Period
to 21 October 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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1069 1070 1163
Rank change year-on-year +1 +93 -2
Permanent jobs citing VMS 109 152 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.080% 0.063%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 90 123 116
UK median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -29.17% +71.43%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £66,250 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -36.00% +78.57%

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 43316 47631 57631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.88% 24.93% 26.31%
Number of salaries quoted 34903 40417 48563
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 October 2017.

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 21 October 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 +17 102 £52,500 +23.53% 11
London +32 71 £55,000 -2.22% 7
UK excluding London -3 32 £42,500 +6.25% 4
South West -4 11 £50,000 +47.06% 1
South East +33 7 £50,000 +25.00%
East of England +16 5 £35,425 -43.32%
North of England +3 5 £38,750 -26.19% 2
North West -16 5 £38,750 -8.82% 2
Midlands +35 3 £26,000 -30.67% 1
West Midlands +14 2 £26,000 -30.67% 1
Wales - 2 £35,000 -
East Midlands +36 1 - -
Scotland -12 1 £32,500 -10.34%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 63 (57.80%) Windows
2 43 (39.45%) Microsoft
3 39 (35.78%) Linux
4 34 (31.19%) VMware
5 33 (30.28%) SQL
6 32 (29.36%) Active Directory
6 32 (29.36%) Degree
7 31 (28.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (24.77%) Amazon AWS
8 27 (24.77%) Puppet
9 26 (23.85%) Firewall
10 25 (22.94%) Python
11 24 (22.02%) Open Source
12 23 (21.10%) Computer Science
13 22 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (19.27%) Apache
14 21 (19.27%) TCP/IP
14 21 (19.27%) Configuration Management
15 19 (17.43%) VoIP
16 18 (16.51%) MS Exchange
16 18 (16.51%) DNS
16 18 (16.51%) Ruby
16 18 (16.51%) Debian
16 18 (16.51%) Virtual Machines
17 17 (15.60%) Data Centre
17 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
18 16 (14.68%) MySQL
18 16 (14.68%) VLAN
18 16 (14.68%) Git (software)
18 16 (14.68%) DevOps

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 21 (19.27%) Apache
2 18 (16.51%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.50%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.92%) CMS
7 1 (0.92%) IIS
7 1 (0.92%) Kentico
7 1 (0.92%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.92%) SAS
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (28.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (24.77%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (10.09%) Office 365
3 11 (10.09%) SaaS
4 8 (7.34%) Mimecast
4 8 (7.34%) OneDrive
4 8 (7.34%) OpenDNS
5 7 (6.42%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (6.42%) IaaS
6 6 (5.50%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (5.50%) Amazon S3
6 6 (5.50%) PaaS
7 3 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle CX
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.83%) Serverless
9 1 (0.92%) GitHub
9 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.92%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.85%) Firewall
2 21 (19.27%) TCP/IP
3 19 (17.43%) VoIP
4 18 (16.51%) DNS
5 16 (14.68%) VLAN
6 15 (13.76%) VPN
7 13 (11.93%) BGP
7 13 (11.93%) OSPF
7 13 (11.93%) SNMP
8 12 (11.01%) SAN
9 11 (10.09%) DHCP
10 9 (8.26%) Network Security
11 8 (7.34%) Kerberos
11 8 (7.34%) LDAP
11 8 (7.34%) Multicast
11 8 (7.34%) NAS
11 8 (7.34%) tcpdump
11 8 (7.34%) Wireless
11 8 (7.34%) WLAN
12 7 (6.42%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.68%) MySQL
3 11 (10.09%) Relational Database
4 10 (9.17%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.42%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.50%) InfluxDB
7 5 (4.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.67%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.67%) SAP HANA
8 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.83%) Big Data
11 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.92%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (14.68%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.76%) Subversion
3 11 (10.09%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.42%) Maven
5 4 (3.67%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.67%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.83%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (11.93%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) German Language
3 9 (8.26%) Marketing
3 9 (8.26%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.42%) Dutch Language
5 5 (4.59%) Legal
6 4 (3.67%) Back Office
6 4 (3.67%) Military
6 4 (3.67%) Retail
7 2 (1.83%) Electronics
8 1 (0.92%) Advertising
8 1 (0.92%) Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Billing
8 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (11.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (10.09%) Administrator
2 11 (10.09%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (9.17%) Applications Support
4 9 (8.26%) Consultant
5 8 (7.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) Analyst
5 8 (7.34%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (6.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.42%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.50%) Applications Consultant
7 6 (5.50%) Applications Support Consultant
7 6 (5.50%) Network Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Presales Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Support Consultant
7 6 (5.50%) Unix Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.50%) LAMP
1 6 (5.50%) Sensu
2 4 (3.67%) .NET
2 4 (3.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.67%) FreeSWITCH
2 4 (3.67%) Web Services
3 3 (2.75%) HTML
3 3 (2.75%) Middleware
3 3 (2.75%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.83%) CSS
4 2 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.83%) jQuery
4 2 (1.83%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.83%) REST
4 2 (1.83%) SignalR
4 2 (1.83%) SOAP
4 2 (1.83%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 1 (0.92%) J2EE
5 1 (0.92%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.10%) Computer Science
2 17 (15.60%) Data Centre
3 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (10.09%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.59%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.67%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.75%) CCTV
7 3 (2.75%) CLARiiON
7 3 (2.75%) Clustering
7 3 (2.75%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.75%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (2.75%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.75%) Fintech
7 3 (2.75%) Replication
7 3 (2.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (1.83%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (1.83%) Contactless
8 2 (1.83%) iPhone
8 2 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 63 (57.80%) Windows
2 39 (35.78%) Linux
3 18 (16.51%) Debian
4 13 (11.93%) Unix
5 12 (11.01%) Ubuntu
5 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (10.09%) Windows Server
7 10 (9.17%) Windows 10
7 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.75%) Solaris
11 2 (1.83%) Android
11 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.92%) CentOS
12 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.02%) Open Source
2 21 (19.27%) Configuration Management
3 16 (14.68%) DevOps
4 15 (13.76%) ERP
5 14 (12.84%) Task Automation
6 12 (11.01%) Presales
6 12 (11.01%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (10.09%) ITIL
8 10 (9.17%) High Availability
8 10 (9.17%) Service Delivery
9 9 (8.26%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (8.26%) Migration
9 9 (8.26%) WFM
10 8 (7.34%) Mentoring
10 8 (7.34%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (7.34%) Server Monitoring
11 7 (6.42%) Patch Management
11 7 (6.42%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (6.42%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.28%) SQL
2 25 (22.94%) Python
3 18 (16.51%) Ruby
4 11 (10.09%) Bash Shell
4 11 (10.09%) Shell Script
5 10 (9.17%) C#
5 10 (9.17%) C++
5 10 (9.17%) Java
5 10 (9.17%) PowerShell
6 7 (6.42%) Perl
7 6 (5.50%) Erlang
8 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.67%) VBA
9 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.92%) C
10 1 (0.92%) Go
Qualifications
1 32 (29.36%) Degree
2 15 (13.76%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (11.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (9.17%) CCNP
5 9 (8.26%) CCNA
6 8 (7.34%) CCIE
7 7 (6.42%) CISA
7 7 (6.42%) CISM
7 7 (6.42%) CISSP
8 5 (4.59%) CCMSE
8 5 (4.59%) CCSA
8 5 (4.59%) CCSE
8 5 (4.59%) CEH
8 5 (4.59%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.75%) GIAC
9 3 (2.75%) Master's Degree
9 3 (2.75%) SANS
9 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) PMO
2 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 32 (29.36%) Active Directory
2 22 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.51%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (10.09%) Docker
5 10 (9.17%) Hyper-V
6 8 (7.34%) Ceph
7 5 (4.59%) vSphere
8 4 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.75%) KVM
9 3 (2.75%) NFS
9 3 (2.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.92%) vCloud
10 1 (0.92%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (24.77%) Puppet
2 12 (11.01%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (7.34%) Oracle ZFS
3 8 (7.34%) Rsyslog
3 8 (7.34%) Salt
4 7 (6.42%) Ansible
4 7 (6.42%) Terraform
5 6 (5.50%) Cacti
5 6 (5.50%) Grafana
5 6 (5.50%) Graphite
5 6 (5.50%) Munin
5 6 (5.50%) Nagios
6 4 (3.67%) vCenter Server
6 4 (3.67%) vMotion
7 3 (2.75%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.75%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.75%) vRealize
8 2 (1.83%) CSIRT
8 2 (1.83%) Mesos
8 2 (1.83%) Packer
Vendors
1 43 (39.45%) Microsoft
2 34 (31.19%) VMware
3 15 (13.76%) Cisco
4 14 (12.84%) Oracle
5 11 (10.09%) Red Hat
6 9 (8.26%) SAP
7 8 (7.34%) Meraki
7 8 (7.34%) Qualys
7 8 (7.34%) SonicWALL
7 8 (7.34%) Webroot
8 7 (6.42%) HP
8 7 (6.42%) Percona
8 7 (6.42%) Samsung
9 5 (4.59%) CA
9 5 (4.59%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.59%) F5
9 5 (4.59%) Fortinet
9 5 (4.59%) Juniper
9 5 (4.59%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.67%) Dell