Virtual Machines Jobs with Work from Home Options

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > Work from Home

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 26 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 298 464 460
Rank change year-on-year +166 -4 -53
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 278 246 355
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.95% 0.53% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 6.71% 3.30% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 225 176 166
10th Percentile £48,500 £32,250 £36,825
25th Percentile £53,750 £38,999 £42,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £91,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%

All System Software Skills
Work from Home

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for system software skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,145 7,462 10,453
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 14.10% 15.96% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,538 5,337 7,008
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £32,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% -4.00% +13.12%
75th Percentile £72,500 £78,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -

Virtual Machines
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Virtual Machines trend for jobs with a WFH option

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Virtual Machines salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

Virtual Machines salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities with WFH Options by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (9.35%) Microsoft Exchange
2 14 (5.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.16%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (8.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 25 (8.99%) Oracle Payables
1 25 (8.99%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 212 (76.26%) Azure
2 80 (28.78%) Power Platform
3 36 (12.95%) Azure DevOps
3 36 (12.95%) Microsoft 365
4 31 (11.15%) Entra ID
5 29 (10.43%) AWS
5 29 (10.43%) Azure Monitor
6 28 (10.07%) IaaS
7 27 (9.71%) SaaS
8 21 (7.55%) Serverless
9 19 (6.83%) Azure App Service
9 19 (6.83%) Azure Storage
10 17 (6.12%) Azure Data Factory
10 17 (6.12%) Nutanix
11 16 (5.76%) GitHub
11 16 (5.76%) Matillion
12 12 (4.32%) PaaS
13 10 (3.60%) Azure Functions
14 9 (3.24%) GCP
15 8 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 99 (35.61%) Broadband
2 59 (21.22%) DNS
3 48 (17.27%) Firewall
4 39 (14.03%) VPN
5 31 (11.15%) 5G
6 26 (9.35%) DHCP
7 19 (6.83%) HTTP
8 10 (3.60%) VLAN
9 8 (2.88%) VoIP
10 6 (2.16%) SAN
11 4 (1.44%) NAS
11 4 (1.44%) SD-WAN
12 3 (1.08%) BGP
12 3 (1.08%) IPv6
12 3 (1.08%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.08%) WAN
13 2 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (0.72%) Network Security
14 1 (0.36%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (35.25%) SQL Server
2 84 (30.22%) Azure SQL Database
3 79 (28.42%) Power BI
4 8 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.16%) BigQuery
6 5 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.08%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.36%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (5.76%) Git
2 15 (5.40%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.32%) JIRA
4 9 (3.24%) GitLab
4 9 (3.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (2.88%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.16%) Trac
7 5 (1.80%) eggPlant
8 2 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 161 (57.91%) Social Skills
2 55 (19.78%) Finance
3 29 (10.43%) Law
4 28 (10.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 25 (8.99%) Legal
6 21 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.16%) Banking
9 5 (1.80%) Advertising
10 4 (1.44%) Back Office
10 4 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (1.44%) Marketing
11 3 (1.08%) Aerospace
11 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.72%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.72%) Retail
13 1 (0.36%) Automotive
13 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 75 (26.98%) DBA
1 75 (26.98%) SQL DBA
2 47 (16.91%) Senior
3 44 (15.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (11.51%) Analyst
5 31 (11.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 30 (10.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (8.99%) Operations Analyst
8 18 (6.47%) Architect
9 16 (5.76%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (5.40%) Consultant
11 14 (5.04%) Active Directory Specialist
11 14 (5.04%) Active Directory Support
11 14 (5.04%) Support Specialist
12 11 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
13 10 (3.60%) Azure Specialist
14 8 (2.88%) Azure Engineer
14 8 (2.88%) Microsoft Engineer
14 8 (2.88%) Project Consultant
14 8 (2.88%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.47%) JWT
2 16 (5.76%) ARM Templates
2 16 (5.76%) RESTful
3 15 (5.40%) .NET
4 6 (2.16%) REST
5 2 (0.72%) OAuth
5 2 (0.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.36%) ADO
6 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.36%) Flash
6 1 (0.36%) JSON
6 1 (0.36%) OpenAPI
6 1 (0.36%) SOAP
6 1 (0.36%) Swagger
6 1 (0.36%) TensorFlow
6 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.83%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (6.47%) PKI
3 17 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 15 (5.40%) IoT
5 10 (3.60%) Cloud Native
5 10 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.24%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.52%) Blog
7 7 (2.52%) Legacy Systems
8 6 (2.16%) Replication
9 5 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.80%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.72%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.72%) iSeries
11 2 (0.72%) Security Posture
12 1 (0.36%) CUDA
12 1 (0.36%) Renewable Energy
12 1 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 120 (43.17%) Windows
2 85 (30.58%) VMS
3 63 (22.66%) Windows Server
4 36 (12.95%) Linux
5 22 (7.91%) Unix
6 21 (7.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (6.83%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (2.88%) AIX
8 8 (2.88%) Solaris
9 6 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.44%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.08%) Android
11 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (39.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 89 (32.01%) DevOps
3 82 (29.50%) High Availability
4 78 (28.06%) Collaborative Working
5 77 (27.70%) Business Intelligence
6 74 (26.62%) Performance Tuning
7 54 (19.42%) CI/CD
8 49 (17.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 38 (13.67%) Agile
10 34 (12.23%) ITIL
11 33 (11.87%) Knowledge Transfer
11 33 (11.87%) Network Virtualisation
12 31 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (9.35%) Artificial Intelligence
14 25 (8.99%) Accounts Payable
14 25 (8.99%) Accounts Receivable
14 25 (8.99%) Collaborative Culture
15 22 (7.91%) Configuration Management
16 21 (7.55%) Infrastructure as Code
17 18 (6.47%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 95 (34.17%) SQL
1 95 (34.17%) T-SQL
2 52 (18.71%) PowerShell
3 37 (13.31%) Python
4 32 (11.51%) C#
5 28 (10.07%) Bash
6 20 (7.19%) Bicep
7 15 (5.40%) Perl
7 15 (5.40%) VB
8 14 (5.04%) VBScript
9 11 (3.96%) Java
10 10 (3.60%) Go
10 10 (3.60%) JavaScript
10 10 (3.60%) Ruby
11 5 (1.80%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.72%) Lua
12 2 (0.72%) Rust
13 1 (0.36%) Kusto Query Language
Qualifications
1 76 (27.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (16.55%) Degree
3 33 (11.87%) Security Cleared
4 19 (6.83%) SC Cleared
5 14 (5.04%) DV Cleared
5 14 (5.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.80%) ISEB
7 5 (1.80%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.72%) MCSA
9 2 (0.72%) MCSE
10 1 (0.36%) Azure Certification
10 1 (0.36%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.36%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.40%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.80%) QA
4 2 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 60 (21.58%) Active Directory
2 45 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (10.79%) Hyper-V
4 25 (8.99%) Docker
5 18 (6.47%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (4.68%) Firmware
7 7 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.16%) NFS
8 6 (2.16%) pfSense
9 2 (0.72%) vSphere
10 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 40 (14.39%) Terraform
2 38 (13.67%) Kubernetes
3 28 (10.07%) Microsoft Intune
4 26 (9.35%) Ansible
5 15 (5.40%) SCCM
6 14 (5.04%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 14 (5.04%) SCOM
6 14 (5.04%) WSUS
7 7 (2.52%) ZABBIX
8 6 (2.16%) Grafana
8 6 (2.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (2.16%) SCDPM
9 4 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (1.08%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.72%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.72%) Puppet
11 2 (0.72%) vRealize
11 2 (0.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 158 (56.83%) Microsoft
2 60 (21.58%) VMware
3 33 (11.87%) Oracle
4 26 (9.35%) Virgin Media
5 13 (4.68%) Cisco
6 12 (4.32%) HP
7 11 (3.96%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.24%) Fortinet
9 8 (2.88%) Google
10 7 (2.52%) Juniper
11 6 (2.16%) McAfee
11 6 (2.16%) Veeam
12 5 (1.80%) Citrix
13 4 (1.44%) Palo Alto
14 3 (1.08%) Apple
14 3 (1.08%) F5
14 3 (1.08%) Meraki
15 2 (0.72%) Databricks
15 2 (0.72%) Nimble Storage
15 2 (0.72%) SaltStack