Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1031 1052 1163
Rank change year-on-year +21 +111 -39
Permanent jobs citing VMS 163 126 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.072% 0.069%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.39% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 127 91 134
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £25,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £78,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 42,098 42,178 55,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.16% 24.15% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34,554 35,530 46,628
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +0.58% +1.76%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,190 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.07% -2.03% +6.67%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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 +30 159 £60,000 +20.00% 34
London +42 99 £65,000 +8.33% 20
UK excluding London 0 52 £45,000 - 16
South East -1 18 £46,250 -2.63% 6
Midlands +10 16 £35,000 +3.70% 2
West Midlands +19 11 £60,000 +71.43% 1
South West +5 9 £61,250 +53.13%
North of England +4 6 £35,000 -30.00% 4
North West -16 6 £35,000 -30.00% 2
East Midlands +21 5 £35,000 +7.69% 1
East of England 0 3 £53,713 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 78 (47.85%) SQL
2 71 (43.56%) Windows
2 71 (43.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (42.94%) Microsoft
4 53 (32.52%) SQL Server
5 48 (29.45%) Linux
6 39 (23.93%) PowerShell
7 35 (21.47%) Degree
8 34 (20.86%) DevOps
8 34 (20.86%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (19.02%) Finance
10 30 (18.40%) HTML
11 29 (17.79%) CSS
11 29 (17.79%) Firewall
12 27 (16.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (16.56%) Data Security
12 27 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
13 26 (15.95%) VMware
13 26 (15.95%) Oracle
13 26 (15.95%) ITIL
14 25 (15.34%) Relational Database
15 23 (14.11%) Git (software)
15 23 (14.11%) Presales
15 23 (14.11%) C#
16 22 (13.50%) MySQL
16 22 (13.50%) Windows Server
17 21 (12.88%) Test Automation
18 20 (12.27%) Active Directory
18 20 (12.27%) SAP
18 20 (12.27%) PostgreSQL

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 (11.04%) Ethereum
2 11 (6.75%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (5.52%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.07%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.84%) Apache
6 2 (1.23%) nginx
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (9.20%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (6.13%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.23%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.23%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.23%) SAP PP
3 2 (1.23%) SAP QM
3 2 (1.23%) SAP SCM
3 2 (1.23%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (43.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (12.27%) GitHub
4 18 (11.04%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (11.04%) Amazon S3
4 18 (11.04%) IaaS
5 16 (9.82%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (9.20%) PaaS
7 8 (4.91%) Office 365
8 7 (4.29%) SaaS
9 3 (1.84%) Oracle CX
10 2 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (1.23%) Taleo
11 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.61%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.79%) Firewall
2 18 (11.04%) DNS
3 15 (9.20%) DHCP
4 13 (7.98%) VPN
5 12 (7.36%) Network Security
6 9 (5.52%) WAN
7 6 (3.68%) LAN
7 6 (3.68%) SAN
8 5 (3.07%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (3.07%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.45%) 3G
9 4 (2.45%) 4G
9 4 (2.45%) FTP
9 4 (2.45%) iSCSI
9 4 (2.45%) OpenVPN
9 4 (2.45%) Wireless
10 3 (1.84%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.84%) IPsec
11 2 (1.23%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (32.52%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.34%) Relational Database
3 22 (13.50%) MySQL
4 20 (12.27%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (12.27%) Redis
5 18 (11.04%) NoSQL
6 17 (10.43%) Blockchain
6 17 (10.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (10.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (10.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (10.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (9.20%) RDBMS
8 9 (5.52%) Oracle Database
8 9 (5.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (4.91%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (4.91%) Big Data
10 6 (3.68%) SAP HANA
11 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (14.11%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.04%) Mocha
3 12 (7.36%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.13%) Fiddler
4 10 (6.13%) LINQPad
5 9 (5.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (5.52%) Visual Studio
6 8 (4.91%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.84%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.84%) JIRA
7 3 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.23%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.61%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.61%) JMeter
9 1 (0.61%) Maven
9 1 (0.61%) NUnit
9 1 (0.61%) Selenium
9 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 31 (19.02%) Finance
2 20 (12.27%) Banking
2 20 (12.27%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.75%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.91%) Military
5 6 (3.68%) Legal
6 4 (2.45%) Back Office
7 3 (1.84%) Retail
8 2 (1.23%) Electronics
8 2 (1.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 23 (14.11%) Developer
2 21 (12.88%) Consultant
3 20 (12.27%) Architect
4 18 (11.04%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (10.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (9.82%) Administrator
6 16 (9.82%) Applications Support
7 12 (7.36%) DBA
7 12 (7.36%) SQL DBA
8 11 (6.75%) Senior Developer
9 10 (6.13%) Azure DevOps
9 10 (6.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Operations Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) SAP Consultant
9 10 (6.13%) SAP SD Consultant
9 10 (6.13%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (5.52%) Blockchain Developer
10 9 (5.52%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.40%) HTML
2 29 (17.79%) CSS
3 19 (11.66%) Smart Contracts
4 18 (11.04%) Chai
4 18 (11.04%) Enzyme
4 18 (11.04%) Jest
4 18 (11.04%) Node.js
4 18 (11.04%) Truffle
4 18 (11.04%) web3js
5 11 (6.75%) .NET
6 10 (6.13%) LINQ
7 9 (5.52%) HTML5
8 4 (2.45%) Middleware
9 3 (1.84%) Ajax
9 3 (1.84%) J2EE
9 3 (1.84%) jQuery
9 3 (1.84%) JSP
9 3 (1.84%) SAP Basis
9 3 (1.84%) Struts
9 3 (1.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.04%) Bitcoin
1 18 (11.04%) Hybrid Cloud
2 16 (9.82%) Replication
3 15 (9.20%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.75%) Computer Science
5 10 (6.13%) Data Centre
5 10 (6.13%) Fintech
5 10 (6.13%) Public Cloud
6 8 (4.91%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (4.91%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (4.29%) CCTV
7 7 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.45%) CLARiiON
9 4 (2.45%) Contactless
9 4 (2.45%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (2.45%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (2.45%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.45%) Mainframe
9 4 (2.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 71 (43.56%) Windows
2 48 (29.45%) Linux
3 22 (13.50%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.52%) Unix
7 5 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.07%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.45%) Solaris
9 3 (1.84%) Debian
9 3 (1.84%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.23%) Android
11 1 (0.61%) CentOS
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.61%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.86%) DevOps
2 27 (16.56%) Data Security
2 27 (16.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (15.95%) ITIL
4 23 (14.11%) Presales
5 21 (12.88%) Test Automation
6 19 (11.66%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (11.04%) API Design
7 18 (11.04%) API Development
7 18 (11.04%) Information Security
8 16 (9.82%) Front End Development
9 15 (9.20%) Configuration Management
9 15 (9.20%) High Availability
9 15 (9.20%) Identity Management
9 15 (9.20%) KYC
10 14 (8.59%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (8.59%) SIEM
11 13 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (7.98%) Security Operations
12 12 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 78 (47.85%) SQL
2 39 (23.93%) PowerShell
3 23 (14.11%) C#
4 18 (11.04%) ES6
4 18 (11.04%) Solidity
5 13 (7.98%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.52%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.91%) ABAP
7 8 (4.91%) Java
8 6 (3.68%) Python
8 6 (3.68%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.07%) C++
10 4 (2.45%) C
10 4 (2.45%) Ruby
10 4 (2.45%) VBA
11 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.84%) VB
12 2 (1.23%) Go
12 2 (1.23%) XAML
13 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (21.47%) Degree
2 18 (11.04%) CISM
2 18 (11.04%) CISSP
3 14 (8.59%) CISA
4 9 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (5.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (3.68%) CEH
5 6 (3.68%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.45%) CCNA
6 4 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.84%) CCIE
7 3 (1.84%) CCNP
7 3 (1.84%) GIAC
7 3 (1.84%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.84%) SANS
8 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) VCP4
8 1 (0.61%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) PMO
2 4 (2.45%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.45%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (20.86%) Virtual Machines
2 20 (12.27%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.27%) Docker
3 19 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (11.04%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (8.59%) vSphere
6 7 (4.29%) KVM
7 4 (2.45%) NFS
8 3 (1.84%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.23%) Corosync
9 2 (1.23%) iptables
10 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.61%) Firmware
10 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (11.04%) Kubernetes
2 17 (10.43%) Docker Swarm
3 14 (8.59%) vCenter Server
4 12 (7.36%) Kibana
5 10 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (6.13%) SCOM
6 8 (4.91%) Ansible
6 8 (4.91%) CSIRT
7 6 (3.68%) vMotion
8 5 (3.07%) vRealize
9 4 (2.45%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.45%) Puppet
10 3 (1.84%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.84%) Control-M
11 2 (1.23%) Nagios
11 2 (1.23%) PowerCLI
11 2 (1.23%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.61%) Cacti
12 1 (0.61%) Check_MK
12 1 (0.61%) logstash
Vendors
1 70 (42.94%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.95%) Oracle
2 26 (15.95%) VMware
3 20 (12.27%) SAP
4 12 (7.36%) Dell
5 11 (6.75%) Cisco
6 10 (6.13%) BMC
7 9 (5.52%) EqualLogic
8 8 (4.91%) Progress
9 6 (3.68%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.68%) Sybase
10 5 (3.07%) Blue Prism
11 4 (2.45%) EMC
11 4 (2.45%) NetApp
11 4 (2.45%) Veritas
12 3 (1.84%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.84%) HP
12 3 (1.84%) Panasonic
12 3 (1.84%) Remedy
12 3 (1.84%) Siebel