Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South West
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 297 307
Rank change year-on-year +14 +10 -29
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 40 41 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.01% 2.86% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 37 37 35
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,550 £21,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £50,250 £48,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 1,327 1,432 1,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.23% 13.97% 13.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,098 1,164 1,148
South West median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £21,429
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the South West over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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
Bristol +33 31 £50,000 +88.68% 9
Somerset +27 5 £32,500 -
Wiltshire -21 3 - - 1
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 29 (72.50%) Hyper-V
2 27 (67.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (60.00%) SCVMM
4 23 (57.50%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (55.00%) Windows
6 20 (50.00%) Fintech
7 18 (45.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
8 17 (42.50%) PowerShell
9 16 (40.00%) Windows Server
10 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (27.50%) Juniper
11 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
12 10 (25.00%) Firewall
13 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
13 9 (22.50%) VMware
13 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (17.50%) Linux
15 6 (15.00%) SAN
15 6 (15.00%) Python
15 6 (15.00%) Puppet
15 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
15 6 (15.00%) DevOps
15 6 (15.00%) Ansible
15 6 (15.00%) Kubernetes
16 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 5 (12.50%) Data Protection

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 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (7.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (7.50%) Datadog
3 3 (7.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (7.50%) Office 365
4 2 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.00%) IaaS
4 2 (5.00%) PaaS
4 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) SAN
3 5 (12.50%) DNS
4 4 (10.00%) DHCP
4 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.50%) LAN
6 1 (2.50%) VPN
6 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.00%) Vagrant
3 3 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.50%) GitLab
3 3 (7.50%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Administrator
6 4 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.50%) DevOps Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) CSS
1 3 (7.50%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (7.50%) HTML
1 3 (7.50%) LAMP
2 1 (2.50%) JSON
2 1 (2.50%) Laravel
2 1 (2.50%) LESS
2 1 (2.50%) REST
2 1 (2.50%) Sass
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) Symfony
2 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) Fintech
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (17.50%) Linux
6 3 (7.50%) CentOS
6 3 (7.50%) DC/OS
6 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.50%) Ubuntu
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.50%) Debian
7 1 (2.50%) Solaris
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (45.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
4 6 (15.00%) DevOps
5 5 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.50%) Demand Management
7 3 (7.50%) High Availability
7 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.50%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) SDLC
7 3 (7.50%) Web Development
8 2 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.00%) Python
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 29 (72.50%) Hyper-V
2 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.00%) Docker
5 3 (7.50%) Corosync
5 3 (7.50%) VirtualBox
6 2 (5.00%) BitLocker
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (5.00%) XenApp
6 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.50%) KVM
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 24 (60.00%) SCVMM
2 6 (15.00%) Ansible
2 6 (15.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (15.00%) Puppet
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (12.50%) WSUS
4 3 (7.50%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.50%) Pacemaker
4 3 (7.50%) Packer
4 3 (7.50%) Terraform
5 2 (5.00%) AirWatch
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (5.00%) SCDPM
5 2 (5.00%) SCOrch
5 2 (5.00%) SCSM
6 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Juniper
3 9 (22.50%) VMware
4 5 (12.50%) HP
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix
6 3 (7.50%) EMC
6 3 (7.50%) Google
6 3 (7.50%) NetApp
6 3 (7.50%) New Relic
6 3 (7.50%) Splunk
7 2 (5.00%) BMC
7 2 (5.00%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.50%) F5
8 1 (2.50%) McAfee
8 1 (2.50%) Symantec
8 1 (2.50%) Veeam
8 1 (2.50%) Wrike
8 1 (2.50%) Zend