Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 903 955 1082
Rank change year-on-year +52 +127 +8
Permanent jobs citing VMS 155 192 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.069%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.51% 0.52% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 116 149 94
UK median annual salary £56,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 30,164 36,961 43,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.66% 23.17% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24,073 29,677 35,535
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,250 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.01% +3.75% -

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 12 December 2019.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 11 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 12 December 2019. 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 +48 143 £56,000 -6.67% 27
UK excluding London +55 83 £45,000 +5.88% 22
London +60 68 £71,250 -9.52% 9
South East +58 47 £54,500 +28.24% 6
North of England +54 15 £65,000 +78.08% 6
North West - 15 £65,000 - 5
Midlands +44 13 £30,000 -22.08% 1
West Midlands +38 13 £30,000 -57.14% 1
Scotland +19 5 £41,500 -7.78% 4
Wales +4 2 - -
East of England +49 1 £23,500 -45.98% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, IT jobs citing VMS 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 VMS.

1 81 (52.26%) Azure
2 73 (47.10%) Windows
3 68 (43.87%) SQL Server
4 63 (40.65%) Microsoft
5 59 (38.06%) DevOps
6 57 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (36.77%) AWS
7 50 (32.26%) SQL
8 48 (30.97%) Python
9 45 (29.03%) C#
10 39 (25.16%) Linux
10 39 (25.16%) Windows Server
11 38 (24.52%) Docker
11 38 (24.52%) PowerShell
12 37 (23.87%) Active Directory
12 37 (23.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 36 (23.23%) Degree
14 35 (22.58%) Office 365
14 35 (22.58%) .NET
15 34 (21.94%) Firewall
15 34 (21.94%) Jenkins
16 33 (21.29%) Finance
17 32 (20.65%) Mentoring
18 30 (19.35%) VMware
19 29 (18.71%) Ansible
19 29 (18.71%) Terraform
20 28 (18.06%) JavaScript
21 27 (17.42%) HTML
21 27 (17.42%) Replication
21 27 (17.42%) Windows 10

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 11 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.58%) Adobe Captivate
2 4 (2.58%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.52%) SAP SD
2 4 (2.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.29%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 81 (52.26%) Azure
2 57 (36.77%) AWS
3 35 (22.58%) Office 365
4 21 (13.55%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (11.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (10.32%) Sumo Logic
7 13 (8.39%) Power Platform
8 10 (6.45%) IaaS
9 9 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (5.16%) OneDrive
11 6 (3.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (3.23%) Amazon Glacier
12 5 (3.23%) Amazon S3
12 5 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (3.23%) WhatsApp
13 4 (2.58%) PaaS
14 1 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.94%) Firewall
2 22 (14.19%) SAN
3 21 (13.55%) NAS
4 19 (12.26%) VLAN
5 17 (10.97%) TCP/IP
6 15 (9.68%) iSCSI
7 14 (9.03%) LAN
8 11 (7.10%) Network Security
9 10 (6.45%) VPN
9 10 (6.45%) WAN
10 8 (5.16%) DNS
11 7 (4.52%) VSAN
12 6 (3.87%) HTTP
12 6 (3.87%) Internet
13 5 (3.23%) FTP
13 5 (3.23%) SMTP
13 5 (3.23%) SSH
14 4 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
15 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
15 1 (0.65%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (43.87%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.19%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (8.39%) Power BI
4 3 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.65%) Redis
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 34 (21.94%) Jenkins
2 16 (10.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (6.45%) Fiddler
3 10 (6.45%) LINQPad
3 10 (6.45%) Postman
4 8 (5.16%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.87%) Vagrant
6 5 (3.23%) Subversion
7 4 (2.58%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.58%) JIRA
7 4 (2.58%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.58%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 2 (1.29%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.29%) Selenium
8 2 (1.29%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.65%) GitLab
9 1 (0.65%) Gradle
9 1 (0.65%) JUnit
9 1 (0.65%) Maven
9 1 (0.65%) TestNG
General
1 33 (21.29%) Finance
2 5 (3.23%) Billing
3 4 (2.58%) Multimedia
3 4 (2.58%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.94%) Electronics
4 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Military
5 1 (0.65%) Publishing
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (21.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (13.55%) Azure Engineer
4 20 (12.90%) Developer
5 16 (10.32%) Senior DevOps
5 16 (10.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 15 (9.68%) Architect
6 15 (9.68%) Release Engineer
7 14 (9.03%) IT Engineer
8 12 (7.74%) Analyst
9 11 (7.10%) Azure DevOps
9 11 (7.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 10 (6.45%) Development Manager
10 10 (6.45%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (6.45%) Lead Developer
10 10 (6.45%) Senior Developer
11 9 (5.81%) .NET Team Leader
11 9 (5.81%) Support Engineer
12 7 (4.52%) SAP Analyst
12 7 (4.52%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (22.58%) .NET
2 27 (17.42%) HTML
3 26 (16.77%) CSS
3 26 (16.77%) RESTful
4 2 (1.29%) jQuery
5 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.65%) ADO
5 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.65%) CSS3
5 1 (0.65%) Express
5 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.65%) HTML5
5 1 (0.65%) Modernizr
5 1 (0.65%) Node.js
5 1 (0.65%) Nunjucks
5 1 (0.65%) Sass
5 1 (0.65%) Spring
5 1 (0.65%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.42%) Replication
2 24 (15.48%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.45%) Enterprise Cloud
4 9 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.52%) PKI
6 6 (3.87%) Virtual Team
7 5 (3.23%) CMDB
8 4 (2.58%) e-Learning
8 4 (2.58%) Video Editing
9 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.94%) Clustering
10 2 (1.29%) CCTV
10 2 (1.29%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.29%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.29%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 73 (47.10%) Windows
2 39 (25.16%) Linux
2 39 (25.16%) Windows Server
3 27 (17.42%) Windows 10
4 8 (5.16%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.58%) Android
6 4 (2.58%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.94%) CentOS
8 2 (1.29%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (38.06%) DevOps
2 57 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (20.65%) Mentoring
4 25 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 24 (15.48%) Process Improvement
6 22 (14.19%) API Integration
7 21 (13.55%) Computer Science
8 16 (10.32%) Infrastructure Automation
9 15 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (9.68%) Data Management
9 15 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (9.03%) Change Control
11 13 (8.39%) Change Management
12 12 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (7.10%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (7.10%) Time Management
14 9 (5.81%) Project Delivery
14 9 (5.81%) Test Automation
15 8 (5.16%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (5.16%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 50 (32.26%) SQL
2 48 (30.97%) Python
3 45 (29.03%) C#
4 38 (24.52%) PowerShell
5 28 (18.06%) JavaScript
6 25 (16.13%) PHP
7 16 (10.32%) Shell Script
8 13 (8.39%) Java
9 7 (4.52%) ABAP
10 6 (3.87%) Perl
11 5 (3.23%) Groovy
11 5 (3.23%) Ruby
12 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.65%) Java 8
13 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (23.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (23.23%) Degree
3 25 (16.13%) MCSD
4 21 (13.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (10.32%) Security Cleared
6 10 (6.45%) AWS Certification
7 9 (5.81%) MCSA
7 9 (5.81%) SC Cleared
8 8 (5.16%) CCNA
8 8 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.87%) ISTQB
10 5 (3.23%) MCSE
11 4 (2.58%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.58%) HND
11 4 (2.58%) MCP
12 2 (1.29%) ISEB
13 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) NCSC
System Software
1 38 (24.52%) Docker
2 37 (23.87%) Active Directory
3 24 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.74%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (5.16%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.16%) vCloud
5 8 (5.16%) vSphere
6 2 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.65%) XenApp
7 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (18.71%) Ansible
1 29 (18.71%) Terraform
2 18 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (11.61%) Puppet
3 16 (10.32%) Packer
4 11 (7.10%) SCCM
5 10 (6.45%) Kibana
6 6 (3.87%) Nagios
6 6 (3.87%) vRealize
7 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.58%) Sysprep
8 2 (1.29%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.65%) Cloudify
9 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (40.65%) Microsoft
2 30 (19.35%) VMware
3 25 (16.13%) Sitecore
4 21 (13.55%) Citrix
5 17 (10.97%) Veeam
6 16 (10.32%) AppDynamics
7 15 (9.68%) Veritas
8 8 (5.16%) SAP
9 7 (4.52%) Oracle
10 6 (3.87%) Cisco
10 6 (3.87%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.23%) Cognos
11 5 (3.23%) Remedy
12 4 (2.58%) Adobe
12 4 (2.58%) Atlassian
12 4 (2.58%) Xamarin
13 2 (1.29%) Dell
13 2 (1.29%) F5
14 1 (0.65%) BT
14 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com