Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 925 1062 1052
Rank change year-on-year +137 -10 +86
Permanent jobs citing VMS 179 120 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.071% 0.085%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 141 95 119
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £35,250 £36,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -13.04%

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 34,402 41,423 43,385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.24% 24.62% 24.77%
Number of salaries quoted 27,774 33,685 36,976
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 +88 94 £80,000 +36.69% 19
South East +56 43 £42,500 -5.56% 7
East of England +40 16 £43,500 +67.31% 1
North of England +35 10 £36,500 +4.29% 4
Midlands +33 10 £38,500 +14.07% 4
Yorkshire - 8 £37,000 - 2
East Midlands +27 6 £38,500 +10.00% 2
West Midlands +39 4 £70,000 +169.23% 1
South West +10 2 £32,250 -47.35% 3
North East - 2 £34,250 -
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 94 (52.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (50.84%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (42.46%) SQL
3 76 (42.46%) Linux
4 65 (36.31%) DevOps
5 58 (32.40%) Git (software)
6 56 (31.28%) Docker
7 54 (30.17%) Finance
8 53 (29.61%) Kubernetes
9 46 (25.70%) Test Automation
9 46 (25.70%) Microsoft
10 45 (25.14%) Windows
11 42 (23.46%) Python
11 42 (23.46%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (22.35%) SQL Server
13 37 (20.67%) Cloud Computing
13 37 (20.67%) PowerShell
14 35 (19.55%) Agile Software Development
14 35 (19.55%) Degree
15 34 (18.99%) Telecoms
15 34 (18.99%) MySQL
16 31 (17.32%) Analytics
16 31 (17.32%) NoSQL
17 30 (16.76%) Firewall
17 30 (16.76%) Banking
18 29 (16.20%) Active Directory
18 29 (16.20%) DNS
18 29 (16.20%) Redis
19 28 (15.64%) Jenkins
20 27 (15.08%) GitHub

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 25 (13.97%) Ethereum
2 10 (5.59%) NServiceBus
2 10 (5.59%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.47%) Confluence
3 8 (4.47%) IIS
4 7 (3.91%) Traefik
5 6 (3.35%) Apache Pig
6 5 (2.79%) Apache Solr
6 5 (2.79%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.79%) SAS
7 4 (2.23%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.68%) Apache
8 3 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.68%) nginx
9 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.47%) SAP SD
2 6 (3.35%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (2.23%) SAP APO
3 4 (2.23%) SAP MM
3 4 (2.23%) SAP VC
4 1 (0.56%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 94 (52.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (50.84%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (20.67%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (15.08%) Amazon S3
4 27 (15.08%) GitHub
5 25 (13.97%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (4.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 8 (4.47%) Office 365
7 7 (3.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (3.91%) IaaS
7 7 (3.91%) Serverless
8 6 (3.35%) Mimecast
9 5 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (2.23%) Cloudflare
11 3 (1.68%) Apigee
11 3 (1.68%) Azure Functions
11 3 (1.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.76%) Firewall
2 29 (16.20%) DNS
3 13 (7.26%) Network Security
3 13 (7.26%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.15%) VPN
5 9 (5.03%) DHCP
5 9 (5.03%) Skype
5 9 (5.03%) SSL
5 9 (5.03%) VLAN
6 6 (3.35%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (3.35%) IPsec
6 6 (3.35%) iSCSI
7 5 (2.79%) HTTP
7 5 (2.79%) Kerberos
7 5 (2.79%) NAS
7 5 (2.79%) PBX
7 5 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.68%) Internet
8 3 (1.68%) VoIP
9 2 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.35%) SQL Server
2 34 (18.99%) MySQL
3 31 (17.32%) NoSQL
4 29 (16.20%) Redis
5 25 (13.97%) Blockchain
5 25 (13.97%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (10.61%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (9.50%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.47%) Hadoop
9 6 (3.35%) Apache Hive
9 6 (3.35%) Power BI
10 5 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (2.79%) Apache Zeppelin
10 5 (2.79%) Big Data
10 5 (2.79%) HBase
10 5 (2.79%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.79%) Sqoop
11 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.68%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 58 (32.40%) Git (software)
2 28 (15.64%) Jenkins
3 25 (13.97%) Mocha
4 18 (10.06%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (7.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (7.26%) Visual Studio
7 11 (6.15%) Maven
8 9 (5.03%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (4.47%) JIRA
10 6 (3.35%) Metasploit
10 6 (3.35%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (2.23%) Subversion
12 3 (1.68%) CruiseControl
12 3 (1.68%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.68%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.68%) MSBuild
12 3 (1.68%) NSubstitute
12 3 (1.68%) NUnit
12 3 (1.68%) Serilog
13 2 (1.12%) Gradle
General
1 54 (30.17%) Finance
2 34 (18.99%) Telecoms
3 30 (16.76%) Banking
4 9 (5.03%) Automotive
5 7 (3.91%) Billing
5 7 (3.91%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.35%) Retail
7 4 (2.23%) Electronics
8 3 (1.68%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (20.11%) Developer
2 35 (19.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (13.97%) Blockchain Developer
4 18 (10.06%) Build Engineer
4 18 (10.06%) Senior Developer
5 17 (9.50%) Architect
5 17 (9.50%) Build and Release Engineer
5 17 (9.50%) Release Engineer
6 15 (8.38%) Consultant
7 13 (7.26%) Backend Developer
7 13 (7.26%) Cloud Architect
7 13 (7.26%) Senior Backend Developer
8 12 (6.70%) Administrator
8 12 (6.70%) Azure Architect
8 12 (6.70%) Node.js Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Functional Consultant
9 9 (5.03%) SAP Consultant
9 9 (5.03%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 7 (3.91%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.53%) Node.js
2 25 (13.97%) Chai
2 25 (13.97%) Enzyme
2 25 (13.97%) Jest
2 25 (13.97%) Smart Contracts
2 25 (13.97%) Truffle
2 25 (13.97%) web3js
3 23 (12.85%) LDAP
4 17 (9.50%) CSS
4 17 (9.50%) HTML
5 16 (8.94%) .NET
6 10 (5.59%) REST
7 9 (5.03%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.91%) RESTful
9 6 (3.35%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.35%) WCF
10 5 (2.79%) Kafka
10 5 (2.79%) MAPI
10 5 (2.79%) SparkR
11 4 (2.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.97%) Bitcoin
2 17 (9.50%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.26%) Public Cloud
4 10 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 6 (3.35%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (3.35%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.79%) Replication
7 5 (2.79%) YubiKey
8 4 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.68%) CCTV
9 3 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.68%) Social Media
10 2 (1.12%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.12%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.12%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 76 (42.46%) Linux
2 45 (25.14%) Windows
3 22 (12.29%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.82%) Unix
5 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.35%) Kali Linux
6 6 (3.35%) Windows 2000
6 6 (3.35%) Windows NT
6 6 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.23%) OpenVMS
7 4 (2.23%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.12%) Android
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (36.31%) DevOps
2 46 (25.70%) Test Automation
3 35 (19.55%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (17.32%) Analytics
5 25 (13.97%) API Design
5 25 (13.97%) API Development
5 25 (13.97%) Front End Development
6 24 (13.41%) Deployment Automation
7 23 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (10.61%) Identity Management
8 19 (10.61%) Migration
9 16 (8.94%) IT Strategy
9 16 (8.94%) Open Source
10 14 (7.82%) Project Management
11 13 (7.26%) Auto-Scaling
11 13 (7.26%) Configuration Management
11 13 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (7.26%) Technical Leadership
12 12 (6.70%) Data Security
12 12 (6.70%) KYC
Programming Languages
1 76 (42.46%) SQL
2 42 (23.46%) Python
3 37 (20.67%) PowerShell
4 25 (13.97%) ES6
4 25 (13.97%) Solidity
5 21 (11.73%) C#
6 20 (11.17%) Java
7 17 (9.50%) C++
7 17 (9.50%) Ruby
8 16 (8.94%) Go
9 13 (7.26%) Apple Swift
9 13 (7.26%) Elixir
9 13 (7.26%) Haskell
9 13 (7.26%) Lua
9 13 (7.26%) Objective-C
9 13 (7.26%) Rust
9 13 (7.26%) Scala
10 11 (6.15%) JavaScript
11 10 (5.59%) Shell Script
11 10 (5.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (19.55%) Degree
2 10 (5.59%) SC Cleared
2 10 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (3.91%) CISSP
6 6 (3.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 6 (3.35%) CCSP
6 6 (3.35%) CEH
6 6 (3.35%) CHFI
6 6 (3.35%) ECIH
6 6 (3.35%) GCIH
6 6 (3.35%) GIAC
6 6 (3.35%) OSCE
6 6 (3.35%) OSCP
7 2 (1.12%) CCNA
7 2 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.61%) QA
2 3 (1.68%) GDPR
2 3 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) PMO
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (31.28%) Docker
2 42 (23.46%) Virtual Machines
3 29 (16.20%) Active Directory
4 24 (13.41%) Hyper-V
5 22 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (7.26%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.35%) NFS
7 6 (3.35%) vCloud
7 6 (3.35%) vSphere
8 5 (2.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (2.79%) HDFS
8 5 (2.79%) KVM
9 4 (2.23%) LXC
10 3 (1.68%) iptables
10 3 (1.68%) VirtualBox
10 3 (1.68%) Xen
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 53 (29.61%) Kubernetes
2 26 (14.53%) Puppet
3 25 (13.97%) Docker Swarm
4 23 (12.85%) Terraform
5 22 (12.29%) Ansible
6 13 (7.26%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (5.03%) vCenter Server
8 7 (3.91%) NetBackup
9 6 (3.35%) Nessus
9 6 (3.35%) Nmap
9 6 (3.35%) OpenVAS
9 6 (3.35%) QRadar
9 6 (3.35%) vMotion
9 6 (3.35%) WMI
10 5 (2.79%) Ambari
10 5 (2.79%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (2.79%) Oozie
10 5 (2.79%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (2.23%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 46 (25.70%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.85%) VMware
3 20 (11.17%) SAP
4 15 (8.38%) Cisco
5 10 (5.59%) Oracle
6 8 (4.47%) EMC
6 8 (4.47%) HP
7 7 (3.91%) Dell
8 6 (3.35%) AlienVault
8 6 (3.35%) IBM
8 6 (3.35%) LogRhythm
8 6 (3.35%) NetApp
8 6 (3.35%) Qualys
8 6 (3.35%) Splunk
8 6 (3.35%) Veeam
9 5 (2.79%) Juniper
9 5 (2.79%) NETGEAR
9 5 (2.79%) Sophos
9 5 (2.79%) Vyatta
10 4 (2.23%) Ariba