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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 411 361 349
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -12
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 653 767 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.71% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 4.94% 6.81% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 561 659 729
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £31,550 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.48% +1.17%

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
13219 11265 11513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.96% 10.45% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11198 9313 9891
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -52 626 £45,000 -2.17% 61
London -129 208 £47,500 - 19
South East +22 169 £41,500 -10.75% 12
East of England +9 68 £45,000 -7.69% 5
Berkshire +14 56 £39,000 -13.33% 3
South West +1 53 £37,500 -6.25% 6
City of London -12 53 £50,000 -2.91% 4
Yorkshire -28 50 £30,000 -25.00% 8
West Sussex +36 38 £46,000 -3.15% 3
Hertfordshire +7 37 £45,000 -10.00%
Crawley - 36 £46,000 - 3
North West +2 35 £50,000 +57.48% 5
Surrey +1 32 £41,500 -15.30%
Cheshire - 27 £50,000 - 3
Bracknell - 27 £39,000 -
Hampshire -7 26 £38,500 -13.48% 2
West Yorkshire -26 26 £29,000 -27.50% 4
West Midlands -20 25 £37,000 -12.94% 5
Dorset - 25 £50,000 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +7 21 £50,000 -
Poole - 21 £50,000 -
Birmingham -12 18 £37,500 -16.66% 3
North Yorkshire +22 17 £35,250 +0.71% 4
York - 16 £35,250 - 4
Bedfordshire +6 13 £43,750 -2.77% 5
Wales -7 13 £30,500 -23.75% 1
South Wales -11 13 £30,500 -23.75% 1
Southampton - 13 £38,500 - 2
Essex -9 12 £45,750 +7.64%
East Midlands +24 11 £41,250 -17.50%

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1408 (98.53%) VMware
2 1112 (77.82%) Windows
3 968 (67.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 812 (56.82%) Active Directory
5 807 (56.47%) Microsoft
6 658 (46.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 551 (38.56%) MS Exchange
8 542 (37.93%) Citrix
9 509 (35.62%) SAN
10 442 (30.93%) Cisco
11 426 (29.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 425 (29.74%) vSphere
13 385 (26.94%) Linux
14 375 (26.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 368 (25.75%) HP
16 360 (25.19%) ITIL
17 335 (23.44%) SQL Server
18 320 (22.39%) Firewall
19 317 (22.18%) DNS
20 311 (21.76%) Exchange Server 2010
21 301 (21.06%) XenApp
22 284 (19.87%) Finance
23 276 (19.31%) Exchange Server 2007
24 273 (19.10%) MS Excel
25 271 (18.96%) Clustering
26 266 (18.61%) Hyper-V
27 247 (17.28%) TCP/IP
28 244 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
29 235 (16.45%) DHCP
29 235 (16.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 551 (38.56%) MS Exchange
2 311 (21.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 276 (19.31%) Exchange Server 2007
4 186 (13.02%) IIS
5 174 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 170 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 132 (9.24%) SharePoint
8 100 (7.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 89 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2000
10 73 (5.11%) Apache
10 73 (5.11%) Lync
11 30 (2.10%) Tomcat
12 23 (1.61%) JBoss
12 23 (1.61%) nginx
13 21 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
14 18 (1.26%) IBM Notes
15 17 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
16 16 (1.12%) WebLogic
17 11 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
17 11 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 273 (19.10%) MS Excel
2 135 (9.45%) MS Office
3 11 (0.77%) MS Project
3 11 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.77%) Maximo
3 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.070%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.070%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.070%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.71%) Office 365
2 27 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.84%) IaaS
5 11 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.63%) SaaS
7 7 (0.49%) PaaS
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 509 (35.62%) SAN
2 320 (22.39%) Firewall
3 317 (22.18%) DNS
4 247 (17.28%) TCP/IP
5 235 (16.45%) DHCP
6 201 (14.07%) NAS
7 183 (12.81%) WAN
8 182 (12.74%) LAN
9 103 (7.21%) Internet
10 100 (7.00%) iSCSI
11 78 (5.46%) VPN
12 64 (4.48%) NetScaler
13 52 (3.64%) VLAN
14 51 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
15 42 (2.94%) Wireless
16 41 (2.87%) MPLS
17 35 (2.45%) Fibre Channel
18 34 (2.38%) IP Telephony
19 33 (2.31%) Cisco IOS
20 32 (2.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 135 (9.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 97 (6.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 60 (4.20%) MySQL
5 43 (3.01%) SQL Server 2000
6 31 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (2.03%) Oracle Database
7 29 (2.03%) Relational Database
8 24 (1.68%) RDBMS
9 12 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
11 6 (0.42%) MS Access
12 4 (0.28%) Sybase ASE
12 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.28%) DB2
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 23 (1.61%) LoadRunner
2 21 (1.47%) SilkPerformer
3 17 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
4 13 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (0.49%) WebLOAD
5 7 (0.49%) AQtime
6 6 (0.42%) PowerBuilder
7 5 (0.35%) WinRunner
7 5 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.28%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.070%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.070%) Ant
10 1 (0.070%) Subversion
10 1 (0.070%) Maven
General
1 284 (19.87%) Finance
2 42 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 42 (2.94%) Banking
3 34 (2.38%) Retail
3 34 (2.38%) Financial Institution
3 34 (2.38%) Publishing
4 32 (2.24%) Back Office
5 29 (2.03%) Advertising
6 25 (1.75%) Marketing
7 23 (1.61%) Games
8 12 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.70%) Law
10 9 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.49%) German Language
12 5 (0.35%) French Language
12 5 (0.35%) Electronics
13 4 (0.28%) Automotive
13 4 (0.28%) Legal
13 4 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 230 (16.10%) Support Engineer
2 204 (14.28%) Analyst
3 147 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 130 (9.10%) Consultant
5 117 (8.19%) Administrator
6 113 (7.91%) Architect
7 87 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 82 (5.74%) Systems Administrator
9 81 (5.67%) Systems Engineer
10 75 (5.25%) Support Analyst
11 71 (4.97%) Server Engineer
12 69 (4.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 69 (4.83%) IT Support
13 61 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
14 59 (4.13%) Network Engineer
15 54 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 51 (3.57%) Technical Support
16 51 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
17 49 (3.43%) Server Support
18 47 (3.29%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.87%) Software Packaging
2 31 (2.17%) Web Services
3 30 (2.10%) .NET
4 14 (0.98%) CSS
4 14 (0.98%) Middleware
4 14 (0.98%) Flash
5 10 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (0.49%) MAPI
7 6 (0.42%) SOAP
7 6 (0.42%) Application Packaging
8 5 (0.35%) RESTful
8 5 (0.35%) YAML
8 5 (0.35%) ODBC
8 5 (0.35%) JSON
9 4 (0.28%) HTML
9 4 (0.28%) COM
9 4 (0.28%) LAMP
10 3 (0.21%) WSH
10 3 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.21%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 271 (18.96%) Clustering
2 133 (9.31%) Blackberry
3 61 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (3.50%) Replication
4 50 (3.50%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.94%) Hedge funds
6 27 (1.89%) Open Source
7 23 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.47%) Client/Server
9 20 (1.40%) PKI
10 16 (1.12%) EqualLogic
11 10 (0.70%) iSeries
11 10 (0.70%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.63%) AS400
12 9 (0.63%) e-Health
12 9 (0.63%) Mathematics
12 9 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.49%) Digital Media
14 6 (0.42%) Visualisation
15 5 (0.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1112 (77.82%) Windows
2 658 (46.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 426 (29.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 385 (26.94%) Linux
5 375 (26.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 166 (11.62%) UNIX
7 127 (8.89%) Windows 7
8 103 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 90 (6.30%) Windows XP
10 75 (5.25%) Solaris
11 73 (5.11%) Windows 2000
12 46 (3.22%) AIX
13 27 (1.89%) VMS
14 24 (1.68%) SUSE
15 22 (1.54%) CentOS
16 16 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
17 14 (0.98%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.84%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 8 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (25.19%) ITIL
2 229 (16.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 119 (8.33%) Change Control
4 103 (7.21%) Load Balancing
5 98 (6.86%) Change Management
6 92 (6.44%) Migration
7 83 (5.81%) Project Management
8 81 (5.67%) Problem Management
9 69 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
10 58 (4.06%) Capacity Planning
11 52 (3.64%) Capacity Management
12 51 (3.57%) E-Commerce
13 49 (3.43%) Mentoring
14 44 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
15 39 (2.73%) Service Management
16 38 (2.66%) Configuration Management
17 37 (2.59%) TOGAF
18 35 (2.45%) Incident Management
19 33 (2.31%) Performance Monitoring
19 33 (2.31%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 222 (15.54%) SQL
2 214 (14.98%) PowerShell
3 74 (5.18%) Perl
4 44 (3.08%) Shell Script
5 43 (3.01%) VBScript
6 34 (2.38%) Java
7 31 (2.17%) VB
8 24 (1.68%) PHP
9 20 (1.40%) C#
9 20 (1.40%) Python
10 14 (0.98%) Ruby
10 14 (0.98%) C++
11 13 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 13 (0.91%) C
12 10 (0.70%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.63%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.21%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.21%) Korn
14 3 (0.21%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.070%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 244 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 235 (16.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 180 (12.60%) MCSE
4 130 (9.10%) Cisco Certification
5 129 (9.03%) Degree
6 126 (8.82%) Security Cleared
7 111 (7.77%) MCITP
7 111 (7.77%) MCP
8 110 (7.70%) CCNA
8 110 (7.70%) SC Cleared
9 74 (5.18%) Citrix Certification
10 69 (4.83%) MCSA
10 69 (4.83%) CCNP
11 62 (4.34%) CCA
12 38 (2.66%) MCTS
13 23 (1.61%) RHCE
14 22 (1.54%) ISEB
15 21 (1.47%) ISTQB
16 19 (1.33%) DV Cleared
16 19 (1.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (7.70%) SLA
2 11 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (0.77%) QA
3 8 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.070%) BS7799
4 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 968 (67.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 812 (56.82%) Active Directory
3 425 (29.74%) vSphere
4 301 (21.06%) XenApp
5 266 (18.61%) Hyper-V
6 177 (12.39%) VMware ESXi
7 135 (9.45%) XenDesktop
8 104 (7.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 94 (6.58%) XenServer
10 80 (5.60%) Terminal Services
11 58 (4.06%) VMware Workstation
12 57 (3.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 55 (3.85%) vCloud
14 30 (2.10%) MetaFrame
15 27 (1.89%) ISA Server
16 22 (1.54%) NFS
17 20 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
18 19 (1.33%) Xen
19 17 (1.19%) Postfix
19 17 (1.19%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 154 (10.78%) SCCM
2 138 (9.66%) SCOM
3 137 (9.59%) NetBackup
4 127 (8.89%) Backup Exec
5 90 (6.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 44 (3.08%) HP SIM
7 43 (3.01%) WSUS
8 41 (2.87%) Puppet
9 35 (2.45%) ARCserve
10 34 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
11 27 (1.89%) Tivoli
12 26 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 23 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 23 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
14 19 (1.33%) XenMobile
14 19 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 16 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
15 16 (1.12%) OpenView
16 15 (1.05%) SCVMM
17 12 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1408 (98.53%) VMware
2 807 (56.47%) Microsoft
3 542 (37.93%) Citrix
4 442 (30.93%) Cisco
5 368 (25.75%) HP
6 228 (15.96%) NetApp
7 200 (14.00%) EMC
8 164 (11.48%) Symantec
9 144 (10.08%) Dell
10 131 (9.17%) IBM
11 128 (8.96%) Red Hat
12 88 (6.16%) Oracle
13 68 (4.76%) Veritas
14 62 (4.34%) F5
15 60 (4.20%) Sophos
16 57 (3.99%) Juniper
17 52 (3.64%) Veeam
18 50 (3.50%) CheckPoint
19 38 (2.66%) Intel
20 36 (2.52%) AppSense
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + +15% shift & 5% on call allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £31500 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £31500 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits package inc. 2:1 contributory pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £42000 - £50000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £49000 Per Annum To £49k + On Call + Bonus + B
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £43000 - £49000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Chatham, Kent
JNC Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago