The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 97 154 170
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +16
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 129 70 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.88% 1.38% 0.98%
As % of the System Software category 19.14% 10.28% 6.93%
Number of salaries quoted 106 55 48
Median salary £52,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £93,000 £62,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
vSphere
South East

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

System Software Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
674 681 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.04% 13.43% 14.10%
Number of salaries quoted 573 487 574
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

vSphere
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Berkshire

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Berkshire

vSphere
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +21 31 £62,500 +66.66% 1
Bracknell +21 30 £52,500 +36.36% 3
Slough +18 22 £50,000 +25.00%
Windsor - 11 £51,750 - 1
Newbury +17 7 £30,500 -53.07%
Thatcham - 3 - -
Maidenhead -15 2 £55,000 +62.96%
Wokingham -18 2 £31,250 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 196 (92.45%) VMware
2 127 (59.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (55.19%) Windows
4 115 (54.25%) Cisco
5 108 (50.94%) Active Directory
6 106 (50.00%) Linux
7 95 (44.81%) Microsoft
8 88 (41.51%) Windows Server
9 82 (38.68%) PowerShell
10 81 (38.21%) Red Hat
11 78 (36.79%) ITIL
12 73 (34.43%) Firewall
13 62 (29.25%) Hyper-V
14 59 (27.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 58 (27.36%) Citrix
16 53 (25.00%) Finance
17 51 (24.06%) Python
18 50 (23.58%) Windows Server 2012
18 50 (23.58%) MS Excel
19 49 (23.11%) SCCM
19 49 (23.11%) Windows Server 2008
20 47 (22.17%) EMC
21 46 (21.70%) DNS
22 45 (21.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 43 (20.28%) CCNA
23 43 (20.28%) Cisco Certification
24 42 (19.81%) LAN
24 42 (19.81%) Perl
24 42 (19.81%) Office 365
25 40 (18.87%) Data Centre

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 37 (17.45%) MS Exchange
2 31 (14.62%) IIS
3 26 (12.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (5.19%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.83%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.83%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.42%) CMS
9 2 (0.94%) Apache
10 1 (0.47%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (23.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.77%) MS Office
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (19.81%) Office 365
2 27 (12.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.72%) OpenShift
4 10 (4.72%) SaaS
5 7 (3.30%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (34.43%) Firewall
2 46 (21.70%) DNS
3 42 (19.81%) LAN
4 40 (18.87%) SAN
5 38 (17.92%) WAN
6 33 (15.57%) DHCP
7 31 (14.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (9.43%) Internet
8 20 (9.43%) Wireless
9 13 (6.13%) NAS
10 12 (5.66%) VPN
11 11 (5.19%) NetScaler
12 10 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (4.72%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (4.72%) Network Security
13 9 (4.25%) MPLS
14 8 (3.77%) Intranet
14 8 (3.77%) VLAN
15 7 (3.30%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (3.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (8.96%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (2.83%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.47%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.47%) MSI
3 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 53 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.89%) Games
3 4 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Electronics
5 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (24.06%) VMware Engineer
2 49 (23.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (18.87%) Systems Engineer
4 34 (16.04%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 29 (13.68%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 28 (13.21%) Architect
7 25 (11.79%) Administrator
8 23 (10.85%) Support Engineer
9 19 (8.96%) Linux Engineer
9 19 (8.96%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 19 (8.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (8.96%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 19 (8.96%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
10 18 (8.49%) Cisco Engineer
11 17 (8.02%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 17 (8.02%) Server Engineer
11 17 (8.02%) Windows Engineer
12 15 (7.08%) Network Engineer
13 14 (6.60%) Linux Administrator
14 13 (6.13%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.13%) Middleware
2 7 (3.30%) Web Services
3 4 (1.89%) JSON
3 4 (1.89%) SOAP
4 3 (1.42%) HTML
4 3 (1.42%) XML
5 2 (0.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 30 (14.15%) EMC VNX
3 23 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (8.49%) Clustering
5 16 (7.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (7.08%) Replication
7 11 (5.19%) Statistics
7 11 (5.19%) VCE vBlock
8 10 (4.72%) FlexPod
9 8 (3.77%) Cryptography
9 8 (3.77%) PKI
10 7 (3.30%) NHS
11 6 (2.83%) EqualLogic
11 6 (2.83%) HP Storage
12 5 (2.36%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.89%) Data Integration
13 4 (1.89%) Fintech
14 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
14 2 (0.94%) HP StoreVirtual
14 2 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (55.19%) Windows
2 106 (50.00%) Linux
3 88 (41.51%) Windows Server
4 50 (23.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (23.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (21.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (11.79%) CentOS
8 19 (8.96%) Unix
9 10 (4.72%) Windows 10
9 10 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.77%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.30%) Windows 7
12 6 (2.83%) Solaris
13 4 (1.89%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.42%) Android
14 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.42%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.42%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (36.79%) ITIL
2 29 (13.68%) Mentoring
3 22 (10.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (9.91%) Migration
4 21 (9.91%) Service Management
5 20 (9.43%) Presales
6 16 (7.55%) Virtual Environments
7 15 (7.08%) Risk Analysis
8 14 (6.60%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (6.60%) Change Control
8 14 (6.60%) DevOps
8 14 (6.60%) Project Management
9 13 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (5.19%) High Availability
10 11 (5.19%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (4.25%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.25%) Logistics
12 9 (4.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 8 (3.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 82 (38.68%) PowerShell
2 51 (24.06%) Python
3 42 (19.81%) Perl
4 34 (16.04%) SQL
5 32 (15.09%) Ruby
6 24 (11.32%) Bash Shell
7 13 (6.13%) Java
8 4 (1.89%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (27.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 43 (20.28%) CCNA
2 43 (20.28%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (18.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (15.57%) RHCSA
5 28 (13.21%) CCNP
6 26 (12.26%) MCSA
7 21 (9.91%) MCSE
8 19 (8.96%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (8.96%) MCITP
9 18 (8.49%) RHCA
10 17 (8.02%) RHCE
11 11 (5.19%) SC Cleared
11 11 (5.19%) Security Cleared
12 10 (4.72%) MCP
13 7 (3.30%) VCAP
14 6 (2.83%) CCA
14 6 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (2.83%) VCDX
15 5 (2.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.38%) SLA
2 16 (7.55%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (4.72%) QA
5 4 (1.89%) HIPAA
6 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.47%) SAS 70
System Software
1 127 (59.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (50.94%) Active Directory
3 62 (29.25%) Hyper-V
4 37 (17.45%) VMware ESX
5 34 (16.04%) XenApp
6 31 (14.62%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (8.96%) Firmware
8 15 (7.08%) vCloud
9 10 (4.72%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (3.77%) XenDesktop
11 7 (3.30%) Docker
11 7 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.89%) DFS Replication
13 3 (1.42%) iptables
13 3 (1.42%) XenServer
14 1 (0.47%) KVM
14 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (23.11%) SCCM
2 37 (17.45%) Puppet
3 24 (11.32%) SCVMM
3 24 (11.32%) WSUS
4 21 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (9.91%) SCOM
5 16 (7.55%) vRealize
6 14 (6.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (6.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 13 (6.13%) HP Data Protector
7 13 (6.13%) Nagios
8 12 (5.66%) Ansible
9 11 (5.19%) Tivoli
10 9 (4.25%) Backup Exec
11 8 (3.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (2.83%) Red Hat Satellite
12 6 (2.83%) SCDPM
12 6 (2.83%) yum
13 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 196 (92.45%) VMware
2 115 (54.25%) Cisco
3 95 (44.81%) Microsoft
4 81 (38.21%) Red Hat
5 58 (27.36%) Citrix
6 47 (22.17%) EMC
7 38 (17.92%) HP
8 23 (10.85%) Oracle
9 21 (9.91%) NetApp
10 14 (6.60%) Qualys
11 11 (5.19%) IBM
11 11 (5.19%) RightScale
12 9 (4.25%) Veeam
13 8 (3.77%) 3PAR
13 8 (3.77%) Juniper
14 7 (3.30%) Symantec
15 6 (2.83%) Dell
15 6 (2.83%) Nimsoft
16 5 (2.36%) CheckPoint
17 4 (1.89%) Veritas
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