Period
to 11 August 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 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > Midlands
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 198 249 292
Rank change year-on-year +51 +43 +60
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 31 98 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.62% 0.83% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 3.67% 4.66% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 29 79 76
Median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% -2.56% +34.48%
10th Percentile £23,500 £35,000 £33,125
90th Percentile £60,100 £72,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% -4.55% +14.58%

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 844 2,102 1,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.92% 17.88% 13.63%
Number of salaries quoted 689 1,720 1,482
Median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - +10.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 11 August 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 11 August 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 +53 17 £27,438 -56.10% 4
East Midlands +54 13 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 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 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) Windows
3 16 (51.61%) Windows Server
4 15 (48.39%) SAN
5 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
5 13 (41.94%) VMware
5 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (41.94%) Hyper-V
5 13 (41.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (38.71%) Azure
6 12 (38.71%) ITIL
7 9 (29.03%) Firewall
8 8 (25.81%) Change Management
8 8 (25.81%) Linux
8 8 (25.81%) DHCP
8 8 (25.81%) NAS
8 8 (25.81%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (25.81%) iSCSI
9 7 (22.58%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
9 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (22.58%) IaaS
10 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
10 6 (19.35%) DNS
10 6 (19.35%) LAN
10 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
10 6 (19.35%) SCCM
10 6 (19.35%) WSUS

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 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) Azure
2 7 (22.58%) IaaS
3 4 (12.90%) PaaS
4 2 (6.45%) AWS
4 2 (6.45%) Office 365
4 2 (6.45%) Power Platform
4 2 (6.45%) PowerApps
5 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) SAN
2 9 (29.03%) Firewall
3 8 (25.81%) DHCP
3 8 (25.81%) iSCSI
3 8 (25.81%) NAS
4 7 (22.58%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (19.35%) DNS
5 6 (19.35%) LAN
6 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
6 5 (16.13%) VLAN
6 5 (16.13%) WAN
7 4 (12.90%) Wireless
8 2 (6.45%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (6.45%) VPN
9 1 (3.23%) FCoE
9 1 (3.23%) Internet
9 1 (3.23%) Intranet
9 1 (3.23%) IPsec
9 1 (3.23%) PABX
9 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Bitbucket
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
1 3 (9.68%) JUnit
1 3 (9.68%) Mercurial
1 3 (9.68%) NUnit
1 3 (9.68%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (9.68%) SpecFlow
1 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (9.68%) Public Sector
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Local Government
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) IT Technician
6 1 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Technician
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.68%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Cloud Native
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) CCTV
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) Handset
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows Server
3 8 (25.81%) Linux
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
6 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (3.23%) VMS
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (38.71%) ITIL
3 8 (25.81%) Change Management
4 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (16.13%) Patch Management
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.90%) DevOps
6 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.90%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.68%) BCP
7 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.68%) Microservices
8 2 (6.45%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
8 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
8 2 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (6.45%) Server Management
8 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
1 13 (41.94%) Hyper-V
1 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.81%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (12.90%) Firmware
4 2 (6.45%) DFS Replication
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.23%) NFS
5 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCCM
1 6 (19.35%) WSUS
2 4 (12.90%) vCenter Server
3 3 (9.68%) Puppet
3 3 (9.68%) SCOM
4 2 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (6.45%) SCDPM
4 2 (6.45%) SCSM
4 2 (6.45%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.23%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) HP
3 3 (9.68%) Meraki
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.23%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.23%) Capita
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) Juniper
5 1 (3.23%) Kaseya
5 1 (3.23%) McAfee
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) Veeam
5 1 (3.23%) Veritas
5 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard