Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 318 325
Rank change year-on-year -71 +7 -12
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1387 1903 2207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.99% 1.01%
As % of the System Software category 6.06% 7.95% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1204 1653 1905
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,150 £31,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -

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 22878 23937 24840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.08% 12.47% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19272 20159 20679
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%

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 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the UK

vSphere
Top 15 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 17 October 2017. 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 -73 1308 £45,000 -3.23% 96
UK excluding London -64 861 £42,500 -3.41% 55
London -30 508 £50,000 -4.76% 43
South East -75 271 £42,500 -15.00% 20
North of England -24 213 £43,000 +1.18% 14
Yorkshire +14 112 £43,750 +2.94% 4
South West +24 111 £42,500 +6.08% 4
East of England -20 104 £45,000 - 6
Midlands -30 103 £38,500 -9.41% 9
North West -19 91 £43,000 +1.18% 10
West Midlands 0 70 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Scotland 0 44 £57,500 +48.70% 2
East Midlands -7 33 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Wales -1 16 £37,500 -
North East +6 10 £35,000 -9.09%

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for vSphere.

1 1186 (85.51%) VMware
2 1099 (79.24%) Windows
3 830 (59.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 768 (55.37%) Active Directory
5 729 (52.56%) Windows Server
6 718 (51.77%) Microsoft
7 485 (34.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 483 (34.82%) Linux
9 463 (33.38%) SAN
10 454 (32.73%) Cisco
11 418 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 374 (26.96%) Firewall
13 353 (25.45%) Office 365
14 347 (25.02%) Citrix
15 341 (24.59%) ITIL
16 327 (23.58%) MS Exchange
17 325 (23.43%) DNS
18 319 (23.00%) SQL Server
19 300 (21.63%) SQL
20 295 (21.27%) DHCP
21 273 (19.68%) Microsoft Certification
22 262 (18.89%) HP
23 247 (17.81%) Finance
24 240 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
25 227 (16.37%) PowerShell
26 225 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
26 225 (16.22%) TCP/IP
27 224 (16.15%) Amazon AWS
28 220 (15.86%) Hyper-V
29 218 (15.72%) WAN

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
1 327 (23.58%) MS Exchange
2 170 (12.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 166 (11.97%) IIS
4 114 (8.22%) OpenStack
5 106 (7.64%) SharePoint
6 93 (6.71%) Skype for Business
7 90 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 73 (5.26%) CloudStack
9 62 (4.47%) Apache
10 35 (2.52%) JBoss
11 32 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 30 (2.16%) Tomcat
13 27 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
14 26 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 26 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
15 25 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
16 24 (1.73%) CMS
17 21 (1.51%) WebLogic
17 21 (1.51%) WebSphere
18 10 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 87 (6.27%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.072%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) thinkFolio
2 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 353 (25.45%) Office 365
2 240 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 224 (16.15%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (4.33%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (1.95%) PaaS
5 27 (1.95%) SaaS
6 26 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (1.87%) IaaS
7 16 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.58%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.50%) GitHub
10 6 (0.43%) Dropbox
10 6 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.43%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.43%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.36%) CloudBees
12 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 463 (33.38%) SAN
2 374 (26.96%) Firewall
3 325 (23.43%) DNS
4 295 (21.27%) DHCP
5 225 (16.22%) TCP/IP
6 218 (15.72%) WAN
7 199 (14.35%) LAN
8 169 (12.18%) VPN
9 122 (8.80%) NAS
10 88 (6.34%) iSCSI
10 88 (6.34%) VLAN
11 81 (5.84%) Network Security
12 77 (5.55%) Skype
13 71 (5.12%) VoIP
14 61 (4.40%) Internet
15 60 (4.33%) MPLS
16 50 (3.60%) FTP
17 47 (3.39%) HTTP
18 46 (3.32%) SSL
19 44 (3.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (23.00%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (3.97%) MySQL
4 53 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (1.37%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.15%) Redis
9 15 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (0.94%) NoSQL
11 12 (0.87%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (0.65%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
15 3 (0.22%) OpenTSDB
15 3 (0.22%) SAP HANA
16 2 (0.14%) DB2
16 2 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 66 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 65 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 26 (1.87%) MSI
3 26 (1.87%) Subversion
3 26 (1.87%) TeamCity
4 16 (1.15%) JIRA
5 15 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (0.87%) SoapUI
7 11 (0.79%) Maven
8 9 (0.65%) JUnit
8 9 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.58%) DbUnit
9 8 (0.58%) jMock
9 8 (0.58%) Mockito
9 8 (0.58%) SonarQube
10 7 (0.50%) AdminStudio
10 7 (0.50%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.50%) InstallShield
11 6 (0.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 247 (17.81%) Finance
2 56 (4.04%) Banking
3 54 (3.89%) Retail
4 39 (2.81%) Manufacturing
5 35 (2.52%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 31 (2.24%) Retail Banking
8 27 (1.95%) Legal
9 23 (1.66%) Law
10 22 (1.59%) Military
11 20 (1.44%) Back Office
12 17 (1.23%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.87%) Advertising
14 10 (0.72%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.58%) Marketing
16 7 (0.50%) French Language
16 7 (0.50%) Games
17 6 (0.43%) Billing
17 6 (0.43%) Dutch Language
18 4 (0.29%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 347 (25.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 164 (11.82%) Analyst
3 161 (11.61%) Support Engineer
4 130 (9.37%) VMware Engineer
5 119 (8.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 107 (7.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 107 (7.71%) IT Support
7 94 (6.78%) IT Engineer
8 92 (6.63%) Support Analyst
9 88 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support
10 82 (5.91%) Administrator
11 80 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
12 79 (5.70%) Infrastructure Support
13 76 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
14 73 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
15 71 (5.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 66 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 66 (4.76%) Server Engineer
17 62 (4.47%) Network Engineer
18 60 (4.33%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.97%) Web Services
2 36 (2.60%) .NET
3 25 (1.80%) LAMP
4 22 (1.59%) SOAP
5 21 (1.51%) Software Packaging
6 17 (1.23%) Middleware
7 16 (1.15%) REST
8 14 (1.01%) XML
9 9 (0.65%) J2EE
10 8 (0.58%) PowerMock
10 8 (0.58%) RESTful
10 8 (0.58%) Spring
11 6 (0.43%) 802.1X
12 5 (0.36%) Apache Camel
12 5 (0.36%) COM
12 5 (0.36%) JSON
12 5 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (0.29%) HTML
13 4 (0.29%) jBPM
13 4 (0.29%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 158 (11.39%) Data Centre
2 68 (4.90%) Replication
3 64 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (4.11%) Driving Licence
4 57 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 43 (3.10%) Clustering
6 40 (2.88%) EMC VNX
7 38 (2.74%) Computer Science
8 33 (2.38%) Client/Server
9 27 (1.95%) Public Cloud
10 24 (1.73%) CESG
10 24 (1.73%) Handset
10 24 (1.73%) Private Cloud
11 19 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 18 (1.30%) Blackberry
13 16 (1.15%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.08%) HP Storage
15 13 (0.94%) User Experience
16 12 (0.87%) Fat Client
16 12 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1099 (79.24%) Windows
2 729 (52.56%) Windows Server
3 485 (34.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 483 (34.82%) Linux
5 418 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 188 (13.55%) Windows 10
7 149 (10.74%) Windows 7
8 148 (10.67%) Unix
9 128 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 112 (8.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 83 (5.98%) CentOS
12 41 (2.96%) Windows 8
13 39 (2.81%) Ubuntu
14 22 (1.59%) Windows XP
15 21 (1.51%) Debian
15 21 (1.51%) Solaris
16 18 (1.30%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.94%) Apple iOS
17 13 (0.94%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.87%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (24.59%) ITIL
2 177 (12.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 168 (12.11%) DevOps
4 148 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
5 115 (8.29%) Configuration Management
6 108 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
7 90 (6.49%) Scrum
8 84 (6.06%) Migration
9 73 (5.26%) DSDM
10 70 (5.05%) Asset Management
10 70 (5.05%) RUP
10 70 (5.05%) Service Management
11 66 (4.76%) Change Management
12 65 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
13 64 (4.61%) Mentoring
14 61 (4.40%) Project Management
15 59 (4.25%) Root Cause Analysis
16 58 (4.18%) High Availability
17 56 (4.04%) Continuous Improvement
18 51 (3.68%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 300 (21.63%) SQL
2 227 (16.37%) PowerShell
3 146 (10.53%) Python
4 139 (10.02%) Bash Shell
5 108 (7.79%) Ruby
6 93 (6.71%) Shell Script
7 71 (5.12%) Java
8 41 (2.96%) Perl
9 28 (2.02%) VBScript
10 25 (1.80%) Go
11 16 (1.15%) VB
12 15 (1.08%) PHP
13 13 (0.94%) Groovy
14 12 (0.87%) C
15 11 (0.79%) JavaScript
16 10 (0.72%) C#
17 9 (0.65%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.22%) C++
18 3 (0.22%) VB.NET
19 2 (0.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 273 (19.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 210 (15.14%) MCSE
3 154 (11.10%) Cisco Certification
4 133 (9.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 124 (8.94%) CCNA
6 100 (7.21%) Security Cleared
7 99 (7.14%) MCSA
8 97 (6.99%) Degree
9 76 (5.48%) SC Cleared
10 62 (4.47%) MCITP
11 58 (4.18%) ITIL Certification
12 57 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
13 44 (3.17%) CCNP
14 43 (3.10%) CISSP
15 41 (2.96%) MCP
16 38 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 35 (2.52%) CCEA
17 35 (2.52%) DV Cleared
18 34 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
19 27 (1.95%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (6.34%) SLA
2 43 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (2.88%) PCI DSS
4 28 (2.02%) ISO 9001
5 15 (1.08%) QA
6 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.29%) GDPR
7 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.22%) PMO
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.14%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.072%) RMADS
System Software
1 830 (59.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 768 (55.37%) Active Directory
3 225 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
4 220 (15.86%) Hyper-V
5 190 (13.70%) XenApp
6 124 (8.94%) XenServer
7 108 (7.79%) XenDesktop
8 75 (5.41%) Xen
9 62 (4.47%) Docker
10 54 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 50 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
12 44 (3.17%) Terminal Services
12 44 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
13 37 (2.67%) vCloud
14 32 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
15 26 (1.87%) NFS
16 24 (1.73%) VMware NSX
17 14 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
18 13 (0.94%) Firmware
18 13 (0.94%) KVM
Systems Management
1 184 (13.27%) SCCM
2 148 (10.67%) Opscode Chef
3 133 (9.59%) Puppet
4 118 (8.51%) vCenter Server
5 90 (6.49%) WSUS
6 84 (6.06%) Ansible
7 80 (5.77%) Tivoli
8 73 (5.26%) Backup Exec
9 70 (5.05%) Cobbler
10 60 (4.33%) SCOM
11 42 (3.03%) Terraform
12 33 (2.38%) Nagios
13 32 (2.31%) Kubernetes
13 32 (2.31%) vRealize
14 20 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
15 19 (1.37%) FortiGate
15 19 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
16 18 (1.30%) PowerCLI
17 16 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
18 15 (1.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 1186 (85.51%) VMware
2 718 (51.77%) Microsoft
3 454 (32.73%) Cisco
4 347 (25.02%) Citrix
5 262 (18.89%) HP
6 156 (11.25%) Red Hat
7 144 (10.38%) Oracle
8 139 (10.02%) Dell
9 138 (9.95%) NetApp
10 135 (9.73%) Veeam
11 102 (7.35%) EMC
12 72 (5.19%) EnterpriseDB
13 65 (4.69%) IBM
14 53 (3.82%) CheckPoint
15 51 (3.68%) F5
16 41 (2.96%) Sophos
17 39 (2.81%) Symantec
18 37 (2.67%) 3PAR
19 35 (2.52%) Apple
19 35 (2.52%) CommVault