Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 252 246
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6 +10
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 52 63 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.63% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 4.33% 5.33% 6.90%
Number of salaries quoted 46 53 66
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,600 £27,250
90th Percentile £55,625 £53,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.41%

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 1,201 1,181 1,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.78% 11.76% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 866 915 959
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £56,250
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 0 29 £50,000 +29.87% 4
Dudley - 6 £26,000 -
Warwickshire +37 4 £43,750 -
Wolverhampton +15 3 £35,000 +12.90%
Herefordshire - 3 £38,000 - 1
Staffordshire +22 2 £23,750 -5.00% 1
Worcestershire -4 2 £36,500 -14.12% 2
Coventry +11 1 £33,500 -14.10% 2
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 48 (92.31%) VMware
2 41 (78.85%) Windows
3 37 (71.15%) Windows Server
4 36 (69.23%) Active Directory
5 35 (67.31%) Microsoft
6 34 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (57.69%) Cisco
8 29 (55.77%) Citrix
9 27 (51.92%) Firewall
10 23 (44.23%) NetApp
11 22 (42.31%) SAN
12 21 (40.38%) XenApp
13 20 (38.46%) SQL
14 19 (36.54%) PowerShell
14 19 (36.54%) Office 365
14 19 (36.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
17 16 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
18 15 (28.85%) XenDesktop
18 15 (28.85%) Bash Shell
18 15 (28.85%) HP
18 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (26.92%) Dell
19 14 (26.92%) Hyper-V
20 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
20 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
21 12 (23.08%) Linux
22 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
23 10 (19.23%) Infrastructure Management

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 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (36.54%) Office 365
2 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (9.62%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (51.92%) Firewall
2 22 (42.31%) SAN
3 10 (19.23%) LAN
3 10 (19.23%) Remote Desktop
3 10 (19.23%) WAN
4 8 (15.38%) IPsec
4 8 (15.38%) IPv6
4 8 (15.38%) Spanning Tree
4 8 (15.38%) VLAN
4 8 (15.38%) VSAN
5 6 (11.54%) DHCP
5 6 (11.54%) DNS
6 5 (9.62%) NetScaler
7 3 (5.77%) DMZ
7 3 (5.77%) VPN
8 2 (3.85%) Internet
8 2 (3.85%) WLAN
9 1 (1.92%) MPLS
9 1 (1.92%) Network Security
9 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
1 2 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Automotive
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Implementation Engineer
1 10 (19.23%) Senior Implementation Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) DBA
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior DBA
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior SQL DBA
7 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.77%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (19.23%) Replication
3 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 8 (15.38%) Fat Client
3 8 (15.38%) HP StoreVirtual
3 8 (15.38%) Thin Client
4 7 (13.46%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (5.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (78.85%) Windows
2 37 (71.15%) Windows Server
3 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (23.08%) Linux
5 9 (17.31%) Windows 10
5 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (19.23%) Infrastructure Management
2 10 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (19.23%) Server Virtualisation
3 9 (17.31%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 6 (11.54%) ITIL
4 6 (11.54%) ITSM
4 6 (11.54%) Project Management
4 6 (11.54%) Service Management
4 6 (11.54%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 5 (9.62%) Converged Infrastructure
6 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.69%) High Availability
6 4 (7.69%) Supplier Management
7 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.77%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) SQL
2 19 (36.54%) PowerShell
3 15 (28.85%) Bash Shell
4 5 (9.62%) Python
5 2 (3.85%) C
5 2 (3.85%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (19.23%) MCSA
3 9 (17.31%) Degree
3 9 (17.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (15.38%) MCSE
5 5 (9.62%) HNC
6 4 (7.69%) CCA
6 4 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (7.69%) MCP
6 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) CCNA
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.85%) MCITP
8 1 (1.92%) CISA
8 1 (1.92%) CISM
8 1 (1.92%) CISSP
8 1 (1.92%) HND
8 1 (1.92%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
2 4 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) GDPR
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 34 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (40.38%) XenApp
4 16 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (28.85%) XenDesktop
6 14 (26.92%) Hyper-V
7 8 (15.38%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (15.38%) Terminal Services
7 8 (15.38%) VMware NSX
8 6 (11.54%) XenServer
9 5 (9.62%) Firmware
10 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) vMotion
2 4 (7.69%) XenMobile
3 3 (5.77%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.77%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.85%) NetVault Backup
4 2 (3.85%) SCCM
4 2 (3.85%) SCOM
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 48 (92.31%) VMware
2 35 (67.31%) Microsoft
3 30 (57.69%) Cisco
4 29 (55.77%) Citrix
5 23 (44.23%) NetApp
6 15 (28.85%) HP
7 14 (26.92%) Dell
8 8 (15.38%) CheckPoint
8 8 (15.38%) Dell Compellent
8 8 (15.38%) SonicWALL
9 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
9 6 (11.54%) Veeam
10 5 (9.62%) Google
10 5 (9.62%) McAfee
10 5 (9.62%) ServiceNow
11 3 (5.77%) Intel
11 3 (5.77%) Sophos
12 2 (3.85%) EMC
12 2 (3.85%) Fujitsu
13 1 (1.92%) Juniper