Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 249 261
Rank change year-on-year +29 +12 -24
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 72 75 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.75% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 5.87% 7.15% 7.06%
Number of salaries quoted 55 73 59
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £29,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,650
% change year-on-year +5.56% -3.54% +9.76%

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 1,226 1,049 1,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.43% 10.54% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 882 872 1,068
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.81% +3.21%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -12 43 £40,000 +1.59% 3
Warwickshire - 8 £29,000 - 1
Wolverhampton -6 5 £35,000 +12.90%
Dudley - 5 £26,000 -
Staffordshire +8 3 £25,000 -10.71%
Worcestershire -2 2 £38,750 +3.33%
Wednesbury - 2 £26,500 -
Coventry +4 1 - - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 69 (95.83%) VMware
2 66 (91.67%) Windows
3 61 (84.72%) Windows Server
4 53 (73.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (66.67%) Citrix
6 47 (65.28%) Microsoft
7 43 (59.72%) Active Directory
8 40 (55.56%) Hyper-V
9 38 (52.78%) XenApp
10 37 (51.39%) XenDesktop
10 37 (51.39%) MS Exchange
11 32 (44.44%) SLA
11 32 (44.44%) Self-Motivation
12 31 (43.06%) Office 365
13 30 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
14 29 (40.28%) Firewall
15 26 (36.11%) Degree
15 26 (36.11%) ITIL
16 25 (34.72%) Cisco
16 25 (34.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 24 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
18 23 (31.94%) SQL
18 23 (31.94%) Service Delivery
19 22 (30.56%) HP
19 22 (30.56%) SAN
19 22 (30.56%) NetApp
19 22 (30.56%) Data Centre
20 19 (26.39%) PowerShell
21 18 (25.00%) Bash Shell
21 18 (25.00%) NetScaler

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 37 (51.39%) MS Exchange
2 24 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.78%) IIS
4 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (43.06%) Office 365
2 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (40.28%) Firewall
2 22 (30.56%) SAN
3 18 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 13 (18.06%) Remote Desktop
5 12 (16.67%) VSAN
6 10 (13.89%) LAN
6 10 (13.89%) WAN
7 7 (9.72%) IPsec
7 7 (9.72%) IPv6
7 7 (9.72%) Spanning Tree
7 7 (9.72%) VLAN
8 5 (6.94%) DMZ
9 4 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (5.56%) Internet
9 4 (5.56%) VPN
10 2 (2.78%) DHCP
10 2 (2.78%) DNS
11 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.39%) MSI
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Automotive
2 2 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Citrix Specialist
1 15 (20.83%) Citrix Technical Specialist
1 15 (20.83%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 15 (20.83%) Technical Specialist
1 15 (20.83%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 14 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Implementation Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Senior Implementation Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) IT Support
6 6 (8.33%) Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Linux Support
7 5 (6.94%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
8 4 (5.56%) IT Technician
8 4 (5.56%) Linux Technician
8 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Support Technician
8 4 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) COM
1 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (44.44%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (30.56%) Data Centre
3 18 (25.00%) Public Cloud
4 17 (23.61%) Computer Science
5 16 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (9.72%) Fat Client
6 7 (9.72%) HP StoreVirtual
6 7 (9.72%) Thin Client
7 5 (6.94%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.78%) AS400
9 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.39%) iSeries
9 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 66 (91.67%) Windows
2 61 (84.72%) Windows Server
3 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (13.89%) Linux
5 5 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.94%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.11%) ITIL
2 25 (34.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (31.94%) Service Delivery
4 17 (23.61%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (23.61%) Root Cause Analysis
4 17 (23.61%) Software Engineering
5 9 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 6 (8.33%) Migration
6 6 (8.33%) Project Management
6 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (6.94%) ITSM
7 5 (6.94%) Service Management
8 4 (5.56%) Data Privacy
8 4 (5.56%) Line Management
8 4 (5.56%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.94%) SQL
2 19 (26.39%) PowerShell
3 18 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.94%) Python
4 5 (6.94%) VB
4 5 (6.94%) VBScript
5 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (36.11%) Degree
2 17 (23.61%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (23.61%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.33%) MCSA
4 6 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (6.94%) HNC
5 5 (6.94%) MCP
6 3 (4.17%) MCITP
6 3 (4.17%) MCSE
7 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (44.44%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 53 (73.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (59.72%) Active Directory
3 40 (55.56%) Hyper-V
4 38 (52.78%) XenApp
5 37 (51.39%) XenDesktop
6 30 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (23.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (11.11%) VMware NSX
9 7 (9.72%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (9.72%) Terminal Services
10 4 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (2.78%) XenServer
12 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (23.61%) SCVMM
1 17 (23.61%) vCenter Server
1 17 (23.61%) vMotion
2 5 (6.94%) Backup Exec
2 5 (6.94%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (6.94%) vRealize
3 4 (5.56%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (95.83%) VMware
2 48 (66.67%) Citrix
3 47 (65.28%) Microsoft
4 25 (34.72%) Cisco
5 22 (30.56%) HP
5 22 (30.56%) NetApp
6 17 (23.61%) Ivanti
7 14 (19.44%) Dell
8 12 (16.67%) Dell Compellent
9 11 (15.28%) Veeam
10 7 (9.72%) CheckPoint
10 7 (9.72%) SonicWALL
11 6 (8.33%) Red Hat
11 6 (8.33%) ServiceNow
12 5 (6.94%) Intel
12 5 (6.94%) McAfee
13 4 (5.56%) Sophos
14 1 (1.39%) arcserve
14 1 (1.39%) CommVault
14 1 (1.39%) Juniper