Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 459 495 449
Rank change year-on-year +36 -46 -57
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 907 977 1,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.59% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 3.98% 4.50% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 724 827 1,001
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%

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 22,817 21,707 21,638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.52% 13.01% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18,635 18,189 18,202
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,250 £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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -44 305 £55,000 +4.76% 27
South East +15 205 £42,500 +6.25% 26
North of England +58 168 £40,000 +5.26% 29
East of England +46 89 £50,000 +6.38% 11
North West +60 87 £26,500 -18.46% 10
Midlands +22 80 £38,500 +2.67% 20
Yorkshire +15 74 £47,500 +18.75% 15
South West +3 57 £42,000 -1.18% 14
West Midlands +39 51 £40,000 +7.38% 15
East Midlands +26 29 £38,500 -9.41% 5
North East +9 7 £30,000 -33.33% 4
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 863 (95.15%) VMware
2 719 (79.27%) Windows
3 578 (63.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 506 (55.79%) Windows Server
5 472 (52.04%) Active Directory
6 463 (51.05%) Microsoft
7 364 (40.13%) Linux
8 273 (30.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 263 (29.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 253 (27.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 252 (27.78%) PowerShell
12 246 (27.12%) vCenter Server
13 244 (26.90%) DNS
14 241 (26.57%) ITIL
15 240 (26.46%) Citrix
16 226 (24.92%) Microsoft Azure
17 225 (24.81%) Firewall
18 214 (23.59%) Cisco
19 213 (23.48%) SQL Server
20 211 (23.26%) Office 365
21 206 (22.71%) Hyper-V
22 186 (20.51%) DHCP
23 182 (20.07%) vSphere
24 173 (19.07%) MS Exchange
25 168 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
26 162 (17.86%) SAN
27 161 (17.75%) Problem-Solving
28 154 (16.98%) Windows 10
29 147 (16.21%) XenApp
30 143 (15.77%) 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
1 173 (19.07%) MS Exchange
2 79 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (8.05%) IIS
4 69 (7.61%) Skype for Business
5 66 (7.28%) SharePoint
6 51 (5.62%) OpenStack
7 46 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 31 (3.42%) Tomcat
9 25 (2.76%) Apache
10 21 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (2.32%) GlassFish
11 12 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (1.32%) JBoss
11 12 (1.32%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.32%) WebSphere
12 11 (1.21%) MQSeries
12 11 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.99%) nginx
14 8 (0.88%) Confluence
14 8 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (7.17%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.66%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) PlanetPress Connect
2 2 (0.22%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 226 (24.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 211 (23.26%) Office 365
3 135 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (4.41%) IaaS
5 31 (3.42%) SaaS
6 22 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (2.21%) OneDrive
8 18 (1.98%) PaaS
9 15 (1.65%) Mimecast
9 15 (1.65%) OpenShift
10 14 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (1.43%) Amazon S3
11 13 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.55%) Serverless
15 3 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 244 (26.90%) DNS
2 225 (24.81%) Firewall
3 186 (20.51%) DHCP
4 162 (17.86%) SAN
5 127 (14.00%) TCP/IP
6 118 (13.01%) VPN
7 109 (12.02%) LAN
8 87 (9.59%) WAN
9 58 (6.39%) NetScaler
10 53 (5.84%) VLAN
11 44 (4.85%) Skype
12 36 (3.97%) Internet
12 36 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
13 35 (3.86%) iSCSI
14 33 (3.64%) NAS
15 31 (3.42%) Fibre Channel
16 30 (3.31%) VSAN
17 27 (2.98%) RTMP
17 27 (2.98%) RTSP
17 27 (2.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.17%) MySQL
3 37 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (2.65%) Big Data
5 18 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
6 14 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (0.99%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.77%) MariaDB
10 6 (0.66%) Couchbase
10 6 (0.66%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.55%) Redis
12 4 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.44%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 48 (5.29%) Git (software)
2 36 (3.97%) JIRA
3 31 (3.42%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.98%) WinDbg
5 26 (2.87%) Mercurial
6 16 (1.76%) Redmine
7 10 (1.10%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.88%) git-flow
8 8 (0.88%) GitLab
9 5 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.44%) Subversion
11 3 (0.33%) Hudson
11 3 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.22%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.22%) GoCD
12 2 (0.22%) MSI
12 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 125 (13.78%) Finance
2 23 (2.54%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.09%) Advertising
3 19 (2.09%) Games
4 16 (1.76%) Electronics
5 15 (1.65%) Law
5 15 (1.65%) Marketing
6 14 (1.54%) Banking
7 11 (1.21%) French Language
7 11 (1.21%) German Language
7 11 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.21%) Retail
7 11 (1.21%) Swedish Language
8 8 (0.88%) Billing
9 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.55%) Legal
11 4 (0.44%) Military
12 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 213 (23.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 106 (11.69%) Administrator
3 84 (9.26%) Systems Administrator
4 83 (9.15%) Linux Engineer
5 80 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 77 (8.49%) Systems Engineer
7 75 (8.27%) VMware Engineer
8 68 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
9 52 (5.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 51 (5.62%) Analyst
11 44 (4.85%) IT Engineer
12 41 (4.52%) Architect
12 41 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
12 41 (4.52%) Linux Administrator
13 39 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
13 39 (4.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 38 (4.19%) Desktop Engineer
14 38 (4.19%) Server Engineer
15 36 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
16 34 (3.75%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.74%) LAMP
2 35 (3.86%) Web Services
3 14 (1.54%) Middleware
4 13 (1.43%) LDAP
5 11 (1.21%) ActiveMQ
5 11 (1.21%) EJB
5 11 (1.21%) EJB 3.0
5 11 (1.21%) HornetQ
5 11 (1.21%) Java EE
5 11 (1.21%) Java SE
5 11 (1.21%) JMS
5 11 (1.21%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (0.99%) Velocity
7 8 (0.88%) .NET
8 5 (0.55%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.55%) HTML
9 4 (0.44%) OpenVZ
9 4 (0.44%) REST
9 4 (0.44%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 134 (14.77%) Data Centre
2 111 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (8.71%) Replication
4 56 (6.17%) Private Cloud
5 43 (4.74%) User Experience
6 41 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (3.53%) Management Information System
8 31 (3.42%) Enterprise Storage
9 30 (3.31%) Clustering
10 29 (3.20%) Video\Live Streaming
11 25 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
12 22 (2.43%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.98%) EMC VNX
14 15 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (1.54%) Driving Licence
16 10 (1.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 8 (0.88%) Cybercrime
17 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (0.88%) Fat Client
17 8 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 719 (79.27%) Windows
2 506 (55.79%) Windows Server
3 364 (40.13%) Linux
4 273 (30.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 263 (29.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 154 (16.98%) Windows 10
7 125 (13.78%) Windows 7
8 77 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 69 (7.61%) Unix
10 61 (6.73%) CentOS
11 53 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 38 (4.19%) Debian
12 38 (4.19%) Ubuntu
13 34 (3.75%) Windows 8
14 19 (2.09%) Fedora
15 13 (1.43%) Android
15 13 (1.43%) Mac OS X
15 13 (1.43%) Solaris
15 13 (1.43%) VMS
16 12 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (27.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 241 (26.57%) ITIL
3 161 (17.75%) Problem-Solving
4 109 (12.02%) DevOps
5 103 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
6 95 (10.47%) Service Management
7 79 (8.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 73 (8.05%) Configuration Management
9 71 (7.83%) Project Management
10 67 (7.39%) Mentoring
11 65 (7.17%) Continuous Improvement
12 62 (6.84%) Migration
13 58 (6.39%) High Availability
13 58 (6.39%) Systems Engineering
14 54 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
15 52 (5.73%) Cybersecurity
15 52 (5.73%) Problem Management
16 48 (5.29%) Line Management
17 38 (4.19%) Service Delivery
18 37 (4.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 252 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 140 (15.44%) Bash Shell
3 125 (13.78%) Python
4 111 (12.24%) SQL
5 44 (4.85%) C
6 30 (3.31%) VBScript
7 23 (2.54%) Java
7 23 (2.54%) Perl
8 22 (2.43%) Ruby
8 22 (2.43%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.65%) Korn
10 11 (1.21%) VB
11 10 (1.10%) Go
12 9 (0.99%) AWK
12 9 (0.99%) PHP
13 6 (0.66%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.44%) C++
15 3 (0.33%) C#
16 2 (0.22%) R
17 1 (0.11%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 168 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (13.23%) MCSE
3 111 (12.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 91 (10.03%) Security Cleared
5 90 (9.92%) Degree
6 76 (8.38%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (7.61%) CCNA
8 51 (5.62%) MCSA
9 40 (4.41%) DV Cleared
10 39 (4.30%) Citrix Certification
11 35 (3.86%) SC Cleared
12 27 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (2.87%) Linux+ Certification
14 24 (2.65%) CISSP
15 23 (2.54%) CompTIA Security+
15 23 (2.54%) GIAC
15 23 (2.54%) Network+ Certification
15 23 (2.54%) SANS
15 23 (2.54%) SSCP
16 21 (2.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.19%) SLA
2 14 (1.54%) GDPR
3 12 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.55%) QA
5 4 (0.44%) COBIT
6 3 (0.33%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 578 (63.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 472 (52.04%) Active Directory
3 206 (22.71%) Hyper-V
4 182 (20.07%) vSphere
5 147 (16.21%) XenApp
6 95 (10.47%) XenDesktop
7 73 (8.05%) Docker
8 68 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
9 55 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (4.52%) BitLocker
11 38 (4.19%) NFS
12 35 (3.86%) VMware NSX
13 28 (3.09%) Xen
14 27 (2.98%) VirtualBox
15 26 (2.87%) Samba
16 17 (1.87%) Firmware
16 17 (1.87%) Virtual Desktop
17 13 (1.43%) XenServer
18 12 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
18 12 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 246 (27.12%) vCenter Server
2 143 (15.77%) SCCM
3 120 (13.23%) Puppet
4 87 (9.59%) Ansible
5 81 (8.93%) vRealize
6 62 (6.84%) Nagios
7 53 (5.84%) SCOM
8 52 (5.73%) Kubernetes
8 52 (5.73%) WSUS
9 44 (4.85%) Backup Exec
10 40 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
10 40 (4.41%) SCOrch
11 31 (3.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 29 (3.20%) XenMobile
13 28 (3.09%) NetBackup
14 27 (2.98%) Perfmon
15 24 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
16 20 (2.21%) Terraform
17 17 (1.87%) ZABBIX
18 16 (1.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 863 (95.15%) VMware
2 463 (51.05%) Microsoft
3 240 (26.46%) Citrix
4 214 (23.59%) Cisco
5 120 (13.23%) HP
6 119 (13.12%) NetApp
7 104 (11.47%) Red Hat
8 103 (11.36%) Veeam
9 87 (9.59%) EMC
10 80 (8.82%) Dell
11 72 (7.94%) SolarWinds
12 56 (6.17%) IBM
13 48 (5.29%) Symantec
14 40 (4.41%) ServiceNow
15 38 (4.19%) McAfee
15 38 (4.19%) Oracle
16 34 (3.75%) BMC
17 30 (3.31%) 3PAR
18 29 (3.20%) Avaya
19 26 (2.87%) Meraki