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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 97 106 87
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 9 17 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.66% 0.92% 2.01%
As % of the System Software category 8.65% 8.99% 19.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 16
Average salary £37,400 £42,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,350 £39,100 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,430 £42,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
104 189 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.66% 10.28% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 92 157 128
Average salary £40,000 £38,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,742
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 27 August 2015, 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 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (80.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (61.90%) UNIX
4 12 (57.14%) Linux
5 11 (52.38%) Windows
5 11 (52.38%) Firewall
6 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
7 8 (38.10%) DNS
7 8 (38.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (38.10%) SAN
7 8 (38.10%) LDAP
8 7 (33.33%) Debian
8 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (28.57%) DHCP
10 5 (23.81%) RESTful
10 5 (23.81%) Degree
10 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
10 5 (23.81%) Cisco
10 5 (23.81%) Puppet
10 5 (23.81%) vCloud
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (23.81%) Ansible
11 4 (19.05%) F5
11 4 (19.05%) Dovecot
11 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
11 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
11 4 (19.05%) Apache
11 4 (19.05%) Tomcat

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Apache
2 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 8 (38.10%) SAN
2 8 (38.10%) LDAP
3 6 (28.57%) DHCP
4 4 (19.05%) NAS
5 2 (9.52%) HTTP
5 2 (9.52%) LAN
5 2 (9.52%) SMTP
5 2 (9.52%) SSH
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Administrator
2 8 (38.10%) UNIX Administrator
2 8 (38.10%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (23.81%) UNIX Specialist
5 4 (19.05%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (19.05%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Support
6 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Clustering
1 2 (9.52%) e-Health
1 2 (9.52%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) UNIX
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 11 (52.38%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Debian
4 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (14.29%) CentOS
7 3 (14.29%) Ubuntu
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (9.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
3 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Perl
1 4 (19.05%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 5 (23.81%) vCloud
4 4 (19.05%) Dovecot
4 4 (19.05%) NFS
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
1 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (23.81%) Ansible
2 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle
4 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
4 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
4 4 (19.05%) F5
5 3 (14.29%) 3PAR
5 3 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Veeam