Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 206 260 267
Rank change year-on-year +54 +7 +31
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 65 58 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.59% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 5.29% 4.44% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 39 23 17
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +53.85% -15.58%
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £24,350
90th Percentile £67,500 £74,750 £53,237
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 1,228 1,305 1,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.77% 13.27% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 892 955 901
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -5.17%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,850 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £56,879
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.66%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +3 39 £58,750 +17.50% 2
Warwickshire +33 12 £45,000 -33.33% 1
Coventry +22 8 £65,000 +30.00%
Solihull - 3 £65,000 - 2
Worcestershire - 3 £40,000 -
Shropshire -1 2 - - 2
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 49 (75.38%) VMware
1 49 (75.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (69.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (64.62%) SQL
4 35 (53.85%) Windows
4 35 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (50.77%) Hyper-V
5 33 (50.77%) Migration
6 31 (47.69%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (47.69%) Private Cloud
7 30 (46.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 30 (46.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 30 (46.15%) Data Centre
7 30 (46.15%) ITIL
8 29 (44.62%) Project Management
8 29 (44.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (44.62%) Presales
9 27 (41.54%) Azure SQL Database
10 26 (40.00%) Service Management
10 26 (40.00%) PRINCE2
10 26 (40.00%) Web Services
10 26 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
10 26 (40.00%) Load Balancing
10 26 (40.00%) TOGAF
10 26 (40.00%) ITIL V3
10 26 (40.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 26 (40.00%) Amazon RDS
10 26 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (40.00%) Amazon S3
10 26 (40.00%) Virtual Private Cloud

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 (12.31%) IIS
2 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 45 (69.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (47.69%) Cloud Computing
4 30 (46.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 30 (46.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 29 (44.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (40.00%) Amazon S3
6 26 (40.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (21.54%) Office 365
8 8 (12.31%) Google Play
9 5 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (7.69%) IaaS
10 4 (6.15%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (6.15%) Datadog
10 4 (6.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) LAN
1 11 (16.92%) WAN
2 7 (10.77%) Firewall
3 6 (9.23%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (9.23%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.23%) Wireless
4 4 (6.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.62%) BGP
5 3 (4.62%) EIGRP
5 3 (4.62%) Internet
5 3 (4.62%) IPsec
5 3 (4.62%) MPLS
5 3 (4.62%) OSPF
5 3 (4.62%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (4.62%) SSL
5 3 (4.62%) VLAN
5 3 (4.62%) VPLS
5 3 (4.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (41.54%) Azure SQL Database
2 26 (40.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 26 (40.00%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.15%) SAP HANA
5 2 (3.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (12.31%) NUnit
4 8 (12.31%) Protractor
4 8 (12.31%) Selenium
5 4 (6.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.15%) Travis CI
5 4 (6.15%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Architect
2 24 (36.92%) Solutions Architect
3 22 (33.85%) Cloud Architect
4 21 (32.31%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 16 (24.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Consultant
7 6 (9.23%) Network Security Consultant
7 6 (9.23%) Security Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) DBA
8 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
8 4 (6.15%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (6.15%) IT Manager
8 4 (6.15%) IT Operations Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Operations Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (6.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) SQL DBA
8 4 (6.15%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.00%) Web Services
2 8 (12.31%) .NET
3 4 (6.15%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (4.62%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 31 (47.69%) Private Cloud
2 30 (46.15%) Data Centre
3 26 (40.00%) Public Cloud
3 26 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (38.46%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (12.31%) Mobile App
6 7 (10.77%) User Experience
7 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (4.62%) Blackberry
8 3 (4.62%) CMDB
8 3 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.54%) Handset
9 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (53.85%) Windows
2 18 (27.69%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.31%) Android
3 8 (12.31%) Apple iOS
3 8 (12.31%) Linux
4 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 4 (6.15%) CentOS
6 4 (6.15%) DC/OS
6 4 (6.15%) Ubuntu
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.08%) Solaris
7 2 (3.08%) Unix
8 1 (1.54%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Migration
2 30 (46.15%) ITIL
3 29 (44.62%) Presales
3 29 (44.62%) Project Management
4 26 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 26 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 26 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 26 (40.00%) Service Management
4 26 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 26 (40.00%) TOGAF
5 23 (35.38%) Line Management
6 16 (24.62%) Data Protection
6 16 (24.62%) DevOps
7 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (18.46%) Configuration Management
8 12 (18.46%) SDLC
9 11 (16.92%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (16.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (12.31%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 42 (64.62%) SQL
2 14 (21.54%) PowerShell
3 11 (16.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (4.62%) CCNP
3 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.62%) JNCIS
3 3 (4.62%) MCSE
3 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.00%) GDPR
2 3 (4.62%) QA
System Software
1 49 (75.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (50.77%) Hyper-V
3 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
4 9 (13.85%) XenApp
4 9 (13.85%) XenDesktop
5 6 (9.23%) Docker
6 4 (6.15%) VirtualBox
6 4 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.62%) BitLocker
7 3 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.62%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) Ansible
1 9 (13.85%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (13.85%) Puppet
2 8 (12.31%) Terraform
3 4 (6.15%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (6.15%) Kubernetes
3 4 (6.15%) Packer
3 4 (6.15%) SCVMM
4 3 (4.62%) AirWatch
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.62%) SCDPM
4 3 (4.62%) SCOrch
4 3 (4.62%) SCSM
5 2 (3.08%) Data Guard
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 49 (75.38%) VMware
2 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
3 12 (18.46%) Google
4 11 (16.92%) MobileIron
5 9 (13.85%) Citrix
6 7 (10.77%) Dell
6 7 (10.77%) HP
6 7 (10.77%) NetApp
7 6 (9.23%) Aruba
7 6 (9.23%) Cisco
7 6 (9.23%) EqualLogic
7 6 (9.23%) Juniper
7 6 (9.23%) Meraki
7 6 (9.23%) Palo Alto
7 6 (9.23%) ProCurve
7 6 (9.23%) Ruckus Wireless
8 4 (6.15%) New Relic
8 4 (6.15%) SAP
8 4 (6.15%) Splunk
9 2 (3.08%) Red Hat