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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 191 187 209
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +22
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 54 57 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.86% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 7.30% 9.34% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 49 55 44
Average salary £32,500 £39,000 £33,437
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £57,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +1.12%
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
740 610 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.73% 9.24% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 641 521 489
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,950 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 January 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 23 January 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 -4 37 £34,000 +19.29% 5
Lancashire +3 11 £27,500 -25.67% 1
Cheshire -8 4 £43,750 -27.08% 5
Merseyside 0 2 £40,500 -19.00%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 107 (93.86%) VMware
2 91 (79.82%) Windows
3 82 (71.93%) Active Directory
4 79 (69.30%) Microsoft
5 76 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 71 (62.28%) MS Exchange
7 61 (53.51%) Citrix
8 60 (52.63%) Cisco
9 58 (50.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (43.86%) SAN
11 46 (40.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 45 (39.47%) NetApp
13 44 (38.60%) DNS
13 44 (38.60%) HP
13 44 (38.60%) DHCP
14 38 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 37 (32.46%) SQL Server
16 36 (31.58%) LAN
17 35 (30.70%) SQL
18 34 (29.82%) XenApp
19 33 (28.95%) SharePoint
20 31 (27.19%) Firewall
21 30 (26.32%) WAN
21 30 (26.32%) Hyper-V
22 29 (25.44%) XenDesktop
22 29 (25.44%) Linux
23 28 (24.56%) IIS
24 27 (23.68%) ITIL
24 27 (23.68%) NAS
25 24 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 71 (62.28%) MS Exchange
2 46 (40.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (28.95%) SharePoint
4 28 (24.56%) IIS
5 20 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (13.16%) Lync
7 13 (11.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (4.39%) Apache
11 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.75%) nginx
11 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.89%) MS Office
3 5 (4.39%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.53%) Office 365
2 7 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 50 (43.86%) SAN
2 44 (38.60%) DNS
2 44 (38.60%) DHCP
3 36 (31.58%) LAN
4 31 (27.19%) Firewall
5 30 (26.32%) WAN
6 27 (23.68%) NAS
7 17 (14.91%) Wireless
8 16 (14.04%) NetScaler
8 16 (14.04%) iSCSI
8 16 (14.04%) VPN
9 15 (13.16%) TCP/IP
10 14 (12.28%) VLAN
11 13 (11.40%) MPLS
11 13 (11.40%) SNMP
12 12 (10.53%) Internet
13 9 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (7.02%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (6.14%) IPsec
16 6 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (32.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (7.02%) MySQL
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.39%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (9.65%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Back Office
2 6 (5.26%) Legal
3 3 (2.63%) Law
4 2 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (24.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (18.42%) Support Engineer
3 18 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (10.53%) Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (10.53%) Citrix Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) Consultant
5 10 (8.77%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.77%) Architect
6 8 (7.02%) Citrix Support
6 8 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Team Leader
7 7 (6.14%) Service Analyst
7 7 (6.14%) Operations Team Leader
8 6 (5.26%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 6 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) Technical Support
9 5 (4.39%) Technical Support Consultant
9 5 (4.39%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) Web Services
2 2 (1.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Clustering
2 8 (7.02%) Replication
3 6 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.39%) Life Science
5 4 (3.51%) EqualLogic
6 3 (2.63%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.63%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.63%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.75%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.75%) Celerra
7 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 91 (79.82%) Windows
2 58 (50.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (25.44%) Linux
5 24 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (14.04%) Windows 7
7 13 (11.40%) Windows XP
8 9 (7.89%) UNIX
8 9 (7.89%) CentOS
8 9 (7.89%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.51%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.75%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.75%) Debian
11 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.88%) AIX
12 1 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.68%) ITIL
2 20 (17.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (14.91%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (9.65%) Business Continuity
5 9 (7.89%) Service Management
5 9 (7.89%) Strategic Planning
6 6 (5.26%) Coaching
6 6 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.26%) Validation
6 6 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.39%) ERP
7 5 (4.39%) Line Management
7 5 (4.39%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.51%) Project Planning
9 3 (2.63%) Project Management
9 3 (2.63%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.63%) Time Management
9 3 (2.63%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (1.75%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (1.75%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.70%) SQL
2 20 (17.54%) PowerShell
3 12 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 12 (10.53%) C
4 2 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (17.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (15.79%) CCA
3 18 (15.79%) Citrix Certification
4 16 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (12.28%) CCNA
6 13 (11.40%) MCSE
7 10 (8.77%) MCSA
8 8 (7.02%) NCDA
9 4 (3.51%) Degree
9 4 (3.51%) MCTS
9 4 (3.51%) MCP
10 3 (2.63%) MCITP
10 3 (2.63%) NCIE
11 2 (1.75%) VCAP
11 2 (1.75%) VTSP
11 2 (1.75%) VCDX
11 2 (1.75%) LPIC
11 2 (1.75%) RHCA
11 2 (1.75%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (71.93%) Active Directory
2 76 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (29.82%) XenApp
4 30 (26.32%) Hyper-V
5 29 (25.44%) XenDesktop
6 16 (14.04%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (10.53%) VMware ESX
8 10 (8.77%) Firmware
9 9 (7.89%) vCloud
10 6 (5.26%) Xen
10 6 (5.26%) NFS
11 5 (4.39%) Terminal Services
12 3 (2.63%) XenServer
13 2 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.88%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (15.79%) WSUS
2 16 (14.04%) SCCM
3 12 (10.53%) WMI
4 10 (8.77%) SCOM
4 10 (8.77%) Backup Exec
5 7 (6.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (6.14%) WhatsUp Gold
5 7 (6.14%) HP SIM
6 6 (5.26%) OpenNMS
7 3 (2.63%) Puppet
7 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.75%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.75%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.75%) Legato
8 2 (1.75%) Nagios
9 1 (0.88%) cPanel
Vendors
1 107 (93.86%) VMware
2 79 (69.30%) Microsoft
3 61 (53.51%) Citrix
4 60 (52.63%) Cisco
5 45 (39.47%) NetApp
6 44 (38.60%) HP
7 21 (18.42%) Dell
8 18 (15.79%) Sophos
9 17 (14.91%) EMC
10 14 (12.28%) Symantec
11 13 (11.40%) Avaya
12 12 (10.53%) WatchGuard
13 9 (7.89%) Red Hat
14 7 (6.14%) Oracle
14 7 (6.14%) Veeam
14 7 (6.14%) Meraki
15 6 (5.26%) Acronis
16 4 (3.51%) Fortinet
16 4 (3.51%) McAfee
16 4 (3.51%) Mitel
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car, Bouns + Microsoft Certs
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £67000 per annum + OTE + £6.6K Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £67000 per annum + OTE + £6.6K Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago