Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 548 619 628
Rank change year-on-year +71 +9 -86
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 841 647 838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.57% 3.01% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 685 457 680
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%

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 23,585 21,517 24,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.39% 12.26% 11.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19,465 17,847 21,043
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 +84 798 £50,000 +5.26% 113
UK excluding London +98 456 £45,000 +12.50% 71
London +48 366 £60,000 +9.09% 47
South East +31 140 £46,500 +9.41% 24
North of England +65 108 £43,000 +30.30% 20
Midlands +5 76 £50,000 +58.42% 6
West Midlands +12 64 £50,000 +53.85% 4
East of England +7 59 £47,500 - 7
North West +21 58 £43,000 +30.30% 12
South West +23 49 £40,000 -3.03% 9
Yorkshire +51 48 £42,500 +20.57% 8
Scotland -27 20 £40,000 +23.08% 5
East Midlands -14 12 £45,000 +68.22% 2
Wales +12 4 £38,750 +29.17%
North East -27 2 £32,480 -11.02%
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 432 (51.37%) Windows
2 356 (42.33%) Linux
3 329 (39.12%) Microsoft
4 280 (33.29%) VMware
5 266 (31.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 264 (31.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 256 (30.44%) Active Directory
8 223 (26.52%) DevOps
9 207 (24.61%) SQL
10 201 (23.90%) Amazon AWS
11 160 (19.02%) Python
12 154 (18.31%) ITIL
13 153 (18.19%) Oracle
13 153 (18.19%) Firewall
14 152 (18.07%) Ansible
15 151 (17.95%) Configuration Management
16 144 (17.12%) Office 365
16 144 (17.12%) Git (software)
16 144 (17.12%) Windows Server
17 138 (16.41%) Java
17 138 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
18 134 (15.93%) DNS
19 128 (15.22%) Hyper-V
19 128 (15.22%) SQL Server
20 126 (14.98%) Degree
21 122 (14.51%) Puppet
22 116 (13.79%) Data Centre
23 115 (13.67%) SAN
24 109 (12.96%) Jenkins
25 107 (12.72%) PowerShell

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 73 (8.68%) SharePoint
2 53 (6.30%) Tomcat
3 45 (5.35%) MS Exchange
4 42 (4.99%) nginx
5 38 (4.52%) IIS
6 36 (4.28%) WebSphere
7 32 (3.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 31 (3.69%) Confluence
9 22 (2.62%) Ethereum
10 20 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (2.26%) Apache Spark
12 18 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
13 17 (2.02%) Apache
14 13 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (1.43%) Skype for Business
16 11 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (1.07%) CMS
18 8 (0.95%) JBoss
19 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 73 (8.68%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.12%) HipChat
5 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (2.26%) Distributed Ledger
2 6 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.48%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 264 (31.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 201 (23.90%) Amazon AWS
3 144 (17.12%) Office 365
4 78 (9.27%) IaaS
5 70 (8.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 69 (8.20%) Amazon EC2
7 59 (7.02%) Amazon S3
7 59 (7.02%) PaaS
8 53 (6.30%) Serverless
9 42 (4.99%) Azure Data Factory
9 42 (4.99%) Cloud Computing
9 42 (4.99%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 39 (4.64%) GitHub
11 35 (4.16%) npm
12 32 (3.80%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (2.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 23 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
15 20 (2.38%) SaaS
16 18 (2.14%) Amazon SQS
17 16 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 153 (18.19%) Firewall
2 134 (15.93%) DNS
3 115 (13.67%) SAN
4 87 (10.34%) DHCP
5 73 (8.68%) TCP/IP
6 58 (6.90%) VPN
7 57 (6.78%) WAN
8 54 (6.42%) LAN
9 44 (5.23%) Network Security
10 41 (4.88%) NAS
11 33 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
11 33 (3.92%) VoIP
12 24 (2.85%) Internet
13 21 (2.50%) BGP
14 19 (2.26%) OSPF
14 19 (2.26%) VLAN
15 18 (2.14%) SSL
16 17 (2.02%) Skype
17 15 (1.78%) Ethernet
18 14 (1.66%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.68%) MySQL
3 67 (7.97%) Big Data
4 53 (6.30%) Azure SQL Database
5 44 (5.23%) Power BI
6 42 (4.99%) Data Lake
6 42 (4.99%) NoSQL
7 36 (4.28%) Oracle Database
8 33 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (3.69%) Relational Database
10 30 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (2.97%) Redis
12 24 (2.85%) RDBMS
13 23 (2.73%) Blockchain
14 21 (2.50%) MongoDB
15 18 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
15 18 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (1.90%) Hadoop
17 15 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 144 (17.12%) Git (software)
2 109 (12.96%) Jenkins
3 48 (5.71%) TeamCity
4 47 (5.59%) Gradle
5 45 (5.35%) Visual Studio
6 43 (5.11%) JIRA
7 41 (4.88%) Maven
8 33 (3.92%) gulp
8 33 (3.92%) JUnit
9 27 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
10 26 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 24 (2.85%) Travis CI
12 20 (2.38%) Mocha
13 15 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (1.66%) Vagrant
15 12 (1.43%) Selenium
15 12 (1.43%) Subversion
15 12 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
16 11 (1.31%) CircleCI
16 11 (1.31%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 102 (12.13%) Finance
2 41 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.16%) Banking
4 28 (3.33%) Marketing
5 21 (2.50%) Retail
6 16 (1.90%) Law
7 14 (1.66%) Games
8 9 (1.07%) Electronics
8 9 (1.07%) Legal
9 8 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.71%) Military
11 4 (0.48%) Advertising
11 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.48%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.36%) German Language
12 3 (0.36%) Publishing
13 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
14 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 129 (15.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 84 (9.99%) Consultant
3 70 (8.32%) Analyst
4 65 (7.73%) Administrator
5 64 (7.61%) Architect
5 64 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 58 (6.90%) Developer
7 46 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
8 45 (5.35%) Support Engineer
9 36 (4.28%) Linux Engineer
10 34 (4.04%) Security Analyst
11 33 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
12 29 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 28 (3.33%) DBA
14 26 (3.09%) IT Support
14 26 (3.09%) Technical Consultant
15 25 (2.97%) Network Engineer
16 22 (2.62%) SQL DBA
17 21 (2.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 20 (2.38%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (7.25%) HTML
2 43 (5.11%) Node.js
3 42 (4.99%) Middleware
4 39 (4.64%) .NET
5 37 (4.40%) Web Services
6 31 (3.69%) CSS
7 29 (3.45%) JSON
8 22 (2.62%) LDAP
8 22 (2.62%) XML
9 21 (2.50%) Smart Contracts
9 21 (2.50%) Truffle
9 21 (2.50%) web3js
10 20 (2.38%) Chai
10 20 (2.38%) Enzyme
10 20 (2.38%) REST
11 19 (2.26%) Jest
11 19 (2.26%) LAMP
12 15 (1.78%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (1.43%) React
14 11 (1.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 116 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 99 (11.77%) Computer Science
3 73 (8.68%) Management Information System
4 50 (5.95%) Clustering
5 45 (5.35%) Replication
6 40 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (4.28%) Private Cloud
7 36 (4.28%) User Experience
8 25 (2.97%) CMDB
9 24 (2.85%) Fintech
10 23 (2.73%) Public Cloud
11 21 (2.50%) Bitcoin
12 19 (2.26%) Derivative
13 16 (1.90%) Cyberthreat
14 14 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
16 9 (1.07%) Driving Licence
16 9 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (1.07%) PDA
16 9 (1.07%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 432 (51.37%) Windows
2 356 (42.33%) Linux
3 144 (17.12%) Windows Server
4 96 (11.41%) Unix
5 89 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (8.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 65 (7.73%) Windows 10
8 54 (6.42%) CentOS
9 53 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (4.28%) VMS
11 32 (3.80%) Windows 7
12 25 (2.97%) Oracle Linux
13 24 (2.85%) Solaris
14 19 (2.26%) Ubuntu
14 19 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (2.02%) AIX
16 13 (1.55%) Debian
16 13 (1.55%) Mac OS X
17 12 (1.43%) Mac OS
18 11 (1.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (26.52%) DevOps
2 154 (18.31%) ITIL
3 151 (17.95%) Configuration Management
4 138 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (12.72%) Service Delivery
6 105 (12.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 96 (11.41%) Presales
8 82 (9.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 75 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
10 71 (8.44%) Information Security
11 68 (8.09%) Test Automation
12 61 (7.25%) Analytics
12 61 (7.25%) SIEM
13 58 (6.90%) Software Delivery
14 56 (6.66%) Open Source
15 54 (6.42%) Security Operations
16 51 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
16 51 (6.06%) Data Science
16 51 (6.06%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 207 (24.61%) SQL
2 160 (19.02%) Python
3 138 (16.41%) Java
4 107 (12.72%) PowerShell
5 80 (9.51%) JavaScript
6 79 (9.39%) Bash Shell
6 79 (9.39%) C#
7 65 (7.73%) Perl
8 63 (7.49%) Shell Script
9 53 (6.30%) C
10 40 (4.76%) U-SQL
11 39 (4.64%) Groovy
12 34 (4.04%) Ruby
13 26 (3.09%) PHP
14 22 (2.62%) ES6
14 22 (2.62%) Solidity
15 18 (2.14%) C++
16 16 (1.90%) Scala
16 16 (1.90%) T-SQL
17 14 (1.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (14.98%) Degree
2 85 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 72 (8.56%) Security Cleared
4 68 (8.09%) MCSE
5 49 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (5.11%) DV Cleared
7 40 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 40 (4.76%) GCIA
7 40 (4.76%) GCIH
7 40 (4.76%) GIAC
8 37 (4.40%) SC Cleared
9 29 (3.45%) CCNA
10 24 (2.85%) MCP
11 23 (2.73%) MCSA
11 23 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (2.50%) RHCE
13 20 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (2.26%) CCNP
14 19 (2.26%) RHCSA
15 15 (1.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (3.09%) QA
3 19 (2.26%) SLA
4 7 (0.83%) COBIT
4 7 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (0.83%) NIST 800
5 6 (0.71%) GDPR
6 5 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.24%) GAMP
10 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 15765
10 1 (0.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 266 (31.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 256 (30.44%) Active Directory
3 128 (15.22%) Hyper-V
4 103 (12.25%) Docker
5 47 (5.59%) vSphere
6 46 (5.47%) XenApp
7 37 (4.40%) XenDesktop
8 34 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 32 (3.80%) Virtual Desktop
10 31 (3.69%) NFS
10 31 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
11 27 (3.21%) VirtualBox
12 24 (2.85%) iptables
13 20 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
14 18 (2.14%) Terminal Services
15 17 (2.02%) KVM
16 16 (1.90%) Samba
17 14 (1.66%) BitLocker
18 12 (1.43%) Xen
19 8 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 152 (18.07%) Ansible
2 122 (14.51%) Puppet
3 99 (11.77%) Opscode Chef
4 90 (10.70%) Kubernetes
5 74 (8.80%) SCCM
6 68 (8.09%) SCVMM
7 51 (6.06%) SCOrch
8 41 (4.88%) QRadar
9 38 (4.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 37 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
10 37 (4.40%) SCDPM
11 33 (3.92%) Nessus
12 32 (3.80%) SCOM
12 32 (3.80%) SCSM
13 30 (3.57%) CSIRT
13 30 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
14 28 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
14 28 (3.33%) Nagios
15 24 (2.85%) Terraform
16 22 (2.62%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 329 (39.12%) Microsoft
2 280 (33.29%) VMware
3 153 (18.19%) Oracle
4 99 (11.77%) Cisco
5 98 (11.65%) Citrix
6 77 (9.16%) HP
7 64 (7.61%) Red Hat
8 44 (5.23%) Google
9 41 (4.88%) Tableau
10 35 (4.16%) IBM
11 29 (3.45%) BeyondTrust
12 26 (3.09%) BMC
12 26 (3.09%) New Relic
13 25 (2.97%) NetApp
14 23 (2.73%) CommVault
15 22 (2.62%) Dell
15 22 (2.62%) Veeam
16 20 (2.38%) CheckPoint
17 18 (2.14%) Trend Micro
18 17 (2.02%) 3PAR