Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 728 793 978
Rank change year-on-year +65 +185 0
Permanent jobs citing VMS 102 111 107
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.079%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.67% 0.57% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 78 69 81
10th Percentile £31,000 £32,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,625 £42,500 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,750 £65,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -17.31% +44.44% -30.77%
75th Percentile £71,875 £67,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £84,000 £74,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -23.08% +44.44% -30.77%

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 15,199 19,391 31,451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.41% 21.20% 23.16%
Number of salaries quoted 12,154 15,942 25,364
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,372 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,713 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.79% +0.45% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 +54 45 £70,000 +7.69% 11
South East +41 23 £48,500 -25.38% 6
North of England +2 23 £40,000 -38.46% 7
Yorkshire 0 17 £40,000 +6.67% 2
East of England +41 5 £63,750 -
North West +7 5 £37,500 -42.31% 5
South West -25 4 £52,500 -12.50% 2
West Midlands -9 2 £57,500 +31.43% 1
Midlands -10 2 £57,500 +35.29% 1
North East +4 1 £45,000 +45.16%
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 64 (62.75%) Azure
2 48 (47.06%) Windows
3 47 (46.08%) Active Directory
4 44 (43.14%) Microsoft
4 44 (43.14%) Linux
5 42 (41.18%) DevOps
6 34 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 26 (25.49%) AWS
8 25 (24.51%) VMware
9 23 (22.55%) Terraform
9 23 (22.55%) IaaS
10 22 (21.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (20.59%) .NET
12 20 (19.61%) Red Hat
12 20 (19.61%) Kubernetes
13 19 (18.63%) DNS
13 19 (18.63%) SQL
13 19 (18.63%) C#
13 19 (18.63%) Finance
14 18 (17.65%) Firewall
14 18 (17.65%) PowerShell
15 17 (16.67%) SaaS
15 17 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
15 17 (16.67%) Docker
16 16 (15.69%) Oracle
16 16 (15.69%) Python
17 15 (14.71%) Migration
17 15 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
18 14 (13.73%) SQL Server

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 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.86%) Confluence
3 5 (4.90%) IIS
3 5 (4.90%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.92%) Apache
5 3 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (1.96%) WordPress
7 1 (0.98%) nginx
7 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.98%) SAS
7 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) FastStats
1 1 (0.98%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 64 (62.75%) Azure
2 26 (25.49%) AWS
3 23 (22.55%) IaaS
4 17 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (16.67%) SaaS
5 11 (10.78%) Azure Storage
5 11 (10.78%) PaaS
6 10 (9.80%) Microsoft 365
7 9 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (8.82%) Route 53
8 8 (7.84%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (7.84%) Amazon S3
9 7 (6.86%) Azure Service Bus
9 7 (6.86%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (5.88%) Azure Key Vault
10 6 (5.88%) GCP
11 5 (4.90%) Azure Service Fabric
11 5 (4.90%) Serverless
12 4 (3.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (3.92%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.63%) DNS
2 18 (17.65%) Firewall
3 11 (10.78%) VPN
4 7 (6.86%) DHCP
4 7 (6.86%) Network Security
4 7 (6.86%) SSL
5 5 (4.90%) SAN
6 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.94%) FTP
7 3 (2.94%) NAS
7 3 (2.94%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (2.94%) SMTP
8 2 (1.96%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.96%) OpenScape
8 2 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.96%) VLAN
9 1 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.98%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.98%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.94%) Big Data
4 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.96%) InfluxDB
5 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.96%) MySQL
5 2 (1.96%) Power BI
5 2 (1.96%) Redis
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2019
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Jenkins
2 11 (10.78%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.78%) JIRA
3 8 (7.84%) Vagrant
4 6 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (3.92%) NUnit
6 3 (2.94%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.94%) GitLab
6 3 (2.94%) Moq
6 3 (2.94%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.96%) Selenium
7 2 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.98%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (18.63%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Social Skills
3 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.94%) Automotive
4 3 (2.94%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Law
6 1 (0.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.98%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
1 17 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Architect
3 12 (11.76%) Developer
4 7 (6.86%) Administrator
4 7 (6.86%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (6.86%) IT Support
4 7 (6.86%) Professional Services Engineer
4 7 (6.86%) Server Engineer
4 7 (6.86%) Support Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Azure Architect
6 5 (4.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.92%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (3.92%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.59%) .NET
2 11 (10.78%) .NET Core
3 8 (7.84%) CSS
3 8 (7.84%) HTML
4 7 (6.86%) Web Services
5 6 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
5 6 (5.88%) LDAP
6 5 (4.90%) HTML5
6 5 (4.90%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (3.92%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (3.92%) React
7 4 (3.92%) SOAP
8 3 (2.94%) ATL
8 3 (2.94%) Entity Framework
8 3 (2.94%) jQuery
8 3 (2.94%) JSF
8 3 (2.94%) JSON
8 3 (2.94%) RESTful
9 2 (1.96%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Public Cloud
2 7 (6.86%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.86%) EMC VNX
2 7 (6.86%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.92%) PMI
3 4 (3.92%) Social Media
4 3 (2.94%) Cybercrime
4 3 (2.94%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.94%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.94%) User Experience
5 2 (1.96%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) Replication
6 1 (0.98%) Animation
6 1 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.98%) EFT
6 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (47.06%) Windows
2 44 (43.14%) Linux
3 34 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 11 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.86%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.90%) CentOS
8 4 (3.92%) Debian
8 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.94%) Unix
10 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.98%) Android
11 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (41.18%) DevOps
2 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (21.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (14.71%) Migration
4 12 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
5 11 (10.78%) Configuration Management
5 11 (10.78%) Open Source
6 10 (9.80%) Mentoring
6 10 (9.80%) Microservices
7 9 (8.82%) Analytics
7 9 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 8 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (7.84%) Technical Leadership
9 7 (6.86%) Information Security
9 7 (6.86%) Scrum
10 6 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (5.88%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.63%) C#
1 19 (18.63%) SQL
2 18 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 16 (15.69%) Python
4 12 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 9 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.88%) Perl
7 5 (4.90%) C
7 5 (4.90%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.92%) Java
9 3 (2.94%) AWK
9 3 (2.94%) PHP
9 3 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.94%) sed
9 3 (2.94%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.96%) C++
11 1 (0.98%) Go
11 1 (0.98%) R
11 1 (0.98%) Rust
11 1 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) CEH
2 5 (4.90%) GIAC
3 4 (3.92%) OSCP
3 4 (3.92%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.94%) RHCE
4 3 (2.94%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.98%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.98%) CISSP
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.94%) QA
4 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (46.08%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.67%) Docker
3 12 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (9.80%) Hyper-V
4 10 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.88%) vSphere
6 5 (4.90%) Firmware
7 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (2.94%) KVM
8 3 (2.94%) OCFS2
8 3 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.94%) Postfix
8 3 (2.94%) qmail
8 3 (2.94%) Samba
8 3 (2.94%) Sendmail
8 3 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (2.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (2.94%) Xen
9 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (22.55%) Terraform
2 20 (19.61%) Kubernetes
3 9 (8.82%) Ansible
4 8 (7.84%) Nagios
4 8 (7.84%) WSUS
5 7 (6.86%) BladeLogic
5 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (6.86%) SCOM
6 6 (5.88%) vCenter Server
7 4 (3.92%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.92%) Puppet
7 4 (3.92%) ZABBIX
8 3 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.94%) Prometheus
8 3 (2.94%) SELinux
9 2 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (1.96%) Grafana
9 2 (1.96%) Graylog
9 2 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.96%) Rancher
Vendors
1 44 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (24.51%) VMware
3 20 (19.61%) Red Hat
4 16 (15.69%) Oracle
5 8 (7.84%) Dell
6 7 (6.86%) 3PAR
6 7 (6.86%) Blue Coat
6 7 (6.86%) BMC
6 7 (6.86%) EMC
6 7 (6.86%) Veeam
7 6 (5.88%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.92%) CrowdStrike
8 4 (3.92%) Google
8 4 (3.92%) Qualys
8 4 (3.92%) Veritas
9 3 (2.94%) Cisco
9 3 (2.94%) HP
10 2 (1.96%) ESET
11 1 (0.98%) Splunk
11 1 (0.98%) Xamarin