Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 934 1025 1059
Rank change year-on-year +91 +34 +95
Permanent jobs citing VMS 171 152 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.088% 0.073%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.49% 0.36% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 128 119 105
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -6.98%
10th Percentile £35,250 £36,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £77,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% -15.00%

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 35,151 42,116 43,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.25% 24.32% 24.47%
Number of salaries quoted 28,175 34,353 36,739
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.59% +2.84%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% -1.25%

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 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 14 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 17 January 2019. 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 +91 161 £60,000 +9.09% 25
UK excluding London +93 82 £43,500 -3.33% 18
London +39 82 £65,000 +8.33% 7
South East +59 43 £42,500 -5.56% 10
East of England +39 16 £43,500 +67.31% 2
Midlands +31 12 £43,000 +32.31% 1
East Midlands +16 7 £38,500 +10.00%
West Midlands +41 5 £70,000 +169.23% 1
North of England +31 5 £39,875 +13.93% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £36,000 -
Scotland +9 3 £45,000 +38.46%
Wales - 2 - -
North West +26 1 £43,750 +25.00% 2
South West -2 1 £27,000 -55.92% 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 81 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 81 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (40.94%) Linux
3 63 (36.84%) DevOps
4 60 (35.09%) SQL
5 49 (28.65%) Git (software)
6 47 (27.49%) Windows
7 45 (26.32%) Docker
8 44 (25.73%) Finance
9 42 (24.56%) Microsoft
9 42 (24.56%) Kubernetes
10 41 (23.98%) Python
11 40 (23.39%) PowerShell
12 38 (22.22%) Analytics
13 36 (21.05%) Test Automation
14 35 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (19.30%) SQL Server
16 31 (18.13%) DNS
16 31 (18.13%) Degree
17 30 (17.54%) Firewall
17 30 (17.54%) Jenkins
18 29 (16.96%) Virtual Machines
19 28 (16.37%) Cloud Computing
19 28 (16.37%) Puppet
19 28 (16.37%) VMware
19 28 (16.37%) Active Directory
20 27 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (15.20%) Ansible
22 24 (14.04%) Terraform

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 14 (8.19%) Ethereum
2 10 (5.85%) NServiceBus
3 9 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 8 (4.68%) Confluence
4 8 (4.68%) IIS
5 7 (4.09%) Traefik
6 5 (2.92%) Apache Pig
6 5 (2.92%) Apache Solr
6 5 (2.92%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.92%) SAS
7 4 (2.34%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.75%) Apache
8 3 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.75%) nginx
9 2 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.17%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.68%) SAP SD
2 7 (4.09%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (2.92%) SAP APO
3 5 (2.92%) SAP MM
3 5 (2.92%) SAP VC
4 1 (0.58%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 81 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
1 81 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (16.37%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (9.94%) Amazon S3
4 15 (8.77%) GitHub
5 14 (8.19%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (7.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 8 (4.68%) Office 365
8 7 (4.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (4.09%) Serverless
9 5 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (2.92%) IaaS
9 5 (2.92%) Mimecast
10 4 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (2.34%) Cloudflare
11 3 (1.75%) Apigee
11 3 (1.75%) Azure Functions
11 3 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.17%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.13%) DNS
2 30 (17.54%) Firewall
3 15 (8.77%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.02%) Network Security
5 11 (6.43%) DHCP
6 10 (5.85%) VPN
7 9 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (5.26%) SSL
7 9 (5.26%) VLAN
8 8 (4.68%) iSCSI
8 8 (4.68%) Skype
9 6 (3.51%) IPsec
10 5 (2.92%) HTTP
10 5 (2.92%) Kerberos
10 5 (2.92%) SAN
11 4 (2.34%) NAS
11 4 (2.34%) PBX
11 4 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.75%) Internet
12 3 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.30%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.70%) MySQL
3 19 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 18 (10.53%) Azure SQL Database
5 17 (9.94%) Redis
6 14 (8.19%) Blockchain
6 14 (8.19%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (5.85%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.68%) Hadoop
9 7 (4.09%) Power BI
10 5 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (2.92%) Apache Hive
10 5 (2.92%) Apache Zeppelin
10 5 (2.92%) HBase
10 5 (2.92%) Sqoop
11 4 (2.34%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.75%) Big Data
12 3 (1.75%) Couchbase
12 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (28.65%) Git (software)
2 30 (17.54%) Jenkins
3 22 (12.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (9.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (8.19%) Mocha
6 10 (5.85%) Maven
7 9 (5.26%) JIRA
8 8 (4.68%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (4.68%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (2.34%) Metasploit
11 3 (1.75%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.75%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.75%) NSubstitute
11 3 (1.75%) NUnit
11 3 (1.75%) Serilog
12 2 (1.17%) CruiseControl
12 2 (1.17%) Gerrit
12 2 (1.17%) Subversion
12 2 (1.17%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (25.73%) Finance
2 23 (13.45%) Telecoms
3 19 (11.11%) Banking
4 10 (5.85%) Automotive
5 8 (4.68%) Billing
5 8 (4.68%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.51%) Retail
7 4 (2.34%) Electronics
7 4 (2.34%) Marketing
8 2 (1.17%) Military
9 1 (0.58%) Games
9 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (18.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (14.04%) Developer
3 21 (12.28%) Build Engineer
4 20 (11.70%) Build and Release Engineer
4 20 (11.70%) Release Engineer
5 16 (9.36%) Architect
6 15 (8.77%) Consultant
7 14 (8.19%) Blockchain Developer
8 12 (7.02%) Senior Developer
9 11 (6.43%) Administrator
9 11 (6.43%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (5.85%) Azure Architect
10 10 (5.85%) Functional Consultant
10 10 (5.85%) SAP Consultant
10 10 (5.85%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 8 (4.68%) Analyst
11 8 (4.68%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) Support Specialist
12 7 (4.09%) Node.js Developer
12 7 (4.09%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.04%) LDAP
2 14 (8.19%) .NET
2 14 (8.19%) Chai
2 14 (8.19%) Enzyme
2 14 (8.19%) Jest
2 14 (8.19%) Node.js
2 14 (8.19%) Smart Contracts
2 14 (8.19%) Truffle
2 14 (8.19%) web3js
3 11 (6.43%) HTML
4 10 (5.85%) CSS
5 9 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 7 (4.09%) REST
6 7 (4.09%) RESTful
7 5 (2.92%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.92%) Kafka
7 5 (2.92%) SAP Core Interface
7 5 (2.92%) SparkR
7 5 (2.92%) WCF
8 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.19%) Bitcoin
3 13 (7.60%) Public Cloud
4 12 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 5 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.34%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (2.34%) Replication
7 4 (2.34%) YubiKey
8 3 (1.75%) CCTV
8 3 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.75%) Social Media
9 2 (1.17%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.17%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.17%) EMC VNXe
9 2 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.17%) User Experience
10 1 (0.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 70 (40.94%) Linux
2 47 (27.49%) Windows
3 23 (13.45%) Windows Server
4 14 (8.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.60%) Unix
5 13 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.09%) Windows 2000
6 7 (4.09%) Windows NT
6 7 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.34%) Kali Linux
7 4 (2.34%) OpenVMS
7 4 (2.34%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.75%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.58%) Android
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (36.84%) DevOps
2 38 (22.22%) Analytics
3 36 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 35 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (13.45%) Deployment Automation
7 19 (11.11%) Open Source
8 18 (10.53%) Migration
9 15 (8.77%) Project Management
9 15 (8.77%) Technical Leadership
10 14 (8.19%) API Design
10 14 (8.19%) API Development
10 14 (8.19%) Front End Development
10 14 (8.19%) Identity Management
10 14 (8.19%) IT Strategy
11 13 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (7.60%) User Stories
12 12 (7.02%) Computer Science
12 12 (7.02%) Configuration Management
12 12 (7.02%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 60 (35.09%) SQL
2 41 (23.98%) Python
3 40 (23.39%) PowerShell
4 20 (11.70%) C#
5 14 (8.19%) ES6
5 14 (8.19%) Java
5 14 (8.19%) Solidity
6 13 (7.60%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.43%) C++
8 10 (5.85%) Go
8 10 (5.85%) Ruby
9 9 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 9 (5.26%) Shell Script
10 7 (4.09%) Apple Swift
10 7 (4.09%) Elixir
10 7 (4.09%) Haskell
10 7 (4.09%) Lua
10 7 (4.09%) Objective-C
10 7 (4.09%) Rust
10 7 (4.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (18.13%) Degree
2 14 (8.19%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.60%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.92%) CISSP
7 4 (2.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (2.34%) CCSP
7 4 (2.34%) CEH
7 4 (2.34%) CHFI
7 4 (2.34%) ECIH
7 4 (2.34%) GCIH
7 4 (2.34%) GIAC
7 4 (2.34%) OSCE
7 4 (2.34%) OSCP
8 2 (1.17%) CCNA
8 2 (1.17%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.53%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) GDPR
2 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) PMO
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (26.32%) Docker
2 29 (16.96%) Virtual Machines
3 28 (16.37%) Active Directory
4 27 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (12.87%) Hyper-V
6 17 (9.94%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (5.85%) NFS
7 10 (5.85%) vSphere
8 7 (4.09%) vCloud
9 5 (2.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (2.92%) HDFS
10 4 (2.34%) KVM
10 4 (2.34%) LXC
11 3 (1.75%) iptables
11 3 (1.75%) VirtualBox
11 3 (1.75%) Xen
12 2 (1.17%) Firmware
13 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.58%) XenApp
13 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (24.56%) Kubernetes
2 28 (16.37%) Puppet
3 26 (15.20%) Ansible
4 24 (14.04%) Terraform
5 14 (8.19%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (7.02%) vCenter Server
7 11 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (5.26%) vMotion
9 8 (4.68%) NetBackup
10 7 (4.09%) WMI
11 5 (2.92%) Ambari
11 5 (2.92%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (2.92%) Oozie
11 5 (2.92%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (2.34%) Grafana
12 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (2.34%) OpenVAS
12 4 (2.34%) Packer
12 4 (2.34%) Prometheus
12 4 (2.34%) QRadar
Vendors
1 42 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.37%) VMware
3 21 (12.28%) SAP
4 16 (9.36%) Cisco
5 11 (6.43%) HP
6 10 (5.85%) Dell
7 9 (5.26%) EMC
7 9 (5.26%) Oracle
8 8 (4.68%) Veeam
9 7 (4.09%) IBM
9 7 (4.09%) NetApp
10 5 (2.92%) Ariba
11 4 (2.34%) Google
11 4 (2.34%) Juniper
11 4 (2.34%) LogRhythm
11 4 (2.34%) NETGEAR
11 4 (2.34%) Qualys
11 4 (2.34%) Sophos
11 4 (2.34%) Splunk
11 4 (2.34%) Vyatta