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

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 919 1083 1088
Rank change year-on-year +164 +5 +76
Permanent jobs citing VMS 209 111 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.067% 0.087%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.57% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 182 92 133
England median annual salary £70,000 £50,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.93% +26.88% -23.81%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,374 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £76,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £70,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% +25.00% -23.81%

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 36,582 41,435 47,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.09% 24.89% 25.55%
Number of salaries quoted 29,597 33,958 41,135
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 August 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 August 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 +106 152 £75,000 +36.36% 18
South East +5 22 £37,500 -25.00% 9
East of England +28 13 £43,500 +35.27% 4
North of England +37 12 £35,000 -17.65% 4
Yorkshire - 10 £35,750 - 1
Midlands +24 5 £47,500 +82.69% 2
West Midlands +30 4 £53,750 +106.73% 1
South West +1 3 £37,500 -25.00% 1
North East -21 2 £34,250 -19.41% 1
East Midlands +3 1 £37,500 - 1
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 127 (60.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (56.94%) SQL
3 115 (55.02%) Linux
4 108 (51.67%) Git (software)
5 106 (50.72%) Amazon AWS
6 100 (47.85%) Finance
7 91 (43.54%) Docker
8 85 (40.67%) Test Automation
9 80 (38.28%) Windows
10 72 (34.45%) Kubernetes
11 67 (32.06%) Cloud Computing
11 67 (32.06%) Banking
11 67 (32.06%) Virtual Machines
12 65 (31.10%) PostgreSQL
12 65 (31.10%) Redis
13 64 (30.62%) MySQL
14 63 (30.14%) NoSQL
14 63 (30.14%) Amazon EC2
15 61 (29.19%) GitHub
15 61 (29.19%) Blockchain
15 61 (29.19%) Docker Swarm
16 60 (28.71%) Node.js
16 60 (28.71%) Amazon S3
17 59 (28.23%) Mocha
17 59 (28.23%) API Development
17 59 (28.23%) API Design
17 59 (28.23%) Chai
17 59 (28.23%) Smart Contracts
17 59 (28.23%) Jest
17 59 (28.23%) Enzyme

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 56 (26.79%) Ethereum
2 13 (6.22%) OpenStack
3 8 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.39%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.91%) Apache
5 4 (1.91%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.91%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.44%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.44%) Confluence
6 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.44%) IIS
6 3 (1.44%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.44%) Traefik
7 2 (0.96%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.96%) nginx
7 2 (0.96%) SAS
8 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (7.18%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.48%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 127 (60.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (50.72%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (32.06%) Cloud Computing
4 63 (30.14%) Amazon EC2
5 61 (29.19%) GitHub
6 60 (28.71%) Amazon S3
7 36 (17.22%) IaaS
8 24 (11.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (6.70%) PaaS
10 12 (5.74%) Office 365
11 11 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (2.39%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.96%) SaaS
14 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.48%) Azure Functions
14 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.48%) OpenDNS
14 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.57%) Firewall
2 18 (8.61%) DNS
3 11 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.26%) WAN
4 9 (4.31%) SSL
5 8 (3.83%) VLAN
5 8 (3.83%) VPN
6 7 (3.35%) LAN
6 7 (3.35%) SSH
6 7 (3.35%) Wireless
7 6 (2.87%) DHCP
7 6 (2.87%) FTP
7 6 (2.87%) IPsec
7 6 (2.87%) NAS
8 5 (2.39%) Network Security
9 4 (1.91%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.91%) PBX
9 4 (1.91%) Skype
9 4 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (31.10%) PostgreSQL
1 65 (31.10%) Redis
2 64 (30.62%) MySQL
3 63 (30.14%) NoSQL
4 61 (29.19%) Blockchain
5 54 (25.84%) SQL Server
6 35 (16.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 34 (16.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (12.92%) Relational Database
9 24 (11.48%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (7.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (5.26%) MongoDB
12 10 (4.78%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (4.31%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (2.87%) Aerospike
14 6 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (1.91%) Power BI
16 3 (1.44%) Apache Hive
16 3 (1.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 108 (51.67%) Git (software)
2 59 (28.23%) Mocha
3 44 (21.05%) Jenkins
4 38 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (15.79%) Subversion
6 29 (13.88%) MSBuild
7 27 (12.92%) Visual Studio
8 22 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (8.61%) CruiseControl
10 15 (7.18%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (4.31%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (3.35%) Artifactory
13 6 (2.87%) JMeter
13 6 (2.87%) NUnit
13 6 (2.87%) Selenium
13 6 (2.87%) SpecFlow
14 5 (2.39%) Maven
15 3 (1.44%) JIRA
15 3 (1.44%) Metasploit
16 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 100 (47.85%) Finance
2 67 (32.06%) Banking
3 57 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.74%) Marketing
5 6 (2.87%) Games
6 3 (1.44%) Electronics
6 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.44%) Retail
7 2 (0.96%) Advertising
7 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 93 (44.50%) Developer
2 48 (22.97%) Blockchain Developer
3 32 (15.31%) Backend Developer
4 28 (13.40%) Node.js Developer
5 26 (12.44%) Senior Developer
6 21 (10.05%) Administrator
7 20 (9.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (8.13%) Senior Backend Developer
9 14 (6.70%) Architect
9 14 (6.70%) Linux Administrator
9 14 (6.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 14 (6.70%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (5.74%) Lead Developer
11 11 (5.26%) Build Engineer
12 10 (4.78%) Analyst
12 10 (4.78%) Azure Architect
12 10 (4.78%) Build and Release Engineer
12 10 (4.78%) Consultant
12 10 (4.78%) Release Engineer
12 10 (4.78%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (28.71%) Node.js
2 59 (28.23%) Chai
2 59 (28.23%) Enzyme
2 59 (28.23%) Jest
2 59 (28.23%) Smart Contracts
3 56 (26.79%) Truffle
3 56 (26.79%) web3js
4 44 (21.05%) .NET
5 32 (15.31%) CSS
5 32 (15.31%) HTML
6 28 (13.40%) AngularJS
7 22 (10.53%) Web Services
8 19 (9.09%) WCF
9 18 (8.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (8.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 18 (8.61%) WinForms
10 13 (6.22%) Kafka
11 12 (5.74%) LDAP
12 9 (4.31%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (4.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 56 (26.79%) Bitcoin
2 15 (7.18%) Public Cloud
3 13 (6.22%) Private Cloud
4 12 (5.74%) Data Centre
5 11 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.31%) Fintech
7 8 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.35%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.87%) Spread Betting
10 5 (2.39%) Clustering
10 5 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.91%) Replication
11 4 (1.91%) Robotics
11 4 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.91%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.91%) YubiKey
12 3 (1.44%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (1.44%) CCTV
12 3 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.44%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 115 (55.02%) Linux
2 80 (38.28%) Windows
3 21 (10.05%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.74%) CentOS
4 12 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.83%) Debian
5 8 (3.83%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.39%) Solaris
6 5 (2.39%) Unix
6 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.91%) AIX
7 4 (1.91%) OpenVMS
7 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.44%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.48%) Android
10 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (40.67%) Test Automation
2 59 (28.23%) API Design
2 59 (28.23%) API Development
3 56 (26.79%) Front End Development
4 52 (24.88%) DevOps
5 48 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (19.62%) Data Security
6 41 (19.62%) Identity Management
6 41 (19.62%) KYC
7 34 (16.27%) Configuration Management
8 33 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (14.35%) Software Engineering
10 24 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (10.53%) Deployment Automation
12 21 (10.05%) TDD
13 20 (9.57%) Analytics
14 19 (9.09%) MVC
14 19 (9.09%) Open Source
14 19 (9.09%) SDLC
15 18 (8.61%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 119 (56.94%) SQL
2 57 (27.27%) ES6
2 57 (27.27%) Solidity
3 46 (22.01%) Python
4 42 (20.10%) PowerShell
5 37 (17.70%) C#
6 32 (15.31%) T-SQL
7 20 (9.57%) Java
7 20 (9.57%) Shell Script
8 19 (9.09%) Ruby
9 18 (8.61%) Go
9 18 (8.61%) Rust
10 16 (7.66%) Apple Swift
10 16 (7.66%) C++
10 16 (7.66%) Elixir
10 16 (7.66%) Haskell
10 16 (7.66%) Lua
10 16 (7.66%) Objective-C
10 16 (7.66%) Scala
11 13 (6.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (15.31%) Degree
2 4 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 3 (1.44%) CCSP
3 3 (1.44%) CEH
3 3 (1.44%) CHFI
3 3 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.44%) CISSP
3 3 (1.44%) ECIH
3 3 (1.44%) GCIH
3 3 (1.44%) GIAC
3 3 (1.44%) OSCE
3 3 (1.44%) OSCP
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.87%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.39%) QA
2 5 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) GDPR
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (43.54%) Docker
2 67 (32.06%) Virtual Machines
3 37 (17.70%) Active Directory
4 20 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (7.18%) KVM
6 11 (5.26%) iptables
6 11 (5.26%) QEMU
7 10 (4.78%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.96%) Ceph
10 2 (0.96%) HDFS
10 2 (0.96%) Varnish
11 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 72 (34.45%) Kubernetes
2 61 (29.19%) Docker Swarm
3 33 (15.79%) Puppet
4 29 (13.88%) Ansible
5 17 (8.13%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.39%) Nessus
7 4 (1.91%) Ambari
7 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.91%) Terraform
8 3 (1.44%) Nmap
8 3 (1.44%) OpenVAS
8 3 (1.44%) QRadar
9 2 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.96%) Kibana
9 2 (0.96%) logstash
9 2 (0.96%) Nagios
9 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.96%) Oozie
9 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.96%) yum
Vendors
1 49 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.44%) VMware
3 22 (10.53%) Oracle
4 14 (6.70%) Splunk
5 10 (4.78%) Google
6 6 (2.87%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.87%) SAP
7 5 (2.39%) Automation Anywhere
7 5 (2.39%) Blue Prism
7 5 (2.39%) Cisco
7 5 (2.39%) EMC
7 5 (2.39%) Juniper
8 4 (1.91%) IBM
8 4 (1.91%) NETGEAR
8 4 (1.91%) Qualys
8 4 (1.91%) Sophos
8 4 (1.91%) Vyatta
9 3 (1.44%) AlienVault
9 3 (1.44%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.96%) Veeam