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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 478 585
Rank change year-on-year -41 +107  
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 406 525 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.53% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.59% 4.21% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 337 417 320
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 11319 12484 13053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.87% 12.68% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 9608 10622 10781
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +4.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -50 368 £46,500 -2.10% 45
London +6 208 £57,500 +4.54% 12
South East +20 59 £37,500 -9.63% 9
North West -33 32 £37,500 +11.11% 2
Oxfordshire +36 27 £30,000 -20.00% 1
City of London +31 25 £48,000 -6.34% 2
Scotland +17 19 £70,000 +115.38% 2
East of England -25 18 £50,000 - 4
South West -22 17 £39,000 +4.00% 2
Berkshire +25 16 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Manchester -26 16 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Glasgow +22 15 £70,000 - 1
Yorkshire +14 15 £30,000 -29.41% 4
Banbury - 15 £30,000 - 1
Cheshire -22 12 £37,500 -20.21% 1
Wigan - 11 £37,500 -
Warrington -4 10 £37,500 -
West Midlands -13 9 £31,500 -30.00% 7
East Midlands +10 8 £35,000 -3.44% 2
East Yorkshire - 8 £22,000 -
West Yorkshire +21 7 £35,000 +62.79% 2
Somerset -8 7 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Birmingham -11 7 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Bath -13 7 £42,500 -29.16%
Reading +27 6 £55,000 +25.00% 1
South Wales +17 6 £37,500 -6.25%
Bridgend +16 6 £37,500 -6.25%
Wales +8 6 £37,500 -6.25%
Bristol -35 6 £29,500 -18.05% 1
Hull - 6 £22,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 398 (56.06%) Windows
2 359 (50.56%) Linux
3 292 (41.13%) VMware
4 272 (38.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 218 (30.70%) Active Directory
6 217 (30.56%) Microsoft
7 211 (29.72%) DevOps
8 169 (23.80%) Amazon AWS
9 157 (22.11%) Degree
10 153 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
11 150 (21.13%) SQL
12 145 (20.42%) Hyper-V
13 139 (19.58%) Computer Science
14 136 (19.15%) Ansible
15 135 (19.01%) Windows Server
16 133 (18.73%) Firewall
17 131 (18.45%) Python
18 127 (17.89%) Java
18 127 (17.89%) Cisco
18 127 (17.89%) Finance
18 127 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
19 123 (17.32%) SQL Server
20 114 (16.06%) DNS
21 113 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
22 111 (15.63%) Puppet
23 109 (15.35%) Opscode Chef
24 105 (14.79%) Git (software)
25 104 (14.65%) MS Exchange
26 101 (14.23%) Software Engineering
27 99 (13.94%) Oracle

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
1 104 (14.65%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.62%) Tomcat
3 41 (5.77%) Apache
4 37 (5.21%) IIS
5 36 (5.07%) SharePoint
6 35 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (3.66%) OpenStack
8 25 (3.52%) JBoss
9 24 (3.38%) Confluence
10 21 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
11 20 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (2.82%) nginx
12 15 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (1.97%) Skype for Business
14 13 (1.83%) WebLogic
15 11 (1.55%) Apache Spark
16 9 (1.27%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
18 6 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 63 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.42%) Campfire
4 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.28%) InDesign
5 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.28%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 169 (23.80%) Amazon AWS
2 153 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (12.39%) Office 365
3 88 (12.39%) PaaS
4 79 (11.13%) IaaS
5 62 (8.73%) Amazon EC2
6 44 (6.20%) SaaS
7 38 (5.35%) Amazon S3
8 37 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (1.27%) GitHub
15 9 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.99%) Google Compute Engine
16 7 (0.99%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 133 (18.73%) Firewall
2 114 (16.06%) DNS
3 77 (10.85%) SAN
4 63 (8.87%) DHCP
4 63 (8.87%) TCP/IP
5 57 (8.03%) VPN
6 51 (7.18%) WAN
7 50 (7.04%) LAN
8 49 (6.90%) Internet
9 29 (4.08%) NAS
9 29 (4.08%) VoIP
10 28 (3.94%) LDAP
10 28 (3.94%) Network Security
11 23 (3.24%) BGP
11 23 (3.24%) NetScaler
12 20 (2.82%) Junos
12 20 (2.82%) OSPF
13 19 (2.68%) IGMP
13 19 (2.68%) iSCSI
13 19 (2.68%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (17.32%) SQL Server
2 75 (10.56%) MySQL
3 26 (3.66%) Hadoop
4 24 (3.38%) DB2
5 23 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (3.10%) Oracle Database
6 22 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
8 19 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (2.25%) Big Data
9 16 (2.25%) MongoDB
9 16 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (2.25%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.69%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.69%) Redis
11 12 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 105 (14.79%) Git (software)
2 68 (9.58%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.63%) Maven
4 32 (4.51%) JIRA
5 30 (4.23%) NuGet
6 24 (3.38%) TeamCity
7 20 (2.82%) Subversion
8 19 (2.68%) Cucumber
8 19 (2.68%) Vagrant
9 17 (2.39%) Visual Studio
10 16 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (2.25%) Gradle
11 15 (2.11%) gulp
11 15 (2.11%) IBM UrbanCode
12 14 (1.97%) CircleCI
12 14 (1.97%) Travis CI
13 13 (1.83%) Bitbucket
13 13 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
14 12 (1.69%) JUnit
14 12 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 127 (17.89%) Finance
2 69 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.65%) Retail
4 26 (3.66%) Publishing
5 24 (3.38%) Banking
6 18 (2.54%) Marketing
7 17 (2.39%) Electronics
8 16 (2.25%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.27%) Advertising
9 9 (1.27%) Law
9 9 (1.27%) Legal
10 6 (0.85%) Automotive
11 5 (0.70%) Billing
12 4 (0.56%) German Language
12 4 (0.56%) Military
13 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.14%) Games
15 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (14.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 104 (14.65%) Administrator
3 77 (10.85%) Systems Administrator
4 61 (8.59%) Analyst
5 60 (8.45%) Architect
6 56 (7.89%) Support Engineer
7 55 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 49 (6.90%) Developer
9 38 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
9 38 (5.35%) Linux Administrator
9 38 (5.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 37 (5.21%) Graduate
11 36 (5.07%) IT Administrator
12 35 (4.93%) Junior
13 33 (4.65%) Software Developer
14 29 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
14 29 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
15 28 (3.94%) IT Graduate
15 28 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
16 27 (3.80%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.79%) LAMP
2 30 (4.23%) Web Services
3 29 (4.08%) HTML
4 27 (3.80%) AngularJS
5 25 (3.52%) Middleware
6 23 (3.24%) .NET
7 22 (3.10%) REST
8 18 (2.54%) J2EE
8 18 (2.54%) Node.js
9 17 (2.39%) CSS
9 17 (2.39%) HTML5
9 17 (2.39%) Servlets
10 13 (1.83%) D3.js
11 11 (1.55%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
12 10 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (1.41%) RESTful
13 9 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (1.27%) Sensu
14 8 (1.13%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 139 (19.58%) Computer Science
2 94 (13.24%) Data Centre
3 63 (8.87%) Management Information System
4 59 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.80%) Replication
6 25 (3.52%) Clustering
7 24 (3.38%) CMDB
8 21 (2.96%) PKI
9 18 (2.54%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
10 12 (1.69%) Internet of Things
10 12 (1.69%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.55%) User Experience
12 10 (1.41%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (1.13%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.13%) Fintech
13 8 (1.13%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 398 (56.06%) Windows
2 359 (50.56%) Linux
3 135 (19.01%) Windows Server
4 73 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (8.73%) Unix
6 61 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (8.17%) Windows 7
9 43 (6.06%) Windows 10
10 41 (5.77%) CentOS
11 29 (4.08%) Windows 8
12 27 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (3.66%) VxWorks
14 25 (3.52%) VMS
15 23 (3.24%) Debian
15 23 (3.24%) Solaris
16 17 (2.39%) Ubuntu
17 16 (2.25%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (2.11%) Mac OS X
19 13 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (29.72%) DevOps
2 127 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
3 113 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (14.23%) Software Engineering
5 87 (12.25%) ITIL
6 79 (11.13%) Open Source
7 66 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 61 (8.59%) Cybersecurity
9 52 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 44 (6.20%) PRINCE2
11 43 (6.06%) Migration
11 43 (6.06%) Test Automation
12 42 (5.92%) Presales
12 42 (5.92%) Project Management
13 40 (5.63%) Software Testing
13 40 (5.63%) TDD
14 38 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
14 38 (5.35%) Continuous Delivery
14 38 (5.35%) TOGAF
14 38 (5.35%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 150 (21.13%) SQL
2 131 (18.45%) Python
3 127 (17.89%) Java
4 85 (11.97%) PowerShell
5 83 (11.69%) Bash Shell
6 64 (9.01%) Shell Script
7 61 (8.59%) Perl
8 53 (7.46%) C
9 52 (7.32%) C++
10 50 (7.04%) Ruby
11 34 (4.79%) C#
12 31 (4.37%) JavaScript
13 28 (3.94%) PHP
14 16 (2.25%) Groovy
14 16 (2.25%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.55%) Go
15 11 (1.55%) VB
16 9 (1.27%) Erlang
17 8 (1.13%) Clojure
17 8 (1.13%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 157 (22.11%) Degree
2 71 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 53 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (5.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 42 (5.92%) DV Cleared
5 34 (4.79%) MCSE
6 31 (4.37%) ISEB
7 24 (3.38%) PMI Certification
7 24 (3.38%) PMP
7 24 (3.38%) SC Cleared
8 20 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (2.39%) GCIA
9 17 (2.39%) GCIH
9 17 (2.39%) GIAC
10 16 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.97%) AWS Certification
11 14 (1.97%) RHCA
12 13 (1.83%) MCSA
13 11 (1.55%) CCNA
13 11 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (9.86%) QA
2 27 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.10%) SLA
4 13 (1.83%) NIST 800
5 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.28%) GAMP
6 2 (0.28%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.14%) GCP
7 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 272 (38.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 218 (30.70%) Active Directory
3 145 (20.42%) Hyper-V
4 77 (10.85%) Docker
5 48 (6.76%) Xen
6 45 (6.34%) vSphere
7 43 (6.06%) VirtualBox
8 36 (5.07%) iptables
8 36 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (4.93%) NFS
10 25 (3.52%) XenDesktop
11 24 (3.38%) KVM
12 22 (3.10%) XenApp
13 20 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (2.39%) vCloud
14 17 (2.39%) XenServer
15 10 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (1.27%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.99%) Snort
18 6 (0.85%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 136 (19.15%) Ansible
2 111 (15.63%) Puppet
3 109 (15.35%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (6.06%) SCVMM
5 39 (5.49%) SCCM
6 34 (4.79%) Nagios
7 28 (3.94%) Kubernetes
8 18 (2.54%) Salt
9 17 (2.39%) Terraform
10 16 (2.25%) Control-M
11 15 (2.11%) Cacti
11 15 (2.11%) Nessus
12 14 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (1.97%) QRadar
13 13 (1.83%) SCOM
13 13 (1.83%) vCenter Server
13 13 (1.83%) ZABBIX
14 11 (1.55%) Backup Exec
14 11 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (1.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 292 (41.13%) VMware
2 217 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 127 (17.89%) Cisco
4 99 (13.94%) Oracle
5 98 (13.80%) Citrix
6 76 (10.70%) Red Hat
7 60 (8.45%) HP
8 57 (8.03%) NetApp
9 55 (7.75%) CheckPoint
10 50 (7.04%) EMC
11 42 (5.92%) Juniper
12 40 (5.63%) IBM
13 26 (3.66%) BMC
14 24 (3.38%) Dell
15 21 (2.96%) Google
15 21 (2.96%) McAfee
16 19 (2.68%) Symantec
17 18 (2.54%) Veeam
18 15 (2.11%) Cognizant
18 15 (2.11%) Vyatta
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cobham, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick
Volt
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
FRG Technology Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS)
Salary: £37,537 - £41,488
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS)
Salary: £37,011 - £40,907
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS)
Salary: £47,966 - £53,016
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
2M Holdings
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 48000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum , good benefits inc. share scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Stott & May
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
SEEMiS Group LLP
Salary: From £31,972 to £34,965 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago