Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 985 958 1072
Rank change year-on-year -27 +114 +100
Permanent jobs citing VMS 111 228 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.13% 0.067%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.33% 0.56% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85 198 78
UK median annual salary £45,000 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.77% +30.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £28,500 £33,750 £28,374
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £44,700 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.72% +5.18% +14.86%

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 33,312 40,778 41,118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.96% 23.45% 24.32%
Number of salaries quoted 26,509 32,992 34,474
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 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 -28 101 £42,500 -34.62% 9
UK excluding London +69 64 £41,250 -7.72% 1
London -59 38 £51,250 -26.79% 8
South East +43 33 £42,500 -5.56%
East of England +86 11 £30,000 -32.43%
North of England +46 11 £32,500 -7.14%
North West - 9 £32,500 -
Midlands +27 7 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands +40 4 £41,750 +19.29% 1
West Midlands +17 3 £70,000 +16.67%
Yorkshire +15 2 £46,500 +32.86%
South West +26 1 - -
Wales - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 50 (45.05%) Windows
2 43 (38.74%) Linux
3 40 (36.04%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (33.33%) DevOps
5 32 (28.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (28.83%) Microsoft
5 32 (28.83%) VMware
6 31 (27.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (27.93%) SQL
7 30 (27.03%) PowerShell
8 29 (26.13%) Windows Server
9 27 (24.32%) Degree
10 24 (21.62%) Finance
10 24 (21.62%) Active Directory
10 24 (21.62%) Firewall
11 23 (20.72%) Python
12 22 (19.82%) DNS
12 22 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (18.92%) DHCP
13 21 (18.92%) Docker
14 20 (18.02%) VMware ESXi
14 20 (18.02%) Virtual Machines
15 18 (16.22%) SAN
15 18 (16.22%) Octopus Deploy
15 18 (16.22%) Analytics
16 16 (14.41%) Ansible
16 16 (14.41%) VirtualBox
16 16 (14.41%) SAP
17 15 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (13.51%) Puppet

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 12 (10.81%) IIS
2 11 (9.91%) MS Exchange
3 10 (9.01%) Skype for Business
4 9 (8.11%) Apache
5 8 (7.21%) nginx
5 8 (7.21%) WordPress
6 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.80%) Confluence
8 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.90%) JBoss
9 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.90%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (7.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (8.11%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.70%) SAP APO
2 3 (2.70%) SAP MM
2 3 (2.70%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.70%) SAP VC
3 1 (0.90%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 40 (36.04%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (28.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (9.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (9.01%) IaaS
5 8 (7.21%) PaaS
6 7 (6.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 7 (6.31%) Office 365
7 6 (5.41%) Amazon S3
7 6 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (4.50%) Power Platform
9 4 (3.60%) Slack
10 3 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (2.70%) Sumo Logic
11 2 (1.80%) Akamai
11 2 (1.80%) BrowserStack
11 2 (1.80%) Cloudflare
11 2 (1.80%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (1.80%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.62%) Firewall
2 22 (19.82%) DNS
3 21 (18.92%) DHCP
4 18 (16.22%) SAN
5 14 (12.61%) VPN
6 8 (7.21%) iSCSI
6 8 (7.21%) Skype
6 8 (7.21%) TCP/IP
6 8 (7.21%) VoIP
7 7 (6.31%) NAS
7 7 (6.31%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (6.31%) VSAN
8 5 (4.50%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (4.50%) VLAN
9 4 (3.60%) IPsec
9 4 (3.60%) LAN
9 4 (3.60%) WAN
10 3 (2.70%) MPLS
10 3 (2.70%) PPTP
11 2 (1.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.11%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (7.21%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (4.50%) Power BI
5 4 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.60%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.80%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.90%) Maltego
8 1 (0.90%) MS Access
8 1 (0.90%) MySQL
8 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (16.22%) Octopus Deploy
2 15 (13.51%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.91%) Git (software)
4 9 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.50%) Bitbucket Server
6 4 (3.60%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.70%) JIRA
8 2 (1.80%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.80%) TestRail
8 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.90%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.90%) git-flow
9 1 (0.90%) JUnit
9 1 (0.90%) Maven
9 1 (0.90%) Mockito
9 1 (0.90%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.90%) Subversion
9 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (21.62%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Legal
3 8 (7.21%) Multimedia
4 7 (6.31%) Automotive
5 5 (4.50%) Marketing
6 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.80%) Billing
7 2 (1.80%) Law
7 2 (1.80%) Retail
8 1 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.90%) Banking
8 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (17.12%) Analyst
2 16 (14.41%) Consultant
3 12 (10.81%) Administrator
4 11 (9.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (9.01%) Build Engineer
5 10 (9.01%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (9.01%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) Build and Release Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) IT Manager
6 9 (8.11%) Release Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Assistant IT Manager
7 8 (7.21%) Graduate
7 8 (7.21%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Graduate Systems Administrator
7 8 (7.21%) Graduate Systems Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) IT Assistant
8 7 (6.31%) SAP Consultant
8 7 (6.31%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 7 (6.31%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.71%) LDAP
2 6 (5.41%) .NET
3 4 (3.60%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (3.60%) Web Services
4 3 (2.70%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.70%) JPA
4 3 (2.70%) Middleware
4 3 (2.70%) RESTful
4 3 (2.70%) SAP Core Interface
4 3 (2.70%) Spring
5 2 (1.80%) CSS
5 2 (1.80%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.80%) HTML
5 2 (1.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.90%) J2EE
6 1 (0.90%) JMS
6 1 (0.90%) React
6 1 (0.90%) React Native
6 1 (0.90%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.11%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (7.21%) Life Science
4 5 (4.50%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.80%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.80%) Social Media
6 2 (1.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (0.90%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (45.05%) Windows
2 43 (38.74%) Linux
3 29 (26.13%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.11%) Ubuntu
5 9 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.80%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.80%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.33%) DevOps
2 22 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.22%) Analytics
4 15 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (11.71%) Deployment Automation
6 12 (10.81%) Computer Science
6 12 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure as Code
7 9 (8.11%) Process Improvement
7 9 (8.11%) Test Automation
8 8 (7.21%) Bioinformatics
8 8 (7.21%) Biology
8 8 (7.21%) Computational Biology
8 8 (7.21%) Mentoring
8 8 (7.21%) Process Management
9 7 (6.31%) Capacity Management
9 7 (6.31%) Data Protection
9 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (6.31%) Open Source
9 7 (6.31%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.93%) SQL
2 30 (27.03%) PowerShell
3 23 (20.72%) Python
4 8 (7.21%) Go
4 8 (7.21%) Ruby
5 7 (6.31%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.60%) Java
7 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.70%) VBA
8 2 (1.80%) C#
8 2 (1.80%) VB
9 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.90%) Java 8
9 1 (0.90%) PHP
9 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (24.32%) Degree
2 12 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.60%) MCSE
6 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.70%) CCNA
8 1 (0.90%) CISMP
8 1 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (27.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (21.62%) Active Directory
3 21 (18.92%) Docker
4 20 (18.02%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (18.02%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (14.41%) VirtualBox
6 13 (11.71%) Hyper-V
7 9 (8.11%) vSphere
8 8 (7.21%) iptables
8 8 (7.21%) NFS
8 8 (7.21%) Xen
9 6 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (5.41%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.80%) Firmware
11 2 (1.80%) vCloud
11 2 (1.80%) XenApp
12 1 (0.90%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (14.41%) Ansible
2 15 (13.51%) Puppet
3 11 (9.91%) Terraform
4 8 (7.21%) Graphite
4 8 (7.21%) Kibana
4 8 (7.21%) Nagios
4 8 (7.21%) ZABBIX
5 6 (5.41%) Kubernetes
5 6 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.41%) vCenter Server
5 6 (5.41%) vRealize
6 4 (3.60%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.70%) Packer
7 3 (2.70%) SCCM
8 2 (1.80%) vMotion
8 2 (1.80%) WMI
9 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.90%) SCOM
9 1 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (28.83%) Microsoft
1 32 (28.83%) VMware
2 16 (14.41%) SAP
3 13 (11.71%) Cisco
4 12 (10.81%) Citrix
4 12 (10.81%) Google
4 12 (10.81%) Oracle
5 9 (8.11%) Veeam
6 8 (7.21%) Centreon
6 8 (7.21%) Juniper
7 6 (5.41%) Dell
8 5 (4.50%) HP
9 4 (3.60%) Splunk
10 3 (2.70%) AppDynamics
10 3 (2.70%) Apple
10 3 (2.70%) Ariba
10 3 (2.70%) Facebook
10 3 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.80%) EMC
11 2 (1.80%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud