Period
to 22 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 549 617
Rank change year-on-year +15 +68 -16
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 867 928 879
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.86% 3.77% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 704 714 662
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +9.59%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22448 24610 25436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.75% 12.49% 11.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18896 20860 21057
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,350
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +7.14%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the UK

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Machines.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the UK

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the UK

Virtual Machines
Top 16 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 22 August 2017. 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
England +12 800 £48,000 +1.05% 49
UK excluding London 0 446 £40,000 -5.88% 39
London +24 406 £57,500 +4.55% 12
South East +43 130 £40,500 -4.71% 10
North of England +29 107 £37,500 - 9
East of England +2 69 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Midlands -16 60 £37,500 -11.76% 10
North West -24 50 £37,500 +7.14% 6
West Midlands -15 38 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Scotland +16 37 £70,000 +77.96% 2
Yorkshire +44 35 £35,000 -26.32% 3
South West -41 28 £37,000 -1.33% 3
North East +36 22 £39,513 -11.68%
East Midlands +16 22 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Wales +6 10 £37,500 -6.25%
Northern Ireland -8 5 £27,500 -14.06%

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 495 (57.09%) Windows
2 399 (46.02%) Linux
3 311 (35.87%) VMware
4 288 (33.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 287 (33.10%) Active Directory
6 273 (31.49%) Microsoft
7 243 (28.03%) DevOps
8 181 (20.88%) Degree
9 177 (20.42%) Ansible
9 177 (20.42%) Java
10 176 (20.30%) Windows Server
11 174 (20.07%) Firewall
12 172 (19.84%) Hyper-V
13 170 (19.61%) Python
14 162 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
15 154 (17.76%) Puppet
16 150 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
17 149 (17.19%) Computer Science
18 146 (16.84%) Finance
19 141 (16.26%) Opscode Chef
20 140 (16.15%) DNS
21 139 (16.03%) SQL Server
21 139 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
22 136 (15.69%) SQL
23 131 (15.11%) Oracle
24 130 (14.99%) SAN
25 128 (14.76%) Continuous Integration
26 126 (14.53%) Cisco
27 121 (13.96%) Git (software)
28 117 (13.49%) Security Cleared

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 104 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 75 (8.65%) Tomcat
3 48 (5.54%) IIS
3 48 (5.54%) SharePoint
4 46 (5.31%) Apache
5 41 (4.73%) Confluence
6 39 (4.50%) nginx
7 32 (3.69%) JBoss
8 30 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 28 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
10 27 (3.11%) WebSphere
11 24 (2.77%) OpenStack
12 23 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
13 18 (2.08%) WebLogic
14 17 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
15 13 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
15 13 (1.50%) Skype for Business
16 9 (1.04%) Apache Spark
16 9 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 81 (9.34%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) Campfire
5 3 (0.35%) HipChat
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.23%) InDesign
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) Sage 1000
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.23%) Relativity
4 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 162 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (10.50%) Office 365
4 89 (10.27%) PaaS
5 69 (7.96%) IaaS
6 48 (5.54%) SaaS
7 40 (4.61%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (2.65%) Amazon S3
8 23 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.27%) GitHub
12 11 (1.27%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.46%) Google Compute Engine
16 3 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 174 (20.07%) Firewall
2 140 (16.15%) DNS
3 130 (14.99%) SAN
4 79 (9.11%) DHCP
5 73 (8.42%) TCP/IP
6 69 (7.96%) WAN
7 66 (7.61%) LAN
7 66 (7.61%) VPN
8 64 (7.38%) Internet
9 52 (6.00%) NAS
10 39 (4.50%) BGP
10 39 (4.50%) Network Security
11 35 (4.04%) VoIP
12 33 (3.81%) LDAP
13 31 (3.58%) Ethernet
14 26 (3.00%) Junos
15 25 (2.88%) IGMP
15 25 (2.88%) OSPF
15 25 (2.88%) RIP
16 21 (2.42%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.27%) MySQL
3 44 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 35 (4.04%) Oracle Database
5 29 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (3.11%) Hadoop
7 25 (2.88%) NoSQL
8 23 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (2.65%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.42%) RDBMS
10 20 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (1.73%) Redis
12 14 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.61%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (1.50%) Oracle Exadata
13 13 (1.50%) Oracle ODI
13 13 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
13 13 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 121 (13.96%) Git (software)
2 92 (10.61%) Jenkins
3 64 (7.38%) Maven
4 54 (6.23%) JIRA
5 38 (4.38%) Gradle
5 38 (4.38%) Subversion
6 34 (3.92%) gulp
6 34 (3.92%) TeamCity
7 31 (3.58%) NuGet
8 28 (3.23%) JUnit
9 26 (3.00%) IBM UrbanCode
10 25 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 25 (2.88%) CircleCI
10 25 (2.88%) Travis CI
11 20 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (2.08%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.96%) Vagrant
14 14 (1.61%) Bitbucket
14 14 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (1.50%) Jasmine
General
1 146 (16.84%) Finance
2 89 (10.27%) Telecoms
3 28 (3.23%) Marketing
4 24 (2.77%) Electronics
4 24 (2.77%) Retail
5 23 (2.65%) Banking
5 23 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.73%) Publishing
7 10 (1.15%) Law
8 8 (0.92%) Automotive
8 8 (0.92%) Legal
9 6 (0.69%) Advertising
10 5 (0.58%) Billing
10 5 (0.58%) Games
11 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.35%) Military
12 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 139 (16.03%) Administrator
2 123 (14.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 94 (10.84%) Analyst
4 91 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 91 (10.50%) Systems Administrator
5 69 (7.96%) Architect
6 68 (7.84%) Support Engineer
7 50 (5.77%) Developer
8 49 (5.65%) Linux Administrator
9 48 (5.54%) Junior
10 45 (5.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 44 (5.07%) Graduate
12 39 (4.50%) DBA
13 35 (4.04%) Linux Engineer
13 35 (4.04%) Security Analyst
13 35 (4.04%) Software Developer
14 34 (3.92%) IT Administrator
15 33 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
16 32 (3.69%) Cloud Engineer
16 32 (3.69%) IT Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.54%) Web Services
2 36 (4.15%) LAMP
3 33 (3.81%) Middleware
4 29 (3.34%) Node.js
5 26 (3.00%) HTML
5 26 (3.00%) REST
6 25 (2.88%) .NET
6 25 (2.88%) AngularJS
7 21 (2.42%) J2EE
8 19 (2.19%) Servlets
9 17 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
10 16 (1.85%) WCF
11 15 (1.73%) JSON
12 14 (1.61%) HTML5
12 14 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
13 12 (1.38%) CSS
13 12 (1.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 12 (1.38%) XML
13 12 (1.38%) XMPP
14 11 (1.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 149 (17.19%) Computer Science
2 90 (10.38%) Data Centre
3 87 (10.03%) Management Information System
4 71 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (4.04%) Clustering
6 31 (3.58%) Replication
7 21 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
8 20 (2.31%) Data Structures
8 20 (2.31%) Public Cloud
9 17 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
9 17 (1.96%) Internet of Things
10 16 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.50%) Fat Client
11 13 (1.50%) PKI
11 13 (1.50%) Thin Client
12 12 (1.38%) CMDB
12 12 (1.38%) Private Cloud
13 11 (1.27%) Fintech
14 10 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.81%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 495 (57.09%) Windows
2 399 (46.02%) Linux
3 176 (20.30%) Windows Server
4 96 (11.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (10.61%) Unix
6 88 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 81 (9.34%) Windows 7
8 70 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 56 (6.46%) Windows 10
10 46 (5.31%) Windows 8
11 45 (5.19%) CentOS
12 33 (3.81%) Oracle Linux
13 29 (3.34%) VxWorks
14 28 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (2.65%) Debian
16 21 (2.42%) Solaris
17 18 (2.08%) Mac OS X
17 18 (2.08%) VMS
17 18 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
18 17 (1.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (28.03%) DevOps
2 139 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (14.76%) Continuous Integration
4 103 (11.88%) ITIL
5 98 (11.30%) Open Source
6 83 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 81 (9.34%) Software Engineering
8 75 (8.65%) Configuration Management
9 68 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
9 68 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
10 58 (6.69%) Information Security
11 51 (5.88%) Migration
12 45 (5.19%) Mentoring
13 44 (5.07%) SIEM
13 44 (5.07%) Test Automation
14 42 (4.84%) Continuous Delivery
14 42 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 42 (4.84%) Software Testing
15 41 (4.73%) TDD
16 39 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 177 (20.42%) Java
2 170 (19.61%) Python
3 136 (15.69%) SQL
4 109 (12.57%) PowerShell
5 95 (10.96%) Bash Shell
6 88 (10.15%) Shell Script
7 70 (8.07%) Perl
8 66 (7.61%) Ruby
9 61 (7.04%) C
10 56 (6.46%) C++
11 39 (4.50%) JavaScript
12 34 (3.92%) C#
12 34 (3.92%) Groovy
13 25 (2.88%) PHP
14 16 (1.85%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.04%) Erlang
15 9 (1.04%) ES6
15 9 (1.04%) Go
16 8 (0.92%) Lisp
17 5 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 181 (20.88%) Degree
2 117 (13.49%) Security Cleared
3 91 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (7.73%) DV Cleared
5 63 (7.27%) MCSE
6 44 (5.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 35 (4.04%) MCSA
7 35 (4.04%) SC Cleared
8 29 (3.34%) GCIA
8 29 (3.34%) GCIH
8 29 (3.34%) GIAC
9 23 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (2.31%) CompTIA Security+
10 20 (2.31%) Security+ Certification
10 20 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (1.85%) CCNA
11 16 (1.85%) ISEB
12 15 (1.73%) MCP
13 13 (1.50%) RHCE
13 13 (1.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.92%) QA
2 29 (3.34%) SLA
3 22 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.50%) NIST 800
5 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.23%) GCP
6 2 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.23%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.23%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 288 (33.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 287 (33.10%) Active Directory
3 172 (19.84%) Hyper-V
4 95 (10.96%) Docker
5 51 (5.88%) vSphere
6 45 (5.19%) Xen
7 41 (4.73%) iptables
8 39 (4.50%) Virtual Servers
9 38 (4.38%) VirtualBox
10 35 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
11 30 (3.46%) NFS
12 25 (2.88%) KVM
12 25 (2.88%) XenApp
13 18 (2.08%) XenServer
14 17 (1.96%) Terminal Services
15 15 (1.73%) XenDesktop
16 14 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
17 13 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (1.50%) vCloud
18 8 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 177 (20.42%) Ansible
2 154 (17.76%) Puppet
3 141 (16.26%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (5.31%) Kubernetes
5 39 (4.50%) Nagios
5 39 (4.50%) SCCM
6 34 (3.92%) SCVMM
7 32 (3.69%) QRadar
8 26 (3.00%) Nessus
9 21 (2.42%) Salt
10 20 (2.31%) CSIRT
11 19 (2.19%) Cacti
12 18 (2.08%) Control-M
12 18 (2.08%) SCOM
13 17 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
14 16 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 16 (1.85%) Terraform
14 16 (1.85%) vCenter Server
15 15 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 311 (35.87%) VMware
2 273 (31.49%) Microsoft
3 131 (15.11%) Oracle
4 126 (14.53%) Cisco
5 91 (10.50%) Red Hat
6 82 (9.46%) Citrix
7 55 (6.34%) HP
8 53 (6.11%) IBM
9 50 (5.77%) EMC
10 44 (5.07%) CheckPoint
11 43 (4.96%) NetApp
12 32 (3.69%) Dell
13 30 (3.46%) Atlassian
14 29 (3.34%) BMC
14 29 (3.34%) McAfee
15 28 (3.23%) Google
16 25 (2.88%) Juniper
16 25 (2.88%) Symantec
17 23 (2.65%) BeyondTrust
18 22 (2.54%) Veeam