Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 221 177 270
Rank change year-on-year -44 +93 +14
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 103 33 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.98% 0.84% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 5.71% 4.94% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 70 25 44
10th Percentile £32,859 £30,163 £31,550
25th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £34,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,067 £42,500 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year -1.02% -8.11% +15.63%
75th Percentile £49,688 £47,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £55,250 £62,750 £67,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -18.18% +15.79% -5.00%

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 1,805 668 1,953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.19% 17.02% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,464 569 1,662
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £56,628 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.96% +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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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
East Midlands -21 60 £42,500 -5.56% 11
West Midlands -95 43 £37,500 -11.76% 6
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 101 (98.06%) VMware
2 82 (79.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (68.93%) Microsoft
4 70 (67.96%) Active Directory
5 61 (59.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (48.54%) Windows
7 42 (40.78%) MCSA
8 40 (38.83%) Windows Server
9 36 (34.95%) Data Centre
10 34 (33.01%) Microsoft 365
11 33 (32.04%) Hyper-V
11 33 (32.04%) Azure
12 32 (31.07%) Server Management
13 31 (30.10%) MCSE
14 30 (29.13%) SAN
15 28 (27.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 28 (27.18%) Social Skills
16 27 (26.21%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (25.24%) Citrix
17 26 (25.24%) ITIL
18 25 (24.27%) MCP
18 25 (24.27%) SQL
18 25 (24.27%) Security Cleared
19 24 (23.30%) SC Cleared
20 23 (22.33%) DV Cleared
21 22 (21.36%) Management Information System
21 22 (21.36%) Cisco
21 22 (21.36%) Legacy Systems
22 20 (19.42%) Public Sector
22 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2012

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 5 (4.85%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.94%) Confluence
3 2 (1.94%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.97%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (33.01%) Microsoft 365
2 33 (32.04%) Azure
3 8 (7.77%) SaaS
4 5 (4.85%) AWS
4 5 (4.85%) PaaS
5 4 (3.88%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (29.13%) SAN
2 19 (18.45%) DNS
3 18 (17.48%) DHCP
4 12 (11.65%) Firewall
5 9 (8.74%) LAN
6 7 (6.80%) WAN
7 6 (5.83%) VPN
7 6 (5.83%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.88%) VoIP
9 3 (2.91%) SD-WAN
9 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.94%) BGP
10 2 (1.94%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.94%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (1.94%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.94%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.94%) VLAN
10 2 (1.94%) Wireless
10 2 (1.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.94%) JIRA
1 2 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (27.18%) Social Skills
2 20 (19.42%) Public Sector
3 11 (10.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.88%) Back Office
5 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.94%) Automotive
5 2 (1.94%) Games
5 2 (1.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Finance
6 1 (0.97%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (22.33%) Architect
1 23 (22.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 22 (21.36%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 22 (21.36%) Support Engineer
2 22 (21.36%) Technical Architect
2 22 (21.36%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 20 (19.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 20 (19.42%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (18.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 16 (15.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (11.65%) Senior Support Engineer
7 11 (10.68%) IT Engineer
8 10 (9.71%) Server Engineer
9 9 (8.74%) Administrator
10 8 (7.77%) IT Support
10 8 (7.77%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (6.80%) IT Support Engineer
12 6 (5.83%) Senior Server Engineer
12 6 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (5.83%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.94%) XMPP
2 1 (0.97%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 36 (34.95%) Data Centre
2 22 (21.36%) Legacy Systems
2 22 (21.36%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.74%) Replication
4 3 (2.91%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.97%) Clustering
6 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.97%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.97%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.97%) PKI
6 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 50 (48.54%) Windows
2 40 (38.83%) Windows Server
3 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (15.53%) Linux
5 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (2.91%) CentOS
8 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.97%) Unix
9 1 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.07%) Server Management
2 27 (26.21%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (25.24%) ITIL
4 20 (19.42%) Project Management
5 19 (18.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (12.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (9.71%) Patch Management
8 7 (6.80%) Capacity Management
8 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure as Code
9 6 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (4.85%) Computer Architecture
10 5 (4.85%) Data Acquisition
10 5 (4.85%) Identity Management
10 5 (4.85%) ITIL V3
10 5 (4.85%) Project Delivery
10 5 (4.85%) Technical Debt
11 4 (3.88%) Break/Fix
11 4 (3.88%) Load Balancing
11 4 (3.88%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.27%) SQL
2 14 (13.59%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.97%) C
3 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (59.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (40.78%) MCSA
3 31 (30.10%) MCSE
4 28 (27.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 25 (24.27%) MCP
5 25 (24.27%) Security Cleared
6 24 (23.30%) SC Cleared
7 23 (22.33%) DV Cleared
8 18 (17.48%) Citrix Certification
8 18 (17.48%) MCITP
9 12 (11.65%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (6.80%) CCNA
11 6 (5.83%) CCNP
12 5 (4.85%) CCDP
12 5 (4.85%) VCAP
13 2 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (1.94%) Degree
13 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.97%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (79.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (67.96%) Active Directory
3 33 (32.04%) Hyper-V
4 19 (18.45%) XenApp
4 19 (18.45%) XenDesktop
5 11 (10.68%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (10.68%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.80%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (5.83%) NFS
8 4 (3.88%) KVM
9 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.94%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.97%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (12.62%) SCCM
2 12 (11.65%) SCOM
3 9 (8.74%) Ansible
4 6 (5.83%) vRealize
5 5 (4.85%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.91%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.94%) Cisco CME
7 2 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.94%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.94%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.94%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.94%) WSUS
7 2 (1.94%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.97%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 101 (98.06%) VMware
2 71 (68.93%) Microsoft
3 26 (25.24%) Citrix
4 22 (21.36%) Cisco
5 13 (12.62%) Dell
6 8 (7.77%) McAfee
6 8 (7.77%) NetApp
6 8 (7.77%) Veeam
7 6 (5.83%) 3PAR
7 6 (5.83%) Zerto
8 5 (4.85%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.85%) HP
8 5 (4.85%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.85%) Veritas
9 3 (2.91%) Meraki
9 3 (2.91%) Sophos
10 2 (1.94%) F5
11 1 (0.97%) Isilon
11 1 (0.97%) Ivanti
11 1 (0.97%) ServiceNow