Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 436 464 424
Rank change year-on-year +28 -40 -82
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 843 971 1,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 3.88% 4.17% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 715 772 1,062
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,050 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,000 £68,750
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 21,701 23,268 21,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.37% 15.35% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17,977 19,047 18,424
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +52 326 £52,500 -4.55% 44
South East -15 154 £45,000 -5.26% 36
North of England +56 139 £42,500 -1.16% 35
South West +61 81 £42,500 -5.56% 13
Midlands +28 80 £42,025 +10.59% 18
North West +35 74 £43,000 - 17
Yorkshire +35 58 £39,500 -12.22% 16
East of England -17 53 £43,500 -13.00% 21
West Midlands +16 51 £40,853 +5.43% 9
East Midlands +14 29 £42,500 +11.84% 9
North East +24 7 £30,000 +20.00% 2
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 798 (94.66%) VMware
2 618 (73.31%) Windows
3 507 (60.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 506 (60.02%) Active Directory
5 456 (54.09%) Microsoft
6 393 (46.62%) Windows Server
7 375 (44.48%) Office 365
8 336 (39.86%) Azure
9 272 (32.27%) Cisco
10 257 (30.49%) Linux
11 256 (30.37%) DNS
12 249 (29.54%) Firewall
13 232 (27.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 217 (25.74%) DHCP
15 214 (25.39%) PowerShell
16 200 (23.72%) Hyper-V
17 198 (23.49%) AWS
18 193 (22.89%) ITIL
19 183 (21.71%) Citrix
20 176 (20.88%) SCCM
21 172 (20.40%) Windows Server 2012
22 149 (17.67%) Finance
23 139 (16.49%) VMware ESXi
24 135 (16.01%) TCP/IP
25 134 (15.90%) Windows 10
26 133 (15.78%) SQL Server
27 132 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
28 126 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
29 125 (14.83%) Data Centre
30 123 (14.59%) MS Exchange

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
1 123 (14.59%) MS Exchange
2 92 (10.91%) SharePoint
3 50 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (4.98%) IIS
5 39 (4.63%) Skype for Business
6 31 (3.68%) OpenStack
7 28 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 19 (2.25%) Confluence
9 19 (2.25%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.54%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.42%) SAS
12 11 (1.30%) Apache
13 9 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.83%) CloudStack
15 5 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
17 2 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 100 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 375 (44.48%) Office 365
2 336 (39.86%) Azure
3 198 (23.49%) AWS
4 55 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (5.58%) IaaS
6 29 (3.44%) GCP
7 26 (3.08%) OneDrive
8 25 (2.97%) SaaS
9 18 (2.14%) PaaS
10 17 (2.02%) GitHub
11 11 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.71%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.59%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 5 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.36%) Amazon ECS
16 2 (0.24%) Dropbox
17 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 256 (30.37%) DNS
2 249 (29.54%) Firewall
3 217 (25.74%) DHCP
4 135 (16.01%) TCP/IP
5 118 (14.00%) VPN
6 116 (13.76%) SAN
7 94 (11.15%) LAN
8 81 (9.61%) VLAN
9 78 (9.25%) WAN
10 66 (7.83%) VSAN
11 58 (6.88%) iSCSI
12 51 (6.05%) Wireless
13 48 (5.69%) NAS
14 45 (5.34%) Cisco ASA
15 42 (4.98%) Cisco Nexus
15 42 (4.98%) Fibre Channel
16 39 (4.63%) MPLS
17 35 (4.15%) Skype
18 32 (3.80%) VoIP
19 28 (3.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (15.78%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.37%) MySQL
3 14 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.19%) DB2
6 9 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.83%) MariaDB
9 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.59%) Ingres
10 5 (0.59%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.59%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.59%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.47%) FileMaker
11 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.36%) Big Data
13 2 (0.24%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.12%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 60 (7.12%) Jenkins
2 37 (4.39%) Git (software)
3 28 (3.32%) JIRA
4 19 (2.25%) MSI
5 16 (1.90%) GitLab
6 14 (1.66%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.54%) SonarQube
8 12 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (1.30%) DbUnit
9 11 (1.30%) jMock
9 11 (1.30%) JUnit
9 11 (1.30%) Maven
9 11 (1.30%) Mockito
10 10 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.95%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.83%) CF BOSH
12 7 (0.83%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.83%) Selenium
13 3 (0.36%) Robot Framework
13 3 (0.36%) TestRail
General
1 149 (17.67%) Finance
2 51 (6.05%) Retail
3 44 (5.22%) Banking
4 24 (2.85%) Public Sector
5 20 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.25%) Marketing
7 16 (1.90%) Electronics
8 14 (1.66%) Back Office
9 12 (1.42%) Online Betting
10 11 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.95%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.95%) Law
12 5 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.59%) Local Government
12 5 (0.59%) Military
13 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Advertising
14 1 (0.12%) Games
14 1 (0.12%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 183 (21.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 88 (10.44%) Analyst
3 82 (9.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 71 (8.42%) Support Engineer
5 64 (7.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 57 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 57 (6.76%) Administrator
7 53 (6.29%) Consultant
7 53 (6.29%) VMware Engineer
8 52 (6.17%) Server Engineer
9 49 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
10 48 (5.69%) Systems Administrator
11 46 (5.46%) IT Engineer
12 41 (4.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 39 (4.63%) Windows Engineer
14 37 (4.39%) Architect
15 36 (4.27%) Infrastructure Support
16 35 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
17 34 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
18 33 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.51%) Web Services
2 17 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
3 16 (1.90%) LDAP
4 11 (1.30%) Apache Camel
4 11 (1.30%) J2EE
4 11 (1.30%) PowerMock
4 11 (1.30%) SOAP
5 10 (1.19%) RESTful
5 10 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (1.07%) Node.js
7 7 (0.83%) LAMP
7 7 (0.83%) XML
8 5 (0.59%) Middleware
8 5 (0.59%) REST
9 4 (0.47%) .NET
9 4 (0.47%) Spring
10 2 (0.24%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.24%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.24%) Servlets
10 2 (0.24%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 125 (14.83%) Data Centre
2 85 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (5.58%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (4.51%) Clustering
5 36 (4.27%) Public Cloud
6 35 (4.15%) Enterprise Storage
7 34 (4.03%) Replication
8 27 (3.20%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
10 21 (2.49%) Driving Licence
10 21 (2.49%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.90%) EMC VNX
11 16 (1.90%) Private Cloud
12 15 (1.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 13 (1.54%) PKI
14 10 (1.19%) User Experience
15 9 (1.07%) CMDB
15 9 (1.07%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 618 (73.31%) Windows
2 393 (46.62%) Windows Server
3 257 (30.49%) Linux
4 172 (20.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 134 (15.90%) Windows 10
6 104 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (4.63%) Unix
9 39 (4.63%) Windows 7
10 36 (4.27%) CentOS
11 28 (3.32%) Ubuntu
12 24 (2.85%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.54%) Data ONTAP
13 13 (1.54%) VMS
14 11 (1.30%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.71%) Debian
15 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.47%) Android
16 4 (0.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (27.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 193 (22.89%) ITIL
3 126 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (12.34%) DevOps
5 92 (10.91%) Migration
6 86 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
7 83 (9.85%) Mentoring
8 76 (9.02%) Project Delivery
9 72 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 52 (6.17%) Service Delivery
11 44 (5.22%) Root Cause Analysis
12 41 (4.86%) Business Continuity
12 41 (4.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 37 (4.39%) Configuration Management
14 36 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
15 35 (4.15%) IT Strategy
16 34 (4.03%) Change Management
17 33 (3.91%) Project Management
18 31 (3.68%) Release Management
19 30 (3.56%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (25.39%) PowerShell
2 111 (13.17%) SQL
3 61 (7.24%) Python
4 50 (5.93%) Bash Shell
5 36 (4.27%) Java
6 32 (3.80%) C
7 27 (3.20%) Perl
7 27 (3.20%) Ruby
8 23 (2.73%) JavaScript
9 16 (1.90%) C#
9 16 (1.90%) Go
10 12 (1.42%) PHP
11 9 (1.07%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.71%) C++
12 6 (0.71%) VBScript
13 4 (0.47%) Ada
13 4 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.47%) VB
14 3 (0.36%) R
15 2 (0.24%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 132 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (10.68%) MCSE
3 89 (10.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 64 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (6.76%) MCSA
6 56 (6.64%) CCNA
7 47 (5.58%) Security Cleared
8 38 (4.51%) SC Cleared
9 31 (3.68%) Degree
9 31 (3.68%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (2.49%) CCNP
11 16 (1.90%) VCP6
12 12 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (1.42%) DV Cleared
12 12 (1.42%) MCITP
13 10 (1.19%) AWS Certification
14 9 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.83%) MCP
15 7 (0.83%) VCP5
16 6 (0.71%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.56%) SLA
2 18 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (0.83%) PMO
6 6 (0.71%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.24%) GDPR
8 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.24%) NIST
8 2 (0.24%) QA
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 507 (60.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 506 (60.02%) Active Directory
3 200 (23.72%) Hyper-V
4 139 (16.49%) VMware ESXi
5 104 (12.34%) XenApp
6 75 (8.90%) XenDesktop
7 66 (7.83%) Virtual Machines
8 65 (7.71%) VMware NSX
9 56 (6.64%) Docker
10 37 (4.39%) vCloud
11 31 (3.68%) NFS
12 18 (2.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 14 (1.66%) Terminal Services
14 13 (1.54%) DFS Replication
14 13 (1.54%) KVM
14 13 (1.54%) Xen
15 9 (1.07%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 9 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 176 (20.88%) SCCM
2 82 (9.73%) vRealize
3 62 (7.35%) vCenter Server
4 61 (7.24%) Ansible
4 61 (7.24%) WSUS
5 55 (6.52%) Puppet
6 47 (5.58%) SCOM
7 43 (5.10%) Kubernetes
7 43 (5.10%) Terraform
8 32 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (2.85%) Microsoft Intune
9 24 (2.85%) PowerCLI
10 23 (2.73%) Nagios
11 22 (2.61%) Backup Exec
12 13 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (1.42%) SCVMM
14 11 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
15 10 (1.19%) Nessus
16 9 (1.07%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 8 (0.95%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 798 (94.66%) VMware
2 456 (54.09%) Microsoft
3 272 (32.27%) Cisco
4 183 (21.71%) Citrix
5 122 (14.47%) HP
6 99 (11.74%) Dell
7 94 (11.15%) Veeam
8 81 (9.61%) NetApp
9 61 (7.24%) EMC
10 55 (6.52%) Red Hat
11 36 (4.27%) IBM
12 27 (3.20%) Brocade
12 27 (3.20%) SonicWALL
13 23 (2.73%) 3PAR
13 23 (2.73%) Meraki
14 21 (2.49%) Palo Alto
14 21 (2.49%) ServiceNow
15 20 (2.37%) Oracle
16 18 (2.14%) CheckPoint
16 18 (2.14%) McAfee