Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 315 322
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 +47
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 56 38 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 3.69% 2.93% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 53 38 24
North West median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -3.70% -25.00%
10th Percentile £34,050 £22,500 £22,559
90th Percentile £53,750 £75,000 £45,000
England median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 1517 1298 1376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.87% 10.66% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1264 1092 1052
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,700
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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -3 35 £43,000 +49.57% 5
Cheshire -23 15 £37,500 - 2
Merseyside +11 4 £43,000 +14.67%
Cumbria - 1 £26,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £27,250 - 1
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 49 (87.50%) Windows
2 46 (82.14%) Microsoft
3 43 (76.79%) Hyper-V
4 34 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (60.71%) VMware
5 28 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 25 (44.64%) Active Directory
7 24 (42.86%) Linux
8 23 (41.07%) SAN
8 23 (41.07%) DevOps
9 21 (37.50%) Puppet
9 21 (37.50%) VirtualBox
9 21 (37.50%) Ansible
9 21 (37.50%) Git (software)
9 21 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (37.50%) TDD
10 20 (35.71%) Terminal Services
10 20 (35.71%) LAN
10 20 (35.71%) WAN
10 20 (35.71%) DHCP
10 20 (35.71%) TCP/IP
10 20 (35.71%) DNS
11 19 (33.93%) SharePoint
11 19 (33.93%) MCSE
11 19 (33.93%) Web Services
11 19 (33.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (33.93%) Xen
11 19 (33.93%) QA
11 19 (33.93%) Opscode Chef

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 19 (33.93%) SharePoint
2 12 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.57%) Apache
4 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Office 365
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.07%) SAN
2 20 (35.71%) DHCP
2 20 (35.71%) DNS
2 20 (35.71%) LAN
2 20 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 20 (35.71%) WAN
3 10 (17.86%) Firewall
4 2 (3.57%) NAS
4 2 (3.57%) Network Security
4 2 (3.57%) PBX
5 1 (1.79%) Skype
5 1 (1.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 19 (33.93%) NuGet
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) JIRA
3 2 (3.57%) PHPUnit
3 2 (3.57%) Ranorex
3 2 (3.57%) Subversion
3 2 (3.57%) Vagrant
3 2 (3.57%) Xdebug
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Automotive
2 2 (3.57%) Publishing
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 14 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 12 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) Build and Release Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) Build Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) Release Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Service Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Technical Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Technical Services Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Administrator
7 5 (8.93%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (7.14%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) IT Support
8 4 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Wintel Systems Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Graduate IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) Web Services
2 2 (3.57%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (3.57%) Laravel
2 2 (3.57%) Middleware
2 2 (3.57%) Node.js
2 2 (3.57%) PHP-FPM
2 2 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.57%) REST
2 2 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (1.79%) CSS
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 49 (87.50%) Windows
2 24 (42.86%) Linux
3 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
4 9 (16.07%) Windows Server
5 8 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.36%) CentOS
6 3 (5.36%) Unix
7 2 (3.57%) AIX
7 2 (3.57%) HPUX
7 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) DevOps
2 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (37.50%) TDD
3 19 (33.93%) Continuous Delivery
4 16 (28.57%) ITIL
5 8 (14.29%) Machine Learning
6 7 (12.50%) Patch Management
6 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 7 (12.50%) Server Hardening
6 7 (12.50%) SIEM
7 6 (10.71%) Security Management
8 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (7.14%) ERP
10 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (5.36%) Change Management
10 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
10 3 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
11 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.14%) Python
2 4 (7.14%) SQL
3 3 (5.36%) PHP
4 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.57%) Java
4 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) VB
5 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (33.93%) MCSE
1 19 (33.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (8.93%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) CCNA
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.57%) ISEB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.93%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (76.79%) Hyper-V
2 34 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (44.64%) Active Directory
4 21 (37.50%) VirtualBox
5 20 (35.71%) Terminal Services
6 19 (33.93%) Xen
7 13 (23.21%) vSphere
8 2 (3.57%) Docker
9 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (37.50%) Ansible
1 21 (37.50%) Puppet
2 19 (33.93%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.36%) SCCM
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.57%) SCDPM
4 2 (3.57%) SCOM
4 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 46 (82.14%) Microsoft
2 34 (60.71%) VMware
3 12 (21.43%) Cisco
4 7 (12.50%) Wyse
5 6 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.14%) Oracle
7 3 (5.36%) Sage
8 2 (3.57%) IBM
8 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.57%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.79%) Citrix
9 1 (1.79%) EMC
9 1 (1.79%) NetApp