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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 400 373 347
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -26
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 708 820 824
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.68% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 5.70% 6.51% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 546 681 676
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%

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
12430 12601 10754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.50% 10.39% 9.87%
Number of salaries quoted 10265 10654 9103
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 28 May 2015 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 28 May 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
England -13 675 £45,000 +2.27% 58
London -39 244 £47,500 -5.00% 22
South East +16 144 £44,500 +4.70% 13
East of England +91 114 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Yorkshire -2 77 £38,000 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire +17 55 £35,661 +13.20% 2
Hertfordshire +32 53 £47,500 +18.75% 1
City of London +13 50 £47,500 -13.63% 9
Leeds +6 46 £35,661 +13.20% 1
Hampshire +21 45 £44,500 +7.22% 4
Berkshire -11 44 £45,000 +6.50% 3
South West -44 33 £34,500 -15.33% 5
Bedfordshire +31 28 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Essex +27 27 £43,750 -27.08%
West Midlands -9 24 £34,000 -9.33% 6
Hemel Hempstead +2 23 £47,500 +5.55%
Bedford +47 22 £55,000 -12.69%
Reading +3 21 £45,000 +4.65% 1
Surrey +37 20 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Portsmouth +27 20 £44,500 +3.48%
Brentwood +7 18 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire +1 18 £30,000 -34.78%
Birmingham -7 17 £33,250 -16.87% 5
Farnborough +3 16 £44,750 +49.16%
South Yorkshire -5 16 £42,500 +6.25%
North West -9 16 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Sheffield -3 15 £42,500 +6.25%
Gloucester - 15 £30,000 -
East Midlands +15 13 £35,000 -12.50%
Watford +21 12 £70,000 +64.70% 1

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 1309 (98.05%) VMware
2 1159 (86.82%) Windows
3 824 (61.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 762 (57.08%) Active Directory
5 724 (54.23%) Microsoft
6 643 (48.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 509 (38.13%) Citrix
8 501 (37.53%) MS Exchange
9 468 (35.06%) SAN
10 466 (34.91%) Cisco
11 442 (33.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 437 (32.73%) vSphere
13 402 (30.11%) Linux
14 399 (29.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 376 (28.16%) Firewall
16 371 (27.79%) DNS
17 346 (25.92%) SQL Server
18 321 (24.04%) ITIL
19 317 (23.75%) Exchange Server 2010
20 303 (22.70%) HP
21 293 (21.95%) Data Centre
22 273 (20.45%) XenApp
23 258 (19.33%) TCP/IP
23 258 (19.33%) MS Excel
24 250 (18.73%) DHCP
25 246 (18.43%) SQL
26 234 (17.53%) Finance
27 230 (17.23%) Hyper-V
28 227 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2007
29 222 (16.63%) Microsoft Certification

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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
1 501 (37.53%) MS Exchange
2 317 (23.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 227 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 183 (13.71%) IIS
5 148 (11.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 106 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 87 (6.52%) SharePoint
8 86 (6.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 82 (6.14%) Apache
10 71 (5.32%) Lync
11 47 (3.52%) Tomcat
12 33 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2000
13 23 (1.72%) nginx
14 22 (1.65%) JBoss
15 21 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
15 21 (1.57%) OpenStack
16 18 (1.35%) IBM Notes
16 18 (1.35%) WebLogic
17 17 (1.27%) WebSphere
18 15 (1.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 258 (19.33%) MS Excel
2 151 (11.31%) MS Office
3 17 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.30%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.22%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.45%) Maximo
2 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.22%) Primavera
4 2 (0.15%) Cordys
5 1 (0.075%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 86 (6.44%) Office 365
2 51 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (1.27%) PaaS
5 8 (0.60%) Heroku
6 7 (0.52%) SaaS
7 6 (0.45%) Engine Yard
7 6 (0.45%) IaaS
8 5 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.30%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.22%) Symantec.cloud
10 3 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
10 3 (0.22%) Route 53
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.15%) GitHub
11 2 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.075%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 468 (35.06%) SAN
2 376 (28.16%) Firewall
3 371 (27.79%) DNS
4 258 (19.33%) TCP/IP
5 250 (18.73%) DHCP
6 201 (15.06%) NAS
7 158 (11.84%) WAN
8 133 (9.96%) LAN
9 127 (9.51%) iSCSI
10 95 (7.12%) VPN
11 74 (5.54%) VLAN
12 72 (5.39%) Cisco ASA
13 71 (5.32%) Internet
14 55 (4.12%) MPLS
15 45 (3.37%) VoIP
16 44 (3.30%) NetScaler
17 42 (3.15%) IPsec
17 42 (3.15%) SMTP
18 40 (3.00%) Wireless
19 38 (2.85%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (25.92%) SQL Server
2 131 (9.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 88 (6.59%) MySQL
4 79 (5.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 43 (3.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 40 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 29 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 24 (1.80%) Oracle Database
9 20 (1.50%) MS Access
10 15 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
11 14 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
13 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.67%) Big Data
15 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
2 17 (1.27%) JIRA
3 13 (0.97%) Subversion
4 12 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.45%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.37%) Maven
8 4 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.30%) Ant
8 4 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.15%) Hudson
10 2 (0.15%) MSI
11 1 (0.075%) PowerBuilder
11 1 (0.075%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.075%) Trac
11 1 (0.075%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.075%) TeamCity
General
1 234 (17.53%) Finance
2 36 (2.70%) Advertising
3 31 (2.32%) Financial Institution
3 31 (2.32%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.32%) Retail
4 30 (2.25%) Back Office
5 29 (2.17%) Publishing
6 26 (1.95%) Banking
7 25 (1.87%) Games
8 20 (1.50%) Legal
9 18 (1.35%) Law
10 15 (1.12%) Marketing
11 13 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.30%) French Language
13 4 (0.30%) German Language
13 4 (0.30%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.30%) Local Government
14 3 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 219 (16.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 164 (12.28%) Analyst
3 129 (9.66%) Administrator
4 119 (8.91%) Support Engineer
5 102 (7.64%) Systems Administrator
6 100 (7.49%) Architect
7 88 (6.59%) Systems Engineer
8 80 (5.99%) Consultant
9 74 (5.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 68 (5.09%) Support Analyst
11 57 (4.27%) IT Support
12 55 (4.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 53 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support
14 51 (3.82%) Network Engineer
15 49 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
16 43 (3.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
17 41 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
18 38 (2.85%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
19 37 (2.77%) Server Engineer
20 35 (2.62%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.19%) Web Services
2 40 (3.00%) .NET
3 33 (2.47%) Middleware
4 31 (2.32%) Software Packaging
5 26 (1.95%) Oracle Fusion
6 23 (1.72%) WSH
7 21 (1.57%) Flash
8 14 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
9 13 (0.97%) XML
10 6 (0.45%) Apache Flex
10 6 (0.45%) MCollective
10 6 (0.45%) HTML
10 6 (0.45%) X-Windows
11 5 (0.37%) J2EE
12 4 (0.30%) MDX
13 3 (0.22%) LAMP
13 3 (0.22%) COM
13 3 (0.22%) CSS
13 3 (0.22%) WebCenter
14 2 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 293 (21.95%) Data Centre
2 209 (15.66%) Clustering
3 105 (7.87%) Blackberry
4 75 (5.62%) Replication
5 55 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (3.52%) Computer Science
7 42 (3.15%) Hedge funds
8 29 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (2.02%) EqualLogic
10 25 (1.87%) Management Information System
10 25 (1.87%) iSeries
11 24 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
11 24 (1.80%) Statistics
12 19 (1.42%) AS400
12 19 (1.42%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.05%) Wiki
13 14 (1.05%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.90%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.90%) GIS
15 11 (0.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1159 (86.82%) Windows
2 643 (48.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 442 (33.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 402 (30.11%) Linux
5 399 (29.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 154 (11.54%) Windows 7
7 125 (9.36%) UNIX
8 82 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 74 (5.54%) Windows 2000
10 71 (5.32%) Windows XP
11 65 (4.87%) Solaris
12 51 (3.82%) CentOS
13 43 (3.22%) Ubuntu
14 39 (2.92%) AIX
15 35 (2.62%) Windows 8
16 30 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
17 18 (1.35%) Windows Vista
18 15 (1.12%) Debian
19 12 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
20 11 (0.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (24.04%) ITIL
2 180 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 115 (8.61%) Load Balancing
4 98 (7.34%) Change Control
5 93 (6.97%) Capacity Planning
6 91 (6.82%) Migration
7 87 (6.52%) Configuration Management
8 71 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
9 68 (5.09%) Mentoring
10 67 (5.02%) Change Management
11 62 (4.64%) Project Management
12 60 (4.49%) Problem Management
13 58 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
14 54 (4.04%) Patch Management
15 52 (3.90%) Business Continuity
15 52 (3.90%) Server Building
16 51 (3.82%) Service Delivery
17 45 (3.37%) E-Commerce
18 43 (3.22%) Service Management
19 41 (3.07%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 246 (18.43%) SQL
2 159 (11.91%) PowerShell
3 63 (4.72%) Perl
4 60 (4.49%) VBScript
5 48 (3.60%) Java
6 43 (3.22%) Python
7 34 (2.55%) C
8 29 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 26 (1.95%) VB
10 25 (1.87%) PHP
11 17 (1.27%) Ruby
11 17 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.05%) C#
13 9 (0.67%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.52%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.52%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.45%) Korn
16 5 (0.37%) C++
17 4 (0.30%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.22%) AWK
Qualifications
1 222 (16.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 196 (14.68%) MCSE
3 158 (11.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 127 (9.51%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (8.31%) Security Cleared
6 107 (8.01%) Degree
7 89 (6.67%) CCNA
8 88 (6.59%) SC Cleared
9 81 (6.07%) MCSA
10 68 (5.09%) MCP
11 54 (4.04%) CCNP
12 49 (3.67%) Citrix Certification
13 47 (3.52%) MCITP
14 44 (3.30%) CCA
15 41 (3.07%) DV Cleared
16 26 (1.95%) VCP5
17 19 (1.42%) PhD
18 10 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 10 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (0.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (8.84%) SLA
2 27 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (1.12%) QA
4 12 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.075%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 824 (61.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 762 (57.08%) Active Directory
3 437 (32.73%) vSphere
4 273 (20.45%) XenApp
5 230 (17.23%) Hyper-V
6 176 (13.18%) VMware ESXi
7 106 (7.94%) XenDesktop
8 75 (5.62%) XenServer
9 58 (4.34%) vCloud
10 52 (3.90%) Terminal Services
11 51 (3.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 46 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
13 43 (3.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 35 (2.62%) Xen
15 30 (2.25%) Firmware
16 29 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 25 (1.87%) NFS
18 24 (1.80%) DFS Replication
19 19 (1.42%) ISA Server
20 14 (1.05%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 164 (12.28%) SCCM
2 128 (9.59%) Backup Exec
3 111 (8.31%) NetBackup
4 93 (6.97%) SCOM
5 83 (6.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 82 (6.14%) Nagios
7 74 (5.54%) Puppet
8 63 (4.72%) WSUS
9 60 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
10 43 (3.22%) Cacti
11 39 (2.92%) ARCserve
12 31 (2.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 29 (2.17%) Tivoli
14 25 (1.87%) HP SIM
15 24 (1.80%) Legato
16 21 (1.57%) vMotion
17 17 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 16 (1.20%) SCVMM
19 14 (1.05%) BMC Marimba
19 14 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1309 (98.05%) VMware
2 724 (54.23%) Microsoft
3 509 (38.13%) Citrix
4 466 (34.91%) Cisco
5 303 (22.70%) HP
6 163 (12.21%) NetApp
7 154 (11.54%) Symantec
8 145 (10.86%) Red Hat
9 134 (10.04%) EMC
10 129 (9.66%) IBM
11 121 (9.06%) Dell
12 112 (8.39%) Oracle
13 66 (4.94%) Sophos
14 58 (4.34%) F5
14 58 (4.34%) Intel
15 57 (4.27%) Veritas
15 57 (4.27%) Juniper
16 51 (3.82%) CheckPoint
17 47 (3.52%) Veeam
18 46 (3.45%) SolarWinds
Runcorn, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £42000.00 - £53000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £43,000 per annum + Bonuses
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Sidcup, Kent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £0.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago