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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 104 173 141
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -32
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 113 33 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.06% 0.66% 1.16%
As % of the System Software category 17.28% 6.01% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 98 30 45
Average salary £33,000 £50,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.00% +38.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £24,900 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.77%
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
654 549 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.94% 11.02% 10.93%
Number of salaries quoted 589 458 444
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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 18 December 2014.

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 18 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 +22 52 £32,500 -35.00% 5
Worcestershire +27 12 £28,250 -43.50% 2
Staffordshire +14 11 £36,000 +2.85% 1
Solihull -2 9 £38,500 -7.22% 1
Coventry -6 9 £37,500 -28.57%
Warwickshire +5 8 £30,000 -38.14% 3
Wolverhampton 0 7 £37,500 +13.63% 1
Shropshire - 4 £30,250 -
Walsall - 2 £31,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £22,000 -
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 208 (96.30%) VMware
2 175 (81.02%) Windows
3 150 (69.44%) Microsoft
4 130 (60.19%) Citrix
5 128 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 121 (56.02%) Active Directory
7 106 (49.07%) MS Exchange
8 101 (46.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 96 (44.44%) Cisco
10 82 (37.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 78 (36.11%) SAN
12 75 (34.72%) MCSE
13 69 (31.94%) HP
14 66 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2010
15 62 (28.70%) XenApp
16 60 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
17 59 (27.31%) NetApp
18 58 (26.85%) Windows Server 2003
19 56 (25.93%) ITIL
20 55 (25.46%) Firewall
20 55 (25.46%) Hyper-V
21 54 (25.00%) Linux
22 51 (23.61%) SQL Server
22 51 (23.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 50 (23.15%) DNS
24 48 (22.22%) WAN
25 47 (21.76%) Cisco Certification
26 46 (21.30%) LAN
27 44 (20.37%) DHCP
27 44 (20.37%) XenDesktop

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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
1 106 (49.07%) MS Exchange
2 66 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 30 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 30 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (9.26%) IIS
6 16 (7.41%) SharePoint
7 14 (6.48%) Tomcat
8 12 (5.56%) Lync
9 10 (4.63%) JBoss
10 5 (2.31%) Apache
11 3 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.39%) CMS
11 3 (1.39%) EPiServer CMS
11 3 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.93%) Moodle
13 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 35 (16.20%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.94%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.48%) Office 365
2 3 (1.39%) IaaS
2 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (36.11%) SAN
2 55 (25.46%) Firewall
3 50 (23.15%) DNS
4 48 (22.22%) WAN
5 46 (21.30%) LAN
6 44 (20.37%) DHCP
7 23 (10.65%) NetScaler
8 19 (8.80%) NAS
9 18 (8.33%) iSCSI
10 17 (7.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (7.87%) TCP/IP
11 16 (7.41%) VPN
12 14 (6.48%) VLAN
13 12 (5.56%) WAAS
14 11 (5.09%) VoIP
15 10 (4.63%) BIG-IP
16 9 (4.17%) IP Telephony
17 8 (3.70%) Network Security
17 8 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
18 7 (3.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.63%) CruiseControl
1 10 (4.63%) Maven
1 10 (4.63%) Hudson
1 10 (4.63%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.17%) Artifactory
2 9 (4.17%) Mercurial
2 9 (4.17%) Ant
3 1 (0.46%) ProC
General
1 12 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (1.39%) Financial Institution
2 3 (1.39%) Legal
3 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.93%) Law
4 1 (0.46%) Back Office
4 1 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 50 (23.15%) Support Engineer
2 38 (17.59%) 3rd Line Support
3 32 (14.81%) Analyst
4 23 (10.65%) Senior Support Engineer
5 22 (10.19%) Architect
5 22 (10.19%) Systems Administrator
5 22 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (9.72%) Administrator
7 19 (8.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 19 (8.80%) Consultant
8 16 (7.41%) Virtualisation Architect
9 14 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (5.56%) Storage Architect
10 12 (5.56%) IT Support
10 12 (5.56%) Storage Solutions Architect
10 12 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (5.09%) Team Leader
11 11 (5.09%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (4.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.78%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.31%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.39%) .NET
3 3 (1.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.41%) Clustering
2 12 (5.56%) CLARiiON
2 12 (5.56%) Celerra
3 8 (3.70%) GIS
4 7 (3.24%) Replication
4 7 (3.24%) EqualLogic
4 7 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.78%) Handset
6 3 (1.39%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.39%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.39%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.46%) iSeries
7 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.46%) Tandem
7 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 175 (81.02%) Windows
2 101 (46.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (26.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (25.00%) Linux
6 15 (6.94%) Windows 8
7 14 (6.48%) Windows Vista
7 14 (6.48%) CentOS
8 11 (5.09%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.09%) Windows XP
9 10 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (4.17%) UNIX
11 8 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (3.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (2.31%) VMS
13 5 (2.31%) Solaris
14 3 (1.39%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.93%) Android
15 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.46%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (25.93%) ITIL
2 22 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
4 15 (6.94%) Business Continuity
5 12 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (5.09%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.63%) DevOps
8 9 (4.17%) Project Management
9 8 (3.70%) PRINCE
9 8 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (3.70%) Software Deployment
10 7 (3.24%) Change Control
10 7 (3.24%) Validation
11 6 (2.78%) Migration
11 6 (2.78%) Workflow
11 6 (2.78%) Change Management
11 6 (2.78%) CRM
11 6 (2.78%) Document Management
11 6 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (2.31%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.20%) SQL
2 21 (9.72%) VBScript
2 21 (9.72%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.02%) PHP
4 11 (5.09%) Perl
5 10 (4.63%) Python
5 10 (4.63%) Java
5 10 (4.63%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.78%) C#
6 6 (2.78%) R
7 4 (1.85%) C++
8 3 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (37.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (34.72%) MCSE
3 51 (23.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 47 (21.76%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (19.91%) Citrix Certification
6 38 (17.59%) CCNA
6 38 (17.59%) CCA
7 34 (15.74%) MCITP
8 23 (10.65%) MCSA
9 22 (10.19%) NCDA
10 20 (9.26%) VCAP
10 20 (9.26%) VTSP
11 18 (8.33%) Degree
11 18 (8.33%) MCTS
12 17 (7.87%) CCNP
12 17 (7.87%) CCEA
12 17 (7.87%) CCIA
13 16 (7.41%) NCIE
14 15 (6.94%) CCEE
15 8 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.09%) SLA
2 3 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 128 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (56.02%) Active Directory
3 62 (28.70%) XenApp
4 55 (25.46%) Hyper-V
5 44 (20.37%) XenDesktop
6 38 (17.59%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (12.04%) vCloud
8 20 (9.26%) VMware ESX
9 12 (5.56%) XenServer
10 6 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.85%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.39%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.93%) Squid
14 2 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.46%) SRDF
15 1 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 1 (0.46%) Xen
15 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (12.04%) Backup Exec
2 16 (7.41%) NetBackup
3 15 (6.94%) XenMobile
4 13 (6.02%) SCOM
5 11 (5.09%) Nagios
6 10 (4.63%) Puppet
7 9 (4.17%) SCCM
8 6 (2.78%) SCDPM
9 4 (1.85%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.39%) Legato
11 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.93%) WSUS
11 2 (0.93%) cPanel
11 2 (0.93%) Plesk
12 1 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.46%) Cacti
Vendors
1 208 (96.30%) VMware
2 150 (69.44%) Microsoft
3 130 (60.19%) Citrix
4 96 (44.44%) Cisco
5 69 (31.94%) HP
6 59 (27.31%) NetApp
7 43 (19.91%) EMC
8 31 (14.35%) Symantec
9 27 (12.50%) Dell
10 18 (8.33%) IBM
11 17 (7.87%) 3PAR
12 15 (6.94%) Red Hat
13 14 (6.48%) Juniper
14 11 (5.09%) Avaya
15 10 (4.63%) SonicWALL
16 7 (3.24%) Mitel
16 7 (3.24%) Siemens
17 5 (2.31%) CheckPoint
17 5 (2.31%) AppSense
17 5 (2.31%) WatchGuard
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Solihull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Rugby
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Kidderminster
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28.00 - £30.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago