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 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 325 303
Rank change year-on-year -28 -22  
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 708 1029 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.99% 1.08%
As % of the System Software category 6.67% 7.99% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 602 902 994
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  

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 10619 12876 13678
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.29% 12.40% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8948 10880 11232
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -37 684 £45,000 - 84
London -17 260 £50,000 -3.84% 30
South East -36 117 £45,000 - 18
Yorkshire +26 100 £50,000 +29.87% 10
West Yorkshire +32 70 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Leeds +41 62 £50,000 +21.21% 3
North West +1 57 £45,000 +20.00% 7
East of England -25 52 £47,500 +5.55% 8
East Midlands +26 42 £42,500 +21.42% 6
City of London +3 32 £53,500 -6.95% 10
Berkshire -30 32 £55,000 -2.82% 2
Manchester -21 31 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Hampshire +2 30 £50,000 +21.21% 7
Nottingham +37 29 £45,000 +36.36% 5
Nottinghamshire +27 29 £45,000 +36.36% 5
West Midlands -5 28 £37,500 -5.66% 1
South West -43 27 £36,500 -8.75% 4
Essex +15 23 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Hertfordshire -21 22 £47,500 +5.55% 5
South Yorkshire +9 20 £57,500 +66.66% 3
Sheffield +6 20 £57,500 +59.72% 2
Oxfordshire +21 18 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Bristol -5 17 £36,000 -24.21% 3
Surrey +29 16 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Merseyside +4 16 £45,000 +38.46%
Colchester +5 14 £52,500 +90.90% 1
Kent +19 13 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Worcestershire +3 13 £33,000 +29.41%
Worcester +3 13 £33,000 +29.41%
Kingston Upon Thames +12 12 £61,250 +122.72%

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 1168 (84.58%) VMware
2 1041 (75.38%) Windows
3 784 (56.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 742 (53.73%) Active Directory
5 740 (53.58%) Windows Server
6 708 (51.27%) Microsoft
7 512 (37.07%) Linux
8 496 (35.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 470 (34.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 426 (30.85%) Firewall
11 421 (30.49%) MS Exchange
12 419 (30.34%) SAN
13 413 (29.91%) Cisco
14 394 (28.53%) Citrix
15 365 (26.43%) ITIL
16 353 (25.56%) SQL
17 305 (22.09%) PowerShell
18 303 (21.94%) SQL Server
19 300 (21.72%) DNS
19 300 (21.72%) Hyper-V
20 281 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
21 255 (18.46%) HP
22 240 (17.38%) XenApp
23 239 (17.31%) SCCM
23 239 (17.31%) DHCP
24 236 (17.09%) Microsoft Certification
25 232 (16.80%) Office 365
26 225 (16.29%) Data Centre
27 222 (16.08%) Exchange Server 2010
28 221 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 421 (30.49%) MS Exchange
2 222 (16.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 159 (11.51%) IIS
4 155 (11.22%) OpenStack
5 142 (10.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 126 (9.12%) CloudStack
7 121 (8.76%) SharePoint
8 97 (7.02%) Skype for Business
9 57 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 56 (4.06%) JBoss
11 51 (3.69%) WebSphere
12 50 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
13 49 (3.55%) WebLogic
14 45 (3.26%) Apache
15 41 (2.97%) Tomcat
16 14 (1.01%) Alfresco
16 14 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
17 12 (0.87%) SAS
18 9 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
19 7 (0.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 122 (8.83%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.14%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 281 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
2 232 (16.80%) Office 365
3 221 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
5 43 (3.11%) IaaS
6 32 (2.32%) PaaS
7 31 (2.24%) SaaS
8 19 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (1.38%) G Suite
9 13 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.72%) Mimecast
11 10 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.65%) Heroku
12 9 (0.65%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.43%) SoftLayer
15 5 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 426 (30.85%) Firewall
2 419 (30.34%) SAN
3 300 (21.72%) DNS
4 239 (17.31%) DHCP
5 150 (10.86%) TCP/IP
6 141 (10.21%) LAN
7 132 (9.56%) WAN
8 97 (7.02%) iSCSI
9 92 (6.66%) VPN
10 90 (6.52%) NAS
11 83 (6.01%) Skype
12 78 (5.65%) VLAN
13 71 (5.14%) NetScaler
14 69 (5.00%) VoIP
15 59 (4.27%) Wireless
16 58 (4.20%) Network Security
17 53 (3.84%) Internet
18 41 (2.97%) Fibre Channel
19 40 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
20 31 (2.24%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (21.94%) SQL Server
2 84 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (4.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 55 (3.98%) MySQL
5 39 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 18 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.65%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.65%) Redis
12 8 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.51%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.43%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.36%) CouchDB
16 4 (0.29%) Big Data
16 4 (0.29%) Relational Database
17 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 87 (6.30%) Jenkins
2 57 (4.13%) Git (software)
3 51 (3.69%) TeamCity
4 33 (2.39%) Subversion
5 19 (1.38%) JUnit
6 17 (1.23%) Hudson
6 17 (1.23%) Maven
7 16 (1.16%) Vagrant
8 14 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (0.87%) Ant
9 12 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (0.80%) JIRA
10 11 (0.80%) MSI
11 10 (0.72%) DbUnit
11 10 (0.72%) jMock
11 10 (0.72%) Mockito
11 10 (0.72%) SonarQube
12 9 (0.65%) Artifactory
12 9 (0.65%) Automake
12 9 (0.65%) Grunt
General
1 165 (11.95%) Finance
2 79 (5.72%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.24%) Law
4 23 (1.67%) Banking
4 23 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.23%) Retail
6 16 (1.16%) Legal
7 15 (1.09%) Marketing
7 15 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (0.80%) Back Office
9 10 (0.72%) Advertising
9 10 (0.72%) Billing
10 5 (0.36%) Electronics
11 4 (0.29%) Games
12 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Automotive
13 2 (0.14%) Military
13 2 (0.14%) Publishing
14 1 (0.072%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 332 (24.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 177 (12.82%) Analyst
3 150 (10.86%) Support Engineer
4 137 (9.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 123 (8.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 118 (8.54%) VMware Engineer
7 103 (7.46%) Windows Engineer
8 95 (6.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 94 (6.81%) Administrator
10 85 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
11 80 (5.79%) Support Analyst
11 80 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
12 77 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
12 77 (5.58%) IT Engineer
13 76 (5.50%) Infrastructure Support
14 75 (5.43%) Architect
15 73 (5.29%) Platform Engineer
16 72 (5.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 58 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 54 (3.91%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (6.30%) .NET
2 40 (2.90%) LAMP
3 33 (2.39%) Web Services
4 14 (1.01%) RESTful
5 13 (0.94%) Middleware
6 12 (0.87%) SOAP
7 11 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (0.80%) REST
8 10 (0.72%) J2EE
8 10 (0.72%) PowerMock
8 10 (0.72%) Spring
9 9 (0.65%) Software Packaging
9 9 (0.65%) Velocity
10 7 (0.51%) Flash
11 6 (0.43%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.43%) jBPM
12 5 (0.36%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.22%) 802.1X
13 3 (0.22%) Apache Camel
13 3 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 225 (16.29%) Data Centre
2 89 (6.44%) Clustering
3 74 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (4.92%) EMC VNX
5 55 (3.98%) Replication
6 52 (3.77%) PKI
7 51 (3.69%) Driving Licence
8 44 (3.19%) Management Information System
9 36 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 31 (2.24%) Blackberry
11 27 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
12 26 (1.88%) Computer Science
13 22 (1.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 20 (1.45%) HP Storage
15 18 (1.30%) Fat Client
15 18 (1.30%) iPhone
15 18 (1.30%) Thin Client
16 17 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
17 16 (1.16%) Private Cloud
18 15 (1.09%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 1041 (75.38%) Windows
2 740 (53.58%) Windows Server
3 512 (37.07%) Linux
4 496 (35.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 470 (34.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 186 (13.47%) Unix
7 174 (12.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 139 (10.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (6.95%) Windows 7
10 79 (5.72%) Windows 10
11 56 (4.06%) CentOS
12 43 (3.11%) Windows 8
13 37 (2.68%) Ubuntu
14 33 (2.39%) Solaris
15 28 (2.03%) Mac OS X
16 26 (1.88%) Debian
17 23 (1.67%) Data ONTAP
18 19 (1.38%) SUSE
19 18 (1.30%) Windows 2000
20 17 (1.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (26.43%) ITIL
2 203 (14.70%) DevOps
3 173 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
4 169 (12.24%) Configuration Management
5 164 (11.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 149 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
7 130 (9.41%) Scrum
8 117 (8.47%) DSDM
9 97 (7.02%) Migration
10 90 (6.52%) RUP
11 69 (5.00%) Mentoring
12 59 (4.27%) Change Management
12 59 (4.27%) Service Delivery
13 58 (4.20%) Service Management
14 56 (4.06%) Presales
15 55 (3.98%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 54 (3.91%) Problem Management
17 48 (3.48%) Change Control
17 48 (3.48%) Virtual Environments
18 47 (3.40%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 353 (25.56%) SQL
2 305 (22.09%) PowerShell
3 192 (13.90%) Python
4 155 (11.22%) Ruby
5 136 (9.85%) Bash Shell
6 134 (9.70%) Shell Script
7 58 (4.20%) Java
8 53 (3.84%) Perl
9 42 (3.04%) VB
10 40 (2.90%) VBScript
11 24 (1.74%) C#
12 20 (1.45%) PHP
13 16 (1.16%) C
13 16 (1.16%) Go
14 8 (0.58%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.51%) C++
16 6 (0.43%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.14%) AWK
18 2 (0.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 236 (17.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 199 (14.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 177 (12.82%) MCSE
4 121 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (7.82%) CCNA
6 105 (7.60%) Security Cleared
7 98 (7.10%) Degree
8 96 (6.95%) MCSA
9 84 (6.08%) SC Cleared
10 73 (5.29%) MCITP
11 47 (3.40%) MCP
12 38 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
13 36 (2.61%) CCA
14 34 (2.46%) VCP5
15 26 (1.88%) CCNP
16 25 (1.81%) VCP6
17 21 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 19 (1.38%) DV Cleared
19 18 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
19 18 (1.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (8.40%) SLA
2 33 (2.39%) QA
3 29 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.67%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.87%) PMO
6 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 784 (56.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 742 (53.73%) Active Directory
3 300 (21.72%) Hyper-V
4 240 (17.38%) XenApp
5 159 (11.51%) XenServer
6 139 (10.07%) XenDesktop
7 133 (9.63%) Xen
8 107 (7.75%) VMware ESXi
9 100 (7.24%) vCloud
10 84 (6.08%) VMware ESX
11 52 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
12 38 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
13 33 (2.39%) Docker
13 33 (2.39%) Forefront TMG
14 27 (1.96%) Terminal Services
15 24 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 23 (1.67%) VMware Server
17 21 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
18 20 (1.45%) NFS
19 18 (1.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 239 (17.31%) SCCM
2 214 (15.50%) Puppet
3 202 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
4 135 (9.78%) SCOM
5 116 (8.40%) vCenter Server
6 114 (8.25%) Ansible
7 98 (7.10%) Tivoli
8 90 (6.52%) Cobbler
9 68 (4.92%) WSUS
10 65 (4.71%) Backup Exec
11 42 (3.04%) Nagios
12 41 (2.97%) Microsoft Clustering
13 38 (2.75%) vRealize
14 32 (2.32%) vMotion
15 31 (2.24%) NetBackup
16 24 (1.74%) Terraform
17 22 (1.59%) PowerCLI
17 22 (1.59%) SCSM
18 21 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
19 19 (1.38%) Simpana
Vendors
1 1168 (84.58%) VMware
2 708 (51.27%) Microsoft
3 413 (29.91%) Cisco
4 394 (28.53%) Citrix
5 255 (18.46%) HP
6 217 (15.71%) NetApp
7 173 (12.53%) Oracle
8 146 (10.57%) EMC
9 142 (10.28%) Red Hat
10 129 (9.34%) Dell
11 121 (8.76%) Veeam
12 115 (8.33%) EnterpriseDB
13 59 (4.27%) CheckPoint
14 58 (4.20%) CommVault
15 55 (3.98%) SonicWALL
16 46 (3.33%) Juniper
17 43 (3.11%) Veritas
18 42 (3.04%) Symantec
19 38 (2.75%) IBM
20 33 (2.39%) Dell Compellent
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Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
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