The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 94 90 97
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 31 23 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.71% 1.42% 0.89%
As % of the System Software category 19.75% 18.85% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 29 22 12
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £28,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,450 £42,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
System Software Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
157 122 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 8.65% 7.54% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 136 110 111
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
vSphere
South West

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 23 July 2014.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Bristol

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 54 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (90.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (88.89%) Windows
4 42 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
6 33 (61.11%) DNS
7 32 (59.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (59.26%) VMware ESX
8 30 (55.56%) MS Exchange
8 30 (55.56%) SQL Server
9 29 (53.70%) Microsoft
10 24 (44.44%) DHCP
11 23 (42.59%) MCSE
11 23 (42.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (40.74%) Firewall
13 19 (35.19%) Windows Vista
13 19 (35.19%) SAN
13 19 (35.19%) Windows XP
14 18 (33.33%) TCP/IP
14 18 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 16 (29.63%) Windows 8
16 15 (27.78%) MCSA
17 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
18 13 (24.07%) Identity Management
18 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2003
18 13 (24.07%) Lync
19 11 (20.37%) Blackberry
20 10 (18.52%) Citrix
20 10 (18.52%) Windows 2000
20 10 (18.52%) VPN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 30 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 18 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (24.07%) Lync
4 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2000
5 9 (16.67%) IIS
6 3 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (61.11%) DNS
2 24 (44.44%) DHCP
3 22 (40.74%) Firewall
4 19 (35.19%) SAN
5 18 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 10 (18.52%) VPN
6 10 (18.52%) SMTP
7 8 (14.81%) LAN
8 7 (12.96%) HTTP
9 4 (7.41%) Wireless
10 3 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (5.56%) Ethernet
10 3 (5.56%) FTP
10 3 (5.56%) Intranet
11 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (64.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) Support Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Administrator
6 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.56%) Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Wintel Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Wintel Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) HTML
2 7 (12.96%) XML
3 4 (7.41%) .NET
4 2 (3.70%) CSS
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.41%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 48 (88.89%) Windows
2 42 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (59.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (35.19%) Windows Vista
4 19 (35.19%) Windows XP
5 16 (29.63%) Windows 8
6 10 (18.52%) Windows 7
6 10 (18.52%) Windows 2000
7 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (9.26%) Linux
9 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Identity Management
2 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.11%) Release Management
3 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.26%) Network Management
5 3 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
5 3 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.56%) Project Management
5 3 (5.56%) Service Management
6 2 (3.70%) ITIL
6 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.85%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) VB
2 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.70%) Java
2 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (42.59%) MCSE
1 23 (42.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (27.78%) MCSA
3 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.81%) Degree
4 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (9.26%) CCA
5 5 (9.26%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (7.41%) CCNP
6 4 (7.41%) CCNA
7 3 (5.56%) MCTS
7 3 (5.56%) MCITP
7 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (90.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 32 (59.26%) VMware ESX
4 6 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.56%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.85%) XenApp
6 1 (1.85%) XenServer
6 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) Backup Exec
2 7 (12.96%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (12.96%) NetBackup
2 7 (12.96%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (9.26%) WSUS
4 4 (7.41%) SCCM
5 3 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (53.70%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.52%) Citrix
4 7 (12.96%) Cisco
4 7 (12.96%) Symantec
4 7 (12.96%) McAfee
5 5 (9.26%) Apple
6 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.56%) Oracle
7 3 (5.56%) Dell
7 3 (5.56%) Juniper
8 1 (1.85%) Genesys
8 1 (1.85%) CommVault
8 1 (1.85%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.85%) F5