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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 838 902
Rank change year-on-year +33 +64  
Permanent jobs citing VMS 58 77 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.084% 0.057%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 53 68 43
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -19.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,650 £30,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £58,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -33.33%  

VMS is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20943 23212 27704
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 25.29% 25.46% 26.70%
Number of salaries quoted 17329 20050 23447
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +26 41 £55,000 +13.40% 11
East of England +13 9 £47,500 -24.00%
South East +40 3 £50,000 +25.00% 4
North East - 3 £42,500 -
South West +1 2 £45,000 +28.57%
North West -39 1 - -
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for VMS.

1 48 (41.74%) Windows
2 46 (40.00%) Linux
3 44 (38.26%) Microsoft
4 40 (34.78%) Python
4 40 (34.78%) Degree
5 39 (33.91%) Git (software)
6 38 (33.04%) VMware
7 36 (31.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 35 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
9 31 (26.96%) Puppet
9 31 (26.96%) Computer Science
10 29 (25.22%) Apache
10 29 (25.22%) Firewall
11 28 (24.35%) Active Directory
12 27 (23.48%) SQL
13 26 (22.61%) Ruby
14 25 (21.74%) Virtual Machines
15 24 (20.87%) Perl
15 24 (20.87%) Configuration Management
16 23 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 23 (20.00%) VoIP
16 23 (20.00%) Open Source
17 22 (19.13%) Subversion
18 21 (18.26%) VLAN
18 21 (18.26%) MS Exchange
18 21 (18.26%) Computer Science Degree
19 20 (17.39%) DevOps
20 19 (16.52%) Task Automation
20 19 (16.52%) Continuous Integration

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 29 (25.22%) Apache
2 21 (18.26%) MS Exchange
3 13 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (8.70%) Apache Spark
5 9 (7.83%) Tomcat
6 8 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (4.35%) CMS
7 5 (4.35%) Kentico
8 2 (1.74%) Drupal
8 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.87%) Confluence
9 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (7.83%) SAP SCM
1 9 (7.83%) SAP SD
2 5 (4.35%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.87%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 35 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
1 35 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.30%) Office 365
3 12 (10.43%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (10.43%) Amazon S3
4 10 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (8.70%) GitHub
4 10 (8.70%) SaaS
5 7 (6.09%) Mimecast
5 7 (6.09%) OneDrive
5 7 (6.09%) OpenDNS
6 5 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (4.35%) IaaS
7 3 (2.61%) Akamai
7 3 (2.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.74%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.74%) G Suite
8 2 (1.74%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (1.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.22%) Firewall
2 23 (20.00%) VoIP
3 21 (18.26%) VLAN
4 17 (14.78%) BGP
4 17 (14.78%) DNS
4 17 (14.78%) OSPF
4 17 (14.78%) SNMP
4 17 (14.78%) TCP/IP
4 17 (14.78%) VPN
5 14 (12.17%) Network Security
6 12 (10.43%) DHCP
6 12 (10.43%) LDAP
7 11 (9.57%) SAN
8 10 (8.70%) Kerberos
8 10 (8.70%) Multicast
8 10 (8.70%) NAS
8 10 (8.70%) tcpdump
9 9 (7.83%) Internet
10 8 (6.96%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (6.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) Relational Database
2 15 (13.04%) MySQL
3 13 (11.30%) NoSQL
4 12 (10.43%) MongoDB
4 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
5 10 (8.70%) CouchDB
6 9 (7.83%) InfluxDB
7 5 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.61%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.61%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.74%) Big Data
10 2 (1.74%) BigQuery
10 2 (1.74%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (33.91%) Git (software)
2 22 (19.13%) Subversion
3 11 (9.57%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.57%) Maven
4 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.48%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.74%) JIRA
6 2 (1.74%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (1.74%) Trac
7 1 (0.87%) Ant
7 1 (0.87%) Gradle
7 1 (0.87%) Grunt
7 1 (0.87%) gulp
7 1 (0.87%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.87%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.87%) Selenium
7 1 (0.87%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 11 (9.57%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.83%) Automotive
3 9 (7.83%) Manufacturing
4 7 (6.09%) Electronics
5 4 (3.48%) Back Office
5 4 (3.48%) German Language
6 2 (1.74%) Banking
6 2 (1.74%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.74%) Marketing
6 2 (1.74%) Military
7 1 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.87%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (16.52%) Developer
2 16 (13.91%) Senior Developer
3 15 (13.04%) Consultant
4 14 (12.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (11.30%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Senior Software Developer
6 10 (8.70%) Software Developer
7 9 (7.83%) SAP Consultant
7 9 (7.83%) SAP SD Consultant
8 8 (6.96%) Network Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Ubuntu Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Unix Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Unix Systems Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Network Systems Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Support Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) CSS
1 11 (9.57%) HTML
1 11 (9.57%) Node.js
2 10 (8.70%) CPAN
2 10 (8.70%) DBIx::Class
2 10 (8.70%) Express
2 10 (8.70%) jQuery
2 10 (8.70%) Moose
3 9 (7.83%) LAMP
3 9 (7.83%) Sensu
4 7 (6.09%) Google Maps API
4 7 (6.09%) HTML5
4 7 (6.09%) Web Services
5 6 (5.22%) .NET
6 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.35%) CSS3
7 4 (3.48%) FreeSWITCH
7 4 (3.48%) J2EE
7 4 (3.48%) JSP
7 4 (3.48%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 31 (26.96%) Computer Science
2 14 (12.17%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.96%) Public Cloud
4 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 5 (4.35%) PKI
7 3 (2.61%) Blog
7 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.61%) Social Media
8 2 (1.74%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.74%) Replication
9 1 (0.87%) CCTV
9 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.87%) User Experience
9 1 (0.87%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.87%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 48 (41.74%) Windows
2 46 (40.00%) Linux
3 14 (12.17%) Ubuntu
4 12 (10.43%) Debian
5 11 (9.57%) Windows Server
5 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.83%) Unix
7 8 (6.96%) Windows 10
7 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (6.09%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (5.22%) Windows 2000
9 6 (5.22%) Windows NT
10 4 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.61%) OpenVMS
12 2 (1.74%) Android
12 2 (1.74%) CentOS
12 2 (1.74%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.87%) Configuration Management
2 23 (20.00%) Open Source
3 20 (17.39%) DevOps
4 19 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (16.52%) Task Automation
5 15 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (13.04%) ITIL
5 15 (13.04%) Web Development
6 13 (11.30%) Migration
6 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
7 11 (9.57%) Mentoring
8 10 (8.70%) Bioinformatics
8 10 (8.70%) Informatics
8 10 (8.70%) Load Balancing
8 10 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (8.70%) Service Delivery
8 10 (8.70%) Visualisation
9 9 (7.83%) Logistics
9 9 (7.83%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (34.78%) Python
2 27 (23.48%) SQL
3 26 (22.61%) Ruby
4 24 (20.87%) Perl
5 23 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
7 14 (12.17%) Java
8 10 (8.70%) C#
8 10 (8.70%) C++
8 10 (8.70%) Shell Script
9 9 (7.83%) Erlang
10 7 (6.09%) VB
11 6 (5.22%) PHP
12 5 (4.35%) C
13 4 (3.48%) Bash Shell
14 3 (2.61%) Pascal
15 2 (1.74%) AWK
15 2 (1.74%) sed
15 2 (1.74%) VBScript
16 1 (0.87%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (34.78%) Degree
2 21 (18.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (12.17%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (8.70%) CCNP
4 10 (8.70%) Postgraduate
5 8 (6.96%) CCIE
5 8 (6.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (6.09%) CCMSE
6 7 (6.09%) CCSA
6 7 (6.09%) CCSE
6 7 (6.09%) JNCIE
6 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.35%) CCNA
7 5 (4.35%) MCTS
7 5 (4.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.48%) Master's Degree
9 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.87%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.87%) PMO
1 1 (0.87%) QA
1 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (31.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (24.35%) Active Directory
3 25 (21.74%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (14.78%) Hyper-V
5 13 (11.30%) Docker
6 10 (8.70%) Ceph
6 10 (8.70%) LXC
6 10 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (7.83%) vCloud
7 9 (7.83%) vSphere
7 9 (7.83%) XenDesktop
8 6 (5.22%) NFS
9 5 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (4.35%) ISA Server
9 5 (4.35%) UAG
9 5 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (3.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.74%) iptables
11 2 (1.74%) KVM
11 2 (1.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (26.96%) Puppet
2 17 (14.78%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (12.17%) Nagios
3 14 (12.17%) Salt
4 10 (8.70%) Graphite
4 10 (8.70%) Oracle ZFS
4 10 (8.70%) Rsyslog
4 10 (8.70%) Terraform
5 9 (7.83%) Cacti
5 9 (7.83%) Grafana
5 9 (7.83%) Munin
6 8 (6.96%) Ansible
7 7 (6.09%) vCenter Server
7 7 (6.09%) vMotion
8 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (4.35%) WMI
10 3 (2.61%) Kubernetes
10 3 (2.61%) Mesos
10 3 (2.61%) Packer
10 3 (2.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (38.26%) Microsoft
2 38 (33.04%) VMware
3 17 (14.78%) Cisco
4 14 (12.17%) SAP
5 13 (11.30%) HP
6 10 (8.70%) Google
7 9 (7.83%) Citrix
8 8 (6.96%) F5
8 8 (6.96%) Meraki
8 8 (6.96%) SonicWALL
9 7 (6.09%) CA
9 7 (6.09%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.09%) Fortinet
9 7 (6.09%) Juniper
9 7 (6.09%) Palo Alto
9 7 (6.09%) Qualys
9 7 (6.09%) Webroot
10 5 (4.35%) Veritas
11 4 (3.48%) Huawei
12 3 (2.61%) Oracle
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