The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 368 337 308
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -29
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 808 826 946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.76% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 6.49% 7.71% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 635 686 809
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12458 10709 11723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.64% 9.85% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10273 9172 10032
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware ESX
Salary Trend

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

VMware ESX Salary Trend in the UK

VMware ESX
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VMware ESX over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 within the UK.

VMware ESX Salary Histogram in the UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England -35 754 £45,000 - 64
London -10 309 £50,875 +7.10% 28
South East -60 157 £45,000 +5.88% 11
City of London +44 107 £55,000 +8.91% 14
Yorkshire -2 80 £42,500 - 6
East of England -20 76 £42,500 -10.52% 5
West Yorkshire -9 64 £44,375 -1.38% 4
Berkshire -4 61 £40,000 - 6
Leeds -2 55 £45,000 +5.88% 4
North West +4 49 £34,500 -11.53% 5
West Midlands -15 41 £38,500 -9.41% 3
Hertfordshire +21 35 £48,500 -3.00% 2
South West -2 32 £46,000 +15.00% 4
Surrey -57 32 £47,750 -4.50%
Reading -8 27 £48,000 +28.00% 2
Hampshire -19 26 £42,750 +0.58%
Cheshire -2 25 £34,500 -31.00% 2
Watford +11 24 £46,750 -22.08%
Portsmouth -8 22 £43,000 +1.17%
Bristol +7 21 £44,250 +10.62% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 19 £50,000 +11.11%
Warwickshire - 17 £44,000 - 1
Bedfordshire -23 16 £50,000 - 2
Manchester -5 15 £34,500 +2.22% 3
Wales -7 14 £35,000 -10.25%
South Wales -9 14 £35,000 -12.50%
Cambridge -7 13 £42,000 +12.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 13 £42,000 +12.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 13 £26,000 -
County Antrim - 13 £26,000 -

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1603 (99.50%) VMware
2 1232 (76.47%) Windows
3 1118 (69.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 840 (52.14%) Active Directory
5 828 (51.40%) Microsoft
6 668 (41.46%) SAN
7 660 (40.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 552 (34.26%) MS Exchange
9 488 (30.29%) Citrix
10 478 (29.67%) ITIL
11 468 (29.05%) DNS
12 467 (28.99%) Linux
13 458 (28.43%) vSphere
14 455 (28.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 451 (28.00%) Cisco
16 449 (27.87%) HP
17 380 (23.59%) DHCP
18 379 (23.53%) SQL Server
19 341 (21.17%) Firewall
20 330 (20.48%) NetApp
21 326 (20.24%) MS Excel
22 320 (19.86%) Exchange Server 2010
23 287 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
24 286 (17.75%) Finance
25 274 (17.01%) TCP/IP
25 274 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
26 265 (16.45%) NAS
27 259 (16.08%) SQL
28 242 (15.02%) PowerShell
29 241 (14.96%) Exchange Server 2007

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 552 (34.26%) MS Exchange
2 320 (19.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 241 (14.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 217 (13.47%) IIS
5 163 (10.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 143 (8.88%) SharePoint
7 124 (7.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 118 (7.32%) Apache
9 92 (5.71%) Lync
10 59 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 56 (3.48%) Tomcat
12 54 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2000
13 40 (2.48%) WebLogic
14 38 (2.36%) SharePoint Server
15 21 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
16 18 (1.12%) IBM Notes
17 14 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
17 14 (0.87%) CMS
18 12 (0.74%) nginx
19 11 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 326 (20.24%) MS Excel
2 108 (6.70%) MS Office
3 10 (0.62%) MS Project
4 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.81%) Maximo
3 10 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.56%) Summit
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.19%) Cognos Controller
6 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.062%) Magento
7 1 (0.062%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
2 38 (2.36%) Office 365
3 28 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.93%) IaaS
5 13 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.50%) PaaS
7 6 (0.37%) SaaS
8 4 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 668 (41.46%) SAN
2 468 (29.05%) DNS
3 380 (23.59%) DHCP
4 341 (21.17%) Firewall
5 274 (17.01%) TCP/IP
6 265 (16.45%) NAS
7 188 (11.67%) WAN
8 187 (11.61%) LAN
9 114 (7.08%) VPN
10 110 (6.83%) Internet
11 74 (4.59%) iSCSI
12 72 (4.47%) SMTP
13 59 (3.66%) VLAN
14 54 (3.35%) Fibre Channel
15 48 (2.98%) Wireless
16 46 (2.86%) HTTP
17 42 (2.61%) SSL
17 42 (2.61%) IP Telephony
18 38 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
19 37 (2.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 140 (8.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (5.21%) MySQL
4 83 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 50 (3.10%) Oracle Database
6 30 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
8 23 (1.43%) Relational Database
9 16 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
10 13 (0.81%) DB2
11 9 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.50%) Big Data
13 5 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.31%) DTS
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (1.06%) AQtime
1 17 (1.06%) WebLOAD
2 15 (0.93%) LoadRunner
3 13 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.81%) Subversion
4 11 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.68%) SilkPerformer
5 6 (0.37%) Ant
6 5 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.19%) Hudson
7 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.19%) Maven
8 1 (0.062%) PowerBuilder
General
1 286 (17.75%) Finance
2 74 (4.59%) Banking
3 66 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 52 (3.23%) Retail
5 28 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 27 (1.68%) Back Office
6 27 (1.68%) Advertising
7 23 (1.43%) Marketing
8 22 (1.37%) German Language
9 20 (1.24%) Games
9 20 (1.24%) Legal
10 16 (0.99%) French Language
11 15 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (0.87%) Law
13 13 (0.81%) Italian Language
14 12 (0.74%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.74%) International Banking
15 10 (0.62%) Online Betting
16 9 (0.56%) Investment Banking
17 8 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 196 (12.17%) Support Engineer
2 182 (11.30%) Analyst
3 175 (10.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 133 (8.26%) Administrator
5 126 (7.82%) Systems Engineer
6 116 (7.20%) Architect
7 98 (6.08%) Consultant
8 96 (5.96%) IT Support
9 95 (5.90%) Systems Administrator
10 82 (5.09%) Server Engineer
11 76 (4.72%) Support Analyst
12 75 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
13 62 (3.85%) Network Engineer
14 61 (3.79%) Infrastructure Architect
14 61 (3.79%) Technical Support
15 58 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 52 (3.23%) Team Leader
17 46 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
18 44 (2.73%) Server Support
19 42 (2.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.92%) .NET
2 44 (2.73%) Software Packaging
3 33 (2.05%) Web Services
4 32 (1.99%) J2EE
5 23 (1.43%) Middleware
6 22 (1.37%) XML
7 18 (1.12%) HTML
8 17 (1.06%) MAPI
9 13 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
10 12 (0.74%) COM
10 12 (0.74%) Application Packaging
11 10 (0.62%) YAML
12 7 (0.43%) CSS
13 6 (0.37%) LAMP
14 5 (0.31%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 3 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
15 3 (0.19%) Flash
16 2 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
16 2 (0.12%) .NET Framework
16 2 (0.12%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 206 (12.79%) Clustering
2 75 (4.66%) Computer Science
3 72 (4.47%) Blackberry
4 62 (3.85%) Hedge funds
5 57 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 55 (3.41%) Client/Server
7 54 (3.35%) Replication
8 29 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
8 29 (1.80%) PKI
9 25 (1.55%) e-Health
10 20 (1.24%) Thin Client
10 20 (1.24%) Fat Client
10 20 (1.24%) Mathematics
11 18 (1.12%) EqualLogic
12 17 (1.06%) CLARiiON
13 16 (0.99%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.74%) Online Games
15 10 (0.62%) Social Media
15 10 (0.62%) Open Source
15 10 (0.62%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 1232 (76.47%) Windows
2 660 (40.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 467 (28.99%) Linux
4 455 (28.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 287 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 201 (12.48%) UNIX
7 175 (10.86%) Windows 7
8 123 (7.64%) Solaris
9 117 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 112 (6.95%) Windows XP
11 56 (3.48%) Windows 2000
12 43 (2.67%) CentOS
13 38 (2.36%) HPUX
14 37 (2.30%) AIX
15 28 (1.74%) VMS
16 27 (1.68%) Windows 8
17 23 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (1.24%) Ubuntu
19 18 (1.12%) Windows Vista
20 17 (1.06%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (29.67%) ITIL
2 201 (12.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 127 (7.88%) Change Management
4 119 (7.39%) Load Balancing
5 112 (6.95%) Problem Management
6 97 (6.02%) Capacity Management
7 95 (5.90%) Change Control
8 94 (5.83%) E-Commerce
9 82 (5.09%) Project Management
9 82 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
10 75 (4.66%) Migration
11 72 (4.47%) Capacity Planning
12 62 (3.85%) Incident Management
13 58 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
14 48 (2.98%) Kalman Filter
15 44 (2.73%) TOGAF
16 41 (2.55%) Service Management
17 40 (2.48%) Time Management
18 37 (2.30%) Software Architecture
18 37 (2.30%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 259 (16.08%) SQL
2 242 (15.02%) PowerShell
3 136 (8.44%) Perl
4 72 (4.47%) Java
5 51 (3.17%) C++
6 48 (2.98%) Shell Script
7 43 (2.67%) C#
8 37 (2.30%) VBScript
9 33 (2.05%) PHP
10 31 (1.92%) Python
11 25 (1.55%) VB
12 24 (1.49%) Ruby
13 23 (1.43%) T-SQL
14 22 (1.37%) C
15 20 (1.24%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.12%) JavaScript
17 8 (0.50%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.43%) Korn
19 6 (0.37%) Bourne shell
20 5 (0.31%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 274 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 207 (12.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 203 (12.60%) Degree
4 187 (11.61%) MCSE
5 176 (10.92%) Security Cleared
6 134 (8.32%) Cisco Certification
7 122 (7.57%) SC Cleared
8 116 (7.20%) CCNA
9 85 (5.28%) MCITP
10 77 (4.78%) MCP
11 71 (4.41%) CCNP
12 64 (3.97%) MCSA
13 61 (3.79%) Citrix Certification
14 55 (3.41%) DV Cleared
15 50 (3.10%) MCTS
16 48 (2.98%) CCA
17 25 (1.55%) VCAP
18 22 (1.37%) RHCE
18 22 (1.37%) PhD
19 20 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (8.19%) SLA
2 27 (1.68%) QA
3 20 (1.24%) ISO 9001
4 19 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.062%) BS7799
System Software
1 1118 (69.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 840 (52.14%) Active Directory
3 458 (28.43%) vSphere
4 222 (13.78%) Hyper-V
5 217 (13.47%) VMware ESXi
6 209 (12.97%) XenApp
7 120 (7.45%) XenDesktop
8 89 (5.52%) XenServer
9 82 (5.09%) Terminal Services
10 70 (4.35%) vCloud
11 68 (4.22%) VMware Workstation
12 64 (3.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 43 (2.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 37 (2.30%) NFS
15 34 (2.11%) MetaFrame
16 33 (2.05%) VMware Server
17 31 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
18 29 (1.80%) VMFS
19 16 (0.99%) UAG
20 13 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 185 (11.48%) NetBackup
2 155 (9.62%) SCCM
3 125 (7.76%) Backup Exec
4 121 (7.51%) SCOM
5 83 (5.15%) Norton AntiVirus
6 49 (3.04%) WSUS
7 40 (2.48%) HP SIM
7 40 (2.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 40 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 36 (2.23%) Nagios
9 35 (2.17%) Tivoli
10 32 (1.99%) Puppet
11 29 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 25 (1.55%) ARCserve
13 21 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
14 19 (1.18%) Legato
15 18 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
16 14 (0.87%) Opsview
17 13 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
17 13 (0.81%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1603 (99.50%) VMware
2 828 (51.40%) Microsoft
3 488 (30.29%) Citrix
4 451 (28.00%) Cisco
5 449 (27.87%) HP
6 330 (20.48%) NetApp
7 239 (14.84%) Symantec
8 236 (14.65%) EMC
9 184 (11.42%) IBM
10 168 (10.43%) Red Hat
11 132 (8.19%) Dell
12 111 (6.89%) Oracle
13 108 (6.70%) Veritas
14 71 (4.41%) Brocade
15 63 (3.91%) F5
15 63 (3.91%) Juniper
16 57 (3.54%) Sophos
17 52 (3.23%) CA
18 47 (2.92%) Intel
19 46 (2.86%) JBoss
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Home Based Contrac
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
MBA Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Computer Project Services Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Upto £45K Plus Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Unspecified £ Highly Competitive + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £50000 Per Annum C50k + On Call + Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £49000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-55k base + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago