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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / North West
Rank 209 201 208
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7  
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 48 39 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.79% 0.69% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 7.62% 6.09% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 42 37 33
Median salary £45,000 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.62% +5.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £42,500 £44,900
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  

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 630 640 675
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.39% 11.33% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 491 532 528
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -25 28 £57,500 +55.40% 6
Merseyside +8 11 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Cheshire +19 6 £35,750 +10.00% 4
Lancashire -3 2 - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 78 (65.55%) Windows
2 71 (59.66%) VMware
3 65 (54.62%) SQL
4 58 (48.74%) Linux
4 58 (48.74%) Active Directory
5 48 (40.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (40.34%) Windows Server
6 46 (38.66%) Microsoft
7 41 (34.45%) Unix
8 40 (33.61%) SQL Server
9 39 (32.77%) Python
9 39 (32.77%) Shell Script
9 39 (32.77%) Puppet
9 39 (32.77%) Opscode Chef
10 38 (31.93%) Oracle
11 37 (31.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (30.25%) OpenStack
13 35 (29.41%) Configuration Management
14 33 (27.73%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (27.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 33 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (26.89%) Ruby
15 32 (26.89%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (26.89%) Xen
15 32 (26.89%) CloudStack
15 32 (26.89%) Bash Shell
15 32 (26.89%) XenServer
15 32 (26.89%) EnterpriseDB
15 32 (26.89%) DSDM
15 32 (26.89%) Tivoli

vSphere
Top Related 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 36 (30.25%) OpenStack
2 32 (26.89%) CloudStack
3 24 (20.17%) MS Exchange
4 17 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (10.08%) IIS
6 11 (9.24%) WebSphere
7 8 (6.72%) JBoss
7 8 (6.72%) WebLogic
8 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (3.36%) Skype for Business
10 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.68%) Apache
11 2 (1.68%) GroupWise
11 2 (1.68%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.84%) DNN
12 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (15.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.24%) Office 365
3 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.69%) Firewall
2 18 (15.13%) DNS
3 15 (12.61%) SAN
4 12 (10.08%) DHCP
5 11 (9.24%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (7.56%) LAN
6 9 (7.56%) WAN
7 7 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (5.88%) Internet
7 7 (5.88%) VLAN
8 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.36%) IPv4
9 4 (3.36%) SNMP
10 3 (2.52%) Skype
10 3 (2.52%) VPN
11 2 (1.68%) IPsec
11 2 (1.68%) WLAN
12 1 (0.84%) VoIP
12 1 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (33.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.68%) MySQL
4 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Jenkins
1 8 (6.72%) TeamCity
2 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.36%) Subversion
General
1 9 (7.56%) Manufacturing
2 8 (6.72%) Finance
3 7 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (26.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (24.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (18.49%) Support Engineer
4 20 (16.81%) Platform Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) AWS Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) IT Engineer
6 10 (8.40%) Infrastructure Support
6 10 (8.40%) VMware Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Analyst
7 9 (7.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) IT Support
7 9 (7.56%) IT Support Engineer
8 8 (6.72%) Data Centre Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Senior VMware Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Citrix Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (4.20%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.40%) .NET
2 7 (5.88%) Web Services
3 4 (3.36%) RESTful
4 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.68%) HTML
4 2 (1.68%) LAMP
5 1 (0.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.01%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.61%) Clustering
3 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.24%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.04%) EMC VNX
4 6 (5.04%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.20%) FlexPod
5 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.36%) e-Health
7 3 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.84%) Blog
9 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.84%) NHS
9 1 (0.84%) Replication
9 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 78 (65.55%) Windows
2 58 (48.74%) Linux
3 48 (40.34%) Windows Server
4 41 (34.45%) Unix
5 37 (31.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (27.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (10.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (7.56%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (5.04%) Windows 7
10 5 (4.20%) AIX
10 5 (4.20%) CentOS
10 5 (4.20%) HPUX
10 5 (4.20%) Solaris
10 5 (4.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (4.20%) Windows 10
10 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.41%) Configuration Management
2 33 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (26.89%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (26.89%) DevOps
3 32 (26.89%) DSDM
3 32 (26.89%) Scrum
4 30 (25.21%) ITIL
5 28 (23.53%) RUP
6 24 (20.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (6.72%) OWASP
8 7 (5.88%) Change Management
8 7 (5.88%) Coaching
8 7 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (5.88%) Process Improvement
9 5 (4.20%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (4.20%) CRM
9 5 (4.20%) High Availability
9 5 (4.20%) Presales
9 5 (4.20%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 65 (54.62%) SQL
2 39 (32.77%) Python
2 39 (32.77%) Shell Script
3 32 (26.89%) Bash Shell
3 32 (26.89%) Ruby
4 13 (10.92%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.04%) VB
6 4 (3.36%) C#
6 4 (3.36%) C++
6 4 (3.36%) Java
6 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (27.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 20 (16.81%) MCSA
4 16 (13.45%) MCSE
5 14 (11.76%) MCITP
6 12 (10.08%) Degree
6 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
7 10 (8.40%) SC Cleared
8 8 (6.72%) CCA
8 8 (6.72%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (6.72%) VCP5
9 7 (5.88%) CCNA
9 7 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (5.88%) NCDA
10 5 (4.20%) NCIE
11 4 (3.36%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.68%) MCP
13 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.84%) MCTS
13 1 (0.84%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (48.74%) Active Directory
2 48 (40.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (26.89%) Xen
3 32 (26.89%) XenServer
4 14 (11.76%) XenApp
5 13 (10.92%) Hyper-V
6 12 (10.08%) vCloud
7 10 (8.40%) XenDesktop
8 6 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (4.20%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.68%) Firmware
11 2 (1.68%) NDS
11 2 (1.68%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.84%) pfSense
12 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (32.77%) Opscode Chef
1 39 (32.77%) Puppet
2 32 (26.89%) Tivoli
3 28 (23.53%) Cobbler
4 15 (12.61%) Ansible
5 12 (10.08%) SCCM
6 10 (8.40%) Nagios
7 8 (6.72%) Backup Exec
7 8 (6.72%) vRealize
8 7 (5.88%) vMotion
9 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (3.36%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (3.36%) OpenView
10 4 (3.36%) Terraform
10 4 (3.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 2 (1.68%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.84%) WSUS
12 1 (0.84%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 71 (59.66%) VMware
2 46 (38.66%) Microsoft
3 38 (31.93%) Oracle
4 32 (26.89%) EnterpriseDB
5 24 (20.17%) Cisco
6 18 (15.13%) NetApp
7 17 (14.29%) Citrix
7 17 (14.29%) IBM
8 16 (13.45%) EMC
9 14 (11.76%) HP
10 13 (10.92%) Red Hat
11 11 (9.24%) Dell
12 9 (7.56%) Veeam
13 7 (5.88%) Zerto
14 5 (4.20%) Palo Alto
14 5 (4.20%) Veritas
15 4 (3.36%) BMC
15 4 (3.36%) CA
15 4 (3.36%) Compuware
15 4 (3.36%) Nimsoft
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