Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England > London
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 416 681 707
Rank change year-on-year +265 +26 +81
Permanent jobs citing VMS 46 60 110
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.20% 0.51% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 32 40 91
Median annual salary £78,750 £61,750 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.53% -20.32% +40.91%
10th Percentile £56,000 £40,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £95,625 £75,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +30.00% -23.08% +20.93%

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 3,836 11,851 15,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.16% 21.65% 22.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,191 9,693 12,663
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,550 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,591 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.67% -4.02% +5.56%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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
West London - 6 £65,000 -
Central London +171 3 £70,000 +3.70% 1
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) Kubernetes
3 26 (56.52%) Docker
4 20 (43.48%) DevOps
4 20 (43.48%) Test Automation
5 19 (41.30%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (41.30%) Azure
5 19 (41.30%) Microservices
6 18 (39.13%) Open Source
6 18 (39.13%) Python
7 17 (36.96%) Confluence
7 17 (36.96%) Software Engineering
7 17 (36.96%) Degree
7 17 (36.96%) JIRA
8 15 (32.61%) AWS
9 14 (30.43%) Dependency Injection
9 14 (30.43%) NoSQL
9 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
9 14 (30.43%) TDD
9 14 (30.43%) Vagrant
10 13 (28.26%) Java
10 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
11 12 (26.09%) JMS
11 12 (26.09%) JUnit
11 12 (26.09%) Pair Programming
11 12 (26.09%) MVC
11 12 (26.09%) Mockito
11 12 (26.09%) Node.js
11 12 (26.09%) REST
11 12 (26.09%) Spring Integration

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 17 (36.96%) Confluence
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (41.30%) Azure
2 15 (32.61%) AWS
3 10 (21.74%) Office 365
4 9 (19.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (17.39%) SaaS
6 7 (15.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (13.04%) IaaS
7 6 (13.04%) PaaS
8 5 (10.87%) GCP
9 3 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (6.52%) GitHub
9 3 (6.52%) OneDrive
9 3 (6.52%) Route 53
9 3 (6.52%) Serverless
10 2 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (4.35%) Amazon S3
10 2 (4.35%) Power Platform
10 2 (4.35%) Slack
11 1 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Firewall
1 4 (8.70%) Network Security
1 4 (8.70%) WebEx
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) NoSQL
2 11 (23.91%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
4 7 (15.22%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (13.04%) KDB
5 6 (13.04%) Kdb+
5 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
6 5 (10.87%) InfluxDB
7 3 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (4.35%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (4.35%) Power BI
8 2 (4.35%) Redis
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (36.96%) JIRA
2 14 (30.43%) Vagrant
3 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
3 12 (26.09%) JUnit
3 12 (26.09%) Mockito
4 6 (13.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
5 5 (10.87%) GitLab
5 5 (10.87%) Selenium
6 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (26.09%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Data Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.70%) IT Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) IT Architect
6 4 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Data Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) Apache Camel
1 12 (26.09%) Drools
1 12 (26.09%) JAX-RS
1 12 (26.09%) JMS
1 12 (26.09%) Node.js
1 12 (26.09%) React
1 12 (26.09%) REST
1 12 (26.09%) RESTful
1 12 (26.09%) Spring
1 12 (26.09%) Spring Integration
1 12 (26.09%) WireMock
2 6 (13.04%) Dask
3 5 (10.87%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.35%) .NET
4 2 (4.35%) CSS
4 2 (4.35%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) HTML5
5 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Blog
1 8 (17.39%) Social Media
2 7 (15.22%) Public Cloud
3 6 (13.04%) Cloud Native
3 6 (13.04%) Virtual Team
4 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 4 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (8.70%) Spread Betting
5 2 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.35%) Internet of Things
5 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Linux
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Unix
3 5 (10.87%) Debian
4 2 (4.35%) Android
4 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) DevOps
2 20 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 19 (41.30%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (41.30%) Microservices
4 18 (39.13%) Open Source
5 17 (36.96%) Software Engineering
6 14 (30.43%) Dependency Injection
6 14 (30.43%) TDD
7 12 (26.09%) CQRS
7 12 (26.09%) Domain-Driven Design
7 12 (26.09%) MVC
7 12 (26.09%) Pair Programming
7 12 (26.09%) Unit Testing
8 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
9 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (15.22%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (15.22%) Load Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (13.04%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) Python
2 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 13 (28.26%) Java
4 12 (26.09%) Java 8
5 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
6 9 (19.57%) SQL
7 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
8 5 (10.87%) Bash Shell
8 5 (10.87%) Perl
9 3 (6.52%) C#
10 1 (2.17%) C++
10 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) Degree
2 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) AWS Certification
4 2 (4.35%) Master's Degree
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (56.52%) Docker
2 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.87%) Firmware
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (58.70%) Kubernetes
2 12 (26.09%) Ansible
3 8 (17.39%) Terraform
4 7 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (15.22%) Puppet
5 5 (10.87%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (10.87%) Grafana
5 5 (10.87%) Graylog
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (10.87%) Prometheus
5 5 (10.87%) Rancher
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) Sybase
4 2 (4.35%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) Google