The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 115 104 114
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 5 23 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.28% 1.16% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 4.07% 13.94% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 18 10
Average salary £70,000 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.21% +12.85%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +7.50%
System Software Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
123 165 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.81% 8.30% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 94 125 107
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,143 £26,150 £33,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
vSphere
Cambridgeshire

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 17 April 2014, 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 15 (88.24%) VMware
2 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (70.59%) EMC
4 11 (64.71%) Cisco
5 8 (47.06%) ITIL
6 7 (41.18%) SAN
6 7 (41.18%) NetApp
7 5 (29.41%) Replication
7 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (29.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (23.53%) Brocade
8 4 (23.53%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 3 (17.65%) HP
9 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (17.65%) NCDA
9 3 (17.65%) Veeam
10 2 (11.76%) SELinux
10 2 (11.76%) NCIE
10 2 (11.76%) Splunk
10 2 (11.76%) Puppet
10 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity Planning
10 2 (11.76%) FlexPod
10 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (11.76%) CCEE
10 2 (11.76%) CCAA
10 2 (11.76%) CCIA
10 2 (11.76%) NetScaler

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Storage Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Storage Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) EMC Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) EMC Storage Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) EMC Storage Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) EMC Storage Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Replication
2 2 (11.76%) FlexPod
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) SELinux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) BCP
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (17.65%) NCDA
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) NCIE
3 2 (11.76%) CCEE
3 2 (11.76%) CCAA
3 2 (11.76%) CCIA
3 2 (11.76%) MCITP
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CCEA
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) MCSA
4 1 (5.88%) CCA
4 1 (5.88%) HP AIS
4 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
4 1 (5.88%) MCTS
4 1 (5.88%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) XenServer
3 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (11.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) VMware
2 12 (70.59%) EMC
3 11 (64.71%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) NetApp
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) Brocade
6 3 (17.65%) Veeam
6 3 (17.65%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) IBM
7 2 (11.76%) Splunk
7 2 (11.76%) Citrix