The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 106 108 90
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 12 13 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.70% 0.73% 2.12%
As % of the System Software category 6.22% 9.92% 21.27%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 44
Average salary £27,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,300 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £68,750 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
193 131 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.21% 7.37% 9.97%
Number of salaries quoted 148 88 203
Average salary £33,852 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 July 2014.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Cheshire

vSphere
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 10 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
Chester +12 9 £27,000 +35.00% 2
Warrington -18 4 £30,750 -30.50% 1
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing vSphere 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 vSphere.

1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (75.00%) MS Exchange
4 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
6 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (55.00%) Citrix
7 9 (45.00%) Degree
8 8 (40.00%) Fat Client
8 8 (40.00%) SAN
8 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 8 (40.00%) Firewall
8 8 (40.00%) Thin Client
9 7 (35.00%) VPN
9 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (35.00%) XenApp
10 6 (30.00%) Cisco
10 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (25.00%) HP
11 5 (25.00%) LAN
11 5 (25.00%) WAN
11 5 (25.00%) MCSE
11 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (25.00%) MCTS
12 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing vSphere 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 vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) SAN
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) VPN
3 5 (25.00%) LAN
3 5 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (20.00%) ADSL
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
7 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 1 (5.00%) Internet
7 1 (5.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Help Desk Technician
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Thin Client
1 8 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Celerra
2 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) AIX
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Change Management
1 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.00%) Data Management
2 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (5.00%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Degree
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (25.00%) MCTS
3 5 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) MCSA
4 2 (10.00%) MCITP
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) NCIE
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) VCAP
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%) NCDA
5 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (35.00%) XenApp
4 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (15.00%) XenServer
6 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (55.00%) Citrix
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 5 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) NetApp
7 2 (10.00%) EMC
8 1 (5.00%) Dell
8 1 (5.00%) Symantec
8 1 (5.00%) CommVault
8 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Includes Car/Allowance+bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
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