The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX 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 VMware ESX over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 204 214 208
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 51 25 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.36% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 7.18% 4.29% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 41 19 40
Average salary £34,500 £34,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.72% -23.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
VMware ESX
England

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

System Software Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
710 583 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.66% 8.49% 8.72%
Number of salaries quoted 561 490 562
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,850 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VMware ESX
Salary Trend in the North West

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

VMware ESX Salary Trend in the North West

VMware ESX
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

VMware ESX Salary Histogram in the North West

VMware ESX
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 VMware ESX within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 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 +10 27 £34,500 -31.00% 2
Manchester -18 18 £34,500 +6.15% 4
Merseyside +11 6 £57,500 +15.00%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing VMware ESX 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 VMware ESX.

1 85 (100.00%) VMware
2 60 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (64.71%) Windows
4 45 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (51.76%) Change Management
6 43 (50.59%) SAN
7 41 (48.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (35.29%) HP
9 28 (32.94%) ITIL
10 27 (31.76%) EMC
10 27 (31.76%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (30.59%) PowerShell
11 26 (30.59%) NetApp
12 25 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (28.24%) Citrix
13 24 (28.24%) SLA
13 24 (28.24%) Capacity Planning
13 24 (28.24%) vCloud
14 23 (27.06%) MCITP
15 22 (25.88%) Change Control
15 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
15 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
15 22 (25.88%) Finance
16 21 (24.71%) CA
16 21 (24.71%) Client/Server
16 21 (24.71%) MCTS
17 20 (23.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 20 (23.53%) Capacity Management
17 20 (23.53%) Windows 2000
17 20 (23.53%) Citrix Certification

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing VMware ESX 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 VMware ESX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.65%) IIS
3 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.35%) Apache
8 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.35%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.18%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) MS Office
2 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.35%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (7.06%) Office 365
3 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 43 (50.59%) SAN
2 16 (18.82%) DNS
3 14 (16.47%) Internet
4 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
5 10 (11.76%) DHCP
6 8 (9.41%) NAS
7 7 (8.24%) DMZ
8 6 (7.06%) VPN
9 4 (4.71%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.53%) Firewall
10 3 (3.53%) IPsec
10 3 (3.53%) SNMP
10 3 (3.53%) VoIP
11 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
11 2 (2.35%) WAN
11 2 (2.35%) LAN
12 1 (1.18%) Wireless
12 1 (1.18%) SSL
12 1 (1.18%) HTTP
12 1 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.35%) MySQL
6 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (10.59%) LoadRunner
1 9 (10.59%) SilkPerformer
2 7 (8.24%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 22 (25.88%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 18 (21.18%) Windows Support Engineer
3 17 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 17 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 17 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 17 (20.00%) Server Support
4 16 (18.82%) Consultant
5 13 (15.29%) VMware Consultant
6 9 (10.59%) Test Manager
7 8 (9.41%) Technical Specialist
8 7 (8.24%) VMware Specialist
9 6 (7.06%) IT Support
9 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.88%) Administrator
10 5 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
12 3 (3.53%) Analyst
12 3 (3.53%) SQL DBA
12 3 (3.53%) Oracle DBA
12 3 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.71%) Client/Server
2 18 (21.18%) e-Health
3 7 (8.24%) Clustering
4 5 (5.88%) Thin Client
4 5 (5.88%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.53%) Replication
5 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.35%) EqualLogic
6 2 (2.35%) PKI
6 2 (2.35%) Celerra
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.18%) Statistics
7 1 (1.18%) iPhone
7 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (64.71%) Windows
2 45 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (48.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (23.53%) Windows 2000
5 17 (20.00%) VMS
5 17 (20.00%) Linux
6 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
6 12 (14.12%) Windows XP
7 9 (10.59%) UNIX
8 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.35%) Solaris
9 2 (2.35%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.35%) Debian
10 1 (1.18%) Android
10 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.76%) Change Management
2 28 (32.94%) ITIL
3 24 (28.24%) Capacity Planning
4 22 (25.88%) Change Control
5 20 (23.53%) Capacity Management
6 19 (22.35%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (10.59%) Test Management
7 9 (10.59%) Test Strategy
8 7 (8.24%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.71%) Migration
10 3 (3.53%) Service Management
10 3 (3.53%) Project Management
10 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.35%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (2.35%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (2.35%) Test Automation
11 2 (2.35%) Performance Management
11 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.59%) PowerShell
2 17 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.53%) VB
4 2 (2.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (27.06%) MCITP
3 21 (24.71%) MCTS
4 20 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
5 19 (22.35%) CCA
6 11 (12.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (10.59%) ISEB
7 9 (10.59%) ISTQB
8 7 (8.24%) Degree
9 3 (3.53%) MCSE
10 2 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (2.35%) VCDX
10 2 (2.35%) VCAP
10 2 (2.35%) CCEE
10 2 (2.35%) CCIA
10 2 (2.35%) NCDA
10 2 (2.35%) NCIE
10 2 (2.35%) HP MASE
10 2 (2.35%) HP AIS
10 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.24%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) BS7799
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 60 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (31.76%) VMware ESXi
3 24 (28.24%) vCloud
4 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
5 20 (23.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 19 (22.35%) VMFS
7 18 (21.18%) VMware Server
8 11 (12.94%) vSphere
9 8 (9.41%) Hyper-V
10 5 (5.88%) Terminal Services
11 3 (3.53%) XenDesktop
12 2 (2.35%) XenApp
12 2 (2.35%) XenServer
12 2 (2.35%) MetaFrame
12 2 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (1.18%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (9.41%) SCCM
3 6 (7.06%) HP SIM
4 3 (3.53%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.53%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.53%) SCOM
4 3 (3.53%) OpenNMS
5 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.35%) Puppet
5 2 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.18%) Legato
6 1 (1.18%) WSUS
6 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 85 (100.00%) VMware
2 30 (35.29%) HP
3 27 (31.76%) EMC
4 26 (30.59%) NetApp
5 24 (28.24%) Citrix
6 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
7 21 (24.71%) CA
8 12 (14.12%) Dell
9 10 (11.76%) Oracle
10 7 (8.24%) Symantec
11 4 (4.71%) Veeam
11 4 (4.71%) ProCurve
11 4 (4.71%) IBM
12 3 (3.53%) Cisco
12 3 (3.53%) CommVault
12 3 (3.53%) Acronis
13 2 (2.35%) Fujitsu
13 2 (2.35%) Lotus
14 1 (1.18%) Websense
14 1 (1.18%) Clearswift
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
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Zen Internet
Salary: benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago