Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 418 425 441
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 -65
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 527 958 1,132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.72% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 3.76% 4.30% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 453 797 902
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -

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 14,032 22,280 22,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.49% 16.86% 14.15%
Number of salaries quoted 11,437 18,201 18,467
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

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 4 June 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 4 June 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 +24 179 £62,500 +25.00% 16
South East -2 106 £52,000 +20.93% 19
East of England +87 93 £42,500 -19.05% 5
Midlands +71 57 £45,500 +20.53% 5
North of England +71 56 £45,000 +18.42% 7
South West +52 52 £52,500 +16.67% 5
West Midlands +49 44 £60,000 +71.43% 5
North West +55 31 £47,500 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire +70 16 £60,000 +84.62% 2
East Midlands +49 13 £35,000 -15.15%
North East +18 9 £41,500 +20.73% 1
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 502 (95.26%) VMware
2 361 (68.50%) Windows
3 348 (66.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 305 (57.87%) Active Directory
5 301 (57.12%) Microsoft
6 268 (50.85%) Windows Server
7 236 (44.78%) Office 365
8 232 (44.02%) Azure
9 168 (31.88%) Linux
10 161 (30.55%) DNS
11 157 (29.79%) Cisco
12 155 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 150 (28.46%) PowerShell
14 145 (27.51%) DHCP
15 130 (24.67%) VMware ESXi
16 128 (24.29%) Citrix
17 127 (24.10%) AWS
18 123 (23.34%) Windows Server 2012
19 119 (22.58%) SQL Server
20 118 (22.39%) ITIL
21 117 (22.20%) Firewall
22 112 (21.25%) HP
23 108 (20.49%) Hyper-V
24 106 (20.11%) TCP/IP
24 106 (20.11%) Windows Server 2016
25 96 (18.22%) SAN
26 93 (17.65%) SQL
27 90 (17.08%) XenApp
28 89 (16.89%) Data Centre
29 87 (16.51%) 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 87 (16.51%) MS Exchange
2 63 (11.95%) SharePoint
3 53 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (5.50%) Tomcat
6 27 (5.12%) IIS
7 18 (3.42%) Skype for Business
8 12 (2.28%) WebSphere
9 11 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.52%) Apache
11 8 (1.52%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.52%) Red Hat Fuse
12 6 (1.14%) Confluence
12 6 (1.14%) SAS
13 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 65 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 236 (44.78%) Office 365
2 232 (44.02%) Azure
3 127 (24.10%) AWS
4 40 (7.59%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (3.61%) OneDrive
7 16 (3.04%) IaaS
8 15 (2.85%) PaaS
9 13 (2.47%) Amazon S3
10 11 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.71%) SaaS
13 7 (1.33%) GCP
13 7 (1.33%) GitHub
14 6 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.76%) Route 53
16 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 161 (30.55%) DNS
2 145 (27.51%) DHCP
3 117 (22.20%) Firewall
4 106 (20.11%) TCP/IP
5 96 (18.22%) SAN
6 75 (14.23%) LAN
7 71 (13.47%) WAN
8 62 (11.76%) VLAN
9 45 (8.54%) NetScaler
10 34 (6.45%) VPN
11 33 (6.26%) VoIP
12 23 (4.36%) Skype
12 23 (4.36%) Wireless
13 22 (4.17%) VSAN
14 20 (3.80%) Fibre Channel
14 20 (3.80%) Remote Desktop
14 20 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (3.42%) FTP
16 16 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (2.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.54%) SQL Server 2016
3 32 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (3.04%) MySQL
7 12 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.52%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.33%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.14%) Big Data
11 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.38%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.38%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 63 (11.95%) Jenkins
2 55 (10.44%) Git (software)
3 29 (5.50%) DbUnit
3 29 (5.50%) jMock
3 29 (5.50%) JUnit
3 29 (5.50%) Maven
3 29 (5.50%) Mockito
4 28 (5.31%) SonarQube
5 14 (2.66%) JIRA
6 10 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (1.90%) Subversion
6 10 (1.90%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.71%) GitLab
8 6 (1.14%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.14%) Mercurial
8 6 (1.14%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.38%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.38%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.38%) Selenium
9 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (15.56%) Finance
2 25 (4.74%) Banking
2 25 (4.74%) Retail
3 11 (2.09%) Legal
4 10 (1.90%) Law
5 6 (1.14%) Back Office
5 6 (1.14%) Digital Economy
6 5 (0.95%) Electronics
6 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.95%) Public Sector
7 4 (0.76%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.76%) Marketing
7 4 (0.76%) Military
8 3 (0.57%) Advertising
8 3 (0.57%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 131 (24.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (10.25%) Systems Engineer
3 50 (9.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 42 (7.97%) Support Engineer
5 41 (7.78%) Administrator
6 40 (7.59%) VMware Engineer
7 39 (7.40%) IT Engineer
8 36 (6.83%) Systems Administrator
9 34 (6.45%) Analyst
10 33 (6.26%) Consultant
11 32 (6.07%) DevOps Engineer
12 29 (5.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 27 (5.12%) 3rd Line Support
13 27 (5.12%) Developer
13 27 (5.12%) Java Developer
14 22 (4.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (3.98%) IT Support
15 21 (3.98%) Network Engineer
16 19 (3.61%) Server Engineer
16 19 (3.61%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.68%) Web Services
2 31 (5.88%) RESTful
2 31 (5.88%) SOAP
2 31 (5.88%) XML
3 29 (5.50%) J2EE
3 29 (5.50%) PowerMock
4 28 (5.31%) REST
4 28 (5.31%) Spring
5 27 (5.12%) Apache Camel
6 20 (3.80%) WSH
7 14 (2.66%) .NET
7 14 (2.66%) Hibernate
8 13 (2.47%) LDAP
9 10 (1.90%) Node.js
10 9 (1.71%) HTML
10 9 (1.71%) LAMP
11 7 (1.33%) SAML
12 6 (1.14%) YAML
13 5 (0.95%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 89 (16.89%) Data Centre
2 63 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (7.21%) Replication
4 35 (6.64%) Management Information System
5 31 (5.88%) Clustering
6 28 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (4.93%) Public Cloud
8 14 (2.66%) EMC VNX
8 14 (2.66%) Enterprise Storage
9 13 (2.47%) CMDB
10 12 (2.28%) Hedge funds
10 12 (2.28%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.33%) EMC VMAX
11 7 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.14%) HP Storage
12 6 (1.14%) IBM XIV
12 6 (1.14%) User Experience
13 5 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 361 (68.50%) Windows
2 268 (50.85%) Windows Server
3 168 (31.88%) Linux
4 123 (23.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 106 (20.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 67 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (12.52%) Windows 10
8 46 (8.73%) Windows Server 2019
9 35 (6.64%) Windows 7
9 35 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (5.88%) Unix
12 19 (3.61%) CentOS
13 15 (2.85%) Oracle Linux
14 13 (2.47%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.71%) AIX
16 7 (1.33%) Solaris
17 5 (0.95%) Debian
18 4 (0.76%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 118 (22.39%) ITIL
3 75 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
4 62 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (9.49%) DevOps
6 46 (8.73%) Change Management
7 44 (8.35%) Migration
8 39 (7.40%) Project Management
9 37 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (6.83%) Scrum
11 34 (6.45%) Project Delivery
12 33 (6.26%) TDD
13 32 (6.07%) Server Management
14 28 (5.31%) Kanban
15 27 (5.12%) BDD
16 26 (4.93%) Configuration Management
16 26 (4.93%) Service Delivery
16 26 (4.93%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 24 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 150 (28.46%) PowerShell
2 93 (17.65%) SQL
3 40 (7.59%) Java
4 38 (7.21%) Bash Shell
5 31 (5.88%) Python
6 29 (5.50%) VBScript
7 24 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 12 (2.28%) C
8 12 (2.28%) C#
8 12 (2.28%) Perl
8 12 (2.28%) PHP
9 6 (1.14%) Groovy
9 6 (1.14%) Kotlin
9 6 (1.14%) R
10 4 (0.76%) C++
10 4 (0.76%) Go
11 3 (0.57%) Ruby
11 3 (0.57%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 65 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (8.92%) MCSE
4 40 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (7.40%) Security Cleared
6 38 (7.21%) CCNA
6 38 (7.21%) MCSA
7 37 (7.02%) Degree
8 25 (4.74%) SC Cleared
9 17 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (2.85%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.90%) MCITP
11 10 (1.90%) MCP
11 10 (1.90%) VCAP
12 9 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (1.14%) CCNP
13 6 (1.14%) VCDX
14 3 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.38%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.16%) SLA
2 20 (3.80%) QA
3 19 (3.61%) GDPR
4 7 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.76%) PMO
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 348 (66.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 305 (57.87%) Active Directory
3 130 (24.67%) VMware ESXi
4 108 (20.49%) Hyper-V
5 90 (17.08%) XenApp
6 43 (8.16%) XenDesktop
7 33 (6.26%) Docker
8 27 (5.12%) VMware NSX
9 18 (3.42%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (3.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 15 (2.85%) vCloud
12 14 (2.66%) NFS
13 13 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (1.90%) Xen
16 6 (1.14%) VirtualBox
17 5 (0.95%) DFS Replication
17 5 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
18 3 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 3 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 72 (13.66%) SCCM
2 68 (12.90%) vCenter Server
3 42 (7.97%) Ansible
4 35 (6.64%) Backup Exec
4 35 (6.64%) SCOM
5 34 (6.45%) Terraform
6 33 (6.26%) Kubernetes
7 25 (4.74%) PowerCLI
8 21 (3.98%) XenMobile
9 20 (3.80%) vRealize
10 19 (3.61%) WSUS
11 14 (2.66%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (2.28%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (1.90%) Puppet
14 8 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (1.33%) NetBackup
15 7 (1.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
16 6 (1.14%) Rancher
17 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 502 (95.26%) VMware
2 301 (57.12%) Microsoft
3 157 (29.79%) Cisco
4 128 (24.29%) Citrix
5 112 (21.25%) HP
6 70 (13.28%) Dell
7 66 (12.52%) Veeam
8 57 (10.82%) NetApp
9 50 (9.49%) EMC
10 34 (6.45%) Red Hat
11 32 (6.07%) IBM
12 30 (5.69%) McAfee
13 28 (5.31%) EqualLogic
13 28 (5.31%) Juniper
14 27 (5.12%) SonicWALL
15 26 (4.93%) Oracle
16 25 (4.74%) Meraki
17 21 (3.98%) Symantec
18 20 (3.80%) CommVault
18 20 (3.80%) Palo Alto