Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 240 249
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -116
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 74 82 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.78% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 6.03% 6.69% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 54 61 72
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +4.83% -3.33%
10th Percentile £21,725 £26,250 £24,425
90th Percentile £53,750 £56,250 £45,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +2.30%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,227 1,226 1,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.52% 11.70% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 923 926 828
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £22,550 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
Birmingham +16 45 £39,000 -8.24% 2
Warwickshire -4 6 - - 1
Worcestershire +4 5 £45,000 +78.22% 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £31,000 -
Coventry -8 4 £45,250 -21.30% 2
Staffordshire +10 3 £25,000 -26.47% 2
Shropshire - 3 £17,500 -
Solihull -14 1 £42,500 +31.78%
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 72 (97.30%) VMware
2 67 (90.54%) Windows
3 65 (87.84%) Microsoft
4 56 (75.68%) Windows Server
5 51 (68.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 46 (62.16%) Active Directory
7 35 (47.30%) Citrix
7 35 (47.30%) Hyper-V
8 32 (43.24%) Veeam
9 28 (37.84%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (33.78%) Cisco
11 23 (31.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (31.08%) MCSA
11 23 (31.08%) vCenter Server
12 21 (28.38%) MS Exchange
13 20 (27.03%) Backup Exec
13 20 (27.03%) Firewall
13 20 (27.03%) SharePoint
13 20 (27.03%) IIS
13 20 (27.03%) SLA
14 19 (25.68%) SAN
14 19 (25.68%) MCSE
14 19 (25.68%) Linux
14 19 (25.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 18 (24.32%) Data Centre
16 16 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
17 15 (20.27%) Juniper
17 15 (20.27%) vMotion
17 15 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (20.27%) Root Cause Analysis

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 21 (28.38%) MS Exchange
2 20 (27.03%) IIS
2 20 (27.03%) SharePoint
3 15 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (9.46%) Apache
4 7 (9.46%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Office 365
2 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.03%) Firewall
2 19 (25.68%) SAN
3 12 (16.22%) NetScaler
4 7 (9.46%) LAN
4 7 (9.46%) WAN
5 6 (8.11%) VPN
6 5 (6.76%) DNS
6 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.41%) DMZ
7 4 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (5.41%) iSCSI
7 4 (5.41%) NAS
8 3 (4.05%) Skype
8 3 (4.05%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) DbUnit
1 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.35%) jMock
1 1 (1.35%) JUnit
1 1 (1.35%) Maven
1 1 (1.35%) Mockito
1 1 (1.35%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Automotive
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.51%) Analyst
3 8 (10.81%) IT Engineer
3 8 (10.81%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Technical Support
5 6 (8.11%) IT Support
5 6 (8.11%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Citrix Specialist
6 5 (6.76%) Citrix Technical Specialist
6 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (6.76%) IT Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (6.76%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) IT Technical Manager
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.05%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) .NET
2 2 (2.70%) SOAP
2 2 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.35%) Ajax
3 1 (1.35%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (1.35%) HTML5
3 1 (1.35%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (1.35%) jQuery
3 1 (1.35%) JSON
3 1 (1.35%) LAMP
3 1 (1.35%) Laravel
3 1 (1.35%) LESS
3 1 (1.35%) PowerMock
3 1 (1.35%) REST
3 1 (1.35%) RESTful
3 1 (1.35%) Spring
3 1 (1.35%) Symfony
3 1 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.35%) XHTML
3 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.51%) Computer Science
2 10 (13.51%) Driving Licence
2 10 (13.51%) Public Cloud
3 8 (10.81%) Replication
4 7 (9.46%) Clustering
4 7 (9.46%) Handset
5 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.41%) PKI
6 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.05%) iPad
7 2 (2.70%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.70%) iPhone
7 2 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.70%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (2.70%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.35%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (90.54%) Windows
2 56 (75.68%) Windows Server
3 19 (25.68%) Linux
4 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (10.81%) CentOS
6 8 (10.81%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.41%) Windows Vista
7 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.05%) Android
8 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.05%) Unix
8 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.35%) Debian
10 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (20.27%) Root Cause Analysis
3 11 (14.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (13.51%) ITIL
4 10 (13.51%) Service Delivery
4 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
5 7 (9.46%) Business Continuity
5 7 (9.46%) Business Continuity Planning
6 5 (6.76%) Hardware Maintenance
6 5 (6.76%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (5.41%) Line Management
7 4 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.41%) Presales
7 4 (5.41%) Project Management
8 3 (4.05%) Information Security
8 3 (4.05%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.05%) Service Management
9 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (2.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) Bash Shell
2 8 (10.81%) SQL
3 7 (9.46%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.76%) Java
4 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.05%) Python
5 3 (4.05%) VB
6 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (1.35%) PHP
7 1 (1.35%) Ruby
7 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (31.08%) MCSA
1 23 (31.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (25.68%) MCSE
2 19 (25.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (14.86%) MCITP
4 10 (13.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (13.51%) Degree
4 10 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.41%) CCNA
7 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (27.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (68.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (62.16%) Active Directory
3 35 (47.30%) Hyper-V
4 28 (37.84%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (17.57%) XenApp
5 13 (17.57%) XenDesktop
6 10 (13.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (6.76%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (5.41%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (5.41%) ISA Server
9 3 (4.05%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 23 (31.08%) vCenter Server
2 20 (27.03%) Backup Exec
3 15 (20.27%) SCVMM
3 15 (20.27%) vMotion
4 5 (6.76%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (5.41%) SCCM
5 4 (5.41%) vRealize
6 2 (2.70%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.70%) QRadar
7 1 (1.35%) Ansible
7 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 72 (97.30%) VMware
2 65 (87.84%) Microsoft
3 35 (47.30%) Citrix
4 32 (43.24%) Veeam
5 25 (33.78%) Cisco
6 15 (20.27%) Juniper
7 10 (13.51%) HP
7 10 (13.51%) Ivanti
8 9 (12.16%) Red Hat
9 7 (9.46%) SolarWinds
10 5 (6.76%) McAfee
11 4 (5.41%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.41%) Intel
11 4 (5.41%) Sophos
12 3 (4.05%) Acronis
12 3 (4.05%) Apple
12 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
13 2 (2.70%) Dell
13 2 (2.70%) MobileIron
13 2 (2.70%) Wyse