Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 529 312 272
Rank change year-on-year -217 -40 +8
Permanent jobs citing VMS 17 27 13
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.059% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.35% 1.16% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 9
10th Percentile £37,500 £28,600 £38,650
25th Percentile £55,625 £55,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £69,000 £60,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% +41.18% -26.09%
75th Percentile £84,375 £85,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £44,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year +27.27% -6.78% -1.67%

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 4,811 2,320 1,272
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 16.62% 22.22% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,700 2,109 1,115
10th Percentile £32,000 £33,500 £34,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £42,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -13.04% +4.55%
75th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 18 January 2022.

VMS salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, VMS 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 VMS.

1 10 (58.82%) Azure
1 10 (58.82%) DevOps
2 9 (52.94%) AWS
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Docker
6 5 (29.41%) HTTP
7 4 (23.53%) Analytics
7 4 (23.53%) Kubernetes
7 4 (23.53%) Serverless
7 4 (23.53%) DevSecOps
7 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (23.53%) Public Sector
8 3 (17.65%) Server Management
8 3 (17.65%) Data Strategy
8 3 (17.65%) Data Ingestion
8 3 (17.65%) Data Lake
8 3 (17.65%) Runbook
8 3 (17.65%) Terraform
8 3 (17.65%) Dashboard Development
8 3 (17.65%) Driving Licence
8 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 3 (17.65%) Network Security
8 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
8 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
8 3 (17.65%) Firewall
8 3 (17.65%) Data Security
8 3 (17.65%) Finance

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 3 (17.65%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Solr
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Infor M3
1 2 (11.76%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) Azure
2 9 (52.94%) AWS
3 4 (23.53%) Serverless
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Monitor
4 2 (11.76%) IaaS
4 2 (11.76%) PaaS
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
5 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (5.88%) AWS KMS
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Service Fabric
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (5.88%) Pulumi
5 1 (5.88%) SaaS
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) HTTP
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) FTP
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) SMTP
3 1 (5.88%) SSH
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Data Lake
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.76%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (11.76%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) GitLab
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (23.53%) Public Sector
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) AWS Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Data Architect
2 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) DevSecOps Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Field Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ARM Templates
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.76%) CCTV
2 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Solaris
3 3 (17.65%) Unix
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) DevOps
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
4 4 (23.53%) Analytics
4 4 (23.53%) DevSecOps
4 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (17.65%) Dashboard Development
5 3 (17.65%) Data Ingestion
5 3 (17.65%) Data Security
5 3 (17.65%) Data Strategy
5 3 (17.65%) ETL
5 3 (17.65%) Runbook
5 3 (17.65%) Server Management
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
6 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Observability
6 2 (11.76%) Preventative Maintenance
7 1 (5.88%) Requirements Gathering
7 1 (5.88%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Bash
3 1 (5.88%) Go
3 1 (5.88%) Groovy
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Kubernetes
2 3 (17.65%) Terraform
3 2 (11.76%) Ansible
4 1 (5.88%) Nagios
4 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.88%) Puppet
4 1 (5.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Sitecore