Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 325 292
Rank change year-on-year +55 -33 +55
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 88 42 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.33% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 5.35% 3.03% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 75 41 45
North West median annual salary £60,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -6.25% +16.79%
10th Percentile £22,500 £30,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £50,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £52,750 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.90% +6.67% +2.27%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,646 1,387 1,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.29% 10.76% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,347 1,143 1,017
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -1.75%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,500 £20,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.38% +5.00%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the North West

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the North West.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the North West

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the North West over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the North West

Virtual Machines
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 June 2018. 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
Manchester +66 76 £60,000 +60.00% 15
Merseyside +10 4 £58,750 +38.24% 2
Cheshire -20 4 £65,000 +73.33%
Cumbria -1 3 £60,000 +126.42%
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 63 (71.59%) Windows
2 50 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (54.55%) Git (software)
4 47 (53.41%) Active Directory
5 44 (50.00%) SQL
5 44 (50.00%) Linux
5 44 (50.00%) DevOps
6 43 (48.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 40 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
7 40 (45.45%) Ansible
8 34 (38.64%) Jenkins
9 33 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 33 (37.50%) JIRA
10 32 (36.36%) IIS
10 32 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (36.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 32 (36.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 32 (36.36%) Amazon RDS
10 32 (36.36%) New Relic
10 32 (36.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 32 (36.36%) Amazon EC2
10 32 (36.36%) Amazon S3
10 32 (36.36%) Confluence
10 32 (36.36%) Amazon SQS
10 32 (36.36%) TeamCity
10 32 (36.36%) Trend Micro
10 32 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 32 (36.36%) Network Virtualisation
11 31 (35.23%) Private Cloud
12 27 (30.68%) Microsoft

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 32 (36.36%) Confluence
1 32 (36.36%) IIS
2 17 (19.32%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 8 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.14%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) nginx
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (48.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (36.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 32 (36.36%) Amazon EC2
4 32 (36.36%) Amazon S3
4 32 (36.36%) Amazon SQS
4 32 (36.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (19.32%) Office 365
6 8 (9.09%) IaaS
6 8 (9.09%) NuGet
7 7 (7.95%) GitHub
8 2 (2.27%) SaaS
9 1 (1.14%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 13 (14.77%) Firewall
2 13 (14.77%) SAN
3 12 (13.64%) LAN
3 12 (13.64%) WAN
4 8 (9.09%) DHCP
4 8 (9.09%) DNS
4 8 (9.09%) Skype
5 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (36.36%) Amazon RDS
2 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.23%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 8 (9.09%) Neo4j
4 8 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.82%) MySQL
6 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 48 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 34 (38.64%) Jenkins
3 33 (37.50%) JIRA
4 32 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 32 (36.36%) Octopus Deploy
4 32 (36.36%) TeamCity
5 7 (7.95%) GitLab
6 1 (1.14%) QF-Test
6 1 (1.14%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 6 (6.82%) Retail
2 4 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Automotive
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Law
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (17.05%) DevOps Manager
3 14 (15.91%) Developer
4 12 (13.64%) IT Support
5 10 (11.36%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (10.23%) Senior DevOps
6 9 (10.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) Lead DevOps
7 8 (9.09%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.68%) IT Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Project Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Project Support Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.55%) SAN Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.05%) CSS
1 15 (17.05%) CSS3
1 15 (17.05%) HTML
1 15 (17.05%) HTML5
1 15 (17.05%) React
2 14 (15.91%) RESTful
3 9 (10.23%) Node.js
3 9 (10.23%) Web Services
4 6 (6.82%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.27%) .NET
5 2 (2.27%) Middleware
6 1 (1.14%) Dropwizard
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (35.23%) Private Cloud
2 5 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) AS400
4 1 (1.14%) Clustering
4 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.14%) iSeries
4 1 (1.14%) PKI
4 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.14%) Replication
4 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (71.59%) Windows
2 44 (50.00%) Linux
3 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (11.36%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.41%) Android
6 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.27%) Unix
8 1 (1.14%) AIX
8 1 (1.14%) CentOS
8 1 (1.14%) HPUX
8 1 (1.14%) Solaris
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (50.00%) DevOps
3 32 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (36.36%) Network Virtualisation
4 23 (26.14%) TDD
5 18 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (18.18%) Pair Programming
7 14 (15.91%) Microservices
7 14 (15.91%) OO
7 14 (15.91%) OOP
7 14 (15.91%) SOA
8 13 (14.77%) Open Source
8 13 (14.77%) Software Delivery
9 11 (12.50%) ITIL
10 9 (10.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (10.23%) Problem Management
10 9 (10.23%) Scrum
11 8 (9.09%) Change Management
11 8 (9.09%) ITIL V3
11 8 (9.09%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (50.00%) SQL
2 17 (19.32%) Java
3 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.55%) Python
6 3 (3.41%) Ruby
7 1 (1.14%) Clojure
7 1 (1.14%) Groovy
7 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.09%) HNC
2 8 (9.09%) MCSE
3 5 (5.68%) MCTS
3 5 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.27%) Degree
6 1 (1.14%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.14%) ISEB
6 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) SLA
2 5 (5.68%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 47 (53.41%) Active Directory
2 23 (26.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (19.32%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.36%) VirtualBox
5 8 (9.09%) Terminal Services
5 8 (9.09%) vSphere
5 8 (9.09%) Xen
6 4 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.14%) Docker
7 1 (1.14%) Firmware
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.14%) XenApp
7 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (45.45%) Ansible
2 9 (10.23%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (10.23%) Puppet
2 9 (10.23%) SCVMM
3 8 (9.09%) SCCM
4 1 (1.14%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.14%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.14%) SCSM
4 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 32 (36.36%) New Relic
1 32 (36.36%) Trend Micro
2 27 (30.68%) Microsoft
3 23 (26.14%) VMware
4 7 (7.95%) Google
5 4 (4.55%) Oracle
6 3 (3.41%) Capita
6 3 (3.41%) Cisco
6 3 (3.41%) IBM
7 2 (2.27%) Facebook
7 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.14%) Citrix
8 1 (1.14%) Sophos
8 1 (1.14%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.14%) Veeam