Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 209 253
Rank change year-on-year -11 +44 -17
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 68 91 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.97% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 5.11% 6.84% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 44 53 55
West Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% - -
10th Percentile £30,200 £25,850 £29,200
90th Percentile £51,250 £44,150 £47,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,332 1,331 1,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.01% 14.21% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,023 939 825
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £56,375
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +24 51 £40,000 +2.56%
Warwickshire -11 8 £40,500 +39.66%
Coventry +28 2 £35,000 -32.04%
Herefordshire - 2 £38,000 -
Wolverhampton +27 1 £35,000 +12.90%
Worcestershire -25 1 £25,500 -36.25%
Halesowen - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 65 (95.59%) VMware
2 58 (85.29%) Active Directory
3 57 (83.82%) Windows
4 44 (64.71%) Windows Server
5 43 (63.24%) Citrix
6 39 (57.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 38 (55.88%) XenApp
8 35 (51.47%) Cisco
9 34 (50.00%) Office 365
10 33 (48.53%) Microsoft Azure
11 31 (45.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 31 (45.59%) DNS
12 30 (44.12%) Dell
12 30 (44.12%) Hyper-V
13 29 (42.65%) DHCP
14 28 (41.18%) SAN
15 26 (38.24%) VMware ESXi
16 25 (36.76%) SLA
16 25 (36.76%) Microsoft
17 23 (33.82%) HP
17 23 (33.82%) NetApp
18 22 (32.35%) Clustering
19 21 (30.88%) Veeam
20 20 (29.41%) XenDesktop
20 20 (29.41%) ITIL
21 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2012
21 19 (27.94%) Azure Active Directory
22 17 (25.00%) Replication
23 16 (23.53%) Firewall
24 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Certification

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 11 (16.18%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (11.76%) SAS
3 7 (10.29%) Skype for Business
4 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (50.00%) Office 365
2 33 (48.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (27.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (7.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (45.59%) DNS
2 29 (42.65%) DHCP
3 28 (41.18%) SAN
4 16 (23.53%) Firewall
5 12 (17.65%) NetScaler
6 10 (14.71%) Spanning Tree
6 10 (14.71%) VLAN
7 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
8 8 (11.76%) FCoE
8 8 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (11.76%) iSCSI
8 8 (11.76%) NAS
9 7 (10.29%) Skype
10 4 (5.88%) WAN
11 3 (4.41%) IPsec
11 3 (4.41%) MPLS
11 3 (4.41%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.94%) IPv6
13 1 (1.47%) IGMP
13 1 (1.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) DbUnit
1 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.94%) jMock
1 2 (2.94%) JUnit
1 2 (2.94%) Maven
1 2 (2.94%) Mockito
1 2 (2.94%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) IT Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (7.35%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) ICT Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) Web Services
2 2 (2.94%) Apache Camel
2 2 (2.94%) J2EE
2 2 (2.94%) PowerMock
2 2 (2.94%) RESTful
2 2 (2.94%) SOAP
2 2 (2.94%) Spring
3 1 (1.47%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.47%) JPA
3 1 (1.47%) LDAP
3 1 (1.47%) REST
3 1 (1.47%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.35%) Clustering
2 17 (25.00%) Replication
3 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.82%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.94%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 57 (83.82%) Windows
2 44 (64.71%) Windows Server
3 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (13.24%) Linux
5 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.47%) CentOS
8 1 (1.47%) Debian
8 1 (1.47%) Fedora
8 1 (1.47%) Solaris
8 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (29.41%) ITIL
3 13 (19.12%) Project Management
4 12 (17.65%) ITIL V3
4 12 (17.65%) Service Management
5 11 (16.18%) Migration
6 9 (13.24%) Commercial Awareness
7 8 (11.76%) Supplier Management
8 7 (10.29%) Operations Management
8 7 (10.29%) Performance Management
9 5 (7.35%) Converged Infrastructure
9 5 (7.35%) DNA
9 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
9 5 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.41%) ITSM
11 3 (4.41%) Proactive Monitoring
11 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (2.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) Go
4 1 (1.47%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) PHP
4 1 (1.47%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (20.59%) MCSA
2 14 (20.59%) MCSE
3 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
4 8 (11.76%) CCA
4 8 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.29%) MCP
6 5 (7.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.94%) CCNA
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.47%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (36.76%) SLA
2 8 (11.76%) GDPR
2 8 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 58 (85.29%) Active Directory
2 39 (57.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (55.88%) XenApp
4 30 (44.12%) Hyper-V
5 26 (38.24%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (29.41%) XenDesktop
7 8 (11.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 6 (8.82%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (7.35%) Firmware
9 5 (7.35%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) XenMobile
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (7.35%) vMotion
3 4 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.88%) FortiGate
4 3 (4.41%) WSUS
5 2 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.94%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 65 (95.59%) VMware
2 43 (63.24%) Citrix
3 35 (51.47%) Cisco
4 30 (44.12%) Dell
5 25 (36.76%) Microsoft
6 23 (33.82%) HP
6 23 (33.82%) NetApp
7 21 (30.88%) Veeam
8 10 (14.71%) Dell Compellent
9 7 (10.29%) SolarWinds
9 7 (10.29%) Symantec
10 5 (7.35%) Google
11 3 (4.41%) Altiris
12 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
12 2 (2.94%) CommVault
12 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.94%) SonicWALL
13 1 (1.47%) McAfee
13 1 (1.47%) Samsung
13 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow