Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vCenter Server
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 774 901 797
Rank change year-on-year +127 -104 -49
Permanent jobs citing vCenter Server 428 290 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.44% 1.90% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 301 237 442
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,525
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £38,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.47% -15.56% +8.43%

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 17,528 15,226 17,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.08% 8.80% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 13,797 12,318 14,167
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +109 393 £48,000 -4.00% 36
UK excluding London +141 309 £43,500 +14.47% 24
London -15 115 £53,115 -11.48% 12
South East +6 74 £50,000 +17.65% 6
East of England +56 69 £62,500 +25.00% 1
North of England +44 65 £40,000 +23.08% 5
Midlands +45 54 £46,500 +72.22% 5
Yorkshire +61 52 £40,000 +23.08% 2
West Midlands +51 49 £48,000 +77.78% 1
Scotland 0 31 £42,500 +5.59%
South West -9 16 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North West +2 12 £39,750 +13.57% 2
East Midlands +14 5 £42,500 - 4
North East -22 1 £27,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 428 (100.00%) VMware
2 351 (82.01%) Windows
3 326 (76.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 297 (69.39%) VMware ESXi
5 224 (52.34%) Windows Server
6 219 (51.17%) Active Directory
7 214 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 193 (45.09%) vSphere
9 144 (33.64%) Linux
10 137 (32.01%) Data Centre
11 135 (31.54%) Cisco
12 120 (28.04%) ITIL
13 119 (27.80%) Microsoft Azure
14 116 (27.10%) Firewall
15 115 (26.87%) Citrix
16 104 (24.30%) DNS
17 97 (22.66%) Public Cloud
18 96 (22.43%) MS Exchange
19 94 (21.96%) Hyper-V
20 91 (21.26%) SAN
21 81 (18.93%) PowerShell
22 80 (18.69%) SCCM
23 74 (17.29%) VMware NSX
24 69 (16.12%) Windows Server 2012
25 66 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
26 62 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
26 62 (14.49%) vRealize
27 61 (14.25%) DevOps
27 61 (14.25%) WAN
27 61 (14.25%) HP

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 96 (22.43%) MS Exchange
2 60 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (5.37%) IIS
5 20 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (3.97%) Oracle Service Bus
7 10 (2.34%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.87%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.17%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.47%) Apache
12 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.23%) Confluence
13 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (9.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 119 (27.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (11.21%) Office 365
4 17 (3.97%) IBM Cloud
5 15 (3.50%) IaaS
6 12 (2.80%) PaaS
7 9 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.87%) Akamai
9 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.47%) SaaS
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (27.10%) Firewall
2 104 (24.30%) DNS
3 91 (21.26%) SAN
4 61 (14.25%) WAN
5 59 (13.79%) DHCP
6 57 (13.32%) NetScaler
7 55 (12.85%) LAN
8 47 (10.98%) Network Security
9 44 (10.28%) TCP/IP
10 35 (8.18%) Internet
11 30 (7.01%) VPN
12 19 (4.44%) SNMP
13 18 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (3.74%) Telepresence
14 16 (3.74%) Unified Communications
15 15 (3.50%) MPLS
15 15 (3.50%) VoIP
16 14 (3.27%) DMZ
16 14 (3.27%) NAS
17 12 (2.80%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.21%) Big Data
3 14 (3.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.17%) MySQL
6 4 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.23%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 33 (7.71%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.80%) MSI
3 12 (2.80%) WiX
4 10 (2.34%) JIRA
5 9 (2.10%) Redmine
General
1 58 (13.55%) Finance
2 20 (4.67%) Marketing
3 15 (3.50%) Law
4 9 (2.10%) Games
5 8 (1.87%) Retail
6 5 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.93%) Banking
8 3 (0.70%) Legal
9 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 129 (30.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 77 (17.99%) VMware Engineer
3 51 (11.92%) Systems Engineer
4 33 (7.71%) Cloud Engineer
4 33 (7.71%) Infrastructure Support
5 32 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (7.24%) Technical Specialist
7 29 (6.78%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 29 (6.78%) Linux Engineer
8 28 (6.54%) Citrix Specialist
8 28 (6.54%) Citrix Technical Specialist
9 26 (6.07%) Support Engineer
9 26 (6.07%) Windows Engineer
10 24 (5.61%) Analyst
10 24 (5.61%) Architect
11 23 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
11 23 (5.37%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 23 (5.37%) Team Leader
11 23 (5.37%) Virtualisation Specialist
12 22 (5.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.21%) Middleware
2 31 (7.24%) Web Services
3 19 (4.44%) HTML
4 12 (2.80%) .NET
4 12 (2.80%) .NET Framework
4 12 (2.80%) 802.1X
4 12 (2.80%) AngularJS
4 12 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (2.80%) CSS
4 12 (2.80%) Dapper ORM
4 12 (2.80%) Entity Framework
4 12 (2.80%) MFC
4 12 (2.80%) NHibernate
4 12 (2.80%) WCF
4 12 (2.80%) WPF
5 10 (2.34%) Angular 2
6 7 (1.64%) XML
7 4 (0.93%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.47%) COM
8 2 (0.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 137 (32.01%) Data Centre
2 97 (22.66%) Public Cloud
3 52 (12.15%) Self-Motivation
4 34 (7.94%) Linux Command Line
5 32 (7.48%) Computer Science
6 24 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (4.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 18 (4.21%) Private Cloud
9 17 (3.97%) IBM Mainframe
9 17 (3.97%) Mainframe
9 17 (3.97%) User Experience
10 15 (3.50%) EMC VNX
11 14 (3.27%) Clustering
11 14 (3.27%) Management Information System
12 11 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (2.57%) Minimum Viable Product
13 10 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (1.64%) Blackberry
14 7 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (1.40%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 351 (82.01%) Windows
2 224 (52.34%) Windows Server
3 144 (33.64%) Linux
4 69 (16.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (10.75%) Windows 7
7 44 (10.28%) Unix
8 23 (5.37%) Windows 10
9 9 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.10%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.87%) CentOS
11 6 (1.40%) VMS
12 4 (0.93%) Debian
12 4 (0.93%) Solaris
13 3 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.23%) Fedora
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (28.04%) ITIL
2 61 (14.25%) DevOps
3 60 (14.02%) Load Balancing
4 56 (13.08%) Software Engineering
5 55 (12.85%) Service Management
6 53 (12.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 50 (11.68%) Test Automation
8 48 (11.21%) Configuration Management
9 46 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 45 (10.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 44 (10.28%) Mentoring
12 37 (8.64%) Service Delivery
13 32 (7.48%) Continuous Deployment
14 31 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (6.78%) Problem Management
16 23 (5.37%) Line Management
16 23 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (4.91%) Presales
19 19 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 81 (18.93%) PowerShell
2 47 (10.98%) Python
3 44 (10.28%) Bash Shell
4 43 (10.05%) JavaScript
5 34 (7.94%) Ruby
6 24 (5.61%) SQL
7 13 (3.04%) C
7 13 (3.04%) C#
8 9 (2.10%) Korn
9 5 (1.17%) Perl
10 4 (0.93%) Java
10 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.47%) C++
11 2 (0.47%) VBScript
12 1 (0.23%) PHP
12 1 (0.23%) Scala
12 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (9.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 39 (9.11%) Degree
2 39 (9.11%) ITIL Certification
3 35 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (7.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (6.54%) CCNA
5 28 (6.54%) Security Cleared
6 27 (6.31%) MCSE
7 21 (4.91%) DV Cleared
8 14 (3.27%) SC Cleared
9 11 (2.57%) CISSP
10 10 (2.34%) CompTIA Security+
10 10 (2.34%) GIAC
10 10 (2.34%) Linux+ Certification
10 10 (2.34%) Network+ Certification
10 10 (2.34%) SANS
10 10 (2.34%) SSCP
11 7 (1.64%) MCITP
11 7 (1.64%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.92%) SLA
2 16 (3.74%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.64%) GDPR
5 2 (0.47%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) GCP
System Software
1 326 (76.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 297 (69.39%) VMware ESXi
3 219 (51.17%) Active Directory
4 193 (45.09%) vSphere
5 94 (21.96%) Hyper-V
6 74 (17.29%) VMware NSX
7 54 (12.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 54 (12.62%) Virtual Desktop
7 54 (12.62%) XenDesktop
8 52 (12.15%) XenApp
9 35 (8.18%) Virtual Servers
10 29 (6.78%) NFS
11 20 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (3.04%) Firmware
13 11 (2.57%) vCloud
14 10 (2.34%) Samba
15 6 (1.40%) XenServer
16 4 (0.93%) Docker
17 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 80 (18.69%) SCCM
2 62 (14.49%) vRealize
3 47 (10.98%) vMotion
4 46 (10.75%) Puppet
5 45 (10.51%) Ansible
6 40 (9.35%) SCOM
7 36 (8.41%) SCVMM
8 33 (7.71%) Opscode Chef
9 28 (6.54%) WSUS
10 23 (5.37%) Microsoft Clustering
11 22 (5.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 20 (4.67%) Cisco CUCM
13 19 (4.44%) Terraform
14 12 (2.80%) PowerCLI
15 10 (2.34%) Nagios
15 10 (2.34%) NetBackup
16 8 (1.87%) Backup Exec
16 8 (1.87%) EMC NetWorker
16 8 (1.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 7 (1.64%) Simpana
Vendors
1 428 (100.00%) VMware
2 214 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 135 (31.54%) Cisco
4 115 (26.87%) Citrix
5 61 (14.25%) HP
6 45 (10.51%) F5
6 45 (10.51%) NetApp
6 45 (10.51%) Veeam
7 42 (9.81%) Ivanti
8 40 (9.35%) BMC
9 39 (9.11%) EMC
10 38 (8.88%) Fortinet
11 32 (7.48%) ServiceNow
12 31 (7.24%) AppDynamics
12 31 (7.24%) Splunk
13 30 (7.01%) WorldPay
14 25 (5.84%) CommVault
15 23 (5.37%) Oracle
16 22 (5.14%) IBM
17 21 (4.91%) SolarWinds