Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 396 442 455
Rank change year-on-year +46 +13 -11
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 425 843 990
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.67% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 3.71% 3.92% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 386 746 824
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.88% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £71,710
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 11,443 21,513 23,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.38% 17.06% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9,605 17,800 19,270
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - +6.25%

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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 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 +35 385 £55,000 +20.88% 86
UK excluding London +76 282 £45,000 +5.88% 71
London +59 130 £65,000 +19.82% 22
South East +119 85 £52,500 +16.67% 21
North of England +31 58 £55,000 +30.95% 15
Work from Home -48 53 £57,000 +3.64% 10
North West +63 43 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Midlands +45 42 £40,000 -5.88% 13
South West +31 38 £40,500 +1.25% 6
West Midlands +51 33 £37,500 -8.21% 9
East of England +67 28 £42,500 - 9
Scotland +51 16 £47,500 +30.14% 5
Wales +55 15 £45,000 +50.00% 2
North East +23 11 £38,250 +27.50% 2
East Midlands +43 9 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire -3 4 £38,750 -3.99% 5

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 408 (96.00%) VMware
2 262 (61.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 246 (57.88%) Windows
4 183 (43.06%) Microsoft
5 178 (41.88%) Active Directory
6 170 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 163 (38.35%) Azure
8 150 (35.29%) DNS
9 147 (34.59%) Firewall
10 128 (30.12%) DHCP
11 123 (28.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 122 (28.71%) Linux
13 119 (28.00%) Office 365
14 112 (26.35%) SAN
15 109 (25.65%) Cisco
16 108 (25.41%) PowerShell
17 91 (21.41%) Citrix
18 86 (20.24%) TCP/IP
18 86 (20.24%) VMware ESXi
19 85 (20.00%) Security Cleared
20 83 (19.53%) Dell
21 80 (18.82%) Veeam
22 79 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
23 78 (18.35%) ITIL
24 76 (17.88%) Data Centre
25 75 (17.65%) VSAN
25 75 (17.65%) MS Exchange
26 74 (17.41%) Migration
27 73 (17.18%) VMware NSX
28 72 (16.94%) EMC

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 75 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 17 (4.00%) Skype for Business
6 14 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (3.06%) Tomcat
8 12 (2.82%) IIS
9 10 (2.35%) Apache
10 8 (1.88%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.71%) CMS
13 2 (0.47%) JBoss
13 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.47%) WildFly
14 1 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 163 (38.35%) Azure
2 119 (28.00%) Office 365
3 64 (15.06%) AWS
4 24 (5.65%) IaaS
5 17 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (4.00%) GitHub
6 13 (3.06%) SaaS
7 11 (2.59%) OpenShift
8 10 (2.35%) PaaS
9 8 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.88%) GCP
9 8 (1.88%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.18%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.94%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.94%) Azure Functions
11 4 (0.94%) Logic Apps
11 4 (0.94%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.94%) Serverless
12 3 (0.71%) SonarCloud
13 2 (0.47%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 150 (35.29%) DNS
2 147 (34.59%) Firewall
3 128 (30.12%) DHCP
4 112 (26.35%) SAN
5 86 (20.24%) TCP/IP
6 75 (17.65%) VSAN
7 55 (12.94%) WAN
8 50 (11.76%) LAN
9 44 (10.35%) NetScaler
10 43 (10.12%) VLAN
11 26 (6.12%) Remote Desktop
11 26 (6.12%) VPN
12 19 (4.47%) Skype
13 18 (4.24%) Network Security
14 17 (4.00%) Internet
15 16 (3.76%) VoIP
16 13 (3.06%) iSCSI
17 9 (2.12%) Fibre Channel
17 9 (2.12%) Wireless
18 8 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (2.59%) MariaDB
4 8 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (1.88%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2019
9 1 (0.24%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) MySQL
9 1 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 36 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 31 (7.29%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.82%) GitLab
4 8 (1.88%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.18%) DbUnit
5 5 (1.18%) jMock
5 5 (1.18%) JUnit
5 5 (1.18%) Maven
5 5 (1.18%) Mockito
5 5 (1.18%) SonarQube
5 5 (1.18%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.94%) JIRA
7 3 (0.71%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.71%) MSI
7 3 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.47%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.47%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 34 (8.00%) Finance
2 16 (3.76%) Aerospace
2 16 (3.76%) Public Sector
3 8 (1.88%) Advertising
4 7 (1.65%) Local Government
5 6 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.94%) Retail
7 3 (0.71%) Marketing
7 3 (0.71%) Police
8 2 (0.47%) Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 100 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 57 (13.41%) Consultant
3 45 (10.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 44 (10.35%) IT Engineer
5 40 (9.41%) Architect
6 39 (9.18%) DevOps Engineer
7 38 (8.94%) VMware Consultant
8 28 (6.59%) VMware Architect
9 27 (6.35%) Support Engineer
10 24 (5.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (5.65%) Windows Engineer
11 23 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
12 22 (5.18%) Infrastructure Architect
12 22 (5.18%) Platform Engineer
13 20 (4.71%) Administrator
14 19 (4.47%) Analyst
14 19 (4.47%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (4.47%) Server Engineer
14 19 (4.47%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (4.47%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.35%) Web Services
2 8 (1.88%) JMS
2 8 (1.88%) LDAP
3 7 (1.65%) J2EE
3 7 (1.65%) REST
3 7 (1.65%) Spring
4 6 (1.41%) XML
5 5 (1.18%) Apache Camel
5 5 (1.18%) PowerMock
5 5 (1.18%) RESTful
5 5 (1.18%) SOAP
6 4 (0.94%) SAML
7 3 (0.71%) Node.js
7 3 (0.71%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.71%) WSH
8 2 (0.47%) CSS3
8 2 (0.47%) JPA
8 2 (0.47%) React
8 2 (0.47%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.47%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 76 (17.88%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.88%) Replication
3 23 (5.41%) Clustering
4 18 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (2.12%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.41%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.41%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.18%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.94%) iSeries
9 3 (0.71%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.71%) PKI
9 3 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.71%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.47%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.47%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 246 (57.88%) Windows
2 170 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 122 (28.71%) Linux
4 79 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (15.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 60 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (10.35%) Windows 10
8 34 (8.00%) Windows Server 2019
9 33 (7.76%) CentOS
10 18 (4.24%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.88%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (1.18%) VMS
13 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.71%) Unix
16 2 (0.47%) HPUX
16 2 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (28.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 78 (18.35%) ITIL
3 74 (17.41%) Migration
4 69 (16.24%) DevOps
5 52 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 44 (10.35%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (8.71%) Service Management
10 33 (7.76%) Patch Management
11 29 (6.82%) Presales
12 26 (6.12%) IT Strategy
12 26 (6.12%) Project Delivery
13 24 (5.65%) ITIL V3
14 23 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (5.18%) Configuration Management
16 21 (4.94%) Business Continuity
16 21 (4.94%) Technical Leadership
17 19 (4.47%) Business Development
17 19 (4.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (25.41%) PowerShell
2 41 (9.65%) SQL
3 19 (4.47%) Bash Shell
3 19 (4.47%) Python
4 13 (3.06%) Shell Script
5 9 (2.12%) VBScript
6 8 (1.88%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.88%) VB
7 7 (1.65%) Java
8 6 (1.41%) C
9 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.47%) Perl
11 1 (0.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 85 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 72 (16.94%) SC Cleared
3 61 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (12.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 47 (11.06%) MCSE
6 41 (9.65%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (8.94%) CCNA
8 37 (8.71%) MCSA
9 22 (5.18%) Degree
10 16 (3.76%) MCITP
10 16 (3.76%) MCP
11 14 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (2.82%) DV Cleared
13 10 (2.35%) CCNP
14 8 (1.88%) RHCE
15 4 (0.94%) CCA
15 4 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
15 4 (0.94%) VCDX
16 3 (0.71%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.35%) SLA
2 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 262 (61.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 178 (41.88%) Active Directory
3 86 (20.24%) VMware ESXi
4 73 (17.18%) VMware NSX
5 63 (14.82%) XenApp
6 53 (12.47%) XenDesktop
7 52 (12.24%) Hyper-V
8 44 (10.35%) vCloud
9 33 (7.76%) Virtual Servers
10 32 (7.53%) Docker
11 16 (3.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (2.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (2.12%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (1.18%) NFS
15 3 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.47%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.47%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 70 (16.47%) vCenter Server
2 68 (16.00%) vRealize
3 57 (13.41%) Ansible
4 51 (12.00%) Terraform
5 49 (11.53%) SCCM
6 33 (7.76%) Kubernetes
7 21 (4.94%) Puppet
8 20 (4.71%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (3.76%) SCOM
10 14 (3.29%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (2.59%) Backup Exec
12 9 (2.12%) WSUS
13 7 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (1.41%) Nagios
15 5 (1.18%) Nessus
15 5 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
16 4 (0.94%) NetBackup
16 4 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
17 3 (0.71%) AirWatch
17 3 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 408 (96.00%) VMware
2 183 (43.06%) Microsoft
3 109 (25.65%) Cisco
4 91 (21.41%) Citrix
5 83 (19.53%) Dell
6 80 (18.82%) Veeam
7 72 (16.94%) EMC
8 61 (14.35%) HP
9 51 (12.00%) NetApp
10 38 (8.94%) Fortinet
11 33 (7.76%) Red Hat
12 30 (7.06%) IBM
13 22 (5.18%) SonicWALL
14 21 (4.94%) Meraki
15 17 (4.00%) Sophos
16 16 (3.76%) Brocade
16 16 (3.76%) CommVault
16 16 (3.76%) F5
16 16 (3.76%) SolarWinds
17 15 (3.53%) CheckPoint