Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 211 192 271
Rank change year-on-year -19 +79 +11
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 115 18 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.10% 0.46% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 6.37% 2.69% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 111 17 54
10th Percentile £35,000 £24,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £29,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £33,500 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year +19.40% -12.99% +2.67%
75th Percentile £50,625 £38,750 £46,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £40,750 £58,375
England median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -1.11% +4.65% -7.53%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,805 668 1,953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.19% 17.02% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,464 569 1,662
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £56,628 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.96% +10.00% -

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the Midlands

VMware ESXi
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in the Midlands.

Salary trend for VMware ESXi in the Midlands

VMware ESXi
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Salary histogram for VMware ESXi in the Midlands

VMware ESXi
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
West Midlands -48 74 £40,000 +23.08% 8
East Midlands -40 41 £42,500 -6.59% 10
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 106 (92.17%) VMware
2 101 (87.83%) Windows
3 97 (84.35%) Microsoft
4 89 (77.39%) Active Directory
5 86 (74.78%) Windows Server
6 57 (49.57%) Azure
7 50 (43.48%) SQL Server
8 48 (41.74%) Clustering
9 47 (40.87%) IIS
10 46 (40.00%) Web Services
10 46 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
11 44 (38.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 33 (28.70%) Linux
13 30 (26.09%) Cisco
14 29 (25.22%) DNS
14 29 (25.22%) PowerShell
14 29 (25.22%) Microsoft 365
15 28 (24.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 28 (24.35%) WAN
16 27 (23.48%) DHCP
16 27 (23.48%) SQL
16 27 (23.48%) Capacity Management
16 27 (23.48%) AWS
17 24 (20.87%) Data Centre
17 24 (20.87%) Firewall
17 24 (20.87%) LAN
18 22 (19.13%) MS Exchange
18 22 (19.13%) SLA
18 22 (19.13%) Social Skills
19 21 (18.26%) Hyper-V

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 47 (40.87%) IIS
2 22 (19.13%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.83%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.48%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 57 (49.57%) Azure
2 29 (25.22%) Microsoft 365
3 27 (23.48%) AWS
4 11 (9.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (9.57%) SaaS
5 8 (6.96%) PaaS
6 7 (6.09%) Mimecast
7 6 (5.22%) OneDrive
7 6 (5.22%) Power Automate
7 6 (5.22%) Power Platform
7 6 (5.22%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.22%) DNS
2 28 (24.35%) WAN
3 27 (23.48%) DHCP
4 24 (20.87%) Firewall
4 24 (20.87%) LAN
5 18 (15.65%) SAN
6 15 (13.04%) VPN
7 13 (11.30%) VLAN
8 10 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (8.70%) WLAN
9 8 (6.96%) VSAN
10 4 (3.48%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
11 3 (2.61%) Kerberos
11 3 (2.61%) MPLS
12 2 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.74%) PBX
12 2 (1.74%) RTP
13 1 (0.87%) Cisco Firepower
13 1 (0.87%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (43.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.74%) MSTest
2 2 (1.74%) NUnit
2 2 (1.74%) Selenium
2 2 (1.74%) SpecFlow
2 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 22 (19.13%) Social Skills
2 11 (9.57%) Automotive
3 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.96%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (6.09%) Back Office
6 6 (5.22%) Documentation Skills
6 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.61%) Marketing
7 3 (2.61%) Retail
8 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (27.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 29 (25.22%) IT Engineer
3 26 (22.61%) Support Engineer
4 25 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (21.74%) Project Engineer
4 25 (21.74%) VMware Engineer
5 22 (19.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (19.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 21 (18.26%) Windows Engineer
7 19 (16.52%) Active Directory Engineer
8 11 (9.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (7.83%) Network Engineer
11 8 (6.96%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 8 (6.96%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (5.22%) Cloud Consultant
12 6 (5.22%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
12 6 (5.22%) Consultant
12 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 6 (5.22%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (40.00%) Web Services
2 3 (2.61%) LDAP
3 2 (1.74%) .NET
3 2 (1.74%) HTML
3 2 (1.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (41.74%) Clustering
2 24 (20.87%) Data Centre
3 14 (12.17%) PKI
4 6 (5.22%) Client/Server
4 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.22%) User Experience
5 2 (1.74%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.74%) Life Science
5 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 101 (87.83%) Windows
2 86 (74.78%) Windows Server
3 33 (28.70%) Linux
4 19 (16.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (6.09%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.61%) Unix
9 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (23.48%) Capacity Management
3 18 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (13.04%) ITIL
5 11 (9.57%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.83%) Change Management
6 9 (7.83%) Project Delivery
7 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure as Code
7 8 (6.96%) Mentoring
7 8 (6.96%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.96%) Process Improvement
7 8 (6.96%) Systems Engineering
8 7 (6.09%) BCP
8 7 (6.09%) Identity Management
8 7 (6.09%) Migration
8 7 (6.09%) Patch Management
8 7 (6.09%) Proactive Maintenance
8 7 (6.09%) Service Management
9 6 (5.22%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.22%) PowerShell
2 27 (23.48%) SQL
3 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.74%) C#
4 2 (1.74%) Java
4 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.87%) C
5 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (16.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (13.91%) CCNA
2 16 (13.91%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (13.04%) VCAP
4 11 (9.57%) CCNP
4 11 (9.57%) MCSA
5 9 (7.83%) MCSE
6 8 (6.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (5.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.61%) Degree
8 3 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.74%) MCP
10 1 (0.87%) CCENT
10 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.74%) QA
System Software
1 89 (77.39%) Active Directory
2 44 (38.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (18.26%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.57%) vSphere
5 9 (7.83%) NFS
6 8 (6.96%) Terminal Server
7 6 (5.22%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (5.22%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.74%) Docker
9 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (12.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 12 (10.43%) vCenter Server
4 11 (9.57%) SCCM
4 11 (9.57%) SCOM
5 10 (8.70%) WSUS
6 9 (7.83%) Ansible
7 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (5.22%) SCOrch
8 6 (5.22%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (4.35%) Kubernetes
9 5 (4.35%) vRealize
10 2 (1.74%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.74%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (1.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 106 (92.17%) VMware
2 97 (84.35%) Microsoft
3 30 (26.09%) Cisco
4 16 (13.91%) HP
5 13 (11.30%) Juniper
6 9 (7.83%) Avaya
6 9 (7.83%) Veeam
7 7 (6.09%) Aruba
8 5 (4.35%) Dell
9 4 (3.48%) Citrix
9 4 (3.48%) Meraki
10 3 (2.61%) Ruckus Wireless
10 3 (2.61%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.61%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.74%) Agilent
11 2 (1.74%) CommVault
11 2 (1.74%) Mitel
12 1 (0.87%) Fujitsu
12 1 (0.87%) McAfee
12 1 (0.87%) NetApp