Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 596 631
Rank change year-on-year +53 +35 -82
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 797 689 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 3.67% 3.21% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 644 507 633
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +10.59%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.70% +8.82%

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 21714 21490 23249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.01% 12.39% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 18204 18069 19610
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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 +37 368 £60,000 +9.09% 17
South East +47 145 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North of England +68 109 £42,500 +21.43% 9
Midlands 0 68 £51,250 +35.76% 4
East of England +33 64 £47,500 - 3
North West +16 51 £43,000 +32.31% 5
West Midlands -21 51 £52,500 +20.36% 1
South West +23 42 £40,000 - 5
Yorkshire +40 37 £41,500 +8.50% 4
North East +15 21 £39,513 -17.85%
East Midlands -1 17 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 426 (53.45%) Windows
2 344 (43.16%) Linux
3 292 (36.64%) Microsoft
4 251 (31.49%) Active Directory
5 248 (31.12%) VMware
6 230 (28.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 189 (23.71%) DevOps
8 180 (22.58%) Oracle
9 165 (20.70%) Python
10 163 (20.45%) Java
11 162 (20.33%) Firewall
11 162 (20.33%) Windows Server
12 155 (19.45%) SQL Server
13 153 (19.20%) Degree
14 150 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
15 149 (18.70%) DNS
16 146 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
17 145 (18.19%) ITIL
18 136 (17.06%) SQL
19 129 (16.19%) Configuration Management
20 128 (16.06%) Hyper-V
20 128 (16.06%) Ansible
21 125 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
22 123 (15.43%) SAN
22 123 (15.43%) Puppet
23 117 (14.68%) Finance
24 112 (14.05%) Unix
25 111 (13.93%) Computer Science
26 109 (13.68%) Cisco
27 103 (12.92%) Office 365

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 76 (9.54%) Tomcat
2 65 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 51 (6.40%) MS Exchange
3 51 (6.40%) nginx
4 45 (5.65%) IIS
4 45 (5.65%) WebSphere
5 39 (4.89%) Cloud Foundry
6 34 (4.27%) Confluence
7 24 (3.01%) Apache
8 21 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (2.26%) JBoss
9 18 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (1.88%) Apache Spark
11 15 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (1.51%) WebLogic
13 9 (1.13%) SAS
14 7 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 70 (8.78%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.50%) HipChat
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.25%) Relativity
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.13%) Magento
3 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.13%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 150 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
3 103 (12.92%) Office 365
4 63 (7.90%) PaaS
5 46 (5.77%) npm
6 43 (5.40%) IaaS
7 33 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (3.51%) Amazon S3
9 25 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (2.63%) GitHub
10 21 (2.63%) SaaS
10 21 (2.63%) Serverless
11 19 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (1.25%) Mimecast
15 8 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
15 8 (1.00%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 7 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 162 (20.33%) Firewall
2 149 (18.70%) DNS
3 123 (15.43%) SAN
4 87 (10.92%) DHCP
5 74 (9.28%) TCP/IP
6 66 (8.28%) WAN
7 61 (7.65%) LAN
8 58 (7.28%) VPN
9 48 (6.02%) NAS
10 45 (5.65%) Network Security
11 42 (5.27%) Internet
12 35 (4.39%) BGP
13 29 (3.64%) VoIP
14 25 (3.14%) SSL
15 24 (3.01%) Ethernet
16 23 (2.89%) LDAP
17 22 (2.76%) iSCSI
17 22 (2.76%) VLAN
18 21 (2.63%) OSPF
19 19 (2.38%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (19.45%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.65%) MySQL
3 48 (6.02%) Oracle Database
4 41 (5.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 35 (4.39%) NoSQL
6 29 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 28 (3.51%) RDBMS
8 26 (3.26%) Big Data
9 25 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
10 23 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
11 19 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
13 16 (2.01%) MongoDB
14 15 (1.88%) Hadoop
14 15 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 12 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 94 (11.79%) Jenkins
2 77 (9.66%) Git (software)
3 54 (6.78%) Gradle
4 48 (6.02%) Maven
5 47 (5.90%) JIRA
6 46 (5.77%) gulp
7 42 (5.27%) TeamCity
8 41 (5.14%) JUnit
9 32 (4.02%) Travis CI
10 29 (3.64%) Subversion
11 23 (2.89%) CircleCI
11 23 (2.89%) IBM UrbanCode
12 21 (2.63%) Jasmine
13 20 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (1.51%) ClearQuest
15 12 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
15 12 (1.51%) Visual Studio
16 11 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
17 9 (1.13%) Liquibase
General
1 117 (14.68%) Finance
2 47 (5.90%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.01%) Retail
4 23 (2.89%) Marketing
5 21 (2.63%) Electronics
6 18 (2.26%) Banking
7 15 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.76%) Games
9 9 (1.13%) Law
10 8 (1.00%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.88%) Automotive
12 6 (0.75%) Legal
13 5 (0.63%) Publishing
14 4 (0.50%) Advertising
14 4 (0.50%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.38%) Military
16 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.13%) Back Office
16 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 103 (12.92%) Administrator
2 98 (12.30%) Analyst
3 88 (11.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 81 (10.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 69 (8.66%) Architect
6 67 (8.41%) Systems Administrator
7 65 (8.16%) Support Engineer
8 49 (6.15%) DBA
8 49 (6.15%) Security Analyst
9 41 (5.14%) Linux Administrator
10 38 (4.77%) Linux Engineer
11 33 (4.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 31 (3.89%) Developer
13 30 (3.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 29 (3.64%) Consultant
15 27 (3.39%) Junior
16 25 (3.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 24 (3.01%) Support Analyst
18 23 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
18 23 (2.89%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.52%) Web Services
2 38 (4.77%) HTML
3 37 (4.64%) Middleware
4 36 (4.52%) .NET
5 33 (4.14%) Node.js
6 30 (3.76%) JSON
7 24 (3.01%) XML
8 23 (2.89%) LAMP
9 19 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
10 13 (1.63%) CSS
10 13 (1.63%) HTML5
10 13 (1.63%) React
11 12 (1.51%) Java EE
11 12 (1.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 12 (1.51%) REST
11 12 (1.51%) RESTful
11 12 (1.51%) XMPP
12 11 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
12 11 (1.38%) SOAP
12 11 (1.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 111 (13.93%) Computer Science
2 89 (11.17%) Data Centre
3 87 (10.92%) Management Information System
4 50 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (5.90%) Clustering
6 40 (5.02%) Replication
7 27 (3.39%) Cyberthreat
8 24 (3.01%) Fintech
9 19 (2.38%) Public Cloud
10 18 (2.26%) Derivative
10 18 (2.26%) Internet of Things
11 15 (1.88%) User Experience
12 14 (1.76%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.76%) Reinsurance
13 11 (1.38%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.38%) Handset
13 11 (1.38%) Thin Client
14 10 (1.25%) FMCG
14 10 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (1.13%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 426 (53.45%) Windows
2 344 (43.16%) Linux
3 162 (20.33%) Windows Server
4 112 (14.05%) Unix
5 94 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 78 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (5.65%) Windows 10
9 44 (5.52%) Windows 7
10 41 (5.14%) CentOS
11 35 (4.39%) Oracle Linux
12 27 (3.39%) Windows 8
12 27 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (3.01%) Solaris
14 20 (2.51%) VMS
15 16 (2.01%) AIX
16 14 (1.76%) Debian
16 14 (1.76%) Mac OS X
17 12 (1.51%) Windows XP
18 11 (1.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (23.71%) DevOps
2 145 (18.19%) ITIL
3 129 (16.19%) Configuration Management
4 125 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (12.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 94 (11.79%) Information Security
7 85 (10.66%) SIEM
8 79 (9.91%) Performance Tuning
9 68 (8.53%) Open Source
10 59 (7.40%) Software Delivery
11 55 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
12 50 (6.27%) Information Assurance
12 50 (6.27%) Security Operations
13 47 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (5.90%) Mentoring
14 45 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 45 (5.65%) Service Delivery
15 44 (5.52%) Problem Management
15 44 (5.52%) Test Automation
16 43 (5.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 165 (20.70%) Python
2 163 (20.45%) Java
3 136 (17.06%) SQL
4 88 (11.04%) PowerShell
5 81 (10.16%) Bash Shell
6 80 (10.04%) Shell Script
7 70 (8.78%) JavaScript
8 69 (8.66%) Perl
9 52 (6.52%) Groovy
10 50 (6.27%) C#
11 49 (6.15%) C
12 43 (5.40%) Ruby
13 19 (2.38%) C++
13 19 (2.38%) T-SQL
14 16 (2.01%) PHP
15 14 (1.76%) Scala
16 11 (1.38%) VBScript
17 10 (1.25%) PL/SQL
18 8 (1.00%) ES6
18 8 (1.00%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 153 (19.20%) Degree
2 102 (12.80%) Security Cleared
3 91 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (8.41%) MCSE
5 60 (7.53%) DV Cleared
6 54 (6.78%) GCIA
6 54 (6.78%) GCIH
6 54 (6.78%) GIAC
7 42 (5.27%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (5.27%) SC Cleared
8 31 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (3.89%) MCSA
9 30 (3.76%) CCNA
10 26 (3.26%) CompTIA Security+
11 22 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (2.51%) RHCE
13 18 (2.26%) MCP
13 18 (2.26%) RHCSA
13 18 (2.26%) SANS
14 15 (1.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (3.26%) QA
3 22 (2.76%) SLA
4 15 (1.88%) NIST 800
5 8 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.25%) COBIT
8 2 (0.25%) GAMP
8 2 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.25%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.13%) GCP
9 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 251 (31.49%) Active Directory
2 230 (28.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (16.06%) Hyper-V
4 80 (10.04%) Docker
5 56 (7.03%) vSphere
6 42 (5.27%) Virtual Servers
7 33 (4.14%) iptables
7 33 (4.14%) NFS
8 29 (3.64%) Terminal Services
9 27 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (3.14%) XenApp
11 17 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (2.13%) XenDesktop
12 16 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (1.63%) KVM
14 12 (1.51%) Samba
15 11 (1.38%) Firmware
15 11 (1.38%) LXC
16 9 (1.13%) BitLocker
16 9 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 128 (16.06%) Ansible
2 123 (15.43%) Puppet
3 91 (11.42%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (8.16%) Kubernetes
5 55 (6.90%) QRadar
6 39 (4.89%) Nessus
7 38 (4.77%) SCCM
8 37 (4.64%) CSIRT
9 33 (4.14%) SCVMM
10 30 (3.76%) Nagios
11 29 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
12 22 (2.76%) vCenter Server
13 21 (2.63%) SCOM
14 19 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
14 19 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 19 (2.38%) SCDPM
14 19 (2.38%) SCOrch
15 18 (2.26%) Data Guard
16 15 (1.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 15 (1.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 292 (36.64%) Microsoft
2 248 (31.12%) VMware
3 180 (22.58%) Oracle
4 109 (13.68%) Cisco
5 77 (9.66%) HP
6 74 (9.28%) Red Hat
7 66 (8.28%) Citrix
8 47 (5.90%) IBM
9 36 (4.52%) Dell
10 35 (4.39%) BeyondTrust
11 33 (4.14%) Atlassian
12 32 (4.02%) Google
13 31 (3.89%) CheckPoint
14 29 (3.64%) BMC
14 29 (3.64%) McAfee
15 27 (3.39%) EMC
16 25 (3.14%) Veeam
17 24 (3.01%) NetApp
18 18 (2.26%) Splunk
19 17 (2.13%) Apple