Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > South East
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 297 307 329
Rank change year-on-year +10 +22 -3
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 102 225 244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.86% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 4.06% 5.21% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 83 165 163
Median annual salary £52,000 £44,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.85% -11.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,500 £35,000 £27,800
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 2,510 4,317 4,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.69% 16.46% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,977 3,447 3,453
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

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 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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 +64 37 £60,000 +50.00% 6
Hampshire -33 22 £56,500 +25.56% 6
Berkshire +54 19 £60,000 +41.18% 4
West Sussex +40 17 £52,000 +22.35%
East Sussex +33 13 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Buckinghamshire +29 12 £36,250 -9.38% 2
Surrey +32 10 £52,500 +10.53%
Oxfordshire +35 6 £40,000 -15.79%
Kent - 2 £36,500 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 100 (98.04%) VMware
2 77 (75.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (56.86%) Windows
4 55 (53.92%) Microsoft
5 39 (38.24%) Active Directory
6 37 (36.27%) Linux
7 34 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 33 (32.35%) Cisco
9 31 (30.39%) SQL Server
10 28 (27.45%) Windows Server 2016
11 27 (26.47%) HP
11 27 (26.47%) Azure
11 27 (26.47%) AWS
12 25 (24.51%) Change Management
12 25 (24.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 24 (23.53%) Firewall
14 23 (22.55%) VMware ESXi
15 22 (21.57%) Hyper-V
15 22 (21.57%) Data Centre
15 22 (21.57%) Office 365
16 21 (20.59%) Project Management
17 20 (19.61%) SAN
17 20 (19.61%) DNS
17 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (18.63%) ITIL
19 18 (17.65%) Finance
19 18 (17.65%) Git (software)
19 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (17.65%) SQL Server 2016
20 17 (16.67%) Backup Exec

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 14 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2013
2 12 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 10 (9.80%) SharePoint
4 9 (8.82%) MS Exchange
5 6 (5.88%) Red Hat Fuse
6 5 (4.90%) IIS
6 5 (4.90%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.94%) Apache
7 3 (2.94%) Confluence
8 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (26.47%) AWS
1 27 (26.47%) Azure
2 22 (21.57%) Office 365
3 12 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.96%) GitHub
5 1 (0.98%) IaaS
5 1 (0.98%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.53%) Firewall
2 20 (19.61%) DNS
2 20 (19.61%) SAN
3 17 (16.67%) DHCP
3 17 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 11 (10.78%) NetScaler
5 8 (7.84%) VPN
6 7 (6.86%) LAN
6 7 (6.86%) VLAN
7 6 (5.88%) ADSL
7 6 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (5.88%) FTP
7 6 (5.88%) WAN
8 5 (4.90%) Skype
9 3 (2.94%) NAS
10 2 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.96%) MQTT
10 2 (1.96%) RS-232
10 2 (1.96%) RS-485
10 2 (1.96%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (30.39%) SQL Server
2 18 (17.65%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (13.73%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (10.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (4.90%) MySQL
5 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.94%) Big Data
7 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.96%) InfluxDB
7 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.96%) SQLite
8 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 15 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 12 (11.76%) DbUnit
3 12 (11.76%) jMock
3 12 (11.76%) JUnit
3 12 (11.76%) Maven
3 12 (11.76%) Mockito
3 12 (11.76%) SonarQube
4 6 (5.88%) Subversion
5 4 (3.92%) JIRA
6 2 (1.96%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.96%) GoCD
6 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.98%) GitLab
7 1 (0.98%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Back Office
3 2 (1.96%) Electronics
3 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.96%) Online Betting
3 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 13 (12.75%) Systems Engineer
2 12 (11.76%) Developer
2 12 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.78%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.78%) Technical Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Administrator
4 10 (9.80%) Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.86%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.86%) VMware Support Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Designer
8 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Designer
9 5 (4.90%) Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) IT Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) REST
1 14 (13.73%) RESTful
2 13 (12.75%) XML
3 12 (11.76%) Apache Camel
3 12 (11.76%) J2EE
3 12 (11.76%) PowerMock
3 12 (11.76%) SOAP
3 12 (11.76%) Spring
3 12 (11.76%) Web Services
4 5 (4.90%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.92%) Guice
6 3 (2.94%) Node.js
7 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.96%) Kafka
7 2 (1.96%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.96%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (1.96%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.57%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 11 (10.78%) CMDB
4 8 (7.84%) Public Cloud
5 6 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.96%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.96%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.96%) Replication
7 2 (1.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.98%) Clustering
8 1 (0.98%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.98%) IPTV
8 1 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.98%) NHS
8 1 (0.98%) PKI
8 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (56.86%) Windows
2 37 (36.27%) Linux
3 34 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 28 (27.45%) Windows Server 2016
5 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (12.75%) Unix
7 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (7.84%) AIX
9 7 (6.86%) Windows 10
9 7 (6.86%) Windows 7
9 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.92%) CentOS
11 4 (3.92%) Debian
11 4 (3.92%) Solaris
12 2 (1.96%) SUSE
13 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) Change Management
1 25 (24.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (20.59%) Project Management
3 19 (18.63%) ITIL
4 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (13.73%) Scrum
6 14 (13.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 12 (11.76%) BDD
7 12 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (11.76%) Kanban
7 12 (11.76%) Project Delivery
7 12 (11.76%) TDD
8 11 (10.78%) Data Governance
8 11 (10.78%) Information Security
8 11 (10.78%) Information Security Management
8 11 (10.78%) ISMS
8 11 (10.78%) Preventative Maintenance
8 11 (10.78%) Security Management
9 10 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) SQL
2 14 (13.73%) Bash Shell
3 13 (12.75%) Java
4 10 (9.80%) PowerShell
4 10 (9.80%) Python
5 5 (4.90%) Perl
6 3 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.96%) C#
7 2 (1.96%) C++
8 1 (0.98%) Go
8 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (12.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (10.78%) Degree
3 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.84%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.84%) VCAP
5 6 (5.88%) MCSA
5 6 (5.88%) MCSE
6 5 (4.90%) VCDX
7 4 (3.92%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.98%) CCIE
10 1 (0.98%) CCNA
10 1 (0.98%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) QA
2 11 (10.78%) GDPR
3 7 (6.86%) SLA
4 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (75.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (38.24%) Active Directory
3 23 (22.55%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (21.57%) Hyper-V
5 12 (11.76%) XenApp
5 12 (11.76%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.90%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.92%) Docker
7 4 (3.92%) NFS
7 4 (3.92%) VMware NSX
8 3 (2.94%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.98%) vCloud
10 1 (0.98%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 13 (12.75%) Ansible
3 11 (10.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 6 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 6 (5.88%) PowerCLI
4 6 (5.88%) vCenter Server
4 6 (5.88%) WSUS
5 5 (4.90%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (3.92%) SCCM
6 4 (3.92%) SELinux
7 3 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.96%) NetCrunch
8 2 (1.96%) vRealize
9 1 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.98%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.98%) SCOM
9 1 (0.98%) Terraform
Vendors
1 100 (98.04%) VMware
2 55 (53.92%) Microsoft
3 33 (32.35%) Cisco
4 27 (26.47%) HP
5 17 (16.67%) Citrix
6 16 (15.69%) Juniper
7 15 (14.71%) Symantec
8 14 (13.73%) Dell
8 14 (13.73%) EqualLogic
9 13 (12.75%) Palo Alto
10 12 (11.76%) McAfee
10 12 (11.76%) NetApp
10 12 (11.76%) Veeam
11 11 (10.78%) CommVault
11 11 (10.78%) Sophos
12 10 (9.80%) 3PAR
12 10 (9.80%) SolarWinds
13 8 (7.84%) Intel
14 7 (6.86%) Red Hat
15 5 (4.90%) Google