The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 296 228 222
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -6
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 153 212 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 1.00% 1.14%
As % of the System Software category 5.53% 7.88% 10.31%
Number of salaries quoted 128 184 225
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
VMware ESX
England

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

System Software Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2767 2692 2522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 12.42% 12.69% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2226 2279 2194
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VMware ESX
Salary Trend in the South East

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

VMware ESX Salary Trend in the South East

VMware ESX
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

VMware ESX Salary Histogram in the South East

VMware ESX
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Berkshire +7 62 £40,000 - 3
Surrey -58 31 £48,000 -4.00% 2
Hampshire -32 23 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire 0 16 £50,000 +11.11%
West Sussex +2 12 £46,500 -22.50% 3
East Sussex - 8 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire +1 6 £50,000 +25.00%
Kent -9 4 £67,500 +39.17%
Middlesex - 3 - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 291 (100.00%) VMware
2 226 (77.66%) Windows
3 192 (65.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 161 (55.33%) Microsoft
5 149 (51.20%) Active Directory
6 111 (38.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 105 (36.08%) Citrix
8 103 (35.40%) SAN
9 80 (27.49%) MS Exchange
10 79 (27.15%) DNS
11 77 (26.46%) HP
12 75 (25.77%) SQL Server
13 74 (25.43%) XenApp
14 70 (24.05%) ITIL
15 63 (21.65%) Linux
15 63 (21.65%) SQL
15 63 (21.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 63 (21.65%) Firewall
16 57 (19.59%) DHCP
17 56 (19.24%) Exchange Server 2010
18 53 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
19 52 (17.87%) vSphere
20 51 (17.53%) VMware ESXi
21 50 (17.18%) Cisco
22 49 (16.84%) NetBackup
23 48 (16.49%) NetApp
24 47 (16.15%) Symantec
24 47 (16.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 47 (16.15%) Security Cleared
25 46 (15.81%) MS Excel

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 80 (27.49%) MS Exchange
2 56 (19.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 40 (13.75%) IIS
5 38 (13.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (7.22%) Apache
8 20 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2000
9 15 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (4.81%) Tomcat
11 12 (4.12%) SharePoint
12 8 (2.75%) Lync
13 7 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (1.37%) OpenStack
16 3 (1.03%) SAS
17 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
17 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 46 (15.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.12%) Maximo
2 2 (0.69%) Summit
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.37%) Google Compute Engine
3 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.03%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (35.40%) SAN
2 79 (27.15%) DNS
3 63 (21.65%) Firewall
4 57 (19.59%) DHCP
5 45 (15.46%) NAS
6 27 (9.28%) Internet
7 23 (7.90%) TCP/IP
8 17 (5.84%) SMTP
8 17 (5.84%) IMAP
9 16 (5.50%) Wireshark
9 16 (5.50%) LAN
10 14 (4.81%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (4.81%) WAN
10 14 (4.81%) VPN
11 13 (4.47%) iSCSI
12 11 (3.78%) SSL
13 10 (3.44%) VLAN
14 9 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (2.41%) FTP
16 6 (2.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (25.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (5.15%) MySQL
4 12 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.75%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.41%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.72%) DTS
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (5.84%) AQtime
1 17 (5.84%) WebLOAD
2 9 (3.09%) LoadRunner
3 5 (1.72%) SilkPerformer
4 4 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
General
1 42 (14.43%) Finance
2 13 (4.47%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.47%) Back Office
3 9 (3.09%) German Language
4 7 (2.41%) Publishing
5 5 (1.72%) Retail
6 4 (1.37%) French Language
6 4 (1.37%) Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Legal
7 3 (1.03%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.69%) Marketing
8 2 (0.69%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 36 (12.37%) Administrator
2 27 (9.28%) Consultant
3 26 (8.93%) Support Engineer
4 25 (8.59%) Analyst
5 24 (8.25%) Systems Administrator
6 20 (6.87%) Network Engineer
6 20 (6.87%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 19 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (5.84%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (4.81%) Architect
9 14 (4.81%) Technical Support
9 14 (4.81%) Technical Engineer
10 13 (4.47%) Server Engineer
11 12 (4.12%) Technical Consultant
11 12 (4.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (4.12%) IT Administrator
11 12 (4.12%) Senior Network Engineer
12 11 (3.78%) Technical Support Engineer
12 11 (3.78%) Test Engineer
13 10 (3.44%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.56%) .NET
2 17 (5.84%) MAPI
3 9 (3.09%) Web Services
4 8 (2.75%) YAML
5 5 (1.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 4 (1.37%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.03%) Flash
8 2 (0.69%) J2EE
9 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.34%) Middleware
9 1 (0.34%) XML
9 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.12%) Clustering
2 21 (7.22%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.50%) Replication
4 15 (5.15%) Blackberry
5 13 (4.47%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.44%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.72%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.72%) CLARiiON
7 5 (1.72%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.37%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.03%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.03%) HP StorageWorks
10 2 (0.69%) Wiki
10 2 (0.69%) Symmetrix DMX
10 2 (0.69%) Online Games
11 1 (0.34%) DTV
11 1 (0.34%) Firmware
11 1 (0.34%) iPhone
11 1 (0.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 226 (77.66%) Windows
2 111 (38.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (21.65%) Linux
3 63 (21.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (10.31%) UNIX
6 27 (9.28%) Solaris
7 24 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (7.22%) Windows 7
9 19 (6.53%) Windows XP
10 18 (6.19%) Windows 2000
11 11 (3.78%) AIX
12 10 (3.44%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (2.06%) CentOS
14 5 (1.72%) VMS
15 2 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.69%) SUSE
15 2 (0.69%) HPUX
16 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.05%) ITIL
2 31 (10.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (8.25%) Load Balancing
4 21 (7.22%) Problem Management
5 19 (6.53%) Service Management
6 18 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (5.84%) Benchmarking
8 16 (5.50%) Change Control
8 16 (5.50%) Migration
9 12 (4.12%) ITSM
10 10 (3.44%) Change Management
10 10 (3.44%) Validation
11 9 (3.09%) Project Management
11 9 (3.09%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (3.09%) DevOps
12 8 (2.75%) Capacity Management
12 8 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (2.41%) Incident Management
14 6 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (2.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 63 (21.65%) SQL
2 24 (8.25%) PowerShell
3 22 (7.56%) C++
4 17 (5.84%) C#
5 16 (5.50%) Perl
6 10 (3.44%) PHP
6 10 (3.44%) Java
7 9 (3.09%) Ruby
8 8 (2.75%) Python
9 7 (2.41%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.06%) VB
10 6 (2.06%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.72%) VBScript
11 5 (1.72%) C
12 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 47 (16.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 47 (16.15%) Security Cleared
2 45 (15.46%) Degree
3 41 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (12.71%) MCP
5 35 (12.03%) SC Cleared
6 34 (11.68%) MCSE
6 34 (11.68%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (10.65%) CCNA
8 18 (6.19%) CCNP
9 12 (4.12%) DV Cleared
9 12 (4.12%) MCITP
10 11 (3.78%) MCSA
11 8 (2.75%) NCDA
11 8 (2.75%) NCIE
11 8 (2.75%) JNCIE
11 8 (2.75%) JNCIA
12 7 (2.41%) MCTS
13 6 (2.06%) VCAP
13 6 (2.06%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.25%) SLA
2 21 (7.22%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 192 (65.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 149 (51.20%) Active Directory
3 74 (25.43%) XenApp
4 52 (17.87%) vSphere
5 51 (17.53%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (12.37%) Hyper-V
7 29 (9.97%) XenServer
8 27 (9.28%) XenDesktop
9 23 (7.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 18 (6.19%) VMware Workstation
11 15 (5.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (4.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (4.47%) Terminal Services
14 12 (4.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 12 (4.12%) NFS
15 7 (2.41%) VMware Server
16 4 (1.37%) vCloud
16 4 (1.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 4 (1.37%) MetaFrame
17 3 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (16.84%) NetBackup
2 30 (10.31%) Backup Exec
3 21 (7.22%) SCOM
4 20 (6.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 18 (6.19%) SCCM
6 17 (5.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 15 (5.15%) Tivoli
8 11 (3.78%) HP SIM
9 9 (3.09%) ARCserve
9 9 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (2.75%) FortiGate
10 8 (2.75%) Puppet
10 8 (2.75%) WSUS
11 7 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (2.06%) PureDisk
13 4 (1.37%) OpenView
13 4 (1.37%) Control-M
14 3 (1.03%) Legato
14 3 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 291 (100.00%) VMware
2 161 (55.33%) Microsoft
3 105 (36.08%) Citrix
4 77 (26.46%) HP
5 50 (17.18%) Cisco
6 48 (16.49%) NetApp
7 47 (16.15%) Symantec
8 36 (12.37%) IBM
9 32 (11.00%) EMC
10 26 (8.93%) Juniper
11 25 (8.59%) Dell
12 23 (7.90%) Intel
13 19 (6.53%) Red Hat
14 15 (5.15%) Oracle
14 15 (5.15%) Veritas
14 15 (5.15%) F5
14 15 (5.15%) Veeam
15 12 (4.12%) Brocade
16 11 (3.78%) JBoss
16 11 (3.78%) Sun
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