Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 198 238
Rank change year-on-year -5 +40 -1
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 21 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.37% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 3.90% 2.64% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 9
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £38,670 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.12% +17.19%
10th Percentile £30,469 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £43,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.17% +8.24%

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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 539 530 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.59% 10.60% 8.38%
Number of salaries quoted 383 355 344
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £23,150
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Scotland

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in Scotland

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Scotland over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in Scotland

Virtual Machines
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 14 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
Glasgow -12 13 £46,250 - 1
Edinburgh -14 5 £42,500 +19.43% 5
Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £32,000 -
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 14 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
2 8 (38.10%) Linux
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) DevOps
4 6 (28.57%) Puppet
4 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 6 (28.57%) Firewall
4 6 (28.57%) Ruby
4 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 5 (23.81%) Python
5 5 (23.81%) Google
5 5 (23.81%) Ubuntu
5 5 (23.81%) Maven
5 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (23.81%) Office 365
5 5 (23.81%) Vagrant
5 5 (23.81%) Gradle
5 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
5 5 (23.81%) CentOS
5 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (23.81%) Ansible
5 5 (23.81%) Docker
5 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (23.81%) OpenShift
5 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
5 5 (23.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (23.81%) Kubernetes

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (23.81%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (23.81%) Office 365
2 5 (23.81%) OpenShift
3 4 (19.05%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) Skype
3 2 (9.52%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Gradle
1 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
1 5 (23.81%) Maven
1 5 (23.81%) Vagrant
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (23.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Build Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) J2EE
1 3 (14.29%) Servlets
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) Django
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) CentOS
2 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Ubuntu
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) SmartOS
5 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps
2 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
4 4 (19.05%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
5 3 (14.29%) Garbage Collection
5 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) API Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.76%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (4.76%) Front End Development
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (4.76%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
2 6 (28.57%) Ruby
3 5 (23.81%) Python
4 3 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (9.52%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) MCSE
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Docker
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Puppet
2 5 (23.81%) Ansible
2 5 (23.81%) Kubernetes
2 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (23.81%) Packer
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (19.05%) SCCM
4 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Google
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Apple
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow