Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 381 354 489
Rank change year-on-year -27 +135 +49
Permanent jobs citing VMS 52 9 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.074% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.48% 0.31% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 30
10th Percentile £27,900 £58,500 £36,125
25th Percentile £47,500 £62,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £47,750
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +36.13% +27.33%
75th Percentile £69,375 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £70,000 " £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +47.73% -37.14%

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 3,505 2,872 6,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.47% 23.67% 25.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,511 2,405 5,585
10th Percentile £26,875 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,200 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 - 28 £48,500 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 23 £27,500 - 1
Hampshire -52 16 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Surrey -22 7 £70,000 +55.56% 2
Berkshire - 5 £50,000 - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 45 (86.54%) Azure
2 35 (67.31%) .NET
3 33 (63.46%) DevOps
4 30 (57.69%) SQL
5 29 (55.77%) Scrum
5 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (55.77%) Microservices
5 29 (55.77%) Azure Storage
6 28 (53.85%) Kubernetes
6 28 (53.85%) SaaS
7 27 (51.92%) Docker
7 27 (51.92%) .NET Core
7 27 (51.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 27 (51.92%) Firewall
7 27 (51.92%) VPN
8 26 (50.00%) Social Skills
9 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
10 23 (44.23%) Web Services
10 23 (44.23%) JIRA
10 23 (44.23%) Open Source
11 22 (42.31%) Mentoring
12 21 (40.38%) IaaS
12 21 (40.38%) PaaS
12 21 (40.38%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (38.46%) DNS
13 20 (38.46%) Azure Service Bus
14 19 (36.54%) Organisational Skills
14 19 (36.54%) Requirements Gathering
14 19 (36.54%) Product Vision
14 19 (36.54%) Azure App Service

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 (36.54%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (26.92%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.62%) IIS
4 4 (7.69%) Apache
4 4 (7.69%) nginx
4 4 (7.69%) OpenStack
5 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.85%) WordPress
7 1 (1.92%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (86.54%) Azure
2 29 (55.77%) Azure Storage
3 28 (53.85%) SaaS
4 21 (40.38%) IaaS
4 21 (40.38%) PaaS
5 20 (38.46%) Azure Service Bus
6 19 (36.54%) Azure App Service
6 19 (36.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 19 (36.54%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (36.54%) GitHub
7 11 (21.15%) Microsoft 365
8 9 (17.31%) Azure Service Fabric
9 5 (9.62%) AWS
9 5 (9.62%) GCP
9 5 (9.62%) NuGet
10 4 (7.69%) Datadog
11 3 (5.77%) OneDrive
11 3 (5.77%) Power Automate
11 3 (5.77%) Power Platform
11 3 (5.77%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (51.92%) Firewall
1 27 (51.92%) VPN
2 20 (38.46%) DNS
3 6 (11.54%) SMTP
4 4 (7.69%) Internet
5 2 (3.85%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.85%) OpenScape
5 2 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.85%) SAN
5 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.85%) WAN
6 1 (1.92%) DHCP
6 1 (1.92%) HTTP
6 1 (1.92%) SNMP
6 1 (1.92%) VLAN
6 1 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (36.54%) Big Data
2 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (51.92%) Visual Studio Team System
2 23 (44.23%) JIRA
3 19 (36.54%) Jenkins
3 19 (36.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
5 7 (13.46%) Moq
5 7 (13.46%) NUnit
5 7 (13.46%) SpecFlow
6 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.85%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (3.85%) NCrunch
7 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 19 (36.54%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (36.54%) Organisational Skills
3 7 (13.46%) Public Sector
4 6 (11.54%) Finance
5 3 (5.77%) Electronics
5 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.77%) Marketing
5 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.85%) Automotive
6 2 (3.85%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 35 (67.31%) Developer
2 21 (40.38%) Full Stack Developer
2 21 (40.38%) Lead Developer
3 8 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 7 (13.46%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.62%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Services Manager
8 2 (3.85%) IT Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) IT Support
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (67.31%) .NET
2 27 (51.92%) .NET Core
3 23 (44.23%) Web Services
4 19 (36.54%) ActiveMQ
4 19 (36.54%) RabbitMQ
4 19 (36.54%) RESTful
4 19 (36.54%) SOAP
5 11 (21.15%) CSS
5 11 (21.15%) HTML
5 11 (21.15%) jQuery
6 9 (17.31%) .NET Framework
6 9 (17.31%) Entity Framework
6 9 (17.31%) React
7 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (15.38%) ATL
7 8 (15.38%) JSF
8 4 (7.69%) LAMP
8 4 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
9 3 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) User Experience
2 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.85%) Cybercrime
3 2 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.69%) Linux
2 16 (30.77%) Windows
3 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 6 (11.54%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.69%) Android
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.85%) CentOS
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) DevOps
2 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (55.77%) Microservices
2 29 (55.77%) Scrum
3 23 (44.23%) Open Source
4 22 (42.31%) Mentoring
5 21 (40.38%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (36.54%) Analytics
6 19 (36.54%) Data Analytics
6 19 (36.54%) Load Balancing
6 19 (36.54%) Machine Learning
6 19 (36.54%) Product Vision
6 19 (36.54%) Requirements Gathering
6 19 (36.54%) The Twelve-Factor App
7 12 (23.08%) Unit Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Computer Science
8 7 (13.46%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
9 5 (9.62%) TDD
10 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (57.69%) SQL
2 17 (32.69%) C#
3 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
5 8 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 8 (15.38%) TypeScript
6 7 (13.46%) Bash Shell
6 7 (13.46%) Python
7 4 (7.69%) Perl
8 2 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.85%) A+ Certification
2 2 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (51.92%) Docker
2 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
3 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.85%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.85%) vSphere
7 1 (1.92%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 28 (53.85%) Kubernetes
2 8 (15.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 5 (9.62%) Ansible
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (5.77%) SCCM
5 2 (3.85%) Terraform
5 2 (3.85%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.85%) WSUS
6 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) VMware
3 5 (9.62%) Google
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.77%) Dell
5 3 (5.77%) SAP
6 2 (3.85%) ESET
6 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.85%) Telerik
6 2 (3.85%) Veritas
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco