Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 216 250 303
Rank change year-on-year +34 +53 -18
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 20 29 26
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 2.05% 2.06% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 18 27 23
10th Percentile £50,000 £45,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £54,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% +10.00% -12.66%
75th Percentile £65,625 £70,625 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,700 £62,250
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.45% +10.00% -9.91%

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 977 1,409 1,805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.54% 18.59% 17.88%
Number of salaries quoted 874 1,251 1,635
10th Percentile £46,250 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +13.04%
75th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,125 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +11.54% +4.00% +8.70%

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 7 May 2021.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
5 14 (70.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (65.00%) Cisco
7 10 (50.00%) Firewall
8 9 (45.00%) Finance
8 9 (45.00%) Juniper
8 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (45.00%) Linux
8 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
8 9 (45.00%) Presales
9 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
9 8 (40.00%) Azure
9 8 (40.00%) AWS
9 8 (40.00%) Supermicro
9 8 (40.00%) CentOS
9 8 (40.00%) Ubuntu
9 8 (40.00%) SonicWALL
9 8 (40.00%) HP
9 8 (40.00%) Dell
9 8 (40.00%) EMC
9 8 (40.00%) SAN
10 7 (35.00%) SCCM
11 6 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (30.00%) Xsan
11 6 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
11 6 (30.00%) IaaS

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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) AWS
1 8 (40.00%) Azure
2 6 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) IaaS
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) SAN
3 5 (25.00%) DHCP
3 5 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) VLAN
6 2 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (5.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Social Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (5.00%) Police
3 1 (5.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Linux Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) EMC VNX
2 2 (10.00%) Hedge funds
2 2 (10.00%) Symmetrix
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (45.00%) Linux
4 8 (40.00%) CentOS
4 8 (40.00%) Ubuntu
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (20.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (45.00%) Presales
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Project Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.00%) Server Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security
6 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
6 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (5.00%) Storage Management
6 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (30.00%) StorNext
4 6 (30.00%) Xsan
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.00%) XenApp
5 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (5.00%) Ansible
4 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (5.00%) Terraform
4 1 (5.00%) vRealize
4 1 (5.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) Cisco
4 9 (45.00%) Juniper
5 8 (40.00%) Dell
5 8 (40.00%) EMC
5 8 (40.00%) HP
5 8 (40.00%) SonicWALL
5 8 (40.00%) Supermicro
6 6 (30.00%) Isilon
7 5 (25.00%) Citrix
8 4 (20.00%) Apple
9 3 (15.00%) Symantec
10 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
11 1 (5.00%) IBM
11 1 (5.00%) NetApp
11 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
11 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
11 1 (5.00%) Veeam