Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 460 491 409
Rank change year-on-year +31 -82 -67
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 977 973 1,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.58% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 4.18% 4.59% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 757 852 1,292
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £28,525
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%

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 23,376 21,185 23,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.76% 12.72% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 18,968 17,954 19,990
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 £23,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -53 327 £55,000 +4.76% 37
South East +10 190 £47,500 +11.76% 28
North of England -6 143 £38,500 +5.48% 23
East of England +118 135 £50,000 +25.00% 13
Midlands +83 125 £40,000 +7.38% 12
West Midlands +78 91 £40,000 +9.59% 7
Yorkshire -6 77 £41,500 +10.67% 9
North West +20 65 £21,000 -36.84% 11
South West -19 57 £42,500 +6.25% 12
East Midlands +14 34 £40,000 +6.67% 5
North East -23 1 £27,000 -0.92% 3
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 941 (96.32%) VMware
2 781 (79.94%) Windows
3 610 (62.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 551 (56.40%) Windows Server
5 516 (52.81%) Active Directory
6 498 (50.97%) Microsoft
7 379 (38.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 341 (34.90%) Linux
9 287 (29.38%) Hyper-V
10 279 (28.56%) Citrix
11 272 (27.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 269 (27.53%) Firewall
13 264 (27.02%) SAN
14 262 (26.82%) Microsoft Azure
15 257 (26.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 246 (25.18%) MS Exchange
17 241 (24.67%) ITIL
18 239 (24.46%) Office 365
19 229 (23.44%) vSphere
20 224 (22.93%) DNS
21 220 (22.52%) Cisco
22 216 (22.11%) vCenter Server
23 191 (19.55%) PowerShell
24 188 (19.24%) XenApp
25 184 (18.83%) SQL Server
26 180 (18.42%) DHCP
27 179 (18.32%) Finance
27 179 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
28 165 (16.89%) Problem-Solving
29 157 (16.07%) XenDesktop

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
1 246 (25.18%) MS Exchange
2 114 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 68 (6.96%) IIS
4 68 (6.96%) Skype for Business
5 62 (6.35%) SharePoint
6 51 (5.22%) OpenStack
7 35 (3.58%) Tomcat
8 34 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 25 (2.56%) Apache
9 25 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.43%) Confluence
11 12 (1.23%) GlassFish
11 12 (1.23%) JBoss
11 12 (1.23%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.23%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
12 10 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.82%) nginx
14 7 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.10%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 262 (26.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 239 (24.46%) Office 365
3 179 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (3.48%) IaaS
5 33 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (3.17%) PaaS
7 24 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (2.25%) SaaS
9 19 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (1.94%) Amazon S3
10 15 (1.54%) OneDrive
11 13 (1.33%) Serverless
12 12 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (1.23%) Mimecast
13 10 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.72%) G Suite
17 5 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 269 (27.53%) Firewall
2 264 (27.02%) SAN
3 224 (22.93%) DNS
4 180 (18.42%) DHCP
5 153 (15.66%) TCP/IP
6 149 (15.25%) LAN
7 138 (14.12%) WAN
8 92 (9.42%) NetScaler
9 65 (6.65%) VPN
10 62 (6.35%) Skype
11 48 (4.91%) VLAN
12 47 (4.81%) NAS
13 42 (4.30%) Cisco ASA
14 39 (3.99%) Internet
15 35 (3.58%) SSL
16 34 (3.48%) iSCSI
17 33 (3.38%) IPsec
17 33 (3.38%) VoIP
18 30 (3.07%) VSAN
19 28 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (18.83%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.40%) MySQL
3 32 (3.28%) Big Data
4 21 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (0.61%) MariaDB
9 6 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.31%) Power BI
10 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.20%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.20%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (4.30%) Jenkins
2 37 (3.79%) Git (software)
2 37 (3.79%) JIRA
3 17 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.13%) Redmine
5 10 (1.02%) WinDbg
6 9 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.82%) Mercurial
7 8 (0.82%) MSI
8 7 (0.72%) SoapUI
8 7 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.72%) WiX
9 6 (0.61%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.51%) Bugzilla
10 5 (0.51%) Buildbot
10 5 (0.51%) Chocolatey
10 5 (0.51%) Trac
10 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 179 (18.32%) Finance
2 42 (4.30%) Law
3 36 (3.68%) Advertising
3 36 (3.68%) Legal
4 27 (2.76%) Marketing
5 23 (2.35%) Retail
6 19 (1.94%) Banking
6 19 (1.94%) Games
7 12 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.82%) German Language
9 7 (0.72%) Back Office
10 6 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.41%) Electronics
12 4 (0.41%) French Language
12 4 (0.41%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.41%) Military
12 4 (0.41%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 257 (26.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 113 (11.57%) Systems Engineer
3 82 (8.39%) Support Engineer
4 81 (8.29%) VMware Engineer
5 74 (7.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 66 (6.76%) Infrastructure Support
7 62 (6.35%) Analyst
8 60 (6.14%) Windows Engineer
9 59 (6.04%) Linux Engineer
10 58 (5.94%) Administrator
11 53 (5.42%) Team Leader
12 49 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
13 45 (4.61%) Architect
13 45 (4.61%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 45 (4.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 44 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
15 43 (4.40%) Infrastructure Team Leader
16 42 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
17 40 (4.09%) Citrix Engineer
17 40 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.94%) Web Services
2 23 (2.35%) LAMP
3 18 (1.84%) JSON
4 17 (1.74%) Middleware
5 13 (1.33%) .NET
6 12 (1.23%) LDAP
7 11 (1.13%) REST
7 11 (1.13%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (1.02%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.02%) JMS
8 10 (1.02%) Velocity
9 9 (0.92%) HTML
9 9 (0.92%) SOAP
10 7 (0.72%) CSS
10 7 (0.72%) MFC
10 7 (0.72%) WCF
10 7 (0.72%) WPF
10 7 (0.72%) XML
10 7 (0.72%) XSD
10 7 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 130 (13.31%) Data Centre
2 89 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
4 52 (5.32%) Private Cloud
5 47 (4.81%) Computer Science
6 41 (4.20%) Public Cloud
6 41 (4.20%) Replication
7 39 (3.99%) Enterprise Storage
8 33 (3.38%) Management Information System
9 31 (3.17%) EMC VNX
10 27 (2.76%) Clustering
11 21 (2.15%) HP Storage
12 18 (1.84%) Driving Licence
13 17 (1.74%) User Experience
14 14 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (1.33%) Fat Client
15 13 (1.33%) Thin Client
16 12 (1.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 781 (79.94%) Windows
2 551 (56.40%) Windows Server
3 341 (34.90%) Linux
4 272 (27.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 257 (26.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 119 (12.18%) Windows 10
6 119 (12.18%) Windows 7
7 93 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 60 (6.14%) Unix
9 59 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (4.81%) CentOS
11 31 (3.17%) Ubuntu
12 30 (3.07%) Windows 8
13 27 (2.76%) Debian
14 18 (1.84%) HPUX
15 17 (1.74%) Fedora
15 17 (1.74%) Solaris
16 16 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
17 14 (1.43%) Mac OS
18 11 (1.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (38.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 241 (24.67%) ITIL
3 165 (16.89%) Problem-Solving
4 101 (10.34%) DevOps
5 86 (8.80%) Project Management
6 77 (7.88%) Migration
7 74 (7.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 71 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 70 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (7.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 63 (6.45%) Service Management
12 55 (5.63%) Service Delivery
13 53 (5.42%) Configuration Management
14 51 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
15 48 (4.91%) Mentoring
16 46 (4.71%) PRINCE2
17 45 (4.61%) Problem Management
18 42 (4.30%) Tech Ops
19 40 (4.09%) Business Continuity
19 40 (4.09%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (19.55%) PowerShell
2 96 (9.83%) Python
3 89 (9.11%) Bash Shell
4 87 (8.90%) SQL
5 37 (3.79%) Perl
6 33 (3.38%) Ruby
7 31 (3.17%) C
8 25 (2.56%) Java
9 19 (1.94%) JavaScript
10 18 (1.84%) PHP
11 12 (1.23%) Go
11 12 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.23%) VBScript
12 11 (1.13%) C#
12 11 (1.13%) Korn
13 4 (0.41%) VB
14 2 (0.20%) C++
15 1 (0.10%) AWK
15 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (13.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (10.24%) MCSE
3 93 (9.52%) Degree
4 88 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (7.68%) CCNA
6 67 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 66 (6.76%) Security Cleared
8 57 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
9 49 (5.02%) Citrix Certification
10 46 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 36 (3.68%) DV Cleared
12 26 (2.66%) SC Cleared
13 25 (2.56%) MCITP
14 22 (2.25%) MCSA
15 19 (1.94%) DBS Check
16 17 (1.74%) CISSP
17 16 (1.64%) CCNP
17 16 (1.64%) GIAC
17 16 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
17 16 (1.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.45%) SLA
2 27 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.15%) COBIT
4 17 (1.74%) GDPR
5 10 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.51%) QA
7 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.31%) COSHH
8 3 (0.31%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.20%) PMO
10 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.10%) GCP
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 610 (62.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 516 (52.81%) Active Directory
3 287 (29.38%) Hyper-V
4 229 (23.44%) vSphere
5 188 (19.24%) XenApp
6 157 (16.07%) XenDesktop
7 72 (7.37%) Docker
8 64 (6.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 56 (5.73%) VMware NSX
10 31 (3.17%) NFS
10 31 (3.17%) XenServer
11 25 (2.56%) Terminal Services
12 24 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (2.05%) KVM
14 18 (1.84%) Xen
15 17 (1.74%) Samba
16 14 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
17 13 (1.33%) Ceph
17 13 (1.33%) Firmware
18 12 (1.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 216 (22.11%) vCenter Server
2 148 (15.15%) SCCM
3 88 (9.01%) Puppet
4 70 (7.16%) Ansible
5 63 (6.45%) SCOM
6 55 (5.63%) Kubernetes
6 55 (5.63%) WSUS
7 46 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
8 43 (4.40%) vRealize
9 32 (3.28%) Nagios
10 28 (2.87%) Backup Exec
11 26 (2.66%) SCVMM
12 24 (2.46%) SCOrch
13 21 (2.15%) Terraform
13 21 (2.15%) vMotion
14 20 (2.05%) XenMobile
15 19 (1.94%) HP Data Protector
16 16 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
17 14 (1.43%) EdgeSight
17 14 (1.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 941 (96.32%) VMware
2 498 (50.97%) Microsoft
3 279 (28.56%) Citrix
4 220 (22.52%) Cisco
5 122 (12.49%) HP
6 92 (9.42%) Red Hat
6 92 (9.42%) Veeam
7 82 (8.39%) EMC
8 79 (8.09%) NetApp
9 56 (5.73%) IBM
10 51 (5.22%) Dell
11 49 (5.02%) SolarWinds
12 45 (4.61%) Ivanti
13 43 (4.40%) Symantec
14 41 (4.20%) 3PAR
15 40 (4.09%) Oracle
16 33 (3.38%) McAfee
17 32 (3.28%) ServiceNow
18 29 (2.97%) SonicWALL
19 27 (2.76%) BMC