The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 146 160 123
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -37
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 60 49 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.13% 0.89% 1.63%
As % of the System Software category 12.22% 8.36% 16.39%
Number of salaries quoted 51 40 64
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
System Software Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
491 586 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.22% 10.59% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 428 525 427
Average salary £36,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,004 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
vSphere
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +10 25 £45,000 - 5
Coventry +2 15 £38,500 +10.00%
Shropshire +10 11 £35,000 +16.66%
Solihull - 7 £40,000 - 1
Wolverhampton 0 5 £55,000 +29.41%
Warwickshire +19 3 £27,500 -
Staffordshire -13 3 £32,500 - 3
Worcestershire +1 1 £35,000 -
Bilston - 1 £35,000 -
Walsall - 1 £35,000 -
Willenhall - 1 £35,000 -
Dudley - 1 £35,000 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 105 (85.37%) VMware
2 93 (75.61%) Windows
3 71 (57.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (54.47%) Microsoft
5 66 (53.66%) Cisco
6 65 (52.85%) Citrix
7 64 (52.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (51.22%) Active Directory
9 49 (39.84%) MS Exchange
10 44 (35.77%) NetApp
11 43 (34.96%) Exchange Server 2010
12 42 (34.15%) DNS
13 41 (33.33%) SAN
13 41 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 40 (32.52%) XenApp
14 40 (32.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 40 (32.52%) SQL
15 38 (30.89%) Firewall
16 34 (27.64%) HP
16 34 (27.64%) Exchange Server 2007
17 33 (26.83%) XenDesktop
18 30 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 30 (24.39%) IIS
18 30 (24.39%) VMware ESXi
19 29 (23.58%) VMware ESX
20 27 (21.95%) Backup Exec
20 27 (21.95%) LAN
20 27 (21.95%) WAN
20 27 (21.95%) DHCP
20 27 (21.95%) MS Excel

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 49 (39.84%) MS Exchange
2 43 (34.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (27.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 30 (24.39%) IIS
5 15 (12.20%) Apache
6 13 (10.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (10.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
8 8 (6.50%) Moodle
9 4 (3.25%) WordPress
10 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.63%) CMS
10 2 (1.63%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.81%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (21.95%) MS Excel
2 18 (14.63%) MS Office
3 17 (13.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) Office 365
2 2 (1.63%) IaaS
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (34.15%) DNS
2 41 (33.33%) SAN
3 38 (30.89%) Firewall
4 27 (21.95%) LAN
4 27 (21.95%) WAN
4 27 (21.95%) DHCP
5 26 (21.14%) VLAN
6 22 (17.89%) NetScaler
7 21 (17.07%) TCP/IP
8 17 (13.82%) SSH
9 16 (13.01%) Fibre Channel
10 15 (12.20%) HTTP
11 14 (11.38%) SSL
12 13 (10.57%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (9.76%) iSCSI
13 12 (9.76%) NAS
13 12 (9.76%) VPN
14 8 (6.50%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (5.69%) Ethernet
15 7 (5.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.50%) MySQL
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 16 (13.01%) Finance
2 14 (11.38%) Publishing
3 5 (4.07%) Banking
3 5 (4.07%) Law
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (26.83%) Support Engineer
2 29 (23.58%) Consultant
3 25 (20.33%) Analyst
4 18 (14.63%) Network Analyst
5 17 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (11.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 11 (8.94%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (8.94%) Senior Network Analyst
7 11 (8.94%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 11 (8.94%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 9 (7.32%) IT Support
8 9 (7.32%) Senior Support Engineer
8 9 (7.32%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (6.50%) Architect
9 8 (6.50%) Senior Consultant
9 8 (6.50%) Storage Consultant
9 8 (6.50%) Senior IT Support
9 8 (6.50%) VMware Consultant
10 7 (5.69%) FlexPod Consultant
10 7 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) LAMP
2 5 (4.07%) .NET
2 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.44%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.81%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Open Source
1 10 (8.13%) FlexPod
2 8 (6.50%) Clustering
3 7 (5.69%) Replication
4 6 (4.88%) CLARiiON
4 6 (4.88%) Celerra
5 5 (4.07%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.25%) VLE
7 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.63%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.81%) PDA
9 1 (0.81%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 93 (75.61%) Windows
2 64 (52.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (32.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (20.33%) Linux
5 21 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (10.57%) Windows 7
7 10 (8.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 9 (7.32%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.07%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.63%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.81%) UNIX
11 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.33%) Load Balancing
2 22 (17.89%) ITIL
3 13 (10.57%) Change Control
4 12 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.69%) Time Management
6 6 (4.88%) Asset Management
6 6 (4.88%) Migration
7 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.07%) Network Management
8 4 (3.25%) Content Management
8 4 (3.25%) Validation
9 3 (2.44%) Project Management
9 3 (2.44%) Information Management
9 3 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (1.63%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (1.63%) Supply Chain Management
10 2 (1.63%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (32.52%) SQL
2 17 (13.82%) PowerShell
3 16 (13.01%) Bash Shell
4 15 (12.20%) Perl
5 8 (6.50%) PHP
6 5 (4.07%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 30 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (20.33%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (19.51%) CCNA
5 23 (18.70%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (18.70%) NCDA
6 21 (17.07%) MCSE
7 19 (15.45%) VCAP
8 17 (13.82%) MCITP
9 16 (13.01%) CCA
9 16 (13.01%) NCIE
10 13 (10.57%) VCDX
10 13 (10.57%) MCTS
11 12 (9.76%) VTSP
12 11 (8.94%) CCEE
13 10 (8.13%) CCIA
14 8 (6.50%) CCEA
15 5 (4.07%) CCAA
16 3 (2.44%) MCSA
16 3 (2.44%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) SLA
1 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (57.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (51.22%) Active Directory
3 40 (32.52%) XenApp
4 33 (26.83%) XenDesktop
5 30 (24.39%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (23.58%) VMware ESX
7 26 (21.14%) Hyper-V
8 14 (11.38%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (7.32%) XenServer
10 8 (6.50%) Shibboleth
11 6 (4.88%) vCloud
12 4 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (2.44%) Squid
13 3 (2.44%) NFS
14 2 (1.63%) KVM
14 2 (1.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (21.95%) Backup Exec
2 14 (11.38%) WSUS
3 8 (6.50%) SCOM
3 8 (6.50%) XenMobile
4 5 (4.07%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.44%) SCCM
5 3 (2.44%) Plesk
6 1 (0.81%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.81%) Legato
Vendors
1 105 (85.37%) VMware
2 67 (54.47%) Microsoft
3 66 (53.66%) Cisco
4 65 (52.85%) Citrix
5 44 (35.77%) NetApp
6 34 (27.64%) HP
7 17 (13.82%) Dell
7 17 (13.82%) EMC
8 14 (11.38%) Altiris
9 12 (9.76%) IBM
10 9 (7.32%) Symantec
11 8 (6.50%) Siemens
11 8 (6.50%) Mitel
12 7 (5.69%) 3PAR
13 5 (4.07%) Kaspersky
13 5 (4.07%) Veeam
14 3 (2.44%) Remedy
14 3 (2.44%) AppSense
15 2 (1.63%) Avaya
15 2 (1.63%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: Unspecified £40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum - Overall package circa £50
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Anthony Collins Solicitors
Posted: 26 days ago