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 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 53 56 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 10 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.97% 1.42% 1.13%
As % of the System Software category 27.03% 11.86% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 4
Average salary £27,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.11% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £24,100 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £43,400 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.77%
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
37 59 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.30% 11.94% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 33 51 25
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,500 £19,550
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 19 December 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
Preston -10 3 £26,000 -23.52%
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (80.00%) WAN
4 7 (70.00%) DHCP
4 7 (70.00%) DNS
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco
5 6 (60.00%) HP
6 5 (50.00%) Citrix
6 5 (50.00%) Avaya
6 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (50.00%) WatchGuard
6 5 (50.00%) Sophos
6 5 (50.00%) SQL
6 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (50.00%) Firewall
6 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (50.00%) XenApp
6 5 (50.00%) WMI
6 5 (50.00%) Office 365
7 4 (40.00%) Linux
7 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (30.00%) MS Office

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 8 (80.00%) WAN
3 7 (70.00%) DHCP
3 7 (70.00%) DNS
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) PBX
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MS Access
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) WatchGuard
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (50.00%) Avaya
4 5 (50.00%) Sophos
5 3 (30.00%) Nortel
6 2 (20.00%) NetApp
7 1 (10.00%) Draytek