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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 109 64 104
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +40
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 31 73 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.23% 3.24% 1.18%
As % of the System Software category 8.93% 19.52% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21 63 20
Average salary £57,500 £40,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.75% -17.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £68,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
347 374 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 13.79% 16.61% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 237 310 190
Average salary £47,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 29 August 2014.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Reading

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 57 (100.00%) VMware
2 52 (91.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (63.16%) Windows
3 36 (63.16%) Citrix
4 33 (57.89%) Cisco
4 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
5 28 (49.12%) NetApp
6 26 (45.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (40.35%) Hyper-V
7 23 (40.35%) NCDA
8 22 (38.60%) NCIE
9 21 (36.84%) Linux
10 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (35.09%) VCAP
10 20 (35.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (33.33%) SQL
12 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
12 18 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (31.58%) VTSP
13 17 (29.82%) HP
13 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (28.07%) MCSE
15 15 (26.32%) MS Excel
15 15 (26.32%) EMC
15 15 (26.32%) MCITP
16 14 (24.56%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (24.56%) ITIL
17 13 (22.81%) IIS
17 13 (22.81%) MCTS
17 13 (22.81%) XenDesktop

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 13 (22.81%) IIS
2 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
2 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (14.04%) Apache
6 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (26.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.09%) Cisco Nexus
2 11 (19.30%) NetScaler
2 11 (19.30%) SAN
3 10 (17.54%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (14.04%) WAAS
4 8 (14.04%) DNS
5 6 (10.53%) FTP
6 4 (7.02%) DHCP
6 4 (7.02%) Firewall
7 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.51%) NAS
9 1 (1.75%) VoIP
9 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (14.04%) MySQL
3 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Consultant
2 13 (22.81%) Architect
2 13 (22.81%) Administrator
3 10 (17.54%) Storage Consultant
3 10 (17.54%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (14.04%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Virtualisation Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Storage Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 7 (12.28%) FlexPod Consultant
5 7 (12.28%) VMware Consultant
5 7 (12.28%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.77%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (8.77%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) FlexPod
2 8 (14.04%) CLARiiON
2 8 (14.04%) Celerra
3 1 (1.75%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 36 (63.16%) Windows
2 21 (36.84%) Linux
3 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (17.54%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (8.77%) UNIX
6 5 (8.77%) Solaris
7 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.51%) HPUX
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (7.02%) Change Management
4 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.26%) Validation
4 3 (5.26%) Data Management
5 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.51%) Software Architecture
5 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.51%) Web Development
6 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.75%) Project Management
6 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.75%) CRM
6 1 (1.75%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) Python
2 10 (17.54%) Ruby
2 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (3.51%) Perl
4 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (45.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 23 (40.35%) NCDA
3 22 (38.60%) NCIE
4 20 (35.09%) VCAP
5 18 (31.58%) VTSP
5 18 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (28.07%) MCSE
7 15 (26.32%) MCITP
8 14 (24.56%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (22.81%) MCTS
10 12 (21.05%) CCA
11 10 (17.54%) VCDX
12 9 (15.79%) CCIA
12 9 (15.79%) CCEA
13 8 (14.04%) DV Cleared
13 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
14 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (7.02%) CCNA
15 4 (7.02%) Degree
15 4 (7.02%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (91.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (40.35%) Hyper-V
3 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 13 (22.81%) XenDesktop
5 8 (14.04%) vCloud
6 7 (12.28%) XenApp
7 6 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (8.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
10 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (3.51%) XenServer
11 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.02%) XenMobile
3 3 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (5.26%) Legato
4 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.75%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 57 (100.00%) VMware
2 36 (63.16%) Citrix
3 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 33 (57.89%) Cisco
4 28 (49.12%) NetApp
5 17 (29.82%) HP
6 15 (26.32%) EMC
7 9 (15.79%) Juniper
8 8 (14.04%) 3PAR
9 6 (10.53%) Symantec
10 5 (8.77%) Dell
10 5 (8.77%) Oracle
11 3 (5.26%) IBM
11 3 (5.26%) CommVault
11 3 (5.26%) AppSense
12 2 (3.51%) Brocade
12 2 (3.51%) Veritas
12 2 (3.51%) JBoss
13 1 (1.75%) PlateSpin
13 1 (1.75%) Veeam