Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 223 226
Rank change year-on-year -64 +3 +13
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 282 513 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 1.47% 1.47%
As % of the System Software category 6.83% 10.35% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 223 438 578
South East median annual salary £44,500 £48,500 £44,375
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.25% +9.30% -1.39%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,250 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4131 4958 5914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.39% 14.18% 13.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3577 4216 4963
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere in the South East.

Salary trend for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Surrey +51 102 £55,000 +12.82% 4
Hampshire -36 77 £46,000 +2.22% 10
Thames Valley -127 61 £45,000 -16.67% 3
Berkshire -97 44 £45,000 -18.18% 2
West Sussex +8 23 £35,000 -22.22% 1
East Sussex -23 14 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £60,000 +71.43%
Kent +12 7 £42,500 -12.82%
Oxfordshire -24 6 £32,500 -21.69% 1
Middlesex - 2 £37,500 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 265 (93.97%) VMware
2 239 (84.75%) Windows
3 191 (67.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 156 (55.32%) Active Directory
5 147 (52.13%) Windows Server
6 126 (44.68%) Microsoft
7 115 (40.78%) Linux
8 105 (37.23%) Cisco
9 90 (31.91%) SQL Server
9 90 (31.91%) Office 365
10 85 (30.14%) Firewall
11 84 (29.79%) TCP/IP
12 83 (29.43%) SAN
13 76 (26.95%) ITIL
14 69 (24.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 68 (24.11%) SQL
16 60 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
17 59 (20.92%) MS Exchange
18 57 (20.21%) Microsoft Azure
19 54 (19.15%) SCCM
20 53 (18.79%) Microsoft Certification
21 48 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
21 48 (17.02%) PowerShell
22 47 (16.67%) Data Centre
23 46 (16.31%) HP
24 43 (15.25%) Citrix
25 42 (14.89%) Windows 10
25 42 (14.89%) CentOS
25 42 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
26 40 (14.18%) DNS

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 59 (20.92%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (8.51%) IIS
4 23 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (7.80%) OpenStack
6 18 (6.38%) Skype for Business
7 17 (6.03%) SharePoint
8 12 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (2.48%) Zimbra
10 4 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.42%) SAS
11 3 (1.06%) Apache
11 3 (1.06%) nginx
12 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 90 (31.91%) Office 365
2 57 (20.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (9.22%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (3.90%) SaaS
6 7 (2.48%) PaaS
7 6 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.13%) IaaS
8 3 (1.06%) G Suite
8 3 (1.06%) Yammer
9 2 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.71%) Heroku
9 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (30.14%) Firewall
2 84 (29.79%) TCP/IP
3 83 (29.43%) SAN
4 40 (14.18%) DNS
5 39 (13.83%) NAS
6 35 (12.41%) DHCP
6 35 (12.41%) VPN
6 35 (12.41%) WAN
7 34 (12.06%) LAN
8 29 (10.28%) VoIP
9 24 (8.51%) iSCSI
10 20 (7.09%) Network Security
10 20 (7.09%) Skype
11 19 (6.74%) VLAN
12 18 (6.38%) SSL
13 16 (5.67%) Remote Desktop
14 14 (4.96%) Ethernet
15 13 (4.61%) Internet
15 13 (4.61%) IPsec
16 9 (3.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (31.91%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.03%) Redis
3 15 (5.32%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.61%) MySQL
5 11 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (3.19%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.48%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.35%) Big Data
11 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.42%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.06%) WiX
4 1 (0.35%) JIRA
4 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (7.80%) Finance
2 11 (3.90%) Banking
3 6 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.77%) Billing
4 5 (1.77%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.42%) Advertising
5 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.06%) Retail
7 2 (0.71%) Military
7 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (23.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (14.54%) Support Engineer
3 32 (11.35%) Infrastructure Manager
4 31 (10.99%) VMware Engineer
5 29 (10.28%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (9.93%) Analyst
7 25 (8.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 23 (8.16%) IT Support
8 23 (8.16%) Support Analyst
9 22 (7.80%) IT Engineer
10 20 (7.09%) Infrastructure Support
10 20 (7.09%) Network Infrastructure Manager
10 20 (7.09%) Network Manager
11 19 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 17 (6.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (6.03%) Administrator
12 17 (6.03%) Cloud Engineer
12 17 (6.03%) Linux Support
12 17 (6.03%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (5.67%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.77%) HTML
2 4 (1.42%) Middleware
2 4 (1.42%) Web Services
3 3 (1.06%) Celery
3 3 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (1.06%) SQLAlchemy
3 3 (1.06%) Twisted
4 2 (0.71%) LAMP
4 2 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.71%) REST
4 2 (0.71%) wxWidgets
5 1 (0.35%) COM
5 1 (0.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 34 (12.06%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.96%) Handset
4 13 (4.61%) Clustering
4 13 (4.61%) Private Cloud
5 12 (4.26%) Driving Licence
6 10 (3.55%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.77%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.77%) Enterprise Cloud
8 5 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.42%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.06%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.06%) Replication
10 3 (1.06%) User Experience
11 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.71%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 239 (84.75%) Windows
2 147 (52.13%) Windows Server
3 115 (40.78%) Linux
4 69 (24.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (14.89%) CentOS
6 42 (14.89%) Windows 10
7 38 (13.48%) Windows 7
8 29 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (9.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (6.03%) Ubuntu
11 11 (3.90%) Mac OS X
11 11 (3.90%) Unix
12 6 (2.13%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.06%) Solaris
15 2 (0.71%) Debian
15 2 (0.71%) Fedora
16 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.95%) ITIL
2 40 (14.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 33 (11.70%) DevOps
4 32 (11.35%) Service Management
5 28 (9.93%) Capacity Planning
6 27 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (7.80%) High Availability
7 22 (7.80%) IT Governance
8 20 (7.09%) Infrastructure Management
9 17 (6.03%) Mentoring
10 16 (5.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (4.96%) Migration
13 13 (4.61%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 12 (4.26%) Business Continuity
14 12 (4.26%) E-Commerce
14 12 (4.26%) Problem Management
15 11 (3.90%) Change Control
16 10 (3.55%) Capacity Management
16 10 (3.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (24.11%) SQL
2 48 (17.02%) PowerShell
3 31 (10.99%) Bash Shell
4 25 (8.87%) Python
5 21 (7.45%) Perl
6 14 (4.96%) Ruby
7 6 (2.13%) C
8 4 (1.42%) Java
8 4 (1.42%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.06%) C#
9 3 (1.06%) Go
10 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.35%) C++
11 1 (0.35%) Groovy
11 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 53 (18.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (13.83%) Security Cleared
4 36 (12.77%) CCNA
5 34 (12.06%) ITIL Certification
6 30 (10.64%) MCSE
7 26 (9.22%) SC Cleared
8 22 (7.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (6.38%) MCP
10 17 (6.03%) MCSA
11 10 (3.55%) CCNP
11 10 (3.55%) VCAP
12 9 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (2.84%) MCTS
14 7 (2.48%) Degree
14 7 (2.48%) MCITP
15 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
16 3 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (1.06%) VCP6
17 2 (0.71%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.12%) SLA
2 8 (2.84%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.48%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.71%) RMADS
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 191 (67.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (55.32%) Active Directory
3 35 (12.41%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (10.99%) Hyper-V
5 23 (8.16%) vCloud
6 22 (7.80%) XenApp
7 17 (6.03%) Docker
7 17 (6.03%) XenDesktop
8 12 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (3.19%) VMware NSX
10 6 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.42%) NFS
11 4 (1.42%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.06%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.06%) Firmware
12 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.06%) XenServer
13 2 (0.71%) KVM
13 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (19.15%) SCCM
2 26 (9.22%) vCenter Server
3 20 (7.09%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (6.74%) Puppet
5 16 (5.67%) Backup Exec
6 13 (4.61%) vRealize
7 12 (4.26%) SCOM
7 12 (4.26%) WSUS
8 11 (3.90%) NetVault Backup
9 10 (3.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (3.55%) Nagios
10 9 (3.19%) Ansible
10 9 (3.19%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (2.48%) FortiGate
11 7 (2.48%) Kubernetes
11 7 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (2.48%) Pingdom
12 6 (2.13%) Opsview
13 4 (1.42%) DatAdvantage
13 4 (1.42%) vMotion
Vendors
1 265 (93.97%) VMware
2 126 (44.68%) Microsoft
3 105 (37.23%) Cisco
4 46 (16.31%) HP
5 43 (15.25%) Citrix
6 23 (8.16%) Dell
6 23 (8.16%) Red Hat
7 22 (7.80%) Veeam
8 16 (5.67%) Oracle
9 15 (5.32%) EqualLogic
10 14 (4.96%) Meraki
10 14 (4.96%) Symantec
11 13 (4.61%) Apple
11 13 (4.61%) Fortinet
12 11 (3.90%) CheckPoint
13 9 (3.19%) NetApp
13 9 (3.19%) Sophos
14 8 (2.84%) IBM
15 7 (2.48%) F5
15 7 (2.48%) New Relic