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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 180 179 141
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -38
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 52 41 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.73% 1.47%
As % of the System Software category 7.93% 8.18% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 34 40 68
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £28,495 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £41,150 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
656 501 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.31% 8.87% 11.03%
Number of salaries quoted 514 425 510
Median salary £34,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -13 27 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Coventry +5 8 £65,000 +73.33% 1
Solihull +12 3 £32,500 +4.83% 1
Warwickshire +2 3 £38,000 -5.00%
Staffordshire -5 3 £34,000 +19.08% 2
Shropshire -7 3 £45,000 +125.00%
Walsall - 3 £22,500 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 84 (85.71%) VMware
2 75 (76.53%) Active Directory
3 66 (67.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (58.16%) Microsoft
5 55 (56.12%) Windows
5 55 (56.12%) Windows Server
6 53 (54.08%) DNS
7 52 (53.06%) MS Exchange
8 51 (52.04%) DHCP
9 46 (46.94%) Firewall
10 45 (45.92%) WAN
11 41 (41.84%) TCP/IP
11 41 (41.84%) VPN
12 38 (38.78%) SAN
13 37 (37.76%) LAN
14 36 (36.73%) Exchange Server 2003
15 33 (33.67%) SLA
15 33 (33.67%) Cisco
15 33 (33.67%) Citrix
16 32 (32.65%) Windows Server 2012
17 30 (30.61%) SCOM
18 28 (28.57%) Hyper-V
19 24 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
19 24 (24.49%) Validation
19 24 (24.49%) Symantec
19 24 (24.49%) SQL Server
20 23 (23.47%) Cisco Certification
20 23 (23.47%) XenApp
20 23 (23.47%) assyst
20 23 (23.47%) Data Centre

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (53.06%) MS Exchange
2 36 (36.73%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (7.14%) IIS
5 7 (7.14%) Skype for Business
6 6 (6.12%) SAS
7 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (15.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Office
2 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (23.47%) assyst
2 1 (1.02%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.02%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.43%) Mimecast
2 12 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (10.20%) Office 365
4 9 (9.18%) SaaS
5 8 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (8.16%) IaaS
6 4 (4.08%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (54.08%) DNS
2 51 (52.04%) DHCP
3 46 (46.94%) Firewall
4 45 (45.92%) WAN
5 41 (41.84%) TCP/IP
5 41 (41.84%) VPN
6 38 (38.78%) SAN
7 37 (37.76%) LAN
8 19 (19.39%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (14.29%) NetScaler
10 13 (13.27%) MPLS
10 13 (13.27%) Network Security
11 12 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (12.24%) EIGRP
12 11 (11.22%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (11.22%) VLAN
13 9 (9.18%) BGP
13 9 (9.18%) IPv4
14 8 (8.16%) VoIP
15 7 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (3.06%) Law
1 3 (3.06%) Legal
2 2 (2.04%) Back Office
2 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (26.53%) Exchange Engineer
3 18 (18.37%) Consultant
4 15 (15.31%) Network Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
7 6 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Server Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.10%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Lead Network Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Exchange Support
9 4 (4.08%) Implementation Consultant
9 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.08%) Installations Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) JSON
1 1 (1.02%) RESTful
1 1 (1.02%) SOAP
1 1 (1.02%) Web Services
1 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.47%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (6.12%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.06%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.06%) PKI
6 2 (2.04%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.04%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (1.02%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (56.12%) Windows
1 55 (56.12%) Windows Server
2 32 (32.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (12.24%) Linux
6 9 (9.18%) Windows 8
7 6 (6.12%) Unix
8 4 (4.08%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.06%) CentOS
10 2 (2.04%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.02%) Android
11 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) Validation
2 14 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (14.29%) ITIL
3 8 (8.16%) Presales
4 5 (5.10%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (5.10%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (5.10%) Use Case
5 4 (4.08%) High Availability
5 4 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (4.08%) Migration
5 4 (4.08%) Network Design
5 4 (4.08%) Server Building
5 4 (4.08%) Web Filtering
6 3 (3.06%) BCP
6 3 (3.06%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.06%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.06%) Change Control
6 3 (3.06%) Change Management
6 3 (3.06%) Project Management
6 3 (3.06%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.41%) C
2 12 (12.24%) SQL
3 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (23.47%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (15.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (14.29%) CCNA
4 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (9.18%) CCNP
6 8 (8.16%) CCIE
6 8 (8.16%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (8.16%) MCSA
6 8 (8.16%) MCSE
6 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
7 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 6 (6.12%) MCITP
8 6 (6.12%) VCAP
9 3 (3.06%) CCA
10 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.04%) VCP5
11 1 (1.02%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.02%) Degree
11 1 (1.02%) MCP
11 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (33.67%) SLA
2 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 75 (76.53%) Active Directory
2 66 (67.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 23 (23.47%) XenApp
5 22 (22.45%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.12%) vCloud
7 5 (5.10%) VMware ESX
7 5 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.08%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (4.08%) Terminal Services
8 4 (4.08%) XenServer
9 3 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (30.61%) SCOM
2 20 (20.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (6.12%) vRealize
4 5 (5.10%) EdgeSight
4 5 (5.10%) SCCM
5 4 (4.08%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.06%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.06%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.04%) WSUS
8 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 84 (85.71%) VMware
2 57 (58.16%) Microsoft
3 33 (33.67%) Cisco
3 33 (33.67%) Citrix
4 24 (24.49%) Symantec
5 18 (18.37%) NetApp
6 14 (14.29%) SonicWALL
7 13 (13.27%) Dell
7 13 (13.27%) HP
8 11 (11.22%) EMC
9 8 (8.16%) F5
9 8 (8.16%) Veeam
10 6 (6.12%) CheckPoint
10 6 (6.12%) Juniper
11 4 (4.08%) Aerohive Networks
11 4 (4.08%) Altiris
11 4 (4.08%) AppSense
11 4 (4.08%) Ruckus Wireless
12 3 (3.06%) MobileIron
12 3 (3.06%) Riverbed
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