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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 255 245 242
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1157 1172 1214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.08% 1.15% 1.14%
As % of the System Software category 9.48% 11.08% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1013 965 1086
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
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
12205 10577 11248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 11.42% 10.41% 10.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10312 9012 9750
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +6 460 £50,000 - 63
South East +11 296 £44,500 +11.25% 46
West Midlands +26 125 £37,500 -25.00% 22
Yorkshire -49 95 £40,000 +0.62% 14
East of England -57 87 £41,000 -8.88% 5
North West -37 59 £33,000 -17.50% 8
South West -24 41 £43,500 +12.98% 10
East Midlands -13 29 £39,000 -13.33% 4
North East -19 4 £27,500 -12.00% 2
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2099 (95.19%) VMware
2 1668 (75.65%) Windows
3 1470 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1083 (49.12%) Active Directory
5 1076 (48.80%) Microsoft
6 966 (43.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 881 (39.95%) SAN
8 874 (39.64%) Citrix
9 803 (36.42%) MS Exchange
10 799 (36.24%) Cisco
11 699 (31.70%) Linux
12 582 (26.39%) ITIL
12 582 (26.39%) DNS
13 570 (25.85%) HP
14 556 (25.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 545 (24.72%) Firewall
16 519 (23.54%) XenApp
17 512 (23.22%) Exchange Server 2010
18 480 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012
19 475 (21.54%) SQL Server
20 462 (20.95%) DHCP
21 405 (18.37%) SQL
22 401 (18.19%) MS Excel
22 401 (18.19%) TCP/IP
22 401 (18.19%) NetApp
22 401 (18.19%) VMware ESX
23 378 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
24 377 (17.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 367 (16.64%) Finance
26 355 (16.10%) EMC

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 803 (36.42%) MS Exchange
2 512 (23.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 274 (12.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 227 (10.29%) IIS
5 211 (9.57%) SharePoint
6 182 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 175 (7.94%) Lync
8 160 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 130 (5.90%) Apache
10 75 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 67 (3.04%) Tomcat
12 43 (1.95%) CMS
13 39 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
14 38 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
15 30 (1.36%) Lotus Domino
16 29 (1.32%) WebLogic
17 28 (1.27%) JBoss
18 26 (1.18%) OpenStack
19 25 (1.13%) WebSphere
20 23 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 401 (18.19%) MS Excel
2 180 (8.16%) MS Office
3 18 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.045%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.23%) Summit
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.14%) Tridion
7 1 (0.045%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.045%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 85 (3.85%) Office 365
2 52 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (2.04%) SaaS
3 45 (2.04%) IaaS
4 31 (1.41%) PaaS
5 29 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
9 4 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 881 (39.95%) SAN
2 582 (26.39%) DNS
3 545 (24.72%) Firewall
4 462 (20.95%) DHCP
5 401 (18.19%) TCP/IP
6 311 (14.10%) WAN
7 297 (13.47%) LAN
8 286 (12.97%) VPN
9 262 (11.88%) NAS
10 163 (7.39%) NetScaler
11 159 (7.21%) iSCSI
12 134 (6.08%) VLAN
13 127 (5.76%) Internet
14 117 (5.31%) IPsec
15 113 (5.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 112 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
17 110 (4.99%) SSL
18 93 (4.22%) Wireless
19 91 (4.13%) MPLS
20 88 (3.99%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 475 (21.54%) SQL Server
2 154 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 121 (5.49%) MySQL
4 116 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 46 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 42 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 38 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 28 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
9 19 (0.86%) DB2
10 17 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (0.41%) Redis
13 8 (0.36%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.32%) Informix
14 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (0.18%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 40 (1.81%) Git (software)
2 30 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 20 (0.91%) AdminStudio
4 16 (0.73%) Subversion
5 15 (0.68%) Hudson
6 12 (0.54%) JIRA
7 11 (0.50%) Ant
8 10 (0.45%) Juju
9 8 (0.36%) CruiseControl
10 7 (0.32%) MSI
10 7 (0.32%) Maven
11 6 (0.27%) Mercurial
11 6 (0.27%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
12 5 (0.23%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.091%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.091%) JMeter
15 1 (0.045%) ProC
15 1 (0.045%) Visual Studio
General
1 367 (16.64%) Finance
2 60 (2.72%) Banking
3 57 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 53 (2.40%) Law
5 47 (2.13%) Legal
6 37 (1.68%) Publishing
7 32 (1.45%) Back Office
8 31 (1.41%) Retail
9 22 (1.00%) Advertising
9 22 (1.00%) Marketing
10 21 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.82%) Games
12 15 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.41%) Electronics
15 4 (0.18%) Automotive
16 3 (0.14%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.091%) Military
17 2 (0.091%) German Language
Job Titles
1 366 (16.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 323 (14.65%) Analyst
3 294 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 185 (8.39%) 3rd Line Support
5 177 (8.03%) Administrator
6 156 (7.07%) Consultant
7 141 (6.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 135 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
9 131 (5.94%) Support Analyst
10 122 (5.53%) Architect
11 98 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
12 88 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 83 (3.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 79 (3.58%) Server Engineer
15 75 (3.40%) Network Engineer
15 75 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
16 68 (3.08%) Team Leader
17 67 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
18 65 (2.95%) VMware Engineer
19 60 (2.72%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (2.90%) Web Services
2 38 (1.72%) .NET
2 38 (1.72%) Application Packaging
3 22 (1.00%) HTML
4 21 (0.95%) XML
5 20 (0.91%) Ajax
6 16 (0.73%) Middleware
7 13 (0.59%) J2EE
7 13 (0.59%) JSON
8 10 (0.45%) RESTful
8 10 (0.45%) Django
8 10 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (0.36%) Software Packaging
10 7 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (0.32%) XHTML
11 6 (0.27%) LAMP
12 5 (0.23%) COM
13 4 (0.18%) X-Windows
13 4 (0.18%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 220 (9.98%) Clustering
2 136 (6.17%) Replication
3 119 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (4.76%) CLARiiON
5 100 (4.54%) Blackberry
6 62 (2.81%) EqualLogic
7 54 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 48 (2.18%) Hedge funds
9 42 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
10 33 (1.50%) Fat Client
10 33 (1.50%) Thin Client
11 30 (1.36%) PKI
12 28 (1.27%) SecurID
13 26 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 26 (1.18%) Mobile App
14 25 (1.13%) Open Source
15 21 (0.95%) Computer Science
16 19 (0.86%) Digital Media
17 18 (0.82%) Client/Server
18 16 (0.73%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 1668 (75.65%) Windows
2 966 (43.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 699 (31.70%) Linux
4 556 (25.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 480 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 256 (11.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 210 (9.52%) Windows 7
8 170 (7.71%) UNIX
9 140 (6.35%) Windows XP
10 137 (6.21%) Solaris
11 131 (5.94%) CentOS
12 100 (4.54%) Windows 8
13 61 (2.77%) Windows Vista
14 55 (2.49%) AIX
15 46 (2.09%) VMS
16 41 (1.86%) Windows 2000
17 37 (1.68%) Android
18 30 (1.36%) Ubuntu
19 28 (1.27%) Debian
19 28 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (26.39%) ITIL
2 161 (7.30%) Change Management
3 153 (6.94%) Migration
4 150 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 132 (5.99%) Project Management
6 104 (4.72%) Load Balancing
7 102 (4.63%) Problem Management
8 101 (4.58%) Configuration Management
9 88 (3.99%) Performance Tuning
10 78 (3.54%) Service Management
11 72 (3.27%) DevOps
11 72 (3.27%) Capacity Management
12 71 (3.22%) Incident Management
13 66 (2.99%) E-Commerce
13 66 (2.99%) Business Continuity
14 59 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
15 58 (2.63%) Change Control
16 57 (2.59%) Mentoring
17 53 (2.40%) PRINCE2
18 47 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 405 (18.37%) SQL
2 218 (9.89%) PowerShell
3 141 (6.39%) Perl
4 97 (4.40%) PHP
5 70 (3.17%) Python
6 69 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 67 (3.04%) Java
8 53 (2.40%) VBScript
9 50 (2.27%) Ruby
10 39 (1.77%) Shell Script
11 38 (1.72%) C#
12 31 (1.41%) VB
13 29 (1.32%) JavaScript
14 28 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 26 (1.18%) C
16 17 (0.77%) C++
17 13 (0.59%) Korn
18 6 (0.27%) Bourne shell
18 6 (0.27%) R
19 5 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 378 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 377 (17.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 293 (13.29%) MCSE
4 258 (11.70%) Cisco Certification
5 168 (7.62%) Degree
6 138 (6.26%) Security Cleared
7 134 (6.08%) CCNA
8 125 (5.67%) MCITP
9 111 (5.03%) Citrix Certification
10 107 (4.85%) CCNP
11 104 (4.72%) MCSA
12 98 (4.44%) CCA
13 78 (3.54%) SC Cleared
14 63 (2.86%) VCAP
15 57 (2.59%) NCDA
16 47 (2.13%) MCTS
17 46 (2.09%) VCP5
18 43 (1.95%) MCP
19 38 (1.72%) DV Cleared
20 34 (1.54%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (7.07%) SLA
2 35 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.45%) QA
5 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.091%) BS7799
7 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1470 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1083 (49.12%) Active Directory
3 519 (23.54%) XenApp
4 401 (18.19%) VMware ESX
5 349 (15.83%) Hyper-V
6 331 (15.01%) VMware ESXi
7 221 (10.02%) XenDesktop
8 191 (8.66%) vCloud
9 114 (5.17%) XenServer
10 66 (2.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 55 (2.49%) UAG
11 55 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
12 47 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 45 (2.04%) NFS
14 37 (1.68%) Terminal Services
15 35 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 34 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 32 (1.45%) Xen
18 28 (1.27%) Firmware
19 27 (1.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 229 (10.39%) SCCM
2 180 (8.16%) NetBackup
3 178 (8.07%) Backup Exec
3 178 (8.07%) SCOM
4 101 (4.58%) Puppet
5 91 (4.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 89 (4.04%) Nagios
7 83 (3.76%) WSUS
8 78 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 53 (2.40%) HP SIM
10 47 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
11 43 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
12 30 (1.36%) XenMobile
13 28 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 26 (1.18%) SCVMM
15 25 (1.13%) Cacti
16 24 (1.09%) Legato
17 23 (1.04%) WhatsUp Gold
18 21 (0.95%) Opsview
19 18 (0.82%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2099 (95.19%) VMware
2 1076 (48.80%) Microsoft
3 874 (39.64%) Citrix
4 799 (36.24%) Cisco
5 570 (25.85%) HP
6 401 (18.19%) NetApp
7 355 (16.10%) EMC
8 302 (13.70%) Red Hat
9 262 (11.88%) Symantec
10 233 (10.57%) Dell
11 200 (9.07%) Oracle
12 153 (6.94%) IBM
13 136 (6.17%) Veeam
14 114 (5.17%) Juniper
15 91 (4.13%) McAfee
16 72 (3.27%) Brocade
17 58 (2.63%) CheckPoint
18 56 (2.54%) SolarWinds
19 55 (2.49%) CommVault
20 52 (2.36%) Infoblox
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Certs + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum £45,000 to £50,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Health, pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + On-call + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + great company
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £29000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £30,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
South East London
FDM
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 20% bonus + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 20% bonus + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
MI5
Posted: Yesterday