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

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South East
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 235 366 372
Rank change year-on-year +131 +6 +37
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 59 150 173
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.59% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 3.85% 3.54% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 45 119 131
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,375 £33,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £54,250 £54,250
% change year-on-year -3.23% - +11.34%

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 1,531 4,237 4,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.83% 16.74% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,204 3,463 3,415
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 October 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 October 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
Hampshire +102 24 £50,000 +42.86% 9
Thames Valley +99 9 £60,000 +25.00% 3
Surrey +91 9 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Berkshire +91 7 £60,000 +27.66% 3
East Sussex +44 7 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Kent +54 6 £35,000 -50.35%
Oxfordshire +49 2 £57,500 +15.00%
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 32 (54.24%) Windows
2 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
3 26 (44.07%) Azure
4 24 (40.68%) Windows Server
5 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
6 22 (37.29%) PowerShell
7 21 (35.59%) VMware
8 20 (33.90%) DNS
8 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
9 18 (30.51%) Security Cleared
10 16 (27.12%) Windows 10
11 15 (25.42%) DHCP
11 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (23.73%) SCCM
13 13 (22.03%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (22.03%) SQL
13 13 (22.03%) VB
13 13 (22.03%) Linux
14 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (20.34%) DevOps
14 12 (20.34%) DV Cleared
14 12 (20.34%) WSUS
14 12 (20.34%) VMware ESXi
15 11 (18.64%) Office 365
15 11 (18.64%) LAN
16 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Excel
16 10 (16.95%) .NET
16 10 (16.95%) C#
16 10 (16.95%) WLAN

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 5 (8.47%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) Confluence
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (16.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 26 (44.07%) Azure
2 13 (22.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (18.64%) Office 365
4 8 (13.56%) AWS
5 5 (8.47%) IaaS
6 4 (6.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (6.78%) GCP
6 4 (6.78%) PaaS
7 3 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (3.39%) SaaS
9 1 (1.69%) Datadog
9 1 (1.69%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.90%) DNS
2 15 (25.42%) DHCP
3 11 (18.64%) LAN
4 10 (16.95%) WLAN
5 6 (10.17%) Firewall
6 5 (8.47%) VoIP
7 4 (6.78%) H.323
7 4 (6.78%) SAN
7 4 (6.78%) Skype
8 3 (5.08%) NetScaler
8 3 (5.08%) Network Security
8 3 (5.08%) Unified Communications
9 2 (3.39%) DMZ
9 2 (3.39%) HTTP
9 2 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.39%) VPN
10 1 (1.69%) Anycast
10 1 (1.69%) BGP
10 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.39%) Big Data
3 2 (3.39%) Blockchain
3 2 (3.39%) MySQL
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.39%) Artifactory
3 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.39%) Gradle
3 2 (3.39%) JIRA
3 2 (3.39%) Maven
4 1 (1.69%) Cypress.io
4 1 (1.69%) MSTest
4 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Billing
3 1 (1.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Developer
3 7 (11.86%) Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (8.47%) IT Support
5 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Python Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Python Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.78%) WebRTC
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) .NET Core
4 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (3.39%) CSS
4 2 (3.39%) GStreamer
4 2 (3.39%) jQuery
4 2 (3.39%) JSON
4 2 (3.39%) LDAP
4 2 (3.39%) LINQ
4 2 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.39%) React
4 2 (3.39%) RESTful
5 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.69%) MobX
5 1 (1.69%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) CMDB
1 10 (16.95%) Driving Licence
2 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.78%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.39%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) AS400
6 1 (1.69%) iSeries
6 1 (1.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 32 (54.24%) Windows
2 24 (40.68%) Windows Server
3 16 (27.12%) Windows 10
4 13 (22.03%) Linux
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.39%) Android
7 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.39%) zOS
8 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.34%) DevOps
3 10 (16.95%) Data Protection
3 10 (16.95%) Patch Management
3 10 (16.95%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 10 (16.95%) Server Patching
3 10 (16.95%) Software Distribution
3 10 (16.95%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (11.86%) Migration
4 7 (11.86%) Network Virtualisation
5 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
6 5 (8.47%) Fintech
6 5 (8.47%) ITIL
6 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.47%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.29%) PowerShell
2 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 13 (22.03%) VB
3 10 (16.95%) C#
4 9 (15.25%) Python
5 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.08%) Java
6 3 (5.08%) VBScript
7 2 (3.39%) C
7 2 (3.39%) Clojure
7 2 (3.39%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.69%) C++
8 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.34%) DV Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) Degree
5 3 (5.08%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.39%) LFCE
6 2 (3.39%) LFCS
6 2 (3.39%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (3.39%) MCSA
6 2 (3.39%) MCSE
6 2 (3.39%) RHCE
6 2 (3.39%) RHCSA
6 2 (3.39%) VCAP
7 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
2 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (20.34%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (16.95%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (16.95%) VMware Server
5 8 (13.56%) Docker
6 3 (5.08%) XenApp
6 3 (5.08%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.39%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.39%) VMware NSX
7 2 (3.39%) vSphere
8 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) SCCM
2 12 (20.34%) WSUS
3 10 (16.95%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 9 (15.25%) Kubernetes
5 6 (10.17%) Ansible
6 3 (5.08%) XenMobile
7 2 (3.39%) Puppet
7 2 (3.39%) Terraform
8 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.69%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
2 21 (35.59%) VMware
3 5 (8.47%) Citrix
4 4 (6.78%) Google
5 3 (5.08%) IBM
5 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.39%) Brocade
6 2 (3.39%) CommVault
6 2 (3.39%) EMC
6 2 (3.39%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle
7 1 (1.69%) OpenText
7 1 (1.69%) PlateSpin