Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > South East
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 341 327 308
Rank change year-on-year -14 -19 -80
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 157 214 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.75% 0.89%
As % of the System Software category 3.72% 5.16% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 134 149 215
South East median annual salary £43,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.47% +11.76% -13.27%
10th Percentile £27,963 £32,500 £29,900
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 4,220 4,144 4,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.77% 14.51% 13.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,455 3,374 3,529
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £66,250
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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 -21 66 £38,500 -14.44% 13
Thames Valley +33 36 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Surrey +16 27 £53,750 -14.00% 5
Berkshire +25 22 £50,000 - 5
West Sussex +10 14 £48,000 +9.71% 2
East Sussex -3 9 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 8 £37,000 -28.91% 5
Oxfordshire +25 6 £47,500 - 3
Kent - 2 £46,250 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £43,000 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 155 (98.73%) VMware
2 98 (62.42%) Windows
3 96 (61.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (47.77%) Microsoft
4 75 (47.77%) Active Directory
5 72 (45.86%) Linux
5 72 (45.86%) Windows Server
6 66 (42.04%) Azure
7 53 (33.76%) AWS
8 50 (31.85%) DNS
9 47 (29.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 46 (29.30%) Office 365
11 42 (26.75%) VPN
11 42 (26.75%) Hyper-V
12 41 (26.11%) DHCP
13 38 (24.20%) Cisco
13 38 (24.20%) Firewall
14 37 (23.57%) Citrix
15 33 (21.02%) Problem-Solving
16 32 (20.38%) vCloud
16 32 (20.38%) Windows Server 2012
16 32 (20.38%) VMware ESXi
17 30 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
18 28 (17.83%) SQL Server
19 27 (17.20%) HP
19 27 (17.20%) VMware NSX
20 26 (16.56%) Project Delivery
20 26 (16.56%) TCP/IP
20 26 (16.56%) ITIL
20 26 (16.56%) Finance

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 22 (14.01%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.28%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.01%) IIS
4 9 (5.73%) Confluence
4 9 (5.73%) OpenStack
5 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (14.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.18%) CA PPM
2 2 (1.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 66 (42.04%) Azure
2 53 (33.76%) AWS
3 46 (29.30%) Office 365
4 14 (8.92%) IaaS
5 12 (7.64%) GCP
6 8 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.18%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.91%) GitHub
9 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.64%) PaaS
9 1 (0.64%) SaaS
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (31.85%) DNS
2 42 (26.75%) VPN
3 41 (26.11%) DHCP
4 38 (24.20%) Firewall
5 26 (16.56%) TCP/IP
6 24 (15.29%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (10.83%) iSCSI
7 17 (10.83%) SAN
8 14 (8.92%) Fibre Channel
8 14 (8.92%) VLAN
9 12 (7.64%) VSAN
9 12 (7.64%) WAN
10 11 (7.01%) MPLS
11 9 (5.73%) LAN
11 9 (5.73%) VoIP
12 6 (3.82%) IPsec
12 6 (3.82%) SSL
13 5 (3.18%) NAS
14 4 (2.55%) Network Security
15 3 (1.91%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.10%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.64%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.64%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.64%) MySQL
4 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.64%) Redis
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (7.01%) JIRA
2 9 (5.73%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.91%) MSI
4 2 (1.27%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.27%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.27%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.27%) Gerrit
4 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.27%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.27%) Subversion
5 1 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (16.56%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Back Office
2 12 (7.64%) Online Betting
3 6 (3.82%) Marketing
4 5 (3.18%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.91%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.91%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
6 1 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (17.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (15.29%) VMware Engineer
3 23 (14.65%) Cloud Engineer
3 23 (14.65%) Systems Engineer
4 19 (12.10%) Analyst
5 17 (10.83%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (10.19%) Azure Engineer
7 15 (9.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (8.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 14 (8.92%) Infrastructure Support
9 13 (8.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (8.28%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 13 (8.28%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 12 (7.64%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 12 (7.64%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 12 (7.64%) Support Analyst
11 11 (7.01%) Consultant
12 10 (6.37%) NOC Engineer
13 9 (5.73%) Systems Support
13 9 (5.73%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.10%) LDAP
2 2 (1.27%) .NET
2 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.27%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.64%) CSS
3 1 (0.64%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.64%) HTML
3 1 (0.64%) NHibernate
3 1 (0.64%) REST
3 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (14.01%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (9.55%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (9.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 13 (8.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (7.64%) Driving Licence
6 11 (7.01%) Private Cloud
7 10 (6.37%) Public Cloud
8 6 (3.82%) Data Centre
9 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
9 5 (3.18%) Replication
10 4 (2.55%) Clustering
11 3 (1.91%) Mainframe
12 2 (1.27%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 98 (62.42%) Windows
2 72 (45.86%) Linux
2 72 (45.86%) Windows Server
3 32 (20.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (12.10%) Unix
5 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.01%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.91%) CentOS
7 3 (1.91%) Debian
7 3 (1.91%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.91%) VMS
7 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.64%) Fedora
9 1 (0.64%) Gentoo
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (21.02%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (16.56%) ITIL
3 26 (16.56%) Project Delivery
4 23 (14.65%) Root Cause Analysis
5 16 (10.19%) Migration
5 16 (10.19%) Server Building
5 16 (10.19%) Tech Ops
6 15 (9.55%) Service Delivery
7 11 (7.01%) Workflow
8 9 (5.73%) Capacity Management
8 9 (5.73%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.73%) Open Source
8 9 (5.73%) Project Management
9 8 (5.10%) DevOps
9 8 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (5.10%) Mentoring
9 8 (5.10%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.46%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.56%) PowerShell
2 18 (11.46%) Python
2 18 (11.46%) SQL
3 12 (7.64%) Perl
4 10 (6.37%) Bash Shell
5 8 (5.10%) Java
5 8 (5.10%) Ruby
6 7 (4.46%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.91%) Ada
7 3 (1.91%) C
7 3 (1.91%) C#
7 3 (1.91%) C++
7 3 (1.91%) PHP
8 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (10.83%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.28%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (8.28%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (7.01%) CCNA
5 10 (6.37%) MCSE
6 7 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.82%) MCITP
7 6 (3.82%) MCSA
8 5 (3.18%) CCA
8 5 (3.18%) CCNP
8 5 (3.18%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.91%) Degree
9 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.91%) JNCIA
9 3 (1.91%) MCP
10 2 (1.27%) CCSE
10 2 (1.27%) HP ASE
10 2 (1.27%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.91%) PMO
3 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 96 (61.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (47.77%) Active Directory
3 42 (26.75%) Hyper-V
4 32 (20.38%) vCloud
4 32 (20.38%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (17.20%) VMware NSX
6 25 (15.92%) XenDesktop
7 13 (8.28%) Docker
8 12 (7.64%) XenApp
9 11 (7.01%) NFS
10 7 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.91%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (15.92%) vRealize
2 16 (10.19%) Ansible
2 16 (10.19%) vCenter Server
3 10 (6.37%) Puppet
3 10 (6.37%) SCCM
4 9 (5.73%) Failover Clustering
4 9 (5.73%) Terraform
5 8 (5.10%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 8 (5.10%) WSUS
6 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (3.82%) Nagios
7 6 (3.82%) SCOM
8 5 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (3.18%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (2.55%) Backup Exec
9 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.91%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.91%) Salt
11 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
11 2 (1.27%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 155 (98.73%) VMware
2 75 (47.77%) Microsoft
3 38 (24.20%) Cisco
4 37 (23.57%) Citrix
5 27 (17.20%) HP
6 21 (13.38%) Veeam
7 15 (9.55%) IBM
8 12 (7.64%) Dell
8 12 (7.64%) Google
9 11 (7.01%) EMC
9 11 (7.01%) NetApp
10 9 (5.73%) Oracle
11 8 (5.10%) ProCurve
12 7 (4.46%) Juniper
12 7 (4.46%) Meraki
13 5 (3.18%) Aruba
13 5 (3.18%) Brocade
13 5 (3.18%) Fortinet
13 5 (3.18%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.55%) Red Hat