Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 930 1074 1067
Rank change year-on-year +144 -7 +89
Permanent jobs citing VMS 187 102 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.062% 0.080%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.53% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 154 87 118
England median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% +23.53% -29.17%
10th Percentile £35,900 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £76,250 £66,625
UK median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +23.81% +23.53% -29.17%

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 35,237 40,884 44,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.94% 24.99% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 28,629 33,083 38,235
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +85 117 £77,500 +40.91% 13
South East +25 28 £42,500 -15.00% 10
East of England +34 19 £43,500 +22.79% 3
North of England +20 15 £36,000 -7.10% 3
Yorkshire - 13 £36,000 - 3
Midlands +23 3 £47,500 +82.69% 2
West Midlands +28 2 £47,500 +82.69% 1
South West -11 2 £47,500 -5.00% 2
North East - 2 £34,250 -
East Midlands -9 1 £38,500 - 1
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 105 (56.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (52.41%) SQL
3 94 (50.27%) Linux
4 89 (47.59%) Amazon AWS
5 77 (41.18%) Git (software)
6 71 (37.97%) Finance
7 66 (35.29%) Docker
8 62 (33.16%) Test Automation
9 60 (32.09%) Kubernetes
10 57 (30.48%) Virtual Machines
11 54 (28.88%) DevOps
12 52 (27.81%) Windows
12 52 (27.81%) Banking
13 50 (26.74%) MySQL
13 50 (26.74%) Cloud Computing
14 48 (25.67%) SQL Server
15 47 (25.13%) Amazon EC2
15 47 (25.13%) NoSQL
16 46 (24.60%) Microsoft
16 46 (24.60%) Telecoms
17 45 (24.06%) Amazon S3
17 45 (24.06%) Redis
17 45 (24.06%) GitHub
18 44 (23.53%) Node.js
19 43 (22.99%) Mocha
19 43 (22.99%) API Development
19 43 (22.99%) API Design
19 43 (22.99%) PostgreSQL
19 43 (22.99%) Chai
19 43 (22.99%) Blockchain

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 41 (21.93%) Ethereum
2 10 (5.35%) NServiceBus
3 8 (4.28%) Apache Pig
4 7 (3.74%) Apache Solr
4 7 (3.74%) Apache Spark
4 7 (3.74%) Confluence
4 7 (3.74%) IIS
4 7 (3.74%) SAS
4 7 (3.74%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.74%) Traefik
5 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.07%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.53%) Apache
7 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.53%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.07%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (1.07%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 105 (56.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (47.59%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (26.74%) Cloud Computing
4 47 (25.13%) Amazon EC2
5 45 (24.06%) Amazon S3
5 45 (24.06%) GitHub
6 12 (6.42%) IaaS
7 8 (4.28%) Office 365
8 7 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (2.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (2.67%) Mimecast
9 5 (2.67%) PaaS
10 4 (2.14%) Cloudflare
11 3 (1.60%) Azure Functions
11 3 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (1.60%) Serverless
12 2 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.53%) Apigee
13 1 (0.53%) SaaS
13 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.51%) Firewall
2 26 (13.90%) DNS
3 15 (8.02%) SSL
4 13 (6.95%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.42%) Network Security
6 9 (4.81%) VPN
7 8 (4.28%) VLAN
8 7 (3.74%) Kerberos
8 7 (3.74%) Skype
9 5 (2.67%) FTP
9 5 (2.67%) HTTPS
9 5 (2.67%) IPsec
9 5 (2.67%) NAS
9 5 (2.67%) PBX
9 5 (2.67%) SSH
9 5 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.14%) DHCP
11 3 (1.60%) RTP
12 2 (1.07%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (1.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (26.74%) MySQL
2 48 (25.67%) SQL Server
3 47 (25.13%) NoSQL
4 45 (24.06%) Redis
5 43 (22.99%) Blockchain
5 43 (22.99%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (12.30%) Relational Database
7 21 (11.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (4.81%) Power BI
9 9 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (4.28%) Apache Hive
10 8 (4.28%) Hadoop
11 7 (3.74%) Apache Zeppelin
11 7 (3.74%) HBase
11 7 (3.74%) Sqoop
12 5 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (2.67%) MongoDB
13 4 (2.14%) Big Data
14 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 77 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 43 (22.99%) Mocha
3 29 (15.51%) Jenkins
4 19 (10.16%) Visual Studio
5 15 (8.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (6.42%) Maven
8 11 (5.88%) MSBuild
9 10 (5.35%) Subversion
10 9 (4.81%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (3.74%) JIRA
12 6 (3.21%) CruiseControl
12 6 (3.21%) Metasploit
12 6 (3.21%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.60%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.60%) NSubstitute
13 3 (1.60%) NUnit
13 3 (1.60%) Serilog
14 2 (1.07%) Gradle
General
1 71 (37.97%) Finance
2 52 (27.81%) Banking
3 46 (24.60%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.28%) Retail
5 4 (2.14%) Marketing
6 3 (1.60%) Electronics
6 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.07%) Advertising
7 2 (1.07%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (33.16%) Developer
2 40 (21.39%) Blockchain Developer
3 28 (14.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (14.97%) Senior Developer
4 20 (10.70%) Backend Developer
4 20 (10.70%) Node.js Developer
4 20 (10.70%) Senior Backend Developer
5 18 (9.63%) Architect
6 14 (7.49%) Administrator
6 14 (7.49%) Cloud Architect
7 13 (6.95%) Azure Architect
8 12 (6.42%) Build and Release Engineer
8 12 (6.42%) Build Engineer
8 12 (6.42%) Release Engineer
9 11 (5.88%) Analyst
10 8 (4.28%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.28%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) Consultant
11 7 (3.74%) Hadoop Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.53%) Node.js
2 43 (22.99%) Chai
2 43 (22.99%) Enzyme
2 43 (22.99%) Jest
3 41 (21.93%) Smart Contracts
3 41 (21.93%) Truffle
3 41 (21.93%) web3js
4 27 (14.44%) CSS
4 27 (14.44%) HTML
5 26 (13.90%) .NET
6 21 (11.23%) LDAP
7 13 (6.95%) REST
8 10 (5.35%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.81%) .NET Framework
9 9 (4.81%) Kafka
9 9 (4.81%) WCF
10 8 (4.28%) Web Services
11 7 (3.74%) SparkR
12 6 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (3.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.93%) Bitcoin
2 12 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.35%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.28%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.21%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.67%) Clustering
7 5 (2.67%) Replication
7 5 (2.67%) YubiKey
8 4 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.14%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.60%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (1.07%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.07%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.07%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 94 (50.27%) Linux
2 52 (27.81%) Windows
3 16 (8.56%) Unix
3 16 (8.56%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.74%) OpenVMS
5 6 (3.21%) Kali Linux
6 5 (2.67%) Solaris
7 4 (2.14%) AIX
8 3 (1.60%) CentOS
8 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.60%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.07%) Android
9 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.53%) Debian
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (33.16%) Test Automation
2 54 (28.88%) DevOps
3 43 (22.99%) API Design
3 43 (22.99%) API Development
4 41 (21.93%) Front End Development
5 28 (14.97%) Identity Management
6 27 (14.44%) Analytics
7 23 (12.30%) Data Security
7 23 (12.30%) Deployment Automation
7 23 (12.30%) KYC
8 22 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (9.09%) Software Engineering
12 16 (8.56%) Configuration Management
13 15 (8.02%) Migration
13 15 (8.02%) Open Source
13 15 (8.02%) Scrum
14 13 (6.95%) IT Strategy
15 12 (6.42%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 98 (52.41%) SQL
2 41 (21.93%) ES6
2 41 (21.93%) Solidity
3 40 (21.39%) Python
4 32 (17.11%) PowerShell
5 26 (13.90%) C#
5 26 (13.90%) Java
6 23 (12.30%) C++
6 23 (12.30%) Ruby
7 20 (10.70%) Go
8 19 (10.16%) Apple Swift
8 19 (10.16%) Elixir
8 19 (10.16%) Haskell
8 19 (10.16%) Lua
8 19 (10.16%) Objective-C
8 19 (10.16%) Rust
8 19 (10.16%) Scala
9 15 (8.02%) T-SQL
10 12 (6.42%) Shell Script
11 11 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (13.90%) Degree
2 8 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.74%) CISSP
3 7 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 6 (3.21%) CCSP
4 6 (3.21%) CEH
4 6 (3.21%) CHFI
4 6 (3.21%) ECIH
4 6 (3.21%) GCIH
4 6 (3.21%) GIAC
4 6 (3.21%) OSCE
4 6 (3.21%) OSCP
5 4 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.14%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.07%) CCNA
7 2 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.53%) CISA
8 1 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.49%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) GDPR
2 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 66 (35.29%) Docker
2 57 (30.48%) Virtual Machines
3 32 (17.11%) Active Directory
4 18 (9.63%) Hyper-V
5 14 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (3.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (3.74%) HDFS
6 7 (3.74%) KVM
7 6 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.60%) iptables
10 2 (1.07%) QEMU
11 1 (0.53%) NFS
11 1 (0.53%) vCloud
11 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.53%) vSphere
11 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (32.09%) Kubernetes
2 43 (22.99%) Docker Swarm
3 32 (17.11%) Puppet
4 20 (10.70%) Ansible
5 15 (8.02%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (5.88%) Terraform
7 7 (3.74%) Ambari
7 7 (3.74%) Hadoop YARN
7 7 (3.74%) Oozie
8 6 (3.21%) Nessus
8 6 (3.21%) Nmap
8 6 (3.21%) OpenVAS
8 6 (3.21%) QRadar
9 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.60%) vCenter Server
12 2 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (1.07%) EMC VPLEX
12 2 (1.07%) Nagios
12 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 46 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.56%) VMware
3 13 (6.95%) Oracle
3 13 (6.95%) SAP
4 10 (5.35%) Cisco
5 8 (4.28%) EMC
5 8 (4.28%) Splunk
6 6 (3.21%) AlienVault
6 6 (3.21%) Juniper
6 6 (3.21%) LogRhythm
6 6 (3.21%) Qualys
7 5 (2.67%) IBM
7 5 (2.67%) NETGEAR
7 5 (2.67%) Sophos
7 5 (2.67%) Vyatta
8 4 (2.14%) Google
8 4 (2.14%) Okta
8 4 (2.14%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.07%) HP
9 2 (1.07%) MuleSoft