Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 284 264
Rank change year-on-year +38 -20 +30
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 49 44 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.44% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 4.12% 3.90% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 33 20 22
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £76,250 £57,050
England median annual salary £55,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.58% +6.67% -

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,190 1,129 1,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.80% 11.39% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 872 922 1,073
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,525 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,363 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the West Midlands

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the West Midlands

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the West Midlands

Virtual Machines
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Birmingham +19 25 £55,000 +29.41% 4
Coventry - 13 £47,500 - 1
Warwickshire +49 6 £42,500 -41.38% 2
Shropshire +4 1 £52,500 +13.51% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £37,500 -
Dudley - 1 £52,500 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 27 (55.10%) SQL
1 27 (55.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (48.98%) Data Centre
2 24 (48.98%) ITIL
3 22 (44.90%) Windows
4 21 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (40.82%) VMware
6 19 (38.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 18 (36.73%) Private Cloud
8 17 (34.69%) Hyper-V
8 17 (34.69%) Service Management
9 16 (32.65%) Migration
9 16 (32.65%) TOGAF
9 16 (32.65%) Technical Architecture
9 16 (32.65%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (32.65%) Amazon S3
9 16 (32.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 16 (32.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (32.65%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (30.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 15 (30.61%) Public Cloud
10 15 (30.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (30.61%) ITIL V3
10 15 (30.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 15 (30.61%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (30.61%) Load Balancing
10 15 (30.61%) PRINCE2
10 15 (30.61%) Web Services
10 15 (30.61%) Microsoft

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) Magnolia
2 1 (2.04%) nginx
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.04%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 27 (55.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (32.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 16 (32.65%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (32.65%) Amazon S3
3 16 (32.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (30.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (30.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (26.53%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (20.41%) IaaS
7 8 (16.33%) Office 365
8 7 (14.29%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (10.20%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (8.16%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (8.16%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 4 (8.16%) Serverless
11 3 (6.12%) PaaS
12 2 (4.08%) SaaS
13 1 (2.04%) Datadog
13 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) LAN
1 11 (22.45%) WAN
2 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (10.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (6.12%) DHCP
4 3 (6.12%) DNS
4 3 (6.12%) SAN
5 2 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.08%) VSAN
6 1 (2.04%) 3G
6 1 (2.04%) 4G
6 1 (2.04%) AMQP
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.04%) Firewall
6 1 (2.04%) SSL
6 1 (2.04%) VoIP
6 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.78%) Azure SQL Database
2 15 (30.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 15 (30.61%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.16%) Big Data
4 4 (8.16%) Data Lake
4 4 (8.16%) Power BI
5 3 (6.12%) SAP HANA
6 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.04%) MySQL
7 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
1 12 (24.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) NUnit
2 1 (2.04%) Protractor
2 1 (2.04%) Selenium
2 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.04%) Travis CI
2 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Marketing
3 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Finance
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Architect
2 10 (20.41%) Cloud Architect
3 9 (18.37%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (16.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 8 (16.33%) IT Manager
5 7 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (12.24%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (10.20%) Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Azure Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Cloud Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
8 4 (8.16%) IT Operations Manager
8 4 (8.16%) Microsoft BI Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Operations Manager
8 4 (8.16%) Power BI Consultant
9 3 (6.12%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
4 1 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.04%) HTML
4 1 (2.04%) jQuery
4 1 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.04%) Sass
4 1 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.04%) XHTML
4 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.98%) Data Centre
2 18 (36.73%) Private Cloud
3 16 (32.65%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (30.61%) Public Cloud
5 13 (26.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (8.16%) User Experience
7 3 (6.12%) Handset
8 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (4.08%) Clustering
8 2 (4.08%) Fintech
8 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
9 1 (2.04%) AS400
9 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
9 1 (2.04%) iSeries
9 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
9 1 (2.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.90%) Windows
2 14 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Android
4 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.04%) CentOS
5 1 (2.04%) DC/OS
5 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) ITIL
2 17 (34.69%) Service Management
3 16 (32.65%) Migration
3 16 (32.65%) Technical Architecture
3 16 (32.65%) TOGAF
4 15 (30.61%) ITIL V3
4 15 (30.61%) Load Balancing
4 15 (30.61%) PRINCE2
4 15 (30.61%) Project Management
5 14 (28.57%) Presales
6 12 (24.49%) Line Management
7 10 (20.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (14.29%) DevOps
9 6 (12.24%) Contingency Planning
9 6 (12.24%) Network Management
9 6 (12.24%) Network Virtualisation
9 6 (12.24%) People Management
10 5 (10.20%) Data Management
11 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) Python
3 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.16%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) U-SQL
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.12%) MCSE
2 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.08%) CCDA
3 2 (4.08%) CCNA
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) MCSA
4 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (34.69%) Hyper-V
3 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.08%) Docker
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
6 1 (2.04%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Ansible
1 8 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (16.33%) Puppet
2 6 (12.24%) Terraform
3 3 (6.12%) SCOM
3 3 (6.12%) SCVMM
4 2 (4.08%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (4.08%) vRealize
5 1 (2.04%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.04%) Packer
5 1 (2.04%) SCCM
5 1 (2.04%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.04%) TeamSite
5 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) VMware
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) Tableau
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco
4 3 (6.12%) SAP
5 2 (4.08%) Citrix
5 2 (4.08%) Dell
5 2 (4.08%) Dell Compellent
5 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.08%) Google
5 2 (4.08%) HP
5 2 (4.08%) IBM
6 1 (2.04%) BMC
6 1 (2.04%) EMC
6 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.04%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.04%) NetApp
6 1 (2.04%) New Relic
6 1 (2.04%) Splunk
6 1 (2.04%) Twitter