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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 366 338 296
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -42
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 767 829 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.77% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 6.11% 7.50% 8.50%
Number of salaries quoted 611 702 897
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +10.00%

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
12547 11047 12291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.15% 10.29% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 10482 9356 10507
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -38 724 £43,000 -4.44% 60
London -32 272 £50,438 +8.46% 19
South East -22 156 £43,000 +1.17% 22
City of London +40 96 £52,500 +11.70% 9
Yorkshire -17 77 £41,500 -7.77% 3
Berkshire +31 73 £35,000 -12.50% 11
West Yorkshire -2 68 £43,625 -3.05% 3
East of England -44 67 £42,000 -16.00% 3
West Midlands -7 56 £38,500 -17.64% 1
Leeds -8 51 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North West +15 48 £34,500 +6.15% 6
South West +5 42 £35,000 -5.40% 4
Reading +22 39 £35,000 -36.36% 3
Cheshire +12 27 £34,500 -31.00% 2
Hertfordshire -8 26 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Hampshire -19 25 £42,500 - 3
Warwickshire +26 24 £44,000 +5.38%
Bristol +15 24 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Surrey -51 23 £45,000 -10.00% 2
West Sussex +9 20 £46,500 +89.79% 2
Crawley +16 19 £46,500 +89.79% 2
Watford +9 19 £48,500 -23.92%
Birmingham -27 19 £37,000 -26.00% 1
South Wales +16 18 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Wales +10 18 £35,000 -14.11% 1
Bedfordshire -33 18 £35,000 -30.00%
Bracknell -1 17 £30,000 -25.00%
Portsmouth -7 17 £43,000 +1.17% 1
Manchester -19 17 £34,500 +13.11% 3
Warrington +1 16 £42,500 +17.24%

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1588 (99.31%) VMware
2 1227 (76.74%) Windows
3 1126 (70.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 892 (55.78%) Active Directory
5 847 (52.97%) Microsoft
6 658 (41.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 610 (38.15%) SAN
8 574 (35.90%) MS Exchange
9 516 (32.27%) Citrix
10 464 (29.02%) Cisco
11 457 (28.58%) HP
12 456 (28.52%) ITIL
13 455 (28.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 450 (28.14%) vSphere
15 445 (27.83%) Linux
16 426 (26.64%) DNS
17 388 (24.27%) SQL Server
18 341 (21.33%) DHCP
19 333 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
20 332 (20.76%) Exchange Server 2010
21 329 (20.58%) Firewall
22 309 (19.32%) NetApp
23 308 (19.26%) MS Excel
24 285 (17.82%) Finance
25 283 (17.70%) PowerShell
26 271 (16.95%) TCP/IP
27 269 (16.82%) Exchange Server 2007
28 259 (16.20%) Microsoft Certification
29 258 (16.14%) XenApp
30 257 (16.07%) Hyper-V

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 574 (35.90%) MS Exchange
2 332 (20.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 269 (16.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 199 (12.45%) IIS
5 192 (12.01%) Exchange Server 2003
6 170 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 156 (9.76%) SharePoint
8 104 (6.50%) Apache
8 104 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2000
9 101 (6.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 91 (5.69%) Lync
11 46 (2.88%) Tomcat
12 40 (2.50%) WebLogic
13 38 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
14 23 (1.44%) Office Communications Server
15 18 (1.13%) IBM Notes
16 15 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
17 13 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
17 13 (0.81%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 308 (19.26%) MS Excel
2 111 (6.94%) MS Office
3 6 (0.38%) MS Project
4 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.06%) Maximo
3 10 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.56%) Summit
5 6 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.19%) Cognos Controller
7 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.063%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
2 45 (2.81%) Office 365
3 34 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.06%) IaaS
5 16 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.50%) SaaS
6 8 (0.50%) PaaS
7 4 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
7 4 (0.25%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 610 (38.15%) SAN
2 426 (26.64%) DNS
3 341 (21.33%) DHCP
4 329 (20.58%) Firewall
5 271 (16.95%) TCP/IP
6 239 (14.95%) NAS
7 197 (12.32%) WAN
8 188 (11.76%) LAN
9 103 (6.44%) Internet
10 100 (6.25%) VPN
11 71 (4.44%) iSCSI
12 59 (3.69%) VLAN
13 57 (3.56%) SMTP
14 51 (3.19%) Wireless
15 45 (2.81%) IP Telephony
16 43 (2.69%) Fibre Channel
17 41 (2.56%) MPLS
18 39 (2.44%) HTTP
19 36 (2.25%) NetScaler
19 36 (2.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (24.27%) SQL Server
2 145 (9.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 86 (5.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 85 (5.32%) MySQL
5 50 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 33 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 30 (1.88%) RDBMS
8 29 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.56%) DB2
11 8 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
12 7 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
12 7 (0.44%) Big Data
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.25%) DTS
15 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (1.56%) LoadRunner
2 21 (1.31%) SilkPerformer
3 18 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
4 17 (1.06%) AQtime
4 17 (1.06%) WebLOAD
5 13 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (0.63%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.63%) Subversion
7 8 (0.50%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.31%) WinRunner
10 4 (0.25%) Ant
11 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.13%) PowerBuilder
13 1 (0.063%) Maven
13 1 (0.063%) Hudson
General
1 285 (17.82%) Finance
2 73 (4.57%) Banking
3 61 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 59 (3.69%) Retail
5 33 (2.06%) Back Office
6 29 (1.81%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.69%) Advertising
8 18 (1.13%) Marketing
9 16 (1.00%) German Language
9 16 (1.00%) Legal
9 16 (1.00%) Games
10 13 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.75%) Publishing
11 12 (0.75%) Law
12 11 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.63%) French Language
14 8 (0.50%) International Banking
15 7 (0.44%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.44%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 197 (12.32%) Support Engineer
2 189 (11.82%) Analyst
3 163 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 139 (8.69%) Architect
5 137 (8.57%) Administrator
6 128 (8.01%) Consultant
7 107 (6.69%) Systems Engineer
8 95 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
9 90 (5.63%) IT Support
10 83 (5.19%) Server Engineer
11 76 (4.75%) 3rd Line Support
12 75 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
13 73 (4.57%) Support Analyst
14 66 (4.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 64 (4.00%) Network Engineer
16 54 (3.38%) Technical Support
17 53 (3.31%) Wintel Consultant
18 49 (3.06%) Server Support
19 47 (2.94%) Wintel Engineer
20 46 (2.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.56%) Web Services
1 41 (2.56%) Software Packaging
2 38 (2.38%) .NET
3 25 (1.56%) Middleware
4 24 (1.50%) J2EE
5 17 (1.06%) MAPI
6 15 (0.94%) XML
7 14 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
7 14 (0.88%) HTML
8 11 (0.69%) COM
8 11 (0.69%) Application Packaging
9 8 (0.50%) YAML
10 7 (0.44%) CSS
11 6 (0.38%) LAMP
12 4 (0.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 3 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.19%) ODBC
13 3 (0.19%) SOAP
13 3 (0.19%) Flash
13 3 (0.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 257 (16.07%) Clustering
2 103 (6.44%) Blackberry
3 76 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 60 (3.75%) Hedge funds
6 52 (3.25%) Replication
7 49 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 49 (3.06%) Client/Server
8 29 (1.81%) PKI
9 26 (1.63%) e-Health
10 23 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
11 20 (1.25%) EqualLogic
12 19 (1.19%) Open Source
13 18 (1.13%) Mathematics
14 16 (1.00%) Fat Client
14 16 (1.00%) Thin Client
15 15 (0.94%) Digital Media
16 11 (0.69%) CLARiiON
17 8 (0.50%) FlexPod
17 8 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1227 (76.74%) Windows
2 658 (41.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 455 (28.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 445 (27.83%) Linux
5 333 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 187 (11.69%) Windows 7
7 186 (11.63%) UNIX
8 121 (7.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 119 (7.44%) Windows XP
10 100 (6.25%) Solaris
11 62 (3.88%) Windows 2000
12 38 (2.38%) CentOS
13 31 (1.94%) Windows 8
14 29 (1.81%) AIX
14 29 (1.81%) HPUX
15 26 (1.63%) VMS
16 19 (1.19%) SUSE
16 19 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
17 17 (1.06%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (28.52%) ITIL
2 240 (15.01%) Disaster Recovery
3 136 (8.51%) Change Control
4 123 (7.69%) Change Management
5 119 (7.44%) Load Balancing
6 103 (6.44%) Problem Management
7 95 (5.94%) E-Commerce
8 94 (5.88%) Capacity Management
9 90 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
10 83 (5.19%) Migration
11 79 (4.94%) Project Management
12 63 (3.94%) Capacity Planning
13 59 (3.69%) Agile Software Development
14 54 (3.38%) TOGAF
14 54 (3.38%) Mentoring
15 49 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
16 48 (3.00%) Incident Management
17 43 (2.69%) Kalman Filter
18 42 (2.63%) Service Management
19 39 (2.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 283 (17.70%) PowerShell
2 242 (15.13%) SQL
3 121 (7.57%) Perl
4 60 (3.75%) Java
5 49 (3.06%) Shell Script
6 46 (2.88%) C++
6 46 (2.88%) VBScript
7 42 (2.63%) C#
8 29 (1.81%) VB
9 28 (1.75%) PHP
10 27 (1.69%) Python
11 23 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.38%) C
13 20 (1.25%) Bash Shell
13 20 (1.25%) Ruby
14 16 (1.00%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.44%) Korn
16 6 (0.38%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.31%) COBOL
18 4 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 259 (16.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 246 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 203 (12.70%) Degree
4 179 (11.19%) Security Cleared
5 172 (10.76%) MCSE
6 134 (8.38%) SC Cleared
7 133 (8.32%) Cisco Certification
8 125 (7.82%) MCP
9 119 (7.44%) CCNA
10 92 (5.75%) MCITP
11 74 (4.63%) CCNP
12 71 (4.44%) MCSA
13 60 (3.75%) Citrix Certification
14 48 (3.00%) MCTS
15 45 (2.81%) CCA
16 43 (2.69%) DV Cleared
17 26 (1.63%) RHCE
18 23 (1.44%) VCAP
19 22 (1.38%) ISEB
20 21 (1.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (8.69%) SLA
2 21 (1.31%) QA
3 19 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.063%) BS7799
System Software
1 1126 (70.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 892 (55.78%) Active Directory
3 450 (28.14%) vSphere
4 258 (16.14%) XenApp
5 257 (16.07%) Hyper-V
6 202 (12.63%) VMware ESXi
7 113 (7.07%) XenDesktop
8 95 (5.94%) XenServer
9 93 (5.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 87 (5.44%) Terminal Services
11 74 (4.63%) VMware Workstation
12 63 (3.94%) vCloud
13 50 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 38 (2.38%) MetaFrame
15 31 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
15 31 (1.94%) VMware Server
16 30 (1.88%) VMFS
17 28 (1.75%) NFS
18 17 (1.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 13 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 178 (11.13%) NetBackup
2 160 (10.01%) SCCM
3 133 (8.32%) SCOM
4 124 (7.75%) Backup Exec
5 84 (5.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 45 (2.81%) WSUS
6 45 (2.81%) Puppet
7 41 (2.56%) HP SIM
8 37 (2.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 33 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
10 32 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 31 (1.94%) Nagios
12 30 (1.88%) ARCserve
13 29 (1.81%) Tivoli
14 28 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 23 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
15 23 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (0.94%) Legato
16 15 (0.94%) Cacti
17 14 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1588 (99.31%) VMware
2 847 (52.97%) Microsoft
3 516 (32.27%) Citrix
4 464 (29.02%) Cisco
5 457 (28.58%) HP
6 309 (19.32%) NetApp
7 238 (14.88%) EMC
8 220 (13.76%) Symantec
9 181 (11.32%) IBM
10 161 (10.07%) Red Hat
11 133 (8.32%) Dell
12 117 (7.32%) Oracle
13 87 (5.44%) Veritas
14 73 (4.57%) F5
15 59 (3.69%) Juniper
16 52 (3.25%) Sophos
17 48 (3.00%) Brocade
17 48 (3.00%) Veeam
18 45 (2.81%) CA
19 41 (2.56%) JBoss
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Henderson Scott
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £44,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Unspecified £ Highly Competitive + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum + £6,000 Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £56,000 per annum + bonus + good package
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £42000 - £50000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £49000 Per Annum To £49k + On Call + Bonus + B
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
WBRS
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + 10% pension,25 days a/l, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum +10% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago