Period
to 19 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 232 319 336
Rank change year-on-year +87 +17 -15
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 108 59 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.93% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 5.24% 3.19% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 83 40 30
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +26.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +14.58% +6.67%

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 2,063 1,849 1,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.68% 13.55% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,715 1,427 1,410
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £55,000
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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 +51 73 £62,500 +31.58% 6
East Midlands +40 35 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 63 (58.33%) Hyper-V
2 60 (55.56%) Windows
3 52 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 51 (47.22%) VMware
4 51 (47.22%) Data Centre
5 50 (46.30%) SQL
6 49 (45.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 47 (43.52%) Azure
8 40 (37.04%) AWS
8 40 (37.04%) SCCM
9 38 (35.19%) Linux
10 37 (34.26%) SharePoint
11 32 (29.63%) SQL Server
11 32 (29.63%) Active Directory
12 30 (27.78%) Project Management
13 29 (26.85%) Azure SQL Database
13 29 (26.85%) Skype for Business
13 29 (26.85%) Azure Active Directory
13 29 (26.85%) Presales
14 28 (25.93%) Private Cloud
14 28 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (25.93%) ITIL
15 27 (25.00%) SAN
15 27 (25.00%) ITIL V3
15 27 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
15 27 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 24 (22.22%) NAS
16 24 (22.22%) Service Management
17 23 (21.30%) Management Information System
17 23 (21.30%) Cloud Computing

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 37 (34.26%) SharePoint
2 29 (26.85%) Skype for Business
3 17 (15.74%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.56%) Drupal
5 5 (4.63%) Apache Solr
5 5 (4.63%) CMS
5 5 (4.63%) Confluence
6 2 (1.85%) Apache
6 2 (1.85%) nginx
6 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (43.52%) Azure
2 40 (37.04%) AWS
3 29 (26.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (21.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (21.30%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (21.30%) IaaS
5 22 (20.37%) Office 365
6 21 (19.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 21 (19.44%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (19.44%) Amazon ECS
6 21 (19.44%) Amazon S3
6 21 (19.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 18 (16.67%) PaaS
8 12 (11.11%) Serverless
9 7 (6.48%) Azure Functions
9 7 (6.48%) Azure Machine Learning
10 5 (4.63%) Fastly
10 5 (4.63%) Heroku
10 5 (4.63%) SaaS
11 4 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.00%) SAN
2 24 (22.22%) NAS
3 21 (19.44%) Firewall
4 16 (14.81%) DNS
5 13 (12.04%) VPN
6 10 (9.26%) Remote Desktop
6 10 (9.26%) VLAN
7 9 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 8 (7.41%) Skype
8 8 (7.41%) Wireless
9 7 (6.48%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (6.48%) DHCP
9 7 (6.48%) LAN
9 7 (6.48%) WAN
10 6 (5.56%) SMS
11 5 (4.63%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (4.63%) Network Security
12 4 (3.70%) SSH
13 3 (2.78%) SSL
14 2 (1.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 29 (26.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 21 (19.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 21 (19.44%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.78%) MS Access
6 2 (1.85%) MySQL
6 2 (1.85%) Power BI
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (12.04%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.63%) JIRA
3 5 (4.63%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.85%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.85%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.85%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.85%) JMeter
4 2 (1.85%) Protractor
4 2 (1.85%) Selenium
4 2 (1.85%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (7.41%) Automotive
2 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.85%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Finance
4 1 (0.93%) Law
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (19.44%) Architect
3 20 (18.52%) Cloud Architect
4 17 (15.74%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (15.74%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (14.81%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 16 (14.81%) Storage Engineer
5 16 (14.81%) Support Engineer
5 16 (14.81%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 16 (14.81%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (11.11%) IT Engineer
6 12 (11.11%) IT Support
7 11 (10.19%) Consultant
7 11 (10.19%) IT Support Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) Cloud Consultant
9 7 (6.48%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
9 7 (6.48%) Developer
9 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 6 (5.56%) Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.44%) Web Services
2 12 (11.11%) JSON
3 7 (6.48%) SAML
4 5 (4.63%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.63%) React
4 5 (4.63%) RESTful
5 2 (1.85%) Node.js
5 2 (1.85%) Servlets
5 2 (1.85%) Spring
6 1 (0.93%) CSS
6 1 (0.93%) CSS3
6 1 (0.93%) HTML
6 1 (0.93%) HTML5
6 1 (0.93%) jQuery
6 1 (0.93%) Sass
6 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 51 (47.22%) Data Centre
2 28 (25.93%) Private Cloud
3 27 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (21.30%) Management Information System
5 22 (20.37%) Public Cloud
6 19 (17.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (13.89%) User Experience
8 11 (10.19%) CCTV
9 6 (5.56%) Client/Server
10 5 (4.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (4.63%) Fat Client
10 5 (4.63%) Thin Client
11 3 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (1.85%) Clustering
12 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.93%) PACS
13 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (55.56%) Windows
2 38 (35.19%) Linux
3 14 (12.96%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.41%) Ubuntu
5 7 (6.48%) Data ONTAP
6 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.78%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.78%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.85%) CentOS
8 2 (1.85%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.78%) Project Management
2 29 (26.85%) Presales
3 28 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (25.93%) ITIL
4 27 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 24 (22.22%) Service Management
6 22 (20.37%) Migration
7 21 (19.44%) Infrastructure Management
7 21 (19.44%) Line Management
7 21 (19.44%) Load Balancing
7 21 (19.44%) Technology Roadmap
8 19 (17.59%) BCP
9 17 (15.74%) PRINCE2
9 17 (15.74%) Technical Architecture
9 17 (15.74%) TOGAF
10 16 (14.81%) Asset Management
11 14 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
12 12 (11.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 50 (46.30%) SQL
2 17 (15.74%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.26%) Bash Shell
4 6 (5.56%) PHP
5 3 (2.78%) VBA
6 2 (1.85%) C#
6 2 (1.85%) Java
6 2 (1.85%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.93%) MCSA
2 1 (0.93%) MCSE
2 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.48%) SLA
3 6 (5.56%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.85%) QA
5 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.93%) HL7
System Software
1 63 (58.33%) Hyper-V
2 49 (45.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (29.63%) Active Directory
4 14 (12.96%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (10.19%) Docker
5 11 (10.19%) vSphere
6 7 (6.48%) DFS Replication
6 7 (6.48%) XenApp
6 7 (6.48%) XenDesktop
7 6 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.85%) Firmware
8 2 (1.85%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.93%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (37.04%) SCCM
2 9 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 7 (6.48%) Backup Exec
3 7 (6.48%) FortiGate
3 7 (6.48%) HP Data Protector
3 7 (6.48%) Kubernetes
3 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (6.48%) NetBackup
3 7 (6.48%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.48%) Puppet
3 7 (6.48%) Terraform
4 6 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.85%) HockeyApp
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.85%) Nagios
5 2 (1.85%) SCOM
5 2 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 51 (47.22%) VMware
3 20 (18.52%) Veeam
4 15 (13.89%) Cisco
4 15 (13.89%) Oracle
5 12 (11.11%) NetApp
6 10 (9.26%) Citrix
7 7 (6.48%) arcserve
7 7 (6.48%) CheckPoint
7 7 (6.48%) CommVault
7 7 (6.48%) Dell
7 7 (6.48%) HP
7 7 (6.48%) Symantec
8 6 (5.56%) 3PAR
8 6 (5.56%) Barracuda Networks
8 6 (5.56%) McAfee
9 5 (4.63%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.85%) Brocade
10 2 (1.85%) Google
10 2 (1.85%) IBM