Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 213 213 190
Rank change year-on-year 0 -23 +44
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 11 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.22% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.87% 3.26% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 7
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,670
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.44% +28.90%
10th Percentile £28,300 £31,125 £31,250
90th Percentile £66,300 £50,625 £44,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 587 552 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.56% 10.05% 10.29%
Number of salaries quoted 410 391 322
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,705 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.66% +11.76% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £25,025
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £55,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +11 7 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Glasgow -3 3 - - 2
West Lothian - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £26,500 -
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (54.55%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (45.45%) DevOps
2 5 (45.45%) Terraform
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Server Management
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) Replication
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (27.27%) Puppet
4 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (27.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (27.27%) Public Cloud
4 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
4 3 (27.27%) Ansible
4 3 (27.27%) Docker
4 3 (27.27%) CISM
4 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) CISSP
4 3 (27.27%) Python

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (27.27%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (18.18%) Artifactory
2 2 (18.18%) GitLab
2 2 (18.18%) GoCD
2 2 (18.18%) Maven
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
2 2 (18.18%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Communications Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Public Cloud
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
3 1 (9.09%) Fintech
3 1 (9.09%) FMCG
3 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 5 (45.45%) DevOps
3 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (36.36%) Server Management
4 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
5 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Security Patching
6 1 (9.09%) SIEM
6 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Python
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) PHP
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CISM
1 3 (27.27%) CISSP
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) CEH
2 2 (18.18%) CISA
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (18.18%) CRISC
2 2 (18.18%) SSCP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) CCSA
3 1 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (18.18%) COBIT
3 1 (9.09%) GDPR
3 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Docker
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Firmware
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) NFS
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) VMware NSX
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Terraform
2 3 (27.27%) Ansible
2 3 (27.27%) Puppet
3 2 (18.18%) Graphite
3 2 (18.18%) HAProxy
3 2 (18.18%) Icinga
3 2 (18.18%) Packer
4 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
4 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (9.09%) PowerCLI
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (9.09%) vCenter Server
4 1 (9.09%) vMotion
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec