Period
to 21 August 2017

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 6 months to 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1077 1094 1170
Rank change year-on-year +17 +76 +2
Permanent jobs citing VMS 110 165 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.084% 0.060%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.33% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 94 133 101
UK median annual salary £50,750 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.88% -23.81% +50.00%
10th Percentile £28,374 £28,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £62,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% -37.50% +73.91%

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 43634 50108 57833
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 25.43% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 35511 42739 48564
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,777
% change year-on-year - +3.16% +3.40%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 14 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 6 months to 21 August 2017. 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 +24 106 £51,500 +28.75% 11
London +60 69 £55,000 +7.32% 4
UK excluding London +17 40 £35,000 -6.67% 8
East of England +15 15 £32,159 -48.55%
South West -2 8 £50,000 +47.06% 2
South East +41 7 £50,000 +33.33% 1
North of England -31 5 £42,500 -19.05% 3
Midlands +24 4 £26,000 -30.67% 1
West Midlands +8 3 £26,000 -30.67%
North East - 3 £42,500 - 2
North West -33 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 £35,000 -
East Midlands +27 1 - - 1
Scotland +9 1 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 49 (44.55%) Windows
2 48 (43.64%) Linux
3 42 (38.18%) Degree
4 41 (37.27%) Python
5 37 (33.64%) Microsoft
5 37 (33.64%) Computer Science
6 35 (31.82%) Puppet
7 34 (30.91%) Git (software)
7 34 (30.91%) Apache
8 33 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (29.09%) VMware
10 31 (28.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 29 (26.36%) Active Directory
12 27 (24.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 25 (22.73%) Configuration Management
14 24 (21.82%) Firewall
14 24 (21.82%) SQL
14 24 (21.82%) Ruby
14 24 (21.82%) Open Source
15 23 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (20.91%) VoIP
15 23 (20.91%) TCP/IP
16 20 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (18.18%) VLAN
16 20 (18.18%) Subversion
17 19 (17.27%) Perl
17 19 (17.27%) MySQL
17 19 (17.27%) Debian
17 19 (17.27%) Shell Script
17 19 (17.27%) Task Automation

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 34 (30.91%) Apache
2 16 (14.55%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.18%) Apache Spark
3 9 (8.18%) Tomcat
4 8 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.55%) CMS
5 5 (4.55%) Kentico
6 4 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.91%) Drupal
8 1 (0.91%) SAS
8 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP SCM
1 1 (0.91%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 33 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (28.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.91%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (10.91%) SaaS
4 10 (9.09%) Office 365
5 9 (8.18%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (8.18%) Amazon S3
5 9 (8.18%) GitHub
6 8 (7.27%) Mimecast
6 8 (7.27%) OneDrive
6 8 (7.27%) OpenDNS
7 4 (3.64%) IaaS
7 4 (3.64%) PaaS
8 3 (2.73%) Akamai
8 3 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (2.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.82%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.82%) Firewall
2 23 (20.91%) TCP/IP
2 23 (20.91%) VoIP
3 20 (18.18%) VLAN
4 18 (16.36%) DNS
4 18 (16.36%) VPN
5 17 (15.45%) BGP
5 17 (15.45%) OSPF
5 17 (15.45%) SNMP
6 13 (11.82%) Network Security
7 11 (10.00%) LDAP
8 10 (9.09%) Kerberos
8 10 (9.09%) Multicast
8 10 (9.09%) NAS
8 10 (9.09%) SAN
8 10 (9.09%) tcpdump
9 8 (7.27%) DHCP
9 8 (7.27%) Internet
9 8 (7.27%) Wireless
9 8 (7.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.27%) MySQL
2 17 (15.45%) Relational Database
3 15 (13.64%) SQL Server
4 13 (11.82%) MongoDB
5 9 (8.18%) CouchDB
5 9 (8.18%) InfluxDB
5 9 (8.18%) NoSQL
6 7 (6.36%) Oracle Database
6 7 (6.36%) RDBMS
7 6 (5.45%) Hadoop
8 5 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.91%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.91%) HDInsight
10 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (30.91%) Git (software)
2 20 (18.18%) Subversion
3 13 (11.82%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.18%) Maven
5 5 (4.55%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.64%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.64%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.82%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.91%) Trac
General
1 13 (11.82%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) German Language
2 9 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.27%) Marketing
4 6 (5.45%) Dutch Language
4 6 (5.45%) Electronics
5 2 (1.82%) Banking
5 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.82%) Military
6 1 (0.91%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Back Office
6 1 (0.91%) Billing
6 1 (0.91%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (13.64%) Developer
2 14 (12.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (12.73%) Senior Developer
3 13 (11.82%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (9.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) Consultant
5 9 (8.18%) Senior Software Developer
5 9 (8.18%) Software Developer
6 8 (7.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Administrator
6 8 (7.27%) Ubuntu Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Unix Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Applications Support
7 7 (6.36%) Network Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Network Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) CPAN
1 9 (8.18%) DBIx::Class
1 9 (8.18%) Express
1 9 (8.18%) LAMP
1 9 (8.18%) Moose
1 9 (8.18%) Node.js
1 9 (8.18%) Sensu
2 8 (7.27%) CSS
2 8 (7.27%) HTML
3 6 (5.45%) .NET
4 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.55%) CSS3
4 5 (4.55%) Google Maps API
4 5 (4.55%) HTML5
4 5 (4.55%) jQuery
4 5 (4.55%) Web Services
5 4 (3.64%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.64%) FreeSWITCH
6 3 (2.73%) JSP
6 3 (2.73%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.64%) Computer Science
2 15 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.36%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.82%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.82%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (44.55%) Windows
2 48 (43.64%) Linux
3 19 (17.27%) Debian
4 14 (12.73%) Ubuntu
5 10 (9.09%) Unix
6 9 (8.18%) Windows Server
6 9 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (7.27%) Windows 10
7 8 (7.27%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.73%) OpenVMS
8 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.91%) Android
9 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.73%) Configuration Management
2 24 (21.82%) Open Source
3 20 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (17.27%) Task Automation
5 18 (16.36%) DevOps
6 14 (12.73%) Web Development
7 12 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (10.91%) Test Automation
8 11 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 10 (9.09%) ERP
9 10 (9.09%) ITIL
9 10 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (8.18%) Bioinformatics
10 9 (8.18%) Informatics
10 9 (8.18%) Mentoring
10 9 (8.18%) Software Engineering
10 9 (8.18%) Visualisation
11 8 (7.27%) Load Balancing
11 8 (7.27%) Server Monitoring
11 8 (7.27%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 41 (37.27%) Python
2 24 (21.82%) Ruby
2 24 (21.82%) SQL
3 19 (17.27%) Perl
3 19 (17.27%) Shell Script
4 17 (15.45%) JavaScript
5 15 (13.64%) C++
6 14 (12.73%) Java
7 13 (11.82%) C#
8 10 (9.09%) PowerShell
9 9 (8.18%) Bash Shell
9 9 (8.18%) Erlang
10 4 (3.64%) C
11 3 (2.73%) Pascal
12 1 (0.91%) PHP
12 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (38.18%) Degree
2 27 (24.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (8.18%) CCNP
4 9 (8.18%) Postgraduate
5 8 (7.27%) CCIE
6 7 (6.36%) CCMSE
6 7 (6.36%) CCSA
6 7 (6.36%) CCSE
6 7 (6.36%) JNCIE
7 5 (4.55%) CCNA
7 5 (4.55%) MCTS
7 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.82%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.91%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 29 (26.36%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.36%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (11.82%) Docker
5 10 (9.09%) Ceph
6 9 (8.18%) LXC
7 8 (7.27%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.73%) vCloud
8 3 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.73%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.82%) vSphere
10 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (31.82%) Puppet
2 17 (15.45%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (12.73%) Salt
4 12 (10.91%) Nagios
5 10 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS
5 10 (9.09%) Rsyslog
5 10 (9.09%) Terraform
6 9 (8.18%) Cacti
6 9 (8.18%) Grafana
6 9 (8.18%) Graphite
6 9 (8.18%) Munin
7 6 (5.45%) Ansible
8 5 (4.55%) Kubernetes
8 5 (4.55%) Mesos
9 2 (1.82%) Packer
9 2 (1.82%) SCOM
10 1 (0.91%) FreeIPA
10 1 (0.91%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.91%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.91%) vMotion
Vendors
1 37 (33.64%) Microsoft
2 32 (29.09%) VMware
3 11 (10.00%) Oracle
4 9 (8.18%) Cisco
5 8 (7.27%) F5
5 8 (7.27%) Google
5 8 (7.27%) Meraki
5 8 (7.27%) Qualys
5 8 (7.27%) SonicWALL
5 8 (7.27%) Webroot
6 7 (6.36%) CA
6 7 (6.36%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.36%) Fortinet
6 7 (6.36%) Juniper
6 7 (6.36%) Palo Alto
6 7 (6.36%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.45%) HP
7 6 (5.45%) Percona
7 6 (5.45%) Samsung
8 5 (4.55%) SAP