Period
to 23 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 6 months to 23 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 491 536 532
Rank change year-on-year +45 -4 +54
Permanent jobs citing VMS 30 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.066% 0.040%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% 0.26% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30 21 9
South East median annual salary £47,750 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.33% -25.00% +35.14%
10th Percentile £36,125 £24,000 £31,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £73,000
England median annual salary £42,750 £70,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -38.93% +40.00% +25.00%

VMS is in the Operating Systems 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 operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 6,704 7,593 8,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.31% 25.14% 28.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5,431 6,246 7,190
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -2.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the South East

VMS
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMS in the South East.

Salary trend for VMS in the South East

VMS
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in the South East over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Salary histogram for VMS in the South East

VMS
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 VMS within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 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 +46 18 £46,250 +23.33% 3
Berkshire +29 14 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Surrey +34 9 £67,500 +12.50% 1
Oxfordshire +45 2 £52,500 +118.75% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 2 £55,000 +46.67%
Middlesex - 2 £43,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £24,500 - 7
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, IT jobs citing VMS 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 VMS.

1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (46.67%) Linux
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) Python
3 13 (43.33%) Google
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (43.33%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (43.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (40.00%) DevOps
4 12 (40.00%) Windows
4 12 (40.00%) DNS
5 11 (36.67%) Nagios
6 10 (33.33%) Change Management
6 10 (33.33%) Firewall
6 10 (33.33%) VMware
6 10 (33.33%) DHCP
6 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 10 (33.33%) LDAP
6 10 (33.33%) Ruby
6 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (33.33%) Docker
7 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (30.00%) Degree
7 9 (30.00%) VPN
8 8 (26.67%) VoIP
8 8 (26.67%) Apache
8 8 (26.67%) IIS
8 8 (26.67%) Xen

VMS
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 8 (26.67%) Apache
1 8 (26.67%) IIS
1 8 (26.67%) nginx
1 8 (26.67%) Skype for Business
2 4 (13.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) SAP SD
2 2 (6.67%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (43.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.00%) Slack
3 2 (6.67%) Akamai
3 2 (6.67%) BrowserStack
3 2 (6.67%) Cloudflare
3 2 (6.67%) GitHub
3 2 (6.67%) Heroku
3 2 (6.67%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) DNS
2 10 (33.33%) DHCP
2 10 (33.33%) Firewall
3 9 (30.00%) VPN
4 8 (26.67%) Skype
4 8 (26.67%) VoIP
5 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.33%) IPsec
6 1 (3.33%) MPLS
6 1 (3.33%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Bitbucket
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) Artifactory
3 2 (6.67%) ClearCase
3 2 (6.67%) Gerrit
3 2 (6.67%) SonarQube
3 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 2 (6.67%) TestRail
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (6.67%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Administrator
1 9 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
1 9 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Graduate
2 8 (26.67%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Graduate Systems Administrator
2 8 (26.67%) Graduate Systems Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) SAP Manager
4 5 (16.67%) SAP Solutions Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Programmer
6 3 (10.00%) Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) LDAP
2 3 (10.00%) Middleware
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) CSS3
3 2 (6.67%) Django
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) HTML5
3 2 (6.67%) React Native
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Linux
2 12 (40.00%) Windows
3 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (3.33%) CentOS
5 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) DevOps
2 10 (33.33%) Change Management
3 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.67%) Order to Cash
4 5 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Scrum
4 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 5 (16.67%) Test Management
5 4 (13.33%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Build Automation
6 2 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (6.67%) Disk Encryption
6 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) Python
3 10 (33.33%) Ruby
4 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 8 (26.67%) Go
6 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.00%) Perl
7 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 10 (33.33%) Docker
1 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
2 8 (26.67%) iptables
2 8 (26.67%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (26.67%) VirtualBox
2 8 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (26.67%) Xen
3 3 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) Nagios
2 8 (26.67%) Graphite
2 8 (26.67%) Kibana
2 8 (26.67%) ZABBIX
3 2 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.33%) Ansible
4 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) Google
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 8 (26.67%) Centreon
5 6 (20.00%) SAP
6 5 (16.67%) Cognos
7 3 (10.00%) Apple
7 3 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (6.67%) Atlassian
8 2 (6.67%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (6.67%) Coverity
8 2 (6.67%) Facebook
8 2 (6.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.33%) BT
9 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.33%) Cisco
9 1 (3.33%) Freshdesk
9 1 (3.33%) Juniper
9 1 (3.33%) Red Hat