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 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 176 173 177
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 61 51 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.01% 0.95% 1.07%
As % of the System Software category 9.41% 10.22% 10.85%
Number of salaries quoted 58 31 51
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £23,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
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
648 499 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.73% 9.27% 9.85%
Number of salaries quoted 591 415 479
Average salary £35,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.79% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -6 25 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Gloucestershire -4 11 £32,500 -29.34% 1
Devon +6 10 £35,000 -10.25%
Wiltshire -8 6 £47,500 +39.70%
Bristol -14 6 £45,000 +87.50% 3
Somerset +4 3 £40,500 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 101 (96.19%) VMware
2 87 (82.86%) Windows
3 70 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 69 (65.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 62 (59.05%) MS Exchange
6 61 (58.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 55 (52.38%) SAN
8 51 (48.57%) Citrix
9 47 (44.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 44 (41.90%) Lync
11 43 (40.95%) XenDesktop
12 40 (38.10%) XenApp
13 38 (36.19%) Project Management
14 37 (35.24%) TCP/IP
15 36 (34.29%) EMC
15 36 (34.29%) VMware ESX
16 35 (33.33%) MCSE
17 32 (30.48%) CCA
17 32 (30.48%) Citrix Certification
17 32 (30.48%) AppSense
17 32 (30.48%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (27.62%) NetScaler
19 28 (26.67%) CCEE
19 28 (26.67%) CCEA
19 28 (26.67%) Active Directory
19 28 (26.67%) WAN
20 27 (25.71%) LAN
21 25 (23.81%) HP
22 24 (22.86%) Linux
23 23 (21.90%) MS Excel

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 62 (59.05%) MS Exchange
2 44 (41.90%) Lync
3 18 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (15.24%) IIS
5 14 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2000
8 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.90%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.95%) Apache
11 1 (0.95%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (21.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Project
2 1 (0.95%) MS Office
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
1 1 (0.95%) Office 365
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (52.38%) SAN
2 37 (35.24%) TCP/IP
3 29 (27.62%) NetScaler
4 28 (26.67%) WAN
5 27 (25.71%) LAN
6 23 (21.90%) SSL
7 19 (18.10%) NAS
8 18 (17.14%) Firewall
9 15 (14.29%) DNS
10 14 (13.33%) VPN
11 13 (12.38%) IPsec
12 11 (10.48%) WLAN
13 10 (9.52%) DHCP
14 7 (6.67%) Wireless
15 3 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 3 (2.86%) FTP
16 2 (1.90%) iSCSI
17 1 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
17 1 (0.95%) Network Security
17 1 (0.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.95%) MySQL
General
1 6 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (1.90%) Law
3 1 (0.95%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (29.52%) Consultant
2 29 (27.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 24 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (16.19%) Senior Consultant
4 17 (16.19%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
5 15 (14.29%) Analyst
6 12 (11.43%) Support Analyst
6 12 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.71%) Administrator
7 6 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technician
8 5 (4.76%) Support Technician
8 5 (4.76%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Data Centre Architect
10 3 (2.86%) Applications Support Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.95%) HTML
2 1 (0.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.86%) Open Source
3 2 (1.90%) EMC Centera
4 1 (0.95%) PDA
4 1 (0.95%) Clustering
4 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 87 (82.86%) Windows
2 32 (30.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (22.86%) Linux
4 22 (20.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (12.38%) CentOS
5 13 (12.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (8.57%) Windows XP
8 8 (7.62%) Windows Vista
9 6 (5.71%) Windows 2000
10 5 (4.76%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.95%) HPUX
12 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.19%) Project Management
2 12 (11.43%) Migration
3 7 (6.67%) ITIL
4 3 (2.86%) Capacity Management
4 3 (2.86%) Identity Management
5 2 (1.90%) Benchmarking
5 2 (1.90%) Data Protection
5 2 (1.90%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (1.90%) ITIL V3
6 1 (0.95%) Software Architecture
6 1 (0.95%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (0.95%) Problem Management
6 1 (0.95%) Load Balancing
6 1 (0.95%) Project Planning
6 1 (0.95%) Web Development
6 1 (0.95%) Time Management
6 1 (0.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (0.95%) Performance Testing
6 1 (0.95%) Load Testing
6 1 (0.95%) Straight-Through Processing
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.10%) SQL
2 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.90%) Java
3 2 (1.90%) C
4 1 (0.95%) C#
4 1 (0.95%) C++
4 1 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (58.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 47 (44.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (33.33%) MCSE
4 32 (30.48%) CCA
4 32 (30.48%) Citrix Certification
5 28 (26.67%) CCEE
5 28 (26.67%) CCEA
6 16 (15.24%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (15.24%) MCITP
7 14 (13.33%) MCP
7 14 (13.33%) VCP5
8 13 (12.38%) CCNP
8 13 (12.38%) MCSA
9 12 (11.43%) VCP4
10 4 (3.81%) Degree
11 3 (2.86%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.86%) CCNA
12 2 (1.90%) MCTS
12 2 (1.90%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (65.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (40.95%) XenDesktop
3 40 (38.10%) XenApp
4 36 (34.29%) VMware ESX
5 28 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 14 (13.33%) vCloud
6 14 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.81%) XenServer
8 2 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.95%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (21.90%) SCCM
2 10 (9.52%) Backup Exec
3 8 (7.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.81%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.86%) SCOM
6 1 (0.95%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.95%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 101 (96.19%) VMware
2 70 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 51 (48.57%) Citrix
4 36 (34.29%) EMC
5 32 (30.48%) AppSense
6 25 (23.81%) HP
7 21 (20.00%) Cisco
8 17 (16.19%) Dell
9 13 (12.38%) IBM
10 12 (11.43%) SAP
11 11 (10.48%) Avaya
11 11 (10.48%) Symantec
12 8 (7.62%) SonicWALL
12 8 (7.62%) Veeam
13 6 (5.71%) NetApp
14 4 (3.81%) McAfee
14 4 (3.81%) Webroot
15 3 (2.86%) 3PAR
16 2 (1.90%) Websense
16 2 (1.90%) WatchGuard
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