The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 266 303 247
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -56
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1137 1068 1133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.10% 0.95% 1.09%
As % of the System Software category 9.08% 9.25% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 967 950 944
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,525 £31,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £64,300
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £41,250 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -4.06%
vSphere
UK

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

System Software Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12517 11551 10262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 12.09% 10.26% 9.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10376 9731 8662
Average salary £42,000 £42,000 £42,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015. 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 +26 458 £50,000 +3.62% 38
South East +42 305 £42,500 -4.49% 36
South West +15 98 £35,000 -12.50% 10
East of England +26 93 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Yorkshire -20 75 £36,000 -10.00% 15
West Midlands -22 50 £37,000 -9.20% 12
North West -29 38 £35,000 -12.50% 9
East Midlands -4 32 £44,500 -3.78% 4
North East -1 2 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Midlands - 2 £70,000 - 1
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 2357 (95.16%) VMware
2 1866 (75.33%) Windows
3 1635 (66.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1323 (53.41%) Microsoft
5 1224 (49.41%) Active Directory
6 1029 (41.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 1022 (41.26%) MS Exchange
8 1013 (40.90%) Cisco
9 995 (40.17%) Citrix
10 920 (37.14%) SAN
11 733 (29.59%) Linux
12 709 (28.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 677 (27.33%) HP
14 650 (26.24%) DNS
15 641 (25.88%) XenApp
16 636 (25.68%) SQL Server
17 632 (25.51%) Firewall
18 599 (24.18%) Exchange Server 2010
19 561 (22.65%) Windows Server 2003
20 557 (22.49%) ITIL
21 552 (22.29%) Microsoft Certification
22 548 (22.12%) Hyper-V
23 499 (20.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 478 (19.30%) MS Excel
25 459 (18.53%) DHCP
26 451 (18.21%) SQL
27 440 (17.76%) MCSE
28 436 (17.60%) TCP/IP
29 414 (16.71%) VMware ESX
30 412 (16.63%) NetApp

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 1022 (41.26%) MS Exchange
2 599 (24.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 350 (14.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 302 (12.19%) IIS
5 281 (11.34%) SharePoint
6 221 (8.92%) Lync
7 198 (7.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 191 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2003
9 166 (6.70%) Apache
10 120 (4.84%) Tomcat
11 66 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 55 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 51 (2.06%) JBoss
13 51 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
14 42 (1.70%) Office Communications Server
15 39 (1.57%) Apache Solr
16 37 (1.49%) WebSphere
17 33 (1.33%) OpenStack
18 31 (1.25%) WorkSite
19 29 (1.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 478 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 260 (10.50%) MS Office
3 22 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.28%) MS Project
5 5 (0.20%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (0.97%) Dynamics GP
2 17 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.081%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.081%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.040%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 213 (8.60%) Office 365
2 134 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (2.75%) PaaS
5 64 (2.58%) SaaS
5 64 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
6 51 (2.06%) IaaS
7 50 (2.02%) Mimecast
8 22 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.48%) OpenShift
11 12 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
12 6 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.20%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.081%) Heroku
14 2 (0.081%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 1 (0.040%) Symantec.cloud
15 1 (0.040%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 920 (37.14%) SAN
2 650 (26.24%) DNS
3 632 (25.51%) Firewall
4 459 (18.53%) DHCP
5 436 (17.60%) TCP/IP
6 312 (12.60%) LAN
7 306 (12.35%) WAN
8 263 (10.62%) NAS
9 218 (8.80%) VPN
10 190 (7.67%) NetScaler
11 181 (7.31%) iSCSI
12 170 (6.86%) VLAN
13 127 (5.13%) Fibre Channel
14 122 (4.93%) VoIP
15 118 (4.76%) Internet
16 115 (4.64%) Wireless
17 103 (4.16%) Cisco ASA
18 102 (4.12%) MPLS
19 79 (3.19%) SSL
20 72 (2.91%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 636 (25.68%) SQL Server
2 228 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 127 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 116 (4.68%) MySQL
5 97 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (2.14%) SQL Server 2000
7 49 (1.98%) Relational Database
8 33 (1.33%) DB2
9 22 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (0.89%) Oracle Database
10 21 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.48%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.48%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.44%) Informix
13 11 (0.44%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (0.24%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 45 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 29 (1.17%) Subversion
3 21 (0.85%) LoadRunner
4 20 (0.81%) JIRA
5 19 (0.77%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.48%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.36%) Artifactory
7 9 (0.36%) Hudson
7 9 (0.36%) JMeter
8 8 (0.32%) CruiseControl
9 7 (0.28%) Mercurial
9 7 (0.28%) JProfiler
9 7 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.28%) Maven
9 7 (0.28%) Ant
9 7 (0.28%) TestDirector
10 6 (0.24%) AdminStudio
11 5 (0.20%) InstallShield
11 5 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.16%) Bugzilla
General
1 370 (14.94%) Finance
2 107 (4.32%) Banking
3 70 (2.83%) Law
3 70 (2.83%) Legal
4 58 (2.34%) Back Office
5 51 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 50 (2.02%) Advertising
7 45 (1.82%) Retail
8 44 (1.78%) Publishing
9 41 (1.66%) Marketing
10 26 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.85%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.57%) Games
13 9 (0.36%) Billing
13 9 (0.36%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.32%) Military
15 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.16%) Electronics
16 2 (0.081%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.081%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 433 (17.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 323 (13.04%) Analyst
3 320 (12.92%) Support Engineer
4 253 (10.21%) Consultant
5 225 (9.08%) Administrator
6 180 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
7 179 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
8 134 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
8 134 (5.41%) Architect
9 124 (5.01%) Support Analyst
10 99 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 97 (3.92%) Technical Support
12 91 (3.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 86 (3.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 84 (3.39%) Server Engineer
15 77 (3.11%) Network Engineer
16 75 (3.03%) Wintel Engineer
17 74 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
17 74 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
18 69 (2.79%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (2.26%) Web Services
2 39 (1.57%) .NET
3 19 (0.77%) LAMP
4 17 (0.69%) Application Packaging
5 15 (0.61%) Software Packaging
6 13 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (0.48%) Middleware
8 11 (0.44%) J2EE
8 11 (0.44%) RESTful
9 9 (0.36%) COM
9 9 (0.36%) XML
9 9 (0.36%) HTML
10 7 (0.28%) MAPI
10 7 (0.28%) XSL
11 6 (0.24%) JSON
12 5 (0.20%) Grails
12 5 (0.20%) X-Windows
13 4 (0.16%) WSH
14 3 (0.12%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (0.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 258 (10.42%) Clustering
2 163 (6.58%) Replication
3 146 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
4 138 (5.57%) Blackberry
5 106 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 95 (3.84%) Private Cloud
7 62 (2.50%) Computer Science
8 47 (1.90%) Hedge funds
9 40 (1.61%) Fat Client
9 40 (1.61%) Thin Client
10 39 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
11 38 (1.53%) EqualLogic
12 30 (1.21%) Public Cloud
13 29 (1.17%) CLARiiON
14 27 (1.09%) Open Source
15 25 (1.01%) iSeries
16 24 (0.97%) BYOD
17 23 (0.93%) FlexPod
18 22 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
19 20 (0.81%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1866 (75.33%) Windows
2 1029 (41.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 733 (29.59%) Linux
4 709 (28.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 561 (22.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 249 (10.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 226 (9.12%) UNIX
8 203 (8.20%) Windows 7
9 140 (5.65%) Windows 8
10 133 (5.37%) CentOS
10 133 (5.37%) Windows XP
11 90 (3.63%) Solaris
12 53 (2.14%) Windows 2000
13 38 (1.53%) Android
14 35 (1.41%) Ubuntu
14 35 (1.41%) Windows Vista
15 34 (1.37%) VMS
16 28 (1.13%) AIX
17 19 (0.77%) Debian
18 18 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (22.49%) ITIL
2 233 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 175 (7.06%) Project Management
4 169 (6.82%) Migration
5 137 (5.53%) Mentoring
6 120 (4.84%) Service Delivery
7 105 (4.24%) Change Management
7 105 (4.24%) Configuration Management
8 90 (3.63%) Service Management
8 90 (3.63%) Incident Management
9 89 (3.59%) Load Balancing
10 88 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
11 83 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
12 75 (3.03%) Business Continuity
13 73 (2.95%) Performance Tuning
14 72 (2.91%) DevOps
15 68 (2.75%) Problem Management
16 65 (2.62%) Capacity Management
17 54 (2.18%) Capacity Planning
18 52 (2.10%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 451 (18.21%) SQL
2 273 (11.02%) PowerShell
3 103 (4.16%) Perl
4 99 (4.00%) PHP
5 94 (3.79%) Python
6 87 (3.51%) Bash Shell
7 69 (2.79%) VBScript
8 60 (2.42%) Java
9 56 (2.26%) Ruby
10 55 (2.22%) C
11 53 (2.14%) Shell Script
12 43 (1.74%) VB
13 34 (1.37%) JavaScript
14 28 (1.13%) T-SQL
15 23 (0.93%) C#
16 15 (0.61%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.61%) Korn
17 9 (0.36%) Bourne shell
18 7 (0.28%) sed
18 7 (0.28%) AWK
Qualifications
1 552 (22.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 499 (20.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 440 (17.76%) MCSE
4 347 (14.01%) Cisco Certification
5 264 (10.66%) CCNA
6 218 (8.80%) MCSA
7 213 (8.60%) Degree
8 196 (7.91%) Citrix Certification
9 182 (7.35%) MCITP
10 177 (7.15%) CCA
11 142 (5.73%) Security Cleared
12 101 (4.08%) CCNP
13 93 (3.75%) MCP
13 93 (3.75%) VCP5
14 87 (3.51%) SC Cleared
15 54 (2.18%) NCDA
16 46 (1.86%) CCEE
17 34 (1.37%) VCAP
18 30 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 30 (1.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (8.40%) SLA
2 80 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 33 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.61%) QA
5 11 (0.44%) COBIT
6 8 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1635 (66.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1224 (49.41%) Active Directory
3 641 (25.88%) XenApp
4 548 (22.12%) Hyper-V
5 414 (16.71%) VMware ESX
6 370 (14.94%) XenDesktop
7 294 (11.87%) VMware ESXi
8 259 (10.46%) vCloud
9 159 (6.42%) XenServer
10 94 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 69 (2.79%) Terminal Services
12 63 (2.54%) NFS
13 40 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 39 (1.57%) Xen
15 30 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 30 (1.21%) VMware Server
16 27 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 26 (1.05%) Firmware
18 25 (1.01%) DFS Replication
19 23 (0.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 331 (13.36%) SCCM
2 224 (9.04%) Backup Exec
3 173 (6.98%) SCOM
4 133 (5.37%) NetBackup
5 93 (3.75%) Puppet
6 84 (3.39%) Nagios
7 83 (3.35%) WSUS
8 78 (3.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 55 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
10 53 (2.14%) SCVMM
11 35 (1.41%) vMotion
12 32 (1.29%) Cacti
12 32 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
12 32 (1.29%) Legato
13 31 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 29 (1.17%) Opsview
14 29 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
15 27 (1.09%) HP SIM
15 27 (1.09%) EdgeSight
16 26 (1.05%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 2357 (95.16%) VMware
2 1323 (53.41%) Microsoft
3 1013 (40.90%) Cisco
4 995 (40.17%) Citrix
5 677 (27.33%) HP
6 412 (16.63%) NetApp
7 280 (11.30%) Red Hat
8 279 (11.26%) EMC
9 265 (10.70%) Dell
10 240 (9.69%) Symantec
11 178 (7.19%) Veeam
12 171 (6.90%) Oracle
13 156 (6.30%) IBM
14 95 (3.84%) AppSense
15 92 (3.71%) CommVault
16 91 (3.67%) Avaya
17 84 (3.39%) Veritas
18 83 (3.35%) 3PAR
19 82 (3.31%) Sophos
20 74 (2.99%) Juniper
Southampton, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Car + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28,000-38,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 25-35k base + bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum +Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum c£95,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago