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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 210 211 198
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 45 45 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.67% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 7.23% 6.44% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 41 43 58
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +30.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £21,600 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £60,400 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -
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
622 699 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.78% 10.41% 9.54%
Number of salaries quoted 525 528 562
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,850 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 37 £42,500 -1.16% 5
Cheshire +21 4 £50,000 +13.31% 3
Merseyside -21 3 £35,000 +66.66% 1
Lancashire - 2 £40,000 - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 68 (77.27%) Windows
2 59 (67.05%) VMware
3 57 (64.77%) Microsoft
4 51 (57.95%) Firewall
5 46 (52.27%) Active Directory
6 42 (47.73%) ITIL
7 41 (46.59%) Linux
8 37 (42.05%) Configuration Management
9 36 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (38.64%) Puppet
10 34 (38.64%) Python
11 33 (37.50%) Windows Server
12 31 (35.23%) SQL
13 30 (34.09%) .NET
13 30 (34.09%) Shell Script
13 30 (34.09%) Opscode Chef
14 29 (32.95%) XenServer
14 29 (32.95%) Ruby
15 27 (30.68%) Windows Server 2012
15 27 (30.68%) Unix
16 26 (29.55%) Tivoli
16 26 (29.55%) OpenStack
16 26 (29.55%) DevOps
16 26 (29.55%) Bash Shell
17 25 (28.41%) EnterpriseDB
17 25 (28.41%) Cobbler
17 25 (28.41%) CloudStack
17 25 (28.41%) WebSphere
17 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (28.41%) OWASP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (29.55%) OpenStack
2 25 (28.41%) CloudStack
2 25 (28.41%) JBoss
2 25 (28.41%) WebLogic
2 25 (28.41%) WebSphere
3 18 (20.45%) IIS
3 18 (20.45%) MS Exchange
4 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.68%) Apache
6 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.55%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.59%) Office 365
2 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (6.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (4.55%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 51 (57.95%) Firewall
2 25 (28.41%) DNS
3 23 (26.14%) DHCP
4 12 (13.64%) LAN
4 12 (13.64%) SAN
4 12 (13.64%) WAN
5 9 (10.23%) Internet
6 8 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 8 (9.09%) VPN
7 7 (7.95%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.68%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (5.68%) IPsec
8 5 (5.68%) iSCSI
8 5 (5.68%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (4.55%) IP Telephony
9 4 (4.55%) SNMP
10 3 (3.41%) MPLS
11 2 (2.27%) DSL
11 2 (2.27%) HTTP
11 2 (2.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.68%) MySQL
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (10.23%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.09%) Law
3 2 (2.27%) Publishing
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) Consultant
4 11 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (10.23%) Analyst
6 8 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) VMware Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Citrix Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) Senior VMware Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Citrix Consultant
10 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 3 (3.41%) Junior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.09%) .NET
2 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET
2 5 (5.68%) HTML
2 5 (5.68%) LAMP
2 5 (5.68%) Web Services
3 3 (3.41%) ELK Stack
4 1 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.23%) Clustering
2 9 (10.23%) Replication
3 6 (6.82%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.55%) PKI
5 3 (3.41%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.27%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.27%) iPad
7 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.14%) IPTV
7 1 (1.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 68 (77.27%) Windows
2 41 (46.59%) Linux
3 33 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 27 (30.68%) Unix
4 27 (30.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.55%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (47.73%) ITIL
2 37 (42.05%) Configuration Management
3 26 (29.55%) DevOps
4 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (28.41%) DSDM
4 25 (28.41%) OWASP
4 25 (28.41%) RUP
4 25 (28.41%) Scrum
5 10 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.95%) Load Balancing
7 6 (6.82%) Presales
8 5 (5.68%) Coaching
8 5 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.68%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.68%) Time Management
8 5 (5.68%) Web Development
9 4 (4.55%) Auto-Scaling
9 4 (4.55%) Network Management
9 4 (4.55%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.64%) Python
2 31 (35.23%) SQL
3 30 (34.09%) Shell Script
4 29 (32.95%) Ruby
5 26 (29.55%) Bash Shell
6 24 (27.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.14%) C#
7 1 (1.14%) C++
7 1 (1.14%) Java
7 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (7.95%) MCSE
2 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.95%) VCAP
3 4 (4.55%) NCIE
4 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.27%) CCNP
5 2 (2.27%) Degree
5 2 (2.27%) MCSA
5 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.14%) CCA
6 1 (1.14%) CCNA
6 1 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 46 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 36 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (32.95%) XenServer
4 25 (28.41%) Xen
5 17 (19.32%) vCloud
6 13 (14.77%) Hyper-V
7 12 (13.64%) XenApp
7 12 (13.64%) XenDesktop
8 6 (6.82%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (5.68%) ISA Server
10 4 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (3.41%) NFS
12 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
13 1 (1.14%) Firmware
13 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (38.64%) Puppet
2 30 (34.09%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (29.55%) Tivoli
4 25 (28.41%) Cobbler
5 13 (14.77%) SCCM
6 11 (12.50%) vRealize
7 6 (6.82%) Ansible
8 5 (5.68%) vMotion
9 4 (4.55%) Nagios
9 4 (4.55%) PowerCLI
9 4 (4.55%) RANCID
9 4 (4.55%) SCOM
10 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
11 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
11 1 (1.14%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (1.14%) OpenView
11 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (67.05%) VMware
2 57 (64.77%) Microsoft
3 25 (28.41%) EnterpriseDB
3 25 (28.41%) Oracle
4 16 (18.18%) Cisco
5 13 (14.77%) Citrix
5 13 (14.77%) HP
6 11 (12.50%) NetApp
7 10 (11.36%) EMC
7 10 (11.36%) Veeam
8 8 (9.09%) Zerto
9 7 (7.95%) Dell
10 5 (5.68%) Juniper
11 4 (4.55%) AppSense
11 4 (4.55%) F5
11 4 (4.55%) MobileIron
12 2 (2.27%) Avaya
12 2 (2.27%) iManage
12 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.27%) SolarWinds
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