Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 321 334
Rank change year-on-year +102 +13 -8
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 134 53 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.19% 0.40% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 7.06% 3.46% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 117 53 28
North West median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% +34.38% -20.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £27,900 £22,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £55,000 £39,875
England median annual salary £54,250 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.50% +11.11% -4.26%

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 1,898 1,532 1,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.82% 11.64% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,568 1,237 1,208
North West median annual salary £42,750 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.00% +2.74% +7.35%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +70 109 £47,500 +10.47% 13
Merseyside +19 14 £75,000 +72.41% 2
Cheshire +26 5 £35,000 +29.63% 2
Lancashire +9 4 £46,903 +39.49%
Cumbria +4 3 £47,000 -18.26% 1
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 79 (58.96%) Active Directory
2 68 (50.75%) Windows
3 67 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 63 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (38.81%) Linux
5 52 (38.81%) Git (software)
5 52 (38.81%) DevOps
6 49 (36.57%) Amazon AWS
6 49 (36.57%) SQL
6 49 (36.57%) WAN
7 43 (32.09%) VMware
7 43 (32.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (29.85%) JIRA
8 40 (29.85%) Confluence
8 40 (29.85%) Ansible
8 40 (29.85%) LAN
8 40 (29.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 39 (29.10%) Jenkins
10 38 (28.36%) Amazon RDS
10 38 (28.36%) Amazon SQS
10 38 (28.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 38 (28.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 38 (28.36%) New Relic
10 38 (28.36%) Amazon EC2
10 38 (28.36%) Amazon S3
10 38 (28.36%) Trend Micro
10 38 (28.36%) TeamCity
10 38 (28.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 38 (28.36%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (28.36%) 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 40 (29.85%) Confluence
2 38 (28.36%) IIS
3 13 (9.70%) SharePoint
4 11 (8.21%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (6.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (4.48%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.73%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (2.99%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.75%) nginx
10 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 67 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (36.57%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (29.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 38 (28.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 38 (28.36%) Amazon EC2
4 38 (28.36%) Amazon S3
4 38 (28.36%) Amazon SQS
4 38 (28.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 18 (13.43%) Office 365
6 14 (10.45%) IaaS
7 13 (9.70%) GitHub
8 9 (6.72%) PaaS
8 9 (6.72%) SaaS
9 1 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (36.57%) WAN
2 40 (29.85%) LAN
3 36 (26.87%) SAN
4 34 (25.37%) Firewall
5 16 (11.94%) TCP/IP
6 12 (8.96%) DHCP
6 12 (8.96%) DNS
7 4 (2.99%) Skype
8 2 (1.49%) DMZ
8 2 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.49%) VoIP
9 1 (0.75%) BGP
9 1 (0.75%) Broadband
9 1 (0.75%) OSPF
9 1 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.75%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (28.36%) Amazon RDS
2 12 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.21%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.21%) Neo4j
3 11 (8.21%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.24%) MySQL
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (38.81%) Git (software)
2 40 (29.85%) JIRA
3 39 (29.10%) Jenkins
4 38 (28.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 38 (28.36%) Octopus Deploy
4 38 (28.36%) TeamCity
5 13 (9.70%) GitLab
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (3.73%) Retail
2 3 (2.24%) Finance
3 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (26.12%) IT Support
2 28 (20.90%) IT Support Technician
2 28 (20.90%) IT Technician
2 28 (20.90%) SAN Support
2 28 (20.90%) Server Support
2 28 (20.90%) Server Support Technician
2 28 (20.90%) Server Technician
2 28 (20.90%) Support Technician
3 24 (17.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (14.18%) DevOps Manager
5 16 (11.94%) Developer
6 13 (9.70%) Java Developer
7 12 (8.96%) Architect
8 11 (8.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (8.21%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (8.21%) Support Engineer
9 9 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.93%) HTML
2 16 (11.94%) CSS
2 16 (11.94%) CSS3
2 16 (11.94%) HTML5
2 16 (11.94%) React
2 16 (11.94%) RESTful
3 14 (10.45%) Node.js
4 10 (7.46%) Web Services
5 2 (1.49%) .NET
5 2 (1.49%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.75%) JSON
6 1 (0.75%) libvirt
6 1 (0.75%) Middleware
6 1 (0.75%) WCF
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.75%) WinForms
6 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (28.36%) Private Cloud
2 10 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (6.72%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.24%) Clustering
6 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.49%) Life Science
6 2 (1.49%) NHS
6 2 (1.49%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (50.75%) Windows
2 52 (38.81%) Linux
3 16 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (10.45%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.48%) Unix
7 5 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.73%) Solaris
8 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.24%) SUSE
10 2 (1.49%) CentOS
10 2 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.75%) AIX
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.75%) HPUX
11 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (38.81%) DevOps
3 38 (28.36%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (28.36%) Network Virtualisation
4 25 (18.66%) SOA
5 18 (13.43%) TDD
6 17 (12.69%) Open Source
6 17 (12.69%) Pair Programming
6 17 (12.69%) Software Delivery
7 16 (11.94%) Microservices
7 16 (11.94%) OO
7 16 (11.94%) OOP
7 16 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (11.19%) Scrum
9 14 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.21%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (8.21%) IT Strategy
11 10 (7.46%) Mentoring
12 9 (6.72%) Business Process Analysis
12 9 (6.72%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 49 (36.57%) SQL
2 21 (15.67%) Java
3 17 (12.69%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.21%) Python
5 10 (7.46%) Ruby
6 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.75%) C#
8 1 (0.75%) Clojure
8 1 (0.75%) Groovy
8 1 (0.75%) Scala
8 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.21%) MCSE
3 5 (3.73%) MCTS
3 5 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.99%) HNC
5 2 (1.49%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.49%) Degree
5 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) SLA
2 2 (1.49%) GDPR
2 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 79 (58.96%) Active Directory
2 43 (32.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (20.90%) Virtual Servers
4 13 (9.70%) Hyper-V
5 11 (8.21%) vSphere
6 10 (7.46%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.49%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.49%) Docker
7 2 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.49%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.49%) XenApp
7 2 (1.49%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.75%) iptables
8 1 (0.75%) LXC
8 1 (0.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 40 (29.85%) Ansible
2 6 (4.48%) SCVMM
3 5 (3.73%) SCCM
4 2 (1.49%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.49%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.49%) MaaS360
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.49%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.49%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.49%) SCSM
5 1 (0.75%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.75%) Puppet
5 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (32.09%) VMware
2 38 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 38 (28.36%) New Relic
2 38 (28.36%) Trend Micro
3 10 (7.46%) Oracle
4 9 (6.72%) Google
5 6 (4.48%) Cisco
5 6 (4.48%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.24%) Sun
7 2 (1.49%) Citrix
7 2 (1.49%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.49%) Sophos
7 2 (1.49%) Veeam
8 1 (0.75%) HP
8 1 (0.75%) IBM
8 1 (0.75%) Sage
8 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.75%) Xamarin