Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 391 442 446
Rank change year-on-year +51 +4 -56
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 569 1,002 1,240
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.68% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 4.09% 4.04% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 498 844 969
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,949
90th Percentile £75,750 £70,000 £72,500
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 13,909 24,818 25,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.63% 16.90% 14.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11,336 20,387 20,678
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +10.67%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +57 527 £55,000 +18.28% 73
UK excluding London +77 360 £45,000 +5.88% 56
London +39 195 £67,500 +35.00% 20
South East +54 116 £52,250 +21.51% 18
East of England +108 79 £42,500 -22.73% 5
Work from Home +79 53 £62,500 +78.57% 2
South West +77 53 £60,000 +33.33% 8
Midlands +82 52 £57,500 +58.62% 7
North of England +57 48 £45,000 +13.21% 15
West Midlands +71 42 £60,000 +77.78% 6
North West +38 21 £47,500 +10.47% 6
Yorkshire +85 17 £60,000 +76.47% 6
Scotland +82 12 £48,750 +30.00% 2
Wales +22 12 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East Midlands +50 10 £38,633 -9.10% 1
North East +31 10 £37,500 +3.45% 3

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 531 (93.32%) VMware
2 367 (64.50%) Windows
3 366 (64.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 331 (58.17%) Microsoft
5 309 (54.31%) Active Directory
6 281 (49.38%) Windows Server
7 266 (46.75%) Azure
8 239 (42.00%) Office 365
9 190 (33.39%) Linux
10 171 (30.05%) PowerShell
11 163 (28.65%) Cisco
12 153 (26.89%) DNS
13 152 (26.71%) AWS
14 146 (25.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 141 (24.78%) Citrix
16 140 (24.60%) DHCP
17 136 (23.90%) VMware ESXi
18 122 (21.44%) ITIL
19 119 (20.91%) Windows Server 2012
20 111 (19.51%) SQL Server
21 109 (19.16%) Firewall
22 108 (18.98%) Hyper-V
23 106 (18.63%) TCP/IP
23 106 (18.63%) Data Centre
24 105 (18.45%) Windows Server 2016
25 103 (18.10%) HP
26 97 (17.05%) SAN
27 94 (16.52%) XenApp
28 93 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
29 92 (16.17%) SQL

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 88 (15.47%) MS Exchange
2 71 (12.48%) SharePoint
3 38 (6.68%) IIS
4 36 (6.33%) Tomcat
5 35 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.99%) Skype for Business
8 15 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.76%) Confluence
11 9 (1.58%) Apache
12 8 (1.41%) Red Hat Fuse
13 7 (1.23%) OpenStack
13 7 (1.23%) WebSphere
14 6 (1.05%) SAS
15 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
17 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
17 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 50 (8.79%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 266 (46.75%) Azure
2 239 (42.00%) Office 365
3 152 (26.71%) AWS
4 53 (9.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (8.26%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (3.87%) PaaS
7 20 (3.51%) OneDrive
8 17 (2.99%) IaaS
9 13 (2.28%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (1.05%) GCP
13 6 (1.05%) GitHub
14 5 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.88%) SaaS
15 4 (0.70%) Route 53
16 3 (0.53%) Serverless
17 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 153 (26.89%) DNS
2 140 (24.60%) DHCP
3 109 (19.16%) Firewall
4 106 (18.63%) TCP/IP
5 97 (17.05%) SAN
6 77 (13.53%) WAN
7 71 (12.48%) LAN
8 57 (10.02%) NetScaler
9 44 (7.73%) VLAN
10 39 (6.85%) VPN
11 33 (5.80%) VSAN
12 25 (4.39%) Skype
13 24 (4.22%) Fibre Channel
13 24 (4.22%) FTP
14 23 (4.04%) VoIP
14 23 (4.04%) Wireless
15 22 (3.87%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (3.69%) Remote Desktop
17 15 (2.64%) Internet
18 12 (2.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 37 (6.50%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (3.16%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (2.46%) MySQL
7 13 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.76%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.58%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.88%) Big Data
12 4 (0.70%) Redis
13 3 (0.53%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.35%) InfluxDB
14 2 (0.35%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.35%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 73 (12.83%) Jenkins
2 62 (10.90%) Git (software)
3 36 (6.33%) DbUnit
3 36 (6.33%) jMock
3 36 (6.33%) JUnit
3 36 (6.33%) Maven
3 36 (6.33%) Mockito
4 35 (6.15%) SonarQube
5 23 (4.04%) TeamCity
6 17 (2.99%) JIRA
7 14 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (1.76%) Subversion
9 9 (1.58%) GitLab
10 6 (1.05%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.05%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.88%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.35%) Selenium
12 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
General
1 84 (14.76%) Finance
2 42 (7.38%) Banking
3 22 (3.87%) Retail
4 14 (2.46%) Public Sector
5 7 (1.23%) Digital Economy
6 6 (1.05%) Back Office
6 6 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.05%) Legal
7 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.88%) Law
8 4 (0.70%) Advertising
8 4 (0.70%) Marketing
8 4 (0.70%) Military
9 3 (0.53%) Electronics
10 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.35%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 126 (22.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (8.61%) Systems Engineer
3 48 (8.44%) Support Engineer
4 46 (8.08%) Consultant
4 46 (8.08%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (7.56%) VMware Engineer
6 40 (7.03%) Administrator
7 39 (6.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 38 (6.68%) IT Engineer
9 34 (5.98%) Developer
9 34 (5.98%) Java Developer
10 33 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
11 28 (4.92%) Analyst
12 26 (4.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
14 22 (3.87%) Data Centre Consultant
14 22 (3.87%) IT Support
15 21 (3.69%) Senior DevOps
15 21 (3.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 20 (3.51%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.37%) Web Services
2 38 (6.68%) REST
2 38 (6.68%) RESTful
2 38 (6.68%) SOAP
2 38 (6.68%) XML
3 36 (6.33%) J2EE
3 36 (6.33%) PowerMock
4 35 (6.15%) Spring
5 34 (5.98%) Apache Camel
6 18 (3.16%) .NET
6 18 (3.16%) LDAP
7 15 (2.64%) Hibernate
8 13 (2.28%) HTML
9 12 (2.11%) WSH
10 10 (1.76%) Node.js
11 9 (1.58%) LAMP
11 9 (1.58%) Middleware
12 8 (1.41%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.23%) SAML
13 7 (1.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (18.63%) Data Centre
2 62 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.50%) Management Information System
4 35 (6.15%) Replication
5 33 (5.80%) Public Cloud
6 31 (5.45%) Clustering
7 21 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.28%) CMDB
9 12 (2.11%) Hedge funds
10 10 (1.76%) EMC VNX
10 10 (1.76%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.41%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
14 6 (1.05%) HP Storage
14 6 (1.05%) IBM XIV
14 6 (1.05%) PKI
15 5 (0.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 367 (64.50%) Windows
2 281 (49.38%) Windows Server
3 190 (33.39%) Linux
4 119 (20.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (18.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 60 (10.54%) Windows 10
7 59 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (7.38%) Unix
9 37 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (6.33%) Windows Server 2019
11 29 (5.10%) CentOS
11 29 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (4.04%) Windows 7
13 16 (2.81%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.58%) AIX
15 8 (1.41%) Solaris
15 8 (1.41%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.88%) Debian
16 5 (0.88%) SUSE
17 4 (0.70%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (25.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 122 (21.44%) ITIL
3 93 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (11.60%) DevOps
5 66 (11.60%) Migration
6 60 (10.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 47 (8.26%) Project Management
8 46 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (7.73%) Change Management
10 42 (7.38%) Scrum
11 39 (6.85%) TDD
12 35 (6.15%) Kanban
12 35 (6.15%) Project Delivery
13 34 (5.98%) BDD
14 32 (5.62%) Configuration Management
14 32 (5.62%) E-Commerce
14 32 (5.62%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 26 (4.57%) Line Management
15 26 (4.57%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (30.05%) PowerShell
2 92 (16.17%) SQL
3 49 (8.61%) Java
4 41 (7.21%) Bash Shell
5 34 (5.98%) JavaScript
6 31 (5.45%) Python
7 21 (3.69%) VBScript
8 14 (2.46%) C#
8 14 (2.46%) PHP
9 13 (2.28%) Perl
10 8 (1.41%) C
11 6 (1.05%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.88%) Groovy
12 5 (0.88%) Kotlin
13 4 (0.70%) C++
13 4 (0.70%) Go
14 3 (0.53%) R
14 3 (0.53%) Ruby
15 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (12.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 59 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (8.44%) Security Cleared
4 46 (8.08%) MCSE
5 37 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (6.33%) MCSA
7 35 (6.15%) CCNA
7 35 (6.15%) Degree
8 30 (5.27%) SC Cleared
9 18 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (2.64%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.11%) VCAP
12 8 (1.41%) MCP
13 7 (1.23%) MCITP
13 7 (1.23%) VCDX
14 6 (1.05%) CCNP
14 6 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
15 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.85%) SLA
2 20 (3.51%) GDPR
2 20 (3.51%) QA
3 8 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.53%) PMO
5 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 366 (64.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 309 (54.31%) Active Directory
3 136 (23.90%) VMware ESXi
4 108 (18.98%) Hyper-V
5 94 (16.52%) XenApp
6 61 (10.72%) XenDesktop
7 44 (7.73%) Docker
8 34 (5.98%) VMware NSX
9 19 (3.34%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (3.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (2.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 16 (2.81%) vCloud
12 14 (2.46%) NFS
13 10 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (1.76%) Xen
14 6 (1.05%) Terminal Services
14 6 (1.05%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.88%) DFS Replication
15 5 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 77 (13.53%) SCCM
2 60 (10.54%) vCenter Server
3 49 (8.61%) Terraform
4 48 (8.44%) SCOM
5 47 (8.26%) Kubernetes
6 41 (7.21%) Ansible
7 36 (6.33%) vRealize
8 34 (5.98%) Backup Exec
9 33 (5.80%) PowerCLI
10 23 (4.04%) WSUS
11 21 (3.69%) Microsoft Intune
12 18 (3.16%) XenMobile
13 14 (2.46%) Microsoft Clustering
14 13 (2.28%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 12 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
16 10 (1.76%) Puppet
17 9 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
18 8 (1.41%) NetBackup
19 6 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
20 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 531 (93.32%) VMware
2 331 (58.17%) Microsoft
3 163 (28.65%) Cisco
4 141 (24.78%) Citrix
5 103 (18.10%) HP
6 69 (12.13%) Dell
7 67 (11.78%) Veeam
8 66 (11.60%) NetApp
9 61 (10.72%) EMC
10 46 (8.08%) Red Hat
11 33 (5.80%) Oracle
12 30 (5.27%) IBM
13 29 (5.10%) Juniper
13 29 (5.10%) SolarWinds
14 27 (4.75%) EqualLogic
15 25 (4.39%) McAfee
16 23 (4.04%) Meraki
17 22 (3.87%) SonicWALL
18 20 (3.51%) CommVault
19 19 (3.34%) Symantec