Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 438 428 437
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 +9
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 438 679 957
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.65% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 3.13% 3.77% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 358 558 785
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £38,188 £37,500 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 14,000 18,032 22,632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.96% 17.21% 16.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11,512 14,958 18,564
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £35,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £83,750
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 11 April 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 11 April 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 +17 117 £60,000 - 30
South East +73 93 £45,000 -5.76% 20
North of England +22 73 £45,000 +2.86% 9
Midlands +23 60 £42,750 +22.14% 10
North West +42 58 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East of England 0 48 £47,500 +11.76% 12
South West -31 44 £47,500 +18.75% 6
West Midlands +30 39 £36,000 +2.86% 4
East Midlands +12 21 £45,000 +16.48% 6
North East +17 13 £32,500 -20.25% 2
Yorkshire -6 2 £43,750 +7.45% 2
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 418 (95.43%) VMware
2 275 (62.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 253 (57.76%) Windows
4 233 (53.20%) Microsoft
5 210 (47.95%) Azure
6 198 (45.21%) Active Directory
7 178 (40.64%) Windows Server
8 157 (35.84%) Microsoft 365
9 144 (32.88%) Firewall
10 143 (32.65%) DNS
11 136 (31.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 121 (27.63%) Cisco
13 119 (27.17%) PowerShell
14 118 (26.94%) Linux
15 113 (25.80%) SAN
16 112 (25.57%) DHCP
17 111 (25.34%) Citrix
18 103 (23.52%) TCP/IP
19 95 (21.69%) AWS
19 95 (21.69%) Veeam
20 94 (21.46%) ITIL
21 92 (21.00%) VMware ESXi
22 84 (19.18%) Windows Server 2012
23 81 (18.49%) Hyper-V
23 81 (18.49%) Dell
24 77 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
25 70 (15.98%) HP
25 70 (15.98%) Security Cleared
26 62 (14.16%) VMware NSX
26 62 (14.16%) EMC

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 (13.93%) MS Exchange
2 44 (10.05%) SharePoint
3 34 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.97%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.05%) IIS
6 9 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.68%) Confluence
8 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.46%) Apache
9 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.46%) nginx
10 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 32 (7.31%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 210 (47.95%) Azure
2 157 (35.84%) Microsoft 365
3 95 (21.69%) AWS
4 33 (7.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (6.85%) SaaS
6 24 (5.48%) PaaS
7 22 (5.02%) IaaS
8 18 (4.11%) OneDrive
9 16 (3.65%) GitHub
10 14 (3.20%) Logic Apps
11 12 (2.74%) Power Platform
12 8 (1.83%) GCP
13 7 (1.60%) PowerApps
14 6 (1.37%) Google Play
15 5 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (1.14%) Azure Functions
15 5 (1.14%) OpenShift
15 5 (1.14%) Serverless
16 4 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.91%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 144 (32.88%) Firewall
2 143 (32.65%) DNS
3 113 (25.80%) SAN
4 112 (25.57%) DHCP
5 103 (23.52%) TCP/IP
6 61 (13.93%) VSAN
7 54 (12.33%) WAN
8 52 (11.87%) VLAN
9 48 (10.96%) LAN
10 35 (7.99%) Remote Desktop
11 29 (6.62%) VPN
12 26 (5.94%) VoIP
13 24 (5.48%) NetScaler
14 23 (5.25%) Network Security
15 21 (4.79%) Skype
16 15 (3.42%) Wireless
17 13 (2.97%) Cisco IOS
17 13 (2.97%) Internet
17 13 (2.97%) SSL
18 12 (2.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (3.20%) MariaDB
4 11 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.37%) MySQL
8 5 (1.14%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (1.14%) Power BI
8 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2019
12 1 (0.23%) Big Data
12 1 (0.23%) Redis
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (5.48%) Git (software)
2 21 (4.79%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.65%) GitLab
4 5 (1.14%) DbUnit
4 5 (1.14%) JIRA
4 5 (1.14%) jMock
4 5 (1.14%) JUnit
4 5 (1.14%) Maven
4 5 (1.14%) Mockito
4 5 (1.14%) SonarQube
4 5 (1.14%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.91%) MSI
6 3 (0.68%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.46%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.46%) Selenium
7 2 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
General
1 62 (14.16%) Finance
2 23 (5.25%) Public Sector
3 16 (3.65%) Aerospace
4 8 (1.83%) Military
5 6 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.37%) Local Government
5 6 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (0.91%) Marketing
7 4 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.68%) Banking
8 3 (0.68%) Legal
8 3 (0.68%) Retail
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
9 1 (0.23%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 103 (23.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 66 (15.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 54 (12.33%) IT Engineer
4 49 (11.19%) Support Engineer
5 46 (10.50%) Consultant
6 36 (8.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 34 (7.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (7.53%) VMware Engineer
9 29 (6.62%) IT Support
10 27 (6.16%) Architect
11 25 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
12 24 (5.48%) VMware Consultant
13 22 (5.02%) Analyst
13 22 (5.02%) Systems Engineer
14 21 (4.79%) Cloud Engineer
14 21 (4.79%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 19 (4.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 18 (4.11%) Server Engineer
17 18 (4.11%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.88%) Web Services
2 8 (1.83%) REST
3 5 (1.14%) Apache Camel
3 5 (1.14%) J2EE
3 5 (1.14%) PowerMock
3 5 (1.14%) RESTful
3 5 (1.14%) SAML
3 5 (1.14%) SOAP
3 5 (1.14%) Spring
3 5 (1.14%) XML
4 3 (0.68%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.46%) .NET
5 2 (0.46%) Flash
5 2 (0.46%) JSON
5 2 (0.46%) ModSecurity
5 2 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.46%) WSH
6 1 (0.23%) CGI
6 1 (0.23%) HTML
6 1 (0.23%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.19%) Data Centre
2 40 (9.13%) Replication
3 34 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (6.62%) Clustering
5 17 (3.88%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.74%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (2.74%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.74%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.05%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.60%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.37%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.37%) PKI
9 6 (1.37%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.14%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.14%) FMCG
10 5 (1.14%) iPad
10 5 (1.14%) iPhone
10 5 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 253 (57.76%) Windows
2 178 (40.64%) Windows Server
3 118 (26.94%) Linux
4 84 (19.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (12.79%) Windows 10
6 52 (11.87%) Windows Server 2016
7 38 (8.68%) CentOS
7 38 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (6.62%) Windows Server 2019
9 19 (4.34%) Android
10 15 (3.42%) Windows 7
11 14 (3.20%) Ubuntu
12 11 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.60%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.60%) SUSE
14 6 (1.37%) VMS
15 5 (1.14%) Unix
16 4 (0.91%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.68%) Debian
17 3 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (31.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 94 (21.46%) ITIL
3 60 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 58 (13.24%) DevOps
5 55 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (11.19%) Migration
7 40 (9.13%) Service Management
8 35 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (7.99%) Presales
9 23 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (5.25%) ITIL V3
10 22 (5.02%) IT Strategy
10 22 (5.02%) Project Management
11 21 (4.79%) Patch Management
12 20 (4.57%) Configuration Management
12 20 (4.57%) Virtual Environments
13 19 (4.34%) Asset Management
14 18 (4.11%) Technical Leadership
15 17 (3.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 119 (27.17%) PowerShell
2 52 (11.87%) SQL
3 27 (6.16%) Python
4 22 (5.02%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.51%) VB
6 9 (2.05%) VBScript
7 8 (1.83%) Java
8 7 (1.60%) C
8 7 (1.60%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.37%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.68%) C#
10 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.46%) C++
11 2 (0.46%) Go
11 2 (0.46%) Perl
11 2 (0.46%) Ruby
12 1 (0.23%) Java 8
12 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 77 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (15.98%) Security Cleared
3 60 (13.70%) SC Cleared
4 59 (13.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 48 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (10.73%) CCNA
7 46 (10.50%) MCSE
8 41 (9.36%) MCSA
9 30 (6.85%) Degree
10 21 (4.79%) MCITP
11 18 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (3.42%) MCP
13 13 (2.97%) CCNP
13 13 (2.97%) DV Cleared
14 12 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (1.14%) AWS Certification
16 4 (0.91%) CCA
16 4 (0.91%) CompTIA Security+
16 4 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.68%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.28%) SLA
2 8 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.91%) GDPR
4 3 (0.68%) NIST
5 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 275 (62.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 198 (45.21%) Active Directory
3 92 (21.00%) VMware ESXi
4 81 (18.49%) Hyper-V
5 62 (14.16%) VMware NSX
6 60 (13.70%) XenApp
7 56 (12.79%) XenDesktop
8 30 (6.85%) vCloud
9 23 (5.25%) Docker
9 23 (5.25%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (3.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (2.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 9 (2.05%) DFS Replication
15 6 (1.37%) StorNext
15 6 (1.37%) Xsan
16 5 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
17 3 (0.68%) Terminal Services
18 2 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (13.24%) vCenter Server
2 51 (11.64%) SCCM
3 50 (11.42%) vRealize
4 43 (9.82%) Ansible
5 39 (8.90%) Terraform
6 31 (7.08%) Microsoft Intune
7 25 (5.71%) Kubernetes
7 25 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
8 21 (4.79%) SCOM
9 11 (2.51%) Backup Exec
10 10 (2.28%) Nagios
11 7 (1.60%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.60%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.37%) FortiGate
12 6 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.37%) PaperCut
12 6 (1.37%) WSUS
13 5 (1.14%) Puppet
13 5 (1.14%) ServiceCenter
14 4 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 418 (95.43%) VMware
2 233 (53.20%) Microsoft
3 121 (27.63%) Cisco
4 111 (25.34%) Citrix
5 95 (21.69%) Veeam
6 81 (18.49%) Dell
7 70 (15.98%) HP
8 62 (14.16%) EMC
9 53 (12.10%) NetApp
10 31 (7.08%) SonicWALL
11 26 (5.94%) IBM
12 24 (5.48%) Red Hat
13 22 (5.02%) Avaya
13 22 (5.02%) Fortinet
14 21 (4.79%) Juniper
15 18 (4.11%) Brocade
15 18 (4.11%) Meraki
16 16 (3.65%) 3PAR
17 15 (3.42%) Atlassian
17 15 (3.42%) Sophos