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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 194 197 207
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 48 45 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.68% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 6.71% 7.21% 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 41 43 42
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
715 624 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.57% 9.48% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 588 516 413
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -8 36 £34,000 +13.33% 2
Merseyside +14 5 £40,500 -26.36%
Cheshire -13 4 £40,750 +1.87% 3
Lancashire 0 3 £29,000 -14.70%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 110 (100.00%) VMware
2 91 (82.73%) Windows
3 78 (70.91%) Microsoft
3 78 (70.91%) Active Directory
4 75 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 73 (66.36%) MS Exchange
6 62 (56.36%) Cisco
7 59 (53.64%) Citrix
8 55 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (44.55%) SAN
9 49 (44.55%) NetApp
10 48 (43.64%) DHCP
11 46 (41.82%) Exchange Server 2010
12 45 (40.91%) DNS
13 43 (39.09%) SQL Server
14 42 (38.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 40 (36.36%) HP
16 36 (32.73%) LAN
17 35 (31.82%) Firewall
18 33 (30.00%) ITIL
19 32 (29.09%) SQL
20 31 (28.18%) SharePoint
20 31 (28.18%) WAN
21 30 (27.27%) XenDesktop
22 29 (26.36%) XenApp
22 29 (26.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 29 (26.36%) IIS
23 27 (24.55%) Windows Server 2003
24 26 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
25 25 (22.73%) Linux

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 73 (66.36%) MS Exchange
2 46 (41.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (28.18%) SharePoint
4 29 (26.36%) IIS
5 15 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (7.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (6.36%) Lync
10 4 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.82%) nginx
11 2 (1.82%) Apache
11 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (21.82%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.09%) MS Office
3 5 (4.55%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.91%) Office 365
2 6 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (44.55%) SAN
2 48 (43.64%) DHCP
3 45 (40.91%) DNS
4 36 (32.73%) LAN
5 35 (31.82%) Firewall
6 31 (28.18%) WAN
7 25 (22.73%) NAS
8 21 (19.09%) VPN
9 20 (18.18%) Wireless
10 16 (14.55%) iSCSI
11 15 (13.64%) VLAN
12 14 (12.73%) TCP/IP
13 12 (10.91%) MPLS
14 11 (10.00%) NetScaler
15 10 (9.09%) Internet
16 9 (8.18%) Fibre Channel
17 8 (7.27%) Cisco Nexus
18 6 (5.45%) Cisco IOS
19 5 (4.55%) IPsec
19 5 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (39.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.64%) MySQL
6 2 (1.82%) MS Access
7 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (11.82%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Legal
3 1 (0.91%) Law
3 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.91%) Banking
3 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (23.64%) Support Engineer
2 22 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (19.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 16 (14.55%) Analyst
5 15 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 14 (12.73%) Consultant
7 13 (11.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (7.27%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 8 (7.27%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (7.27%) Service Analyst
9 8 (7.27%) Technical Support
9 8 (7.27%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (6.36%) Technical Support Consultant
10 7 (6.36%) Technical Support Engineer
10 7 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (6.36%) Support Consultant
10 7 (6.36%) Architect
10 7 (6.36%) Citrix Support
10 7 (6.36%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) Web Services
2 2 (1.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.73%) Clustering
2 8 (7.27%) Replication
3 6 (5.45%) Life Science
3 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.64%) FlexPod
5 3 (2.73%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.73%) EqualLogic
5 3 (2.73%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.82%) Celerra
6 2 (1.82%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 91 (82.73%) Windows
2 55 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (38.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (24.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (22.73%) Linux
6 16 (14.55%) Windows 7
7 15 (13.64%) Windows XP
8 9 (8.18%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.64%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.73%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.73%) UNIX
10 3 (2.73%) CentOS
11 2 (1.82%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.91%) Android
12 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.00%) ITIL
2 20 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
3 19 (17.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (11.82%) Business Continuity
5 11 (10.00%) Service Management
6 6 (5.45%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.45%) Coaching
6 6 (5.45%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.45%) Validation
7 5 (4.55%) ERP
7 5 (4.55%) Line Management
7 5 (4.55%) Project Planning
8 4 (3.64%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.73%) Project Management
9 3 (2.73%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.73%) Migration
9 3 (2.73%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.73%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.82%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.09%) SQL
2 24 (21.82%) PowerShell
3 13 (11.82%) C
4 12 (10.91%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.82%) Java
6 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (26.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 26 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (16.36%) CCNA
5 17 (15.45%) MCSE
6 16 (14.55%) CCA
6 16 (14.55%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (11.82%) NCDA
8 10 (9.09%) MCSA
9 8 (7.27%) Degree
10 5 (4.55%) NCIE
10 5 (4.55%) MCTS
10 5 (4.55%) MCITP
11 4 (3.64%) VCAP
12 3 (2.73%) MCP
13 2 (1.82%) LPIC
13 2 (1.82%) RHCA
13 2 (1.82%) VCDX
13 2 (1.82%) VCP4
13 2 (1.82%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (70.91%) Active Directory
2 75 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (27.27%) XenDesktop
4 29 (26.36%) XenApp
5 22 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 14 (12.73%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (10.00%) vCloud
7 11 (10.00%) VMware ESX
8 7 (6.36%) NFS
8 7 (6.36%) Xen
9 4 (3.64%) XenServer
9 4 (3.64%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.82%) Firmware
11 1 (0.91%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.91%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (10.91%) WMI
1 12 (10.91%) WSUS
2 9 (8.18%) SCCM
3 8 (7.27%) SCOM
4 4 (3.64%) OpenNMS
4 4 (3.64%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.73%) Nagios
6 2 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.82%) Puppet
6 2 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.82%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.82%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.82%) Legato
7 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.91%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 110 (100.00%) VMware
2 78 (70.91%) Microsoft
3 62 (56.36%) Cisco
4 59 (53.64%) Citrix
5 49 (44.55%) NetApp
6 40 (36.36%) HP
7 16 (14.55%) EMC
8 13 (11.82%) Avaya
9 12 (10.91%) WatchGuard
10 11 (10.00%) Sophos
11 10 (9.09%) Symantec
11 10 (9.09%) Dell
11 10 (9.09%) Meraki
12 5 (4.55%) Oracle
12 5 (4.55%) Veeam
13 4 (3.64%) Acronis
13 4 (3.64%) McAfee
14 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.73%) Nortel
14 3 (2.73%) ProCurve
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