Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > South East
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 372 200 358
Rank change year-on-year -172 +158 -29
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 78 88 158
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 1.12% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 2.41% 6.02% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 65 52 133
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £27,850
25th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.22% - -10.00%
75th Percentile £56,500 £60,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £64,200 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -18.18% +15.79% -5.00%

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 3,240 1,461 4,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.23% 18.53% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,208 1,196 3,537
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £56,628 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.96% +10.00% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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
Thames Valley -110 23 £38,750 -24.39% 10
Hampshire -126 23 £55,000 +15.79% 8
Surrey -54 19 £39,000 -37.60% 1
Berkshire -89 15 £45,000 -18.18% 3
East Sussex -49 7 £33,250 +2.31% 2
Buckinghamshire -66 6 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Kent - 5 £40,000 - 5
Oxfordshire -33 2 £34,250 +16.10% 2
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 76 (97.44%) VMware
2 63 (80.77%) Microsoft
3 53 (67.95%) Windows
4 52 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 50 (64.10%) Windows Server
6 43 (55.13%) Azure
7 38 (48.72%) PowerShell
7 38 (48.72%) Microsoft 365
8 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
8 36 (46.15%) Active Directory
9 33 (42.31%) DNS
10 30 (38.46%) Linux
11 29 (37.18%) DHCP
11 29 (37.18%) Firewall
12 26 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
13 25 (32.05%) Social Skills
14 23 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
15 21 (26.92%) SaaS
15 21 (26.92%) DevOps
16 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (25.64%) IIS
17 19 (24.36%) Data Centre
17 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2016
18 18 (23.08%) vCenter Server
18 18 (23.08%) AWS
18 18 (23.08%) SAN
19 17 (21.79%) Cisco
19 17 (21.79%) Project Management
19 17 (21.79%) PaaS

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 20 (25.64%) IIS
2 15 (19.23%) SharePoint
3 11 (14.10%) CMS
3 11 (14.10%) Confluence
3 11 (14.10%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (14.10%) Umbraco
3 11 (14.10%) WordPress
4 10 (12.82%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.28%) Apache
6 1 (1.28%) JBoss
6 1 (1.28%) nginx
6 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 43 (55.13%) Azure
2 38 (48.72%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (26.92%) SaaS
4 18 (23.08%) AWS
5 17 (21.79%) PaaS
6 16 (20.51%) IaaS
7 15 (19.23%) OneDrive
8 11 (14.10%) Mimecast
9 4 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.28%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 33 (42.31%) DNS
2 29 (37.18%) DHCP
2 29 (37.18%) Firewall
3 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
4 18 (23.08%) SAN
5 16 (20.51%) VLAN
6 12 (15.38%) VoIP
6 12 (15.38%) VPN
7 11 (14.10%) IPsec
7 11 (14.10%) LAN
7 11 (14.10%) SSL
8 10 (12.82%) FTP
9 9 (11.54%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (11.54%) WAN
10 7 (8.97%) Internet
10 7 (8.97%) Network Security
11 6 (7.69%) NAS
11 6 (7.69%) VSAN
12 5 (6.41%) IPv4
12 5 (6.41%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.13%) MySQL
2 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (19.23%) JIRA
2 11 (14.10%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.28%) git-flow
3 1 (1.28%) GitLab
3 1 (1.28%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.28%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.28%) PyCharm
3 1 (1.28%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.28%) Subversion
3 1 (1.28%) WebStorm
General
1 25 (32.05%) Social Skills
2 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (14.10%) Back Office
3 11 (14.10%) Electronics
3 11 (14.10%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (14.10%) Presentation Skills
4 6 (7.69%) Finance
5 5 (6.41%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (5.13%) Marketing
6 4 (5.13%) Military
7 3 (3.85%) Legal
8 2 (2.56%) Retail
8 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.28%) Advertising
9 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.28%) Automotive
9 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.28%) Police
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) 3rd Line Support
2 13 (16.67%) Analyst
2 13 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 12 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 11 (14.10%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) IT Manager
4 11 (14.10%) Support Analyst
5 10 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (11.54%) Support Engineer
7 8 (10.26%) Administrator
8 7 (8.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (8.97%) Server Engineer
9 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) REST
2 4 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (5.13%) Web Services
3 3 (3.85%) WSH
4 2 (2.56%) Middleware
5 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.28%) CSS
5 1 (1.28%) CSS3
5 1 (1.28%) HTML
5 1 (1.28%) HTML5
5 1 (1.28%) J2EE
5 1 (1.28%) JPA
5 1 (1.28%) Node.js
5 1 (1.28%) React
5 1 (1.28%) Spring
5 1 (1.28%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.28%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.10%) User Experience
3 5 (6.41%) Clustering
3 5 (6.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.13%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.56%) NHS
7 1 (1.28%) Replication
7 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 53 (67.95%) Windows
2 50 (64.10%) Windows Server
3 30 (38.46%) Linux
4 26 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
5 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (20.51%) Windows 10
8 12 (15.38%) Android
9 11 (14.10%) Apple iOS
10 6 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (5.13%) CentOS
11 4 (5.13%) Debian
12 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.28%) AIX
13 1 (1.28%) Unix
13 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.92%) DevOps
3 17 (21.79%) Project Management
4 14 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (14.10%) BCP
6 11 (14.10%) Data Analysis
6 11 (14.10%) IT Strategy
6 11 (14.10%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (14.10%) Visualisation
7 10 (12.82%) Data Centre Operations
7 10 (12.82%) Full Stack Development
8 8 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (10.26%) ITIL
9 7 (8.97%) ITSM
10 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
10 6 (7.69%) Service Management
11 5 (6.41%) Migration
11 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.72%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.10%) SQL
3 10 (12.82%) Bash Shell
4 8 (10.26%) Python
5 5 (6.41%) C
5 5 (6.41%) Java
6 4 (5.13%) C++
6 4 (5.13%) Ruby
7 3 (3.85%) VBScript
8 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.10%) Degree
3 6 (7.69%) CCNA
3 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.13%) MCSA
4 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) VCAP
7 1 (1.28%) CCNP
7 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.28%) MCP
7 1 (1.28%) MCSE
7 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 11 (14.10%) VMware Workstation
4 10 (12.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.85%) XenApp
8 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.28%) Docker
9 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.28%) NFS
9 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (23.08%) vCenter Server
2 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (11.54%) vRealize
4 8 (10.26%) PowerCLI
5 6 (7.69%) Ansible
6 4 (5.13%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.85%) SCCM
7 3 (3.85%) SCOM
8 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.56%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (2.56%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.28%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.28%) Puppet
9 1 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 76 (97.44%) VMware
2 63 (80.77%) Microsoft
3 17 (21.79%) Cisco
4 14 (17.95%) Citrix
4 14 (17.95%) Palo Alto
5 12 (15.38%) Sage
5 12 (15.38%) Sophos
6 11 (14.10%) Sitecore
7 10 (12.82%) EMC
8 9 (11.54%) Dell
9 5 (6.41%) NetApp
9 5 (6.41%) Red Hat
9 5 (6.41%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.85%) Avaya
10 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.85%) Ivanti
10 3 (3.85%) Veeam
11 2 (2.56%) IBM
11 2 (2.56%) Intel
11 2 (2.56%) Juniper