Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 253 270 316
Rank change year-on-year +17 +46 -63
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 78 94 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.70% 0.74% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 4.15% 4.79% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 56 84 68
Midlands median annual salary £41,525 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.86% +2.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £31,000 £24,075 £25,050
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,881 1,962 1,811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.82% 15.51% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,580 1,426 1,443
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the Midlands

vSphere
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for vSphere in the Midlands

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the Midlands over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Salary histogram for vSphere in the Midlands

vSphere
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 11 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +31 52 £38,676 -14.05% 12
East Midlands +1 26 £42,500 +10.39% 12
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 76 (97.44%) VMware
2 57 (73.08%) Windows
3 53 (67.95%) Active Directory
3 53 (67.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 35 (44.87%) Azure
6 34 (43.59%) NetApp
7 31 (39.74%) DNS
8 29 (37.18%) Cisco
8 29 (37.18%) Firewall
8 29 (37.18%) Hyper-V
9 25 (32.05%) Office 365
10 24 (30.77%) Windows Server
10 24 (30.77%) Citrix
11 22 (28.21%) DHCP
11 22 (28.21%) Linux
11 22 (28.21%) SCCM
11 22 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 21 (26.92%) Dell
13 18 (23.08%) HP
13 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
13 18 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
13 18 (23.08%) XenApp
14 17 (21.79%) ITIL
15 15 (19.23%) SQL
16 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (17.95%) PowerShell
16 14 (17.95%) AWS
17 13 (16.67%) Veeam
17 13 (16.67%) Data Centre

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 12 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.82%) SAS
3 5 (6.41%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.56%) Apache
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.56%) nginx
5 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (44.87%) Azure
2 25 (32.05%) Office 365
3 14 (17.95%) AWS
4 10 (12.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (10.26%) IaaS
6 6 (7.69%) GCP
6 6 (7.69%) GitHub
6 6 (7.69%) PaaS
7 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (39.74%) DNS
2 29 (37.18%) Firewall
3 22 (28.21%) DHCP
4 13 (16.67%) VPN
5 12 (15.38%) VLAN
6 11 (14.10%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (14.10%) iSCSI
7 10 (12.82%) FCoE
7 10 (12.82%) NAS
7 10 (12.82%) Spanning Tree
8 6 (7.69%) LAN
8 6 (7.69%) SAN
9 5 (6.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (6.41%) WAN
10 3 (3.85%) IPsec
10 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.56%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (2.56%) SMTP
11 2 (2.56%) SSH
11 2 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.69%) Bitbucket
2 6 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 6 (7.69%) Selenium
3 2 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.28%) AutoIt
4 1 (1.28%) MSI
General
1 3 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.28%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.28%) Retail
2 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Administrator
3 9 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (10.26%) IT Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (8.97%) Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Consultant
6 6 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
6 6 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
6 6 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 6 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) IT Support
8 4 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (7.69%) Node.js
2 3 (3.85%) Middleware
3 2 (2.56%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.82%) Clustering
3 8 (10.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.69%) Public Cloud
5 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (6.41%) User Experience
6 3 (3.85%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.56%) Replication
8 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.28%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 57 (73.08%) Windows
2 24 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 22 (28.21%) Linux
4 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (11.54%) Windows 10
7 8 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
9 6 (7.69%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (5.13%) CentOS
10 4 (5.13%) Ubuntu
11 3 (3.85%) Mac OS
11 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (21.79%) ITIL
3 12 (15.38%) Project Delivery
4 10 (12.82%) Mentoring
5 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.26%) DevOps
5 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 6 (7.69%) Proactive Maintenance
6 6 (7.69%) Scrum
6 6 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (7.69%) Service Management
6 6 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.41%) Data Centre Operations
7 5 (6.41%) IT Strategy
7 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (6.41%) SIEM
7 5 (6.41%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (5.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) SQL
2 14 (17.95%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.97%) Bash Shell
4 6 (7.69%) C#
4 6 (7.69%) Java
4 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.69%) Python
5 5 (6.41%) C
5 5 (6.41%) Go
5 5 (6.41%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.97%) MCSE
3 6 (7.69%) AWS Certification
3 6 (7.69%) Degree
4 5 (6.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (6.41%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.85%) MCSA
6 1 (1.28%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.28%) HP MASE
6 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (67.95%) Active Directory
1 53 (67.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (37.18%) Hyper-V
3 18 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (23.08%) XenApp
4 11 (14.10%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (10.26%) Docker
6 6 (7.69%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.56%) vCloud
7 2 (2.56%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.28%) Firmware
8 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (28.21%) SCCM
2 12 (15.38%) SCVMM
3 11 (14.10%) SCOM
4 8 (10.26%) Ansible
4 8 (10.26%) Backup Exec
4 8 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (10.26%) Puppet
5 7 (8.97%) vCenter Server
6 6 (7.69%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.85%) Nagios
8 2 (2.56%) AppDNA
8 2 (2.56%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.28%) vMotion
9 1 (1.28%) vRealize
9 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (97.44%) VMware
2 45 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 34 (43.59%) NetApp
4 29 (37.18%) Cisco
5 24 (30.77%) Citrix
6 21 (26.92%) Dell
7 18 (23.08%) HP
8 13 (16.67%) Veeam
9 10 (12.82%) Dell Compellent
9 10 (12.82%) Symantec
10 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
11 6 (7.69%) AppDynamics
11 6 (7.69%) New Relic
11 6 (7.69%) Splunk
12 5 (6.41%) Fujitsu
12 5 (6.41%) McAfee
13 3 (3.85%) 3PAR
13 3 (3.85%) Avaya
13 3 (3.85%) ServiceNow
14 2 (2.56%) Acronis