Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 378 412 453
Rank change year-on-year +34 +41 +32
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 166 135 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 3.93% 3.39% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 121 117 133
South East median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.43% -0.90%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.58% +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 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 4,222 3,984 4,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.50% 13.71% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,426 3,448 4,245
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +34 101 £47,500 +11.76% 17
Berkshire +27 87 £47,500 -5.00% 11
Hampshire -24 23 £37,500 -11.76% 4
East Sussex -8 21 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Surrey +21 15 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Oxfordshire -5 10 £27,500 -8.33% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £57,500 +53.33% 3
West Sussex +2 4 £41,000 -18.00% 2
Kent +12 2 £45,000 -21.74% 2
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 104 (62.65%) Windows
2 90 (54.22%) Linux
3 66 (39.76%) VMware
4 65 (39.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 61 (36.75%) DevOps
6 52 (31.33%) Microsoft
7 48 (28.92%) Configuration Management
8 46 (27.71%) Oracle
9 45 (27.11%) Git (software)
10 41 (24.70%) Puppet
11 38 (22.89%) Python
12 35 (21.08%) SQL
12 35 (21.08%) Replication
13 34 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
14 33 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (19.88%) Logistics
15 31 (18.67%) SQL Server
16 30 (18.07%) Active Directory
17 29 (17.47%) Unix
17 29 (17.47%) Degree
17 29 (17.47%) Windows Server
18 28 (16.87%) Java
19 27 (16.27%) ITIL
20 26 (15.66%) SAN
21 25 (15.06%) IBM
21 25 (15.06%) Service Management
22 24 (14.46%) SLA
22 24 (14.46%) MySQL
23 23 (13.86%) JavaScript
23 23 (13.86%) Middleware

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 20 (12.05%) MQSeries
2 19 (11.45%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (10.24%) WebLogic
4 16 (9.64%) Apache Spark
5 11 (6.63%) Confluence
6 10 (6.02%) Anypoint
6 10 (6.02%) Mule
6 10 (6.02%) Mule ESB
7 9 (5.42%) IIS
8 7 (4.22%) SharePoint
9 6 (3.61%) NServiceBus
10 5 (3.01%) Apache
10 5 (3.01%) MS Exchange
11 4 (2.41%) Apache Pig
12 2 (1.20%) CMS
12 2 (1.20%) Drupal
12 2 (1.20%) Skype for Business
12 2 (1.20%) WordPress
13 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.60%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.63%) Office 365
4 9 (5.42%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.22%) GitHub
6 6 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.41%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (1.81%) SaaS
9 3 (1.81%) Serverless
10 2 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.20%) Datadog
10 2 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.60%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.60%) IaaS
11 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.66%) SAN
2 22 (13.25%) DNS
3 19 (11.45%) DHCP
3 19 (11.45%) RTMP
3 19 (11.45%) RTSP
4 18 (10.84%) Firewall
5 17 (10.24%) NAS
6 10 (6.02%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.02%) Wireless
7 8 (4.82%) VPN
8 7 (4.22%) LAN
9 6 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (3.01%) HTTP
10 5 (3.01%) VLAN
10 5 (3.01%) WPA
11 4 (2.41%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.41%) WAN
12 3 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (1.81%) Internet
13 2 (1.20%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.46%) MySQL
3 16 (9.64%) Apache Hive
3 16 (9.64%) Hadoop
3 16 (9.64%) HBase
4 15 (9.04%) Big Data
5 14 (8.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (7.23%) Impala
7 7 (4.22%) RDBMS
7 7 (4.22%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.41%) Couchbase
9 4 (2.41%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.41%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.41%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.41%) QlikView
9 4 (2.41%) Spark SQL
9 4 (2.41%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 45 (27.11%) Git (software)
2 23 (13.86%) Jenkins
3 20 (12.05%) JIRA
4 18 (10.84%) Mercurial
5 14 (8.43%) Eclipse
6 10 (6.02%) IntelliJ
6 10 (6.02%) JUnit
6 10 (6.02%) Maven
6 10 (6.02%) Mockito
6 10 (6.02%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (5.42%) Subversion
8 8 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (4.82%) Visual Studio
8 8 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.20%) Selenium
10 2 (1.20%) Travis CI
10 2 (1.20%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (6.02%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.81%) German Language
4 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (14.46%) Administrator
2 23 (13.86%) Analyst
3 22 (13.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (13.25%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (12.05%) Linux Administrator
4 20 (12.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 16 (9.64%) Developer
6 14 (8.43%) Support Analyst
7 13 (7.83%) Linux Support
7 13 (7.83%) Unix Analyst
7 13 (7.83%) Unix Support
7 13 (7.83%) Unix Support Analyst
8 10 (6.02%) Big Data Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) VMware Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.42%) Security Engineer
9 9 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) Consultant
10 8 (4.82%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.86%) Middleware
2 21 (12.65%) LAMP
3 17 (10.24%) Oracle Fusion
4 16 (9.64%) RESTful
4 16 (9.64%) Web Services
5 14 (8.43%) XML
6 12 (7.23%) REST
6 12 (7.23%) SOAP
7 10 (6.02%) .NET
7 10 (6.02%) ActiveMQ
7 10 (6.02%) RAML
7 10 (6.02%) Spring
8 6 (3.61%) HTML
8 6 (3.61%) HTML5
8 6 (3.61%) jQuery
9 4 (2.41%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.41%) CSS
9 4 (2.41%) JSON
9 4 (2.41%) Kafka
9 4 (2.41%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.08%) Replication
2 33 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (13.86%) Computer Science
4 19 (11.45%) Video\Live Streaming
5 15 (9.04%) EMC VNX
6 14 (8.43%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (6.63%) Data Centre
8 7 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (3.61%) Private Cloud
10 5 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (3.01%) PKI
11 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.81%) BYOD
12 3 (1.81%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.81%) Life Science
12 3 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
13 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
13 2 (1.20%) User Experience
13 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (62.65%) Windows
2 90 (54.22%) Linux
3 29 (17.47%) Unix
3 29 (17.47%) Windows Server
4 20 (12.05%) Debian
5 14 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.02%) CentOS
7 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.61%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.01%) Solaris
9 5 (3.01%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.01%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.81%) AIX
10 3 (1.81%) VxWorks
11 2 (1.20%) Android
11 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.20%) DC/OS
11 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (36.75%) DevOps
2 48 (28.92%) Configuration Management
3 33 (19.88%) Logistics
4 27 (16.27%) ITIL
5 25 (15.06%) Service Management
6 23 (13.86%) Incident Management
6 23 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 23 (13.86%) Problem Management
7 21 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (12.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 20 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (11.45%) Data Analysis
9 19 (11.45%) Network Monitoring
10 18 (10.84%) Change Management
11 16 (9.64%) Capacity Management
11 16 (9.64%) Release Management
12 15 (9.04%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (9.04%) Integration Testing
12 15 (9.04%) Low Latency
12 15 (9.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.89%) Python
2 35 (21.08%) SQL
3 28 (16.87%) Java
4 23 (13.86%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.86%) PowerShell
5 22 (13.25%) Bash Shell
6 21 (12.65%) C
7 14 (8.43%) C#
7 14 (8.43%) T-SQL
8 12 (7.23%) Shell Script
9 10 (6.02%) Java 8
10 6 (3.61%) Perl
11 5 (3.01%) C++
12 4 (2.41%) Scala
13 2 (1.20%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.20%) Go
13 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (17.47%) Degree
2 23 (13.86%) Security Cleared
3 18 (10.84%) DV Cleared
4 15 (9.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (7.83%) EMC Certification
6 8 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.41%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.81%) MCSE
8 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.20%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.20%) CCNA
9 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.60%) ISEB
10 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.60%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.60%) MCP
10 1 (0.60%) MCSA
10 1 (0.60%) RHCE
10 1 (0.60%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.46%) SLA
2 17 (10.24%) QA
3 3 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.20%) COBIT
4 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.60%) GAMP
5 1 (0.60%) HL7
System Software
1 65 (39.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (18.07%) Active Directory
3 22 (13.25%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (11.45%) Hyper-V
5 18 (10.84%) Docker
6 16 (9.64%) Apache Flume
6 16 (9.64%) HDFS
7 12 (7.23%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (2.41%) vSphere
9 2 (1.20%) KVM
9 2 (1.20%) LXC
9 2 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.20%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.60%) iptables
10 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.60%) pfSense
10 1 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (24.70%) Puppet
2 19 (11.45%) Kibana
3 17 (10.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (9.64%) EMC VPLEX
5 15 (9.04%) vMotion
6 13 (7.83%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (7.83%) vRealize
7 10 (6.02%) CloudHub
8 9 (5.42%) Ansible
9 7 (4.22%) Kubernetes
10 6 (3.61%) NetBackup
10 6 (3.61%) SCCM
11 5 (3.01%) Cacti
11 5 (3.01%) Nagios
11 5 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (2.41%) Oozie
12 4 (2.41%) Rundeck
13 3 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (1.81%) SCOM
13 3 (1.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (39.76%) VMware
2 52 (31.33%) Microsoft
3 46 (27.71%) Oracle
4 25 (15.06%) IBM
5 22 (13.25%) Cisco
6 19 (11.45%) Brocade
7 16 (9.64%) Atlassian
7 16 (9.64%) EMC
8 15 (9.04%) Isilon
9 13 (7.83%) Red Hat
10 11 (6.63%) CommVault
11 10 (6.02%) MuleSoft
11 10 (6.02%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (3.61%) Veeam
13 5 (3.01%) Citrix
13 5 (3.01%) Sophos
14 4 (2.41%) Dell
14 4 (2.41%) Google
14 4 (2.41%) HP
14 4 (2.41%) Tableau