Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 421 442 543
Rank change year-on-year +21 +101 +12
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 476 552 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.61% 0.60% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.64% 4.09% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 352 424 360
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £28,550 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £60,100
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +6.67%

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 13,089 13,496 12,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.79% 14.74% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10,741 10,823 10,643
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 £68,750 £66,250 £62,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 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 +33 156 £55,000 +25.71% 25
Midlands +87 115 £47,500 -7.32% 14
North of England -23 98 £50,000 +11.11% 22
West Midlands +66 77 £62,500 +13.64% 6
North West -32 62 £43,000 -8.99% 14
East of England +44 50 £33,625 -25.28% 16
East Midlands +46 38 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Yorkshire +24 32 £55,000 +52.78% 7
Scotland +28 21 £70,000 +75.00% 6
South West -16 21 £42,300 +5.75% 13
Wales +8 9 £38,500 -23.00% 4
North East +23 4 £23,000 -45.88% 1
Northern Ireland +1 4 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £51,000 -
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 270 (56.72%) Windows
2 214 (44.96%) Microsoft
3 188 (39.50%) VMware
4 173 (36.34%) Active Directory
5 170 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 167 (35.08%) Azure
7 162 (34.03%) Hyper-V
8 148 (31.09%) Linux
9 126 (26.47%) Windows Server
10 114 (23.95%) ITIL
11 108 (22.69%) Data Centre
12 103 (21.64%) SQL
13 99 (20.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 96 (20.17%) Firewall
15 95 (19.96%) AWS
16 92 (19.33%) SCCM
17 84 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
18 83 (17.44%) DNS
18 83 (17.44%) DevOps
19 76 (15.97%) Office 365
20 74 (15.55%) SharePoint
21 73 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
22 71 (14.92%) Management Information System
23 70 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
24 65 (13.66%) SQL Server
25 64 (13.45%) SAN
25 64 (13.45%) Git (software)
26 63 (13.24%) VMware ESXi
27 59 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
28 58 (12.18%) Cisco

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 74 (15.55%) SharePoint
2 46 (9.66%) MS Exchange
3 29 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (5.46%) Skype for Business
5 12 (2.52%) IIS
6 11 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.89%) Apache
8 5 (1.05%) Confluence
9 4 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.63%) Drupal
10 3 (0.63%) nginx
11 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.42%) CMS
11 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.42%) JBoss
11 2 (0.42%) Liferay
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.42%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 167 (35.08%) Azure
2 95 (19.96%) AWS
3 76 (15.97%) Office 365
4 36 (7.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (7.14%) IaaS
6 26 (5.46%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (5.46%) PaaS
7 24 (5.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (4.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 22 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (4.62%) Amazon S3
9 19 (3.99%) Amazon ECS
9 19 (3.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (1.89%) SaaS
11 8 (1.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 8 (1.68%) Power Platform
12 6 (1.26%) G Suite
12 6 (1.26%) GCP
13 5 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 96 (20.17%) Firewall
2 83 (17.44%) DNS
3 64 (13.45%) SAN
4 53 (11.13%) TCP/IP
5 49 (10.29%) DHCP
6 44 (9.24%) LAN
7 40 (8.40%) WAN
8 31 (6.51%) Wireless
9 28 (5.88%) NAS
10 27 (5.67%) VPN
11 21 (4.41%) VLAN
11 21 (4.41%) VoIP
12 15 (3.15%) Network Security
13 13 (2.73%) Internet
13 13 (2.73%) SMTP
14 11 (2.31%) SMS
15 9 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (1.89%) Skype
15 9 (1.89%) SSL
16 8 (1.68%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.77%) MySQL
3 27 (5.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 25 (5.25%) Amazon RDS
5 22 (4.62%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 11 (2.31%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
9 8 (1.68%) Power BI
9 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.47%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.26%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.05%) Data Lake
12 5 (1.05%) HDInsight
12 5 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.84%) Big Data
14 3 (0.63%) Blockchain
15 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 64 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 27 (5.67%) JIRA
4 17 (3.57%) Eclipse
5 15 (3.15%) NetBeans
6 14 (2.94%) TeamCity
7 13 (2.73%) Gerrit
8 8 (1.68%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.47%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.05%) GitLab
10 5 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.63%) Bitbucket Server
12 3 (0.63%) Selenium
12 3 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.63%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.42%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.42%) StarTeam
General
1 51 (10.71%) Finance
2 25 (5.25%) Automotive
3 15 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.73%) Aerospace
4 13 (2.73%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.73%) Retail
5 12 (2.52%) Marketing
6 8 (1.68%) Military
7 7 (1.47%) Billing
7 7 (1.47%) Games
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.84%) German Language
9 4 (0.84%) Law
9 4 (0.84%) Welsh Language
10 3 (0.63%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 92 (19.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (11.76%) Architect
3 53 (11.13%) Support Engineer
4 44 (9.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 40 (8.40%) Developer
6 32 (6.72%) IT Support
7 30 (6.30%) Analyst
8 25 (5.25%) Consultant
8 25 (5.25%) IT Engineer
8 25 (5.25%) Senior Developer
8 25 (5.25%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (5.25%) Systems Engineer
9 23 (4.83%) Security Engineer
10 21 (4.41%) Technical Architect
11 20 (4.20%) Administrator
11 20 (4.20%) Storage Engineer
12 19 (3.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 18 (3.78%) Senior DevOps
13 18 (3.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 18 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (11.13%) Web Services
2 24 (5.04%) .NET
3 17 (3.57%) HTML
3 17 (3.57%) JSP
3 17 (3.57%) Middleware
4 15 (3.15%) AWT
4 15 (3.15%) Java ME
4 15 (3.15%) Java SE
5 13 (2.73%) LAMP
6 12 (2.52%) AngularJS
6 12 (2.52%) HTML5
6 12 (2.52%) OpenJDK
7 11 (2.31%) LDAP
7 11 (2.31%) React
8 8 (1.68%) CSS
8 8 (1.68%) XML
9 6 (1.26%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.84%) REST
10 4 (0.84%) Servlets
10 4 (0.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 108 (22.69%) Data Centre
2 71 (14.92%) Management Information System
3 55 (11.55%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (7.35%) Public Cloud
5 34 (7.14%) User Experience
6 31 (6.51%) CCTV
7 30 (6.30%) Hybrid Cloud
8 28 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (5.67%) Private Cloud
10 24 (5.04%) Clustering
11 23 (4.83%) Replication
12 16 (3.36%) Client/Server
12 16 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (2.94%) Driving Licence
14 13 (2.73%) Smartphone
15 12 (2.52%) Virtual Team
16 9 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
17 7 (1.47%) Video\Live Streaming
18 5 (1.05%) Life Science
18 5 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 270 (56.72%) Windows
2 148 (31.09%) Linux
3 126 (26.47%) Windows Server
4 70 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (7.56%) Windows 10
7 26 (5.46%) CentOS
8 21 (4.41%) SUSE
9 20 (4.20%) Ubuntu
10 19 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (2.10%) Unix
13 9 (1.89%) Debian
13 9 (1.89%) Solaris
13 9 (1.89%) VMS
13 9 (1.89%) Windows 7
13 9 (1.89%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (23.95%) ITIL
2 99 (20.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 84 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (17.44%) DevOps
5 73 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 53 (11.13%) ITIL V3
8 51 (10.71%) Configuration Management
9 50 (10.50%) Project Management
10 45 (9.45%) Service Management
11 42 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 40 (8.40%) Test Automation
13 39 (8.19%) Migration
14 38 (7.98%) Change Management
15 34 (7.14%) Server Management
16 32 (6.72%) Cybersecurity
16 32 (6.72%) Information Security
17 31 (6.51%) Computer Science
17 31 (6.51%) Patch Management
18 30 (6.30%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (21.64%) SQL
2 58 (12.18%) Python
3 56 (11.76%) Java
4 45 (9.45%) PowerShell
5 29 (6.09%) Bash Shell
6 28 (5.88%) C
7 25 (5.25%) C#
8 20 (4.20%) C++
9 16 (3.36%) PHP
10 12 (2.52%) Ruby
11 9 (1.89%) JavaScript
12 8 (1.68%) Perl
13 5 (1.05%) Clojure
13 5 (1.05%) Go
13 5 (1.05%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.84%) Ada
15 2 (0.42%) Groovy
15 2 (0.42%) Lua
15 2 (0.42%) Scala
15 2 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (10.29%) Degree
2 40 (8.40%) Security Cleared
3 33 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (6.30%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.67%) MCSE
6 21 (4.41%) CCNA
6 21 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (2.31%) MCSA
10 9 (1.89%) HND
11 8 (1.68%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.68%) Master's Degree
11 8 (1.68%) MCP
12 7 (1.47%) CCNP
13 6 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.84%) CISA
14 4 (0.84%) CISM
14 4 (0.84%) CISSP
14 4 (0.84%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (11.34%) SLA
2 23 (4.83%) Cyber Essentials
2 23 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (4.83%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.62%) COBIT
4 15 (3.15%) ISO 9001
5 13 (2.73%) GDPR
5 13 (2.73%) QA
6 6 (1.26%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.42%) GAMP
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.21%) HL7
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.21%) NCSC
System Software
1 173 (36.34%) Active Directory
2 170 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (34.03%) Hyper-V
4 63 (13.24%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (8.40%) Docker
5 40 (8.40%) vSphere
6 15 (3.15%) XenApp
7 14 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (2.52%) Terminal Services
9 10 (2.10%) Samba
9 10 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (1.89%) DFS Replication
11 8 (1.68%) BitLocker
12 6 (1.26%) Firmware
12 6 (1.26%) KVM
12 6 (1.26%) NFS
12 6 (1.26%) VirtualBox
12 6 (1.26%) XenDesktop
13 5 (1.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.84%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 92 (19.33%) SCCM
2 29 (6.09%) Kubernetes
2 29 (6.09%) Puppet
3 28 (5.88%) Terraform
4 22 (4.62%) SCOrch
5 21 (4.41%) Ansible
6 20 (4.20%) SCVMM
7 18 (3.78%) Nessus
7 18 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (3.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 14 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (2.52%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (2.52%) WSUS
11 11 (2.31%) HP Data Protector
12 9 (1.89%) Nagios
13 8 (1.68%) Backup Exec
13 8 (1.68%) HAProxy
14 7 (1.47%) vCenter Server
15 6 (1.26%) Cacti
15 6 (1.26%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 214 (44.96%) Microsoft
2 188 (39.50%) VMware
3 58 (12.18%) Cisco
4 44 (9.24%) HP
5 41 (8.61%) Citrix
6 31 (6.51%) Oracle
6 31 (6.51%) Veeam
7 19 (3.99%) Qualys
8 18 (3.78%) Palo Alto
9 16 (3.36%) 3PAR
9 16 (3.36%) Brocade
9 16 (3.36%) Google
9 16 (3.36%) McAfee
9 16 (3.36%) NetApp
10 15 (3.15%) Barracuda Networks
11 10 (2.10%) Dell
12 9 (1.89%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.89%) Sun
13 8 (1.68%) EMC
13 8 (1.68%) Symantec