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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
UK
Rank 810 906 872
Rank change year-on-year +96 -34  
Permanent jobs citing VMS 57 58 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.056% 0.079%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 32 51 56
Median salary £50,000 £35,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.84% -25.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,000 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £33,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% -28.94%  

VMS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20140 26934 28593
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 23.71% 26.08% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16926 22675 23914
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,214
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +1.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 29 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +91 57 £50,000 +40.84% 10
London +72 25 £56,250 +2.27% 4
South East +70 11 £50,000 +61.29% 1
East of England +30 6 £32,159 +16.94% 2
Essex - 6 £32,159 - 1
West Midlands +28 5 £35,000 -27.46%
East Midlands - 5 - -
City of London +43 4 £56,250 +45.16% 1
Surrey +34 4 £33,500 -5.63%
Berkshire - 4 £56,250 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 - -
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Guildford +23 3 £33,500 -4.28%
North West -10 3 £42,500 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £42,500 -
Hampshire +23 2 £50,000 - 1
South West +14 2 £45,000 +28.57%
Southampton - 2 £50,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £62,500 -
Chester - 2 £42,500 -
Birmingham +10 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Bristol +4 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Brentford +1 1 £44,000 +95.55%
Camberley - 1 £100,000 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £32,159 - 1
Reading - 1 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £55,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £57,500 -
Swindon - 1 £55,000 -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 44 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 43 (35.83%) Windows
3 39 (32.50%) Linux
4 32 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 32 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (24.17%) VMware
6 28 (23.33%) Firewall
6 28 (23.33%) Finance
6 28 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 27 (22.50%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (21.67%) SQL
9 25 (20.83%) Java
9 25 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (20.00%) Python
11 22 (18.33%) Perl
11 22 (18.33%) HP
11 22 (18.33%) Degree
12 21 (17.50%) Hyper-V
13 20 (16.67%) DevOps
13 20 (16.67%) DNS
14 19 (15.83%) Cisco
14 19 (15.83%) Migration
14 19 (15.83%) Puppet
14 19 (15.83%) PowerShell
14 19 (15.83%) Windows Server
15 18 (15.00%) Computer Science
15 18 (15.00%) JavaScript
16 17 (14.17%) MS Exchange
16 17 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (13.33%) ITIL

VMS
Top Related 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 17 (14.17%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.83%) Apache
3 11 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.00%) Apache Spark
6 5 (4.17%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.33%) Drupal
8 3 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.50%) IIS
8 3 (2.50%) JBoss
8 3 (2.50%) nginx
8 3 (2.50%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.67%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.83%) Confluence
10 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) MS Office
2 5 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) Autodesk Flame
4 1 (0.83%) CATIA
4 1 (0.83%) Houdini
4 1 (0.83%) Maya
4 1 (0.83%) NUKE
4 1 (0.83%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 9 (7.50%) SAP SCM
1 9 (7.50%) SAP SD
2 5 (4.17%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.67%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.83%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.83%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 32 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.00%) Office 365
3 12 (10.00%) SaaS
4 8 (6.67%) Amazon S3
4 8 (6.67%) IaaS
5 7 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (5.00%) GitHub
6 6 (5.00%) PaaS
7 4 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (2.50%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.50%) CloudFront
8 3 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.67%) G Suite
9 2 (1.67%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.67%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.33%) Firewall
2 20 (16.67%) DNS
3 13 (10.83%) DHCP
4 11 (9.17%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (9.17%) iSCSI
5 8 (6.67%) VoIP
6 7 (5.83%) Internet
7 6 (5.00%) SSL
7 6 (5.00%) VPN
8 5 (4.17%) WAN
9 4 (3.33%) LDAP
9 4 (3.33%) VLAN
10 3 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.50%) LAN
10 3 (2.50%) Network Security
11 2 (1.67%) DMZ
11 2 (1.67%) Intranet
11 2 (1.67%) SAN
11 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.83%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 11 (9.17%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.50%) MySQL
3 9 (7.50%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.00%) CouchDB
5 6 (5.00%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.17%) InfluxDB
7 3 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.50%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.67%) Big Data
8 2 (1.67%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.67%) DB2
9 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.83%) Subversion
3 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.17%) Maven
4 4 (3.33%) JIRA
4 4 (3.33%) Trac
4 4 (3.33%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.50%) Selenium
6 2 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.83%) Ant
7 1 (0.83%) GCC
7 1 (0.83%) Gradle
7 1 (0.83%) Grunt
7 1 (0.83%) gulp
7 1 (0.83%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.83%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 28 (23.33%) Finance
2 10 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.50%) Automotive
4 8 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 8 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.00%) Banking
6 4 (3.33%) Electronics
6 4 (3.33%) Retail
7 3 (2.50%) Back Office
7 3 (2.50%) Legal
8 2 (1.67%) Games
8 2 (1.67%) German Language
8 2 (1.67%) Marketing
9 1 (0.83%) Advertising
9 1 (0.83%) Billing
9 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (12.50%) Consultant
2 14 (11.67%) Developer
3 13 (10.83%) Analyst
3 13 (10.83%) Cloud Engineer
4 11 (9.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
6 9 (7.50%) Administrator
6 9 (7.50%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (7.50%) SAP SD Consultant
7 8 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.67%) VMware Specialist
8 7 (5.83%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Network Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Architect
10 5 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.83%) Web Services
2 9 (7.50%) .NET
3 8 (6.67%) Node.js
4 7 (5.83%) CSS
4 7 (5.83%) HTML
5 6 (5.00%) CPAN
5 6 (5.00%) DBIx::Class
5 6 (5.00%) Express
5 6 (5.00%) jQuery
5 6 (5.00%) Moose
6 4 (3.33%) J2EE
6 4 (3.33%) JSP
6 4 (3.33%) Struts
7 3 (2.50%) Ajax
7 3 (2.50%) HTML5
7 3 (2.50%) LAMP
7 3 (2.50%) Middleware
7 3 (2.50%) SAP Fiori
7 3 (2.50%) SAPUI5
8 2 (1.67%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 16 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 12 (10.00%) PKI
4 11 (9.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 10 (8.33%) Hedge funds
6 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (5.00%) AS400
7 6 (5.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
7 6 (5.00%) VAX
8 5 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (4.17%) Private Cloud
9 4 (3.33%) Blog
9 4 (3.33%) CCTV
9 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (3.33%) Public Cloud
9 4 (3.33%) Social Media
10 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.67%) Fintech
10 2 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (35.83%) Windows
2 39 (32.50%) Linux
3 19 (15.83%) Windows Server
4 16 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (9.17%) Unix
7 11 (9.17%) Windows 2000
7 11 (9.17%) Windows NT
8 6 (5.00%) Solaris
9 5 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.33%) Android
10 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.50%) CentOS
11 3 (2.50%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.50%) OpenVMS
11 3 (2.50%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.50%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.67%) AIX
12 2 (1.67%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.67%) DevOps
2 19 (15.83%) Migration
3 17 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (13.33%) ITIL
5 13 (10.83%) Configuration Management
6 12 (10.00%) Scrum
7 11 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (9.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 11 (9.17%) E-Commerce
7 11 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.50%) ITIL V3
9 9 (7.50%) Logistics
9 9 (7.50%) Project Management
9 9 (7.50%) Test Automation
10 8 (6.67%) Change Management
10 8 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
10 8 (6.67%) Open Source
10 8 (6.67%) Visualisation
11 7 (5.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.67%) SQL
2 25 (20.83%) Java
3 24 (20.00%) Python
4 22 (18.33%) Perl
5 19 (15.83%) PowerShell
6 18 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 15 (12.50%) Ruby
8 13 (10.83%) C++
9 12 (10.00%) C#
10 11 (9.17%) PHP
11 10 (8.33%) VB
12 6 (5.00%) Shell Script
13 5 (4.17%) C
14 4 (3.33%) VBScript
15 3 (2.50%) AWK
15 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
16 2 (1.67%) Erlang
16 2 (1.67%) sed
17 1 (0.83%) Groovy
17 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (18.33%) Degree
2 10 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (6.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (5.00%) Postgraduate
5 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.50%) CCNP
6 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.67%) CCIE
7 2 (1.67%) CCNA
7 2 (1.67%) CISM
7 2 (1.67%) CISSP
7 2 (1.67%) MCAD
8 1 (0.83%) CCSA
8 1 (0.83%) CCSE
8 1 (0.83%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.83%) MCSA
8 1 (0.83%) MCSE
8 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.67%) SLA
2 4 (3.33%) QA
3 3 (2.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 27 (22.50%) Virtual Machines
3 25 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (17.50%) Hyper-V
5 14 (11.67%) VMware ESX
5 14 (11.67%) vSphere
5 14 (11.67%) XenDesktop
6 12 (10.00%) vCloud
7 11 (9.17%) NFS
7 11 (9.17%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (6.67%) ISA Server
8 8 (6.67%) UAG
8 8 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (5.00%) Docker
9 6 (5.00%) LXC
10 3 (2.50%) XenApp
11 2 (1.67%) KVM
11 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (15.83%) Puppet
2 16 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (9.17%) Ansible
3 11 (9.17%) vMotion
4 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (8.33%) Nagios
5 8 (6.67%) Graphite
5 8 (6.67%) WMI
6 7 (5.83%) Salt
7 6 (5.00%) Backup Exec
7 6 (5.00%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (5.00%) Control-M
7 6 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (5.00%) HP SIM
7 6 (5.00%) NetBackup
7 6 (5.00%) Netcool
7 6 (5.00%) NetVault Backup
7 6 (5.00%) OpenView
7 6 (5.00%) Tivoli
7 6 (5.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 44 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (24.17%) VMware
3 22 (18.33%) HP
4 19 (15.83%) Cisco
5 15 (12.50%) SAP
6 14 (11.67%) Citrix
6 14 (11.67%) Veritas
7 9 (7.50%) IBM
8 8 (6.67%) Remedy
9 6 (5.00%) Dell
9 6 (5.00%) Wallstreet Suite
10 4 (3.33%) Panasonic
10 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.50%) Apple
11 3 (2.50%) Google
11 3 (2.50%) Peoplefluent
11 3 (2.50%) Rackspace
12 2 (1.67%) F5
12 2 (1.67%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.67%) Talend
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
MaxAd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Lebara
Salary: benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £20,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Russell King Associates
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum 27 days annual leave, spot bonuses,
Posted: 4 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
aap3
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Great Benefits + Flexable working
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90000 - £150000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago