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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 592 433 402
Rank change year-on-year
-159 -31
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 356 699 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.64% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 2.85% 5.46% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 321 535 666
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £41,750
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +1.79%

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
12479 12810 13120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.70% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 10635 10604 11041
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,309 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -159 322 £47,750 +6.11% 25
London -84 120 £56,250 +14.21% 7
South East -6 102 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Berkshire +7 46 £50,000 +33.33% 2
East of England -32 42 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Reading +15 25 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Hertfordshire -4 24 £55,000 +15.78% 2
City of London +35 22 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Surrey +34 20 £38,750 -1.27% 1
Welwyn Garden City +13 17 £55,000 +22.22% 2
South West -14 15 £35,000 - 2
Yorkshire -24 15 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Hampshire -16 14 £35,000 -22.22% 2
West Midlands -25 12 £30,000 -17.24% 1
Bedfordshire -6 11 £58,500 +17.00%
East Midlands +2 10 £33,000 -5.71% 3
South Wales +13 9 £33,000 -24.57%
Wales +10 9 £33,000 -19.26%
Birmingham -21 9 £30,000 -17.24%
West Yorkshire -26 9 £43,250 +13.81% 2
Channel Islands - 9 £36,500 -
Slough +8 8 £45,000 +69.81%
Leeds -8 8 £42,500 - 1
Maidenhead - 8 £42,500 -
Guernsey - 8 £36,500 -
Kent +16 7 £40,000 -11.84%
Nottingham +15 7 £33,000 -22.80% 2
Nottinghamshire +10 7 £33,000 -22.35% 2
Southampton +2 7 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Luton +16 6 £65,000 +30.00%

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 711 (99.72%) VMware
2 566 (79.38%) Windows
3 470 (65.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 426 (59.75%) Active Directory
5 389 (54.56%) Microsoft
6 381 (53.44%) Windows Server
7 278 (38.99%) MS Exchange
8 266 (37.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 257 (36.04%) Linux
10 239 (33.52%) Cisco
10 239 (33.52%) SAN
11 235 (32.96%) Citrix
12 228 (31.98%) Windows Server 2012
13 217 (30.43%) ITIL
14 216 (30.29%) vSphere
15 196 (27.49%) Firewall
16 181 (25.39%) HP
17 175 (24.54%) DNS
18 157 (22.02%) Windows Server 2003
19 150 (21.04%) Hyper-V
20 145 (20.34%) Finance
21 132 (18.51%) MS Excel
22 131 (18.37%) SQL Server
22 131 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
23 130 (18.23%) Data Centre
24 122 (17.11%) DHCP
25 121 (16.97%) PowerShell
26 117 (16.41%) VMware ESXi
27 115 (16.13%) XenApp
27 115 (16.13%) SCCM

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
1 278 (38.99%) MS Exchange
2 131 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 96 (13.46%) IIS
4 85 (11.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 69 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 55 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 55 (7.71%) Skype for Business
7 47 (6.59%) Apache
8 37 (5.19%) SharePoint
9 27 (3.79%) Tomcat
10 21 (2.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 20 (2.81%) JBoss
12 18 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2000
13 17 (2.38%) WebLogic
13 17 (2.38%) WebSphere
14 12 (1.68%) nginx
15 7 (0.98%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 132 (18.51%) MS Excel
2 71 (9.96%) MS Office
3 9 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (2.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.85%) Office 365
2 38 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (3.51%) SaaS
5 19 (2.66%) OpenShift
6 9 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.26%) PaaS
7 8 (1.12%) IaaS
8 5 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (0.70%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.70%) Google Compute Engine
9 4 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 239 (33.52%) SAN
2 196 (27.49%) Firewall
3 175 (24.54%) DNS
4 122 (17.11%) DHCP
5 114 (15.99%) TCP/IP
6 92 (12.90%) WAN
7 85 (11.92%) LAN
8 84 (11.78%) NAS
9 55 (7.71%) VPN
10 47 (6.59%) iSCSI
10 47 (6.59%) VLAN
11 37 (5.19%) Internet
12 35 (4.91%) SMTP
13 33 (4.63%) NetScaler
14 25 (3.51%) SSH
15 24 (3.37%) Cisco Nexus
15 24 (3.37%) Fibre Channel
15 24 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (3.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 57 (7.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (5.19%) MySQL
4 31 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (2.52%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.84%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.70%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (1.68%) AQtime
1 12 (1.68%) WebLOAD
2 9 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.12%) Subversion
4 6 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.84%) Vagrant
4 6 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.70%) JIRA
6 4 (0.56%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
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%) GitLab
9 1 (0.14%) Hudson
9 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 145 (20.34%) Finance
2 26 (3.65%) Banking
3 22 (3.09%) Retail
4 21 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.68%) Back Office
6 10 (1.40%) Advertising
6 10 (1.40%) Games
7 9 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.12%) French Language
9 6 (0.84%) Electronics
9 6 (0.84%) Law
10 5 (0.70%) Billing
11 4 (0.56%) Legal
11 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.56%) Publishing
12 3 (0.42%) Marketing
12 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (17.95%) Support Engineer
2 125 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 91 (12.76%) VMware Engineer
4 76 (10.66%) Analyst
5 73 (10.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 71 (9.96%) Windows Engineer
7 65 (9.12%) 3rd Line Support
7 65 (9.12%) Systems Engineer
8 53 (7.43%) Support Analyst
9 50 (7.01%) Server Engineer
10 49 (6.87%) Architect
11 48 (6.73%) Linux Engineer
12 46 (6.45%) IT Support
13 44 (6.17%) Technical Support
14 43 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 37 (5.19%) Consultant
16 36 (5.05%) Administrator
17 35 (4.91%) Technical Engineer
18 34 (4.77%) IT Engineer
18 34 (4.77%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.47%) Web Services
2 38 (5.33%) .NET
3 29 (4.07%) LAMP
4 28 (3.93%) Software Packaging
5 16 (2.24%) Middleware
6 12 (1.68%) MAPI
7 9 (1.26%) JSON
7 9 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (1.26%) SOAP
8 6 (0.84%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (0.70%) Django
10 4 (0.56%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.42%) MSMQ
11 3 (0.42%) Silverlight
12 2 (0.28%) Behat
12 2 (0.28%) COM
12 2 (0.28%) EDI
12 2 (0.28%) Flash
12 2 (0.28%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.28%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 130 (18.23%) Data Centre
2 63 (8.84%) Clustering
3 52 (7.29%) EMC VNX
4 42 (5.89%) Computer Science
5 28 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.23%) Hedge funds
6 23 (3.23%) Replication
7 22 (3.09%) Blackberry
8 20 (2.81%) VCE vBlock
9 19 (2.66%) EqualLogic
10 15 (2.10%) EMC VMAX
11 14 (1.96%) Fat Client
11 14 (1.96%) Thin Client
12 13 (1.82%) PKI
13 12 (1.68%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.68%) EMC VNXe
13 12 (1.68%) HP Storage
14 11 (1.54%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.54%) Mathematics
15 8 (1.12%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 566 (79.38%) Windows
2 381 (53.44%) Windows Server
3 266 (37.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 257 (36.04%) Linux
5 228 (31.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 157 (22.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 99 (13.88%) Windows 7
8 79 (11.08%) Unix
9 71 (9.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 56 (7.85%) Solaris
11 48 (6.73%) Windows 8
12 45 (6.31%) Windows XP
13 37 (5.19%) Windows 2000
14 27 (3.79%) AIX
15 21 (2.95%) CentOS
16 19 (2.66%) Windows 2000 Server
17 18 (2.52%) Windows 10
17 18 (2.52%) Windows Vista
18 16 (2.24%) VMS
19 14 (1.96%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (30.43%) ITIL
2 58 (8.13%) Mentoring
2 58 (8.13%) Service Delivery
3 50 (7.01%) Change Management
3 50 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (6.73%) Capacity Planning
4 48 (6.73%) Performance Tuning
5 47 (6.59%) Project Management
6 46 (6.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 45 (6.31%) Service Management
8 43 (6.03%) DevOps
9 35 (4.91%) High Availability
10 34 (4.77%) Load Balancing
11 33 (4.63%) E-Commerce
12 32 (4.49%) Migration
12 32 (4.49%) Presales
13 28 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (3.79%) Configuration Management
14 27 (3.79%) Incident Management
14 27 (3.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (16.97%) PowerShell
2 106 (14.87%) SQL
3 83 (11.64%) Perl
4 48 (6.73%) Python
5 43 (6.03%) Java
6 38 (5.33%) Bash Shell
7 26 (3.65%) C
8 21 (2.95%) Shell Script
9 20 (2.81%) C#
9 20 (2.81%) Ruby
10 18 (2.52%) C++
11 13 (1.82%) AWK
11 13 (1.82%) sed
12 10 (1.40%) Bourne shell
12 10 (1.40%) C-shell
13 9 (1.26%) PHP
13 9 (1.26%) VB
13 9 (1.26%) VBScript
14 2 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (13.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 94 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 82 (11.50%) Degree
4 63 (8.84%) MCSE
5 62 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (8.13%) Security Cleared
7 49 (6.87%) CCNA
8 46 (6.45%) SC Cleared
9 36 (5.05%) MCITP
10 32 (4.49%) MCP
11 31 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (3.79%) Citrix Certification
12 27 (3.79%) RHCE
13 25 (3.51%) CCNP
14 20 (2.81%) CCA
14 20 (2.81%) DV Cleared
15 18 (2.52%) MCSA
16 16 (2.24%) VCP5
17 12 (1.68%) RHCT
18 11 (1.54%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (13.46%) SLA
2 30 (4.21%) QA
3 10 (1.40%) SAS 70
4 9 (1.26%) HIPAA
4 9 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.42%) ISO22301
System Software
1 470 (65.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 426 (59.75%) Active Directory
3 216 (30.29%) vSphere
4 150 (21.04%) Hyper-V
5 117 (16.41%) VMware ESXi
6 115 (16.13%) XenApp
7 51 (7.15%) VMware Workstation
8 43 (6.03%) XenDesktop
9 31 (4.35%) NFS
10 29 (4.07%) Terminal Services
11 28 (3.93%) vCloud
12 27 (3.79%) XenServer
13 25 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
14 24 (3.37%) Firmware
15 19 (2.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
16 12 (1.68%) Xen
17 11 (1.54%) Docker
17 11 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
17 11 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 115 (16.13%) SCCM
2 66 (9.26%) Backup Exec
3 49 (6.87%) WSUS
4 48 (6.73%) SCOM
5 46 (6.45%) NetBackup
6 35 (4.91%) Puppet
7 33 (4.63%) vMotion
8 30 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 26 (3.65%) Microsoft Clustering
9 26 (3.65%) Nagios
10 25 (3.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 23 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 23 (3.23%) Tivoli
12 20 (2.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 19 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
14 16 (2.24%) McAfee ePO
15 13 (1.82%) Perfmon
16 12 (1.68%) HP Data Protector
17 11 (1.54%) BMC PATROL
17 11 (1.54%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 711 (99.72%) VMware
2 389 (54.56%) Microsoft
3 239 (33.52%) Cisco
4 235 (32.96%) Citrix
5 181 (25.39%) HP
6 111 (15.57%) Red Hat
7 107 (15.01%) EMC
8 104 (14.59%) NetApp
9 94 (13.18%) Oracle
10 90 (12.62%) Symantec
11 68 (9.54%) Dell
12 62 (8.70%) IBM
13 34 (4.77%) Veeam
14 26 (3.65%) Remedy
15 25 (3.51%) CommVault
16 23 (3.23%) CheckPoint
16 23 (3.23%) SonicWALL
17 22 (3.09%) Juniper
17 22 (3.09%) Qualys
18 19 (2.66%) SolarWinds
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 basic + 30% shift + 10% Bonus + Excellent Benefits (£84,
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Corvus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum + Benefits + On Call Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £31000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £31000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-65k base + excel
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £46,000 to £58,000 per annum + on call + company benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Holland and Barrett
Salary: + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
Frontier Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus profit and performance related
Posted: 12 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
SFW Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Poole
greywood
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 25 days ago
Southampton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36672.00 - £46414.00 per annum + pension, car, holiday
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Swindon
aap3
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Derby
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago