Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 263 238
Rank change year-on-year +33 -25 +24
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 62 71 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.71% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 5.14% 6.24% 7.24%
Number of salaries quoted 51 68 69
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £27,300 £26,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.64% +7.65%

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 1,207 1,138 1,368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.93% 11.41% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 879 927 1,079
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,947 £56,375 £55,250
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -13 35 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Dudley - 8 £26,000 -
Warwickshire - 6 £37,500 - 2
Wolverhampton +8 4 £35,000 +6.06%
Staffordshire +12 3 £25,000 -9.09%
Wednesbury - 2 £26,500 -
Coventry +5 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 58 (93.55%) VMware
2 54 (87.10%) Windows
3 51 (82.26%) Windows Server
4 44 (70.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 40 (64.52%) Microsoft
5 40 (64.52%) Citrix
6 39 (62.90%) Active Directory
7 32 (51.61%) Cisco
8 31 (50.00%) NetApp
9 30 (48.39%) MS Exchange
9 30 (48.39%) Hyper-V
10 29 (46.77%) XenApp
10 29 (46.77%) Firewall
11 26 (41.94%) SAN
12 25 (40.32%) PowerShell
12 25 (40.32%) XenDesktop
12 25 (40.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 24 (38.71%) Self-Motivation
13 24 (38.71%) Office 365
14 23 (37.10%) VMware ESXi
14 23 (37.10%) SQL
15 22 (35.48%) Bash Shell
16 21 (33.87%) SLA
16 21 (33.87%) HP
16 21 (33.87%) Degree
17 19 (30.65%) Service Delivery
18 18 (29.03%) Dell
18 18 (29.03%) ITIL
19 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
20 15 (24.19%) Exchange Server 2003

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 30 (48.39%) MS Exchange
2 15 (24.19%) Exchange Server 2003
2 15 (24.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (38.71%) Office 365
2 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.77%) Firewall
2 26 (41.94%) SAN
3 15 (24.19%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (19.35%) LAN
4 12 (19.35%) WAN
5 10 (16.13%) NetScaler
5 10 (16.13%) VSAN
6 8 (12.90%) IPsec
6 8 (12.90%) IPv6
6 8 (12.90%) Spanning Tree
6 8 (12.90%) VLAN
7 5 (8.06%) DHCP
7 5 (8.06%) DNS
8 4 (6.45%) DMZ
8 4 (6.45%) VPN
9 3 (4.84%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (4.84%) Internet
10 1 (1.61%) Network Security
10 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (3.23%) Automotive
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
1 2 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Implementation Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (16.13%) Senior Implementation Engineer
4 9 (14.52%) Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 8 (12.90%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (11.29%) Citrix Specialist
6 7 (11.29%) Citrix Technical Specialist
6 7 (11.29%) Technical Specialist
6 7 (11.29%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) IT Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (4.84%) IT Support
10 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.71%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (20.97%) Data Centre
4 9 (14.52%) Computer Science
4 9 (14.52%) Public Cloud
5 8 (12.90%) Fat Client
5 8 (12.90%) HP StoreVirtual
5 8 (12.90%) Thin Client
6 5 (8.06%) Replication
6 5 (8.06%) Virtual Team
7 2 (3.23%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 54 (87.10%) Windows
2 51 (82.26%) Windows Server
3 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (14.52%) Linux
5 8 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (12.90%) Windows 10
6 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (30.65%) Service Delivery
3 18 (29.03%) ITIL
4 13 (20.97%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (17.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (16.13%) Server Virtualisation
7 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (14.52%) Incident Management
7 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
7 9 (14.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 8 (12.90%) ITSM
9 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (11.29%) Service Management
9 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.84%) Business Continuity
11 3 (4.84%) Migration
11 3 (4.84%) Project Management
11 3 (4.84%) Project Planning
11 3 (4.84%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) PowerShell
2 23 (37.10%) SQL
3 22 (35.48%) Bash Shell
4 7 (11.29%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) C
5 2 (3.23%) R
6 1 (1.61%) VB
6 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (33.87%) Degree
2 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (19.35%) MCSA
3 12 (19.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (17.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (14.52%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (12.90%) MCSE
7 7 (11.29%) HNC
8 6 (9.68%) MCP
9 3 (4.84%) MCITP
10 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.61%) CCNA
10 1 (1.61%) CISA
10 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.61%) CISM
10 1 (1.61%) CISSP
10 1 (1.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (33.87%) SLA
2 3 (4.84%) GDPR
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (70.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (62.90%) Active Directory
3 30 (48.39%) Hyper-V
4 29 (46.77%) XenApp
5 25 (40.32%) XenDesktop
6 23 (37.10%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (14.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (12.90%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (12.90%) Terminal Services
8 8 (12.90%) VMware NSX
9 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (3.23%) XenServer
10 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) vCenter Server
2 9 (14.52%) SCVMM
2 9 (14.52%) vMotion
3 4 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.84%) NetVault Backup
5 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (3.23%) SCCM
5 2 (3.23%) SCOM
5 2 (3.23%) vRealize
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 58 (93.55%) VMware
2 40 (64.52%) Citrix
2 40 (64.52%) Microsoft
3 32 (51.61%) Cisco
4 31 (50.00%) NetApp
5 21 (33.87%) HP
6 18 (29.03%) Dell
7 10 (16.13%) Dell Compellent
8 9 (14.52%) Ivanti
9 8 (12.90%) CheckPoint
9 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
9 8 (12.90%) SonicWALL
10 7 (11.29%) ServiceNow
10 7 (11.29%) Veeam
11 6 (9.68%) McAfee
12 4 (6.45%) Intel
12 4 (6.45%) Sophos
13 2 (3.23%) EMC
13 2 (3.23%) Fujitsu
14 1 (1.61%) IBM