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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank - 63 57
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 0 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.19% 1.34%
As % of the System Software category - 2.38% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 7
Average salary - £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.49%
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 Staffordshire region.

System Software Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
53 42 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.72% 7.79% 8.45%
Number of salaries quoted 46 40 37
Average salary £25,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.53% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,800 £18,300
10% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £37,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

vSphere
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

vSphere Salary Trend in Staffordshire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (57.14%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) LAN
5 3 (42.86%) VoIP
5 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 3 (42.86%) HP
5 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) UNIX
6 2 (28.57%) Solaris
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (28.57%) Genesys
6 2 (28.57%) SAN
6 2 (28.57%) CA
6 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Nagios
6 2 (28.57%) Websense
6 2 (28.57%) Migration
6 2 (28.57%) Clustering

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (71.43%) MS Exchange
1 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) WLAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (42.86%) Administrator
2 3 (42.86%) Network Administrator
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Support
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Tandem
1 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
1 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) CentOS
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) R
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Genesys
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Websense
3 2 (28.57%) LANDesk
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft