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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 119 117 123
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 1 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.058% 0.45% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 0.62% 4.68% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 3
Average salary £17,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -6.66%
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
162 171 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.42% 9.55% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 118 117 89
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.36% -0.93%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (89.66%) Windows
3 21 (72.41%) Finance
4 15 (51.72%) SAN
5 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
5 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (44.83%) MCITP
6 13 (44.83%) EMC
6 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (44.83%) MCSE
7 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (37.93%) Problem Management
8 11 (37.93%) PowerShell
8 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
8 11 (37.93%) VB
8 11 (37.93%) Clustering
9 10 (34.48%) VBScript
9 10 (34.48%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (27.59%) HP
10 8 (27.59%) Dell
10 8 (27.59%) Citrix
11 7 (24.14%) Apple
12 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
12 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
13 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
14 4 (13.79%) SQL
15 3 (10.34%) Lync

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Lync
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) SAN
2 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
3 2 (6.90%) Intranet
3 2 (6.90%) Wireless
4 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) VoIP
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 21 (72.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Server Support
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Head of Infrastructure
5 2 (6.90%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) IT Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) CentOS
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Problem Management
2 10 (34.48%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Time Management
5 2 (6.90%) Change Control
6 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.45%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) VB
1 11 (37.93%) PowerShell
2 10 (34.48%) VBScript
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) MCSE
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (44.83%) MCITP
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.45%) MCTS
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) XenApp
3 3 (10.34%) vSphere
4 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (6.90%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 13 (44.83%) EMC
4 8 (27.59%) Citrix
4 8 (27.59%) HP
4 8 (27.59%) Dell
5 7 (24.14%) Apple
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
7 2 (6.90%) McAfee
7 2 (6.90%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (3.45%) Symantec
8 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.45%) NETGEAR
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle
8 1 (3.45%) CommVault
8 1 (3.45%) NetApp