Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 425 358 329
Rank change year-on-year -67 -29 -59
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1,132 1,449 1,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.87% 1.00%
As % of the System Software category 5.28% 7.04% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 962 1,244 1,746
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,375
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.41% +0.85%
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £66,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £43,000
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.07% -1.15%

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 21,445 20,574 23,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.16% 12.32% 11.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17,980 17,179 19,527
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 -24 425 £54,000 +8.00% 49
South East -47 260 £47,000 +1.08% 31
North of England -57 181 £40,000 -5.88% 37
Yorkshire +3 111 £37,500 -11.76% 12
Midlands -43 95 £38,750 -8.82% 9
South West +11 89 £42,500 -3.41% 11
East of England -8 84 £45,000 +12.50% 18
West Midlands +12 76 £37,500 -0.66% 5
North West -51 63 £43,000 +1.18% 16
East Midlands -34 19 £42,500 - 4
North East -20 7 £35,000 -9.09% 9
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 1,002 (88.52%) VMware
2 865 (76.41%) Windows
3 708 (62.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 645 (56.98%) Microsoft
5 603 (53.27%) Active Directory
6 584 (51.59%) Windows Server
7 393 (34.72%) Linux
8 372 (32.86%) Cisco
9 358 (31.63%) SAN
10 350 (30.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 305 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 302 (26.68%) Office 365
13 300 (26.50%) Firewall
14 283 (25.00%) DNS
15 270 (23.85%) ITIL
16 262 (23.14%) Citrix
17 253 (22.35%) DHCP
18 239 (21.11%) VMware ESXi
19 237 (20.94%) SQL Server
20 236 (20.85%) TCP/IP
21 213 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
22 211 (18.64%) MS Exchange
23 204 (18.02%) WAN
23 204 (18.02%) Hyper-V
24 198 (17.49%) Microsoft Certification
25 196 (17.31%) Finance
26 193 (17.05%) SQL
27 191 (16.87%) HP
28 189 (16.70%) LAN
29 184 (16.25%) SCCM

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
1 211 (18.64%) MS Exchange
2 125 (11.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 125 (11.04%) IIS
3 96 (8.48%) OpenStack
4 76 (6.71%) SharePoint
5 66 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 48 (4.24%) Skype for Business
7 33 (2.92%) CloudStack
8 29 (2.56%) Apache
9 22 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
9 22 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (1.86%) Tomcat
11 20 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
12 19 (1.68%) CMS
13 15 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 12 (1.06%) Confluence
15 11 (0.97%) JBoss
15 11 (0.97%) nginx
16 10 (0.88%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 60 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.18%) Summit
2 1 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.088%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 302 (26.68%) Office 365
2 213 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 174 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.86%) IaaS
6 20 (1.77%) PaaS
7 18 (1.59%) SaaS
8 15 (1.33%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.62%) GitHub
12 4 (0.35%) G Suite
12 4 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.35%) Yammer
13 3 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.27%) CloudBees
13 3 (0.27%) Heroku
13 3 (0.27%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 358 (31.63%) SAN
2 300 (26.50%) Firewall
3 283 (25.00%) DNS
4 253 (22.35%) DHCP
5 236 (20.85%) TCP/IP
6 204 (18.02%) WAN
7 189 (16.70%) LAN
8 140 (12.37%) VPN
9 110 (9.72%) NAS
10 89 (7.86%) Network Security
11 86 (7.60%) VLAN
12 61 (5.39%) FTP
13 52 (4.59%) HTTP
13 52 (4.59%) iSCSI
14 50 (4.42%) DMZ
15 45 (3.98%) VoIP
16 43 (3.80%) NetScaler
17 42 (3.71%) Skype
17 42 (3.71%) Wi-Fi
18 41 (3.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 62 (5.48%) MySQL
3 43 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (2.92%) NoSQL
4 33 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (1.59%) Hadoop
8 16 (1.41%) Redis
9 12 (1.06%) Big Data
10 11 (0.97%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (0.88%) Apache Hive
12 9 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.53%) Relational Database
15 4 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 52 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 43 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 35 (3.09%) MSI
4 29 (2.56%) JIRA
5 20 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (1.68%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.24%) Selenium
8 12 (1.06%) Bitbucket
8 12 (1.06%) Subversion
9 10 (0.88%) CodeSonar
9 10 (0.88%) git-flow
9 10 (0.88%) Robot Framework
10 9 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.62%) WiX
12 4 (0.35%) AutoIt
12 4 (0.35%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.35%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.35%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.35%) TestNG
General
1 196 (17.31%) Finance
2 48 (4.24%) Banking
3 37 (3.27%) Law
4 34 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.74%) Legal
5 31 (2.74%) Retail Banking
6 24 (2.12%) Retail
7 19 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.33%) Military
11 13 (1.15%) Advertising
12 11 (0.97%) Back Office
13 7 (0.62%) Games
13 7 (0.62%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.53%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.44%) French Language
16 4 (0.35%) Billing
16 4 (0.35%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 261 (23.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 116 (10.25%) VMware Engineer
3 102 (9.01%) Support Engineer
4 92 (8.13%) Analyst
5 87 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 80 (7.07%) Systems Engineer
7 77 (6.80%) IT Engineer
8 68 (6.01%) Consultant
9 65 (5.74%) Windows Engineer
10 63 (5.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 63 (5.57%) Network Engineer
11 60 (5.30%) Administrator
11 60 (5.30%) Infrastructure Manager
12 56 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
13 53 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
14 52 (4.59%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 51 (4.51%) Infrastructure Support
15 51 (4.51%) Support Analyst
16 49 (4.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 48 (4.24%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.12%) Web Services
2 31 (2.74%) Software Packaging
3 26 (2.30%) .NET
4 21 (1.86%) LAMP
5 17 (1.50%) Memcached
6 14 (1.24%) REST
7 13 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (1.15%) SOAP
8 12 (1.06%) ASP.NET
8 12 (1.06%) Django
9 10 (0.88%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.88%) Java EE
9 10 (0.88%) Node.js
9 10 (0.88%) Spring MVC
9 10 (0.88%) STL
10 9 (0.80%) Middleware
11 8 (0.71%) HTML
12 7 (0.62%) Celery
12 7 (0.62%) LDAP
12 7 (0.62%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 150 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 73 (6.45%) Replication
3 60 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (5.21%) Clustering
5 52 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 50 (4.42%) Public Cloud
7 49 (4.33%) Computer Science
8 38 (3.36%) Private Cloud
9 31 (2.74%) Driving Licence
10 30 (2.65%) CESG
11 24 (2.12%) Handset
12 17 (1.50%) Client/Server
13 15 (1.33%) EMC VNX
13 15 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
14 14 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (1.15%) Blackberry
16 9 (0.80%) EMC VMAX
16 9 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (0.80%) PKI
17 7 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 865 (76.41%) Windows
2 584 (51.59%) Windows Server
3 393 (34.72%) Linux
4 350 (30.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 305 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 145 (12.81%) Windows 10
7 123 (10.87%) Windows 7
8 89 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 76 (6.71%) Unix
9 76 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 64 (5.65%) CentOS
11 26 (2.30%) Ubuntu
12 23 (2.03%) Windows 8
13 22 (1.94%) Mac OS X
14 18 (1.59%) Android
15 14 (1.24%) Apple iOS
16 13 (1.15%) Debian
17 12 (1.06%) Mac OS
17 12 (1.06%) Solaris
17 12 (1.06%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (23.85%) ITIL
2 130 (11.48%) DevOps
3 119 (10.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 87 (7.69%) Migration
5 82 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (6.89%) Configuration Management
7 74 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (6.27%) High Availability
9 68 (6.01%) Asset Management
10 63 (5.57%) Infrastructure Management
11 58 (5.12%) Presales
12 57 (5.04%) Mentoring
12 57 (5.04%) Root Cause Analysis
13 55 (4.86%) Virtual Environments
14 54 (4.77%) Continuous Improvement
15 48 (4.24%) Service Management
16 43 (3.80%) Scrum
17 42 (3.71%) Project Management
17 42 (3.71%) Service Delivery
18 40 (3.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 193 (17.05%) SQL
2 177 (15.64%) PowerShell
3 129 (11.40%) Python
4 113 (9.98%) Bash Shell
5 82 (7.24%) Ruby
6 61 (5.39%) Java
7 45 (3.98%) Perl
8 43 (3.80%) Shell Script
9 24 (2.12%) C
10 22 (1.94%) JavaScript
11 21 (1.86%) PHP
12 20 (1.77%) C#
13 13 (1.15%) C++
13 13 (1.15%) Go
13 13 (1.15%) VBScript
14 10 (0.88%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.80%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.53%) VB
17 5 (0.44%) Groovy
18 4 (0.35%) F#
Qualifications
1 198 (17.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 154 (13.60%) MCSE
3 141 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
4 122 (10.78%) CCNA
5 104 (9.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 100 (8.83%) Degree
7 83 (7.33%) Security Cleared
8 68 (6.01%) MCSA
9 67 (5.92%) ITIL Certification
10 64 (5.65%) SC Cleared
11 48 (4.24%) CISSP
12 44 (3.89%) Citrix Certification
13 43 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
14 39 (3.45%) CCNP
15 36 (3.18%) DV Cleared
15 36 (3.18%) MCP
16 31 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 29 (2.56%) MCITP
18 23 (2.03%) CCEA
19 22 (1.94%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (8.66%) SLA
2 31 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (1.15%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.80%) QA
7 5 (0.44%) GDPR
8 4 (0.35%) PMO
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.18%) RMADS
10 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 708 (62.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 603 (53.27%) Active Directory
3 239 (21.11%) VMware ESXi
4 204 (18.02%) Hyper-V
5 160 (14.13%) XenApp
6 107 (9.45%) XenDesktop
7 79 (6.98%) Docker
7 79 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 70 (6.18%) XenServer
9 54 (4.77%) Terminal Services
10 47 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
10 47 (4.15%) Virtual Servers
11 40 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
12 36 (3.18%) vCloud
13 34 (3.00%) VMware NSX
14 25 (2.21%) Xen
15 12 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
16 11 (0.97%) NFS
17 9 (0.80%) Firmware
17 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 184 (16.25%) SCCM
2 146 (12.90%) vCenter Server
3 104 (9.19%) Puppet
4 90 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (6.80%) Ansible
6 62 (5.48%) SCOM
7 57 (5.04%) vRealize
8 54 (4.77%) WSUS
9 48 (4.24%) Kubernetes
10 42 (3.71%) Backup Exec
11 33 (2.92%) vMotion
12 32 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
13 31 (2.74%) Cobbler
14 30 (2.65%) Failover Clustering
15 29 (2.56%) Nagios
16 28 (2.47%) Tivoli
17 20 (1.77%) Terraform
18 19 (1.68%) PowerCLI
19 17 (1.50%) SCVMM
20 16 (1.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,002 (88.52%) VMware
2 645 (56.98%) Microsoft
3 372 (32.86%) Cisco
4 262 (23.14%) Citrix
5 191 (16.87%) HP
6 127 (11.22%) Red Hat
7 113 (9.98%) Veeam
8 88 (7.77%) NetApp
9 77 (6.80%) Oracle
10 73 (6.45%) Dell
11 54 (4.77%) CheckPoint
12 48 (4.24%) EMC
13 36 (3.18%) EqualLogic
14 35 (3.09%) 3PAR
14 35 (3.09%) CommVault
14 35 (3.09%) F5
15 34 (3.00%) Ivanti
16 33 (2.92%) Brocade
17 30 (2.65%) IBM
17 30 (2.65%) SolarWinds