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

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 505 496 589
Rank change year-on-year -9 +93  
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 410 523 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.53% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.58% 4.17% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 341 407 325
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 £27,500 £32,500 £27,700
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 11453 12532 13043
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.89% 12.71% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9708 10647 10774
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +3.65%  
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 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.29% +2.66%  

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 22 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 22 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 -38 368 £46,250 -2.63% 41
London +15 207 £57,500 +4.54% 13
South East +19 60 £37,500 -8.81% 8
North West -35 32 £37,500 +5.26% 3
Oxfordshire +37 28 £30,000 -20.00% 1
City of London +27 25 £48,000 -6.34% 2
Scotland +17 23 £70,000 +75.00% 2
Glasgow +29 19 £70,000 - 1
South West -21 18 £37,000 -1.33% 1
East of England -26 18 £50,000 - 4
Berkshire +20 16 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Manchester -32 16 £37,500 +13.20% 2
Banbury - 16 £30,000 - 1
Yorkshire +13 15 £30,000 -29.41% 4
Cheshire -27 12 £37,500 -20.21% 1
Wigan - 11 £37,500 -
Warrington -3 10 £37,500 -
West Midlands -9 9 £31,500 -30.00% 6
Somerset -4 8 £40,750 -32.08% 1
Bath -16 8 £40,750 -32.08%
East Yorkshire - 8 £22,000 -
West Yorkshire +22 7 £35,000 +62.79% 2
East Midlands +15 7 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Birmingham -7 7 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Reading +22 6 £55,000 +25.00% 1
Bridgend +15 6 £37,500 -6.25%
South Wales +13 6 £37,500 -6.25%
Wales +11 6 £37,500 -6.25%
Bristol -33 6 £29,500 -18.05%
Brentford - 6 £42,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 399 (56.36%) Windows
2 360 (50.85%) Linux
3 293 (41.38%) VMware
4 273 (38.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 218 (30.79%) Active Directory
6 216 (30.51%) Microsoft
7 210 (29.66%) DevOps
8 169 (23.87%) Amazon AWS
9 157 (22.18%) Degree
10 153 (21.61%) Microsoft Azure
11 150 (21.19%) SQL
12 144 (20.34%) Hyper-V
13 139 (19.63%) Computer Science
14 135 (19.07%) Ansible
14 135 (19.07%) Windows Server
15 133 (18.79%) Firewall
16 131 (18.50%) Python
17 127 (17.94%) Cisco
17 127 (17.94%) Finance
17 127 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
18 126 (17.80%) Java
19 122 (17.23%) SQL Server
20 113 (15.96%) DNS
20 113 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
21 111 (15.68%) Puppet
22 110 (15.54%) Opscode Chef
23 104 (14.69%) Git (software)
23 104 (14.69%) MS Exchange
24 101 (14.27%) Oracle
24 101 (14.27%) Software Engineering

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 (14.69%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.64%) Tomcat
3 41 (5.79%) Apache
4 37 (5.23%) IIS
5 35 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (4.94%) SharePoint
6 26 (3.67%) OpenStack
7 25 (3.53%) JBoss
8 23 (3.25%) Confluence
9 21 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (2.82%) nginx
11 15 (2.12%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (1.84%) Skype for Business
12 13 (1.84%) WebLogic
13 10 (1.41%) Apache Spark
14 9 (1.27%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 63 (8.90%) 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%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) InDesign
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
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 (23.87%) Amazon AWS
2 153 (21.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (12.57%) PaaS
4 88 (12.43%) Office 365
5 79 (11.16%) IaaS
6 62 (8.76%) Amazon EC2
7 44 (6.21%) SaaS
8 38 (5.37%) Amazon S3
9 37 (5.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 25 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
14 13 (1.84%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 8 (1.13%) GitHub
18 7 (0.99%) Google Compute Engine
18 7 (0.99%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 133 (18.79%) Firewall
2 113 (15.96%) DNS
3 76 (10.73%) SAN
4 63 (8.90%) DHCP
4 63 (8.90%) TCP/IP
5 56 (7.91%) VPN
6 51 (7.20%) WAN
7 50 (7.06%) LAN
8 49 (6.92%) Internet
9 29 (4.10%) Network Security
9 29 (4.10%) VoIP
10 28 (3.95%) NAS
11 27 (3.81%) LDAP
12 23 (3.25%) NetScaler
13 22 (3.11%) BGP
14 19 (2.68%) iSCSI
14 19 (2.68%) Junos
14 19 (2.68%) OSPF
15 18 (2.54%) Ethernet
15 18 (2.54%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 75 (10.59%) MySQL
3 25 (3.53%) Hadoop
4 24 (3.39%) DB2
5 23 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (3.11%) Oracle Database
6 22 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
8 19 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (2.26%) MongoDB
9 16 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (2.26%) RDBMS
10 15 (2.12%) Big Data
11 14 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (1.69%) Redis
12 12 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.55%) NoSQL
13 11 (1.55%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 104 (14.69%) Git (software)
2 68 (9.60%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.65%) Maven
4 31 (4.38%) JIRA
5 30 (4.24%) NuGet
6 23 (3.25%) TeamCity
7 20 (2.82%) Subversion
8 19 (2.68%) Vagrant
9 18 (2.54%) Cucumber
10 17 (2.40%) Visual Studio
11 16 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (2.26%) Gradle
12 15 (2.12%) gulp
12 15 (2.12%) IBM UrbanCode
13 14 (1.98%) CircleCI
13 14 (1.98%) Travis CI
14 13 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
15 12 (1.69%) Bitbucket
15 12 (1.69%) JUnit
15 12 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 127 (17.94%) Finance
2 69 (9.75%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.66%) Retail
4 26 (3.67%) Publishing
5 24 (3.39%) Banking
6 18 (2.54%) Marketing
7 17 (2.40%) Electronics
8 16 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.27%) Advertising
9 9 (1.27%) Legal
10 8 (1.13%) Law
11 6 (0.85%) Automotive
12 5 (0.71%) Billing
13 4 (0.56%) German Language
13 4 (0.56%) Military
14 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Games
15 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (14.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 103 (14.55%) Administrator
3 76 (10.73%) Systems Administrator
4 62 (8.76%) Analyst
5 60 (8.47%) Architect
6 56 (7.91%) Support Engineer
7 54 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 49 (6.92%) Developer
9 39 (5.51%) Cloud Engineer
10 37 (5.23%) Graduate
10 37 (5.23%) Linux Administrator
10 37 (5.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 36 (5.08%) IT Administrator
12 35 (4.94%) Junior
13 33 (4.66%) Software Developer
14 29 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
14 29 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
15 28 (3.95%) IT Graduate
15 28 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
16 27 (3.81%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.80%) LAMP
2 30 (4.24%) Web Services
3 28 (3.95%) HTML
4 27 (3.81%) AngularJS
5 25 (3.53%) Middleware
6 23 (3.25%) .NET
7 22 (3.11%) REST
8 18 (2.54%) J2EE
8 18 (2.54%) Node.js
9 17 (2.40%) CSS
9 17 (2.40%) Servlets
10 16 (2.26%) HTML5
11 13 (1.84%) D3.js
12 11 (1.55%) ASP.NET
12 11 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
13 10 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (1.41%) RESTful
14 9 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (1.27%) Sensu
15 8 (1.13%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 139 (19.63%) Computer Science
2 94 (13.28%) Data Centre
3 63 (8.90%) Management Information System
4 58 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.81%) Replication
6 25 (3.53%) Clustering
7 24 (3.39%) CMDB
8 21 (2.97%) 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
10 12 (1.69%) User Experience
11 10 (1.41%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
12 8 (1.13%) Fintech
12 8 (1.13%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.99%) Contactless
13 7 (0.99%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 399 (56.36%) Windows
2 360 (50.85%) Linux
3 135 (19.07%) Windows Server
4 73 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (8.90%) Unix
6 61 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (8.19%) Windows 7
9 43 (6.07%) Windows 10
10 41 (5.79%) CentOS
11 29 (4.10%) Windows 8
12 27 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (3.67%) VxWorks
14 25 (3.53%) VMS
15 23 (3.25%) Debian
15 23 (3.25%) Solaris
16 17 (2.40%) Ubuntu
17 16 (2.26%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (2.12%) Mac OS X
19 13 (1.84%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (29.66%) DevOps
2 127 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
3 113 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (14.27%) Software Engineering
5 87 (12.29%) ITIL
6 79 (11.16%) Open Source
7 64 (9.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 62 (8.76%) Cybersecurity
9 52 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 44 (6.21%) PRINCE2
11 43 (6.07%) Migration
12 42 (5.93%) Presales
12 42 (5.93%) Project Management
12 42 (5.93%) Test Automation
13 40 (5.65%) Software Testing
13 40 (5.65%) TDD
14 38 (5.37%) Configuration Management
14 38 (5.37%) Service Delivery
14 38 (5.37%) TOGAF
14 38 (5.37%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 150 (21.19%) SQL
2 131 (18.50%) Python
3 126 (17.80%) Java
4 85 (12.01%) PowerShell
5 82 (11.58%) Bash Shell
6 64 (9.04%) Shell Script
7 61 (8.62%) Perl
8 53 (7.49%) C
9 52 (7.34%) C++
10 49 (6.92%) Ruby
11 34 (4.80%) C#
12 31 (4.38%) JavaScript
13 28 (3.95%) PHP
14 16 (2.26%) Groovy
14 16 (2.26%) 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 (22.18%) Degree
2 71 (10.03%) Security Cleared
3 53 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 42 (5.93%) DV Cleared
5 34 (4.80%) MCSE
6 31 (4.38%) ISEB
7 24 (3.39%) PMI Certification
7 24 (3.39%) PMP
7 24 (3.39%) SC Cleared
8 20 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (2.54%) GCIA
9 18 (2.54%) GCIH
9 18 (2.54%) GIAC
10 16 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.98%) AWS Certification
11 14 (1.98%) RHCA
12 13 (1.84%) MCSA
13 11 (1.55%) CCNA
13 11 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (10.03%) QA
2 28 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.11%) SLA
4 14 (1.98%) NIST 800
5 6 (0.85%) 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
1 273 (38.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 218 (30.79%) Active Directory
3 144 (20.34%) Hyper-V
4 76 (10.73%) Docker
5 50 (7.06%) Xen
6 45 (6.36%) vSphere
7 43 (6.07%) VirtualBox
8 37 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (4.94%) iptables
10 34 (4.80%) NFS
11 26 (3.67%) XenDesktop
12 24 (3.39%) KVM
13 23 (3.25%) XenApp
14 21 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (2.40%) vCloud
15 17 (2.40%) XenServer
16 10 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
17 9 (1.27%) Terminal Services
18 7 (0.99%) Snort
19 6 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 135 (19.07%) Ansible
2 111 (15.68%) Puppet
3 110 (15.54%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (6.07%) SCVMM
5 39 (5.51%) SCCM
6 34 (4.80%) Nagios
7 27 (3.81%) Kubernetes
8 18 (2.54%) Salt
9 17 (2.40%) Terraform
10 16 (2.26%) Control-M
10 16 (2.26%) Nessus
11 15 (2.12%) Cacti
11 15 (2.12%) QRadar
12 14 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
13 13 (1.84%) SCOM
13 13 (1.84%) vCenter Server
13 13 (1.84%) ZABBIX
14 11 (1.55%) Graphite
14 11 (1.55%) vMotion
14 11 (1.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 293 (41.38%) VMware
2 216 (30.51%) Microsoft
3 127 (17.94%) Cisco
4 101 (14.27%) Oracle
5 99 (13.98%) Citrix
6 75 (10.59%) Red Hat
7 60 (8.47%) HP
8 57 (8.05%) NetApp
9 55 (7.77%) CheckPoint
10 50 (7.06%) EMC
11 42 (5.93%) Juniper
12 40 (5.65%) IBM
13 26 (3.67%) BMC
14 24 (3.39%) Dell
15 21 (2.97%) Google
15 21 (2.97%) McAfee
16 19 (2.68%) Symantec
17 18 (2.54%) Veeam
18 16 (2.26%) Cognizant
19 15 (2.12%) Vyatta
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gatwick
Volt
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
2M Holdings
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 48000 per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum , good benefits inc. share scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Stott & May
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
SEEMiS Group LLP
Salary: From £31,972 to £34,965 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
WANdisco
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
WANdisco
Salary: £29,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum very good benefits! Read below.
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Midcounties Cooperative
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 65000
Posted: 6 days ago