Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 930 1042 1111
Rank change year-on-year +112 +69 +34
Permanent jobs citing VMS 220 115 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.071% 0.069%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.58% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 190 86 117
England median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% +25.00% -17.53%
10th Percentile £34,875 £29,187 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +30.00% +25.00% -17.53%

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 37,808 39,931 49,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.42% 24.58% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 30,815 33,440 41,983
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +3.53%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +92 161 £70,000 +27.27% 15
South East +12 25 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East of England -4 10 £42,950 +33.56% 8
Midlands +15 9 £53,750 +53.57% 3
North of England +19 8 £35,000 -17.65% 7
West Midlands +14 8 £60,000 +71.43% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £35,000 - 2
South West -8 4 £43,750 -12.50%
East Midlands 0 1 £37,500 - 1
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 (57.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (53.18%) SQL
3 111 (50.45%) Linux
4 95 (43.18%) Git (software)
5 94 (42.73%) Windows
5 94 (42.73%) Finance
6 89 (40.45%) Amazon AWS
7 78 (35.45%) Docker
8 74 (33.64%) Test Automation
9 60 (27.27%) Kubernetes
9 60 (27.27%) Banking
9 60 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
10 59 (26.82%) PostgreSQL
10 59 (26.82%) SQL Server
11 58 (26.36%) Redis
12 57 (25.91%) Cloud Computing
13 56 (25.45%) PowerShell
13 56 (25.45%) DevOps
14 55 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
15 54 (24.55%) Microsoft
15 54 (24.55%) Blockchain
15 54 (24.55%) Docker Swarm
16 53 (24.09%) GitHub
17 52 (23.64%) Node.js
17 52 (23.64%) MySQL
17 52 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
17 52 (23.64%) Smart Contracts
18 51 (23.18%) Jest
18 51 (23.18%) Enzyme
18 51 (23.18%) Chai

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 48 (21.82%) Ethereum
2 14 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (5.91%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.18%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.27%) Apache
5 5 (2.27%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.82%) nginx
7 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.36%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.91%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.91%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.91%) SAS
8 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 23 (10.45%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (1.36%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (57.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (40.45%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (25.91%) Cloud Computing
4 55 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
5 53 (24.09%) GitHub
6 51 (23.18%) Amazon S3
7 38 (17.27%) IaaS
8 22 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (7.73%) PaaS
10 12 (5.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 9 (4.09%) Office 365
12 2 (0.91%) SaaS
12 2 (0.91%) Taleo
13 1 (0.45%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.45%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.00%) Firewall
2 19 (8.64%) DNS
3 17 (7.73%) WAN
4 12 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.00%) DHCP
6 10 (4.55%) LAN
7 8 (3.64%) SSL
7 8 (3.64%) VPN
7 8 (3.64%) Wireless
8 7 (3.18%) FTP
8 7 (3.18%) Network Security
9 6 (2.73%) SSH
10 5 (2.27%) HTTPS
10 5 (2.27%) IPsec
11 4 (1.82%) SAN
12 3 (1.36%) HTTP
12 3 (1.36%) RTP
12 3 (1.36%) VLAN
13 2 (0.91%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.91%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (26.82%) PostgreSQL
1 59 (26.82%) SQL Server
2 58 (26.36%) Redis
3 54 (24.55%) Blockchain
4 52 (23.64%) MySQL
5 51 (23.18%) NoSQL
6 38 (17.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (17.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (11.82%) Relational Database
8 22 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (8.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (5.00%) MongoDB
12 10 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (4.09%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (3.18%) RDBMS
15 6 (2.73%) Aerospike
16 5 (2.27%) Big Data
17 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
17 3 (1.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 95 (43.18%) Git (software)
2 51 (23.18%) Mocha
3 45 (20.45%) Jenkins
4 37 (16.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (13.64%) Subversion
6 28 (12.73%) MSBuild
7 27 (12.27%) Visual Studio
8 25 (11.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
10 16 (7.27%) CruiseControl
11 7 (3.18%) Artifactory
11 7 (3.18%) JMeter
11 7 (3.18%) NUnit
11 7 (3.18%) Selenium
11 7 (3.18%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (3.18%) SpecFlow
12 5 (2.27%) Fiddler
12 5 (2.27%) LINQPad
13 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.45%) Maven
General
1 94 (42.73%) Finance
2 60 (27.27%) Banking
3 47 (21.36%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.55%) Marketing
5 7 (3.18%) Games
6 4 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.82%) Retail
7 3 (1.36%) Electronics
7 3 (1.36%) Military
8 2 (0.91%) Advertising
8 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 83 (37.73%) Developer
2 36 (16.36%) Blockchain Developer
3 32 (14.55%) Backend Developer
4 24 (10.91%) Administrator
4 24 (10.91%) Node.js Developer
5 22 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 16 (7.27%) Consultant
8 15 (6.82%) Architect
9 14 (6.36%) Linux Administrator
9 14 (6.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 14 (6.36%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
10 11 (5.00%) Senior Backend Developer
11 10 (4.55%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.55%) Lead Developer
11 10 (4.55%) SQL Developer
11 10 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
11 10 (4.55%) SSAS Developer
11 10 (4.55%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (23.64%) Node.js
1 52 (23.64%) Smart Contracts
2 51 (23.18%) Chai
2 51 (23.18%) Enzyme
2 51 (23.18%) Jest
3 48 (21.82%) Truffle
3 48 (21.82%) web3js
4 43 (19.55%) .NET
5 33 (15.00%) CSS
5 33 (15.00%) HTML
6 26 (11.82%) AngularJS
7 20 (9.09%) Web Services
8 17 (7.73%) WCF
9 16 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (7.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 16 (7.27%) WinForms
10 15 (6.82%) Kafka
11 9 (4.09%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (3.64%) LDAP
13 7 (3.18%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.82%) Bitcoin
2 18 (8.18%) Public Cloud
3 16 (7.27%) Private Cloud
4 15 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (5.45%) Fintech
6 11 (5.00%) Data Centre
7 10 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (3.64%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.64%) Replication
8 8 (3.64%) Robotics
8 8 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.73%) Spread Betting
10 5 (2.27%) CCTV
10 5 (2.27%) Clustering
10 5 (2.27%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.36%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 111 (50.45%) Linux
2 94 (42.73%) Windows
3 26 (11.82%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.45%) CentOS
4 12 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.09%) Debian
6 8 (3.64%) Ubuntu
6 8 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.27%) Solaris
9 4 (1.82%) AIX
9 4 (1.82%) OpenVMS
9 4 (1.82%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.91%) Unix
11 1 (0.45%) VyOS
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (33.64%) Test Automation
2 56 (25.45%) DevOps
3 52 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (23.18%) API Design
4 51 (23.18%) API Development
5 48 (21.82%) Front End Development
6 42 (19.09%) Data Security
6 42 (19.09%) Identity Management
6 42 (19.09%) KYC
7 40 (18.18%) Configuration Management
8 37 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (11.82%) Software Engineering
10 20 (9.09%) Open Source
11 19 (8.64%) SDLC
12 17 (7.73%) Analytics
12 17 (7.73%) Deployment Automation
12 17 (7.73%) MVC
13 16 (7.27%) TDD
13 16 (7.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 117 (53.18%) SQL
2 56 (25.45%) PowerShell
3 49 (22.27%) ES6
3 49 (22.27%) Solidity
4 41 (18.64%) C#
5 37 (16.82%) Python
6 28 (12.73%) T-SQL
7 18 (8.18%) Shell Script
8 13 (5.91%) JavaScript
9 12 (5.45%) Ruby
9 12 (5.45%) XAML
10 11 (5.00%) Java
11 10 (4.55%) Go
11 10 (4.55%) PHP
11 10 (4.55%) Rust
12 7 (3.18%) Apple Swift
12 7 (3.18%) C++
12 7 (3.18%) Elixir
12 7 (3.18%) Haskell
12 7 (3.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (13.18%) Degree
2 5 (2.27%) CISM
2 5 (2.27%) CISSP
2 5 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (1.82%) CISA
4 3 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) CEH
6 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.45%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) VCP4
6 1 (0.45%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.18%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.36%) PMO
3 3 (1.36%) QA
4 2 (0.91%) GDPR
4 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 78 (35.45%) Docker
2 60 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
3 33 (15.00%) Active Directory
4 25 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (6.36%) KVM
5 14 (6.36%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (5.91%) iptables
7 11 (5.00%) QEMU
8 6 (2.73%) vSphere
9 5 (2.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.82%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.91%) Ceph
12 2 (0.91%) Corosync
12 2 (0.91%) HDFS
12 2 (0.91%) Varnish
13 1 (0.45%) Firmware
13 1 (0.45%) NFS
13 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 60 (27.27%) Kubernetes
2 54 (24.55%) Docker Swarm
3 30 (13.64%) Puppet
4 28 (12.73%) Ansible
5 20 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (4.09%) Kibana
7 6 (2.73%) vCenter Server
8 5 (2.27%) Ambari
9 4 (1.82%) Nagios
9 4 (1.82%) SCOM
10 3 (1.36%) Cacti
10 3 (1.36%) CSIRT
10 3 (1.36%) logstash
11 2 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.91%) Nessus
11 2 (0.91%) Oozie
11 2 (0.91%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.91%) vMotion
11 2 (0.91%) yum
Vendors
1 54 (24.55%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.09%) VMware
3 28 (12.73%) Oracle
4 12 (5.45%) Splunk
5 10 (4.55%) Automation Anywhere
5 10 (4.55%) Blue Prism
5 10 (4.55%) Google
6 6 (2.73%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.73%) SAP
7 5 (2.27%) BMC
7 5 (2.27%) EMC
8 4 (1.82%) Dell
8 4 (1.82%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.82%) IBM
8 4 (1.82%) Progress
9 2 (0.91%) Cisco
9 2 (0.91%) Pega
9 2 (0.91%) Veeam
10 1 (0.45%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.45%) Citrix