Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 500 514 632
Rank change year-on-year +14 +118 -35
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 753 884 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.53% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.33% 3.88% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 590 719 451
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 22,638 22,780 19,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.45% 13.71% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18,388 18,634 16,748
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,713
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% +5.05%

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 April 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 21 April 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 -79 243 £63,670 +10.73% 11
South East +67 174 £52,500 +16.67% 17
North of England +45 128 £56,250 +30.81% 9
North West +71 92 £60,000 +33.33% 7
Midlands +34 90 £50,000 - 1
East of England +94 64 £47,500 -9.52%
West Midlands +13 63 £60,000 +20.00%
South West +27 54 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Yorkshire -13 30 £41,000 -3.53% 1
East Midlands +41 27 £42,500 -15.00% 1
North East +34 6 £47,500 +82.69% 1
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 424 (56.31%) Windows
2 336 (44.62%) Linux
3 323 (42.90%) VMware
4 305 (40.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 281 (37.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 261 (34.66%) Microsoft
7 256 (34.00%) Active Directory
8 246 (32.67%) DevOps
9 241 (32.01%) Amazon AWS
10 221 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
11 211 (28.02%) SQL
12 201 (26.69%) Hyper-V
13 176 (23.37%) Windows Server
14 171 (22.71%) PowerShell
15 166 (22.05%) Git (software)
16 145 (19.26%) Ansible
17 144 (19.12%) Python
18 131 (17.40%) Jenkins
19 127 (16.87%) Docker
19 127 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
20 123 (16.33%) Azure Active Directory
21 117 (15.54%) Firewall
22 114 (15.14%) DNS
23 107 (14.21%) ITIL
24 104 (13.81%) IIS
24 104 (13.81%) Puppet
25 102 (13.55%) AWS CloudFormation
26 101 (13.41%) Office 365
27 99 (13.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
27 99 (13.15%) SQL Server

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
1 104 (13.81%) IIS
2 77 (10.23%) Confluence
3 56 (7.44%) Apache
3 56 (7.44%) SharePoint
4 44 (5.84%) MS Exchange
5 40 (5.31%) Tomcat
6 38 (5.05%) Skype for Business
7 23 (3.05%) WordPress
8 17 (2.26%) CMS
9 16 (2.12%) nginx
10 11 (1.46%) WebLogic
11 10 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (1.20%) Mule
12 9 (1.20%) Mule ESB
13 8 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
14 7 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 58 (7.70%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.20%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.27%) SAP ECC
3 2 (0.27%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 305 (40.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 241 (32.01%) Amazon AWS
3 123 (16.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 102 (13.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 101 (13.41%) Office 365
6 99 (13.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 85 (11.29%) Amazon EC2
8 84 (11.16%) Amazon S3
9 73 (9.69%) IaaS
10 58 (7.70%) Amazon SQS
10 58 (7.70%) SaaS
11 55 (7.30%) PaaS
12 50 (6.64%) Google Cloud Platform
13 39 (5.18%) Cloud Computing
14 24 (3.19%) Datadog
15 18 (2.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 16 (2.12%) GitHub
16 16 (2.12%) Serverless
17 14 (1.86%) Azure Functions
18 11 (1.46%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 117 (15.54%) Firewall
2 114 (15.14%) DNS
3 91 (12.08%) DHCP
4 72 (9.56%) SAN
5 62 (8.23%) WAN
6 61 (8.10%) LAN
7 46 (6.11%) TCP/IP
8 35 (4.65%) VPN
9 30 (3.98%) Skype
10 27 (3.59%) Remote Desktop
11 23 (3.05%) Unified Communications
11 23 (3.05%) VLAN
12 21 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (2.52%) RTMP
13 19 (2.52%) RTSP
14 18 (2.39%) Network Security
15 16 (2.12%) iSCSI
15 16 (2.12%) VoIP
15 16 (2.12%) VSAN
16 15 (1.99%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (13.15%) SQL Server
2 83 (11.02%) Amazon RDS
3 55 (7.30%) MySQL
4 40 (5.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 35 (4.65%) Oracle Database
6 22 (2.92%) MariaDB
7 20 (2.66%) DB2
8 19 (2.52%) MongoDB
9 16 (2.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 16 (2.12%) NoSQL
9 16 (2.12%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.86%) Blockchain
10 14 (1.86%) Data Lake
11 13 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (1.46%) Power BI
14 10 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 166 (22.05%) Git (software)
2 131 (17.40%) Jenkins
3 97 (12.88%) JIRA
4 84 (11.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 68 (9.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 68 (9.03%) TeamCity
6 62 (8.23%) Bitbucket Server
7 35 (4.65%) Visual Studio
8 28 (3.72%) git-flow
8 28 (3.72%) RSpec
8 28 (3.72%) Vagrant
9 24 (3.19%) Travis CI
9 24 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 21 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (2.52%) Mercurial
12 13 (1.73%) Selenium
13 12 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (1.33%) Eclipse
14 10 (1.33%) GitLab
15 9 (1.20%) NUnit
General
1 47 (6.24%) Finance
2 15 (1.99%) Multimedia
3 14 (1.86%) Publishing
4 11 (1.46%) Marketing
4 11 (1.46%) Retail
5 10 (1.33%) Banking
6 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.80%) Law
7 6 (0.80%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.40%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) Advertising
10 2 (0.27%) Legal
10 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Military
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 131 (17.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 85 (11.29%) Administrator
3 76 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 75 (9.96%) Architect
5 65 (8.63%) Systems Administrator
6 54 (7.17%) Consultant
7 45 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (5.71%) IT Engineer
8 43 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
9 42 (5.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 39 (5.18%) Systems Engineer
11 37 (4.91%) Developer
12 35 (4.65%) Support Engineer
13 33 (4.38%) IT Support
13 33 (4.38%) Technical Consultant
14 31 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
15 29 (3.85%) Junior
16 28 (3.72%) Cloud Architect
16 28 (3.72%) DevOps Manager
17 23 (3.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.84%) Web Services
2 53 (7.04%) Elastic Stack
3 42 (5.58%) LAMP
4 38 (5.05%) .NET
5 24 (3.19%) Middleware
6 23 (3.05%) JSON
7 22 (2.92%) REST
7 22 (2.92%) SOAP
8 20 (2.66%) XML
9 15 (1.99%) HTML
10 13 (1.73%) Spring
11 12 (1.59%) LDAP
11 12 (1.59%) React
11 12 (1.59%) RESTful
11 12 (1.59%) SAML
11 12 (1.59%) XMPP
12 9 (1.20%) CSS
12 9 (1.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 9 (1.20%) RAML
12 9 (1.20%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.62%) Data Centre
2 88 (11.69%) Private Cloud
3 69 (9.16%) Public Cloud
4 41 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (5.18%) Replication
6 37 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (4.65%) User Experience
8 33 (4.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 29 (3.85%) Fintech
10 25 (3.32%) Clustering
11 22 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
12 21 (2.79%) Mobile App
13 19 (2.52%) Video\Live Streaming
14 16 (2.12%) Management Information System
15 15 (1.99%) Life Science
16 13 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (1.59%) Blackberry
17 12 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 9 (1.20%) Animation
18 9 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 424 (56.31%) Windows
2 336 (44.62%) Linux
3 176 (23.37%) Windows Server
4 77 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 67 (8.90%) CentOS
6 64 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (7.44%) Ubuntu
9 47 (6.24%) Windows 10
10 44 (5.84%) Unix
11 35 (4.65%) Windows 7
12 27 (3.59%) Android
13 26 (3.45%) Debian
14 24 (3.19%) DC/OS
15 19 (2.52%) VMS
16 18 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (2.26%) Apple iOS
18 16 (2.12%) Oracle Linux
19 12 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
19 12 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (32.67%) DevOps
2 221 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
4 107 (14.21%) ITIL
5 93 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 87 (11.55%) Presales
7 85 (11.29%) Configuration Management
8 81 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
9 78 (10.36%) Project Management
10 72 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
11 68 (9.03%) Network Virtualisation
12 56 (7.44%) Migration
13 55 (7.30%) SDLC
14 53 (7.04%) Mentoring
15 51 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
16 49 (6.51%) Service Management
16 49 (6.51%) Test Automation
17 48 (6.37%) Open Source
18 44 (5.84%) Data Protection
19 43 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 211 (28.02%) SQL
2 171 (22.71%) PowerShell
3 144 (19.12%) Python
4 83 (11.02%) Java
5 74 (9.83%) Bash Shell
6 56 (7.44%) Ruby
7 50 (6.64%) C++
8 48 (6.37%) JavaScript
9 30 (3.98%) Perl
10 28 (3.72%) Shell Script
11 22 (2.92%) Go
12 17 (2.26%) PHP
13 16 (2.12%) C
14 15 (1.99%) C#
15 12 (1.59%) VBScript
16 10 (1.33%) Objective-C
16 10 (1.33%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.93%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.80%) VBA
19 5 (0.66%) ML
Qualifications
1 88 (11.69%) Degree
2 57 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (5.98%) MCSE
4 29 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 27 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (2.66%) SC Cleared
7 17 (2.26%) MCSA
8 15 (1.99%) ISTQB
9 13 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.59%) ISEB
11 11 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.33%) OCP
12 10 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (1.06%) CCNP
13 8 (1.06%) RHCE
14 7 (0.93%) CCNA
14 7 (0.93%) VCP6
15 6 (0.80%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.65%) GDPR
2 32 (4.25%) QA
3 20 (2.66%) SLA
4 17 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.73%) GAMP
6 4 (0.53%) COBIT
7 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.27%) HL7
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.27%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 281 (37.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 256 (34.00%) Active Directory
3 201 (26.69%) Hyper-V
4 127 (16.87%) Docker
5 74 (9.83%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (7.44%) XenApp
7 49 (6.51%) VirtualBox
8 31 (4.12%) vSphere
8 31 (4.12%) XenDesktop
9 19 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (2.39%) Oracle RAC
11 15 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (1.99%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (1.86%) BitLocker
13 12 (1.59%) Terminal Services
14 11 (1.46%) DFS Replication
14 11 (1.46%) Xen
15 10 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (1.06%) iptables
16 8 (1.06%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 145 (19.26%) Ansible
2 104 (13.81%) Puppet
3 86 (11.42%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (8.50%) SCVMM
5 54 (7.17%) Terraform
6 53 (7.04%) Kubernetes
7 52 (6.91%) Packer
8 39 (5.18%) SCCM
9 38 (5.05%) Prometheus
10 29 (3.85%) Consul
11 28 (3.72%) Icinga
11 28 (3.72%) Salt
12 24 (3.19%) Docker Swarm
13 23 (3.05%) vCenter Server
14 22 (2.92%) Microsoft Intune
15 18 (2.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 17 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 16 (2.12%) FortiGate
17 16 (2.12%) Oracle RMAN
17 16 (2.12%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 323 (42.90%) VMware
2 261 (34.66%) Microsoft
3 94 (12.48%) Oracle
4 83 (11.02%) Cisco
5 82 (10.89%) New Relic
6 80 (10.62%) Citrix
7 75 (9.96%) Google
8 58 (7.70%) Trend Micro
9 45 (5.98%) Veeam
10 44 (5.84%) Red Hat
11 43 (5.71%) NetApp
12 41 (5.44%) HP
13 35 (4.65%) Juniper
14 31 (4.12%) Splunk
15 22 (2.92%) Dell
16 19 (2.52%) Meraki
16 19 (2.52%) MobileIron
17 18 (2.39%) Symantec
18 16 (2.12%) EqualLogic
19 14 (1.86%) SolarWinds