Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 949 1073 1164
Rank change year-on-year +124 +91 +8
Permanent jobs citing VMS 228 114 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.067% 0.065%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 198 78 116
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% +17.65% -11.46%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,374 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £61,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,700 £42,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +5.18% +14.86% -22.11%

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 40,778 41,118 52,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 24.32% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 32,992 34,474 44,016
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 11 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 May 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 +107 227 £65,000 +30.00% 53
London +101 165 £70,000 +24.44% 28
UK excluding London +2 57 £44,700 +5.18% 26
South East -6 27 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Midlands +7 13 £47,500 +35.71% 5
West Midlands +13 9 £60,000 +71.43% 4
East of England -12 9 £44,400 +38.06% 4
North of England -12 5 £35,000 -17.65% 6
Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 - 5
East Midlands -2 4 £35,000 -
South West -20 3 £30,000 -33.33% 2

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 126 (55.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (52.63%) SQL
3 108 (47.37%) Linux
4 100 (43.86%) Windows
5 90 (39.47%) Git (software)
6 89 (39.04%) Finance
7 81 (35.53%) Amazon AWS
8 73 (32.02%) Docker
9 69 (30.26%) Test Automation
10 67 (29.39%) Microsoft
11 65 (28.51%) SQL Server
12 63 (27.63%) PowerShell
13 60 (26.32%) DevOps
14 58 (25.44%) Virtual Machines
15 57 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
16 56 (24.56%) Banking
16 56 (24.56%) Redis
17 55 (24.12%) Kubernetes
18 52 (22.81%) Cloud Computing
19 51 (22.37%) Amazon EC2
19 51 (22.37%) Smart Contracts
20 50 (21.93%) MySQL
21 49 (21.49%) GitHub
21 49 (21.49%) Blockchain
21 49 (21.49%) Docker Swarm
22 48 (21.05%) Chai
22 48 (21.05%) Jest
22 48 (21.05%) Enzyme
22 48 (21.05%) Solidity
22 48 (21.05%) API Development

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 47 (20.61%) Ethereum
2 17 (7.46%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (5.70%) OpenStack
4 9 (3.95%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.19%) Apache
5 5 (2.19%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.75%) nginx
7 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.88%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.88%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.88%) SAS
8 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (12.72%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (1.75%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 126 (55.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (35.53%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (22.81%) Cloud Computing
4 51 (22.37%) Amazon EC2
5 49 (21.49%) GitHub
6 48 (21.05%) Amazon S3
7 40 (17.54%) IaaS
8 21 (9.21%) PaaS
9 20 (8.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 11 (4.82%) Office 365
12 4 (1.75%) SaaS
13 2 (0.88%) Taleo
14 1 (0.44%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.44%) OpenDNS
14 1 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.28%) Firewall
2 20 (8.77%) WAN
3 19 (8.33%) DNS
4 13 (5.70%) LAN
4 13 (5.70%) VPN
5 12 (5.26%) DHCP
6 11 (4.82%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.39%) Network Security
8 9 (3.95%) FTP
9 8 (3.51%) Wireless
10 7 (3.07%) SSL
11 5 (2.19%) IPsec
11 5 (2.19%) SSH
12 4 (1.75%) HTTPS
12 4 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.75%) SAN
13 3 (1.32%) HTTP
13 3 (1.32%) RTP
13 3 (1.32%) VLAN
14 2 (0.88%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (28.51%) SQL Server
2 57 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (24.56%) Redis
4 50 (21.93%) MySQL
5 49 (21.49%) Blockchain
6 48 (21.05%) NoSQL
7 37 (16.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (16.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (11.84%) Relational Database
9 23 (10.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (7.02%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (5.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (4.82%) MongoDB
13 10 (4.39%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (3.95%) RDBMS
15 6 (2.63%) Aerospike
15 6 (2.63%) Oracle Database
16 5 (2.19%) Big Data
17 3 (1.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 90 (39.47%) Git (software)
2 48 (21.05%) Mocha
3 43 (18.86%) Jenkins
4 35 (15.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (11.84%) Subversion
6 26 (11.40%) MSBuild
6 26 (11.40%) Visual Studio
7 25 (10.96%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (9.21%) Visual Studio Team System
9 14 (6.14%) CruiseControl
10 8 (3.51%) Fiddler
10 8 (3.51%) LINQPad
11 7 (3.07%) Artifactory
11 7 (3.07%) JMeter
11 7 (3.07%) NUnit
11 7 (3.07%) Selenium
11 7 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (3.07%) SpecFlow
12 3 (1.32%) ClearCase
12 3 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 89 (39.04%) Finance
2 56 (24.56%) Banking
3 45 (19.74%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.39%) Marketing
5 7 (3.07%) Games
6 5 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.19%) Military
7 4 (1.75%) Retail
8 3 (1.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.88%) Legal
10 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 77 (33.77%) Developer
2 36 (15.79%) Backend Developer
3 30 (13.16%) Blockchain Developer
4 25 (10.96%) Node.js Developer
5 24 (10.53%) Administrator
6 22 (9.65%) Architect
7 21 (9.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (8.33%) Senior Developer
9 17 (7.46%) Consultant
10 15 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (6.14%) Linux Administrator
11 14 (6.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 14 (6.14%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
12 12 (5.26%) Senior Backend Developer
13 11 (4.82%) SQL Developer
14 10 (4.39%) Azure Engineer
14 10 (4.39%) Operations Engineer
14 10 (4.39%) SQL Server Developer
14 10 (4.39%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (22.37%) Smart Contracts
2 48 (21.05%) Chai
2 48 (21.05%) Enzyme
2 48 (21.05%) Jest
2 48 (21.05%) Node.js
3 47 (20.61%) Truffle
3 47 (20.61%) web3js
4 43 (18.86%) .NET
5 41 (17.98%) CSS
5 41 (17.98%) HTML
6 24 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 16 (7.02%) Web Services
8 15 (6.58%) Kafka
8 15 (6.58%) WCF
9 14 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (6.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (6.14%) WinForms
10 10 (4.39%) LINQ
11 9 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (3.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.61%) Bitcoin
2 21 (9.21%) Public Cloud
3 20 (8.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (6.14%) Private Cloud
5 13 (5.70%) Fintech
6 11 (4.82%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.82%) Replication
7 10 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.39%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.51%) Robotics
8 8 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (3.07%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (2.63%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.63%) Spread Betting
11 5 (2.19%) CCTV
11 5 (2.19%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (1.75%) Clustering
12 4 (1.75%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.75%) Virtual Team
13 3 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 108 (47.37%) Linux
2 100 (43.86%) Windows
3 30 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.82%) CentOS
4 11 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.95%) Debian
7 8 (3.51%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.19%) Unix
9 4 (1.75%) OpenVMS
9 4 (1.75%) Solaris
9 4 (1.75%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.32%) AIX
11 1 (0.44%) VyOS
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (30.26%) Test Automation
2 60 (26.32%) DevOps
3 48 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (21.05%) API Design
3 48 (21.05%) API Development
4 45 (19.74%) Front End Development
5 42 (18.42%) Configuration Management
5 42 (18.42%) Data Security
5 42 (18.42%) Identity Management
5 42 (18.42%) KYC
6 38 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (11.40%) ITIL
9 24 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (9.65%) SDLC
11 21 (9.21%) Presales
11 21 (9.21%) Software Engineering
12 17 (7.46%) Analytics
12 17 (7.46%) Open Source
13 16 (7.02%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 120 (52.63%) SQL
2 63 (27.63%) PowerShell
3 48 (21.05%) ES6
3 48 (21.05%) Solidity
4 44 (19.30%) C#
5 31 (13.60%) Python
6 25 (10.96%) T-SQL
7 21 (9.21%) Shell Script
8 19 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 12 (5.26%) XAML
10 8 (3.51%) Java
10 8 (3.51%) PHP
11 6 (2.63%) C++
11 6 (2.63%) Go
11 6 (2.63%) Rust
12 5 (2.19%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.19%) Ruby
13 4 (1.75%) ABAP
14 3 (1.32%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (15.35%) Degree
2 10 (4.39%) CISM
2 10 (4.39%) CISSP
3 8 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (2.63%) CISA
4 6 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.88%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) CEH
8 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.44%) MCSE
8 1 (0.44%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.44%) VCP4
8 1 (0.44%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.39%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.19%) PMO
4 4 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.88%) GDPR
5 2 (0.88%) QA
6 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (32.02%) Docker
2 58 (25.44%) Virtual Machines
3 33 (14.47%) Active Directory
4 29 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (7.46%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (6.14%) KVM
7 13 (5.70%) iptables
8 11 (4.82%) QEMU
9 9 (3.95%) vSphere
10 5 (2.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (1.32%) Hyper-V
12 3 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.88%) Ceph
13 2 (0.88%) Corosync
13 2 (0.88%) HDFS
13 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.88%) Varnish
13 2 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 55 (24.12%) Kubernetes
2 49 (21.49%) Docker Swarm
3 26 (11.40%) Ansible
4 25 (10.96%) Puppet
5 18 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (5.26%) Kibana
7 9 (3.95%) vCenter Server
8 7 (3.07%) SCOM
9 5 (2.19%) Ambari
9 5 (2.19%) CSIRT
10 4 (1.75%) Nagios
11 3 (1.32%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.32%) Cacti
11 3 (1.32%) Control-M
11 3 (1.32%) logstash
12 2 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.88%) Nessus
12 2 (0.88%) Oozie
12 2 (0.88%) vMotion
12 2 (0.88%) yum
Vendors
1 67 (29.39%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.79%) Oracle
3 34 (14.91%) VMware
4 12 (5.26%) Splunk
5 10 (4.39%) Automation Anywhere
5 10 (4.39%) Blue Prism
5 10 (4.39%) Google
6 8 (3.51%) BMC
6 8 (3.51%) SAP
7 7 (3.07%) Dell
7 7 (3.07%) EqualLogic
7 7 (3.07%) Progress
8 4 (1.75%) EMC
9 3 (1.32%) IBM
9 3 (1.32%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.32%) Remedy
9 3 (1.32%) Sybase
10 2 (0.88%) Pega
10 2 (0.88%) Veeam
11 1 (0.44%) Panasonic