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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 45 36 44
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 1 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.38% 2.19% 1.74%
As % of the System Software category 5.00% 23.81% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Average salary £21,500 £50,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
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
20 21 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 7.66% 9.21% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 15
Average salary £33,750 £39,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% +56.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Degree
2 9 (90.00%) Fat Client
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Thin Client
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (60.00%) XenApp
4 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix
5 5 (50.00%) HP
5 5 (50.00%) ADSL
5 5 (50.00%) VPN
6 4 (40.00%) SAN
7 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (10.00%) MCTS
7 1 (10.00%) MCITP
7 1 (10.00%) HP AIS
7 1 (10.00%) HP MASE
7 1 (10.00%) Celerra
7 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (10.00%) NetApp
7 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) ADSL
1 5 (50.00%) VPN
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Help Desk Technician
3 2 (20.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Thin Client
1 9 (90.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Celerra
2 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) HP AIS
2 1 (10.00%) HP MASE
2 1 (10.00%) VCDX
2 1 (10.00%) NCDA
2 1 (10.00%) NCIE
2 1 (10.00%) VCAP
2 1 (10.00%) CCEE
2 1 (10.00%) CCIA
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (60.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenServer
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) EMC