The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 231 249 230
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 86 83 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.77% 0.69% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 6.76% 7.40% 9.11%
Number of salaries quoted 65 72 106
Average salary £52,500 £51,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.94% +8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £32,550 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,400 £67,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +11.25%
VMware ESX
London

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

System Software Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1272 1121 1196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 11.45% 9.36% 9.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1134 973 1073
Average salary £47,500 £48,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VMware ESX
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

VMware ESX Salary Trend in the City of London

VMware ESX
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

VMware ESX Salary Histogram in the City of London

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

1 193 (100.00%) VMware
2 164 (84.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (75.65%) Windows
4 124 (64.25%) Active Directory
5 114 (59.07%) Microsoft
6 100 (51.81%) MS Exchange
7 85 (44.04%) Finance
8 83 (43.01%) Citrix
9 78 (40.41%) SQL Server
9 78 (40.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 68 (35.23%) Cisco
11 66 (34.20%) SAN
12 65 (33.68%) ITIL
13 50 (25.91%) vSphere
14 48 (24.87%) HP
14 48 (24.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 46 (23.83%) LAN
15 46 (23.83%) WAN
16 44 (22.80%) Windows Server 2012
17 43 (22.28%) DNS
18 40 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2010
18 40 (20.73%) PowerShell
19 39 (20.21%) SharePoint
20 38 (19.69%) Linux
21 33 (17.10%) Project Management
21 33 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
21 33 (17.10%) Firewall
21 33 (17.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 33 (17.10%) Hyper-V
22 31 (16.06%) SQL Server 2008

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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
1 100 (51.81%) MS Exchange
2 40 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (20.21%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (6.22%) Lync
6 11 (5.70%) IIS
6 11 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (5.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (2.07%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (2.07%) Apache
10 4 (2.07%) IBM Notes
10 4 (2.07%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) IaaS
3 1 (0.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (34.20%) SAN
2 46 (23.83%) LAN
2 46 (23.83%) WAN
3 43 (22.28%) DNS
4 33 (17.10%) Firewall
5 31 (16.06%) DHCP
6 24 (12.44%) IP Telephony
7 20 (10.36%) TCP/IP
8 12 (6.22%) VPN
9 9 (4.66%) VoIP
9 9 (4.66%) iSCSI
9 9 (4.66%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.63%) Internet
10 7 (3.63%) VLAN
11 6 (3.11%) NAS
12 5 (2.59%) Intranet
12 5 (2.59%) Wireless
12 5 (2.59%) Network Security
13 4 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (1.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (40.41%) SQL Server
2 31 (16.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.15%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.59%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.59%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.55%) DB2
5 3 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.04%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.52%) MySQL
7 1 (0.52%) OLAP
7 1 (0.52%) OLTP
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.04%) PowerBuilder
General
1 85 (44.04%) Finance
2 21 (10.88%) Banking
3 11 (5.70%) Retail
4 8 (4.15%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.11%) International Banking
5 6 (3.11%) Marketing
5 6 (3.11%) Advertising
6 5 (2.59%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.59%) Electronics
6 5 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (13.99%) Infrastructure Manager
2 17 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (7.77%) Systems Engineer
3 15 (7.77%) Server Engineer
4 14 (7.25%) Architect
5 13 (6.74%) Analyst
6 12 (6.22%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.70%) Consultant
8 10 (5.18%) Storage Engineer
9 8 (4.15%) Implementation Engineer
9 8 (4.15%) IT Support
10 7 (3.63%) Network Engineer
11 6 (3.11%) Head of User Experience
11 6 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.11%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (3.11%) Security Engineer
11 6 (3.11%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.11%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.11%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.11%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.59%) Web Services
3 3 (1.55%) Middleware
3 3 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.04%) .NET
4 2 (1.04%) COM
5 1 (0.52%) ODBC
5 1 (0.52%) SOAP
5 1 (0.52%) RESTful
5 1 (0.52%) JSON
5 1 (0.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.47%) Clustering
2 15 (7.77%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.18%) Hedge funds
3 10 (5.18%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.66%) Replication
5 7 (3.63%) PKI
5 7 (3.63%) Visualisation
6 6 (3.11%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.59%) DTV
7 5 (2.59%) EqualLogic
8 4 (2.07%) iPad
9 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.04%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.04%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (1.04%) e-Health
10 2 (1.04%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.52%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 146 (75.65%) Windows
2 78 (40.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (24.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (22.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (19.69%) Linux
6 15 (7.77%) Solaris
7 12 (6.22%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.22%) UNIX
8 7 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.11%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.04%) AIX
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.52%) VMS
12 1 (0.52%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (33.68%) ITIL
2 33 (17.10%) Project Management
3 25 (12.95%) PRINCE
4 17 (8.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (6.74%) Capacity Management
6 12 (6.22%) Change Control
6 12 (6.22%) Migration
6 12 (6.22%) PRINCE2
7 11 (5.70%) Network Management
8 9 (4.66%) Asset Management
8 9 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (4.66%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (4.15%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.15%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (4.15%) Change Management
10 7 (3.63%) Performance Management
11 6 (3.11%) Integration Testing
11 6 (3.11%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (3.11%) Process Improvement
12 5 (2.59%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.73%) PowerShell
2 13 (6.74%) SQL
3 10 (5.18%) VBScript
4 9 (4.66%) Perl
5 6 (3.11%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.11%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.07%) Java
7 3 (1.55%) Korn
7 3 (1.55%) Bourne shell
7 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.04%) C
9 1 (0.52%) VB
9 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
1 33 (17.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 31 (16.06%) Degree
3 20 (10.36%) MCITP
3 20 (10.36%) MCSE
4 14 (7.25%) MCSA
4 14 (7.25%) MCP
5 12 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (5.70%) CCNA
7 10 (5.18%) CCNP
8 7 (3.63%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (3.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.07%) NCDA
9 4 (2.07%) CCA
10 3 (1.55%) CCEA
10 3 (1.55%) CCIE
10 3 (1.55%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.55%) CCEE
10 3 (1.55%) CCIA
11 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.63%) SLA
2 6 (3.11%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 164 (84.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 124 (64.25%) Active Directory
3 50 (25.91%) vSphere
4 33 (17.10%) Hyper-V
5 30 (15.54%) XenApp
6 24 (12.44%) MetaFrame
7 17 (8.81%) XenDesktop
8 10 (5.18%) vCloud
9 8 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (3.63%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (3.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (3.63%) XenServer
11 4 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.07%) NFS
12 3 (1.55%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.04%) OpenSSH
13 2 (1.04%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (11.92%) SCOM
2 22 (11.40%) SCCM
3 17 (8.81%) NetBackup
4 9 (4.66%) XenMobile
5 7 (3.63%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.63%) WSUS
6 6 (3.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (2.07%) Legato
7 4 (2.07%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.55%) ARCserve
8 3 (1.55%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.55%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.04%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 2 (1.04%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.04%) OpenView
9 2 (1.04%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 193 (100.00%) VMware
2 114 (59.07%) Microsoft
3 83 (43.01%) Citrix
4 68 (35.23%) Cisco
5 48 (24.87%) HP
6 25 (12.95%) EMC
7 20 (10.36%) NetApp
8 18 (9.33%) Dell
9 17 (8.81%) IBM
10 14 (7.25%) Red Hat
10 14 (7.25%) Oracle
11 13 (6.74%) Symantec
12 9 (4.66%) Veritas
13 8 (4.15%) 3PAR
13 8 (4.15%) SolarWinds
13 8 (4.15%) Mitel
13 8 (4.15%) Juniper
14 5 (2.59%) SAP
14 5 (2.59%) CheckPoint
14 5 (2.59%) Websense
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