Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 479 490 399
Rank change year-on-year +11 -91 -68
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 977 915 1,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.56% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 4.30% 4.57% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 750 802 1,345
England median annual salary £46,750 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £28,700
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%

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 22,736 20,030 23,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.70% 12.36% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 18,598 16,801 20,141
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,787 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +7.73% +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +9 358 £55,000 +4.76% 38
South East -51 182 £40,000 -11.11% 28
Midlands +102 145 £40,000 +15.94% 12
East of England +48 126 £50,000 +30.72% 11
North of England -49 116 £40,000 +8.11% 22
West Midlands +71 109 £39,500 +17.04% 9
Yorkshire -14 76 £40,000 +8.11% 12
South West -19 52 £40,000 +14.29% 7
North West -41 38 £35,000 -4.11% 10
East Midlands +25 36 £40,000 +9.48% 3
North East -26 2 £45,000 +66.67%
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 943 (96.52%) VMware
2 847 (86.69%) Windows
3 597 (61.11%) Windows Server
4 561 (57.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 518 (53.02%) Active Directory
6 500 (51.18%) Microsoft
7 322 (32.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 315 (32.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 295 (30.19%) ITIL
10 290 (29.68%) Cisco
11 289 (29.58%) vCenter Server
12 286 (29.27%) Linux
13 284 (29.07%) Citrix
14 277 (28.35%) Firewall
15 271 (27.74%) vSphere
16 261 (26.71%) Microsoft Azure
17 260 (26.61%) SAN
18 257 (26.31%) MS Exchange
19 247 (25.28%) Hyper-V
20 227 (23.23%) DNS
21 212 (21.70%) SQL Server
22 201 (20.57%) Office 365
23 193 (19.75%) LAN
24 188 (19.24%) WAN
25 187 (19.14%) Data Centre
26 183 (18.73%) PowerShell
27 167 (17.09%) DHCP
28 160 (16.38%) XenApp
29 156 (15.97%) SCCM
30 144 (14.74%) HP

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
1 257 (26.31%) MS Exchange
2 113 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 75 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 40 (4.09%) IIS
5 35 (3.58%) Skype for Business
6 34 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 33 (3.38%) OpenStack
8 32 (3.28%) SharePoint
9 27 (2.76%) Apache
10 17 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
11 16 (1.64%) nginx
11 16 (1.64%) Tomcat
12 15 (1.54%) Confluence
13 8 (0.82%) JBoss
13 8 (0.82%) uWSGI
13 8 (0.82%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.82%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 79 (8.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.10%) InDesign
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.10%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.10%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 261 (26.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 201 (20.57%) Office 365
3 133 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (5.53%) IaaS
5 36 (3.68%) PaaS
6 23 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (2.15%) IBM Cloud
8 19 (1.94%) Bluemix
9 18 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (1.84%) Mimecast
10 17 (1.74%) Amazon S3
10 17 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (1.02%) GitHub
13 10 (1.02%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.92%) G Suite
14 9 (0.92%) Route 53
15 8 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
16 7 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 277 (28.35%) Firewall
2 260 (26.61%) SAN
3 227 (23.23%) DNS
4 193 (19.75%) LAN
5 188 (19.24%) WAN
6 167 (17.09%) DHCP
7 121 (12.38%) TCP/IP
8 107 (10.95%) NetScaler
9 85 (8.70%) VPN
10 63 (6.45%) VLAN
11 41 (4.20%) VoIP
12 39 (3.99%) iSCSI
13 38 (3.89%) NAS
14 37 (3.79%) Network Security
15 35 (3.58%) SSL
16 34 (3.48%) Cisco ASA
17 32 (3.28%) Skype
18 31 (3.17%) Cisco IOS
18 31 (3.17%) Internet
19 30 (3.07%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.79%) MySQL
3 26 (2.66%) Big Data
4 22 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (1.43%) NoSQL
8 13 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (1.13%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (0.82%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.82%) MariaDB
13 7 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.72%) Relational Database
14 6 (0.61%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
16 4 (0.41%) RavenDB
16 4 (0.41%) Redis
16 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (4.20%) JIRA
2 34 (3.48%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.48%) Jenkins
3 24 (2.46%) Subversion
4 23 (2.35%) MSI
5 21 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 20 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (1.23%) WiX
9 10 (1.02%) Vagrant
10 9 (0.92%) Redmine
11 8 (0.82%) Ant
11 8 (0.82%) Maven
11 8 (0.82%) TestRail
12 7 (0.72%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (0.51%) GitLab
14 5 (0.51%) Gradle
14 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.41%) WinDbg
General
1 137 (14.02%) Finance
2 53 (5.42%) Law
3 47 (4.81%) Advertising
4 36 (3.68%) Legal
5 27 (2.76%) Marketing
6 20 (2.05%) Games
7 18 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.74%) Retail
9 15 (1.54%) Banking
10 10 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.82%) Online Betting
12 7 (0.72%) Back Office
13 6 (0.61%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.41%) Electronics
14 4 (0.41%) German Language
15 3 (0.31%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.10%) Billing
16 1 (0.10%) Portuguese Language
16 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 216 (22.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 128 (13.10%) Support Engineer
3 113 (11.57%) Systems Engineer
4 112 (11.46%) VMware Engineer
5 86 (8.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 76 (7.78%) Infrastructure Support
7 73 (7.47%) Team Leader
8 70 (7.16%) Architect
9 65 (6.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 65 (6.65%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 62 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
11 59 (6.04%) Analyst
12 55 (5.63%) IT Engineer
13 50 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
14 47 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 46 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
16 45 (4.61%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 45 (4.61%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
17 43 (4.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 42 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.42%) Web Services
2 25 (2.56%) Middleware
3 17 (1.74%) .NET
4 15 (1.54%) JSON
5 12 (1.23%) .NET Framework
5 12 (1.23%) AngularJS
5 12 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (1.23%) CSS
5 12 (1.23%) Dapper ORM
5 12 (1.23%) Entity Framework
5 12 (1.23%) HTML
5 12 (1.23%) MFC
5 12 (1.23%) NHibernate
5 12 (1.23%) REST
5 12 (1.23%) WCF
5 12 (1.23%) WPF
6 11 (1.13%) LEMP Stack
7 10 (1.02%) LDAP
8 9 (0.92%) Angular 2
8 9 (0.92%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 187 (19.14%) Data Centre
2 84 (8.60%) Self-Motivation
3 76 (7.78%) Public Cloud
4 60 (6.14%) Clustering
5 53 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (5.22%) Computer Science
7 38 (3.89%) Enterprise Storage
8 37 (3.79%) Private Cloud
9 32 (3.28%) Management Information System
10 30 (3.07%) Replication
11 27 (2.76%) User Experience
12 23 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (2.35%) Fat Client
12 23 (2.35%) Thin Client
13 22 (2.25%) Driving Licence
14 17 (1.74%) IBM Mainframe
14 17 (1.74%) Mainframe
15 14 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
16 12 (1.23%) EMC VNX
17 11 (1.13%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 847 (86.69%) Windows
2 597 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 322 (32.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 315 (32.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 286 (29.27%) Linux
6 117 (11.98%) Windows 7
7 104 (10.64%) Windows 10
8 62 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 53 (5.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 45 (4.61%) Unix
11 31 (3.17%) Windows 8
12 27 (2.76%) CentOS
13 22 (2.25%) Ubuntu
14 21 (2.15%) Debian
15 19 (1.94%) Mac OS X
16 18 (1.84%) VMS
17 16 (1.64%) Mac OS
18 13 (1.33%) Solaris
19 12 (1.23%) HPUX
20 10 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (30.19%) ITIL
2 123 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
3 90 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
4 89 (9.11%) DevOps
5 83 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 69 (7.06%) Service Delivery
7 68 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 68 (6.96%) Root Cause Analysis
8 66 (6.76%) Mentoring
9 63 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (6.45%) Configuration Management
10 59 (6.04%) Migration
10 59 (6.04%) Project Management
11 52 (5.32%) Software Engineering
12 45 (4.61%) Business Continuity
13 44 (4.50%) Problem Management
14 42 (4.30%) Capacity Planning
15 41 (4.20%) PRINCE2
16 40 (4.09%) Coaching
16 40 (4.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 183 (18.73%) PowerShell
2 133 (13.61%) SQL
3 48 (4.91%) Python
4 42 (4.30%) Bash Shell
5 34 (3.48%) Java
6 27 (2.76%) Perl
7 21 (2.15%) VBScript
8 19 (1.94%) C
9 17 (1.74%) C#
10 15 (1.54%) JavaScript
10 15 (1.54%) PHP
10 15 (1.54%) Ruby
11 13 (1.33%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.92%) C++
12 9 (0.92%) Korn
13 3 (0.31%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.31%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.20%) Scala
15 1 (0.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 113 (11.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (10.85%) Degree
3 102 (10.44%) MCSE
4 70 (7.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 62 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (5.22%) Security Cleared
7 48 (4.91%) CCNA
7 48 (4.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 47 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
9 37 (3.79%) Citrix Certification
10 29 (2.97%) DV Cleared
11 25 (2.56%) SC Cleared
12 20 (2.05%) MCITP
13 19 (1.94%) CCNP
14 17 (1.74%) CCA
14 17 (1.74%) MCSA
14 17 (1.74%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
16 12 (1.23%) CompTIA Security+
17 11 (1.13%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (10.03%) SLA
2 43 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.66%) PCI DSS
4 20 (2.05%) COBIT
5 15 (1.54%) QA
6 11 (1.13%) GDPR
7 3 (0.31%) COSHH
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.20%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 561 (57.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 518 (53.02%) Active Directory
3 271 (27.74%) vSphere
4 247 (25.28%) Hyper-V
5 160 (16.38%) XenApp
6 122 (12.49%) XenDesktop
7 88 (9.01%) VMware NSX
8 82 (8.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 49 (5.02%) Docker
10 35 (3.58%) NFS
11 34 (3.48%) XenServer
12 27 (2.76%) Terminal Services
12 27 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (1.02%) Firmware
13 10 (1.02%) Samba
14 9 (0.92%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.92%) KVM
14 9 (0.92%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.92%) Xen
15 8 (0.82%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 289 (29.58%) vCenter Server
2 156 (15.97%) SCCM
3 92 (9.42%) SCOM
4 64 (6.55%) Puppet
5 53 (5.42%) WSUS
6 52 (5.32%) Ansible
7 46 (4.71%) Backup Exec
8 43 (4.40%) vMotion
9 41 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
10 40 (4.09%) SCOrch
11 38 (3.89%) Nagios
12 36 (3.68%) Kubernetes
13 35 (3.58%) SCVMM
14 34 (3.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 31 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 27 (2.76%) vRealize
17 20 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
17 20 (2.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 19 (1.94%) Terraform
19 18 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 943 (96.52%) VMware
2 500 (51.18%) Microsoft
3 290 (29.68%) Cisco
4 284 (29.07%) Citrix
5 144 (14.74%) HP
6 78 (7.98%) NetApp
7 75 (7.68%) Veeam
8 67 (6.86%) Dell
9 66 (6.76%) Symantec
10 63 (6.45%) Red Hat
11 51 (5.22%) Ivanti
12 50 (5.12%) Oracle
13 42 (4.30%) IBM
14 40 (4.09%) Juniper
15 38 (3.89%) Meraki
16 37 (3.79%) EMC
17 36 (3.68%) SolarWinds
18 35 (3.58%) Apple
18 35 (3.58%) CommVault
19 33 (3.38%) Veritas