The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Oxford region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 68 79 67
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 17 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.85% 0.90% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 27.87% 9.68% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 3
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £53,250 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +7.50%
System Software Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
61 93 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 6.64% 9.26% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 56 86 33
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
vSphere
Oxfordshire

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
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing vSphere across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

vSphere Salary Histogram in Oxford

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 28 (84.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (75.76%) Windows
4 24 (72.73%) SAN
5 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
6 21 (63.64%) Hyper-V
7 20 (60.61%) Citrix
8 17 (51.52%) iSCSI
9 16 (48.48%) HP
10 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (45.45%) XenApp
10 15 (45.45%) XenDesktop
11 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
12 13 (39.39%) DNS
12 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
13 12 (36.36%) Dell
13 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
14 11 (33.33%) Windows 8
14 11 (33.33%) SCCM
14 11 (33.33%) Load Balancing
15 10 (30.30%) Fujitsu
15 10 (30.30%) WSUS
15 10 (30.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (30.30%) SAS
15 10 (30.30%) DHCP
15 10 (30.30%) SQL
15 10 (30.30%) Apple
15 10 (30.30%) Lync
16 9 (27.27%) Clustering

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
2 10 (30.30%) SAS
2 10 (30.30%) Lync
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (12.12%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (72.73%) SAN
2 17 (51.52%) iSCSI
3 13 (39.39%) DNS
4 10 (30.30%) DHCP
5 6 (18.18%) Firewall
6 5 (15.15%) NetScaler
7 3 (9.09%) Internet
8 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (3.03%) NAS
General
1 3 (9.09%) Games
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Consultant
2 10 (30.30%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Field Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Pre Sales Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) VMware Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Storage Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Systems Architect
7 1 (3.03%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Clustering
2 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (12.12%) FlexPod
4 3 (9.09%) Online Games
5 1 (3.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 11 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.15%) MCITP
3 4 (12.12%) CCEE
3 4 (12.12%) CCIA
3 4 (12.12%) NCDA
3 4 (12.12%) NCIE
3 4 (12.12%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (9.09%) CCEA
4 3 (9.09%) CCAA
5 2 (6.06%) VCAP
5 2 (6.06%) MBA
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.03%) CCA
6 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.03%) MCSE
System Software
1 28 (84.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 21 (63.64%) Hyper-V
4 15 (45.45%) XenApp
4 15 (45.45%) XenDesktop
5 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
5 5 (15.15%) XenServer
6 3 (9.09%) Terminal Services
7 2 (6.06%) vCloud
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) SCCM
2 10 (30.30%) WSUS
3 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.03%) SCOM
4 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.03%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (60.61%) Citrix
3 16 (48.48%) HP
4 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
5 12 (36.36%) Dell
6 10 (30.30%) Fujitsu
6 10 (30.30%) Apple
7 6 (18.18%) NetApp
7 6 (18.18%) Cisco
7 6 (18.18%) IBM
8 3 (9.09%) EMC
8 3 (9.09%) Symantec
8 3 (9.09%) Veeam
9 1 (3.03%) AppSense