Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England > London
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 649 415 696
Rank change year-on-year -234 +281 +8
Permanent jobs citing VMS 62 50 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.25% 0.085%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.81% 1.31% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 47 23 27
10th Percentile £55,250 " £31,250
25th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £80,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% +60.00% -34.43%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £64,000
90th Percentile £103,500 £96,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +30.00% -28.57%

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 7,696 3,823 12,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 15.60% 19.38% 21.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,292 3,224 9,989
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -65 6 £67,500 -3.57% 7
West London -77 3 - - 1
South London - 2 £76,750 -
East London - 2 - - 1
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 52 (83.87%) Azure
2 40 (64.52%) DevOps
3 30 (48.39%) AWS
4 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (40.32%) Python
5 25 (40.32%) Kubernetes
6 21 (33.87%) SQL
7 20 (32.26%) Terraform
7 20 (32.26%) Docker
8 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
9 18 (29.03%) Social Skills
10 16 (25.81%) Ansible
10 16 (25.81%) Windows
11 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
11 14 (22.58%) Information Security
11 14 (22.58%) VMware
11 14 (22.58%) NoSQL
12 13 (20.97%) PowerShell
12 13 (20.97%) Analytics
12 13 (20.97%) GCP
13 12 (19.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (19.35%) Microsoft 365
13 12 (19.35%) Firewall
13 12 (19.35%) Finance
13 12 (19.35%) Retail
13 12 (19.35%) Cisco
14 11 (17.74%) DNS
14 11 (17.74%) C#
14 11 (17.74%) PaaS

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 (16.13%) SAS
2 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.68%) IIS
3 6 (9.68%) Tomcat
4 5 (8.06%) Camunda
5 1 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Unica
2 4 (6.45%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 52 (83.87%) Azure
2 30 (48.39%) AWS
3 13 (20.97%) GCP
4 12 (19.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (19.35%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (17.74%) PaaS
6 10 (16.13%) Serverless
7 7 (11.29%) Google Compute Engine
8 5 (8.06%) Azure Storage
8 5 (8.06%) IaaS
9 4 (6.45%) Power Platform
9 4 (6.45%) PowerApps
10 3 (4.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (4.84%) Datadog
10 3 (4.84%) SaaS
11 2 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (3.23%) Amazon Glacier
11 2 (3.23%) Amazon S3
11 2 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.35%) Firewall
2 11 (17.74%) DNS
3 10 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (16.13%) VPN
4 7 (11.29%) DHCP
4 7 (11.29%) VLAN
5 6 (9.68%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (9.68%) Network Security
5 6 (9.68%) VoIP
6 2 (3.23%) SMTP
6 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.61%) Broadband
7 1 (1.61%) FTP
7 1 (1.61%) HTTP
7 1 (1.61%) LAN
7 1 (1.61%) SAN
7 1 (1.61%) SSL
7 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) NoSQL
2 10 (16.13%) Redis
3 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
4 6 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (8.06%) Big Data
5 5 (8.06%) MySQL
6 4 (6.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (6.45%) Data Lake
6 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
7 3 (4.84%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Jenkins
2 10 (16.13%) GitLab
3 7 (11.29%) Vagrant
4 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (8.06%) Gatling
5 5 (8.06%) Jasmine
5 5 (8.06%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (8.06%) Mocha
5 5 (8.06%) Pa11y
5 5 (8.06%) Protractor
5 5 (8.06%) Sinon.JS
5 5 (8.06%) SonarQube
5 5 (8.06%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.61%) JIRA
7 1 (1.61%) Subversion
7 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (29.03%) Social Skills
2 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 12 (19.35%) Retail
3 7 (11.29%) Automotive
4 6 (9.68%) Marketing
4 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Cloud Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Security Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Architect
4 6 (9.68%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Lead Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Leader
6 4 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Big Data Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Security Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (9.68%) RabbitMQ
1 6 (9.68%) RESTful
2 5 (8.06%) Chai
2 5 (8.06%) CSS
2 5 (8.06%) CSS3
2 5 (8.06%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (8.06%) HTML
2 5 (8.06%) HTML5
2 5 (8.06%) JAX-RS
2 5 (8.06%) JMS
2 5 (8.06%) Node.js
2 5 (8.06%) React
2 5 (8.06%) Sass
2 5 (8.06%) Spring
2 5 (8.06%) Spring Boot
3 4 (6.45%) .NET
3 4 (6.45%) ARM Templates
4 3 (4.84%) Web Services
5 2 (3.23%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Cloud Native
1 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.90%) Public Cloud
3 7 (11.29%) Animation
4 4 (6.45%) EFT
5 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.61%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.61%) Social Media
7 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (64.52%) DevOps
2 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.58%) Information Security
4 13 (20.97%) Analytics
5 12 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (16.13%) Configuration Management
6 10 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (16.13%) Due Diligence
6 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
6 10 (16.13%) Migration
6 10 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (14.52%) CRM
8 7 (11.29%) 3D Animation
8 7 (11.29%) Microservices
8 7 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
8 7 (11.29%) Validation
8 7 (11.29%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) Python
2 21 (33.87%) SQL
3 13 (20.97%) PowerShell
4 11 (17.74%) C#
5 10 (16.13%) T-SQL
6 9 (14.52%) Java
7 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
8 6 (9.68%) R
9 4 (6.45%) Ruby
10 3 (4.84%) Go
10 3 (4.84%) PHP
11 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 2 (3.23%) Groovy
11 2 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) CCNA
1 4 (6.45%) CEH
1 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (6.45%) GIAC
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.84%) CISSP
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) MCSA
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) PMP
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (8.06%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (32.26%) Docker
2 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
3 10 (16.13%) Hyper-V
4 9 (14.52%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (40.32%) Kubernetes
2 20 (32.26%) Terraform
3 16 (25.81%) Ansible
4 6 (9.68%) Backup Exec
4 6 (9.68%) Packer
4 6 (9.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (8.06%) Prometheus
6 4 (6.45%) SCCM
7 2 (3.23%) Nagios
8 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.58%) VMware
3 12 (19.35%) Cisco
4 9 (14.52%) Google
5 7 (11.29%) Intel
5 7 (11.29%) Veritas
6 6 (9.68%) Dell
6 6 (9.68%) IBM
6 6 (9.68%) Symantec
7 5 (8.06%) Veracode
8 4 (6.45%) Apteco
8 4 (6.45%) Meraki
9 2 (3.23%) Oracle
10 1 (1.61%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.61%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.61%) Juniper
10 1 (1.61%) NetApp
10 1 (1.61%) Pega