The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 60 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 7 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.39% 2.64% 1.91%
As % of the System Software category 7.87% 15.79% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 8
Average salary £46,750 £53,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.02% +7.50%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
vSphere
Hertfordshire

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

System Software Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
89 76 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 17.73% 16.70% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 65 71 43
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

vSphere
Salary Trend in Watford

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Watford

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 (94.44%) VMware
2 15 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (77.78%) Windows
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 10 (55.56%) Hyper-V
5 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (38.89%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (38.89%) HP
5 7 (38.89%) DNS
5 7 (38.89%) SAN
5 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
5 7 (38.89%) LAN
5 7 (38.89%) WAN
6 6 (33.33%) Firewall
6 6 (33.33%) Service Management
7 5 (27.78%) Migration
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
7 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (27.78%) SaaS
7 5 (27.78%) PaaS
8 4 (22.22%) NAS
8 4 (22.22%) SCCM
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) IaaS
8 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) Linux

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (16.67%) WorkSite
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (27.78%) SaaS
2 5 (27.78%) PaaS
3 4 (22.22%) IaaS
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (5.56%) Office 365
5 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (5.56%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
1 7 (38.89%) SAN
1 7 (38.89%) LAN
1 7 (38.89%) WAN
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) NAS
3 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 3 (16.67%) MPLS
4 3 (16.67%) DHCP
4 3 (16.67%) VoIP
5 2 (11.11%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
2 3 (16.67%) IT Support
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) X-Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Vista
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Service Management
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 3 (16.67%) Process Management
4 3 (16.67%) Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Practice Management
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Document Management
6 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.56%) Operations Management
6 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.56%) Use Case
6 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (55.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) XenServer
3 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.11%) vCloud
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.56%) NFS
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) EMC
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Sophos
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.56%) IronPort