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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 27 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.91% 2.31% 2.36%
As % of the System Software category 23.08% 30.00% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 3
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +27.45%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
13 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 8.28% 7.69% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 19
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £32,500 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £39,750 £37,123
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Preston region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Preston

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) WatchGuard
2 2 (66.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) PBX
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) WatchGuard
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Nortel
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya