The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 101 109 136
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +27
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 20 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.07% 0.38% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 8.20% 4.29% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 0
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.03%
VMware ESX
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

System Software Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
244 140 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.05% 8.96% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 203 104 66
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £19,550
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VMware ESX
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Cheshire region.

VMware ESX Salary Trend in Cheshire

VMware ESX
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

VMware ESX Salary Histogram in Cheshire

VMware ESX
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 6 £53,750 -
Knutsford - 6 £70,000 -
Warrington -3 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £45,000 -
VMware ESX
North West

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX.

1 37 (100.00%) VMware
2 32 (86.49%) Windows
3 23 (62.16%) Finance
4 20 (54.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (48.65%) SAN
6 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
6 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (43.24%) MCITP
7 16 (43.24%) EMC
7 16 (43.24%) MCSE
7 16 (43.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (37.84%) VB
9 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
10 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (29.73%) Problem Management
11 11 (29.73%) Clustering
11 11 (29.73%) HP
11 11 (29.73%) Linux
11 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
12 10 (27.03%) SQL
12 10 (27.03%) VBScript
12 10 (27.03%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
13 8 (21.62%) Dell
13 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
13 8 (21.62%) Citrix
14 7 (18.92%) Apple
15 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (16.22%) Cisco

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) Lync
3 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (10.81%) IIS
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) SAN
2 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.51%) VPN
4 4 (10.81%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.41%) Wireless
5 2 (5.41%) Intranet
6 1 (2.70%) Firewall
6 1 (2.70%) DNS
6 1 (2.70%) VoIP
6 1 (2.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
1 3 (8.11%) SilkPerformer
General
1 23 (62.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Support Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) IT Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Server Support
4 3 (8.11%) Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Head of Infrastructure
5 2 (5.41%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Clustering
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (29.73%) Linux
6 5 (13.51%) UNIX
7 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
8 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.41%) HPUX
9 2 (5.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Problem Management
2 10 (27.03%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) Test Management
4 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Change Control
5 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
6 1 (2.70%) Migration
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) VB
1 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
2 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) VBScript
3 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) MCSE
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (43.24%) MCITP
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (10.81%) MCTS
4 3 (8.11%) ISEB
4 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (54.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) XenApp
4 3 (8.11%) vSphere
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (5.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
3 16 (43.24%) EMC
4 11 (29.73%) HP
5 8 (21.62%) Dell
5 8 (21.62%) Citrix
6 7 (18.92%) Apple
7 6 (16.22%) Cisco
8 4 (10.81%) NETGEAR
9 2 (5.41%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (5.41%) Veritas
9 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.41%) Hitachi
9 2 (5.41%) McAfee
10 1 (2.70%) NetApp
10 1 (2.70%) CommVault
10 1 (2.70%) Oracle
10 1 (2.70%) Symantec
10 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL