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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 191 188 165
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -23
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 46 43 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.73% 1.12%
As % of the System Software category 6.79% 7.90% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 37 43 51
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,000 £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
677 544 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.22% 9.27% 10.01%
Number of salaries quoted 545 476 466
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,479
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £24,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -4 24 £45,000 +24.13% 3
Coventry +4 9 £65,000 +79.31% 2
Shropshire -10 5 £45,000 +125.00%
Staffordshire -11 3 £34,000 -15.00% 1
Halesowen - 2 £37,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £40,000 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 83 (86.46%) VMware
2 68 (70.83%) Active Directory
3 67 (69.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (64.58%) Windows Server
4 62 (64.58%) Windows
5 55 (57.29%) Microsoft
6 54 (56.25%) MS Exchange
7 48 (50.00%) Firewall
8 42 (43.75%) DNS
9 40 (41.67%) DHCP
10 39 (40.63%) WAN
10 39 (40.63%) SAN
11 37 (38.54%) VPN
12 36 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
13 34 (35.42%) LAN
14 33 (34.38%) TCP/IP
15 31 (32.29%) SLA
15 31 (32.29%) Cisco
15 31 (32.29%) Citrix
15 31 (32.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (31.25%) SCOM
17 25 (26.04%) SQL Server
18 23 (23.96%) Symantec
19 22 (22.92%) Hyper-V
19 22 (22.92%) Data Centre
20 21 (21.88%) XenApp
20 21 (21.88%) C
21 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
21 20 (20.83%) Validation
21 20 (20.83%) XenDesktop

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 54 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 36 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 18 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (8.33%) IIS
6 5 (5.21%) Skype for Business
7 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.17%) SAS
7 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) MS Office
2 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (19.79%) assyst
2 1 (1.04%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.04%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.75%) Mimecast
2 8 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.33%) SaaS
3 7 (7.29%) IaaS
3 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (5.21%) Office 365
5 4 (4.17%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (50.00%) Firewall
2 42 (43.75%) DNS
3 40 (41.67%) DHCP
4 39 (40.63%) SAN
4 39 (40.63%) WAN
5 37 (38.54%) VPN
6 34 (35.42%) LAN
7 33 (34.38%) TCP/IP
8 17 (17.71%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (13.54%) NetScaler
10 12 (12.50%) MPLS
10 12 (12.50%) Network Security
11 11 (11.46%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (9.38%) VLAN
13 8 (8.33%) BGP
13 8 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (8.33%) EIGRP
13 8 (8.33%) IPv4
13 8 (8.33%) VoIP
14 7 (7.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 7 (7.29%) Legal
2 3 (3.13%) Law
3 2 (2.08%) Back Office
3 2 (2.08%) Finance
3 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Retail
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (28.13%) Exchange Engineer
1 27 (28.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (16.67%) Consultant
3 13 (13.54%) Network Engineer
4 12 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 10 (10.42%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Server Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) VMware Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Exchange Support
10 4 (4.17%) Implementation Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.17%) Installations Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Lead Network Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.04%) JSON
1 1 (1.04%) RESTful
1 1 (1.04%) SOAP
1 1 (1.04%) Web Services
1 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.29%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (6.25%) HP StoreVirtual
5 5 (5.21%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.13%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.08%) Handset
8 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.04%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.04%) Replication
8 1 (1.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 62 (64.58%) Windows
1 62 (64.58%) Windows Server
2 31 (32.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.54%) Linux
5 11 (11.46%) Windows 8
6 7 (7.29%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.25%) Unix
8 5 (5.21%) CentOS
9 2 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.04%) Android
10 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.83%) Validation
2 16 (16.67%) ITIL
3 13 (13.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.29%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (7.29%) Presales
4 7 (7.29%) Web Filtering
5 5 (5.21%) High Availability
5 5 (5.21%) Information Security
5 5 (5.21%) Migration
5 5 (5.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 5 (5.21%) Patch Management
5 5 (5.21%) Risk Management
5 5 (5.21%) Security Architecture
5 5 (5.21%) Security Management
5 5 (5.21%) Security Patching
5 5 (5.21%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 5 (5.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (4.17%) Network Design
6 4 (4.17%) Server Building
7 3 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.88%) C
2 18 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.29%) CCIE
4 7 (7.29%) CCNA
4 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (5.21%) CCNP
6 5 (5.21%) DBS Check
6 5 (5.21%) Degree
7 4 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (4.17%) MCITP
7 4 (4.17%) MCSA
7 4 (4.17%) MCSE
7 4 (4.17%) VCAP
8 2 (2.08%) VCP5
9 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (32.29%) SLA
2 7 (7.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.21%) QA
System Software
1 68 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 67 (69.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (22.92%) Hyper-V
4 21 (21.88%) XenApp
5 20 (20.83%) XenDesktop
6 13 (13.54%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (4.17%) Terminal Services
7 4 (4.17%) vCloud
7 4 (4.17%) XenServer
8 3 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (31.25%) SCOM
2 17 (17.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (8.33%) Backup Exec
4 5 (5.21%) SCCM
5 4 (4.17%) EdgeSight
5 4 (4.17%) vRealize
6 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.08%) vMotion
6 2 (2.08%) WSUS
7 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 83 (86.46%) VMware
2 55 (57.29%) Microsoft
3 31 (32.29%) Cisco
3 31 (32.29%) Citrix
4 23 (23.96%) Symantec
5 17 (17.71%) NetApp
6 11 (11.46%) SonicWALL
7 10 (10.42%) Dell
7 10 (10.42%) HP
8 9 (9.38%) Veeam
9 8 (8.33%) EMC
10 7 (7.29%) F5
11 6 (6.25%) Juniper
12 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
13 4 (4.17%) Aerohive Networks
13 4 (4.17%) CheckPoint
13 4 (4.17%) Ruckus Wireless
14 3 (3.13%) AppSense
14 3 (3.13%) IronPort
14 3 (3.13%) MobileIron
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Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: Excellent
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Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
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