Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 380 292 461
Rank change year-on-year -88 +169 +57
Permanent jobs citing VMS 67 1 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.37% 0.013% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.78% 0.052% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 20 1 41
10th Percentile £33,750 " £36,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £57,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +33.33% -16.28%
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £61,000
90th Percentile £70,375 " £62,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +30.00% -23.08%

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 3,774 1,911 6,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.10% 24.27% 25.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,571 1,582 5,489
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,300 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,750 £34,438 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.11% +11.76% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VMS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VMS in the South East.

Salary trend for VMS in the South East

VMS
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMS in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 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
Thames Valley - 29 £50,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 21 - -
Hampshire -106 18 £57,500 -4.17% 7
Surrey - 15 £70,000 -
Berkshire - 7 £50,000 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Kent - 1 £29,000 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 59 (88.06%) Azure
2 44 (65.67%) DevOps
2 44 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (62.69%) SQL
4 32 (47.76%) .NET
5 31 (46.27%) Big Data
6 30 (44.78%) Analytics
7 29 (43.28%) Microservices
7 29 (43.28%) Kubernetes
7 29 (43.28%) Active Directory
7 29 (43.28%) Azure Storage
8 28 (41.79%) Scrum
8 28 (41.79%) Docker
9 27 (40.30%) SaaS
9 27 (40.30%) VPN
9 27 (40.30%) Social Skills
10 26 (38.81%) .NET Core
10 26 (38.81%) C#
11 25 (37.31%) Firewall
11 25 (37.31%) Open Source
11 25 (37.31%) Visual Studio Team System
12 23 (34.33%) JIRA
12 23 (34.33%) Web Services
13 22 (32.84%) Mentoring
14 21 (31.34%) IaaS
14 21 (31.34%) PaaS
14 21 (31.34%) DNS
14 21 (31.34%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (31.34%) Full Stack Development
14 21 (31.34%) Azure Service Bus

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 19 (28.36%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (14.93%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.96%) Apache
4 4 (5.97%) IIS
4 4 (5.97%) nginx
4 4 (5.97%) OpenStack
4 4 (5.97%) SAS
5 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.49%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.49%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 59 (88.06%) Azure
2 29 (43.28%) Azure Storage
3 27 (40.30%) SaaS
4 21 (31.34%) Azure Service Bus
4 21 (31.34%) IaaS
4 21 (31.34%) PaaS
5 20 (29.85%) Azure App Service
6 19 (28.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 19 (28.36%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (28.36%) GitHub
7 17 (25.37%) AWS
8 9 (13.43%) Azure Service Fabric
8 9 (13.43%) Microsoft 365
9 5 (7.46%) GCP
10 4 (5.97%) Datadog
10 4 (5.97%) NuGet
11 3 (4.48%) OneDrive
11 3 (4.48%) Power Automate
11 3 (4.48%) Power Platform
11 3 (4.48%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (40.30%) VPN
2 25 (37.31%) Firewall
3 21 (31.34%) DNS
4 5 (7.46%) SMTP
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (5.97%) Internet
5 4 (5.97%) Telepresence
6 2 (2.99%) DHCP
6 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.99%) WAN
7 1 (1.49%) HTTP
7 1 (1.49%) SNMP
7 1 (1.49%) SSL
7 1 (1.49%) VLAN
7 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (46.27%) Big Data
2 13 (19.40%) NoSQL
3 11 (16.42%) Data Lake
4 10 (14.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (14.93%) MongoDB
5 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
6 4 (5.97%) MySQL
7 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.99%) HBase
7 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.49%) Redis
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (37.31%) Visual Studio Team System
2 23 (34.33%) JIRA
3 20 (29.85%) Jenkins
4 19 (28.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
6 7 (10.45%) NUnit
7 6 (8.96%) Moq
7 6 (8.96%) SpecFlow
8 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.99%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.99%) NCrunch
9 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (40.30%) Social Skills
2 19 (28.36%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (28.36%) Organisational Skills
3 8 (11.94%) Public Sector
4 7 (10.45%) Finance
5 4 (5.97%) Electronics
5 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
6 3 (4.48%) Marketing
7 2 (2.99%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Developer
2 22 (32.84%) Lead Developer
3 21 (31.34%) Full Stack Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Security Specialist
5 6 (8.96%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Big Data Specialist
5 6 (8.96%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.97%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Engineering Specialist
6 4 (5.97%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (5.97%) Information Specialist
6 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) IT Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (4.48%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (47.76%) .NET
2 26 (38.81%) .NET Core
3 23 (34.33%) Web Services
4 19 (28.36%) ActiveMQ
4 19 (28.36%) RabbitMQ
4 19 (28.36%) RESTful
4 19 (28.36%) SOAP
5 11 (16.42%) ARM Templates
6 9 (13.43%) CSS
6 9 (13.43%) HTML
6 9 (13.43%) jQuery
7 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
7 7 (10.45%) Entity Framework
7 7 (10.45%) React
8 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (8.96%) ATL
8 6 (8.96%) JSF
9 4 (5.97%) LAMP
9 4 (5.97%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.36%) User Experience
2 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.97%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.49%) CCTV
4 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) PKI
4 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 14 (20.90%) Windows Server
3 13 (19.40%) Linux
4 8 (11.94%) Android
5 4 (5.97%) Mac OS
5 4 (5.97%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.48%) OpenVMS
7 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) CentOS
8 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (65.67%) DevOps
2 30 (44.78%) Analytics
3 29 (43.28%) Microservices
4 28 (41.79%) Scrum
5 25 (37.31%) Open Source
6 22 (32.84%) Mentoring
7 21 (31.34%) Full Stack Development
7 21 (31.34%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (29.85%) Load Balancing
9 19 (28.36%) Data Analytics
9 19 (28.36%) Machine Learning
9 19 (28.36%) Product Vision
9 19 (28.36%) Requirements Gathering
9 19 (28.36%) The Twelve-Factor App
10 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
11 14 (20.90%) Information Security
12 10 (14.93%) Data Management
12 10 (14.93%) ETL
12 10 (14.93%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (62.69%) SQL
2 26 (38.81%) C#
3 19 (28.36%) PowerShell
4 17 (25.37%) Python
5 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.96%) PL/SQL
6 6 (8.96%) TypeScript
7 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.97%) Perl
8 2 (2.99%) C
8 2 (2.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.99%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
2 4 (5.97%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 29 (43.28%) Active Directory
2 28 (41.79%) Docker
3 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.45%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.97%) BitLocker
6 4 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.49%) Firmware
7 1 (1.49%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (43.28%) Kubernetes
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (10.45%) SCCM
3 6 (8.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 6 (8.96%) Ansible
4 4 (5.97%) IBM BigFix
4 4 (5.97%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (4.48%) Terraform
6 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) VMware
3 7 (10.45%) SAP
4 6 (8.96%) Oracle
5 5 (7.46%) Cisco
5 5 (7.46%) Google
6 4 (5.97%) Ariba
6 4 (5.97%) Avaya
6 4 (5.97%) Blue Coat
6 4 (5.97%) CyberArk
6 4 (5.97%) FireEye
6 4 (5.97%) IBM
6 4 (5.97%) Polycom
6 4 (5.97%) Qualys
6 4 (5.97%) Siemens
6 4 (5.97%) Symantec
6 4 (5.97%) Xerox
7 3 (4.48%) Dell
8 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.99%) Veritas