Period
to 25 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 949 1086 1090
Rank change year-on-year +137 +4 +96
Permanent jobs citing VMS 211 107 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.061% 0.086%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.55% 0.24% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 172 91 134
UK median annual salary £70,000 £51,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.92% +21.18% -29.17%
10th Percentile £35,525 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £76,250 £64,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -34.69%

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 38,458 43,937 48,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.96% 24.91% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31,055 35,458 41,006
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,110 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.63% - +2.56%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 +124 203 £70,000 +34.62% 31
London +112 143 £75,000 +39.53% 14
UK excluding London +59 63 £42,500 +3.03% 18
South East +26 23 £42,500 -15.00% 7
East of England +36 16 £43,500 +35.27% 3
North of England +25 13 £35,500 -16.47% 4
Yorkshire - 11 £36,000 - 2
Wales +6 3 - -
South West -1 3 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Scotland -8 3 £45,000 +38.46% 1
West Midlands +28 2 £47,500 +82.69% 2
Midlands +18 2 £47,500 +82.69% 2
North East -15 2 £34,250 -19.41%

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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.

1 117 (55.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (54.03%) SQL
3 113 (53.55%) Linux
4 100 (47.39%) Amazon AWS
5 94 (44.55%) Git (software)
6 90 (42.65%) Finance
7 81 (38.39%) Docker
8 77 (36.49%) Test Automation
9 70 (33.18%) Windows
10 67 (31.75%) Kubernetes
11 63 (29.86%) Virtual Machines
12 60 (28.44%) Banking
13 58 (27.49%) MySQL
13 58 (27.49%) Cloud Computing
14 56 (26.54%) Amazon EC2
14 56 (26.54%) NoSQL
14 56 (26.54%) Redis
14 56 (26.54%) DevOps
15 55 (26.07%) PostgreSQL
16 54 (25.59%) GitHub
16 54 (25.59%) Amazon S3
17 53 (25.12%) Node.js
18 52 (24.64%) Mocha
18 52 (24.64%) API Development
18 52 (24.64%) API Design
18 52 (24.64%) Telecoms
18 52 (24.64%) SQL Server
18 52 (24.64%) Microsoft
18 52 (24.64%) Docker Swarm
18 52 (24.64%) Blockchain

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 50 (23.70%) Ethereum
2 7 (3.32%) Apache Pig
2 7 (3.32%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.84%) Apache Solr
3 6 (2.84%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.84%) SAS
4 5 (2.37%) Confluence
4 5 (2.37%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.37%) NServiceBus
4 5 (2.37%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.37%) Traefik
5 4 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.42%) IIS
6 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 117 (55.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (47.39%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (27.49%) Cloud Computing
4 56 (26.54%) Amazon EC2
5 54 (25.59%) Amazon S3
5 54 (25.59%) GitHub
6 25 (11.85%) IaaS
7 18 (8.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (5.21%) Office 365
9 9 (4.27%) PaaS
10 8 (3.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 6 (2.84%) Mimecast
12 4 (1.90%) Cloudflare
13 3 (1.42%) SaaS
14 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.47%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.74%) Firewall
2 23 (10.90%) DNS
3 13 (6.16%) SSL
4 11 (5.21%) Network Security
4 11 (5.21%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.27%) VLAN
5 9 (4.27%) VPN
6 6 (2.84%) Kerberos
6 6 (2.84%) NAS
6 6 (2.84%) SSH
6 6 (2.84%) WAN
7 5 (2.37%) FTP
7 5 (2.37%) HTTPS
7 5 (2.37%) IPsec
7 5 (2.37%) PBX
7 5 (2.37%) Skype
7 5 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.90%) Wireless
9 3 (1.42%) RTP
9 3 (1.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (27.49%) MySQL
2 56 (26.54%) NoSQL
2 56 (26.54%) Redis
3 55 (26.07%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (24.64%) Blockchain
4 52 (24.64%) SQL Server
5 28 (13.27%) Relational Database
6 26 (12.32%) Azure SQL Database
7 22 (10.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (9.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (4.27%) MongoDB
9 9 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (3.79%) Power BI
11 7 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (3.32%) Apache Hive
12 6 (2.84%) Apache Zeppelin
12 6 (2.84%) Hadoop
12 6 (2.84%) HBase
12 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (2.84%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 94 (44.55%) Git (software)
2 52 (24.64%) Mocha
3 40 (18.96%) Jenkins
4 27 (12.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (9.95%) Subversion
5 21 (9.95%) Visual Studio
6 20 (9.48%) MSBuild
7 18 (8.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (5.69%) CruiseControl
8 12 (5.69%) Maven
8 12 (5.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (3.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (3.32%) JIRA
11 6 (2.84%) Metasploit
12 5 (2.37%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.42%) JMeter
13 3 (1.42%) NUnit
13 3 (1.42%) Selenium
13 3 (1.42%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.95%) Gradle
General
1 90 (42.65%) Finance
2 60 (28.44%) Banking
3 52 (24.64%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.21%) Marketing
5 7 (3.32%) Retail
6 5 (2.37%) Games
7 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.42%) Electronics
9 2 (0.95%) Advertising
10 1 (0.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 77 (36.49%) Developer
2 46 (21.80%) Blockchain Developer
3 26 (12.32%) Backend Developer
3 26 (12.32%) Senior Developer
4 25 (11.85%) Node.js Developer
5 22 (10.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (9.48%) Senior Backend Developer
7 19 (9.00%) Administrator
7 19 (9.00%) Architect
8 15 (7.11%) Azure Architect
9 14 (6.64%) Build Engineer
10 13 (6.16%) Build and Release Engineer
10 13 (6.16%) Cloud Architect
10 13 (6.16%) Release Engineer
11 11 (5.21%) Analyst
12 10 (4.74%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (4.74%) Consultant
12 10 (4.74%) Linux Administrator
13 9 (4.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 9 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (25.12%) Node.js
2 52 (24.64%) Chai
2 52 (24.64%) Enzyme
2 52 (24.64%) Jest
3 50 (23.70%) Smart Contracts
3 50 (23.70%) Truffle
3 50 (23.70%) web3js
4 34 (16.11%) .NET
5 30 (14.22%) HTML
6 29 (13.74%) CSS
7 18 (8.53%) AngularJS
8 15 (7.11%) LDAP
9 14 (6.64%) Web Services
10 13 (6.16%) Kafka
11 12 (5.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (5.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (5.69%) WCF
11 12 (5.69%) WinForms
12 10 (4.74%) REST
13 7 (3.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.70%) Bitcoin
2 17 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.69%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.69%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.21%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.27%) Private Cloud
6 7 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.84%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (2.37%) Clustering
8 5 (2.37%) Replication
8 5 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.37%) YubiKey
9 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.90%) Spread Betting
9 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.42%) Fintech
10 3 (1.42%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.42%) Robotics
11 2 (0.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 113 (53.55%) Linux
2 70 (33.18%) Windows
3 18 (8.53%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.11%) Unix
5 11 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.79%) CentOS
7 7 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.84%) Kali Linux
8 6 (2.84%) Solaris
8 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.37%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.90%) AIX
10 4 (1.90%) Debian
10 4 (1.90%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.47%) Android
11 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (36.49%) Test Automation
2 56 (26.54%) DevOps
3 52 (24.64%) API Design
3 52 (24.64%) API Development
4 49 (23.22%) Front End Development
5 35 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (16.59%) Identity Management
6 31 (14.69%) Data Security
6 31 (14.69%) KYC
7 27 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (12.32%) Analytics
8 26 (12.32%) Configuration Management
8 26 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (11.37%) Deployment Automation
10 23 (10.90%) Software Engineering
11 15 (7.11%) Migration
11 15 (7.11%) Open Source
11 15 (7.11%) TDD
12 14 (6.64%) SDLC
13 13 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 114 (54.03%) SQL
2 50 (23.70%) ES6
2 50 (23.70%) Solidity
3 48 (22.75%) Python
4 34 (16.11%) PowerShell
5 29 (13.74%) C#
6 24 (11.37%) Java
7 23 (10.90%) T-SQL
8 22 (10.43%) Ruby
9 21 (9.95%) Shell Script
10 20 (9.48%) C++
11 19 (9.00%) Apple Swift
11 19 (9.00%) Elixir
11 19 (9.00%) Go
11 19 (9.00%) Haskell
11 19 (9.00%) Lua
11 19 (9.00%) Objective-C
11 19 (9.00%) Rust
11 19 (9.00%) Scala
12 12 (5.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (15.64%) Degree
2 8 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.32%) CISSP
3 7 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 6 (2.84%) CCSP
4 6 (2.84%) CEH
4 6 (2.84%) CHFI
4 6 (2.84%) ECIH
4 6 (2.84%) GCIH
4 6 (2.84%) GIAC
4 6 (2.84%) OSCE
4 6 (2.84%) OSCP
5 2 (0.95%) CCNA
5 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.47%) CISA
6 1 (0.47%) CISM
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.84%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) GDPR
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (38.39%) Docker
2 63 (29.86%) Virtual Machines
3 40 (18.96%) Active Directory
4 19 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (5.69%) Hyper-V
5 12 (5.69%) KVM
6 9 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.79%) iptables
8 7 (3.32%) QEMU
9 6 (2.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (2.84%) HDFS
10 5 (2.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.42%) Firmware
11 3 (1.42%) NFS
12 2 (0.95%) vSphere
13 1 (0.47%) Samba
13 1 (0.47%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 67 (31.75%) Kubernetes
2 52 (24.64%) Docker Swarm
3 34 (16.11%) Puppet
4 27 (12.80%) Ansible
5 16 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.32%) Terraform
7 6 (2.84%) Ambari
7 6 (2.84%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (2.84%) Nessus
7 6 (2.84%) Nmap
7 6 (2.84%) Oozie
7 6 (2.84%) OpenVAS
7 6 (2.84%) QRadar
8 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.90%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.95%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.95%) vMotion
Vendors
1 52 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.85%) VMware
3 19 (9.00%) Oracle
4 13 (6.16%) Splunk
5 10 (4.74%) SAP
6 9 (4.27%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.79%) Cisco
7 8 (3.79%) Google
8 7 (3.32%) EMC
8 7 (3.32%) Qualys
9 6 (2.84%) AlienVault
9 6 (2.84%) Juniper
9 6 (2.84%) LogRhythm
10 5 (2.37%) NETGEAR
10 5 (2.37%) Sophos
10 5 (2.37%) Vyatta
11 4 (1.90%) IBM
11 4 (1.90%) Okta
12 3 (1.42%) Automation Anywhere
12 3 (1.42%) Blue Prism