The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing VMS 3 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.28% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.40% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Median salary £42,500 - -
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £31,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.23% -33.15%  

VMS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 215 318 388
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.82% 24.20% 22.39%
Number of salaries quoted 153 282 323
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing VMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in Cheshire

VMS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMS in Cheshire.

Salary trend for VMS in Cheshire

VMS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 2 £42,500 -
VMS
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VMS.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) DMZ
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (25.00%) PMO
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow Management
3 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Peoplefluent
3 1 (25.00%) NetScaler

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DMZ
2 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) Project Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Peoplefluent