The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 120 106 84
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -22
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 22 35 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.90% 1.50% 2.41%
As % of the System Software category 7.07% 10.45% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17 29 39
Average salary £75,000 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £36,400
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £61,500 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.16%
vSphere
Berkshire

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

System Software Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
311 335 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 12.78% 14.31% 14.25%
Number of salaries quoted 209 275 240
Average salary £40,000 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.89% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £67,500 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

vSphere
Salary Trend in Reading

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Reading

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Reading

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 52 (98.11%) VMware
2 49 (92.45%) Windows
3 41 (77.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (64.15%) TCP/IP
5 28 (52.83%) Cisco
6 26 (49.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (41.51%) SharePoint
7 22 (41.51%) ITIL
8 19 (35.85%) HP
8 19 (35.85%) SAN
8 19 (35.85%) Hyper-V
9 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
10 17 (32.08%) Linux
11 16 (30.19%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (28.30%) PowerShell
13 14 (26.42%) Test Management
13 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
13 14 (26.42%) Firewall
13 14 (26.42%) C
13 14 (26.42%) C#
13 14 (26.42%) Citrix
13 14 (26.42%) LoadRunner
13 14 (26.42%) XenApp
13 14 (26.42%) HP Quality Center
13 14 (26.42%) Performance Engineering
14 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
14 13 (24.53%) DNS
14 13 (24.53%) LAN
14 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (24.53%) Replication

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 22 (41.51%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.21%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (13.21%) IIS
3 2 (3.77%) Apache
3 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.89%) Lync
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (64.15%) TCP/IP
2 19 (35.85%) SAN
3 14 (26.42%) Firewall
4 13 (24.53%) DNS
4 13 (24.53%) LAN
5 12 (22.64%) WAN
5 12 (22.64%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (16.98%) DHCP
7 7 (13.21%) NAS
8 6 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (7.55%) FTP
10 2 (3.77%) Internet
10 2 (3.77%) VPN
11 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.89%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
1 9 (16.98%) Oracle Database
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.77%) DB2
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) LoadRunner
2 7 (13.21%) TestDirector
General
1 11 (20.75%) Retail
2 10 (18.87%) Finance
3 7 (13.21%) Legal
3 7 (13.21%) Billing
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Architect
2 11 (20.75%) Support Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Tester
3 8 (15.09%) Performance Tester
4 7 (13.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (13.21%) Technical Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Data Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Test Leader
5 6 (11.32%) Performance Test Leader
5 6 (11.32%) Data Centre Architect
6 5 (9.43%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Junior
7 4 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.55%) Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.77%) Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) IT Support
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) Software Packaging
2 2 (3.77%) Worklight
2 2 (3.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Replication
2 7 (13.21%) Clustering
2 7 (13.21%) N-Tier
2 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 49 (92.45%) Windows
2 26 (49.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (32.08%) Linux
4 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.77%) AIX
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.77%) SUSE
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) ITIL
2 14 (26.42%) Test Management
2 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
2 14 (26.42%) Performance Engineering
3 8 (15.09%) Migration
4 7 (13.21%) TOGAF
4 7 (13.21%) SOA
4 7 (13.21%) Project Management
4 7 (13.21%) Validation
4 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
4 7 (13.21%) DoDAF
4 7 (13.21%) Project Planning
4 7 (13.21%) Business Development
4 7 (13.21%) SABSA
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
7 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.77%) Content Management
7 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.89%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) PowerShell
2 14 (26.42%) C
2 14 (26.42%) C#
3 2 (3.77%) PHP
3 2 (3.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.98%) MCSE
3 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (15.09%) DV Cleared
4 8 (15.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (13.21%) MCITP
5 7 (13.21%) ISEB
5 7 (13.21%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.77%) HND
7 1 (1.89%) MCP
7 1 (1.89%) MCSA
7 1 (1.89%) CCNA
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.89%) VCAP
7 1 (1.89%) VTSP
7 1 (1.89%) CCEE
7 1 (1.89%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) COBIT
2 3 (5.66%) QA
3 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (77.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (35.85%) Hyper-V
3 16 (30.19%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (26.42%) XenApp
5 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
6 8 (15.09%) vCloud
7 7 (13.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (13.21%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (13.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 7 (13.21%) SCCM
3 2 (3.77%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 52 (98.11%) VMware
2 28 (52.83%) Cisco
3 19 (35.85%) HP
4 14 (26.42%) Citrix
5 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.98%) IBM
6 9 (16.98%) Red Hat
6 9 (16.98%) Oracle
7 7 (13.21%) Juniper
7 7 (13.21%) NetApp
7 7 (13.21%) Veritas
8 6 (11.32%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.66%) Fujitsu
10 2 (3.77%) webMethods
10 2 (3.77%) Adobe
11 1 (1.89%) Dell
11 1 (1.89%) EMC
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