The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 17 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.88% - 0.97%
As % of the System Software category 60.00% - 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £70,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
vSphere
England

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

System Software Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5 15 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.81% 8.33% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 22
Average salary £70,000 £29,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+141.37% -42.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

vSphere
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

vSphere Salary Trend in the Midlands

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) XenApp
4 3 (50.00%) XenServer
4 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (50.00%) Network Design
4 3 (50.00%) MCSE
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (50.00%) NetApp
4 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (33.33%) VXML
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (33.33%) PABX
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Support Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) VXML
1 2 (33.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (16.67%) Symmetrix DMX
1 1 (16.67%) Celerra
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) CLARiiON
1 1 (16.67%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) SUSE
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) HPUX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (50.00%) Network Design
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 3 (50.00%) XenServer
2 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas File System
3 1 (16.67%) SRDF
3 1 (16.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (16.67%) EMC TimeFinder
2 1 (16.67%) EMC Navisphere
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Sun
4 1 (16.67%) Veritas
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) CommVault