Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 435 463 481
Rank change year-on-year +28 +18 +8
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 444 598 816
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.57% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 3.17% 3.32% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 300 463 668
10th Percentile £26,500 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £33,438 £37,375 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £57,813 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £71,350 £65,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% -3.26%

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 14,000 18,032 22,632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.96% 17.21% 16.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11,512 14,958 18,564
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £35,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £83,750
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 11 April 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 11 April 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 +25 99 £38,000 -5.00% 11
South East +74 95 £45,000 - 16
London +9 95 £55,750 +1.36% 20
Midlands +60 87 £36,250 -9.38% 13
West Midlands +59 65 £36,000 +2.86% 8
North of England -11 54 £51,250 +25.00% 10
North West +15 44 £55,000 +22.22% 5
East Midlands +22 24 £33,750 -20.59% 5
East of England +44 13 £43,750 +9.38% 8
North East +15 6 £27,500 -33.73% 1
Yorkshire -10 4 £26,500 -34.92% 4
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 432 (97.30%) VMware
2 328 (73.87%) Windows
3 302 (68.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 293 (65.99%) Microsoft
5 251 (56.53%) Active Directory
6 235 (52.93%) Windows Server
7 218 (49.10%) Azure
8 179 (40.32%) PowerShell
9 172 (38.74%) Linux
10 150 (33.78%) ITIL
11 144 (32.43%) Firewall
12 130 (29.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 127 (28.60%) AWS
14 121 (27.25%) Microsoft 365
15 114 (25.68%) DNS
16 107 (24.10%) Windows Server 2016
17 104 (23.42%) Service Management
18 96 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
19 92 (20.72%) vSphere
20 91 (20.50%) Cisco
21 89 (20.05%) DHCP
22 87 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
23 86 (19.37%) Web Services
24 84 (18.92%) Ansible
25 83 (18.69%) MS Exchange
26 80 (18.02%) VPN
27 79 (17.79%) TCP/IP
27 79 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
27 79 (17.79%) vCenter Server
28 77 (17.34%) Python

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 83 (18.69%) MS Exchange
2 68 (15.32%) Confluence
3 40 (9.01%) IIS
4 25 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (4.95%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (1.35%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.68%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.45%) nginx
11 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (7.88%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 218 (49.10%) Azure
2 127 (28.60%) AWS
3 121 (27.25%) Microsoft 365
4 38 (8.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (6.08%) GCP
6 13 (2.93%) SaaS
7 9 (2.03%) IaaS
8 8 (1.80%) Google Workspace
9 7 (1.58%) Mimecast
10 6 (1.35%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.13%) PaaS
12 3 (0.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.68%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.68%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.45%) Cloud Run
13 2 (0.45%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.45%) Kong
13 2 (0.45%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.45%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 144 (32.43%) Firewall
2 114 (25.68%) DNS
3 89 (20.05%) DHCP
4 80 (18.02%) VPN
5 79 (17.79%) TCP/IP
6 68 (15.32%) SAN
7 66 (14.86%) VLAN
8 60 (13.51%) IPv4
9 53 (11.94%) VSAN
10 47 (10.59%) OSPF
11 33 (7.43%) VoIP
12 26 (5.86%) WAN
13 24 (5.41%) LAN
14 19 (4.28%) Remote Desktop
15 13 (2.93%) SMTP
16 11 (2.48%) MPLS
16 11 (2.48%) NetScaler
17 10 (2.25%) FTP
17 10 (2.25%) HTTP
17 10 (2.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.90%) Amazon Athena
5 4 (0.90%) Big Data
5 4 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.23%) DB2
7 1 (0.23%) MySQL
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 68 (15.32%) Git (software)
2 62 (13.96%) JIRA
3 60 (13.51%) Subversion
4 3 (0.68%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.45%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.23%) GitLab
General
1 48 (10.81%) Finance
2 13 (2.93%) Military
3 12 (2.70%) Banking
4 7 (1.58%) Legal
4 7 (1.58%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.58%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.35%) Law
6 5 (1.13%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.45%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 117 (26.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 75 (16.89%) IT Engineer
3 56 (12.61%) Support Engineer
4 51 (11.49%) VMware Engineer
5 41 (9.23%) Linux Engineer
6 39 (8.78%) Systems Engineer
7 37 (8.33%) Analyst
7 37 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (7.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 33 (7.43%) IT Support
10 31 (6.98%) Server Engineer
11 27 (6.08%) Azure Engineer
12 23 (5.18%) IT Support Engineer
13 22 (4.95%) Project Engineer
14 20 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
14 20 (4.50%) Consultant
15 19 (4.28%) Active Directory Engineer
15 19 (4.28%) Administrator
15 19 (4.28%) Windows Engineer
16 18 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (19.37%) Web Services
2 10 (2.25%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (0.68%) Middleware
4 2 (0.45%) .NET
4 2 (0.45%) Kafka
5 1 (0.23%) COM
5 1 (0.23%) LDAP
5 1 (0.23%) Leaflet
5 1 (0.23%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 63 (14.19%) Clustering
2 60 (13.51%) Public Cloud
3 43 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (9.01%) Data Centre
5 28 (6.31%) Enterprise Storage
5 28 (6.31%) Replication
6 16 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (3.38%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.70%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.70%) EMC VNX
8 12 (2.70%) PKI
9 10 (2.25%) Private Cloud
9 10 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (2.03%) EMC VNXe
10 9 (2.03%) FlexPod
10 9 (2.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 5 (1.13%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.90%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.23%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 328 (73.87%) Windows
2 235 (52.93%) Windows Server
3 172 (38.74%) Linux
4 107 (24.10%) Windows Server 2016
5 96 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 79 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (15.32%) Windows 10
8 53 (11.94%) CentOS
9 44 (9.91%) Windows Server 2019
10 39 (8.78%) Ubuntu
11 34 (7.66%) Windows 7
12 33 (7.43%) Unix
13 14 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (2.93%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (2.25%) Android
16 9 (2.03%) VMS
17 8 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (1.58%) Fedora
19 4 (0.90%) Apple iOS
19 4 (0.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (33.78%) ITIL
2 130 (29.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 104 (23.42%) Service Management
4 87 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
6 70 (15.77%) Task Automation
7 67 (15.09%) Configuration Management
8 66 (14.86%) DevOps
9 63 (14.19%) Machine Learning
9 63 (14.19%) Scrum
10 61 (13.74%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 60 (13.51%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 59 (13.29%) Data Science
12 59 (13.29%) DevSecOps
12 59 (13.29%) SDLC
13 58 (13.06%) Cyber Intelligence
13 58 (13.06%) Software Testing
14 56 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (7.43%) ITIL V3
16 31 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 179 (40.32%) PowerShell
2 77 (17.34%) Python
3 75 (16.89%) Bash Shell
4 40 (9.01%) SQL
5 13 (2.93%) C
6 4 (0.90%) Perl
6 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.68%) VBA
8 2 (0.45%) C#
8 2 (0.45%) Go
8 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.45%) VBScript
9 1 (0.23%) Ruby
9 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 53 (11.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 41 (9.23%) MCSE
3 41 (9.23%) SC Cleared
4 40 (9.01%) MCSA
5 36 (8.11%) CCNA
5 36 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (7.88%) Degree
7 26 (5.86%) GIAC
8 25 (5.63%) RHCE
9 15 (3.38%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.93%) MCP
11 12 (2.70%) VCP6
12 10 (2.25%) CCNP
13 8 (1.80%) CISSP
14 5 (1.13%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (1.13%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (0.90%) HNC
16 3 (0.68%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.73%) SLA
2 11 (2.48%) GDPR
3 9 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.45%) NCSC
6 2 (0.45%) NIST
7 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 302 (68.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 251 (56.53%) Active Directory
3 92 (20.72%) vSphere
4 73 (16.44%) Hyper-V
5 72 (16.22%) Docker
6 40 (9.01%) VMware NSX
7 37 (8.33%) XenApp
8 27 (6.08%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (5.41%) XenDesktop
10 19 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (3.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (2.70%) Firmware
13 11 (2.48%) vCloud
14 8 (1.80%) Shibboleth
15 7 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (1.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 5 (1.13%) NFS
17 5 (1.13%) oVirt
17 5 (1.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
18 3 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 84 (18.92%) Ansible
2 79 (17.79%) vCenter Server
3 72 (16.22%) Puppet
4 56 (12.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 42 (9.46%) SCCM
6 28 (6.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 23 (5.18%) vRealize
8 22 (4.95%) SCOM
9 18 (4.05%) Nagios
10 15 (3.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 14 (3.15%) SCOrch
12 11 (2.48%) Kubernetes
13 10 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (2.03%) Backup Exec
14 9 (2.03%) BladeLogic
14 9 (2.03%) Terraform
14 9 (2.03%) vMotion
15 8 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (1.80%) SolarWinds Orion
16 7 (1.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 432 (97.30%) VMware
2 293 (65.99%) Microsoft
3 91 (20.50%) Cisco
4 76 (17.12%) Veeam
5 61 (13.74%) Citrix
5 61 (13.74%) Red Hat
6 52 (11.71%) Dell
7 51 (11.49%) HP
8 47 (10.59%) EMC
9 44 (9.91%) Oracle
10 37 (8.33%) NetApp
11 31 (6.98%) Google
12 16 (3.60%) Sophos
13 15 (3.38%) 3PAR
14 11 (2.48%) Avaya
14 11 (2.48%) BMC
14 11 (2.48%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.25%) CommVault
15 10 (2.25%) McAfee
15 10 (2.25%) Symantec