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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 170 151 183
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +32
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 81 100 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.43% 1.62% 1.04%
As % of the System Software category 10.98% 11.79% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 60 76 59
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,597 £28,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
738 848 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 13.04% 13.72% 8.74%
Number of salaries quoted 629 625 434
Average salary £32,500 £35,660 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.86% -10.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Wiltshire +14 29 £45,000 +34.32% 2
Bristol +6 22 £48,750 +43.38% 1
Gloucestershire 0 17 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Devon 0 8 £23,750 -32.14%
Somerset -5 4 £26,597 -24.01% 1
Dorset -14 1 - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 134 (91.16%) VMware
2 118 (80.27%) Windows
3 87 (59.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 61 (41.50%) Linux
6 56 (38.10%) Firewall
7 55 (37.41%) Microsoft
7 55 (37.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (37.41%) Security Cleared
8 53 (36.05%) SC Cleared
9 52 (35.37%) ITIL
10 50 (34.01%) Citrix
11 44 (29.93%) MS Exchange
12 43 (29.25%) SAN
13 41 (27.89%) Cisco
14 40 (27.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 39 (26.53%) SCCM
16 37 (25.17%) TCP/IP
16 37 (25.17%) XenApp
17 35 (23.81%) Active Directory
17 35 (23.81%) NetApp
18 32 (21.77%) SQL
19 28 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
20 27 (18.37%) Data Centre
21 25 (17.01%) Performance Tuning
21 25 (17.01%) vCloud
21 25 (17.01%) Windows Server 2003
22 24 (16.33%) Symantec
22 24 (16.33%) DNS
23 23 (15.65%) HP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 44 (29.93%) MS Exchange
2 28 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (15.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 13 (8.84%) Exchange Server 2000
6 11 (7.48%) Skype for Business
7 10 (6.80%) CloudStack
7 10 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (6.80%) JBoss
7 10 (6.80%) OpenStack
7 10 (6.80%) WebLogic
7 10 (6.80%) WebSphere
7 10 (6.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (6.12%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (5.44%) IIS
9 8 (5.44%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (3.40%) Apache
10 5 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (3.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.36%) Office 365
3 2 (1.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (38.10%) Firewall
2 43 (29.25%) SAN
3 37 (25.17%) TCP/IP
4 24 (16.33%) DNS
5 21 (14.29%) DHCP
6 17 (11.56%) NAS
7 16 (10.88%) VPN
8 9 (6.12%) Wireless
9 8 (5.44%) WAN
10 7 (4.76%) LAN
11 6 (4.08%) SSL
12 5 (3.40%) SMTP
13 4 (2.72%) Internet
14 3 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
15 2 (1.36%) Network Security
15 2 (1.36%) OSPF
16 1 (0.68%) BIG-IP
16 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
16 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (3.40%) MySQL
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (6.80%) Git (software)
1 10 (6.80%) Jenkins
1 10 (6.80%) Subversion
1 10 (6.80%) TeamCity
2 5 (3.40%) ClearQuest
3 3 (2.04%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (14.29%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Retail
3 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.36%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (23.13%) Analyst
1 34 (23.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (15.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 21 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
4 18 (12.24%) Infrastructure Support
5 17 (11.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 17 (11.56%) Support Engineer
6 16 (10.88%) Support Analyst
6 16 (10.88%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (7.48%) Storage Analyst
8 11 (7.48%) Windows Engineer
9 10 (6.80%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (6.80%) Desktop Support
9 10 (6.80%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (6.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (6.80%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 10 (6.80%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (6.12%) Consultant
10 9 (6.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.16%) LAMP
2 10 (6.80%) .NET
3 5 (3.40%) HTML
3 5 (3.40%) XML
4 3 (2.04%) COM
4 3 (2.04%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 21 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 10 (6.80%) Clustering
4 8 (5.44%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.40%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.40%) FlexPod
6 4 (2.72%) SCADA
7 3 (2.04%) Statistics
8 2 (1.36%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.36%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.36%) iPad
8 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.36%) Replication
8 2 (1.36%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.68%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.68%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 118 (80.27%) Windows
2 63 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 61 (41.50%) Linux
4 55 (37.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (27.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (17.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (14.97%) Unix
8 18 (12.24%) Windows 10
9 14 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (8.84%) Windows 2000
10 13 (8.84%) Windows 8
11 11 (7.48%) Data ONTAP
12 9 (6.12%) Windows Vista
12 9 (6.12%) Windows XP
13 5 (3.40%) Windows 7
14 3 (2.04%) Solaris
14 3 (2.04%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.37%) ITIL
2 25 (17.01%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (11.56%) Migration
3 17 (11.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 15 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.16%) Identity Management
6 12 (8.16%) ITIL V3
6 12 (8.16%) RUP
7 11 (7.48%) DevOps
8 10 (6.80%) Auto-Scaling
8 10 (6.80%) Build Automation
8 10 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.80%) DSDM
8 10 (6.80%) OWASP
8 10 (6.80%) Scrum
9 8 (5.44%) Benchmarking
9 8 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (5.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.77%) SQL
2 12 (8.16%) Python
2 12 (8.16%) Ruby
3 11 (7.48%) C
4 10 (6.80%) Bash Shell
4 10 (6.80%) Shell Script
5 9 (6.12%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.36%) Perl
7 2 (1.36%) PHP
7 2 (1.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (37.41%) Security Cleared
2 53 (36.05%) SC Cleared
3 22 (14.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (10.88%) MCSE
6 14 (9.52%) Degree
7 12 (8.16%) MCITP
7 12 (8.16%) VCP5
8 11 (7.48%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (7.48%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (6.80%) CCNA
9 10 (6.80%) MCSA
10 8 (5.44%) DV Cleared
10 8 (5.44%) HND
10 8 (5.44%) NCDA
10 8 (5.44%) NCIE
11 5 (3.40%) ISEB
11 5 (3.40%) ISTQB
11 5 (3.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (2.72%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) SLA
2 5 (3.40%) QA
3 4 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (59.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (25.17%) XenApp
3 35 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 25 (17.01%) vCloud
5 14 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 14 (9.52%) XenDesktop
6 10 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (6.80%) Xen
6 10 (6.80%) XenServer
7 5 (3.40%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.72%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (2.72%) UAG
9 3 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.36%) Postfix
11 1 (0.68%) KVM
11 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 39 (26.53%) SCCM
2 23 (15.65%) Backup Exec
3 21 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 19 (12.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (11.56%) SCOM
5 17 (11.56%) WSUS
6 13 (8.84%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (7.48%) Tivoli
8 10 (6.80%) Ansible
8 10 (6.80%) Cobbler
8 10 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (6.80%) Puppet
8 10 (6.80%) Salt
8 10 (6.80%) Terraform
9 8 (5.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (3.40%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (2.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (2.04%) vRealize
13 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
13 1 (0.68%) vMotion
Vendors
1 134 (91.16%) VMware
2 55 (37.41%) Microsoft
3 50 (34.01%) Citrix
4 41 (27.89%) Cisco
5 35 (23.81%) NetApp
6 24 (16.33%) Symantec
7 23 (15.65%) HP
8 17 (11.56%) Red Hat
9 14 (9.52%) Intel Security
9 14 (9.52%) Sophos
10 10 (6.80%) AppSense
10 10 (6.80%) EnterpriseDB
10 10 (6.80%) Oracle
11 9 (6.12%) EMC
12 7 (4.76%) IBM
13 6 (4.08%) Dell
13 6 (4.08%) Remedy
14 5 (3.40%) SolarWinds
14 5 (3.40%) Sybase
15 4 (2.72%) 3PAR
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