The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 133 147 149
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 89 78 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.63% 1.42% 1.23%
As % of the System Software category 11.80% 10.21% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 72 56 53
Average salary £37,500 £46,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.35% -7.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +1.12%
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
754 764 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.79% 13.95% 11.68%
Number of salaries quoted 567 557 451
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 January 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Berkshire

vSphere
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Slough +17 27 £38,500 -8.33%
Reading +14 26 £34,000 -32.00% 2
Newbury +6 10 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Maidenhead +4 10 £32,500 -
Bracknell -9 5 £50,000 - 2
Thatcham -6 1 £23,500 -16.07% 2
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 182 (97.85%) VMware
2 155 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (60.22%) Windows
4 97 (52.15%) Cisco
5 80 (43.01%) Microsoft
5 80 (43.01%) Citrix
6 70 (37.63%) Hyper-V
7 68 (36.56%) Linux
8 65 (34.95%) ITIL
9 57 (30.65%) Firewall
10 55 (29.57%) XenApp
11 50 (26.88%) Active Directory
12 49 (26.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (26.34%) VMware ESXi
13 45 (24.19%) SAN
14 43 (23.12%) XenDesktop
14 43 (23.12%) Security Cleared
15 42 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 42 (22.58%) HP
15 42 (22.58%) DNS
16 41 (22.04%) TCP/IP
17 39 (20.97%) Citrix Certification
18 34 (18.28%) CCA
19 33 (17.74%) NetApp
20 32 (17.20%) SLA
20 32 (17.20%) SQL
21 30 (16.13%) SQL Server
21 30 (16.13%) MS Exchange
22 28 (15.05%) MCSE
22 28 (15.05%) LAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 30 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 25 (13.44%) IIS
3 22 (11.83%) Lync
4 15 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (7.53%) Apache
5 14 (7.53%) SharePoint
5 14 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (5.91%) nginx
8 6 (3.23%) CMS
8 6 (3.23%) WordPress
8 6 (3.23%) Alfresco
8 6 (3.23%) Drupal
9 3 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (30.65%) Firewall
2 45 (24.19%) SAN
3 42 (22.58%) DNS
4 41 (22.04%) TCP/IP
5 28 (15.05%) LAN
6 26 (13.98%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (13.98%) NetScaler
7 25 (13.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 25 (13.44%) VPN
8 24 (12.90%) WAN
9 21 (11.29%) DHCP
10 19 (10.22%) MPLS
10 19 (10.22%) IPsec
11 18 (9.68%) BGP
12 16 (8.60%) SSL
12 16 (8.60%) OSPF
12 16 (8.60%) Multicast
13 15 (8.06%) iSCSI
14 13 (6.99%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (5.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (6.45%) MySQL
5 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.61%) DB2
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (5.38%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.61%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (4.84%) Retail
1 9 (4.84%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.76%) Finance
3 4 (2.15%) Games
4 3 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (17.20%) Support Engineer
2 20 (10.75%) Consultant
2 20 (10.75%) Architect
3 16 (8.60%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (8.06%) Technical Engineer
4 15 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (7.53%) Support Analyst
5 14 (7.53%) Analyst
5 14 (7.53%) NOC Engineer
6 13 (6.99%) Technical Support
7 12 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (6.45%) Virtualisation Architect
8 11 (5.91%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Citrix Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) IT Support Analyst
11 8 (4.30%) Team Leader
11 8 (4.30%) Senior NOC Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) IT Support
11 8 (4.30%) Storage Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.08%) .NET
1 2 (1.08%) Middleware
1 2 (1.08%) Application Packaging
1 2 (1.08%) Worklight
2 1 (0.54%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.54%) COM
2 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
2 16 (8.60%) Replication
3 15 (8.06%) Mathematics
4 13 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.38%) FlexPod
6 8 (4.30%) CLARiiON
6 8 (4.30%) Celerra
7 7 (3.76%) Clustering
8 6 (3.23%) e-Health
8 6 (3.23%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.54%) DTV
11 1 (0.54%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 112 (60.22%) Windows
2 68 (36.56%) Linux
3 49 (26.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (11.29%) UNIX
6 14 (7.53%) Windows XP
7 12 (6.45%) VMS
8 11 (5.91%) CentOS
8 11 (5.91%) Ubuntu
9 9 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (4.84%) Windows Vista
10 6 (3.23%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.69%) SUSE
11 5 (2.69%) AIX
11 5 (2.69%) Solaris
11 5 (2.69%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.15%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (34.95%) ITIL
2 23 (12.37%) Change Management
3 19 (10.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 19 (10.22%) Mentoring
4 16 (8.60%) Coaching
5 13 (6.99%) Service Delivery
6 12 (6.45%) Network Management
7 10 (5.38%) Test Management
7 10 (5.38%) Test Scripting
7 10 (5.38%) Performance Engineering
8 8 (4.30%) Migration
9 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.23%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (3.23%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.69%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (2.69%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.69%) Operations Management
11 5 (2.69%) CRM
12 4 (2.15%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.20%) SQL
2 25 (13.44%) PowerShell
3 16 (8.60%) Python
4 11 (5.91%) PHP
5 10 (5.38%) C
5 10 (5.38%) C#
5 10 (5.38%) Perl
6 6 (3.23%) Ruby
7 4 (2.15%) VBScript
8 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (23.12%) Security Cleared
2 39 (20.97%) Citrix Certification
3 34 (18.28%) CCA
4 28 (15.05%) MCSE
4 28 (15.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (13.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (12.37%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (11.83%) SC Cleared
8 20 (10.75%) CCNA
8 20 (10.75%) CCEE
9 17 (9.14%) Degree
10 16 (8.60%) VCAP
11 15 (8.06%) VTSP
12 14 (7.53%) CCIA
13 13 (6.99%) NCDA
13 13 (6.99%) NCIE
13 13 (6.99%) MCITP
13 13 (6.99%) CCEA
14 10 (5.38%) MCTS
14 10 (5.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (17.20%) SLA
2 16 (8.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.76%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 155 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (37.63%) Hyper-V
3 55 (29.57%) XenApp
4 50 (26.88%) Active Directory
5 49 (26.34%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (23.12%) XenDesktop
7 23 (12.37%) VMware ESX
8 18 (9.68%) XenServer
9 17 (9.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (8.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (6.99%) vCloud
11 13 (6.99%) Terminal Services
12 8 (4.30%) Firmware
13 2 (1.08%) Xen
14 1 (0.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (11.29%) SCCM
2 13 (6.99%) XenMobile
3 12 (6.45%) HP Data Protector
3 12 (6.45%) Zenoss
4 11 (5.91%) cPanel
4 11 (5.91%) Webmin
4 11 (5.91%) Plesk
4 11 (5.91%) SCOM
5 10 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (4.84%) EdgeSight
7 8 (4.30%) Backup Exec
8 6 (3.23%) ARCserve
9 4 (2.15%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.15%) SCVMM
9 4 (2.15%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.08%) Legato
10 2 (1.08%) AppManager
10 2 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 182 (97.85%) VMware
2 97 (52.15%) Cisco
3 80 (43.01%) Microsoft
3 80 (43.01%) Citrix
4 42 (22.58%) HP
5 33 (17.74%) NetApp
6 20 (10.75%) IBM
6 20 (10.75%) Red Hat
7 18 (9.68%) Oracle
8 17 (9.14%) EMC
9 15 (8.06%) 3PAR
9 15 (8.06%) Polycom
10 12 (6.45%) AppSense
11 11 (5.91%) Juniper
12 8 (4.30%) CheckPoint
12 8 (4.30%) Veeam
13 7 (3.76%) Ciena
13 7 (3.76%) Egenera
13 7 (3.76%) CA
13 7 (3.76%) Nortel
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
People Source
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + car allowance & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell
People Source
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance and 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Training + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
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Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum + On-Call
Posted: 5 days ago
Thatcham
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Salary: £21,000 - £26,000
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