Period
to 25 September 2018

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

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 195 199
Rank change year-on-year -28 +4 +31
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 10 28 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.51% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 1.62% 5.37% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 8
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £70,000 £38,670
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.71% +81.02% +28.90%
10th Percentile £32,950 £31,000 £29,975
90th Percentile £53,500 £75,000 £45,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -

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 619 521 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.42% 9.42% 9.97%
Number of salaries quoted 435 372 338
Scotland median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.06% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £26,100 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 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
Edinburgh +7 8 £50,000 +42.86% 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £32,000 -
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (30.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (20.00%) Middleware
5 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (20.00%) AIX
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) SCOM
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g

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 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) BGP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) AIX
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) CentOS
5 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Storage Management
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (10.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Docker
4 1 (10.00%) Firmware
4 1 (10.00%) NFS
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (10.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Data Guard
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Grafana
2 1 (10.00%) Kibana
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) PowerCLI
2 1 (10.00%) Terraform
2 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (10.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) SaltStack