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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 78 59 51
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 19 47 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.74% 3.96% 4.27%
As % of the System Software category 16.24% 32.41% 35.61%
Number of salaries quoted 13 44 47
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% -21.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
vSphere
East of England

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

System Software Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
117 145 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.74% 12.22% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 92 128 125
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

vSphere
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

vSphere
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +3 14 £55,000 +83.33%
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 48 (97.96%) VMware
2 43 (87.76%) Windows
2 43 (87.76%) Microsoft
2 43 (87.76%) Active Directory
3 34 (69.39%) Citrix
4 33 (67.35%) VMware ESX
5 32 (65.31%) XenApp
6 31 (63.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (61.22%) SQL Server
8 29 (59.18%) MS Exchange
8 29 (59.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 27 (55.10%) MS Excel
10 27 (55.10%) Exchange Server 2010
10 27 (55.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (51.02%) Exchange Server 2007
12 24 (48.98%) MCSE
12 24 (48.98%) Intel
12 24 (48.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (46.94%) ITIL
14 22 (44.90%) MCSA
14 22 (44.90%) Exchange Server 2003
15 20 (40.82%) MCP
15 20 (40.82%) VCP5
16 19 (38.78%) Server Building
16 19 (38.78%) Data Centre
17 14 (28.57%) SAN
18 13 (26.53%) Oracle

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 29 (59.18%) MS Exchange
2 27 (55.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (51.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (44.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (55.10%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.33%) MS Office
3 2 (4.08%) MS Project
3 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) SAN
2 12 (24.49%) Fibre Channel
3 11 (22.45%) Network Security
4 5 (10.20%) NetScaler
5 4 (8.16%) Firewall
6 3 (6.12%) WAN
7 2 (4.08%) SMTP
7 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.08%) VLAN
7 2 (4.08%) Internet
7 2 (4.08%) MPLS
8 1 (2.04%) DNS
8 1 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (61.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (6.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Consultant
2 11 (22.45%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (20.41%) Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 9 (18.37%) Server Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) Support Engineer
5 8 (16.33%) Server Support
5 8 (16.33%) Server Engineer
5 8 (16.33%) Server Support Engineer
6 7 (14.29%) Team Leader
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Server Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) J2EE
3 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.04%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) Data Centre
2 10 (20.41%) Replication
3 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.04%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 43 (87.76%) Windows
2 28 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (55.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.08%) UNIX
6 2 (4.08%) Linux
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 23 (46.94%) ITIL
3 19 (38.78%) Server Building
4 9 (18.37%) Mentoring
5 8 (16.33%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.20%) People Management
7 3 (6.12%) Patch Management
7 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.08%) Time Management
8 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.08%) Software Delivery
9 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.04%) Change Management
9 1 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) VBScript
4 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (59.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 24 (48.98%) MCSE
2 24 (48.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (44.90%) MCSA
4 20 (40.82%) MCP
4 20 (40.82%) VCP5
5 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (12.24%) CCNA
6 5 (10.20%) CCA
6 5 (10.20%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (10.20%) CCNP
7 4 (8.16%) VCP4
8 2 (4.08%) MCTS
9 1 (2.04%) MCITP
9 1 (2.04%) Degree
9 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (87.76%) Active Directory
2 33 (67.35%) VMware ESX
3 32 (65.31%) XenApp
4 31 (63.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (10.20%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.08%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (97.96%) VMware
2 43 (87.76%) Microsoft
3 34 (69.39%) Citrix
4 24 (48.98%) Intel
5 13 (26.53%) Oracle
6 12 (24.49%) CommVault
6 12 (24.49%) FalconStor
7 11 (22.45%) Cisco
8 3 (6.12%) HP
9 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.04%) EMC
10 1 (2.04%) CA