Period
to 16 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 6 months to 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 579 670 785
Rank change year-on-year +91 +115 +95
Permanent jobs citing VMS 68 77 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.15% 0.12% 0.094%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.68% 0.54% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 60 50 65
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,325 £30,000
25th Percentile £35,688 £32,500 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £56,250 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -25.33% +32.35% -5.56%
75th Percentile £56,563 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £68,875 " £75,000
UK median annual salary £49,500 £65,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -23.85% +44.44% -30.77%

VMS is in the Operating Systems 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 operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 10,024 14,179 20,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.47% 22.68% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8,064 11,527 15,788
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the UK excluding London

VMS
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for VMS in the UK excluding London

VMS
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK excluding London

VMS
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 VMS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 April 2021. 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
North of England +29 20 £42,500 -34.62% 3
South East +59 19 £35,000 -46.15% 5
Yorkshire +19 17 £40,000 +6.67%
Scotland +15 13 £42,000 +35.48% 2
East of England +67 5 £63,750 -
Wales - 5 £25,000 - 1
South West +10 4 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Midlands +34 2 £57,500 +35.29%
North West +13 2 £50,000 -23.08% 3
West Midlands +1 2 £57,500 +35.29%
North East +13 1 £45,000 +45.16%
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, IT jobs citing VMS 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 VMS.

1 45 (66.18%) Windows
2 43 (63.24%) Active Directory
3 40 (58.82%) Windows Server
4 36 (52.94%) VMware
5 35 (51.47%) Azure
6 34 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 31 (45.59%) Linux
8 22 (32.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (26.47%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (26.47%) DevOps
11 15 (22.06%) Red Hat
12 13 (19.12%) DNS
12 13 (19.12%) Oracle
12 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (19.12%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (19.12%) Veeam
13 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
13 12 (17.65%) SaaS
13 12 (17.65%) Finance
13 12 (17.65%) Firewall
13 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
14 11 (16.18%) SLA
14 11 (16.18%) SQL
14 11 (16.18%) .NET
14 11 (16.18%) Microsoft 365
14 11 (16.18%) Hyper-V
14 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
15 10 (14.71%) Kubernetes
15 10 (14.71%) IaaS

VMS
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 9 (13.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.35%) Confluence
2 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.88%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Fuse
4 2 (2.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 35 (51.47%) Azure
2 12 (17.65%) SaaS
3 11 (16.18%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (14.71%) IaaS
5 9 (13.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (7.35%) Amazon S3
7 4 (5.88%) AWS
7 4 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (4.41%) NuGet
8 3 (4.41%) PaaS
9 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (2.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (2.94%) GitHub
9 2 (2.94%) Route 53
10 1 (1.47%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.12%) DNS
2 12 (17.65%) Firewall
2 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 9 (13.24%) LAN
3 9 (13.24%) WAN
4 5 (7.35%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (7.35%) SAN
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (5.88%) Network Security
6 3 (4.41%) DHCP
6 3 (4.41%) iSCSI
6 3 (4.41%) SMTP
6 3 (4.41%) VPN
6 3 (4.41%) VSAN
7 2 (2.94%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.94%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (2.94%) OpenScape
7 2 (2.94%) SSL
8 1 (1.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (4.41%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (4.41%) Big Data
4 2 (2.94%) InfluxDB
4 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.47%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) Redis
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
1 7 (10.29%) JIRA
2 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (4.41%) Moq
4 3 (4.41%) NUnit
4 3 (4.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.94%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.94%) GitLab
5 2 (2.94%) Selenium
5 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.94%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Automotive
2 2 (2.94%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Server Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Developer
5 7 (10.29%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) IT Support
5 7 (10.29%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Consultant
6 6 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Junior
7 4 (5.88%) Junior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.41%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) .NET
2 6 (8.82%) .NET Core
3 4 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.41%) ATL
4 3 (4.41%) CSS
4 3 (4.41%) Entity Framework
4 3 (4.41%) HTML
4 3 (4.41%) jQuery
4 3 (4.41%) JSF
4 3 (4.41%) JSON
4 3 (4.41%) React
5 2 (2.94%) CGI
5 2 (2.94%) LDAP
5 2 (2.94%) RESTful
5 2 (2.94%) SOAP
5 2 (2.94%) Web Services
6 1 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) EMC VNX
2 6 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.88%) AS400
3 4 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.41%) Cybercrime
4 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.41%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) User Experience
6 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (66.18%) Windows
2 40 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 31 (45.59%) Linux
4 9 (13.24%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.88%) AIX
7 4 (5.88%) CentOS
7 4 (5.88%) HPUX
7 4 (5.88%) Solaris
8 3 (4.41%) Debian
8 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (26.47%) DevOps
3 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
5 9 (13.24%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (13.24%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (13.24%) Technical Analysis
6 8 (11.76%) Project Delivery
7 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure as Code
8 6 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (8.82%) Microservices
8 6 (8.82%) Open Source
8 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Analytics
9 5 (7.35%) Scrum
9 5 (7.35%) Storage Management
9 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (4.41%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 11 (16.18%) SQL
3 9 (13.24%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.29%) C#
5 6 (8.82%) Python
6 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.41%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.94%) C
7 2 (2.94%) Java
7 2 (2.94%) Perl
7 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.94%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) MCSA
3 1 (1.47%) MCSE
3 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 43 (63.24%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (26.47%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (19.12%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (16.18%) Hyper-V
6 10 (14.71%) vSphere
7 9 (13.24%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (11.76%) Docker
9 3 (4.41%) NFS
9 3 (4.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (4.41%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.94%) Firmware
10 2 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) Kubernetes
1 10 (14.71%) Nagios
2 9 (13.24%) BladeLogic
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 9 (13.24%) SCOM
3 8 (11.76%) Terraform
3 8 (11.76%) WSUS
4 6 (8.82%) vCenter Server
5 3 (4.41%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.41%) Prometheus
5 3 (4.41%) vRealize
5 3 (4.41%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.94%) Ansible
6 2 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (2.94%) Grafana
6 2 (2.94%) Graylog
6 2 (2.94%) Rancher
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.47%) Puppet
7 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (52.94%) VMware
2 34 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (22.06%) Red Hat
4 13 (19.12%) Oracle
4 13 (19.12%) Veeam
5 9 (13.24%) 3PAR
5 9 (13.24%) Blue Coat
5 9 (13.24%) BMC
5 9 (13.24%) Dell
5 9 (13.24%) EMC
6 6 (8.82%) Cisco
6 6 (8.82%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.41%) Citrix
8 2 (2.94%) ESET
9 1 (1.47%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.47%) Splunk