Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > Midlands
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 178 259 272
Rank change year-on-year +81 +13 -14
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 43 80 120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.84% 0.68% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 4.91% 3.82% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34 61 95
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £27,206 £31,250 £24,050
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £49,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £46,056
% change year-on-year +15.79% +3.14% +2.35%

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 875 2,095 1,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.09% 17.78% 13.63%
Number of salaries quoted 714 1,709 1,488
Median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,450 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +10.00%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the Midlands

vSphere
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the Midlands.

Salary trend for vSphere in the Midlands

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the Midlands over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +75 37 £42,500 -10.53% 3
East Midlands +52 6 £38,817 -11.28% 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 37 (86.05%) VMware
2 35 (81.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (76.74%) Azure
4 31 (72.09%) Windows
5 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
6 24 (55.81%) Windows Server
7 21 (48.84%) PowerShell
8 20 (46.51%) Office 365
9 19 (44.19%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (41.86%) Hyper-V
10 18 (41.86%) Active Directory
10 18 (41.86%) Citrix
11 17 (39.53%) ITIL
11 17 (39.53%) XenApp
12 15 (34.88%) DevOps
13 14 (32.56%) DNS
13 14 (32.56%) DHCP
14 13 (30.23%) Linux
14 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
14 13 (30.23%) Dell
14 13 (30.23%) SAN
15 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
15 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (27.91%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (25.58%) Public Cloud
16 11 (25.58%) Desktop Virtualisation
16 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
16 11 (25.58%) MCSE
16 11 (25.58%) MCSA

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 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.98%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.33%) Confluence
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Fuse
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 33 (76.74%) Azure
2 20 (46.51%) Office 365
3 10 (23.26%) PaaS
4 8 (18.60%) IaaS
5 5 (11.63%) AWS
6 3 (6.98%) GCP
7 2 (4.65%) GitHub
8 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) DHCP
1 14 (32.56%) DNS
2 13 (30.23%) SAN
3 12 (27.91%) Remote Desktop
3 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
4 5 (11.63%) NetScaler
4 5 (11.63%) VPN
5 3 (6.98%) Firewall
5 3 (6.98%) VLAN
6 2 (4.65%) Network Security
7 1 (2.33%) FCoE
7 1 (2.33%) IPsec
7 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.33%) NAS
7 1 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.33%) Skype
7 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.33%) VoIP
7 1 (2.33%) VSAN
7 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
2 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.65%) Bitbucket
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (4.65%) Selenium
5 1 (2.33%) DbUnit
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) jMock
5 1 (2.33%) JUnit
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) Mockito
5 1 (2.33%) MSI
5 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (16.28%) Digital Economy
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.33%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) IT Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (6.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
1 8 (18.60%) HTML
2 7 (16.28%) LAMP
2 7 (16.28%) YAML
3 2 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.65%) Node.js
3 2 (4.65%) REST
4 1 (2.33%) Ajax
4 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) J2EE
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
4 1 (2.33%) PowerMock
4 1 (2.33%) RESTful
4 1 (2.33%) SOAP
4 1 (2.33%) Spring
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (25.58%) Clustering
2 11 (25.58%) Public Cloud
3 10 (23.26%) Replication
4 7 (16.28%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Handset
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) Windows Server
3 13 (30.23%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (2.33%) VMS
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) ITIL
2 15 (34.88%) DevOps
3 11 (25.58%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 10 (23.26%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (20.93%) Service Management
6 8 (18.60%) Deployment Automation
6 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (18.60%) ITIL V3
6 8 (18.60%) Problem Management
7 7 (16.28%) Change Control
7 7 (16.28%) Data Privacy
7 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (16.28%) OWASP
7 7 (16.28%) Release Management
8 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (9.30%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (6.98%) Scrum
11 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
11 2 (4.65%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (48.84%) PowerShell
2 10 (23.26%) Java
3 9 (20.93%) SQL
4 7 (16.28%) PHP
5 3 (6.98%) C#
5 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.65%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) C
7 1 (2.33%) R
7 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (25.58%) MCSA
2 11 (25.58%) MCSE
3 10 (23.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.65%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (81.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (44.19%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (41.86%) Active Directory
3 18 (41.86%) Hyper-V
4 17 (39.53%) XenApp
5 6 (13.95%) Docker
6 2 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.33%) NFS
7 1 (2.33%) vCloud
7 1 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.33%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.33%) Xen
7 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (13.95%) Kubernetes
3 5 (11.63%) SCCM
3 5 (11.63%) vCenter Server
4 4 (9.30%) Terraform
5 2 (4.65%) Ansible
5 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.65%) Puppet
6 1 (2.33%) SCOM
6 1 (2.33%) SnapMirror
6 1 (2.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 37 (86.05%) VMware
2 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
3 18 (41.86%) Citrix
4 13 (30.23%) Dell
5 10 (23.26%) Veeam
6 8 (18.60%) Cisco
7 7 (16.28%) NetApp
8 2 (4.65%) AppDynamics
8 2 (4.65%) EMC
8 2 (4.65%) HP
8 2 (4.65%) New Relic
8 2 (4.65%) Splunk
9 1 (2.33%) Asigra
9 1 (2.33%) Fujitsu
9 1 (2.33%) Google
9 1 (2.33%) Kaseya
9 1 (2.33%) McAfee
9 1 (2.33%) Sophos
9 1 (2.33%) Veritas
9 1 (2.33%) Zerto