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

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 212 243 239
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -4
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 50 67 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.80% 0.64% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 6.20% 7.31% 8.61%
Number of salaries quoted 41 52 94
Median salary £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £29,350 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £59,300 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
vSphere
London

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

System Software Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
807 916 1313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 12.90% 8.71% 10.58%
Number of salaries quoted 735 805 1138
Median salary £53,750 £47,500 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.15% -0.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £29,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

vSphere
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

vSphere Salary Trend in the City of London

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

vSphere Salary Histogram in the City of London

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 102 (85.71%) VMware
2 98 (82.35%) Windows
3 68 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 67 (56.30%) Active Directory
5 65 (54.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 64 (53.78%) Cisco
6 64 (53.78%) Microsoft
7 55 (46.22%) Citrix
8 48 (40.34%) ITIL
9 42 (35.29%) Linux
10 40 (33.61%) Firewall
11 37 (31.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (30.25%) SAN
13 32 (26.89%) MS Exchange
13 32 (26.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (26.89%) XenDesktop
14 31 (26.05%) Finance
15 29 (24.37%) LAN
16 28 (23.53%) WAN
16 28 (23.53%) HP
16 28 (23.53%) MS Excel
17 27 (22.69%) MS Office
17 27 (22.69%) Data Centre
18 26 (21.85%) VMware ESXi
18 26 (21.85%) EMC
18 26 (21.85%) XenServer
19 25 (21.01%) Hyper-V
20 24 (20.17%) Disaster Recovery
21 23 (19.33%) Puppet
21 23 (19.33%) Amazon AWS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (26.89%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.81%) OpenStack
3 12 (10.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.24%) CloudStack
4 11 (9.24%) JBoss
4 11 (9.24%) WebLogic
4 11 (9.24%) WebSphere
4 11 (9.24%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.20%) IIS
7 4 (3.36%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.68%) Apache
8 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.68%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.84%) Confluence
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 27 (22.69%) MS Office
3 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.84%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.33%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.72%) Office 365
4 6 (5.04%) SaaS
5 5 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.20%) Dropbox
5 5 (4.20%) IaaS
5 5 (4.20%) OneDrive
5 5 (4.20%) PaaS
6 3 (2.52%) SoftLayer
7 2 (1.68%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.84%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.84%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (33.61%) Firewall
2 36 (30.25%) SAN
3 29 (24.37%) LAN
4 28 (23.53%) WAN
5 20 (16.81%) DNS
6 18 (15.13%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (12.61%) DHCP
8 10 (8.40%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (8.40%) TCP/IP
8 10 (8.40%) VLAN
9 8 (6.72%) iSCSI
10 6 (5.04%) LDAP
10 6 (5.04%) VoIP
11 5 (4.20%) NetScaler
11 5 (4.20%) WLAN
12 4 (3.36%) IP Telephony
12 4 (3.36%) MPLS
12 4 (3.36%) NAS
13 3 (2.52%) HTTPS
13 3 (2.52%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) Data Mining
2 3 (2.52%) MySQL
2 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.84%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (9.24%) Git (software)
1 11 (9.24%) Jenkins
1 11 (9.24%) Subversion
1 11 (9.24%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.84%) FishEye
3 1 (0.84%) JIRA
General
1 31 (26.05%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Banking
3 7 (5.88%) Law
4 5 (4.20%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.36%) Billing
5 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.52%) Back Office
6 3 (2.52%) Legal
6 3 (2.52%) Publishing
6 3 (2.52%) Retail
7 1 (0.84%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (24.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 20 (16.81%) Analyst
4 19 (15.97%) Server Engineer
5 18 (15.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (10.92%) Administrator
6 13 (10.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 13 (10.92%) VMware Engineer
7 12 (10.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (10.08%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (10.08%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (9.24%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (9.24%) EMC Engineer
9 8 (6.72%) EMC Storage Engineer
9 8 (6.72%) Storage Engineer
10 7 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 7 (5.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.61%) LAMP
2 12 (10.08%) .NET
3 2 (1.68%) JSON
3 2 (1.68%) SOAP
3 2 (1.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.84%) HTML
4 1 (0.84%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.69%) Data Centre
2 20 (16.81%) Replication
3 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (10.92%) EMC VNX
4 13 (10.92%) Fat Client
4 13 (10.92%) Thin Client
5 12 (10.08%) VCE vBlock
6 8 (6.72%) Clustering
7 7 (5.88%) Private Cloud
7 7 (5.88%) Public Cloud
8 4 (3.36%) Blackberry
8 4 (3.36%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.36%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.68%) PKI
10 2 (1.68%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.84%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 98 (82.35%) Windows
2 68 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 42 (35.29%) Linux
4 37 (31.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (26.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (18.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (15.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (13.45%) Unix
8 16 (13.45%) Windows 7
9 10 (8.40%) Windows 10
10 9 (7.56%) VMS
10 9 (7.56%) Windows 2000
10 9 (7.56%) Windows NT
11 5 (4.20%) Android
11 5 (4.20%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.52%) Debian
12 3 (2.52%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.68%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (40.34%) ITIL
2 24 (20.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (15.13%) Configuration Management
4 16 (13.45%) ITIL V3
5 15 (12.61%) DevOps
5 15 (12.61%) ITSM
6 14 (11.76%) Change Management
7 13 (10.92%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 13 (10.92%) Migration
7 13 (10.92%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (10.92%) Service Delivery
8 11 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (9.24%) Auto-Scaling
8 11 (9.24%) Build Automation
8 11 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.24%) DSDM
8 11 (9.24%) OWASP
8 11 (9.24%) RUP
8 11 (9.24%) Scrum
9 10 (8.40%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.81%) PowerShell
2 19 (15.97%) Bash Shell
2 19 (15.97%) Python
3 15 (12.61%) SQL
4 14 (11.76%) Ruby
5 13 (10.92%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.52%) C
7 2 (1.68%) Perl
7 2 (1.68%) PHP
7 2 (1.68%) VB
7 2 (1.68%) VBScript
8 1 (0.84%) C#
8 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (16.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 18 (15.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (13.45%) MCSE
4 14 (11.76%) MCSA
5 10 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (7.56%) CCNA
7 8 (6.72%) Degree
8 6 (5.04%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (5.04%) MCP
9 3 (2.52%) CEH
9 3 (2.52%) ECSA
10 2 (1.68%) VCP5
11 1 (0.84%) MCITP
11 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.84%) NCDA
11 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.84%) PMP
11 1 (0.84%) RHCA
11 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.84%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) HIPAA
2 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (56.30%) Active Directory
2 65 (54.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (26.89%) XenDesktop
4 26 (21.85%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (21.85%) XenServer
5 25 (21.01%) Hyper-V
6 21 (17.65%) vCloud
7 19 (15.97%) VMware ESX
8 16 (13.45%) XenApp
9 11 (9.24%) Xen
10 9 (7.56%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (5.04%) KVM
11 6 (5.04%) NFS
12 5 (4.20%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.68%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.84%) UAG
14 1 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 23 (19.33%) Puppet
2 18 (15.13%) SCCM
3 12 (10.08%) Ansible
3 12 (10.08%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (9.24%) Cobbler
4 11 (9.24%) Salt
4 11 (9.24%) Terraform
4 11 (9.24%) Tivoli
4 11 (9.24%) vMotion
4 11 (9.24%) WSUS
5 9 (7.56%) SCOM
6 6 (5.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (4.20%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (4.20%) Nagios
7 5 (4.20%) XenMobile
8 4 (3.36%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (2.52%) vRealize
9 3 (2.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 102 (85.71%) VMware
2 64 (53.78%) Cisco
2 64 (53.78%) Microsoft
3 55 (46.22%) Citrix
4 28 (23.53%) HP
5 26 (21.85%) EMC
6 20 (16.81%) Red Hat
7 16 (13.45%) Dell
8 13 (10.92%) Oracle
8 13 (10.92%) Veeam
9 11 (9.24%) EnterpriseDB
10 10 (8.40%) Symantec
11 8 (6.72%) NetApp
12 6 (5.04%) Intel Security
13 5 (4.20%) Altiris
13 5 (4.20%) Apple
13 5 (4.20%) Bloomberg
13 5 (4.20%) CheckPoint
13 5 (4.20%) FactSet
14 3 (2.52%) Splunk
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