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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 129 143 126
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 79 62 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.14% 1.50%
As % of the System Software category 14.63% 11.15% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 68 50 62
Average salary £38,500 £47,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.94% +39.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £30,800 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
540 556 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.05% 10.20% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 466 505 402
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,700 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 26 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Coventry +10 13 £38,500 +10.00%
Shropshire +5 11 £35,000 +16.66%
Solihull +4 10 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Worcestershire +3 8 £30,000 -6.25% 2
Staffordshire -13 8 £36,250 +11.53% 3
Warwickshire +15 3 £27,500 -43.29%
Wolverhampton +5 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 127 (87.59%) VMware
2 116 (80.00%) Windows
3 90 (62.07%) Microsoft
4 83 (57.24%) Active Directory
5 79 (54.48%) Citrix
6 77 (53.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 72 (49.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (48.28%) Cisco
9 67 (46.21%) MS Exchange
10 54 (37.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 49 (33.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 46 (31.72%) NetApp
12 46 (31.72%) DNS
13 44 (30.34%) SQL
13 44 (30.34%) SAN
14 43 (29.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 41 (28.28%) XenApp
15 41 (28.28%) Firewall
16 40 (27.59%) HP
17 39 (26.90%) Microsoft Certification
18 37 (25.52%) Exchange Server 2007
19 36 (24.83%) VMware ESXi
20 35 (24.14%) IIS
20 35 (24.14%) Linux
21 33 (22.76%) MCSE
21 33 (22.76%) XenDesktop
22 32 (22.07%) Hyper-V
23 31 (21.38%) Backup Exec
24 30 (20.69%) MS Excel
24 30 (20.69%) WAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 67 (46.21%) MS Exchange
2 54 (37.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (25.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 35 (24.14%) IIS
5 21 (14.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (11.72%) SharePoint
8 12 (8.28%) Apache
9 9 (6.21%) Moodle
10 7 (4.83%) Tomcat
11 5 (3.45%) Lync
12 4 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (2.76%) CMS
12 4 (2.76%) WordPress
12 4 (2.76%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 30 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 25 (17.24%) MS Office
3 18 (12.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) Office 365
2 4 (2.76%) IaaS
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (31.72%) DNS
2 44 (30.34%) SAN
3 41 (28.28%) Firewall
4 30 (20.69%) WAN
5 29 (20.00%) DHCP
6 28 (19.31%) LAN
6 28 (19.31%) VLAN
7 24 (16.55%) TCP/IP
8 20 (13.79%) NetScaler
9 18 (12.41%) SSH
10 17 (11.72%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (10.34%) NAS
11 15 (10.34%) iSCSI
12 14 (9.66%) HTTP
12 14 (9.66%) VPN
12 14 (9.66%) SSL
13 13 (8.97%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (6.21%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (4.83%) WAAS
15 7 (4.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.52%) MySQL
4 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Hudson
1 5 (3.45%) CruiseControl
1 5 (3.45%) Maven
1 5 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.76%) Artifactory
2 4 (2.76%) Ant
2 4 (2.76%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.69%) ProC
General
1 15 (10.34%) Finance
2 14 (9.66%) Publishing
3 7 (4.83%) Law
4 5 (3.45%) Banking
5 4 (2.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 40 (27.59%) Support Engineer
2 24 (16.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (15.86%) Analyst
4 22 (15.17%) Consultant
5 17 (11.72%) Network Analyst
6 12 (8.28%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (8.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (6.90%) Architect
7 10 (6.90%) IT Support
7 10 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
7 10 (6.90%) Senior Support Engineer
7 10 (6.90%) Senior Network Analyst
8 9 (6.21%) Storage Consultant
8 9 (6.21%) Senior IT Support
9 8 (5.52%) VMware Consultant
10 7 (4.83%) Storage Architect
10 7 (4.83%) Virtualisation Architect
10 7 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.21%) LAMP
2 4 (2.76%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.07%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.38%) .NET
5 1 (0.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Clustering
2 10 (6.90%) Open Source
3 9 (6.21%) FlexPod
4 7 (4.83%) Celerra
4 7 (4.83%) Replication
4 7 (4.83%) CLARiiON
5 5 (3.45%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.76%) VLE
7 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) PDA
8 1 (0.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 116 (80.00%) Windows
2 72 (49.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (33.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (24.14%) Linux
5 28 (19.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (9.66%) Windows 7
7 11 (7.59%) Windows 2000 Server
8 9 (6.21%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.14%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.76%) UNIX
10 4 (2.76%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.07%) CentOS
12 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.31%) ITIL
2 21 (14.48%) Load Balancing
3 16 (11.03%) Change Control
4 13 (8.97%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (8.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.83%) Time Management
7 6 (4.14%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (4.14%) Validation
7 6 (4.14%) Migration
7 6 (4.14%) Asset Management
8 5 (3.45%) Network Management
8 5 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.45%) Change Management
8 5 (3.45%) DevOps
8 5 (3.45%) Software Deployment
9 4 (2.76%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.76%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.76%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.76%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.34%) SQL
2 22 (15.17%) PowerShell
3 19 (13.10%) Perl
4 16 (11.03%) Bash Shell
5 13 (8.97%) PHP
6 6 (4.14%) VBScript
7 5 (3.45%) Java
7 5 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.45%) Python
8 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.38%) R
9 1 (0.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 43 (29.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 39 (26.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (22.76%) MCSE
4 27 (18.62%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (18.62%) CCNA
5 24 (16.55%) Citrix Certification
6 23 (15.86%) NCDA
7 21 (14.48%) CCA
8 20 (13.79%) MCITP
8 20 (13.79%) VCAP
9 16 (11.03%) VTSP
9 16 (11.03%) NCIE
10 14 (9.66%) MCTS
11 12 (8.28%) VCDX
12 8 (5.52%) CCIA
12 8 (5.52%) CCEA
13 6 (4.14%) CCEE
14 4 (2.76%) MCSA
15 3 (2.07%) CCAA
15 3 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) SLA
System Software
1 83 (57.24%) Active Directory
2 77 (53.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (28.28%) XenApp
4 36 (24.83%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (22.76%) XenDesktop
6 32 (22.07%) Hyper-V
7 28 (19.31%) VMware ESX
8 14 (9.66%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (5.52%) Shibboleth
10 7 (4.83%) vCloud
11 4 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.76%) Squid
12 3 (2.07%) XenServer
13 2 (1.38%) Terminal Server
13 2 (1.38%) NFS
13 2 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 31 (21.38%) Backup Exec
2 14 (9.66%) WSUS
3 13 (8.97%) SCOM
4 8 (5.52%) XenMobile
5 5 (3.45%) Puppet
5 5 (3.45%) SCCM
5 5 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.76%) SCDPM
6 4 (2.76%) Plesk
7 3 (2.07%) Nagios
8 2 (1.38%) Legato
8 2 (1.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 127 (87.59%) VMware
2 90 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 79 (54.48%) Citrix
4 70 (48.28%) Cisco
5 46 (31.72%) NetApp
6 40 (27.59%) HP
7 18 (12.41%) EMC
8 14 (9.66%) Altiris
9 12 (8.28%) Dell
9 12 (8.28%) Symantec
10 11 (7.59%) IBM
10 11 (7.59%) 3PAR
11 9 (6.21%) Mitel
11 9 (6.21%) Siemens
12 5 (3.45%) Kaspersky
12 5 (3.45%) JBoss
13 4 (2.76%) Avaya
13 4 (2.76%) EPiServer
14 3 (2.07%) AppSense
14 3 (2.07%) Red Hat
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 10000 Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + On-call allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + car
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car OR car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Competitive, Grade 7
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago