Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 322 296
Rank change year-on-year +70 -26 +29
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 109 50 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 0.38% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 6.31% 3.39% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 90 47 39
North West median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% +51.07%
10th Percentile £21,250 £35,150 £22,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £55,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.58% +1.05% +5.56%

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 1,728 1,475 1,164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.25% 11.20% 10.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,403 1,245 965
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £21,100
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +87 98 £47,500 +10.47% 12
Merseyside +24 8 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Cumbria 0 2 £60,000 +126.42%
Cheshire -24 1 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 66 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (56.88%) Windows
3 59 (54.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (53.21%) Active Directory
5 53 (48.62%) Git (software)
6 51 (46.79%) SQL
7 50 (45.87%) Amazon AWS
8 48 (44.04%) DevOps
9 47 (43.12%) Linux
10 39 (35.78%) Jenkins
10 39 (35.78%) JIRA
11 38 (34.86%) Confluence
12 37 (33.94%) Amazon EC2
12 37 (33.94%) Amazon S3
12 37 (33.94%) TeamCity
12 37 (33.94%) Trend Micro
12 37 (33.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 37 (33.94%) Amazon RDS
12 37 (33.94%) Amazon SQS
12 37 (33.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 37 (33.94%) New Relic
12 37 (33.94%) Ansible
12 37 (33.94%) AWS CloudFormation
12 37 (33.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 37 (33.94%) Azure Active Directory
12 37 (33.94%) IIS
12 37 (33.94%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (33.94%) Network Virtualisation
13 36 (33.03%) Private Cloud
14 27 (24.77%) Java

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 38 (34.86%) Confluence
2 37 (33.94%) IIS
3 18 (16.51%) SharePoint
4 13 (11.93%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (9.17%) MS Exchange
5 10 (9.17%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (9.17%) Skype for Business
6 7 (6.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.75%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.92%) Apache
9 1 (0.92%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (9.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (54.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (45.87%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (33.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 37 (33.94%) Amazon EC2
3 37 (33.94%) Amazon S3
3 37 (33.94%) Amazon SQS
3 37 (33.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 37 (33.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (15.60%) Office 365
5 15 (13.76%) GitHub
6 14 (12.84%) IaaS
7 3 (2.75%) PaaS
7 3 (2.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.18%) Firewall
2 21 (19.27%) WAN
3 19 (17.43%) SAN
4 18 (16.51%) LAN
5 17 (15.60%) TCP/IP
6 10 (9.17%) Skype
7 7 (6.42%) DHCP
7 7 (6.42%) DNS
8 1 (0.92%) VLAN
8 1 (0.92%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (33.94%) Amazon RDS
2 14 (12.84%) NoSQL
2 14 (12.84%) SQL Server
3 13 (11.93%) MongoDB
3 13 (11.93%) Neo4j
3 13 (11.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (9.17%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.42%) MySQL
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 53 (48.62%) Git (software)
2 39 (35.78%) Jenkins
2 39 (35.78%) JIRA
3 37 (33.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 37 (33.94%) Octopus Deploy
3 37 (33.94%) TeamCity
4 15 (13.76%) GitLab
5 1 (0.92%) QF-Test
5 1 (0.92%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.92%) Subversion
General
1 10 (9.17%) Retail
2 3 (2.75%) Finance
3 1 (0.92%) Automotive
3 1 (0.92%) Legal
3 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (20.18%) Developer
1 22 (20.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (18.35%) IT Support
3 18 (16.51%) DevOps Manager
4 12 (11.01%) Java Developer
5 11 (10.09%) IT Support Technician
5 11 (10.09%) IT Technician
5 11 (10.09%) SAN Support
5 11 (10.09%) Server Support
5 11 (10.09%) Server Support Technician
5 11 (10.09%) Server Technician
5 11 (10.09%) Support Technician
6 10 (9.17%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (8.26%) Support Engineer
8 8 (7.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Administrator
10 5 (4.59%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.02%) CSS
1 24 (22.02%) CSS3
1 24 (22.02%) HTML
1 24 (22.02%) HTML5
1 24 (22.02%) React
2 23 (21.10%) RESTful
3 18 (16.51%) Node.js
4 8 (7.34%) Web Services
5 6 (5.50%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.75%) .NET
7 2 (1.83%) Middleware
7 2 (1.83%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.92%) Dropwizard
8 1 (0.92%) libvirt
8 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (33.03%) Private Cloud
2 5 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.92%) AS400
5 1 (0.92%) Clustering
5 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.92%) IBM Storwize
5 1 (0.92%) iSeries
5 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.92%) PKI
5 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (56.88%) Windows
2 47 (43.12%) Linux
3 19 (17.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (10.09%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.50%) Unix
7 4 (3.67%) Android
7 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.67%) Solaris
8 3 (2.75%) CentOS
8 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.83%) AIX
9 2 (1.83%) HPUX
10 1 (0.92%) SUSE
10 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (44.04%) DevOps
3 37 (33.94%) Business Intelligence
3 37 (33.94%) Network Virtualisation
4 26 (23.85%) Pair Programming
4 26 (23.85%) SOA
5 25 (22.94%) TDD
6 23 (21.10%) Microservices
6 23 (21.10%) OO
6 23 (21.10%) OOP
7 22 (20.18%) Open Source
7 22 (20.18%) Software Delivery
8 19 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (15.60%) Scrum
10 16 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (11.01%) ITIL
12 11 (10.09%) Problem Management
13 10 (9.17%) CRM
13 10 (9.17%) ITIL V3
13 10 (9.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (46.79%) SQL
2 27 (24.77%) Java
3 25 (22.94%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.26%) Python
4 9 (8.26%) Ruby
5 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.83%) Clojure
6 2 (1.83%) Groovy
6 2 (1.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.17%) HNC
3 7 (6.42%) MCSE
4 5 (4.59%) MCTS
4 5 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.83%) Degree
5 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.92%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.92%) ISEB
6 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) SLA
2 4 (3.67%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 58 (53.21%) Active Directory
2 20 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.09%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (7.34%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.42%) Terminal Services
5 7 (6.42%) vSphere
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.83%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.92%) Docker
8 1 (0.92%) Firmware
8 1 (0.92%) LXC
8 1 (0.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (33.94%) Ansible
2 11 (10.09%) SCCM
3 10 (9.17%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.75%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.92%) Puppet
5 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 37 (33.94%) New Relic
1 37 (33.94%) Trend Micro
2 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.35%) VMware
4 12 (11.01%) Google
5 8 (7.34%) Oracle
6 3 (2.75%) IBM
6 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco
7 2 (1.83%) Facebook
7 2 (1.83%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.92%) Capita
8 1 (0.92%) Sophos
8 1 (0.92%) Sun
8 1 (0.92%) Veeam