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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 794 889 887
Rank change year-on-year +95 -2  
Permanent jobs citing VMS 58 61 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.058% 0.076%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 33 53 56
Median salary £50,000 £35,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% -26.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £27,800 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £94,000 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £31,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.23% -33.15%  

VMS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20252 27252 28978
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 23.69% 26.06% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17015 22958 24286
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VMS in the UK

VMS
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +73 58 £50,000 +42.85% 9
London +63 25 £57,500 +4.54% 5
South East +50 10 £50,000 +61.29%
East of England +40 7 £32,159 +16.94% 2
Essex - 7 £32,159 - 1
West Midlands +28 5 £35,000 -10.25%
East Midlands - 5 - -
Surrey +45 4 £33,500 -5.63%
City of London +27 4 £57,500 +48.38% 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 £56,250 -
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Guildford +30 3 £33,500 -4.28%
North West -14 3 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £42,500 -
South West +31 2 £45,000 +44.00% 1
Saffron Walden - 2 £32,159 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £62,500 -
Chester - 2 £42,500 -
Hampshire +19 1 £50,000 -
Birmingham +18 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Brentford +2 1 £44,000 +95.55%
Bristol 0 1 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £55,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £57,500 -
Swindon - 1 £55,000 -
Durham - 1 £42,500 - 1
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £42,500 - 1
Reading - 1 £50,000 -
Southampton - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VMS.

1 45 (36.89%) Microsoft
2 43 (35.25%) Windows
3 40 (32.79%) Linux
4 34 (27.87%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (26.23%) Active Directory
6 30 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
7 29 (23.77%) Firewall
7 29 (23.77%) VMware
8 28 (22.95%) Finance
9 27 (22.13%) SQL
9 27 (22.13%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (21.31%) Python
11 25 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 24 (19.67%) Degree
12 24 (19.67%) Java
13 23 (18.85%) Perl
14 22 (18.03%) HP
15 21 (17.21%) DNS
15 21 (17.21%) Computer Science
15 21 (17.21%) DevOps
16 20 (16.39%) Hyper-V
16 20 (16.39%) Puppet
17 19 (15.57%) PowerShell
17 19 (15.57%) Cisco
17 19 (15.57%) Windows Server
18 18 (14.75%) JavaScript
18 18 (14.75%) Migration
18 18 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (13.93%) MS Exchange
19 17 (13.93%) Git (software)

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 17 (13.93%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.30%) Apache
3 11 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (5.74%) Apache Spark
6 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.28%) Drupal
7 4 (3.28%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.46%) IIS
8 3 (2.46%) JBoss
8 3 (2.46%) nginx
9 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.82%) Confluence
10 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) MS Office
2 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.82%) Autodesk Flame
4 1 (0.82%) Houdini
4 1 (0.82%) Maya
4 1 (0.82%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 9 (7.38%) SAP SCM
1 9 (7.38%) SAP SD
2 5 (4.10%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.64%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.82%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 34 (27.87%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (9.84%) Office 365
3 12 (9.84%) SaaS
4 9 (7.38%) Amazon S3
5 8 (6.56%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (6.56%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (6.56%) IaaS
6 7 (5.74%) GitHub
7 6 (4.92%) PaaS
8 4 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (2.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (2.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (2.46%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.46%) CloudFront
10 2 (1.64%) Akamai
10 2 (1.64%) G Suite
10 2 (1.64%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.77%) Firewall
2 21 (17.21%) DNS
3 13 (10.66%) DHCP
4 10 (8.20%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (8.20%) iSCSI
4 10 (8.20%) VoIP
5 8 (6.56%) Internet
6 7 (5.74%) SSL
6 7 (5.74%) VPN
7 6 (4.92%) WAN
8 5 (4.10%) VLAN
9 4 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.28%) LDAP
9 4 (3.28%) Network Security
10 3 (2.46%) LAN
10 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.64%) Intranet
11 2 (1.64%) PPP
11 2 (1.64%) SAN
11 2 (1.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) Relational Database
2 11 (9.02%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.20%) MySQL
3 10 (8.20%) NoSQL
4 9 (7.38%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.74%) CouchDB
6 6 (4.92%) InfluxDB
6 6 (4.92%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.46%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.46%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.64%) Big Data
8 2 (1.64%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.64%) DB2
9 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.82%) QlikView
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (13.93%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.56%) Subversion
3 6 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.92%) Maven
4 4 (3.28%) JIRA
4 4 (3.28%) Trac
4 4 (3.28%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.46%) Selenium
6 2 (1.64%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.82%) Ant
7 1 (0.82%) GCC
7 1 (0.82%) Gradle
7 1 (0.82%) Grunt
7 1 (0.82%) gulp
7 1 (0.82%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.82%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.82%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.82%) webpack
General
1 28 (22.95%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.38%) Automotive
3 9 (7.38%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.56%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.92%) Banking
6 5 (4.10%) Electronics
7 4 (3.28%) Retail
8 3 (2.46%) Back Office
8 3 (2.46%) Legal
9 2 (1.64%) Games
9 2 (1.64%) German Language
9 2 (1.64%) Marketing
10 1 (0.82%) Advertising
10 1 (0.82%) Billing
10 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (12.30%) Developer
2 14 (11.48%) Consultant
3 13 (10.66%) Analyst
3 13 (10.66%) Cloud Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) Technical Specialist
6 9 (7.38%) Administrator
6 9 (7.38%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (7.38%) SAP SD Consultant
7 8 (6.56%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.56%) VMware Specialist
8 7 (5.74%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (5.74%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.74%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Operations Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Architect
10 5 (4.10%) Azure Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.66%) Web Services
2 9 (7.38%) .NET
2 9 (7.38%) Node.js
3 7 (5.74%) CPAN
3 7 (5.74%) CSS
3 7 (5.74%) DBIx::Class
3 7 (5.74%) Express
3 7 (5.74%) HTML
3 7 (5.74%) Moose
4 6 (4.92%) jQuery
5 4 (3.28%) J2EE
5 4 (3.28%) JSP
5 4 (3.28%) LAMP
5 4 (3.28%) Struts
6 3 (2.46%) Ajax
6 3 (2.46%) HTML5
6 3 (2.46%) Middleware
6 3 (2.46%) SAP Fiori
6 3 (2.46%) SAPUI5
6 3 (2.46%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) Computer Science
2 16 (13.11%) Data Centre
3 12 (9.84%) PKI
4 10 (8.20%) Hedge funds
4 10 (8.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 7 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.92%) AS400
6 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.92%) RSA SecurID
6 6 (4.92%) VAX
7 5 (4.10%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (4.10%) Private Cloud
7 5 (4.10%) Public Cloud
8 4 (3.28%) Blog
8 4 (3.28%) CCTV
8 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.28%) Social Media
9 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.64%) Fintech
9 2 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (35.25%) Windows
2 40 (32.79%) Linux
3 19 (15.57%) Windows Server
4 15 (12.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (9.02%) Unix
6 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (8.20%) Windows 2000
7 10 (8.20%) Windows NT
8 6 (4.92%) Solaris
9 5 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.28%) Android
10 4 (3.28%) OpenVMS
10 4 (3.28%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.46%) CentOS
11 3 (2.46%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.46%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.64%) AIX
12 2 (1.64%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.21%) DevOps
2 18 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.75%) Migration
3 15 (12.30%) ITIL
4 13 (10.66%) Configuration Management
4 13 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (9.84%) Scrum
6 11 (9.02%) E-Commerce
6 11 (9.02%) Software Engineering
6 11 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (8.20%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 10 (8.20%) Test Automation
8 9 (7.38%) Logistics
8 9 (7.38%) Open Source
8 9 (7.38%) Project Management
8 9 (7.38%) Visualisation
9 8 (6.56%) ITIL V3
9 8 (6.56%) Network Load Balancing
9 8 (6.56%) Web Development
10 7 (5.74%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.13%) SQL
2 26 (21.31%) Python
3 24 (19.67%) Java
4 23 (18.85%) Perl
5 19 (15.57%) PowerShell
6 18 (14.75%) JavaScript
7 16 (13.11%) Ruby
8 13 (10.66%) C++
9 12 (9.84%) C#
10 10 (8.20%) PHP
10 10 (8.20%) VB
11 7 (5.74%) Shell Script
12 5 (4.10%) C
13 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.46%) Erlang
13 3 (2.46%) VBScript
14 2 (1.64%) AWK
14 2 (1.64%) sed
15 1 (0.82%) Pascal
15 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (19.67%) Degree
2 10 (8.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (6.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (5.74%) Postgraduate
5 5 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.28%) CCNP
7 3 (2.46%) CCIE
7 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.64%) CCMSE
8 2 (1.64%) CCNA
8 2 (1.64%) CCSA
8 2 (1.64%) CCSE
8 2 (1.64%) CISM
8 2 (1.64%) CISSP
8 2 (1.64%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.64%) MCAD
9 1 (0.82%) MCSA
9 1 (0.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) SLA
2 4 (3.28%) QA
3 3 (2.46%) PMO
4 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (26.23%) Active Directory
2 27 (22.13%) Virtual Machines
3 25 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (16.39%) Hyper-V
5 13 (10.66%) VMware ESX
5 13 (10.66%) vSphere
5 13 (10.66%) XenDesktop
6 12 (9.84%) vCloud
7 10 (8.20%) NFS
7 10 (8.20%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (6.56%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (6.56%) ISA Server
8 8 (6.56%) UAG
8 8 (6.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (5.74%) Docker
9 7 (5.74%) LXC
10 3 (2.46%) XenApp
11 2 (1.64%) KVM
11 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (16.39%) Puppet
2 17 (13.93%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (9.84%) Nagios
4 11 (9.02%) Ansible
5 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (8.20%) vMotion
6 9 (7.38%) Graphite
7 8 (6.56%) Salt
7 8 (6.56%) WMI
8 6 (4.92%) Backup Exec
8 6 (4.92%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (4.92%) Control-M
8 6 (4.92%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (4.92%) Grafana
8 6 (4.92%) HP SIM
8 6 (4.92%) NetBackup
8 6 (4.92%) Netcool
8 6 (4.92%) OpenView
8 6 (4.92%) Tivoli
8 6 (4.92%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 45 (36.89%) Microsoft
2 29 (23.77%) VMware
3 22 (18.03%) HP
4 19 (15.57%) Cisco
5 14 (11.48%) SAP
5 14 (11.48%) Veritas
6 13 (10.66%) Citrix
7 9 (7.38%) IBM
8 8 (6.56%) Remedy
9 6 (4.92%) Dell
9 6 (4.92%) Wallstreet Suite
10 4 (3.28%) Google
10 4 (3.28%) Panasonic
10 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.46%) AppDynamics
11 3 (2.46%) Apple
11 3 (2.46%) F5
11 3 (2.46%) Huawei
11 3 (2.46%) Peoplefluent
11 3 (2.46%) Rackspace
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AB Recruit
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Lebara
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
MaxAd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 3 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computershare Investor Services
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90000 - £150000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago