Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 346 436 443
Rank change year-on-year +90 +7 -35
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 367 871 1,050
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.67% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 4.43% 3.82% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 318 762 836
Median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £70,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +11.11%

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 8,286 22,778 22,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 17.58% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,028 18,769 18,844
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +119 161 £70,000 +33.33% 12
South East +154 92 £46,250 +2.78% 22
South West +108 34 £65,000 +44.44% 7
North of England +93 33 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Midlands +102 32 £42,500 -10.53% 8
West Midlands +80 30 £42,500 -10.53% 7
North East +40 15 £37,500 +9.09%
East of England +91 14 £47,000 -1.05% 8
North West +63 11 £55,000 +27.91% 6
Yorkshire +104 7 £45,500 +21.33% 3
East Midlands +81 2 £45,000 - 1
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 329 (89.65%) VMware
2 243 (66.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (57.77%) Windows
4 200 (54.50%) Microsoft
5 156 (42.51%) Active Directory
6 153 (41.69%) Azure
7 150 (40.87%) Windows Server
8 146 (39.78%) PowerShell
9 118 (32.15%) Linux
10 111 (30.25%) DNS
11 107 (29.16%) DHCP
12 92 (25.07%) Office 365
13 84 (22.89%) Cisco
14 79 (21.53%) Firewall
15 77 (20.98%) VMware ESXi
15 77 (20.98%) Data Centre
16 76 (20.71%) Migration
17 75 (20.44%) TCP/IP
17 75 (20.44%) SAN
18 74 (20.16%) Citrix
19 73 (19.89%) ITIL
20 72 (19.62%) Windows Server 2012
21 71 (19.35%) AWS
21 71 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 67 (18.26%) DevOps
23 64 (17.44%) Security Cleared
24 61 (16.62%) MS Exchange
25 59 (16.08%) Windows Server 2016
26 58 (15.80%) Terraform
27 56 (15.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 61 (16.62%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.72%) Tomcat
4 20 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (3.00%) IIS
6 11 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.18%) Confluence
7 8 (2.18%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.82%) CMS
8 3 (0.82%) JBoss
8 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.82%) WildFly
9 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 153 (41.69%) Azure
2 92 (25.07%) Office 365
3 71 (19.35%) AWS
4 29 (7.90%) IaaS
5 27 (7.36%) PaaS
6 26 (7.08%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (5.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.63%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.63%) GCP
9 4 (1.09%) SaaS
9 4 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.54%) GitHub
10 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.54%) Route 53
10 2 (0.54%) Serverless
11 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 111 (30.25%) DNS
2 107 (29.16%) DHCP
3 79 (21.53%) Firewall
4 75 (20.44%) SAN
4 75 (20.44%) TCP/IP
5 43 (11.72%) WAN
6 37 (10.08%) LAN
7 32 (8.72%) VSAN
8 30 (8.17%) NetScaler
9 25 (6.81%) Fibre Channel
10 24 (6.54%) FTP
11 17 (4.63%) iSCSI
11 17 (4.63%) VoIP
12 14 (3.81%) VLAN
12 14 (3.81%) VPN
13 13 (3.54%) Internet
13 13 (3.54%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (3.54%) Skype
13 13 (3.54%) Wireless
14 12 (3.27%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.81%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.72%) MySQL
4 9 (2.45%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.09%) Redis
8 3 (0.82%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.82%) InfluxDB
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.82%) SQLite
9 2 (0.54%) Big Data
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.27%) Power BI
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 54 (14.71%) Jenkins
2 46 (12.53%) Git (software)
3 33 (8.99%) TeamCity
4 21 (5.72%) DbUnit
4 21 (5.72%) jMock
4 21 (5.72%) JUnit
4 21 (5.72%) Maven
4 21 (5.72%) Mockito
4 21 (5.72%) SonarQube
5 15 (4.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (3.27%) JIRA
7 9 (2.45%) Bitbucket
7 9 (2.45%) Subversion
8 5 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.36%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.09%) GitLab
10 3 (0.82%) git-flow
10 3 (0.82%) PyCharm
10 3 (0.82%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.82%) WebStorm
General
1 39 (10.63%) Finance
2 26 (7.08%) Banking
3 9 (2.45%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.91%) Digital Economy
5 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.09%) Legal
7 3 (0.82%) Electronics
7 3 (0.82%) Local Government
7 3 (0.82%) Marketing
7 3 (0.82%) Police
7 3 (0.82%) Retail
8 2 (0.54%) Advertising
8 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 2 (0.54%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 58 (15.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (13.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (10.08%) Support Engineer
4 36 (9.81%) Consultant
5 32 (8.72%) VMware Engineer
6 31 (8.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 30 (8.17%) Senior DevOps
7 30 (8.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 27 (7.36%) Windows Engineer
9 24 (6.54%) Azure Engineer
9 24 (6.54%) Developer
9 24 (6.54%) Java Developer
10 21 (5.72%) VMware Consultant
11 20 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
12 19 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (5.18%) Architect
13 18 (4.90%) Analyst
13 18 (4.90%) IT Engineer
14 17 (4.63%) Administrator
15 15 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.63%) REST
2 26 (7.08%) LDAP
2 26 (7.08%) Web Services
3 24 (6.54%) J2EE
3 24 (6.54%) Spring
4 22 (5.99%) RESTful
4 22 (5.99%) XML
5 21 (5.72%) Apache Camel
5 21 (5.72%) PowerMock
5 21 (5.72%) SOAP
6 17 (4.63%) HTML
7 15 (4.09%) .NET
8 13 (3.54%) Hibernate
9 10 (2.72%) CSS
10 7 (1.91%) Ajax
10 7 (1.91%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.91%) jQuery
10 7 (1.91%) LAMP
10 7 (1.91%) YAML
11 6 (1.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 77 (20.98%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.27%) Clustering
3 19 (5.18%) Replication
4 18 (4.90%) Public Cloud
5 13 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.00%) Hedge funds
6 11 (3.00%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.72%) EMC VNX
8 8 (2.18%) EMC VMAX
9 7 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.63%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.63%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.63%) HP Storage
10 6 (1.63%) IBM XIV
10 6 (1.63%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.36%) PKI
12 4 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
13 3 (0.82%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 212 (57.77%) Windows
2 150 (40.87%) Windows Server
3 118 (32.15%) Linux
4 72 (19.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (16.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 46 (12.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (9.26%) Windows 10
8 26 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (5.99%) CentOS
10 18 (4.90%) Windows Server 2019
11 14 (3.81%) Unix
12 11 (3.00%) Windows 7
13 9 (2.45%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (2.18%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.63%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (1.63%) Solaris
16 4 (1.09%) SUSE
17 3 (0.82%) Android
17 3 (0.82%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.71%) Migration
2 73 (19.89%) ITIL
3 71 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 67 (18.26%) DevOps
5 47 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 29 (7.90%) Scrum
8 27 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (6.54%) Line Management
10 23 (6.27%) E-Commerce
11 21 (5.72%) BDD
11 21 (5.72%) Deployment Automation
11 21 (5.72%) Kanban
11 21 (5.72%) Server Management
11 21 (5.72%) TDD
12 19 (5.18%) Release Management
13 18 (4.90%) Infrastructure as Code
14 17 (4.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 14 (3.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (39.78%) PowerShell
2 51 (13.90%) SQL
3 33 (8.99%) Java
4 25 (6.81%) Bash Shell
5 24 (6.54%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.81%) Python
7 10 (2.72%) PHP
8 9 (2.45%) Perl
8 9 (2.45%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.91%) C#
10 6 (1.63%) VBScript
11 4 (1.09%) C
11 4 (1.09%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.82%) C++
13 2 (0.54%) Groovy
13 2 (0.54%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 64 (17.44%) Security Cleared
2 56 (15.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 49 (13.35%) SC Cleared
4 47 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (9.81%) MCSE
6 28 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (7.08%) CCNA
8 23 (6.27%) MCSA
9 18 (4.90%) DV Cleared
10 14 (3.81%) Degree
11 13 (3.54%) VCAP
12 12 (3.27%) MCITP
13 11 (3.00%) VCDX
14 6 (1.63%) MCP
15 4 (1.09%) CCNP
16 3 (0.82%) HNC
16 3 (0.82%) MCTS
16 3 (0.82%) RHCSA
17 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 2 (0.54%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.54%) SLA
2 10 (2.72%) GDPR
3 7 (1.91%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 243 (66.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (42.51%) Active Directory
3 77 (20.98%) VMware ESXi
4 50 (13.62%) Hyper-V
5 43 (11.72%) XenApp
6 40 (10.90%) Docker
7 37 (10.08%) VMware NSX
8 22 (5.99%) vCloud
9 21 (5.72%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (5.45%) XenDesktop
11 11 (3.00%) NFS
12 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (2.45%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (1.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 7 (1.91%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.54%) ProxySG
17 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
17 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 58 (15.80%) Terraform
2 48 (13.08%) SCCM
3 44 (11.99%) vCenter Server
4 43 (11.72%) vRealize
5 42 (11.44%) Kubernetes
6 33 (8.99%) Ansible
7 27 (7.36%) SCOM
8 24 (6.54%) PowerCLI
9 15 (4.09%) Puppet
10 13 (3.54%) Backup Exec
11 12 (3.27%) WSUS
12 11 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (3.00%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 9 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (2.18%) Microsoft Clustering
15 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
15 6 (1.63%) SCOrch
16 4 (1.09%) Nagios
16 4 (1.09%) NetBackup
16 4 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 329 (89.65%) VMware
2 200 (54.50%) Microsoft
3 84 (22.89%) Cisco
4 74 (20.16%) Citrix
5 49 (13.35%) EMC
6 47 (12.81%) Red Hat
7 44 (11.99%) Dell
8 43 (11.72%) HP
9 39 (10.63%) Veeam
10 31 (8.45%) NetApp
11 28 (7.63%) SolarWinds
12 20 (5.45%) Fortinet
12 20 (5.45%) IBM
13 19 (5.18%) Oracle
14 17 (4.63%) Juniper
15 15 (4.09%) Meraki
16 14 (3.81%) Google
17 13 (3.54%) McAfee
18 12 (3.27%) CommVault
18 12 (3.27%) NetIQ