Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 757 967 932
Rank change year-on-year +210 -35 +115
Permanent jobs citing VMS 85 97 232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.073% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.51% 0.32% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 57 75 213
Median annual salary £65,000 £43,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +51.16% -36.30% +35.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,500 £35,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -35.71% +40.00%

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 16,823 30,488 37,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.11% 23.06% 23.55%
Number of salaries quoted 13,704 24,323 30,876
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +3.26% +2.22%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in England

VMS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VMS in England.

Salary trend for VMS in England

VMS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMS in England over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 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 +159 46 £65,000 +31.31% 14
North of England +131 19 £65,000 +100.00% 4
North West +89 16 £65,000 +100.00% 3
South East +107 15 £65,000 +51.16% 2
Midlands +88 8 £60,000 +26.32% 1
West Midlands +84 7 £60,000 -14.29% 1
South West +94 5 £60,000 - 3
North East - 2 £31,000 -
Yorkshire +96 1 £37,500 -19.35% 1
East of England +73 1 - -
East Midlands +58 1 £35,000 -22.22%
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (47.06%) DevOps
3 39 (45.88%) AWS
4 36 (42.35%) Python
5 34 (40.00%) Azure
6 29 (34.12%) Terraform
7 27 (31.76%) Jenkins
7 27 (31.76%) Kubernetes
8 22 (25.88%) Ansible
9 21 (24.71%) Docker
9 21 (24.71%) C#
9 21 (24.71%) SQL Server
9 21 (24.71%) Degree
10 20 (23.53%) Linux
10 20 (23.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
12 18 (21.18%) SLA
12 18 (21.18%) Vagrant
13 17 (20.00%) Microservices
13 17 (20.00%) Configuration Management
13 17 (20.00%) Windows
13 17 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (18.82%) Infrastructure Automation
14 16 (18.82%) AWS Certification
14 16 (18.82%) Opscode Chef
14 16 (18.82%) PowerShell
14 16 (18.82%) Puppet
15 15 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (17.65%) .NET
15 15 (17.65%) VMware

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 8 (9.41%) Umbraco
2 7 (8.24%) Apache Spark
3 5 (5.88%) Confluence
4 2 (2.35%) CMS
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 39 (45.88%) AWS
2 34 (40.00%) Azure
3 15 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (15.29%) Amazon ELB
4 13 (15.29%) Amazon S3
5 12 (14.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (14.12%) SaaS
6 10 (11.76%) Serverless
7 9 (10.59%) PaaS
7 9 (10.59%) Slack
7 9 (10.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (9.41%) IaaS
8 8 (9.41%) Loggly
8 8 (9.41%) Logic Apps
9 7 (8.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (8.24%) Amazon Glacier
10 6 (7.06%) Office 365
10 6 (7.06%) Route 53
11 3 (3.53%) GCP
12 2 (2.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) HTTP
2 8 (9.41%) DNS
3 7 (8.24%) FTP
3 7 (8.24%) SMTP
3 7 (8.24%) SSH
4 5 (5.88%) VLAN
5 3 (3.53%) Firewall
5 3 (3.53%) LAN
5 3 (3.53%) WebEx
6 2 (2.35%) RTMP
6 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.35%) Wireless
7 1 (1.18%) VPN
7 1 (1.18%) WAN
7 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.29%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (9.41%) Redis
4 7 (8.24%) KDB
4 7 (8.24%) Kdb+
4 7 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 27 (31.76%) Jenkins
2 20 (23.53%) Octopus Deploy
3 18 (21.18%) Vagrant
4 8 (9.41%) Babel
4 8 (9.41%) gulp
4 8 (9.41%) Jasmine
4 8 (9.41%) JMeter
4 8 (9.41%) SpecFlow
4 8 (9.41%) TeamCity
4 8 (9.41%) webpack
5 7 (8.24%) Subversion
6 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 5 (5.88%) JIRA
6 5 (5.88%) JUnit
6 5 (5.88%) Mockito
7 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 9 (10.59%) Games
2 3 (3.53%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Billing
3 2 (2.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Law
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (20.00%) Developer
3 12 (14.12%) Senior Developer
4 9 (10.59%) VMS Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Data Scientist
5 7 (8.24%) Senior Data Scientist
6 6 (7.06%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (7.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Build and Release Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Build Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Release Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Technical Support
8 4 (4.71%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) .NET
2 11 (12.94%) RESTful
3 9 (10.59%) .NET Core
3 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET
4 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (9.41%) Swagger
5 7 (8.24%) CSS
5 7 (8.24%) Dask
5 7 (8.24%) HTML
5 7 (8.24%) Keras
5 7 (8.24%) Natural Language Processing
5 7 (8.24%) NumPy
5 7 (8.24%) Pandas
5 7 (8.24%) PyMC3
5 7 (8.24%) PyTorch
5 7 (8.24%) scikit-learn
5 7 (8.24%) TensorFlow
6 5 (5.88%) JAX-RS
6 5 (5.88%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Cloud Native
1 12 (14.12%) Virtual Team
2 4 (4.71%) CCTV
3 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.35%) Blog
4 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) Social Media
4 2 (2.35%) User Experience
4 2 (2.35%) Video Editing
4 2 (2.35%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Linux
2 17 (20.00%) Windows
3 8 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.18%) Unix
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (47.06%) DevOps
3 17 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 17 (20.00%) Microservices
3 17 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (18.82%) Infrastructure Automation
5 14 (16.47%) MVC
5 14 (16.47%) Test Automation
6 12 (14.12%) Computer Science
6 12 (14.12%) Deployment Automation
6 12 (14.12%) Infrastructure as Code
6 12 (14.12%) Proactive Monitoring
7 10 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (11.76%) Process Improvement
8 8 (9.41%) BDD
8 8 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (9.41%) Load Testing
8 8 (9.41%) Project Management
9 7 (8.24%) Computer Vision
9 7 (8.24%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.35%) Python
2 21 (24.71%) C#
3 16 (18.82%) PowerShell
4 14 (16.47%) Java
5 13 (15.29%) Shell Script
6 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
7 10 (11.76%) SQL
8 8 (9.41%) Perl
9 7 (8.24%) Groovy
9 7 (8.24%) Julia
9 7 (8.24%) R
9 7 (8.24%) Ruby
9 7 (8.24%) Rust
10 6 (7.06%) PHP
11 5 (5.88%) Java 8
12 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (24.71%) Degree
2 16 (18.82%) AWS Certification
3 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.24%) PhD
5 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.06%) MCSD
7 2 (2.35%) HNC
7 2 (2.35%) MCSE
8 1 (1.18%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.18%) SLA
2 8 (9.41%) QA
System Software
1 21 (24.71%) Docker
2 10 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.41%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (34.12%) Terraform
2 27 (31.76%) Kubernetes
3 22 (25.88%) Ansible
4 16 (18.82%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (18.82%) Puppet
5 7 (8.24%) Nagios
6 1 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.18%) Mesos
6 1 (1.18%) MIIS
Vendors
1 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.65%) VMware
3 14 (16.47%) Oracle
4 8 (9.41%) New Relic
5 7 (8.24%) Sybase
6 6 (7.06%) Sitecore
7 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.53%) Google
9 2 (2.35%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.35%) HP
9 2 (2.35%) IBM
9 2 (2.35%) Splunk
9 2 (2.35%) Symantec
9 2 (2.35%) Veritas
10 1 (1.18%) Alteryx
10 1 (1.18%) NetApp