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

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 207 178 218
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +40
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 38 76 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 1.06% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 5.85% 10.98% 7.55%
Number of salaries quoted 31 69 34
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £41,250 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -4.06%
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
650 692 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.88% 9.67% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 490 534 441
Average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -26 30 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Merseyside +10 4 £40,500 -20.97% 2
Cheshire -2 2 £28,000 -30.00% 1
Lancashire +2 1 £30,000 -29.41% 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 90 (100.00%) VMware
2 78 (86.67%) Windows
3 68 (75.56%) Microsoft
4 66 (73.33%) Active Directory
5 59 (65.56%) MS Exchange
6 57 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 55 (61.11%) Cisco
8 52 (57.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (51.11%) SQL Server
10 45 (50.00%) Citrix
10 45 (50.00%) NetApp
11 44 (48.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 42 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 35 (38.89%) DHCP
13 35 (38.89%) Firewall
14 34 (37.78%) SAN
14 34 (37.78%) ITIL
15 33 (36.67%) DNS
16 32 (35.56%) SQL
16 32 (35.56%) SharePoint
17 31 (34.44%) HP
17 31 (34.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 29 (32.22%) IIS
19 28 (31.11%) LAN
20 27 (30.00%) XenDesktop
21 26 (28.89%) PowerShell
21 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
22 25 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
23 24 (26.67%) WAN
23 24 (26.67%) XenApp

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 59 (65.56%) MS Exchange
2 42 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (35.56%) SharePoint
4 29 (32.22%) IIS
5 14 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (8.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.11%) MS Office
3 5 (5.56%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.11%) Office 365
2 7 (7.78%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (38.89%) DHCP
1 35 (38.89%) Firewall
2 34 (37.78%) SAN
3 33 (36.67%) DNS
4 28 (31.11%) LAN
5 24 (26.67%) WAN
6 19 (21.11%) Wireless
7 16 (17.78%) NAS
7 16 (17.78%) VPN
8 13 (14.44%) VLAN
9 10 (11.11%) MPLS
10 8 (8.89%) iSCSI
11 7 (7.78%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (7.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (6.67%) NetScaler
13 5 (5.56%) Internet
13 5 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
13 5 (5.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (51.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (15.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.11%) MS Access
5 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.11%) Law
2 1 (1.11%) Legal
2 1 (1.11%) Banking
2 1 (1.11%) Retail
2 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 21 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (18.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (15.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (15.56%) Analyst
5 12 (13.33%) Consultant
5 12 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (12.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
8 8 (8.89%) Service Analyst
8 8 (8.89%) Technical Support
8 8 (8.89%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 7 (7.78%) Support Consultant
9 7 (7.78%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (7.78%) Technical Support Consultant
9 7 (7.78%) Technical Support Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Project Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Web Services
1 2 (2.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Clustering
2 7 (7.78%) FlexPod
3 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.67%) Replication
3 6 (6.67%) Life Science
4 3 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.22%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.11%) Celerra
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 78 (86.67%) Windows
2 52 (57.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (48.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (22.22%) Linux
6 18 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 13 (14.44%) Windows 8
7 13 (14.44%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.33%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.33%) UNIX
8 3 (3.33%) CentOS
9 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (37.78%) ITIL
2 19 (21.11%) Kalman Filter
3 12 (13.33%) Service Management
4 11 (12.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (12.22%) Business Continuity
5 9 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 9 (10.00%) Coaching
6 6 (6.67%) Validation
7 5 (5.56%) ERP
7 5 (5.56%) Line Management
8 4 (4.44%) ITIL V2
8 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.44%) Project Management
8 4 (4.44%) Project Planning
9 3 (3.33%) Data Management
10 2 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.22%) Time Management
10 2 (2.22%) DevOps
11 1 (1.11%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.56%) SQL
2 26 (28.89%) PowerShell
3 13 (14.44%) C
4 12 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (34.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 25 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (22.22%) CCNA
5 19 (21.11%) NCDA
6 15 (16.67%) MCSE
7 14 (15.56%) CCA
7 14 (15.56%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (11.11%) MCSA
9 9 (10.00%) MCTS
10 7 (7.78%) NCIE
11 6 (6.67%) Degree
12 5 (5.56%) MCITP
13 4 (4.44%) VCAP
14 2 (2.22%) VTSP
14 2 (2.22%) VCDX
14 2 (2.22%) MCP
15 1 (1.11%) A+ Certification
15 1 (1.11%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 57 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 24 (26.67%) XenApp
5 21 (23.33%) Hyper-V
6 7 (7.78%) Xen
6 7 (7.78%) NFS
6 7 (7.78%) vCloud
7 6 (6.67%) XenServer
8 4 (4.44%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) WMI
2 10 (11.11%) SCCM
3 7 (7.78%) SCOM
3 7 (7.78%) WSUS
4 4 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.44%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.33%) Legato
6 2 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.22%) Puppet
6 2 (2.22%) vMotion
6 2 (2.22%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.11%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.11%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 90 (100.00%) VMware
2 68 (75.56%) Microsoft
3 55 (61.11%) Cisco
4 45 (50.00%) NetApp
4 45 (50.00%) Citrix
5 31 (34.44%) HP
6 12 (13.33%) WatchGuard
6 12 (13.33%) Sophos
7 11 (12.22%) Avaya
8 10 (11.11%) EMC
8 10 (11.11%) Meraki
9 7 (7.78%) Symantec
10 6 (6.67%) McAfee
11 5 (5.56%) Dell
12 3 (3.33%) CommVault
13 2 (2.22%) Mitel
13 2 (2.22%) Brocade
13 2 (2.22%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.22%) Nortel
13 2 (2.22%) Aerohive Networks
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Including Car Allowance+bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Base salary + flexible benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
VCG Connect
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 19 days ago