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

VMS
UK > England
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 821 698 985
Rank change year-on-year -123 +287 -22
Permanent jobs citing VMS 125 70 94
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.071%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.67% 0.53% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83 39 74
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,500 £26,625
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £32,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +47.73% -37.14%
75th Percentile £74,625 £76,250 £62,125
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £69,625
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +44.44% -35.71%

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 18,611 13,280 30,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.61% 21.22% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 13,514 11,043 24,461
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,629 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,360
% change year-on-year - +7.85% -2.40%

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 August 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 August 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
South East -40 51 £60,000 -7.69% 13
London -126 46 £70,000 -8.20% 6
North of England -54 18 £47,750 +54.03% 3
Yorkshire -52 9 £40,000 +6.67%
North West -36 8 £60,000 - 2
East of England -34 7 £57,500 -
West Midlands -77 2 £57,500 +51.57% 3
Midlands -89 2 £57,500 +64.29% 3
North East -25 1 £45,000 +45.16% 1
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 102 (81.60%) Azure
2 70 (56.00%) DevOps
3 53 (42.40%) Active Directory
4 52 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (40.00%) Kubernetes
6 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
6 46 (36.80%) SQL
7 42 (33.60%) .NET
8 41 (32.80%) Windows
8 41 (32.80%) Docker
9 40 (32.00%) SaaS
10 39 (31.20%) Firewall
11 38 (30.40%) VPN
12 37 (29.60%) Linux
13 36 (28.80%) IaaS
14 35 (28.00%) Azure Storage
15 33 (26.40%) Social Skills
15 33 (26.40%) PaaS
15 33 (26.40%) Visual Studio Team System
16 32 (25.60%) AWS
16 32 (25.60%) DNS
16 32 (25.60%) .NET Core
16 32 (25.60%) Microservices
17 30 (24.00%) Scrum
18 29 (23.20%) Open Source
18 29 (23.20%) Mentoring
19 28 (22.40%) Analytics
19 28 (22.40%) JIRA
20 27 (21.60%) Web Services
20 27 (21.60%) Jenkins

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 (16.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 19 (15.20%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.00%) IIS
4 5 (4.00%) SAS
4 5 (4.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.20%) Apache
5 4 (3.20%) Confluence
5 4 (3.20%) nginx
5 4 (3.20%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (1.60%) WordPress
8 1 (0.80%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Unica
2 4 (3.20%) FastStats
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 102 (81.60%) Azure
2 40 (32.00%) SaaS
3 36 (28.80%) IaaS
4 35 (28.00%) Azure Storage
5 33 (26.40%) PaaS
6 32 (25.60%) AWS
7 23 (18.40%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (18.40%) Microsoft 365
8 21 (16.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 21 (16.80%) Azure Service Bus
9 20 (16.00%) Azure App Service
9 20 (16.00%) GitHub
10 15 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (11.20%) GCP
12 9 (7.20%) Azure Service Fabric
13 8 (6.40%) Datadog
13 8 (6.40%) Serverless
14 7 (5.60%) OneDrive
15 5 (4.00%) NuGet
16 4 (3.20%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 39 (31.20%) Firewall
2 38 (30.40%) VPN
3 32 (25.60%) DNS
4 9 (7.20%) Network Security
5 7 (5.60%) DHCP
5 7 (5.60%) VLAN
5 7 (5.60%) WAN
6 6 (4.80%) SMTP
6 6 (4.80%) VoIP
7 5 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (4.00%) Cisco Firepower
7 5 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.20%) Internet
8 4 (3.20%) MPLS
9 3 (2.40%) SAN
9 3 (2.40%) SSL
10 2 (1.60%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.60%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.00%) Big Data
3 11 (8.80%) MySQL
4 9 (7.20%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (4.80%) Redis
7 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.60%) InfluxDB
9 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2019
10 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.80%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.80%) Power BI
10 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.80%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 33 (26.40%) Visual Studio Team System
2 28 (22.40%) JIRA
3 27 (21.60%) Jenkins
4 20 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (10.40%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.60%) GitLab
6 7 (5.60%) Moq
6 7 (5.60%) NUnit
6 7 (5.60%) SpecFlow
7 5 (4.00%) SonarQube
8 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.40%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.60%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.60%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (1.60%) NCrunch
10 2 (1.60%) Selenium
10 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio Code
11 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (26.40%) Social Skills
2 22 (17.60%) Finance
3 20 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (16.00%) Organisational Skills
4 8 (6.40%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.40%) Marketing
4 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.60%) Public Sector
6 6 (4.80%) Automotive
7 5 (4.00%) Retail
8 4 (3.20%) Law
9 3 (2.40%) Electronics
9 3 (2.40%) Legal
10 2 (1.60%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.80%) Back Office
11 1 (0.80%) Banking
11 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (30.40%) Developer
2 22 (17.60%) Full Stack Developer
2 22 (17.60%) Lead Developer
3 19 (15.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (12.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (11.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (8.00%) Security Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) .NET Developer
7 9 (7.20%) Architect
7 9 (7.20%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.60%) Administrator
10 5 (4.00%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (4.00%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (33.60%) .NET
2 32 (25.60%) .NET Core
3 27 (21.60%) RabbitMQ
3 27 (21.60%) Web Services
4 22 (17.60%) ActiveMQ
5 21 (16.80%) RESTful
5 21 (16.80%) SOAP
6 12 (9.60%) HTML
7 11 (8.80%) CSS
7 11 (8.80%) jQuery
8 10 (8.00%) React
9 9 (7.20%) .NET Framework
9 9 (7.20%) Entity Framework
10 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (6.40%) ATL
10 8 (6.40%) JSF
11 6 (4.80%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (3.20%) LAMP
12 4 (3.20%) LEMP Stack
13 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) User Experience
2 8 (6.40%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.80%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.20%) Animation
4 4 (3.20%) EFT
4 4 (3.20%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.40%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.60%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Replication
7 1 (0.80%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.80%) Social Media
7 1 (0.80%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 41 (32.80%) Windows
2 37 (29.60%) Linux
3 25 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.60%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.20%) Android
7 4 (3.20%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.60%) Debian
9 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.80%) CentOS
10 1 (0.80%) Unix
10 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (56.00%) DevOps
2 52 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (25.60%) Microservices
4 30 (24.00%) Scrum
5 29 (23.20%) Mentoring
5 29 (23.20%) Open Source
6 28 (22.40%) Analytics
7 22 (17.60%) Full Stack Development
7 22 (17.60%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (16.00%) Data Analytics
8 20 (16.00%) Load Balancing
8 20 (16.00%) Machine Learning
8 20 (16.00%) Product Vision
8 20 (16.00%) Requirements Gathering
8 20 (16.00%) The Twelve-Factor App
9 18 (14.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (12.80%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (10.40%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (9.60%) Migration
12 12 (9.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (36.80%) SQL
2 24 (19.20%) C#
2 24 (19.20%) Python
3 23 (18.40%) PowerShell
4 10 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.20%) Bash Shell
5 9 (7.20%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.40%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.40%) TypeScript
7 7 (5.60%) Perl
8 5 (4.00%) R
9 4 (3.20%) PHP
10 3 (2.40%) Java
11 2 (1.60%) C
12 1 (0.80%) Go
12 1 (0.80%) Groovy
12 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (5.60%) CEH
1 7 (5.60%) GIAC
2 4 (3.20%) OSCP
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.60%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.60%) CISSP
4 2 (1.60%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.40%) SLA
3 2 (1.60%) QA
4 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (42.40%) Active Directory
2 41 (32.80%) Docker
3 14 (11.20%) Hyper-V
4 13 (10.40%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (6.40%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.60%) Firmware
7 2 (1.60%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.80%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (40.00%) Kubernetes
2 19 (15.20%) Terraform
3 16 (12.80%) Ansible
4 8 (6.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 8 (6.40%) Prometheus
5 6 (4.80%) Nagios
6 5 (4.00%) Backup Exec
6 5 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (3.20%) BladeLogic
7 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (3.20%) SCOM
7 4 (3.20%) WSUS
8 3 (2.40%) Packer
8 3 (2.40%) SCCM
8 3 (2.40%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (1.60%) Grafana
9 2 (1.60%) Graylog
9 2 (1.60%) Rancher
Vendors
1 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.60%) VMware
3 18 (14.40%) Oracle
4 12 (9.60%) Dell
5 10 (8.00%) Cisco
5 10 (8.00%) Google
6 9 (7.20%) Red Hat
7 8 (6.40%) Veritas
8 5 (4.00%) IBM
8 5 (4.00%) Symantec
8 5 (4.00%) Veracode
9 4 (3.20%) Apteco
9 4 (3.20%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (3.20%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.20%) BMC
9 4 (3.20%) CrowdStrike
9 4 (3.20%) EMC
9 4 (3.20%) Intel
9 4 (3.20%) Meraki
9 4 (3.20%) Qualys