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

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 272 310 247
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -63
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1177 1053 1253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.88% 1.15%
As % of the System Software category 9.54% 8.48% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 962 919 1058
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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
12334 12415 10737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.44% 10.40% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 10175 10482 9097
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

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 June 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 June 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 +45 1111 £42,500 -1.73% 132
London +23 367 £50,000 - 38
South East +77 340 £42,250 -6.11% 39
Hampshire +41 129 £45,000 - 13
South West +35 112 £35,000 -11.94% 11
East of England +7 98 £42,500 +21.42% 5
City of London +19 86 £50,000 - 13
Yorkshire +12 82 £36,750 -8.12% 13
Surrey +49 58 £37,250 -17.22% 6
Berkshire 0 56 £41,750 -1.76% 13
Hertfordshire +19 54 £45,000 +9.09% 3
Farnborough +16 54 £49,000 +8.88% 1
West Midlands -31 41 £36,500 -2.66% 11
North West -31 40 £37,500 +7.14% 12
West Sussex +12 35 £40,000 -6.43% 3
West Yorkshire -23 34 £36,750 -2.00% 9
Kent +26 31 £30,000 -29.41%
Gloucestershire -1 31 £33,500 -25.55% 3
Crawley +16 28 £42,500 -18.66% 2
Dorset +28 27 £47,500 +26.66%
South Yorkshire +12 27 £42,500 +6.25%
Sheffield +11 26 £42,500 +6.25%
Southampton +10 26 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Reading -8 26 £38,000 -15.55%
Leeds -20 26 £37,250 -3.87% 7
East Midlands -8 25 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Andover +4 24 £35,000 -36.36%
Manchester -24 23 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Scotland +17 22 £40,000 +2.56%
North Yorkshire +9 22 £32,500 -40.90% 2

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 2322 (94.51%) VMware
2 1907 (77.61%) Windows
3 1585 (64.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1323 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 1265 (51.49%) Active Directory
6 1018 (41.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 989 (40.25%) MS Exchange
8 988 (40.21%) Cisco
9 950 (38.67%) Citrix
10 891 (36.26%) SAN
11 758 (30.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 696 (28.33%) Linux
13 646 (26.29%) DNS
14 641 (26.09%) SQL Server
15 640 (26.05%) HP
16 626 (25.48%) XenApp
17 608 (24.75%) Windows Server 2003
18 601 (24.46%) Firewall
18 601 (24.46%) Exchange Server 2010
19 599 (24.38%) ITIL
20 548 (22.30%) Hyper-V
21 515 (20.96%) Data Centre
22 513 (20.88%) MS Excel
23 499 (20.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 491 (19.98%) Microsoft Certification
25 468 (19.05%) SQL
25 468 (19.05%) DHCP
26 442 (17.99%) TCP/IP
27 434 (17.66%) VMware ESX
28 384 (15.63%) SCCM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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
1 989 (40.25%) MS Exchange
2 601 (24.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 339 (13.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 305 (12.41%) IIS
5 253 (10.30%) SharePoint
6 209 (8.51%) Lync
7 203 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 199 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 137 (5.58%) Apache
10 102 (4.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 93 (3.79%) Tomcat
12 46 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
13 44 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
14 41 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
15 40 (1.63%) OpenStack
16 39 (1.59%) WebSphere
17 38 (1.55%) JBoss
18 31 (1.26%) Apache Solr
19 24 (0.98%) WorkSite
20 20 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 513 (20.88%) MS Excel
2 259 (10.54%) MS Office
3 29 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.24%) MS Project
5 5 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.081%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 27 (1.10%) Dynamics GP
2 15 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.081%) Summit
5 2 (0.081%) Line 500
5 2 (0.081%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.041%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.041%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 220 (8.95%) Office 365
2 138 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 133 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 77 (3.13%) SaaS
5 73 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
6 52 (2.12%) PaaS
7 50 (2.04%) Mimecast
8 40 (1.63%) IaaS
9 24 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (0.85%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.49%) IBM SmartCloud
13 10 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.24%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.20%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.16%) Route 53
17 3 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
18 2 (0.081%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 2 (0.081%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 891 (36.26%) SAN
2 646 (26.29%) DNS
3 601 (24.46%) Firewall
4 468 (19.05%) DHCP
5 442 (17.99%) TCP/IP
6 308 (12.54%) LAN
7 307 (12.49%) WAN
8 282 (11.48%) NAS
9 255 (10.38%) VPN
10 186 (7.57%) NetScaler
11 175 (7.12%) iSCSI
12 155 (6.31%) VLAN
13 125 (5.09%) Fibre Channel
14 115 (4.68%) Internet
15 114 (4.64%) VoIP
16 110 (4.48%) Wireless
17 107 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
18 98 (3.99%) MPLS
19 90 (3.66%) Network Security
20 86 (3.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 641 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 246 (10.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 121 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 108 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 91 (3.70%) MySQL
6 41 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 35 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 29 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 24 (0.98%) DB2
10 20 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.37%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.37%) MongoDB
16 8 (0.33%) Data Mining
17 5 (0.20%) Big Data
17 5 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (1.38%) Git (software)
2 23 (0.94%) Subversion
3 13 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.49%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.41%) LoadRunner
6 9 (0.37%) CruiseControl
7 8 (0.33%) Artifactory
8 7 (0.28%) Hudson
8 7 (0.28%) Ant
8 7 (0.28%) TestDirector
8 7 (0.28%) InstallShield
9 6 (0.24%) Maven
9 6 (0.24%) Mercurial
9 6 (0.24%) JIRA
10 4 (0.16%) Bugzilla
10 4 (0.16%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.12%) Selenium
11 3 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.12%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 351 (14.29%) Finance
2 114 (4.64%) Banking
3 79 (3.22%) Back Office
4 73 (2.97%) Legal
5 59 (2.40%) Law
6 57 (2.32%) Advertising
7 54 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 49 (1.99%) Retail
9 32 (1.30%) Marketing
9 32 (1.30%) Publishing
10 25 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 18 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.61%) Billing
12 15 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.41%) Military
14 7 (0.28%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.24%) Electronics
15 6 (0.24%) Games
16 5 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 419 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 370 (15.06%) Analyst
3 295 (12.01%) Support Engineer
4 241 (9.81%) Consultant
5 214 (8.71%) Administrator
6 174 (7.08%) Systems Administrator
7 164 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
8 153 (6.23%) Support Analyst
9 141 (5.74%) Architect
10 121 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
11 108 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 92 (3.74%) Network Engineer
13 90 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 86 (3.50%) Technical Support
15 80 (3.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 74 (3.01%) IT Support
17 71 (2.89%) Wintel Engineer
17 71 (2.89%) Technical Consultant
18 70 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
19 65 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (1.87%) Web Services
2 45 (1.83%) .NET
3 21 (0.85%) Application Packaging
3 21 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 20 (0.81%) Software Packaging
5 17 (0.69%) LAMP
6 12 (0.49%) RESTful
7 10 (0.41%) J2EE
8 9 (0.37%) COM
8 9 (0.37%) MAPI
8 9 (0.37%) Middleware
9 7 (0.28%) Grails
9 7 (0.28%) XML
10 5 (0.20%) XMPP
10 5 (0.20%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.20%) HTML
10 5 (0.20%) VXML
10 5 (0.20%) X-Windows
11 4 (0.16%) XSL
11 4 (0.16%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 515 (20.96%) Data Centre
2 228 (9.28%) Clustering
3 166 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 162 (6.59%) Replication
5 148 (6.02%) Blackberry
6 111 (4.52%) Private Cloud
7 96 (3.91%) Management Information System
8 67 (2.73%) Computer Science
9 44 (1.79%) EqualLogic
10 41 (1.67%) Fat Client
10 41 (1.67%) Thin Client
11 39 (1.59%) CLARiiON
12 34 (1.38%) Hedge funds
13 32 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
14 31 (1.26%) FlexPod
15 28 (1.14%) Public Cloud
16 24 (0.98%) iSeries
17 21 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
17 21 (0.85%) BYOD
18 20 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1907 (77.61%) Windows
2 1018 (41.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 758 (30.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 696 (28.33%) Linux
5 608 (24.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 253 (10.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 197 (8.02%) Windows 7
8 188 (7.65%) UNIX
9 129 (5.25%) CentOS
10 128 (5.21%) Windows 8
11 125 (5.09%) Windows XP
12 70 (2.85%) Solaris
13 51 (2.08%) Windows 2000
14 43 (1.75%) Ubuntu
15 31 (1.26%) Windows Vista
16 30 (1.22%) Android
17 29 (1.18%) VMS
18 21 (0.85%) AIX
19 16 (0.65%) Debian
20 13 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (24.38%) ITIL
2 189 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 183 (7.45%) Migration
4 168 (6.84%) Mentoring
5 132 (5.37%) Project Management
6 120 (4.88%) Service Delivery
7 108 (4.40%) Change Management
8 99 (4.03%) Configuration Management
9 88 (3.58%) Load Balancing
10 86 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
11 84 (3.42%) Server Building
12 81 (3.30%) Business Continuity
13 78 (3.17%) Patch Management
14 77 (3.13%) Service Management
14 77 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
15 73 (2.97%) Problem Management
16 65 (2.65%) DevOps
17 62 (2.52%) Incident Management
18 58 (2.36%) Capacity Management
19 55 (2.24%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 468 (19.05%) SQL
2 250 (10.18%) PowerShell
3 90 (3.66%) Perl
4 78 (3.17%) Bash Shell
5 76 (3.09%) PHP
6 74 (3.01%) Python
7 52 (2.12%) C
8 49 (1.99%) Ruby
9 44 (1.79%) Java
10 41 (1.67%) VBScript
11 39 (1.59%) VB
12 34 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 27 (1.10%) C#
14 22 (0.90%) JavaScript
15 21 (0.85%) PL/SQL
16 19 (0.77%) Korn
17 15 (0.61%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.45%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.37%) Bourne shell
20 7 (0.28%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 499 (20.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 491 (19.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 380 (15.47%) MCSE
4 353 (14.37%) Cisco Certification
5 278 (11.31%) CCNA
6 200 (8.14%) Degree
7 191 (7.77%) MCSA
8 168 (6.84%) MCITP
9 165 (6.72%) Citrix Certification
10 159 (6.47%) Security Cleared
11 146 (5.94%) CCA
12 112 (4.56%) CCNP
13 85 (3.46%) VCP5
14 83 (3.38%) SC Cleared
15 82 (3.34%) MCP
16 46 (1.87%) NCDA
17 38 (1.55%) VCAP
18 32 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 31 (1.26%) DV Cleared
20 26 (1.06%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (8.26%) SLA
2 72 (2.93%) PCI DSS
3 35 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.81%) COBIT
5 13 (0.53%) QA
6 10 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.041%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1585 (64.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1265 (51.49%) Active Directory
3 626 (25.48%) XenApp
4 548 (22.30%) Hyper-V
5 434 (17.66%) VMware ESX
6 338 (13.76%) XenDesktop
7 302 (12.29%) vCloud
8 294 (11.97%) VMware ESXi
9 163 (6.63%) XenServer
10 112 (4.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 88 (3.58%) Terminal Services
12 45 (1.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 43 (1.75%) NFS
14 38 (1.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 35 (1.42%) UAG
16 32 (1.30%) DFS Replication
16 32 (1.30%) Xen
17 29 (1.18%) VMware Server
18 26 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 24 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 384 (15.63%) SCCM
2 194 (7.90%) SCOM
3 182 (7.41%) Backup Exec
4 135 (5.49%) NetBackup
5 94 (3.83%) Puppet
6 81 (3.30%) WSUS
7 77 (3.13%) Nagios
8 66 (2.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 59 (2.40%) SCVMM
10 55 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
11 41 (1.67%) vMotion
12 40 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
13 30 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
14 29 (1.18%) EdgeSight
15 28 (1.14%) HP SIM
16 26 (1.06%) AirWatch
17 25 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 25 (1.02%) Cacti
18 21 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
18 21 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2322 (94.51%) VMware
2 1323 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 988 (40.21%) Cisco
4 950 (38.67%) Citrix
5 640 (26.05%) HP
6 376 (15.30%) NetApp
7 273 (11.11%) EMC
8 259 (10.54%) Red Hat
9 246 (10.01%) Dell
10 218 (8.87%) Symantec
11 177 (7.20%) Veeam
12 172 (7.00%) Oracle
13 156 (6.35%) IBM
14 93 (3.79%) CheckPoint
15 87 (3.54%) CommVault
16 78 (3.17%) Avaya
17 77 (3.13%) 3PAR
17 77 (3.13%) AppSense
18 75 (3.05%) Veritas
19 69 (2.81%) Juniper
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k plus benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £42000 - £47000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47500 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wembley, Middlesex
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus, pension, health, gym
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Smoke & Mirrors
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + On Call and Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday