Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 393 319 434
Rank change year-on-year -74 +115 +60
Permanent jobs citing VMS 56 10 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.099% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.52% 0.44% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 33
10th Percentile £35,000 - £36,250
25th Percentile £45,625 £27,250 -
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £28,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +143.48% -36.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £81,875 £36,250 £61,000
90th Percentile £86,500 £50,000 £67,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +1.69% -1.67%

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 3,691 2,252 5,811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.48% 22.40% 25.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,595 1,836 4,869
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,207
% change year-on-year - +10.60% -4.83%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -60 22 £42,500 -29.17% 2
Surrey -54 20 £70,000 - 2
Thames Valley -70 5 £57,500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £65,000 -
Oxfordshire -24 2 - - 1
Kent -49 2 £32,000 -1.54%
Buckinghamshire -54 1 £50,000 -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 41 (73.21%) Azure
2 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (53.57%) C#
3 30 (53.57%) SQL
4 29 (51.79%) Python
5 28 (50.00%) Big Data
6 26 (46.43%) AWS
7 25 (44.64%) NoSQL
8 22 (39.29%) CI/CD
9 21 (37.50%) Kubernetes
10 20 (35.71%) Docker
10 20 (35.71%) DevOps
10 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
10 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
10 20 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (35.71%) VMware
11 18 (32.14%) Linux
11 18 (32.14%) Open Source
12 16 (28.57%) Kafka
12 16 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
13 15 (26.79%) GraphQL
13 15 (26.79%) Apache NiFi
13 15 (26.79%) HBase
13 15 (26.79%) Relational Database
13 15 (26.79%) Hadoop
13 15 (26.79%) JSON
13 15 (26.79%) Apache
13 15 (26.79%) Java
13 15 (26.79%) C
13 15 (26.79%) Aerospace

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 15 (26.79%) Apache
2 4 (7.14%) SAS
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Infor M3
1 2 (3.57%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 41 (73.21%) Azure
2 26 (46.43%) AWS
3 5 (8.93%) Azure Service Fabric
3 5 (8.93%) Azure Storage
3 5 (8.93%) SaaS
4 4 (7.14%) IaaS
4 4 (7.14%) NuGet
4 4 (7.14%) PaaS
5 2 (3.57%) Azure Monitor
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.79%) Azure App Service
6 1 (1.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.79%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (1.79%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Firewall
1 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (7.14%) SMTP
2 4 (7.14%) Telepresence
3 1 (1.79%) DHCP
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (50.00%) Big Data
2 25 (44.64%) NoSQL
3 15 (26.79%) Hadoop
3 15 (26.79%) HBase
3 15 (26.79%) Relational Database
4 11 (19.64%) Data Lake
5 10 (17.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (17.86%) MongoDB
5 10 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.79%) Redis
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) JIRA
1 5 (8.93%) NUnit
2 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.14%) Moq
2 4 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.79%) GitLab
4 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (26.79%) Aerospace
2 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.86%) Finance
3 7 (12.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 4 (7.14%) Social Skills
5 3 (5.36%) Banking
5 3 (5.36%) Law
6 2 (3.57%) Electronics
6 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.79%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) Architect
2 11 (19.64%) Lead Architect
2 11 (19.64%) Lead Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Security Specialist
4 7 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Big Data Specialist
5 6 (10.71%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 4 (7.14%) Agile Developer
6 4 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Engineering Specialist
6 4 (7.14%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (7.14%) Information Specialist
6 4 (7.14%) IT Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) Kafka
2 15 (26.79%) Apache NiFi
2 15 (26.79%) GraphQL
2 15 (26.79%) JSON
3 11 (19.64%) ARM Templates
4 6 (10.71%) .NET
5 4 (7.14%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.79%) ADO
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.79%) ATL
6 1 (1.79%) CSS
6 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.79%) HTML
6 1 (1.79%) jQuery
6 1 (1.79%) JSF
6 1 (1.79%) MobX
6 1 (1.79%) Redux
6 1 (1.79%) REST
6 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
2 4 (7.14%) Cyberattack
2 4 (7.14%) Cybercrime
2 4 (7.14%) Fibre Optics
2 4 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.36%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.57%) CCTV
5 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.79%) PKI
5 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) Linux
2 12 (21.43%) Windows
3 7 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.93%) CentOS
5 4 (7.14%) Android
5 4 (7.14%) Mac OS
6 3 (5.36%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.79%) Unix
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) CI/CD
3 20 (35.71%) DevOps
4 18 (32.14%) Open Source
5 14 (25.00%) Information Security
5 14 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 13 (23.21%) Analytics
7 11 (19.64%) Architectural Design
8 10 (17.86%) Analytical Thinking
8 10 (17.86%) Creative Thinking
8 10 (17.86%) Customer-Centricity
8 10 (17.86%) Data Management
8 10 (17.86%) Data Munging
8 10 (17.86%) Data-Driven Testing
8 10 (17.86%) ETL
8 10 (17.86%) Risk Management
8 10 (17.86%) Security Testing
9 9 (16.07%) Project Management
10 8 (14.29%) Logistics
11 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) C#
1 30 (53.57%) SQL
2 29 (51.79%) Python
3 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
4 15 (26.79%) C
4 15 (26.79%) Java
5 8 (14.29%) Bash
6 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.36%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (35.71%) Docker
1 20 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
4 4 (7.14%) BitLocker
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (1.79%) Firmware
5 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (37.50%) Kubernetes
2 4 (7.14%) Grafana
2 4 (7.14%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (7.14%) Jamf Pro
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (7.14%) Prometheus
2 4 (7.14%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) vCenter Server
3 3 (5.36%) Ansible
4 2 (3.57%) Terraform
5 1 (1.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) VMware
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) Ariba
3 4 (7.14%) Avaya
3 4 (7.14%) Blue Coat
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco
3 4 (7.14%) CyberArk
3 4 (7.14%) FireEye
3 4 (7.14%) IBM
3 4 (7.14%) Polycom
3 4 (7.14%) Qualys
3 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.14%) SAP
3 4 (7.14%) Siemens
3 4 (7.14%) Symantec
3 4 (7.14%) Xerox
4 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle