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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
UK
Rank 343 312 281
Rank change year-on-year -31 -31  
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 718 1066 1203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.03% 1.13%
As % of the System Software category 6.99% 8.45% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 588 929 1002
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88%  

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 10266 12611 13281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.09% 12.21% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8557 10633 11006
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing vSphere as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the UK

vSphere
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -28 699 £45,000 +5.88% 73
London +24 265 £55,000 +10.00% 25
Yorkshire +31 116 £44,000 +15.03% 7
South East -44 116 £45,000 - 12
West Yorkshire +61 86 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Leeds +51 78 £45,000 +5.88% 5
East of England +3 64 £47,500 +41.79% 4
North West +1 51 £45,000 +21.62% 14
City of London +30 41 £55,000 +4.76% 8
Berkshire -14 35 £55,000 - 1
East Midlands +3 33 £37,500 -0.91% 5
Manchester -16 29 £70,000 +89.18% 4
Hertfordshire -12 28 £47,500 +11.76% 2
South West -47 27 £42,500 +9.67% 2
West Midlands +2 26 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Essex +33 25 £47,500 +86.27% 1
Hampshire -22 25 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Surrey +26 23 £37,000 -17.77% 5
South Yorkshire +18 19 £57,500 +66.66%
Sheffield +17 19 £57,500 +66.66%
Nottingham +25 18 £42,500 +10.38% 4
Nottinghamshire +21 18 £42,500 +10.38% 4
Colchester +12 14 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Wiltshire +4 14 £45,000 +9.75% 1
Birmingham +1 14 £45,000 +28.57% 2
North Yorkshire -19 14 £21,500 -41.89% 1
Oxfordshire +13 13 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Kent +10 12 £30,000 -14.28%
Merseyside +10 12 £45,000 +38.46% 5
Guildford +29 11 £40,000 - 2

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1196 (83.81%) VMware
2 1079 (75.61%) Windows
3 788 (55.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 782 (54.80%) Active Directory
5 737 (51.65%) Microsoft
6 728 (51.02%) Windows Server
7 539 (37.77%) Linux
8 508 (35.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 479 (33.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 437 (30.62%) Firewall
11 428 (29.99%) MS Exchange
12 425 (29.78%) Cisco
13 418 (29.29%) SAN
14 398 (27.89%) ITIL
15 389 (27.26%) Citrix
16 352 (24.67%) SQL
17 322 (22.56%) PowerShell
18 321 (22.49%) SQL Server
19 307 (21.51%) DNS
20 298 (20.88%) Hyper-V
21 267 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
22 255 (17.87%) HP
22 255 (17.87%) Data Centre
23 247 (17.31%) DHCP
24 243 (17.03%) Microsoft Certification
24 243 (17.03%) SCCM
25 238 (16.68%) MS Excel
26 234 (16.40%) XenApp
27 223 (15.63%) Office 365
28 222 (15.56%) Puppet

vSphere
Top Related 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
1 428 (29.99%) MS Exchange
2 212 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 176 (12.33%) IIS
4 164 (11.49%) OpenStack
5 151 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 126 (8.83%) CloudStack
7 125 (8.76%) SharePoint
8 81 (5.68%) Skype for Business
9 69 (4.84%) JBoss
10 67 (4.70%) WebSphere
11 65 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
12 64 (4.48%) WebLogic
13 53 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2003
14 46 (3.22%) Apache
15 40 (2.80%) Tomcat
16 16 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.98%) Alfresco
18 10 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
19 9 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 8 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 238 (16.68%) MS Excel
2 146 (10.23%) MS Office
3 11 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.14%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.21%) assyst
5 2 (0.14%) Eikon
6 1 (0.070%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 267 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (15.63%) Office 365
3 217 (15.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (4.34%) Cloud Computing
5 52 (3.64%) IaaS
6 31 (2.17%) PaaS
7 29 (2.03%) SaaS
8 19 (1.33%) G Suite
9 18 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (1.19%) Mimecast
11 13 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
13 9 (0.63%) SoftLayer
14 8 (0.56%) Heroku
14 8 (0.56%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.42%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 437 (30.62%) Firewall
2 418 (29.29%) SAN
3 307 (21.51%) DNS
4 247 (17.31%) DHCP
5 171 (11.98%) TCP/IP
6 149 (10.44%) LAN
7 139 (9.74%) WAN
8 99 (6.94%) VPN
9 93 (6.52%) NAS
10 83 (5.82%) VLAN
11 82 (5.75%) iSCSI
12 68 (4.77%) NetScaler
13 67 (4.70%) Skype
14 62 (4.34%) Wireless
15 58 (4.06%) VoIP
16 56 (3.92%) Internet
17 55 (3.85%) Network Security
18 43 (3.01%) Cisco ASA
19 38 (2.66%) Fibre Channel
20 34 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (22.49%) SQL Server
2 83 (5.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 57 (3.99%) MySQL
5 30 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (1.54%) Oracle Database
7 21 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (0.63%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.63%) Redis
11 7 (0.49%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.49%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.42%) Big Data
13 5 (0.35%) CouchDB
14 4 (0.28%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.28%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 91 (6.38%) Jenkins
2 62 (4.34%) Git (software)
3 57 (3.99%) TeamCity
4 31 (2.17%) Subversion
5 22 (1.54%) JUnit
6 19 (1.33%) Hudson
6 19 (1.33%) Maven
7 18 (1.26%) JIRA
7 18 (1.26%) Vagrant
8 14 (0.98%) DbUnit
8 14 (0.98%) jMock
8 14 (0.98%) Mockito
8 14 (0.98%) SonarQube
9 11 (0.77%) Ant
9 11 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (0.70%) MSI
11 8 (0.56%) Artifactory
11 8 (0.56%) Automake
11 8 (0.56%) CMake
11 8 (0.56%) Grunt
General
1 176 (12.33%) Finance
2 83 (5.82%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.17%) Banking
4 29 (2.03%) Law
5 26 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.61%) Back Office
6 23 (1.61%) Retail
7 19 (1.33%) Legal
8 17 (1.19%) Marketing
9 12 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (0.77%) Billing
11 10 (0.70%) Advertising
12 7 (0.49%) Electronics
13 5 (0.35%) Publishing
14 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.21%) Games
14 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Automotive
15 2 (0.14%) German Language
15 2 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 333 (23.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 182 (12.75%) Analyst
3 173 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 130 (9.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 128 (8.97%) VMware Engineer
6 123 (8.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 97 (6.80%) Administrator
7 97 (6.80%) Windows Engineer
8 95 (6.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 93 (6.52%) Support Analyst
10 92 (6.45%) IT Engineer
11 87 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
11 87 (6.10%) Systems Administrator
12 84 (5.89%) Infrastructure Support
13 76 (5.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 72 (5.05%) Architect
15 70 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
16 65 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 59 (4.13%) Platform Engineer
18 56 (3.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (7.22%) .NET
2 48 (3.36%) LAMP
3 41 (2.87%) Web Services
4 22 (1.54%) RESTful
5 19 (1.33%) SOAP
6 18 (1.26%) REST
7 14 (0.98%) J2EE
7 14 (0.98%) PowerMock
7 14 (0.98%) Spring
8 13 (0.91%) Middleware
9 12 (0.84%) Flash
9 12 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (0.70%) jBPM
11 9 (0.63%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.56%) .NET Framework
12 8 (0.56%) Software Packaging
12 8 (0.56%) Velocity
13 4 (0.28%) Django
13 4 (0.28%) Java EE
13 4 (0.28%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 255 (17.87%) Data Centre
2 102 (7.15%) Clustering
3 89 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (5.54%) EMC VNX
5 60 (4.20%) PKI
6 56 (3.92%) Replication
7 53 (3.71%) Driving Licence
8 44 (3.08%) Management Information System
9 39 (2.73%) Computer Science
10 37 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
11 33 (2.31%) Blackberry
11 33 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
12 27 (1.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 22 (1.54%) HP Storage
14 21 (1.47%) Fat Client
14 21 (1.47%) Private Cloud
14 21 (1.47%) Thin Client
15 18 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 17 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.19%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1079 (75.61%) Windows
2 728 (51.02%) Windows Server
3 539 (37.77%) Linux
4 508 (35.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 479 (33.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 189 (13.24%) Unix
7 187 (13.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 154 (10.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 94 (6.59%) Windows 7
10 62 (4.34%) Windows 10
11 55 (3.85%) CentOS
12 39 (2.73%) Windows 8
13 37 (2.59%) Solaris
13 37 (2.59%) Ubuntu
14 31 (2.17%) Mac OS X
15 29 (2.03%) Debian
16 27 (1.89%) Data ONTAP
17 20 (1.40%) SUSE
18 19 (1.33%) Windows 2000
19 16 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (27.89%) ITIL
2 200 (14.02%) DevOps
3 188 (13.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 178 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (11.63%) Configuration Management
6 144 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
7 139 (9.74%) Scrum
8 117 (8.20%) DSDM
9 89 (6.24%) Migration
10 84 (5.89%) RUP
11 80 (5.61%) Mentoring
12 66 (4.63%) Change Management
13 65 (4.56%) Problem Management
14 64 (4.48%) Service Delivery
15 59 (4.13%) Presales
16 58 (4.06%) High Availability
16 58 (4.06%) Service Management
17 57 (3.99%) Change Control
17 57 (3.99%) Virtual Infrastructure
18 52 (3.64%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 352 (24.67%) SQL
2 322 (22.56%) PowerShell
3 202 (14.16%) Python
4 159 (11.14%) Ruby
5 138 (9.67%) Bash Shell
6 134 (9.39%) Shell Script
7 65 (4.56%) Java
8 54 (3.78%) Perl
9 46 (3.22%) VB
10 38 (2.66%) VBScript
11 28 (1.96%) C#
12 21 (1.47%) C
13 20 (1.40%) PHP
14 15 (1.05%) JavaScript
15 13 (0.91%) C++
16 11 (0.77%) Go
17 6 (0.42%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.28%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.28%) T-SQL
19 2 (0.14%) AWK
Qualifications
1 243 (17.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 203 (14.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 176 (12.33%) MCSE
4 130 (9.11%) Cisco Certification
5 115 (8.06%) CCNA
5 115 (8.06%) Security Cleared
6 100 (7.01%) MCSA
7 99 (6.94%) Degree
8 92 (6.45%) SC Cleared
9 74 (5.19%) MCITP
10 55 (3.85%) MCP
11 31 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
12 30 (2.10%) CCA
13 28 (1.96%) VCP5
14 26 (1.82%) VCP6
15 23 (1.61%) CCNP
16 21 (1.47%) DV Cleared
16 21 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (1.05%) VCAP
17 15 (1.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (9.53%) SLA
2 35 (2.45%) QA
3 23 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.98%) PMO
6 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 788 (55.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 782 (54.80%) Active Directory
3 298 (20.88%) Hyper-V
4 234 (16.40%) XenApp
5 158 (11.07%) XenServer
6 135 (9.46%) Xen
7 131 (9.18%) XenDesktop
8 128 (8.97%) VMware ESXi
9 112 (7.85%) vCloud
10 83 (5.82%) VMware ESX
11 53 (3.71%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
13 37 (2.59%) Terminal Services
14 36 (2.52%) Docker
15 35 (2.45%) Forefront TMG
16 24 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 22 (1.54%) VMware Server
18 21 (1.47%) NFS
19 20 (1.40%) ISA Server
19 20 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 243 (17.03%) SCCM
2 222 (15.56%) Puppet
3 202 (14.16%) Opscode Chef
4 133 (9.32%) SCOM
5 124 (8.69%) Ansible
6 92 (6.45%) Tivoli
7 84 (5.89%) Cobbler
8 66 (4.63%) WSUS
9 49 (3.43%) Microsoft Clustering
10 48 (3.36%) Backup Exec
11 44 (3.08%) vMotion
12 42 (2.94%) vRealize
13 40 (2.80%) Nagios
14 36 (2.52%) NetBackup
15 23 (1.61%) Terraform
16 21 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
17 19 (1.33%) Simpana
18 18 (1.26%) EMC VPLEX
19 15 (1.05%) PowerCLI
19 15 (1.05%) Salt
Vendors
1 1196 (83.81%) VMware
2 737 (51.65%) Microsoft
3 425 (29.78%) Cisco
4 389 (27.26%) Citrix
5 255 (17.87%) HP
6 205 (14.37%) NetApp
7 179 (12.54%) Oracle
8 149 (10.44%) Red Hat
9 147 (10.30%) EMC
10 118 (8.27%) Veeam
11 115 (8.06%) EnterpriseDB
12 113 (7.92%) Dell
13 70 (4.91%) CheckPoint
14 58 (4.06%) CommVault
15 51 (3.57%) SonicWALL
16 47 (3.29%) Symantec
17 44 (3.08%) IBM
17 44 (3.08%) Juniper
17 44 (3.08%) Veritas
18 30 (2.10%) Google
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Merseyside
Digital Gurus
Salary: £31000 per annum + bonus and on call
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Washington, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Additional Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fast progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Jersey, Channel Isles
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
GK Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £37960 - £38285 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £45,000 to £49,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago