The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 183 166 139
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -27
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 61 81 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 1.10% 1.52%
As % of the System Software category 8.75% 14.39% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 57 70 107
Average salary £33,250 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £63,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
System Software Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
697 563 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.97% 7.62% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 585 463 693
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £37,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +0.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
vSphere
England

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 -11 42 £33,500 -12.98% 7
Cheshire +2 12 £27,000 -40.00% 3
Lancashire -3 4 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Merseyside -6 4 £42,500 -22.72%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 132 (97.78%) VMware
2 99 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (70.37%) Windows
4 93 (68.89%) Microsoft
5 75 (55.56%) MS Exchange
5 75 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (52.59%) Active Directory
7 63 (46.67%) Citrix
8 61 (45.19%) SAN
8 61 (45.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 58 (42.96%) NetApp
10 56 (41.48%) HP
11 52 (38.52%) Cisco
12 51 (37.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 51 (37.78%) Microsoft Certification
13 45 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 42 (31.11%) SQL Server
14 42 (31.11%) XenApp
15 40 (29.63%) Hyper-V
16 39 (28.89%) MS Excel
17 37 (27.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 35 (25.93%) Firewall
19 34 (25.19%) SQL
20 33 (24.44%) WAN
20 33 (24.44%) Windows 7
21 32 (23.70%) LAN
21 32 (23.70%) EMC
21 32 (23.70%) ITIL
22 30 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
23 29 (21.48%) Exchange Server 2007

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 75 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 45 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (21.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (17.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (12.59%) IIS
7 14 (10.37%) SharePoint
8 8 (5.93%) Apache
9 5 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (3.70%) Lync
10 4 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.74%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.74%) DNN
Applications
1 39 (28.89%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.89%) Office 365
2 9 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.70%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.96%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.74%) IaaS
5 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (45.19%) SAN
2 35 (25.93%) Firewall
3 33 (24.44%) WAN
4 32 (23.70%) LAN
5 22 (16.30%) DNS
6 20 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
7 19 (14.07%) DHCP
7 19 (14.07%) NAS
8 18 (13.33%) NetScaler
9 15 (11.11%) Internet
10 13 (9.63%) iSCSI
11 12 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (8.15%) VPN
13 8 (5.93%) VLAN
13 8 (5.93%) TCP/IP
14 6 (4.44%) Unified Communications
15 5 (3.70%) IPsec
16 4 (2.96%) SNMP
16 4 (2.96%) ADSL
16 4 (2.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (31.11%) SQL Server
2 30 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (6.67%) MySQL
5 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.96%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.74%) MS Access
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (8.15%) Finance
2 3 (2.22%) Retail
3 2 (1.48%) Back Office
4 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (19.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (11.11%) Consultant
3 14 (10.37%) Analyst
4 12 (8.89%) Architect
5 11 (8.15%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.15%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (8.15%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (8.15%) IT Support
6 8 (5.93%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 8 (5.93%) Citrix Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (5.19%) Administrator
7 7 (5.19%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Citrix Support
9 5 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.67%) Web Services
2 5 (3.70%) HTML
2 5 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (0.74%) .NET
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.74%) jQuery
3 1 (0.74%) HTML5
3 1 (0.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.67%) CLARiiON
2 8 (5.93%) Clustering
2 8 (5.93%) EqualLogic
2 8 (5.93%) Thin Client
2 8 (5.93%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.96%) Celerra
3 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (2.96%) FlexPod
4 3 (2.22%) Replication
5 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.74%) HACMP
6 1 (0.74%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.74%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 95 (70.37%) Windows
2 75 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (45.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (37.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (24.44%) Windows 7
6 28 (20.74%) Windows XP
7 26 (19.26%) Linux
8 19 (14.07%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.19%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (4.44%) AIX
11 5 (3.70%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.96%) Debian
13 2 (1.48%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.48%) UNIX
14 1 (0.74%) HPUX
14 1 (0.74%) Solaris
14 1 (0.74%) Android
14 1 (0.74%) Tru64
14 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.70%) ITIL
2 13 (9.63%) Project Management
2 13 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (9.63%) Migration
3 12 (8.89%) Change Management
4 11 (8.15%) Problem Management
4 11 (8.15%) Load Balancing
5 9 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (5.93%) Use Case
6 8 (5.93%) Configuration Management
6 8 (5.93%) Business Development
7 5 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.70%) Change Control
8 4 (2.96%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (2.96%) Risk Management
8 4 (2.96%) Project Planning
8 4 (2.96%) PRINCE
9 3 (2.22%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.22%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.22%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.19%) SQL
2 9 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.44%) C
4 5 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.96%) Perl
5 4 (2.96%) VBScript
5 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.74%) C#
6 1 (0.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 51 (37.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (27.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 25 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (17.78%) CCNA
5 23 (17.04%) MCTS
6 19 (14.07%) MCSE
7 18 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (11.85%) Degree
8 16 (11.85%) NCDA
9 13 (9.63%) MCITP
10 12 (8.89%) MCSA
11 11 (8.15%) CCA
12 8 (5.93%) CCEE
12 8 (5.93%) CCIA
13 7 (5.19%) MCP
14 6 (4.44%) NCIE
15 5 (3.70%) A+ Certification
16 4 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (2.96%) HP AIS
16 4 (2.96%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) SLA
2 3 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 99 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (52.59%) Active Directory
3 42 (31.11%) XenApp
4 40 (29.63%) Hyper-V
5 28 (20.74%) XenDesktop
6 21 (15.56%) vCloud
7 18 (13.33%) XenServer
8 12 (8.89%) VMware ESX
9 6 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (3.70%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.96%) Squid
11 4 (2.96%) Xen
12 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (2.22%) NFS
12 3 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (1.48%) MetaFrame
13 2 (1.48%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.74%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (18.52%) SCCM
2 13 (9.63%) SCOM
3 8 (5.93%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.44%) Nagios
5 4 (2.96%) WSUS
5 4 (2.96%) Cacti
5 4 (2.96%) OpenNMS
5 4 (2.96%) Puppet
5 4 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.48%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.74%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 132 (97.78%) VMware
2 93 (68.89%) Microsoft
3 63 (46.67%) Citrix
4 58 (42.96%) NetApp
5 56 (41.48%) HP
6 52 (38.52%) Cisco
7 32 (23.70%) EMC
8 13 (9.63%) Dell
9 10 (7.41%) Oracle
9 10 (7.41%) Veeam
10 9 (6.67%) 3PAR
11 8 (5.93%) Symantec
11 8 (5.93%) BMC
11 8 (5.93%) IBM
12 5 (3.70%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.70%) Fortinet
12 5 (3.70%) ProCurve
13 4 (2.96%) Brocade
13 4 (2.96%) Acronis
13 4 (2.96%) LANDesk
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