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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 409 395 349
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -46
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 658 794 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.66% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 5.08% 6.48% 7.33%
Number of salaries quoted 507 661 667
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% -5.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £31,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%

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
12963 12244 10787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.74% 10.21% 9.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10618 10312 9046
Average salary £42,000 £41,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% -
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 £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -8 638 £44,500 +1.13% 57
London -36 257 £48,250 -3.50% 22
South East +5 128 £44,500 +4.70% 6
East of England +59 90 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Yorkshire -14 76 £37,500 +15.38% 3
City of London +14 57 £48,000 -12.72% 6
West Yorkshire +17 53 £35,661 +13.20% 3
Hertfordshire +25 45 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Hampshire +20 43 £44,500 +4.70% 1
Leeds -8 40 £35,661 +24.03% 2
Berkshire -26 38 £47,500 +11.76% 2
South West -44 30 £35,000 -15.66% 4
Essex +25 27 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Portsmouth +31 25 £44,500 -
West Midlands -18 25 £34,000 -9.33% 6
Hemel Hempstead -9 21 £47,500 +5.55%
Surrey +9 20 £51,250 +20.58% 2
Reading -2 19 £40,000 -1.23% 1
Birmingham -9 19 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Brentwood +7 18 £45,000 -23.40% 1
Gloucestershire -13 17 £30,000 -34.78% 2
North West -18 16 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Bedfordshire +21 15 £48,500 +7.77% 3
South Yorkshire -11 14 £42,500 +6.25%
Sheffield -12 13 £42,500 +6.25%
Bedford - 13 £48,500 - 1
Sidcup +7 12 £45,250 -8.00%
Bradford -6 12 £33,750 -0.73% 1
Gloucester - 12 £30,000 - 1
Manchester +5 11 £37,500 -11.76% 5

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1283 (97.79%) VMware
2 1123 (85.59%) Windows
3 814 (62.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 743 (56.63%) Microsoft
5 728 (55.49%) Active Directory
6 655 (49.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 493 (37.58%) Citrix
8 477 (36.36%) MS Exchange
9 467 (35.59%) SAN
10 451 (34.38%) Cisco
11 436 (33.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 425 (32.39%) vSphere
13 408 (31.10%) Linux
14 393 (29.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 364 (27.74%) Firewall
16 355 (27.06%) DNS
17 321 (24.47%) SQL Server
18 301 (22.94%) ITIL
19 294 (22.41%) HP
20 286 (21.80%) Exchange Server 2010
21 267 (20.35%) XenApp
22 262 (19.97%) MS Excel
23 258 (19.66%) TCP/IP
24 234 (17.84%) SQL
25 228 (17.38%) Finance
26 226 (17.23%) DHCP
27 225 (17.15%) Microsoft Certification
28 219 (16.69%) Hyper-V
29 215 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2007
30 209 (15.93%) Clustering

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 477 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 286 (21.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 215 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 182 (13.87%) IIS
5 132 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 91 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 85 (6.48%) SharePoint
8 80 (6.10%) Apache
9 70 (5.34%) Lync
10 63 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 47 (3.58%) Tomcat
12 29 (2.21%) nginx
13 26 (1.98%) JBoss
14 24 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2000
15 20 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
15 20 (1.52%) OpenStack
16 16 (1.22%) WebLogic
17 15 (1.14%) Confluence
17 15 (1.14%) IBM Notes
18 13 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 262 (19.97%) MS Excel
2 146 (11.13%) MS Office
3 17 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.46%) MS Project
6 3 (0.23%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.076%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 7 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.46%) Maximo
3 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.15%) Cordys
6 1 (0.076%) Primavera
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.25%) Office 365
2 45 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.30%) PaaS
4 17 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.61%) SaaS
5 8 (0.61%) Heroku
6 6 (0.46%) Engine Yard
7 5 (0.38%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (0.23%) Route 53
9 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.15%) Symantec.cloud
9 2 (0.15%) GitHub
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.15%) IaaS
10 1 (0.076%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 467 (35.59%) SAN
2 364 (27.74%) Firewall
3 355 (27.06%) DNS
4 258 (19.66%) TCP/IP
5 226 (17.23%) DHCP
6 188 (14.33%) NAS
7 143 (10.90%) WAN
8 120 (9.15%) LAN
9 114 (8.69%) iSCSI
10 77 (5.87%) VPN
11 62 (4.73%) Internet
12 61 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
12 61 (4.65%) VLAN
13 51 (3.89%) NetScaler
14 49 (3.73%) MPLS
15 47 (3.58%) SMTP
16 42 (3.20%) FTP
17 41 (3.13%) VoIP
18 39 (2.97%) Wireless
19 34 (2.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (24.47%) SQL Server
2 118 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (6.40%) MySQL
4 78 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 47 (3.58%) SQL Server 2000
6 33 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 27 (2.06%) RDBMS
9 20 (1.52%) MS Access
10 19 (1.45%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (0.99%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
13 11 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
15 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.61%) Big Data
16 6 (0.46%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.46%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 22 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (1.07%) JIRA
3 12 (0.91%) Subversion
4 9 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.15%) Maven
7 2 (0.15%) MSI
7 2 (0.15%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.15%) Hudson
7 2 (0.15%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.076%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.076%) Trac
8 1 (0.076%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.076%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.076%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.076%) Ant
General
1 228 (17.38%) Finance
2 37 (2.82%) Advertising
3 35 (2.67%) Publishing
4 32 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 31 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.36%) Games
6 29 (2.21%) Retail
7 28 (2.13%) Back Office
8 26 (1.98%) Banking
9 19 (1.45%) Law
10 18 (1.37%) Marketing
11 11 (0.84%) Legal
12 8 (0.61%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.30%) Local Government
13 4 (0.30%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.30%) French Language
13 4 (0.30%) German Language
13 4 (0.30%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 217 (16.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 175 (13.34%) Analyst
3 127 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 125 (9.53%) Administrator
5 103 (7.85%) Systems Administrator
6 100 (7.62%) Systems Engineer
7 79 (6.02%) Architect
8 78 (5.95%) Consultant
9 75 (5.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 70 (5.34%) Support Analyst
11 62 (4.73%) IT Support
12 59 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
13 57 (4.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 54 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
15 49 (3.73%) Network Engineer
16 43 (3.28%) Server Engineer
17 42 (3.20%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
18 41 (3.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
19 38 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 38 (2.90%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.89%) Web Services
2 37 (2.82%) .NET
3 33 (2.52%) Software Packaging
4 28 (2.13%) Middleware
5 26 (1.98%) Flash
6 23 (1.75%) WSH
7 22 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (0.53%) XML
10 6 (0.46%) Apache Flex
10 6 (0.46%) MCollective
11 5 (0.38%) X-Windows
11 5 (0.38%) CSS
12 4 (0.30%) HTML
13 3 (0.23%) MDX
13 3 (0.23%) J2EE
13 3 (0.23%) SOAP
13 3 (0.23%) LAMP
14 2 (0.15%) Classic ASP
14 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 209 (15.93%) Clustering
2 91 (6.94%) Blackberry
3 58 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (4.19%) Replication
5 48 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 41 (3.13%) Hedge funds
7 29 (2.21%) iSeries
8 24 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.75%) Statistics
9 23 (1.75%) AS400
10 22 (1.68%) EqualLogic
11 20 (1.52%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.45%) Client/Server
13 18 (1.37%) Digital Media
14 17 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
15 15 (1.14%) Open Source
16 14 (1.07%) Wiki
17 11 (0.84%) Public Cloud
18 10 (0.76%) Thin Client
18 10 (0.76%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1123 (85.59%) Windows
2 655 (49.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 436 (33.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 408 (31.10%) Linux
5 393 (29.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 148 (11.28%) Windows 7
7 142 (10.82%) UNIX
8 89 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 75 (5.72%) Windows XP
9 75 (5.72%) Windows 2000
10 70 (5.34%) Solaris
11 52 (3.96%) CentOS
12 46 (3.51%) AIX
13 43 (3.28%) Ubuntu
14 30 (2.29%) Windows 8
15 24 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
16 17 (1.30%) Windows Vista
17 14 (1.07%) SUSE
17 14 (1.07%) Debian
18 10 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (22.94%) ITIL
2 173 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 116 (8.84%) Load Balancing
4 91 (6.94%) Capacity Planning
5 83 (6.33%) Migration
6 78 (5.95%) Change Control
7 74 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
8 72 (5.49%) Configuration Management
9 70 (5.34%) Project Management
10 69 (5.26%) Problem Management
11 66 (5.03%) Change Management
12 62 (4.73%) Mentoring
13 49 (3.73%) Service Management
14 46 (3.51%) Service Delivery
14 46 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
15 42 (3.20%) Business Continuity
16 40 (3.05%) E-Commerce
17 39 (2.97%) Incident Management
17 39 (2.97%) Project Planning
17 39 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 234 (17.84%) SQL
2 157 (11.97%) PowerShell
3 64 (4.88%) Perl
4 57 (4.34%) VBScript
5 43 (3.28%) Java
6 39 (2.97%) Python
7 31 (2.36%) C
8 30 (2.29%) Bash Shell
9 27 (2.06%) PHP
10 26 (1.98%) VB
10 26 (1.98%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.14%) C#
11 15 (1.14%) Ruby
12 9 (0.69%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.46%) Korn
13 6 (0.46%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.46%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.23%) sed
14 3 (0.23%) AWK
15 2 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 225 (17.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 202 (15.40%) MCSE
3 143 (10.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 123 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
5 106 (8.08%) Degree
6 99 (7.55%) Security Cleared
7 90 (6.86%) CCNA
8 83 (6.33%) SC Cleared
9 77 (5.87%) MCSA
10 59 (4.50%) MCITP
11 55 (4.19%) CCNP
12 54 (4.12%) Citrix Certification
13 50 (3.81%) CCA
14 49 (3.73%) MCP
15 38 (2.90%) DV Cleared
16 22 (1.68%) VCP5
17 20 (1.52%) PhD
18 12 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 10 (0.76%) MCTS
20 9 (0.69%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (8.23%) SLA
2 27 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (1.07%) QA
4 12 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 814 (62.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 728 (55.49%) Active Directory
3 425 (32.39%) vSphere
4 267 (20.35%) XenApp
5 219 (16.69%) Hyper-V
6 173 (13.19%) VMware ESXi
7 115 (8.77%) XenDesktop
8 80 (6.10%) XenServer
9 56 (4.27%) vCloud
10 53 (4.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 48 (3.66%) Terminal Services
12 45 (3.43%) VMware Workstation
13 40 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
14 35 (2.67%) Xen
15 23 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 23 (1.75%) NFS
15 23 (1.75%) Firmware
16 21 (1.60%) DFS Replication
16 21 (1.60%) ISA Server
17 20 (1.52%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 158 (12.04%) SCCM
2 131 (9.98%) Backup Exec
3 104 (7.93%) SCOM
3 104 (7.93%) NetBackup
4 75 (5.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 74 (5.64%) Nagios
6 65 (4.95%) WSUS
6 65 (4.95%) Puppet
7 55 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 35 (2.67%) Cacti
9 33 (2.52%) Tivoli
10 28 (2.13%) Legato
10 28 (2.13%) ARCserve
11 26 (1.98%) HP SIM
12 20 (1.52%) SCVMM
13 18 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 17 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 14 (1.07%) HP Data Protector
15 14 (1.07%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 1283 (97.79%) VMware
2 743 (56.63%) Microsoft
3 493 (37.58%) Citrix
4 451 (34.38%) Cisco
5 294 (22.41%) HP
6 170 (12.96%) NetApp
7 152 (11.59%) Symantec
8 148 (11.28%) Red Hat
9 146 (11.13%) EMC
10 126 (9.60%) Dell
11 117 (8.92%) IBM
12 106 (8.08%) Oracle
13 68 (5.18%) Sophos
14 58 (4.42%) F5
15 57 (4.34%) Veritas
16 53 (4.04%) Intel
17 51 (3.89%) CheckPoint
18 49 (3.73%) Veeam
18 49 (3.73%) SolarWinds
19 48 (3.66%) Juniper
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Northamptonshire
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £40000 - £46000 Per Annum C46k + on call + bonus + benefits.
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health + life
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £60k - 75k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + £6,600 car allowance + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago