Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 433 380 320
Rank change year-on-year -53 -60 -29
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1,200 1,386 2,088
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.82% 1.04%
As % of the System Software category 4.95% 6.59% 8.37%
Number of salaries quoted 945 1,194 1,845
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,825 £30,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24,256 21,030 24,933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.07% 12.42% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 19,669 17,632 21,128
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +4.17%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018. 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 -53 1,122 £45,000 - 152
UK excluding London -18 789 £42,500 - 107
London -69 376 £55,000 +4.76% 53
South East -12 237 £50,000 +11.11% 27
North of England -80 182 £40,000 -11.11% 37
East of England +22 125 £46,056 -3.04% 10
Midlands +11 125 £37,500 -11.76% 15
Yorkshire -34 113 £40,000 -11.11% 12
West Midlands +42 91 £37,500 - 7
South West -6 72 £45,000 +5.88% 10
North West -43 64 £41,500 -7.78% 17
East Midlands -33 34 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Scotland -32 23 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Northern Ireland - 13 £24,500 -
Wales +14 9 £34,750 -13.13% 3
North East -21 5 £31,500 +26.00% 8
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 1,032 (86.00%) VMware
2 855 (71.25%) Windows
3 725 (60.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 658 (54.83%) Microsoft
5 630 (52.50%) Active Directory
6 579 (48.25%) Windows Server
7 405 (33.75%) Linux
8 340 (28.33%) DNS
9 337 (28.08%) Firewall
10 324 (27.00%) SAN
11 320 (26.67%) Cisco
12 318 (26.50%) ITIL
13 310 (25.83%) Citrix
14 304 (25.33%) Microsoft Azure
15 292 (24.33%) VMware ESXi
16 271 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 269 (22.42%) Office 365
18 268 (22.33%) Windows Server 2012
19 258 (21.50%) MS Exchange
20 255 (21.25%) SCCM
21 250 (20.83%) DHCP
22 239 (19.92%) PowerShell
23 235 (19.58%) Amazon AWS
24 234 (19.50%) SQL Server
25 232 (19.33%) Hyper-V
26 212 (17.67%) vCenter Server
27 210 (17.50%) Data Centre
28 196 (16.33%) HP
29 191 (15.92%) TCP/IP
30 190 (15.83%) 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
1 258 (21.50%) MS Exchange
2 151 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 105 (8.75%) SharePoint
4 104 (8.67%) IIS
5 80 (6.67%) OpenStack
6 78 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 48 (4.00%) CloudStack
8 45 (3.75%) Skype for Business
9 28 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (2.08%) nginx
11 19 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (1.33%) Tomcat
13 15 (1.25%) Apache Pig
13 15 (1.25%) JBoss
14 14 (1.17%) Apache
15 12 (1.00%) Confluence
16 10 (0.83%) CMS
16 10 (0.83%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 95 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
3 2 (0.17%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.17%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.17%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.083%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.083%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 304 (25.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 269 (22.42%) Office 365
3 235 (19.58%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.08%) IaaS
5 23 (1.92%) OpenShift
6 20 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.50%) SaaS
8 14 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (1.17%) PaaS
9 12 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.00%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.67%) GitHub
11 7 (0.58%) Serverless
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.33%) CloudBees
12 4 (0.33%) Yammer
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 340 (28.33%) DNS
2 337 (28.08%) Firewall
3 324 (27.00%) SAN
4 250 (20.83%) DHCP
5 191 (15.92%) TCP/IP
6 150 (12.50%) LAN
7 143 (11.92%) WAN
8 101 (8.42%) Network Security
9 95 (7.92%) VPN
10 85 (7.08%) NetScaler
11 78 (6.50%) NAS
12 76 (6.33%) VSAN
13 60 (5.00%) HTTP
14 50 (4.17%) DMZ
15 45 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (3.75%) Internet
16 39 (3.25%) FTP
17 37 (3.08%) SMTP
18 35 (2.92%) Skype
19 32 (2.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (19.50%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
2 55 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (4.50%) MySQL
4 42 (3.50%) Big Data
5 25 (2.08%) Redis
6 19 (1.58%) Hadoop
6 19 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (1.25%) Apache Hive
9 13 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.75%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.67%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.33%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.33%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.33%) RavenDB
14 3 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 89 (7.42%) Jenkins
2 61 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 37 (3.08%) JIRA
4 29 (2.42%) TeamCity
5 23 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 23 (1.92%) GitLab
6 21 (1.75%) WiX
7 16 (1.33%) Selenium
8 15 (1.25%) Bitbucket
8 15 (1.25%) CodeSonar
8 15 (1.25%) git-flow
8 15 (1.25%) Robot Framework
9 12 (1.00%) Subversion
10 10 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.75%) MSI
12 8 (0.67%) SoapUI
12 8 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (0.42%) Bugzilla
General
1 163 (13.58%) Finance
2 36 (3.00%) Law
3 34 (2.83%) Retail
4 26 (2.17%) Legal
5 23 (1.92%) Banking
6 19 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.08%) Games
8 10 (0.83%) Back Office
9 8 (0.67%) Military
10 7 (0.58%) Online Betting
11 5 (0.42%) Advertising
11 5 (0.42%) Marketing
12 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.33%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.17%) Electronics
14 2 (0.17%) Local Government
15 1 (0.083%) German Language
15 1 (0.083%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 278 (23.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 126 (10.50%) Support Engineer
3 106 (8.83%) Architect
4 94 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
5 83 (6.92%) VMware Engineer
6 82 (6.83%) Analyst
7 78 (6.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 74 (6.17%) Administrator
9 63 (5.25%) IT Engineer
10 62 (5.17%) Infrastructure Support
11 59 (4.92%) Consultant
12 58 (4.83%) Windows Engineer
13 57 (4.75%) Systems Administrator
14 54 (4.50%) Network Engineer
15 50 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
16 48 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
17 47 (3.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 45 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
19 44 (3.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 40 (3.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (6.17%) Web Services
2 31 (2.58%) .NET
2 31 (2.58%) Middleware
3 28 (2.33%) REST
4 24 (2.00%) SOAP
5 22 (1.83%) Flask
5 22 (1.83%) Kafka
6 21 (1.75%) Celery
6 21 (1.75%) Django
6 21 (1.75%) LAMP
6 21 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
6 21 (1.75%) SQLAlchemy
6 21 (1.75%) Twisted
7 20 (1.67%) Node.js
7 20 (1.67%) wxWidgets
8 19 (1.58%) .NET Framework
9 17 (1.42%) ASP.NET
10 16 (1.33%) J2EE
10 16 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
11 15 (1.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 210 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 115 (9.58%) Public Cloud
3 105 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (8.58%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (4.92%) Replication
6 45 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 43 (3.58%) Computer Science
8 35 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
9 30 (2.50%) CESG
9 30 (2.50%) Driving Licence
10 29 (2.42%) Enterprise Storage
11 26 (2.17%) Clustering
12 24 (2.00%) PKI
13 23 (1.92%) Private Cloud
14 17 (1.42%) Blackberry
15 16 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
18 13 (1.08%) EMC VMAX
19 12 (1.00%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 855 (71.25%) Windows
2 579 (48.25%) Windows Server
3 405 (33.75%) Linux
4 271 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 268 (22.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (7.25%) Unix
7 84 (7.00%) Windows 7
8 82 (6.83%) Windows 10
9 63 (5.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 59 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 53 (4.42%) Android
12 30 (2.50%) Ubuntu
13 27 (2.25%) Apple iOS
14 26 (2.17%) Windows XP
15 23 (1.92%) Mac OS X
16 22 (1.83%) CentOS
17 21 (1.75%) Windows 8
18 20 (1.67%) Solaris
19 9 (0.75%) AIX
19 9 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (26.50%) ITIL
2 142 (11.83%) DevOps
3 140 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
4 108 (9.00%) Configuration Management
5 92 (7.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 88 (7.33%) Migration
7 86 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
8 82 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
8 82 (6.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 78 (6.50%) Presales
10 76 (6.33%) Mentoring
11 69 (5.75%) Service Delivery
12 66 (5.50%) Cybersecurity
13 59 (4.92%) Patch Management
13 59 (4.92%) Service Management
14 58 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
15 56 (4.67%) Change Management
16 55 (4.58%) Test Automation
17 51 (4.25%) Software Engineering
18 48 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 239 (19.92%) PowerShell
2 190 (15.83%) SQL
3 163 (13.58%) Python
4 107 (8.92%) Bash Shell
5 105 (8.75%) Ruby
6 66 (5.50%) JavaScript
7 59 (4.92%) Java
8 46 (3.83%) C
9 40 (3.33%) C#
10 28 (2.33%) Go
11 22 (1.83%) Perl
12 21 (1.75%) PHP
13 16 (1.33%) C++
14 15 (1.25%) Objective-C
14 15 (1.25%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.00%) VBScript
16 8 (0.67%) VB
17 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.083%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.083%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 162 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 138 (11.50%) MCSE
3 129 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
4 119 (9.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 112 (9.33%) Security Cleared
6 106 (8.83%) Degree
7 99 (8.25%) CCNA
8 75 (6.25%) SC Cleared
9 57 (4.75%) ITIL Certification
10 56 (4.67%) DV Cleared
10 56 (4.67%) MCSA
11 47 (3.92%) CISSP
12 39 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
13 37 (3.08%) CCNP
14 36 (3.00%) MCITP
15 35 (2.92%) MCP
16 30 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 23 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
18 19 (1.58%) VCAP
19 18 (1.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (8.25%) SLA
2 44 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (1.17%) QA
6 12 (1.00%) GDPR
7 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.083%) GCP
9 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 725 (60.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 630 (52.50%) Active Directory
3 292 (24.33%) VMware ESXi
4 232 (19.33%) Hyper-V
5 164 (13.67%) XenApp
6 131 (10.92%) XenDesktop
7 106 (8.83%) Docker
8 77 (6.42%) VMware NSX
9 70 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
10 68 (5.67%) Virtual Servers
11 61 (5.08%) Virtual Desktop
12 50 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 46 (3.83%) vCloud
14 37 (3.08%) XenServer
15 34 (2.83%) Terminal Services
16 28 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 16 (1.33%) Xen
18 15 (1.25%) Firmware
19 14 (1.17%) DFS Replication
20 9 (0.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 255 (21.25%) SCCM
2 212 (17.67%) vCenter Server
3 140 (11.67%) Ansible
4 132 (11.00%) Puppet
5 111 (9.25%) SCOM
6 95 (7.92%) vRealize
7 75 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
8 55 (4.58%) vMotion
9 51 (4.25%) Kubernetes
10 44 (3.67%) Backup Exec
11 37 (3.08%) SCVMM
11 37 (3.08%) WSUS
12 35 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
13 33 (2.75%) Terraform
14 28 (2.33%) PowerCLI
15 25 (2.08%) HAProxy
16 23 (1.92%) Cobbler
16 23 (1.92%) Rancher
17 22 (1.83%) AirWatch
17 22 (1.83%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,032 (86.00%) VMware
2 658 (54.83%) Microsoft
3 320 (26.67%) Cisco
4 310 (25.83%) Citrix
5 196 (16.33%) HP
6 109 (9.08%) NetApp
7 106 (8.83%) Veeam
8 91 (7.58%) Red Hat
9 73 (6.08%) Dell
10 68 (5.67%) Ivanti
11 65 (5.42%) EMC
12 53 (4.42%) Oracle
13 50 (4.17%) CheckPoint
14 44 (3.67%) F5
15 42 (3.50%) Fortinet
16 39 (3.25%) Juniper
17 38 (3.17%) CommVault
17 38 (3.17%) SolarWinds
18 36 (3.00%) Splunk
19 33 (2.75%) AppDynamics