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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 197 159 190
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +31
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 63 88 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 1.30% 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 8.96% 15.38% 11.81%
Number of salaries quoted 58 75 70
Average salary £33,500 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.27% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £47,900
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
703 572 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.52% 8.42% 8.37%
Number of salaries quoted 559 479 537
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -20 43 £33,500 -14.10% 12
Cheshire -19 12 £30,250 -18.24% 6
Lancashire -2 1 £20,000 -37.10% 3
Merseyside -21 1 £37,500 -9.63% 1
Cumbria - 1 £26,500 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 125 (93.98%) VMware
2 94 (70.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (69.92%) Windows
4 91 (68.42%) Microsoft
5 75 (56.39%) Active Directory
6 74 (55.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 71 (53.38%) SAN
8 69 (51.88%) MS Exchange
9 62 (46.62%) Citrix
10 56 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (39.85%) HP
12 48 (36.09%) Cisco
13 47 (35.34%) NetApp
14 45 (33.83%) XenApp
15 44 (33.08%) Exchange Server 2010
16 43 (32.33%) Hyper-V
17 40 (30.08%) Windows Server 2003
18 34 (25.56%) SQL
18 34 (25.56%) NAS
19 33 (24.81%) Linux
20 31 (23.31%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (22.56%) SQL Server
22 29 (21.80%) Windows 7
23 28 (21.05%) XenDesktop
24 27 (20.30%) MS Excel
25 26 (19.55%) Dell
25 26 (19.55%) Firewall
25 26 (19.55%) SCCM
26 24 (18.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 24 (18.05%) DNS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 69 (51.88%) MS Exchange
2 44 (33.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (17.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (17.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 23 (17.29%) SharePoint
4 18 (13.53%) IIS
5 17 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (10.53%) Lync
7 11 (8.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (6.77%) Apache
9 5 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (3.76%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.50%) nginx
10 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.75%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 27 (20.30%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.52%) Office 365
3 8 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (6.02%) Amazon S3
4 6 (4.51%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (53.38%) SAN
2 34 (25.56%) NAS
3 26 (19.55%) Firewall
4 24 (18.05%) DNS
5 23 (17.29%) Internet
5 23 (17.29%) LAN
6 22 (16.54%) WAN
7 20 (15.04%) DHCP
7 20 (15.04%) NetScaler
8 16 (12.03%) iSCSI
9 15 (11.28%) SNMP
9 15 (11.28%) TCP/IP
10 11 (8.27%) VPN
11 10 (7.52%) IPsec
12 9 (6.77%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (5.26%) VLAN
13 7 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (5.26%) VoIP
14 5 (3.76%) ADSL
14 5 (3.76%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.56%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (11.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (8.27%) MySQL
5 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.75%) MS Access
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 6 (4.51%) Back Office
1 6 (4.51%) Finance
2 4 (3.01%) Retail
3 3 (2.26%) Law
3 3 (2.26%) Legal
4 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (23.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (12.03%) Analyst
3 15 (11.28%) Architect
4 13 (9.77%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (9.02%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (5.26%) Team Leader
7 7 (5.26%) Operations Team Leader
8 6 (4.51%) Citrix Support
8 6 (4.51%) IT Support
8 6 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.76%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.76%) Administrator
9 5 (3.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 4 (3.01%) Senior Architect
10 4 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.03%) Web Services
2 2 (1.50%) HTML
2 2 (1.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) Clustering
2 9 (6.77%) Thin Client
2 9 (6.77%) Fat Client
3 8 (6.02%) Firmware
3 8 (6.02%) CLARiiON
4 7 (5.26%) EqualLogic
5 4 (3.01%) Replication
6 3 (2.26%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.50%) Celerra
7 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.75%) HACMP
8 1 (0.75%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 93 (69.92%) Windows
2 74 (55.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (30.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (24.81%) Linux
6 29 (21.80%) Windows 7
7 22 (16.54%) Windows XP
8 12 (9.02%) Windows 8
9 8 (6.02%) UNIX
9 8 (6.02%) AIX
10 7 (5.26%) CentOS
11 5 (3.76%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (3.01%) Debian
12 4 (3.01%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.75%) HPUX
13 1 (0.75%) Solaris
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.75%) Tru64
13 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.05%) ITIL
2 12 (9.02%) Configuration Management
2 12 (9.02%) Change Management
2 12 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (8.27%) Migration
4 10 (7.52%) Problem Management
4 10 (7.52%) Coaching
5 9 (6.77%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (3.76%) Project Management
6 5 (3.76%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.76%) Change Control
7 4 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.01%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.26%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.26%) Use Case
8 3 (2.26%) PRINCE
8 3 (2.26%) Business Development
8 3 (2.26%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (2.26%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.56%) SQL
2 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.76%) C
4 2 (1.50%) Java
4 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.50%) Perl
4 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.50%) VBScript
4 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (23.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (18.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 22 (16.54%) Citrix Certification
4 21 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (15.79%) CCA
5 20 (15.04%) CCNA
6 16 (12.03%) MCSE
7 13 (9.77%) Degree
8 12 (9.02%) MCSA
9 11 (8.27%) MCTS
10 10 (7.52%) NCDA
11 5 (3.76%) MCP
11 5 (3.76%) A+ Certification
12 4 (3.01%) MCITP
13 2 (1.50%) HP AIS
13 2 (1.50%) LPIC
13 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.50%) RHCA
13 2 (1.50%) NCIE
13 2 (1.50%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 94 (70.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (56.39%) Active Directory
3 45 (33.83%) XenApp
4 43 (32.33%) Hyper-V
5 28 (21.05%) XenDesktop
6 24 (18.05%) vCloud
7 12 (9.02%) VMware ESX
8 10 (7.52%) XenServer
8 10 (7.52%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (5.26%) Terminal Services
10 4 (3.01%) Xen
11 3 (2.26%) NFS
11 3 (2.26%) MetaFrame
12 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.50%) Squid
12 2 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.75%) VMFS
13 1 (0.75%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 26 (19.55%) SCCM
2 11 (8.27%) Backup Exec
2 11 (8.27%) WSUS
3 10 (7.52%) SCOM
4 8 (6.02%) OpenNMS
5 7 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
5 7 (5.26%) HP SIM
5 7 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (4.51%) Puppet
6 6 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.76%) Nagios
8 3 (2.26%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (2.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.50%) Cacti
10 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 125 (93.98%) VMware
2 91 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 62 (46.62%) Citrix
4 53 (39.85%) HP
5 48 (36.09%) Cisco
6 47 (35.34%) NetApp
7 26 (19.55%) Dell
8 23 (17.29%) EMC
9 13 (9.77%) Symantec
10 12 (9.02%) Oracle
10 12 (9.02%) Red Hat
11 9 (6.77%) Fortinet
11 9 (6.77%) Veeam
12 8 (6.02%) Acronis
13 7 (5.26%) Sophos
14 4 (3.01%) AppSense
14 4 (3.01%) Brocade
14 4 (3.01%) IBM
15 3 (2.26%) Juniper
15 3 (2.26%) BMC
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