Period
to 31 May 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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 294 361 405
Rank change year-on-year +67 +44 +35
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 102 159 150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 4.04% 3.68% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 58 133 125
Median annual salary £47,250 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,775 £35,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,750 £68,100
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +7.14%

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 2,525 4,319 4,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.64% 16.46% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,990 3,449 3,420
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +20 32 £37,000 -32.73% 2
Hampshire +80 29 £55,000 -13.73% 5
West Sussex +44 26 £55,000 -15.38%
Berkshire +9 24 £37,000 -32.73%
Kent +38 8 £45,500 -35.46%
Buckinghamshire +32 6 - - 1
Surrey +41 5 £47,500 +50.79% 1
Oxfordshire +25 2 £27,500 -45.00% 1
East Sussex +9 2 £33,000 -17.50% 3
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 44 (43.14%) Windows
2 37 (36.27%) Active Directory
2 37 (36.27%) VMware
3 34 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (32.35%) Linux
5 32 (31.37%) Windows Server
6 31 (30.39%) Java
7 29 (28.43%) Azure
8 28 (27.45%) Microsoft
9 26 (25.49%) DNS
10 25 (24.51%) Firewall
11 24 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (20.59%) Ansible
12 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
12 21 (20.59%) PowerShell
13 20 (19.61%) Windows 10
14 19 (18.63%) Clustering
15 18 (17.65%) SQL
16 17 (16.67%) WAN
16 17 (16.67%) Change Management
17 16 (15.69%) Management Information System
17 16 (15.69%) NetBeans
17 16 (15.69%) DHCP
17 16 (15.69%) AWT
17 16 (15.69%) Eclipse
17 16 (15.69%) JSP
17 16 (15.69%) Python
17 16 (15.69%) Java ME
17 16 (15.69%) Java SE
18 15 (14.71%) Data Centre

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 9 (8.82%) Tomcat
1 9 (8.82%) WildFly
2 6 (5.88%) Confluence
3 4 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.98%) Apache
4 1 (0.98%) IIS
4 1 (0.98%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) assyst
1 4 (3.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (28.43%) Azure
2 15 (14.71%) Office 365
3 11 (10.78%) AWS
4 10 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (5.88%) Power Platform
6 5 (4.90%) GCP
7 4 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.94%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (2.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (2.94%) IaaS
8 3 (2.94%) PaaS
8 3 (2.94%) SaaS
9 2 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.96%) BrowserStack
9 2 (1.96%) GitHub
9 2 (1.96%) Serverless
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.98%) AWS IoT
10 1 (0.98%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.49%) DNS
2 25 (24.51%) Firewall
3 17 (16.67%) WAN
4 16 (15.69%) DHCP
5 13 (12.75%) LAN
6 11 (10.78%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (10.78%) SAN
6 11 (10.78%) Wireless
7 8 (7.84%) TCP/IP
8 7 (6.86%) iSCSI
8 7 (6.86%) NAS
9 6 (5.88%) WLAN
10 5 (4.90%) Skype
10 5 (4.90%) VPN
11 4 (3.92%) BGP
11 4 (3.92%) EIGRP
11 4 (3.92%) Ethernet
11 4 (3.92%) FCAPS
11 4 (3.92%) MPLS
11 4 (3.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (5.88%) Power BI
3 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (3.92%) MS Access
5 3 (2.94%) Big Data
5 3 (2.94%) MySQL
6 2 (1.96%) DB2
6 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.98%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (15.69%) Eclipse
1 16 (15.69%) NetBeans
2 9 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.88%) JIRA
4 3 (2.94%) Subversion
5 2 (1.96%) Appium
5 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.96%) GoCD
5 2 (1.96%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.96%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (1.96%) JBehave
5 2 (1.96%) JMeter
5 2 (1.96%) Maven
5 2 (1.96%) Postman
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 2 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (12.75%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.86%) Games
3 4 (3.92%) Military
4 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.98%) Billing
4 1 (0.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (18.63%) Developer
2 16 (15.69%) Backend Developer
2 16 (15.69%) IT Engineer
2 16 (15.69%) Java Developer
2 16 (15.69%) Java Engineer
2 16 (15.69%) Senior Backend Developer
2 16 (15.69%) Senior Developer
2 16 (15.69%) Senior Java Developer
2 16 (15.69%) Senior Java Engineer
3 13 (12.75%) Support Engineer
4 12 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (11.76%) Administrator
4 12 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (10.78%) Analyst
6 10 (9.80%) IT Support
7 9 (8.82%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 9 (8.82%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.69%) AWT
1 16 (15.69%) Java ME
1 16 (15.69%) Java SE
1 16 (15.69%) JSP
2 9 (8.82%) Akka
2 9 (8.82%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (7.84%) OpenJDK
4 6 (5.88%) RESTful
5 4 (3.92%) jQuery
6 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.94%) LDAP
6 3 (2.94%) React
6 3 (2.94%) WebRTC
6 3 (2.94%) XML
7 2 (1.96%) .NET
7 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.96%) Web Services
8 1 (0.98%) JSON
8 1 (0.98%) LAMP
8 1 (0.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.63%) Clustering
2 16 (15.69%) Management Information System
3 15 (14.71%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.80%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (6.86%) Driving Licence
6 7 (6.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (6.86%) Private Cloud
7 6 (5.88%) CMDB
8 4 (3.92%) Social Network
9 3 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.96%) Cybercrime
10 2 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.96%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (43.14%) Windows
2 33 (32.35%) Linux
3 32 (31.37%) Windows Server
4 20 (19.61%) Windows 10
5 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (6.86%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.90%) Android
10 4 (3.92%) Debian
11 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.94%) CentOS
11 3 (2.94%) Unix
11 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.96%) VxWorks
12 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (1.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.67%) Change Management
2 15 (14.71%) Virtual Environments
3 11 (10.78%) DevOps
4 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.80%) Workflow
5 9 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 9 (8.82%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.82%) Open Source
5 9 (8.82%) Problem Management
5 9 (8.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 8 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (7.84%) High Availability
6 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (7.84%) Network Design
6 8 (7.84%) Network Virtualisation
6 8 (7.84%) Server Management
6 8 (7.84%) Server Patching
6 8 (7.84%) Test Automation
7 7 (6.86%) Security Management
7 7 (6.86%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.39%) Java
2 21 (20.59%) PowerShell
3 18 (17.65%) SQL
4 16 (15.69%) Python
5 8 (7.84%) C#
5 8 (7.84%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.84%) VB
6 7 (6.86%) C++
7 6 (5.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 6 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.90%) Perl
8 5 (4.90%) PHP
9 4 (3.92%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.94%) C
10 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.94%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.96%) Groovy
11 2 (1.96%) VBScript
12 1 (0.98%) Go
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.73%) DV Cleared
3 13 (12.75%) Degree
4 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (5.88%) LFCE
6 6 (5.88%) LFCS
6 6 (5.88%) Linux+ Certification
6 6 (5.88%) MCSA
6 6 (5.88%) MCSE
6 6 (5.88%) RHCE
6 6 (5.88%) RHCSA
6 6 (5.88%) VCAP
7 4 (3.92%) CCNP
7 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) GDPR
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (36.27%) Active Directory
2 34 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (13.73%) Docker
4 14 (13.73%) Hyper-V
5 9 (8.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (8.82%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (7.84%) VMware Server
7 7 (6.86%) Firmware
7 7 (6.86%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (4.90%) vSphere
9 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.96%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (20.59%) Ansible
2 15 (14.71%) SCCM
2 15 (14.71%) WSUS
3 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 6 (5.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 5 (4.90%) Terraform
6 4 (3.92%) Amdocs OSS
6 4 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (3.92%) Icinga
6 4 (3.92%) Observium
7 3 (2.94%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.96%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.96%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.98%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 37 (36.27%) VMware
2 28 (27.45%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.73%) Cisco
4 12 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 9 (8.82%) Brocade
5 9 (8.82%) Veeam
6 7 (6.86%) Arista
6 7 (6.86%) Emulex
7 4 (3.92%) Cramer
7 4 (3.92%) Google
7 4 (3.92%) Infoblox
7 4 (3.92%) Remedy
7 4 (3.92%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.94%) Mapinfo
9 2 (1.96%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.96%) Citrix
9 2 (1.96%) HP
9 2 (1.96%) IBM
9 2 (1.96%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.96%) Symantec