Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > South East
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 273 326 299
Rank change year-on-year +53 -27 +40
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 93 101 227
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.56% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 3.79% 3.55% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 63 68 161
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,125 £36,750
25th Percentile £36,125 £39,375 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -10.00%
75th Percentile £64,500 £55,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -2.29%

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 2,457 2,847 4,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.79% 15.68% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,951 2,328 3,423
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 9 May 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 9 May 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
Hampshire +49 42 £41,250 -21.43% 4
Surrey +28 25 £52,500 - 4
Thames Valley +17 13 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Berkshire +10 11 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Kent +13 7 £45,000 +23.29% 5
West Sussex -4 4 £27,500 -47.12%
Buckinghamshire +22 2 £40,000 +14.29% 2
East Sussex +15 1 £33,250 -23.56% 3
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 88 (94.62%) VMware
2 67 (72.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (66.67%) Windows
4 58 (62.37%) Microsoft
5 54 (58.06%) Active Directory
6 48 (51.61%) Linux
7 43 (46.24%) DNS
8 38 (40.86%) AWS
9 34 (36.56%) Azure
10 31 (33.33%) Firewall
11 30 (32.26%) DHCP
11 30 (32.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 29 (31.18%) Windows Server
12 29 (31.18%) ITIL
13 28 (30.11%) Security Cleared
14 26 (27.96%) SC Cleared
14 26 (27.96%) CentOS
15 25 (26.88%) VMware ESXi
15 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
16 23 (24.73%) DevOps
16 23 (24.73%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
17 19 (20.43%) SaaS
18 18 (19.35%) Windows 10
19 17 (18.28%) Service Management
19 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2016
20 16 (17.20%) VSAN
20 16 (17.20%) MCSA
20 16 (17.20%) Data Centre

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 15 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (11.83%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.60%) IIS
4 5 (5.38%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.15%) Apache
5 2 (2.15%) nginx
5 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.08%) CMS
6 1 (1.08%) Confluence
6 1 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 38 (40.86%) AWS
2 34 (36.56%) Azure
3 19 (20.43%) SaaS
4 16 (17.20%) Microsoft 365
5 15 (16.13%) IaaS
5 15 (16.13%) PaaS
6 7 (7.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (6.45%) OneDrive
8 5 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (3.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 3 (3.23%) Azure Functions
9 3 (3.23%) Azure Key Vault
9 3 (3.23%) Azure Logic Apps
9 3 (3.23%) Azure Service Bus
9 3 (3.23%) Azure Storage
9 3 (3.23%) Serverless
10 2 (2.15%) SonarCloud
11 1 (1.08%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (1.08%) GitHub
11 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 43 (46.24%) DNS
2 31 (33.33%) Firewall
3 30 (32.26%) DHCP
4 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
5 16 (17.20%) VSAN
6 13 (13.98%) VLAN
7 12 (12.90%) SAN
8 9 (9.68%) VPN
9 8 (8.60%) WAN
10 7 (7.53%) FTP
11 5 (5.38%) LAN
11 5 (5.38%) Network Security
12 3 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (3.23%) IPv4
12 3 (3.23%) SD-WAN
13 2 (2.15%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (2.15%) NAS
13 2 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (2.15%) Skype
14 1 (1.08%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.05%) PostgreSQL
1 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.75%) MariaDB
3 7 (7.53%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (7.53%) MySQL
4 5 (5.38%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (10.75%) GitLab
1 10 (10.75%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.38%) JIRA
3 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (13.98%) Social Skills
2 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.45%) Military
4 2 (2.15%) Finance
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
4 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.08%) Police
Job Titles
1 22 (23.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (16.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (16.13%) IT Engineer
3 13 (13.98%) IT Support
4 12 (12.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (12.90%) VMware Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (10.75%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Support Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Server Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (7.53%) Active Directory Engineer
9 7 (7.53%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Windows Server Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (5.38%) REST
1 5 (5.38%) Web Services
2 3 (3.23%) SAML
3 1 (1.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.68%) Public Cloud
3 8 (8.60%) Fat Client
3 8 (8.60%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (8.60%) Thin Client
4 7 (7.53%) Private Cloud
5 6 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (5.38%) PKI
7 3 (3.23%) Cybercrime
7 3 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.23%) Replication
8 1 (1.08%) Clustering
8 1 (1.08%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (66.67%) Windows
2 48 (51.61%) Linux
3 29 (31.18%) Windows Server
4 26 (27.96%) CentOS
5 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (19.35%) Windows 10
7 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (10.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (7.53%) Android
12 6 (6.45%) VMS
13 4 (4.30%) Apple iOS
13 4 (4.30%) Debian
13 4 (4.30%) Ubuntu
13 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
14 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (31.18%) ITIL
3 23 (24.73%) DevOps
4 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (18.28%) Service Management
6 15 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (15.05%) Time Management
8 13 (13.98%) IT Strategy
8 13 (13.98%) ITIL V3
9 12 (12.90%) Configuration Management
10 10 (10.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (9.68%) Release Management
11 9 (9.68%) Service Delivery
12 8 (8.60%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (8.60%) Migration
12 8 (8.60%) Network Load Balancing
12 8 (8.60%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.98%) Python
3 10 (10.75%) SQL
4 8 (8.60%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.45%) C
6 5 (5.38%) C++
6 5 (5.38%) Java
6 5 (5.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (30.11%) Security Cleared
2 26 (27.96%) SC Cleared
3 23 (24.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (17.20%) MCSA
5 15 (16.13%) MCSE
6 13 (13.98%) MCP
7 12 (12.90%) CCNA
7 12 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (9.68%) Degree
8 9 (9.68%) DV Cleared
9 7 (7.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (4.30%) HNC
11 3 (3.23%) AWS Certification
12 1 (1.08%) MCITP
12 1 (1.08%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) SLA
2 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (72.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (58.06%) Active Directory
3 25 (26.88%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (10.75%) Docker
4 10 (10.75%) VMware NSX
5 9 (9.68%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (8.60%) DFS Replication
7 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (6.45%) XenApp
9 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
10 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (15.05%) Ansible
2 11 (11.83%) vRealize
3 10 (10.75%) Kubernetes
3 10 (10.75%) Terraform
4 9 (9.68%) SCCM
4 9 (9.68%) vCenter Server
5 7 (7.53%) Nagios
5 7 (7.53%) SCOM
6 5 (5.38%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.15%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.08%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 88 (94.62%) VMware
2 58 (62.37%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.05%) Cisco
3 14 (15.05%) Citrix
4 13 (13.98%) Red Hat
5 10 (10.75%) Atlassian
5 10 (10.75%) Veeam
6 9 (9.68%) F5
7 8 (8.60%) Barracuda Networks
8 5 (5.38%) CA
8 5 (5.38%) IBM
9 4 (4.30%) EMC
9 4 (4.30%) Zerto
10 3 (3.23%) Dell
11 2 (2.15%) Fujitsu
11 2 (2.15%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.15%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.08%) Sage
12 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
12 1 (1.08%) Sophos