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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 145 167 141
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -26
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 96 60 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.56% 1.03% 1.54%
As % of the System Software category 11.85% 12.10% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 77 58 77
Average salary £35,000 £39,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.94% -0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £28,200 £33,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,150 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £41,250 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -4.06%
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
810 496 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 13.13% 8.55% 9.44%
Number of salaries quoted 615 420 434
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +1 26 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Gloucestershire -10 24 £34,000 -26.08% 3
Devon +8 14 £35,000 -10.25%
Bristol -11 12 £37,500 +5.63% 3
Somerset +14 9 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Wiltshire -2 9 £34,000 -24.44%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 146 (92.41%) VMware
2 130 (82.28%) Windows
3 100 (63.29%) Microsoft
4 98 (62.03%) MS Exchange
5 91 (57.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 70 (44.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 65 (41.14%) SAN
8 63 (39.87%) Lync
9 61 (38.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 59 (37.34%) Citrix
11 57 (36.08%) Active Directory
12 55 (34.81%) TCP/IP
13 51 (32.28%) Project Management
13 51 (32.28%) SCCM
14 47 (29.75%) Windows Server 2008
15 46 (29.11%) Cisco
16 45 (28.48%) XenApp
17 43 (27.22%) Linux
18 39 (24.68%) IIS
18 39 (24.68%) XenDesktop
19 38 (24.05%) MCSE
20 37 (23.42%) WAN
20 37 (23.42%) VMware ESX
21 36 (22.78%) Migration
22 35 (22.15%) Windows Server 2012
23 34 (21.52%) HP
23 34 (21.52%) Citrix Certification
24 33 (20.89%) Exchange Server 2010
25 32 (20.25%) LAN
26 31 (19.62%) CCA

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 98 (62.03%) MS Exchange
2 63 (39.87%) Lync
3 39 (24.68%) IIS
4 33 (20.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (8.86%) SharePoint
7 13 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (2.53%) Apache
10 4 (2.53%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.27%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (13.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.16%) Office 365
2 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (41.14%) SAN
2 55 (34.81%) TCP/IP
3 37 (23.42%) WAN
4 32 (20.25%) LAN
5 29 (18.35%) SSL
6 27 (17.09%) NetScaler
7 24 (15.19%) Firewall
7 24 (15.19%) DNS
8 21 (13.29%) WLAN
9 19 (12.03%) NAS
10 15 (9.49%) VPN
11 11 (6.96%) DHCP
11 11 (6.96%) VLAN
12 10 (6.33%) IPsec
13 8 (5.06%) Wireless
14 7 (4.43%) iSCSI
15 6 (3.80%) Cisco Nexus
16 5 (3.16%) FTP
16 5 (3.16%) SMTP
16 5 (3.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.53%) MySQL
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (8.23%) Finance
2 8 (5.06%) Military
3 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.27%) Law
4 2 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Local Government
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (20.89%) Analyst
2 32 (20.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (15.82%) Consultant
4 23 (14.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 17 (10.76%) Support Engineer
5 17 (10.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (9.49%) Support Analyst
7 14 (8.86%) Senior Consultant
7 14 (8.86%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
8 11 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (6.96%) Storage Analyst
9 8 (5.06%) Platform Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Administrator
10 7 (4.43%) Architect
10 7 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Data Architect
11 6 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.53%) .NET
2 3 (1.90%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.63%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.39%) Clustering
2 8 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.16%) PDA
5 3 (1.90%) Life Science
5 3 (1.90%) IVR
6 2 (1.27%) EMC Centera
7 1 (0.63%) CESG
7 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.63%) Open Source
7 1 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 130 (82.28%) Windows
2 47 (29.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (27.22%) Linux
4 35 (22.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (17.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (10.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (8.86%) CentOS
8 11 (6.96%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.70%) Windows Vista
9 9 (5.70%) Windows XP
10 8 (5.06%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.16%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.90%) UNIX
13 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.63%) HPUX
14 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (32.28%) Project Management
2 36 (22.78%) Migration
3 30 (18.99%) ITIL
4 11 (6.96%) Configuration Management
4 11 (6.96%) ITIL V3
5 10 (6.33%) Service Management
6 8 (5.06%) Scrum
6 8 (5.06%) Information Security
6 8 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.06%) Document Management
6 8 (5.06%) Capacity Management
6 8 (5.06%) Time Management
6 8 (5.06%) DevOps
7 7 (4.43%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.16%) Change Management
8 5 (3.16%) Identity Management
8 5 (3.16%) Load Balancing
8 5 (3.16%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.53%) Change Control
9 4 (2.53%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.35%) SQL
2 12 (7.59%) C
3 11 (6.96%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.53%) PHP
5 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (44.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 61 (38.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (24.05%) MCSE
4 34 (21.52%) Citrix Certification
5 31 (19.62%) CCA
5 31 (19.62%) MCITP
6 22 (13.92%) CCEA
6 22 (13.92%) CCEE
7 18 (11.39%) Security Cleared
8 16 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (10.13%) MCSA
9 15 (9.49%) VCP5
10 10 (6.33%) MCP
11 9 (5.70%) CCNA
11 9 (5.70%) DV Cleared
11 9 (5.70%) VCP4
12 7 (4.43%) CCNP
13 6 (3.80%) NCDA
13 6 (3.80%) NCIE
14 5 (3.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) SLA
2 3 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (57.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (36.08%) Active Directory
3 45 (28.48%) XenApp
4 39 (24.68%) XenDesktop
5 37 (23.42%) VMware ESX
6 21 (13.29%) Hyper-V
7 15 (9.49%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (9.49%) vCloud
8 9 (5.70%) XenServer
9 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (2.53%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.27%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 51 (32.28%) SCCM
2 16 (10.13%) Backup Exec
3 15 (9.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (5.06%) NetBackup
5 7 (4.43%) SCOM
6 6 (3.80%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (3.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (3.16%) vMotion
7 5 (3.16%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.90%) WSUS
9 1 (0.63%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.63%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.63%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 146 (92.41%) VMware
2 100 (63.29%) Microsoft
3 59 (37.34%) Citrix
4 46 (29.11%) Cisco
5 34 (21.52%) HP
6 27 (17.09%) Symantec
6 27 (17.09%) EMC
7 25 (15.82%) AppSense
7 25 (15.82%) IBM
8 24 (15.19%) Dell
9 21 (13.29%) Avaya
10 19 (12.03%) NetApp
11 8 (5.06%) Veeam
12 7 (4.43%) Red Hat
12 7 (4.43%) SAP
13 6 (3.80%) McAfee
13 6 (3.80%) 3PAR
13 6 (3.80%) MobileIron
14 5 (3.16%) SonicWALL
14 5 (3.16%) Websense
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