The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 25 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 7 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.57% 2.06% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 46.67% 26.09% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 2
Average salary £26,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
System Software Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
15 23 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.65% 7.90% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13 17 21
Average salary £26,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

vSphere
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Northern Ireland region.

vSphere Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

vSphere
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +14 7 £26,500 -24.28%
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) DHCP
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 15 (100.00%) DNS
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) NetBackup
2 13 (86.67%) Backup Exec
2 13 (86.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (86.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (86.67%) ITIL
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (66.67%) Clustering
4 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (66.67%) Capacity Management
5 9 (60.00%) SAN
5 9 (60.00%) Firewall
6 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (53.33%) HP
6 8 (53.33%) LAN
7 7 (46.67%) IIS
7 7 (46.67%) Veritas
7 7 (46.67%) Symantec
7 7 (46.67%) Sophos
7 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (46.67%) NAS
7 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
7 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 7 (46.67%) IIS
2 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) DHCP
1 15 (100.00%) DNS
2 9 (60.00%) SAN
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) LAN
4 7 (46.67%) NAS
5 6 (40.00%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (40.00%) WAN
5 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) VPN
5 6 (40.00%) VLAN
5 6 (40.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (40.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) SQL DBA
2 6 (40.00%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Clustering
2 6 (40.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (13.33%) UNIX
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 10 (66.67%) Capacity Management
3 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (46.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL V3
4 6 (40.00%) Database Tuning
4 6 (40.00%) Migration
4 6 (40.00%) Project Management
4 6 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (26.67%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) MCTS
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (46.67%) VMware ESX
4 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (13.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (86.67%) NetBackup
1 13 (86.67%) Backup Exec
2 6 (40.00%) SCOM
3 4 (26.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (13.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) HP
3 7 (46.67%) Veritas
3 7 (46.67%) Symantec
3 7 (46.67%) Sophos
4 6 (40.00%) NetApp
4 6 (40.00%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) Compaq
6 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint