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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 189 175 148
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -27
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 50 50 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.93% 1.24%
As % of the System Software category 7.79% 9.88% 12.33%
Number of salaries quoted 25 45 62
Median salary £42,500 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.43% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
642 506 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.31% 9.37% 10.08%
Number of salaries quoted 507 413 445
Median salary £36,250 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 -12 34 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Worcestershire - 6 £25,500 - 1
Coventry -2 2 £52,750 +42.56% 2
Walsall -7 2 £31,000 -27.90%
Staffordshire - 2 £41,500 -
Shropshire -19 1 £45,000 +23.28% 1
Halesowen - 1 £30,000 - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 92 (89.32%) VMware
2 76 (73.79%) Windows
3 72 (69.90%) Windows Server
4 67 (65.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (65.05%) Active Directory
5 64 (62.14%) Microsoft
6 45 (43.69%) MS Exchange
6 45 (43.69%) Citrix
7 43 (41.75%) Firewall
8 40 (38.83%) Cisco
9 39 (37.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (36.89%) SAN
11 37 (35.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (34.95%) Hyper-V
13 33 (32.04%) WAN
14 31 (30.10%) LAN
15 30 (29.13%) DHCP
16 28 (27.18%) DNS
17 26 (25.24%) SLA
18 25 (24.27%) XenApp
18 25 (24.27%) Exchange Server 2003
19 24 (23.30%) TCP/IP
19 24 (23.30%) VPN
19 24 (23.30%) SQL Server
20 23 (22.33%) Backup Exec
20 23 (22.33%) Data Centre
21 22 (21.36%) Microsoft Certification
21 22 (21.36%) Symantec
22 20 (19.42%) NetApp
22 20 (19.42%) SQL

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 45 (43.69%) MS Exchange
2 25 (24.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 18 (17.48%) SharePoint
4 17 (16.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (16.50%) IIS
5 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (6.80%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (17.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (12.62%) assyst
2 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.62%) Mimecast
2 9 (8.74%) Office 365
3 6 (5.83%) IaaS
3 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.83%) SaaS
4 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.88%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (41.75%) Firewall
2 38 (36.89%) SAN
3 33 (32.04%) WAN
4 31 (30.10%) LAN
5 30 (29.13%) DHCP
6 28 (27.18%) DNS
7 24 (23.30%) TCP/IP
7 24 (23.30%) VPN
8 18 (17.48%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (14.56%) IPv4
10 14 (13.59%) Network Security
11 12 (11.65%) NetScaler
12 11 (10.68%) MPLS
13 9 (8.74%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (5.83%) BGP
14 6 (5.83%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (5.83%) EIGRP
14 6 (5.83%) IPsec
14 6 (5.83%) Skype
14 6 (5.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (4.85%) Legal
2 3 (2.91%) Finance
2 3 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.94%) Back Office
4 1 (0.97%) Electronics
4 1 (0.97%) Law
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
4 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (22.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (18.45%) Exchange Engineer
3 15 (14.56%) Network Engineer
4 14 (13.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (10.68%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) Consultant
7 7 (6.80%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Installations Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.85%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) IT Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) IT Support
10 4 (3.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.33%) Data Centre
2 14 (13.59%) Driving Licence
3 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.77%) HP StoreVirtual
4 5 (4.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (4.85%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.91%) Replication
6 2 (1.94%) Handset
7 1 (0.97%) Clustering
7 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.97%) Statistics
7 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (73.79%) Windows
2 72 (69.90%) Windows Server
3 39 (37.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (35.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (8.74%) Linux
7 8 (7.77%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.83%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.88%) Unix
10 3 (2.91%) CentOS
10 3 (2.91%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.91%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.50%) Validation
2 14 (13.59%) ITIL
3 12 (11.65%) Migration
4 7 (6.80%) Presales
5 5 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (4.85%) High Availability
5 5 (4.85%) Information Security
5 5 (4.85%) Patch Management
5 5 (4.85%) Risk Management
5 5 (4.85%) Security Architecture
5 5 (4.85%) Security Management
5 5 (4.85%) Security Patching
5 5 (4.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (3.88%) Information Management
6 4 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (3.88%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.88%) Network Design
6 4 (3.88%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (2.91%) Data Acquisition
7 3 (2.91%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.42%) SQL
2 17 (16.50%) C
3 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.97%) VB
4 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (21.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (19.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 16 (15.53%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (15.53%) MCSA
4 15 (14.56%) MCSE
5 12 (11.65%) MCITP
6 11 (10.68%) CCNP
7 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
8 6 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared
9 5 (4.85%) DBS Check
9 5 (4.85%) Degree
10 4 (3.88%) CCIE
10 4 (3.88%) CCNA
11 3 (2.91%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.94%) VCAP
13 1 (0.97%) CCA
13 1 (0.97%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (25.24%) SLA
2 5 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.85%) QA
System Software
1 67 (65.05%) Active Directory
1 67 (65.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (34.95%) Hyper-V
3 25 (24.27%) XenApp
4 14 (13.59%) XenDesktop
5 13 (12.62%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.85%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (4.85%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.88%) VMware ESX
7 4 (3.88%) XenServer
8 2 (1.94%) vCloud
9 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.97%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (22.33%) Backup Exec
2 20 (19.42%) SCOM
3 14 (13.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (4.85%) EdgeSight
4 5 (4.85%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.85%) SCCM
5 3 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.91%) WSUS
6 2 (1.94%) vMotion
6 2 (1.94%) vRealize
7 1 (0.97%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.97%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.97%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 92 (89.32%) VMware
2 64 (62.14%) Microsoft
3 45 (43.69%) Citrix
4 40 (38.83%) Cisco
5 22 (21.36%) Symantec
6 20 (19.42%) NetApp
7 19 (18.45%) Veeam
8 15 (14.56%) HP
9 13 (12.62%) Dell
10 11 (10.68%) Juniper
11 9 (8.74%) SonicWALL
12 7 (6.80%) EMC
12 7 (6.80%) SAP
13 5 (4.85%) CheckPoint
13 5 (4.85%) F5
14 4 (3.88%) Aerohive Networks
14 4 (3.88%) IBM
14 4 (3.88%) Ruckus Wireless
15 3 (2.91%) Intel Security
15 3 (2.91%) Red Hat
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