VMware vSphere
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring vSphere skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited vSphere over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 522 538 721
Rank change year-on-year +16 +183 -173
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 358 383 661
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.47% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.69% 2.95% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 286 290 511
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,475 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £32,563 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £60,751 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -

All System Software Skills
UK

vSphere falls under the System Software category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring system software skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 9,706 12,964 30,586
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.55% 15.88% 17.37%
Number of salaries quoted 7,235 9,060 15,589
10th Percentile £26,500 £28,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £34,000 £37,397 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £76,385 £78,750
90th Percentile £86,485 £92,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 24 July 2024.

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 24 July 2024. 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 +12 343 £52,500 +10.53% 31
UK excluding London +5 297 £50,000 +17.65% 25
Work from Home +76 124 £50,000 -9.09% 15
South West +50 87 £52,500 +31.25% 6
South East -19 71 £48,500 +29.33% 4
London +31 60 £70,000 +14.75% 6
Midlands +4 57 £48,750 +50.00% 7
North of England -21 39 £43,000 -9.47% 5
West Midlands -7 33 £50,000 +53.85% 6
East of England -14 29 £32,000 -41.82% 2
East Midlands -20 24 £45,862 -8.28% 1
North West -21 17 £52,500 - 2
Yorkshire +28 15 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Scotland -47 11 £40,250 - 1
North East -14 7 £29,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £34,628 -
Wales +29 1 £50,000 +122.22%

vSphere
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 66 (18.44%) SharePoint
2 63 (17.60%) Microsoft Exchange
3 21 (5.87%) IIS
4 8 (2.23%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.96%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.68%) nginx
7 5 (1.40%) WordPress
8 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.84%) Confluence
10 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.84%) Eikon
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 153 (42.74%) Azure
2 136 (37.99%) Microsoft 365
3 43 (12.01%) Entra ID
4 38 (10.61%) AWS
5 20 (5.59%) OneDrive
6 15 (4.19%) GCP
7 14 (3.91%) IaaS
8 9 (2.51%) PaaS
9 7 (1.96%) Nutanix
10 6 (1.68%) Mimecast
11 5 (1.40%) Cloudflare
11 5 (1.40%) SaaS
12 4 (1.12%) Cohesity
13 3 (0.84%) Azure DevOps
13 3 (0.84%) Power Automate
13 3 (0.84%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.84%) Zapier
14 2 (0.56%) Rubrik
14 2 (0.56%) Slack
14 2 (0.56%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 91 (25.42%) Firewall
2 71 (19.83%) SAN
3 66 (18.44%) LAN
4 62 (17.32%) DNS
4 62 (17.32%) WAN
5 51 (14.25%) DHCP
6 45 (12.57%) VSAN
7 39 (10.89%) Internet
7 39 (10.89%) VPN
8 30 (8.38%) Network Security
9 28 (7.82%) NAS
10 23 (6.42%) Wireless
11 19 (5.31%) Skype
11 19 (5.31%) TCP/IP
12 18 (5.03%) VLAN
13 17 (4.75%) iSCSI
14 15 (4.19%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (3.91%) VoIP
16 13 (3.63%) WLAN
17 10 (2.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.51%) MySQL
3 8 (2.23%) DB2
4 7 (1.96%) MariaDB
5 6 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.84%) Power BI
7 3 (0.84%) Redis
7 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.84%) Tableau
8 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.28%) Event Store
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.68%) JIRA
2 4 (1.12%) GitLab
3 3 (0.84%) Git
4 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 63 (17.60%) Social Skills
2 58 (16.20%) Finance
3 34 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.75%) Documentation Skills
4 17 (4.75%) Military
5 16 (4.47%) Aerospace
6 15 (4.19%) Public Sector
7 13 (3.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 9 (2.51%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.23%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (1.68%) Banking
10 6 (1.68%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.40%) Advertising
11 5 (1.40%) Electronics
12 4 (1.12%) Law
12 4 (1.12%) Police
13 3 (0.84%) Local Government
14 2 (0.56%) Back Office
14 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (34.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (15.36%) Senior
3 44 (12.29%) Support Engineer
4 41 (11.45%) Consultant
5 28 (7.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 28 (7.82%) Lead
5 28 (7.82%) Security Consultant
6 27 (7.54%) IT Engineer
7 26 (7.26%) VMware Engineer
8 25 (6.98%) Administrator
8 25 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
9 22 (6.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (5.87%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (5.59%) Analyst
12 18 (5.03%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (5.03%) Lead Consultant
12 18 (5.03%) Lead Security Consultant
12 18 (5.03%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (5.03%) VMWare Administrator
13 17 (4.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.82%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (2.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (1.96%) REST
4 5 (1.40%) .NET
4 5 (1.40%) JSON
4 5 (1.40%) LAMP
4 5 (1.40%) SOAP
5 4 (1.12%) XMPP
6 3 (0.84%) XML
7 2 (0.56%) ARM Templates
7 2 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.56%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.56%) YAML
8 1 (0.28%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.60%) Data Centre
2 53 (14.80%) PKI
3 28 (7.82%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 27 (7.54%) Clustering
5 26 (7.26%) Management Information System
6 25 (6.98%) Replication
7 18 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (3.07%) Public Cloud
9 10 (2.79%) Cyber Defence
9 10 (2.79%) Security Operations Centre
10 9 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (2.51%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.96%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.68%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.68%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.84%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 229 (63.97%) Windows
2 170 (47.49%) Windows Server
3 122 (34.08%) Linux
4 61 (17.04%) Windows Server 2016
5 43 (12.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (11.73%) Windows 10
7 38 (10.61%) Windows Server 2019
8 35 (9.78%) Ubuntu
9 29 (8.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (5.31%) CentOS
11 11 (3.07%) Debian
12 7 (1.96%) Unix
12 7 (1.96%) VMS
12 7 (1.96%) Windows 7
13 6 (1.68%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.28%) SUSE
15 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (38.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 80 (22.35%) ITIL
3 50 (13.97%) Agile
3 50 (13.97%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (13.41%) Incident Management
4 48 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (11.73%) Customer Service
6 34 (9.50%) SIEM
7 30 (8.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (8.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 28 (7.82%) Analytics
8 28 (7.82%) Data Analytics
9 26 (7.26%) Service Delivery
10 24 (6.70%) Problem Management
10 24 (6.70%) Project Delivery
10 24 (6.70%) Project Management
11 23 (6.42%) Collaborative Working
11 23 (6.42%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 22 (6.15%) Change Management
13 21 (5.87%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 105 (29.33%) PowerShell
2 31 (8.66%) SQL
3 25 (6.98%) Python
4 21 (5.87%) Bash
5 17 (4.75%) ActionScript
5 17 (4.75%) VB
6 5 (1.40%) C#
6 5 (1.40%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.12%) C
8 3 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.84%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.56%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.28%) Java
10 1 (0.28%) Perl
10 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 98 (27.37%) Security Cleared
2 60 (16.76%) DV Cleared
3 56 (15.64%) Degree
4 44 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (10.61%) SC Cleared
6 21 (5.87%) CCNA
6 21 (5.87%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (5.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (5.59%) MCSA
8 13 (3.63%) MCSE
9 10 (2.79%) Azure Certification
10 9 (2.51%) HND
11 8 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.96%) MCP
13 6 (1.68%) DBS Check
14 5 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.40%) RHCA
14 5 (1.40%) RHCSA
14 5 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.10%) NIST
2 24 (6.70%) SLA
3 7 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.96%) QA
4 3 (0.84%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 229 (63.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 181 (50.56%) Active Directory
3 79 (22.07%) VMware ESXi
4 62 (17.32%) Hyper-V
5 31 (8.66%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (8.10%) VMware NSX
7 27 (7.54%) XenApp
8 17 (4.75%) OpenSSH
9 11 (3.07%) Docker
9 11 (3.07%) Firmware
10 9 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (2.51%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.68%) NFS
12 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (1.40%) pfSense
13 4 (1.12%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.12%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 82 (22.91%) vCenter Server
2 42 (11.73%) SCCM
3 40 (11.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 27 (7.54%) Kubernetes
5 21 (5.87%) Ansible
6 19 (5.31%) VxRail
7 18 (5.03%) PowerCLI
8 17 (4.75%) IBM BigFix
8 17 (4.75%) Puppet
9 16 (4.47%) Terraform
10 10 (2.79%) WSUS
11 9 (2.51%) SCOM
12 8 (2.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 7 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
13 7 (1.96%) FortiGate
13 7 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (1.96%) NetCrunch
14 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 5 (1.40%) Nagios
14 5 (1.40%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 308 (86.03%) VMware
2 199 (55.59%) Microsoft
3 64 (17.88%) Cisco
4 62 (17.32%) Citrix
5 55 (15.36%) Dell
6 44 (12.29%) Veeam
7 41 (11.45%) SolarWinds
8 34 (9.50%) HP
8 34 (9.50%) Red Hat
9 28 (7.82%) Tanium
9 28 (7.82%) Tripwire
10 23 (6.42%) IBM
11 22 (6.15%) NetApp
12 19 (5.31%) Juniper
13 12 (3.35%) Commvault
13 12 (3.35%) Palo Alto
14 11 (3.07%) Zerto
15 10 (2.79%) EMC
15 10 (2.79%) Fortinet
15 10 (2.79%) Google