The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 284 250 257
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +7
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1095 1193 1220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 1.10% 1.03%
As % of the System Software category 8.85% 11.08% 10.85%
Number of salaries quoted 904 1019 1053
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12372 10770 11249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.56% 9.90% 9.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10275 9173 9654
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%

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 25 July 2014 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 25 July 2014. 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 -29 1039 £42,500 -5.55% 142
London +7 429 £50,000 +2.56% 50
South East -57 238 £42,500 -5.55% 36
City of London +8 113 £50,000 +2.56% 10
East of England -31 113 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Yorkshire -27 92 £37,500 -12.28% 12
Hampshire +27 83 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Berkshire -39 67 £42,500 +6.25% 9
North West -30 62 £32,500 -17.72% 8
West Yorkshire -39 62 £37,500 -1.31% 10
Leeds -27 61 £37,500 -16.66% 9
West Midlands +3 60 £38,500 +4.05% 8
South West -22 59 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Hertfordshire +24 52 £40,000 - 1
Surrey -49 43 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Manchester -34 40 £33,500 -12.98% 4
Bedfordshire -24 38 £35,000 -21.78% 1
Bristol +7 31 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Reading -52 31 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 29 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Scotland -4 26 £45,000 +20.00% 6
East Midlands -34 26 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Birmingham 0 24 £45,000 - 4
North Yorkshire +1 22 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Watford -4 22 £50,000 -
Bedford -5 20 £26,250 -45.87%
York +1 19 £50,000 - 1
West Sussex -14 19 £35,000 -10.25% 2
Southampton +8 18 £42,500 +17.24%
Coventry 0 15 £38,500 +10.00%

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2077 (93.56%) VMware
2 1748 (78.74%) Windows
3 1466 (66.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1172 (52.79%) Active Directory
5 1167 (52.57%) Microsoft
6 1014 (45.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 927 (41.76%) Citrix
8 900 (40.54%) SAN
9 876 (39.46%) MS Exchange
10 789 (35.54%) Cisco
11 665 (29.95%) Linux
12 645 (29.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 600 (27.03%) Firewall
14 584 (26.31%) Exchange Server 2010
15 561 (25.27%) XenApp
16 559 (25.18%) MS Excel
17 556 (25.05%) ITIL
18 546 (24.59%) HP
19 533 (24.01%) DNS
20 480 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
21 479 (21.58%) Microsoft Certification
22 472 (21.26%) SQL Server
23 455 (20.50%) VMware ESX
24 449 (20.23%) SQL
25 430 (19.37%) DHCP
26 416 (18.74%) Hyper-V
27 401 (18.06%) NetApp
28 378 (17.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
29 365 (16.44%) EMC
30 359 (16.17%) TCP/IP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 876 (39.46%) MS Exchange
2 584 (26.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 317 (14.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 292 (13.15%) IIS
5 221 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 196 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 179 (8.06%) SharePoint
8 165 (7.43%) Apache
9 135 (6.08%) Lync
10 99 (4.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 71 (3.20%) Tomcat
12 45 (2.03%) WebLogic
13 44 (1.98%) Lotus Domino
14 42 (1.89%) CMS
15 36 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
16 25 (1.13%) Drupal
17 24 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
18 22 (0.99%) Escenic
19 21 (0.95%) OpenStack
19 21 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 559 (25.18%) MS Excel
2 188 (8.47%) MS Office
3 22 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.36%) MS Project
5 3 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.045%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 17 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
1 17 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.36%) Summit
3 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.090%) Tridion
5 2 (0.090%) Findur
6 1 (0.045%) SunGard Panorama
6 1 (0.045%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.84%) Office 365
2 51 (2.30%) SaaS
3 43 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (1.71%) IaaS
5 32 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 29 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (1.22%) PaaS
8 18 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.18%) Route 53
12 2 (0.090%) Heroku
12 2 (0.090%) Engine Yard
13 1 (0.045%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 900 (40.54%) SAN
2 600 (27.03%) Firewall
3 533 (24.01%) DNS
4 430 (19.37%) DHCP
5 359 (16.17%) TCP/IP
6 291 (13.11%) LAN
7 276 (12.43%) VPN
8 274 (12.34%) WAN
9 210 (9.46%) NAS
10 168 (7.57%) Internet
11 143 (6.44%) iSCSI
12 139 (6.26%) NetScaler
13 136 (6.13%) VLAN
14 99 (4.46%) Cisco ASA
15 93 (4.19%) SSL
16 83 (3.74%) Wireless
17 81 (3.65%) Cisco Nexus
18 72 (3.24%) Network Security
19 71 (3.20%) Fibre Channel
20 67 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 472 (21.26%) SQL Server
2 169 (7.61%) MySQL
3 163 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 98 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 77 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (1.58%) Oracle Database
6 35 (1.58%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
8 21 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.41%) Redis
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.32%) Big Data
12 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.27%) QlikView
12 6 (0.27%) Pentaho
12 6 (0.27%) DB2
12 6 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 15 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.50%) Juju
4 10 (0.45%) Subversion
5 8 (0.36%) AdminStudio
5 8 (0.36%) JIRA
6 4 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.18%) Hudson
6 4 (0.18%) MSI
6 4 (0.18%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.14%) Ant
7 3 (0.14%) Maven
7 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.14%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.090%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.045%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.045%) JMeter
General
1 317 (14.28%) Finance
2 61 (2.75%) Legal
3 58 (2.61%) Banking
4 51 (2.30%) Law
5 48 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 42 (1.89%) Publishing
7 32 (1.44%) Retail
8 23 (1.04%) Advertising
9 21 (0.95%) Games
10 16 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.59%) Marketing
12 12 (0.54%) Back Office
13 11 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.45%) Cantonese Language
15 7 (0.32%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.27%) Local Government
17 4 (0.18%) Online Betting
17 4 (0.18%) Automotive
17 4 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 337 (15.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 319 (14.37%) Analyst
3 272 (12.25%) Support Engineer
4 215 (9.68%) Consultant
5 205 (9.23%) Administrator
6 191 (8.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 143 (6.44%) Systems Administrator
8 125 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
9 119 (5.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 116 (5.23%) Support Analyst
11 112 (5.05%) Architect
12 103 (4.64%) Network Engineer
13 85 (3.83%) Technical Consultant
14 83 (3.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 72 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 69 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support
17 66 (2.97%) Server Engineer
18 64 (2.88%) Network Support
18 64 (2.88%) VMware Engineer
19 61 (2.75%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.07%) .NET
1 46 (2.07%) Web Services
2 34 (1.53%) J2EE
3 28 (1.26%) HTML
4 24 (1.08%) Ajax
5 23 (1.04%) XML
6 18 (0.81%) Application Packaging
7 17 (0.77%) LAMP
8 13 (0.59%) Middleware
9 12 (0.54%) RESTful
10 11 (0.50%) JSON
10 11 (0.50%) COM
11 10 (0.45%) CSS
11 10 (0.45%) Django
12 9 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (0.36%) ASP.NET
14 6 (0.27%) XHTML
14 6 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
15 5 (0.23%) REST
15 5 (0.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 229 (10.32%) Clustering
2 155 (6.98%) Blackberry
3 124 (5.59%) Replication
4 84 (3.78%) CLARiiON
5 59 (2.66%) Client/Server
6 46 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 44 (1.98%) EqualLogic
8 42 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
9 41 (1.85%) Fat Client
9 41 (1.85%) Thin Client
9 41 (1.85%) SecurID
10 33 (1.49%) Hedge funds
11 31 (1.40%) Mobile App
12 29 (1.31%) Open Source
13 26 (1.17%) FlexPod
14 24 (1.08%) Celerra
15 23 (1.04%) Digital Media
16 18 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
16 18 (0.81%) PKI
17 16 (0.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1748 (78.74%) Windows
2 1014 (45.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 665 (29.95%) Linux
4 645 (29.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 480 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 277 (12.48%) Windows 7
7 177 (7.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 165 (7.43%) Windows XP
9 152 (6.85%) Solaris
10 143 (6.44%) UNIX
11 101 (4.55%) Windows 8
12 78 (3.51%) CentOS
13 58 (2.61%) AIX
14 57 (2.57%) Windows Vista
15 51 (2.30%) HPUX
16 47 (2.12%) Windows 2000 Server
17 46 (2.07%) VMS
18 44 (1.98%) Android
19 42 (1.89%) Windows Phone
20 38 (1.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (25.05%) ITIL
2 208 (9.37%) Disaster Recovery
3 161 (7.25%) Migration
4 143 (6.44%) Load Balancing
5 128 (5.77%) Change Management
5 128 (5.77%) Project Management
6 127 (5.72%) Problem Management
7 98 (4.41%) Service Delivery
8 92 (4.14%) Configuration Management
8 92 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
9 88 (3.96%) Service Management
10 84 (3.78%) PRINCE2
11 83 (3.74%) E-Commerce
12 82 (3.69%) Incident Management
13 81 (3.65%) Business Continuity
14 70 (3.15%) Capacity Management
15 63 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
16 61 (2.75%) Change Control
17 50 (2.25%) DevOps
18 47 (2.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 449 (20.23%) SQL
2 257 (11.58%) PowerShell
3 176 (7.93%) Perl
4 85 (3.83%) Java
5 77 (3.47%) PHP
6 72 (3.24%) Bash Shell
7 68 (3.06%) Python
8 46 (2.07%) C#
9 44 (1.98%) Shell Script
10 39 (1.76%) Ruby
11 37 (1.67%) JavaScript
12 35 (1.58%) VBScript
13 31 (1.40%) C
14 30 (1.35%) C++
14 30 (1.35%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.08%) VB
16 7 (0.32%) Korn
17 5 (0.23%) PowerHouse
17 5 (0.23%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.23%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 479 (21.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 378 (17.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 355 (15.99%) MCSE
4 271 (12.21%) Cisco Certification
5 203 (9.14%) CCNA
6 157 (7.07%) Security Cleared
7 149 (6.71%) MCITP
8 148 (6.67%) Degree
9 113 (5.09%) MCSA
10 107 (4.82%) Citrix Certification
11 91 (4.10%) SC Cleared
12 87 (3.92%) CCNP
13 79 (3.56%) CCA
14 71 (3.20%) MCTS
15 70 (3.15%) VCP5
16 63 (2.84%) NCDA
17 60 (2.70%) DV Cleared
18 59 (2.66%) MCP
19 58 (2.61%) VCAP
20 41 (1.85%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (5.68%) SLA
2 36 (1.62%) PCI DSS
3 27 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.18%) QA
5 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.090%) BS7799
7 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1466 (66.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1172 (52.79%) Active Directory
3 561 (25.27%) XenApp
4 455 (20.50%) VMware ESX
5 416 (18.74%) Hyper-V
6 316 (14.23%) XenDesktop
7 298 (13.42%) VMware ESXi
8 198 (8.92%) XenServer
9 159 (7.16%) vCloud
10 57 (2.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 56 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 54 (2.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 52 (2.34%) Terminal Services
14 41 (1.85%) UAG
15 36 (1.62%) NFS
16 29 (1.31%) VMware Server
17 25 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
17 25 (1.13%) Xen
17 25 (1.13%) KVM
18 24 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 241 (10.86%) SCCM
2 235 (10.59%) Backup Exec
3 182 (8.20%) NetBackup
4 150 (6.76%) SCOM
5 87 (3.92%) WSUS
6 83 (3.74%) Nagios
7 77 (3.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 74 (3.33%) Puppet
9 71 (3.20%) EMC NetWorker
10 53 (2.39%) McAfee ePO
11 36 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
12 26 (1.17%) ARCserve
13 25 (1.13%) XenMobile
14 21 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
15 20 (0.90%) SCVMM
16 19 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 17 (0.77%) Opsview
18 16 (0.72%) Cacti
19 15 (0.68%) HP SIM
20 14 (0.63%) Legato
Vendors
1 2077 (93.56%) VMware
2 1167 (52.57%) Microsoft
3 927 (41.76%) Citrix
4 789 (35.54%) Cisco
5 546 (24.59%) HP
6 401 (18.06%) NetApp
7 365 (16.44%) EMC
8 287 (12.93%) Symantec
9 234 (10.54%) Red Hat
10 230 (10.36%) Dell
11 177 (7.97%) Oracle
12 169 (7.61%) IBM
13 110 (4.95%) McAfee
13 110 (4.95%) Veeam
14 98 (4.41%) Juniper
15 93 (4.19%) Veritas
16 71 (3.20%) Brocade
17 69 (3.11%) CheckPoint
18 65 (2.93%) 3PAR
19 63 (2.84%) SolarWinds
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Car
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + great company
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £54,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + share op's + pen
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Datanet.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus bonuses
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + On-Call + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sidcup, Kent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £57000.00 per annum + 31 days + bonus + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £60k & Bonus, Car, Health, Pension,
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £60k & Bonus, Car, Health, Pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
Hunt 4 Staff
Salary: £24k - 36k per year
Posted: Yesterday