The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 85 93 76
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -17
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 35 17 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.93% 1.12% 2.20%
As % of the System Software category 14.71% 9.04% 15.61%
Number of salaries quoted 33 14 22
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £36,150
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £60,000 £67,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
vSphere
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

System Software Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
238 188 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.16% 12.41% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 217 159 177
Average salary £32,500 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.98% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

vSphere
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Birmingham region.

vSphere Salary Trend in Birmingham

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Birmingham

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 94 (94.95%) VMware
2 78 (78.79%) Windows
3 76 (76.77%) Citrix
4 66 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 66 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 65 (65.66%) Cisco
5 65 (65.66%) Microsoft
6 58 (58.59%) MS Exchange
7 57 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 41 (41.41%) MCSE
10 35 (35.35%) XenApp
11 34 (34.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 33 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 31 (31.31%) Hyper-V
14 30 (30.30%) SAN
14 30 (30.30%) NetApp
15 29 (29.29%) XenDesktop
16 28 (28.28%) EMC
17 24 (24.24%) SQL Server
18 23 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
18 23 (23.23%) Firewall
19 22 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
19 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
19 22 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
20 20 (20.20%) Exchange Server 2003
20 20 (20.20%) MCSA
20 20 (20.20%) WAN
21 19 (19.19%) HP
22 18 (18.18%) LAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 58 (58.59%) MS Exchange
2 33 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (20.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.05%) IIS
6 5 (5.05%) Lync
7 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.02%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (30.30%) SAN
2 23 (23.23%) Firewall
3 20 (20.20%) WAN
4 18 (18.18%) LAN
5 15 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (14.14%) DHCP
6 14 (14.14%) DNS
7 12 (12.12%) NetScaler
8 8 (8.08%) Network Security
8 8 (8.08%) WAAS
9 6 (6.06%) NAS
10 5 (5.05%) Wireless
11 4 (4.04%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (3.03%) IPsec
12 3 (3.03%) IPv4
12 3 (3.03%) VoIP
13 2 (2.02%) VPN
14 1 (1.01%) SSL
14 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
14 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) ProC
General
1 7 (7.07%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.01%) Law
3 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (25.25%) Analyst
1 25 (25.25%) Support Engineer
2 20 (20.20%) 3rd Line Support
2 20 (20.20%) Architect
3 18 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 14 (14.14%) Senior Support Engineer
5 12 (12.12%) Consultant
5 12 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (12.12%) Virtualisation Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Storage Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Storage Solutions Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) Support Technician
9 5 (5.05%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Citrix Consultant
9 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) Celerra
1 8 (8.08%) CLARiiON
1 8 (8.08%) GIS
2 6 (6.06%) Handset
3 3 (3.03%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.02%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.01%) Replication
5 1 (1.01%) iSeries
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 78 (78.79%) Windows
2 57 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (17.17%) Linux
6 9 (9.09%) CentOS
7 7 (7.07%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.06%) Windows 7
8 6 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (5.05%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (3.03%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.01%) SUSE
11 1 (1.01%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.16%) Business Continuity
2 15 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (14.14%) ITIL
4 8 (8.08%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (8.08%) PRINCE
5 6 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.06%) CRM
6 5 (5.05%) Operations Management
7 4 (4.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.03%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.02%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.02%) Data Management
9 2 (2.02%) Validation
10 1 (1.01%) Security Management
10 1 (1.01%) Use Case
10 1 (1.01%) Data Protection
10 1 (1.01%) Change Control
10 1 (1.01%) Data Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.13%) SQL
2 5 (5.05%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.03%) PHP
4 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.02%) C#
6 1 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (41.41%) MCSE
3 34 (34.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
6 20 (20.20%) MCSA
7 17 (17.17%) CCA
8 16 (16.16%) VCAP
9 15 (15.15%) VTSP
10 14 (14.14%) CCNA
11 13 (13.13%) CCIA
11 13 (13.13%) CCEA
12 12 (12.12%) CCEE
12 12 (12.12%) MCITP
13 11 (11.11%) Degree
13 11 (11.11%) NCDA
13 11 (11.11%) NCIE
14 10 (10.10%) MCTS
15 9 (9.09%) CCNP
16 6 (6.06%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.13%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 66 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (35.35%) XenApp
3 31 (31.31%) Hyper-V
4 29 (29.29%) XenDesktop
5 14 (14.14%) vCloud
5 14 (14.14%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (13.13%) XenServer
7 10 (10.10%) VMware ESX
8 4 (4.04%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.02%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.01%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.01%) SRDF
10 1 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 12 (12.12%) XenMobile
2 4 (4.04%) SCOrch
2 4 (4.04%) SCCM
3 2 (2.02%) WSUS
3 2 (2.02%) Legato
4 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.01%) Nagios
4 1 (1.01%) SCOM
4 1 (1.01%) Cacti
Vendors
1 94 (94.95%) VMware
2 76 (76.77%) Citrix
3 65 (65.66%) Cisco
3 65 (65.66%) Microsoft
4 30 (30.30%) NetApp
5 28 (28.28%) EMC
6 19 (19.19%) HP
7 16 (16.16%) Juniper
8 11 (11.11%) 3PAR
9 10 (10.10%) Dell
9 10 (10.10%) Red Hat
10 9 (9.09%) IBM
11 5 (5.05%) CheckPoint
11 5 (5.05%) SonicWALL
12 4 (4.04%) Open-E
13 3 (3.03%) Symantec
13 3 (3.03%) Avaya
14 2 (2.02%) Veeam
14 2 (2.02%) CommVault
14 2 (2.02%) AppSense
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