The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere 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 vSphere over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 162 132 136
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +4
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 51 63 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 1.30% 1.50%
As % of the System Software category 10.83% 12.86% 11.59%
Number of salaries quoted 45 63 53
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
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 West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
471 490 647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.86% 10.07% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 378 429 554
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,050 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

vSphere
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

vSphere Salary Trend in the West Midlands

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

vSphere Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

vSphere
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 vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 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 -9 29 £35,500 -25.26% 4
Coventry -22 10 £37,000 -26.00% 1
Shropshire -20 7 £36,500 -2.66%
Wolverhampton +8 3 £42,500 +21.42%
Walsall +4 2 £43,000 +22.85%
Solihull -9 2 £33,750 -10.00% 1
Warwickshire -6 1 £36,500 -47.85%
Dudley -9 1 £50,000 +42.85%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the West 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.

1 126 (91.97%) VMware
2 119 (86.86%) Windows
3 88 (64.23%) Microsoft
4 78 (56.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 77 (56.20%) Active Directory
6 70 (51.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (45.99%) MS Exchange
8 59 (43.07%) Cisco
9 56 (40.88%) Citrix
10 46 (33.58%) SAN
11 44 (32.12%) Linux
11 44 (32.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 43 (31.39%) SQL Server
13 39 (28.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 39 (28.47%) Firewall
14 38 (27.74%) HP
15 37 (27.01%) Exchange Server 2010
16 35 (25.55%) DNS
17 34 (24.82%) MCSE
18 32 (23.36%) ITIL
18 32 (23.36%) Cisco Certification
19 31 (22.63%) NetApp
19 31 (22.63%) XenApp
20 29 (21.17%) Windows Server 2003
20 29 (21.17%) CCNA
20 29 (21.17%) DHCP
21 28 (20.44%) VMware ESXi
22 27 (19.71%) MS Excel
23 25 (18.25%) Hyper-V
24 23 (16.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the West 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 63 (45.99%) MS Exchange
2 37 (27.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (8.03%) Tomcat
5 9 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (5.11%) IIS
7 6 (4.38%) JBoss
7 6 (4.38%) Apache
7 6 (4.38%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.19%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.46%) Lync
10 1 (0.73%) CMS
10 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.73%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.73%) GlassFish
Applications
1 27 (19.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.03%) Office 365
2 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.73%) IaaS
3 1 (0.73%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.73%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 46 (33.58%) SAN
2 39 (28.47%) Firewall
3 35 (25.55%) DNS
4 29 (21.17%) DHCP
5 19 (13.87%) LAN
5 19 (13.87%) WAN
6 12 (8.76%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.11%) IPsec
7 7 (5.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (4.38%) NAS
8 6 (4.38%) BIG-IP
8 6 (4.38%) VPN
8 6 (4.38%) IPv4
9 5 (3.65%) VLAN
9 5 (3.65%) Network Security
9 5 (3.65%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.19%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.19%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.19%) DDNS
10 3 (2.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (31.39%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (13.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.46%) MySQL
5 2 (1.46%) Informix
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Ant
1 6 (4.38%) CruiseControl
1 6 (4.38%) Maven
1 6 (4.38%) Mercurial
1 6 (4.38%) Hudson
1 6 (4.38%) Artifactory
1 6 (4.38%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (10.95%) Finance
2 3 (2.19%) Back Office
3 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (20.44%) Analyst
2 16 (11.68%) Support Engineer
3 15 (10.95%) 3rd Line Support
3 15 (10.95%) Support Analyst
4 12 (8.76%) Support Technician
5 11 (8.03%) Server Support
5 11 (8.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.57%) Administrator
7 9 (6.57%) Technical Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) Support Manager
8 8 (5.84%) Technical Analyst
8 8 (5.84%) Consultant
8 8 (5.84%) Network Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) Architect
9 7 (5.11%) Junior
9 7 (5.11%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.11%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.92%) .NET
2 2 (1.46%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.84%) Clustering
3 7 (5.11%) Replication
4 5 (3.65%) EqualLogic
5 4 (2.92%) Handset
5 4 (2.92%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.92%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.92%) iSeries
6 2 (1.46%) Tandem
6 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.46%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.46%) GIS
7 1 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (86.86%) Windows
2 70 (51.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (32.12%) Linux
3 44 (32.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (21.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (8.03%) Windows 7
6 10 (7.30%) CentOS
7 8 (5.84%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.38%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.92%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.19%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.46%) UNIX
12 2 (1.46%) Android
12 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.73%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.36%) ITIL
2 12 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (8.03%) Service Delivery
4 9 (6.57%) Business Continuity
5 8 (5.84%) Document Management
5 8 (5.84%) Workflow
5 8 (5.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (5.11%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.11%) Project Management
7 6 (4.38%) Migration
7 6 (4.38%) DevOps
8 5 (3.65%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.19%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.19%) Line Management
9 3 (2.19%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.19%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.19%) Software Deployment
10 2 (1.46%) Business Continuity Planning
10 2 (1.46%) Data Governance
10 2 (1.46%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.06%) SQL
2 14 (10.22%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.49%) VBScript
4 8 (5.84%) Perl
4 8 (5.84%) PHP
5 7 (5.11%) Java
6 6 (4.38%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.38%) C#
6 6 (4.38%) Python
7 5 (3.65%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.65%) C++
8 4 (2.92%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.19%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.73%) R
10 1 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (28.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (24.82%) MCSE
3 32 (23.36%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (21.17%) CCNA
5 23 (16.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (16.06%) MCSA
7 15 (10.95%) MCITP
8 11 (8.03%) Degree
9 9 (6.57%) CCNP
10 6 (4.38%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.92%) NCDA
12 4 (2.92%) NCIE
12 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
13 3 (2.19%) CCA
14 2 (1.46%) MCP
14 2 (1.46%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.73%) RHCE
15 1 (0.73%) VCDX
15 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.22%) SLA
2 4 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.46%) QA
5 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (56.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (56.20%) Active Directory
3 31 (22.63%) XenApp
4 28 (20.44%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (18.25%) Hyper-V
6 20 (14.60%) VMware ESX
7 13 (9.49%) XenDesktop
8 8 (5.84%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (5.11%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.92%) vCloud
11 3 (2.19%) XenServer
11 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.46%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.46%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (12.41%) SCCM
2 16 (11.68%) NetBackup
3 13 (9.49%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.38%) Puppet
5 5 (3.65%) Nagios
6 4 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.19%) WSUS
8 2 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.46%) SCOM
9 1 (0.73%) Cacti
9 1 (0.73%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.73%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.73%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.73%) Opsview
Vendors
1 126 (91.97%) VMware
2 88 (64.23%) Microsoft
3 59 (43.07%) Cisco
4 56 (40.88%) Citrix
5 38 (27.74%) HP
6 31 (22.63%) NetApp
7 21 (15.33%) Dell
8 18 (13.14%) IBM
9 17 (12.41%) Symantec
10 13 (9.49%) 3PAR
11 11 (8.03%) Juniper
12 9 (6.57%) EMC
12 9 (6.57%) Red Hat
13 7 (5.11%) CheckPoint
13 7 (5.11%) SonicWALL
13 7 (5.11%) Veeam
14 5 (3.65%) Oracle
15 3 (2.19%) Sophos
16 2 (1.46%) Websense
16 2 (1.46%) McAfee
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits + Car
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + CAR
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
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