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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 309 291
Rank change year-on-year -55 -18  
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 724 1015 1229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.03% 1.11%
As % of the System Software category 6.32% 8.10% 9.42%
Number of salaries quoted 649 878 1003
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11453 12532 13043
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.89% 12.71% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9708 10647 10774
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.29% +2.66%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing vSphere as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the UK

vSphere
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -54 690 £45,000 -5.26% 94
London -17 259 £50,000 -4.76% 34
South East -61 131 £42,500 -10.52% 20
Yorkshire -8 65 £50,000 +25.00% 5
North West -28 61 £43,000 +1.17% 11
South West -3 52 £41,250 +2.79% 9
Manchester -18 50 £44,500 +4.70% 5
City of London +4 49 £51,750 -10.00% 11
West Yorkshire +15 48 £45,000 +9.09% 5
East of England -48 44 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Midlands +5 38 £37,500 -16.66% 9
East Midlands +28 37 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Leeds -1 36 £57,500 +43.75% 3
Surrey +60 34 £57,500 +4.54% 6
Berkshire -55 30 £52,500 - 3
Bristol -2 28 £38,250 -10.00% 5
Nottinghamshire +22 26 £45,000 +42.85% 1
Nottingham +18 26 £45,000 +42.85% 1
Birmingham +5 24 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Hampshire -4 23 £45,000 +2.27% 4
Oxfordshire +27 20 £34,500 -26.59%
Colchester +10 20 £46,250 -11.90%
Essex +2 20 £46,250 -13.95%
Hertfordshire -18 20 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Scotland +15 15 £38,750 +6.16% 5
Witney - 12 £32,500 -
Croydon +10 11 £57,500 +69.11% 1
Pontefract - 11 £28,500 - 2
Reading +5 10 £45,000 -28.00% 3
Kent +5 10 £42,500 +6.25% 3

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for vSphere.

1 1220 (85.02%) VMware
2 1093 (76.17%) Windows
3 818 (57.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 780 (54.36%) Active Directory
5 773 (53.87%) Windows Server
6 719 (50.10%) Microsoft
7 520 (36.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 500 (34.84%) Linux
9 475 (33.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 461 (32.13%) SAN
11 427 (29.76%) Cisco
12 420 (29.27%) Firewall
13 419 (29.20%) MS Exchange
14 394 (27.46%) Citrix
15 371 (25.85%) ITIL
16 350 (24.39%) SQL
17 332 (23.14%) SQL Server
18 308 (21.46%) DNS
19 298 (20.77%) Hyper-V
20 281 (19.58%) Office 365
21 274 (19.09%) HP
22 272 (18.95%) PowerShell
23 264 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
24 252 (17.56%) Microsoft Certification
25 251 (17.49%) DHCP
26 245 (17.07%) NetApp
27 230 (16.03%) Exchange Server 2010
28 229 (15.96%) SCCM
29 224 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
30 220 (15.33%) XenApp

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
1 419 (29.20%) MS Exchange
2 230 (16.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 166 (11.57%) IIS
4 139 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 136 (9.48%) OpenStack
6 131 (9.13%) SharePoint
7 121 (8.43%) CloudStack
8 102 (7.11%) Skype for Business
9 57 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 55 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2003
11 51 (3.55%) Apache
12 50 (3.48%) JBoss
13 40 (2.79%) WebSphere
14 38 (2.65%) WebLogic
15 26 (1.81%) Tomcat
16 20 (1.39%) SAS
17 17 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
18 14 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 11 (0.77%) IBM Notes
20 9 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 105 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.42%) thinkFolio
2 5 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.070%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 281 (19.58%) Office 365
2 264 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
3 224 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 66 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (2.37%) IaaS
6 32 (2.23%) PaaS
7 30 (2.09%) SaaS
8 19 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.05%) OneDrive
10 14 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.70%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.70%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.56%) G Suite
14 7 (0.49%) Heroku
15 6 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.42%) Dropbox
15 6 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 461 (32.13%) SAN
2 420 (29.27%) Firewall
3 308 (21.46%) DNS
4 251 (17.49%) DHCP
5 152 (10.59%) TCP/IP
6 151 (10.52%) WAN
7 145 (10.10%) LAN
8 128 (8.92%) iSCSI
9 102 (7.11%) NAS
10 94 (6.55%) VPN
11 87 (6.06%) Skype
12 78 (5.44%) Internet
13 71 (4.95%) Network Security
14 69 (4.81%) VLAN
15 65 (4.53%) VoIP
16 59 (4.11%) NetScaler
16 59 (4.11%) Wireless
17 50 (3.48%) Fibre Channel
18 31 (2.16%) MPLS
19 30 (2.09%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (23.14%) SQL Server
2 94 (6.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 52 (3.62%) MySQL
5 48 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.98%) MongoDB
9 14 (0.98%) Redis
10 10 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.63%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.49%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.42%) Relational Database
15 5 (0.35%) CouchDB
15 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
16 2 (0.14%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 77 (5.37%) Jenkins
2 64 (4.46%) Git (software)
3 42 (2.93%) TeamCity
4 33 (2.30%) Subversion
5 17 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (1.05%) MSI
7 13 (0.91%) JUnit
7 13 (0.91%) Maven
7 13 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (0.91%) Vagrant
8 10 (0.70%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.63%) Ant
10 8 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.49%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.49%) Automake
11 7 (0.49%) CMake
11 7 (0.49%) Grunt
11 7 (0.49%) Hudson
12 6 (0.42%) SonarQube
General
1 179 (12.47%) Finance
2 67 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.30%) Law
4 27 (1.88%) Manufacturing
4 27 (1.88%) Retail
5 23 (1.60%) Legal
6 21 (1.46%) Banking
7 15 (1.05%) Marketing
8 13 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (0.70%) Advertising
9 10 (0.70%) Back Office
10 9 (0.63%) Military
11 6 (0.42%) Electronics
11 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.35%) Billing
12 5 (0.35%) Games
13 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.14%) Automotive
14 2 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 374 (26.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 180 (12.54%) Analyst
3 154 (10.73%) Support Engineer
4 142 (9.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 129 (8.99%) VMware Engineer
6 116 (8.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 108 (7.53%) Administrator
7 108 (7.53%) Windows Engineer
8 95 (6.62%) Systems Administrator
9 89 (6.20%) Support Analyst
10 86 (5.99%) Systems Engineer
11 85 (5.92%) Infrastructure Support
12 81 (5.64%) Architect
12 81 (5.64%) IT Engineer
13 80 (5.57%) Platform Engineer
14 79 (5.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 76 (5.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 75 (5.23%) IT Support
17 71 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
18 62 (4.32%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.39%) .NET
2 33 (2.30%) Web Services
3 28 (1.95%) LAMP
4 17 (1.18%) SOAP
5 14 (0.98%) Middleware
6 12 (0.84%) Software Packaging
6 12 (0.84%) XML
7 9 (0.63%) REST
8 8 (0.56%) Velocity
9 7 (0.49%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (0.42%) J2EE
10 6 (0.42%) PowerMock
10 6 (0.42%) RESTful
10 6 (0.42%) Spring
11 5 (0.35%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.21%) Apache Camel
12 3 (0.21%) jBPM
13 2 (0.14%) Google Maps API
13 2 (0.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 197 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 80 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (5.37%) Clustering
4 55 (3.83%) EMC VNX
5 54 (3.76%) Driving Licence
6 53 (3.69%) Replication
7 47 (3.28%) Management Information System
8 45 (3.14%) PKI
9 30 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
10 28 (1.95%) Blackberry
11 24 (1.67%) HP Storage
12 19 (1.32%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.18%) HP StoreVirtual
14 16 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
14 16 (1.11%) Fat Client
14 16 (1.11%) Thin Client
14 16 (1.11%) User Experience
15 14 (0.98%) CESG
15 14 (0.98%) iPad
16 13 (0.91%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1093 (76.17%) Windows
2 773 (53.87%) Windows Server
3 520 (36.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 500 (34.84%) Linux
5 475 (33.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 180 (12.54%) Unix
7 174 (12.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 131 (9.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 122 (8.50%) Windows 7
10 107 (7.46%) Windows 10
11 62 (4.32%) CentOS
12 53 (3.69%) Windows 8
13 39 (2.72%) Ubuntu
14 32 (2.23%) Solaris
15 21 (1.46%) Data ONTAP
16 20 (1.39%) Windows XP
17 19 (1.32%) Debian
18 16 (1.11%) Mac OS
18 16 (1.11%) Mac OS X
19 14 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (25.85%) ITIL
2 206 (14.36%) DevOps
3 167 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (11.50%) Configuration Management
4 165 (11.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 142 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
6 120 (8.36%) Scrum
7 112 (7.80%) DSDM
8 104 (7.25%) Migration
9 95 (6.62%) RUP
10 70 (4.88%) Service Management
11 64 (4.46%) Change Management
11 64 (4.46%) Mentoring
12 60 (4.18%) Presales
13 58 (4.04%) High Availability
14 57 (3.97%) Server Virtualisation
15 53 (3.69%) Project Management
16 52 (3.62%) Virtual Environments
17 51 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
17 51 (3.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 350 (24.39%) SQL
2 272 (18.95%) PowerShell
3 185 (12.89%) Python
4 142 (9.90%) Ruby
5 141 (9.83%) Bash Shell
6 131 (9.13%) Shell Script
7 56 (3.90%) Java
8 51 (3.55%) Perl
9 39 (2.72%) VBScript
10 31 (2.16%) VB
11 20 (1.39%) C#
11 20 (1.39%) Go
12 16 (1.11%) PHP
13 12 (0.84%) C
14 7 (0.49%) Groovy
14 7 (0.49%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.35%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.28%) JavaScript
17 2 (0.14%) AWK
17 2 (0.14%) sed
Qualifications
1 252 (17.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 196 (13.66%) MCSE
3 193 (13.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 116 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
5 101 (7.04%) Security Cleared
6 92 (6.41%) CCNA
7 91 (6.34%) MCSA
8 88 (6.13%) MCITP
9 87 (6.06%) Degree
10 77 (5.37%) SC Cleared
11 51 (3.55%) MCP
12 38 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
13 33 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (2.23%) CCA
15 30 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 27 (1.88%) CCNP
17 26 (1.81%) VCP5
18 25 (1.74%) DV Cleared
19 22 (1.53%) CISSP
20 19 (1.32%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.90%) SLA
2 38 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.51%) PCI DSS
4 27 (1.88%) QA
5 15 (1.05%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.63%) PMO
7 8 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.21%) GDPR
9 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 818 (57.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 780 (54.36%) Active Directory
3 298 (20.77%) Hyper-V
4 220 (15.33%) XenApp
5 178 (12.40%) VMware ESXi
6 156 (10.87%) XenServer
7 129 (8.99%) XenDesktop
8 124 (8.64%) Xen
9 70 (4.88%) vCloud
10 45 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
11 43 (3.00%) Docker
12 31 (2.16%) NFS
13 30 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
14 26 (1.81%) Terminal Services
15 25 (1.74%) Forefront TMG
16 23 (1.60%) KVM
16 23 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
17 19 (1.32%) VMware Server
18 13 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 11 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 229 (15.96%) SCCM
2 202 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
3 189 (13.17%) Puppet
4 118 (8.22%) SCOM
5 106 (7.39%) Ansible
6 104 (7.25%) vCenter Server
7 101 (7.04%) Tivoli
8 95 (6.62%) Cobbler
9 90 (6.27%) Backup Exec
10 78 (5.44%) WSUS
11 38 (2.65%) Nagios
12 32 (2.23%) Terraform
13 30 (2.09%) Microsoft Clustering
14 29 (2.02%) vRealize
15 26 (1.81%) PowerCLI
16 24 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
16 24 (1.67%) SCSM
17 21 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 21 (1.46%) vMotion
18 19 (1.32%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1220 (85.02%) VMware
2 719 (50.10%) Microsoft
3 427 (29.76%) Cisco
4 394 (27.46%) Citrix
5 274 (19.09%) HP
6 245 (17.07%) NetApp
7 166 (11.57%) Oracle
8 154 (10.73%) Dell
9 150 (10.45%) Veeam
10 146 (10.17%) EMC
11 138 (9.62%) Red Hat
12 110 (7.67%) EnterpriseDB
13 55 (3.83%) IBM
14 51 (3.55%) CheckPoint
14 51 (3.55%) SonicWALL
14 51 (3.55%) Symantec
15 47 (3.28%) CommVault
15 47 (3.28%) F5
16 45 (3.14%) Veritas
17 36 (2.51%) Dell Compellent
Bristol, Avon
Alpha IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + security clearance
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 38k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + on call allowance & benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Clydebank, Dunbartonshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £67000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competive Salary with excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
World Fuel Services
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £23000 - £25000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
onezeero.
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
East Sussex
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Car + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + On Call
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £ negotiable + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Qube Global Software
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago