Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 426 397 313
Rank change year-on-year -29 -84 +7
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1,191 1,395 2,039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.79% 1.03%
As % of the System Software category 4.81% 6.22% 8.28%
Number of salaries quoted 903 1,241 1,804
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.17% +8.24%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year +4.71% -4.49% +11.25%

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 24,745 22,434 24,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.64% 12.73% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 20,026 18,894 20,882
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 -37 1,116 £47,500 +5.56% 132
UK excluding London -21 792 £44,500 +4.71% 91
London -74 359 £60,000 +20.00% 44
South East +7 262 £50,000 +17.65% 26
North of England -31 162 £42,500 -5.56% 25
East of England +79 159 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Midlands -8 113 £37,500 -11.76% 11
Yorkshire -8 81 £41,250 -8.33% 9
North West -13 76 £45,000 - 15
West Midlands +30 72 £35,000 -6.67% 8
South West -32 58 £45,000 +5.88% 10
East Midlands -17 41 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Scotland -23 21 £40,000 -23.81%
Northern Ireland - 9 £24,500 -
Wales 0 8 £40,000 +6.67% 3
North East -16 5 £25,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 1,018 (85.47%) VMware
2 860 (72.21%) Windows
3 677 (56.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 641 (53.82%) Active Directory
5 604 (50.71%) Microsoft
6 568 (47.69%) Windows Server
7 435 (36.52%) Linux
8 340 (28.55%) Firewall
9 338 (28.38%) Citrix
10 332 (27.88%) SAN
11 330 (27.71%) Microsoft Azure
12 327 (27.46%) PowerShell
13 326 (27.37%) Cisco
14 323 (27.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 294 (24.69%) Office 365
16 292 (24.52%) DNS
17 285 (23.93%) Amazon AWS
18 283 (23.76%) Windows Server 2012
19 275 (23.09%) ITIL
20 265 (22.25%) SQL Server
21 259 (21.75%) Windows Server 2008
22 252 (21.16%) SCCM
22 252 (21.16%) MS Exchange
23 246 (20.65%) SQL
23 246 (20.65%) VMware ESXi
24 228 (19.14%) Microsoft Certification
25 221 (18.56%) Python
26 213 (17.88%) TCP/IP
27 209 (17.55%) Hyper-V
28 206 (17.30%) HP

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
1 252 (21.16%) MS Exchange
2 116 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 81 (6.80%) OpenStack
4 76 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 69 (5.79%) IIS
6 65 (5.46%) CloudStack
6 65 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (3.95%) Skype for Business
8 40 (3.36%) Apache Pig
9 31 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (1.68%) nginx
11 15 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (1.01%) JBoss
13 12 (1.01%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.92%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.84%) Confluence
16 8 (0.67%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 89 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.84%) Infor SunSystems
1 10 (0.84%) ReMetrica
2 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.17%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.17%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.084%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 330 (27.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 294 (24.69%) Office 365
3 285 (23.93%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (2.52%) IaaS
6 20 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (1.68%) PaaS
7 17 (1.43%) OpenShift
7 17 (1.43%) SaaS
8 12 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.84%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.59%) GitHub
11 5 (0.42%) Azure Functions
11 5 (0.42%) Serverless
12 4 (0.34%) CloudBees
12 4 (0.34%) Slack
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.084%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.084%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 340 (28.55%) Firewall
2 332 (27.88%) SAN
3 292 (24.52%) DNS
4 213 (17.88%) TCP/IP
5 199 (16.71%) DHCP
6 108 (9.07%) NAS
6 108 (9.07%) WAN
7 103 (8.65%) LAN
8 83 (6.97%) VPN
9 73 (6.13%) NetScaler
10 69 (5.79%) VSAN
11 63 (5.29%) HTTP
11 63 (5.29%) Network Security
12 58 (4.87%) VLAN
13 52 (4.37%) SSL
14 43 (3.61%) Remote Desktop
15 41 (3.44%) Internet
16 40 (3.36%) Skype
17 39 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
18 37 (3.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (22.25%) SQL Server
2 77 (6.47%) Big Data
3 61 (5.12%) MySQL
4 60 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 52 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (3.61%) Hadoop
7 40 (3.36%) Apache Hive
8 30 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 27 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
10 19 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.43%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.43%) Redis
12 11 (0.92%) Neo4j
13 5 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.34%) Blockchain
14 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 2 (0.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 95 (7.98%) Jenkins
2 84 (7.05%) Git (software)
3 55 (4.62%) JIRA
4 53 (4.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 42 (3.53%) Selenium
6 41 (3.44%) Bitbucket
7 40 (3.36%) CodeSonar
7 40 (3.36%) git-flow
7 40 (3.36%) Robot Framework
8 39 (3.27%) GitLab
9 17 (1.43%) TeamCity
9 17 (1.43%) Vagrant
9 17 (1.43%) WiX
10 12 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (0.67%) SoapUI
12 8 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.42%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.42%) Chocolatey
13 5 (0.42%) Trac
General
1 173 (14.53%) Finance
2 47 (3.95%) Banking
3 45 (3.78%) Telecoms
4 43 (3.61%) Retail
5 32 (2.69%) Law
6 23 (1.93%) Legal
7 22 (1.85%) Back Office
8 20 (1.68%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.01%) Electronics
10 11 (0.92%) Marketing
11 10 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.67%) Games
12 8 (0.67%) Military
13 6 (0.50%) Advertising
14 4 (0.34%) Automotive
14 4 (0.34%) Publishing
15 3 (0.25%) German Language
16 2 (0.17%) Billing
16 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.17%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 263 (22.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 126 (10.58%) Support Engineer
3 112 (9.40%) Analyst
4 104 (8.73%) Architect
5 90 (7.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 80 (6.72%) VMware Engineer
7 79 (6.63%) Administrator
8 68 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
9 67 (5.63%) Infrastructure Support
9 67 (5.63%) IT Engineer
10 64 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
11 63 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
12 59 (4.95%) Consultant
13 57 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
14 55 (4.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 52 (4.37%) Infrastructure Architect
16 48 (4.03%) Windows Engineer
17 46 (3.86%) Cloud Engineer
18 45 (3.78%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
19 44 (3.69%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (5.37%) Web Services
2 62 (5.21%) .NET
3 55 (4.62%) Node.js
4 52 (4.37%) REST
5 48 (4.03%) SOAP
6 47 (3.95%) .NET Framework
7 44 (3.69%) Django
7 44 (3.69%) LAMP
8 41 (3.44%) ASP.NET
8 41 (3.44%) Java EE
8 41 (3.44%) RabbitMQ
9 40 (3.36%) Spring MVC
9 40 (3.36%) STL
10 34 (2.85%) Middleware
11 25 (2.10%) Flask
11 25 (2.10%) Kafka
12 24 (2.02%) Flash
12 24 (2.02%) J2EE
13 17 (1.43%) Celery
13 17 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 176 (14.78%) Data Centre
2 127 (10.66%) Self-Motivation
3 105 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (7.98%) Public Cloud
5 47 (3.95%) Replication
6 42 (3.53%) Linux Command Line
6 42 (3.53%) Management Information System
7 34 (2.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 32 (2.69%) Computer Science
9 31 (2.60%) Clustering
10 22 (1.85%) PKI
11 20 (1.68%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
12 19 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.60%) Private Cloud
13 15 (1.26%) EMC VMAX
13 15 (1.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 13 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (1.01%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.84%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 860 (72.21%) Windows
2 568 (47.69%) Windows Server
3 435 (36.52%) Linux
4 283 (23.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 259 (21.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 111 (9.32%) Unix
7 95 (7.98%) Windows 10
8 81 (6.80%) Windows 7
9 75 (6.30%) Android
10 72 (6.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 65 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 54 (4.53%) Apple iOS
13 52 (4.37%) Mac OS X
14 41 (3.44%) Ubuntu
15 32 (2.69%) Windows XP
16 31 (2.60%) CentOS
17 29 (2.43%) Windows 8
18 19 (1.60%) Solaris
19 17 (1.43%) Debian
20 13 (1.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (27.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 275 (23.09%) ITIL
3 154 (12.93%) DevOps
4 137 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
5 118 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
6 112 (9.40%) Configuration Management
7 87 (7.30%) Migration
8 77 (6.47%) Mentoring
8 77 (6.47%) Service Management
9 75 (6.30%) Cybersecurity
9 75 (6.30%) Service Delivery
10 74 (6.21%) Test Automation
11 73 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
12 71 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
13 70 (5.88%) Scrum
13 70 (5.88%) Software Engineering
14 65 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
15 62 (5.21%) Change Management
16 53 (4.45%) Patch Management
17 50 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 327 (27.46%) PowerShell
2 246 (20.65%) SQL
3 221 (18.56%) Python
4 174 (14.61%) Bash Shell
5 115 (9.66%) Ruby
6 100 (8.40%) JavaScript
7 80 (6.72%) Java
8 74 (6.21%) C
9 64 (5.37%) C#
10 51 (4.28%) C++
11 47 (3.95%) Go
12 42 (3.53%) PHP
13 40 (3.36%) Objective-C
14 26 (2.18%) VBScript
15 23 (1.93%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.26%) Perl
17 9 (0.76%) VB
18 3 (0.25%) TypeScript
19 2 (0.17%) Korn
20 1 (0.084%) Rust
Qualifications
1 228 (19.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 198 (16.62%) MCSE
3 146 (12.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 126 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
5 125 (10.50%) Security Cleared
6 105 (8.82%) CCNA
7 87 (7.30%) Degree
8 79 (6.63%) DV Cleared
9 72 (6.05%) MCSA
10 61 (5.12%) MCITP
11 53 (4.45%) SC Cleared
12 50 (4.20%) CISSP
13 46 (3.86%) ITIL Certification
13 46 (3.86%) Network+ Certification
14 41 (3.44%) SANS
15 40 (3.36%) CompTIA Security+
15 40 (3.36%) GIAC
15 40 (3.36%) Linux+ Certification
15 40 (3.36%) SSCP
16 34 (2.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.63%) SLA
2 36 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.10%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.18%) GDPR
5 5 (0.42%) GCP
5 5 (0.42%) PMO
6 3 (0.25%) QA
7 2 (0.17%) COBIT
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.084%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 677 (56.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 641 (53.82%) Active Directory
3 246 (20.65%) VMware ESXi
4 209 (17.55%) Hyper-V
5 185 (15.53%) XenApp
6 150 (12.59%) XenDesktop
7 130 (10.92%) Docker
8 73 (6.13%) Virtual Servers
8 73 (6.13%) VMware NSX
9 66 (5.54%) Virtual Machines
10 52 (4.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 51 (4.28%) XenServer
12 45 (3.78%) vCloud
13 33 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
14 30 (2.52%) Xen
15 29 (2.43%) Terminal Services
16 28 (2.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 20 (1.68%) Firmware
18 12 (1.01%) VirtualBox
18 12 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 252 (21.16%) SCCM
2 179 (15.03%) Puppet
3 152 (12.76%) Ansible
4 142 (11.92%) vCenter Server
5 110 (9.24%) SCOM
6 94 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
7 79 (6.63%) vRealize
8 52 (4.37%) Salt
9 50 (4.20%) Kubernetes
10 39 (3.27%) WSUS
11 33 (2.77%) Terraform
12 32 (2.69%) Cobbler
13 31 (2.60%) vMotion
14 26 (2.18%) Backup Exec
14 26 (2.18%) Microsoft Clustering
15 25 (2.10%) logstash
15 25 (2.10%) Rancher
16 24 (2.02%) PowerCLI
17 22 (1.85%) HAProxy
18 18 (1.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,018 (85.47%) VMware
2 604 (50.71%) Microsoft
3 338 (28.38%) Citrix
4 326 (27.37%) Cisco
5 206 (17.30%) HP
6 109 (9.15%) Veeam
7 95 (7.98%) NetApp
8 77 (6.47%) Red Hat
9 74 (6.21%) Dell
10 69 (5.79%) EMC
11 65 (5.46%) Oracle
12 64 (5.37%) Ivanti
13 47 (3.95%) SonicWALL
14 41 (3.44%) CommVault
15 35 (2.94%) F5
15 35 (2.94%) Splunk
16 34 (2.85%) Fortinet
16 34 (2.85%) IBM
17 33 (2.77%) McAfee
18 32 (2.69%) Avaya