Period
to 5 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 5 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > South East
6 months to
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 270 313 302
Rank change year-on-year +43 -11 +85
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 97 117 225
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 0.63% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 3.98% 4.00% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 43 89 182
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £35,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -8.60%
75th Percentile £56,875 £48,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £64,750 £68,700 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% -7.37%

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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2,440 2,927 4,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.74% 15.69% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,950 2,399 3,436
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the South East

VMware ESXi
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for VMware ESXi in the South East

VMware ESXi
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi in the South East over the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

Salary histogram for VMware ESXi in the South East

VMware ESXi
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the South East region over the 6 months to 5 May 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
Hampshire +61 48 £61,500 +70.83% 5
Surrey +39 24 £52,500 +26.51% 2
Thames Valley +19 18 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Oxfordshire +13 8 £45,000 -
Berkshire +26 7 £40,000 -36.00% 6
Kent +1 5 £34,000 -24.44% 2
Buckinghamshire +22 3 £27,000 -22.86% 1
East Sussex +16 2 £45,000 -41.94%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 South East region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 97 (100.00%) VMware
2 84 (86.60%) Microsoft
3 82 (84.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 80 (82.47%) Windows
5 76 (78.35%) Active Directory
6 51 (52.58%) Windows Server
7 48 (49.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (48.45%) DNS
9 43 (44.33%) Windows Server 2016
10 39 (40.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 38 (39.18%) Security Cleared
11 38 (39.18%) DHCP
12 34 (35.05%) Windows Server 2019
13 32 (32.99%) SC Cleared
14 30 (30.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (30.93%) ITIL
15 28 (28.87%) MS Exchange
15 28 (28.87%) Firewall
16 27 (27.84%) PowerShell
16 27 (27.84%) Microsoft 365
17 26 (26.80%) Linux
18 25 (25.77%) Continuous Improvement
18 25 (25.77%) vSphere
18 25 (25.77%) Windows 10
19 24 (24.74%) Cisco
20 23 (23.71%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (23.71%) Azure
21 22 (22.68%) VSAN
22 21 (21.65%) CCNA
22 21 (21.65%) Cisco Certification

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 28 (28.87%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (11.34%) IIS
4 10 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.31%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.03%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (27.84%) Microsoft 365
2 23 (23.71%) Azure
3 17 (17.53%) AWS
4 7 (7.22%) Mimecast
5 5 (5.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.06%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (48.45%) DNS
2 38 (39.18%) DHCP
3 28 (28.87%) Firewall
4 22 (22.68%) VSAN
5 10 (10.31%) VPN
6 8 (8.25%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.25%) WAN
7 7 (7.22%) VLAN
8 6 (6.19%) iSCSI
9 4 (4.12%) BGP
9 4 (4.12%) Kerberos
9 4 (4.12%) MPLS
9 4 (4.12%) SAN
10 3 (3.09%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.09%) LAN
10 3 (3.09%) WLAN
11 2 (2.06%) VoIP
12 1 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (1.03%) Skype
12 1 (1.03%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.12%) JIRA
2 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (17.53%) Social Skills
2 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.31%) Military
3 2 (2.06%) Games
3 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.03%) Automotive
4 1 (1.03%) Finance
4 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (34.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (21.65%) IT Engineer
3 18 (18.56%) Support Engineer
4 12 (12.37%) IT Support
5 9 (9.28%) IT Support Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Administrator
6 8 (8.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Network Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Server Administrator
8 6 (6.19%) Server Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Network Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.59%) Data Centre
2 16 (16.49%) PKI
3 7 (7.22%) Clustering
3 7 (7.22%) Replication
4 5 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.12%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.03%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 80 (82.47%) Windows
2 51 (52.58%) Windows Server
3 48 (49.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (44.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 34 (35.05%) Windows Server 2019
6 30 (30.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (26.80%) Linux
8 25 (25.77%) Windows 10
9 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (7.22%) Windows 7
11 5 (5.15%) CentOS
12 3 (3.09%) Android
12 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
13 2 (2.06%) VMS
14 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
14 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (30.93%) ITIL
3 25 (25.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (19.59%) Service Management
5 18 (18.56%) IT Strategy
5 18 (18.56%) ITIL V3
6 14 (14.43%) Change Management
6 14 (14.43%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (10.31%) Data Centre Operations
7 10 (10.31%) Project Delivery
7 10 (10.31%) Task Automation
8 7 (7.22%) Security Patching
9 6 (6.19%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.19%) Network Virtualisation
9 6 (6.19%) Patch Management
10 5 (5.15%) Virtual Environments
11 4 (4.12%) Antivirus Management
11 4 (4.12%) Application Packaging
11 4 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.12%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.84%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.25%) SQL
3 2 (2.06%) C
3 2 (2.06%) Python
3 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (39.18%) Security Cleared
2 32 (32.99%) SC Cleared
3 23 (23.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (21.65%) CCNA
4 21 (21.65%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (20.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (19.59%) MCSA
7 12 (12.37%) Degree
8 11 (11.34%) DV Cleared
9 10 (10.31%) MCP
9 10 (10.31%) MCSE
9 10 (10.31%) VCP6
10 5 (5.15%) CCNP
11 4 (4.12%) HNC
12 3 (3.09%) CCENT
12 3 (3.09%) CISSP
12 3 (3.09%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (1.03%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) NCSC
1 4 (4.12%) NIST
1 4 (4.12%) SLA
2 3 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (84.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (78.35%) Active Directory
3 25 (25.77%) vSphere
4 19 (19.59%) Hyper-V
5 15 (15.46%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (14.43%) VMware NSX
7 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (4.12%) Firmware
8 4 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.06%) NFS
9 2 (2.06%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.03%) KVM
10 1 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (19.59%) SCCM
2 18 (18.56%) vCenter Server
3 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (10.31%) SCOrch
3 10 (10.31%) SCVMM
4 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (5.15%) vRealize
6 4 (4.12%) Ansible
7 3 (3.09%) FortiGate
8 2 (2.06%) SCOM
9 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (1.03%) Nagios
9 1 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 97 (100.00%) VMware
2 84 (86.60%) Microsoft
3 24 (24.74%) Cisco
4 9 (9.28%) CA
5 7 (7.22%) Dell
5 7 (7.22%) HP
5 7 (7.22%) NetApp
6 6 (6.19%) CommVault
6 6 (6.19%) Veeam
7 5 (5.15%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.09%) Avaya
8 3 (3.09%) F5
8 3 (3.09%) Meraki
8 3 (3.09%) Ruckus Wireless
8 3 (3.09%) Sophos
9 2 (2.06%) Aruba
9 2 (2.06%) Brocade
9 2 (2.06%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.06%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (2.06%) Zerto