Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 291 292 256
Rank change year-on-year +1 -36 +43
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 39 47 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.45% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 2.32% 3.16% 7.40%
Number of salaries quoted 36 40 92
City of London median annual salary £59,500 £54,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.19% -1.82% +5.77%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,750 £36,275
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,950 £75,675
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -13.64% +6.80%

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 1,680 1,486 1,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.56% 14.22% 11.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,526 1,387 1,126
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £56,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.61% +7.69% +9.47%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +5.26%

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 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 39 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (74.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (58.97%) Windows
4 22 (56.41%) Finance
5 18 (46.15%) Linux
5 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 17 (43.59%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (43.59%) vCenter Server
7 15 (38.46%) DevOps
7 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 15 (38.46%) Citrix
7 15 (38.46%) ITIL
8 14 (35.90%) Red Hat
8 14 (35.90%) Advertising
8 14 (35.90%) Ansible
8 14 (35.90%) Bash Shell
9 13 (33.33%) vRealize
9 13 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (33.33%) Puppet
9 13 (33.33%) Docker
9 13 (33.33%) OpenShift
9 13 (33.33%) OpenStack
9 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (33.33%) Middleware
9 13 (33.33%) RHCE
9 13 (33.33%) Python
10 11 (28.21%) PowerShell
10 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012

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 13 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
3 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.13%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Infor SunSystems
1 3 (7.69%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 13 (33.33%) OpenShift
2 4 (10.26%) Office 365
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) DHCP
2 6 (15.38%) SAN
3 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 2 (5.13%) FTP
4 2 (5.13%) HTTP
4 2 (5.13%) Network Security
4 2 (5.13%) SMTP
4 2 (5.13%) SSH
4 2 (5.13%) VLAN
4 2 (5.13%) VPN
5 1 (2.56%) NAS
5 1 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (56.41%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Advertising
3 2 (5.13%) Law
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 13 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Junior
3 6 (15.38%) Junior DevOps
3 6 (15.38%) Junior DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Junior Linux Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Service Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Support
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Support Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.13%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Linux
3 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) CentOS
6 1 (2.56%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) DevOps
1 15 (38.46%) ITIL
2 13 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (12.82%) Change Management
4 5 (12.82%) Project Management
5 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.69%) High Availability
6 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.69%) Service Management
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.13%) Server Building
7 2 (5.13%) SIEM
7 2 (5.13%) Threat Detection
7 2 (5.13%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (2.56%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) Bash Shell
2 13 (33.33%) Python
3 11 (28.21%) PowerShell
4 9 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) RHCE
2 6 (15.38%) RHCSA
3 5 (12.82%) MCSE
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.26%) CISSP
5 3 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (7.69%) Degree
5 3 (7.69%) VCP6
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.13%) CCNA
6 2 (5.13%) CCNP
6 2 (5.13%) CISA
6 2 (5.13%) CISM
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) GDPR
2 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (74.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 17 (43.59%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (33.33%) Docker
5 10 (25.64%) XenApp
6 9 (23.08%) XenDesktop
7 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (43.59%) vCenter Server
2 14 (35.90%) Ansible
3 13 (33.33%) Puppet
3 13 (33.33%) vRealize
4 6 (15.38%) SCCM
5 3 (7.69%) SCOM
6 2 (5.13%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.56%) Consul
7 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
7 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.56%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (38.46%) Citrix
2 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.90%) Red Hat
4 5 (12.82%) Ivanti
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) EMC
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.56%) iManage
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec
7 1 (2.56%) Veeam
7 1 (2.56%) Veritas