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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 137 148 130
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 73 37 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.42% 0.88% 1.44%
As % of the System Software category 12.56% 8.77% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 66 34 42
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
581 422 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.31% 10.08% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 509 341 484
Average salary £32,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.68% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +5 40 £32,500 -35.00% 4
Worcestershire +2 10 £21,500 -57.00%
Solihull -6 6 £37,500 -
Wolverhampton - 5 £37,500 -
Shropshire - 5 £31,500 -
Coventry -30 4 £38,750 -22.50% 1
Staffordshire +1 3 £30,500 -32.22%
Herefordshire -4 2 £22,000 -22.22%
Walsall - 2 £42,500 -
Dudley - 2 £42,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 187 (96.39%) VMware
2 166 (85.57%) Windows
3 126 (64.95%) Microsoft
4 116 (59.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 109 (56.19%) Active Directory
6 102 (52.58%) Citrix
6 102 (52.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 92 (47.42%) Cisco
8 91 (46.91%) MS Exchange
9 71 (36.60%) SAN
10 63 (32.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 59 (30.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 56 (28.87%) MCSE
13 55 (28.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 54 (27.84%) Linux
14 54 (27.84%) HP
15 51 (26.29%) DNS
16 50 (25.77%) SQL Server
17 48 (24.74%) Firewall
18 47 (24.23%) XenApp
19 46 (23.71%) NetApp
19 46 (23.71%) Cisco Certification
20 45 (23.20%) Windows Server 2003
20 45 (23.20%) ITIL
20 45 (23.20%) DHCP
20 45 (23.20%) Hyper-V
21 43 (22.16%) LAN
22 42 (21.65%) WAN
23 37 (19.07%) CCNA
24 35 (18.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 91 (46.91%) MS Exchange
2 59 (30.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (14.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (8.76%) IIS
7 13 (6.70%) Tomcat
8 8 (4.12%) SharePoint
8 8 (4.12%) JBoss
9 7 (3.61%) Lync
10 6 (3.09%) Apache
11 5 (2.58%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (1.03%) EPiServer CMS
12 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.03%) CMS
13 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
Applications
1 32 (16.49%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.73%) Office 365
2 2 (1.03%) IaaS
2 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 71 (36.60%) SAN
2 51 (26.29%) DNS
3 48 (24.74%) Firewall
4 45 (23.20%) DHCP
5 43 (22.16%) LAN
6 42 (21.65%) WAN
7 14 (7.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (6.70%) TCP/IP
8 13 (6.70%) VPN
9 12 (6.19%) VLAN
9 12 (6.19%) NetScaler
10 9 (4.64%) Network Security
10 9 (4.64%) iSCSI
10 9 (4.64%) NAS
11 8 (4.12%) BIG-IP
11 8 (4.12%) VoIP
12 5 (2.58%) Wireless
12 5 (2.58%) IP Telephony
12 5 (2.58%) WAAS
13 3 (1.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (25.77%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Ant
1 8 (4.12%) CruiseControl
1 8 (4.12%) Maven
1 8 (4.12%) Mercurial
1 8 (4.12%) Hudson
1 8 (4.12%) Artifactory
1 8 (4.12%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (7.73%) Finance
2 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.52%) Back Office
4 1 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (18.04%) Analyst
1 35 (18.04%) Support Engineer
2 30 (15.46%) 3rd Line Support
3 20 (10.31%) Architect
4 19 (9.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 17 (8.76%) Administrator
5 17 (8.76%) Systems Administrator
6 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (7.73%) Senior Support Engineer
8 12 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (6.19%) Consultant
8 12 (6.19%) Support Technician
9 11 (5.67%) Support Analyst
10 10 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) Team Leader
11 9 (4.64%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) Virtualisation Architect
11 9 (4.64%) IT Support
12 8 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (4.12%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.06%) .NET
2 2 (1.03%) COM
2 2 (1.03%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.03%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.70%) Clustering
2 9 (4.64%) EqualLogic
3 8 (4.12%) GIS
4 6 (3.09%) Handset
4 6 (3.09%) Replication
5 5 (2.58%) CLARiiON
5 5 (2.58%) Celerra
5 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.55%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.55%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.03%) Tandem
7 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.03%) iSeries
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.52%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 166 (85.57%) Windows
2 102 (52.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (28.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (27.84%) Linux
5 45 (23.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (7.22%) CentOS
7 13 (6.70%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.67%) Windows 8
8 11 (5.67%) Windows Vista
9 10 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.15%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.09%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (2.58%) UNIX
11 5 (2.58%) VMS
12 4 (2.06%) Solaris
12 4 (2.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.55%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.03%) Android
14 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.20%) ITIL
2 17 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (8.25%) Business Continuity
4 14 (7.22%) Service Delivery
5 13 (6.70%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (4.64%) Project Management
7 8 (4.12%) PRINCE
7 8 (4.12%) Workflow
7 8 (4.12%) Document Management
7 8 (4.12%) DevOps
7 8 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (3.61%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.09%) Migration
9 6 (3.09%) CRM
9 6 (3.09%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (2.58%) Software Deployment
10 5 (2.58%) Operations Management
11 4 (2.06%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.06%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.92%) SQL
2 19 (9.79%) VBScript
2 19 (9.79%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.19%) PHP
4 10 (5.15%) Perl
5 9 (4.64%) Java
6 8 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.12%) C#
6 8 (4.12%) Python
7 5 (2.58%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.58%) C++
8 4 (2.06%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.06%) R
9 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (32.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (28.87%) MCSE
3 46 (23.71%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (19.07%) CCNA
5 35 (18.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (13.40%) MCSA
7 25 (12.89%) Citrix Certification
8 21 (10.82%) MCITP
9 20 (10.31%) Degree
10 19 (9.79%) CCA
11 18 (9.28%) CCNP
12 12 (6.19%) VCAP
12 12 (6.19%) CCEE
13 11 (5.67%) VTSP
14 10 (5.15%) CCIA
14 10 (5.15%) CCEA
15 7 (3.61%) MCTS
15 7 (3.61%) NCDA
15 7 (3.61%) NCIE
16 6 (3.09%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.70%) SLA
2 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.03%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 116 (59.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (56.19%) Active Directory
3 47 (24.23%) XenApp
4 45 (23.20%) Hyper-V
5 33 (17.01%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (14.43%) XenDesktop
7 21 (10.82%) VMware ESX
8 20 (10.31%) vCloud
9 14 (7.22%) XenServer
10 5 (2.58%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.52%) Squid
14 1 (0.52%) Xen
14 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.52%) SRDF
14 1 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 18 (9.28%) Backup Exec
2 17 (8.76%) NetBackup
3 13 (6.70%) XenMobile
3 13 (6.70%) SCCM
4 9 (4.64%) Nagios
5 8 (4.12%) Puppet
6 4 (2.06%) SCOM
6 4 (2.06%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.03%) WSUS
7 2 (1.03%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.52%) Opsview
8 1 (0.52%) cPanel
8 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.52%) Legato
8 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.52%) Cacti
8 1 (0.52%) Plesk
Vendors
1 187 (96.39%) VMware
2 126 (64.95%) Microsoft
3 102 (52.58%) Citrix
4 92 (47.42%) Cisco
5 54 (27.84%) HP
6 46 (23.71%) NetApp
7 31 (15.98%) Dell
8 28 (14.43%) EMC
9 27 (13.92%) Symantec
10 20 (10.31%) IBM
11 16 (8.25%) Juniper
11 16 (8.25%) 3PAR
12 14 (7.22%) Red Hat
13 9 (4.64%) SonicWALL
14 7 (3.61%) Avaya
15 5 (2.58%) CheckPoint
15 5 (2.58%) WatchGuard
15 5 (2.58%) Oracle
16 4 (2.06%) Open-E
16 4 (2.06%) Veeam
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus, Bens & PDP
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago