Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 450 451 404
Rank change year-on-year +1 -47 -80
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 919 1,141 1,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.69% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 3.77% 4.67% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 760 879 1,210
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% -3.41%

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 24,381 24,424 22,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.31% 14.74% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19,945 19,913 19,083
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +2.67%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -2 867 £47,500 -5.00% 165
UK excluding London -31 553 £43,500 -3.33% 143
London +53 323 £52,500 -12.50% 41
South East -18 179 £45,000 -10.00% 46
North of England -8 135 £40,000 -11.11% 37
North West +18 80 £43,000 -4.44% 16
Midlands +2 73 £47,500 +26.67% 14
East of England +4 72 £47,500 -5.00% 5
South West +23 71 £46,250 +2.78% 22
West Midlands +30 55 £47,500 +26.67% 8
Yorkshire -21 51 £37,500 -16.67% 16
East Midlands +8 18 £43,750 +6.06% 6
Scotland +8 16 £33,500 -21.18% 6
Wales +1 6 £40,000 - 13
North East +16 4 £34,375 +37.50% 5
Northern Ireland -19 1 £22,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 858 (93.36%) VMware
2 664 (72.25%) Windows
3 545 (59.30%) Active Directory
4 542 (58.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 472 (51.36%) Windows Server
6 467 (50.82%) Microsoft
7 402 (43.74%) Office 365
8 362 (39.39%) Azure
9 298 (32.43%) DNS
10 286 (31.12%) Cisco
11 275 (29.92%) Linux
12 271 (29.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 266 (28.94%) DHCP
14 247 (26.88%) Hyper-V
15 237 (25.79%) Firewall
16 235 (25.57%) AWS
17 227 (24.70%) Windows Server 2012
18 222 (24.16%) PowerShell
19 205 (22.31%) Citrix
20 202 (21.98%) ITIL
21 176 (19.15%) SAN
22 173 (18.82%) MS Exchange
23 167 (18.17%) SQL Server
24 161 (17.52%) SCCM
25 157 (17.08%) VMware ESXi
25 157 (17.08%) TCP/IP
26 155 (16.87%) HP
27 153 (16.65%) Windows Server 2008
28 143 (15.56%) SQL
29 138 (15.02%) Dell

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
1 173 (18.82%) MS Exchange
2 86 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 81 (8.81%) SharePoint
4 54 (5.88%) Skype for Business
5 48 (5.22%) IIS
6 46 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (4.68%) OpenStack
8 22 (2.39%) Tomcat
9 19 (2.07%) Apache
9 19 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (1.96%) SAS
11 17 (1.85%) CloudStack
12 14 (1.52%) WebSphere
13 13 (1.41%) Confluence
14 11 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
17 4 (0.44%) JBoss
17 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 58 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.22%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 402 (43.74%) Office 365
2 362 (39.39%) Azure
3 235 (25.57%) AWS
4 74 (8.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (4.68%) IaaS
6 31 (3.37%) SaaS
7 30 (3.26%) OneDrive
7 30 (3.26%) PaaS
8 28 (3.05%) GCP
9 25 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (2.07%) OpenShift
11 12 (1.31%) GitHub
12 10 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.98%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.22%) Azure Functions
16 2 (0.22%) Power Platform
16 2 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 298 (32.43%) DNS
2 266 (28.94%) DHCP
3 237 (25.79%) Firewall
4 176 (19.15%) SAN
5 157 (17.08%) TCP/IP
6 118 (12.84%) VPN
7 113 (12.30%) LAN
8 105 (11.43%) WAN
9 87 (9.47%) VLAN
10 65 (7.07%) iSCSI
11 57 (6.20%) NAS
12 51 (5.55%) Fibre Channel
12 51 (5.55%) VoIP
13 50 (5.44%) Wireless
14 48 (5.22%) MPLS
14 48 (5.22%) VSAN
15 47 (5.11%) Cisco ASA
16 43 (4.68%) Skype
17 39 (4.24%) NetScaler
18 35 (3.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (18.17%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (1.96%) MySQL
4 16 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.87%) Big Data
9 5 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.44%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.44%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.33%) DB2
11 3 (0.33%) FileMaker
11 3 (0.33%) Ingres
11 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.33%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 55 (5.98%) Jenkins
2 43 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 26 (2.83%) SonarQube
4 24 (2.61%) DbUnit
4 24 (2.61%) jMock
4 24 (2.61%) JUnit
4 24 (2.61%) Maven
4 24 (2.61%) Mockito
5 22 (2.39%) JIRA
6 14 (1.52%) GitLab
7 11 (1.20%) Bitbucket
7 11 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (1.09%) Vagrant
9 7 (0.76%) Axure RP
9 7 (0.76%) CF BOSH
10 6 (0.65%) Selenium
11 5 (0.54%) Robot Framework
11 5 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 137 (14.91%) Finance
2 54 (5.88%) Retail
3 25 (2.72%) Banking
4 19 (2.07%) Back Office
5 18 (1.96%) Public Sector
6 14 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.31%) Law
8 10 (1.09%) Online Betting
9 9 (0.98%) Electronics
9 9 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.98%) Marketing
10 8 (0.87%) Advertising
11 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.54%) Front Office
11 5 (0.54%) Legal
12 4 (0.44%) Local Government
13 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Games
14 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 225 (24.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 92 (10.01%) Analyst
3 88 (9.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 76 (8.27%) Support Engineer
5 72 (7.83%) Administrator
6 71 (7.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 63 (6.86%) Systems Administrator
8 62 (6.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 61 (6.64%) Systems Engineer
10 59 (6.42%) VMware Engineer
11 57 (6.20%) IT Engineer
12 54 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
13 53 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
14 52 (5.66%) Consultant
14 52 (5.66%) Server Engineer
15 42 (4.57%) Cloud Engineer
15 42 (4.57%) Linux Engineer
16 39 (4.24%) Developer
16 39 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support
17 36 (3.92%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (5.98%) Web Services
2 31 (3.37%) RESTful
3 26 (2.83%) SOAP
4 24 (2.61%) Apache Camel
4 24 (2.61%) J2EE
4 24 (2.61%) PowerMock
5 19 (2.07%) XML
6 14 (1.52%) REST
7 13 (1.41%) Spring
8 11 (1.20%) LDAP
9 10 (1.09%) SAML
10 9 (0.98%) .NET
11 8 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (0.87%) Node.js
12 7 (0.76%) Middleware
13 4 (0.44%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.44%) LAMP
14 3 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
15 2 (0.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 113 (12.30%) Data Centre
2 78 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (6.31%) Clustering
4 50 (5.44%) Public Cloud
5 49 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (3.81%) Enterprise Storage
6 35 (3.81%) Replication
7 32 (3.48%) Hybrid Cloud
8 31 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
9 29 (3.16%) Management Information System
10 20 (2.18%) Driving Licence
11 18 (1.96%) EMC VNX
11 18 (1.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 17 (1.85%) Hedge funds
13 16 (1.74%) CMDB
14 15 (1.63%) Private Cloud
15 11 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
16 8 (0.87%) Algorithms
17 7 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 664 (72.25%) Windows
2 472 (51.36%) Windows Server
3 275 (29.92%) Linux
4 227 (24.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 153 (16.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (9.90%) Windows 10
7 50 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (5.33%) Unix
9 45 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (4.46%) Ubuntu
10 41 (4.46%) Windows 7
11 39 (4.24%) CentOS
12 27 (2.94%) Windows 8
13 18 (1.96%) Mac OS
14 16 (1.74%) Android
15 13 (1.41%) SUSE
16 12 (1.31%) Data ONTAP
17 11 (1.20%) Debian
17 11 (1.20%) VMS
18 8 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (29.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 202 (21.98%) ITIL
3 126 (13.71%) DevOps
4 110 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
5 105 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 98 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (9.68%) Project Delivery
8 76 (8.27%) Migration
9 70 (7.62%) Mentoring
10 51 (5.55%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 50 (5.44%) Service Delivery
12 49 (5.33%) Project Management
13 43 (4.68%) Business Continuity
14 41 (4.46%) Change Management
14 41 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
14 41 (4.46%) TDD
15 40 (4.35%) Configuration Management
15 40 (4.35%) Deployment Automation
16 39 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 222 (24.16%) PowerShell
2 143 (15.56%) SQL
3 102 (11.10%) Python
4 57 (6.20%) Java
5 55 (5.98%) Bash Shell
6 46 (5.01%) Ruby
7 44 (4.79%) Perl
8 33 (3.59%) C
9 27 (2.94%) JavaScript
10 16 (1.74%) Go
11 15 (1.63%) C#
12 14 (1.52%) C++
13 12 (1.31%) PHP
14 10 (1.09%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.87%) Kotlin
16 7 (0.76%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.65%) VBScript
18 4 (0.44%) VB
19 3 (0.33%) Ada
19 3 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 133 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (11.10%) MCSE
3 78 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (7.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 60 (6.53%) CCNA
5 60 (6.53%) Security Cleared
6 53 (5.77%) MCSA
7 44 (4.79%) SC Cleared
8 34 (3.70%) CCNP
9 32 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (3.05%) Degree
11 17 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
12 16 (1.74%) VCP6
13 14 (1.52%) DV Cleared
13 14 (1.52%) RHCE
13 14 (1.52%) VCP5
14 12 (1.31%) MCITP
15 11 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (1.20%) MCP
16 8 (0.87%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.55%) SLA
2 28 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.52%) PMO
5 8 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (0.54%) GDPR
7 3 (0.33%) QA
7 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 545 (59.30%) Active Directory
2 542 (58.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 247 (26.88%) Hyper-V
4 157 (17.08%) VMware ESXi
5 131 (14.25%) XenApp
6 77 (8.38%) XenDesktop
7 66 (7.18%) Virtual Machines
8 63 (6.86%) Docker
9 59 (6.42%) VMware NSX
10 47 (5.11%) vCloud
11 38 (4.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 26 (2.83%) NFS
12 26 (2.83%) Virtual Servers
12 26 (2.83%) Xen
13 25 (2.72%) KVM
14 18 (1.96%) Terminal Services
15 17 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
16 14 (1.52%) DFS Replication
17 11 (1.20%) VirtualBox
18 8 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 161 (17.52%) SCCM
2 78 (8.49%) Ansible
3 68 (7.40%) Puppet
4 65 (7.07%) vRealize
5 58 (6.31%) WSUS
6 55 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
7 51 (5.55%) Terraform
8 50 (5.44%) vCenter Server
9 48 (5.22%) Backup Exec
10 43 (4.68%) Kubernetes
11 41 (4.46%) SCOM
12 27 (2.94%) Nagios
12 27 (2.94%) PowerCLI
13 16 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
13 16 (1.74%) SCVMM
13 16 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
14 15 (1.63%) Nessus
15 13 (1.41%) SCOrch
15 13 (1.41%) XenMobile
16 12 (1.31%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 858 (93.36%) VMware
2 467 (50.82%) Microsoft
3 286 (31.12%) Cisco
4 205 (22.31%) Citrix
5 155 (16.87%) HP
6 138 (15.02%) Dell
7 128 (13.93%) Veeam
8 73 (7.94%) NetApp
9 57 (6.20%) Red Hat
10 56 (6.09%) EMC
11 38 (4.13%) 3PAR
12 35 (3.81%) IBM
13 31 (3.37%) Meraki
14 30 (3.26%) Brocade
15 29 (3.16%) Dell Compellent
16 27 (2.94%) Symantec
17 24 (2.61%) Palo Alto
18 23 (2.50%) F5
19 22 (2.39%) Avaya
19 22 (2.39%) SonicWALL