The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton 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 75 64 76
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 16 31 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.92% 3.43% 1.28%
As % of the System Software category 11.43% 19.62% 7.02%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 11
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £41,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
vSphere
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

System Software Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
140 158 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 16.77% 17.50% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 125 117 149
Average salary £41,500 £45,000 £33,163
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.77% +35.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

vSphere
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Southampton region.

vSphere Salary Trend in Southampton

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 52 (86.67%) VMware
2 49 (81.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (65.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (65.00%) MCSE
4 34 (56.67%) HP
5 30 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 28 (46.67%) Hyper-V
7 27 (45.00%) NetApp
8 25 (41.67%) Cisco
8 25 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (41.67%) vCloud
8 25 (41.67%) Office 365
8 25 (41.67%) Private Cloud
9 23 (38.33%) Windows
9 23 (38.33%) Citrix
10 22 (36.67%) Windows Server
10 22 (36.67%) XenApp
10 22 (36.67%) XenDesktop
11 19 (31.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
13 15 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (23.33%) CCNA
15 13 (21.67%) SAN
15 13 (21.67%) Service Management
15 13 (21.67%) Firewall
16 12 (20.00%) MS Excel
17 11 (18.33%) MCSA
17 11 (18.33%) MS Exchange
17 11 (18.33%) MCITP
17 11 (18.33%) Data Centre

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 11 (18.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 25 (41.67%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) Firewall
1 13 (21.67%) SAN
2 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (16.67%) NAS
3 3 (5.00%) DHCP
3 3 (5.00%) DNS
3 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.33%) LAN
4 2 (3.33%) WAN
4 2 (3.33%) WLAN
5 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Consultant
2 14 (23.33%) Technical Consultant
3 11 (18.33%) Administrator
3 11 (18.33%) Cloud Consultant
3 11 (18.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 11 (18.33%) Server Administrator
3 11 (18.33%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (15.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 8 (13.33%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
6 7 (11.67%) Senior Consultant
6 7 (11.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 5 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (8.33%) Service Manager
7 5 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (6.67%) Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Presales Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Data Centre Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Data Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (41.67%) Private Cloud
2 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
3 9 (15.00%) EMC VMAX
3 9 (15.00%) EMC VNX
3 9 (15.00%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (1.67%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.67%) EMC Centera
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.33%) Windows
2 22 (36.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.67%) Solaris
7 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Service Management
2 8 (13.33%) ITIL
3 7 (11.67%) Presales
4 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.33%) CRM
5 5 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.33%) SIEM
7 1 (1.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.67%) Perl
2 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (65.00%) MCSE
1 39 (65.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (31.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 15 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (23.33%) CCNA
5 11 (18.33%) MCITP
5 11 (18.33%) MCSA
6 8 (13.33%) VCP5
7 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 3 (5.00%) CCDA
8 3 (5.00%) CCDP
8 3 (5.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 49 (81.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (46.67%) Hyper-V
3 25 (41.67%) vCloud
4 22 (36.67%) XenApp
4 22 (36.67%) XenDesktop
5 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
6 10 (16.67%) VMware ESX
7 9 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (86.67%) VMware
2 34 (56.67%) HP
3 30 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 27 (45.00%) NetApp
5 25 (41.67%) Cisco
6 23 (38.33%) Citrix
7 9 (15.00%) EMC
8 6 (10.00%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.33%) IBM
10 1 (1.67%) Oracle
10 1 (1.67%) Sun