Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 844 969 1025
Rank change year-on-year +125 +56 +41
Permanent jobs citing VMS 171 154 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.096%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.63% 0.45% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 129 115 132
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -10.20% +22.50%
10th Percentile £32,250 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £74,000 £91,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%

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 27,048 34,534 42,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.04% 23.15% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21,720 27,767 34,819
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +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 24 February 2020.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 12 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 24 February 2020. 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 +124 157 £60,000 +4.35% 30
UK excluding London +94 95 £50,000 +17.65% 25
London +88 74 £67,500 +3.85% 7
South East +45 40 £59,000 +38.82% 8
North of England +77 31 £65,000 +80.56% 4
North West +67 30 £65,000 +261.11% 3
West Midlands +37 17 £52,500 -25.00% 3
Midlands +36 17 £52,500 +22.09% 7
Scotland - 7 £31,000 - 1
South West +42 5 £60,000 +122.22% 3
Yorkshire +31 1 £37,500 +4.17% 1
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 95 (55.56%) Azure
2 74 (43.27%) SQL Server
3 72 (42.11%) AWS
4 71 (41.52%) Windows
5 67 (39.18%) DevOps
6 66 (38.60%) Microsoft
7 65 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (33.92%) Python
9 52 (30.41%) C#
10 44 (25.73%) SQL
11 43 (25.15%) Docker
12 41 (23.98%) Active Directory
13 40 (23.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 39 (22.81%) .NET
14 39 (22.81%) Linux
15 36 (21.05%) Mentoring
15 36 (21.05%) Windows Server
15 36 (21.05%) Office 365
16 35 (20.47%) Firewall
16 35 (20.47%) Jenkins
17 34 (19.88%) Degree
18 33 (19.30%) Process Improvement
18 33 (19.30%) Terraform
19 32 (18.71%) PowerShell
19 32 (18.71%) VMware
20 31 (18.13%) JavaScript
20 31 (18.13%) Ansible
21 30 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 30 (17.54%) HTML
21 30 (17.54%) CSS

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 12 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.09%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.34%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Adobe Captivate
1 4 (2.34%) Camtasia
1 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) SAP SD
2 4 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 95 (55.56%) Azure
2 72 (42.11%) AWS
3 36 (21.05%) Office 365
4 25 (14.62%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (9.94%) Amazon ELB
5 17 (9.94%) Amazon S3
6 11 (6.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (6.43%) Amazon Glacier
6 11 (6.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (5.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (4.68%) IaaS
8 8 (4.68%) OneDrive
8 8 (4.68%) Power Platform
8 8 (4.68%) Sumo Logic
9 7 (4.09%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (3.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (3.51%) PaaS
10 6 (3.51%) Route 53
11 5 (2.92%) WhatsApp
12 4 (2.34%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.47%) Firewall
2 21 (12.28%) SAN
2 21 (12.28%) VLAN
3 20 (11.70%) NAS
4 15 (8.77%) LAN
4 15 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 14 (8.19%) DNS
5 14 (8.19%) iSCSI
6 12 (7.02%) HTTP
7 11 (6.43%) FTP
7 11 (6.43%) SMTP
7 11 (6.43%) SSH
7 11 (6.43%) VPN
7 11 (6.43%) WAN
8 6 (3.51%) Internet
8 6 (3.51%) Network Security
8 6 (3.51%) VSAN
9 5 (2.92%) Skype
9 5 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (43.27%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.62%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.68%) Power BI
4 7 (4.09%) KDB
4 7 (4.09%) Kdb+
4 7 (4.09%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.92%) Redis
6 2 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 35 (20.47%) Jenkins
2 18 (10.53%) Vagrant
3 14 (8.19%) Git (software)
4 12 (7.02%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (6.43%) Subversion
6 6 (3.51%) Fiddler
6 6 (3.51%) LINQPad
6 6 (3.51%) Postman
7 5 (2.92%) gulp
7 5 (2.92%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.34%) Babel
8 4 (2.34%) Jasmine
8 4 (2.34%) JMeter
8 4 (2.34%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.34%) webpack
9 2 (1.17%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.17%) JIRA
9 2 (1.17%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.17%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 1 (0.58%) Gradle
General
1 17 (9.94%) Finance
2 4 (2.34%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.75%) Banking
4 2 (1.17%) Military
4 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Billing
5 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Law
5 1 (0.58%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.58%) Publishing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (21.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (13.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (11.70%) Developer
3 20 (11.70%) Release Engineer
4 17 (9.94%) Senior Developer
5 16 (9.36%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (8.19%) Support Engineer
6 14 (8.19%) VMS Engineer
7 13 (7.60%) Development Manager
7 13 (7.60%) IT Engineer
7 13 (7.60%) Lead Developer
8 12 (7.02%) Architect
8 12 (7.02%) Build and Release Engineer
8 12 (7.02%) Build Engineer
9 10 (5.85%) .NET Developer
9 10 (5.85%) .NET Development Manager
9 10 (5.85%) Lead .NET Developer
9 10 (5.85%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (22.81%) .NET
2 30 (17.54%) CSS
2 30 (17.54%) HTML
2 30 (17.54%) RESTful
3 7 (4.09%) Dask
3 7 (4.09%) Keras
3 7 (4.09%) Natural Language Processing
3 7 (4.09%) NumPy
3 7 (4.09%) Pandas
3 7 (4.09%) PyMC3
3 7 (4.09%) PyTorch
3 7 (4.09%) scikit-learn
3 7 (4.09%) TensorFlow
4 4 (2.34%) .NET Core
4 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (2.34%) Swagger
4 4 (2.34%) Web Services
5 1 (0.58%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.28%) Replication
3 8 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.09%) PKI
5 6 (3.51%) Enterprise Cloud
5 6 (3.51%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.92%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.34%) Clustering
7 4 (2.34%) e-Learning
7 4 (2.34%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.17%) CCTV
9 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.17%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.17%) User Experience
10 1 (0.58%) CMDB
10 1 (0.58%) NHS
10 1 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 71 (41.52%) Windows
2 39 (22.81%) Linux
3 36 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 25 (14.62%) Windows 10
5 12 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (4.68%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.92%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.75%) Android
10 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.58%) CentOS
11 1 (0.58%) Unix
11 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (39.18%) DevOps
2 65 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (21.05%) Mentoring
4 33 (19.30%) Process Improvement
5 30 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 28 (16.37%) API Integration
7 21 (12.28%) Configuration Management
7 21 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (8.77%) Change Control
9 14 (8.19%) Data Management
10 13 (7.60%) Computer Science
11 12 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (7.02%) Infrastructure Automation
11 12 (7.02%) Project Management
12 11 (6.43%) OO
12 11 (6.43%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.68%) Change Management
13 8 (4.68%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 58 (33.92%) Python
2 52 (30.41%) C#
3 44 (25.73%) SQL
4 32 (18.71%) PowerShell
5 31 (18.13%) JavaScript
6 29 (16.96%) PHP
7 16 (9.36%) Java
8 12 (7.02%) Perl
9 11 (6.43%) Groovy
9 11 (6.43%) Ruby
10 9 (5.26%) Shell Script
11 7 (4.09%) Julia
11 7 (4.09%) R
11 7 (4.09%) Rust
12 5 (2.92%) ABAP
12 5 (2.92%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.92%) VBScript
13 1 (0.58%) Java 8
13 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (23.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (19.88%) Degree
3 29 (16.96%) MCSD
4 25 (14.62%) Security Cleared
5 20 (11.70%) SC Cleared
6 13 (7.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (4.68%) CCNA
7 8 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.68%) MCSA
8 7 (4.09%) MCSE
8 7 (4.09%) PhD
9 6 (3.51%) AWS Certification
10 4 (2.34%) HND
10 4 (2.34%) MCP
11 3 (1.75%) ISTQB
12 2 (1.17%) HNC
13 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.58%) ISEB
13 1 (0.58%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.09%) SLA
3 4 (2.34%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) NCSC
System Software
1 43 (25.15%) Docker
2 41 (23.98%) Active Directory
3 25 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (8.19%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.19%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (4.68%) vCloud
5 8 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (3.51%) vSphere
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.58%) XenApp
7 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (19.30%) Terraform
2 31 (18.13%) Ansible
3 15 (8.77%) Kubernetes
4 14 (8.19%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (8.19%) Puppet
5 11 (6.43%) Nagios
6 10 (5.85%) SCCM
7 8 (4.68%) Packer
8 6 (3.51%) Kibana
9 5 (2.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (2.92%) vCenter Server
9 5 (2.92%) WSUS
10 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (2.34%) Sysprep
11 2 (1.17%) vRealize
12 1 (0.58%) Cloudify
12 1 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.58%) Mesos
12 1 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 66 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.71%) VMware
3 29 (16.96%) Sitecore
4 19 (11.11%) Oracle
5 16 (9.36%) Veritas
6 14 (8.19%) Veeam
7 13 (7.60%) Citrix
8 9 (5.26%) Cisco
9 8 (4.68%) AppDynamics
10 7 (4.09%) Sybase
11 6 (3.51%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.92%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.92%) Remedy
12 5 (2.92%) SAP
13 4 (2.34%) Adobe
13 4 (2.34%) New Relic
14 2 (1.17%) Atlassian
14 2 (1.17%) Google
14 2 (1.17%) HP
14 2 (1.17%) Symantec