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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 180 152 164
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +12
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 45 63 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 1.17% 0.92%
As % of the System Software category 8.44% 12.19% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 45 54 43
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,020 £27,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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
533 517 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.10% 9.57% 10.59%
Number of salaries quoted 467 454 530
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 31 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 31 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 -12 21 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Staffordshire +14 10 £35,750 +10.00% 1
Coventry -22 6 £36,250 -5.84% 1
Herefordshire - 4 £41,250 -
Solihull +13 3 £31,000 -27.05%
Shropshire -15 1 £20,000 -42.85%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 84 (88.42%) Windows
2 75 (78.95%) VMware
3 68 (71.58%) Active Directory
4 55 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 46 (48.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (48.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (48.42%) Microsoft
6 45 (47.37%) MS Exchange
7 37 (38.95%) HP
7 37 (38.95%) SAN
7 37 (38.95%) Hyper-V
8 35 (36.84%) NetApp
9 34 (35.79%) Cisco
10 33 (34.74%) Citrix
11 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (30.53%) SQL Server
13 27 (28.42%) Firewall
14 26 (27.37%) SQL
14 26 (27.37%) Dell
15 25 (26.32%) XenApp
16 23 (24.21%) Exchange Server 2013
17 22 (23.16%) Exchange Server 2003
17 22 (23.16%) DNS
18 19 (20.00%) DHCP
18 19 (20.00%) MS Excel
18 19 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
18 19 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
19 18 (18.95%) SonicWALL
19 18 (18.95%) SCCM
19 18 (18.95%) IPv4

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 45 (47.37%) MS Exchange
2 23 (24.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (23.16%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.26%) IIS
6 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.16%) Lync
8 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.05%) Apache
9 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.05%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.47%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) Symantec.cloud
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (38.95%) SAN
2 27 (28.42%) Firewall
3 22 (23.16%) DNS
4 19 (20.00%) DHCP
5 18 (18.95%) IPv4
6 15 (15.79%) IPsec
7 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
8 6 (6.32%) VLAN
9 5 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (4.21%) NetScaler
10 4 (4.21%) iSCSI
10 4 (4.21%) VoIP
11 3 (3.16%) LAN
11 3 (3.16%) Ethernet
11 3 (3.16%) Network Security
11 3 (3.16%) NAS
11 3 (3.16%) WAN
12 2 (2.11%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (2.11%) VPN
13 1 (1.05%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (11.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.16%) MySQL
6 2 (2.11%) Informix
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (4.21%) Back Office
1 4 (4.21%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (16.84%) Consultant
2 15 (15.79%) Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) Support Analyst
4 10 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (10.53%) Administrator
5 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Support Technician
7 6 (6.32%) IT Support
8 5 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Server Support
8 5 (5.26%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Architect
8 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) DBA
9 4 (4.21%) Server Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) IT Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Data Centre
1 16 (16.84%) HP StoreVirtual
2 11 (11.58%) Clustering
3 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.47%) Fat Client
4 9 (9.47%) Thin Client
4 9 (9.47%) Replication
5 6 (6.32%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.16%) HP Storage
6 3 (3.16%) iSeries
7 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.11%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (2.11%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.05%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 84 (88.42%) Windows
2 46 (48.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 46 (48.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (15.79%) Linux
5 7 (7.37%) UNIX
6 6 (6.32%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.32%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.32%) CentOS
7 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.26%) Solaris
7 5 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.11%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.47%) ITIL
2 7 (7.37%) Server Building
3 6 (6.32%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (6.32%) Mentoring
3 6 (6.32%) Project Management
4 5 (5.26%) Change Management
5 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.21%) Migration
6 3 (3.16%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.11%) Line Management
7 2 (2.11%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.11%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.11%) Network Design
7 2 (2.11%) IT Governance
7 2 (2.11%) Time Management
7 2 (2.11%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.05%) QMS
8 1 (1.05%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.05%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.05%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.37%) SQL
2 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
2 4 (4.21%) VBScript
3 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.05%) Java
4 1 (1.05%) Perl
4 1 (1.05%) PHP
4 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (16.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 15 (15.79%) MCSE
4 9 (9.47%) MCSA
5 8 (8.42%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (8.42%) MCITP
6 5 (5.26%) VCDX
6 5 (5.26%) NCDA
6 5 (5.26%) NCIE
6 5 (5.26%) VCAP
6 5 (5.26%) CCNA
6 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.21%) CCA
8 3 (3.16%) MCP
8 3 (3.16%) CCNP
9 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.05%) CCDP
10 1 (1.05%) CCEA
10 1 (1.05%) CCAA
10 1 (1.05%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (71.58%) Active Directory
2 55 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (38.95%) Hyper-V
4 25 (26.32%) XenApp
5 19 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
6 14 (14.74%) XenDesktop
6 14 (14.74%) Terminal Services
7 8 (8.42%) VMware ESX
8 6 (6.32%) vCloud
9 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (2.11%) DFS Replication
11 2 (2.11%) ISA Server
11 2 (2.11%) XenServer
12 1 (1.05%) MetaFrame
12 1 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 18 (18.95%) SCCM
2 14 (14.74%) Backup Exec
3 8 (8.42%) NetBackup
4 6 (6.32%) Nagios
4 6 (6.32%) SCOM
5 5 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.05%) Opsview
7 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.05%) Zenoss
7 1 (1.05%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.05%) WSUS
7 1 (1.05%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.05%) MOM
Vendors
1 75 (78.95%) VMware
2 46 (48.42%) Microsoft
3 37 (38.95%) HP
4 35 (36.84%) NetApp
5 34 (35.79%) Cisco
6 33 (34.74%) Citrix
7 26 (27.37%) Dell
8 18 (18.95%) SonicWALL
9 17 (17.89%) CheckPoint
10 10 (10.53%) IBM
11 8 (8.42%) Symantec
12 7 (7.37%) 3PAR
13 6 (6.32%) Sophos
13 6 (6.32%) Veeam
14 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
14 5 (5.26%) EMC
15 4 (4.21%) CA
16 3 (3.16%) Nimble Storage
17 2 (2.11%) WatchGuard
17 2 (2.11%) Splunk
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