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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 321 298 327
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +29
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1010 1174 1121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.06% 0.93%
As % of the System Software category 8.00% 8.78% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 888 971 995
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
12618 13371 12674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.27% 12.12% 10.47%
Number of salaries quoted 10685 10985 10653
Median salary £42,000 £42,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -17 970 £45,000 +1.12% 95
London -36 357 £52,500 +5.00% 22
South East -14 247 £45,000 +5.88% 31
Berkshire +53 93 £56,600 +21.72% 10
Yorkshire +19 91 £40,000 +17.64% 13
South West -9 79 £40,000 +14.28% 6
East of England +1 75 £45,000 - 6
City of London +37 69 £57,500 +15.00% 5
West Yorkshire +33 52 £42,500 +25.00% 13
Hertfordshire +23 52 £45,000 - 5
Leeds +22 48 £42,500 +14.47% 11
West Midlands -21 48 £45,000 +23.28% 9
Hampshire -48 43 £41,250 -8.33% 4
Reading +40 41 £56,250 -35.71% 4
North West +33 41 £39,500 +9.72% 4
East Sussex +44 36 £50,000 -28.57% 3
Manchester +17 32 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Birmingham -13 32 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Surrey -24 31 £45,000 +16.88% 4
Wiltshire +16 29 £45,000 +34.32% 2
Bristol +16 25 £45,000 +36.36% 1
North Yorkshire +5 24 £37,500 +25.00%
East Midlands +4 23 £33,000 -25.84% 3
Kent -10 20 £35,000 -10.25% 3
Lewes +1 18 £70,000 +60.00%
Brighton +31 17 £35,000 -53.33% 2
Harrogate +21 17 £37,000 +13.84%
Swindon +9 15 £51,250 +50.73%
Gloucestershire -13 15 £36,000 +5.88% 1
Watford +17 13 £45,000 -10.00%

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 1927 (91.41%) VMware
2 1582 (75.05%) Windows
3 1239 (58.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1078 (51.14%) Microsoft
5 1036 (49.15%) Windows Server
6 965 (45.78%) Active Directory
7 902 (42.79%) Cisco
8 792 (37.57%) Linux
9 737 (34.96%) SAN
10 734 (34.82%) Firewall
11 691 (32.78%) ITIL
12 676 (32.07%) Citrix
13 646 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 604 (28.65%) MS Exchange
15 595 (28.23%) Windows Server 2012
16 514 (24.38%) HP
17 506 (24.00%) DNS
18 411 (19.50%) Data Centre
19 407 (19.31%) XenApp
20 405 (19.21%) SQL Server
21 388 (18.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 378 (17.93%) MS Excel
23 372 (17.65%) Hyper-V
24 369 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
25 360 (17.08%) NetApp
26 354 (16.79%) DHCP
27 337 (15.99%) WAN
28 331 (15.70%) LAN
29 328 (15.56%) SCCM
30 322 (15.28%) SQL

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
1 604 (28.65%) MS Exchange
2 269 (12.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 187 (8.87%) IIS
4 179 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 139 (6.59%) SharePoint
6 130 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 125 (5.93%) Skype for Business
8 113 (5.36%) OpenStack
9 98 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 78 (3.70%) CloudStack
11 75 (3.56%) JBoss
12 72 (3.42%) WebLogic
12 72 (3.42%) WebSphere
13 70 (3.32%) Apache
14 35 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 21 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
16 19 (0.90%) Tomcat
17 17 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
18 16 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
19 12 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 378 (17.93%) MS Excel
2 159 (7.54%) MS Office
3 14 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.095%) MS Project
5 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (0.62%) assyst
1 13 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
1 13 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.28%) Bankmaster
4 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.047%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 195 (9.25%) Office 365
2 190 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
3 167 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 66 (3.13%) IaaS
5 53 (2.51%) Mimecast
6 43 (2.04%) SaaS
7 42 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (1.85%) PaaS
9 14 (0.66%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.33%) SoftLayer
12 6 (0.28%) IBM PureFlex
12 6 (0.28%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
14 3 (0.14%) GitHub
14 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.095%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.095%) Heroku
15 2 (0.095%) IBM SmartCloud
16 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 737 (34.96%) SAN
2 734 (34.82%) Firewall
3 506 (24.00%) DNS
4 354 (16.79%) DHCP
5 337 (15.99%) WAN
6 331 (15.70%) LAN
7 301 (14.28%) TCP/IP
8 235 (11.15%) VPN
9 161 (7.64%) NAS
10 150 (7.12%) Cisco Nexus
11 133 (6.31%) iSCSI
12 126 (5.98%) Fibre Channel
13 124 (5.88%) Network Security
14 114 (5.41%) NetScaler
15 110 (5.22%) Cisco ASA
16 94 (4.46%) VLAN
17 90 (4.27%) VoIP
18 68 (3.23%) Internet
19 59 (2.80%) SSL
20 55 (2.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 82 (3.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 58 (2.75%) MySQL
5 41 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (0.81%) Hadoop
7 15 (0.71%) MongoDB
8 13 (0.62%) Big Data
9 10 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.47%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.43%) Informix
11 8 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 65 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 39 (1.85%) Subversion
4 33 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 30 (1.42%) TeamCity
6 26 (1.23%) JIRA
7 18 (0.85%) Selenium
8 13 (0.62%) GitLab
8 13 (0.62%) Vagrant
9 11 (0.52%) Maven
9 11 (0.52%) SonarQube
10 10 (0.47%) Appium
10 10 (0.47%) Mocha
11 5 (0.24%) ClearQuest
11 5 (0.24%) MSI
12 4 (0.19%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.19%) PHPUnit
13 3 (0.14%) TestDirector
14 2 (0.095%) CruiseControl
14 2 (0.095%) Hudson
General
1 297 (14.09%) Finance
2 81 (3.84%) Telecoms
3 40 (1.90%) Financial Institution
4 38 (1.80%) Law
5 34 (1.61%) Banking
6 32 (1.52%) Back Office
7 25 (1.19%) Advertising
8 23 (1.09%) Legal
8 23 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 20 (0.95%) Marketing
9 20 (0.95%) Retail
10 19 (0.90%) Publishing
11 14 (0.66%) Electronics
12 12 (0.57%) Billing
13 9 (0.43%) Games
14 6 (0.28%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.19%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.095%) Local Government
18 1 (0.047%) Military
Job Titles
1 395 (18.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 264 (12.52%) Administrator
3 257 (12.19%) VMware Engineer
4 204 (9.68%) Analyst
5 202 (9.58%) Consultant
6 201 (9.54%) Support Engineer
7 195 (9.25%) Systems Administrator
8 160 (7.59%) Systems Engineer
9 156 (7.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 128 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
11 126 (5.98%) Server Engineer
12 110 (5.22%) Support Analyst
13 106 (5.03%) Infrastructure Support
13 106 (5.03%) Linux Engineer
14 97 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
15 94 (4.46%) IT Engineer
16 91 (4.32%) Architect
17 86 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
18 85 (4.03%) Network Engineer
19 82 (3.89%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (4.60%) .NET
2 66 (3.13%) LAMP
3 42 (1.99%) Web Services
4 41 (1.94%) Middleware
5 20 (0.95%) HTML
6 17 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
7 15 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
8 13 (0.62%) COM
8 13 (0.62%) XMPP
9 8 (0.38%) XML
10 7 (0.33%) 802.1X
10 7 (0.33%) ELK Stack
10 7 (0.33%) WSH
11 5 (0.24%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.24%) CSS
11 5 (0.24%) VXML
12 4 (0.19%) MEAN Stack
12 4 (0.19%) Sass
12 4 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.14%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 411 (19.50%) Data Centre
2 165 (7.83%) Replication
3 157 (7.45%) EMC VNX
4 151 (7.16%) Clustering
5 147 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
6 79 (3.75%) Driving Licence
7 69 (3.27%) Fat Client
7 69 (3.27%) Thin Client
8 65 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 61 (2.89%) VCE vBlock
10 49 (2.32%) Blackberry
11 48 (2.28%) Management Information System
12 44 (2.09%) EqualLogic
12 44 (2.09%) Private Cloud
13 42 (1.99%) FlexPod
13 42 (1.99%) HP Storage
14 39 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
15 38 (1.80%) Client/Server
15 38 (1.80%) PKI
16 33 (1.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1582 (75.05%) Windows
2 1036 (49.15%) Windows Server
3 792 (37.57%) Linux
4 646 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 595 (28.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 307 (14.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 238 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 237 (11.24%) Unix
9 133 (6.31%) Windows 7
10 119 (5.65%) CentOS
11 106 (5.03%) Windows 8
12 84 (3.98%) Windows 10
13 56 (2.66%) Data ONTAP
14 52 (2.47%) AIX
15 47 (2.23%) Windows XP
16 42 (1.99%) Solaris
16 42 (1.99%) Ubuntu
17 34 (1.61%) SUSE
18 32 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
19 29 (1.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 691 (32.78%) ITIL
2 230 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 139 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (6.55%) Migration
5 133 (6.31%) Mentoring
6 132 (6.26%) Configuration Management
7 131 (6.21%) DevOps
8 124 (5.88%) Presales
9 121 (5.74%) Service Management
10 104 (4.93%) Change Management
11 103 (4.89%) Capacity Planning
12 102 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
13 97 (4.60%) Service Delivery
14 95 (4.51%) High Availability
15 89 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
16 87 (4.13%) Server Virtualisation
17 83 (3.94%) Load Balancing
18 77 (3.65%) Scrum
19 73 (3.46%) Capacity Management
19 73 (3.46%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 322 (15.28%) SQL
2 287 (13.61%) PowerShell
3 201 (9.54%) Python
4 169 (8.02%) Ruby
5 151 (7.16%) Bash Shell
6 125 (5.93%) Perl
7 104 (4.93%) Shell Script
8 54 (2.56%) Java
9 43 (2.04%) C
10 26 (1.23%) VBScript
11 24 (1.14%) JavaScript
12 20 (0.95%) PHP
13 11 (0.52%) VB
14 9 (0.43%) Bourne shell
14 9 (0.43%) C-shell
15 8 (0.38%) C#
16 7 (0.33%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.19%) Korn
18 3 (0.14%) Groovy
18 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 388 (18.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 369 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 289 (13.71%) Cisco Certification
4 275 (13.05%) MCSE
5 224 (10.63%) CCNA
6 192 (9.11%) Security Cleared
7 187 (8.87%) MCSA
8 141 (6.69%) SC Cleared
9 111 (5.27%) Degree
10 109 (5.17%) CCNP
11 103 (4.89%) MCITP
12 64 (3.04%) Citrix Certification
13 62 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
14 58 (2.75%) VCP5
15 57 (2.70%) MCP
16 51 (2.42%) VCAP
17 48 (2.28%) CCA
18 36 (1.71%) RHCE
19 32 (1.52%) RHCSA
20 26 (1.23%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (9.06%) SLA
2 63 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (2.51%) PCI DSS
4 49 (2.32%) QA
5 14 (0.66%) COBIT
6 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.095%) BS7799
7 2 (0.095%) DICOM
7 2 (0.095%) HL7
8 1 (0.047%) RMADS
8 1 (0.047%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1239 (58.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 965 (45.78%) Active Directory
3 407 (19.31%) XenApp
4 372 (17.65%) Hyper-V
5 270 (12.81%) VMware ESXi
6 215 (10.20%) XenDesktop
7 214 (10.15%) VMware ESX
8 189 (8.97%) vCloud
9 175 (8.30%) XenServer
10 92 (4.36%) Xen
11 64 (3.04%) Terminal Services
12 59 (2.80%) NFS
13 56 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
14 41 (1.94%) Docker
15 24 (1.14%) KVM
16 22 (1.04%) DFS Replication
17 20 (0.95%) VMware Server
18 19 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 18 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 14 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 328 (15.56%) SCCM
2 218 (10.34%) Puppet
3 190 (9.01%) SCOM
4 167 (7.92%) Backup Exec
5 149 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
6 113 (5.36%) WSUS
7 111 (5.27%) NetBackup
8 103 (4.89%) Ansible
9 77 (3.65%) Nagios
10 76 (3.61%) Tivoli
11 69 (3.27%) Cobbler
12 68 (3.23%) vRealize
13 60 (2.85%) McAfee ePO
14 55 (2.61%) vMotion
15 51 (2.42%) HP SIM
16 48 (2.28%) Salt
17 47 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
18 45 (2.13%) SCVMM
19 35 (1.66%) HP Data Protector
20 29 (1.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 1927 (91.41%) VMware
2 1078 (51.14%) Microsoft
3 902 (42.79%) Cisco
4 676 (32.07%) Citrix
5 514 (24.38%) HP
6 360 (17.08%) NetApp
7 317 (15.04%) EMC
8 308 (14.61%) Red Hat
9 196 (9.30%) Oracle
10 195 (9.25%) Dell
11 175 (8.30%) Symantec
12 126 (5.98%) IBM
13 125 (5.93%) Veeam
14 93 (4.41%) CheckPoint
15 83 (3.94%) 3PAR
16 82 (3.89%) SolarWinds
17 78 (3.70%) F5
18 77 (3.65%) Intel Security
19 72 (3.42%) Avaya
20 65 (3.08%) EnterpriseDB
Clevedon, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £25-28,000 + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampton, Middlesex
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £37800.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £31000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Circa £48,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Intech 7
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £42253.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago