The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 616 429 400
Rank change year-on-year
-187 -29
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 319 689 803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.64% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 2.62% 5.41% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 289 533 668
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
12181 12742 12520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.39% 11.90% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 10325 10510 10612
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -192 295 £42,500 -5.55% 39
London -95 115 £52,500 +10.52% 15
South East -20 94 £41,500 -6.74% 8
Berkshire +13 40 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East of England -37 37 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Hertfordshire -4 24 £42,500 -10.52% 3
City of London +44 23 £57,500 +21.05% 6
Surrey +14 23 £40,000 -17.94% 1
Reading +16 21 £60,000 +33.33% 2
West Midlands -14 19 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Birmingham -8 16 £30,000 -11.76% 1
South West -13 15 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Welwyn Garden City +14 14 £48,750 +21.87% 1
Hampshire -22 11 £35,000 -21.34% 3
Yorkshire -60 10 £53,750 +34.37% 3
Bristol +9 9 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire -7 9 £58,500 +17.00%
Kent +7 7 £40,000 -9.85%
Channel Islands - 7 £36,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +21 6 £27,250 +21.11%
Kingston Upon Thames +9 6 £48,750 +39.28%
West Yorkshire -35 6 £52,000 +45.81% 3
Guernsey - 6 £35,250 - 1
Maidenhead - 6 £36,500 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +12 5 £40,000 -2.43%
Nottingham +7 5 £33,000 -22.35% 2
East Midlands +3 5 £33,000 -5.71% 4
Watford +1 5 £40,000 -42.85% 1
Nottinghamshire -2 5 £33,000 -9.58% 2
Scotland -3 5 £53,750 +7.50% 1

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 704 (99.58%) VMware
2 548 (77.51%) Windows
3 467 (66.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 410 (57.99%) Active Directory
5 390 (55.16%) Microsoft
6 350 (49.50%) Windows Server
7 278 (39.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 264 (37.34%) MS Exchange
9 248 (35.08%) Linux
10 247 (34.94%) SAN
11 231 (32.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 224 (31.68%) Cisco
13 212 (29.99%) Citrix
14 208 (29.42%) vSphere
15 201 (28.43%) ITIL
16 200 (28.29%) Firewall
17 184 (26.03%) HP
18 163 (23.06%) DNS
19 161 (22.77%) SQL Server
20 157 (22.21%) Windows Server 2003
21 148 (20.93%) Hyper-V
22 145 (20.51%) MS Excel
23 144 (20.37%) Finance
24 139 (19.66%) Exchange Server 2010
25 128 (18.10%) VMware ESXi
26 127 (17.96%) EMC
27 120 (16.97%) PowerShell
28 114 (16.12%) DHCP
29 113 (15.98%) SQL
30 110 (15.56%) Data Centre

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 264 (37.34%) MS Exchange
2 139 (19.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (12.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 74 (10.47%) IIS
5 62 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 57 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 49 (6.93%) Skype for Business
8 34 (4.81%) Apache
8 34 (4.81%) SharePoint
9 26 (3.68%) Tomcat
10 20 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 18 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2000
11 18 (2.55%) JBoss
12 16 (2.26%) WebSphere
13 14 (1.98%) WebLogic
14 11 (1.56%) nginx
15 8 (1.13%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
17 5 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 145 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 75 (10.61%) MS Office
3 10 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.23%) Office 365
2 30 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.69%) SaaS
5 17 (2.40%) OpenShift
6 11 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.99%) IaaS
8 5 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (0.71%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.71%) Google Compute Engine
9 4 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.57%) GitHub
9 4 (0.57%) PaaS
10 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 247 (34.94%) SAN
2 200 (28.29%) Firewall
3 163 (23.06%) DNS
4 114 (16.12%) DHCP
5 97 (13.72%) NAS
6 89 (12.59%) TCP/IP
7 81 (11.46%) LAN
8 74 (10.47%) WAN
9 55 (7.78%) iSCSI
9 55 (7.78%) VPN
10 49 (6.93%) VLAN
11 39 (5.52%) Fibre Channel
12 32 (4.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (4.10%) NetScaler
14 26 (3.68%) Cisco IOS
14 26 (3.68%) Internet
15 25 (3.54%) SMTP
16 20 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (2.55%) FCoE
18 17 (2.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 58 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (3.96%) MySQL
3 28 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 27 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (2.83%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.13%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (0.99%) Power BI
9 7 (0.99%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (1.70%) AQtime
1 12 (1.70%) WebLOAD
2 10 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.27%) Vagrant
4 8 (1.13%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.13%) Subversion
5 5 (0.71%) GitLab
5 5 (0.71%) Maven
5 5 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.57%) Bugzilla
7 3 (0.42%) JIRA
7 3 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.28%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.28%) Selenium
8 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.28%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
General
1 144 (20.37%) Finance
2 28 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.39%) Banking
4 19 (2.69%) Retail
5 14 (1.98%) Advertising
5 14 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.84%) Back Office
7 8 (1.13%) Games
7 8 (1.13%) Legal
8 7 (0.99%) Law
9 6 (0.85%) Electronics
9 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.71%) Billing
11 4 (0.57%) Publishing
12 3 (0.42%) French Language
13 2 (0.28%) Local Government
13 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 128 (18.10%) Support Engineer
2 118 (16.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 110 (15.56%) VMware Engineer
4 86 (12.16%) Analyst
5 66 (9.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 66 (9.34%) 3rd Line Support
6 56 (7.92%) Support Analyst
6 56 (7.92%) Windows Engineer
7 51 (7.21%) Architect
8 50 (7.07%) Systems Engineer
9 47 (6.65%) Technical Support
10 46 (6.51%) IT Support
10 46 (6.51%) Server Engineer
11 40 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
12 39 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 39 (5.52%) VMware Support Engineer
13 38 (5.37%) Administrator
14 36 (5.09%) Technical Engineer
15 35 (4.95%) Exchange Engineer
16 33 (4.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.67%) Software Packaging
2 29 (4.10%) .NET
2 29 (4.10%) Web Services
3 25 (3.54%) LAMP
4 20 (2.83%) Middleware
5 12 (1.70%) MAPI
6 11 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (0.99%) MDX
8 5 (0.71%) Django
8 5 (0.71%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (0.57%) MCollective
9 4 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.57%) Sass
9 4 (0.57%) Sensu
10 3 (0.42%) Flash
10 3 (0.42%) JSON
10 3 (0.42%) Silverlight
10 3 (0.42%) SOAP
10 3 (0.42%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 110 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 69 (9.76%) EMC VNX
3 59 (8.35%) Clustering
4 39 (5.52%) Computer Science
5 37 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (4.53%) Replication
7 21 (2.97%) EMC VMAX
8 20 (2.83%) Blackberry
8 20 (2.83%) Hedge funds
8 20 (2.83%) VCE vBlock
9 17 (2.40%) EMC VNXe
9 17 (2.40%) EqualLogic
10 13 (1.84%) Fat Client
10 13 (1.84%) Thin Client
11 12 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
11 12 (1.70%) Mathematics
12 11 (1.56%) HP Storage
12 11 (1.56%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.27%) Smartphone
14 8 (1.13%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 548 (77.51%) Windows
2 350 (49.50%) Windows Server
3 278 (39.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 248 (35.08%) Linux
5 231 (32.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 157 (22.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 95 (13.44%) Windows 7
8 78 (11.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 69 (9.76%) Unix
10 46 (6.51%) Windows 8
10 46 (6.51%) Windows XP
11 42 (5.94%) Solaris
12 38 (5.37%) Windows 2000
13 29 (4.10%) AIX
14 20 (2.83%) Windows 2000 Server
15 19 (2.69%) Windows Vista
16 16 (2.26%) CentOS
16 16 (2.26%) VMS
16 16 (2.26%) Windows 10
17 12 (1.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (28.43%) ITIL
2 63 (8.91%) Capacity Planning
3 62 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 61 (8.63%) Mentoring
5 49 (6.93%) Service Management
6 46 (6.51%) Change Management
7 45 (6.36%) Project Management
8 41 (5.80%) Migration
8 41 (5.80%) Service Delivery
9 40 (5.66%) Presales
10 38 (5.37%) Performance Tuning
11 34 (4.81%) High Availability
12 33 (4.67%) DevOps
13 30 (4.24%) E-Commerce
14 29 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
15 27 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (3.54%) PRINCE2
17 24 (3.39%) Incident Management
17 24 (3.39%) Infrastructure Management
17 24 (3.39%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (16.97%) PowerShell
2 113 (15.98%) SQL
3 89 (12.59%) Perl
4 61 (8.63%) Python
5 47 (6.65%) Java
6 41 (5.80%) Bash Shell
7 36 (5.09%) Ruby
8 27 (3.82%) C
9 24 (3.39%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.40%) AWK
10 17 (2.40%) C++
10 17 (2.40%) sed
11 16 (2.26%) C#
12 14 (1.98%) VB
13 10 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.41%) VBScript
14 9 (1.27%) Bourne shell
14 9 (1.27%) C-shell
15 7 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 108 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (13.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 80 (11.32%) MCSE
4 75 (10.61%) Degree
5 60 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (7.21%) CCNA
7 50 (7.07%) Security Cleared
8 43 (6.08%) MCP
9 40 (5.66%) MCITP
9 40 (5.66%) SC Cleared
10 28 (3.96%) MCSA
11 27 (3.82%) VCP5
12 26 (3.68%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
14 19 (2.69%) DV Cleared
14 19 (2.69%) RHCE
15 18 (2.55%) CCNP
16 17 (2.40%) CCA
16 17 (2.40%) RHCT
17 13 (1.84%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (12.59%) SLA
2 40 (5.66%) QA
3 10 (1.41%) SAS 70
4 7 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 467 (66.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 410 (57.99%) Active Directory
3 208 (29.42%) vSphere
4 148 (20.93%) Hyper-V
5 128 (18.10%) VMware ESXi
6 108 (15.28%) XenApp
7 54 (7.64%) VMware Workstation
8 46 (6.51%) XenDesktop
9 41 (5.80%) NFS
10 26 (3.68%) XenServer
11 24 (3.39%) vCloud
12 20 (2.83%) Firmware
13 19 (2.69%) Terminal Services
14 13 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 13 (1.84%) Xen
15 11 (1.56%) Docker
15 11 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
16 10 (1.41%) ISA Server
17 9 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
18 7 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 104 (14.71%) SCCM
2 71 (10.04%) Backup Exec
3 49 (6.93%) WSUS
4 46 (6.51%) NetBackup
5 42 (5.94%) vMotion
6 38 (5.37%) SCOM
7 32 (4.53%) Puppet
8 30 (4.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 29 (4.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 28 (3.96%) Tivoli
11 25 (3.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 22 (3.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 17 (2.40%) Nagios
14 16 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
15 14 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
16 13 (1.84%) Perfmon
17 12 (1.70%) HP Data Protector
18 10 (1.41%) Oracle ZFS
19 9 (1.27%) BladeLogic
19 9 (1.27%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 704 (99.58%) VMware
2 390 (55.16%) Microsoft
3 224 (31.68%) Cisco
4 212 (29.99%) Citrix
5 184 (26.03%) HP
6 127 (17.96%) EMC
7 108 (15.28%) Red Hat
8 103 (14.57%) NetApp
9 94 (13.30%) Oracle
10 91 (12.87%) Symantec
11 77 (10.89%) Dell
12 73 (10.33%) IBM
13 30 (4.24%) Veeam
14 26 (3.68%) Qualys
15 23 (3.25%) Remedy
16 22 (3.11%) Brocade
16 22 (3.11%) CommVault
16 22 (3.11%) Juniper
17 20 (2.83%) SonicWALL
18 18 (2.55%) Intel Security
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Overtime + Training + Development
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Commercial Services Trading Ltd T/A Connect2Staff
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £31000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 22 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
SLS Services Ltd
Salary: £30,000 pro rata
Posted: Yesterday
Guernsey, Channel Isles
itecopeople
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Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Axica Recruitment
Salary: £45k - £55k Per Annum Up to £55k + Benefits!
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Salary: £30k to £38k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Central London / West End
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + exceptional benefits
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Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
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Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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London
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London
Verticality Ltd
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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