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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 550 550
Rank change year-on-year -8 0  
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 309 458 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 3.01% 3.60% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 227 342 374
Median salary £50,000 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.63% -  
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 £39,250 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -7.64% +10.38%  

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 10269 12728 13559
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.05% 12.24% 12.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8571 10737 11240
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 28 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 28 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 -16 289 £50,000 +16.95% 50
London -2 122 £57,500 +15.00% 20
South East +12 56 £42,500 +6.25% 10
East of England +27 42 £50,000 +17.64% 4
City of London +40 27 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Essex +26 20 £51,250 +23.49%
Surrey +56 18 £42,500 +1.19%
West Midlands +40 17 £27,500 - 2
Berkshire +34 16 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Scotland +32 14 £70,000 +47.36% 3
South West +27 14 £35,000 +12.00% 5
East Midlands -3 14 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Colchester - 14 £52,500 -
Redhill - 14 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire +13 12 £22,000 -53.68%
Glasgow - 12 £70,000 -
Yorkshire +26 10 £28,750 +15.00% 4
North West -30 10 £33,000 -17.50% 2
Manchester -24 9 £33,000 -26.66% 1
Norfolk - 9 £53,125 - 1
West Yorkshire +28 8 £28,750 +15.00% 4
Birmingham +11 8 £70,000 +180.00%
Oxfordshire - 8 £30,000 - 3
Coventry - 7 £27,500 - 2
King's Lynn - 7 £53,125 - 1
Peterborough +6 6 £22,000 -29.03%
Northamptonshire - 6 £28,500 -
Kent +27 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Tyne and Wear +12 5 £38,000 +15.15% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 5 £47,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 318 (50.40%) Windows
2 306 (48.49%) VMware
3 278 (44.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 274 (43.42%) Linux
5 198 (31.38%) Microsoft
6 187 (29.64%) Active Directory
7 180 (28.53%) Amazon AWS
8 178 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
8 178 (28.21%) SQL
9 162 (25.67%) Windows Server
10 161 (25.52%) SQL Server
11 141 (22.35%) Cisco
12 135 (21.39%) Finance
13 129 (20.44%) Oracle
14 125 (19.81%) Hyper-V
15 124 (19.65%) Firewall
16 123 (19.49%) Degree
17 121 (19.18%) MS Excel
17 121 (19.18%) Data Centre
18 119 (18.86%) DevOps
19 115 (18.23%) Citrix
20 110 (17.43%) Software Engineering
21 109 (17.27%) Computer Science
21 109 (17.27%) ITIL
22 97 (15.37%) MS Exchange
22 97 (15.37%) Windows Server 2012
23 96 (15.21%) Java
24 90 (14.26%) DNS
25 87 (13.79%) HP
25 87 (13.79%) Python

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 97 (15.37%) MS Exchange
2 52 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (7.92%) Apache
4 36 (5.71%) IIS
5 31 (4.91%) SharePoint
6 27 (4.28%) Tomcat
7 24 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (3.01%) Apache Spark
8 19 (3.01%) Skype for Business
9 18 (2.85%) JBoss
9 18 (2.85%) OpenStack
10 16 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (1.90%) Confluence
13 10 (1.58%) Apache Solr
13 10 (1.58%) WebLogic
14 8 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.95%) Oracle Self-Service HR
16 5 (0.79%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 121 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 56 (8.87%) MS Office
3 20 (3.17%) 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 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.48%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 180 (28.53%) Amazon AWS
2 178 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (12.20%) IaaS
4 75 (11.89%) Office 365
5 72 (11.41%) Amazon EC2
6 70 (11.09%) PaaS
7 36 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (5.07%) Amazon S3
9 23 (3.65%) SaaS
10 20 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (2.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 16 (2.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (1.27%) G Suite
16 7 (1.11%) Route 53
17 6 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
18 5 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 5 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 124 (19.65%) Firewall
2 90 (14.26%) DNS
3 63 (9.98%) VPN
4 58 (9.19%) SAN
5 51 (8.08%) TCP/IP
6 46 (7.29%) DHCP
7 39 (6.18%) LAN
8 38 (6.02%) WAN
9 35 (5.55%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (4.44%) NAS
11 27 (4.28%) Internet
11 27 (4.28%) Network Security
12 20 (3.17%) iSCSI
13 18 (2.85%) VoIP
14 17 (2.69%) LDAP
15 15 (2.38%) NetScaler
16 13 (2.06%) Ethernet
16 13 (2.06%) Wireless
17 12 (1.90%) SMTP
17 12 (1.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (25.52%) SQL Server
2 77 (12.20%) MySQL
3 41 (6.50%) DB2
4 40 (6.34%) Oracle Database
5 30 (4.75%) Hadoop
6 25 (3.96%) NoSQL
7 23 (3.65%) MongoDB
8 22 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (3.01%) Relational Database
10 19 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (2.69%) Big Data
11 17 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (2.38%) RDBMS
12 15 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (7.13%) Jenkins
2 42 (6.66%) Git (software)
3 28 (4.44%) Vagrant
4 26 (4.12%) Visual Studio
5 22 (3.49%) JIRA
6 14 (2.22%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (1.90%) JMeter
7 12 (1.90%) Selenium
8 11 (1.74%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.58%) Maven
10 7 (1.11%) FitNesse
10 7 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.11%) PhantomJS
10 7 (1.11%) Subversion
10 7 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.95%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.79%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.79%) VisualVM
12 5 (0.79%) Yeoman
General
1 135 (21.39%) Finance
2 52 (8.24%) Retail
3 41 (6.50%) Telecoms
4 40 (6.34%) Publishing
5 16 (2.54%) Advertising
6 15 (2.38%) German Language
7 13 (2.06%) Banking
8 12 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.58%) Marketing
10 9 (1.43%) Electronics
11 8 (1.27%) Legal
12 7 (1.11%) Military
13 6 (0.95%) Automotive
14 5 (0.79%) Games
15 4 (0.63%) Law
16 2 (0.32%) Billing
16 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
17 1 (0.16%) French Language
17 1 (0.16%) Polish Language
17 1 (0.16%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 73 (11.57%) Architect
2 71 (11.25%) Administrator
3 64 (10.14%) Analyst
4 57 (9.03%) DevOps Engineer
5 54 (8.56%) Systems Administrator
6 52 (8.24%) Developer
7 47 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 39 (6.18%) Solutions Architect
9 38 (6.02%) Consultant
10 33 (5.23%) Support Engineer
11 27 (4.28%) VMware Engineer
12 25 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
13 24 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
14 22 (3.49%) Support Analyst
15 21 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 21 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
15 21 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
15 21 (3.33%) Software Developer
15 21 (3.33%) Software Engineer
16 20 (3.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.02%) Web Services
2 34 (5.39%) .NET
3 29 (4.60%) Middleware
4 27 (4.28%) HTML
5 25 (3.96%) CSS
6 23 (3.65%) AngularJS
7 22 (3.49%) LAMP
8 20 (3.17%) Node.js
9 15 (2.38%) ASP.NET
10 14 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (2.06%) D3.js
12 12 (1.90%) REST
13 10 (1.58%) RESTful
14 9 (1.43%) Angular 2
14 9 (1.43%) HTML5
14 9 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
15 8 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (1.27%) Silverlight
15 8 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (1.11%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 121 (19.18%) Data Centre
2 109 (17.27%) Computer Science
3 39 (6.18%) CMDB
4 34 (5.39%) Management Information System
5 33 (5.23%) Clustering
6 29 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (3.80%) PKI
8 23 (3.65%) Replication
9 19 (3.01%) Public Cloud
10 16 (2.54%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (1.74%) Enterprise Cloud
12 11 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.74%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.74%) Fintech
12 11 (1.74%) Life Science
12 11 (1.74%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 10 (1.58%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.58%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 318 (50.40%) Windows
2 274 (43.42%) Linux
3 162 (25.67%) Windows Server
4 97 (15.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (10.62%) Unix
7 39 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (5.55%) Windows 7
9 33 (5.23%) Windows 10
10 32 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (4.60%) CentOS
12 26 (4.12%) VMS
13 24 (3.80%) Solaris
14 19 (3.01%) Ubuntu
15 13 (2.06%) AIX
15 13 (2.06%) Windows 8
16 11 (1.74%) Debian
16 11 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (1.58%) Windows 2000
17 10 (1.58%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (18.86%) DevOps
2 110 (17.43%) Software Engineering
3 109 (17.27%) ITIL
4 71 (11.25%) Project Management
5 67 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 64 (10.14%) Presales
7 62 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (9.83%) Service Delivery
8 59 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 56 (8.87%) Line Management
9 56 (8.87%) PRINCE2
10 55 (8.72%) ITIL V3
11 53 (8.40%) Service Management
12 52 (8.24%) TOGAF
12 52 (8.24%) Zachman Framework
13 48 (7.61%) Capacity Planning
13 48 (7.61%) Configuration Management
14 43 (6.81%) IT Strategy
15 42 (6.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 178 (28.21%) SQL
2 96 (15.21%) Java
3 87 (13.79%) Python
4 65 (10.30%) PowerShell
5 47 (7.45%) Bash Shell
5 47 (7.45%) C#
6 46 (7.29%) Perl
7 37 (5.86%) JavaScript
8 36 (5.71%) C
9 32 (5.07%) C++
9 32 (5.07%) Ruby
10 30 (4.75%) Shell Script
11 20 (3.17%) PHP
12 13 (2.06%) Scala
13 12 (1.90%) VB
14 11 (1.74%) Clojure
14 11 (1.74%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.58%) Go
16 6 (0.95%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 123 (19.49%) Degree
2 53 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (7.61%) ISEB
4 39 (6.18%) PMI Certification
4 39 (6.18%) PMP
5 37 (5.86%) Security Cleared
6 35 (5.55%) MCSE
6 35 (5.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (3.49%) DV Cleared
8 21 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 16 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (2.38%) SANS
11 14 (2.22%) GCIA
11 14 (2.22%) GCIH
11 14 (2.22%) GIAC
11 14 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.74%) AWS Certification
13 10 (1.58%) CCNA
13 10 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (1.58%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.50%) QA
2 24 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.54%) SLA
4 10 (1.58%) GAMP
5 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.32%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.16%) SDET
System Software
1 278 (44.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 187 (29.64%) Active Directory
3 125 (19.81%) Hyper-V
4 54 (8.56%) Docker
5 53 (8.40%) vSphere
6 29 (4.60%) VMware ESX
7 28 (4.44%) XenDesktop
8 25 (3.96%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (3.49%) NFS
10 22 (3.49%) XenApp
11 18 (2.85%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (2.54%) Xen
13 15 (2.38%) vCloud
14 14 (2.22%) iptables
14 14 (2.22%) XenServer
15 13 (2.06%) KVM
16 12 (1.90%) VirtualBox
17 11 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (1.74%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (9.67%) SCVMM
2 58 (9.19%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (8.24%) Puppet
4 48 (7.61%) Ansible
5 39 (6.18%) SCCM
6 35 (5.55%) Nagios
7 21 (3.33%) SCOM
8 19 (3.01%) McAfee ePO
9 18 (2.85%) WSUS
10 14 (2.22%) vMotion
11 13 (2.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 13 (2.06%) Nessus
12 11 (1.74%) Control-M
12 11 (1.74%) Kubernetes
12 11 (1.74%) Salt
13 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (1.58%) NetBackup
13 10 (1.58%) Terraform
14 9 (1.43%) Backup Exec
14 9 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 306 (48.49%) VMware
2 198 (31.38%) Microsoft
3 141 (22.35%) Cisco
4 129 (20.44%) Oracle
5 115 (18.23%) Citrix
6 87 (13.79%) HP
7 78 (12.36%) NetApp
8 65 (10.30%) CheckPoint
9 62 (9.83%) EMC
10 55 (8.72%) IBM
11 51 (8.08%) Juniper
12 46 (7.29%) Red Hat
13 41 (6.50%) BMC
14 25 (3.96%) Dell
15 21 (3.33%) Intel Security
16 15 (2.38%) CommVault
16 15 (2.38%) Google
17 12 (1.90%) Blue Coat
17 12 (1.90%) Cognizant
17 12 (1.90%) Veeam
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui (Ip) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Send
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum Full Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £49000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Seven Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Seven Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Webrecruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Hemmersbach UK
Salary: From £22,500 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
JM
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lebara
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
TJ Peel
Salary: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago