Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 392 427 441
Rank change year-on-year +35 +14 +26
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 148 113 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.39% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 3.46% 2.76% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 114 95 173
South East median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £41,127
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -2.74% +2.82%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,825 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £53,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.42% +6.67% +2.27%

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 4,280 4,097 5,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.23% 13.99% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3,449 3,483 4,554
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,250 £22,825
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,200 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,642 £42,000
% change year-on-year +11.39% +1.53% +5.00%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -8 75 £55,000 +37.50% 20
Berkshire +34 67 £55,000 +10.00% 14
Surrey +9 21 £42,000 -1.18% 2
East Sussex -8 15 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Hampshire -11 15 £37,500 +15.38% 3
West Sussex +8 6 £46,250 +18.59%
Oxfordshire -37 5 £27,500 -8.33% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £35,000 -9.68% 2
Kent +7 2 £52,500 +50.00%
Middlesex +17 1 £85,000 +88.89%
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 101 (68.24%) Windows
2 68 (45.95%) VMware
2 68 (45.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (44.59%) Microsoft
4 61 (41.22%) Linux
5 53 (35.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 49 (33.11%) SQL Server
7 48 (32.43%) SQL
8 39 (26.35%) DevOps
9 33 (22.30%) Windows Server
9 33 (22.30%) Configuration Management
9 33 (22.30%) Hyper-V
10 32 (21.62%) JavaScript
11 31 (20.95%) C#
11 31 (20.95%) Firewall
12 30 (20.27%) SAN
12 30 (20.27%) Git (software)
13 29 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (19.59%) Visual Studio
14 28 (18.92%) Oracle
15 27 (18.24%) NAS
15 27 (18.24%) Presales
16 26 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (16.89%) Big Data
17 25 (16.89%) Active Directory
17 25 (16.89%) Replication
18 24 (16.22%) Puppet
19 22 (14.86%) DHCP
19 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
19 22 (14.86%) PowerShell

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 15 (10.14%) NServiceBus
2 14 (9.46%) IIS
3 13 (8.78%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (5.41%) Apache Spark
5 5 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.38%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.70%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Drupal
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.68%) PrestaShop
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 53 (35.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (14.19%) IaaS
3 17 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (10.14%) Serverless
5 13 (8.78%) Azure Data Factory
5 13 (8.78%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 11 (7.43%) Office 365
7 6 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (3.38%) PaaS
9 3 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.03%) Datadog
9 3 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.68%) GitHub
10 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.95%) Firewall
2 30 (20.27%) SAN
3 27 (18.24%) NAS
4 22 (14.86%) DHCP
5 20 (13.51%) DNS
6 13 (8.78%) TCP/IP
7 10 (6.76%) VPN
8 7 (4.73%) LAN
8 7 (4.73%) RTMP
8 7 (4.73%) RTSP
8 7 (4.73%) WAN
9 6 (4.05%) Network Security
10 5 (3.38%) VoIP
11 3 (2.03%) Internet
11 3 (2.03%) VLAN
12 2 (1.35%) Intranet
12 2 (1.35%) SCTP
12 2 (1.35%) SMS
13 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (33.11%) SQL Server
2 25 (16.89%) Big Data
3 15 (10.14%) Oracle Database
4 14 (9.46%) Oracle Database 10g
4 14 (9.46%) Power BI
5 13 (8.78%) Azure SQL Database
5 13 (8.78%) Data Lake
6 10 (6.76%) MySQL
7 8 (5.41%) Apache Hive
7 8 (5.41%) Hadoop
7 8 (5.41%) HBase
7 8 (5.41%) Impala
8 4 (2.70%) DB2
9 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.35%) GIS
10 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 30 (20.27%) Git (software)
2 29 (19.59%) Visual Studio
3 20 (13.51%) Jenkins
4 16 (10.81%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.70%) Selenium
5 4 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.03%) Travis CI
6 3 (2.03%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.35%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.35%) GitLab
7 2 (1.35%) Gradle
7 2 (1.35%) Maven
8 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.68%) TestRail
General
1 14 (9.46%) German Language
2 10 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.05%) Marketing
4 4 (2.70%) Finance
5 2 (1.35%) Electronics
5 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (18.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (11.49%) Consultant
2 17 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (9.46%) ERP Consultant
3 14 (9.46%) ERP Implementation Consultant
3 14 (9.46%) Implementation Consultant
4 13 (8.78%) Architect
5 11 (7.43%) Administrator
6 10 (6.76%) Big Data Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Professional Services Consultant
7 9 (6.08%) Junior
7 9 (6.08%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.41%) Analyst
8 8 (5.41%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Junior Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.73%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.41%) LAMP
2 5 (3.38%) Middleware
2 5 (3.38%) REST
3 4 (2.70%) .NET
3 4 (2.70%) SOAP
4 3 (2.03%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.03%) HTML
4 3 (2.03%) RESTful
4 3 (2.03%) Web Services
5 2 (1.35%) jQuery
5 2 (1.35%) WCF
6 1 (0.68%) JSON
6 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.68%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.68%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (16.89%) Replication
3 15 (10.14%) Private Cloud
4 14 (9.46%) Life Science
5 13 (8.78%) Data Centre
6 12 (8.11%) Computer Science
6 12 (8.11%) EMC VNX
6 12 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (4.73%) Public Cloud
7 7 (4.73%) Video\Live Streaming
8 6 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (2.03%) PKI
11 2 (1.35%) AS400
11 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.35%) Clustering
11 2 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (1.35%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 101 (68.24%) Windows
2 61 (41.22%) Linux
3 33 (22.30%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.73%) Debian
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.38%) CentOS
8 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.03%) DC/OS
9 3 (2.03%) SUSE
9 3 (2.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.03%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.03%) VxWorks
9 3 (2.03%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.03%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.35%) AIX
10 2 (1.35%) Unix
10 2 (1.35%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.68%) Solaris
11 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.35%) DevOps
2 33 (22.30%) Configuration Management
3 29 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (18.24%) Presales
5 19 (12.84%) Logistics
5 19 (12.84%) Test Automation
6 18 (12.16%) High Availability
7 17 (11.49%) Integration Testing
7 17 (11.49%) Load Balancing
8 16 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (10.81%) Deployment Automation
8 16 (10.81%) ERP
8 16 (10.81%) Project Management
9 15 (10.14%) Collaborative Working
9 15 (10.14%) Data Science
9 15 (10.14%) Document Management
9 15 (10.14%) Kanban
9 15 (10.14%) Machine Learning
9 15 (10.14%) Scrum
9 15 (10.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (32.43%) SQL
2 32 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 31 (20.95%) C#
4 22 (14.86%) PowerShell
5 20 (13.51%) C
6 19 (12.84%) Java
7 13 (8.78%) U-SQL
8 12 (8.11%) Bash Shell
8 12 (8.11%) Python
9 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.70%) PHP
11 3 (2.03%) C++
11 3 (2.03%) Delphi
12 1 (0.68%) Perl
12 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.16%) DV Cleared
3 16 (10.81%) MCSE
3 16 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (9.46%) Degree
5 10 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (6.08%) EMC Certification
7 2 (1.35%) CCNA
7 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.68%) MCP
8 1 (0.68%) RHCE
8 1 (0.68%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) GAMP
2 5 (3.38%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.70%) QA
4 3 (2.03%) COBIT
5 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (45.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (22.30%) Hyper-V
3 25 (16.89%) Active Directory
4 21 (14.19%) Docker
5 13 (8.78%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (6.08%) vSphere
7 8 (5.41%) Apache Flume
7 8 (5.41%) HDFS
8 6 (4.05%) XenApp
9 3 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.03%) vCloud
9 3 (2.03%) VirtualBox
9 3 (2.03%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.35%) KVM
10 2 (1.35%) LXC
10 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 24 (16.22%) Puppet
2 15 (10.14%) vMotion
3 13 (8.78%) Kibana
4 12 (8.11%) EMC VPLEX
5 9 (6.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (6.08%) vRealize
6 8 (5.41%) SCCM
7 7 (4.73%) Ansible
8 6 (4.05%) FortiGate
9 4 (2.70%) Terraform
10 3 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (2.03%) Kubernetes
10 3 (2.03%) Nagios
10 3 (2.03%) NetBackup
10 3 (2.03%) Packer
10 3 (2.03%) PureDisk
11 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 68 (45.95%) VMware
2 66 (44.59%) Microsoft
3 28 (18.92%) Oracle
4 21 (14.19%) Cisco
5 20 (13.51%) Citrix
6 13 (8.78%) Atlassian
6 13 (8.78%) HP
6 13 (8.78%) Tableau
7 12 (8.11%) Brocade
7 12 (8.11%) CommVault
7 12 (8.11%) EMC
7 12 (8.11%) Isilon
8 9 (6.08%) Google
9 6 (4.05%) Meraki
9 6 (4.05%) Palo Alto
9 6 (4.05%) Zerto
10 5 (3.38%) Ayehu
10 5 (3.38%) Cognizant
10 5 (3.38%) Hitachi
11 4 (2.70%) Splunk