Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 451 460 422
Rank change year-on-year +9 -38 -49
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 972 1,019 1,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.62% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 4.20% 4.74% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 776 883 1,127
England median annual salary £45,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23,152 21,512 22,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.08% 13.12% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 18,968 18,227 19,062
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 -51 337 £55,000 +4.76% 60
South East +27 220 £44,000 +10.00% 20
North of England +3 147 £38,500 +2.67% 41
East of England +76 106 £52,500 +20.00% 15
Midlands +28 96 £37,500 +1.35% 17
North West +41 82 £27,500 -15.38% 17
West Midlands +49 67 £35,000 -4.11% 8
South West -22 64 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Yorkshire -30 62 £45,000 +12.50% 24
East Midlands -7 29 £38,000 -10.59% 9
North East -6 3 £28,000 +1.82%
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 931 (95.78%) VMware
2 752 (77.37%) Windows
3 618 (63.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 528 (54.32%) Windows Server
5 508 (52.26%) Active Directory
6 499 (51.34%) Microsoft
7 379 (38.99%) Linux
8 333 (34.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 287 (29.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 271 (27.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 259 (26.65%) Hyper-V
12 254 (26.13%) Firewall
13 252 (25.93%) DNS
14 251 (25.82%) Citrix
14 251 (25.82%) Microsoft Azure
15 241 (24.79%) PowerShell
16 237 (24.38%) ITIL
17 234 (24.07%) vCenter Server
18 219 (22.53%) Office 365
19 217 (22.33%) SQL Server
20 211 (21.71%) SAN
20 211 (21.71%) Cisco
21 206 (21.19%) MS Exchange
22 202 (20.78%) vSphere
23 197 (20.27%) DHCP
24 168 (17.28%) XenApp
25 163 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
26 162 (16.67%) Finance
27 160 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
28 157 (16.15%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 206 (21.19%) MS Exchange
2 91 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 87 (8.95%) IIS
4 74 (7.61%) Skype for Business
5 67 (6.89%) SharePoint
6 61 (6.28%) OpenStack
7 57 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 34 (3.50%) Tomcat
9 27 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 26 (2.67%) Apache
11 23 (2.37%) GlassFish
12 17 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (1.44%) Confluence
14 13 (1.34%) JBoss
14 13 (1.34%) WebLogic
14 13 (1.34%) WebSphere
15 11 (1.13%) MQSeries
15 11 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 10 (1.03%) nginx
17 9 (0.93%) CloudStack
Applications
1 53 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) PlanetPress Connect
2 2 (0.21%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 251 (25.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 219 (22.53%) Office 365
3 160 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (3.81%) IaaS
5 32 (3.29%) SaaS
6 28 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (2.47%) PaaS
8 19 (1.95%) OneDrive
9 17 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (1.75%) Amazon S3
10 16 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (1.54%) OpenShift
12 12 (1.23%) Mimecast
13 11 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.82%) Serverless
15 4 (0.41%) GitHub
16 3 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 254 (26.13%) Firewall
2 252 (25.93%) DNS
3 211 (21.71%) SAN
4 197 (20.27%) DHCP
5 146 (15.02%) TCP/IP
6 124 (12.76%) LAN
7 103 (10.60%) WAN
8 101 (10.39%) VPN
9 73 (7.51%) NetScaler
10 53 (5.45%) Skype
11 51 (5.25%) VLAN
12 41 (4.22%) Internet
13 35 (3.60%) iSCSI
13 35 (3.60%) NAS
14 31 (3.19%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (2.88%) VSAN
15 28 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
16 27 (2.78%) VoIP
16 27 (2.78%) Wireless
17 26 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (22.33%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.17%) MySQL
3 36 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (2.88%) Big Data
5 21 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
6 19 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.13%) MariaDB
9 9 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
13 3 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.31%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.31%) Power BI
13 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (5.14%) JIRA
2 45 (4.63%) Jenkins
3 42 (4.32%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.95%) WinDbg
5 18 (1.85%) Mercurial
6 16 (1.65%) Redmine
7 10 (1.03%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.82%) git-flow
9 5 (0.51%) GitLab
9 5 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.41%) Bugzilla
10 4 (0.41%) Buildbot
10 4 (0.41%) Chocolatey
10 4 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.41%) Trac
10 4 (0.41%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.31%) MSI
11 3 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 162 (16.67%) Finance
2 31 (3.19%) Law
3 25 (2.57%) Advertising
4 23 (2.37%) Games
5 22 (2.26%) Banking
6 18 (1.85%) Retail
7 17 (1.75%) Legal
8 16 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.44%) Electronics
10 12 (1.23%) German Language
10 12 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.13%) French Language
11 11 (1.13%) Marketing
11 11 (1.13%) Swedish Language
12 8 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.72%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.51%) Back Office
15 4 (0.41%) Military
16 2 (0.21%) Online Betting
17 1 (0.10%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 256 (26.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (9.57%) Systems Engineer
3 88 (9.05%) Linux Engineer
4 85 (8.74%) Administrator
5 83 (8.54%) VMware Engineer
6 73 (7.51%) Support Engineer
7 66 (6.79%) Windows Engineer
8 65 (6.69%) Systems Administrator
9 62 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 57 (5.86%) Analyst
11 54 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
12 46 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 42 (4.32%) Citrix Engineer
14 41 (4.22%) Architect
15 40 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
15 40 (4.12%) Infrastructure Support
15 40 (4.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 37 (3.81%) Team Leader
17 35 (3.60%) Desktop Support
18 34 (3.50%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.42%) Web Services
2 34 (3.50%) LAMP
3 15 (1.54%) Middleware
4 12 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
5 11 (1.13%) ActiveMQ
5 11 (1.13%) EJB
5 11 (1.13%) EJB 3.0
5 11 (1.13%) HornetQ
5 11 (1.13%) Java EE
5 11 (1.13%) Java SE
5 11 (1.13%) JMS
5 11 (1.13%) Velocity
6 9 (0.93%) .NET
7 8 (0.82%) JSON
7 8 (0.82%) LDAP
8 6 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
8 6 (0.62%) OpenVZ
9 5 (0.51%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 125 (12.86%) Data Centre
2 101 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (6.69%) Private Cloud
4 57 (5.86%) Replication
5 48 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (4.22%) Computer Science
7 35 (3.60%) Enterprise Storage
8 32 (3.29%) EMC VNX
9 29 (2.98%) Management Information System
10 28 (2.88%) Clustering
11 24 (2.47%) User Experience
12 21 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (2.16%) Public Cloud
12 21 (2.16%) Video\Live Streaming
13 17 (1.75%) Driving Licence
14 16 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (1.23%) HP Storage
15 12 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (1.03%) EMC VMAX
17 8 (0.82%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 752 (77.37%) Windows
2 528 (54.32%) Windows Server
3 379 (38.99%) Linux
4 287 (29.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 271 (27.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 143 (14.71%) Windows 10
7 114 (11.73%) Windows 7
8 95 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 66 (6.79%) CentOS
10 60 (6.17%) Unix
11 48 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 38 (3.91%) Ubuntu
13 34 (3.50%) Debian
14 27 (2.78%) Windows 8
15 20 (2.06%) Fedora
16 17 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
17 14 (1.44%) Mac OS X
18 13 (1.34%) Mac OS
19 12 (1.23%) AIX
19 12 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (34.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 237 (24.38%) ITIL
3 163 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
4 113 (11.63%) DevOps
5 100 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (9.26%) Service Management
7 81 (8.33%) Project Management
8 79 (8.13%) Root Cause Analysis
9 68 (7.00%) Configuration Management
10 67 (6.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 67 (6.89%) Migration
11 61 (6.28%) Disaster Recovery
12 59 (6.07%) Problem Management
13 57 (5.86%) Mentoring
14 47 (4.84%) High Availability
15 46 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
15 46 (4.73%) Service Delivery
16 45 (4.63%) Incident Management
17 43 (4.42%) PRINCE2
18 41 (4.22%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 241 (24.79%) PowerShell
2 136 (13.99%) Bash Shell
3 131 (13.48%) Python
4 93 (9.57%) SQL
5 48 (4.94%) C
6 37 (3.81%) Perl
7 31 (3.19%) Ruby
8 26 (2.67%) Java
9 23 (2.37%) Shell Script
10 22 (2.26%) VBScript
11 17 (1.75%) PHP
12 15 (1.54%) Korn
13 13 (1.34%) Go
14 12 (1.23%) JavaScript
15 9 (0.93%) AWK
16 6 (0.62%) VB
17 5 (0.51%) C#
18 3 (0.31%) C++
19 1 (0.10%) R
19 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 157 (16.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (12.65%) MCSE
3 103 (10.60%) Degree
4 96 (9.88%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (8.95%) CCNA
5 87 (8.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 79 (8.13%) Security Cleared
7 49 (5.04%) Citrix Certification
8 42 (4.32%) MCSA
9 41 (4.22%) ITIL Certification
10 40 (4.12%) DV Cleared
11 30 (3.09%) SC Cleared
12 27 (2.78%) Linux+ Certification
13 26 (2.67%) CISSP
13 26 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (2.67%) MCITP
14 24 (2.47%) CompTIA Security+
14 24 (2.47%) GIAC
14 24 (2.47%) SANS
14 24 (2.47%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.42%) SLA
2 17 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.54%) GDPR
4 11 (1.13%) COBIT
5 4 (0.41%) ISO 22301
5 4 (0.41%) QA
6 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.21%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 618 (63.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 508 (52.26%) Active Directory
3 259 (26.65%) Hyper-V
4 202 (20.78%) vSphere
5 168 (17.28%) XenApp
6 127 (13.07%) XenDesktop
7 86 (8.85%) Docker
8 60 (6.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 39 (4.01%) Virtual Machines
10 35 (3.60%) VMware NSX
11 31 (3.19%) NFS
12 27 (2.78%) BitLocker
13 26 (2.67%) Xen
14 25 (2.57%) Samba
15 24 (2.47%) XenServer
16 23 (2.37%) VirtualBox
17 22 (2.26%) Terminal Services
18 21 (2.16%) KVM
19 15 (1.54%) Firmware
19 15 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 234 (24.07%) vCenter Server
2 146 (15.02%) SCCM
3 131 (13.48%) Puppet
4 93 (9.57%) Ansible
5 64 (6.58%) Kubernetes
6 61 (6.28%) vRealize
7 57 (5.86%) WSUS
8 55 (5.66%) Nagios
9 51 (5.25%) Opscode Chef
10 47 (4.84%) SCOM
11 36 (3.70%) Backup Exec
12 32 (3.29%) SCOrch
13 26 (2.67%) Terraform
14 25 (2.57%) XenMobile
15 22 (2.26%) Docker Swarm
16 21 (2.16%) Perfmon
17 20 (2.06%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 16 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
18 16 (1.65%) SCVMM
19 14 (1.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 931 (95.78%) VMware
2 499 (51.34%) Microsoft
3 251 (25.82%) Citrix
4 211 (21.71%) Cisco
5 116 (11.93%) Red Hat
6 111 (11.42%) HP
7 104 (10.70%) NetApp
8 95 (9.77%) Veeam
9 90 (9.26%) EMC
10 75 (7.72%) SolarWinds
11 61 (6.28%) Dell
12 49 (5.04%) ServiceNow
13 44 (4.53%) IBM
14 41 (4.22%) BMC
14 41 (4.22%) Symantec
15 38 (3.91%) McAfee
16 33 (3.40%) Oracle
17 32 (3.29%) 3PAR
18 30 (3.09%) Ivanti
19 26 (2.67%) Brocade