Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 188 290
Rank change year-on-year -35 +102 +11
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 30 9 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 2.81% 1.19% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 38
10th Percentile £40,000 £50,692 £35,875
25th Percentile £48,462 £52,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,750 £75,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year -25.67% +3.45% +31.82%
75th Percentile £58,188 £80,000 £88,438
90th Percentile £77,875 " £90,000
Central London median annual salary £56,500 £72,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -22.07% +38.10% -11.02%

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,067 754 1,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.02% 19.66% 19.26%
Number of salaries quoted 992 670 1,788
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £55,750 £51,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +8.33%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the City of London

vSphere
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the City of London.

Salary trend for vSphere in the City of London

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 29 (96.67%) VMware
2 28 (93.33%) Windows
3 26 (86.67%) Active Directory
4 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
5 21 (70.00%) PowerShell
6 19 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (63.33%) Windows Server
7 18 (60.00%) Finance
8 17 (56.67%) DHCP
8 17 (56.67%) DNS
9 15 (50.00%) SCCM
10 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
10 14 (46.67%) Citrix
10 14 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (43.33%) Windows 10
12 12 (40.00%) Service Delivery
12 12 (40.00%) Legal
12 12 (40.00%) Azure
12 12 (40.00%) GDPR
13 11 (36.67%) Hedge funds
13 11 (36.67%) Data Protection
13 11 (36.67%) Financial Institution
14 9 (30.00%) Symantec
14 9 (30.00%) Skype for Business
14 9 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
14 9 (30.00%) XenApp
14 9 (30.00%) XenDesktop
15 8 (26.67%) Cisco
15 8 (26.67%) EMC
15 8 (26.67%) NetBackup

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (30.00%) Skype for Business
3 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (3.33%) IIS
5 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) Azure
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (26.67%) IaaS
4 7 (23.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (6.67%) AWS
6 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) DHCP
1 17 (56.67%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall
3 4 (13.33%) NetScaler
3 4 (13.33%) Skype
4 3 (10.00%) SAN
4 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) VLAN
5 2 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (60.00%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Legal
3 11 (36.67%) Financial Institution
4 6 (20.00%) Banking
5 3 (10.00%) Retail
5 3 (10.00%) Social Skills
6 2 (6.67%) Front Office
6 2 (6.67%) Police
6 2 (6.67%) Public Sector
7 1 (3.33%) Back Office
7 1 (3.33%) Law
7 1 (3.33%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) SAN Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Security Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Hedge funds
2 7 (23.33%) EMC VNX
3 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (16.67%) Symmetrix
5 4 (13.33%) PKI
5 4 (13.33%) Replication
6 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.33%) Cloud Native
7 1 (3.33%) Clustering
7 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (43.33%) Windows 10
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (20.00%) Linux
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.33%) CentOS
9 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 11 (36.67%) Data Protection
4 8 (26.67%) Server Management
5 7 (23.33%) ITIL
6 6 (20.00%) Service Management
7 5 (16.67%) Migration
7 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (13.33%) Project Delivery
8 4 (13.33%) Project Management
8 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
9 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (6.67%) Break/Fix
10 2 (6.67%) Information Security
10 2 (6.67%) ITSM
10 2 (6.67%) Storage Management
11 1 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
11 1 (3.33%) Strategic Roadmap
11 1 (3.33%) Threat Modelling
11 1 (3.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) Perl
2 2 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) GDPR
2 4 (13.33%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) NIST
3 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (30.00%) XenApp
3 9 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
8 2 (6.67%) KVM
9 1 (3.33%) Docker
9 1 (3.33%) LXC
9 1 (3.33%) StorNext
9 1 (3.33%) Xen
9 1 (3.33%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 15 (50.00%) SCCM
2 8 (26.67%) NetBackup
3 7 (23.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (20.00%) SCOM
5 4 (13.33%) OfficeScan
5 4 (13.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (6.67%) vCenter Server
7 2 (6.67%) WSUS
8 1 (3.33%) Ansible
8 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
8 1 (3.33%) Mesos
8 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (3.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) VMware
2 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (46.67%) Citrix
4 9 (30.00%) Symantec
5 8 (26.67%) Cisco
5 8 (26.67%) EMC
6 7 (23.33%) HP
7 6 (20.00%) Altiris
7 6 (20.00%) McAfee
8 5 (16.67%) Infoblox
9 4 (13.33%) Huawei
9 4 (13.33%) Veritas
10 3 (10.00%) Dell
10 3 (10.00%) Juniper
11 2 (6.67%) Bloomberg
11 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
11 2 (6.67%) Reuters
11 2 (6.67%) RightFax
11 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
12 1 (3.33%) Splunk