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

VMware vSphere
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 276 241 270
Rank change year-on-year -35 +29 -16
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 90 110 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.90% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 5.93% 8.38% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 89 103 97
North West median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +13.33% +12.78%
10th Percentile £28,350 £31,250 £22,900
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,200 £63,430
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -

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 1517 1312 1389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.89% 10.78% 10.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1261 1101 1057
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,450
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 October 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 October 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 -7 81 £44,500 +4.71% 4
Lancashire -1 5 £22,000 -45.00%
Cheshire -33 3 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Merseyside +1 1 £31,000 -4.62%
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 52 (57.78%) VMware
2 51 (56.67%) Windows
3 37 (41.11%) Active Directory
3 37 (41.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (35.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (35.56%) Linux
4 32 (35.56%) ITIL
5 30 (33.33%) DHCP
5 30 (33.33%) DNS
6 29 (32.22%) Microsoft
7 26 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (28.89%) DevOps
8 25 (27.78%) Office 365
8 25 (27.78%) Bash Shell
8 25 (27.78%) Cisco
8 25 (27.78%) Python
8 25 (27.78%) SQL
9 24 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (26.67%) Windows Server
10 23 (25.56%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (25.56%) XenServer
10 23 (25.56%) EnterpriseDB
10 23 (25.56%) Puppet
10 23 (25.56%) OpenStack
10 23 (25.56%) Cobbler
10 23 (25.56%) CloudStack
10 23 (25.56%) Oracle
10 23 (25.56%) RUP
10 23 (25.56%) Unix
10 23 (25.56%) DSDM

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 23 (25.56%) CloudStack
1 23 (25.56%) OpenStack
2 15 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 15 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 14 (15.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (10.00%) Skype for Business
5 7 (7.78%) IBM Notes
5 7 (7.78%) IIS
6 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.44%) WordPress
8 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (27.78%) Office 365
2 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.44%) GitHub
5 1 (1.11%) IaaS
5 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (33.33%) DHCP
1 30 (33.33%) DNS
2 21 (23.33%) TCP/IP
3 20 (22.22%) LAN
3 20 (22.22%) SAN
3 20 (22.22%) WAN
4 9 (10.00%) Firewall
5 7 (7.78%) Skype
6 6 (6.67%) VLAN
7 4 (4.44%) MPLS
8 3 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (3.33%) Network Security
9 2 (2.22%) VPN
10 1 (1.11%) Internet
10 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.11%) LDAP
10 1 (1.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.22%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.44%) JIRA
1 4 (4.44%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (4.44%) Finance
1 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.11%) Billing
3 1 (1.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (25.56%) Platform Engineer
3 21 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 16 (17.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (14.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (10.00%) Backup Engineer
8 9 (10.00%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Administrator
9 6 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (5.56%) IT Support
11 4 (4.44%) Analyst
11 4 (4.44%) Citrix Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Citrix Specialist
11 4 (4.44%) Data Centre Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Data Centre Specialist
11 4 (4.44%) Network Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.11%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 51 (56.67%) Windows
2 32 (35.56%) Linux
2 32 (35.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 23 (25.56%) Unix
5 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.89%) Windows 10
6 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.78%) Windows 7
8 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (5.56%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.11%) Debian
11 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.56%) ITIL
2 26 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.89%) DevOps
3 24 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (25.56%) Configuration Management
4 23 (25.56%) DSDM
4 23 (25.56%) RUP
4 23 (25.56%) Scrum
5 13 (14.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.78%) Change Control
6 7 (7.78%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.44%) Hardware Maintenance
8 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 3 (3.33%) Business Continuity
9 3 (3.33%) Compliance Management
9 3 (3.33%) Runbook
9 3 (3.33%) Service Delivery Management
10 2 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (2.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.78%) Bash Shell
1 25 (27.78%) Python
1 25 (27.78%) SQL
2 23 (25.56%) Ruby
2 23 (25.56%) Shell Script
3 16 (17.78%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.78%) VB
4 7 (7.78%) VBScript
5 2 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (17.78%) MCSE
3 13 (14.44%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (7.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (6.67%) CCNA
5 6 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.67%) MCSA
6 4 (4.44%) CCA
6 4 (4.44%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (4.44%) Degree
6 4 (4.44%) MCP
6 4 (4.44%) VCP5
7 2 (2.22%) MCITP
8 1 (1.11%) ACSP
8 1 (1.11%) HP AIS
8 1 (1.11%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.11%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (41.11%) Active Directory
1 37 (41.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (25.56%) Xen
2 23 (25.56%) XenServer
3 20 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 16 (17.78%) Terminal Services
5 14 (15.56%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (7.78%) XenApp
8 4 (4.44%) VMware NSX
8 4 (4.44%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.11%) Docker
9 1 (1.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (25.56%) Cobbler
1 23 (25.56%) Opscode Chef
1 23 (25.56%) Puppet
1 23 (25.56%) Tivoli
2 9 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (4.44%) SCOM
3 4 (4.44%) vRealize
3 4 (4.44%) WSUS
4 3 (3.33%) SCCM
4 3 (3.33%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.22%) Ansible
5 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.22%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (57.78%) VMware
2 29 (32.22%) Microsoft
3 25 (27.78%) Cisco
4 23 (25.56%) EnterpriseDB
4 23 (25.56%) Oracle
5 16 (17.78%) Citrix
6 15 (16.67%) HP
7 14 (15.56%) EMC
8 7 (7.78%) Lotus
9 4 (4.44%) Dell
9 4 (4.44%) NetApp
9 4 (4.44%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (4.44%) Veeam
10 3 (3.33%) Juniper
11 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.11%) Apple
12 1 (1.11%) IBM
12 1 (1.11%) ProCurve
12 1 (1.11%) Sophos
12 1 (1.11%) Symantec