The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere 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 vSphere over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 208 186 152
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -34
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 47 63 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.85% 1.28%
As % of the System Software category 6.80% 8.85% 14.80%
Number of salaries quoted 45 60 75
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
vSphere
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
691 712 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.28% 9.66% 8.66%
Number of salaries quoted 529 567 497
Average salary £34,000 £33,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.49% -12.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

vSphere
Salary Trend in the North West

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

vSphere Salary Trend in the North West

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in the North West

vSphere
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 vSphere within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
Manchester -5 35 £37,500 +12.78% 4
Cheshire -11 9 £42,875 +45.33% 5
Cumbria -5 2 £35,035 +32.20%
Merseyside +12 1 £21,000 -44.00% 3
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 77 (84.62%) VMware
2 65 (71.43%) Windows
3 63 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 51 (56.04%) Active Directory
5 47 (51.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 41 (45.05%) Cisco
6 41 (45.05%) Citrix
7 38 (41.76%) MS Exchange
8 31 (34.07%) SAN
8 31 (34.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 30 (32.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (32.97%) Firewall
9 30 (32.97%) DNS
10 28 (30.77%) SQL Server
10 28 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (28.57%) ITIL
11 26 (28.57%) MS Excel
11 26 (28.57%) NetApp
11 26 (28.57%) Hyper-V
12 25 (27.47%) DHCP
13 24 (26.37%) SQL
14 22 (24.18%) IIS
14 22 (24.18%) XenApp
15 20 (21.98%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (21.98%) Windows 7
15 20 (21.98%) Exchange Server 2010
16 19 (20.88%) WAN
16 19 (20.88%) VPN
17 18 (19.78%) HP
17 18 (19.78%) LAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 38 (41.76%) MS Exchange
2 22 (24.18%) IIS
3 20 (21.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 8 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (5.49%) Alfresco
7 5 (5.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (4.40%) Apache
9 3 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.20%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.10%) Lync
11 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) Office 365
2 3 (3.30%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (2.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (34.07%) SAN
2 30 (32.97%) Firewall
2 30 (32.97%) DNS
3 25 (27.47%) DHCP
4 19 (20.88%) WAN
4 19 (20.88%) VPN
5 18 (19.78%) LAN
6 12 (13.19%) TCP/IP
6 12 (13.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (12.09%) iSCSI
7 11 (12.09%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (10.99%) VoIP
9 7 (7.69%) HTTP
9 7 (7.69%) Internet
9 7 (7.69%) VLAN
9 7 (7.69%) NetScaler
10 5 (5.49%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (5.49%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (5.49%) DSL
10 5 (5.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.10%) Big Data
5 1 (1.10%) MS Access
5 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) NUnit
1 5 (5.49%) Selenium
1 5 (5.49%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.10%) Gradle
2 1 (1.10%) Ant
2 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.10%) Maven
General
1 7 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.30%) Legal
4 2 (2.20%) Advertising
4 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (17.58%) Analyst
2 12 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (9.89%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (9.89%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) Support Analyst
4 8 (8.79%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.59%) NetApp Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Analyst Developer
7 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Consultant
7 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) IT Support
8 4 (4.40%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) IT Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) HTML
1 5 (5.49%) .NET
1 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET
1 5 (5.49%) WCF
1 5 (5.49%) jQuery
1 5 (5.49%) RESTful
1 5 (5.49%) HTML5
1 5 (5.49%) AngularJS
1 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
1 5 (5.49%) XML
1 5 (5.49%) XSL
2 3 (3.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.10%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.10%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) FlexPod
2 6 (6.59%) User Experience
2 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.49%) Replication
4 4 (4.40%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.40%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.30%) Clustering
5 3 (3.30%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.30%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.10%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.10%) Social Media
6 1 (1.10%) New Media
6 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.10%) Statistics
6 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 65 (71.43%) Windows
2 30 (32.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (21.98%) Windows 7
5 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 9 (9.89%) Linux
7 9 (9.89%) Windows XP
8 8 (8.79%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (5.49%) UNIX
10 4 (4.40%) Solaris
11 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (2.20%) SUSE
13 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.10%) CentOS
13 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.57%) ITIL
2 14 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 11 (12.09%) Business Continuity
4 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.69%) Migration
5 6 (6.59%) Project Planning
5 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.59%) Coaching
6 5 (5.49%) Patch Management
6 5 (5.49%) Web Application Development
6 5 (5.49%) Server Monitoring
6 5 (5.49%) OO
6 5 (5.49%) Workflow
6 5 (5.49%) Automated Testing
6 5 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (5.49%) Time Management
6 5 (5.49%) OWASP
6 5 (5.49%) ITIL V2
7 4 (4.40%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.40%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.37%) SQL
2 8 (8.79%) Java
3 7 (7.69%) C#
4 5 (5.49%) VB.NET
4 5 (5.49%) XQuery
5 4 (4.40%) PHP
6 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.10%) Python
8 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (34.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 20 (21.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (16.48%) NCDA
4 14 (15.38%) Degree
5 12 (13.19%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (13.19%) CCNA
6 10 (10.99%) CCA
6 10 (10.99%) Citrix Certification
6 10 (10.99%) MCSE
7 8 (8.79%) MCTS
8 7 (7.69%) VCAP
8 7 (7.69%) VCDX
9 3 (3.30%) NCIE
9 3 (3.30%) CCNP
10 2 (2.20%) MCSA
10 2 (2.20%) MCITP
10 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.20%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (56.04%) Active Directory
2 47 (51.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 22 (24.18%) XenApp
5 18 (19.78%) XenDesktop
6 16 (17.58%) vCloud
7 8 (8.79%) VMware ESX
8 6 (6.59%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (5.49%) XenServer
10 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (2.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (1.10%) Docker
11 1 (1.10%) iptables
Systems Management
1 17 (18.68%) SCCM
2 10 (10.99%) SCOM
3 8 (8.79%) WSUS
4 7 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (5.49%) SCOrch
6 4 (4.40%) NetBackup
6 4 (4.40%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.20%) EMC Navisphere
7 2 (2.20%) Puppet
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.20%) SnapMirror
7 2 (2.20%) SCDPM
7 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.10%) SnapVault
8 1 (1.10%) XenMobile
8 1 (1.10%) Ansible
8 1 (1.10%) Cobbler
8 1 (1.10%) Legato
Vendors
1 77 (84.62%) VMware
2 63 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 41 (45.05%) Cisco
3 41 (45.05%) Citrix
4 26 (28.57%) NetApp
5 18 (19.78%) HP
6 11 (12.09%) EMC
7 9 (9.89%) McAfee
8 8 (8.79%) Symantec
9 7 (7.69%) WatchGuard
10 5 (5.49%) Dell
11 4 (4.40%) ProCurve
11 4 (4.40%) Sophos
12 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
12 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.30%) IBM
12 3 (3.30%) Juniper
12 3 (3.30%) Riverbed
12 3 (3.30%) Meraki
13 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
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