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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 196 172 215
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +43
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 38 77 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 1.13% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 6.41% 11.58% 9.34%
Number of salaries quoted 34 69 40
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,250
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
593 665 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.82% 9.76% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 464 532 435
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,946
% change year-on-year
- -3.71%

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 May 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 29 May 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 -12 22 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Lancashire -10 8 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Cheshire -3 4 £36,000 +33.33% 4
Merseyside -3 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 84 (97.67%) VMware
2 72 (83.72%) Microsoft
3 71 (82.56%) Windows
4 56 (65.12%) Active Directory
5 55 (63.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 51 (59.30%) MS Exchange
7 47 (54.65%) Citrix
8 46 (53.49%) Cisco
9 44 (51.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (48.84%) NetApp
10 42 (48.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (46.51%) SAN
12 39 (45.35%) SQL Server
13 37 (43.02%) ITIL
14 35 (40.70%) Exchange Server 2010
15 32 (37.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 32 (37.21%) Firewall
16 30 (34.88%) XenDesktop
17 28 (32.56%) IIS
17 28 (32.56%) HP
18 26 (30.23%) DHCP
19 25 (29.07%) SQL
19 25 (29.07%) Microsoft Certification
19 25 (29.07%) Windows Server 2003
20 24 (27.91%) VPN
20 24 (27.91%) DNS
21 23 (26.74%) XenApp
22 22 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
23 21 (24.42%) CCNA
23 21 (24.42%) SharePoint

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 51 (59.30%) MS Exchange
2 35 (40.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (32.56%) IIS
4 21 (24.42%) SharePoint
5 19 (22.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (2.33%) Alfresco
10 1 (1.16%) Apache
10 1 (1.16%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (22.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.14%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Mimecast
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (46.51%) SAN
2 32 (37.21%) Firewall
3 26 (30.23%) DHCP
4 24 (27.91%) VPN
4 24 (27.91%) DNS
5 20 (23.26%) LAN
6 18 (20.93%) WAN
7 15 (17.44%) NAS
8 14 (16.28%) Wireless
9 12 (13.95%) iSCSI
10 11 (12.79%) VLAN
11 10 (11.63%) MPLS
12 9 (10.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
14 7 (8.14%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (6.98%) FTP
15 6 (6.98%) Internet
16 5 (5.81%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (5.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (45.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (18.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.16%) MS Access
5 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (2.33%) Selenium
1 2 (2.33%) NUnit
1 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (23.26%) Support Engineer
2 18 (20.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (19.77%) Analyst
4 14 (16.28%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (12.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (11.63%) Consultant
7 9 (10.47%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Technical Consultant
8 7 (8.14%) Technical Support
8 7 (8.14%) Support Consultant
8 7 (8.14%) Technical Support Consultant
8 7 (8.14%) Technical Support Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Support Analyst
11 2 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
11 2 (2.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) RESTful
1 2 (2.33%) jQuery
1 2 (2.33%) HTML5
1 2 (2.33%) WCF
1 2 (2.33%) Application Packaging
1 2 (2.33%) HTML
1 2 (2.33%) .NET
1 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.33%) Web Services
1 2 (2.33%) XML
1 2 (2.33%) XSL
1 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (2.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.42%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.63%) Clustering
3 8 (9.30%) FlexPod
4 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.98%) Replication
5 5 (5.81%) Thin Client
5 5 (5.81%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.65%) Life Science
7 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.33%) Social Media
8 2 (2.33%) User Experience
9 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.16%) Statistics
9 1 (1.16%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 71 (82.56%) Windows
2 44 (51.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (48.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (29.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (22.09%) Windows 7
6 15 (17.44%) Linux
7 13 (15.12%) Windows XP
8 10 (11.63%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.49%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.33%) CentOS
10 2 (2.33%) UNIX
11 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.16%) Solaris
11 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.16%) Android
11 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.02%) ITIL
2 20 (23.26%) Business Continuity
3 14 (16.28%) Kalman Filter
4 12 (13.95%) Service Management
5 10 (11.63%) Mentoring
6 9 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (8.14%) Coaching
7 7 (8.14%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.81%) Project Planning
9 4 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.65%) Security Patching
10 3 (3.49%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.49%) Project Management
10 3 (3.49%) ITIL V2
10 3 (3.49%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (3.49%) Time Management
11 2 (2.33%) OWASP
11 2 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (2.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.07%) SQL
2 14 (16.28%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.14%) C
4 3 (3.49%) C#
4 3 (3.49%) Java
5 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.33%) XQuery
6 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.16%) PHP
6 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (37.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 25 (29.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (24.42%) CCNA
5 17 (19.77%) MCSE
6 16 (18.60%) NCDA
7 14 (16.28%) CCA
7 14 (16.28%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (12.79%) Degree
9 8 (9.30%) MCTS
10 7 (8.14%) MCSA
11 5 (5.81%) VCAP
11 5 (5.81%) NCIE
12 4 (4.65%) MCITP
13 3 (3.49%) CCNP
13 3 (3.49%) VCDX
14 1 (1.16%) Avaya Certification
14 1 (1.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (65.12%) Active Directory
2 55 (63.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (34.88%) XenDesktop
4 23 (26.74%) XenApp
5 20 (23.26%) Hyper-V
6 11 (12.79%) vCloud
7 7 (8.14%) VMware ESX
8 6 (6.98%) XenServer
9 5 (5.81%) NFS
9 5 (5.81%) Xen
10 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (18.60%) SCCM
2 10 (11.63%) SCOM
3 8 (9.30%) WSUS
4 5 (5.81%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.49%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.33%) Puppet
6 2 (2.33%) WMI
6 2 (2.33%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.33%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.33%) vMotion
7 1 (1.16%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.16%) Nagios
7 1 (1.16%) Legato
7 1 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 84 (97.67%) VMware
2 72 (83.72%) Microsoft
3 47 (54.65%) Citrix
4 46 (53.49%) Cisco
5 42 (48.84%) NetApp
6 28 (32.56%) HP
7 13 (15.12%) Meraki
8 9 (10.47%) EMC
9 8 (9.30%) Symantec
10 7 (8.14%) McAfee
11 4 (4.65%) Brocade
11 4 (4.65%) WatchGuard
11 4 (4.65%) Avaya
11 4 (4.65%) Sophos
12 3 (3.49%) IBM
12 3 (3.49%) Oracle
12 3 (3.49%) Riverbed
13 2 (2.33%) ProCurve
13 2 (2.33%) SonicWALL
13 2 (2.33%) Dell
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