Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 591 444 495
Rank change year-on-year -147 +51 -5
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 476 333 645
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 2.37% 3.04% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 346 224 487
10th Percentile £31,750 £26,625 £29,700
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £60,000 £54,484 £57,500
90th Percentile £79,375 £62,425 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%

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 20,098 10,940 20,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.82% 18.71% 17.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13,797 9,315 16,659
10th Percentile £27,774 £29,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £39,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £96,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -105 163 £55,000 +4.76% 31
Midlands -47 119 £40,000 +14.29% 19
West Midlands -23 87 £40,000 +17.65% 11
South East -126 84 £45,000 -2.70% 30
North of England -105 50 £41,441 -24.65% 18
South West -61 49 £42,500 +21.43% 11
North West -81 33 £41,000 -26.79% 11
East Midlands -45 32 £43,750 +29.63% 8
East of England -88 19 £43,750 +37.80% 6
North East -22 10 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire -72 7 £45,000 -23.40% 6
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 465 (97.69%) VMware
2 378 (79.41%) Windows
3 328 (68.91%) Microsoft
4 326 (68.49%) Active Directory
5 293 (61.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 258 (54.20%) Azure
7 252 (52.94%) Windows Server
8 204 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
9 151 (31.72%) AWS
10 147 (30.88%) Citrix
11 146 (30.67%) Linux
12 134 (28.15%) Problem-Solving
13 131 (27.52%) Firewall
14 128 (26.89%) ITIL
15 127 (26.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 126 (26.47%) Finance
17 124 (26.05%) Windows 10
18 119 (25.00%) DNS
19 110 (23.11%) DHCP
20 109 (22.90%) Social Skills
21 104 (21.85%) PowerShell
22 103 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
23 101 (21.22%) SharePoint
24 98 (20.59%) SQL Server
24 98 (20.59%) vSphere
25 94 (19.75%) Azure Active Directory
26 91 (19.12%) Microsoft Office
27 87 (18.28%) Cisco
28 82 (17.23%) OneDrive
29 77 (16.18%) Hyper-V

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
1 101 (21.22%) SharePoint
2 61 (12.82%) IIS
2 61 (12.82%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.94%) OpenStack
4 13 (2.73%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.68%) Confluence
7 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.63%) nginx
10 2 (0.42%) JBoss
10 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.21%) Apache
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 91 (19.12%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 258 (54.20%) Azure
2 204 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
3 151 (31.72%) AWS
4 94 (19.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 82 (17.23%) OneDrive
6 61 (12.82%) Power Platform
6 61 (12.82%) PowerApps
7 31 (6.51%) SaaS
8 27 (5.67%) PaaS
9 24 (5.04%) IaaS
10 20 (4.20%) Mimecast
11 19 (3.99%) Smartsheet
12 14 (2.94%) GCP
13 9 (1.89%) Rubrik
14 8 (1.68%) OpenShift
15 6 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.84%) Cloud Run
17 4 (0.84%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 131 (27.52%) Firewall
2 119 (25.00%) DNS
3 110 (23.11%) DHCP
4 70 (14.71%) SAN
5 64 (13.45%) WAN
6 54 (11.34%) LAN
6 54 (11.34%) TCP/IP
7 27 (5.67%) VPN
8 24 (5.04%) VSAN
9 21 (4.41%) VLAN
10 19 (3.99%) WebEx
11 18 (3.78%) NAS
11 18 (3.78%) Network Security
11 18 (3.78%) SNMP
12 17 (3.57%) VoIP
12 17 (3.57%) Wireless
13 16 (3.36%) PBX
13 16 (3.36%) Remote Desktop
13 16 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (2.94%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.94%) MySQL
3 9 (1.89%) InfluxDB
3 9 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (1.47%) DB2
5 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2019
6 5 (1.05%) MariaDB
7 4 (0.84%) Redis
8 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (6.51%) Git (software)
2 20 (4.20%) JIRA
3 12 (2.52%) Subversion
4 5 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.42%) MSTest
5 2 (0.42%) NUnit
5 2 (0.42%) Selenium
5 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (0.21%) Ant
6 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.21%) GitLab
6 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.21%) MSI
6 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 126 (26.47%) Finance
2 109 (22.90%) Social Skills
3 66 (13.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 60 (12.61%) Marketing
5 58 (12.18%) Documentation Skills
6 57 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (6.72%) Telecoms
8 24 (5.04%) Organisational Skills
9 21 (4.41%) Influencing Skills
10 16 (3.36%) Back Office
11 13 (2.73%) Law
11 13 (2.73%) Presentation Skills
12 12 (2.52%) Automotive
13 11 (2.31%) Banking
14 10 (2.10%) Retail
15 9 (1.89%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.84%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.63%) Legal
18 2 (0.42%) Advertising
18 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 109 (22.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (10.08%) Consultant
3 47 (9.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 46 (9.66%) Analyst
5 42 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 41 (8.61%) Architect
7 35 (7.35%) IT Engineer
8 34 (7.14%) Service Delivery Consultant
9 33 (6.93%) IT Consultant
10 30 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support
11 27 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 25 (5.25%) Support Analyst
13 23 (4.83%) Infrastructure Architect
14 21 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
15 20 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 19 (3.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 19 (3.99%) Incident Manager
16 19 (3.99%) Major Incident Manager
16 19 (3.99%) VMware Engineer
17 18 (3.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.56%) Web Services
2 16 (3.36%) REST
3 14 (2.94%) Middleware
4 11 (2.31%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (2.10%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (1.89%) 802.1X
7 7 (1.47%) HTML
7 7 (1.47%) LDAP
8 5 (1.05%) XML
9 4 (0.84%) .NET
9 4 (0.84%) CSS
9 4 (0.84%) Keycloak
9 4 (0.84%) SAML
10 3 (0.63%) SOAP
11 2 (0.42%) ARM Templates
11 2 (0.42%) COM
11 2 (0.42%) LAMP
11 2 (0.42%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.42%) Node.js
11 2 (0.42%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.76%) Data Centre
2 60 (12.61%) Clustering
3 42 (8.82%) Handset
4 23 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 23 (4.83%) Replication
5 19 (3.99%) PKI
5 19 (3.99%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (2.31%) Cyber Defence
7 11 (2.31%) Enterprise Cloud
7 11 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.10%) Smartphone
9 9 (1.89%) Cyberattack
9 9 (1.89%) Social Media
10 8 (1.68%) Cybercrime
11 6 (1.26%) iSeries
11 6 (1.26%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 378 (79.41%) Windows
2 252 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 146 (30.67%) Linux
4 124 (26.05%) Windows 10
5 73 (15.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 57 (11.97%) Windows Server 2019
8 39 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (5.04%) Unix
11 21 (4.41%) CentOS
12 12 (2.52%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.68%) Solaris
13 8 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.26%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.63%) VMS
17 2 (0.42%) Debian
17 2 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (28.15%) Problem-Solving
2 128 (26.89%) ITIL
3 127 (26.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 103 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (15.55%) ITSM
6 71 (14.92%) Risk Management
7 57 (11.97%) Creative Thinking
7 57 (11.97%) Service Delivery
7 57 (11.97%) Strategic Thinking
8 54 (11.34%) Change Management
9 46 (9.66%) Service Management
10 45 (9.45%) Data Security
11 44 (9.24%) Asset Management
11 44 (9.24%) Capacity Management
12 43 (9.03%) DevOps
13 41 (8.61%) Disaster Recovery
14 40 (8.40%) Time Management
15 39 (8.19%) Project Management
16 37 (7.77%) Business Continuity
16 37 (7.77%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 104 (21.85%) PowerShell
2 55 (11.55%) SQL
3 31 (6.51%) Python
4 30 (6.30%) Bash
5 16 (3.36%) Perl
6 7 (1.47%) Java
7 6 (1.26%) C
7 6 (1.26%) Go
7 6 (1.26%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.63%) C#
9 3 (0.63%) C++
10 2 (0.42%) PHP
11 1 (0.21%) AWK
11 1 (0.21%) CFML
11 1 (0.21%) Ruby
11 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.21%) VBA
11 1 (0.21%) VBScript
11 1 (0.21%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 51 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 42 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (8.61%) Degree
4 30 (6.30%) SC Cleared
5 25 (5.25%) MCSE
6 23 (4.83%) CCNA
6 23 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (3.99%) VCAP
9 14 (2.94%) MCSA
10 11 (2.31%) DV Cleared
10 11 (2.31%) TOGAF Certification
11 9 (1.89%) RHCA
12 7 (1.47%) HP APS
12 7 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.47%) Master's Degree
12 7 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (1.26%) CCNP
14 5 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.84%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.03%) SLA
2 9 (1.89%) QA
3 7 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.26%) GDPR
5 5 (1.05%) NIST
6 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.21%) NCSC
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 326 (68.49%) Active Directory
2 293 (61.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (20.59%) vSphere
4 77 (16.18%) Hyper-V
5 54 (11.34%) XenApp
6 47 (9.87%) Virtual Desktop
7 36 (7.56%) XenDesktop
8 29 (6.09%) VMware NSX
9 28 (5.88%) Docker
10 16 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (2.94%) NFS
11 14 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (2.10%) KVM
12 10 (2.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (2.10%) Xen
13 7 (1.47%) vCloud
14 5 (1.05%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.63%) Firmware
15 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 60 (12.61%) SCCM
2 58 (12.18%) vCenter Server
3 47 (9.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 44 (9.24%) Ansible
5 39 (8.19%) Microsoft Clustering
6 35 (7.35%) WSUS
7 28 (5.88%) Kubernetes
8 24 (5.04%) Puppet
8 24 (5.04%) SCOM
9 16 (3.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 16 (3.36%) Terraform
10 15 (3.15%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (2.94%) Grafana
12 11 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (1.89%) logstash
13 9 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
13 9 (1.89%) VxRail
14 8 (1.68%) Backup Exec
15 7 (1.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 465 (97.69%) VMware
2 328 (68.91%) Microsoft
3 147 (30.88%) Citrix
4 87 (18.28%) Cisco
5 71 (14.92%) Google
6 56 (11.76%) Veeam
7 49 (10.29%) Red Hat
8 45 (9.45%) HP
9 38 (7.98%) Dell
10 30 (6.30%) NetApp
11 28 (5.88%) SolarWinds
12 26 (5.46%) Juniper
13 24 (5.04%) IBM
14 23 (4.83%) EMC
14 23 (4.83%) Meraki
14 23 (4.83%) Sophos
15 17 (3.57%) Avaya
15 17 (3.57%) EqualLogic
15 17 (3.57%) ServiceNow
16 16 (3.36%) Commvault