Period
to 11 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
England > London
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 519 665 727
Rank change year-on-year +146 +62 +48
Permanent jobs citing KVM 35 17 56
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.036% 0.092%
As % of the System Software category 0.58% 0.20% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 30 16 46
10th Percentile £41,250 £33,250 £22,500
25th Percentile £42,188 £49,813 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £66,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -16.98% +47.22% -19.64%
75th Percentile £65,000 £76,250 £64,688
90th Percentile £75,000 " £100,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -13.64%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 6,060 8,295 10,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.68% 17.70% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4,904 6,969 8,440
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing KVM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in London

KVM
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KVM in London.

Salary trend for KVM in London

KVM
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing KVM in London over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for KVM in London

KVM
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the London region over the 6 months to 11 April 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
Central London +78 1 £45,000 -37.93% 1
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT jobs citing KVM 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 London region with a requirement for KVM.

1 30 (85.71%) Linux
2 24 (68.57%) Data Centre
3 21 (60.00%) Windows
3 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (60.00%) BGP
4 20 (57.14%) Open Source
4 20 (57.14%) Bash Shell
5 19 (54.29%) Puppet
6 18 (51.43%) Cisco
6 18 (51.43%) Apache
7 17 (48.57%) Perl
7 17 (48.57%) HP
7 17 (48.57%) Debian
7 17 (48.57%) Degree
7 17 (48.57%) Ansible
8 16 (45.71%) Firewall
8 16 (45.71%) LAN
9 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
9 15 (42.86%) HAProxy
10 14 (40.00%) Percona
10 14 (40.00%) High Availability
10 14 (40.00%) GENBAND
10 14 (40.00%) QEMU
10 14 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
10 14 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (40.00%) iptables
10 14 (40.00%) Kubernetes
10 14 (40.00%) Galera Cluster
10 14 (40.00%) Architectural Design
10 14 (40.00%) IIS

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 18 (51.43%) Apache
2 14 (40.00%) IIS
2 14 (40.00%) nginx
2 14 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 11 (31.43%) ejabberd
4 10 (28.57%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (17.14%) Azure
3 4 (11.43%) GCP
3 4 (11.43%) Serverless
4 3 (8.57%) IaaS
5 2 (5.71%) AWS
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (60.00%) BGP
2 16 (45.71%) Firewall
2 16 (45.71%) LAN
3 14 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 14 (40.00%) Internet
3 14 (40.00%) SNMP
3 14 (40.00%) VPN
4 12 (34.29%) PBX
5 11 (31.43%) Asterisk PBX
6 9 (25.71%) DNS
7 7 (20.00%) 5G
7 7 (20.00%) MPLS
7 7 (20.00%) OpenFlow
8 6 (17.14%) DHCP
9 5 (14.29%) SAN
9 5 (14.29%) VoIP
10 3 (8.57%) 3G
10 3 (8.57%) FTP
10 3 (8.57%) SSL
10 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Gradle
1 5 (14.29%) Maven
2 4 (11.43%) Ant
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
General
1 11 (31.43%) Games
2 10 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Electronics
3 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.57%) Marketing
3 3 (8.57%) Public Sector
4 2 (5.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Network Engineer
2 11 (31.43%) Network Systems Engineer
2 11 (31.43%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Development Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Core Network Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) VoIP Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Development Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) XMPP
2 8 (22.86%) libvirt
2 8 (22.86%) REST
3 7 (20.00%) gRPC
4 3 (8.57%) LDAP
5 2 (5.71%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (2.86%) .NET
6 1 (2.86%) JGroups
6 1 (2.86%) Kafka
6 1 (2.86%) SOAP
6 1 (2.86%) Spring
6 1 (2.86%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.86%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (68.57%) Data Centre
2 14 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) ASIC
3 3 (8.57%) Device Driver
3 3 (8.57%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Linux
2 21 (60.00%) Windows
3 17 (48.57%) Debian
4 6 (17.14%) Unix
5 5 (14.29%) CentOS
6 3 (8.57%) Ubuntu
6 3 (8.57%) VMS
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Open Source
2 14 (40.00%) Architectural Design
2 14 (40.00%) High Availability
2 14 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 13 (37.14%) Computer Science
4 12 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (31.43%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (31.43%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
6 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (11.43%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (11.43%) Identity Management
8 4 (11.43%) ITIL
8 4 (11.43%) Microservices
8 4 (11.43%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
8 4 (11.43%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (8.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 17 (48.57%) Perl
3 14 (40.00%) C
4 12 (34.29%) PHP
5 6 (17.14%) Python
6 4 (11.43%) Java
7 3 (8.57%) AWK
7 3 (8.57%) Go
7 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
7 3 (8.57%) sed
8 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) Degree
2 13 (37.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (8.57%) RHCE
3 3 (8.57%) RHCSA
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) iptables
1 14 (40.00%) Postfix
1 14 (40.00%) QEMU
2 11 (31.43%) Kamailio
3 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (20.00%) Docker
5 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 4 (11.43%) Samba
6 4 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (8.57%) Firmware
7 3 (8.57%) NFS
7 3 (8.57%) OCFS2
7 3 (8.57%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (8.57%) qmail
7 3 (8.57%) Sendmail
7 3 (8.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (8.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (8.57%) Xen
8 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
9 1 (2.86%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 19 (54.29%) Puppet
2 17 (48.57%) Ansible
3 15 (42.86%) HAProxy
4 14 (40.00%) Galera Cluster
4 14 (40.00%) Kubernetes
4 14 (40.00%) ZABBIX
5 7 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (11.43%) Istio
6 4 (11.43%) Terraform
7 3 (8.57%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (8.57%) SELinux
8 2 (5.71%) Icinga
8 2 (5.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (51.43%) Cisco
3 17 (48.57%) HP
4 14 (40.00%) GENBAND
4 14 (40.00%) Juniper
4 14 (40.00%) Mitel
4 14 (40.00%) Percona
4 14 (40.00%) SonicWALL
5 11 (31.43%) Nortel
6 9 (25.71%) VMware
7 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (11.43%) Google
8 4 (11.43%) SaltStack
9 3 (8.57%) Oracle
9 3 (8.57%) SAP
10 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.86%) Avature