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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 193 185 155
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -30
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 45 42 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.79% 1.20%
As % of the System Software category 6.88% 8.42% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 27 41 62
Median salary £45,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,600 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
654 499 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.76% 9.42% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 532 420 440
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £22,925
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 29 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Coventry -2 4 £49,000 +32.43% 2
Shropshire -19 3 £45,000 +23.28%
Walsall -9 2 £31,000 -27.90%
Worcestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £37,500 -
Staffordshire -2 1 £41,500 +16.08%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 95 (89.62%) VMware
2 77 (72.64%) Windows
3 74 (69.81%) Windows Server
4 71 (66.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 70 (66.04%) Active Directory
6 64 (60.38%) Microsoft
7 48 (45.28%) Firewall
8 47 (44.34%) MS Exchange
9 46 (43.40%) Citrix
10 41 (38.68%) SAN
11 38 (35.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (33.96%) Cisco
13 35 (33.02%) Hyper-V
14 33 (31.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 33 (31.13%) WAN
14 33 (31.13%) DHCP
15 31 (29.25%) VPN
15 31 (29.25%) DNS
16 30 (28.30%) LAN
17 29 (27.36%) SLA
18 28 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2003
19 27 (25.47%) SQL Server
20 26 (24.53%) Data Centre
21 25 (23.58%) TCP/IP
22 24 (22.64%) Symantec
22 24 (22.64%) Backup Exec
23 23 (21.70%) SCOM
23 23 (21.70%) XenApp
24 22 (20.75%) Veeam
25 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (44.34%) MS Exchange
2 28 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2003
3 20 (18.87%) SharePoint
4 19 (17.92%) IIS
5 18 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (6.60%) Skype for Business
7 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.83%) SAS
10 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (13.21%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.26%) Mimecast
2 9 (8.49%) Office 365
3 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.60%) SaaS
5 6 (5.66%) IaaS
6 4 (3.77%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (45.28%) Firewall
2 41 (38.68%) SAN
3 33 (31.13%) DHCP
3 33 (31.13%) WAN
4 31 (29.25%) DNS
4 31 (29.25%) VPN
5 30 (28.30%) LAN
6 25 (23.58%) TCP/IP
7 19 (17.92%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (14.15%) Network Security
9 13 (12.26%) MPLS
10 12 (11.32%) IPv4
11 11 (10.38%) NetScaler
12 10 (9.43%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (8.49%) VoIP
14 8 (7.55%) BGP
14 8 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (7.55%) EIGRP
15 7 (6.60%) IPsec
16 6 (5.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (4.72%) Legal
2 3 (2.83%) Law
2 3 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.89%) Back Office
3 2 (1.89%) Finance
3 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (22.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (18.87%) Exchange Engineer
3 14 (13.21%) Network Engineer
4 13 (12.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (12.26%) Consultant
5 11 (10.38%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (8.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Citrix Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) IT Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) IT Support
10 4 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Server Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.53%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.15%) Driving Licence
3 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.66%) HP StoreVirtual
4 6 (5.66%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.72%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.83%) Replication
7 2 (1.89%) Handset
8 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 77 (72.64%) Windows
2 74 (69.81%) Windows Server
3 38 (35.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (31.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (10.38%) Linux
7 10 (9.43%) Windows 8
8 9 (8.49%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.72%) Unix
10 4 (3.77%) CentOS
11 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.04%) Validation
2 16 (15.09%) ITIL
3 12 (11.32%) Migration
4 11 (10.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (7.55%) Presales
6 7 (6.60%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (5.66%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 6 (5.66%) Network Design
7 6 (5.66%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 6 (5.66%) Web Filtering
8 5 (4.72%) High Availability
8 5 (4.72%) Information Security
8 5 (4.72%) Patch Management
8 5 (4.72%) Risk Management
8 5 (4.72%) Security Architecture
8 5 (4.72%) Security Management
8 5 (4.72%) Security Patching
8 5 (4.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (3.77%) Information Management
10 3 (2.83%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) SQL
2 18 (16.98%) C
3 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.94%) VB
4 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (18.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (14.15%) MCSA
5 14 (13.21%) MCSE
6 12 (11.32%) MCITP
7 11 (10.38%) CCNP
7 11 (10.38%) Security Cleared
8 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared
9 6 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (4.72%) CCIE
10 5 (4.72%) CCNA
10 5 (4.72%) DBS Check
10 5 (4.72%) Degree
11 3 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (2.83%) VCAP
12 1 (0.94%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (27.36%) SLA
2 6 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.72%) QA
System Software
1 71 (66.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (66.04%) Active Directory
3 35 (33.02%) Hyper-V
4 23 (21.70%) XenApp
5 16 (15.09%) XenDesktop
6 12 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.77%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (3.77%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.77%) XenServer
8 3 (2.83%) vCloud
9 2 (1.89%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.94%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (22.64%) Backup Exec
2 23 (21.70%) SCOM
3 16 (15.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (5.66%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.72%) SCCM
6 4 (3.77%) EdgeSight
6 4 (3.77%) WSUS
7 3 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.83%) vRealize
8 2 (1.89%) vMotion
9 1 (0.94%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.94%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 95 (89.62%) VMware
2 64 (60.38%) Microsoft
3 46 (43.40%) Citrix
4 36 (33.96%) Cisco
5 24 (22.64%) Symantec
6 22 (20.75%) Veeam
7 19 (17.92%) NetApp
8 13 (12.26%) HP
9 12 (11.32%) Dell
10 10 (9.43%) Juniper
11 9 (8.49%) EMC
12 8 (7.55%) SonicWALL
13 6 (5.66%) F5
13 6 (5.66%) SAP
14 4 (3.77%) Aerohive Networks
14 4 (3.77%) CheckPoint
14 4 (3.77%) IBM
14 4 (3.77%) Red Hat
14 4 (3.77%) Ruckus Wireless
15 3 (2.83%) Dell KACE
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