Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 253 249
Rank change year-on-year -46 -4 +29
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 66 109 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.84% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 4.00% 7.85% 7.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56 102 83
North West median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,875 £31,025 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £70,000 £48,750
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 1,651 1,388 1,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.31% 10.76% 10.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,349 1,142 1,019
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -1.06%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,500 £20,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.38% +5.00%

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 June 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 25 June 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 -9 42 £43,000 -4.44% 11
Lancashire +9 12 £33,750 +3.85%
Cheshire -23 9 £50,000 +29.03%
Merseyside -2 1 £70,000 +55.56%
Cumbria - 1 £42,500 - 3
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 58 (87.88%) Windows
2 53 (80.30%) VMware
3 41 (62.12%) Microsoft
4 39 (59.09%) Active Directory
5 36 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 32 (48.48%) SQL Server
6 32 (48.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (40.91%) Windows Server
7 27 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (39.39%) DNS
9 25 (37.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (37.88%) PowerShell
10 24 (36.36%) MCSE
11 23 (34.85%) SAN
12 22 (33.33%) Linux
13 21 (31.82%) SQL
14 18 (27.27%) DHCP
15 17 (25.76%) Firewall
16 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
16 16 (24.24%) Python
16 16 (24.24%) .NET
16 16 (24.24%) ITIL
16 16 (24.24%) Office 365
17 15 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
17 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
18 14 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
18 14 (21.21%) SCCM
18 14 (21.21%) LAN
18 14 (21.21%) WAN

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 13 (19.70%) IIS
2 11 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
4 6 (9.09%) Apache Pig
4 6 (9.09%) CloudStack
4 6 (9.09%) OpenStack
4 6 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.55%) Confluence
5 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.52%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.52%) CMS
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.52%) JBoss
7 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Office 365
2 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (39.39%) DNS
2 23 (34.85%) SAN
3 18 (27.27%) DHCP
4 17 (25.76%) Firewall
5 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
6 14 (21.21%) LAN
6 14 (21.21%) WAN
7 7 (10.61%) Network Security
7 7 (10.61%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (9.09%) HTTP
8 6 (9.09%) Internet
8 6 (9.09%) SSL
8 6 (9.09%) VSAN
9 4 (6.06%) VLAN
10 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (3.03%) iSCSI
10 2 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (3.03%) VPN
11 1 (1.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (48.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.18%) MySQL
3 6 (9.09%) Apache Hive
3 6 (9.09%) Big Data
3 6 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.03%) Hazelcast
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (13.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (13.64%) JIRA
3 7 (10.61%) Selenium
4 6 (9.09%) Bitbucket
4 6 (9.09%) CodeSonar
4 6 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 6 (9.09%) git-flow
4 6 (9.09%) Robot Framework
5 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.52%) NUnit
6 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (7.58%) Back Office
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Games
2 2 (3.03%) Local Government
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Administrator
6 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Java Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Software Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) IT Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.24%) .NET
2 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
2 8 (12.12%) Web Services
3 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET
4 6 (9.09%) Django
4 6 (9.09%) Java EE
4 6 (9.09%) LAMP
4 6 (9.09%) Node.js
4 6 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (9.09%) REST
4 6 (9.09%) SOAP
4 6 (9.09%) Spring MVC
4 6 (9.09%) STL
5 2 (3.03%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.52%) HTML5
6 1 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) RESTful
6 1 (1.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.58%) Clustering
1 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
1 5 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) PKI
3 3 (4.55%) Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.52%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.52%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (87.88%) Windows
2 32 (48.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 27 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (33.33%) Linux
5 11 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 8 (12.12%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (9.09%) Android
8 6 (9.09%) Apple iOS
8 6 (9.09%) Mac OS X
8 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.55%) CentOS
10 2 (3.03%) Unix
11 1 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.52%) Solaris
11 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) ITIL
2 14 (21.21%) DevOps
3 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (19.70%) Scrum
4 11 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (15.15%) Software Engineering
6 9 (13.64%) High Availability
7 8 (12.12%) Deployment Automation
8 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (10.61%) Migration
8 7 (10.61%) PRINCE2
8 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
9 6 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 6 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (9.09%) DSDM
9 6 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
9 6 (9.09%) Multithreading
9 6 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (9.09%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.88%) PowerShell
2 21 (31.82%) SQL
3 16 (24.24%) Python
4 11 (16.67%) Java
5 10 (15.15%) C
6 9 (13.64%) Bash Shell
7 7 (10.61%) C#
8 6 (9.09%) C++
8 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 6 (9.09%) Objective-C
8 6 (9.09%) PHP
8 6 (9.09%) Ruby
9 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 25 (37.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (36.36%) MCSE
3 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 9 (13.64%) DV Cleared
5 8 (12.12%) CCNA
5 8 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (10.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (9.09%) CISSP
7 6 (9.09%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (9.09%) GIAC
7 6 (9.09%) Linux+ Certification
7 6 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (9.09%) SANS
7 6 (9.09%) SSCP
8 4 (6.06%) Degree
8 4 (6.06%) MCTS
8 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
9 3 (4.55%) HND
10 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 36 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
5 12 (18.18%) Terminal Services
6 10 (15.15%) Docker
7 7 (10.61%) VMware NSX
8 6 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (9.09%) Xen
8 6 (9.09%) XenServer
9 4 (6.06%) BitLocker
9 4 (6.06%) XenApp
10 2 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (3.03%) XenDesktop
11 1 (1.52%) NFS
11 1 (1.52%) vCloud
11 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (21.21%) SCCM
2 12 (18.18%) Puppet
3 10 (15.15%) WSUS
4 9 (13.64%) Ansible
5 8 (12.12%) vCenter Server
6 7 (10.61%) SCOM
7 6 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (9.09%) Salt
8 5 (7.58%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (3.03%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (3.03%) Rundeck
9 2 (3.03%) SmoothWall
9 2 (3.03%) vRealize
9 2 (3.03%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
10 1 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (1.52%) Cobbler
10 1 (1.52%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (1.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 53 (80.30%) VMware
2 41 (62.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.15%) Cisco
4 7 (10.61%) Oracle
4 7 (10.61%) Red Hat
5 6 (9.09%) HP
5 6 (9.09%) Veeam
6 5 (7.58%) Google
6 5 (7.58%) McAfee
7 4 (6.06%) Citrix
7 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.55%) Atlassian
8 3 (4.55%) F5
9 2 (3.03%) Avaya
9 2 (3.03%) EMC
9 2 (3.03%) NetApp
10 1 (1.52%) Brocade
10 1 (1.52%) Sage
10 1 (1.52%) Symantec
10 1 (1.52%) WatchGuard