Period
to 8 December 2021

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 8 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 523 300 282
Rank change year-on-year -223 -18 -2
Permanent jobs citing KVM 32 6 8
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.11% 0.068% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.60% 0.35% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 32 6 7
10th Percentile " £28,750 £38,750
25th Percentile £44,750 £33,313 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £44,750 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.15% +5.29% -10.53%
75th Percentile £73,750 £55,938 £45,625
90th Percentile " £58,750 £46,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £42,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +36.09% -6.11% -18.18%

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 5,355 1,739 1,372
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.36% 19.84% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4,386 1,607 1,165
10th Percentile £36,375 £34,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -15.38% +8.33%
75th Percentile £81,250 £70,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 8 December 2021.

KVM salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, KVM job roles required the following IT 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 26 (81.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 22 (68.75%) Linux
3 21 (65.63%) Debian
3 21 (65.63%) DevOps
4 20 (62.50%) Docker
5 19 (59.38%) Windows
5 19 (59.38%) Firewall
6 18 (56.25%) PHP
6 18 (56.25%) VPN
6 18 (56.25%) Windows Server
7 17 (53.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 17 (53.13%) Rancher
7 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2019
7 17 (53.13%) E-Commerce
7 17 (53.13%) ERP
7 17 (53.13%) Management Information System
7 17 (53.13%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (53.13%) Shell Script
7 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (53.13%) Project Management
7 17 (53.13%) Business Continuity
8 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (31.25%) VMware
8 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 10 (31.25%) Cisco
9 9 (28.13%) IBM
9 9 (28.13%) Dell
9 9 (28.13%) CommVault
9 9 (28.13%) NetApp
9 9 (28.13%) Veritas

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 3 (9.38%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.25%) nginx
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Cohesity
2 4 (12.50%) AWS
2 4 (12.50%) Azure
3 3 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) Firewall
2 18 (56.25%) VPN
3 17 (53.13%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (3.13%) BGP
5 1 (3.13%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (3.13%) Internet
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) Emacs
General
1 3 (9.38%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (81.25%) Architect
2 17 (53.13%) Linux Engineer
2 17 (53.13%) PHP Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Python Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) YAML
2 1 (3.13%) ADO
2 1 (3.13%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (3.13%) LDAP
2 1 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (3.13%) libvirt
2 1 (3.13%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (53.13%) Management Information System
2 9 (28.13%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Linux
2 21 (65.63%) Debian
3 19 (59.38%) Windows
4 18 (56.25%) Windows Server
5 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (9.38%) CentOS
6 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (65.63%) DevOps
3 17 (53.13%) Business Continuity
3 17 (53.13%) E-Commerce
3 17 (53.13%) ERP
3 17 (53.13%) Project Management
3 17 (53.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 9 (28.13%) Data Management
4 9 (28.13%) Presales
4 9 (28.13%) Storage Management
5 4 (12.50%) Open Source
6 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Task Automation
7 1 (3.13%) Architectural Design
7 1 (3.13%) Cost Reduction
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (3.13%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) PHP
2 17 (53.13%) Shell Script
3 5 (15.63%) Python
4 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Docker
2 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) iptables
3 1 (3.13%) Kamailio
3 1 (3.13%) QEMU
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (53.13%) Rancher
2 4 (12.50%) Ansible
3 3 (9.38%) Kubernetes
3 3 (9.38%) Terraform
4 1 (3.13%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (3.13%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.13%) Puppet
4 1 (3.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 10 (31.25%) VMware
2 9 (28.13%) CommVault
2 9 (28.13%) Dell
2 9 (28.13%) IBM
2 9 (28.13%) NetApp
2 9 (28.13%) Veeam
2 9 (28.13%) Veritas
2 9 (28.13%) Zerto
3 3 (9.38%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) GENBAND
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Juniper
4 1 (3.13%) Mitel
4 1 (3.13%) Percona
4 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
4 1 (3.13%) Splunk