Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 504 413 439
Rank change year-on-year -91 +26 +3
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 463 518 939
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 2.75% 3.83% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 382 407 777
10th Percentile £32,884 £31,700 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £38,375 £36,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £67,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £67,500
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 16,849 13,526 22,572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 17.53% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12,641 11,227 18,659
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £25,875
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.62% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £69,199
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -77 132 £57,500 -11.54% 18
South East -23 88 £41,500 -12.63% 19
Midlands -10 78 £40,000 +3.54% 14
North of England -6 75 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North West +16 58 £45,000 +5.88% 5
East of England -39 57 £47,500 +11.76% 6
East Midlands 0 40 £42,067 +14.26% 6
West Midlands -35 38 £36,000 -15.29% 8
South West -80 33 £55,000 +15.79% 11
North East -9 13 £35,000 -11.39% 1
Yorkshire -51 4 £45,000 +13.21% 3
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 437 (94.38%) VMware
2 305 (65.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 296 (63.93%) Microsoft
4 273 (58.96%) Windows
5 238 (51.40%) Azure
6 226 (48.81%) Active Directory
7 200 (43.20%) Windows Server
8 174 (37.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 168 (36.29%) Microsoft 365
10 152 (32.83%) DNS
11 140 (30.24%) PowerShell
12 138 (29.81%) Citrix
13 130 (28.08%) Cisco
14 126 (27.21%) SAN
15 123 (26.57%) Firewall
16 121 (26.13%) DHCP
17 115 (24.84%) Linux
18 106 (22.89%) ITIL
19 104 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
20 103 (22.25%) TCP/IP
21 100 (21.60%) AWS
22 93 (20.09%) Hyper-V
23 84 (18.14%) XenDesktop
23 84 (18.14%) SQL Server
23 84 (18.14%) Finance
24 82 (17.71%) Dell
25 81 (17.49%) Microsoft Certification
25 81 (17.49%) MS Exchange
25 81 (17.49%) Social Skills
26 78 (16.85%) Veeam

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 81 (17.49%) MS Exchange
2 51 (11.02%) SharePoint
3 33 (7.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (3.24%) IIS
5 15 (3.24%) Skype for Business
6 12 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.51%) Confluence
8 7 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.08%) Apache
9 5 (1.08%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.65%) CMS
11 3 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.65%) WordPress
12 2 (0.43%) nginx
13 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 50 (10.80%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 238 (51.40%) Azure
2 168 (36.29%) Microsoft 365
3 100 (21.60%) AWS
4 48 (10.37%) SaaS
5 45 (9.72%) IaaS
6 44 (9.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 37 (7.99%) PaaS
8 27 (5.83%) OneDrive
9 14 (3.02%) Azure Logic Apps
10 13 (2.81%) Power Platform
11 11 (2.38%) GCP
12 8 (1.73%) Azure Event Grid
12 8 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (1.73%) GitHub
13 6 (1.30%) Google Play
14 5 (1.08%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.86%) Azure Stack
15 4 (0.86%) Azure Storage
15 4 (0.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 152 (32.83%) DNS
2 126 (27.21%) SAN
3 123 (26.57%) Firewall
4 121 (26.13%) DHCP
5 103 (22.25%) TCP/IP
6 53 (11.45%) VSAN
7 46 (9.94%) VLAN
8 43 (9.29%) VPN
9 41 (8.86%) LAN
10 35 (7.56%) VoIP
11 33 (7.13%) WAN
12 29 (6.26%) Remote Desktop
13 27 (5.83%) NetScaler
14 24 (5.18%) Fibre Channel
15 22 (4.75%) NAS
15 22 (4.75%) SSL
16 21 (4.54%) Network Security
17 20 (4.32%) Skype
18 19 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
19 17 (3.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.10%) SQL Server 2014
3 15 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (3.24%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (1.94%) MySQL
7 7 (1.51%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.51%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.08%) Power BI
8 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.86%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.22%) Big Data
10 1 (0.22%) Redis
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 20 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.24%) JIRA
3 12 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.73%) GitLab
5 5 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.08%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.65%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.43%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.43%) DbUnit
7 2 (0.43%) jMock
7 2 (0.43%) JUnit
7 2 (0.43%) Maven
7 2 (0.43%) Mockito
7 2 (0.43%) Selenium
7 2 (0.43%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 84 (18.14%) Finance
2 81 (17.49%) Social Skills
3 34 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (7.13%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.59%) Aerospace
6 10 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.16%) Military
7 9 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.73%) Legal
9 6 (1.30%) Games
9 6 (1.30%) Mandarin Language
9 6 (1.30%) Retail
10 5 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (0.86%) Banking
11 4 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (0.65%) Back Office
12 3 (0.65%) Local Government
12 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 129 (27.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 89 (19.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 59 (12.74%) Support Engineer
4 42 (9.07%) 3rd Line Support
5 41 (8.86%) IT Engineer
6 40 (8.64%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (7.99%) Consultant
8 36 (7.78%) Cloud Engineer
9 34 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 34 (7.34%) DevOps Engineer
10 32 (6.91%) Windows Engineer
11 31 (6.70%) VMware Engineer
12 28 (6.05%) Azure Engineer
13 26 (5.62%) Analyst
14 23 (4.97%) Senior Support Engineer
15 21 (4.54%) Architect
15 21 (4.54%) IT Support
16 20 (4.32%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (4.10%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.75%) Web Services
2 10 (2.16%) REST
3 7 (1.51%) CGI
4 6 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.65%) .NET
5 3 (0.65%) Flash
5 3 (0.65%) Middleware
5 3 (0.65%) XML
6 2 (0.43%) ADO
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Camel
6 2 (0.43%) J2EE
6 2 (0.43%) JSON
6 2 (0.43%) ModSecurity
6 2 (0.43%) OpenID
6 2 (0.43%) PowerMock
6 2 (0.43%) RESTful
6 2 (0.43%) SOAP
6 2 (0.43%) Spring
6 2 (0.43%) WSH
6 2 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (16.63%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.64%) Replication
3 29 (6.26%) Clustering
4 16 (3.46%) EMC VNX
4 16 (3.46%) Enterprise Storage
5 15 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (3.02%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.16%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.16%) Hedge funds
7 10 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.16%) PKI
7 10 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.16%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.94%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.73%) iPhone
10 7 (1.51%) FMCG
10 7 (1.51%) iPad
10 7 (1.51%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.30%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 273 (58.96%) Windows
2 200 (43.20%) Windows Server
3 115 (24.84%) Linux
4 104 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (13.17%) Windows Server 2016
6 59 (12.74%) Windows 10
7 40 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (8.64%) Windows Server 2019
8 34 (7.34%) CentOS
9 23 (4.97%) Android
9 23 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.81%) Apple iOS
10 13 (2.81%) Ubuntu
11 11 (2.38%) Windows 7
12 8 (1.73%) SUSE
12 8 (1.73%) Unix
12 8 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.30%) Debian
14 4 (0.86%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (37.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 106 (22.89%) ITIL
3 75 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (14.04%) DevOps
5 64 (13.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 51 (11.02%) Migration
7 47 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (8.21%) Project Management
9 29 (6.26%) Service Management
10 28 (6.05%) Patch Management
11 27 (5.83%) Cybersecurity
11 27 (5.83%) Presales
12 25 (5.40%) Computer Science
12 25 (5.40%) Project Delivery
13 24 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (5.18%) Infrastructure as Code
14 23 (4.97%) Service Delivery
15 21 (4.54%) Change Control
16 18 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (3.89%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 140 (30.24%) PowerShell
2 65 (14.04%) SQL
3 42 (9.07%) Python
4 31 (6.70%) Bash Shell
5 17 (3.67%) VB
6 10 (2.16%) Java
7 9 (1.94%) VBScript
8 6 (1.30%) C
8 6 (1.30%) C++
8 6 (1.30%) Go
8 6 (1.30%) Ruby
9 4 (0.86%) C#
10 3 (0.65%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.65%) Perl
11 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) Java 8
12 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 81 (17.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (11.66%) Security Cleared
3 50 (10.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 47 (10.15%) SC Cleared
5 45 (9.72%) Degree
6 43 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (9.07%) CCNA
8 40 (8.64%) MCSA
8 40 (8.64%) MCSE
9 25 (5.40%) MCITP
10 24 (5.18%) Citrix Certification
11 22 (4.75%) DV Cleared
12 19 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (3.89%) MCP
14 9 (1.94%) CCNP
15 8 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.30%) CCA
17 4 (0.86%) AWS Certification
17 4 (0.86%) HNC
18 2 (0.43%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.81%) SLA
2 11 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.94%) GDPR
4 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.65%) NIST
6 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 305 (65.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 226 (48.81%) Active Directory
3 93 (20.09%) Hyper-V
4 84 (18.14%) XenDesktop
5 74 (15.98%) VMware ESXi
6 60 (12.96%) XenApp
7 50 (10.80%) VMware NSX
8 23 (4.97%) Virtual Servers
9 20 (4.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 19 (4.10%) Docker
11 17 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (3.46%) vCloud
13 14 (3.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (2.38%) DFS Replication
15 10 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (1.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (1.30%) NFS
16 6 (1.30%) StorNext
16 6 (1.30%) Terminal Services
16 6 (1.30%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 59 (12.74%) SCCM
2 47 (10.15%) vCenter Server
3 44 (9.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 44 (9.50%) vRealize
4 37 (7.99%) Ansible
5 26 (5.62%) Terraform
6 20 (4.32%) SCOM
7 19 (4.10%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (3.67%) Kubernetes
9 15 (3.24%) NetBackup
10 14 (3.02%) AirWatch
11 11 (2.38%) Backup Exec
12 9 (1.94%) FortiGate
13 8 (1.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 8 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (1.51%) Grafana
14 7 (1.51%) Prometheus
14 7 (1.51%) Puppet
14 7 (1.51%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 437 (94.38%) VMware
2 296 (63.93%) Microsoft
3 138 (29.81%) Citrix
4 130 (28.08%) Cisco
5 82 (17.71%) Dell
6 78 (16.85%) Veeam
7 63 (13.61%) HP
8 56 (12.10%) EMC
9 45 (9.72%) NetApp
10 31 (6.70%) Red Hat
11 27 (5.83%) 3PAR
12 26 (5.62%) SonicWALL
13 24 (5.18%) Avaya
13 24 (5.18%) Nimble Storage
14 20 (4.32%) Brocade
14 20 (4.32%) IBM
14 20 (4.32%) Sophos
15 17 (3.67%) Juniper
15 17 (3.67%) Symantec
16 16 (3.46%) Meraki