Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 186 209
Rank change year-on-year -33 +23 +22
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 18 36 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.32% 0.68% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 2.71% 7.59% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 10 29 10
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £70,000 £39,335
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.86% +77.96% +31.12%
10th Percentile £32,350 £30,200 £30,825
90th Percentile £52,750 £75,000 £48,750
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 665 474 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.69% 9.00% 9.34%
Number of salaries quoted 467 316 344
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,670
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.91% +8.93%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,563 £22,975
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £56,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +12 15 £45,000 +52.54%
Glasgow -34 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £32,000 -
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
3 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 6 (33.33%) Docker
4 5 (27.78%) Public Cloud
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
4 5 (27.78%) Analytics
4 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 5 (27.78%) VPN
5 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 4 (22.22%) C++
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 4 (22.22%) Data Analytics
5 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 4 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (22.22%) SDLC
5 4 (22.22%) DevOps
5 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
5 4 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree

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 (5.56%) Confluence
1 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) BGP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (16.67%) Publishing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Administrator
1 3 (16.67%) DBA
1 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Cloud Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Python Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) OpenGL
3 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (27.78%) Public Cloud
3 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
3 4 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) AIX
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) CentOS
5 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Analytics
1 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Data Analytics
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps
2 4 (22.22%) Network Virtualisation
2 4 (22.22%) SDLC
2 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
3 3 (16.67%) High Availability
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (11.11%) Process Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) C++
2 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.11%) C
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (11.11%) AWS Certification
4 2 (11.11%) MCSA
4 2 (11.11%) MCSE
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Docker
2 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Data Guard
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (11.11%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
3 1 (5.56%) Grafana
3 1 (5.56%) Kibana
3 1 (5.56%) Nagios
3 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Citrix
1 4 (22.22%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Apple
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) SaltStack
3 1 (5.56%) Splunk