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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 65 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 3 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.55% 0.20% 1.40%
As % of the System Software category 5.77% 2.27% 18.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 7
Average salary £30,500 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.22% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £45,000 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £45,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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 Staffordshire region.

System Software Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
52 44 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.47% 8.92% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 49 43 31
Average salary £24,500 £27,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.25% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,250 £21,000 £17,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,400 £50,250
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
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £35,000 -
Cannock - 1 £26,000 -
vSphere
West Midlands

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) VMware
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (46.67%) LAN
4 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (46.67%) HP
4 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) SAN
6 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (33.33%) Nagios
6 5 (33.33%) UNIX
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) Solaris
6 5 (33.33%) VoIP
6 5 (33.33%) WAN
6 5 (33.33%) Clustering
6 5 (33.33%) CentOS
6 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (33.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (26.67%) R

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
1 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) VoIP
3 5 (33.33%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) WLAN
4 3 (20.00%) VLAN
5 2 (13.33%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (40.00%) Administrator
3 4 (26.67%) Network Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Tandem
2 2 (13.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Solaris
3 5 (33.33%) CentOS
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 5 (33.33%) UNIX
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Email Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) R
3 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
1 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Nagios
2 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) HP
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 2 (13.33%) Websense
7 2 (13.33%) Genesys
7 2 (13.33%) CA
7 2 (13.33%) LANDesk
8 1 (6.67%) Avaya