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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 178 155 163
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +8
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 49 54 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.85% 1.01% 1.01%
As % of the System Software category 9.50% 10.84% 9.12%
Number of salaries quoted 49 47 45
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
516 498 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.92% 9.29% 11.03%
Number of salaries quoted 451 429 535
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -19 23 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Staffordshire +17 8 £40,000 +23.07%
Coventry -13 8 £37,500 -2.59% 1
Solihull +4 3 £31,000 -27.05%
Shropshire -17 3 £21,500 -42.66%
Herefordshire - 3 £40,000 -
Walsall +4 1 £36,000 +2.85%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 91 (90.10%) Windows
2 85 (84.16%) VMware
3 66 (65.35%) Active Directory
4 58 (57.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (48.51%) Microsoft
6 48 (47.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (42.57%) MS Exchange
8 41 (40.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (37.62%) Cisco
10 36 (35.64%) Citrix
11 35 (34.65%) HP
12 34 (33.66%) Hyper-V
13 33 (32.67%) NetApp
14 32 (31.68%) SAN
14 32 (31.68%) SQL Server
15 28 (27.72%) Windows Server 2003
16 27 (26.73%) Firewall
17 26 (25.74%) XenApp
18 25 (24.75%) SQL
19 24 (23.76%) DNS
20 22 (21.78%) Linux
20 22 (21.78%) SCCM
20 22 (21.78%) Exchange Server 2013
20 22 (21.78%) Data Centre
21 21 (20.79%) Exchange Server 2010
21 21 (20.79%) Dell
21 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Certification
22 20 (19.80%) DHCP
22 20 (19.80%) MS Excel
23 19 (18.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 43 (42.57%) MS Exchange
2 22 (21.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (20.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (16.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (6.93%) IIS
6 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.96%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.97%) Lync
8 3 (2.97%) JBoss
8 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.99%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.99%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.99%) CMS
10 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.99%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (19.80%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.91%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.90%) Office 365
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (31.68%) SAN
2 27 (26.73%) Firewall
3 24 (23.76%) DNS
4 20 (19.80%) DHCP
5 14 (13.86%) IPv4
6 13 (12.87%) IPsec
7 11 (10.89%) TCP/IP
8 8 (7.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (5.94%) VLAN
10 4 (3.96%) NetScaler
10 4 (3.96%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.97%) NAS
11 3 (2.97%) BIG-IP
11 3 (2.97%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.97%) VoIP
11 3 (2.97%) WAN
12 2 (1.98%) LAN
12 2 (1.98%) Network Security
12 2 (1.98%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (31.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (12.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.97%) MySQL
6 2 (1.98%) Informix
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Ant
1 3 (2.97%) CruiseControl
1 3 (2.97%) Maven
1 3 (2.97%) Mercurial
1 3 (2.97%) Hudson
1 3 (2.97%) Artifactory
1 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (3.96%) Back Office
1 4 (3.96%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (13.86%) Consultant
2 13 (12.87%) Analyst
3 11 (10.89%) Administrator
4 10 (9.90%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (8.91%) Architect
5 9 (8.91%) Support Technician
6 8 (7.92%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.94%) Data Architect
8 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Data Centre Architect
9 5 (4.95%) IT Support
9 5 (4.95%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.95%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Server Support
9 5 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) IT Support Technician
9 5 (4.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.99%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.78%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.87%) HP StoreVirtual
3 11 (10.89%) Clustering
4 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (8.91%) Replication
6 7 (6.93%) Thin Client
6 7 (6.93%) Fat Client
7 6 (5.94%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.97%) HP Storage
8 3 (2.97%) iSeries
9 2 (1.98%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.99%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 91 (90.10%) Windows
2 48 (47.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (40.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (27.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (21.78%) Linux
6 8 (7.92%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.93%) CentOS
7 7 (6.93%) UNIX
7 7 (6.93%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 5 (4.95%) Solaris
10 4 (3.96%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.98%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.89%) ITIL
2 7 (6.93%) Server Building
3 6 (5.94%) Mentoring
3 6 (5.94%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (5.94%) Project Management
4 5 (4.95%) Migration
5 3 (2.97%) Change Management
5 3 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (2.97%) DevOps
6 2 (1.98%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (1.98%) Line Management
6 2 (1.98%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.98%) Software Deployment
6 2 (1.98%) Time Management
6 2 (1.98%) Performance Management
6 2 (1.98%) Risk Management
6 2 (1.98%) E-Commerce
6 2 (1.98%) Network Design
6 2 (1.98%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.98%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.75%) SQL
2 7 (6.93%) VBScript
3 6 (5.94%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.96%) Perl
4 4 (3.96%) PHP
4 4 (3.96%) Java
5 3 (2.97%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.97%) C#
5 3 (2.97%) Python
6 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.99%) VB
6 1 (0.99%) C++
6 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (18.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (17.82%) MCSE
4 11 (10.89%) MCSA
5 8 (7.92%) CCNA
5 8 (7.92%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (7.92%) MCITP
5 8 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.95%) VCDX
6 5 (4.95%) NCDA
6 5 (4.95%) NCIE
6 5 (4.95%) VCAP
7 4 (3.96%) CCA
8 3 (2.97%) MCP
8 3 (2.97%) CCNP
8 3 (2.97%) Degree
9 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.99%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (65.35%) Active Directory
2 58 (57.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (33.66%) Hyper-V
4 26 (25.74%) XenApp
5 16 (15.84%) Forefront TMG
6 15 (14.85%) XenDesktop
7 12 (11.88%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (10.89%) Terminal Services
8 11 (10.89%) VMware ESX
9 6 (5.94%) vCloud
10 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.97%) XenServer
11 2 (1.98%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.98%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (21.78%) SCCM
2 12 (11.88%) Backup Exec
3 8 (7.92%) NetBackup
4 6 (5.94%) SCOM
4 6 (5.94%) Nagios
5 5 (4.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.97%) Puppet
7 2 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.99%) WSUS
8 1 (0.99%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.99%) Opsview
8 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.99%) MOM
8 1 (0.99%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.99%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 85 (84.16%) VMware
2 49 (48.51%) Microsoft
3 38 (37.62%) Cisco
4 36 (35.64%) Citrix
5 35 (34.65%) HP
6 33 (32.67%) NetApp
7 21 (20.79%) Dell
8 15 (14.85%) SonicWALL
9 14 (13.86%) CheckPoint
10 13 (12.87%) IBM
11 10 (9.90%) 3PAR
12 9 (8.91%) Symantec
13 6 (5.94%) Red Hat
13 6 (5.94%) EMC
13 6 (5.94%) Veeam
14 4 (3.96%) Sophos
14 4 (3.96%) Oracle
14 4 (3.96%) CA
15 3 (2.97%) Nimble Storage
16 2 (1.98%) WatchGuard
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
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BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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