Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England > London
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 459 637 697
Rank change year-on-year +178 +60 +41
Permanent jobs citing VMS 46 72 82
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.07% 0.66% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 40 55 58
Median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £66,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.66% +10.42%
10th Percentile £38,000 £41,250 £49,250
90th Percentile £88,250 £81,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +4.35%

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 4,287 10,852 14,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.18% 21.19% 22.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3,541 8,895 11,924
Median annual salary £64,867 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.81% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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
West London - 6 £65,000 -
Central London +120 3 £70,000 +115.38% 2
South London +33 1 - - 2
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 23 (50.00%) Azure
1 23 (50.00%) Docker
2 22 (47.83%) Kubernetes
3 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 18 (39.13%) Linux
5 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
5 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (34.78%) Windows
7 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
7 15 (32.61%) Degree
7 15 (32.61%) DevOps
7 15 (32.61%) Open Source
8 14 (30.43%) Confluence
8 14 (30.43%) JIRA
8 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
8 14 (30.43%) Oracle
9 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
9 13 (28.26%) TDD
10 12 (26.09%) Python
10 12 (26.09%) Dependency Injection
10 12 (26.09%) NoSQL
10 12 (26.09%) Vagrant
10 12 (26.09%) Public Cloud
10 12 (26.09%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (23.91%) Social Media
12 10 (21.74%) Java
12 10 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (21.74%) IaaS
12 10 (21.74%) Microservices

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 14 (30.43%) Confluence
2 3 (6.52%) Apache
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (50.00%) Azure
2 12 (26.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (21.74%) IaaS
4 7 (15.22%) AWS
4 7 (15.22%) PaaS
5 4 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (8.70%) Office 365
5 4 (8.70%) Route 53
6 3 (6.52%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (6.52%) Amazon S3
6 3 (6.52%) GitHub
6 3 (6.52%) Power Platform
7 2 (4.35%) OneDrive
7 2 (4.35%) SaaS
8 1 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (2.17%) CloudFront
8 1 (2.17%) GCP
8 1 (2.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) VPN
2 4 (8.70%) SAN
3 3 (6.52%) DHCP
3 3 (6.52%) DNS
3 3 (6.52%) FTP
3 3 (6.52%) NAS
3 3 (6.52%) SSL
4 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) NoSQL
2 10 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
4 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
5 5 (10.87%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (10.87%) InfluxDB
5 5 (10.87%) KDB
5 5 (10.87%) Kdb+
6 4 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (6.52%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (6.52%) Power BI
7 3 (6.52%) Redis
7 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) JIRA
2 12 (26.09%) Vagrant
3 9 (19.57%) JUnit
3 9 (19.57%) Mockito
4 7 (15.22%) Visual Studio
5 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
5 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
6 5 (10.87%) GitLab
6 5 (10.87%) Selenium
7 1 (2.17%) CircleCI
7 1 (2.17%) NUnit
7 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Developer
2 10 (21.74%) Architect
3 9 (19.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Java Developer
4 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (15.22%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.87%) Azure Architect
6 5 (10.87%) Data Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) C# Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (6.52%) IT Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) IT Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Professional Services Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Apache Camel
1 9 (19.57%) Drools
1 9 (19.57%) JAX-RS
1 9 (19.57%) JMS
1 9 (19.57%) Node.js
1 9 (19.57%) React
1 9 (19.57%) REST
1 9 (19.57%) RESTful
1 9 (19.57%) Spring
1 9 (19.57%) Spring Integration
1 9 (19.57%) WireMock
2 8 (17.39%) .NET
3 7 (15.22%) CSS
3 7 (15.22%) HTML
3 7 (15.22%) HTML5
4 5 (10.87%) Dask
4 5 (10.87%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (6.52%) LDAP
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Public Cloud
2 11 (23.91%) Social Media
3 7 (15.22%) Blog
4 4 (8.70%) PMI
4 4 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.52%) Device Driver
5 3 (6.52%) EMC VNX
5 3 (6.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (6.52%) Spread Betting
6 2 (4.35%) Internet of Things
6 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.17%) Cloud Native
7 1 (2.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Linux
2 16 (34.78%) Windows
3 8 (17.39%) Unix
4 5 (10.87%) Debian
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.52%) Android
6 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (32.61%) DevOps
4 15 (32.61%) Open Source
5 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 13 (28.26%) TDD
7 12 (26.09%) Dependency Injection
8 10 (21.74%) Microservices
9 9 (19.57%) CQRS
9 9 (19.57%) Domain-Driven Design
9 9 (19.57%) MVC
9 9 (19.57%) Pair Programming
9 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
10 8 (17.39%) Load Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (15.22%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (15.22%) Identity Access Management
11 7 (15.22%) Presales
11 7 (15.22%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
2 12 (26.09%) Python
3 10 (21.74%) Java
4 9 (19.57%) C#
4 9 (19.57%) Java 8
5 8 (17.39%) Bash Shell
5 8 (17.39%) Perl
5 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
5 8 (17.39%) SQL
6 3 (6.52%) AWK
6 3 (6.52%) C
6 3 (6.52%) sed
7 2 (4.35%) C++
8 1 (2.17%) Go
8 1 (2.17%) Rust
8 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Degree
2 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) PMI Certification
4 3 (6.52%) RHCE
4 3 (6.52%) RHCSA
5 2 (4.35%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.17%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.17%) CISSP
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (50.00%) Docker
2 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
3 8 (17.39%) Firmware
4 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.52%) KVM
4 3 (6.52%) OCFS2
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (6.52%) Postfix
4 3 (6.52%) qmail
4 3 (6.52%) Samba
4 3 (6.52%) Sendmail
4 3 (6.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (6.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.52%) Xen
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (47.83%) Kubernetes
2 6 (13.04%) Ansible
3 5 (10.87%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (10.87%) Grafana
3 5 (10.87%) Graylog
3 5 (10.87%) Prometheus
3 5 (10.87%) Rancher
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (6.52%) BladeLogic
5 3 (6.52%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Nagios
5 3 (6.52%) SCOM
5 3 (6.52%) SELinux
5 3 (6.52%) Terraform
6 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Oracle
2 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.87%) Sybase
5 3 (6.52%) 3PAR
5 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
5 3 (6.52%) BMC
5 3 (6.52%) Dell
5 3 (6.52%) EMC
5 3 (6.52%) HP
5 3 (6.52%) Veeam
5 3 (6.52%) Xamarin
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) Google