Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 393 414 465
Rank change year-on-year +21 +51 +27
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 158 125 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.64% 3.07% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 116 110 153
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.59% -5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,800
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £57,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.58% +1.05% +5.56%

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 4,346 4,077 5,212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.66% 13.90% 13.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3,469 3,507 4,491
South East median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,750 £61,250
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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +11 82 £55,000 +46.67% 8
Berkshire +30 69 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Surrey +18 23 £32,500 -24.86% 3
Hampshire -3 23 £37,500 -9.09% 7
East Sussex -2 21 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Oxfordshire -29 9 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 4 £37,500 -
West Sussex +2 4 £44,250 +13.46% 1
Kent +8 2 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 112 (70.89%) Windows
2 79 (50.00%) Linux
3 78 (49.37%) VMware
3 78 (49.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (36.08%) Microsoft
5 56 (35.44%) DevOps
6 48 (30.38%) SQL Server
7 45 (28.48%) Microsoft Azure
8 44 (27.85%) Configuration Management
9 36 (22.78%) SQL
10 35 (22.15%) JavaScript
10 35 (22.15%) Replication
10 35 (22.15%) Windows Server
11 34 (21.52%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (20.89%) Git (software)
12 33 (20.89%) Oracle
13 31 (19.62%) Active Directory
13 31 (19.62%) SAN
13 31 (19.62%) Puppet
14 30 (18.99%) DNS
14 30 (18.99%) Firewall
15 28 (17.72%) DHCP
15 28 (17.72%) Security Cleared
16 27 (17.09%) Hyper-V
16 27 (17.09%) PowerShell
16 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
17 26 (16.46%) Python
17 26 (16.46%) NAS
17 26 (16.46%) Docker
18 25 (15.82%) Cisco

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 17 (10.76%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (10.13%) IIS
3 15 (9.49%) NServiceBus
4 13 (8.23%) Apache Spark
5 6 (3.80%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.16%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.53%) Apache
7 4 (2.53%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.90%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.90%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.63%) CMS
10 1 (0.63%) Confluence
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.63%) PrestaShop
10 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.63%) Magento
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (28.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.49%) Office 365
3 12 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (6.33%) IaaS
5 5 (3.16%) Serverless
6 4 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.53%) PaaS
7 3 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.90%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.90%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 3 (1.90%) Datadog
7 3 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.63%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.63%) GitHub
9 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.62%) SAN
2 30 (18.99%) DNS
2 30 (18.99%) Firewall
3 28 (17.72%) DHCP
4 26 (16.46%) NAS
5 15 (9.49%) RTMP
5 15 (9.49%) RTSP
5 15 (9.49%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.33%) VPN
7 8 (5.06%) Wireless
8 7 (4.43%) LAN
8 7 (4.43%) VLAN
9 5 (3.16%) WAN
9 5 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.53%) WPA
11 3 (1.90%) Internet
11 3 (1.90%) Network Security
11 3 (1.90%) VoIP
12 2 (1.27%) SCTP
12 2 (1.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (30.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.39%) Big Data
2 18 (11.39%) MySQL
3 13 (8.23%) Apache Hive
3 13 (8.23%) Hadoop
3 13 (8.23%) HBase
3 13 (8.23%) Impala
3 13 (8.23%) Oracle Database
4 12 (7.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (3.16%) Power BI
6 4 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.90%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.27%) DB2
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.63%) GIS
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (20.89%) Git (software)
2 20 (12.66%) Visual Studio
3 19 (12.03%) Jenkins
4 17 (10.76%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (5.06%) Mercurial
6 5 (3.16%) JIRA
7 4 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.53%) Subversion
8 3 (1.90%) Travis CI
8 3 (1.90%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.27%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.27%) Selenium
9 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.63%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (7.59%) German Language
2 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.80%) Finance
4 3 (1.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (20.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (13.29%) Administrator
4 19 (12.03%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (8.23%) Consultant
5 13 (8.23%) Implementation Consultant
6 12 (7.59%) Big Data Engineer
6 12 (7.59%) ERP Consultant
6 12 (7.59%) ERP Implementation Consultant
6 12 (7.59%) VMware Engineer
6 12 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.96%) Analyst
7 11 (6.96%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.33%) Linux Administrator
8 10 (6.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 10 (6.33%) Professional Services Consultant
9 9 (5.70%) Junior
9 9 (5.70%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Security Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.13%) LAMP
2 6 (3.80%) Middleware
3 4 (2.53%) .NET
3 4 (2.53%) MSMQ
3 4 (2.53%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (2.53%) REST
3 4 (2.53%) SOAP
4 3 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.90%) RESTful
5 2 (1.27%) HTML
5 2 (1.27%) jQuery
6 1 (0.63%) CGI
6 1 (0.63%) LDAP
6 1 (0.63%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.63%) SAML
6 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.15%) Replication
2 34 (21.52%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (12.66%) Computer Science
4 16 (10.13%) EMC VNX
5 15 (9.49%) Private Cloud
5 15 (9.49%) Video\Live Streaming
6 14 (8.86%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (7.59%) Life Science
8 11 (6.96%) Data Centre
9 6 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (3.16%) PKI
10 5 (3.16%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.90%) BYOD
11 3 (1.90%) Cybercrime
11 3 (1.90%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 112 (70.89%) Windows
2 79 (50.00%) Linux
3 35 (22.15%) Windows Server
4 15 (9.49%) Debian
5 12 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.33%) CentOS
7 7 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.43%) Ubuntu
7 7 (4.43%) Unix
8 5 (3.16%) Solaris
9 4 (2.53%) AIX
9 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.90%) DC/OS
10 3 (1.90%) VxWorks
11 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.63%) MVS
12 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (35.44%) DevOps
2 44 (27.85%) Configuration Management
3 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 21 (13.29%) Data Analysis
5 21 (13.29%) Logistics
6 19 (12.03%) Integration Testing
7 18 (11.39%) Collaborative Working
7 18 (11.39%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (11.39%) Deployment Automation
7 18 (11.39%) Release Management
8 17 (10.76%) Change Management
8 17 (10.76%) Low Latency
8 17 (10.76%) Storage Management
8 17 (10.76%) Test Automation
8 17 (10.76%) Visualisation
9 16 (10.13%) Capacity Management
9 16 (10.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 15 (9.49%) Network Monitoring
10 15 (9.49%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.78%) SQL
2 35 (22.15%) JavaScript
3 27 (17.09%) PowerShell
4 26 (16.46%) Python
5 24 (15.19%) C#
6 23 (14.56%) C
7 22 (13.92%) Bash Shell
8 21 (13.29%) Java
9 6 (3.80%) Perl
10 5 (3.16%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.90%) C++
11 3 (1.90%) U-SQL
12 2 (1.27%) Delphi
12 2 (1.27%) PHP
13 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (17.72%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.56%) DV Cleared
3 22 (13.92%) Degree
4 15 (9.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (8.86%) EMC Certification
6 10 (6.33%) MCSE
6 10 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.90%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CCNA
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.63%) MCP
9 1 (0.63%) RHCE
9 1 (0.63%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.06%) GAMP
2 5 (3.16%) SLA
3 4 (2.53%) COBIT
3 4 (2.53%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.90%) QA
5 1 (0.63%) HL7
5 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (49.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (19.62%) Active Directory
3 27 (17.09%) Hyper-V
4 26 (16.46%) Docker
5 15 (9.49%) Virtual Servers
6 13 (8.23%) Apache Flume
6 13 (8.23%) HDFS
7 10 (6.33%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (5.70%) vSphere
9 3 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.90%) vCloud
9 3 (1.90%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.90%) XenApp
9 3 (1.90%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.27%) KVM
10 2 (1.27%) LXC
11 1 (0.63%) iptables
11 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.63%) pfSense
11 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 31 (19.62%) Puppet
2 19 (12.03%) vMotion
3 17 (10.76%) EMC VPLEX
3 17 (10.76%) Kibana
4 14 (8.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (8.86%) vRealize
5 10 (6.33%) Ansible
6 9 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (5.70%) SCCM
7 7 (4.43%) Nagios
8 4 (2.53%) Cacti
8 4 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (2.53%) Terraform
9 3 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.90%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.90%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.90%) Packer
10 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.63%) Control-M
11 1 (0.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 78 (49.37%) VMware
2 57 (36.08%) Microsoft
3 33 (20.89%) Oracle
4 25 (15.82%) Cisco
5 18 (11.39%) Atlassian
6 17 (10.76%) Brocade
6 17 (10.76%) EMC
7 16 (10.13%) Isilon
8 15 (9.49%) Citrix
9 14 (8.86%) CommVault
10 10 (6.33%) Red Hat
11 8 (5.06%) HP
11 8 (5.06%) IBM
12 6 (3.80%) Google
13 5 (3.16%) Veeam
14 4 (2.53%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.53%) Sophos
14 4 (2.53%) Splunk
15 3 (1.90%) Avaya
15 3 (1.90%) Hitachi