Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 450 432 367
Rank change year-on-year -18 -65 -38
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 981 1,230 1,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.70% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 4.17% 5.22% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 793 1,015 1,245
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +1.14%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £68,500 £70,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23,532 23,585 21,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 13.38% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 19,243 19,465 17,852
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 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 -17 919 £45,000 - 163
UK excluding London -18 590 £42,500 - 131
London 0 363 £50,000 -9.09% 37
South East -6 197 £45,000 -10.00% 44
North of England -31 99 £39,000 +1.30% 26
East of England +51 97 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Midlands +26 90 £38,500 -1.28% 20
North West +44 71 £39,000 -9.30% 14
South West -8 67 £45,000 - 26
West Midlands +17 60 £38,000 +1.33% 11
East Midlands +35 30 £38,500 -9.41% 9
Yorkshire -53 26 £40,000 +6.67% 11
Scotland +4 25 £34,250 -19.41% 4
Wales +15 12 £41,500 +19.42% 1
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -
North East +9 2 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Northern Ireland -17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 884 (90.11%) VMware
2 694 (70.74%) Windows
3 623 (63.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 562 (57.29%) Active Directory
5 546 (55.66%) Microsoft
6 468 (47.71%) Windows Server
7 363 (37.00%) Office 365
8 352 (35.88%) Cisco
9 335 (34.15%) Linux
10 302 (30.78%) Microsoft Azure
11 288 (29.36%) PowerShell
12 282 (28.75%) Firewall
13 277 (28.24%) ITIL
14 263 (26.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 235 (23.96%) Citrix
16 231 (23.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 228 (23.24%) Hyper-V
18 224 (22.83%) TCP/IP
19 215 (21.92%) DNS
19 215 (21.92%) Windows Server 2008
20 213 (21.71%) MS Exchange
21 203 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
22 199 (20.29%) SAN
23 197 (20.08%) Amazon AWS
24 195 (19.88%) Microsoft Certification
25 167 (17.02%) MCSE
26 164 (16.72%) SCCM
27 162 (16.51%) HP
28 161 (16.41%) SQL
29 158 (16.11%) SQL Server

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
1 213 (21.71%) MS Exchange
2 94 (9.58%) SharePoint
3 81 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 72 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 57 (5.81%) Skype for Business
6 49 (4.99%) IIS
7 25 (2.55%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.63%) IBM Domino
9 14 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.02%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.82%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.71%) CloudStack
14 7 (0.71%) nginx
15 6 (0.61%) Confluence
15 6 (0.61%) SAS
15 6 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.41%) Apache
Applications
1 103 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 363 (37.00%) Office 365
2 302 (30.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (20.08%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (4.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (3.87%) IaaS
6 34 (3.47%) SaaS
7 28 (2.85%) Mimecast
8 25 (2.55%) PaaS
9 19 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (1.53%) OpenShift
11 10 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.20%) G Suite
14 2 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.10%) Route 53
15 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 282 (28.75%) Firewall
2 224 (22.83%) TCP/IP
3 215 (21.92%) DNS
4 199 (20.29%) SAN
5 152 (15.49%) DHCP
6 90 (9.17%) LAN
7 89 (9.07%) WAN
8 65 (6.63%) VLAN
9 60 (6.12%) VPN
10 59 (6.01%) Fibre Channel
11 54 (5.50%) NAS
11 54 (5.50%) NetScaler
12 51 (5.20%) iSCSI
13 39 (3.98%) VSAN
14 37 (3.77%) Network Security
15 34 (3.47%) VoIP
16 30 (3.06%) MPLS
16 30 (3.06%) Wireless
17 27 (2.75%) Cisco Nexus
17 27 (2.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.04%) MySQL
4 15 (1.53%) Big Data
4 15 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.22%) Neo4j
7 11 (1.12%) Hadoop
7 11 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.82%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.41%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.31%) Redis
12 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 63 (6.42%) Git (software)
2 55 (5.61%) Jenkins
3 47 (4.79%) JIRA
4 42 (4.28%) Vagrant
5 39 (3.98%) GitLab
6 16 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (1.33%) Selenium
8 12 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (1.12%) Bitbucket
9 11 (1.12%) CodeSonar
9 11 (1.12%) git-flow
9 11 (1.12%) Robot Framework
10 9 (0.92%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.71%) DbUnit
11 7 (0.71%) jMock
11 7 (0.71%) JUnit
11 7 (0.71%) Maven
11 7 (0.71%) Mockito
11 7 (0.71%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.51%) MSI
General
1 103 (10.50%) Finance
2 39 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.57%) Banking
4 32 (3.26%) Retail
5 23 (2.34%) Advertising
6 21 (2.14%) Electronics
7 20 (2.04%) Legal
7 20 (2.04%) Marketing
8 19 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.63%) Law
10 10 (1.02%) Billing
11 7 (0.71%) Games
12 4 (0.41%) Back Office
13 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 210 (21.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 161 (16.41%) Support Engineer
3 101 (10.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 98 (9.99%) VMware Engineer
5 86 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
6 76 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
7 73 (7.44%) Analyst
8 61 (6.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 52 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
10 51 (5.20%) Architect
11 49 (4.99%) Consultant
12 46 (4.69%) Server Engineer
13 43 (4.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 43 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
13 43 (4.38%) IT Engineer
13 43 (4.38%) Office 365 Engineer
14 42 (4.28%) Developer
15 40 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support
16 39 (3.98%) Administrator
17 38 (3.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.47%) Web Services
2 25 (2.55%) Node.js
3 23 (2.34%) .NET
4 22 (2.24%) REST
5 21 (2.14%) ASP.NET
6 20 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
7 19 (1.94%) AngularJS
8 18 (1.83%) Middleware
8 18 (1.83%) SOAP
9 17 (1.73%) CSS
9 17 (1.73%) HTML
10 13 (1.33%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.33%) Vue.js
11 12 (1.22%) Java EE
11 12 (1.22%) React
12 11 (1.12%) Django
12 11 (1.12%) LAMP
12 11 (1.12%) Spring MVC
12 11 (1.12%) STL
13 8 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 115 (11.72%) Data Centre
2 59 (6.01%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (5.50%) Replication
4 51 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (4.89%) Public Cloud
6 36 (3.67%) Clustering
7 34 (3.47%) Management Information System
8 30 (3.06%) Hedge funds
9 26 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (2.24%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 20 (2.04%) Algorithms
11 20 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
11 20 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
12 17 (1.73%) Driving Licence
13 15 (1.53%) Wiki
14 12 (1.22%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.22%) Thin Client
15 11 (1.12%) EMC VNX
16 10 (1.02%) PKI
16 10 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 694 (70.74%) Windows
2 468 (47.71%) Windows Server
3 335 (34.15%) Linux
4 263 (26.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 215 (21.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 119 (12.13%) Windows 10
7 78 (7.95%) Windows 7
8 55 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (4.28%) Windows 8
10 36 (3.67%) Android
11 34 (3.47%) Ubuntu
12 33 (3.36%) Unix
13 32 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (2.96%) Apple iOS
15 27 (2.75%) CentOS
16 17 (1.73%) Mac OS X
17 10 (1.02%) VMS
18 9 (0.92%) Debian
19 8 (0.82%) Windows XP
20 7 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (28.24%) ITIL
2 231 (23.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 116 (11.82%) DevOps
4 104 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
6 87 (8.87%) Mentoring
7 82 (8.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 67 (6.83%) Cybersecurity
9 56 (5.71%) CRM
10 50 (5.10%) Software Engineering
11 48 (4.89%) Change Management
11 48 (4.89%) TDD
12 47 (4.79%) Service Management
13 45 (4.59%) Migration
14 44 (4.49%) Patch Management
15 43 (4.38%) High Availability
16 42 (4.28%) Computer Science
17 38 (3.87%) Change Control
17 38 (3.87%) Server Virtualisation
17 38 (3.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 288 (29.36%) PowerShell
2 161 (16.41%) SQL
3 144 (14.68%) Python
4 99 (10.09%) Bash Shell
5 73 (7.44%) JavaScript
6 49 (4.99%) C
7 46 (4.69%) C++
7 46 (4.69%) Java
8 41 (4.18%) Perl
9 34 (3.47%) Ruby
10 26 (2.65%) C#
11 23 (2.34%) Kotlin
12 22 (2.24%) VBScript
13 14 (1.43%) Go
13 14 (1.43%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.22%) PHP
15 11 (1.12%) Objective-C
16 9 (0.92%) VB
17 8 (0.82%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.61%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 195 (19.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 167 (17.02%) MCSE
3 158 (16.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 149 (15.19%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (9.68%) CCNA
6 90 (9.17%) Security Cleared
7 71 (7.24%) SC Cleared
8 65 (6.63%) Degree
9 56 (5.71%) CCNP
10 53 (5.40%) MCP
11 46 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
12 42 (4.28%) DV Cleared
12 42 (4.28%) MCSA
13 40 (4.08%) VCP6
14 31 (3.16%) RHCE
15 27 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
16 24 (2.45%) MCITP
17 20 (2.04%) CCA
17 20 (2.04%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (7.03%) SLA
2 20 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.63%) QA
4 11 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.92%) GDPR
6 5 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.31%) COBIT
8 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 623 (63.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 562 (57.29%) Active Directory
3 228 (23.24%) Hyper-V
4 203 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
5 111 (11.31%) XenDesktop
6 104 (10.60%) XenApp
7 100 (10.19%) Docker
8 72 (7.34%) VMware NSX
9 63 (6.42%) vCloud
10 44 (4.49%) Virtual Servers
11 43 (4.38%) XenServer
12 36 (3.67%) VirtualBox
13 32 (3.26%) NFS
14 28 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
15 24 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
16 22 (2.24%) Terminal Services
17 15 (1.53%) BitLocker
18 14 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
19 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 8 (0.82%) KVM
Systems Management
1 164 (16.72%) SCCM
2 137 (13.97%) Ansible
3 87 (8.87%) vCenter Server
4 83 (8.46%) SCOM
5 72 (7.34%) Puppet
6 57 (5.81%) Backup Exec
7 51 (5.20%) vRealize
8 50 (5.10%) Kubernetes
8 50 (5.10%) Salt
9 48 (4.89%) NetBackup
10 47 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
11 36 (3.67%) WSUS
12 30 (3.06%) Terraform
13 27 (2.75%) SCOrch
14 26 (2.65%) Nagios
15 25 (2.55%) PowerCLI
16 20 (2.04%) XenMobile
17 18 (1.83%) vMotion
17 18 (1.83%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 17 (1.73%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 884 (90.11%) VMware
2 546 (55.66%) Microsoft
3 352 (35.88%) Cisco
4 235 (23.96%) Citrix
5 162 (16.51%) HP
6 128 (13.05%) Dell
7 120 (12.23%) NetApp
8 99 (10.09%) EMC
9 90 (9.17%) Veeam
10 63 (6.42%) Veritas
11 50 (5.10%) IBM
12 46 (4.69%) Red Hat
13 43 (4.38%) Google
14 36 (3.67%) Kaseya
15 34 (3.47%) 3PAR
16 32 (3.26%) Meraki
17 30 (3.06%) Sophos
18 26 (2.65%) Symantec
19 25 (2.55%) Brocade
20 24 (2.45%) Apple