The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK / Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 96 91
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 4 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.36% 0.79% 1.11%
As % of the System Software category 3.10% 5.56% 9.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 10
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -13.92%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 129 198 161
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 11.72% 14.30% 11.94%
Number of salaries quoted 113 176 131
Median salary £35,250 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% -9.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

vSphere
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere in Wales.

Salary trend for vSphere in Wales

vSphere
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 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
South Wales +4 2 £36,250 +3.57%
West Wales - 2 £40,000 -
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Linux
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) Hyper-V
5 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (40.00%) MCSE
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (40.00%) Degree
6 6 (40.00%) LAMP
7 5 (33.33%) Python
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (33.33%) IaaS
7 5 (33.33%) SaaS
7 5 (33.33%) PaaS
8 4 (26.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco
8 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) IIS
8 4 (26.67%) Unix
9 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (20.00%) Firewall
9 3 (20.00%) Finance

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) Apache
2 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (13.33%) JBoss
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (33.33%) IaaS
2 5 (33.33%) PaaS
2 5 (33.33%) SaaS
3 2 (13.33%) Office 365
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP
5 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (6.67%) HTTP
5 1 (6.67%) NAS
5 1 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Ant
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) LAMP
2 1 (6.67%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Unix
5 3 (20.00%) CentOS
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) DevOps
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Server Hardening
2 2 (13.33%) SIEM
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Competitive Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Conceptual Models
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Security Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) R
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
1 6 (40.00%) MCSE
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (20.00%) RHCE
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) Hyper-V
3 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Clearswift
4 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) SaltStack
4 2 (13.33%) Splunk
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Radware
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat