The table below looks at the statistics for VMS 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 VMS over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 234 - 252
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VMS 19 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% - 0.014%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.16% - 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 19 0 1
Average salary £34,500 - £18,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £55,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-37.27% +61.76%
VMS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1641 1751 1846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.54% 25.40% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1341 1522 1571
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VMS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

VMS Salary Trend in the North West

VMS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VMS across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

VMS Salary Histogram in the North West

VMS
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 VMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Cheshire - 11 £34,500 -
Manchester - 8 £34,500 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing VMS 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 VMS.

1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Citrix
2 19 (90.48%) Finance
3 18 (85.71%) ITIL
3 18 (85.71%) Windows 2000
3 18 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (85.71%) Change Management
3 18 (85.71%) VMware
3 18 (85.71%) MCTS
3 18 (85.71%) MCITP
3 18 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (85.71%) Change Control
4 17 (80.95%) CCA
4 17 (80.95%) Citrix Certification
4 17 (80.95%) VMware ESX
4 17 (80.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Java
6 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) J2EE
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle
6 2 (9.52%) UNIX
6 2 (9.52%) Linux
6 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
7 1 (4.76%) C
7 1 (4.76%) C++
7 1 (4.76%) Perl
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing VMS 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 VMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Informix
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (90.48%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Server Support
1 18 (85.71%) Server Engineer
1 18 (85.71%) Server Support Engineer
1 18 (85.71%) Windows Server Engineer
1 18 (85.71%) Support Engineer
1 18 (85.71%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
2 1 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Support
2 1 (4.76%) Developer
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) EJB
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
1 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
1 1 (4.76%) Replication
1 1 (4.76%) PDA
1 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) Windows 2000
2 18 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) ITIL
1 18 (85.71%) Change Management
1 18 (85.71%) Change Control
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (85.71%) MCTS
1 18 (85.71%) MCITP
2 17 (80.95%) CCA
2 17 (80.95%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (80.95%) VMware ESX
2 17 (80.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Citrix
2 18 (85.71%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Sybase
5 1 (4.76%) Sage