Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 964 1096 1137
Rank change year-on-year +132 +41 +55
Permanent jobs citing VMS 216 115 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.065% 0.076%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.53% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 187 90 124
UK median annual salary £70,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,837 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £76,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.67% - -25.00%

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 40,485 43,570 51,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.12% 24.57% 25.60%
Number of salaries quoted 32,591 35,889 44,137
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,210 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.52% - +3.90%

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 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 13 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 20 July 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 +133 213 £70,000 +40.00% 44
London +104 159 £75,000 +33.33% 21
UK excluding London +9 52 £38,500 +2.67% 23
South East +5 19 £37,500 -25.00% 5
North of England +18 12 £35,000 -17.65% 12
East of England +1 10 £42,950 +33.56% 4
Yorkshire - 10 £35,750 - 5
Midlands -1 6 £53,750 +7.50%
West Midlands +19 5 £60,000 +20.00%
South West +2 4 £37,500 -25.00% 2
North East -26 2 £34,250 -19.41% 4
East Midlands +9 1 £37,500 -
Wales +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 127 (58.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (54.63%) SQL
3 113 (52.31%) Linux
4 104 (48.15%) Git (software)
5 102 (47.22%) Amazon AWS
6 101 (46.76%) Finance
7 90 (41.67%) Docker
8 84 (38.89%) Test Automation
9 82 (37.96%) Windows
10 70 (32.41%) Kubernetes
11 68 (31.48%) Banking
11 68 (31.48%) Virtual Machines
12 67 (31.02%) PostgreSQL
13 65 (30.09%) Cloud Computing
13 65 (30.09%) Redis
14 63 (29.17%) Amazon EC2
15 62 (28.70%) NoSQL
15 62 (28.70%) Docker Swarm
15 62 (28.70%) Blockchain
16 61 (28.24%) GitHub
16 61 (28.24%) MySQL
17 60 (27.78%) Node.js
17 60 (27.78%) Smart Contracts
18 59 (27.31%) Jest
18 59 (27.31%) Enzyme
18 59 (27.31%) Chai
18 59 (27.31%) Amazon S3
18 59 (27.31%) Mocha
18 59 (27.31%) API Development
18 59 (27.31%) API Design

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 56 (25.93%) Ethereum
2 13 (6.02%) OpenStack
3 9 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.78%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.31%) Apache
5 5 (2.31%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.39%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.93%) nginx
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.93%) SAS
7 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.46%) IIS
8 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (9.26%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (58.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (47.22%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (30.09%) Cloud Computing
4 63 (29.17%) Amazon EC2
5 61 (28.24%) GitHub
6 59 (27.31%) Amazon S3
7 38 (17.59%) IaaS
8 24 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (7.87%) PaaS
10 12 (5.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 10 (4.63%) Office 365
12 3 (1.39%) SaaS
13 2 (0.93%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.93%) Taleo
14 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.46%) OpenDNS
14 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.87%) DNS
2 16 (7.41%) Firewall
3 13 (6.02%) WAN
4 12 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.17%) DHCP
5 9 (4.17%) LAN
6 8 (3.70%) SSL
6 8 (3.70%) Wireless
7 7 (3.24%) FTP
7 7 (3.24%) SSH
8 6 (2.78%) VPN
9 5 (2.31%) SAN
9 5 (2.31%) VLAN
10 4 (1.85%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.85%) IPsec
10 4 (1.85%) NAS
10 4 (1.85%) Network Security
11 3 (1.39%) HTTP
11 3 (1.39%) RTP
12 2 (0.93%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (31.02%) PostgreSQL
2 65 (30.09%) Redis
3 62 (28.70%) Blockchain
3 62 (28.70%) NoSQL
4 61 (28.24%) MySQL
5 52 (24.07%) SQL Server
6 36 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (16.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (14.35%) Relational Database
9 22 (10.19%) Azure SQL Database
10 18 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (5.09%) MongoDB
12 10 (4.63%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (2.78%) Aerospike
16 5 (2.31%) RDBMS
17 4 (1.85%) Big Data
17 4 (1.85%) Power BI
18 3 (1.39%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 104 (48.15%) Git (software)
2 59 (27.31%) Mocha
3 42 (19.44%) Jenkins
4 39 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (14.81%) Subversion
6 29 (13.43%) MSBuild
7 28 (12.96%) Visual Studio
8 21 (9.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 17 (7.87%) CruiseControl
9 17 (7.87%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (3.24%) Artifactory
11 7 (3.24%) JMeter
11 7 (3.24%) NUnit
11 7 (3.24%) Selenium
11 7 (3.24%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.93%) Maven
12 2 (0.93%) Metasploit
13 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 101 (46.76%) Finance
2 68 (31.48%) Banking
3 55 (25.46%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.09%) Marketing
5 6 (2.78%) Games
6 3 (1.39%) Electronics
6 3 (1.39%) Retail
7 2 (0.93%) Advertising
7 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.93%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 92 (42.59%) Developer
2 45 (20.83%) Blockchain Developer
3 35 (16.20%) Backend Developer
4 27 (12.50%) Node.js Developer
5 24 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 23 (10.65%) Administrator
7 17 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (6.94%) Senior Backend Developer
9 14 (6.48%) Architect
9 14 (6.48%) Linux Administrator
9 14 (6.48%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (6.02%) Analyst
10 13 (6.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 12 (5.56%) Consultant
12 11 (5.09%) Lead Developer
13 10 (4.63%) .NET Developer
13 10 (4.63%) Build Engineer
13 10 (4.63%) SQL Developer
13 10 (4.63%) SQL Server Developer
13 10 (4.63%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (27.78%) Node.js
1 60 (27.78%) Smart Contracts
2 59 (27.31%) Chai
2 59 (27.31%) Enzyme
2 59 (27.31%) Jest
3 56 (25.93%) Truffle
3 56 (25.93%) web3js
4 43 (19.91%) .NET
5 35 (16.20%) CSS
5 35 (16.20%) HTML
6 27 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 21 (9.72%) Web Services
8 18 (8.33%) WCF
9 17 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (7.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 17 (7.87%) WinForms
10 14 (6.48%) Kafka
11 9 (4.17%) LDAP
11 9 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 56 (25.93%) Bitcoin
2 18 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 14 (6.48%) Private Cloud
4 12 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.56%) Fintech
5 9 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.78%) Spread Betting
7 5 (2.31%) CCTV
7 5 (2.31%) Clustering
7 5 (2.31%) Robotics
7 5 (2.31%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.39%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.93%) Replication
10 2 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 113 (52.31%) Linux
2 82 (37.96%) Windows
3 18 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 13 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.56%) CentOS
6 8 (3.70%) Debian
6 8 (3.70%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.78%) Solaris
8 5 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.85%) AIX
9 4 (1.85%) OpenVMS
9 4 (1.85%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.39%) Unix
11 2 (0.93%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.46%) Android
12 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (38.89%) Test Automation
2 59 (27.31%) API Design
2 59 (27.31%) API Development
3 56 (25.93%) Front End Development
4 51 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (23.61%) DevOps
5 44 (20.37%) Data Security
5 44 (20.37%) Identity Management
5 44 (20.37%) KYC
6 37 (17.13%) Configuration Management
7 35 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (13.89%) Software Engineering
9 28 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (9.72%) Deployment Automation
11 20 (9.26%) Open Source
11 20 (9.26%) TDD
12 19 (8.80%) Analytics
13 18 (8.33%) MVC
13 18 (8.33%) SDLC
14 17 (7.87%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 118 (54.63%) SQL
2 57 (26.39%) ES6
2 57 (26.39%) Solidity
3 45 (20.83%) PowerShell
3 45 (20.83%) Python
4 36 (16.67%) C#
5 31 (14.35%) T-SQL
6 20 (9.26%) Shell Script
7 17 (7.87%) Java
8 16 (7.41%) Go
8 16 (7.41%) Ruby
8 16 (7.41%) Rust
9 14 (6.48%) JavaScript
10 13 (6.02%) Apple Swift
10 13 (6.02%) C++
10 13 (6.02%) Elixir
10 13 (6.02%) Haskell
10 13 (6.02%) Lua
10 13 (6.02%) Objective-C
10 13 (6.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (15.28%) Degree
2 4 (1.85%) CISSP
3 3 (1.39%) CEH
3 3 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (0.93%) CCSP
4 2 (0.93%) CHFI
4 2 (0.93%) CISA
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.93%) CISM
4 2 (0.93%) ECIH
4 2 (0.93%) GCIH
4 2 (0.93%) GIAC
4 2 (0.93%) OSCE
4 2 (0.93%) OSCP
4 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) VCP4
5 1 (0.46%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.78%) PCI DSS
1 6 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.31%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) GDPR
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 90 (41.67%) Docker
2 68 (31.48%) Virtual Machines
3 35 (16.20%) Active Directory
4 20 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (6.02%) KVM
6 12 (5.56%) iptables
7 11 (5.09%) QEMU
8 7 (3.24%) Hyper-V
8 7 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (2.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.93%) Ceph
10 2 (0.93%) Firmware
10 2 (0.93%) HDFS
10 2 (0.93%) NFS
10 2 (0.93%) Varnish
10 2 (0.93%) vSphere
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.46%) Samba
11 1 (0.46%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 70 (32.41%) Kubernetes
2 62 (28.70%) Docker Swarm
3 32 (14.81%) Puppet
4 28 (12.96%) Ansible
5 17 (7.87%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.31%) Ambari
7 4 (1.85%) Nessus
8 3 (1.39%) Cacti
8 3 (1.39%) Kibana
8 3 (1.39%) logstash
8 3 (1.39%) Nagios
8 3 (1.39%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.39%) yum
9 2 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.93%) Nmap
9 2 (0.93%) Oozie
9 2 (0.93%) OpenVAS
9 2 (0.93%) Terraform
9 2 (0.93%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.04%) Oracle
2 26 (12.04%) VMware
3 14 (6.48%) Splunk
4 9 (4.17%) Google
5 7 (3.24%) Automation Anywhere
5 7 (3.24%) Blue Prism
5 7 (3.24%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.31%) EMC
7 4 (1.85%) IBM
8 3 (1.39%) Cisco
8 3 (1.39%) Qualys
8 3 (1.39%) SAP
9 2 (0.93%) AlienVault
9 2 (0.93%) Juniper
9 2 (0.93%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.93%) Pega
9 2 (0.93%) UiPath
9 2 (0.93%) Veeam
9 2 (0.93%) Xamarin