Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 420 444 385
Rank change year-on-year +24 -59 -60
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 971 1,113 1,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.67% 0.82%
As % of the System Software category 4.29% 4.89% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 792 891 1,151
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22,638 22,780 19,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.45% 13.71% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18,388 18,634 16,748
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,713
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% +5.05%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in England

vSphere
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere in England.

Salary trend for vSphere in England

vSphere
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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 +40 353 £47,500 -13.64% 8
South East +31 226 £45,000 -10.00% 6
North of England -24 103 £39,500 -1.25% 4
East of England +68 99 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Midlands +13 97 £38,500 +2.67% 1
South West +26 86 £45,000 - 4
North West +54 67 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands -1 62 £40,000 +6.67% 1
East Midlands +31 35 £38,500 -3.75%
Yorkshire -62 33 £34,000 -15.00% 1
North East +27 3 £43,750 +38.89% 1
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 881 (90.73%) VMware
2 683 (70.34%) Windows
3 600 (61.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 563 (57.98%) Active Directory
5 531 (54.69%) Microsoft
6 483 (49.74%) Windows Server
7 392 (40.37%) Office 365
8 366 (37.69%) Cisco
9 337 (34.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 298 (30.69%) Linux
11 290 (29.87%) PowerShell
12 277 (28.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 272 (28.01%) ITIL
14 269 (27.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 262 (26.98%) Firewall
16 241 (24.82%) Hyper-V
17 230 (23.69%) MS Exchange
18 226 (23.27%) Citrix
18 226 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
19 220 (22.66%) DNS
20 206 (21.22%) TCP/IP
21 203 (20.91%) SAN
22 198 (20.39%) VMware ESXi
23 184 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
24 178 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
25 177 (18.23%) DHCP
26 167 (17.20%) SQL Server
27 159 (16.37%) MCSE
28 154 (15.86%) HP
29 148 (15.24%) Ansible

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
1 230 (23.69%) MS Exchange
2 92 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (9.27%) SharePoint
4 71 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 62 (6.39%) Skype for Business
6 52 (5.36%) IIS
7 17 (1.75%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.65%) Apache
9 15 (1.54%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (1.24%) IBM Domino
12 8 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.62%) Confluence
14 6 (0.62%) nginx
15 5 (0.51%) CloudStack
15 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.41%) SAS
16 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 93 (9.58%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 392 (40.37%) Office 365
2 337 (34.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 178 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (4.33%) IaaS
5 41 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 39 (4.02%) SaaS
7 36 (3.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 29 (2.99%) PaaS
9 28 (2.88%) Mimecast
10 16 (1.65%) OpenShift
11 14 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.41%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.21%) Azure Functions
15 2 (0.21%) GitHub
15 2 (0.21%) Serverless
16 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.10%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 262 (26.98%) Firewall
2 220 (22.66%) DNS
3 206 (21.22%) TCP/IP
4 203 (20.91%) SAN
5 177 (18.23%) DHCP
6 88 (9.06%) LAN
7 84 (8.65%) WAN
8 69 (7.11%) VPN
9 66 (6.80%) VLAN
10 53 (5.46%) iSCSI
11 52 (5.36%) VoIP
12 51 (5.25%) Fibre Channel
13 46 (4.74%) NAS
14 44 (4.53%) NetScaler
15 38 (3.91%) MPLS
16 32 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
17 29 (2.99%) Wireless
18 28 (2.88%) VSAN
19 27 (2.78%) Skype
20 25 (2.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (1.54%) MySQL
3 15 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (0.82%) MongoDB
5 8 (0.82%) Neo4j
5 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.72%) Big Data
7 6 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.41%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.41%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.21%) Power BI
11 2 (0.21%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 48 (4.94%) Jenkins
3 47 (4.84%) Vagrant
4 46 (4.74%) GitLab
5 35 (3.60%) JIRA
6 17 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (1.24%) DbUnit
7 12 (1.24%) jMock
7 12 (1.24%) JUnit
7 12 (1.24%) Maven
7 12 (1.24%) Mockito
7 12 (1.24%) SonarQube
8 9 (0.93%) Selenium
9 7 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.72%) MSI
10 6 (0.62%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.51%) CodeSonar
11 5 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 88 (9.06%) Finance
2 41 (4.22%) Retail
3 26 (2.68%) Banking
4 18 (1.85%) Advertising
5 17 (1.75%) Legal
6 16 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.44%) Marketing
8 13 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.24%) Back Office
10 10 (1.03%) Electronics
11 7 (0.72%) Billing
11 7 (0.72%) Front Office
11 7 (0.72%) Law
12 5 (0.51%) Games
13 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 251 (25.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 143 (14.73%) Support Engineer
3 120 (12.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 98 (10.09%) Analyst
4 98 (10.09%) VMware Engineer
5 89 (9.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 79 (8.14%) Systems Engineer
7 72 (7.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 62 (6.39%) Windows Engineer
9 59 (6.08%) Developer
10 52 (5.36%) Administrator
10 52 (5.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 51 (5.25%) IT Engineer
12 49 (5.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 49 (5.05%) Infrastructure Support
13 48 (4.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 47 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
15 45 (4.63%) Server Engineer
16 42 (4.33%) Office 365 Engineer
17 39 (4.02%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.81%) Web Services
2 19 (1.96%) .NET
3 17 (1.75%) CSS
3 17 (1.75%) HTML
3 17 (1.75%) Node.js
3 17 (1.75%) RESTful
3 17 (1.75%) SOAP
4 16 (1.65%) REST
5 15 (1.54%) AngularJS
5 15 (1.54%) ASP.NET
5 15 (1.54%) Middleware
5 15 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (1.24%) Apache Camel
6 12 (1.24%) J2EE
6 12 (1.24%) PowerMock
7 11 (1.13%) XML
8 10 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (0.93%) Spring
9 9 (0.93%) Vue.js
10 8 (0.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 66 (6.80%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 51 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (4.43%) Clustering
5 43 (4.43%) Replication
6 33 (3.40%) Algorithms
6 33 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 28 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
9 26 (2.68%) Hedge funds
10 21 (2.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 17 (1.75%) EMC VNX
12 16 (1.65%) Driving Licence
13 14 (1.44%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.44%) Wiki
14 9 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.82%) PKI
16 7 (0.72%) Blackberry
16 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 683 (70.34%) Windows
2 483 (49.74%) Windows Server
3 298 (30.69%) Linux
4 277 (28.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 226 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 106 (10.92%) Windows 10
7 74 (7.62%) Windows 7
8 47 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (4.74%) Android
10 41 (4.22%) Windows 8
11 34 (3.50%) Ubuntu
12 30 (3.09%) Unix
13 26 (2.68%) Apple iOS
14 17 (1.75%) CentOS
14 17 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (1.24%) Debian
16 10 (1.03%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.62%) Fedora
17 6 (0.62%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (28.01%) ITIL
2 269 (27.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 115 (11.84%) DevOps
4 111 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (10.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 99 (10.20%) Mentoring
7 92 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
8 62 (6.39%) TDD
9 56 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
10 54 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 53 (5.46%) Change Management
11 53 (5.46%) Service Management
12 50 (5.15%) CRM
13 48 (4.94%) Migration
14 43 (4.43%) Patch Management
15 41 (4.22%) Continuous Delivery
16 39 (4.02%) Android Development
17 38 (3.91%) Mobile Device Management
17 38 (3.91%) Multithreading
18 36 (3.71%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 290 (29.87%) PowerShell
2 147 (15.14%) Python
3 146 (15.04%) SQL
4 88 (9.06%) Bash Shell
5 74 (7.62%) JavaScript
6 60 (6.18%) Java
7 55 (5.66%) C
8 49 (5.05%) C++
9 42 (4.33%) Perl
10 36 (3.71%) Kotlin
11 23 (2.37%) Ruby
12 22 (2.27%) C#
12 22 (2.27%) VBScript
13 13 (1.34%) Go
14 9 (0.93%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.72%) PHP
15 7 (0.72%) VB
16 6 (0.62%) Java 8
17 5 (0.51%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 184 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (16.37%) MCSE
3 140 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
4 139 (14.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 96 (9.89%) Security Cleared
6 84 (8.65%) CCNA
7 82 (8.44%) SC Cleared
8 56 (5.77%) CCNP
9 52 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
9 52 (5.36%) MCP
10 48 (4.94%) MCSA
11 43 (4.43%) Degree
12 41 (4.22%) DV Cleared
13 35 (3.60%) VCP6
14 34 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
15 31 (3.19%) RHCE
16 30 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
17 19 (1.96%) CCA
18 18 (1.85%) MCITP
19 14 (1.44%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.65%) SLA
2 21 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.44%) QA
5 12 (1.24%) GDPR
6 5 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.41%) PMO
8 2 (0.21%) COBIT
8 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 600 (61.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 563 (57.98%) Active Directory
3 241 (24.82%) Hyper-V
4 198 (20.39%) VMware ESXi
5 103 (10.61%) XenApp
6 102 (10.50%) Docker
7 96 (9.89%) XenDesktop
8 69 (7.11%) VMware NSX
9 68 (7.00%) vCloud
10 50 (5.15%) XenServer
11 44 (4.53%) VirtualBox
12 39 (4.02%) Virtual Servers
13 31 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
14 24 (2.47%) NFS
15 22 (2.27%) Terminal Services
16 21 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (1.34%) KVM
18 12 (1.24%) BitLocker
19 7 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
19 7 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 148 (15.24%) Ansible
2 147 (15.14%) SCCM
3 76 (7.83%) vCenter Server
4 67 (6.90%) Puppet
5 56 (5.77%) Backup Exec
6 52 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
7 51 (5.25%) Kubernetes
7 51 (5.25%) SCOM
8 46 (4.74%) WSUS
9 39 (4.02%) NetBackup
10 36 (3.71%) Salt
10 36 (3.71%) vRealize
11 32 (3.30%) Nagios
12 27 (2.78%) Terraform
13 24 (2.47%) XenMobile
14 22 (2.27%) SCOrch
15 20 (2.06%) PowerCLI
16 18 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
17 15 (1.54%) ZABBIX
18 14 (1.44%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 881 (90.73%) VMware
2 531 (54.69%) Microsoft
3 366 (37.69%) Cisco
4 226 (23.27%) Citrix
5 154 (15.86%) HP
6 141 (14.52%) Dell
7 110 (11.33%) NetApp
8 93 (9.58%) Veeam
9 92 (9.47%) EMC
10 51 (5.25%) Veritas
11 46 (4.74%) IBM
12 38 (3.91%) Samsung
13 34 (3.50%) Google
13 34 (3.50%) Kaseya
13 34 (3.50%) Meraki
14 33 (3.40%) Red Hat
15 32 (3.30%) 3PAR
15 32 (3.30%) Symantec
16 27 (2.78%) Sophos
17 25 (2.57%) Brocade