Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 275 313
Rank change year-on-year +36 +38 -51
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 63 77 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.72% 0.73% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 4.44% 4.28% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47 67 64
North West median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% -8.14% +4.24%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,350 £22,900
90th Percentile £72,660 £50,000 £60,000
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 1,419 1,798 1,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.29% 17.00% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,161 1,518 1,227
North West median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +17.33% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 +26 34 £43,000 +14.67% 9
Cheshire +20 17 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Lancashire - 12 £55,000 - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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 63 (100.00%) VMware
2 60 (95.24%) Windows
3 58 (92.06%) Active Directory
4 36 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 32 (50.79%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (50.79%) DNS
5 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
6 31 (49.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (47.62%) Linux
8 25 (39.68%) DHCP
8 25 (39.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (38.10%) Firewall
10 23 (36.51%) Azure
11 21 (33.33%) Office 365
12 20 (31.75%) DevOps
12 20 (31.75%) Hyper-V
13 19 (30.16%) Cisco
14 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (26.98%) Windows 7
15 17 (26.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 16 (25.40%) Data Centre
16 16 (25.40%) Mentoring
16 16 (25.40%) Docker
16 16 (25.40%) Puppet
17 15 (23.81%) Jenkins
17 15 (23.81%) Virtual Machines
17 15 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (23.81%) Git (software)
17 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (23.81%) TCP/IP

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 14 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (14.29%) Apache
4 8 (12.70%) WebSphere
5 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
6 4 (6.35%) IIS
7 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 23 (36.51%) Azure
2 21 (33.33%) Office 365
3 10 (15.87%) AWS
4 4 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (50.79%) DNS
2 25 (39.68%) DHCP
3 24 (38.10%) Firewall
4 15 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 14 (22.22%) SAN
6 13 (20.63%) NetScaler
7 11 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (17.46%) VLAN
8 9 (14.29%) SMTP
9 7 (11.11%) LAN
10 5 (7.94%) WAN
11 4 (6.35%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (6.35%) VSAN
12 3 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (4.76%) Wireless
13 2 (3.17%) HSRP
13 2 (3.17%) SSL
13 2 (3.17%) VoIP
13 2 (3.17%) WLAN
14 1 (1.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) MySQL
2 9 (14.29%) MariaDB
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) Ingres
3 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Git (software)
1 15 (23.81%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.52%) Artifactory
2 6 (9.52%) GitLab
2 6 (9.52%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.59%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Citrix Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Site Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Azure Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Data Centre Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Data Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) Web Services
2 9 (14.29%) LAMP
2 9 (14.29%) LDAP
3 1 (1.59%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.70%) EMC VNX
3 6 (9.52%) Clustering
3 6 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (7.94%) Wiki
5 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.17%) Social Network
7 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.59%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.59%) Replication
7 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (95.24%) Windows
2 36 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 30 (47.62%) Linux
4 25 (39.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (26.98%) Windows 7
6 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (19.05%) Windows 10
8 10 (15.87%) Windows 8
9 9 (14.29%) CentOS
10 6 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (4.76%) SUSE
11 3 (4.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (4.76%) Unix
12 1 (1.59%) Android
12 1 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) DevOps
2 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (25.40%) Mentoring
5 15 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (20.63%) High Availability
6 13 (20.63%) Migration
7 12 (19.05%) ITIL
8 9 (14.29%) Data Science
8 9 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
8 9 (14.29%) Server Building
9 6 (9.52%) Coaching
9 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
9 6 (9.52%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.52%) Systems Engineering
10 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (6.35%) IT Strategy
11 4 (6.35%) Server Management
12 3 (4.76%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 9 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.52%) MCSE
3 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.17%) CCNA
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.59%) MCP
5 1 (1.59%) MCTS
5 1 (1.59%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) GDPR
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 58 (92.06%) Active Directory
2 32 (50.79%) VMware ESXi
3 31 (49.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (31.75%) Hyper-V
5 16 (25.40%) Docker
6 15 (23.81%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (20.63%) XenApp
7 13 (20.63%) XenDesktop
8 9 (14.29%) NFS
8 9 (14.29%) Samba
9 8 (12.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (7.94%) Terminal Services
11 4 (6.35%) VMware NSX
12 2 (3.17%) DFS Replication
12 2 (3.17%) VMware Server
13 1 (1.59%) vCloud
13 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (25.40%) Puppet
2 10 (15.87%) Nagios
2 10 (15.87%) XenMobile
3 9 (14.29%) Cacti
3 9 (14.29%) Galera Cluster
3 9 (14.29%) HAProxy
4 7 (11.11%) Kubernetes
4 7 (11.11%) SCCM
4 7 (11.11%) Terraform
5 6 (9.52%) Ansible
5 6 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (9.52%) vCenter Server
6 5 (7.94%) WSUS
7 4 (6.35%) SCOM
8 3 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (4.76%) vRealize
9 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (3.17%) NetApp OnCommand
9 2 (3.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 63 (100.00%) VMware
2 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
3 19 (30.16%) Cisco
4 13 (20.63%) Citrix
5 12 (19.05%) EMC
6 8 (12.70%) Actuate
6 8 (12.70%) IBM
7 7 (11.11%) NetApp
8 6 (9.52%) Dynatrace
8 6 (9.52%) McAfee
8 6 (9.52%) Oracle
8 6 (9.52%) ServiceNow
9 5 (7.94%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.76%) SonicWALL
11 2 (3.17%) Veeam
12 1 (1.59%) Bomgar
12 1 (1.59%) Dell
12 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.59%) Ivanti
12 1 (1.59%) Sophos