Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 264 242
Rank change year-on-year +31 -22 0
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 107 83 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.04% 0.76% 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 7.77% 5.75% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 99 68 111
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,975 £28,750
90th Percentile £58,000 £71,250 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1377 1443 1472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.40% 13.23% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1134 1157 1230
South West median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +4.35%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,264 £20,000
90th Percentile £55,436 £53,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the South West

vSphere
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere in the South West.

Salary trend for vSphere in the South West

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the South West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the South West

vSphere
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Bristol -10 37 £42,500 -32.00% 3
Gloucestershire +35 23 £45,000 -14.29% 2
Wiltshire +12 23 £45,000 +4.05%
Somerset -4 10 £33,000 -2.94% 1
Dorset +11 9 £55,000 +89.66%
Cornwall +7 4 £25,000 -37.50%
Devon +10 1 £20,000 -33.33%
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 95 (88.79%) Windows
2 66 (61.68%) Microsoft
3 63 (58.88%) VMware
4 61 (57.01%) Firewall
5 57 (53.27%) DHCP
5 57 (53.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 53 (49.53%) DNS
7 49 (45.79%) Linux
8 46 (42.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (42.99%) Windows Server
9 41 (38.32%) Active Directory
10 38 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (34.58%) CCNA
11 37 (34.58%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (34.58%) Office 365
12 35 (32.71%) TCP/IP
12 35 (32.71%) ITIL
13 34 (31.78%) Network Security
14 32 (29.91%) CISSP
15 31 (28.97%) Security Cleared
16 27 (25.23%) HTTP
17 26 (24.30%) SC Cleared
18 25 (23.36%) DV Cleared
18 25 (23.36%) VMware ESXi
19 24 (22.43%) FTP
20 22 (20.56%) SMTP
20 22 (20.56%) SAN
20 22 (20.56%) DMZ
20 22 (20.56%) X.400
20 22 (20.56%) CESG

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.67%) Skype for Business
2 5 (4.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.74%) Apache
3 4 (3.74%) Apache Pig
3 4 (3.74%) Confluence
4 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.80%) IIS
4 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.87%) CloudStack
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.87%) JBoss
5 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Qpid
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 37 (34.58%) Office 365
2 12 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 61 (57.01%) Firewall
2 57 (53.27%) DHCP
3 53 (49.53%) DNS
4 35 (32.71%) TCP/IP
5 34 (31.78%) Network Security
6 27 (25.23%) HTTP
7 24 (22.43%) FTP
8 22 (20.56%) DMZ
8 22 (20.56%) SAN
8 22 (20.56%) SMTP
8 22 (20.56%) X.400
9 18 (16.82%) WAN
10 17 (15.89%) LAN
11 16 (14.95%) VPN
12 8 (7.48%) NetScaler
13 7 (6.54%) Software-Defined Networking
14 6 (5.61%) Wireless
15 5 (4.67%) SSL
15 5 (4.67%) VLAN
16 4 (3.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) Apache Hive
2 4 (3.74%) Big Data
2 4 (3.74%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.74%) MySQL
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (8.41%) JIRA
2 8 (7.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.67%) Selenium
5 4 (3.74%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.74%) CodeSonar
5 4 (3.74%) git-flow
5 4 (3.74%) Robot Framework
6 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.80%) Subversion
7 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.93%) Ant
8 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.93%) TestNG
General
1 4 (3.74%) Legal
2 2 (1.87%) Finance
2 2 (1.87%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Advertising
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (24.30%) Network Engineer
2 21 (19.63%) Network Security Engineer
2 21 (19.63%) Security Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.35%) Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (6.54%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) IT Engineer
5 7 (6.54%) Security Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 5 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.74%) 1st Line Support Technician
8 4 (3.74%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) .NET
2 5 (4.67%) LAMP
3 4 (3.74%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.74%) Django
3 4 (3.74%) Java EE
3 4 (3.74%) Node.js
3 4 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (3.74%) REST
3 4 (3.74%) SOAP
3 4 (3.74%) Spring MVC
3 4 (3.74%) STL
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.93%) Middleware
4 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.56%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (20.56%) CESG
2 5 (4.67%) iPad
2 5 (4.67%) Replication
3 4 (3.74%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.74%) Life Science
4 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) CCTV
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 95 (88.79%) Windows
2 49 (45.79%) Linux
3 46 (42.99%) Windows Server
3 46 (42.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.28%) Windows 7
6 8 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.67%) CentOS
9 4 (3.74%) Android
9 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.74%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.74%) Unix
9 4 (3.74%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.87%) Solaris
11 1 (0.93%) HPUX
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.71%) ITIL
2 22 (20.56%) Infrastructure Management
2 22 (20.56%) Root Cause Analysis
2 22 (20.56%) Virtual Environments
3 15 (14.02%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (12.15%) DevOps
5 12 (11.21%) Migration
6 11 (10.28%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (7.48%) Information Security
8 7 (6.54%) IT Strategy
8 7 (6.54%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (6.54%) Presales
8 7 (6.54%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (6.54%) Test Management
9 6 (5.61%) Scrum
9 6 (5.61%) SIEM
10 5 (4.67%) Network Design
10 5 (4.67%) Project Management
10 5 (4.67%) Test Automation
11 4 (3.74%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.54%) C
1 7 (6.54%) Python
1 7 (6.54%) SQL
2 5 (4.67%) Bash Shell
2 5 (4.67%) Java
2 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.74%) C#
3 4 (3.74%) C++
3 4 (3.74%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.74%) Objective-C
3 4 (3.74%) PHP
4 2 (1.87%) Ruby
4 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.93%) F#
5 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (34.58%) CCNA
1 37 (34.58%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (29.91%) CISSP
3 31 (28.97%) Security Cleared
4 26 (24.30%) SC Cleared
5 25 (23.36%) DV Cleared
6 22 (20.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 15 (14.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (9.35%) Network+ Certification
9 10 (9.35%) SANS
9 10 (9.35%) SSCP
10 8 (7.48%) MCSE
11 7 (6.54%) CCEA
11 7 (6.54%) CCNP
11 7 (6.54%) CISM
11 7 (6.54%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (6.54%) Novell Certification
12 6 (5.61%) Degree
13 4 (3.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.15%) PCI DSS
2 9 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (53.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (38.32%) Active Directory
3 25 (23.36%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (9.35%) XenDesktop
5 8 (7.48%) XenApp
6 5 (4.67%) Docker
7 3 (2.80%) XenServer
8 2 (1.87%) Xen
9 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.93%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 12 (11.21%) Puppet
2 10 (9.35%) vCenter Server
2 10 (9.35%) WSUS
3 6 (5.61%) SCCM
4 5 (4.67%) Salt
5 3 (2.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (2.80%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (2.80%) SCOM
6 2 (1.87%) Ansible
6 2 (1.87%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.87%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.87%) OpenView
6 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.87%) Terraform
6 2 (1.87%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.93%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 66 (61.68%) Microsoft
2 63 (58.88%) VMware
3 17 (15.89%) Cisco
4 12 (11.21%) Citrix
4 12 (11.21%) Oracle
5 11 (10.28%) Veeam
6 10 (9.35%) Dell
7 9 (8.41%) SonicWALL
8 8 (7.48%) HP
8 8 (7.48%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.74%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.80%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.80%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.87%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (1.87%) EMC
11 2 (1.87%) EnterpriseDB
11 2 (1.87%) F5
11 2 (1.87%) Mitel
11 2 (1.87%) Xerox
12 1 (0.93%) IBM