Period
to 21 January 2021

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

VMware vSphere
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 238 357 346
Rank change year-on-year +119 -11 -27
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 84 129 186
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 0.56% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 4.59% 3.44% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 49 113 139
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £31,100 £29,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £46,125 £45,000
% change year-on-year +19.24% +2.50% -

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 1,832 3,749 3,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.27% 16.15% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,489 3,078 3,224
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,250 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the South East.

Salary trend for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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 21 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
Hampshire +90 44 £40,000 +3.90% 8
Thames Valley +104 19 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Berkshire +59 16 £56,000 +4.19% 1
Surrey +63 13 £62,500 +56.25% 3
Oxfordshire +48 3 £29,500 -26.25% 1
Kent +33 3 £41,500 -2.35% 2
West Sussex +18 3 £27,500 -42.71%
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 81 (96.43%) VMware
2 64 (76.19%) Windows
3 59 (70.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (69.05%) Active Directory
5 47 (55.95%) Microsoft
6 44 (52.38%) DNS
6 44 (52.38%) Security Cleared
7 43 (51.19%) Linux
8 42 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 40 (47.62%) DHCP
10 39 (46.43%) VMware ESXi
11 34 (40.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (36.90%) Windows Server 2016
13 30 (35.71%) ITIL
14 26 (30.95%) Firewall
15 25 (29.76%) Windows 10
16 24 (28.57%) Windows Server
16 24 (28.57%) MS Exchange
17 23 (27.38%) Virtual Servers
17 23 (27.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 21 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
18 21 (25.00%) CentOS
19 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (22.62%) SCCM
20 19 (22.62%) VMware NSX
21 18 (21.43%) SAN
21 18 (21.43%) ITIL V3
22 17 (20.24%) Exchange Server 2010
22 17 (20.24%) Continuous Improvement
22 17 (20.24%) IT Strategy

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 24 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 21 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (20.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.19%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.86%) AWS
2 14 (16.67%) Azure
3 11 (13.10%) Office 365
4 9 (10.71%) IaaS
5 7 (8.33%) PaaS
5 7 (8.33%) SaaS
6 4 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.76%) Azure Functions
6 4 (4.76%) Logic Apps
6 4 (4.76%) OneDrive
6 4 (4.76%) Serverless
7 3 (3.57%) GitHub
7 3 (3.57%) SonarCloud
8 1 (1.19%) GCP
8 1 (1.19%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (52.38%) DNS
2 40 (47.62%) DHCP
3 26 (30.95%) Firewall
4 18 (21.43%) SAN
5 16 (19.05%) VSAN
6 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 11 (13.10%) VLAN
8 7 (8.33%) LAN
8 7 (8.33%) Skype
8 7 (8.33%) WAN
9 6 (7.14%) VPN
10 4 (4.76%) IPv4
11 3 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.38%) DKIM
12 2 (2.38%) DMARC
12 2 (2.38%) FTP
12 2 (2.38%) MPLS
13 1 (1.19%) Broadband
13 1 (1.19%) SSL
13 1 (1.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) MariaDB
1 9 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.76%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) GitLab
1 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (3.57%) Marketing
2 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Police
3 1 (1.19%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 18 (21.43%) Platform Engineer
2 15 (17.86%) IT Engineer
3 12 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (13.10%) VMware Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Consultant
8 6 (7.14%) Senior Platform Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Server Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
9 5 (5.95%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (5.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Windows Server Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) SAML
2 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.95%) Replication
4 4 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.57%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.38%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.19%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.19%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.19%) PKI
7 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.19%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 64 (76.19%) Windows
2 43 (51.19%) Linux
3 34 (40.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (36.90%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (29.76%) Windows 10
6 24 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 21 (25.00%) CentOS
8 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
11 3 (3.57%) VMS
12 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.71%) ITIL
2 23 (27.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (21.43%) ITIL V3
4 17 (20.24%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (20.24%) IT Strategy
4 17 (20.24%) Service Management
5 15 (17.86%) DevOps
6 14 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (16.67%) Project Management
7 13 (15.48%) Configuration Management
8 12 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (10.71%) Application Packaging
10 9 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (9.52%) Release Management
11 8 (9.52%) Time Management
12 7 (8.33%) Migration
13 6 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
14 5 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
15 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.95%) C
3 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.38%) Python
3 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 42 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (16.67%) MCSA
4 14 (16.67%) MCSE
5 11 (13.10%) MCP
6 4 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.38%) Degree
7 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.38%) VCAP
7 2 (2.38%) VCDX
8 1 (1.19%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.19%) CCNA
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.19%) HNC
8 1 (1.19%) MCITP
8 1 (1.19%) MCTS
8 1 (1.19%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (70.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (69.05%) Active Directory
3 39 (46.43%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (27.38%) Virtual Servers
5 19 (22.62%) VMware NSX
6 16 (19.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (10.71%) Docker
8 5 (5.95%) vCloud
9 4 (4.76%) DFS Replication
10 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
10 3 (3.57%) XenApp
11 2 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
12 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (22.62%) SCCM
2 11 (13.10%) vCenter Server
3 10 (11.90%) Terraform
4 9 (10.71%) Ansible
4 9 (10.71%) Kubernetes
5 7 (8.33%) SCOM
5 7 (8.33%) vRealize
6 4 (4.76%) Nagios
7 3 (3.57%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (3.57%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.38%) Rsyslog
9 1 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.19%) Nessus
9 1 (1.19%) vMotion
9 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (96.43%) VMware
2 47 (55.95%) Microsoft
3 14 (16.67%) Dell
3 14 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 12 (14.29%) EMC
5 11 (13.10%) Cisco
6 9 (10.71%) Atlassian
6 9 (10.71%) Citrix
7 5 (5.95%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (4.76%) F5
8 4 (4.76%) HP
9 3 (3.57%) McAfee
9 3 (3.57%) Veeam
10 2 (2.38%) CommVault
10 2 (2.38%) Oracle
10 2 (2.38%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.19%) Arqiva
11 1 (1.19%) ConnectWise