Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 260 268
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 +10
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 88 103 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 0.79% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 4.84% 6.81% 7.49%
Number of salaries quoted 73 101 89
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £31,400 £29,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +9.41%

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following 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 system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,817 1,513 1,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.32% 11.53% 10.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,478 1,273 1,003
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,000 £21,300
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the North West

vSphere
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for vSphere in the North West

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the North West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the North West

vSphere
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 vSphere within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 65 £43,000 -0.58% 14
Cheshire +14 14 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Lancashire +14 6 £33,750 +50.00%
Merseyside +16 2 £57,500 +51.32%
Cumbria - 1 £42,500 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 73 (82.95%) Windows
2 68 (77.27%) VMware
3 54 (61.36%) Microsoft
4 53 (60.23%) Active Directory
5 44 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 41 (46.59%) SQL Server
7 38 (43.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (40.91%) DNS
8 36 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (40.91%) Windows Server
9 34 (38.64%) MCSE
10 33 (37.50%) Linux
10 33 (37.50%) TCP/IP
11 29 (32.95%) DHCP
12 28 (31.82%) PowerShell
13 27 (30.68%) SQL
14 26 (29.55%) Firewall
15 25 (28.41%) SAN
15 25 (28.41%) VMware ESXi
15 25 (28.41%) Office 365
16 22 (25.00%) ITIL
17 21 (23.86%) SharePoint
17 21 (23.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 20 (22.73%) Python
19 19 (21.59%) Scrum
19 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (21.59%) Windows 10
20 18 (20.45%) Hyper-V
20 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (20.45%) Puppet

vSphere
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:

Application Platforms
1 21 (23.86%) SharePoint
2 16 (18.18%) IIS
3 10 (11.36%) Apache Pig
4 9 (10.23%) MS Exchange
4 9 (10.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (7.95%) CloudStack
5 7 (7.95%) Confluence
5 7 (7.95%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.14%) Alfresco
8 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.14%) JBoss
8 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (28.41%) Office 365
2 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (40.91%) DNS
2 33 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 29 (32.95%) DHCP
4 26 (29.55%) Firewall
5 25 (28.41%) SAN
6 17 (19.32%) WAN
7 16 (18.18%) HTTP
7 16 (18.18%) LAN
8 10 (11.36%) SSL
9 8 (9.09%) VSAN
10 6 (6.82%) FTP
10 6 (6.82%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (6.82%) SMTP
10 6 (6.82%) SSH
10 6 (6.82%) VLAN
11 5 (5.68%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (4.55%) Internet
12 4 (4.55%) Network Security
12 4 (4.55%) VPN
13 3 (3.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (46.59%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.32%) MySQL
3 14 (15.91%) Big Data
4 10 (11.36%) Apache Hive
4 10 (11.36%) Hadoop
5 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (19.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 17 (19.32%) JIRA
2 11 (12.50%) Selenium
3 10 (11.36%) Bitbucket
3 10 (11.36%) CodeSonar
3 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.36%) git-flow
3 10 (11.36%) Robot Framework
4 7 (7.95%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.14%) NUnit
5 1 (1.14%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.82%) Back Office
4 4 (4.55%) Electronics
4 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.41%) Marketing
6 2 (2.27%) Legal
7 1 (1.14%) Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Games
7 1 (1.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 20 (22.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (19.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (11.36%) C# Software Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) C++ Software Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Java Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Java Software Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Software Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) IT Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
8 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.95%) IT Support
8 7 (7.95%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Project Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.45%) .NET
2 13 (14.77%) Web Services
3 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 10 (11.36%) .NET Framework
4 10 (11.36%) Django
4 10 (11.36%) Java EE
4 10 (11.36%) LAMP
4 10 (11.36%) Node.js
4 10 (11.36%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (11.36%) REST
4 10 (11.36%) SOAP
4 10 (11.36%) Spring MVC
4 10 (11.36%) STL
5 1 (1.14%) HTML
5 1 (1.14%) HTML5
5 1 (1.14%) jQuery
5 1 (1.14%) RESTful
5 1 (1.14%) WCF
5 1 (1.14%) XML
5 1 (1.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.55%) Replication
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) Clustering
4 3 (3.41%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) PKI
6 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (82.95%) Windows
2 36 (40.91%) Windows Server
2 36 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (37.50%) Linux
4 19 (21.59%) Windows 10
4 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 10 (11.36%) Android
6 10 (11.36%) Apple iOS
6 10 (11.36%) Mac OS X
7 9 (10.23%) CentOS
7 9 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.41%) Unix
8 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.00%) ITIL
2 21 (23.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (21.59%) Scrum
4 13 (14.77%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (14.77%) DevOps
5 11 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.50%) Migration
5 11 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 10 (11.36%) API Design
6 10 (11.36%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (11.36%) Kanban
6 10 (11.36%) Multithreading
6 10 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (11.36%) Reverse Engineering
6 10 (11.36%) Software Engineering
6 10 (11.36%) User Stories
7 9 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
8 8 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 8 (9.09%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 27 (30.68%) SQL
3 20 (22.73%) Python
4 13 (14.77%) Bash Shell
4 13 (14.77%) C
5 11 (12.50%) C#
5 11 (12.50%) Java
6 10 (11.36%) C++
6 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
6 10 (11.36%) Objective-C
6 10 (11.36%) PHP
6 10 (11.36%) Ruby
7 3 (3.41%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.27%) Perl
9 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 38 (43.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (38.64%) MCSE
3 17 (19.32%) CCNA
3 17 (19.32%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (17.05%) Security Cleared
5 13 (14.77%) DV Cleared
6 10 (11.36%) CISSP
6 10 (11.36%) CompTIA Security+
6 10 (11.36%) GIAC
6 10 (11.36%) Linux+ Certification
6 10 (11.36%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (11.36%) SANS
6 10 (11.36%) SSCP
6 10 (11.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (10.23%) Degree
8 6 (6.82%) MCTS
9 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
10 3 (3.41%) MCSA
11 2 (2.27%) VCP6
12 1 (1.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (60.23%) Active Directory
2 44 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (28.41%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (20.45%) Hyper-V
5 14 (15.91%) Terminal Services
6 10 (11.36%) Docker
7 9 (10.23%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (10.23%) XenApp
7 9 (10.23%) XenDesktop
8 8 (9.09%) VMware NSX
9 7 (7.95%) Xen
9 7 (7.95%) XenServer
10 3 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (2.27%) BitLocker
11 2 (2.27%) Corosync
11 2 (2.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (20.45%) Puppet
2 15 (17.05%) SCCM
3 11 (12.50%) WSUS
4 10 (11.36%) Salt
5 8 (9.09%) vCenter Server
6 7 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (6.82%) Ansible
7 6 (6.82%) SCOM
8 5 (5.68%) SCOrch
9 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (2.27%) Backup Exec
10 2 (2.27%) Cobbler
10 2 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (2.27%) HAProxy
10 2 (2.27%) Icinga
10 2 (2.27%) Nagios
10 2 (2.27%) Opsview
10 2 (2.27%) Pacemaker
10 2 (2.27%) vRealize
10 2 (2.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 68 (77.27%) VMware
2 54 (61.36%) Microsoft
3 16 (18.18%) Cisco
4 11 (12.50%) Citrix
5 9 (10.23%) Red Hat
6 8 (9.09%) Oracle
7 7 (7.95%) Atlassian
8 6 (6.82%) Google
8 6 (6.82%) Veeam
9 4 (4.55%) NetApp
10 3 (3.41%) EMC
10 3 (3.41%) SAP
11 2 (2.27%) ArcSight
11 2 (2.27%) Brocade
11 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.27%) Dell
11 2 (2.27%) F5
11 2 (2.27%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (2.27%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.14%) Zerto