Period
to 25 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England > London
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 599 546 732
Rank change year-on-year -53 +186 -40
Permanent jobs citing VMS 43 45 36
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.64% 0.70% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 32 20 25
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £49,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +36.36% -29.29%
75th Percentile £90,000 £75,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £102,375 £96,250 £79,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +51.16% -33.85%

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 6,735 6,466 12,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 16.65% 19.35% 21.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4,893 5,331 10,580
10th Percentile £35,800 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £42,719 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.19%
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £93,750 £92,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in London

VMS
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for VMS in London

VMS
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMS in London over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

Salary histogram for VMS in London

VMS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the London region over the 6 months to 25 June 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 +25 3 £56,500 -19.29% 2
South London -7 2 - -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region with a requirement for VMS.

1 30 (69.77%) DevOps
2 28 (65.12%) Azure
3 23 (53.49%) AWS
4 22 (51.16%) Linux
5 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (34.88%) Terraform
7 14 (32.56%) Kubernetes
7 14 (32.56%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
8 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
9 10 (23.26%) Python
10 9 (20.93%) Finance
11 8 (18.60%) Firewall
11 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
11 8 (18.60%) Windows
11 8 (18.60%) Migration
11 8 (18.60%) Information Security
11 8 (18.60%) Docker
12 7 (16.28%) Route 53
12 7 (16.28%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (16.28%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (16.28%) NoSQL
12 7 (16.28%) SDLC
12 7 (16.28%) Serverless
12 7 (16.28%) Network Security
12 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
12 7 (16.28%) Dell
13 6 (13.95%) DNS
13 6 (13.95%) C#
13 6 (13.95%) Red Hat

VMS
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 3 (6.98%) IIS
1 3 (6.98%) SAS
1 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.65%) Confluence
3 1 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Fuse
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) FastStats
1 3 (6.98%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 28 (65.12%) Azure
2 23 (53.49%) AWS
3 7 (16.28%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (16.28%) Route 53
3 7 (16.28%) Serverless
4 6 (13.95%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (13.95%) Amazon S3
4 6 (13.95%) GCP
5 5 (11.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (11.63%) Azure Storage
6 4 (9.30%) Datadog
6 4 (9.30%) IaaS
6 4 (9.30%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (9.30%) SaaS
7 3 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (6.98%) PaaS
8 2 (4.65%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (4.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (4.65%) Azure Key Vault
9 1 (2.33%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) Firewall
2 7 (16.28%) Network Security
3 6 (13.95%) DNS
4 5 (11.63%) VPN
5 4 (9.30%) DHCP
5 4 (9.30%) VLAN
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.98%) VoIP
7 2 (4.65%) SSL
8 1 (2.33%) LAN
8 1 (2.33%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (16.28%) NoSQL
2 5 (11.63%) MySQL
2 5 (11.63%) Redis
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) Big Data
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
1 6 (13.95%) Vagrant
1 6 (13.95%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (11.63%) SonarQube
3 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.33%) GitLab
4 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
2 4 (9.30%) Social Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Security Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) AWS DevOps
4 5 (11.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 4 (9.30%) Information Security Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Professional Services Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cloud Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (11.63%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (11.63%) Web Services
3 4 (9.30%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) .NET Core
4 2 (4.65%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (4.65%) SOAP
5 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.33%) Express
5 1 (2.33%) GraphQL
5 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.33%) LDAP
5 1 (2.33%) React
5 1 (2.33%) REST
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) EMC VNX
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) EFT
3 2 (4.65%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.33%) Animation
4 1 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (51.16%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) Windows
3 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) CentOS
6 1 (2.33%) Debian
6 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (69.77%) DevOps
2 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
4 8 (18.60%) Information Security
4 8 (18.60%) Migration
5 7 (16.28%) SDLC
6 6 (13.95%) Deployment Automation
7 5 (11.63%) Application Packaging
7 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure as Code
7 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.63%) Product Management
7 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.30%) CRM
8 4 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.30%) Security Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) Python
2 6 (13.95%) C#
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 4 (9.30%) PHP
5 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.98%) R
5 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.65%) Java
7 1 (2.33%) C++
7 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) CEH
1 6 (13.95%) GIAC
2 4 (9.30%) OSCP
3 2 (4.65%) CISSP
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.60%) Docker
3 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) Terraform
2 14 (32.56%) Kubernetes
3 6 (13.95%) Ansible
4 5 (11.63%) Prometheus
5 4 (9.30%) BladeLogic
5 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Nagios
5 4 (9.30%) SCOM
6 3 (6.98%) Backup Exec
6 3 (6.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (4.65%) Puppet
8 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Dell
3 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle
4 5 (11.63%) Veracode
4 5 (11.63%) VMware
5 4 (9.30%) 3PAR
5 4 (9.30%) Blue Coat
5 4 (9.30%) BMC
5 4 (9.30%) CrowdStrike
5 4 (9.30%) EMC
5 4 (9.30%) Qualys
5 4 (9.30%) Veeam
5 4 (9.30%) Veritas
6 3 (6.98%) Apteco
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco
6 3 (6.98%) IBM
6 3 (6.98%) Symantec
7 2 (4.65%) Google
8 1 (2.33%) Intel