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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 267 293 258
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -35
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1200 1095 1193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.93% 1.10%
As % of the System Software category 9.95% 8.67% 10.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1007 904 1019
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,515 £27,700 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -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
12055 12633 10998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.99% 10.78% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10021 10473 9380
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,722 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -1.31%

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 29 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 29 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 +19 1129 £42,500 - 105
South East +71 354 £42,500 - 16
London -37 335 £50,000 - 28
Hampshire +36 128 £45,000 +5.88% 8
East of England +13 127 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Yorkshire +7 100 £37,500 - 12
South West +21 95 £40,000 - 10
Berkshire +29 91 £39,000 -8.23% 4
Hertfordshire +7 67 £45,000 +12.50% 5
City of London -14 67 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Farnborough +15 60 £49,000 +15.29% 1
West Yorkshire 0 58 £38,000 +1.33% 8
North West +1 53 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Leeds -9 50 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Surrey +9 43 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands -29 43 £35,000 -9.09% 10
Southampton +26 41 £42,500 - 3
West Sussex +21 39 £44,000 +25.71% 2
Manchester +7 36 £37,500 +11.94% 5
Crawley +24 34 £44,500 -10.10% 2
Wiltshire +21 32 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Watford +10 31 £28,000 -44.00%
Gloucestershire 0 27 £35,000 -23.91% 4
Bedfordshire -9 25 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Kent +23 24 £40,000 -5.88%
Slough +10 24 £40,000 -14.43% 2
Reading -1 24 £38,000 -30.90%
North Yorkshire -1 24 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Dorset - 21 £50,000 -
Scotland +7 20 £29,750 -33.88% 5

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 2203 (92.52%) VMware
2 1897 (79.67%) Windows
3 1496 (62.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1275 (53.55%) Microsoft
5 1217 (51.11%) Active Directory
6 961 (40.36%) MS Exchange
6 961 (40.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 912 (38.30%) Cisco
8 855 (35.91%) Citrix
9 813 (34.15%) SAN
10 744 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 692 (29.06%) DNS
12 669 (28.10%) Linux
13 637 (26.75%) Firewall
14 629 (26.42%) ITIL
15 593 (24.91%) SQL Server
16 588 (24.70%) Windows Server 2003
17 579 (24.32%) HP
18 577 (24.23%) Exchange Server 2010
19 555 (23.31%) XenApp
20 508 (21.34%) DHCP
21 507 (21.29%) TCP/IP
22 500 (21.00%) Hyper-V
23 477 (20.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 474 (19.91%) MS Excel
25 447 (18.77%) Data Centre
26 430 (18.06%) SQL
27 424 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
28 402 (16.88%) VMware ESX
29 362 (15.20%) SCCM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 961 (40.36%) MS Exchange
2 577 (24.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 312 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 273 (11.47%) IIS
5 228 (9.58%) SharePoint
6 206 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 179 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 178 (7.48%) Lync
9 125 (5.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 118 (4.96%) Apache
11 85 (3.57%) Tomcat
12 50 (2.10%) OpenStack
13 43 (1.81%) Office Communications Server
14 37 (1.55%) WebSphere
15 34 (1.43%) JBoss
16 32 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
17 29 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
18 27 (1.13%) Apache Solr
18 27 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
19 24 (1.01%) WorkSite
Applications
1 474 (19.91%) MS Excel
2 270 (11.34%) MS Office
3 31 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (0.92%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.084%) Line 500
4 2 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.084%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 227 (9.53%) Office 365
2 147 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 136 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
5 64 (2.69%) SaaS
6 45 (1.89%) Mimecast
7 30 (1.26%) PaaS
7 30 (1.26%) IaaS
8 25 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (0.88%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.46%) IBM SmartCloud
12 7 (0.29%) Route 53
13 6 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.13%) Heroku
15 2 (0.084%) Engine Yard
16 1 (0.042%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.042%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 813 (34.15%) SAN
2 692 (29.06%) DNS
3 637 (26.75%) Firewall
4 508 (21.34%) DHCP
5 507 (21.29%) TCP/IP
6 318 (13.36%) LAN
7 317 (13.31%) WAN
8 271 (11.38%) VPN
9 268 (11.26%) NAS
10 187 (7.85%) NetScaler
11 151 (6.34%) VLAN
12 129 (5.42%) iSCSI
13 125 (5.25%) Cisco ASA
14 117 (4.91%) Network Security
15 116 (4.87%) VoIP
16 104 (4.37%) Fibre Channel
17 96 (4.03%) Internet
18 90 (3.78%) Cisco Nexus
19 83 (3.49%) Wireless
20 77 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 593 (24.91%) SQL Server
2 225 (9.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 118 (4.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 89 (3.74%) MySQL
5 88 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 28 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 23 (0.97%) Oracle Database
9 18 (0.76%) DB2
9 18 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.46%) Big Data
12 11 (0.46%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.38%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.38%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.21%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 35 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 23 (0.97%) Subversion
3 9 (0.38%) JIRA
4 7 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.29%) InstallShield
4 7 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.29%) Liquibase
4 7 (0.29%) Flyway
5 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.21%) Selenium
6 5 (0.21%) NUnit
6 5 (0.21%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.17%) TestDirector
7 4 (0.17%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.17%) MSI
8 3 (0.13%) Bugzilla
8 3 (0.13%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.13%) FishEye
8 3 (0.13%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.084%) Gradle
General
1 360 (15.12%) Finance
2 110 (4.62%) Banking
3 68 (2.86%) Legal
4 64 (2.69%) Back Office
5 54 (2.27%) Advertising
6 47 (1.97%) Law
7 44 (1.85%) Retail
7 44 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.09%) Publishing
10 23 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.92%) Marketing
12 17 (0.71%) Online Betting
13 15 (0.63%) Billing
14 14 (0.59%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.42%) Military
16 8 (0.34%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.34%) French Language
16 8 (0.34%) German Language
17 6 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 392 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 387 (16.25%) Analyst
3 284 (11.93%) Support Engineer
4 218 (9.16%) Administrator
5 195 (8.19%) Consultant
6 176 (7.39%) Systems Administrator
7 163 (6.85%) Support Analyst
8 129 (5.42%) 3rd Line Support
9 121 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
10 116 (4.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 113 (4.75%) Architect
12 101 (4.24%) Network Engineer
13 95 (3.99%) IT Support
14 90 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
15 78 (3.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 73 (3.07%) Technical Support
16 73 (3.07%) Wintel Engineer
17 70 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
18 69 (2.90%) Linux Administrator
19 62 (2.60%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.89%) Web Services
2 40 (1.68%) .NET
3 18 (0.76%) LAMP
4 16 (0.67%) Software Packaging
5 14 (0.59%) WebSphere MQ
6 13 (0.55%) Middleware
6 13 (0.55%) XML
6 13 (0.55%) RESTful
7 12 (0.50%) Application Packaging
7 12 (0.50%) HTML
8 11 (0.46%) HTML5
8 11 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (0.46%) jQuery
9 9 (0.38%) MAPI
9 9 (0.38%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.34%) REST
10 8 (0.34%) ZeroMQ
11 7 (0.29%) Grails
11 7 (0.29%) COM
11 7 (0.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 447 (18.77%) Data Centre
2 194 (8.15%) Clustering
3 168 (7.06%) Blackberry
4 161 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 135 (5.67%) Replication
6 117 (4.91%) Private Cloud
7 98 (4.12%) EMC VNX
8 80 (3.36%) Management Information System
9 58 (2.44%) Computer Science
9 58 (2.44%) EqualLogic
10 43 (1.81%) HP StoreVirtual
11 41 (1.72%) CLARiiON
12 40 (1.68%) Thin Client
12 40 (1.68%) Fat Client
13 38 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
14 36 (1.51%) FlexPod
15 34 (1.43%) HP Storage
16 32 (1.34%) iPhone
17 30 (1.26%) Hedge funds
18 28 (1.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1897 (79.67%) Windows
2 961 (40.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 744 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 669 (28.10%) Linux
5 588 (24.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 251 (10.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 193 (8.11%) Windows 7
8 166 (6.97%) UNIX
9 127 (5.33%) Windows 8
10 101 (4.24%) Windows XP
11 95 (3.99%) CentOS
12 69 (2.90%) Solaris
13 65 (2.73%) Data ONTAP
14 45 (1.89%) Windows 2000
15 44 (1.85%) Ubuntu
16 32 (1.34%) Android
17 25 (1.05%) Windows Vista
18 23 (0.97%) Debian
19 20 (0.84%) VMS
19 20 (0.84%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (26.42%) ITIL
2 187 (7.85%) Mentoring
3 154 (6.47%) Migration
4 136 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 127 (5.33%) Change Management
6 116 (4.87%) Project Management
7 97 (4.07%) Configuration Management
8 95 (3.99%) Service Delivery
9 94 (3.95%) Load Balancing
9 94 (3.95%) Patch Management
10 91 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
11 83 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
12 80 (3.36%) Capacity Management
13 79 (3.32%) Problem Management
13 79 (3.32%) Server Building
14 67 (2.81%) DevOps
15 65 (2.73%) Business Continuity
15 65 (2.73%) Service Management
16 64 (2.69%) Change Control
17 63 (2.65%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 430 (18.06%) SQL
2 253 (10.63%) PowerShell
3 81 (3.40%) Perl
4 80 (3.36%) Bash Shell
5 69 (2.90%) Python
6 52 (2.18%) C
7 50 (2.10%) Ruby
8 49 (2.06%) PHP
9 44 (1.85%) Java
10 42 (1.76%) VBScript
11 40 (1.68%) VB
12 26 (1.09%) Shell Script
13 23 (0.97%) C#
14 22 (0.92%) JavaScript
15 20 (0.84%) Korn
16 19 (0.80%) T-SQL
17 16 (0.67%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.55%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.46%) Groovy
20 9 (0.38%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 477 (20.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 424 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 322 (13.52%) MCSE
4 315 (13.23%) Cisco Certification
5 263 (11.05%) CCNA
6 166 (6.97%) Security Cleared
7 161 (6.76%) Degree
8 151 (6.34%) MCSA
9 147 (6.17%) MCITP
10 129 (5.42%) Citrix Certification
11 109 (4.58%) CCA
12 102 (4.28%) CCNP
13 83 (3.49%) VCP5
14 81 (3.40%) SC Cleared
15 64 (2.69%) MCP
16 49 (2.06%) NCDA
17 47 (1.97%) VCAP
18 39 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 37 (1.55%) VCDX
20 33 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (8.53%) SLA
2 69 (2.90%) PCI DSS
3 34 (1.43%) QA
4 30 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.84%) COBIT
6 8 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.084%) HL7
7 2 (0.084%) DICOM
8 1 (0.042%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1496 (62.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1217 (51.11%) Active Directory
3 555 (23.31%) XenApp
4 500 (21.00%) Hyper-V
5 402 (16.88%) VMware ESX
6 319 (13.40%) vCloud
7 280 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
8 263 (11.05%) XenDesktop
9 162 (6.80%) XenServer
10 98 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 96 (4.03%) Terminal Services
12 49 (2.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 45 (1.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 45 (1.89%) UAG
14 37 (1.55%) Firmware
15 33 (1.39%) Xen
16 26 (1.09%) VMware Server
17 24 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
17 24 (1.01%) DFS Replication
18 21 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 362 (15.20%) SCCM
2 183 (7.69%) SCOM
3 181 (7.60%) Backup Exec
4 132 (5.54%) NetBackup
5 95 (3.99%) WSUS
6 80 (3.36%) Nagios
6 80 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 80 (3.36%) Puppet
7 57 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (1.93%) SCVMM
9 45 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
10 43 (1.81%) vMotion
11 35 (1.47%) AirWatch
12 30 (1.26%) HP SIM
13 28 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 25 (1.05%) Cacti
14 25 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
15 24 (1.01%) EdgeSight
16 22 (0.92%) Ansible
17 21 (0.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2203 (92.52%) VMware
2 1275 (53.55%) Microsoft
3 912 (38.30%) Cisco
4 855 (35.91%) Citrix
5 579 (24.32%) HP
6 353 (14.83%) NetApp
7 246 (10.33%) EMC
8 227 (9.53%) Symantec
9 225 (9.45%) Red Hat
10 195 (8.19%) Dell
11 169 (7.10%) Veeam
12 150 (6.30%) Oracle
13 137 (5.75%) IBM
14 115 (4.83%) CheckPoint
15 89 (3.74%) AppSense
16 83 (3.49%) Sophos
17 74 (3.11%) Veritas
18 73 (3.07%) Juniper
19 71 (2.98%) 3PAR
20 67 (2.81%) CommVault
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum, Benefits £4,000 on call, Overtime, Expenses
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Addition Solutions
Salary: From £46,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus (up to 10K)
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
The People Network
Posted: Yesterday
East Anglia
Keystream Resources Limited
Salary: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £800000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
PCR
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday