Period
to 17 October 2019

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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 358 384 400
Rank change year-on-year +26 +16 +66
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 156 165 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 3.67% 3.91% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 120 121 123
South East median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +8.43%
10th Percentile £33,375 £30,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +14.58% +6.67%

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 4,246 4,215 3,992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.73% 14.48% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3,462 3,421 3,455
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £66,250
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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 -12 61 £47,500 - 9
Berkshire -34 34 £44,000 -7.37% 5
Hampshire +24 29 £35,000 -6.67% 3
West Sussex +23 27 £55,000 +34.15% 3
Surrey +51 21 £55,000 +33.33% 4
Oxfordshire +37 16 £50,000 +81.82%
East Sussex +13 15 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +19 11 £37,500 -34.78% 4
Kent -8 3 £70,500 +56.67% 2
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 96 (61.54%) Windows
2 84 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 72 (46.15%) Azure
4 65 (41.67%) VMware
5 49 (31.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 47 (30.13%) Windows Server
7 41 (26.28%) Active Directory
8 37 (23.72%) Linux
9 35 (22.44%) Office 365
10 34 (21.79%) Python
11 33 (21.15%) SQL
12 31 (19.87%) Cisco
12 31 (19.87%) PowerShell
12 31 (19.87%) DevOps
13 30 (19.23%) ITIL
13 30 (19.23%) Degree
14 28 (17.95%) Hyper-V
15 27 (17.31%) IaaS
16 26 (16.67%) Git (software)
16 26 (16.67%) Configuration Management
17 25 (16.03%) Software Engineering
18 24 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (15.38%) DNS
18 24 (15.38%) AWS
18 24 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
19 23 (14.74%) Firewall
20 22 (14.10%) Windows 10
21 21 (13.46%) SCCM
22 20 (12.82%) Java
22 20 (12.82%) SAN

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 (10.90%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.49%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.85%) IIS
4 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.21%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.28%) Apache
6 2 (1.28%) nginx
7 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.64%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 72 (46.15%) Azure
2 35 (22.44%) Office 365
3 27 (17.31%) IaaS
4 24 (15.38%) AWS
5 17 (10.90%) PaaS
6 9 (5.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 8 (5.13%) GCP
8 7 (4.49%) SaaS
9 5 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (3.21%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.28%) Azure Functions
11 2 (1.28%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.28%) Serverless
12 1 (0.64%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.38%) DNS
2 23 (14.74%) Firewall
3 20 (12.82%) SAN
4 17 (10.90%) DHCP
5 14 (8.97%) LAN
6 10 (6.41%) RTMP
6 10 (6.41%) RTSP
6 10 (6.41%) VPN
7 8 (5.13%) Skype
7 8 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.13%) WAN
8 6 (3.85%) VoIP
8 6 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (3.21%) Wireless
9 5 (3.21%) Wireshark
10 4 (2.56%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.56%) MPLS
11 3 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.92%) NAS
11 3 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.41%) MySQL
3 9 (5.77%) Cosmos DB
4 8 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.21%) Data Lake
5 5 (3.21%) HDInsight
5 5 (3.21%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.21%) Power BI
5 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.28%) Big Data
8 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.28%) DB2
8 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 26 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.05%) Eclipse
2 11 (7.05%) NetBeans
3 10 (6.41%) Mercurial
4 8 (5.13%) TeamCity
5 7 (4.49%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (3.21%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.21%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.28%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.64%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.64%) CMake
8 1 (0.64%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.64%) Valgrind
General
1 10 (6.41%) Finance
2 5 (3.21%) Billing
3 4 (2.56%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.92%) Games
4 3 (1.92%) Marketing
5 2 (1.28%) Electronics
5 2 (1.28%) German Language
5 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Military
6 1 (0.64%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (12.18%) Administrator
3 18 (11.54%) Developer
3 18 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (10.90%) Support Engineer
5 16 (10.26%) Architect
6 13 (8.33%) Consultant
7 12 (7.69%) IT Engineer
7 12 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 12 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 11 (7.05%) Backend Developer
8 11 (7.05%) Java Engineer
8 11 (7.05%) Senior Backend Developer
8 11 (7.05%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (7.05%) Senior Java Engineer
9 10 (6.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (6.41%) Linux Administrator
9 10 (6.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.33%) .NET
2 11 (7.05%) AWT
2 11 (7.05%) Java ME
2 11 (7.05%) Java SE
2 11 (7.05%) JSP
3 10 (6.41%) LAMP
4 9 (5.77%) AngularJS
4 9 (5.77%) HTML
5 8 (5.13%) HTML5
5 8 (5.13%) Middleware
5 8 (5.13%) React
6 7 (4.49%) Web Services
7 6 (3.85%) LDAP
8 3 (1.92%) Web Services Management
8 3 (1.92%) XML
9 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.28%) REST
9 2 (1.28%) SOAP
10 1 (0.64%) Backbone.js
10 1 (0.64%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.26%) Replication
2 15 (9.62%) Management Information System
3 14 (8.97%) Data Centre
4 12 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (6.41%) Video\Live Streaming
6 8 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.85%) Clustering
7 6 (3.85%) Driving Licence
8 5 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.56%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.92%) CMDB
10 3 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.92%) Life Science
11 2 (1.28%) Acoustics
11 2 (1.28%) Blog
11 2 (1.28%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 96 (61.54%) Windows
2 47 (30.13%) Windows Server
3 37 (23.72%) Linux
4 22 (14.10%) Windows 10
5 15 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (6.41%) Debian
6 10 (6.41%) VMS
7 4 (2.56%) CentOS
8 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.64%) Android
9 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.87%) DevOps
2 30 (19.23%) ITIL
3 26 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 25 (16.03%) Software Engineering
5 24 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 19 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 17 (10.90%) Infrastructure as Code
10 16 (10.26%) Computer Science
11 15 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (8.97%) Service Management
13 12 (7.69%) Capacity Management
13 12 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (6.41%) Analytics
14 10 (6.41%) Network Monitoring
15 9 (5.77%) Availability Management
15 9 (5.77%) Data Protection
15 9 (5.77%) ITSM
15 9 (5.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.79%) Python
2 33 (21.15%) SQL
3 31 (19.87%) PowerShell
4 20 (12.82%) Java
5 18 (11.54%) Bash Shell
6 17 (10.90%) C#
7 14 (8.97%) C
8 8 (5.13%) C++
8 8 (5.13%) Ruby
9 6 (3.85%) Perl
10 3 (1.92%) Ada
10 3 (1.92%) Go
10 3 (1.92%) PHP
11 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.28%) Lua
12 1 (0.64%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (19.23%) Degree
2 13 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.41%) CCNA
4 10 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (5.77%) Master's Degree
6 8 (5.13%) MCSA
6 8 (5.13%) MCSE
7 7 (4.49%) MCP
8 6 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.21%) HND
9 5 (3.21%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.92%) CCNP
11 3 (1.92%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.28%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.64%) MCITP
13 1 (0.64%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.13%) GDPR
2 6 (3.85%) QA
3 5 (3.21%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.21%) SLA
4 4 (2.56%) COBIT
5 2 (1.28%) GAMP
5 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.64%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 1 (0.64%) NCSC
System Software
1 49 (31.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (26.28%) Active Directory
3 28 (17.95%) Hyper-V
4 24 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (10.26%) Docker
6 6 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (3.85%) vSphere
7 5 (3.21%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.92%) Firmware
8 3 (1.92%) vCloud
9 2 (1.28%) iptables
9 2 (1.28%) KVM
9 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.28%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.28%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.28%) Xen
9 2 (1.28%) XenApp
10 1 (0.64%) HDFS
10 1 (0.64%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 21 (13.46%) SCCM
2 15 (9.62%) Kubernetes
3 11 (7.05%) Terraform
4 8 (5.13%) Ansible
4 8 (5.13%) Puppet
5 7 (4.49%) WSUS
6 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.56%) Nagios
9 3 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (1.92%) SCOM
9 3 (1.92%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.92%) vRealize
10 2 (1.28%) Graphite
10 2 (1.28%) Kibana
10 2 (1.28%) OpenNMS
10 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.28%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.64%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.64%) Graylog
Vendors
1 84 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 65 (41.67%) VMware
3 31 (19.87%) Cisco
4 15 (9.62%) Citrix
5 14 (8.97%) HP
6 11 (7.05%) Brocade
7 10 (6.41%) Google
8 9 (5.77%) Oracle
9 7 (4.49%) NetApp
10 6 (3.85%) Splunk
11 5 (3.21%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.21%) Hitachi
11 5 (3.21%) Isilon
11 5 (3.21%) Remedy
11 5 (3.21%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.56%) Juniper
13 3 (1.92%) CA
13 3 (1.92%) IBM
13 3 (1.92%) Lumension
13 3 (1.92%) SolarWinds