Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 163 211 225
Rank change year-on-year +48 +14 +32
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 44 68 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.88% 0.95%
As % of the System Software category 5.75% 5.18% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 44 52 51
Median annual salary £60,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +71.43% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,625 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £51,250 £43,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 765 1,312 1,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.03% 16.95% 14.34%
Number of salaries quoted 621 1,014 966
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +8.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for vSphere in the West Midlands

vSphere
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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
Warwickshire +33 20 £32,500 -19.75%
Birmingham +22 15 £60,000 +84.62% 2
Solihull +14 8 - - 1
Coventry +25 1 £35,000 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 44 (100.00%) VMware
2 42 (95.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (86.36%) Windows
4 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
5 29 (65.91%) Active Directory
6 28 (63.64%) Windows Server
7 25 (56.82%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (54.55%) Azure
9 23 (52.27%) Office 365
10 22 (50.00%) ITIL
11 21 (47.73%) Dell
12 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
13 19 (43.18%) Cisco
14 18 (40.91%) Citrix
14 18 (40.91%) Hyper-V
14 18 (40.91%) XenApp
15 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (38.64%) DNS
15 17 (38.64%) DHCP
15 17 (38.64%) NetApp
15 17 (38.64%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (34.09%) PowerShell
17 14 (31.82%) Service Management
17 14 (31.82%) SQL
17 14 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (29.55%) Remote Desktop
18 13 (29.55%) SAN
19 12 (27.27%) SCCM
19 12 (27.27%) Clustering
19 12 (27.27%) vCenter Server

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 6 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Fuse
2 5 (11.36%) Tomcat
3 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 24 (54.55%) Azure
2 23 (52.27%) Office 365
3 6 (13.64%) AWS
3 6 (13.64%) IaaS
3 6 (13.64%) PaaS
4 5 (11.36%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (38.64%) DHCP
1 17 (38.64%) DNS
2 13 (29.55%) Remote Desktop
2 13 (29.55%) SAN
3 11 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (15.91%) Firewall
5 5 (11.36%) VPN
6 4 (9.09%) NetScaler
7 3 (6.82%) VLAN
8 2 (4.55%) LAN
8 2 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (4.55%) Skype
8 2 (4.55%) SSL
8 2 (4.55%) VoIP
8 2 (4.55%) VSAN
8 2 (4.55%) WAN
8 2 (4.55%) Wireless
9 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) MySQL
3 5 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 11 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.36%) DbUnit
2 5 (11.36%) jMock
2 5 (11.36%) JUnit
2 5 (11.36%) Maven
2 5 (11.36%) Mockito
2 5 (11.36%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.27%) MSI
General
1 6 (13.64%) Digital Economy
2 3 (6.82%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 9 (20.45%) IT Engineer
1 9 (20.45%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Administrator
2 7 (15.91%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Citrix Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) VMware Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
1 6 (13.64%) HTML
1 6 (13.64%) LAMP
1 6 (13.64%) YAML
2 5 (11.36%) Apache Camel
2 5 (11.36%) J2EE
2 5 (11.36%) PowerMock
2 5 (11.36%) REST
2 5 (11.36%) RESTful
2 5 (11.36%) SOAP
2 5 (11.36%) Spring
2 5 (11.36%) Web Services
2 5 (11.36%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (27.27%) Clustering
3 10 (22.73%) Replication
4 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 6 (13.64%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (13.64%) Public Cloud
5 6 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (13.64%) User Experience
6 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
7 2 (4.55%) CMDB
7 2 (4.55%) EMC VNX
8 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 38 (86.36%) Windows
2 28 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 9 (20.45%) Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) ITIL
2 14 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (31.82%) Service Management
3 11 (25.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 9 (20.45%) ITIL V3
5 8 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 7 (15.91%) Change Control
7 6 (13.64%) Data Privacy
7 6 (13.64%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (13.64%) DevOps
7 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (13.64%) OWASP
7 6 (13.64%) Release Management
7 6 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (13.64%) SIEM
7 6 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.36%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) PowerShell
2 14 (31.82%) SQL
3 11 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (13.64%) C
4 6 (13.64%) PHP
4 6 (13.64%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (25.00%) MCSA
2 11 (25.00%) MCSE
3 10 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (13.64%) Degree
4 6 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) GDPR
2 2 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (95.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (65.91%) Active Directory
3 25 (56.82%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (40.91%) Hyper-V
4 18 (40.91%) XenApp
5 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (4.55%) vCloud
6 2 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (4.55%) VMware NSX
6 2 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) SCCM
1 12 (27.27%) vCenter Server
2 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (15.91%) SCOM
4 4 (9.09%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (4.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) VMware
2 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 21 (47.73%) Dell
4 19 (43.18%) Cisco
5 18 (40.91%) Citrix
6 17 (38.64%) NetApp
7 10 (22.73%) Veeam
8 6 (13.64%) Fujitsu
8 6 (13.64%) McAfee
9 5 (11.36%) EMC
10 4 (9.09%) HP
10 4 (9.09%) Symantec
11 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
12 2 (4.55%) EqualLogic
12 2 (4.55%) Juniper
12 2 (4.55%) Meraki
12 2 (4.55%) Palo Alto
12 2 (4.55%) ProCurve
12 2 (4.55%) SonicWALL
12 2 (4.55%) Zerto