Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 656 698 789
Rank change year-on-year +42 +91 -8
Permanent jobs citing VMS 67 97 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.15% 0.092%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.58% 0.65% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 48 76 62
London median annual salary £71,250 £77,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.06% +40.91% -8.33%
10th Percentile £41,250 £50,000 £38,525
90th Percentile £85,000 £92,500 £87,875
England median annual salary £56,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +14.29% +5.00%

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 11,507 15,035 18,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.38% 22.59% 24.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9,369 12,470 14,348
London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in London

VMS
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMS in London.

Salary trend for VMS in London

VMS
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +15 5 £32,500 -53.57% 4
South London -4 3 £67,500 +3.85% 2
East London - 1 £50,000 -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 48 (71.64%) AWS
2 43 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (62.69%) Azure
4 39 (58.21%) Windows
4 39 (58.21%) Python
5 35 (52.24%) DevOps
6 33 (49.25%) SQL Server
7 29 (43.28%) Microsoft
8 25 (37.31%) Active Directory
8 25 (37.31%) Mentoring
9 24 (35.82%) Office 365
10 23 (34.33%) C#
11 22 (32.84%) Linux
11 22 (32.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (31.34%) SQL
12 21 (31.34%) Finance
12 21 (31.34%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (31.34%) PowerShell
13 20 (29.85%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (29.85%) Jenkins
13 20 (29.85%) Terraform
14 19 (28.36%) RESTful
14 19 (28.36%) Sitecore
14 19 (28.36%) PHP
14 19 (28.36%) .NET
14 19 (28.36%) HTML
14 19 (28.36%) JavaScript
14 19 (28.36%) CSS
14 19 (28.36%) MCSD
15 18 (26.87%) Data Centre

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 10 (14.93%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 48 (71.64%) AWS
2 42 (62.69%) Azure
3 24 (35.82%) Office 365
4 20 (29.85%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (23.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (23.88%) Sumo Logic
6 8 (11.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (10.45%) OneDrive
8 6 (8.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (5.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (5.97%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (5.97%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (5.97%) Amazon S3
9 4 (5.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (2.99%) IaaS
10 2 (2.99%) PaaS
11 1 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (1.49%) Power Platform
11 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.37%) Firewall
2 16 (23.88%) NAS
2 16 (23.88%) SAN
3 14 (20.90%) VLAN
4 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
5 10 (14.93%) iSCSI
5 10 (14.93%) LAN
5 10 (14.93%) VPN
5 10 (14.93%) WAN
6 7 (10.45%) VSAN
7 6 (8.96%) DNS
7 6 (8.96%) Internet
8 4 (5.97%) FTP
8 4 (5.97%) HTTP
8 4 (5.97%) SMTP
8 4 (5.97%) SSH
8 4 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.49%) Network Security
9 1 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (49.25%) SQL Server
2 21 (31.34%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.49%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (29.85%) Jenkins
2 16 (23.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (5.97%) Subversion
3 4 (5.97%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.99%) Selenium
4 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.49%) GitLab
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (23.88%) Senior DevOps
2 16 (23.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 14 (20.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) IT Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) .NET Team Leader
6 7 (10.45%) Developer
6 7 (10.45%) Development Manager
6 7 (10.45%) Lead Developer
6 7 (10.45%) Senior Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Architect
7 6 (8.96%) Azure Architect
8 5 (7.46%) Team Leader
9 4 (5.97%) .NET Developer
9 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Development Team Manager
9 4 (5.97%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) .NET
1 19 (28.36%) CSS
1 19 (28.36%) HTML
1 19 (28.36%) RESTful
2 1 (1.49%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.87%) Data Centre
2 11 (16.42%) Replication
3 6 (8.96%) PKI
3 6 (8.96%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (58.21%) Windows
2 22 (32.84%) Linux
3 14 (20.90%) Windows 10
4 13 (19.40%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.97%) Mac OS
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.99%) CentOS
7 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (52.24%) DevOps
3 25 (37.31%) Mentoring
4 17 (25.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (25.37%) Process Improvement
5 16 (23.88%) Computer Science
5 16 (23.88%) Infrastructure Automation
6 14 (20.90%) API Integration
7 10 (14.93%) Data Management
8 6 (8.96%) Analytics
8 6 (8.96%) Change Control
8 6 (8.96%) IT Strategy
8 6 (8.96%) Presales
9 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
9 5 (7.46%) Project Management
10 4 (5.97%) OO
10 4 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
11 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.99%) Network Virtualisation
11 2 (2.99%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 39 (58.21%) Python
2 23 (34.33%) C#
3 21 (31.34%) PowerShell
3 21 (31.34%) SQL
4 19 (28.36%) JavaScript
4 19 (28.36%) PHP
5 16 (23.88%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.97%) Groovy
6 4 (5.97%) Java
6 4 (5.97%) Perl
6 4 (5.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (32.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (28.36%) MCSD
3 16 (23.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (23.88%) Degree
4 10 (14.93%) AWS Certification
5 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.99%) ISEB
7 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.49%) MCSA
8 1 (1.49%) MCSE
8 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (37.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.88%) Docker
3 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.45%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (29.85%) Terraform
2 16 (23.88%) Ansible
2 16 (23.88%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (23.88%) Packer
2 16 (23.88%) Puppet
3 7 (10.45%) SCCM
4 4 (5.97%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (43.28%) Microsoft
2 19 (28.36%) Sitecore
3 16 (23.88%) AppDynamics
3 16 (23.88%) Citrix
4 13 (19.40%) VMware
5 12 (17.91%) Veeam
6 10 (14.93%) Veritas
7 4 (5.97%) Oracle
8 1 (1.49%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco
8 1 (1.49%) Dell
8 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.49%) Remedy