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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 78 86 99
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +13
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 64 43 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.73% 2.04% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 27.00% 15.14% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 39 40 14
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +24.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,000 £61,250
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
237 284 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.10% 13.46% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 191 259 169
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,250
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 30 October 2014.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Birmingham

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 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 85 (94.44%) VMware
2 73 (81.11%) Citrix
3 66 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (64.44%) Windows
5 57 (63.33%) MS Exchange
6 53 (58.89%) Active Directory
6 53 (58.89%) Microsoft
7 48 (53.33%) Cisco
8 43 (47.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (44.44%) XenDesktop
9 40 (44.44%) XenApp
10 38 (42.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 38 (42.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 36 (40.00%) MCSE
12 35 (38.89%) NetApp
12 35 (38.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 33 (36.67%) Hyper-V
14 32 (35.56%) Exchange Server 2003
14 32 (35.56%) Citrix Certification
15 29 (32.22%) EMC
16 28 (31.11%) SAN
17 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (27.78%) CCA
18 25 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
19 24 (26.67%) VCAP
20 22 (24.44%) VTSP
21 19 (21.11%) HP
21 19 (21.11%) WAN
22 18 (20.00%) MCITP
22 18 (20.00%) NCDA

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 57 (63.33%) MS Exchange
2 38 (42.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (35.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (7.78%) IIS
6 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (14.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (31.11%) SAN
2 19 (21.11%) WAN
3 18 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (18.89%) NetScaler
4 17 (18.89%) LAN
5 16 (17.78%) DHCP
5 16 (17.78%) DNS
6 12 (13.33%) Firewall
6 12 (13.33%) WAAS
7 6 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (6.67%) Wireless
8 5 (5.56%) VPN
8 5 (5.56%) Network Security
9 4 (4.44%) iSCSI
9 4 (4.44%) NAS
9 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
10 3 (3.33%) IPv4
10 3 (3.33%) VoIP
11 2 (2.22%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.22%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) ProC
General
1 4 (4.44%) Law
2 3 (3.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 22 (24.44%) Architect
3 21 (23.33%) Consultant
4 19 (21.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 16 (17.78%) Virtualisation Architect
6 15 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (15.56%) Analyst
8 13 (14.44%) Senior Support Engineer
9 12 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (13.33%) Storage Architect
9 12 (13.33%) Storage Solutions Architect
10 11 (12.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 9 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (7.78%) Senior Consultant
14 6 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
15 5 (5.56%) Network Engineer
15 5 (5.56%) Storage Consultant
15 5 (5.56%) Citrix Consultant
15 5 (5.56%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) CLARiiON
1 12 (13.33%) Celerra
2 7 (7.78%) GIS
3 5 (5.56%) FlexPod
4 3 (3.33%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.33%) Handset
4 3 (3.33%) Replication
5 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 58 (64.44%) Windows
2 43 (47.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 8 (8.89%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (8.89%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.33%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.33%) Linux
9 1 (1.11%) UNIX
9 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.22%) ITIL
2 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (8.89%) Business Continuity
3 7 (7.78%) PRINCE
3 7 (7.78%) Validation
4 6 (6.67%) CRM
5 5 (5.56%) Operations Management
5 5 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.33%) Data Management
7 2 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.22%) Network Management
7 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.11%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.11%) Security Management
8 1 (1.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.11%) Data Virtualisation
8 1 (1.11%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.11%) Email Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.89%) SQL
2 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.22%) C#
3 2 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (42.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (40.00%) MCSE
3 35 (38.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 32 (35.56%) Citrix Certification
5 25 (27.78%) CCA
6 24 (26.67%) VCAP
7 22 (24.44%) VTSP
8 18 (20.00%) MCITP
8 18 (20.00%) NCDA
8 18 (20.00%) NCIE
9 17 (18.89%) CCIA
9 17 (18.89%) CCEE
9 17 (18.89%) CCEA
9 17 (18.89%) MCTS
10 12 (13.33%) MCSA
11 9 (10.00%) Degree
12 8 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (7.78%) CCNP
13 7 (7.78%) VCDX
14 6 (6.67%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (58.89%) Active Directory
3 40 (44.44%) XenApp
3 40 (44.44%) XenDesktop
4 33 (36.67%) Hyper-V
5 17 (18.89%) vCloud
6 12 (13.33%) XenServer
7 5 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.33%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.22%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.11%) SRDF
10 1 (1.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (1.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (18.89%) XenMobile
2 9 (10.00%) SCOM
3 4 (4.44%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.33%) Legato
5 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (94.44%) VMware
2 73 (81.11%) Citrix
3 53 (58.89%) Microsoft
4 48 (53.33%) Cisco
5 35 (38.89%) NetApp
6 29 (32.22%) EMC
7 19 (21.11%) HP
8 12 (13.33%) 3PAR
9 10 (11.11%) Dell
10 9 (10.00%) Symantec
11 7 (7.78%) Juniper
12 5 (5.56%) IBM
12 5 (5.56%) CheckPoint
12 5 (5.56%) AppSense
12 5 (5.56%) SonicWALL
13 4 (4.44%) Open-E
14 3 (3.33%) CommVault
14 3 (3.33%) Avaya
15 2 (2.22%) Kaspersky
16 1 (1.11%) Veeam
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £36,000 per annum plus 30% benefits package (excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £47500 per annum + car allowance + bens.
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TelXL
Salary: From £23,000 to £29,000 per annum dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago