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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 294 305 284
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 152 149 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 5.28% 5.21% 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 130 135 131
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% -3.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,750 £68,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
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
2880 2859 2706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 13.74% 12.26% 12.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2386 2315 2326
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 -4 56 £38,500 -8.87% 2
Hampshire +16 35 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Sussex +12 16 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Surrey -3 16 £39,250 -17.36% 1
Kent +14 11 £45,375 -37.41% 1
Buckinghamshire -19 8 £30,250 -32.77%
Oxfordshire +18 7 £40,000 -20.00%
East Sussex +31 2 £47,500 +72.72%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 287 (98.63%) VMware
2 262 (90.03%) Windows
3 163 (56.01%) Active Directory
4 151 (51.89%) Microsoft
5 143 (49.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 143 (49.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 131 (45.02%) Citrix
7 130 (44.67%) Cisco
8 119 (40.89%) MS Exchange
9 111 (38.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 109 (37.46%) vSphere
11 104 (35.74%) Firewall
12 95 (32.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 95 (32.65%) Exchange Server 2010
13 84 (28.87%) SAN
14 81 (27.84%) ITIL
15 79 (27.15%) Data Centre
16 77 (26.46%) LAN
17 76 (26.12%) VMware ESXi
18 73 (25.09%) XenApp
19 72 (24.74%) DNS
20 71 (24.40%) SQL
20 71 (24.40%) WAN
21 70 (24.05%) MS Excel
22 69 (23.71%) DHCP
23 67 (23.02%) SQL Server
23 67 (23.02%) TCP/IP
24 61 (20.96%) Clustering
25 56 (19.24%) Hyper-V
26 55 (18.90%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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
1 119 (40.89%) MS Exchange
2 95 (32.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (13.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 35 (12.03%) IIS
6 34 (11.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 21 (7.22%) SharePoint
8 18 (6.19%) Lync
8 18 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.75%) Apache
10 7 (2.41%) SAS
10 7 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2000
11 5 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.37%) Tomcat
13 3 (1.03%) JBoss
13 3 (1.03%) nginx
14 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
15 1 (0.34%) FileNet
Applications
1 70 (24.05%) MS Excel
2 35 (12.03%) MS Office
3 4 (1.37%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (2.06%) Maximo
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.78%) Office 365
2 9 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.06%) Taleo
3 6 (2.06%) Responsys
4 5 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.37%) Symantec.cloud
6 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (35.74%) Firewall
2 84 (28.87%) SAN
3 77 (26.46%) LAN
4 72 (24.74%) DNS
5 71 (24.40%) WAN
6 69 (23.71%) DHCP
7 67 (23.02%) TCP/IP
8 37 (12.71%) NAS
9 34 (11.68%) Internet
10 25 (8.59%) VLAN
11 23 (7.90%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (7.22%) iSCSI
13 20 (6.87%) VPN
14 18 (6.19%) SSL
15 16 (5.50%) Fibre Channel
15 16 (5.50%) NetScaler
16 11 (3.78%) VoIP
17 10 (3.44%) Wireless
18 9 (3.09%) MPLS
19 8 (2.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (23.02%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (6.53%) MySQL
5 15 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (3.78%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.06%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.37%) PerformancePoint
9 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.37%) QlikView
9 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.37%) MS Access
9 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.37%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.37%) OLTP
9 4 (1.37%) Star Schema
9 4 (1.37%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (2.06%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.37%) Subversion
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.34%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.34%) Ant
General
1 29 (9.97%) Finance
2 19 (6.53%) Back Office
3 10 (3.44%) Publishing
4 6 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.37%) Legal
6 3 (1.03%) Banking
6 3 (1.03%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (15.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (15.12%) Support Engineer
3 30 (10.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 24 (8.25%) Administrator
4 24 (8.25%) Analyst
5 23 (7.90%) Systems Administrator
6 21 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (6.53%) Systems Engineer
7 19 (6.53%) Architect
8 18 (6.19%) Technical Support
8 18 (6.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (5.50%) Technical Engineer
9 16 (5.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 16 (5.50%) Technical Support Engineer
10 15 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (5.15%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 13 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (4.47%) IT Support
11 13 (4.47%) Windows Server Specialist
11 13 (4.47%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.19%) .NET
2 17 (5.84%) Web Services
3 6 (2.06%) CGI
3 6 (2.06%) LAMP
4 4 (1.37%) MDX
5 3 (1.03%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.03%) Flash
6 2 (0.69%) CSS
7 1 (0.34%) XML
7 1 (0.34%) HTML
7 1 (0.34%) Middleware
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 79 (27.15%) Data Centre
2 61 (20.96%) Clustering
3 23 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (6.87%) Blackberry
5 19 (6.53%) EMC VNX
6 15 (5.15%) Client/Server
7 12 (4.12%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.09%) Replication
9 7 (2.41%) iPad
9 7 (2.41%) iPhone
10 6 (2.06%) Statistics
11 4 (1.37%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.37%) Data Integration
11 4 (1.37%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.37%) EqualLogic
11 4 (1.37%) PMI
11 4 (1.37%) PKI
12 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.03%) CMDB
12 3 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 262 (90.03%) Windows
2 143 (49.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 111 (38.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 95 (32.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (18.90%) Linux
6 53 (18.21%) Windows 7
7 39 (13.40%) Windows XP
8 19 (6.53%) Windows 2000
9 12 (4.12%) CentOS
10 11 (3.78%) Windows 8
11 9 (3.09%) UNIX
12 8 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.41%) Solaris
14 6 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.37%) Ubuntu
16 3 (1.03%) Windows Vista
16 3 (1.03%) Android
16 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.69%) AIX
17 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (27.84%) ITIL
2 29 (9.97%) Problem Management
2 29 (9.97%) Change Control
3 27 (9.28%) Project Management
4 25 (8.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (7.56%) Business Continuity
5 22 (7.56%) Load Balancing
6 16 (5.50%) High Availability
6 16 (5.50%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (5.15%) Migration
8 14 (4.81%) Change Management
8 14 (4.81%) Release Management
8 14 (4.81%) Patch Management
9 11 (3.78%) Server Building
9 11 (3.78%) Data Centre Operations
9 11 (3.78%) Performance Management
9 11 (3.78%) Project Planning
10 10 (3.44%) Security Patching
11 9 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 71 (24.40%) SQL
2 22 (7.56%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.19%) C
4 15 (5.15%) VBScript
5 14 (4.81%) VB
6 13 (4.47%) Java
7 10 (3.44%) Perl
7 10 (3.44%) Python
8 9 (3.09%) PHP
9 6 (2.06%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.72%) C#
10 5 (1.72%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.37%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.34%) Ruby
12 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (18.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (15.12%) MCSE
3 42 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 42 (14.43%) Security Cleared
4 38 (13.06%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (9.97%) CCNA
6 26 (8.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 25 (8.59%) Degree
8 19 (6.53%) MCP
9 15 (5.15%) CCA
9 15 (5.15%) Citrix Certification
9 15 (5.15%) DV Cleared
10 14 (4.81%) MCSA
11 11 (3.78%) MCITP
12 7 (2.41%) CCNP
13 6 (2.06%) CCIE
13 6 (2.06%) A+ Certification
14 5 (1.72%) SAP Certification
14 5 (1.72%) HP ASE
14 5 (1.72%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.65%) SLA
2 23 (7.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.41%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.72%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 163 (56.01%) Active Directory
2 143 (49.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (37.46%) vSphere
4 76 (26.12%) VMware ESXi
5 73 (25.09%) XenApp
6 56 (19.24%) Hyper-V
7 27 (9.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (7.90%) XenServer
9 20 (6.87%) XenDesktop
10 18 (6.19%) Terminal Services
11 12 (4.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 10 (3.44%) DFS Replication
13 8 (2.75%) Firmware
14 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (2.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 6 (2.06%) VirtualBox
16 5 (1.72%) Xen
17 4 (1.37%) vCloud
17 4 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
18 3 (1.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 48 (16.49%) SCCM
2 26 (8.93%) WSUS
3 24 (8.25%) SCOM
3 24 (8.25%) Backup Exec
4 18 (6.19%) ARCserve
5 15 (5.15%) NetBackup
6 13 (4.47%) EdgeSight
7 12 (4.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 12 (4.12%) Legato
8 11 (3.78%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (3.44%) SCSM
10 9 (3.09%) Puppet
11 7 (2.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (2.06%) Tivoli
12 6 (2.06%) HP SIM
12 6 (2.06%) HP Data Protector
12 6 (2.06%) Vagrant
12 6 (2.06%) Graphite
13 5 (1.72%) vMotion
13 5 (1.72%) Icinga
Vendors
1 287 (98.63%) VMware
2 151 (51.89%) Microsoft
3 131 (45.02%) Citrix
4 130 (44.67%) Cisco
5 48 (16.49%) HP
6 41 (14.09%) Symantec
7 35 (12.03%) EMC
8 28 (9.62%) Dell
9 26 (8.93%) Juniper
10 21 (7.22%) NetApp
11 20 (6.87%) Red Hat
12 19 (6.53%) IBM
13 18 (6.19%) CommVault
14 16 (5.50%) Dell Compellent
15 15 (5.15%) Oracle
16 14 (4.81%) AppSense
17 13 (4.47%) Intel
17 13 (4.47%) Sophos
18 10 (3.44%) SolarWinds
18 10 (3.44%) F5
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