The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 80 104 125
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +21
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 18 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.56% 0.63% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 11.46% 4.74% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 3
Median salary £36,450 £33,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -20.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £32,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £62,750 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +8.12%
vSphere
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
157 190 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.63% 13.36% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 134 162 190
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £58,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

vSphere
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Cheshire

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Cheshire

vSphere
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +20 9 £38,500 +10.00% 2
Chester +7 6 £24,750 -60.40%
Northwich - 2 £33,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 £50,000 -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 20 (95.24%) VMware
2 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 14 (66.67%) SQL
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 13 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 11 (52.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (47.62%) vRealize
8 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
8 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (42.86%) MCSA
9 8 (38.10%) ITIL
9 8 (38.10%) MCSE
9 8 (38.10%) MCITP
10 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 7 (33.33%) Process Improvement
11 6 (28.57%) SAN
12 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
13 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
13 4 (19.05%) Firewall
13 4 (19.05%) Cisco
13 4 (19.05%) IBM
13 4 (19.05%) CRM
14 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
14 3 (14.29%) ERP
14 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
14 3 (14.29%) Oracle

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) GroupWise
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (4.76%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) IT Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) IT Support
3 5 (23.81%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Senior VMware Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) ICT Support Technician
6 1 (4.76%) ICT Technician
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (4.76%) IT Technician
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Data Extraction
2 3 (14.29%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 4 (19.05%) CRM
4 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 3 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Presales
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (42.86%) MCSA
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (38.10%) MCITP
3 8 (38.10%) MCSE
4 3 (14.29%) VCAP
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) MCP
5 1 (4.76%) MCTS
5 1 (4.76%) NCDA
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 13 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) vCloud
4 1 (4.76%) Firmware
4 1 (4.76%) NDS
4 1 (4.76%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) vRealize
2 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 2 (9.52%) SCCM
4 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) IBM
4 3 (14.29%) EMC
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 3 (14.29%) Sage
5 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
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