The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 110 108 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 12 11 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.67% 0.63% 1.30%
As % of the System Software category 6.09% 8.53% 13.57%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 24
Average salary £34,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,750
% change year-on-year
- -0.58%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
197 129 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.03% 7.43% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 158 90 205
Average salary £33,500 £31,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.20% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
VMware ESX
North West

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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
Knutsford - 3 £34,500 -
Chester -4 2 £46,750 -
Warrington -19 2 £38,250 +3.37%
Runcorn - 1 £32,500 -
VMware ESX
North West

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (60.00%) Citrix
4 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (50.00%) ITIL
6 10 (50.00%) Windows 2000
7 9 (45.00%) SAN
7 9 (45.00%) Change Management
8 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (40.00%) Finance
8 8 (40.00%) MCITP
9 7 (35.00%) MCTS
9 7 (35.00%) DNS
9 7 (35.00%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (30.00%) CCA
10 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
10 6 (30.00%) Dell
10 6 (30.00%) IIS
11 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (25.00%) EMC
11 5 (25.00%) HP
11 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 5 (25.00%) VMS
11 5 (25.00%) DHCP
11 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 5 (25.00%) Change Control

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 6 (30.00%) IIS
2 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Project
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) SAN
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) DHCP
3 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Server Support
4 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Operations Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
1 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Celerra
2 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (50.00%) Windows 2000
5 5 (25.00%) VMS
6 2 (10.00%) Windows NT
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (45.00%) Change Management
3 5 (25.00%) Change Control
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
2 2 (10.00%) VB
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (40.00%) MCITP
2 7 (35.00%) MCTS
2 7 (35.00%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (30.00%) CCA
4 2 (10.00%) PMP
4 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) CCEE
5 1 (5.00%) CCIA
5 1 (5.00%) HP AIS
5 1 (5.00%) HP MASE
5 1 (5.00%) VCDX
5 1 (5.00%) VCAP
5 1 (5.00%) NCDA
5 1 (5.00%) NCIE
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (15.00%) vSphere
6 2 (10.00%) MetaFrame
6 2 (10.00%) XenApp
6 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (5.00%) XenServer
7 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP SIM
2 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) Legato
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (60.00%) Citrix
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) Dell
5 5 (25.00%) EMC
5 5 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 3 (15.00%) IBM
6 3 (15.00%) Symantec
7 2 (10.00%) CA
7 2 (10.00%) NetApp
8 1 (5.00%) ProCurve
8 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.00%) CommVault