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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 269 291 251
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -40
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1187 1135 1234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.96% 1.12%
As % of the System Software category 9.06% 9.35% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 983 1004 1020
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £63,940
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%

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
13106 12133 10851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.82% 10.22% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10729 10164 9065
Average salary £41,500 £41,500 £41,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 April 2015 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 27 April 2015. 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 +20 1129 £45,000 - 152
London +19 443 £50,000 +2.04% 44
South East +50 305 £42,500 -5.55% 46
Hampshire +46 107 £45,000 - 14
South West +11 101 £35,000 -12.50% 10
City of London +15 98 £50,000 +2.04% 14
East of England +14 92 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Yorkshire 0 77 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Surrey +42 63 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Berkshire -16 56 £47,000 +25.33% 14
West Midlands -30 51 £36,500 -2.66% 9
Hertfordshire +4 43 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Yorkshire -24 37 £36,000 -10.00% 14
North West -34 37 £36,000 -10.00% 11
East Midlands -7 31 £44,500 -1.11% 4
Southampton +10 30 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Dorset +7 30 £47,500 +31.03% 1
Birmingham -9 29 £35,500 -25.26% 4
Farnborough +12 28 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Leeds -21 27 £37,125 -17.50% 11
South Yorkshire +9 26 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Sheffield +5 26 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Reading -4 26 £85,000 +126.66% 6
Scotland +16 25 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Gloucestershire -11 25 £34,000 -26.08% 5
Manchester -27 25 £35,000 - 6
West Sussex 0 24 £40,000 -10.11% 1
Andover +3 22 £40,000 -27.27%
Guildford +26 21 £42,500 +30.76%
Bournemouth +2 21 £48,750 +30.00%

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 2458 (94.94%) VMware
2 1962 (75.78%) Windows
3 1702 (65.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1392 (53.77%) Microsoft
5 1290 (49.83%) Active Directory
6 1071 (41.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1068 (41.25%) Cisco
8 1064 (41.10%) MS Exchange
9 1037 (40.05%) Citrix
10 963 (37.20%) SAN
11 764 (29.51%) Linux
12 756 (29.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 704 (27.19%) HP
14 681 (26.30%) DNS
15 675 (26.07%) Firewall
16 673 (25.99%) XenApp
17 662 (25.57%) SQL Server
18 630 (24.33%) Exchange Server 2010
19 596 (23.02%) Windows Server 2003
20 589 (22.75%) ITIL
21 581 (22.44%) Hyper-V
22 551 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
23 509 (19.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 508 (19.62%) MS Excel
25 489 (18.89%) DHCP
26 469 (18.12%) SQL
27 463 (17.88%) TCP/IP
28 437 (16.88%) MCSE
29 429 (16.57%) VMware ESX
30 415 (16.03%) NetApp

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 1064 (41.10%) MS Exchange
2 630 (24.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 372 (14.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 314 (12.13%) IIS
5 295 (11.39%) SharePoint
6 232 (8.96%) Lync
7 217 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 209 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2003
9 169 (6.53%) Apache
10 117 (4.52%) Tomcat
11 88 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 55 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
13 51 (1.97%) JBoss
13 51 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
14 47 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
15 42 (1.62%) WebSphere
16 38 (1.47%) OpenStack
17 37 (1.43%) Apache Solr
18 31 (1.20%) WorkSite
19 29 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 508 (19.62%) MS Excel
2 271 (10.47%) MS Office
3 22 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.27%) MS Project
5 5 (0.19%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (0.97%) Dynamics GP
2 19 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.077%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.077%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.039%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.039%) Summit
7 1 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 227 (8.77%) Office 365
2 142 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (2.59%) SaaS
4 67 (2.59%) PaaS
5 66 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
6 58 (2.24%) Mimecast
7 49 (1.89%) IaaS
8 22 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.46%) OpenShift
11 12 (0.46%) IBM SmartCloud
12 7 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.19%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.077%) Heroku
14 2 (0.077%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 1 (0.039%) Symantec.cloud
15 1 (0.039%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 963 (37.20%) SAN
2 681 (26.30%) DNS
3 675 (26.07%) Firewall
4 489 (18.89%) DHCP
5 463 (17.88%) TCP/IP
6 340 (13.13%) LAN
7 338 (13.06%) WAN
8 272 (10.51%) NAS
9 250 (9.66%) VPN
10 199 (7.69%) NetScaler
11 183 (7.07%) iSCSI
12 177 (6.84%) VLAN
13 135 (5.21%) Fibre Channel
14 133 (5.14%) VoIP
15 127 (4.91%) Wireless
16 124 (4.79%) Internet
17 120 (4.63%) MPLS
18 112 (4.33%) Cisco ASA
19 85 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
20 84 (3.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (25.57%) SQL Server
2 239 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 135 (5.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 117 (4.52%) MySQL
5 107 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (2.05%) SQL Server 2000
7 49 (1.89%) Relational Database
8 34 (1.31%) DB2
9 24 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 22 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.46%) MongoDB
13 12 (0.46%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.42%) Informix
14 11 (0.42%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 46 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 30 (1.16%) Subversion
3 20 (0.77%) JIRA
4 19 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 19 (0.73%) LoadRunner
5 12 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.31%) Artifactory
6 8 (0.31%) JMeter
7 7 (0.27%) TestDirector
7 7 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.27%) Hudson
8 6 (0.23%) Mercurial
8 6 (0.23%) JProfiler
8 6 (0.23%) CruiseControl
8 6 (0.23%) Ant
8 6 (0.23%) AdminStudio
8 6 (0.23%) Maven
9 5 (0.19%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.19%) Bugzilla
9 5 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 378 (14.60%) Finance
2 108 (4.17%) Banking
3 73 (2.82%) Back Office
4 70 (2.70%) Law
4 70 (2.70%) Legal
5 55 (2.12%) Advertising
6 52 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 45 (1.74%) Marketing
7 45 (1.74%) Retail
8 43 (1.66%) Publishing
9 26 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.73%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.54%) Games
12 10 (0.39%) Billing
13 9 (0.35%) Military
13 9 (0.35%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.19%) Electronics
15 4 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.12%) Welsh Language
17 2 (0.077%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 449 (17.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 334 (12.90%) Analyst
3 331 (12.78%) Support Engineer
4 256 (9.89%) Consultant
5 229 (8.85%) Administrator
6 189 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 184 (7.11%) Systems Administrator
8 143 (5.52%) Architect
9 135 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
10 127 (4.91%) Support Analyst
11 102 (3.94%) Technical Support
12 101 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 91 (3.51%) Network Engineer
13 91 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 87 (3.36%) Server Engineer
14 87 (3.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 78 (3.01%) Wintel Engineer
16 74 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
17 73 (2.82%) IT Support
18 71 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.12%) Web Services
2 41 (1.58%) .NET
3 21 (0.81%) LAMP
4 19 (0.73%) Application Packaging
5 18 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (0.62%) Software Packaging
7 12 (0.46%) Middleware
7 12 (0.46%) RESTful
8 11 (0.42%) J2EE
9 10 (0.39%) COM
10 9 (0.35%) XML
11 8 (0.31%) MAPI
12 7 (0.27%) HTML
13 6 (0.23%) XSL
13 6 (0.23%) Grails
14 5 (0.19%) X-Windows
14 5 (0.19%) JSON
15 4 (0.15%) WSH
16 3 (0.12%) .NET Framework
16 3 (0.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 273 (10.54%) Clustering
2 172 (6.64%) Replication
2 172 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 153 (5.91%) Blackberry
4 110 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 101 (3.90%) Private Cloud
6 63 (2.43%) Computer Science
7 44 (1.70%) Hedge funds
8 43 (1.66%) Fat Client
8 43 (1.66%) Thin Client
9 42 (1.62%) EqualLogic
10 40 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
11 33 (1.27%) Open Source
12 32 (1.24%) CLARiiON
13 29 (1.12%) Public Cloud
14 27 (1.04%) FlexPod
15 26 (1.00%) BYOD
15 26 (1.00%) iSeries
16 24 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
17 22 (0.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1962 (75.78%) Windows
2 1071 (41.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 764 (29.51%) Linux
4 756 (29.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 596 (23.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 270 (10.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 226 (8.73%) UNIX
8 217 (8.38%) Windows 7
9 144 (5.56%) Windows 8
10 138 (5.33%) CentOS
11 131 (5.06%) Windows XP
12 93 (3.59%) Solaris
13 50 (1.93%) Windows 2000
14 40 (1.54%) Ubuntu
15 36 (1.39%) Android
16 35 (1.35%) VMS
17 33 (1.27%) AIX
18 32 (1.24%) Windows Vista
19 21 (0.81%) Debian
20 18 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (22.75%) ITIL
2 233 (9.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 174 (6.72%) Migration
4 170 (6.57%) Project Management
5 155 (5.99%) Mentoring
6 126 (4.87%) Service Delivery
7 110 (4.25%) Configuration Management
8 109 (4.21%) Change Management
9 96 (3.71%) Load Balancing
10 95 (3.67%) Incident Management
11 90 (3.48%) Service Management
11 90 (3.48%) Root Cause Analysis
12 89 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
13 80 (3.09%) Business Continuity
14 74 (2.86%) Problem Management
15 73 (2.82%) DevOps
16 68 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
17 67 (2.59%) Capacity Management
18 58 (2.24%) Capacity Planning
19 56 (2.16%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 469 (18.12%) SQL
2 280 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 109 (4.21%) Perl
4 100 (3.86%) PHP
5 95 (3.67%) Bash Shell
6 93 (3.59%) Python
7 62 (2.39%) VBScript
8 59 (2.28%) Shell Script
8 59 (2.28%) Java
9 58 (2.24%) C
9 58 (2.24%) Ruby
10 40 (1.54%) VB
11 32 (1.24%) JavaScript
12 31 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 22 (0.85%) C#
14 19 (0.73%) Korn
15 17 (0.66%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.35%) Bourne shell
17 7 (0.27%) R
17 7 (0.27%) sed
Qualifications
1 551 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 509 (19.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 437 (16.88%) MCSE
4 369 (14.25%) Cisco Certification
5 277 (10.70%) CCNA
6 218 (8.42%) Degree
7 215 (8.30%) MCSA
8 197 (7.61%) Citrix Certification
9 182 (7.03%) MCITP
10 179 (6.91%) CCA
11 161 (6.22%) Security Cleared
12 121 (4.67%) CCNP
13 95 (3.67%) SC Cleared
14 92 (3.55%) VCP5
15 91 (3.51%) MCP
16 55 (2.12%) NCDA
17 47 (1.82%) CCEE
18 34 (1.31%) VCAP
19 31 (1.20%) DV Cleared
20 30 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (8.42%) SLA
2 79 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 40 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.58%) QA
5 14 (0.54%) COBIT
6 13 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1702 (65.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1290 (49.83%) Active Directory
3 673 (25.99%) XenApp
4 581 (22.44%) Hyper-V
5 429 (16.57%) VMware ESX
6 382 (14.75%) XenDesktop
7 297 (11.47%) VMware ESXi
8 269 (10.39%) vCloud
9 171 (6.60%) XenServer
10 105 (4.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 77 (2.97%) Terminal Services
12 69 (2.67%) NFS
13 44 (1.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 37 (1.43%) Xen
15 31 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 31 (1.20%) VMware Server
16 28 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 28 (1.08%) DFS Replication
17 26 (1.00%) Firmware
18 24 (0.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 360 (13.90%) SCCM
2 226 (8.73%) Backup Exec
3 184 (7.11%) SCOM
4 136 (5.25%) NetBackup
5 100 (3.86%) Puppet
6 90 (3.48%) Nagios
7 89 (3.44%) WSUS
8 76 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 66 (2.55%) SCVMM
10 56 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
11 38 (1.47%) vMotion
12 36 (1.39%) Cacti
13 34 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
14 32 (1.24%) Legato
15 31 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 29 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
16 29 (1.12%) Opsview
17 28 (1.08%) EdgeSight
18 27 (1.04%) HP SIM
19 25 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2458 (94.94%) VMware
2 1392 (53.77%) Microsoft
3 1068 (41.25%) Cisco
4 1037 (40.05%) Citrix
5 704 (27.19%) HP
6 415 (16.03%) NetApp
7 301 (11.63%) Red Hat
8 290 (11.20%) EMC
9 272 (10.51%) Dell
10 242 (9.35%) Symantec
11 182 (7.03%) Oracle
12 180 (6.95%) Veeam
13 164 (6.33%) IBM
14 97 (3.75%) AppSense
15 95 (3.67%) CommVault
16 93 (3.59%) Avaya
17 89 (3.44%) CheckPoint
18 84 (3.24%) Veritas
18 84 (3.24%) Juniper
19 83 (3.21%) Sophos
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Car + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 25-35k base + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £90,000 to £120,000 per annum EXcellent salary + variable + excel
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Advancing People Recruitment
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£95,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum +Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 20% bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
JM
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + £4200 car allowance
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
GCS
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 to £40,000 Negotiable + 10%
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Gold Group
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum To 55,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago