Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vCenter Server
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 823 782 892
Rank change year-on-year -41 +110 -62
Permanent jobs citing vCenter Server 276 439 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.53% 2.54% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 234 311 230
UK median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,225
90th Percentile £81,250 £71,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +11.84% -15.56%

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 18,014 17,312 15,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.57% 10.08% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,802 13,631 12,216
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,194
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 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
England -33 270 £43,000 -10.42% 9
UK excluding London -40 209 £42,500 - 8
South East +69 105 £62,500 +25.00% 3
London +22 62 £56,500 +5.16% 1
South West +41 45 £33,750 -25.00% 3
East of England +46 30 £50,000 -23.08% 1
North of England -22 20 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire -37 14 £37,500 -6.25%
Midlands -18 6 £35,000 -20.90%
North West +20 5 £32,500 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -15 4 £35,000 -24.73%
Wales - 3 £49,000 -
East Midlands +24 2 - -
North East +17 1 £36,250 +34.26%

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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.

1 268 (97.10%) VMware
2 209 (75.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (67.75%) Windows
4 172 (62.32%) VMware ESXi
5 167 (60.51%) Microsoft
6 127 (46.01%) Windows Server
7 124 (44.93%) Active Directory
8 107 (38.77%) PowerShell
9 100 (36.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 92 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 81 (29.35%) Linux
12 78 (28.26%) Citrix
13 75 (27.17%) Cisco
14 73 (26.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 73 (26.45%) Data Centre
15 71 (25.72%) Hyper-V
15 71 (25.72%) ITIL
16 70 (25.36%) Office 365
17 67 (24.28%) Windows Server 2012
17 67 (24.28%) Firewall
18 65 (23.55%) Microsoft Certification
18 65 (23.55%) SAN
19 62 (22.46%) vSphere
20 59 (21.38%) SQL
21 57 (20.65%) DNS
22 51 (18.48%) SQL Server
22 51 (18.48%) Puppet
22 51 (18.48%) Public Cloud
23 50 (18.12%) DevOps
23 50 (18.12%) Security Cleared

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 39 (14.13%) SharePoint
2 38 (13.77%) MS Exchange
3 19 (6.88%) Apache
4 17 (6.16%) Skype for Business
5 14 (5.07%) Tomcat
6 13 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (4.71%) IIS
7 9 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.26%) OpenStack
8 7 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.72%) Confluence
12 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.36%) Tornado
Applications
1 29 (10.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 92 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (25.36%) Office 365
3 48 (17.39%) IaaS
4 31 (11.23%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (10.87%) PaaS
6 28 (10.14%) SaaS
7 21 (7.61%) BPaaS
8 9 (3.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 7 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.45%) Azure Stack
11 4 (1.45%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.36%) Akamai
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.36%) Cloudflare
12 1 (0.36%) G Suite
12 1 (0.36%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 67 (24.28%) Firewall
2 65 (23.55%) SAN
3 57 (20.65%) DNS
4 48 (17.39%) DHCP
5 34 (12.32%) VLAN
6 31 (11.23%) VPN
7 29 (10.51%) WAN
8 28 (10.14%) MPLS
9 27 (9.78%) LAN
10 25 (9.06%) TCP/IP
11 21 (7.61%) Network Security
12 19 (6.88%) NAS
12 19 (6.88%) NetScaler
12 19 (6.88%) VSAN
13 15 (5.43%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (5.07%) VoIP
15 13 (4.71%) Fibre Channel
16 12 (4.35%) Wireless
17 10 (3.62%) FTP
17 10 (3.62%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.07%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (3.99%) MySQL
5 10 (3.62%) Big Data
6 8 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.72%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.36%) Redis
10 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (9.06%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (3.99%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.62%) JIRA
4 6 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.45%) Redmine
5 4 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.72%) Ant
6 2 (0.72%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.72%) gcov
6 2 (0.72%) Maven
6 2 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.72%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.72%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.36%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.36%) git-flow
7 1 (0.36%) GitLab
7 1 (0.36%) GoCD
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (15.22%) Finance
2 10 (3.62%) Retail
3 8 (2.90%) Advertising
3 8 (2.90%) Front Office
4 7 (2.54%) Back Office
5 6 (2.17%) Legal
6 5 (1.81%) Military
7 4 (1.45%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.45%) Marketing
8 2 (0.72%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 91 (32.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (15.94%) Architect
3 35 (12.68%) Cloud Architect
4 31 (11.23%) Support Engineer
5 25 (9.06%) VMware Engineer
6 21 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
7 20 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
8 19 (6.88%) Citrix Engineer
8 19 (6.88%) Consultant
9 17 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (6.16%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (5.80%) Azure Architect
10 16 (5.80%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (5.80%) IT Support
11 14 (5.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 14 (5.07%) IT Engineer
11 14 (5.07%) VMware Architect
12 12 (4.35%) Analyst
13 11 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
13 11 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.14%) JSON
2 22 (7.97%) Web Services
3 8 (2.90%) REST
4 7 (2.54%) LDAP
5 4 (1.45%) Apache NiFi
5 4 (1.45%) CGI
5 4 (1.45%) Django
5 4 (1.45%) HTML
5 4 (1.45%) Web Services Management
6 3 (1.09%) Middleware
7 2 (0.72%) .NET
7 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.72%) XML
8 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.36%) COM
8 1 (0.36%) SOAP
8 1 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (26.45%) Data Centre
2 51 (18.48%) Public Cloud
3 32 (11.59%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (11.59%) Hybrid Cloud
4 20 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (5.07%) Enterprise Storage
7 13 (4.71%) Data Protection Act
8 12 (4.35%) Replication
9 10 (3.62%) Management Information System
9 10 (3.62%) Private Cloud
10 9 (3.26%) Clustering
11 8 (2.90%) CMDB
12 3 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.72%) CESG
13 2 (0.72%) FMCG
13 2 (0.72%) User Experience
14 1 (0.36%) Handset
14 1 (0.36%) IVR
14 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 187 (67.75%) Windows
2 127 (46.01%) Windows Server
3 81 (29.35%) Linux
4 73 (26.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (24.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (9.42%) CentOS
7 23 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (8.33%) Windows 10
8 22 (7.97%) Ubuntu
9 20 (7.25%) Windows 7
10 9 (3.26%) Debian
10 9 (3.26%) Unix
11 7 (2.54%) Fedora
11 7 (2.54%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.17%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.81%) Android
13 5 (1.81%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (1.81%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (36.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 71 (25.72%) ITIL
3 50 (18.12%) DevOps
4 45 (16.30%) Problem-Solving
5 43 (15.58%) High Availability
6 33 (11.96%) Capacity Planning
7 32 (11.59%) Business Continuity
8 30 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (10.14%) Service Management
10 27 (9.78%) Computer Science
10 27 (9.78%) Mentoring
11 26 (9.42%) Infrastructure as Code
12 24 (8.70%) Cloud Operations
12 24 (8.70%) Presales
13 22 (7.97%) Service Delivery
14 21 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (7.25%) Configuration Management
15 20 (7.25%) Financial Analysis
16 19 (6.88%) Infrastructure Automation
17 17 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (38.77%) PowerShell
2 59 (21.38%) SQL
3 43 (15.58%) Python
4 31 (11.23%) Bash Shell
5 27 (9.78%) Java
6 16 (5.80%) C
7 9 (3.26%) PHP
8 8 (2.90%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.90%) Ruby
9 6 (2.17%) Perl
10 4 (1.45%) C++
11 3 (1.09%) C#
12 2 (0.72%) Groovy
13 1 (0.36%) Korn
13 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.36%) VB
13 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (23.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (18.12%) Security Cleared
3 45 (16.30%) MCSE
4 40 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (10.51%) MCSA
6 22 (7.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (7.61%) CCNP
8 20 (7.25%) CCNA
9 16 (5.80%) Degree
10 14 (5.07%) CISSP
11 13 (4.71%) DV Cleared
12 12 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (3.99%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (3.26%) CCIE
15 8 (2.90%) CCDP
15 8 (2.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 8 (2.90%) CESG Certified Professional
15 8 (2.90%) SC Cleared
15 8 (2.90%) VCP6
16 7 (2.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.77%) SLA
2 3 (1.09%) GDPR
3 2 (0.72%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.72%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.72%) RMADS
4 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 209 (75.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 172 (62.32%) VMware ESXi
3 124 (44.93%) Active Directory
4 71 (25.72%) Hyper-V
5 62 (22.46%) vSphere
6 47 (17.03%) XenApp
7 33 (11.96%) VMware NSX
8 23 (8.33%) Docker
9 22 (7.97%) XenDesktop
10 16 (5.80%) NFS
11 15 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (5.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 11 (3.99%) Firmware
13 11 (3.99%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (3.62%) Samba
14 10 (3.62%) vCloud
14 10 (3.62%) VirtualBox
15 9 (3.26%) Terminal Server
15 9 (3.26%) Xen
16 7 (2.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 51 (18.48%) Puppet
2 49 (17.75%) Ansible
3 44 (15.94%) SCCM
4 22 (7.97%) vRealize
5 17 (6.16%) WSUS
6 15 (5.43%) Kubernetes
6 15 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (4.35%) Nagios
7 12 (4.35%) XenMobile
8 10 (3.62%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (3.62%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (3.26%) Backup Exec
10 8 (2.90%) Cisco Prime
10 8 (2.90%) SCOM
11 7 (2.54%) OpenNMS
11 7 (2.54%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (2.54%) Oracle ZFS
11 7 (2.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 7 (2.54%) SCOrch
11 7 (2.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 268 (97.10%) VMware
2 167 (60.51%) Microsoft
3 78 (28.26%) Citrix
4 75 (27.17%) Cisco
5 29 (10.51%) HP
6 26 (9.42%) NetApp
7 25 (9.06%) Dell
7 25 (9.06%) Oracle
8 24 (8.70%) Veeam
9 23 (8.33%) EMC
9 23 (8.33%) SolarWinds
10 18 (6.52%) Red Hat
11 15 (5.43%) Meraki
12 10 (3.62%) Aruba
12 10 (3.62%) CheckPoint
13 9 (3.26%) Symantec
14 8 (2.90%) F5
15 7 (2.54%) Cloudera
15 7 (2.54%) Hortonworks
15 7 (2.54%) ServiceNow