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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 188 151 174
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +23
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 64 89 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 1.30% 1.04%
As % of the System Software category 8.82% 15.89% 11.39%
Number of salaries quoted 61 77 73
Average salary £32,750 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.12% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
726 560 667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.76% 8.18% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 583 475 585
Average salary £33,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.98% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,150 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
Manchester -34 42 £33,500 -12.98% 7
Cheshire -2 15 £29,500 -41.00% 3
Lancashire -11 1 £32,500 -7.80% 1
Merseyside -14 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Cumbria - 1 £26,500 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 132 (93.62%) VMware
2 103 (73.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (70.21%) Windows
3 99 (70.21%) Microsoft
4 79 (56.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (55.32%) Active Directory
6 76 (53.90%) MS Exchange
7 74 (52.48%) SAN
8 64 (45.39%) Citrix
9 63 (44.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 58 (41.13%) HP
11 57 (40.43%) NetApp
12 54 (38.30%) Cisco
13 50 (35.46%) Hyper-V
14 47 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 46 (32.62%) XenApp
15 46 (32.62%) Windows Server 2003
16 39 (27.66%) Microsoft Certification
17 38 (26.95%) SQL
17 38 (26.95%) SQL Server
18 36 (25.53%) MS Excel
19 34 (24.11%) Firewall
20 32 (22.70%) NAS
21 31 (21.99%) Linux
22 30 (21.28%) XenDesktop
22 30 (21.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 30 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2013
23 29 (20.57%) Windows 7
23 29 (20.57%) LAN
23 29 (20.57%) ITIL

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 76 (53.90%) MS Exchange
2 47 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (19.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (15.60%) SharePoint
7 16 (11.35%) IIS
8 13 (9.22%) Lync
9 10 (7.09%) Apache
9 10 (7.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (3.55%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 36 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.51%) Office 365
3 8 (5.67%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (5.67%) Amazon S3
4 6 (4.26%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (52.48%) SAN
2 34 (24.11%) Firewall
3 32 (22.70%) NAS
4 29 (20.57%) LAN
4 29 (20.57%) WAN
5 23 (16.31%) DNS
6 21 (14.89%) Internet
6 21 (14.89%) NetScaler
7 19 (13.48%) DHCP
8 15 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (9.93%) iSCSI
10 12 (8.51%) VPN
10 12 (8.51%) SNMP
11 11 (7.80%) TCP/IP
12 8 (5.67%) IPsec
12 8 (5.67%) VLAN
12 8 (5.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (4.26%) VoIP
14 5 (3.55%) ADSL
15 4 (2.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.95%) SQL Server
2 26 (18.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (14.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (7.80%) MySQL
5 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.84%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 7 (4.96%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Back Office
3 4 (2.84%) Retail
4 3 (2.13%) Law
4 3 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (25.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (9.93%) Architect
2 14 (9.93%) Analyst
3 12 (8.51%) Citrix Engineer
4 11 (7.80%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (7.09%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.96%) Service Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.96%) Administrator
8 6 (4.26%) Team Leader
8 6 (4.26%) Citrix Support
8 6 (4.26%) IT Support
8 6 (4.26%) Operations Team Leader
9 5 (3.55%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (3.55%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.84%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.93%) Web Services
2 3 (2.13%) HTML
2 3 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.38%) Thin Client
1 9 (6.38%) Fat Client
2 8 (5.67%) CLARiiON
2 8 (5.67%) Clustering
3 7 (4.96%) Firmware
3 7 (4.96%) EqualLogic
4 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.13%) FlexPod
4 3 (2.13%) Replication
5 2 (1.42%) Celerra
6 1 (0.71%) HP Superdome
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.71%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 99 (70.21%) Windows
2 79 (56.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (44.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (32.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (21.99%) Linux
6 29 (20.57%) Windows 7
7 23 (16.31%) Windows XP
8 14 (9.93%) Windows 8
9 8 (5.67%) AIX
10 7 (4.96%) UNIX
11 6 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (4.26%) CentOS
12 5 (3.55%) Debian
13 3 (2.13%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.71%) HPUX
14 1 (0.71%) Solaris
14 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.71%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.57%) ITIL
2 12 (8.51%) Configuration Management
2 12 (8.51%) Change Management
2 12 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (8.51%) Migration
3 11 (7.80%) Problem Management
4 9 (6.38%) Strategic Planning
5 8 (5.67%) Project Management
6 7 (4.96%) PRINCE2
6 7 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.26%) Business Development
7 6 (4.26%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.26%) Use Case
8 5 (3.55%) Change Control
8 5 (3.55%) PRINCE
9 4 (2.84%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.13%) Risk Management
10 3 (2.13%) Business Continuity
10 3 (2.13%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.13%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.95%) SQL
2 8 (5.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.26%) C
4 4 (2.84%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.84%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.13%) VBScript
5 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (27.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (21.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 24 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (16.31%) Citrix Certification
4 23 (16.31%) CCNA
5 21 (14.89%) CCA
6 18 (12.77%) MCSE
7 16 (11.35%) MCTS
8 14 (9.93%) Degree
8 14 (9.93%) NCDA
9 13 (9.22%) MCSA
10 7 (4.96%) MCP
10 7 (4.96%) MCITP
11 4 (2.84%) A+ Certification
12 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.13%) NCIE
12 3 (2.13%) CCEE
12 3 (2.13%) CCIA
13 2 (1.42%) VCP5
13 2 (1.42%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 103 (73.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (55.32%) Active Directory
3 50 (35.46%) Hyper-V
4 46 (32.62%) XenApp
5 30 (21.28%) XenDesktop
6 23 (16.31%) vCloud
7 11 (7.80%) XenServer
8 10 (7.09%) VMware ESX
9 8 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (3.55%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.84%) Xen
12 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (2.13%) NFS
12 3 (2.13%) MetaFrame
12 3 (2.13%) Squid
12 3 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.42%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.71%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 27 (19.15%) SCCM
2 12 (8.51%) Backup Exec
3 10 (7.09%) WSUS
3 10 (7.09%) SCOM
4 6 (4.26%) Nagios
4 6 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (4.26%) OpenNMS
4 6 (4.26%) WhatsUp Gold
4 6 (4.26%) HP SIM
4 6 (4.26%) Puppet
4 6 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.84%) Cacti
6 2 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.71%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 132 (93.62%) VMware
2 99 (70.21%) Microsoft
3 64 (45.39%) Citrix
4 58 (41.13%) HP
5 57 (40.43%) NetApp
6 54 (38.30%) Cisco
7 28 (19.86%) EMC
8 22 (15.60%) Dell
9 13 (9.22%) Oracle
9 13 (9.22%) Symantec
10 10 (7.09%) Red Hat
11 9 (6.38%) Veeam
12 8 (5.67%) Fortinet
13 7 (4.96%) 3PAR
14 6 (4.26%) Acronis
14 6 (4.26%) Sophos
14 6 (4.26%) BMC
15 5 (3.55%) Brocade
16 4 (2.84%) ProCurve
16 4 (2.84%) CheckPoint
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