Virtual Machines Jobs

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Virtual Machines skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 439 262 573
Rank change year-on-year -177 +311 -10
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 572 1,292 956
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 1.40% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 4.71% 9.06% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 452 321 373
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £48,438 £41,250 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% +4.48%
75th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £78,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £86,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £53,250 £46,250
% change year-on-year +7.98% +15.14% +2.78%

All System Software Skills
UK

Virtual Machines falls under the System Software category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring system software skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,139 14,261 31,519
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 11.05% 15.42% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9,285 9,600 15,562
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £56,325
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.35% +2.41%
75th Percentile £67,250 £77,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 25 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the UK

Virtual Machines
Top 16 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 25 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England -124 520 £57,500 -4.17% 69
UK excluding London -216 426 £57,500 +7.98% 51
Work from Home +99 310 £57,500 -10.20% 32
South East -84 134 £60,000 - 10
London +51 133 £85,000 +21.43% 21
North of England -115 93 £55,000 +15.79% 15
South West -96 59 £55,000 +46.67% 9
Midlands -125 55 £46,250 -22.92% 12
North West -95 42 £57,500 -11.54% 5
East of England -37 39 £57,500 +48.39% 4
Yorkshire -14 36 £42,500 -1.59% 8
West Midlands -65 36 £48,750 -13.91% 9
Wales -31 27 £45,000 +5.88%
Scotland -176 20 £57,500 +4.77% 1
East Midlands -72 19 £46,250 -31.48% 3
North East -9 15 £56,250 -2.17% 2

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 70 (12.24%) Microsoft Exchange
2 46 (8.04%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.97%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.45%) Apache
5 12 (2.10%) IIS
6 11 (1.92%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.87%) Confluence
8 5 (0.87%) Solana
9 4 (0.70%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.52%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.35%) Resin
11 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.17%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 415 (72.55%) Azure
2 131 (22.90%) Microsoft 365
3 97 (16.96%) Entra ID
4 87 (15.21%) AWS
5 84 (14.69%) Power Platform
6 74 (12.94%) Azure DevOps
7 57 (9.97%) IaaS
8 55 (9.62%) SaaS
9 54 (9.44%) Serverless
10 52 (9.09%) Azure Storage
11 49 (8.57%) Azure Monitor
12 38 (6.64%) Azure Functions
13 34 (5.94%) GCP
14 30 (5.24%) Azure App Service
14 30 (5.24%) Nutanix
15 29 (5.07%) Amazon S3
15 29 (5.07%) Azure AKS
16 28 (4.90%) GitHub
17 26 (4.55%) PaaS
18 25 (4.37%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 108 (18.88%) DNS
1 108 (18.88%) Firewall
2 76 (13.29%) Broadband
3 67 (11.71%) VPN
4 61 (10.66%) DHCP
5 31 (5.42%) LAN
6 30 (5.24%) VLAN
7 28 (4.90%) WAN
8 23 (4.02%) SAN
9 20 (3.50%) HTTP
10 19 (3.32%) Internet
10 19 (3.32%) Wireless
11 18 (3.15%) TCP/IP
12 17 (2.97%) 5G
13 16 (2.80%) Network Security
14 15 (2.62%) VoIP
15 10 (1.75%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.75%) Unified Communications
16 9 (1.57%) NAS
16 9 (1.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 92 (16.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 80 (13.99%) Power BI
4 14 (2.45%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (1.92%) Apache Hive
5 11 (1.92%) Presto
6 9 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.05%) BigQuery
8 6 (1.05%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.52%) Big Data
10 3 (0.52%) Redis
10 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.52%) TimescaleDB
11 2 (0.35%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 63 (11.01%) Git
2 31 (5.42%) Jenkins
3 23 (4.02%) JIRA
4 10 (1.75%) Trac
5 9 (1.57%) GitLab
6 5 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.87%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.70%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.52%) CircleCI
8 3 (0.52%) JUnit
8 3 (0.52%) Selenium
8 3 (0.52%) Subversion
8 3 (0.52%) TestNG
8 3 (0.52%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.17%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 221 (38.64%) Social Skills
2 103 (18.01%) Finance
3 44 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.15%) Games
6 16 (2.80%) Automotive
6 16 (2.80%) Banking
6 16 (2.80%) Electronics
7 15 (2.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 11 (1.92%) Documentation Skills
8 11 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.40%) Retail
10 6 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.05%) Law
10 6 (1.05%) Local Government
11 4 (0.70%) Back Office
11 4 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.52%) Legal
12 3 (0.52%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 93 (16.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 74 (12.94%) DBA
2 74 (12.94%) SQL DBA
3 70 (12.24%) Senior
4 48 (8.39%) Cloud Engineer
5 47 (8.22%) Lead
6 42 (7.34%) Architect
7 37 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
8 33 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 32 (5.59%) Azure Engineer
10 28 (4.90%) IT Support
10 28 (4.90%) Software Engineer
11 27 (4.72%) IT Engineer
12 22 (3.85%) Support Engineer
12 22 (3.85%) Support Specialist
13 19 (3.32%) Active Directory Specialist
13 19 (3.32%) Active Directory Support
13 19 (3.32%) Azure Specialist
13 19 (3.32%) Infrastructure Architect
14 18 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.27%) ARM Templates
2 42 (7.34%) .NET
3 21 (3.67%) http4s
3 21 (3.67%) Lambda Expressions
4 17 (2.97%) JWT
4 17 (2.97%) RESTful
5 7 (1.22%) YAML
6 5 (0.87%) React
7 4 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.70%) REST
8 3 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.52%) Azure Blueprints
8 3 (0.52%) CSS
8 3 (0.52%) Flash
8 3 (0.52%) Flask
8 3 (0.52%) HTML
8 3 (0.52%) jQuery
8 3 (0.52%) Keycloak
8 3 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.17%) Self-Motivation
2 39 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 30 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 27 (4.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 24 (4.20%) PKI
6 23 (4.02%) IoT
7 21 (3.67%) Cloud Native
7 21 (3.67%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.92%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.92%) Replication
9 9 (1.57%) Distributed Systems
10 8 (1.40%) Legacy Systems
11 7 (1.22%) Cyberattack
11 7 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.05%) CCTV
12 6 (1.05%) Onboarding
13 5 (0.87%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.87%) Product Ownership
14 3 (0.52%) IBM Storwize
14 3 (0.52%) Team-Oriented Environment
Operating Systems
1 231 (40.38%) Windows
2 134 (23.43%) Windows Server
3 132 (23.08%) Linux
4 98 (17.13%) VMS
5 47 (8.22%) Windows Server 2019
6 45 (7.87%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (4.90%) Windows 10
8 24 (4.20%) Unix
9 22 (3.85%) Ubuntu
10 16 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.27%) AIX
12 12 (2.10%) Solaris
13 11 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (1.75%) Debian
15 8 (1.40%) CentOS
16 7 (1.22%) Android
16 7 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (1.05%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.52%) SUSE
18 3 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (30.42%) DevOps
2 154 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 120 (20.98%) CI/CD
4 113 (19.76%) Problem-Solving
5 107 (18.71%) Infrastructure as Code
6 100 (17.48%) High Availability
7 99 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 96 (16.78%) Collaborative Working
9 81 (14.16%) Agile
10 80 (13.99%) Business Intelligence
11 78 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
12 76 (13.29%) ITIL
13 72 (12.59%) Network Virtualisation
14 65 (11.36%) Containerisation
15 60 (10.49%) Microservices
16 51 (8.92%) Computer Science
17 50 (8.74%) Configuration Management
17 50 (8.74%) Software Engineering
18 46 (8.04%) Project Management
19 41 (7.17%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 126 (22.03%) PowerShell
2 125 (21.85%) SQL
3 98 (17.13%) T-SQL
4 87 (15.21%) Python
5 71 (12.41%) Bash
6 48 (8.39%) C#
7 47 (8.22%) Java
8 45 (7.87%) Bicep
9 26 (4.55%) Perl
10 21 (3.67%) Kotlin
10 21 (3.67%) Scala
11 20 (3.50%) VB
12 19 (3.32%) VBScript
13 11 (1.92%) Go
14 9 (1.57%) C
14 9 (1.57%) C++
15 8 (1.40%) Kusto Query Language
15 8 (1.40%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.22%) JavaScript
17 6 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (16.61%) Degree
1 95 (16.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (10.66%) Security Cleared
3 39 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 34 (5.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (5.59%) Azure Certification
6 19 (3.32%) DV Cleared
6 19 (3.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 10 (1.75%) DBS Check
8 9 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.05%) MCP
10 4 (0.70%) CISSP
11 3 (0.52%) CCNA
11 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.52%) Linux+ Certification
11 3 (0.52%) RHCE
11 3 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.35%) CEH
12 2 (0.35%) CISM
12 2 (0.35%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.20%) Cyber Essentials
1 24 (4.20%) QA
2 20 (3.50%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.27%) GDPR
5 10 (1.75%) PMO
6 8 (1.40%) SLA
7 7 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.52%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.52%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.17%) GRC
10 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 166 (29.02%) Active Directory
2 101 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (12.94%) Hyper-V
4 58 (10.14%) Docker
5 43 (7.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 29 (5.07%) vSphere
7 19 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.80%) Firmware
8 16 (2.80%) pfSense
9 14 (2.45%) NFS
10 13 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.75%) KVM
12 9 (1.57%) Ceph
13 5 (0.87%) XenApp
14 4 (0.70%) LXC
14 4 (0.70%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 4 (0.70%) Squid
14 4 (0.70%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.52%) Gluster
15 3 (0.52%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 109 (19.06%) Terraform
2 91 (15.91%) Kubernetes
3 60 (10.49%) Ansible
4 43 (7.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 31 (5.42%) SCCM
6 25 (4.37%) ZABBIX
7 24 (4.20%) Grafana
8 22 (3.85%) SCOM
9 20 (3.50%) WSUS
10 19 (3.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 16 (2.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 16 (2.80%) SCDPM
12 14 (2.45%) Puppet
13 12 (2.10%) Progress Chef
14 11 (1.92%) Prometheus
15 7 (1.22%) CASB
15 7 (1.22%) Nagios
15 7 (1.22%) QRadar
15 7 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
16 6 (1.05%) Knative
Vendors
1 313 (54.72%) Microsoft
2 129 (22.55%) VMware
3 31 (5.42%) Google
4 29 (5.07%) Veeam
5 23 (4.02%) Cisco
5 23 (4.02%) Fortinet
6 21 (3.67%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.97%) Juniper
7 17 (2.97%) Oracle
8 16 (2.80%) ForgeRock
8 16 (2.80%) Sitecore
9 14 (2.45%) Citrix
10 11 (1.92%) Databricks
10 11 (1.92%) HP
10 11 (1.92%) IBM
11 10 (1.75%) McAfee
11 10 (1.75%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.75%) Splunk
12 7 (1.22%) Dell
12 7 (1.22%) Rapid7