Period
to 24 August 2017

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 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vCenter Server
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 868 787 758
Rank change year-on-year -81 -29 +69
Permanent jobs citing vCenter Server 311 491 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.03% 2.90% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 261 421 509
UK median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.05% +20.00% -2.78%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,750 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -22.50% +17.65% -1.16%

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 15357 16919 16510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.74% 8.62% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12424 13763 13190
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,625 £29,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

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 24 August 2017.

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 24 August 2017. 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 -72 306 £42,500 -19.05% 20
UK excluding London -56 182 £38,750 -22.50% 12
London -41 126 £55,000 - 8
South East +40 91 £40,000 -27.27% 6
North of England +2 42 £35,000 -7.89% 4
Yorkshire +30 31 £34,000 -10.53% 2
Midlands +40 20 £38,750 +1.31%
South West -4 20 £42,500 -2.30%
West Midlands +41 18 £38,750 -22.50%
North West -31 10 £35,000 -27.08% 2
East of England -26 6 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Scotland -8 3 £39,000 -13.33%
East Midlands +9 2 £25,500 -23.88%
North East +18 1 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 August 2017, IT jobs citing vCenter Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 301 (96.78%) VMware
2 257 (82.64%) Windows
3 203 (65.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 196 (63.02%) Active Directory
5 182 (58.52%) VMware ESXi
6 178 (57.23%) Microsoft
7 173 (55.63%) Windows Server
8 138 (44.37%) MS Exchange
9 133 (42.77%) Cisco
10 132 (42.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 104 (33.44%) Linux
12 102 (32.80%) vSphere
12 102 (32.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 99 (31.83%) DNS
14 98 (31.51%) ITIL
15 86 (27.65%) SAN
16 80 (25.72%) SQL Server
16 80 (25.72%) DHCP
17 69 (22.19%) Exchange Server 2010
18 68 (21.86%) Firewall
19 64 (20.58%) HP
20 62 (19.94%) Office 365
21 57 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
21 57 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
22 56 (18.01%) Exchange Server 2013
23 54 (17.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 52 (16.72%) WSUS
25 48 (15.43%) High Availability
25 48 (15.43%) Clustering
26 47 (15.11%) Hyper-V

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
1 138 (44.37%) MS Exchange
2 69 (22.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (18.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (13.83%) IIS
5 28 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (6.75%) SharePoint
7 15 (4.82%) Skype for Business
8 9 (2.89%) OpenStack
9 8 (2.57%) SAS
10 7 (2.25%) Apache
11 5 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.32%) CMS
13 1 (0.32%) Confluence
13 1 (0.32%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 32 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (3.54%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (3.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 62 (19.94%) Office 365
2 57 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.57%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.93%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.96%) PaaS
9 2 (0.64%) Akamai
9 2 (0.64%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.64%) SaaS
10 1 (0.32%) G Suite
10 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (31.83%) DNS
2 86 (27.65%) SAN
3 80 (25.72%) DHCP
4 68 (21.86%) Firewall
5 45 (14.47%) VPN
5 45 (14.47%) WAN
6 33 (10.61%) SSL
7 32 (10.29%) VLAN
8 31 (9.97%) TCP/IP
9 28 (9.00%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (8.68%) Cisco IOS
11 26 (8.36%) Remote Desktop
11 26 (8.36%) VoIP
12 23 (7.40%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (6.75%) NAS
14 20 (6.43%) LAN
15 19 (6.11%) MPLS
15 19 (6.11%) SMTP
16 16 (5.14%) Ethernet
17 14 (4.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (25.72%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.25%) MySQL
5 5 (1.61%) MariaDB
5 5 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.61%) Redis
6 3 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.64%) DB2
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.32%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.93%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.29%) JIRA
4 3 (0.96%) Redmine
5 2 (0.64%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.32%) GitLab
6 1 (0.32%) MSI
6 1 (0.32%) NuGet
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
General
1 35 (11.25%) Finance
2 28 (9.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.18%) Law
4 7 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.25%) Marketing
5 6 (1.93%) Advertising
6 5 (1.61%) Electronics
6 5 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.61%) Legal
7 3 (0.96%) Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Automotive
8 2 (0.64%) Retail
9 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 82 (26.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (12.86%) Analyst
3 30 (9.65%) Systems Engineer
4 29 (9.32%) Support Analyst
5 26 (8.36%) VMware Engineer
6 25 (8.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 25 (8.04%) IT Engineer
7 23 (7.40%) IT Support
8 22 (7.07%) Architect
8 22 (7.07%) Consultant
8 22 (7.07%) Windows Engineer
9 21 (6.75%) Administrator
10 20 (6.43%) Network Engineer
10 20 (6.43%) Senior Analyst
11 19 (6.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (6.11%) Support Engineer
12 18 (5.79%) Senior Support Analyst
12 18 (5.79%) Systems Administrator
13 17 (5.47%) Technical Consultant
14 15 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.22%) Web Services
2 7 (2.25%) XMPP
3 3 (0.96%) COM
4 2 (0.64%) Middleware
4 2 (0.64%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.32%) .NET
5 1 (0.32%) CSS
5 1 (0.32%) LAMP
5 1 (0.32%) RESTful
5 1 (0.32%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.43%) Clustering
2 47 (15.11%) Data Centre
3 39 (12.54%) Replication
4 17 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.82%) Private Cloud
6 14 (4.50%) PKI
7 13 (4.18%) Management Information System
8 10 (3.22%) Derivative
8 10 (3.22%) Driving Licence
8 10 (3.22%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (2.25%) Blackberry
10 7 (2.25%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.93%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.93%) HP Storage
12 5 (1.61%) Cyber Attack
12 5 (1.61%) Cybercrime
12 5 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (1.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 257 (82.64%) Windows
2 173 (55.63%) Windows Server
3 132 (42.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 104 (33.44%) Linux
5 102 (32.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (11.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (9.32%) Windows 7
9 22 (7.07%) CentOS
10 20 (6.43%) Unix
11 17 (5.47%) Solaris
12 14 (4.50%) Windows 10
13 12 (3.86%) Ubuntu
14 8 (2.57%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.93%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.61%) SUSE
17 3 (0.96%) AIX
17 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.64%) Android
18 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (31.51%) ITIL
2 48 (15.43%) High Availability
3 37 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 35 (11.25%) Service Delivery
5 34 (10.93%) Service Management
6 31 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (9.65%) Problem Management
8 28 (9.00%) Migration
9 27 (8.68%) ITIL V3
10 25 (8.04%) Server Building
11 24 (7.72%) Project Management
12 22 (7.07%) DevOps
12 22 (7.07%) Mentoring
13 20 (6.43%) Presales
14 19 (6.11%) Time Management
15 18 (5.79%) Asset Management
15 18 (5.79%) Change Management
15 18 (5.79%) Load Balancing
16 17 (5.47%) Integration Testing
17 16 (5.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.11%) PowerShell
2 46 (14.79%) SQL
3 22 (7.07%) Python
4 16 (5.14%) Bash Shell
4 16 (5.14%) C
4 16 (5.14%) Perl
5 11 (3.54%) VBScript
6 9 (2.89%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.57%) Korn
8 6 (1.93%) PHP
9 2 (0.64%) C#
9 2 (0.64%) Java
9 2 (0.64%) VB
10 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (17.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 46 (14.79%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (11.90%) MCSE
5 35 (11.25%) Security Cleared
6 33 (10.61%) CCNA
7 28 (9.00%) MCSA
8 25 (8.04%) MCITP
9 24 (7.72%) MCP
10 23 (7.40%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (6.11%) DV Cleared
12 18 (5.79%) Degree
13 15 (4.82%) SC Cleared
14 14 (4.50%) CCIE
14 14 (4.50%) CCNP
15 7 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (2.25%) RHCE
15 7 (2.25%) RHCSA
16 6 (1.93%) NCIE
17 5 (1.61%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.14%) SLA
2 4 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 203 (65.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 196 (63.02%) Active Directory
3 182 (58.52%) VMware ESXi
4 102 (32.80%) vSphere
5 47 (15.11%) Hyper-V
6 22 (7.07%) Terminal Services
7 19 (6.11%) XenApp
8 16 (5.14%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (4.82%) vCloud
9 15 (4.82%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (3.86%) VMware NSX
11 9 (2.89%) XenDesktop
12 8 (2.57%) Firmware
13 7 (2.25%) NFS
14 6 (1.93%) VMware Server
15 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.96%) Samba
17 2 (0.64%) Docker
17 2 (0.64%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 52 (16.72%) WSUS
2 34 (10.93%) Backup Exec
3 33 (10.61%) SCCM
4 25 (8.04%) Puppet
5 23 (7.40%) SCOM
6 21 (6.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 20 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (6.11%) Ansible
9 11 (3.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (3.22%) Nagios
11 9 (2.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 9 (2.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (2.57%) Salt
13 7 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (2.25%) PowerCLI
13 7 (2.25%) SCDPM
14 6 (1.93%) vRealize
15 5 (1.61%) Cacti
15 5 (1.61%) MOM
15 5 (1.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 301 (96.78%) VMware
2 178 (57.23%) Microsoft
3 133 (42.77%) Cisco
4 64 (20.58%) HP
5 45 (14.47%) Citrix
6 41 (13.18%) NetApp
7 38 (12.22%) Red Hat
8 37 (11.90%) Juniper
9 36 (11.58%) Dell
10 33 (10.61%) Symantec
11 30 (9.65%) Veeam
12 29 (9.32%) Veritas
13 18 (5.79%) F5
14 17 (5.47%) EMC
15 15 (4.82%) SonicWALL
16 14 (4.50%) 3PAR
16 14 (4.50%) Draytek
16 14 (4.50%) ProCurve
16 14 (4.50%) WatchGuard
16 14 (4.50%) ZyXEL