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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 520 509 408
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -101
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 435 528 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 3.81% 4.35% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 376 445 628
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £64,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £39,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -6.02%

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
11427 12134 13194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.11% 11.06% 11.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9611 10153 10882
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -13 395 £45,000 +12.50% 34
South East +44 132 £45,000 +12.50% 8
London +16 126 £60,000 +26.31% 15
Berkshire +17 48 £50,000 +28.20% 4
City of London +72 39 £77,500 +78.16% 1
Reading +10 39 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Yorkshire -15 32 £35,000 -2.77% 4
East of England -7 29 £55,000 - 3
South West -3 28 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +36 27 £41,000 +24.24%
Milton Keynes +45 26 £41,000 +7.65%
Surrey +21 25 £55,000 +42.85% 1
Gloucestershire +9 21 £42,500 +9.67%
Hertfordshire +9 20 £57,500 +4.54% 3
East Midlands +21 16 £32,500 +6.55%
North West +9 14 £55,000 +22.22% 1
West Yorkshire -1 14 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Manchester -4 14 £55,000 -5.17% 1
West Midlands -15 14 £31,250 -21.87% 1
Hampshire +22 13 £35,000 -5.40% 1
North Yorkshire +11 13 £35,000 -
Rochdale 0 13 £55,000 -6.77% 1
Southampton - 13 £35,000 - 1
Nottingham +16 12 £28,500 -22.44%
Nottinghamshire +16 12 £28,500 -22.44%
Reigate +18 9 £45,000 +8.43% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 9 £55,000 -
Cheltenham - 9 £42,500 -
West Sussex +12 8 £50,000 +19.04%
Watford +8 8 - -

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 782 (100.00%) VMware
2 572 (73.15%) Windows
3 538 (68.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 410 (52.43%) Active Directory
5 398 (50.90%) Windows Server
6 381 (48.72%) Microsoft
7 281 (35.93%) Linux
8 273 (34.91%) MS Exchange
9 270 (34.53%) Cisco
10 262 (33.50%) SAN
11 259 (33.12%) Citrix
12 255 (32.61%) ITIL
13 254 (32.48%) Firewall
14 252 (32.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 244 (31.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 226 (28.90%) vSphere
17 213 (27.24%) DNS
18 170 (21.74%) HP
19 166 (21.23%) WAN
20 160 (20.46%) PowerShell
21 159 (20.33%) Data Centre
22 154 (19.69%) SQL Server
23 152 (19.44%) TCP/IP
24 151 (19.31%) SCCM
25 150 (19.18%) Finance
26 142 (18.16%) Hyper-V
27 135 (17.26%) Windows Server 2003
28 132 (16.88%) XenApp
29 131 (16.75%) SQL
30 130 (16.62%) Red Hat

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
1 273 (34.91%) MS Exchange
2 100 (12.79%) IIS
3 90 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 70 (8.95%) Apache
5 67 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 65 (8.31%) Skype for Business
7 56 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 52 (6.65%) SharePoint
9 49 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 39 (4.99%) nginx
11 36 (4.60%) Tomcat
12 24 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 23 (2.94%) JBoss
14 20 (2.56%) WebLogic
15 19 (2.43%) WebSphere
16 15 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
17 14 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
19 6 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2000
20 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 123 (15.73%) MS Excel
2 58 (7.42%) MS Office
3 10 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 96 (12.28%) Office 365
2 68 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (4.60%) SaaS
4 33 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (3.45%) OpenShift
6 20 (2.56%) PaaS
7 19 (2.43%) IBM Cloud
8 13 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.41%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.15%) IaaS
12 6 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.64%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 262 (33.50%) SAN
2 254 (32.48%) Firewall
3 213 (27.24%) DNS
4 166 (21.23%) WAN
5 152 (19.44%) TCP/IP
6 129 (16.50%) DHCP
6 129 (16.50%) LAN
7 75 (9.59%) NAS
8 71 (9.08%) MPLS
9 65 (8.31%) VPN
10 61 (7.80%) VLAN
11 49 (6.27%) Internet
11 49 (6.27%) VoIP
12 45 (5.75%) Cisco ASA
13 41 (5.24%) Wi-Fi
14 38 (4.86%) Remote Desktop
15 36 (4.60%) SSH
16 35 (4.48%) SMTP
17 32 (4.09%) iSCSI
17 32 (4.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (19.69%) SQL Server
2 65 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (7.80%) MySQL
4 37 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (3.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (1.92%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
11 10 (1.28%) MariaDB
11 10 (1.28%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.64%) OLAP
12 5 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (2.17%) Subversion
3 15 (1.92%) Vagrant
4 12 (1.53%) JIRA
5 11 (1.41%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (0.90%) Redmine
8 6 (0.77%) AQtime
8 6 (0.77%) WebLOAD
9 4 (0.51%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.26%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.26%) MSI
11 2 (0.26%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.13%) GitLab
12 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 150 (19.18%) Finance
2 58 (7.42%) Retail
3 30 (3.84%) Banking
4 25 (3.20%) Games
5 20 (2.56%) French Language
6 16 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.79%) Online Betting
8 12 (1.53%) Advertising
8 12 (1.53%) Back Office
9 9 (1.15%) Billing
9 9 (1.15%) Publishing
10 5 (0.64%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.51%) Legal
11 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.51%) Marketing
12 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Electronics
14 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 159 (20.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 94 (12.02%) Support Engineer
3 93 (11.89%) Windows Engineer
4 81 (10.36%) VMware Engineer
5 79 (10.10%) Linux Engineer
6 74 (9.46%) Administrator
7 69 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
8 67 (8.57%) Analyst
9 60 (7.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 50 (6.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 50 (6.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 48 (6.14%) IT Support
12 42 (5.37%) Consultant
13 37 (4.73%) Server Engineer
13 37 (4.73%) Support Analyst
13 37 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
14 34 (4.35%) Windows Support Engineer
15 33 (4.22%) Architect
16 32 (4.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
17 31 (3.96%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (7.93%) Web Services
2 38 (4.86%) LAMP
3 32 (4.09%) .NET
4 24 (3.07%) JSON
5 22 (2.81%) SOAP
6 19 (2.43%) LEMP Stack
6 19 (2.43%) Software Packaging
7 8 (1.02%) Middleware
8 6 (0.77%) MAPI
9 5 (0.64%) REST
10 4 (0.51%) XML
10 4 (0.51%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.38%) COM
11 3 (0.38%) ELK Stack
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.26%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.26%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.26%) XSD
12 2 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 159 (20.33%) Data Centre
2 81 (10.36%) Clustering
3 42 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 32 (4.09%) Replication
6 30 (3.84%) EMC VNX
7 22 (2.81%) Blackberry
7 22 (2.81%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.56%) Hedge funds
9 18 (2.30%) PKI
10 17 (2.17%) VCE vBlock
11 15 (1.92%) Mathematics
12 12 (1.53%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.28%) Fat Client
13 10 (1.28%) Thin Client
14 9 (1.15%) Cybercrime
15 8 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.02%) Smartphone
16 7 (0.90%) HP Storage
17 6 (0.77%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 572 (73.15%) Windows
2 398 (50.90%) Windows Server
3 281 (35.93%) Linux
4 252 (32.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 244 (31.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 135 (17.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 82 (10.49%) Windows 7
8 75 (9.59%) Unix
9 72 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 63 (8.06%) Solaris
11 53 (6.78%) CentOS
12 49 (6.27%) Windows 8
13 27 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 25 (3.20%) Windows 10
15 22 (2.81%) AIX
15 22 (2.81%) Windows XP
16 19 (2.43%) Windows 2000
17 17 (2.17%) Fedora
17 17 (2.17%) Windows NT
18 13 (1.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (32.61%) ITIL
2 88 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 70 (8.95%) DevOps
4 62 (7.93%) Mentoring
5 59 (7.54%) High Availability
5 59 (7.54%) Service Delivery
6 58 (7.42%) Change Management
7 52 (6.65%) Project Management
8 49 (6.27%) Performance Tuning
9 48 (6.14%) Configuration Management
10 47 (6.01%) Load Balancing
11 46 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (5.63%) Change Control
12 44 (5.63%) Problem Management
13 43 (5.50%) E-Commerce
14 42 (5.37%) Migration
15 39 (4.99%) Capacity Planning
15 39 (4.99%) Incident Management
16 36 (4.60%) Business Continuity
16 36 (4.60%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 160 (20.46%) PowerShell
2 131 (16.75%) SQL
3 77 (9.85%) Perl
4 51 (6.52%) Bash Shell
5 44 (5.63%) Python
6 37 (4.73%) C
6 37 (4.73%) Java
7 20 (2.56%) PHP
8 15 (1.92%) C#
8 15 (1.92%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.53%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.41%) Ruby
10 11 (1.41%) VBScript
11 10 (1.28%) Bourne shell
11 10 (1.28%) C-shell
12 9 (1.15%) Korn
13 8 (1.02%) C++
14 2 (0.26%) VB
15 1 (0.13%) AWK
15 1 (0.13%) sed
Qualifications
1 115 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (14.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 76 (9.72%) Degree
4 75 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (9.46%) MCSE
6 64 (8.18%) CCNA
7 63 (8.06%) Security Cleared
8 46 (5.88%) CCNP
9 45 (5.75%) MCITP
10 41 (5.24%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (3.96%) RHCE
12 30 (3.84%) SC Cleared
13 28 (3.58%) Citrix Certification
14 25 (3.20%) DV Cleared
15 24 (3.07%) MCP
16 23 (2.94%) MCSA
17 21 (2.69%) CCA
18 18 (2.30%) RHCSA
19 12 (1.53%) CISSP
19 12 (1.53%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (9.46%) SLA
2 27 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.56%) HIPAA
3 20 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (1.66%) QA
5 10 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.77%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.38%) ISO22301
System Software
1 538 (68.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 410 (52.43%) Active Directory
3 226 (28.90%) vSphere
4 142 (18.16%) Hyper-V
5 132 (16.88%) XenApp
6 86 (11.00%) VMware ESXi
7 85 (10.87%) Virtual Servers
8 40 (5.12%) Terminal Services
9 39 (4.99%) XenDesktop
10 37 (4.73%) VMware Workstation
11 32 (4.09%) vCloud
12 29 (3.71%) Docker
13 27 (3.45%) NFS
14 23 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 22 (2.81%) XenServer
16 18 (2.30%) Postfix
17 17 (2.17%) Sendmail
18 16 (2.05%) Firmware
19 15 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
20 12 (1.53%) iptables
Systems Management
1 151 (19.31%) SCCM
2 70 (8.95%) SCOM
3 55 (7.03%) Nagios
4 52 (6.65%) WSUS
5 50 (6.39%) Backup Exec
6 45 (5.75%) Puppet
7 41 (5.24%) NetBackup
8 40 (5.12%) vMotion
9 31 (3.96%) BMC PATROL
9 31 (3.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 23 (2.94%) Kibana
11 22 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
12 21 (2.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 20 (2.56%) WMI
14 19 (2.43%) Microsoft Clustering
15 16 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
15 16 (2.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 16 (2.05%) Tivoli
16 15 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
16 15 (1.92%) yum
Vendors
1 782 (100.00%) VMware
2 381 (48.72%) Microsoft
3 270 (34.53%) Cisco
4 259 (33.12%) Citrix
5 170 (21.74%) HP
6 130 (16.62%) Red Hat
7 116 (14.83%) Oracle
8 88 (11.25%) NetApp
9 74 (9.46%) EMC
10 63 (8.06%) Dell
11 57 (7.29%) Symantec
12 54 (6.91%) SolarWinds
13 49 (6.27%) Veeam
14 43 (5.50%) CheckPoint
14 43 (5.50%) IBM
15 31 (3.96%) BMC
16 29 (3.71%) Veritas
17 26 (3.32%) Qualys
17 26 (3.32%) ServiceNow
18 25 (3.20%) Mitel
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Excellent please discuss
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ipreo
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to £70,000 plus bonus and benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
JM
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
aap3
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits and Discounts!! :)
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Wakefield
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Pension
Posted: 23 days ago
Bournemouth
JP Morgan
Salary: £0 - £90,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 12 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago