The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 94 106 127
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +21
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 8 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.58% 0.80% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 5.97% 5.50% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 2
Average salary £32,500 £75,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
vSphere
Cambridgeshire

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

System Software Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
134 218 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.70% 14.60% 10.03%
Number of salaries quoted 112 164 149
Average salary £40,000 £39,282 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.82% +4.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,350 £29,143
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

vSphere
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Cambridge

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (55.56%) Firewall
4 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (50.00%) VPN
5 9 (50.00%) Windows
5 9 (50.00%) MCSE
6 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
6 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
7 7 (38.89%) ITIL
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
8 6 (33.33%) SQL
8 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 6 (33.33%) Cisco
8 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 5 (27.78%) VLAN
9 5 (27.78%) Replication
9 5 (27.78%) CCNA
9 5 (27.78%) EMC
9 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (27.78%) Terminal Services
9 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 5 (27.78%) EMC VNX
10 4 (22.22%) EMC VPLEX
10 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
10 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (22.22%) VCE vBlock

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) IIS
3 2 (11.11%) Confluence
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) VPN
3 5 (27.78%) VLAN
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) VoIP
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) DNS
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) IT Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support
3 2 (11.11%) IT Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) EMC VNX
1 5 (27.78%) Replication
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (22.22%) VCE vBlock
3 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
3 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) CentOS
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.11%) Server Building
4 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (50.00%) MCSE
3 5 (27.78%) CCNA
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) HNC
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (11.11%) MCP
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (27.78%) Terminal Services
4 4 (22.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (11.11%) XenApp
5 2 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (22.22%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) EMC
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam