The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESXi skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 480 527 521
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -6
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 505 375 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 4.05% 3.50% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 389 296 340
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,200 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £35,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
+20.71% +2.18%

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
12458 10709 11723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.64% 9.85% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10273 9172 10032
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware ESXi
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK.

VMware ESXi Salary Trend in the UK

VMware ESXi
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 within the UK.

VMware ESXi Salary Histogram in the UK

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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 +61 483 £44,000 +10.00% 38
London +10 169 £48,000 +6.66% 13
South East +6 123 £42,500 +25.00% 6
Yorkshire +8 81 £35,500 +22.41% 5
West Yorkshire -3 55 £45,000 +47.54% 2
Berkshire +18 53 £42,500 +100.00% 3
Leeds +5 52 £45,000 +20.00% 2
East of England +19 39 £47,500 +35.71% 5
West Midlands +7 29 £38,500 -12.50%
Slough +34 27 £43,500 - 3
North West -7 25 £47,250 +18.12% 4
City of London -16 24 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Surrey -7 20 £47,500 +46.15% 1
West Sussex +9 18 £42,500 +23.18% 1
Hampshire -6 17 £42,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +11 16 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Portsmouth -14 15 £42,500 -
East Yorkshire - 15 £29,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -3 13 £50,000 +63.93% 2
Coventry +11 12 £38,500 +6.20%
South West -15 12 £32,000 -5.88% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £21,500 -54.73%
Scotland -13 11 £30,000 +3.44% 2
Reading +2 10 £37,750 +79.76%
Manchester +1 10 £28,750 -32.35% 3
Telford - 10 £37,500 -
Hull - 10 - - 2
Shropshire - 10 £37,500 -
Crawley +25 9 £46,250 +34.05% 1
Merseyside +9 9 £57,500 +45.56%

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 835 (85.47%) VMware
2 764 (78.20%) Windows
3 595 (60.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 490 (50.15%) Active Directory
5 436 (44.63%) Microsoft
6 433 (44.32%) Cisco
7 413 (42.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 383 (39.20%) DNS
9 380 (38.89%) SAN
10 335 (34.29%) Linux
11 298 (30.50%) Citrix
12 292 (29.89%) MS Exchange
13 289 (29.58%) vSphere
14 280 (28.66%) Firewall
15 249 (25.49%) PowerShell
16 243 (24.87%) HP
17 230 (23.54%) Windows Server 2003
18 226 (23.13%) DHCP
19 219 (22.42%) TCP/IP
20 217 (22.21%) VMware ESX
21 207 (21.19%) ITIL
22 196 (20.06%) MS Excel
23 193 (19.75%) Red Hat
24 190 (19.45%) Windows Server 2012
25 181 (18.53%) Microsoft Certification
26 175 (17.91%) Exchange Server 2010
27 171 (17.50%) SQL Server
28 170 (17.40%) XenApp
29 169 (17.30%) SQL
30 167 (17.09%) Cisco Certification

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 292 (29.89%) MS Exchange
2 175 (17.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 139 (14.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 135 (13.82%) IIS
5 109 (11.16%) Apache
6 96 (9.83%) SharePoint
7 86 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 63 (6.45%) Lync
9 39 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 29 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
11 25 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 25 (2.56%) Tomcat
12 23 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 17 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
14 12 (1.23%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.61%) Jetty
15 6 (0.61%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.31%) CloudStack
17 2 (0.20%) SAS
17 2 (0.20%) Site Server
Applications
1 196 (20.06%) MS Excel
2 82 (8.39%) MS Office
3 11 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.51%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.41%) MS Project
6 2 (0.20%) InDesign
7 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.33%) Maximo
3 7 (0.72%) Summit
4 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.20%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (3.99%) Office 365
3 34 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (1.74%) IaaS
5 11 (1.13%) SaaS
6 6 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.31%) GitHub
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 383 (39.20%) DNS
2 380 (38.89%) SAN
3 280 (28.66%) Firewall
4 226 (23.13%) DHCP
5 219 (22.42%) TCP/IP
6 155 (15.86%) VPN
7 118 (12.08%) MPLS
8 116 (11.87%) LAN
9 109 (11.16%) WAN
10 96 (9.83%) VLAN
11 92 (9.42%) NAS
12 90 (9.21%) BGP
13 88 (9.01%) OSPF
14 78 (7.98%) SMTP
15 77 (7.88%) Cisco IOS
16 68 (6.96%) EIGRP
17 66 (6.76%) Wireless
18 65 (6.65%) VoIP
19 53 (5.42%) Cisco ASA
20 52 (5.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 74 (7.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 35 (3.58%) MySQL
5 21 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 11 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.51%) DTS
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (1.33%) Subversion
2 11 (1.13%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.13%) Mercurial
3 9 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.82%) Ant
5 7 (0.72%) Maven
6 6 (0.61%) JIRA
7 5 (0.51%) Hudson
7 5 (0.51%) CruiseControl
7 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.41%) WebLOAD
8 4 (0.41%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.31%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.10%) Psake
10 1 (0.10%) Redmine
10 1 (0.10%) Metasploit
General
1 135 (13.82%) Finance
2 40 (4.09%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.35%) Back Office
4 18 (1.84%) Banking
5 17 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.64%) Retail
7 11 (1.13%) Legal
8 10 (1.02%) Law
8 10 (1.02%) Electronics
9 7 (0.72%) Publishing
9 7 (0.72%) Games
9 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.61%) Marketing
11 5 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.51%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.31%) French Language
12 3 (0.31%) German Language
12 3 (0.31%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 154 (15.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 97 (9.93%) Administrator
3 96 (9.83%) Analyst
4 91 (9.31%) Support Engineer
5 72 (7.37%) Systems Engineer
6 54 (5.53%) Systems Administrator
7 51 (5.22%) Consultant
8 47 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
9 46 (4.71%) Network Engineer
10 43 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 41 (4.20%) Architect
12 40 (4.09%) Server Engineer
13 38 (3.89%) IT Support
14 37 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
15 32 (3.28%) Support Analyst
16 28 (2.87%) VMware Specialist
16 28 (2.87%) Technical Specialist
17 26 (2.66%) IT Support Engineer
18 25 (2.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 24 (2.46%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (5.83%) Web Services
2 19 (1.94%) XML
3 17 (1.74%) HTML
4 16 (1.64%) .NET
5 13 (1.33%) JSON
6 12 (1.23%) CSS
7 5 (0.51%) HTML5
7 5 (0.51%) jQuery
7 5 (0.51%) Ajax
7 5 (0.51%) XMPP
7 5 (0.51%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 5 (0.51%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.51%) J2EE
7 5 (0.51%) XHTML
8 4 (0.41%) COM
8 4 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.31%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.20%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.20%) LAMP
10 2 (0.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 137 (14.02%) Clustering
2 61 (6.24%) Replication
3 33 (3.38%) Blackberry
4 31 (3.17%) Client/Server
5 26 (2.66%) EqualLogic
6 25 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 24 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.35%) e-Health
9 14 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
9 14 (1.43%) CLARiiON
10 10 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.72%) iPhone
12 7 (0.72%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.61%) Physics
13 6 (0.61%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.51%) Symmetrix DMX
14 5 (0.51%) Open Source
14 5 (0.51%) Symmetrix
14 5 (0.51%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 764 (78.20%) Windows
2 413 (42.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 335 (34.29%) Linux
4 230 (23.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 190 (19.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 165 (16.89%) UNIX
7 154 (15.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 127 (13.00%) Windows 7
9 78 (7.98%) Windows XP
10 42 (4.30%) Windows 8
11 39 (3.99%) CentOS
12 19 (1.94%) Windows 2000 Server
13 17 (1.74%) Ubuntu
14 16 (1.64%) Windows Vista
15 14 (1.43%) Windows 2000
15 14 (1.43%) Mac OS X
16 11 (1.13%) Solaris
17 10 (1.02%) Android
18 9 (0.92%) Debian
18 9 (0.92%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (21.19%) ITIL
2 91 (9.31%) Disaster Recovery
3 86 (8.80%) E-Commerce
4 71 (7.27%) Change Management
5 63 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 56 (5.73%) Problem Management
7 54 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
8 50 (5.12%) Capacity Planning
9 40 (4.09%) Project Management
10 39 (3.99%) Configuration Management
11 37 (3.79%) Capacity Management
12 32 (3.28%) Business Continuity
13 29 (2.97%) Network Management
14 28 (2.87%) Change Control
14 28 (2.87%) Migration
15 25 (2.56%) Service Management
16 24 (2.46%) Kalman Filter
17 22 (2.25%) Data Security
18 21 (2.15%) Release Management
18 21 (2.15%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 249 (25.49%) PowerShell
2 169 (17.30%) SQL
3 106 (10.85%) Bash Shell
4 104 (10.64%) Perl
4 104 (10.64%) Java
5 56 (5.73%) Shell Script
6 38 (3.89%) Python
7 33 (3.38%) PHP
8 17 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 16 (1.64%) VBScript
10 7 (0.72%) VB
10 7 (0.72%) C
10 7 (0.72%) C#
11 6 (0.61%) Ruby
12 4 (0.41%) PowerHouse
13 3 (0.31%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.10%) Lua
14 1 (0.10%) Tcl
14 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 181 (18.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 167 (17.09%) Cisco Certification
3 146 (14.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 131 (13.41%) CCNA
5 109 (11.16%) MCSE
6 94 (9.62%) Security Cleared
7 91 (9.31%) Degree
8 78 (7.98%) CCNP
9 60 (6.14%) MCSA
10 51 (5.22%) MCITP
11 42 (4.30%) SC Cleared
12 31 (3.17%) MCP
13 29 (2.97%) VCAP
14 26 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
15 25 (2.56%) CCA
16 21 (2.15%) DV Cleared
17 19 (1.94%) Sun Certification
18 17 (1.74%) VCP5
18 17 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
19 16 (1.64%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (8.80%) PCI DSS
2 85 (8.70%) SLA
3 23 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 21 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.54%) QA
6 9 (0.92%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.20%) HL7
7 2 (0.20%) DICOM
System Software
1 595 (60.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 490 (50.15%) Active Directory
3 289 (29.58%) vSphere
4 217 (22.21%) VMware ESX
5 170 (17.40%) XenApp
6 155 (15.86%) Hyper-V
7 68 (6.96%) vCloud
8 62 (6.35%) KVM
9 59 (6.04%) XenDesktop
10 31 (3.17%) XenServer
11 29 (2.97%) VMFS
12 28 (2.87%) VMware Server
13 21 (2.15%) Terminal Services
14 17 (1.74%) Xen
15 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (1.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 13 (1.33%) NFS
17 12 (1.23%) ISA Server
18 11 (1.13%) Squid
19 7 (0.72%) Samba
Systems Management
1 85 (8.70%) SCCM
2 80 (8.19%) Puppet
3 66 (6.76%) Backup Exec
4 50 (5.12%) WSUS
5 42 (4.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 38 (3.89%) SCOM
7 36 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (2.76%) Nagios
9 21 (2.15%) NetBackup
10 20 (2.05%) Tivoli
11 18 (1.84%) Cacti
12 15 (1.54%) ARCserve
13 14 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (1.43%) Zenoss
14 13 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 13 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
15 10 (1.02%) SCOrch
16 9 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
17 8 (0.82%) SCVMM
17 8 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 835 (85.47%) VMware
2 436 (44.63%) Microsoft
3 433 (44.32%) Cisco
4 298 (30.50%) Citrix
5 243 (24.87%) HP
6 193 (19.75%) Red Hat
7 149 (15.25%) NetApp
8 129 (13.20%) EMC
9 105 (10.75%) Symantec
10 84 (8.60%) Dell
11 78 (7.98%) Juniper
12 56 (5.73%) Veeam
13 47 (4.81%) IBM
14 42 (4.30%) Oracle
15 36 (3.68%) CA
16 34 (3.48%) F5
17 33 (3.38%) WatchGuard
18 29 (2.97%) CheckPoint
19 26 (2.66%) McAfee
20 19 (1.94%) Brocade
Slough, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Circa £35k & Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
AIG EUROPE (UK) LIMITED
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £31000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Salary: From £47,127 to £60,239 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
LA International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Talent Spa
Salary: DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Plus car / pension /other b
Posted: 4 days ago