The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 107 97 100
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Permanent jobs citing vSphere 6 22 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.39% 1.31% 0.98%
As % of the System Software category 3.90% 10.58% 8.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 12
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
vSphere
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

System Software Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
154 208 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.13% 12.41% 11.19%
Number of salaries quoted 132 174 159
Average salary £29,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £23,650 £32,050
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £58,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 16 September 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 -5 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Banbury - 2 - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) SQL
4 9 (64.29%) Citrix
4 9 (64.29%) SAN
5 8 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (57.14%) XenApp
5 8 (57.14%) XenDesktop
6 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 7 (50.00%) MCTS
6 7 (50.00%) MCITP
6 7 (50.00%) VMware ESX
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (50.00%) MCSE
6 7 (50.00%) HP
7 6 (42.86%) Dell
7 6 (42.86%) EMC
7 6 (42.86%) NetApp
7 6 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (42.86%) NCDA
7 6 (42.86%) NCIE
8 5 (35.71%) VCAP
8 5 (35.71%) Veeam
8 5 (35.71%) XenServer
8 5 (35.71%) EqualLogic
8 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
8 5 (35.71%) Backup Exec
8 5 (35.71%) Technical Architecture

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) SAN
2 4 (28.57%) iSCSI
3 3 (21.43%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) Internet
4 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
5 1 (7.14%) NAS
5 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
5 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (35.71%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 5 (35.71%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) EqualLogic
2 2 (14.29%) Online Games
3 1 (7.14%) FlexPod
3 1 (7.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (50.00%) MCTS
2 7 (50.00%) MCITP
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) MCSE
3 6 (42.86%) NCDA
3 6 (42.86%) NCIE
4 5 (35.71%) VCAP
5 1 (7.14%) CEH
5 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (57.14%) XenApp
1 8 (57.14%) XenDesktop
2 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (35.71%) XenServer
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) Terminal Services
5 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (7.14%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
1 5 (35.71%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Citrix
4 7 (50.00%) HP
5 6 (42.86%) Dell
5 6 (42.86%) EMC
5 6 (42.86%) NetApp
6 5 (35.71%) Veeam
6 5 (35.71%) PlateSpin
6 5 (35.71%) Symantec
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco
8 1 (7.14%) Fujitsu
8 1 (7.14%) Apple
8 1 (7.14%) IBM