The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMS 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
VMS
Rank 204 185 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Permanent jobs citing VMS 4 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.15% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.32% 0.63% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £47,500 £58,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £32,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -27.77%
VMS
England

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

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1265 958 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.76% 23.30% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1077 790 1031
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VMS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VMS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

VMS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the West Midlands 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
Birmingham - 3 £47,500 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing VMS 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 VMS.

1 10 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (56.25%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (50.00%) VAX
3 8 (50.00%) NetApp
3 8 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle
3 8 (50.00%) Toad
4 7 (43.75%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) Dell
6 5 (31.25%) Backup Exec
6 5 (31.25%) Firewall
6 5 (31.25%) Symantec
6 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 5 (31.25%) CCNA
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) Citrix
6 5 (31.25%) CCA
6 5 (31.25%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (31.25%) SAN
6 5 (31.25%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) MCSE
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) WAN
6 5 (31.25%) DHCP
6 5 (31.25%) VPN

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing VMS 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 VMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) VPN
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
1 5 (31.25%) SAN
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) DBA
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) VAX
2 5 (31.25%) EqualLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (56.25%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) MCSE
1 5 (31.25%) CCNA
1 5 (31.25%) CCA
1 5 (31.25%) Citrix Certification
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
1 5 (31.25%) vSphere
1 5 (31.25%) vCloud
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Backup Exec
2 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
1 8 (50.00%) NetApp
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) HP
4 5 (31.25%) Dell
4 5 (31.25%) WatchGuard
4 5 (31.25%) SonicWALL
4 5 (31.25%) Symantec
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) EMC
6 2 (12.50%) 3PAR