Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > North of England
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 277 356 351
Rank change year-on-year +79 -5 +80
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 66 114 141
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 0.58% 0.60% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 3.47% 3.49% 4.77%
Number of salaries quoted 44 85 127
Median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% +4.76% +40.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,550 £24,750
90th Percentile £58,500 £77,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +7.14%

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 1,900 3,270 2,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 16.55% 17.20% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,547 2,725 2,481
Median annual salary £47,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £25,750 £21,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

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 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 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
Yorkshire +112 36 £52,500 - 1
North West +31 25 £40,000 -33.33% 6
North East +13 5 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Virtual Machines
England

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

1 32 (48.48%) Windows
2 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 25 (37.88%) VMware
3 25 (37.88%) Azure
4 23 (34.85%) Clustering
4 23 (34.85%) Linux
5 20 (30.30%) Firewall
5 20 (30.30%) Migration
5 20 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
6 18 (27.27%) SLA
7 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (25.76%) LAN
8 16 (24.24%) WAN
8 16 (24.24%) MCSE
8 16 (24.24%) CCNA
8 16 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 15 (22.73%) SQL
9 15 (22.73%) Office 365
10 14 (21.21%) Unix
10 14 (21.21%) Change Management
10 14 (21.21%) Incident Management
10 14 (21.21%) Problem Management
10 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
11 13 (19.70%) Retail
11 13 (19.70%) SAN
11 13 (19.70%) Oracle
11 13 (19.70%) VoIP

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 1 (1.52%) Apache
1 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (37.88%) Azure
2 15 (22.73%) Office 365
3 12 (18.18%) IaaS
4 11 (16.67%) Azure Data Factory
4 11 (16.67%) Azure Stack
4 11 (16.67%) PaaS
4 11 (16.67%) Power Platform
5 7 (10.61%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (30.30%) Firewall
2 17 (25.76%) LAN
3 16 (24.24%) WAN
4 13 (19.70%) SAN
4 13 (19.70%) VoIP
5 12 (18.18%) IP Telephony
5 12 (18.18%) Wireless
6 7 (10.61%) DNS
7 5 (7.58%) DHCP
7 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.03%) SMTP
9 1 (1.52%) HTTP
9 1 (1.52%) Internet
9 1 (1.52%) SSH
9 1 (1.52%) SSL
9 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 11 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
1 11 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (16.67%) Power BI
2 7 (10.61%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (19.70%) Retail
2 1 (1.52%) Billing
2 1 (1.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Administrator
1 13 (19.70%) Network Administrator
1 13 (19.70%) Systems Administrator
2 12 (18.18%) IT Administrator
2 12 (18.18%) IT Systems Administrator
2 12 (18.18%) Unix Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Architect
5 7 (10.61%) Azure Architect
5 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (6.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Server Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) LAMP
2 1 (1.52%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.85%) Clustering
2 12 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 32 (48.48%) Windows
2 23 (34.85%) Linux
3 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
4 14 (21.21%) Unix
5 12 (18.18%) Solaris
5 12 (18.18%) SUSE
6 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.52%) CentOS
11 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) Migration
2 16 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (21.21%) Change Management
3 14 (21.21%) Incident Management
3 14 (21.21%) Problem Management
4 13 (19.70%) Collaborative Working
5 12 (18.18%) Facilities Management
5 12 (18.18%) Network Architecture
6 11 (16.67%) Analytics
6 11 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (16.67%) Data Analytics
6 11 (16.67%) Data Transformation
6 11 (16.67%) Visualisation
7 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (9.09%) Data Security
9 5 (7.58%) DevOps
10 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure as Code
11 3 (4.55%) ITIL
11 3 (4.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) SQL
2 6 (9.09%) Python
3 4 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (24.24%) CCNA
2 16 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (24.24%) MCSE
3 12 (18.18%) MCSA
4 4 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.55%) Degree
6 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.52%) GIAC
7 1 (1.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 20 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
4 9 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (7.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 4 (6.06%) vSphere
7 2 (3.03%) Docker
8 1 (1.52%) NFS
8 1 (1.52%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) SCVMM
2 4 (6.06%) Ansible
2 4 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.03%) Puppet
4 1 (1.52%) Cacti
4 1 (1.52%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (1.52%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.52%) Nagios
4 1 (1.52%) Terraform
4 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) VMware
2 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.70%) Oracle
4 12 (18.18%) Sun
5 11 (16.67%) Databricks
5 11 (16.67%) PlateSpin
5 11 (16.67%) Tableau
5 11 (16.67%) VirtaMove
6 5 (7.58%) Cisco
6 5 (7.58%) Citrix
6 5 (7.58%) HP
7 2 (3.03%) Apple
7 2 (3.03%) Remedy
7 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.52%) AlienVault
8 1 (1.52%) ANSYS
8 1 (1.52%) UiPath
8 1 (1.52%) Veeam