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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 190 207
Rank change year-on-year -27 +17  
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 58 47 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.86% 0.84% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 7.80% 7.89% 7.91%
Number of salaries quoted 57 46 48
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

vSphere is in the system software 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 system software skills.

System Software Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 744 596 645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 11.02% 10.65% 10.12%
Number of salaries quoted 639 494 512
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,150
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing vSphere as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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 -13 49 £44,000 +3.52% 3
Merseyside -9 5 £31,000 -3.12% 1
Cheshire -27 3 £40,000 +3.22% 2
Lancashire - 1 £32,500 - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 68 (62.39%) VMware
2 65 (59.63%) Windows
3 52 (47.71%) Linux
4 50 (45.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 46 (42.20%) Active Directory
6 41 (37.61%) Windows Server
7 40 (36.70%) SQL
8 38 (34.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (33.03%) SQL Server
10 35 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (31.19%) Unix
12 33 (30.28%) Python
12 33 (30.28%) DevOps
12 33 (30.28%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (30.28%) Bash Shell
13 32 (29.36%) Oracle
14 30 (27.52%) XenServer
15 29 (26.61%) EnterpriseDB
15 29 (26.61%) Puppet
15 29 (26.61%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (26.61%) Xen
15 29 (26.61%) Opscode Chef
15 29 (26.61%) CloudStack
15 29 (26.61%) Cobbler
15 29 (26.61%) OpenStack
15 29 (26.61%) DSDM
15 29 (26.61%) RUP
15 29 (26.61%) Tivoli
15 29 (26.61%) Shell Script
15 29 (26.61%) Configuration Management

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 29 (26.61%) CloudStack
1 29 (26.61%) OpenStack
2 28 (25.69%) MS Exchange
3 16 (14.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (13.76%) IIS
5 12 (11.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (11.01%) Skype for Business
6 11 (10.09%) IBM Notes
7 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.67%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.92%) DNN
10 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.27%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (16.51%) Office 365
4 2 (1.83%) IaaS
4 2 (1.83%) SaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.18%) DNS
2 19 (17.43%) DHCP
3 17 (15.60%) Firewall
3 17 (15.60%) SAN
4 11 (10.09%) Skype
5 10 (9.17%) TCP/IP
6 9 (8.26%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (5.50%) LAN
7 6 (5.50%) WAN
8 4 (3.67%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (3.67%) VLAN
8 4 (3.67%) VoIP
9 3 (2.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.75%) MPLS
9 3 (2.75%) VPN
10 2 (1.83%) NAS
11 1 (0.92%) Internet
11 1 (0.92%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.92%) Wireless
11 1 (0.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (33.03%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.83%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (3.67%) Subversion
1 4 (3.67%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (8.26%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.75%) Legal
4 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.83%) Games
6 1 (0.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (35.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (30.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (22.94%) Platform Engineer
4 10 (9.17%) Administrator
4 10 (9.17%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (8.26%) Analyst
5 9 (8.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Backup Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Citrix Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (4.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.59%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Senior Server Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Server Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.67%) .NET
2 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.09%) Clustering
3 6 (5.50%) FlexPod
3 6 (5.50%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.75%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.83%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.92%) Blog
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) iPad
6 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (59.63%) Windows
2 52 (47.71%) Linux
3 41 (37.61%) Windows Server
4 38 (34.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (31.19%) Unix
6 33 (30.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (17.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (11.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (10.09%) Windows 10
9 11 (10.09%) Windows 7
10 7 (6.42%) CentOS
11 6 (5.50%) AIX
12 5 (4.59%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (4.59%) HPUX
12 5 (4.59%) Solaris
12 5 (4.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (3.67%) Mac OS
13 4 (3.67%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.28%) DevOps
3 29 (26.61%) Configuration Management
3 29 (26.61%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (26.61%) DSDM
3 29 (26.61%) RUP
3 29 (26.61%) Scrum
4 24 (22.02%) ITIL
5 17 (15.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (8.26%) Change Management
7 8 (7.34%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (6.42%) Change Control
8 7 (6.42%) High Availability
9 6 (5.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (5.50%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.50%) Virtual Environments
10 5 (4.59%) Presales
11 4 (3.67%) Business Continuity
11 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 4 (3.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.70%) SQL
2 33 (30.28%) Bash Shell
2 33 (30.28%) Python
3 29 (26.61%) Ruby
3 29 (26.61%) Shell Script
4 18 (16.51%) PowerShell
5 11 (10.09%) VB
5 11 (10.09%) VBScript
6 4 (3.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (10.09%) MCITP
3 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.26%) MCSA
5 8 (7.34%) CCNA
5 8 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.42%) NCDA
7 5 (4.59%) Degree
7 5 (4.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.75%) CCA
8 3 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.75%) VCP5
9 1 (0.92%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.92%) MCSE
9 1 (0.92%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 50 (45.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (42.20%) Active Directory
3 30 (27.52%) XenServer
4 29 (26.61%) Xen
5 11 (10.09%) XenApp
6 9 (8.26%) Hyper-V
7 7 (6.42%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (5.50%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.92%) Firmware
11 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (26.61%) Cobbler
1 29 (26.61%) Opscode Chef
1 29 (26.61%) Puppet
1 29 (26.61%) Tivoli
2 8 (7.34%) Ansible
2 8 (7.34%) Backup Exec
2 8 (7.34%) Nagios
3 7 (6.42%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (6.42%) vCenter Server
4 5 (4.59%) vRealize
5 4 (3.67%) SCOM
5 4 (3.67%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (3.67%) Terraform
6 3 (2.75%) WSUS
7 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.83%) Rundeck
7 2 (1.83%) SCCM
8 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 68 (62.39%) VMware
2 32 (29.36%) Oracle
3 29 (26.61%) EnterpriseDB
4 27 (24.77%) HP
5 23 (21.10%) Cisco
5 23 (21.10%) Citrix
6 22 (20.18%) Microsoft
7 20 (18.35%) NetApp
8 13 (11.93%) EMC
9 12 (11.01%) IBM
10 11 (10.09%) Lotus
10 11 (10.09%) Red Hat
11 6 (5.50%) Dell
11 6 (5.50%) SolarWinds
12 5 (4.59%) Juniper
13 4 (3.67%) Nimble Storage
13 4 (3.67%) Sophos
13 4 (3.67%) Veeam
14 2 (1.83%) Palo Alto
14 2 (1.83%) Veritas
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