The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 149 162 126
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -36
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 61 50 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.90% 1.55%
As % of the System Software category 12.22% 8.67% 15.77%
Number of salaries quoted 52 42 61
Average salary £39,250 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.08% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
System Software Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
499 577 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.29% 10.39% 9.84%
Number of salaries quoted 437 518 420
Average salary £36,573 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.15% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
vSphere
England

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 +9 26 £45,000 - 4
Coventry +2 15 £38,500 +10.00%
Shropshire +10 11 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Solihull - 6 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton -1 4 £55,000 +29.41%
Warwickshire +15 3 £27,500 -
Staffordshire -11 3 £32,500 - 2
Worcestershire -1 1 £35,000 - 3
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 105 (85.37%) VMware
2 93 (75.61%) Windows
3 68 (55.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (53.66%) Cisco
4 66 (53.66%) Microsoft
5 65 (52.85%) Active Directory
5 65 (52.85%) Citrix
6 64 (52.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (41.46%) MS Exchange
8 45 (36.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 42 (34.15%) DNS
9 42 (34.15%) NetApp
10 41 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (32.52%) SQL
11 40 (32.52%) XenApp
11 40 (32.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 39 (31.71%) Firewall
13 38 (30.89%) SAN
14 34 (27.64%) HP
14 34 (27.64%) Exchange Server 2007
15 33 (26.83%) XenDesktop
16 30 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 30 (24.39%) IIS
17 29 (23.58%) WAN
17 29 (23.58%) VMware ESXi
18 28 (22.76%) LAN
19 27 (21.95%) VMware ESX
19 27 (21.95%) Backup Exec
19 27 (21.95%) MS Excel
19 27 (21.95%) DHCP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 51 (41.46%) MS Exchange
2 45 (36.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (27.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 30 (24.39%) IIS
5 15 (12.20%) Apache
6 14 (11.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (10.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
9 8 (6.50%) Moodle
10 4 (3.25%) WordPress
11 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.63%) CMS
11 2 (1.63%) EPiServer CMS
12 1 (0.81%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (21.95%) MS Excel
2 18 (14.63%) MS Office
3 17 (13.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) Office 365
2 2 (1.63%) IaaS
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (34.15%) DNS
2 39 (31.71%) Firewall
3 38 (30.89%) SAN
4 29 (23.58%) WAN
5 28 (22.76%) LAN
6 27 (21.95%) DHCP
7 26 (21.14%) VLAN
8 22 (17.89%) NetScaler
9 21 (17.07%) TCP/IP
10 17 (13.82%) SSH
11 15 (12.20%) Fibre Channel
12 14 (11.38%) HTTP
12 14 (11.38%) SSL
13 13 (10.57%) VPN
13 13 (10.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (9.76%) iSCSI
15 11 (8.94%) NAS
16 8 (6.50%) Cisco IOS
17 7 (5.69%) Ethernet
17 7 (5.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.50%) MySQL
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 16 (13.01%) Finance
2 14 (11.38%) Publishing
3 6 (4.88%) Law
4 5 (4.07%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 34 (27.64%) Support Engineer
2 28 (22.76%) Consultant
3 25 (20.33%) Analyst
4 19 (15.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (14.63%) Network Analyst
6 14 (11.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 11 (8.94%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (8.94%) Senior Network Analyst
7 11 (8.94%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 11 (8.94%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 9 (7.32%) IT Support
8 9 (7.32%) Senior Support Engineer
8 9 (7.32%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (6.50%) Senior Consultant
9 8 (6.50%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (6.50%) Storage Consultant
9 8 (6.50%) Senior IT Support
9 8 (6.50%) VMware Consultant
10 7 (5.69%) FlexPod Consultant
10 7 (5.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) LAMP
2 5 (4.07%) .NET
2 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.44%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Open Source
1 10 (8.13%) FlexPod
2 8 (6.50%) Clustering
3 7 (5.69%) Replication
4 6 (4.88%) CLARiiON
4 6 (4.88%) Celerra
5 5 (4.07%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.25%) VLE
7 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.63%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.81%) PDA
9 1 (0.81%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 93 (75.61%) Windows
2 64 (52.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (19.51%) Linux
5 21 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (10.57%) Windows 7
7 10 (8.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 9 (7.32%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.07%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.63%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.51%) Load Balancing
2 21 (17.07%) ITIL
3 13 (10.57%) Change Control
4 11 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.69%) Time Management
6 6 (4.88%) Asset Management
6 6 (4.88%) Migration
7 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.07%) Validation
7 5 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.07%) Network Management
8 4 (3.25%) Content Management
9 3 (2.44%) Information Management
9 3 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (1.63%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (1.63%) Change Management
10 2 (1.63%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.63%) Supply Chain Management
10 2 (1.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 40 (32.52%) SQL
2 17 (13.82%) PowerShell
3 16 (13.01%) Bash Shell
4 14 (11.38%) Perl
5 8 (6.50%) PHP
6 5 (4.07%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (32.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 30 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (20.33%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (19.51%) Citrix Certification
4 24 (19.51%) CCNA
5 22 (17.89%) NCDA
6 21 (17.07%) MCSE
7 18 (14.63%) VCAP
8 17 (13.82%) CCA
8 17 (13.82%) MCITP
9 16 (13.01%) NCIE
10 13 (10.57%) VCDX
10 13 (10.57%) MCTS
11 12 (9.76%) VTSP
12 11 (8.94%) CCEE
13 10 (8.13%) CCIA
14 8 (6.50%) CCEA
15 5 (4.07%) CCAA
16 2 (1.63%) MCSA
16 2 (1.63%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) SLA
1 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (55.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (52.85%) Active Directory
3 40 (32.52%) XenApp
4 33 (26.83%) XenDesktop
5 29 (23.58%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (21.95%) VMware ESX
7 24 (19.51%) Hyper-V
8 14 (11.38%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (6.50%) Shibboleth
9 8 (6.50%) XenServer
10 6 (4.88%) vCloud
11 4 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (2.44%) Squid
13 2 (1.63%) Terminal Server
13 2 (1.63%) NFS
14 1 (0.81%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (21.95%) Backup Exec
2 14 (11.38%) WSUS
3 9 (7.32%) SCOM
4 8 (6.50%) XenMobile
5 5 (4.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.44%) SCCM
6 3 (2.44%) Plesk
7 1 (0.81%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.81%) Legato
Vendors
1 105 (85.37%) VMware
2 66 (53.66%) Cisco
2 66 (53.66%) Microsoft
3 65 (52.85%) Citrix
4 42 (34.15%) NetApp
5 34 (27.64%) HP
6 17 (13.82%) Dell
7 15 (12.20%) EMC
8 14 (11.38%) Altiris
9 12 (9.76%) IBM
10 9 (7.32%) Symantec
11 8 (6.50%) Siemens
11 8 (6.50%) Mitel
12 7 (5.69%) 3PAR
13 5 (4.07%) Kaspersky
14 3 (2.44%) Veeam
14 3 (2.44%) Remedy
14 3 (2.44%) AppSense
15 2 (1.63%) Avaya
15 2 (1.63%) Juniper
Telford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 to £55000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: Unspecified £40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 22 days ago