Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 436 460 432
Rank change year-on-year +24 -28 -97
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 905 1,033 1,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.64% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 3.84% 4.22% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 756 807 1,132
UK median annual salary £46,875 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -3.41%

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 23,557 24,455 23,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.23% 15.12% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 19,377 19,966 19,378
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 +20 850 £47,500 - 170
UK excluding London -10 530 £42,500 -5.56% 135
London +64 331 £52,500 -4.55% 43
South East -14 157 £43,000 -9.47% 38
North of England +55 144 £40,718 -9.52% 33
South West +41 80 £42,500 -5.56% 14
North West +37 79 £43,000 - 15
Midlands +7 75 £42,025 +12.07% 24
Yorkshire +13 59 £39,500 -31.30% 16
East of England 0 53 £43,500 -13.00% 18
West Midlands +20 50 £40,853 +8.94% 12
East Midlands +10 25 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Scotland +8 15 £34,500 -18.82% 6
North East +19 6 £26,250 +10.53% 2
Wales +5 5 £25,500 -40.00% 2
Northern Ireland -2 2 £31,250 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 853 (94.25%) VMware
2 673 (74.36%) Windows
3 557 (61.55%) Active Directory
4 536 (59.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 488 (53.92%) Microsoft
6 438 (48.40%) Windows Server
7 415 (45.86%) Office 365
8 364 (40.22%) Azure
9 284 (31.38%) DNS
10 283 (31.27%) Cisco
11 275 (30.39%) Linux
12 256 (28.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 255 (28.18%) Firewall
14 241 (26.63%) DHCP
15 232 (25.64%) PowerShell
16 220 (24.31%) Hyper-V
17 214 (23.65%) AWS
18 210 (23.20%) Citrix
19 206 (22.76%) ITIL
20 196 (21.66%) Windows Server 2012
21 192 (21.22%) SCCM
22 162 (17.90%) VMware ESXi
23 153 (16.91%) Finance
24 152 (16.80%) TCP/IP
25 143 (15.80%) Windows 10
26 140 (15.47%) Data Centre
27 138 (15.25%) SQL Server
28 136 (15.03%) SAN
29 134 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
30 133 (14.70%) MS Exchange

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
1 133 (14.70%) MS Exchange
2 103 (11.38%) SharePoint
3 58 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (5.41%) IIS
5 42 (4.64%) Skype for Business
6 35 (3.87%) OpenStack
7 31 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (2.98%) SharePoint 2013
9 21 (2.32%) WebSphere
10 20 (2.21%) Confluence
11 15 (1.66%) Tomcat
12 13 (1.44%) SAS
13 11 (1.22%) CloudStack
14 10 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.99%) Apache
16 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
17 4 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
18 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
19 2 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 101 (11.16%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.55%) CA PPM
2 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 415 (45.86%) Office 365
2 364 (40.22%) Azure
3 214 (23.65%) AWS
4 60 (6.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 51 (5.64%) IaaS
6 30 (3.31%) GCP
7 28 (3.09%) OneDrive
8 26 (2.87%) SaaS
9 22 (2.43%) PaaS
10 18 (1.99%) GitHub
11 13 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.99%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.66%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.44%) Amazon ECS
16 4 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 2 (0.22%) Dropbox
18 1 (0.11%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 284 (31.38%) DNS
2 255 (28.18%) Firewall
3 241 (26.63%) DHCP
4 152 (16.80%) TCP/IP
5 136 (15.03%) SAN
6 130 (14.36%) VPN
7 110 (12.15%) LAN
8 99 (10.94%) WAN
9 86 (9.50%) VLAN
10 67 (7.40%) VSAN
11 60 (6.63%) iSCSI
12 54 (5.97%) Wireless
13 50 (5.52%) Cisco ASA
14 49 (5.41%) NAS
15 48 (5.30%) Fibre Channel
16 45 (4.97%) MPLS
17 41 (4.53%) Cisco Nexus
18 40 (4.42%) VoIP
19 37 (4.09%) NetScaler
19 37 (4.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.99%) MySQL
3 14 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (1.10%) DB2
5 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.55%) Ingres
8 5 (0.55%) MariaDB
8 5 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.55%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.55%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.44%) Big Data
9 4 (0.44%) FileMaker
9 4 (0.44%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.22%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 60 (6.63%) Jenkins
2 37 (4.09%) Git (software)
3 31 (3.43%) JIRA
4 19 (2.10%) MSI
5 15 (1.66%) Bitbucket
5 15 (1.66%) SonarQube
6 14 (1.55%) GitLab
6 14 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (1.44%) DbUnit
7 13 (1.44%) jMock
7 13 (1.44%) JUnit
7 13 (1.44%) Maven
7 13 (1.44%) Mockito
8 11 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.88%) Selenium
10 7 (0.77%) CF BOSH
10 7 (0.77%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.66%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.55%) Axure RP
13 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 153 (16.91%) Finance
2 55 (6.08%) Retail
3 43 (4.75%) Banking
4 32 (3.54%) Public Sector
5 18 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.88%) Marketing
7 14 (1.55%) Back Office
8 12 (1.33%) Electronics
8 12 (1.33%) Law
8 12 (1.33%) Online Betting
9 9 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.77%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.55%) Military
12 4 (0.44%) Local Government
13 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.33%) Legal
14 2 (0.22%) Advertising
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 204 (22.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 96 (10.61%) Analyst
3 90 (9.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 77 (8.51%) Support Engineer
5 71 (7.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 65 (7.18%) Consultant
7 62 (6.85%) Administrator
8 61 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support
9 57 (6.30%) Systems Engineer
10 54 (5.97%) Server Engineer
10 54 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
11 51 (5.64%) VMware Engineer
12 50 (5.52%) IT Engineer
13 48 (5.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 42 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
15 39 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support
16 37 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 37 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
17 36 (3.98%) Architect
18 33 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.53%) Web Services
2 21 (2.32%) LDAP
3 15 (1.66%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (1.55%) SOAP
5 13 (1.44%) Apache Camel
5 13 (1.44%) J2EE
5 13 (1.44%) PowerMock
5 13 (1.44%) RESTful
6 10 (1.10%) Node.js
6 10 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (1.10%) XML
7 8 (0.88%) .NET
7 8 (0.88%) REST
8 7 (0.77%) Middleware
9 6 (0.66%) LAMP
9 6 (0.66%) Spring
10 3 (0.33%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.33%) Flash
11 2 (0.22%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 140 (15.47%) Data Centre
2 88 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (4.75%) Public Cloud
5 42 (4.64%) Clustering
6 40 (4.42%) Enterprise Storage
7 39 (4.31%) Replication
8 30 (3.31%) Management Information System
9 24 (2.65%) EMC VNX
10 23 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 22 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (2.21%) Driving Licence
12 20 (2.21%) Hedge funds
13 17 (1.88%) Private Cloud
14 15 (1.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 14 (1.55%) PKI
16 11 (1.22%) CMDB
17 8 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
17 8 (0.88%) Virtual Team
18 7 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 673 (74.36%) Windows
2 438 (48.40%) Windows Server
3 275 (30.39%) Linux
4 196 (21.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 143 (15.80%) Windows 10
6 121 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (5.64%) Unix
8 49 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (4.64%) Windows 7
11 38 (4.20%) CentOS
12 33 (3.65%) Ubuntu
13 25 (2.76%) Windows 8
14 17 (1.88%) Mac OS
15 13 (1.44%) VMS
16 12 (1.33%) Data ONTAP
17 7 (0.77%) Debian
17 7 (0.77%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.66%) SUSE
19 5 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (28.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 206 (22.76%) ITIL
3 123 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
4 110 (12.15%) DevOps
5 101 (11.16%) Migration
6 92 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (9.39%) Mentoring
8 83 (9.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 78 (8.62%) Project Delivery
10 50 (5.52%) Service Delivery
11 45 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 45 (4.97%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 44 (4.86%) Project Management
12 44 (4.86%) Root Cause Analysis
13 40 (4.42%) Configuration Management
14 39 (4.31%) Change Management
15 37 (4.09%) Business Continuity
16 36 (3.98%) Presales
17 31 (3.43%) BCP
17 31 (3.43%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (25.64%) PowerShell
2 132 (14.59%) SQL
3 68 (7.51%) Python
4 48 (5.30%) Bash Shell
5 37 (4.09%) Java
6 32 (3.54%) Ruby
7 29 (3.20%) C
8 27 (2.98%) Perl
9 24 (2.65%) JavaScript
10 19 (2.10%) C#
11 16 (1.77%) Go
12 11 (1.22%) PHP
13 6 (0.66%) C++
13 6 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.44%) VB
14 4 (0.44%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.44%) VBScript
15 3 (0.33%) Ada
16 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 134 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (10.83%) MCSE
3 89 (9.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 71 (7.85%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (6.41%) CCNA
6 57 (6.30%) MCSA
7 47 (5.19%) Security Cleared
8 38 (4.20%) SC Cleared
9 34 (3.76%) Degree
10 30 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (3.09%) CCNP
12 18 (1.99%) VCP6
13 13 (1.44%) DV Cleared
14 12 (1.33%) MCITP
15 11 (1.22%) AWS Certification
15 11 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
17 8 (0.88%) CCA
17 8 (0.88%) HP ASE
17 8 (0.88%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.20%) SLA
2 22 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.44%) PMO
4 10 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.66%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.22%) GDPR
8 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.22%) NIST
8 2 (0.22%) QA
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 557 (61.55%) Active Directory
2 536 (59.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 220 (24.31%) Hyper-V
4 162 (17.90%) VMware ESXi
5 124 (13.70%) XenApp
6 82 (9.06%) XenDesktop
7 76 (8.40%) VMware NSX
8 73 (8.07%) Virtual Machines
9 57 (6.30%) Docker
10 37 (4.09%) vCloud
11 30 (3.31%) NFS
12 22 (2.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 20 (2.21%) Xen
14 17 (1.88%) Terminal Services
15 16 (1.77%) KVM
16 15 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
17 14 (1.55%) DFS Replication
18 13 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
19 9 (0.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
20 7 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 192 (21.22%) SCCM
2 83 (9.17%) vRealize
3 72 (7.96%) WSUS
4 65 (7.18%) Ansible
5 60 (6.63%) Puppet
5 60 (6.63%) vCenter Server
6 54 (5.97%) SCOM
7 50 (5.52%) Terraform
8 44 (4.86%) Kubernetes
9 41 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (3.09%) Nagios
11 27 (2.98%) Backup Exec
11 27 (2.98%) Microsoft Intune
12 25 (2.76%) PowerCLI
13 18 (1.99%) SCVMM
14 13 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
14 13 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (1.33%) Nessus
15 12 (1.33%) ZABBIX
16 11 (1.22%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 853 (94.25%) VMware
2 488 (53.92%) Microsoft
3 283 (31.27%) Cisco
4 210 (23.20%) Citrix
5 132 (14.59%) HP
6 114 (12.60%) Veeam
7 112 (12.38%) Dell
8 84 (9.28%) NetApp
9 77 (8.51%) EMC
10 55 (6.08%) Red Hat
11 40 (4.42%) IBM
12 35 (3.87%) 3PAR
13 27 (2.98%) Palo Alto
14 26 (2.87%) SonicWALL
15 25 (2.76%) Meraki
16 24 (2.65%) Brocade
17 21 (2.32%) Avaya
18 20 (2.21%) Dell Compellent
19 19 (2.10%) Oracle
19 19 (2.10%) ServiceNow