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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 120 147 110
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -37
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 92 67 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.85% 1.19% 2.18%
As % of the System Software category 14.56% 8.35% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 80 59 108
Average salary £39,000 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.30% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,950 £60,000 £68,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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
632 802 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.69% 14.30% 14.05%
Number of salaries quoted 452 529 627
Average salary £39,000 £42,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.77% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £63,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 31 July 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 31 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
Slough +7 24 £40,000 -14.43% 2
Reading -1 24 £38,000 -30.90%
Bracknell +26 16 £38,500 -35.83%
Maidenhead -1 11 £32,500 +30.00%
Newbury +12 3 £42,500 +34.92% 2
Windsor - 2 £47,500 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 142 (96.60%) VMware
2 119 (80.95%) Windows
3 87 (59.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (58.50%) Cisco
5 75 (51.02%) Data Centre
6 73 (49.66%) Microsoft
7 65 (44.22%) ITIL
8 64 (43.54%) Linux
9 63 (42.86%) Firewall
10 52 (35.37%) Active Directory
11 50 (34.01%) Citrix
11 50 (34.01%) Hyper-V
12 48 (32.65%) SAN
13 47 (31.97%) LAN
14 44 (29.93%) WAN
15 43 (29.25%) TCP/IP
16 41 (27.89%) SQL
17 40 (27.21%) XenApp
18 38 (25.85%) DNS
19 37 (25.17%) Cisco ASA
20 36 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
20 36 (24.49%) MS Excel
21 34 (23.13%) SLA
21 34 (23.13%) Windows Server 2003
22 33 (22.45%) VMware ESX
22 33 (22.45%) VMware ESXi
23 32 (21.77%) NetApp
23 32 (21.77%) MS Exchange
24 31 (21.09%) HP
25 29 (19.73%) SQL Server

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (21.77%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (13.61%) IIS
5 16 (10.88%) SharePoint
6 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.08%) Lync
8 3 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.36%) Apache
10 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (24.49%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.88%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 63 (42.86%) Firewall
2 48 (32.65%) SAN
3 47 (31.97%) LAN
4 44 (29.93%) WAN
5 43 (29.25%) TCP/IP
6 38 (25.85%) DNS
7 37 (25.17%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (16.33%) DHCP
10 14 (9.52%) FTP
10 14 (9.52%) NAS
10 14 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (8.84%) VPN
12 11 (7.48%) Ethernet
12 11 (7.48%) FCoE
13 8 (5.44%) NetScaler
14 4 (2.72%) WebEx
14 4 (2.72%) SMTP
14 4 (2.72%) LDAP
14 4 (2.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.73%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.20%) MySQL
3 14 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 10 (6.80%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.80%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (6.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.04%) TestDirector
1 3 (2.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (8.84%) Finance
2 12 (8.16%) Legal
3 10 (6.80%) Retail
3 10 (6.80%) Billing
4 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (34.01%) Support Engineer
2 19 (12.93%) Architect
3 15 (10.20%) Technical Engineer
4 14 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (9.52%) Technical Support
5 13 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Technical Support Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Administrator
7 10 (6.80%) Technical Architect
7 10 (6.80%) Consultant
8 9 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.44%) Network Engineer
9 8 (5.44%) Citrix Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.76%) NetApp Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.80%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.68%) RESTful
2 1 (0.68%) COM
2 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 75 (51.02%) Data Centre
2 23 (15.65%) FlexPod
3 18 (12.24%) Enterprise Cloud
4 13 (8.84%) Management Information System
4 13 (8.84%) Clustering
5 11 (7.48%) e-Health
6 10 (6.80%) N-Tier
7 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.72%) Replication
9 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.68%) BYOD
10 1 (0.68%) Symmetrix
10 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.68%) PKI
10 1 (0.68%) Statistics
10 1 (0.68%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 119 (80.95%) Windows
2 64 (43.54%) Linux
3 36 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (23.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (19.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (15.65%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (3.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.72%) UNIX
9 4 (2.72%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (44.22%) ITIL
2 21 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 20 (13.61%) Root Cause Analysis
4 16 (10.88%) Risk Analysis
5 15 (10.20%) Problem Management
5 15 (10.20%) Coaching
6 12 (8.16%) Project Management
7 11 (7.48%) Capacity Management
8 10 (6.80%) SABSA
8 10 (6.80%) Project Planning
8 10 (6.80%) Business Development
8 10 (6.80%) Load Balancing
8 10 (6.80%) Validation
8 10 (6.80%) Migration
8 10 (6.80%) TOGAF
8 10 (6.80%) DoDAF
8 10 (6.80%) SOA
9 9 (6.12%) Change Management
9 9 (6.12%) Service Management
10 6 (4.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.89%) SQL
2 7 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.40%) C
4 3 (2.04%) C#
5 2 (1.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (15.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 21 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (11.56%) MCSE
4 14 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 13 (8.84%) CCA
5 13 (8.84%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (8.16%) MCITP
7 10 (6.80%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (4.76%) CCNA
9 7 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (4.76%) CCEE
9 7 (4.76%) CCAA
10 6 (4.08%) NCDA
10 6 (4.08%) SC Cleared
10 6 (4.08%) VCP5
11 3 (2.04%) RHCA
11 3 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (23.13%) SLA
2 11 (7.48%) PCI DSS
3 10 (6.80%) COBIT
4 3 (2.04%) QA
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 87 (59.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (35.37%) Active Directory
3 50 (34.01%) Hyper-V
4 40 (27.21%) XenApp
5 33 (22.45%) VMware ESX
5 33 (22.45%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (17.01%) vCloud
7 22 (14.97%) XenDesktop
8 11 (7.48%) Terminal Services
9 10 (6.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (6.12%) XenServer
11 3 (2.04%) Samba
12 2 (1.36%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.68%) KVM
13 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (12.24%) SCCM
2 10 (6.80%) SCOM
2 10 (6.80%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 6 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.40%) EdgeSight
4 5 (3.40%) WSUS
5 3 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.36%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.36%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.36%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.68%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 142 (96.60%) VMware
2 86 (58.50%) Cisco
3 73 (49.66%) Microsoft
4 50 (34.01%) Citrix
5 32 (21.77%) NetApp
6 31 (21.09%) HP
7 25 (17.01%) Juniper
8 18 (12.24%) Red Hat
8 18 (12.24%) Oracle
9 17 (11.56%) IBM
10 12 (8.16%) Veritas
11 11 (7.48%) CA
12 8 (5.44%) AppSense
13 7 (4.76%) 3PAR
14 6 (4.08%) EMC
15 4 (2.72%) Brocade
15 4 (2.72%) ProCurve
15 4 (2.72%) Dell
16 3 (2.04%) Sun
16 3 (2.04%) Apple
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