Period
to 15 April 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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 436 425 440
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15 +12
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 498 725 1,028
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 3.20% 3.76% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 414 582 847
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £35,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £55,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +6.83%

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 15,561 19,272 24,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 17.14% 16.14%
Number of salaries quoted 12,650 15,874 19,691
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +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 15 April 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 15 April 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 -10 441 £47,500 - 101
UK excluding London +34 347 £45,000 +5.88% 74
London -4 122 £60,000 - 32
South East +72 92 £45,000 -5.76% 27
Work from Home -101 78 £57,000 -0.87% 18
North of England +26 75 £45,000 +2.86% 13
North West +36 58 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Midlands +17 58 £42,500 +21.43% 10
East of England +1 49 £47,500 +11.76% 10
South West -10 42 £47,500 +18.75% 9
West Midlands +15 36 £36,000 +2.86% 5
East Midlands +23 22 £45,000 +16.48% 5
Scotland +16 19 £50,000 +17.65% 1
North East +27 14 £38,750 -4.91% 3
Wales +39 12 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Yorkshire -15 3 £45,000 +12.19% 2

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 473 (94.98%) VMware
2 311 (62.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 296 (59.44%) Windows
4 268 (53.82%) Microsoft
5 249 (50.00%) Azure
6 228 (45.78%) Active Directory
7 214 (42.97%) Windows Server
8 187 (37.55%) Microsoft 365
9 161 (32.33%) DNS
9 161 (32.33%) Firewall
10 155 (31.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 142 (28.51%) PowerShell
12 134 (26.91%) Linux
13 133 (26.71%) SAN
14 128 (25.70%) Citrix
15 126 (25.30%) Cisco
15 126 (25.30%) DHCP
16 110 (22.09%) TCP/IP
17 108 (21.69%) AWS
18 106 (21.29%) VMware ESXi
19 104 (20.88%) Veeam
20 100 (20.08%) ITIL
21 95 (19.08%) Hyper-V
22 94 (18.88%) Windows Server 2012
23 87 (17.47%) Dell
24 77 (15.46%) HP
24 77 (15.46%) Microsoft Certification
25 75 (15.06%) Finance
25 75 (15.06%) VSAN
26 70 (14.06%) VMware NSX

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 65 (13.05%) MS Exchange
2 52 (10.44%) SharePoint
3 37 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (4.62%) IIS
5 21 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.81%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.80%) Confluence
8 4 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.40%) Apache
9 2 (0.40%) nginx
10 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.20%) JBoss
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 34 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 249 (50.00%) Azure
2 187 (37.55%) Microsoft 365
3 108 (21.69%) AWS
4 38 (7.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (7.03%) SaaS
6 29 (5.82%) PaaS
7 25 (5.02%) IaaS
8 23 (4.62%) OneDrive
9 17 (3.41%) Logic Apps
10 16 (3.21%) GitHub
11 15 (3.01%) Power Platform
12 10 (2.01%) GCP
12 10 (2.01%) PowerApps
13 6 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.20%) Google Play
14 5 (1.00%) Azure Functions
14 5 (1.00%) OpenShift
14 5 (1.00%) Serverless
15 4 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.80%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (32.33%) DNS
1 161 (32.33%) Firewall
2 133 (26.71%) SAN
3 126 (25.30%) DHCP
4 110 (22.09%) TCP/IP
5 75 (15.06%) VSAN
6 55 (11.04%) WAN
7 54 (10.84%) VLAN
8 50 (10.04%) LAN
9 43 (8.63%) Remote Desktop
10 36 (7.23%) VPN
11 31 (6.22%) VoIP
12 26 (5.22%) Network Security
13 25 (5.02%) NetScaler
14 22 (4.42%) Skype
15 18 (3.61%) SSL
16 16 (3.21%) Wireless
17 15 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
18 14 (2.81%) NAS
19 13 (2.61%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (2.81%) MariaDB
5 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (1.61%) Power BI
6 8 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.41%) MySQL
7 7 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (1.00%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.00%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.40%) Big Data
11 2 (0.40%) Redis
11 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2019
12 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (5.02%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.42%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.61%) GitLab
4 7 (1.41%) JIRA
5 5 (1.00%) SonarQube
5 5 (1.00%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.80%) DbUnit
6 4 (0.80%) jMock
6 4 (0.80%) JUnit
6 4 (0.80%) Maven
6 4 (0.80%) Mockito
6 4 (0.80%) MSI
6 4 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.60%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.60%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.40%) Selenium
8 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.20%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 75 (15.06%) Finance
2 27 (5.42%) Public Sector
3 17 (3.41%) Aerospace
4 9 (1.81%) Military
5 7 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.20%) Local Government
7 5 (1.00%) Mandarin Language
8 4 (0.80%) Legal
8 4 (0.80%) Marketing
8 4 (0.80%) Retail
9 3 (0.60%) Advertising
9 3 (0.60%) Banking
9 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.20%) Avionics
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Police
Job Titles
1 120 (24.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (14.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 57 (11.45%) Consultant
4 54 (10.84%) IT Engineer
5 50 (10.04%) Support Engineer
6 39 (7.83%) DevOps Engineer
7 36 (7.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (6.83%) VMware Consultant
8 34 (6.83%) VMware Engineer
9 29 (5.82%) Architect
9 29 (5.82%) IT Support
10 28 (5.62%) Cloud Engineer
11 26 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
11 26 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
12 24 (4.82%) Administrator
13 23 (4.62%) Analyst
13 23 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
14 22 (4.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 21 (4.22%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.61%) Web Services
2 10 (2.01%) REST
3 5 (1.00%) SAML
3 5 (1.00%) Spring
3 5 (1.00%) XML
4 4 (0.80%) Apache Camel
4 4 (0.80%) J2EE
4 4 (0.80%) PowerMock
4 4 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (0.80%) RESTful
4 4 (0.80%) SOAP
5 3 (0.60%) .NET
5 3 (0.60%) Flash
5 3 (0.60%) JSON
5 3 (0.60%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.40%) CSS
6 2 (0.40%) HTML
6 2 (0.40%) ModSecurity
6 2 (0.40%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.40%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.65%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (7.83%) Replication
4 32 (6.43%) Clustering
5 19 (3.82%) Public Cloud
6 15 (3.01%) Enterprise Storage
7 12 (2.41%) Fat Client
7 12 (2.41%) Thin Client
8 10 (2.01%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.61%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.41%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.41%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.41%) PKI
11 6 (1.20%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.00%) FMCG
12 5 (1.00%) iPad
12 5 (1.00%) iPhone
12 5 (1.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 296 (59.44%) Windows
2 214 (42.97%) Windows Server
3 134 (26.91%) Linux
4 94 (18.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (12.85%) Windows 10
6 55 (11.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 42 (8.43%) CentOS
8 40 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (6.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 19 (3.82%) Android
11 17 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (3.01%) Windows 7
13 14 (2.81%) Ubuntu
14 10 (2.01%) SUSE
14 10 (2.01%) VMS
15 8 (1.61%) Unix
16 7 (1.41%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.80%) Debian
17 4 (0.80%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (31.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 100 (20.08%) ITIL
3 65 (13.05%) Problem-Solving
4 64 (12.85%) DevOps
5 61 (12.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 61 (12.25%) Migration
6 53 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (8.84%) Presales
8 42 (8.43%) Service Management
9 35 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (5.62%) IT Strategy
12 26 (5.22%) Patch Management
13 23 (4.62%) Configuration Management
13 23 (4.62%) ITIL V3
13 23 (4.62%) Project Management
14 21 (4.22%) Computer Science
14 21 (4.22%) Server Virtualisation
15 20 (4.02%) Desktop Virtualisation
15 20 (4.02%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 142 (28.51%) PowerShell
2 63 (12.65%) SQL
3 31 (6.22%) Python
4 25 (5.02%) Bash Shell
5 15 (3.01%) VB
6 10 (2.01%) Java
7 9 (1.81%) C
7 9 (1.81%) VBScript
8 7 (1.41%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.20%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.00%) C++
11 4 (0.80%) C#
11 4 (0.80%) Ruby
12 3 (0.60%) Go
12 3 (0.60%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.40%) Perl
14 1 (0.20%) Groovy
14 1 (0.20%) Java 8
14 1 (0.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 77 (15.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (13.86%) Security Cleared
3 63 (12.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 60 (12.05%) SC Cleared
5 48 (9.64%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (9.44%) CCNA
7 45 (9.04%) MCSE
8 41 (8.23%) MCSA
9 34 (6.83%) Degree
10 22 (4.42%) MCITP
11 19 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (3.01%) MCP
13 14 (2.81%) DV Cleared
14 13 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
15 12 (2.41%) CCNP
16 5 (1.00%) AWS Certification
17 4 (0.80%) CCA
17 4 (0.80%) CompTIA Security+
17 4 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.80%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.01%) SLA
2 9 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.00%) GDPR
4 3 (0.60%) NIST
5 2 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 311 (62.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 228 (45.78%) Active Directory
3 106 (21.29%) VMware ESXi
4 95 (19.08%) Hyper-V
5 70 (14.06%) VMware NSX
6 68 (13.65%) XenDesktop
7 64 (12.85%) XenApp
8 35 (7.03%) vCloud
9 26 (5.22%) Docker
10 23 (4.62%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (3.61%) Virtual Desktop
12 15 (3.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 13 (2.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 11 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (1.81%) DFS Replication
16 6 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (1.20%) StorNext
16 6 (1.20%) Xsan
17 5 (1.00%) NFS
17 5 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 67 (13.45%) vCenter Server
2 64 (12.85%) vRealize
3 54 (10.84%) SCCM
4 46 (9.24%) Ansible
5 40 (8.03%) Terraform
6 37 (7.43%) Microsoft Intune
7 28 (5.62%) Kubernetes
8 25 (5.02%) Microsoft Clustering
9 19 (3.82%) SCOM
10 12 (2.41%) Backup Exec
11 11 (2.21%) Nagios
12 8 (1.61%) AirWatch
12 8 (1.61%) WSUS
13 7 (1.41%) FortiGate
13 7 (1.41%) NetBackup
14 6 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (1.20%) PaperCut
15 5 (1.00%) ServiceCenter
16 4 (0.80%) Puppet
16 4 (0.80%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 473 (94.98%) VMware
2 268 (53.82%) Microsoft
3 128 (25.70%) Citrix
4 126 (25.30%) Cisco
5 104 (20.88%) Veeam
6 87 (17.47%) Dell
7 77 (15.46%) HP
8 66 (13.25%) EMC
9 53 (10.64%) NetApp
10 35 (7.03%) SonicWALL
11 29 (5.82%) Red Hat
12 27 (5.42%) IBM
13 26 (5.22%) Avaya
14 22 (4.42%) Fortinet
15 20 (4.02%) Juniper
16 19 (3.82%) Meraki
17 18 (3.61%) Brocade
17 18 (3.61%) Sophos
18 16 (3.21%) 3PAR
18 16 (3.21%) Atlassian