Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 571 407 441
Rank change year-on-year -164 +34 +12
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 501 397 778
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.68% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 2.49% 3.63% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 397 311 653
10th Percentile £29,900 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -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 20,098 10,940 20,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.82% 18.71% 17.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13,797 9,315 16,659
10th Percentile £27,774 £29,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £39,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £96,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -140 192 £60,000 -7.69% 34
North of England -90 95 £42,500 -7.61% 18
South East -118 77 £45,000 -10.00% 25
Midlands -99 52 £42,500 +7.59% 21
South West -37 51 £45,000 +23.20% 10
Yorkshire -38 43 £42,500 +9.68% 7
East of England -92 36 £47,500 +11.76% 9
East Midlands -37 28 £45,000 - 10
North East -13 26 £30,000 -21.57% 3
North West -109 26 £45,000 -14.29% 8
West Midlands -82 24 £37,500 +4.17% 10
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 468 (93.41%) VMware
2 324 (64.67%) Microsoft
3 308 (61.48%) Windows
4 299 (59.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 266 (53.09%) Active Directory
6 225 (44.91%) Azure
7 217 (43.31%) Windows Server
8 212 (42.32%) Microsoft 365
9 159 (31.74%) Linux
10 148 (29.54%) DNS
11 147 (29.34%) PowerShell
12 144 (28.74%) Firewall
13 136 (27.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 133 (26.55%) DHCP
14 133 (26.55%) Citrix
15 123 (24.55%) Social Skills
16 121 (24.15%) SQL Server
17 116 (23.15%) TCP/IP
18 113 (22.55%) Cisco
19 104 (20.76%) Data Centre
20 102 (20.36%) LAN
20 102 (20.36%) WAN
21 98 (19.56%) VMware ESXi
22 97 (19.36%) Windows 10
23 96 (19.16%) SCCM
24 95 (18.96%) Hyper-V
25 92 (18.36%) SAN
26 90 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
27 88 (17.56%) Problem-Solving
27 88 (17.56%) ITIL

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 82 (16.37%) MS Exchange
2 44 (8.78%) SharePoint
3 43 (8.58%) IIS
4 13 (2.59%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.20%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.20%) Confluence
7 6 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.00%) Apache
8 5 (1.00%) CMS
8 5 (1.00%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.00%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.00%) WordPress
9 4 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 31 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 225 (44.91%) Azure
2 212 (42.32%) Microsoft 365
3 79 (15.77%) AWS
4 54 (10.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (5.99%) IaaS
6 28 (5.59%) Azure Stack
7 27 (5.39%) OneDrive
8 26 (5.19%) SaaS
9 25 (4.99%) PaaS
10 14 (2.79%) Mimecast
11 10 (2.00%) GCP
12 9 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.40%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.40%) Azure Storage
13 7 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.40%) Nutanix
14 5 (1.00%) GitHub
14 5 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.80%) Cloud Run
15 4 (0.80%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 148 (29.54%) DNS
2 144 (28.74%) Firewall
3 133 (26.55%) DHCP
4 116 (23.15%) TCP/IP
5 102 (20.36%) LAN
5 102 (20.36%) WAN
6 92 (18.36%) SAN
7 40 (7.98%) SSL
8 36 (7.19%) VLAN
9 33 (6.59%) VSAN
10 31 (6.19%) VPN
11 22 (4.39%) Internet
11 22 (4.39%) Wireless
12 21 (4.19%) Fibre Channel
12 21 (4.19%) VoIP
13 19 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (2.79%) NetScaler
14 14 (2.79%) Network Security
15 13 (2.59%) NAS
15 13 (2.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (24.15%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.19%) MySQL
3 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.40%) DB2
4 7 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.60%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.20%) Big Data
10 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (4.19%) JIRA
2 15 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.00%) MSI
4 5 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.60%) GitLab
6 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.40%) DbUnit
6 2 (0.40%) git-flow
6 2 (0.40%) jMock
6 2 (0.40%) JUnit
6 2 (0.40%) Maven
6 2 (0.40%) Mockito
6 2 (0.40%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.20%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.20%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 123 (24.55%) Social Skills
2 75 (14.97%) Finance
3 38 (7.58%) Retail
4 32 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.39%) Banking
6 21 (4.19%) Organisational Skills
7 16 (3.19%) Public Sector
7 16 (3.19%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.79%) Back Office
8 14 (2.79%) Legal
9 10 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 10 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (1.60%) Electronics
11 7 (1.40%) Advertising
11 7 (1.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 6 (1.20%) Automotive
12 6 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (1.20%) Financial Institution
13 5 (1.00%) Law
13 5 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 108 (21.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 66 (13.17%) Analyst
3 58 (11.58%) Support Engineer
4 51 (10.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 38 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 36 (7.19%) Administrator
6 36 (7.19%) Systems Engineer
7 32 (6.39%) IT Engineer
7 32 (6.39%) IT Support
7 32 (6.39%) Support Analyst
8 30 (5.99%) Systems Administrator
9 28 (5.59%) Cloud Engineer
10 27 (5.39%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (5.39%) Server Engineer
11 26 (5.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (4.99%) Architect
13 24 (4.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 24 (4.79%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (4.59%) Desktop Engineer
14 23 (4.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.40%) .NET
2 11 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (1.40%) COM
3 7 (1.40%) Middleware
4 5 (1.00%) REST
4 5 (1.00%) WSH
5 4 (0.80%) Keycloak
5 4 (0.80%) Spring
6 3 (0.60%) J2EE
6 3 (0.60%) Java EE
6 3 (0.60%) LDAP
6 3 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.60%) SOAP
6 3 (0.60%) Web Services
6 3 (0.60%) XML
7 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.40%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.40%) LAMP
7 2 (0.40%) Node.js
7 2 (0.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 104 (20.76%) Data Centre
2 50 (9.98%) Replication
3 40 (7.98%) Clustering
4 39 (7.78%) PKI
5 25 (4.99%) Enterprise Storage
6 24 (4.79%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.79%) Hedge funds
8 12 (2.40%) Legacy Systems
8 12 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.20%) Public Cloud
10 10 (2.00%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.80%) User Experience
12 8 (1.60%) Smartphone
13 6 (1.20%) CMDB
13 6 (1.20%) Cybercrime
13 6 (1.20%) iPad
13 6 (1.20%) iPhone
13 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 308 (61.48%) Windows
2 217 (43.31%) Windows Server
3 159 (31.74%) Linux
4 97 (19.36%) Windows 10
5 90 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 79 (15.77%) Windows Server 2019
7 75 (14.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 70 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (13.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (6.19%) Windows 7
11 24 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (4.19%) CentOS
13 14 (2.79%) Ubuntu
14 11 (2.20%) Unix
15 9 (1.80%) VMS
15 9 (1.80%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.40%) Android
16 7 (1.40%) Apple iOS
17 5 (1.00%) AIX
18 3 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (27.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 88 (17.56%) ITIL
2 88 (17.56%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (10.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (8.38%) Project Management
5 39 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (7.58%) DevOps
7 37 (7.39%) Incident Management
8 36 (7.19%) Time Management
9 34 (6.79%) Change Management
10 32 (6.39%) Software Deployment
11 31 (6.19%) Change Control
12 29 (5.79%) Service Delivery
13 27 (5.39%) Computer Science
13 27 (5.39%) Patch Management
14 26 (5.19%) Security Patching
14 26 (5.19%) Service Management
15 25 (4.99%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (4.99%) Project Delivery
16 24 (4.79%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (29.34%) PowerShell
2 84 (16.77%) SQL
3 35 (6.99%) Bash
4 28 (5.59%) Python
5 14 (2.79%) Perl
6 13 (2.59%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.40%) C#
7 12 (2.40%) VBScript
8 10 (2.00%) C
8 10 (2.00%) VB.NET
9 8 (1.60%) Java
10 7 (1.40%) VB
11 4 (0.80%) Go
11 4 (0.80%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.40%) C++
12 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.20%) PHP
13 1 (0.20%) Winbatch
13 1 (0.20%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 64 (12.77%) Degree
2 54 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (10.38%) Security Cleared
4 40 (7.98%) SC Cleared
5 39 (7.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 33 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (6.59%) DV Cleared
7 28 (5.59%) MCSA
8 25 (4.99%) MCSE
9 22 (4.39%) CCNA
10 20 (3.99%) CCNP
11 12 (2.40%) MCP
12 11 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (2.20%) MCITP
13 9 (1.80%) RHCA
13 9 (1.80%) TOGAF Certification
14 8 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.60%) VCAP
15 7 (1.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.39%) SLA
2 15 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.20%) NCSC
5 9 (1.80%) GDPR
6 6 (1.20%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.60%) QA
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) NIST
8 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 299 (59.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 266 (53.09%) Active Directory
3 98 (19.56%) VMware ESXi
4 95 (18.96%) Hyper-V
5 70 (13.97%) XenApp
6 44 (8.78%) XenDesktop
7 21 (4.19%) Docker
8 20 (3.99%) Virtual Desktop
8 20 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (2.59%) VMware Workstation
10 11 (2.20%) NFS
11 10 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (2.00%) VMware NSX
12 6 (1.20%) KVM
12 6 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.00%) Firmware
13 5 (1.00%) Terminal Server
13 5 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 96 (19.16%) SCCM
2 72 (14.37%) vCenter Server
3 38 (7.58%) Ansible
4 35 (6.99%) SCOM
5 30 (5.99%) WSUS
6 29 (5.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 28 (5.59%) Terraform
8 26 (5.19%) Grafana
8 26 (5.19%) Prometheus
9 25 (4.99%) NetBackup
10 21 (4.19%) Kubernetes
11 18 (3.59%) vRealize
12 13 (2.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 13 (2.59%) Icinga
12 13 (2.59%) Puppet
13 12 (2.40%) Nagios
13 12 (2.40%) PowerCLI
13 12 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (2.40%) VxRail
14 10 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 468 (93.41%) VMware
2 324 (64.67%) Microsoft
3 133 (26.55%) Citrix
4 113 (22.55%) Cisco
5 64 (12.77%) Red Hat
6 54 (10.78%) Veeam
7 51 (10.18%) HP
8 50 (9.98%) EMC
9 45 (8.98%) Dell
10 35 (6.99%) NetApp
11 33 (6.59%) 3PAR
12 31 (6.19%) Apple
13 26 (5.19%) SolarWinds
14 24 (4.79%) Scality
15 22 (4.39%) Veritas
16 21 (4.19%) Juniper
17 18 (3.59%) IBM
18 17 (3.39%) Zerto
19 16 (3.19%) F5
20 15 (2.99%) ServiceNow