Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vCenter Server
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 849 837 910
Rank change year-on-year -12 +73 -80
Permanent jobs citing vCenter Server 242 354 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.31% 2.01% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 189 272 268
UK median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,125 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +8.97% -22.00%

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 18,475 17,648 15,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.05% 10.52% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,898 14,048 12,814
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 £31,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Top 13 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 18 September 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 +30 236 £43,750 -7.89% 46
UK excluding London 0 192 £43,000 +1.18% 35
South East +49 99 £58,000 +8.36% 20
London +49 47 £47,500 -13.64% 11
South West +25 36 £36,750 -8.13% 10
North of England -3 26 £37,500 -2.60% 4
East of England +66 24 £40,000 -40.74%
Yorkshire -18 19 £37,500 -2.60% 2
North West +8 6 £32,500 -26.97% 2
Midlands +19 4 £41,250 -2.94% 1
West Midlands +10 4 £41,250 -20.67%
Wales - 3 £49,000 -
North East +24 1 £36,250 +29.46%

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 232 (95.87%) VMware
2 177 (73.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (67.36%) VMware ESXi
4 157 (64.88%) Windows
5 134 (55.37%) Microsoft
6 120 (49.59%) Windows Server
7 107 (44.21%) Active Directory
8 88 (36.36%) PowerShell
9 84 (34.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 80 (33.06%) Cisco
11 73 (30.17%) Firewall
12 70 (28.93%) SAN
13 69 (28.51%) ITIL
14 67 (27.69%) Linux
15 66 (27.27%) Azure
16 57 (23.55%) DNS
17 55 (22.73%) Security Cleared
18 54 (22.31%) Office 365
19 51 (21.07%) DHCP
20 50 (20.66%) vSphere
21 48 (19.83%) WAN
22 44 (18.18%) Citrix
23 43 (17.77%) LAN
24 42 (17.36%) SCCM
24 42 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
25 39 (16.12%) Hyper-V
25 39 (16.12%) SQL Server
26 38 (15.70%) SQL
26 38 (15.70%) SharePoint
26 38 (15.70%) Veeam

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 38 (15.70%) SharePoint
2 25 (10.33%) MS Exchange
3 21 (8.68%) Skype for Business
4 19 (7.85%) IIS
5 11 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.48%) Apache
8 6 (2.48%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.65%) Tornado
10 1 (0.41%) Confluence
10 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.41%) SAS
10 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (8.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 66 (27.27%) Azure
2 54 (22.31%) Office 365
3 35 (14.46%) AWS
4 29 (11.98%) IaaS
5 12 (4.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 9 (3.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (3.72%) PaaS
6 9 (3.72%) SaaS
7 2 (0.83%) BPaaS
7 2 (0.83%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 73 (30.17%) Firewall
2 70 (28.93%) SAN
3 57 (23.55%) DNS
4 51 (21.07%) DHCP
5 48 (19.83%) WAN
6 43 (17.77%) LAN
7 35 (14.46%) TCP/IP
8 28 (11.57%) MPLS
9 27 (11.16%) NAS
9 27 (11.16%) Network Security
9 27 (11.16%) VLAN
10 25 (10.33%) VPN
11 18 (7.44%) Software-Defined Networking
11 18 (7.44%) VSAN
12 17 (7.02%) Wireless
13 15 (6.20%) Fibre Channel
13 15 (6.20%) SMTP
14 14 (5.79%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (5.37%) FTP
15 13 (5.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.13%) Big Data
3 8 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.89%) MySQL
4 7 (2.89%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.41%) Redis
8 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (3.72%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.07%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.24%) JIRA
5 3 (1.24%) MSI
5 3 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.83%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.83%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.41%) CMake
7 1 (0.41%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.41%) GitLab
7 1 (0.41%) GoCD
7 1 (0.41%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.41%) Valgrind
General
1 18 (7.44%) Finance
2 14 (5.79%) Retail
3 7 (2.89%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.07%) Military
5 4 (1.65%) Back Office
5 4 (1.65%) Front Office
5 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.65%) Marketing
5 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.24%) Games
6 3 (1.24%) Law
6 3 (1.24%) Legal
6 3 (1.24%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.83%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Greek Language
8 1 (0.41%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 72 (29.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (10.33%) Consultant
3 24 (9.92%) Support Engineer
4 19 (7.85%) Network Engineer
5 17 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
6 14 (5.79%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (5.79%) VMware Engineer
6 14 (5.79%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (5.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 13 (5.37%) Developer
8 12 (4.96%) Architect
8 12 (4.96%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (4.96%) Linux Engineer
9 11 (4.55%) Analyst
9 11 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 11 (4.55%) ServiceNow Developer
10 10 (4.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 10 (4.13%) Platform Engineer
10 10 (4.13%) Senior Consultant
11 9 (3.72%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.89%) .NET
2 6 (2.48%) Web Services
3 4 (1.65%) Web Services Management
4 3 (1.24%) JSON
5 2 (0.83%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.83%) Django
5 2 (0.83%) HTML
5 2 (0.83%) LDAP
5 2 (0.83%) Middleware
5 2 (0.83%) XML
6 1 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.41%) REST
6 1 (0.41%) SAML
6 1 (0.41%) SOAP
6 1 (0.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.70%) Data Centre
2 25 (10.33%) Public Cloud
3 23 (9.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 22 (9.09%) Replication
5 16 (6.61%) Private Cloud
6 15 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (6.20%) Clustering
7 9 (3.72%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (2.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (2.07%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.65%) CCTV
11 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.65%) IVR
11 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.24%) PKI
12 3 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.83%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 157 (64.88%) Windows
2 120 (49.59%) Windows Server
3 67 (27.69%) Linux
4 42 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (13.22%) Windows 10
7 23 (9.50%) Unix
8 20 (8.26%) CentOS
9 19 (7.85%) Ubuntu
10 16 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (6.20%) Windows 7
12 12 (4.96%) Fedora
13 8 (3.31%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.65%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.65%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.24%) Android
15 3 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.24%) VMS
15 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.83%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (34.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 69 (28.51%) ITIL
3 31 (12.81%) Service Delivery
4 30 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (10.33%) DevOps
5 25 (10.33%) High Availability
6 24 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (9.50%) Service Management
8 18 (7.44%) Configuration Management
8 18 (7.44%) Mentoring
9 17 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
9 17 (7.02%) Change Management
9 17 (7.02%) Presales
10 16 (6.61%) ITSM
11 15 (6.20%) Capacity Management
11 15 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (6.20%) Workflow
12 13 (5.37%) Task Automation
12 13 (5.37%) Test Automation
13 12 (4.96%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 88 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 38 (15.70%) SQL
3 32 (13.22%) Python
4 21 (8.68%) Java
5 16 (6.61%) C
6 15 (6.20%) Bash Shell
7 11 (4.55%) Perl
8 9 (3.72%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.48%) Ruby
10 4 (1.65%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.65%) VBScript
11 3 (1.24%) C++
11 3 (1.24%) PHP
12 1 (0.41%) C#
12 1 (0.41%) Go
12 1 (0.41%) Lua
12 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.41%) VB
12 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 37 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (11.98%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (11.98%) MCSE
4 23 (9.50%) SC Cleared
5 20 (8.26%) DV Cleared
6 17 (7.02%) Degree
7 16 (6.61%) CCNP
8 14 (5.79%) CCIE
8 14 (5.79%) MCSA
9 13 (5.37%) CCNA
10 11 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (4.13%) CCDP
12 9 (3.72%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 7 (2.89%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.65%) MCP
15 3 (1.24%) LPIC
15 3 (1.24%) RHCE
16 2 (0.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.85%) SLA
2 4 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.65%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) NIST
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) NCSC
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) RMADS
System Software
1 177 (73.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 163 (67.36%) VMware ESXi
3 107 (44.21%) Active Directory
4 50 (20.66%) vSphere
5 39 (16.12%) Hyper-V
6 28 (11.57%) VMware NSX
7 23 (9.50%) XenApp
8 20 (8.26%) Docker
9 14 (5.79%) vCloud
10 12 (4.96%) NFS
10 12 (4.96%) Terminal Server
11 11 (4.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 11 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (4.55%) VirtualBox
11 11 (4.55%) Xen
11 11 (4.55%) XenDesktop
12 10 (4.13%) Samba
12 10 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (1.65%) iptables
14 3 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (17.36%) SCCM
2 36 (14.88%) Ansible
3 31 (12.81%) Puppet
4 26 (10.74%) vRealize
5 17 (7.02%) Kubernetes
5 17 (7.02%) WSUS
6 12 (4.96%) SCOM
7 11 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (4.55%) Nagios
8 10 (4.13%) Backup Exec
8 10 (4.13%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (4.13%) OpenNMS
8 10 (4.13%) ZABBIX
9 9 (3.72%) Cisco Prime
9 9 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (3.72%) XenMobile
10 8 (3.31%) PowerCLI
11 7 (2.89%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (2.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 232 (95.87%) VMware
2 134 (55.37%) Microsoft
3 80 (33.06%) Cisco
4 44 (18.18%) Citrix
5 38 (15.70%) Veeam
6 28 (11.57%) Dell
6 28 (11.57%) HP
7 26 (10.74%) EMC
8 25 (10.33%) NetApp
8 25 (10.33%) SolarWinds
9 20 (8.26%) ServiceNow
10 19 (7.85%) Oracle
11 17 (7.02%) Meraki
12 16 (6.61%) Red Hat
13 13 (5.37%) Aruba
14 11 (4.55%) AppDynamics
15 10 (4.13%) CheckPoint
15 10 (4.13%) Cloudera
15 10 (4.13%) Hortonworks
16 9 (3.72%) Symantec