Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 387 311 303
Rank change year-on-year -76 -8 +22
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1401 2045 2293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 1.03% 1.06%
As % of the System Software category 6.25% 8.28% 9.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1247 1817 1990
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -

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 22409 24695 25427
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.73% 12.47% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 18907 20939 21020
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +7.14%

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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 2017. 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 -74 1336 £45,000 -3.54% 72
UK excluding London -71 876 £42,500 -3.41% 64
London -56 508 £50,000 -3.85% 15
South East -94 262 £42,500 -15.00% 15
North of England -1 245 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Midlands +12 136 £42,500 -0.01% 6
Yorkshire +13 130 £45,000 +12.50% 9
North West +1 111 £45,000 +5.88% 5
South West -23 94 £42,500 +6.25% 15
East of England -57 92 £45,000 - 7
West Midlands +8 75 £37,500 -16.67% 3
East Midlands +31 61 £42,500 +1.19% 3
Scotland +17 32 £50,000 +29.30% 5
Wales +5 15 £37,500 -6.25% 2
North East +14 4 £25,000 -35.06%
Channel Islands - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1198 (85.51%) VMware
2 1094 (78.09%) Windows
3 806 (57.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 785 (56.03%) Active Directory
5 733 (52.32%) Windows Server
6 688 (49.11%) Microsoft
7 487 (34.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 486 (34.69%) Linux
9 481 (34.33%) SAN
10 423 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 417 (29.76%) Cisco
12 401 (28.62%) MS Exchange
13 375 (26.77%) Firewall
14 347 (24.77%) ITIL
15 344 (24.55%) Office 365
16 340 (24.27%) Citrix
17 324 (23.13%) SQL
18 311 (22.20%) SQL Server
19 287 (20.49%) DNS
20 275 (19.63%) HP
21 274 (19.56%) Microsoft Certification
22 250 (17.84%) PowerShell
23 249 (17.77%) Amazon AWS
23 249 (17.77%) DHCP
24 248 (17.70%) Hyper-V
25 247 (17.63%) Microsoft Azure
26 228 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2010
27 212 (15.13%) MCSE
28 211 (15.06%) SCCM
29 204 (14.56%) NetApp

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
1 401 (28.62%) MS Exchange
2 228 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 166 (11.85%) IIS
4 124 (8.85%) OpenStack
5 121 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 121 (8.64%) SharePoint
6 101 (7.21%) CloudStack
7 98 (7.00%) Skype for Business
8 54 (3.85%) Apache
9 46 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 45 (3.21%) JBoss
11 44 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 27 (1.93%) WebSphere
13 26 (1.86%) WebLogic
14 22 (1.57%) Tomcat
15 21 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 19 (1.36%) SAS
17 18 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
18 17 (1.21%) CMS
18 17 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 96 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.071%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.071%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 344 (24.55%) Office 365
2 249 (17.77%) Amazon AWS
3 247 (17.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 51 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (1.78%) SaaS
6 24 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 24 (1.71%) PaaS
7 21 (1.50%) IaaS
8 16 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (0.79%) OneDrive
11 8 (0.57%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.43%) Dropbox
13 6 (0.43%) GitHub
13 6 (0.43%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.21%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 481 (34.33%) SAN
2 375 (26.77%) Firewall
3 287 (20.49%) DNS
4 249 (17.77%) DHCP
5 189 (13.49%) WAN
6 182 (12.99%) LAN
7 167 (11.92%) TCP/IP
8 130 (9.28%) VPN
9 118 (8.42%) NAS
10 99 (7.07%) iSCSI
11 83 (5.92%) Skype
12 76 (5.42%) Internet
13 70 (5.00%) VoIP
14 69 (4.93%) Network Security
15 62 (4.43%) VLAN
16 49 (3.50%) Wireless
17 41 (2.93%) Fibre Channel
18 39 (2.78%) NetScaler
19 38 (2.71%) MPLS
20 37 (2.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (22.20%) SQL Server
2 81 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (3.28%) MySQL
5 42 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (1.00%) MongoDB
8 13 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (0.93%) Hadoop
9 11 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.71%) Redis
11 7 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.21%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.21%) OpenTSDB
13 2 (0.14%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.14%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 72 (5.14%) Jenkins
2 62 (4.43%) Git (software)
3 34 (2.43%) TeamCity
4 31 (2.21%) Subversion
5 23 (1.64%) MSI
6 13 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (0.79%) Vagrant
9 10 (0.71%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.64%) JUnit
10 9 (0.64%) Maven
11 8 (0.57%) JIRA
12 7 (0.50%) AdminStudio
12 7 (0.50%) InstallShield
12 7 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.43%) DbUnit
13 6 (0.43%) jMock
13 6 (0.43%) Mockito
13 6 (0.43%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.36%) Bitbucket
General
1 196 (13.99%) Finance
2 51 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.28%) Manufacturing
4 30 (2.14%) Law
5 26 (1.86%) Legal
6 24 (1.71%) Banking
7 22 (1.57%) Retail
8 14 (1.00%) Back Office
8 14 (1.00%) Military
9 12 (0.86%) Advertising
10 11 (0.79%) Marketing
11 8 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.36%) Games
13 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.21%) Electronics
14 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Billing
15 2 (0.14%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 392 (27.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 178 (12.71%) Analyst
3 173 (12.35%) Support Engineer
4 137 (9.78%) VMware Engineer
5 130 (9.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 121 (8.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 105 (7.49%) IT Support
8 100 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
9 96 (6.85%) IT Engineer
9 96 (6.85%) Support Analyst
10 93 (6.64%) Infrastructure Support
11 88 (6.28%) 3rd Line Support
12 87 (6.21%) Administrator
13 84 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
14 77 (5.50%) Systems Administrator
15 76 (5.42%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 73 (5.21%) Server Engineer
17 72 (5.14%) Platform Engineer
18 71 (5.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 65 (4.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.57%) .NET
2 42 (3.00%) Web Services
3 21 (1.50%) LAMP
4 19 (1.36%) Software Packaging
5 18 (1.28%) SOAP
6 15 (1.07%) Middleware
7 12 (0.86%) XML
8 11 (0.79%) REST
9 7 (0.50%) 802.1X
10 6 (0.43%) J2EE
10 6 (0.43%) PowerMock
10 6 (0.43%) RESTful
10 6 (0.43%) Spring
11 4 (0.29%) Apache Camel
11 4 (0.29%) COM
11 4 (0.29%) Velocity
12 3 (0.21%) jBPM
12 3 (0.21%) JSON
12 3 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
13 2 (0.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 155 (11.06%) Data Centre
2 68 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.28%) Driving Licence
4 54 (3.85%) Replication
5 51 (3.64%) Clustering
5 51 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 42 (3.00%) EMC VNX
7 29 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 20 (1.43%) HP Storage
10 19 (1.36%) Blackberry
10 19 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 17 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (1.14%) CESG
12 16 (1.14%) PKI
13 14 (1.00%) Fat Client
13 14 (1.00%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.00%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.93%) iPad
14 13 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1094 (78.09%) Windows
2 733 (52.32%) Windows Server
3 487 (34.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 486 (34.69%) Linux
5 423 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 167 (11.92%) Unix
7 147 (10.49%) Windows 10
8 135 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 131 (9.35%) Windows 7
10 126 (8.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 62 (4.43%) CentOS
12 49 (3.50%) Windows 8
13 36 (2.57%) Ubuntu
14 23 (1.64%) Windows XP
15 20 (1.43%) Solaris
16 17 (1.21%) Data ONTAP
17 16 (1.14%) Apple iOS
18 15 (1.07%) Mac OS X
19 14 (1.00%) Debian
20 12 (0.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (24.77%) ITIL
2 184 (13.13%) DevOps
3 170 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (11.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 128 (9.14%) Configuration Management
6 123 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
7 109 (7.78%) Scrum
8 95 (6.78%) DSDM
8 95 (6.78%) Migration
9 85 (6.07%) RUP
10 70 (5.00%) Change Management
11 69 (4.93%) Service Management
12 63 (4.50%) Mentoring
13 61 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
14 60 (4.28%) Project Management
15 57 (4.07%) Presales
16 55 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
16 55 (3.93%) High Availability
17 50 (3.57%) Time Management
18 49 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 324 (23.13%) SQL
2 250 (17.84%) PowerShell
3 171 (12.21%) Python
4 131 (9.35%) Bash Shell
5 127 (9.06%) Ruby
6 109 (7.78%) Shell Script
7 64 (4.57%) Java
8 44 (3.14%) Perl
9 29 (2.07%) VBScript
10 28 (2.00%) Go
11 25 (1.78%) VB
12 14 (1.00%) C#
13 12 (0.86%) Groovy
14 11 (0.79%) C
14 11 (0.79%) PHP
15 9 (0.64%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.50%) JavaScript
16 7 (0.50%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.071%) C++
17 1 (0.071%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 274 (19.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 212 (15.13%) MCSE
3 173 (12.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 134 (9.56%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (7.78%) MCSA
6 103 (7.35%) Security Cleared
7 99 (7.07%) CCNA
8 97 (6.92%) MCITP
9 80 (5.71%) SC Cleared
10 73 (5.21%) Degree
11 43 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (3.00%) MCP
13 38 (2.71%) Citrix Certification
14 34 (2.43%) CCNP
15 32 (2.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 29 (2.07%) CCA
16 29 (2.07%) CISSP
17 28 (2.00%) DV Cleared
18 27 (1.93%) MCTS
19 20 (1.43%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.92%) SLA
2 43 (3.07%) PCI DSS
3 37 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.50%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.93%) QA
6 7 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.21%) GDPR
8 3 (0.21%) PMO
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 806 (57.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 785 (56.03%) Active Directory
3 248 (17.70%) Hyper-V
4 198 (14.13%) VMware ESXi
5 166 (11.85%) XenApp
6 123 (8.78%) XenServer
7 101 (7.21%) Xen
8 97 (6.92%) XenDesktop
9 50 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
10 49 (3.50%) vCloud
11 48 (3.43%) Docker
12 35 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
13 30 (2.14%) Terminal Services
14 24 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
15 23 (1.64%) NFS
15 23 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
16 21 (1.50%) VMware NSX
17 19 (1.36%) KVM
18 14 (1.00%) LXC
19 12 (0.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 211 (15.06%) SCCM
2 174 (12.42%) Opscode Chef
3 154 (10.99%) Puppet
4 104 (7.42%) vCenter Server
5 99 (7.07%) Backup Exec
6 96 (6.85%) Tivoli
7 95 (6.78%) Ansible
8 89 (6.35%) SCOM
9 86 (6.14%) WSUS
10 85 (6.07%) Cobbler
11 43 (3.07%) Terraform
12 42 (3.00%) Nagios
13 29 (2.07%) vRealize
14 22 (1.57%) PowerCLI
15 21 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 21 (1.50%) SCSM
16 19 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
17 18 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
18 17 (1.21%) Kubernetes
18 17 (1.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 1198 (85.51%) VMware
2 688 (49.11%) Microsoft
3 417 (29.76%) Cisco
4 340 (24.27%) Citrix
5 275 (19.63%) HP
6 204 (14.56%) NetApp
7 156 (11.13%) Dell
8 152 (10.85%) Veeam
9 148 (10.56%) Oracle
10 128 (9.14%) Red Hat
11 114 (8.14%) EMC
12 94 (6.71%) EnterpriseDB
13 67 (4.78%) IBM
14 47 (3.35%) SonicWALL
15 41 (2.93%) F5
16 39 (2.78%) CheckPoint
16 39 (2.78%) Symantec
17 36 (2.57%) Apple
17 36 (2.57%) CommVault
18 35 (2.50%) Sophos