Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 226 181
Rank change year-on-year +30 -45 +33
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 30 19 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.55% 0.33% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 4.69% 2.79% 7.59%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 28
Scotland median annual salary £62,500 £40,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.25% -42.86% +81.02%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £30,175
90th Percentile £72,500 £52,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,000 £53,730 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.22% +13.12% +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 639 680 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.74% 11.75% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 464 474 304
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +6.51% +9.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,825
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +1.18%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019. 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 +6 23 £70,000 +75.00% 2
Glasgow +38 5 £37,500 -
Dundee - 2 £38,750 -
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 26 (86.67%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (73.33%) Puppet
3 21 (70.00%) Terraform
3 21 (70.00%) Configuration Management
4 19 (63.33%) MySQL
4 19 (63.33%) Replication
4 19 (63.33%) DevOps
5 18 (60.00%) Relational Database
5 18 (60.00%) Public Cloud
5 18 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (60.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 18 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (43.33%) Software Engineering
7 10 (33.33%) Linux
8 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (20.00%) SaaS
9 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 5 (16.67%) Windows
9 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.67%) VMware
10 4 (13.33%) Python
10 4 (13.33%) Ansible
10 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (13.33%) Server Management
11 3 (10.00%) GoCD
11 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
11 3 (10.00%) Git (software)

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 2 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 26 (86.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (20.00%) SaaS
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (10.00%) IaaS
5 2 (6.67%) Office 365
6 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (3.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (3.33%) G Suite
6 1 (3.33%) GitHub
6 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (3.33%) PaaS
6 1 (3.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) MySQL
2 18 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.00%) Artifactory
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) GitLab
2 3 (10.00%) GoCD
2 3 (10.00%) Maven
2 3 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (10.00%) Subversion
2 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (10.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Hudson
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 18 (60.00%) Operations Engineer
1 18 (60.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
2 14 (46.67%) Senior DevOps
3 13 (43.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Governance Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) IT Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (63.33%) Replication
2 18 (60.00%) Public Cloud
3 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Blog
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Unix
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) AIX
6 1 (3.33%) CentOS
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Configuration Management
2 19 (63.33%) DevOps
3 18 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (60.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 18 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (43.33%) Software Engineering
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) Server Management
7 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.67%) IT Strategy
8 2 (6.67%) Line Management
8 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.67%) SDLC
9 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.33%) High Availability
9 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
9 1 (3.33%) QMS
9 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) CEH
2 1 (3.33%) CISA
2 1 (3.33%) CISM
2 1 (3.33%) CISSP
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.33%) CRISC
2 1 (3.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) COBIT
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) NIST
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (73.33%) Puppet
2 21 (70.00%) Terraform
3 4 (13.33%) Ansible
4 3 (10.00%) Packer
5 2 (6.67%) Graphite
5 2 (6.67%) HAProxy
5 2 (6.67%) Icinga
6 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.33%) SCCM
6 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (16.67%) VMware
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle