The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
UK
Rank 609 574 459
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -115
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 252 394 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.39% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.46% 3.15% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 200 343 513
Median salary £42,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.60% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +1.19%

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
10259 12499 13528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.18% 12.23% 12.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8533 10609 11352
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 230 £47,500 +3.26% 18
London +10 94 £50,000 - 9
South East -36 56 £55,000 +26.43% 2
Berkshire +12 41 £62,500 +19.04%
Yorkshire +22 19 £42,500 +3.03% 1
South West +10 18 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Reading +30 13 £60,000 +4.34%
West Yorkshire +16 13 £42,500 +6.25%
North West -4 13 £30,000 +13.20%
East of England +7 12 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Wiltshire +33 10 £35,000 -9.09%
City of London +13 10 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Manchester -16 10 £30,000 +20.00%
Chippenham - 10 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire +10 9 - -
Jersey - 8 £36,500 -
Channel Islands - 8 £36,500 -
West Midlands +31 7 £33,500 +11.66%
Scotland +28 7 £42,500 -8.60%
Leeds +22 7 £62,500 +98.41%
South Wales +20 7 £30,750 -18.00%
Wales +15 7 £30,750 -18.00%
Bracknell -1 7 £30,000 -25.00%
North East +10 6 £27,000 -11.47% 1
Newport +3 6 £29,000 -10.76%
Wakefield - 6 £42,500 -
Slough +30 5 £55,000 +4.76%
Oxfordshire +23 5 - - 1
Hampshire +12 5 £32,500 -18.75%
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 5 £27,000 -11.47% 1

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 551 (100.00%) VMware
2 411 (74.59%) Windows
3 363 (65.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 311 (56.44%) Active Directory
5 275 (49.91%) Windows Server
6 261 (47.37%) Microsoft
7 230 (41.74%) MS Exchange
8 214 (38.84%) Cisco
9 201 (36.48%) Firewall
10 198 (35.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 183 (33.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 178 (32.30%) SAN
13 167 (30.31%) Linux
14 166 (30.13%) DNS
15 164 (29.76%) ITIL
16 159 (28.86%) Citrix
17 144 (26.13%) SQL Server
18 136 (24.68%) PowerShell
19 120 (21.78%) Office 365
19 120 (21.78%) Data Centre
20 112 (20.33%) WAN
21 109 (19.78%) HP
22 103 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
23 97 (17.60%) DHCP
23 97 (17.60%) SQL
24 95 (17.24%) Finance
25 94 (17.06%) Hyper-V
26 92 (16.70%) LAN
27 88 (15.97%) SCCM
28 85 (15.43%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 230 (41.74%) MS Exchange
2 85 (15.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (13.79%) IIS
4 57 (10.34%) SharePoint
5 41 (7.44%) Skype for Business
6 39 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 36 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (3.27%) Apache
9 12 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (2.18%) nginx
10 9 (1.63%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (0.91%) JBoss
11 5 (0.91%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.73%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 81 (14.70%) MS Excel
2 37 (6.72%) MS Office
3 18 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.54%) MS Project
5 2 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 120 (21.78%) Office 365
2 75 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (4.54%) PaaS
5 15 (2.72%) IaaS
5 15 (2.72%) SaaS
6 11 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.81%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.73%) G Suite
11 3 (0.54%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 201 (36.48%) Firewall
2 178 (32.30%) SAN
3 166 (30.13%) DNS
4 112 (20.33%) WAN
5 97 (17.60%) DHCP
6 92 (16.70%) LAN
7 75 (13.61%) VPN
8 69 (12.52%) TCP/IP
9 52 (9.44%) NAS
10 46 (8.35%) MPLS
11 41 (7.44%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (6.35%) VLAN
12 35 (6.35%) VoIP
13 34 (6.17%) SSL
13 34 (6.17%) Wireless
14 32 (5.81%) Internet
14 32 (5.81%) LDAP
15 29 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
16 25 (4.54%) DMZ
16 25 (4.54%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (26.13%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (7.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (4.72%) MySQL
5 21 (3.81%) NoSQL
6 18 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
8 10 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.63%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.63%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.36%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.18%) Riak
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.36%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.81%) JIRA
2 10 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.27%) Redmine
4 4 (0.73%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.73%) WebLOAD
5 3 (0.54%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.36%) AQtime
6 2 (0.36%) Buildbot
6 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.36%) Subversion
7 1 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 95 (17.24%) Finance
2 36 (6.53%) Retail
3 21 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.54%) Advertising
6 12 (2.18%) Games
7 7 (1.27%) Legal
8 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.73%) Back Office
9 4 (0.73%) Banking
9 4 (0.73%) French Language
9 4 (0.73%) Law
9 4 (0.73%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.54%) Billing
10 3 (0.54%) Electronics
10 3 (0.54%) Marketing
11 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (25.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 92 (16.70%) VMware Engineer
3 77 (13.97%) Support Engineer
4 70 (12.70%) Windows Engineer
5 60 (10.89%) Architect
6 51 (9.26%) Analyst
7 42 (7.62%) Administrator
8 40 (7.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 38 (6.90%) IT Support
10 37 (6.72%) Windows Support Engineer
11 36 (6.53%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 34 (6.17%) Linux Engineer
13 33 (5.99%) Infrastructure Support
13 33 (5.99%) Server Engineer
13 33 (5.99%) VMware Support Engineer
14 29 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
15 27 (4.90%) Active Directory Engineer
16 26 (4.72%) Active Directory Support
16 26 (4.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 26 (4.72%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.26%) Web Services
2 27 (4.90%) Software Packaging
3 9 (1.63%) LAMP
4 8 (1.45%) .NET
5 6 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (1.09%) MAPI
5 6 (1.09%) Middleware
5 6 (1.09%) XML
6 5 (0.91%) EDI
6 5 (0.91%) JSON
6 5 (0.91%) REST
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.36%) JMS
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.36%) SOAP
7 2 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.36%) XSD
7 2 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 120 (21.78%) Data Centre
2 44 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.81%) Clustering
4 29 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 22 (3.99%) PKI
6 20 (3.63%) Replication
7 19 (3.45%) Computer Science
8 17 (3.09%) Hedge funds
8 17 (3.09%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 14 (2.54%) EMC VNX
11 8 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.45%) HP Storage
12 7 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.27%) iPad
12 7 (1.27%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.91%) Cybercrime
13 5 (0.91%) iSeries
14 4 (0.73%) NHS
14 4 (0.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 411 (74.59%) Windows
2 275 (49.91%) Windows Server
3 198 (35.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 183 (33.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 167 (30.31%) Linux
6 103 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 63 (11.43%) Unix
8 58 (10.53%) Windows 7
9 48 (8.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (6.72%) Windows 10
11 31 (5.63%) Solaris
12 28 (5.08%) Windows 8
13 20 (3.63%) CentOS
14 15 (2.72%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (2.54%) Ubuntu
15 14 (2.54%) VMS
16 12 (2.18%) Windows 2000
17 11 (2.00%) Windows NT
18 9 (1.63%) Mac OS X
19 7 (1.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (29.76%) ITIL
2 72 (13.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 69 (12.52%) High Availability
4 55 (9.98%) Change Management
5 53 (9.62%) ITIL V3
6 48 (8.71%) Project Management
7 46 (8.35%) Service Management
8 45 (8.17%) Information Security
9 44 (7.99%) Problem Management
10 43 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (7.62%) Kalman Filter
12 40 (7.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 38 (6.90%) Patch Management
14 37 (6.72%) Service Delivery
15 36 (6.53%) Server Building
16 35 (6.35%) Migration
17 32 (5.81%) Load Balancing
18 31 (5.63%) Security Patching
19 29 (5.26%) Incident Management
19 29 (5.26%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 136 (24.68%) PowerShell
2 97 (17.60%) SQL
3 38 (6.90%) Perl
4 28 (5.08%) C
5 22 (3.99%) VBScript
6 15 (2.72%) Bash Shell
7 14 (2.54%) VB
8 9 (1.63%) PHP
8 9 (1.63%) Python
9 7 (1.27%) C++
9 7 (1.27%) Korn
10 6 (1.09%) Java
11 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.54%) C#
13 2 (0.36%) Ruby
14 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (14.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (13.61%) Degree
3 57 (10.34%) MCSE
4 52 (9.44%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (8.53%) CCNA
6 29 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (4.17%) MCSA
8 19 (3.45%) CCNP
9 18 (3.27%) Security Cleared
10 14 (2.54%) MCITP
11 13 (2.36%) CISSP
11 13 (2.36%) DV Cleared
11 13 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.63%) MCP
13 9 (1.63%) RHCE
14 8 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (1.45%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.27%) Linux+ Certification
15 7 (1.27%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.99%) SLA
2 28 (5.08%) PCI DSS
3 18 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.45%) QA
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.36%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.18%) GMP
System Software
1 363 (65.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 311 (56.44%) Active Directory
3 94 (17.06%) Hyper-V
4 80 (14.52%) vSphere
5 64 (11.62%) XenApp
6 54 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (7.62%) XenDesktop
8 39 (7.08%) Virtual Servers
9 33 (5.99%) VMware Workstation
10 29 (5.26%) NFS
11 22 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (3.63%) Terminal Services
13 19 (3.45%) XenServer
14 13 (2.36%) vCloud
15 10 (1.81%) ISA Server
15 10 (1.81%) VMware Server
16 9 (1.63%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (1.63%) Samba
17 8 (1.45%) UAG
17 8 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 88 (15.97%) SCCM
2 48 (8.71%) SCOM
3 34 (6.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 34 (6.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 34 (6.17%) vMotion
4 25 (4.54%) Puppet
5 22 (3.99%) Cisco CUCM
6 21 (3.81%) Backup Exec
6 21 (3.81%) Nagios
7 18 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.18%) WSUS
9 11 (2.00%) Ansible
10 10 (1.81%) Cisco UCCX
11 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (1.45%) WMI
12 7 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
12 7 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (1.09%) Nessus
14 5 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (0.73%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 551 (100.00%) VMware
2 261 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 214 (38.84%) Cisco
4 159 (28.86%) Citrix
5 109 (19.78%) HP
6 49 (8.89%) Oracle
7 47 (8.53%) Red Hat
8 44 (7.99%) NetApp
9 43 (7.80%) Palo Alto
10 41 (7.44%) CheckPoint
11 30 (5.44%) EMC
12 26 (4.72%) Imperva
12 26 (4.72%) LogLogic
13 23 (4.17%) Dell
14 21 (3.81%) Sophos
15 19 (3.45%) F5
16 17 (3.09%) Symantec
17 13 (2.36%) Meraki
17 13 (2.36%) Veritas
18 12 (2.18%) 3PAR
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits Full benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
British Red Cross
Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £55k - 65k per year + Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £35-40,000 + Good Bens
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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