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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 71 78 61
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 5 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.67% 0.73% 1.14%
As % of the System Software category 8.93% 5.88% 10.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 4
Average salary £50,000 £43,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% -9.47%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
System Software Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
56 119 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 7.54% 12.45% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 55 101 62
Average salary £50,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £34,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (85.00%) SAN
4 16 (80.00%) Windows
5 14 (70.00%) Hyper-V
6 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (60.00%) Citrix
7 12 (60.00%) HP
7 12 (60.00%) iSCSI
8 11 (55.00%) XenApp
8 11 (55.00%) XenDesktop
8 11 (55.00%) Dell
8 11 (55.00%) SQL
9 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
10 8 (40.00%) EMC
10 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (40.00%) NetApp
10 8 (40.00%) DNS
10 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (40.00%) NCDA
10 8 (40.00%) NCIE
11 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
11 7 (35.00%) VMware ESX
11 7 (35.00%) Backup Exec
11 7 (35.00%) Symantec
12 6 (30.00%) Apple
12 6 (30.00%) SAS
12 6 (30.00%) DHCP
12 6 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (30.00%) SAS
1 6 (30.00%) Lync
2 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.00%) IIS
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) SAN
2 12 (60.00%) iSCSI
3 8 (40.00%) DNS
4 6 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall
6 2 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (5.00%) NAS
General
1 2 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Consultant
2 9 (45.00%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) FlexPod Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) EqualLogic
2 3 (15.00%) FlexPod
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Online Games
4 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (40.00%) NCDA
1 8 (40.00%) NCIE
2 5 (25.00%) VCAP
2 5 (25.00%) MCTS
2 5 (25.00%) MCITP
2 5 (25.00%) MCSE
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 18 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (70.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (55.00%) XenApp
3 11 (55.00%) XenDesktop
4 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (35.00%) VMware ESX
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (25.00%) XenServer
8 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Backup Exec
2 6 (30.00%) SCCM
2 6 (30.00%) WSUS
3 5 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) Citrix
3 12 (60.00%) HP
4 11 (55.00%) Dell
5 8 (40.00%) EMC
5 8 (40.00%) NetApp
6 7 (35.00%) Symantec
7 6 (30.00%) Apple
7 6 (30.00%) Fujitsu
8 5 (25.00%) PlateSpin
8 5 (25.00%) Veeam
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco