The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 83 101 52
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -49
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 14 8 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.47% 0.71% 2.88%
As % of the System Software category 8.43% 7.77% 30.26%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 22
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £45,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,863 £60,000 £41,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
vSphere
South East

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

System Software Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
166 103 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 17.38% 9.11% 9.51%
Number of salaries quoted 153 87 72
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

vSphere
Salary Trend in Kent

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Kent

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Kent region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Kent

vSphere
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Kent region over the 3 months to 5 March 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
Maidstone - 5 £37,500 -
Stansted - 2 £30,000 -
Chatham - 1 £45,000 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 46 (100.00%) VMware
2 40 (86.96%) Windows
3 38 (82.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (73.91%) Microsoft
5 32 (69.57%) Citrix
6 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
7 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (47.83%) TCP/IP
9 21 (45.65%) DNS
9 21 (45.65%) PowerShell
10 20 (43.48%) WSUS
10 20 (43.48%) DHCP
10 20 (43.48%) VBScript
11 19 (41.30%) MS Exchange
11 19 (41.30%) BCP
12 16 (34.78%) Symantec
12 16 (34.78%) Backup Exec
13 14 (30.43%) Linux
13 14 (30.43%) Cisco
13 14 (30.43%) HP
13 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (30.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 12 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (26.09%) XenApp
14 12 (26.09%) SAN
14 12 (26.09%) Red Hat
15 11 (23.91%) IBM
16 10 (21.74%) Finance
17 9 (19.57%) WAN
17 9 (19.57%) MS Office

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 19 (41.30%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.52%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Office
2 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (47.83%) TCP/IP
2 21 (45.65%) DNS
3 20 (43.48%) DHCP
4 12 (26.09%) SAN
5 9 (19.57%) WAN
6 8 (17.39%) LAN
7 5 (10.87%) Firewall
8 4 (8.70%) Wireless
8 4 (8.70%) NAS
9 3 (6.52%) Network Security
9 3 (6.52%) iSCSI
10 2 (4.35%) SMTP
10 2 (4.35%) VPN
10 2 (4.35%) DMZ
10 2 (4.35%) IMAP
10 2 (4.35%) VLAN
11 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Technical Support
2 13 (28.26%) Support Supervisor
3 7 (15.22%) Administrator
4 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (13.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.87%) Build Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Support
8 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Network Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.35%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Replication
2 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) PDA
2 2 (4.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (30.43%) Linux
3 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 6 (13.04%) CentOS
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) BCP
2 7 (15.22%) Operations Management
3 6 (13.04%) Change Management
3 6 (13.04%) Migration
3 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.87%) Coaching
5 4 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.35%) SIEM
6 2 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.17%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) PowerShell
2 20 (43.48%) VBScript
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) VCP4
2 1 (2.17%) CCSA
2 1 (2.17%) CCSE
2 1 (2.17%) CISSP
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.17%) MCSE
2 1 (2.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (82.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
3 12 (26.09%) XenApp
4 8 (17.39%) VMware ESX
4 8 (17.39%) XenDesktop
4 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 8 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (6.52%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (43.48%) WSUS
2 16 (34.78%) Backup Exec
3 14 (30.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (13.04%) SCCM
5 2 (4.35%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 46 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (73.91%) Microsoft
3 32 (69.57%) Citrix
4 16 (34.78%) Symantec
5 14 (30.43%) Cisco
5 14 (30.43%) HP
6 12 (26.09%) Red Hat
7 11 (23.91%) IBM
8 6 (13.04%) Wyse
9 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
10 2 (4.35%) LogRhythm
10 2 (4.35%) Apple
10 2 (4.35%) Websense
10 2 (4.35%) Veeam
10 2 (4.35%) Draytek
11 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.17%) Splunk
11 1 (2.17%) CommVault