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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 182 189 174
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 52 59 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.85% 1.04%
As % of the System Software category 8.32% 8.59% 13.61%
Number of salaries quoted 49 54 66
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £24,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
625 687 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.75% 9.85% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 494 572 470
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +1 30 £37,500 +11.94% 6
Cheshire -6 9 £37,500 +38.88%
Lancashire -7 9 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Merseyside +11 3 £50,000 +17.64% 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 87 (89.69%) VMware
2 81 (83.51%) Microsoft
3 77 (79.38%) Windows
4 58 (59.79%) Active Directory
4 58 (59.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 53 (54.64%) Citrix
6 48 (49.48%) MS Exchange
7 43 (44.33%) Cisco
7 43 (44.33%) SAN
8 41 (42.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (40.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (40.21%) NetApp
9 39 (40.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (36.08%) ITIL
11 33 (34.02%) SQL Server
11 33 (34.02%) Firewall
12 32 (32.99%) DHCP
13 31 (31.96%) XenDesktop
14 30 (30.93%) Exchange Server 2010
14 30 (30.93%) DNS
15 28 (28.87%) HP
15 28 (28.87%) SQL
16 27 (27.84%) MS Excel
16 27 (27.84%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (25.77%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (25.77%) IIS
17 25 (25.77%) VPN
17 25 (25.77%) XenApp
18 23 (23.71%) Hyper-V
19 22 (22.68%) Windows 7

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 48 (49.48%) MS Exchange
2 30 (30.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (25.77%) IIS
4 19 (19.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (17.53%) SharePoint
6 11 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (5.15%) Alfresco
9 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (3.09%) Apache
11 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (27.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.19%) MS Office
3 4 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.09%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (2.06%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 43 (44.33%) SAN
2 33 (34.02%) Firewall
3 32 (32.99%) DHCP
4 30 (30.93%) DNS
5 25 (25.77%) VPN
6 21 (21.65%) WAN
7 20 (20.62%) LAN
8 16 (16.49%) iSCSI
9 14 (14.43%) TCP/IP
10 13 (13.40%) NAS
11 12 (12.37%) Wireless
12 10 (10.31%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (9.28%) VoIP
13 9 (9.28%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (8.25%) VLAN
15 7 (7.22%) Internet
15 7 (7.22%) NetScaler
16 6 (6.19%) Fibre Channel
16 6 (6.19%) FTP
17 5 (5.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (34.02%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.06%) MySQL
5 1 (1.03%) MS Access
5 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) NUnit
1 5 (5.15%) Selenium
1 5 (5.15%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (11.34%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.09%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (22.68%) Analyst
2 17 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (14.43%) Support Engineer
4 10 (10.31%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (9.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (9.28%) Consultant
6 8 (8.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) NetApp Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Technical Support
8 5 (5.15%) Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) IT Manager
8 5 (5.15%) Support Consultant
8 5 (5.15%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (5.15%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Technical Support Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.15%) XML
1 5 (5.15%) XSL
1 5 (5.15%) WCF
1 5 (5.15%) jQuery
1 5 (5.15%) RESTful
1 5 (5.15%) HTML5
1 5 (5.15%) AngularJS
1 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
1 5 (5.15%) HTML
1 5 (5.15%) .NET
1 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.12%) Web Services
3 1 (1.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.25%) FlexPod
2 8 (8.25%) Clustering
3 7 (7.22%) HP StoreVirtual
4 6 (6.19%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.19%) User Experience
5 5 (5.15%) EMC VNX
5 5 (5.15%) Social Media
5 5 (5.15%) Replication
6 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.12%) Thin Client
6 4 (4.12%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.09%) Life Science
8 1 (1.03%) Statistics
8 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (79.38%) Windows
2 41 (42.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (40.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (25.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (22.68%) Windows 7
6 15 (15.46%) Windows XP
7 13 (13.40%) Linux
7 13 (13.40%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.15%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (3.09%) UNIX
10 2 (2.06%) Solaris
10 2 (2.06%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.06%) CentOS
11 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (36.08%) ITIL
2 18 (18.56%) Business Continuity
3 12 (12.37%) Mentoring
4 9 (9.28%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (9.28%) Service Management
5 7 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.22%) Project Planning
6 6 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.19%) Patch Management
7 5 (5.15%) Server Monitoring
7 5 (5.15%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.15%) Workflow
7 5 (5.15%) Migration
7 5 (5.15%) OO
7 5 (5.15%) Automated Testing
7 5 (5.15%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (5.15%) OWASP
7 5 (5.15%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.87%) SQL
2 10 (10.31%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.22%) C#
3 7 (7.22%) Java
4 5 (5.15%) VB.NET
4 5 (5.15%) XQuery
5 4 (4.12%) C
6 3 (3.09%) PHP
7 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (40.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 27 (27.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (19.59%) CCNA
3 19 (19.59%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (18.56%) MCSE
4 18 (18.56%) Degree
5 17 (17.53%) NCDA
6 16 (16.49%) CCA
6 16 (16.49%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (7.22%) MCTS
7 7 (7.22%) VCAP
8 6 (6.19%) MCITP
9 5 (5.15%) MCSA
9 5 (5.15%) NCIE
9 5 (5.15%) VCDX
10 3 (3.09%) CCNP
11 2 (2.06%) CCEE
11 2 (2.06%) CCAA
11 2 (2.06%) VCP5
12 1 (1.03%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) SLA
2 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (59.79%) Active Directory
1 58 (59.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (31.96%) XenDesktop
3 25 (25.77%) XenApp
4 23 (23.71%) Hyper-V
5 18 (18.56%) vCloud
6 7 (7.22%) XenServer
6 7 (7.22%) VMware ESX
7 6 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.12%) NFS
8 4 (4.12%) Xen
9 2 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.03%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.03%) iptables
Systems Management
1 16 (16.49%) SCCM
2 10 (10.31%) WSUS
3 7 (7.22%) SCOM
4 5 (5.15%) Backup Exec
5 4 (4.12%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.06%) Puppet
6 2 (2.06%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.06%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.06%) vMotion
6 2 (2.06%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (2.06%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.03%) Legato
7 1 (1.03%) Nagios
7 1 (1.03%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.03%) SnapMirror
7 1 (1.03%) Ansible
7 1 (1.03%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 87 (89.69%) VMware
2 81 (83.51%) Microsoft
3 53 (54.64%) Citrix
4 43 (44.33%) Cisco
5 39 (40.21%) NetApp
6 28 (28.87%) HP
7 12 (12.37%) Symantec
8 10 (10.31%) Meraki
9 8 (8.25%) EMC
10 6 (6.19%) McAfee
11 5 (5.15%) ProCurve
12 4 (4.12%) Brocade
13 3 (3.09%) WatchGuard
13 3 (3.09%) SonicWALL
13 3 (3.09%) Sophos
13 3 (3.09%) Riverbed
13 3 (3.09%) CheckPoint
13 3 (3.09%) Dell
13 3 (3.09%) IBM
13 3 (3.09%) Oracle
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