The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 24 July 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 Oxfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 111 107 91
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 7 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.43% 0.73% 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 4.93% 6.19% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 9
Average salary £50,000 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.95% -3.52%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.84% -4.11%
System Software Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
142 210 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.78% 11.81% 9.37%
Number of salaries quoted 124 183 119
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

vSphere
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing vSphere across the Oxfordshire region.

vSphere Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

vSphere
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +10 5 £50,000 +11.11%
Banbury - 2 - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (87.10%) Windows
3 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
4 21 (67.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (61.29%) SAN
6 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
7 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (51.61%) Hyper-V
8 16 (51.61%) Citrix
9 15 (48.39%) XenDesktop
9 15 (48.39%) XenApp
10 14 (45.16%) iSCSI
10 14 (45.16%) HP
11 13 (41.94%) Dell
11 13 (41.94%) SQL
12 12 (38.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (35.48%) Cisco
13 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (32.26%) EMC
15 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2
15 8 (25.81%) DNS
15 8 (25.81%) Project Management
15 8 (25.81%) NetApp
15 8 (25.81%) NCDA
15 8 (25.81%) NCIE
16 7 (22.58%) XenServer
16 7 (22.58%) Time Management
16 7 (22.58%) Veeam
16 7 (22.58%) Windows 7

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (19.35%) MS Exchange
1 6 (19.35%) SAS
1 6 (19.35%) Lync
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (61.29%) SAN
2 14 (45.16%) iSCSI
3 8 (25.81%) DNS
4 6 (19.35%) DHCP
5 5 (16.13%) IP Telephony
5 5 (16.13%) Firewall
6 3 (9.68%) NAS
7 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
7 2 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (6.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Consultant
2 9 (29.03%) Technical Consultant
3 8 (25.81%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (22.58%) Project Manager
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Field Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
7 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) EqualLogic
2 3 (9.68%) FlexPod
3 2 (6.45%) Online Games
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (87.10%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
5 7 (22.58%) Linux
6 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2
1 8 (25.81%) Project Management
2 7 (22.58%) Time Management
3 5 (16.13%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (25.81%) NCDA
2 8 (25.81%) NCIE
3 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (22.58%) MCSE
3 7 (22.58%) MCTS
3 7 (22.58%) MCITP
4 5 (16.13%) VCAP
5 4 (12.90%) CEH
6 2 (6.45%) CCA
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 21 (67.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
3 16 (51.61%) Hyper-V
4 15 (48.39%) XenDesktop
4 15 (48.39%) XenApp
5 7 (22.58%) XenServer
5 7 (22.58%) VMware ESX
6 6 (19.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (16.13%) GPFS
8 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Backup Exec
2 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 6 (19.35%) WSUS
3 5 (16.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (16.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
3 16 (51.61%) Citrix
4 14 (45.16%) HP
5 13 (41.94%) Dell
6 11 (35.48%) Cisco
7 10 (32.26%) EMC
8 8 (25.81%) NetApp
9 7 (22.58%) Veeam
9 7 (22.58%) Symantec
10 6 (19.35%) Apple
10 6 (19.35%) Fujitsu
11 5 (16.13%) IBM
11 5 (16.13%) PlateSpin
12 2 (6.45%) ProCurve