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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 349 320 251
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -69
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 747 1037 1417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.98% 1.25%
As % of the System Software category 6.70% 8.43% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 654 898 1240
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%

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
11148 12305 13992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.44% 11.62% 12.32%
Number of salaries quoted 9253 10339 11780
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +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 10 December 2016 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 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -42 692 £43,500 -3.33% 86
London -41 211 £49,750 -0.50% 28
South East -53 171 £45,000 -5.26% 19
North West +19 77 £38,500 +2.66% 5
Yorkshire +7 67 £42,500 -5.55% 10
West Yorkshire +32 58 £42,500 -5.55% 9
East Midlands +44 57 £42,500 +18.05% 1
Hampshire -3 54 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Leeds +31 52 £42,500 -5.55% 7
East of England +2 50 £40,500 -10.00% 5
Manchester +9 47 £42,500 -1.16% 3
City of London +10 42 £49,750 -0.50% 7
West Midlands 0 41 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Surrey +14 36 £44,000 +8.64% 5
Berkshire -48 36 £57,500 +4.54% 2
Scotland +38 32 £39,057 -17.77% 2
Birmingham +5 32 £39,750 -0.62% 1
South West +6 31 £42,500 +11.84% 11
Farnborough -13 23 £47,500 -2.56% 2
Glasgow +27 20 £40,000 -17.52% 2
Leicestershire +13 19 £42,500 +25.92%
Cheshire +23 17 £36,000 +6.66% 2
Derbyshire +20 16 £42,500 +12.29% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 16 £37,500 - 1
Wales -13 16 £35,750 -4.66%
Leicester +8 15 £42,500 +25.92%
Hertfordshire -11 15 £40,500 -10.00% 1
Chesterfield +18 14 £42,500 - 1
South Wales -5 14 £34,000 -9.33%
East Sussex +29 13 £45,000 -33.33% 1

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 1501 (86.61%) VMware
2 1278 (73.74%) Windows
3 1013 (58.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 956 (55.16%) Active Directory
5 923 (53.26%) Microsoft
6 796 (45.93%) Windows Server
7 731 (42.18%) Linux
8 640 (36.93%) Cisco
9 555 (32.03%) Firewall
10 514 (29.66%) SAN
11 511 (29.49%) MS Exchange
12 507 (29.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 489 (28.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 487 (28.10%) ITIL
15 460 (26.54%) Citrix
16 454 (26.20%) PowerShell
17 452 (26.08%) DNS
18 396 (22.85%) SQL Server
19 365 (21.06%) Hyper-V
20 354 (20.43%) DHCP
21 352 (20.31%) Data Centre
22 331 (19.10%) HP
23 328 (18.93%) Microsoft Certification
24 319 (18.41%) SQL
24 319 (18.41%) MS Excel
25 307 (17.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 301 (17.37%) TCP/IP
27 293 (16.91%) Office 365
28 287 (16.56%) LAN
29 282 (16.27%) XenApp

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
1 511 (29.49%) MS Exchange
2 249 (14.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 237 (13.68%) IIS
4 154 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 153 (8.83%) OpenStack
6 128 (7.39%) SharePoint
7 118 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 103 (5.94%) CloudStack
9 100 (5.77%) JBoss
10 96 (5.54%) WebLogic
11 95 (5.48%) WebSphere
12 69 (3.98%) Apache
13 58 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
14 56 (3.23%) Skype for Business
15 34 (1.96%) Tomcat
16 30 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
17 24 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 13 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
19 11 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
20 8 (0.46%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 319 (18.41%) MS Excel
2 176 (10.16%) MS Office
3 25 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.058%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.058%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.058%) MS Project
5 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.21%) assyst
2 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.17%) Bankmaster
3 3 (0.17%) Infor CRM
3 3 (0.17%) Line 500
3 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.17%) Sage 1000
3 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.058%) Eikon
5 1 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.058%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.058%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 293 (16.91%) Office 365
2 243 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
3 206 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 80 (4.62%) SaaS
5 66 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
6 60 (3.46%) IaaS
7 38 (2.19%) Mimecast
8 30 (1.73%) PaaS
9 27 (1.56%) OpenShift
10 25 (1.44%) IBM Cloud
11 21 (1.21%) SoftLayer
12 20 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.52%) G Suite
16 8 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.46%) OneDrive
17 7 (0.40%) Amazon S3
18 6 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 4 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 555 (32.03%) Firewall
2 514 (29.66%) SAN
3 452 (26.08%) DNS
4 354 (20.43%) DHCP
5 301 (17.37%) TCP/IP
6 287 (16.56%) LAN
7 272 (15.70%) WAN
8 169 (9.75%) VPN
9 135 (7.79%) VLAN
10 89 (5.14%) Cisco ASA
11 88 (5.08%) NAS
12 78 (4.50%) VoIP
12 78 (4.50%) Wireless
13 77 (4.44%) Internet
14 70 (4.04%) NetScaler
15 66 (3.81%) Network Security
16 55 (3.17%) iSCSI
17 50 (2.89%) Cisco Nexus
17 50 (2.89%) FTP
18 49 (2.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 396 (22.85%) SQL Server
2 103 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 54 (3.12%) MySQL
5 53 (3.06%) Oracle Database
6 44 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 37 (2.14%) Relational Database
8 23 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.63%) Big Data
10 10 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.52%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.46%) Apache Hive
12 8 (0.46%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.29%) OLAP
15 5 (0.29%) OLTP
15 5 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 71 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 57 (3.29%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.65%) TeamCity
4 26 (1.50%) Subversion
5 21 (1.21%) JIRA
5 21 (1.21%) Vagrant
6 15 (0.87%) JUnit
6 15 (0.87%) Maven
7 13 (0.75%) DbUnit
7 13 (0.75%) jMock
7 13 (0.75%) Mockito
7 13 (0.75%) SonarQube
8 11 (0.63%) Hudson
9 10 (0.58%) Visual Studio
10 9 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.52%) Robot Framework
10 9 (0.52%) Selenium
11 8 (0.46%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.46%) CodeSonar
11 8 (0.46%) git-flow
General
1 260 (15.00%) Finance
2 108 (6.23%) Telecoms
3 52 (3.00%) Banking
4 46 (2.65%) Retail
5 40 (2.31%) Back Office
6 37 (2.14%) Legal
7 27 (1.56%) Law
8 23 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.10%) Advertising
9 19 (1.10%) Publishing
10 16 (0.92%) Games
10 16 (0.92%) Marketing
11 14 (0.81%) Online Betting
12 8 (0.46%) Billing
12 8 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.29%) German Language
14 4 (0.23%) Electronics
14 4 (0.23%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 422 (24.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 226 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 192 (11.08%) VMware Engineer
4 191 (11.02%) Analyst
5 166 (9.58%) Administrator
6 127 (7.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 121 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
8 120 (6.92%) DevOps Engineer
9 113 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
10 109 (6.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 105 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
12 104 (6.00%) IT Engineer
13 99 (5.71%) IT Support
14 98 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
14 98 (5.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 98 (5.65%) Infrastructure Support
15 97 (5.60%) Support Analyst
16 94 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
17 91 (5.25%) Network Engineer
18 85 (4.90%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (7.56%) .NET
2 68 (3.92%) Web Services
3 52 (3.00%) LAMP
4 41 (2.37%) SOAP
5 26 (1.50%) JSON
6 25 (1.44%) REST
7 23 (1.33%) ASP.NET
8 22 (1.27%) RESTful
9 17 (0.98%) HTML
10 14 (0.81%) XML
11 13 (0.75%) J2EE
11 13 (0.75%) PowerMock
11 13 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (0.75%) Spring
12 11 (0.63%) Flash
13 10 (0.58%) jBPM
14 8 (0.46%) .NET Framework
14 8 (0.46%) Django
14 8 (0.46%) Java EE
14 8 (0.46%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 352 (20.31%) Data Centre
2 121 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (6.64%) Clustering
4 89 (5.14%) EMC VNX
5 84 (4.85%) Driving Licence
6 73 (4.21%) Replication
7 56 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 51 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
9 47 (2.71%) Computer Science
10 43 (2.48%) PKI
11 37 (2.14%) Fat Client
11 37 (2.14%) Thin Client
12 36 (2.08%) Private Cloud
13 29 (1.67%) Blackberry
14 28 (1.62%) VCE vBlock
15 27 (1.56%) FlexPod
16 26 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
17 25 (1.44%) iPad
18 23 (1.33%) Statistics
19 22 (1.27%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1278 (73.74%) Windows
2 796 (45.93%) Windows Server
3 731 (42.18%) Linux
4 507 (29.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 489 (28.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 251 (14.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 245 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 203 (11.71%) Unix
9 133 (7.67%) Windows 7
10 71 (4.10%) Windows 8
11 62 (3.58%) CentOS
12 61 (3.52%) Windows 10
13 55 (3.17%) Ubuntu
14 47 (2.71%) Solaris
15 32 (1.85%) Mac OS X
16 29 (1.67%) Debian
17 23 (1.33%) Android
17 23 (1.33%) Windows XP
18 19 (1.10%) Apple iOS
18 19 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (28.10%) ITIL
2 228 (13.16%) DevOps
3 203 (11.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 170 (9.81%) Configuration Management
5 167 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
6 129 (7.44%) Scrum
7 114 (6.58%) Presales
8 112 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
9 101 (5.83%) Mentoring
10 98 (5.65%) DSDM
11 95 (5.48%) Change Control
11 95 (5.48%) Project Management
12 86 (4.96%) Migration
12 86 (4.96%) Service Delivery
13 77 (4.44%) RUP
14 73 (4.21%) High Availability
15 71 (4.10%) OWASP
16 70 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
16 70 (4.04%) Service Management
17 64 (3.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 454 (26.20%) PowerShell
2 319 (18.41%) SQL
3 273 (15.75%) Python
4 182 (10.50%) Ruby
5 167 (9.64%) Bash Shell
6 122 (7.04%) Shell Script
7 116 (6.69%) Perl
8 77 (4.44%) Java
9 36 (2.08%) C
10 34 (1.96%) VB
11 27 (1.56%) C#
11 27 (1.56%) VBScript
12 19 (1.10%) JavaScript
13 16 (0.92%) C++
13 16 (0.92%) PHP
14 10 (0.58%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.46%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.35%) Korn
17 3 (0.17%) Go
18 2 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 328 (18.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 307 (17.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 263 (15.18%) Cisco Certification
4 228 (13.16%) MCSE
5 226 (13.04%) CCNA
6 147 (8.48%) MCSA
7 129 (7.44%) Security Cleared
8 113 (6.52%) MCITP
9 106 (6.12%) Degree
10 100 (5.77%) SC Cleared
11 66 (3.81%) CCNP
12 63 (3.64%) MCP
13 40 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (2.08%) VCAP
15 35 (2.02%) VCDX
16 31 (1.79%) VCP5
17 29 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
17 29 (1.67%) RHCSA
18 28 (1.62%) CISSP
18 28 (1.62%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (10.62%) SLA
2 57 (3.29%) PCI DSS
3 30 (1.73%) QA
4 25 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.87%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1013 (58.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 956 (55.16%) Active Directory
3 365 (21.06%) Hyper-V
4 282 (16.27%) XenApp
5 215 (12.41%) vCloud
6 152 (8.77%) VMware ESX
7 147 (8.48%) XenServer
8 146 (8.42%) VMware ESXi
9 113 (6.52%) Xen
10 111 (6.41%) XenDesktop
11 66 (3.81%) Terminal Services
11 66 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
12 60 (3.46%) Docker
13 34 (1.96%) Firmware
13 34 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
14 27 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 24 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 22 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
17 21 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
17 21 (1.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 281 (16.21%) SCCM
2 265 (15.29%) Puppet
3 195 (11.25%) Opscode Chef
4 114 (6.58%) Ansible
5 109 (6.29%) SCOM
6 95 (5.48%) Tivoli
7 93 (5.37%) WSUS
8 77 (4.44%) Cobbler
9 66 (3.81%) vRealize
10 58 (3.35%) Backup Exec
11 55 (3.17%) Nagios
12 48 (2.77%) NetBackup
13 46 (2.65%) vMotion
14 31 (1.79%) Salt
15 27 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 25 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
17 24 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
17 24 (1.38%) Terraform
18 22 (1.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
19 18 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1501 (86.61%) VMware
2 923 (53.26%) Microsoft
3 640 (36.93%) Cisco
4 460 (26.54%) Citrix
5 331 (19.10%) HP
6 258 (14.89%) Red Hat
7 223 (12.87%) Oracle
8 196 (11.31%) NetApp
9 171 (9.87%) EMC
10 143 (8.25%) Dell
11 120 (6.92%) Veeam
12 98 (5.65%) EnterpriseDB
13 87 (5.02%) CheckPoint
14 68 (3.92%) Symantec
15 66 (3.81%) IBM
16 62 (3.58%) CommVault
17 44 (2.54%) Juniper
18 42 (2.42%) Veritas
19 39 (2.25%) Avaya
20 34 (1.96%) SonicWALL
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £23,100 per annum Up to £23,100 +benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bonus + allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fast progression
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £38500.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent rate plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £28,600 per annum Up to £28,600 +benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + bonus + on call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Great package and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + qualifications
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Nonsu
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £40.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago