Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 257 287
Rank change year-on-year +50 +30 -18
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 73 46 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.96% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 5.69% 3.94% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 53 29 16
West Midlands median annual salary £62,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.58% +18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £56,375
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +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 1,282 1,167 1,096
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.92% 13.25% 10.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,073 854 899
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,325 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +72 40 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Warwickshire +2 12 £40,000 +6.67%
Solihull - 7 £62,500 -
Coventry +2 5 £28,500 -40.00% 1
Staffordshire +11 4 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Worcestershire -7 1 £37,500 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 46 (63.01%) SQL
1 46 (63.01%) Azure
2 42 (57.53%) VMware
3 40 (54.79%) AWS
3 40 (54.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (54.79%) Hyper-V
4 36 (49.32%) Windows
5 30 (41.10%) Active Directory
5 30 (41.10%) Project Management
5 30 (41.10%) Data Centre
6 29 (39.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (39.73%) Presales
6 29 (39.73%) Azure SQL Database
7 27 (36.99%) Linux
8 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
9 25 (34.25%) ITIL
10 24 (32.88%) Service Management
10 24 (32.88%) ITIL V3
11 23 (31.51%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (31.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (31.51%) Private Cloud
11 23 (31.51%) Self-Motivation
12 22 (30.14%) Public Cloud
12 22 (30.14%) Migration
13 21 (28.77%) Load Balancing
13 21 (28.77%) Web Services
13 21 (28.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 21 (28.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 21 (28.77%) Line Management
13 21 (28.77%) Amazon DynamoDB

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 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.96%) Skype for Business
3 6 (8.22%) Drupal
4 5 (6.85%) Apache Solr
4 5 (6.85%) CMS
4 5 (6.85%) Confluence
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (63.01%) Azure
2 40 (54.79%) AWS
3 29 (39.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (31.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (31.51%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (28.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 21 (28.77%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (28.77%) Amazon ECS
5 21 (28.77%) Amazon S3
5 21 (28.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 19 (26.03%) Office 365
7 18 (24.66%) IaaS
7 18 (24.66%) PaaS
8 12 (16.44%) Serverless
9 7 (9.59%) Azure Functions
9 7 (9.59%) Azure Machine Learning
10 5 (6.85%) Fastly
10 5 (6.85%) Heroku
11 4 (5.48%) OneDrive
12 2 (2.74%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.03%) Firewall
2 14 (19.18%) DNS
3 11 (15.07%) VPN
4 10 (13.70%) VLAN
5 8 (10.96%) Skype
6 7 (9.59%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (9.59%) DHCP
6 7 (9.59%) LAN
6 7 (9.59%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (9.59%) WAN
6 7 (9.59%) Wireless
7 6 (8.22%) SMS
8 4 (5.48%) SAN
9 3 (4.11%) NAS
10 2 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.74%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.74%) VoIP
11 1 (1.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (39.73%) Azure SQL Database
2 21 (28.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 21 (28.77%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.11%) MS Access
6 2 (2.74%) Power BI
7 1 (1.37%) MySQL
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.33%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.85%) JIRA
3 5 (6.85%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.74%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.74%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.74%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.74%) JMeter
4 2 (2.74%) Protractor
4 2 (2.74%) Selenium
4 2 (2.74%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (8.22%) Automotive
2 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (28.77%) Architect
2 20 (27.40%) Cloud Architect
3 17 (23.29%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (21.92%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 14 (19.18%) Support Engineer
6 12 (16.44%) IT Support
7 11 (15.07%) IT Engineer
7 11 (15.07%) IT Support Engineer
8 10 (13.70%) Consultant
9 8 (10.96%) Cloud Consultant
10 7 (9.59%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
10 7 (9.59%) Developer
10 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (6.85%) Applications Developer
11 5 (6.85%) CRM Developer
11 5 (6.85%) Drupal Developer
11 5 (6.85%) PHP Developer
11 5 (6.85%) PHP Drupal Developer
11 5 (6.85%) PHP Web Applications Developer
11 5 (6.85%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.77%) Web Services
2 12 (16.44%) JSON
3 7 (9.59%) SAML
4 5 (6.85%) AngularJS
4 5 (6.85%) React
4 5 (6.85%) RESTful
5 2 (2.74%) Node.js
5 2 (2.74%) Spring
6 1 (1.37%) CSS
6 1 (1.37%) CSS3
6 1 (1.37%) HTML
6 1 (1.37%) HTML5
6 1 (1.37%) jQuery
6 1 (1.37%) Sass
6 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (41.10%) Data Centre
2 23 (31.51%) Private Cloud
2 23 (31.51%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (30.14%) Public Cloud
4 19 (26.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (16.44%) User Experience
6 11 (15.07%) CCTV
7 6 (8.22%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.74%) Clustering
8 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (49.32%) Windows
2 27 (36.99%) Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.59%) Data ONTAP
5 6 (8.22%) Ubuntu
5 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.11%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) Project Management
2 29 (39.73%) Presales
3 25 (34.25%) ITIL
4 24 (32.88%) ITIL V3
4 24 (32.88%) Service Management
5 22 (30.14%) Migration
6 21 (28.77%) Line Management
6 21 (28.77%) Load Balancing
6 21 (28.77%) Technology Roadmap
7 17 (23.29%) PRINCE2
7 17 (23.29%) Technical Architecture
7 17 (23.29%) TOGAF
8 13 (17.81%) Asset Management
9 12 (16.44%) Change Management
9 12 (16.44%) Open Source
10 10 (13.70%) Project Delivery
11 9 (12.33%) Network Management
11 9 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (63.01%) SQL
2 15 (20.55%) PowerShell
3 9 (12.33%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.22%) PHP
5 3 (4.11%) VBA
6 2 (2.74%) C#
6 2 (2.74%) Java
6 2 (2.74%) Python
7 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.37%) MCSA
2 1 (1.37%) MCSE
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) SLA
2 6 (8.22%) ISO 9001
2 6 (8.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.74%) QA
4 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 40 (54.79%) Hyper-V
1 40 (54.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (41.10%) Active Directory
3 12 (16.44%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (12.33%) Docker
5 7 (9.59%) DFS Replication
5 7 (9.59%) vSphere
5 7 (9.59%) XenApp
5 7 (9.59%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.22%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.74%) Firmware
7 2 (2.74%) PowerHA
8 1 (1.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) SCCM
2 7 (9.59%) Backup Exec
2 7 (9.59%) FortiGate
2 7 (9.59%) HP Data Protector
2 7 (9.59%) Kubernetes
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (9.59%) NetBackup
2 7 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (9.59%) Puppet
2 7 (9.59%) SCVMM
2 7 (9.59%) Terraform
3 6 (8.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.74%) HockeyApp
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (57.53%) VMware
2 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
3 20 (27.40%) Veeam
4 15 (20.55%) Oracle
5 10 (13.70%) Cisco
6 7 (9.59%) arcserve
6 7 (9.59%) CheckPoint
6 7 (9.59%) Citrix
6 7 (9.59%) CommVault
6 7 (9.59%) Dell
6 7 (9.59%) HP
6 7 (9.59%) NetApp
6 7 (9.59%) Symantec
7 6 (8.22%) 3PAR
7 6 (8.22%) Barracuda Networks
7 6 (8.22%) McAfee
8 5 (6.85%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.74%) Brocade
9 2 (2.74%) Google
9 2 (2.74%) IBM