Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 342 310
Rank change year-on-year +37 -32 +7
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 58 22 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.18% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 3.83% 1.49% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 58 21 39
North West median annual salary £43,000 £33,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.30% -17.50% -17.95%
10th Percentile £26,175 £22,500 £29,800
90th Percentile £67,500 £42,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 1,515 1,472 1,353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.00% 11.96% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,221 1,192 1,066
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +34 40 £43,000 +30.30% 11
Cheshire - 7 £27,000 -
Merseyside +20 5 £43,500 +38.10%
Cumbria - 4 £57,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 47 (81.03%) Windows
2 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 33 (56.90%) VMware
3 33 (56.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (55.17%) Active Directory
5 30 (51.72%) Office 365
6 29 (50.00%) Linux
7 27 (46.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (44.83%) Hyper-V
9 23 (39.66%) WAN
10 21 (36.21%) DevOps
11 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
11 20 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (32.76%) SQL
13 18 (31.03%) Web Services
13 18 (31.03%) DNS
13 18 (31.03%) DHCP
13 18 (31.03%) MCSE
13 18 (31.03%) SharePoint
13 18 (31.03%) LAN
13 18 (31.03%) SAN
13 18 (31.03%) Terminal Services
13 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
13 18 (31.03%) vSphere
14 16 (27.59%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (27.59%) Ansible
15 14 (24.14%) ITIL
16 13 (22.41%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (22.41%) Windows Server
17 12 (20.69%) ITIL Certification

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 18 (31.03%) SharePoint
2 16 (27.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (13.79%) Confluence
3 8 (13.79%) IIS
4 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.72%) Drupal
6 1 (1.72%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (1.72%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.72%) Fredhopper
2 1 (1.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (51.72%) Office 365
2 13 (22.41%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (15.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (13.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (13.79%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (13.79%) Amazon S3
5 8 (13.79%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (13.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.45%) IaaS
6 2 (3.45%) SaaS
7 1 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (1.72%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (39.66%) WAN
2 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
3 18 (31.03%) DHCP
3 18 (31.03%) DNS
3 18 (31.03%) LAN
3 18 (31.03%) SAN
4 5 (8.62%) Internet
5 2 (3.45%) Firewall
5 2 (3.45%) Skype
6 1 (1.72%) Broadband
6 1 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.79%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (8.62%) MySQL
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
2 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
2 9 (15.52%) JIRA
3 8 (13.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (13.79%) NuGet
3 8 (13.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (13.79%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.72%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Games
3 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Automotive
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Support Engineer
2 16 (27.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 15 (25.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 15 (25.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 13 (22.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (15.52%) Senior DevOps
5 9 (15.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 8 (13.79%) Lead DevOps
6 8 (13.79%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 8 (13.79%) Team Leader
7 6 (10.34%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) IT Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) IT Support
8 4 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Project Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Project Support Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.03%) Web Services
2 4 (6.90%) Middleware
3 1 (1.72%) CSS
3 1 (1.72%) CSS3
3 1 (1.72%) HTML
3 1 (1.72%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.72%) jQuery
3 1 (1.72%) LESS
3 1 (1.72%) Material Design
3 1 (1.72%) Sass
3 1 (1.72%) Symfony
3 1 (1.72%) Twig
3 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Private Cloud
2 5 (8.62%) Replication
3 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.17%) User Experience
5 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) Clustering
6 1 (1.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 47 (81.03%) Windows
2 29 (50.00%) Linux
3 27 (46.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (22.41%) Windows Server
5 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.62%) Unix
7 3 (5.17%) AIX
7 3 (5.17%) CentOS
7 3 (5.17%) HPUX
7 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) DevOps
2 14 (24.14%) ITIL
3 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (13.79%) Network Virtualisation
5 8 (13.79%) TDD
6 4 (6.90%) Coaching
6 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.17%) CRM
7 3 (5.17%) High Availability
7 3 (5.17%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.45%) Change Management
8 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.45%) Line Management
8 2 (3.45%) Service Management
8 2 (3.45%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) SQL
2 11 (18.97%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.72%) ES6
4 1 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) PHP
4 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (31.03%) MCSE
3 12 (20.69%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (6.90%) MCTS
4 4 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.45%) Degree
5 2 (3.45%) HNC
6 1 (1.72%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.72%) ISEB
6 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 33 (56.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (55.17%) Active Directory
3 26 (44.83%) Hyper-V
4 18 (31.03%) Terminal Services
4 18 (31.03%) vSphere
5 10 (17.24%) VirtualBox
6 8 (13.79%) Xen
7 1 (1.72%) Docker
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.72%) XenApp
7 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (27.59%) Ansible
2 8 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (13.79%) Puppet
3 3 (5.17%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.45%) SCCM
5 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.72%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.72%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.72%) SCSM
Vendors
1 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 33 (56.90%) VMware
3 12 (20.69%) Cisco
4 8 (13.79%) New Relic
4 8 (13.79%) Trend Micro
5 5 (8.62%) Oracle
5 5 (8.62%) Veeam
6 4 (6.90%) Capita
6 4 (6.90%) IBM
6 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.17%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.72%) Adobe
8 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.72%) Citrix
8 1 (1.72%) Google