Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 353 414 454
Rank change year-on-year +61 +40 +47
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 182 143 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.46% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 4.37% 3.47% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 141 122 113
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £25,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -4.26%

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 4,163 4,120 4,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.75% 13.30% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,418 3,537 4,170
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,650 £65,000 £62,500
England 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 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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 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
Thames Valley +56 103 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Berkshire +37 91 £50,000 +5.26% 9
East Sussex +26 27 £40,000 -15.79% 1
West Sussex -7 18 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Surrey +21 15 £41,250 -15.82% 3
Hampshire +2 15 £37,500 -13.79% 4
Buckinghamshire +19 7 £57,500 +53.33%
Oxfordshire +10 5 - - 2
Kent +23 3 £45,000 -10.89% 2
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 111 (60.99%) Windows
2 95 (52.20%) Linux
3 77 (42.31%) VMware
4 67 (36.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 65 (35.71%) DevOps
6 59 (32.42%) Microsoft
7 56 (30.77%) Oracle
8 53 (29.12%) Git (software)
9 51 (28.02%) Configuration Management
10 46 (25.27%) Active Directory
10 46 (25.27%) Python
11 42 (23.08%) Unix
12 41 (22.53%) ITIL
13 39 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 39 (21.43%) Puppet
14 37 (20.33%) SQL
15 35 (19.23%) DNS
15 35 (19.23%) Logistics
16 34 (18.68%) Replication
17 33 (18.13%) Middleware
17 33 (18.13%) SQL Server
17 33 (18.13%) PowerShell
17 33 (18.13%) Windows Server
18 32 (17.58%) Hyper-V
18 32 (17.58%) Service Management
19 31 (17.03%) Java
19 31 (17.03%) DHCP
20 30 (16.48%) MySQL
20 30 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
20 30 (16.48%) Incident Management

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 21 (11.54%) MQSeries
2 20 (10.99%) WebLogic
3 12 (6.59%) Confluence
3 12 (6.59%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (6.04%) Anypoint
4 11 (6.04%) Mule
4 11 (6.04%) Mule ESB
5 10 (5.49%) Apache Spark
6 9 (4.95%) IIS
7 6 (3.30%) Apache
7 6 (3.30%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.20%) Apache Pig
8 4 (2.20%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.20%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.65%) NServiceBus
9 3 (1.65%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.55%) Drupal
10 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (7.14%) Office 365
4 9 (4.95%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (4.95%) GitHub
5 8 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (4.40%) SaaS
6 5 (2.75%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.20%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.20%) Serverless
8 3 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.65%) Datadog
8 3 (1.65%) IaaS
9 2 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.10%) PaaS
10 1 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.23%) DNS
2 31 (17.03%) DHCP
3 25 (13.74%) RTMP
3 25 (13.74%) RTSP
4 22 (12.09%) Firewall
5 20 (10.99%) SAN
6 11 (6.04%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.04%) VPN
7 10 (5.49%) Wireless
8 9 (4.95%) LAN
8 9 (4.95%) NAS
8 9 (4.95%) NetScaler
8 9 (4.95%) Unified Communications
9 6 (3.30%) VLAN
9 6 (3.30%) WAN
10 5 (2.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (2.75%) H.323
10 5 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (2.75%) WPA
11 4 (2.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.13%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.48%) MySQL
3 15 (8.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (6.04%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.49%) Apache Hive
5 10 (5.49%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.49%) HBase
6 9 (4.95%) Big Data
7 8 (4.40%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.85%) DB2
8 7 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (3.30%) Impala
10 5 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.75%) Data Lake
10 5 (2.75%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (2.20%) Cloudera CDH
11 4 (2.20%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 53 (29.12%) Git (software)
2 25 (13.74%) Mercurial
3 22 (12.09%) Jenkins
3 22 (12.09%) JIRA
4 17 (9.34%) Eclipse
5 12 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (6.04%) IntelliJ
6 11 (6.04%) JUnit
6 11 (6.04%) Maven
6 11 (6.04%) Mockito
6 11 (6.04%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (4.95%) Subversion
8 5 (2.75%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.65%) Travis CI
10 3 (1.65%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.10%) NetBeans
11 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (6.59%) Finance
2 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.55%) Banking
3 1 (0.55%) Legal
3 1 (0.55%) Marketing
3 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (15.93%) Administrator
1 29 (15.93%) Systems Administrator
2 28 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
3 27 (14.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 20 (10.99%) Analyst
5 18 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (9.89%) IT Engineer
6 17 (9.34%) Developer
7 16 (8.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (8.24%) Architect
9 14 (7.69%) Support Analyst
10 13 (7.14%) Linux Support
10 13 (7.14%) Senior IT Engineer
10 13 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
10 13 (7.14%) Unix Support
10 13 (7.14%) Unix Support Analyst
11 9 (4.95%) Consultant
11 9 (4.95%) Middleware Engineer
12 8 (4.40%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.13%) Middleware
2 26 (14.29%) LAMP
3 21 (11.54%) Web Services
4 20 (10.99%) Oracle Fusion
5 18 (9.89%) XML
6 16 (8.79%) RESTful
7 15 (8.24%) SOAP
8 14 (7.69%) .NET
8 14 (7.69%) REST
9 11 (6.04%) ActiveMQ
9 11 (6.04%) RAML
9 11 (6.04%) Spring
10 8 (4.40%) HTML
10 8 (4.40%) HTML5
11 5 (2.75%) Django
11 5 (2.75%) Twisted
11 5 (2.75%) WebRTC
12 4 (2.20%) AngularJS
12 4 (2.20%) jQuery
12 4 (2.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.68%) Replication
2 25 (13.74%) Video\Live Streaming
3 23 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (8.79%) Data Centre
5 13 (7.14%) Clustering
6 11 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (4.40%) EMC VNX
8 7 (3.85%) User Experience
9 6 (3.30%) PKI
10 5 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (2.20%) Client/Server
11 4 (2.20%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.65%) BYOD
12 3 (1.65%) e-Learning
12 3 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
13 2 (1.10%) CMDB
13 2 (1.10%) Private Cloud
14 1 (0.55%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 111 (60.99%) Windows
2 95 (52.20%) Linux
3 42 (23.08%) Unix
4 33 (18.13%) Windows Server
5 26 (14.29%) Debian
6 22 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (8.79%) Windows 10
8 14 (7.69%) Windows 7
9 9 (4.95%) CentOS
9 9 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.40%) Solaris
10 8 (4.40%) Ubuntu
10 8 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.75%) Android
12 5 (2.75%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.65%) AIX
13 3 (1.65%) DC/OS
14 2 (1.10%) VMS
14 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (35.71%) DevOps
2 51 (28.02%) Configuration Management
3 41 (22.53%) ITIL
4 35 (19.23%) Logistics
5 32 (17.58%) Service Management
6 30 (16.48%) Incident Management
7 25 (13.74%) Network Monitoring
8 24 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (12.09%) Problem Management
11 21 (11.54%) High Availability
11 21 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
12 19 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 16 (8.79%) Open Source
14 15 (8.24%) Mentoring
15 14 (7.69%) Change Management
15 14 (7.69%) Computer Science
16 13 (7.14%) Runbook
17 11 (6.04%) Post-Production
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.27%) Python
2 37 (20.33%) SQL
3 33 (18.13%) PowerShell
4 31 (17.03%) Java
5 29 (15.93%) Bash Shell
6 20 (10.99%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.69%) C
7 14 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 13 (7.14%) Shell Script
9 12 (6.59%) C#
10 11 (6.04%) Java 8
11 9 (4.95%) VBScript
12 6 (3.30%) Go
12 6 (3.30%) Perl
12 6 (3.30%) Ruby
13 5 (2.75%) C++
13 5 (2.75%) Objective-C
14 4 (2.20%) Assembly Language
14 4 (2.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (13.74%) Degree
2 12 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (4.40%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.40%) EMC Certification
5 6 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.20%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.65%) CCNA
7 3 (1.65%) MCSE
7 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.10%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.10%) ISEB
9 1 (0.55%) CCNP
9 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.55%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.55%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.55%) MCSA
9 1 (0.55%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.19%) SLA
2 18 (9.89%) QA
3 10 (5.49%) GDPR
4 3 (1.65%) GAMP
5 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.55%) COBIT
6 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.55%) HL7
System Software
1 67 (36.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (25.27%) Active Directory
3 32 (17.58%) Hyper-V
4 29 (15.93%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (10.99%) Docker
6 14 (7.69%) XenApp
7 10 (5.49%) Apache Flume
7 10 (5.49%) HDFS
8 9 (4.95%) DFS Replication
9 6 (3.30%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (2.75%) VirtualBox
11 4 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.10%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.10%) iptables
13 1 (0.55%) LXC
13 1 (0.55%) pfSense
13 1 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (21.43%) Puppet
2 20 (10.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (8.79%) SCCM
4 12 (6.59%) Kibana
5 11 (6.04%) Ansible
5 11 (6.04%) CloudHub
5 11 (6.04%) SCVMM
6 9 (4.95%) EMC VPLEX
7 8 (4.40%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (4.40%) Kubernetes
7 8 (4.40%) vMotion
7 8 (4.40%) vRealize
8 7 (3.85%) NetBackup
8 7 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (3.30%) Nagios
10 5 (2.75%) Cacti
10 5 (2.75%) Terraform
11 4 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 77 (42.31%) VMware
2 59 (32.42%) Microsoft
3 56 (30.77%) Oracle
4 25 (13.74%) Citrix
5 24 (13.19%) IBM
6 18 (9.89%) Cisco
7 14 (7.69%) Red Hat
8 13 (7.14%) Brocade
9 12 (6.59%) Symantec
10 11 (6.04%) MuleSoft
10 11 (6.04%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (5.49%) Google
12 9 (4.95%) EMC
12 9 (4.95%) Ivanti
12 9 (4.95%) SolarWinds
13 8 (4.40%) Atlassian
13 8 (4.40%) HP
13 8 (4.40%) Isilon
14 7 (3.85%) Dell
14 7 (3.85%) Splunk