The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESX Server
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 121 127
Rank change year-on-year +27 +6  
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 11 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.88% 1.12% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 5.56% 6.29% 6.79%
Number of salaries quoted 11 22 22
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +43.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -8.75% -3.61%  

VMware ESX is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 198 350 324
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 15.88% 17.81% 13.32%
Number of salaries quoted 151 322 221
Median salary £45,000 £48,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £25,876
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £90,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in Reading

VMware ESX
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESX in Reading.

Salary trend for VMware ESX in Reading

VMware ESX
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX in Reading over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VMware ESX in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing VMware ESX 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 Reading region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (68.75%) Linux
3 20 (62.50%) Windows
4 16 (50.00%) Unix
5 14 (43.75%) PowerShell
6 12 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (37.50%) Solaris
6 12 (37.50%) Perl
6 12 (37.50%) Red Hat
7 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (34.38%) High Availability
8 10 (31.25%) Security Architecture
8 10 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (31.25%) Security Patching
8 10 (31.25%) Palo Alto
8 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
8 10 (31.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 10 (31.25%) Firewall
8 10 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
8 10 (31.25%) Cisco
9 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
10 8 (25.00%) Change Management
10 8 (25.00%) Information Security
10 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
10 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (21.88%) Imperva
11 7 (21.88%) LogLogic
11 7 (21.88%) Patch Management
11 7 (21.88%) Kalman Filter

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 7 (21.88%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Domino
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) Firewall
1 10 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (21.88%) SSL
3 7 (21.88%) VPN
4 5 (15.63%) DNS
5 2 (6.25%) IMAP
5 2 (6.25%) NAS
5 2 (6.25%) Network Security
5 2 (6.25%) SAN
5 2 (6.25%) SMTP
5 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.13%) DHCP
6 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 4 (12.50%) WebLOAD
2 2 (6.25%) AQtime
2 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) VMware Engineer
2 12 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (34.38%) Architect
4 10 (31.25%) Security Architect
5 7 (21.88%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) Support Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) Security Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) Unix Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Linux Support
7 4 (12.50%) Linux Support Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Senior Linux Support
7 4 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) VMware Support Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Driving Licence
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Linux
2 20 (62.50%) Windows
3 16 (50.00%) Unix
4 12 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (37.50%) Solaris
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) High Availability
2 10 (31.25%) Security Architecture
2 10 (31.25%) Security Patching
3 8 (25.00%) Change Management
3 8 (25.00%) Information Security
4 7 (21.88%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (21.88%) Patch Management
5 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.38%) Threat Management
8 2 (6.25%) Defect Management
9 1 (3.13%) Analytics
9 1 (3.13%) Big Data Analytics
9 1 (3.13%) Data Analytics
9 1 (3.13%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 12 (37.50%) Perl
3 5 (15.63%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) C#
4 2 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) RHCE
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (6.25%) Perfmon
3 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco
3 10 (31.25%) Palo Alto
4 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 7 (21.88%) Imperva
6 7 (21.88%) LogLogic
7 2 (6.25%) IBM
8 1 (3.13%) Citrix
8 1 (3.13%) HP
8 1 (3.13%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.13%) SAP