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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 107 100 96
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 17 33 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.87% 1.49% 1.70%
As % of the System Software category 7.59% 16.26% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 16 24 30
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,950 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -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
224 203 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.48% 9.18% 13.29%
Number of salaries quoted 193 174 266
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,700 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,875
% change year-on-year
- -3.53%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 34 (91.89%) Active Directory
2 33 (89.19%) Windows
3 29 (78.38%) Hyper-V
4 26 (70.27%) HP
4 26 (70.27%) NetApp
5 25 (67.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (62.16%) SAN
7 23 (62.16%) MS Exchange
7 23 (62.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (59.46%) Dell
9 21 (56.76%) Cisco
9 21 (56.76%) Firewall
9 21 (56.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (54.05%) VMware
10 20 (54.05%) IPv4
11 19 (51.35%) CheckPoint
11 19 (51.35%) SonicWALL
11 19 (51.35%) Forefront TMG
12 18 (48.65%) HP StoreVirtual
12 18 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (45.95%) IPsec
14 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
14 15 (40.54%) Citrix
15 13 (35.14%) Terminal Services
16 11 (29.73%) XenApp
16 11 (29.73%) XenDesktop
17 10 (27.03%) SQL
18 8 (21.62%) Thin Client
18 8 (21.62%) Fat Client

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 23 (62.16%) MS Exchange
2 21 (56.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.41%) Lync
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (62.16%) SAN
2 21 (56.76%) Firewall
3 20 (54.05%) IPv4
4 17 (45.95%) IPsec
5 3 (8.11%) Network Security
5 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (2.70%) VLAN
7 1 (2.70%) Wireless
7 1 (2.70%) DNS
7 1 (2.70%) NetScreen
7 1 (2.70%) LAN
7 1 (2.70%) VoIP
7 1 (2.70%) WAN
7 1 (2.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Consultant
2 7 (18.92%) Network Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Installations Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Technical Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) HP StoreVirtual
2 8 (21.62%) Thin Client
2 8 (21.62%) Fat Client
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.41%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 33 (89.19%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (62.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
2 4 (10.81%) Change Management
3 2 (5.41%) Project Management
3 2 (5.41%) Server Building
3 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
3 2 (5.41%) Network Design
3 2 (5.41%) Line Management
4 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.81%) MCSE
2 4 (10.81%) VCDX
2 4 (10.81%) VCAP
3 3 (8.11%) MCSA
4 2 (5.41%) MCP
4 2 (5.41%) NCDA
4 2 (5.41%) NCIE
5 1 (2.70%) MCITP
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) CCDP
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (91.89%) Active Directory
2 29 (78.38%) Hyper-V
3 19 (51.35%) Forefront TMG
4 18 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (35.14%) Terminal Services
6 11 (29.73%) XenApp
6 11 (29.73%) XenDesktop
7 5 (13.51%) vCloud
8 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Backup Exec
2 4 (10.81%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) HP
1 26 (70.27%) NetApp
2 22 (59.46%) Dell
3 21 (56.76%) Cisco
4 20 (54.05%) VMware
5 19 (51.35%) SonicWALL
5 19 (51.35%) CheckPoint
6 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
6 15 (40.54%) Citrix
7 2 (5.41%) EMC
7 2 (5.41%) Veeam
7 2 (5.41%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (2.70%) Open-E
8 1 (2.70%) AppSense
8 1 (2.70%) IBM
8 1 (2.70%) Symantec