The first table below looks at the demand for vCloud skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vCloud over the 3 months to 31 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 212 235 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Permanent jobs citing vCloud 29 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.055% -
As % of the System Software category 4.12% 0.71% -
Number of salaries quoted 27 1 0
Average salary £57,500 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.29% -
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +22.22%
System Software Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
704 564 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.78% 7.81% 9.58%
Number of salaries quoted 584 475 643
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -3.79%
vCloud
England

vCloud
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

vCloud Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

vCloud
Salary Trend in the North West

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

vCloud Salary Trend in the North West

vCloud
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vCloud across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

vCloud Salary Histogram in the North West

vCloud
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 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
Merseyside - 19 £57,500 -
Manchester +8 10 £45,000 +5.88%
vCloud
England

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing vCloud 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 vCloud.

1 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 38 (90.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (64.29%) SAN
4 26 (61.90%) EMC
5 25 (59.52%) HP
6 24 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (54.76%) PowerShell
7 23 (54.76%) NetApp
8 22 (52.38%) vSphere
9 21 (50.00%) VMware ESX
10 20 (47.62%) Capacity Planning
11 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
12 18 (42.86%) Client/Server
12 18 (42.86%) VMFS
12 18 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (42.86%) VMware Server
13 17 (40.48%) e-Health
13 17 (40.48%) Capacity Management
13 17 (40.48%) SLA
13 17 (40.48%) Change Management
13 17 (40.48%) CA
14 16 (38.10%) SQL
15 15 (35.71%) Cisco
16 12 (28.57%) Internet
16 12 (28.57%) Web Services
16 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
16 12 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 11 (26.19%) ITIL
18 10 (23.81%) Windows

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing vCloud 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 vCloud. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (14.29%) Amazon S3
4 4 (9.52%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 27 (64.29%) SAN
2 12 (28.57%) Internet
3 9 (21.43%) iSCSI
4 6 (14.29%) IPsec
4 6 (14.29%) Firewall
4 6 (14.29%) DMZ
5 5 (11.90%) WAN
6 4 (9.52%) SNMP
6 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.52%) NAS
6 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (7.14%) DNS
7 3 (7.14%) DHCP
7 3 (7.14%) LAN
8 2 (4.76%) PBX
8 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.76%) SSL
8 2 (4.76%) DSL
8 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
8 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Consultant
2 11 (26.19%) VMware Consultant
3 8 (19.05%) VMware Specialist
4 7 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Engineering Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) VMWare Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) Web Services
2 3 (7.14%) CSS
2 3 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) Client/Server
2 17 (40.48%) e-Health
3 3 (7.14%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.38%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Celerra
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) Debian
4 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Capacity Planning
2 18 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (40.48%) Capacity Management
3 17 (40.48%) Change Management
4 11 (26.19%) ITIL
5 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
6 7 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.38%) Analytics
9 1 (2.38%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) PowerShell
2 16 (38.10%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) VBScript
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (23.81%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.14%) MCSE
5 1 (2.38%) VCAP
5 1 (2.38%) NCDA
5 1 (2.38%) NCIE
5 1 (2.38%) CCEE
5 1 (2.38%) CCIA
5 1 (2.38%) MCTS
5 1 (2.38%) MCITP
5 1 (2.38%) VCDX
5 1 (2.38%) HP AIS
5 1 (2.38%) HP ASE
5 1 (2.38%) HP MASE
5 1 (2.38%) CCNP
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (90.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
3 22 (52.38%) vSphere
4 21 (50.00%) VMware ESX
5 18 (42.86%) VMFS
5 18 (42.86%) VMware Server
6 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
6 5 (11.90%) XenApp
6 5 (11.90%) XenDesktop
7 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
8 3 (7.14%) Squid
9 2 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) OpenNMS
2 4 (9.52%) SCOM
2 4 (9.52%) Puppet
2 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.14%) WSUS
3 3 (7.14%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.38%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (61.90%) EMC
3 25 (59.52%) HP
4 23 (54.76%) NetApp
5 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
6 17 (40.48%) CA
7 15 (35.71%) Cisco
8 9 (21.43%) Citrix
9 5 (11.90%) Veeam
9 5 (11.90%) Dell
10 4 (9.52%) Acronis
11 3 (7.14%) ProCurve
11 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
11 3 (7.14%) Symantec
12 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
13 1 (2.38%) AppSense