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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 299 282 329
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +47
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1026 1214 1064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 1.11% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 8.22% 9.48% 8.11%
Number of salaries quoted 897 991 903
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
12479 12810 13120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.70% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 10635 10604 11041
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,309 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -22 963 £47,500 +11.76% 111
London +2 331 £52,500 +5.00% 35
South East -27 270 £47,500 +11.76% 30
Berkshire +63 130 £52,500 +36.36% 8
East of England +16 89 £50,000 +21.21% 10
Yorkshire +22 76 £40,000 +8.84% 7
City of London +46 68 £57,500 +15.00% 5
South West -56 55 £40,063 +2.72% 6
Hampshire -59 52 £44,000 - 8
West Midlands -6 51 £45,000 +20.00% 9
West Yorkshire +19 48 £40,625 +10.16% 5
Leeds +33 46 £40,000 +6.66% 5
North West +13 46 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Manchester +12 37 £42,500 +13.33% 7
East Midlands +19 35 £41,500 +18.57% 6
Hertfordshire 0 33 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Reading +24 32 £62,500 +66.66% 1
Birmingham -3 32 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Bracknell +18 30 £52,500 +36.36% 2
East Sussex +20 21 £42,253 -11.04% 1
Slough +16 21 £50,000 +25.00%
Scotland -9 18 £38,085 -4.78% 4
Suffolk - 18 £30,000 -
Leicestershire +21 17 £62,500 +79.85% 1
South Yorkshire +13 17 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Wiltshire +3 17 £42,500 +8.28%
Surrey -5 17 £55,000 +46.66% 9
South Wales +21 16 £40,000 +15.94% 1
Essex +20 16 £55,000 +37.50%
Wales +19 16 £40,000 +15.94% 1

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1912 (90.83%) VMware
2 1568 (74.49%) Windows
3 1203 (57.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1103 (52.40%) Microsoft
5 1056 (50.17%) Windows Server
6 1019 (48.41%) Active Directory
7 878 (41.71%) Cisco
8 797 (37.86%) Linux
9 732 (34.77%) Firewall
10 705 (33.49%) SAN
11 703 (33.40%) Citrix
12 653 (31.02%) ITIL
13 639 (30.36%) MS Exchange
14 596 (28.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 535 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
16 523 (24.85%) DNS
17 483 (22.95%) HP
18 410 (19.48%) XenApp
19 398 (18.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 397 (18.86%) MS Excel
21 385 (18.29%) SQL Server
22 382 (18.15%) Data Centre
23 381 (18.10%) Hyper-V
24 363 (17.24%) DHCP
25 348 (16.53%) LAN
26 343 (16.29%) WAN
27 341 (16.20%) Microsoft Certification
28 339 (16.10%) PowerShell
29 330 (15.68%) SQL
30 329 (15.63%) SCCM

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
1 639 (30.36%) MS Exchange
2 268 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 196 (9.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 186 (8.84%) IIS
5 155 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 131 (6.22%) SharePoint
7 124 (5.89%) Skype for Business
8 120 (5.70%) OpenStack
9 103 (4.89%) JBoss
10 91 (4.32%) CloudStack
11 90 (4.28%) WebLogic
12 89 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
13 86 (4.09%) WebSphere
14 39 (1.85%) Apache
15 38 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 28 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
17 16 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
17 16 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
18 15 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
19 14 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 397 (18.86%) MS Excel
2 174 (8.27%) MS Office
3 17 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.048%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.81%) assyst
3 14 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.29%) Bankmaster
5 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.24%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.048%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 285 (13.54%) Office 365
2 194 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
3 166 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 65 (3.09%) IaaS
5 55 (2.61%) SaaS
6 52 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
7 43 (2.04%) Mimecast
8 41 (1.95%) PaaS
9 19 (0.90%) OpenShift
10 13 (0.62%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.48%) SoftLayer
12 9 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.33%) Dropbox
14 5 (0.24%) IBM PureFlex
14 5 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.14%) GitHub
15 3 (0.14%) Heroku
16 2 (0.095%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.095%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 732 (34.77%) Firewall
2 705 (33.49%) SAN
3 523 (24.85%) DNS
4 363 (17.24%) DHCP
5 348 (16.53%) LAN
6 343 (16.29%) WAN
7 305 (14.49%) TCP/IP
8 239 (11.35%) VPN
9 157 (7.46%) NAS
10 122 (5.80%) NetScaler
11 116 (5.51%) VLAN
12 115 (5.46%) Network Security
13 114 (5.42%) Cisco ASA
14 109 (5.18%) Cisco Nexus
15 108 (5.13%) iSCSI
16 98 (4.66%) VoIP
17 95 (4.51%) Fibre Channel
18 78 (3.71%) Internet
19 71 (3.37%) Wireless
20 60 (2.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 83 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (1.57%) MySQL
5 32 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 29 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 28 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (0.71%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.57%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.52%) Big Data
11 9 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.29%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
16 3 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
16 3 (0.14%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 66 (3.14%) Git (software)
2 65 (3.09%) Jenkins
3 42 (2.00%) Subversion
4 32 (1.52%) TeamCity
5 30 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 21 (1.00%) JIRA
7 19 (0.90%) Vagrant
8 14 (0.67%) GitLab
9 7 (0.33%) Selenium
10 6 (0.29%) Maven
10 6 (0.29%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.19%) Appium
11 4 (0.19%) Mocha
12 3 (0.14%) ClearQuest
12 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.095%) DbUnit
13 2 (0.095%) jMock
13 2 (0.095%) JUnit
13 2 (0.095%) Mockito
13 2 (0.095%) TestDirector
General
1 291 (13.82%) Finance
2 82 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 49 (2.33%) Law
4 42 (2.00%) Retail
5 41 (1.95%) Banking
6 37 (1.76%) Legal
7 33 (1.57%) Financial Institution
8 30 (1.43%) Back Office
9 25 (1.19%) Advertising
10 21 (1.00%) Publishing
11 16 (0.76%) Games
11 16 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.62%) Marketing
13 9 (0.43%) Billing
14 7 (0.33%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.24%) Electronics
15 5 (0.24%) Local Government
16 4 (0.19%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.095%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.095%) German Language
Job Titles
1 449 (21.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 255 (12.11%) VMware Engineer
3 219 (10.40%) Analyst
4 214 (10.17%) Administrator
5 206 (9.79%) Support Engineer
6 188 (8.93%) Consultant
7 162 (7.70%) Systems Administrator
8 155 (7.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 146 (6.94%) Systems Engineer
10 136 (6.46%) 3rd Line Support
11 131 (6.22%) Server Engineer
12 126 (5.99%) Windows Engineer
13 109 (5.18%) DevOps Engineer
14 108 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support
15 104 (4.94%) Support Analyst
16 100 (4.75%) IT Engineer
17 97 (4.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 95 (4.51%) Network Engineer
19 94 (4.47%) Linux Engineer
20 88 (4.18%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (5.08%) .NET
2 68 (3.23%) Web Services
3 51 (2.42%) LAMP
4 32 (1.52%) Middleware
5 22 (1.05%) HTML
6 13 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (0.57%) ActiveMQ
7 12 (0.57%) COM
7 12 (0.57%) JSON
8 11 (0.52%) ELK Stack
8 11 (0.52%) SOAP
9 7 (0.33%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.33%) XML
9 7 (0.33%) XMPP
10 5 (0.24%) CGI
10 5 (0.24%) Node.js
11 4 (0.19%) Chai
11 4 (0.19%) CSS
11 4 (0.19%) WSH
12 3 (0.14%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 382 (18.15%) Data Centre
2 163 (7.74%) Replication
3 148 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
4 133 (6.32%) EMC VNX
5 105 (4.99%) Clustering
6 89 (4.23%) Driving Licence
7 66 (3.14%) Fat Client
7 66 (3.14%) Thin Client
8 57 (2.71%) VCE vBlock
9 54 (2.57%) Management Information System
10 52 (2.47%) PKI
11 48 (2.28%) Blackberry
12 47 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
13 44 (2.09%) HP Storage
14 41 (1.95%) iPad
15 39 (1.85%) Private Cloud
16 37 (1.76%) EqualLogic
16 37 (1.76%) Public Cloud
17 26 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
18 24 (1.14%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1568 (74.49%) Windows
2 1056 (50.17%) Windows Server
3 797 (37.86%) Linux
4 596 (28.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 535 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 319 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 256 (12.16%) Unix
8 242 (11.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 148 (7.03%) Windows 7
10 108 (5.13%) CentOS
11 106 (5.04%) Windows 8
12 101 (4.80%) Windows 10
13 54 (2.57%) Ubuntu
14 53 (2.52%) AIX
15 47 (2.23%) Solaris
16 45 (2.14%) Windows XP
17 40 (1.90%) SUSE
18 37 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
19 28 (1.33%) Android
20 27 (1.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (31.02%) ITIL
2 228 (10.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 166 (7.89%) DevOps
4 159 (7.55%) Configuration Management
5 149 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
6 124 (5.89%) Service Management
7 120 (5.70%) Migration
8 118 (5.61%) Mentoring
9 109 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
10 108 (5.13%) Service Delivery
11 106 (5.04%) Presales
12 102 (4.85%) High Availability
13 101 (4.80%) Change Management
14 98 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
15 93 (4.42%) Server Virtualisation
16 88 (4.18%) Project Management
16 88 (4.18%) Scrum
17 86 (4.09%) Capacity Planning
18 81 (3.85%) RUP
19 80 (3.80%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 339 (16.10%) PowerShell
2 330 (15.68%) SQL
3 222 (10.55%) Python
4 169 (8.03%) Bash Shell
5 164 (7.79%) Ruby
6 132 (6.27%) Perl
7 121 (5.75%) Shell Script
8 50 (2.38%) Java
9 35 (1.66%) C
10 22 (1.05%) JavaScript
11 20 (0.95%) VBScript
12 13 (0.62%) Bourne shell
12 13 (0.62%) PHP
13 12 (0.57%) C-shell
13 12 (0.57%) Korn
14 10 (0.48%) VB
15 7 (0.33%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.19%) C#
17 3 (0.14%) Groovy
17 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 398 (18.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 341 (16.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 264 (12.54%) Cisco Certification
4 249 (11.83%) MCSE
5 211 (10.02%) CCNA
6 193 (9.17%) Security Cleared
7 153 (7.27%) MCSA
8 149 (7.08%) SC Cleared
9 109 (5.18%) Degree
10 97 (4.61%) MCITP
11 92 (4.37%) CCNP
12 68 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
12 68 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
13 60 (2.85%) MCP
14 51 (2.42%) CCA
15 49 (2.33%) VCP5
16 44 (2.09%) VCAP
17 42 (2.00%) RHCSA
18 29 (1.38%) RHCE
19 23 (1.09%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (9.17%) SLA
2 52 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 30 (1.43%) QA
5 17 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.43%) COBIT
6 9 (0.43%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.048%) DICOM
8 1 (0.048%) HL7
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.048%) RMADS
8 1 (0.048%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1203 (57.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1019 (48.41%) Active Directory
3 410 (19.48%) XenApp
4 381 (18.10%) Hyper-V
5 263 (12.49%) VMware ESXi
6 226 (10.74%) XenDesktop
7 216 (10.26%) VMware ESX
8 201 (9.55%) vCloud
9 188 (8.93%) XenServer
10 116 (5.51%) Virtual Machines
11 101 (4.80%) Xen
12 63 (2.99%) Terminal Services
13 51 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
14 42 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
15 39 (1.85%) Docker
16 36 (1.71%) NFS
17 28 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
18 27 (1.28%) Firmware
19 22 (1.05%) KVM
20 21 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 329 (15.63%) SCCM
2 230 (10.93%) Puppet
3 177 (8.41%) SCOM
4 147 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
5 145 (6.89%) Backup Exec
6 113 (5.37%) Ansible
7 107 (5.08%) WSUS
8 102 (4.85%) NetBackup
9 96 (4.56%) Tivoli
10 80 (3.80%) Cobbler
11 78 (3.71%) vRealize
12 74 (3.52%) Nagios
13 59 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
14 48 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
14 48 (2.28%) vMotion
15 47 (2.23%) Salt
16 43 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
16 43 (2.04%) HP SIM
17 41 (1.95%) Microsoft Clustering
18 34 (1.62%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1912 (90.83%) VMware
2 1103 (52.40%) Microsoft
3 878 (41.71%) Cisco
4 703 (33.40%) Citrix
5 483 (22.95%) HP
6 312 (14.82%) Red Hat
7 282 (13.40%) EMC
8 277 (13.16%) NetApp
9 243 (11.54%) Oracle
10 177 (8.41%) Dell
11 176 (8.36%) Symantec
12 151 (7.17%) Veeam
13 122 (5.80%) IBM
14 87 (4.13%) CheckPoint
15 79 (3.75%) EnterpriseDB
16 75 (3.56%) 3PAR
17 74 (3.52%) F5
17 74 (3.52%) SolarWinds
18 63 (2.99%) Juniper
19 59 (2.80%) Intel Security
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Comtecs
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Great package
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary Up to £60,000 basic + 10% Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
CHM Recruit
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum + Benefits + On Call Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Extensive Blue-Chip Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £40k - 55k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Bonus (averaged 50% last year)
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago