Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 425 446 428
Rank change year-on-year +21 -18 -55
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 748 913 1,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.65% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 3.84% 4.09% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 621 740 960
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +1.12%

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 19,461 22,322 22,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.14% 15.90% 13.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16,001 18,298 18,467
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +16 281 £57,500 +15.00% 37
South East -26 119 £48,000 +6.67% 32
North of England +62 108 £44,609 +14.38% 39
East of England +62 91 £42,500 -15.00% 17
South West +55 85 £41,250 -8.33% 7
Midlands +28 78 £42,500 +11.11% 13
North West +31 62 £42,500 +8.97% 28
West Midlands +25 49 £60,000 +57.89% 8
Yorkshire +48 38 £47,500 +28.38% 11
East Midlands +27 29 £40,000 +3.90% 5
North East +22 8 £30,000 -45.45%
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 715 (95.59%) VMware
2 562 (75.13%) Windows
3 479 (64.04%) Active Directory
4 468 (62.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 435 (58.16%) Microsoft
6 381 (50.94%) Office 365
7 372 (49.73%) Windows Server
8 277 (37.03%) Azure
9 247 (33.02%) Cisco
10 242 (32.35%) Firewall
11 240 (32.09%) DNS
12 227 (30.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 218 (29.14%) Linux
14 215 (28.74%) DHCP
14 215 (28.74%) PowerShell
15 191 (25.53%) Citrix
16 186 (24.87%) Windows Server 2012
17 168 (22.46%) ITIL
18 167 (22.33%) VMware ESXi
19 158 (21.12%) Hyper-V
20 157 (20.99%) TCP/IP
21 153 (20.45%) Windows 10
22 147 (19.65%) SQL Server
23 143 (19.12%) SCCM
24 140 (18.72%) MS Exchange
25 139 (18.58%) Microsoft Office
26 135 (18.05%) Finance
27 134 (17.91%) Microsoft Certification
28 133 (17.78%) AWS
29 128 (17.11%) XenApp

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
1 140 (18.72%) MS Exchange
2 93 (12.43%) SharePoint
3 73 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (6.28%) IIS
5 34 (4.55%) Skype for Business
6 33 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (3.74%) WebSphere
8 19 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (2.14%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.74%) Apache
10 13 (1.74%) Confluence
11 10 (1.34%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.34%) Red Hat Fuse
12 9 (1.20%) SAS
13 7 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.53%) Drupal
15 4 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 139 (18.58%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 381 (50.94%) Office 365
2 277 (37.03%) Azure
3 133 (17.78%) AWS
4 41 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (4.41%) IaaS
6 24 (3.21%) OneDrive
7 19 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (2.54%) SaaS
8 12 (1.60%) GitHub
9 10 (1.34%) GCP
10 8 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.07%) PaaS
11 6 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 242 (32.35%) Firewall
2 240 (32.09%) DNS
3 215 (28.74%) DHCP
4 157 (20.99%) TCP/IP
5 115 (15.37%) SAN
6 112 (14.97%) LAN
7 102 (13.64%) VLAN
8 87 (11.63%) WAN
9 86 (11.50%) VPN
10 53 (7.09%) VSAN
11 51 (6.82%) VoIP
12 50 (6.68%) NetScaler
13 43 (5.75%) iSCSI
14 38 (5.08%) Wireless
15 34 (4.55%) MPLS
16 33 (4.41%) Internet
17 32 (4.28%) Fibre Channel
18 31 (4.14%) Cisco Nexus
18 31 (4.14%) Skype
19 30 (4.01%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (19.65%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 29 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (3.21%) MySQL
5 18 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (1.47%) DB2
9 9 (1.20%) MariaDB
10 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.53%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.40%) Big Data
13 3 (0.40%) FileMaker
13 3 (0.40%) Ingres
13 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 58 (7.75%) Jenkins
2 37 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.07%) JIRA
4 19 (2.54%) GitLab
5 18 (2.41%) MSI
6 13 (1.74%) Bitbucket
6 13 (1.74%) DbUnit
6 13 (1.74%) jMock
6 13 (1.74%) JUnit
6 13 (1.74%) Maven
6 13 (1.74%) Mockito
6 13 (1.74%) SonarQube
7 8 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (0.94%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.80%) Artifactory
9 6 (0.80%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.80%) Selenium
10 5 (0.67%) Subversion
11 4 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 135 (18.05%) Finance
2 45 (6.02%) Banking
3 42 (5.61%) Retail
4 19 (2.54%) Public Sector
5 17 (2.27%) Law
6 16 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.74%) Electronics
7 13 (1.74%) Legal
7 13 (1.74%) Marketing
8 10 (1.34%) Back Office
9 9 (1.20%) Online Betting
10 8 (1.07%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.94%) Military
12 6 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.40%) Advertising
15 1 (0.13%) Games
15 1 (0.13%) Local Government
15 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 184 (24.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 88 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 79 (10.56%) Analyst
4 61 (8.16%) Administrator
5 56 (7.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 56 (7.49%) Support Engineer
6 55 (7.35%) Systems Engineer
7 54 (7.22%) Systems Administrator
8 51 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 45 (6.02%) IT Engineer
10 43 (5.75%) VMware Engineer
11 40 (5.35%) IT Support
12 38 (5.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 38 (5.08%) Server Engineer
13 37 (4.95%) Architect
14 31 (4.14%) Consultant
15 30 (4.01%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 30 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 26 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
17 22 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.21%) Web Services
2 25 (3.34%) WSH
3 17 (2.27%) LDAP
4 15 (2.01%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (1.87%) LAMP
5 14 (1.87%) REST
6 13 (1.74%) Apache Camel
6 13 (1.74%) J2EE
6 13 (1.74%) PowerMock
6 13 (1.74%) SOAP
6 13 (1.74%) Spring
6 13 (1.74%) XML
7 12 (1.60%) RESTful
8 11 (1.47%) Node.js
8 11 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
9 9 (1.20%) Middleware
10 6 (0.80%) SAML
11 4 (0.53%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.53%) React
11 4 (0.53%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 122 (16.31%) Data Centre
2 89 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (5.21%) Replication
5 33 (4.41%) Management Information System
6 31 (4.14%) Clustering
7 27 (3.61%) Enterprise Storage
8 26 (3.48%) Public Cloud
9 18 (2.41%) Hedge funds
9 18 (2.41%) Private Cloud
10 17 (2.27%) EMC VNX
11 14 (1.87%) PKI
12 12 (1.60%) CMDB
12 12 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (1.60%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.47%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.47%) User Experience
14 10 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (1.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 6 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 562 (75.13%) Windows
2 372 (49.73%) Windows Server
3 218 (29.14%) Linux
4 186 (24.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 153 (20.45%) Windows 10
6 127 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (8.02%) Windows 7
8 49 (6.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (3.61%) CentOS
10 27 (3.61%) Windows 8
11 25 (3.34%) Unix
12 12 (1.60%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.94%) Debian
14 7 (0.94%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.80%) VMS
16 4 (0.53%) Solaris
17 3 (0.40%) Android
17 3 (0.40%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (30.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 168 (22.46%) ITIL
3 126 (16.84%) Problem-Solving
4 78 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (10.29%) Migration
6 72 (9.63%) Mentoring
7 64 (8.56%) DevOps
8 61 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 55 (7.35%) Project Delivery
10 48 (6.42%) Change Management
10 48 (6.42%) Server Management
11 37 (4.95%) Load Balancing
12 36 (4.81%) Configuration Management
12 36 (4.81%) Project Management
12 36 (4.81%) Service Delivery
12 36 (4.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 34 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
14 30 (4.01%) Business Continuity
14 30 (4.01%) Patch Management
15 28 (3.74%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (28.74%) PowerShell
2 106 (14.17%) SQL
3 47 (6.28%) Bash Shell
4 43 (5.75%) Python
5 30 (4.01%) VBScript
6 28 (3.74%) C
7 26 (3.48%) Java
8 15 (2.01%) JavaScript
9 13 (1.74%) Perl
10 11 (1.47%) C#
11 10 (1.34%) R
12 9 (1.20%) Go
12 9 (1.20%) Ruby
13 6 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.67%) C++
15 4 (0.53%) Groovy
15 4 (0.53%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.40%) PHP
16 3 (0.40%) VB
17 2 (0.27%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 134 (17.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (12.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 84 (11.23%) MCSE
4 69 (9.22%) MCSA
5 57 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (7.49%) CCNA
7 42 (5.61%) Degree
8 33 (4.41%) Security Cleared
9 28 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (2.94%) SC Cleared
11 21 (2.81%) MCITP
12 17 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (2.14%) CCNP
14 13 (1.74%) MCP
15 12 (1.60%) DV Cleared
16 9 (1.20%) VCP6
17 6 (0.80%) AWS Certification
18 5 (0.67%) CCA
18 5 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
18 5 (0.67%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.02%) SLA
2 20 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 8 (1.07%) QA
4 6 (0.80%) Actionable Recommendations
4 6 (0.80%) GDPR
4 6 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.80%) PMO
5 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.27%) NCSC
6 2 (0.27%) NIST
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 479 (64.04%) Active Directory
2 468 (62.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (22.33%) VMware ESXi
4 158 (21.12%) Hyper-V
5 128 (17.11%) XenApp
6 71 (9.49%) XenDesktop
7 54 (7.22%) VMware NSX
8 48 (6.42%) Docker
9 34 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (3.48%) NFS
11 23 (3.07%) vCloud
12 18 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (1.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 9 (1.20%) Samba
14 9 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (1.07%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 8 (1.07%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.94%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.94%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 143 (19.12%) SCCM
2 91 (12.17%) vCenter Server
3 58 (7.75%) SCOM
3 58 (7.75%) WSUS
4 56 (7.49%) vRealize
5 50 (6.68%) Ansible
6 41 (5.48%) Puppet
7 37 (4.95%) Kubernetes
8 35 (4.68%) Terraform
9 34 (4.55%) Backup Exec
10 27 (3.61%) Microsoft Intune
11 25 (3.34%) PowerCLI
12 20 (2.67%) XenMobile
13 19 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
14 17 (2.27%) Nagios
15 10 (1.34%) HAProxy
15 10 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
16 9 (1.20%) Cacti
16 9 (1.20%) Galera Cluster
17 7 (0.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 715 (95.59%) VMware
2 435 (58.16%) Microsoft
3 247 (33.02%) Cisco
4 191 (25.53%) Citrix
5 126 (16.84%) HP
6 93 (12.43%) NetApp
7 87 (11.63%) Dell
8 79 (10.56%) EMC
9 77 (10.29%) Veeam
10 43 (5.75%) Red Hat
11 41 (5.48%) IBM
12 34 (4.55%) SonicWALL
13 32 (4.28%) McAfee
14 24 (3.21%) EqualLogic
14 24 (3.21%) Juniper
14 24 (3.21%) Palo Alto
15 23 (3.07%) Mitel
16 21 (2.81%) CommVault
16 21 (2.81%) Oracle
17 20 (2.67%) CheckPoint