Period
to 27 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 113 211
Rank change year-on-year -52 +98 -11
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 62 18 70
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.18% 0.95% 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 7.18% 4.10% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 53 15 49
10th Percentile £32,450 £29,359 £32,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,148 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - -5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £48,750 £48,625 £55,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,500 £69,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £59,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -23.73% +24.21% -5.00%

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 East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 863 439 1,256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.38% 23.19% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 527 357 1,018
10th Percentile £24,550 £25,700 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,371 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £47,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.70% +17.50% -9.09%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the East of England

vSphere
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the East of England.

Salary trend for vSphere in the East of England

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the East of England

vSphere
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the East of England region over the 6 months to 27 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -37 34 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Essex -3 16 £41,250 +4.24% 2
Bedfordshire - 5 £57,500 - 1
Norfolk - 4 £27,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire -61 2 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Suffolk - 1 £33,000 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East of England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 58 (93.55%) VMware
2 41 (66.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (62.90%) Windows
4 38 (61.29%) Azure
5 36 (58.06%) DNS
6 35 (56.45%) Windows Server
7 30 (48.39%) TCP/IP
8 28 (45.16%) Citrix
8 28 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (45.16%) Social Skills
9 27 (43.55%) DHCP
10 25 (40.32%) Microsoft
10 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (35.48%) Microsoft 365
11 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
11 22 (35.48%) XenDesktop
12 21 (33.87%) WAN
12 21 (33.87%) LAN
13 20 (32.26%) Windows 10
14 19 (30.65%) VMware ESXi
15 17 (27.42%) PowerShell
15 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
16 16 (25.81%) Time Management
17 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (24.19%) AWS
18 14 (22.58%) XenApp
19 13 (20.97%) Firewall
19 13 (20.97%) IIS
19 13 (20.97%) SolarWinds
19 13 (20.97%) Degree

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (20.97%) IIS
2 11 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (16.13%) MS Exchange
4 9 (14.52%) Apache
4 9 (14.52%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 38 (61.29%) Azure
2 22 (35.48%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (24.19%) AWS
4 9 (14.52%) GCP
5 4 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (4.84%) Azure Event Grid
6 3 (4.84%) Azure Logic Apps
6 3 (4.84%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (4.84%) IaaS
6 3 (4.84%) Power Platform
7 2 (3.23%) Google Play
7 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (58.06%) DNS
2 30 (48.39%) TCP/IP
3 27 (43.55%) DHCP
4 21 (33.87%) LAN
4 21 (33.87%) WAN
5 13 (20.97%) Firewall
6 9 (14.52%) VLAN
7 3 (4.84%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (4.84%) SAN
8 2 (3.23%) Network Security
8 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (45.16%) Social Skills
2 13 (20.97%) Organisational Skills
3 12 (19.35%) Finance
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.84%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Publishing
5 2 (3.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (29.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 18 (29.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (22.58%) Support Engineer
4 12 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (17.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 11 (17.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (14.52%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (12.90%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (12.90%) Analyst
7 8 (12.90%) Escalation Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Citrix Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) IT Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) IT Support
10 2 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Clustering
1 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.84%) EMC VNX
1 3 (4.84%) Replication
2 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.23%) FMCG
2 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (62.90%) Windows
2 35 (56.45%) Windows Server
3 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (32.26%) Windows 10
5 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (16.13%) Linux
7 9 (14.52%) CentOS
7 9 (14.52%) Unix
8 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.45%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (3.23%) Android
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (66.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (25.81%) Time Management
3 10 (16.13%) DevOps
4 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
4 9 (14.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (12.90%) Security Patching
6 6 (9.68%) Incident Management
6 6 (9.68%) ITIL
7 4 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.45%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.45%) Tech Ops
8 3 (4.84%) Business Case
8 3 (4.84%) Change Control
8 3 (4.84%) Information Security
9 2 (3.23%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) PowerShell
2 11 (17.74%) SQL
3 9 (14.52%) Python
4 1 (1.61%) Perl
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.23%) MCSA
3 2 (3.23%) MCSE
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.61%) CCNA
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 22 (35.48%) XenDesktop
3 19 (30.65%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (22.58%) XenApp
5 9 (14.52%) NFS
6 5 (8.06%) Terminal Services
7 4 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (4.84%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) Ansible
1 9 (14.52%) HAProxy
1 9 (14.52%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (14.52%) Puppet
1 9 (14.52%) Salt
2 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (11.29%) vCenter Server
4 4 (6.45%) SCCM
4 4 (6.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (4.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (4.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.84%) SCOM
5 3 (4.84%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.23%) PaperCut
7 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.61%) SCSM
Vendors
1 58 (93.55%) VMware
2 28 (45.16%) Citrix
3 25 (40.32%) Microsoft
4 13 (20.97%) SolarWinds
5 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
6 8 (12.90%) Cisco
7 6 (9.68%) Veeam
8 5 (8.06%) CyberArk
9 4 (6.45%) Brocade
9 4 (6.45%) Ivanti
9 4 (6.45%) jetNEXUS
10 3 (4.84%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.84%) EMC
10 3 (4.84%) Rackspace
10 3 (4.84%) Symantec
11 2 (3.23%) Avaya
11 2 (3.23%) BMC
11 2 (3.23%) Google
12 1 (1.61%) Mitel
12 1 (1.61%) SonicWALL