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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 548 471 232
Rank change year-on-year -77 -239 +91
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 365 151 70
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.46% 0.40% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 2.34% 2.06% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 284 127 58
10th Percentile £31,275 £32,800 £41,250
25th Percentile £40,938 £43,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% -8.00% +47.06%
75th Percentile £61,375 £67,500 £72,188
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +16.67%

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 15,578 7,337 1,701
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.53% 19.51% 19.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8,021 5,914 1,480
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -4.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,263 £93,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 4 July 2022.

vSphere salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, vSphere job roles required the following 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.

1 342 (93.70%) VMware
2 249 (68.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (60.82%) Microsoft
4 186 (50.96%) Active Directory
5 177 (48.49%) Windows
5 177 (48.49%) Azure
6 164 (44.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 136 (37.26%) Linux
8 129 (35.34%) Microsoft 365
9 125 (34.25%) Windows Server
10 118 (32.33%) DNS
11 107 (29.32%) AWS
12 94 (25.75%) Firewall
13 90 (24.66%) Cisco
13 90 (24.66%) VMware ESXi
14 87 (23.84%) ITIL
14 87 (23.84%) Finance
14 87 (23.84%) vCenter Server
15 86 (23.56%) DHCP
16 83 (22.74%) Project Delivery
17 79 (21.64%) SAN
18 78 (21.37%) HP
19 77 (21.10%) PowerShell
20 75 (20.55%) Social Skills
21 71 (19.45%) TCP/IP
22 70 (19.18%) Hyper-V
23 69 (18.90%) Citrix
24 65 (17.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 64 (17.53%) Security Cleared
26 63 (17.26%) Data Centre

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 50 (13.70%) SharePoint
2 37 (10.14%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.48%) IIS
4 18 (4.93%) Apache
5 16 (4.38%) Apache Spark
5 16 (4.38%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.82%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 39 (10.68%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 177 (48.49%) Azure
2 129 (35.34%) Microsoft 365
3 107 (29.32%) AWS
4 27 (7.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (7.40%) IaaS
5 26 (7.12%) OpenShift
5 26 (7.12%) PaaS
6 16 (4.38%) SaaS
7 9 (2.47%) Serverless
8 8 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.37%) GCP
11 3 (0.82%) Azure DevOps
11 3 (0.82%) Azure Storage
11 3 (0.82%) GitHub
11 3 (0.82%) Google Workspace
11 3 (0.82%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.82%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 118 (32.33%) DNS
2 94 (25.75%) Firewall
3 86 (23.56%) DHCP
4 79 (21.64%) SAN
5 71 (19.45%) TCP/IP
6 39 (10.68%) LAN
7 38 (10.41%) Fibre Channel
7 38 (10.41%) WAN
8 37 (10.14%) VSAN
9 32 (8.77%) VPN
10 31 (8.49%) VLAN
11 25 (6.85%) NAS
12 22 (6.03%) Network Security
13 16 (4.38%) iSCSI
14 14 (3.84%) Wireless
15 9 (2.47%) BGP
15 9 (2.47%) IPsec
16 8 (2.19%) BIG-IP
16 8 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (2.19%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.38%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.92%) MySQL
6 4 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.55%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.55%) Power BI
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (6.58%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.10%) MSI
4 3 (0.82%) JIRA
5 2 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 87 (23.84%) Finance
2 75 (20.55%) Social Skills
3 51 (13.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 46 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (6.85%) Advertising
6 16 (4.38%) Retail
7 14 (3.84%) Public Sector
8 12 (3.29%) Legal
8 12 (3.29%) Organisational Skills
9 9 (2.47%) Law
10 7 (1.92%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.55%) Marketing
13 2 (0.55%) Presentation Skills
14 1 (0.27%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 150 (41.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (12.60%) Consultant
3 39 (10.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (7.67%) IT Engineer
5 26 (7.12%) Systems Administrator
6 25 (6.85%) Administrator
7 24 (6.58%) Architect
7 24 (6.58%) VMware Consultant
8 23 (6.30%) Linux Engineer
8 23 (6.30%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (6.03%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (5.75%) Graduate
10 21 (5.75%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (4.93%) Cloud Engineer
12 18 (4.93%) Storage Consultant
13 17 (4.66%) Wintel Systems Administrator
14 16 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 16 (4.38%) Senior Linux Engineer
14 16 (4.38%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.03%) Flash
2 16 (4.38%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (4.38%) JMS
3 14 (3.84%) .NET
4 8 (2.19%) LDAP
5 4 (1.10%) Apache NiFi
5 4 (1.10%) JSON
5 4 (1.10%) React
6 3 (0.82%) COM
6 3 (0.82%) Middleware
7 2 (0.55%) DCOM
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.27%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.27%) CSS
8 1 (0.27%) HTML
8 1 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.27%) SAML
8 1 (0.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.26%) Data Centre
2 45 (12.33%) Cyberattack
3 36 (9.86%) Cyber Defence
4 32 (8.77%) Cybercrime
5 21 (5.75%) Public Cloud
6 20 (5.48%) Clustering
7 15 (4.11%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (4.11%) Replication
8 13 (3.56%) Fat Client
8 13 (3.56%) HP Storage
8 13 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (3.56%) Thin Client
9 11 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (2.74%) User Experience
11 9 (2.47%) EMC VMAX
12 8 (2.19%) PKI
13 7 (1.92%) Fibre Optics
13 7 (1.92%) RSA SecurID
14 6 (1.64%) Spread Betting
15 5 (1.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 177 (48.49%) Windows
2 136 (37.26%) Linux
3 125 (34.25%) Windows Server
4 53 (14.52%) CentOS
5 51 (13.97%) Windows Server 2016
6 49 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (10.41%) Ubuntu
8 36 (9.86%) Windows 10
9 32 (8.77%) Windows Server 2019
10 28 (7.67%) Kali Linux
11 25 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (2.19%) Mac OS
14 8 (2.19%) VMS
15 7 (1.92%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.64%) Windows 7
17 5 (1.37%) Debian
18 4 (1.10%) Unix
19 3 (0.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (44.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 87 (23.84%) ITIL
3 83 (22.74%) Project Delivery
4 63 (17.26%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (16.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 47 (12.88%) IT Strategy
7 44 (12.05%) DevOps
8 43 (11.78%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 43 (11.78%) Threat Intelligence
9 41 (11.23%) Migration
10 35 (9.59%) Mathematics
11 34 (9.32%) Infrastructure as Code
11 34 (9.32%) Patch Management
12 33 (9.04%) High Availability
13 32 (8.77%) Agile
13 32 (8.77%) Incident Management
14 30 (8.22%) Change Management
15 27 (7.40%) Project Management
16 24 (6.58%) Antivirus Management
16 24 (6.58%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (21.10%) PowerShell
2 44 (12.05%) Python
3 34 (9.32%) Bash
4 33 (9.04%) SQL
5 14 (3.84%) C#
6 13 (3.56%) VB.NET
7 8 (2.19%) Go
8 7 (1.92%) Perl
9 6 (1.64%) Java
10 4 (1.10%) VBScript
11 3 (0.82%) C
11 3 (0.82%) VB
12 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (17.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 64 (17.53%) Security Cleared
3 53 (14.52%) SC Cleared
4 38 (10.41%) Degree
5 37 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (6.85%) MCSA
7 23 (6.30%) MCSE
8 22 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (5.48%) CCNA
10 16 (4.38%) CCNP
10 16 (4.38%) RHCE
11 12 (3.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (2.74%) VCAP
13 9 (2.47%) MCTS
14 8 (2.19%) JNCIA
14 8 (2.19%) MCP
14 8 (2.19%) Network+ Certification
15 7 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.37%) EMC Certification
16 5 (1.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.75%) SLA
2 9 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.10%) GDPR
4 2 (0.55%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 249 (68.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 186 (50.96%) Active Directory
3 90 (24.66%) VMware ESXi
4 70 (19.18%) Hyper-V
5 37 (10.14%) Docker
6 32 (8.77%) XenApp
7 22 (6.03%) VMware NSX
8 18 (4.93%) XenDesktop
9 16 (4.38%) GlusterFS
10 10 (2.74%) BitLocker
11 8 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 7 (1.92%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.92%) KVM
12 7 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (1.64%) Firmware
14 5 (1.37%) GPFS
14 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 87 (23.84%) vCenter Server
2 59 (16.16%) Ansible
3 44 (12.05%) Kubernetes
4 37 (10.14%) Terraform
5 34 (9.32%) Puppet
5 34 (9.32%) vRealize
6 26 (7.12%) WSUS
7 23 (6.30%) SCCM
8 22 (6.03%) Nagios
9 17 (4.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 15 (4.11%) NetBackup
11 14 (3.84%) VxRail
12 12 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (3.29%) SCOM
13 9 (2.47%) Pingdom
13 9 (2.47%) PowerCLI
13 9 (2.47%) SolarWinds Orion
14 8 (2.19%) SCVMM
15 6 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
15 6 (1.64%) Rancher
Vendors
1 342 (93.70%) VMware
2 222 (60.82%) Microsoft
3 90 (24.66%) Cisco
4 78 (21.37%) HP
5 69 (18.90%) Citrix
6 61 (16.71%) Red Hat
7 54 (14.79%) Veeam
8 46 (12.60%) Dell
9 44 (12.05%) EMC
10 41 (11.23%) F5
10 41 (11.23%) Nimble Storage
11 31 (8.49%) 3PAR
12 29 (7.95%) IBM
13 20 (5.48%) NetApp
13 20 (5.48%) SolarWinds
13 20 (5.48%) Splunk
14 14 (3.84%) Commvault
14 14 (3.84%) Veritas
15 12 (3.29%) Brocade
16 11 (3.01%) Oracle