Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > South East
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 219 335 303
Rank change year-on-year +116 -32 +18
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 108 181 269
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 0.69% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 5.71% 4.13% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 77 142 176
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,350 £66,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +15.79% - +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 1,892 4,379 4,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.01% 16.74% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,463 3,571 3,485
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,750 £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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +131 40 £55,000 +30.95% 7
Berkshire +113 25 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Hampshire +10 22 £56,500 +37.80% 10
East Sussex +59 21 £37,750 -16.11% 1
West Sussex +42 16 £52,000 +8.33%
Buckinghamshire +65 14 £38,750 +4.73% 1
Surrey +83 6 £29,000 -51.67% 1
Oxfordshire +39 1 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Kent - 1 £52,500 - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 106 (98.15%) VMware
2 87 (80.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (60.19%) Windows
4 62 (57.41%) Microsoft
5 48 (44.44%) Linux
6 42 (38.89%) Windows Server
7 40 (37.04%) Data Centre
8 35 (32.41%) Active Directory
9 31 (28.70%) SQL Server
10 30 (27.78%) Cisco
11 28 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
11 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2016
12 25 (23.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (22.22%) Hyper-V
13 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (21.30%) Azure
14 23 (21.30%) PowerShell
15 22 (20.37%) Bash Shell
15 22 (20.37%) DHCP
15 22 (20.37%) SAN
16 21 (19.44%) HP
17 20 (18.52%) TCP/IP
18 19 (17.59%) AWS
18 19 (17.59%) SQL Server 2016
19 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
19 18 (16.67%) DNS
19 18 (16.67%) Citrix
19 18 (16.67%) Change Management
19 18 (16.67%) Red Hat
19 18 (16.67%) Project Management

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 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (6.48%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.63%) IIS
4 5 (4.63%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.70%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.78%) Confluence
7 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.30%) Azure
2 19 (17.59%) AWS
3 16 (14.81%) Office 365
4 7 (6.48%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.63%) IaaS
6 2 (1.85%) GitHub
7 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.37%) DHCP
1 22 (20.37%) SAN
2 20 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 18 (16.67%) DNS
4 16 (14.81%) Firewall
5 13 (12.04%) Fibre Channel
5 13 (12.04%) FTP
6 9 (8.33%) NetScaler
7 5 (4.63%) Cisco Firepower
7 5 (4.63%) VSAN
8 4 (3.70%) Skype
9 3 (2.78%) Modbus
9 3 (2.78%) MQTT
9 3 (2.78%) NAS
9 3 (2.78%) Profibus
9 3 (2.78%) RS-232
9 3 (2.78%) RS-485
10 2 (1.85%) LAN
10 2 (1.85%) VLAN
10 2 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.70%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.59%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.78%) InfluxDB
6 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.78%) MySQL
6 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.78%) SQLite
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.41%) Subversion
4 7 (6.48%) DbUnit
4 7 (6.48%) jMock
4 7 (6.48%) JUnit
4 7 (6.48%) Maven
4 7 (6.48%) Mockito
4 7 (6.48%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.78%) JIRA
5 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.85%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.85%) GoCD
7 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
General
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Back Office
2 3 (2.78%) Electronics
2 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.85%) Military
3 2 (1.85%) Online Betting
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (13.89%) Administrator
2 13 (12.04%) Technical Engineer
3 12 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.19%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (9.26%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (8.33%) Analyst
6 9 (8.33%) Consultant
6 9 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (7.41%) Storage Administrator
8 7 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.48%) Architect
8 7 (6.48%) Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) VMware Support Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Designer
9 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
9 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.26%) REST
2 9 (8.33%) RESTful
3 8 (7.41%) XML
4 7 (6.48%) Apache Camel
4 7 (6.48%) J2EE
4 7 (6.48%) PowerMock
4 7 (6.48%) SOAP
4 7 (6.48%) Spring
4 7 (6.48%) Web Services
5 4 (3.70%) Guice
5 4 (3.70%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.78%) .NET
6 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.78%) COM
6 3 (2.78%) CSS
6 3 (2.78%) HTML
6 3 (2.78%) MFC
6 3 (2.78%) MSMQ
6 3 (2.78%) Node.js
6 3 (2.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 40 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.26%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.33%) CMDB
4 8 (7.41%) Public Cloud
4 8 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.70%) PKI
6 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.78%) Clustering
6 3 (2.78%) Replication
7 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.85%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.85%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.93%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.93%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.93%) IPTV
8 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 65 (60.19%) Windows
2 48 (44.44%) Linux
3 42 (38.89%) Windows Server
4 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (23.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (12.04%) Unix
8 9 (8.33%) Windows 10
9 8 (7.41%) AIX
10 7 (6.48%) Windows 7
11 6 (5.56%) CentOS
11 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (4.63%) Solaris
12 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (3.70%) SUSE
14 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.67%) Change Management
1 18 (16.67%) Project Management
2 16 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (12.04%) Data Centre Operations
4 13 (12.04%) ITIL
4 13 (12.04%) Project Delivery
5 12 (11.11%) Migration
6 10 (9.26%) Scrum
7 9 (8.33%) Data Governance
7 9 (8.33%) Information Security
7 9 (8.33%) Information Security Management
7 9 (8.33%) ISMS
7 9 (8.33%) Preventative Maintenance
7 9 (8.33%) Security Management
7 9 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 7 (6.48%) DevOps
8 7 (6.48%) High Availability
8 7 (6.48%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.30%) PowerShell
2 22 (20.37%) Bash Shell
3 14 (12.96%) SQL
4 10 (9.26%) Python
5 8 (7.41%) Java
6 6 (5.56%) Perl
7 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.78%) C#
8 3 (2.78%) C++
8 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.85%) C
10 1 (0.93%) Go
Qualifications
1 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (10.19%) VCAP
4 10 (9.26%) SC Cleared
5 9 (8.33%) Degree
5 9 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 7 (6.48%) VCDX
7 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.85%) CCNA
9 2 (1.85%) MCSA
9 2 (1.85%) MCSE
9 2 (1.85%) NCDA
10 1 (0.93%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) GDPR
2 10 (9.26%) QA
3 4 (3.70%) SLA
4 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (80.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (32.41%) Active Directory
3 28 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 10 (9.26%) XenApp
5 10 (9.26%) XenDesktop
6 8 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.78%) Docker
8 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.78%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (14.81%) SCCM
2 13 (12.04%) PowerCLI
3 12 (11.11%) Backup Exec
4 11 (10.19%) SCOM
5 10 (9.26%) Ansible
6 9 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (8.33%) vCenter Server
7 7 (6.48%) vRealize
8 6 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (4.63%) Kubernetes
9 5 (4.63%) SCOrch
9 5 (4.63%) SELinux
10 4 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (3.70%) Terraform
11 3 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (1.85%) logstash
12 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
12 2 (1.85%) NetCrunch
12 2 (1.85%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 106 (98.15%) VMware
2 62 (57.41%) Microsoft
3 30 (27.78%) Cisco
4 21 (19.44%) HP
5 18 (16.67%) Citrix
5 18 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 17 (15.74%) NetApp
6 17 (15.74%) SolarWinds
7 14 (12.96%) Symantec
8 13 (12.04%) Juniper
8 13 (12.04%) McAfee
8 13 (12.04%) Veeam
9 11 (10.19%) Palo Alto
10 10 (9.26%) 3PAR
11 9 (8.33%) CommVault
11 9 (8.33%) Dell
11 9 (8.33%) EqualLogic
11 9 (8.33%) Sophos
12 8 (7.41%) Intel
13 5 (4.63%) Veritas