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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 180 188 185
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 74 55 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.29% 0.92% 0.97%
As % of the System Software category 9.32% 8.49% 10.45%
Number of salaries quoted 51 52 36
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £30,300 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.79% -7.22%
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
794 648 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 13.85% 10.80% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 701 583 424
Average salary £34,500 £35,820 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.68% -6.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
Gloucestershire +23 31 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Bristol -3 13 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Wiltshire +7 12 £41,000 -13.68% 1
Dorset +2 8 - -
Somerset -7 2 £36,750 -9.25% 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 109 (97.32%) VMware
2 99 (88.39%) Windows
3 73 (65.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (49.11%) Linux
5 45 (40.18%) Security Cleared
6 44 (39.29%) Firewall
6 44 (39.29%) Windows Server
7 43 (38.39%) Citrix
8 38 (33.93%) TCP/IP
8 38 (33.93%) SC Cleared
9 37 (33.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (32.14%) Microsoft
11 34 (30.36%) SAN
11 34 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (29.46%) ITIL
13 32 (28.57%) XenApp
14 30 (26.79%) MS Exchange
15 29 (25.89%) Active Directory
16 27 (24.11%) SCCM
17 24 (21.43%) DNS
17 24 (21.43%) SQL
18 23 (20.54%) DHCP
19 22 (19.64%) SQL Server
19 22 (19.64%) Symantec
20 21 (18.75%) Cisco
21 20 (17.86%) Client/Server
21 20 (17.86%) NetApp
21 20 (17.86%) Finance
22 19 (16.96%) NetBackup
22 19 (16.96%) Backup Exec

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 30 (26.79%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (10.71%) Skype for Business
5 10 (8.93%) Apache
5 10 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2000
6 9 (8.04%) IIS
7 3 (2.68%) CloudStack
7 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.68%) JBoss
7 3 (2.68%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.68%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.89%) IaaS
3 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (39.29%) Firewall
2 38 (33.93%) TCP/IP
3 34 (30.36%) SAN
4 24 (21.43%) DNS
5 23 (20.54%) DHCP
6 14 (12.50%) NAS
6 14 (12.50%) VPN
7 11 (9.82%) SSL
8 9 (8.04%) SMTP
9 6 (5.36%) IPsec
10 4 (3.57%) WAN
11 3 (2.68%) LAN
12 2 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.79%) Wireless
13 1 (0.89%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 1 (0.89%) LDAP
13 1 (0.89%) Network Security
13 1 (0.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) MySQL
3 8 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) ClearQuest
2 6 (5.36%) TestDirector
3 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.68%) Subversion
4 3 (2.68%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (17.86%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Back Office
5 1 (0.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Electronics
5 1 (0.89%) Law
5 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (31.25%) Analyst
2 28 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 10 (8.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 10 (8.93%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Desktop Support
5 9 (8.04%) Storage Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Technical Leader
6 8 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) IT Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Support Team Leader
7 7 (6.25%) Team Leader
7 7 (6.25%) Technical Support
8 6 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) HTML
1 8 (7.14%) XML
2 7 (6.25%) LAMP
3 5 (4.46%) Web Services
4 3 (2.68%) .NET
5 2 (1.79%) COM
6 1 (0.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.86%) Client/Server
2 19 (16.96%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.68%) Statistics
4 2 (1.79%) Clustering
4 2 (1.79%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.79%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.89%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 99 (88.39%) Windows
2 55 (49.11%) Linux
3 44 (39.29%) Windows Server
4 37 (33.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (15.18%) Unix
7 16 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (10.71%) Windows 10
8 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (8.93%) Windows 2000
10 9 (8.04%) Data ONTAP
11 8 (7.14%) CentOS
11 8 (7.14%) Windows 8
12 7 (6.25%) Windows Vista
12 7 (6.25%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.79%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.89%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.46%) ITIL
2 18 (16.07%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (9.82%) Identity Management
4 11 (9.82%) Migration
5 8 (7.14%) Benchmarking
5 8 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 8 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (7.14%) Defect Management
5 8 (7.14%) Functional Testing
5 8 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 8 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 8 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 8 (7.14%) System Testing
5 8 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (7.14%) Usability Testing
5 8 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (6.25%) SIEM
7 6 (5.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.43%) SQL
2 12 (10.71%) JavaScript
2 12 (10.71%) Python
3 11 (9.82%) PowerShell
4 9 (8.04%) Perl
5 8 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 8 (7.14%) C
6 7 (6.25%) Ruby
7 5 (4.46%) VBScript
8 4 (3.57%) Java
8 4 (3.57%) PHP
9 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (40.18%) Security Cleared
2 38 (33.93%) SC Cleared
3 18 (16.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (10.71%) DV Cleared
4 12 (10.71%) MCSE
4 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (8.93%) MCITP
5 10 (8.93%) MCSA
5 10 (8.93%) VCP5
6 8 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (7.14%) ISEB
6 8 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (7.14%) NCDA
6 8 (7.14%) NCIE
7 7 (6.25%) CCNA
8 5 (4.46%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.79%) Degree
9 2 (1.79%) VCP4
10 1 (0.89%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) QA
2 5 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (65.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (28.57%) XenApp
3 29 (25.89%) Active Directory
4 17 (15.18%) vCloud
5 14 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 12 (10.71%) XenDesktop
7 7 (6.25%) Hyper-V
8 5 (4.46%) Xen
9 3 (2.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.68%) Postfix
9 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.68%) XenServer
10 2 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.79%) UAG
11 1 (0.89%) Docker
11 1 (0.89%) KVM
11 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (24.11%) SCCM
2 19 (16.96%) Backup Exec
2 19 (16.96%) NetBackup
3 17 (15.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (12.50%) WSUS
5 11 (9.82%) SCOM
6 8 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (3.57%) OpenView
7 4 (3.57%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.68%) Ansible
8 3 (2.68%) Cobbler
8 3 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.68%) Puppet
8 3 (2.68%) Salt
8 3 (2.68%) Terraform
9 2 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.89%) vMotion
10 1 (0.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 109 (97.32%) VMware
2 43 (38.39%) Citrix
3 36 (32.14%) Microsoft
4 22 (19.64%) Symantec
5 21 (18.75%) Cisco
6 20 (17.86%) NetApp
7 15 (13.39%) Sophos
8 14 (12.50%) HP
9 12 (10.71%) Red Hat
10 9 (8.04%) AppSense
11 8 (7.14%) Intel Security
11 8 (7.14%) Remedy
11 8 (7.14%) Sybase
12 6 (5.36%) EMC
12 6 (5.36%) Palo Alto
13 4 (3.57%) Dell
13 4 (3.57%) Oracle
14 3 (2.68%) EnterpriseDB
14 3 (2.68%) Juniper
14 3 (2.68%) SonicWALL
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