Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 549 367 468
Rank change year-on-year -182 +101 +5
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 598 395 854
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.80% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 2.64% 4.32% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 475 315 718
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £46,875
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +17.33% -1.32%
75th Percentile £57,500 £71,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £86,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% -5.56%

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 22,647 9,144 23,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.83% 18.46% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15,556 7,851 19,552
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the UK

vSphere
Top 17 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 27 October 2021. 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 -176 527 £45,000 -18.18% 133
UK excluding London -125 382 £42,500 -2.86% 105
London -238 172 £55,000 -21.43% 36
Work from Home -183 136 £55,000 - 23
Midlands -70 99 £42,500 - 19
South East -167 78 £39,000 -15.68% 32
North of England -90 75 £42,500 -1.73% 27
East of England -55 61 £44,750 +2.29% 11
East Midlands -11 55 £42,500 -5.56% 9
West Midlands -85 44 £37,500 -11.76% 10
South West -84 43 £43,750 -32.69% 8
North West -81 32 £45,000 -18.18% 15
Yorkshire -87 22 £42,500 -6.59% 10
North East -23 21 £28,750 -23.33% 2
Wales -58 16 £45,000 +20.00%
Scotland -91 11 £35,000 -20.45% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 565 (94.48%) VMware
2 379 (63.38%) Windows
3 372 (62.21%) Microsoft
4 361 (60.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 333 (55.69%) Active Directory
6 305 (51.00%) Azure
7 264 (44.15%) Windows Server
8 235 (39.30%) Microsoft 365
9 189 (31.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 189 (31.61%) Linux
10 178 (29.77%) DNS
11 162 (27.09%) PowerShell
12 160 (26.76%) Data Centre
13 157 (26.25%) Social Skills
14 155 (25.92%) Citrix
15 152 (25.42%) DHCP
16 133 (22.24%) SQL Server
17 130 (21.74%) Cisco
18 125 (20.90%) ITIL
18 125 (20.90%) Firewall
19 123 (20.57%) SAN
20 113 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
21 111 (18.56%) VMware ESXi
21 111 (18.56%) Windows 10
22 105 (17.56%) TCP/IP
23 102 (17.06%) Microsoft Certification
24 101 (16.89%) MS Exchange
25 95 (15.89%) XenApp
26 90 (15.05%) XenDesktop
26 90 (15.05%) AWS

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
1 101 (16.89%) MS Exchange
2 65 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 48 (8.03%) IIS
4 30 (5.02%) Apache
5 25 (4.18%) Tomcat
6 23 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.51%) Skype for Business
9 14 (2.34%) Apache Spark
10 13 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (2.01%) Confluence
12 11 (1.84%) CMS
12 11 (1.84%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (1.84%) Umbraco
12 11 (1.84%) WordPress
13 7 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 46 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.84%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 305 (51.00%) Azure
2 235 (39.30%) Microsoft 365
3 90 (15.05%) AWS
4 66 (11.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 55 (9.20%) IaaS
6 50 (8.36%) SaaS
7 43 (7.19%) OneDrive
7 43 (7.19%) PaaS
8 22 (3.68%) Azure Stack
9 18 (3.01%) GCP
10 16 (2.68%) Mimecast
11 14 (2.34%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.17%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.50%) GitHub
16 2 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
16 2 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.33%) Serverless
16 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 178 (29.77%) DNS
2 152 (25.42%) DHCP
3 125 (20.90%) Firewall
4 123 (20.57%) SAN
5 105 (17.56%) TCP/IP
6 82 (13.71%) LAN
7 80 (13.38%) WAN
8 49 (8.19%) VLAN
9 38 (6.35%) VPN
10 35 (5.85%) NetScaler
11 33 (5.52%) SSL
12 31 (5.18%) Fibre Channel
13 27 (4.52%) VSAN
14 24 (4.01%) VoIP
14 24 (4.01%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (3.68%) NAS
16 19 (3.18%) Wireless
17 17 (2.84%) iSCSI
18 15 (2.51%) Skype
19 12 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (22.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.34%) Hadoop
2 14 (2.34%) MySQL
2 14 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.17%) Redis
7 6 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.67%) DB2
10 3 (0.50%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (6.19%) Jenkins
2 28 (4.68%) JIRA
3 23 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.84%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.17%) GitLab
6 5 (0.84%) Artifactory
6 5 (0.84%) Rational Quality Manager
6 5 (0.84%) Rational Team Concert
7 3 (0.50%) MSI
7 3 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.33%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.33%) jMock
8 2 (0.33%) JUnit
8 2 (0.33%) Maven
8 2 (0.33%) Mockito
8 2 (0.33%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.17%) git-flow
9 1 (0.17%) WebStorm
General
1 157 (26.25%) Social Skills
2 82 (13.71%) Finance
3 34 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (5.18%) Retail
5 30 (5.02%) Public Sector
6 26 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 19 (3.18%) Advertising
7 19 (3.18%) Back Office
7 19 (3.18%) Banking
8 17 (2.84%) Documentation Skills
9 16 (2.68%) Organisational Skills
10 14 (2.34%) Legal
10 14 (2.34%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (2.01%) Electronics
11 12 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.51%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.51%) Manufacturing
13 8 (1.34%) Law
14 6 (1.00%) Games
15 5 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 148 (24.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 80 (13.38%) Support Engineer
3 70 (11.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 63 (10.54%) Analyst
5 60 (10.03%) 3rd Line Support
6 40 (6.69%) Architect
7 38 (6.35%) IT Support
8 37 (6.19%) Support Analyst
9 35 (5.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 34 (5.69%) Cloud Engineer
11 33 (5.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 33 (5.52%) Administrator
12 32 (5.35%) IT Engineer
12 32 (5.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 31 (5.18%) Infrastructure Architect
13 31 (5.18%) Server Engineer
14 30 (5.02%) Infrastructure Support
14 30 (5.02%) Linux Engineer
15 28 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 28 (4.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.34%) JMS
1 14 (2.34%) Web Services
2 11 (1.84%) .NET
3 7 (1.17%) Middleware
3 7 (1.17%) REST
4 6 (1.00%) ARM Templates
4 6 (1.00%) WSH
5 4 (0.67%) ADO
5 4 (0.67%) Spring
5 4 (0.67%) Velocity
5 4 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (0.67%) XML
6 3 (0.50%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.50%) J2EE
6 3 (0.50%) SOAP
7 2 (0.33%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.33%) Java EE
7 2 (0.33%) JSON
7 2 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 160 (26.76%) Data Centre
2 52 (8.70%) Replication
3 36 (6.02%) Clustering
4 33 (5.52%) Management Information System
5 24 (4.01%) PKI
6 23 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 23 (3.85%) Legacy Systems
7 20 (3.34%) User Experience
8 16 (2.68%) Hedge funds
9 15 (2.51%) EMC VNX
10 14 (2.34%) Driving Licence
11 13 (2.17%) Public Cloud
12 12 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (1.84%) Blackberry
13 11 (1.84%) iPhone
14 10 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.67%) iPad
15 9 (1.51%) Smartphone
16 7 (1.17%) Virtual Team
17 6 (1.00%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 379 (63.38%) Windows
2 264 (44.15%) Windows Server
3 189 (31.61%) Linux
4 113 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 111 (18.56%) Windows 10
6 76 (12.71%) Windows Server 2019
7 75 (12.54%) Windows Server 2016
8 71 (11.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (8.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (6.19%) CentOS
11 27 (4.52%) Unix
11 27 (4.52%) Windows 7
12 22 (3.68%) Apple iOS
13 21 (3.51%) Android
14 16 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.51%) Windows 8
16 8 (1.34%) SUSE
17 6 (1.00%) AIX
18 4 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (31.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 125 (20.90%) ITIL
3 87 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
4 81 (13.55%) DevOps
5 64 (10.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 56 (9.36%) Project Management
7 55 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (8.53%) Server Management
9 48 (8.03%) Project Delivery
10 47 (7.86%) Migration
11 44 (7.36%) Patch Management
12 36 (6.02%) Service Management
13 32 (5.35%) Service Delivery
13 32 (5.35%) Time Management
14 31 (5.18%) Computer Science
15 30 (5.02%) Infrastructure as Code
16 27 (4.52%) IT Strategy
17 26 (4.35%) Data Centre Operations
17 26 (4.35%) Mentoring
17 26 (4.35%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 162 (27.09%) PowerShell
2 88 (14.72%) SQL
3 39 (6.52%) Python
4 22 (3.68%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.68%) VBScript
6 13 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.67%) Java
7 10 (1.67%) Perl
7 10 (1.67%) Ruby
8 9 (1.51%) C#
9 8 (1.34%) PHP
10 7 (1.17%) VB
11 5 (0.84%) C
11 5 (0.84%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.67%) Go
13 3 (0.50%) C++
14 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.17%) Winbatch
14 1 (0.17%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 102 (17.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (14.05%) Degree
3 60 (10.03%) MCSA
4 51 (8.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 49 (8.19%) MCSE
6 48 (8.03%) Security Cleared
7 37 (6.19%) SC Cleared
8 36 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (5.02%) DV Cleared
10 28 (4.68%) CCNA
11 26 (4.35%) MCP
12 22 (3.68%) Citrix Certification
13 21 (3.51%) MCITP
14 18 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (2.68%) CCNP
16 14 (2.34%) RHCE
17 10 (1.67%) VCAP
18 9 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
19 6 (1.00%) RHCA
19 6 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.19%) SLA
2 16 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.34%) GDPR
4 8 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.84%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.33%) NCSC
8 2 (0.33%) QA
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.17%) NIST
9 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 361 (60.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 333 (55.69%) Active Directory
3 111 (18.56%) VMware ESXi
4 95 (15.89%) XenApp
5 90 (15.05%) XenDesktop
6 79 (13.21%) Hyper-V
7 27 (4.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 23 (3.85%) Docker
9 22 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
11 18 (3.01%) NFS
12 15 (2.51%) VMware Workstation
13 12 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (1.84%) VMware NSX
15 7 (1.17%) KVM
16 6 (1.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.84%) vCloud
17 5 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 5 (0.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 82 (13.71%) SCCM
2 65 (10.87%) vCenter Server
3 48 (8.03%) Ansible
4 47 (7.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 41 (6.86%) Puppet
6 33 (5.52%) SCOM
7 28 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
8 26 (4.35%) vRealize
9 24 (4.01%) Kubernetes
9 24 (4.01%) NetBackup
10 17 (2.84%) WSUS
11 16 (2.68%) PowerCLI
12 15 (2.51%) Terraform
13 11 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (1.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 9 (1.51%) HAProxy
15 9 (1.51%) Nagios
15 9 (1.51%) Salt
16 8 (1.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 565 (94.48%) VMware
2 372 (62.21%) Microsoft
3 155 (25.92%) Citrix
4 130 (21.74%) Cisco
5 72 (12.04%) Red Hat
6 68 (11.37%) Dell
7 61 (10.20%) Veeam
8 50 (8.36%) HP
9 45 (7.53%) EMC
10 36 (6.02%) NetApp
10 36 (6.02%) SolarWinds
11 34 (5.69%) 3PAR
12 28 (4.68%) Zerto
13 27 (4.52%) F5
13 27 (4.52%) Sophos
14 24 (4.01%) Apple
15 22 (3.68%) IBM
16 20 (3.34%) McAfee
17 19 (3.18%) Nimble Storage
17 19 (3.18%) Scality