Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 430 488 460
Rank change year-on-year +58 -28 +32
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 243 720 987
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.56% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 2.93% 3.16% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 187 616 796
Median annual salary £49,000 £44,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.36% -5.38% +3.33%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £74,250 £70,367 £71,250
UK median annual salary £51,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -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 8,286 22,778 22,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 17.58% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,028 18,769 18,844
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +120 87 £52,500 -4.55% 3
South East +151 81 £47,500 +5.56% 26
North of England +109 42 £50,000 +35.14% 9
North West +71 27 £55,000 +69.23% 5
Midlands +89 18 £33,750 -12.34% 9
West Midlands +71 15 £33,000 -17.50% 8
South West +93 13 £33,000 -17.50% 10
North East +34 8 £38,750 -17.10% 1
Yorkshire +118 7 £27,500 -34.52% 3
East Midlands +77 3 £45,500 +18.18% 1
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 240 (98.77%) VMware
2 190 (78.19%) Windows
3 185 (76.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 151 (62.14%) Microsoft
4 151 (62.14%) Active Directory
5 136 (55.97%) Windows Server
6 94 (38.68%) Azure
7 89 (36.63%) DNS
8 86 (35.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 77 (31.69%) vSphere
10 74 (30.45%) Linux
11 72 (29.63%) DHCP
12 67 (27.57%) Cisco
13 66 (27.16%) Windows 10
14 62 (25.51%) ITIL
15 60 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 58 (23.87%) Hyper-V
17 57 (23.46%) Windows Server 2016
18 56 (23.05%) Office 365
19 55 (22.63%) PowerShell
20 53 (21.81%) Security Cleared
21 49 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
21 49 (20.16%) MS Exchange
22 46 (18.93%) Firewall
23 44 (18.11%) AWS
24 42 (17.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 42 (17.28%) SQL Server
25 40 (16.46%) LAN
26 39 (16.05%) SCCM
27 37 (15.23%) Citrix

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 49 (20.16%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.41%) Skype for Business
4 14 (5.76%) IIS
4 14 (5.76%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.12%) Confluence
6 7 (2.88%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.82%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.41%) DNN
8 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 94 (38.68%) Azure
2 56 (23.05%) Office 365
3 44 (18.11%) AWS
4 10 (4.12%) IaaS
4 10 (4.12%) Mimecast
5 7 (2.88%) PaaS
6 6 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.82%) AWS CodeBuild
8 2 (0.82%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.41%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.41%) GCP
9 1 (0.41%) OpenDNS
9 1 (0.41%) SaaS
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (36.63%) DNS
2 72 (29.63%) DHCP
3 46 (18.93%) Firewall
4 40 (16.46%) LAN
5 35 (14.40%) SAN
5 35 (14.40%) TCP/IP
6 28 (11.52%) VPN
7 27 (11.11%) WAN
8 26 (10.70%) Unified Communications
9 17 (7.00%) VoIP
10 16 (6.58%) Skype
11 13 (5.35%) WLAN
12 11 (4.53%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (4.53%) VSAN
13 10 (4.12%) Ethernet
14 9 (3.70%) Network Security
15 8 (3.29%) FTP
15 8 (3.29%) VLAN
16 7 (2.88%) Intranet
17 6 (2.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (3.29%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.06%) Big Data
5 5 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.65%) GIS
6 4 (1.65%) QGIS
7 3 (1.23%) MySQL
7 3 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.23%) Redis
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.41%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.41%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.06%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.65%) JIRA
2 4 (1.65%) Subversion
2 4 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.41%) Redmine
General
1 35 (14.40%) Finance
2 15 (6.17%) Banking
2 15 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.06%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.06%) Legal
4 5 (2.06%) Military
5 4 (1.65%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.65%) Law
6 3 (1.23%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Back Office
7 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.82%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.82%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 43 (17.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (16.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 30 (12.35%) Systems Engineer
4 26 (10.70%) Support Engineer
5 23 (9.47%) VMware Engineer
6 20 (8.23%) IT Engineer
7 19 (7.82%) Windows Engineer
8 18 (7.41%) Network Engineer
9 16 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 16 (6.58%) Server Engineer
9 16 (6.58%) Wintel Engineer
10 13 (5.35%) Analyst
10 13 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 13 (5.35%) Platform Engineer
11 12 (4.94%) Consultant
12 11 (4.53%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (4.12%) Unified Communications Engineer
14 9 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
14 9 (3.70%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.70%) LDAP
2 5 (2.06%) Web Services
3 4 (1.65%) PostGIS
4 2 (0.82%) .NET
4 2 (0.82%) Flash
5 1 (0.41%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.41%) LAMP
5 1 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.41%) XML
5 1 (0.41%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.47%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.41%) Replication
3 17 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.76%) Clustering
4 14 (5.76%) Driving Licence
5 13 (5.35%) CMDB
5 13 (5.35%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.94%) Private Cloud
7 11 (4.53%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (3.70%) PKI
9 8 (3.29%) HP Storage
9 8 (3.29%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (3.29%) Public Cloud
10 6 (2.47%) EMC VMAX
10 6 (2.47%) EMC VNX
10 6 (2.47%) IBM XIV
11 5 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.23%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.23%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 190 (78.19%) Windows
2 136 (55.97%) Windows Server
3 86 (35.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 74 (30.45%) Linux
5 66 (27.16%) Windows 10
6 57 (23.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 49 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (14.40%) Windows Server 2019
9 27 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (10.29%) Windows 7
11 17 (7.00%) Unix
12 16 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (6.17%) Windows 8
14 10 (4.12%) CentOS
15 9 (3.70%) Solaris
16 8 (3.29%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (2.88%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.82%) Kali Linux
19 1 (0.41%) VMS
19 1 (0.41%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.51%) ITIL
2 60 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 33 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (8.64%) Service Management
7 18 (7.41%) Incident Management
7 18 (7.41%) Virtual Environments
8 17 (7.00%) Patch Management
8 17 (7.00%) Project Delivery
8 17 (7.00%) Project Management
9 15 (6.17%) Data Protection
9 15 (6.17%) Problem Management
10 14 (5.76%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (5.76%) ITIL V3
10 14 (5.76%) Mentoring
10 14 (5.76%) Migration
11 13 (5.35%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 13 (5.35%) Server Patching
11 13 (5.35%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.63%) PowerShell
2 19 (7.82%) SQL
3 14 (5.76%) Bash Shell
3 14 (5.76%) VB
4 13 (5.35%) Python
5 11 (4.53%) Perl
6 7 (2.88%) VBScript
7 5 (2.06%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.06%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.23%) C
8 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.82%) PHP
10 1 (0.41%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.41%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) C-shell
10 1 (0.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 53 (21.81%) Security Cleared
2 42 (17.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 32 (13.17%) SC Cleared
4 26 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (9.88%) MCSE
6 21 (8.64%) DV Cleared
7 20 (8.23%) MCSA
8 19 (7.82%) Degree
9 15 (6.17%) VCAP
10 11 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (4.12%) CCNA
12 8 (3.29%) VCDX
13 7 (2.88%) DBS Check
14 5 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (2.06%) MCP
14 5 (2.06%) VCP5
14 5 (2.06%) VCP6
15 4 (1.65%) RHCSA
16 3 (1.23%) CCNP
16 3 (1.23%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.64%) SLA
2 9 (3.70%) GDPR
3 7 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.47%) QA
5 4 (1.65%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 185 (76.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 151 (62.14%) Active Directory
3 77 (31.69%) vSphere
4 58 (23.87%) Hyper-V
5 35 (14.40%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (9.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 21 (8.64%) XenApp
8 20 (8.23%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (6.58%) VMware NSX
9 16 (6.58%) VMware Server
10 11 (4.53%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (3.70%) NFS
12 7 (2.88%) vCloud
13 6 (2.47%) Firmware
14 4 (1.65%) XenDesktop
15 3 (1.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (1.23%) Docker
16 2 (0.82%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.82%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 39 (16.05%) SCCM
2 29 (11.93%) vCenter Server
3 19 (7.82%) WSUS
4 13 (5.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 11 (4.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (4.53%) Cisco UCCX
6 9 (3.70%) Ansible
6 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (3.29%) Backup Exec
7 8 (3.29%) SCVMM
8 5 (2.06%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.06%) SCOM
9 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.65%) Terraform
9 4 (1.65%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.23%) Nagios
10 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 240 (98.77%) VMware
2 151 (62.14%) Microsoft
3 67 (27.57%) Cisco
4 37 (15.23%) Citrix
5 33 (13.58%) Dell
6 32 (13.17%) HP
7 31 (12.76%) EMC
8 29 (11.93%) Red Hat
8 29 (11.93%) Veeam
9 20 (8.23%) Oracle
10 18 (7.41%) IBM
10 18 (7.41%) SolarWinds
11 16 (6.58%) NetApp
12 11 (4.53%) Polycom
12 11 (4.53%) Red Box
13 7 (2.88%) Asigra
14 6 (2.47%) Fujitsu
14 6 (2.47%) Juniper
14 6 (2.47%) McAfee
14 6 (2.47%) Remedy