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

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 314 317
Rank change year-on-year +85 +3 +18
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 133 55 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 0.43% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 7.19% 3.64% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 110 52 38
North West median annual salary £47,250 £42,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +31.54% -3.70%
10th Percentile £21,250 £36,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £53,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,849 1,510 1,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.71% 11.77% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,499 1,259 1,080
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £20,950 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £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 October 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 October 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 +75 116 £47,500 +10.47% 8
Merseyside +15 10 £75,000 +74.42% 5
Lancashire +15 4 £46,903 +72.12% 1
Cumbria +6 2 £44,000 +66.04% 2
Cheshire -7 1 £23,000 -38.67% 3
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 72 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (53.38%) Active Directory
3 67 (50.38%) Windows
4 62 (46.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 55 (41.35%) Git (software)
6 54 (40.60%) SQL
7 51 (38.35%) Amazon AWS
8 50 (37.59%) Linux
9 49 (36.84%) DevOps
10 40 (30.08%) Jenkins
10 40 (30.08%) JIRA
11 39 (29.32%) Confluence
12 38 (28.57%) Trend Micro
12 38 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
12 38 (28.57%) Amazon S3
12 38 (28.57%) TeamCity
12 38 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 38 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
12 38 (28.57%) Amazon SQS
12 38 (28.57%) Octopus Deploy
12 38 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 38 (28.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 38 (28.57%) New Relic
12 38 (28.57%) Ansible
12 38 (28.57%) IIS
12 38 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (28.57%) WAN
12 38 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 38 (28.57%) Private Cloud
12 38 (28.57%) Network Virtualisation

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 39 (29.32%) Confluence
2 38 (28.57%) IIS
3 17 (12.78%) SharePoint
4 13 (9.77%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (6.77%) MS Exchange
5 9 (6.77%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (6.77%) Skype for Business
6 8 (6.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (4.51%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.75%) Apache
9 1 (0.75%) nginx
9 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 62 (46.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (38.35%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (28.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 38 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (28.57%) Amazon S3
3 38 (28.57%) Amazon SQS
3 38 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 38 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (14.29%) Office 365
5 16 (12.03%) GitHub
5 16 (12.03%) IaaS
6 6 (4.51%) PaaS
6 6 (4.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (28.57%) WAN
2 32 (24.06%) Firewall
2 32 (24.06%) LAN
3 30 (22.56%) SAN
4 19 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 10 (7.52%) DHCP
5 10 (7.52%) DNS
6 9 (6.77%) Skype
7 1 (0.75%) Broadband
7 1 (0.75%) DMZ
7 1 (0.75%) VoIP
7 1 (0.75%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
2 16 (12.03%) SQL Server
3 14 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 13 (9.77%) MongoDB
4 13 (9.77%) Neo4j
5 11 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (6.77%) Relational Database
7 7 (5.26%) MySQL
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (41.35%) Git (software)
2 40 (30.08%) Jenkins
2 40 (30.08%) JIRA
3 38 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 38 (28.57%) Octopus Deploy
3 38 (28.57%) TeamCity
4 16 (12.03%) GitLab
5 1 (0.75%) QF-Test
5 1 (0.75%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.75%) Subversion
5 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (7.52%) Retail
2 2 (1.50%) Finance
2 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (24.06%) IT Support
2 24 (18.05%) Developer
3 23 (17.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (16.54%) IT Support Technician
4 22 (16.54%) IT Technician
4 22 (16.54%) SAN Support
4 22 (16.54%) Server Support
4 22 (16.54%) Server Support Technician
4 22 (16.54%) Server Technician
4 22 (16.54%) Support Technician
5 19 (14.29%) DevOps Manager
6 13 (9.77%) Java Developer
7 11 (8.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (7.52%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (7.52%) Support Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.80%) HTML
2 25 (18.80%) CSS
2 25 (18.80%) CSS3
2 25 (18.80%) HTML5
2 25 (18.80%) React
3 24 (18.05%) RESTful
4 19 (14.29%) Node.js
5 10 (7.52%) Web Services
6 6 (4.51%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.01%) .NET
8 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.75%) Dropwizard
8 1 (0.75%) libvirt
8 1 (0.75%) Middleware
8 1 (0.75%) WCF
8 1 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.75%) WinForms
8 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (28.57%) Private Cloud
2 7 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.51%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.50%) Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) AS400
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.75%) IBM Storwize
5 1 (0.75%) iSeries
5 1 (0.75%) Life Science
5 1 (0.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (50.38%) Windows
2 50 (37.59%) Linux
3 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (11.28%) Windows Server
5 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.76%) Unix
8 4 (3.01%) Android
8 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.01%) Solaris
9 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.50%) CentOS
10 2 (1.50%) SUSE
11 1 (0.75%) AIX
11 1 (0.75%) HPUX
11 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (36.84%) DevOps
3 38 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (28.57%) Network Virtualisation
4 30 (22.56%) SOA
5 27 (20.30%) Pair Programming
6 26 (19.55%) TDD
7 24 (18.05%) Microservices
7 24 (18.05%) OO
7 24 (18.05%) OOP
8 23 (17.29%) Open Source
8 23 (17.29%) Software Delivery
9 19 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (13.53%) Scrum
11 11 (8.27%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.52%) Coaching
12 10 (7.52%) ITIL
12 10 (7.52%) Problem Management
13 9 (6.77%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 54 (40.60%) SQL
2 32 (24.06%) Java
3 26 (19.55%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.77%) Python
4 9 (6.77%) Ruby
5 2 (1.50%) Clojure
5 2 (1.50%) Groovy
5 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.50%) Scala
6 1 (0.75%) C#
6 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.77%) HNC
2 9 (6.77%) MCSE
3 6 (4.51%) MCTS
3 6 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.50%) Degree
6 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.75%) ISEB
6 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) GDPR
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 15765
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (53.38%) Active Directory
2 34 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (16.54%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (8.27%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.77%) Terminal Services
5 9 (6.77%) vSphere
6 3 (2.26%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.75%) Docker
8 1 (0.75%) Firmware
8 1 (0.75%) LXC
8 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (28.57%) Ansible
2 10 (7.52%) SCCM
3 9 (6.77%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.50%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.75%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.75%) Puppet
5 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 38 (28.57%) New Relic
1 38 (28.57%) Trend Micro
2 34 (25.56%) Microsoft
2 34 (25.56%) VMware
3 12 (9.02%) Google
4 10 (7.52%) Oracle
5 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco
6 2 (1.50%) Facebook
6 2 (1.50%) IBM
6 2 (1.50%) Sun
6 2 (1.50%) Veeam
7 1 (0.75%) Sage
7 1 (0.75%) Sophos
7 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.75%) Xamarin