Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 423 447 445
Rank change year-on-year +24 -2 -69
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 743 983 1,208
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.66% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 3.74% 4.13% 5.01%
Number of salaries quoted 645 811 1,005
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% -2.35%

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 19,878 23,783 24,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.05% 16.04% 13.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16,132 19,305 19,694
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 +22 688 £47,500 +5.56% 100
UK excluding London +4 479 £42,500 - 82
London +3 238 £60,000 +26.32% 23
South East -37 113 £48,000 +6.67% 24
East of England +81 109 £42,500 -19.05% 7
North of England +72 97 £47,500 +18.75% 23
South West +47 75 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Midlands +24 72 £43,250 +13.07% 15
North West +33 56 £52,500 +32.08% 7
Work from Home +40 47 £55,000 +61.76% 7
West Midlands +36 44 £55,000 +57.14% 10
Yorkshire +46 32 £45,000 +12.50% 14
East Midlands +18 28 £38,633 +0.35% 5
Scotland +28 17 £42,500 +24.09% 2
North East +14 9 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Wales -12 7 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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.

1 707 (95.15%) VMware
2 549 (73.89%) Windows
3 473 (63.66%) Active Directory
4 453 (60.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 429 (57.74%) Microsoft
6 380 (51.14%) Windows Server
7 359 (48.32%) Office 365
8 294 (39.57%) Azure
9 255 (34.32%) Cisco
10 246 (33.11%) Linux
11 233 (31.36%) Firewall
12 221 (29.74%) DNS
13 215 (28.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 205 (27.59%) Citrix
15 191 (25.71%) DHCP
15 191 (25.71%) PowerShell
16 183 (24.63%) Windows Server 2012
17 177 (23.82%) VMware ESXi
18 167 (22.48%) SQL Server
19 160 (21.53%) ITIL
19 160 (21.53%) AWS
20 148 (19.92%) Windows Server 2016
21 141 (18.98%) Windows 10
22 140 (18.84%) HP
23 137 (18.44%) Hyper-V
24 136 (18.30%) XenApp
25 134 (18.03%) Data Centre
26 133 (17.90%) TCP/IP
26 133 (17.90%) MS Exchange
27 129 (17.36%) Finance

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
1 133 (17.90%) MS Exchange
2 91 (12.25%) SharePoint
3 74 (9.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (6.59%) IIS
5 39 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (3.50%) Skype for Business
7 21 (2.83%) WebSphere
8 18 (2.42%) Tomcat
9 17 (2.29%) Apache
10 13 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.35%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.21%) Confluence
12 9 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (1.08%) Red Hat Fuse
14 6 (0.81%) SAS
15 5 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.54%) Drupal
17 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
17 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 113 (15.21%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 359 (48.32%) Office 365
2 294 (39.57%) Azure
3 160 (21.53%) AWS
4 53 (7.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (3.77%) OneDrive
6 26 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (2.96%) IaaS
8 15 (2.02%) SaaS
9 12 (1.62%) GitHub
10 11 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (1.35%) Amazon S3
11 10 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (1.35%) GCP
12 8 (1.08%) PaaS
12 8 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 233 (31.36%) Firewall
2 221 (29.74%) DNS
3 191 (25.71%) DHCP
4 133 (17.90%) TCP/IP
5 123 (16.55%) SAN
6 102 (13.73%) LAN
7 95 (12.79%) VLAN
8 90 (12.11%) WAN
9 76 (10.23%) NetScaler
10 68 (9.15%) VPN
11 62 (8.34%) VSAN
12 51 (6.86%) VoIP
13 34 (4.58%) Internet
14 32 (4.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 32 (4.31%) iSCSI
15 28 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (3.50%) Wireless
17 25 (3.36%) Fibre Channel
18 24 (3.23%) NAS
18 24 (3.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (22.48%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 33 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (3.23%) MySQL
5 22 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
7 17 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (1.21%) MariaDB
9 8 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.67%) Big Data
12 4 (0.54%) DB2
12 4 (0.54%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.40%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
15 1 (0.13%) Ingres
15 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (9.15%) Jenkins
2 49 (6.59%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.83%) JIRA
4 19 (2.56%) GitLab
5 17 (2.29%) DbUnit
5 17 (2.29%) jMock
5 17 (2.29%) JUnit
5 17 (2.29%) Maven
5 17 (2.29%) Mockito
6 16 (2.15%) SonarQube
7 10 (1.35%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.35%) MSI
7 10 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.94%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.94%) Subversion
10 6 (0.81%) Mercurial
10 6 (0.81%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.67%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 129 (17.36%) Finance
2 48 (6.46%) Banking
3 35 (4.71%) Retail
4 29 (3.90%) Public Sector
5 26 (3.50%) Law
6 15 (2.02%) Legal
7 11 (1.48%) Marketing
8 10 (1.35%) Back Office
8 10 (1.35%) Electronics
8 10 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.21%) Military
10 8 (1.08%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.94%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.54%) Advertising
14 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Games
15 1 (0.13%) Local Government
15 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 182 (24.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 78 (10.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 67 (9.02%) Analyst
4 64 (8.61%) Administrator
5 61 (8.21%) Systems Engineer
6 59 (7.94%) Systems Administrator
7 55 (7.40%) Consultant
8 53 (7.13%) Support Engineer
9 47 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 43 (5.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 38 (5.11%) IT Engineer
11 38 (5.11%) VMware Engineer
12 36 (4.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 35 (4.71%) IT Support
14 33 (4.44%) Server Engineer
15 32 (4.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 30 (4.04%) Data Centre Consultant
17 28 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
18 27 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 27 (3.63%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.06%) Web Services
2 27 (3.63%) WSH
3 20 (2.69%) LDAP
4 19 (2.56%) SOAP
5 18 (2.42%) RESTful
5 18 (2.42%) XML
6 17 (2.29%) J2EE
6 17 (2.29%) PowerMock
6 17 (2.29%) REST
7 16 (2.15%) Spring
8 15 (2.02%) Apache Camel
8 15 (2.02%) LAMP
9 13 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (1.62%) Node.js
11 10 (1.35%) Middleware
12 7 (0.94%) SAML
13 5 (0.67%) .NET
13 5 (0.67%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.54%) React
14 4 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 134 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 99 (13.32%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (8.08%) Management Information System
4 53 (7.13%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (5.52%) Replication
6 27 (3.63%) Public Cloud
7 26 (3.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 24 (3.23%) Clustering
9 19 (2.56%) PKI
10 17 (2.29%) EMC VNX
11 14 (1.88%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.88%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.62%) CMDB
12 12 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (1.48%) User Experience
14 9 (1.21%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.94%) Wiki
16 6 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
16 6 (0.81%) Driving Licence
16 6 (0.81%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 549 (73.89%) Windows
2 380 (51.14%) Windows Server
3 246 (33.11%) Linux
4 183 (24.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 148 (19.92%) Windows Server 2016
6 141 (18.98%) Windows 10
7 111 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (9.29%) Windows Server 2019
9 55 (7.40%) Windows 7
10 46 (6.19%) Unix
11 45 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (3.77%) CentOS
14 18 (2.42%) Windows 8
15 10 (1.35%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.21%) AIX
16 9 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.94%) Debian
18 6 (0.81%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (28.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 160 (21.53%) ITIL
3 114 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
4 101 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (11.17%) Migration
6 72 (9.69%) DevOps
6 72 (9.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 59 (7.94%) Mentoring
8 53 (7.13%) Change Management
9 51 (6.86%) Project Management
10 47 (6.33%) Project Delivery
11 44 (5.92%) Server Management
12 40 (5.38%) Configuration Management
13 36 (4.85%) Time Management
14 35 (4.71%) Business Continuity
15 34 (4.58%) Root Cause Analysis
15 34 (4.58%) Service Delivery
16 33 (4.44%) Load Balancing
17 32 (4.31%) Patch Management
18 31 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 191 (25.71%) PowerShell
2 112 (15.07%) SQL
3 51 (6.86%) Bash Shell
4 50 (6.73%) Python
5 34 (4.58%) VBScript
6 27 (3.63%) Java
7 25 (3.36%) C
8 23 (3.10%) JavaScript
9 14 (1.88%) C#
10 11 (1.48%) Perl
11 10 (1.35%) R
12 7 (0.94%) Go
13 6 (0.81%) Groovy
13 6 (0.81%) Kotlin
13 6 (0.81%) Ruby
13 6 (0.81%) VB
14 5 (0.67%) PHP
14 5 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.54%) C++
16 2 (0.27%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 108 (14.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (10.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 64 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (7.94%) Degree
4 59 (7.94%) MCSE
5 58 (7.81%) CCNA
6 52 (7.00%) MCSA
7 36 (4.85%) Security Cleared
8 26 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (3.23%) SC Cleared
10 20 (2.69%) CCNP
11 19 (2.56%) MCITP
12 16 (2.15%) DV Cleared
13 15 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (2.02%) MCP
14 8 (1.08%) VCP6
15 5 (0.67%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.67%) AWS Certification
16 4 (0.54%) CCA
16 4 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.54%) SLA
2 19 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.15%) GDPR
4 14 (1.88%) QA
5 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.54%) PMO
7 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.27%) NCSC
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 473 (63.66%) Active Directory
2 453 (60.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (23.82%) VMware ESXi
4 137 (18.44%) Hyper-V
5 136 (18.30%) XenApp
6 79 (10.63%) XenDesktop
7 71 (9.56%) VMware NSX
8 49 (6.59%) Docker
9 23 (3.10%) NFS
9 23 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (2.96%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (2.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 18 (2.42%) vCloud
12 12 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (1.62%) Xen
13 9 (1.21%) BitLocker
13 9 (1.21%) Samba
13 9 (1.21%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 6 (0.81%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 126 (16.96%) SCCM
2 91 (12.25%) vCenter Server
3 62 (8.34%) SCOM
4 61 (8.21%) Ansible
5 55 (7.40%) vRealize
6 46 (6.19%) WSUS
7 42 (5.65%) Kubernetes
8 40 (5.38%) Terraform
9 39 (5.25%) Puppet
10 38 (5.11%) Backup Exec
11 36 (4.85%) Microsoft Intune
12 24 (3.23%) PowerCLI
13 22 (2.96%) XenMobile
14 21 (2.83%) Nagios
15 16 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
16 11 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
17 10 (1.35%) HAProxy
18 9 (1.21%) Cacti
18 9 (1.21%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 707 (95.15%) VMware
2 429 (57.74%) Microsoft
3 255 (34.32%) Cisco
4 205 (27.59%) Citrix
5 140 (18.84%) HP
6 118 (15.88%) NetApp
7 90 (12.11%) Dell
8 86 (11.57%) EMC
9 84 (11.31%) Veeam
10 44 (5.92%) McAfee
11 41 (5.52%) IBM
12 35 (4.71%) SonicWALL
13 31 (4.17%) Juniper
13 31 (4.17%) Red Hat
14 30 (4.04%) EqualLogic
15 29 (3.90%) Palo Alto
16 25 (3.36%) Oracle
17 24 (3.23%) CommVault
17 24 (3.23%) Meraki
18 22 (2.96%) CheckPoint