Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 235 266
Rank change year-on-year +19 +31 -22
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 53 64 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.73% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 4.20% 5.56% 6.26%
Number of salaries quoted 33 51 66
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £31,450 £24,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £52,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -3.23%

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 1,262 1,152 1,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.00% 13.20% 11.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,063 840 906
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,375 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +38 34 £44,000 -7.37%
Solihull - 7 £62,500 -
Worcestershire - 6 £40,853 - 2
Dudley -2 2 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Coventry +8 1 £50,000 -
Warwickshire -13 1 £85,000 +155.64% 1
Halesowen - 1 - -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 52 (98.11%) VMware
2 48 (90.57%) Active Directory
3 45 (84.91%) Windows
4 38 (71.70%) DNS
4 38 (71.70%) Azure
5 35 (66.04%) Citrix
6 34 (64.15%) Hyper-V
6 34 (64.15%) Windows Server
7 31 (58.49%) XenApp
8 30 (56.60%) Dell
8 30 (56.60%) NetApp
8 30 (56.60%) DHCP
9 29 (54.72%) Office 365
10 26 (49.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 25 (47.17%) HP
11 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
11 25 (47.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 24 (45.28%) Cisco
13 22 (41.51%) Clustering
13 22 (41.51%) Azure Active Directory
14 19 (35.85%) Veeam
14 19 (35.85%) Project Delivery
14 19 (35.85%) VLAN
15 18 (33.96%) SQL
16 17 (32.08%) SAS
16 17 (32.08%) Firewall
16 17 (32.08%) iSCSI
16 17 (32.08%) NAS
16 17 (32.08%) FCoE
16 17 (32.08%) Fibre Channel

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 17 (32.08%) SAS
2 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
3 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (71.70%) Azure
2 29 (54.72%) Office 365
3 22 (41.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (18.87%) AWS
5 7 (13.21%) IaaS
5 7 (13.21%) PaaS
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 38 (71.70%) DNS
2 30 (56.60%) DHCP
3 19 (35.85%) VLAN
4 17 (32.08%) FCoE
4 17 (32.08%) Fibre Channel
4 17 (32.08%) Firewall
4 17 (32.08%) iSCSI
4 17 (32.08%) NAS
4 17 (32.08%) Spanning Tree
5 11 (20.75%) VPN
6 9 (16.98%) SAN
7 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
8 5 (9.43%) NetScaler
8 5 (9.43%) WAN
9 3 (5.66%) VoIP
10 2 (3.77%) IPsec
11 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.89%) IGMP
11 1 (1.89%) Network Security
11 1 (1.89%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) AutoIt
1 1 (1.89%) DbUnit
1 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.89%) jMock
1 1 (1.89%) JUnit
1 1 (1.89%) Maven
1 1 (1.89%) Mockito
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
1 1 (1.89%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (33.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Consultant
4 7 (13.21%) Cloud Consultant
4 7 (13.21%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
4 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.89%) Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Architect
8 1 (1.89%) Business Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Developer
8 1 (1.89%) IT Support
8 1 (1.89%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.89%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) Apache Camel
1 1 (1.89%) J2EE
1 1 (1.89%) Middleware
1 1 (1.89%) PowerMock
1 1 (1.89%) REST
1 1 (1.89%) RESTful
1 1 (1.89%) SOAP
1 1 (1.89%) Spring
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (41.51%) Clustering
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.89%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (84.91%) Windows
2 34 (64.15%) Windows Server
3 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (13.21%) Data ONTAP
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.32%) Windows XP
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.66%) Linux
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.77%) CentOS
8 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (35.85%) Project Delivery
3 8 (15.09%) Migration
4 7 (13.21%) ITIL
4 7 (13.21%) Project Management
5 5 (9.43%) Commercial Awareness
5 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.43%) Service Management
6 3 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (3.77%) High Availability
7 2 (3.77%) Presales
7 2 (3.77%) Time Management
8 1 (1.89%) BDD
8 1 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.89%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (1.89%) Email Filtering
8 1 (1.89%) Kanban
8 1 (1.89%) Proactive Monitoring
8 1 (1.89%) Product Management
8 1 (1.89%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.89%) Java
3 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.89%) HP ASE
2 1 (1.89%) HP MASE
2 1 (1.89%) MCSE
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) GDPR
2 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (90.57%) Active Directory
2 34 (64.15%) Hyper-V
3 31 (58.49%) XenApp
4 25 (47.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (20.75%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (13.21%) DFS Replication
6 7 (13.21%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (13.21%) XenDesktop
7 5 (9.43%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.89%) Firmware
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.89%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) Backup Exec
2 7 (13.21%) SCVMM
3 5 (9.43%) FortiGate
4 4 (7.55%) SCCM
5 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.77%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.89%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.89%) vMotion
6 1 (1.89%) vRealize
6 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (98.11%) VMware
2 35 (66.04%) Citrix
3 30 (56.60%) Dell
3 30 (56.60%) NetApp
4 25 (47.17%) HP
4 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
5 24 (45.28%) Cisco
6 19 (35.85%) Veeam
7 17 (32.08%) Dell Compellent
8 14 (26.42%) Symantec
9 3 (5.66%) Avaya
10 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.77%) Acronis
10 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.89%) Brocade
11 1 (1.89%) EMC
11 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.89%) McAfee
11 1 (1.89%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (1.89%) Palo Alto