Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 835 634 896
Rank change year-on-year -201 +262 +64
Permanent jobs citing VMS 182 66 136
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.91% 0.63% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 96 41 98
10th Percentile £29,375 £37,750 £35,125
25th Percentile £45,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,750 £65,000 £56,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.69% +16.07% -13.85%
75th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £73,125
90th Percentile £105,000 £96,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £66,500 £65,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year +2.31% +16.07% -13.85%

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 19,963 10,530 28,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.62% 21.20% 22.86%
Number of salaries quoted 14,442 8,928 23,441
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -217 71 £77,500 -3.13% 19
South East -91 67 £60,000 +71.43% 6
North of England -107 23 £37,500 -16.67% 4
Yorkshire - 18 £36,250 - 2
Midlands -96 12 £30,000 -2.83% 1
East Midlands - 12 £30,000 -
East of England -102 7 £62,000 -17.33% 5
North West -82 5 £60,000 +33.33% 2
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 143 (78.57%) Azure
2 114 (62.64%) DevOps
3 94 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (43.41%) SQL
5 67 (36.81%) Kubernetes
5 67 (36.81%) PaaS
6 65 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 64 (35.16%) Windows
8 61 (33.52%) IaaS
9 59 (32.42%) AWS
10 52 (28.57%) Python
10 52 (28.57%) Social Skills
11 51 (28.02%) Docker
12 49 (26.92%) PowerShell
13 47 (25.82%) C#
14 45 (24.73%) SaaS
14 45 (24.73%) Analytics
15 43 (23.63%) Jenkins
16 42 (23.08%) .NET
16 42 (23.08%) VPN
17 40 (21.98%) Active Directory
17 40 (21.98%) Firewall
17 40 (21.98%) Big Data
17 40 (21.98%) Azure Storage
18 35 (19.23%) Azure App Service
18 35 (19.23%) GitHub
18 35 (19.23%) Microservices
18 35 (19.23%) Scrum
19 34 (18.68%) Open Source
20 33 (18.13%) Mentoring

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 26 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 19 (10.44%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (7.14%) SAS
4 11 (6.04%) IIS
5 5 (2.75%) Camunda
5 5 (2.75%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.20%) Apache
7 2 (1.10%) nginx
7 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.55%) Confluence
8 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.55%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.55%) Traefik
Applications
1 10 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Unica
2 4 (2.20%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.65%) FastStats
4 2 (1.10%) Infor M3
4 2 (1.10%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 143 (78.57%) Azure
2 67 (36.81%) PaaS
3 61 (33.52%) IaaS
4 59 (32.42%) AWS
5 45 (24.73%) SaaS
6 40 (21.98%) Azure Storage
7 35 (19.23%) Azure App Service
7 35 (19.23%) GitHub
8 31 (17.03%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (11.54%) Azure Service Bus
9 21 (11.54%) Microsoft 365
10 20 (10.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 16 (8.79%) Serverless
12 13 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (6.59%) GitHub Actions
14 11 (6.04%) GCP
15 8 (4.40%) Azure Service Fabric
16 7 (3.85%) Power Platform
17 6 (3.30%) Google Compute Engine
17 6 (3.30%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (23.08%) VPN
2 40 (21.98%) Firewall
3 32 (17.58%) DNS
4 13 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (4.95%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (4.95%) SMTP
6 7 (3.85%) DHCP
6 7 (3.85%) HTTP
6 7 (3.85%) VoIP
6 7 (3.85%) WAN
7 6 (3.30%) VLAN
8 5 (2.75%) Cisco Firepower
8 5 (2.75%) Network Security
9 4 (2.20%) MPLS
9 4 (2.20%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.20%) Telepresence
10 3 (1.65%) FTP
10 3 (1.65%) Internet
10 3 (1.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (21.98%) Big Data
2 32 (17.58%) NoSQL
3 20 (10.99%) Data Lake
4 18 (9.89%) SQL Server
5 17 (9.34%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (9.34%) MongoDB
6 11 (6.04%) Redis
7 9 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.40%) MySQL
9 5 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.65%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.10%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.10%) HBase
12 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 43 (23.63%) Jenkins
2 29 (15.93%) Visual Studio Team System
3 26 (14.29%) JIRA
4 21 (11.54%) GitLab
5 19 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (6.04%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (5.49%) Git (software)
7 10 (5.49%) TeamCity
8 9 (4.95%) Vagrant
9 7 (3.85%) Jasmine
9 7 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (3.85%) Moq
10 6 (3.30%) NUnit
11 5 (2.75%) Gatling
11 5 (2.75%) Mocha
11 5 (2.75%) Pa11y
11 5 (2.75%) Protractor
11 5 (2.75%) Sinon.JS
11 5 (2.75%) SpecFlow
11 5 (2.75%) WebDriver
General
1 52 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 21 (11.54%) Organisational Skills
3 20 (10.99%) Finance
4 19 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (9.34%) Retail
6 16 (8.79%) Public Sector
7 15 (8.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 10 (5.49%) Manufacturing
9 9 (4.95%) Telecoms
10 7 (3.85%) Marketing
11 6 (3.30%) Automotive
12 5 (2.75%) Law
13 4 (2.20%) Banking
13 4 (2.20%) Electronics
14 3 (1.65%) Aerospace
15 2 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (1.10%) Legal
15 2 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
16 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (21.98%) Developer
2 29 (15.93%) Lead Developer
3 26 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (13.74%) Architect
5 21 (11.54%) Full Stack Developer
6 20 (10.99%) Azure Architect
7 17 (9.34%) Cloud Engineer
7 17 (9.34%) Security Specialist
8 14 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (7.14%) Big Data Specialist
9 13 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 12 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.95%) Support Engineer
12 8 (4.40%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.40%) Azure Engineer
12 8 (4.40%) IT Manager
12 8 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
13 7 (3.85%) Senior Developer
14 6 (3.30%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.08%) .NET
2 27 (14.84%) .NET Core
3 25 (13.74%) RESTful
3 25 (13.74%) Web Services
4 24 (13.19%) ActiveMQ
5 23 (12.64%) RabbitMQ
6 21 (11.54%) SOAP
7 20 (10.99%) ARM Templates
8 17 (9.34%) HTML
9 16 (8.79%) CSS
10 14 (7.69%) React
11 11 (6.04%) jQuery
12 9 (4.95%) .NET Framework
12 9 (4.95%) Entity Framework
13 8 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (3.85%) CSS3
14 7 (3.85%) Node.js
15 6 (3.30%) ATL
15 6 (3.30%) HTML5
15 6 (3.30%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.09%) Mobile App
2 19 (10.44%) User Experience
3 12 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.59%) Private Cloud
3 12 (6.59%) Social Network
4 11 (6.04%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.49%) Cloud Native
6 7 (3.85%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.30%) Animation
7 6 (3.30%) CCTV
8 5 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.65%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.65%) EFT
9 3 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.55%) PKI
11 1 (0.55%) Social Media
11 1 (0.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 64 (35.16%) Windows
2 31 (17.03%) Linux
3 24 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.40%) Unix
5 7 (3.85%) Android
5 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.20%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.20%) OpenVMS
6 4 (2.20%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.10%) CentOS
8 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.10%) Solaris
8 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (62.64%) DevOps
2 94 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (24.73%) Analytics
4 35 (19.23%) Microservices
4 35 (19.23%) Scrum
5 34 (18.68%) Open Source
6 33 (18.13%) Mentoring
6 33 (18.13%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (17.58%) DevSecOps
8 31 (17.03%) Information Security
9 29 (15.93%) Test Automation
10 26 (14.29%) Full Stack Development
10 26 (14.29%) Requirements Gathering
10 26 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 23 (12.64%) Load Balancing
12 21 (11.54%) Migration
13 19 (10.44%) Configuration Management
13 19 (10.44%) ETL
13 19 (10.44%) Machine Learning
13 19 (10.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 79 (43.41%) SQL
2 52 (28.57%) Python
3 49 (26.92%) PowerShell
4 47 (25.82%) C#
5 26 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 21 (11.54%) Java
7 15 (8.24%) Ruby
8 13 (7.14%) Bash Shell
8 13 (7.14%) Go
9 11 (6.04%) T-SQL
10 10 (5.49%) PL/SQL
11 8 (4.40%) TypeScript
12 6 (3.30%) Perl
13 5 (2.75%) R
13 5 (2.75%) Shell Script
14 4 (2.20%) Groovy
15 2 (1.10%) C
16 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.20%) CCNA
4 4 (2.20%) Degree
5 3 (1.65%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.10%) CEH
6 2 (1.10%) CISSP
6 2 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.10%) GIAC
6 2 (1.10%) MCSA
7 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.55%) CCNP
7 1 (0.55%) MCSE
7 1 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.55%) PMP
7 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) QA
2 7 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.75%) SLA
4 4 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 51 (28.02%) Docker
2 40 (21.98%) Active Directory
3 28 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (9.34%) Hyper-V
5 12 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (2.20%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.20%) vSphere
7 3 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.55%) Firmware
8 1 (0.55%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 67 (36.81%) Kubernetes
2 31 (17.03%) Terraform
3 20 (10.99%) Ansible
4 10 (5.49%) SCCM
5 8 (4.40%) Prometheus
6 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (3.85%) Packer
7 6 (3.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 5 (2.75%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.75%) Grafana
8 5 (2.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (2.20%) IBM BigFix
9 4 (2.20%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (2.20%) Nagios
10 3 (1.65%) Puppet
11 2 (1.10%) FortiGate
11 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.55%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.55%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.09%) Cisco
3 21 (11.54%) VMware
4 13 (7.14%) Oracle
5 10 (5.49%) Google
6 9 (4.95%) IBM
6 9 (4.95%) Symantec
7 8 (4.40%) Meraki
8 7 (3.85%) Dell
9 6 (3.30%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.30%) Intel
9 6 (3.30%) SAP
10 5 (2.75%) Veritas
11 4 (2.20%) Ariba
11 4 (2.20%) Avaya
11 4 (2.20%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (2.20%) CyberArk
11 4 (2.20%) Polycom
11 4 (2.20%) Qualys
11 4 (2.20%) Siemens