Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 357 395 425
Rank change year-on-year +38 +30 +16
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 167 155 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.75% 3.56% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 135 108 104
South East median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +11.80% -3.01%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,675 £26,625
90th Percentile £74,100 £66,925 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +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 4,453 4,353 4,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.66% 14.40% 13.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,619 3,478 3,545
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,925 £22,000
90th Percentile £73,050 £67,500 £65,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +3.53%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +40 79 £52,500 -12.50% 10
Berkshire +14 65 £52,500 -12.50% 6
Surrey +32 27 £55,000 +83.33% 4
Hampshire +1 27 £60,000 +60.00% 10
East Sussex +6 17 £40,000 +14.29% 1
West Sussex +13 12 £54,500 +28.24% 9
Buckinghamshire +35 11 £55,000 +46.67% 3
Kent +15 5 £70,500 +34.29% 1
Oxfordshire +46 3 £50,000 +81.82% 1
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 105 (62.87%) Windows
2 95 (56.89%) Microsoft
3 88 (52.69%) VMware
4 82 (49.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 76 (45.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 63 (37.72%) DevOps
7 62 (37.13%) Linux
8 60 (35.93%) Windows Server
9 57 (34.13%) PowerShell
10 49 (29.34%) SQL
10 49 (29.34%) Python
11 46 (27.54%) Active Directory
12 44 (26.35%) Amazon AWS
13 40 (23.95%) VMware ESXi
14 39 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
15 38 (22.75%) Firewall
16 37 (22.16%) Git (software)
17 35 (20.96%) IaaS
18 34 (20.36%) Hyper-V
19 33 (19.76%) PaaS
20 29 (17.37%) Configuration Management
21 28 (16.77%) ITIL
22 27 (16.17%) DNS
22 27 (16.17%) Office 365
23 26 (15.57%) Bash Shell
23 26 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
23 26 (15.57%) Degree
23 26 (15.57%) DHCP
23 26 (15.57%) Infrastructure as Code
24 24 (14.37%) Infrastructure 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 19 (11.38%) IIS
2 12 (7.19%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.99%) Apache
3 10 (5.99%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.79%) nginx
5 6 (3.59%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.40%) Anypoint
6 4 (2.40%) Confluence
6 4 (2.40%) Mule
6 4 (2.40%) Mule ESB
7 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.60%) JBoss
9 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 82 (49.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (26.35%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (20.96%) IaaS
4 33 (19.76%) PaaS
5 27 (16.17%) Office 365
6 17 (10.18%) SaaS
7 14 (8.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (7.19%) Power Platform
9 11 (6.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (2.99%) Azure Functions
10 5 (2.99%) Datadog
10 5 (2.99%) Serverless
11 2 (1.20%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (1.20%) NuGet
12 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (22.75%) Firewall
2 27 (16.17%) DNS
3 26 (15.57%) DHCP
4 22 (13.17%) VPN
5 16 (9.58%) RTMP
5 16 (9.58%) RTSP
5 16 (9.58%) SAN
6 15 (8.98%) Skype
7 11 (6.59%) LAN
7 11 (6.59%) VoIP
7 11 (6.59%) WAN
8 6 (3.59%) VSAN
9 5 (2.99%) Internet
9 5 (2.99%) MPLS
10 4 (2.40%) SSL
11 3 (1.80%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.80%) Wireless
12 2 (1.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.18%) MySQL
2 13 (7.78%) Data Lake
2 13 (7.78%) Oracle Database
2 13 (7.78%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.19%) Power BI
4 11 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.99%) Cosmos DB
5 10 (5.99%) HDInsight
6 9 (5.39%) NoSQL
7 8 (4.79%) DB2
8 7 (4.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (2.99%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (2.40%) Big Data
11 3 (1.80%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.20%) HBase
Development Applications
1 37 (22.16%) Git (software)
2 19 (11.38%) Jenkins
3 17 (10.18%) Visual Studio Team System
4 16 (9.58%) Mercurial
5 13 (7.78%) Visual Studio
6 8 (4.79%) JIRA
6 8 (4.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (4.79%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (2.99%) Travis CI
7 5 (2.99%) Vagrant
8 4 (2.40%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.40%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.40%) JUnit
8 4 (2.40%) Maven
8 4 (2.40%) Mockito
9 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.20%) Fiddler
10 2 (1.20%) Selenium
10 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (4.79%) Finance
2 2 (1.20%) Marketing
2 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.60%) Electronics
3 1 (0.60%) Law
3 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (16.17%) Administrator
2 26 (15.57%) Systems Administrator
3 24 (14.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (13.77%) Consultant
4 23 (13.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (11.38%) Architect
6 16 (9.58%) Linux Administrator
6 16 (9.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 16 (9.58%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.59%) Azure Engineer
7 11 (6.59%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (5.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (5.99%) Cloud Architect
9 9 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (5.39%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (4.79%) Graduate
10 8 (4.79%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) Graduate Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.79%) Graduate Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.18%) LAMP
2 16 (9.58%) .NET
3 15 (8.98%) Web Services
4 11 (6.59%) HTML
4 11 (6.59%) LDAP
5 9 (5.39%) AngularJS
5 9 (5.39%) XML
6 8 (4.79%) HTML5
6 8 (4.79%) JSON
6 8 (4.79%) React
6 8 (4.79%) REST
6 8 (4.79%) SOAP
7 5 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (2.99%) Middleware
8 4 (2.40%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.40%) RAML
8 4 (2.40%) RESTful
8 4 (2.40%) Spring
9 3 (1.80%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.57%) Replication
2 16 (9.58%) Video\Live Streaming
3 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.39%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.79%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.59%) Clustering
6 6 (3.59%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.59%) Fibre Optics
6 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.80%) Acoustics
8 3 (1.80%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.80%) User Experience
9 2 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.20%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.20%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 105 (62.87%) Windows
2 62 (37.13%) Linux
3 60 (35.93%) Windows Server
4 19 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (10.18%) Debian
6 17 (10.18%) Windows 10
7 8 (4.79%) VMS
8 7 (4.19%) Unix
9 6 (3.59%) CentOS
9 6 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.59%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.99%) DC/OS
10 5 (2.99%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.20%) Android
11 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.60%) Solaris
12 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (37.72%) DevOps
2 39 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (17.37%) Configuration Management
4 28 (16.77%) ITIL
5 26 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (15.57%) Infrastructure as Code
6 24 (14.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 18 (10.78%) Mentoring
7 18 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (10.18%) Software Engineering
9 16 (9.58%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (9.58%) Test Automation
10 15 (8.98%) Analytics
11 14 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (7.19%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (6.59%) Data-Driven Testing
14 10 (5.99%) Data Management
14 10 (5.99%) Data Protection
14 10 (5.99%) Scrum
14 10 (5.99%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (34.13%) PowerShell
2 49 (29.34%) Python
2 49 (29.34%) SQL
3 26 (15.57%) Bash Shell
4 13 (7.78%) Java
5 12 (7.19%) C#
5 12 (7.19%) Ruby
6 10 (5.99%) Go
7 7 (4.19%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.59%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.99%) C
9 5 (2.99%) C++
10 4 (2.40%) Java 8
11 2 (1.20%) Lua
12 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (15.57%) Degree
2 13 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.39%) Master's Degree
4 8 (4.79%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.99%) MCSE
6 5 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.40%) MCSA
8 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.20%) CCNA
9 2 (1.20%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.20%) MCP
10 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.60%) MCITP
10 1 (0.60%) MCSD
10 1 (0.60%) VCAP
10 1 (0.60%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.78%) GDPR
2 8 (4.79%) GAMP
3 6 (3.59%) QA
4 5 (2.99%) COBIT
5 4 (2.40%) SLA
6 3 (1.80%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (1.20%) HIPAA
7 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.20%) NIST
7 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.20%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.60%) HAZOP
8 1 (0.60%) HL7
8 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (45.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (27.54%) Active Directory
3 40 (23.95%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (20.36%) Hyper-V
5 19 (11.38%) Docker
6 16 (9.58%) VirtualBox
7 8 (4.79%) iptables
7 8 (4.79%) Xen
8 6 (3.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (2.99%) BitLocker
9 5 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (2.40%) vSphere
11 2 (1.20%) Apache Flume
11 2 (1.20%) HDFS
11 2 (1.20%) XenApp
12 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (9.58%) Ansible
2 15 (8.98%) SCCM
2 15 (8.98%) Terraform
3 13 (7.78%) Puppet
4 11 (6.59%) Kubernetes
4 11 (6.59%) Nagios
5 10 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (4.79%) Graphite
6 8 (4.79%) Kibana
6 8 (4.79%) vCenter Server
6 8 (4.79%) ZABBIX
7 7 (4.19%) SCOM
8 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (2.99%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (2.99%) Oracle ZFS
9 5 (2.99%) Packer
10 4 (2.40%) CloudHub
11 3 (1.80%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (1.20%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 95 (56.89%) Microsoft
2 88 (52.69%) VMware
3 24 (14.37%) Oracle
4 18 (10.78%) Google
5 16 (9.58%) Cisco
6 15 (8.98%) Citrix
7 8 (4.79%) Centreon
8 5 (2.99%) New Relic
8 5 (2.99%) Splunk
8 5 (2.99%) Veeam
9 4 (2.40%) Cognizant
9 4 (2.40%) HP
9 4 (2.40%) MuleSoft
9 4 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.80%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.80%) CA
10 3 (1.80%) Lumension
10 3 (1.80%) NetApp
10 3 (1.80%) Zerto
11 2 (1.20%) Fujitsu