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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 284 245 307
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +62
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1111 1355 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.27% 0.96%
As % of the System Software category 9.14% 10.23% 9.18%
Number of salaries quoted 960 1148 788
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,000 £29,421
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.79% -7.22%

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
12155 13246 11013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.00% 12.44% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10323 11182 9088
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 -33 1025 £44,000 -2.22% 120
London -113 315 £52,500 +5.00% 40
South East -29 302 £45,000 - 26
Yorkshire +27 110 £42,500 +18.05% 9
Berkshire +1 97 £55,000 +37.50% 9
Hampshire +12 90 £42,500 -5.55% 5
East of England -27 76 £38,750 -13.88% 10
South West +8 74 £37,500 - 9
West Yorkshire -10 62 £42,500 +14.86% 4
City of London -3 56 £52,500 - 7
West Midlands -32 56 £35,000 +4.47% 10
Southampton +18 51 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East Midlands +30 46 £37,846 -9.62% 2
Hertfordshire +7 45 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Leeds -5 45 £42,500 +15.64% 4
Surrey -7 39 £45,000 - 6
Reading +23 37 £60,000 +60.00% 3
North West +1 36 £35,000 +7.69% 13
North Yorkshire +40 31 £33,500 -0.74% 4
Gloucestershire +23 31 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Manchester +1 27 £34,500 +1.47% 7
Scotland +3 26 £38,500 -9.41% 5
Slough -5 24 £50,000 +25.00%
Harrogate +35 23 £37,000 +13.84% 2
Derbyshire +21 23 £37,846 +35.16% 1
Kent +5 23 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Birmingham -17 20 £38,750 +19.23% 4
Glasgow -17 18 £38,500 -9.41% 1
Derby +15 17 £42,506 - 1
Cheltenham +15 17 £35,000 +7.69% 1

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1935 (92.63%) VMware
2 1582 (75.73%) Windows
3 1363 (65.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1105 (52.90%) Microsoft
5 1056 (50.55%) Active Directory
6 1033 (49.45%) Windows Server
7 848 (40.59%) Cisco
8 741 (35.47%) Linux
9 711 (34.04%) SAN
9 711 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 679 (32.50%) Citrix
11 657 (31.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 644 (30.83%) ITIL
13 588 (28.15%) Firewall
14 564 (27.00%) MS Exchange
15 514 (24.61%) DNS
16 475 (22.74%) HP
17 443 (21.21%) Data Centre
18 440 (21.06%) Hyper-V
19 436 (20.87%) MS Excel
20 411 (19.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 404 (19.34%) SQL Server
22 403 (19.29%) XenApp
23 402 (19.24%) Microsoft Certification
24 383 (18.33%) NetApp
25 354 (16.95%) SCCM
26 343 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
27 342 (16.37%) Finance
28 340 (16.28%) DHCP
29 332 (15.89%) EMC

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 564 (27.00%) MS Exchange
2 312 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 239 (11.44%) IIS
4 165 (7.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 156 (7.47%) SharePoint
6 140 (6.70%) Skype for Business
7 128 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 101 (4.83%) Apache
9 91 (4.36%) OpenStack
10 85 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
11 45 (2.15%) Tomcat
12 41 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 40 (1.91%) CloudStack
14 39 (1.87%) WebSphere
15 37 (1.77%) JBoss
16 32 (1.53%) WebLogic
17 15 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
18 14 (0.67%) MTS
18 14 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
19 13 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 436 (20.87%) MS Excel
2 169 (8.09%) MS Office
3 17 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.048%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.19%) Bankmaster
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.14%) Findur
5 3 (0.14%) SunGard Panorama
6 2 (0.096%) assyst
6 2 (0.096%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.048%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 184 (8.81%) Office 365
2 177 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 149 (7.13%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (3.54%) IaaS
5 70 (3.35%) SaaS
6 36 (1.72%) PaaS
7 34 (1.63%) Mimecast
8 33 (1.58%) SoftLayer
9 29 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (1.01%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.29%) IBM PureFlex
13 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.14%) GitHub
13 3 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.096%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.096%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 711 (34.04%) SAN
2 588 (28.15%) Firewall
3 514 (24.61%) DNS
4 340 (16.28%) DHCP
5 293 (14.03%) TCP/IP
6 272 (13.02%) WAN
7 260 (12.45%) LAN
8 228 (10.91%) VPN
9 225 (10.77%) NAS
10 153 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 128 (6.13%) iSCSI
12 107 (5.12%) Network Security
13 103 (4.93%) SSL
14 91 (4.36%) NetScaler
15 87 (4.16%) Cisco ASA
16 81 (3.88%) Fibre Channel
17 80 (3.83%) Internet
18 72 (3.45%) VLAN
19 63 (3.02%) VoIP
20 59 (2.82%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (19.34%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 72 (3.45%) MySQL
5 58 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (1.01%) Oracle Database
7 18 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.67%) Big Data
8 14 (0.67%) Informix
9 13 (0.62%) MongoDB
10 12 (0.57%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.43%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.24%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.14%) DB2
15 3 (0.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 56 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 38 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.10%) Subversion
4 22 (1.05%) JIRA
5 19 (0.91%) Selenium
5 19 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (0.67%) Maven
7 13 (0.62%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.48%) Appium
8 10 (0.48%) Mocha
8 10 (0.48%) SonarQube
9 8 (0.38%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.34%) ClearQuest
10 7 (0.34%) Hudson
11 6 (0.29%) MSI
11 6 (0.29%) TestDirector
12 4 (0.19%) Ant
12 4 (0.19%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.19%) Gradle
12 4 (0.19%) PHPUnit
General
1 342 (16.37%) Finance
2 84 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 45 (2.15%) Banking
4 35 (1.68%) Back Office
4 35 (1.68%) Marketing
5 34 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 28 (1.34%) Advertising
8 24 (1.15%) Electronics
8 24 (1.15%) Legal
9 23 (1.10%) Publishing
10 21 (1.01%) Retail
11 20 (0.96%) Law
12 14 (0.67%) Billing
13 6 (0.29%) Games
14 5 (0.24%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.24%) Japanese Language
15 4 (0.19%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.096%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 355 (16.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 268 (12.83%) Administrator
3 218 (10.44%) Analyst
3 218 (10.44%) VMware Engineer
4 217 (10.39%) Support Engineer
5 197 (9.43%) Systems Administrator
6 195 (9.33%) Consultant
7 154 (7.37%) Systems Engineer
8 141 (6.75%) Architect
9 112 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
10 111 (5.31%) Linux Engineer
11 106 (5.07%) IT Engineer
12 104 (4.98%) Support Analyst
13 94 (4.50%) Windows Engineer
14 80 (3.83%) Technical Consultant
15 78 (3.73%) Network Engineer
16 74 (3.54%) IT Support
16 74 (3.54%) Server Engineer
17 69 (3.30%) Linux Administrator
18 67 (3.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (2.92%) LAMP
2 48 (2.30%) .NET
3 41 (1.96%) Middleware
4 30 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
4 30 (1.44%) Web Services
5 26 (1.24%) ActiveMQ
6 19 (0.91%) HTML
7 18 (0.86%) XMPP
8 16 (0.77%) COM
9 14 (0.67%) XML
10 9 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (0.38%) CSS
12 7 (0.34%) AngularJS
12 7 (0.34%) WSH
13 5 (0.24%) VXML
14 4 (0.19%) 802.1X
14 4 (0.19%) MEAN Stack
14 4 (0.19%) Sass
15 3 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
15 3 (0.14%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 443 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 173 (8.28%) Clustering
3 159 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (6.27%) EMC VNX
5 113 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 113 (5.41%) Replication
6 66 (3.16%) FlexPod
7 64 (3.06%) Driving Licence
8 63 (3.02%) Blackberry
9 60 (2.87%) Enterprise Storage
10 58 (2.78%) VCE vBlock
11 57 (2.73%) EqualLogic
12 49 (2.35%) HP Storage
13 48 (2.30%) Management Information System
14 45 (2.15%) Private Cloud
15 44 (2.11%) Fat Client
15 44 (2.11%) Thin Client
16 36 (1.72%) Client/Server
17 35 (1.68%) Public Cloud
18 34 (1.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1582 (75.73%) Windows
2 1033 (49.45%) Windows Server
3 741 (35.47%) Linux
4 711 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 657 (31.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 343 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 262 (12.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 209 (10.00%) Unix
9 140 (6.70%) Windows 7
10 139 (6.65%) Windows 8
11 124 (5.94%) CentOS
12 73 (3.49%) Windows XP
13 63 (3.02%) Data ONTAP
14 53 (2.54%) Windows 10
15 49 (2.35%) AIX
16 47 (2.25%) Solaris
17 37 (1.77%) Android
18 31 (1.48%) Ubuntu
19 28 (1.34%) Windows Vista
20 24 (1.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 644 (30.83%) ITIL
2 189 (9.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 158 (7.56%) Presales
4 139 (6.65%) Mentoring
5 131 (6.27%) Migration
6 109 (5.22%) Configuration Management
7 108 (5.17%) High Availability
8 105 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
9 102 (4.88%) Change Management
10 88 (4.21%) Service Management
11 87 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
12 81 (3.88%) DevOps
13 78 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
14 77 (3.69%) Capacity Management
15 76 (3.64%) Load Balancing
16 75 (3.59%) Performance Tuning
16 75 (3.59%) Service Delivery
17 71 (3.40%) Problem Management
18 63 (3.02%) Project Management
19 61 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 324 (15.51%) SQL
2 252 (12.06%) PowerShell
3 168 (8.04%) Python
4 139 (6.65%) Perl
5 132 (6.32%) Ruby
6 109 (5.22%) Bash Shell
7 72 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 69 (3.30%) Java
9 39 (1.87%) VBScript
10 35 (1.68%) PHP
11 28 (1.34%) C
12 21 (1.01%) JavaScript
13 13 (0.62%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.57%) VB
15 10 (0.48%) C#
16 8 (0.38%) C-shell
17 5 (0.24%) Bourne shell
18 4 (0.19%) VBA
19 3 (0.14%) ABAP
19 3 (0.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 411 (19.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 402 (19.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 314 (15.03%) Cisco Certification
4 298 (14.27%) MCSE
5 234 (11.20%) CCNA
6 203 (9.72%) MCSA
7 175 (8.38%) Security Cleared
8 130 (6.22%) MCITP
9 128 (6.13%) Degree
10 122 (5.84%) CCNP
11 116 (5.55%) SC Cleared
12 93 (4.45%) Citrix Certification
13 81 (3.88%) VCP5
14 68 (3.26%) CCA
15 66 (3.16%) MCP
16 63 (3.02%) VCAP
17 54 (2.58%) VCDX
18 50 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
19 43 (2.06%) CCIE
20 39 (1.87%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (9.96%) SLA
2 81 (3.88%) PCI DSS
3 51 (2.44%) QA
4 45 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.81%) COBIT
6 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.19%) DICOM
7 4 (0.19%) HL7
8 2 (0.096%) BS7799
8 2 (0.096%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.048%) RMADS
System Software
1 1363 (65.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1056 (50.55%) Active Directory
3 440 (21.06%) Hyper-V
4 403 (19.29%) XenApp
5 271 (12.97%) VMware ESX
6 246 (11.78%) vCloud
7 208 (9.96%) VMware ESXi
8 186 (8.90%) XenDesktop
9 133 (6.37%) XenServer
10 80 (3.83%) Terminal Services
11 65 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 65 (3.11%) NFS
12 53 (2.54%) Xen
13 41 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 33 (1.58%) Docker
15 21 (1.01%) DFS Replication
16 20 (0.96%) UAG
17 19 (0.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 17 (0.81%) KVM
19 16 (0.77%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 354 (16.95%) SCCM
2 160 (7.66%) SCOM
3 151 (7.23%) Puppet
4 150 (7.18%) Backup Exec
5 124 (5.94%) WSUS
6 110 (5.27%) Opscode Chef
7 96 (4.60%) NetBackup
8 72 (3.45%) Nagios
9 52 (2.49%) vRealize
10 49 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
11 48 (2.30%) Ansible
12 43 (2.06%) HP Data Protector
12 43 (2.06%) SCVMM
12 43 (2.06%) Tivoli
13 41 (1.96%) HP SIM
14 38 (1.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 36 (1.72%) vMotion
16 35 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
17 31 (1.48%) SCOrch
18 30 (1.44%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 1935 (92.63%) VMware
2 1105 (52.90%) Microsoft
3 848 (40.59%) Cisco
4 679 (32.50%) Citrix
5 475 (22.74%) HP
6 383 (18.33%) NetApp
7 332 (15.89%) EMC
8 306 (14.65%) Red Hat
9 172 (8.23%) Oracle
10 168 (8.04%) Dell
11 157 (7.52%) Symantec
12 135 (6.46%) IBM
13 133 (6.37%) Veeam
14 84 (4.02%) SolarWinds
15 80 (3.83%) AppSense
16 71 (3.40%) CheckPoint
17 65 (3.11%) Intel Security
18 64 (3.06%) 3PAR
19 59 (2.82%) Avaya
19 59 (2.82%) F5
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent bens inc 10% pension etc
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Derby
University of Derby
Salary: Up to £42,506 dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fairford, Gloucestershire
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £54,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £0.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (Plus EXCELLENT package!!!)
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (Plus EXCELLENT package!!!)
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (Plus EXCELLENT package!!!)
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (Plus EXCELLENT package!!!)
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (Plus EXCELLENT package!!!)
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £32k - 38k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago