Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 580 441 519
Rank change year-on-year -139 +78 -44
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 432 266 718
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 2.16% 3.00% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 339 207 591
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% -5.38%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,250 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 20,026 8,856 22,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.71% 18.87% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 13,779 7,554 19,098
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,825 £25,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £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 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021. 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
Midlands -35 117 £40,000 +11.11% 22
London -217 102 £55,000 +2.80% 20
West Midlands -31 83 £40,000 +23.08% 15
North of England -88 69 £47,500 +7.95% 25
South West -52 63 £45,000 +36.36% 13
South East -183 50 £42,500 -10.53% 23
North West -75 49 £50,000 -9.09% 11
East Midlands -43 34 £42,500 -5.56% 7
East of England -70 28 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Yorkshire -95 11 £47,500 +84.47% 11
North East -29 9 £27,500 -29.03% 3
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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.

1 415 (96.06%) VMware
2 318 (73.61%) Windows
3 306 (70.83%) Microsoft
4 262 (60.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 255 (59.03%) Windows Server
6 254 (58.80%) Active Directory
7 235 (54.40%) Azure
8 164 (37.96%) Firewall
9 145 (33.56%) PowerShell
10 137 (31.71%) Linux
11 136 (31.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 123 (28.47%) Microsoft 365
13 120 (27.78%) AWS
14 107 (24.77%) DNS
15 94 (21.76%) SQL Server
16 91 (21.06%) ITIL
17 90 (20.83%) Web Services
17 90 (20.83%) DHCP
18 89 (20.60%) Cisco
19 87 (20.14%) vSphere
19 87 (20.14%) Data Centre
20 85 (19.68%) Social Skills
20 85 (19.68%) Citrix
21 84 (19.44%) IIS
22 82 (18.98%) vCenter Server
23 79 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
24 78 (18.06%) VPN
25 75 (17.36%) Clustering
26 74 (17.13%) MS Exchange
27 73 (16.90%) Public Cloud

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 84 (19.44%) IIS
2 74 (17.13%) MS Exchange
3 46 (10.65%) SharePoint
4 38 (8.80%) Confluence
5 21 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (3.70%) nginx
8 7 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.62%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.62%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.69%) Apache
10 3 (0.69%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.23%) JBoss
12 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 235 (54.40%) Azure
2 123 (28.47%) Microsoft 365
3 120 (27.78%) AWS
4 45 (10.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (7.41%) GCP
6 24 (5.56%) OneDrive
7 22 (5.09%) PaaS
8 17 (3.94%) IaaS
9 16 (3.70%) SaaS
10 13 (3.01%) Mimecast
11 10 (2.31%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (1.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 7 (1.62%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (1.62%) MinIO
13 7 (1.62%) Slack
13 7 (1.62%) Stackdriver
14 6 (1.39%) Azure Storage
14 6 (1.39%) Power Platform
14 6 (1.39%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 164 (37.96%) Firewall
2 107 (24.77%) DNS
3 90 (20.83%) DHCP
4 78 (18.06%) VPN
5 71 (16.44%) WAN
6 62 (14.35%) LAN
7 58 (13.43%) SAN
7 58 (13.43%) TCP/IP
8 53 (12.27%) VLAN
9 36 (8.33%) IPv4
10 35 (8.10%) VSAN
11 26 (6.02%) OSPF
12 18 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (3.94%) MPLS
14 14 (3.24%) SSL
15 13 (3.01%) Network Security
16 12 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (2.78%) WLAN
17 11 (2.55%) SMTP
17 11 (2.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (21.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (2.31%) MySQL
3 9 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.69%) Big Data
5 3 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.23%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.23%) Redis
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 49 (11.34%) Git (software)
2 48 (11.11%) JIRA
3 36 (8.33%) Subversion
4 12 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.85%) GitLab
6 7 (1.62%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.16%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.46%) MSTest
8 2 (0.46%) NUnit
8 2 (0.46%) Selenium
8 2 (0.46%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 1 (0.23%) MSI
9 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 85 (19.68%) Social Skills
2 31 (7.18%) Finance
3 19 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.40%) Organisational Skills
3 19 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.78%) Banking
5 10 (2.31%) Automotive
6 9 (2.08%) Law
7 8 (1.85%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.85%) Back Office
7 8 (1.85%) Documentation Skills
8 7 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.62%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (1.39%) Military
10 5 (1.16%) Marketing
11 4 (0.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 3 (0.69%) Legal
12 3 (0.69%) Public Sector
13 2 (0.46%) Games
13 2 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (25.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (12.04%) Support Engineer
3 50 (11.57%) VMware Engineer
4 48 (11.11%) IT Engineer
5 38 (8.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 33 (7.64%) Azure Engineer
7 32 (7.41%) Project Engineer
8 31 (7.18%) Analyst
9 29 (6.71%) Systems Engineer
9 29 (6.71%) Windows Engineer
10 26 (6.02%) Linux Engineer
11 24 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 24 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
12 23 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
13 22 (5.09%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (4.86%) Architect
14 21 (4.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 20 (4.63%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (20.83%) Web Services
2 20 (4.63%) LDAP
3 16 (3.70%) ARM Templates
4 15 (3.47%) Node.js
5 12 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
6 11 (2.55%) Kafka
7 10 (2.31%) 802.1X
7 10 (2.31%) REST
8 9 (2.08%) HTML
9 8 (1.85%) LAMP
9 8 (1.85%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (1.62%) .NET
10 7 (1.62%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (1.62%) CSS
10 7 (1.62%) CSS3
10 7 (1.62%) Flask
10 7 (1.62%) JWT
10 7 (1.62%) LAPP Stack
10 7 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (1.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 87 (20.14%) Data Centre
2 75 (17.36%) Clustering
3 73 (16.90%) Public Cloud
4 29 (6.71%) PKI
5 25 (5.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 22 (5.09%) Private Cloud
7 21 (4.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (3.70%) Cloud Native
10 14 (3.24%) Replication
11 13 (3.01%) Management Information System
12 9 (2.08%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.85%) User Experience
14 5 (1.16%) EMC VNX
14 5 (1.16%) Legacy Systems
15 4 (0.93%) Cybercrime
16 3 (0.69%) Driving Licence
16 3 (0.69%) FlexPod
16 3 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
16 3 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 318 (73.61%) Windows
2 255 (59.03%) Windows Server
3 137 (31.71%) Linux
4 79 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (13.89%) Windows 10
5 60 (13.89%) Windows Server 2016
6 58 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (8.56%) Windows Server 2019
8 29 (6.71%) Unix
9 24 (5.56%) Ubuntu
10 20 (4.63%) CentOS
11 15 (3.47%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.39%) VMS
14 5 (1.16%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.46%) SUSE
15 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (31.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 91 (21.06%) ITIL
3 69 (15.97%) DevOps
4 68 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
6 53 (12.27%) Configuration Management
6 53 (12.27%) Service Management
7 52 (12.04%) Scrum
8 48 (11.11%) Load Balancing
9 46 (10.65%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 43 (9.95%) Migration
10 43 (9.95%) Task Automation
11 38 (8.80%) SDLC
11 38 (8.80%) Software Testing
12 37 (8.56%) DevSecOps
13 36 (8.33%) Cyber Intelligence
13 36 (8.33%) Data Science
13 36 (8.33%) Machine Learning
13 36 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 30 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 145 (33.56%) PowerShell
2 66 (15.28%) Python
3 61 (14.12%) SQL
4 45 (10.42%) Bash Shell
5 20 (4.63%) Java
6 11 (2.55%) Go
7 10 (2.31%) C#
7 10 (2.31%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.85%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.62%) CFML
9 7 (1.62%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.16%) C
11 3 (0.69%) VBScript
12 2 (0.46%) XQuery
13 1 (0.23%) Perl
13 1 (0.23%) PHP
13 1 (0.23%) Ruby
13 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 39 (9.03%) Degree
3 37 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (7.64%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (7.41%) CCNA
6 29 (6.71%) SC Cleared
7 22 (5.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (4.63%) GIAC
9 18 (4.17%) MCSE
10 17 (3.94%) CCNP
10 17 (3.94%) DV Cleared
10 17 (3.94%) MCSA
11 16 (3.70%) RHCE
12 10 (2.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (2.31%) VCAP
13 9 (2.08%) MCP
14 8 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (1.62%) Master's Degree
16 5 (1.16%) RHCSA
17 4 (0.93%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.18%) SLA
2 10 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.39%) NIST
4 4 (0.93%) NCSC
5 3 (0.69%) GDPR
5 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.69%) PMO
5 3 (0.69%) QA
6 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 262 (60.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 254 (58.80%) Active Directory
3 87 (20.14%) vSphere
4 66 (15.28%) Hyper-V
5 60 (13.89%) Docker
6 47 (10.88%) XenApp
7 44 (10.19%) Virtual Machines
8 39 (9.03%) XenDesktop
9 30 (6.94%) VMware NSX
10 15 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (2.55%) NFS
12 10 (2.31%) KVM
12 10 (2.31%) Terminal Server
12 10 (2.31%) Terminal Services
13 9 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (1.85%) Firmware
15 7 (1.62%) Ceph
15 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
17 3 (0.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 82 (18.98%) vCenter Server
2 68 (15.74%) Microsoft Clustering
3 63 (14.58%) Ansible
4 58 (13.43%) SCCM
5 50 (11.57%) Puppet
6 29 (6.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 28 (6.48%) Kubernetes
8 24 (5.56%) SCOM
9 18 (4.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 17 (3.94%) WSUS
11 16 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
12 13 (3.01%) SCOrch
13 12 (2.78%) vRealize
14 11 (2.55%) Terraform
15 10 (2.31%) Backup Exec
15 10 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
16 9 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (2.08%) PowerCLI
16 9 (2.08%) Prometheus
17 7 (1.62%) Rancher
Vendors
1 415 (96.06%) VMware
2 306 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 89 (20.60%) Cisco
4 85 (19.68%) Citrix
5 38 (8.80%) HP
6 34 (7.87%) Red Hat
6 34 (7.87%) Veeam
7 32 (7.41%) NetApp
8 26 (6.02%) Dell
9 25 (5.79%) EMC
9 25 (5.79%) Google
9 25 (5.79%) Oracle
10 14 (3.24%) Juniper
11 13 (3.01%) F5
12 12 (2.78%) Meraki
12 12 (2.78%) ServiceNow
12 12 (2.78%) Symantec
13 11 (2.55%) 3PAR
13 11 (2.55%) IBM
13 11 (2.55%) Ivanti