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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 396 376 354
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -22
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 650 695 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 5.18% 6.46% 7.19%
Number of salaries quoted 543 587 664
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%

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
12554 10765 10954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.06% 10.32% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10650 8905 9308
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 January 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 January 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 +2 627 £45,000 - 60
London -73 220 £46,500 +1.08% 29
South East +1 170 £42,500 -5.55% 13
East of England +38 68 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Yorkshire -24 58 £30,500 -23.75% 7
Berkshire -12 47 £40,000 -11.11% 2
City of London -9 42 £47,500 -17.39% 4
West Sussex +29 39 £46,000 -3.15%
Crawley +26 38 £46,000 -
South West -29 34 £37,500 -4.45% 6
North West +7 33 £52,500 +56.71%
West Yorkshire -32 31 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Hertfordshire -6 30 £50,000 - 1
Hampshire -14 30 £38,500 -13.48% 5
Cheshire +25 28 £52,500 +5.00%
West Midlands -7 23 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Surrey -21 22 £41,500 -9.78% 2
North Yorkshire +28 21 £30,500 -12.85% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 21 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Hemel Hempstead +3 21 £50,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +29 20 £45,000 +24.13% 2
Milton Keynes +14 20 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Birmingham -3 19 £31,500 -25.88% 1
York +23 18 £35,250 - 1
Leeds -21 16 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Dorset - 16 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands +20 14 £41,250 -1.78%
Slough +5 14 £42,000 -9.67% 1
Essex -4 14 £45,000 +5.88%
Bracknell - 14 £39,000 - 1

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1343 (98.60%) VMware
2 1105 (81.13%) Windows
3 926 (67.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 805 (59.10%) Active Directory
5 782 (57.42%) Microsoft
6 667 (48.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 552 (40.53%) Citrix
8 546 (40.09%) MS Exchange
9 445 (32.67%) SAN
10 437 (32.09%) vSphere
11 430 (31.57%) Cisco
12 401 (29.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 387 (28.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 373 (27.39%) Linux
15 334 (24.52%) HP
16 332 (24.38%) Firewall
17 330 (24.23%) Exchange Server 2010
18 323 (23.72%) SQL Server
19 308 (22.61%) XenApp
20 296 (21.73%) ITIL
21 294 (21.59%) DNS
22 279 (20.48%) Finance
23 269 (19.75%) Exchange Server 2007
24 268 (19.68%) MS Excel
25 264 (19.38%) Clustering
26 247 (18.14%) Hyper-V
27 241 (17.69%) TCP/IP
28 232 (17.03%) Disaster Recovery
29 227 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
30 226 (16.59%) SQL

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 546 (40.09%) MS Exchange
2 330 (24.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 269 (19.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 181 (13.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 179 (13.14%) IIS
6 176 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 115 (8.44%) SharePoint
8 110 (8.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 95 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2000
10 76 (5.58%) Apache
11 75 (5.51%) Lync
12 35 (2.57%) Tomcat
13 30 (2.20%) nginx
14 23 (1.69%) JBoss
15 17 (1.25%) WebLogic
15 17 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
16 15 (1.10%) IBM Notes
17 12 (0.88%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 10 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 268 (19.68%) MS Excel
2 136 (9.99%) MS Office
3 11 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.66%) MS Project
5 8 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.51%) Maximo
1 7 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.073%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.96%) Office 365
2 27 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (0.81%) IaaS
6 9 (0.66%) SaaS
7 7 (0.51%) PaaS
8 5 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
9 3 (0.22%) Heroku
9 3 (0.22%) Route 53
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.15%) Engine Yard
11 1 (0.073%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 445 (32.67%) SAN
2 332 (24.38%) Firewall
3 294 (21.59%) DNS
4 241 (17.69%) TCP/IP
5 207 (15.20%) DHCP
6 182 (13.36%) NAS
7 170 (12.48%) WAN
7 170 (12.48%) LAN
8 104 (7.64%) iSCSI
9 90 (6.61%) Internet
10 70 (5.14%) VPN
11 57 (4.19%) NetScaler
12 48 (3.52%) Cisco ASA
13 46 (3.38%) VLAN
14 43 (3.16%) Wireless
15 35 (2.57%) MPLS
16 34 (2.50%) IP Telephony
17 33 (2.42%) SSH
18 32 (2.35%) SMTP
19 28 (2.06%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (23.72%) SQL Server
2 122 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 68 (4.99%) MySQL
5 52 (3.82%) SQL Server 2000
6 32 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 24 (1.76%) RDBMS
9 19 (1.40%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (0.59%) MS Access
13 3 (0.22%) Sybase ASE
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.22%) DB2
13 3 (0.22%) Big Data
13 3 (0.22%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.15%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 17 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
2 16 (1.17%) SilkPerformer
2 16 (1.17%) LoadRunner
3 11 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.37%) PowerBuilder
4 5 (0.37%) Subversion
4 5 (0.37%) WinRunner
5 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.15%) JIRA
7 2 (0.15%) Maven
8 1 (0.073%) WinDbg
General
1 279 (20.48%) Finance
2 43 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 42 (3.08%) Publishing
4 34 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 32 (2.35%) Banking
6 29 (2.13%) Retail
6 29 (2.13%) Back Office
7 28 (2.06%) Advertising
8 26 (1.91%) Games
9 25 (1.84%) Marketing
10 12 (0.88%) Law
11 9 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.37%) Electronics
13 4 (0.29%) Automotive
14 3 (0.22%) French Language
14 3 (0.22%) German Language
14 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.15%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 218 (16.01%) Analyst
2 199 (14.61%) Support Engineer
3 161 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 125 (9.18%) Consultant
5 110 (8.08%) Administrator
6 103 (7.56%) Architect
7 84 (6.17%) Systems Engineer
8 79 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
9 78 (5.73%) Systems Administrator
10 77 (5.65%) Support Analyst
10 77 (5.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 77 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
11 68 (4.99%) Server Engineer
12 60 (4.41%) IT Support
13 58 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
14 48 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 48 (3.52%) Network Engineer
15 47 (3.45%) Wintel Consultant
16 44 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 43 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.30%) Software Packaging
2 38 (2.79%) Web Services
3 25 (1.84%) .NET
4 14 (1.03%) Flash
5 13 (0.95%) Middleware
6 11 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (0.73%) CSS
8 9 (0.66%) WSH
9 7 (0.51%) SOAP
10 5 (0.37%) HTML
10 5 (0.37%) ODBC
10 5 (0.37%) RESTful
10 5 (0.37%) LAMP
10 5 (0.37%) JSON
11 4 (0.29%) Application Packaging
11 4 (0.29%) J2EE
12 3 (0.22%) XML
12 3 (0.22%) YAML
13 2 (0.15%) Apache Flex
13 2 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 264 (19.38%) Clustering
2 146 (10.72%) Blackberry
3 65 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (3.38%) Replication
5 39 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.64%) Hedge funds
7 25 (1.84%) Open Source
8 18 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 17 (1.25%) EqualLogic
10 15 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 13 (0.95%) iSeries
12 11 (0.81%) AS400
13 10 (0.73%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (0.66%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.44%) Thin Client
15 6 (0.44%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.44%) PKI
15 6 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1105 (81.13%) Windows
2 667 (48.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 401 (29.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 387 (28.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 373 (27.39%) Linux
6 150 (11.01%) UNIX
7 123 (9.03%) Windows 7
8 95 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 88 (6.46%) Windows XP
10 67 (4.92%) Windows 2000
11 66 (4.85%) Solaris
12 44 (3.23%) AIX
13 27 (1.98%) CentOS
14 20 (1.47%) SUSE
15 17 (1.25%) Ubuntu
15 17 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
16 16 (1.17%) Windows 8
17 15 (1.10%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 10 (0.73%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (21.73%) ITIL
2 232 (17.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 111 (8.15%) Change Control
4 93 (6.83%) Load Balancing
5 82 (6.02%) Migration
6 79 (5.80%) Change Management
7 78 (5.73%) Project Management
8 69 (5.07%) Problem Management
9 61 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
10 60 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
11 50 (3.67%) Mentoring
12 43 (3.16%) Configuration Management
13 41 (3.01%) Service Management
14 40 (2.94%) Incident Management
15 38 (2.79%) E-Commerce
15 38 (2.79%) Kalman Filter
16 35 (2.57%) Performance Monitoring
17 31 (2.28%) Capacity Management
17 31 (2.28%) Technical Architecture
18 30 (2.20%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 226 (16.59%) SQL
2 203 (14.90%) PowerShell
3 70 (5.14%) Perl
4 44 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 43 (3.16%) VBScript
6 33 (2.42%) Java
7 31 (2.28%) VB
8 29 (2.13%) PHP
9 27 (1.98%) Python
10 14 (1.03%) C#
11 13 (0.95%) Ruby
12 12 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.81%) C
14 9 (0.66%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.37%) C++
15 5 (0.37%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.22%) Korn
17 2 (0.15%) PL/SQL
18 1 (0.073%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 227 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 218 (16.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 186 (13.66%) MCSE
4 131 (9.62%) Security Cleared
5 121 (8.88%) SC Cleared
6 119 (8.74%) Cisco Certification
7 113 (8.30%) MCP
8 108 (7.93%) Degree
9 96 (7.05%) CCNA
10 93 (6.83%) MCITP
11 75 (5.51%) MCSA
12 60 (4.41%) Citrix Certification
13 59 (4.33%) CCNP
14 49 (3.60%) CCA
15 27 (1.98%) DV Cleared
16 19 (1.40%) MCTS
16 19 (1.40%) VCP5
17 18 (1.32%) PhD
18 17 (1.25%) ISEB
18 17 (1.25%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.90%) SLA
2 5 (0.37%) QA
3 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 926 (67.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 805 (59.10%) Active Directory
3 437 (32.09%) vSphere
4 308 (22.61%) XenApp
5 247 (18.14%) Hyper-V
6 170 (12.48%) VMware ESXi
7 119 (8.74%) XenDesktop
8 109 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 81 (5.95%) XenServer
10 77 (5.65%) Terminal Services
11 54 (3.96%) VMware Workstation
12 53 (3.89%) vCloud
13 47 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 27 (1.98%) NFS
14 27 (1.98%) MetaFrame
15 26 (1.91%) ISA Server
15 26 (1.91%) Xen
16 22 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
17 20 (1.47%) Postfix
17 20 (1.47%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 149 (10.94%) SCCM
2 130 (9.54%) SCOM
3 129 (9.47%) NetBackup
4 124 (9.10%) Backup Exec
5 92 (6.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 47 (3.45%) WSUS
7 43 (3.16%) Puppet
8 41 (3.01%) HP SIM
9 39 (2.86%) ARCserve
10 38 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (1.69%) Tivoli
12 22 (1.62%) SCVMM
13 21 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 20 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 18 (1.32%) Nagios
16 17 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
17 16 (1.17%) Cacti
17 16 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 14 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
19 13 (0.95%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1343 (98.60%) VMware
2 782 (57.42%) Microsoft
3 552 (40.53%) Citrix
4 430 (31.57%) Cisco
5 334 (24.52%) HP
6 186 (13.66%) NetApp
7 165 (12.11%) EMC
8 161 (11.82%) Symantec
9 122 (8.96%) Red Hat
10 121 (8.88%) Dell
11 113 (8.30%) IBM
12 82 (6.02%) Oracle
13 63 (4.63%) Veritas
14 57 (4.19%) Sophos
15 50 (3.67%) Veeam
16 49 (3.60%) CheckPoint
17 48 (3.52%) Juniper
17 48 (3.52%) F5
18 45 (3.30%) Intel
19 34 (2.50%) SolarWinds
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