Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 353 455 450
Rank change year-on-year +102 -5 -40
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 413 911 1,145
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.65% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 4.44% 3.78% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 369 783 901
Median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% -4.04% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £70,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +5.88%

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 9,300 24,106 24,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 17.33% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7,790 19,719 20,029
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,039
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.96% +8.97%
10th Percentile £30,750 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,660 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.79% - +10.39%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the UK

vSphere
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing vSphere.

Salary trend for vSphere in the UK

vSphere
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing vSphere over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 +99 376 £60,000 +26.32% 83
UK excluding London +117 244 £45,000 +4.05% 67
London +104 158 £70,000 +33.33% 24
South East +133 94 £47,500 +5.56% 20
Work from Home +62 43 £67,500 +8.00% 5
North of England +101 36 £42,500 +6.25% 14
South West +102 34 £65,000 +44.44% 10
Midlands +112 30 £42,500 -10.53% 11
West Midlands +81 29 £42,500 -10.53% 8
East of England +91 24 £45,000 -5.26% 4
North East +40 16 £37,500 +9.09% 1
Wales +54 15 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Scotland +104 12 £47,500 +41.79% 3
Yorkshire +95 11 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North West +62 9 £55,000 +27.91% 10
East Midlands +79 1 £55,000 +25.71% 3

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 372 (90.07%) VMware
2 269 (65.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 247 (59.81%) Windows
4 222 (53.75%) Microsoft
5 194 (46.97%) Active Directory
6 188 (45.52%) Azure
7 183 (44.31%) Windows Server
8 153 (37.05%) PowerShell
9 140 (33.90%) Linux
10 125 (30.27%) Office 365
11 116 (28.09%) DNS
12 112 (27.12%) DHCP
13 106 (25.67%) Cisco
14 97 (23.49%) Citrix
15 94 (22.76%) Data Centre
16 91 (22.03%) AWS
17 90 (21.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 88 (21.31%) Firewall
19 87 (21.07%) ITIL
20 85 (20.58%) VMware ESXi
21 81 (19.61%) Migration
22 80 (19.37%) TCP/IP
23 79 (19.13%) Windows Server 2012
24 77 (18.64%) SAN
25 76 (18.40%) DevOps
26 66 (15.98%) SQL
27 64 (15.50%) MS Exchange
27 64 (15.50%) Jenkins
28 62 (15.01%) Security Cleared
28 62 (15.01%) XenApp

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 64 (15.50%) MS Exchange
2 32 (7.75%) SharePoint
3 29 (7.02%) Tomcat
4 25 (6.05%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (4.36%) IIS
7 16 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (2.18%) Apache
9 9 (2.18%) Skype for Business
10 8 (1.94%) Confluence
11 5 (1.21%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.73%) JBoss
12 3 (0.73%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.73%) WildFly
13 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 188 (45.52%) Azure
2 125 (30.27%) Office 365
3 91 (22.03%) AWS
4 32 (7.75%) Amazon EC2
4 32 (7.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (6.30%) IaaS
6 25 (6.05%) PaaS
7 9 (2.18%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.94%) GCP
9 7 (1.69%) OneDrive
10 6 (1.45%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.97%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.97%) Route 53
13 2 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.48%) SaaS
13 2 (0.48%) Serverless
14 1 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 116 (28.09%) DNS
2 112 (27.12%) DHCP
3 88 (21.31%) Firewall
4 80 (19.37%) TCP/IP
5 77 (18.64%) SAN
6 52 (12.59%) WAN
7 46 (11.14%) LAN
8 43 (10.41%) NetScaler
9 31 (7.51%) VSAN
10 25 (6.05%) Fibre Channel
10 25 (6.05%) VPN
11 23 (5.57%) FTP
12 18 (4.36%) VoIP
13 17 (4.12%) iSCSI
13 17 (4.12%) Skype
13 17 (4.12%) VLAN
14 15 (3.63%) Internet
14 15 (3.63%) Wireless
15 13 (3.15%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (2.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 11 (2.66%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (2.42%) MySQL
5 9 (2.18%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.94%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.97%) Redis
11 3 (0.73%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.73%) SQLite
12 2 (0.48%) Big Data
12 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 64 (15.50%) Jenkins
2 49 (11.86%) Git (software)
3 33 (7.99%) TeamCity
4 24 (5.81%) DbUnit
4 24 (5.81%) jMock
4 24 (5.81%) JUnit
4 24 (5.81%) Maven
4 24 (5.81%) Mockito
4 24 (5.81%) SonarQube
5 16 (3.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (3.39%) JIRA
7 11 (2.66%) Bitbucket
8 9 (2.18%) Subversion
9 5 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.21%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.97%) GitLab
11 3 (0.73%) git-flow
11 3 (0.73%) PyCharm
11 3 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (0.73%) WebStorm
General
1 45 (10.90%) Finance
2 33 (7.99%) Banking
3 13 (3.15%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.69%) Advertising
4 7 (1.69%) Digital Economy
5 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.21%) Retail
6 4 (0.97%) Legal
7 3 (0.73%) Back Office
7 3 (0.73%) Electronics
7 3 (0.73%) Local Government
7 3 (0.73%) Marketing
7 3 (0.73%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.48%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.48%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Police
Job Titles
1 73 (17.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (11.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 44 (10.65%) Support Engineer
4 40 (9.69%) Consultant
5 34 (8.23%) VMware Engineer
6 31 (7.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 30 (7.26%) Senior DevOps
7 30 (7.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 29 (7.02%) IT Engineer
9 27 (6.54%) Windows Engineer
10 25 (6.05%) Analyst
10 25 (6.05%) Developer
10 25 (6.05%) Java Developer
10 25 (6.05%) Systems Engineer
11 24 (5.81%) Azure Engineer
12 20 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (4.60%) VMware Consultant
14 15 (3.63%) Administrator
14 15 (3.63%) Server Engineer
14 15 (3.63%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.72%) Web Services
2 31 (7.51%) REST
3 27 (6.54%) J2EE
3 27 (6.54%) Spring
4 26 (6.30%) LDAP
4 26 (6.30%) XML
5 25 (6.05%) SOAP
6 24 (5.81%) PowerMock
6 24 (5.81%) RESTful
7 22 (5.33%) Apache Camel
8 17 (4.12%) HTML
9 15 (3.63%) .NET
10 13 (3.15%) Hibernate
11 10 (2.42%) CSS
12 8 (1.94%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.69%) Ajax
13 7 (1.69%) jQuery
13 7 (1.69%) LAMP
13 7 (1.69%) Node.js
13 7 (1.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (22.76%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.54%) Clustering
3 25 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.81%) Replication
5 18 (4.36%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.91%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.18%) EMC VNX
7 9 (2.18%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.94%) EMC VMAX
8 8 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.69%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.45%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.45%) HP Storage
10 6 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.45%) IBM XIV
10 6 (1.45%) PKI
10 6 (1.45%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 247 (59.81%) Windows
2 183 (44.31%) Windows Server
3 140 (33.90%) Linux
4 79 (19.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 53 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (8.72%) Windows 10
8 27 (6.54%) CentOS
9 26 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (5.33%) Unix
11 17 (4.12%) Windows Server 2019
12 12 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (2.66%) Windows 7
14 9 (2.18%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (1.94%) Windows 8
16 6 (1.45%) Solaris
17 5 (1.21%) Data ONTAP
18 4 (0.97%) SUSE
19 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
19 3 (0.73%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (21.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 87 (21.07%) ITIL
3 81 (19.61%) Migration
4 76 (18.40%) DevOps
5 58 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (9.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 37 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (7.75%) Scrum
10 26 (6.30%) E-Commerce
11 23 (5.57%) Line Management
12 22 (5.33%) BDD
12 22 (5.33%) Deployment Automation
12 22 (5.33%) Kanban
12 22 (5.33%) Patch Management
12 22 (5.33%) TDD
13 21 (5.08%) Infrastructure as Code
13 21 (5.08%) Server Management
14 20 (4.84%) Release Management
14 20 (4.84%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 153 (37.05%) PowerShell
2 66 (15.98%) SQL
3 36 (8.72%) Java
4 28 (6.78%) JavaScript
5 26 (6.30%) Bash Shell
6 13 (3.15%) Python
7 10 (2.42%) PHP
8 8 (1.94%) C#
8 8 (1.94%) Perl
8 8 (1.94%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.45%) VBScript
10 5 (1.21%) C
10 5 (1.21%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.73%) C++
12 2 (0.48%) Groovy
12 2 (0.48%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 62 (15.01%) Security Cleared
2 55 (13.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 47 (11.38%) SC Cleared
4 43 (10.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (7.75%) MCSE
6 26 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (5.57%) CCNA
8 22 (5.33%) MCSA
9 21 (5.08%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.15%) VCAP
11 12 (2.91%) Degree
12 11 (2.66%) MCITP
13 8 (1.94%) VCDX
14 5 (1.21%) MCP
14 5 (1.21%) RHCE
15 3 (0.73%) CCNP
16 2 (0.48%) CCDA
16 2 (0.48%) CCVP
16 2 (0.48%) CISSP
16 2 (0.48%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.63%) SLA
2 11 (2.66%) GDPR
3 10 (2.42%) QA
4 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 269 (65.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 194 (46.97%) Active Directory
3 85 (20.58%) VMware ESXi
4 62 (15.01%) XenApp
5 59 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 48 (11.62%) Docker
7 39 (9.44%) XenDesktop
8 36 (8.72%) VMware NSX
9 19 (4.60%) vCloud
9 19 (4.60%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (2.66%) NFS
10 11 (2.66%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (2.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (1.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 7 (1.69%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.48%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (14.77%) Terraform
2 60 (14.53%) SCCM
3 51 (12.35%) Kubernetes
4 44 (10.65%) Ansible
5 41 (9.93%) vRealize
6 36 (8.72%) vCenter Server
7 34 (8.23%) SCOM
8 25 (6.05%) PowerCLI
9 21 (5.08%) Puppet
10 14 (3.39%) Backup Exec
10 14 (3.39%) WSUS
11 13 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
12 12 (2.91%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 10 (2.42%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
15 6 (1.45%) SCOrch
16 4 (0.97%) FortiGate
16 4 (0.97%) Packer
16 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 372 (90.07%) VMware
2 222 (53.75%) Microsoft
3 106 (25.67%) Cisco
4 97 (23.49%) Citrix
5 49 (11.86%) Veeam
6 48 (11.62%) EMC
6 48 (11.62%) HP
7 47 (11.38%) Red Hat
8 46 (11.14%) Dell
9 35 (8.47%) NetApp
10 31 (7.51%) SolarWinds
11 21 (5.08%) Oracle
12 19 (4.60%) Meraki
13 18 (4.36%) IBM
14 17 (4.12%) Fortinet
14 17 (4.12%) Juniper
15 16 (3.87%) Google
15 16 (3.87%) McAfee
16 15 (3.63%) NetIQ
17 13 (3.15%) CommVault