Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 121 140
Rank change year-on-year -14 +19 +42
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 23 20 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.94% 0.86% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 4.62% 4.65% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 10
Reading median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% -18.18% +41.94%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £60,000 £57,500
Berkshire median annual salary £49,250 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.48% +1.00% +11.11%

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 Reading with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 498 430 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.38% 18.44% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 410 386 287
Reading median annual salary £52,500 £47,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.95% +6.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £83,875 £75,000 £68,500
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -8.16%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Reading

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Reading.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in Reading

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Reading over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 21 (91.30%) Azure
2 18 (78.26%) PowerShell
2 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
3 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 15 (65.22%) DevOps
4 14 (60.87%) Windows
5 11 (47.83%) IaaS
5 11 (47.83%) PaaS
6 9 (39.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (34.78%) VPN
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
8 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure as Code
8 7 (30.43%) DNS
8 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (30.43%) Linux
8 7 (30.43%) IIS
8 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
8 7 (30.43%) Firewall
8 7 (30.43%) DHCP
8 7 (30.43%) Degree
8 7 (30.43%) Analytics
8 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
9 6 (26.09%) ZABBIX
9 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
9 6 (26.09%) nginx
9 6 (26.09%) AWS
9 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (26.09%) VirtualBox

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 7 (30.43%) IIS
2 6 (26.09%) Apache
2 6 (26.09%) nginx
2 6 (26.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 21 (91.30%) Azure
2 11 (47.83%) IaaS
2 11 (47.83%) PaaS
3 6 (26.09%) AWS
3 6 (26.09%) GCP
4 5 (21.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 5 (21.74%) Power Platform
5 3 (13.04%) Azure Functions
5 3 (13.04%) Serverless
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) VPN
2 7 (30.43%) DHCP
2 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
3 6 (26.09%) Skype
3 6 (26.09%) VoIP
4 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (21.74%) Data Lake
2 5 (21.74%) HDInsight
2 5 (21.74%) Power BI
3 4 (17.39%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Electronics
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Administrator
1 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Graduate
2 6 (26.09%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Graduate Systems Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Graduate Systems Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Azure DevOps
3 5 (21.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Azure Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Principal Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Azure Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) IT Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) LDAP
2 3 (13.04%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (4.35%) Backbone.js
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) Ember.js
3 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (4.35%) LINQ
3 1 (4.35%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (4.35%) MDX
3 1 (4.35%) WCF
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XSD
3 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 7 (30.43%) Linux
4 6 (26.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) DevOps
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Analytics
3 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure as Code
3 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
5 5 (21.74%) Data Management
5 5 (21.74%) Data-Driven Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Scrum
6 4 (17.39%) Data Science
6 4 (17.39%) DNA
7 3 (13.04%) Migration
7 3 (13.04%) Thought Leadership
8 2 (8.70%) OO
8 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
9 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) PowerShell
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) Go
3 6 (26.09%) Python
3 6 (26.09%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSD
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
1 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
2 6 (26.09%) Docker
2 6 (26.09%) iptables
2 6 (26.09%) VirtualBox
2 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (26.09%) Xen
3 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Graphite
1 6 (26.09%) Kibana
1 6 (26.09%) Nagios
1 6 (26.09%) ZABBIX
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Centreon
2 6 (26.09%) Google
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Arista
4 1 (4.35%) Brocade
4 1 (4.35%) Darktrace
4 1 (4.35%) Emulex
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) LogRhythm
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Splunk