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

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 416 394 371
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -23
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 627 718 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.64% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 4.84% 6.33% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 489 604 586
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -3.95%

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
12953 11348 10495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.99% 10.05% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 10733 9440 8775
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -17 612 £45,000 - 61
London +22 249 £48,500 -3.00% 20
South East -25 141 £44,500 - 6
East of England +53 72 £45,000 +7.14% 5
Yorkshire -28 65 £35,661 -10.84% 11
City of London +1 48 £47,500 -17.39% 10
West Yorkshire -15 48 £35,661 +9.72% 5
Berkshire -16 42 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Hampshire +5 38 £44,500 - 4
Leeds -23 35 £35,661 -10.84% 5
Hertfordshire +15 31 £45,000 +63.63% 2
South West -40 25 £40,000 +2.56% 3
Essex +24 23 £40,750 -39.62% 1
Portsmouth +8 23 £44,500 -
West Midlands -14 23 £33,250 -16.87% 7
Reading +6 22 £40,000 -8.04%
North West -1 20 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Brentwood +7 18 £37,500 -36.17% 1
Birmingham 0 18 £30,500 -23.75% 4
Surrey -19 18 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire +26 17 £45,000 -2.70% 1
West Sussex +11 17 £46,000 -
Crawley -2 17 £46,000 -
Hemel Hempstead -12 17 £50,000 +11.11%
North Yorkshire +11 15 £28,500 -12.30% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 14 £50,000 +33.33%
Bradford +9 13 £33,750 +20.53%
Bedford - 13 £45,000 -
Scotland +16 12 £32,000 -24.70% 4
Bristol -13 12 £41,250 +26.92% 1

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1256 (98.13%) VMware
2 1085 (84.77%) Windows
3 815 (63.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 753 (58.83%) Microsoft
5 724 (56.56%) Active Directory
6 643 (50.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 510 (39.84%) Citrix
8 507 (39.61%) MS Exchange
9 431 (33.67%) SAN
10 424 (33.13%) Cisco
11 423 (33.05%) vSphere
12 415 (32.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 387 (30.23%) Linux
14 382 (29.84%) Windows Server 2003
15 359 (28.05%) Firewall
16 329 (25.70%) DNS
17 311 (24.30%) HP
18 303 (23.67%) Exchange Server 2010
19 301 (23.52%) SQL Server
20 286 (22.34%) ITIL
21 276 (21.56%) XenApp
22 260 (20.31%) MS Excel
23 254 (19.84%) TCP/IP
24 239 (18.67%) Microsoft Certification
25 236 (18.44%) Finance
26 231 (18.05%) SQL
26 231 (18.05%) Hyper-V
27 224 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007
28 218 (17.03%) Clustering
29 217 (16.95%) DHCP

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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
1 507 (39.61%) MS Exchange
2 303 (23.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 224 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 169 (13.20%) IIS
5 146 (11.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 120 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 96 (7.50%) SharePoint
8 77 (6.02%) Lync
9 76 (5.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 71 (5.55%) Apache
11 43 (3.36%) Tomcat
12 36 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2000
13 30 (2.34%) nginx
14 25 (1.95%) JBoss
15 17 (1.33%) IBM Notes
15 17 (1.33%) OpenStack
16 16 (1.25%) WebLogic
17 13 (1.02%) Confluence
18 10 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 10 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 260 (20.31%) MS Excel
2 146 (11.41%) MS Office
3 15 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.47%) Maximo
2 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 73 (5.70%) Office 365
2 26 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.17%) PaaS
5 13 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.63%) Heroku
7 7 (0.55%) SaaS
8 6 (0.47%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
9 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.23%) Route 53
10 2 (0.16%) GitHub
10 2 (0.16%) IaaS
10 2 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 431 (33.67%) SAN
2 359 (28.05%) Firewall
3 329 (25.70%) DNS
4 254 (19.84%) TCP/IP
5 217 (16.95%) DHCP
6 151 (11.80%) NAS
7 141 (11.02%) WAN
8 136 (10.63%) LAN
9 106 (8.28%) iSCSI
10 62 (4.84%) Internet
11 61 (4.77%) VPN
12 60 (4.69%) NetScaler
13 58 (4.53%) Cisco ASA
14 46 (3.59%) VLAN
15 42 (3.28%) SMTP
16 40 (3.13%) Wireless
17 38 (2.97%) FTP
18 32 (2.50%) MPLS
19 31 (2.42%) SSL
19 31 (2.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (23.52%) SQL Server
2 106 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (5.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 73 (5.70%) MySQL
5 55 (4.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 30 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 29 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (2.03%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.17%) MS Access
10 13 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
11 9 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.70%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.47%) Couchbase
12 6 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.47%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
14 4 (0.31%) Big Data
15 3 (0.23%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (0.94%) JIRA
3 9 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.70%) Subversion
4 5 (0.39%) PowerBuilder
5 2 (0.16%) MSI
5 2 (0.16%) Maven
5 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.078%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.078%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.078%) Hudson
6 1 (0.078%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.078%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.078%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (0.078%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.078%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.078%) LoadRunner
General
1 236 (18.44%) Finance
2 41 (3.20%) Publishing
3 36 (2.81%) Financial Institution
3 36 (2.81%) Advertising
4 34 (2.66%) Back Office
5 32 (2.50%) Games
6 31 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 28 (2.19%) Retail
8 25 (1.95%) Marketing
9 21 (1.64%) Banking
10 16 (1.25%) Law
11 6 (0.47%) Legal
11 6 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.31%) Automotive
12 4 (0.31%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.23%) French Language
13 3 (0.23%) German Language
13 3 (0.23%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 197 (15.39%) Analyst
2 196 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 156 (12.19%) Support Engineer
4 116 (9.06%) Administrator
5 98 (7.66%) Systems Engineer
6 93 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
7 89 (6.95%) Consultant
8 76 (5.94%) Support Analyst
9 67 (5.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 64 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
10 64 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
11 60 (4.69%) Architect
12 57 (4.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 55 (4.30%) Server Engineer
14 54 (4.22%) IT Support
15 52 (4.06%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
16 44 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 41 (3.20%) Network Engineer
18 39 (3.05%) IT Support Analyst
19 34 (2.66%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.97%) Software Packaging
2 33 (2.58%) Web Services
3 24 (1.88%) .NET
4 22 (1.72%) Flash
4 22 (1.72%) WSH
5 20 (1.56%) Middleware
6 15 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (0.70%) CSS
8 6 (0.47%) Apache Flex
8 6 (0.47%) MCollective
9 5 (0.39%) HTML
10 4 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.31%) SOAP
10 4 (0.31%) J2EE
11 3 (0.23%) XML
11 3 (0.23%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.23%) LAMP
12 2 (0.16%) SAML
12 2 (0.16%) ODBC
12 2 (0.16%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 218 (17.03%) Clustering
2 114 (8.91%) Blackberry
3 59 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (3.91%) Replication
5 49 (3.83%) Computer Science
6 39 (3.05%) Hedge funds
7 24 (1.88%) iSeries
8 20 (1.56%) AS400
8 20 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.48%) Statistics
10 17 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.33%) Digital Media
11 16 (1.25%) EqualLogic
12 15 (1.17%) Open Source
13 14 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (1.02%) Management Information System
15 12 (0.94%) Wiki
16 9 (0.70%) Fat Client
16 9 (0.70%) Thin Client
16 9 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1085 (84.77%) Windows
2 643 (50.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 415 (32.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 387 (30.23%) Linux
5 382 (29.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 131 (10.23%) UNIX
7 126 (9.84%) Windows 7
8 88 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 75 (5.86%) Windows XP
10 71 (5.55%) Windows 2000
11 70 (5.47%) Solaris
12 47 (3.67%) AIX
13 45 (3.52%) CentOS
14 40 (3.13%) Ubuntu
15 26 (2.03%) Windows 8
16 22 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
17 19 (1.48%) Windows Vista
18 15 (1.17%) SUSE
19 11 (0.86%) Debian
19 11 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (22.34%) ITIL
2 189 (14.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 96 (7.50%) Load Balancing
4 85 (6.64%) Project Management
5 79 (6.17%) Capacity Planning
6 75 (5.86%) Migration
7 72 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
8 67 (5.23%) Change Control
9 65 (5.08%) Problem Management
10 55 (4.30%) Change Management
11 53 (4.14%) Configuration Management
12 50 (3.91%) Service Management
13 46 (3.59%) Incident Management
14 44 (3.44%) Mentoring
15 36 (2.81%) Service Delivery
16 35 (2.73%) Project Planning
16 35 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
17 32 (2.50%) Capacity Management
18 31 (2.42%) Performance Monitoring
19 29 (2.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 231 (18.05%) SQL
2 166 (12.97%) PowerShell
3 65 (5.08%) Perl
4 50 (3.91%) VBScript
5 36 (2.81%) Python
5 36 (2.81%) Java
6 35 (2.73%) Shell Script
7 28 (2.19%) PHP
8 24 (1.88%) Bash Shell
9 23 (1.80%) VB
10 21 (1.64%) C
11 13 (1.02%) C#
12 11 (0.86%) JavaScript
12 11 (0.86%) Ruby
13 6 (0.47%) Korn
14 3 (0.23%) C++
15 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.078%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 239 (18.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 213 (16.64%) MCSE
3 161 (12.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 121 (9.45%) Cisco Certification
5 106 (8.28%) Degree
6 97 (7.58%) Security Cleared
7 94 (7.34%) SC Cleared
7 94 (7.34%) CCNA
8 83 (6.48%) MCSA
9 69 (5.39%) MCITP
10 60 (4.69%) Citrix Certification
11 56 (4.38%) MCP
12 53 (4.14%) CCNP
13 51 (3.98%) CCA
14 31 (2.42%) DV Cleared
15 21 (1.64%) PhD
16 20 (1.56%) VCP5
17 18 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 17 (1.33%) CCEA
19 16 (1.25%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.95%) SLA
2 23 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (0.86%) QA
4 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 815 (63.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 724 (56.56%) Active Directory
3 423 (33.05%) vSphere
4 276 (21.56%) XenApp
5 231 (18.05%) Hyper-V
6 171 (13.36%) VMware ESXi
7 126 (9.84%) XenDesktop
8 82 (6.41%) XenServer
9 67 (5.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 53 (4.14%) vCloud
11 45 (3.52%) VMware Workstation
12 43 (3.36%) Terminal Services
13 35 (2.73%) Xen
14 30 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
15 28 (2.19%) ISA Server
16 26 (2.03%) Firmware
16 26 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 21 (1.64%) Postfix
17 21 (1.64%) Sendmail
18 19 (1.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 145 (11.33%) SCCM
2 139 (10.86%) Backup Exec
3 120 (9.38%) SCOM
4 111 (8.67%) NetBackup
5 80 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 66 (5.16%) WSUS
7 52 (4.06%) Nagios
8 51 (3.98%) Puppet
9 47 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
10 38 (2.97%) HP SIM
11 31 (2.42%) Tivoli
11 31 (2.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 25 (1.95%) Cacti
13 24 (1.88%) SCVMM
13 24 (1.88%) Legato
14 22 (1.72%) ARCserve
15 19 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 16 (1.25%) vMotion
17 15 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 15 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1256 (98.13%) VMware
2 753 (58.83%) Microsoft
3 510 (39.84%) Citrix
4 424 (33.13%) Cisco
5 311 (24.30%) HP
6 162 (12.66%) Symantec
7 160 (12.50%) NetApp
8 152 (11.88%) EMC
9 133 (10.39%) Red Hat
10 121 (9.45%) Dell
11 102 (7.97%) IBM
12 84 (6.56%) Oracle
13 67 (5.23%) Sophos
14 65 (5.08%) Veritas
15 50 (3.91%) Intel
16 49 (3.83%) CheckPoint
17 48 (3.75%) Veeam
18 45 (3.52%) SolarWinds
18 45 (3.52%) Juniper
19 41 (3.20%) F5
Southampton, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £53k - 56k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Unspecified £ Highly Competitive + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sidcup, Kent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £47500 - £57000.00 per annum + bonus + excellent bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £33k - 35k per year + Pension + Performance Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: 2 days ago