Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 184 220 230
Rank change year-on-year +36 +10 +55
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 19 62 81
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.81% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 2.55% 4.74% 6.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14 38 66
Median annual salary £53,750 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.42% +20.00% +76.99%
10th Percentile £39,225 £36,875 £32,500
90th Percentile £69,875 £72,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,750
% change year-on-year - +4.27% +7.65%

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 745 1,308 1,340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.00% 16.99% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 604 1,015 952
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +8.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 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
Birmingham +34 8 £55,000 -18.52%
Herefordshire - 5 £52,500 -
Coventry +25 2 £51,250 -14.58%
Shropshire +23 1 £62,500 - 5
Warwickshire +18 1 £39,000 -2.50%
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 14 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
3 11 (57.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (47.37%) SQL
5 8 (42.11%) Azure
6 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
6 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
6 7 (36.84%) LAN
6 7 (36.84%) WAN
6 7 (36.84%) Wireless
7 6 (31.58%) User Experience
7 6 (31.58%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
7 6 (31.58%) SCCM
8 5 (26.32%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (26.32%) IaaS
8 5 (26.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (26.32%) Service Management
8 5 (26.32%) Linux
8 5 (26.32%) Oracle
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
8 5 (26.32%) ITIL
8 5 (26.32%) HP
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) McAfee
9 4 (21.05%) SMS

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 3 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (15.79%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Azure
2 5 (26.32%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) IaaS
3 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (15.79%) AWS
5 2 (10.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (10.53%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (10.53%) Amazon S3
5 2 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (10.53%) PaaS
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) LAN
1 7 (36.84%) WAN
1 7 (36.84%) Wireless
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) SMS
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) Intranet
4 2 (10.53%) VLAN
4 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket Server
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Automotive
2 3 (15.79%) Public Sector
3 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Azure Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 6 (31.58%) User Experience
3 4 (21.05%) CCTV
4 3 (15.79%) Clustering
5 2 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
5 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
5 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (5.26%) HACMP
6 1 (5.26%) PKI
6 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) Debian
5 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Service Management
3 4 (21.05%) Antivirus Management
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Network Management
3 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Presales
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Budget Control
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Line Management
5 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
4 6 (31.58%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (21.05%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (10.53%) DFS Replication
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (10.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (5.26%) PowerHA
7 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) SCOM
3 2 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (10.53%) SCDPM
3 2 (10.53%) SCSM
3 2 (10.53%) SCVMM
3 2 (10.53%) WSUS
4 1 (5.26%) Grafana
4 1 (5.26%) Packer
4 1 (5.26%) Puppet
4 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
4 1 (5.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) HP
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) 3PAR
3 4 (21.05%) McAfee
3 4 (21.05%) Veeam
4 2 (10.53%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) Meraki
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) Sun
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas