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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 411 370 334
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -36
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 645 832 839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.71% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 5.37% 6.55% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 491 666 670
Average salary £43,625 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.05% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,550 £32,150 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -

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
12012 12699 10966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.97% 10.86% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 9986 10508 9348
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -52 606 £43,500 -3.33% 47
London -57 205 £47,500 -6.63% 16
South East -14 158 £39,000 -17.02% 9
East of England +38 102 £48,750 +16.07% 2
Berkshire +1 67 £38,500 -9.41% 4
Yorkshire -25 54 £38,000 -6.74% 3
Hertfordshire 0 47 £47,500 +5.55% 1
West Yorkshire -12 40 £38,000 -5.00% 2
Bedfordshire +20 38 £50,000 -
Reading +14 36 £38,000 -36.66% 3
City of London -44 33 £47,500 -17.39% 1
North West -23 31 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Leeds -9 29 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Bedford +21 26 £55,000 -12.69%
Hampshire -2 23 £49,000 +15.29% 3
South West -32 22 £39,500 -14.13% 11
Bracknell +24 20 £38,500 +2.66%
Manchester +16 20 £58,000 +68.11% 1
Surrey +4 20 £38,500 -18.94% 1
West Midlands -24 20 £37,750 -1.94% 5
Hemel Hempstead - 18 £47,500 - 1
West Sussex +20 17 £43,000 +10.96%
Crawley +6 17 £43,000 +10.96%
Watford -1 17 £72,500 +61.11%
Birmingham +3 16 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Wiltshire +9 15 £39,500 +43.63% 4
Kent +17 13 £42,000 -38.90%
Essex +3 13 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Farnborough - 12 £49,000 -
Scotland +16 11 £45,000 +12.50% 1

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1277 (98.31%) VMware
2 1149 (88.45%) Windows
3 782 (60.20%) Active Directory
4 753 (57.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 725 (55.81%) Microsoft
6 602 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 510 (39.26%) MS Exchange
8 487 (37.49%) Citrix
9 468 (36.03%) Cisco
10 463 (35.64%) SAN
11 448 (34.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 402 (30.95%) vSphere
13 401 (30.87%) DNS
14 379 (29.18%) Firewall
15 377 (29.02%) Windows Server 2003
16 370 (28.48%) Linux
17 343 (26.40%) SQL Server
18 338 (26.02%) ITIL
19 321 (24.71%) Exchange Server 2010
20 294 (22.63%) DHCP
21 282 (21.71%) TCP/IP
22 275 (21.17%) HP
23 274 (21.09%) Data Centre
24 250 (19.25%) MS Excel
25 246 (18.94%) XenApp
26 236 (18.17%) SQL
27 219 (16.86%) Exchange Server 2007
28 215 (16.55%) WAN
29 214 (16.47%) Hyper-V
30 211 (16.24%) Finance

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 510 (39.26%) MS Exchange
2 321 (24.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 219 (16.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 188 (14.47%) IIS
5 143 (11.01%) Exchange Server 2003
6 119 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 101 (7.78%) SharePoint
8 93 (7.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 76 (5.85%) Lync
10 46 (3.54%) Apache
11 36 (2.77%) Tomcat
12 28 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2000
13 26 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
14 22 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
15 18 (1.39%) WebLogic
16 17 (1.31%) JBoss
16 17 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (1.23%) OpenStack
17 16 (1.23%) Confluence
18 15 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 250 (19.25%) MS Excel
2 167 (12.86%) MS Office
3 16 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.23%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 14 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.38%) Maximo
4 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.23%) Primavera
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.15%) Cordys
7 1 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 90 (6.93%) Office 365
2 56 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.46%) PaaS
5 14 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.85%) Symantec.cloud
7 10 (0.77%) IaaS
8 7 (0.54%) Responsys
8 7 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.54%) Taleo
9 6 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.46%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.38%) Heroku
10 5 (0.38%) SaaS
11 4 (0.31%) Engine Yard
12 2 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.077%) GitHub
13 1 (0.077%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 463 (35.64%) SAN
2 401 (30.87%) DNS
3 379 (29.18%) Firewall
4 294 (22.63%) DHCP
5 282 (21.71%) TCP/IP
6 215 (16.55%) WAN
7 203 (15.63%) NAS
8 181 (13.93%) LAN
9 127 (9.78%) iSCSI
10 121 (9.31%) VPN
11 93 (7.16%) Cisco ASA
12 90 (6.93%) VLAN
13 78 (6.00%) Internet
14 62 (4.77%) VoIP
15 61 (4.70%) MPLS
16 48 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
17 37 (2.85%) Wireless
17 37 (2.85%) IPsec
18 33 (2.54%) IP Telephony
18 33 (2.54%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (26.40%) SQL Server
2 142 (10.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 82 (6.31%) MySQL
4 77 (5.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (3.16%) SQL Server 2000
7 39 (3.00%) RDBMS
7 39 (3.00%) Relational Database
8 34 (2.62%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.69%) NoSQL
10 17 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
11 16 (1.23%) MS Access
12 15 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
13 14 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.85%) Riak
15 7 (0.54%) Big Data
15 7 (0.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
2 24 (1.85%) JIRA
3 20 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.85%) Subversion
6 11 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.31%) Maven
8 4 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.31%) Ant
9 3 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.15%) Hudson
10 2 (0.15%) MSI
11 1 (0.077%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.077%) Trac
11 1 (0.077%) GitLab
General
1 211 (16.24%) Finance
2 34 (2.62%) Banking
2 34 (2.62%) Retail
3 30 (2.31%) Advertising
4 28 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.16%) Back Office
5 25 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 25 (1.92%) Legal
6 17 (1.31%) Publishing
7 14 (1.08%) Law
8 13 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.00%) Marketing
9 10 (0.77%) Games
10 7 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.54%) Local Government
11 3 (0.23%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.23%) French Language
11 3 (0.23%) German Language
12 2 (0.15%) Front Office
12 2 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 209 (16.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 130 (10.01%) Administrator
3 120 (9.24%) Architect
4 118 (9.08%) Analyst
5 113 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 108 (8.31%) Systems Administrator
7 102 (7.85%) Systems Engineer
8 74 (5.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 66 (5.08%) Consultant
9 66 (5.08%) IT Support
10 55 (4.23%) Network Engineer
11 54 (4.16%) Support Analyst
12 50 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
13 48 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
14 41 (3.16%) Technical Support
15 40 (3.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
16 37 (2.85%) Technical Engineer
16 37 (2.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 34 (2.62%) Team Leader
18 31 (2.39%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (5.08%) Web Services
2 39 (3.00%) Middleware
3 35 (2.69%) .NET
4 31 (2.39%) Oracle Fusion
5 22 (1.69%) Software Packaging
6 16 (1.23%) Flash
6 16 (1.23%) WSH
7 15 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (0.85%) XML
9 7 (0.54%) LAMP
9 7 (0.54%) CGI
10 5 (0.38%) MCollective
11 4 (0.31%) Apache Flex
11 4 (0.31%) MDX
11 4 (0.31%) X-Windows
11 4 (0.31%) J2EE
12 3 (0.23%) HTML
12 3 (0.23%) WebCenter
13 2 (0.15%) COM
13 2 (0.15%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 274 (21.09%) Data Centre
2 179 (13.78%) Clustering
3 104 (8.01%) Blackberry
4 80 (6.16%) Replication
5 60 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (3.93%) Hedge funds
7 49 (3.77%) Computer Science
8 37 (2.85%) EMC VNX
9 31 (2.39%) Statistics
10 30 (2.31%) Management Information System
11 29 (2.23%) Enterprise Storage
11 29 (2.23%) EqualLogic
12 24 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.54%) iSeries
14 15 (1.15%) AS400
15 14 (1.08%) Thin Client
15 14 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
15 14 (1.08%) Fat Client
16 13 (1.00%) GIS
17 12 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1149 (88.45%) Windows
2 602 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 448 (34.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 377 (29.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 370 (28.48%) Linux
6 154 (11.86%) Windows 7
7 116 (8.93%) UNIX
8 69 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (5.16%) Windows 2000
10 54 (4.16%) Windows XP
11 47 (3.62%) Solaris
12 40 (3.08%) AIX
13 39 (3.00%) CentOS
13 39 (3.00%) Windows 8
14 36 (2.77%) Windows 2000 Server
15 28 (2.16%) Ubuntu
16 21 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
17 20 (1.54%) Data ONTAP
18 19 (1.46%) Mac OS X
19 18 (1.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (26.02%) ITIL
2 156 (12.01%) Disaster Recovery
3 101 (7.78%) Load Balancing
4 92 (7.08%) Change Control
5 87 (6.70%) Migration
6 80 (6.16%) Mentoring
7 79 (6.08%) Configuration Management
8 77 (5.93%) Change Management
9 72 (5.54%) Project Management
9 72 (5.54%) Capacity Planning
10 64 (4.93%) Problem Management
11 63 (4.85%) Service Delivery
12 59 (4.54%) Business Continuity
13 51 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
14 50 (3.85%) E-Commerce
15 44 (3.39%) Server Building
16 42 (3.23%) Patch Management
17 41 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
18 40 (3.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 236 (18.17%) SQL
2 162 (12.47%) PowerShell
3 55 (4.23%) Java
4 51 (3.93%) VBScript
5 50 (3.85%) Perl
6 41 (3.16%) Python
7 39 (3.00%) C
8 26 (2.00%) Bash Shell
9 19 (1.46%) VB
10 17 (1.31%) PHP
11 14 (1.08%) Ruby
12 13 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.77%) C#
13 10 (0.77%) C++
14 8 (0.62%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.54%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.54%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.31%) Korn
17 3 (0.23%) SAS Macro
17 3 (0.23%) AWK
Qualifications
1 204 (15.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 170 (13.09%) MCSE
3 147 (11.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 131 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (8.55%) Degree
6 101 (7.78%) CCNA
7 92 (7.08%) Security Cleared
8 74 (5.70%) MCSA
9 60 (4.62%) MCP
9 60 (4.62%) SC Cleared
10 43 (3.31%) CCNP
11 41 (3.16%) MCITP
12 40 (3.08%) Citrix Certification
13 31 (2.39%) CCA
14 30 (2.31%) DV Cleared
15 28 (2.16%) VCP5
16 17 (1.31%) PhD
17 13 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (1.00%) MCTS
18 12 (0.92%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (9.78%) SLA
2 34 (2.62%) QA
3 23 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 782 (60.20%) Active Directory
2 753 (57.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 402 (30.95%) vSphere
4 246 (18.94%) XenApp
5 214 (16.47%) Hyper-V
6 154 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
7 90 (6.93%) XenDesktop
8 72 (5.54%) XenServer
9 53 (4.08%) vCloud
10 51 (3.93%) Terminal Services
11 41 (3.16%) VMware Workstation
12 39 (3.00%) Firmware
13 34 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
13 34 (2.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 26 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 25 (1.92%) Xen
16 23 (1.77%) ISA Server
17 22 (1.69%) NFS
18 20 (1.54%) DFS Replication
19 19 (1.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 146 (11.24%) SCCM
2 113 (8.70%) Backup Exec
3 97 (7.47%) NetBackup
4 79 (6.08%) Puppet
5 77 (5.93%) Nagios
6 73 (5.62%) SCOM
7 70 (5.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 66 (5.08%) WSUS
9 55 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
10 33 (2.54%) ARCserve
11 32 (2.46%) Cacti
12 29 (2.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 27 (2.08%) Tivoli
14 24 (1.85%) vMotion
15 20 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 19 (1.46%) Legato
17 17 (1.31%) FortiGate
17 17 (1.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 15 (1.15%) HP SIM
18 15 (1.15%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 1277 (98.31%) VMware
2 725 (55.81%) Microsoft
3 487 (37.49%) Citrix
4 468 (36.03%) Cisco
5 275 (21.17%) HP
6 150 (11.55%) Symantec
7 146 (11.24%) NetApp
8 132 (10.16%) IBM
9 126 (9.70%) Oracle
10 121 (9.31%) Red Hat
11 113 (8.70%) EMC
12 106 (8.16%) Dell
13 80 (6.16%) Juniper
14 62 (4.77%) F5
15 54 (4.16%) Sophos
16 45 (3.46%) Veeam
17 43 (3.31%) Veritas
18 42 (3.23%) Intel
19 41 (3.16%) CheckPoint
20 33 (2.54%) CommVault
Manchester, Lancashire
Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Salary: From £25,528 to £34,189 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 25-35k base + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Market+Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus on call and additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £36,000 per annum Flex Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £37,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £42000.00 - £53000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £52000 - £57500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Tech UK
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £33,000 - £45,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 19 days ago