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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 260 256 261
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1077 1121 1143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.00% 1.10% 1.02%
As % of the System Software category 9.31% 11.02% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 896 966 1006
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,450 £30,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
11562 10169 11164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.73% 9.96% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 9591 8746 9688
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +2.40%
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 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 August 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 20 August 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 +49 472 £51,000 +7.36% 38
South East -37 249 £42,500 - 33
East of England -37 93 £37,500 -21.05% 12
Yorkshire -43 85 £38,250 -10.00% 10
West Midlands +18 77 £38,500 -14.44% 9
North West -42 66 £32,500 -17.72% 10
South West -34 43 £40,750 +16.42% 11
East Midlands -33 25 £36,500 -14.11% 4
North East -3 2 £34,250 -14.37%
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1971 (93.24%) VMware
2 1636 (77.39%) Windows
3 1390 (65.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1097 (51.89%) Microsoft
5 1084 (51.28%) Active Directory
6 951 (44.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 865 (40.92%) SAN
8 855 (40.44%) Citrix
9 803 (37.98%) MS Exchange
10 750 (35.48%) Cisco
11 679 (32.12%) Linux
12 580 (27.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 563 (26.63%) Firewall
14 546 (25.83%) ITIL
15 537 (25.40%) DNS
16 525 (24.83%) HP
16 525 (24.83%) Exchange Server 2010
17 517 (24.46%) XenApp
18 489 (23.13%) MS Excel
19 463 (21.90%) SQL Server
20 451 (21.33%) SQL
21 447 (21.14%) Windows Server 2012
22 429 (20.29%) VMware ESX
23 417 (19.73%) DHCP
24 411 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
25 402 (19.02%) NetApp
26 370 (17.50%) TCP/IP
27 365 (17.27%) Hyper-V
28 356 (16.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
29 351 (16.60%) EMC

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (37.98%) MS Exchange
2 525 (24.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 281 (13.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 262 (12.39%) IIS
5 207 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 179 (8.47%) SharePoint
7 168 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 161 (7.62%) Apache
9 137 (6.48%) Lync
10 86 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 71 (3.36%) Tomcat
12 47 (2.22%) CMS
13 44 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
14 41 (1.94%) WebLogic
15 35 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 27 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
17 26 (1.23%) Drupal
17 26 (1.23%) OpenStack
18 25 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
19 24 (1.14%) Escenic
Applications
1 489 (23.13%) MS Excel
2 197 (9.32%) MS Office
3 26 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.19%) MS Project
6 1 (0.047%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 19 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.33%) Summit
3 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.047%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.047%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 67 (3.17%) Office 365
2 51 (2.41%) SaaS
3 49 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (1.99%) IaaS
5 34 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (1.37%) PaaS
8 20 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.76%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.19%) Route 53
12 1 (0.047%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.047%) Heroku
12 1 (0.047%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 865 (40.92%) SAN
2 563 (26.63%) Firewall
3 537 (25.40%) DNS
4 417 (19.73%) DHCP
5 370 (17.50%) TCP/IP
6 284 (13.43%) LAN
7 275 (13.01%) WAN
8 271 (12.82%) VPN
9 223 (10.55%) NAS
10 158 (7.47%) Internet
11 146 (6.91%) iSCSI
12 140 (6.62%) NetScaler
13 136 (6.43%) VLAN
14 113 (5.35%) SSL
15 107 (5.06%) Cisco ASA
16 96 (4.54%) Cisco Nexus
17 84 (3.97%) Wireless
18 71 (3.36%) IPsec
18 71 (3.36%) Fibre Channel
18 71 (3.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (21.90%) SQL Server
2 157 (7.43%) MySQL
3 144 (6.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 98 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 66 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 37 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 21 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.43%) Redis
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.33%) DB2
13 6 (0.28%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.28%) QlikView
13 6 (0.28%) Pentaho
13 6 (0.28%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.28%) Big Data
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (1.66%) Git (software)
2 24 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.66%) Juju
4 9 (0.43%) Hudson
4 9 (0.43%) Subversion
4 9 (0.43%) AdminStudio
5 8 (0.38%) Maven
5 8 (0.38%) JIRA
6 7 (0.33%) Artifactory
6 7 (0.33%) Ant
7 5 (0.24%) CruiseControl
8 4 (0.19%) MSI
8 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.19%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.095%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.047%) ProC
11 1 (0.047%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.047%) JMeter
General
1 325 (15.37%) Finance
2 63 (2.98%) Banking
3 54 (2.55%) Legal
4 51 (2.41%) Law
5 48 (2.27%) Publishing
6 44 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.14%) Retail
8 21 (0.99%) Games
9 20 (0.95%) Advertising
10 17 (0.80%) Back Office
10 17 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.52%) Marketing
13 10 (0.47%) Cantonese Language
14 9 (0.43%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.28%) Electronics
16 4 (0.19%) Automotive
17 3 (0.14%) Multimedia
18 2 (0.095%) Military
Job Titles
1 330 (15.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 290 (13.72%) Analyst
3 275 (13.01%) Support Engineer
4 198 (9.37%) Administrator
5 186 (8.80%) 3rd Line Support
6 167 (7.90%) Consultant
7 146 (6.91%) Systems Administrator
8 111 (5.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 111 (5.25%) Support Analyst
9 109 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
9 109 (5.16%) Architect
10 90 (4.26%) Network Engineer
11 84 (3.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 77 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 64 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
14 63 (2.98%) VMware Engineer
15 62 (2.93%) Team Leader
16 61 (2.89%) Server Engineer
17 60 (2.84%) Technical Consultant
18 59 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (2.70%) Web Services
2 44 (2.08%) .NET
3 30 (1.42%) J2EE
4 27 (1.28%) HTML
5 26 (1.23%) Ajax
6 25 (1.18%) XML
7 20 (0.95%) Application Packaging
8 18 (0.85%) LAMP
9 15 (0.71%) RESTful
10 14 (0.66%) JSON
11 13 (0.61%) Django
11 13 (0.61%) Middleware
12 10 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
13 9 (0.43%) CSS
14 8 (0.38%) COM
14 8 (0.38%) Software Packaging
15 7 (0.33%) ASP.NET
15 7 (0.33%) XHTML
16 5 (0.24%) SOAP
16 5 (0.24%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 208 (9.84%) Clustering
2 130 (6.15%) Blackberry
3 113 (5.35%) Replication
4 94 (4.45%) CLARiiON
5 55 (2.60%) EqualLogic
6 54 (2.55%) Client/Server
7 43 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 42 (1.99%) Hedge funds
9 41 (1.94%) SecurID
10 39 (1.84%) Thin Client
10 39 (1.84%) Enterprise Storage
10 39 (1.84%) Fat Client
11 35 (1.66%) Open Source
12 32 (1.51%) Mobile App
13 25 (1.18%) Digital Media
14 24 (1.14%) FlexPod
14 24 (1.14%) Celerra
15 23 (1.09%) PKI
16 22 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
17 18 (0.85%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1636 (77.39%) Windows
2 951 (44.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 679 (32.12%) Linux
4 580 (27.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 447 (21.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 249 (11.78%) Windows 7
7 195 (9.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 157 (7.43%) Windows XP
9 147 (6.95%) Solaris
10 137 (6.48%) UNIX
11 101 (4.78%) CentOS
12 98 (4.64%) Windows 8
13 61 (2.89%) AIX
14 58 (2.74%) Windows Vista
15 44 (2.08%) VMS
16 42 (1.99%) Android
16 42 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
17 41 (1.94%) Windows Phone
17 41 (1.94%) HPUX
18 37 (1.75%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (25.83%) ITIL
2 174 (8.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 154 (7.28%) Migration
4 146 (6.91%) Change Management
5 141 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 122 (5.77%) Problem Management
7 113 (5.35%) Project Management
8 93 (4.40%) Configuration Management
9 85 (4.02%) Service Management
10 84 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
11 81 (3.83%) Incident Management
12 73 (3.45%) Business Continuity
12 73 (3.45%) E-Commerce
13 72 (3.41%) PRINCE2
13 72 (3.41%) Service Delivery
14 70 (3.31%) DevOps
15 67 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
15 67 (3.17%) Capacity Management
16 62 (2.93%) Change Control
17 48 (2.27%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 451 (21.33%) SQL
2 237 (11.21%) PowerShell
3 176 (8.33%) Perl
4 90 (4.26%) PHP
5 89 (4.21%) Java
6 77 (3.64%) Bash Shell
7 72 (3.41%) Python
8 51 (2.41%) Ruby
9 45 (2.13%) Shell Script
10 43 (2.03%) C#
11 35 (1.66%) JavaScript
12 33 (1.56%) C
12 33 (1.56%) VBScript
13 30 (1.42%) T-SQL
14 26 (1.23%) C++
15 25 (1.18%) VB
16 8 (0.38%) Korn
17 6 (0.28%) VBA
17 6 (0.28%) Bourne shell
18 5 (0.24%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 411 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 356 (16.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 311 (14.71%) MCSE
4 265 (12.54%) Cisco Certification
5 180 (8.51%) CCNA
6 145 (6.86%) Degree
7 132 (6.24%) MCITP
8 128 (6.05%) Security Cleared
9 105 (4.97%) MCSA
10 93 (4.40%) CCNP
10 93 (4.40%) Citrix Certification
11 76 (3.60%) CCA
12 69 (3.26%) NCDA
13 68 (3.22%) SC Cleared
14 63 (2.98%) MCTS
15 55 (2.60%) VCP5
16 54 (2.55%) VCAP
17 53 (2.51%) DV Cleared
17 53 (2.51%) MCP
18 41 (1.94%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (6.20%) SLA
2 34 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.19%) QA
6 2 (0.095%) BS7799
6 2 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1390 (65.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1084 (51.28%) Active Directory
3 517 (24.46%) XenApp
4 429 (20.29%) VMware ESX
5 365 (17.27%) Hyper-V
6 271 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
7 254 (12.02%) XenDesktop
8 158 (7.47%) vCloud
9 157 (7.43%) XenServer
10 57 (2.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 53 (2.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 51 (2.41%) UAG
13 46 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
14 45 (2.13%) NFS
15 36 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 33 (1.56%) Terminal Services
17 28 (1.32%) Xen
18 24 (1.14%) KVM
19 23 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
19 23 (1.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 232 (10.97%) SCCM
2 214 (10.12%) Backup Exec
3 149 (7.05%) SCOM
4 144 (6.81%) NetBackup
5 98 (4.64%) Puppet
6 92 (4.35%) WSUS
7 80 (3.78%) Nagios
8 79 (3.74%) EMC NetWorker
9 75 (3.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 53 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
11 46 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
12 30 (1.42%) HP SIM
13 23 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 20 (0.95%) SCVMM
15 19 (0.90%) Cacti
15 19 (0.90%) ARCserve
16 17 (0.80%) Tivoli
16 17 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
16 17 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 17 (0.80%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1971 (93.24%) VMware
2 1097 (51.89%) Microsoft
3 855 (40.44%) Citrix
4 750 (35.48%) Cisco
5 525 (24.83%) HP
6 402 (19.02%) NetApp
7 351 (16.60%) EMC
8 261 (12.35%) Symantec
9 253 (11.97%) Red Hat
10 217 (10.26%) Dell
11 165 (7.81%) Oracle
12 162 (7.66%) IBM
13 115 (5.44%) Juniper
14 103 (4.87%) McAfee
14 103 (4.87%) Veeam
15 69 (3.26%) Veritas
16 66 (3.12%) CommVault
17 65 (3.07%) CheckPoint
17 65 (3.07%) Brocade
18 62 (2.93%) SolarWinds
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Vadis People
Salary: circ £40,000 - £45,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
AIG EUROPE (UK) LIMITED
Posted: 9 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum To £50k + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
CD Sales Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
CD Sales Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + +20% bonus + 3k on call allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent package and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Training + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + 25 days hol, Pension & Medical
Posted: 17 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £50000 Per Annum C50k + On Call + Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: 20 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £49000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday