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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
UK
Rank 344 296 260
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -36
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 686 1099 1326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 1.08% 1.24%
As % of the System Software category 6.80% 8.80% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 561 952 1118
Median salary £45,000 £42,506 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.86% -5.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%

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
10092 12489 13510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.17% 12.24% 12.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8394 10589 11327
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%

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 25 February 2017 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -48 663 £45,000 +5.86% 86
London +16 244 £55,000 +4.76% 33
South East -50 129 £45,000 - 18
Yorkshire +38 115 £38,500 -3.75% 12
West Yorkshire +46 89 £42,500 - 9
Leeds +56 78 £40,500 -4.70% 7
East of England 0 60 £45,500 +35.82% 3
City of London +33 50 £56,250 +7.14% 5
North West -6 37 £45,000 +28.57% 11
Berkshire +2 35 £55,000 - 4
South West -32 33 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Hertfordshire -6 32 £47,500 +8.57%
Surrey +35 31 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Manchester -24 27 £70,000 +102.89% 5
East Midlands -11 23 £37,500 -0.91% 4
Hampshire -34 23 £45,000 +5.88% 9
West Midlands -2 21 £42,500 +25.00% 3
Sheffield +23 18 £30,000 -33.33% 1
South Yorkshire +22 18 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Essex +24 17 £42,500 +66.66% 3
Wiltshire +22 16 £45,000 +9.75%
Birmingham +3 16 £42,500 +17.24% 1
Oxfordshire +23 15 £32,500 -22.15% 2
Scotland +12 13 £42,500 +10.38% 2
North Yorkshire -20 11 £21,500 -41.89% 2
Abingdon - 11 £32,500 - 1
Glasgow +21 10 £41,500 +7.79% 2
Farnborough +1 10 £35,000 -16.16% 1
Salisbury - 10 £45,000 -
Slough +17 9 £60,000 +20.00%

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 1234 (84.29%) VMware
2 1107 (75.61%) Windows
3 816 (55.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 798 (54.51%) Active Directory
5 776 (53.01%) Microsoft
6 720 (49.18%) Windows Server
7 590 (40.30%) Linux
8 489 (33.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 484 (33.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 460 (31.42%) Firewall
11 454 (31.01%) Cisco
12 446 (30.46%) ITIL
13 434 (29.64%) MS Exchange
14 416 (28.42%) SAN
15 387 (26.43%) Citrix
16 352 (24.04%) DNS
17 346 (23.63%) SQL Server
18 344 (23.50%) SQL
19 339 (23.16%) PowerShell
20 294 (20.08%) Hyper-V
21 287 (19.60%) Data Centre
22 286 (19.54%) DHCP
23 267 (18.24%) Amazon AWS
24 262 (17.90%) HP
25 248 (16.94%) MS Excel
26 245 (16.73%) Microsoft Certification
27 236 (16.12%) SCCM
28 234 (15.98%) Puppet
29 228 (15.57%) XenApp
30 214 (14.62%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 434 (29.64%) MS Exchange
2 214 (14.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 179 (12.23%) IIS
4 175 (11.95%) OpenStack
5 143 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 125 (8.54%) CloudStack
6 125 (8.54%) SharePoint
7 80 (5.46%) JBoss
8 79 (5.40%) WebSphere
9 78 (5.33%) WebLogic
10 75 (5.12%) Skype for Business
11 73 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2007
12 53 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
13 52 (3.55%) Apache
14 38 (2.60%) Tomcat
15 18 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
16 17 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.96%) Alfresco
18 10 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 9 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 248 (16.94%) MS Excel
2 160 (10.93%) MS Office
3 15 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.14%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.75%) assyst
2 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.14%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.14%) Line 500
4 2 (0.14%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.068%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.068%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 267 (18.24%) Amazon AWS
2 211 (14.41%) Office 365
3 210 (14.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 65 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
5 57 (3.89%) IaaS
6 35 (2.39%) SaaS
7 28 (1.91%) PaaS
8 25 (1.71%) Mimecast
9 19 (1.30%) G Suite
10 16 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
12 10 (0.68%) SoftLayer
13 8 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.55%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.48%) Heroku
15 6 (0.41%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 460 (31.42%) Firewall
2 416 (28.42%) SAN
3 352 (24.04%) DNS
4 286 (19.54%) DHCP
5 213 (14.55%) TCP/IP
6 192 (13.11%) LAN
7 180 (12.30%) WAN
8 115 (7.86%) VPN
9 91 (6.22%) VLAN
10 75 (5.12%) NAS
11 74 (5.05%) NetScaler
12 70 (4.78%) iSCSI
13 65 (4.44%) Skype
14 61 (4.17%) VoIP
15 57 (3.89%) Network Security
15 57 (3.89%) Wireless
16 56 (3.83%) Internet
17 44 (3.01%) Cisco ASA
18 37 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
19 35 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (23.63%) SQL Server
2 86 (5.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 70 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 64 (4.37%) MySQL
5 30 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (1.78%) Oracle Database
7 21 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (0.75%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.61%) Redis
13 8 (0.55%) Relational Database
14 7 (0.48%) Big Data
15 5 (0.34%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.34%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.34%) NoSQL
16 4 (0.27%) GIS
17 3 (0.20%) CouchDB
17 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 87 (5.94%) Jenkins
2 63 (4.30%) Git (software)
3 57 (3.89%) TeamCity
4 34 (2.32%) Subversion
5 19 (1.30%) JIRA
5 19 (1.30%) JUnit
6 18 (1.23%) Hudson
7 17 (1.16%) Maven
8 15 (1.02%) Vagrant
9 12 (0.82%) DbUnit
9 12 (0.82%) jMock
9 12 (0.82%) Mockito
9 12 (0.82%) SonarQube
10 10 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.55%) Ant
12 7 (0.48%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.48%) Automake
12 7 (0.48%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.48%) CMake
12 7 (0.48%) Grunt
General
1 173 (11.82%) Finance
2 86 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 42 (2.87%) Banking
4 30 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 29 (1.98%) Back Office
6 28 (1.91%) Law
7 27 (1.84%) Retail
8 21 (1.43%) Legal
9 15 (1.02%) Marketing
10 11 (0.75%) Billing
11 10 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.61%) Advertising
13 7 (0.48%) Publishing
14 6 (0.41%) Electronics
15 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.27%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.20%) Games
16 3 (0.20%) German Language
16 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 329 (22.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 191 (13.05%) Support Engineer
3 181 (12.36%) Analyst
4 126 (8.61%) DevOps Engineer
5 125 (8.54%) VMware Engineer
6 122 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 113 (7.72%) Administrator
8 101 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
9 99 (6.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 95 (6.49%) Infrastructure Support
11 93 (6.35%) Support Analyst
12 87 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
13 83 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
14 82 (5.60%) IT Engineer
15 72 (4.92%) Architect
16 69 (4.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 68 (4.64%) Cloud Engineer
18 67 (4.58%) Network Engineer
19 66 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 63 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (7.72%) .NET
2 59 (4.03%) LAMP
3 44 (3.01%) Web Services
4 20 (1.37%) RESTful
5 19 (1.30%) REST
5 19 (1.30%) SOAP
6 14 (0.96%) ASP.NET
6 14 (0.96%) Flash
7 12 (0.82%) J2EE
7 12 (0.82%) Middleware
7 12 (0.82%) PowerMock
7 12 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (0.82%) Spring
8 10 (0.68%) jBPM
9 9 (0.61%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.48%) HTML
10 7 (0.48%) Velocity
11 6 (0.41%) XML
12 5 (0.34%) Spring MVC
12 5 (0.34%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 287 (19.60%) Data Centre
2 102 (6.97%) Clustering
3 92 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (5.46%) EMC VNX
5 63 (4.30%) Driving Licence
6 61 (4.17%) PKI
6 61 (4.17%) Replication
7 49 (3.35%) Management Information System
8 42 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
9 39 (2.66%) Computer Science
10 35 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 33 (2.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 31 (2.12%) Blackberry
13 28 (1.91%) Fat Client
13 28 (1.91%) Thin Client
14 27 (1.84%) Private Cloud
15 22 (1.50%) HP Storage
16 19 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 19 (1.30%) iPhone
17 15 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1107 (75.61%) Windows
2 720 (49.18%) Windows Server
3 590 (40.30%) Linux
4 489 (33.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 484 (33.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 203 (13.87%) Unix
7 195 (13.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 165 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 99 (6.76%) Windows 7
10 56 (3.83%) CentOS
11 55 (3.76%) Windows 10
12 48 (3.28%) Windows 8
13 45 (3.07%) Solaris
14 37 (2.53%) Ubuntu
15 32 (2.19%) Mac OS X
16 31 (2.12%) Debian
17 24 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
18 20 (1.37%) SUSE
19 17 (1.16%) Windows XP
20 16 (1.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (30.46%) ITIL
2 209 (14.28%) DevOps
3 199 (13.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 183 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 174 (11.89%) Configuration Management
6 141 (9.63%) Scrum
7 138 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
8 117 (7.99%) DSDM
9 89 (6.08%) Migration
10 87 (5.94%) RUP
11 81 (5.53%) Mentoring
12 76 (5.19%) Service Delivery
13 67 (4.58%) Presales
13 67 (4.58%) Problem Management
14 63 (4.30%) Service Management
15 62 (4.23%) Change Management
16 61 (4.17%) Project Management
17 60 (4.10%) Virtual Infrastructure
18 59 (4.03%) High Availability
18 59 (4.03%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 344 (23.50%) SQL
2 339 (23.16%) PowerShell
3 206 (14.07%) Python
4 163 (11.13%) Ruby
5 140 (9.56%) Bash Shell
6 139 (9.49%) Shell Script
7 65 (4.44%) Java
8 58 (3.96%) Perl
9 49 (3.35%) VB
10 37 (2.53%) VBScript
11 31 (2.12%) C
12 26 (1.78%) C#
13 22 (1.50%) PHP
14 16 (1.09%) JavaScript
15 14 (0.96%) C++
16 8 (0.55%) Go
17 5 (0.34%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.27%) T-SQL
19 2 (0.14%) AWK
19 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 245 (16.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 208 (14.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 163 (11.13%) MCSE
4 150 (10.25%) Cisco Certification
5 136 (9.29%) CCNA
6 122 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 104 (7.10%) Degree
8 98 (6.69%) MCSA
9 95 (6.49%) SC Cleared
10 67 (4.58%) MCITP
11 49 (3.35%) MCP
12 30 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
13 29 (1.98%) CCA
14 27 (1.84%) VCP5
15 23 (1.57%) CCNP
15 23 (1.57%) DV Cleared
16 22 (1.50%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 20 (1.37%) VCP6
18 18 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 18 (1.23%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (10.45%) SLA
2 38 (2.60%) QA
3 26 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.89%) PMO
6 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 816 (55.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 798 (54.51%) Active Directory
3 294 (20.08%) Hyper-V
4 228 (15.57%) XenApp
5 166 (11.34%) XenServer
6 137 (9.36%) vCloud
7 134 (9.15%) Xen
8 126 (8.61%) VMware ESXi
9 118 (8.06%) XenDesktop
10 80 (5.46%) VMware ESX
11 51 (3.48%) Virtual Servers
12 46 (3.14%) Terminal Services
13 42 (2.87%) Docker
13 42 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
14 31 (2.12%) Forefront TMG
15 27 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 21 (1.43%) VMware Server
17 20 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 19 (1.30%) ISA Server
18 19 (1.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 236 (16.12%) SCCM
2 234 (15.98%) Puppet
3 200 (13.66%) Opscode Chef
4 138 (9.43%) SCOM
5 117 (7.99%) Ansible
6 97 (6.63%) Tivoli
7 87 (5.94%) Cobbler
8 64 (4.37%) WSUS
9 57 (3.89%) vMotion
10 47 (3.21%) vRealize
11 46 (3.14%) Microsoft Clustering
12 41 (2.80%) Backup Exec
12 41 (2.80%) NetBackup
13 39 (2.66%) Nagios
14 26 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
14 26 (1.78%) Terraform
15 22 (1.50%) Salt
16 21 (1.43%) Simpana
17 16 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
18 15 (1.02%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 1234 (84.29%) VMware
2 776 (53.01%) Microsoft
3 454 (31.01%) Cisco
4 387 (26.43%) Citrix
5 262 (17.90%) HP
6 195 (13.32%) NetApp
7 194 (13.25%) Oracle
8 170 (11.61%) Red Hat
9 157 (10.72%) EMC
10 117 (7.99%) Dell
11 115 (7.86%) EnterpriseDB
12 104 (7.10%) Veeam
13 75 (5.12%) CheckPoint
14 63 (4.30%) CommVault
15 53 (3.62%) Symantec
16 50 (3.42%) Juniper
17 49 (3.35%) Veritas
18 46 (3.14%) IBM
19 38 (2.60%) SonicWALL
20 32 (2.19%) Google
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wembley, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £45,000 to £49,000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Talent Spa
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Highly competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + DOE + extensive packackage
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Cloudscope
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + great company
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + On call
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Cloudscope
Salary: Competetive
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fast progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PRL Recruitment
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: 40k-60k
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + + car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: Competitive salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + listed benefits
Posted: 4 days ago