Period
to 1 March 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 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 696 836 956
Rank change year-on-year +140 +120 +52
Permanent jobs citing VMS 79 155 141
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 0.62% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 66 125 109
Median annual salary £51,250 £59,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.14% +2.61% -11.54%
10th Percentile £27,375 £33,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £73,750 £92,500
UK median annual salary £49,500 £59,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -16.10% +7.27% -15.38%

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 13,294 24,990 32,722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.85% 22.15% 23.31%
Number of salaries quoted 10,885 20,474 26,784
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,780
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 1 March 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 1 March 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 +139 42 £72,500 +7.41% 10
North of England +56 16 £37,500 -42.31% 2
Yorkshire +53 14 £37,500 - 2
South East +105 11 £27,500 -53.39% 4
South West +41 4 £52,500 -12.50% 5
East of England - 3 £72,500 - 1
Midlands +40 2 £57,500 +35.29% 4
North West +33 2 £25,000 -61.54%
West Midlands +20 2 £57,500 +35.29% 4
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 45 (56.96%) Azure
2 38 (48.10%) Active Directory
3 37 (46.84%) Microsoft
3 37 (46.84%) Windows
4 32 (40.51%) Linux
5 31 (39.24%) DevOps
6 24 (30.38%) Windows Server
7 21 (26.58%) AWS
7 21 (26.58%) IaaS
8 20 (25.32%) VMware
9 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (21.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 16 (20.25%) Terraform
11 16 (20.25%) Finance
11 16 (20.25%) Red Hat
12 15 (18.99%) DNS
12 15 (18.99%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (18.99%) Kubernetes
13 14 (17.72%) Oracle
13 14 (17.72%) Firewall
14 13 (16.46%) Docker
15 12 (15.19%) SQL
15 12 (15.19%) Python
16 11 (13.92%) Disaster Recovery
16 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
16 11 (13.92%) Cybersecurity
16 11 (13.92%) Open Source
16 11 (13.92%) SaaS
16 11 (13.92%) PaaS
17 10 (12.66%) 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 8 (10.13%) Confluence
2 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.80%) Apache
3 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Fuse
4 2 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.53%) IIS
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 45 (56.96%) Azure
2 21 (26.58%) AWS
2 21 (26.58%) IaaS
3 15 (18.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (13.92%) PaaS
4 11 (13.92%) SaaS
5 10 (12.66%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (12.66%) Route 53
6 8 (10.13%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (10.13%) Amazon S3
7 6 (7.59%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (5.06%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (3.80%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (3.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (3.80%) Power Platform
10 2 (2.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (2.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (2.53%) GCP
10 2 (2.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.99%) DNS
2 14 (17.72%) Firewall
3 9 (11.39%) VPN
4 7 (8.86%) SSL
5 6 (7.59%) DHCP
6 4 (5.06%) Network Security
7 3 (3.80%) FTP
7 3 (3.80%) NAS
7 3 (3.80%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (3.80%) SAN
7 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.53%) Internet
9 1 (1.27%) BGP
9 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.27%) LAN
9 1 (1.27%) OSPF
9 1 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.27%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) Amazon RDS
1 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.06%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.80%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (3.80%) KDB
4 3 (3.80%) Kdb+
4 3 (3.80%) Power BI
4 3 (3.80%) Redis
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.53%) Big Data
6 1 (1.27%) InfluxDB
6 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
2 10 (12.66%) JIRA
2 10 (12.66%) Vagrant
3 8 (10.13%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.86%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.80%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.53%) JUnit
6 2 (2.53%) Mockito
6 2 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.27%) CircleCI
7 1 (1.27%) GitLab
7 1 (1.27%) NUnit
7 1 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.27%) Selenium
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Marketing
3 1 (1.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) Azure Engineer
2 12 (15.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Architect
3 11 (13.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (8.86%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Azure Architect
6 5 (6.33%) IT Support
6 5 (6.33%) Professional Services Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (5.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) C# Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) .NET
2 7 (8.86%) CSS
2 7 (8.86%) HTML
2 7 (8.86%) HTML5
3 6 (7.59%) LDAP
4 5 (6.33%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (5.06%) RESTful
5 4 (5.06%) Web Services
6 3 (3.80%) .NET Core
6 3 (3.80%) Dask
6 3 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.53%) Apache Camel
7 2 (2.53%) Drools
7 2 (2.53%) JAX-RS
7 2 (2.53%) Node.js
7 2 (2.53%) React
7 2 (2.53%) REST
7 2 (2.53%) SOAP
7 2 (2.53%) Spring Integration
7 2 (2.53%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Public Cloud
2 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.59%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (6.33%) EMC VNX
3 5 (6.33%) Social Media
4 4 (5.06%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.06%) PMI
5 3 (3.80%) Cybercrime
5 3 (3.80%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.53%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.53%) User Experience
7 1 (1.27%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.27%) NHS
7 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.27%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.84%) Windows
2 32 (40.51%) Linux
3 24 (30.38%) Windows Server
4 9 (11.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.59%) Unix
6 5 (6.33%) CentOS
6 5 (6.33%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (5.06%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.80%) Android
8 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.80%) Debian
9 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) DevOps
2 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (21.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (13.92%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (13.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (13.92%) Open Source
5 10 (12.66%) Technical Leadership
6 9 (11.39%) Configuration Management
6 9 (11.39%) Migration
7 8 (10.13%) Infrastructure as Code
7 8 (10.13%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.86%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (8.86%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (8.86%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (8.86%) Information Security
8 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.86%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (8.86%) Presales
9 6 (7.59%) B2C
9 6 (7.59%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.19%) Python
1 12 (15.19%) SQL
2 10 (12.66%) C#
2 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
4 7 (8.86%) Bash Shell
4 7 (8.86%) Java
5 4 (5.06%) Perl
6 3 (3.80%) AWK
6 3 (3.80%) C
6 3 (3.80%) C++
6 3 (3.80%) sed
7 2 (2.53%) Java 8
7 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.53%) VB
8 1 (1.27%) Go
8 1 (1.27%) Rust
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Degree
2 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.06%) CEH
3 4 (5.06%) GIAC
3 4 (5.06%) OSCP
3 4 (5.06%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.80%) RHCE
4 3 (3.80%) RHCSA
5 2 (2.53%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.53%) CISSP
6 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) SLA
2 3 (3.80%) QA
3 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (48.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.46%) Docker
3 9 (11.39%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.86%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (7.59%) vSphere
6 4 (5.06%) Firmware
7 3 (3.80%) KVM
7 3 (3.80%) OCFS2
7 3 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (3.80%) Postfix
7 3 (3.80%) qmail
7 3 (3.80%) Samba
7 3 (3.80%) Sendmail
7 3 (3.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (3.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (3.80%) Xen
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) Terraform
2 15 (18.99%) Kubernetes
3 6 (7.59%) vCenter Server
3 6 (7.59%) WSUS
4 5 (6.33%) BladeLogic
4 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (6.33%) Nagios
4 5 (6.33%) SCOM
5 4 (5.06%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.06%) Puppet
6 3 (3.80%) Ansible
6 3 (3.80%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (3.80%) SELinux
6 3 (3.80%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.27%) Grafana
8 1 (1.27%) Graylog
8 1 (1.27%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.27%) Rancher
Vendors
1 37 (46.84%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.32%) VMware
3 16 (20.25%) Red Hat
4 14 (17.72%) Oracle
5 6 (7.59%) Dell
5 6 (7.59%) SolarWinds
6 5 (6.33%) 3PAR
6 5 (6.33%) Blue Coat
6 5 (6.33%) BMC
6 5 (6.33%) EMC
6 5 (6.33%) Veeam
7 4 (5.06%) CrowdStrike
7 4 (5.06%) HP
7 4 (5.06%) Qualys
8 3 (3.80%) Cisco
8 3 (3.80%) Sybase
8 3 (3.80%) Xamarin
9 2 (2.53%) Google
10 1 (1.27%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.27%) NETGEAR