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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 75 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 3 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.41% 1.00% 1.08%
As % of the System Software category 3.19% 14.29% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 9
Average salary £32,750 £38,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.93% -14.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £37,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,550 £62,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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
94 63 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 12.75% 7.02% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 83 62 105
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

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 22 May 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (93.33%) Linux
3 12 (80.00%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) CentOS
5 6 (40.00%) SCCM
5 6 (40.00%) 3PAR
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (40.00%) NetApp
5 6 (40.00%) HP
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 6 (40.00%) IBM
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) Apache
7 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
8 3 (20.00%) SAN
8 3 (20.00%) DHCP
8 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
8 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (20.00%) VLAN
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
9 2 (13.33%) Critical Success Factor
9 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (13.33%) Subversion

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (26.67%) Apache
1 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (13.33%) Lync
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (13.33%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (13.33%) NAS
3 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (13.33%) WPA
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.67%) Redmine
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Data Centre Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Data Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (26.67%) IT Support
4 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Architect
4 3 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) CentOS
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (13.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
1 2 (13.33%) Critical Success Factor
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (13.33%) Time Management
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) Zenoss
3 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) 3PAR
2 6 (40.00%) NetApp
2 6 (40.00%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
4 2 (13.33%) CommVault
4 2 (13.33%) Sophos
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix