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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 411 382 382
Rank change year-on-year
-29 0
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 631 700 673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 4.85% 6.43% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 511 583 559
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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
13004 10882 10560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.17% 9.87%
Number of salaries quoted 10851 8989 8833
Average salary £40,500 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £26,500
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 2 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 2 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 -16 614 £45,000 - 61
London -15 249 £47,500 +3.26% 15
South East -20 149 £42,500 -5.55% 13
East of England +31 63 £45,000 -2.70% 5
Yorkshire -36 49 £35,661 -10.84% 11
City of London -7 48 £47,500 -17.39% 3
Berkshire -13 44 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Hampshire +17 37 £38,500 -13.48% 5
North West 0 36 £55,000 +37.50% 4
West Yorkshire -24 34 £35,661 -1.62% 9
West Midlands -17 28 £30,500 -26.50% 2
West Sussex +19 27 £46,000 -
Crawley +13 27 £46,000 -
Hertfordshire +3 27 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Birmingham 0 24 £30,500 -29.47% 2
South West -27 24 £37,500 +5.63% 7
Leeds -24 21 £35,661 -10.84% 8
Bedfordshire +25 20 £45,000 - 2
Cheshire +10 20 £60,000 +41.17%
Reading +1 18 £40,000 -10.11% 1
Hemel Hempstead -7 17 £50,000 -
Portsmouth -9 17 £44,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Slough +12 15 £42,000 -9.67%
North Yorkshire +8 15 £28,500 -12.30% 2
Surrey -28 15 £41,500 -8.28% 2
Milton Keynes +14 14 £55,000 +18.91% 3
Essex +1 14 £40,000 -36.00% 1
Bedford +33 13 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Scotland +26 13 £32,000 -24.70% 2

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 1288 (98.40%) VMware
2 1103 (84.26%) Windows
3 855 (65.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 777 (59.36%) Microsoft
5 755 (57.68%) Active Directory
6 650 (49.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 526 (40.18%) MS Exchange
8 522 (39.88%) Citrix
9 423 (32.31%) vSphere
10 413 (31.55%) Cisco
11 411 (31.40%) SAN
12 404 (30.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 398 (30.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 389 (29.72%) Linux
15 353 (26.97%) Firewall
16 315 (24.06%) HP
17 312 (23.83%) Exchange Server 2010
18 309 (23.61%) SQL Server
19 304 (23.22%) DNS
20 294 (22.46%) XenApp
21 278 (21.24%) ITIL
22 268 (20.47%) MS Excel
23 253 (19.33%) Clustering
24 246 (18.79%) Finance
25 245 (18.72%) Exchange Server 2007
26 243 (18.56%) TCP/IP
27 237 (18.11%) Hyper-V
28 232 (17.72%) SQL
29 222 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
30 218 (16.65%) Disaster Recovery

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 526 (40.18%) MS Exchange
2 312 (23.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 245 (18.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 182 (13.90%) IIS
5 168 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 153 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 101 (7.72%) SharePoint
7 101 (7.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 80 (6.11%) Lync
9 75 (5.73%) Apache
10 70 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2000
11 45 (3.44%) Tomcat
12 31 (2.37%) nginx
13 27 (2.06%) JBoss
14 19 (1.45%) OpenStack
15 17 (1.30%) WebLogic
16 15 (1.15%) IBM Notes
17 14 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
18 11 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 10 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 268 (20.47%) MS Excel
2 137 (10.47%) MS Office
3 13 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.61%) Maximo
2 7 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 61 (4.66%) Office 365
2 23 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.69%) SaaS
5 9 (0.69%) PaaS
6 8 (0.61%) Heroku
7 6 (0.46%) Engine Yard
8 5 (0.38%) IaaS
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 1 (0.076%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 411 (31.40%) SAN
2 353 (26.97%) Firewall
3 304 (23.22%) DNS
4 243 (18.56%) TCP/IP
5 201 (15.36%) DHCP
6 156 (11.92%) NAS
7 142 (10.85%) LAN
8 140 (10.70%) WAN
9 100 (7.64%) iSCSI
10 75 (5.73%) Internet
11 65 (4.97%) VPN
12 58 (4.43%) NetScaler
13 51 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
14 43 (3.28%) VLAN
15 38 (2.90%) Wireless
16 35 (2.67%) SMTP
17 32 (2.44%) FTP
17 32 (2.44%) SSH
18 29 (2.22%) SSL
18 29 (2.22%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 112 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 69 (5.27%) MySQL
5 56 (4.28%) SQL Server 2000
6 32 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 28 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (2.14%) RDBMS
8 16 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (1.15%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.99%) MS Access
11 9 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (0.61%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.46%) Couchbase
14 6 (0.46%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.31%) Big Data
16 3 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
16 3 (0.23%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 17 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (0.76%) LoadRunner
2 10 (0.76%) SilkPerformer
3 9 (0.69%) Subversion
3 9 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (0.46%) JIRA
6 5 (0.38%) PowerBuilder
6 5 (0.38%) WinRunner
7 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.15%) Maven
8 2 (0.15%) MSI
8 2 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.076%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.076%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.076%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.076%) Hudson
General
1 246 (18.79%) Finance
2 41 (3.13%) Publishing
3 35 (2.67%) Financial Institution
3 35 (2.67%) Back Office
4 33 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.37%) Advertising
6 29 (2.22%) Games
7 28 (2.14%) Banking
8 27 (2.06%) Retail
9 25 (1.91%) Marketing
10 16 (1.22%) Law
11 8 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.38%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.31%) Automotive
14 3 (0.23%) Electronics
14 3 (0.23%) French Language
14 3 (0.23%) German Language
14 3 (0.23%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 208 (15.89%) Analyst
2 181 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 172 (13.14%) Support Engineer
4 111 (8.48%) Administrator
5 110 (8.40%) Consultant
6 90 (6.88%) Systems Engineer
7 82 (6.26%) Systems Administrator
8 81 (6.19%) Architect
8 81 (6.19%) Support Analyst
9 76 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
10 67 (5.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 67 (5.12%) Senior Analyst
11 64 (4.89%) Server Engineer
12 58 (4.43%) IT Support
13 51 (3.90%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
13 51 (3.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 50 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 41 (3.13%) IT Support Analyst
16 37 (2.83%) Network Engineer
17 36 (2.75%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.13%) Software Packaging
2 32 (2.44%) Web Services
3 25 (1.91%) .NET
4 19 (1.45%) Flash
5 16 (1.22%) WSH
5 16 (1.22%) Middleware
6 13 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (0.69%) CSS
8 7 (0.53%) SOAP
9 6 (0.46%) MCollective
9 6 (0.46%) Apache Flex
10 5 (0.38%) HTML
10 5 (0.38%) ODBC
10 5 (0.38%) JSON
10 5 (0.38%) RESTful
11 4 (0.31%) J2EE
12 3 (0.23%) XML
12 3 (0.23%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.23%) LAMP
13 2 (0.15%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 253 (19.33%) Clustering
2 139 (10.62%) Blackberry
3 63 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (3.67%) Replication
5 41 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 32 (2.44%) Hedge funds
7 20 (1.53%) Open Source
8 19 (1.45%) iSeries
9 16 (1.22%) EqualLogic
9 16 (1.22%) AS400
10 15 (1.15%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.07%) Digital Media
12 11 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (0.84%) Statistics
13 10 (0.76%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.69%) Mainframe
15 7 (0.53%) Thin Client
15 7 (0.53%) Fat Client
16 6 (0.46%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1103 (84.26%) Windows
2 650 (49.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 404 (30.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 398 (30.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 389 (29.72%) Linux
6 140 (10.70%) UNIX
7 116 (8.86%) Windows 7
8 89 (6.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 85 (6.49%) Windows XP
10 73 (5.58%) Windows 2000
11 71 (5.42%) Solaris
12 45 (3.44%) AIX
13 39 (2.98%) CentOS
14 29 (2.22%) Ubuntu
15 20 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
16 19 (1.45%) Windows 8
17 18 (1.38%) Windows Vista
18 17 (1.30%) SUSE
19 12 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 10 (0.76%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (21.24%) ITIL
2 218 (16.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 96 (7.33%) Load Balancing
4 86 (6.57%) Change Control
5 80 (6.11%) Migration
6 78 (5.96%) Project Management
7 71 (5.42%) Problem Management
8 69 (5.27%) Capacity Planning
9 63 (4.81%) Change Management
10 61 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
11 50 (3.82%) Configuration Management
12 44 (3.36%) Service Management
13 43 (3.28%) Incident Management
14 37 (2.83%) Mentoring
15 36 (2.75%) Technical Architecture
16 34 (2.60%) Performance Monitoring
17 32 (2.44%) Service Delivery
18 29 (2.22%) Capacity Management
19 28 (2.14%) Root Cause Analysis
19 28 (2.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 232 (17.72%) SQL
2 188 (14.36%) PowerShell
3 72 (5.50%) Perl
4 50 (3.82%) VBScript
5 39 (2.98%) Shell Script
6 37 (2.83%) Java
7 34 (2.60%) PHP
7 34 (2.60%) Python
8 24 (1.83%) VB
9 18 (1.38%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.30%) C
11 15 (1.15%) C#
11 15 (1.15%) Ruby
12 11 (0.84%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.46%) Korn
14 3 (0.23%) C++
15 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.076%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.076%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 222 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 201 (15.36%) MCSE
3 189 (14.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 122 (9.32%) Security Cleared
5 115 (8.79%) SC Cleared
6 114 (8.71%) Cisco Certification
7 107 (8.17%) Degree
8 91 (6.95%) CCNA
9 88 (6.72%) MCP
10 75 (5.73%) MCSA
11 74 (5.65%) MCITP
12 57 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
13 49 (3.74%) CCNP
14 47 (3.59%) CCA
15 45 (3.44%) VCP4
16 32 (2.44%) DV Cleared
17 18 (1.38%) VCP5
17 18 (1.38%) PhD
18 17 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 17 (1.30%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (7.10%) SLA
2 13 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (0.53%) QA
4 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.076%) Solvency II
System Software
1 855 (65.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 755 (57.68%) Active Directory
3 423 (32.31%) vSphere
4 294 (22.46%) XenApp
5 237 (18.11%) Hyper-V
6 168 (12.83%) VMware ESXi
7 123 (9.40%) XenDesktop
8 91 (6.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 76 (5.81%) XenServer
10 55 (4.20%) Terminal Services
11 52 (3.97%) vCloud
12 50 (3.82%) VMware Workstation
13 31 (2.37%) Xen
14 30 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
15 29 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 29 (2.22%) ISA Server
16 22 (1.68%) NFS
17 21 (1.60%) Postfix
17 21 (1.60%) Sendmail
18 20 (1.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 149 (11.38%) SCCM
2 135 (10.31%) Backup Exec
3 129 (9.85%) SCOM
4 121 (9.24%) NetBackup
5 84 (6.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 58 (4.43%) WSUS
7 49 (3.74%) Puppet
8 46 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
9 40 (3.06%) HP SIM
10 37 (2.83%) Nagios
11 33 (2.52%) ARCserve
12 30 (2.29%) Tivoli
13 28 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 23 (1.76%) SCVMM
15 21 (1.60%) Cacti
15 21 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 17 (1.30%) Legato
17 16 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
18 14 (1.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 13 (0.99%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1288 (98.40%) VMware
2 777 (59.36%) Microsoft
3 522 (39.88%) Citrix
4 413 (31.55%) Cisco
5 315 (24.06%) HP
6 163 (12.45%) Symantec
7 158 (12.07%) EMC
8 149 (11.38%) NetApp
9 126 (9.63%) Red Hat
10 118 (9.01%) Dell
11 106 (8.10%) IBM
12 86 (6.57%) Oracle
13 66 (5.04%) Veritas
14 62 (4.74%) Sophos
15 51 (3.90%) CheckPoint
16 48 (3.67%) Veeam
17 47 (3.59%) Intel
18 44 (3.36%) Juniper
19 41 (3.13%) F5
20 40 (3.06%) SolarWinds
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + £750 per quarter bonus, phone, laptop
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sidcup, Kent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £42500 - £48000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 7% Pension / 12% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum +£6,000 bonus, based on your utilisation
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum + pension, 25 days, training
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: 25 days holiday, flexitime, healthcare,pension,shares,death in service
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago