Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 318 230 360
Rank change year-on-year -88 +130 +26
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 133 58 156
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 0.74% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 4.10% 3.97% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 69 51 118
10th Percentile £31,000 £32,500 £33,375
25th Percentile £41,250 £34,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £44,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +19.32% -16.19% +31.25%
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £67,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% -4.55%

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 3,240 1,461 4,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.23% 18.53% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,208 1,196 3,537
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £56,628 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.96% +10.00% -

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in the South East over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021. 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
Hampshire -83 62 £45,000 +25.00% 11
Thames Valley -56 48 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Buckinghamshire - 27 £55,000 - 2
Surrey -60 19 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Berkshire -69 19 £52,500 -12.50% 7
Oxfordshire -31 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Kent -46 1 £57,500 +64.29% 2
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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 77 (57.89%) AWS
2 70 (52.63%) Ansible
3 67 (50.38%) Azure
4 64 (48.12%) Windows
5 61 (45.86%) Git (software)
6 60 (45.11%) Linux
7 58 (43.61%) PaaS
7 58 (43.61%) Jenkins
8 56 (42.11%) DevOps
9 53 (39.85%) Python
9 53 (39.85%) Microsoft
10 46 (34.59%) Active Directory
11 42 (31.58%) Kubernetes
12 41 (30.83%) Degree
13 39 (29.32%) Oracle
14 35 (26.32%) Java
14 35 (26.32%) Finance
15 34 (25.56%) Bash Shell
15 34 (25.56%) Terraform
15 34 (25.56%) IaaS
15 34 (25.56%) RabbitMQ
16 33 (24.81%) Azure Active Directory
16 33 (24.81%) Computer Science
16 33 (24.81%) JavaScript
17 32 (24.06%) SLA
17 32 (24.06%) Law
17 32 (24.06%) Kafka
17 32 (24.06%) Opscode Chef
18 31 (23.31%) Elasticsearch
18 31 (23.31%) User Stories

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 31 (23.31%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (22.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 30 (22.56%) GemFire
3 12 (9.02%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.77%) Apache
5 7 (5.26%) OpenStack
6 6 (4.51%) IIS
7 5 (3.76%) nginx
8 4 (3.01%) JBoss
8 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.50%) Confluence
10 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 77 (57.89%) AWS
2 67 (50.38%) Azure
3 58 (43.61%) PaaS
4 34 (25.56%) IaaS
5 33 (24.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 31 (23.31%) GitHub
7 19 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
8 11 (8.27%) GCP
9 6 (4.51%) SaaS
10 5 (3.76%) Serverless
11 3 (2.26%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.75%) Azure App Service
13 1 (0.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 1 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.75%) Azure Service Bus
13 1 (0.75%) Azure Service Fabric
13 1 (0.75%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.56%) Calico
2 21 (15.79%) Firewall
3 15 (11.28%) VPN
4 14 (10.53%) HTTP
5 11 (8.27%) DNS
6 10 (7.52%) SAN
7 7 (5.26%) DHCP
8 6 (4.51%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.76%) Network Security
9 5 (3.76%) SMTP
9 5 (3.76%) SSL
9 5 (3.76%) VoIP
10 3 (2.26%) BGP
10 3 (2.26%) NAS
10 3 (2.26%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (1.50%) DMARC
11 2 (1.50%) HSRP
11 2 (1.50%) Internet
11 2 (1.50%) Junos
11 2 (1.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.31%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (6.77%) MySQL
3 8 (6.02%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.01%) Big Data
4 4 (3.01%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.50%) HBase
5 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.75%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.75%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.75%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.75%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.75%) Redis
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (45.86%) Git (software)
2 58 (43.61%) Jenkins
3 31 (23.31%) Cucumber
3 31 (23.31%) Selenium
4 30 (22.56%) Gradle
4 30 (22.56%) gulp
4 30 (22.56%) Protractor
4 30 (22.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (4.51%) JIRA
6 4 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.50%) GitLab
8 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (26.32%) Finance
2 32 (24.06%) Law
3 31 (23.31%) Banking
4 30 (22.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 26 (19.55%) Organisational Skills
6 19 (14.29%) Social Skills
7 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
8 5 (3.76%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (3.76%) Public Sector
9 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.26%) Electronics
9 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 3 (2.26%) Marketing
10 2 (1.50%) Advertising
10 2 (1.50%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.50%) Billing
10 2 (1.50%) Legal
10 2 (1.50%) Local Government
11 1 (0.75%) French Language
11 1 (0.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (33.83%) Cloud Engineer
2 14 (10.53%) Analyst
3 13 (9.77%) IT Analyst
4 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.02%) Principal Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Principal Cloud Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Reliability Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Developer
7 9 (6.77%) IT Support
8 8 (6.02%) Support Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.56%) RabbitMQ
2 32 (24.06%) Kafka
3 31 (23.31%) Elastic Stack
4 30 (22.56%) AngularJS
4 30 (22.56%) J2EE
4 30 (22.56%) Node.js
4 30 (22.56%) Spring
4 30 (22.56%) Spring Boot
4 30 (22.56%) Spring Integration
4 30 (22.56%) WireMock
5 4 (3.01%) .NET
5 4 (3.01%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.01%) ARM Templates
5 4 (3.01%) JSON
5 4 (3.01%) LAMP
5 4 (3.01%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (3.01%) Web Services
6 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET Core
6 3 (2.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.04%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (9.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.01%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.50%) NHS
5 2 (1.50%) PKI
5 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.50%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) User Experience
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (48.12%) Windows
2 60 (45.11%) Linux
3 28 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 11 (8.27%) Windows 10
4 11 (8.27%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.26%) VMS
6 7 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.01%) Unix
7 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (2.26%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.50%) CentOS
9 2 (1.50%) Debian
9 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (42.11%) DevOps
2 33 (24.81%) Computer Science
3 31 (23.31%) Problem Management
3 31 (23.31%) User Stories
4 30 (22.56%) Analytics
4 30 (22.56%) Dashboard Development
4 30 (22.56%) Digital Banking
4 30 (22.56%) Process Improvement
4 30 (22.56%) Service-Level Objective
4 30 (22.56%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 30 (22.56%) SOLID
4 30 (22.56%) TDD
5 27 (20.30%) Infrastructure as Code
6 26 (19.55%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (18.80%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (14.29%) Servant Leadership
9 17 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 15 (11.28%) ITIL
11 13 (9.77%) Migration
12 11 (8.27%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 53 (39.85%) Python
2 35 (26.32%) Java
3 34 (25.56%) Bash Shell
4 33 (24.81%) JavaScript
5 22 (16.54%) Ruby
5 22 (16.54%) SQL
6 20 (15.04%) Go
7 10 (7.52%) PowerShell
8 9 (6.77%) Perl
9 7 (5.26%) C#
10 2 (1.50%) Bicep
10 2 (1.50%) C
11 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (30.83%) Degree
2 30 (22.56%) OCP
2 30 (22.56%) Oracle Certification
3 21 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (7.52%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.50%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.75%) CCIE
7 1 (0.75%) CCNP
7 1 (0.75%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.75%) CISSP
7 1 (0.75%) ISEB
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.75%) MCITP
7 1 (0.75%) MCP
7 1 (0.75%) MCSE
7 1 (0.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (24.06%) SLA
2 9 (6.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.01%) QA
4 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.50%) NCSC
4 2 (1.50%) PMO
5 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (34.59%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.02%) Docker
3 12 (9.02%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.26%) vSphere
5 2 (1.50%) Firmware
5 2 (1.50%) iptables
5 2 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.50%) Postfix
5 2 (1.50%) Sendmail
5 2 (1.50%) XenApp
6 1 (0.75%) KVM
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.75%) NFS
6 1 (0.75%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 70 (52.63%) Ansible
2 42 (31.58%) Kubernetes
3 34 (25.56%) Terraform
4 32 (24.06%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (23.31%) Kibana
6 30 (22.56%) Grafana
7 13 (9.77%) Puppet
8 6 (4.51%) SCCM
9 4 (3.01%) SCOM
10 3 (2.26%) FortiGate
10 3 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (1.50%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.75%) Galera Cluster
12 1 (0.75%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.75%) logstash
12 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.75%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 53 (39.85%) Microsoft
2 39 (29.32%) Oracle
3 27 (20.30%) VMware
4 19 (14.29%) PayPal
5 11 (8.27%) Google
6 10 (7.52%) Cisco
7 7 (5.26%) Citrix
7 7 (5.26%) ServiceNow
8 5 (3.76%) SAP
9 3 (2.26%) NetApp
9 3 (2.26%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.50%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.50%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.50%) HP
10 2 (1.50%) Informatica
10 2 (1.50%) Ivanti
10 2 (1.50%) Juniper
10 2 (1.50%) NEC
10 2 (1.50%) Northgate
10 2 (1.50%) Sophos