Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 328 335
Rank change year-on-year -87 +7 -33
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1320 1818 2130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.96% 0.98%
As % of the System Software category 5.65% 7.77% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1132 1586 1867
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,089 £28,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year -3.41% +7.98% +1.88%

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 23355 23390 24645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 12.38% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19550 19656 20561
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -90 1239 £45,000 - 81
UK excluding London -76 833 £42,500 -3.41% 64
London -34 469 £51,000 +2.00% 21
South East -72 279 £42,500 -12.37% 27
North of England -39 188 £43,000 +1.18% 15
South West +34 106 £42,500 - 8
Yorkshire +3 103 £40,750 -4.12% 8
East of England -15 103 £45,000 +11.11% 4
Midlands -43 97 £37,500 -11.76% 6
North West -45 76 £43,000 +1.18% 7
West Midlands -9 69 £37,500 -1.32% 1
Scotland -29 44 £57,500 +48.70% 4
East Midlands -18 28 £45,000 +1.12% 5
Wales +1 16 £37,000 -1.33%
North East 0 9 £35,000 -9.09%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1147 (86.89%) VMware
2 1036 (78.48%) Windows
3 796 (60.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 746 (56.52%) Active Directory
5 695 (52.65%) Windows Server
6 691 (52.35%) Microsoft
7 487 (36.89%) Linux
8 459 (34.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 451 (34.17%) Cisco
10 439 (33.26%) SAN
11 380 (28.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 356 (26.97%) Office 365
13 340 (25.76%) Firewall
14 315 (23.86%) DNS
15 306 (23.18%) ITIL
16 303 (22.95%) SQL Server
16 303 (22.95%) Citrix
17 287 (21.74%) DHCP
18 285 (21.59%) MS Exchange
19 283 (21.44%) SQL
20 252 (19.09%) Microsoft Certification
21 250 (18.94%) Microsoft Azure
22 249 (18.86%) TCP/IP
23 244 (18.48%) Finance
24 237 (17.95%) HP
25 235 (17.80%) VMware ESXi
26 221 (16.74%) PowerShell
27 213 (16.14%) WAN
28 208 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
29 198 (15.00%) Hyper-V

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
1 285 (21.59%) MS Exchange
2 155 (11.74%) IIS
3 143 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 118 (8.94%) OpenStack
5 100 (7.58%) SharePoint
6 82 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 76 (5.76%) Skype for Business
8 60 (4.55%) Apache
9 54 (4.09%) CloudStack
10 31 (2.35%) Tomcat
11 30 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
12 28 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
13 26 (1.97%) JBoss
14 24 (1.82%) CMS
15 23 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
16 22 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 20 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
18 18 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
19 15 (1.14%) WebLogic
19 15 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 82 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.076%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.23%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 356 (26.97%) Office 365
2 250 (18.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 208 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
5 33 (2.50%) PaaS
6 27 (2.05%) IaaS
7 26 (1.97%) SaaS
8 22 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.76%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.68%) GitHub
11 9 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.38%) CloudBees
14 4 (0.30%) G Suite
14 4 (0.30%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.23%) Dropbox
15 3 (0.23%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.23%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 439 (33.26%) SAN
2 340 (25.76%) Firewall
3 315 (23.86%) DNS
4 287 (21.74%) DHCP
5 249 (18.86%) TCP/IP
6 213 (16.14%) WAN
7 196 (14.85%) LAN
8 167 (12.65%) VPN
9 131 (9.92%) NAS
10 101 (7.65%) VLAN
11 72 (5.45%) Network Security
12 67 (5.08%) iSCSI
13 63 (4.77%) Skype
14 58 (4.39%) VoIP
15 56 (4.24%) Internet
16 51 (3.86%) FTP
17 50 (3.79%) MPLS
18 48 (3.64%) SSL
19 47 (3.56%) HTTP
20 40 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.23%) MySQL
3 48 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (1.52%) MongoDB
8 18 (1.36%) Redis
8 18 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (1.14%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.61%) Big Data
15 7 (0.53%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 64 (4.85%) Jenkins
2 63 (4.77%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.50%) MSI
4 23 (1.74%) JIRA
4 23 (1.74%) Subversion
5 21 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 19 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (0.91%) Bitbucket
8 11 (0.83%) Selenium
9 10 (0.76%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.61%) LoadRunner
11 8 (0.61%) Maven
12 7 (0.53%) AdminStudio
12 7 (0.53%) AutoIt
12 7 (0.53%) CodeSonar
12 7 (0.53%) git-flow
12 7 (0.53%) InstallShield
12 7 (0.53%) Robot Framework
13 6 (0.45%) SonarQube
General
1 244 (18.48%) Finance
2 58 (4.39%) Banking
3 43 (3.26%) Manufacturing
4 35 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.42%) Legal
6 31 (2.35%) Retail Banking
7 29 (2.20%) Retail
7 29 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 27 (2.05%) Law
9 22 (1.67%) Military
10 20 (1.52%) Back Office
11 19 (1.44%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.83%) Advertising
13 10 (0.76%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.53%) French Language
14 7 (0.53%) Games
14 7 (0.53%) Marketing
15 6 (0.45%) Billing
15 6 (0.45%) Dutch Language
15 6 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 314 (23.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 153 (11.59%) Analyst
3 149 (11.29%) Support Engineer
4 131 (9.92%) VMware Engineer
5 114 (8.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 93 (7.05%) IT Support
7 90 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
8 88 (6.67%) Support Analyst
9 87 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
9 87 (6.59%) IT Engineer
10 78 (5.91%) Infrastructure Support
11 77 (5.83%) Windows Engineer
12 76 (5.76%) Systems Engineer
13 75 (5.68%) Administrator
14 70 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 66 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 66 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
16 62 (4.70%) Server Engineer
17 56 (4.24%) Consultant
17 56 (4.24%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.77%) Web Services
2 34 (2.58%) .NET
3 28 (2.12%) LAMP
3 28 (2.12%) Software Packaging
4 21 (1.59%) SOAP
5 18 (1.36%) REST
6 17 (1.29%) Middleware
7 14 (1.06%) Memcached
8 10 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (0.76%) XML
9 8 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.61%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.53%) Django
10 7 (0.53%) HTML
10 7 (0.53%) J2EE
10 7 (0.53%) Java EE
10 7 (0.53%) Node.js
10 7 (0.53%) Spring MVC
10 7 (0.53%) STL
11 6 (0.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 159 (12.05%) Data Centre
2 67 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 61 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.62%) Replication
4 52 (3.94%) Clustering
5 48 (3.64%) Driving Licence
6 38 (2.88%) Computer Science
7 37 (2.80%) EMC VNX
8 33 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 33 (2.50%) Private Cloud
9 32 (2.42%) Public Cloud
10 26 (1.97%) Handset
11 22 (1.67%) CESG
12 16 (1.21%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.98%) Blackberry
13 13 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (0.98%) PKI
14 12 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (0.76%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 1036 (78.48%) Windows
2 695 (52.65%) Windows Server
3 487 (36.89%) Linux
4 459 (34.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 380 (28.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 190 (14.39%) Windows 10
7 145 (10.98%) Windows 7
8 132 (10.00%) Unix
9 119 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 99 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 85 (6.44%) CentOS
12 42 (3.18%) Ubuntu
13 40 (3.03%) Windows 8
14 24 (1.82%) Mac OS X
15 21 (1.59%) Debian
15 21 (1.59%) Solaris
16 17 (1.29%) Windows XP
17 16 (1.21%) Apple iOS
18 15 (1.14%) Android
19 13 (0.98%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (23.18%) ITIL
2 174 (13.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 168 (12.73%) DevOps
4 138 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (8.03%) Configuration Management
6 99 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 91 (6.89%) Migration
8 75 (5.68%) Scrum
9 74 (5.61%) High Availability
10 73 (5.53%) Asset Management
11 68 (5.15%) Service Management
12 67 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
13 65 (4.92%) Mentoring
14 62 (4.70%) Change Management
15 58 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
16 57 (4.32%) Project Management
17 53 (4.02%) DSDM
17 53 (4.02%) RUP
18 48 (3.64%) Infrastructure Management
18 48 (3.64%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 283 (21.44%) SQL
2 221 (16.74%) PowerShell
3 151 (11.44%) Python
4 135 (10.23%) Bash Shell
5 104 (7.88%) Ruby
6 77 (5.83%) Java
7 75 (5.68%) Shell Script
8 50 (3.79%) Perl
9 25 (1.89%) VBScript
10 22 (1.67%) Go
11 20 (1.52%) C
12 19 (1.44%) JavaScript
12 19 (1.44%) PHP
13 13 (0.98%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.91%) C#
14 12 (0.91%) VB
15 10 (0.76%) Groovy
16 9 (0.68%) C++
17 7 (0.53%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.30%) F#
Qualifications
1 252 (19.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 197 (14.92%) MCSE
3 156 (11.82%) Cisco Certification
4 131 (9.92%) CCNA
5 115 (8.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 92 (6.97%) Degree
7 89 (6.74%) MCSA
7 89 (6.74%) Security Cleared
8 68 (5.15%) SC Cleared
9 60 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
10 52 (3.94%) MCITP
11 50 (3.79%) Citrix Certification
12 45 (3.41%) CISSP
13 43 (3.26%) CCNP
14 40 (3.03%) MCP
15 33 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 32 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
16 32 (2.42%) DV Cleared
17 30 (2.27%) CCEA
18 27 (2.05%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.74%) SLA
2 38 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 28 (2.12%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.91%) QA
6 4 (0.30%) GDPR
6 4 (0.30%) PMO
6 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.15%) RMADS
7 2 (0.15%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 796 (60.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 746 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 235 (17.80%) VMware ESXi
4 198 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 169 (12.80%) XenApp
6 100 (7.58%) XenServer
7 99 (7.50%) XenDesktop
8 79 (5.98%) Docker
9 60 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 54 (4.09%) Xen
11 50 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
12 47 (3.56%) Virtual Servers
13 44 (3.33%) Terminal Services
14 38 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
15 35 (2.65%) vCloud
16 24 (1.82%) VMware NSX
17 23 (1.74%) NFS
18 15 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
19 14 (1.06%) Firmware
20 12 (0.91%) KVM
Systems Management
1 179 (13.56%) SCCM
2 144 (10.91%) Opscode Chef
3 129 (9.77%) Puppet
4 123 (9.32%) vCenter Server
5 85 (6.44%) Ansible
6 80 (6.06%) WSUS
7 65 (4.92%) Backup Exec
8 62 (4.70%) Tivoli
9 54 (4.09%) Cobbler
10 49 (3.71%) SCOM
11 43 (3.26%) Kubernetes
12 42 (3.18%) vRealize
13 38 (2.88%) Terraform
14 35 (2.65%) Nagios
15 29 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
16 20 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
17 18 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
18 16 (1.21%) NetBackup
18 16 (1.21%) PowerCLI
19 15 (1.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1147 (86.89%) VMware
2 691 (52.35%) Microsoft
3 451 (34.17%) Cisco
4 303 (22.95%) Citrix
5 237 (17.95%) HP
6 155 (11.74%) Red Hat
7 128 (9.70%) Veeam
8 124 (9.39%) Oracle
9 117 (8.86%) Dell
10 100 (7.58%) NetApp
11 84 (6.36%) EMC
12 57 (4.32%) IBM
13 52 (3.94%) EnterpriseDB
14 51 (3.86%) CheckPoint
15 45 (3.41%) F5
16 41 (3.11%) Sophos
17 39 (2.95%) 3PAR
18 35 (2.65%) Symantec
19 34 (2.58%) CommVault
19 34 (2.58%) EqualLogic