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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 30 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 931 837 769
Rank change year-on-year -94 -68 +247
Permanent jobs citing VMS 333 146 87
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.04% 0.75% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 86 104 49
10th Percentile £40,000 £34,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38% +44.44%
75th Percentile £78,438 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £81,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £49,750 £58,750
% change year-on-year +30.65% -15.32% +41.57%

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 32,138 19,591 16,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.06% 18.40% 21.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16,526 14,427 13,760
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £35,750 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,375
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +4.76%

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 30 June 2022.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 15 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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -82 302 £65,000 +8.33% 32
UK excluding London -57 172 £65,000 +30.65% 14
London -152 131 £67,500 -3.57% 20
South East -29 99 £65,000 +13.04% 7
Work from Home -245 62 £65,000 +8.33% 15
North of England -51 50 £65,000 +31.31% 3
Yorkshire -36 34 £69,000 +54.19%
North West -58 16 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Midlands -55 10 £58,500 +1.74%
East of England -85 9 £72,500 +26.09% 1
East Midlands - 7 £53,000 -
West Midlands -61 3 £72,500 +26.09%
South West -34 2 £35,500 -32.38% 1
Wales -38 1 £26,000 +4.00%
Scotland -60 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 137 (41.14%) Windows
2 127 (38.14%) Azure
2 127 (38.14%) CI/CD
3 125 (37.54%) Agile
4 124 (37.24%) Finance
5 122 (36.64%) Social Skills
6 120 (36.04%) Kubernetes
7 118 (35.44%) Docker
8 113 (33.93%) Test Automation
9 110 (33.03%) Microsoft
10 95 (28.53%) AWS
11 94 (28.23%) Software Engineering
11 94 (28.23%) Degree
12 89 (26.73%) Scrum
13 88 (26.43%) Linux
13 88 (26.43%) Open Source
14 87 (26.13%) User Experience
14 87 (26.13%) Computer Science
15 85 (25.53%) Terraform
16 81 (24.32%) PostgreSQL
17 77 (23.12%) TDD
18 76 (22.82%) Infrastructure as Code
19 75 (22.52%) JavaScript
19 75 (22.52%) Jenkins
20 74 (22.22%) Microservices
21 70 (21.02%) C#
22 69 (20.72%) Node.js
23 65 (19.52%) DevOps
24 62 (18.62%) Software Delivery
25 60 (18.02%) VMware

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 22 (6.61%) Apache
2 16 (4.80%) IIS
3 12 (3.60%) Apache Spark
3 12 (3.60%) Apache Synapse
4 11 (3.30%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.70%) IBM Domino
6 6 (1.80%) nginx
7 5 (1.50%) Confluence
8 2 (0.60%) CMS
8 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.30%) Kentico
9 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.30%) TPMS
9 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) nopCommerce
1 1 (0.30%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 127 (38.14%) Azure
2 95 (28.53%) AWS
3 58 (17.42%) GitHub
4 54 (16.22%) GCP
5 53 (15.92%) GitHub Actions
6 47 (14.11%) Serverless
7 43 (12.91%) IaaS
8 40 (12.01%) PaaS
9 30 (9.01%) Azure Active Directory
10 28 (8.41%) Pulumi
11 25 (7.51%) Microsoft 365
12 16 (4.80%) Azure DevOps
13 15 (4.50%) Azure AKS
14 13 (3.90%) Azure Monitor
15 12 (3.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 12 (3.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 12 (3.60%) Azure Machine Learning
15 12 (3.60%) Azure Storage
15 12 (3.60%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 12 (3.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.11%) DNS
2 31 (9.31%) DHCP
3 30 (9.01%) Firewall
4 21 (6.31%) VPN
5 15 (4.50%) VLAN
6 11 (3.30%) Broadband
7 10 (3.00%) HTTP
7 10 (3.00%) SMTP
8 8 (2.40%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.50%) Network Security
10 5 (1.50%) SAN
11 4 (1.20%) LAN
12 3 (0.90%) WAN
13 2 (0.60%) FTP
13 2 (0.60%) Internet
13 2 (0.60%) SSH
13 2 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.30%) FIX Connectivity
14 1 (0.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (24.32%) PostgreSQL
2 53 (15.92%) Elasticsearch
3 52 (15.62%) Relational Database
4 44 (13.21%) Big Data
5 41 (12.31%) Redis
6 17 (5.11%) NoSQL
6 17 (5.11%) SQL Server
7 15 (4.50%) MongoDB
8 14 (4.20%) BigQuery
8 14 (4.20%) MySQL
9 13 (3.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (3.00%) Hadoop
10 10 (3.00%) HBase
11 9 (2.70%) Data Lake
12 7 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.50%) DynamoDB
14 3 (0.90%) Power BI
15 2 (0.60%) Amazon Aurora
15 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 75 (22.52%) Jenkins
2 53 (15.92%) CircleCI
2 53 (15.92%) Git (software)
3 51 (15.32%) Visual Studio
4 18 (5.41%) GitLab
5 12 (3.60%) MLflow
6 10 (3.00%) JIRA
7 7 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.80%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.90%) ProC
10 2 (0.60%) JUnit
10 2 (0.60%) Mockito
10 2 (0.60%) Moq
10 2 (0.60%) NUnit
10 2 (0.60%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.60%) Subversion
11 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.30%) Cypress.io
11 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 124 (37.24%) Finance
2 122 (36.64%) Social Skills
3 44 (13.21%) Electronics
4 43 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (12.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 40 (12.01%) Law
6 26 (7.81%) Banking
7 14 (4.20%) Retail
8 13 (3.90%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (3.60%) Public Speaking
10 11 (3.30%) Influencing Skills
11 10 (3.00%) Aerospace
12 9 (2.70%) Legal
13 8 (2.40%) Games
13 8 (2.40%) Public Sector
14 5 (1.50%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (1.20%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
16 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (11.71%) Software Engineer
2 38 (11.41%) Architect
3 36 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (9.01%) Automation Tester
5 30 (9.01%) Developer
5 30 (9.01%) Tester
6 27 (8.11%) Analyst
6 27 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
7 23 (6.91%) Senior Manager
8 21 (6.31%) Engineering Manager
8 21 (6.31%) Software Engineering Manager
9 17 (5.11%) Cloud Engineer
10 16 (4.80%) C# Developer
11 14 (4.20%) C++ Developer
11 14 (4.20%) C++/C# Developer
11 14 (4.20%) Developer in Test
12 12 (3.60%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (20.72%) Node.js
2 57 (17.12%) React
3 55 (16.52%) CSS
3 55 (16.52%) HTML
4 54 (16.22%) GraphQL
5 44 (13.21%) COM
5 44 (13.21%) WPF
6 42 (12.61%) Vue.js
7 39 (11.71%) Apollo GraphQL
8 19 (5.71%) Kafka
9 18 (5.41%) .NET
10 17 (5.11%) AngularJS
11 16 (4.80%) JSON
12 15 (4.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (3.60%) PyTorch
13 12 (3.60%) React Native
13 12 (3.60%) TensorFlow
13 12 (3.60%) XGBoost
14 11 (3.30%) libvirt
15 10 (3.00%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 87 (26.13%) User Experience
2 50 (15.02%) Virtual Team
3 38 (11.41%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (6.91%) Cloud Native
5 18 (5.41%) Private Cloud
6 14 (4.20%) Data Centre
7 12 (3.60%) Algorithms
7 12 (3.60%) Blog
8 11 (3.30%) Social Media
9 9 (2.70%) Public Cloud
10 8 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (2.40%) Tandem
11 7 (2.10%) Cyber Defence
11 7 (2.10%) Cyberattack
11 7 (2.10%) Cybercrime
11 7 (2.10%) Fibre Optics
12 5 (1.50%) Hackathon
13 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.90%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 137 (41.14%) Windows
2 88 (26.43%) Linux
3 29 (8.71%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.50%) Mac OS
5 12 (3.60%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.60%) Unix
5 12 (3.60%) Windows Server 2019
6 11 (3.30%) Android
7 10 (3.00%) Solaris
8 8 (2.40%) CentOS
9 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.30%) Debian
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (38.14%) CI/CD
2 125 (37.54%) Agile
3 113 (33.93%) Test Automation
4 94 (28.23%) Software Engineering
5 89 (26.73%) Scrum
6 88 (26.43%) Open Source
7 87 (26.13%) Computer Science
8 77 (23.12%) TDD
9 76 (22.82%) Infrastructure as Code
10 74 (22.22%) Microservices
11 65 (19.52%) DevOps
12 62 (18.62%) Software Delivery
13 57 (17.12%) Unit Testing
14 56 (16.82%) Pair Programming
15 55 (16.52%) Observability
16 54 (16.22%) API Testing
17 53 (15.92%) Kanban
18 52 (15.62%) Software Testing
19 51 (15.32%) Continuous Improvement
20 46 (13.81%) OO
Programming Languages
1 75 (22.52%) JavaScript
2 70 (21.02%) C#
3 57 (17.12%) Python
4 54 (16.22%) Rust
5 53 (15.92%) TypeScript
6 51 (15.32%) Go
7 47 (14.11%) C++
7 47 (14.11%) SQL
8 32 (9.61%) Java
9 30 (9.01%) Lua
10 25 (7.51%) PowerShell
11 19 (5.71%) Bash
12 13 (3.90%) Scala
13 11 (3.30%) C
14 4 (1.20%) Ruby
15 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.60%) Groovy
16 2 (0.60%) Perl
17 1 (0.30%) R
17 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (28.23%) Degree
2 38 (11.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (7.51%) Security Cleared
4 17 (5.11%) Master's Degree
5 12 (3.60%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.80%) PMP
7 3 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.30%) CCNA
9 1 (0.30%) CCNP
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.30%) MCSE
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.61%) QA
2 6 (1.80%) GDPR
3 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.60%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.60%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 118 (35.44%) Docker
2 49 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (14.11%) Active Directory
4 42 (12.61%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (6.91%) vSphere
6 11 (3.30%) Ceph
6 11 (3.30%) KVM
6 11 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.70%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.60%) XenApp
10 1 (0.30%) Firmware
10 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 120 (36.04%) Kubernetes
2 85 (25.53%) Terraform
3 33 (9.91%) Ansible
4 14 (4.20%) Grafana
5 11 (3.30%) WSUS
6 10 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (3.00%) Puppet
7 9 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (2.40%) Prometheus
9 7 (2.10%) SCCM
9 7 (2.10%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.90%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.90%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.90%) Netcool
10 3 (0.90%) NetVault Backup
10 3 (0.90%) OpenView
10 3 (0.90%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.90%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 110 (33.03%) Microsoft
2 60 (18.02%) VMware
3 44 (13.21%) ANSYS
3 44 (13.21%) Bloomberg
4 21 (6.31%) Google
5 15 (4.50%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.60%) Cisco
6 12 (3.60%) Databricks
6 12 (3.60%) SolarWinds
7 10 (3.00%) Meraki
7 10 (3.00%) QinetiQ
8 9 (2.70%) Confluent
8 9 (2.70%) Intel
9 8 (2.40%) Citrix
9 8 (2.40%) Palo Alto
10 7 (2.10%) Dell
11 6 (1.80%) Dynatrace
11 6 (1.80%) LogicMonitor
11 6 (1.80%) Sophos
12 5 (1.50%) HP