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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 365 346 292
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -54
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 797 808 1060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.76% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 6.46% 7.57% 8.86%
Number of salaries quoted 633 682 913
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,800 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +7.50%

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
12347 10669 11965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.81% 9.99% 10.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10259 9065 10279
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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -14 752 £44,000 -2.22% 83
London -5 294 £52,500 +12.90% 26
South East -43 151 £43,000 +1.17% 24
City of London +36 103 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Yorkshire -22 84 £42,500 -5.55% 3
East of England -35 73 £42,000 -16.00% 5
West Yorkshire -14 72 £45,000 - 2
Berkshire +18 68 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Leeds -12 54 £45,000 +12.50% 2
West Midlands -1 53 £38,500 -12.50% 2
North West +12 52 £35,250 +8.46% 13
Reading +9 36 £35,000 -20.45% 2
South West -11 36 £35,000 -7.89% 7
Hertfordshire 0 28 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Cheshire +12 27 £34,500 -31.00% 3
Hampshire -21 26 £42,500 - 6
Warwickshire +27 22 £44,000 +5.38%
Surrey -55 22 £48,000 -4.00% 4
Bristol +3 20 £35,000 +1.44% 1
Bedfordshire -25 20 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Watford +9 19 £48,500 -23.92%
Manchester -12 19 £34,500 +13.11% 9
Portsmouth -10 18 £43,000 +1.17% 1
Crawley +15 17 £46,750 +10.65% 3
West Sussex -2 17 £46,750 +10.65% 3
Birmingham -18 17 £37,000 -26.00% 2
South Wales +14 16 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Wales +7 16 £35,000 -14.11% 1
Warrington -5 16 £42,500 +18.05% 1
Bracknell -5 15 £28,750 -28.12%

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1623 (99.45%) VMware
2 1249 (76.53%) Windows
3 1136 (69.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 899 (55.09%) Active Directory
5 854 (52.33%) Microsoft
6 668 (40.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 635 (38.91%) SAN
8 568 (34.80%) MS Exchange
9 504 (30.88%) Citrix
10 478 (29.29%) ITIL
11 463 (28.37%) Cisco
11 463 (28.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 461 (28.25%) Linux
13 458 (28.06%) HP
14 457 (28.00%) vSphere
15 451 (27.63%) DNS
16 395 (24.20%) SQL Server
17 360 (22.06%) DHCP
18 343 (21.02%) Firewall
19 326 (19.98%) Exchange Server 2010
20 321 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
21 318 (19.49%) MS Excel
22 316 (19.36%) NetApp
23 289 (17.71%) Finance
24 278 (17.03%) TCP/IP
25 270 (16.54%) PowerShell
26 265 (16.24%) Microsoft Certification
27 263 (16.12%) Exchange Server 2007
28 249 (15.26%) NAS
29 248 (15.20%) Clustering

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 568 (34.80%) MS Exchange
2 326 (19.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 263 (16.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 212 (12.99%) IIS
5 188 (11.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 156 (9.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 156 (9.56%) SharePoint
7 111 (6.80%) Apache
8 90 (5.51%) Lync
8 90 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2000
8 90 (5.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 51 (3.13%) Tomcat
10 40 (2.45%) WebLogic
11 37 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
12 23 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
13 18 (1.10%) IBM Notes
14 14 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.86%) CMS
15 13 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
15 13 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 318 (19.49%) MS Excel
2 112 (6.86%) MS Office
3 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.92%) Maximo
3 10 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.55%) Summit
5 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
7 3 (0.18%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.061%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
2 43 (2.63%) Office 365
3 34 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.04%) IaaS
5 16 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.49%) SaaS
6 8 (0.49%) PaaS
7 4 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 635 (38.91%) SAN
2 451 (27.63%) DNS
3 360 (22.06%) DHCP
4 343 (21.02%) Firewall
5 278 (17.03%) TCP/IP
6 249 (15.26%) NAS
7 199 (12.19%) WAN
8 192 (11.76%) LAN
9 108 (6.62%) Internet
10 105 (6.43%) VPN
11 72 (4.41%) iSCSI
12 62 (3.80%) SMTP
13 60 (3.68%) VLAN
14 49 (3.00%) IP Telephony
15 48 (2.94%) Wireless
16 45 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
17 43 (2.63%) HTTP
18 39 (2.39%) MPLS
19 38 (2.33%) Network Security
20 36 (2.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (24.20%) SQL Server
2 146 (8.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 88 (5.39%) MySQL
3 88 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 54 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 30 (1.84%) Relational Database
7 28 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (1.65%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.55%) DB2
11 8 (0.49%) Big Data
11 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (0.25%) DTS
15 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (1.47%) LoadRunner
2 20 (1.23%) SilkPerformer
3 17 (1.04%) WebLOAD
3 17 (1.04%) AQtime
4 14 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
5 12 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 12 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (0.74%) Subversion
6 10 (0.61%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.25%) Ant
8 4 (0.25%) WinRunner
9 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.061%) Maven
10 1 (0.061%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.061%) Hudson
General
1 289 (17.71%) Finance
2 77 (4.72%) Banking
3 63 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 58 (3.55%) Retail
5 32 (1.96%) Back Office
6 28 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 26 (1.59%) Advertising
8 19 (1.16%) Games
8 19 (1.16%) Marketing
9 18 (1.10%) Legal
10 17 (1.04%) German Language
11 14 (0.86%) Law
12 13 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.80%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.67%) French Language
14 10 (0.61%) Publishing
15 9 (0.55%) International Banking
15 9 (0.55%) Online Betting
16 8 (0.49%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 198 (12.13%) Support Engineer
2 191 (11.70%) Analyst
3 171 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 138 (8.46%) Architect
5 136 (8.33%) Administrator
6 122 (7.48%) Consultant
7 115 (7.05%) Systems Engineer
8 94 (5.76%) Systems Administrator
9 92 (5.64%) IT Support
10 84 (5.15%) Server Engineer
11 78 (4.78%) Infrastructure Architect
12 76 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
13 75 (4.60%) Support Analyst
14 68 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 64 (3.92%) Network Engineer
16 56 (3.43%) Technical Support
17 52 (3.19%) Team Leader
18 49 (3.00%) Server Support
19 46 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
20 43 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.51%) .NET
2 40 (2.45%) Software Packaging
2 40 (2.45%) Web Services
3 26 (1.59%) J2EE
3 26 (1.59%) Middleware
4 19 (1.16%) XML
5 17 (1.04%) MAPI
5 17 (1.04%) HTML
6 15 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
7 12 (0.74%) Application Packaging
8 11 (0.67%) COM
9 9 (0.55%) YAML
10 7 (0.43%) CSS
11 6 (0.37%) LAMP
12 4 (0.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 3 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.18%) Flash
13 3 (0.18%) JSON
14 2 (0.12%) RESTful
14 2 (0.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 248 (15.20%) Clustering
2 98 (6.00%) Blackberry
3 78 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (4.47%) Computer Science
5 60 (3.68%) Hedge funds
6 54 (3.31%) Replication
7 53 (3.25%) Management Information System
8 51 (3.13%) Client/Server
9 30 (1.84%) PKI
10 26 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
10 26 (1.59%) e-Health
11 21 (1.29%) EqualLogic
12 19 (1.16%) Thin Client
12 19 (1.16%) Fat Client
13 18 (1.10%) Open Source
13 18 (1.10%) Mathematics
14 16 (0.98%) Digital Media
15 13 (0.80%) CLARiiON
16 10 (0.61%) Online Games
16 10 (0.61%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 1249 (76.53%) Windows
2 668 (40.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 463 (28.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 461 (28.25%) Linux
5 321 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 191 (11.70%) UNIX
7 186 (11.40%) Windows 7
8 127 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 118 (7.23%) Windows XP
10 109 (6.68%) Solaris
11 64 (3.92%) Windows 2000
12 42 (2.57%) CentOS
13 31 (1.90%) AIX
13 31 (1.90%) HPUX
13 31 (1.90%) Windows 8
14 27 (1.65%) VMS
15 20 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
16 18 (1.10%) SUSE
16 18 (1.10%) Ubuntu
17 17 (1.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (29.29%) ITIL
2 232 (14.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 130 (7.97%) Change Management
4 125 (7.66%) Load Balancing
4 125 (7.66%) Change Control
5 110 (6.74%) Problem Management
6 100 (6.13%) E-Commerce
7 99 (6.07%) Capacity Management
8 91 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
9 83 (5.09%) Project Management
9 83 (5.09%) Migration
10 65 (3.98%) Capacity Planning
11 64 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
12 56 (3.43%) Mentoring
13 55 (3.37%) TOGAF
14 53 (3.25%) Incident Management
15 49 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
16 47 (2.88%) Kalman Filter
17 42 (2.57%) Service Management
18 39 (2.39%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 270 (16.54%) PowerShell
2 247 (15.13%) SQL
3 129 (7.90%) Perl
4 66 (4.04%) Java
5 52 (3.19%) Shell Script
6 47 (2.88%) C++
7 46 (2.82%) VBScript
8 42 (2.57%) C#
9 31 (1.90%) Python
9 31 (1.90%) PHP
10 29 (1.78%) VB
11 23 (1.41%) Ruby
11 23 (1.41%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.35%) C
13 20 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.04%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.43%) Korn
16 6 (0.37%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.37%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.31%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 265 (16.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 234 (14.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 205 (12.56%) Degree
4 185 (11.34%) Security Cleared
5 177 (10.85%) MCSE
6 134 (8.21%) SC Cleared
7 132 (8.09%) Cisco Certification
8 118 (7.23%) CCNA
9 112 (6.86%) MCP
10 94 (5.76%) MCITP
11 73 (4.47%) MCSA
11 73 (4.47%) CCNP
12 59 (3.62%) Citrix Certification
13 51 (3.13%) MCTS
14 47 (2.88%) DV Cleared
15 44 (2.70%) CCA
16 26 (1.59%) RHCE
17 25 (1.53%) VCAP
18 21 (1.29%) ISEB
18 21 (1.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (8.64%) SLA
2 24 (1.47%) QA
3 17 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.061%) BS7799
System Software
1 1136 (69.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 899 (55.09%) Active Directory
3 457 (28.00%) vSphere
4 242 (14.83%) Hyper-V
5 236 (14.46%) XenApp
6 207 (12.68%) VMware ESXi
7 115 (7.05%) XenDesktop
8 93 (5.70%) XenServer
9 86 (5.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 84 (5.15%) Terminal Services
11 73 (4.47%) VMware Workstation
12 66 (4.04%) vCloud
13 51 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 41 (2.51%) MetaFrame
15 34 (2.08%) VMware Server
16 30 (1.84%) VMFS
16 30 (1.84%) NFS
17 29 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
18 15 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 13 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 191 (11.70%) NetBackup
2 158 (9.68%) SCCM
3 132 (8.09%) SCOM
4 131 (8.03%) Backup Exec
5 90 (5.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 46 (2.82%) WSUS
7 43 (2.63%) Puppet
8 41 (2.51%) HP SIM
9 38 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 36 (2.21%) Nagios
11 34 (2.08%) Tivoli
12 31 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 30 (1.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 30 (1.84%) ARCserve
14 29 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
15 23 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
16 22 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
17 16 (0.98%) Cacti
18 15 (0.92%) Legato
19 14 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1623 (99.45%) VMware
2 854 (52.33%) Microsoft
3 504 (30.88%) Citrix
4 463 (28.37%) Cisco
5 458 (28.06%) HP
6 316 (19.36%) NetApp
7 247 (15.13%) EMC
8 233 (14.28%) Symantec
9 187 (11.46%) IBM
10 168 (10.29%) Red Hat
11 133 (8.15%) Dell
12 122 (7.48%) Oracle
13 96 (5.88%) Veritas
14 75 (4.60%) F5
15 59 (3.62%) Juniper
16 57 (3.49%) Sophos
17 53 (3.25%) Brocade
18 49 (3.00%) CA
19 46 (2.82%) Veeam
20 43 (2.63%) JBoss
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum + £6,000 Car Allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Essex
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + 10% pension,25 days a/l, healthcare
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £49000 Per Annum To £49k + On Call + Bonus + B
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £42000 - £50000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Attenda
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum +10% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum + £4K on call + paid OT + excellent
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Home Based Contrac
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
MBA Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago