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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 28 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 346 305 284
Rank change year-on-year -41 -21 +82
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 147 114 92
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 0.74% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 3.92% 3.89% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 67 71 59
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
25th Percentile £39,625 £40,625 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £56,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44% -14.29%
75th Percentile £81,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile - £70,000 -
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - - -2.78%

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 3,750 2,933 2,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.78% 18.96% 16.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,397 2,178 1,859
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,588 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,188
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -35 46 £77,500 +47.62% 7
Berkshire +23 42 £77,500 +24.00% 4
Hampshire -47 37 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Surrey -44 34 £35,000 -44.00% 2
Kent - 24 £50,000 - 3
West Sussex - 4 £37,500 - 7
Oxfordshire -36 2 £38,000 -36.67%
Buckinghamshire -63 2 £53,750 +34.38% 3
Middlesex - 2 - -
East Sussex -19 1 - -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 72 (48.98%) Docker
2 70 (47.62%) Kubernetes
3 64 (43.54%) Linux
4 61 (41.50%) Agile
5 58 (39.46%) Azure
5 58 (39.46%) Java
6 53 (36.05%) AWS
7 47 (31.97%) Test Automation
8 46 (31.29%) Finance
9 42 (28.57%) Python
10 38 (25.85%) Git (software)
10 38 (25.85%) Ansible
10 38 (25.85%) Jenkins
11 37 (25.17%) Firewall
12 36 (24.49%) Performance Tuning
13 33 (22.45%) JavaScript
14 32 (21.77%) SQL
15 31 (21.09%) Windows
16 30 (20.41%) Microsoft
16 30 (20.41%) High Availability
16 30 (20.41%) Decision-Making
17 29 (19.73%) DevOps
18 28 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (19.05%) VMware
19 27 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
20 26 (17.69%) GCP
20 26 (17.69%) C
20 26 (17.69%) Degree
21 25 (17.01%) CI/CD
22 24 (16.33%) Opscode Chef

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 (10.20%) IIS
2 13 (8.84%) JBoss
2 13 (8.84%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.48%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (7.48%) GemFire
4 10 (6.80%) Apache
5 9 (6.12%) SAS
6 4 (2.72%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.36%) Confluence
7 2 (1.36%) Ethereum
7 2 (1.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (7.48%) Simulink
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 58 (39.46%) Azure
2 53 (36.05%) AWS
3 26 (17.69%) GCP
4 19 (12.93%) PaaS
5 15 (10.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 14 (9.52%) Serverless
7 13 (8.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (8.84%) AWS CodePipeline
7 13 (8.84%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (8.84%) Azure Stack
7 13 (8.84%) Cloud Functions
7 13 (8.84%) GitHub
7 13 (8.84%) OpenShift
8 12 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (6.80%) Azure Monitor
9 10 (6.80%) Microsoft 365
10 9 (6.12%) Azure Storage
11 8 (5.44%) IaaS
12 7 (4.76%) Azure Sentinel
13 6 (4.08%) Azure AKS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.17%) Firewall
2 23 (15.65%) AMQP
2 23 (15.65%) MQTT
3 13 (8.84%) Internet
4 12 (8.16%) WAN
5 11 (7.48%) Calico
5 11 (7.48%) Wireshark
6 9 (6.12%) OpenVPN
7 8 (5.44%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (4.08%) tcpdump
9 5 (3.40%) DNS
9 5 (3.40%) VLAN
10 3 (2.04%) VPN
11 2 (1.36%) DHCP
11 2 (1.36%) SAN
12 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.68%) LAN
12 1 (0.68%) MPLS
12 1 (0.68%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.97%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (12.93%) NoSQL
3 13 (8.84%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (6.80%) Big Data
4 10 (6.80%) Hadoop
4 10 (6.80%) HBase
4 10 (6.80%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.72%) MySQL
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.36%) InfluxDB
7 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 38 (25.85%) Git (software)
1 38 (25.85%) Jenkins
2 22 (14.97%) Cucumber
3 13 (8.84%) Subversion
4 11 (7.48%) Gradle
4 11 (7.48%) gulp
4 11 (7.48%) Protractor
4 11 (7.48%) Selenium
4 11 (7.48%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (6.12%) GitLab
6 4 (2.72%) RStudio
6 4 (2.72%) Toad
7 2 (1.36%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.36%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.36%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.36%) JIRA
7 2 (1.36%) Maven
7 2 (1.36%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.68%) AutoIt
General
1 46 (31.29%) Finance
2 24 (16.33%) Manufacturing
3 23 (15.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 19 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (12.93%) Law
5 15 (10.20%) Aerospace
6 11 (7.48%) Banking
6 11 (7.48%) Games
7 9 (6.12%) Retail
8 6 (4.08%) Billing
9 5 (3.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (3.40%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
11 3 (2.04%) Social Skills
12 2 (1.36%) Back Office
13 1 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
13 1 (0.68%) Legal
13 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (12.93%) Developer
2 17 (11.56%) Architect
2 17 (11.56%) Software Engineer
3 16 (10.88%) Administrator
4 15 (10.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (8.84%) Embedded Engineer
5 13 (8.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 13 (8.84%) Senior DevOps
5 13 (8.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Performance Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Site Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) Graduate
7 11 (7.48%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 10 (6.80%) Lead Architect
8 10 (6.80%) Lead Developer
8 10 (6.80%) Principal Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Applications Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Azure Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.65%) WebSockets
2 21 (14.29%) Kafka
3 20 (13.61%) JSON
3 20 (13.61%) Node.js
4 19 (12.93%) Spring
5 15 (10.20%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (8.16%) React
7 11 (7.48%) AngularJS
7 11 (7.48%) Gherkin
7 11 (7.48%) J2EE
7 11 (7.48%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (7.48%) Spring Boot
7 11 (7.48%) Spring Integration
7 11 (7.48%) WireMock
8 10 (6.80%) Apache NiFi
8 10 (6.80%) ARM Templates
8 10 (6.80%) GraphQL
9 9 (6.12%) REST
9 9 (6.12%) Unreal Engine
10 8 (5.44%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.65%) Algorithms
2 17 (11.56%) Life Science
3 16 (10.88%) Cyber Defence
4 15 (10.20%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (8.16%) Cyberattack
5 12 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (7.48%) Blockchain
6 11 (7.48%) Mobile App
7 9 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (6.12%) iPhone
7 9 (6.12%) NFT
7 9 (6.12%) PlayStation
8 8 (5.44%) Smartphone
8 8 (5.44%) Social Media
8 8 (5.44%) User Experience
9 7 (4.76%) Client/Server
10 4 (2.72%) Data Centre
10 4 (2.72%) Public Cloud
11 3 (2.04%) Driving Licence
12 2 (1.36%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 64 (43.54%) Linux
2 31 (21.09%) Windows
3 23 (15.65%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.48%) Ubuntu
5 10 (6.80%) VMS
6 9 (6.12%) Android
7 4 (2.72%) Solaris
7 4 (2.72%) Unix
8 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.36%) CentOS
9 2 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.36%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (41.50%) Agile
2 47 (31.97%) Test Automation
3 36 (24.49%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (20.41%) Decision-Making
4 30 (20.41%) High Availability
5 29 (19.73%) DevOps
6 27 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (17.01%) CI/CD
8 23 (15.65%) Computer Science
8 23 (15.65%) Machine Learning
8 23 (15.65%) Performance Testing
9 22 (14.97%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 22 (14.97%) Software Engineering
10 20 (13.61%) Open Source
10 20 (13.61%) Problem Management
11 17 (11.56%) Architectural Design
11 17 (11.56%) Business Continuity
12 16 (10.88%) Coaching
12 16 (10.88%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (10.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 58 (39.46%) Java
2 42 (28.57%) Python
3 33 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 32 (21.77%) SQL
5 26 (17.69%) C
6 22 (14.97%) C#
7 12 (8.16%) TypeScript
8 11 (7.48%) MATLAB
8 11 (7.48%) PowerShell
9 10 (6.80%) C++
10 5 (3.40%) Lua
11 4 (2.72%) Bash
12 2 (1.36%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.36%) Go
12 2 (1.36%) Ruby
13 1 (0.68%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 26 (17.69%) Degree
2 17 (11.56%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.48%) AAT
3 11 (7.48%) OCP
3 11 (7.48%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.08%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.68%) CCNA
6 1 (0.68%) CEH
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.68%) HND
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (48.98%) Docker
2 28 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.56%) Active Directory
4 11 (7.48%) Firmware
5 10 (6.80%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.36%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.68%) KVM
9 1 (0.68%) NFS
9 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.68%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (47.62%) Kubernetes
2 38 (25.85%) Ansible
3 24 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (15.65%) Terraform
5 17 (11.56%) Puppet
6 13 (8.84%) Grafana
6 13 (8.84%) Kibana
7 11 (7.48%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (2.72%) Data Guard
8 4 (2.72%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.72%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (2.72%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (2.72%) systemd
9 3 (2.04%) Prometheus
9 3 (2.04%) WSUS
10 2 (1.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 2 (1.36%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.36%) SCCM
11 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 28 (19.05%) VMware
3 18 (12.24%) Oracle
4 15 (10.20%) QinetiQ
5 13 (8.84%) Splunk
6 9 (6.12%) Google
7 4 (2.72%) Commvault
7 4 (2.72%) Perforce
8 3 (2.04%) Cisco
9 2 (1.36%) PayPal
10 1 (0.68%) Brocade
10 1 (0.68%) F5
10 1 (0.68%) Mitel
10 1 (0.68%) NetApp
10 1 (0.68%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (0.68%) PagerDuty
10 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.68%) Veeam
10 1 (0.68%) Zerto