Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vCenter Server
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 879 819
Rank change year-on-year +60 -60 -34
Permanent jobs citing vCenter Server 349 318 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.99% 2.02% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 270 272 384
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,875 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% -22.00% +23.08%

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 17,518 15,768 17,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.46% 8.94% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13,986 12,814 13,888
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +19 313 £49,500 +16.47% 53
UK excluding London +77 249 £42,500 +8.97% 35
London +10 89 £55,000 +2.36% 20
South East -11 80 £52,050 +30.13% 5
North of England +32 53 £38,500 +4.79% 14
Yorkshire +31 38 £38,500 +2.67% 9
East of England +53 33 £67,500 +35.00% 1
South West +13 31 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Scotland +14 27 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Midlands +18 25 £42,500 +21.43% 6
West Midlands +21 17 £52,000 +48.57% 5
North West +15 13 £44,500 +27.14% 4
East Midlands +17 8 £37,500 +47.06% 1
North East - 2 £28,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 343 (98.28%) VMware
2 264 (75.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 261 (74.79%) Windows
4 255 (73.07%) VMware ESXi
5 178 (51.00%) Windows Server
6 176 (50.43%) Active Directory
7 173 (49.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 164 (46.99%) Microsoft
9 158 (45.27%) Linux
10 126 (36.10%) vSphere
11 102 (29.23%) Microsoft Azure
12 98 (28.08%) Cisco
13 86 (24.64%) SAN
13 86 (24.64%) Firewall
14 80 (22.92%) Service Management
15 78 (22.35%) Hyper-V
16 75 (21.49%) Data Centre
17 74 (21.20%) DNS
18 65 (18.62%) ITIL
18 65 (18.62%) SQL Server
18 65 (18.62%) PowerShell
19 58 (16.62%) EMC
19 58 (16.62%) Cisco Certification
20 55 (15.76%) Citrix
20 55 (15.76%) Puppet
21 54 (15.47%) Bash Shell
22 53 (15.19%) Ansible
22 53 (15.19%) BMC
22 53 (15.19%) vRealize
23 52 (14.90%) VMware NSX

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 52 (14.90%) MS Exchange
2 47 (13.47%) IIS
3 22 (6.30%) OpenStack
4 20 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (3.15%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.72%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.86%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.57%) Apache
12 2 (0.57%) Confluence
12 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (8.02%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 102 (29.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (12.03%) Office 365
3 34 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (5.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (2.58%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.43%) IaaS
6 5 (1.43%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.86%) PaaS
9 2 (0.57%) SaaS
10 1 (0.29%) Akamai
10 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 86 (24.64%) Firewall
1 86 (24.64%) SAN
2 74 (21.20%) DNS
3 46 (13.18%) DHCP
4 45 (12.89%) TCP/IP
5 31 (8.88%) WAN
6 29 (8.31%) NetScaler
7 27 (7.74%) LAN
8 24 (6.88%) Internet
9 23 (6.59%) iSCSI
9 23 (6.59%) SNMP
10 18 (5.16%) Network Security
11 17 (4.87%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (4.87%) NAS
12 16 (4.58%) FCoE
12 16 (4.58%) MPLS
13 12 (3.44%) Unified Communications
13 12 (3.44%) VLAN
13 12 (3.44%) VoIP
13 12 (3.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.87%) Big Data
3 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.86%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.29%) DB2
6 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL
6 1 (0.29%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.29%) Redis
6 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (7.45%) Jenkins
2 18 (5.16%) JIRA
3 16 (4.58%) Redmine
4 10 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.86%) MSI
5 3 (0.86%) WiX
6 2 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.29%) GitLab
7 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.29%) QUnit
General
1 51 (14.61%) Finance
2 18 (5.16%) Games
3 10 (2.87%) Marketing
4 9 (2.58%) Advertising
5 7 (2.01%) Retail
6 4 (1.15%) Legal
7 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.57%) Law
7 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Military
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 154 (44.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (15.76%) VMware Engineer
3 53 (15.19%) Linux Engineer
4 39 (11.17%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (7.74%) Windows Engineer
7 25 (7.16%) Systems Engineer
8 24 (6.88%) Administrator
8 24 (6.88%) Platform Engineer
9 23 (6.59%) Network Engineer
10 22 (6.30%) Infrastructure Support
10 22 (6.30%) Support Engineer
10 22 (6.30%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (5.16%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 18 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (4.58%) Wintel Engineer
13 15 (4.30%) Analyst
13 15 (4.30%) Architect
13 15 (4.30%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 14 (4.01%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.31%) Middleware
2 9 (2.58%) Web Services
3 6 (1.72%) .NET
4 4 (1.15%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.15%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.15%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (1.15%) LDAP
5 3 (0.86%) Angular 2
5 3 (0.86%) CSS
5 3 (0.86%) Dapper ORM
5 3 (0.86%) Entity Framework
5 3 (0.86%) HTML
5 3 (0.86%) MFC
5 3 (0.86%) NHibernate
5 3 (0.86%) WCF
5 3 (0.86%) WPF
5 3 (0.86%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.57%) COM
6 2 (0.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 75 (21.49%) Data Centre
2 42 (12.03%) Private Cloud
3 34 (9.74%) Public Cloud
4 26 (7.45%) EMC VNX
5 24 (6.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 23 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (6.30%) Computer Science
8 20 (5.73%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (4.30%) Management Information System
10 13 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (2.87%) Clustering
12 8 (2.29%) HP Storage
13 6 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.72%) User Experience
14 5 (1.43%) Cybercrime
14 5 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
14 5 (1.43%) Mainframe
14 5 (1.43%) PKI
14 5 (1.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 4 (1.15%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 261 (74.79%) Windows
2 178 (51.00%) Windows Server
3 158 (45.27%) Linux
4 51 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (9.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (7.74%) Unix
8 24 (6.88%) Windows 7
9 23 (6.59%) CentOS
10 18 (5.16%) Windows 10
11 16 (4.58%) Ubuntu
12 12 (3.44%) Fedora
13 7 (2.01%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.15%) VMS
15 3 (0.86%) Debian
15 3 (0.86%) Solaris
15 3 (0.86%) SUSE
16 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (49.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 80 (22.92%) Service Management
3 65 (18.62%) ITIL
4 51 (14.61%) Problem Management
4 51 (14.61%) Root Cause Analysis
5 41 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (11.75%) Service Delivery
6 40 (11.46%) Configuration Management
7 35 (10.03%) DevOps
7 35 (10.03%) Mentoring
8 33 (9.46%) High Availability
9 32 (9.17%) Software Engineering
9 32 (9.17%) Test Automation
10 30 (8.60%) Load Balancing
11 29 (8.31%) Incident Management
12 27 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (6.59%) Logistics
14 23 (6.59%) User Stories
15 22 (6.30%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 65 (18.62%) PowerShell
2 54 (15.47%) Bash Shell
3 41 (11.75%) Python
4 28 (8.02%) C
5 26 (7.45%) JavaScript
6 16 (4.58%) Korn
7 15 (4.30%) Ruby
8 14 (4.01%) SQL
9 6 (1.72%) C#
10 4 (1.15%) Java
11 3 (0.86%) C++
12 2 (0.57%) Perl
13 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 58 (16.62%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (14.04%) Security Cleared
3 41 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (10.60%) CCNA
4 37 (10.60%) DV Cleared
5 34 (9.74%) MCSE
5 34 (9.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 33 (9.46%) Degree
7 25 (7.16%) Linux+ Certification
8 24 (6.88%) CISSP
9 23 (6.59%) CCNP
9 23 (6.59%) CompTIA Security+
9 23 (6.59%) GIAC
9 23 (6.59%) Network+ Certification
9 23 (6.59%) SANS
9 23 (6.59%) SSCP
10 21 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (3.72%) RHCE
13 11 (3.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.73%) SLA
2 12 (3.44%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.86%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 264 (75.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 255 (73.07%) VMware ESXi
3 176 (50.43%) Active Directory
4 126 (36.10%) vSphere
5 78 (22.35%) Hyper-V
6 52 (14.90%) VMware NSX
7 39 (11.17%) NFS
8 28 (8.02%) Virtual Desktop
9 24 (6.88%) Docker
9 24 (6.88%) XenApp
9 24 (6.88%) XenDesktop
10 23 (6.59%) Samba
11 18 (5.16%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (4.87%) Firmware
12 17 (4.87%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (3.44%) VirtualBox
13 12 (3.44%) Xen
14 11 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
15 6 (1.72%) vCloud
15 6 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (15.76%) Puppet
2 53 (15.19%) Ansible
2 53 (15.19%) vRealize
3 42 (12.03%) SCCM
4 34 (9.74%) Nagios
5 24 (6.88%) vMotion
6 22 (6.30%) SCOM
7 21 (6.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (4.87%) WSUS
9 16 (4.58%) Kubernetes
10 15 (4.30%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (3.72%) Cisco CUCM
11 13 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (3.72%) SCVMM
12 12 (3.44%) OpenNMS
12 12 (3.44%) ZABBIX
13 11 (3.15%) Terraform
14 10 (2.87%) PowerCLI
15 7 (2.01%) EMC NetWorker
15 7 (2.01%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 343 (98.28%) VMware
2 164 (46.99%) Microsoft
3 98 (28.08%) Cisco
4 58 (16.62%) EMC
5 55 (15.76%) Citrix
6 53 (15.19%) BMC
7 47 (13.47%) ServiceNow
8 42 (12.03%) NetApp
9 41 (11.75%) HP
10 38 (10.89%) SolarWinds
11 37 (10.60%) Red Hat
11 37 (10.60%) Veeam
12 33 (9.46%) F5
13 25 (7.16%) Dell
14 16 (4.58%) Splunk
15 15 (4.30%) AppDynamics
15 15 (4.30%) Fortinet
15 15 (4.30%) WorldPay
16 13 (3.72%) Ivanti
17 12 (3.44%) Hortonworks