Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 483 587 546
Rank change year-on-year +104 -41 +69
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 958 721 932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.43% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 4.03% 3.38% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 762 580 737
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.18% +6.11% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,625 £76,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 23,750 21,302 23,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.53% 12.67% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 19,293 18,030 20,361
England median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in England

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in England.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in England

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in England

Virtual Machines
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the England region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +87 484 £65,000 +13.04% 50
North of England +78 161 £47,500 +26.67% 34
South East +41 157 £45,000 +11.11% 33
North West +58 98 £52,500 +40.00% 16
Midlands +40 95 £47,500 +50.79% 9
West Midlands +72 74 £47,500 +54.47% 6
Yorkshire +57 62 £42,500 +41.67% 13
East of England -12 39 £45,000 -10.00% 13
East Midlands +2 21 £47,500 +50.79% 3
South West -8 20 £46,000 +31.43% 5
North East -38 1 £42,500 +10.39% 5
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 513 (53.55%) Windows
2 454 (47.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 423 (44.15%) Linux
4 352 (36.74%) SQL
5 311 (32.46%) Microsoft
6 306 (31.94%) Git (software)
7 299 (31.21%) Amazon AWS
8 284 (29.65%) Active Directory
9 266 (27.77%) VMware
10 262 (27.35%) DevOps
11 255 (26.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 230 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
13 174 (18.16%) Amazon EC2
14 163 (17.01%) Office 365
15 162 (16.91%) Ansible
16 161 (16.81%) Jenkins
17 155 (16.18%) Docker
17 155 (16.18%) Business Intelligence
18 152 (15.87%) Firewall
18 152 (15.87%) Windows Server
19 150 (15.66%) Finance
20 149 (15.55%) Python
21 146 (15.24%) Amazon S3
22 131 (13.67%) SQL Server
23 130 (13.57%) C#
24 129 (13.47%) Presales
25 128 (13.36%) MySQL
26 126 (13.15%) Java
27 125 (13.05%) JavaScript
28 124 (12.94%) PowerShell

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 117 (12.21%) IIS
2 89 (9.29%) Confluence
3 78 (8.14%) Ethereum
4 67 (6.99%) MS Exchange
5 61 (6.37%) SharePoint
6 28 (2.92%) Tomcat
7 24 (2.51%) Apache Spark
7 24 (2.51%) Skype for Business
8 23 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
9 22 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (2.09%) nginx
11 18 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (1.67%) Apache
13 15 (1.57%) NServiceBus
14 14 (1.46%) WebLogic
15 13 (1.36%) WebSphere
16 12 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
16 12 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (1.25%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 73 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (4.38%) Distributed Ledger
2 18 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.21%) Magento
5 2 (0.21%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.10%) C-CURE
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 454 (47.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 299 (31.21%) Amazon AWS
3 174 (18.16%) Amazon EC2
4 163 (17.01%) Office 365
5 146 (15.24%) Amazon S3
6 123 (12.84%) IaaS
7 121 (12.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 108 (11.27%) GitHub
9 95 (9.92%) Cloud Computing
10 92 (9.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 92 (9.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 82 (8.56%) Amazon SQS
12 70 (7.31%) Serverless
13 64 (6.68%) Azure Data Factory
13 64 (6.68%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 45 (4.70%) PaaS
15 14 (1.46%) SaaS
16 13 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
16 13 (1.36%) npm
17 12 (1.25%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 152 (15.87%) Firewall
2 119 (12.42%) DNS
3 114 (11.90%) SAN
4 81 (8.46%) DHCP
5 66 (6.89%) TCP/IP
6 63 (6.58%) VPN
7 56 (5.85%) NAS
8 47 (4.91%) WAN
9 44 (4.59%) LAN
10 34 (3.55%) Remote Desktop
11 31 (3.24%) VoIP
12 24 (2.51%) BGP
12 24 (2.51%) Skype
13 23 (2.40%) Internet
13 23 (2.40%) Intrusion Detection
14 21 (2.19%) OSPF
15 20 (2.09%) VLAN
16 19 (1.98%) Network Security
17 16 (1.67%) RIP
18 15 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 128 (13.36%) MySQL
3 106 (11.06%) NoSQL
4 100 (10.44%) Big Data
5 84 (8.77%) Amazon RDS
5 84 (8.77%) Redis
6 82 (8.56%) PostgreSQL
7 80 (8.35%) Blockchain
8 72 (7.52%) Azure SQL Database
9 69 (7.20%) Power BI
10 64 (6.68%) Data Lake
11 32 (3.34%) Oracle Database
12 30 (3.13%) Hadoop
12 30 (3.13%) Relational Database
13 24 (2.51%) MongoDB
14 22 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
15 21 (2.19%) Apache Hive
16 17 (1.77%) Neo4j
16 17 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
17 14 (1.46%) HBase
Development Applications
1 306 (31.94%) Git (software)
2 161 (16.81%) Jenkins
3 109 (11.38%) JIRA
4 103 (10.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 102 (10.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 100 (10.44%) TeamCity
7 83 (8.66%) Visual Studio
8 59 (6.16%) Mocha
9 30 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 20 (2.09%) Vagrant
11 16 (1.67%) GitLab
11 16 (1.67%) Maven
12 15 (1.57%) JUnit
13 14 (1.46%) Travis CI
14 13 (1.36%) Gradle
15 10 (1.04%) gulp
15 10 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (0.94%) MSBuild
17 8 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
17 8 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 150 (15.66%) Finance
2 112 (11.69%) Banking
3 93 (9.71%) Telecoms
4 59 (6.16%) Marketing
5 26 (2.71%) Law
6 22 (2.30%) Retail
7 20 (2.09%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.46%) German Language
9 12 (1.25%) Games
9 12 (1.25%) Japanese Language
10 9 (0.94%) Legal
11 6 (0.63%) Advertising
11 6 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.31%) Military
13 3 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.10%) Automotive
15 1 (0.10%) Back Office
15 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 167 (17.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 136 (14.20%) Developer
3 128 (13.36%) Consultant
4 89 (9.29%) Administrator
5 69 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 66 (6.89%) Blockchain Developer
6 66 (6.89%) Systems Administrator
7 57 (5.95%) Backend Developer
8 52 (5.43%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 52 (5.43%) Power BI Consultant
9 51 (5.32%) Architect
9 51 (5.32%) Microsoft BI Consultant
10 50 (5.22%) Node.js Developer
11 41 (4.28%) Senior Developer
12 40 (4.18%) Analyst
12 40 (4.18%) IT Support
12 40 (4.18%) Support Engineer
13 38 (3.97%) DevOps Manager
14 32 (3.34%) Azure Consultant
14 32 (3.34%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (10.44%) Node.js
2 79 (8.25%) Smart Contracts
3 78 (8.14%) Truffle
3 78 (8.14%) web3js
4 77 (8.04%) HTML
5 69 (7.20%) CSS
6 59 (6.16%) Chai
7 58 (6.05%) Enzyme
7 58 (6.05%) Jest
8 39 (4.07%) .NET
8 39 (4.07%) React
9 33 (3.44%) Web Services
10 32 (3.34%) RESTful
11 27 (2.82%) CSS3
11 27 (2.82%) HTML5
12 24 (2.51%) AngularJS
13 23 (2.40%) LDAP
13 23 (2.40%) Middleware
14 21 (2.19%) REST
15 18 (1.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 114 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 113 (11.80%) Private Cloud
3 78 (8.14%) Bitcoin
4 77 (8.04%) Computer Science
5 53 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
7 47 (4.91%) Replication
8 44 (4.59%) User Experience
9 39 (4.07%) Management Information System
10 26 (2.71%) CMDB
10 26 (2.71%) Cybercrime
11 20 (2.09%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.77%) Clustering
12 17 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
13 14 (1.46%) EMC VNX
13 14 (1.46%) Life Science
14 13 (1.36%) Data Structures
14 13 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (1.36%) Video\Live Streaming
15 12 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 513 (53.55%) Windows
2 423 (44.15%) Linux
3 152 (15.87%) Windows Server
4 75 (7.83%) Unix
5 73 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (6.99%) VMS
6 67 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 65 (6.78%) Windows 10
8 42 (4.38%) Windows 7
9 32 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (2.71%) Ubuntu
11 24 (2.51%) CentOS
11 24 (2.51%) Mac OS X
12 17 (1.77%) Debian
13 15 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
13 15 (1.57%) Solaris
14 13 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (1.15%) Android
16 10 (1.04%) FreeNAS
16 10 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (27.35%) DevOps
2 230 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (16.18%) Business Intelligence
4 129 (13.47%) Presales
5 122 (12.73%) Test Automation
6 114 (11.90%) Configuration Management
7 107 (11.17%) Service Delivery
8 94 (9.81%) Network Virtualisation
9 92 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
9 92 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
10 87 (9.08%) ITIL
11 81 (8.46%) Front End Development
12 80 (8.35%) API Design
12 80 (8.35%) API Development
12 80 (8.35%) Disaster Recovery
13 79 (8.25%) Analytics
14 74 (7.72%) Data Science
15 72 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
16 70 (7.31%) Cybersecurity
17 69 (7.20%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 352 (36.74%) SQL
2 149 (15.55%) Python
3 130 (13.57%) C#
4 126 (13.15%) Java
5 125 (13.05%) JavaScript
6 124 (12.94%) PowerShell
7 79 (8.25%) ES6
7 79 (8.25%) Solidity
8 74 (7.72%) Bash Shell
9 64 (6.68%) C
9 64 (6.68%) U-SQL
10 58 (6.05%) Ruby
11 30 (3.13%) Perl
12 29 (3.03%) C++
13 27 (2.82%) Shell Script
14 23 (2.40%) Scala
14 23 (2.40%) VBA
15 19 (1.98%) PHP
16 15 (1.57%) Go
17 14 (1.46%) Lua
Qualifications
1 97 (10.13%) Degree
2 78 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (6.47%) MCSE
4 50 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 44 (4.59%) Security Cleared
6 38 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (3.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 30 (3.13%) MCP
9 29 (3.03%) CCNA
10 28 (2.92%) DV Cleared
11 27 (2.82%) CCNP
12 24 (2.51%) Master's Degree
13 22 (2.30%) MCSA
14 18 (1.88%) CompTIA Security+
15 17 (1.77%) CISMP
15 17 (1.77%) CISSP
16 13 (1.36%) SC Cleared
17 12 (1.25%) EMC Certification
18 9 (0.94%) OCP
18 9 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.34%) SLA
2 21 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (2.19%) QA
3 17 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 11 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.04%) COBIT
6 8 (0.84%) GAMP
7 7 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.73%) GDPR
8 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.21%) GCP
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 15765
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 284 (29.65%) Active Directory
2 255 (26.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (16.18%) Docker
4 116 (12.11%) Hyper-V
5 58 (6.05%) vSphere
6 52 (5.43%) XenApp
7 39 (4.07%) XenDesktop
8 34 (3.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 33 (3.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (1.98%) VirtualBox
13 17 (1.77%) Firmware
14 14 (1.46%) HDFS
14 14 (1.46%) NFS
15 13 (1.36%) iptables
16 12 (1.25%) Apache Flume
17 11 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
18 10 (1.04%) KVM
19 7 (0.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 162 (16.91%) Ansible
2 117 (12.21%) Kubernetes
3 95 (9.92%) Puppet
4 86 (8.98%) SCCM
5 72 (7.52%) Docker Swarm
6 68 (7.10%) SCVMM
7 62 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (4.07%) SCOrch
9 36 (3.76%) Microsoft Intune
10 33 (3.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 31 (3.24%) Terraform
12 30 (3.13%) SCDPM
12 30 (3.13%) SCSM
13 24 (2.51%) ZABBIX
14 20 (2.09%) Cisco CUCM
15 19 (1.98%) vRealize
16 18 (1.88%) Kibana
16 18 (1.88%) Nagios
16 18 (1.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 18 (1.88%) vMotion
Vendors
1 311 (32.46%) Microsoft
2 266 (27.77%) VMware
3 118 (12.32%) Oracle
4 114 (11.90%) Citrix
5 103 (10.75%) New Relic
6 82 (8.56%) Trend Micro
7 74 (7.72%) Cisco
8 61 (6.37%) Tableau
9 48 (5.01%) HP
10 45 (4.70%) Red Hat
11 39 (4.07%) EMC
12 37 (3.86%) Google
13 23 (2.40%) BMC
13 23 (2.40%) CommVault
14 22 (2.30%) Atlassian
14 22 (2.30%) Veeam
15 21 (2.19%) IBM
15 21 (2.19%) SAP
16 19 (1.98%) Apple
17 18 (1.88%) Brocade