Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 198 351 328
Rank change year-on-year +153 -23 -29
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 87 160 233
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.09% 0.63% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 5.86% 3.76% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 52 142 165
Median annual salary £46,250 £43,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.56% -14.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,738 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -5.00% +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 1,484 4,257 4,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.54% 16.76% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,161 3,470 3,420
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +139 35 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Hampshire +90 30 £47,500 +21.02% 7
Berkshire +125 23 £55,000 +10.00% 3
East Sussex +49 15 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Buckinghamshire +78 9 £40,000 +8.11%
Surrey +74 3 £62,500 +4.17% 5
Oxfordshire +64 3 £29,500 -37.89%
West Sussex +45 2 £47,500 -1.04%
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 85 (97.70%) VMware
2 71 (81.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (64.37%) Windows
4 52 (59.77%) Microsoft
5 49 (56.32%) Linux
6 37 (42.53%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (42.53%) Data Centre
7 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
7 35 (40.23%) DHCP
8 33 (37.93%) Active Directory
9 31 (35.63%) DNS
10 28 (32.18%) SC Cleared
11 26 (29.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (29.89%) Windows Server
12 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2016
13 23 (26.44%) PowerShell
13 23 (26.44%) Red Hat
14 22 (25.29%) SAN
15 20 (22.99%) SCCM
16 18 (20.69%) Virtual Servers
17 17 (19.54%) Bash Shell
17 17 (19.54%) TCP/IP
18 16 (18.39%) ITIL
19 15 (17.24%) Windows 10
20 14 (16.09%) FTP
20 14 (16.09%) Cisco
20 14 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 13 (14.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 13 (14.94%) Fibre Channel
21 13 (14.94%) Migration

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 11 (12.64%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (8.05%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.15%) CMS
5 1 (1.15%) Confluence
5 1 (1.15%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) Azure
2 7 (8.05%) AWS
3 6 (6.90%) IaaS
4 4 (4.60%) Office 365
5 2 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.15%) PaaS
6 1 (1.15%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (40.23%) DHCP
2 31 (35.63%) DNS
3 22 (25.29%) SAN
4 17 (19.54%) TCP/IP
5 14 (16.09%) FTP
6 13 (14.94%) Fibre Channel
7 12 (13.79%) VSAN
8 11 (12.64%) Firewall
9 7 (8.05%) Skype
10 4 (4.60%) Cisco Firepower
11 3 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.30%) Modbus
12 2 (2.30%) MPLS
12 2 (2.30%) MQTT
12 2 (2.30%) NAS
12 2 (2.30%) Profibus
12 2 (2.30%) RS-232
12 2 (2.30%) RS-485
12 2 (2.30%) VLAN
12 2 (2.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.30%) InfluxDB
3 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.30%) MySQL
3 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.30%) SQLite
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.60%) Subversion
2 2 (2.30%) DbUnit
2 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.30%) jMock
2 2 (2.30%) JUnit
2 2 (2.30%) Maven
2 2 (2.30%) Mockito
2 2 (2.30%) SonarQube
2 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.15%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 2 (2.30%) Electronics
1 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
1 2 (2.30%) Military
2 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.15%) Police
2 1 (1.15%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (13.79%) Administrator
2 11 (12.64%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Platform Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Consultant
4 9 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) IT Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Storage Administrator
6 7 (8.05%) Architect
6 7 (8.05%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (8.05%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) IT Administrator
7 6 (6.90%) IT Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.75%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) Senior Platform Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) VMware Support Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) REST
2 2 (2.30%) .NET
2 2 (2.30%) Apache Camel
2 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (2.30%) COM
2 2 (2.30%) CSS
2 2 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.30%) HTML
2 2 (2.30%) J2EE
2 2 (2.30%) Kafka
2 2 (2.30%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (2.30%) MFC
2 2 (2.30%) PowerMock
2 2 (2.30%) Razor View Engine
2 2 (2.30%) SOAP
2 2 (2.30%) Web Services
2 2 (2.30%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 37 (42.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.90%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.60%) PKI
3 4 (4.60%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.45%) Clustering
5 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.30%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.30%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.30%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (2.30%) Replication
5 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.15%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 56 (64.37%) Windows
2 49 (56.32%) Linux
3 26 (29.89%) Windows Server
3 26 (29.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (17.24%) Windows 10
6 14 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (11.49%) CentOS
9 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
11 4 (4.60%) SUSE
12 2 (2.30%) Solaris
12 2 (2.30%) Unix
13 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) ITIL
2 13 (14.94%) Data Centre Operations
2 13 (14.94%) Migration
3 11 (12.64%) IT Strategy
4 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (9.20%) Project Management
6 7 (8.05%) Converged Infrastructure
6 7 (8.05%) ITIL V3
7 6 (6.90%) DevOps
8 5 (5.75%) Application Packaging
8 5 (5.75%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (5.75%) High Availability
8 5 (5.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 5 (5.75%) Service Management
8 5 (5.75%) Storage Management
9 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure as Code
9 4 (4.60%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (4.60%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.44%) PowerShell
2 17 (19.54%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.45%) C
3 3 (3.45%) Python
4 2 (2.30%) C#
4 2 (2.30%) C++
4 2 (2.30%) Java
4 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.30%) Perl
4 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.30%) SQL
5 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
2 28 (32.18%) SC Cleared
3 13 (14.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (9.20%) VCAP
5 7 (8.05%) DV Cleared
6 6 (6.90%) MCSE
6 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.90%) VCDX
7 5 (5.75%) MCP
7 5 (5.75%) MCSA
8 4 (4.60%) Degree
9 3 (3.45%) CCNA
9 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.30%) NCDA
11 1 (1.15%) HNC
11 1 (1.15%) MCTS
11 1 (1.15%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 71 (81.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (42.53%) VMware ESXi
3 33 (37.93%) Active Directory
4 18 (20.69%) Virtual Servers
5 13 (14.94%) VMware NSX
6 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (12.64%) Hyper-V
8 6 (6.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (5.75%) vCloud
10 2 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.15%) XenApp
11 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (22.99%) SCCM
2 13 (14.94%) PowerCLI
2 13 (14.94%) vCenter Server
3 12 (13.79%) SCOM
4 10 (11.49%) vRealize
5 6 (6.90%) SCOrch
6 5 (5.75%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (4.60%) Terraform
8 2 (2.30%) Ansible
8 2 (2.30%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.30%) Kibana
8 2 (2.30%) logstash
8 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (2.30%) Rsyslog
8 2 (2.30%) SELinux
9 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.15%) Nagios
9 1 (1.15%) Nessus
9 1 (1.15%) vMotion
Vendors
1 85 (97.70%) VMware
2 52 (59.77%) Microsoft
3 23 (26.44%) Red Hat
4 14 (16.09%) Cisco
5 11 (12.64%) SolarWinds
6 9 (10.34%) Dell
6 9 (10.34%) NetApp
7 7 (8.05%) EMC
8 5 (5.75%) Citrix
8 5 (5.75%) McAfee
9 4 (4.60%) Gemalto
9 4 (4.60%) Juniper
9 4 (4.60%) Veeam
10 3 (3.45%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.45%) HP
11 2 (2.30%) CommVault
11 2 (2.30%) Google
11 2 (2.30%) Oracle
11 2 (2.30%) Symantec
11 2 (2.30%) Veritas