Period
to 31 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > London
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 517 550 456
Rank change year-on-year +33 -94 +95
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 181 232 425
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.38% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 2.13% 2.32% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 165 217 380
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,000 £96,375
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Virtual Machines 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 8,501 9,997 9,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.55% 16.40% 14.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7,046 8,288 8,445
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +10.59%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in London

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in London

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in London over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in London

Virtual Machines
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the London region over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. 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 +24 50 £75,000 - 12
West London +12 12 £53,750 -2.27% 5
South London -1 1 £67,500 -10.00% 1
North London - 1 - -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines 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 Virtual Machines.

1 78 (43.09%) Microsoft
2 74 (40.88%) Windows
2 74 (40.88%) Azure
3 73 (40.33%) AWS
4 69 (38.12%) Linux
5 67 (37.02%) VMware
6 64 (35.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 61 (33.70%) DevOps
8 59 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (27.62%) Active Directory
10 45 (24.86%) Docker
11 42 (23.20%) Windows Server
12 41 (22.65%) Kubernetes
13 40 (22.10%) Hyper-V
14 38 (20.99%) Puppet
15 37 (20.44%) Public Cloud
16 36 (19.89%) Ansible
16 36 (19.89%) Python
16 36 (19.89%) Finance
17 34 (18.78%) Firewall
17 34 (18.78%) Data Centre
18 33 (18.23%) Opscode Chef
18 33 (18.23%) PowerShell
19 32 (17.68%) Citrix
20 31 (17.13%) SQL
21 30 (16.57%) Java
22 29 (16.02%) Cisco
22 29 (16.02%) GCP
23 28 (15.47%) Release Management
24 27 (14.92%) Ruby

Virtual Machines
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 16 (8.84%) Apache
2 15 (8.29%) Tomcat
3 12 (6.63%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.08%) IIS
5 8 (4.42%) Anypoint
5 8 (4.42%) Confluence
5 8 (4.42%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.87%) nginx
7 5 (2.76%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.55%) Drupal
11 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (7.73%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (4.42%) Gliffy
4 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 74 (40.88%) Azure
2 73 (40.33%) AWS
3 29 (16.02%) GCP
4 27 (14.92%) IaaS
5 26 (14.36%) PaaS
6 23 (12.71%) Office 365
7 20 (11.05%) Power Platform
8 17 (9.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (8.29%) Serverless
10 13 (7.18%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (6.63%) SaaS
12 10 (5.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (4.97%) Azure Functions
14 8 (4.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (3.31%) AWS CodePipeline
15 6 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (3.31%) Mimecast
16 5 (2.76%) Azure Data Factory
17 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.78%) Firewall
2 27 (14.92%) DNS
3 18 (9.94%) SAN
4 17 (9.39%) DHCP
5 15 (8.29%) TCP/IP
6 10 (5.52%) LAN
6 10 (5.52%) WAN
7 9 (4.97%) SSH
8 8 (4.42%) iSCSI
9 7 (3.87%) Internet
9 7 (3.87%) VPN
10 5 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (2.76%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (2.76%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (2.76%) IPsec
10 5 (2.76%) IPv4
11 4 (2.21%) Intranet
11 4 (2.21%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.21%) Network Security
12 3 (1.66%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 16 (8.84%) Data Lake
3 16 (8.84%) Power BI
4 6 (3.31%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.76%) MySQL
5 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.10%) Redis
8 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.55%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (11.60%) Git (software)
1 21 (11.60%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.29%) git-flow
2 15 (8.29%) RSpec
3 11 (6.08%) gulp
3 11 (6.08%) JIRA
4 10 (5.52%) Grunt
4 10 (5.52%) Jasmine
5 9 (4.97%) TeamCity
6 8 (4.42%) GitLab
7 6 (3.31%) Mocha
8 5 (2.76%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (2.76%) Protractor
8 5 (2.76%) Vagrant
8 5 (2.76%) webpack
9 4 (2.21%) AdminStudio
9 4 (2.21%) AutoIt
9 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.66%) NUnit
11 2 (1.10%) MSI
General
1 36 (19.89%) Finance
2 16 (8.84%) Banking
3 14 (7.73%) Retail
4 8 (4.42%) Games
5 7 (3.87%) Publishing
6 5 (2.76%) Advertising
6 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.21%) Local Government
8 3 (1.66%) Legal
9 2 (1.10%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (28.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (11.05%) Architect
4 18 (9.94%) Azure Engineer
5 16 (8.84%) Azure Architect
6 15 (8.29%) Developer
7 14 (7.73%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (7.73%) Platform Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) VMware Engineer
9 11 (6.08%) Analyst
10 10 (5.52%) Administrator
10 10 (5.52%) Angular Developer
11 9 (4.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (4.97%) AWS Engineer
11 9 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.97%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (4.42%) AWS DevOps
12 8 (4.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 8 (4.42%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 7 (3.87%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.71%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (9.39%) Node.js
3 16 (8.84%) HTML
4 14 (7.73%) Ajax
5 13 (7.18%) Web Services
6 12 (6.63%) CSS
6 12 (6.63%) RESTful
7 11 (6.08%) REST
8 10 (5.52%) Angular 2
8 10 (5.52%) AngularJS
8 10 (5.52%) jQuery
8 10 (5.52%) SOAP
9 8 (4.42%) .NET
9 8 (4.42%) Lambda Expressions
9 8 (4.42%) OAuth
10 6 (3.31%) HTML5
11 5 (2.76%) LESS
11 5 (2.76%) MDX
11 5 (2.76%) Vue.js
11 5 (2.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.44%) Public Cloud
2 34 (18.78%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.63%) Clustering
4 5 (2.76%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.76%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.76%) RIA
5 4 (2.21%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.10%) Replication
6 2 (1.10%) Social Media
6 2 (1.10%) User Experience
6 2 (1.10%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.55%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 74 (40.88%) Windows
2 69 (38.12%) Linux
3 42 (23.20%) Windows Server
4 21 (11.60%) Windows 7
5 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (7.18%) Windows 10
8 12 (6.63%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (5.52%) Ubuntu
10 8 (4.42%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (2.76%) zOS
13 3 (1.66%) CentOS
13 3 (1.66%) Debian
13 3 (1.66%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (1.10%) FreeBSD
14 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.70%) DevOps
2 59 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.47%) Release Management
4 25 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 19 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (10.50%) Load Balancing
5 19 (10.50%) Migration
5 19 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (9.39%) Analytics
6 17 (9.39%) Microservices
7 16 (8.84%) Project Management
8 15 (8.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (8.29%) Infrastructure Automation
8 15 (8.29%) Insurtech
9 13 (7.18%) Configuration Management
9 13 (7.18%) Scrum
10 12 (6.63%) Data Analytics
11 11 (6.08%) MVC
11 11 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (6.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.89%) Python
2 33 (18.23%) PowerShell
3 31 (17.13%) SQL
4 30 (16.57%) Java
5 27 (14.92%) JavaScript
5 27 (14.92%) Ruby
6 24 (13.26%) Perl
7 18 (9.94%) C++
8 12 (6.63%) Go
9 11 (6.08%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.97%) C#
11 7 (3.87%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.31%) Groovy
13 4 (2.21%) VB
13 4 (2.21%) VBScript
14 3 (1.66%) Korn
14 3 (1.66%) PHP
14 3 (1.66%) REXX
15 2 (1.10%) C
15 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (9.94%) Degree
2 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.31%) MCSE
4 5 (2.76%) DBS Check
4 5 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.66%) MCP
7 2 (1.10%) CCNA
7 2 (1.10%) MCITP
7 2 (1.10%) MCSA
7 2 (1.10%) OCA
7 2 (1.10%) OCP
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.10%) RHCE
8 1 (0.55%) GCFE
8 1 (0.55%) GCIA
8 1 (0.55%) GCIH
8 1 (0.55%) GIAC
8 1 (0.55%) GREM
8 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.31%) SLA
2 4 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.10%) GDPR
3 2 (1.10%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 64 (35.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (27.62%) Active Directory
3 45 (24.86%) Docker
4 40 (22.10%) Hyper-V
5 14 (7.73%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (7.18%) XenApp
7 8 (4.42%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (4.42%) Xen
8 7 (3.87%) Firmware
9 6 (3.31%) NFS
9 6 (3.31%) vSphere
10 3 (1.66%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 3 (1.66%) RACF
10 3 (1.66%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.55%) KVM
12 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.55%) Varnish
12 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (22.65%) Kubernetes
2 38 (20.99%) Puppet
3 36 (19.89%) Ansible
4 33 (18.23%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (8.84%) Packer
6 15 (8.29%) Consul
6 15 (8.29%) Icinga
6 15 (8.29%) Prometheus
6 15 (8.29%) Salt
7 14 (7.73%) vCenter Server
8 12 (6.63%) Terraform
9 10 (5.52%) SCCM
10 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (2.76%) SCVMM
11 5 (2.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (2.21%) AppDNA
12 4 (2.21%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (1.66%) Backup Exec
13 3 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 78 (43.09%) Microsoft
2 67 (37.02%) VMware
3 32 (17.68%) Citrix
4 29 (16.02%) Cisco
5 17 (9.39%) Oracle
6 13 (7.18%) Veeam
7 11 (6.08%) Google
8 9 (4.97%) Splunk
9 8 (4.42%) HP
9 8 (4.42%) MuleSoft
9 8 (4.42%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.42%) Symantec
10 5 (2.76%) IBM
10 5 (2.76%) NetApp
11 4 (2.21%) Databricks
11 4 (2.21%) DataCore
11 4 (2.21%) EMC
11 4 (2.21%) Sage
12 3 (1.66%) CA
12 3 (1.66%) McAfee