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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 173 141 168
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +27
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 56 74 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 1.46% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 9.57% 11.64% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 51 69 25
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -33.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £25,200 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,200 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.79% -7.22%
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
585 636 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.28% 12.57% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 461 568 348
Average salary £40,000 £33,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% -18.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 -17 20 £38,750 +19.23% 4
Worcestershire -2 15 £30,500 +41.86% 2
Coventry -6 10 £62,000 +63.15% 4
Staffordshire +2 6 £22,500 -26.22%
Herefordshire +6 1 £27,000 +22.72%
Wolverhampton 0 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Warwickshire -18 1 £46,000 +53.33%
Halesowen - 1 £30,000 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 66 (83.54%) VMware
2 62 (78.48%) Windows
3 56 (70.89%) Windows Server
4 53 (67.09%) Microsoft
5 50 (63.29%) Active Directory
6 45 (56.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 37 (46.84%) Citrix
8 35 (44.30%) SAN
8 35 (44.30%) Firewall
9 34 (43.04%) Cisco
10 33 (41.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (40.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (40.51%) Hyper-V
12 27 (34.18%) MS Exchange
13 21 (26.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (25.32%) XenApp
15 19 (24.05%) Data Centre
15 19 (24.05%) WAN
15 19 (24.05%) LAN
16 18 (22.78%) DHCP
16 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
16 18 (22.78%) Backup Exec
16 18 (22.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 17 (21.52%) Veeam
17 17 (21.52%) SharePoint
17 17 (21.52%) DNS
18 16 (20.25%) IPv4
18 16 (20.25%) MCSA
18 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
18 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 27 (34.18%) MS Exchange
2 17 (21.52%) SharePoint
3 15 (18.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (16.46%) IIS
5 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (5.06%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) assyst
1 2 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) IaaS
1 7 (8.86%) Office 365
2 5 (6.33%) SaaS
3 3 (3.80%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (44.30%) Firewall
1 35 (44.30%) SAN
2 19 (24.05%) LAN
2 19 (24.05%) WAN
3 18 (22.78%) DHCP
4 17 (21.52%) DNS
5 16 (20.25%) IPv4
6 15 (18.99%) TCP/IP
7 14 (17.72%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (16.46%) Network Security
8 13 (16.46%) VPN
9 7 (8.86%) IPsec
9 7 (8.86%) MPLS
10 6 (7.59%) BGP
10 6 (7.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (7.59%) EIGRP
10 6 (7.59%) NetScaler
10 6 (7.59%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (3.80%) iSCSI
11 3 (3.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Hudson
General
1 5 (6.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.53%) Electronics
3 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.53%) Marketing
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Network Engineer
2 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 8 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Installations Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Senior IT Support
6 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) IT Support
7 3 (3.80%) Administrator
7 3 (3.80%) Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.05%) Data Centre
2 13 (16.46%) Driving Licence
3 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.86%) HP StoreVirtual
5 5 (6.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.53%) Clustering
7 2 (2.53%) Replication
7 2 (2.53%) Statistics
8 1 (1.27%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.27%) Handset
8 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (78.48%) Windows
2 56 (70.89%) Windows Server
3 33 (41.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (40.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (12.66%) Windows 8
7 7 (8.86%) Windows XP
8 6 (7.59%) Windows Vista
9 5 (6.33%) Linux
9 5 (6.33%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.80%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.27%) CentOS
11 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.13%) Migration
2 7 (8.86%) ITIL
3 6 (7.59%) Mentoring
3 6 (7.59%) Validation
4 5 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.06%) Information Management
5 4 (5.06%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.06%) Network Design
6 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (3.80%) Presales
6 3 (3.80%) QMS
6 3 (3.80%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.53%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.53%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.53%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.53%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.19%) SQL
2 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.53%) C
4 1 (1.27%) VB
4 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (26.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (22.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 16 (20.25%) MCSA
4 15 (18.99%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (18.99%) MCSE
5 11 (13.92%) CCNP
5 11 (13.92%) MCITP
6 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.06%) CCIE
9 3 (3.80%) CCNA
9 3 (3.80%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.53%) Degree
10 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.27%) CCA
11 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.27%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.72%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 50 (63.29%) Active Directory
2 45 (56.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (40.51%) Hyper-V
4 20 (25.32%) XenApp
5 8 (10.13%) XenDesktop
6 7 (8.86%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (7.59%) Terminal Services
8 4 (5.06%) VMware ESX
8 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.27%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.27%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (22.78%) Backup Exec
2 5 (6.33%) EdgeSight
3 4 (5.06%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.06%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.06%) SCCM
3 4 (5.06%) SCOM
4 3 (3.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.80%) WSUS
5 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.27%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 66 (83.54%) VMware
2 53 (67.09%) Microsoft
3 37 (46.84%) Citrix
4 34 (43.04%) Cisco
5 17 (21.52%) Veeam
6 15 (18.99%) NetApp
7 13 (16.46%) HP
8 10 (12.66%) Dell
9 9 (11.39%) Juniper
10 8 (10.13%) SAP
11 7 (8.86%) EMC
12 6 (7.59%) CheckPoint
12 6 (7.59%) SonicWALL
12 6 (7.59%) Symantec
13 5 (6.33%) F5
14 4 (5.06%) IBM
14 4 (5.06%) Intel Security
14 4 (5.06%) Sophos
15 3 (3.80%) Dell KACE
16 2 (2.53%) Open-E
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