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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 183 153 151
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -2
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 62 93 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 1.28% 1.23%
As % of the System Software category 8.79% 16.29% 12.43%
Number of salaries quoted 57 79 89
Average salary £32,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.72% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £65,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £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
705 571 740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.91% 7.87% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 589 472 673
Average salary £33,264 £37,500 £37,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.29% +0.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,800 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 25 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 25 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 -34 40 £33,500 -12.98% 4
Cheshire 0 13 £27,000 -38.98% 2
Lancashire -11 3 £32,500 - 1
Merseyside -17 3 £51,250 +13.88%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 135 (97.83%) VMware
2 102 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (70.29%) Windows
3 97 (70.29%) Microsoft
4 76 (55.07%) MS Exchange
4 76 (55.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (53.62%) Active Directory
6 66 (47.83%) SAN
7 64 (46.38%) Citrix
8 62 (44.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 59 (42.75%) NetApp
10 57 (41.30%) HP
11 56 (40.58%) Cisco
12 51 (36.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 48 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 46 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 43 (31.16%) Hyper-V
15 43 (31.16%) XenApp
16 41 (29.71%) SQL Server
17 40 (28.99%) MS Excel
18 37 (26.81%) Firewall
19 36 (26.09%) SQL
19 36 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 34 (24.64%) WAN
21 33 (23.91%) LAN
21 33 (23.91%) EMC
21 33 (23.91%) ITIL
21 33 (23.91%) Windows 7
22 30 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
23 29 (21.01%) SQL Server 2008

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 76 (55.07%) MS Exchange
2 46 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (18.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (11.59%) IIS
7 15 (10.87%) SharePoint
8 8 (5.80%) Apache
9 6 (4.35%) Lync
10 5 (3.62%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (3.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.72%) K2 blackpearl
12 1 (0.72%) DNN
Applications
1 40 (28.99%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.70%) Office 365
2 11 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (4.35%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.90%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.72%) IaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (47.83%) SAN
2 37 (26.81%) Firewall
3 34 (24.64%) WAN
4 33 (23.91%) LAN
5 23 (16.67%) NAS
6 21 (15.22%) DNS
7 19 (13.77%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (13.04%) DHCP
9 17 (12.32%) Internet
9 17 (12.32%) NetScaler
10 13 (9.42%) iSCSI
11 12 (8.70%) VPN
12 11 (7.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (5.80%) VLAN
14 7 (5.07%) TCP/IP
15 6 (4.35%) IPsec
15 6 (4.35%) Unified Communications
16 5 (3.62%) ADSL
16 5 (3.62%) VoIP
17 4 (2.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (29.71%) SQL Server
2 29 (21.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (6.52%) MySQL
5 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.72%) MS Access
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (7.97%) Finance
2 4 (2.90%) Retail
3 2 (1.45%) Back Office
4 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (21.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (10.87%) Analyst
3 13 (9.42%) Architect
4 11 (7.97%) Consultant
4 11 (7.97%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.97%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (7.97%) IT Support
5 9 (6.52%) Citrix Engineer
6 7 (5.07%) Administrator
6 7 (5.07%) Service Analyst
6 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (5.07%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 7 (5.07%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.62%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.97%) Web Services
2 5 (3.62%) HTML
2 5 (3.62%) CSS
3 1 (0.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.72%) jQuery
3 1 (0.72%) HTML5
3 1 (0.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.25%) CLARiiON
2 9 (6.52%) Thin Client
2 9 (6.52%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.80%) Clustering
3 8 (5.80%) EqualLogic
4 4 (2.90%) FlexPod
4 4 (2.90%) Celerra
5 3 (2.17%) Replication
5 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.72%) HACMP
7 1 (0.72%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.72%) HP Superdome
7 1 (0.72%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 97 (70.29%) Windows
2 76 (55.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (44.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (36.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (23.91%) Windows 7
6 28 (20.29%) Windows XP
7 27 (19.57%) Linux
8 18 (13.04%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.07%) AIX
9 7 (5.07%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (3.62%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.90%) Debian
12 2 (1.45%) UNIX
13 1 (0.72%) HPUX
13 1 (0.72%) Solaris
13 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.72%) Android
13 1 (0.72%) Tru64
13 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.91%) ITIL
2 13 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (9.42%) Migration
3 12 (8.70%) Change Management
3 12 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 11 (7.97%) Project Management
5 10 (7.25%) Load Balancing
6 9 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (6.52%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.80%) Business Development
7 8 (5.80%) Use Case
8 7 (5.07%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.62%) PRINCE
9 5 (3.62%) Change Control
10 4 (2.90%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (2.90%) Risk Management
10 4 (2.90%) Project Planning
10 4 (2.90%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.17%) Business Continuity
11 3 (2.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.09%) SQL
2 9 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.35%) C
4 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.90%) Perl
5 4 (2.90%) VBScript
5 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.72%) C#
6 1 (0.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 48 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 24 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (16.67%) CCNA
5 22 (15.94%) MCTS
6 20 (14.49%) Citrix Certification
7 19 (13.77%) MCSE
8 17 (12.32%) Degree
8 17 (12.32%) NCDA
9 14 (10.14%) CCA
10 12 (8.70%) MCSA
11 11 (7.97%) MCITP
12 7 (5.07%) CCEE
12 7 (5.07%) CCIA
13 6 (4.35%) NCIE
13 6 (4.35%) MCP
14 5 (3.62%) A+ Certification
15 4 (2.90%) HP AIS
15 4 (2.90%) VCAP
15 4 (2.90%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 102 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (53.62%) Active Directory
3 43 (31.16%) Hyper-V
3 43 (31.16%) XenApp
4 28 (20.29%) XenDesktop
5 23 (16.67%) vCloud
6 16 (11.59%) XenServer
7 12 (8.70%) VMware ESX
8 6 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (3.62%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.90%) Squid
10 4 (2.90%) Xen
11 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.17%) NFS
11 3 (2.17%) MetaFrame
11 3 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.45%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (17.39%) SCCM
2 12 (8.70%) SCOM
3 7 (5.07%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.35%) Nagios
5 4 (2.90%) WSUS
5 4 (2.90%) Cacti
5 4 (2.90%) OpenNMS
5 4 (2.90%) Puppet
5 4 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.45%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.72%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.72%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 135 (97.83%) VMware
2 97 (70.29%) Microsoft
3 64 (46.38%) Citrix
4 59 (42.75%) NetApp
5 57 (41.30%) HP
6 56 (40.58%) Cisco
7 33 (23.91%) EMC
8 14 (10.14%) Dell
9 11 (7.97%) Oracle
10 9 (6.52%) Veeam
10 9 (6.52%) 3PAR
11 8 (5.80%) Symantec
11 8 (5.80%) BMC
12 7 (5.07%) Fortinet
13 6 (4.35%) IBM
14 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
14 5 (3.62%) Brocade
14 5 (3.62%) ProCurve
15 4 (2.90%) Acronis
15 4 (2.90%) CheckPoint
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