The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Liverpool region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 59 51 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 9 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.55% 0.55% 2.23%
As % of the System Software category 17.31% 9.52% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 11
Average salary £51,250 £25,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.98% -40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £25,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £25,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +7.50%
System Software Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
52 21 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 8.97% 5.80% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 42 10 56
Average salary £34,000 £27,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.77% -35.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £45,500 £30,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
vSphere
Merseyside

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

vSphere
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Liverpool

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Liverpool

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 22 (95.65%) VMware
1 22 (95.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (60.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 13 (56.52%) Cisco
3 13 (56.52%) EMC
4 12 (52.17%) Citrix
5 11 (47.83%) Windows
6 10 (43.48%) HP
6 10 (43.48%) XenDesktop
7 9 (39.13%) XenApp
8 8 (34.78%) MCITP
8 8 (34.78%) WAN
8 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (34.78%) SAN
8 8 (34.78%) XenServer
9 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (30.43%) CCEE
9 7 (30.43%) CCIA
9 7 (30.43%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
9 7 (30.43%) NetApp
9 7 (30.43%) VPN
9 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
9 7 (30.43%) Solaris
9 7 (30.43%) Linux
9 7 (30.43%) VLAN
9 7 (30.43%) Firewall
9 7 (30.43%) NetBackup
10 5 (21.74%) ITIL
10 5 (21.74%) MS Excel

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) WAN
1 8 (34.78%) SAN
2 7 (30.43%) VPN
2 7 (30.43%) VLAN
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) NetScaler
4 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.35%) LAN
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Consultant
2 7 (30.43%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Virtualisation Architect
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) FlexPod
1 2 (8.70%) EqualLogic
1 2 (8.70%) Celerra
2 1 (4.35%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Solaris
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Wealth Management
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.35%) MOF
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (34.78%) MCITP
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (30.43%) CCEE
3 7 (30.43%) CCIA
3 7 (30.43%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (21.74%) VCAP
4 5 (21.74%) NCIE
5 4 (17.39%) NCDA
5 4 (17.39%) CCEA
6 3 (13.04%) MCTS
6 3 (13.04%) CCA
6 3 (13.04%) CCAA
7 2 (8.70%) VCDX
7 2 (8.70%) HP AIS
7 2 (8.70%) HP MASE
7 2 (8.70%) MCSE
8 1 (4.35%) HP ASE
8 1 (4.35%) VCP5
System Software
1 22 (95.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (43.48%) XenDesktop
3 9 (39.13%) XenApp
4 8 (34.78%) XenServer
5 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
7 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
8 2 (8.70%) vCloud
8 2 (8.70%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) NetBackup
2 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.35%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) VMware
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 13 (56.52%) EMC
3 12 (52.17%) Citrix
4 10 (43.48%) HP
5 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
5 7 (30.43%) NetApp
6 5 (21.74%) IBM
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) Dell
7 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
8 3 (13.04%) Veeam
9 1 (4.35%) PlateSpin
9 1 (4.35%) Mitel
9 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.35%) AppSense
9 1 (4.35%) Sage
9 1 (4.35%) Symantec
9 1 (4.35%) CommVault
9 1 (4.35%) Juniper