The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 53 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 5 24 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.25% 6.80% 7.09%
As % of the System Software category 9.80% 48.00% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 23 30
Average salary £40,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,100 £44,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
vSphere
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Luton region.

System Software Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
51 50 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 12.72% 14.16% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 34 45 62
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

vSphere
Salary Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Luton region.

vSphere Salary Trend in Luton

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 17 (89.47%) SAN
1 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 15 (78.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (73.68%) VCP5
3 14 (73.68%) SQL
3 14 (73.68%) Oracle
3 14 (73.68%) IIS
4 13 (68.42%) Windows
4 13 (68.42%) MySQL
5 11 (57.89%) Dell
6 10 (52.63%) HP
6 10 (52.63%) NetApp
7 9 (47.37%) Linux
7 9 (47.37%) Apache
8 8 (42.11%) iSCSI
9 7 (36.84%) HP SIM
9 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (36.84%) DHCP
9 7 (36.84%) DNS
9 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
10 6 (31.58%) Cisco
11 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
11 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
11 5 (26.32%) VMware Server
12 4 (21.05%) SaaS
12 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
13 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
13 3 (15.79%) XenApp
13 3 (15.79%) Degree

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 14 (73.68%) IIS
2 9 (47.37%) Apache
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) SAN
2 8 (42.11%) iSCSI
3 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (36.84%) DNS
3 7 (36.84%) DHCP
4 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.79%) DMZ
6 2 (10.53%) VPN
6 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 1 (5.26%) SMTP
7 1 (5.26%) Firewall
7 1 (5.26%) LAN
7 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Support
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.26%) HACMP
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) HP Superdome
3 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) HPUX
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (73.68%) VCP5
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) MCTS
5 1 (5.26%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) NCDA
5 1 (5.26%) NCIE
5 1 (5.26%) VCAP
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (5.26%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) CCNP
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Server
2 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) VMFS
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) PowerHA
5 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.26%) XenServer
5 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 14 (73.68%) Oracle
3 11 (57.89%) Dell
4 10 (52.63%) NetApp
4 10 (52.63%) HP
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco
7 3 (15.79%) Citrix
8 2 (10.53%) Symantec
8 2 (10.53%) Veeam
9 1 (5.26%) Lumesse
9 1 (5.26%) PlateSpin
9 1 (5.26%) Wyse
9 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
9 1 (5.26%) Juniper
9 1 (5.26%) CommVault
9 1 (5.26%) EMC
9 1 (5.26%) IBM
9 1 (5.26%) Sun