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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 200 187 149
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -38
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 53 62 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.87% 1.28%
As % of the System Software category 8.12% 8.79% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 52 57 80
Average salary £37,500 £32,750 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.50% -17.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,300 £48,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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
653 705 596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.02% 9.86% 8.22%
Number of salaries quoted 503 582 500
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 35 £37,500 +11.94% 2
Cheshire -3 9 £37,500 +38.88% 5
Lancashire -3 6 £43,750 +34.61%
Merseyside +17 3 £50,000 +33.33%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 79 (85.87%) VMware
2 71 (77.17%) Windows
2 71 (77.17%) Microsoft
3 54 (58.70%) Active Directory
4 51 (55.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 45 (48.91%) Citrix
6 42 (45.65%) MS Exchange
7 37 (40.22%) Cisco
8 35 (38.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (36.96%) SAN
10 33 (35.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (34.78%) DNS
11 32 (34.78%) SQL Server
11 32 (34.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (32.61%) Firewall
13 29 (31.52%) ITIL
13 29 (31.52%) DHCP
14 28 (30.43%) NetApp
15 26 (28.26%) MS Excel
16 25 (27.17%) SQL
16 25 (27.17%) Exchange Server 2010
17 23 (25.00%) Hyper-V
17 23 (25.00%) XenDesktop
17 23 (25.00%) IIS
18 22 (23.91%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (23.91%) XenApp
19 21 (22.83%) VPN
19 21 (22.83%) HP
20 20 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
21 19 (20.65%) WAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 42 (45.65%) MS Exchange
2 25 (27.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (25.00%) IIS
4 18 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (16.30%) SharePoint
6 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (5.43%) Alfresco
9 4 (4.35%) Apache
9 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
11 1 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 26 (28.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (2.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (36.96%) SAN
2 32 (34.78%) DNS
3 30 (32.61%) Firewall
4 29 (31.52%) DHCP
5 21 (22.83%) VPN
6 19 (20.65%) WAN
7 18 (19.57%) LAN
8 14 (15.22%) TCP/IP
9 13 (14.13%) iSCSI
10 10 (10.87%) VoIP
11 9 (9.78%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (9.78%) Internet
11 9 (9.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (8.70%) Wireless
13 7 (7.61%) NetScaler
13 7 (7.61%) NAS
14 6 (6.52%) VLAN
14 6 (6.52%) HTTP
15 5 (5.43%) DSL
15 5 (5.43%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.17%) MySQL
5 1 (1.09%) Big Data
5 1 (1.09%) MS Access
5 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) NUnit
1 5 (5.43%) Selenium
1 5 (5.43%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (10.87%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.26%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (22.83%) Analyst
2 14 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.61%) NetApp Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) IT Support
6 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) IT Manager
6 5 (5.43%) Architect
6 5 (5.43%) Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Consultant
6 5 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Analyst Developer
6 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) HTML
1 5 (5.43%) .NET
1 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET
1 5 (5.43%) Web Services
1 5 (5.43%) XML
1 5 (5.43%) XSL
1 5 (5.43%) WCF
1 5 (5.43%) jQuery
1 5 (5.43%) RESTful
1 5 (5.43%) HTML5
1 5 (5.43%) AngularJS
1 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.09%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.70%) FlexPod
3 6 (6.52%) User Experience
3 6 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.43%) Replication
4 5 (5.43%) Clustering
4 5 (5.43%) Social Media
4 5 (5.43%) EMC VNX
5 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.26%) HP StoreVirtual
6 3 (3.26%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.26%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) New Media
8 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.09%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.09%) Life Science
8 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 71 (77.17%) Windows
2 35 (38.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (35.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (20.65%) Windows 7
6 12 (13.04%) Windows 8
6 12 (13.04%) Windows XP
7 9 (9.78%) Linux
8 5 (5.43%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (3.26%) UNIX
10 2 (2.17%) Solaris
10 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.17%) CentOS
11 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) ITIL
2 14 (15.22%) Business Continuity
3 12 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 8 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.61%) Project Planning
6 6 (6.52%) Patch Management
7 5 (5.43%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (5.43%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (5.43%) Web Application Development
7 5 (5.43%) Server Monitoring
7 5 (5.43%) Automated Testing
7 5 (5.43%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.43%) Time Management
7 5 (5.43%) OWASP
7 5 (5.43%) Service Management
7 5 (5.43%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.43%) Workflow
7 5 (5.43%) Migration
7 5 (5.43%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) SQL
2 8 (8.70%) Java
3 7 (7.61%) C#
4 5 (5.43%) VB.NET
4 5 (5.43%) XQuery
5 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (1.09%) C
6 1 (1.09%) Python
6 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (34.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 22 (23.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (17.39%) Degree
4 15 (16.30%) NCDA
5 14 (15.22%) MCSE
6 13 (14.13%) CCNA
6 13 (14.13%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (13.04%) CCA
7 12 (13.04%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (7.61%) VCAP
9 6 (6.52%) MCTS
10 5 (5.43%) VCDX
10 5 (5.43%) NCIE
11 4 (4.35%) MCITP
12 3 (3.26%) MCSA
12 3 (3.26%) CCNP
13 2 (2.17%) CCEE
13 2 (2.17%) CCAA
13 2 (2.17%) VCP5
14 1 (1.09%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 51 (55.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 23 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 22 (23.91%) XenApp
5 18 (19.57%) vCloud
6 8 (8.70%) VMware ESX
7 6 (6.52%) XenServer
7 6 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.17%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.09%) Xen
9 1 (1.09%) Docker
9 1 (1.09%) iptables
9 1 (1.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (17.39%) SCCM
2 10 (10.87%) WSUS
3 7 (7.61%) SCOM
4 5 (5.43%) Backup Exec
5 4 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.17%) Puppet
6 2 (2.17%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.17%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.17%) vMotion
6 2 (2.17%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.09%) Legato
7 1 (1.09%) Nagios
7 1 (1.09%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.09%) SnapMirror
7 1 (1.09%) Ansible
7 1 (1.09%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 79 (85.87%) VMware
2 71 (77.17%) Microsoft
3 45 (48.91%) Citrix
4 37 (40.22%) Cisco
5 28 (30.43%) NetApp
6 21 (22.83%) HP
7 10 (10.87%) Symantec
8 8 (8.70%) EMC
9 6 (6.52%) McAfee
9 6 (6.52%) Meraki
10 5 (5.43%) ProCurve
11 4 (4.35%) WatchGuard
11 4 (4.35%) Sophos
12 3 (3.26%) CheckPoint
12 3 (3.26%) SonicWALL
12 3 (3.26%) Riverbed
12 3 (3.26%) Dell
12 3 (3.26%) IBM
12 3 (3.26%) Oracle
12 3 (3.26%) Juniper
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