Period
to 23 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 171 220 199
Rank change year-on-year +49 -21 +52
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 5 20 92
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.16% 0.36% 1.36%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 2.27% 7.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 83
Median annual salary £60,000 £43,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.53% -28.33% +39.53%
North West median annual salary £55,000 £49,741 £60,000
% change year-on-year +10.57% -17.10% +39.53%

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 582 881 1,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.52% 15.77% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 513 738 1,055
Median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,265 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +17.33%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Manchester

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in Manchester.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in Manchester

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) Azure
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Runbook
2 3 (60.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (60.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) Sophos
3 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) NetBackup

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (40.00%) Private Cloud
1 2 (40.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Runbook
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (40.00%) Storage Management
4 1 (20.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GDPR
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) Sophos