The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 July 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 England region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 278 246 266
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +20
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1051 1147 1113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.96% 1.13% 1.00%
As % of the System Software category 9.02% 11.26% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 862 992 976
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
System Software Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
11658 10190 10603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.66% 10.01% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 9717 8722 9223
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in England

vSphere
Salary Trend in England

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

vSphere Salary Trend in England

vSphere
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

vSphere Salary Histogram in England

vSphere
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 439 £50,000 +2.56% 53
South East -44 238 £42,500 -5.55% 32
East of England -34 113 £37,500 -18.91% 4
Yorkshire -30 92 £37,500 -12.28% 12
North West -24 62 £32,500 -17.72% 7
West Midlands +1 61 £38,500 +4.05% 11
South West -22 59 £40,000 +9.58% 14
East Midlands -34 27 £40,000 +6.66% 7
North East -1 2 £40,000 -11.11% 2
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 1948 (93.30%) VMware
2 1629 (78.02%) Windows
3 1371 (65.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1098 (52.59%) Active Directory
5 1086 (52.01%) Microsoft
6 959 (45.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 856 (41.00%) Citrix
8 850 (40.71%) SAN
9 822 (39.37%) MS Exchange
10 751 (35.97%) Cisco
11 644 (30.84%) Linux
12 598 (28.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 557 (26.68%) Firewall
14 545 (26.10%) Exchange Server 2010
15 533 (25.53%) MS Excel
16 524 (25.10%) XenApp
17 520 (24.90%) ITIL
18 513 (24.57%) HP
19 492 (23.56%) DNS
20 449 (21.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 441 (21.12%) SQL Server
22 439 (21.02%) SQL
23 430 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
24 418 (20.02%) VMware ESX
25 388 (18.58%) DHCP
26 380 (18.20%) NetApp
27 366 (17.53%) Hyper-V
28 357 (17.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
29 349 (16.71%) EMC
30 345 (16.52%) TCP/IP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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
1 822 (39.37%) MS Exchange
2 545 (26.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 291 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 258 (12.36%) IIS
5 214 (10.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 169 (8.09%) SharePoint
7 166 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 161 (7.71%) Apache
9 126 (6.03%) Lync
10 91 (4.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 68 (3.26%) Tomcat
12 45 (2.16%) WebLogic
13 44 (2.11%) Lotus Domino
14 43 (2.06%) CMS
15 33 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
16 27 (1.29%) Drupal
17 24 (1.15%) Escenic
18 22 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
18 22 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
19 21 (1.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 533 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 185 (8.86%) MS Office
3 22 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.34%) MS Project
5 3 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.048%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.34%) Summit
4 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.096%) Findur
7 1 (0.048%) Tridion
7 1 (0.048%) SunGard Panorama
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 62 (2.97%) Office 365
2 49 (2.35%) SaaS
3 43 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (1.82%) IaaS
5 31 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 28 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (1.29%) PaaS
8 18 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.67%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.19%) Route 53
12 2 (0.096%) Heroku
12 2 (0.096%) Engine Yard
13 1 (0.048%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 850 (40.71%) SAN
2 557 (26.68%) Firewall
3 492 (23.56%) DNS
4 388 (18.58%) DHCP
5 345 (16.52%) TCP/IP
6 283 (13.55%) LAN
7 265 (12.69%) VPN
8 264 (12.64%) WAN
9 195 (9.34%) NAS
10 161 (7.71%) Internet
11 135 (6.47%) iSCSI
12 133 (6.37%) NetScaler
13 127 (6.08%) VLAN
14 99 (4.74%) Cisco ASA
15 95 (4.55%) SSL
16 82 (3.93%) Wireless
17 81 (3.88%) Cisco Nexus
18 71 (3.40%) Network Security
19 63 (3.02%) Fibre Channel
19 63 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (21.12%) SQL Server
2 160 (7.66%) MySQL
3 144 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 97 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 73 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 37 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 35 (1.68%) Oracle Database
8 19 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.43%) Redis
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.34%) DB2
12 7 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.34%) Big Data
13 6 (0.29%) QlikView
13 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.29%) Pentaho
13 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (1.48%) Git (software)
2 15 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.53%) Juju
4 9 (0.43%) Subversion
5 8 (0.38%) JIRA
5 8 (0.38%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.19%) Hudson
6 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.19%) MSI
7 3 (0.14%) Ant
7 3 (0.14%) Maven
7 3 (0.14%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.096%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.048%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.048%) JMeter
General
1 310 (14.85%) Finance
2 58 (2.78%) Banking
3 52 (2.49%) Law
3 52 (2.49%) Legal
4 43 (2.06%) Publishing
5 42 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.44%) Retail
7 21 (1.01%) Games
8 20 (0.96%) Advertising
9 16 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.57%) Back Office
12 11 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.53%) Marketing
13 10 (0.48%) Cantonese Language
14 7 (0.34%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.19%) Electronics
15 4 (0.19%) Automotive
16 3 (0.14%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.14%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 311 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 298 (14.27%) Analyst
3 269 (12.88%) Support Engineer
4 199 (9.53%) Consultant
5 196 (9.39%) Administrator
6 189 (9.05%) 3rd Line Support
7 133 (6.37%) Systems Administrator
8 124 (5.94%) Systems Engineer
9 113 (5.41%) Support Analyst
10 111 (5.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 107 (5.12%) Architect
12 100 (4.79%) Network Engineer
13 81 (3.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 75 (3.59%) Technical Consultant
14 75 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 67 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
16 66 (3.16%) Server Engineer
17 64 (3.07%) Network Support
17 64 (3.07%) VMware Engineer
18 62 (2.97%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.20%) Web Services
2 45 (2.16%) .NET
3 34 (1.63%) J2EE
4 27 (1.29%) HTML
5 26 (1.25%) Ajax
6 22 (1.05%) XML
7 18 (0.86%) Application Packaging
8 17 (0.81%) LAMP
9 13 (0.62%) Middleware
10 12 (0.57%) RESTful
11 11 (0.53%) JSON
12 10 (0.48%) Django
12 10 (0.48%) COM
12 10 (0.48%) CSS
13 9 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (0.38%) ASP.NET
15 6 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (0.29%) XHTML
16 5 (0.24%) X-Windows
16 5 (0.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 206 (9.87%) Clustering
2 147 (7.04%) Blackberry
3 109 (5.22%) Replication
4 80 (3.83%) CLARiiON
5 58 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 45 (2.16%) EqualLogic
7 41 (1.96%) SecurID
7 41 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 39 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 37 (1.77%) Thin Client
9 37 (1.77%) Fat Client
10 34 (1.63%) Hedge funds
11 33 (1.58%) Mobile App
12 30 (1.44%) Open Source
13 26 (1.25%) FlexPod
14 25 (1.20%) Digital Media
15 24 (1.15%) Celerra
16 18 (0.86%) PKI
17 15 (0.72%) Firmware
17 15 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1629 (78.02%) Windows
2 959 (45.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 644 (30.84%) Linux
4 598 (28.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 430 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 261 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 177 (8.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 162 (7.76%) Windows XP
9 143 (6.85%) Solaris
10 132 (6.32%) UNIX
11 99 (4.74%) Windows 8
12 77 (3.69%) CentOS
13 59 (2.83%) AIX
14 54 (2.59%) Windows Vista
15 46 (2.20%) VMS
15 46 (2.20%) HPUX
16 44 (2.11%) Android
17 43 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
18 42 (2.01%) Windows Phone
19 37 (1.77%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (24.90%) ITIL
2 173 (8.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 157 (7.52%) Migration
4 145 (6.94%) Load Balancing
5 131 (6.27%) Change Management
6 121 (5.80%) Problem Management
7 114 (5.46%) Project Management
8 84 (4.02%) Capacity Planning
9 83 (3.98%) Service Management
10 82 (3.93%) PRINCE2
10 82 (3.93%) Configuration Management
11 81 (3.88%) E-Commerce
11 81 (3.88%) Service Delivery
11 81 (3.88%) Incident Management
12 76 (3.64%) Business Continuity
13 63 (3.02%) Capacity Management
14 60 (2.87%) Performance Tuning
15 59 (2.83%) Change Control
16 52 (2.49%) DevOps
17 43 (2.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 439 (21.02%) SQL
2 235 (11.25%) PowerShell
3 172 (8.24%) Perl
4 87 (4.17%) Java
5 78 (3.74%) PHP
6 69 (3.30%) Bash Shell
7 65 (3.11%) Python
8 46 (2.20%) C#
9 44 (2.11%) Shell Script
10 42 (2.01%) Ruby
11 37 (1.77%) JavaScript
12 31 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 30 (1.44%) VBScript
13 30 (1.44%) C++
13 30 (1.44%) C
14 22 (1.05%) VB
15 7 (0.34%) Korn
16 5 (0.24%) PowerHouse
16 5 (0.24%) VBA
16 5 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 449 (21.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 357 (17.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 334 (16.00%) MCSE
4 265 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
5 194 (9.29%) CCNA
6 145 (6.94%) MCITP
7 143 (6.85%) Degree
8 124 (5.94%) Security Cleared
9 109 (5.22%) MCSA
10 95 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
11 88 (4.21%) CCNP
12 73 (3.50%) CCA
13 70 (3.35%) SC Cleared
14 68 (3.26%) VCP5
15 67 (3.21%) MCTS
16 62 (2.97%) NCDA
17 57 (2.73%) MCP
18 56 (2.68%) DV Cleared
19 53 (2.54%) VCAP
20 40 (1.92%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (5.56%) SLA
2 34 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 27 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.19%) QA
5 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.096%) BS7799
7 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1371 (65.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1098 (52.59%) Active Directory
3 524 (25.10%) XenApp
4 418 (20.02%) VMware ESX
5 366 (17.53%) Hyper-V
6 280 (13.41%) XenDesktop
7 269 (12.88%) VMware ESXi
8 176 (8.43%) XenServer
9 155 (7.42%) vCloud
10 51 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 48 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 47 (2.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 41 (1.96%) UAG
14 38 (1.82%) Terminal Services
15 34 (1.63%) NFS
16 25 (1.20%) Xen
17 24 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
17 24 (1.15%) VMware Server
18 23 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 22 (1.05%) KVM
Systems Management
1 235 (11.25%) SCCM
2 204 (9.77%) Backup Exec
3 143 (6.85%) SCOM
4 140 (6.70%) NetBackup
5 84 (4.02%) WSUS
6 78 (3.74%) Nagios
6 78 (3.74%) Puppet
7 69 (3.30%) EMC NetWorker
8 57 (2.73%) Norton AntiVirus
9 52 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
10 38 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (1.05%) ARCserve
12 21 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
13 20 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 17 (0.81%) SCVMM
14 17 (0.81%) XenMobile
15 16 (0.77%) Opsview
15 16 (0.77%) Cacti
15 16 (0.77%) HP SIM
16 14 (0.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1948 (93.30%) VMware
2 1086 (52.01%) Microsoft
3 856 (41.00%) Citrix
4 751 (35.97%) Cisco
5 513 (24.57%) HP
6 380 (18.20%) NetApp
7 349 (16.71%) EMC
8 251 (12.02%) Symantec
9 224 (10.73%) Red Hat
10 212 (10.15%) Dell
11 167 (8.00%) IBM
12 153 (7.33%) Oracle
13 104 (4.98%) McAfee
13 104 (4.98%) Veeam
14 96 (4.60%) Juniper
15 72 (3.45%) Veritas
16 68 (3.26%) Brocade
17 67 (3.21%) CheckPoint
18 64 (3.07%) 3PAR
19 63 (3.02%) SolarWinds
London
TRG
Salary: Excellent package
Posted: 39 minutes ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Zycron Europe Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £49000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 to £55000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benfits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits including pri
Posted: 21 hours ago
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + great company
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £54,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + share op's + pen
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago