Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 6 months to 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 965 934 1054
Rank change year-on-year -31 +120 +95
Permanent jobs citing VMS 100 225 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.14% 0.071%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.32% 0.59% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 75 197 77
England median annual salary £42,500 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.62% +30.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £28,374
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -30.77% +30.00% +17.65%

VMS is in the Operating Systems 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 operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 30,873 38,105 38,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.14% 23.71% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 24,632 31,137 32,739
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +4.65%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in England

VMS
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMS in England.

Salary trend for VMS in England

VMS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for VMS in England

VMS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the England region over the 6 months to 21 May 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 -35 36 £52,500 -25.00% 8
South East +41 34 £41,250 -8.33%
East of England +90 11 £30,000 -30.15%
North of England +37 10 £32,500 -7.14%
Midlands +20 8 £58,750 +38.24%
North West - 8 £30,000 -
East Midlands +28 4 £41,750 +15.17%
West Midlands +21 4 £70,000 +16.67%
Yorkshire +7 2 £46,500 +32.86%
South West +30 1 - -
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT jobs citing VMS 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 VMS.

1 47 (47.00%) Windows
2 43 (43.00%) Linux
3 39 (39.00%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (37.00%) DevOps
5 33 (33.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (31.00%) Microsoft
7 29 (29.00%) SQL
7 29 (29.00%) PowerShell
8 27 (27.00%) Degree
8 27 (27.00%) Windows Server
9 24 (24.00%) Firewall
10 23 (23.00%) Python
10 23 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (23.00%) Finance
10 23 (23.00%) VMware
11 22 (22.00%) Active Directory
11 22 (22.00%) DNS
12 21 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (20.00%) DHCP
13 20 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (20.00%) Docker
14 17 (17.00%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (17.00%) SAP
15 16 (16.00%) VirtualBox
15 16 (16.00%) Analytics
16 14 (14.00%) Ansible
16 14 (14.00%) VPN
16 14 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (13.00%) Hyper-V
17 13 (13.00%) LDAP

VMS
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 12 (12.00%) IIS
2 10 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 9 (9.00%) Apache
4 8 (8.00%) nginx
4 8 (8.00%) WordPress
5 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.00%) Confluence
6 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.00%) JBoss
7 1 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.00%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (9.00%) SAP SD
2 4 (4.00%) SAP APO
2 4 (4.00%) SAP MM
2 4 (4.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (4.00%) SAP VC
3 1 (1.00%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 39 (39.00%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (33.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (11.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (10.00%) IaaS
5 7 (7.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 7 (7.00%) PaaS
6 6 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (6.00%) Office 365
7 4 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (4.00%) Slack
8 3 (3.00%) Power Platform
9 2 (2.00%) Akamai
9 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.00%) BrowserStack
9 2 (2.00%) Cloudflare
9 2 (2.00%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (2.00%) Heroku
9 2 (2.00%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (1.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.00%) Firewall
2 22 (22.00%) DNS
3 20 (20.00%) DHCP
4 14 (14.00%) VPN
5 11 (11.00%) SAN
6 8 (8.00%) Skype
6 8 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.00%) VoIP
7 7 (7.00%) NAS
8 4 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (4.00%) IPsec
8 4 (4.00%) VLAN
9 3 (3.00%) HTTP
9 3 (3.00%) LAN
9 3 (3.00%) MPLS
9 3 (3.00%) PPTP
9 3 (3.00%) WAN
10 2 (2.00%) FTP
10 2 (2.00%) SMTP
10 2 (2.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.00%) Power BI
4 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.00%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.00%) Maltego
6 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.00%) MS Access
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (17.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 13 (13.00%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.00%) Bitbucket Server
6 4 (4.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.00%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.00%) JIRA
7 2 (2.00%) TestRail
7 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.00%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.00%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.00%) Subversion
8 1 (1.00%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (23.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Legal
3 8 (8.00%) Automotive
3 8 (8.00%) Multimedia
4 5 (5.00%) Marketing
5 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.00%) Billing
6 2 (2.00%) Law
7 1 (1.00%) Advertising
7 1 (1.00%) Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Retail
7 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (16.00%) Analyst
2 11 (11.00%) Administrator
2 11 (11.00%) Consultant
2 11 (11.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) Build Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Build and Release Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) IT Manager
4 9 (9.00%) Release Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (8.00%) Assistant IT Manager
5 8 (8.00%) Functional Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) Graduate
5 8 (8.00%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Graduate Systems Administrator
5 8 (8.00%) Graduate Systems Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) IT Assistant
5 8 (8.00%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) LDAP
2 6 (6.00%) .NET
3 4 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (4.00%) SAP Core Interface
3 4 (4.00%) Web Services
4 3 (3.00%) Middleware
4 3 (3.00%) RESTful
4 3 (3.00%) Spring
5 2 (2.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.00%) CSS
5 2 (2.00%) HTML
5 2 (2.00%) JPA
5 2 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.00%) CSS3
6 1 (1.00%) HTML5
6 1 (1.00%) J2EE
6 1 (1.00%) JAAS
6 1 (1.00%) React Native
6 1 (1.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.00%) Life Science
2 6 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.00%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.00%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.00%) Social Media
6 2 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.00%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.00%) Windows
2 43 (43.00%) Linux
3 27 (27.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.00%) Ubuntu
5 9 (9.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.00%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.00%) DevOps
2 21 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.00%) Analytics
4 14 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (13.00%) Deployment Automation
6 11 (11.00%) Computer Science
6 11 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure as Code
7 9 (9.00%) Process Improvement
7 9 (9.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.00%) Bioinformatics
8 8 (8.00%) Biology
8 8 (8.00%) Computational Biology
8 8 (8.00%) Process Management
9 7 (7.00%) Data Protection
9 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (7.00%) Open Source
9 7 (7.00%) Performance Management
9 7 (7.00%) Task Automation
10 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.00%) PowerShell
1 29 (29.00%) SQL
2 23 (23.00%) Python
3 8 (8.00%) Go
3 8 (8.00%) Ruby
4 6 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.00%) C#
5 3 (3.00%) Java
5 3 (3.00%) VBA
6 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.00%) VB
7 1 (1.00%) PHP
7 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (27.00%) Degree
2 11 (11.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.00%) MCSE
6 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.00%) CCNA
8 1 (1.00%) CISMP
8 1 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (22.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (20.00%) Docker
3 20 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (16.00%) VirtualBox
5 13 (13.00%) Hyper-V
6 12 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (8.00%) iptables
7 8 (8.00%) Xen
8 2 (2.00%) Firmware
8 2 (2.00%) NFS
8 2 (2.00%) vCloud
8 2 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.00%) vSphere
8 2 (2.00%) XenApp
9 1 (1.00%) HDFS
9 1 (1.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (14.00%) Ansible
2 13 (13.00%) Puppet
3 11 (11.00%) Terraform
4 8 (8.00%) Graphite
4 8 (8.00%) Kibana
4 8 (8.00%) Nagios
4 8 (8.00%) ZABBIX
5 7 (7.00%) Kubernetes
6 5 (5.00%) vCenter Server
7 4 (4.00%) NetBackup
7 4 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (3.00%) Packer
9 2 (2.00%) SCCM
9 2 (2.00%) vMotion
9 2 (2.00%) WMI
10 1 (1.00%) FortiGate
10 1 (1.00%) Grafana
10 1 (1.00%) SCOM
10 1 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (31.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (23.00%) VMware
3 17 (17.00%) SAP
4 12 (12.00%) Cisco
4 12 (12.00%) Google
4 12 (12.00%) Oracle
5 8 (8.00%) Centreon
5 8 (8.00%) Juniper
6 5 (5.00%) Citrix
6 5 (5.00%) Dell
6 5 (5.00%) HP
7 4 (4.00%) Ariba
7 4 (4.00%) Splunk
8 3 (3.00%) Apple
8 3 (3.00%) Facebook
8 3 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.00%) EMC
9 2 (2.00%) IBM
9 2 (2.00%) NetApp
9 2 (2.00%) Symantec