VMS
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring VMS skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited VMS over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 641 753 939
Rank change year-on-year +112 +186 -103
Permanent jobs citing VMS 268 168 327
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.86% 1.11% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 196 104 92
10th Percentile £38,750 £31,250 £40,125
25th Percentile £50,000 £35,400 £49,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £47,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% -26.92% +23.81%
75th Percentile £61,250 £67,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -26.92% +31.31%

All Operating Systems
UK

VMS falls under the Operating Systems category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring operating system skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 14,390 15,119 32,044
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.10% 16.35% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10,771 10,301 16,333
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the UK

VMS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VMS.

Salary trend for VMS in the UK

VMS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMS over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 17 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 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +112 246 £57,500 +21.05% 37
UK excluding London +56 194 £57,500 +21.05% 24
Work from Home +105 151 £57,500 +15.58% 11
London +82 67 £57,500 +43.75% 13
North of England +47 56 £57,500 -11.54% 6
South East -29 45 £57,500 +21.05% 7
Midlands -8 38 £57,500 +48.39% 8
North West +1 37 £57,500 -11.54% 5
South West -22 22 £57,500 +24.32% 3
East Midlands - 22 £57,500 - 7
West Midlands -3 16 £57,500 +48.39% 1
Yorkshire +73 14 £57,500 -11.54%
East of England +2 14 £57,500 -
Scotland -54 14 £57,500 +1.77% 1
North East - 5 £57,500 - 1
Wales +14 4 £45,000 -2.62%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

VMS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (11.57%) Microsoft Exchange
2 24 (8.96%) IIS
2 24 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.36%) Umbraco
3 9 (3.36%) WordPress
4 5 (1.87%) JBoss
4 5 (1.87%) Solana
4 5 (1.87%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.49%) CMS
6 3 (1.12%) CloudStack
7 2 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.37%) Apache
8 1 (0.37%) JOnAS
Applications
1 6 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.87%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (7.84%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.75%) Shopify
3 1 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.37%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 161 (60.07%) Azure
2 82 (30.60%) Power Platform
3 41 (15.30%) Microsoft 365
4 31 (11.57%) Entra ID
5 29 (10.82%) Azure DevOps
6 25 (9.33%) Dynamics 365
7 23 (8.58%) OneDrive
8 14 (5.22%) AWS
9 13 (4.85%) PaaS
10 11 (4.10%) IaaS
11 10 (3.73%) Azure Monitor
12 7 (2.61%) SaaS
12 7 (2.61%) Serverless
13 6 (2.24%) Azure App Service
13 6 (2.24%) GCP
14 5 (1.87%) Figma
14 5 (1.87%) Nutanix
15 4 (1.49%) GitHub
15 4 (1.49%) GitHub Actions
16 3 (1.12%) OCI
Communications & Networking
1 79 (29.48%) Firewall
2 74 (27.61%) Broadband
3 55 (20.52%) WAN
4 51 (19.03%) LAN
4 51 (19.03%) VPN
5 40 (14.93%) Internet
6 34 (12.69%) DNS
7 18 (6.72%) NAS
8 16 (5.97%) iSCSI
8 16 (5.97%) Network Security
9 14 (5.22%) DHCP
10 13 (4.85%) Fibre Channel
10 13 (4.85%) SAN
11 10 (3.73%) Wireless
12 8 (2.99%) TCP/IP
13 4 (1.49%) SD-WAN
13 4 (1.49%) SNMP
13 4 (1.49%) VLAN
13 4 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (41.79%) SQL Server
2 83 (30.97%) Azure SQL Database
3 76 (28.36%) Power BI
4 6 (2.24%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.75%) MySQL
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.37%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.37%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.37%) Firebird
7 1 (0.37%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 21 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (4.48%) Git
3 9 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (3.36%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.24%) GitLab
6 2 (0.75%) Subversion
6 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 150 (55.97%) Social Skills
2 47 (17.54%) Retail
3 25 (9.33%) Law
4 19 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.60%) Manufacturing
6 12 (4.48%) Games
7 11 (4.10%) Finance
8 10 (3.73%) Electronics
9 8 (2.99%) Legal
9 8 (2.99%) Marketing
10 7 (2.61%) Public Sector
10 7 (2.61%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 3 (1.12%) Tech for Good
13 2 (0.75%) Advertising
13 2 (0.75%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.75%) Military
14 1 (0.37%) Banking
14 1 (0.37%) Local Government
14 1 (0.37%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 74 (27.61%) DBA
1 74 (27.61%) SQL DBA
2 45 (16.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 37 (13.81%) Senior
4 31 (11.57%) Developer
5 28 (10.45%) Azure Engineer
6 21 (7.84%) Architect
6 21 (7.84%) Dynamics 365 Developer
7 19 (7.09%) Infrastructure Architect
8 18 (6.72%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 18 (6.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (5.60%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.85%) Analyst
11 12 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.48%) Vulnerability Analyst
12 11 (4.10%) Support Engineer
13 8 (2.99%) Network Engineer
13 8 (2.99%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.99%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.46%) .NET
2 10 (3.73%) LAMP
3 9 (3.36%) ARM Templates
4 8 (2.99%) HTML
4 8 (2.99%) JSON
5 7 (2.61%) .NET Core
5 7 (2.61%) React
6 6 (2.24%) CSS
6 6 (2.24%) REST
6 6 (2.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (2.24%) Vue
6 6 (2.24%) XML
6 6 (2.24%) YAML
7 5 (1.87%) HTML5
7 5 (1.87%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (1.87%) Sass
7 5 (1.87%) Tailwind CSS
8 4 (1.49%) LDAP
9 2 (0.75%) Loki
10 1 (0.37%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (4.10%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (4.10%) Replication
3 8 (2.99%) Cloud Native
3 8 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.61%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.87%) Blockchain
6 5 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.49%) Chip and PIN
7 4 (1.49%) Distributed Systems
7 4 (1.49%) IoT
7 4 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.49%) Team-Oriented Environment
8 3 (1.12%) CCTV
9 2 (0.75%) Onboarding
9 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.37%) Low-Code
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 119 (44.40%) Windows
2 66 (24.63%) Linux
3 49 (18.28%) Ubuntu
4 38 (14.18%) Windows Server
5 16 (5.97%) Windows 10
6 14 (5.22%) Unix
7 13 (4.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (3.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.49%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.12%) Android
11 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.12%) SUSE
11 3 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.75%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.37%) AIX
13 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (32.84%) Collaborative Working
2 83 (30.97%) High Availability
3 78 (29.10%) Business Intelligence
3 78 (29.10%) Performance Tuning
4 76 (28.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 66 (24.63%) DevOps
6 48 (17.91%) Agile
7 47 (17.54%) Collaborative Culture
8 46 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 46 (17.16%) Problem-Solving
9 43 (16.04%) Actionable Insight
10 39 (14.55%) DevSecOps
11 37 (13.81%) Application Security
12 22 (8.21%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (7.84%) Migration
14 20 (7.46%) Configuration Management
15 18 (6.72%) CI/CD
15 18 (6.72%) Customer Service
15 18 (6.72%) ERP
16 16 (5.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (40.67%) SQL
2 75 (27.99%) T-SQL
3 32 (11.94%) PowerShell
4 12 (4.48%) C#
5 11 (4.10%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.36%) Java
7 8 (2.99%) Bash
7 8 (2.99%) Bicep
7 8 (2.99%) Python
8 6 (2.24%) Go
9 5 (1.87%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.49%) Ruby
11 3 (1.12%) Perl
12 1 (0.37%) C++
12 1 (0.37%) PHP
12 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.37%) Scala
12 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 96 (35.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (22.39%) Security Cleared
3 37 (13.81%) DV Cleared
4 28 (10.45%) Degree
5 23 (8.58%) Azure Certification
6 17 (6.34%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.87%) HNC
8 5 (1.87%) HND
9 2 (0.75%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.75%) MCSA
9 2 (0.75%) MCSE
10 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.37%) MCP
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.87%) Accessibility
4 4 (1.49%) QA
5 3 (1.12%) SLA
6 2 (0.75%) GDPR
6 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 98 (36.57%) Virtual Machines
2 89 (33.21%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.34%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (5.22%) Docker
6 11 (4.10%) vSphere
7 10 (3.73%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.49%) pfSense
9 3 (1.12%) Ceph
9 3 (1.12%) Gluster
9 3 (1.12%) KVM
9 3 (1.12%) oVirt
9 3 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 53 (19.78%) Terraform
2 44 (16.42%) Ansible
3 26 (9.70%) Kubernetes
4 21 (7.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (7.84%) SCCM
5 15 (5.60%) WSUS
6 6 (2.24%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.12%) Graylog
7 3 (1.12%) Observium
7 3 (1.12%) Puppet
7 3 (1.12%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.75%) Grafana
8 2 (0.75%) Nessus
8 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.75%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.37%) Progress Chef
9 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 149 (55.60%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.55%) VMware
3 17 (6.34%) Veeam
4 15 (5.60%) Apple
4 15 (5.60%) Oracle
5 14 (5.22%) Citrix
6 13 (4.85%) Zerto
7 9 (3.36%) Aruba
7 9 (3.36%) Palo Alto
7 9 (3.36%) ProCurve
7 9 (3.36%) Synology
8 8 (2.99%) Cisco
9 5 (1.87%) Adobe
9 5 (1.87%) Dell
9 5 (1.87%) Google
9 5 (1.87%) SAP
9 5 (1.87%) Ubiquiti
10 4 (1.49%) BroadSoft
10 4 (1.49%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (1.49%) QNAP