Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 428 447 444
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 -75
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 843 998 1,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.66% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 3.93% 4.24% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 698 813 1,008
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,800 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,740 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +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 21,471 23,532 22,863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.07% 15.50% 13.09%
Number of salaries quoted 17,516 19,166 19,029
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 January 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 23 January 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 +5 784 £45,000 -0.55% 159
UK excluding London +19 501 £42,000 -6.67% 133
London +23 297 £55,000 +10.00% 38
South East -2 127 £45,000 -5.26% 39
North of England +78 119 £40,000 - 25
South West +56 88 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Midlands +34 85 £42,500 +10.39% 12
East of England +21 71 £42,500 -15.00% 26
North West +36 63 £42,500 +6.25% 16
West Midlands +21 57 £43,500 +5.45% 4
Yorkshire +55 47 £40,000 - 9
East Midlands +23 28 £42,500 +10.39% 8
Scotland +20 13 £36,500 +8.96% 9
North East +21 9 £30,000 +20.00%
Wales -11 3 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Northern Ireland +10 2 £31,250 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 807 (95.73%) VMware
2 633 (75.09%) Windows
3 542 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 524 (62.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 501 (59.43%) Microsoft
6 418 (49.58%) Windows Server
7 409 (48.52%) Office 365
8 319 (37.84%) Azure
9 280 (33.21%) DNS
10 277 (32.86%) Cisco
11 274 (32.50%) Firewall
12 253 (30.01%) PowerShell
13 247 (29.30%) Linux
14 244 (28.94%) DHCP
15 235 (27.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 219 (25.98%) Citrix
17 193 (22.89%) Windows Server 2012
18 187 (22.18%) ITIL
19 183 (21.71%) Hyper-V
19 183 (21.71%) SCCM
20 179 (21.23%) Windows 10
21 172 (20.40%) VMware ESXi
22 159 (18.86%) SQL Server
22 159 (18.86%) TCP/IP
23 153 (18.15%) AWS
24 148 (17.56%) MS Exchange
25 146 (17.32%) Finance
25 146 (17.32%) XenApp
26 144 (17.08%) Microsoft Office
27 142 (16.84%) Problem-Solving

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
1 148 (17.56%) MS Exchange
2 93 (11.03%) SharePoint
3 73 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (5.69%) IIS
5 39 (4.63%) Skype for Business
6 27 (3.20%) WebSphere
7 24 (2.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (2.14%) Confluence
10 16 (1.90%) OpenStack
11 15 (1.78%) Apache
12 14 (1.66%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.95%) SAS
14 7 (0.83%) Red Hat Fuse
15 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.47%) CloudStack
16 4 (0.47%) Drupal
16 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 144 (17.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 409 (48.52%) Office 365
2 319 (37.84%) Azure
3 153 (18.15%) AWS
4 63 (7.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 46 (5.46%) IaaS
6 24 (2.85%) SaaS
7 23 (2.73%) OneDrive
8 13 (1.54%) GitHub
8 13 (1.54%) PaaS
9 11 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.30%) GCP
10 10 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.24%) Dropbox
14 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 280 (33.21%) DNS
2 274 (32.50%) Firewall
3 244 (28.94%) DHCP
4 159 (18.86%) TCP/IP
5 117 (13.88%) SAN
5 117 (13.88%) VPN
6 106 (12.57%) LAN
7 104 (12.34%) VLAN
8 79 (9.37%) WAN
9 73 (8.66%) VSAN
10 64 (7.59%) NetScaler
11 53 (6.29%) VoIP
12 50 (5.93%) iSCSI
13 44 (5.22%) MPLS
14 43 (5.10%) Cisco ASA
15 42 (4.98%) Wireless
16 40 (4.74%) Cisco Nexus
16 40 (4.74%) NAS
17 37 (4.39%) Fibre Channel
18 36 (4.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (18.86%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.80%) MySQL
3 29 (3.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 21 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (1.19%) DB2
7 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.07%) MariaDB
8 9 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.59%) Ingres
10 5 (0.59%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.59%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.47%) FileMaker
11 4 (0.47%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.36%) Big Data
13 2 (0.24%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 49 (5.81%) Jenkins
2 31 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 29 (3.44%) JIRA
4 18 (2.14%) MSI
5 16 (1.90%) GitLab
6 11 (1.30%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (1.07%) DbUnit
8 9 (1.07%) jMock
8 9 (1.07%) JUnit
8 9 (1.07%) Maven
8 9 (1.07%) Mockito
8 9 (1.07%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.71%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.59%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.59%) Selenium
11 4 (0.47%) Subversion
12 3 (0.36%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 146 (17.32%) Finance
2 57 (6.76%) Banking
3 43 (5.10%) Retail
4 32 (3.80%) Public Sector
5 22 (2.61%) Law
6 19 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.90%) Electronics
7 16 (1.90%) Marketing
8 14 (1.66%) Legal
9 11 (1.30%) Aerospace
10 10 (1.19%) Back Office
10 10 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.07%) Online Betting
12 7 (0.83%) Military
13 6 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.36%) Advertising
14 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Games
16 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 187 (22.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (11.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 93 (11.03%) Analyst
3 73 (8.66%) Administrator
4 66 (7.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 65 (7.71%) Systems Administrator
6 61 (7.24%) Support Engineer
7 58 (6.88%) Consultant
8 54 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
9 51 (6.05%) Server Engineer
10 50 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
11 45 (5.34%) IT Engineer
11 45 (5.34%) VMware Engineer
12 41 (4.86%) IT Support
13 37 (4.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 36 (4.27%) Architect
15 31 (3.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 30 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 29 (3.44%) Windows Engineer
18 28 (3.32%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.80%) Web Services
2 25 (2.97%) LDAP
3 19 (2.25%) WSH
4 16 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (1.66%) LAMP
6 10 (1.19%) REST
6 10 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (1.07%) Apache Camel
7 9 (1.07%) J2EE
7 9 (1.07%) PowerMock
7 9 (1.07%) SOAP
7 9 (1.07%) Spring
7 9 (1.07%) XML
8 8 (0.95%) RESTful
9 7 (0.83%) .NET
9 7 (0.83%) Node.js
10 6 (0.71%) Middleware
11 3 (0.36%) SAML
12 2 (0.24%) Flash
12 2 (0.24%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 141 (16.73%) Data Centre
2 92 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (5.58%) Replication
5 40 (4.74%) Management Information System
6 34 (4.03%) Enterprise Storage
7 30 (3.56%) Clustering
8 27 (3.20%) Public Cloud
9 26 (3.08%) EMC VNX
9 26 (3.08%) Hedge funds
10 22 (2.61%) PKI
11 21 (2.49%) Private Cloud
12 18 (2.14%) Driving Licence
13 16 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (1.54%) User Experience
14 13 (1.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 10 (1.19%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 633 (75.09%) Windows
2 418 (49.58%) Windows Server
3 247 (29.30%) Linux
4 193 (22.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 179 (21.23%) Windows 10
6 130 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (6.88%) Windows 7
8 53 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (4.27%) Unix
11 32 (3.80%) CentOS
12 27 (3.20%) Windows 8
13 19 (2.25%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.07%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (0.83%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.71%) Debian
16 6 (0.71%) VMS
17 3 (0.36%) Android
17 3 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (27.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 187 (22.18%) ITIL
3 142 (16.84%) Problem-Solving
4 97 (11.51%) Migration
5 77 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (9.13%) Mentoring
6 71 (8.42%) DevOps
6 71 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 61 (7.24%) Project Delivery
8 48 (5.69%) Server Management
9 44 (5.22%) Service Delivery
10 42 (4.98%) Root Cause Analysis
11 39 (4.63%) Configuration Management
12 36 (4.27%) Change Management
12 36 (4.27%) Patch Management
13 35 (4.15%) Business Continuity
13 35 (4.15%) Load Balancing
13 35 (4.15%) Time Management
14 34 (4.03%) Release Management
15 32 (3.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 253 (30.01%) PowerShell
2 114 (13.52%) SQL
3 54 (6.41%) Python
4 46 (5.46%) Bash Shell
5 36 (4.27%) C
6 24 (2.85%) Java
6 24 (2.85%) VBScript
7 19 (2.25%) C#
8 18 (2.14%) Perl
9 15 (1.78%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.54%) Ruby
11 9 (1.07%) R
11 9 (1.07%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.95%) PHP
12 8 (0.95%) VB
13 7 (0.83%) Go
14 6 (0.71%) C++
15 5 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.47%) Ada
16 4 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 140 (16.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (12.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 82 (9.73%) MCSE
4 75 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (8.19%) CCNA
6 60 (7.12%) MCSA
7 55 (6.52%) Degree
8 34 (4.03%) Security Cleared
9 28 (3.32%) CCNP
10 27 (3.20%) SC Cleared
11 25 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (2.37%) MCITP
13 18 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (1.90%) VCP6
15 13 (1.54%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (0.95%) MCP
17 7 (0.83%) CCA
17 7 (0.83%) HP ASE
17 7 (0.83%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.98%) SLA
2 25 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.07%) GDPR
4 8 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.71%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.59%) PMO
7 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.24%) NCSC
8 2 (0.24%) NIST
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) QA
System Software
1 542 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 524 (62.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (21.71%) Hyper-V
4 172 (20.40%) VMware ESXi
5 146 (17.32%) XenApp
6 82 (9.73%) XenDesktop
7 78 (9.25%) VMware NSX
8 60 (7.12%) Virtual Machines
9 47 (5.58%) Docker
10 30 (3.56%) vCloud
11 29 (3.44%) NFS
12 18 (2.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 18 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 10 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (1.07%) BitLocker
15 9 (1.07%) Samba
15 9 (1.07%) Terminal Services
15 9 (1.07%) Xen
16 8 (0.95%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 183 (21.71%) SCCM
2 80 (9.49%) vCenter Server
3 72 (8.54%) WSUS
4 70 (8.30%) SCOM
4 70 (8.30%) vRealize
5 51 (6.05%) Ansible
6 43 (5.10%) Puppet
7 41 (4.86%) Microsoft Intune
8 38 (4.51%) Terraform
9 31 (3.68%) Kubernetes
10 27 (3.20%) Nagios
10 27 (3.20%) PowerCLI
11 24 (2.85%) Backup Exec
12 21 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (2.37%) XenMobile
14 15 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
15 14 (1.66%) SCVMM
16 11 (1.30%) ZABBIX
17 10 (1.19%) HAProxy
17 10 (1.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 807 (95.73%) VMware
2 501 (59.43%) Microsoft
3 277 (32.86%) Cisco
4 219 (25.98%) Citrix
5 116 (13.76%) HP
6 112 (13.29%) NetApp
7 110 (13.05%) Veeam
8 100 (11.86%) Dell
9 90 (10.68%) EMC
10 42 (4.98%) Red Hat
11 39 (4.63%) IBM
12 33 (3.91%) SonicWALL
13 31 (3.68%) McAfee
14 29 (3.44%) Palo Alto
15 25 (2.97%) Meraki
16 21 (2.49%) Juniper
17 20 (2.37%) 3PAR
17 20 (2.37%) Mitel
17 20 (2.37%) Oracle
18 18 (2.14%) ServiceNow