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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 121 141 141
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 103 68 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.84% 1.26% 1.30%
As % of the System Software category 17.58% 12.19% 13.50%
Number of salaries quoted 85 54 55
Average salary £38,000 £49,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.84% +31.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £55,000 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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
586 558 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.46% 10.33% 9.66%
Number of salaries quoted 489 502 394
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £24,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -2 47 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Solihull +10 12 £37,500 +70.45% 1
Coventry -9 11 £38,500 +10.00%
Worcestershire +6 10 £30,000 -14.28%
Staffordshire -12 9 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Shropshire - 9 £27,000 - 1
Wolverhampton -2 2 £39,000 -4.00% 1
Walsall - 2 £31,500 -
Warwickshire +4 1 £27,500 -34.13%
Dudley - 1 £23,000 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 147 (93.63%) VMware
2 121 (77.07%) Windows
3 100 (63.69%) Citrix
4 94 (59.87%) Microsoft
5 92 (58.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 89 (56.69%) Active Directory
7 78 (49.68%) Cisco
7 78 (49.68%) MS Exchange
8 77 (49.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (37.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 57 (36.31%) NetApp
11 54 (34.39%) XenApp
12 51 (32.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 51 (32.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 51 (32.48%) SAN
13 49 (31.21%) MCSE
13 49 (31.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 48 (30.57%) HP
15 46 (29.30%) XenDesktop
16 45 (28.66%) DNS
17 43 (27.39%) Firewall
17 43 (27.39%) Hyper-V
18 41 (26.11%) Citrix Certification
19 38 (24.20%) Exchange Server 2007
20 36 (22.93%) CCA
20 36 (22.93%) DHCP
21 35 (22.29%) SQL
22 34 (21.66%) Windows Server 2012
23 33 (21.02%) VMware ESXi
24 32 (20.38%) WAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 78 (49.68%) MS Exchange
2 59 (37.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (24.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (15.92%) IIS
5 25 (15.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (10.83%) SharePoint
7 8 (5.10%) Lync
8 6 (3.82%) Moodle
9 5 (3.18%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.55%) Apache
10 4 (2.55%) WordPress
11 2 (1.27%) EPiServer CMS
11 2 (1.27%) CMS
11 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (13.38%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.19%) MS Office
3 8 (5.10%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.46%) Office 365
2 2 (1.27%) IaaS
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (32.48%) SAN
2 45 (28.66%) DNS
3 43 (27.39%) Firewall
4 36 (22.93%) DHCP
5 32 (20.38%) WAN
6 30 (19.11%) LAN
7 25 (15.92%) NetScaler
8 20 (12.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (12.10%) TCP/IP
10 18 (11.46%) VLAN
10 18 (11.46%) iSCSI
11 15 (9.55%) NAS
12 13 (8.28%) VPN
13 12 (7.64%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (7.01%) WAAS
15 8 (5.10%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (5.10%) SSH
16 6 (3.82%) HTTP
16 6 (3.82%) SSL
16 6 (3.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.55%) MySQL
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.18%) CruiseControl
1 5 (3.18%) Maven
1 5 (3.18%) Hudson
1 5 (3.18%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.55%) Artifactory
2 4 (2.55%) Mercurial
2 4 (2.55%) Ant
3 1 (0.64%) ProC
General
1 15 (9.55%) Finance
2 6 (3.82%) Law
2 6 (3.82%) Publishing
3 5 (3.18%) Banking
4 4 (2.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Automotive
5 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (23.57%) Support Engineer
2 24 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (15.29%) Consultant
3 19 (12.10%) Architect
4 18 (11.46%) Analyst
5 16 (10.19%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (8.92%) Network Analyst
6 14 (8.92%) Virtualisation Architect
7 13 (8.28%) Senior Support Engineer
8 12 (7.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 11 (7.01%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (7.01%) Storage Architect
9 11 (7.01%) Storage Solutions Architect
10 10 (6.37%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (6.37%) Senior Network Analyst
10 10 (6.37%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (6.37%) IT Support
10 10 (6.37%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (5.73%) Senior IT Support
12 8 (5.10%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.18%) LAMP
1 5 (3.18%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.55%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.64%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.01%) CLARiiON
1 11 (7.01%) Celerra
2 10 (6.37%) Clustering
3 8 (5.10%) FlexPod
3 8 (5.10%) Replication
4 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.82%) Open Source
6 4 (2.55%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.91%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.91%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.64%) Handset
9 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.64%) GIS
9 1 (0.64%) PDA
9 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 121 (77.07%) Windows
2 77 (49.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (31.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (21.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (16.56%) Linux
6 11 (7.01%) Windows 7
7 10 (6.37%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (5.10%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.46%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.82%) Windows Vista
11 5 (3.18%) UNIX
12 4 (2.55%) VMS
12 4 (2.55%) CentOS
12 4 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.27%) Solaris
14 1 (0.64%) SUSE
14 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.47%) ITIL
2 13 (8.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (7.01%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (5.73%) Change Control
5 8 (5.10%) Load Balancing
6 6 (3.82%) Change Management
6 6 (3.82%) Validation
6 6 (3.82%) Migration
6 6 (3.82%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (3.18%) Software Deployment
7 5 (3.18%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (3.18%) DevOps
8 4 (2.55%) Project Management
8 4 (2.55%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.55%) CRM
8 4 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (2.55%) Content Management
9 3 (1.91%) Information Management
9 3 (1.91%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.91%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.29%) SQL
2 15 (9.55%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.01%) Perl
4 10 (6.37%) VBScript
5 9 (5.73%) PHP
6 6 (3.82%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.18%) Java
7 5 (3.18%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.18%) Python
8 3 (1.91%) R
9 1 (0.64%) C#
9 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (32.48%) Microsoft Certification
1 51 (32.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 49 (31.21%) MCSE
3 41 (26.11%) Citrix Certification
4 36 (22.93%) CCA
5 32 (20.38%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (19.75%) CCNA
7 25 (15.92%) NCDA
7 25 (15.92%) MCITP
7 25 (15.92%) VCAP
8 22 (14.01%) VTSP
9 19 (12.10%) NCIE
10 18 (11.46%) MCTS
11 15 (9.55%) CCEA
11 15 (9.55%) CCIA
12 13 (8.28%) CCEE
13 11 (7.01%) VCDX
14 5 (3.18%) MCSA
14 5 (3.18%) CCNP
15 4 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.91%) SLA
System Software
1 92 (58.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (56.69%) Active Directory
3 54 (34.39%) XenApp
4 46 (29.30%) XenDesktop
5 43 (27.39%) Hyper-V
6 33 (21.02%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (18.47%) VMware ESX
8 18 (11.46%) vCloud
9 8 (5.10%) XenServer
9 8 (5.10%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (2.55%) Shibboleth
10 4 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.91%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.27%) Squid
12 2 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.27%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.64%) SRDF
13 1 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 27 (17.20%) Backup Exec
2 15 (9.55%) SCOM
3 14 (8.92%) XenMobile
4 7 (4.46%) SCCM
5 6 (3.82%) WSUS
5 6 (3.82%) NetBackup
6 5 (3.18%) Puppet
6 5 (3.18%) SCDPM
7 4 (2.55%) Nagios
7 4 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.91%) Legato
8 3 (1.91%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.27%) Plesk
Vendors
1 147 (93.63%) VMware
2 100 (63.69%) Citrix
3 94 (59.87%) Microsoft
4 78 (49.68%) Cisco
5 57 (36.31%) NetApp
6 48 (30.57%) HP
7 28 (17.83%) EMC
8 20 (12.74%) Symantec
9 19 (12.10%) Dell
10 15 (9.55%) 3PAR
11 13 (8.28%) IBM
12 9 (5.73%) Siemens
12 9 (5.73%) SonicWALL
12 9 (5.73%) Mitel
13 7 (4.46%) Avaya
14 6 (3.82%) Altiris
15 5 (3.18%) JBoss
15 5 (3.18%) Red Hat
15 5 (3.18%) CheckPoint
16 4 (2.55%) AppSense
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Hereford & Worcestershire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 35000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Solihull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago