The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 32 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.20% 1.02% 3.45%
As % of the System Software category 28.57% 12.50% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Average salary £32,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.77%
vSphere
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston region.

System Software Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
7 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 4.22% 8.16% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 3
Average salary £32,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £34,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,200 £30,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

vSphere
Salary Trend in Preston

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Preston

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) PBX
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Nortel
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Avaya
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Terminal Services
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) HP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) PBX
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Nortel
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Avaya
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Draytek