Period
to 22 October 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 923 947 1087
Rank change year-on-year +24 +140 -11
Permanent jobs citing VMS 120 187 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.095% 0.12% 0.062%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.41% 0.53% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 92 154 87
England median annual salary £49,750 £65,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.46% +23.81% +23.53%
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,900 £36,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £92,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,750 £65,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -23.46% +23.81% +23.53%

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 29,104 35,237 40,884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.01% 22.94% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 23,297 28,629 33,083
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +33 56 £56,000 -27.74% 8
South East +59 45 £45,000 +5.88% 13
North of England +31 9 £32,500 -9.72% 5
North West - 9 £32,500 - 1
Midlands +53 8 £30,000 -36.84% 1
West Midlands +46 8 £30,000 -36.84% 1
East of England +43 1 £23,500 -45.98% 1
South West +17 1 - -
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 59 (49.17%) Windows
2 51 (42.50%) Azure
3 45 (37.50%) DevOps
4 44 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 41 (34.17%) PowerShell
6 39 (32.50%) Degree
6 39 (32.50%) Linux
6 39 (32.50%) Python
6 39 (32.50%) SQL
7 38 (31.67%) AWS
8 37 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (28.33%) SQL Server
10 32 (26.67%) Windows Server
11 31 (25.83%) Docker
12 30 (25.00%) Finance
13 28 (23.33%) Jenkins
13 28 (23.33%) Terraform
14 27 (22.50%) Ansible
14 27 (22.50%) VMware
15 24 (20.00%) Active Directory
15 24 (20.00%) Office 365
16 23 (19.17%) Puppet
16 23 (19.17%) Firewall
16 23 (19.17%) Opscode Chef
17 22 (18.33%) Amazon RDS
17 22 (18.33%) AWS CloudFormation
17 22 (18.33%) Computer Science Degree
17 22 (18.33%) C#
17 22 (18.33%) Computer Science
18 21 (17.50%) Amazon EC2

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 10 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (5.83%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.67%) Apache
4 2 (1.67%) Confluence
4 2 (1.67%) IIS
4 2 (1.67%) nginx
4 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.67%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.83%) CMS
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (6.67%) SAP SD
2 4 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.67%) CA PPM
3 2 (1.67%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.83%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 51 (42.50%) Azure
2 38 (31.67%) AWS
3 24 (20.00%) Office 365
4 22 (18.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (17.50%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (17.50%) Sumo Logic
6 16 (13.33%) Power Platform
7 11 (9.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (8.33%) IaaS
8 10 (8.33%) PaaS
9 6 (5.00%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (4.17%) GCP
11 4 (3.33%) OneDrive
12 3 (2.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (1.67%) GitHub
14 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.83%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.83%) PowerApps
14 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.17%) Firewall
2 12 (10.00%) SAN
3 11 (9.17%) Network Security
3 11 (9.17%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.33%) LAN
5 9 (7.50%) DNS
5 9 (7.50%) VSAN
6 8 (6.67%) NAS
6 8 (6.67%) VLAN
7 6 (5.00%) DHCP
7 6 (5.00%) WAN
8 5 (4.17%) iSCSI
8 5 (4.17%) VPN
9 3 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.50%) Internet
10 2 (1.67%) Skype
10 2 (1.67%) VoIP
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.83%) HTTP
11 1 (0.83%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (18.33%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (13.33%) Power BI
4 3 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.83%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.83%) Redis
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 28 (23.33%) Jenkins
2 21 (17.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (8.33%) Fiddler
3 10 (8.33%) LINQPad
4 7 (5.83%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.67%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.67%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.67%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.67%) Gerrit
5 2 (1.67%) JIRA
5 2 (1.67%) Selenium
5 2 (1.67%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.67%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.67%) Subversion
6 1 (0.83%) GitLab
6 1 (0.83%) gulp
6 1 (0.83%) JUnit
6 1 (0.83%) Maven
6 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (5.00%) Retail
3 5 (4.17%) Billing
4 4 (3.33%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.50%) Electronics
5 3 (2.50%) Legal
5 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (27.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (17.50%) Senior DevOps
2 21 (17.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 20 (16.67%) Analyst
4 16 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
5 13 (10.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) Azure DevOps
6 10 (8.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) Developer
7 9 (7.50%) Architect
7 9 (7.50%) IT Engineer
8 8 (6.67%) Administrator
9 7 (5.83%) Release Engineer
9 7 (5.83%) SAP Analyst
9 7 (5.83%) SAP SD Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Automation Architect
10 6 (5.00%) Team Leader
11 5 (4.17%) .NET Team Leader
11 5 (4.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.50%) .NET
2 14 (11.67%) HTML
3 13 (10.83%) CSS
4 12 (10.00%) RESTful
5 4 (3.33%) LDAP
6 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.67%) CSS3
6 2 (1.67%) HTML5
6 2 (1.67%) jQuery
6 2 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.83%) Express
7 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.83%) Middleware
7 1 (0.83%) Modernizr
7 1 (0.83%) Node.js
7 1 (0.83%) Nunjucks
7 1 (0.83%) React Native
7 1 (0.83%) REST
7 1 (0.83%) Sass
7 1 (0.83%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Replication
2 10 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.33%) Enterprise Cloud
3 9 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.17%) CMDB
5 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.50%) PKI
5 3 (2.50%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.67%) CCTV
6 2 (1.67%) Clustering
6 2 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.67%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.83%) Social Media
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (49.17%) Windows
2 39 (32.50%) Linux
3 32 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.67%) CentOS
6 2 (1.67%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.67%) Unix
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.50%) DevOps
2 37 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (18.33%) Computer Science
4 21 (17.50%) Infrastructure Automation
5 18 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 14 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (10.00%) Process Improvement
9 11 (9.17%) Time Management
10 10 (8.33%) Analytics
10 10 (8.33%) Change Management
11 8 (6.67%) Logistics
11 8 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (5.83%) API Integration
12 7 (5.83%) Change Control
12 7 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (5.83%) Product Roadmap
13 6 (5.00%) Open Source
13 6 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.17%) PowerShell
2 39 (32.50%) Python
2 39 (32.50%) SQL
3 22 (18.33%) C#
4 21 (17.50%) Shell Script
5 15 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.17%) PHP
7 7 (5.83%) ABAP
8 4 (3.33%) Ruby
9 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.50%) Perl
9 3 (2.50%) VBA
10 2 (1.67%) Go
10 2 (1.67%) Java
11 1 (0.83%) Java 8
11 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (32.50%) Degree
2 22 (18.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (9.17%) AWS Certification
4 11 (9.17%) MCSD
5 7 (5.83%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.17%) MCSA
7 4 (3.33%) CCNA
7 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.33%) HND
7 4 (3.33%) MCP
7 4 (3.33%) MCSE
8 2 (1.67%) ISEB
8 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.83%) CISMP
9 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) NCSC
System Software
1 31 (25.83%) Docker
2 24 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (10.00%) vSphere
5 11 (9.17%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (5.83%) vCloud
7 6 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.67%) iptables
9 2 (1.67%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (23.33%) Terraform
2 27 (22.50%) Ansible
3 23 (19.17%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (19.17%) Puppet
4 21 (17.50%) Packer
5 13 (10.83%) SCCM
6 12 (10.00%) Kibana
7 6 (5.00%) vRealize
8 5 (4.17%) Nagios
9 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (2.50%) vCenter Server
11 2 (1.67%) Graphite
11 2 (1.67%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.83%) Cloudify
12 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 44 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 27 (22.50%) VMware
3 21 (17.50%) AppDynamics
3 21 (17.50%) Citrix
4 12 (10.00%) SAP
4 12 (10.00%) Veeam
5 11 (9.17%) Sitecore
6 6 (5.00%) Cisco
6 6 (5.00%) Dell
6 6 (5.00%) Google
7 5 (4.17%) Cognos
7 5 (4.17%) Veritas
8 4 (3.33%) Remedy
9 2 (1.67%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.67%) Centreon
9 2 (1.67%) Coverity
9 2 (1.67%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.83%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.83%) Hotjar
10 1 (0.83%) RedGate