Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 622 933 987
Rank change year-on-year +311 +54 +108
Permanent jobs citing VMS 65 135 190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.099% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.61% 0.43% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 55 112 158
Median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -23.08% +23.81%
10th Percentile £45,100 £29,000 £36,600
90th Percentile £85,000 £73,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year -6.98% -1.15% +2.35%

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 10,639 31,340 37,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.40% 22.93% 22.96%
Number of salaries quoted 8,804 24,908 30,413
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% - +2.50%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the UK

VMS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VMS.

Salary trend for VMS in the UK

VMS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMS over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 +312 62 £65,000 +30.00% 18
London +252 46 £78,750 +40.63% 2
Work from Home +22 22 £60,000 +41.18% 2
UK excluding London +250 7 £40,000 -6.98% 15
South West - 3 £39,500 - 1
South East +179 1 £60,000 +12.68% 3
North of England +170 1 £65,000 +100.00% 1
North West +122 1 £65,000 +100.00%
Midlands +120 1 £30,875 +2.92% 7
West Midlands +98 1 £30,875 +2.92% 3
Scotland +92 1 - -

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (44.62%) Azure
3 28 (43.08%) Kubernetes
4 27 (41.54%) Docker
5 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
6 21 (32.31%) Linux
6 21 (32.31%) DevOps
7 20 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 19 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (29.23%) Office 365
8 19 (29.23%) Microservices
8 19 (29.23%) Python
8 19 (29.23%) Windows
8 19 (29.23%) Active Directory
9 18 (27.69%) JIRA
9 18 (27.69%) PowerShell
9 18 (27.69%) Open Source
9 18 (27.69%) Confluence
10 17 (26.15%) Software Engineering
10 17 (26.15%) Degree
10 17 (26.15%) SQL
11 16 (24.62%) AWS
12 14 (21.54%) Vagrant
12 14 (21.54%) Dependency Injection
12 14 (21.54%) NoSQL
12 14 (21.54%) Java
12 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
12 14 (21.54%) TDD
13 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
13 13 (20.00%) Ansible

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 18 (27.69%) Confluence
2 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 8 (12.31%) IIS
4 7 (10.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 29 (44.62%) Azure
2 19 (29.23%) Office 365
3 16 (24.62%) AWS
4 10 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (12.31%) PaaS
5 8 (12.31%) SaaS
6 7 (10.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (10.77%) IaaS
7 5 (7.69%) GCP
8 4 (6.15%) OneDrive
9 3 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (4.62%) GitHub
9 3 (4.62%) Route 53
9 3 (4.62%) Serverless
10 2 (3.08%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
10 2 (3.08%) Power Platform
10 2 (3.08%) Slack
11 1 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (1.54%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) DNS
2 7 (10.77%) Firewall
3 4 (6.15%) iSCSI
3 4 (6.15%) Network Security
3 4 (6.15%) SAN
3 4 (6.15%) VPN
3 4 (6.15%) WebEx
4 3 (4.62%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (4.62%) Internet
4 3 (4.62%) SMTP
4 3 (4.62%) SNMP
4 3 (4.62%) VLAN
5 2 (3.08%) DHCP
5 2 (3.08%) LAN
5 2 (3.08%) NAS
6 1 (1.54%) FCoE
6 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.54%) VoIP
6 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) NoSQL
2 12 (18.46%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
4 8 (12.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (9.23%) KDB
5 6 (9.23%) Kdb+
5 6 (9.23%) Relational Database
6 5 (7.69%) InfluxDB
7 3 (4.62%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (3.08%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (3.08%) Power BI
8 2 (3.08%) Redis
8 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (27.69%) JIRA
2 14 (21.54%) Vagrant
3 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (18.46%) JUnit
4 12 (18.46%) Mockito
5 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
5 6 (9.23%) GitLab
5 6 (9.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (7.69%) Selenium
7 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (18.46%) Developer
2 12 (18.46%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Architect
6 6 (9.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Data Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (6.15%) IT Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) Apache Camel
1 12 (18.46%) Drools
1 12 (18.46%) JAX-RS
1 12 (18.46%) JMS
1 12 (18.46%) Node.js
1 12 (18.46%) React
1 12 (18.46%) REST
1 12 (18.46%) RESTful
1 12 (18.46%) Spring
1 12 (18.46%) Spring Integration
1 12 (18.46%) WireMock
2 6 (9.23%) Dask
3 5 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.08%) .NET
4 2 (3.08%) CSS
4 2 (3.08%) HTML
4 2 (3.08%) HTML5
5 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.31%) Blog
2 8 (12.31%) PKI
2 8 (12.31%) Social Media
3 7 (10.77%) NHS
3 7 (10.77%) Public Cloud
3 7 (10.77%) Virtual Team
4 6 (9.23%) Cloud Native
5 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 4 (6.15%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (6.15%) Spread Betting
6 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.08%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.54%) Handset
7 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.31%) Linux
2 19 (29.23%) Windows
3 6 (9.23%) Debian
3 6 (9.23%) Unix
4 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.15%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (3.08%) Android
7 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.54%) CentOS
8 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.31%) DevOps
3 20 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 19 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (29.23%) Microservices
5 18 (27.69%) Open Source
6 17 (26.15%) Software Engineering
7 14 (21.54%) Dependency Injection
7 14 (21.54%) TDD
8 12 (18.46%) CQRS
8 12 (18.46%) Domain-Driven Design
8 12 (18.46%) MVC
8 12 (18.46%) Pair Programming
8 12 (18.46%) Unit Testing
9 10 (15.38%) Computer Science
9 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (12.31%) Ticket Management
12 7 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) Python
2 18 (27.69%) PowerShell
3 17 (26.15%) SQL
4 14 (21.54%) Java
4 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
5 12 (18.46%) Java 8
6 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
6 9 (13.85%) Shell Script
7 5 (7.69%) Perl
8 4 (6.15%) C#
9 1 (1.54%) C++
9 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (26.15%) Degree
2 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
2 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.77%) AWS Certification
4 2 (3.08%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.54%) CISSP
5 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (41.54%) Docker
2 19 (29.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (12.31%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (7.69%) Firmware
4 5 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (6.15%) NFS
6 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.08%) vSphere
7 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (43.08%) Kubernetes
2 13 (20.00%) Ansible
3 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (12.31%) Terraform
5 7 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (10.77%) Puppet
6 6 (9.23%) Rancher
7 5 (7.69%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (7.69%) Grafana
7 5 (7.69%) Graylog
7 5 (7.69%) Prometheus
8 3 (4.62%) systemd
9 2 (3.08%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.54%) SCCM
10 1 (1.54%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.92%) Oracle
3 7 (10.77%) BeyondTrust
4 6 (9.23%) Sybase
5 4 (6.15%) Dell
6 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.08%) HP
7 2 (3.08%) NetApp
7 2 (3.08%) SAP
7 2 (3.08%) VMware
7 2 (3.08%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.54%) Cisco
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix
8 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.54%) Google
8 1 (1.54%) Juniper
8 1 (1.54%) Kaseya
8 1 (1.54%) Meraki
8 1 (1.54%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.54%) WatchGuard