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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 307 282
Rank change year-on-year -52 -25  
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 725 1014 1229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.04% 1.11%
As % of the System Software category 6.30% 8.22% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 649 884 1004
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 11512 12340 13028
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.87% 12.71% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9775 10512 10778
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -65 690 £45,000 -5.26% 93
London -23 258 £50,000 -4.76% 32
South East -48 133 £42,500 -10.52% 20
Yorkshire -14 65 £50,000 +25.00% 5
North West -24 59 £43,000 +1.17% 9
South West -9 54 £42,500 +6.08% 10
City of London +10 51 £51,750 -10.00% 10
Manchester -22 50 £44,500 +4.70% 4
West Yorkshire +16 48 £45,000 +7.46% 5
East of England -49 43 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Midlands +3 38 £37,500 -16.66% 9
East Midlands +24 37 £45,000 +8.43% 3
Leeds 0 36 £57,500 +41.53% 3
Surrey +50 35 £57,500 +4.54% 7
Berkshire -66 30 £52,500 - 3
Bristol -10 27 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Nottingham +16 25 £45,000 +42.85% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 25 £45,000 +42.85% 1
Birmingham +2 25 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Hampshire -13 24 £45,000 +2.27% 4
Oxfordshire +21 20 £34,500 -26.59%
Colchester +9 20 £46,250 -13.95%
Essex 0 20 £46,250 -15.90%
Hertfordshire -25 20 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Scotland +2 14 £38,750 +0.20% 4
Witney - 12 £32,500 -
Croydon +10 11 £57,500 +69.11%
Pontefract - 11 £28,500 - 2
Reading -1 10 £45,000 -28.00% 2
Gloucestershire -8 10 £42,500 +12.58% 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1217 (84.99%) VMware
2 1090 (76.12%) Windows
3 820 (57.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 776 (54.19%) Active Directory
5 769 (53.70%) Windows Server
6 715 (49.93%) Microsoft
7 512 (35.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 498 (34.78%) Linux
9 467 (32.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 462 (32.26%) SAN
11 427 (29.82%) Cisco
12 422 (29.47%) Firewall
13 418 (29.19%) MS Exchange
14 393 (27.44%) Citrix
15 371 (25.91%) ITIL
16 354 (24.72%) SQL
17 334 (23.32%) SQL Server
18 304 (21.23%) DNS
19 293 (20.46%) Hyper-V
20 283 (19.76%) Office 365
21 277 (19.34%) HP
22 273 (19.06%) PowerShell
23 263 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
24 253 (17.67%) Microsoft Certification
25 248 (17.32%) DHCP
26 244 (17.04%) NetApp
27 228 (15.92%) Exchange Server 2010
28 223 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
28 223 (15.57%) SCCM
29 221 (15.43%) 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
1 418 (29.19%) MS Exchange
2 228 (15.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 163 (11.38%) IIS
4 138 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 138 (9.64%) OpenStack
5 132 (9.22%) SharePoint
6 122 (8.52%) CloudStack
7 101 (7.05%) Skype for Business
8 57 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 54 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 52 (3.63%) Apache
11 51 (3.56%) JBoss
12 41 (2.86%) WebSphere
13 39 (2.72%) WebLogic
14 26 (1.82%) Tomcat
15 19 (1.33%) SAS
16 18 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 11 (0.77%) IBM Notes
19 9 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 105 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.42%) thinkFolio
2 5 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.070%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 283 (19.76%) Office 365
2 263 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
3 223 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 66 (4.61%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (2.37%) IaaS
6 32 (2.23%) PaaS
7 30 (2.09%) SaaS
8 19 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.05%) OneDrive
10 14 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.70%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.70%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.56%) G Suite
14 7 (0.49%) Heroku
15 6 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.42%) Dropbox
15 6 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 462 (32.26%) SAN
2 422 (29.47%) Firewall
3 304 (21.23%) DNS
4 248 (17.32%) DHCP
5 152 (10.61%) WAN
6 150 (10.47%) TCP/IP
7 146 (10.20%) LAN
8 129 (9.01%) iSCSI
9 102 (7.12%) NAS
10 95 (6.63%) VPN
11 87 (6.08%) Skype
12 78 (5.45%) Internet
13 71 (4.96%) Network Security
14 68 (4.75%) VLAN
15 64 (4.47%) VoIP
16 60 (4.19%) NetScaler
17 59 (4.12%) Wireless
18 51 (3.56%) Fibre Channel
19 31 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
19 31 (2.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (23.32%) SQL Server
2 95 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 52 (3.63%) MySQL
5 48 (3.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.98%) MongoDB
9 14 (0.98%) Redis
10 10 (0.70%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.49%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.42%) Relational Database
15 5 (0.35%) CouchDB
15 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
16 2 (0.14%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 79 (5.52%) Jenkins
2 65 (4.54%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.00%) TeamCity
4 34 (2.37%) Subversion
5 17 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (1.05%) MSI
7 13 (0.91%) JUnit
7 13 (0.91%) Maven
7 13 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (0.91%) Vagrant
8 10 (0.70%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.63%) Ant
10 8 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.49%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.49%) Automake
11 7 (0.49%) CMake
11 7 (0.49%) Grunt
11 7 (0.49%) Hudson
12 6 (0.42%) SonarQube
General
1 181 (12.64%) Finance
2 68 (4.75%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.30%) Law
4 27 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 24 (1.68%) Legal
5 24 (1.68%) Retail
6 21 (1.47%) Banking
7 14 (0.98%) Marketing
8 13 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (0.70%) Advertising
9 10 (0.70%) Back Office
10 9 (0.63%) Military
11 6 (0.42%) Electronics
11 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.35%) Billing
13 4 (0.28%) Games
14 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.14%) Automotive
14 2 (0.14%) Front Office
14 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 375 (26.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 177 (12.36%) Analyst
3 156 (10.89%) Support Engineer
4 143 (9.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 129 (9.01%) VMware Engineer
6 116 (8.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 107 (7.47%) Windows Engineer
8 106 (7.40%) Administrator
9 93 (6.49%) Systems Administrator
10 87 (6.08%) Infrastructure Support
10 87 (6.08%) Support Analyst
11 84 (5.87%) Systems Engineer
12 81 (5.66%) Architect
12 81 (5.66%) IT Engineer
13 80 (5.59%) Platform Engineer
14 79 (5.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 76 (5.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 75 (5.24%) IT Support
17 72 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
18 62 (4.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.54%) .NET
2 33 (2.30%) Web Services
3 29 (2.03%) LAMP
4 17 (1.19%) SOAP
5 15 (1.05%) Middleware
6 12 (0.84%) Software Packaging
6 12 (0.84%) XML
7 9 (0.63%) REST
8 8 (0.56%) Velocity
9 7 (0.49%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (0.42%) J2EE
10 6 (0.42%) PowerMock
10 6 (0.42%) RESTful
10 6 (0.42%) Spring
11 5 (0.35%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.28%) Apache Camel
13 3 (0.21%) jBPM
14 2 (0.14%) Flash
14 2 (0.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 195 (13.62%) Data Centre
2 77 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (5.24%) Clustering
4 54 (3.77%) EMC VNX
5 53 (3.70%) Driving Licence
6 52 (3.63%) Replication
7 49 (3.42%) Management Information System
8 44 (3.07%) PKI
9 30 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
10 28 (1.96%) Blackberry
11 24 (1.68%) HP Storage
12 19 (1.33%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.19%) HP StoreVirtual
14 16 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
14 16 (1.12%) User Experience
15 15 (1.05%) Fat Client
15 15 (1.05%) Thin Client
16 14 (0.98%) iPad
17 13 (0.91%) CESG
17 13 (0.91%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1090 (76.12%) Windows
2 769 (53.70%) Windows Server
3 512 (35.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 498 (34.78%) Linux
5 467 (32.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 183 (12.78%) Unix
7 170 (11.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 132 (9.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 122 (8.52%) Windows 7
10 107 (7.47%) Windows 10
11 63 (4.40%) CentOS
12 53 (3.70%) Windows 8
13 38 (2.65%) Ubuntu
14 34 (2.37%) Solaris
15 20 (1.40%) Data ONTAP
15 20 (1.40%) Windows XP
16 19 (1.33%) Debian
17 16 (1.12%) Mac OS
17 16 (1.12%) Mac OS X
18 15 (1.05%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (25.91%) ITIL
2 205 (14.32%) DevOps
3 168 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
4 167 (11.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 166 (11.59%) Configuration Management
6 143 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
7 121 (8.45%) Scrum
8 113 (7.89%) DSDM
9 104 (7.26%) Migration
10 96 (6.70%) RUP
11 71 (4.96%) Service Management
12 65 (4.54%) Change Management
12 65 (4.54%) Mentoring
13 60 (4.19%) Presales
14 58 (4.05%) Server Virtualisation
15 57 (3.98%) High Availability
16 52 (3.63%) Project Management
17 51 (3.56%) Time Management
17 51 (3.56%) Virtual Environments
18 50 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 354 (24.72%) SQL
2 273 (19.06%) PowerShell
3 187 (13.06%) Python
4 143 (9.99%) Bash Shell
4 143 (9.99%) Ruby
5 132 (9.22%) Shell Script
6 56 (3.91%) Java
7 52 (3.63%) Perl
8 39 (2.72%) VBScript
9 31 (2.16%) VB
10 20 (1.40%) C#
10 20 (1.40%) Go
11 17 (1.19%) PHP
12 12 (0.84%) C
13 8 (0.56%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.49%) Groovy
15 5 (0.35%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.28%) JavaScript
17 2 (0.14%) AWK
17 2 (0.14%) sed
Qualifications
1 253 (17.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 196 (13.69%) MCSE
3 192 (13.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 115 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (6.91%) Security Cleared
6 93 (6.49%) MCSA
7 91 (6.35%) CCNA
8 88 (6.15%) MCITP
9 86 (6.01%) Degree
10 74 (5.17%) SC Cleared
11 51 (3.56%) MCP
12 39 (2.72%) Citrix Certification
13 33 (2.30%) CCA
13 33 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 27 (1.89%) CCNP
16 26 (1.82%) VCP5
17 25 (1.75%) DV Cleared
18 21 (1.47%) CISSP
19 20 (1.40%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.91%) SLA
2 38 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.51%) PCI DSS
4 27 (1.89%) QA
5 15 (1.05%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.63%) PMO
7 8 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.21%) GDPR
9 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 820 (57.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 776 (54.19%) Active Directory
3 293 (20.46%) Hyper-V
4 221 (15.43%) XenApp
5 178 (12.43%) VMware ESXi
6 157 (10.96%) XenServer
7 128 (8.94%) XenDesktop
8 125 (8.73%) Xen
9 70 (4.89%) vCloud
10 45 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
11 44 (3.07%) Docker
12 31 (2.16%) NFS
12 31 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
13 25 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
13 25 (1.75%) Terminal Services
14 23 (1.61%) KVM
14 23 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
15 19 (1.33%) VMware Server
16 14 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 223 (15.57%) SCCM
2 202 (14.11%) Opscode Chef
3 190 (13.27%) Puppet
4 112 (7.82%) SCOM
5 107 (7.47%) Ansible
6 104 (7.26%) vCenter Server
7 102 (7.12%) Tivoli
8 96 (6.70%) Cobbler
9 90 (6.28%) Backup Exec
10 76 (5.31%) WSUS
11 39 (2.72%) Nagios
12 33 (2.30%) Terraform
13 30 (2.09%) Microsoft Clustering
13 30 (2.09%) vRealize
14 25 (1.75%) PowerCLI
15 24 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
15 24 (1.68%) SCSM
16 21 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 20 (1.40%) vMotion
18 18 (1.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1217 (84.99%) VMware
2 715 (49.93%) Microsoft
3 427 (29.82%) Cisco
4 393 (27.44%) Citrix
5 277 (19.34%) HP
6 244 (17.04%) NetApp
7 169 (11.80%) Oracle
8 155 (10.82%) Dell
9 150 (10.47%) Veeam
10 145 (10.13%) EMC
11 138 (9.64%) Red Hat
12 111 (7.75%) EnterpriseDB
13 55 (3.84%) IBM
14 51 (3.56%) CheckPoint
14 51 (3.56%) SonicWALL
15 49 (3.42%) Symantec
16 48 (3.35%) F5
17 47 (3.28%) CommVault
18 45 (3.14%) Veritas
19 36 (2.51%) Dell Compellent
Woking, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath, Avon
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum + unbeatable benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum plus on call and flexible benefits package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Washington, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum Company car or car allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 to 90,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
SFX
Salary: From £30,699 to £30,699 per annum Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits + OnCall
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Corriculo
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Clydebank, Dunbartonshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Alpha IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + security clearance
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 38k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago