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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 227 269 245
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -24
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1374 1050 1246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.01% 1.13%
As % of the System Software category 10.94% 9.75% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1168 816 1072
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,094 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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
12554 10765 10954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.06% 10.32% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10650 8905 9308
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +68 1328 £45,000 - 158
London +63 533 £50,000 +5.26% 55
South East +44 379 £45,000 - 44
City of London +26 120 £52,500 +7.14% 12
East of England +35 103 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Yorkshire -19 102 £35,750 -20.55% 18
Hampshire -4 93 £45,000 +9.09% 18
Berkshire 0 89 £37,500 -19.35% 7
West Midlands +40 78 £34,500 -31.00% 11
West Yorkshire -8 77 £36,000 -20.00% 11
South West -9 60 £37,500 -3.22% 6
Surrey +3 59 £45,000 -1.09% 3
North West 0 57 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Leeds -10 57 £36,000 -15.29% 9
West Sussex +30 46 £46,000 -3.15% 2
Hertfordshire -1 45 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Manchester +1 41 £33,250 +13.67% 2
Crawley +23 38 £46,000 -3.15% 2
Buckinghamshire +22 36 £50,000 +127.27% 8
Birmingham +7 35 £32,500 -35.00% 5
Southampton +22 32 £45,000 +15.38%
East Sussex - 29 £45,000 - 1
Reading -1 27 £34,000 -24.44% 3
Kent +18 26 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Dorset -4 26 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Bedfordshire +33 25 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Slough +11 25 £40,000 -13.97%
Scotland -2 23 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Hemel Hempstead +1 21 £50,000 +150.00% 1
East Midlands -21 21 £41,250 +8.55% 4

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2496 (95.96%) VMware
2 1949 (74.93%) Windows
3 1726 (66.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1358 (52.21%) Microsoft
5 1289 (49.56%) Active Directory
6 1124 (43.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 1112 (42.75%) Citrix
8 1043 (40.10%) MS Exchange
9 1032 (39.68%) Cisco
10 1001 (38.49%) SAN
11 762 (29.30%) Linux
12 735 (28.26%) HP
13 685 (26.34%) XenApp
14 678 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 676 (25.99%) DNS
16 641 (24.64%) Firewall
17 611 (23.49%) Exchange Server 2010
18 608 (23.38%) SQL Server
19 604 (23.22%) ITIL
20 578 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
21 537 (20.65%) Microsoft Certification
22 502 (19.30%) MS Excel
23 497 (19.11%) DHCP
24 492 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 485 (18.65%) Hyper-V
26 462 (17.76%) NetApp
27 441 (16.96%) SQL
28 437 (16.80%) VMware ESX
28 437 (16.80%) Finance
29 436 (16.76%) MCSE

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1043 (40.10%) MS Exchange
2 611 (23.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 338 (13.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 306 (11.76%) IIS
5 302 (11.61%) SharePoint
6 234 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 224 (8.61%) Lync
8 182 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 155 (5.96%) Apache
10 101 (3.88%) Tomcat
11 66 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 63 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 59 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 51 (1.96%) JBoss
15 39 (1.50%) Office Communications Server
15 39 (1.50%) WebSphere
16 35 (1.35%) OpenStack
17 32 (1.23%) WebLogic
18 23 (0.88%) Apache Solr
18 23 (0.88%) nginx
Applications
1 502 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 219 (8.42%) MS Office
3 19 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.19%) PowerPivot
4 5 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
3 8 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.077%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.077%) Tridion
5 2 (0.077%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.038%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.038%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.038%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.038%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.038%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 165 (6.34%) Office 365
2 110 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (2.65%) PaaS
4 62 (2.38%) IaaS
5 54 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
5 54 (2.08%) SaaS
6 47 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.50%) IBM SmartCloud
8 12 (0.46%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.31%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.19%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.077%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.077%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.038%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.038%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.038%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1001 (38.49%) SAN
2 676 (25.99%) DNS
3 641 (24.64%) Firewall
4 497 (19.11%) DHCP
5 403 (15.49%) TCP/IP
6 392 (15.07%) WAN
7 375 (14.42%) LAN
8 296 (11.38%) NAS
9 279 (10.73%) VPN
10 201 (7.73%) iSCSI
11 189 (7.27%) NetScaler
12 173 (6.65%) VLAN
13 137 (5.27%) Internet
14 127 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
15 124 (4.77%) MPLS
16 123 (4.73%) Wireless
17 108 (4.15%) VoIP
17 108 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
18 106 (4.08%) SSL
19 103 (3.96%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 608 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 222 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 138 (5.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 110 (4.23%) MySQL
5 89 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 60 (2.31%) SQL Server 2000
7 47 (1.81%) Relational Database
8 31 (1.19%) DB2
9 25 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 21 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (0.62%) RDBMS
12 15 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.50%) Informix
14 10 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.27%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.23%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.23%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.23%) Big Data
17 5 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 50 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 31 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 30 (1.15%) Subversion
4 22 (0.85%) JIRA
5 20 (0.77%) LoadRunner
6 18 (0.69%) AdminStudio
6 18 (0.69%) Hudson
7 17 (0.65%) Ant
8 15 (0.58%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.54%) CruiseControl
10 13 (0.50%) Maven
11 12 (0.46%) Mercurial
11 12 (0.46%) Artifactory
12 9 (0.35%) JMeter
13 7 (0.27%) JProfiler
14 6 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
15 5 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (0.15%) TestDirector
16 4 (0.15%) MSI
General
1 437 (16.80%) Finance
2 97 (3.73%) Banking
3 72 (2.77%) Law
4 69 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 64 (2.46%) Back Office
6 60 (2.31%) Legal
7 49 (1.88%) Publishing
8 48 (1.85%) Marketing
9 45 (1.73%) Advertising
10 34 (1.31%) Retail
11 20 (0.77%) Games
12 19 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.65%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.62%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.38%) Electronics
16 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.12%) Welsh Language
18 2 (0.077%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.077%) Automotive
19 1 (0.038%) Military
Job Titles
1 444 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 356 (13.69%) Analyst
3 341 (13.11%) Support Engineer
4 243 (9.34%) Consultant
5 202 (7.77%) Administrator
6 197 (7.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 164 (6.31%) Architect
8 162 (6.23%) Systems Administrator
9 138 (5.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 133 (5.11%) Support Analyst
11 123 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
12 122 (4.69%) Server Engineer
13 106 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
14 101 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 89 (3.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 88 (3.38%) Technical Support
17 83 (3.19%) VMware Engineer
18 77 (2.96%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
19 73 (2.81%) 2nd Line Support
20 67 (2.58%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (2.61%) Web Services
2 41 (1.58%) .NET
3 35 (1.35%) Application Packaging
4 18 (0.69%) Middleware
5 16 (0.62%) XML
6 14 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (0.54%) HTML
6 14 (0.54%) LAMP
7 13 (0.50%) Software Packaging
8 11 (0.42%) JSON
9 9 (0.35%) RESTful
9 9 (0.35%) COM
9 9 (0.35%) J2EE
10 7 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (0.27%) X-Windows
10 7 (0.27%) XSL
11 4 (0.15%) WSH
12 3 (0.12%) Django
12 3 (0.12%) WPF
12 3 (0.12%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 286 (11.00%) Clustering
2 176 (6.77%) Replication
3 153 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (4.84%) Blackberry
5 85 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 62 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
7 57 (2.19%) CLARiiON
8 54 (2.08%) Hedge funds
9 48 (1.85%) EqualLogic
10 45 (1.73%) Computer Science
11 34 (1.31%) Open Source
12 32 (1.23%) Thin Client
12 32 (1.23%) Fat Client
13 24 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
13 24 (0.92%) Mathematics
14 21 (0.81%) PKI
15 19 (0.73%) GIS
16 15 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.58%) FlexPod
17 13 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1949 (74.93%) Windows
2 1124 (43.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 762 (29.30%) Linux
4 678 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 578 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 264 (10.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 241 (9.27%) UNIX
8 227 (8.73%) Windows 7
9 162 (6.23%) CentOS
10 129 (4.96%) Windows XP
11 127 (4.88%) Windows 8
12 108 (4.15%) Solaris
13 59 (2.27%) Windows 2000
14 55 (2.11%) AIX
15 50 (1.92%) VMS
16 49 (1.88%) Windows Vista
17 40 (1.54%) Android
18 32 (1.23%) Ubuntu
19 31 (1.19%) Debian
20 22 (0.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (23.22%) ITIL
2 232 (8.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 168 (6.46%) Project Management
4 154 (5.92%) Migration
5 128 (4.92%) Change Management
6 119 (4.58%) Configuration Management
7 109 (4.19%) Service Delivery
8 108 (4.15%) Mentoring
9 96 (3.69%) Load Balancing
10 94 (3.61%) Incident Management
11 88 (3.38%) Performance Tuning
12 81 (3.11%) DevOps
13 78 (3.00%) Service Management
13 78 (3.00%) Problem Management
14 77 (2.96%) Business Continuity
15 72 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
16 67 (2.58%) Capacity Management
17 64 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
18 55 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
19 53 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 441 (16.96%) SQL
2 287 (11.03%) PowerShell
3 127 (4.88%) Perl
3 127 (4.88%) PHP
4 106 (4.08%) Python
5 92 (3.54%) VBScript
6 87 (3.34%) Bash Shell
7 64 (2.46%) Java
8 61 (2.35%) Ruby
9 58 (2.23%) Shell Script
10 48 (1.85%) VB
11 43 (1.65%) C
12 40 (1.54%) JavaScript
13 30 (1.15%) C#
14 28 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 16 (0.62%) Korn
16 12 (0.46%) R
17 8 (0.31%) C++
18 7 (0.27%) PL/SQL
19 3 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 537 (20.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 492 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 436 (16.76%) MCSE
4 327 (12.57%) Cisco Certification
5 222 (8.54%) Degree
6 211 (8.11%) CCNA
7 203 (7.80%) MCSA
8 185 (7.11%) Citrix Certification
9 168 (6.46%) MCITP
10 164 (6.31%) CCA
11 154 (5.92%) Security Cleared
12 119 (4.58%) CCNP
13 102 (3.92%) SC Cleared
14 81 (3.11%) MCP
15 77 (2.96%) VCP5
16 68 (2.61%) CCEE
17 63 (2.42%) NCDA
18 62 (2.38%) VCAP
19 41 (1.58%) CCEA
20 32 (1.23%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (7.88%) SLA
2 53 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 36 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.50%) QA
5 8 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.038%) COBIT
System Software
1 1726 (66.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1289 (49.56%) Active Directory
3 685 (26.34%) XenApp
4 485 (18.65%) Hyper-V
5 437 (16.80%) VMware ESX
6 374 (14.38%) VMware ESXi
7 352 (13.53%) XenDesktop
8 242 (9.30%) vCloud
9 144 (5.54%) XenServer
10 88 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 80 (3.08%) NFS
12 54 (2.08%) Terminal Services
13 47 (1.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 42 (1.61%) Xen
15 40 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 39 (1.50%) Firmware
17 38 (1.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 31 (1.19%) VMware Server
19 28 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 27 (1.04%) UAG
Systems Management
1 299 (11.50%) SCCM
2 219 (8.42%) Backup Exec
3 185 (7.11%) SCOM
4 180 (6.92%) NetBackup
5 118 (4.54%) Puppet
6 113 (4.34%) WSUS
7 99 (3.81%) Nagios
8 87 (3.34%) Norton AntiVirus
9 57 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
10 53 (2.04%) SCVMM
11 48 (1.85%) HP SIM
12 46 (1.77%) EMC NetWorker
13 42 (1.61%) XenMobile
14 41 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
15 40 (1.54%) Cacti
16 30 (1.15%) Legato
17 27 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 26 (1.00%) Opsview
19 24 (0.92%) SCOrch
20 22 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2496 (95.96%) VMware
2 1358 (52.21%) Microsoft
3 1112 (42.75%) Citrix
4 1032 (39.68%) Cisco
5 735 (28.26%) HP
6 462 (17.76%) NetApp
7 376 (14.46%) EMC
8 309 (11.88%) Red Hat
9 300 (11.53%) Dell
10 255 (9.80%) Symantec
11 190 (7.30%) Oracle
12 170 (6.54%) Veeam
13 162 (6.23%) IBM
14 112 (4.31%) Juniper
15 105 (4.04%) AppSense
16 75 (2.88%) Sophos
17 74 (2.85%) McAfee
17 74 (2.85%) CommVault
18 72 (2.77%) Brocade
19 70 (2.69%) Veritas
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: additional benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + great company
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East London
Redblade Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum up to £40k plus bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + On call + healthcare + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45000 - 55000 plus benefits and training
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday