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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 137 161 147
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 121 67 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.04% 1.09% 1.39%
As % of the System Software category 13.73% 10.72% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 99 62 63
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,050 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,900 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

System Software Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
881 625 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 14.84% 10.13% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 650 520 402
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

vSphere
Salary Trend in the South West

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

vSphere Salary Trend in the South West

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

vSphere Salary Histogram in the South West

vSphere
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +39 34 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Wiltshire +18 31 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Gloucestershire +2 30 £34,000 -26.08%
Somerset - 20 £40,000 -
Bristol -49 4 £31,750 -20.62% 1
Devon -14 2 £35,000 +7.69% 4
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 178 (90.36%) VMware
2 157 (79.70%) Windows
3 127 (64.47%) Microsoft
4 109 (55.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 105 (53.30%) MS Exchange
6 67 (34.01%) SCCM
7 66 (33.50%) Active Directory
8 65 (32.99%) SAN
9 62 (31.47%) Linux
10 59 (29.95%) TCP/IP
10 59 (29.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 57 (28.93%) ITIL
12 52 (26.40%) Exchange Server 2010
13 48 (24.37%) Citrix
14 44 (22.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 44 (22.34%) SQL Server
14 44 (22.34%) SQL
14 44 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 42 (21.32%) Cisco
16 41 (20.81%) DNS
16 41 (20.81%) Symantec
16 41 (20.81%) Lync
17 38 (19.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 38 (19.29%) WAN
18 37 (18.78%) IIS
18 37 (18.78%) LAN
18 37 (18.78%) MCITP
19 36 (18.27%) Migration
20 35 (17.77%) Firewall
20 35 (17.77%) NetApp

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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
1 105 (53.30%) MS Exchange
2 52 (26.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (20.81%) Lync
4 37 (18.78%) IIS
5 23 (11.68%) SharePoint
6 17 (8.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (8.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (3.55%) Apache
9 7 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2000
10 6 (3.05%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS Project
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.09%) Office 365
2 7 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.54%) SaaS
4 5 (2.54%) PaaS
5 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.51%) Route 53
5 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 65 (32.99%) SAN
2 59 (29.95%) TCP/IP
3 41 (20.81%) DNS
4 38 (19.29%) WAN
5 37 (18.78%) LAN
6 35 (17.77%) Firewall
7 32 (16.24%) SSL
8 24 (12.18%) VPN
9 22 (11.17%) DHCP
10 21 (10.66%) WLAN
11 17 (8.63%) NAS
12 15 (7.61%) Network Security
12 15 (7.61%) SMTP
13 13 (6.60%) VLAN
14 12 (6.09%) Wireless
15 11 (5.58%) IPsec
15 11 (5.58%) FTP
16 7 (3.55%) HTTP
16 7 (3.55%) DMZ
16 7 (3.55%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.55%) MySQL
5 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 28 (14.21%) Finance
2 10 (5.08%) Military
3 6 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.02%) Legal
4 2 (1.02%) Retail
4 2 (1.02%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Local Government
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (31.47%) Analyst
2 46 (23.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (17.26%) Support Analyst
4 20 (10.15%) Support Engineer
5 19 (9.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 19 (9.64%) Storage Analyst
6 15 (7.61%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (7.11%) Senior Support Analyst
8 13 (6.60%) Systems Support
8 13 (6.60%) Systems Analyst
8 13 (6.60%) Server Analyst
9 12 (6.09%) Server Support Analyst
9 12 (6.09%) Systems Support Analyst
9 12 (6.09%) Server Support
9 12 (6.09%) Administrator
10 11 (5.58%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 11 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (5.08%) Platform Engineer
11 10 (5.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.54%) .NET
2 2 (1.02%) COM
2 2 (1.02%) X-Windows
2 2 (1.02%) LAMP
3 1 (0.51%) JSON
3 1 (0.51%) jQuery
3 1 (0.51%) HTML5
3 1 (0.51%) REST
3 1 (0.51%) CSS3
3 1 (0.51%) CSS
3 1 (0.51%) Web Services
3 1 (0.51%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.15%) Clustering
1 20 (10.15%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.09%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.55%) CESG
4 7 (3.55%) EqualLogic
5 6 (3.05%) Replication
6 5 (2.54%) PDA
7 4 (2.03%) Life Science
8 3 (1.52%) IVR
9 1 (0.51%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 157 (79.70%) Windows
2 62 (31.47%) Linux
3 44 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (19.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (17.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (10.66%) Data ONTAP
7 20 (10.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (8.63%) Windows 8
9 16 (8.12%) CentOS
10 11 (5.58%) Windows 7
11 8 (4.06%) Windows Vista
11 8 (4.06%) Windows XP
12 7 (3.55%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.52%) UNIX
14 2 (1.02%) Android
14 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.51%) Fedora
15 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.51%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (28.93%) ITIL
2 36 (18.27%) Migration
3 27 (13.71%) Project Management
4 22 (11.17%) ITIL V3
5 18 (9.14%) Capacity Management
6 15 (7.61%) Service Delivery
7 14 (7.11%) Service Management
8 13 (6.60%) Configuration Management
9 12 (6.09%) Time Management
10 11 (5.58%) DevOps
11 10 (5.08%) Scrum
11 10 (5.08%) Information Security
11 10 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.08%) Document Management
12 8 (4.06%) Load Balancing
12 8 (4.06%) Systems Analysis
13 7 (3.55%) Problem Management
13 7 (3.55%) Change Management
13 7 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (3.55%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.34%) SQL
2 22 (11.17%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.11%) C
4 8 (4.06%) VBScript
5 7 (3.55%) PHP
6 4 (2.03%) Python
6 4 (2.03%) Perl
7 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.52%) Ruby
8 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 59 (29.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 44 (22.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (18.78%) MCITP
4 33 (16.75%) Security Cleared
5 28 (14.21%) MCSE
6 22 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (9.14%) MCSA
7 18 (9.14%) CCNA
8 15 (7.61%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (6.60%) NCDA
9 13 (6.60%) NCIE
9 13 (6.60%) VCP5
10 11 (5.58%) DV Cleared
11 9 (4.57%) CCA
12 7 (3.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (3.55%) CISSP
12 7 (3.55%) SC Cleared
13 5 (2.54%) Degree
13 5 (2.54%) CCNP
14 1 (0.51%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 109 (55.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (33.50%) Active Directory
3 32 (16.24%) XenApp
4 26 (13.20%) Hyper-V
5 20 (10.15%) VMware ESX
6 15 (7.61%) vCloud
7 14 (7.11%) XenDesktop
8 12 (6.09%) XenServer
9 6 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (2.03%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.02%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.51%) Docker
13 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.51%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 67 (34.01%) SCCM
2 25 (12.69%) Backup Exec
3 24 (12.18%) Norton AntiVirus
3 24 (12.18%) NetBackup
4 23 (11.68%) SCOM
5 17 (8.63%) WSUS
6 12 (6.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (3.05%) Zenoss
7 6 (3.05%) WhatsUp Gold
8 5 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.54%) SCVMM
8 5 (2.54%) vMotion
9 3 (1.52%) Nagios
10 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.51%) Ansible
10 1 (0.51%) Salt
10 1 (0.51%) Puppet
10 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.51%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 178 (90.36%) VMware
2 127 (64.47%) Microsoft
3 48 (24.37%) Citrix
4 42 (21.32%) Cisco
5 41 (20.81%) Symantec
6 35 (17.77%) NetApp
7 30 (15.23%) HP
8 23 (11.68%) Dell
9 20 (10.15%) IBM
10 15 (7.61%) Avaya
11 14 (7.11%) Sophos
12 12 (6.09%) MobileIron
13 11 (5.58%) Red Hat
14 9 (4.57%) Veeam
15 7 (3.55%) 3PAR
16 5 (2.54%) Websense
16 5 (2.54%) Oracle
16 5 (2.54%) McAfee
17 2 (1.02%) CheckPoint
17 2 (1.02%) SonicWALL
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago