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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 46 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 25 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.90% 2.01% 1.71%
As % of the System Software category 26.60% 12.24% 14.49%
Number of salaries quoted 25 11 10
Average salary £40,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.97% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £37,500 £38,050
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £46,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +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
94 98 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 14.66% 16.44% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 73 88 60
Average salary £42,500 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,150 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 30 January 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Slough

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 45 (91.84%) Linux
1 45 (91.84%) VMware
2 32 (65.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (44.90%) Firewall
4 21 (42.86%) SLA
4 21 (42.86%) Cisco
5 20 (40.82%) Windows
5 20 (40.82%) ITIL
6 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
7 16 (32.65%) DNS
7 16 (32.65%) UNIX
7 16 (32.65%) Change Management
7 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
8 15 (30.61%) Mathematics
8 15 (30.61%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (30.61%) VPN
8 15 (30.61%) CCNA
8 15 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (28.57%) SSL
9 14 (28.57%) IPsec
9 14 (28.57%) MPLS
9 14 (28.57%) OSPF
9 14 (28.57%) BGP
9 14 (28.57%) Multicast
9 14 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
9 14 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (28.57%) Degree
10 13 (26.53%) HP
11 12 (24.49%) VMS
11 12 (24.49%) Oracle

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (22.45%) Lync
1 11 (22.45%) nginx
1 11 (22.45%) IIS
1 11 (22.45%) Apache
2 6 (12.24%) CMS
2 6 (12.24%) WordPress
2 6 (12.24%) Drupal
2 6 (12.24%) Alfresco
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.90%) Firewall
2 16 (32.65%) DNS
3 15 (30.61%) VPN
4 14 (28.57%) SSL
4 14 (28.57%) IPsec
4 14 (28.57%) MPLS
4 14 (28.57%) OSPF
4 14 (28.57%) BGP
4 14 (28.57%) Multicast
5 8 (16.33%) SAN
6 7 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (12.24%) Ethernet
7 6 (12.24%) FCoE
7 6 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.04%) VLAN
8 1 (2.04%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (2.04%) SNMP
8 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) MySQL
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
3 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (8.16%) Games
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (26.53%) NOC Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Support Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Senior NOC Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) IT Support
6 4 (8.16%) Linux Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Linux Support
7 3 (6.12%) IT Graduate
7 3 (6.12%) Graduate IT Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Graduate
8 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.08%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Mathematics
2 14 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (12.24%) FlexPod
3 6 (12.24%) e-Health
4 5 (10.20%) Replication
4 5 (10.20%) Clustering
5 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (91.84%) Linux
2 20 (40.82%) Windows
3 16 (32.65%) UNIX
4 12 (24.49%) VMS
5 11 (22.45%) Ubuntu
5 11 (22.45%) CentOS
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) ITIL
2 16 (32.65%) Change Management
3 10 (20.41%) Network Management
3 10 (20.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (12.24%) Problem Management
4 6 (12.24%) Risk Analysis
4 6 (12.24%) Mentoring
4 6 (12.24%) Coaching
5 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (10.20%) Migration
6 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Python
1 10 (20.41%) Perl
1 10 (20.41%) PHP
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.61%) CCNA
2 15 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (28.57%) Degree
4 6 (12.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.04%) MCSE
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.86%) SLA
2 14 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (12.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (65.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (30.61%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (20.41%) VMware ESX
3 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.04%) XenApp
5 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.04%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) HP Data Protector
2 11 (22.45%) Plesk
2 11 (22.45%) cPanel
2 11 (22.45%) Webmin
3 10 (20.41%) Zenoss
4 1 (2.04%) WSUS
4 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (91.84%) VMware
2 21 (42.86%) Cisco
3 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
4 13 (26.53%) HP
5 12 (24.49%) Oracle
5 12 (24.49%) Polycom
6 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
7 7 (14.29%) NetApp
8 6 (12.24%) CA
8 6 (12.24%) IBM
9 1 (2.04%) Brocade
9 1 (2.04%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.04%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.04%) Citrix