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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 115 113 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -47
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 25 27 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.09% 1.12% 3.22%
As % of the System Software category 7.65% 8.11% 18.21%
Number of salaries quoted 19 24 58
Average salary £38,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.94% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £58,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
327 333 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 14.25% 13.79% 17.68%
Number of salaries quoted 244 229 335
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,956 £30,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 28 May 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Reading

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 46 (97.87%) VMware
2 44 (93.62%) Windows
3 35 (74.47%) TCP/IP
4 34 (72.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (57.45%) Linux
6 26 (55.32%) Cisco
7 25 (53.19%) SAN
7 25 (53.19%) Hyper-V
8 22 (46.81%) HP
9 20 (42.55%) DNS
9 20 (42.55%) SharePoint
9 20 (42.55%) Data Centre
10 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
11 17 (36.17%) ITIL
11 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (34.04%) vCloud
13 15 (31.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (31.91%) Firewall
13 15 (31.91%) Oracle
14 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
14 14 (29.79%) LAN
14 14 (29.79%) DHCP
14 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
14 14 (29.79%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database
15 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
16 11 (23.40%) WAN
16 11 (23.40%) Project Management
16 11 (23.40%) Citrix
16 11 (23.40%) Management Information System

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 20 (42.55%) SharePoint
2 10 (21.28%) IIS
3 7 (14.89%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.26%) Apache
5 2 (4.26%) Lync
6 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
2 10 (21.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (74.47%) TCP/IP
2 25 (53.19%) SAN
3 20 (42.55%) DNS
4 15 (31.91%) Firewall
5 14 (29.79%) LAN
5 14 (29.79%) DHCP
6 11 (23.40%) WAN
7 10 (21.28%) NAS
8 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (17.02%) VPN
10 6 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (12.77%) FTP
11 4 (8.51%) SMTP
11 4 (8.51%) LDAP
12 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (2.13%) IPsec
13 1 (2.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (14.89%) MySQL
4 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) TestDirector
1 7 (14.89%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Legal
2 10 (21.28%) Retail
2 10 (21.28%) Billing
3 3 (6.38%) Advertising
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Architect
2 10 (21.28%) Support Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Technical Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Tester
3 7 (14.89%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Data Centre Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Performance Tester
4 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Data Architect
4 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (10.64%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Administrator
6 4 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Support
8 2 (4.26%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) IT Support
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) Data Centre
2 11 (23.40%) Management Information System
3 10 (21.28%) Clustering
3 10 (21.28%) N-Tier
4 7 (14.89%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (93.62%) Windows
2 27 (57.45%) Linux
3 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (31.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
7 5 (10.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) ITIL
2 11 (23.40%) Project Management
2 11 (23.40%) Migration
3 10 (21.28%) Validation
3 10 (21.28%) TOGAF
3 10 (21.28%) DoDAF
3 10 (21.28%) Project Planning
3 10 (21.28%) Business Development
3 10 (21.28%) Load Balancing
3 10 (21.28%) SOA
3 10 (21.28%) SABSA
4 7 (14.89%) Test Management
4 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
4 7 (14.89%) Performance Engineering
5 4 (8.51%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.13%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) PowerShell
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) C
2 7 (14.89%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 10 (21.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 10 (21.28%) MCITP
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (21.28%) MCSE
2 7 (14.89%) ISEB
2 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) COBIT
2 6 (12.77%) SLA
3 1 (2.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 34 (72.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (53.19%) Hyper-V
3 16 (34.04%) vCloud
4 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
5 11 (23.40%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (21.28%) XenApp
6 10 (21.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 10 (21.28%) Terminal Services
7 4 (8.51%) VMware ESX
8 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 7 (14.89%) SCCM
2 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 46 (97.87%) VMware
2 26 (55.32%) Cisco
3 22 (46.81%) HP
4 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
5 15 (31.91%) Oracle
6 11 (23.40%) Citrix
7 10 (21.28%) Juniper
7 10 (21.28%) Veritas
7 10 (21.28%) Red Hat
8 7 (14.89%) NetApp
9 6 (12.77%) 3PAR
9 6 (12.77%) IBM
10 3 (6.38%) Dell
11 2 (4.26%) EMC