The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX 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 VMware ESX over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 193 166 181
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +15
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 26 33 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.67% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 4.07% 6.12% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 26 28 10
Average salary £37,250 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £51,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.48% +1.17%
VMware ESX
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 West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
639 539 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.83% 11.00% 10.99%
Number of salaries quoted 574 447 444
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VMware ESX
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMware ESX Salary Trend in the West Midlands

VMware ESX
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

VMware ESX Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

VMware ESX
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 VMware ESX within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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 -9 18 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Warwickshire 0 4 £35,925 -25.92%
Solihull -9 1 £37,500 -9.63% 1
Walsall - 1 £23,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £22,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £32,500 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing VMware ESX 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 VMware ESX.

1 68 (86.08%) VMware
2 63 (79.75%) Windows
3 60 (75.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (74.68%) Microsoft
5 47 (59.49%) Citrix
6 45 (56.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (49.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 39 (49.37%) MS Exchange
8 38 (48.10%) Active Directory
8 38 (48.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (43.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (41.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 33 (41.77%) Clustering
11 30 (37.97%) Hyper-V
12 29 (36.71%) Exchange Server 2010
13 26 (32.91%) XenApp
14 24 (30.38%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (30.38%) IBM
14 24 (30.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (29.11%) MCSE
16 21 (26.58%) Exchange Server 2003
16 21 (26.58%) vSphere
17 20 (25.32%) ITIL
18 18 (22.78%) MS Excel
18 18 (22.78%) Cisco
18 18 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2000
18 18 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2007
19 17 (21.52%) Linux
19 17 (21.52%) MCP
20 16 (20.25%) Change Control

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing VMware ESX 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 VMware ESX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (49.37%) MS Exchange
2 33 (41.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (36.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (26.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2000
6 16 (20.25%) SharePoint
7 11 (13.92%) IIS
7 11 (13.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (7.59%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (22.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.99%) LAN
1 15 (18.99%) WAN
2 13 (16.46%) NAS
3 12 (15.19%) SAN
4 11 (13.92%) Firewall
5 10 (12.66%) SSH
6 8 (10.13%) iSCSI
6 8 (10.13%) NetScaler
6 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
7 7 (8.86%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (7.59%) DNS
8 6 (7.59%) IP Telephony
8 6 (7.59%) DHCP
8 6 (7.59%) Internet
9 2 (2.53%) VPN
10 1 (1.27%) L2TP
10 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.27%) IPsec
10 1 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (5.06%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Legal
2 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Administrator
1 17 (21.52%) Systems Administrator
1 17 (21.52%) IT Support
2 14 (17.72%) Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Support Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Support Engineer
3 13 (16.46%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 13 (16.46%) UNIX Administrator
4 10 (12.66%) Wintel Support
5 9 (11.39%) IT Support Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Consultant
6 8 (10.13%) Architect
6 8 (10.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (10.13%) Wintel Consultant
7 7 (8.86%) Wintel Architect
7 7 (8.86%) Senior IT Support
7 7 (8.86%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Senior Support Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 6 (7.59%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (41.77%) Clustering
2 11 (13.92%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.27%) iSeries
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 63 (79.75%) Windows
2 45 (56.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (48.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (43.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (21.52%) Linux
6 16 (20.25%) SUSE
7 15 (18.99%) UNIX
8 11 (13.92%) AIX
9 6 (7.59%) Solaris
9 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (6.33%) Windows XP
10 5 (6.33%) VMS
11 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
12 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (25.32%) ITIL
3 16 (20.25%) Change Control
4 8 (10.13%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (7.59%) Change Management
6 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.06%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.27%) Coaching
9 1 (1.27%) Service Management
9 1 (1.27%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.80%) VBScript
2 3 (3.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (49.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 24 (30.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (29.11%) MCSE
4 17 (21.52%) MCP
5 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
6 12 (15.19%) MCITP
6 12 (15.19%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (15.19%) MCSA
6 12 (15.19%) CCNA
7 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
7 10 (12.66%) VCP4
8 7 (8.86%) CCA
8 7 (8.86%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (7.59%) NCDA
10 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (75.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (48.10%) Active Directory
3 30 (37.97%) Hyper-V
4 26 (32.91%) XenApp
5 21 (26.58%) vSphere
6 11 (13.92%) PowerHA
6 11 (13.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (12.66%) Terminal Services
8 9 (11.39%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (10.13%) XenDesktop
10 5 (6.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (2.53%) XenServer
12 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) Backup Exec
1 16 (20.25%) SCOM
2 10 (12.66%) WSUS
2 10 (12.66%) MOM
3 7 (8.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (7.59%) NetBackup
4 6 (7.59%) SCCM
4 6 (7.59%) SCDPM
5 5 (6.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 68 (86.08%) VMware
2 59 (74.68%) Microsoft
3 47 (59.49%) Citrix
4 24 (30.38%) IBM
5 18 (22.78%) Cisco
6 16 (20.25%) Red Hat
7 14 (17.72%) HP
8 11 (13.92%) Symantec
9 8 (10.13%) EMC
9 8 (10.13%) NetApp
10 7 (8.86%) Siemens
10 7 (8.86%) Veritas
10 7 (8.86%) Mitel
11 4 (5.06%) CommVault
12 2 (2.53%) Sophos
12 2 (2.53%) Kaspersky
13 1 (1.27%) Veeam
13 1 (1.27%) Kaseya
13 1 (1.27%) AVG
13 1 (1.27%) Ruckus Wireless
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum £21k basic + pension + healthcare+ f
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago