The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 852 924
Rank change year-on-year +25 +72  
Permanent jobs citing VMS 63 80 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.081% 0.053%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.32% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 56 69 43
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -22.72%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £58,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £61,250
% change year-on-year +6.25% -34.69%  

VMS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 22431 25066 28996
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 25.16% 25.46% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 18472 21445 24289
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the UK

VMS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMS.

Salary trend for VMS in the UK

VMS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMS over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +28 60 £50,000 +17.64% 14
London +39 42 £55,000 +13.40% 9
City of London +27 9 £55,000 -4.34% 4
East of England -5 8 £47,500 -24.00%
Hertfordshire -2 5 £47,500 -24.00%
St Albans - 5 £47,500 -
South East +30 4 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Essex - 3 £32,159 -
Durham - 3 £42,500 -
Saffron Walden - 3 £32,159 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 3 £42,500 -
Westminster - 3 £50,000 -
North East - 3 £42,500 -
South West -7 2 £45,000 +28.57%
Cardiff - 2 £35,000 -
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 2
Wales - 2 £35,000 -
South Wales - 2 £35,000 -
East Midlands +12 1 - - 1
West Sussex +11 1 £35,000 -5.40% 1
Crawley +10 1 £35,000 -5.40% 1
Gloucestershire -6 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Manchester -35 1 - -
North West -42 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Street - 1 £50,000 -
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing VMS 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 VMS.

1 52 (42.98%) Windows
2 48 (39.67%) Linux
3 46 (38.02%) Microsoft
4 42 (34.71%) Python
5 41 (33.88%) Degree
6 39 (32.23%) VMware
6 39 (32.23%) Git (software)
6 39 (32.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 37 (30.58%) Amazon AWS
8 36 (29.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (28.93%) Puppet
10 33 (27.27%) Firewall
11 32 (26.45%) Computer Science
12 29 (23.97%) Active Directory
12 29 (23.97%) Apache
13 28 (23.14%) SQL
13 28 (23.14%) Configuration Management
14 27 (22.31%) Ruby
15 26 (21.49%) Open Source
16 25 (20.66%) Virtual Machines
17 24 (19.83%) JavaScript
17 24 (19.83%) Perl
17 24 (19.83%) VoIP
18 22 (18.18%) MS Exchange
18 22 (18.18%) VLAN
18 22 (18.18%) Subversion
18 22 (18.18%) DevOps
19 21 (17.36%) Computer Science Degree
20 20 (16.53%) Opscode Chef
20 20 (16.53%) VPN

VMS
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 29 (23.97%) Apache
2 22 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 13 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (8.26%) Apache Spark
5 9 (7.44%) Tomcat
6 8 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (4.13%) CMS
7 5 (4.13%) Kentico
8 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.65%) Drupal
10 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.83%) Confluence
10 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (7.44%) SAP SCM
1 9 (7.44%) SAP SD
2 5 (4.13%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 39 (32.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (30.58%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (12.40%) Office 365
4 12 (9.92%) Amazon ELB
4 12 (9.92%) Amazon S3
4 12 (9.92%) SaaS
5 10 (8.26%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (8.26%) GitHub
6 8 (6.61%) Mimecast
6 8 (6.61%) OneDrive
6 8 (6.61%) OpenDNS
7 7 (5.79%) IaaS
8 5 (4.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (4.13%) PaaS
9 3 (2.48%) Akamai
9 3 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.65%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (1.65%) G Suite
10 2 (1.65%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.27%) Firewall
2 24 (19.83%) VoIP
3 22 (18.18%) VLAN
4 20 (16.53%) VPN
5 17 (14.05%) BGP
5 17 (14.05%) OSPF
5 17 (14.05%) SNMP
5 17 (14.05%) TCP/IP
6 16 (13.22%) DNS
7 14 (11.57%) Network Security
8 12 (9.92%) LDAP
9 11 (9.09%) DHCP
9 11 (9.09%) SAN
10 10 (8.26%) Kerberos
10 10 (8.26%) Multicast
10 10 (8.26%) NAS
10 10 (8.26%) tcpdump
11 9 (7.44%) Internet
12 8 (6.61%) Wireless
12 8 (6.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.22%) MySQL
1 16 (13.22%) Relational Database
2 13 (10.74%) NoSQL
2 13 (10.74%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.92%) MongoDB
4 10 (8.26%) CouchDB
5 9 (7.44%) InfluxDB
6 5 (4.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.31%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.65%) Big Data
9 2 (1.65%) BigQuery
9 2 (1.65%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (32.23%) Git (software)
2 22 (18.18%) Subversion
3 11 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.09%) Maven
4 5 (4.13%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.31%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.65%) JIRA
6 2 (1.65%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (1.65%) Trac
7 1 (0.83%) Ant
7 1 (0.83%) Gradle
7 1 (0.83%) Grunt
7 1 (0.83%) gulp
7 1 (0.83%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.83%) Selenium
7 1 (0.83%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 12 (9.92%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.44%) Automotive
3 9 (7.44%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.79%) Electronics
5 4 (3.31%) Back Office
5 4 (3.31%) German Language
6 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.65%) Banking
7 2 (1.65%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.65%) Marketing
7 2 (1.65%) Military
8 1 (0.83%) Billing
8 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Retail
8 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (15.70%) Developer
2 16 (13.22%) Consultant
2 16 (13.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (13.22%) Senior Developer
3 14 (11.57%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Senior Software Developer
4 10 (8.26%) Software Developer
5 9 (7.44%) SAP Consultant
5 9 (7.44%) SAP SD Consultant
6 8 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Network Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Ubuntu Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Unix Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Network Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.92%) CSS
1 12 (9.92%) HTML
2 11 (9.09%) Node.js
3 10 (8.26%) CPAN
3 10 (8.26%) DBIx::Class
3 10 (8.26%) Express
3 10 (8.26%) jQuery
3 10 (8.26%) Moose
4 9 (7.44%) LAMP
4 9 (7.44%) Sensu
5 8 (6.61%) Web Services
6 7 (5.79%) Google Maps API
6 7 (5.79%) HTML5
7 6 (4.96%) .NET
8 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.13%) CSS3
8 5 (4.13%) J2EE
8 5 (4.13%) JSP
8 5 (4.13%) Struts
9 4 (3.31%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.45%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.74%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.61%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 4 (3.31%) PKI
8 3 (2.48%) Blog
8 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.48%) Social Media
9 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.65%) Replication
9 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.83%) CCTV
10 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.83%) User Experience
10 1 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 52 (42.98%) Windows
2 48 (39.67%) Linux
3 15 (12.40%) Ubuntu
4 13 (10.74%) Debian
5 11 (9.09%) Unix
5 11 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.44%) Windows 10
7 8 (6.61%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.13%) Windows 2000
9 5 (4.13%) Windows NT
10 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.48%) OpenVMS
12 2 (1.65%) Android
12 2 (1.65%) CentOS
12 2 (1.65%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.14%) Configuration Management
2 26 (21.49%) Open Source
3 22 (18.18%) DevOps
4 19 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (15.70%) Task Automation
5 16 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (12.40%) Test Automation
6 15 (12.40%) Web Development
7 14 (11.57%) ITIL
7 14 (11.57%) Migration
8 11 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 11 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 10 (8.26%) Bioinformatics
9 10 (8.26%) Informatics
9 10 (8.26%) Load Balancing
9 10 (8.26%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (8.26%) Software Engineering
9 10 (8.26%) Visualisation
10 9 (7.44%) Logistics
10 9 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.71%) Python
2 28 (23.14%) SQL
3 27 (22.31%) Ruby
4 24 (19.83%) JavaScript
4 24 (19.83%) Perl
5 17 (14.05%) PowerShell
6 16 (13.22%) Java
7 13 (10.74%) C#
8 11 (9.09%) C++
9 10 (8.26%) Shell Script
10 9 (7.44%) Erlang
11 6 (4.96%) PHP
11 6 (4.96%) VB
12 5 (4.13%) Bash Shell
12 5 (4.13%) C
13 3 (2.48%) Pascal
14 2 (1.65%) AWK
14 2 (1.65%) sed
14 2 (1.65%) VBScript
15 1 (0.83%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (33.88%) Degree
2 21 (17.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (8.26%) CCNP
4 10 (8.26%) Postgraduate
5 8 (6.61%) CCIE
6 7 (5.79%) CCMSE
6 7 (5.79%) CCSA
6 7 (5.79%) CCSE
6 7 (5.79%) JNCIE
6 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (5.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (4.96%) CCNA
8 5 (4.13%) MCTS
9 4 (3.31%) Master's Degree
9 4 (3.31%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.83%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.83%) PMO
1 1 (0.83%) QA
1 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (29.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (23.97%) Active Directory
3 25 (20.66%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (14.05%) Hyper-V
5 13 (10.74%) Docker
6 10 (8.26%) Ceph
6 10 (8.26%) LXC
7 9 (7.44%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (6.61%) vCloud
8 8 (6.61%) vSphere
8 8 (6.61%) XenDesktop
9 5 (4.13%) NFS
9 5 (4.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (3.31%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (3.31%) ISA Server
10 4 (3.31%) UAG
10 4 (3.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (1.65%) iptables
11 2 (1.65%) KVM
11 2 (1.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (28.93%) Puppet
2 20 (16.53%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (12.40%) Salt
4 14 (11.57%) Nagios
5 10 (8.26%) Graphite
5 10 (8.26%) Oracle ZFS
5 10 (8.26%) Rsyslog
5 10 (8.26%) Terraform
6 9 (7.44%) Ansible
6 9 (7.44%) Cacti
6 9 (7.44%) Grafana
6 9 (7.44%) Munin
7 6 (4.96%) vCenter Server
7 6 (4.96%) vMotion
8 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (3.31%) Kubernetes
9 4 (3.31%) Mesos
9 4 (3.31%) WMI
10 3 (2.48%) Packer
10 3 (2.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (38.02%) Microsoft
2 39 (32.23%) VMware
3 16 (13.22%) Cisco
4 15 (12.40%) SAP
5 12 (9.92%) HP
6 10 (8.26%) Google
7 9 (7.44%) Meraki
7 9 (7.44%) SonicWALL
8 8 (6.61%) Citrix
8 8 (6.61%) F5
8 8 (6.61%) Qualys
8 8 (6.61%) Webroot
9 7 (5.79%) CA
9 7 (5.79%) CheckPoint
9 7 (5.79%) Fortinet
9 7 (5.79%) Juniper
9 7 (5.79%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.31%) Huawei
10 4 (3.31%) Veritas
11 3 (2.48%) Oracle
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
FRG Technology Consulting
Posted: 7 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Etech Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday + Share Plan + Pension
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 14 days ago