Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 963 964 1110
Rank change year-on-year +1 +146 -23
Permanent jobs citing VMS 114 208 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.13% 0.060%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.55% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 92 169 90
UK median annual salary £45,000 £70,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.71% +35.92% +21.18%
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,400 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £92,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%

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 32,112 37,945 43,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.94% 22.95% 24.90%
Number of salaries quoted 25,328 30,619 35,336
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,235 £25,225 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,210 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.97% +0.52% -

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 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 12 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 23 September 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 -27 100 £45,000 -35.71% 29
UK excluding London +43 62 £45,000 +5.88% 18
London -14 45 £50,000 -33.33% 13
South East +57 44 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North of England +7 6 £32,500 -8.45% 2
North West - 6 £32,500 - 2
Scotland +23 4 £41,500 -7.78% 2
Midlands +38 3 £30,000 -36.84%
West Midlands +34 3 £30,000 -36.84%
Wales +8 3 £50,000 -
East of England +54 1 £23,500 -45.98% 5
South West +11 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 65 (57.02%) Windows
2 42 (36.84%) Linux
3 40 (35.09%) DevOps
4 39 (34.21%) VMware
5 38 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 37 (32.46%) Windows Server
7 36 (31.58%) Azure
8 35 (30.70%) Degree
8 35 (30.70%) Finance
8 35 (30.70%) Microsoft
9 33 (28.95%) Python
9 33 (28.95%) SQL
9 33 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (28.07%) AWS
11 31 (27.19%) Docker
12 30 (26.32%) SQL Server
13 28 (24.56%) Active Directory
13 28 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (23.68%) Jenkins
15 26 (22.81%) Firewall
16 24 (21.05%) Office 365
16 24 (21.05%) Terraform
17 22 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 21 (18.42%) Amazon RDS
19 20 (17.54%) Citrix
19 20 (17.54%) Puppet
19 20 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
19 20 (17.54%) Ansible
20 19 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
20 19 (16.67%) Veeam

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 8 (7.02%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (5.26%) Apache
3 5 (4.39%) IIS
3 5 (4.39%) nginx
3 5 (4.39%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.51%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.63%) Confluence
5 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.88%) CMS
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (7.02%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.75%) CA PPM
3 2 (1.75%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.88%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 36 (31.58%) Azure
2 32 (28.07%) AWS
3 24 (21.05%) Office 365
4 18 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (15.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (15.79%) Sumo Logic
5 13 (11.40%) Power Platform
6 8 (7.02%) GCP
6 8 (7.02%) IaaS
6 8 (7.02%) PaaS
7 7 (6.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (4.39%) WhatsApp
10 2 (1.75%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.75%) GitHub
11 1 (0.88%) Akamai
11 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.88%) Heroku
11 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.81%) Firewall
2 16 (14.04%) SAN
2 16 (14.04%) TCP/IP
3 13 (11.40%) VLAN
4 12 (10.53%) DNS
4 12 (10.53%) iSCSI
5 11 (9.65%) NAS
6 10 (8.77%) Network Security
7 9 (7.89%) DHCP
8 8 (7.02%) VSAN
9 6 (5.26%) LAN
10 5 (4.39%) Skype
10 5 (4.39%) VoIP
10 5 (4.39%) VPN
11 3 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (2.63%) WAN
12 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 21 (18.42%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (11.40%) Power BI
4 2 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.88%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (23.68%) Jenkins
2 18 (15.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (7.02%) Fiddler
3 8 (7.02%) LINQPad
4 7 (6.14%) Bitbucket
4 7 (6.14%) JIRA
5 5 (4.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 2 (1.75%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.75%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.75%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.75%) Selenium
7 2 (1.75%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.75%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.75%) Subversion
7 2 (1.75%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.88%) GitLab
8 1 (0.88%) Gradle
General
1 35 (30.70%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Retail
3 5 (4.39%) Billing
4 4 (3.51%) Legal
5 3 (2.63%) Electronics
5 3 (2.63%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Law
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (25.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (15.79%) Analyst
3 18 (15.79%) Senior DevOps
3 18 (15.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 12 (10.53%) Administrator
4 12 (10.53%) Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Azure Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (7.02%) Azure DevOps
6 8 (7.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.39%) .NET Team Leader
8 5 (4.39%) Architect
8 5 (4.39%) Graduate
8 5 (4.39%) Graduate Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.39%) Graduate Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) .NET
2 9 (7.89%) HTML
3 8 (7.02%) CSS
4 7 (6.14%) LDAP
5 6 (5.26%) RESTful
6 3 (2.63%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.63%) CSS3
6 3 (2.63%) HTML5
6 3 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.75%) Django
7 2 (1.75%) jQuery
7 2 (1.75%) Middleware
7 2 (1.75%) React Native
7 2 (1.75%) REST
8 1 (0.88%) Ajax
8 1 (0.88%) Express
8 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.88%) Node.js
8 1 (0.88%) Spring
8 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.67%) Replication
2 13 (11.40%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.02%) Enterprise Cloud
4 6 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.39%) CMDB
5 5 (4.39%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.63%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.75%) CCTV
7 2 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.88%) Social Media
8 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (57.02%) Windows
2 42 (36.84%) Linux
3 37 (32.46%) Windows Server
4 17 (14.91%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.51%) Android
5 4 (3.51%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.75%) CentOS
7 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.75%) Unix
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.09%) DevOps
2 33 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 18 (15.79%) Infrastructure Automation
6 15 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (8.77%) Data Management
7 10 (8.77%) Mentoring
8 9 (7.89%) Change Management
8 9 (7.89%) Test Automation
8 9 (7.89%) Time Management
9 8 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (6.14%) Analytics
10 7 (6.14%) Scrum
10 7 (6.14%) TDD
11 6 (5.26%) Logistics
11 6 (5.26%) Open Source
11 6 (5.26%) Process Improvement
12 5 (4.39%) Service Delivery
13 4 (3.51%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 33 (28.95%) Python
2 33 (28.95%) SQL
3 18 (15.79%) C#
3 18 (15.79%) Shell Script
4 9 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.14%) Java
5 7 (6.14%) Ruby
6 5 (4.39%) Go
6 5 (4.39%) PHP
7 4 (3.51%) ABAP
8 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.63%) Perl
8 3 (2.63%) VBA
9 1 (0.88%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 35 (30.70%) Degree
2 19 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (9.65%) AWS Certification
5 6 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.39%) MCSD
7 4 (3.51%) CCNA
7 4 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.51%) MCSA
7 4 (3.51%) MCSE
8 3 (2.63%) HND
8 3 (2.63%) MCP
9 2 (1.75%) ISEB
9 2 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.88%) CISMP
10 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 31 (27.19%) Docker
2 28 (24.56%) Active Directory
2 28 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (9.65%) vSphere
5 6 (5.26%) vCloud
6 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.39%) iptables
6 5 (4.39%) VirtualBox
6 5 (4.39%) Xen
7 3 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.75%) NFS
8 2 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (21.05%) Terraform
2 20 (17.54%) Ansible
2 20 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (17.54%) Puppet
3 18 (15.79%) Packer
4 13 (11.40%) Kibana
5 9 (7.89%) SCCM
6 8 (7.02%) Nagios
7 7 (6.14%) vRealize
8 5 (4.39%) Graphite
8 5 (4.39%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (2.63%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 39 (34.21%) VMware
2 35 (30.70%) Microsoft
3 20 (17.54%) Citrix
4 19 (16.67%) Veeam
5 18 (15.79%) AppDynamics
6 12 (10.53%) SAP
7 10 (8.77%) Veritas
8 9 (7.89%) Google
9 7 (6.14%) Cisco
10 6 (5.26%) Dell
11 5 (4.39%) Atlassian
11 5 (4.39%) Centreon
11 5 (4.39%) Cognos
11 5 (4.39%) Sitecore
12 4 (3.51%) Xamarin
13 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.63%) Remedy
14 2 (1.75%) Juniper
14 2 (1.75%) Oracle
14 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com