Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for vCenter Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited vCenter Server over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vCenter Server
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 777 865 791
Rank change year-on-year +88 -74 -29
Permanent jobs citing vCenter Server 444 325 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.73% 2.14% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 347 258 461
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% -7.61%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +8.97% -9.30%

vCenter Server is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 16,292 15,167 16,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.22% 8.68% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 13,114 12,290 13,772
UK median annual salary £53,000 £51,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.42% +3.50% +7.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +7.50%

vCenter Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing vCenter Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vCenter Server.

Salary trend for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing vCenter Server over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vCenter Server within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. 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
England +92 431 £45,000 -5.26% 42
UK excluding London +61 275 £42,500 - 30
London +27 168 £53,730 -8.93% 14
South East +23 102 £40,000 -11.11% 11
East of England +31 59 £67,500 +50.00% 2
Midlands +45 44 £39,000 -7.69% 2
West Midlands +36 40 £39,000 +10.64% 2
North of England -14 36 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Yorkshire +26 28 £40,000 +15.11% 6
South West +7 26 £42,500 +3.66% 1
Scotland -26 11 £45,000 +8.43% 2
North West -32 6 £44,500 -3.26% 6
East Midlands +9 4 £34,000 -20.00%
North East -21 2 £45,000 +66.67%

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT jobs citing vCenter Server 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 with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 444 (100.00%) VMware
2 373 (84.01%) Windows
3 317 (71.40%) VMware ESXi
4 294 (66.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 236 (53.15%) Windows Server
6 229 (51.58%) Microsoft
7 219 (49.32%) Active Directory
8 180 (40.54%) Cisco
9 171 (38.51%) vSphere
10 146 (32.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 140 (31.53%) Linux
12 137 (30.86%) ITIL
13 124 (27.93%) Firewall
14 117 (26.35%) MS Exchange
15 116 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 111 (25.00%) Data Centre
17 104 (23.42%) Citrix
18 100 (22.52%) SQL Server
19 98 (22.07%) DNS
20 89 (20.05%) DHCP
21 88 (19.82%) VMware NSX
22 84 (18.92%) HP
23 83 (18.69%) SAN
23 83 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
24 81 (18.24%) PowerShell
25 76 (17.12%) SCCM
26 75 (16.89%) Microsoft Azure
27 72 (16.22%) SQL
28 71 (15.99%) Hyper-V
29 69 (15.54%) WAN

vCenter Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 117 (26.35%) MS Exchange
2 83 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (6.76%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.83%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.25%) Apache
7 9 (2.03%) Oracle Service Bus
8 8 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.58%) IIS
9 7 (1.58%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.90%) Confluence
12 3 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 32 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (16.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (12.16%) Office 365
3 38 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (4.50%) IaaS
5 13 (2.93%) Akamai
6 12 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (2.70%) PaaS
7 9 (2.03%) Bluemix
7 9 (2.03%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle CX
9 3 (0.68%) SaaS
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.23%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 124 (27.93%) Firewall
2 98 (22.07%) DNS
3 89 (20.05%) DHCP
4 83 (18.69%) SAN
5 69 (15.54%) WAN
6 63 (14.19%) LAN
7 61 (13.74%) TCP/IP
8 56 (12.61%) Network Security
9 53 (11.94%) VPN
10 38 (8.56%) NetScaler
11 29 (6.53%) SNMP
12 28 (6.31%) VLAN
13 25 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (4.95%) Internet
15 21 (4.73%) MPLS
16 20 (4.50%) DMZ
17 18 (4.05%) BGP
18 17 (3.83%) FCoE
19 16 (3.60%) IPsec
19 16 (3.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (22.52%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.28%) SQL Server 2014
3 15 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.03%) Big Data
6 3 (0.68%) MySQL
6 3 (0.68%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (4.73%) JIRA
2 18 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.15%) Redmine
4 8 (1.80%) MSI
5 7 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.58%) WiX
6 6 (1.35%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.68%) Subversion
8 2 (0.45%) Hudson
9 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 49 (11.04%) Finance
2 27 (6.08%) Law
3 19 (4.28%) Legal
4 13 (2.93%) Games
5 11 (2.48%) Retail
6 9 (2.03%) Banking
7 8 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.58%) Advertising
8 7 (1.58%) Marketing
9 4 (0.90%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.90%) Electronics
9 4 (0.90%) Front Office
9 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 118 (26.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (18.69%) VMware Engineer
3 61 (13.74%) Systems Engineer
4 50 (11.26%) Support Engineer
5 36 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support
6 32 (7.21%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 32 (7.21%) Team Leader
7 31 (6.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (6.31%) Desktop Support
9 27 (6.08%) Analyst
10 26 (5.86%) Architect
11 24 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
12 22 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 22 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
12 22 (4.95%) VMware Support Engineer
13 21 (4.73%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 21 (4.73%) Server Support
13 21 (4.73%) Technical Support
14 19 (4.28%) Security Engineer
15 18 (4.05%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.28%) HTML
2 18 (4.05%) Web Services
3 16 (3.60%) Middleware
4 13 (2.93%) 802.1X
5 12 (2.70%) XML
6 8 (1.80%) .NET
6 8 (1.80%) CSS
7 7 (1.58%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.58%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (1.58%) Dapper ORM
7 7 (1.58%) Entity Framework
7 7 (1.58%) MFC
7 7 (1.58%) NHibernate
7 7 (1.58%) WCF
7 7 (1.58%) WPF
8 6 (1.35%) LDAP
9 4 (0.90%) Java EE
9 4 (0.90%) STL
9 4 (0.90%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 111 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 58 (13.06%) Public Cloud
3 56 (12.61%) Clustering
4 43 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (5.41%) Replication
6 23 (5.18%) Computer Science
7 19 (4.28%) User Experience
8 13 (2.93%) Enterprise Storage
8 13 (2.93%) Minimum Viable Product
9 12 (2.70%) Handset
10 11 (2.48%) Fat Client
10 11 (2.48%) Thin Client
11 10 (2.25%) Blackberry
12 9 (2.03%) IBM Mainframe
12 9 (2.03%) Mainframe
13 8 (1.80%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.35%) EMC VNX
15 5 (1.13%) iPhone
16 4 (0.90%) CLARiiON
16 4 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 373 (84.01%) Windows
2 236 (53.15%) Windows Server
3 146 (32.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 140 (31.53%) Linux
5 116 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (10.59%) Windows 7
7 30 (6.76%) Unix
8 23 (5.18%) Windows 10
9 22 (4.95%) CentOS
9 22 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (3.15%) VMS
11 13 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.03%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.80%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.35%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.35%) Solaris
15 5 (1.13%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.68%) Debian
17 2 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.45%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (30.86%) ITIL
2 52 (11.71%) Software Engineering
3 48 (10.81%) Mentoring
4 46 (10.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 38 (8.56%) DevOps
6 37 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 35 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (7.43%) Problem Management
8 33 (7.43%) Service Delivery
9 28 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (6.31%) Load Balancing
10 26 (5.86%) The Twelve-Factor App
11 24 (5.41%) Information Security
11 24 (5.41%) Service Management
12 23 (5.18%) Configuration Management
12 23 (5.18%) E-Commerce
12 23 (5.18%) High Availability
13 20 (4.50%) Change Management
13 20 (4.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (18.24%) PowerShell
2 72 (16.22%) SQL
3 34 (7.66%) Python
4 33 (7.43%) Bash Shell
5 19 (4.28%) C
6 16 (3.60%) Perl
7 14 (3.15%) Korn
7 14 (3.15%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.93%) JavaScript
9 12 (2.70%) C#
10 9 (2.03%) PHP
11 7 (1.58%) Ruby
12 6 (1.35%) C++
12 6 (1.35%) Java
12 6 (1.35%) VBScript
13 4 (0.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 66 (14.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 51 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (9.01%) Security Cleared
5 39 (8.78%) CCNA
6 38 (8.56%) MCSE
7 33 (7.43%) Degree
7 33 (7.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (6.08%) DV Cleared
9 22 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (4.73%) MCITP
11 18 (4.05%) SC Cleared
12 17 (3.83%) CCNP
13 16 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (3.38%) MCSA
15 14 (3.15%) CISSP
15 14 (3.15%) GIAC
15 14 (3.15%) Linux+ Certification
15 14 (3.15%) Network+ Certification
15 14 (3.15%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (9.46%) SLA
2 16 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.68%) GDPR
6 2 (0.45%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.45%) PA-DSS
6 2 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 317 (71.40%) VMware ESXi
2 294 (66.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 219 (49.32%) Active Directory
4 171 (38.51%) vSphere
5 88 (19.82%) VMware NSX
6 71 (15.99%) Hyper-V
7 47 (10.59%) XenApp
8 42 (9.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 39 (8.78%) XenDesktop
10 28 (6.31%) NFS
11 23 (5.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 23 (5.18%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (4.50%) vCloud
13 14 (3.15%) Samba
14 11 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (1.58%) Firmware
15 7 (1.58%) KVM
16 6 (1.35%) Terminal Services
17 5 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
18 4 (0.90%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 76 (17.12%) SCCM
2 42 (9.46%) SCOM
2 42 (9.46%) vRealize
3 41 (9.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 39 (8.78%) Puppet
5 38 (8.56%) Backup Exec
6 37 (8.33%) vMotion
7 33 (7.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 32 (7.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 29 (6.53%) Ansible
10 27 (6.08%) Nagios
11 24 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (5.41%) SCVMM
12 18 (4.05%) WSUS
13 15 (3.38%) PowerCLI
14 14 (3.15%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (2.93%) Microsoft Clustering
16 12 (2.70%) SCOrch
16 12 (2.70%) Simpana
17 9 (2.03%) Cacti
Vendors
1 444 (100.00%) VMware
2 229 (51.58%) Microsoft
3 180 (40.54%) Cisco
4 104 (23.42%) Citrix
5 84 (18.92%) HP
6 56 (12.61%) Juniper
7 54 (12.16%) F5
8 50 (11.26%) NetApp
9 45 (10.14%) Symantec
10 39 (8.78%) Veritas
11 37 (8.33%) Dell
12 35 (7.88%) Ivanti
13 34 (7.66%) Forcepoint
13 34 (7.66%) Red Hat
14 33 (7.43%) Altiris
14 33 (7.43%) Veeam
15 32 (7.21%) CheckPoint
16 29 (6.53%) CommVault
17 26 (5.86%) SolarWinds
18 22 (4.95%) EMC