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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 792 610 -
Rank change year-on-year -182 - -
Permanent jobs citing KVM 74 35 0
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.098% 0.085% -
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 0.44% -
Number of salaries quoted 29 34 0
10th Percentile £40,000 £20,875 -
25th Percentile £48,750 £44,750 -
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £47,500 -
Median % change year-on-year +47.37% - -
75th Percentile £90,000 £54,688 -
90th Percentile £103,500 £73,375 -
UK median annual salary £70,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11% -

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 14,301 7,894 1,749
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.93% 19.21% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7,777 6,147 1,566
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -4.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,300 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year +0.55% +2.80% +7.00%

KVM
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing KVM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

KVM trend for jobs with a WFH option

KVM
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing KVM.

KVM salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

KVM
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing KVM over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

KVM salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, KVM job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for KVM.

1 55 (74.32%) VMware
2 52 (70.27%) Linux
3 45 (60.81%) Kubernetes
4 39 (52.70%) QA
5 38 (51.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 38 (51.35%) AWS
5 38 (51.35%) Docker
6 37 (50.00%) Puppet
6 37 (50.00%) Azure
7 36 (48.65%) Python
8 33 (44.59%) Ansible
9 32 (43.24%) Bash
9 32 (43.24%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (37.84%) Terraform
10 28 (37.84%) Configuration Management
11 27 (36.49%) Xen
11 27 (36.49%) CI/CD
12 26 (35.14%) Grafana
12 26 (35.14%) Elastic Stack
12 26 (35.14%) DevOps
12 26 (35.14%) MySQL
13 24 (32.43%) TCP/IP
13 24 (32.43%) GCP
13 24 (32.43%) Infrastructure as Code
14 23 (31.08%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (31.08%) Java
15 22 (29.73%) Cyberattack
16 21 (28.38%) Containerisation
16 21 (28.38%) Unix
17 20 (27.03%) LAMP

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 19 (25.68%) Apache
2 17 (22.97%) nginx
3 9 (12.16%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) LaTeX
Cloud Services
1 38 (51.35%) AWS
2 37 (50.00%) Azure
3 24 (32.43%) GCP
4 23 (31.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (22.97%) Datadog
6 16 (21.62%) AWS CodePipeline
7 8 (10.81%) OpenShift
8 4 (5.41%) GitHub
8 4 (5.41%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (4.05%) IaaS
9 3 (4.05%) SaaS
10 2 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (2.70%) PaaS
11 1 (1.35%) Azure DevOps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.43%) TCP/IP
2 18 (24.32%) DNS
3 9 (12.16%) Firewall
4 4 (5.41%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.70%) BGP
5 2 (2.70%) H.323
5 2 (2.70%) VPN
5 2 (2.70%) VXLAN
5 2 (2.70%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.35%) DHCP
6 1 (1.35%) NAS
6 1 (1.35%) SAN
6 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.14%) MySQL
2 19 (25.68%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (22.97%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (22.97%) MariaDB
3 17 (22.97%) MongoDB
4 9 (12.16%) InfluxDB
5 4 (5.41%) Big Data
5 4 (5.41%) Flink
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (24.32%) GitLab
2 9 (12.16%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.70%) Selenium
5 1 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 17 (22.97%) Retail
2 13 (17.57%) Finance
3 11 (14.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (12.16%) Law
4 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.76%) Social Skills
6 2 (2.70%) Advertising
7 1 (1.35%) Games
7 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (22.97%) QA Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Systems Integrator
4 6 (8.11%) Architect
5 5 (6.76%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Storage Architect
6 4 (5.41%) Developer
6 4 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
6 4 (5.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Network Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Windows Administrator
8 2 (2.70%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (35.14%) Elastic Stack
2 20 (27.03%) LAMP
3 17 (22.97%) .NET
3 17 (22.97%) LAPP Stack
3 17 (22.97%) LEMP Stack
4 9 (12.16%) REST
5 5 (6.76%) LDAP
6 4 (5.41%) Kafka
7 3 (4.05%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (2.70%) pytest
8 2 (2.70%) WebRTC
8 2 (2.70%) ZeroMQ
9 1 (1.35%) Celery
9 1 (1.35%) Django
9 1 (1.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.73%) Cyberattack
2 17 (22.97%) Public Cloud
3 9 (12.16%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (12.16%) Replication
3 9 (12.16%) Smartphone
3 9 (12.16%) Social Media
4 5 (6.76%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (5.41%) Blockchain
6 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.05%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.35%) Clustering
8 1 (1.35%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.35%) Hackathon
8 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (70.27%) Linux
2 21 (28.38%) Unix
3 16 (21.62%) Windows
4 9 (12.16%) Ubuntu
4 9 (12.16%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.76%) CentOS
6 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Configuration Management
2 27 (36.49%) CI/CD
3 26 (35.14%) DevOps
4 24 (32.43%) Infrastructure as Code
5 21 (28.38%) Containerisation
6 19 (25.68%) TDD
7 17 (22.97%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (22.97%) Continuous Delivery
7 17 (22.97%) DevSecOps
7 17 (22.97%) E-Commerce
7 17 (22.97%) Microservices
7 17 (22.97%) Mobile First
7 17 (22.97%) Proactive Monitoring
7 17 (22.97%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 17 (22.97%) Validation
8 15 (20.27%) Agile
8 15 (20.27%) Software Testing
9 13 (17.57%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (16.22%) Test Automation
11 9 (12.16%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.65%) Python
2 32 (43.24%) Bash
3 23 (31.08%) Java
4 17 (22.97%) Go
4 17 (22.97%) PHP
4 17 (22.97%) SQL
5 9 (12.16%) Perl
6 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (52.70%) QA
System Software
1 38 (51.35%) Docker
1 38 (51.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (36.49%) Xen
3 13 (17.57%) Active Directory
4 11 (14.86%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (13.51%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 6 (8.11%) vSphere
7 3 (4.05%) oVirt
7 3 (4.05%) RHEV
8 2 (2.70%) Firmware
8 2 (2.70%) QEMU
8 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 45 (60.81%) Kubernetes
2 37 (50.00%) Puppet
3 33 (44.59%) Ansible
4 32 (43.24%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (37.84%) Terraform
6 26 (35.14%) Grafana
7 18 (24.32%) Nagios
7 18 (24.32%) ZABBIX
8 9 (12.16%) logstash
9 6 (8.11%) Rancher
10 4 (5.41%) Argo
10 4 (5.41%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (5.41%) Nessus
10 4 (5.41%) SELinux
11 2 (2.70%) WSUS
12 1 (1.35%) Bacula
12 1 (1.35%) Icinga
12 1 (1.35%) Prometheus
12 1 (1.35%) Proxmox
12 1 (1.35%) VictorOps
Vendors
1 55 (74.32%) VMware
2 17 (22.97%) Splunk
3 9 (12.16%) Perforce
4 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.41%) Juniper
6 3 (4.05%) Oracle
7 1 (1.35%) Google
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.35%) PagerDuty
7 1 (1.35%) TOWER Software