The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 66 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 3 17 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.46% 2.79% 3.60%
As % of the System Software category 4.62% 41.46% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 23
Average salary £51,250 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.88% -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £39,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £65,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
System Software Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
65 41 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.03% 6.73% 22.37%
Number of salaries quoted 58 27 140
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £36,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

vSphere
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Merseyside

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Merseyside

vSphere
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Liverpool -10 3 £51,250 -6.81%
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (69.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (53.85%) Citrix
4 7 (53.85%) HP
5 6 (46.15%) Cisco
5 6 (46.15%) NetApp
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
6 5 (38.46%) EMC
6 5 (38.46%) XenDesktop
7 4 (30.77%) XenApp
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
7 4 (30.77%) SCCM
7 4 (30.77%) SCOM
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) NCIE
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (23.08%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
8 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (23.08%) NCDA
8 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (23.08%) SAN
8 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
8 3 (23.08%) Finance
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
1 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
2 1 (7.69%) NAS
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) FlexPod Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Celerra
1 2 (15.38%) EqualLogic
2 1 (7.69%) FlexPod
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) CLARiiON
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) High Availability
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
2 1 (7.69%) MOF
2 1 (7.69%) Data Management
2 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
2 1 (7.69%) Wealth Management
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (30.77%) NCIE
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (23.08%) NCDA
3 3 (23.08%) MCTS
3 3 (23.08%) MCITP
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (15.38%) HP AIS
4 2 (15.38%) HP MASE
4 2 (15.38%) VCDX
4 2 (15.38%) VCAP
4 2 (15.38%) CCEE
4 2 (15.38%) CCIA
4 2 (15.38%) VCP5
5 1 (7.69%) HP ASE
5 1 (7.69%) CCA
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) XenDesktop
3 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 4 (30.77%) XenApp
4 3 (23.08%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (15.38%) XenServer
6 1 (7.69%) VMFS
6 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (7.69%) vCloud
6 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
1 4 (30.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) HP
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) NetApp
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) EMC
5 2 (15.38%) Mitel
5 2 (15.38%) Dell
5 2 (15.38%) Sage
6 1 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (7.69%) CommVault
6 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.69%) 3PAR