Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 148 161
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13 0
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 34 50 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.93% 1.32% 1.18%
As % of the System Software category 6.34% 11.04% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 25 48 31
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £31,150 £29,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,125 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 536 453 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.73% 11.92% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 366 373 453
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% -5.19%
10th Percentile £22,875 £25,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £56,250 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Birmingham

vSphere
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere in Birmingham.

Salary trend for vSphere in Birmingham

vSphere
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for vSphere in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 32 (94.12%) VMware
2 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 31 (91.18%) Windows Server
3 27 (79.41%) Citrix
4 26 (76.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (70.59%) Hyper-V
5 24 (70.59%) XenDesktop
6 23 (67.65%) MS Exchange
7 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
7 22 (64.71%) Active Directory
8 21 (61.76%) XenApp
9 20 (58.82%) SAN
10 18 (52.94%) SLA
10 18 (52.94%) SQL
11 17 (50.00%) NetApp
12 16 (47.06%) Cisco
12 16 (47.06%) PowerShell
12 16 (47.06%) Office 365
12 16 (47.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 15 (44.12%) Self-Motivation
13 15 (44.12%) HP
13 15 (44.12%) Dell
14 14 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
14 14 (41.18%) Firewall
14 14 (41.18%) Remote Desktop
14 14 (41.18%) Bash Shell
15 12 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
16 11 (32.35%) Service Delivery
17 10 (29.41%) ITIL
17 10 (29.41%) NetScaler

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 23 (67.65%) MS Exchange
2 14 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (47.06%) Office 365
2 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (58.82%) SAN
2 14 (41.18%) Firewall
2 14 (41.18%) Remote Desktop
3 10 (29.41%) NetScaler
4 8 (23.53%) IPsec
4 8 (23.53%) IPv6
4 8 (23.53%) Spanning Tree
4 8 (23.53%) VLAN
4 8 (23.53%) VSAN
5 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Implementation Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) Senior Implementation Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 7 (20.59%) Citrix Specialist
4 7 (20.59%) Citrix Technical Specialist
4 7 (20.59%) Technical Specialist
4 7 (20.59%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.88%) DBA
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (5.88%) Senior DBA
7 2 (5.88%) Senior SQL DBA
7 2 (5.88%) SQL DBA
7 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.94%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.94%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
2 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 9 (26.47%) Public Cloud
3 8 (23.53%) Fat Client
3 8 (23.53%) HP StoreVirtual
3 8 (23.53%) Thin Client
4 5 (14.71%) Replication
5 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
1 31 (91.18%) Windows Server
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (32.35%) Service Delivery
3 10 (29.41%) ITIL
4 9 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (26.47%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
5 8 (23.53%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.88%) High Availability
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Change Management
8 1 (2.94%) CRM
8 1 (2.94%) Data Management
8 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.94%) Migration
8 1 (2.94%) Storage Management
8 1 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) SQL
2 16 (47.06%) PowerShell
3 14 (41.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Computer Science Degree
1 9 (26.47%) Degree
1 9 (26.47%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (11.76%) MCSA
3 4 (11.76%) MCSE
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (52.94%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 26 (76.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (70.59%) Hyper-V
2 24 (70.59%) XenDesktop
3 22 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 21 (61.76%) XenApp
5 12 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (26.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (23.53%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (23.53%) Terminal Services
7 8 (23.53%) VMware NSX
8 1 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) vCenter Server
2 9 (26.47%) SCVMM
2 9 (26.47%) vMotion
3 2 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) VMware
2 27 (79.41%) Citrix
3 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 17 (50.00%) NetApp
5 16 (47.06%) Cisco
6 15 (44.12%) Dell
6 15 (44.12%) HP
7 9 (26.47%) Ivanti
8 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
8 8 (23.53%) Dell Compellent
8 8 (23.53%) SonicWALL
9 7 (20.59%) Veeam
10 1 (2.94%) CommVault
10 1 (2.94%) EMC
10 1 (2.94%) IBM
10 1 (2.94%) Juniper
10 1 (2.94%) Sophos