Period
to 21 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 344 469 467
Rank change year-on-year +125 -2 -63
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 401 863 1,069
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.63% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 4.44% 3.65% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 347 755 845
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -4.04% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,550 £31,250 £30,700
90th Percentile £86,250 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +5.88%

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 9,041 23,612 24,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.50% 17.24% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 7,677 19,429 19,926
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,500 £24,856
90th Percentile £86,550 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,625 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% - +8.97%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the UK

vSphere
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing vSphere.

Salary trend for vSphere in the UK

vSphere
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing vSphere over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the UK

vSphere
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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 +100 366 £57,500 +21.05% 70
UK excluding London +124 241 £45,000 +4.65% 60
London +132 154 £70,000 +33.33% 17
South East +137 89 £45,000 +4.65% 18
Work from Home +26 40 £58,750 -6.00% 7
South West +90 37 £65,000 +46.07% 5
North of England +72 36 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Midlands +95 34 £42,500 -10.53% 10
West Midlands +84 32 £42,500 -10.53% 7
Wales +60 19 £37,500 +47.06%
East of England +100 15 £46,000 +6.98% 9
North West +70 15 £55,000 +28.65% 9
North East +30 15 £37,500 +66.67% 1
Scotland +89 11 £47,500 +46.15% 7
Yorkshire +72 6 £45,500 +15.19% 1
East Midlands +75 2 £45,000 -5.26% 3

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, IT jobs citing vSphere 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 vSphere.

1 363 (90.52%) VMware
2 266 (66.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 240 (59.85%) Windows
4 210 (52.37%) Microsoft
5 179 (44.64%) Active Directory
6 173 (43.14%) Windows Server
7 171 (42.64%) Azure
8 147 (36.66%) PowerShell
9 130 (32.42%) Linux
10 118 (29.43%) DNS
11 115 (28.68%) DHCP
12 104 (25.94%) Office 365
13 96 (23.94%) Cisco
14 95 (23.69%) Firewall
15 92 (22.94%) Data Centre
16 91 (22.69%) Citrix
17 80 (19.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 79 (19.70%) ITIL
18 79 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
18 79 (19.70%) VMware ESXi
19 78 (19.45%) SAN
19 78 (19.45%) Migration
20 77 (19.20%) DevOps
21 75 (18.70%) TCP/IP
22 69 (17.21%) Security Cleared
22 69 (17.21%) AWS
23 68 (16.96%) Windows Server 2016
24 66 (16.46%) MS Exchange
25 61 (15.21%) XenApp
26 59 (14.71%) Terraform

vSphere
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 66 (16.46%) MS Exchange
2 29 (7.23%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (6.23%) SharePoint
4 25 (6.23%) Tomcat
5 17 (4.24%) IIS
6 14 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (3.24%) Skype for Business
8 12 (2.99%) Apache
9 8 (2.00%) Apache Spark
9 8 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.75%) Confluence
11 3 (0.75%) CMS
11 3 (0.75%) JBoss
11 3 (0.75%) WildFly
12 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.25%) nginx
13 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 171 (42.64%) Azure
2 104 (25.94%) Office 365
3 69 (17.21%) AWS
4 32 (7.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (7.23%) IaaS
6 26 (6.48%) PaaS
7 21 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (2.24%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.50%) GCP
10 5 (1.25%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.00%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.00%) Mimecast
11 4 (1.00%) SaaS
12 3 (0.75%) GitHub
12 3 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.25%) Route 53
14 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 118 (29.43%) DNS
2 115 (28.68%) DHCP
3 95 (23.69%) Firewall
4 78 (19.45%) SAN
5 75 (18.70%) TCP/IP
6 45 (11.22%) NetScaler
7 41 (10.22%) VSAN
8 39 (9.73%) WAN
9 37 (9.23%) LAN
10 25 (6.23%) Fibre Channel
11 21 (5.24%) VPN
12 19 (4.74%) FTP
13 18 (4.49%) Skype
14 16 (3.99%) Internet
14 16 (3.99%) iSCSI
15 15 (3.74%) VLAN
15 15 (3.74%) VoIP
16 13 (3.24%) Remote Desktop
17 12 (2.99%) DMARC
17 12 (2.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.49%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.24%) MySQL
5 8 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (1.75%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.00%) Redis
8 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.50%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.50%) SQLite
11 1 (0.25%) Big Data
11 1 (0.25%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.25%) Power BI
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 54 (13.47%) Jenkins
2 40 (9.98%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.98%) TeamCity
4 17 (4.24%) DbUnit
4 17 (4.24%) jMock
4 17 (4.24%) JUnit
4 17 (4.24%) Maven
4 17 (4.24%) Mockito
4 17 (4.24%) SonarQube
5 15 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (2.74%) JIRA
7 9 (2.24%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.75%) Subversion
9 5 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.00%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.75%) git-flow
11 3 (0.75%) GitLab
11 3 (0.75%) PyCharm
11 3 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (0.75%) WebStorm
General
1 38 (9.48%) Finance
2 26 (6.48%) Banking
3 13 (3.24%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.49%) Advertising
5 6 (1.50%) Digital Economy
5 6 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.00%) Legal
7 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.00%) Retail
8 3 (0.75%) Local Government
8 3 (0.75%) Marketing
8 3 (0.75%) Police
9 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.50%) Electronics
9 2 (0.50%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.50%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 71 (17.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (11.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (10.72%) Consultant
4 40 (9.98%) Support Engineer
5 32 (7.98%) VMware Engineer
6 31 (7.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 29 (7.23%) Senior DevOps
7 29 (7.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 28 (6.98%) Analyst
8 28 (6.98%) IT Engineer
9 26 (6.48%) Architect
10 24 (5.99%) Azure Engineer
10 24 (5.99%) Windows Engineer
11 21 (5.24%) VMware Consultant
12 20 (4.99%) Developer
12 20 (4.99%) Java Developer
13 19 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (4.74%) Technical Consultant
14 18 (4.49%) Administrator
14 18 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.23%) REST
2 24 (5.99%) LDAP
2 24 (5.99%) Web Services
3 20 (4.99%) J2EE
3 20 (4.99%) Spring
4 17 (4.24%) Apache Camel
4 17 (4.24%) PowerMock
4 17 (4.24%) RESTful
4 17 (4.24%) SOAP
4 17 (4.24%) XML
5 15 (3.74%) HTML
6 13 (3.24%) .NET
7 9 (2.24%) CSS
7 9 (2.24%) Hibernate
8 8 (2.00%) JMS
9 7 (1.75%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.50%) Ajax
10 6 (1.50%) jQuery
10 6 (1.50%) LAMP
10 6 (1.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (22.94%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.23%) Clustering
3 20 (4.99%) Replication
4 17 (4.24%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.24%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.00%) EMC VNX
7 8 (2.00%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.50%) EMC VMAX
8 6 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.25%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.25%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.25%) PKI
9 5 (1.25%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.00%) HP Storage
10 4 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.00%) IBM XIV
10 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.75%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 240 (59.85%) Windows
2 173 (43.14%) Windows Server
3 130 (32.42%) Linux
4 79 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (16.96%) Windows Server 2016
6 54 (13.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (9.48%) Windows 10
8 31 (7.73%) CentOS
9 22 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (5.49%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (3.24%) Unix
10 13 (3.24%) Windows 7
11 8 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (1.75%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.50%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (1.25%) Solaris
15 4 (1.00%) SUSE
16 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (19.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 79 (19.70%) ITIL
3 78 (19.45%) Migration
4 77 (19.20%) DevOps
5 44 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (6.48%) Patch Management
10 24 (5.99%) Scrum
11 23 (5.74%) Project Delivery
11 23 (5.74%) Service Management
12 20 (4.99%) E-Commerce
12 20 (4.99%) Line Management
13 19 (4.74%) Deployment Automation
14 17 (4.24%) BDD
14 17 (4.24%) IT Strategy
14 17 (4.24%) Kanban
14 17 (4.24%) Server Management
14 17 (4.24%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 147 (36.66%) PowerShell
2 52 (12.97%) SQL
3 27 (6.73%) Java
4 23 (5.74%) Bash Shell
4 23 (5.74%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.99%) Python
6 10 (2.49%) Shell Script
6 10 (2.49%) VBScript
7 9 (2.24%) PHP
8 7 (1.75%) Perl
9 6 (1.50%) C#
10 4 (1.00%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.75%) C
11 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.50%) C++
13 1 (0.25%) Groovy
13 1 (0.25%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 69 (17.21%) Security Cleared
2 58 (14.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 52 (12.97%) SC Cleared
4 50 (12.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (9.48%) MCSE
6 28 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (6.48%) CCNA
7 26 (6.48%) MCSA
8 17 (4.24%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.24%) Degree
9 13 (3.24%) MCITP
10 12 (2.99%) VCAP
11 10 (2.49%) VCDX
12 8 (2.00%) RHCE
13 7 (1.75%) MCP
14 5 (1.25%) CCNP
15 3 (0.75%) CISSP
15 3 (0.75%) HNC
15 3 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.99%) SLA
2 8 (2.00%) GDPR
3 4 (1.00%) QA
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 266 (66.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 179 (44.64%) Active Directory
3 79 (19.70%) VMware ESXi
4 61 (15.21%) XenApp
5 45 (11.22%) Docker
6 44 (10.97%) Hyper-V
7 40 (9.98%) VMware NSX
8 38 (9.48%) XenDesktop
9 24 (5.99%) vCloud
9 24 (5.99%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (2.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (2.49%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (2.24%) NFS
12 9 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (1.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (1.75%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (14.71%) Terraform
2 57 (14.21%) SCCM
3 48 (11.97%) vRealize
4 46 (11.47%) Kubernetes
4 46 (11.47%) vCenter Server
5 40 (9.98%) Ansible
6 28 (6.98%) SCOM
7 24 (5.99%) Puppet
8 21 (5.24%) PowerCLI
9 14 (3.49%) WSUS
10 13 (3.24%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (2.99%) Backup Exec
12 11 (2.74%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 10 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
15 6 (1.50%) SCOrch
16 4 (1.00%) AirWatch
16 4 (1.00%) FortiGate
16 4 (1.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 363 (90.52%) VMware
2 210 (52.37%) Microsoft
3 96 (23.94%) Cisco
4 91 (22.69%) Citrix
5 54 (13.47%) Red Hat
6 53 (13.22%) EMC
6 53 (13.22%) Veeam
7 49 (12.22%) Dell
8 45 (11.22%) HP
9 37 (9.23%) NetApp
10 30 (7.48%) SolarWinds
11 23 (5.74%) Fortinet
12 21 (5.24%) IBM
13 17 (4.24%) Oracle
14 16 (3.99%) McAfee
15 14 (3.49%) Meraki
16 13 (3.24%) CommVault
16 13 (3.24%) Juniper
17 12 (2.99%) F5
17 12 (2.99%) NetIQ