Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 278 200 224
Rank change year-on-year -78 +24 +65
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 55 34 109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.53% 0.63% 1.04%
As % of the System Software category 3.23% 3.53% 6.08%
Number of salaries quoted 31 31 77
10th Percentile £30,500 £23,500 £29,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £35,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% -30.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £58,000 -
England median annual salary £52,500 £53,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -1.87% -2.73% -

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 1,701 963 1,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.34% 17.81% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,368 829 1,491
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -5.88%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -52 39 £50,000 +39.41% 6
East Midlands -53 14 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 36 (65.45%) Windows
2 28 (50.91%) Azure
3 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
4 26 (47.27%) Active Directory
5 19 (34.55%) Microsoft 365
6 17 (30.91%) Windows Server
7 16 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (29.09%) VMware
8 14 (25.45%) Linux
8 14 (25.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (23.64%) PowerShell
9 13 (23.64%) VPN
10 12 (21.82%) DNS
11 11 (20.00%) Firewall
12 10 (18.18%) IaaS
13 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2016
13 9 (16.36%) Service Management
13 9 (16.36%) SCOM
13 9 (16.36%) Network Security
13 9 (16.36%) Cisco
13 9 (16.36%) Juniper
14 8 (14.55%) SQL
14 8 (14.55%) ITIL
14 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (14.55%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
15 7 (12.73%) vSphere
15 7 (12.73%) Test Strategy
15 7 (12.73%) Kubernetes

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 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) Confluence
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (50.91%) Azure
2 19 (34.55%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (25.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (18.18%) IaaS
5 7 (12.73%) Azure Key Vault
6 5 (9.09%) Azure Monitor
6 5 (9.09%) OneDrive
7 2 (3.64%) AWS
7 2 (3.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 2 (3.64%) Azure Storage
8 1 (1.82%) GCP
8 1 (1.82%) PaaS
8 1 (1.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) VPN
2 12 (21.82%) DNS
3 11 (20.00%) Firewall
4 9 (16.36%) Network Security
5 6 (10.91%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (9.09%) DHCP
6 5 (9.09%) DSL
7 3 (5.45%) Internet
8 2 (3.64%) IPsec
8 2 (3.64%) LAN
8 2 (3.64%) WAN
9 1 (1.82%) MPLS
9 1 (1.82%) Nokia DX220
9 1 (1.82%) OSPF
9 1 (1.82%) VoIP
9 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.82%) Wireless
9 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Bitbucket
1 2 (3.64%) Grunt
1 2 (3.64%) gulp
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.82%) Selenium
2 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.82%) TestComplete
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.91%) Legal
1 6 (10.91%) Social Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Automotive
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) IT Support
4 4 (7.27%) Platform Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.45%) IT Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Angular Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) ARM Templates
1 4 (7.27%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.64%) CSS
2 2 (3.64%) HTML
2 2 (3.64%) RESTful
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (12.73%) Mainframe
3 4 (7.27%) PKI
4 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.64%) CCTV
5 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.82%) FMCG
6 1 (1.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 36 (65.45%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) Windows Server
3 14 (25.45%) Linux
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (12.73%) zOS
6 6 (10.91%) CentOS
6 6 (10.91%) Ubuntu
6 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 9 (16.36%) Service Management
2 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.55%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
3 7 (12.73%) Migration
3 7 (12.73%) SDLC
3 7 (12.73%) Test Strategy
4 6 (10.91%) Cost Control
4 6 (10.91%) Line Management
5 5 (9.09%) DevOps
5 5 (9.09%) Email Filtering
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
5 5 (9.09%) ITSM
5 5 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (9.09%) Project Delivery
5 5 (9.09%) Web Filtering
6 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.55%) SQL
3 7 (12.73%) Assembly Language
3 7 (12.73%) COBOL
4 5 (9.09%) Bicep
5 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) C#
6 2 (3.64%) Java
7 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.82%) CCNA
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.82%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.82%) MCITP
6 1 (1.82%) MCP
6 1 (1.82%) MCSA
6 1 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.27%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 26 (47.27%) Active Directory
2 16 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.73%) vSphere
4 6 (10.91%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (9.09%) Docker
6 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (1.82%) KVM
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) SCOM
2 7 (12.73%) Kubernetes
3 6 (10.91%) SCCM
4 5 (9.09%) Ansible
4 5 (9.09%) Terraform
5 4 (7.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (7.27%) Consul
5 4 (7.27%) Grafana
5 4 (7.27%) Graphite
5 4 (7.27%) Opsview
5 4 (7.27%) Packer
5 4 (7.27%) Prometheus
5 4 (7.27%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.64%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
2 16 (29.09%) VMware
3 9 (16.36%) Cisco
3 9 (16.36%) Juniper
4 7 (12.73%) IBM
5 5 (9.09%) Meraki
5 5 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 4 (7.27%) HP
7 3 (5.45%) SAP
7 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.64%) Citrix
8 2 (3.64%) Sophos
9 1 (1.82%) Avaya
9 1 (1.82%) BMC
9 1 (1.82%) Dell
9 1 (1.82%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.82%) Nokia
9 1 (1.82%) Nortel
9 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.82%) Veritas