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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 71 93 75
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -18
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 28 8 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.52% 0.70% 1.95%
As % of the System Software category 20.90% 5.88% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 28 8 21
Average salary £31,250 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.47% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,300 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
134 136 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 12.07% 11.92% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 126 126 114
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -12.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 3 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 3 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 +10 9 £27,500 -35.29%
Stansted - 4 £30,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £30,000 -
Dartford +4 1 £35,000 -33.96%
Chatham - 1 £55,000 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 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 43 (100.00%) VMware
2 41 (95.35%) Windows
3 32 (74.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (62.79%) DNS
4 27 (62.79%) Citrix
5 26 (60.47%) TCP/IP
5 26 (60.47%) MS Exchange
5 26 (60.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (58.14%) Cisco
6 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
6 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (55.81%) SAN
8 23 (53.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (53.49%) Active Directory
8 23 (53.49%) DHCP
9 20 (46.51%) HP
10 19 (44.19%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (41.86%) Wireless
12 17 (39.53%) NAS
12 17 (39.53%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (39.53%) Firewall
13 16 (37.21%) Backup Exec
13 16 (37.21%) Symantec
14 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
15 13 (30.23%) IIS
15 13 (30.23%) VLAN
15 13 (30.23%) VMware ESXi
16 12 (27.91%) XenApp
16 12 (27.91%) Veeam
16 12 (27.91%) Linux

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 26 (60.47%) MS Exchange
2 19 (44.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (39.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (30.23%) IIS
5 11 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (20.93%) Apache
6 9 (20.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.93%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (62.79%) DNS
2 26 (60.47%) TCP/IP
3 24 (55.81%) SAN
4 23 (53.49%) DHCP
5 18 (41.86%) Wireless
6 17 (39.53%) NAS
6 17 (39.53%) Firewall
7 13 (30.23%) VLAN
8 10 (23.26%) iSCSI
9 9 (20.93%) DMZ
9 9 (20.93%) IMAP
9 9 (20.93%) WAN
9 9 (20.93%) SMTP
9 9 (20.93%) VPN
10 8 (18.60%) LAN
11 2 (4.65%) Network Security
11 2 (4.65%) Internet
12 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (2.33%) IPv4
12 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
1 5 (11.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Systems Engineer
2 16 (37.21%) Support Engineer
3 15 (34.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 15 (34.88%) Senior Support Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Systems Support Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Systems Support
4 9 (20.93%) Technical Support
5 8 (18.60%) Network Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) Senior Technical Support
6 6 (13.95%) Technical Support Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) Senior Technical Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Project Engineer
9 3 (6.98%) Support Supervisor
9 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (6.98%) Security Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Blackberry
1 9 (20.93%) Replication
1 9 (20.93%) PDA
1 9 (20.93%) iPhone
1 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 41 (95.35%) Windows
2 26 (60.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (53.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (27.91%) Linux
6 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
6 9 (20.93%) Windows Vista
6 9 (20.93%) Android
6 9 (20.93%) Mac OS
6 9 (20.93%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.65%) CentOS
7 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) BCP
3 4 (9.30%) SIEM
3 4 (9.30%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.98%) Server Hardening
4 3 (6.98%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.98%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.65%) Server Building
6 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.33%) Change Management
6 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.33%) Network Design
6 1 (2.33%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
2 8 (18.60%) VBScript
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) CCSA
2 4 (9.30%) CCSE
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.98%) MCSA
4 2 (4.65%) CISSP
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CCNP
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
2 3 (6.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (74.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (53.49%) Active Directory
3 13 (30.23%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (27.91%) XenApp
5 10 (23.26%) VMware ESX
6 9 (20.93%) Hyper-V
6 9 (20.93%) DFS Replication
7 7 (16.28%) XenDesktop
8 3 (6.98%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (37.21%) Backup Exec
2 7 (16.28%) WSUS
2 7 (16.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (11.63%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.33%) SCCM
4 1 (2.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (62.79%) Citrix
3 25 (58.14%) Cisco
3 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
4 20 (46.51%) HP
5 16 (37.21%) Symantec
6 12 (27.91%) Veeam
7 9 (20.93%) Apple
7 9 (20.93%) Draytek
8 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
9 4 (9.30%) Dell
9 4 (9.30%) Splunk
9 4 (9.30%) LogRhythm
10 3 (6.98%) Intel
10 3 (6.98%) Websense
11 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
11 2 (4.65%) IBM
12 1 (2.33%) CommVault
12 1 (2.33%) SonicWALL
12 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds