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 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 531 583
Rank change year-on-year -9 +52  
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 365 495 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.44% 3.85% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 299 350 336
Median salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25%  

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 10616 12854 13612
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.38% 12.44% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8966 10862 11161
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -11 334 £49,000 +3.15% 50
London -1 162 £57,500 +4.54% 18
South East +38 55 £40,000 -5.88% 8
East of England +16 36 £50,000 +17.64% 4
City of London +37 32 £55,000 - 4
Oxfordshire +29 22 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Scotland +29 21 £70,000 +47.36% 1
Essex +16 19 £52,500 +26.50%
South West +14 18 £35,000 +27.27% 4
West Midlands +14 18 £28,250 -33.52%
North West -37 18 £37,500 +5.26% 11
Glasgow - 17 £70,000 -
Colchester - 14 £52,500 -
Berkshire +15 13 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Yorkshire +24 12 £30,000 -26.82% 3
West Yorkshire +20 10 £30,000 - 3
East Midlands +1 10 £30,750 -27.64% 1
Banbury - 10 £30,000 - 1
Birmingham +11 9 £50,750 +19.41%
Manchester -18 9 £37,500 +11.11% 2
Norfolk - 9 £53,125 -
Surrey +35 7 £42,500 +6.25%
Somerset - 7 £42,500 - 1
King's Lynn - 7 £53,125 -
Bath - 7 £42,500 - 1
Coventry - 7 £27,500 -
Kent +30 6 £35,000 +7.69%
Cambridgeshire -8 6 - - 3
Wetherby - 6 £27,500 -
Maidstone - 6 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 350 (53.35%) Windows
2 325 (49.54%) VMware
3 301 (45.88%) Linux
4 298 (45.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 209 (31.86%) Microsoft
6 206 (31.40%) Active Directory
7 172 (26.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 171 (26.07%) Amazon AWS
9 168 (25.61%) SQL
10 153 (23.32%) SQL Server
11 150 (22.87%) Windows Server
12 149 (22.71%) Cisco
13 145 (22.10%) DevOps
14 137 (20.88%) Hyper-V
15 136 (20.73%) Degree
16 130 (19.82%) Finance
17 124 (18.90%) Firewall
18 119 (18.14%) Computer Science
19 116 (17.68%) Citrix
20 114 (17.38%) Oracle
21 110 (16.77%) Software Engineering
22 109 (16.62%) Data Centre
23 103 (15.70%) Java
24 98 (14.94%) MS Exchange
25 95 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012
26 94 (14.33%) ITIL
27 92 (14.02%) Python
28 91 (13.87%) DNS
29 89 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
30 86 (13.11%) Office 365

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 98 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 50 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (6.71%) Apache
4 36 (5.49%) IIS
5 32 (4.88%) SharePoint
6 30 (4.57%) Tomcat
7 20 (3.05%) JBoss
7 20 (3.05%) OpenStack
8 18 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (2.44%) Confluence
11 14 (2.13%) Apache Spark
11 14 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (1.83%) Skype for Business
13 10 (1.52%) WebLogic
14 9 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.91%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.91%) Jetty
16 6 (0.91%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 55 (8.38%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.15%) Campfire
Business Applications
1 7 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 172 (26.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 171 (26.07%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (13.11%) Office 365
4 75 (11.43%) IaaS
5 73 (11.13%) PaaS
6 64 (9.76%) Amazon EC2
7 41 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (4.73%) Amazon S3
9 29 (4.42%) SaaS
10 24 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (2.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
17 8 (1.22%) G Suite
18 7 (1.07%) Route 53
19 5 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
19 5 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 124 (18.90%) Firewall
2 91 (13.87%) DNS
3 76 (11.59%) SAN
4 58 (8.84%) TCP/IP
4 58 (8.84%) VPN
5 56 (8.54%) DHCP
6 46 (7.01%) LAN
7 44 (6.71%) WAN
8 33 (5.03%) Cisco ASA
9 31 (4.73%) NAS
10 30 (4.57%) Network Security
11 29 (4.42%) Internet
12 25 (3.81%) iSCSI
13 23 (3.51%) VoIP
14 18 (2.74%) NetScaler
15 15 (2.29%) Ethernet
15 15 (2.29%) LDAP
16 13 (1.98%) Wireless
17 12 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (23.32%) SQL Server
2 74 (11.28%) MySQL
3 37 (5.64%) DB2
4 33 (5.03%) Oracle Database
5 27 (4.12%) Hadoop
6 23 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (3.35%) Relational Database
8 21 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (2.90%) RDBMS
10 18 (2.74%) NoSQL
11 17 (2.59%) MongoDB
12 16 (2.44%) Big Data
12 16 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (1.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 67 (10.21%) Git (software)
2 45 (6.86%) Jenkins
3 30 (4.57%) JIRA
4 23 (3.51%) Vagrant
5 22 (3.35%) Visual Studio
6 16 (2.44%) Subversion
7 15 (2.29%) Cucumber
7 15 (2.29%) Maven
7 15 (2.29%) NuGet
7 15 (2.29%) Selenium
7 15 (2.29%) TeamCity
8 13 (1.98%) JMeter
9 12 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (1.52%) FitNesse
11 9 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.22%) PhantomJS
13 7 (1.07%) Bitbucket
13 7 (1.07%) SonarQube
13 7 (1.07%) SpecFlow
General
1 130 (19.82%) Finance
2 54 (8.23%) Telecoms
3 47 (7.16%) Retail
4 36 (5.49%) Publishing
5 16 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.13%) Advertising
7 13 (1.98%) Electronics
7 13 (1.98%) Marketing
8 12 (1.83%) Banking
9 10 (1.52%) German Language
10 9 (1.37%) Legal
11 6 (0.91%) Automotive
12 5 (0.76%) Games
12 5 (0.76%) Law
13 4 (0.61%) Billing
13 4 (0.61%) Military
14 2 (0.30%) Back Office
15 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (11.43%) Administrator
2 69 (10.52%) Architect
3 62 (9.45%) Analyst
4 61 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 57 (8.69%) Systems Administrator
6 52 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 49 (7.47%) Developer
8 38 (5.79%) Solutions Architect
9 34 (5.18%) Consultant
10 33 (5.03%) Support Engineer
11 29 (4.42%) VMware Engineer
12 27 (4.12%) IT Administrator
13 26 (3.96%) Software Developer
13 26 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
14 25 (3.81%) Cloud Engineer
15 24 (3.66%) Graduate
15 24 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
16 23 (3.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 23 (3.51%) Software Engineer
17 22 (3.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.03%) Web Services
2 31 (4.73%) .NET
3 28 (4.27%) LAMP
4 27 (4.12%) HTML
5 26 (3.96%) Middleware
6 25 (3.81%) AngularJS
7 22 (3.35%) CSS
8 16 (2.44%) Node.js
9 14 (2.13%) ASP.NET
10 13 (1.98%) D3.js
10 13 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (1.98%) REST
11 12 (1.83%) RESTful
12 11 (1.68%) HTML5
13 10 (1.52%) J2EE
13 10 (1.52%) JMX
14 9 (1.37%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
14 9 (1.37%) Servlets
15 8 (1.22%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 119 (18.14%) Computer Science
2 109 (16.62%) Data Centre
3 41 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (5.34%) CMDB
5 34 (5.18%) Management Information System
6 29 (4.42%) Clustering
7 25 (3.81%) PKI
8 24 (3.66%) Replication
9 17 (2.59%) Data Structures
10 15 (2.29%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.98%) Enterprise Storage
12 12 (1.83%) Fat Client
12 12 (1.83%) Thin Client
13 11 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
13 11 (1.68%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.52%) Internet of Things
14 10 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 9 (1.37%) Driving Licence
15 9 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 350 (53.35%) Windows
2 301 (45.88%) Linux
3 150 (22.87%) Windows Server
4 95 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (10.98%) Unix
7 42 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (5.34%) Windows 10
8 35 (5.34%) Windows 7
9 29 (4.42%) CentOS
10 28 (4.27%) VMS
11 26 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (3.66%) Solaris
13 20 (3.05%) Debian
14 15 (2.29%) Ubuntu
15 14 (2.13%) VxWorks
16 12 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (1.83%) Windows 8
17 11 (1.68%) AIX
18 10 (1.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (22.10%) DevOps
2 110 (16.77%) Software Engineering
3 94 (14.33%) ITIL
4 89 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 58 (8.84%) Project Management
8 54 (8.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 54 (8.23%) Service Delivery
9 52 (7.93%) Presales
10 51 (7.77%) PRINCE2
11 50 (7.62%) ITIL V3
12 49 (7.47%) Service Management
13 48 (7.32%) Line Management
14 46 (7.01%) Capacity Planning
14 46 (7.01%) TOGAF
14 46 (7.01%) Zachman Framework
15 44 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
16 43 (6.55%) Open Source
17 42 (6.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 168 (25.61%) SQL
2 103 (15.70%) Java
3 92 (14.02%) Python
4 83 (12.65%) PowerShell
5 56 (8.54%) Bash Shell
6 47 (7.16%) Perl
7 46 (7.01%) C
8 45 (6.86%) Shell Script
9 42 (6.40%) C++
10 41 (6.25%) C#
11 34 (5.18%) JavaScript
12 31 (4.73%) Ruby
13 22 (3.35%) PHP
14 16 (2.44%) T-SQL
15 15 (2.29%) VB
16 10 (1.52%) Clojure
17 7 (1.07%) Embedded C
17 7 (1.07%) Embedded C++
17 7 (1.07%) Go
17 7 (1.07%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 136 (20.73%) Degree
2 55 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (6.86%) Security Cleared
4 42 (6.40%) ISEB
5 35 (5.34%) PMI Certification
5 35 (5.34%) PMP
6 34 (5.18%) MCSE
7 32 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (4.12%) DV Cleared
9 19 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (2.74%) SC Cleared
11 16 (2.44%) GCIA
11 16 (2.44%) GCIH
11 16 (2.44%) GIAC
12 14 (2.13%) SANS
13 13 (1.98%) CCNA
14 12 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (1.83%) MCP
15 10 (1.52%) AWS Certification
16 9 (1.37%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (9.30%) QA
2 25 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.05%) SLA
4 5 (0.76%) GAMP
5 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
System Software
1 298 (45.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 206 (31.40%) Active Directory
3 137 (20.88%) Hyper-V
4 54 (8.23%) vSphere
5 53 (8.08%) Docker
6 35 (5.34%) Xen
7 32 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (4.57%) XenDesktop
9 29 (4.42%) VMware ESX
10 28 (4.27%) VirtualBox
11 25 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (3.66%) XenApp
13 23 (3.51%) NFS
14 21 (3.20%) KVM
15 19 (2.90%) iptables
16 16 (2.44%) vCloud
16 16 (2.44%) XenServer
17 14 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
18 12 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
18 12 (1.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 80 (12.20%) Ansible
2 71 (10.82%) Opscode Chef
3 68 (10.37%) Puppet
4 52 (7.93%) SCVMM
5 39 (5.95%) Nagios
6 34 (5.18%) SCCM
7 18 (2.74%) vCenter Server
8 17 (2.59%) WSUS
9 16 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (2.44%) Nessus
10 15 (2.29%) vMotion
11 14 (2.13%) SCOM
12 13 (1.98%) Control-M
12 13 (1.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (1.98%) Salt
13 12 (1.83%) Backup Exec
14 11 (1.68%) Kubernetes
14 11 (1.68%) QRadar
14 11 (1.68%) SCDPM
15 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 325 (49.54%) VMware
2 209 (31.86%) Microsoft
3 149 (22.71%) Cisco
4 116 (17.68%) Citrix
5 114 (17.38%) Oracle
6 83 (12.65%) HP
7 75 (11.43%) NetApp
8 60 (9.15%) CheckPoint
9 59 (8.99%) EMC
10 49 (7.47%) Juniper
11 48 (7.32%) IBM
12 46 (7.01%) Red Hat
13 37 (5.64%) BMC
14 29 (4.42%) Dell
15 18 (2.74%) Intel Security
16 16 (2.44%) Google
16 16 (2.44%) Veeam
17 13 (1.98%) Cognizant
18 12 (1.83%) Blue Coat
18 12 (1.83%) CommVault
Leigh, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 40000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 45000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 40000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui (Ip) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £28,000 to £48,000 per annum plus excellent benefits!
Posted: 25 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Owlstone Medical Ltd
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago