Period
to 26 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 344 427 449
Rank change year-on-year +83 +22 +17
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 184 136 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.69% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 4.48% 3.18% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 154 111 87
South East median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% +8.24% -5.56%
10th Percentile £36,625 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,105 4,282 4,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.45% 13.67% 14.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3,330 3,510 3,635
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% +10.59% +2.41%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the South East

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the South East.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the South East

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the South East over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the South East

Virtual Machines
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 March 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
Thames Valley +91 107 £52,500 +31.25% 5
Berkshire +68 99 £52,250 +30.63% 3
West Sussex -8 27 £55,000 +22.22%
East Sussex +34 24 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Surrey +15 11 £31,500 -36.68% 2
Hampshire +32 10 £67,500 +80.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +28 8 £70,000 +93.10% 2
Kent +24 4 £42,500 -2.30%
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 114 (61.96%) Windows
2 99 (53.80%) VMware
3 91 (49.46%) Linux
4 82 (44.57%) Microsoft
4 82 (44.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 78 (42.39%) DevOps
6 56 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 56 (30.43%) Oracle
7 55 (29.89%) Python
8 53 (28.80%) Hyper-V
9 52 (28.26%) Amazon AWS
10 51 (27.72%) SQL
11 48 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (25.54%) Active Directory
12 47 (25.54%) Git (software)
13 46 (25.00%) Windows Server
14 44 (23.91%) PowerShell
15 43 (23.37%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (23.37%) Configuration Management
16 39 (21.20%) DNS
17 38 (20.65%) DHCP
17 38 (20.65%) ITIL
18 37 (20.11%) Java
19 36 (19.57%) Firewall
20 35 (19.02%) Unix
21 31 (16.85%) Web Services
21 31 (16.85%) VMware ESXi
22 29 (15.76%) Jenkins
22 29 (15.76%) Citrix
23 28 (15.22%) Bash Shell

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 18 (9.78%) IIS
2 11 (5.98%) Anypoint
2 11 (5.98%) Confluence
2 11 (5.98%) Mule
2 11 (5.98%) Mule ESB
3 8 (4.35%) MQSeries
3 8 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.26%) Apache
5 5 (2.72%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.17%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.17%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.17%) nginx
6 4 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.17%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) GoldMine
2 1 (0.54%) Magento
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 56 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (28.26%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (10.87%) SaaS
4 18 (9.78%) PaaS
5 16 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (7.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (7.61%) IaaS
7 13 (7.07%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (7.07%) Office 365
8 9 (4.89%) Amazon S3
9 8 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (4.35%) Datadog
9 8 (4.35%) GitHub
10 7 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (2.17%) Serverless
12 2 (1.09%) Data Lake Analytics
13 1 (0.54%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 1 (0.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 39 (21.20%) DNS
2 38 (20.65%) DHCP
3 36 (19.57%) Firewall
4 21 (11.41%) RTMP
4 21 (11.41%) RTSP
5 13 (7.07%) VPN
6 12 (6.52%) Unified Communications
7 11 (5.98%) LAN
7 11 (5.98%) NetScaler
8 10 (5.43%) SAN
8 10 (5.43%) WAN
9 9 (4.89%) H.323
10 7 (3.80%) SSL
11 6 (3.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.72%) TCP/IP
12 5 (2.72%) VoIP
12 5 (2.72%) VSAN
13 4 (2.17%) HTTP
13 4 (2.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.13%) MySQL
2 25 (13.59%) SQL Server
3 19 (10.33%) DB2
3 19 (10.33%) Oracle Database
4 18 (9.78%) Relational Database
5 15 (8.15%) Data Lake
5 15 (8.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (5.98%) Oracle Database 10g
6 11 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (4.89%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (4.35%) Power BI
9 7 (3.80%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (3.26%) HDInsight
10 6 (3.26%) MongoDB
11 5 (2.72%) Big Data
11 5 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.72%) Hadoop
11 5 (2.72%) NoSQL
12 4 (2.17%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 47 (25.54%) Git (software)
2 29 (15.76%) Jenkins
3 21 (11.41%) Mercurial
4 20 (10.87%) JIRA
5 17 (9.24%) Eclipse
6 15 (8.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (5.98%) IntelliJ
7 11 (5.98%) JUnit
7 11 (5.98%) Maven
7 11 (5.98%) Mockito
7 11 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (5.98%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (4.35%) Travis CI
8 8 (4.35%) Vagrant
8 8 (4.35%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.17%) Subversion
10 3 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.09%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.54%) NUnit
General
1 7 (3.80%) Finance
2 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.54%) Legal
3 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (14.13%) Administrator
1 26 (14.13%) Systems Administrator
2 24 (13.04%) Architect
2 24 (13.04%) Consultant
3 22 (11.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (11.96%) Linux Administrator
4 21 (11.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 14 (7.61%) IT Engineer
5 14 (7.61%) Technical Consultant
6 13 (7.07%) Developer
6 13 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) Implementation Consultant
7 12 (6.52%) Technical Implementation Consultant
8 10 (5.43%) Software Consultant
8 10 (5.43%) Software Implementation Consultant
9 9 (4.89%) Cloud Architect
9 9 (4.89%) Senior Consultant
9 9 (4.89%) Senior IT Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.85%) Web Services
2 26 (14.13%) XML
3 25 (13.59%) Middleware
4 23 (12.50%) LAMP
4 23 (12.50%) SOAP
5 22 (11.96%) REST
6 16 (8.70%) RESTful
7 11 (5.98%) .NET
7 11 (5.98%) ActiveMQ
7 11 (5.98%) RAML
7 11 (5.98%) Spring
8 9 (4.89%) Django
8 9 (4.89%) HTML
8 9 (4.89%) JSON
8 9 (4.89%) Twisted
8 9 (4.89%) WebRTC
9 8 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (4.35%) HTML5
9 8 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (3.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.59%) Replication
2 21 (11.41%) Video\Live Streaming
3 18 (9.78%) Clustering
4 13 (7.07%) Data Centre
5 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.98%) User Experience
6 9 (4.89%) Public Cloud
6 9 (4.89%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.17%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.63%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.63%) CMDB
9 3 (1.63%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.63%) PKI
10 2 (1.09%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.09%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 114 (61.96%) Windows
2 91 (49.46%) Linux
3 46 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 35 (19.02%) Unix
5 23 (12.50%) Debian
6 20 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (9.78%) Windows 10
8 12 (6.52%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (5.43%) Ubuntu
11 9 (4.89%) Android
11 9 (4.89%) Apple iOS
11 9 (4.89%) CentOS
11 9 (4.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (4.35%) DC/OS
13 6 (3.26%) VMS
14 5 (2.72%) Solaris
15 4 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (42.39%) DevOps
2 48 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (23.37%) Configuration Management
3 43 (23.37%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (20.65%) ITIL
5 27 (14.67%) Mentoring
6 25 (13.59%) High Availability
7 23 (12.50%) Service Management
8 22 (11.96%) Open Source
8 22 (11.96%) Software Engineering
9 21 (11.41%) Network Monitoring
10 20 (10.87%) Logistics
11 19 (10.33%) Incident Management
11 19 (10.33%) Presales
11 19 (10.33%) Runbook
12 16 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (8.70%) Project Management
13 15 (8.15%) Analytics
14 14 (7.61%) CRM
15 13 (7.07%) OO
Programming Languages
1 55 (29.89%) Python
2 51 (27.72%) SQL
3 44 (23.91%) PowerShell
4 37 (20.11%) Java
5 28 (15.22%) Bash Shell
6 22 (11.96%) JavaScript
7 13 (7.07%) Go
7 13 (7.07%) Ruby
7 13 (7.07%) T-SQL
8 12 (6.52%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.98%) Java 8
9 11 (5.98%) VBScript
10 9 (4.89%) C
10 9 (4.89%) C++
10 9 (4.89%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.17%) Assembly Language
11 4 (2.17%) C#
11 4 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (11.96%) Degree
2 6 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.63%) CCNP
5 3 (1.63%) JNCIS
5 3 (1.63%) MCSA
5 3 (1.63%) MCSE
5 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.09%) VCAP
7 1 (0.54%) CCNA
7 1 (0.54%) EMC Certification
7 1 (0.54%) ISEB
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.54%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.54%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.33%) QA
2 17 (9.24%) GDPR
3 13 (7.07%) GAMP
3 13 (7.07%) SLA
4 3 (1.63%) COBIT
5 2 (1.09%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.09%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.54%) HL7
6 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (44.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (28.80%) Hyper-V
3 47 (25.54%) Active Directory
4 31 (16.85%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (13.59%) Docker
6 18 (9.78%) XenApp
7 16 (8.70%) VirtualBox
8 11 (5.98%) DFS Replication
9 8 (4.35%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.72%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (2.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (2.17%) Apache Flume
11 4 (2.17%) HDFS
11 4 (2.17%) iptables
11 4 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.17%) Xen
12 3 (1.63%) BitLocker
12 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.54%) LXC
Systems Management
1 24 (13.04%) Puppet
2 20 (10.87%) Ansible
3 16 (8.70%) SCCM
3 16 (8.70%) Terraform
4 15 (8.15%) Kubernetes
5 14 (7.61%) SCVMM
6 13 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (5.98%) CloudHub
8 9 (4.89%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (4.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (4.35%) Kibana
9 8 (4.35%) Packer
10 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (2.17%) Graphite
11 4 (2.17%) logstash
11 4 (2.17%) Oozie
11 4 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (2.17%) Rundeck
11 4 (2.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 99 (53.80%) VMware
2 82 (44.57%) Microsoft
3 56 (30.43%) Oracle
4 29 (15.76%) Citrix
5 23 (12.50%) Google
6 12 (6.52%) Cisco
6 12 (6.52%) Splunk
6 12 (6.52%) Symantec
7 11 (5.98%) Ivanti
7 11 (5.98%) MuleSoft
7 11 (5.98%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (5.98%) SolarWinds
8 9 (4.89%) IBM
9 8 (4.35%) New Relic
10 7 (3.80%) HP
11 6 (3.26%) Dell
12 4 (2.17%) Cognizant
12 4 (2.17%) NetApp
12 4 (2.17%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.17%) Veeam