Period
to 13 October 2019

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

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > North of England
6 months to
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 338 302 382
Rank change year-on-year -36 +80 +68
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 110 175 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.60% 0.82% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 3.59% 5.42% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 65 143 91
North of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +16.88% +14.07%
10th Percentile £35,300 £21,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £64,800 £85,000 £51,754
England median annual salary £51,750 £55,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -5.91% +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 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 3,068 3,226 3,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 16.78% 15.13% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,586 2,692 2,555
North of England median annual salary £40,000 £41,548 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.72% +10.79% +4.17%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
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 North of England

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the North of England over the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 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
North West -35 65 £43,000 -9.47% 16
Yorkshire +4 38 £55,000 +39.24% 5
North East +21 7 £42,500 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 13 October 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 North of England region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 56 (50.91%) Windows
2 54 (49.09%) Active Directory
3 52 (47.27%) Linux
4 51 (46.36%) Microsoft
5 44 (40.00%) DevOps
6 42 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (35.45%) DNS
8 37 (33.64%) VMware
9 34 (30.91%) Azure
10 33 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (28.18%) DHCP
12 30 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (25.45%) Jenkins
13 28 (25.45%) Hyper-V
13 28 (25.45%) Degree
13 28 (25.45%) SUSE
14 27 (24.55%) Java
14 27 (24.55%) Git (software)
15 26 (23.64%) Test Automation
15 26 (23.64%) SharePoint
16 25 (22.73%) Computer Science
16 25 (22.73%) Windows Server
17 24 (21.82%) JIRA
17 24 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (21.82%) TCP/IP
18 23 (20.91%) WAN
18 23 (20.91%) Open Source
18 23 (20.91%) Time Management
18 23 (20.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 22 (20.00%) Problem-Solving

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 26 (23.64%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (10.00%) IIS
4 7 (6.36%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.64%) Confluence
5 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.73%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (30.91%) Azure
2 16 (14.55%) AWS
3 14 (12.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (11.82%) Office 365
5 8 (7.27%) IaaS
5 8 (7.27%) PaaS
6 4 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.64%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.64%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.73%) GitHub
8 2 (1.82%) GCP
8 2 (1.82%) Serverless
9 1 (0.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.91%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.91%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (35.45%) DNS
2 31 (28.18%) DHCP
3 24 (21.82%) TCP/IP
4 23 (20.91%) WAN
5 19 (17.27%) LAN
6 17 (15.45%) SAN
7 15 (13.64%) Firewall
8 5 (4.55%) VPN
9 4 (3.64%) SSL
10 3 (2.73%) HTTP
10 3 (2.73%) MPLS
10 3 (2.73%) Network Security
10 3 (2.73%) Skype
10 3 (2.73%) SSH
10 3 (2.73%) WLAN
11 2 (1.82%) FTP
11 2 (1.82%) SMTP
11 2 (1.82%) VoIP
11 2 (1.82%) Wireless
12 1 (0.91%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.82%) MySQL
3 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.91%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.91%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (25.45%) Jenkins
2 27 (24.55%) Git (software)
3 24 (21.82%) JIRA
4 21 (19.09%) Gerrit
5 5 (4.55%) GitLab
5 5 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.64%) Bitbucket Server
6 4 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.82%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.82%) GoCD
7 2 (1.82%) Robot Framework
7 2 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.82%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.91%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.91%) Selenium
8 1 (0.91%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.91%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Public Sector
3 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.91%) Marketing
3 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (19.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (17.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (17.27%) Software Engineer
3 14 (12.73%) Compiler Engineer
3 14 (12.73%) Senior Compiler Engineer
3 14 (12.73%) Senior Software Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
5 10 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (9.09%) Architect
6 9 (8.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Senior DevOps
7 7 (6.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.45%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Unix Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.27%) OpenJDK
2 14 (12.73%) Web Services
3 5 (4.55%) .NET
4 4 (3.64%) Middleware
5 2 (1.82%) HTML
5 2 (1.82%) HTML5
5 2 (1.82%) Node.js
6 1 (0.91%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.91%) CSS
6 1 (0.91%) CSS3
6 1 (0.91%) JSON
6 1 (0.91%) React
6 1 (0.91%) RESTful
6 1 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.09%) Self-Motivation
1 21 (19.09%) Smartphone
1 21 (19.09%) Virtual Team
2 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.64%) Clustering
3 11 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.09%) Public Cloud
5 8 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (7.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (4.55%) Driving Licence
6 5 (4.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 4 (3.64%) PKI
8 2 (1.82%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.82%) Social Network
9 1 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.91%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 56 (50.91%) Windows
2 52 (47.27%) Linux
3 30 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (25.45%) SUSE
5 25 (22.73%) Windows Server
6 24 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (20.00%) CentOS
7 22 (20.00%) Ubuntu
8 15 (13.64%) Unix
9 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (10.91%) Solaris
11 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.73%) Debian
13 1 (0.91%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.00%) DevOps
2 42 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (23.64%) Test Automation
4 25 (22.73%) Computer Science
5 23 (20.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 23 (20.91%) Open Source
5 23 (20.91%) Time Management
6 22 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (19.09%) Open Source Development
7 21 (19.09%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (19.09%) SDLC
8 20 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 19 (17.27%) Performance Analysis
10 16 (14.55%) ITIL
11 15 (13.64%) Change Management
11 15 (13.64%) Problem Management
12 14 (12.73%) Incident Management
13 12 (10.91%) Configuration Management
13 12 (10.91%) Infrastructure as Code
14 11 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.55%) Java
2 19 (17.27%) C
2 19 (17.27%) C++
3 11 (10.00%) Python
3 11 (10.00%) SQL
4 9 (8.18%) PowerShell
5 7 (6.36%) Go
6 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.82%) C#
7 2 (1.82%) PHP
7 2 (1.82%) Ruby
8 1 (0.91%) Clojure
8 1 (0.91%) Groovy
8 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (25.45%) Degree
2 20 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
2 20 (18.18%) MCSE
2 20 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
4 16 (14.55%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (4.55%) CCNA
6 5 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.64%) AWS Certification
8 3 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.82%) MCSA
10 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.91%) CCNP
10 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.91%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.27%) SLA
2 5 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) GDPR
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (49.09%) Active Directory
2 33 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (25.45%) Hyper-V
4 18 (16.36%) vSphere
5 14 (12.73%) Terminal Services
6 12 (10.91%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (2.73%) Docker
9 2 (1.82%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.91%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.91%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (15.45%) Ansible
2 15 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (10.91%) Puppet
4 8 (7.27%) Kubernetes
4 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (3.64%) Terraform
5 4 (3.64%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.73%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.73%) SCOM
7 2 (1.82%) Grafana
7 2 (1.82%) Kibana
7 2 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.82%) NetApp OnCommand
7 2 (1.82%) SCCM
7 2 (1.82%) vMotion
7 2 (1.82%) vRealize
7 2 (1.82%) WSUS
8 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 51 (46.36%) Microsoft
2 37 (33.64%) VMware
3 22 (20.00%) Cisco
4 15 (13.64%) Oracle
5 11 (10.00%) HP
6 9 (8.18%) Sun
7 7 (6.36%) Citrix
8 5 (4.55%) McAfee
8 5 (4.55%) NetApp
8 5 (4.55%) Symantec
9 4 (3.64%) Atlassian
9 4 (3.64%) New Relic
9 4 (3.64%) Trend Micro
10 3 (2.73%) Ivanti
10 3 (2.73%) Splunk
10 3 (2.73%) Veritas
11 2 (1.82%) Google
11 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.82%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.82%) Veeam