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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 75 98 81
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -17
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 22 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.00% 0.63% 0.95%
As % of the System Software category 16.79% 5.30% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 10
Average salary £40,000 £44,500 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.11% -4.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £38,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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
131 132 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 11.92% 11.92% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 121 118 97
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,750 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 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 31 July 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 6 £30,000 -29.41%
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £30,000 -
Dartford - 1 £35,000 -
Stansted - 1 £30,000 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 43 (95.56%) Windows
3 35 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (66.67%) TCP/IP
5 29 (64.44%) Microsoft
6 28 (62.22%) MS Exchange
6 28 (62.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (60.00%) DNS
7 27 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (57.78%) SAN
9 25 (55.56%) Cisco
9 25 (55.56%) Citrix
10 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
11 23 (51.11%) DHCP
11 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (46.67%) Firewall
12 21 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 20 (44.44%) HP
14 19 (42.22%) Exchange Server 2007
15 18 (40.00%) Wireless
15 18 (40.00%) Backup Exec
16 17 (37.78%) NAS
17 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
17 16 (35.56%) Symantec
18 15 (33.33%) VLAN
19 14 (31.11%) ITIL
19 14 (31.11%) Veeam
20 13 (28.89%) IIS
21 12 (26.67%) iSCSI
22 11 (24.44%) XenApp

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (62.22%) MS Exchange
2 21 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (42.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (28.89%) IIS
5 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (20.00%) Apache
6 9 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
2 11 (24.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 27 (60.00%) DNS
3 26 (57.78%) SAN
4 23 (51.11%) DHCP
5 21 (46.67%) Firewall
6 18 (40.00%) Wireless
7 17 (37.78%) NAS
8 15 (33.33%) VLAN
9 12 (26.67%) iSCSI
10 9 (20.00%) IMAP
10 9 (20.00%) DMZ
10 9 (20.00%) VPN
10 9 (20.00%) WAN
10 9 (20.00%) SMTP
11 8 (17.78%) LAN
12 4 (8.89%) Network Security
13 2 (4.44%) Internet
13 2 (4.44%) H.323
13 2 (4.44%) VoIP
13 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Systems Engineer
2 16 (35.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 16 (35.56%) Support Engineer
3 15 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Systems Support Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Technical Support
4 9 (20.00%) Systems Support
5 8 (17.78%) Network Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Senior Technical Support
6 6 (13.33%) Senior Technical Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Project Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Security Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) Support Supervisor
10 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Leader
10 2 (4.44%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 9 (20.00%) Replication
1 9 (20.00%) PDA
1 9 (20.00%) iPhone
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (95.56%) Windows
2 28 (62.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (22.22%) Linux
6 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 9 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 9 (20.00%) Android
6 9 (20.00%) Mac OS
6 9 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) BCP
3 4 (8.89%) SIEM
3 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.67%) Server Hardening
4 3 (6.67%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (6.67%) Network Design
5 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.44%) Migration
5 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.22%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.78%) VBScript
3 6 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) MCSA
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.33%) MCSE
3 5 (11.11%) CCSA
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (8.89%) CCSE
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.67%) CCNA
6 2 (4.44%) CISSP
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
2 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 11 (24.44%) XenApp
3 11 (24.44%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (20.00%) DFS Replication
5 8 (17.78%) VMware ESX
6 6 (13.33%) XenDesktop
7 3 (6.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (40.00%) Backup Exec
2 7 (15.56%) WSUS
2 7 (15.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (11.11%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (64.44%) Microsoft
3 25 (55.56%) Citrix
3 25 (55.56%) Cisco
4 20 (44.44%) HP
5 16 (35.56%) Symantec
6 14 (31.11%) Veeam
7 9 (20.00%) Draytek
7 9 (20.00%) Apple
8 5 (11.11%) CheckPoint
9 4 (8.89%) Dell
9 4 (8.89%) Splunk
9 4 (8.89%) LogRhythm
10 3 (6.67%) Intel
10 3 (6.67%) Websense
10 3 (6.67%) SonicWALL
11 2 (4.44%) Avaya
11 2 (4.44%) Ruckus Wireless
12 1 (2.22%) CommVault
12 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds