Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 470 513 496
Rank change year-on-year +43 -17 +64
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 207 649 890
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.52% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 2.44% 2.97% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 190 502 742
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.94% +10.42%
10th Percentile £27,600 £29,250 £28,538
90th Percentile £77,625 £75,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 8,498 21,830 23,099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.71% 17.37% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7,246 18,101 18,906
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,250 £25,658 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 +121 74 £67,500 +12.50% 12
South East +117 61 £50,000 -4.76% 18
Midlands +46 30 £33,250 -30.00% 6
North of England +84 27 £39,500 -21.00% 14
West Midlands +42 27 £34,250 -45.20% 3
Yorkshire +102 11 £35,750 -35.59% 4
North West +77 10 £55,000 +27.91% 7
North East +26 6 £37,500 +2.74% 3
South West +111 5 £39,750 -11.67% 4
East of England +90 5 £35,000 +15.70% 4
East Midlands +59 3 £32,500 -31.58% 3
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 106 (51.21%) Azure
2 104 (50.24%) Microsoft
3 91 (43.96%) Windows
4 80 (38.65%) Active Directory
5 79 (38.16%) VMware
6 64 (30.92%) Linux
7 63 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 61 (29.47%) Windows Server
9 55 (26.57%) PowerShell
10 45 (21.74%) Hyper-V
10 45 (21.74%) AWS
11 44 (21.26%) DevOps
12 43 (20.77%) Office 365
12 43 (20.77%) DNS
12 43 (20.77%) ITIL
13 42 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 39 (18.84%) LAN
15 37 (17.87%) Python
16 36 (17.39%) SQL Server
16 36 (17.39%) Firewall
17 34 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (16.43%) Docker
18 32 (15.46%) Finance
18 32 (15.46%) SQL
19 31 (14.98%) Migration
19 31 (14.98%) VMware ESXi
19 31 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
20 29 (14.01%) VPN
20 29 (14.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 29 (14.01%) Security Cleared

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 20 (9.66%) Skype for Business
2 19 (9.18%) MS Exchange
3 16 (7.73%) IIS
4 12 (5.80%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.90%) Confluence
5 6 (2.90%) Ethereum
6 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.45%) Apache
8 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.48%) nginx
9 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (5.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) Abaqus
3 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.48%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (2.90%) Quorum
2 3 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 106 (51.21%) Azure
2 45 (21.74%) AWS
3 43 (20.77%) Office 365
4 24 (11.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (9.18%) IaaS
6 14 (6.76%) PaaS
7 13 (6.28%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (5.31%) GCP
9 9 (4.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (2.90%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (2.90%) Amazon S3
12 5 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (2.42%) SaaS
12 5 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (1.93%) GitHub
13 4 (1.93%) Route 53
14 3 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (20.77%) DNS
2 39 (18.84%) LAN
3 36 (17.39%) Firewall
4 29 (14.01%) VPN
5 27 (13.04%) DHCP
6 26 (12.56%) WAN
7 25 (12.08%) SAN
7 25 (12.08%) Skype
8 21 (10.14%) iSCSI
9 16 (7.73%) Fibre Channel
10 15 (7.25%) TCP/IP
11 14 (6.76%) WLAN
12 13 (6.28%) Unified Communications
13 12 (5.80%) Network Security
13 12 (5.80%) VLAN
14 9 (4.35%) VoIP
14 9 (4.35%) Wireless
15 6 (2.90%) HTTP
16 5 (2.42%) H.323
16 5 (2.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.28%) Amazon RDS
2 13 (6.28%) Azure SQL Database
2 13 (6.28%) Big Data
3 8 (3.86%) MySQL
4 7 (3.38%) Blockchain
5 5 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.93%) Data Lake
6 4 (1.93%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.45%) Power BI
7 3 (1.45%) Redis
8 2 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.97%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.97%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.97%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 20 (9.66%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.25%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.83%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.86%) JIRA
5 6 (2.90%) Subversion
6 5 (2.42%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.93%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.45%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (1.45%) GitLab
8 3 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.97%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.97%) Gradle
9 2 (0.97%) Maven
9 2 (0.97%) MSI
9 2 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.48%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.48%) MSTest
10 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.48%) ReSharper
General
1 32 (15.46%) Finance
2 13 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.83%) Banking
4 7 (3.38%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.90%) Billing
6 5 (2.42%) Marketing
7 4 (1.93%) Retail
8 3 (1.45%) Games
8 3 (1.45%) Local Government
9 2 (0.97%) Back Office
9 2 (0.97%) Electronics
9 2 (0.97%) Front Office
9 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.97%) Law
9 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.48%) Advertising
10 1 (0.48%) Automotive
10 1 (0.48%) Legal
10 1 (0.48%) Police
Job Titles
1 30 (14.49%) Analyst
1 30 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (12.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (9.18%) Architect
4 17 (8.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 13 (6.28%) Developer
5 13 (6.28%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (6.28%) Wintel Engineer
6 12 (5.80%) Administrator
7 11 (5.31%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.83%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
9 9 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) IT Support
10 8 (3.86%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (3.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.38%) Azure Architect
11 7 (3.38%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.28%) .NET
2 6 (2.90%) LDAP
3 5 (2.42%) Node.js
3 5 (2.42%) WebRTC
4 4 (1.93%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.93%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.93%) Web Services
5 3 (1.45%) .NET Core
5 3 (1.45%) CSS
5 3 (1.45%) React
6 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET Core
6 2 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.97%) Jinja
6 2 (0.97%) JSON
6 2 (0.97%) Kafka
6 2 (0.97%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (0.97%) LAMP
6 2 (0.97%) Middleware
6 2 (0.97%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.73%) Clustering
3 12 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.31%) CMDB
4 11 (5.31%) Driving Licence
5 10 (4.83%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.83%) Replication
6 6 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.93%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.45%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.97%) AS400
10 2 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.97%) iSeries
10 2 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 91 (43.96%) Windows
2 64 (30.92%) Linux
3 61 (29.47%) Windows Server
4 29 (14.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (13.53%) Windows 10
6 18 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (7.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (5.31%) Unix
8 11 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (3.38%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.90%) Debian
10 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (2.42%) VMS
11 5 (2.42%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.93%) Android
12 4 (1.93%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.45%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.45%) SUSE
13 3 (1.45%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.97%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.26%) DevOps
2 43 (20.77%) ITIL
3 42 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 34 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (14.98%) Migration
5 31 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (9.66%) Fintech
7 19 (9.18%) Mentoring
8 18 (8.70%) Change Management
8 18 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
9 16 (7.73%) Patch Management
10 15 (7.25%) Configuration Management
11 14 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (6.76%) High Availability
12 13 (6.28%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (6.28%) Infrastructure as Code
12 13 (6.28%) Load Balancing
12 13 (6.28%) Proactive Monitoring
13 12 (5.80%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 55 (26.57%) PowerShell
2 37 (17.87%) Python
3 32 (15.46%) SQL
4 26 (12.56%) Bash Shell
5 15 (7.25%) VB
6 13 (6.28%) C#
6 13 (6.28%) Java
7 7 (3.38%) Clojure
7 7 (3.38%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.38%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.90%) C
9 5 (2.42%) C++
9 5 (2.42%) Ruby
10 4 (1.93%) PHP
10 4 (1.93%) VBScript
11 3 (1.45%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.48%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.48%) C-shell
12 1 (0.48%) Scala
12 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (14.01%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (6.76%) DV Cleared
4 13 (6.28%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.86%) MCSE
6 7 (3.38%) CCNA
6 7 (3.38%) Degree
7 6 (2.90%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.93%) CCNP
8 4 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.45%) MCSA
9 3 (1.45%) RHCE
9 3 (1.45%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.97%) LFCE
10 2 (0.97%) LFCS
10 2 (0.97%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.70%) SLA
2 4 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.97%) GDPR
3 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 80 (38.65%) Active Directory
2 63 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 34 (16.43%) Docker
5 31 (14.98%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (6.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (5.80%) VMware Server
8 9 (4.35%) vSphere
8 9 (4.35%) XenApp
9 5 (2.42%) NFS
9 5 (2.42%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.93%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.97%) Firmware
12 2 (0.97%) vCloud
12 2 (0.97%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.48%) BIND 9
13 1 (0.48%) LXC
13 1 (0.48%) zsh
Systems Management
1 29 (14.01%) SCCM
2 26 (12.56%) Ansible
3 25 (12.08%) Kubernetes
4 20 (9.66%) Terraform
5 19 (9.18%) Puppet
6 18 (8.70%) SCVMM
7 13 (6.28%) WSUS
8 11 (5.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 7 (3.38%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (3.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.93%) Packer
10 4 (1.93%) SCOM
10 4 (1.93%) XenMobile
10 4 (1.93%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.45%) Grafana
11 3 (1.45%) Nagios
11 3 (1.45%) systemd
11 3 (1.45%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.97%) Mesos
Vendors
1 104 (50.24%) Microsoft
2 79 (38.16%) VMware
3 25 (12.08%) Red Hat
4 22 (10.63%) Cisco
5 14 (6.76%) Citrix
5 14 (6.76%) Oracle
6 10 (4.83%) Dell
6 10 (4.83%) Google
6 10 (4.83%) HP
7 8 (3.86%) Veeam
8 5 (2.42%) SonicWALL
9 4 (1.93%) Avaya
9 4 (1.93%) Dialogic
9 4 (1.93%) EqualLogic
9 4 (1.93%) IBM
9 4 (1.93%) PlateSpin
9 4 (1.93%) Splunk
10 3 (1.45%) Juniper
10 3 (1.45%) Kaspersky
11 2 (0.97%) Capita