Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England > London
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 675 784 816
Rank change year-on-year +109 +32 +62
Permanent jobs citing VMS 141 68 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.091% 0.087%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.91% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 118 64 55
London median annual salary £75,000 £53,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.53% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £53,750 £38,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £76,250 £65,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £51,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +35.92% +21.18% -29.17%

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 15,496 18,973 19,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.66% 25.33% 25.29%
Number of salaries quoted 12,765 14,673 17,458
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £30,100 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £89,600 £83,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +0.00%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 -13 19 £80,000 +52.38% 3
East London - 2 £77,500 -
South London - 2 £26,500 - 1
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 95 (67.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (61.70%) Git (software)
2 87 (61.70%) Linux
3 83 (58.87%) SQL
4 81 (57.45%) Finance
4 81 (57.45%) Amazon AWS
5 77 (54.61%) Docker
6 73 (51.77%) Test Automation
7 65 (46.10%) Kubernetes
8 58 (41.13%) Banking
9 56 (39.72%) Cloud Computing
10 54 (38.30%) Redis
11 53 (37.59%) PostgreSQL
12 52 (36.88%) Amazon S3
12 52 (36.88%) NoSQL
13 50 (35.46%) Mocha
13 50 (35.46%) Amazon EC2
13 50 (35.46%) GitHub
13 50 (35.46%) API Development
13 50 (35.46%) API Design
13 50 (35.46%) Blockchain
13 50 (35.46%) Chai
13 50 (35.46%) Docker Swarm
13 50 (35.46%) Jest
13 50 (35.46%) Enzyme
14 49 (34.75%) Virtual Machines
14 49 (34.75%) Node.js
14 49 (34.75%) MySQL
15 48 (34.04%) Ethereum
15 48 (34.04%) Solidity

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 48 (34.04%) Ethereum
2 8 (5.67%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.84%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.42%) IIS
5 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 95 (67.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (57.45%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (39.72%) Cloud Computing
4 52 (36.88%) Amazon S3
5 50 (35.46%) Amazon EC2
5 50 (35.46%) GitHub
6 23 (16.31%) IaaS
7 17 (12.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (5.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 7 (4.96%) PaaS
10 4 (2.84%) Office 365
11 3 (2.13%) Cloudflare
12 2 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.42%) SaaS
13 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.71%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.71%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.64%) Firewall
2 9 (6.38%) Network Security
3 6 (4.26%) DNS
4 4 (2.84%) Wireless
5 3 (2.13%) LAN
5 3 (2.13%) SSL
5 3 (2.13%) VPN
5 3 (2.13%) WAN
6 2 (1.42%) VLAN
7 1 (0.71%) DHCP
7 1 (0.71%) HTTP
7 1 (0.71%) Internet
7 1 (0.71%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.71%) SMTP
7 1 (0.71%) SSH
7 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.71%) VoIP
7 1 (0.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (38.30%) Redis
2 53 (37.59%) PostgreSQL
3 52 (36.88%) NoSQL
4 50 (35.46%) Blockchain
5 49 (34.75%) MySQL
6 23 (16.31%) Relational Database
6 23 (16.31%) SQL Server
7 22 (15.60%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (11.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (4.96%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.84%) Aerospike
12 3 (2.13%) Big Data
12 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (1.42%) Power BI
14 1 (0.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
14 1 (0.71%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 87 (61.70%) Git (software)
2 50 (35.46%) Mocha
3 38 (26.95%) Jenkins
4 25 (17.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (14.18%) MSBuild
5 20 (14.18%) Subversion
5 20 (14.18%) Visual Studio
6 12 (8.51%) CruiseControl
6 12 (8.51%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (8.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (7.80%) Maven
8 7 (4.96%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (4.26%) Metasploit
10 5 (3.55%) Artifactory
11 3 (2.13%) JMeter
11 3 (2.13%) NUnit
11 3 (2.13%) Selenium
11 3 (2.13%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.42%) Gerrit
12 2 (1.42%) Gradle
General
1 81 (57.45%) Finance
2 58 (41.13%) Banking
3 46 (32.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.84%) Games
5 2 (1.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (47.52%) Developer
2 44 (31.21%) Blockchain Developer
3 25 (17.73%) Backend Developer
3 25 (17.73%) Senior Developer
4 24 (17.02%) Node.js Developer
5 19 (13.48%) Senior Backend Developer
6 16 (11.35%) Architect
7 14 (9.93%) Azure Architect
7 14 (9.93%) Build Engineer
8 13 (9.22%) Build and Release Engineer
8 13 (9.22%) Cloud Architect
8 13 (9.22%) Release Engineer
9 10 (7.09%) Administrator
10 9 (6.38%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (6.38%) Lead Developer
11 8 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (5.67%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (5.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 8 (5.67%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (35.46%) Chai
1 50 (35.46%) Enzyme
1 50 (35.46%) Jest
2 49 (34.75%) Node.js
3 48 (34.04%) Smart Contracts
3 48 (34.04%) Truffle
3 48 (34.04%) web3js
4 26 (18.44%) CSS
4 26 (18.44%) HTML
5 23 (16.31%) .NET
6 12 (8.51%) AngularJS
6 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (8.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 12 (8.51%) WCF
6 12 (8.51%) Web Services
6 12 (8.51%) WinForms
7 7 (4.96%) Kafka
7 7 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (2.84%) Middleware
9 3 (2.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 48 (34.04%) Bitcoin
2 14 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.80%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.96%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.26%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (3.55%) Clustering
6 5 (3.55%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.55%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.84%) Spread Betting
8 3 (2.13%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.13%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.42%) CCTV
9 2 (1.42%) Fintech
9 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 87 (61.70%) Linux
2 43 (30.50%) Windows
3 9 (6.38%) CentOS
3 9 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (6.38%) Unix
4 6 (4.26%) Kali Linux
4 6 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.55%) Debian
5 5 (3.55%) Solaris
5 5 (3.55%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) Android
7 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (51.77%) Test Automation
2 50 (35.46%) API Design
2 50 (35.46%) API Development
3 47 (33.33%) Front End Development
4 39 (27.66%) DevOps
5 33 (23.40%) Identity Management
6 30 (21.28%) Data Security
6 30 (21.28%) KYC
7 25 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (12.06%) Deployment Automation
11 16 (11.35%) Configuration Management
11 16 (11.35%) Software Engineering
12 15 (10.64%) Open Source
13 14 (9.93%) Analytics
13 14 (9.93%) SDLC
14 13 (9.22%) TDD
15 12 (8.51%) MVC
15 12 (8.51%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 83 (58.87%) SQL
2 48 (34.04%) ES6
2 48 (34.04%) Solidity
3 42 (29.79%) Python
4 21 (14.89%) PowerShell
5 20 (14.18%) C#
5 20 (14.18%) Java
5 20 (14.18%) Shell Script
6 18 (12.77%) Apple Swift
6 18 (12.77%) C++
6 18 (12.77%) Elixir
6 18 (12.77%) Go
6 18 (12.77%) Haskell
6 18 (12.77%) Lua
6 18 (12.77%) Objective-C
6 18 (12.77%) Ruby
6 18 (12.77%) Rust
6 18 (12.77%) Scala
7 12 (8.51%) T-SQL
8 8 (5.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (12.77%) Degree
2 6 (4.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 6 (4.26%) CCSP
2 6 (4.26%) CEH
2 6 (4.26%) CHFI
2 6 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (4.26%) CISSP
2 6 (4.26%) ECIH
2 6 (4.26%) GCIH
2 6 (4.26%) GIAC
2 6 (4.26%) OSCE
2 6 (4.26%) OSCP
3 5 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 77 (54.61%) Docker
2 49 (34.75%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (14.89%) Active Directory
4 9 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (5.67%) iptables
5 8 (5.67%) KVM
5 8 (5.67%) QEMU
6 5 (3.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (46.10%) Kubernetes
2 50 (35.46%) Docker Swarm
3 27 (19.15%) Puppet
4 26 (18.44%) Ansible
5 15 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (4.26%) Nessus
6 6 (4.26%) Nmap
6 6 (4.26%) OpenVAS
6 6 (4.26%) QRadar
7 5 (3.55%) Terraform
8 4 (2.84%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 33 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.22%) Splunk
3 12 (8.51%) Oracle
4 10 (7.09%) VMware
5 8 (5.67%) Google
6 7 (4.96%) Qualys
7 6 (4.26%) AlienVault
7 6 (4.26%) LogRhythm
7 6 (4.26%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.55%) EMC
9 3 (2.13%) Okta
10 2 (1.42%) Dynatrace
10 2 (1.42%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.42%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.71%) ConnectWise
11 1 (0.71%) Meraki
11 1 (0.71%) SonicWALL
11 1 (0.71%) Twitter
11 1 (0.71%) Webroot