Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 287 261 256
Rank change year-on-year -26 -5 +80
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 57 80 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.78% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 3.49% 5.32% 6.99%
Number of salaries quoted 50 75 93
City of London median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -13.04% +21.05%
10th Percentile £39,000 £36,250 £36,300
90th Percentile £72,750 £72,500 £72,500
Central London median annual salary £59,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +18.00% -13.04% +15.00%

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 1,634 1,503 1,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.78% 14.72% 11.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,512 1,380 1,351
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £29,500 £29,475 £28,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.15% +7.00% +11.11%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 56 (98.25%) VMware
2 47 (82.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (71.93%) Windows
4 39 (68.42%) Active Directory
5 36 (63.16%) Microsoft
6 33 (57.89%) PowerShell
7 32 (56.14%) MS Exchange
8 28 (49.12%) Citrix
9 25 (43.86%) DNS
10 24 (42.11%) SQL
11 23 (40.35%) SQL Server
11 23 (40.35%) ITIL
11 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (35.09%) Windows Server
14 19 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 19 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
15 18 (31.58%) Finance
16 17 (29.82%) XenApp
16 17 (29.82%) XenDesktop
17 16 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 16 (28.07%) Linux
18 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (26.32%) Firewall
18 15 (26.32%) Ivanti
19 14 (24.56%) DHCP
19 14 (24.56%) Cisco
19 14 (24.56%) Ansible
19 14 (24.56%) DevOps
20 13 (22.81%) Veeam

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 32 (56.14%) MS Exchange
2 19 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (17.54%) OpenStack
4 4 (7.02%) Skype for Business
5 3 (5.26%) IIS
5 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.51%) Apache
7 1 (1.75%) Confluence
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Infor SunSystems
1 10 (17.54%) ReMetrica
2 1 (1.75%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (15.79%) OpenShift
2 8 (14.04%) Office 365
3 3 (5.26%) Slack
4 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.51%) IaaS
5 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.86%) DNS
2 15 (26.32%) Firewall
3 14 (24.56%) DHCP
4 12 (21.05%) SAN
5 9 (15.79%) LAN
6 7 (12.28%) MPLS
7 6 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (10.53%) NX-OS
7 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.02%) iSCSI
8 4 (7.02%) Skype
8 4 (7.02%) VPN
9 3 (5.26%) FTP
9 3 (5.26%) HTTP
9 3 (5.26%) VSAN
9 3 (5.26%) WAN
10 2 (3.51%) NAS
10 2 (3.51%) Network Security
10 2 (3.51%) SMTP
10 2 (3.51%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (40.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Advertising
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Service Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Technical Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Technical Services Analyst
3 14 (24.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 8 (14.04%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 8 (14.04%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (14.04%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 8 (14.04%) Technical Support
5 8 (14.04%) Technical Support Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) IT Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Middleware
2 2 (3.51%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.02%) Replication
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.51%) PKI
5 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (71.93%) Windows
2 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (35.09%) Windows Server
5 16 (28.07%) Linux
6 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (17.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (8.77%) Windows 10
9 3 (5.26%) Android
9 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
9 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.75%) CentOS
10 1 (1.75%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) ITIL
2 16 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (24.56%) DevOps
4 13 (22.81%) Project Management
5 7 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (10.53%) Capacity Management
6 6 (10.53%) Change Management
6 6 (10.53%) Patch Management
6 6 (10.53%) Service Management
6 6 (10.53%) Task Automation
7 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.77%) ITIL V3
7 5 (8.77%) ITSM
7 5 (8.77%) Proactive Management
8 4 (7.02%) High Availability
8 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.26%) Application Packaging
9 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.26%) Information Security
9 3 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (57.89%) PowerShell
2 24 (42.11%) SQL
3 11 (19.30%) Python
4 10 (17.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) RHCE
2 7 (12.28%) Degree
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.02%) MCSA
4 4 (7.02%) RHCSA
5 3 (5.26%) A+ Certification
5 3 (5.26%) CISSP
5 3 (5.26%) MCP
6 2 (3.51%) CCNA
6 2 (3.51%) CISA
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.51%) CISM
6 2 (3.51%) MCSE
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.75%) MCITP
7 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.75%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) GDPR
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (82.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 19 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (29.82%) XenApp
4 17 (29.82%) XenDesktop
5 9 (15.79%) Docker
6 4 (7.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
7 3 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (3.51%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.75%) Ceph
9 1 (1.75%) Firmware
9 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (24.56%) Ansible
2 12 (21.05%) vCenter Server
3 11 (19.30%) SCCM
3 11 (19.30%) vRealize
4 9 (15.79%) Puppet
5 7 (12.28%) Backup Exec
6 4 (7.02%) SCOM
7 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.75%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.75%) QRadar
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.75%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 56 (98.25%) VMware
2 36 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 28 (49.12%) Citrix
4 15 (26.32%) Ivanti
5 14 (24.56%) Cisco
6 13 (22.81%) Veeam
7 9 (15.79%) Red Hat
8 5 (8.77%) HP
9 4 (7.02%) Dell
9 4 (7.02%) EqualLogic
10 3 (5.26%) Apple
10 3 (5.26%) NetApp
10 3 (5.26%) ServiceNow
11 2 (3.51%) EMC
11 2 (3.51%) Google
11 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.75%) Dell KACE
12 1 (1.75%) F5
12 1 (1.75%) Infoblox
12 1 (1.75%) Splunk