Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 448 434 362
Rank change year-on-year -14 -72 -33
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 977 1,192 1,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.69% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 4.21% 5.25% 7.01%
Number of salaries quoted 795 1,009 1,307
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,400 £68,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 23,218 22,699 21,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.52% 13.11% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 18,898 18,893 18,083
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,375 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the UK

vSphere
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere.

Salary trend for vSphere in the UK

vSphere
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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 -13 923 £45,000 - 158
UK excluding London -14 577 £45,000 +5.88% 129
London +20 373 £50,000 -7.41% 39
South East -25 182 £47,500 +1.06% 35
East of England +68 122 £50,000 +12.99% 12
North of England -32 106 £40,000 - 31
Midlands +11 86 £38,500 -0.65% 16
North West +45 78 £40,000 -6.98% 22
West Midlands +11 54 £43,750 +16.67% 7
South West -22 51 £45,000 +5.88% 25
East Midlands +33 32 £38,500 -9.41% 9
Scotland -9 24 £35,750 -37.83% 6
Yorkshire -49 24 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Wales +10 10 £42,500 +18.06% 2
North East +11 4 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Northern Ireland -13 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 869 (88.95%) VMware
2 711 (72.77%) Windows
3 620 (63.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 549 (56.19%) Active Directory
5 525 (53.74%) Microsoft
6 462 (47.29%) Windows Server
7 342 (35.01%) Linux
8 338 (34.60%) Office 365
9 321 (32.86%) Cisco
10 287 (29.38%) PowerShell
11 284 (29.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 279 (28.56%) Firewall
13 268 (27.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 264 (27.02%) ITIL
15 241 (24.67%) Citrix
16 232 (23.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 220 (22.52%) TCP/IP
18 217 (22.21%) Amazon AWS
19 216 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
20 209 (21.39%) Hyper-V
21 207 (21.19%) MS Exchange
22 201 (20.57%) Microsoft Certification
23 196 (20.06%) DNS
24 192 (19.65%) SAN
25 183 (18.73%) SCCM
26 180 (18.42%) HP
27 179 (18.32%) VMware ESXi
28 175 (17.91%) SQL
29 172 (17.60%) MCSE
30 154 (15.76%) SQL Server

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
1 207 (21.19%) MS Exchange
2 93 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 87 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 73 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 50 (5.12%) Skype for Business
6 47 (4.81%) IIS
7 31 (3.17%) OpenStack
8 19 (1.94%) IBM Domino
9 17 (1.74%) Apache Pig
10 14 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (1.13%) CloudStack
13 10 (1.02%) nginx
14 9 (0.92%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.72%) JBoss
15 7 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.51%) SAS
17 4 (0.41%) Apache
Applications
1 88 (9.01%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.31%) Infor SunSystems
2 3 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.31%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 338 (34.60%) Office 365
2 284 (29.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 217 (22.21%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 33 (3.38%) IaaS
6 31 (3.17%) SaaS
7 26 (2.66%) Mimecast
8 25 (2.56%) PaaS
9 18 (1.84%) OpenShift
10 17 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.20%) G Suite
15 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.10%) GitHub
15 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 279 (28.56%) Firewall
2 220 (22.52%) TCP/IP
3 196 (20.06%) DNS
4 192 (19.65%) SAN
5 152 (15.56%) DHCP
6 95 (9.72%) LAN
7 93 (9.52%) WAN
8 63 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
9 59 (6.04%) VLAN
10 58 (5.94%) VPN
11 48 (4.91%) iSCSI
11 48 (4.91%) NAS
12 45 (4.61%) NetScaler
13 39 (3.99%) Network Security
14 33 (3.38%) Remote Desktop
15 32 (3.28%) HTTP
15 32 (3.28%) Wireless
16 31 (3.17%) Internet
16 31 (3.17%) VSAN
17 29 (2.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.17%) MySQL
3 27 (2.76%) Big Data
3 27 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 20 (2.05%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
8 17 (1.74%) Apache Hive
8 17 (1.74%) MongoDB
9 16 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (1.54%) Neo4j
11 9 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.61%) Redis
13 4 (0.41%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.31%) MariaDB
15 2 (0.20%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 67 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 60 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 45 (4.61%) JIRA
4 32 (3.28%) GitLab
4 32 (3.28%) Vagrant
5 25 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 22 (2.25%) Selenium
7 20 (2.05%) Bitbucket
7 20 (2.05%) CodeSonar
7 20 (2.05%) git-flow
7 20 (2.05%) Robot Framework
8 10 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.82%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.72%) DbUnit
10 7 (0.72%) jMock
10 7 (0.72%) JUnit
10 7 (0.72%) Maven
10 7 (0.72%) Mockito
10 7 (0.72%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.51%) WiX
General
1 127 (13.00%) Finance
2 47 (4.81%) Banking
2 47 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.68%) Retail
4 26 (2.66%) Electronics
5 24 (2.46%) Law
6 23 (2.35%) Advertising
7 21 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.15%) Marketing
8 18 (1.84%) Legal
9 14 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.13%) Billing
11 7 (0.72%) Games
12 5 (0.51%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.20%) Automotive
13 2 (0.20%) German Language
14 1 (0.10%) Military
14 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 200 (20.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 145 (14.84%) Support Engineer
3 97 (9.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 84 (8.60%) Analyst
5 83 (8.50%) VMware Engineer
6 77 (7.88%) Systems Engineer
7 68 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support
8 63 (6.45%) Architect
9 51 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 51 (5.22%) Consultant
9 51 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
10 47 (4.81%) Administrator
11 41 (4.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 40 (4.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 39 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
14 37 (3.79%) IT Engineer
14 37 (3.79%) Server Engineer
14 37 (3.79%) Windows Engineer
15 35 (3.58%) Wintel Engineer
16 34 (3.48%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.30%) Web Services
2 38 (3.89%) Node.js
3 29 (2.97%) .NET
3 29 (2.97%) REST
4 27 (2.76%) SOAP
5 26 (2.66%) ASP.NET
6 23 (2.35%) Java EE
6 23 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
7 22 (2.25%) AngularJS
8 21 (2.15%) .NET Framework
9 20 (2.05%) Django
9 20 (2.05%) LAMP
9 20 (2.05%) Spring MVC
9 20 (2.05%) STL
10 19 (1.94%) Middleware
11 16 (1.64%) Vue.js
12 15 (1.54%) React
13 13 (1.33%) CSS
13 13 (1.33%) HTML
14 9 (0.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.44%) Data Centre
2 63 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
3 52 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (5.02%) Public Cloud
5 39 (3.99%) Replication
6 35 (3.58%) Management Information System
7 33 (3.38%) Clustering
8 27 (2.76%) Hedge funds
9 25 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
10 23 (2.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 19 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (1.64%) Wiki
13 15 (1.54%) Fat Client
13 15 (1.54%) Thin Client
14 13 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
14 13 (1.33%) PKI
15 12 (1.23%) Driving Licence
16 11 (1.13%) Private Cloud
17 10 (1.02%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 711 (72.77%) Windows
2 462 (47.29%) Windows Server
3 342 (35.01%) Linux
4 268 (27.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 216 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 125 (12.79%) Windows 10
7 77 (7.88%) Windows 7
8 59 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 48 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (4.50%) Windows 8
11 42 (4.30%) Unix
12 39 (3.99%) Ubuntu
13 37 (3.79%) Apple iOS
14 36 (3.68%) CentOS
15 34 (3.48%) Android
16 28 (2.87%) Mac OS X
17 15 (1.54%) Debian
18 13 (1.33%) AIX
19 12 (1.23%) Windows XP
20 10 (1.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (27.02%) ITIL
2 232 (23.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 111 (11.36%) DevOps
4 103 (10.54%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
6 87 (8.90%) Mentoring
7 71 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
8 69 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 55 (5.63%) Migration
10 54 (5.53%) CRM
11 51 (5.22%) Change Management
12 49 (5.02%) Software Engineering
13 48 (4.91%) Service Management
14 45 (4.61%) Patch Management
15 43 (4.40%) Project Management
16 42 (4.30%) Computer Science
17 41 (4.20%) TDD
18 39 (3.99%) Scrum
18 39 (3.99%) Server Virtualisation
18 39 (3.99%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 287 (29.38%) PowerShell
2 175 (17.91%) SQL
3 143 (14.64%) Python
4 112 (11.46%) Bash Shell
5 71 (7.27%) JavaScript
6 49 (5.02%) C
7 48 (4.91%) Java
8 47 (4.81%) C++
9 42 (4.30%) Ruby
10 33 (3.38%) C#
11 31 (3.17%) Perl
12 22 (2.25%) Go
12 22 (2.25%) VBScript
13 20 (2.05%) Objective-C
13 20 (2.05%) PHP
14 19 (1.94%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.23%) Kotlin
16 9 (0.92%) VB
17 7 (0.72%) Korn
18 6 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 201 (20.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 172 (17.60%) MCSE
3 152 (15.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 150 (15.35%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (11.16%) CCNA
6 89 (9.11%) Security Cleared
7 74 (7.57%) Degree
8 59 (6.04%) SC Cleared
9 54 (5.53%) CCNP
10 47 (4.81%) DV Cleared
11 46 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
11 46 (4.71%) MCP
12 40 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
13 34 (3.48%) MCITP
13 34 (3.48%) RHCE
14 31 (3.17%) MCSA
14 31 (3.17%) VCP6
15 28 (2.87%) CISSP
16 22 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
17 20 (2.05%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.94%) SLA
2 21 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.33%) QA
4 8 (0.82%) GDPR
5 4 (0.41%) COBIT
5 4 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 620 (63.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 549 (56.19%) Active Directory
3 209 (21.39%) Hyper-V
4 179 (18.32%) VMware ESXi
5 114 (11.67%) XenApp
6 112 (11.46%) XenDesktop
7 96 (9.83%) Docker
8 61 (6.24%) VMware NSX
9 52 (5.32%) vCloud
10 41 (4.20%) Virtual Servers
11 37 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
11 37 (3.79%) XenServer
12 31 (3.17%) Terminal Services
13 29 (2.97%) NFS
13 29 (2.97%) VirtualBox
14 21 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (1.54%) BitLocker
15 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (1.13%) Firmware
17 9 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 183 (18.73%) SCCM
2 115 (11.77%) Ansible
3 95 (9.72%) SCOM
4 91 (9.31%) Puppet
5 87 (8.90%) vCenter Server
6 56 (5.73%) Salt
7 55 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
8 53 (5.42%) NetBackup
9 50 (5.12%) vRealize
10 47 (4.81%) Backup Exec
11 43 (4.40%) Kubernetes
12 34 (3.48%) WSUS
13 30 (3.07%) Nagios
14 29 (2.97%) PowerCLI
14 29 (2.97%) SCOrch
15 27 (2.76%) Terraform
16 19 (1.94%) vMotion
17 15 (1.54%) AirWatch
17 15 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
17 15 (1.54%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 869 (88.95%) VMware
2 525 (53.74%) Microsoft
3 321 (32.86%) Cisco
4 241 (24.67%) Citrix
5 180 (18.42%) HP
6 132 (13.51%) NetApp
7 114 (11.67%) Dell
8 89 (9.11%) EMC
9 69 (7.06%) Veeam
10 65 (6.65%) Veritas
11 59 (6.04%) Red Hat
12 58 (5.94%) IBM
13 36 (3.68%) 3PAR
13 36 (3.68%) Google
14 34 (3.48%) Kaseya
15 30 (3.07%) Sophos
16 29 (2.97%) Apple
16 29 (2.97%) Juniper
17 24 (2.46%) Ivanti
17 24 (2.46%) Meraki