Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 513 362 457
Rank change year-on-year -151 +95 -3
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 543 385 875
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.82% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 2.71% 4.35% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 436 314 733
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +15.79% -5.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £73,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £86,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -18.18% +15.79% -

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 20,026 8,856 22,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.71% 18.87% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 13,779 7,554 19,098
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,825 £25,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 17 September 2021.

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 17 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
London -201 177 £55,000 -24.14% 18
Midlands -56 105 £42,067 -1.02% 17
South East -160 87 £39,000 -17.89% 22
North of England -72 71 £45,000 +5.88% 32
East Midlands -10 64 £42,500 -9.57% 8
East of England -59 61 £45,000 +2.86% 12
South West -97 42 £45,000 -30.77% 15
West Midlands -86 41 £35,000 -17.65% 9
North West -58 39 £45,000 -18.18% 17
North East -28 18 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire -97 14 £45,000 +5.88% 11
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 17 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 England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 516 (95.03%) VMware
2 350 (64.46%) Microsoft
3 349 (64.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 329 (60.59%) Windows
5 303 (55.80%) Active Directory
6 274 (50.46%) Azure
7 245 (45.12%) Windows Server
8 218 (40.15%) Microsoft 365
9 187 (34.44%) DNS
10 185 (34.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 165 (30.39%) Citrix
12 157 (28.91%) PowerShell
13 154 (28.36%) DHCP
14 140 (25.78%) SQL Server
14 140 (25.78%) Linux
15 136 (25.05%) Social Skills
16 129 (23.76%) Cisco
17 128 (23.57%) Data Centre
18 123 (22.65%) Windows Server 2012
19 120 (22.10%) SAN
19 120 (22.10%) Firewall
20 111 (20.44%) ITIL
21 107 (19.71%) TCP/IP
22 105 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
23 104 (19.15%) MS Exchange
24 102 (18.78%) Windows 10
25 97 (17.86%) AWS
26 96 (17.68%) Hyper-V
27 93 (17.13%) XenDesktop
28 92 (16.94%) SQL

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
1 104 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 72 (13.26%) SharePoint
3 43 (7.92%) IIS
4 34 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (3.31%) Skype for Business
6 17 (3.13%) Apache
7 12 (2.21%) Confluence
7 12 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (2.03%) CMS
8 11 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (2.03%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.03%) Umbraco
8 11 (2.03%) WordPress
9 8 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 54 (9.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.03%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 274 (50.46%) Azure
2 218 (40.15%) Microsoft 365
3 97 (17.86%) AWS
4 69 (12.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 63 (11.60%) IaaS
6 50 (9.21%) SaaS
7 46 (8.47%) PaaS
8 44 (8.10%) OneDrive
9 19 (3.50%) GCP
10 17 (3.13%) Azure Stack
11 14 (2.58%) Mimecast
12 8 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.92%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.92%) Azure Event Grid
14 5 (0.92%) Azure Logic Apps
14 5 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.92%) Power Platform
15 2 (0.37%) Dropbox
15 2 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 187 (34.44%) DNS
2 154 (28.36%) DHCP
3 120 (22.10%) Firewall
3 120 (22.10%) SAN
4 107 (19.71%) TCP/IP
5 65 (11.97%) LAN
6 56 (10.31%) WAN
7 46 (8.47%) VLAN
8 40 (7.37%) VPN
9 39 (7.18%) SSL
10 35 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
11 33 (6.08%) VoIP
12 27 (4.97%) NetScaler
13 26 (4.79%) NAS
14 24 (4.42%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (4.05%) Skype
15 22 (4.05%) VSAN
16 18 (3.31%) FTP
16 18 (3.31%) Remote Desktop
17 17 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (25.78%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 14 (2.58%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.84%) MySQL
5 10 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.10%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.37%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (5.16%) JIRA
2 20 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.03%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.55%) GitLab
7 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.37%) DbUnit
7 2 (0.37%) jMock
7 2 (0.37%) JUnit
7 2 (0.37%) Maven
7 2 (0.37%) Mockito
7 2 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.37%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.18%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 136 (25.05%) Social Skills
2 80 (14.73%) Finance
3 35 (6.45%) Public Sector
4 34 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.97%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.31%) Banking
7 17 (3.13%) Retail
8 16 (2.95%) Legal
9 15 (2.76%) Back Office
10 14 (2.58%) Organisational Skills
11 12 (2.21%) Presentation Skills
12 11 (2.03%) Documentation Skills
12 11 (2.03%) Electronics
12 11 (2.03%) Financial Institution
12 11 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (1.47%) Games
14 7 (1.29%) Law
14 7 (1.29%) Manufacturing
15 6 (1.10%) Military
16 5 (0.92%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 133 (24.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (15.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 82 (15.10%) Support Engineer
4 64 (11.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 55 (10.13%) Analyst
6 37 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 35 (6.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (6.08%) Cloud Engineer
8 33 (6.08%) Support Analyst
8 33 (6.08%) Windows Engineer
9 32 (5.89%) Architect
10 28 (5.16%) Administrator
11 27 (4.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 26 (4.79%) Consultant
12 26 (4.79%) Infrastructure Support
13 25 (4.60%) Infrastructure Architect
13 25 (4.60%) IT Engineer
14 24 (4.42%) Azure Engineer
14 24 (4.42%) IT Support
15 23 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.87%) Web Services
2 12 (2.21%) REST
3 8 (1.47%) .NET
4 7 (1.29%) ARM Templates
5 6 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (0.92%) XML
7 4 (0.74%) Spring
7 4 (0.74%) WSH
8 3 (0.55%) ADO
8 3 (0.55%) J2EE
8 3 (0.55%) Middleware
8 3 (0.55%) SOAP
9 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Camel
9 2 (0.37%) Flash
9 2 (0.37%) JSON
9 2 (0.37%) OpenID
9 2 (0.37%) PowerMock
9 2 (0.37%) RESTful
9 2 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 128 (23.57%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.45%) Replication
3 31 (5.71%) Clustering
3 31 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.60%) Legacy Systems
5 21 (3.87%) PKI
6 20 (3.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 19 (3.50%) EMC VNX
8 17 (3.13%) Hedge funds
8 17 (3.13%) User Experience
9 15 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (2.39%) Driving Licence
10 13 (2.39%) iPhone
11 12 (2.21%) iPad
12 11 (2.03%) Blackberry
13 10 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (1.47%) Smartphone
15 7 (1.29%) Public Cloud
16 6 (1.10%) Cloud Native
17 5 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 329 (60.59%) Windows
2 245 (45.12%) Windows Server
3 140 (25.78%) Linux
4 123 (22.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (18.78%) Windows 10
6 73 (13.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 60 (11.05%) Windows Server 2019
8 58 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (8.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (5.52%) CentOS
11 28 (5.16%) Android
12 18 (3.31%) Apple iOS
12 18 (3.31%) Windows 7
13 14 (2.58%) Unix
14 13 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (1.29%) SUSE
15 7 (1.29%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.10%) Debian
17 3 (0.55%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (34.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 111 (20.44%) ITIL
3 79 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (12.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 66 (12.15%) DevOps
6 61 (11.23%) Project Management
7 58 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (9.39%) Migration
9 43 (7.92%) Server Management
10 36 (6.63%) Patch Management
11 33 (6.08%) Service Delivery
12 31 (5.71%) Project Delivery
13 30 (5.52%) Technical Architecture
14 28 (5.16%) Change Control
15 26 (4.79%) Data Centre Operations
15 26 (4.79%) Infrastructure as Code
16 25 (4.60%) Cybersecurity
17 23 (4.24%) Load Balancing
17 23 (4.24%) Time Management
18 22 (4.05%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 157 (28.91%) PowerShell
2 92 (16.94%) SQL
3 41 (7.55%) Python
4 25 (4.60%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.39%) Java
6 12 (2.21%) VB
7 11 (2.03%) VBScript
8 9 (1.66%) Perl
9 8 (1.47%) C
10 6 (1.10%) C#
10 6 (1.10%) C++
10 6 (1.10%) Go
10 6 (1.10%) Ruby
11 5 (0.92%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.74%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.37%) XQuery
14 1 (0.18%) PHP
14 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (10.68%) Degree
2 58 (10.68%) MCSA
3 52 (9.58%) Security Cleared
4 50 (9.21%) MCSE
5 44 (8.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 40 (7.37%) SC Cleared
7 33 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (6.08%) DV Cleared
8 27 (4.97%) Citrix Certification
8 27 (4.97%) MCP
9 26 (4.79%) CCNA
10 23 (4.24%) MCITP
11 11 (2.03%) CCNP
11 11 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.66%) VCAP
13 5 (0.92%) CCA
13 5 (0.92%) CCDP
14 2 (0.37%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.05%) SLA
2 13 (2.39%) GDPR
3 12 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.37%) NCSC
8 1 (0.18%) NIST
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 349 (64.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 303 (55.80%) Active Directory
3 96 (17.68%) Hyper-V
4 93 (17.13%) XenDesktop
5 87 (16.02%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (14.55%) XenApp
7 32 (5.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 23 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (3.50%) NFS
11 16 (2.95%) VMware NSX
12 11 (2.03%) Docker
12 11 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (1.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 8 (1.47%) KVM
15 7 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (1.29%) Terminal Services
15 7 (1.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (0.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 74 (13.63%) SCCM
2 53 (9.76%) vCenter Server
3 50 (9.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 36 (6.63%) Ansible
5 32 (5.89%) SCOM
6 29 (5.34%) vRealize
7 28 (5.16%) NetBackup
8 14 (2.58%) AirWatch
8 14 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (2.58%) WSUS
9 13 (2.39%) PowerCLI
10 11 (2.03%) Kubernetes
10 11 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (2.03%) Puppet
11 10 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (1.66%) FortiGate
12 9 (1.66%) HAProxy
12 9 (1.66%) Salt
12 9 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (1.66%) Terraform
Vendors
1 516 (95.03%) VMware
2 350 (64.46%) Microsoft
3 165 (30.39%) Citrix
4 129 (23.76%) Cisco
5 60 (11.05%) Dell
6 58 (10.68%) HP
7 50 (9.21%) Veeam
8 47 (8.66%) Red Hat
9 37 (6.81%) EMC
10 36 (6.63%) 3PAR
10 36 (6.63%) NetApp
11 32 (5.89%) Sophos
12 30 (5.52%) SolarWinds
13 22 (4.05%) Brocade
14 20 (3.68%) McAfee
14 20 (3.68%) Nimble Storage
15 18 (3.31%) IBM
15 18 (3.31%) Veritas
15 18 (3.31%) Zerto
16 17 (3.13%) Meraki