Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 445 424 333
Rank change year-on-year -21 -91 0
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1,024 1,314 1,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.73% 0.97%
As % of the System Software category 4.20% 5.68% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 801 1,128 1,605
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,000 £31,071
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 24,398 23,151 23,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 12.93% 12.41%
Number of salaries quoted 19,901 19,385 19,794
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 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 -25 969 £47,500 +5.56% 160
UK excluding London -45 628 £45,000 +5.88% 117
London -19 365 £55,000 +10.00% 48
South East -18 210 £48,000 +12.94% 27
East of England +55 127 £50,000 +11.11% 21
North of England -36 123 £43,500 +1.16% 31
Midlands +26 98 £37,500 - 19
North West +20 81 £43,000 - 15
West Midlands +24 56 £37,500 - 7
East Midlands +15 42 £37,500 -16.67% 12
South West -36 42 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Yorkshire -32 40 £50,000 +22.70% 12
Scotland -23 23 £42,500 -26.09% 2
Wales -6 9 £42,500 +16.44% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
North East -13 2 £23,750 -32.14% 4

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 882 (86.13%) VMware
2 759 (74.12%) Windows
3 606 (59.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 552 (53.91%) Active Directory
5 516 (50.39%) Microsoft
6 501 (48.93%) Windows Server
7 368 (35.94%) Linux
8 301 (29.39%) Office 365
9 296 (28.91%) PowerShell
10 280 (27.34%) Firewall
11 279 (27.25%) Cisco
12 273 (26.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 268 (26.17%) Microsoft Azure
14 261 (25.49%) ITIL
15 250 (24.41%) Citrix
16 249 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
17 245 (23.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 241 (23.54%) SAN
19 231 (22.56%) TCP/IP
20 228 (22.27%) Windows Server 2008
21 219 (21.39%) SQL
22 216 (21.09%) Microsoft Certification
23 213 (20.80%) DNS
24 210 (20.51%) SQL Server
25 209 (20.41%) SCCM
26 201 (19.63%) VMware ESXi
27 196 (19.14%) MS Exchange
28 186 (18.16%) MCSE
29 183 (17.87%) Python
30 176 (17.19%) Hyper-V

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
1 196 (19.14%) MS Exchange
2 90 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 63 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 63 (6.15%) OpenStack
5 49 (4.79%) IIS
6 45 (4.39%) CloudStack
7 35 (3.42%) Apache Pig
7 35 (3.42%) Skype for Business
8 16 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (1.37%) IBM Domino
10 13 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.88%) nginx
12 8 (0.78%) JBoss
13 6 (0.59%) Confluence
13 6 (0.59%) SAS
13 6 (0.59%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 75 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.88%) Infor SunSystems
2 9 (0.88%) ReMetrica
3 4 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.098%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 301 (29.39%) Office 365
2 268 (26.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 249 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (2.44%) IaaS
6 20 (1.95%) OpenShift
6 20 (1.95%) PaaS
7 19 (1.86%) SaaS
8 10 (0.98%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.49%) GitHub
11 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.29%) G Suite
12 3 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.20%) CloudBees
14 1 (0.098%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.098%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.098%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 280 (27.34%) Firewall
2 241 (23.54%) SAN
3 231 (22.56%) TCP/IP
4 213 (20.80%) DNS
5 168 (16.41%) DHCP
6 110 (10.74%) WAN
7 99 (9.67%) LAN
8 87 (8.50%) NAS
9 76 (7.42%) VPN
10 71 (6.93%) VLAN
11 53 (5.18%) Network Security
12 51 (4.98%) NetScaler
13 49 (4.79%) Fibre Channel
13 49 (4.79%) iSCSI
14 47 (4.59%) Remote Desktop
15 45 (4.39%) HTTP
16 42 (4.10%) SSL
17 37 (3.61%) VSAN
18 33 (3.22%) Wireless
19 32 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 57 (5.57%) Big Data
3 49 (4.79%) MySQL
4 37 (3.61%) Hadoop
5 36 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (3.42%) Apache Hive
7 30 (2.93%) SQL Server 2014
8 29 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
10 20 (1.95%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (1.66%) Neo4j
13 9 (0.88%) Redis
14 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.29%) Relational Database
16 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 79 (7.71%) Git (software)
2 69 (6.74%) Jenkins
3 53 (5.18%) JIRA
4 44 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 40 (3.91%) Selenium
6 38 (3.71%) Bitbucket
7 37 (3.61%) CodeSonar
7 37 (3.61%) git-flow
7 37 (3.61%) Robot Framework
8 34 (3.32%) GitLab
9 23 (2.25%) Vagrant
10 17 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (1.17%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.88%) WiX
13 7 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
16 2 (0.20%) DbUnit
16 2 (0.20%) jMock
16 2 (0.20%) Mockito
General
1 142 (13.87%) Finance
2 58 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 55 (5.37%) Banking
4 41 (4.00%) Retail
5 35 (3.42%) Law
6 24 (2.34%) Electronics
7 20 (1.95%) Advertising
8 19 (1.86%) Back Office
8 19 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.76%) Legal
10 16 (1.56%) Marketing
11 9 (0.88%) Billing
12 7 (0.68%) Games
13 5 (0.49%) Automotive
14 3 (0.29%) Military
14 3 (0.29%) Publishing
15 2 (0.20%) German Language
15 2 (0.20%) Online Betting
16 1 (0.098%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 206 (20.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 122 (11.91%) Support Engineer
3 88 (8.59%) Architect
4 84 (8.20%) Analyst
5 82 (8.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 73 (7.13%) VMware Engineer
7 70 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 67 (6.54%) Systems Engineer
9 66 (6.45%) Consultant
10 58 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
11 57 (5.57%) Administrator
12 51 (4.98%) Infrastructure Architect
12 51 (4.98%) IT Engineer
13 43 (4.20%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 43 (4.20%) Infrastructure Support
13 43 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
14 39 (3.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 38 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 38 (3.71%) Software Engineer
16 37 (3.61%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (5.47%) Node.js
2 53 (5.18%) Web Services
3 51 (4.98%) .NET
4 44 (4.30%) REST
5 42 (4.10%) .NET Framework
6 40 (3.91%) Java EE
6 40 (3.91%) RabbitMQ
7 39 (3.81%) LAMP
7 39 (3.81%) SOAP
8 38 (3.71%) Django
9 37 (3.61%) ASP.NET
9 37 (3.61%) Spring MVC
9 37 (3.61%) STL
10 22 (2.15%) AngularJS
11 17 (1.66%) React
11 17 (1.66%) Vue.js
12 15 (1.46%) Middleware
13 13 (1.27%) J2EE
14 11 (1.07%) Flash
14 11 (1.07%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 106 (10.35%) Data Centre
2 94 (9.18%) Self-Motivation
3 77 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (5.08%) Public Cloud
5 42 (4.10%) Replication
6 37 (3.61%) Clustering
7 35 (3.42%) Enterprise Storage
8 30 (2.93%) Computer Science
9 26 (2.54%) Management Information System
9 26 (2.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 21 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (1.86%) Enterprise Cloud
12 18 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
13 17 (1.66%) Hedge funds
14 16 (1.56%) Fat Client
14 16 (1.56%) PKI
14 16 (1.56%) Thin Client
15 12 (1.17%) Private Cloud
16 11 (1.07%) Driving Licence
17 9 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 759 (74.12%) Windows
2 501 (48.93%) Windows Server
3 368 (35.94%) Linux
4 273 (26.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 228 (22.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (10.06%) Windows 10
7 66 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 63 (6.15%) Unix
10 62 (6.05%) Windows 7
11 47 (4.59%) Android
11 47 (4.59%) Apple iOS
12 45 (4.39%) Mac OS X
13 38 (3.71%) Ubuntu
14 35 (3.42%) Windows 8
15 34 (3.32%) CentOS
16 17 (1.66%) Windows XP
17 16 (1.56%) Debian
18 10 (0.98%) AIX
19 7 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (25.49%) ITIL
2 245 (23.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 132 (12.89%) DevOps
4 119 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
5 117 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (7.71%) Migration
7 75 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
8 66 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 64 (6.25%) Scrum
10 63 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 63 (6.15%) Software Engineering
11 62 (6.05%) Configuration Management
12 59 (5.76%) Service Management
13 55 (5.37%) Service Delivery
14 48 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 48 (4.69%) Project Management
15 46 (4.49%) Change Management
16 45 (4.39%) Incident Management
17 44 (4.30%) Test Automation
18 42 (4.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 296 (28.91%) PowerShell
2 219 (21.39%) SQL
3 183 (17.87%) Python
4 152 (14.84%) Bash Shell
5 75 (7.32%) Ruby
6 73 (7.13%) JavaScript
7 61 (5.96%) C
7 61 (5.96%) Java
8 55 (5.37%) C++
9 53 (5.18%) C#
10 38 (3.71%) PHP
11 37 (3.61%) Go
11 37 (3.61%) Objective-C
12 33 (3.22%) Shell Script
13 25 (2.44%) Perl
14 20 (1.95%) VBScript
15 9 (0.88%) Korn
15 9 (0.88%) VB
16 3 (0.29%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.20%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 216 (21.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 186 (18.16%) MCSE
3 158 (15.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 115 (11.23%) Cisco Certification
5 103 (10.06%) Security Cleared
6 90 (8.79%) CCNA
7 76 (7.42%) Degree
8 64 (6.25%) DV Cleared
9 54 (5.27%) MCITP
9 54 (5.27%) MCSA
10 47 (4.59%) SC Cleared
11 46 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (4.10%) CISSP
13 37 (3.61%) CCNP
13 37 (3.61%) Network+ Certification
14 36 (3.52%) SANS
15 35 (3.42%) CompTIA Security+
15 35 (3.42%) GIAC
15 35 (3.42%) Linux+ Certification
15 35 (3.42%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.27%) SLA
2 20 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.07%) GDPR
5 5 (0.49%) COBIT
5 5 (0.49%) PMO
5 5 (0.49%) QA
6 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 606 (59.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 552 (53.91%) Active Directory
3 201 (19.63%) VMware ESXi
4 176 (17.19%) Hyper-V
5 149 (14.55%) XenApp
6 118 (11.52%) Docker
7 115 (11.23%) XenDesktop
8 64 (6.25%) VMware NSX
9 61 (5.96%) Virtual Servers
10 42 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
10 42 (4.10%) XenServer
11 41 (4.00%) vCloud
12 36 (3.52%) Terminal Services
13 30 (2.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 25 (2.44%) Xen
15 23 (2.25%) NFS
16 22 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
17 20 (1.95%) VirtualBox
18 13 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
19 10 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 209 (20.41%) SCCM
2 146 (14.26%) Puppet
3 112 (10.94%) Ansible
3 112 (10.94%) SCOM
4 90 (8.79%) vCenter Server
5 77 (7.52%) Opscode Chef
6 66 (6.45%) Salt
7 56 (5.47%) vRealize
8 45 (4.39%) Kubernetes
9 38 (3.71%) NetBackup
10 33 (3.22%) WSUS
11 31 (3.03%) Backup Exec
12 30 (2.93%) Cobbler
13 27 (2.64%) SCOrch
14 26 (2.54%) PowerCLI
15 24 (2.34%) Terraform
16 23 (2.25%) Nagios
17 18 (1.76%) vMotion
18 16 (1.56%) Tivoli
19 15 (1.46%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 882 (86.13%) VMware
2 516 (50.39%) Microsoft
3 279 (27.25%) Cisco
4 250 (24.41%) Citrix
5 174 (16.99%) HP
6 117 (11.43%) NetApp
7 95 (9.28%) Veeam
8 94 (9.18%) Dell
9 71 (6.93%) Red Hat
10 63 (6.15%) EMC
11 49 (4.79%) Oracle
12 46 (4.49%) IBM
13 44 (4.30%) Veritas
14 36 (3.52%) Google
15 34 (3.32%) Ivanti
16 30 (2.93%) CommVault
17 29 (2.83%) Juniper
18 26 (2.54%) Apple
19 23 (2.25%) McAfee
19 23 (2.25%) SonicWALL