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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > South East
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 383 283 326
Rank change year-on-year -100 +43 -15
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 90 93 102
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.70% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 3.72% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 69 64 70
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,300 £32,375
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,000 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £41,500 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.20% -13.54% +6.67%
75th Percentile £51,000 £64,500 £56,938
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,525 £65,000
England median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +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 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 3,447 2,501 2,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.33% 18.87% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,365 1,977 2,228
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Surrey -55 27 £32,500 -40.91% 2
Hampshire -78 23 £59,000 +47.50% 7
Thames Valley -44 21 £34,500 -13.75% 5
Buckinghamshire -44 13 £30,000 -25.00% 3
West Sussex +8 11 £41,000 +49.09%
Berkshire -12 7 £35,000 -12.50% 2
East Sussex -10 6 £40,000 +20.30%
Kent -53 2 £45,000 - 7
Oxfordshire - 1 £40,000 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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 84 (93.33%) VMware
2 53 (58.89%) Windows
2 53 (58.89%) Microsoft
3 52 (57.78%) Linux
3 52 (57.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 46 (51.11%) Microsoft 365
6 43 (47.78%) Azure
7 40 (44.44%) Windows Server
8 36 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 34 (37.78%) Firewall
10 33 (36.67%) Social Skills
11 32 (35.56%) Security Cleared
11 32 (35.56%) VMware ESXi
12 30 (33.33%) SC Cleared
12 30 (33.33%) ITIL
13 29 (32.22%) DNS
14 27 (30.00%) PowerShell
14 27 (30.00%) vCenter Server
15 25 (27.78%) TCP/IP
16 24 (26.67%) SAN
16 24 (26.67%) DHCP
16 24 (26.67%) Finance
16 24 (26.67%) AWS
17 23 (25.56%) Citrix
18 22 (24.44%) Cisco
18 22 (24.44%) Red Hat
18 22 (24.44%) CentOS
19 19 (21.11%) Problem-Solving
19 19 (21.11%) Inclusion and Diversity

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 17 (18.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.56%) IIS
3 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.33%) Confluence
5 2 (2.22%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 46 (51.11%) Microsoft 365
2 43 (47.78%) Azure
3 24 (26.67%) AWS
4 6 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.56%) IaaS
5 5 (5.56%) PaaS
6 4 (4.44%) SaaS
7 3 (3.33%) Azure Storage
7 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.11%) GCP
8 1 (1.11%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (37.78%) Firewall
2 29 (32.22%) DNS
3 25 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 24 (26.67%) DHCP
4 24 (26.67%) SAN
5 18 (20.00%) Network Security
6 15 (16.67%) LAN
6 15 (16.67%) WAN
7 12 (13.33%) SNMP
8 10 (11.11%) PBX
9 7 (7.78%) VPN
10 6 (6.67%) DMARC
10 6 (6.67%) VSAN
11 4 (4.44%) Internet
11 4 (4.44%) VLAN
12 2 (2.22%) BGP
12 2 (2.22%) Cisco Firepower
12 2 (2.22%) NGFW
12 2 (2.22%) OSPF
12 2 (2.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.56%) MariaDB
4 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.33%) MySQL
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.11%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.11%) Metadata
5 1 (1.11%) Power BI
5 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.11%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) GitLab
1 4 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.11%) AutoIt
3 1 (1.11%) Subversion
3 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (36.67%) Social Skills
2 24 (26.67%) Finance
3 19 (21.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 16 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (17.78%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.22%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.11%) Advertising
7 1 (1.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (32.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (17.78%) Systems Engineer
3 14 (15.56%) Infrastructure Support
4 11 (12.22%) Analyst
4 11 (12.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Graduate
6 8 (8.89%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Junior
7 6 (6.67%) IT Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 4 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.44%) Architect
9 4 (4.44%) Hardware Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Junior Hardware Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (3.33%) LDAP
2 1 (1.11%) .NET
2 1 (1.11%) Ajax
2 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (1.11%) HTML
2 1 (1.11%) HTML5
2 1 (1.11%) jQuery
2 1 (1.11%) Kafka
2 1 (1.11%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.11%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (1.11%) REST
2 1 (1.11%) WCF
2 1 (1.11%) WebSockets
2 1 (1.11%) WinForms
2 1 (1.11%) WPF
2 1 (1.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) Cyberattack
1 17 (18.89%) Cybercrime
1 17 (18.89%) Data Centre
2 13 (14.44%) Cyber Defence
3 10 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (10.00%) Fibre Optics
4 9 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (5.56%) PKI
6 4 (4.44%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.44%) IoT
7 3 (3.33%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.22%) CESG
8 2 (2.22%) HP Storage
8 2 (2.22%) Replication
8 2 (2.22%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (1.11%) Clustering
9 1 (1.11%) CMDB
9 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.11%) iSeries
9 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 53 (58.89%) Windows
2 52 (57.78%) Linux
3 40 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 22 (24.44%) CentOS
5 18 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2019
7 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (14.44%) Windows 10
9 10 (11.11%) Kali Linux
10 9 (10.00%) VMS
11 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (33.33%) ITIL
3 19 (21.11%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (20.00%) Project Management
5 17 (18.89%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 17 (18.89%) Project Delivery
5 17 (18.89%) Threat Intelligence
6 13 (14.44%) DevOps
7 11 (12.22%) Change Management
7 11 (12.22%) Cyber Intelligence
7 11 (12.22%) Test Automation
8 10 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 9 (10.00%) Security Architecture
9 9 (10.00%) Systems Engineering
9 9 (10.00%) Test Management
9 9 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 9 (10.00%) V-Model
10 8 (8.89%) Mathematics
10 8 (8.89%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 18 (20.00%) Python
3 16 (17.78%) Bash
4 2 (2.22%) C
4 2 (2.22%) SQL
5 1 (1.11%) C#
5 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (35.56%) Security Cleared
2 30 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (10.00%) Degree
5 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.44%) CCNP
6 4 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.44%) HND
7 2 (2.22%) CCA
7 2 (2.22%) CCIE
7 2 (2.22%) CCNA
7 2 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.22%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 52 (57.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 32 (35.56%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.11%) XenApp
5 6 (6.67%) Docker
6 4 (4.44%) Firmware
7 2 (2.22%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.22%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (2.22%) iptables
7 2 (2.22%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.11%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (30.00%) vCenter Server
2 17 (18.89%) SCCM
3 13 (14.44%) SCOM
4 10 (11.11%) Ansible
5 7 (7.78%) Kubernetes
5 7 (7.78%) Terraform
6 5 (5.56%) Nagios
7 4 (4.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (3.33%) Rancher
9 2 (2.22%) Avamar
9 2 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (2.22%) NetCrunch
9 2 (2.22%) Packer
9 2 (2.22%) PowerCLI
9 2 (2.22%) vRealize
10 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 84 (93.33%) VMware
2 53 (58.89%) Microsoft
3 23 (25.56%) Citrix
4 22 (24.44%) Cisco
4 22 (24.44%) Red Hat
5 15 (16.67%) HP
6 12 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 10 (11.11%) EMC
7 10 (11.11%) NetApp
8 8 (8.89%) Veeam
8 8 (8.89%) Zerto
9 7 (7.78%) Oracle
10 5 (5.56%) Dell
11 4 (4.44%) Atlassian
11 4 (4.44%) IBM
11 4 (4.44%) Juniper
11 4 (4.44%) ServiceNow
11 4 (4.44%) Splunk
12 3 (3.33%) SaltStack
13 2 (2.22%) ArcSight