Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 296 319 358
Rank change year-on-year +23 +39 +61
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 82 108 160
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 3.28% 3.96% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 64 70 138
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,600 "
25th Percentile £40,000 £34,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,492 £47,250 £54,500
Median % change year-on-year +23.79% -13.30% +18.48%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £66,000
90th Percentile £67,500 " £73,425
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 2,501 2,724 4,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.76% 15.65% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,977 2,227 3,420
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £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 £62,188 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 16 May 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 16 May 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 +37 37 £45,000 +4.65% 9
Thames Valley +19 18 £60,000 +60.00% 5
Surrey +26 15 £62,500 +25.00% 4
East Sussex +18 11 £62,500 +89.39%
Oxfordshire +23 10 £60,000 +118.18%
Berkshire +2 5 £59,250 +58.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £40,000 -42.86%
Kent -14 2 £37,250 -18.13% 1
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 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 45 (54.88%) Kubernetes
2 41 (50.00%) Ansible
2 41 (50.00%) Azure
3 38 (46.34%) Active Directory
4 31 (37.80%) DevOps
5 30 (36.59%) Terraform
6 28 (34.15%) AWS
6 28 (34.15%) Linux
7 27 (32.93%) Windows
7 27 (32.93%) Configuration Management
7 27 (32.93%) Finance
7 27 (32.93%) PaaS
7 27 (32.93%) Git (software)
8 26 (31.71%) Jenkins
9 25 (30.49%) Firewall
9 25 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
10 24 (29.27%) Python
10 24 (29.27%) Docker
10 24 (29.27%) PowerShell
11 23 (28.05%) Gradle
11 23 (28.05%) Azure Data Factory
12 22 (26.83%) Azure Active Directory
13 21 (25.61%) SQL
13 21 (25.61%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (24.39%) ITIL
14 20 (24.39%) SaaS
15 19 (23.17%) IaaS
16 18 (21.95%) Bitbucket
16 18 (21.95%) Azure SQL Database

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 (20.73%) Confluence
2 11 (13.41%) MS Exchange
3 10 (12.20%) SharePoint
4 8 (9.76%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (9.76%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (9.76%) GemFire
5 5 (6.10%) Apache
6 4 (4.88%) IIS
7 3 (3.66%) nginx
8 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.44%) JBoss
9 1 (1.22%) MS Project Server
9 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 41 (50.00%) Azure
2 28 (34.15%) AWS
3 27 (32.93%) PaaS
4 23 (28.05%) Azure Data Factory
5 22 (26.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (24.39%) SaaS
7 19 (23.17%) IaaS
8 17 (20.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 13 (15.85%) Microsoft 365
10 9 (10.98%) GitHub
11 5 (6.10%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (2.44%) GCP
13 1 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (1.22%) Azure App Service
13 1 (1.22%) Azure Service Bus
13 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (1.22%) Serverless
13 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.49%) Firewall
2 15 (18.29%) DMZ
3 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
4 9 (10.98%) DNS
5 8 (9.76%) Calico
6 5 (6.10%) Network Security
6 5 (6.10%) SAN
7 4 (4.88%) NAS
8 3 (3.66%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.44%) Internet
9 2 (2.44%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.44%) VPN
9 2 (2.44%) VSAN
10 1 (1.22%) Anycast
10 1 (1.22%) BGP
10 1 (1.22%) Cisco Firepower
10 1 (1.22%) DHCP
10 1 (1.22%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.95%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.10%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (2.44%) MySQL
5 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (32.93%) Git (software)
2 26 (31.71%) Jenkins
3 23 (28.05%) Gradle
4 18 (21.95%) Bitbucket
4 18 (21.95%) JIRA
5 15 (18.29%) Maven
6 8 (9.76%) Cucumber
6 8 (9.76%) gulp
6 8 (9.76%) Protractor
6 8 (9.76%) Selenium
6 8 (9.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.66%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.44%) GitLab
General
1 27 (32.93%) Finance
2 17 (20.73%) Billing
3 13 (15.85%) Social Skills
4 9 (10.98%) Banking
5 8 (9.76%) Law
6 5 (6.10%) Influencing Skills
7 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.44%) Local Government
8 2 (2.44%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (1.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (20.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) Cloud Engineer
4 13 (15.85%) Analyst
5 11 (13.41%) IT Analyst
5 11 (13.41%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 10 (12.20%) Architect
6 10 (12.20%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Information Analyst
7 8 (9.76%) Senior DevOps
7 8 (9.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Service Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) IT Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Developer
10 4 (4.88%) IT Support
11 3 (3.66%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.66%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (10.98%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (9.76%) AngularJS
3 8 (9.76%) J2EE
3 8 (9.76%) Kafka
3 8 (9.76%) Node.js
3 8 (9.76%) Spring
3 8 (9.76%) Spring Boot
3 8 (9.76%) Spring Integration
3 8 (9.76%) WireMock
4 5 (6.10%) PostGIS
4 5 (6.10%) REST
5 2 (2.44%) COM
6 1 (1.22%) Flask
6 1 (1.22%) JSON
6 1 (1.22%) LAMP
6 1 (1.22%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (14.63%) Data Centre
3 9 (10.98%) Cloud Native
3 9 (10.98%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (10.98%) Public Cloud
4 8 (9.76%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (7.32%) Clustering
6 5 (6.10%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.66%) Replication
8 2 (2.44%) PKI
9 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.22%) NHS
9 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (34.15%) Linux
2 27 (32.93%) Windows
3 15 (18.29%) Windows Server
4 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (13.41%) Unix
6 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (9.76%) Android
7 8 (9.76%) Apple iOS
7 8 (9.76%) Windows 7
7 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (8.54%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (3.66%) CentOS
11 2 (2.44%) Debian
11 2 (2.44%) Solaris
11 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.22%) VMS
12 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.80%) DevOps
2 27 (32.93%) Configuration Management
3 25 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (25.61%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (24.39%) ITIL
6 18 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 18 (21.95%) Scrum
7 17 (20.73%) Identity Management
7 17 (20.73%) Network Virtualisation
8 16 (19.51%) Mentoring
9 15 (18.29%) Feasibility Study
10 13 (15.85%) Technical Leadership
11 12 (14.63%) Epics
11 12 (14.63%) Infrastructure as Code
12 11 (13.41%) Migration
13 9 (10.98%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 9 (10.98%) Tech Ops
14 8 (9.76%) Dashboard Development
14 8 (9.76%) Digital Banking
14 8 (9.76%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.27%) PowerShell
1 24 (29.27%) Python
2 21 (25.61%) SQL
3 10 (12.20%) Bash Shell
3 10 (12.20%) Ruby
4 9 (10.98%) Java
5 8 (9.76%) Go
5 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.88%) C
7 1 (1.22%) C++
7 1 (1.22%) Perl
7 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (18.29%) Degree
2 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (9.76%) OCP
3 8 (9.76%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.44%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) SLA
2 5 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.88%) QA
4 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.22%) NCSC
System Software
1 38 (46.34%) Active Directory
2 24 (29.27%) Docker
3 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.32%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.88%) XenApp
6 3 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.66%) vSphere
7 2 (2.44%) iptables
7 2 (2.44%) NFS
7 2 (2.44%) Postfix
7 2 (2.44%) Sendmail
7 2 (2.44%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (1.22%) KVM
8 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 45 (54.88%) Kubernetes
2 41 (50.00%) Ansible
3 30 (36.59%) Terraform
4 11 (13.41%) Puppet
5 10 (12.20%) Grafana
5 10 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (9.76%) Kibana
7 2 (2.44%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.44%) Consul
7 2 (2.44%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.44%) Graphite
7 2 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (2.44%) Opsview
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Packer
7 2 (2.44%) Prometheus
7 2 (2.44%) SCCM
7 2 (2.44%) SCOM
7 2 (2.44%) XenMobile
8 1 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.63%) VMware
3 11 (13.41%) Oracle
4 8 (9.76%) PayPal
4 8 (9.76%) ServiceNow
5 6 (7.32%) Cisco
5 6 (7.32%) Databricks
6 4 (4.88%) Citrix
6 4 (4.88%) NetApp
7 3 (3.66%) HP
8 2 (2.44%) Brocade
8 2 (2.44%) BT
8 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.44%) F5
8 2 (2.44%) Google
8 2 (2.44%) NEC
8 2 (2.44%) Northgate
8 2 (2.44%) Openreach
8 2 (2.44%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.44%) Veeam