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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 74 76 81
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 3 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.37% 0.50% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 2.63% 8.00% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 6
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,100 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £64,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
114 50 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 14.16% 6.19% 12.08%
Number of salaries quoted 112 50 107
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,200 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 3 July 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Linux
3 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (46.67%) IBM
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) HP
5 6 (40.00%) NetApp
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 6 (40.00%) SCCM
5 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (40.00%) 3PAR
6 5 (33.33%) CentOS
6 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (20.00%) VLAN
8 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (20.00%) DHCP
8 3 (20.00%) Apache
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
8 3 (20.00%) SAN
8 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (20.00%) Veeam
9 2 (13.33%) Open Source
9 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (13.33%) Lync

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Apache
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Lync
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (13.33%) WPA
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Redmine
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Data Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Data Centre Architect
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) iSeries
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) CentOS
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (13.33%) Time Management
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
1 2 (13.33%) Line Management
1 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
1 2 (13.33%) Critical Success Factor
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) Terminal Server
4 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) WSUS
3 1 (6.67%) Zenoss
3 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) IBM
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) HP
3 6 (40.00%) NetApp
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) Veeam
5 2 (13.33%) Sophos
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) CommVault