Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 500 493 578
Rank change year-on-year -7 +85 +22
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 652 885 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.58% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 2.99% 3.80% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 477 723 639
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £86,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% +6.67%

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 21,830 23,287 21,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.37% 15.35% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 18,049 19,056 18,471
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 -32 209 £62,500 -3.85% 35
South East +13 156 £53,750 +26.47% 26
Midlands +83 114 £47,500 -7.32% 14
North of England -30 99 £50,000 +13.64% 19
West Midlands +48 77 £62,500 +16.28% 7
North West -38 62 £43,000 -8.32% 13
East of England +42 51 £32,500 -27.78% 15
East Midlands +47 37 £47,500 +15.15% 7
Yorkshire +12 33 £55,250 +53.47% 5
South West -15 21 £42,300 +5.75% 10
North East +27 4 £23,000 -45.88% 1
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 381 (58.44%) Windows
2 273 (41.87%) VMware
3 261 (40.03%) Microsoft
4 244 (37.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 242 (37.12%) Azure
6 222 (34.05%) Active Directory
7 211 (32.36%) Linux
8 205 (31.44%) Hyper-V
9 170 (26.07%) Windows Server
10 151 (23.16%) SQL
11 128 (19.63%) AWS
12 124 (19.02%) DevOps
13 120 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
14 117 (17.94%) ITIL
14 117 (17.94%) Data Centre
15 116 (17.79%) Office 365
16 115 (17.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 113 (17.33%) SCCM
18 111 (17.02%) Firewall
19 103 (15.80%) Problem-Solving
20 98 (15.03%) DNS
21 91 (13.96%) SharePoint
22 88 (13.50%) Management Information System
23 87 (13.34%) Windows Server 2012
24 86 (13.19%) Finance
25 84 (12.88%) SQL Server
25 84 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
26 79 (12.12%) Java
27 78 (11.96%) Cisco
28 76 (11.66%) Degree

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 91 (13.96%) SharePoint
2 55 (8.44%) MS Exchange
3 33 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (4.60%) IIS
4 30 (4.60%) Skype for Business
5 20 (3.07%) nginx
6 16 (2.45%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.15%) Confluence
8 12 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.53%) Anypoint
10 10 (1.53%) Apache
11 9 (1.38%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.07%) CMS
13 5 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.77%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.61%) Drupal
14 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.61%) JBoss
15 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 38 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.15%) Gliffy
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Eikon
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.31%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 242 (37.12%) Azure
2 128 (19.63%) AWS
3 116 (17.79%) Office 365
4 65 (9.97%) IaaS
5 51 (7.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 48 (7.36%) PaaS
7 34 (5.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 33 (5.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 33 (5.06%) SaaS
9 30 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (4.45%) Amazon EC2
11 28 (4.29%) Amazon S3
12 25 (3.83%) Power Platform
13 22 (3.37%) GCP
14 20 (3.07%) Amazon ECS
14 20 (3.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (1.84%) Serverless
16 11 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 9 (1.38%) npm
18 8 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (17.02%) Firewall
2 98 (15.03%) DNS
3 75 (11.50%) SAN
4 62 (9.51%) DHCP
5 53 (8.13%) TCP/IP
6 45 (6.90%) LAN
7 41 (6.29%) WAN
8 39 (5.98%) VPN
9 35 (5.37%) Network Security
10 29 (4.45%) NAS
11 26 (3.99%) Wireless
12 23 (3.53%) VLAN
13 21 (3.22%) VoIP
14 14 (2.15%) Internet
15 13 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (1.99%) SMTP
16 12 (1.84%) Skype
17 11 (1.69%) SMS
18 10 (1.53%) SSL
19 9 (1.38%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.75%) Azure SQL Database
3 33 (5.06%) Amazon RDS
4 25 (3.83%) Power BI
5 21 (3.22%) MySQL
6 20 (3.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 19 (2.91%) Data Lake
8 14 (2.15%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
11 7 (1.07%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.92%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.77%) Big Data
13 5 (0.77%) HDInsight
13 5 (0.77%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 67 (10.28%) Git (software)
2 62 (9.51%) Jenkins
3 42 (6.44%) JIRA
4 31 (4.75%) TeamCity
5 19 (2.91%) gulp
6 17 (2.61%) Eclipse
7 15 (2.30%) NetBeans
7 15 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (2.15%) Gerrit
8 14 (2.15%) Visual Studio
9 12 (1.84%) Maven
10 11 (1.69%) Gradle
10 11 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.38%) GitLab
11 9 (1.38%) Jasmine
11 9 (1.38%) JUnit
12 8 (1.23%) Bitbucket Server
12 8 (1.23%) Grunt
13 7 (1.07%) Mercurial
General
1 86 (13.19%) Finance
2 34 (5.21%) Retail
3 23 (3.53%) Aerospace
4 18 (2.76%) Automotive
5 17 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.99%) Games
6 13 (1.99%) Public Sector
7 11 (1.69%) Marketing
8 10 (1.53%) Publishing
9 9 (1.38%) Local Government
10 8 (1.23%) Banking
10 8 (1.23%) Military
11 7 (1.07%) Billing
11 7 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.92%) Law
13 5 (0.77%) Advertising
14 4 (0.61%) German Language
15 3 (0.46%) Electronics
16 2 (0.31%) Retail Finance
17 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 107 (16.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 77 (11.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 67 (10.28%) Architect
4 64 (9.82%) Support Engineer
5 52 (7.98%) Developer
6 47 (7.21%) Analyst
7 41 (6.29%) IT Support
8 38 (5.83%) Security Engineer
9 31 (4.75%) Azure Engineer
9 31 (4.75%) Consultant
10 29 (4.45%) IT Engineer
11 28 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
12 27 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
13 24 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 24 (3.68%) Senior DevOps
13 24 (3.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 23 (3.53%) Administrator
15 22 (3.37%) Support Analyst
16 21 (3.22%) Systems Administrator
16 21 (3.22%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (9.51%) Web Services
2 30 (4.60%) .NET
3 27 (4.14%) HTML
4 23 (3.53%) AngularJS
5 18 (2.76%) Middleware
6 17 (2.61%) JSP
6 17 (2.61%) React
7 16 (2.45%) CSS
8 15 (2.30%) AWT
8 15 (2.30%) Java ME
8 15 (2.30%) Java SE
9 14 (2.15%) HTML5
9 14 (2.15%) OpenJDK
10 13 (1.99%) RESTful
11 12 (1.84%) LAMP
12 11 (1.69%) LDAP
12 11 (1.69%) Node.js
13 10 (1.53%) jQuery
14 8 (1.23%) Ajax
14 8 (1.23%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 117 (17.94%) Data Centre
2 88 (13.50%) Management Information System
3 61 (9.36%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (7.52%) Public Cloud
5 48 (7.36%) Private Cloud
6 37 (5.67%) Clustering
7 35 (5.37%) User Experience
8 32 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (4.91%) CCTV
8 32 (4.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 26 (3.99%) Replication
10 18 (2.76%) Driving Licence
11 16 (2.45%) Client/Server
11 16 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 14 (2.15%) Smartphone
13 13 (1.99%) Virtual Team
14 12 (1.84%) Mainframe
15 11 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
16 10 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 381 (58.44%) Windows
2 211 (32.36%) Linux
3 170 (26.07%) Windows Server
4 87 (13.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 84 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (9.36%) Windows 10
7 31 (4.75%) Windows 7
8 29 (4.45%) Ubuntu
9 28 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (4.14%) CentOS
11 22 (3.37%) SUSE
12 13 (1.99%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (1.84%) Solaris
13 12 (1.84%) zOS
14 11 (1.69%) Android
14 11 (1.69%) Unix
15 10 (1.53%) Apple iOS
15 10 (1.53%) VMS
16 9 (1.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (19.02%) DevOps
2 120 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (17.94%) ITIL
4 115 (17.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 103 (15.80%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (9.05%) Project Management
7 58 (8.90%) Migration
8 57 (8.74%) Cybersecurity
9 51 (7.82%) Software Engineering
10 50 (7.67%) ITIL V3
11 48 (7.36%) Change Management
12 47 (7.21%) Computer Science
13 46 (7.06%) Service Management
14 44 (6.75%) Test Automation
15 43 (6.60%) Configuration Management
16 39 (5.98%) Load Balancing
17 38 (5.83%) Security Management
18 37 (5.67%) Incident Management
18 37 (5.67%) Information Security
18 37 (5.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 151 (23.16%) SQL
2 79 (12.12%) Java
3 75 (11.50%) PowerShell
4 71 (10.89%) Python
5 48 (7.36%) C#
6 39 (5.98%) Bash Shell
7 34 (5.21%) C++
8 29 (4.45%) C
9 24 (3.68%) JavaScript
10 22 (3.37%) Ruby
11 19 (2.91%) Groovy
12 18 (2.76%) Perl
12 18 (2.76%) Shell Script
13 14 (2.15%) Ada
14 13 (1.99%) Go
15 12 (1.84%) REXX
15 12 (1.84%) VB
16 11 (1.69%) PHP
17 10 (1.53%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.92%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 76 (11.66%) Degree
2 47 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 39 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (4.75%) SC Cleared
5 30 (4.60%) MCSE
6 22 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (3.07%) CCNA
8 19 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (2.15%) DV Cleared
10 13 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.69%) Master's Degree
12 10 (1.53%) MCSA
13 8 (1.23%) AWS Certification
13 8 (1.23%) MCP
14 6 (0.92%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.77%) CCNP
15 5 (0.77%) HND
16 4 (0.61%) CISSP
16 4 (0.61%) JNCIA
16 4 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.59%) SLA
2 42 (6.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.53%) Cyber Essentials
3 23 (3.53%) PCI DSS
4 22 (3.37%) COBIT
5 19 (2.91%) QA
6 15 (2.30%) GDPR
6 15 (2.30%) ISO 9001
7 7 (1.07%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.31%) GAMP
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) HL7
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 244 (37.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 222 (34.05%) Active Directory
3 205 (31.44%) Hyper-V
4 73 (11.20%) VMware ESXi
5 67 (10.28%) vSphere
6 44 (6.75%) Docker
7 16 (2.45%) XenApp
8 14 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (1.84%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 12 (1.84%) RACF
9 12 (1.84%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.38%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.07%) KVM
12 6 (0.92%) Firmware
12 6 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.77%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.77%) NFS
13 5 (0.77%) Samba
13 5 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 113 (17.33%) SCCM
2 48 (7.36%) Ansible
3 47 (7.21%) Kubernetes
4 43 (6.60%) Puppet
5 41 (6.29%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (3.37%) Terraform
7 20 (3.07%) SCVMM
8 18 (2.76%) Nessus
8 18 (2.76%) SCOrch
9 15 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 14 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (1.99%) WSUS
12 11 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
12 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (1.53%) Perfmon
14 9 (1.38%) Backup Exec
14 9 (1.38%) MAINVIEW
14 9 (1.38%) vCenter Server
15 8 (1.23%) FortiGate
15 8 (1.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 273 (41.87%) VMware
2 261 (40.03%) Microsoft
3 78 (11.96%) Cisco
4 52 (7.98%) Citrix
5 44 (6.75%) HP
5 44 (6.75%) Oracle
6 36 (5.52%) Veeam
7 29 (4.45%) NetApp
8 28 (4.29%) Red Hat
9 22 (3.37%) Dell
10 20 (3.07%) IBM
10 20 (3.07%) Palo Alto
11 19 (2.91%) Qualys
12 18 (2.76%) Google
13 16 (2.45%) 3PAR
13 16 (2.45%) Brocade
13 16 (2.45%) McAfee
14 15 (2.30%) Barracuda Networks
15 14 (2.15%) CA
16 11 (1.69%) Apple