Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 515 380 454
Rank change year-on-year -135 +74 0
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 571 522 954
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.76% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 2.73% 4.24% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 480 419 787
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,118 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £40,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £58,750 £68,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,050 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +1.16%

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 20,899 12,315 24,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.51% 17.85% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14,851 10,252 20,482
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £39,750 £38,475 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -146 497 £47,500 -10.38% 112
UK excluding London -80 380 £45,000 +2.27% 91
London -152 155 £55,000 -18.52% 28
Work from Home -184 110 £60,000 - 17
Midlands -35 95 £42,500 - 20
South East -114 82 £40,000 -11.11% 21
East of England -33 67 £47,500 +11.76% 8
North of England -38 67 £45,000 +5.88% 18
East Midlands +2 56 £42,500 +10.01% 8
North West -17 47 £45,000 -5.26% 10
West Midlands -66 39 £41,250 -2.94% 12
South West -94 32 £50,000 -23.08% 17
Wales -16 23 £45,000 +20.00% 4
North East -19 15 £35,000 -6.67%
Scotland -66 15 £40,000 -9.09% 3
Yorkshire -82 5 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 537 (94.05%) VMware
2 362 (63.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 360 (63.05%) Microsoft
4 349 (61.12%) Windows
5 317 (55.52%) Azure
6 291 (50.96%) Active Directory
7 262 (45.88%) Windows Server
8 220 (38.53%) Microsoft 365
9 202 (35.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 177 (31.00%) DNS
11 161 (28.20%) PowerShell
12 159 (27.85%) Linux
13 154 (26.97%) Citrix
14 143 (25.04%) SAN
15 139 (24.34%) Cisco
15 139 (24.34%) Data Centre
16 137 (23.99%) DHCP
17 129 (22.59%) SQL Server
17 129 (22.59%) ITIL
17 129 (22.59%) Firewall
18 116 (20.32%) AWS
19 112 (19.61%) Social Skills
20 111 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
21 99 (17.34%) TCP/IP
21 99 (17.34%) Microsoft Certification
22 98 (17.16%) Hyper-V
22 98 (17.16%) XenDesktop
23 91 (15.94%) MS Exchange
24 90 (15.76%) SQL
24 90 (15.76%) DevOps

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 91 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 67 (11.73%) SharePoint
3 39 (6.83%) IIS
4 29 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (3.85%) Apache
6 21 (3.68%) Tomcat
7 17 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (2.63%) Skype for Business
9 12 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.93%) Confluence
11 10 (1.75%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.05%) CMS
12 6 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (1.05%) Umbraco
12 6 (1.05%) WordPress
13 3 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 56 (9.81%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 317 (55.52%) Azure
2 220 (38.53%) Microsoft 365
3 116 (20.32%) AWS
4 66 (11.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 61 (10.68%) IaaS
6 60 (10.51%) SaaS
7 54 (9.46%) PaaS
8 35 (6.13%) OneDrive
9 22 (3.85%) GCP
10 14 (2.45%) Azure Logic Apps
11 13 (2.28%) Power Platform
12 12 (2.10%) OpenShift
13 11 (1.93%) Azure Stack
14 10 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (1.40%) Azure Event Grid
15 8 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
16 7 (1.23%) Mimecast
17 6 (1.05%) Google Play
18 5 (0.88%) PowerApps
19 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 177 (31.00%) DNS
2 143 (25.04%) SAN
3 137 (23.99%) DHCP
4 129 (22.59%) Firewall
5 99 (17.34%) TCP/IP
6 52 (9.11%) LAN
7 47 (8.23%) VLAN
8 45 (7.88%) VSAN
9 40 (7.01%) WAN
10 39 (6.83%) NetScaler
10 39 (6.83%) VPN
11 36 (6.30%) Fibre Channel
12 34 (5.95%) VoIP
13 30 (5.25%) SSL
14 26 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (4.20%) NAS
16 23 (4.03%) Network Security
17 21 (3.68%) Remote Desktop
17 21 (3.68%) Skype
18 20 (3.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (22.59%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 16 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (2.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.10%) MySQL
6 10 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.58%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.88%) Power BI
9 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.53%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.35%) Big Data
11 2 (0.35%) Redis
11 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (5.43%) Jenkins
2 28 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.68%) JIRA
4 16 (2.80%) GitLab
5 10 (1.75%) Artifactory
6 8 (1.40%) Rational Quality Manager
7 7 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.05%) Rational Team Concert
8 6 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.05%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.53%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.35%) DbUnit
11 2 (0.35%) jMock
11 2 (0.35%) JUnit
11 2 (0.35%) Mockito
11 2 (0.35%) Selenium
11 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 112 (19.61%) Social Skills
2 89 (15.59%) Finance
3 38 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (6.48%) Public Sector
5 23 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.45%) Advertising
7 10 (1.75%) Legal
7 10 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
7 10 (1.75%) Retail
8 8 (1.40%) Avionics
8 8 (1.40%) Back Office
8 8 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
8 8 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.40%) Games
8 8 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.40%) Military
9 7 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.05%) Banking
10 6 (1.05%) Law
11 5 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 152 (26.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (16.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 75 (13.13%) Support Engineer
4 56 (9.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 50 (8.76%) Cloud Engineer
6 41 (7.18%) Analyst
7 40 (7.01%) Consultant
8 39 (6.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 38 (6.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 35 (6.13%) Architect
10 35 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
11 34 (5.95%) Windows Engineer
12 29 (5.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (4.90%) Administrator
13 28 (4.90%) VMware Engineer
14 27 (4.73%) Azure Engineer
14 27 (4.73%) IT Engineer
15 24 (4.20%) Senior Support Engineer
16 23 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
16 23 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.73%) Web Services
2 15 (2.63%) REST
3 10 (1.75%) JMS
4 8 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (1.23%) .NET
6 5 (0.88%) Middleware
7 4 (0.70%) Flash
7 4 (0.70%) JSON
7 4 (0.70%) WSH
7 4 (0.70%) XML
8 3 (0.53%) ADO
8 3 (0.53%) SOAP
8 3 (0.53%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.53%) Spring
9 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.35%) Ajax
9 2 (0.35%) CSS
9 2 (0.35%) HTML
9 2 (0.35%) J2EE
9 2 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 139 (24.34%) Data Centre
2 42 (7.36%) Replication
3 34 (5.95%) Clustering
4 23 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.68%) Legacy Systems
5 21 (3.68%) Public Cloud
6 19 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 18 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 16 (2.80%) EMC VNX
9 15 (2.63%) PKI
10 14 (2.45%) Driving Licence
10 14 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (2.28%) iPhone
12 12 (2.10%) iPad
12 12 (2.10%) User Experience
13 10 (1.75%) Hedge funds
14 9 (1.58%) Private Cloud
15 7 (1.23%) FMCG
15 7 (1.23%) Smartphone
16 6 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 349 (61.12%) Windows
2 262 (45.88%) Windows Server
3 159 (27.85%) Linux
4 111 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (14.19%) Windows 10
6 68 (11.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 47 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (8.06%) CentOS
9 45 (7.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 42 (7.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (5.43%) Android
12 21 (3.68%) Unix
13 16 (2.80%) Apple iOS
14 14 (2.45%) SUSE
14 14 (2.45%) Windows 7
15 9 (1.58%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (1.23%) Debian
17 2 (0.35%) VMS
17 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (35.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 129 (22.59%) ITIL
3 90 (15.76%) DevOps
4 80 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
5 73 (12.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 72 (12.61%) Migration
7 63 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (9.11%) Project Management
9 47 (8.23%) Project Delivery
10 41 (7.18%) Presales
11 40 (7.01%) Patch Management
12 38 (6.65%) Server Management
13 33 (5.78%) Infrastructure as Code
13 33 (5.78%) Service Management
14 30 (5.25%) Service Delivery
15 27 (4.73%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (4.73%) IT Strategy
16 26 (4.55%) Computer Science
16 26 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
17 23 (4.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (28.20%) PowerShell
2 90 (15.76%) SQL
3 46 (8.06%) Python
4 27 (4.73%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.80%) Java
6 13 (2.28%) VB
7 12 (2.10%) VBScript
8 9 (1.58%) C
8 9 (1.58%) C++
8 9 (1.58%) Ruby
9 7 (1.23%) Go
10 6 (1.05%) C#
11 4 (0.70%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.70%) Perl
12 2 (0.35%) Groovy
13 1 (0.18%) PHP
13 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 99 (17.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (11.38%) Degree
3 58 (10.16%) Security Cleared
4 53 (9.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 51 (8.93%) MCSA
6 47 (8.23%) SC Cleared
7 46 (8.06%) MCSE
8 38 (6.65%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (5.95%) CCNA
10 32 (5.60%) DV Cleared
11 26 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
11 26 (4.55%) MCP
12 25 (4.38%) MCITP
13 19 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.75%) RHCE
16 8 (1.40%) VCAP
17 7 (1.23%) CCNP
18 5 (0.88%) CCA
18 5 (0.88%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.15%) SLA
2 17 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.40%) GDPR
4 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.53%) NIST
7 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 362 (63.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 291 (50.96%) Active Directory
3 98 (17.16%) Hyper-V
3 98 (17.16%) XenDesktop
4 83 (14.54%) VMware ESXi
5 72 (12.61%) XenApp
6 41 (7.18%) VMware NSX
7 30 (5.25%) Docker
8 25 (4.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 23 (4.03%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (2.63%) NFS
12 12 (2.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (2.10%) vCloud
13 11 (1.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (1.40%) KVM
16 6 (1.05%) DFS Replication
16 6 (1.05%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 62 (10.86%) SCCM
2 55 (9.63%) Ansible
3 51 (8.93%) Microsoft Intune
3 51 (8.93%) vCenter Server
4 43 (7.53%) vRealize
5 29 (5.08%) Kubernetes
6 25 (4.38%) Puppet
7 21 (3.68%) SCOM
8 18 (3.15%) NetBackup
8 18 (3.15%) Terraform
9 17 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (2.45%) AirWatch
10 14 (2.45%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (1.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 10 (1.75%) FortiGate
13 9 (1.58%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.58%) HAProxy
13 9 (1.58%) Salt
14 8 (1.40%) Nagios
14 8 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 537 (94.05%) VMware
2 360 (63.05%) Microsoft
3 154 (26.97%) Citrix
4 139 (24.34%) Cisco
5 79 (13.84%) Dell
6 78 (13.66%) Veeam
7 74 (12.96%) HP
8 57 (9.98%) Red Hat
9 45 (7.88%) EMC
10 43 (7.53%) NetApp
11 33 (5.78%) 3PAR
12 28 (4.90%) Sophos
13 25 (4.38%) Nimble Storage
14 23 (4.03%) Avaya
14 23 (4.03%) Brocade
14 23 (4.03%) F5
14 23 (4.03%) IBM
15 22 (3.85%) SolarWinds
16 18 (3.15%) Zerto
17 17 (2.98%) SonicWALL