Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 440 430 380
Rank change year-on-year -10 -50 -54
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 994 1,217 1,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.71% 0.82%
As % of the System Software category 4.13% 4.94% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 814 951 1,219
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24,061 24,617 21,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.74% 14.30% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 19,712 19,975 18,077
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 +3 931 £45,000 - 39
UK excluding London -17 629 £42,500 - 34
London +50 335 £50,000 -9.09% 6
South East +11 212 £43,500 -13.00% 10
North of England -12 131 £39,500 -1.25% 9
South West +33 86 £45,000 - 5
Midlands -7 82 £40,000 +6.67% 5
North West +47 79 £42,500 -0.58% 2
East of England +18 78 £55,000 +19.42% 4
West Midlands +7 64 £36,250 -3.33% 4
Yorkshire -64 49 £34,000 -15.00% 7
Scotland +13 21 £37,500 -11.76% 1
East Midlands 0 18 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Wales +12 14 £40,000 +15.11%
Isle of Man 0 5 £45,000 +52.54%
North East +23 3 £36,250 +22.88%

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 917 (92.25%) VMware
2 705 (70.93%) Windows
3 590 (59.36%) Active Directory
4 586 (58.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 506 (50.91%) Windows Server
6 501 (50.40%) Microsoft
7 426 (42.86%) Office 365
8 358 (36.02%) Cisco
9 348 (35.01%) Microsoft Azure
10 295 (29.68%) Linux
11 294 (29.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 289 (29.07%) DNS
13 278 (27.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 266 (26.76%) ITIL
15 260 (26.16%) PowerShell
16 257 (25.86%) Hyper-V
17 249 (25.05%) Firewall
18 243 (24.45%) SAN
19 241 (24.25%) DHCP
20 236 (23.74%) Citrix
21 220 (22.13%) VMware ESXi
22 219 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
23 216 (21.73%) MS Exchange
24 203 (20.42%) TCP/IP
25 196 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
26 184 (18.51%) SQL Server
27 169 (17.00%) SQL
28 159 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
29 154 (15.49%) HP
30 145 (14.59%) Python

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
1 216 (21.73%) MS Exchange
2 86 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (7.95%) SharePoint
4 64 (6.44%) Skype for Business
5 63 (6.34%) IIS
6 52 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (2.52%) OpenStack
8 18 (1.81%) Apache
8 18 (1.81%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.21%) CloudStack
10 12 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (1.21%) SAS
11 10 (1.01%) Confluence
11 10 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.60%) nginx
13 4 (0.40%) JBoss
13 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 79 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 426 (42.86%) Office 365
2 348 (35.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 196 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (5.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 42 (4.23%) IaaS
6 36 (3.62%) SaaS
7 35 (3.52%) PaaS
8 28 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (2.31%) OpenShift
10 19 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (1.41%) Mimecast
12 13 (1.31%) OneDrive
13 10 (1.01%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
16 6 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
16 6 (0.60%) GitHub
17 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
18 3 (0.30%) Power Platform
19 2 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 289 (29.07%) DNS
2 249 (25.05%) Firewall
3 243 (24.45%) SAN
4 241 (24.25%) DHCP
5 203 (20.42%) TCP/IP
6 111 (11.17%) LAN
7 110 (11.07%) WAN
8 103 (10.36%) VPN
9 87 (8.75%) VLAN
10 65 (6.54%) VoIP
11 62 (6.24%) NAS
12 55 (5.53%) iSCSI
13 53 (5.33%) NetScaler
14 52 (5.23%) MPLS
15 41 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
15 41 (4.12%) VSAN
16 39 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
17 38 (3.82%) Wireless
18 34 (3.42%) Skype
19 31 (3.12%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (18.51%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (1.31%) MySQL
4 13 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.60%) Big Data
8 5 (0.50%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.50%) Neo4j
9 4 (0.40%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.40%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.30%) Power BI
10 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.20%) HBase
11 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (5.33%) Jenkins
2 52 (5.23%) Git (software)
3 39 (3.92%) Vagrant
4 38 (3.82%) GitLab
5 31 (3.12%) JIRA
6 24 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 19 (1.91%) SonarQube
8 17 (1.71%) DbUnit
8 17 (1.71%) jMock
8 17 (1.71%) JUnit
8 17 (1.71%) Maven
8 17 (1.71%) Mockito
9 9 (0.91%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.70%) MSI
10 7 (0.70%) Subversion
11 6 (0.60%) Selenium
11 6 (0.60%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 119 (11.97%) Finance
2 45 (4.53%) Retail
3 23 (2.31%) Banking
4 16 (1.61%) Advertising
4 16 (1.61%) Back Office
4 16 (1.61%) Legal
5 12 (1.21%) Law
6 9 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.70%) Front Office
8 6 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.60%) Marketing
9 5 (0.50%) Online Betting
10 4 (0.40%) Electronics
10 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.40%) Games
11 1 (0.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 265 (26.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 117 (11.77%) Support Engineer
3 116 (11.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 108 (10.87%) Analyst
5 87 (8.75%) VMware Engineer
6 81 (8.15%) Systems Engineer
7 78 (7.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 77 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
9 64 (6.44%) Windows Engineer
10 59 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 59 (5.94%) Administrator
11 58 (5.84%) Developer
11 58 (5.84%) IT Engineer
11 58 (5.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 53 (5.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 53 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
13 51 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support
14 47 (4.73%) Server Engineer
15 41 (4.12%) Platform Engineer
16 40 (4.02%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.23%) Web Services
2 25 (2.52%) RESTful
3 20 (2.01%) SOAP
4 18 (1.81%) .NET
5 17 (1.71%) Apache Camel
5 17 (1.71%) J2EE
5 17 (1.71%) PowerMock
6 16 (1.61%) XML
7 15 (1.51%) Middleware
7 15 (1.51%) REST
8 13 (1.31%) ASP.NET
8 13 (1.31%) Node.js
9 12 (1.21%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (1.11%) Spring
11 10 (1.01%) CSS
11 10 (1.01%) HTML
11 10 (1.01%) SAML
12 7 (0.70%) Software Packaging
13 6 (0.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.67%) Data Centre
2 78 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (6.44%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (5.94%) Clustering
5 53 (5.33%) Replication
6 49 (4.93%) Public Cloud
7 32 (3.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 29 (2.92%) Algorithms
9 28 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
10 25 (2.52%) Management Information System
11 21 (2.11%) EMC VNX
11 21 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (1.91%) Hedge funds
13 17 (1.71%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 16 (1.61%) Driving Licence
15 12 (1.21%) CMDB
15 12 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
16 7 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
17 5 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 705 (70.93%) Windows
2 506 (50.91%) Windows Server
3 295 (29.68%) Linux
4 278 (27.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 219 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 90 (9.05%) Windows 10
7 72 (7.24%) Windows 7
8 52 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 48 (4.83%) Unix
10 45 (4.53%) Android
11 41 (4.12%) Ubuntu
12 36 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (3.32%) Windows 8
14 28 (2.82%) CentOS
15 16 (1.61%) Debian
16 13 (1.31%) Apple iOS
16 13 (1.31%) VMS
17 11 (1.11%) Mac OS
17 11 (1.11%) Mac OS X
18 10 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (29.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 266 (26.76%) ITIL
3 134 (13.48%) DevOps
4 121 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (11.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 112 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
6 93 (9.36%) Mentoring
7 62 (6.24%) Migration
8 61 (6.14%) TDD
9 58 (5.84%) Change Management
10 56 (5.63%) Service Management
11 50 (5.03%) Cybersecurity
12 47 (4.73%) Software Engineering
13 46 (4.63%) Business Continuity
14 45 (4.53%) Service Delivery
15 44 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (4.23%) Project Management
17 40 (4.02%) Patch Management
18 38 (3.82%) Deployment Automation
18 38 (3.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 260 (26.16%) PowerShell
2 169 (17.00%) SQL
3 145 (14.59%) Python
4 72 (7.24%) Bash Shell
5 60 (6.04%) Java
6 58 (5.84%) JavaScript
7 47 (4.73%) Perl
8 46 (4.63%) C
9 39 (3.92%) C++
10 36 (3.62%) Ruby
11 31 (3.12%) Kotlin
12 18 (1.81%) C#
13 13 (1.31%) Go
14 11 (1.11%) VBScript
15 9 (0.91%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.70%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.70%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.30%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.30%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 159 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (13.08%) MCSE
3 105 (10.56%) Cisco Certification
4 86 (8.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 82 (8.25%) Security Cleared
6 68 (6.84%) SC Cleared
7 65 (6.54%) MCSA
8 60 (6.04%) CCNA
9 45 (4.53%) CCNP
10 41 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
11 35 (3.52%) MCP
12 32 (3.22%) DV Cleared
13 25 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
14 24 (2.41%) RHCE
15 22 (2.21%) VCP6
16 20 (2.01%) Degree
17 17 (1.71%) MCITP
18 16 (1.61%) VCP5
19 12 (1.21%) CCA
20 11 (1.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (8.85%) SLA
2 24 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.21%) GDPR
5 11 (1.11%) PMO
6 9 (0.91%) QA
7 6 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.10%) COBIT
10 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 590 (59.36%) Active Directory
2 586 (58.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 257 (25.86%) Hyper-V
4 220 (22.13%) VMware ESXi
5 134 (13.48%) XenApp
6 106 (10.66%) XenDesktop
7 100 (10.06%) Docker
8 76 (7.65%) VMware NSX
9 57 (5.73%) vCloud
10 50 (5.03%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 41 (4.12%) Virtual Servers
12 37 (3.72%) VirtualBox
13 32 (3.22%) Virtual Machines
14 26 (2.62%) NFS
15 24 (2.41%) KVM
16 21 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
16 21 (2.11%) Terminal Services
17 16 (1.61%) Xen
18 15 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
19 8 (0.80%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 144 (14.49%) SCCM
2 135 (13.58%) Ansible
3 72 (7.24%) Puppet
4 60 (6.04%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (5.94%) Backup Exec
5 59 (5.94%) vCenter Server
6 58 (5.84%) WSUS
7 56 (5.63%) Kubernetes
8 50 (5.03%) vRealize
9 43 (4.33%) SCOM
10 35 (3.52%) Terraform
11 28 (2.82%) Nagios
12 23 (2.31%) Salt
12 23 (2.31%) XenMobile
13 20 (2.01%) PowerCLI
14 19 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
15 17 (1.71%) NetBackup
16 16 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
16 16 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
17 15 (1.51%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 917 (92.25%) VMware
2 501 (50.40%) Microsoft
3 358 (36.02%) Cisco
4 236 (23.74%) Citrix
5 154 (15.49%) HP
6 141 (14.19%) Dell
7 118 (11.87%) Veeam
8 79 (7.95%) NetApp
9 74 (7.44%) EMC
10 54 (5.43%) Red Hat
11 47 (4.73%) IBM
12 41 (4.12%) Meraki
13 38 (3.82%) Symantec
14 33 (3.32%) Samsung
15 30 (3.02%) Mitel
16 28 (2.82%) Avaya
16 28 (2.82%) Google
17 27 (2.72%) 3PAR
18 25 (2.52%) SolarWinds
19 24 (2.41%) F5