Period
to 31 May 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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 774 1012 977
Rank change year-on-year +238 -35 +100
Permanent jobs citing VMS 102 110 231
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.076% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.54% 0.33% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 73 85 213
Median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -33.33% +35.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,750 £35,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +41.18% -5.56% +5.88%

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 18,862 33,184 40,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.04% 22.94% 23.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15,265 26,399 32,646
Median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £46,056
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +3.14% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 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 +214 95 £60,000 +38.33% 16
UK excluding London +173 52 £60,000 +41.18% 10
London +161 52 £60,000 +20.00% 7
North of England +132 22 £65,000 +100.00% 3
North West +92 19 £65,000 +100.00% 2
South East +104 16 £65,000 +52.05% 2
Midlands +91 9 £60,000 +26.32% 1
West Midlands +76 8 £60,000 -14.29%
South West +93 5 £60,000 - 3
Scotland - 5 £31,000 -
Work from Home - 5 £34,500 -
North East - 2 £31,000 - 1
Yorkshire +111 1 £37,500 -19.35%
East of England +65 1 - -
East Midlands +58 1 £35,000 -22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (47.06%) AWS
3 46 (45.10%) DevOps
4 43 (42.16%) Azure
5 42 (41.18%) Python
6 33 (32.35%) Terraform
7 32 (31.37%) Jenkins
8 31 (30.39%) Windows
9 29 (28.43%) SQL Server
9 29 (28.43%) Kubernetes
10 28 (27.45%) C#
11 25 (24.51%) Linux
12 24 (23.53%) Ansible
12 24 (23.53%) Docker
13 23 (22.55%) Vagrant
14 22 (21.57%) PowerShell
14 22 (21.57%) Microsoft
14 22 (21.57%) Configuration Management
15 20 (19.61%) SLA
15 20 (19.61%) Degree
15 20 (19.61%) Security Cleared
15 20 (19.61%) Amazon EC2
16 19 (18.63%) Octopus Deploy
16 19 (18.63%) Java
16 19 (18.63%) Oracle
16 19 (18.63%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (17.65%) Amazon ELB
17 18 (17.65%) Amazon RDS
17 18 (17.65%) Amazon S3
18 17 (16.67%) Puppet

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 8 (7.84%) Umbraco
2 7 (6.86%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.90%) Confluence
3 5 (4.90%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.96%) CMS
6 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 48 (47.06%) AWS
2 43 (42.16%) Azure
3 20 (19.61%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (17.65%) Amazon ELB
4 18 (17.65%) Amazon S3
5 14 (13.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (11.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 12 (11.76%) Amazon Glacier
7 11 (10.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (10.78%) SaaS
8 10 (9.80%) Office 365
8 10 (9.80%) Serverless
9 9 (8.82%) PaaS
9 9 (8.82%) Slack
10 8 (7.84%) IaaS
10 8 (7.84%) Loggly
10 8 (7.84%) Logic Apps
11 6 (5.88%) Route 53
12 3 (2.94%) GCP
13 2 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.73%) DNS
1 14 (13.73%) HTTP
2 12 (11.76%) FTP
2 12 (11.76%) SMTP
2 12 (11.76%) SSH
3 9 (8.82%) Firewall
4 8 (7.84%) VLAN
5 5 (4.90%) LAN
5 5 (4.90%) Skype
6 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.94%) VPN
6 3 (2.94%) WAN
6 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.96%) RTMP
7 2 (1.96%) WebEx
7 2 (1.96%) Wireless
8 1 (0.98%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.98%) NAS
8 1 (0.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (28.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (17.65%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (7.84%) Redis
4 7 (6.86%) KDB
4 7 (6.86%) Kdb+
4 7 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.86%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.90%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.98%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 32 (31.37%) Jenkins
2 23 (22.55%) Vagrant
3 19 (18.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (11.76%) Subversion
5 8 (7.84%) Babel
5 8 (7.84%) Git (software)
5 8 (7.84%) gulp
5 8 (7.84%) Jasmine
5 8 (7.84%) JMeter
5 8 (7.84%) SpecFlow
5 8 (7.84%) TeamCity
5 8 (7.84%) webpack
6 5 (4.90%) JIRA
6 5 (4.90%) JUnit
6 5 (4.90%) Mockito
7 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 9 (8.82%) Games
2 3 (2.94%) Banking
2 3 (2.94%) Finance
3 2 (1.96%) Billing
3 2 (1.96%) Law
3 2 (1.96%) Retail
3 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (17.65%) Developer
3 13 (12.75%) Senior Developer
4 10 (9.80%) AWS DevOps
4 10 (9.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) VMS Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Data Scientist
7 7 (6.86%) Release Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Data Scientist
8 6 (5.88%) Build and Release Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Build Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.67%) .NET
2 13 (12.75%) RESTful
3 9 (8.82%) .NET Core
3 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (8.82%) CSS
3 9 (8.82%) HTML
4 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (7.84%) Swagger
5 7 (6.86%) Dask
5 7 (6.86%) Keras
5 7 (6.86%) Natural Language Processing
5 7 (6.86%) NumPy
5 7 (6.86%) Pandas
5 7 (6.86%) PyMC3
5 7 (6.86%) PyTorch
5 7 (6.86%) scikit-learn
5 7 (6.86%) TensorFlow
6 5 (4.90%) React
6 5 (4.90%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Cloud Native
1 11 (10.78%) Virtual Team
2 5 (4.90%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.92%) CCTV
4 3 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.96%) Blog
5 2 (1.96%) Clustering
5 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) Social Media
5 2 (1.96%) User Experience
5 2 (1.96%) Video Editing
5 2 (1.96%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.39%) Windows
2 25 (24.51%) Linux
3 8 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.92%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.94%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.98%) Android
8 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (45.10%) DevOps
3 22 (21.57%) Configuration Management
4 19 (18.63%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (15.69%) Microservices
6 15 (14.71%) Infrastructure Automation
6 15 (14.71%) Process Improvement
7 14 (13.73%) MVC
7 14 (13.73%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (12.75%) Project Management
9 12 (11.76%) OO
10 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
10 11 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (10.78%) Deployment Automation
10 11 (10.78%) Infrastructure as Code
10 11 (10.78%) Proactive Monitoring
11 8 (7.84%) API Integration
11 8 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (7.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.18%) Python
2 28 (27.45%) C#
3 22 (21.57%) PowerShell
4 19 (18.63%) Java
5 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
6 13 (12.75%) Perl
7 12 (11.76%) Groovy
7 12 (11.76%) Ruby
7 12 (11.76%) Shell Script
7 12 (11.76%) SQL
8 8 (7.84%) PHP
9 7 (6.86%) Julia
9 7 (6.86%) R
9 7 (6.86%) Rust
10 5 (4.90%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.90%) Java 8
10 5 (4.90%) VBScript
11 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (19.61%) Degree
1 20 (19.61%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.71%) AWS Certification
4 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.84%) MCSD
6 7 (6.86%) PhD
7 3 (2.94%) MCSE
8 2 (1.96%) HNC
9 1 (0.98%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.61%) SLA
2 8 (7.84%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (23.53%) Docker
2 16 (15.69%) Active Directory
3 12 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (8.82%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.84%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.90%) vCloud
6 5 (4.90%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (32.35%) Terraform
2 29 (28.43%) Kubernetes
3 24 (23.53%) Ansible
4 17 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (16.67%) Puppet
5 12 (11.76%) Nagios
6 5 (4.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (4.90%) vCenter Server
6 5 (4.90%) WSUS
7 1 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.98%) Mesos
7 1 (0.98%) MIIS
Vendors
1 22 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.63%) Oracle
3 17 (16.67%) VMware
4 8 (7.84%) New Relic
4 8 (7.84%) Sitecore
5 7 (6.86%) Sybase
6 5 (4.90%) Cisco
6 5 (4.90%) Palo Alto
7 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.94%) Google
8 3 (2.94%) Veritas
9 2 (1.96%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.96%) HP
9 2 (1.96%) IBM
9 2 (1.96%) Splunk
9 2 (1.96%) Symantec
10 1 (0.98%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.98%) NetApp
10 1 (0.98%) Remedy
10 1 (0.98%) Veeam