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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 180 197 201
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +4
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 79 44 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 0.71% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 9.29% 6.53% 8.02%
Number of salaries quoted 68 36 55
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £57,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
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
850 674 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.59% 10.94% 10.33%
Number of salaries quoted 714 500 662
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 48 £42,500 -1.16% 5
Cheshire +23 18 £36,450 +8.00% 2
Lancashire +10 13 £38,500 -3.75%
Merseyside -15 3 £36,000 +10.76%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 95 (77.87%) Windows
2 77 (63.11%) VMware
3 73 (59.84%) Microsoft
4 69 (56.56%) Active Directory
5 56 (45.90%) Linux
5 56 (45.90%) SQL
6 55 (45.08%) ITIL
7 53 (43.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 50 (40.98%) Windows Server
9 49 (40.16%) Firewall
10 44 (36.07%) Puppet
11 42 (34.43%) Configuration Management
12 40 (32.79%) Shell Script
12 40 (32.79%) Python
12 40 (32.79%) Opscode Chef
13 38 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 37 (30.33%) SQL Server
14 37 (30.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 34 (27.87%) Unix
16 33 (27.05%) OpenStack
17 32 (26.23%) Oracle
18 30 (24.59%) Tivoli
18 30 (24.59%) .NET
18 30 (24.59%) DevOps
19 29 (23.77%) CloudStack
19 29 (23.77%) DSDM
19 29 (23.77%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (23.77%) Scrum
19 29 (23.77%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (23.77%) Xen

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 33 (27.05%) OpenStack
2 29 (23.77%) CloudStack
3 25 (20.49%) WebSphere
4 24 (19.67%) JBoss
4 24 (19.67%) MS Exchange
4 24 (19.67%) WebLogic
5 22 (18.03%) IIS
6 19 (15.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (4.92%) Apache
9 6 (4.92%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.64%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.57%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (13.11%) Office 365
3 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.28%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (3.28%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 49 (40.16%) Firewall
2 28 (22.95%) DNS
3 24 (19.67%) DHCP
4 17 (13.93%) LAN
4 17 (13.93%) WAN
5 16 (13.11%) SAN
6 15 (12.30%) Internet
7 10 (8.20%) TCP/IP
7 10 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (7.38%) VPN
9 8 (6.56%) SNMP
10 6 (4.92%) IPsec
11 5 (4.10%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (4.10%) iSCSI
11 5 (4.10%) VLAN
12 4 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (3.28%) IP Telephony
12 4 (3.28%) IPv4
13 3 (2.46%) MPLS
13 3 (2.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (30.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.92%) MySQL
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.28%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (7.38%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.28%) Law
4 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.82%) Finance
5 1 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (25.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (24.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (22.13%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.66%) VMware Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) Infrastructure Support
5 11 (9.02%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) IT Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) IT Support
7 9 (7.38%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (6.56%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) Data Centre Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Consultant
11 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.59%) .NET
2 11 (9.02%) Web Services
3 6 (4.92%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.92%) HTML
3 6 (4.92%) LAMP
4 4 (3.28%) RESTful
5 3 (2.46%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.84%) Clustering
2 12 (9.84%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.56%) Replication
4 7 (5.74%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.10%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.28%) e-Health
6 4 (3.28%) EMC VNX
6 4 (3.28%) PKI
7 3 (2.46%) Data Extraction
7 3 (2.46%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.64%) iPad
8 2 (1.64%) Statistics
9 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.82%) IPTV
9 1 (0.82%) NHS
9 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (77.87%) Windows
2 56 (45.90%) Linux
3 50 (40.98%) Windows Server
4 38 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (30.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (27.87%) Unix
7 9 (7.38%) Data ONTAP
8 6 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.28%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.28%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.46%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (45.08%) ITIL
2 42 (34.43%) Configuration Management
3 30 (24.59%) DevOps
4 29 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (23.77%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (23.77%) DSDM
4 29 (23.77%) Scrum
5 25 (20.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (20.49%) RUP
6 20 (16.39%) OWASP
7 11 (9.02%) Coaching
7 11 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (6.56%) Process Improvement
9 6 (4.92%) Web Development
10 5 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (4.10%) CRM
10 5 (4.10%) Software Engineering
11 4 (3.28%) Auto-Scaling
11 4 (3.28%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 4 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 56 (45.90%) SQL
2 40 (32.79%) Python
2 40 (32.79%) Shell Script
3 29 (23.77%) Bash Shell
3 29 (23.77%) Ruby
4 27 (22.13%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.10%) VB
6 4 (3.28%) C#
6 4 (3.28%) C++
6 4 (3.28%) Java
6 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (23.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (18.03%) MCSE
2 22 (18.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (13.93%) MCSA
4 11 (9.02%) Degree
5 9 (7.38%) NCIE
5 9 (7.38%) SC Cleared
5 9 (7.38%) Security Cleared
6 8 (6.56%) MCITP
7 5 (4.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (4.10%) CCA
7 5 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.10%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (4.10%) VCP5
8 4 (3.28%) VCAP
9 3 (2.46%) CCNA
10 2 (1.64%) CCNP
10 2 (1.64%) MCP
11 1 (0.82%) MCTS
11 1 (0.82%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.82%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (56.56%) Active Directory
2 53 (43.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (23.77%) Xen
3 29 (23.77%) XenServer
4 23 (18.85%) vCloud
5 19 (15.57%) Hyper-V
6 12 (9.84%) XenApp
7 11 (9.02%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.28%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.46%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.46%) NFS
10 2 (1.64%) Firmware
10 2 (1.64%) NDS
10 2 (1.64%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.82%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 44 (36.07%) Puppet
2 40 (32.79%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (24.59%) Tivoli
4 25 (20.49%) Cobbler
5 18 (14.75%) SCCM
6 16 (13.11%) Ansible
7 15 (12.30%) vRealize
8 11 (9.02%) vMotion
9 8 (6.56%) Nagios
10 5 (4.10%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (4.10%) OpenView
10 5 (4.10%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 4 (3.28%) Backup Exec
11 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (3.28%) NetBackup
11 4 (3.28%) PowerCLI
11 4 (3.28%) RANCID
11 4 (3.28%) SCOM
12 2 (1.64%) WSUS
13 1 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 77 (63.11%) VMware
2 73 (59.84%) Microsoft
3 32 (26.23%) Oracle
4 29 (23.77%) EnterpriseDB
5 20 (16.39%) Cisco
6 18 (14.75%) Veeam
7 15 (12.30%) EMC
8 14 (11.48%) Citrix
8 14 (11.48%) NetApp
8 14 (11.48%) Zerto
9 12 (9.84%) Dell
9 12 (9.84%) HP
10 9 (7.38%) IBM
11 6 (4.92%) Red Hat
12 5 (4.10%) BMC
12 5 (4.10%) Compuware
12 5 (4.10%) Juniper
13 4 (3.28%) CA
13 4 (3.28%) Dynatrace
13 4 (3.28%) Nimsoft
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