Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 345 363 370
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7 -26
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 372 660 791
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.75% 0.80% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 4.42% 4.85% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 294 512 597
Median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% - -1.16%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,525 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £51,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.44% - -

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 8,409 13,610 13,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.95% 16.51% 13.66%
Number of salaries quoted 6,667 10,969 10,703
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,504 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 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
South East +10 102 £52,000 +16.85% 17
East of England +78 95 £42,500 -19.05% 5
North of England +59 57 £43,750 +15.13% 11
Midlands +55 57 £45,500 +19.74% 2
South West +50 53 £47,500 +2.70% 5
West Midlands +45 43 £60,000 +71.43% 2
North West +41 32 £46,250 +7.56% 6
Yorkshire +85 16 £60,000 +80.45% 4
East Midlands +53 14 £36,817 -13.37%
Scotland +54 12 £48,750 +39.29%
North East +24 9 £41,500 +20.73% 1
Wales -1 8 £47,500 +18.75% 1
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 359 (96.51%) VMware
2 257 (69.09%) Windows
3 250 (67.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 220 (59.14%) Microsoft
5 205 (55.11%) Active Directory
6 191 (51.34%) Windows Server
7 171 (45.97%) Office 365
8 159 (42.74%) Azure
9 139 (37.37%) Cisco
10 114 (30.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 109 (29.30%) SQL Server
11 109 (29.30%) DNS
12 107 (28.76%) Linux
13 104 (27.96%) VMware ESXi
14 103 (27.69%) DHCP
15 98 (26.34%) Firewall
16 96 (25.81%) Citrix
17 89 (23.92%) PowerShell
18 87 (23.39%) Hyper-V
19 85 (22.85%) TCP/IP
20 80 (21.51%) ITIL
21 79 (21.24%) HP
22 77 (20.70%) SQL
23 75 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
24 74 (19.89%) XenApp
25 73 (19.62%) AWS
26 69 (18.55%) Windows Server 2016
27 67 (18.01%) LAN
27 67 (18.01%) SAN
28 65 (17.47%) 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 63 (16.94%) MS Exchange
2 46 (12.37%) SharePoint
3 43 (11.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (4.84%) Tomcat
6 16 (4.30%) IIS
7 12 (3.23%) Skype for Business
8 11 (2.96%) WebSphere
9 8 (2.15%) Apache
10 6 (1.61%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.61%) Red Hat Fuse
11 5 (1.34%) Confluence
12 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 55 (14.78%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 171 (45.97%) Office 365
2 159 (42.74%) Azure
3 73 (19.62%) AWS
4 20 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (4.84%) OneDrive
6 15 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (2.15%) IaaS
8 6 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.61%) PaaS
8 6 (1.61%) SaaS
9 5 (1.34%) GCP
10 4 (1.08%) GitHub
11 3 (0.81%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.81%) Serverless
12 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.27%) Route 53
13 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (29.30%) DNS
2 103 (27.69%) DHCP
3 98 (26.34%) Firewall
4 85 (22.85%) TCP/IP
5 67 (18.01%) LAN
5 67 (18.01%) SAN
6 58 (15.59%) VLAN
6 58 (15.59%) WAN
7 31 (8.33%) VPN
8 30 (8.06%) VoIP
9 29 (7.80%) NetScaler
10 18 (4.84%) Wireless
11 17 (4.57%) Remote Desktop
11 17 (4.57%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (4.03%) Skype
12 15 (4.03%) VSAN
13 13 (3.49%) Internet
14 11 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (2.69%) Cisco Wireless
15 10 (2.69%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (29.30%) SQL Server
2 45 (12.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 22 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (5.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (4.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (4.03%) MySQL
7 8 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.61%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.81%) Big Data
11 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.54%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.54%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.54%) SQLite
13 1 (0.27%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 46 (12.37%) Jenkins
2 45 (12.10%) Git (software)
3 19 (5.11%) DbUnit
3 19 (5.11%) jMock
3 19 (5.11%) JUnit
3 19 (5.11%) Maven
3 19 (5.11%) Mockito
4 18 (4.84%) SonarQube
5 11 (2.96%) Subversion
6 10 (2.69%) JIRA
7 6 (1.61%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.61%) Mercurial
7 6 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.08%) GitLab
10 3 (0.81%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.54%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.54%) GoCD
11 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (11.02%) Finance
2 15 (4.03%) Retail
3 7 (1.88%) Legal
4 5 (1.34%) Digital Economy
4 5 (1.34%) Electronics
5 4 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.08%) Law
5 4 (1.08%) Marketing
5 4 (1.08%) Public Sector
6 3 (0.81%) Back Office
6 3 (0.81%) Military
7 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.54%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 95 (25.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (11.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 38 (10.22%) Systems Engineer
4 34 (9.14%) Analyst
5 33 (8.87%) IT Engineer
6 32 (8.60%) Support Engineer
7 30 (8.06%) Administrator
8 25 (6.72%) Systems Administrator
9 24 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
10 23 (6.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (5.91%) IT Support
12 21 (5.65%) VMware Engineer
13 20 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
13 20 (5.38%) Support Analyst
14 18 (4.84%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (4.84%) Developer
14 18 (4.84%) Java Developer
15 15 (4.03%) Technical Engineer
16 14 (3.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 14 (3.76%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.14%) Web Services
2 22 (5.91%) RESTful
3 21 (5.65%) SOAP
3 21 (5.65%) WSH
3 21 (5.65%) XML
4 20 (5.38%) REST
5 19 (5.11%) J2EE
5 19 (5.11%) PowerMock
6 18 (4.84%) Apache Camel
6 18 (4.84%) Spring
7 11 (2.96%) .NET
8 9 (2.42%) Node.js
9 8 (2.15%) Hibernate
9 8 (2.15%) LAMP
10 7 (1.88%) HTML
11 5 (1.34%) SAML
11 5 (1.34%) YAML
12 4 (1.08%) Guice
12 4 (1.08%) Middleware
12 4 (1.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (11.83%) Data Centre
3 39 (10.48%) Management Information System
4 28 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (6.18%) Public Cloud
6 19 (5.11%) Replication
7 18 (4.84%) Clustering
8 13 (3.49%) CMDB
9 9 (2.42%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.88%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.88%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.61%) User Experience
12 5 (1.34%) Driving Licence
13 4 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 3 (0.81%) FlexPod
14 3 (0.81%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.81%) Reinsurance
15 2 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
15 2 (0.54%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 257 (69.09%) Windows
2 191 (51.34%) Windows Server
3 107 (28.76%) Linux
4 75 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (18.55%) Windows Server 2016
6 53 (14.25%) Windows 10
7 42 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
9 30 (8.06%) Windows 7
10 23 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (6.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (4.57%) Unix
12 11 (2.96%) Windows 8
13 9 (2.42%) CentOS
14 8 (2.15%) AIX
15 7 (1.88%) Solaris
16 4 (1.08%) Debian
16 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.81%) HPUX
17 3 (0.81%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (30.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 80 (21.51%) ITIL
3 65 (17.47%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (11.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 43 (11.56%) Change Management
7 33 (8.87%) Project Management
8 32 (8.60%) DevOps
9 26 (6.99%) Scrum
10 25 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (6.72%) Patch Management
11 24 (6.45%) Configuration Management
11 24 (6.45%) TDD
12 21 (5.65%) Mentoring
12 21 (5.65%) Project Delivery
13 20 (5.38%) Root Cause Analysis
13 20 (5.38%) Server Management
14 19 (5.11%) Kanban
14 19 (5.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 18 (4.84%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 89 (23.92%) PowerShell
2 77 (20.70%) SQL
3 33 (8.87%) Bash Shell
4 28 (7.53%) Java
4 28 (7.53%) VBScript
5 27 (7.26%) Python
6 20 (5.38%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.96%) Perl
8 10 (2.69%) C#
8 10 (2.69%) PHP
9 7 (1.88%) C
10 6 (1.61%) Groovy
10 6 (1.61%) Kotlin
10 6 (1.61%) R
11 4 (1.08%) C++
11 4 (1.08%) VB
12 3 (0.81%) Go
13 2 (0.54%) Ruby
13 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (11.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 33 (8.87%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (8.60%) CCNA
5 31 (8.33%) Degree
6 28 (7.53%) MCSE
7 26 (6.99%) MCSA
7 26 (6.99%) Security Cleared
8 18 (4.84%) SC Cleared
9 12 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.96%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.15%) VCAP
12 7 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.34%) VCDX
14 4 (1.08%) A+ Certification
14 4 (1.08%) CCNP
14 4 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.54%) AWS Certification
16 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.68%) SLA
2 19 (5.11%) GDPR
3 14 (3.76%) QA
4 7 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 250 (67.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 205 (55.11%) Active Directory
3 104 (27.96%) VMware ESXi
4 87 (23.39%) Hyper-V
5 74 (19.89%) XenApp
6 32 (8.60%) XenDesktop
7 25 (6.72%) VMware NSX
8 19 (5.11%) Docker
9 14 (3.76%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (2.96%) vCloud
12 10 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (2.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 8 (2.15%) Xen
14 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.61%) NFS
15 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.81%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 44 (11.83%) SCCM
2 39 (10.48%) vCenter Server
3 35 (9.41%) Backup Exec
4 31 (8.33%) Ansible
5 19 (5.11%) Kubernetes
6 17 (4.57%) WSUS
7 12 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (3.23%) Terraform
8 11 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (2.96%) XenMobile
9 10 (2.69%) SCOM
10 9 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (2.42%) Puppet
11 8 (2.15%) vRealize
12 7 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (1.88%) PowerCLI
13 6 (1.61%) NetBackup
13 6 (1.61%) Rancher
14 5 (1.34%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 5 (1.34%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 359 (96.51%) VMware
2 220 (59.14%) Microsoft
3 139 (37.37%) Cisco
4 96 (25.81%) Citrix
5 79 (21.24%) HP
6 60 (16.13%) Veeam
7 45 (12.10%) Dell
7 45 (12.10%) NetApp
8 29 (7.80%) McAfee
9 26 (6.99%) Juniper
10 23 (6.18%) SonicWALL
11 22 (5.91%) EMC
12 21 (5.65%) Meraki
12 21 (5.65%) Symantec
13 20 (5.38%) Palo Alto
14 17 (4.57%) EqualLogic
15 13 (3.49%) IBM
15 13 (3.49%) Mitel
16 12 (3.23%) Red Hat
16 12 (3.23%) Sophos