Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 400 428 445
Rank change year-on-year +28 +17 -1
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 386 776 936
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.67% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 3.66% 3.89% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 341 691 783
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.88% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £71,960
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.88% +1.11% -

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 10,544 19,965 22,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.66% 17.22% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8,924 16,604 18,273
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 +58 131 £65,000 +18.18% 24
South East +124 84 £52,500 +16.67% 20
North of England +25 60 £55,000 +32.53% 16
North West +72 44 £55,000 +27.91% 8
Midlands +66 42 £40,000 -5.88% 13
South West +23 37 £38,513 -9.38% 6
West Midlands +49 33 £37,500 -8.21% 9
East of England +66 28 £42,500 - 7
North East +19 12 £38,250 +27.50% 2
East Midlands +48 9 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire +13 4 £38,750 -4.83% 6
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 371 (96.11%) VMware
2 234 (60.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (57.51%) Windows
4 175 (45.34%) Microsoft
5 163 (42.23%) Active Directory
6 148 (38.34%) Windows Server
7 144 (37.31%) Azure
8 142 (36.79%) DNS
9 136 (35.23%) Firewall
10 121 (31.35%) DHCP
11 111 (28.76%) Linux
11 111 (28.76%) Office 365
12 108 (27.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 107 (27.72%) SAN
14 104 (26.94%) Cisco
15 102 (26.42%) PowerShell
16 83 (21.50%) Citrix
17 82 (21.24%) Security Cleared
18 81 (20.98%) TCP/IP
19 80 (20.73%) VMware ESXi
20 77 (19.95%) Dell
21 74 (19.17%) MS Exchange
22 73 (18.91%) Windows Server 2012
23 72 (18.65%) EMC
24 71 (18.39%) SC Cleared
25 70 (18.13%) Veeam
26 68 (17.62%) Migration
26 68 (17.62%) VMware NSX
27 67 (17.36%) ITIL
28 65 (16.84%) VSAN

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 74 (19.17%) MS Exchange
2 35 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (6.22%) SharePoint
5 17 (4.40%) Skype for Business
6 11 (2.85%) IIS
7 6 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.30%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.78%) CMS
11 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.26%) Apache
12 1 (0.26%) JBoss
12 1 (0.26%) nginx
12 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 144 (37.31%) Azure
2 111 (28.76%) Office 365
3 57 (14.77%) AWS
4 24 (6.22%) IaaS
5 17 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (4.40%) GitHub
6 13 (3.37%) SaaS
7 10 (2.59%) PaaS
8 8 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.07%) GCP
8 8 (2.07%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.04%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.04%) Logic Apps
9 4 (1.04%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.04%) Serverless
10 3 (0.78%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.78%) SonarCloud
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.52%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 142 (36.79%) DNS
2 136 (35.23%) Firewall
3 121 (31.35%) DHCP
4 107 (27.72%) SAN
5 81 (20.98%) TCP/IP
6 65 (16.84%) VSAN
7 56 (14.51%) WAN
8 50 (12.95%) LAN
9 41 (10.62%) VLAN
10 36 (9.33%) NetScaler
11 21 (5.44%) Remote Desktop
12 19 (4.92%) Skype
12 19 (4.92%) VPN
13 18 (4.66%) Network Security
14 16 (4.15%) Internet
14 16 (4.15%) VoIP
15 11 (2.85%) iSCSI
16 9 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (2.33%) Wireless
17 8 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (2.85%) MariaDB
4 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.04%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2019
9 1 (0.26%) Big Data
9 1 (0.26%) MySQL
9 1 (0.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 30 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 27 (6.99%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.85%) GitLab
4 8 (2.07%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.30%) DbUnit
5 5 (1.30%) jMock
5 5 (1.30%) JUnit
5 5 (1.30%) Maven
5 5 (1.30%) Mockito
5 5 (1.30%) SonarQube
5 5 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.04%) JIRA
6 4 (1.04%) MSI
7 3 (0.78%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.26%) WebStorm
General
1 30 (7.77%) Finance
2 16 (4.15%) Aerospace
2 16 (4.15%) Public Sector
3 7 (1.81%) Local Government
4 6 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.78%) Marketing
5 3 (0.78%) Police
5 3 (0.78%) Retail
6 2 (0.52%) Banking
6 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.52%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.26%) Electronics
7 1 (0.26%) German Language
7 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 87 (22.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (12.95%) Consultant
3 45 (11.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 39 (10.10%) DevOps Engineer
5 38 (9.84%) Architect
5 38 (9.84%) IT Engineer
6 33 (8.55%) VMware Consultant
7 27 (6.99%) Support Engineer
8 26 (6.74%) VMware Architect
9 24 (6.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (6.22%) Windows Engineer
10 23 (5.96%) VMware Engineer
11 22 (5.70%) Infrastructure Architect
11 22 (5.70%) Platform Engineer
12 19 (4.92%) Administrator
12 19 (4.92%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (4.92%) Server Engineer
12 19 (4.92%) Technical Consultant
13 18 (4.66%) Systems Administrator
14 17 (4.40%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.33%) Web Services
2 8 (2.07%) LDAP
3 6 (1.55%) J2EE
3 6 (1.55%) REST
3 6 (1.55%) Spring
4 5 (1.30%) Apache Camel
4 5 (1.30%) PowerMock
4 5 (1.30%) RESTful
4 5 (1.30%) SOAP
4 5 (1.30%) XML
5 4 (1.04%) SAML
6 3 (0.78%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.78%) WSH
7 2 (0.52%) Node.js
8 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.26%) CGI
8 1 (0.26%) CSS3
8 1 (0.26%) HTML5
8 1 (0.26%) Java EE
8 1 (0.26%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.28%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.44%) Clustering
2 21 (5.44%) Replication
3 14 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.33%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (1.55%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.55%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.55%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.30%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.04%) iSeries
8 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.78%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.78%) PKI
9 3 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.78%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.52%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (0.52%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.52%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 222 (57.51%) Windows
2 148 (38.34%) Windows Server
3 111 (28.76%) Linux
4 73 (18.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (16.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 59 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (11.40%) Windows 10
8 31 (8.03%) Windows Server 2019
9 25 (6.48%) CentOS
10 17 (4.40%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.81%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.55%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.78%) Unix
15 3 (0.78%) VMS
16 2 (0.52%) HPUX
16 2 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (27.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 68 (17.62%) Migration
3 67 (17.36%) ITIL
4 58 (15.03%) DevOps
5 43 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (11.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (7.25%) Service Management
9 25 (6.48%) IT Strategy
10 24 (6.22%) ITIL V3
10 24 (6.22%) Presales
11 23 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (5.18%) Configuration Management
12 20 (5.18%) Technical Leadership
13 19 (4.92%) Patch Management
13 19 (4.92%) Project Management
14 18 (4.66%) Virtual Environments
15 16 (4.15%) Business Development
16 15 (3.89%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 102 (26.42%) PowerShell
2 38 (9.84%) SQL
3 19 (4.92%) Bash Shell
3 19 (4.92%) Python
4 13 (3.37%) Shell Script
5 10 (2.59%) VBScript
6 7 (1.81%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.81%) VB
7 6 (1.55%) C
7 6 (1.55%) Java
8 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 82 (21.24%) Security Cleared
2 71 (18.39%) SC Cleared
3 61 (15.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (13.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 47 (12.18%) MCSE
6 41 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (9.84%) CCNA
8 37 (9.59%) MCSA
9 22 (5.70%) Degree
10 16 (4.15%) MCITP
10 16 (4.15%) MCP
11 14 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (2.59%) CCNP
13 9 (2.33%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.04%) CCA
14 4 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.04%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (1.04%) VCDX
15 3 (0.78%) HNC
15 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.59%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) GDPR
3 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 234 (60.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 163 (42.23%) Active Directory
3 80 (20.73%) VMware ESXi
4 68 (17.62%) VMware NSX
5 54 (13.99%) XenApp
6 48 (12.44%) Hyper-V
7 42 (10.88%) vCloud
8 40 (10.36%) XenDesktop
9 33 (8.55%) Virtual Servers
10 23 (5.96%) Docker
11 16 (4.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (2.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (2.33%) DFS Replication
13 8 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.78%) NFS
16 2 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.52%) StorNext
16 2 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 64 (16.58%) vCenter Server
2 60 (15.54%) vRealize
3 50 (12.95%) Terraform
4 48 (12.44%) SCCM
5 47 (12.18%) Ansible
6 25 (6.48%) Kubernetes
7 19 (4.92%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (4.15%) SCOM
9 14 (3.63%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (3.11%) Puppet
11 11 (2.85%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (1.55%) Nagios
14 5 (1.30%) Nessus
14 5 (1.30%) WSUS
15 4 (1.04%) NetBackup
15 4 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
16 3 (0.78%) AirWatch
16 3 (0.78%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 371 (96.11%) VMware
2 175 (45.34%) Microsoft
3 104 (26.94%) Cisco
4 83 (21.50%) Citrix
5 77 (19.95%) Dell
6 72 (18.65%) EMC
7 70 (18.13%) Veeam
8 60 (15.54%) HP
9 51 (13.21%) NetApp
10 38 (9.84%) Fortinet
11 30 (7.77%) IBM
12 25 (6.48%) Red Hat
13 20 (5.18%) Meraki
13 20 (5.18%) SonicWALL
14 18 (4.66%) Sophos
15 16 (4.15%) Brocade
15 16 (4.15%) CommVault
16 13 (3.37%) Juniper
17 12 (3.11%) Atlassian
17 12 (3.11%) SolarWinds