Period
to 13 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 397 399 377
Rank change year-on-year +2 -22 -76
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 521 611 815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.69% 0.69% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 4.12% 4.60% 6.29%
Number of salaries quoted 411 459 691
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.21% +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 UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,651 13,287 12,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.74% 14.97% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10,363 10,632 10,706
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the UK excluding London

vSphere
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for vSphere in the UK excluding London

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the UK excluding London

vSphere
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
South East -16 144 £45,000 -10.00% 41
North of England +67 129 £42,500 -1.16% 25
South West +59 82 £40,000 -11.11% 20
Midlands +21 81 £41,176 +6.95% 17
North West +35 72 £43,000 - 15
East of England -3 66 £43,500 -13.00% 17
West Midlands +42 54 £36,500 -18.89% 8
Yorkshire +64 50 £39,750 -3.64% 6
East Midlands +7 27 £42,500 +11.84% 9
Scotland +8 14 £37,750 +14.39% 3
North East +19 7 £30,000 +20.00% 4
Wales -1 4 £27,750 -34.71% 1
Northern Ireland +9 2 £31,250 - 1
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 493 (94.63%) VMware
2 375 (71.98%) Windows
3 320 (61.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 297 (57.01%) Active Directory
5 286 (54.89%) Microsoft
6 239 (45.87%) Windows Server
7 195 (37.43%) Office 365
8 193 (37.04%) Cisco
9 182 (34.93%) Azure
10 171 (32.82%) DNS
11 169 (32.44%) Firewall
12 164 (31.48%) Linux
13 153 (29.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 143 (27.45%) DHCP
15 141 (27.06%) Hyper-V
16 132 (25.34%) Windows Server 2012
17 119 (22.84%) Citrix
18 114 (21.88%) AWS
19 111 (21.31%) ITIL
20 110 (21.11%) SQL Server
21 103 (19.77%) PowerShell
22 101 (19.39%) Microsoft Certification
23 98 (18.81%) TCP/IP
24 92 (17.66%) VMware ESXi
25 84 (16.12%) MS Exchange
26 82 (15.74%) VPN
27 80 (15.36%) HP
28 78 (14.97%) SCCM
29 77 (14.78%) SQL
29 77 (14.78%) Problem-Solving

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 84 (16.12%) MS Exchange
2 50 (9.60%) SharePoint
3 32 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (6.14%) IIS
3 32 (6.14%) Skype for Business
4 19 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (3.45%) Confluence
6 15 (2.88%) OpenStack
7 13 (2.50%) Apache
8 10 (1.92%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.73%) SAS
10 7 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.96%) CloudStack
11 5 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.38%) nginx
14 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 59 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.38%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.19%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 195 (37.43%) Office 365
2 182 (34.93%) Azure
3 114 (21.88%) AWS
4 29 (5.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (5.37%) IaaS
6 14 (2.69%) GCP
6 14 (2.69%) SaaS
7 12 (2.30%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.34%) GitHub
8 7 (1.34%) PaaS
9 4 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.19%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 171 (32.82%) DNS
2 169 (32.44%) Firewall
3 143 (27.45%) DHCP
4 98 (18.81%) TCP/IP
5 82 (15.74%) VPN
6 69 (13.24%) VLAN
7 66 (12.67%) SAN
8 65 (12.48%) LAN
9 51 (9.79%) WAN
10 47 (9.02%) iSCSI
11 42 (8.06%) VSAN
12 39 (7.49%) Cisco ASA
13 35 (6.72%) Fibre Channel
13 35 (6.72%) VoIP
14 32 (6.14%) NAS
15 29 (5.57%) Skype
15 29 (5.57%) Wireless
16 24 (4.61%) IPsec
17 21 (4.03%) MPLS
18 20 (3.84%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.26%) MySQL
3 9 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (1.73%) MariaDB
3 9 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.96%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.77%) Big Data
7 4 (0.77%) FileMaker
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.38%) Ingres
8 2 (0.38%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.19%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (6.91%) Jenkins
2 21 (4.03%) JIRA
3 17 (3.26%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.30%) Bitbucket
5 11 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (1.73%) GitLab
7 7 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.15%) Artifactory
8 6 (1.15%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.15%) Selenium
9 4 (0.77%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.77%) MSI
10 3 (0.58%) Robot Framework
10 3 (0.58%) TestRail
10 3 (0.58%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.19%) Subversion
12 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (10.17%) Finance
2 22 (4.22%) Public Sector
2 22 (4.22%) Retail
3 15 (2.88%) Electronics
3 15 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.69%) Marketing
5 12 (2.30%) Back Office
5 12 (2.30%) Online Betting
6 9 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.54%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.15%) Banking
9 5 (0.96%) Military
10 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.38%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 121 (23.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 63 (12.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 55 (10.56%) Analyst
4 43 (8.25%) Support Engineer
5 42 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 41 (7.87%) Systems Engineer
7 40 (7.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 36 (6.91%) IT Engineer
8 36 (6.91%) Server Engineer
9 33 (6.33%) VMware Engineer
10 30 (5.76%) Consultant
11 29 (5.57%) Administrator
11 29 (5.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 28 (5.37%) IT Support
13 26 (4.99%) Systems Administrator
14 25 (4.80%) Infrastructure Support
15 24 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 24 (4.61%) Azure Engineer
16 23 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
17 20 (3.84%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.03%) LDAP
1 21 (4.03%) Web Services
2 10 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (1.73%) LAMP
3 9 (1.73%) WSH
4 8 (1.54%) Node.js
5 3 (0.58%) Middleware
6 2 (0.38%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.38%) React
6 2 (0.38%) Servlets
6 2 (0.38%) Vue.js
7 1 (0.19%) .NET
7 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.19%) CSS
7 1 (0.19%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.19%) Flash
7 1 (0.19%) HTML
7 1 (0.19%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 54 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (7.29%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (5.37%) Replication
5 25 (4.80%) Enterprise Storage
6 24 (4.61%) Management Information System
7 21 (4.03%) EMC VNX
7 21 (4.03%) Linux Command Line
8 19 (3.65%) Public Cloud
9 17 (3.26%) Clustering
9 17 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (3.26%) Private Cloud
10 15 (2.88%) Driving Licence
11 14 (2.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 8 (1.54%) PKI
13 6 (1.15%) CMDB
13 6 (1.15%) User Experience
14 5 (0.96%) HP StoreVirtual
14 5 (0.96%) Wiki
15 4 (0.77%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 375 (71.98%) Windows
2 239 (45.87%) Windows Server
3 164 (31.48%) Linux
4 132 (25.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (12.67%) Windows 10
5 66 (12.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (5.95%) CentOS
8 29 (5.57%) Unix
9 27 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (4.41%) Windows 7
11 20 (3.84%) Windows 8
12 13 (2.50%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.73%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.77%) SUSE
15 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.38%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (29.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 111 (21.31%) ITIL
3 77 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (10.94%) DevOps
5 51 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (9.79%) Mentoring
6 44 (8.45%) Project Delivery
7 41 (7.87%) Migration
8 39 (7.49%) Root Cause Analysis
9 36 (6.91%) Service Delivery
10 34 (6.53%) Configuration Management
11 29 (5.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (5.18%) Change Management
12 27 (5.18%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 24 (4.61%) Server Building
14 23 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (4.22%) IT Strategy
16 19 (3.65%) Patch Management
16 19 (3.65%) Storage Management
17 17 (3.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 103 (19.77%) PowerShell
2 77 (14.78%) SQL
3 49 (9.40%) Python
4 39 (7.49%) Bash Shell
5 19 (3.65%) Perl
6 18 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 16 (3.07%) Ruby
8 15 (2.88%) Java
9 14 (2.69%) C
10 10 (1.92%) C#
10 10 (1.92%) PHP
11 9 (1.73%) VBScript
12 7 (1.34%) Go
13 6 (1.15%) C++
14 5 (0.96%) R
15 4 (0.77%) Ada
16 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.38%) VB
17 1 (0.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 101 (19.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (11.32%) MCSE
3 53 (10.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 49 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (8.25%) CCNA
6 38 (7.29%) MCSA
7 36 (6.91%) Security Cleared
8 30 (5.76%) SC Cleared
9 27 (5.18%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (3.65%) CCNP
11 18 (3.45%) Degree
12 12 (2.30%) DV Cleared
13 11 (2.11%) VCP6
14 7 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.34%) MCITP
15 6 (1.15%) AWS Certification
15 6 (1.15%) CCA
16 5 (0.96%) HP ASE
16 5 (0.96%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.37%) SLA
2 20 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.15%) Actionable Recommendations
4 6 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.77%) GDPR
5 4 (0.77%) PMO
6 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 320 (61.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 297 (57.01%) Active Directory
3 141 (27.06%) Hyper-V
4 92 (17.66%) VMware ESXi
5 73 (14.01%) XenApp
6 53 (10.17%) VMware NSX
7 43 (8.25%) Docker
7 43 (8.25%) XenDesktop
8 40 (7.68%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (5.95%) vCloud
10 21 (4.03%) NFS
11 14 (2.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 13 (2.50%) Terminal Services
13 11 (2.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 9 (1.73%) Samba
15 8 (1.54%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.96%) Xen
17 4 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
17 4 (0.77%) pfSense
17 4 (0.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 78 (14.97%) SCCM
2 54 (10.36%) vRealize
3 48 (9.21%) Puppet
4 45 (8.64%) Ansible
5 38 (7.29%) WSUS
6 37 (7.10%) vCenter Server
7 26 (4.99%) SCOM
7 26 (4.99%) Terraform
8 25 (4.80%) Kubernetes
8 25 (4.80%) Nagios
8 25 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (3.65%) Backup Exec
10 17 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (2.30%) SCVMM
12 11 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
13 10 (1.92%) HAProxy
14 9 (1.73%) Cacti
14 9 (1.73%) Galera Cluster
15 8 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (1.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 493 (94.63%) VMware
2 286 (54.89%) Microsoft
3 193 (37.04%) Cisco
4 119 (22.84%) Citrix
5 80 (15.36%) HP
6 74 (14.20%) NetApp
7 73 (14.01%) Veeam
8 58 (11.13%) EMC
9 56 (10.75%) Dell
10 24 (4.61%) Red Hat
11 19 (3.65%) IBM
12 17 (3.26%) Avaya
12 17 (3.26%) Brocade
12 17 (3.26%) McAfee
12 17 (3.26%) ServiceNow
13 16 (3.07%) Mitel
13 16 (3.07%) Oracle
14 15 (2.88%) Atlassian
14 15 (2.88%) SonicWALL
14 15 (2.88%) Symantec