Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 316 265 351
Rank change year-on-year -51 +86 +13
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 125 59 133
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.72% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 4.08% 3.30% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 64 52 97
10th Percentile £26,250 £34,000 £32,800
25th Percentile £31,250 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,750 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.27% - +15.79%
75th Percentile £70,188 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £69,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £53,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.33% -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 3,065 1,786 3,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.62% 18.35% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,154 1,458 3,086
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,250 £24,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 -26 60 £30,000 -38.46% 6
Thames Valley -57 33 £38,000 -36.67% 8
Surrey -50 18 £62,500 +31.58%
Berkshire -20 16 £32,500 -42.98% 4
Buckinghamshire - 12 £55,000 - 1
Oxfordshire -30 5 £45,250 -24.58% 3
East Sussex -31 3 £75,250 +15.77%
Kent -54 3 £50,000 +38.89% 3
Home Counties - 3 £90,000 -
West Sussex - 1 - - 3
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 54 (43.20%) Azure
2 52 (41.60%) AWS
3 46 (36.80%) Python
4 44 (35.20%) Kubernetes
5 39 (31.20%) Windows
5 39 (31.20%) Java
6 38 (30.40%) Ansible
7 35 (28.00%) SQL
8 34 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (27.20%) Git (software)
9 33 (26.40%) Kafka
10 32 (25.60%) Linux
10 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
11 31 (24.80%) PaaS
12 30 (24.00%) VMware
12 30 (24.00%) Docker
13 29 (23.20%) Jenkins
13 29 (23.20%) PostgreSQL
14 27 (21.60%) Law
14 27 (21.60%) Security Cleared
15 26 (20.80%) Windows Server
16 25 (20.00%) DevOps
16 25 (20.00%) Finance
17 23 (18.40%) Active Directory
17 23 (18.40%) JavaScript
17 23 (18.40%) Oracle
17 23 (18.40%) Spring
17 23 (18.40%) Degree
17 23 (18.40%) RabbitMQ
17 23 (18.40%) Inclusion and Diversity

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 (16.00%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (15.20%) Cloud Foundry
2 19 (15.20%) GemFire
3 15 (12.00%) MS Exchange
4 14 (11.20%) Apache
5 3 (2.40%) Confluence
5 3 (2.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 54 (43.20%) Azure
2 52 (41.60%) AWS
3 31 (24.80%) PaaS
4 20 (16.00%) IaaS
5 19 (15.20%) GitHub
6 15 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (10.40%) Microsoft 365
8 10 (8.00%) Azure Monitor
9 9 (7.20%) GCP
10 7 (5.60%) SaaS
11 5 (4.00%) Serverless
12 3 (2.40%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (1.60%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (1.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 2 (1.60%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (1.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (1.60%) Azure Storage
13 2 (1.60%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.20%) Calico
2 17 (13.60%) Firewall
3 13 (10.40%) DNS
4 8 (6.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (6.40%) tcpdump
4 8 (6.40%) Wireshark
5 6 (4.80%) DHCP
5 6 (4.80%) SAN
5 6 (4.80%) WAN
6 5 (4.00%) Network Security
6 5 (4.00%) SMTP
6 5 (4.00%) SSL
6 5 (4.00%) VoIP
6 5 (4.00%) VPN
7 4 (3.20%) DMARC
7 4 (3.20%) LAN
7 4 (3.20%) Wireless
8 3 (2.40%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.20%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (12.80%) Big Data
3 15 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 14 (11.20%) Hadoop
4 14 (11.20%) HBase
4 14 (11.20%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.60%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (5.60%) MySQL
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.80%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.80%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.80%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.80%) Redis
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (27.20%) Git (software)
2 29 (23.20%) Jenkins
3 21 (16.80%) Gradle
4 20 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 20 (16.00%) Selenium
5 19 (15.20%) gulp
5 19 (15.20%) Protractor
5 19 (15.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.40%) GitLab
6 3 (2.40%) JIRA
7 2 (1.60%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.60%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.60%) Browser DevTools
7 2 (1.60%) Burp Suite
7 2 (1.60%) Cypress.io
7 2 (1.60%) Gatling
7 2 (1.60%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.60%) JUnit
7 2 (1.60%) Maven
7 2 (1.60%) Postman
General
1 27 (21.60%) Law
2 25 (20.00%) Finance
3 23 (18.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 19 (15.20%) Banking
5 14 (11.20%) Aerospace
5 14 (11.20%) Social Skills
6 13 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (9.60%) Legal
8 8 (6.40%) Organisational Skills
9 7 (5.60%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.60%) Advertising
10 2 (1.60%) Billing
10 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.80%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.80%) French Language
11 1 (0.80%) Games
11 1 (0.80%) Marketing
11 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (18.40%) Analyst
2 22 (17.60%) Developer
3 21 (16.80%) Cloud Engineer
4 15 (12.00%) IT Analyst
5 12 (9.60%) Azure Engineer
5 12 (9.60%) IT Support
5 12 (9.60%) IT Support Analyst
5 12 (9.60%) Support Analyst
6 11 (8.80%) Architect
7 10 (8.00%) Lead Architect
7 10 (8.00%) Lead Developer
8 9 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) Site Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Server Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (26.40%) Kafka
2 23 (18.40%) RabbitMQ
2 23 (18.40%) Spring
3 20 (16.00%) Elastic Stack
4 19 (15.20%) AngularJS
4 19 (15.20%) J2EE
4 19 (15.20%) Node.js
4 19 (15.20%) Spring Boot
4 19 (15.20%) Spring Integration
4 19 (15.20%) WireMock
5 16 (12.80%) JSON
6 14 (11.20%) Apache NiFi
6 14 (11.20%) GraphQL
7 6 (4.80%) ARM Templates
7 6 (4.80%) React
8 4 (3.20%) 802.1X
8 4 (3.20%) Redux
9 3 (2.40%) OAuth
10 2 (1.60%) Jest
10 2 (1.60%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.80%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (9.60%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.00%) User Experience
4 4 (3.20%) Cyberattack
4 4 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.20%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.20%) Social Media
5 3 (2.40%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.60%) iPad
6 2 (1.60%) Legacy Applications
6 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.80%) Clustering
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) PKI
7 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.20%) Windows
2 32 (25.60%) Linux
3 26 (20.80%) Windows Server
4 15 (12.00%) VMS
5 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (9.60%) Windows 10
6 12 (9.60%) Windows 7
6 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.60%) Unix
7 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.80%) Solaris
8 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.00%) DevOps
3 22 (17.60%) Open Source
4 21 (16.80%) Computer Science
4 21 (16.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 20 (16.00%) ITIL
5 20 (16.00%) Problem Management
5 20 (16.00%) User Stories
6 19 (15.20%) Dashboard Development
6 19 (15.20%) Digital Banking
6 19 (15.20%) Process Improvement
6 19 (15.20%) Service-Level Objective
6 19 (15.20%) SOLID
6 19 (15.20%) TDD
7 17 (13.60%) Servant Leadership
8 15 (12.00%) Analytics
9 14 (11.20%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (11.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 14 (11.20%) Migration
10 11 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 46 (36.80%) Python
2 39 (31.20%) Java
3 35 (28.00%) SQL
4 23 (18.40%) JavaScript
5 21 (16.80%) Bash
6 18 (14.40%) Go
6 18 (14.40%) Ruby
7 16 (12.80%) C#
8 14 (11.20%) C
9 12 (9.60%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.20%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.40%) Perl
12 2 (1.60%) Bicep
12 2 (1.60%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.80%) PHP
13 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (21.60%) Security Cleared
2 23 (18.40%) Degree
3 19 (15.20%) OCP
3 19 (15.20%) Oracle Certification
4 18 (14.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.80%) CCIE
8 1 (0.80%) CCNP
8 1 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.80%) CISM
8 1 (0.80%) CISSP
8 1 (0.80%) ISEB
8 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.20%) SLA
2 4 (3.20%) PMO
3 2 (1.60%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.80%) NCSC
4 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 30 (24.00%) Docker
2 23 (18.40%) Active Directory
3 22 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.80%) Firmware
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.80%) NFS
6 1 (0.80%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.80%) Samba
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (35.20%) Kubernetes
2 38 (30.40%) Ansible
3 22 (17.60%) Kibana
4 21 (16.80%) Grafana
5 19 (15.20%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (14.40%) Terraform
7 6 (4.80%) SCCM
8 5 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (3.20%) SCOM
10 2 (1.60%) Puppet
11 1 (0.80%) Galera Cluster
11 1 (0.80%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.80%) logstash
11 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.80%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.80%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.80%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
2 30 (24.00%) VMware
3 23 (18.40%) Oracle
4 17 (13.60%) PayPal
5 12 (9.60%) ServiceNow
6 10 (8.00%) Google
7 5 (4.00%) Cisco
8 3 (2.40%) Citrix
8 3 (2.40%) Dell
9 2 (1.60%) Adobe
9 2 (1.60%) New Relic
9 2 (1.60%) SAP
10 1 (0.80%) Arista
10 1 (0.80%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.80%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.80%) ConnectWise
10 1 (0.80%) EMC
10 1 (0.80%) Emulex
10 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.80%) Sun