The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 112 100 129
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +29
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 12 20 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.63% 1.12% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 6.03% 16.13% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 4
Average salary £41,250 £32,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.92% -31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £23,500 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -4.49%
VMware ESX
South West

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

System Software Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
199 124 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 10.37% 6.97% 6.68%
Number of salaries quoted 153 111 102
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £23,450 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £47,550
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

VMware ESX
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

VMware ESX Salary Trend in Bristol

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing VMware ESX 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 VMware ESX.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (94.44%) Windows
3 15 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (77.78%) MS Exchange
5 12 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2000
5 12 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (61.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
8 9 (50.00%) Citrix
8 9 (50.00%) Windows 2000
8 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (44.44%) vSphere
9 8 (44.44%) Windows Vista
9 8 (44.44%) NetBackup
9 8 (44.44%) Backup Exec
9 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
9 8 (44.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (44.44%) Symantec
10 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (27.78%) Firewall
11 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
11 5 (27.78%) McAfee
11 5 (27.78%) MCP
11 5 (27.78%) DHCP
11 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
11 5 (27.78%) DNS
11 5 (27.78%) Clustering
11 5 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing VMware ESX 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 VMware ESX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 12 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2000
2 12 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (61.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (27.78%) Lync
5 4 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
7 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DHCP
1 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Wintel Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Server Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Server Support
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Clustering
2 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
3 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Vista
3 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 8
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
3 4 (22.22%) Change Control
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) MCP
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) vSphere
4 5 (27.78%) XenApp
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (22.22%) Terminal Services
5 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Norton AntiVirus
1 8 (44.44%) NetBackup
1 8 (44.44%) Backup Exec
2 5 (27.78%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (16.67%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) Citrix
3 8 (44.44%) Symantec
4 5 (27.78%) McAfee
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco
5 4 (22.22%) Dell
6 3 (16.67%) Red Hat