Period
to 20 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 401 220 244
Rank change year-on-year -181 +24 +30
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 133 38 45
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.48% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.58% 3.13% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 82 37 31
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,148 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £40,279
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% -8.00% +19.05%
75th Percentile £65,938 £72,500 £90,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,500 "
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +17.02% -1.05%

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 WFH option and a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5,147 1,213 1,431
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.62% 19.32% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4,107 1,124 1,214
10th Percentile £35,900 £36,400 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% +13.04%
75th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £83,750 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

vSphere
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

vSphere trend for jobs with a WFH option

vSphere
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing vSphere.

vSphere salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

vSphere
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing vSphere over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

vSphere salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, vSphere job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for vSphere.

1 122 (91.73%) VMware
2 93 (69.92%) Microsoft
3 75 (56.39%) Windows
4 74 (55.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 68 (51.13%) Azure
6 52 (39.10%) Data Centre
7 51 (38.35%) Active Directory
8 49 (36.84%) Windows Server
9 46 (34.59%) Linux
10 40 (30.08%) Microsoft 365
11 38 (28.57%) DevOps
12 36 (27.07%) PowerShell
13 35 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 35 (26.32%) Firewall
14 33 (24.81%) Degree
14 33 (24.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 31 (23.31%) ITIL
16 29 (21.80%) Server Management
17 28 (21.05%) SQL Server
17 28 (21.05%) Security Cleared
18 27 (20.30%) SC Cleared
18 27 (20.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 27 (20.30%) Social Skills
19 26 (19.55%) vCenter Server
19 26 (19.55%) AWS
20 24 (18.05%) Management Information System
21 23 (17.29%) MCSE
21 23 (17.29%) MCSA
21 23 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
22 22 (16.54%) DV Cleared

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 19 (14.29%) IIS
1 19 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 17 (12.78%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (8.27%) CMS
3 11 (8.27%) Confluence
3 11 (8.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (8.27%) Umbraco
3 11 (8.27%) WordPress
4 7 (5.26%) Apache
4 7 (5.26%) Apache Spark
4 7 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 68 (51.13%) Azure
2 40 (30.08%) Microsoft 365
3 26 (19.55%) AWS
4 17 (12.78%) OneDrive
5 16 (12.03%) SaaS
6 14 (10.53%) IaaS
7 11 (8.27%) Mimecast
7 11 (8.27%) PaaS
8 7 (5.26%) OpenShift
9 5 (3.76%) GCP
10 2 (1.50%) Azure Storage
11 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.75%) AWS CodeBuild
11 1 (0.75%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.75%) Cohesity
11 1 (0.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (26.32%) Firewall
2 21 (15.79%) SAN
3 19 (14.29%) DNS
4 17 (12.78%) DHCP
5 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
6 15 (11.28%) WAN
7 14 (10.53%) LAN
7 14 (10.53%) VPN
7 14 (10.53%) VSAN
8 13 (9.77%) VLAN
9 12 (9.02%) IPsec
9 12 (9.02%) NetScaler
10 11 (8.27%) SSL
10 11 (8.27%) VoIP
11 5 (3.76%) Internet
12 3 (2.26%) BGP
12 3 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (2.26%) EIGRP
12 3 (2.26%) MPLS
12 3 (2.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 7 (5.26%) MySQL
2 7 (5.26%) Redis
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.26%) DB2
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (16.54%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.27%) JIRA
2 11 (8.27%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.51%) Artifactory
4 6 (4.51%) GitLab
4 6 (4.51%) Rational Quality Manager
4 6 (4.51%) Rational Team Concert
5 3 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.75%) GoCD
7 1 (0.75%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.75%) MSI
7 1 (0.75%) Spinnaker
7 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (20.30%) Social Skills
2 17 (12.78%) Finance
3 11 (8.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (8.27%) Retail
4 7 (5.26%) Advertising
5 6 (4.51%) Avionics
6 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.01%) Marketing
7 4 (3.01%) Public Sector
8 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.75%) Back Office
10 1 (0.75%) Banking
10 1 (0.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 28 (21.05%) Architect
2 25 (18.80%) Infrastructure Architect
3 24 (18.05%) Technical Architect
4 22 (16.54%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 22 (16.54%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 20 (15.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (13.53%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (8.27%) IT Manager
9 10 (7.52%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (6.02%) Administrator
10 8 (6.02%) Consultant
10 8 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) Server Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) Data Centre Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) Principal Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.26%) JMS
2 3 (2.26%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.50%) .NET
3 2 (1.50%) ADO
3 2 (1.50%) Middleware
4 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.75%) COM
4 1 (0.75%) OLE DB
4 1 (0.75%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (39.10%) Data Centre
2 24 (18.05%) Management Information System
3 22 (16.54%) Legacy Systems
4 14 (10.53%) Replication
4 14 (10.53%) User Experience
5 8 (6.02%) Public Cloud
6 6 (4.51%) EFT
7 4 (3.01%) Clustering
7 4 (3.01%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.75%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.75%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 75 (56.39%) Windows
2 49 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 46 (34.59%) Linux
4 19 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (11.28%) Windows 10
5 15 (11.28%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (9.02%) Unix
7 11 (8.27%) Android
8 8 (6.02%) CentOS
9 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.75%) AIX
10 1 (0.75%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.57%) DevOps
2 31 (23.31%) ITIL
3 29 (21.80%) Server Management
4 27 (20.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 23 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (15.04%) BCP
6 20 (15.04%) IT Strategy
7 15 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (10.53%) Service Management
9 13 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (9.77%) Project Management
10 12 (9.02%) Computer Science
10 12 (9.02%) Data Analysis
10 12 (9.02%) Presales
10 12 (9.02%) Project Delivery
11 11 (8.27%) Full Stack Development
11 11 (8.27%) Infrastructure as Code
11 11 (8.27%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (8.27%) Visualisation
12 10 (7.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.07%) PowerShell
2 16 (12.03%) Python
3 8 (6.02%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.02%) PHP
3 8 (6.02%) Ruby
4 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.01%) Go
6 3 (2.26%) SQL
7 2 (1.50%) C#
7 2 (1.50%) VBScript
8 1 (0.75%) Java
8 1 (0.75%) Perl
8 1 (0.75%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 35 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (24.81%) Degree
2 33 (24.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 28 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 27 (20.30%) SC Cleared
5 23 (17.29%) MCSA
5 23 (17.29%) MCSE
6 22 (16.54%) DV Cleared
6 22 (16.54%) MCP
7 7 (5.26%) RHCE
8 5 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.26%) CCNA
10 3 (2.26%) Master's Degree
10 3 (2.26%) RHCA
10 3 (2.26%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (1.50%) VCP6
12 1 (0.75%) CCNP
12 1 (0.75%) MCITP
12 1 (0.75%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.50%) QA
4 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.75%) NCSC
System Software
1 74 (55.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (38.35%) Active Directory
3 18 (13.53%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (8.27%) Docker
4 11 (8.27%) XenApp
4 11 (8.27%) XenDesktop
5 9 (6.77%) VMware NSX
6 7 (5.26%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.26%) vCloud
8 3 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.75%) KVM
10 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (19.55%) vCenter Server
2 21 (15.79%) Puppet
3 18 (13.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (10.53%) Ansible
4 14 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (8.27%) SCCM
5 11 (8.27%) vRealize
6 10 (7.52%) Kubernetes
7 8 (6.02%) Nagios
8 7 (5.26%) SCOM
9 6 (4.51%) Terraform
10 4 (3.01%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 3 (2.26%) Grafana
11 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (2.26%) PowerCLI
11 3 (2.26%) Prometheus
11 3 (2.26%) SCOrch
12 2 (1.50%) StackStorm
13 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.75%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 122 (91.73%) VMware
2 93 (69.92%) Microsoft
3 22 (16.54%) Cisco
4 17 (12.78%) Citrix
5 15 (11.28%) Veeam
6 14 (10.53%) Dell
7 13 (9.77%) F5
8 12 (9.02%) Palo Alto
9 11 (8.27%) Sage
9 11 (8.27%) Sitecore
9 11 (8.27%) Sophos
10 10 (7.52%) EMC
10 10 (7.52%) Red Hat
11 9 (6.77%) NetApp
11 9 (6.77%) Nimble Storage
12 7 (5.26%) Splunk
12 7 (5.26%) Zerto
13 6 (4.51%) IBM
14 5 (3.76%) Juniper
15 4 (3.01%) HP