Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 454 435 390
Rank change year-on-year -19 -45 -78
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 856 1,117 1,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.71% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 3.74% 4.79% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 723 854 1,194
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -4.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -2.17%

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 22,906 23,317 21,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.48% 14.77% 12.79%
Number of salaries quoted 18,799 18,933 17,936
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 £86,250 £81,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +39 318 £52,500 -12.50% 47
South East -37 175 £45,000 -10.00% 46
North of England -7 131 £40,000 -5.88% 35
North West +30 82 £43,000 -4.44% 12
Midlands +7 80 £45,000 +20.00% 18
South West +18 72 £47,500 +5.56% 17
East of England -15 67 £51,250 +2.50% 10
West Midlands +12 57 £47,500 +35.71% 9
Yorkshire -30 45 £37,500 -9.09% 19
East Midlands +12 23 £45,000 +12.50% 9
North East +19 4 £34,375 +37.50% 4
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 794 (92.76%) VMware
2 624 (72.90%) Windows
3 506 (59.11%) Active Directory
4 493 (57.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 442 (51.64%) Windows Server
6 420 (49.07%) Microsoft
7 358 (41.82%) Office 365
8 331 (38.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 272 (31.78%) DNS
10 270 (31.54%) Cisco
11 251 (29.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 247 (28.86%) Linux
13 238 (27.80%) DHCP
14 231 (26.99%) Windows Server 2012
15 229 (26.75%) Hyper-V
16 210 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
17 206 (24.07%) PowerShell
18 201 (23.48%) Firewall
19 191 (22.31%) ITIL
20 180 (21.03%) SAN
21 178 (20.79%) Citrix
22 160 (18.69%) VMware ESXi
23 158 (18.46%) MS Exchange
24 157 (18.34%) SQL Server
25 149 (17.41%) TCP/IP
25 149 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
26 140 (16.36%) SCCM
27 139 (16.24%) HP
28 130 (15.19%) Dell
29 129 (15.07%) DevOps

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
1 158 (18.46%) MS Exchange
2 85 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (8.06%) SharePoint
4 45 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 45 (5.26%) Skype for Business
5 41 (4.79%) IIS
6 37 (4.32%) OpenStack
7 20 (2.34%) Apache
8 18 (2.10%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.75%) SAS
11 13 (1.52%) WebSphere
12 12 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (1.40%) CloudStack
13 8 (0.93%) Confluence
14 5 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
16 3 (0.35%) JBoss
16 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.23%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 358 (41.82%) Office 365
2 331 (38.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 210 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
4 66 (7.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (4.67%) IaaS
6 30 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 30 (3.50%) PaaS
7 29 (3.39%) SaaS
8 22 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (2.57%) OneDrive
9 21 (2.45%) OpenShift
10 12 (1.40%) GitHub
11 10 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.82%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.70%) Amazon ECS
13 6 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.23%) Azure Functions
14 2 (0.23%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.23%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 272 (31.78%) DNS
2 238 (27.80%) DHCP
3 201 (23.48%) Firewall
4 180 (21.03%) SAN
5 149 (17.41%) TCP/IP
6 92 (10.75%) LAN
7 91 (10.63%) VPN
7 91 (10.63%) WAN
8 80 (9.35%) VLAN
9 56 (6.54%) iSCSI
10 55 (6.43%) NAS
10 55 (6.43%) VoIP
11 44 (5.14%) Fibre Channel
12 43 (5.02%) MPLS
13 41 (4.79%) Cisco ASA
13 41 (4.79%) VSAN
14 36 (4.21%) NetScaler
15 35 (4.09%) Wireless
16 34 (3.97%) Skype
17 29 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (18.34%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.22%) MySQL
3 17 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.93%) Big Data
9 5 (0.58%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.47%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.47%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.47%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.35%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.35%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.23%) HBase
12 2 (0.23%) Ingres
12 2 (0.23%) Power BI
13 1 (0.12%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 52 (6.07%) Jenkins
2 42 (4.91%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
4 23 (2.69%) SonarQube
5 21 (2.45%) DbUnit
5 21 (2.45%) jMock
5 21 (2.45%) JUnit
5 21 (2.45%) Maven
5 21 (2.45%) Mockito
6 19 (2.22%) GitLab
7 16 (1.87%) Vagrant
8 15 (1.75%) JIRA
9 11 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (1.17%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.82%) CF BOSH
11 7 (0.82%) Selenium
12 5 (0.58%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.58%) MSI
12 5 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 118 (13.79%) Finance
2 49 (5.72%) Retail
3 20 (2.34%) Banking
4 19 (2.22%) Back Office
5 12 (1.40%) Law
6 11 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.17%) Advertising
8 9 (1.05%) Online Betting
9 8 (0.93%) Electronics
9 8 (0.93%) Public Sector
10 7 (0.82%) Front Office
10 7 (0.82%) Marketing
11 6 (0.70%) Legal
11 6 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.47%) Local Government
13 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.23%) Games
15 1 (0.12%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 215 (25.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 90 (10.51%) Analyst
3 88 (10.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 82 (9.58%) Support Engineer
5 73 (8.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 72 (8.41%) Administrator
7 64 (7.48%) Systems Administrator
8 60 (7.01%) VMware Engineer
9 58 (6.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 57 (6.66%) Systems Engineer
11 56 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support
12 54 (6.31%) Windows Engineer
13 53 (6.19%) IT Engineer
14 44 (5.14%) Server Engineer
15 43 (5.02%) Consultant
15 43 (5.02%) Infrastructure Support
16 42 (4.91%) Developer
17 41 (4.79%) Linux Engineer
18 39 (4.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
19 37 (4.32%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.61%) Web Services
2 27 (3.15%) RESTful
3 23 (2.69%) SOAP
4 21 (2.45%) Apache Camel
4 21 (2.45%) J2EE
4 21 (2.45%) PowerMock
5 16 (1.87%) XML
6 11 (1.29%) REST
7 10 (1.17%) Spring
8 9 (1.05%) Node.js
9 8 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (0.93%) SAML
10 7 (0.82%) .NET
10 7 (0.82%) LDAP
10 7 (0.82%) Middleware
11 4 (0.47%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.47%) LAMP
11 4 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.47%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.81%) Data Centre
2 57 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (6.31%) Clustering
4 49 (5.72%) Public Cloud
5 46 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (3.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 31 (3.62%) Replication
8 27 (3.15%) Management Information System
9 23 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
10 20 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
11 18 (2.10%) EMC VNX
12 16 (1.87%) Hedge funds
13 15 (1.75%) Algorithms
14 13 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 12 (1.40%) CMDB
15 12 (1.40%) Driving Licence
15 12 (1.40%) Private Cloud
16 10 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
17 6 (0.70%) User Experience
18 5 (0.58%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 624 (72.90%) Windows
2 442 (51.64%) Windows Server
3 247 (28.86%) Linux
4 231 (26.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 149 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (7.94%) Windows 10
7 47 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (4.79%) Ubuntu
9 41 (4.79%) Windows 7
10 37 (4.32%) CentOS
11 33 (3.86%) Unix
12 24 (2.80%) Android
13 23 (2.69%) Windows 8
14 14 (1.64%) Debian
15 12 (1.40%) Mac OS
15 12 (1.40%) SUSE
16 11 (1.29%) Data ONTAP
17 9 (1.05%) VMS
18 8 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (29.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 191 (22.31%) ITIL
3 129 (15.07%) DevOps
4 102 (11.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 99 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
7 85 (9.93%) Project Delivery
8 73 (8.53%) Migration
9 61 (7.13%) Mentoring
10 45 (5.26%) TDD
11 44 (5.14%) Service Delivery
12 43 (5.02%) Business Continuity
13 42 (4.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 41 (4.79%) Service Management
15 38 (4.44%) Change Management
16 36 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (3.86%) Deployment Automation
17 33 (3.86%) Project Management
17 33 (3.86%) Root Cause Analysis
17 33 (3.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (24.07%) PowerShell
2 124 (14.49%) SQL
3 109 (12.73%) Python
4 59 (6.89%) Java
5 57 (6.66%) Bash Shell
6 39 (4.56%) Perl
6 39 (4.56%) Ruby
7 37 (4.32%) C
8 35 (4.09%) JavaScript
9 21 (2.45%) C++
10 17 (1.99%) Go
11 15 (1.75%) Kotlin
12 13 (1.52%) C#
13 12 (1.40%) PHP
14 7 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.58%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.58%) VBScript
16 3 (0.35%) Ada
16 3 (0.35%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 122 (14.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (11.45%) MCSE
3 77 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (8.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 62 (7.24%) Security Cleared
6 56 (6.54%) CCNA
7 48 (5.61%) MCSA
8 47 (5.49%) SC Cleared
9 34 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (3.62%) CCNP
11 22 (2.57%) Degree
12 21 (2.45%) DV Cleared
13 17 (1.99%) MCP
13 17 (1.99%) VCP6
14 16 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (1.75%) RHCE
16 12 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (1.40%) VCP5
17 9 (1.05%) AWS Certification
17 9 (1.05%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.01%) SLA
2 21 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.87%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.29%) PMO
5 7 (0.82%) GDPR
6 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) QA
System Software
1 506 (59.11%) Active Directory
2 493 (57.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 229 (26.75%) Hyper-V
4 160 (18.69%) VMware ESXi
5 111 (12.97%) XenApp
6 72 (8.41%) XenDesktop
7 69 (8.06%) Docker
8 60 (7.01%) VMware NSX
9 59 (6.89%) Virtual Machines
10 42 (4.91%) vCloud
11 35 (4.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 30 (3.50%) Virtual Servers
13 25 (2.92%) KVM
14 22 (2.57%) NFS
15 21 (2.45%) Xen
16 20 (2.34%) Terminal Services
17 17 (1.99%) VirtualBox
18 13 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
19 12 (1.40%) DFS Replication
20 8 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 140 (16.36%) SCCM
2 92 (10.75%) Ansible
3 66 (7.71%) Puppet
4 60 (7.01%) vRealize
5 52 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (5.84%) WSUS
7 49 (5.72%) vCenter Server
8 48 (5.61%) Backup Exec
9 44 (5.14%) Kubernetes
10 38 (4.44%) Terraform
11 31 (3.62%) SCOM
12 27 (3.15%) Nagios
13 22 (2.57%) PowerCLI
14 18 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
15 14 (1.64%) SCOrch
15 14 (1.64%) XenMobile
16 12 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
16 12 (1.40%) FortiGate
16 12 (1.40%) Nessus
16 12 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 794 (92.76%) VMware
2 420 (49.07%) Microsoft
3 270 (31.54%) Cisco
4 178 (20.79%) Citrix
5 139 (16.24%) HP
6 130 (15.19%) Dell
7 103 (12.03%) Veeam
8 70 (8.18%) NetApp
9 54 (6.31%) EMC
10 51 (5.96%) Red Hat
11 35 (4.09%) IBM
12 31 (3.62%) Brocade
13 30 (3.50%) 3PAR
14 29 (3.39%) Symantec
15 27 (3.15%) Meraki
16 26 (3.04%) Dell Compellent
17 21 (2.45%) Palo Alto
18 20 (2.34%) EqualLogic
18 20 (2.34%) F5
18 20 (2.34%) McAfee