Period
to 21 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 248 282 328
Rank change year-on-year +34 +46 +3
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 85 77 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.65% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 5.37% 4.22% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 69 59 47
North West median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £23,200 £17,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £49,482 £47,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% - -

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 North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,582 1,824 1,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.15% 15.30% 11.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,240 1,483 1,281
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the North West

VMware ESXi
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the North West.

Salary trend for VMware ESXi in the North West

VMware ESXi
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the North West over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Salary histogram for VMware ESXi in the North West

VMware ESXi
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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
Cheshire +60 34 £37,500 -16.67% 2
Manchester -3 32 £24,500 +19.51% 8
Cumbria - 12 £32,500 -
Lancashire -26 7 £42,241 +20.69%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 83 (97.65%) VMware
2 72 (84.71%) Active Directory
3 71 (83.53%) Windows
4 62 (72.94%) Windows Server
5 52 (61.18%) Microsoft
5 52 (61.18%) Firewall
6 49 (57.65%) DNS
7 45 (52.94%) Cisco
8 43 (50.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 40 (47.06%) Office 365
9 40 (47.06%) Linux
10 39 (45.88%) VLAN
11 33 (38.82%) TCP/IP
12 31 (36.47%) Azure
13 28 (32.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 27 (31.76%) Windows 10
14 27 (31.76%) HP
15 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (28.24%) WAN
17 23 (27.06%) DHCP
17 23 (27.06%) WSUS
18 22 (25.88%) LAN
19 21 (24.71%) vSphere
20 20 (23.53%) PowerShell
21 19 (22.35%) SAN
21 19 (22.35%) Red Hat
22 18 (21.18%) MS Exchange
23 17 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
23 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
24 16 (18.82%) AWS

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 18 (21.18%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.29%) SharePoint
3 10 (11.76%) WebSphere
4 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.35%) IIS
6 1 (1.18%) Apache
6 1 (1.18%) CloudStack
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.18%) nginx
6 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (47.06%) Office 365
2 31 (36.47%) Azure
3 16 (18.82%) AWS
4 13 (15.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (14.12%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 52 (61.18%) Firewall
2 49 (57.65%) DNS
3 39 (45.88%) VLAN
4 33 (38.82%) TCP/IP
5 24 (28.24%) WAN
6 23 (27.06%) DHCP
7 22 (25.88%) LAN
8 19 (22.35%) SAN
9 16 (18.82%) Internet
9 16 (18.82%) VPN
10 13 (15.29%) HTTP
10 13 (15.29%) SMTP
11 12 (14.12%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (5.88%) Wireless
13 3 (3.53%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (3.53%) VSAN
14 2 (2.35%) SSL
15 1 (1.18%) Intranet
15 1 (1.18%) IPsec
15 1 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) MySQL
2 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) GitLab
General
1 6 (7.06%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.35%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (31.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (21.18%) Administrator
3 13 (15.29%) Network Administrator
3 13 (15.29%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (14.12%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (14.12%) Network Systems Engineer
5 11 (12.94%) Server Engineer
6 10 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (11.76%) Network Support
6 10 (11.76%) Network Support Technician
6 10 (11.76%) Network Technician
6 10 (11.76%) Support Technician
7 9 (10.59%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (9.41%) IT Engineer
8 8 (9.41%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (7.06%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
10 5 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) SAML
2 1 (1.18%) LAMP
2 1 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.18%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.18%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.94%) EMC VNX
3 6 (7.06%) FMCG
4 5 (5.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.35%) Social Network
7 1 (1.18%) Clustering
7 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.18%) Replication
7 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 71 (83.53%) Windows
2 62 (72.94%) Windows Server
3 40 (47.06%) Linux
4 27 (31.76%) Windows 10
5 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (17.65%) CentOS
6 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (15.29%) Ubuntu
8 12 (14.12%) Mac OS X
9 11 (12.94%) Windows 7
10 8 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (3.53%) AIX
12 3 (3.53%) VMS
13 1 (1.18%) Android
13 1 (1.18%) Solaris
13 1 (1.18%) SUSE
13 1 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (16.47%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (16.47%) Project Delivery
3 13 (15.29%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (15.29%) ITIL
3 13 (15.29%) Network Architecture
3 13 (15.29%) Project Planning
4 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (14.12%) Artificial Intelligence
4 12 (14.12%) Data Protection
4 12 (14.12%) Data Science
4 12 (14.12%) Software Engineering
4 12 (14.12%) Task Automation
5 10 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (10.59%) Patch Management
6 9 (10.59%) Problem Management
7 8 (9.41%) High Availability
7 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.24%) Email Filtering
8 7 (8.24%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.47%) SQL
3 13 (15.29%) Bash Shell
3 13 (15.29%) Python
4 1 (1.18%) Perl
4 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (16.47%) Degree
3 13 (15.29%) MCSA
4 12 (14.12%) RHCA
5 9 (10.59%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (9.41%) CCNA
7 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
7 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.53%) MCSE
10 1 (1.18%) HND
10 1 (1.18%) MCITP
10 1 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (84.71%) Active Directory
2 43 (50.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (24.71%) vSphere
4 12 (14.12%) pfSense
5 10 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 9 (10.59%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (8.24%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (5.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (3.53%) vCloud
9 3 (3.53%) VMware NSX
9 3 (3.53%) XenApp
10 2 (2.35%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.18%) KVM
11 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (27.06%) WSUS
2 12 (14.12%) Ansible
2 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (10.59%) SCCM
4 6 (7.06%) vCenter Server
5 5 (5.88%) vMotion
6 3 (3.53%) Puppet
7 2 (2.35%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.35%) Nagios
7 2 (2.35%) NetApp OnCommand
7 2 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.18%) Cacti
8 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.18%) Munin
Vendors
1 83 (97.65%) VMware
2 52 (61.18%) Microsoft
3 45 (52.94%) Cisco
4 27 (31.76%) HP
5 19 (22.35%) Red Hat
6 16 (18.82%) EMC
7 15 (17.65%) Veeam
8 13 (15.29%) Aruba
8 13 (15.29%) Dell
8 13 (15.29%) Meraki
9 12 (14.12%) CommVault
9 12 (14.12%) WatchGuard
10 10 (11.76%) IBM
11 9 (10.59%) Citrix
11 9 (10.59%) Palo Alto
12 5 (5.88%) Fortinet
13 4 (4.71%) McAfee
13 4 (4.71%) NetApp
14 3 (3.53%) 3PAR
14 3 (3.53%) Oracle