Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 274 268
Rank change year-on-year +41 -6 +20
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 55 47 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.47% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 4.58% 4.01% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 34 20 18
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £51,250 £43,619
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% +17.50% +9.05%
10th Percentile £35,250 £34,750 £21,950
90th Percentile £68,375 £76,250 £53,071
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -4.26%

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 1,202 1,171 1,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.69% 11.72% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 865 913 979
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +23 30 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Warwickshire +44 14 £43,750 -39.66%
Coventry - 10 £65,000 - 2
Shropshire -7 1 £52,500 +13.51% 3
Solihull - 1 £65,000 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 35 (63.64%) VMware
1 35 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (60.00%) SQL
3 32 (58.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (56.36%) Data Centre
5 30 (54.55%) Migration
6 29 (52.73%) ITIL
7 28 (50.91%) Amazon AWS
7 28 (50.91%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (49.09%) Windows
9 26 (47.27%) Private Cloud
10 25 (45.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (43.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 24 (43.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (43.64%) Project Management
11 24 (43.64%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (43.64%) Technical Architecture
11 24 (43.64%) TOGAF
12 23 (41.82%) Load Balancing
12 23 (41.82%) Amazon S3
12 23 (41.82%) Azure SQL Database
12 23 (41.82%) ITIL V3
12 23 (41.82%) Service Management
12 23 (41.82%) Web Services
12 23 (41.82%) PRINCE2
12 23 (41.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 23 (41.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 23 (41.82%) Amazon RDS
12 23 (41.82%) Public Cloud
12 23 (41.82%) Self-Motivation

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 8 (14.55%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 32 (58.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (50.91%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (50.91%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (45.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (43.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 24 (43.64%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (43.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 23 (41.82%) Amazon S3
5 23 (41.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (16.36%) Office 365
7 8 (14.55%) Google Play
8 7 (12.73%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (10.91%) IaaS
10 5 (9.09%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (5.45%) PaaS
12 1 (1.82%) Datadog
12 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) LAN
1 12 (21.82%) WAN
2 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.73%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (5.45%) Internet
5 2 (3.64%) Firewall
5 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.64%) SAN
5 2 (3.64%) Wireless
6 1 (1.82%) BGP
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (1.82%) DNS
6 1 (1.82%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.82%) IPsec
6 1 (1.82%) MPLS
6 1 (1.82%) OSPF
6 1 (1.82%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (1.82%) VPN
6 1 (1.82%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (41.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 23 (41.82%) Amazon RDS
1 23 (41.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (7.27%) SAP HANA
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 15 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.55%) NUnit
2 8 (14.55%) Protractor
2 8 (14.55%) Selenium
2 8 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Architect
2 19 (34.55%) Solutions Architect
3 18 (32.73%) Cloud Architect
4 16 (29.09%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 14 (25.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (14.55%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (10.91%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (10.91%) IT Manager
8 4 (7.27%) DBA
8 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
8 4 (7.27%) IT Operations Manager
8 4 (7.27%) Operations Manager
8 4 (7.27%) SQL DBA
8 4 (7.27%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (5.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Senior DevOps
9 3 (5.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) Web Services
2 8 (14.55%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 31 (56.36%) Data Centre
2 26 (47.27%) Private Cloud
3 23 (41.82%) Public Cloud
3 23 (41.82%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (38.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (14.55%) Mobile App
6 6 (10.91%) User Experience
7 3 (5.45%) Handset
8 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.82%) CMDB
9 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 27 (49.09%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 8 (14.55%) Android
3 8 (14.55%) Apple iOS
4 4 (7.27%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.82%) CentOS
5 1 (1.82%) DC/OS
5 1 (1.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Migration
2 29 (52.73%) ITIL
3 24 (43.64%) Project Management
3 24 (43.64%) Technical Architecture
3 24 (43.64%) TOGAF
4 23 (41.82%) ITIL V3
4 23 (41.82%) Load Balancing
4 23 (41.82%) PRINCE2
4 23 (41.82%) Service Management
5 21 (38.18%) Presales
6 20 (36.36%) Line Management
7 14 (25.45%) DevOps
8 12 (21.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (16.36%) Configuration Management
9 9 (16.36%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (16.36%) Data Protection
9 9 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (16.36%) SDLC
10 8 (14.55%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 33 (60.00%) SQL
2 13 (23.64%) PowerShell
3 8 (14.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) MCSE
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.82%) CCNP
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) GDPR
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 35 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (38.18%) Hyper-V
3 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
4 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.45%) XenApp
4 3 (5.45%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.64%) BitLocker
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.82%) Docker
6 1 (1.82%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) Ansible
1 8 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (14.55%) Puppet
2 6 (10.91%) Terraform
3 3 (5.45%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.64%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.64%) SCDPM
4 2 (3.64%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.64%) SCSM
5 1 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.82%) Packer
5 1 (1.82%) SCCM
5 1 (1.82%) vRealize
5 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (63.64%) VMware
2 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.18%) MobileIron
4 9 (16.36%) Google
5 5 (9.09%) Citrix
6 4 (7.27%) SAP
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco
7 2 (3.64%) HP
7 2 (3.64%) NetApp
8 1 (1.82%) Aruba
8 1 (1.82%) BMC
8 1 (1.82%) Dell
8 1 (1.82%) EMC
8 1 (1.82%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) Juniper
8 1 (1.82%) New Relic
8 1 (1.82%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.82%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (1.82%) Splunk