The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 75 66 76
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 2 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.28% 1.98% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 2.35% 14.75% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 18 3
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
vSphere
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

System Software Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
85 122 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 12.04% 13.41% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 72 103 100
Average salary £27,500 £42,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.91% +5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,850 £30,000 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

vSphere
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Oxford region.

vSphere Salary Trend in Oxford

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (75.00%) XenApp
3 6 (75.00%) XenDesktop
3 6 (75.00%) NCDA
3 6 (75.00%) NCIE
3 6 (75.00%) NetApp
3 6 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) Dell
3 6 (75.00%) EMC
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (62.50%) NetBackup
4 5 (62.50%) Backup Exec
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (62.50%) Symantec
4 5 (62.50%) MCSE
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (62.50%) VCAP
4 5 (62.50%) Veeam
4 5 (62.50%) EqualLogic
4 5 (62.50%) XenServer
4 5 (62.50%) MCTS
4 5 (62.50%) MCITP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Consultant
1 6 (75.00%) Technical Consultant
2 5 (62.50%) Senior Consultant
2 5 (62.50%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) EqualLogic
2 1 (12.50%) FlexPod
2 1 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 6 (75.00%) NCDA
1 6 (75.00%) NCIE
2 5 (62.50%) VCAP
2 5 (62.50%) MCTS
2 5 (62.50%) MCITP
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (75.00%) XenApp
2 6 (75.00%) VMware ESX
2 6 (75.00%) XenDesktop
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (62.50%) XenServer
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) NetBackup
1 5 (62.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) Dell
3 6 (75.00%) EMC
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) NetApp
4 5 (62.50%) PlateSpin
4 5 (62.50%) Symantec
4 5 (62.50%) Veeam
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Fujitsu
5 1 (12.50%) Apple