Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 485 506 485
Rank change year-on-year +21 -21 +92
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 252 696 936
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.53% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.40% 3.03% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 208 499 806
Median annual salary £51,750 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.43% -4.55% +14.58%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,150 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £89,375
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% -4.55% +15.79%

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 10,503 22,952 23,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.35% 17.47% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 8,710 18,863 18,968
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £81,250
UK median annual salary £54,750 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.50% +5.26% +6.74%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in England

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in England.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in England

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in England over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 +86 91 £62,500 +4.17% 17
South East +103 70 £50,000 -8.26% 12
North of England +102 46 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Midlands +52 29 £42,500 -10.53% 9
Yorkshire +130 24 £36,000 -31.43% 2
North West +71 16 £38,750 -9.88% 1
West Midlands +43 15 £24,000 -61.60% 5
East Midlands +61 13 £45,000 -5.26% 4
South West +82 8 £39,500 -11.24% 5
North East +19 6 £37,500 -18.92% 1
East of England +76 3 £60,000 +133.01% 2
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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.

1 135 (53.57%) Windows
2 117 (46.43%) Azure
3 114 (45.24%) Microsoft
4 101 (40.08%) Active Directory
5 99 (39.29%) VMware
6 92 (36.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 88 (34.92%) Windows Server
8 82 (32.54%) Linux
9 67 (26.59%) Hyper-V
10 56 (22.22%) Firewall
11 54 (21.43%) DNS
12 49 (19.44%) PowerShell
12 49 (19.44%) VMware ESXi
13 48 (19.05%) LAN
14 45 (17.86%) AWS
14 45 (17.86%) Windows 10
15 43 (17.06%) SQL
16 42 (16.67%) Office 365
17 40 (15.87%) SQL Server
18 39 (15.48%) DevOps
18 39 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 38 (15.08%) IaaS
19 38 (15.08%) ITIL
20 37 (14.68%) WAN
20 37 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
21 36 (14.29%) Python
21 36 (14.29%) DHCP
22 35 (13.89%) Finance
23 34 (13.49%) Security Cleared
24 32 (12.70%) Clustering

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 16 (6.35%) Skype for Business
2 15 (5.95%) IIS
3 14 (5.56%) Confluence
4 13 (5.16%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.97%) MS Exchange
6 8 (3.17%) Apache
6 8 (3.17%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.38%) nginx
8 4 (1.59%) WildFly
9 2 (0.79%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.40%) Drupal
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.40%) Mule
10 1 (0.40%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 26 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) Gliffy
5 1 (0.40%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.40%) assyst
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 117 (46.43%) Azure
2 45 (17.86%) AWS
3 42 (16.67%) Office 365
4 38 (15.08%) IaaS
5 25 (9.92%) PaaS
6 21 (8.33%) GCP
7 16 (6.35%) Power Platform
8 14 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (4.76%) Azure Stack
10 11 (4.37%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (3.97%) GitHub
12 7 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (2.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 7 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.98%) Datadog
13 5 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (1.59%) SaaS
14 4 (1.59%) Serverless
15 3 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 56 (22.22%) Firewall
2 54 (21.43%) DNS
3 48 (19.05%) LAN
4 37 (14.68%) WAN
5 36 (14.29%) DHCP
6 31 (12.30%) VPN
7 30 (11.90%) TCP/IP
8 25 (9.92%) SAN
9 18 (7.14%) Skype
10 15 (5.95%) Wireless
10 15 (5.95%) WLAN
11 14 (5.56%) iSCSI
12 12 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
12 12 (4.76%) HTTP
13 11 (4.37%) Unified Communications
14 10 (3.97%) Network Security
15 9 (3.57%) NAS
15 9 (3.57%) VoIP
16 8 (3.17%) SSH
17 7 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (5.56%) MySQL
3 14 (5.56%) Power BI
4 11 (4.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 11 (4.37%) Data Lake
4 11 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (2.78%) Big Data
5 7 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.79%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.79%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.79%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.79%) DB2
7 2 (0.79%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 25 (9.92%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.54%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.35%) JIRA
4 10 (3.97%) Bitbucket
5 6 (2.38%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.38%) NetBeans
6 5 (1.98%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.59%) git-flow
7 4 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.59%) RSpec
7 4 (1.59%) Selenium
7 4 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.59%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.19%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (1.19%) JUnit
8 3 (1.19%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.19%) MSI
8 3 (1.19%) NUnit
8 3 (1.19%) Subversion
8 3 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (13.89%) Finance
2 12 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.97%) Retail
4 8 (3.17%) Banking
5 6 (2.38%) Billing
5 6 (2.38%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.98%) Marketing
7 3 (1.19%) Advertising
7 3 (1.19%) Automotive
7 3 (1.19%) Law
8 2 (0.79%) Front Office
8 2 (0.79%) Games
8 2 (0.79%) Legal
8 2 (0.79%) Military
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (9.52%) Administrator
2 24 (9.52%) Analyst
2 24 (9.52%) Architect
3 22 (8.73%) Systems Administrator
4 21 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 17 (6.75%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (6.75%) Developer
5 17 (6.75%) Wintel Engineer
6 16 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
8 13 (5.16%) Azure Architect
9 12 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (4.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (3.97%) IT Support
11 10 (3.97%) Network Engineer
12 9 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 8 (3.17%) IT Engineer
13 8 (3.17%) Senior Developer
14 7 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.37%) .NET
2 6 (2.38%) AWT
2 6 (2.38%) Java ME
2 6 (2.38%) Java SE
2 6 (2.38%) JSP
2 6 (2.38%) LDAP
2 6 (2.38%) RESTful
3 5 (1.98%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.98%) JSON
3 5 (1.98%) Node.js
3 5 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (1.98%) Web Services
4 4 (1.59%) Akka
4 4 (1.59%) LAMP
4 4 (1.59%) MEAN Stack
4 4 (1.59%) WebRTC
5 3 (1.19%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.19%) CSS
5 3 (1.19%) jQuery
5 3 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.70%) Clustering
2 29 (11.51%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.35%) Public Cloud
4 15 (5.95%) Driving Licence
5 13 (5.16%) CMDB
6 9 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.38%) Replication
8 5 (1.98%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.19%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.79%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 135 (53.57%) Windows
2 88 (34.92%) Windows Server
3 82 (32.54%) Linux
4 45 (17.86%) Windows 10
5 27 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (8.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 18 (7.14%) Unix
7 18 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (6.75%) Ubuntu
9 16 (6.35%) Windows 7
10 13 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (4.37%) Debian
11 11 (4.37%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (2.78%) SUSE
12 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.38%) Solaris
14 5 (1.98%) VMS
15 4 (1.59%) Android
15 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.48%) DevOps
1 39 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (15.08%) ITIL
3 37 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (9.52%) Migration
5 24 (9.52%) Patch Management
6 23 (9.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (8.33%) Change Management
8 20 (7.94%) Analytics
9 18 (7.14%) Data Protection
9 18 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
10 17 (6.75%) Data Analytics
10 17 (6.75%) Open Source
11 16 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (6.35%) Proactive Monitoring
12 15 (5.95%) Customer Requirements
12 15 (5.95%) Mentoring
12 15 (5.95%) Problem Management
13 14 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.44%) PowerShell
2 43 (17.06%) SQL
3 36 (14.29%) Python
4 25 (9.92%) Java
5 17 (6.75%) Bash Shell
6 15 (5.95%) VB
7 13 (5.16%) C#
8 9 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.17%) C++
9 8 (3.17%) Perl
10 7 (2.78%) PHP
10 7 (2.78%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.59%) Ruby
12 3 (1.19%) C
12 3 (1.19%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.79%) Groovy
13 2 (0.79%) R
13 2 (0.79%) VBScript
14 1 (0.40%) Clojure
14 1 (0.40%) Go
Qualifications
1 34 (13.49%) Security Cleared
2 25 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (7.54%) DV Cleared
4 16 (6.35%) Degree
5 14 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 13 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.16%) MCSE
7 11 (4.37%) CCNA
8 6 (2.38%) MCSA
8 6 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.59%) CCNP
10 3 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.19%) RHCE
10 3 (1.19%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.79%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.79%) LFCE
11 2 (0.79%) LFCS
11 2 (0.79%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (0.79%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.30%) SLA
2 5 (1.98%) QA
3 3 (1.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (40.08%) Active Directory
2 92 (36.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (26.59%) Hyper-V
4 49 (19.44%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (12.70%) Docker
6 18 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 17 (6.75%) VMware Server
8 9 (3.57%) vSphere
9 8 (3.17%) Firmware
10 6 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.98%) XenApp
12 4 (1.59%) DFS Replication
12 4 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.59%) Xen
13 3 (1.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (1.19%) NFS
13 3 (1.19%) vCloud
14 2 (0.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (12.30%) SCVMM
2 29 (11.51%) SCCM
3 28 (11.11%) Ansible
4 21 (8.33%) WSUS
5 19 (7.54%) Kubernetes
5 19 (7.54%) Puppet
6 14 (5.56%) Terraform
7 13 (5.16%) vCenter Server
7 13 (5.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 8 (3.17%) Packer
9 7 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (2.38%) Icinga
10 6 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (2.38%) SCOM
11 5 (1.98%) Prometheus
11 5 (1.98%) Salt
12 4 (1.59%) Consul
12 4 (1.59%) SCDPM
12 4 (1.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 114 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 99 (39.29%) VMware
3 31 (12.30%) Cisco
4 22 (8.73%) Oracle
5 19 (7.54%) Red Hat
6 17 (6.75%) Citrix
6 17 (6.75%) Google
7 13 (5.16%) PlateSpin
8 12 (4.76%) Veeam
9 11 (4.37%) Databricks
9 11 (4.37%) Tableau
9 11 (4.37%) VirtaMove
10 10 (3.97%) HP
11 8 (3.17%) Splunk
12 6 (2.38%) Sun
13 4 (1.59%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.59%) Dialogic
13 4 (1.59%) Fortinet
13 4 (1.59%) Juniper
13 4 (1.59%) Symantec