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 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 852 908
Rank change year-on-year +23 +56  
Permanent jobs citing VMS 58 73 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.074% 0.061%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.27% 0.29% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 49 63 46
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -10.99%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £29,200 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £39,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.59% -16.84%  

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 21796 25284 28696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.87% 25.72% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 18172 21485 24012
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,500 £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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +52 57 £50,000 +17.64% 11
London +49 33 £57,500 +9.52% 8
East of England +12 13 £32,159 -48.54% 2
City of London +13 9 £56,250 +4.65% 3
Essex - 8 £32,159 - 1
South East +34 5 £50,000 +25.00%
Hertfordshire +6 5 £47,500 -24.00% 1
Saffron Walden - 5 £32,159 - 1
St Albans - 5 £47,500 - 1
Durham - 3 £42,500 - 1
Stockton-on-Tees - 3 £42,500 -
North East - 3 £42,500 - 1
Westminster - 3 £50,000 -
South West -11 2 £45,000 +28.57%
Surrey +29 1 £100,000 +185.71%
West Midlands +19 1 - -
Gloucestershire -3 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Hampshire -5 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Manchester -25 1 - -
North West -30 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Street - 1 £50,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £50,000 -
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 45 (39.47%) Linux
2 44 (38.60%) Windows
2 44 (38.60%) Microsoft
3 36 (31.58%) Degree
4 35 (30.70%) VMware
5 34 (29.82%) Python
5 34 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (28.95%) Git (software)
7 31 (27.19%) Computer Science
7 31 (27.19%) Active Directory
8 29 (25.44%) SQL
8 29 (25.44%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (21.93%) Firewall
9 25 (21.93%) Puppet
10 24 (21.05%) JavaScript
11 23 (20.18%) Apache
12 22 (19.30%) Perl
13 21 (18.42%) Cisco
14 20 (17.54%) Ruby
15 19 (16.67%) DNS
15 19 (16.67%) HP
16 18 (15.79%) MS Exchange
16 18 (15.79%) Migration
16 18 (15.79%) Open Source
16 18 (15.79%) Hyper-V
16 18 (15.79%) Data Centre
17 17 (14.91%) DevOps
17 17 (14.91%) Continuous Integration

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 23 (20.18%) Apache
2 18 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 11 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (8.77%) Apache Spark
5 7 (6.14%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.39%) CMS
6 5 (4.39%) Kentico
7 2 (1.75%) Drupal
7 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.88%) Confluence
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (7.89%) SAP SCM
1 9 (7.89%) SAP SD
2 5 (4.39%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 34 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.77%) Amazon ELB
3 10 (8.77%) Amazon S3
3 10 (8.77%) GitHub
4 9 (7.89%) SaaS
5 8 (7.02%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (7.02%) Office 365
6 6 (5.26%) IaaS
7 5 (4.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (3.51%) PaaS
9 3 (2.63%) Akamai
9 3 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.75%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (1.75%) G Suite
10 2 (1.75%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (1.75%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.75%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.75%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.93%) Firewall
2 19 (16.67%) DNS
3 16 (14.04%) VoIP
4 14 (12.28%) DHCP
5 13 (11.40%) BGP
5 13 (11.40%) OSPF
5 13 (11.40%) SNMP
5 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
5 13 (11.40%) VLAN
6 12 (10.53%) VPN
7 11 (9.65%) iSCSI
8 10 (8.77%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (8.77%) Network Security
9 9 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (7.89%) Internet
10 8 (7.02%) LDAP
10 8 (7.02%) SAN
11 7 (6.14%) PPP
11 7 (6.14%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (6.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.16%) Relational Database
2 13 (11.40%) MySQL
2 13 (11.40%) NoSQL
2 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
3 12 (10.53%) MongoDB
4 10 (8.77%) CouchDB
5 7 (6.14%) InfluxDB
6 6 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.75%) Big Data
8 2 (1.75%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.75%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.88%) QlikView
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (28.95%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.04%) Subversion
3 9 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.89%) Maven
4 5 (4.39%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.51%) JIRA
6 3 (2.63%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.75%) Selenium
7 2 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.75%) Trac
8 1 (0.88%) Ant
8 1 (0.88%) Gradle
8 1 (0.88%) Grunt
8 1 (0.88%) gulp
8 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.88%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.88%) webpack
General
1 14 (12.28%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.89%) Automotive
3 9 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.26%) Electronics
5 4 (3.51%) Back Office
5 4 (3.51%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.75%) Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) German Language
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Military
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (16.67%) Developer
2 16 (14.04%) Senior Developer
3 13 (11.40%) Consultant
4 11 (9.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) Senior Software Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Software Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Technical Specialist
6 9 (7.89%) Network Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (7.89%) SAP SD Consultant
6 9 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) VMware Specialist
8 7 (6.14%) Administrator
8 7 (6.14%) Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Unix Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) CSS
1 12 (10.53%) HTML
2 11 (9.65%) Node.js
3 10 (8.77%) CPAN
3 10 (8.77%) DBIx::Class
3 10 (8.77%) Express
3 10 (8.77%) jQuery
3 10 (8.77%) Moose
4 8 (7.02%) .NET
5 7 (6.14%) Google Maps API
5 7 (6.14%) HTML5
5 7 (6.14%) LAMP
5 7 (6.14%) Sensu
5 7 (6.14%) Web Services
6 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.39%) CSS3
6 5 (4.39%) J2EE
6 5 (4.39%) JSP
6 5 (4.39%) Struts
7 2 (1.75%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 31 (27.19%) Computer Science
2 18 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 9 (7.89%) PKI
5 8 (7.02%) Public Cloud
6 7 (6.14%) Management Information System
7 6 (5.26%) Hedge funds
8 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.63%) Blog
9 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.63%) Social Media
10 2 (1.75%) AS400
10 2 (1.75%) Replication
10 2 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.75%) VAX
11 1 (0.88%) CCTV
11 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.47%) Linux
2 44 (38.60%) Windows
3 15 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (8.77%) Ubuntu
7 10 (8.77%) Unix
7 10 (8.77%) Windows 2000
7 10 (8.77%) Windows NT
8 8 (7.02%) Debian
9 3 (2.63%) OpenVMS
9 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.63%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.75%) Android
10 2 (1.75%) CentOS
10 2 (1.75%) Fedora
10 2 (1.75%) Solaris
10 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.79%) Migration
1 18 (15.79%) Open Source
2 17 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (14.91%) DevOps
3 16 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (13.16%) Configuration Management
4 15 (13.16%) Web Development
5 14 (12.28%) ITIL
5 14 (12.28%) Test Automation
6 13 (11.40%) Task Automation
7 10 (8.77%) Bioinformatics
7 10 (8.77%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 10 (8.77%) Informatics
7 10 (8.77%) Load Balancing
7 10 (8.77%) Scrum
7 10 (8.77%) Visualisation
8 9 (7.89%) Logistics
8 9 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 9 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.02%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.82%) Python
2 29 (25.44%) SQL
3 24 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 22 (19.30%) Perl
5 20 (17.54%) Ruby
6 16 (14.04%) PowerShell
7 15 (13.16%) Java
8 11 (9.65%) C#
9 10 (8.77%) C++
9 10 (8.77%) Shell Script
9 10 (8.77%) VB
10 7 (6.14%) Erlang
11 6 (5.26%) PHP
12 5 (4.39%) C
13 4 (3.51%) Bash Shell
14 3 (2.63%) Pascal
14 3 (2.63%) VBScript
15 2 (1.75%) AWK
15 2 (1.75%) sed
16 1 (0.88%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (31.58%) Degree
2 13 (11.40%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (9.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (8.77%) CCNP
4 10 (8.77%) Postgraduate
5 8 (7.02%) CCIE
5 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.02%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (6.14%) CCMSE
6 7 (6.14%) CCSA
6 7 (6.14%) CCSE
6 7 (6.14%) JNCIE
7 5 (4.39%) CCNA
7 5 (4.39%) MCTS
8 4 (3.51%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.75%) MCAD
9 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.88%) MCSA
10 1 (0.88%) MCSE
10 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.75%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 33 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (27.19%) Active Directory
3 29 (25.44%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (15.79%) Hyper-V
5 14 (12.28%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (11.40%) vCloud
6 13 (11.40%) vSphere
6 13 (11.40%) XenDesktop
7 11 (9.65%) Docker
8 10 (8.77%) LXC
8 10 (8.77%) NFS
9 8 (7.02%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (7.02%) ISA Server
9 8 (7.02%) UAG
9 8 (7.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (5.26%) Ceph
11 2 (1.75%) iptables
11 2 (1.75%) KVM
11 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (21.93%) Puppet
2 15 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (10.53%) Nagios
3 12 (10.53%) Salt
4 11 (9.65%) vCenter Server
4 11 (9.65%) vMotion
5 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (7.02%) Ansible
6 8 (7.02%) Graphite
6 8 (7.02%) Terraform
6 8 (7.02%) WMI
7 7 (6.14%) Cacti
7 7 (6.14%) Grafana
7 7 (6.14%) Munin
8 6 (5.26%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (5.26%) Rsyslog
9 3 (2.63%) Kubernetes
9 3 (2.63%) Mesos
9 3 (2.63%) SCOM
10 2 (1.75%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 44 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 35 (30.70%) VMware
3 21 (18.42%) Cisco
4 19 (16.67%) HP
5 15 (13.16%) SAP
6 13 (11.40%) Citrix
7 10 (8.77%) Google
7 10 (8.77%) Veritas
8 8 (7.02%) F5
9 7 (6.14%) CA
9 7 (6.14%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.14%) Fortinet
9 7 (6.14%) Juniper
9 7 (6.14%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.51%) Huawei
10 4 (3.51%) Remedy
11 3 (2.63%) Dell
11 3 (2.63%) IBM
11 3 (2.63%) Panasonic
11 3 (2.63%) SonicWALL
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Modis International
Posted: 16 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
MaxAd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Dell
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £80,000 to £120,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago