Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 510 431 481
Rank change year-on-year -79 +50 -5
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 456 484 807
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.63% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 2.71% 3.58% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 312 382 689
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,275 £29,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% -5.38%
75th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £58,000
90th Percentile £73,625 £72,500 £70,050
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% -2.22%

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 16,849 13,526 22,572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 17.53% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12,641 11,227 18,659
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £25,875
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.62% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £69,199
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 West +7 108 £42,500 +11.84% 8
Midlands +12 95 £37,500 -11.76% 9
London -116 87 £56,500 -5.83% 13
North of England -39 74 £50,000 +21.95% 20
South East -45 74 £45,000 +12.50% 15
West Midlands +9 73 £37,500 - 8
North West -16 58 £50,000 +5.26% 13
East Midlands -22 22 £37,500 -11.76% 1
East of England -14 17 £44,750 +11.88% 2
Yorkshire -50 9 £45,000 +12.50% 6
North East -11 7 £27,500 -26.67% 1
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 437 (95.83%) VMware
2 328 (71.93%) Microsoft
3 316 (69.30%) Windows
4 296 (64.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 247 (54.17%) Azure
5 247 (54.17%) Windows Server
6 240 (52.63%) Active Directory
7 213 (46.71%) PowerShell
8 177 (38.82%) Linux
8 177 (38.82%) Firewall
9 151 (33.11%) ITIL
9 151 (33.11%) AWS
10 128 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 120 (26.32%) Microsoft 365
12 119 (26.10%) Web Services
13 109 (23.90%) Service Management
14 106 (23.25%) VPN
15 105 (23.03%) Python
16 104 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
17 101 (22.15%) Ansible
18 99 (21.71%) Docker
19 98 (21.49%) DNS
20 96 (21.05%) Task Automation
21 95 (20.83%) Infrastructure as Code
21 95 (20.83%) Bash Shell
22 93 (20.39%) Windows Server 2016
22 93 (20.39%) Public Cloud
23 92 (20.18%) Git (software)
24 91 (19.96%) DevOps
24 91 (19.96%) vCenter Server

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 89 (19.52%) MS Exchange
2 87 (19.08%) Confluence
3 52 (11.40%) IIS
4 28 (6.14%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.97%) nginx
8 7 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.32%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.66%) Apache
11 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 31 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 247 (54.17%) Azure
2 151 (33.11%) AWS
3 120 (26.32%) Microsoft 365
4 46 (10.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (6.80%) GCP
6 12 (2.63%) IaaS
7 11 (2.41%) OneDrive
8 10 (2.19%) SaaS
9 8 (1.75%) Mimecast
9 8 (1.75%) PaaS
10 7 (1.54%) Azure Storage
11 6 (1.32%) Google Workspace
12 5 (1.10%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (1.10%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.88%) Kong
14 3 (0.66%) Dropbox
15 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.44%) Amazon EKS
15 2 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 177 (38.82%) Firewall
2 106 (23.25%) VPN
3 98 (21.49%) DNS
4 84 (18.42%) VLAN
5 80 (17.54%) IPv4
6 79 (17.32%) DHCP
7 73 (16.01%) SAN
7 73 (16.01%) TCP/IP
8 66 (14.47%) OSPF
9 49 (10.75%) VSAN
10 41 (8.99%) WAN
11 34 (7.46%) LAN
12 26 (5.70%) VoIP
13 18 (3.95%) Remote Desktop
14 14 (3.07%) SMTP
15 12 (2.63%) HTTP
16 11 (2.41%) SSL
17 10 (2.19%) NetScaler
18 9 (1.97%) MPLS
19 8 (1.75%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.32%) Big Data
4 4 (0.88%) MySQL
4 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.22%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.22%) DB2
7 1 (0.22%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.22%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 92 (20.18%) Git (software)
2 85 (18.64%) JIRA
3 80 (17.54%) Subversion
4 6 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.10%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.44%) Rational Team Concert
6 2 (0.44%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.22%) GitLab
7 1 (0.22%) MSI
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 53 (11.62%) Social Skills
2 40 (8.77%) Finance
3 31 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.63%) Military
5 10 (2.19%) Banking
6 9 (1.97%) Documentation Skills
6 9 (1.97%) Public Sector
6 9 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.32%) Law
7 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.10%) Back Office
8 5 (1.10%) Legal
8 5 (1.10%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.44%) Electronics
10 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.44%) Games
10 2 (0.44%) Marketing
10 2 (0.44%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 113 (24.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (14.04%) IT Engineer
3 55 (12.06%) VMware Engineer
4 52 (11.40%) Support Engineer
5 48 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
6 46 (10.09%) Linux Engineer
7 36 (7.89%) Azure Engineer
8 35 (7.68%) Analyst
9 32 (7.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 32 (7.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (6.36%) Project Engineer
11 28 (6.14%) IT Support
12 25 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
13 23 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
14 22 (4.82%) Server Engineer
15 21 (4.61%) Active Directory Engineer
15 21 (4.61%) Consultant
15 21 (4.61%) IT Support Engineer
16 19 (4.17%) Lead Systems Engineer
16 19 (4.17%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (26.10%) Web Services
2 13 (2.85%) LDAP
3 12 (2.63%) 802.1X
4 6 (1.32%) .NET
4 6 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (1.10%) Kafka
6 4 (0.88%) Middleware
7 3 (0.66%) Node.js
7 3 (0.66%) REST
8 2 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.44%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.44%) CSS
8 2 (0.44%) CSS3
8 2 (0.44%) Django
8 2 (0.44%) Flask
8 2 (0.44%) HTML
8 2 (0.44%) HTML5
8 2 (0.44%) Java EE
8 2 (0.44%) JSON
8 2 (0.44%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 93 (20.39%) Public Cloud
2 75 (16.45%) Clustering
3 57 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 32 (7.02%) Enterprise Storage
5 27 (5.92%) PKI
6 26 (5.70%) Replication
7 24 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (4.39%) Private Cloud
9 13 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (2.63%) Management Information System
11 10 (2.19%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.32%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.32%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.32%) EMC VNXe
12 6 (1.32%) FlexPod
12 6 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 4 (0.88%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.66%) Cybercrime
15 2 (0.44%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 316 (69.30%) Windows
2 247 (54.17%) Windows Server
3 177 (38.82%) Linux
4 93 (20.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 79 (17.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (15.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (11.62%) CentOS
8 49 (10.75%) Unix
9 48 (10.53%) Windows Server 2019
10 47 (10.31%) Ubuntu
11 46 (10.09%) Windows 10
12 27 (5.92%) Windows 7
13 13 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (1.75%) VMS
16 6 (1.32%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.10%) Android
18 4 (0.88%) Windows 8
19 2 (0.44%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (33.11%) ITIL
2 128 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 109 (23.90%) Service Management
4 104 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (21.05%) Task Automation
6 95 (20.83%) Infrastructure as Code
7 91 (19.96%) DevOps
8 88 (19.30%) Configuration Management
9 82 (17.98%) Scrum
9 82 (17.98%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 80 (17.54%) DevSecOps
10 80 (17.54%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 80 (17.54%) SDLC
11 79 (17.32%) Data Science
11 79 (17.32%) Machine Learning
12 78 (17.11%) Cyber Intelligence
12 78 (17.11%) Software Testing
13 44 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (7.68%) Load Balancing
15 32 (7.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 213 (46.71%) PowerShell
2 105 (23.03%) Python
3 95 (20.83%) Bash Shell
4 38 (8.33%) SQL
5 11 (2.41%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.75%) C
7 6 (1.32%) Java
8 5 (1.10%) Go
9 4 (0.88%) C#
9 4 (0.88%) VBScript
10 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.66%) Perl
11 2 (0.44%) CFML
11 2 (0.44%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.22%) VB
12 1 (0.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 55 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (10.31%) Security Cleared
3 42 (9.21%) GIAC
4 38 (8.33%) RHCE
5 37 (8.11%) MCSE
6 36 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 35 (7.68%) CCNA
7 35 (7.68%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (7.24%) MCSA
8 33 (7.24%) SC Cleared
9 30 (6.58%) Degree
10 18 (3.95%) CCNP
11 16 (3.51%) DV Cleared
12 11 (2.41%) MCP
13 5 (1.10%) HNC
13 5 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (0.88%) CCENT
14 4 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
15 3 (0.66%) AWS Certification
15 3 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.48%) SLA
2 8 (1.75%) GDPR
3 7 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 7 (1.54%) NIST
4 6 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.10%) NCSC
6 3 (0.66%) PMO
7 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 296 (64.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 240 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 99 (21.71%) Docker
4 74 (16.23%) vSphere
5 71 (15.57%) Hyper-V
6 36 (7.89%) VMware NSX
6 36 (7.89%) XenApp
7 29 (6.36%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (5.48%) XenDesktop
9 22 (4.82%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (3.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (2.19%) vCloud
12 8 (1.75%) Firmware
12 8 (1.75%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (1.54%) Terminal Server
13 7 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (1.32%) NFS
14 6 (1.32%) Shibboleth
15 5 (1.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 101 (22.15%) Ansible
2 91 (19.96%) vCenter Server
3 88 (19.30%) Puppet
4 70 (15.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 48 (10.53%) SCCM
6 28 (6.14%) SCOM
7 27 (5.92%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (4.82%) vRealize
9 21 (4.61%) SCOrch
10 19 (4.17%) Kubernetes
11 15 (3.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (2.85%) Terraform
13 12 (2.63%) Backup Exec
14 11 (2.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 11 (2.41%) Failover Clustering
15 10 (2.19%) SCVMM
15 10 (2.19%) Single Sign-On
16 9 (1.97%) Nagios
17 8 (1.75%) Packer
18 7 (1.54%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 437 (95.83%) VMware
2 328 (71.93%) Microsoft
3 90 (19.74%) Cisco
4 75 (16.45%) Citrix
5 65 (14.25%) Red Hat
6 63 (13.82%) Veeam
7 51 (11.18%) Oracle
8 47 (10.31%) Dell
9 44 (9.65%) EMC
9 44 (9.65%) HP
10 41 (8.99%) NetApp
11 31 (6.80%) Google
12 17 (3.73%) 3PAR
13 16 (3.51%) Sophos
14 12 (2.63%) Juniper
14 12 (2.63%) SolarWinds
14 12 (2.63%) Symantec
15 10 (2.19%) Avaya
16 9 (1.97%) BMC
16 9 (1.97%) CA