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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 61 54 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 5 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.97% 2.99% 1.97%
As % of the System Software category 5.49% 18.39% 20.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 8
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.49%
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
91 87 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 17.74% 16.23% 9.58%
Number of salaries quoted 66 76 36
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 31 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 16 (94.12%) VMware
2 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (70.59%) Windows
4 11 (64.71%) Hyper-V
5 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
6 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
6 8 (47.06%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (41.18%) HP
7 7 (41.18%) SAN
8 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 5 (29.41%) Migration
8 5 (29.41%) SaaS
8 5 (29.41%) PaaS
8 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (23.53%) IaaS
9 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (23.53%) NAS
9 4 (23.53%) SCCM
9 4 (23.53%) LAN
9 4 (23.53%) WAN
9 4 (23.53%) Linux
9 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
9 4 (23.53%) DNS
10 3 (17.65%) MPLS
10 3 (17.65%) Citrix
10 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
10 3 (17.65%) DHCP
10 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
1 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (17.65%) WorkSite
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (29.41%) SaaS
2 5 (29.41%) PaaS
3 4 (23.53%) IaaS
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (5.88%) Office 365
5 1 (5.88%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 4 (23.53%) WAN
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) NAS
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) MPLS
3 3 (17.65%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Big Data
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
2 3 (17.65%) Process Management
2 3 (17.65%) Data Analytics
2 3 (17.65%) Analytics
2 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.88%) Use Case
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.88%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (5.88%) Practice Management
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) Logistics
4 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (64.71%) Hyper-V
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 3 (17.65%) XenServer
4 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
5 2 (11.76%) vCloud
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.88%) NFS
6 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) vMotion
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (41.18%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) EMC
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) IronPort
6 1 (5.88%) Veeam
6 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Sophos