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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 259 316 258
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -58
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1230 1061 1225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 0.90% 1.13%
As % of the System Software category 10.01% 8.46% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 893 1047
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
12290 12535 10875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.10% 10.61% 10.01%
Number of salaries quoted 10167 10496 9255
Average salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 3 July 2015 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 3 July 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
England +42 1162 £42,500 - 105
South East +92 359 £42,500 - 31
London -12 358 £50,000 - 23
Hampshire +42 139 £45,000 +5.88% 14
South West +39 124 £39,000 -2.50% 6
East of England +10 112 £41,250 +10.00% 10
Yorkshire -2 88 £35,875 -7.41% 11
City of London +6 79 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Berkshire +12 73 £38,500 -3.75% 4
Hertfordshire +19 64 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Farnborough +13 58 £47,500 +11.76% 1
North West -14 53 £37,500 +12.78% 13
West Midlands -15 50 £36,000 -4.00% 9
West Yorkshire -16 48 £37,000 +5.71% 8
Surrey +24 47 £37,250 -17.22% 8
Leeds -19 41 £38,000 +4.82% 5
Southampton +15 38 £45,000 +5.88% 5
West Sussex +21 37 £42,500 - 2
Dorset +41 36 £50,000 +33.33%
Wiltshire +16 32 £39,250 -12.77% 1
Gloucestershire +8 30 £34,000 -26.08%
Manchester -13 30 £37,500 +11.94% 11
Crawley +23 29 £44,500 -14.83% 2
Kent +22 28 £31,250 -26.47% 1
Watford +7 26 £28,000 -44.00% 1
Bournemouth +22 25 £50,000 +33.33%
Scotland +12 24 £32,000 -36.00% 3
Birmingham -6 24 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Reading -11 24 £37,500 -31.81% 2
North Yorkshire -2 22 £32,500 -27.77%

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2315 (93.27%) VMware
2 1961 (79.01%) Windows
3 1579 (63.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1350 (54.39%) Microsoft
5 1282 (51.65%) Active Directory
6 1029 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 1016 (40.93%) MS Exchange
8 988 (39.81%) Cisco
9 941 (37.91%) Citrix
10 879 (35.41%) SAN
11 780 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 693 (27.92%) Linux
13 692 (27.88%) DNS
14 650 (26.19%) Firewall
15 637 (25.66%) HP
16 630 (25.38%) ITIL
17 629 (25.34%) SQL Server
18 623 (25.10%) Windows Server 2003
19 618 (24.90%) XenApp
20 607 (24.46%) Exchange Server 2010
21 551 (22.20%) Hyper-V
22 514 (20.71%) DHCP
23 510 (20.55%) MS Excel
24 509 (20.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 496 (19.98%) TCP/IP
26 485 (19.54%) Data Centre
27 476 (19.18%) Microsoft Certification
28 451 (18.17%) SQL
29 429 (17.28%) VMware ESX
30 390 (15.71%) NetApp

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1016 (40.93%) MS Exchange
2 607 (24.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 341 (13.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 284 (11.44%) IIS
5 238 (9.59%) SharePoint
6 218 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 205 (8.26%) Lync
8 199 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 123 (4.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 122 (4.92%) Apache
11 91 (3.67%) Tomcat
12 51 (2.05%) OpenStack
13 45 (1.81%) Office Communications Server
14 40 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
15 39 (1.57%) WebSphere
15 39 (1.57%) JBoss
16 37 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
17 29 (1.17%) Apache Solr
18 24 (0.97%) WorkSite
19 23 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 510 (20.55%) MS Excel
2 276 (11.12%) MS Office
3 34 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (1.01%) Dynamics GP
2 9 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.081%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.081%) Summit
5 2 (0.081%) Line 500
6 1 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.040%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 229 (9.23%) Office 365
2 146 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 143 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 68 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
4 68 (2.74%) SaaS
5 48 (1.93%) Mimecast
6 37 (1.49%) PaaS
7 31 (1.25%) IaaS
8 26 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (0.89%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (0.52%) IBM SmartCloud
12 7 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.28%) Route 53
13 6 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.12%) Heroku
15 2 (0.081%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 1 (0.040%) Symantec.cloud
16 1 (0.040%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 879 (35.41%) SAN
2 692 (27.88%) DNS
3 650 (26.19%) Firewall
4 514 (20.71%) DHCP
5 496 (19.98%) TCP/IP
6 319 (12.85%) WAN
7 311 (12.53%) LAN
8 286 (11.52%) NAS
9 278 (11.20%) VPN
10 199 (8.02%) NetScaler
11 159 (6.41%) iSCSI
12 152 (6.12%) VLAN
13 125 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
14 121 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
15 120 (4.83%) VoIP
16 105 (4.23%) Network Security
17 103 (4.15%) Wireless
18 101 (4.07%) Internet
19 90 (3.63%) Cisco Nexus
20 79 (3.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 629 (25.34%) SQL Server
2 239 (9.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 122 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 103 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 85 (3.42%) MySQL
6 37 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
7 31 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 26 (1.05%) Oracle Database
9 19 (0.77%) DB2
10 18 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.48%) Big Data
13 12 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.44%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.40%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.40%) MongoDB
16 9 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
17 4 (0.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 26 (1.05%) Subversion
3 11 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.28%) Liquibase
4 7 (0.28%) Flyway
4 7 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.28%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.24%) CruiseControl
6 5 (0.20%) NUnit
6 5 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.20%) Selenium
6 5 (0.20%) TestDirector
6 5 (0.20%) LoadRunner
6 5 (0.20%) Artifactory
6 5 (0.20%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.16%) Hudson
7 4 (0.16%) Ant
8 3 (0.12%) Bugzilla
8 3 (0.12%) MSI
8 3 (0.12%) Mercurial
General
1 370 (14.91%) Finance
2 117 (4.71%) Banking
3 73 (2.94%) Back Office
4 72 (2.90%) Legal
5 59 (2.38%) Advertising
6 52 (2.10%) Law
7 51 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.81%) Retail
9 27 (1.09%) Publishing
9 27 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.97%) Marketing
11 15 (0.60%) Billing
12 14 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.48%) Online Betting
14 10 (0.40%) Military
15 8 (0.32%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.32%) French Language
15 8 (0.32%) German Language
16 7 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 413 (16.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 390 (15.71%) Analyst
3 287 (11.56%) Support Engineer
4 231 (9.31%) Consultant
5 218 (8.78%) Administrator
6 175 (7.05%) Systems Administrator
7 159 (6.41%) Support Analyst
8 151 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
9 139 (5.60%) Architect
10 121 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
11 113 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 94 (3.79%) Network Engineer
13 88 (3.55%) IT Support
14 82 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
14 82 (3.30%) Technical Support
15 81 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 79 (3.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 77 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
18 74 (2.98%) Wintel Engineer
19 72 (2.90%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (1.89%) Web Services
2 39 (1.57%) .NET
3 20 (0.81%) LAMP
4 18 (0.73%) Software Packaging
5 16 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (0.56%) RESTful
7 12 (0.48%) Application Packaging
8 11 (0.44%) Middleware
9 10 (0.40%) COM
9 10 (0.40%) HTML
9 10 (0.40%) XML
9 10 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (0.36%) HTML5
10 9 (0.36%) jQuery
10 9 (0.36%) MAPI
11 8 (0.32%) ZeroMQ
12 7 (0.28%) REST
12 7 (0.28%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.28%) Grails
13 6 (0.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 485 (19.54%) Data Centre
2 212 (8.54%) Clustering
3 169 (6.81%) Blackberry
4 167 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
5 148 (5.96%) Replication
6 127 (5.12%) Private Cloud
7 109 (4.39%) EMC VNX
8 82 (3.30%) Management Information System
9 69 (2.78%) Computer Science
10 62 (2.50%) EqualLogic
11 49 (1.97%) HP StoreVirtual
12 43 (1.73%) Fat Client
12 43 (1.73%) Thin Client
12 43 (1.73%) CLARiiON
13 36 (1.45%) HP Storage
14 33 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
15 31 (1.25%) Hedge funds
16 30 (1.21%) FlexPod
17 27 (1.09%) Public Cloud
18 24 (0.97%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1961 (79.01%) Windows
2 1029 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 780 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 693 (27.92%) Linux
5 623 (25.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 252 (10.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 201 (8.10%) Windows 7
8 175 (7.05%) UNIX
9 139 (5.60%) Windows 8
10 120 (4.83%) Windows XP
11 108 (4.35%) CentOS
12 68 (2.74%) Solaris
13 66 (2.66%) Data ONTAP
14 52 (2.10%) Windows 2000
15 41 (1.65%) Ubuntu
16 34 (1.37%) Windows Vista
17 32 (1.29%) Android
18 25 (1.01%) VMS
19 18 (0.73%) Debian
20 17 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (25.38%) ITIL
2 178 (7.17%) Mentoring
3 170 (6.85%) Migration
4 162 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 126 (5.08%) Change Management
6 115 (4.63%) Project Management
7 101 (4.07%) Service Delivery
8 99 (3.99%) Configuration Management
9 94 (3.79%) Load Balancing
10 92 (3.71%) Patch Management
11 87 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
12 84 (3.38%) Root Cause Analysis
13 81 (3.26%) Problem Management
14 79 (3.18%) Server Building
15 74 (2.98%) Capacity Management
16 73 (2.94%) Business Continuity
17 72 (2.90%) Service Management
18 70 (2.82%) DevOps
19 69 (2.78%) ITIL V3
20 57 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 451 (18.17%) SQL
2 266 (10.72%) PowerShell
3 87 (3.51%) Perl
4 79 (3.18%) Bash Shell
5 72 (2.90%) Python
6 58 (2.34%) PHP
7 54 (2.18%) C
8 52 (2.10%) Ruby
9 44 (1.77%) Java
10 42 (1.69%) VB
11 41 (1.65%) VBScript
12 25 (1.01%) C#
13 24 (0.97%) JavaScript
13 24 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.77%) Korn
15 18 (0.73%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.68%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.52%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.44%) Groovy
19 9 (0.36%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 509 (20.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 476 (19.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 363 (14.63%) MCSE
4 344 (13.86%) Cisco Certification
5 281 (11.32%) CCNA
6 186 (7.49%) Degree
7 177 (7.13%) MCSA
8 164 (6.61%) MCITP
8 164 (6.61%) Security Cleared
9 158 (6.37%) Citrix Certification
10 136 (5.48%) CCA
11 109 (4.39%) CCNP
12 90 (3.63%) VCP5
13 86 (3.46%) SC Cleared
14 77 (3.10%) MCP
15 51 (2.05%) NCDA
16 46 (1.85%) VCAP
17 36 (1.45%) VCDX
18 35 (1.41%) DV Cleared
19 34 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (8.38%) SLA
2 70 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 34 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.09%) QA
5 19 (0.77%) COBIT
6 7 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.040%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.040%) HL7
7 1 (0.040%) DICOM
System Software
1 1579 (63.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1282 (51.65%) Active Directory
3 618 (24.90%) XenApp
4 551 (22.20%) Hyper-V
5 429 (17.28%) VMware ESX
6 329 (13.26%) vCloud
7 312 (12.57%) XenDesktop
8 283 (11.40%) VMware ESXi
9 171 (6.89%) XenServer
10 115 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 97 (3.91%) Terminal Services
12 48 (1.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 45 (1.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 43 (1.73%) UAG
15 34 (1.37%) Xen
16 33 (1.33%) NFS
17 32 (1.29%) VMware Server
18 31 (1.25%) DFS Replication
19 29 (1.17%) Firmware
20 22 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 374 (15.07%) SCCM
2 192 (7.74%) SCOM
3 189 (7.61%) Backup Exec
4 137 (5.52%) NetBackup
5 91 (3.67%) Puppet
6 90 (3.63%) WSUS
7 78 (3.14%) Nagios
8 74 (2.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 61 (2.46%) SCVMM
10 60 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
11 46 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
12 42 (1.69%) vMotion
13 34 (1.37%) AirWatch
14 33 (1.33%) HP SIM
15 28 (1.13%) EdgeSight
15 28 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 24 (0.97%) Cacti
17 23 (0.93%) Ansible
18 22 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
18 22 (0.89%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 2315 (93.27%) VMware
2 1350 (54.39%) Microsoft
3 988 (39.81%) Cisco
4 941 (37.91%) Citrix
5 637 (25.66%) HP
6 390 (15.71%) NetApp
7 266 (10.72%) EMC
8 234 (9.43%) Red Hat
9 229 (9.23%) Dell
10 227 (9.15%) Symantec
11 180 (7.25%) Veeam
12 160 (6.45%) Oracle
13 144 (5.80%) IBM
14 114 (4.59%) CheckPoint
15 86 (3.46%) AppSense
16 80 (3.22%) CommVault
17 79 (3.18%) Sophos
18 76 (3.06%) 3PAR
19 75 (3.02%) Veritas
20 72 (2.90%) Juniper
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Dental, Season ti
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + on call + 10% bonus + 5% pension +
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Tuckers Solicitors
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: Good Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ninesharp
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago