Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > South East
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 345 338 329
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 -34
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 121 199 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.75% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 3.35% 4.97% 6.01%
Number of salaries quoted 107 144 186
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £35,000 £31,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.67% - -

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 3,609 4,006 4,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.88% 15.02% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,931 3,249 3,520
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Hampshire -36 39 £38,500 -23.00% 12
Thames Valley +43 36 £60,000 +42.86% 4
Berkshire +34 28 £60,000 +37.14%
Surrey +23 24 £52,500 +21.39% 5
West Sussex +7 12 £48,000 +12.94% 6
East Sussex +14 8 £35,000 -3.45% 5
Oxfordshire +22 6 £40,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +7 2 £27,500 -34.52% 2
Kent - 2 £31,500 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 117 (96.69%) VMware
2 78 (64.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (60.33%) Windows
4 64 (52.89%) Microsoft
5 63 (52.07%) Active Directory
6 53 (43.80%) Linux
7 45 (37.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 44 (36.36%) Windows Server
9 41 (33.88%) Azure
10 39 (32.23%) DNS
11 36 (29.75%) AWS
11 36 (29.75%) Office 365
12 35 (28.93%) VPN
13 33 (27.27%) Firewall
14 31 (25.62%) Cisco
14 31 (25.62%) Citrix
15 30 (24.79%) DHCP
16 27 (22.31%) TCP/IP
16 27 (22.31%) HP
16 27 (22.31%) Hyper-V
17 25 (20.66%) ITIL
17 25 (20.66%) SQL Server
17 25 (20.66%) Microsoft Office
17 25 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (20.66%) Problem-Solving
18 21 (17.36%) XenDesktop
18 21 (17.36%) VMware ESXi
19 20 (16.53%) VMware NSX
19 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
20 18 (14.88%) MS Exchange

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 18 (14.88%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.44%) IIS
4 7 (5.79%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.96%) Confluence
5 6 (4.96%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.48%) Apache
7 3 (2.48%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.48%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.83%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (20.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (33.88%) Azure
2 36 (29.75%) AWS
2 36 (29.75%) Office 365
3 10 (8.26%) IaaS
4 7 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.31%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.48%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 39 (32.23%) DNS
2 35 (28.93%) VPN
3 33 (27.27%) Firewall
4 30 (24.79%) DHCP
5 27 (22.31%) TCP/IP
6 16 (13.22%) VLAN
7 15 (12.40%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (9.92%) SAN
9 11 (9.09%) WAN
10 10 (8.26%) VSAN
11 8 (6.61%) LAN
11 8 (6.61%) NetScaler
12 7 (5.79%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (5.79%) iSCSI
12 7 (5.79%) MPLS
13 6 (4.96%) ADSL
13 6 (4.96%) IPsec
13 6 (4.96%) SSL
13 6 (4.96%) VoIP
14 4 (3.31%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.31%) MySQL
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.65%) Big Data
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.44%) JIRA
3 7 (5.79%) DbUnit
3 7 (5.79%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.79%) jMock
3 7 (5.79%) JUnit
3 7 (5.79%) Maven
3 7 (5.79%) Mockito
3 7 (5.79%) SonarQube
4 3 (2.48%) MSI
5 1 (0.83%) GitLab
5 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (14.88%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Back Office
2 7 (5.79%) Online Betting
3 6 (4.96%) Marketing
4 4 (3.31%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.48%) Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.83%) Local Government
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (23.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (12.40%) Systems Engineer
2 15 (12.40%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (9.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (9.92%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (9.92%) Analyst
3 12 (9.92%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (7.44%) Azure Engineer
4 9 (7.44%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (7.44%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Support
5 8 (6.61%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.79%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 7 (5.79%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 7 (5.79%) Administrator
6 7 (5.79%) Developer
6 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 7 (5.79%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.79%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.61%) REST
1 8 (6.61%) Web Services
2 7 (5.79%) Apache Camel
2 7 (5.79%) J2EE
2 7 (5.79%) PowerMock
2 7 (5.79%) RESTful
2 7 (5.79%) SOAP
2 7 (5.79%) Spring
2 7 (5.79%) XML
3 4 (3.31%) LDAP
4 2 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.83%) CSS
5 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.83%) HTML
5 1 (0.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (12.40%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (9.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 11 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (7.44%) Private Cloud
6 8 (6.61%) Public Cloud
7 7 (5.79%) Data Centre
7 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
8 5 (4.13%) CMDB
9 4 (3.31%) Driving Licence
10 3 (2.48%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.83%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.83%) EMC VMAX
12 1 (0.83%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.83%) NHS
12 1 (0.83%) Replication
12 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (60.33%) Windows
2 53 (43.80%) Linux
3 44 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.09%) Unix
7 9 (7.44%) Windows 10
8 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.31%) Debian
9 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.65%) CentOS
10 2 (1.65%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (20.66%) ITIL
2 25 (20.66%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (12.40%) Project Management
4 14 (11.57%) Change Management
4 14 (11.57%) Project Delivery
5 13 (10.74%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 12 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.44%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (7.44%) Technical Leadership
9 8 (6.61%) Migration
10 7 (5.79%) BDD
10 7 (5.79%) Business Continuity
10 7 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (5.79%) Kanban
10 7 (5.79%) Scrum
10 7 (5.79%) Server Building
10 7 (5.79%) TDD
11 6 (4.96%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.92%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.09%) Java
3 10 (8.26%) Python
3 10 (8.26%) SQL
4 8 (6.61%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.96%) Perl
6 4 (3.31%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.31%) Ruby
7 1 (0.83%) Ada
7 1 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.83%) C#
7 1 (0.83%) C++
7 1 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.92%) MCSE
4 10 (8.26%) MCSA
5 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.61%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (5.79%) Degree
7 7 (5.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (4.13%) CCNA
8 5 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.31%) CCA
9 4 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (3.31%) MCITP
10 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.83%) CCNP
11 1 (0.83%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) SLA
2 5 (4.13%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (64.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (52.07%) Active Directory
3 27 (22.31%) Hyper-V
4 21 (17.36%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (17.36%) XenDesktop
5 20 (16.53%) VMware NSX
6 15 (12.40%) XenApp
7 14 (11.57%) vCloud
8 11 (9.09%) NFS
9 5 (4.13%) Docker
9 5 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.48%) Terminal Services
10 3 (2.48%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.83%) KVM
11 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (14.05%) vRealize
2 11 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 11 (9.09%) WSUS
3 10 (8.26%) vCenter Server
4 9 (7.44%) Ansible
5 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (5.79%) SCCM
6 6 (4.96%) NetBackup
6 6 (4.96%) SCOM
7 5 (4.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (4.13%) Puppet
7 5 (4.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 3 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.48%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.48%) Nagios
8 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.48%) Salt
8 3 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.65%) Kibana
9 2 (1.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 117 (96.69%) VMware
2 64 (52.89%) Microsoft
3 31 (25.62%) Cisco
3 31 (25.62%) Citrix
4 27 (22.31%) HP
5 17 (14.05%) Dell
6 14 (11.57%) NetApp
7 13 (10.74%) Veeam
8 10 (8.26%) Juniper
9 9 (7.44%) EMC
10 8 (6.61%) EqualLogic
10 8 (6.61%) IBM
11 7 (5.79%) ProCurve
12 6 (4.96%) Palo Alto
13 5 (4.13%) CommVault
13 5 (4.13%) McAfee
13 5 (4.13%) Sophos
13 5 (4.13%) Symantec
14 4 (3.31%) Aruba
14 4 (3.31%) Google