Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vCenter Server
UK
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 719 800 769
Rank change year-on-year +81 -31 +122
Permanent jobs citing vCenter Server 279 324 467
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.84% 1.83% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 236 277 352
Median annual salary £55,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.91% -4.44% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,625 £31,875 £33,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +32.50% -5.88% +4.29%

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 15,182 17,679 17,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.03% 11.85% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 11,728 13,776 13,800
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% +2.86%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

vCenter Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing vCenter Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing vCenter Server.

Salary trend for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing vCenter Server over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 +69 268 £55,000 +27.91% 40
UK excluding London +66 160 £53,000 +32.50% 34
London +113 117 £57,500 +1.77% 7
South West +57 57 £50,000 +48.15% 14
Midlands +63 31 £55,000 +42.86% 3
South East -4 31 £70,000 +60.92% 10
West Midlands +70 24 £57,500 +64.29% 3
North of England +68 22 £43,750 +16.67% 6
Work from Home +22 17 £62,500 +45.35%
North West +59 11 £47,500 +46.15% 3
Yorkshire +39 11 £42,500 +13.33% 1
East of England +37 10 £55,000 +10.00%
Scotland - 8 £31,000 -
East Midlands +25 7 £40,000 +3.90%
Wales -1 1 £40,000 +3.90% 1

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 271 (97.13%) VMware
2 205 (73.48%) Windows
3 191 (68.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 171 (61.29%) Active Directory
5 162 (58.06%) Microsoft
6 160 (57.35%) VMware ESXi
7 142 (50.90%) Windows Server
8 116 (41.58%) PowerShell
9 100 (35.84%) Cisco
10 97 (34.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 91 (32.62%) vSphere
12 88 (31.54%) DNS
13 86 (30.82%) Office 365
14 84 (30.11%) Azure
15 70 (25.09%) DHCP
16 66 (23.66%) ITIL
17 62 (22.22%) Linux
17 62 (22.22%) Firewall
18 61 (21.86%) Citrix
19 60 (21.51%) Security Cleared
20 59 (21.15%) SAN
21 58 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
22 55 (19.71%) Dell
22 55 (19.71%) SCCM
22 55 (19.71%) Windows Server 2012
23 54 (19.35%) WAN
23 54 (19.35%) NetApp
24 51 (18.28%) MS Exchange
25 50 (17.92%) Cisco Certification
25 50 (17.92%) Windows 10

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 51 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (7.53%) SharePoint
4 20 (7.17%) IIS
5 16 (5.73%) Skype for Business
6 10 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.58%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.87%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (2.15%) SAS
9 5 (1.79%) Tornado
10 2 (0.72%) Apache
10 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.72%) WordPress
11 1 (0.36%) Confluence
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.36%) Site Server
Applications
1 39 (13.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 86 (30.82%) Office 365
2 84 (30.11%) Azure
3 42 (15.05%) AWS
4 26 (9.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (7.17%) Mimecast
6 11 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (2.15%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.15%) IaaS
7 6 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.72%) SaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Akamai
9 1 (0.36%) GCP
9 1 (0.36%) GitHub
9 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (31.54%) DNS
2 70 (25.09%) DHCP
3 62 (22.22%) Firewall
4 59 (21.15%) SAN
5 54 (19.35%) WAN
6 43 (15.41%) LAN
7 41 (14.70%) VLAN
8 29 (10.39%) TCP/IP
9 27 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (9.32%) VSAN
10 26 (9.32%) Wireless
11 20 (7.17%) Cisco Firepower
11 20 (7.17%) Network Security
12 19 (6.81%) Cisco ISE
13 15 (5.38%) Skype
14 14 (5.02%) VoIP
14 14 (5.02%) VPN
15 13 (4.66%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (4.66%) NAS
15 13 (4.66%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.34%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.73%) Big Data
3 6 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.15%) SQL Server 2017
4 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (3.23%) MSI
2 6 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.72%) JIRA
5 1 (0.36%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.36%) GoCD
General
1 32 (11.47%) Legal
2 26 (9.32%) Finance
3 18 (6.45%) Law
4 15 (5.38%) Aerospace
4 15 (5.38%) Military
5 6 (2.15%) Advertising
5 6 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.79%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.72%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 91 (32.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (10.04%) Support Engineer
3 26 (9.32%) Network Engineer
4 25 (8.96%) Consultant
5 21 (7.53%) VMware Engineer
6 19 (6.81%) Administrator
7 18 (6.45%) Analyst
7 18 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
8 16 (5.73%) IT Engineer
8 16 (5.73%) Platform Engineer
8 16 (5.73%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (5.02%) IT Support
9 14 (5.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.30%) Server Engineer
11 11 (3.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (3.94%) Developer
11 11 (3.94%) Network Consultant
11 11 (3.94%) ServiceNow Developer
12 10 (3.58%) Systems Integrator
13 9 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.23%) SAML
2 8 (2.87%) Web Services
3 4 (1.43%) .NET
4 3 (1.08%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.72%) LDAP
6 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.36%) HTML
6 1 (0.36%) REST
6 1 (0.36%) RESTful
6 1 (0.36%) Web Services Management
6 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.41%) Data Centre
2 35 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.68%) Enterprise Storage
3 27 (9.68%) Private Cloud
4 19 (6.81%) Public Cloud
5 18 (6.45%) Replication
6 15 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (5.02%) Clustering
7 14 (5.02%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (3.94%) User Experience
9 10 (3.58%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (3.58%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.87%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.43%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.72%) FlexPod
13 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.36%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 205 (73.48%) Windows
2 142 (50.90%) Windows Server
3 62 (22.22%) Linux
4 55 (19.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (17.92%) Windows 10
6 34 (12.19%) Windows Server 2016
7 32 (11.47%) CentOS
8 29 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (9.68%) Windows Server 2019
10 25 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (5.73%) Fedora
11 16 (5.73%) Ubuntu
12 15 (5.38%) Windows 7
13 12 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (2.51%) Windows 8
15 6 (2.15%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.79%) VMS
17 3 (1.08%) Mac OS
17 3 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (34.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 66 (23.66%) ITIL
3 58 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (13.98%) Service Management
5 33 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (11.83%) Service Delivery
6 28 (10.04%) High Availability
6 28 (10.04%) Load Balancing
7 25 (8.96%) Configuration Management
8 20 (7.17%) Mentoring
9 19 (6.81%) DevOps
9 19 (6.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (6.45%) Network Virtualisation
11 17 (6.09%) Analytics
11 17 (6.09%) Task Automation
11 17 (6.09%) Test Automation
12 16 (5.73%) Acceptance Criteria
12 16 (5.73%) ITSM
12 16 (5.73%) V-Model
12 16 (5.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 116 (41.58%) PowerShell
2 33 (11.83%) Python
3 30 (10.75%) SQL
4 26 (9.32%) C
5 24 (8.60%) Bash Shell
6 15 (5.38%) Java
7 14 (5.02%) VBScript
8 10 (3.58%) R
9 7 (2.51%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.43%) C#
10 4 (1.43%) Perl
11 3 (1.08%) Ruby
11 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.72%) VB
13 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (21.51%) Security Cleared
2 50 (17.92%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (15.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (14.70%) SC Cleared
5 35 (12.54%) DV Cleared
6 29 (10.39%) CCNA
7 28 (10.04%) CCNP
8 25 (8.96%) MCSE
9 24 (8.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (6.45%) CCIE
10 18 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (5.73%) CISSP
11 16 (5.73%) CompTIA Security+
11 16 (5.73%) GIAC
11 16 (5.73%) Linux+ Certification
11 16 (5.73%) Network+ Certification
11 16 (5.73%) SANS
11 16 (5.73%) SSCP
12 15 (5.38%) CCDP
13 14 (5.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.51%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.36%) GDPR
3 1 (0.36%) GxP
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) NIST
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 191 (68.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 171 (61.29%) Active Directory
3 160 (57.35%) VMware ESXi
4 91 (32.62%) vSphere
5 36 (12.90%) VMware NSX
6 30 (10.75%) Hyper-V
6 30 (10.75%) XenApp
7 27 (9.68%) vCloud
8 26 (9.32%) Xen
9 25 (8.96%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (8.60%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (7.17%) Docker
12 19 (6.81%) NFS
12 19 (6.81%) XenDesktop
13 16 (5.73%) Samba
13 16 (5.73%) VirtualBox
14 11 (3.94%) Firmware
14 11 (3.94%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (1.79%) DFS Replication
16 4 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 55 (19.71%) SCCM
2 26 (9.32%) Ansible
3 23 (8.24%) WSUS
4 22 (7.89%) Puppet
5 19 (6.81%) Kubernetes
5 19 (6.81%) SCOM
6 18 (6.45%) Nagios
7 16 (5.73%) Docker Swarm
7 16 (5.73%) OpenNMS
7 16 (5.73%) ZABBIX
8 12 (4.30%) Cisco Prime
9 11 (3.94%) vRealize
10 9 (3.23%) PowerCLI
11 7 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (2.51%) Terraform
12 6 (2.15%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (2.15%) XenMobile
13 5 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (1.79%) NetVault Backup
14 4 (1.43%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 271 (97.13%) VMware
2 162 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 100 (35.84%) Cisco
4 61 (21.86%) Citrix
5 55 (19.71%) Dell
6 54 (19.35%) NetApp
7 38 (13.62%) SolarWinds
8 37 (13.26%) Veeam
9 32 (11.47%) EMC
10 29 (10.39%) Red Hat
11 26 (9.32%) Oracle
12 20 (7.17%) HP
12 20 (7.17%) McAfee
13 17 (6.09%) Meraki
13 17 (6.09%) ServiceNow
14 16 (5.73%) Atlassian
14 16 (5.73%) Cloudera
14 16 (5.73%) Hortonworks
14 16 (5.73%) Juniper
15 15 (5.38%) CheckPoint