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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 56 45 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 4 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.71% 2.27% 0.95%
As % of the System Software category 9.76% 20.97% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 4
Average salary £48,750 £42,500 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.70% -24.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £22,500 £40,260
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 Slough region.

System Software Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
41 62 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 7.32% 10.82% 14.20%
Number of salaries quoted 35 53 70
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £34,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 26 (83.87%) VMware
2 21 (67.74%) NetApp
3 19 (61.29%) Cisco
4 17 (54.84%) SLA
4 17 (54.84%) ITIL
5 16 (51.61%) Risk Analysis
5 16 (51.61%) Root Cause Analysis
6 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
7 14 (45.16%) Windows
7 14 (45.16%) Data Centre
8 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
8 13 (41.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (38.71%) IBM
9 12 (38.71%) FlexPod
10 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
11 10 (32.26%) Firewall
11 10 (32.26%) DNS
11 10 (32.26%) HP
12 9 (29.03%) Data ONTAP
12 9 (29.03%) Driving Licence
13 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
13 8 (25.81%) SAN
13 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
13 8 (25.81%) WSUS
14 7 (22.58%) VMware ESX
14 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (22.58%) Linux

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) CMS
5 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) IaaS
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (32.26%) DNS
2 10 (32.26%) Firewall
3 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (25.81%) SAN
4 6 (19.35%) DHCP
5 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
5 4 (12.90%) FCoE
5 4 (12.90%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (12.90%) H.323
5 4 (12.90%) MGCP
5 4 (12.90%) Unified Communications
5 4 (12.90%) WebEx
6 3 (9.68%) VPN
7 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.45%) VoIP
8 1 (3.23%) LAN
8 1 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (12.90%) Billing
2 3 (9.68%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Support Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) VMware Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) VMware Support Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Team Leader
4 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) FlexPod Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Support Team Leader
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Support
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) IT Support
6 3 (9.68%) Network Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Server Support
7 2 (6.45%) Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Team Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Senior IT Support
7 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) XMPP
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Data Centre
2 12 (38.71%) FlexPod
3 9 (29.03%) Driving Licence
4 6 (19.35%) Clustering
5 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (12.90%) e-Health
6 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (12.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (3.23%) EqualLogic
7 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
7 1 (3.23%) Replication
7 1 (3.23%) Symmetrix
7 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
7 1 (3.23%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
3 9 (29.03%) Data ONTAP
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (22.58%) Linux
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (9.68%) Unix
7 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.45%) AIX
8 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) ITIL
2 16 (51.61%) Risk Analysis
2 16 (51.61%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
4 7 (22.58%) Coaching
5 5 (16.13%) Change Management
6 4 (12.90%) Presales
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) Capacity Management
8 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.45%) Converged Infrastructure
8 2 (6.45%) High Availability
8 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
9 1 (3.23%) Demand Management
9 1 (3.23%) ITSM
9 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (12.90%) CCNP
4 4 (12.90%) CCNP Voice
4 4 (12.90%) CCVP
4 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) CCIE
5 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.45%) MCSE
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.23%) NCIE
7 1 (3.23%) VCAP
7 1 (3.23%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (54.84%) SLA
2 6 (19.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (22.58%) VMware ESX
4 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.90%) vCloud
5 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.23%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.23%) XenApp
6 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) WSUS
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (9.68%) Backup Exec
3 3 (9.68%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (9.68%) Tivoli
3 3 (9.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (9.68%) vRealize
4 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) VMware
2 21 (67.74%) NetApp
3 19 (61.29%) Cisco
4 12 (38.71%) IBM
5 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (32.26%) HP
7 6 (19.35%) CA
7 6 (19.35%) Dell
8 4 (12.90%) Red Box
9 3 (9.68%) Citrix
9 3 (9.68%) Symantec
9 3 (9.68%) Veritas
10 2 (6.45%) Oracle
10 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
10 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
11 1 (3.23%) 3PAR
11 1 (3.23%) EMC
11 1 (3.23%) Veeam