Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 692 985 978
Rank change year-on-year +293 -7 +115
Permanent jobs citing VMS 70 104 216
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.073% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.53% 0.32% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 59 91 190
Median annual salary £65,000 £45,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.44% -35.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £41,550 £27,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £68,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +50.00% -1.23% +15.71%

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 13,220 32,422 39,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.29% 22.85% 23.04%
Number of salaries quoted 10,733 25,585 31,408
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,162 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -4.92% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £25,500 £25,441
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% - +2.50%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +316 68 £65,000 +51.16% 16
London +222 45 £75,000 +50.75% 6
Work from Home +88 18 £60,000 +100.00%
UK excluding London +232 15 £60,000 +50.00% 10
South East +165 8 £65,000 +33.33% 4
North of England +168 2 £31,000 -4.62%
South West +117 2 £39,500 - 4
Midlands +115 2 £32,938 +9.79% 1
North East - 2 £31,000 -
East of England +107 1 - - 1
West Midlands +93 1 £30,875 +2.92% 1
East Midlands +79 1 £35,000 -22.22%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (44.29%) Azure
3 28 (40.00%) Kubernetes
4 25 (35.71%) DevOps
5 24 (34.29%) Microservices
6 23 (32.86%) PowerShell
7 22 (31.43%) AWS
7 22 (31.43%) Test Automation
7 22 (31.43%) Python
8 21 (30.00%) Jenkins
9 20 (28.57%) Docker
10 19 (27.14%) Ansible
10 19 (27.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (27.14%) Linux
10 19 (27.14%) Microsoft
11 18 (25.71%) MVC
11 18 (25.71%) Degree
12 17 (24.29%) SLA
12 17 (24.29%) Windows
12 17 (24.29%) Office 365
13 16 (22.86%) Confluence
13 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
13 16 (22.86%) JIRA
13 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
14 15 (21.43%) Shell Script
14 15 (21.43%) Java
14 15 (21.43%) Open Source
14 15 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (21.43%) Terraform
15 14 (20.00%) Virtual Team

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 16 (22.86%) Confluence
2 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.57%) IIS
3 6 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.57%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.86%) CMS
5 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (44.29%) Azure
2 22 (31.43%) AWS
3 17 (24.29%) Office 365
4 13 (18.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (18.57%) SaaS
5 11 (15.71%) PaaS
6 10 (14.29%) IaaS
7 9 (12.86%) Serverless
7 9 (12.86%) Slack
8 7 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (8.57%) GCP
9 6 (8.57%) Loggly
9 6 (8.57%) Logic Apps
10 4 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (5.71%) GitHub
11 3 (4.29%) OneDrive
11 3 (4.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (2.86%) Amazon S3
12 2 (2.86%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.29%) DNS
2 6 (8.57%) Firewall
3 4 (5.71%) Network Security
3 4 (5.71%) SAN
3 4 (5.71%) VLAN
3 4 (5.71%) WebEx
4 3 (4.29%) HTTP
4 3 (4.29%) iSCSI
4 3 (4.29%) LAN
4 3 (4.29%) SMTP
4 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.86%) NAS
5 2 (2.86%) RTMP
5 2 (2.86%) SNMP
5 2 (2.86%) VPN
6 1 (1.43%) DHCP
6 1 (1.43%) FTP
6 1 (1.43%) Internet
6 1 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (8.57%) Redis
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.71%) InfluxDB
5 2 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.43%) KDB
6 1 (1.43%) Kdb+
6 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 19 (27.14%) Octopus Deploy
3 16 (22.86%) JIRA
4 13 (18.57%) Vagrant
5 11 (15.71%) JUnit
5 11 (15.71%) Mockito
6 6 (8.57%) Babel
6 6 (8.57%) Git (software)
6 6 (8.57%) gulp
6 6 (8.57%) Jasmine
6 6 (8.57%) JMeter
6 6 (8.57%) SpecFlow
6 6 (8.57%) TeamCity
6 6 (8.57%) webpack
7 5 (7.14%) GitLab
8 4 (5.71%) Selenium
9 1 (1.43%) Subversion
9 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 9 (12.86%) Games
2 6 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Billing
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (25.71%) Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Java Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) IT Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) IT Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) Apache Camel
1 11 (15.71%) Drools
1 11 (15.71%) JAX-RS
1 11 (15.71%) JMS
1 11 (15.71%) Node.js
1 11 (15.71%) React
1 11 (15.71%) REST
1 11 (15.71%) RESTful
1 11 (15.71%) Spring
1 11 (15.71%) Spring Integration
1 11 (15.71%) WireMock
2 7 (10.00%) .NET
2 7 (10.00%) .NET Core
2 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (8.57%) Swagger
4 4 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.43%) OAuth
5 1 (1.43%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 13 (18.57%) Cloud Native
3 10 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 7 (10.00%) Blog
4 7 (10.00%) PKI
4 7 (10.00%) Social Media
5 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.57%) NHS
5 6 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (5.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 4 (5.71%) Public Cloud
6 4 (5.71%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.86%) CCTV
7 2 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.86%) Video Editing
7 2 (2.86%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (1.43%) Handset
8 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.43%) Replication
8 1 (1.43%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.14%) Linux
2 17 (24.29%) Windows
3 5 (7.14%) Debian
4 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (1.43%) CentOS
6 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.71%) DevOps
3 24 (34.29%) Microservices
4 22 (31.43%) Test Automation
5 18 (25.71%) MVC
6 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
7 15 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (21.43%) Open Source
8 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 14 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (18.57%) Deployment Automation
9 13 (18.57%) Infrastructure as Code
9 13 (18.57%) Infrastructure Automation
9 13 (18.57%) Proactive Monitoring
10 12 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (17.14%) TDD
10 12 (17.14%) Unit Testing
11 11 (15.71%) CQRS
11 11 (15.71%) Dependency Injection
11 11 (15.71%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) PowerShell
2 22 (31.43%) Python
3 15 (21.43%) Java
3 15 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 14 (20.00%) SQL
5 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
6 11 (15.71%) Java 8
7 8 (11.43%) C#
8 7 (10.00%) Bash Shell
9 5 (7.14%) Perl
10 1 (1.43%) Groovy
10 1 (1.43%) Ruby
10 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (25.71%) Degree
2 13 (18.57%) AWS Certification
3 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (24.29%) SLA
2 6 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) Docker
2 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.71%) Firmware
6 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.29%) NFS
7 2 (2.86%) vSphere
8 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (40.00%) Kubernetes
2 19 (27.14%) Ansible
3 15 (21.43%) Terraform
4 14 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (20.00%) Puppet
5 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (7.14%) Rancher
7 4 (5.71%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (5.71%) Grafana
7 4 (5.71%) Graylog
7 4 (5.71%) Prometheus
8 2 (2.86%) systemd
9 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.43%) MIIS
9 1 (1.43%) Nagios
9 1 (1.43%) SCCM
9 1 (1.43%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 19 (27.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) BeyondTrust
2 6 (8.57%) New Relic
2 6 (8.57%) VMware
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.86%) AppDynamics
4 2 (2.86%) Dell
4 2 (2.86%) Google
4 2 (2.86%) SAP
4 2 (2.86%) Splunk
5 1 (1.43%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) Kaseya
5 1 (1.43%) NetApp
5 1 (1.43%) Sybase
5 1 (1.43%) Veritas
5 1 (1.43%) WatchGuard