The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 121 101 94
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 8 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.43% 0.97% 1.02%
As % of the System Software category 5.06% 12.50% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 14
Average salary £31,000 £33,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.46% +13.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,200 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
vSphere
South West

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

System Software Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
158 120 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 8.49% 7.73% 9.40%
Number of salaries quoted 143 110 123
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,865 £27,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,700 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

vSphere
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Bristol

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Bristol

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 38 (90.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (88.10%) Windows
4 33 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (66.67%) DNS
5 28 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
7 25 (59.52%) VMware ESX
8 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
9 22 (52.38%) MS Exchange
10 20 (47.62%) SQL Server
11 19 (45.24%) Windows XP
11 19 (45.24%) DHCP
11 19 (45.24%) Windows Vista
12 18 (42.86%) TCP/IP
12 18 (42.86%) Windows 8
13 15 (35.71%) MCSE
13 15 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
14 14 (33.33%) Firewall
14 14 (33.33%) Identity Management
14 14 (33.33%) Lync
14 14 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (30.95%) SAN
15 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
16 12 (28.57%) Backup Exec
17 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2000
17 11 (26.19%) MCSA
17 11 (26.19%) Windows 2000
18 9 (21.43%) IIS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 22 (52.38%) MS Exchange
2 15 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (33.33%) Lync
3 14 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2000
5 9 (21.43%) IIS
6 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
7 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (66.67%) DNS
2 19 (45.24%) DHCP
3 18 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 14 (33.33%) Firewall
5 13 (30.95%) SAN
6 8 (19.05%) VPN
6 8 (19.05%) SMTP
7 7 (16.67%) HTTP
8 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (7.14%) Intranet
9 1 (2.38%) LAN
9 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.38%) FTP
9 1 (2.38%) Wireless
9 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (26.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (23.81%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Administrator
5 6 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (7.14%) IT Manager
8 3 (7.14%) Wintel Systems Administrator
8 3 (7.14%) Wintel Administrator
9 2 (4.76%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.76%) Web Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Web Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Web Support Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) HTML
2 7 (16.67%) XML
3 4 (9.52%) .NET
4 2 (4.76%) CSS
4 2 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.52%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (88.10%) Windows
2 33 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (45.24%) Windows XP
4 19 (45.24%) Windows Vista
5 18 (42.86%) Windows 8
6 11 (26.19%) Windows 2000
7 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
8 6 (14.29%) Linux
9 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (7.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 7 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.52%) Capacity Management
4 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.52%) Service Management
4 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.52%) Release Management
4 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
4 4 (9.52%) Project Planning
4 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL
6 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.38%) Information Management
7 1 (2.38%) Time Management
7 1 (2.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) VB
2 2 (4.76%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) MCSE
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
3 11 (26.19%) MCSA
4 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) MCP
5 4 (9.52%) Degree
5 4 (9.52%) MCTS
5 4 (9.52%) MCITP
5 4 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) CCNP
7 1 (2.38%) CCNA
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (90.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 25 (59.52%) VMware ESX
4 4 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (9.52%) Terminal Services
5 3 (7.14%) XenApp
5 3 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 8 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (19.05%) NetBackup
2 8 (19.05%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (11.90%) WSUS
4 4 (9.52%) SCCM
5 3 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.05%) Symantec
3 8 (19.05%) McAfee
4 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
5 3 (7.14%) Juniper
5 3 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) CommVault
6 1 (2.38%) Genesys
6 1 (2.38%) F5