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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 127 164 135
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -29
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 77 28 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 0.65% 1.42%
As % of the System Software category 12.46% 6.38% 12.32%
Number of salaries quoted 72 24 44
Average salary £34,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £27,000 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
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
618 439 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.39% 10.16% 11.56%
Number of salaries quoted 559 348 443
Average salary £34,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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 +8 35 £32,500 -35.00% 5
Worcestershire +17 10 £21,500 -57.00%
Solihull +5 8 £37,500 -9.63% 2
Coventry -7 8 £38,500 -30.00% 1
Wolverhampton -6 7 £37,500 +8.69% 1
Staffordshire +9 4 £27,500 -38.88% 1
Shropshire - 4 £30,250 -
Warwickshire -7 3 £30,000 -57.14%
Herefordshire - 2 £22,000 - 1
Walsall - 2 £42,500 -
Dudley - 2 £42,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 200 (95.69%) VMware
2 176 (84.21%) Windows
3 135 (64.59%) Microsoft
4 118 (56.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 117 (55.98%) Active Directory
6 116 (55.50%) Citrix
7 103 (49.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 97 (46.41%) Cisco
9 96 (45.93%) MS Exchange
10 75 (35.89%) SAN
11 70 (33.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 64 (30.62%) Linux
13 63 (30.14%) MCSE
14 58 (27.75%) HP
15 57 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
15 57 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 52 (24.88%) Firewall
17 51 (24.40%) SQL Server
17 51 (24.40%) NetApp
17 51 (24.40%) Windows Server 2003
17 51 (24.40%) Hyper-V
18 50 (23.92%) ITIL
19 49 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
19 49 (23.44%) XenApp
20 45 (21.53%) LAN
20 45 (21.53%) WAN
21 42 (20.10%) DNS
21 42 (20.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 40 (19.14%) CCNA
23 37 (17.70%) VMware ESXi

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 96 (45.93%) MS Exchange
2 57 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (13.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (9.57%) IIS
7 17 (8.13%) Tomcat
8 14 (6.70%) SharePoint
9 13 (6.22%) JBoss
10 11 (5.26%) Lync
11 5 (2.39%) Apache
11 5 (2.39%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (1.91%) EPiServer CMS
12 4 (1.91%) CMS
12 4 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.96%) Moodle
14 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (16.75%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.70%) MS Office
3 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.26%) Office 365
2 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.91%) IaaS
3 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (35.89%) SAN
2 52 (24.88%) Firewall
3 45 (21.53%) LAN
3 45 (21.53%) WAN
4 42 (20.10%) DNS
5 35 (16.75%) DHCP
6 15 (7.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (6.70%) VPN
8 13 (6.22%) VLAN
8 13 (6.22%) BIG-IP
8 13 (6.22%) NetScaler
9 12 (5.74%) NAS
9 12 (5.74%) iSCSI
9 12 (5.74%) TCP/IP
10 10 (4.78%) VoIP
11 9 (4.31%) Network Security
12 8 (3.83%) WAAS
12 8 (3.83%) IP Telephony
13 6 (2.87%) Internet
14 5 (2.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (24.40%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (7.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (6.22%) Maven
1 13 (6.22%) CruiseControl
1 13 (6.22%) Hudson
1 13 (6.22%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.74%) Artifactory
2 12 (5.74%) Mercurial
2 12 (5.74%) Ant
3 1 (0.48%) ProC
General
1 15 (7.18%) Finance
2 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
3 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.48%) Back Office
4 1 (0.48%) Automotive
4 1 (0.48%) Law
4 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (19.62%) Support Engineer
2 34 (16.27%) 3rd Line Support
2 34 (16.27%) Analyst
3 22 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
3 22 (10.53%) Administrator
4 20 (9.57%) Architect
5 19 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 19 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.66%) Senior Support Engineer
7 13 (6.22%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (5.74%) Virtualisation Architect
8 12 (5.74%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (5.74%) Consultant
9 10 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (4.78%) Junior
9 10 (4.78%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.78%) Team Leader
10 8 (3.83%) Storage Architect
10 8 (3.83%) Storage Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.83%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.39%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.91%) .NET
3 3 (1.44%) COM
4 2 (0.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.18%) Clustering
2 9 (4.31%) EqualLogic
3 8 (3.83%) Celerra
3 8 (3.83%) CLARiiON
3 8 (3.83%) GIS
4 6 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.87%) Handset
5 5 (2.39%) Replication
6 3 (1.44%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.44%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.96%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.96%) Tandem
8 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.48%) iSeries
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 176 (84.21%) Windows
2 103 (49.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (30.62%) Linux
4 57 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (24.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (7.66%) CentOS
7 13 (6.22%) Windows Vista
8 12 (5.74%) Windows 8
8 12 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.78%) Windows 7
9 10 (4.78%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.31%) UNIX
11 7 (3.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 7 (3.35%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (2.39%) VMS
12 5 (2.39%) Solaris
13 3 (1.44%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.96%) Android
15 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.92%) ITIL
2 17 (8.13%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (7.66%) Business Continuity
3 16 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (6.22%) Service Delivery
4 13 (6.22%) DevOps
5 11 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (4.78%) Software Deployment
6 10 (4.78%) Project Management
7 8 (3.83%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (3.83%) PRINCE
7 8 (3.83%) Document Management
7 8 (3.83%) Workflow
8 7 (3.35%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (2.87%) Change Control
9 6 (2.87%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.87%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.87%) CRM
10 5 (2.39%) Change Management
10 5 (2.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.31%) SQL
2 25 (11.96%) VBScript
2 25 (11.96%) PowerShell
3 16 (7.66%) PHP
4 14 (6.70%) Perl
5 13 (6.22%) Python
5 13 (6.22%) Java
5 13 (6.22%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.31%) C#
7 5 (2.39%) C++
7 5 (2.39%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.39%) R
8 4 (1.91%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.44%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (33.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (30.14%) MCSE
3 49 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (20.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 40 (19.14%) CCNA
6 29 (13.88%) Citrix Certification
7 26 (12.44%) MCITP
7 26 (12.44%) MCSA
8 24 (11.48%) CCA
9 21 (10.05%) Degree
10 19 (9.09%) CCNP
11 16 (7.66%) VCAP
12 15 (7.18%) VTSP
13 13 (6.22%) CCEA
13 13 (6.22%) CCIA
14 12 (5.74%) CCEE
14 12 (5.74%) NCDA
15 11 (5.26%) NCIE
16 10 (4.78%) MCTS
17 6 (2.87%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.22%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 118 (56.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (55.98%) Active Directory
3 51 (24.40%) Hyper-V
4 49 (23.44%) XenApp
5 37 (17.70%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (15.79%) XenDesktop
7 23 (11.00%) vCloud
8 19 (9.09%) VMware ESX
9 14 (6.70%) XenServer
10 6 (2.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.91%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.96%) Squid
14 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.48%) Xen
14 1 (0.48%) SRDF
14 1 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 21 (10.05%) Backup Exec
2 17 (8.13%) NetBackup
3 13 (6.22%) Puppet
3 13 (6.22%) XenMobile
4 12 (5.74%) SCCM
5 11 (5.26%) Nagios
6 7 (3.35%) SCOM
7 5 (2.39%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.91%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.96%) Plesk
9 2 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.96%) cPanel
9 2 (0.96%) WSUS
9 2 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.96%) Legato
10 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.48%) Cacti
Vendors
1 200 (95.69%) VMware
2 135 (64.59%) Microsoft
3 116 (55.50%) Citrix
4 97 (46.41%) Cisco
5 58 (27.75%) HP
6 51 (24.40%) NetApp
7 34 (16.27%) EMC
8 30 (14.35%) Symantec
9 29 (13.88%) Dell
10 17 (8.13%) Red Hat
11 16 (7.66%) Juniper
12 15 (7.18%) IBM
12 15 (7.18%) 3PAR
13 10 (4.78%) SonicWALL
14 9 (4.31%) Avaya
15 6 (2.87%) CheckPoint
16 5 (2.39%) Oracle
16 5 (2.39%) WatchGuard
17 4 (1.91%) EPiServer
17 4 (1.91%) Open-E
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