Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 498 607 575
Rank change year-on-year +109 -32 +28
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 981 665 916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 4.01% 3.16% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 792 493 714
UK median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £32,550 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.42% -10.59% +8.97%

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 24,457 21,024 24,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.06% 12.44% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 19,830 17,632 21,113
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +4.17%

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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the UK

Virtual Machines
Top 15 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 25 May 2018. 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 +108 935 £52,500 +7.14% 127
UK excluding London +98 496 £45,000 +18.42% 77
London +96 464 £55,000 -4.35% 54
South East +22 149 £45,000 +12.50% 24
North of England +66 137 £52,500 +40.00% 25
Midlands +52 99 £50,000 +75.44% 6
West Midlands +60 82 £50,000 +72.41% 3
North West +22 69 £60,000 +60.00% 14
Yorkshire +58 68 £44,000 +46.67% 9
East of England -22 52 £45,000 -10.00% 14
South West -18 34 £40,000 +2.56% 4
Scotland -48 18 £40,000 -42.86% 3
East Midlands -4 17 £50,000 +75.44% 3
Wales - 7 £42,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 527 (53.72%) Windows
2 440 (44.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 410 (41.79%) Linux
4 376 (38.33%) Microsoft
5 349 (35.58%) SQL
6 298 (30.38%) VMware
7 292 (29.77%) Active Directory
8 288 (29.36%) Git (software)
9 283 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 272 (27.73%) Amazon AWS
11 257 (26.20%) DevOps
12 196 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
13 183 (18.65%) Office 365
14 179 (18.25%) Windows Server
15 165 (16.82%) Ansible
15 165 (16.82%) Firewall
16 161 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
16 161 (16.41%) Presales
17 154 (15.70%) C#
17 154 (15.70%) Jenkins
18 149 (15.19%) Docker
19 148 (15.09%) Configuration Management
20 146 (14.88%) Service Delivery
21 141 (14.37%) Python
21 141 (14.37%) Finance
22 140 (14.27%) Hyper-V
23 139 (14.17%) SQL Server
24 137 (13.97%) PowerShell
25 136 (13.86%) Degree
26 135 (13.76%) DNS

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 90 (9.17%) IIS
2 71 (7.24%) SharePoint
3 68 (6.93%) Confluence
4 65 (6.63%) MS Exchange
5 59 (6.01%) Ethereum
6 27 (2.75%) nginx
6 27 (2.75%) Tomcat
7 24 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (2.24%) Apache Spark
8 22 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (2.14%) Skype for Business
9 21 (2.14%) WebSphere
10 19 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
11 17 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (1.63%) Apache
13 14 (1.43%) CMS
14 13 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (1.22%) NServiceBus
16 10 (1.02%) WebLogic
17 8 (0.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 82 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (4.28%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.51%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.20%) Magento
5 2 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 440 (44.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 272 (27.73%) Amazon AWS
3 183 (18.65%) Office 365
4 133 (13.56%) Amazon EC2
5 122 (12.44%) IaaS
6 118 (12.03%) Amazon S3
7 114 (11.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 94 (9.58%) Serverless
9 86 (8.77%) Azure Data Factory
9 86 (8.77%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 82 (8.36%) Cloud Computing
11 79 (8.05%) GitHub
12 70 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 70 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 60 (6.12%) Amazon SQS
14 39 (3.98%) PaaS
15 21 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
16 20 (2.04%) npm
17 14 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
17 14 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 165 (16.82%) Firewall
2 135 (13.76%) DNS
3 105 (10.70%) SAN
4 103 (10.50%) DHCP
5 66 (6.73%) TCP/IP
6 62 (6.32%) VPN
7 55 (5.61%) NAS
8 48 (4.89%) WAN
9 45 (4.59%) Remote Desktop
10 43 (4.38%) LAN
11 42 (4.28%) Network Security
12 35 (3.57%) VoIP
13 32 (3.26%) Internet
14 24 (2.45%) Skype
15 22 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (2.04%) BGP
16 20 (2.04%) OSPF
17 15 (1.53%) VLAN
18 13 (1.33%) MPLS
19 12 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 120 (12.23%) Big Data
3 108 (11.01%) MySQL
4 90 (9.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 90 (9.17%) Power BI
5 86 (8.77%) Data Lake
6 79 (8.05%) NoSQL
7 67 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
7 67 (6.83%) Redis
8 62 (6.32%) Amazon RDS
8 62 (6.32%) Blockchain
9 38 (3.87%) Oracle Database
10 31 (3.16%) Relational Database
11 26 (2.65%) Hadoop
12 20 (2.04%) MongoDB
13 19 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (1.73%) Apache Hive
16 15 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
17 14 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 288 (29.36%) Git (software)
2 154 (15.70%) Jenkins
3 98 (9.99%) Visual Studio
4 86 (8.77%) JIRA
5 82 (8.36%) TeamCity
6 79 (8.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 79 (8.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 48 (4.89%) Mocha
8 30 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
9 24 (2.45%) Gradle
9 24 (2.45%) Maven
10 19 (1.94%) JUnit
11 17 (1.73%) gulp
12 16 (1.63%) Vagrant
13 15 (1.53%) Travis CI
14 11 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (1.12%) VisualVM
15 10 (1.02%) JMeter
15 10 (1.02%) Selenium
16 9 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 141 (14.37%) Finance
2 75 (7.65%) Telecoms
3 72 (7.34%) Banking
4 69 (7.03%) Marketing
5 30 (3.06%) Law
6 22 (2.24%) Retail
7 14 (1.43%) German Language
7 14 (1.43%) Legal
8 12 (1.22%) Military
9 11 (1.12%) Games
10 6 (0.61%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.61%) Automotive
11 4 (0.41%) Japanese Language
11 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.31%) Advertising
12 3 (0.31%) Electronics
12 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.31%) Publishing
13 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 165 (16.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 158 (16.11%) Consultant
3 116 (11.82%) Developer
4 84 (8.56%) Administrator
5 75 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 61 (6.22%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 61 (6.22%) Systems Administrator
7 60 (6.12%) Microsoft BI Consultant
8 57 (5.81%) Power BI Consultant
9 52 (5.30%) Analyst
10 51 (5.20%) Architect
11 47 (4.79%) Backend Developer
12 43 (4.38%) Blockchain Developer
13 42 (4.28%) Support Engineer
14 40 (4.08%) Node.js Developer
15 33 (3.36%) Azure Consultant
16 30 (3.06%) Senior Developer
17 29 (2.96%) DevOps Manager
17 29 (2.96%) Technical Consultant
18 28 (2.85%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (7.75%) Node.js
2 75 (7.65%) HTML
3 59 (6.01%) Smart Contracts
4 58 (5.91%) Truffle
4 58 (5.91%) web3js
5 50 (5.10%) CSS
6 48 (4.89%) Chai
6 48 (4.89%) Enzyme
6 48 (4.89%) Jest
7 37 (3.77%) .NET
8 34 (3.47%) Web Services
9 27 (2.75%) Middleware
10 24 (2.45%) React
11 20 (2.04%) LAMP
11 20 (2.04%) LDAP
12 19 (1.94%) ASP.NET
12 19 (1.94%) REST
12 19 (1.94%) XML
13 18 (1.83%) Kafka
14 16 (1.63%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 117 (11.93%) Data Centre
2 109 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 92 (9.38%) Private Cloud
4 89 (9.07%) Self-Motivation
5 65 (6.63%) Management Information System
6 58 (5.91%) Bitcoin
7 51 (5.20%) Replication
8 47 (4.79%) User Experience
9 44 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (3.47%) Clustering
11 28 (2.85%) CMDB
12 25 (2.55%) Cybercrime
13 21 (2.14%) Public Cloud
14 17 (1.73%) Fintech
15 14 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
15 14 (1.43%) Life Science
15 14 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
16 12 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
16 12 (1.22%) PKI
16 12 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 527 (53.72%) Windows
2 410 (41.79%) Linux
3 179 (18.25%) Windows Server
4 94 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 90 (9.17%) Unix
6 88 (8.97%) Windows 10
7 80 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (5.91%) VMS
9 47 (4.79%) Windows 7
10 45 (4.59%) CentOS
11 38 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (2.45%) Mac OS X
12 24 (2.45%) Ubuntu
13 21 (2.14%) Oracle Linux
14 16 (1.63%) Debian
15 14 (1.43%) Mac OS
16 12 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (1.12%) AIX
17 11 (1.12%) Solaris
18 10 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (26.20%) DevOps
2 196 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
3 161 (16.41%) Presales
4 148 (15.09%) Configuration Management
5 146 (14.88%) Service Delivery
6 125 (12.74%) ITIL
7 111 (11.31%) Analytics
8 105 (10.70%) Test Automation
9 96 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
10 94 (9.58%) Data Science
11 92 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 90 (9.17%) Data Analytics
12 90 (9.17%) Disaster Recovery
13 89 (9.07%) Machine Learning
14 86 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (7.54%) Network Virtualisation
16 62 (6.32%) Front End Development
17 61 (6.22%) API Design
17 61 (6.22%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 349 (35.58%) SQL
2 154 (15.70%) C#
3 141 (14.37%) Python
4 137 (13.97%) PowerShell
5 121 (12.33%) Java
6 107 (10.91%) JavaScript
7 84 (8.56%) U-SQL
8 81 (8.26%) C
9 72 (7.34%) Bash Shell
10 60 (6.12%) Solidity
11 59 (6.01%) ES6
12 42 (4.28%) Perl
13 38 (3.87%) Shell Script
14 30 (3.06%) Ruby
15 27 (2.75%) PHP
16 24 (2.45%) C++
17 23 (2.34%) Groovy
17 23 (2.34%) VBA
18 17 (1.73%) PL/SQL
19 15 (1.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 136 (13.86%) Degree
2 109 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (8.87%) MCSE
4 64 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (5.91%) Security Cleared
6 54 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 37 (3.77%) DV Cleared
8 37 (3.77%) MCP
9 36 (3.67%) CCNA
10 34 (3.47%) CCNP
11 33 (3.36%) MCSA
12 31 (3.16%) SC Cleared
13 24 (2.45%) Master's Degree
14 20 (2.04%) GCIA
14 20 (2.04%) GCIH
14 20 (2.04%) GIAC
15 11 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (1.02%) RHCE
17 9 (0.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.55%) SLA
2 24 (2.45%) QA
3 13 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.12%) COBIT
5 8 (0.82%) GAMP
6 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.61%) GDPR
6 6 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 15765
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 292 (29.77%) Active Directory
2 283 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (15.19%) Docker
4 140 (14.27%) Hyper-V
5 71 (7.24%) vSphere
6 63 (6.42%) XenApp
7 51 (5.20%) XenDesktop
8 46 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 43 (4.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 33 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
11 29 (2.96%) VirtualBox
12 16 (1.63%) Firmware
12 16 (1.63%) NFS
13 15 (1.53%) KVM
14 14 (1.43%) BitLocker
15 13 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (1.22%) Xen
17 11 (1.12%) iptables
17 11 (1.12%) Terminal Services
18 9 (0.92%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 165 (16.82%) Ansible
2 114 (11.62%) Kubernetes
3 102 (10.40%) Puppet
4 98 (9.99%) SCCM
5 80 (8.15%) SCVMM
6 76 (7.75%) Opscode Chef
7 62 (6.32%) SCOrch
8 59 (6.01%) Docker Swarm
9 50 (5.10%) Microsoft Intune
10 45 (4.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 43 (4.38%) SCDPM
11 43 (4.38%) SCSM
12 32 (3.26%) Terraform
13 30 (3.06%) SCOM
14 27 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
15 25 (2.55%) Nagios
16 22 (2.24%) vCenter Server
17 20 (2.04%) CSIRT
17 20 (2.04%) Nessus
17 20 (2.04%) QRadar
Vendors
1 376 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 298 (30.38%) VMware
3 123 (12.54%) Oracle
4 120 (12.23%) Citrix
5 83 (8.46%) Cisco
5 83 (8.46%) Tableau
6 76 (7.75%) New Relic
7 66 (6.73%) HP
8 60 (6.12%) Trend Micro
9 50 (5.10%) Red Hat
10 45 (4.59%) Google
11 28 (2.85%) IBM
12 27 (2.75%) EMC
13 23 (2.34%) Veeam
14 22 (2.24%) BMC
14 22 (2.24%) CommVault
15 20 (2.04%) BeyondTrust
15 20 (2.04%) SAP
16 18 (1.83%) Apple
16 18 (1.83%) NetApp