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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 273 248 259
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1143 1190 1283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.12% 1.09%
As % of the System Software category 9.29% 11.29% 10.68%
Number of salaries quoted 971 1001 1135
Average salary £43,625 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.05% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
12299 10543 12009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.78% 9.92% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 10203 8952 10304
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -15 1088 £44,000 -2.22% 129
London +22 451 £52,500 +10.52% 32
South East -24 269 £42,500 - 33
City of London +13 114 £55,000 +10.00% 12
West Midlands +30 102 £38,500 -23.00% 11
East of England -53 97 £40,250 -10.55% 12
Berkshire -16 91 £42,500 - 12
Yorkshire -47 91 £41,500 -7.77% 9
West Yorkshire -45 71 £40,000 -8.57% 8
Hampshire -12 69 £42,500 - 8
North West -40 66 £33,000 -19.01% 10
Leeds -39 64 £37,500 -16.66% 7
Surrey -19 47 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Birmingham +2 46 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Manchester -27 46 £33,500 -14.10% 4
Hertfordshire -4 40 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Reading -25 37 £60,000 +50.00% 2
West Sussex +5 33 £42,500 +26.86% 3
South West -55 31 £40,000 +14.28% 16
Scotland 0 30 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -24 29 £42,000 -2.32% 7
East Midlands -32 29 £40,000 -9.09% 3
Slough +11 22 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Sheffield -6 22 £57,500 +114.35%
South Yorkshire -11 22 £57,500 +91.66%
Crawley +10 21 £46,500 -4.12% 2
Bedfordshire -23 21 £30,000 -38.46%
Cambridge -22 20 £42,000 -11.57% 2
Edinburgh -5 15 £41,250 -5.71% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 15 £50,000 +51.51% 1

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2098 (94.25%) VMware
2 1698 (76.28%) Windows
3 1481 (66.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1139 (51.17%) Microsoft
5 1104 (49.60%) Active Directory
6 979 (43.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 893 (40.12%) Citrix
8 890 (39.98%) SAN
9 813 (36.52%) MS Exchange
10 792 (35.58%) Cisco
11 716 (32.17%) Linux
12 597 (26.82%) ITIL
13 596 (26.77%) Firewall
14 591 (26.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 581 (26.10%) DNS
16 557 (25.02%) HP
17 537 (24.12%) Exchange Server 2010
18 517 (23.23%) XenApp
19 487 (21.88%) SQL Server
20 484 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
21 471 (21.16%) DHCP
22 462 (20.75%) VMware ESX
23 453 (20.35%) MS Excel
24 446 (20.04%) SQL
25 425 (19.09%) NetApp
26 402 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
27 398 (17.88%) TCP/IP
28 385 (17.30%) Hyper-V
29 381 (17.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
30 355 (15.95%) EMC

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 813 (36.52%) MS Exchange
2 537 (24.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 291 (13.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 278 (12.49%) IIS
5 202 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 193 (8.67%) SharePoint
7 190 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 163 (7.32%) Lync
9 156 (7.01%) Apache
10 84 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 74 (3.32%) Tomcat
12 51 (2.29%) CMS
13 41 (1.84%) Lotus Domino
14 40 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
15 38 (1.71%) WebLogic
16 31 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
17 28 (1.26%) OpenStack
18 27 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
19 26 (1.17%) Drupal
20 24 (1.08%) Escenic
Applications
1 453 (20.35%) MS Excel
2 188 (8.45%) MS Office
3 19 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.18%) MS Project
6 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.045%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 20 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.40%) Summit
4 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.18%) Tridion
6 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.045%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.045%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 76 (3.41%) Office 365
2 51 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (2.11%) SaaS
4 41 (1.84%) IaaS
5 40 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (1.21%) PaaS
8 17 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.090%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.045%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 890 (39.98%) SAN
2 596 (26.77%) Firewall
3 581 (26.10%) DNS
4 471 (21.16%) DHCP
5 398 (17.88%) TCP/IP
6 297 (13.34%) VPN
7 292 (13.12%) WAN
8 288 (12.94%) LAN
9 250 (11.23%) NAS
10 160 (7.19%) iSCSI
11 154 (6.92%) NetScaler
12 149 (6.69%) Internet
13 146 (6.56%) VLAN
14 113 (5.08%) SSL
15 112 (5.03%) Cisco Nexus
16 108 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
17 91 (4.09%) IPsec
18 82 (3.68%) MPLS
19 80 (3.59%) Wireless
19 80 (3.59%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 487 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 164 (7.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 159 (7.14%) MySQL
4 105 (4.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 64 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 40 (1.80%) Relational Database
8 30 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
9 20 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.40%) Redis
11 8 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.31%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.31%) DB2
13 6 (0.27%) Informix
13 6 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.27%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.27%) Pentaho
13 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 43 (1.93%) Git (software)
2 31 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 15 (0.67%) Juju
4 13 (0.58%) AdminStudio
4 13 (0.58%) Subversion
5 11 (0.49%) Hudson
6 10 (0.45%) JIRA
7 9 (0.40%) Ant
8 7 (0.31%) MSI
9 6 (0.27%) Maven
10 5 (0.22%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.22%) CruiseControl
11 4 (0.18%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.090%) LoadRunner
14 1 (0.045%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.045%) Wise Package Studio
14 1 (0.045%) QuickTest Pro
14 1 (0.045%) ProC
General
1 347 (15.59%) Finance
2 62 (2.79%) Banking
3 51 (2.29%) Law
4 49 (2.20%) Legal
5 47 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 42 (1.89%) Publishing
7 29 (1.30%) Advertising
8 25 (1.12%) Retail
8 25 (1.12%) Back Office
9 21 (0.94%) Games
10 17 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.72%) Marketing
12 13 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.45%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.31%) Cantonese Language
16 6 (0.27%) Electronics
17 5 (0.22%) Automotive
18 3 (0.13%) Multimedia
19 2 (0.090%) Military
Job Titles
1 364 (16.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 319 (14.33%) Analyst
3 285 (12.80%) Support Engineer
4 198 (8.89%) Administrator
5 183 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support
6 153 (6.87%) Consultant
7 151 (6.78%) Systems Administrator
8 126 (5.66%) Support Analyst
9 121 (5.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 116 (5.21%) Architect
11 100 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
12 89 (4.00%) Network Engineer
13 83 (3.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 78 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 72 (3.23%) Server Engineer
16 68 (3.05%) Team Leader
16 68 (3.05%) VMware Engineer
17 63 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support
17 63 (2.83%) Linux Administrator
18 57 (2.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (2.83%) Web Services
2 42 (1.89%) .NET
3 29 (1.30%) XML
4 27 (1.21%) HTML
5 26 (1.17%) Ajax
6 25 (1.12%) J2EE
7 24 (1.08%) Application Packaging
8 16 (0.72%) Middleware
9 15 (0.67%) JSON
9 15 (0.67%) RESTful
10 14 (0.63%) LAMP
10 14 (0.63%) Django
11 11 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (0.40%) COM
13 7 (0.31%) Software Packaging
13 7 (0.31%) CSS
13 7 (0.31%) XHTML
14 6 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
15 5 (0.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 4 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 228 (10.24%) Clustering
2 128 (5.75%) Replication
3 120 (5.39%) Blackberry
4 117 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 109 (4.90%) CLARiiON
6 66 (2.96%) EqualLogic
7 54 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 42 (1.89%) Fat Client
8 42 (1.89%) Thin Client
9 41 (1.84%) Client/Server
9 41 (1.84%) Hedge funds
10 38 (1.71%) SecurID
11 35 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
12 32 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 31 (1.39%) Open Source
14 29 (1.30%) PKI
15 26 (1.17%) Digital Media
16 25 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
17 24 (1.08%) Firmware
18 23 (1.03%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1698 (76.28%) Windows
2 979 (43.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 716 (32.17%) Linux
4 591 (26.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 484 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 243 (10.92%) Windows 7
7 231 (10.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 148 (6.65%) Solaris
9 147 (6.60%) Windows XP
10 144 (6.47%) UNIX
11 125 (5.62%) CentOS
12 98 (4.40%) Windows 8
13 60 (2.70%) Windows Vista
14 54 (2.43%) AIX
15 47 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
15 47 (2.11%) VMS
16 40 (1.80%) Android
17 39 (1.75%) Ubuntu
18 37 (1.66%) Windows Phone
19 36 (1.62%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (26.82%) ITIL
2 197 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 155 (6.96%) Change Management
4 147 (6.60%) Migration
5 121 (5.44%) Problem Management
6 120 (5.39%) Load Balancing
7 118 (5.30%) Project Management
8 104 (4.67%) Configuration Management
9 91 (4.09%) Incident Management
10 87 (3.91%) Capacity Planning
11 85 (3.82%) Capacity Management
12 79 (3.55%) Service Management
12 79 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
13 77 (3.46%) Service Delivery
14 76 (3.41%) DevOps
15 70 (3.14%) E-Commerce
16 69 (3.10%) Business Continuity
17 62 (2.79%) Agile Software Development
18 57 (2.56%) PRINCE2
19 56 (2.52%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 446 (20.04%) SQL
2 223 (10.02%) PowerShell
3 168 (7.55%) Perl
4 93 (4.18%) PHP
5 80 (3.59%) Java
6 75 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 71 (3.19%) Python
8 50 (2.25%) Ruby
9 45 (2.02%) Shell Script
10 38 (1.71%) VBScript
11 36 (1.62%) C#
12 34 (1.53%) C
13 28 (1.26%) JavaScript
14 27 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 25 (1.12%) VB
16 21 (0.94%) C++
17 9 (0.40%) Korn
18 6 (0.27%) VBA
18 6 (0.27%) Bourne shell
19 5 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 402 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 381 (17.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 298 (13.39%) MCSE
4 289 (12.98%) Cisco Certification
5 179 (8.04%) CCNA
6 153 (6.87%) Security Cleared
7 150 (6.74%) Degree
8 125 (5.62%) MCITP
9 112 (5.03%) CCNP
10 106 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
11 100 (4.49%) MCSA
12 90 (4.04%) SC Cleared
13 84 (3.77%) CCA
14 72 (3.23%) NCDA
15 71 (3.19%) VCAP
16 63 (2.83%) MCTS
17 53 (2.38%) DV Cleared
18 47 (2.11%) MCP
19 43 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
19 43 (1.93%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (6.83%) SLA
2 36 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.22%) QA
6 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.090%) BS7799
8 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1481 (66.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1104 (49.60%) Active Directory
3 517 (23.23%) XenApp
4 462 (20.75%) VMware ESX
5 385 (17.30%) Hyper-V
6 296 (13.30%) VMware ESXi
7 240 (10.78%) XenDesktop
8 169 (7.59%) vCloud
9 139 (6.24%) XenServer
10 71 (3.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 55 (2.47%) UAG
12 52 (2.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 52 (2.34%) NFS
13 51 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 42 (1.89%) Terminal Services
15 40 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 29 (1.30%) VMware Server
17 26 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 24 (1.08%) Xen
18 24 (1.08%) KVM
Systems Management
1 228 (10.24%) SCCM
2 218 (9.79%) Backup Exec
3 202 (9.07%) NetBackup
4 169 (7.59%) SCOM
5 101 (4.54%) Puppet
6 93 (4.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 91 (4.09%) EMC NetWorker
8 90 (4.04%) Nagios
9 85 (3.82%) WSUS
10 55 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
11 46 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
12 42 (1.89%) HP SIM
13 27 (1.21%) Cacti
13 27 (1.21%) XenMobile
14 23 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 22 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
16 21 (0.94%) SCVMM
17 19 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
17 19 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 18 (0.81%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2098 (94.25%) VMware
2 1139 (51.17%) Microsoft
3 893 (40.12%) Citrix
4 792 (35.58%) Cisco
5 557 (25.02%) HP
6 425 (19.09%) NetApp
7 355 (15.95%) EMC
8 292 (13.12%) Symantec
9 289 (12.98%) Red Hat
10 225 (10.11%) Dell
11 199 (8.94%) Oracle
12 149 (6.69%) IBM
13 120 (5.39%) Juniper
14 118 (5.30%) Veeam
15 101 (4.54%) McAfee
16 81 (3.64%) Veritas
17 70 (3.14%) CommVault
18 69 (3.10%) CheckPoint
19 68 (3.05%) Brocade
20 61 (2.74%) SolarWinds
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £75000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 55 minutes ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £90,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 20% bonus + much more
Posted: 18 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum + £6,000 Car Allowance
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £49000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus great benefits and career progression
Posted: 23 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + car allowance, corporate bens
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £50000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £49000 Per Annum To £49k + On Call + Bonus + B
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum +10% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday