Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1052 1056 1137
Rank change year-on-year +4 +81 -14
Permanent jobs citing VMS 111 151 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.066% 0.085% 0.075%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.27% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86 124 134
England median annual salary £52,500 £46,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.51% -22.92% +60.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £84,375 £67,500 £92,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -25.00% +60.00%

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 41653 44268 54388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.68% 24.79% 26.43%
Number of salaries quoted 33740 37834 46376
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,175 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 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 -1 68 £55,000 -8.33% 4
South West +18 12 £61,250 +80.15% 3
Midlands +36 11 £29,250 -22.00% 2
West Midlands +20 8 £26,000 -30.67% 1
South East +29 7 £45,000 +5.88% 3
North of England +6 7 £35,000 -33.33% 1
North West -19 7 £35,000 -17.65%
East of England +10 4 £26,000 -
East Midlands +31 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing VMS 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 VMS.

1 57 (51.35%) Windows
2 49 (44.14%) Microsoft
3 36 (32.43%) Degree
4 34 (30.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (28.83%) SQL
6 30 (27.03%) Linux
6 30 (27.03%) Active Directory
7 28 (25.23%) VMware
8 27 (24.32%) SQL Server
9 19 (17.12%) DNS
9 19 (17.12%) Firewall
10 17 (15.32%) Oracle
10 17 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (15.32%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (14.41%) Puppet
11 16 (14.41%) Python
11 16 (14.41%) ERP
11 16 (14.41%) MS Exchange
11 16 (14.41%) Computer Science
12 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (13.51%) Relational Database
12 15 (13.51%) Presales
13 14 (12.61%) Open Source
14 13 (11.71%) High Availability
14 13 (11.71%) Office 365
14 13 (11.71%) Windows Server
14 13 (11.71%) Configuration Management
14 13 (11.71%) Apache
14 13 (11.71%) ITIL

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 16 (14.41%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.71%) Apache
3 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.80%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.80%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.90%) IIS
7 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.90%) SAS
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.41%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.80%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.80%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.80%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.80%) SAP PP
2 2 (1.80%) SAP QM
2 2 (1.80%) SAP SCM
2 2 (1.80%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 34 (30.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (11.71%) Office 365
4 12 (10.81%) SaaS
5 11 (9.91%) IaaS
6 7 (6.31%) PaaS
7 6 (5.41%) Mimecast
7 6 (5.41%) OneDrive
7 6 (5.41%) OpenDNS
8 3 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.70%) Oracle CX
9 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.90%) GitHub
10 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.90%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.12%) DNS
1 19 (17.12%) Firewall
2 12 (10.81%) DHCP
2 12 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 10 (9.01%) VLAN
4 9 (8.11%) SAN
5 8 (7.21%) VoIP
5 8 (7.21%) VPN
6 7 (6.31%) Network Security
6 7 (6.31%) OpenVPN
7 6 (5.41%) WLAN
8 4 (3.60%) 3G
8 4 (3.60%) 4G
8 4 (3.60%) BGP
8 4 (3.60%) Kerberos
8 4 (3.60%) LDAP
8 4 (3.60%) OSPF
8 4 (3.60%) SNMP
8 4 (3.60%) tcpdump
8 4 (3.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.51%) Relational Database
3 12 (10.81%) RDBMS
4 11 (9.91%) MySQL
5 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (8.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database
8 7 (6.31%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (4.50%) SAP HANA
10 4 (3.60%) MongoDB
11 3 (2.70%) Big Data
11 3 (2.70%) Hadoop
11 3 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.80%) InfluxDB
13 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.90%) Data Lake
13 1 (0.90%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Git (software)
1 7 (6.31%) Jenkins
1 7 (6.31%) Subversion
2 4 (3.60%) Bitbucket
2 4 (3.60%) Mercurial
3 3 (2.70%) Maven
4 2 (1.80%) Fiddler
4 2 (1.80%) LINQPad
4 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.90%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (9.91%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) German Language
3 8 (7.21%) Marketing
4 7 (6.31%) Dutch Language
4 7 (6.31%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.41%) Legal
5 6 (5.41%) Retail
5 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.60%) Military
7 1 (0.90%) Advertising
7 1 (0.90%) Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Billing
7 1 (0.90%) Electronics
7 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 16 (14.41%) Administrator
1 16 (14.41%) Consultant
2 12 (10.81%) Applications Support
3 9 (8.11%) DBA
3 9 (8.11%) SQL DBA
3 9 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (7.21%) Architect
4 8 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) Applications Consultant
5 7 (6.31%) Applications Support Consultant
5 7 (6.31%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (6.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (6.31%) Support Consultant
5 7 (6.31%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Presales Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) SAP Consultant
6 6 (5.41%) SAP SD Consultant
7 5 (4.50%) Product Manager
7 5 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) HTML
2 4 (3.60%) .NET
2 4 (3.60%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.60%) CSS
2 4 (3.60%) Middleware
2 4 (3.60%) Web Services
3 3 (2.70%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.80%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.80%) Ajax
4 2 (1.80%) HTML5
4 2 (1.80%) J2EE
4 2 (1.80%) jQuery
4 2 (1.80%) JSP
4 2 (1.80%) LAMP
4 2 (1.80%) LINQ
4 2 (1.80%) REST
4 2 (1.80%) Sensu
4 2 (1.80%) SignalR
4 2 (1.80%) SOAP
4 2 (1.80%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.41%) Computer Science
2 12 (10.81%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.91%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.50%) CCTV
4 5 (4.50%) Replication
5 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.60%) Chip and PIN
5 4 (3.60%) CLARiiON
5 4 (3.60%) Contactless
5 4 (3.60%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (3.60%) EMC VNX
5 4 (3.60%) Fintech
5 4 (3.60%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.70%) Clustering
6 3 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.80%) Blog
7 2 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.80%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 57 (51.35%) Windows
2 30 (27.03%) Linux
3 13 (11.71%) Debian
3 13 (11.71%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.11%) Unix
5 9 (8.11%) Windows 10
5 9 (8.11%) Windows 7
6 7 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.31%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.60%) Solaris
9 3 (2.70%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.80%) Android
11 1 (0.90%) CentOS
11 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.41%) ERP
2 15 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (13.51%) Presales
3 14 (12.61%) Open Source
4 13 (11.71%) Configuration Management
4 13 (11.71%) High Availability
4 13 (11.71%) ITIL
5 12 (10.81%) Data Security
5 12 (10.81%) DevOps
6 11 (9.91%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (9.01%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (8.11%) Migration
8 9 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (8.11%) WFM
9 8 (7.21%) E-Commerce
9 8 (7.21%) Security Operations
9 8 (7.21%) Service Delivery
9 8 (7.21%) SIEM
10 7 (6.31%) Human Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.83%) SQL
2 16 (14.41%) Python
3 13 (11.71%) PowerShell
4 11 (9.91%) C#
4 11 (9.91%) Shell Script
5 10 (9.01%) Bash Shell
5 10 (9.01%) Java
5 10 (9.01%) Ruby
6 9 (8.11%) C++
6 9 (8.11%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.60%) ABAP
7 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.70%) Perl
9 2 (1.80%) Erlang
10 1 (0.90%) C
10 1 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 36 (32.43%) Degree
2 12 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (7.21%) CISA
3 8 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.21%) CISM
3 8 (7.21%) CISSP
4 7 (6.31%) CCNA
5 5 (4.50%) CEH
6 4 (3.60%) CCNP
7 3 (2.70%) CCIE
7 3 (2.70%) GIAC
7 3 (2.70%) SANS
8 2 (1.80%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.90%) MBA
9 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) PMO
2 1 (0.90%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.32%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.21%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.31%) Docker
6 5 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.50%) vSphere
7 4 (3.60%) Ceph
7 4 (3.60%) KVM
8 3 (2.70%) NFS
8 3 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (14.41%) Puppet
2 8 (7.21%) Ansible
3 6 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.50%) vCenter Server
5 4 (3.60%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (3.60%) Rsyslog
5 4 (3.60%) Salt
5 4 (3.60%) vMotion
5 4 (3.60%) vRealize
6 3 (2.70%) CSIRT
6 3 (2.70%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.70%) SCOM
6 3 (2.70%) Terraform
7 2 (1.80%) Cacti
7 2 (1.80%) Grafana
7 2 (1.80%) Graphite
7 2 (1.80%) Kibana
7 2 (1.80%) Mesos
7 2 (1.80%) Munin
Vendors
1 49 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 28 (25.23%) VMware
3 17 (15.32%) Oracle
4 12 (10.81%) Red Hat
4 12 (10.81%) SAP
5 11 (9.91%) Cisco
6 7 (6.31%) Percona
6 7 (6.31%) Samsung
7 6 (5.41%) Meraki
7 6 (5.41%) Qualys
7 6 (5.41%) SonicWALL
7 6 (5.41%) Webroot
8 5 (4.50%) Dell
9 4 (3.60%) EMC
9 4 (3.60%) NetApp
9 4 (3.60%) Veritas
10 3 (2.70%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.70%) HP
10 3 (2.70%) Siebel
10 3 (2.70%) Sybase