The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
South East / Berkshire
Rank 146 170 188
Rank change year-on-year +24 +18  
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 37 50 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.10% 1.01% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 6.75% 6.71% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 28 48 42
Median salary £65,000 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.80% +31.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £63,250 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -8.75% -4.76%  

VMware ESX is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 548 745 727
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 16.23% 15.08% 13.59%
Number of salaries quoted 462 651 536
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in Berkshire

VMware ESX
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESX in Berkshire.

Salary trend for VMware ESX in Berkshire

VMware ESX
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VMware ESX in Berkshire

VMware ESX
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Reading +17 11 £60,000 +4.34%
Slough +28 6 £55,000 +22.22%
Maidenhead +8 5 £65,000 +106.34%
Bracknell +3 5 - -
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 68 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (72.06%) Windows
3 39 (57.35%) Linux
4 33 (48.53%) Firewall
5 32 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (45.59%) Unix
7 30 (44.12%) Information Security
8 25 (36.76%) Intrusion Detection
8 25 (36.76%) Cisco
8 25 (36.76%) Security Architecture
8 25 (36.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 25 (36.76%) Security Patching
8 25 (36.76%) Palo Alto
8 25 (36.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 24 (35.29%) Windows Server
10 23 (33.82%) SSL
10 23 (33.82%) VPN
10 23 (33.82%) Change Management
10 23 (33.82%) CheckPoint
10 23 (33.82%) PowerShell
10 23 (33.82%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
11 22 (32.35%) Patch Management
11 22 (32.35%) Kalman Filter
11 22 (32.35%) Imperva
11 22 (32.35%) LogLogic
12 21 (30.88%) High Availability
13 18 (26.47%) Threat Management
13 18 (26.47%) Solaris
13 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (13.24%) IIS
2 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.94%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.47%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.82%) Office 365
3 5 (7.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (4.41%) SaaS
4 3 (4.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (48.53%) Firewall
2 25 (36.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 23 (33.82%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (33.82%) SSL
3 23 (33.82%) VPN
4 14 (20.59%) DNS
5 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
6 8 (11.76%) Network Security
6 8 (11.76%) SMTP
7 7 (10.29%) SAN
7 7 (10.29%) Wireless
8 6 (8.82%) HTTP
9 4 (5.88%) NAS
10 2 (2.94%) IMAP
10 2 (2.94%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.94%) LAN
10 2 (2.94%) WAN
10 2 (2.94%) Wireshark
11 1 (1.47%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) LoadRunner
1 4 (5.88%) WebLOAD
2 2 (2.94%) AQtime
2 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) VMware Engineer
2 18 (26.47%) Architect
3 16 (23.53%) Security Architect
4 12 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (16.18%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Security Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) Consultant
7 9 (13.24%) Security Consultant
8 8 (11.76%) Support Engineer
8 8 (11.76%) Tester
9 7 (10.29%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (8.82%) Data Centre Consultant
10 6 (8.82%) Penetration Tester
10 6 (8.82%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 6 (8.82%) Unix Engineer
10 6 (8.82%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 6 (8.82%) VMware Support Engineer
11 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (7.35%) Network Consultant
11 5 (7.35%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Middleware
2 4 (5.88%) Web Services
3 3 (4.41%) .NET
4 2 (2.94%) MAPI
5 1 (1.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (36.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 10 (14.71%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.82%) iSeries
4 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.41%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.94%) Clustering
6 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.94%) NHS
6 2 (2.94%) Replication
7 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.47%) PKI
7 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (72.06%) Windows
2 39 (57.35%) Linux
3 31 (45.59%) Unix
4 24 (35.29%) Windows Server
5 18 (26.47%) Solaris
5 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) Information Security
2 25 (36.76%) Security Architecture
2 25 (36.76%) Security Patching
3 23 (33.82%) Change Management
4 22 (32.35%) Kalman Filter
4 22 (32.35%) Patch Management
5 21 (30.88%) High Availability
6 18 (26.47%) Threat Management
7 7 (10.29%) ITIL
8 6 (8.82%) Content Management
8 6 (8.82%) CRM
8 6 (8.82%) Ethical Hacking
8 6 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (8.82%) Problem Management
8 6 (8.82%) Project Management
8 6 (8.82%) SDLC
8 6 (8.82%) Social Engineering
9 4 (5.88%) DevOps
9 4 (5.88%) Performance Engineering
9 4 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.82%) PowerShell
2 12 (17.65%) Perl
3 8 (11.76%) C
3 8 (11.76%) C++
4 7 (10.29%) SQL
5 2 (2.94%) C#
6 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) CREST Certified
3 2 (2.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
3 10 (14.71%) vSphere
4 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (36.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (8.82%) WSUS
3 5 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.94%) Perfmon
4 2 (2.94%) Puppet
5 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.47%) SCCM
5 1 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 68 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (36.76%) Cisco
2 25 (36.76%) Palo Alto
3 23 (33.82%) CheckPoint
4 22 (32.35%) Imperva
4 22 (32.35%) LogLogic
5 12 (17.65%) Red Hat
6 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.88%) NetApp
8 2 (2.94%) Google
8 2 (2.94%) IBM
9 1 (1.47%) Citrix
9 1 (1.47%) Dell
9 1 (1.47%) Symantec