Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 298 246 270
Rank change year-on-year -52 +24 -7
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 76 121 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.98% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 5.03% 8.79% 7.00%
Number of salaries quoted 77 113 94
North West median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £24,600 £31,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £62,275
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 1512 1376 1386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.41% 11.19% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1169 1043
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £20,050
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -27 64 £43,000 +1.18% 4
Cheshire -44 6 £27,500 -23.61% 2
Lancashire -5 5 £22,000 -40.94%
Merseyside +12 1 £31,000 -11.43% 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing vSphere 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 vSphere.

1 48 (63.16%) VMware
2 46 (60.53%) Windows
3 35 (46.05%) Active Directory
4 33 (43.42%) Microsoft
4 33 (43.42%) DHCP
4 33 (43.42%) DNS
5 32 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (39.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (36.84%) ITIL
7 28 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (35.53%) Linux
8 27 (35.53%) Cisco
8 27 (35.53%) Office 365
9 25 (32.89%) TCP/IP
10 24 (31.58%) LAN
10 24 (31.58%) WAN
10 24 (31.58%) SAN
11 23 (30.26%) SQL
11 23 (30.26%) Hyper-V
12 21 (27.63%) MCSE
12 21 (27.63%) Terminal Services
12 21 (27.63%) DevOps
13 20 (26.32%) Windows Server
13 20 (26.32%) Bash Shell
13 20 (26.32%) Web Services
13 20 (26.32%) Python
14 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
15 18 (23.68%) Opscode Chef

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 18 (23.68%) CloudStack
1 18 (23.68%) OpenStack
1 18 (23.68%) SharePoint
2 17 (22.37%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (11.84%) MS Exchange
4 6 (7.89%) Skype for Business
5 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.26%) IBM Notes
6 4 (5.26%) WordPress
7 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (35.53%) Office 365
2 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (43.42%) DHCP
1 33 (43.42%) DNS
2 25 (32.89%) TCP/IP
3 24 (31.58%) LAN
3 24 (31.58%) SAN
3 24 (31.58%) WAN
4 8 (10.53%) Firewall
5 6 (7.89%) VLAN
6 4 (5.26%) Skype
7 3 (3.95%) MPLS
7 3 (3.95%) Network Security
8 2 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.63%) VPN
9 1 (1.32%) Internet
9 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.26%) JIRA
1 4 (5.26%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Support Engineer
2 20 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 18 (23.68%) Platform Engineer
5 17 (22.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 16 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 14 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) IT Support
9 5 (6.58%) Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) IT Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
10 4 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Network Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) Web Services
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.58%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.32%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (60.53%) Windows
2 30 (39.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (35.53%) Linux
4 20 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 18 (23.68%) Unix
6 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (9.21%) Windows 7
8 6 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (7.89%) Windows 10
9 5 (6.58%) Mac OS
9 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.32%) Debian
12 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.84%) ITIL
2 21 (27.63%) DevOps
3 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (23.68%) Configuration Management
4 18 (23.68%) DSDM
4 18 (23.68%) RUP
4 18 (23.68%) Scrum
5 9 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.26%) Change Control
6 4 (5.26%) Hardware Maintenance
6 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.95%) Runbook
8 2 (2.63%) Compliance Management
8 2 (2.63%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (2.63%) High Availability
8 2 (2.63%) Presales
8 2 (2.63%) Service Delivery Management
8 2 (2.63%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.26%) SQL
2 20 (26.32%) Bash Shell
2 20 (26.32%) Python
3 18 (23.68%) Ruby
3 18 (23.68%) Shell Script
4 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.26%) VB
5 4 (5.26%) VBScript
6 2 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (27.63%) MCSE
3 16 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (7.89%) CCNA
4 6 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (7.89%) MCSA
5 4 (5.26%) CCA
5 4 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (5.26%) MCP
5 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.26%) VCP5
6 3 (3.95%) Degree
6 3 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.63%) MCITP
8 1 (1.32%) ACSP
8 1 (1.32%) HP AIS
8 1 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 35 (46.05%) Active Directory
2 32 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (30.26%) Hyper-V
4 21 (27.63%) Terminal Services
5 19 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (23.68%) Xen
6 18 (23.68%) XenServer
7 8 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (9.21%) XenApp
9 4 (5.26%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.32%) Docker
10 1 (1.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (23.68%) Cobbler
1 18 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (23.68%) Puppet
1 18 (23.68%) Tivoli
2 4 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (3.95%) SCCM
3 3 (3.95%) WSUS
4 2 (2.63%) Ansible
4 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.63%) Rundeck
4 2 (2.63%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (63.16%) VMware
2 33 (43.42%) Microsoft
3 27 (35.53%) Cisco
4 18 (23.68%) EnterpriseDB
4 18 (23.68%) Oracle
5 13 (17.11%) Citrix
6 11 (14.47%) HP
7 9 (11.84%) EMC
8 4 (5.26%) Dell
8 4 (5.26%) Lotus
9 3 (3.95%) Sage
10 2 (2.63%) Juniper
10 2 (2.63%) NetApp
10 2 (2.63%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.32%) Apple
11 1 (1.32%) IBM
11 1 (1.32%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.32%) Sophos