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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 72 99 77
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -22
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 19 13 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.98% 1.03% 1.48%
As % of the System Software category 13.29% 10.92% 20.45%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 17
Average salary £39,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £42,500 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,250 £43,250
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -4.62%
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
143 119 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 14.91% 9.47% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 135 99 79
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Stansted - 6 £30,000 -
Chatham - 4 £50,000 -
Maidstone - 3 £27,500 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 49 (100.00%) VMware
2 43 (87.76%) Windows
3 38 (77.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (69.39%) Citrix
5 33 (67.35%) Microsoft
6 32 (65.31%) TCP/IP
7 29 (59.18%) Active Directory
8 28 (57.14%) DNS
8 28 (57.14%) MS Exchange
9 27 (55.10%) DHCP
10 23 (46.94%) Symantec
10 23 (46.94%) Backup Exec
10 23 (46.94%) Cisco
11 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (36.73%) PowerShell
12 18 (36.73%) SAN
13 17 (34.69%) BCP
13 17 (34.69%) HP
13 17 (34.69%) VBScript
13 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (34.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 17 (34.69%) WSUS
14 16 (32.65%) Linux
15 12 (24.49%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (24.49%) Hyper-V
15 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (24.49%) Firewall
16 10 (20.41%) Wireless
16 10 (20.41%) Red Hat
16 10 (20.41%) NAS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (14.29%) IIS
4 6 (12.24%) Apache
4 6 (12.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (65.31%) TCP/IP
2 28 (57.14%) DNS
3 27 (55.10%) DHCP
4 18 (36.73%) SAN
5 12 (24.49%) Firewall
6 10 (20.41%) Wireless
6 10 (20.41%) NAS
7 6 (12.24%) VLAN
7 6 (12.24%) IMAP
7 6 (12.24%) DMZ
7 6 (12.24%) VPN
7 6 (12.24%) WAN
7 6 (12.24%) SMTP
8 5 (10.20%) LAN
8 5 (10.20%) iSCSI
9 4 (8.16%) Network Security
10 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (12.24%) Advertising
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Technical Support
2 13 (26.53%) Support Supervisor
3 12 (24.49%) Support Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (18.37%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 9 (18.37%) Senior Support Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (12.24%) Systems Support Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Administrator
6 6 (12.24%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (12.24%) Systems Support
6 6 (12.24%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Network Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Build Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Technical Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Replication
1 6 (12.24%) PDA
1 6 (12.24%) iPhone
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (12.24%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (87.76%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (32.65%) Linux
5 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (14.29%) Windows Vista
7 7 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 6 (12.24%) Android
8 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
8 6 (12.24%) Mac OS
8 6 (12.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) BCP
2 6 (12.24%) ITIL
3 4 (8.16%) Operations Management
3 4 (8.16%) SIEM
3 4 (8.16%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (6.12%) Migration
4 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.08%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.08%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (2.04%) Change Management
6 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) PowerShell
2 17 (34.69%) VBScript
3 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) CCSA
1 4 (8.16%) CCSE
2 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) MCSE
3 2 (4.08%) MCSA
3 2 (4.08%) CISSP
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (77.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (59.18%) Active Directory
3 12 (24.49%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (24.49%) Hyper-V
4 10 (20.41%) XenApp
4 10 (20.41%) VMware ESX
5 5 (10.20%) DFS Replication
6 3 (6.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (46.94%) Backup Exec
2 17 (34.69%) WSUS
2 17 (34.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (8.16%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 49 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (69.39%) Citrix
3 33 (67.35%) Microsoft
4 23 (46.94%) Cisco
4 23 (46.94%) Symantec
5 17 (34.69%) HP
6 10 (20.41%) Red Hat
7 9 (18.37%) IBM
8 6 (12.24%) Apple
8 6 (12.24%) CheckPoint
8 6 (12.24%) Draytek
8 6 (12.24%) Veeam
9 4 (8.16%) Splunk
9 4 (8.16%) LogRhythm
10 3 (6.12%) Websense
11 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.04%) CommVault