Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 346 236 330
Rank change year-on-year -110 +94 +1
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 84 113 200
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.92% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 2.71% 5.45% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 66 75 151
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £33,000 £35,625 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% -10.00%
75th Percentile £60,563 £57,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,375 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +0.53%

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 3,098 2,074 4,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.88% 16.92% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,262 1,690 3,642
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,584 £61,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,125 £73,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +2.04%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Surrey -12 26 £39,000 +34.48% 6
Hampshire -72 26 £45,000 -17.43% 3
Thames Valley -71 18 £40,000 -17.95% 8
Berkshire -54 14 £45,000 -21.74%
Kent -20 7 £45,000 -14.29% 3
East Sussex -31 6 £33,250 -11.92% 4
Buckinghamshire -29 3 £40,000 +3.23% 2
Oxfordshire -13 1 £31,000 -22.50% 6
West Sussex -18 1 £36,000 -30.77% 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 82 (97.62%) VMware
2 67 (79.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (72.62%) Microsoft
4 54 (64.29%) Windows
5 41 (48.81%) Linux
6 40 (47.62%) Azure
7 39 (46.43%) Windows Server
8 38 (45.24%) Active Directory
9 36 (42.86%) DNS
10 31 (36.90%) AWS
11 27 (32.14%) PowerShell
12 26 (30.95%) Firewall
13 24 (28.57%) SQL Server
13 24 (28.57%) DHCP
13 24 (28.57%) Microsoft 365
13 24 (28.57%) Data Centre
14 23 (27.38%) SaaS
15 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
15 22 (26.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 21 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (25.00%) DevOps
17 20 (23.81%) Cisco
17 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (21.43%) ITIL
18 18 (21.43%) Social Skills
19 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2019
19 17 (20.24%) SAN
19 17 (20.24%) PaaS
20 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
20 16 (19.05%) IaaS

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 13 (15.48%) IIS
2 10 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 9 (10.71%) MS Exchange
4 6 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (5.95%) CMS
5 5 (5.95%) Confluence
5 5 (5.95%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (5.95%) Umbraco
5 5 (5.95%) WordPress
6 2 (2.38%) Apache
6 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.38%) nginx
7 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 40 (47.62%) Azure
2 31 (36.90%) AWS
3 24 (28.57%) Microsoft 365
4 23 (27.38%) SaaS
5 17 (20.24%) PaaS
6 16 (19.05%) IaaS
7 8 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (9.52%) OneDrive
8 6 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (5.95%) Mimecast
10 1 (1.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 1 (1.19%) Azure Functions
10 1 (1.19%) Azure Key Vault
10 1 (1.19%) Azure Logic Apps
10 1 (1.19%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (1.19%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (1.19%) Azure Storage
10 1 (1.19%) Serverless
10 1 (1.19%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (42.86%) DNS
2 26 (30.95%) Firewall
3 24 (28.57%) DHCP
4 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
5 17 (20.24%) SAN
6 12 (14.29%) FTP
6 12 (14.29%) VLAN
7 11 (13.10%) VSAN
8 9 (10.71%) VPN
9 8 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (7.14%) Network Security
11 5 (5.95%) IPsec
11 5 (5.95%) SSL
11 5 (5.95%) VoIP
12 4 (4.76%) NAS
13 3 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (3.57%) IPv4
13 3 (3.57%) SD-WAN
13 3 (3.57%) WAN
14 2 (2.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.71%) MySQL
2 9 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.57%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) JIRA
2 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.57%) GitLab
3 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (21.43%) Social Skills
2 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.33%) Military
4 5 (5.95%) Documentation Skills
4 5 (5.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (4.76%) Back Office
5 4 (4.76%) Electronics
5 4 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (3.57%) Finance
6 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.38%) Legal
8 1 (1.19%) Automotive
8 1 (1.19%) Marketing
8 1 (1.19%) Police
8 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.10%) IT Support
4 9 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (10.71%) Analyst
4 9 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (9.52%) IT Engineer
5 8 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) IT Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
1 6 (7.14%) REST
1 6 (7.14%) Web Services
2 3 (3.57%) Middleware
3 2 (2.38%) WSH
4 1 (1.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.71%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 6 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 6 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (5.95%) PKI
5 5 (5.95%) User Experience
6 4 (4.76%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.76%) Thin Client
7 3 (3.57%) Clustering
7 3 (3.57%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.38%) Cybercrime
8 2 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.38%) NHS
8 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.19%) HP Storage
9 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (64.29%) Windows
2 41 (48.81%) Linux
3 39 (46.43%) Windows Server
4 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2019
5 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (17.86%) CentOS
7 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (13.10%) Android
8 11 (13.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (13.10%) Windows 10
9 8 (9.52%) Apple iOS
10 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (7.14%) Debian
12 4 (4.76%) Ubuntu
13 2 (2.38%) VMS
13 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
14 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (25.00%) DevOps
3 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (21.43%) ITIL
5 12 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
6 10 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (11.90%) Service Delivery
7 9 (10.71%) Migration
8 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure as Code
8 8 (9.52%) Project Management
8 8 (9.52%) Time Management
9 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 7 (8.33%) Patch Management
10 6 (7.14%) Cloud Enablement
10 6 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (7.14%) IT Strategy
10 6 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (7.14%) Service Delivery Management
10 6 (7.14%) Service Management
10 6 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.14%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 14 (16.67%) Python
3 13 (15.48%) SQL
4 6 (7.14%) C
4 6 (7.14%) C++
4 6 (7.14%) Java
4 6 (7.14%) Ruby
5 2 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (17.86%) Degree
3 13 (15.48%) CCNA
3 13 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
6 10 (11.90%) MCSA
7 9 (10.71%) DV Cleared
8 8 (9.52%) MCSE
9 7 (8.33%) MCP
9 7 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (4.76%) HNC
11 2 (2.38%) AWS Certification
11 2 (2.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (79.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (45.24%) Active Directory
3 15 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (8.33%) XenApp
5 5 (5.95%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (4.76%) DFS Replication
6 4 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (4.76%) VMware NSX
7 3 (3.57%) Docker
7 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.19%) NFS
9 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (15.48%) vRealize
2 10 (11.90%) Ansible
2 10 (11.90%) vCenter Server
3 7 (8.33%) PowerCLI
4 6 (7.14%) SCOM
5 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (4.76%) Backup Exec
6 4 (4.76%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.76%) Nagios
7 3 (3.57%) Terraform
7 3 (3.57%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.19%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.19%) SCCM
9 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 82 (97.62%) VMware
2 61 (72.62%) Microsoft
3 20 (23.81%) Cisco
4 15 (17.86%) Citrix
5 9 (10.71%) Veeam
6 8 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 7 (8.33%) IBM
8 6 (7.14%) Palo Alto
8 6 (7.14%) Sage
9 5 (5.95%) CA
9 5 (5.95%) F5
9 5 (5.95%) Sitecore
9 5 (5.95%) Sophos
10 4 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (4.76%) Zerto
11 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
11 3 (3.57%) Dell
12 2 (2.38%) Avaya
12 2 (2.38%) EMC
12 2 (2.38%) HP