Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 790 770 839
Rank change year-on-year -20 +69 -15
Permanent jobs citing KVM 89 136 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.099% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.67% 1.07% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 77 99 109
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,750 £32,250
90th Percentile £64,250 £65,000 £60,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -4.55%

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 13,293 12,694 13,736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.72% 12.72% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10,645 10,594 11,342
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,925 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 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
South East +6 35 £55,000 +22.22% 1
South West +41 19 £50,000 +11.11% 8
North of England +3 19 £45,000 +20.00% 3
North West +28 17 £48,750 +53.54% 2
East of England +31 8 £55,000 +19.57% 7
Midlands +22 5 £47,500 +15.15%
East Midlands - 4 £47,500 -
Wales +3 2 £44,000 +17.33% 1
West Midlands +30 1 £47,500 +15.15%
Yorkshire +1 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Scotland -4 1 £28,500 -18.57% 1
North East -11 1 - - 1
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 80 (89.89%) Linux
2 72 (80.90%) VMware
3 67 (75.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (50.56%) Python
5 36 (40.45%) Hyper-V
5 36 (40.45%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (40.45%) DevOps
6 35 (39.33%) Windows
7 34 (38.20%) Bash Shell
8 33 (37.08%) Ansible
9 29 (32.58%) MySQL
10 28 (31.46%) Xen
11 26 (29.21%) Puppet
12 25 (28.09%) Perl
12 25 (28.09%) Opscode Chef
12 25 (28.09%) Docker
13 24 (26.97%) Firewall
14 22 (24.72%) OpenStack
14 22 (24.72%) Git (software)
15 21 (23.60%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
15 21 (23.60%) Jenkins
15 21 (23.60%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (21.35%) Apache
16 19 (21.35%) Red Hat
16 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (20.22%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (20.22%) SQL
18 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
18 17 (19.10%) Configuration Management

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 22 (24.72%) OpenStack
2 19 (21.35%) Apache
3 14 (15.73%) nginx
4 9 (10.11%) Tomcat
5 7 (7.87%) CloudStack
6 5 (5.62%) JBoss
6 5 (5.62%) Skype for Business
7 4 (4.49%) Confluence
8 3 (3.37%) IIS
8 3 (3.37%) lighttpd
9 2 (2.25%) Apache Solr
9 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.25%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (1.12%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (40.45%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (23.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.99%) OpenShift
4 6 (6.74%) Office 365
4 6 (6.74%) PaaS
5 5 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (5.62%) GitHub
5 5 (5.62%) Mimecast
6 4 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.37%) NuGet
8 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.97%) Firewall
2 16 (17.98%) DNS
2 16 (17.98%) TCP/IP
3 11 (12.36%) DHCP
3 11 (12.36%) PBX
3 11 (12.36%) VLAN
4 8 (8.99%) RTP
4 8 (8.99%) VoIP
4 8 (8.99%) Wireshark
5 7 (7.87%) HTTP
5 7 (7.87%) Internet
6 6 (6.74%) IGMP
6 6 (6.74%) RTCP
6 6 (6.74%) SNMP
6 6 (6.74%) VPN
7 5 (5.62%) IPsec
7 5 (5.62%) NAS
7 5 (5.62%) Skype
7 5 (5.62%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (32.58%) MySQL
2 18 (20.22%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (14.61%) NoSQL
4 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
5 8 (8.99%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.62%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (5.62%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.49%) Redis
8 3 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (3.37%) CouchDB
9 2 (2.25%) MariaDB
9 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.25%) Riak
10 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (24.72%) Git (software)
2 21 (23.60%) Jenkins
3 17 (19.10%) Subversion
4 8 (8.99%) JIRA
4 8 (8.99%) Visual Studio
5 7 (7.87%) GitLab
6 6 (6.74%) GDB
6 6 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.74%) Valgrind
7 5 (5.62%) Bitbucket
7 5 (5.62%) Maven
8 4 (4.49%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.25%) Selenium
9 2 (2.25%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.12%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.12%) Chocolatey
10 1 (1.12%) WiX
General
1 16 (17.98%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.62%) Electronics
3 4 (4.49%) Finance
4 3 (3.37%) Law
4 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.37%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (13.48%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) Administrator
4 10 (11.24%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (10.11%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) C Developer
6 6 (6.74%) Developer
6 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Lead DevOps
6 6 (6.74%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Software Developer
6 6 (6.74%) VoIP Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.49%) IT Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Network Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Network Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.49%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.61%) LAMP
2 11 (12.36%) LAPP Stack
2 11 (12.36%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (6.74%) FreeSWITCH
3 6 (6.74%) LDAP
3 6 (6.74%) OpenVZ
3 6 (6.74%) XML
4 5 (5.62%) MAPI
4 5 (5.62%) Spring Boot
5 4 (4.49%) JSON
5 4 (4.49%) RESTful
6 3 (3.37%) SOAP
7 2 (2.25%) HTML
7 2 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.25%) Web Services
8 1 (1.12%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.12%) Memcached
8 1 (1.12%) Middleware
8 1 (1.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (10.11%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.11%) Replication
3 5 (5.62%) Clustering
3 5 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.62%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.62%) YubiKey
4 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) SIMD
5 1 (1.12%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 80 (89.89%) Linux
2 35 (39.33%) Windows
3 15 (16.85%) CentOS
4 14 (15.73%) Windows Server
5 13 (14.61%) Ubuntu
6 10 (11.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.74%) Debian
7 6 (6.74%) Solaris
8 5 (5.62%) FreeBSD
8 5 (5.62%) OpenBSD
8 5 (5.62%) VMS
9 4 (4.49%) Unix
10 2 (2.25%) SUSE
10 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.12%) DC/OS
11 1 (1.12%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.45%) DevOps
2 21 (23.60%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (19.10%) Configuration Management
5 14 (15.73%) Mentoring
6 11 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (11.24%) Load Balancing
7 10 (11.24%) Project Management
8 9 (10.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (8.99%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (6.74%) Hardware Maintenance
11 6 (6.74%) OO
11 6 (6.74%) Open Source
12 5 (5.62%) Analytics
12 5 (5.62%) Application Virtualisation
12 5 (5.62%) Auto-Scaling
12 5 (5.62%) Password Management
12 5 (5.62%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 45 (50.56%) Python
2 34 (38.20%) Bash Shell
3 25 (28.09%) Perl
4 18 (20.22%) SQL
5 14 (15.73%) PowerShell
6 13 (14.61%) PHP
7 11 (12.36%) Ruby
8 7 (7.87%) C
8 7 (7.87%) C++
9 6 (6.74%) Java
9 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
11 3 (3.37%) Go
12 2 (2.25%) C-shell
12 2 (2.25%) Erlang
13 1 (1.12%) C#
13 1 (1.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Degree
2 5 (5.62%) CCNA
2 5 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.37%) RHCE
4 3 (3.37%) VCP6
5 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.12%) HNC
6 1 (1.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) GDPR
3 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (75.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (40.45%) Hyper-V
3 28 (31.46%) Xen
4 25 (28.09%) Docker
5 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
6 16 (17.98%) VirtualBox
7 13 (14.61%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (10.11%) pfSense
9 5 (5.62%) Ceph
9 5 (5.62%) DRBD
9 5 (5.62%) oVirt
10 4 (4.49%) Corosync
10 4 (4.49%) iptables
10 4 (4.49%) QEMU
10 4 (4.49%) XenServer
11 2 (2.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (2.25%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (2.25%) NFS
11 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (2.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (37.08%) Ansible
2 26 (29.21%) Puppet
3 25 (28.09%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (19.10%) Kubernetes
5 13 (14.61%) Nagios
6 6 (6.74%) Cacti
6 6 (6.74%) Icinga
6 6 (6.74%) Munin
7 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (5.62%) rkt
8 4 (4.49%) Pacemaker
8 4 (4.49%) Terraform
9 3 (3.37%) SCCM
10 2 (2.25%) Ganeti
10 2 (2.25%) HAProxy
10 2 (2.25%) Marathon
10 2 (2.25%) Mesos
10 2 (2.25%) Salt
11 1 (1.12%) Check_MK
11 1 (1.12%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 72 (80.90%) VMware
2 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
3 19 (21.35%) Red Hat
4 8 (8.99%) Oracle
5 7 (7.87%) Cisco
6 6 (6.74%) SolarWinds
6 6 (6.74%) SonicWALL
6 6 (6.74%) WatchGuard
7 5 (5.62%) Juniper
7 5 (5.62%) NETGEAR
7 5 (5.62%) Percona
7 5 (5.62%) SaltStack
7 5 (5.62%) Sophos
7 5 (5.62%) Vyatta
8 3 (3.37%) Citrix
8 3 (3.37%) SAP
9 2 (2.25%) Brocade
9 2 (2.25%) IBM
9 2 (2.25%) NCR
9 2 (2.25%) VocaLink