Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 489 468 482
Rank change year-on-year -21 +14 -50
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 655 949 1,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 3.02% 4.05% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 513 762 858
England median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £30,175
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,125 £68,750
UK median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +3.45%

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 21,704 23,431 21,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.38% 15.47% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 17,970 19,218 18,343
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 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +29 258 £52,500 -4.55% 34
North of England -9 116 £40,000 - 32
South East -48 105 £48,000 +12.94% 30
South West +35 82 £42,500 +1.19% 20
North West +28 67 £37,500 +36.36% 16
Midlands +23 65 £37,750 -0.66% 9
Yorkshire +3 47 £42,500 -5.56% 12
West Midlands +11 44 £37,500 - 7
East of England +2 25 £40,000 -20.00% 9
East Midlands +10 21 £38,500 - 2
North East +19 2 £44,741 +49.14% 4
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 623 (95.11%) VMware
2 540 (82.44%) Windows
3 415 (63.36%) Active Directory
4 401 (61.22%) Windows Server
5 369 (56.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 312 (47.63%) Microsoft
7 249 (38.02%) Linux
8 238 (36.34%) Office 365
9 222 (33.89%) Firewall
10 206 (31.45%) DNS
11 194 (29.62%) Azure
12 190 (29.01%) Cisco
13 176 (26.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 173 (26.41%) Citrix
15 153 (23.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 151 (23.05%) vCenter Server
17 150 (22.90%) DHCP
18 148 (22.60%) AWS
18 148 (22.60%) PowerShell
19 142 (21.68%) vSphere
20 141 (21.53%) Windows 10
21 139 (21.22%) TCP/IP
22 136 (20.76%) Windows Server 2008
23 132 (20.15%) ITIL
24 131 (20.00%) SAN
25 123 (18.78%) SCCM
26 114 (17.40%) Finance
27 113 (17.25%) HP
27 113 (17.25%) Veeam
27 113 (17.25%) Data Centre

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 75 (11.45%) MS Exchange
2 46 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (3.97%) Skype for Business
5 25 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (3.36%) IIS
6 22 (3.36%) WebSphere
7 16 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.83%) Confluence
9 10 (1.53%) Apache
9 10 (1.53%) Tornado
10 6 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.76%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.61%) CMS
12 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.31%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (8.40%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 238 (36.34%) Office 365
2 194 (29.62%) Azure
3 148 (22.60%) AWS
4 32 (4.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (3.36%) IaaS
6 21 (3.21%) SaaS
7 16 (2.44%) PaaS
8 12 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.07%) GCP
10 7 (1.07%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.31%) GitHub
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.15%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.15%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 222 (33.89%) Firewall
2 206 (31.45%) DNS
3 150 (22.90%) DHCP
4 139 (21.22%) TCP/IP
5 131 (20.00%) SAN
6 102 (15.57%) WAN
7 100 (15.27%) LAN
8 74 (11.30%) VPN
9 60 (9.16%) VLAN
10 45 (6.87%) VSAN
11 41 (6.26%) Wireless
12 32 (4.89%) NAS
13 24 (3.66%) VoIP
14 23 (3.51%) Network Security
15 22 (3.36%) iSCSI
15 22 (3.36%) NetScaler
16 20 (3.05%) Skype
17 19 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
17 19 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
18 16 (2.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.43%) MySQL
3 14 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (1.83%) DB2
5 12 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.53%) Big Data
7 8 (1.22%) MariaDB
8 7 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.76%) Ingres
10 5 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.46%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (0.31%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 23 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.36%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.75%) JIRA
4 9 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (1.07%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.46%) GitLab
6 3 (0.46%) Robot Framework
6 3 (0.46%) TestRail
7 2 (0.31%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.31%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.31%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.31%) MSI
7 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.15%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.15%) Maven
8 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 114 (17.40%) Finance
2 36 (5.50%) Aerospace
3 34 (5.19%) Law
4 29 (4.43%) Back Office
5 23 (3.51%) Public Sector
6 18 (2.75%) Military
6 18 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.60%) Retail
8 15 (2.29%) Automotive
9 13 (1.98%) Online Betting
10 12 (1.83%) Banking
10 12 (1.83%) Marketing
11 10 (1.53%) Legal
12 9 (1.37%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.76%) Games
14 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.46%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.46%) Publishing
16 2 (0.31%) Advertising
16 2 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 151 (23.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 70 (10.69%) Support Engineer
3 67 (10.23%) Analyst
4 52 (7.94%) Administrator
4 52 (7.94%) Architect
4 52 (7.94%) IT Engineer
5 51 (7.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 51 (7.79%) IT Support
6 49 (7.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 46 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
8 43 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 38 (5.80%) Network Engineer
10 35 (5.34%) Consultant
10 35 (5.34%) Systems Engineer
11 33 (5.04%) Infrastructure Support
12 30 (4.58%) VMware Engineer
13 27 (4.12%) Infrastructure Architect
14 26 (3.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 25 (3.82%) IT Support Engineer
15 25 (3.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.29%) LAMP
2 13 (1.98%) LDAP
2 13 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (1.37%) .NET
4 7 (1.07%) Software Packaging
5 6 (0.92%) Middleware
6 4 (0.61%) SAML
7 3 (0.46%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.46%) Apache Flex
7 3 (0.46%) XML
8 2 (0.31%) Kafka
8 2 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.31%) Sensu
8 2 (0.31%) Web Services
9 1 (0.15%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.15%) EJB
9 1 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.15%) HornetQ
9 1 (0.15%) JMS
9 1 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 113 (17.25%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.80%) Replication
4 37 (5.65%) Management Information System
5 34 (5.19%) User Experience
6 33 (5.04%) CCTV
7 32 (4.89%) Clustering
8 25 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (3.05%) EMC VNX
10 19 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (2.90%) Private Cloud
11 17 (2.60%) Client/Server
12 16 (2.44%) Virtual Team
13 14 (2.14%) Driving Licence
14 13 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
15 11 (1.68%) Fibre Optics
16 8 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
17 7 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (1.07%) Smartphone
17 7 (1.07%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 540 (82.44%) Windows
2 401 (61.22%) Windows Server
3 249 (38.02%) Linux
4 153 (23.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 141 (21.53%) Windows 10
6 136 (20.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 57 (8.70%) Windows 7
9 44 (6.72%) CentOS
10 43 (6.56%) Unix
11 29 (4.43%) Ubuntu
12 23 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (3.21%) Windows 8
14 12 (1.83%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.68%) Debian
16 10 (1.53%) Mac OS X
17 9 (1.37%) Fedora
18 8 (1.22%) SUSE
19 6 (0.92%) Solaris
20 4 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (26.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 132 (20.15%) ITIL
3 86 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (9.77%) Migration
6 59 (9.01%) Project Delivery
7 55 (8.40%) Change Management
8 52 (7.94%) Service Management
9 46 (7.02%) Load Balancing
10 44 (6.72%) DevOps
10 44 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
11 41 (6.26%) Project Management
12 40 (6.11%) Configuration Management
13 38 (5.80%) Information Security
14 36 (5.50%) High Availability
15 33 (5.04%) Capacity Management
16 30 (4.58%) Problem Management
17 27 (4.12%) CRM
17 27 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
17 27 (4.12%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 148 (22.60%) PowerShell
2 71 (10.84%) SQL
3 57 (8.70%) Python
4 42 (6.41%) Bash Shell
5 28 (4.27%) C
6 15 (2.29%) VBScript
7 13 (1.98%) Ruby
8 8 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.22%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.76%) Perl
10 4 (0.61%) Ada
10 4 (0.61%) C#
10 4 (0.61%) C++
10 4 (0.61%) R
11 3 (0.46%) Java
11 3 (0.46%) PHP
12 2 (0.31%) Go
12 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.15%) C-shell
13 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 73 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (8.55%) SC Cleared
4 51 (7.79%) Degree
5 44 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (5.95%) DV Cleared
6 39 (5.95%) MCSE
7 35 (5.34%) MCSA
8 33 (5.04%) CCNA
9 26 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (2.75%) CCNP
11 14 (2.14%) AWS Certification
12 12 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (1.53%) JNCIA
14 10 (1.53%) JNCIP
14 10 (1.53%) JNCIS
15 9 (1.37%) VCAP
16 8 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
17 7 (1.07%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (10.38%) SLA
2 19 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.60%) ISO 9001
4 11 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 11 (1.68%) QA
5 7 (1.07%) NIST
5 7 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.61%) GDPR
7 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.31%) NCSC
7 2 (0.31%) RMADS
7 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 415 (63.36%) Active Directory
2 369 (56.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (21.68%) vSphere
4 97 (14.81%) Hyper-V
5 77 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
6 72 (10.99%) XenApp
7 70 (10.69%) XenDesktop
8 65 (9.92%) VMware NSX
9 35 (5.34%) Docker
10 24 (3.66%) Virtual Servers
11 19 (2.90%) NFS
12 15 (2.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 14 (2.14%) Samba
14 11 (1.68%) Xen
15 10 (1.53%) VirtualBox
16 8 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (0.92%) iptables
17 6 (0.92%) ISA Server
17 6 (0.92%) pfSense
18 5 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 151 (23.05%) vCenter Server
2 123 (18.78%) SCCM
3 57 (8.70%) vRealize
4 52 (7.94%) Puppet
5 45 (6.87%) Ansible
6 41 (6.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 29 (4.43%) SCOM
8 27 (4.12%) Nagios
9 25 (3.82%) WSUS
10 21 (3.21%) Kubernetes
11 20 (3.05%) Backup Exec
12 17 (2.60%) Failover Clustering
13 15 (2.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 13 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
14 13 (1.98%) vMotion
15 12 (1.83%) ZABBIX
16 11 (1.68%) Jamf Pro
16 11 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
17 9 (1.37%) HAProxy
17 9 (1.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 623 (95.11%) VMware
2 312 (47.63%) Microsoft
3 190 (29.01%) Cisco
4 173 (26.41%) Citrix
5 113 (17.25%) HP
5 113 (17.25%) Veeam
6 78 (11.91%) NetApp
6 78 (11.91%) Red Hat
7 61 (9.31%) Dell
8 58 (8.85%) IBM
9 48 (7.33%) EMC
10 35 (5.34%) Avaya
11 33 (5.04%) 3PAR
11 33 (5.04%) Sophos
12 31 (4.73%) Nimble Storage
13 30 (4.58%) McAfee
14 29 (4.43%) Meraki
15 28 (4.27%) SolarWinds
16 27 (4.12%) EqualLogic
16 27 (4.12%) Oracle