Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 450 502 520
Rank change year-on-year +52 +18 +50
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 245 752 913
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.54% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 2.75% 3.09% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 238 548 773
Median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £29,149
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,125 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year -13.16% +10.47% +2.38%

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 8,896 24,341 24,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.52% 17.36% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7,506 19,979 19,954
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +8.97%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the UK

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the UK

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +37 203 £53,000 +0.95% 62
UK excluding London +64 138 £41,250 -13.16% 44
London +121 79 £65,000 +6.12% 20
South East +135 57 £55,000 +10.00% 16
North of England +114 35 £40,000 -20.00% 9
Work from Home +20 31 £60,000 -4.00% 13
Midlands +47 18 £24,000 -49.47% 12
West Midlands +46 18 £24,000 -61.60% 10
Wales +58 17 £39,500 +2.60% 1
North West +72 15 £45,000 +4.65% 5
Yorkshire +129 14 £35,750 -35.00% 2
North East +28 6 £37,500 -11.76% 2
South West +124 5 £40,000 -10.11% 1
East of England +101 4 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Scotland +84 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 131 (53.47%) Azure
2 125 (51.02%) Microsoft
3 110 (44.90%) Windows
4 102 (41.63%) VMware
5 90 (36.73%) Active Directory
6 87 (35.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 80 (32.65%) Linux
8 78 (31.84%) Windows Server
9 74 (30.20%) Hyper-V
10 62 (25.31%) ITIL
11 59 (24.08%) LAN
12 55 (22.45%) PowerShell
13 53 (21.63%) VPN
13 53 (21.63%) DNS
14 51 (20.82%) Finance
15 49 (20.00%) SQL
16 48 (19.59%) Office 365
16 48 (19.59%) DevOps
17 47 (19.18%) VMware ESXi
17 47 (19.18%) SQL Server
18 44 (17.96%) WAN
18 44 (17.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 43 (17.55%) Problem-Solving
19 43 (17.55%) AWS
20 42 (17.14%) SLA
21 41 (16.73%) Firewall
22 40 (16.33%) Python
23 38 (15.51%) SCVMM
23 38 (15.51%) Skype
24 36 (14.69%) Cisco

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 33 (13.47%) Skype for Business
2 25 (10.20%) IIS
3 17 (6.94%) MS Exchange
4 15 (6.12%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.90%) Confluence
6 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.63%) nginx
7 3 (1.22%) Apache
8 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.82%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.41%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.41%) CICS
9 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.41%) Mule
9 1 (0.41%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (5.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) Abaqus
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.82%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 131 (53.47%) Azure
2 48 (19.59%) Office 365
3 43 (17.55%) AWS
4 28 (11.43%) IaaS
5 24 (9.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (8.98%) PaaS
7 16 (6.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 14 (5.71%) GCP
9 9 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (2.86%) GitHub
11 6 (2.45%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (2.45%) Amazon S3
11 6 (2.45%) Azure Stack
11 6 (2.45%) Power Platform
11 6 (2.45%) SaaS
11 6 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.63%) Datadog
12 4 (1.63%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 59 (24.08%) LAN
2 53 (21.63%) DNS
2 53 (21.63%) VPN
3 44 (17.96%) WAN
4 41 (16.73%) Firewall
5 38 (15.51%) Skype
6 32 (13.06%) DHCP
7 24 (9.80%) Unified Communications
8 22 (8.98%) SAN
9 21 (8.57%) iSCSI
9 21 (8.57%) TCP/IP
10 16 (6.53%) Fibre Channel
10 16 (6.53%) WLAN
11 15 (6.12%) Network Security
11 15 (6.12%) Wireless
12 9 (3.67%) SSH
12 9 (3.67%) VLAN
13 8 (3.27%) HTTP
14 7 (2.86%) SSL
15 6 (2.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 16 (6.53%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (6.12%) MySQL
5 13 (5.31%) Big Data
6 7 (2.86%) Data Lake
7 6 (2.45%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.45%) Power BI
8 5 (2.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.04%) Blockchain
8 5 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.22%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.82%) Redis
10 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.41%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 21 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.53%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.12%) JIRA
4 9 (3.67%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.63%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.22%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.22%) Bitbucket Server
6 3 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.82%) GitLab
7 2 (0.82%) Gradle
7 2 (0.82%) Maven
7 2 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.82%) Subversion
8 1 (0.41%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.41%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.41%) MSTest
8 1 (0.41%) Redmine
8 1 (0.41%) ReSharper
General
1 51 (20.82%) Finance
2 24 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.49%) Banking
4 8 (3.27%) Billing
5 6 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.45%) Marketing
6 4 (1.63%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.22%) Law
7 3 (1.22%) Retail
8 2 (0.82%) Electronics
8 2 (0.82%) Front Office
8 2 (0.82%) Games
8 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (15.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (10.20%) Analyst
3 22 (8.98%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (7.76%) Administrator
4 19 (7.76%) Architect
5 18 (7.35%) Consultant
6 17 (6.94%) Systems Administrator
6 17 (6.94%) Wintel Engineer
7 16 (6.53%) Developer
8 15 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (5.31%) Azure Consultant
9 13 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (4.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.49%) Support Engineer
11 11 (4.49%) Voice Engineer
12 9 (3.67%) Applications Engineer
12 9 (3.67%) Audio Engineer
12 9 (3.67%) Linux Administrator
12 9 (3.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 9 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.31%) .NET
2 10 (4.08%) JSON
3 9 (3.67%) Node.js
4 6 (2.45%) LDAP
5 5 (2.04%) Web Services
5 5 (2.04%) WebRTC
6 4 (1.63%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.63%) Middleware
6 4 (1.63%) React
7 3 (1.22%) .NET Core
7 3 (1.22%) CSS
7 3 (1.22%) LAMP
7 3 (1.22%) MEAN Stack
7 3 (1.22%) REST
7 3 (1.22%) RESTful
8 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET Core
8 2 (0.82%) GStreamer
8 2 (0.82%) Jinja
8 2 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.39%) Clustering
2 18 (7.35%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.12%) Replication
4 13 (5.31%) CMDB
4 13 (5.31%) Driving Licence
5 12 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.67%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.45%) Enterprise Cloud
9 5 (2.04%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.04%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.22%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.82%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.82%) IPTV
11 2 (0.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 110 (44.90%) Windows
2 80 (32.65%) Linux
3 78 (31.84%) Windows Server
4 31 (12.65%) Windows 10
5 27 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (9.80%) Windows Server 2016
8 21 (8.57%) Unix
9 19 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (4.90%) Ubuntu
11 11 (4.49%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (3.67%) Debian
13 6 (2.45%) Solaris
13 6 (2.45%) SUSE
13 6 (2.45%) VMS
14 4 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.63%) Windows 7
15 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.22%) CentOS
15 3 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.31%) ITIL
2 48 (19.59%) DevOps
3 44 (17.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 43 (17.55%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 34 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (12.65%) Customer Requirements
8 30 (12.24%) Creative Thinking
9 29 (11.84%) Proactive Monitoring
10 22 (8.98%) Change Management
11 20 (8.16%) Analytics
11 20 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (8.16%) Migration
12 19 (7.76%) Virtual Environments
13 18 (7.35%) Patch Management
14 16 (6.53%) Data Protection
14 16 (6.53%) Fintech
15 15 (6.12%) Infrastructure as Code
16 14 (5.71%) Service Delivery
17 13 (5.31%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.45%) PowerShell
2 49 (20.00%) SQL
3 40 (16.33%) Python
4 24 (9.80%) Bash Shell
5 14 (5.71%) VB
6 13 (5.31%) Java
7 12 (4.90%) C#
8 7 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.04%) Clojure
9 5 (2.04%) PHP
9 5 (2.04%) Ruby
10 4 (1.63%) C
10 4 (1.63%) C++
11 3 (1.22%) Perl
11 3 (1.22%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.41%) Fortran
13 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (13.47%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (6.53%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 11 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.08%) CCNA
7 9 (3.67%) MCSE
8 7 (2.86%) Degree
9 6 (2.45%) AWS Certification
9 6 (2.45%) CCNP
10 5 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.22%) MCSA
11 3 (1.22%) RHCE
11 3 (1.22%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.82%) CCIE
12 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.82%) LFCE
12 2 (0.82%) LFCS
12 2 (0.82%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (17.14%) SLA
2 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.82%) GDPR
3 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.82%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) HL7
System Software
1 90 (36.73%) Active Directory
2 87 (35.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (30.20%) Hyper-V
4 47 (19.18%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (14.29%) Docker
6 14 (5.71%) VMware Server
7 13 (5.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (3.67%) vSphere
9 8 (3.27%) XenApp
10 5 (2.04%) NFS
10 5 (2.04%) Terminal Services
10 5 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.22%) vCloud
11 3 (1.22%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.82%) Firmware
12 2 (0.82%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.41%) zsh
Systems Management
1 38 (15.51%) SCVMM
2 27 (11.02%) Ansible
2 27 (11.02%) SCCM
3 24 (9.80%) Kubernetes
4 20 (8.16%) Terraform
5 19 (7.76%) Puppet
6 15 (6.12%) WSUS
7 13 (5.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 8 (3.27%) SCOM
9 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (2.04%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.63%) Packer
10 4 (1.63%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.22%) Mesos
11 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.22%) Nagios
11 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.22%) systemd
11 3 (1.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 125 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 102 (41.63%) VMware
3 36 (14.69%) Cisco
4 24 (9.80%) Red Hat
5 20 (8.16%) Oracle
6 18 (7.35%) Citrix
7 13 (5.31%) Google
8 12 (4.90%) Veeam
9 11 (4.49%) Dialogic
10 9 (3.67%) HP
11 7 (2.86%) Dell
11 7 (2.86%) PlateSpin
11 7 (2.86%) Splunk
12 5 (2.04%) Avaya
12 5 (2.04%) Databricks
12 5 (2.04%) Sun
12 5 (2.04%) Tableau
12 5 (2.04%) VirtaMove
13 4 (1.63%) EqualLogic
13 4 (1.63%) IBM