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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 197 146 128
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -18
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 38 69 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 1.36% 1.70%
As % of the System Software category 6.22% 16.63% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 35 48 89
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £46,450 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
611 415 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.03% 8.20% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 529 351 624
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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
Bristol -13 14 £37,500 +11.11% 2
Wiltshire -11 8 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Devon -8 6 £34,750 -0.71% 2
Gloucestershire -2 5 £46,000 +61.40% 1
Dorset -31 2 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Cornwall - 1 £19,250 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 100 (98.04%) VMware
2 93 (91.18%) Windows
3 61 (59.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (51.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (50.98%) VMware ESX
6 50 (49.02%) Active Directory
7 49 (48.04%) Microsoft
8 47 (46.08%) SAN
9 44 (43.14%) DHCP
10 43 (42.16%) TCP/IP
11 42 (41.18%) MS Exchange
12 38 (37.25%) Linux
13 37 (36.27%) DNS
14 35 (34.31%) Citrix
15 34 (33.33%) Cisco
16 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 31 (30.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 30 (29.41%) HP
18 30 (29.41%) Security Cleared
19 29 (28.43%) Firewall
20 27 (26.47%) Symantec
21 26 (25.49%) SQL
21 26 (25.49%) SQL Server
21 26 (25.49%) Lync
22 25 (24.51%) Exchange Server 2010
22 25 (24.51%) ITIL
22 25 (24.51%) Windows XP
22 25 (24.51%) NetBackup
23 24 (23.53%) IIS
23 24 (23.53%) MySQL

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 42 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 26 (25.49%) Lync
3 25 (24.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (23.53%) IIS
5 17 (16.67%) Apache
5 17 (16.67%) WebLogic
6 16 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2000
8 7 (6.86%) SharePoint
9 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (46.08%) SAN
2 44 (43.14%) DHCP
3 43 (42.16%) TCP/IP
4 37 (36.27%) DNS
5 29 (28.43%) Firewall
6 19 (18.63%) VPN
7 18 (17.65%) LAN
8 16 (15.69%) SSL
9 15 (14.71%) WAN
10 8 (7.84%) NAS
10 8 (7.84%) SMTP
10 8 (7.84%) IPsec
11 7 (6.86%) HTTP
12 6 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (5.88%) WLAN
13 4 (3.92%) VLAN
14 3 (2.94%) Wireless
14 3 (2.94%) Intranet
14 3 (2.94%) PABX
14 3 (2.94%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 24 (23.53%) MySQL
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.94%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.96%) Finance
3 2 (1.96%) Automotive
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (42.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (20.59%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.78%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (10.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) Wintel Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Administrator
8 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Team Leader
9 3 (2.94%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.94%) IT Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Consultant
9 3 (2.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.67%) J2EE
2 12 (11.76%) HTML
3 7 (6.86%) XML
4 5 (4.90%) Web Services
5 4 (3.92%) .NET
6 2 (1.96%) CSS
7 1 (0.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.92%) EqualLogic
3 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.94%) iPad
4 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.98%) Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) Open Source
5 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 93 (91.18%) Windows
2 53 (51.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (37.25%) Linux
4 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (24.51%) Windows XP
6 21 (20.59%) Windows 8
7 19 (18.63%) Windows Vista
8 17 (16.67%) HPUX
8 17 (16.67%) Solaris
9 13 (12.75%) CentOS
9 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (10.78%) Windows 2000
10 11 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (9.80%) Windows 7
12 3 (2.94%) UNIX
13 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) ITIL
2 17 (16.67%) Web Development
2 17 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 14 (13.73%) Identity Management
4 10 (9.80%) Project Management
5 8 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (6.86%) Migration
6 7 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.88%) Release Management
8 5 (4.90%) Service Management
8 5 (4.90%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.92%) Project Planning
9 4 (3.92%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.92%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.92%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.92%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.92%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.92%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.94%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.49%) SQL
2 17 (16.67%) Perl
3 15 (14.71%) Java
4 13 (12.75%) C#
4 13 (12.75%) C++
5 4 (3.92%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.94%) VB
6 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.96%) VBScript
8 1 (0.98%) PHP
8 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (30.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 23 (22.55%) MCSE
3 23 (22.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 20 (19.61%) SC Cleared
5 18 (17.65%) DV Cleared
6 15 (14.71%) MCITP
7 13 (12.75%) MCSA
8 9 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (8.82%) CCNP
9 8 (7.84%) Degree
10 5 (4.90%) MCP
11 4 (3.92%) MCTS
12 3 (2.94%) CCA
12 3 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.98%) HND
13 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.98%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (59.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (50.98%) VMware ESX
3 50 (49.02%) Active Directory
4 10 (9.80%) XenApp
5 8 (7.84%) vCloud
6 7 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
7 6 (5.88%) XenDesktop
8 5 (4.90%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 25 (24.51%) NetBackup
2 15 (14.71%) Backup Exec
3 12 (11.76%) SCCM
4 8 (7.84%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (7.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (5.88%) WSUS
6 3 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 100 (98.04%) VMware
2 49 (48.04%) Microsoft
3 35 (34.31%) Citrix
4 34 (33.33%) Cisco
5 30 (29.41%) HP
6 27 (26.47%) Symantec
7 17 (16.67%) Brocade
7 17 (16.67%) JBoss
7 17 (16.67%) NetApp
7 17 (16.67%) Veritas
8 13 (12.75%) Red Hat
8 13 (12.75%) Dell
9 8 (7.84%) McAfee
10 7 (6.86%) Apple
10 7 (6.86%) IBM
11 6 (5.88%) Avaya
12 4 (3.92%) CommVault
12 4 (3.92%) AppSense
13 3 (2.94%) Juniper
14 2 (1.96%) ProCurve
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Posted: 38 minutes ago
Devon
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