The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 22 58 40
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -18
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 23 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 8.19% 3.08% 3.81%
As % of the System Software category 54.76% 27.45% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 10
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,000 £39,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £30,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.16%
vSphere
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

System Software Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 51 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 14.95% 11.21% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 30 47 37
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £25,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

vSphere
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Bedford region.

vSphere Salary Trend in Bedford

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Bedford

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 32 (100.00%) Windows
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 32 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 22 (68.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (62.50%) MS Exchange
5 19 (59.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (56.25%) XenApp
6 18 (56.25%) Citrix
6 18 (56.25%) VMware ESX
6 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (53.13%) Intel
7 17 (53.13%) SQL
8 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
9 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (43.75%) SAN
10 14 (43.75%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (40.63%) FalconStor
11 13 (40.63%) CommVault
11 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (40.63%) MCSE
11 13 (40.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (37.50%) Replication
12 12 (37.50%) ITIL
12 12 (37.50%) Oracle

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 19 (59.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) MS Project
3 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) SAN
1 14 (43.75%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (15.63%) NetScaler
3 4 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (6.25%) SMTP
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) MPLS
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 12 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 11 (34.38%) Consultant
4 9 (28.13%) Server Support
4 9 (28.13%) Server Engineer
4 9 (28.13%) Server Support Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) Data Centre Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Support Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Analyst
7 5 (15.63%) Server Analyst
7 5 (15.63%) Team Leader
7 5 (15.63%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (15.63%) Server Support Analyst
7 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 4 (12.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 2 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
9 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) J2EE
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) UNIX
4 2 (6.25%) Linux
4 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (37.50%) ITIL
3 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
3 5 (15.63%) People Management
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) MCSE
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (40.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (31.25%) MCSA
3 9 (28.13%) MCP
3 9 (28.13%) VCP5
4 6 (18.75%) CCNP
4 6 (18.75%) CCNA
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.13%) MCTS
System Software
1 32 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (56.25%) VMware ESX
2 18 (56.25%) XenApp
3 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.63%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.25%) Xen
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (56.25%) Citrix
3 17 (53.13%) Intel
4 13 (40.63%) CommVault
4 13 (40.63%) FalconStor
5 12 (37.50%) Oracle
5 12 (37.50%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) HP