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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Machine (VM)
UK
Rank 573 549 534
Rank change year-on-year -24 -15  
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 303 455 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 2.95% 3.61% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 217 339 365
Median salary £50,000 £43,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.27% -2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.52%  

Virtual Machines is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10266 12611 13281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.09% 12.21% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8557 10633 11006
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Virtual Machines as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the UK

Virtual Machines
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 285 £50,000 +17.63% 47
London -3 119 £57,500 +15.00% 16
South East +36 55 £42,500 +6.25% 8
East of England +31 41 £50,000 +17.64% 5
City of London +54 27 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Surrey +42 18 £42,500 +1.19%
Essex +29 18 £51,250 +23.49% 1
West Midlands +29 17 £28,250 +2.72% 2
Berkshire +29 16 £50,000 +33.33% 3
South West +15 16 £41,250 +32.00% 4
East Midlands -4 14 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Redhill - 14 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire +12 13 £22,000 -53.68%
Colchester - 13 £52,500 - 1
Scotland +30 12 £70,000 +47.36% 3
North West -30 10 £33,000 -17.50% 3
Glasgow - 10 £70,000 -
Yorkshire +21 9 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Birmingham +9 9 £70,000 +180.00%
Manchester -18 9 £33,000 -26.66% 2
Norfolk - 9 £53,125 - 2
West Yorkshire +33 7 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Peterborough +11 7 £22,000 -29.03%
King's Lynn - 7 £53,125 - 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £30,000 - 3
Northamptonshire - 6 £28,500 -
Coventry - 6 £27,500 - 2
Tyne and Wear +12 5 £38,000 +15.15% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 5 £38,000 +15.15% 3
Nottingham +10 5 £47,000 - 1

Virtual Machines
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 317 (49.84%) Windows
2 312 (49.06%) VMware
3 284 (44.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 276 (43.40%) Linux
5 197 (30.97%) Microsoft
6 187 (29.40%) Amazon AWS
7 186 (29.25%) Microsoft Azure
8 183 (28.77%) SQL
9 182 (28.62%) Active Directory
10 164 (25.79%) SQL Server
11 160 (25.16%) Windows Server
12 144 (22.64%) Cisco
13 137 (21.54%) Finance
14 135 (21.23%) Oracle
15 129 (20.28%) Degree
16 128 (20.13%) Data Centre
17 124 (19.50%) Hyper-V
18 122 (19.18%) MS Excel
18 122 (19.18%) Firewall
19 117 (18.40%) Software Engineering
19 117 (18.40%) DevOps
20 116 (18.24%) Citrix
21 115 (18.08%) ITIL
22 113 (17.77%) Computer Science
23 98 (15.41%) Windows Server 2012
24 96 (15.09%) Java
25 95 (14.94%) MS Exchange
26 92 (14.47%) HP
27 90 (14.15%) Python
28 89 (13.99%) DNS

Virtual Machines
Top Related 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 95 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 53 (8.33%) Apache
3 52 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (5.82%) IIS
5 29 (4.56%) SharePoint
6 27 (4.25%) Tomcat
7 23 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (3.14%) Apache Spark
9 19 (2.99%) Skype for Business
10 18 (2.83%) JBoss
10 18 (2.83%) OpenStack
11 15 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (1.89%) Confluence
14 11 (1.73%) Apache Solr
15 10 (1.57%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.94%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.94%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 122 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 55 (8.65%) MS Office
3 19 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.16%) Autodesk Flame
5 1 (0.16%) Houdini
5 1 (0.16%) Maya
5 1 (0.16%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.63%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 187 (29.40%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (29.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (12.89%) IaaS
4 79 (12.42%) Amazon EC2
5 75 (11.79%) PaaS
6 71 (11.16%) Office 365
7 36 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (5.35%) Amazon S3
9 24 (3.77%) SaaS
10 20 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 16 (2.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (1.26%) G Suite
17 7 (1.10%) Route 53
18 6 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
18 6 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
19 5 (0.79%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (19.18%) Firewall
2 89 (13.99%) DNS
3 63 (9.91%) VPN
4 58 (9.12%) SAN
5 49 (7.70%) TCP/IP
6 44 (6.92%) DHCP
7 38 (5.97%) LAN
8 37 (5.82%) WAN
9 33 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (4.40%) NAS
11 27 (4.25%) Internet
11 27 (4.25%) Network Security
12 21 (3.30%) iSCSI
13 18 (2.83%) LDAP
13 18 (2.83%) VoIP
14 15 (2.36%) NetScaler
15 14 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
16 13 (2.04%) Ethernet
16 13 (2.04%) Wireless
17 12 (1.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (25.79%) SQL Server
2 83 (13.05%) MySQL
3 45 (7.08%) DB2
4 42 (6.60%) Oracle Database
5 31 (4.87%) Hadoop
6 26 (4.09%) NoSQL
7 25 (3.93%) MongoDB
8 21 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (3.14%) Amazon RDS
9 20 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (3.14%) Relational Database
10 19 (2.99%) Big Data
11 18 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (2.52%) RDBMS
13 15 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (2.36%) Oracle Database 10g
14 13 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (7.39%) Jenkins
2 44 (6.92%) Git (software)
3 30 (4.72%) Vagrant
4 23 (3.62%) Visual Studio
5 22 (3.46%) JIRA
6 14 (2.20%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (1.89%) JMeter
7 12 (1.89%) Selenium
8 11 (1.73%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.57%) Maven
10 8 (1.26%) Subversion
11 7 (1.10%) FitNesse
11 7 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (1.10%) PhantomJS
12 6 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.94%) Yeoman
13 5 (0.79%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.79%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.79%) VisualVM
General
1 137 (21.54%) Finance
2 57 (8.96%) Retail
3 44 (6.92%) Publishing
4 42 (6.60%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.52%) Advertising
5 16 (2.52%) German Language
6 13 (2.04%) Banking
6 13 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.42%) Electronics
7 9 (1.42%) Marketing
8 7 (1.10%) Legal
8 7 (1.10%) Military
9 6 (0.94%) Automotive
10 5 (0.79%) Games
11 4 (0.63%) Law
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
12 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.16%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
13 1 (0.16%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (12.11%) Architect
2 72 (11.32%) Administrator
3 66 (10.38%) Analyst
4 55 (8.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 55 (8.65%) Systems Administrator
5 52 (8.18%) Developer
6 46 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 41 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
8 40 (6.29%) Consultant
9 31 (4.87%) Support Engineer
10 25 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
10 25 (3.93%) VMware Engineer
11 24 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
12 22 (3.46%) Support Analyst
13 21 (3.30%) DBA
13 21 (3.30%) Linux Administrator
13 21 (3.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 21 (3.30%) Software Engineer
14 20 (3.14%) AWS Engineer
14 20 (3.14%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.66%) Web Services
2 34 (5.35%) .NET
3 27 (4.25%) Middleware
4 25 (3.93%) HTML
5 24 (3.77%) LAMP
6 23 (3.62%) CSS
7 20 (3.14%) AngularJS
7 20 (3.14%) Node.js
8 15 (2.36%) ASP.NET
9 14 (2.20%) D3.js
9 14 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (2.04%) REST
11 9 (1.42%) Angular 2
11 9 (1.42%) HTML5
11 9 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
11 9 (1.42%) RESTful
12 8 (1.26%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (1.26%) Silverlight
13 7 (1.10%) WAP
14 6 (0.94%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 128 (20.13%) Data Centre
2 113 (17.77%) Computer Science
3 43 (6.76%) CMDB
4 34 (5.35%) Management Information System
5 33 (5.19%) Clustering
6 30 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (3.77%) PKI
8 23 (3.62%) Replication
9 22 (3.46%) Public Cloud
10 17 (2.67%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.89%) Life Science
11 12 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (1.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 11 (1.73%) Algorithms
12 11 (1.73%) Enterprise Cloud
12 11 (1.73%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.73%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.73%) Fintech
12 11 (1.73%) Thin Client
13 10 (1.57%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 317 (49.84%) Windows
2 276 (43.40%) Linux
3 160 (25.16%) Windows Server
4 98 (15.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (12.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (10.53%) Unix
7 37 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (5.19%) Windows 7
9 32 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (4.87%) CentOS
10 31 (4.87%) Windows 10
11 27 (4.25%) VMS
12 24 (3.77%) Solaris
13 20 (3.14%) Ubuntu
14 14 (2.20%) AIX
15 12 (1.89%) Windows 8
16 11 (1.73%) Debian
16 11 (1.73%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (1.73%) Windows 2000
16 11 (1.73%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (18.40%) DevOps
1 117 (18.40%) Software Engineering
2 115 (18.08%) ITIL
3 76 (11.95%) Project Management
4 70 (11.01%) Continuous Improvement
4 70 (11.01%) Presales
5 68 (10.69%) Service Delivery
6 66 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
8 61 (9.59%) Line Management
9 60 (9.43%) ITIL V3
9 60 (9.43%) PRINCE2
10 59 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
11 58 (9.12%) Service Management
12 57 (8.96%) TOGAF
12 57 (8.96%) Zachman Framework
13 52 (8.18%) Capacity Planning
14 49 (7.70%) Configuration Management
15 48 (7.55%) IT Strategy
16 47 (7.39%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 183 (28.77%) SQL
2 96 (15.09%) Java
3 90 (14.15%) Python
4 63 (9.91%) PowerShell
5 48 (7.55%) Bash Shell
6 47 (7.39%) Perl
7 44 (6.92%) C#
8 37 (5.82%) C
9 35 (5.50%) JavaScript
10 34 (5.35%) C++
11 32 (5.03%) Ruby
12 29 (4.56%) Shell Script
13 21 (3.30%) PHP
14 14 (2.20%) Scala
15 11 (1.73%) Clojure
15 11 (1.73%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.73%) VB
16 9 (1.42%) Go
17 7 (1.10%) R
17 7 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (20.28%) Degree
2 52 (8.18%) ISEB
2 52 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (6.76%) PMI Certification
3 43 (6.76%) PMP
4 35 (5.50%) Security Cleared
4 35 (5.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 34 (5.35%) MCSE
6 22 (3.46%) DV Cleared
7 20 (3.14%) SC Cleared
8 17 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (2.36%) SANS
10 14 (2.20%) GCIA
10 14 (2.20%) GCIH
10 14 (2.20%) GIAC
10 14 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.73%) AWS Certification
11 11 (1.73%) CCNA
11 11 (1.73%) CompTIA Security+
11 11 (1.73%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.76%) QA
2 24 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.52%) SLA
4 11 (1.73%) GAMP
5 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.31%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.16%) SDET
System Software
1 284 (44.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 182 (28.62%) Active Directory
3 124 (19.50%) Hyper-V
4 53 (8.33%) vSphere
5 52 (8.18%) Docker
6 30 (4.72%) VMware ESX
7 29 (4.56%) XenDesktop
8 25 (3.93%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (3.77%) NFS
9 24 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (3.30%) XenApp
11 18 (2.83%) VMware Workstation
12 17 (2.67%) vCloud
12 17 (2.67%) Xen
13 14 (2.20%) iptables
14 13 (2.04%) VirtualBox
15 12 (1.89%) KVM
15 12 (1.89%) XenServer
16 11 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (1.73%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 67 (10.53%) SCVMM
2 60 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (8.49%) Puppet
4 49 (7.70%) Ansible
5 39 (6.13%) SCCM
6 35 (5.50%) Nagios
7 21 (3.30%) SCOM
8 18 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
9 17 (2.67%) WSUS
10 15 (2.36%) vMotion
11 13 (2.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 13 (2.04%) Nessus
12 11 (1.73%) Control-M
12 11 (1.73%) Salt
13 10 (1.57%) Kubernetes
13 10 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (1.57%) NetBackup
13 10 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (1.57%) Terraform
14 9 (1.42%) Graphite
Vendors
1 312 (49.06%) VMware
2 197 (30.97%) Microsoft
3 144 (22.64%) Cisco
4 135 (21.23%) Oracle
5 116 (18.24%) Citrix
6 92 (14.47%) HP
7 81 (12.74%) NetApp
8 69 (10.85%) CheckPoint
9 65 (10.22%) EMC
10 59 (9.28%) IBM
11 55 (8.65%) Juniper
12 45 (7.08%) BMC
12 45 (7.08%) Red Hat
13 25 (3.93%) Dell
14 20 (3.14%) Intel Security
15 16 (2.52%) Google
16 15 (2.36%) CommVault
17 12 (1.89%) Blue Coat
17 12 (1.89%) Cognizant
17 12 (1.89%) EqualLogic
Oxford, Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Webrecruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £49000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Seven Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lebara
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Salary: From £22,500 to £24,000 per annum
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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Castleford, West Yorkshire
TJ Peel
Salary: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
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Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
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Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago