Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 256 247
Rank change year-on-year +40 -9 -20
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 89 64 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 0.65% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 6.62% 6.23% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 51 64 75
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,750 £24,550
90th Percentile £43,750 £47,500 £57,900
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 1,345 1,027 1,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.17% 10.47% 10.82%
Number of salaries quoted 964 845 1,077
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.38% +5.00%

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 June 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 22 June 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 +8 53 £39,000 -8.24% 6
Warwickshire - 14 £32,000 -
Worcestershire +16 5 £40,000 +21.21%
Wolverhampton -10 5 £32,500 +4.84% 1
Staffordshire 0 2 £31,250 +13.64%
Coventry -6 2 £51,500 +52.55%
Dudley - 2 £25,000 -
Wednesbury - 2 £26,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 85 (95.51%) VMware
2 78 (87.64%) Windows
3 70 (78.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (76.40%) Windows Server
5 64 (71.91%) Microsoft
6 57 (64.04%) Citrix
7 55 (61.80%) Hyper-V
8 51 (57.30%) SLA
9 48 (53.93%) VMware ESXi
10 44 (49.44%) MS Exchange
11 43 (48.31%) XenDesktop
12 42 (47.19%) XenApp
13 41 (46.07%) Self-Motivation
14 40 (44.94%) Data Centre
14 40 (44.94%) ITIL
14 40 (44.94%) Degree
15 39 (43.82%) Active Directory
16 37 (41.57%) Exchange Server 2010
17 36 (40.45%) vMotion
17 36 (40.45%) vCenter Server
17 36 (40.45%) SCVMM
18 35 (39.33%) ITIL Certification
18 35 (39.33%) Computer Science Degree
19 33 (37.08%) Service Delivery
20 32 (35.96%) Public Cloud
20 32 (35.96%) NetScaler
20 32 (35.96%) Root Cause Analysis
21 31 (34.83%) Continuous Improvement
21 31 (34.83%) Computer Science
21 31 (34.83%) Ivanti

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 44 (49.44%) MS Exchange
2 37 (41.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.99%) IIS
3 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (25.84%) Office 365
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (35.96%) NetScaler
2 20 (22.47%) Firewall
3 15 (16.85%) SAN
4 7 (7.87%) LAN
4 7 (7.87%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (7.87%) WAN
5 5 (5.62%) DMZ
5 5 (5.62%) VPN
5 5 (5.62%) VSAN
6 4 (4.49%) DHCP
6 4 (4.49%) DNS
6 4 (4.49%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (3.37%) Internet
7 3 (3.37%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.12%) MSI
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.12%) Automotive
2 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.12%) Legal
2 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (25.84%) Citrix Specialist
1 23 (25.84%) Citrix Technical Specialist
1 23 (25.84%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 23 (25.84%) Technical Specialist
1 23 (25.84%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 19 (21.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (11.24%) IT Support
4 8 (8.99%) Technical Support
5 7 (7.87%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) IT Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Linux Support
6 5 (5.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Data Centre Architect
7 4 (4.49%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (4.49%) IT Technician
7 4 (4.49%) Linux Technician
7 4 (4.49%) Systems Architect
7 4 (4.49%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) REST
2 2 (2.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.12%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 41 (46.07%) Self-Motivation
2 40 (44.94%) Data Centre
3 32 (35.96%) Public Cloud
4 31 (34.83%) Computer Science
5 14 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.49%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.49%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.25%) AS400
7 2 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.12%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 78 (87.64%) Windows
2 68 (76.40%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.61%) Linux
4 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.62%) Windows Vista
5 5 (5.62%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.94%) ITIL
2 33 (37.08%) Service Delivery
3 32 (35.96%) Root Cause Analysis
4 31 (34.83%) Continuous Improvement
4 31 (34.83%) Software Engineering
5 8 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (8.99%) Project Management
6 6 (6.74%) Migration
6 6 (6.74%) Presales
7 5 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.62%) Hardware Maintenance
7 5 (5.62%) Line Management
7 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.62%) Statistics
8 4 (4.49%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 4 (4.49%) Resource Allocation
8 4 (4.49%) Supplier Management
8 4 (4.49%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.37%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.37%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.73%) SQL
2 11 (12.36%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.11%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.62%) VB
4 5 (5.62%) VBScript
5 2 (2.25%) Perl
5 2 (2.25%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (44.94%) Degree
2 35 (39.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 35 (39.33%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.62%) MCSA
4 5 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (4.49%) MCITP
5 4 (4.49%) MCSE
5 4 (4.49%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (2.25%) HNC
6 2 (2.25%) MCP
7 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (57.30%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 70 (78.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (61.80%) Hyper-V
3 48 (53.93%) VMware ESXi
4 43 (48.31%) XenDesktop
5 42 (47.19%) XenApp
6 39 (43.82%) Active Directory
7 31 (34.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.25%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.25%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.12%) Docker
10 1 (1.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 36 (40.45%) SCVMM
1 36 (40.45%) vCenter Server
1 36 (40.45%) vMotion
2 11 (12.36%) Backup Exec
3 7 (7.87%) vRealize
4 5 (5.62%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (4.49%) PowerCLI
6 3 (3.37%) NetVault Backup
7 2 (2.25%) QRadar
8 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (95.51%) VMware
2 64 (71.91%) Microsoft
3 57 (64.04%) Citrix
4 31 (34.83%) Ivanti
5 17 (19.10%) Cisco
6 16 (17.98%) HP
6 16 (17.98%) Veeam
7 10 (11.24%) NetApp
8 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
9 6 (6.74%) Dell
10 5 (5.62%) Dell Compellent
10 5 (5.62%) Intel
10 5 (5.62%) McAfee
10 5 (5.62%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.37%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.37%) Sophos
12 2 (2.25%) AppDynamics
12 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
13 1 (1.12%) EqualLogic