The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
UK
Rank 360 296 239
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -57
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 673 1068 1385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 1.07% 1.32%
As % of the System Software category 6.49% 8.89% 10.57%
Number of salaries quoted 582 922 1194
Median salary £44,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
10362 12010 13101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.99% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8587 10184 11074
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -63 630 £45,000 - 78
London -15 240 £52,500 +5.00% 28
South East -74 125 £45,000 -6.25% 13
Yorkshire +18 81 £42,500 - 11
West Yorkshire +49 73 £42,500 -3.40% 7
Leeds +49 66 £45,500 +7.05% 3
City of London +30 54 £55,000 +4.76% 11
East of England -4 51 £40,500 -4.70% 5
North West -2 50 £42,500 +25.92% 10
Hampshire -21 39 £37,500 -11.76% 1
South West -4 37 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Surrey +36 35 £37,500 -16.66% 5
East Midlands +13 32 £43,500 +14.93% 6
Manchester -21 32 £50,500 +44.28% 7
Scotland +29 29 £40,000 +3.89% 5
West Midlands -16 29 £42,000 +20.00% 1
Birmingham +5 24 £42,500 +9.67%
Hertfordshire -10 23 £42,500 - 2
Glasgow +28 22 £40,250 +2.54% 2
Berkshire -53 18 £70,000 +16.66% 5
Farnborough -6 16 £37,500 -28.57%
Cambridgeshire +16 14 £36,000 +2.85%
Wiltshire +23 13 £45,000 +9.75% 1
Derbyshire +12 13 £38,750 +2.38% 1
Chesterfield - 12 £27,500 - 1
Essex +23 11 £42,500 +66.66% 3
Cheshire +20 11 £38,500 +18.46% 3
Brighton +20 11 £45,000 +91.48%
East Sussex +17 11 £45,000 -35.71%
Oxfordshire +39 10 £32,500 -29.34% 1

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for vSphere.

1 1303 (85.11%) VMware
2 1138 (74.33%) Windows
3 865 (56.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 839 (54.80%) Active Directory
5 809 (52.84%) Microsoft
6 712 (46.51%) Windows Server
7 656 (42.85%) Linux
8 518 (33.83%) Cisco
9 486 (31.74%) Firewall
10 482 (31.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 472 (30.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 469 (30.63%) ITIL
13 462 (30.18%) MS Exchange
14 441 (28.80%) SAN
15 403 (26.32%) Citrix
16 394 (25.73%) DNS
17 378 (24.69%) PowerShell
18 368 (24.04%) SQL Server
19 326 (21.29%) Hyper-V
20 322 (21.03%) DHCP
21 309 (20.18%) SQL
22 305 (19.92%) Data Centre
23 282 (18.42%) HP
24 281 (18.35%) Microsoft Certification
25 272 (17.77%) MS Excel
26 261 (17.05%) Puppet
27 260 (16.98%) TCP/IP
28 249 (16.26%) SCCM
29 248 (16.20%) XenApp
30 247 (16.13%) Amazon AWS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 462 (30.18%) MS Exchange
2 240 (15.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 200 (13.06%) IIS
4 168 (10.97%) OpenStack
5 148 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 129 (8.43%) SharePoint
7 116 (7.58%) CloudStack
8 87 (5.68%) JBoss
9 86 (5.62%) WebLogic
9 86 (5.62%) WebSphere
10 79 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 67 (4.38%) Apache
12 66 (4.31%) Skype for Business
13 49 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
14 38 (2.48%) Tomcat
15 23 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
16 19 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 17 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
18 12 (0.78%) Alfresco
19 10 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 272 (17.77%) MS Excel
2 165 (10.78%) MS Office
3 24 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (1.31%) assyst
2 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.20%) Bankmaster
3 3 (0.20%) Infor CRM
3 3 (0.20%) Line 500
3 3 (0.20%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.065%) Eikon
4 1 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 247 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
2 224 (14.63%) Office 365
3 198 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
5 55 (3.59%) IaaS
6 52 (3.40%) SaaS
7 39 (2.55%) Mimecast
8 23 (1.50%) PaaS
9 19 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
11 15 (0.98%) OpenShift
12 14 (0.91%) G Suite
13 13 (0.85%) SoftLayer
14 9 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.46%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (0.39%) Heroku
17 4 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 486 (31.74%) Firewall
2 441 (28.80%) SAN
3 394 (25.73%) DNS
4 322 (21.03%) DHCP
5 260 (16.98%) TCP/IP
6 225 (14.70%) LAN
7 208 (13.59%) WAN
8 148 (9.67%) VPN
9 121 (7.90%) VLAN
10 76 (4.96%) NAS
11 75 (4.90%) VoIP
12 68 (4.44%) NetScaler
12 68 (4.44%) Wireless
13 61 (3.98%) Internet
13 61 (3.98%) iSCSI
14 57 (3.72%) Cisco ASA
15 56 (3.66%) Skype
16 51 (3.33%) Network Security
17 39 (2.55%) Cisco Nexus
17 39 (2.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (24.04%) SQL Server
2 99 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (3.92%) MySQL
5 40 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 36 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (1.31%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.65%) Big Data
10 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.52%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.46%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.46%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.39%) Redis
14 5 (0.33%) GIS
14 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (5.23%) Jenkins
2 59 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 53 (3.46%) TeamCity
4 29 (1.89%) Subversion
5 21 (1.37%) JIRA
6 16 (1.05%) JUnit
7 15 (0.98%) Hudson
7 15 (0.98%) Maven
7 15 (0.98%) Vagrant
8 12 (0.78%) DbUnit
8 12 (0.78%) jMock
8 12 (0.78%) Mockito
8 12 (0.78%) SonarQube
9 8 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.52%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.46%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.46%) CodeSonar
10 7 (0.46%) git-flow
10 7 (0.46%) Robot Framework
10 7 (0.46%) Selenium
General
1 200 (13.06%) Finance
2 101 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.20%) Banking
4 35 (2.29%) Back Office
5 32 (2.09%) Retail
6 28 (1.83%) Legal
7 25 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.31%) Law
9 18 (1.18%) Marketing
10 16 (1.05%) Publishing
11 12 (0.78%) Games
12 11 (0.72%) Online Betting
13 10 (0.65%) Advertising
13 10 (0.65%) Billing
14 5 (0.33%) Electronics
14 5 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.33%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.26%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 338 (22.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 200 (13.06%) Support Engineer
3 180 (11.76%) Analyst
4 150 (9.80%) VMware Engineer
5 136 (8.88%) Administrator
6 123 (8.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 123 (8.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 103 (6.73%) Systems Administrator
8 97 (6.34%) Support Analyst
9 94 (6.14%) Cloud Engineer
9 94 (6.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 93 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
11 89 (5.81%) Infrastructure Support
12 82 (5.36%) IT Engineer
13 81 (5.29%) Windows Engineer
14 78 (5.09%) Network Engineer
15 77 (5.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 75 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
17 74 (4.83%) IT Support
18 67 (4.38%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (7.71%) .NET
2 59 (3.85%) LAMP
3 54 (3.53%) Web Services
4 29 (1.89%) SOAP
5 22 (1.44%) REST
6 21 (1.37%) ASP.NET
7 20 (1.31%) RESTful
8 15 (0.98%) JSON
9 13 (0.85%) Flash
9 13 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (0.78%) HTML
10 12 (0.78%) J2EE
10 12 (0.78%) PowerMock
10 12 (0.78%) Spring
11 10 (0.65%) jBPM
11 10 (0.65%) Middleware
12 8 (0.52%) WSH
12 8 (0.52%) XML
13 7 (0.46%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.46%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 305 (19.92%) Data Centre
2 105 (6.86%) Clustering
3 95 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (5.49%) EMC VNX
5 76 (4.96%) Driving Licence
6 70 (4.57%) Replication
7 46 (3.00%) Computer Science
7 46 (3.00%) PKI
8 44 (2.87%) Management Information System
9 39 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 31 (2.02%) Fat Client
10 31 (2.02%) Thin Client
11 29 (1.89%) VCE vBlock
12 28 (1.83%) Private Cloud
13 27 (1.76%) Blackberry
14 26 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (1.37%) iPhone
16 19 (1.24%) HP Storage
17 17 (1.11%) Statistics
18 16 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1138 (74.33%) Windows
2 712 (46.51%) Windows Server
3 656 (42.85%) Linux
4 482 (31.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 472 (30.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 212 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 203 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 198 (12.93%) Unix
9 111 (7.25%) Windows 7
10 55 (3.59%) Windows 8
11 54 (3.53%) CentOS
12 52 (3.40%) Windows 10
13 48 (3.14%) Ubuntu
14 39 (2.55%) Solaris
15 34 (2.22%) Mac OS X
16 33 (2.16%) Debian
17 21 (1.37%) Windows XP
18 18 (1.18%) Android
19 17 (1.11%) SUSE
20 16 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (30.63%) ITIL
2 211 (13.78%) DevOps
3 198 (12.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 178 (11.63%) Configuration Management
5 173 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
6 135 (8.82%) Scrum
7 122 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
8 109 (7.12%) DSDM
9 91 (5.94%) Presales
10 88 (5.75%) Migration
11 86 (5.62%) Mentoring
12 83 (5.42%) RUP
13 78 (5.09%) Change Control
14 75 (4.90%) Project Management
15 72 (4.70%) Service Delivery
16 67 (4.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 64 (4.18%) High Availability
18 63 (4.11%) OWASP
19 60 (3.92%) Service Management
20 58 (3.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 378 (24.69%) PowerShell
2 309 (20.18%) SQL
3 231 (15.09%) Python
4 171 (11.17%) Ruby
5 147 (9.60%) Bash Shell
6 131 (8.56%) Shell Script
7 78 (5.09%) Perl
8 70 (4.57%) Java
9 44 (2.87%) VB
10 38 (2.48%) C
11 36 (2.35%) VBScript
12 25 (1.63%) C#
13 20 (1.31%) PHP
14 17 (1.11%) JavaScript
15 16 (1.05%) C++
16 7 (0.46%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.46%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.33%) Go
18 2 (0.13%) R
19 1 (0.065%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 281 (18.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 234 (15.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 204 (13.32%) Cisco Certification
4 189 (12.34%) MCSE
5 178 (11.63%) CCNA
6 126 (8.23%) MCSA
7 117 (7.64%) Security Cleared
8 99 (6.47%) Degree
9 93 (6.07%) MCITP
10 91 (5.94%) SC Cleared
11 49 (3.20%) MCP
12 42 (2.74%) CCNP
13 30 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
13 30 (1.96%) VCP5
14 28 (1.83%) VCAP
15 27 (1.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 26 (1.70%) CCA
17 25 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
18 24 (1.57%) VCDX
19 22 (1.44%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (11.10%) SLA
2 36 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 36 (2.35%) QA
3 24 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.46%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 865 (56.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 839 (54.80%) Active Directory
3 326 (21.29%) Hyper-V
4 248 (16.20%) XenApp
5 185 (12.08%) vCloud
6 155 (10.12%) XenServer
7 133 (8.69%) VMware ESXi
8 126 (8.23%) Xen
8 126 (8.23%) XenDesktop
9 106 (6.92%) VMware ESX
10 65 (4.25%) Virtual Servers
11 54 (3.53%) Terminal Services
12 53 (3.46%) Docker
13 34 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
14 31 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 25 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 24 (1.57%) Forefront TMG
17 21 (1.37%) NFS
18 17 (1.11%) ISA Server
19 15 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 261 (17.05%) Puppet
2 249 (16.26%) SCCM
3 202 (13.19%) Opscode Chef
4 125 (8.16%) SCOM
5 114 (7.45%) Ansible
6 93 (6.07%) Tivoli
7 87 (5.68%) WSUS
8 84 (5.49%) Cobbler
9 54 (3.53%) vMotion
10 52 (3.40%) Backup Exec
11 49 (3.20%) vRealize
12 46 (3.00%) Nagios
13 45 (2.94%) NetBackup
14 33 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
15 26 (1.70%) Terraform
16 25 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
17 24 (1.57%) Salt
18 19 (1.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
19 16 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
19 16 (1.05%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 1303 (85.11%) VMware
2 809 (52.84%) Microsoft
3 518 (33.83%) Cisco
4 403 (26.32%) Citrix
5 282 (18.42%) HP
6 211 (13.78%) Red Hat
7 203 (13.26%) Oracle
8 184 (12.02%) NetApp
9 157 (10.25%) EMC
10 127 (8.30%) Dell
11 108 (7.05%) EnterpriseDB
12 105 (6.86%) Veeam
13 68 (4.44%) CheckPoint
14 60 (3.92%) Symantec
15 59 (3.85%) CommVault
16 48 (3.14%) IBM
16 48 (3.14%) Veritas
17 40 (2.61%) Juniper
18 37 (2.42%) Avaya
19 28 (1.83%) SolarWinds
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £51000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Highly competitive package
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wickford, Essex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £33k - 40k per year + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45069.00 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Excllent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + 5600 car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Skynet Worldwide
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary plus strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wickford, Essex
Senitor Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £250000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IBM
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £45,000 to £49,000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago