Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 972 1036 1135
Rank change year-on-year +64 +99 -4
Permanent jobs citing VMS 164 117 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.071% 0.072%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.41% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 133 82 129
England median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £75,875 £86,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +5.26%

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 39,736 39,890 52,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.38% 24.23% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 32,946 33,760 44,470
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +2.35%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +38 107 £65,000 +8.33% 19
South East 0 18 £46,250 +2.78% 8
Midlands +16 16 £35,000 +3.70% 4
West Midlands +13 11 £60,000 +71.43% 2
South West +9 7 £61,250 +53.13%
North of England +8 5 £38,750 -16.22% 2
East Midlands +5 5 £35,000 +7.69% 2
North West -4 5 £38,750 -22.50% 1
East of England -5 3 £53,713 - 3
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 79 (48.17%) SQL
2 77 (46.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (44.51%) Microsoft
4 71 (43.29%) Windows
5 55 (33.54%) SQL Server
6 48 (29.27%) Linux
7 42 (25.61%) PowerShell
8 37 (22.56%) Finance
8 37 (22.56%) Degree
9 36 (21.95%) DevOps
9 36 (21.95%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (18.90%) HTML
11 30 (18.29%) CSS
12 29 (17.68%) Firewall
12 29 (17.68%) Data Security
13 28 (17.07%) Oracle
13 28 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
14 27 (16.46%) Relational Database
14 27 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery
15 26 (15.85%) ITIL
15 26 (15.85%) Git (software)
16 25 (15.24%) Test Automation
16 25 (15.24%) C#
17 23 (14.02%) VMware
17 23 (14.02%) PostgreSQL
17 23 (14.02%) Banking
17 23 (14.02%) Presales
18 22 (13.41%) Docker
18 22 (13.41%) Smart Contracts
18 22 (13.41%) GitHub

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 20 (12.20%) Ethereum
2 11 (6.71%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (5.49%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.05%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.22%) nginx
5 2 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.61%) IIS
6 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (9.76%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (6.10%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.22%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.22%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.22%) SAP PP
3 2 (1.22%) SAP QM
3 2 (1.22%) SAP SCM
3 2 (1.22%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (46.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (13.41%) GitHub
4 20 (12.20%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (12.20%) Amazon S3
4 20 (12.20%) IaaS
5 18 (10.98%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (9.76%) PaaS
7 9 (5.49%) Office 365
8 6 (3.66%) SaaS
9 3 (1.83%) Oracle CX
10 2 (1.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.22%) Taleo
11 1 (0.61%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.68%) Firewall
2 16 (9.76%) DNS
3 15 (9.15%) DHCP
4 13 (7.93%) VPN
5 12 (7.32%) Network Security
6 10 (6.10%) WAN
7 7 (4.27%) LAN
8 6 (3.66%) SAN
9 5 (3.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (3.05%) Wireless
10 4 (2.44%) 3G
10 4 (2.44%) 4G
10 4 (2.44%) FTP
10 4 (2.44%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.83%) IPsec
11 3 (1.83%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.22%) OpenVPN
12 2 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.61%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (33.54%) SQL Server
2 27 (16.46%) Relational Database
3 23 (14.02%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (13.41%) MySQL
4 22 (13.41%) Redis
5 20 (12.20%) Blockchain
5 20 (12.20%) NoSQL
6 19 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (10.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (9.76%) RDBMS
9 9 (5.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (5.49%) Oracle Database
9 9 (5.49%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (4.88%) Big Data
11 6 (3.66%) SAP HANA
12 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 26 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 20 (12.20%) Mocha
3 14 (8.54%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.10%) Fiddler
4 10 (6.10%) LINQPad
4 10 (6.10%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (6.10%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.83%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.83%) JIRA
6 3 (1.83%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.22%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.22%) JMeter
7 2 (1.22%) NUnit
7 2 (1.22%) Selenium
7 2 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.22%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.22%) Subversion
8 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
General
1 37 (22.56%) Finance
2 23 (14.02%) Banking
3 22 (13.41%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.71%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.88%) Military
6 6 (3.66%) Legal
7 3 (1.83%) Electronics
7 3 (1.83%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (15.85%) Developer
2 22 (13.41%) Consultant
3 20 (12.20%) Architect
4 18 (10.98%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (10.98%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (9.76%) Applications Support
6 14 (8.54%) Administrator
7 12 (7.32%) DBA
7 12 (7.32%) SQL DBA
8 11 (6.71%) Blockchain Developer
8 11 (6.71%) Senior Developer
9 10 (6.10%) Azure DevOps
9 10 (6.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 10 (6.10%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (6.10%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (6.10%) Node.js Developer
9 10 (6.10%) Operations Engineer
9 10 (6.10%) SAP Consultant
9 10 (6.10%) SAP SD Consultant
9 10 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.90%) HTML
2 30 (18.29%) CSS
3 22 (13.41%) Smart Contracts
4 20 (12.20%) Chai
4 20 (12.20%) Enzyme
4 20 (12.20%) Jest
4 20 (12.20%) Node.js
4 20 (12.20%) Truffle
4 20 (12.20%) web3js
5 13 (7.93%) .NET
6 10 (6.10%) LINQ
7 9 (5.49%) HTML5
8 4 (2.44%) Middleware
9 3 (1.83%) Ajax
9 3 (1.83%) jQuery
9 3 (1.83%) JSP
9 3 (1.83%) SAP Basis
9 3 (1.83%) Struts
9 3 (1.83%) Web Services
9 3 (1.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.20%) Bitcoin
2 18 (10.98%) Hybrid Cloud
3 16 (9.76%) Replication
4 15 (9.15%) Management Information System
5 12 (7.32%) Computer Science
6 11 (6.71%) Fintech
7 10 (6.10%) Public Cloud
8 8 (4.88%) CCTV
8 8 (4.88%) Data Centre
8 8 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (4.88%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.44%) Chip and PIN
9 4 (2.44%) CLARiiON
9 4 (2.44%) Contactless
9 4 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (2.44%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (2.44%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.44%) Mainframe
9 4 (2.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 71 (43.29%) Windows
2 48 (29.27%) Linux
3 20 (12.20%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.49%) Unix
4 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.66%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.44%) Solaris
7 3 (1.83%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.83%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.22%) Android
9 1 (0.61%) Debian
9 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.61%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.61%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.95%) DevOps
2 29 (17.68%) Data Security
3 27 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 26 (15.85%) ITIL
5 25 (15.24%) Test Automation
6 23 (14.02%) Presales
7 20 (12.20%) API Design
7 20 (12.20%) API Development
8 19 (11.59%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (10.98%) Front End Development
9 18 (10.98%) Information Security
10 17 (10.37%) Configuration Management
10 17 (10.37%) Identity Management
10 17 (10.37%) KYC
11 15 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (8.54%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (8.54%) SIEM
13 13 (7.93%) High Availability
13 13 (7.93%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 79 (48.17%) SQL
2 42 (25.61%) PowerShell
3 25 (15.24%) C#
4 20 (12.20%) ES6
4 20 (12.20%) Solidity
5 13 (7.93%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.10%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.88%) ABAP
7 8 (4.88%) Java
8 7 (4.27%) Python
9 5 (3.05%) C++
9 5 (3.05%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.44%) C
10 4 (2.44%) Ruby
11 3 (1.83%) VB
12 2 (1.22%) Go
12 2 (1.22%) PHP
12 2 (1.22%) Rust
12 2 (1.22%) XAML
13 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (22.56%) Degree
2 18 (10.98%) CISM
2 18 (10.98%) CISSP
3 14 (8.54%) CISA
4 9 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (5.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (3.66%) CEH
5 6 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.44%) CCNA
6 4 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.83%) CCIE
7 3 (1.83%) CCNP
7 3 (1.83%) GIAC
7 3 (1.83%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.83%) SANS
8 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.88%) PMO
2 4 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (21.95%) Virtual Machines
2 22 (13.41%) Docker
3 19 (11.59%) Active Directory
3 19 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (10.98%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (8.54%) vSphere
6 7 (4.27%) KVM
7 4 (2.44%) NFS
8 3 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.22%) Corosync
9 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.22%) iptables
10 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.61%) Firmware
10 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (12.20%) Kubernetes
2 19 (11.59%) Docker Swarm
3 14 (8.54%) vCenter Server
4 12 (7.32%) Kibana
5 11 (6.71%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (6.10%) SCOM
7 8 (4.88%) Ansible
7 8 (4.88%) CSIRT
8 6 (3.66%) vMotion
9 5 (3.05%) vRealize
10 4 (2.44%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.44%) Puppet
11 3 (1.83%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.83%) Control-M
12 2 (1.22%) Nagios
12 2 (1.22%) PowerCLI
12 2 (1.22%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.61%) Ambari
13 1 (0.61%) Cacti
13 1 (0.61%) logstash
Vendors
1 73 (44.51%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.07%) Oracle
3 23 (14.02%) VMware
4 16 (9.76%) SAP
5 11 (6.71%) Cisco
5 11 (6.71%) Dell
6 10 (6.10%) BMC
7 8 (4.88%) EqualLogic
7 8 (4.88%) Progress
8 6 (3.66%) Sybase
9 5 (3.05%) Blue Prism
10 4 (2.44%) EMC
10 4 (2.44%) NetApp
10 4 (2.44%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.44%) Veritas
11 3 (1.83%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.83%) HP
11 3 (1.83%) Panasonic
11 3 (1.83%) Remedy
11 3 (1.83%) Siebel