Period
to 2 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 2 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South West
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 230 279 304
Rank change year-on-year +49 +25 -2
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 15 47 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 1.39% 2.98% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12 42 38
Median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.78% +12.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £19,750 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £70,750 £66,250 £49,350
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +7.14%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,076 1,576 1,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.01% 16.10% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 860 1,328 1,212
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.73%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the South West

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in the South West.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the South West

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in the South West over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the South West

Virtual Machines
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 2 June 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
Wiltshire +33 7 £21,500 -39.44%
Gloucestershire +25 3 £38,000 -30.91%
Bristol +23 2 £55,000 +23.60% 3
Somerset +17 2 £26,750 -
Dorset - 1 £65,000 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 West region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (33.33%) Azure
5 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 5 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
6 4 (26.67%) Service Management
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (26.67%) High Availability
7 3 (20.00%) IaaS
7 3 (20.00%) AWS
7 3 (20.00%) SaaS
7 3 (20.00%) PaaS
7 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Azure
2 3 (20.00%) AWS
2 3 (20.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 3 (20.00%) IaaS
2 3 (20.00%) PaaS
2 3 (20.00%) SaaS
3 2 (13.33%) GitHub
3 2 (13.33%) Office 365
4 1 (6.67%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2017
2 2 (13.33%) CouchDB
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) Blockchain
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.67%) Chocolatey
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (13.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Data Centre Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Data Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) Enzyme
1 2 (13.33%) Jest
1 2 (13.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) HACMP
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (13.33%) Debian
7 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (6.67%) AIX
8 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) High Availability
2 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 3 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Information Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Clojure
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Docker
3 2 (13.33%) Firmware
3 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (13.33%) Xen
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) PowerHA
4 1 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Ansible
1 3 (20.00%) Terraform
2 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (13.33%) Rundeck
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Cloudify
3 1 (6.67%) logstash
3 1 (6.67%) Packer
3 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Sun
4 1 (6.67%) Veritas