Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > South West
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 308 282
Rank change year-on-year +23 -26 0
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 42 37 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.34% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 2.86% 2.60% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 38 31 40
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £28,750 £21,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £49,875 £48,750 £63,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +10.59%

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 1468 1422 1403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.37% 13.22% 12.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1187 1143 1213
South West median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,300 £21,264 £20,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 +13 17 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire +28 10 £42,500 -10.53%
Bristol -17 9 £29,750 -36.70% 2
Somerset -3 3 £32,500 +38.30%
Dorset -12 3 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 30 (71.43%) VMware
1 30 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (69.05%) Microsoft
3 26 (61.90%) DNS
3 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
4 24 (57.14%) DV Cleared
5 23 (54.76%) DHCP
6 21 (50.00%) ITIL
7 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
8 19 (45.24%) Linux
9 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
10 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
10 15 (35.71%) Oracle
11 14 (33.33%) Unix
11 14 (33.33%) HP
11 14 (33.33%) NFS
11 14 (33.33%) Red Hat
11 14 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (33.33%) Hyper-V
11 14 (33.33%) Puppet
12 13 (30.95%) Amazon S3
12 13 (30.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (30.95%) Windows
13 12 (28.57%) RHCE
13 12 (28.57%) Samba
13 12 (28.57%) Security Management
13 12 (28.57%) Shell Script
13 12 (28.57%) Oracle Linux
13 12 (28.57%) Derivative
13 12 (28.57%) Virtual Environments

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 5 (11.90%) IIS
2 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.38%) nginx
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Amazon S3
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.38%) GitHub
4 1 (2.38%) SaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (61.90%) DNS
2 23 (54.76%) DHCP
3 11 (26.19%) NAS
3 11 (26.19%) SAN
4 9 (21.43%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (21.43%) VLAN
5 5 (11.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (4.76%) Firewall
6 2 (4.76%) LAN
6 2 (4.76%) LDAP
6 2 (4.76%) OpenVPN
6 2 (4.76%) SMTP
6 2 (4.76%) SNMP
6 2 (4.76%) WAN
7 1 (2.38%) Internet
7 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) Essbase
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.14%) GitLab
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.76%) Gradle
3 2 (4.76%) JMeter
3 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.76%) Maven
3 2 (4.76%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) GoCD
4 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.38%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Military
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Linux Engineer
2 12 (28.57%) Storage Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (16.67%) Administrator
6 6 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) IT Architect
8 2 (4.76%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (4.76%) Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) CSS
2 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 3 (7.14%) jQuery
2 3 (7.14%) JSON
2 3 (7.14%) Middleware
2 3 (7.14%) REST
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
3 2 (4.76%) CSS3
3 2 (4.76%) HTML5
3 2 (4.76%) Java EE
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) WSDL
3 2 (4.76%) XSD
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) LAMP
4 1 (2.38%) Laravel
4 1 (2.38%) Lucene
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Derivative
2 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (21.43%) Replication
4 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Linux
2 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 14 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (33.33%) Unix
4 13 (30.95%) Windows
5 12 (28.57%) CentOS
5 12 (28.57%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.76%) AIX
9 1 (2.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) ITIL
2 13 (30.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (28.57%) Security Management
3 12 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
4 9 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 9 (21.43%) ITIL V3
4 9 (21.43%) ITSM
4 9 (21.43%) Proactive Management
4 9 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 9 (21.43%) Service Management
5 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.14%) BPEL
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.14%) Office Automation
7 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 24 (57.14%) DV Cleared
3 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 12 (28.57%) RHCE
4 12 (28.57%) RHCSA
5 10 (23.81%) Degree
6 9 (21.43%) CCNA
6 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 14 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 14 (33.33%) NFS
4 12 (28.57%) Samba
5 9 (21.43%) Firmware
5 9 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.14%) Docker
6 3 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.38%) Corosync
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) Puppet
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 9 (21.43%) SCDPM
2 9 (21.43%) vCenter Server
3 3 (7.14%) SCVMM
4 2 (4.76%) Ansible
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 30 (71.43%) VMware
2 29 (69.05%) Microsoft
3 15 (35.71%) Oracle
4 14 (33.33%) HP
4 14 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 12 (28.57%) Scality
6 11 (26.19%) Cisco
7 9 (21.43%) Citrix
7 9 (21.43%) Dell
8 5 (11.90%) F5
9 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.76%) Google
9 2 (4.76%) IBM
9 2 (4.76%) Nokia
10 1 (2.38%) Hyperion
10 1 (2.38%) Informatica
10 1 (2.38%) Siebel
10 1 (2.38%) Symantec
10 1 (2.38%) Zend