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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 242 285 254
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -31
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1304 1025 1155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 0.96% 1.08%
As % of the System Software category 10.03% 9.42% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1099 818 950
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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
13004 10882 10560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.17% 9.87%
Number of salaries quoted 10851 8989 8833
Average salary £40,500 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +53 1258 £45,000 - 134
London +68 529 £50,000 +8.69% 46
South East +39 351 £45,000 - 29
City of London +38 119 £50,000 +11.11% 11
East of England +35 115 £45,000 -3.22% 11
Hampshire +42 98 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Berkshire +6 89 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Yorkshire -28 78 £36,000 -15.29% 12
West Midlands +11 73 £32,500 -35.00% 6
South West -6 61 £36,000 -7.69% 15
West Yorkshire -17 56 £37,000 -22.10% 8
Surrey +10 55 £45,000 -2.17% 4
North West -6 52 £35,000 -5.40% 7
Leeds -17 46 £37,500 -25.00% 7
Manchester +8 40 £34,000 +19.29% 3
Birmingham +5 40 £32,500 -35.00% 4
West Sussex +19 37 £46,000 -2.12% 1
Bedfordshire +40 36 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Southampton +11 35 £45,000 +15.38% 1
Hertfordshire -4 35 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Slough +18 30 £42,000 -2.09%
Crawley +9 30 £46,000 -1.07% 1
Bedford +41 27 £45,000 +50.00% 1
East Sussex - 27 £45,000 - 2
Scotland +13 25 £40,500 +1.25% 8
Buckinghamshire +6 23 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Essex -1 21 £53,750 +15.59% 1
Reading -11 21 £75,000 +89.87% 2
Guildford +16 20 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire +5 20 £45,000 -7.69% 2

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 2571 (96.15%) VMware
2 2016 (75.39%) Windows
3 1762 (65.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1414 (52.88%) Microsoft
5 1319 (49.33%) Active Directory
6 1147 (42.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1121 (41.92%) Citrix
8 1098 (41.06%) MS Exchange
9 1085 (40.58%) Cisco
10 1018 (38.07%) SAN
11 778 (29.09%) Linux
12 756 (28.27%) HP
13 718 (26.85%) Windows Server 2012
14 690 (25.80%) XenApp
15 669 (25.02%) DNS
16 666 (24.91%) Firewall
17 646 (24.16%) SQL Server
18 640 (23.93%) Exchange Server 2010
19 607 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
20 602 (22.51%) ITIL
21 586 (21.91%) Microsoft Certification
22 532 (19.90%) Hyper-V
23 519 (19.41%) MS Excel
24 514 (19.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 485 (18.14%) DHCP
26 476 (17.80%) MCSE
27 451 (16.87%) NetApp
28 441 (16.49%) SQL
29 429 (16.04%) Finance
30 423 (15.82%) VMware ESX

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1098 (41.06%) MS Exchange
2 640 (23.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 374 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 321 (12.00%) IIS
5 301 (11.26%) SharePoint
6 246 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 231 (8.64%) Lync
8 201 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 159 (5.95%) Apache
10 111 (4.15%) Tomcat
11 77 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 61 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 60 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 56 (2.09%) JBoss
15 43 (1.61%) WebSphere
16 39 (1.46%) Office Communications Server
17 38 (1.42%) OpenStack
18 36 (1.35%) WebLogic
19 30 (1.12%) Apache Solr
20 24 (0.90%) WorkSite
Applications
1 519 (19.41%) MS Excel
2 242 (9.05%) MS Office
3 21 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.26%) MS Project
5 5 (0.19%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.075%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.67%) Dynamics GP
3 9 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.075%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.075%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.037%) Tridion
7 1 (0.037%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.037%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 203 (7.59%) Office 365
2 124 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (2.66%) PaaS
4 62 (2.32%) SaaS
5 55 (2.06%) IaaS
6 51 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
7 48 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.64%) IBM SmartCloud
9 12 (0.45%) OpenShift
9 12 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.19%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.075%) Heroku
14 1 (0.037%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.037%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1018 (38.07%) SAN
2 669 (25.02%) DNS
3 666 (24.91%) Firewall
4 485 (18.14%) DHCP
5 414 (15.48%) TCP/IP
6 386 (14.44%) WAN
7 360 (13.46%) LAN
8 281 (10.51%) NAS
9 278 (10.40%) VPN
10 195 (7.29%) iSCSI
11 194 (7.26%) NetScaler
12 190 (7.11%) VLAN
13 141 (5.27%) Fibre Channel
14 137 (5.12%) Wireless
15 134 (5.01%) Internet
16 125 (4.67%) MPLS
17 117 (4.38%) VoIP
18 107 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
19 99 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
20 93 (3.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 646 (24.16%) SQL Server
2 239 (8.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 137 (5.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 114 (4.26%) MySQL
5 97 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 65 (2.43%) SQL Server 2000
7 56 (2.09%) Relational Database
8 36 (1.35%) DB2
9 23 (0.86%) Oracle Database
10 22 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.49%) Informix
13 13 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (0.30%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.30%) NoSQL
16 7 (0.26%) Data Mining
17 6 (0.22%) Big Data
18 5 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 48 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.27%) Subversion
3 22 (0.82%) JIRA
3 22 (0.82%) LoadRunner
3 22 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 18 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.60%) AdminStudio
6 14 (0.52%) Hudson
7 12 (0.45%) Ant
8 9 (0.34%) CruiseControl
8 9 (0.34%) JMeter
9 8 (0.30%) Maven
9 8 (0.30%) Artifactory
9 8 (0.30%) Mercurial
10 7 (0.26%) JProfiler
10 7 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.22%) TestDirector
12 5 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
12 5 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 429 (16.04%) Finance
2 112 (4.19%) Banking
3 75 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 71 (2.66%) Law
5 65 (2.43%) Back Office
6 64 (2.39%) Legal
7 51 (1.91%) Marketing
8 47 (1.76%) Publishing
9 46 (1.72%) Advertising
10 45 (1.68%) Retail
11 26 (0.97%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.75%) Games
14 15 (0.56%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.34%) Electronics
16 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.11%) Military
17 3 (0.11%) Billing
17 3 (0.11%) Welsh Language
18 2 (0.075%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 455 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 359 (13.43%) Support Engineer
3 344 (12.86%) Analyst
4 270 (10.10%) Consultant
5 223 (8.34%) Administrator
6 215 (8.04%) 3rd Line Support
7 181 (6.77%) Architect
8 169 (6.32%) Systems Administrator
9 137 (5.12%) Systems Engineer
10 128 (4.79%) Support Analyst
11 124 (4.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 122 (4.56%) Server Engineer
13 114 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 101 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
15 99 (3.70%) Technical Support
16 92 (3.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 80 (2.99%) VMware Engineer
18 78 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support
19 71 (2.66%) Technical Consultant
20 69 (2.58%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (2.28%) Web Services
2 38 (1.42%) .NET
3 33 (1.23%) Application Packaging
4 18 (0.67%) Middleware
5 17 (0.64%) LAMP
6 14 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
7 13 (0.49%) XML
8 12 (0.45%) HTML
9 11 (0.41%) J2EE
9 11 (0.41%) Software Packaging
10 9 (0.34%) COM
11 8 (0.30%) X-Windows
11 8 (0.30%) JSON
12 7 (0.26%) XSL
12 7 (0.26%) RESTful
12 7 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (0.15%) XMPP
13 4 (0.15%) WSH
14 3 (0.11%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 299 (11.18%) Clustering
2 182 (6.81%) Replication
3 165 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 146 (5.46%) Blackberry
5 94 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 60 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
7 51 (1.91%) Computer Science
8 48 (1.80%) CLARiiON
8 48 (1.80%) Hedge funds
9 38 (1.42%) EqualLogic
10 35 (1.31%) Thin Client
10 35 (1.31%) Fat Client
11 30 (1.12%) Open Source
12 21 (0.79%) Mathematics
13 20 (0.75%) FlexPod
14 17 (0.64%) Digital Media
14 17 (0.64%) PKI
15 16 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.60%) iSeries
16 15 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2016 (75.39%) Windows
2 1147 (42.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 778 (29.09%) Linux
4 718 (26.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 607 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 272 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 255 (9.54%) UNIX
8 241 (9.01%) Windows 7
9 148 (5.53%) CentOS
10 141 (5.27%) Windows XP
11 138 (5.16%) Windows 8
12 121 (4.53%) Solaris
13 67 (2.51%) Windows 2000
14 53 (1.98%) AIX
15 45 (1.68%) VMS
16 42 (1.57%) Windows Vista
17 39 (1.46%) Android
18 32 (1.20%) Ubuntu
19 22 (0.82%) Debian
20 20 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (22.51%) ITIL
2 242 (9.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 182 (6.81%) Project Management
4 167 (6.25%) Migration
5 125 (4.67%) Service Delivery
6 122 (4.56%) Mentoring
7 118 (4.41%) Change Management
8 109 (4.08%) Configuration Management
9 103 (3.85%) Load Balancing
10 97 (3.63%) Incident Management
11 90 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
12 88 (3.29%) Performance Tuning
13 87 (3.25%) Service Management
14 83 (3.10%) Business Continuity
15 77 (2.88%) Problem Management
16 68 (2.54%) DevOps
17 64 (2.39%) Capacity Planning
18 62 (2.32%) Capacity Management
19 60 (2.24%) Agile Software Development
20 53 (1.98%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 441 (16.49%) SQL
2 288 (10.77%) PowerShell
3 130 (4.86%) Perl
4 119 (4.45%) PHP
5 100 (3.74%) Bash Shell
6 97 (3.63%) Python
7 84 (3.14%) VBScript
8 67 (2.51%) Shell Script
9 59 (2.21%) Java
10 55 (2.06%) Ruby
11 48 (1.80%) C
12 46 (1.72%) VB
13 36 (1.35%) JavaScript
14 30 (1.12%) C#
15 26 (0.97%) T-SQL
16 21 (0.79%) Korn
17 11 (0.41%) R
18 8 (0.30%) Bourne shell
18 8 (0.30%) C++
19 7 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 586 (21.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 514 (19.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 476 (17.80%) MCSE
4 350 (13.09%) Cisco Certification
5 237 (8.86%) CCNA
5 237 (8.86%) Degree
6 227 (8.49%) MCSA
7 201 (7.52%) Citrix Certification
8 197 (7.37%) MCITP
9 179 (6.69%) CCA
10 143 (5.35%) Security Cleared
11 123 (4.60%) CCNP
12 98 (3.66%) SC Cleared
13 88 (3.29%) MCP
14 84 (3.14%) VCP5
15 75 (2.80%) VCP4
16 67 (2.51%) CCEE
17 56 (2.09%) VCAP
18 52 (1.94%) NCDA
19 38 (1.42%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (7.67%) SLA
2 64 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 31 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.64%) QA
5 9 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.19%) COBIT
7 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1762 (65.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1319 (49.33%) Active Directory
3 690 (25.80%) XenApp
4 532 (19.90%) Hyper-V
5 423 (15.82%) VMware ESX
6 373 (13.95%) XenDesktop
7 367 (13.72%) VMware ESXi
8 272 (10.17%) vCloud
9 145 (5.42%) XenServer
10 94 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 78 (2.92%) NFS
12 57 (2.13%) Terminal Services
13 43 (1.61%) Xen
14 41 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 33 (1.23%) VMware Server
15 33 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 33 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 30 (1.12%) Firmware
17 25 (0.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 23 (0.86%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 318 (11.89%) SCCM
2 233 (8.71%) Backup Exec
3 198 (7.40%) SCOM
4 168 (6.28%) NetBackup
5 105 (3.93%) Puppet
6 103 (3.85%) WSUS
7 100 (3.74%) Nagios
8 80 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 64 (2.39%) SCVMM
10 53 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
11 42 (1.57%) XenMobile
12 40 (1.50%) Cacti
13 38 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
13 38 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
14 36 (1.35%) Legato
15 35 (1.31%) HP SIM
16 31 (1.16%) Opsview
17 26 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 26 (0.97%) ZABBIX
18 24 (0.90%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2571 (96.15%) VMware
2 1414 (52.88%) Microsoft
3 1121 (41.92%) Citrix
4 1085 (40.58%) Cisco
5 756 (28.27%) HP
6 451 (16.87%) NetApp
7 365 (13.65%) EMC
8 312 (11.67%) Red Hat
9 303 (11.33%) Dell
10 260 (9.72%) Symantec
11 207 (7.74%) Oracle
12 184 (6.88%) Veeam
13 183 (6.84%) IBM
14 105 (3.93%) AppSense
15 91 (3.40%) Veritas
16 88 (3.29%) Juniper
17 85 (3.18%) CommVault
18 77 (2.88%) Avaya
18 77 (2.88%) Sophos
19 74 (2.77%) F5
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + £750 per quarter bonus, phone, laptop
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0 - £45 per annum, Benefits Additional £4k shift allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Performance bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sidcup, Kent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £42500 - £48000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Up to £75k Basic + Car Allowance, Pe
Posted: 7 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Easy Web Recruitment - The Property Software Group
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 30-35k base + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + On site training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bexhill-on-sea, Sussex
Hastings Direct
Salary: Bonus, Car Allw., Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago