The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 33 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 2 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.90% 0.43% 1.39%
As % of the System Software category 5.88% 5.88% 31.25%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Average salary - - £24,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.77%
vSphere
Cheshire

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

System Software Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
34 17 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 15.38% 7.39% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 31 13 13
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £33,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

vSphere
Salary Trend in Chester

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Chester

vSphere
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) ADSL
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) ADSL
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft