The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 242 245 243
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1341 1272 1274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.17% 1.16%
As % of the System Software category 10.20% 11.11% 11.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1172 1009 1141
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
13153 11445 11476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.53% 10.50% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11103 9553 9888
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

vSphere
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK.

vSphere Salary Trend in the UK

vSphere
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 within the UK.

vSphere Salary Histogram in the UK

vSphere
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 20 November 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
England +4 1292 £43,500 -3.33% 131
London +4 496 £48,500 -3.00% 45
South East +24 324 £44,500 +8.53% 37
City of London -7 133 £50,000 -6.97% 8
West Midlands +63 125 £36,000 -26.90% 5
Yorkshire -34 116 £37,500 +11.94% 8
East of England -46 102 £45,000 - 8
Berkshire +33 99 £35,750 -10.62% 3
West Yorkshire -27 85 £38,000 +13.43% 8
Surrey +25 70 £45,000 - 4
Leeds -34 68 £38,000 +13.43% 7
Birmingham +22 65 £35,750 -28.50% 2
South West -1 61 £45,500 +16.66% 11
Reading +28 58 £39,500 -7.05% 1
North West -26 57 £33,000 -17.50% 12
Hampshire -22 53 £45,000 +28.57% 15
Hertfordshire +20 51 £45,000 -10.00% 7
West Sussex +29 40 £46,000 +15.00% 7
Dorset +21 40 £46,250 +32.14% 3
Manchester -13 38 £33,500 +11.66% 10
East Midlands +10 35 £41,250 +8.55% 4
Crawley +25 33 £46,500 -2.10% 2
Poole - 33 £37,500 - 1
Kent +20 27 £45,000 - 2
South Yorkshire 0 24 £34,000 -11.28%
Nottinghamshire +17 23 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Nottingham +17 23 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Scotland -4 21 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Buckinghamshire -32 21 £35,000 +59.09%
Sheffield -9 20 £35,000 -8.67%

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 2370 (95.68%) VMware
2 1865 (75.29%) Windows
3 1664 (67.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1276 (51.51%) Microsoft
5 1186 (47.88%) Active Directory
6 1066 (43.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1036 (41.82%) Citrix
8 967 (39.04%) SAN
9 966 (39.00%) MS Exchange
10 916 (36.98%) Cisco
11 758 (30.60%) Linux
12 681 (27.49%) DNS
13 648 (26.16%) HP
14 644 (26.00%) ITIL
15 626 (25.27%) XenApp
16 617 (24.91%) Firewall
17 600 (24.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 598 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
19 581 (23.46%) Exchange Server 2010
20 556 (22.45%) SQL Server
21 541 (21.84%) DHCP
22 450 (18.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 447 (18.05%) Microsoft Certification
24 445 (17.97%) MS Excel
25 441 (17.80%) VMware ESX
26 435 (17.56%) NetApp
27 433 (17.48%) TCP/IP
28 425 (17.16%) SQL
28 425 (17.16%) Hyper-V
29 417 (16.83%) Finance

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 966 (39.00%) MS Exchange
2 581 (23.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 318 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 260 (10.50%) IIS
5 252 (10.17%) SharePoint
6 219 (8.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 204 (8.24%) Lync
8 190 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 157 (6.34%) Apache
10 91 (3.67%) Tomcat
11 71 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 48 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
13 45 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
14 42 (1.70%) CMS
15 39 (1.57%) JBoss
16 33 (1.33%) WebLogic
17 32 (1.29%) WebSphere
18 28 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
18 28 (1.13%) OpenStack
19 19 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 445 (17.97%) MS Excel
2 194 (7.83%) MS Office
3 18 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.12%) MS Project
6 1 (0.040%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.040%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.20%) Summit
5 4 (0.16%) Tridion
5 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.040%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.040%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.040%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.040%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 109 (4.40%) Office 365
2 60 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (2.06%) IaaS
5 42 (1.70%) PaaS
6 41 (1.66%) SaaS
7 32 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.44%) IBM SmartCloud
9 9 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.081%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.040%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.040%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 967 (39.04%) SAN
2 681 (27.49%) DNS
3 617 (24.91%) Firewall
4 541 (21.84%) DHCP
5 433 (17.48%) TCP/IP
6 358 (14.45%) WAN
7 343 (13.85%) LAN
8 311 (12.56%) VPN
9 288 (11.63%) NAS
10 210 (8.48%) NetScaler
11 176 (7.11%) iSCSI
12 162 (6.54%) VLAN
13 135 (5.45%) Internet
14 131 (5.29%) Cisco ASA
15 122 (4.93%) Cisco Nexus
16 119 (4.80%) IPsec
17 115 (4.64%) SSL
18 107 (4.32%) Wireless
19 103 (4.16%) VoIP
20 98 (3.96%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 556 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 180 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 130 (5.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 130 (5.25%) MySQL
4 59 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 45 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 45 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 42 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 28 (1.13%) DB2
8 20 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.57%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.48%) Redis
11 12 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (0.44%) Informix
13 9 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 30 (1.21%) Jenkins
3 28 (1.13%) Subversion
4 21 (0.85%) AdminStudio
5 19 (0.77%) JIRA
6 14 (0.57%) Hudson
7 12 (0.48%) LoadRunner
8 11 (0.44%) Ant
9 8 (0.32%) MSI
9 8 (0.32%) CruiseControl
9 8 (0.32%) Juju
10 7 (0.28%) Maven
11 6 (0.24%) Mercurial
11 6 (0.24%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.24%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
12 5 (0.20%) JMeter
13 4 (0.16%) JProfiler
13 4 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 417 (16.83%) Finance
2 66 (2.66%) Banking
3 60 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 57 (2.30%) Law
5 50 (2.02%) Legal
6 41 (1.66%) Publishing
7 39 (1.57%) Back Office
8 34 (1.37%) Advertising
9 31 (1.25%) Retail
10 29 (1.17%) Marketing
11 20 (0.81%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.69%) Games
13 16 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.61%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.36%) Electronics
17 2 (0.081%) Military
17 2 (0.081%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.081%) Welsh Language
17 2 (0.081%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 406 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 337 (13.61%) Analyst
3 334 (13.48%) Support Engineer
4 206 (8.32%) 3rd Line Support
5 204 (8.24%) Consultant
6 202 (8.16%) Administrator
7 156 (6.30%) Systems Administrator
8 143 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 133 (5.37%) Support Analyst
10 128 (5.17%) Architect
11 106 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 104 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
13 93 (3.75%) Server Engineer
14 87 (3.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 83 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
16 81 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
17 75 (3.03%) Team Leader
18 70 (2.83%) VMware Engineer
19 68 (2.75%) Technical Support
19 68 (2.75%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (2.91%) Web Services
2 41 (1.66%) .NET
3 40 (1.61%) Application Packaging
4 21 (0.85%) HTML
5 20 (0.81%) XML
6 16 (0.65%) Middleware
7 15 (0.61%) Ajax
7 15 (0.61%) JSON
8 12 (0.48%) RESTful
9 11 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (0.36%) LAMP
10 9 (0.36%) J2EE
10 9 (0.36%) COM
10 9 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (0.36%) Software Packaging
11 8 (0.32%) Django
12 7 (0.28%) XHTML
13 5 (0.20%) X-Windows
14 4 (0.16%) WSH
14 4 (0.16%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 267 (10.78%) Clustering
2 164 (6.62%) Replication
3 131 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
4 115 (4.64%) Blackberry
5 106 (4.28%) CLARiiON
6 76 (3.07%) Management Information System
7 61 (2.46%) EqualLogic
8 56 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
9 52 (2.10%) Hedge funds
10 32 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
11 31 (1.25%) PKI
12 30 (1.21%) Open Source
13 28 (1.13%) Computer Science
14 25 (1.01%) Thin Client
14 25 (1.01%) Fat Client
15 24 (0.97%) Mobile App
16 21 (0.85%) SecurID
17 18 (0.73%) GIS
17 18 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (0.73%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 1865 (75.29%) Windows
2 1066 (43.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 758 (30.60%) Linux
4 600 (24.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 598 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 276 (11.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 227 (9.16%) Windows 7
8 200 (8.07%) UNIX
9 141 (5.69%) Solaris
9 141 (5.69%) CentOS
10 134 (5.41%) Windows XP
11 119 (4.80%) Windows 8
12 58 (2.34%) AIX
12 58 (2.34%) Windows Vista
13 49 (1.98%) Windows 2000
14 47 (1.90%) VMS
15 40 (1.61%) Android
16 37 (1.49%) Ubuntu
17 28 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
18 26 (1.05%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 644 (26.00%) ITIL
2 201 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 180 (7.27%) Project Management
4 162 (6.54%) Change Management
5 161 (6.50%) Migration
6 112 (4.52%) Configuration Management
7 109 (4.40%) Load Balancing
8 106 (4.28%) Problem Management
9 105 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
10 87 (3.51%) Incident Management
11 82 (3.31%) Business Continuity
12 81 (3.27%) Capacity Management
13 79 (3.19%) DevOps
14 78 (3.15%) Service Management
15 76 (3.07%) Service Delivery
16 68 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
16 68 (2.75%) Mentoring
17 56 (2.26%) PRINCE2
18 54 (2.18%) Change Control
19 53 (2.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 425 (17.16%) SQL
2 259 (10.46%) PowerShell
3 152 (6.14%) Perl
4 114 (4.60%) PHP
5 92 (3.71%) Python
6 90 (3.63%) Bash Shell
7 70 (2.83%) VBScript
8 66 (2.66%) Java
9 60 (2.42%) Ruby
10 53 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 41 (1.66%) T-SQL
12 37 (1.49%) JavaScript
13 35 (1.41%) C#
13 35 (1.41%) VB
14 34 (1.37%) C
15 16 (0.65%) Korn
16 14 (0.57%) C++
17 7 (0.28%) R
18 6 (0.24%) Bourne shell
19 5 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 450 (18.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 447 (18.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 354 (14.29%) MCSE
4 284 (11.47%) Cisco Certification
5 192 (7.75%) Degree
6 163 (6.58%) Citrix Certification
7 155 (6.26%) Security Cleared
8 151 (6.10%) CCNA
9 145 (5.85%) MCITP
10 144 (5.81%) CCA
11 136 (5.49%) MCSA
12 112 (4.52%) CCNP
13 97 (3.92%) SC Cleared
14 75 (3.03%) VCAP
15 64 (2.58%) NCDA
16 62 (2.50%) VCP5
17 61 (2.46%) CCEE
18 54 (2.18%) MCP
19 50 (2.02%) MCTS
20 46 (1.86%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (7.19%) SLA
2 37 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.65%) QA
5 10 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.081%) BS7799
7 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.040%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1664 (67.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1186 (47.88%) Active Directory
3 626 (25.27%) XenApp
4 441 (17.80%) VMware ESX
5 425 (17.16%) Hyper-V
6 382 (15.42%) VMware ESXi
7 293 (11.83%) XenDesktop
8 216 (8.72%) vCloud
9 141 (5.69%) XenServer
10 72 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 69 (2.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 65 (2.62%) NFS
13 56 (2.26%) UAG
14 48 (1.94%) Terminal Services
15 45 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 39 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 39 (1.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 31 (1.25%) Firmware
17 31 (1.25%) Xen
18 29 (1.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 242 (9.77%) SCCM
2 210 (8.48%) Backup Exec
3 205 (8.28%) NetBackup
4 183 (7.39%) SCOM
5 109 (4.40%) Nagios
6 108 (4.36%) Puppet
7 105 (4.24%) WSUS
8 98 (3.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 92 (3.71%) EMC NetWorker
10 52 (2.10%) HP SIM
10 52 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
11 42 (1.70%) XenMobile
12 40 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
13 39 (1.57%) Cacti
14 38 (1.53%) SCVMM
15 29 (1.17%) Legato
16 27 (1.09%) Opsview
17 26 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 24 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
19 21 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2370 (95.68%) VMware
2 1276 (51.51%) Microsoft
3 1036 (41.82%) Citrix
4 916 (36.98%) Cisco
5 648 (26.16%) HP
6 435 (17.56%) NetApp
7 399 (16.11%) EMC
8 335 (13.52%) Red Hat
9 289 (11.67%) Symantec
10 263 (10.62%) Dell
11 223 (9.00%) Oracle
12 165 (6.66%) IBM
13 159 (6.42%) Veeam
14 114 (4.60%) Juniper
15 99 (4.00%) AppSense
16 81 (3.27%) McAfee
17 74 (2.99%) Brocade
18 69 (2.79%) Sophos
19 68 (2.75%) Veritas
20 61 (2.46%) CheckPoint
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + company car
Posted: 8 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £17000 - £18500 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
SLS Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 9 hours ago
East London
VIT
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + big benefits!
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £42000 - £50000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum - Plus generous benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits, pension, healthcare
Posted: 16 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
dotMailer Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £64000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday