Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 317 306
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11 -24
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 47 50 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 3.09% 3.58% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 40 52 45
North West median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,450 £31,300 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,250 £57,500 £64,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%

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 1519 1397 1370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.39% 11.23% 10.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1226 1185 1030
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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
Manchester -24 33 £32,500 -23.53%
Cheshire -28 8 £55,000 +52.78%
Lancashire +7 5 £32,500 -9.72%
Merseyside +15 1 £65,000 +80.56%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 46 (97.87%) VMware
2 40 (85.11%) Windows
3 30 (63.83%) Microsoft
4 26 (55.32%) Windows Server
5 22 (46.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (44.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
9 18 (38.30%) Citrix
10 17 (36.17%) MS Exchange
11 16 (34.04%) Cisco
12 15 (31.91%) SQL
13 12 (25.53%) SAN
14 11 (23.40%) Firewall
15 10 (21.28%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (21.28%) Linux
15 10 (21.28%) DNS
15 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
15 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (21.28%) Office 365
15 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (19.15%) XenDesktop
16 9 (19.15%) SLA
16 9 (19.15%) NetApp
17 8 (17.02%) LAN
17 8 (17.02%) WAN
17 8 (17.02%) SCCM
17 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
17 8 (17.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (17.02%) XenApp

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 17 (36.17%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.51%) WordPress
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) Office 365
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.51%) GitHub
3 3 (6.38%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) SAN
2 11 (23.40%) Firewall
3 10 (21.28%) DNS
4 8 (17.02%) LAN
4 8 (17.02%) WAN
5 7 (14.89%) NetScaler
6 6 (12.77%) DHCP
6 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.51%) MPLS
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.26%) IPsec
8 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
8 2 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (4.26%) VoIP
8 2 (4.26%) VPN
9 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.13%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.13%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.51%) JIRA
1 4 (8.51%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) MSI
General
1 4 (8.51%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) IT Support
5 4 (8.51%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) IT Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Citrix Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) COM
1 1 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.51%) Driving Licence
1 4 (8.51%) Replication
2 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) iPad
3 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 40 (85.11%) Windows
2 26 (55.32%) Windows Server
3 22 (46.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (44.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (21.28%) Linux
6 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (10.64%) Windows 10
8 4 (8.51%) Mac OS
9 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
10 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.13%) AIX
11 1 (2.13%) CentOS
11 1 (2.13%) Debian
11 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
2 5 (10.64%) ITIL
3 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
3 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.51%) Hardware Maintenance
3 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (8.51%) People Management
4 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.38%) Resource Allocation
4 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (4.26%) Data Security
5 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.26%) Information Security
5 2 (4.26%) ITSM
5 2 (4.26%) Migration
5 2 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Service Management
5 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Citrix Certification
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (14.89%) CCA
3 7 (14.89%) MCSE
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (12.77%) NCDA
5 5 (10.64%) Degree
5 5 (10.64%) MCSA
6 3 (6.38%) HNC
6 3 (6.38%) HND
7 2 (4.26%) CCNA
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) SLA
2 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (19.15%) XenDesktop
4 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
4 8 (17.02%) vSphere
4 8 (17.02%) XenApp
5 6 (12.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (8.51%) VMware Server
6 4 (8.51%) XenServer
7 1 (2.13%) Docker
7 1 (2.13%) vCloud
7 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) SCCM
2 6 (12.77%) WSUS
3 3 (6.38%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.38%) Nagios
3 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.38%) Puppet
4 2 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.26%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.26%) XenMobile
5 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.13%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 46 (97.87%) VMware
2 30 (63.83%) Microsoft
3 18 (38.30%) Citrix
4 16 (34.04%) Cisco
5 9 (19.15%) NetApp
6 6 (12.77%) Veeam
7 5 (10.64%) McAfee
7 5 (10.64%) Symantec
8 4 (8.51%) Mitel
9 3 (6.38%) Forcepoint
9 3 (6.38%) HP
9 3 (6.38%) Meraki
10 2 (4.26%) Altiris
10 2 (4.26%) arcserve
10 2 (4.26%) Dell
10 2 (4.26%) Juniper
10 2 (4.26%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (4.26%) Sophos
10 2 (4.26%) Wyse
11 1 (2.13%) ProCurve