Period
to 27 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 526 523 499
Rank change year-on-year -3 -24 +71
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 222 563 782
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.49% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 2.01% 2.83% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 211 466 681
Median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,375 £85,000
UK median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.45% - +10.00%

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 11,018 19,910 21,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.74% 17.25% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9,304 16,546 18,058
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 £25,500
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 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +85 72 £67,500 +3.85% 28
South East +74 62 £60,000 +9.09% 17
Midlands +21 37 £35,000 -30.00% 9
North of England +50 33 £49,500 -10.00% 10
West Midlands +22 27 £36,500 -41.60% 3
Yorkshire +37 18 £49,500 -10.00% 2
South West +60 13 £38,000 -10.17% 5
North West +42 13 £55,000 +10.57% 7
East Midlands +29 10 £33,750 -28.95% 6
East of England +66 3 £33,000 -35.29% 7
North East +15 2 £37,000 -25.23% 1
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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.

1 111 (50.00%) Azure
2 98 (44.14%) Microsoft
3 86 (38.74%) Active Directory
3 86 (38.74%) Linux
4 78 (35.14%) Windows
5 74 (33.33%) DevOps
6 66 (29.73%) VMware
7 60 (27.03%) Kubernetes
7 60 (27.03%) AWS
7 60 (27.03%) PowerShell
8 56 (25.23%) Windows Server
9 51 (22.97%) Ansible
9 51 (22.97%) Docker
9 51 (22.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 45 (20.27%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (18.92%) Azure Active Directory
11 42 (18.92%) Python
12 41 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (18.02%) ITIL
13 40 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 39 (17.57%) Office 365
15 38 (17.12%) Configuration Management
15 38 (17.12%) Firewall
16 37 (16.67%) DNS
16 37 (16.67%) Terraform
17 35 (15.77%) Migration
17 35 (15.77%) Hyper-V
18 33 (14.86%) Puppet
18 33 (14.86%) IaaS
19 32 (14.41%) Jenkins

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 17 (7.66%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.31%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.41%) Skype for Business
4 10 (4.50%) Confluence
5 9 (4.05%) IIS
6 6 (2.70%) Ethereum
7 4 (1.80%) Apache
7 4 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.45%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.70%) Quorum
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 111 (50.00%) Azure
2 60 (27.03%) AWS
3 42 (18.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 39 (17.57%) Office 365
5 33 (14.86%) IaaS
6 30 (13.51%) PaaS
7 14 (6.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 14 (6.31%) SaaS
8 13 (5.86%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (3.60%) Serverless
11 6 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (2.70%) GCP
12 5 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (2.25%) Amazon S3
12 5 (2.25%) Pulumi
13 4 (1.80%) Azure Machine Learning
13 4 (1.80%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (17.12%) Firewall
2 37 (16.67%) DNS
3 19 (8.56%) VPN
4 16 (7.21%) SAN
5 15 (6.76%) VLAN
6 14 (6.31%) DHCP
6 14 (6.31%) LAN
6 14 (6.31%) Skype
6 14 (6.31%) TCP/IP
7 12 (5.41%) WAN
8 10 (4.50%) iSCSI
8 10 (4.50%) NetScaler
9 9 (4.05%) VoIP
10 8 (3.60%) DMZ
11 7 (3.15%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (2.70%) Network Security
13 5 (2.25%) Kerberos
13 5 (2.25%) SSH
14 4 (1.80%) Unified Communications
14 4 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.66%) Azure SQL Database
3 15 (6.76%) Big Data
4 11 (4.95%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (4.95%) Blockchain
5 10 (4.50%) MySQL
6 4 (1.80%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.80%) Power BI
6 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.35%) Redis
8 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.45%) DB2
9 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (14.41%) Jenkins
2 21 (9.46%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.41%) JIRA
4 10 (4.50%) Bitbucket
4 10 (4.50%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.60%) Gradle
5 8 (3.60%) Maven
6 6 (2.70%) GitLab
6 6 (2.70%) Subversion
7 5 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.35%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.90%) MSI
10 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket Server
10 1 (0.45%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.45%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.45%) JMeter
10 1 (0.45%) MSTest
10 1 (0.45%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 30 (13.51%) Finance
2 9 (4.05%) Banking
2 9 (4.05%) Public Sector
3 8 (3.60%) Billing
4 6 (2.70%) Retail
5 5 (2.25%) Back Office
5 5 (2.25%) Games
5 5 (2.25%) Local Government
5 5 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.35%) Automotive
8 2 (0.90%) Front Office
8 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Marketing
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Police
Job Titles
1 52 (23.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (11.71%) Analyst
4 21 (9.46%) Support Engineer
5 19 (8.56%) Azure Engineer
6 16 (7.21%) Cloud Engineer
7 15 (6.76%) Senior DevOps
7 15 (6.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 14 (6.31%) Architect
9 12 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 12 (5.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 11 (4.95%) Developer
10 11 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (4.50%) IT Support
11 10 (4.50%) Linux Engineer
11 10 (4.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 10 (4.50%) Platform Engineer
11 10 (4.50%) Server Engineer
11 10 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.60%) .NET
1 8 (3.60%) Kafka
2 5 (2.25%) CSS
2 5 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (2.25%) HTML
2 5 (2.25%) Lambda Expressions
2 5 (2.25%) Node.js
2 5 (2.25%) REST
3 4 (1.80%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (1.80%) Laravel
3 4 (1.80%) PostGIS
4 3 (1.35%) Apache NiFi
4 3 (1.35%) CodeIgniter
4 3 (1.35%) JSON
4 3 (1.35%) LDAP
4 3 (1.35%) Loki
4 3 (1.35%) SOAP
5 2 (0.90%) LAMP
5 2 (0.90%) Velocity
5 2 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.96%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.86%) Public Cloud
4 11 (4.95%) Clustering
5 9 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.70%) Replication
7 5 (2.25%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.25%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.25%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.90%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.90%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.90%) EMC VNXe
9 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (38.74%) Linux
2 78 (35.14%) Windows
3 56 (25.23%) Windows Server
4 28 (12.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (9.46%) Unix
6 15 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (6.31%) Windows 10
8 12 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (4.05%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (3.15%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (2.70%) VMS
12 4 (1.80%) CentOS
12 4 (1.80%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.80%) Solaris
13 3 (1.35%) Android
13 3 (1.35%) Debian
13 3 (1.35%) SUSE
14 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (33.33%) DevOps
2 51 (22.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 45 (20.27%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (18.02%) ITIL
6 38 (17.12%) Configuration Management
7 35 (15.77%) Migration
8 28 (12.61%) Fintech
8 28 (12.61%) Infrastructure as Code
9 27 (12.16%) Mentoring
10 19 (8.56%) Network Virtualisation
11 15 (6.76%) High Availability
11 15 (6.76%) Scrum
12 14 (6.31%) Analytics
12 14 (6.31%) Change Management
12 14 (6.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (5.86%) Cybersecurity
14 11 (4.95%) Artificial Intelligence
14 11 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (4.95%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 60 (27.03%) PowerShell
2 42 (18.92%) Python
3 30 (13.51%) Bash Shell
4 29 (13.06%) SQL
5 19 (8.56%) Java
6 13 (5.86%) Clojure
7 7 (3.15%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.15%) PHP
7 7 (3.15%) Ruby
8 6 (2.70%) VB
9 5 (2.25%) C
9 5 (2.25%) C#
9 5 (2.25%) VBScript
10 3 (1.35%) C++
11 2 (0.90%) Perl
11 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.21%) Degree
3 15 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.50%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (3.15%) AWS Certification
7 6 (2.70%) CCNP
7 6 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.70%) RHCE
7 6 (2.70%) RHCSA
8 5 (2.25%) MCSA
8 5 (2.25%) MCSE
9 3 (1.35%) CCNA
9 3 (1.35%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.90%) CCA
10 2 (0.90%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.45%) CCIE
11 1 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.86%) SLA
2 6 (2.70%) GDPR
3 5 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.35%) COSHH
5 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 86 (38.74%) Active Directory
2 51 (22.97%) Docker
3 40 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (15.77%) Hyper-V
5 15 (6.76%) XenApp
6 11 (4.95%) XenDesktop
7 10 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (3.60%) vSphere
9 4 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.80%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.35%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.90%) Firmware
11 2 (0.90%) NFS
11 2 (0.90%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 60 (27.03%) Kubernetes
2 51 (22.97%) Ansible
3 37 (16.67%) Terraform
4 33 (14.86%) Puppet
5 27 (12.16%) SCCM
6 12 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (4.95%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (4.05%) XenMobile
9 8 (3.60%) SCOM
9 8 (3.60%) SCVMM
10 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (3.15%) WSUS
11 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (1.80%) Prometheus
13 3 (1.35%) Grafana
13 3 (1.35%) Nagios
14 2 (0.90%) BladeLogic
14 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.90%) SELinux
Vendors
1 98 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 66 (29.73%) VMware
3 32 (14.41%) Red Hat
4 21 (9.46%) Citrix
5 16 (7.21%) Cisco
6 15 (6.76%) Oracle
7 14 (6.31%) Dell
8 10 (4.50%) HP
9 8 (3.60%) Google
9 8 (3.60%) SolarWinds
9 8 (3.60%) SonicWALL
10 7 (3.15%) EMC
10 7 (3.15%) Splunk
11 6 (2.70%) Veeam
12 5 (2.25%) Draytek
13 4 (1.80%) Databricks
14 3 (1.35%) 3PAR
14 3 (1.35%) EqualLogic
14 3 (1.35%) Kaspersky
14 3 (1.35%) Siemens