Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 243 260
Rank change year-on-year -17 +17 -113
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 69 94 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.83% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 5.97% 7.21% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 64 66 69
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £24,450 £26,000 £28,440
90th Percentile £53,750 £63,750 £50,400
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 1155 1304 1035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.44% 11.53% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 917 998 862
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,150 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +4 41 £37,500 -
Staffordshire +10 6 £27,500 -19.12%
Worcestershire -3 6 £43,750 +56.25%
Coventry +1 3 £29,260 -54.98%
Wolverhampton - 3 £31,000 -
Warwickshire -4 2 - -
Shropshire -5 2 £17,625 -60.83% 1
Solihull -3 1 £42,500 +30.77%
West Bromwich - 1 £22,000 -
Halesowen - 1 - -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 68 (98.55%) VMware
2 63 (91.30%) Windows
3 61 (88.41%) Microsoft
4 55 (79.71%) Active Directory
5 53 (76.81%) Windows Server
6 41 (59.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 35 (50.72%) Veeam
8 28 (40.58%) Cisco
9 26 (37.68%) Citrix
10 25 (36.23%) SharePoint
11 24 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (34.78%) SAN
12 23 (33.33%) MCSA
13 22 (31.88%) Hyper-V
14 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (28.99%) MCSE
14 20 (28.99%) IIS
14 20 (28.99%) Backup Exec
14 20 (28.99%) Firewall
15 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 17 (24.64%) MS Exchange
17 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
18 15 (21.74%) SQL
18 15 (21.74%) Linux
18 15 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
18 15 (21.74%) Juniper
18 15 (21.74%) Driving Licence
19 13 (18.84%) VMware ESXi
19 13 (18.84%) DNS

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 25 (36.23%) SharePoint
2 20 (28.99%) IIS
3 17 (24.64%) MS Exchange
4 7 (10.14%) Apache
4 7 (10.14%) Tomcat
5 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (7.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.90%) WordPress
8 1 (1.45%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Office 365
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.90%) IaaS
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (34.78%) SAN
2 20 (28.99%) Firewall
3 13 (18.84%) DNS
4 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
5 9 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (8.70%) LAN
6 6 (8.70%) WAN
7 5 (7.25%) DHCP
8 3 (4.35%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.35%) NAS
8 3 (4.35%) Skype
8 3 (4.35%) Unified Communications
8 3 (4.35%) VPN
9 2 (2.90%) DMZ
9 2 (2.90%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.90%) VoIP
10 1 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) DbUnit
1 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.45%) jMock
1 1 (1.45%) JUnit
1 1 (1.45%) Maven
1 1 (1.45%) Mockito
1 1 (1.45%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Legal
3 5 (7.25%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.35%) Law
5 2 (2.90%) Retail
6 1 (1.45%) Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Games
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) IT Support
3 10 (14.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) IT Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) IT Manager
6 5 (7.25%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Support Team Leader
6 5 (7.25%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.35%) Field Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Field Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) IT Technical Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Specialist
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) .NET
2 3 (4.35%) SOAP
3 2 (2.90%) REST
4 1 (1.45%) Ajax
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.45%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.45%) CSS
4 1 (1.45%) HTML5
4 1 (1.45%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (1.45%) jQuery
4 1 (1.45%) JSON
4 1 (1.45%) Laravel
4 1 (1.45%) LESS
4 1 (1.45%) PowerMock
4 1 (1.45%) RESTful
4 1 (1.45%) Spring
4 1 (1.45%) Symfony
4 1 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.45%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Driving Licence
2 9 (13.04%) Clustering
3 8 (11.59%) Replication
4 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
4 7 (10.14%) Handset
4 7 (10.14%) PKI
4 7 (10.14%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.35%) iPad
6 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.90%) iPhone
6 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.45%) BBC
7 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.45%) User Experience
7 1 (1.45%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 63 (91.30%) Windows
2 53 (76.81%) Windows Server
3 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (21.74%) Linux
6 11 (15.94%) Windows 10
7 8 (11.59%) CentOS
8 5 (7.25%) Android
8 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.35%) Mac OS X
10 3 (4.35%) Unix
10 3 (4.35%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.90%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.45%) Debian
12 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (14.49%) Business Continuity
3 7 (10.14%) Business Continuity Planning
4 5 (7.25%) Project Management
5 4 (5.80%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (4.35%) Hardware Maintenance
6 3 (4.35%) Information Security
6 3 (4.35%) Kanban
6 3 (4.35%) Line Management
6 3 (4.35%) Migration
6 3 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.35%) Presales
6 3 (4.35%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.35%) Scrum
6 3 (4.35%) Service Management
7 2 (2.90%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.90%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) SQL
2 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.14%) Bash Shell
3 7 (10.14%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.25%) Java
5 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.35%) Python
5 3 (4.35%) VB
5 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.90%) Ruby
7 1 (1.45%) PHP
7 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (33.33%) MCSA
3 20 (28.99%) MCSE
4 18 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (17.39%) MCITP
6 5 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.80%) CCNA
7 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.45%) MCP
8 1 (1.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (79.71%) Active Directory
2 41 (59.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (31.88%) Hyper-V
4 13 (18.84%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.80%) XenApp
5 4 (5.80%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.90%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.90%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (28.99%) Backup Exec
2 11 (15.94%) vCenter Server
3 4 (5.80%) SCCM
4 3 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.35%) vRealize
5 2 (2.90%) Ansible
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.90%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.90%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.90%) Terraform
6 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (98.55%) VMware
2 61 (88.41%) Microsoft
3 35 (50.72%) Veeam
4 28 (40.58%) Cisco
5 26 (37.68%) Citrix
6 15 (21.74%) Juniper
7 11 (15.94%) HP
8 9 (13.04%) Sophos
9 8 (11.59%) Red Hat
10 7 (10.14%) Dell
11 6 (8.70%) SAP
12 5 (7.25%) NetApp
13 4 (5.80%) Apple
13 4 (5.80%) EMC
13 4 (5.80%) Fortinet
14 3 (4.35%) Acronis
14 3 (4.35%) CheckPoint
14 3 (4.35%) McAfee
14 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
15 2 (2.90%) Wyse