The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 193 180
Rank change year-on-year +3 -13  
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 39 50 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.80% 0.89%
As % of the System Software category 6.83% 7.32% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 39 31 50
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +21.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £31,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 571 683 561
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.04% 10.98% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 470 561 488
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.29% +2.66%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing vSphere as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for vSphere in the West Midlands

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for vSphere 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 23 June 2017. 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 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 +5 25 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Worcestershire +2 6 £35,250 -21.66% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £28,500 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £31,000 -
Coventry -11 1 £19,520 -60.16% 3
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 58 (90.63%) Windows
2 54 (84.38%) Active Directory
3 53 (82.81%) Windows Server
4 52 (81.25%) VMware
5 42 (65.63%) Microsoft
6 41 (64.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 39 (60.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (60.94%) Hyper-V
8 34 (53.13%) Citrix
9 31 (48.44%) SharePoint
10 30 (46.88%) Veeam
11 26 (40.63%) IIS
11 26 (40.63%) SAN
12 25 (39.06%) MS Exchange
12 25 (39.06%) Backup Exec
12 25 (39.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (35.94%) Driving Licence
13 23 (35.94%) Cisco
14 21 (32.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (32.81%) HP
14 21 (32.81%) Firewall
15 20 (31.25%) MCSE
16 18 (28.13%) MCSA
16 18 (28.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 17 (26.56%) MCITP
17 17 (26.56%) Dell
17 17 (26.56%) NetApp
18 15 (23.44%) SAP
19 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2003

vSphere
Co-occurring 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 31 (48.44%) SharePoint
2 26 (40.63%) IIS
3 25 (39.06%) MS Exchange
4 14 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Office 365
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.56%) IaaS
4 1 (1.56%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (40.63%) SAN
2 21 (32.81%) Firewall
3 12 (18.75%) IPsec
3 12 (18.75%) IPv4
4 7 (10.94%) DNS
5 5 (7.81%) NAS
5 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (6.25%) iSCSI
6 4 (6.25%) LAN
6 4 (6.25%) VPN
6 4 (6.25%) WAN
7 3 (4.69%) DHCP
7 3 (4.69%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.13%) DMZ
8 2 (3.13%) Internet
8 2 (3.13%) Network Security
8 2 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.13%) VoIP
9 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) DbUnit
1 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.13%) jMock
1 2 (3.13%) JUnit
1 2 (3.13%) Maven
1 2 (3.13%) Mockito
1 2 (3.13%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (6.25%) Legal
2 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.13%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Law
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (18.75%) IT Engineer
2 12 (18.75%) IT Support
3 11 (17.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (14.06%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Field Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Field Support Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) IT Manager
7 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Server Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Support Team Leader
7 4 (6.25%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.69%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) REST
1 3 (4.69%) SOAP
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) J2EE
2 2 (3.13%) PowerMock
2 2 (3.13%) RESTful
2 2 (3.13%) Spring
2 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.56%) jBPM
3 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.94%) Driving Licence
2 12 (18.75%) HP StoreVirtual
3 4 (6.25%) PKI
3 4 (6.25%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) CCTV
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.56%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 58 (90.63%) Windows
2 53 (82.81%) Windows Server
3 39 (60.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (39.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.25%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.13%) Android
8 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.56%) Linux
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.06%) Migration
2 7 (10.94%) ITIL
3 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity
3 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (7.81%) Project Management
4 4 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.69%) Hardware Maintenance
5 3 (4.69%) Kanban
5 3 (4.69%) Line Management
5 3 (4.69%) Presales
5 3 (4.69%) Scrum
5 3 (4.69%) Validation
6 2 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.13%) OO
6 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.13%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.13%) Statistics
6 2 (3.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.13%) Java
3 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.56%) C
4 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) Ruby
4 1 (1.56%) VBA
4 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (31.25%) MCSE
3 18 (28.13%) MCSA
3 18 (28.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (26.56%) MCITP
5 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.56%) HND
7 1 (1.56%) MCP
7 1 (1.56%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (84.38%) Active Directory
2 41 (64.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (60.94%) Hyper-V
4 14 (21.88%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (9.38%) XenApp
6 3 (4.69%) ISA Server
6 3 (4.69%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (39.06%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.69%) EdgeSight
3 2 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.13%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (1.56%) Ansible
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.56%) SCCM
4 1 (1.56%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.56%) SCOM
4 1 (1.56%) Terraform
4 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.56%) vRealize
4 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (81.25%) VMware
2 42 (65.63%) Microsoft
3 34 (53.13%) Citrix
4 30 (46.88%) Veeam
5 23 (35.94%) Cisco
6 21 (32.81%) HP
7 17 (26.56%) Dell
7 17 (26.56%) NetApp
8 15 (23.44%) SAP
9 12 (18.75%) CheckPoint
9 12 (18.75%) SonicWALL
10 6 (9.38%) Sophos
11 4 (6.25%) EMC
11 4 (6.25%) Fortinet
12 2 (3.13%) Intel
12 2 (3.13%) McAfee
13 1 (1.56%) Apple
13 1 (1.56%) CommVault
13 1 (1.56%) Juniper
13 1 (1.56%) Sun
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £23000 - £25000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £17772.00 - £21268.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago