Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 946 1072 1072
Rank change year-on-year +126 0 +93
Permanent jobs citing VMS 195 118 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.066% 0.082%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 155 90 126
UK median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% +17.98% -25.83%
10th Percentile £35,500 £35,000 £30,625
90th Percentile £92,500 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -36.00%

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 37,559 44,195 46,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.06% 24.61% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 30,364 35,673 39,594
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +1.27%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +123 186 £65,000 +18.18% 28
London +100 111 £80,000 +45.45% 9
UK excluding London +71 77 £42,500 - 20
South East +46 33 £42,500 -15.00% 8
East of England +42 20 £43,500 +67.31% 4
North of England +46 11 £36,000 +2.86% 4
Yorkshire - 9 £36,250 - 3
Midlands +25 4 £38,500 +48.08% 1
East Midlands +9 3 £38,500 -
Wales +8 3 - -
South West -7 3 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Scotland -9 3 £45,000 +38.46% 1
North East - 2 £34,250 -
West Midlands +37 1 £47,500 +82.69% 1

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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.

1 110 (56.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (50.26%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (50.26%) Linux
3 93 (47.69%) SQL
4 73 (37.44%) Git (software)
5 68 (34.87%) Finance
6 67 (34.36%) Docker
7 62 (31.79%) Kubernetes
8 59 (30.26%) Test Automation
9 57 (29.23%) DevOps
10 55 (28.21%) Virtual Machines
11 53 (27.18%) Windows
12 48 (24.62%) MySQL
12 48 (24.62%) Cloud Computing
13 47 (24.10%) Microsoft
13 47 (24.10%) Banking
14 46 (23.59%) Python
15 45 (23.08%) SQL Server
15 45 (23.08%) Telecoms
15 45 (23.08%) NoSQL
16 43 (22.05%) Redis
16 43 (22.05%) Amazon EC2
17 42 (21.54%) Amazon S3
17 42 (21.54%) GitHub
18 41 (21.03%) Node.js
19 40 (20.51%) Mocha
19 40 (20.51%) API Development
19 40 (20.51%) API Design
19 40 (20.51%) Chai
19 40 (20.51%) Docker Swarm

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 38 (19.49%) Ethereum
2 10 (5.13%) NServiceBus
3 9 (4.62%) IIS
3 9 (4.62%) Skype for Business
4 8 (4.10%) Apache Pig
4 8 (4.10%) Confluence
5 7 (3.59%) Apache Solr
5 7 (3.59%) Apache Spark
5 7 (3.59%) SAS
5 7 (3.59%) Traefik
6 3 (1.54%) Apache
6 3 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.54%) nginx
7 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.03%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.51%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 110 (56.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (50.26%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (24.62%) Cloud Computing
4 43 (22.05%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (21.54%) Amazon S3
5 42 (21.54%) GitHub
6 10 (5.13%) IaaS
7 7 (3.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (3.59%) Office 365
8 6 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (2.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (2.56%) Mimecast
9 5 (2.56%) Serverless
10 4 (2.05%) Cloudflare
10 4 (2.05%) PaaS
11 3 (1.54%) Apigee
11 3 (1.54%) Azure Functions
11 3 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.41%) Firewall
2 29 (14.87%) DNS
3 15 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 14 (7.18%) SSL
5 13 (6.67%) Network Security
6 12 (6.15%) VPN
7 9 (4.62%) Skype
7 9 (4.62%) VLAN
8 7 (3.59%) Kerberos
9 6 (3.08%) DHCP
9 6 (3.08%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (3.08%) NAS
10 5 (2.56%) IPsec
10 5 (2.56%) PBX
10 5 (2.56%) SSH
10 5 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.05%) FTP
11 4 (2.05%) HTTPS
11 4 (2.05%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (24.62%) MySQL
2 45 (23.08%) NoSQL
2 45 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 43 (22.05%) Redis
4 40 (20.51%) Blockchain
5 39 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (12.82%) Relational Database
7 21 (10.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (5.13%) Hadoop
9 9 (4.62%) Power BI
10 8 (4.10%) Apache Hive
11 7 (3.59%) Apache Zeppelin
11 7 (3.59%) HBase
11 7 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (3.59%) Sqoop
12 6 (3.08%) Big Data
12 6 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (2.56%) MongoDB
14 3 (1.54%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 73 (37.44%) Git (software)
2 40 (20.51%) Mocha
3 28 (14.36%) Jenkins
4 17 (8.72%) Visual Studio
5 14 (7.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (6.15%) Maven
6 12 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (5.13%) JIRA
8 9 (4.62%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (3.59%) MSBuild
9 7 (3.59%) Subversion
10 6 (3.08%) Metasploit
11 5 (2.56%) CruiseControl
11 5 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (1.54%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.54%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.54%) NSubstitute
12 3 (1.54%) NUnit
12 3 (1.54%) Serilog
13 2 (1.03%) Gradle
General
1 68 (34.87%) Finance
2 47 (24.10%) Banking
3 45 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.62%) Retail
5 5 (2.56%) Billing
5 5 (2.56%) Marketing
6 4 (2.05%) Electronics
7 3 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.03%) Advertising
8 2 (1.03%) Military
9 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (27.69%) Developer
2 37 (18.97%) Blockchain Developer
3 30 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (12.82%) Senior Developer
5 20 (10.26%) Backend Developer
5 20 (10.26%) Senior Backend Developer
6 19 (9.74%) Architect
7 17 (8.72%) Node.js Developer
8 14 (7.18%) Administrator
8 14 (7.18%) Build and Release Engineer
8 14 (7.18%) Build Engineer
8 14 (7.18%) Cloud Architect
8 14 (7.18%) Release Engineer
9 13 (6.67%) Azure Architect
10 10 (5.13%) Analyst
11 8 (4.10%) .NET Developer
11 8 (4.10%) Consultant
12 7 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.59%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.03%) Node.js
2 40 (20.51%) Chai
2 40 (20.51%) Enzyme
2 40 (20.51%) Jest
3 38 (19.49%) Smart Contracts
3 38 (19.49%) Truffle
3 38 (19.49%) web3js
4 27 (13.85%) HTML
5 26 (13.33%) CSS
6 24 (12.31%) LDAP
7 21 (10.77%) .NET
8 13 (6.67%) REST
9 9 (4.62%) .NET Framework
10 8 (4.10%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.10%) WCF
10 8 (4.10%) Web Services
11 7 (3.59%) Kafka
11 7 (3.59%) SparkR
12 5 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.49%) Bitcoin
2 15 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 11 (5.64%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.08%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (3.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.56%) Replication
7 5 (2.56%) YubiKey
8 4 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.54%) Clustering
9 3 (1.54%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.54%) Social Media
10 2 (1.03%) CCTV
10 2 (1.03%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 98 (50.26%) Linux
2 53 (27.18%) Windows
3 20 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.21%) Unix
5 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.08%) Kali Linux
7 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.05%) OpenVMS
8 4 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.05%) Solaris
8 4 (2.05%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.05%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.54%) AIX
9 3 (1.54%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.03%) Android
11 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.51%) CentOS
11 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.26%) Test Automation
2 57 (29.23%) DevOps
3 40 (20.51%) API Design
3 40 (20.51%) API Development
4 38 (19.49%) Front End Development
5 31 (15.90%) Analytics
6 27 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (13.85%) Identity Management
7 22 (11.28%) Deployment Automation
8 20 (10.26%) Data Security
8 20 (10.26%) KYC
9 19 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (8.72%) Migration
11 17 (8.72%) Software Engineering
12 16 (8.21%) Configuration Management
12 16 (8.21%) IT Strategy
13 15 (7.69%) Open Source
13 15 (7.69%) Scrum
14 14 (7.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (47.69%) SQL
2 46 (23.59%) Python
3 38 (19.49%) ES6
3 38 (19.49%) Solidity
4 33 (16.92%) PowerShell
5 27 (13.85%) Java
6 26 (13.33%) C#
7 25 (12.82%) Ruby
8 23 (11.79%) C++
9 22 (11.28%) Go
10 19 (9.74%) Apple Swift
10 19 (9.74%) Elixir
10 19 (9.74%) Haskell
10 19 (9.74%) Lua
10 19 (9.74%) Objective-C
10 19 (9.74%) Rust
10 19 (9.74%) Scala
11 14 (7.18%) JavaScript
12 12 (6.15%) T-SQL
13 11 (5.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (16.92%) Degree
2 8 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.59%) CISSP
3 7 (3.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.59%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 6 (3.08%) CCSP
4 6 (3.08%) CEH
4 6 (3.08%) CHFI
4 6 (3.08%) ECIH
4 6 (3.08%) GCIH
4 6 (3.08%) GIAC
4 6 (3.08%) OSCE
4 6 (3.08%) OSCP
4 6 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.03%) CCNA
5 2 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CISA
6 1 (0.51%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.69%) QA
2 3 (1.54%) GDPR
2 3 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 67 (34.36%) Docker
2 55 (28.21%) Virtual Machines
3 32 (16.41%) Active Directory
4 22 (11.28%) Hyper-V
5 20 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (3.59%) HDFS
7 7 (3.59%) NFS
8 6 (3.08%) vSphere
9 5 (2.56%) KVM
10 4 (2.05%) iptables
10 4 (2.05%) vCloud
11 3 (1.54%) Firmware
11 3 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.54%) VirtualBox
11 3 (1.54%) Xen
12 2 (1.03%) LXC
13 1 (0.51%) Samba
13 1 (0.51%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 62 (31.79%) Kubernetes
2 40 (20.51%) Docker Swarm
3 30 (15.38%) Puppet
4 19 (9.74%) Ansible
5 16 (8.21%) Terraform
6 14 (7.18%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (4.10%) vCenter Server
8 7 (3.59%) Ambari
8 7 (3.59%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (3.59%) Oozie
9 6 (3.08%) Nessus
9 6 (3.08%) Nmap
9 6 (3.08%) OpenVAS
9 6 (3.08%) QRadar
9 6 (3.08%) vMotion
10 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (2.05%) Nagios
11 4 (2.05%) NetBackup
11 4 (2.05%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (2.05%) WMI
Vendors
1 47 (24.10%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.79%) VMware
3 13 (6.67%) Cisco
3 13 (6.67%) Oracle
3 13 (6.67%) SAP
4 9 (4.62%) EMC
5 7 (3.59%) HP
5 7 (3.59%) IBM
6 6 (3.08%) AlienVault
6 6 (3.08%) Dell
6 6 (3.08%) Juniper
6 6 (3.08%) LogRhythm
6 6 (3.08%) Qualys
6 6 (3.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.08%) Splunk
7 5 (2.56%) NETGEAR
7 5 (2.56%) Sophos
7 5 (2.56%) Vyatta
8 4 (2.05%) Google
8 4 (2.05%) NetApp