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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 173 193 152
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -41
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 65 36 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.59% 1.34%
As % of the System Software category 9.31% 5.54% 15.08%
Number of salaries quoted 56 34 47
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,750 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -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
698 650 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 11.75% 10.62% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 558 570 382
Average salary £37,325 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.84% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,875
% change year-on-year
- -3.53%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Wiltshire +24 27 £42,500 -5.55%
Dorset +14 16 £50,000 +37.93%
Gloucestershire -5 15 £40,000 -13.04% 10
Bristol -19 6 £45,000 +33.33%
Devon -6 2 £27,125 -21.94% 2
Somerset - 1 £45,000 - 2
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 161 (89.44%) VMware
2 138 (76.67%) Windows
3 108 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 105 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 95 (52.78%) MS Exchange
6 61 (33.89%) SAN
7 58 (32.22%) ITIL
8 57 (31.67%) Active Directory
9 54 (30.00%) Linux
10 52 (28.89%) Citrix
10 52 (28.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 49 (27.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 48 (26.67%) SCCM
13 46 (25.56%) TCP/IP
13 46 (25.56%) SQL Server
14 41 (22.78%) Symantec
15 37 (20.56%) NetApp
16 35 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
17 34 (18.89%) DNS
17 34 (18.89%) Firewall
17 34 (18.89%) Windows Server 2008
18 33 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
18 33 (18.33%) SQL
19 32 (17.78%) XenApp
19 32 (17.78%) PowerShell
20 31 (17.22%) LAN
20 31 (17.22%) Finance
21 30 (16.67%) MCITP
21 30 (16.67%) WAN
22 29 (16.11%) Security Cleared

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 95 (52.78%) MS Exchange
2 49 (27.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (15.00%) Lync
4 23 (12.78%) IIS
5 21 (11.67%) SharePoint
6 15 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (2.78%) Apache
11 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.56%) Office 365
2 7 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.78%) SaaS
4 5 (2.78%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.56%) Route 53
5 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 61 (33.89%) SAN
2 46 (25.56%) TCP/IP
3 34 (18.89%) DNS
3 34 (18.89%) Firewall
4 31 (17.22%) LAN
5 30 (16.67%) WAN
6 27 (15.00%) SSL
7 24 (13.33%) VPN
8 20 (11.11%) NAS
9 16 (8.89%) Network Security
10 14 (7.78%) IPsec
10 14 (7.78%) DHCP
11 13 (7.22%) WLAN
11 13 (7.22%) SMTP
12 10 (5.56%) Wireless
13 7 (3.89%) X.400
13 7 (3.89%) VLAN
13 7 (3.89%) DMZ
13 7 (3.89%) FTP
13 7 (3.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.78%) MySQL
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 31 (17.22%) Finance
2 7 (3.89%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.33%) Military
4 3 (1.67%) Retail
4 3 (1.67%) Marketing
4 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.11%) Banking
5 2 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (36.11%) Analyst
2 40 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (18.89%) Support Analyst
4 22 (12.22%) Team Leader
5 21 (11.67%) Storage Analyst
6 20 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 18 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
8 17 (9.44%) Senior Support Analyst
8 17 (9.44%) Support Team Leader
9 15 (8.33%) Server Analyst
10 14 (7.78%) Server Support Analyst
10 14 (7.78%) Server Support
11 13 (7.22%) Support Engineer
11 13 (7.22%) Systems Analyst
12 12 (6.67%) Systems Support
12 12 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
13 11 (6.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 11 (6.11%) Senior Server Analyst
14 10 (5.56%) Administrator
15 9 (5.00%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.67%) .NET
1 3 (1.67%) COM
2 2 (1.11%) X-Windows
2 2 (1.11%) LAMP
3 1 (0.56%) JSON
3 1 (0.56%) jQuery
3 1 (0.56%) HTML5
3 1 (0.56%) REST
3 1 (0.56%) CSS3
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
3 1 (0.56%) Web Services
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.78%) Clustering
1 14 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.89%) CESG
4 7 (3.89%) EqualLogic
5 6 (3.33%) Replication
6 4 (2.22%) Life Science
7 3 (1.67%) IVR
8 2 (1.11%) PDA
9 1 (0.56%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 138 (76.67%) Windows
2 54 (30.00%) Linux
3 34 (18.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (13.89%) Data ONTAP
6 24 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (12.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (9.44%) CentOS
9 15 (8.33%) Windows 7
10 13 (7.22%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.22%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.11%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.11%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.11%) Android
12 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.56%) Fedora
13 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (32.22%) ITIL
2 27 (15.00%) Migration
3 26 (14.44%) ITIL V3
4 22 (12.22%) Capacity Management
5 16 (8.89%) Project Management
6 15 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 11 (6.11%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (4.44%) Change Management
8 8 (4.44%) Service Management
8 8 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.44%) Change Control
8 8 (4.44%) Systems Analysis
8 8 (4.44%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.44%) Time Management
9 7 (3.89%) Performance Management
9 7 (3.89%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.89%) DevOps
10 6 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.33%) SQL
2 32 (17.78%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.67%) VBScript
4 9 (5.00%) C
5 5 (2.78%) PHP
6 4 (2.22%) Perl
6 4 (2.22%) Python
7 3 (1.67%) Ruby
7 3 (1.67%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 52 (28.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 35 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (16.67%) MCITP
4 29 (16.11%) Security Cleared
5 28 (15.56%) MCSE
6 22 (12.22%) MCSA
7 16 (8.89%) CCNA
7 16 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (8.89%) VCP5
8 15 (8.33%) NCDA
8 15 (8.33%) NCIE
9 11 (6.11%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (4.44%) SC Cleared
11 7 (3.89%) CISSP
11 7 (3.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (3.33%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.78%) Degree
14 2 (1.11%) CCA
15 1 (0.56%) CCNP
15 1 (0.56%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 105 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (31.67%) Active Directory
3 32 (17.78%) XenApp
4 21 (11.67%) Hyper-V
5 15 (8.33%) vCloud
6 13 (7.22%) VMware ESX
7 12 (6.67%) XenServer
8 6 (3.33%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.78%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.11%) Xen
11 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.56%) Postfix
12 1 (0.56%) Docker
12 1 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 48 (26.67%) SCCM
2 27 (15.00%) NetBackup
3 26 (14.44%) Backup Exec
4 25 (13.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 24 (13.33%) WSUS
6 20 (11.11%) SCOM
7 12 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 10 (5.56%) Zenoss
8 10 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.11%) Nagios
9 2 (1.11%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.11%) vMotion
10 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.56%) Ansible
10 1 (0.56%) Salt
10 1 (0.56%) Puppet
10 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.56%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 161 (89.44%) VMware
2 108 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 52 (28.89%) Citrix
4 41 (22.78%) Symantec
5 37 (20.56%) NetApp
6 26 (14.44%) Cisco
7 21 (11.67%) Sophos
8 18 (10.00%) HP
9 16 (8.89%) Dell
10 12 (6.67%) MobileIron
11 11 (6.11%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.89%) Avaya
12 7 (3.89%) Veeam
13 6 (3.33%) IBM
14 4 (2.22%) Oracle
15 2 (1.11%) CheckPoint
15 2 (1.11%) Websense
15 2 (1.11%) Wyse
15 2 (1.11%) McAfee
15 2 (1.11%) Dell KACE
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