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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 62 88 71
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -17
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 31 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.14% 1.04% 1.80%
As % of the System Software category 27.68% 9.84% 18.42%
Number of salaries quoted 31 11 21
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £42,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,650 £60,000
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
112 122 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 11.36% 10.54% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 109 111 104
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 £25,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,700 £62,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +10 9 £27,500 -35.29%
Stansted - 7 £30,000 -
Chatham - 3 £55,000 -
Tunbridge Wells -17 2 £30,000 -40.00%
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 40 (88.89%) Windows
3 34 (75.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (64.44%) Citrix
5 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
5 26 (57.78%) DNS
5 26 (57.78%) Cisco
6 25 (55.56%) TCP/IP
6 25 (55.56%) MS Exchange
6 25 (55.56%) SAN
6 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (48.89%) DHCP
8 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
9 21 (46.67%) HP
9 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (35.56%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (35.56%) NAS
11 16 (35.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (35.56%) Backup Exec
11 16 (35.56%) Wireless
11 16 (35.56%) Symantec
12 15 (33.33%) Firewall
13 14 (31.11%) Linux
14 13 (28.89%) IIS
14 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
15 12 (26.67%) VMware ESX
15 12 (26.67%) VLAN
15 12 (26.67%) XenApp

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 25 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 18 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (35.56%) 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 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (57.78%) DNS
2 25 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 25 (55.56%) SAN
3 22 (48.89%) DHCP
4 16 (35.56%) NAS
4 16 (35.56%) Wireless
5 15 (33.33%) Firewall
6 12 (26.67%) VLAN
7 9 (20.00%) IMAP
7 9 (20.00%) VPN
7 9 (20.00%) SMTP
7 9 (20.00%) DMZ
8 8 (17.78%) WAN
8 8 (17.78%) iSCSI
9 7 (15.56%) LAN
10 2 (4.44%) Internet
10 2 (4.44%) Network Security
11 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
1 4 (8.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 16 (35.56%) Support Engineer
3 15 (33.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 15 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Systems Support Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Systems Support
4 9 (20.00%) Technical Support
5 7 (15.56%) Network Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Senior Technical Support
6 6 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Senior Technical Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (11.11%) Administrator
7 5 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (11.11%) Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Support Supervisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Data Centre
2 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (20.00%) Replication
2 9 (20.00%) PDA
2 9 (20.00%) iPhone
2 9 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (31.11%) Linux
6 9 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 9 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 9 (20.00%) Mac OS
6 9 (20.00%) Android
6 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 5 (11.11%) CentOS
7 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) BCP
3 5 (11.11%) Server Building
4 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (8.89%) SIEM
5 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.67%) Server Hardening
5 3 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 3 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.22%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.22%) Change Management
7 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.56%) VBScript
3 4 (8.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) CCSE
1 4 (8.89%) CCSA
2 2 (4.44%) CISSP
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.44%) MCSE
2 2 (4.44%) MCSA
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
2 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (75.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
3 16 (35.56%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (26.67%) VMware ESX
4 12 (26.67%) XenApp
5 11 (24.44%) Hyper-V
6 8 (17.78%) DFS Replication
7 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
8 3 (6.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) Backup Exec
2 7 (15.56%) WSUS
2 7 (15.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (8.89%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (64.44%) Citrix
3 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
3 26 (57.78%) Cisco
4 21 (46.67%) HP
5 16 (35.56%) Symantec
6 11 (24.44%) Veeam
7 9 (20.00%) Draytek
7 9 (20.00%) Apple
8 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 5 (11.11%) IBM
9 4 (8.89%) LogRhythm
9 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
9 4 (8.89%) Splunk
10 3 (6.67%) Websense
10 3 (6.67%) Dell
10 3 (6.67%) Intel
11 1 (2.22%) CommVault