The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
North West / Manchester
Rank 159 151 160
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 31 27 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.86% 0.84% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 6.95% 7.65% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 29 25 33
Median salary £51,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+45.71% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £43,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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

System Software Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
446 353 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 12.31% 10.92% 10.57%
Number of salaries quoted 397 286 356
Median salary £40,000 £35,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

vSphere
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Manchester

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Manchester

vSphere
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - 3 £51,000 - 1
Salford - 2 £31,600 -
Bolton -16 1 £37,500 +9.48%
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 52 (66.67%) Windows
2 46 (58.97%) Microsoft
3 43 (55.13%) Shell Script
3 43 (55.13%) Python
3 43 (55.13%) Puppet
3 43 (55.13%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (51.28%) Linux
5 39 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 37 (47.44%) ITIL
6 37 (47.44%) SQL
7 35 (44.87%) Firewall
8 34 (43.59%) VMware
8 34 (43.59%) Active Directory
9 33 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (41.03%) Xen
10 32 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (41.03%) Ruby
10 32 (41.03%) Scrum
10 32 (41.03%) DSDM
10 32 (41.03%) Oracle
10 32 (41.03%) DevOps
10 32 (41.03%) OpenStack
10 32 (41.03%) CloudStack
10 32 (41.03%) XenServer
10 32 (41.03%) EnterpriseDB
11 28 (35.90%) Bash Shell
11 28 (35.90%) Cobbler
11 28 (35.90%) Unix
11 28 (35.90%) RUP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (41.03%) CloudStack
1 32 (41.03%) OpenStack
2 21 (26.92%) MS Exchange
3 18 (23.08%) JBoss
3 18 (23.08%) WebLogic
3 18 (23.08%) WebSphere
4 15 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (14.10%) IIS
8 6 (7.69%) Apache
9 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.36%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.82%) Office 365
3 4 (5.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.13%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (5.13%) Amazon S3
3 4 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (5.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (5.13%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (5.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (44.87%) Firewall
2 15 (19.23%) LAN
2 15 (19.23%) WAN
3 11 (14.10%) Internet
3 11 (14.10%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (12.82%) DHCP
4 10 (12.82%) DNS
4 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
5 9 (11.54%) SAN
6 6 (7.69%) IPsec
7 5 (6.41%) VPN
8 4 (5.13%) VLAN
9 3 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (3.85%) WLAN
10 2 (2.56%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.28%) ADSL
11 1 (1.28%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (1.28%) FWSM
11 1 (1.28%) MPLS
11 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.69%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.26%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (41.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (24.36%) Support Engineer
3 15 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (15.38%) Platform Engineer
5 11 (14.10%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (12.82%) Infrastructure Support
6 10 (12.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 10 (12.82%) VMware Engineer
7 9 (11.54%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 7 (8.97%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) IT Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) IT Support
10 4 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
11 3 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.77%) .NET
2 11 (14.10%) Web Services
3 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.69%) HTML
3 6 (7.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.41%) Clustering
3 3 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.28%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.28%) IPTV
5 1 (1.28%) NHS
5 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 52 (66.67%) Windows
2 40 (51.28%) Linux
3 33 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (35.90%) Unix
5 26 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (25.64%) Windows Server
7 9 (11.54%) Data ONTAP
8 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 37 (47.44%) ITIL
3 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (41.03%) DevOps
3 32 (41.03%) DSDM
3 32 (41.03%) Scrum
4 28 (35.90%) RUP
5 18 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (20.51%) OWASP
7 11 (14.10%) Coaching
7 11 (14.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.69%) Auto-Scaling
8 6 (7.69%) Web Development
9 3 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.85%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.85%) Service Management
10 2 (2.56%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.13%) Python
1 43 (55.13%) Shell Script
2 37 (47.44%) SQL
3 32 (41.03%) Ruby
4 28 (35.90%) Bash Shell
5 13 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (16.67%) MCSE
3 10 (12.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (11.54%) NCIE
5 8 (10.26%) MCSA
6 7 (8.97%) CCA
6 7 (8.97%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (8.97%) VCP5
7 5 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.85%) CCNA
9 2 (2.56%) CCNP
9 2 (2.56%) Degree
10 1 (1.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 32 (41.03%) Xen
2 32 (41.03%) XenServer
3 22 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (14.10%) Hyper-V
4 11 (14.10%) vCloud
5 8 (10.26%) XenApp
6 7 (8.97%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 43 (55.13%) Opscode Chef
1 43 (55.13%) Puppet
2 28 (35.90%) Cobbler
2 28 (35.90%) Tivoli
3 17 (21.79%) Ansible
4 11 (14.10%) SCCM
4 11 (14.10%) vMotion
5 4 (5.13%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.56%) Terraform
6 2 (2.56%) WSUS
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.28%) SCOM
7 1 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 46 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 34 (43.59%) VMware
3 32 (41.03%) EnterpriseDB
3 32 (41.03%) Oracle
4 15 (19.23%) Cisco
4 15 (19.23%) Veeam
5 13 (16.67%) NetApp
6 11 (14.10%) Dell
6 11 (14.10%) EMC
6 11 (14.10%) Zerto
7 9 (11.54%) Citrix
8 7 (8.97%) Red Hat
9 5 (6.41%) HP
10 3 (3.85%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.56%) Juniper
11 2 (2.56%) WatchGuard
12 1 (1.28%) Apple
12 1 (1.28%) Nimble Storage
12 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.28%) Symantec
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