Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 309 312 283
Rank change year-on-year +3 -29 -16
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 20 32 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.31% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 1.42% 2.45% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19 26 57
South West median annual salary £46,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.52% +3.13% -10.38%
10th Percentile £28,500 £23,500 £21,556
90th Percentile £68,750 £53,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -

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 1,410 1,306 1,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.60% 12.76% 12.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,145 1,122 1,116
South West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,850 £22,275 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +5 15 £45,000 +36.36% 8
Gloucestershire +2 4 £46,000 +8.24%
Somerset +30 1 £45,000 +10.43% 4
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 11 (55.00%) SCVMM
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (35.00%) Fintech
5 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (25.00%) Python
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (25.00%) DevOps
7 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
7 4 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (20.00%) C
7 4 (20.00%) VHDL
7 4 (20.00%) PLM
7 4 (20.00%) Firmware
7 4 (20.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared

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 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (15.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (15.00%) IaaS
3 3 (15.00%) PaaS
4 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MariaDB
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) GitLab
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps Manager
3 4 (20.00%) FPGA Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Release Manager
3 4 (20.00%) VHDL Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Fintech
2 4 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (20.00%) VHDL
3 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Debian
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (20.00%) PLM
4 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (20.00%) Release Management
4 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (15.00%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) High Availability
7 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) CCENT
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (20.00%) Firmware
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Corosync
4 1 (5.00%) KVM
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.00%) Pacemaker
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) BMC
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) EMC
3 3 (15.00%) Juniper
3 3 (15.00%) NetApp
4 2 (10.00%) Apple