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

VMware vCenter Server
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 763 770 879
Rank change year-on-year +7 +109 -58
Permanent jobs citing vCenter Server 353 440 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.07% 2.72% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 292 346 257
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.23% +9.41%
10th Percentile £32,275 £31,250 £31,650
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -9.41% +0.59% +10.46%

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 17,020 16,166 15,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.38% 9.23% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,293 13,038 12,479
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.65%

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 February 2019.

Salary histogram for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Top 15 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 February 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 +5 331 £45,000 - 78
UK excluding London +13 217 £38,500 -9.41% 65
London +18 122 £55,750 +6.19% 16
South East +17 79 £42,500 +6.25% 20
South West +28 41 £35,000 -17.65% 19
East of England +12 34 £50,000 -25.93% 2
North of England +49 32 £37,500 -6.25% 19
Midlands +29 21 £38,500 -1.28% 2
Yorkshire +49 20 £37,500 -6.25% 12
East Midlands +27 15 £38,500 +13.24% 1
North West +46 11 £32,500 -26.97% 6
Scotland +9 9 £47,500 +5.56% 2
West Midlands +13 6 £40,000 +2.56% 1
North East +14 1 £28,000 -37.78% 1
Wales - 1 £38,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 334 (94.62%) VMware
2 250 (70.82%) VMware ESXi
3 245 (69.41%) Windows
4 234 (66.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 188 (53.26%) Microsoft
6 184 (52.12%) Windows Server
7 161 (45.61%) Active Directory
8 137 (38.81%) Linux
9 102 (28.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 96 (27.20%) Microsoft Azure
10 96 (27.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 95 (26.91%) Cisco
12 94 (26.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 92 (26.06%) PowerShell
14 87 (24.65%) vSphere
15 85 (24.08%) Firewall
16 81 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
17 80 (22.66%) SQL Server
18 78 (22.10%) DNS
19 77 (21.81%) ITIL
20 73 (20.68%) SAN
21 69 (19.55%) NetApp
22 65 (18.41%) Hyper-V
23 63 (17.85%) Office 365
24 62 (17.56%) Data Centre
25 60 (17.00%) Puppet
25 60 (17.00%) DHCP
26 59 (16.71%) Cisco Certification
27 57 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
27 57 (16.15%) Ansible

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 (14.73%) MS Exchange
2 43 (12.18%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.67%) IIS
3 20 (5.67%) OpenStack
4 15 (4.25%) Skype for Business
5 11 (3.12%) Apache
5 11 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.83%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.57%) Confluence
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.28%) SAS
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.85%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 96 (27.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (17.85%) Office 365
3 41 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (8.22%) IaaS
5 12 (3.40%) SaaS
6 10 (2.83%) OpenShift
7 9 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.55%) PaaS
8 8 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.70%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.70%) BPaaS
10 6 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.57%) G Suite
13 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.28%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.28%) GitHub
13 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 85 (24.08%) Firewall
2 78 (22.10%) DNS
3 73 (20.68%) SAN
4 60 (17.00%) DHCP
5 45 (12.75%) TCP/IP
6 40 (11.33%) VLAN
7 30 (8.50%) LAN
8 29 (8.22%) VPN
9 27 (7.65%) MPLS
9 27 (7.65%) WAN
10 26 (7.37%) iSCSI
11 22 (6.23%) Fibre Channel
12 21 (5.95%) VoIP
13 18 (5.10%) FCoE
13 18 (5.10%) SNMP
14 17 (4.82%) NAS
14 17 (4.82%) NetScaler
15 12 (3.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (3.40%) Network Security
16 10 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (22.66%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.25%) Big Data
4 7 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.13%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.13%) MySQL
7 4 (1.13%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.28%) DB2
9 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.28%) Redis
9 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (8.50%) JIRA
2 16 (4.53%) Redmine
3 15 (4.25%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.40%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.55%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.55%) git-flow
6 8 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.57%) Ant
7 2 (0.57%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.57%) gcov
7 2 (0.57%) Maven
7 2 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.57%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.57%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.28%) FishEye
8 1 (0.28%) FogBugz
8 1 (0.28%) GitLab
8 1 (0.28%) QUnit
8 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (12.18%) Finance
2 16 (4.53%) Games
3 14 (3.97%) Advertising
4 7 (1.98%) Billing
5 5 (1.42%) Legal
6 3 (0.85%) Marketing
6 3 (0.85%) Retail
7 2 (0.57%) Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (23.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (11.33%) Linux Engineer
3 30 (8.50%) Administrator
4 29 (8.22%) Architect
4 29 (8.22%) Systems Administrator
5 26 (7.37%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (6.52%) IT Engineer
7 22 (6.23%) Consultant
8 21 (5.95%) Support Engineer
8 21 (5.95%) Systems Engineer
9 20 (5.67%) IT Support
9 20 (5.67%) VMware Engineer
9 20 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
10 18 (5.10%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (4.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 16 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
11 16 (4.53%) Server Specialist
12 15 (4.25%) Platform Engineer
12 15 (4.25%) Wintel Engineer
13 14 (3.97%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.40%) Web Services
2 11 (3.12%) LDAP
3 10 (2.83%) JSON
3 10 (2.83%) Middleware
4 9 (2.55%) REST
5 3 (0.85%) LAMP
6 2 (0.57%) HTML
7 1 (0.28%) .NET
7 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.28%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.28%) COM
7 1 (0.28%) Ember.js
7 1 (0.28%) Kafka
7 1 (0.28%) Web Services Management
7 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.56%) Data Centre
2 30 (8.50%) Public Cloud
3 23 (6.52%) Clustering
4 16 (4.53%) Private Cloud
5 15 (4.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 14 (3.97%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (3.97%) Replication
6 14 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (3.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 10 (2.83%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.98%) Cybercrime
11 6 (1.70%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.70%) FMCG
12 5 (1.42%) CMDB
12 5 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.42%) Derivative
12 5 (1.42%) User Experience
13 4 (1.13%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 245 (69.41%) Windows
2 184 (52.12%) Windows Server
3 137 (38.81%) Linux
4 102 (28.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (26.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (10.20%) CentOS
7 32 (9.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (9.07%) Windows 10
8 24 (6.80%) Windows 7
9 21 (5.95%) Ubuntu
10 17 (4.82%) Unix
11 15 (4.25%) Data ONTAP
12 12 (3.40%) Mac OS X
13 11 (3.12%) Fedora
13 11 (3.12%) VMS
13 11 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.98%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.98%) Windows 2000
14 7 (1.98%) Windows NT
15 5 (1.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (27.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 77 (21.81%) ITIL
3 57 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (10.20%) Mentoring
6 34 (9.63%) DevOps
6 34 (9.63%) Service Management
7 33 (9.35%) High Availability
8 32 (9.07%) Problem Management
9 31 (8.78%) Systems Engineering
10 29 (8.22%) Configuration Management
10 29 (8.22%) Cybersecurity
11 24 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (6.80%) Service Delivery
11 24 (6.80%) Software Engineering
11 24 (6.80%) Storage Management
12 23 (6.52%) Computer Science
13 22 (6.23%) Change Management
14 20 (5.67%) Line Management
15 19 (5.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 92 (26.06%) PowerShell
2 56 (15.86%) Bash Shell
3 49 (13.88%) SQL
4 42 (11.90%) Python
5 33 (9.35%) C
6 12 (3.40%) Korn
7 9 (2.55%) Java
8 8 (2.27%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.98%) VB
10 6 (1.70%) Perl
10 6 (1.70%) VBScript
11 3 (0.85%) C#
12 2 (0.57%) C++
12 2 (0.57%) Groovy
12 2 (0.57%) PHP
12 2 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 81 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (16.71%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (15.86%) Security Cleared
4 55 (15.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 50 (14.16%) MCSE
6 36 (10.20%) CCNA
7 34 (9.63%) DV Cleared
8 32 (9.07%) Degree
9 31 (8.78%) MCSA
10 26 (7.37%) CISSP
11 24 (6.80%) CCNP
12 22 (6.23%) Linux+ Certification
13 21 (5.95%) Network+ Certification
14 20 (5.67%) CompTIA Security+
14 20 (5.67%) GIAC
14 20 (5.67%) SANS
14 20 (5.67%) SSCP
15 17 (4.82%) RHCE
16 8 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.95%) SLA
2 9 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.13%) GDPR
5 2 (0.57%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.57%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.57%) RMADS
System Software
1 250 (70.82%) VMware ESXi
2 234 (66.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (45.61%) Active Directory
4 87 (24.65%) vSphere
5 65 (18.41%) Hyper-V
6 40 (11.33%) Docker
7 39 (11.05%) NFS
7 39 (11.05%) XenApp
8 35 (9.92%) VMware NSX
9 29 (8.22%) XenDesktop
10 22 (6.23%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (6.23%) VirtualBox
11 21 (5.95%) vCloud
11 21 (5.95%) Xen
12 19 (5.38%) Samba
13 15 (4.25%) DFS Replication
14 13 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (2.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 8 (2.27%) Firmware
15 8 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 60 (17.00%) Puppet
2 57 (16.15%) Ansible
3 54 (15.30%) SCCM
4 40 (11.33%) Nagios
5 33 (9.35%) SCOM
5 33 (9.35%) vRealize
6 31 (8.78%) Kubernetes
7 28 (7.93%) Docker Swarm
8 21 (5.95%) Backup Exec
9 16 (4.53%) WSUS
10 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (3.68%) IBM BigFix
11 13 (3.68%) NetBackup
12 12 (3.40%) vMotion
13 11 (3.12%) OpenNMS
13 11 (3.12%) ZABBIX
14 10 (2.83%) SCVMM
14 10 (2.83%) Terraform
14 10 (2.83%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 9 (2.55%) WMI
Vendors
1 334 (94.62%) VMware
2 188 (53.26%) Microsoft
3 95 (26.91%) Cisco
4 69 (19.55%) NetApp
5 56 (15.86%) HP
6 54 (15.30%) Citrix
7 48 (13.60%) Veeam
8 47 (13.31%) EMC
9 44 (12.46%) Red Hat
10 41 (11.61%) SolarWinds
11 37 (10.48%) Dell
12 23 (6.52%) Veritas
13 21 (5.95%) IBM
14 15 (4.25%) Nimble Storage
14 15 (4.25%) Symantec
15 13 (3.68%) Avaya
16 12 (3.40%) ServiceNow
17 11 (3.12%) BMC
17 11 (3.12%) Cloudera
17 11 (3.12%) Hortonworks