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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 288 290 323
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +33
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1052 1204 1102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.10% 0.94%
As % of the System Software category 8.54% 9.54% 8.34%
Number of salaries quoted 929 1007 911
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 £28,515 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,350 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
12324 12627 13212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.57% 11.49% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10479 10455 10978
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 July 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 July 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 -6 980 £47,500 +11.76% 84
South East +7 332 £50,000 +17.64% 18
London +29 312 £52,500 +5.00% 35
Berkshire +59 160 £52,500 +34.61% 9
East of England 0 84 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire -12 62 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Hampshire -51 60 £45,000 - 3
City of London +45 49 £57,500 +21.05% 7
South West -28 49 £40,063 +0.15% 7
West Midlands -8 47 £45,000 +24.13% 2
North West 0 43 £42,500 +13.33% 7
West Yorkshire -1 41 £42,500 +11.84% 4
East Midlands +30 40 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Leeds +21 40 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Bracknell +13 40 £52,500 +36.36% 1
Reading +25 36 £63,750 +67.76% 7
Surrey +18 36 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Manchester -5 34 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Hertfordshire -12 27 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Slough +16 26 £52,500 +31.25%
Birmingham -10 25 £45,000 +24.13% 1
Scotland +10 24 £38,670 +31.08% 2
Leicestershire +10 22 £62,500 +86.56%
Farnborough -24 20 £52,500 +7.14%
Suffolk +17 19 £30,000 -15.45%
Windsor +16 19 £54,000 +13.68%
Leicester +10 19 £62,500 +64.47%
South Wales +12 17 £40,000 +14.28%
Wales +10 17 £40,000 +14.28%
Gloucestershire -12 17 £47,500 +35.71% 3

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1869 (90.38%) VMware
2 1524 (73.69%) Windows
3 1190 (57.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1098 (53.09%) Microsoft
5 1027 (49.66%) Active Directory
6 1026 (49.61%) Windows Server
7 871 (42.12%) Cisco
8 817 (39.51%) Linux
9 740 (35.78%) Firewall
10 671 (32.45%) SAN
11 656 (31.72%) Citrix
12 624 (30.17%) MS Exchange
13 611 (29.55%) ITIL
14 555 (26.84%) Windows Server 2008
15 540 (26.11%) DNS
16 515 (24.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 455 (22.00%) HP
18 398 (19.25%) XenApp
19 395 (19.10%) PowerShell
20 388 (18.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 382 (18.47%) SQL Server
22 378 (18.28%) Hyper-V
22 378 (18.28%) Data Centre
23 373 (18.04%) MS Excel
24 372 (17.99%) DHCP
25 362 (17.50%) LAN
26 361 (17.46%) WAN
27 327 (15.81%) SCCM
28 324 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
29 318 (15.38%) TCP/IP

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
1 624 (30.17%) MS Exchange
2 246 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 193 (9.33%) IIS
4 182 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 159 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 118 (5.71%) OpenStack
7 117 (5.66%) SharePoint
8 103 (4.98%) Skype for Business
9 102 (4.93%) JBoss
10 89 (4.30%) WebLogic
11 87 (4.21%) CloudStack
12 85 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
12 85 (4.11%) WebSphere
13 42 (2.03%) Apache
13 42 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 27 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
15 17 (0.82%) Tomcat
16 15 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
17 12 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 373 (18.04%) MS Excel
2 180 (8.70%) MS Office
3 20 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.048%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (0.92%) assyst
2 18 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.24%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.19%) Bankmaster
5 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.048%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.048%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 316 (15.28%) Office 365
2 188 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 164 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 70 (3.38%) SaaS
5 68 (3.29%) IaaS
6 64 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
7 46 (2.22%) PaaS
8 36 (1.74%) Mimecast
9 28 (1.35%) OpenShift
10 15 (0.73%) SoftLayer
11 14 (0.68%) OneDrive
12 10 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.39%) Dropbox
14 6 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.15%) Heroku
16 2 (0.097%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.097%) Bluemix
16 2 (0.097%) IBM SmartCloud
17 1 (0.048%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 740 (35.78%) Firewall
2 671 (32.45%) SAN
3 540 (26.11%) DNS
4 372 (17.99%) DHCP
5 362 (17.50%) LAN
6 361 (17.46%) WAN
7 318 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 241 (11.65%) VPN
9 137 (6.62%) NAS
10 132 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
11 130 (6.29%) VLAN
12 122 (5.90%) NetScaler
13 108 (5.22%) Network Security
14 102 (4.93%) Cisco Nexus
15 98 (4.74%) VoIP
16 87 (4.21%) iSCSI
17 86 (4.16%) Fibre Channel
18 81 (3.92%) Internet
19 71 (3.43%) Wireless
20 60 (2.90%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 382 (18.47%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 46 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 45 (2.18%) Relational Database
6 37 (1.79%) MySQL
7 23 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.44%) Big Data
10 9 (0.44%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.19%) DB2
13 4 (0.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 54 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 52 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.89%) Subversion
4 30 (1.45%) TeamCity
5 29 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 19 (0.92%) Vagrant
7 17 (0.82%) JIRA
8 11 (0.53%) GitLab
9 5 (0.24%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.19%) Selenium
11 3 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.097%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.097%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.097%) DbUnit
12 2 (0.097%) jMock
12 2 (0.097%) JUnit
12 2 (0.097%) Maven
12 2 (0.097%) Mockito
12 2 (0.097%) Robot Framework
12 2 (0.097%) SonarQube
General
1 300 (14.51%) Finance
2 89 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 50 (2.42%) Law
4 48 (2.32%) Retail
5 42 (2.03%) Legal
6 41 (1.98%) Banking
7 28 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.16%) Back Office
9 22 (1.06%) Games
10 20 (0.97%) Publishing
11 19 (0.92%) Advertising
12 14 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.58%) Marketing
14 11 (0.53%) Online Betting
15 7 (0.34%) Billing
16 6 (0.29%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.24%) Local Government
18 4 (0.19%) Electronics
19 3 (0.15%) German Language
20 2 (0.097%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 484 (23.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 261 (12.62%) VMware Engineer
3 218 (10.54%) Support Engineer
4 212 (10.25%) Administrator
5 199 (9.62%) Analyst
6 164 (7.93%) Consultant
7 155 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
8 151 (7.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 148 (7.16%) Systems Engineer
10 141 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
11 138 (6.67%) Server Engineer
12 128 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
13 110 (5.32%) Infrastructure Support
14 105 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
15 104 (5.03%) IT Engineer
16 103 (4.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 101 (4.88%) IT Support
18 100 (4.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 98 (4.74%) Network Engineer
20 94 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (5.22%) .NET
2 68 (3.29%) Web Services
3 47 (2.27%) LAMP
4 22 (1.06%) JSON
5 21 (1.02%) Middleware
5 21 (1.02%) SOAP
6 20 (0.97%) HTML
7 13 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (0.48%) ELK Stack
9 9 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (0.34%) COM
10 7 (0.34%) XML
11 6 (0.29%) 802.1X
12 5 (0.24%) CGI
12 5 (0.24%) REST
13 4 (0.19%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.19%) CSS
14 3 (0.15%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.15%) RESTful
15 2 (0.097%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 378 (18.28%) Data Centre
2 153 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
3 149 (7.21%) Replication
4 119 (5.75%) EMC VNX
5 103 (4.98%) Clustering
6 86 (4.16%) Driving Licence
7 65 (3.14%) Fat Client
7 65 (3.14%) Thin Client
8 62 (3.00%) Management Information System
9 58 (2.80%) PKI
10 53 (2.56%) VCE vBlock
11 50 (2.42%) Blackberry
12 47 (2.27%) EqualLogic
13 45 (2.18%) iPad
14 43 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
15 38 (1.84%) HP Storage
16 37 (1.79%) Public Cloud
17 36 (1.74%) Private Cloud
18 25 (1.21%) FlexPod
19 24 (1.16%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1524 (73.69%) Windows
2 1026 (49.61%) Windows Server
3 817 (39.51%) Linux
4 555 (26.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 515 (24.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 311 (15.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 249 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 248 (11.99%) Unix
9 148 (7.16%) Windows 7
10 101 (4.88%) Windows 8
11 96 (4.64%) CentOS
12 94 (4.55%) Windows 10
13 60 (2.90%) Ubuntu
14 52 (2.51%) Solaris
15 50 (2.42%) AIX
16 42 (2.03%) SUSE
17 40 (1.93%) Windows XP
18 32 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
19 31 (1.50%) Android
20 27 (1.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (29.55%) ITIL
2 209 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 181 (8.75%) DevOps
4 170 (8.22%) Configuration Management
5 139 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
6 128 (6.19%) Service Management
7 121 (5.85%) Mentoring
8 109 (5.27%) Service Delivery
9 107 (5.17%) Migration
10 103 (4.98%) Project Management
11 102 (4.93%) Performance Tuning
12 100 (4.84%) High Availability
13 98 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
14 97 (4.69%) Presales
15 92 (4.45%) Change Management
16 90 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
17 87 (4.21%) Scrum
18 86 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
19 79 (3.82%) DSDM
19 79 (3.82%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 395 (19.10%) PowerShell
2 317 (15.33%) SQL
3 256 (12.38%) Python
4 185 (8.95%) Bash Shell
5 172 (8.32%) Ruby
6 151 (7.30%) Perl
7 122 (5.90%) Shell Script
8 52 (2.51%) Java
9 30 (1.45%) C
10 18 (0.87%) VBScript
11 16 (0.77%) JavaScript
11 16 (0.77%) Korn
12 14 (0.68%) PHP
13 12 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.48%) Bourne shell
14 10 (0.48%) C-shell
15 9 (0.44%) C#
15 9 (0.44%) VB
16 3 (0.15%) Go
17 2 (0.097%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 388 (18.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 324 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 265 (12.81%) Cisco Certification
4 244 (11.80%) MCSE
5 216 (10.44%) CCNA
6 182 (8.80%) Security Cleared
7 140 (6.77%) SC Cleared
8 131 (6.33%) MCSA
9 114 (5.51%) Degree
10 90 (4.35%) CCNP
11 86 (4.16%) MCITP
12 75 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
13 65 (3.14%) MCP
14 59 (2.85%) Citrix Certification
15 48 (2.32%) CCA
16 46 (2.22%) RHCSA
17 42 (2.03%) VCAP
18 39 (1.89%) VCP5
19 32 (1.55%) RHCA
20 27 (1.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (8.99%) SLA
2 51 (2.47%) PCI DSS
3 47 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (1.45%) QA
5 26 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.73%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.24%) COBIT
8 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.048%) RMADS
9 1 (0.048%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1190 (57.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1027 (49.66%) Active Directory
3 398 (19.25%) XenApp
4 378 (18.28%) Hyper-V
5 254 (12.28%) VMware ESXi
6 219 (10.59%) VMware ESX
7 218 (10.54%) vCloud
8 209 (10.11%) XenDesktop
9 185 (8.95%) XenServer
10 102 (4.93%) Virtual Machines
11 94 (4.55%) Xen
12 62 (3.00%) Terminal Services
13 44 (2.13%) Docker
14 42 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
15 38 (1.84%) Firmware
15 38 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
16 30 (1.45%) NFS
17 29 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
18 23 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
19 22 (1.06%) KVM
Systems Management
1 327 (15.81%) SCCM
2 249 (12.04%) Puppet
3 167 (8.08%) SCOM
4 158 (7.64%) Opscode Chef
5 112 (5.42%) Ansible
5 112 (5.42%) Backup Exec
6 109 (5.27%) WSUS
7 96 (4.64%) NetBackup
7 96 (4.64%) Tivoli
8 81 (3.92%) vRealize
9 79 (3.82%) Cobbler
10 71 (3.43%) Nagios
11 44 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
12 43 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
12 43 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
12 43 (2.08%) Salt
13 42 (2.03%) vMotion
14 32 (1.55%) HP SIM
14 32 (1.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 30 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1869 (90.38%) VMware
2 1098 (53.09%) Microsoft
3 871 (42.12%) Cisco
4 656 (31.72%) Citrix
5 455 (22.00%) HP
6 310 (14.99%) Red Hat
7 256 (12.38%) EMC
8 252 (12.19%) Oracle
9 230 (11.12%) NetApp
10 181 (8.75%) Dell
11 155 (7.50%) Symantec
12 150 (7.25%) Veeam
13 102 (4.93%) IBM
14 98 (4.74%) CheckPoint
15 78 (3.77%) EnterpriseDB
16 70 (3.38%) 3PAR
17 66 (3.19%) F5
18 65 (3.14%) Juniper
19 59 (2.85%) SolarWinds
20 54 (2.61%) Avaya
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Austin Fraser
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £48000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Pension + Health +++
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + OT + On-Call +++
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £28,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + 15% flex + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus, Training Bursary, Pensi
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus, Training Bursary, Pensi
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 5 days ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago