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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 140 91 102
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +11
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 4 33 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.20% 1.72% 1.10%
As % of the System Software category 1.67% 20.37% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 31 17
Average salary £31,750 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.62% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,000 £30,700
10% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
240 162 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 12.26% 8.45% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 178 131 113
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 3 July 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Bristol

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (88.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (76.47%) MS Exchange
4 12 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
7 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (47.06%) Windows Vista
8 8 (47.06%) Lync
8 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
8 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
9 7 (41.18%) DNS
9 7 (41.18%) Windows 2000
9 7 (41.18%) VMware ESX
9 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2000
9 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
10 6 (35.29%) Symantec
10 6 (35.29%) NetBackup
10 6 (35.29%) Firewall
11 5 (29.41%) Identity Management
11 5 (29.41%) Backup Exec
11 5 (29.41%) McAfee
11 5 (29.41%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (29.41%) SAN
11 5 (29.41%) Citrix
11 5 (29.41%) DHCP
11 5 (29.41%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 13 (76.47%) MS Exchange
1 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (47.06%) Lync
4 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
2 7 (41.18%) DNS
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) SAN
4 5 (29.41%) DHCP
5 3 (17.65%) VPN
6 2 (11.76%) SSL
6 2 (11.76%) MPLS
6 2 (11.76%) IPsec
6 2 (11.76%) NAS
7 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Vista
4 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 2000
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (11.76%) CentOS
9 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
9 1 (5.88%) UNIX
9 1 (5.88%) HPUX
9 1 (5.88%) Solaris
9 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Identity Management
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.76%) BCP
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) RHCE
2 1 (5.88%) Sun Certification
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (41.18%) VMware ESX
3 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 3 (17.65%) XenApp
4 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Server
4 2 (11.76%) vCloud
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) NetBackup
2 5 (29.41%) Backup Exec
2 5 (29.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (29.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.88%) Nagios
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) Symantec
4 5 (29.41%) McAfee
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle