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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 75 73 78
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 4 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.52% 0.66% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 3.67% 8.33% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 6
Average salary £38,750 £50,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,150 £50,000 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
109 60 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 14.16% 7.96% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 102 58 103
Average salary £41,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.68% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,300 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.31%

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 5 August 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) Linux
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (30.00%) Line Management
8 3 (30.00%) VLAN
8 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (30.00%) CentOS
8 3 (30.00%) WSUS
8 3 (30.00%) Veeam
8 3 (30.00%) DHCP
8 3 (30.00%) DNS
8 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (30.00%) SQL
8 3 (30.00%) ITIL
8 3 (30.00%) Citrix
8 3 (30.00%) IBM
9 2 (20.00%) Sophos
9 2 (20.00%) SAN
9 2 (20.00%) CommVault
9 2 (20.00%) NetApp
9 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (20.00%) Terminal Server
9 2 (20.00%) MS Office
9 2 (20.00%) Apache
9 2 (20.00%) HP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Lync
2 2 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) VLAN
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (20.00%) WPA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Redmine
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Team Leader
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Data Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) CentOS
4 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Line Management
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) WSUS
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Veeam
4 2 (20.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (20.00%) CommVault
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) Sophos
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) HP