Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 320 336 324
Rank change year-on-year +16 -12 +14
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 52 29 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 3.37% 2.02% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 52 28 31
North West median annual salary £43,000 £32,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.38% -20.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £27,263 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £39,875 £45,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%

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 1543 1434 1355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.72% 11.51% 10.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1240 1204 1016
North West median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% +7.35% -
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,250 £20,125
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +10 38 £43,000 +43.33% 4
Cheshire -22 7 £27,000 -28.00%
Merseyside +23 3 £43,500 +26.09%
Cumbria - 2 £57,500 -
Lancashire - 2 £33,625 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 39 (75.00%) Windows
2 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 34 (65.38%) Active Directory
3 32 (61.54%) WAN
4 29 (55.77%) Office 365
5 28 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (53.85%) SAN
6 27 (51.92%) LAN
6 27 (51.92%) Terminal Services
6 27 (51.92%) DHCP
6 27 (51.92%) TCP/IP
6 27 (51.92%) DNS
6 27 (51.92%) Hyper-V
7 26 (50.00%) Web Services
7 26 (50.00%) VMware
7 26 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (46.15%) MCSE
8 24 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (44.23%) SharePoint
10 20 (38.46%) vSphere
11 17 (32.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (32.69%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (32.69%) Cisco
11 17 (32.69%) ITIL
12 15 (28.85%) Linux
13 11 (21.15%) Finance
14 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
14 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
15 9 (17.31%) SQL
16 8 (15.38%) MySQL

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 23 (44.23%) SharePoint
2 17 (32.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.77%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.85%) Apache
6 1 (1.92%) Confluence
6 1 (1.92%) Drupal
6 1 (1.92%) IIS
6 1 (1.92%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (1.92%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.92%) Fredhopper
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
1 1 (1.92%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 29 (55.77%) Office 365
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 32 (61.54%) WAN
2 28 (53.85%) SAN
3 27 (51.92%) DHCP
3 27 (51.92%) DNS
3 27 (51.92%) LAN
3 27 (51.92%) TCP/IP
4 8 (15.38%) Firewall
5 5 (9.62%) Internet
6 2 (3.85%) PBX
7 1 (1.92%) Broadband
7 1 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) MySQL
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) JIRA
2 3 (5.77%) Vagrant
3 2 (3.85%) PHPUnit
3 2 (3.85%) Ranorex
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
3 2 (3.85%) Xdebug
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Games
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Automotive
4 2 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Support Engineer
2 17 (32.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (30.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (28.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Service Manager
5 6 (11.54%) Technical Manager
5 6 (11.54%) Technical Services Manager
6 4 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) AIX Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) AIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (5.77%) Middleware
3 2 (3.85%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (3.85%) CSS
3 2 (3.85%) HTML
3 2 (3.85%) Laravel
3 2 (3.85%) Node.js
3 2 (3.85%) PHP-FPM
3 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.85%) REST
3 2 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) CSS3
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) LESS
4 1 (1.92%) Material Design
4 1 (1.92%) Sass
4 1 (1.92%) Symfony
4 1 (1.92%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.62%) Replication
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) User Experience
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 39 (75.00%) Windows
2 28 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (28.85%) Linux
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
5 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 8 (15.38%) Windows 8
6 5 (9.62%) Unix
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.69%) CentOS
8 3 (5.77%) AIX
8 3 (5.77%) HPUX
8 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) DevOps
3 7 (13.46%) Patch Management
3 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
3 7 (13.46%) Server Hardening
3 7 (13.46%) SIEM
4 6 (11.54%) Security Management
5 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (5.77%) High Availability
6 3 (5.77%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.85%) ERP
7 2 (3.85%) Migration
7 2 (3.85%) Regression Testing
7 2 (3.85%) Scrum
7 2 (3.85%) SEO
7 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) PHP
3 4 (7.69%) Python
4 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.85%) Java
6 1 (1.92%) ES6
6 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (46.15%) MCSE
1 24 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (32.69%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.92%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 34 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 27 (51.92%) Hyper-V
2 27 (51.92%) Terminal Services
3 26 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (38.46%) vSphere
5 2 (3.85%) Docker
5 2 (3.85%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Ansible
2 2 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 26 (50.00%) VMware
3 17 (32.69%) Cisco
4 7 (13.46%) Wyse
5 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
5 6 (11.54%) Oracle
6 5 (9.62%) Veeam
7 3 (5.77%) IBM
7 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.77%) TIBCO
8 2 (3.85%) Capita
9 1 (1.92%) Adobe
9 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.92%) Citrix
9 1 (1.92%) EMC
9 1 (1.92%) Google
9 1 (1.92%) NetApp
9 1 (1.92%) New Relic
9 1 (1.92%) Sage
9 1 (1.92%) Trend Micro