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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VMware ESXi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESXi over the 6 months to 30 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 693 530 439
Rank change year-on-year -163 -91 +52
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 535 442 461
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.47% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 2.07% 2.46% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 396 306 365
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,088 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,000 £36,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% +7.95%
75th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £74,375 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +7.95%

VMware ESXi is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 25,789 17,985 12,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.32% 19.03% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13,825 13,034 10,768
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in England.

Salary trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Salary histogram for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the England region over the 6 months to 30 June 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
South East +9 158 £45,000 - 14
London -179 150 £55,000 -3.51% 14
Midlands -82 69 £45,000 +20.00% 9
West Midlands -67 63 £45,000 +20.00% 8
North of England -91 59 £44,000 -12.00% 14
East of England -55 55 £42,500 - 5
South West -85 46 £45,000 +4.65% 14
North West -86 37 £41,000 -18.00% 6
Yorkshire -44 19 £46,500 +3.33% 3
East Midlands -48 6 £47,500 +26.67% 1
North East -29 3 £26,500 -3.64% 5
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, IT jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 510 (95.33%) VMware
2 402 (75.14%) Windows
3 370 (69.16%) Active Directory
4 343 (64.11%) Microsoft
5 323 (60.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 300 (56.07%) Windows Server
7 281 (52.52%) Azure
8 220 (41.12%) Microsoft 365
9 210 (39.25%) DNS
10 206 (38.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 177 (33.08%) AWS
12 172 (32.15%) DHCP
13 167 (31.21%) Cisco
14 163 (30.47%) Linux
15 161 (30.09%) PowerShell
16 157 (29.35%) Social Skills
16 157 (29.35%) vCenter Server
17 146 (27.29%) vSphere
18 143 (26.73%) ITIL
19 136 (25.42%) SAN
20 132 (24.67%) Firewall
21 124 (23.18%) Citrix
22 112 (20.93%) Veeam
23 103 (19.25%) Windows Server 2012
24 98 (18.32%) Microsoft Certification
24 98 (18.32%) Ansible
25 97 (18.13%) SCCM
26 95 (17.76%) Hyper-V
26 95 (17.76%) MS Exchange
26 95 (17.76%) Problem-Solving

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 95 (17.76%) MS Exchange
2 86 (16.07%) SharePoint
3 40 (7.48%) IIS
4 29 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (3.36%) Confluence
6 16 (2.99%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.31%) Apache
7 7 (1.31%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.56%) nginx
10 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.19%) CMS
11 1 (0.19%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.19%) Site Server
11 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (10.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.06%) Line 50
1 11 (2.06%) Sage 200
2 4 (0.75%) BambooHR
2 4 (0.75%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 281 (52.52%) Azure
2 220 (41.12%) Microsoft 365
3 177 (33.08%) AWS
4 90 (16.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (6.54%) IaaS
6 34 (6.36%) SaaS
7 26 (4.86%) PaaS
8 22 (4.11%) GCP
9 20 (3.74%) OneDrive
10 15 (2.80%) Mimecast
11 13 (2.43%) Azure DevOps
12 12 (2.24%) OpenShift
13 11 (2.06%) npm
13 11 (2.06%) Trello
14 9 (1.68%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (1.50%) Serverless
16 7 (1.31%) Power Platform
16 7 (1.31%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 210 (39.25%) DNS
2 172 (32.15%) DHCP
3 136 (25.42%) SAN
4 132 (24.67%) Firewall
5 94 (17.57%) WAN
6 82 (15.33%) TCP/IP
7 75 (14.02%) LAN
8 67 (12.52%) VLAN
9 56 (10.47%) VPN
10 55 (10.28%) Remote Desktop
11 46 (8.60%) Network Security
12 35 (6.54%) SNMP
13 32 (5.98%) VSAN
13 32 (5.98%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (5.79%) Fibre Channel
14 31 (5.79%) MPLS
15 28 (5.23%) VoIP
16 27 (5.05%) NAS
17 23 (4.30%) NetScaler
18 22 (4.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.23%) InfluxDB
3 23 (4.30%) MySQL
4 15 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (2.06%) MS Access
7 8 (1.50%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.75%) Redis
9 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.19%) Data Vault
11 1 (0.19%) DB2
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (8.04%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.11%) JIRA
3 13 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.24%) Jaeger
4 12 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (2.06%) Bitbucket
5 11 (2.06%) GitLab
6 8 (1.50%) Subversion
7 3 (0.56%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.19%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 157 (29.35%) Social Skills
2 89 (16.64%) Finance
3 86 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (11.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 36 (6.73%) Telecoms
6 29 (5.42%) Law
7 26 (4.86%) Organisational Skills
8 21 (3.93%) Documentation Skills
9 13 (2.43%) Retail
10 12 (2.24%) Presentation Skills
11 11 (2.06%) Banking
12 9 (1.68%) Back Office
13 8 (1.50%) Marketing
14 7 (1.31%) Influencing Skills
15 6 (1.12%) Legal
16 5 (0.93%) Public Sector
17 4 (0.75%) Automotive
18 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
19 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 185 (34.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 75 (14.02%) IT Engineer
3 56 (10.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 51 (9.53%) Support Engineer
5 48 (8.97%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 36 (6.73%) Systems Engineer
7 35 (6.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (6.54%) Analyst
8 29 (5.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (5.23%) VMware Engineer
10 27 (5.05%) Project Manager
11 26 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 26 (4.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 24 (4.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 22 (4.11%) Wintel Engineer
13 22 (4.11%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (3.93%) Architect
14 21 (3.93%) Graduate
14 21 (3.93%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (3.93%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.30%) Web Services
2 21 (3.93%) REST
3 16 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (2.43%) LDAP
5 11 (2.06%) libvirt
5 11 (2.06%) Node.js
6 9 (1.68%) SAML
7 8 (1.50%) Flash
8 6 (1.12%) XML
9 5 (0.93%) CSS
9 5 (0.93%) HTML
9 5 (0.93%) SOAP
10 3 (0.56%) Middleware
10 3 (0.56%) YAML
11 2 (0.37%) .NET
11 2 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
12 1 (0.19%) 802.1X
12 1 (0.19%) J2EE
12 1 (0.19%) Keycloak
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 85 (15.89%) Data Centre
2 71 (13.27%) Clustering
3 53 (9.91%) Replication
4 36 (6.73%) Cyberattack
5 27 (5.05%) Social Media
6 26 (4.86%) Cybercrime
7 24 (4.49%) Cyber Defence
8 22 (4.11%) Public Cloud
9 20 (3.74%) Private Cloud
10 17 (3.18%) Smartphone
11 16 (2.99%) EMC VNX
11 16 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
12 15 (2.80%) Management Information System
12 15 (2.80%) PKI
13 14 (2.62%) NHS
14 13 (2.43%) Driving Licence
15 12 (2.24%) User Experience
16 10 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
16 10 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
17 4 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 402 (75.14%) Windows
2 300 (56.07%) Windows Server
3 163 (30.47%) Linux
4 103 (19.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (13.83%) Windows 10
6 72 (13.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 64 (11.96%) Windows Server 2019
8 39 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (6.73%) Ubuntu
10 25 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (4.49%) Unix
12 23 (4.30%) Kali Linux
13 22 (4.11%) Mac OS
14 20 (3.74%) CentOS
15 11 (2.06%) Android
15 11 (2.06%) Apple iOS
15 11 (2.06%) VMS
16 10 (1.87%) Windows 7
16 10 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (1.68%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (38.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 143 (26.73%) ITIL
3 95 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (17.01%) Agile
5 78 (14.58%) DevOps
6 76 (14.21%) Project Management
7 61 (11.40%) Load Balancing
8 57 (10.65%) Change Management
9 50 (9.35%) Problem Management
9 50 (9.35%) Project Delivery
9 50 (9.35%) Server Management
10 49 (9.16%) Configuration Management
11 48 (8.97%) Service Management
12 47 (8.79%) Service Delivery
13 44 (8.22%) Infrastructure as Code
14 43 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
15 40 (7.48%) Business Continuity
16 39 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
17 37 (6.92%) Test Automation
18 36 (6.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 161 (30.09%) PowerShell
2 58 (10.84%) SQL
3 51 (9.53%) Bash
3 51 (9.53%) Python
4 18 (3.36%) Perl
5 15 (2.80%) Go
6 14 (2.62%) VB
6 14 (2.62%) VBScript
7 6 (1.12%) C
8 5 (0.93%) Java
8 5 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 98 (18.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (14.58%) Security Cleared
3 60 (11.21%) SC Cleared
4 56 (10.47%) Degree
5 53 (9.91%) MCSE
6 29 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (5.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (5.05%) CCNA
8 21 (3.93%) MCSA
9 19 (3.55%) Citrix Certification
10 16 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (2.80%) DV Cleared
12 14 (2.62%) CCA
12 14 (2.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 14 (2.62%) MCITP
12 14 (2.62%) MCP
13 11 (2.06%) CISSP
14 9 (1.68%) HP APS
15 5 (0.93%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.93%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.10%) SLA
2 11 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.06%) QA
3 5 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (0.56%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 370 (69.16%) Active Directory
2 323 (60.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (27.29%) vSphere
4 95 (17.76%) Hyper-V
5 64 (11.96%) XenApp
6 62 (11.59%) Docker
7 41 (7.66%) XenDesktop
8 37 (6.92%) Terminal Services
9 31 (5.79%) KVM
10 20 (3.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 16 (2.99%) Xen
12 11 (2.06%) Ceph
13 9 (1.68%) NFS
14 7 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
15 6 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.75%) vCloud
17 4 (0.75%) VMware NSX
18 2 (0.37%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 157 (29.35%) vCenter Server
2 98 (18.32%) Ansible
3 97 (18.13%) SCCM
4 65 (12.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 62 (11.59%) Kubernetes
6 58 (10.84%) WSUS
7 55 (10.28%) Terraform
8 51 (9.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 46 (8.60%) SCOM
10 33 (6.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 28 (5.23%) Puppet
12 21 (3.93%) SolarWinds Orion
13 20 (3.74%) Grafana
13 20 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
14 17 (3.18%) PowerCLI
15 16 (2.99%) logstash
15 16 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
15 16 (2.99%) Prometheus
15 16 (2.99%) SCOrch
16 15 (2.80%) vRealize
Vendors
1 510 (95.33%) VMware
2 343 (64.11%) Microsoft
3 167 (31.21%) Cisco
4 124 (23.18%) Citrix
5 112 (20.93%) Veeam
6 61 (11.40%) HP
7 54 (10.09%) NetApp
8 47 (8.79%) Red Hat
9 44 (8.22%) EMC
10 41 (7.66%) IBM
11 35 (6.54%) SolarWinds
12 32 (5.98%) 3PAR
13 31 (5.79%) Dell
14 30 (5.61%) Brocade
15 26 (4.86%) Ruckus Wireless
16 24 (4.49%) Sophos
17 23 (4.30%) Nimble Storage
18 22 (4.11%) Meraki
19 21 (3.93%) Commvault
20 20 (3.74%) Symantec