The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
England / South West
Rank 230 250 243
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7  
Permanent jobs citing VMS 2 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.040% 0.051% 0.050%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 3
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £33,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% -28.94%  

VMS is in the operating system skills category. The next 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 operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1152 1662 1652
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 22.93% 28.28% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1007 1447 1394
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,250 £52,600
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing VMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the South West

VMS
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMS in the South West.

Salary trend for VMS in the South West

VMS
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VMS in the South West

VMS
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 VMS within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +5 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Wiltshire - 1 £55,000 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing VMS 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 VMS.

1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) G Suite
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) Talend
3 1 (20.00%) IaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (20.00%) sed

VMS
Top Related 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 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (20.00%) G Suite
1 1 (20.00%) Google App Engine
1 1 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (20.00%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) BigQuery
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (20.00%) Lead DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Google Maps API
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) OAuth
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) Fedora
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Auto-Scaling
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Entry
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) AWK
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Docker
3 1 (20.00%) iptables
3 1 (20.00%) KVM
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Talend
3 1 (20.00%) VMware