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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 41 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 30 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 4.85% 1.91% 1.85%
As % of the System Software category 30.30% 13.64% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 30 10 10
Average salary £42,000 £42,900 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £37,500 £42,550
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £52,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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 Slough region.

System Software Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
99 88 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 15.99% 14.04% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 82 79 68
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £33,050 £34,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

vSphere
Salary Trend in Slough

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Slough

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Slough region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Slough

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 (89.58%) VMware
2 42 (87.50%) Linux
3 27 (56.25%) ITIL
4 26 (54.17%) Windows
4 26 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (39.58%) Firewall
5 19 (39.58%) SLA
5 19 (39.58%) Cisco
6 18 (37.50%) UNIX
7 17 (35.42%) Change Management
8 16 (33.33%) HP
9 15 (31.25%) Mathematics
10 14 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (29.17%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (29.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (29.17%) SAN
11 12 (25.00%) VMS
11 12 (25.00%) Oracle
11 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
12 11 (22.92%) Ubuntu
12 11 (22.92%) CentOS
12 11 (22.92%) nginx
12 11 (22.92%) Plesk
12 11 (22.92%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (22.92%) IIS
12 11 (22.92%) MySQL
12 11 (22.92%) Apache
12 11 (22.92%) Red Hat

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 11 (22.92%) IIS
1 11 (22.92%) Apache
1 11 (22.92%) nginx
2 6 (12.50%) CMS
2 6 (12.50%) Drupal
2 6 (12.50%) Alfresco
2 6 (12.50%) WordPress
3 5 (10.42%) Lync
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 19 (39.58%) Firewall
2 14 (29.17%) Fibre Channel
2 14 (29.17%) SAN
2 14 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (20.83%) FCoE
3 10 (20.83%) Ethernet
3 10 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (18.75%) VPN
4 9 (18.75%) DNS
5 6 (12.50%) LAN
5 6 (12.50%) WAN
6 5 (10.42%) MPLS
6 5 (10.42%) OSPF
6 5 (10.42%) BGP
6 5 (10.42%) SSL
6 5 (10.42%) IPsec
6 5 (10.42%) Multicast
7 4 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (8.33%) VLAN
7 4 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (22.92%) MySQL
3 8 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.33%) Games
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 15 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Support Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Graduate
6 5 (10.42%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior NOC Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Linux Support
7 4 (8.33%) IT Support
7 4 (8.33%) Linux Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Graduate IT Support Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) IT Graduate
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Mathematics
2 10 (20.83%) FlexPod
2 10 (20.83%) e-Health
3 5 (10.42%) Replication
3 5 (10.42%) Clustering
3 5 (10.42%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (87.50%) Linux
2 26 (54.17%) Windows
3 18 (37.50%) UNIX
4 12 (25.00%) VMS
5 11 (22.92%) Ubuntu
5 11 (22.92%) CentOS
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) ITIL
2 17 (35.42%) Change Management
3 14 (29.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (20.83%) Mentoring
4 10 (20.83%) Coaching
4 10 (20.83%) Problem Management
4 10 (20.83%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (10.42%) Migration
5 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.08%) Service Management
6 1 (2.08%) Time Management
6 1 (2.08%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) Perl
1 10 (20.83%) PHP
1 10 (20.83%) Python
2 5 (10.42%) SQL
3 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) CCNA
3 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (10.42%) Degree
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.25%) MCSE
5 3 (6.25%) MCSA
6 2 (4.17%) VCP4
6 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (39.58%) SLA
2 10 (20.83%) PCI DSS
3 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 26 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (22.92%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (18.75%) VMware ESX
4 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (8.33%) Samba
4 4 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.25%) XenApp
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
2 11 (22.92%) Plesk
2 11 (22.92%) cPanel
2 11 (22.92%) Webmin
3 4 (8.33%) SCCM
4 1 (2.08%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 43 (89.58%) VMware
2 19 (39.58%) Cisco
3 16 (33.33%) HP
4 12 (25.00%) Oracle
5 11 (22.92%) Red Hat
6 10 (20.83%) IBM
6 10 (20.83%) CA
7 9 (18.75%) NetApp
7 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.42%) Polycom
9 4 (8.33%) ProCurve
9 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 4 (8.33%) 3PAR
9 4 (8.33%) Brocade
10 3 (6.25%) Citrix
11 2 (4.17%) Progress