Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 205 199
Rank change year-on-year -15 -6 +28
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 10 23 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.19% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 1.64% 4.25% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3 19 10
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £52,500 £35,585
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.81% +47.54% +18.62%
10th Percentile £28,300 £28,437 £30,825
90th Percentile £48,300 £75,000 £40,572
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -

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 611 541 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.34% 9.59% 10.44%
Number of salaries quoted 419 387 360
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,650 £26,250 £25,225
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £57,575
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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +4 8 £45,000 +40.63% 1
Glasgow -6 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £26,500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Ansible
4 3 (30.00%) Docker
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (30.00%) Server Management
5 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity

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 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) Artifactory
3 1 (10.00%) GitLab
3 1 (10.00%) GoCD
3 1 (10.00%) Maven
3 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) Fintech
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 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (30.00%) Server Management
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
2 2 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) CEH
2 2 (20.00%) CISA
2 2 (20.00%) CISM
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (20.00%) CRISC
2 2 (20.00%) SSCP
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Certification
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) COBIT
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Docker
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Firmware
3 1 (10.00%) NFS
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) VMware NSX
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Ansible
2 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) Terraform
3 1 (10.00%) Grafana
3 1 (10.00%) Graphite
3 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
3 1 (10.00%) Icinga
3 1 (10.00%) Kibana
3 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (10.00%) Nagios
3 1 (10.00%) Packer
3 1 (10.00%) PowerCLI
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (10.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Apple
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) SaltStack