Period
to 22 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 253 270
Rank change year-on-year -49 +17 -12
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 64 118 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.95% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 4.18% 7.96% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 63 106 73
North West median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +13.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £25,950 £27,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,000 £70,000 £57,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,530 1,483 1,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.96% 11.98% 11.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,235 1,205 1,051
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £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 22 February 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 February 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 -23 44 £43,000 +1.18% 12
Cheshire -62 11 £50,000 +38.89% 6
Lancashire -2 9 £28,500 -23.49% 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 55 (85.94%) VMware
2 54 (84.38%) Windows
3 43 (67.19%) Active Directory
4 38 (59.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (59.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (56.25%) Microsoft
6 35 (54.69%) DNS
7 31 (48.44%) Office 365
8 30 (46.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (46.88%) DHCP
9 29 (45.31%) SAN
10 28 (43.75%) MCSE
11 27 (42.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (39.06%) Hyper-V
13 24 (37.50%) Windows Server
13 24 (37.50%) WAN
13 24 (37.50%) LAN
13 24 (37.50%) Terminal Services
14 23 (35.94%) TCP/IP
15 21 (32.81%) SharePoint
15 21 (32.81%) ITIL
16 20 (31.25%) Web Services
16 20 (31.25%) Cisco
17 19 (29.69%) SQL
17 19 (29.69%) Virtual Machines
18 18 (28.13%) SharePoint 2013
19 15 (23.44%) Linux
20 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
20 13 (20.31%) ITIL Certification
21 11 (17.19%) DevOps

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 (32.81%) SharePoint
2 18 (28.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (12.50%) IIS
4 7 (10.94%) MS Exchange
5 6 (9.38%) CloudStack
5 6 (9.38%) OpenStack
6 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.69%) Skype for Business
8 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.56%) CMS
9 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 31 (48.44%) Office 365
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (54.69%) DNS
2 30 (46.88%) DHCP
3 29 (45.31%) SAN
4 24 (37.50%) LAN
4 24 (37.50%) WAN
5 23 (35.94%) TCP/IP
6 8 (12.50%) Firewall
7 5 (7.81%) Network Security
7 5 (7.81%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (7.81%) VLAN
8 2 (3.13%) Internet
8 2 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.56%) FTP
9 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.56%) MPLS
9 1 (1.56%) NAS
9 1 (1.56%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.56%) PBX
9 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Local Government
2 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Games
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 23 (35.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 19 (29.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 19 (29.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) IT Support
6 6 (9.38%) Platform Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) IT Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Support
7 5 (7.81%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (6.25%) Administrator
8 4 (6.25%) Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Project Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.25%) Web Services
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.13%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) PKI
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (84.38%) Windows
2 38 (59.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (42.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 15 (23.44%) Linux
6 7 (10.94%) Windows 7
7 6 (9.38%) Unix
8 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (6.25%) Windows 10
9 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.56%) Debian
10 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.56%) Solaris
10 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) ITIL
2 11 (17.19%) DevOps
3 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.50%) High Availability
5 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
6 6 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (9.38%) DSDM
6 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.38%) RUP
6 6 (9.38%) Scrum
7 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (7.81%) Runbook
8 4 (6.25%) Coaching
8 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.69%) Process Improvement
9 3 (4.69%) Security Hardening
9 3 (4.69%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) SQL
2 11 (17.19%) PowerShell
3 9 (14.06%) Python
4 7 (10.94%) Bash Shell
5 6 (9.38%) Ruby
5 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.69%) Java
7 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (46.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (43.75%) MCSE
3 13 (20.31%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (7.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (6.25%) CCNA
5 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.25%) MCP
5 4 (6.25%) MCTS
6 3 (4.69%) CCA
6 3 (4.69%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.13%) Degree
7 2 (3.13%) MCSA
7 2 (3.13%) VCP5
8 1 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.56%) HND
System Software
1 43 (67.19%) Active Directory
2 38 (59.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (39.06%) Hyper-V
4 24 (37.50%) Terminal Services
5 19 (29.69%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (14.06%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (9.38%) Xen
7 6 (9.38%) XenApp
7 6 (9.38%) XenServer
8 4 (6.25%) Docker
9 3 (4.69%) XenDesktop
10 2 (3.13%) BitLocker
10 2 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Cobbler
1 6 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (9.38%) Puppet
1 6 (9.38%) SCCM
1 6 (9.38%) Tivoli
2 5 (7.81%) SCOM
3 4 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (6.25%) WSUS
4 3 (4.69%) Ansible
4 3 (4.69%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.13%) Rundeck
5 2 (3.13%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.56%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.56%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (85.94%) VMware
2 36 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 20 (31.25%) Cisco
4 7 (10.94%) Citrix
4 7 (10.94%) Oracle
5 6 (9.38%) EnterpriseDB
6 4 (6.25%) HP
6 4 (6.25%) McAfee
6 4 (6.25%) Sage
7 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.69%) Veeam
8 2 (3.13%) Avaya
8 2 (3.13%) Dell
8 2 (3.13%) EMC
8 2 (3.13%) F5
8 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.56%) arcserve
9 1 (1.56%) IBM
9 1 (1.56%) Sophos
9 1 (1.56%) Symantec