Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 217 281 323
Rank change year-on-year +64 +42 +1
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 108 77 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.04% 0.64% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 6.05% 3.93% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 76 51 29
Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +38.16%
10th Percentile £29,250 £36,750 £34,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £70,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%

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 1,784 1,957 1,884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.13% 16.32% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,467 1,418 1,479
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £22,200
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the Midlands

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the Midlands

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 +17 64 £62,500 +8.70% 11
East Midlands +46 42 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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 74 (68.52%) Hyper-V
2 64 (59.26%) Windows
3 63 (58.33%) Data Centre
4 55 (50.93%) VMware
5 53 (49.07%) VMware Infrastructure
6 51 (47.22%) SCCM
7 49 (45.37%) Microsoft
8 48 (44.44%) SQL
9 46 (42.59%) Linux
10 43 (39.81%) Azure
11 38 (35.19%) AWS
12 34 (31.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 31 (28.70%) Web Services
14 30 (27.78%) ITIL
15 29 (26.85%) Service Management
15 29 (26.85%) ITIL V3
16 27 (25.00%) User Experience
16 27 (25.00%) SharePoint
17 26 (24.07%) Project Management
18 25 (23.15%) SAN
18 25 (23.15%) Active Directory
18 25 (23.15%) SQL Server
18 25 (23.15%) VMware ESXi
18 25 (23.15%) NAS
18 25 (23.15%) Self-Motivation
19 23 (21.30%) CCTV
19 23 (21.30%) Management Information System
20 22 (20.37%) Disaster Recovery
21 21 (19.44%) Cloud Computing
21 21 (19.44%) Private Cloud

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 27 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 21 (19.44%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.85%) JBoss
4 2 (1.85%) Liferay
4 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 43 (39.81%) Azure
2 38 (35.19%) AWS
3 21 (19.44%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (17.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (15.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 17 (15.74%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (15.74%) Amazon ECS
5 17 (15.74%) Amazon S3
5 17 (15.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (15.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (11.11%) Office 365
7 4 (3.70%) IaaS
7 4 (3.70%) PaaS
8 2 (1.85%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.93%) G Suite
9 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (23.15%) NAS
1 25 (23.15%) SAN
2 20 (18.52%) Wireless
3 15 (13.89%) Firewall
4 14 (12.96%) LAN
4 14 (12.96%) WAN
5 13 (12.04%) SMS
6 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
6 11 (10.19%) VLAN
7 10 (9.26%) DNS
8 6 (5.56%) DHCP
9 5 (4.63%) VPN
10 4 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (3.70%) iSCSI
10 4 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (2.78%) Wireless Security
12 1 (0.93%) SSH
12 1 (0.93%) SSL
12 1 (0.93%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.15%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 17 (15.74%) Amazon RDS
2 17 (15.74%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.85%) Power BI
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Ant
1 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) GitLab
2 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (12.96%) Retail
2 13 (12.04%) Telecoms
3 12 (11.11%) Automotive
4 6 (5.56%) Law
5 4 (3.70%) Games
6 3 (2.78%) Finance
7 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (30.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (17.59%) Architect
3 17 (15.74%) Solutions Architect
3 17 (15.74%) Support Engineer
4 15 (13.89%) Analyst
5 14 (12.96%) Support Analyst
6 13 (12.04%) Cloud Architect
6 13 (12.04%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 13 (12.04%) IT Support
7 12 (11.11%) Server Analyst
7 12 (11.11%) Server Support
7 12 (11.11%) Server Support Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) IT Engineer
8 10 (9.26%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) Consultant
9 8 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.70%) Web Services
2 3 (2.78%) CSS
2 3 (2.78%) HTML
3 2 (1.85%) .NET
3 2 (1.85%) JSP
3 2 (1.85%) JSR 168
3 2 (1.85%) SAML
3 2 (1.85%) Servlets
3 2 (1.85%) Spring
3 2 (1.85%) Spring MVC
3 2 (1.85%) Struts
4 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.93%) CSS3
4 1 (0.93%) HTML5
4 1 (0.93%) Java EE
4 1 (0.93%) MDX
4 1 (0.93%) RESTful
4 1 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (58.33%) Data Centre
2 27 (25.00%) User Experience
3 25 (23.15%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (21.30%) CCTV
4 23 (21.30%) Management Information System
5 21 (19.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (19.44%) Private Cloud
6 17 (15.74%) Public Cloud
7 14 (12.96%) Fat Client
7 14 (12.96%) Thin Client
8 10 (9.26%) Client/Server
9 6 (5.56%) Clustering
10 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (2.78%) AS400
11 3 (2.78%) iSeries
12 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
12 2 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
13 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.93%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 64 (59.26%) Windows
2 46 (42.59%) Linux
3 18 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
6 4 (3.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (27.78%) ITIL
3 29 (26.85%) ITIL V3
3 29 (26.85%) Service Management
4 26 (24.07%) Project Management
5 22 (20.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (18.52%) Infrastructure Management
7 19 (17.59%) Presales
8 18 (16.67%) Migration
9 17 (15.74%) Line Management
9 17 (15.74%) Load Balancing
9 17 (15.74%) Technology Roadmap
10 16 (14.81%) PRINCE2
10 16 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
10 16 (14.81%) TOGAF
11 15 (13.89%) Service Delivery
12 14 (12.96%) BCP
12 14 (12.96%) Change Management
12 14 (12.96%) Network Management
12 14 (12.96%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (44.44%) SQL
2 20 (18.52%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.70%) Java
3 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.78%) Python
5 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.93%) C#
6 1 (0.93%) Clojure
6 1 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.93%) Groovy
6 1 (0.93%) Ruby
6 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (1.85%) CISM
1 2 (1.85%) CISSP
2 1 (0.93%) Degree
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.89%) SLA
2 10 (9.26%) ISO 9001
2 10 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) HL7
System Software
1 74 (68.52%) Hyper-V
2 53 (49.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (23.15%) Active Directory
3 25 (23.15%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (12.96%) XenApp
5 13 (12.04%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (5.56%) vSphere
7 4 (3.70%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.78%) Firmware
9 2 (1.85%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.93%) Docker
10 1 (0.93%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 51 (47.22%) SCCM
2 20 (18.52%) SCVMM
3 10 (9.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 10 (9.26%) ZABBIX
4 4 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (3.70%) WSUS
5 2 (1.85%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.85%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.85%) SCOM
5 2 (1.85%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.85%) SCSM
5 2 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 55 (50.93%) VMware
2 49 (45.37%) Microsoft
3 17 (15.74%) Veeam
4 16 (14.81%) Citrix
5 15 (13.89%) Oracle
6 14 (12.96%) HP
7 13 (12.04%) 3PAR
7 13 (12.04%) McAfee
8 11 (10.19%) Google
9 10 (9.26%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (4.63%) Cisco
11 4 (3.70%) Arista
11 4 (3.70%) Brocade
11 4 (3.70%) Dell
11 4 (3.70%) NetApp
11 4 (3.70%) Symantec
12 3 (2.78%) Emulex
12 3 (2.78%) IBM
12 3 (2.78%) Syncsort
13 2 (1.85%) Intel