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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 228 256 250
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -6
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1434 1206 1293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.10% 1.12%
As % of the System Software category 10.73% 10.48% 10.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1257 927 1161
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.77%

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
13359 11509 11767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.93% 10.51% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11334 9517 10121
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 2014. 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 +42 1381 £42,500 -5.55% 154
London +46 547 £49,000 -2.00% 52
South East +36 350 £42,500 -5.55% 38
City of London +33 136 £52,000 -7.55% 16
Yorkshire -37 110 £36,000 -17.71% 15
West Midlands +59 109 £33,000 -34.00% 18
East of England -10 105 £45,000 -1.09% 7
Berkshire +10 91 £34,000 -24.44% 5
West Yorkshire -26 79 £36,000 -7.69% 11
Surrey +20 71 £45,000 - 4
South West +22 66 £37,500 -2.59% 12
North West -6 65 £33,000 -20.48% 8
Hampshire -25 63 £45,000 +20.00% 14
Hertfordshire +26 60 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Leeds -32 60 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Birmingham +18 49 £32,500 -35.00% 6
West Sussex +36 46 £46,000 -3.15% 4
Manchester -3 46 £33,000 +10.00% 7
Reading +28 40 £34,000 -24.44% 1
Dorset +30 39 £37,500 - 1
Crawley +31 36 £46,000 -8.00% 3
Kent +23 34 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Poole - 33 £37,500 -
East Midlands +12 30 £41,250 +8.55% 4
Scotland +3 25 £45,000 +7.78% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 25 £38,500 +75.00% 3
Slough -4 23 £36,500 -2.66% 2
East Sussex - 22 £40,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +14 20 £41,250 -17.50%
Nottingham +13 20 £41,250 -17.50%

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2469 (95.92%) VMware
2 1913 (74.32%) Windows
3 1725 (67.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1337 (51.94%) Microsoft
5 1228 (47.71%) Active Directory
6 1101 (42.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 1068 (41.49%) Citrix
8 999 (38.81%) SAN
9 996 (38.69%) MS Exchange
10 986 (38.31%) Cisco
11 789 (30.65%) Linux
12 706 (27.43%) DNS
13 696 (27.04%) HP
14 657 (25.52%) XenApp
15 640 (24.86%) Firewall
16 626 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
17 619 (24.05%) ITIL
18 608 (23.62%) SQL Server
19 584 (22.69%) Exchange Server 2010
20 583 (22.65%) Windows Server 2003
21 537 (20.86%) DHCP
22 480 (18.65%) Microsoft Certification
23 470 (18.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 460 (17.87%) MS Excel
25 455 (17.68%) Hyper-V
26 453 (17.60%) NetApp
27 448 (17.40%) SQL
28 440 (17.09%) TCP/IP
29 437 (16.98%) VMware ESX
30 422 (16.39%) Finance

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 996 (38.69%) MS Exchange
2 584 (22.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 325 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 301 (11.69%) IIS
5 288 (11.19%) SharePoint
6 221 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 207 (8.04%) Lync
8 187 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 167 (6.49%) Apache
10 101 (3.92%) Tomcat
11 68 (2.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 54 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
13 53 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
14 45 (1.75%) JBoss
15 38 (1.48%) WebSphere
15 38 (1.48%) CMS
16 34 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
17 32 (1.24%) WebLogic
17 32 (1.24%) OpenStack
18 23 (0.89%) nginx
Applications
1 460 (17.87%) MS Excel
2 206 (8.00%) MS Office
3 17 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.19%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 31 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.16%) Summit
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.12%) Tridion
6 2 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.039%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.039%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.039%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.039%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.039%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 138 (5.36%) Office 365
2 74 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (2.25%) IaaS
4 57 (2.21%) PaaS
5 53 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
6 48 (1.86%) SaaS
7 39 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.47%) IBM SmartCloud
9 10 (0.39%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.12%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.039%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.039%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 999 (38.81%) SAN
2 706 (27.43%) DNS
3 640 (24.86%) Firewall
4 537 (20.86%) DHCP
5 440 (17.09%) TCP/IP
6 389 (15.11%) WAN
7 366 (14.22%) LAN
8 312 (12.12%) VPN
9 299 (11.62%) NAS
10 195 (7.58%) NetScaler
11 183 (7.11%) iSCSI
12 176 (6.84%) VLAN
13 140 (5.44%) Internet
14 125 (4.86%) Cisco ASA
15 122 (4.74%) IPsec
15 122 (4.74%) SSL
16 121 (4.70%) MPLS
17 120 (4.66%) Wireless
18 117 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
19 111 (4.31%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 608 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 211 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 144 (5.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 120 (4.66%) MySQL
5 75 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 52 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
7 47 (1.83%) Relational Database
8 42 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 29 (1.13%) DB2
10 20 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
12 16 (0.62%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.51%) Informix
14 10 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.31%) Redis
16 7 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
17 6 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
17 6 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 5 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 55 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 30 (1.17%) Jenkins
3 29 (1.13%) Subversion
4 26 (1.01%) AdminStudio
5 22 (0.85%) JIRA
6 18 (0.70%) LoadRunner
7 15 (0.58%) Hudson
8 14 (0.54%) Ant
8 14 (0.54%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.43%) CruiseControl
10 10 (0.39%) JMeter
10 10 (0.39%) Maven
11 9 (0.35%) Artifactory
11 9 (0.35%) Mercurial
12 7 (0.27%) JProfiler
13 6 (0.23%) Juju
13 6 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.19%) MSI
14 5 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
14 5 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 422 (16.39%) Finance
2 76 (2.95%) Banking
3 64 (2.49%) Telecoms
4 63 (2.45%) Law
5 55 (2.14%) Back Office
6 52 (2.02%) Publishing
7 50 (1.94%) Legal
8 42 (1.63%) Marketing
9 37 (1.44%) Advertising
10 33 (1.28%) Retail
11 20 (0.78%) Games
12 19 (0.74%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.58%) Manufacturing
15 13 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.39%) Electronics
17 3 (0.12%) Welsh Language
18 2 (0.078%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.078%) Military
19 1 (0.039%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 419 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 357 (13.87%) Support Engineer
3 341 (13.25%) Analyst
4 217 (8.43%) Consultant
5 212 (8.24%) Administrator
6 202 (7.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 169 (6.57%) Systems Administrator
8 144 (5.59%) Architect
9 140 (5.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 131 (5.09%) Support Analyst
11 113 (4.39%) Systems Engineer
12 108 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 106 (4.12%) Server Engineer
14 89 (3.46%) Senior Analyst
15 85 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
16 83 (3.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 78 (3.03%) Technical Support
18 75 (2.91%) VMware Engineer
19 71 (2.76%) Team Leader
20 69 (2.68%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (2.72%) Web Services
2 46 (1.79%) .NET
2 46 (1.79%) Application Packaging
3 21 (0.82%) HTML
4 19 (0.74%) XML
5 17 (0.66%) Middleware
6 16 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
7 14 (0.54%) JSON
8 13 (0.51%) LAMP
9 11 (0.43%) RESTful
9 11 (0.43%) Ajax
10 10 (0.39%) Software Packaging
11 8 (0.31%) J2EE
12 7 (0.27%) XSL
12 7 (0.27%) XHTML
12 7 (0.27%) X-Windows
12 7 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (0.23%) Django
13 6 (0.23%) COM
14 5 (0.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 291 (11.31%) Clustering
2 178 (6.92%) Replication
3 142 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 122 (4.74%) Blackberry
5 90 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 86 (3.34%) CLARiiON
7 61 (2.37%) Hedge funds
7 61 (2.37%) Enterprise Storage
8 60 (2.33%) EqualLogic
9 39 (1.52%) Open Source
10 35 (1.36%) Computer Science
11 31 (1.20%) PKI
11 31 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
12 25 (0.97%) Fat Client
12 25 (0.97%) Thin Client
13 21 (0.82%) Mathematics
14 20 (0.78%) Mobile App
15 19 (0.74%) GIS
16 18 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (0.66%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 1913 (74.32%) Windows
2 1101 (42.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 789 (30.65%) Linux
4 626 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 583 (22.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 288 (11.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 234 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 217 (8.43%) UNIX
9 170 (6.60%) CentOS
10 139 (5.40%) Solaris
11 127 (4.93%) Windows 8
12 121 (4.70%) Windows XP
13 63 (2.45%) AIX
14 51 (1.98%) Windows 2000
15 48 (1.86%) Windows Vista
16 47 (1.83%) VMS
17 41 (1.59%) Android
18 39 (1.52%) Ubuntu
19 34 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
20 28 (1.09%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (24.05%) ITIL
2 218 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
3 183 (7.11%) Project Management
4 149 (5.79%) Migration
5 146 (5.67%) Change Management
6 120 (4.66%) Configuration Management
7 105 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
8 102 (3.96%) Load Balancing
9 94 (3.65%) Service Delivery
10 91 (3.54%) Problem Management
11 90 (3.50%) Mentoring
12 88 (3.42%) Incident Management
13 85 (3.30%) DevOps
14 79 (3.07%) Service Management
15 77 (2.99%) Business Continuity
15 77 (2.99%) Capacity Management
16 65 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
17 60 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
17 60 (2.33%) PRINCE2
18 58 (2.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 448 (17.40%) SQL
2 278 (10.80%) PowerShell
3 148 (5.75%) Perl
4 132 (5.13%) PHP
5 108 (4.20%) Python
6 101 (3.92%) Bash Shell
7 84 (3.26%) VBScript
8 72 (2.80%) Java
9 69 (2.68%) Ruby
10 63 (2.45%) Shell Script
11 46 (1.79%) T-SQL
12 41 (1.59%) JavaScript
13 40 (1.55%) VB
14 39 (1.52%) C
15 34 (1.32%) C#
16 17 (0.66%) Korn
17 12 (0.47%) R
18 11 (0.43%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.39%) C++
20 5 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 480 (18.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 470 (18.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 386 (15.00%) MCSE
4 301 (11.69%) Cisco Certification
5 203 (7.89%) Degree
6 177 (6.88%) Citrix Certification
7 174 (6.76%) CCNA
8 159 (6.18%) MCSA
9 157 (6.10%) CCA
9 157 (6.10%) MCITP
10 153 (5.94%) Security Cleared
11 113 (4.39%) CCNP
12 99 (3.85%) SC Cleared
13 74 (2.87%) NCDA
13 74 (2.87%) VCAP
14 68 (2.64%) CCEE
14 68 (2.64%) VCP5
15 65 (2.53%) MCP
16 47 (1.83%) MCTS
17 46 (1.79%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (7.73%) SLA
2 42 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.51%) QA
4 2 (0.078%) BS7799
4 2 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.039%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1725 (67.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1228 (47.71%) Active Directory
3 657 (25.52%) XenApp
4 455 (17.68%) Hyper-V
5 437 (16.98%) VMware ESX
6 392 (15.23%) VMware ESXi
7 326 (12.67%) XenDesktop
8 237 (9.21%) vCloud
9 149 (5.79%) XenServer
10 75 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 74 (2.87%) NFS
12 51 (1.98%) Terminal Services
13 50 (1.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 46 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 42 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 40 (1.55%) UAG
16 40 (1.55%) Firmware
17 39 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 35 (1.36%) Xen
19 26 (1.01%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 266 (10.33%) SCCM
2 218 (8.47%) Backup Exec
3 192 (7.46%) NetBackup
4 184 (7.15%) SCOM
5 119 (4.62%) WSUS
6 116 (4.51%) Puppet
7 107 (4.16%) Nagios
8 97 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
9 70 (2.72%) EMC NetWorker
10 56 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
11 55 (2.14%) HP SIM
12 45 (1.75%) XenMobile
12 45 (1.75%) Cacti
13 41 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
14 37 (1.44%) Legato
15 36 (1.40%) SCVMM
16 28 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 27 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 24 (0.93%) Opsview
19 23 (0.89%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 2469 (95.92%) VMware
2 1337 (51.94%) Microsoft
3 1068 (41.49%) Citrix
4 986 (38.31%) Cisco
5 696 (27.04%) HP
6 453 (17.60%) NetApp
7 395 (15.35%) EMC
8 346 (13.44%) Red Hat
9 295 (11.46%) Dell
10 276 (10.72%) Symantec
11 211 (8.20%) Oracle
12 169 (6.57%) Veeam
13 165 (6.41%) IBM
14 115 (4.47%) Juniper
15 107 (4.16%) AppSense
16 80 (3.11%) McAfee
17 79 (3.07%) Sophos
18 74 (2.87%) Brocade
19 67 (2.60%) Veritas
20 62 (2.41%) Avaya
Sidcup, Kent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000 - £57000 per annum + + bonus + great benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sidcup, Kent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £57000.00 per annum + 31 days + bonus + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Harris Global
Salary: £45,000 per annum £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Talent Spa
Salary: £45-55k DoE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum £21k basic + pension + healthcare+ f
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Circa £40k plus 5k car allowance, pe
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + great company
Posted: 2 days ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago