Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 804 822 813
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9 +32
Permanent jobs citing KVM 51 88 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.060% 0.090% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 46 67 93
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -20.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £25,375 £24,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £65,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -16.67% +9.09%

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 12,835 12,712 12,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.23% 12.93% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10,284 10,463 10,480
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +5.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 East -7 21 £32,500 -23.53% 1
South West +32 10 £37,500 -16.67% 14
North of England +31 8 £40,000 - 4
North West +39 7 £40,000 +40.35% 4
East of England +20 7 £55,000 +35.80% 8
Midlands +33 3 £47,500 +11.76% 1
East Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
Scotland - 2 £28,500 -
West Midlands +31 1 £47,500 +11.76% 1
North East +7 1 - -
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (78.43%) VMware
3 36 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (49.02%) Python
5 24 (47.06%) Windows
6 21 (41.18%) Bash Shell
7 20 (39.22%) MySQL
8 18 (35.29%) Firewall
8 18 (35.29%) Hyper-V
9 16 (31.37%) Ansible
10 15 (29.41%) CentOS
10 15 (29.41%) DNS
11 14 (27.45%) Perl
11 14 (27.45%) Apache
11 14 (27.45%) Windows Server
12 13 (25.49%) Xen
12 13 (25.49%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (25.49%) DevOps
13 12 (23.53%) Puppet
13 12 (23.53%) SQL
13 12 (23.53%) Red Hat
13 12 (23.53%) Nagios
14 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
14 11 (21.57%) Telecoms
14 11 (21.57%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (21.57%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (19.61%) Ubuntu
15 10 (19.61%) VLAN
15 10 (19.61%) Microsoft

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 14 (27.45%) Apache
2 8 (15.69%) nginx
2 8 (15.69%) OpenStack
3 5 (9.80%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.84%) CloudStack
4 4 (7.84%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.92%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.92%) IIS
5 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.92%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.96%) Confluence
6 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.84%) Mimecast
3 4 (7.84%) Office 365
4 3 (5.88%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.96%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (1.96%) NuGet
6 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (35.29%) Firewall
2 15 (29.41%) DNS
3 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
4 10 (19.61%) PBX
4 10 (19.61%) VLAN
5 8 (15.69%) DHCP
6 7 (13.73%) HTTP
6 7 (13.73%) Internet
6 7 (13.73%) SNMP
7 6 (11.76%) IGMP
7 6 (11.76%) RTCP
7 6 (11.76%) RTP
7 6 (11.76%) VoIP
7 6 (11.76%) Wireshark
8 5 (9.80%) NAS
9 4 (7.84%) IPsec
9 4 (7.84%) Skype
9 4 (7.84%) VPN
9 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (39.22%) MySQL
2 11 (21.57%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
4 5 (9.80%) NoSQL
5 4 (7.84%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (5.88%) CouchDB
6 3 (5.88%) Redis
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.92%) Riak
8 1 (1.96%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (1.96%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
1 7 (13.73%) Subversion
2 6 (11.76%) GDB
2 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (11.76%) Valgrind
2 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.88%) GitLab
4 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.96%) Chocolatey
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.96%) Selenium
4 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (21.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.84%) Electronics
3 3 (5.88%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Administrator
2 11 (21.57%) Linux Administrator
3 10 (19.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (13.73%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 6 (11.76%) C Developer
7 6 (11.76%) Developer
7 6 (11.76%) Software Developer
7 6 (11.76%) VoIP Developer
8 5 (9.80%) IT Engineer
9 4 (7.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (5.88%) IT Manager
10 3 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (5.88%) Network Manager
10 3 (5.88%) Project Engineer
10 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) LAMP
2 7 (13.73%) LAPP Stack
3 6 (11.76%) FreeSWITCH
3 6 (11.76%) LDAP
3 6 (11.76%) XML
4 5 (9.80%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (7.84%) MAPI
5 4 (7.84%) OpenVZ
6 1 (1.96%) CSS
6 1 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.96%) HTML
6 1 (1.96%) libvirt
6 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (11.76%) Replication
3 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.84%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (7.84%) YubiKey
5 3 (5.88%) Clustering
5 3 (5.88%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.96%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) NHS
6 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) SIMD
6 1 (1.96%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (47.06%) Windows
3 15 (29.41%) CentOS
4 14 (27.45%) Windows Server
5 10 (19.61%) Ubuntu
6 9 (17.65%) Debian
7 5 (9.80%) Solaris
7 5 (9.80%) Unix
8 4 (7.84%) VMS
9 3 (5.88%) FreeBSD
9 3 (5.88%) OpenBSD
9 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.96%) AIX
11 1 (1.96%) Fedora
11 1 (1.96%) HPUX
11 1 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.96%) SUSE
11 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) DevOps
2 11 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
6 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 6 (11.76%) Hardware Maintenance
6 6 (11.76%) OO
6 6 (11.76%) Project Management
7 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.80%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (7.84%) Application Virtualisation
8 4 (7.84%) Password Management
8 4 (7.84%) Security Hardening
8 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
9 3 (5.88%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) Python
2 21 (41.18%) Bash Shell
3 14 (27.45%) Perl
4 12 (23.53%) SQL
5 9 (17.65%) PowerShell
6 8 (15.69%) C
6 8 (15.69%) C++
7 5 (9.80%) PHP
7 5 (9.80%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.92%) Erlang
8 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.96%) C-shell
9 1 (1.96%) Go
9 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) CCNA
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.96%) PhD
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (35.29%) Hyper-V
3 13 (25.49%) Xen
4 9 (17.65%) pfSense
4 9 (17.65%) VirtualBox
5 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
5 7 (13.73%) Docker
6 4 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.88%) Ceph
7 3 (5.88%) DRBD
7 3 (5.88%) iptables
7 3 (5.88%) NFS
7 3 (5.88%) VMware Server
8 2 (3.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (3.92%) Corosync
9 1 (1.96%) Firmware
9 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.96%) QEMU
9 1 (1.96%) RHEV
9 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (31.37%) Ansible
2 12 (23.53%) Nagios
2 12 (23.53%) Puppet
3 9 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (15.69%) Kubernetes
5 6 (11.76%) Icinga
6 5 (9.80%) Cacti
7 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (7.84%) Munin
7 4 (7.84%) Terraform
8 2 (3.92%) Ganeti
8 2 (3.92%) Marathon
8 2 (3.92%) Mesos
8 2 (3.92%) Pacemaker
8 2 (3.92%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.96%) Check_MK
9 1 (1.96%) Grafana
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (1.96%) SELinux
Vendors
1 40 (78.43%) VMware
2 12 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) Oracle
4 6 (11.76%) SonicWALL
4 6 (11.76%) WatchGuard
5 5 (9.80%) Juniper
6 4 (7.84%) NETGEAR
6 4 (7.84%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.84%) Sophos
6 4 (7.84%) Vyatta
7 3 (5.88%) Percona
7 3 (5.88%) SAP
8 2 (3.92%) NCR
8 2 (3.92%) VocaLink
9 1 (1.96%) Citrix
9 1 (1.96%) Remedy
9 1 (1.96%) Xilinx