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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / West Midlands
Rank 187 189 165
Rank change year-on-year +2 -24  
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 26 53 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.86% 1.03%
As % of the System Software category 5.68% 8.24% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 25 39 45
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -4.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £65,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88%  

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 458 643 544
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.70% 10.47% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 377 505 460
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +1 14 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Worcestershire -16 9 £33,000 +17.85%
Staffordshire +8 1 £26,000 -31.57%
Coventry +8 1 £48,000 -28.88%
Wolverhampton - 1 £31,000 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 55 (87.30%) VMware
2 49 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (65.08%) Windows
4 38 (60.32%) Active Directory
5 35 (55.56%) Windows Server
6 32 (50.79%) Citrix
7 28 (44.44%) SAN
7 28 (44.44%) Cisco
8 26 (41.27%) Hyper-V
8 26 (41.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (34.92%) Firewall
10 22 (34.92%) HP
10 22 (34.92%) NetApp
11 20 (31.75%) MS Exchange
12 18 (28.57%) Dell
12 18 (28.57%) SLA
13 17 (26.98%) XenApp
13 17 (26.98%) Forefront TMG
14 16 (25.40%) CheckPoint
14 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (25.40%) IPv4
14 16 (25.40%) Exchange Server 2003
14 16 (25.40%) SonicWALL
15 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
16 12 (19.05%) Validation
16 12 (19.05%) NetScaler
16 12 (19.05%) EdgeSight
16 12 (19.05%) Driving Licence
17 11 (17.46%) HP StoreVirtual

vSphere
Top Related 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 20 (31.75%) MS Exchange
2 16 (25.40%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
4 10 (15.87%) IIS
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (9.52%) Office 365
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (44.44%) SAN
2 22 (34.92%) Firewall
3 16 (25.40%) IPv4
4 12 (19.05%) NetScaler
5 10 (15.87%) IPsec
6 9 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (11.11%) NAS
8 5 (7.94%) iSCSI
9 3 (4.76%) LAN
9 3 (4.76%) WAN
10 2 (3.17%) IPv6
10 2 (3.17%) VoIP
10 2 (3.17%) VPN
11 1 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.59%) DMZ
11 1 (1.59%) Internet
11 1 (1.59%) MPLS
11 1 (1.59%) Network Security
11 1 (1.59%) VLAN
11 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (14.29%) DbUnit
1 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 9 (14.29%) jMock
1 9 (14.29%) JUnit
1 9 (14.29%) Maven
1 9 (14.29%) Mockito
1 9 (14.29%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (3.17%) Advertising
2 1 (1.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Citrix Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Developer
3 9 (14.29%) Installations Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) IT Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) IT Manager
6 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Data Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Data Centre Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) J2EE
1 9 (14.29%) PowerMock
1 9 (14.29%) REST
1 9 (14.29%) RESTful
1 9 (14.29%) SOAP
1 9 (14.29%) Spring
1 9 (14.29%) Web Services
2 8 (12.70%) jBPM
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Driving Licence
2 11 (17.46%) HP StoreVirtual
3 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.76%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.59%) CCTV
6 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 41 (65.08%) Windows
2 35 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 26 (41.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (12.70%) Linux
7 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.35%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.17%) Android
10 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) Validation
2 11 (17.46%) ITIL
3 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.29%) BDD
3 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 9 (14.29%) Kanban
3 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 9 (14.29%) OO
3 9 (14.29%) Scrum
3 9 (14.29%) TDD
3 9 (14.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 8 (12.70%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (9.52%) Project Management
6 5 (7.94%) Service Management
7 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.76%) Line Management
8 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.76%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) R
4 1 (1.59%) VBA
4 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (17.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (14.29%) MCSA
2 9 (14.29%) MCSE
3 8 (12.70%) MCITP
3 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Degree
5 1 (1.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (60.32%) Active Directory
3 26 (41.27%) Hyper-V
4 17 (26.98%) Forefront TMG
4 17 (26.98%) XenApp
5 9 (14.29%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) EdgeSight
2 9 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.59%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (1.59%) SCCM
3 1 (1.59%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (87.30%) VMware
2 32 (50.79%) Citrix
3 28 (44.44%) Cisco
4 22 (34.92%) HP
4 22 (34.92%) NetApp
5 18 (28.57%) Dell
6 16 (25.40%) CheckPoint
6 16 (25.40%) SonicWALL
7 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 9 (14.29%) Veeam
9 5 (7.94%) SAP
10 4 (6.35%) Fortinet
11 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow
12 2 (3.17%) Symantec
13 1 (1.59%) CommVault
13 1 (1.59%) EMC
13 1 (1.59%) Intel Security
13 1 (1.59%) Juniper
13 1 (1.59%) Oracle
13 1 (1.59%) Sophos
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