The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 88 99 91
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 10 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.71% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 10.75% 12.50% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 2
Average salary £37,500 £55,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +62.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £34,000 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £55,000 £34,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
vSphere
Scotland

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

System Software Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
93 88 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.91% 5.71% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 52 51 42
Average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

vSphere
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Edinburgh

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (94.74%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) Cisco
3 12 (63.16%) Firewall
3 12 (63.16%) SAN
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
5 9 (47.37%) WAN
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (47.37%) SolarWinds
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (42.11%) MPLS
7 7 (36.84%) LAN
7 7 (36.84%) MRTG
7 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) Wireless
9 5 (26.32%) Finance
9 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
9 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
9 5 (26.32%) Network Security
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (21.05%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
11 3 (15.79%) ITIL
11 3 (15.79%) VoIP
11 3 (15.79%) VPN
11 3 (15.79%) EMC
11 3 (15.79%) CCNP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
1 12 (63.16%) SAN
2 9 (47.37%) WAN
3 8 (42.11%) MPLS
4 7 (36.84%) LAN
4 7 (36.84%) MRTG
5 6 (31.58%) Wireless
6 5 (26.32%) Network Security
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (15.79%) VoIP
7 3 (15.79%) VPN
7 3 (15.79%) WAAS
7 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (5.26%) OSPF
8 1 (5.26%) BGP
8 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
8 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (5.26%) VLAN
8 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
1 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Support
7 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Network Support
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Handset
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) UNIX
5 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
2 4 (21.05%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) IT Governance
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCNP
1 3 (15.79%) CCNA
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) NFS
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
4 9 (47.37%) SolarWinds
5 3 (15.79%) EMC
5 3 (15.79%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) Apple
6 1 (5.26%) Avaya
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) Polycom