Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England > London
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 514 621 740
Rank change year-on-year +107 +119 -29
Permanent jobs citing VMS 40 61 43
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.13% 0.070%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.74% 0.65% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 23 43 29
10th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £35,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £54,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -7.14%
75th Percentile £87,500 £73,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £94,750 £85,000 £80,750
England median annual salary £50,500 £65,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.31% +44.44% -30.77%

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 5,425 9,313 13,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.62% 19.87% 22.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4,413 7,631 11,412
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £40,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 11 April 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 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
South London +12 2 - -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 26 (65.00%) Linux
2 21 (52.50%) Azure
3 20 (50.00%) DevOps
4 18 (45.00%) AWS
5 15 (37.50%) Windows
5 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (32.50%) Oracle
7 13 (32.50%) IaaS
8 12 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (30.00%) Terraform
8 12 (30.00%) Red Hat
9 11 (27.50%) C#
10 10 (25.00%) .NET
10 10 (25.00%) Migration
11 8 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (20.00%) Route 53
11 8 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
11 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 8 (20.00%) VPN
11 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
12 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (17.50%) Degree
12 7 (17.50%) BladeLogic
12 7 (17.50%) SCOM
12 7 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V

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 (7.50%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Fuse
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (52.50%) Azure
2 18 (45.00%) AWS
3 13 (32.50%) IaaS
4 8 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (20.00%) Route 53
5 7 (17.50%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (17.50%) Amazon S3
5 7 (17.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (17.50%) PaaS
6 3 (7.50%) Power Platform
7 2 (5.00%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (5.00%) Serverless
8 1 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (2.50%) CloudFront
8 1 (2.50%) Datadog
8 1 (2.50%) GCP
8 1 (2.50%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) VPN
2 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) SSL
3 4 (10.00%) DHCP
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) Network Security
4 3 (7.50%) FTP
4 3 (7.50%) NAS
4 3 (7.50%) SAN
5 2 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (2.50%) LAN
6 1 (2.50%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.50%) VLAN
6 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.50%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (7.50%) Power BI
3 3 (7.50%) Redis
3 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Vagrant
1 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.50%) CircleCI
4 1 (2.50%) NUnit
4 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Architect
2 9 (22.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Professional Services Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Server Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Azure Architect
5 4 (10.00%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (10.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) C# Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Information Security Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) CSS
2 7 (17.50%) HTML
2 7 (17.50%) HTML5
3 4 (10.00%) LDAP
4 3 (7.50%) .NET Core
5 2 (5.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.50%) OAuth
6 1 (2.50%) React
6 1 (2.50%) REST
6 1 (2.50%) SOAP
6 1 (2.50%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) EMC VNX
1 7 (17.50%) Public Cloud
2 4 (10.00%) PMI
2 4 (10.00%) Social Media
3 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Device Driver
3 3 (7.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (7.50%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.00%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.50%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (65.00%) Linux
2 15 (37.50%) Windows
3 7 (17.50%) Oracle Linux
3 7 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.50%) Android
4 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.50%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) CentOS
5 1 (2.50%) Debian
5 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) DevOps
2 12 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (25.00%) Migration
4 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
5 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
5 7 (17.50%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (17.50%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Presales
6 6 (15.00%) B2C
6 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (15.00%) Information Security
6 6 (15.00%) Strategic Thinking
7 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) C#
2 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) Python
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) AWK
4 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.50%) C
4 3 (7.50%) Perl
4 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.50%) sed
5 2 (5.00%) C++
5 2 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (2.50%) Go
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) Rust
6 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) CEH
2 4 (10.00%) GIAC
2 4 (10.00%) OSCP
2 4 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (7.50%) RHCE
3 3 (7.50%) RHCSA
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
2 7 (17.50%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (12.50%) Docker
4 3 (7.50%) Firmware
4 3 (7.50%) KVM
4 3 (7.50%) OCFS2
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (7.50%) Postfix
4 3 (7.50%) qmail
4 3 (7.50%) Samba
4 3 (7.50%) Sendmail
4 3 (7.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (7.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Xen
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Terraform
2 7 (17.50%) BladeLogic
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 7 (17.50%) Nagios
2 7 (17.50%) SCOM
3 6 (15.00%) Kubernetes
4 3 (7.50%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (7.50%) SELinux
5 2 (5.00%) Ansible
5 2 (5.00%) Puppet
6 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (32.50%) Oracle
3 12 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (17.50%) 3PAR
4 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
4 7 (17.50%) BMC
4 7 (17.50%) Dell
4 7 (17.50%) EMC
4 7 (17.50%) Veeam
5 4 (10.00%) CrowdStrike
5 4 (10.00%) Qualys
6 3 (7.50%) HP
6 3 (7.50%) Xamarin
7 1 (2.50%) Google
7 1 (2.50%) VMware