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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 563 434 416
Rank change year-on-year
-129 -18
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 413 646 714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.61% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 3.40% 4.87% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 359 531 602
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,125 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -5.33%

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
12135 13259 11027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.98% 12.44% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 10300 11197 9109
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,421 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.12% -2.59%

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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 -98 397 £47,500 +5.55% 33
London -47 175 £50,000 +5.26% 18
South East +2 145 £45,000 +6.19% 4
Berkshire +22 65 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Surrey +44 49 £40,000 -3.61%
City of London +51 37 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Reading +28 32 £62,500 +56.25% 2
East of England -40 24 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire -21 21 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Hampshire 0 17 £40,000 +3.89% 1
West Yorkshire -16 17 £40,000 +12.16% 2
Bracknell +16 13 £40,000 -1.23%
Hounslow - 13 £47,500 -
Camberley -2 11 £50,000 +42.85%
Bedfordshire -6 11 £40,000 -11.11%
South West -21 11 £37,500 - 3
Staines +16 10 £39,750 -4.21%
East Midlands 0 10 £44,000 +6.66%
Southampton -3 10 £40,000 +3.89%
Leeds -9 10 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Kent +8 8 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Bedford +6 8 £42,500 -5.55%
Nottinghamshire +5 8 £46,000 +8.23%
Nottingham -1 8 £46,000 +8.23%
Bristol +3 7 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Manchester +20 6 £25,000 -61.53% 1
Maidenhead -2 6 £28,000 -
North West -5 6 £25,000 -51.21% 2
Slough -10 6 £52,500 +25.00%
Woking +5 5 £52,500 +16.66%

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 886 (99.22%) VMware
2 712 (79.73%) Windows
3 568 (63.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 558 (62.49%) Active Directory
5 555 (62.15%) Microsoft
6 453 (50.73%) Windows Server
7 414 (46.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 329 (36.84%) MS Exchange
9 323 (36.17%) Citrix
10 317 (35.50%) SAN
11 312 (34.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 296 (33.15%) Linux
13 279 (31.24%) vSphere
14 263 (29.45%) Firewall
15 252 (28.22%) ITIL
16 246 (27.55%) Cisco
17 242 (27.10%) HP
18 237 (26.54%) SQL Server
19 224 (25.08%) DNS
20 221 (24.75%) MS Excel
21 205 (22.96%) Exchange Server 2010
22 201 (22.51%) Windows Server 2003
23 180 (20.16%) SQL
24 167 (18.70%) Microsoft Certification
25 162 (18.14%) DHCP
26 160 (17.92%) Finance
27 151 (16.91%) MCSE
28 148 (16.57%) XenApp
29 140 (15.68%) EMC
30 138 (15.45%) SCCM

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 329 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 205 (22.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 134 (15.01%) IIS
4 119 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 82 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 72 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 70 (7.84%) Skype for Business
8 57 (6.38%) SharePoint
9 45 (5.04%) Apache
10 39 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 28 (3.14%) Tomcat
12 20 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2000
13 19 (2.13%) WebSphere
14 13 (1.46%) OpenStack
15 9 (1.01%) JBoss
16 6 (0.67%) nginx
17 5 (0.56%) MQSeries
17 5 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
17 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 221 (24.75%) MS Excel
2 88 (9.85%) MS Office
3 21 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.70%) Office 365
2 35 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
3 22 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.35%) OpenShift
4 21 (2.35%) SaaS
5 4 (0.45%) GitHub
5 4 (0.45%) IaaS
6 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.22%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Responsys
7 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 317 (35.50%) SAN
2 263 (29.45%) Firewall
3 224 (25.08%) DNS
4 162 (18.14%) DHCP
5 131 (14.67%) LAN
6 121 (13.55%) NAS
7 98 (10.97%) WAN
8 95 (10.64%) iSCSI
9 93 (10.41%) TCP/IP
10 72 (8.06%) VPN
11 62 (6.94%) Fibre Channel
12 58 (6.49%) VLAN
13 42 (4.70%) Cisco Nexus
14 38 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
15 30 (3.36%) SSL
16 25 (2.80%) DMZ
17 22 (2.46%) NetScaler
18 19 (2.13%) Unified Communications
19 18 (2.02%) FCoE
20 17 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (26.54%) SQL Server
2 69 (7.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 42 (4.70%) MySQL
5 34 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (2.91%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (1.23%) PowerPivot
9 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.01%) DTS
11 8 (0.90%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (0.78%) MS Access
12 7 (0.78%) Power BI
12 7 (0.78%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (1.46%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.12%) Subversion
3 9 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.56%) PHPUnit
5 5 (0.56%) Selenium
5 5 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.45%) Bugzilla
6 4 (0.45%) GitLab
6 4 (0.45%) JIRA
6 4 (0.45%) Maven
6 4 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.34%) AQtime
7 3 (0.34%) WebLOAD
7 3 (0.34%) WinDbg
General
1 160 (17.92%) Finance
2 30 (3.36%) Banking
3 26 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.58%) Advertising
4 23 (2.58%) Financial Institution
5 19 (2.13%) Retail
6 16 (1.79%) Back Office
7 13 (1.46%) Legal
7 13 (1.46%) Marketing
8 8 (0.90%) Law
8 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.56%) Games
9 5 (0.56%) Local Government
10 4 (0.45%) Publishing
11 2 (0.22%) Automotive
11 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) Front Office
12 1 (0.11%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 146 (16.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 134 (15.01%) VMware Engineer
3 128 (14.33%) Analyst
4 118 (13.21%) Support Engineer
5 92 (10.30%) Administrator
6 84 (9.41%) Systems Engineer
7 63 (7.05%) Consultant
8 60 (6.72%) Support Analyst
8 60 (6.72%) Systems Administrator
9 58 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
10 57 (6.38%) Technical Support
10 57 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
11 55 (6.16%) Linux Engineer
12 53 (5.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 50 (5.60%) IT Support
14 47 (5.26%) IT Engineer
15 44 (4.93%) Architect
16 42 (4.70%) Linux Administrator
17 41 (4.59%) Technical Engineer
17 41 (4.59%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.59%) LAMP
2 37 (4.14%) Web Services
3 25 (2.80%) Software Packaging
4 22 (2.46%) .NET
5 15 (1.68%) Middleware
6 12 (1.34%) MSMQ
6 12 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (1.23%) MDX
8 7 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.56%) Behat
10 4 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (0.45%) MCollective
10 4 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.45%) Sass
10 4 (0.45%) Sensu
11 3 (0.34%) COM
11 3 (0.34%) CSS
11 3 (0.34%) Flash
11 3 (0.34%) MAPI
11 3 (0.34%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 133 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 87 (9.74%) Clustering
3 70 (7.84%) EMC VNX
4 63 (7.05%) Replication
5 62 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (5.26%) Computer Science
7 32 (3.58%) Blackberry
8 30 (3.36%) Enterprise Storage
9 24 (2.69%) Mathematics
10 21 (2.35%) EMC VMAX
11 18 (2.02%) EqualLogic
11 18 (2.02%) Hedge funds
12 12 (1.34%) EMC VNXe
13 11 (1.23%) LPAR
14 10 (1.12%) HP StoreVirtual
14 10 (1.12%) Management Information System
15 9 (1.01%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.01%) Thin Client
16 8 (0.90%) Driving Licence
16 8 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 712 (79.73%) Windows
2 453 (50.73%) Windows Server
3 414 (46.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 312 (34.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 296 (33.15%) Linux
6 201 (22.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 96 (10.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 90 (10.08%) Windows 7
9 85 (9.52%) Unix
10 44 (4.93%) CentOS
11 41 (4.59%) Windows XP
12 35 (3.92%) Windows 8
13 28 (3.14%) Solaris
14 21 (2.35%) AIX
15 15 (1.68%) Windows 2000
15 15 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
15 15 (1.68%) Windows Vista
16 13 (1.46%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
18 10 (1.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (28.22%) ITIL
2 104 (11.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 73 (8.17%) Mentoring
4 71 (7.95%) Capacity Planning
5 66 (7.39%) Change Management
6 65 (7.28%) Migration
7 63 (7.05%) Problem Management
8 62 (6.94%) High Availability
8 62 (6.94%) Presales
8 62 (6.94%) Service Management
9 53 (5.94%) Project Management
10 41 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 40 (4.48%) Change Control
12 36 (4.03%) Configuration Management
12 36 (4.03%) E-Commerce
13 32 (3.58%) Incident Management
13 32 (3.58%) Server Patching
14 29 (3.25%) Business Continuity
14 29 (3.25%) Patch Management
15 26 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 180 (20.16%) SQL
2 136 (15.23%) PowerShell
3 90 (10.08%) Perl
4 75 (8.40%) Python
5 51 (5.71%) Ruby
6 49 (5.49%) Java
7 46 (5.15%) Bash Shell
8 36 (4.03%) C
9 24 (2.69%) Shell Script
10 22 (2.46%) AWK
10 22 (2.46%) sed
11 20 (2.24%) PHP
12 19 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.90%) VB
14 14 (1.57%) C#
15 12 (1.34%) VBScript
16 9 (1.01%) JavaScript
16 9 (1.01%) Korn
17 7 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 4 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 167 (18.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 151 (16.91%) MCSE
3 116 (12.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 101 (11.31%) Degree
5 62 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (6.83%) CCNA
7 58 (6.49%) MCSA
8 57 (6.38%) Security Cleared
9 50 (5.60%) MCITP
10 49 (5.49%) MCP
11 48 (5.38%) VCP5
12 35 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
13 34 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
14 31 (3.47%) CCA
15 30 (3.36%) RHCT
16 29 (3.25%) SC Cleared
17 23 (2.58%) RHCE
18 21 (2.35%) DV Cleared
19 11 (1.23%) PhD
20 10 (1.12%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (8.62%) SLA
2 36 (4.03%) QA
3 6 (0.67%) ISO22301
3 6 (0.67%) SAS 70
4 4 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) DICOM
6 2 (0.22%) HL7
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 568 (63.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 558 (62.49%) Active Directory
3 279 (31.24%) vSphere
4 148 (16.57%) XenApp
5 132 (14.78%) Hyper-V
6 108 (12.09%) VMware ESXi
7 59 (6.61%) NFS
8 47 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
9 46 (5.15%) Terminal Services
10 40 (4.48%) vCloud
11 37 (4.14%) XenDesktop
12 33 (3.70%) Xen
13 29 (3.25%) XenServer
14 24 (2.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (1.68%) Firmware
17 11 (1.23%) ISA Server
18 10 (1.12%) KVM
19 8 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 8 (0.90%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 138 (15.45%) SCCM
2 78 (8.73%) Backup Exec
3 74 (8.29%) NetBackup
4 65 (7.28%) SCOM
5 51 (5.71%) vMotion
6 49 (5.49%) WSUS
7 36 (4.03%) Puppet
8 35 (3.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 33 (3.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 33 (3.70%) Tivoli
9 33 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 30 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
11 23 (2.58%) HP Data Protector
12 18 (2.02%) Nagios
13 17 (1.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 14 (1.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
15 13 (1.46%) EMC NetWorker
15 13 (1.46%) HP SIM
16 10 (1.12%) MAILsweeper
17 9 (1.01%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 886 (99.22%) VMware
2 555 (62.15%) Microsoft
3 323 (36.17%) Citrix
4 246 (27.55%) Cisco
5 242 (27.10%) HP
6 140 (15.68%) EMC
7 133 (14.89%) NetApp
8 120 (13.44%) Red Hat
9 110 (12.32%) Oracle
10 96 (10.75%) Dell
11 94 (10.53%) Symantec
12 75 (8.40%) IBM
13 34 (3.81%) Juniper
14 33 (3.70%) Qualys
15 32 (3.58%) Veeam
16 29 (3.25%) Intel
17 21 (2.35%) Brocade
18 20 (2.24%) CommVault
19 16 (1.79%) Bloomberg
19 16 (1.79%) CheckPoint
Leeds
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Talent Spa
Salary: up to £60k basic salary
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Langley James
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £43000 per annum + ben+training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 55k + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 55,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £55k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + £6k car allowance & comp benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
iKonnect Global Solutions
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
Frontier Technology
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum plus profit related bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Exeter
aap3
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom
QinetiQ
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £56750 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Central London / West End
G-Research
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Uncapped Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
iKonnect Global Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago