Period
to 27 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > London
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 403 443 458
Rank change year-on-year +40 +15 +3
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 129 281 361
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.56% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 2.40% 3.16% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 142 280 335
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +15.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £72,625 £78,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5,385 8,894 10,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.43% 17.57% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4,487 7,453 8,589
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in London

vSphere
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing vSphere in London.

Salary trend for vSphere in London

vSphere
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing vSphere in London over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for vSphere in London

vSphere
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 6 months to 27 February 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
Central London +76 13 £57,500 +9.52% 5
East London +19 2 £40,000 -55.56% 3
South London +27 1 £57,500 -4.17% 5
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 124 (96.12%) VMware
2 76 (58.91%) Firewall
3 69 (53.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (48.84%) Windows
5 59 (45.74%) Microsoft
6 54 (41.86%) SAN
7 48 (37.21%) Active Directory
7 48 (37.21%) Windows Server
8 45 (34.88%) Microsoft 365
9 44 (34.11%) vCenter Server
10 42 (32.56%) vRealize
10 42 (32.56%) Dell
11 39 (30.23%) EMC
12 38 (29.46%) VMware NSX
13 37 (28.68%) PowerShell
13 37 (28.68%) Azure
14 36 (27.91%) Cisco
15 35 (27.13%) DHCP
15 35 (27.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 35 (27.13%) Data Centre
16 34 (26.36%) DNS
17 32 (24.81%) VSAN
18 31 (24.03%) vCloud
18 31 (24.03%) Fortinet
19 30 (23.26%) Linux
20 29 (22.48%) Migration
20 29 (22.48%) Hyper-V
21 25 (19.38%) Finance
22 24 (18.60%) Citrix
23 22 (17.05%) AWS

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 17 (13.18%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.65%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 45 (34.88%) Microsoft 365
2 37 (28.68%) Azure
3 22 (17.05%) AWS
4 8 (6.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.88%) IaaS
5 5 (3.88%) SaaS
6 3 (2.33%) GCP
6 3 (2.33%) OneDrive
6 3 (2.33%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.55%) Cloud Run
8 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (58.91%) Firewall
2 54 (41.86%) SAN
3 35 (27.13%) DHCP
4 34 (26.36%) DNS
5 32 (24.81%) VSAN
6 17 (13.18%) TCP/IP
7 13 (10.08%) Network Security
8 12 (9.30%) LAN
9 11 (8.53%) NetScaler
9 11 (8.53%) WAN
10 10 (7.75%) VPN
11 9 (6.98%) Internet
11 9 (6.98%) VLAN
12 6 (4.65%) Skype
12 6 (4.65%) VoIP
13 5 (3.88%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (3.88%) SSL
14 4 (3.10%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (3.10%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.78%) Big Data
3 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.33%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.33%) MSI
3 2 (1.55%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.78%) GitLab
4 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (19.38%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.88%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.55%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Legal
4 2 (1.55%) Police
4 2 (1.55%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (24.81%) Architect
2 30 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (21.71%) VMware Architect
4 21 (16.28%) Consultant
5 18 (13.95%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (12.40%) VMware Consultant
7 14 (10.85%) Senior Architect
7 14 (10.85%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (10.08%) IT Engineer
8 13 (10.08%) Support Engineer
9 12 (9.30%) Senior VMware Architect
10 11 (8.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (6.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (6.20%) IT Support
11 8 (6.20%) Senior Consultant
11 8 (6.20%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (5.43%) Analyst
13 6 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
13 6 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.33%) LDAP
2 2 (1.55%) WSH
3 1 (0.78%) CGI
3 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.13%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.65%) Hedge funds
3 5 (3.88%) Replication
4 4 (3.10%) EMC VNX
4 4 (3.10%) iSeries
5 2 (1.55%) Clustering
5 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
6 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.78%) Life Science
6 1 (0.78%) PKI
6 1 (0.78%) Robotics
6 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (48.84%) Windows
2 48 (37.21%) Windows Server
3 30 (23.26%) Linux
4 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (10.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (6.20%) CentOS
7 7 (5.43%) Ubuntu
8 6 (4.65%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (3.10%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.33%) Unix
10 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.33%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.55%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.78%) SUSE
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (22.48%) Migration
3 13 (10.08%) Presales
4 12 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (8.53%) Business Continuity
5 11 (8.53%) ITIL
6 10 (7.75%) DevOps
6 10 (7.75%) Patch Management
7 8 (6.20%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.43%) Asset Management
8 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure as Code
8 7 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (5.43%) Server Management
9 6 (4.65%) ITSM
10 5 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 5 (3.88%) Server Virtualisation
11 4 (3.10%) IT Strategy
11 4 (3.10%) Network Virtualisation
11 4 (3.10%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.68%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.85%) SQL
3 9 (6.98%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.65%) VB
5 5 (3.88%) VBScript
6 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.33%) Perl
7 2 (1.55%) Go
7 2 (1.55%) Python
7 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.78%) C
8 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (16.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 20 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (11.63%) CCNA
5 12 (9.30%) MCITP
6 10 (7.75%) MCSA
7 8 (6.20%) CCNP
7 8 (6.20%) MCSE
8 4 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.10%) Degree
9 2 (1.55%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.55%) CCA
9 2 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.55%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.78%) MCP
10 1 (0.78%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (53.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (37.21%) Active Directory
3 38 (29.46%) VMware NSX
4 31 (24.03%) vCloud
5 29 (22.48%) Hyper-V
6 15 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (10.85%) XenApp
7 14 (10.85%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.88%) StorNext
8 5 (3.88%) Xsan
9 4 (3.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (3.10%) Docker
9 4 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.33%) DFS Replication
10 3 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.55%) NFS
12 1 (0.78%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (34.11%) vCenter Server
2 42 (32.56%) vRealize
3 16 (12.40%) SCCM
4 14 (10.85%) Ansible
5 13 (10.08%) Terraform
6 9 (6.98%) SCOM
7 8 (6.20%) Backup Exec
8 7 (5.43%) Kubernetes
9 4 (3.10%) Puppet
9 4 (3.10%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 3 (2.33%) AirWatch
10 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (1.55%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.55%) Grafana
11 2 (1.55%) Istio
11 2 (1.55%) Knative
11 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (1.55%) Nagios
11 2 (1.55%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 124 (96.12%) VMware
2 59 (45.74%) Microsoft
3 42 (32.56%) Dell
4 39 (30.23%) EMC
5 36 (27.91%) Cisco
6 31 (24.03%) Fortinet
7 24 (18.60%) Citrix
8 21 (16.28%) HP
9 20 (15.50%) Veeam
10 14 (10.85%) IBM
11 12 (9.30%) Juniper
12 11 (8.53%) SonicWALL
13 9 (6.98%) NetApp
13 9 (6.98%) Red Hat
14 7 (5.43%) Brocade
15 6 (4.65%) Avaya
15 6 (4.65%) Supermicro
16 5 (3.88%) Isilon
16 5 (3.88%) Meraki
16 5 (3.88%) Sophos