The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 70 69 83
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 10 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.91% 1.92% 1.23%
As % of the System Software category 5.56% 12.14% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 21 13
Average salary £37,500 £62,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +56.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £47,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
vSphere
East of England

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

System Software Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
180 173 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 16.32% 15.78% 17.17%
Number of salaries quoted 151 148 155
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £31,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 Essex

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

vSphere
Salary Trend in Essex

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Essex

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Essex

vSphere
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 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
Brentwood - 3 £32,000 -
Basildon +3 2 - -
Colchester -10 1 £37,500 -42.30%
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (68.75%) MS Exchange
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) Citrix
4 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (50.00%) ITIL
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (37.50%) IP Telephony
7 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco
7 6 (37.50%) MS Office
7 6 (37.50%) Linux
7 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
7 6 (37.50%) VLAN
7 6 (37.50%) Network Security
8 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 5 (31.25%) SAN
9 4 (25.00%) IIS
9 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
10 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
10 3 (18.75%) Firewall
10 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
10 3 (18.75%) ARCserve

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 11 (68.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (25.00%) IIS
3 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) GlassFish
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 6 (37.50%) IP Telephony
1 6 (37.50%) Network Security
1 6 (37.50%) VLAN
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) NAS
4 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 6 (37.50%) Support Technician
2 6 (37.50%) Desktop Support Technician
2 6 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 6 (37.50%) Desktop Technician
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Communications Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Support
4 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) Storage Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Storage Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) FlexPod
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (12.50%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
2 2 (12.50%) Data Management
2 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Perl
1 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (12.50%) VCDX
3 2 (12.50%) NCDA
3 2 (12.50%) NCIE
3 2 (12.50%) VCAP
3 2 (12.50%) VTSP
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 2 (12.50%) NFS
3 2 (12.50%) XenServer
4 1 (6.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) ARCserve
1 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
2 2 (12.50%) Legato
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) Citrix
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) Juniper
5 3 (18.75%) WatchGuard
5 3 (18.75%) Veeam
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
6 2 (12.50%) Symantec
6 2 (12.50%) CommVault
6 2 (12.50%) NetApp
7 1 (6.25%) IBM
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) JBoss
7 1 (6.25%) F5
7 1 (6.25%) SaltStack