Period
to 6 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 6 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 752 817 802
Rank change year-on-year +65 -15 +47
Permanent jobs citing KVM 56 69 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.073% 0.076% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.43% 0.51% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 45 59 93
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,475 £26,750
90th Percentile £59,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -4.76%

KVM 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,886 13,547 12,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.77% 14.90% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10,568 10,858 10,694
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £61,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK excluding London

KVM
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK excluding London

KVM
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK excluding London

KVM
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 6 December 2019. 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
South West +18 17 £47,500 -5.00% 2
South East +20 12 £57,500 +21.05% 7
North of England +43 10 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Scotland +26 9 £26,000 -8.77% 1
Yorkshire +35 7 £42,500 +41.67%
Wales - 4 £38,500 -
East of England +60 3 £60,000 +9.09% 1
North West +46 3 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Midlands +31 1 - - 1
West Midlands +27 1 - -
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, IT jobs citing KVM 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for KVM.

1 52 (92.86%) Linux
2 32 (57.14%) Python
2 32 (57.14%) VMware
2 32 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (48.21%) Windows
4 26 (46.43%) Hyper-V
5 25 (44.64%) Bash Shell
6 24 (42.86%) Red Hat
7 22 (39.29%) AWS
8 21 (37.50%) Windows Server
8 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
9 20 (35.71%) CentOS
10 18 (32.14%) Docker
11 17 (30.36%) Xen
12 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
13 15 (26.79%) Perl
13 15 (26.79%) Ansible
14 14 (25.00%) PowerShell
14 14 (25.00%) Azure
15 13 (23.21%) Ubuntu
15 13 (23.21%) Debian
16 12 (21.43%) Apache
16 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
16 12 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
17 11 (19.64%) Puppet
17 11 (19.64%) Ruby
18 10 (17.86%) MySQL
18 10 (17.86%) DNS
18 10 (17.86%) SAN

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 12 (21.43%) Apache
2 7 (12.50%) IIS
3 5 (8.93%) Jetty
3 5 (8.93%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.14%) GlassFish
5 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.57%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.79%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.79%) CloudStack
7 1 (1.79%) JBoss
7 1 (1.79%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (39.29%) AWS
2 14 (25.00%) Azure
3 8 (14.29%) OpenShift
4 5 (8.93%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (7.14%) SaaS
6 3 (5.36%) GCP
6 3 (5.36%) Office 365
7 2 (3.57%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.79%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
2 10 (17.86%) DNS
2 10 (17.86%) SAN
3 9 (16.07%) SNMP
4 8 (14.29%) Firewall
5 6 (10.71%) VLAN
6 5 (8.93%) SSH
7 4 (7.14%) DHCP
7 4 (7.14%) NAS
7 4 (7.14%) SMTP
7 4 (7.14%) VoIP
8 3 (5.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (5.36%) LAN
8 3 (5.36%) Network Security
8 3 (5.36%) WAN
9 2 (3.57%) BIG-IP
9 2 (3.57%) FabricPath
9 2 (3.57%) Internet
9 2 (3.57%) tcpdump
9 2 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) MySQL
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 8 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.14%) Bugzilla
2 4 (7.14%) CruiseControl
2 4 (7.14%) JIRA
2 4 (7.14%) Selenium
3 3 (5.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.79%) Burp Suite
5 1 (1.79%) GitLab
5 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
1 5 (8.93%) Public Sector
2 4 (7.14%) Games
2 4 (7.14%) Welsh Language
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Administrator
2 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Linux Support
6 3 (5.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) LAMP
1 7 (12.50%) LDAP
2 4 (7.14%) Middleware
3 3 (5.36%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.50%) Clustering
3 6 (10.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (7.14%) BBC
5 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.57%) Cloud Native
6 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.79%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (92.86%) Linux
2 27 (48.21%) Windows
3 21 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 20 (35.71%) CentOS
5 13 (23.21%) Debian
5 13 (23.21%) Ubuntu
6 10 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (10.71%) SUSE
10 4 (7.14%) Fedora
10 4 (7.14%) Solaris
11 2 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
2 10 (17.86%) DevOps
2 10 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (16.07%) ITIL
4 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.71%) High Availability
4 6 (10.71%) Information Security
4 6 (10.71%) Open Source
4 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
5 5 (8.93%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (7.14%) Change Management
6 4 (7.14%) Coaching
6 4 (7.14%) Data Privacy
6 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.14%) OO
6 4 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (57.14%) Python
2 25 (44.64%) Bash Shell
3 15 (26.79%) Perl
4 14 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 11 (19.64%) Ruby
6 5 (8.93%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.36%) SQL
8 2 (3.57%) C
8 2 (3.57%) C++
9 1 (1.79%) Java
9 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) RHCE
2 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) HND
3 4 (7.14%) MCSA
3 4 (7.14%) MCSE
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.14%) RHCT
4 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
5 1 (1.79%) CCNP
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) VCAP
5 1 (1.79%) VCP6
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 32 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (46.43%) Hyper-V
3 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 18 (32.14%) Docker
5 17 (30.36%) Xen
6 7 (12.50%) Ceph
6 7 (12.50%) VirtualBox
7 6 (10.71%) oVirt
7 6 (10.71%) Samba
7 6 (10.71%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (8.93%) NFS
9 4 (7.14%) Btrfs
9 4 (7.14%) DRBD
9 4 (7.14%) iptables
9 4 (7.14%) QEMU
9 4 (7.14%) vSphere
10 3 (5.36%) Squid
11 2 (3.57%) VMware NSX
11 2 (3.57%) VMware Server
12 1 (1.79%) LXC
Systems Management
1 15 (26.79%) Ansible
2 11 (19.64%) Puppet
3 10 (17.86%) Kubernetes
3 10 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (17.86%) Terraform
4 4 (7.14%) HAProxy
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (7.14%) Proxmox
4 4 (7.14%) SELinux
5 3 (5.36%) EMC VPLEX
5 3 (5.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (5.36%) WSUS
6 2 (3.57%) Grafana
6 2 (3.57%) Nagios
6 2 (3.57%) OpenNMS
6 2 (3.57%) Packer
6 2 (3.57%) SCCM
6 2 (3.57%) SCOM
6 2 (3.57%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) VMware
2 24 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.29%) Citrix
5 7 (12.50%) Cisco
5 7 (12.50%) Oracle
6 4 (7.14%) BT
6 4 (7.14%) EMC
6 4 (7.14%) HP
6 4 (7.14%) Veeam
7 3 (5.36%) DataCore
7 3 (5.36%) FalconStor
7 3 (5.36%) McAfee
7 3 (5.36%) Symantec
8 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.57%) F5
8 2 (3.57%) Google
8 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.79%) AlienVault
9 1 (1.79%) Dell