Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 364 323
Rank change year-on-year -58 -41 -56
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1,217 1,472 2,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.84% 1.00%
As % of the System Software category 5.22% 6.82% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,012 1,236 1,851
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -1.14% -2.22%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,125 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 23,325 21,572 24,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 12.28% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 19,276 17,882 20,942
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,125 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 February 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 17 February 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 -59 1,146 £45,000 - 166
UK excluding London -60 769 £42,500 - 118
London -34 428 £55,000 +10.00% 56
South East -35 256 £50,000 +11.11% 32
North of England -85 180 £39,000 -3.70% 34
Yorkshire -37 110 £37,500 -7.41% 15
Midlands -36 102 £38,250 -10.00% 20
East of England -15 93 £45,000 +5.88% 12
South West +19 87 £45,000 +2.27% 12
West Midlands +18 80 £37,500 -0.66% 5
North West -67 62 £43,000 +1.18% 19
Scotland -39 37 £55,000 +40.82% 6
East Midlands -36 22 £41,250 -2.94% 15
Wales -3 9 £34,750 -0.71% 1
North East -22 8 £35,000 -9.09%
Northern Ireland -15 5 £24,500 -18.33% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 1,067 (87.67%) VMware
2 917 (75.35%) Windows
3 764 (62.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 683 (56.12%) Microsoft
5 653 (53.66%) Windows Server
6 643 (52.83%) Active Directory
7 390 (32.05%) Linux
8 385 (31.64%) Cisco
9 354 (29.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 351 (28.84%) SAN
11 331 (27.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 325 (26.71%) DNS
13 315 (25.88%) ITIL
14 308 (25.31%) Firewall
15 292 (23.99%) Office 365
16 288 (23.66%) DHCP
17 285 (23.42%) Citrix
18 278 (22.84%) VMware ESXi
19 264 (21.69%) SQL Server
20 243 (19.97%) Microsoft Azure
21 236 (19.39%) TCP/IP
22 225 (18.49%) Hyper-V
23 215 (17.67%) SCCM
24 213 (17.50%) MS Exchange
25 211 (17.34%) SQL
26 210 (17.26%) Finance
27 204 (16.76%) WAN
28 199 (16.35%) LAN
29 197 (16.19%) HP
29 197 (16.19%) Amazon AWS

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 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 137 (11.26%) IIS
3 122 (10.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 96 (7.89%) SharePoint
5 95 (7.81%) OpenStack
6 76 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 41 (3.37%) Skype for Business
8 34 (2.79%) CloudStack
9 32 (2.63%) Apache
10 24 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 24 (1.97%) Tomcat
11 22 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
11 22 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
13 18 (1.48%) nginx
14 17 (1.40%) CMS
15 12 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.90%) Confluence
17 10 (0.82%) Apache Pig
17 10 (0.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 71 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
1 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) Summit
3 1 (0.082%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.082%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 292 (23.99%) Office 365
2 243 (19.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (1.64%) OpenShift
5 20 (1.64%) PaaS
6 19 (1.56%) IaaS
6 19 (1.56%) SaaS
7 13 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.82%) GitHub
9 8 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.49%) Yammer
12 5 (0.41%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 351 (28.84%) SAN
2 325 (26.71%) DNS
3 308 (25.31%) Firewall
4 288 (23.66%) DHCP
5 236 (19.39%) TCP/IP
6 204 (16.76%) WAN
7 199 (16.35%) LAN
8 136 (11.18%) VPN
9 104 (8.55%) NAS
10 92 (7.56%) Network Security
11 87 (7.15%) VLAN
12 61 (5.01%) FTP
13 57 (4.68%) DMZ
14 55 (4.52%) NetScaler
15 51 (4.19%) HTTP
16 49 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
17 48 (3.94%) iSCSI
18 47 (3.86%) VSAN
19 43 (3.53%) VoIP
20 42 (3.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 61 (5.01%) MySQL
3 50 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (3.12%) NoSQL
5 38 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (2.05%) Redis
7 20 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (1.40%) Big Data
9 16 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (1.23%) Hadoop
11 11 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (0.82%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.74%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.66%) Relational Database
15 6 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.49%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.33%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 66 (5.42%) Jenkins
2 54 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 29 (2.38%) JIRA
4 28 (2.30%) MSI
5 25 (2.05%) TeamCity
6 17 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (1.15%) Selenium
7 14 (1.15%) Subversion
7 14 (1.15%) WiX
8 11 (0.90%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.82%) CodeSonar
9 10 (0.82%) git-flow
9 10 (0.82%) Robot Framework
9 10 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.66%) GitLab
10 8 (0.66%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.58%) Maven
12 6 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.41%) jMock
13 5 (0.41%) SonarQube
General
1 210 (17.26%) Finance
2 50 (4.11%) Banking
3 39 (3.20%) Law
4 32 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.55%) Legal
5 31 (2.55%) Retail Banking
6 30 (2.47%) Retail
7 22 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.99%) Military
11 11 (0.90%) Games
12 10 (0.82%) Advertising
12 10 (0.82%) Back Office
13 8 (0.66%) Online Betting
14 6 (0.49%) Electronics
15 5 (0.41%) French Language
15 5 (0.41%) Marketing
15 5 (0.41%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 282 (23.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 113 (9.29%) Support Engineer
3 110 (9.04%) VMware Engineer
4 96 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
5 84 (6.90%) Analyst
6 81 (6.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 72 (5.92%) Network Engineer
8 71 (5.83%) Consultant
9 70 (5.75%) IT Engineer
10 67 (5.51%) Architect
11 63 (5.18%) Administrator
11 63 (5.18%) DevOps Engineer
12 62 (5.09%) Windows Engineer
13 58 (4.77%) Infrastructure Manager
14 55 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
14 55 (4.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 55 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
15 53 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
16 50 (4.11%) Desktop Support
17 44 (3.62%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.67%) Web Services
2 27 (2.22%) Software Packaging
3 24 (1.97%) .NET
4 19 (1.56%) LAMP
5 18 (1.48%) REST
6 17 (1.40%) Memcached
7 15 (1.23%) SOAP
8 14 (1.15%) Celery
8 14 (1.15%) Ruby on Rails
8 14 (1.15%) SQLAlchemy
8 14 (1.15%) Twisted
9 13 (1.07%) Django
9 13 (1.07%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (0.99%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.99%) Node.js
10 12 (0.99%) wxWidgets
11 11 (0.90%) .NET Framework
12 10 (0.82%) Java EE
12 10 (0.82%) Spring MVC
12 10 (0.82%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 175 (14.38%) Data Centre
2 72 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (5.67%) Replication
4 66 (5.42%) Public Cloud
5 57 (4.68%) Clustering
6 55 (4.52%) Computer Science
7 48 (3.94%) Management Information System
8 39 (3.20%) Private Cloud
9 34 (2.79%) CESG
9 34 (2.79%) Driving Licence
10 20 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
10 20 (1.64%) Handset
11 18 (1.48%) EMC VNX
12 15 (1.23%) Blackberry
12 15 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (1.15%) PKI
14 12 (0.99%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.82%) User Experience
16 9 (0.74%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 917 (75.35%) Windows
2 653 (53.66%) Windows Server
3 390 (32.05%) Linux
4 354 (29.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 331 (27.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 132 (10.85%) Windows 10
7 121 (9.94%) Windows 7
8 81 (6.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 76 (6.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 69 (5.67%) Unix
11 54 (4.44%) CentOS
12 27 (2.22%) Ubuntu
13 22 (1.81%) Windows 8
14 21 (1.73%) Solaris
15 20 (1.64%) Android
16 19 (1.56%) Mac OS X
17 14 (1.15%) VMS
17 14 (1.15%) Windows XP
18 12 (0.99%) Apple iOS
19 10 (0.82%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (25.88%) ITIL
2 134 (11.01%) DevOps
3 115 (9.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 94 (7.72%) Migration
5 91 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (6.82%) Configuration Management
7 79 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (6.33%) High Availability
9 72 (5.92%) Presales
10 70 (5.75%) Infrastructure Management
11 69 (5.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 66 (5.42%) Asset Management
13 64 (5.26%) Mentoring
14 59 (4.85%) Virtual Environments
15 55 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
16 54 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
17 52 (4.27%) Service Delivery
18 49 (4.03%) Project Management
19 47 (3.86%) Task Automation
20 45 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (17.34%) SQL
2 194 (15.94%) PowerShell
3 132 (10.85%) Python
4 100 (8.22%) Bash Shell
5 83 (6.82%) Ruby
6 62 (5.09%) Java
7 41 (3.37%) Perl
8 39 (3.20%) Shell Script
9 28 (2.30%) C
10 27 (2.22%) C#
11 25 (2.05%) JavaScript
12 21 (1.73%) PHP
13 15 (1.23%) Go
14 12 (0.99%) C++
15 10 (0.82%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.82%) VBScript
16 4 (0.33%) F#
16 4 (0.33%) VB
17 1 (0.082%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 182 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (12.00%) MCSE
3 136 (11.18%) Cisco Certification
4 117 (9.61%) CCNA
5 113 (9.29%) Degree
6 104 (8.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 86 (7.07%) Security Cleared
8 70 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
9 69 (5.67%) SC Cleared
10 57 (4.68%) MCSA
11 55 (4.52%) CISSP
12 52 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 44 (3.62%) Citrix Certification
14 39 (3.20%) CCNP
15 36 (2.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 35 (2.88%) DV Cleared
17 31 (2.55%) MCP
18 29 (2.38%) MCITP
19 23 (1.89%) CCA
20 22 (1.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (8.05%) SLA
2 32 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.40%) QA
5 16 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.82%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.66%) GDPR
8 3 (0.25%) PMO
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.16%) RMADS
10 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 764 (62.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 643 (52.83%) Active Directory
3 278 (22.84%) VMware ESXi
4 225 (18.49%) Hyper-V
5 175 (14.38%) XenApp
6 114 (9.37%) XenDesktop
7 96 (7.89%) Docker
8 82 (6.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 67 (5.51%) XenServer
10 56 (4.60%) Virtual Servers
11 55 (4.52%) Terminal Services
12 47 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
13 46 (3.78%) VMware NSX
14 38 (3.12%) vCloud
15 37 (3.04%) Virtual Desktop
16 19 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 19 (1.56%) Xen
17 13 (1.07%) NFS
18 11 (0.90%) DFS Replication
19 7 (0.58%) KVM
Systems Management
1 215 (17.67%) SCCM
2 167 (13.72%) vCenter Server
3 113 (9.29%) Puppet
4 93 (7.64%) Opscode Chef
5 91 (7.48%) Ansible
6 78 (6.41%) SCOM
7 65 (5.34%) vRealize
8 53 (4.35%) Backup Exec
9 46 (3.78%) Kubernetes
10 44 (3.62%) WSUS
11 41 (3.37%) vMotion
12 36 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
13 29 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
14 27 (2.22%) Cobbler
15 26 (2.14%) Nagios
16 24 (1.97%) PowerCLI
16 24 (1.97%) SCVMM
17 20 (1.64%) Tivoli
18 18 (1.48%) Terraform
19 17 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,067 (87.67%) VMware
2 683 (56.12%) Microsoft
3 385 (31.64%) Cisco
4 285 (23.42%) Citrix
5 197 (16.19%) HP
6 132 (10.85%) Red Hat
7 113 (9.29%) Veeam
8 95 (7.81%) NetApp
9 80 (6.57%) Dell
10 67 (5.51%) Oracle
11 61 (5.01%) CheckPoint
12 57 (4.68%) EMC
13 38 (3.12%) Ivanti
14 37 (3.04%) EqualLogic
14 37 (3.04%) F5
15 36 (2.96%) Brocade
16 34 (2.79%) SolarWinds
17 33 (2.71%) 3PAR
18 31 (2.55%) CommVault
18 31 (2.55%) Symantec