The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 268 225 -
Rank change year-on-year -43 -  
Permanent jobs citing VMS 1 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.015% 0.053% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.062% 0.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Median salary - £25,182 -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -33.33%  

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1612 1254 1470
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 23.62% 22.27% 23.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1333 1040 1218
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

VMS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for VMS in the North West

VMS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Manchester -31 1 - -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 North West region with a requirement for VMS.

1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) DMZ
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (25.00%) Data Entry

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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%) Back Office
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%) Programme Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
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%) Data Entry
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
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