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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 200 209 206
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 35 59 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.85% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 5.33% 8.12% 8.29%
Number of salaries quoted 32 52 50
Average salary £35,000 £33,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -16.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,950 £42,300 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -6.66%
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
657 727 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 11.87% 10.51% 9.60%
Number of salaries quoted 538 613 547
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,850 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -5.06%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +4 27 £34,500 +1.47% 7
Cheshire +27 3 £33,750 -20.58% 5
Lancashire +12 2 £38,750 +40.90%
Merseyside -7 2 - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 70 (89.74%) VMware
2 51 (65.38%) Windows
3 44 (56.41%) Microsoft
4 38 (48.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (43.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 33 (42.31%) Cisco
7 32 (41.03%) Active Directory
8 31 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (38.46%) MS Exchange
10 28 (35.90%) ITIL
10 28 (35.90%) Windows Server
11 27 (34.62%) SQL Server
11 27 (34.62%) Citrix
12 26 (33.33%) XenApp
13 25 (32.05%) SQL
13 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (29.49%) NetApp
15 22 (28.21%) SAN
15 22 (28.21%) Firewall
15 22 (28.21%) Linux
15 22 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2010
16 21 (26.92%) XenDesktop
16 21 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
18 19 (24.36%) CCNA
18 19 (24.36%) Cisco Certification
18 19 (24.36%) SQL Server 2008
19 17 (21.79%) SharePoint
19 17 (21.79%) NetScaler
20 16 (20.51%) HP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 30 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 22 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (21.79%) SharePoint
4 14 (17.95%) IIS
5 11 (14.10%) Skype for Business
6 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (8.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (5.13%) CloudStack
9 4 (5.13%) JBoss
9 4 (5.13%) OpenStack
9 4 (5.13%) WebLogic
9 4 (5.13%) WebSphere
10 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (2.56%) Alfresco
11 2 (2.56%) Apache
11 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
12 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Office 365
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.21%) Firewall
1 22 (28.21%) SAN
2 17 (21.79%) NetScaler
3 15 (19.23%) LAN
4 10 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (11.54%) Network Security
5 9 (11.54%) WAN
6 6 (7.69%) DNS
6 6 (7.69%) VLAN
6 6 (7.69%) VPN
7 5 (6.41%) DHCP
8 4 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (3.85%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.85%) VoIP
10 2 (2.56%) DMZ
10 2 (2.56%) HTTP
10 2 (2.56%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.56%) NAS
11 1 (1.28%) Internet
11 1 (1.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 19 (24.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.85%) SAP HANA
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Ant
1 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.13%) Gradle
1 4 (5.13%) Maven
2 2 (2.56%) NUnit
2 2 (2.56%) Selenium
2 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (8.97%) Back Office
2 3 (3.85%) Law
3 2 (2.56%) Advertising
3 2 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 16 (20.51%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Citrix Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Consultant
6 8 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Network Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Project Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Project Support Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Citrix Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Technical Support
8 5 (6.41%) Technical Support Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) .NET
2 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.56%) HTML
2 2 (2.56%) HTML5
2 2 (2.56%) jQuery
2 2 (2.56%) RESTful
2 2 (2.56%) WCF
2 2 (2.56%) XML
2 2 (2.56%) XSL
3 1 (1.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) FlexPod
2 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.85%) Replication
3 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.56%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.56%) User Experience
3 2 (2.56%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.28%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 51 (65.38%) Windows
2 31 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (35.90%) Windows Server
4 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (28.21%) Linux
6 14 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (12.82%) Data ONTAP
7 10 (12.82%) Unix
8 8 (10.26%) Windows 7
8 8 (10.26%) Windows 8
8 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (8.97%) AIX
9 7 (8.97%) CentOS
10 3 (3.85%) Solaris
10 3 (3.85%) SUSE
11 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.90%) ITIL
2 16 (20.51%) ITIL V2
3 12 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 9 (11.54%) Coaching
5 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.26%) DevOps
5 8 (10.26%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.97%) Patch Management
6 7 (8.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.69%) OWASP
8 5 (6.41%) Presales
9 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (5.13%) DSDM
9 4 (5.13%) RUP
9 4 (5.13%) Scrum
9 4 (5.13%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.13%) Workflow
10 3 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.05%) SQL
2 7 (8.97%) Shell Script
3 5 (6.41%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.13%) Java
4 4 (5.13%) Python
4 4 (5.13%) Ruby
5 3 (3.85%) Perl
6 2 (2.56%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.56%) XQuery
7 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (43.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 21 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (24.36%) CCNA
3 19 (24.36%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (20.51%) NCDA
5 14 (17.95%) CCA
5 14 (17.95%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (14.10%) MCSE
7 10 (12.82%) MCTS
8 9 (11.54%) CCNP
9 7 (8.97%) A+ Certification
9 7 (8.97%) CISSP
9 7 (8.97%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (8.97%) HP ASE
9 7 (8.97%) MCITP
9 7 (8.97%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (8.97%) RHCE
9 7 (8.97%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
10 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (48.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (41.03%) Active Directory
3 26 (33.33%) XenApp
4 21 (26.92%) XenDesktop
5 12 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 10 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (8.97%) XenServer
8 6 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (6.41%) vCloud
10 4 (5.13%) Xen
11 3 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (3.85%) VMware ESX
12 1 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (19.23%) XenMobile
2 12 (15.38%) SCCM
3 8 (10.26%) Backup Exec
3 8 (10.26%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (10.26%) Puppet
3 8 (10.26%) SCOM
3 8 (10.26%) SCOrch
3 8 (10.26%) WSUS
4 7 (8.97%) HP SIM
4 7 (8.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (6.41%) NetBackup
6 4 (5.13%) Cobbler
6 4 (5.13%) Tivoli
6 4 (5.13%) vRealize
7 3 (3.85%) AppDNA
7 3 (3.85%) EdgeSight
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (2.56%) Cacti
8 2 (2.56%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 70 (89.74%) VMware
2 44 (56.41%) Microsoft
3 33 (42.31%) Cisco
4 27 (34.62%) Citrix
5 23 (29.49%) NetApp
6 16 (20.51%) HP
6 16 (20.51%) Red Hat
7 11 (14.10%) Dell
8 10 (12.82%) Symantec
9 9 (11.54%) EMC
10 8 (10.26%) Intel Security
10 8 (10.26%) Sophos
11 7 (8.97%) GFI Software
11 7 (8.97%) IBM
11 7 (8.97%) ProCurve
11 7 (8.97%) SolarWinds
12 6 (7.69%) Oracle
13 4 (5.13%) AppSense
13 4 (5.13%) EnterpriseDB
13 4 (5.13%) WatchGuard
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