Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > North West
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 259 294 264
Rank change year-on-year +35 -30 -6
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 81 73 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.76% 0.60% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 4.90% 4.22% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 70 59 109
North West median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £58,000 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

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 1,653 1,730 1,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.60% 14.29% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,263 1,403 1,264
North West median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +8.11% +1.37%
10th Percentile £22,050 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £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 23 August 2019.

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 23 August 2019. 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 +10 48 £45,000 - 8
Cheshire +53 30 £38,000 -24.00% 2
Lancashire -27 2 £33,125 +1.92%
Merseyside -4 1 - -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 78 (96.30%) VMware
2 72 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 69 (85.19%) Windows
4 53 (65.43%) Microsoft
5 46 (56.79%) Windows Server
6 45 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (55.56%) DNS
6 45 (55.56%) DHCP
7 43 (53.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 38 (46.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (44.44%) Cisco
10 33 (40.74%) TCP/IP
11 31 (38.27%) SAN
12 29 (35.80%) Office 365
12 29 (35.80%) Azure
13 22 (27.16%) Hyper-V
13 22 (27.16%) Linux
14 21 (25.93%) ITIL
14 21 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (25.93%) Firewall
14 21 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
15 20 (24.69%) AWS
16 19 (23.46%) DevOps
17 18 (22.22%) LAN
17 18 (22.22%) SCCM
18 17 (20.99%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (20.99%) MCSE
18 17 (20.99%) SharePoint
19 16 (19.75%) WAN
19 16 (19.75%) Virtual Machines

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 17 (20.99%) SharePoint
2 13 (16.05%) WebSphere
3 12 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
5 6 (7.41%) Skype for Business
6 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (35.80%) Azure
1 29 (35.80%) Office 365
2 20 (24.69%) AWS
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.23%) GCP
3 1 (1.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 45 (55.56%) DHCP
1 45 (55.56%) DNS
2 33 (40.74%) TCP/IP
3 31 (38.27%) SAN
4 21 (25.93%) Firewall
5 18 (22.22%) LAN
6 17 (20.99%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (19.75%) WAN
8 14 (17.28%) VLAN
9 8 (9.88%) VoIP
10 6 (7.41%) Wireless
11 4 (4.94%) NAS
11 4 (4.94%) VPN
12 3 (3.70%) MPLS
12 3 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (3.70%) VSAN
12 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (2.47%) Skype
14 1 (1.23%) HSRP
14 1 (1.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.47%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (4.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Back Office
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 39 (48.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (25.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (17.28%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (14.81%) IT Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Support Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Architect
7 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (7.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Support
11 3 (3.70%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) Web Services
2 2 (2.47%) SAML
3 1 (1.23%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) EMC VNX
2 4 (4.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.23%) Life Science
5 1 (1.23%) Mashup
5 1 (1.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.23%) Social Network
5 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 69 (85.19%) Windows
2 46 (56.79%) Windows Server
3 45 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (27.16%) Linux
5 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
6 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.47%) CentOS
7 2 (2.47%) Kali Linux
7 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.47%) Unix
8 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (25.93%) ITIL
3 19 (23.46%) DevOps
4 15 (18.52%) IT Strategy
5 12 (14.81%) Deployment Automation
5 12 (14.81%) Test Automation
6 5 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.17%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.70%) Change Control
8 3 (3.70%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (3.70%) Data Management
8 3 (3.70%) DevSecOps
8 3 (3.70%) DNA
8 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure as Code
8 3 (3.70%) Line Management
8 3 (3.70%) Project Management
8 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.52%) SQL
2 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.47%) C
4 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.23%) Perl
4 1 (1.23%) PHP
4 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (20.99%) MCSE
3 11 (13.58%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.70%) CCNA
6 3 (3.70%) Degree
7 2 (2.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (2.47%) CEH
7 2 (2.47%) CHFI
7 2 (2.47%) ECIH
7 2 (2.47%) GCIH
7 2 (2.47%) GIAC
7 2 (2.47%) MCSA
7 2 (2.47%) OSCE
7 2 (2.47%) OSCP
8 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.23%) GPEN
8 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) SLA
2 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.23%) GDPR
3 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 38 (46.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (27.16%) Hyper-V
4 21 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (19.75%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (17.28%) Terminal Services
7 5 (6.17%) XenApp
8 2 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.23%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.23%) Docker
9 1 (1.23%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (22.22%) SCCM
2 13 (16.05%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (13.58%) WSUS
4 3 (3.70%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.47%) Nessus
5 2 (2.47%) Nmap
5 2 (2.47%) OpenVAS
5 2 (2.47%) QRadar
5 2 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.47%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.23%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (1.23%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.23%) vMotion
6 1 (1.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 78 (96.30%) VMware
2 53 (65.43%) Microsoft
3 36 (44.44%) Cisco
4 15 (18.52%) EMC
4 15 (18.52%) McAfee
5 14 (17.28%) IBM
6 12 (14.81%) Palo Alto
7 6 (7.41%) Citrix
8 4 (4.94%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.94%) HP
9 3 (3.70%) Dell
9 3 (3.70%) NetApp
10 2 (2.47%) AlienVault
10 2 (2.47%) LogRhythm
10 2 (2.47%) Mitel
10 2 (2.47%) Polycom
10 2 (2.47%) Qualys
10 2 (2.47%) Splunk
10 2 (2.47%) Veeam
11 1 (1.23%) Aerohive Networks