The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 92 79 91
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 10 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.72% 1.64% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 6.25% 12.66% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 6
Average salary £36,500 £30,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.66% +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £41,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -2.94%
vSphere
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

System Software Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
160 158 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 11.57% 12.99% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 133 140 86
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +22.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

vSphere
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Wales region.

vSphere Salary Trend in Wales

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Wales

vSphere
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 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
South Wales -12 10 £36,500 +23.72%
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 17 (85.00%) VMware
2 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (65.00%) Citrix
4 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 11 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (40.00%) Lync
7 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
7 8 (40.00%) XenApp
7 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (35.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (35.00%) Cisco
8 7 (35.00%) SAN
8 7 (35.00%) NetScaler
8 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (30.00%) Mimecast
9 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
9 6 (30.00%) Clustering
10 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (25.00%) MS Office
10 5 (25.00%) Office 365
10 5 (25.00%) Product Management
11 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 12 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (40.00%) Lync
5 7 (35.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (5.00%) IIS
7 1 (5.00%) JBoss
7 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Mimecast
2 5 (25.00%) Office 365
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) SAN
1 7 (35.00%) NetScaler
2 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) VoIP
3 4 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) Wireless
4 3 (15.00%) Wireshark
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (15.00%) MPLS
5 2 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (15.00%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) LAMP
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (30.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Product Management
2 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Line Management
3 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCNP
1 3 (15.00%) CCNA
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCITP
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (40.00%) XenApp
3 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.00%) ProxySG
5 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (10.00%) DFS Replication
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Citrix
3 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
5 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 3 (15.00%) Mitel
6 3 (15.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) Juniper
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.00%) Avaya
7 1 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Verint