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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 79 79 101
Rank change year-on-year
0 +22
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 60 46 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.53% 2.24% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 25.42% 16.97% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 38 43 13
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +28.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £27,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +1.21%
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
236 271 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.94% 13.19% 12.01%
Number of salaries quoted 190 249 160
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

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 21 October 2014.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Birmingham

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 80 (95.24%) VMware
2 67 (79.76%) Citrix
3 63 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (63.10%) Windows
4 53 (63.10%) MS Exchange
5 48 (57.14%) Active Directory
6 47 (55.95%) Microsoft
7 46 (54.76%) Cisco
8 39 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (45.24%) XenDesktop
10 37 (44.05%) XenApp
11 36 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 36 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 34 (40.48%) NetApp
12 34 (40.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 33 (39.29%) MCSE
14 32 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2003
15 31 (36.90%) Citrix Certification
15 31 (36.90%) Hyper-V
16 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (29.76%) SAN
17 25 (29.76%) CCA
17 25 (29.76%) EMC
18 24 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
19 23 (27.38%) VCAP
20 21 (25.00%) VTSP
21 19 (22.62%) MCITP
22 18 (21.43%) MCTS
22 18 (21.43%) NCDA
22 18 (21.43%) NCIE

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 53 (63.10%) MS Exchange
2 36 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2003
4 24 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (8.33%) IIS
6 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (5.95%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (29.76%) SAN
2 18 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 16 (19.05%) NetScaler
4 15 (17.86%) WAN
5 13 (15.48%) DHCP
5 13 (15.48%) LAN
5 13 (15.48%) DNS
6 12 (14.29%) WAAS
7 11 (13.10%) Firewall
8 6 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (7.14%) Wireless
9 5 (5.95%) VPN
10 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
10 4 (4.76%) iSCSI
11 3 (3.57%) Network Security
11 3 (3.57%) NAS
11 3 (3.57%) IPv4
12 2 (2.38%) MPLS
12 2 (2.38%) VoIP
12 2 (2.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) ProC
General
1 4 (4.76%) Law
2 2 (2.38%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (26.19%) Architect
2 21 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 20 (23.81%) Consultant
4 16 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 16 (19.05%) Virtualisation Architect
5 14 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (14.29%) Storage Architect
6 12 (14.29%) Storage Solutions Architect
7 11 (13.10%) Analyst
8 10 (11.90%) Senior Support Engineer
9 9 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
12 6 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
13 5 (5.95%) Senior Architect
13 5 (5.95%) Network Engineer
13 5 (5.95%) Storage Consultant
13 5 (5.95%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) CLARiiON
1 12 (14.29%) Celerra
2 5 (5.95%) FlexPod
2 5 (5.95%) GIS
3 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.57%) Replication
3 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.38%) Handset
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 53 (63.10%) Windows
2 39 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (11.90%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.71%) Windows XP
7 8 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
8 7 (8.33%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.57%) Linux
10 2 (2.38%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.19%) SUSE
11 1 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.71%) ITIL
2 7 (8.33%) Validation
3 6 (7.14%) CRM
3 6 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.95%) PRINCE
5 4 (4.76%) Operations Management
6 3 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (3.57%) Data Management
7 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.38%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.38%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.38%) Network Management
7 2 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.19%) Data Virtualisation
8 1 (1.19%) Email Management
8 1 (1.19%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.19%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.19%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.24%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.38%) C#
3 2 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (40.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 33 (39.29%) MCSE
4 31 (36.90%) Citrix Certification
5 25 (29.76%) CCA
6 23 (27.38%) VCAP
7 21 (25.00%) VTSP
8 19 (22.62%) MCITP
9 18 (21.43%) MCTS
9 18 (21.43%) NCDA
9 18 (21.43%) NCIE
10 17 (20.24%) CCIA
10 17 (20.24%) CCEA
11 16 (19.05%) CCEE
12 10 (11.90%) MCSA
13 7 (8.33%) VCDX
13 7 (8.33%) Degree
14 6 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (5.95%) VCP5
15 5 (5.95%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 38 (45.24%) XenDesktop
4 37 (44.05%) XenApp
5 31 (36.90%) Hyper-V
6 16 (19.05%) vCloud
7 12 (14.29%) XenServer
8 6 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (5.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (3.57%) Terminal Services
11 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
11 2 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (1.19%) SRDF
12 1 (1.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (1.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (19.05%) XenMobile
2 9 (10.71%) SCOM
3 4 (4.76%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.57%) Legato
5 2 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 80 (95.24%) VMware
2 67 (79.76%) Citrix
3 47 (55.95%) Microsoft
4 46 (54.76%) Cisco
5 34 (40.48%) NetApp
6 25 (29.76%) EMC
7 17 (20.24%) HP
8 12 (14.29%) 3PAR
9 9 (10.71%) Dell
9 9 (10.71%) Symantec
10 5 (5.95%) AppSense
10 5 (5.95%) SonicWALL
10 5 (5.95%) CheckPoint
10 5 (5.95%) Juniper
11 4 (4.76%) IBM
11 4 (4.76%) Open-E
12 3 (3.57%) CommVault
13 2 (2.38%) Avaya
13 2 (2.38%) Kaspersky
14 1 (1.19%) ProCurve
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40,000 + Car/Car allowance, on call
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £47500 per annum + car allowance + bens.
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TelXL
Salary: From £23,000 to £29,000 per annum dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago