Period
to

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 26 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 853 762 777
Rank change year-on-year -91 +15 +210
Permanent jobs citing VMS 285 103 99
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 0.65% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 87 81 57
10th Percentile £41,700 £34,000 £32,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £38,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £69,000 £56,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.12% -13.08% +52.94%
75th Percentile £80,500 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £97,000 £87,500 £69,250
UK median annual salary £69,000 £52,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +32.69% -20.00% +44.44%

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 26,347 15,793 17,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.09% 19.19% 21.17%
Number of salaries quoted 14,828 12,445 14,695
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,228 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 26 May 2022.

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 26 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -189 133 £79,500 +13.57% 11
South East -41 82 £67,500 +17.39% 4
North of England -52 47 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Yorkshire -39 32 £69,000 +72.50%
North West -69 15 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Midlands -57 9 £58,500 +1.74% 3
East of England -72 9 £72,500 +26.09% 2
East Midlands - 7 £53,000 -
South West -26 2 £35,500 -32.38% 2
West Midlands -47 2 £72,750 +26.52% 3
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, 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.

1 128 (44.91%) Windows
2 118 (41.40%) Azure
3 117 (41.05%) Agile
3 117 (41.05%) CI/CD
4 110 (38.60%) Docker
5 108 (37.89%) Microsoft
6 104 (36.49%) Social Skills
7 102 (35.79%) Finance
7 102 (35.79%) Test Automation
8 99 (34.74%) Kubernetes
9 87 (30.53%) Open Source
10 83 (29.12%) Scrum
11 80 (28.07%) Software Engineering
12 79 (27.72%) Linux
13 78 (27.37%) AWS
14 73 (25.61%) User Experience
15 72 (25.26%) Jenkins
16 71 (24.91%) TDD
17 70 (24.56%) C#
18 69 (24.21%) Degree
19 68 (23.86%) Terraform
20 67 (23.51%) Computer Science
21 66 (23.16%) PostgreSQL
22 65 (22.81%) Infrastructure as Code
23 62 (21.75%) Microservices
24 61 (21.40%) DevOps
25 60 (21.05%) Node.js
26 59 (20.70%) Software Delivery
27 58 (20.35%) GitHub
28 57 (20.00%) 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 51 (17.89%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (8.77%) Apache
3 12 (4.21%) Apache Spark
3 12 (4.21%) Apache Synapse
3 12 (4.21%) IIS
3 12 (4.21%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.05%) Confluence
4 3 (1.05%) nginx
5 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.35%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 118 (41.40%) Azure
2 78 (27.37%) AWS
3 58 (20.35%) GitHub
4 51 (17.89%) IaaS
5 49 (17.19%) GitHub Actions
6 45 (15.79%) Serverless
7 41 (14.39%) GCP
8 34 (11.93%) PaaS
9 29 (10.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 28 (9.82%) Pulumi
11 26 (9.12%) Microsoft 365
12 14 (4.91%) Azure Monitor
13 12 (4.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 12 (4.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 12 (4.21%) Azure Machine Learning
13 12 (4.21%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 10 (3.51%) SaaS
15 9 (3.16%) Azure Storage
15 9 (3.16%) npm
16 5 (1.75%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.39%) DNS
2 29 (10.18%) Firewall
3 28 (9.82%) DHCP
4 19 (6.67%) VPN
5 13 (4.56%) VLAN
6 11 (3.86%) HTTP
7 10 (3.51%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.16%) Broadband
9 8 (2.81%) SMTP
10 5 (1.75%) Network Security
10 5 (1.75%) SAN
11 4 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (1.05%) FTP
12 3 (1.05%) LAN
12 3 (1.05%) SSH
12 3 (1.05%) WAN
12 3 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (0.70%) Internet
13 2 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (23.16%) PostgreSQL
2 53 (18.60%) Relational Database
3 46 (16.14%) Big Data
4 39 (13.68%) Redis
5 19 (6.67%) SQL Server
6 16 (5.61%) NoSQL
7 15 (5.26%) MongoDB
8 13 (4.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (4.56%) Hadoop
8 13 (4.56%) HBase
9 12 (4.21%) BigQuery
9 12 (4.21%) MySQL
10 8 (2.81%) Data Lake
11 7 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (1.05%) Power BI
14 2 (0.70%) Amazon Aurora
14 2 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (25.26%) Jenkins
2 49 (17.19%) CircleCI
3 47 (16.49%) Git (software)
4 44 (15.44%) Visual Studio
5 18 (6.32%) GitLab
6 12 (4.21%) MLflow
7 10 (3.51%) JIRA
8 6 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.75%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.05%) Moq
10 3 (1.05%) ProC
10 3 (1.05%) Subversion
11 2 (0.70%) NUnit
11 2 (0.70%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.35%) Cypress.io
12 1 (0.35%) Robot Framework
12 1 (0.35%) Selenium
General
1 104 (36.49%) Social Skills
2 102 (35.79%) Finance
3 41 (14.39%) Electronics
4 39 (13.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 28 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (8.42%) Law
7 21 (7.37%) Banking
8 15 (5.26%) Retail
9 13 (4.56%) Aerospace
10 12 (4.21%) Public Speaking
11 11 (3.86%) Influencing Skills
12 9 (3.16%) Public Sector
13 7 (2.46%) Legal
14 6 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
15 5 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
16 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.70%) Automotive
17 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.70%) Marketing
17 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (13.68%) Architect
2 37 (12.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (12.98%) Software Engineer
3 30 (10.53%) Automation Tester
3 30 (10.53%) Tester
4 28 (9.82%) Analyst
4 28 (9.82%) Developer
5 27 (9.47%) Senior Software Engineer
6 21 (7.37%) Senior Manager
7 20 (7.02%) Engineering Manager
7 20 (7.02%) Software Engineering Manager
8 19 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.56%) C# Developer
10 12 (4.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (3.86%) C++ Developer
11 11 (3.86%) C++/C# Developer
11 11 (3.86%) Developer in Test
11 11 (3.86%) Lead Developer
12 10 (3.51%) Lead Architect
13 9 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (21.05%) Node.js
2 53 (18.60%) GraphQL
3 52 (18.25%) React
4 41 (14.39%) COM
4 41 (14.39%) WPF
5 40 (14.04%) Vue.js
6 38 (13.33%) CSS
6 38 (13.33%) HTML
7 37 (12.98%) Apollo GraphQL
8 20 (7.02%) .NET
9 16 (5.61%) JSON
10 13 (4.56%) Apache NiFi
10 13 (4.56%) Kafka
11 12 (4.21%) PyTorch
11 12 (4.21%) TensorFlow
11 12 (4.21%) XGBoost
12 10 (3.51%) React Native
13 9 (3.16%) libvirt
14 6 (2.11%) REST
14 6 (2.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 73 (25.61%) User Experience
2 41 (14.39%) Virtual Team
3 24 (8.42%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.91%) Cloud Native
4 14 (4.91%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.21%) Algorithms
5 12 (4.21%) Blog
6 10 (3.51%) Private Cloud
7 9 (3.16%) Cyber Defence
7 9 (3.16%) Cyberattack
7 9 (3.16%) Cybercrime
7 9 (3.16%) Fibre Optics
7 9 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (3.16%) Social Media
8 5 (1.75%) Tandem
9 4 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.05%) CCTV
10 3 (1.05%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.05%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 128 (44.91%) Windows
2 79 (27.72%) Linux
3 20 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.56%) Mac OS
5 12 (4.21%) Unix
6 10 (3.51%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.51%) CentOS
6 10 (3.51%) Solaris
7 9 (3.16%) Android
7 9 (3.16%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (41.05%) Agile
1 117 (41.05%) CI/CD
2 102 (35.79%) Test Automation
3 87 (30.53%) Open Source
4 83 (29.12%) Scrum
5 80 (28.07%) Software Engineering
6 71 (24.91%) TDD
7 67 (23.51%) Computer Science
8 65 (22.81%) Infrastructure as Code
9 62 (21.75%) Microservices
10 61 (21.40%) DevOps
11 59 (20.70%) Software Delivery
12 52 (18.25%) Observability
12 52 (18.25%) Unit Testing
13 50 (17.54%) API Testing
13 50 (17.54%) Kanban
13 50 (17.54%) Pair Programming
14 47 (16.49%) Software Testing
15 44 (15.44%) OO
16 42 (14.74%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (24.56%) C#
2 56 (19.65%) JavaScript
3 55 (19.30%) Python
4 50 (17.54%) Rust
4 50 (17.54%) TypeScript
5 44 (15.44%) C++
5 44 (15.44%) SQL
6 43 (15.09%) Go
7 34 (11.93%) Java
8 30 (10.53%) PowerShell
9 26 (9.12%) Lua
10 20 (7.02%) Bash
11 14 (4.91%) C
11 14 (4.91%) Scala
12 7 (2.46%) Ruby
13 3 (1.05%) Groovy
13 3 (1.05%) Perl
14 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.35%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 69 (24.21%) Degree
2 29 (10.18%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (4.56%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.70%) MCSA
7 2 (0.70%) MCSE
8 1 (0.35%) CCNA
8 1 (0.35%) CCNP
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) MCP
8 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.35%) PMP
8 1 (0.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.23%) QA
2 6 (2.11%) GDPR
3 4 (1.40%) SLA
4 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.70%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.35%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 110 (38.60%) Docker
2 46 (16.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 44 (15.44%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (8.07%) vSphere
6 10 (3.51%) KVM
7 9 (3.16%) Ceph
7 9 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.81%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.35%) Firmware
11 1 (0.35%) oVirt
11 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.35%) XenApp
11 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 99 (34.74%) Kubernetes
2 68 (23.86%) Terraform
3 26 (9.12%) Ansible
4 10 (3.51%) WSUS
5 9 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (3.16%) vCenter Server
6 7 (2.46%) Grafana
6 7 (2.46%) Puppet
6 7 (2.46%) SCCM
7 6 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.40%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.05%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.05%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.05%) Nagios
9 3 (1.05%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.05%) Netcool
9 3 (1.05%) NetVault Backup
9 3 (1.05%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.05%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 108 (37.89%) Microsoft
2 57 (20.00%) VMware
3 41 (14.39%) ANSYS
3 41 (14.39%) Bloomberg
4 17 (5.96%) Red Hat
5 16 (5.61%) Google
6 13 (4.56%) Cisco
6 13 (4.56%) QinetiQ
7 12 (4.21%) Databricks
7 12 (4.21%) SolarWinds
8 10 (3.51%) Meraki
9 7 (2.46%) Citrix
9 7 (2.46%) Dell
10 6 (2.11%) Sophos
10 6 (2.11%) Veeam
11 5 (1.75%) HP
11 5 (1.75%) Oracle
11 5 (1.75%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.05%) IBM
12 3 (1.05%) Veritas