Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 30 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 672 518 410
Rank change year-on-year -154 -108 +36
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 562 463 518
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 2.18% 2.57% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 430 376 414
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,000 £31,475
25th Percentile £39,000 £38,500 £39,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - -8.65% +11.83%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £78,375
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -8.65% +15.56%

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 25,789 17,985 12,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.32% 19.03% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13,825 13,034 10,768
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in England

vSphere
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for vSphere in England

vSphere
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing vSphere in England over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Salary histogram for vSphere in England

vSphere
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London -173 204 £57,646 +0.25% 21
South East -38 118 £42,500 -1.73% 25
North of England -71 75 £40,000 -11.11% 18
East of England -86 64 £47,500 - 10
Midlands -102 49 £45,000 +12.50% 16
South West -23 43 £45,000 -18.18% 13
Yorkshire -25 33 £43,500 -3.33% 4
West Midlands -69 33 £42,500 +17.24% 10
North East -13 24 £40,000 +14.29% 1
North West -101 18 £45,000 - 13
East Midlands -66 16 £50,000 +17.65% 6
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 510 (90.75%) VMware
2 389 (69.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 352 (62.63%) Microsoft
4 333 (59.25%) Windows
5 315 (56.05%) Active Directory
6 257 (45.73%) Azure
7 236 (41.99%) Microsoft 365
8 225 (40.04%) Windows Server
9 215 (38.26%) DNS
10 204 (36.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 175 (31.14%) Linux
12 168 (29.89%) ITIL
13 167 (29.72%) PowerShell
14 164 (29.18%) DHCP
15 154 (27.40%) Firewall
16 147 (26.16%) Social Skills
17 146 (25.98%) VMware ESXi
18 143 (25.44%) AWS
19 130 (23.13%) TCP/IP
20 127 (22.60%) Citrix
21 126 (22.42%) SAN
22 125 (22.24%) Hyper-V
22 125 (22.24%) vCenter Server
23 121 (21.53%) Cisco
24 113 (20.11%) Finance
25 107 (19.04%) Data Centre
25 107 (19.04%) Problem-Solving
26 106 (18.86%) SCCM
27 95 (16.90%) Security Cleared
28 90 (16.01%) Windows Server 2012

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 60 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 58 (10.32%) SharePoint
3 27 (4.80%) IIS
4 19 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (2.67%) Skype for Business
6 13 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (1.60%) Confluence
7 9 (1.60%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.89%) Site Server
10 2 (0.36%) Apache
10 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.36%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.36%) nginx
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 44 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 257 (45.73%) Azure
2 236 (41.99%) Microsoft 365
3 143 (25.44%) AWS
4 85 (15.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 67 (11.92%) IaaS
6 53 (9.43%) PaaS
7 18 (3.20%) SaaS
8 14 (2.49%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.96%) npm
10 10 (1.78%) GCP
11 9 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.60%) Serverless
12 8 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.42%) Azure DevOps
12 8 (1.42%) Azure Stack
12 8 (1.42%) OneDrive
12 8 (1.42%) Power Platform
13 7 (1.25%) GitHub
14 6 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 215 (38.26%) DNS
2 164 (29.18%) DHCP
3 154 (27.40%) Firewall
4 130 (23.13%) TCP/IP
5 126 (22.42%) SAN
6 81 (14.41%) WAN
7 79 (14.06%) LAN
8 63 (11.21%) Fibre Channel
9 54 (9.61%) VPN
10 53 (9.43%) VLAN
11 36 (6.41%) VSAN
12 35 (6.23%) NAS
13 34 (6.05%) Network Security
14 31 (5.52%) Wireless
15 24 (4.27%) iSCSI
15 24 (4.27%) SSL
16 18 (3.20%) Broadband
17 17 (3.02%) Internet
17 17 (3.02%) WLAN
18 15 (2.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.56%) MySQL
3 18 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.42%) Power BI
6 7 (1.25%) MariaDB
7 5 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.89%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.71%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.36%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.18%) Metadata
11 1 (0.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 31 (5.52%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.91%) GitLab
3 19 (3.38%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.49%) JIRA
5 5 (0.89%) MSI
6 4 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.71%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.36%) Subversion
8 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.18%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.18%) git-flow
8 1 (0.18%) Jaeger
8 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 147 (26.16%) Social Skills
2 113 (20.11%) Finance
3 65 (11.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 58 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.98%) Organisational Skills
6 26 (4.63%) Law
7 25 (4.45%) Telecoms
8 23 (4.09%) Retail
9 17 (3.02%) Public Sector
10 13 (2.31%) Legal
11 12 (2.14%) Banking
12 9 (1.60%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (1.42%) Aviation
14 5 (0.89%) Advertising
14 5 (0.89%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.89%) Military
15 4 (0.71%) Automotive
16 3 (0.53%) Presentation Skills
17 2 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 183 (32.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (9.79%) Analyst
3 51 (9.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 45 (8.01%) Administrator
5 44 (7.83%) IT Engineer
6 41 (7.30%) Systems Administrator
7 40 (7.12%) Systems Engineer
8 35 (6.23%) Architect
9 32 (5.69%) IT Support
10 31 (5.52%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 31 (5.52%) Support Analyst
11 30 (5.34%) Consultant
12 29 (5.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (4.98%) Support Engineer
14 25 (4.45%) Windows Engineer
15 24 (4.27%) Cloud Engineer
16 23 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (4.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
17 22 (3.91%) Graduate
18 21 (3.74%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.09%) .NET
2 11 (1.96%) libvirt
2 11 (1.96%) Node.js
3 10 (1.78%) LDAP
4 8 (1.42%) Flash
5 4 (0.71%) Apache NiFi
5 4 (0.71%) JSON
5 4 (0.71%) Middleware
5 4 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (0.71%) React
5 4 (0.71%) Velocity
6 3 (0.53%) COM
6 3 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.36%) DCOM
7 2 (0.36%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.36%) REST
7 2 (0.36%) Web Services
8 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 107 (19.04%) Data Centre
2 56 (9.96%) Replication
3 49 (8.72%) Clustering
4 42 (7.47%) Cyberattack
5 32 (5.69%) Cybercrime
6 31 (5.52%) Cyber Defence
6 31 (5.52%) PKI
7 26 (4.63%) Private Cloud
8 22 (3.91%) User Experience
9 18 (3.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 16 (2.85%) EMC VNX
11 15 (2.67%) Public Cloud
12 14 (2.49%) Fat Client
12 14 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (2.49%) Thin Client
13 12 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (1.96%) Social Media
15 9 (1.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 333 (59.25%) Windows
2 225 (40.04%) Windows Server
3 175 (31.14%) Linux
4 90 (16.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (15.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 78 (13.88%) Windows 10
7 60 (10.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 47 (8.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (6.41%) Ubuntu
10 34 (6.05%) CentOS
11 33 (5.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (5.69%) Mac OS
13 23 (4.09%) Kali Linux
13 23 (4.09%) VMS
14 21 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (2.67%) Apple iOS
16 14 (2.49%) Android
17 9 (1.60%) Mac OS X
17 9 (1.60%) Windows 7
18 6 (1.07%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (36.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 168 (29.89%) ITIL
3 107 (19.04%) Problem-Solving
4 74 (13.17%) DevOps
5 64 (11.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 59 (10.50%) Project Delivery
7 55 (9.79%) Change Management
8 52 (9.25%) Mentoring
9 51 (9.07%) Agile
10 50 (8.90%) Incident Management
11 46 (8.19%) Infrastructure as Code
11 46 (8.19%) Service Management
12 41 (7.30%) Mathematics
13 40 (7.12%) Service Delivery
14 38 (6.76%) Change Control
14 38 (6.76%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 38 (6.76%) Threat Intelligence
15 36 (6.41%) CI/CD
16 35 (6.23%) High Availability
17 32 (5.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (29.72%) PowerShell
2 72 (12.81%) SQL
3 55 (9.79%) Python
4 47 (8.36%) Bash
5 20 (3.56%) VB.NET
6 16 (2.85%) C#
7 12 (2.14%) Go
8 11 (1.96%) Java
9 9 (1.60%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.25%) Perl
10 7 (1.25%) VB
11 6 (1.07%) VBScript
12 3 (0.53%) C
13 2 (0.36%) Ruby
13 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 95 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 79 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 77 (13.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 68 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (8.90%) Degree
6 43 (7.65%) MCSE
7 37 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (6.05%) CCNA
9 31 (5.52%) MCSA
10 27 (4.80%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (4.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 24 (4.27%) DV Cleared
13 21 (3.74%) CCNP
14 9 (1.60%) NCDA
14 9 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
15 8 (1.42%) CISSP
15 8 (1.42%) JNCIA
15 8 (1.42%) MCP
16 7 (1.25%) HND
17 6 (1.07%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.72%) SLA
2 22 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.14%) GDPR
4 6 (1.07%) NCSC
5 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.36%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 389 (69.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 315 (56.05%) Active Directory
3 146 (25.98%) VMware ESXi
4 125 (22.24%) Hyper-V
5 59 (10.50%) XenApp
6 57 (10.14%) Docker
7 34 (6.05%) XenDesktop
8 27 (4.80%) KVM
9 25 (4.45%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (3.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 17 (3.02%) Terminal Services
10 17 (3.02%) VMware NSX
11 14 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (2.31%) Firmware
13 11 (1.96%) Ceph
14 9 (1.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 9 (1.60%) DFS Replication
14 9 (1.60%) LXC
14 9 (1.60%) Xen
15 7 (1.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 125 (22.24%) vCenter Server
2 106 (18.86%) SCCM
3 79 (14.06%) Ansible
4 68 (12.10%) Terraform
5 65 (11.57%) Kubernetes
6 45 (8.01%) SCOM
6 45 (8.01%) WSUS
7 36 (6.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 36 (6.41%) vRealize
8 30 (5.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 29 (5.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 23 (4.09%) Nagios
10 23 (4.09%) PowerCLI
11 20 (3.56%) Puppet
12 18 (3.20%) SCVMM
13 17 (3.02%) NetBackup
13 17 (3.02%) Prometheus
14 16 (2.85%) Grafana
14 16 (2.85%) Norton AntiVirus
14 16 (2.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 510 (90.75%) VMware
2 352 (62.63%) Microsoft
3 127 (22.60%) Citrix
4 121 (21.53%) Cisco
5 79 (14.06%) HP
6 66 (11.74%) Veeam
7 62 (11.03%) Red Hat
8 53 (9.43%) Dell
9 44 (7.83%) EMC
10 42 (7.47%) NetApp
11 33 (5.87%) 3PAR
12 29 (5.16%) Brocade
12 29 (5.16%) Nimble Storage
13 28 (4.98%) IBM
14 27 (4.80%) SolarWinds
15 25 (4.45%) Veritas
16 21 (3.74%) Zerto
17 20 (3.56%) Oracle
18 19 (3.38%) Commvault
18 19 (3.38%) Symantec