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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 446 369 336
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -33
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 574 806 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.70% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 4.88% 6.46% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 460 637 670
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,950 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -

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
11774 12478 10645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.75% 10.87% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9834 10290 9075
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 August 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 August 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 -65 539 £42,500 -5.55% 71
London -80 179 £47,500 -7.76% 27
South East +3 147 £39,000 -15.21% 11
Berkshire +19 70 £38,500 -3.75% 6
East of England -13 68 £55,000 +30.95% 6
Yorkshire -5 67 £37,000 -12.94% 12
Reading +10 40 £39,000 -15.21% 4
Hertfordshire -5 40 £55,000 +17.64% 5
West Yorkshire -26 39 £37,750 -16.11% 5
City of London -41 37 £44,250 -19.54% 10
Leeds -13 29 £37,250 -17.22% 4
North West -18 25 £56,500 +63.76% 4
South West -29 25 £39,500 -14.13% 5
Bedfordshire +16 23 £60,000 +62.16% 1
West Midlands -24 22 £39,500 +2.59% 4
Surrey -6 21 £38,500 -19.79% 1
Bracknell +28 19 £38,500 +2.66%
Wiltshire +14 19 £38,500 +56.92% 2
Manchester +5 18 £58,000 +68.11% 1
West Sussex 0 16 £42,000 -9.67%
Hemel Hempstead - 16 £60,000 -
Birmingham +18 15 £37,500 +7.14% 1
North Yorkshire +1 15 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Watford -18 15 £58,750 +25.66% 1
Scotland +7 14 £43,750 +9.37% 2
Harrogate - 14 £37,500 - 1
Hounslow - 14 £54,750 -
Salisbury - 13 £36,000 -
South Yorkshire +13 12 £29,500 -30.58% 5
Sheffield +6 12 £29,500 -30.58% 5

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1253 (98.66%) VMware
2 1113 (87.64%) Windows
3 776 (61.10%) Active Directory
4 740 (58.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 705 (55.51%) Microsoft
6 600 (47.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 483 (38.03%) MS Exchange
8 479 (37.72%) Citrix
9 461 (36.30%) Cisco
10 460 (36.22%) SAN
11 449 (35.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 408 (32.13%) vSphere
13 391 (30.79%) DNS
14 361 (28.43%) Firewall
15 357 (28.11%) Windows Server 2003
16 350 (27.56%) Linux
17 341 (26.85%) ITIL
18 319 (25.12%) SQL Server
19 314 (24.72%) Exchange Server 2010
20 297 (23.39%) DHCP
21 272 (21.42%) HP
22 261 (20.55%) TCP/IP
23 256 (20.16%) SQL
24 255 (20.08%) Data Centre
25 249 (19.61%) MS Excel
26 234 (18.43%) WAN
27 230 (18.11%) XenApp
28 217 (17.09%) NAS
29 212 (16.69%) Exchange Server 2007
30 211 (16.61%) IIS

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 483 (38.03%) MS Exchange
2 314 (24.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 212 (16.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 211 (16.61%) IIS
5 136 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 135 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 105 (8.27%) SharePoint
8 89 (7.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 77 (6.06%) Lync
10 44 (3.46%) Apache
11 31 (2.44%) Tomcat
12 27 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2000
12 27 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
13 20 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
14 19 (1.50%) WebLogic
15 18 (1.42%) WebSphere
16 17 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 13 (1.02%) JBoss
17 13 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
17 13 (1.02%) SAS
Applications
1 249 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 150 (11.81%) MS Office
3 21 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.24%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 23 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.31%) Maximo
4 3 (0.24%) Primavera
5 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.16%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 91 (7.17%) Office 365
2 56 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.10%) PaaS
6 12 (0.94%) Symantec.cloud
7 11 (0.87%) IaaS
8 8 (0.63%) Responsys
8 8 (0.63%) Taleo
9 7 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.47%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (0.47%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.31%) SaaS
12 1 (0.079%) GitHub
12 1 (0.079%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 460 (36.22%) SAN
2 391 (30.79%) DNS
3 361 (28.43%) Firewall
4 297 (23.39%) DHCP
5 261 (20.55%) TCP/IP
6 234 (18.43%) WAN
7 217 (17.09%) NAS
8 206 (16.22%) LAN
9 139 (10.94%) iSCSI
10 123 (9.69%) VPN
11 93 (7.32%) VLAN
12 91 (7.17%) Cisco ASA
13 70 (5.51%) Internet
14 61 (4.80%) MPLS
15 56 (4.41%) VoIP
16 48 (3.78%) Fibre Channel
17 37 (2.91%) IP Telephony
18 36 (2.83%) Wireless
18 36 (2.83%) IPsec
19 33 (2.60%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (25.12%) SQL Server
2 130 (10.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (6.54%) MySQL
4 70 (5.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 48 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (3.23%) Oracle Database
7 35 (2.76%) Relational Database
7 35 (2.76%) RDBMS
8 33 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
9 20 (1.57%) NoSQL
10 17 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
11 15 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
12 14 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (1.02%) Riak
13 13 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.87%) MS Access
15 8 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
2 21 (1.65%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.57%) JIRA
4 18 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.94%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.55%) Subversion
9 5 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.31%) Ant
10 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.31%) Maven
10 4 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.16%) Hudson
12 1 (0.079%) Trac
12 1 (0.079%) GitLab
General
1 199 (15.67%) Finance
2 36 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.76%) Banking
4 31 (2.44%) Legal
5 30 (2.36%) Retail
6 24 (1.89%) Back Office
7 23 (1.81%) Advertising
8 22 (1.73%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.65%) Marketing
10 15 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.10%) Publishing
12 12 (0.94%) Law
13 7 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.47%) Local Government
15 5 (0.39%) Games
16 4 (0.31%) French Language
16 4 (0.31%) German Language
17 3 (0.24%) Hebrew Language
17 3 (0.24%) Italian Language
17 3 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 199 (15.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 141 (11.10%) Administrator
3 125 (9.84%) Architect
4 124 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 115 (9.06%) Systems Administrator
6 105 (8.27%) Analyst
7 92 (7.24%) Systems Engineer
8 75 (5.91%) Consultant
9 67 (5.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 67 (5.28%) IT Support
10 53 (4.17%) Network Engineer
11 52 (4.09%) Technical Engineer
12 51 (4.02%) Technical Support
13 50 (3.94%) Infrastructure Architect
14 49 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
15 43 (3.39%) Technical Support Engineer
15 43 (3.39%) Support Analyst
16 39 (3.07%) Team Leader
16 39 (3.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 36 (2.83%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (4.88%) Web Services
2 40 (3.15%) Middleware
3 39 (3.07%) .NET
4 31 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
5 21 (1.65%) Software Packaging
6 17 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (0.87%) XML
7 11 (0.87%) Flash
8 9 (0.71%) WSH
9 8 (0.63%) CGI
9 8 (0.63%) LAMP
10 4 (0.31%) J2EE
10 4 (0.31%) MDX
11 3 (0.24%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.24%) WebCenter
11 3 (0.24%) COM
11 3 (0.24%) CSS
11 3 (0.24%) HTML
12 1 (0.079%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 1 (0.079%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 255 (20.08%) Data Centre
2 153 (12.05%) Clustering
3 95 (7.48%) Blackberry
4 81 (6.38%) Replication
5 68 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 45 (3.54%) Hedge funds
8 41 (3.23%) EqualLogic
9 30 (2.36%) Enterprise Storage
10 29 (2.28%) EMC VNX
10 29 (2.28%) Management Information System
11 27 (2.13%) Statistics
12 19 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.42%) Fat Client
13 18 (1.42%) Thin Client
14 16 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (1.18%) Private Cloud
16 14 (1.10%) iSeries
17 13 (1.02%) GIS
18 12 (0.94%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1113 (87.64%) Windows
2 600 (47.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 449 (35.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 357 (28.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 350 (27.56%) Linux
6 146 (11.50%) Windows 7
7 117 (9.21%) UNIX
8 72 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (4.25%) Windows 2000
10 46 (3.62%) Windows XP
11 40 (3.15%) Solaris
11 40 (3.15%) Windows 8
12 37 (2.91%) Windows 2000 Server
13 36 (2.83%) AIX
14 35 (2.76%) CentOS
15 25 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
16 20 (1.57%) Mac OS X
17 16 (1.26%) Debian
18 15 (1.18%) Ubuntu
19 14 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (26.85%) ITIL
2 135 (10.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 99 (7.80%) Change Control
4 83 (6.54%) Change Management
4 83 (6.54%) Load Balancing
5 82 (6.46%) Migration
5 82 (6.46%) Mentoring
6 80 (6.30%) Configuration Management
7 66 (5.20%) Problem Management
8 63 (4.96%) Project Management
9 59 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
10 58 (4.57%) Service Delivery
11 57 (4.49%) Business Continuity
12 53 (4.17%) E-Commerce
13 48 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
14 47 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
15 44 (3.46%) Performance Tuning
16 41 (3.23%) Server Building
17 38 (2.99%) Service Management
18 35 (2.76%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 256 (20.16%) SQL
2 141 (11.10%) PowerShell
3 47 (3.70%) Java
4 40 (3.15%) Perl
5 36 (2.83%) Python
6 32 (2.52%) VBScript
7 29 (2.28%) C
8 18 (1.42%) VB
9 17 (1.34%) Bash Shell
10 16 (1.26%) C#
11 12 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.94%) Ruby
12 11 (0.87%) JavaScript
12 11 (0.87%) PHP
13 10 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.79%) C++
14 6 (0.47%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.24%) Prolog
15 3 (0.24%) SAS Macro
15 3 (0.24%) AWK
Qualifications
1 200 (15.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (12.76%) MCSE
3 152 (11.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 131 (10.31%) Cisco Certification
5 104 (8.19%) Degree
5 104 (8.19%) Security Cleared
6 102 (8.03%) CCNA
7 72 (5.67%) MCSA
8 56 (4.41%) MCP
9 55 (4.33%) SC Cleared
10 44 (3.46%) CCNP
11 42 (3.31%) MCITP
12 36 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
13 32 (2.52%) VCP5
14 29 (2.28%) DV Cleared
15 27 (2.13%) CCA
16 18 (1.42%) A+ Certification
17 16 (1.26%) PhD
18 15 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
19 14 (1.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (11.10%) SLA
2 33 (2.60%) QA
3 18 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 14 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.24%) HL7
7 3 (0.24%) DICOM
8 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 776 (61.10%) Active Directory
2 740 (58.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 408 (32.13%) vSphere
4 230 (18.11%) XenApp
5 210 (16.54%) Hyper-V
6 144 (11.34%) VMware ESXi
7 78 (6.14%) XenDesktop
8 69 (5.43%) vCloud
9 61 (4.80%) XenServer
10 58 (4.57%) Terminal Services
11 40 (3.15%) VMware Workstation
12 36 (2.83%) Firmware
13 29 (2.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 28 (2.20%) Xen
15 27 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
16 26 (2.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 22 (1.73%) NFS
18 19 (1.50%) ISA Server
19 18 (1.42%) DFS Replication
20 16 (1.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 145 (11.42%) SCCM
2 98 (7.72%) Backup Exec
3 92 (7.24%) NetBackup
4 77 (6.06%) Puppet
5 71 (5.59%) SCOM
6 67 (5.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 66 (5.20%) Nagios
8 51 (4.02%) WSUS
9 43 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
10 33 (2.60%) ARCserve
11 31 (2.44%) Cacti
12 25 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 24 (1.89%) Tivoli
14 23 (1.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 22 (1.73%) HP SIM
15 22 (1.73%) Check_MK
15 22 (1.73%) vMotion
16 21 (1.65%) BMC Marimba
17 20 (1.57%) HP Data Protector
17 20 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1253 (98.66%) VMware
2 705 (55.51%) Microsoft
3 479 (37.72%) Citrix
4 461 (36.30%) Cisco
5 272 (21.42%) HP
6 149 (11.73%) NetApp
7 136 (10.71%) Symantec
8 133 (10.47%) Oracle
9 124 (9.76%) IBM
10 115 (9.06%) Red Hat
11 114 (8.98%) Dell
12 101 (7.95%) EMC
13 76 (5.98%) Juniper
14 62 (4.88%) F5
15 45 (3.54%) Veeam
16 40 (3.15%) Sophos
17 38 (2.99%) Intel
18 35 (2.76%) Veritas
19 30 (2.36%) CommVault
20 28 (2.20%) CheckPoint
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: Up to £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 45000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus on call and additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + bonus, pension, free parking
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Up to £40k basic + excellent benefit
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS & PENSION
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Commensus
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago