Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 454 467
Rank change year-on-year +58 +13 -78
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 145 132 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 3.49% 2.74% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 124 106 146
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,875 £57,500 £59,462
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +10.59%

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 4158 4809 5733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.31% 14.31% 13.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3560 4099 4886
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 +36 66 £41,250 -6.25% 4
Berkshire +49 56 £50,000 +8.11% 4
Surrey +17 31 £46,500 +24.00%
Hampshire -14 18 £43,500 +2.35%
West Sussex - 15 £45,000 - 1
East Sussex -1 7 £47,500 +53.23%
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire -26 4 £30,000 -36.84%
Kent - 4 £50,500 -
Middlesex +11 3 £50,000 +5.26%
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 81 (55.86%) Windows
2 80 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 75 (51.72%) Active Directory
4 64 (44.14%) VMware
5 63 (43.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 52 (35.86%) Linux
7 51 (35.17%) SQL Server
8 44 (30.34%) Windows Server
9 36 (24.83%) SAN
10 35 (24.14%) Hyper-V
11 34 (23.45%) Configuration Management
12 29 (20.00%) HP
13 28 (19.31%) Oracle
14 27 (18.62%) VoIP
15 25 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
16 24 (16.55%) Finance
16 24 (16.55%) Java
17 23 (15.86%) Unix
18 21 (14.48%) ITIL
18 21 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (14.48%) Degree
19 20 (13.79%) PRINCE2
19 20 (13.79%) SharePoint
19 20 (13.79%) Office 365
20 19 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
21 18 (12.41%) Data Centre
21 18 (12.41%) Red Hat
21 18 (12.41%) Internet
21 18 (12.41%) Clustering

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 20 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.97%) IIS
3 10 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.76%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.76%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.38%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.69%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (13.79%) Office 365
3 16 (11.03%) IaaS
4 10 (6.90%) Mimecast
5 9 (6.21%) PaaS
6 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.69%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.69%) GitHub
8 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.69%) Serverless
8 1 (0.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (24.83%) SAN
2 27 (18.62%) VoIP
3 18 (12.41%) Internet
4 17 (11.72%) NAS
5 13 (8.97%) Firewall
5 13 (8.97%) iSCSI
6 10 (6.90%) Intranet
7 8 (5.52%) Skype
8 7 (4.83%) LAN
8 7 (4.83%) WAN
9 6 (4.14%) DNS
10 4 (2.76%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (2.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (2.07%) DHCP
11 3 (2.07%) Network Security
11 3 (2.07%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (35.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.66%) MySQL
3 12 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (7.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (6.90%) Oracle Database
5 10 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (6.21%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (5.52%) NoSQL
8 6 (4.14%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
9 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (3.45%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.76%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.07%) Big Data
12 2 (1.38%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.38%) HBase
12 2 (1.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.76%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.38%) Ant
4 2 (1.38%) GitLab
4 2 (1.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.69%) JIRA
5 1 (0.69%) JUnit
5 1 (0.69%) Selenium
5 1 (0.69%) Subversion
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (16.55%) Finance
2 14 (9.66%) Marketing
2 14 (9.66%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.90%) Electronics
3 10 (6.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (15.86%) Architect
3 20 (13.79%) Analyst
4 14 (9.66%) Administrator
5 12 (8.28%) IT Support
5 12 (8.28%) Technical Architect
6 11 (7.59%) Junior
6 11 (7.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 11 (7.59%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (6.90%) Service Manager
7 10 (6.90%) Services Delivery Manager
7 10 (6.90%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 10 (6.90%) Technical Manager
7 10 (6.90%) Technical Service Delivery Manager
7 10 (6.90%) Technical Services Manager
8 9 (6.21%) DevOps Administrator
8 9 (6.21%) IT Analyst
8 9 (6.21%) Linux DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.66%) Middleware
2 10 (6.90%) WCF
3 6 (4.14%) LAMP
4 5 (3.45%) .NET
4 5 (3.45%) iOS SDK
4 5 (3.45%) JSON
4 5 (3.45%) MvvmCross
4 5 (3.45%) Web Services
5 4 (2.76%) Java EE
5 4 (2.76%) REST
5 4 (2.76%) SOAP
5 4 (2.76%) WSDL
5 4 (2.76%) XSD
6 3 (2.07%) HTML
6 3 (2.07%) HTML5
6 3 (2.07%) Node.js
7 2 (1.38%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.38%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 1 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.69%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) Clustering
1 18 (12.41%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.97%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.59%) Handset
4 10 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.21%) PDA
6 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.14%) Derivative
8 5 (3.45%) Internet of Things
8 5 (3.45%) iPhone
8 5 (3.45%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.45%) Smart Home
9 4 (2.76%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (2.76%) Fat Client
9 4 (2.76%) Life Science
9 4 (2.76%) Replication
9 4 (2.76%) Thin Client
10 3 (2.07%) Driving Licence
10 3 (2.07%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 81 (55.86%) Windows
2 52 (35.86%) Linux
3 44 (30.34%) Windows Server
4 23 (15.86%) Unix
5 19 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (10.34%) Windows 10
8 14 (9.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (8.97%) Windows 7
10 12 (8.28%) Windows 8
11 8 (5.52%) CentOS
12 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (4.14%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (3.45%) Android
14 5 (3.45%) Apple iOS
15 4 (2.76%) AIX
15 4 (2.76%) Debian
16 3 (2.07%) VxWorks
17 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.45%) Configuration Management
2 21 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.48%) ITIL
3 20 (13.79%) PRINCE2
4 17 (11.72%) Software Delivery
5 16 (11.03%) Presales
6 15 (10.34%) High Availability
6 15 (10.34%) IT Strategy
6 15 (10.34%) Load Balancing
7 14 (9.66%) Data Management
7 14 (9.66%) DevOps
8 13 (8.97%) Line Management
8 13 (8.97%) System Testing
9 12 (8.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (8.28%) Mentoring
10 11 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (7.59%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (7.59%) Service Delivery
10 11 (7.59%) TOGAF
11 10 (6.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.55%) Java
2 17 (11.72%) Python
3 14 (9.66%) Shell Script
4 11 (7.59%) SQL
5 10 (6.90%) Bash Shell
6 9 (6.21%) C
7 8 (5.52%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.14%) C#
8 6 (4.14%) C++
8 6 (4.14%) Perl
9 5 (3.45%) Apple Swift
9 5 (3.45%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.07%) PHP
11 2 (1.38%) ES6
12 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.69%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (14.48%) Degree
3 13 (8.97%) CCNA
3 13 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (8.28%) MCP
4 12 (8.28%) MCSE
4 12 (8.28%) Security Cleared
5 11 (7.59%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.83%) MCSA
6 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.14%) RHCE
7 6 (4.14%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.69%) CCSA
9 1 (0.69%) CCSE
9 1 (0.69%) EMC Certification
9 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.90%) QA
2 7 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.45%) SLA
4 2 (1.38%) COBIT
4 2 (1.38%) GAMP
5 1 (0.69%) GCP
System Software
1 75 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 63 (43.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (24.14%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.28%) Virtual Servers
4 12 (8.28%) vSphere
5 7 (4.83%) LXC
6 4 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (2.76%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.07%) Docker
7 3 (2.07%) XenApp
8 2 (1.38%) Apache Flume
8 2 (1.38%) HDFS
8 2 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (11.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 15 (10.34%) Puppet
3 11 (7.59%) NetVault Backup
4 9 (6.21%) Ansible
5 5 (3.45%) Nagios
6 3 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.38%) Kibana
7 2 (1.38%) logstash
7 2 (1.38%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.38%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.69%) Cacti
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.69%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.69%) SCCM
8 1 (0.69%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.69%) vMotion
8 1 (0.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 80 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 64 (44.14%) VMware
3 29 (20.00%) HP
4 28 (19.31%) Oracle
5 18 (12.41%) Red Hat
6 15 (10.34%) 3PAR
7 12 (8.28%) Cisco
7 12 (8.28%) Veeam
8 10 (6.90%) SAP
9 8 (5.52%) Apple
10 5 (3.45%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.45%) Xamarin
11 4 (2.76%) F5
11 4 (2.76%) IBM
11 4 (2.76%) Nokia
12 3 (2.07%) Citrix
12 3 (2.07%) Dell
12 3 (2.07%) EMC
12 3 (2.07%) Juniper
13 2 (1.38%) Sophos