Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 306 267 358
Rank change year-on-year -39 +91 +59
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 125 82 167
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.76% 0.67% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 4.03% 3.95% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 67 59 137
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,700 £35,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £33,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £38,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +31.58% -27.62% +16.67%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £68,500 £62,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -4.55%

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 3,098 2,074 4,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.88% 16.92% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,262 1,690 3,642
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,584 £61,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,125 £73,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +2.04%

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 -47 59 £45,000 +25.00% 2
Thames Valley -26 40 £49,250 +29.61% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 22 £40,000 - 3
Surrey -19 18 £62,500 +38.89% 2
Berkshire -41 14 £50,000 +31.58% 7
East Sussex -10 9 £62,500 +89.39%
Oxfordshire - 4 £45,000 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 74 (59.20%) Ansible
2 66 (52.80%) Git (software)
3 64 (51.20%) AWS
4 63 (50.40%) PaaS
5 62 (49.60%) Azure
5 62 (49.60%) Jenkins
6 60 (48.00%) Active Directory
7 59 (47.20%) Windows
8 56 (44.80%) DevOps
9 54 (43.20%) Linux
10 53 (42.40%) Kubernetes
11 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
11 46 (36.80%) Finance
12 41 (32.80%) Python
13 40 (32.00%) Gradle
13 40 (32.00%) Terraform
14 37 (29.60%) Degree
15 36 (28.80%) Azure Active Directory
16 35 (28.00%) IaaS
16 35 (28.00%) Oracle
17 32 (25.60%) SLA
17 32 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
18 31 (24.80%) JavaScript
19 30 (24.00%) GitHub
19 30 (24.00%) Bash Shell
19 30 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
19 30 (24.00%) Grafana
19 30 (24.00%) Elastic Stack
20 29 (23.20%) Problem-Solving
20 29 (23.20%) Site Reliability Engineering

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 28 (22.40%) Cloud Foundry
1 28 (22.40%) Elasticsearch
1 28 (22.40%) GemFire
2 14 (11.20%) Confluence
3 13 (10.40%) MS Exchange
3 13 (10.40%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.20%) IIS
5 8 (6.40%) Apache
6 6 (4.80%) nginx
7 4 (3.20%) JBoss
7 4 (3.20%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.80%) MS Project Server
Cloud Services
1 64 (51.20%) AWS
2 63 (50.40%) PaaS
3 62 (49.60%) Azure
4 36 (28.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (28.00%) IaaS
6 30 (24.00%) GitHub
7 18 (14.40%) SaaS
8 17 (13.60%) Azure Data Factory
8 17 (13.60%) Microsoft 365
9 14 (11.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (4.00%) GCP
11 2 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.60%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (1.60%) Serverless
12 1 (0.80%) Azure App Service
12 1 (0.80%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.40%) Calico
2 26 (20.80%) Firewall
3 14 (11.20%) HTTP
4 12 (9.60%) DMZ
5 11 (8.80%) DNS
5 11 (8.80%) VPN
6 9 (7.20%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.60%) SAN
8 5 (4.00%) Network Security
9 4 (3.20%) NAS
10 3 (2.40%) DHCP
10 3 (2.40%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.40%) VSAN
11 2 (1.60%) BGP
11 2 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.60%) HSRP
11 2 (1.60%) Internet
11 2 (1.60%) Junos
11 2 (1.60%) OSPF
11 2 (1.60%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.20%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (12.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.00%) MySQL
5 2 (1.60%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.80%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (52.80%) Git (software)
2 62 (49.60%) Jenkins
3 40 (32.00%) Gradle
4 28 (22.40%) Cucumber
4 28 (22.40%) gulp
4 28 (22.40%) Protractor
4 28 (22.40%) Selenium
4 28 (22.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (14.40%) JIRA
6 15 (12.00%) Bitbucket
7 12 (9.60%) Maven
8 3 (2.40%) GitLab
8 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.60%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (36.80%) Finance
2 29 (23.20%) Banking
2 29 (23.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 28 (22.40%) Law
4 19 (15.20%) Organisational Skills
5 18 (14.40%) Social Skills
6 14 (11.20%) Billing
7 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
8 5 (4.00%) Public Sector
9 3 (2.40%) Electronics
9 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 3 (2.40%) Marketing
10 2 (1.60%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (1.60%) Local Government
10 2 (1.60%) Military
11 1 (0.80%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 46 (36.80%) Cloud Engineer
2 15 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (10.40%) Analyst
4 11 (8.80%) IT Analyst
4 11 (8.80%) Principal Cloud Engineer
4 11 (8.80%) Principal Engineer
4 11 (8.80%) Reliability Engineer
4 11 (8.80%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 9 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.40%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (6.40%) Information Analyst
6 8 (6.40%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) Architect
7 7 (5.60%) Developer
7 7 (5.60%) IT Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) IT Support
9 5 (4.00%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.00%) Elastic Stack
2 29 (23.20%) RabbitMQ
3 28 (22.40%) AngularJS
3 28 (22.40%) J2EE
3 28 (22.40%) Kafka
3 28 (22.40%) Node.js
3 28 (22.40%) Spring
3 28 (22.40%) Spring Boot
3 28 (22.40%) Spring Integration
3 28 (22.40%) WireMock
4 4 (3.20%) LAMP
4 4 (3.20%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (3.20%) Web Services
5 3 (2.40%) .NET
5 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.40%) CSS
5 3 (2.40%) jQuery
5 3 (2.40%) LINQ
5 3 (2.40%) REST
5 3 (2.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.80%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (9.60%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.40%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (5.60%) Clustering
5 6 (4.80%) Cloud Native
5 6 (4.80%) Public Cloud
6 5 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.00%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.40%) Legacy Applications
7 3 (2.40%) PKI
7 3 (2.40%) Replication
8 2 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.60%) NHS
8 2 (1.60%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.80%) Legacy Systems
9 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.80%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.80%) Social Media
9 1 (0.80%) User Experience
9 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (47.20%) Windows
2 54 (43.20%) Linux
3 22 (17.60%) Windows Server
4 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (8.80%) Windows 10
5 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (6.40%) Android
7 8 (6.40%) Apple iOS
7 8 (6.40%) Windows 7
8 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.20%) Unix
9 4 (3.20%) VMS
10 3 (2.40%) CentOS
11 2 (1.60%) Debian
11 2 (1.60%) Solaris
11 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.80%) DevOps
2 32 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (23.20%) Computer Science
3 29 (23.20%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (23.20%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 28 (22.40%) Dashboard Development
4 28 (22.40%) Digital Banking
4 28 (22.40%) Problem Management
4 28 (22.40%) Process Improvement
4 28 (22.40%) Service-Level Objective
4 28 (22.40%) SOLID
4 28 (22.40%) TDD
4 28 (22.40%) User Stories
5 24 (19.20%) Infrastructure as Code
6 22 (17.60%) Analytics
7 18 (14.40%) Configuration Management
8 17 (13.60%) ITIL
8 17 (13.60%) Scrum
8 17 (13.60%) Servant Leadership
9 15 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.80%) Python
2 31 (24.80%) JavaScript
3 30 (24.00%) Bash Shell
4 29 (23.20%) Java
5 24 (19.20%) SQL
6 19 (15.20%) PowerShell
6 19 (15.20%) Ruby
7 17 (13.60%) Go
8 6 (4.80%) Perl
9 3 (2.40%) C
9 3 (2.40%) C#
10 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (29.60%) Degree
2 28 (22.40%) OCP
2 28 (22.40%) Oracle Certification
3 18 (14.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.60%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) MCITP
7 1 (0.80%) MCP
7 1 (0.80%) MCSE
7 1 (0.80%) MCTS
7 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (25.60%) SLA
2 10 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.00%) QA
4 2 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.60%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.80%) NCSC
System Software
1 60 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.80%) Docker
3 15 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.20%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.20%) vSphere
7 3 (2.40%) NFS
7 3 (2.40%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.40%) XenApp
8 2 (1.60%) Firmware
8 2 (1.60%) iptables
8 2 (1.60%) KVM
8 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.60%) Postfix
8 2 (1.60%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.80%) Snort
Systems Management
1 74 (59.20%) Ansible
2 53 (42.40%) Kubernetes
3 40 (32.00%) Terraform
4 30 (24.00%) Grafana
4 30 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (22.40%) Kibana
6 15 (12.00%) Puppet
7 5 (4.00%) FortiGate
8 3 (2.40%) SCCM
8 3 (2.40%) SCOM
9 2 (1.60%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.60%) Consul
9 2 (1.60%) Graphite
9 2 (1.60%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.60%) Opsview
9 2 (1.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.60%) Packer
9 2 (1.60%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
2 35 (28.00%) Oracle
3 17 (13.60%) PayPal
3 17 (13.60%) VMware
4 10 (8.00%) Cisco
5 8 (6.40%) ServiceNow
6 5 (4.00%) Citrix
6 5 (4.00%) Google
6 5 (4.00%) NetApp
7 3 (2.40%) Brocade
7 3 (2.40%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.40%) Databricks
7 3 (2.40%) F5
7 3 (2.40%) HP
7 3 (2.40%) Juniper
7 3 (2.40%) SAP
7 3 (2.40%) Sophos
8 2 (1.60%) BT
8 2 (1.60%) Openreach
8 2 (1.60%) Palo Alto