Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 489 465 490
Rank change year-on-year -24 +25 -70
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 712 991 978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.64% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 3.16% 4.30% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 600 790 828
England median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% - -
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £30,175
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -

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 22,564 23,070 21,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.56% 14.86% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 18,508 18,922 18,222
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,039 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.96% +8.97% +5.88%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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
London +18 237 £55,000 - 32
South East -23 170 £42,500 -3.41% 30
North of England -13 128 £36,500 -5.19% 24
North West +31 85 £32,500 +18.18% 10
Midlands -9 67 £38,500 +2.67% 8
South West +6 63 £39,500 -12.22% 15
West Midlands +6 49 £40,000 +6.67% 6
East of England -1 43 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire -32 40 £42,000 -1.18% 12
East Midlands +14 18 £38,500 -0.65% 2
North East +22 3 £46,741 +66.93% 2
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 667 (93.68%) VMware
2 570 (80.06%) Windows
3 465 (65.31%) Active Directory
4 440 (61.80%) Windows Server
5 403 (56.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 326 (45.79%) Microsoft
7 270 (37.92%) Office 365
8 245 (34.41%) Firewall
9 236 (33.15%) Linux
10 235 (33.01%) DNS
11 222 (31.18%) Azure
12 216 (30.34%) Cisco
13 211 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 186 (26.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 182 (25.56%) Citrix
16 178 (25.00%) PowerShell
17 169 (23.74%) DHCP
18 166 (23.31%) ITIL
19 164 (23.03%) SAN
20 160 (22.47%) vCenter Server
21 156 (21.91%) Windows Server 2008
22 155 (21.77%) TCP/IP
23 154 (21.63%) AWS
24 140 (19.66%) vSphere
25 133 (18.68%) Windows 10
26 131 (18.40%) HP
26 131 (18.40%) Hyper-V
27 121 (16.99%) Finance
28 115 (16.15%) SQL Server
29 112 (15.73%) SCCM

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
1 107 (15.03%) MS Exchange
2 57 (8.01%) SharePoint
3 51 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (6.04%) Skype for Business
5 32 (4.49%) IIS
6 19 (2.67%) WebSphere
7 16 (2.25%) Confluence
7 16 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.26%) Apache
9 8 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.84%) nginx
11 6 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.56%) CMS
13 4 (0.56%) Tornado
14 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.28%) JBoss
15 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 73 (10.25%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 270 (37.92%) Office 365
2 222 (31.18%) Azure
3 154 (21.63%) AWS
4 42 (5.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (3.93%) GCP
5 28 (3.93%) IaaS
6 13 (1.83%) SaaS
7 12 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 11 (1.54%) PaaS
8 11 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.42%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.14%) G Suite
11 1 (0.14%) GitHub
11 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 245 (34.41%) Firewall
2 235 (33.01%) DNS
3 169 (23.74%) DHCP
4 164 (23.03%) SAN
5 155 (21.77%) TCP/IP
6 109 (15.31%) WAN
7 100 (14.04%) LAN
8 89 (12.50%) VPN
9 77 (10.81%) VLAN
10 50 (7.02%) VSAN
11 35 (4.92%) Wireless
12 33 (4.63%) Network Security
13 32 (4.49%) MPLS
14 30 (4.21%) Skype
14 30 (4.21%) VoIP
15 29 (4.07%) NAS
15 29 (4.07%) SMTP
16 26 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (3.51%) Internet
17 25 (3.51%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (16.15%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (3.65%) MySQL
4 23 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (1.97%) Big Data
6 14 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.40%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.98%) DB2
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.56%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.42%) Ingres
11 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (3.79%) JIRA
2 26 (3.65%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.67%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.54%) Mercurial
5 7 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.84%) GitLab
7 4 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.42%) MSI
8 3 (0.42%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.42%) TestRail
9 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.28%) Maven
10 1 (0.14%) AutoIt
10 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.14%) Rational Quality Manager
10 1 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.14%) Rational Team Concert
10 1 (0.14%) RubyGems
10 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 121 (16.99%) Finance
2 28 (3.93%) Law
3 26 (3.65%) Public Sector
4 21 (2.95%) Retail
4 21 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.39%) Aerospace
6 16 (2.25%) Banking
7 14 (1.97%) Back Office
8 11 (1.54%) Legal
9 10 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.40%) Online Betting
10 8 (1.12%) Automotive
11 7 (0.98%) Marketing
12 5 (0.70%) Military
13 3 (0.42%) Front Office
13 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Electronics
14 2 (0.28%) Games
15 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.14%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 195 (27.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (12.08%) Administrator
3 74 (10.39%) Systems Administrator
4 66 (9.27%) Support Engineer
5 61 (8.57%) Analyst
6 52 (7.30%) IT Engineer
7 45 (6.32%) Architect
7 45 (6.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 45 (6.32%) Systems Engineer
8 41 (5.76%) IT Support
9 39 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
10 38 (5.34%) Network Engineer
11 37 (5.20%) VMware Engineer
11 37 (5.20%) Windows Engineer
12 33 (4.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 32 (4.49%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support
15 28 (3.93%) Cloud Engineer
16 27 (3.79%) Azure Engineer
17 26 (3.65%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.25%) LDAP
2 12 (1.69%) LAMP
3 9 (1.26%) Web Services
4 8 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (0.84%) .NET
6 4 (0.56%) Web Services Management
7 3 (0.42%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.42%) Middleware
7 3 (0.42%) SAML
8 2 (0.28%) Django
8 2 (0.28%) Java EE
8 2 (0.28%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.14%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.14%) EJB 3.0
9 1 (0.14%) HornetQ
9 1 (0.14%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.14%) Node.js
9 1 (0.14%) Velocity
9 1 (0.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (13.06%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.20%) Replication
4 27 (3.79%) CCTV
5 25 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.37%) Clustering
7 20 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.39%) EMC VNX
9 15 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 15 (2.11%) User Experience
10 14 (1.97%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.97%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.97%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.54%) Video\Live Streaming
13 9 (1.26%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.26%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.98%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 570 (80.06%) Windows
2 440 (61.80%) Windows Server
3 236 (33.15%) Linux
4 186 (26.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 156 (21.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 133 (18.68%) Windows 10
7 71 (9.97%) Windows 7
8 56 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (7.02%) CentOS
10 39 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (4.35%) Ubuntu
12 23 (3.23%) Unix
13 19 (2.67%) Windows 8
14 16 (2.25%) Mac OS
15 15 (2.11%) Mac OS X
16 12 (1.69%) Fedora
17 11 (1.54%) Debian
18 9 (1.26%) VMS
19 6 (0.84%) SUSE
19 6 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 166 (23.31%) ITIL
3 94 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (10.11%) Service Management
6 60 (8.43%) DevOps
7 59 (8.29%) Configuration Management
8 58 (8.15%) Change Management
9 57 (8.01%) Migration
10 53 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
11 46 (6.46%) Project Delivery
12 36 (5.06%) High Availability
13 35 (4.92%) Information Security
14 33 (4.63%) Capacity Management
15 32 (4.49%) Mentoring
15 32 (4.49%) Project Management
15 32 (4.49%) Task Automation
16 31 (4.35%) Server Management
17 30 (4.21%) Asset Management
18 29 (4.07%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 178 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 94 (13.20%) SQL
3 71 (9.97%) Python
4 55 (7.72%) Bash Shell
5 29 (4.07%) C
6 19 (2.67%) Ruby
7 8 (1.12%) Java
8 6 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.84%) Perl
8 6 (0.84%) PHP
8 6 (0.84%) VBScript
9 5 (0.70%) Go
9 5 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.56%) Ada
10 4 (0.56%) C#
10 4 (0.56%) C++
11 1 (0.14%) AWK
11 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 90 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (8.01%) MCSE
5 56 (7.87%) SC Cleared
6 54 (7.58%) Degree
7 48 (6.74%) CCNA
8 44 (6.18%) MCSA
9 35 (4.92%) DV Cleared
10 27 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
12 17 (2.39%) CCNP
12 17 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.83%) RHCA
14 11 (1.54%) MCITP
15 8 (1.12%) CCA
15 8 (1.12%) MCP
16 6 (0.84%) AWS Certification
17 5 (0.70%) CCDA
17 5 (0.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.30%) SLA
2 19 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.54%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.84%) GDPR
6 4 (0.56%) NIST
7 3 (0.42%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.28%) PMO
8 2 (0.28%) QA
8 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) NCSC
9 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 465 (65.31%) Active Directory
2 403 (56.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (19.66%) vSphere
4 131 (18.40%) Hyper-V
5 79 (11.10%) Virtual Machines
6 76 (10.67%) XenApp
7 56 (7.87%) XenDesktop
8 45 (6.32%) VMware NSX
9 40 (5.62%) Docker
10 33 (4.63%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (3.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 25 (3.51%) VirtualBox
12 19 (2.67%) Xen
13 13 (1.83%) KVM
14 12 (1.69%) NFS
14 12 (1.69%) pfSense
14 12 (1.69%) Terminal Server
15 11 (1.54%) Samba
16 10 (1.40%) vCloud
16 10 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 160 (22.47%) vCenter Server
2 112 (15.73%) SCCM
3 70 (9.83%) Ansible
4 69 (9.69%) Puppet
5 45 (6.32%) vRealize
6 41 (5.76%) WSUS
7 33 (4.63%) SCOM
8 32 (4.49%) Kubernetes
9 26 (3.65%) Microsoft Intune
10 24 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (2.95%) Nagios
12 18 (2.53%) ZABBIX
13 14 (1.97%) vMotion
14 13 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
15 12 (1.69%) Backup Exec
15 12 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
16 11 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
17 10 (1.40%) FortiGate
17 10 (1.40%) OpenNMS
18 9 (1.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 667 (93.68%) VMware
2 326 (45.79%) Microsoft
3 216 (30.34%) Cisco
4 182 (25.56%) Citrix
5 131 (18.40%) HP
6 101 (14.19%) Veeam
7 83 (11.66%) Red Hat
8 73 (10.25%) Dell
9 48 (6.74%) NetApp
10 45 (6.32%) EMC
11 44 (6.18%) IBM
12 32 (4.49%) Meraki
12 32 (4.49%) Oracle
13 30 (4.21%) 3PAR
14 29 (4.07%) SolarWinds
15 26 (3.65%) Aruba
16 24 (3.37%) Avaya
17 19 (2.67%) Symantec
18 18 (2.53%) Juniper
18 18 (2.53%) McAfee