The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 94 82 71
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 7 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.63% 1.04% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 5.65% 10.09% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 7
Average salary £44,500 £48,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.24% +61.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
System Software Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
124 109 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 11.20% 10.27% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 110 98 66
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -3.79%
vSphere
South East

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
Maidstone -8 3 £42,500 -29.16%
Tonbridge - 1 £42,500 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (90.00%) Windows
3 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (80.00%) MS Exchange
4 16 (80.00%) Cisco
5 15 (75.00%) Citrix
6 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (70.00%) LAN
6 14 (70.00%) MS Excel
6 14 (70.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (65.00%) WAN
7 13 (65.00%) MPLS
8 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (55.00%) XenApp
9 11 (55.00%) XenDesktop
9 11 (55.00%) Firewall
10 10 (50.00%) OSPF
10 10 (50.00%) BGP
10 10 (50.00%) Clustering
10 10 (50.00%) MCSE
10 10 (50.00%) CCNP
10 10 (50.00%) CCNA
10 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (50.00%) ITIL
10 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
10 10 (50.00%) SolarWinds

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 16 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (25.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) LAN
2 13 (65.00%) WAN
2 13 (65.00%) MPLS
3 11 (55.00%) Firewall
4 10 (50.00%) OSPF
4 10 (50.00%) BGP
5 9 (45.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (45.00%) BIG-IP
6 5 (25.00%) SAN
6 5 (25.00%) VLAN
7 3 (15.00%) DHCP
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) DNS
8 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
9 1 (5.00%) Wireless
9 1 (5.00%) VPN
9 1 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (50.00%) Network Support
3 8 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Network Support
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
5 6 (30.00%) Support Analyst
5 6 (30.00%) Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) Consultant
6 4 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (15.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Clustering
2 4 (20.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
1 10 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 9 (45.00%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (50.00%) MCSE
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
2 10 (50.00%) CCNA
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (40.00%) MCSA
4 4 (20.00%) NCDA
4 4 (20.00%) NCIE
5 2 (10.00%) VCAP
5 2 (10.00%) VTSP
5 2 (10.00%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (55.00%) XenApp
2 11 (55.00%) XenDesktop
3 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.00%) ISA Server
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 9 (45.00%) Foglight
3 8 (40.00%) Backup Exec
4 7 (35.00%) SCCM
4 7 (35.00%) SCOM
5 2 (10.00%) Legato
6 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (80.00%) Cisco
3 15 (75.00%) Citrix
4 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 10 (50.00%) F5
5 8 (40.00%) Veeam
6 4 (20.00%) NetApp
7 3 (15.00%) Symantec
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) Mercator
8 2 (10.00%) EMC
8 2 (10.00%) CommVault
9 1 (5.00%) McAfee
9 1 (5.00%) HP
9 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard
9 1 (5.00%) Kaspersky