Period
to 21 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 174 233
Rank change year-on-year -89 +59 +91
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 59 23 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.57% 0.59% 0.96%
As % of the System Software category 3.23% 3.40% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 43 21 84
10th Percentile £21,000 " £33,075
25th Percentile £28,750 £23,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £24,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +97.92% -49.47% -
75th Percentile £53,125 £42,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £76,500 £47,500 "
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% -9.09%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,828 676 2,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.79% 17.24% 17.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,477 568 1,715
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,688 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,727 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.32% +6.82% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £74,250 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the Midlands

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the Midlands

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the Midlands

Virtual Machines
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
West Midlands -85 35 £51,250 +113.54% 12
East Midlands -49 26 £31,500 -30.00% 6
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 43 (72.88%) Active Directory
3 38 (64.41%) Windows
4 30 (50.85%) Azure
5 21 (35.59%) Windows Server
6 20 (33.90%) Microsoft 365
7 19 (32.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (32.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (32.20%) VMware
8 18 (30.51%) Firewall
9 17 (28.81%) Linux
10 14 (23.73%) VPN
10 14 (23.73%) PowerShell
10 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
11 12 (20.34%) Service Management
11 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2016
12 11 (18.64%) Social Skills
12 11 (18.64%) vSphere
13 10 (16.95%) SCOM
13 10 (16.95%) Windows 10
14 9 (15.25%) Kubernetes
14 9 (15.25%) Network Security
14 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
14 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (15.25%) SSL
14 9 (15.25%) SQL
15 8 (13.56%) VoIP
15 8 (13.56%) IaaS
15 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (50.85%) Azure
2 20 (33.90%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (32.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (13.56%) IaaS
5 6 (10.17%) PaaS
6 5 (8.47%) Azure Key Vault
6 5 (8.47%) Serverless
7 4 (6.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 3 (5.08%) Azure Functions
8 3 (5.08%) Azure Sentinel
8 3 (5.08%) Azure Service Bus
9 2 (3.39%) Azure Logic Apps
9 2 (3.39%) Power Platform
9 2 (3.39%) PowerApps
10 1 (1.69%) AWS
10 1 (1.69%) Azure Storage
10 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (1.69%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.51%) Firewall
2 14 (23.73%) VPN
3 9 (15.25%) Network Security
3 9 (15.25%) SSL
4 8 (13.56%) VoIP
5 4 (6.78%) DNS
6 3 (5.08%) Wireless
7 2 (3.39%) BGP
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.39%) HSRP
7 2 (3.39%) Junos
7 2 (3.39%) OSPF
7 2 (3.39%) VRRP
8 1 (1.69%) Internet
8 1 (1.69%) LAN
8 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.69%) SMTP
8 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.69%) VLAN
8 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) MySQL
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) MaxDB
3 1 (1.69%) SAP HANA
General
1 11 (18.64%) Social Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Automotive
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 2 (3.39%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Support Engineer
2 10 (16.95%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Systems Support
4 7 (11.86%) Systems Support Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Platform Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) IT Support
7 4 (6.78%) Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Consultant
7 4 (6.78%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Data Centre Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Developer
8 3 (5.08%) IT Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) SAP Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Architect
9 2 (3.39%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) ARM Templates
1 7 (11.86%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (5.08%) COM
2 3 (5.08%) RESTful
3 2 (3.39%) .NET
3 2 (3.39%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.39%) Azure Blueprints
3 2 (3.39%) NgRx
3 2 (3.39%) Node.js
3 2 (3.39%) REST
3 2 (3.39%) SignalR
4 1 (1.69%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.69%) SOAP
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) iPhone
2 5 (8.47%) Cloud Native
3 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.78%) PKI
4 3 (5.08%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.39%) AS400
5 2 (3.39%) CCTV
5 2 (3.39%) iSeries
5 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.69%) FMCG
6 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 38 (64.41%) Windows
2 21 (35.59%) Windows Server
3 17 (28.81%) Linux
4 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2019
5 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (16.95%) Windows 10
7 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (11.86%) Android
8 7 (11.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.08%) SUSE
10 2 (3.39%) zOS
11 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Service Management
2 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.56%) DevOps
4 7 (11.86%) Security Patching
5 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure as Code
5 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (8.47%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (8.47%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (8.47%) ITIL
7 4 (6.78%) Break/Fix
7 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.78%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (6.78%) Open Source
7 4 (6.78%) Security Operations
8 3 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.08%) High Availability
8 3 (5.08%) Microservices
8 3 (5.08%) Project Management
8 3 (5.08%) Task Automation
8 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.25%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) Assembly Language
3 2 (3.39%) C#
3 2 (3.39%) COBOL
3 2 (3.39%) Perl
3 2 (3.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) Degree
3 3 (5.08%) A+ Certification
3 3 (5.08%) Master's Degree
3 3 (5.08%) MCP
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.69%) CISA
4 1 (1.69%) CISM
4 1 (1.69%) CISSP
4 1 (1.69%) ISSAP
4 1 (1.69%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) COBIT
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) NIST
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) SOC 2
System Software
1 43 (72.88%) Active Directory
2 19 (32.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (18.64%) vSphere
4 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
5 8 (13.56%) Docker
6 7 (11.86%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (10.17%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (6.78%) KVM
9 2 (3.39%) Firmware
10 1 (1.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.69%) XenApp
10 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) SCOM
2 9 (15.25%) Kubernetes
3 7 (11.86%) Ansible
3 7 (11.86%) Consul
3 7 (11.86%) Grafana
3 7 (11.86%) Graphite
3 7 (11.86%) Opsview
3 7 (11.86%) Packer
3 7 (11.86%) Prometheus
3 7 (11.86%) SCCM
3 7 (11.86%) Terraform
4 5 (8.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (6.78%) NetBackup
5 4 (6.78%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.39%) FortiGate
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.39%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.69%) Puppet
7 1 (1.69%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (32.20%) VMware
3 7 (11.86%) Cisco
4 6 (10.17%) Juniper
5 5 (8.47%) 3PAR
5 5 (8.47%) Dell
5 5 (8.47%) HP
5 5 (8.47%) SAP
6 4 (6.78%) Meraki
6 4 (6.78%) Veritas
7 3 (5.08%) BT
7 3 (5.08%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.39%) Citrix
8 2 (3.39%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.39%) IBM
8 2 (3.39%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.39%) Sony
8 2 (3.39%) Sophos
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle
9 1 (1.69%) Sybase