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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 673 462 428
Rank change year-on-year -211 -34 +3
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 615 527 601
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.57% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 2.06% 3.10% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 481 442 473
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £63,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 29,924 17,025 16,088
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.36% 18.53% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 15,407 13,307 13,246
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,806 £39,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -210 499 £48,000 +1.05% 90
UK excluding London -147 344 £45,000 - 68
Work from Home -142 292 £50,000 -13.04% 32
London -204 190 £58,250 +1.30% 23
South East -86 95 £41,000 +0.61% 22
North of England -85 80 £40,000 -11.11% 19
East of England -82 49 £50,000 +5.26% 6
South West -21 45 £43,750 -20.45% 10
Yorkshire -5 39 £43,500 -3.33% 7
Midlands -98 35 £46,250 +15.63% 8
North East -5 26 £40,000 +3.23% 3
Wales -31 25 £50,000 +21.21% 2
West Midlands -57 21 £42,500 +18.06% 6
Scotland -61 15 £40,000 -20.00%
North West -129 15 £46,250 +2.78% 9
East Midlands -45 14 £50,000 +16.96% 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 551 (89.59%) VMware
2 389 (63.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 380 (61.79%) Microsoft
4 353 (57.40%) Windows
5 322 (52.36%) Active Directory
6 293 (47.64%) Azure
7 240 (39.02%) Windows Server
8 223 (36.26%) Microsoft 365
9 215 (34.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 212 (34.47%) Linux
11 206 (33.50%) DNS
12 185 (30.08%) Firewall
13 171 (27.80%) PowerShell
14 163 (26.50%) DHCP
15 158 (25.69%) Hyper-V
16 148 (24.07%) VMware ESXi
17 146 (23.74%) ITIL
18 140 (22.76%) Citrix
19 139 (22.60%) SAN
19 139 (22.60%) AWS
20 135 (21.95%) Cisco
21 134 (21.79%) Social Skills
22 122 (19.84%) Data Centre
23 121 (19.67%) vCenter Server
23 121 (19.67%) TCP/IP
24 111 (18.05%) Problem-Solving
25 108 (17.56%) SQL Server
26 106 (17.24%) SCCM
27 101 (16.42%) HP
28 97 (15.77%) WAN

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 81 (13.17%) MS Exchange
2 60 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 35 (5.69%) IIS
4 21 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 15 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (2.28%) Skype for Business
8 13 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (1.95%) Apache
9 12 (1.95%) Apache Spark
10 10 (1.63%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.30%) Confluence
12 5 (0.81%) Site Server
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.65%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.33%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 24 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 293 (47.64%) Azure
2 223 (36.26%) Microsoft 365
3 139 (22.60%) AWS
4 81 (13.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 62 (10.08%) IaaS
6 48 (7.80%) PaaS
7 27 (4.39%) OpenShift
8 19 (3.09%) SaaS
9 16 (2.60%) Azure Stack
10 11 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.79%) GCP
11 9 (1.46%) npm
11 9 (1.46%) Serverless
12 8 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.98%) GitHub
13 6 (0.98%) Nutanix
14 5 (0.81%) Cloud Run
14 5 (0.81%) Rubrik
15 4 (0.65%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 206 (33.50%) DNS
2 185 (30.08%) Firewall
3 163 (26.50%) DHCP
4 139 (22.60%) SAN
5 121 (19.67%) TCP/IP
6 97 (15.77%) WAN
7 92 (14.96%) LAN
8 53 (8.62%) Fibre Channel
9 51 (8.29%) VLAN
10 46 (7.48%) VPN
11 41 (6.67%) VSAN
12 32 (5.20%) NAS
12 32 (5.20%) SSL
13 30 (4.88%) Wireless
14 26 (4.23%) iSCSI
14 26 (4.23%) Network Security
15 21 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (3.41%) Internet
16 16 (2.60%) WLAN
17 15 (2.44%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (17.56%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.72%) MySQL
3 16 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (2.28%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.81%) MariaDB
5 5 (0.81%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.49%) Power BI
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.16%) Big Data
9 1 (0.16%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.16%) Metadata
9 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 40 (6.50%) Jenkins
2 19 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.09%) GitLab
3 11 (1.79%) JIRA
4 4 (0.65%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.49%) MSI
5 3 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.33%) git-flow
6 2 (0.33%) Subversion
7 1 (0.16%) AutoIt
7 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.16%) CodeSonar
7 1 (0.16%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.16%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.16%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.16%) Selenium
7 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 134 (21.79%) Social Skills
2 95 (15.45%) Finance
3 55 (8.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 52 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (5.53%) Organisational Skills
6 27 (4.39%) Advertising
7 24 (3.90%) Retail
7 24 (3.90%) Telecoms
8 23 (3.74%) Law
9 16 (2.60%) Public Sector
10 14 (2.28%) Legal
10 14 (2.28%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.30%) Aviation
11 8 (1.30%) Banking
12 6 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.81%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.81%) Automotive
13 5 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (0.81%) Military
14 4 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 191 (31.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 68 (11.06%) Analyst
3 56 (9.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 46 (7.48%) Architect
5 45 (7.32%) Administrator
6 43 (6.99%) Consultant
7 42 (6.83%) Cloud Engineer
7 42 (6.83%) Systems Administrator
8 41 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
9 39 (6.34%) Support Engineer
10 36 (5.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 33 (5.37%) IT Engineer
12 32 (5.20%) IT Support
12 32 (5.20%) Support Analyst
13 31 (5.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (4.39%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
15 26 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
16 24 (3.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
17 23 (3.74%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.39%) .NET
2 19 (3.09%) Flash
3 15 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (1.95%) JMS
5 11 (1.79%) LDAP
6 10 (1.63%) Node.js
7 9 (1.46%) libvirt
8 6 (0.98%) COM
8 6 (0.98%) HTML
9 5 (0.81%) Middleware
9 5 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.65%) Keycloak
10 4 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.49%) REST
11 3 (0.49%) Velocity
12 2 (0.33%) Apache NiFi
12 2 (0.33%) CSS
12 2 (0.33%) JSON
12 2 (0.33%) React
12 2 (0.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 122 (19.84%) Data Centre
2 61 (9.92%) Clustering
2 61 (9.92%) Replication
3 37 (6.02%) PKI
4 35 (5.69%) Cyberattack
5 28 (4.55%) Cyber Defence
5 28 (4.55%) Public Cloud
6 23 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (3.58%) Enterprise Storage
7 22 (3.58%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (3.25%) Cybercrime
9 17 (2.76%) Private Cloud
10 16 (2.60%) User Experience
11 14 (2.28%) EMC VNX
12 13 (2.11%) HP Storage
12 13 (2.11%) Management Information System
13 12 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.46%) EMC VMAX
14 9 (1.46%) RSA SecurID
14 9 (1.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 353 (57.40%) Windows
2 240 (39.02%) Windows Server
3 212 (34.47%) Linux
4 91 (14.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 91 (14.80%) Windows Server 2016
5 70 (11.38%) Windows 10
6 58 (9.43%) Windows Server 2019
7 56 (9.11%) CentOS
7 56 (9.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (5.53%) Ubuntu
10 31 (5.04%) Mac OS
11 24 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (3.74%) VMS
13 18 (2.93%) Kali Linux
14 14 (2.28%) Windows 7
15 13 (2.11%) Android
16 12 (1.95%) Apple iOS
17 11 (1.79%) Unix
18 5 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (34.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 146 (23.74%) ITIL
3 111 (18.05%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (13.01%) Project Delivery
5 75 (12.20%) DevOps
6 69 (11.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 57 (9.27%) IT Strategy
8 53 (8.62%) Change Management
9 52 (8.46%) High Availability
10 51 (8.29%) Incident Management
11 48 (7.80%) Agile
12 47 (7.64%) Migration
12 47 (7.64%) Project Management
13 44 (7.15%) Patch Management
14 43 (6.99%) Mentoring
15 42 (6.83%) Infrastructure as Code
15 42 (6.83%) Service Delivery
16 36 (5.85%) Change Control
17 35 (5.69%) Service Management
18 33 (5.37%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 171 (27.80%) PowerShell
2 91 (14.80%) SQL
3 58 (9.43%) Python
4 48 (7.80%) Bash
5 22 (3.58%) VB.NET
6 20 (3.25%) C#
7 17 (2.76%) T-SQL
8 16 (2.60%) Go
9 10 (1.63%) VBScript
10 8 (1.30%) Java
10 8 (1.30%) Perl
11 7 (1.14%) C
12 5 (0.81%) VB
13 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.33%) Ruby
14 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.33%) VBA
15 1 (0.16%) C++
15 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 93 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 86 (13.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 79 (12.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (12.68%) SC Cleared
5 64 (10.41%) Degree
6 51 (8.29%) MCSE
7 40 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (5.85%) CCNA
8 36 (5.85%) MCSA
9 34 (5.53%) DV Cleared
10 25 (4.07%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (3.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 17 (2.76%) CCNP
13 15 (2.44%) MCP
13 15 (2.44%) VCAP
14 13 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (1.95%) RHCE
16 10 (1.63%) MCTS
17 7 (1.14%) CISSP
17 7 (1.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.64%) SLA
2 19 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.79%) GDPR
4 8 (1.30%) NCSC
5 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 389 (63.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 322 (52.36%) Active Directory
3 158 (25.69%) Hyper-V
4 148 (24.07%) VMware ESXi
5 74 (12.03%) XenApp
6 69 (11.22%) Docker
7 46 (7.48%) XenDesktop
8 27 (4.39%) KVM
9 23 (3.74%) VMware NSX
10 16 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (2.11%) Terminal Services
12 12 (1.95%) BitLocker
12 12 (1.95%) GlusterFS
12 12 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
13 11 (1.79%) Firmware
14 10 (1.63%) Ceph
14 10 (1.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 9 (1.46%) LXC
15 9 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (1.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 121 (19.67%) vCenter Server
2 106 (17.24%) SCCM
3 88 (14.31%) Ansible
4 74 (12.03%) Kubernetes
5 63 (10.24%) Terraform
6 43 (6.99%) WSUS
7 39 (6.34%) SCOM
8 36 (5.85%) vRealize
9 35 (5.69%) Puppet
10 32 (5.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 29 (4.72%) Grafana
11 29 (4.72%) Prometheus
12 27 (4.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 24 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
14 23 (3.74%) Nagios
15 21 (3.41%) NetBackup
16 19 (3.09%) PowerCLI
17 16 (2.60%) Icinga
18 14 (2.28%) SCVMM
18 14 (2.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 551 (89.59%) VMware
2 380 (61.79%) Microsoft
3 140 (22.76%) Citrix
4 135 (21.95%) Cisco
5 101 (16.42%) HP
6 90 (14.63%) Red Hat
7 80 (13.01%) Veeam
8 69 (11.22%) EMC
9 58 (9.43%) Dell
10 52 (8.46%) 3PAR
11 46 (7.48%) F5
11 46 (7.48%) NetApp
12 43 (6.99%) Nimble Storage
13 37 (6.02%) Brocade
14 35 (5.69%) IBM
15 26 (4.23%) SolarWinds
16 25 (4.07%) Veritas
17 23 (3.74%) Avaya
17 23 (3.74%) Splunk
17 23 (3.74%) Symantec