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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / North West
Rank 198 196 203
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 50 33 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.60% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 7.01% 4.95% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 42 29 47
Median salary £42,500 £33,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.92% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £43,000 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
713 667 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 12.03% 12.05% 11.16%
Number of salaries quoted 581 530 667
Median salary £36,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -21 32 £50,500 +44.28% 6
Cheshire +20 11 £38,500 +18.46% 3
Lancashire -1 7 £37,250 -6.87%
Merseyside -7 2 £36,000 +10.76%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 79 (69.91%) Windows
2 63 (55.75%) VMware
3 61 (53.98%) Active Directory
4 60 (53.10%) Microsoft
5 57 (50.44%) SQL
6 54 (47.79%) Linux
7 45 (39.82%) ITIL
8 43 (38.05%) Python
8 43 (38.05%) Shell Script
8 43 (38.05%) Puppet
8 43 (38.05%) Opscode Chef
9 41 (36.28%) Firewall
10 40 (35.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 40 (35.40%) Windows Server
11 39 (34.51%) Configuration Management
12 38 (33.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 37 (32.74%) Unix
14 36 (31.86%) Oracle
14 36 (31.86%) OpenStack
14 36 (31.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 35 (30.97%) SQL Server
16 33 (29.20%) Tivoli
17 32 (28.32%) Scrum
17 32 (28.32%) DSDM
17 32 (28.32%) CloudStack
17 32 (28.32%) DevOps
17 32 (28.32%) Bash Shell
17 32 (28.32%) EnterpriseDB
17 32 (28.32%) XenServer
17 32 (28.32%) Continuous Integration

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 36 (31.86%) OpenStack
2 32 (28.32%) CloudStack
3 25 (22.12%) MS Exchange
4 20 (17.70%) WebSphere
5 19 (16.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (15.93%) JBoss
6 18 (15.93%) WebLogic
7 15 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (10.62%) IIS
9 6 (5.31%) Apache
10 2 (1.77%) GroupWise
10 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.73%) Office 365
3 4 (3.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.54%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (3.54%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.54%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (3.54%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (36.28%) Firewall
2 18 (15.93%) DNS
3 15 (13.27%) LAN
3 15 (13.27%) SAN
3 15 (13.27%) WAN
4 14 (12.39%) DHCP
5 11 (9.73%) Internet
5 11 (9.73%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (8.85%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.31%) IPsec
7 6 (5.31%) VLAN
7 6 (5.31%) VPN
8 5 (4.42%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (4.42%) SNMP
9 4 (3.54%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.54%) IPv4
10 3 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (2.65%) WLAN
11 2 (1.77%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.88%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (30.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.31%) MySQL
5 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Jenkins
1 6 (5.31%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.77%) Subversion
General
1 8 (7.08%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.77%) Finance
4 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (28.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (24.78%) Support Engineer
3 25 (22.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Infrastructure Support
4 12 (10.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Platform Engineer
5 11 (9.73%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (8.85%) IT Engineer
6 10 (8.85%) IT Support
6 10 (8.85%) IT Support Engineer
6 10 (8.85%) VMware Engineer
7 9 (7.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (7.96%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.19%) Data Centre Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Analyst
10 5 (4.42%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.24%) .NET
2 11 (9.73%) Web Services
3 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.31%) HTML
3 6 (5.31%) LAMP
4 4 (3.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.47%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.62%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.96%) Clustering
4 7 (6.19%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.54%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.54%) e-Health
5 4 (3.54%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.65%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.65%) Replication
7 2 (1.77%) Statistics
8 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.88%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.88%) IPTV
8 1 (0.88%) NHS
8 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 79 (69.91%) Windows
2 54 (47.79%) Linux
3 40 (35.40%) Windows Server
4 38 (33.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (32.74%) Unix
6 36 (31.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.96%) Data ONTAP
8 7 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.54%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.65%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.82%) ITIL
2 39 (34.51%) Configuration Management
3 32 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (28.32%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (28.32%) DevOps
3 32 (28.32%) DSDM
3 32 (28.32%) Scrum
4 28 (24.78%) RUP
5 23 (20.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (14.16%) OWASP
7 11 (9.73%) Coaching
7 11 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (7.08%) Process Improvement
9 6 (5.31%) Auto-Scaling
9 6 (5.31%) Web Development
10 5 (4.42%) CRM
10 5 (4.42%) Software Engineering
11 4 (3.54%) ERP
11 4 (3.54%) Service Management
11 4 (3.54%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 57 (50.44%) SQL
2 43 (38.05%) Python
2 43 (38.05%) Shell Script
3 32 (28.32%) Bash Shell
3 32 (28.32%) Ruby
4 17 (15.04%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.42%) VB
6 4 (3.54%) C#
6 4 (3.54%) C++
6 4 (3.54%) Java
6 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (26.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (18.58%) MCSE
3 20 (17.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (15.04%) MCSA
5 11 (9.73%) Degree
6 10 (8.85%) Security Cleared
7 9 (7.96%) NCIE
7 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
8 8 (7.08%) MCITP
9 7 (6.19%) CCA
9 7 (6.19%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (6.19%) VCP5
10 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (2.65%) CCNA
13 2 (1.77%) CCNP
13 2 (1.77%) MCP
13 2 (1.77%) VCAP
14 1 (0.88%) MCTS
14 1 (0.88%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (53.98%) Active Directory
2 40 (35.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (28.32%) Xen
3 32 (28.32%) XenServer
4 17 (15.04%) vCloud
5 15 (13.27%) Hyper-V
6 9 (7.96%) XenApp
7 7 (6.19%) XenDesktop
8 5 (4.42%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.77%) Firmware
10 2 (1.77%) NDS
10 2 (1.77%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (1.77%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.88%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 43 (38.05%) Opscode Chef
1 43 (38.05%) Puppet
2 33 (29.20%) Tivoli
3 28 (24.78%) Cobbler
4 17 (15.04%) Ansible
5 14 (12.39%) SCCM
6 11 (9.73%) vMotion
7 9 (7.96%) vRealize
8 6 (5.31%) Backup Exec
9 5 (4.42%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (4.42%) Nagios
9 5 (4.42%) OpenView
9 5 (4.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (3.54%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.77%) Terraform
11 2 (1.77%) WSUS
12 1 (0.88%) SCOM
12 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 63 (55.75%) VMware
2 60 (53.10%) Microsoft
3 36 (31.86%) Oracle
4 32 (28.32%) EnterpriseDB
5 20 (17.70%) Cisco
6 15 (13.27%) EMC
6 15 (13.27%) NetApp
6 15 (13.27%) Veeam
7 11 (9.73%) Citrix
7 11 (9.73%) Dell
7 11 (9.73%) HP
7 11 (9.73%) Zerto
8 10 (8.85%) IBM
9 7 (6.19%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.42%) BMC
10 5 (4.42%) Compuware
11 4 (3.54%) CA
11 4 (3.54%) Dynatrace
11 4 (3.54%) Nimsoft
11 4 (3.54%) Veritas
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