Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1063 1066 1153
Rank change year-on-year +3 +87 -7
Permanent jobs citing VMS 119 159 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.084% 0.072%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.27% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 90 130 135
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -25.00% +60.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £30,021
90th Percentile £81,875 £68,375 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -40.00% +66.67%

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 44337 47060 56632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.55% 24.74% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 35771 39970 47790
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,001
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -21 112 £52,500 +14.75% 10
London -8 68 £55,000 -8.33% 4
UK excluding London +3 44 £42,500 +13.33% 8
South West +10 13 £53,750 +58.09% 1
Midlands +33 10 £26,000 -30.67% 1
South East +18 9 £47,500 +18.75% 3
West Midlands +7 8 £26,000 -30.67%
North of England -16 7 £35,000 -33.33% 1
North West -19 7 £35,000 -17.65%
East of England +14 4 £26,000 -
East Midlands +38 2 £32,500 -27.78% 1
Wales - 2 £35,000 -
Scotland -16 1 £32,500 -10.34% 2

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 62 (52.10%) Windows
2 50 (42.02%) Microsoft
3 38 (31.93%) SQL
4 37 (31.09%) Degree
5 36 (30.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (27.73%) Linux
7 30 (25.21%) Active Directory
8 29 (24.37%) VMware
9 27 (22.69%) SQL Server
10 24 (20.17%) Firewall
11 20 (16.81%) DNS
12 19 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (15.13%) Puppet
13 18 (15.13%) Virtual Machines
13 18 (15.13%) MS Exchange
13 18 (15.13%) Computer Science
14 17 (14.29%) Oracle
15 16 (13.45%) SAP
15 16 (13.45%) Python
15 16 (13.45%) ERP
15 16 (13.45%) Configuration Management
15 16 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (13.45%) Open Source
16 15 (12.61%) Relational Database
16 15 (12.61%) DevOps
16 15 (12.61%) Presales
16 15 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (11.76%) PowerShell
18 13 (10.92%) Debian
18 13 (10.92%) TCP/IP

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 (15.13%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.92%) Apache
3 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.84%) IIS
6 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.84%) SAS
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.68%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.68%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.68%) SAP PP
2 2 (1.68%) SAP QM
2 2 (1.68%) SAP SCM
2 2 (1.68%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 36 (30.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (10.92%) Office 365
4 12 (10.08%) SaaS
5 11 (9.24%) IaaS
6 9 (7.56%) PaaS
7 7 (5.88%) Mimecast
7 7 (5.88%) OneDrive
7 7 (5.88%) OpenDNS
8 3 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.52%) Oracle CX
9 2 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.68%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.84%) GitHub
10 1 (0.84%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.84%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.17%) Firewall
2 20 (16.81%) DNS
3 13 (10.92%) DHCP
3 13 (10.92%) TCP/IP
4 12 (10.08%) VPN
5 11 (9.24%) VLAN
6 10 (8.40%) VoIP
7 9 (7.56%) SAN
8 7 (5.88%) Network Security
8 7 (5.88%) OpenVPN
8 7 (5.88%) WLAN
9 5 (4.20%) BGP
9 5 (4.20%) OSPF
9 5 (4.20%) SNMP
9 5 (4.20%) Wireless
10 4 (3.36%) 3G
10 4 (3.36%) 4G
10 4 (3.36%) Kerberos
10 4 (3.36%) LDAP
10 4 (3.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.61%) Relational Database
3 12 (10.08%) RDBMS
4 11 (9.24%) MySQL
5 10 (8.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (6.72%) Oracle Database
8 7 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (4.20%) SAP HANA
10 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
11 3 (2.52%) Big Data
11 3 (2.52%) Hadoop
11 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.68%) InfluxDB
13 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.84%) Data Lake
13 1 (0.84%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 7 (5.88%) Subversion
2 4 (3.36%) Bitbucket
2 4 (3.36%) Mercurial
3 3 (2.52%) Maven
4 2 (1.68%) Fiddler
4 2 (1.68%) LINQPad
4 2 (1.68%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (9.24%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) German Language
3 9 (7.56%) Marketing
4 7 (5.88%) Dutch Language
4 7 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.04%) Legal
5 6 (5.04%) Retail
5 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.20%) Military
7 4 (3.36%) Back Office
8 2 (1.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.84%) Advertising
9 1 (0.84%) Banking
9 1 (0.84%) Billing
9 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.84%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 16 (13.45%) Administrator
1 16 (13.45%) Consultant
2 12 (10.08%) Applications Support
3 11 (9.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (7.56%) DBA
4 9 (7.56%) SQL DBA
5 8 (6.72%) Analyst
5 8 (6.72%) Architect
5 8 (6.72%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Applications Consultant
6 7 (5.88%) Applications Support Consultant
6 7 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.88%) Support Consultant
6 7 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.04%) Presales Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) SAP Consultant
7 6 (5.04%) SAP SD Consultant
7 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) HTML
2 4 (3.36%) .NET
2 4 (3.36%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.36%) CSS
2 4 (3.36%) Middleware
2 4 (3.36%) Web Services
3 3 (2.52%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.68%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.68%) Ajax
4 2 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.68%) FreeSWITCH
4 2 (1.68%) HTML5
4 2 (1.68%) jQuery
4 2 (1.68%) LINQ
4 2 (1.68%) REST
4 2 (1.68%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (1.68%) SAPUI5
4 2 (1.68%) Sensu
4 2 (1.68%) SignalR
4 2 (1.68%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.92%) Data Centre
3 12 (10.08%) Management Information System
4 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.20%) CCTV
6 5 (4.20%) Replication
7 4 (3.36%) Chip and PIN
7 4 (3.36%) CLARiiON
7 4 (3.36%) Contactless
7 4 (3.36%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (3.36%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.36%) Fintech
7 4 (3.36%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.52%) Clustering
8 3 (2.52%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.52%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (2.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (1.68%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 62 (52.10%) Windows
2 33 (27.73%) Linux
3 13 (10.92%) Debian
3 13 (10.92%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (9.24%) Unix
6 10 (8.40%) Windows 10
6 10 (8.40%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (5.88%) Ubuntu
9 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.36%) Solaris
11 3 (2.52%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.68%) Android
13 1 (0.84%) CentOS
13 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.45%) Configuration Management
1 16 (13.45%) ERP
1 16 (13.45%) Open Source
2 15 (12.61%) DevOps
2 15 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (12.61%) Presales
3 13 (10.92%) High Availability
3 13 (10.92%) ITIL
4 12 (10.08%) Data Security
4 12 (10.08%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (8.40%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (7.56%) Migration
6 9 (7.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (7.56%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (7.56%) Service Delivery
6 9 (7.56%) WFM
7 8 (6.72%) E-Commerce
7 8 (6.72%) Security Operations
7 8 (6.72%) SIEM
8 7 (5.88%) Human Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.93%) SQL
2 16 (13.45%) Python
3 14 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 13 (10.92%) C#
5 11 (9.24%) Java
5 11 (9.24%) Shell Script
6 10 (8.40%) Bash Shell
6 10 (8.40%) C++
6 10 (8.40%) Ruby
7 9 (7.56%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.36%) ABAP
8 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.36%) VBA
9 3 (2.52%) Perl
10 2 (1.68%) Erlang
11 1 (0.84%) C
11 1 (0.84%) Go
Qualifications
1 37 (31.09%) Degree
2 12 (10.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.72%) CISA
4 8 (6.72%) CISM
4 8 (6.72%) CISSP
5 7 (5.88%) CCNA
6 5 (4.20%) CCNP
6 5 (4.20%) CEH
7 4 (3.36%) CCIE
8 3 (2.52%) GIAC
8 3 (2.52%) SANS
9 2 (1.68%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.84%) CCMSE
10 1 (0.84%) CCSA
10 1 (0.84%) CCSE
10 1 (0.84%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.84%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) PMO
2 1 (0.84%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (25.21%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.13%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.56%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.88%) Docker
6 5 (4.20%) vSphere
7 4 (3.36%) Ceph
7 4 (3.36%) KVM
7 4 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.52%) NFS
8 3 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (15.13%) Puppet
2 8 (6.72%) Ansible
2 8 (6.72%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.36%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (3.36%) Rsyslog
3 4 (3.36%) Salt
3 4 (3.36%) vCenter Server
3 4 (3.36%) vMotion
3 4 (3.36%) vRealize
4 3 (2.52%) CSIRT
4 3 (2.52%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.52%) Terraform
5 2 (1.68%) Cacti
5 2 (1.68%) Grafana
5 2 (1.68%) Graphite
5 2 (1.68%) Mesos
5 2 (1.68%) Munin
5 2 (1.68%) Packer
5 2 (1.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (42.02%) Microsoft
2 29 (24.37%) VMware
3 17 (14.29%) Oracle
4 16 (13.45%) SAP
5 12 (10.08%) Cisco
5 12 (10.08%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.88%) Meraki
6 7 (5.88%) Percona
6 7 (5.88%) Qualys
6 7 (5.88%) Samsung
6 7 (5.88%) SonicWALL
6 7 (5.88%) Webroot
7 4 (3.36%) Dell
7 4 (3.36%) EMC
7 4 (3.36%) HP
7 4 (3.36%) NetApp
7 4 (3.36%) Veritas
8 3 (2.52%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.52%) Siebel
8 3 (2.52%) Sybase