Period
to 15 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 406 450 505
Rank change year-on-year +44 +55 +63
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 225 515 495
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.54% 0.62% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 3.10% 3.66% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 161 389 401
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +26.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £54,365
% change year-on-year +1.90% -3.43% +17.55%

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 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 7,250 14,082 13,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.49% 16.84% 13.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5,742 11,455 10,960
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +10.47%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the UK excluding London

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the UK excluding London

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the UK excluding London

Virtual Machines
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 Virtual Machines within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 July 2020. 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 +87 91 £47,250 -12.50% 7
North of England +102 64 £37,500 -21.05% 6
Midlands +59 39 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +110 35 £39,250 -28.64% 2
North West +64 23 £37,500 -12.79% 4
West Midlands +52 21 £41,500 -33.60%
East Midlands +61 17 £47,500 -
South West +72 12 £38,750 -12.92% 2
Scotland +67 9 £55,000 -21.43% 2
Wales +24 8 £53,500 +38.96% 4
North East +26 6 £37,500 -25.00%
East of England +41 3 £60,000 +100.00% 4
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines 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 Virtual Machines.

1 122 (54.22%) Windows
2 100 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 94 (41.78%) Azure
4 90 (40.00%) VMware
5 89 (39.56%) Microsoft
6 85 (37.78%) Windows Server
7 82 (36.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 67 (29.78%) Linux
9 54 (24.00%) Firewall
10 52 (23.11%) Hyper-V
11 51 (22.67%) VMware ESXi
12 50 (22.22%) LAN
13 48 (21.33%) WAN
14 45 (20.00%) Clustering
15 44 (19.56%) SQL
15 44 (19.56%) PowerShell
16 42 (18.67%) DNS
17 41 (18.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 40 (17.78%) SAN
18 40 (17.78%) Office 365
19 38 (16.89%) Change Management
20 37 (16.44%) Windows 10
21 36 (16.00%) Data Centre
22 35 (15.56%) IaaS
23 33 (14.67%) Security Cleared
23 33 (14.67%) Disaster Recovery
23 33 (14.67%) DHCP
23 33 (14.67%) SQL Server
24 30 (13.33%) ITIL
24 30 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification

Virtual Machines
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 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.33%) Skype for Business
3 9 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.00%) WildFly
4 8 (3.56%) IIS
4 8 (3.56%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.67%) Confluence
6 3 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.44%) Apache
8 1 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.44%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 6 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.78%) assyst
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 94 (41.78%) Azure
2 40 (17.78%) Office 365
3 35 (15.56%) IaaS
4 30 (13.33%) PaaS
5 23 (10.22%) AWS
6 15 (6.67%) Power Platform
7 14 (6.22%) Azure Data Factory
8 13 (5.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (5.78%) SaaS
9 11 (4.89%) Azure Stack
10 10 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (3.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (2.22%) GCP
13 4 (1.78%) GitHub
14 3 (1.33%) Serverless
15 2 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.89%) BrowserStack
15 2 (0.89%) PowerApps
16 1 (0.44%) AWS IoT
16 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (24.00%) Firewall
2 50 (22.22%) LAN
3 48 (21.33%) WAN
4 42 (18.67%) DNS
5 40 (17.78%) SAN
6 33 (14.67%) DHCP
7 30 (13.33%) Wireless
8 19 (8.44%) TCP/IP
8 19 (8.44%) VPN
9 16 (7.11%) Fibre Channel
9 16 (7.11%) NAS
9 16 (7.11%) VoIP
10 13 (5.78%) IP Telephony
10 13 (5.78%) iSCSI
11 11 (4.89%) Skype
12 10 (4.44%) WLAN
13 7 (3.11%) Network Security
13 7 (3.11%) Unified Communications
13 7 (3.11%) VLAN
14 5 (2.22%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (5.78%) Power BI
4 11 (4.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 11 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.11%) Data Lake
5 7 (3.11%) MySQL
6 3 (1.33%) Big Data
6 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.89%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.89%) DB2
7 2 (0.89%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.89%) MS Access
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (7.11%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.78%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.89%) Eclipse
3 11 (4.89%) NetBeans
4 6 (2.67%) JIRA
4 6 (2.67%) SpecFlow
5 5 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.78%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.78%) JUnit
6 4 (1.78%) Mercurial
6 4 (1.78%) NUnit
6 4 (1.78%) Selenium
6 4 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.78%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.33%) Subversion
7 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.89%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.89%) Maven
8 2 (0.89%) TestNG
8 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (6.67%) Finance
1 15 (6.67%) Retail
2 13 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.89%) Billing
4 9 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 7 (3.11%) Games
6 6 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.78%) Automotive
7 4 (1.78%) Military
8 3 (1.33%) Law
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (18.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (11.56%) Support Engineer
3 21 (9.33%) Administrator
3 21 (9.33%) Systems Administrator
4 19 (8.44%) Analyst
4 19 (8.44%) Developer
5 18 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 14 (6.22%) IT Administrator
6 14 (6.22%) IT Engineer
6 14 (6.22%) IT Systems Administrator
6 14 (6.22%) Wintel Engineer
7 13 (5.78%) Network Administrator
8 12 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (4.89%) Architect
9 11 (4.89%) Backend Developer
9 11 (4.89%) Java Engineer
9 11 (4.89%) Senior Backend Developer
9 11 (4.89%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (4.89%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.89%) AWT
1 11 (4.89%) Java ME
1 11 (4.89%) Java SE
1 11 (4.89%) JSP
2 10 (4.44%) .NET
3 9 (4.00%) Akka
3 9 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (3.56%) jQuery
4 8 (3.56%) OpenJDK
4 8 (3.56%) RESTful
5 6 (2.67%) React
6 4 (1.78%) LDAP
6 4 (1.78%) ServiceStack
6 4 (1.78%) Web Services
6 4 (1.78%) WebRTC
7 3 (1.33%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.33%) JSON
7 3 (1.33%) XML
8 2 (0.89%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.00%) Clustering
2 36 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 17 (7.56%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.22%) Driving Licence
5 10 (4.44%) CMDB
5 10 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.67%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.67%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.22%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.22%) User Experience
8 5 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.78%) CCTV
10 3 (1.33%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.33%) HACMP
10 3 (1.33%) Replication
11 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 122 (54.22%) Windows
2 85 (37.78%) Windows Server
3 67 (29.78%) Linux
4 37 (16.44%) Windows 10
5 29 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (10.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 18 (8.00%) Unix
8 17 (7.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (5.78%) Windows 7
10 10 (4.44%) Solaris
10 10 (4.44%) SUSE
11 9 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (3.56%) Windows Server 2019
13 6 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.78%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.33%) AIX
15 3 (1.33%) Android
15 3 (1.33%) CentOS
15 3 (1.33%) Debian
15 3 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (16.89%) Change Management
3 33 (14.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (13.33%) ITIL
5 24 (10.67%) DevOps
5 24 (10.67%) Incident Management
5 24 (10.67%) Migration
5 24 (10.67%) Problem Management
6 22 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (8.00%) Analytics
7 18 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (8.00%) Virtual Environments
8 16 (7.11%) Patch Management
9 14 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (6.22%) Data Protection
9 14 (6.22%) High Availability
9 14 (6.22%) Network Virtualisation
10 13 (5.78%) Mentoring
10 13 (5.78%) Open Source
11 12 (5.33%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 44 (19.56%) PowerShell
1 44 (19.56%) SQL
2 29 (12.89%) Java
3 19 (8.44%) Python
4 14 (6.22%) C#
4 14 (6.22%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.33%) VB
6 8 (3.56%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.67%) C++
7 6 (2.67%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.22%) Perl
8 5 (2.22%) PHP
8 5 (2.22%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.89%) C
9 2 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.89%) Groovy
9 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.89%) VBScript
10 1 (0.44%) Clojure
10 1 (0.44%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 33 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 30 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (8.89%) DV Cleared
5 19 (8.44%) MCSE
6 17 (7.56%) CCNA
7 15 (6.67%) SC Cleared
8 14 (6.22%) Degree
8 14 (6.22%) MCSA
9 9 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.78%) CCNP
12 2 (0.89%) LFCE
12 2 (0.89%) LFCS
12 2 (0.89%) Linux+ Certification
12 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.89%) RHCE
12 2 (0.89%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.89%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.89%) SLA
2 4 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.33%) QA
4 2 (0.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 100 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 82 (36.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (23.11%) Hyper-V
4 51 (22.67%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (8.00%) Docker
6 13 (5.78%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (5.33%) VMware Server
8 11 (4.89%) Firmware
9 9 (4.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (4.00%) vSphere
10 7 (3.11%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (2.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (1.78%) DFS Replication
12 4 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.33%) PowerHA
13 3 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.89%) Xen
14 2 (0.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (13.33%) SCCM
2 23 (10.22%) Ansible
2 23 (10.22%) WSUS
3 21 (9.33%) SCVMM
4 13 (5.78%) Terraform
5 10 (4.44%) Kubernetes
5 10 (4.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.11%) Puppet
7 7 (3.11%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.78%) Amdocs OSS
8 4 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.78%) Icinga
8 4 (1.78%) Observium
9 3 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.33%) SCOM
10 2 (0.89%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.89%) SCSM
Vendors
1 90 (40.00%) VMware
2 89 (39.56%) Microsoft
3 23 (10.22%) Cisco
4 21 (9.33%) Oracle
5 15 (6.67%) Veeam
6 13 (5.78%) Red Hat
6 13 (5.78%) Sun
7 12 (5.33%) HP
8 11 (4.89%) Databricks
8 11 (4.89%) PlateSpin
8 11 (4.89%) Tableau
8 11 (4.89%) VirtaMove
9 8 (3.56%) Citrix
10 7 (3.11%) Brocade
11 6 (2.67%) Remedy
11 6 (2.67%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.22%) Arista
12 5 (2.22%) Emulex
13 4 (1.78%) Infoblox
13 4 (1.78%) Veritas