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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 283 275 258
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1079 1140 1155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.00% 1.09%
As % of the System Software category 9.27% 9.16% 10.92%
Number of salaries quoted 923 961 979
Average salary £42,500 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
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
11643 12445 10580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.67% 10.91% 10.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9783 10291 9009
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -21 994 £42,500 -3.40% 113
London -86 314 £50,000 -4.76% 34
South East +11 281 £42,500 - 24
Yorkshire +55 137 £38,500 -3.75% 20
Hampshire +32 93 £45,000 +5.88% 7
East of England -6 92 £42,000 +12.00% 7
Berkshire +20 86 £40,000 -6.97% 3
West Yorkshire +15 71 £40,000 +6.66% 10
South West +16 65 £42,000 +5.00% 13
Leeds +13 65 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Hertfordshire +3 50 £46,250 +23.33% 3
North West -22 47 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Surrey +3 46 £40,000 -1.84% 7
City of London -43 42 £46,250 -13.95% 5
Southampton +40 41 £45,000 +47.54% 3
West Midlands -56 37 £36,250 -5.84% 1
Manchester -5 35 £37,500 +12.78% 4
South Yorkshire +17 33 £32,500 -43.47% 5
North Yorkshire +22 31 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Sheffield +10 30 £30,000 -47.82% 4
Scotland +10 30 £32,250 -28.33% 4
Farnborough +4 29 £48,250 +13.52%
Wiltshire +14 27 £42,500 -5.55%
Slough -2 24 £45,000 +12.50%
West Sussex -18 23 £44,500 +4.70% 2
Crawley -6 22 £44,500 -4.30% 2
Bracknell +39 20 £38,500 -35.83%
Reading -4 19 £39,000 -35.00% 3
East Midlands -11 19 £38,750 -3.12%
Wales +12 17 £32,500 +14.03% 3

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2107 (92.01%) VMware
2 1836 (80.17%) Windows
3 1442 (62.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1216 (53.10%) Microsoft
5 1172 (51.18%) Active Directory
6 900 (39.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 877 (38.30%) MS Exchange
8 824 (35.98%) Cisco
9 816 (35.63%) Citrix
10 778 (33.97%) SAN
11 716 (31.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 670 (29.26%) DNS
13 663 (28.95%) Linux
14 621 (27.12%) Firewall
15 611 (26.68%) ITIL
16 525 (22.93%) Windows Server 2003
17 520 (22.71%) Exchange Server 2010
18 519 (22.66%) XenApp
19 515 (22.49%) SQL Server
20 514 (22.45%) HP
21 486 (21.22%) DHCP
22 469 (20.48%) MS Excel
22 469 (20.48%) TCP/IP
23 455 (19.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 440 (19.21%) Hyper-V
25 420 (18.34%) Data Centre
26 417 (18.21%) VMware ESX
27 410 (17.90%) SQL
28 372 (16.24%) Finance
29 361 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 877 (38.30%) MS Exchange
2 520 (22.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 262 (11.44%) IIS
4 261 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 215 (9.39%) SharePoint
6 191 (8.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 157 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 151 (6.59%) Lync
9 119 (5.20%) Apache
10 110 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 83 (3.62%) Tomcat
12 46 (2.01%) OpenStack
13 40 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
14 34 (1.48%) WebSphere
15 26 (1.14%) JBoss
16 22 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
16 22 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (0.92%) Apache Solr
18 19 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
19 16 (0.70%) WorkSite
Applications
1 469 (20.48%) MS Excel
2 222 (9.69%) MS Office
3 25 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.087%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (0.61%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.087%) Summit
4 2 (0.087%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 214 (9.34%) Office 365
2 149 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
3 133 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
5 55 (2.40%) SaaS
6 36 (1.57%) IaaS
7 35 (1.53%) Mimecast
8 33 (1.44%) PaaS
9 20 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.70%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.35%) SoftLayer
13 7 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
13 7 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.31%) Route 53
14 6 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.13%) Heroku
16 3 (0.13%) Engine Yard
17 2 (0.087%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 778 (33.97%) SAN
2 670 (29.26%) DNS
3 621 (27.12%) Firewall
4 486 (21.22%) DHCP
5 469 (20.48%) TCP/IP
6 316 (13.80%) LAN
7 301 (13.14%) WAN
8 287 (12.53%) NAS
9 267 (11.66%) VPN
10 175 (7.64%) NetScaler
11 120 (5.24%) Network Security
11 120 (5.24%) VLAN
12 116 (5.07%) Cisco ASA
13 114 (4.98%) iSCSI
14 105 (4.59%) VoIP
15 95 (4.15%) Internet
16 87 (3.80%) Cisco Nexus
17 82 (3.58%) SSL
18 79 (3.45%) IPsec
19 73 (3.19%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 515 (22.49%) SQL Server
2 190 (8.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 98 (4.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 93 (4.06%) MySQL
5 74 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 23 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 21 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
9 15 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (0.57%) DB2
11 12 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (0.52%) Big Data
12 11 (0.48%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.39%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.39%) Informix
13 9 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.35%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.22%) OLTP
15 5 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 22 (0.96%) Subversion
3 15 (0.66%) JIRA
4 11 (0.48%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.31%) Mercurial
6 7 (0.31%) Liquibase
6 7 (0.31%) Flyway
7 5 (0.22%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.22%) Selenium
7 5 (0.22%) InstallShield
7 5 (0.22%) NUnit
8 4 (0.17%) Hudson
8 4 (0.17%) MSI
9 3 (0.13%) FishEye
9 3 (0.13%) Gradle
9 3 (0.13%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.087%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.087%) Ant
10 2 (0.087%) JUnit
General
1 372 (16.24%) Finance
2 99 (4.32%) Banking
3 63 (2.75%) Legal
4 52 (2.27%) Back Office
5 47 (2.05%) Advertising
6 42 (1.83%) Law
7 39 (1.70%) Retail
8 36 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 31 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.14%) Publishing
11 25 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 23 (1.00%) Marketing
13 17 (0.74%) Online Betting
14 12 (0.52%) Billing
15 8 (0.35%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.35%) French Language
15 8 (0.35%) German Language
16 6 (0.26%) Military
16 6 (0.26%) Electronics
17 5 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 387 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 374 (16.33%) Analyst
3 268 (11.70%) Support Engineer
4 205 (8.95%) Administrator
5 184 (8.03%) Consultant
6 172 (7.51%) Systems Administrator
7 152 (6.64%) Support Analyst
8 120 (5.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 118 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
10 111 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
11 103 (4.50%) Network Engineer
12 99 (4.32%) Architect
13 90 (3.93%) IT Support
14 83 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
15 73 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
16 72 (3.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 70 (3.06%) Technical Support
17 70 (3.06%) Linux Administrator
18 68 (2.97%) Technical Consultant
19 64 (2.79%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.48%) Web Services
2 32 (1.40%) .NET
3 19 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
4 17 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
4 17 (0.74%) XML
5 15 (0.66%) Software Packaging
6 14 (0.61%) LAMP
6 14 (0.61%) Middleware
7 13 (0.57%) HTML
8 12 (0.52%) RESTful
9 11 (0.48%) HTML5
9 11 (0.48%) jQuery
10 10 (0.44%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.39%) Application Packaging
11 9 (0.39%) REST
12 8 (0.35%) ZeroMQ
12 8 (0.35%) WCF
12 8 (0.35%) COM
12 8 (0.35%) CSS
13 7 (0.31%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 420 (18.34%) Data Centre
2 164 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 159 (6.94%) Clustering
4 148 (6.46%) Blackberry
5 130 (5.68%) Replication
6 97 (4.24%) Private Cloud
7 81 (3.54%) EMC VNX
8 64 (2.79%) EqualLogic
9 61 (2.66%) Management Information System
10 56 (2.45%) Computer Science
11 49 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
12 42 (1.83%) HP StoreVirtual
13 41 (1.79%) CLARiiON
14 39 (1.70%) FlexPod
14 39 (1.70%) HP Storage
15 37 (1.62%) Fat Client
15 37 (1.62%) Thin Client
16 31 (1.35%) iPhone
17 29 (1.27%) Public Cloud
17 29 (1.27%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1836 (80.17%) Windows
2 900 (39.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 716 (31.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 663 (28.95%) Linux
5 525 (22.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 252 (11.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 179 (7.82%) Windows 7
8 148 (6.46%) UNIX
9 137 (5.98%) Windows 8
10 102 (4.45%) CentOS
11 87 (3.80%) Windows XP
12 75 (3.28%) Data ONTAP
13 60 (2.62%) Solaris
14 43 (1.88%) Ubuntu
15 40 (1.75%) Windows 2000
16 38 (1.66%) Android
17 29 (1.27%) AIX
18 28 (1.22%) Debian
19 23 (1.00%) Windows Vista
20 21 (0.92%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (26.68%) ITIL
2 187 (8.17%) Mentoring
3 148 (6.46%) Change Management
4 129 (5.63%) Migration
5 119 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 117 (5.11%) Configuration Management
7 94 (4.10%) Capacity Management
8 93 (4.06%) Project Management
9 90 (3.93%) Load Balancing
10 84 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
11 83 (3.62%) Service Delivery
12 81 (3.54%) Change Control
13 78 (3.41%) Patch Management
14 74 (3.23%) Server Building
14 74 (3.23%) Problem Management
15 70 (3.06%) DevOps
16 68 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
17 56 (2.45%) Business Continuity
18 54 (2.36%) Information Security
19 51 (2.23%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 410 (17.90%) SQL
2 240 (10.48%) PowerShell
3 76 (3.32%) Bash Shell
4 73 (3.19%) Python
5 69 (3.01%) Perl
6 48 (2.10%) Ruby
7 45 (1.97%) VBScript
8 43 (1.88%) PHP
9 40 (1.75%) C
10 39 (1.70%) Java
11 33 (1.44%) VB
12 27 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 23 (1.00%) T-SQL
14 21 (0.92%) C#
15 20 (0.87%) JavaScript
16 16 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.57%) Korn
18 11 (0.48%) Groovy
19 10 (0.44%) VB.NET
20 6 (0.26%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 455 (19.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 361 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 289 (12.62%) Cisco Certification
4 274 (11.97%) MCSE
5 244 (10.66%) CCNA
6 165 (7.21%) Security Cleared
7 138 (6.03%) Degree
8 132 (5.76%) MCSA
9 122 (5.33%) MCITP
10 110 (4.80%) Citrix Certification
11 97 (4.24%) CCNP
12 87 (3.80%) CCA
13 80 (3.49%) SC Cleared
14 78 (3.41%) VCP5
15 57 (2.49%) VCAP
16 56 (2.45%) MCP
17 54 (2.36%) NCDA
18 45 (1.97%) VCDX
18 45 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 38 (1.66%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (8.34%) SLA
2 67 (2.93%) PCI DSS
3 29 (1.27%) QA
4 27 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.74%) COBIT
6 8 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.22%) HL7
7 5 (0.22%) DICOM
8 1 (0.044%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1442 (62.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1172 (51.18%) Active Directory
3 519 (22.66%) XenApp
4 440 (19.21%) Hyper-V
5 417 (18.21%) VMware ESX
6 334 (14.59%) vCloud
7 262 (11.44%) VMware ESXi
8 223 (9.74%) XenDesktop
9 153 (6.68%) XenServer
10 110 (4.80%) Terminal Services
11 95 (4.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 52 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 49 (2.14%) UAG
14 47 (2.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 39 (1.70%) Firmware
16 34 (1.48%) Xen
17 27 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
18 26 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
19 25 (1.09%) Docker
20 23 (1.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 341 (14.89%) SCCM
2 159 (6.94%) SCOM
3 158 (6.90%) Backup Exec
4 130 (5.68%) NetBackup
5 99 (4.32%) WSUS
6 97 (4.24%) Puppet
7 79 (3.45%) Nagios
8 69 (3.01%) Norton AntiVirus
9 64 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
10 43 (1.88%) AirWatch
10 43 (1.88%) EMC NetWorker
11 38 (1.66%) vMotion
12 34 (1.48%) Cacti
13 32 (1.40%) SCVMM
14 31 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
14 31 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 30 (1.31%) HP SIM
16 26 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
17 23 (1.00%) Check_MK
18 22 (0.96%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 2107 (92.01%) VMware
2 1216 (53.10%) Microsoft
3 824 (35.98%) Cisco
4 816 (35.63%) Citrix
5 514 (22.45%) HP
6 345 (15.07%) NetApp
7 234 (10.22%) EMC
8 223 (9.74%) Red Hat
9 203 (8.86%) Symantec
10 173 (7.55%) Dell
11 171 (7.47%) Veeam
12 139 (6.07%) Oracle
13 123 (5.37%) IBM
14 103 (4.50%) CheckPoint
15 102 (4.45%) AppSense
16 77 (3.36%) Sophos
17 68 (2.97%) Juniper
18 59 (2.58%) Veritas
18 59 (2.58%) 3PAR
19 54 (2.36%) CommVault
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
North London
iceConnect
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Options
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Orchid Wire
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum £35,000 to £38,000 Negotiable + 10%
Posted: 10 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
IT Alliance Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Sevenoaks, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Full Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
TFL
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday