The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 63 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 6 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.12% 0.63% 2.24%
As % of the System Software category 13.95% 7.89% 13.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 10
Average salary £43,750 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £32,500 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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 Lancashire region.

System Software Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
43 38 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.02% 7.98% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 42 32 76
Average salary £41,250 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.92% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

vSphere
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Lancashire

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Lancashire

vSphere
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Preston -10 3 £42,500 +30.76%
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) HP
3 8 (80.00%) Citrix
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (70.00%) Business Continuity
4 7 (70.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
5 5 (50.00%) Replication
5 5 (50.00%) VPN
5 5 (50.00%) SAN
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (30.00%) ITIL
7 3 (30.00%) Linux
7 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) XenApp
7 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
8 2 (20.00%) WatchGuard
8 2 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
8 2 (20.00%) SCCM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) VPN
2 5 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) PBX
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Solaris
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) BCP
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
1 2 (20.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) HP
3 8 (80.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) WatchGuard
4 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) McAfee
4 2 (20.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) Nortel
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya