Period
to 17 January 2020

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 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 346 356 422
Rank change year-on-year +10 +66 +27
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 133 173 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.55% 4.35% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 100 143 124
South East median annual salary £53,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,950 £36,250 £25,375
90th Percentile £68,875 £66,250 £64,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%

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 3,751 3,975 4,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.11% 14.88% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3,043 3,224 3,490
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 17 January 2020.

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 2020. 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 -6 57 £42,500 -15.00% 20
West Sussex +35 39 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Berkshire -20 33 £41,250 -17.50% 15
Hampshire +25 20 £34,750 -14.20% 6
Oxfordshire +28 16 £50,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire +8 8 £37,500 -26.83% 2
East Sussex -18 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Kent -2 6 £45,500 +1.11% 2
Surrey +25 3 £65,000 +44.44% 4
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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 (54.14%) Windows
2 48 (36.09%) VMware
3 47 (35.34%) Microsoft
3 47 (35.34%) Azure
4 37 (27.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 36 (27.07%) Active Directory
6 34 (25.56%) Windows Server
7 33 (24.81%) Linux
7 33 (24.81%) Java
8 31 (23.31%) DNS
9 28 (21.05%) Hyper-V
10 26 (19.55%) SQL
11 24 (18.05%) ITIL
11 24 (18.05%) Cisco
12 23 (17.29%) AWT
12 23 (17.29%) Eclipse
12 23 (17.29%) JSP
12 23 (17.29%) Java ME
12 23 (17.29%) Java SE
12 23 (17.29%) Degree
12 23 (17.29%) NetBeans
13 22 (16.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 22 (16.54%) Firewall
14 21 (15.79%) Python
14 21 (15.79%) Office 365
15 20 (15.04%) Data Centre
15 20 (15.04%) SQL Server
15 20 (15.04%) Management Information System
16 19 (14.29%) AWS
17 18 (13.53%) Configuration 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 10 (7.52%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.02%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.75%) Confluence
4 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 47 (35.34%) Azure
2 21 (15.79%) Office 365
3 19 (14.29%) AWS
4 12 (9.02%) IaaS
5 8 (6.02%) PaaS
6 6 (4.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (4.51%) GCP
6 6 (4.51%) Power Platform
6 6 (4.51%) SaaS
7 4 (3.01%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (3.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (3.01%) G Suite
8 3 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.50%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (23.31%) DNS
2 22 (16.54%) Firewall
3 16 (12.03%) DHCP
3 16 (12.03%) SAN
4 11 (8.27%) LAN
5 9 (6.77%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.02%) Wireless
7 6 (4.51%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (4.51%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 6 (4.51%) Internet
7 6 (4.51%) iSCSI
7 6 (4.51%) NAS
7 6 (4.51%) VoIP
7 6 (4.51%) WAN
7 6 (4.51%) Wireshark
8 5 (3.76%) VLAN
8 5 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.01%) DMZ
9 4 (3.01%) Intranet
10 3 (2.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.27%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (4.51%) Power BI
3 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.26%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.26%) MS Access
6 2 (1.50%) DB2
6 2 (1.50%) MySQL
7 1 (0.75%) Big Data
7 1 (0.75%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.75%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (17.29%) Eclipse
1 23 (17.29%) NetBeans
2 8 (6.02%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.50%) IDA Disassembler
4 2 (1.50%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.75%) JIRA
5 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (6.77%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.26%) Billing
4 6 (4.51%) Games
5 5 (3.76%) Aerospace
6 4 (3.01%) German Language
6 4 (3.01%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.80%) Developer
2 23 (17.29%) Backend Developer
2 23 (17.29%) Java Developer
2 23 (17.29%) Java Engineer
2 23 (17.29%) Senior Backend Developer
2 23 (17.29%) Senior Developer
2 23 (17.29%) Senior Java Developer
2 23 (17.29%) Senior Java Engineer
3 17 (12.78%) Architect
3 17 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) Administrator
4 14 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (9.77%) IT Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Technical Architect
7 8 (6.02%) Analyst
7 8 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) IT Support
9 6 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.29%) AWT
1 23 (17.29%) Java ME
1 23 (17.29%) Java SE
1 23 (17.29%) JSP
2 9 (6.77%) Middleware
2 9 (6.77%) Web Services
3 4 (3.01%) LDAP
3 4 (3.01%) REST
3 4 (3.01%) SOAP
3 4 (3.01%) XML
4 2 (1.50%) LAMP
5 1 (0.75%) .NET
5 1 (0.75%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.04%) Data Centre
1 20 (15.04%) Management Information System
2 15 (11.28%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.26%) Clustering
4 7 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 7 (5.26%) Replication
5 6 (4.51%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.51%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.76%) Life Science
7 4 (3.01%) Social Network
8 3 (2.26%) CMDB
9 2 (1.50%) Blog
9 2 (1.50%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.50%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.75%) EPoS
10 1 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 72 (54.14%) Windows
2 34 (25.56%) Windows Server
3 33 (24.81%) Linux
4 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.27%) Windows 10
6 10 (7.52%) VMS
7 8 (6.02%) Debian
8 6 (4.51%) CentOS
9 2 (1.50%) Android
9 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.50%) VxWorks
9 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.05%) ITIL
2 22 (16.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (13.53%) Configuration Management
3 18 (13.53%) Software Engineering
4 15 (11.28%) Capacity Management
4 15 (11.28%) Network Virtualisation
5 14 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (10.53%) DevOps
5 14 (10.53%) Infrastructure as Code
5 14 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (9.77%) Information Security
7 12 (9.02%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (9.02%) Service Management
8 11 (8.27%) Test Automation
9 10 (7.52%) ITSM
10 9 (6.77%) Availability Management
10 9 (6.77%) Computer Science
10 9 (6.77%) Data Flow Diagram
10 9 (6.77%) Open Source
11 8 (6.02%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.81%) Java
2 26 (19.55%) SQL
3 21 (15.79%) Python
4 18 (13.53%) PowerShell
5 15 (11.28%) C
6 11 (8.27%) C#
7 9 (6.77%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.02%) Perl
9 7 (5.26%) C++
10 5 (3.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.01%) Ada
11 4 (3.01%) PHP
11 4 (3.01%) Ruby
12 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.75%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 23 (17.29%) Degree
2 15 (11.28%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.02%) MCSA
3 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.27%) MCSE
5 10 (7.52%) CCNA
5 10 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (6.77%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.51%) LFCE
7 6 (4.51%) LFCS
7 6 (4.51%) Linux+ Certification
7 6 (4.51%) RHCE
7 6 (4.51%) RHCSA
7 6 (4.51%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.51%) VCAP
8 5 (3.76%) HND
8 5 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.76%) MCP
8 5 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.01%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) COBIT
1 4 (3.01%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.01%) QA
2 3 (2.26%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) NCSC
System Software
1 37 (27.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (27.07%) Active Directory
3 28 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.77%) Docker
4 13 (9.77%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (6.02%) vSphere
6 6 (4.51%) Firmware
7 3 (2.26%) vCloud
7 3 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.50%) KVM
8 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.50%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.50%) XenApp
8 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.75%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.75%) Postfix
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (9.77%) Kubernetes
2 12 (9.02%) SCCM
3 10 (7.52%) Terraform
4 8 (6.02%) Ansible
4 8 (6.02%) WSUS
5 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (3.01%) Puppet
7 3 (2.26%) vRealize
8 2 (1.50%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.75%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.75%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.75%) SCSM
9 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (36.09%) VMware
2 47 (35.34%) Microsoft
3 24 (18.05%) Cisco
4 15 (11.28%) Brocade
5 11 (8.27%) HP
6 10 (7.52%) Google
6 10 (7.52%) Red Hat
7 8 (6.02%) Citrix
8 6 (4.51%) Arista
8 6 (4.51%) Emulex
8 6 (4.51%) Splunk
9 5 (3.76%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.76%) Hitachi
9 5 (3.76%) Isilon
9 5 (3.76%) NetApp
9 5 (3.76%) Remedy
9 5 (3.76%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.01%) Juniper
10 4 (3.01%) NEC
10 4 (3.01%) Oracle