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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 VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 6 months to 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 807 557 296
Rank change year-on-year -250 -261 +56
Permanent jobs citing VMS 63 40 17
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.082% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.47% 0.60% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 35 37 12
10th Percentile £38,550 £35,350 £28,369
25th Percentile £53,750 £42,000 £32,672
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +23.81%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £101,250 -
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38% +44.44%

VMS is in the Operating Systems 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 operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 13,504 6,672 1,806
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.58% 18.40% 20.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7,605 5,407 1,550
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £41,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -5.17%
75th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

VMS
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

VMS trend for jobs with a WFH option

VMS
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

VMS salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

VMS
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing VMS over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

VMS salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, VMS 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 VMS.

1 37 (58.73%) Linux
2 33 (52.38%) Azure
3 32 (50.79%) Windows
4 27 (42.86%) Python
5 23 (36.51%) DevOps
6 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
6 22 (34.92%) Finance
6 22 (34.92%) CI/CD
7 20 (31.75%) VMware
8 19 (30.16%) PowerShell
9 18 (28.57%) AWS
9 18 (28.57%) Agile
10 17 (26.98%) SQL
10 17 (26.98%) Bash
10 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (23.81%) Terraform
12 14 (22.22%) Azure AKS
13 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
13 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
13 12 (19.05%) Firewall
13 12 (19.05%) Scrum
14 11 (17.46%) Ansible
14 11 (17.46%) Docker
14 11 (17.46%) PaaS
14 11 (17.46%) IaaS
15 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
15 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
15 10 (15.87%) Kubernetes
15 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (15.87%) Active Directory

VMS
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 7 (11.11%) IIS
2 6 (9.52%) nginx
2 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
3 1 (1.59%) Kentico
3 1 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.59%) TPMS
3 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) nopCommerce
1 1 (1.59%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 33 (52.38%) Azure
2 18 (28.57%) AWS
3 14 (22.22%) Azure AKS
4 11 (17.46%) IaaS
4 11 (17.46%) PaaS
5 9 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (12.70%) Azure Storage
6 8 (12.70%) Datadog
7 7 (11.11%) Azure Service Fabric
7 7 (11.11%) SaaS
8 6 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (9.52%) GCP
9 5 (7.94%) GitHub
9 5 (7.94%) OneDrive
10 3 (4.76%) Azure Monitor
10 3 (4.76%) Power Platform
10 3 (4.76%) Serverless
11 2 (3.17%) Azure Key Vault
11 2 (3.17%) Azure Logic Apps
11 2 (3.17%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) Firewall
2 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (9.52%) SMTP
4 5 (7.94%) DHCP
4 5 (7.94%) DNS
5 3 (4.76%) LAN
5 3 (4.76%) VLAN
6 2 (3.17%) VPN
6 2 (3.17%) WAN
6 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.59%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (1.59%) HTTP
7 1 (1.59%) MPLS
7 1 (1.59%) Multicast
7 1 (1.59%) Network Security
7 1 (1.59%) SD-WAN
7 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (6.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.59%) Big Data
5 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.59%) MySQL
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.11%) JIRA
2 7 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.94%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.35%) GitLab
5 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.59%) Cypress.io
5 1 (1.59%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.59%) Selenium
5 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (34.92%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 7 (11.11%) Social Skills
5 5 (7.94%) Banking
6 4 (6.35%) Investment Banking
6 4 (6.35%) Legal
7 3 (4.76%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (3.17%) Games
8 2 (3.17%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.59%) Law
9 1 (1.59%) Marketing
9 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (12.70%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Applications Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Applications Project Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) IT Manager
5 5 (7.94%) IT Project Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (6.35%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.35%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Migration Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Migration Project Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) Web Services
2 6 (9.52%) JSON
2 6 (9.52%) YAML
3 5 (7.94%) GraphQL
3 5 (7.94%) REST
4 4 (6.35%) ARM Templates
5 3 (4.76%) .NET
5 3 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (3.17%) Node.js
6 2 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.17%) RESTful
7 1 (1.59%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.59%) CSS3
7 1 (1.59%) HTML5
7 1 (1.59%) Jest
7 1 (1.59%) OAuth
7 1 (1.59%) React
7 1 (1.59%) Vue.js
7 1 (1.59%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (12.70%) Cyber Defence
3 8 (12.70%) Cyberattack
3 8 (12.70%) Cybercrime
3 8 (12.70%) Fibre Optics
4 7 (11.11%) Private Cloud
4 7 (11.11%) Public Cloud
4 7 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (9.52%) Tandem
6 3 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
7 2 (3.17%) Sports Betting
7 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.59%) CCTV
8 1 (1.59%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (58.73%) Linux
2 32 (50.79%) Windows
3 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 8 (12.70%) CentOS
5 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.59%) Debian
7 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) DevOps
2 22 (34.92%) CI/CD
3 18 (28.57%) Agile
4 12 (19.05%) Scrum
5 10 (15.87%) Infrastructure as Code
5 10 (15.87%) Platform Engineering
5 10 (15.87%) Project Management
6 9 (14.29%) Migration
7 8 (12.70%) Cyber Intelligence
7 8 (12.70%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 8 (12.70%) DevSecOps
7 8 (12.70%) Microservices
7 8 (12.70%) Performance Management
7 8 (12.70%) Security Architecture
7 8 (12.70%) Systems Engineering
7 8 (12.70%) Test Management
7 8 (12.70%) Test Strategy
7 8 (12.70%) Threat Intelligence
7 8 (12.70%) V-Model
8 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) Python
2 19 (30.16%) PowerShell
3 17 (26.98%) Bash
3 17 (26.98%) SQL
4 10 (15.87%) C#
5 4 (6.35%) Java
6 3 (4.76%) C++
6 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.59%) Bicep
8 1 (1.59%) Go
8 1 (1.59%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.59%) Ruby
8 1 (1.59%) Rust
8 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
1 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) Degree
3 5 (7.94%) PMP
4 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) GDPR
1 2 (3.17%) HIPAA
1 2 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) PMO
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (17.46%) Docker
3 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
4 9 (14.29%) vSphere
5 4 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) Terraform
2 11 (17.46%) Ansible
3 10 (15.87%) Kubernetes
4 9 (14.29%) Grafana
5 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (12.70%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (12.70%) Puppet
5 8 (12.70%) vCenter Server
6 3 (4.76%) Prometheus
7 2 (3.17%) FortiGate
7 2 (3.17%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.59%) vRealize
8 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
2 20 (31.75%) VMware
3 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 8 (12.70%) Palo Alto
5 6 (9.52%) Dynatrace
5 6 (9.52%) Google
5 6 (9.52%) LogicMonitor
6 5 (7.94%) Cisco
7 2 (3.17%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (3.17%) Aruba
7 2 (3.17%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (3.17%) Citrix
7 2 (3.17%) Dell
7 2 (3.17%) HP
7 2 (3.17%) Meraki
7 2 (3.17%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.59%) Automation Anywhere
8 1 (1.59%) Pardot
8 1 (1.59%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.59%) UiPath