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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 172 144 134
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -10
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 41 62 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 1.21% 1.33%
As % of the System Software category 8.89% 12.78% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 39 62 52
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,500 £45,000
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
461 485 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.74% 9.45% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 380 431 520
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -25 18 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Coventry -12 10 £37,000 -22.10%
Shropshire -24 5 £36,500 -2.66%
Wolverhampton +15 3 £42,500 +21.42%
Walsall +6 2 £43,000 +22.85%
Solihull -7 2 £33,500 -10.66%
Staffordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Dudley -4 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Warwickshire - 1 £36,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £72,500 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 103 (90.35%) VMware
2 100 (87.72%) Windows
3 67 (58.77%) Active Directory
4 63 (55.26%) Microsoft
5 60 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 59 (51.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (44.74%) Cisco
8 46 (40.35%) MS Exchange
9 41 (35.96%) Citrix
10 38 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 38 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (31.58%) Linux
12 34 (29.82%) Firewall
13 31 (27.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 31 (27.19%) Exchange Server 2010
14 30 (26.32%) SAN
15 28 (24.56%) HP
16 27 (23.68%) DNS
16 27 (23.68%) MCSE
16 27 (23.68%) NetApp
16 27 (23.68%) XenApp
17 25 (21.93%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (21.93%) SQL
18 24 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
18 24 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 24 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
19 23 (20.18%) Hyper-V
19 23 (20.18%) CCNA
20 21 (18.42%) SQL Server 2008
20 21 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 46 (40.35%) MS Exchange
2 31 (27.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (9.65%) Tomcat
5 10 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (6.14%) IIS
7 6 (5.26%) Apache
7 6 (5.26%) JBoss
8 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.63%) Lync
10 2 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.88%) CMS
11 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.88%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.88%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 19 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) Office 365
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.88%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (29.82%) Firewall
2 30 (26.32%) SAN
3 27 (23.68%) DNS
4 20 (17.54%) DHCP
5 10 (8.77%) WAN
5 10 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.77%) LAN
6 8 (7.02%) IPsec
7 7 (6.14%) IPv4
7 7 (6.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (5.26%) VPN
8 6 (5.26%) BIG-IP
9 5 (4.39%) VLAN
10 3 (2.63%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.63%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.63%) NAS
10 3 (2.63%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.63%) DDNS
10 3 (2.63%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.75%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 21 (18.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.63%) MySQL
6 2 (1.75%) Informix
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Mercurial
1 6 (5.26%) Hudson
1 6 (5.26%) Artifactory
1 6 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 6 (5.26%) Ant
1 6 (5.26%) Maven
1 6 (5.26%) CruiseControl
General
1 10 (8.77%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Back Office
3 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (16.67%) Analyst
2 13 (11.40%) Support Analyst
3 12 (10.53%) Support Technician
4 11 (9.65%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Administrator
6 8 (7.02%) Server Support
6 8 (7.02%) Architect
6 8 (7.02%) Consultant
6 8 (7.02%) Network Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
8 6 (5.26%) Data Centre Technician
8 6 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.26%) Data Architect
8 6 (5.26%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.77%) Clustering
3 9 (7.89%) Replication
4 5 (4.39%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.39%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.39%) EqualLogic
5 4 (3.51%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.63%) Handset
6 3 (2.63%) iSeries
7 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 100 (87.72%) Windows
2 59 (51.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (31.58%) Linux
5 25 (21.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (10.53%) CentOS
7 10 (8.77%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.26%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.39%) Windows 8
11 4 (3.51%) UNIX
12 3 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (2.63%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.75%) Solaris
14 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.91%) ITIL
2 9 (7.89%) Service Delivery
3 8 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (6.14%) Incident Management
5 6 (5.26%) DevOps
5 6 (5.26%) Project Management
6 5 (4.39%) Business Continuity
7 4 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (3.51%) Workflow
7 4 (3.51%) Migration
7 4 (3.51%) Document Management
8 3 (2.63%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.63%) Software Deployment
9 2 (1.75%) Data Governance
9 2 (1.75%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (1.75%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.75%) E-Commerce
9 2 (1.75%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.93%) SQL
2 12 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.65%) VBScript
4 8 (7.02%) Perl
4 8 (7.02%) PHP
5 7 (6.14%) Java
6 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.26%) C#
6 6 (5.26%) Python
7 5 (4.39%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.51%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.63%) C++
10 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (27.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (23.68%) MCSE
3 24 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (20.18%) CCNA
5 16 (14.04%) MCSA
6 10 (8.77%) MCITP
7 7 (6.14%) Degree
7 7 (6.14%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (4.39%) CCNP
8 5 (4.39%) NCDA
8 5 (4.39%) NCIE
9 4 (3.51%) CCA
9 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.75%) VCAP
10 2 (1.75%) MCP
10 2 (1.75%) VCDX
11 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.88%) CCDP
11 1 (0.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.28%) SLA
2 4 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (58.77%) Active Directory
2 60 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (23.68%) XenApp
4 24 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (20.18%) Hyper-V
6 17 (14.91%) VMware ESX
7 13 (11.40%) XenDesktop
8 9 (7.89%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (6.14%) Terminal Services
10 4 (3.51%) vCloud
10 4 (3.51%) XenServer
11 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.75%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.75%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (17.54%) SCCM
2 9 (7.89%) NetBackup
3 7 (6.14%) Backup Exec
3 7 (6.14%) Nagios
4 6 (5.26%) Puppet
5 5 (4.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.63%) SCOM
7 2 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.88%) Cacti
8 1 (0.88%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.88%) WSUS
8 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.88%) MOM
8 1 (0.88%) Opsview
8 1 (0.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 103 (90.35%) VMware
2 63 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 51 (44.74%) Cisco
4 41 (35.96%) Citrix
5 28 (24.56%) HP
6 27 (23.68%) NetApp
7 17 (14.91%) Dell
8 13 (11.40%) IBM
9 12 (10.53%) Symantec
10 11 (9.65%) Red Hat
10 11 (9.65%) 3PAR
11 9 (7.89%) Juniper
12 8 (7.02%) CheckPoint
12 8 (7.02%) SonicWALL
13 6 (5.26%) EMC
14 5 (4.39%) Veeam
14 5 (4.39%) Oracle
15 4 (3.51%) Sophos
16 2 (1.75%) McAfee
16 2 (1.75%) Genesys
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