Period
to 16 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > North of England
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 276 318 312
Rank change year-on-year +42 -6 +65
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 29 80 147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 0.31% 0.49% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 1.67% 3.05% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 29 66 128
Median annual salary £49,500 £55,000 £48,452
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +13.52% +12.68%
10th Percentile £29,150 £31,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 North of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,736 2,620 3,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 18.57% 16.20% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,557 2,236 2,721
Median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,000 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,750
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 North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the North of England

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in the North of England.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the North of England

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in the North of England over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the North of England

Virtual Machines
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the North of England region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Yorkshire +25 15 £43,500 -20.91% 3
North West +51 12 £55,000 +10.57% 8
North East +19 2 £37,000 +2.09% 4
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 North of England region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Linux
3 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
3 13 (44.83%) Azure
4 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 12 (41.38%) Windows Server
5 11 (37.93%) DNS
6 10 (34.48%) VMware
7 9 (31.03%) Hyper-V
7 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
7 9 (31.03%) DevOps
8 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (24.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
10 6 (20.69%) Unix
10 6 (20.69%) SCCM
10 6 (20.69%) Office 365
11 5 (17.24%) IaaS
11 5 (17.24%) Decision-Making
12 4 (13.79%) GDPR
12 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure as Code
12 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 4 (13.79%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
12 4 (13.79%) Docker
12 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (13.79%) Kafka
12 4 (13.79%) AWS

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 3 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) Azure
2 7 (24.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (20.69%) Office 365
4 5 (17.24%) IaaS
5 4 (13.79%) AWS
6 2 (6.90%) PaaS
7 1 (3.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (3.45%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) DNS
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
2 4 (13.79%) VPN
3 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) Kerberos
4 2 (6.90%) Skype
4 2 (6.90%) VLAN
5 1 (3.45%) DHCP
5 1 (3.45%) HTTP
5 1 (3.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.45%) SAN
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) Redis
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) JMeter
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.45%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Control Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (10.34%) IT Support
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Lead DevOps
5 2 (6.90%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (6.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Kafka
2 2 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (6.90%) Apache NiFi
2 2 (6.90%) Loki
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Flex
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.90%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Linux
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server
4 6 (20.69%) Unix
5 4 (13.79%) Solaris
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.34%) SUSE
6 3 (10.34%) VMS
7 2 (6.90%) CentOS
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) DevOps
2 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (17.24%) Decision-Making
5 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.79%) Time Management
6 3 (10.34%) Change Management
6 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.34%) Runbook
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Storage Management
7 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.90%) Wealth Management
7 2 (6.90%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) MCSA
2 2 (6.90%) MCSE
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) GDPR
2 3 (10.34%) COSHH
2 3 (10.34%) SLA
3 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) Hyper-V
3 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.79%) Docker
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.90%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (13.79%) SCOM
2 4 (13.79%) SCVMM
2 4 (13.79%) WSUS
3 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.90%) Ansible
4 2 (6.90%) Grafana
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.90%) Prometheus
4 2 (6.90%) Terraform
5 1 (3.45%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Siemens
3 3 (10.34%) Sun
4 2 (6.90%) EMC
4 2 (6.90%) NetApp
4 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.90%) Sophos
5 1 (3.45%) LogRhythm
5 1 (3.45%) Splunk