Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 445 490 483
Rank change year-on-year +45 -7 +1
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 308 629 842
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.54% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 2.92% 3.15% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 257 512 687
Median annual salary £44,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.22% -
10th Percentile £28,800 £29,325 £29,000
90th Percentile £63,350 £65,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% -

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 10,544 19,965 22,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.66% 17.22% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8,924 16,604 18,273
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
South East +169 103 £45,000 -6.25% 14
London +37 67 £52,500 - 20
Midlands +79 51 £34,000 -10.53% 11
South West +47 48 £37,500 -11.76% 10
West Midlands +52 33 £34,000 -9.33% 6
North of England +2 30 £55,000 +37.50% 8
North West +57 23 £57,000 +42.50% 3
East Midlands +60 20 £32,500 -18.75% 3
East of England +93 8 £31,750 -20.63% 4
North East +17 5 £40,000 -3.61% 2
Yorkshire +8 2 £67,500 +65.77% 3
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 300 (97.40%) VMware
2 242 (78.57%) Windows
3 229 (74.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 202 (65.58%) Microsoft
4 202 (65.58%) Active Directory
5 155 (50.32%) Windows Server
6 121 (39.29%) Azure
7 120 (38.96%) Linux
8 114 (37.01%) DNS
9 109 (35.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 104 (33.77%) ITIL
11 91 (29.55%) DHCP
12 88 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 87 (28.25%) Firewall
14 83 (26.95%) Windows 10
14 83 (26.95%) Windows Server 2016
15 80 (25.97%) vSphere
15 80 (25.97%) PowerShell
16 75 (24.35%) Cisco
17 70 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
17 70 (22.73%) Office 365
18 66 (21.43%) Hyper-V
19 64 (20.78%) Security Cleared
20 59 (19.16%) AWS
21 58 (18.83%) TCP/IP
21 58 (18.83%) MS Exchange
22 55 (17.86%) SQL Server
23 54 (17.53%) Veeam
24 52 (16.88%) SC Cleared
25 50 (16.23%) Service Management

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 58 (18.83%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.77%) IIS
3 24 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 21 (6.82%) Confluence
6 20 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (5.84%) Skype for Business
8 11 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.97%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.32%) DNN
10 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (9.74%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 121 (39.29%) Azure
2 70 (22.73%) Office 365
3 59 (19.16%) AWS
4 13 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (4.22%) Mimecast
5 11 (3.57%) GCP
6 10 (3.25%) SaaS
7 6 (1.95%) G Suite
8 4 (1.30%) IaaS
8 4 (1.30%) PaaS
9 3 (0.97%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.65%) GitHub
10 2 (0.65%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.65%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.65%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.32%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.32%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (37.01%) DNS
2 91 (29.55%) DHCP
3 87 (28.25%) Firewall
4 58 (18.83%) TCP/IP
5 46 (14.94%) VPN
6 42 (13.64%) VSAN
7 40 (12.99%) SAN
8 30 (9.74%) VLAN
9 27 (8.77%) VoIP
10 25 (8.12%) LAN
11 24 (7.79%) WAN
12 14 (4.55%) Skype
13 12 (3.90%) Ethernet
13 12 (3.90%) OSPF
14 11 (3.57%) Intranet
14 11 (3.57%) Unified Communications
15 10 (3.25%) IPv4
15 10 (3.25%) MPLS
15 10 (3.25%) Network Security
16 9 (2.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.62%) Amazon Athena
6 4 (1.30%) Big Data
6 4 (1.30%) GIS
6 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.30%) QGIS
6 4 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.32%) Redis
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 15 (4.87%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.57%) JIRA
3 10 (3.25%) Subversion
4 4 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.32%) GitLab
6 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (10.39%) Finance
2 16 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.25%) Military
4 9 (2.92%) Banking
5 6 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.62%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.62%) Legal
7 4 (1.30%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.65%) Law
8 2 (0.65%) Police
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 84 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (16.23%) IT Engineer
3 40 (12.99%) Support Engineer
4 35 (11.36%) VMware Engineer
5 33 (10.71%) Analyst
6 31 (10.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 28 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
8 26 (8.44%) Systems Engineer
9 22 (7.14%) IT Support
10 21 (6.82%) Server Engineer
11 20 (6.49%) Azure Engineer
11 20 (6.49%) Platform Engineer
11 20 (6.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 18 (5.84%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
15 13 (4.22%) Administrator
15 13 (4.22%) Service Desk Analyst
15 13 (4.22%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.14%) Web Services
2 4 (1.30%) PostGIS
3 3 (0.97%) LDAP
4 2 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.32%) COM
5 1 (0.32%) Flash
5 1 (0.32%) Leaflet
5 1 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.34%) Data Centre
2 29 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.12%) Clustering
4 20 (6.49%) Management Information System
5 17 (5.52%) Replication
6 16 (5.19%) Enterprise Storage
6 16 (5.19%) Public Cloud
7 12 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (3.57%) Client/Server
9 8 (2.60%) EMC VNXe
9 8 (2.60%) FlexPod
9 8 (2.60%) PKI
9 8 (2.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 6 (1.95%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.62%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.97%) CMDB
13 2 (0.65%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
14 1 (0.32%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 242 (78.57%) Windows
2 155 (50.32%) Windows Server
3 120 (38.96%) Linux
4 109 (35.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (26.95%) Windows 10
5 83 (26.95%) Windows Server 2016
6 70 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (15.91%) Windows Server 2019
8 35 (11.36%) Windows 7
9 23 (7.47%) CentOS
10 14 (4.55%) Unix
11 13 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (3.25%) Windows 8
14 8 (2.60%) Android
15 7 (2.27%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.95%) Fedora
17 5 (1.62%) VMS
18 4 (1.30%) Solaris
18 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (33.77%) ITIL
2 88 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 50 (16.23%) Service Management
4 44 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (12.01%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (11.69%) ITIL V3
7 34 (11.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 32 (10.39%) IT Strategy
9 27 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (7.47%) DevOps
11 21 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
12 18 (5.84%) Infrastructure as Code
12 18 (5.84%) Mentoring
13 17 (5.52%) Project Delivery
14 16 (5.19%) Change Control
15 15 (4.87%) Task Automation
16 14 (4.55%) Machine Learning
16 14 (4.55%) Problem Management
16 14 (4.55%) Project Management
16 14 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 80 (25.97%) PowerShell
2 38 (12.34%) SQL
3 23 (7.47%) Bash Shell
4 22 (7.14%) Python
5 6 (1.95%) C
5 6 (1.95%) Perl
6 4 (1.30%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.97%) VB
7 3 (0.97%) VBA
8 2 (0.65%) VBScript
9 1 (0.32%) Go
9 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (20.78%) Security Cleared
2 52 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 45 (14.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 44 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (12.01%) MCSE
6 36 (11.69%) MCSA
7 24 (7.79%) Degree
8 19 (6.17%) CCNA
8 19 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (5.52%) VCP6
10 16 (5.19%) MCP
11 12 (3.90%) DV Cleared
12 10 (3.25%) RHCE
13 8 (2.60%) CISSP
14 7 (2.27%) GIAC
15 5 (1.62%) CCNP
15 5 (1.62%) VCAP
16 4 (1.30%) DBS Check
17 3 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
17 3 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.79%) SLA
2 11 (3.57%) GDPR
2 11 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (1.95%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 229 (74.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 202 (65.58%) Active Directory
3 80 (25.97%) vSphere
4 66 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 42 (13.64%) Virtual Servers
6 36 (11.69%) VMware NSX
7 33 (10.71%) XenApp
8 24 (7.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 17 (5.52%) Docker
10 15 (4.87%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (4.22%) XenDesktop
12 9 (2.92%) Firmware
13 6 (1.95%) oVirt
13 6 (1.95%) Shibboleth
13 6 (1.95%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 6 (1.95%) vCloud
13 6 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (1.62%) VMware Server
14 5 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.97%) NFS
Systems Management
1 39 (12.66%) SCCM
2 37 (12.01%) vCenter Server
3 28 (9.09%) Ansible
4 22 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (6.17%) Puppet
6 15 (4.87%) Nagios
7 14 (4.55%) vRealize
8 13 (4.22%) SCOM
9 12 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (2.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (2.92%) SCOrch
11 8 (2.60%) Kubernetes
12 7 (2.27%) Backup Exec
12 7 (2.27%) SCVMM
12 7 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (2.27%) WSUS
13 6 (1.95%) Observium
13 6 (1.95%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 6 (1.95%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (1.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 300 (97.40%) VMware
2 202 (65.58%) Microsoft
3 75 (24.35%) Cisco
4 54 (17.53%) Veeam
5 49 (15.91%) Dell
5 49 (15.91%) HP
6 46 (14.94%) Citrix
7 40 (12.99%) Red Hat
8 34 (11.04%) EMC
9 32 (10.39%) NetApp
10 31 (10.06%) Oracle
11 17 (5.52%) Google
12 14 (4.55%) SolarWinds
13 13 (4.22%) Sophos
14 11 (3.57%) IBM
15 10 (3.25%) CommVault
16 8 (2.60%) Isilon
17 7 (2.27%) Asigra
18 6 (1.95%) BMC
18 6 (1.95%) SaltStack