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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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > South East
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 324 278 309
Rank change year-on-year -46 +31 -4
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 151 90 119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.76% 0.68% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 4.39% 3.61% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 112 40 89
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,400 £31,000
25th Percentile £39,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
75th Percentile £50,250 £60,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,075 £64,740
England median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +2.27%

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 3,443 2,495 2,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.31% 18.84% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,361 1,973 2,228
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -22 40 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Surrey -54 33 £32,500 -38.10% 2
Kent -23 31 £45,000 +35.34%
Hampshire -60 29 £46,500 -24.39% 1
Buckinghamshire -33 21 £50,000 +85.19% 2
Berkshire -9 15 £63,750 +59.38% 8
West Sussex - 15 £41,000 - 4
Oxfordshire -37 4 £36,250 -19.44% 2
Home Counties - 2 £61,250 -
Sussex - 1 £51,000 -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 151 (100.00%) VMware
2 123 (81.46%) Windows
3 114 (75.50%) Active Directory
4 102 (67.55%) Windows Server
5 83 (54.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 76 (50.33%) Microsoft
7 72 (47.68%) Azure
8 62 (41.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 61 (40.40%) vCenter Server
9 61 (40.40%) Linux
10 59 (39.07%) DNS
11 56 (37.09%) Cisco
11 56 (37.09%) DHCP
12 51 (33.77%) Microsoft 365
13 48 (31.79%) Citrix
14 46 (30.46%) Finance
15 45 (29.80%) SAN
15 45 (29.80%) Windows Server 2019
16 42 (27.81%) Social Skills
17 41 (27.15%) NetApp
18 40 (26.49%) AWS
19 37 (24.50%) Problem-Solving
20 36 (23.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
21 35 (23.18%) Security Cleared
21 35 (23.18%) ITIL
22 34 (22.52%) Firewall
22 34 (22.52%) Load Balancing
22 34 (22.52%) Veeam
23 33 (21.85%) Ansible
24 32 (21.19%) vSphere

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 23 (15.23%) SharePoint
2 18 (11.92%) OpenStack
3 13 (8.61%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.97%) Apache
5 5 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.31%) IIS
6 4 (2.65%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.65%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.66%) nginx
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (8.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 72 (47.68%) Azure
2 51 (33.77%) Microsoft 365
3 40 (26.49%) AWS
4 24 (15.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (9.27%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (3.97%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (2.65%) IaaS
7 4 (2.65%) OneDrive
7 4 (2.65%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.65%) PowerApps
7 4 (2.65%) Rubrik
8 3 (1.99%) Azure Storage
8 3 (1.99%) GCP
8 3 (1.99%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.99%) SaaS
9 1 (0.66%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 59 (39.07%) DNS
2 56 (37.09%) DHCP
3 45 (29.80%) SAN
4 34 (22.52%) Firewall
5 30 (19.87%) SNMP
6 29 (19.21%) Network Security
7 26 (17.22%) WAN
8 25 (16.56%) LAN
8 25 (16.56%) PBX
9 15 (9.93%) Internet
9 15 (9.93%) TCP/IP
10 10 (6.62%) Unified Communications
11 9 (5.96%) VoIP
12 7 (4.64%) VLAN
12 7 (4.64%) VPN
13 6 (3.97%) DMARC
13 6 (3.97%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (3.31%) MPLS
14 5 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (2.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.25%) MySQL
2 18 (11.92%) InfluxDB
2 18 (11.92%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.32%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.66%) Data Vault
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 18 (11.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.66%) AutoIt
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.66%) Toad
General
1 46 (30.46%) Finance
2 42 (27.81%) Social Skills
3 36 (23.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 32 (21.19%) Telecoms
5 26 (17.22%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (11.92%) Documentation Skills
6 18 (11.92%) Law
7 10 (6.62%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (2.65%) Marketing
8 4 (2.65%) Retail
9 2 (1.32%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (37.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (13.91%) IT Engineer
3 17 (11.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.93%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.61%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 13 (8.61%) Wintel Specialist
6 12 (7.95%) Systems Integrator
7 10 (6.62%) Analyst
7 10 (6.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (6.62%) Infrastructure Support
7 10 (6.62%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 10 (6.62%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.96%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) Graduate
9 8 (5.30%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.64%) Storage Engineer
11 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.92%) Elastic Stack
1 18 (11.92%) REST
2 4 (2.65%) Middleware
3 2 (1.32%) YAML
4 1 (0.66%) LDAP
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.22%) Cyberattack
2 21 (13.91%) Replication
3 19 (12.58%) Linux Command Line
4 18 (11.92%) Smartphone
4 18 (11.92%) Social Media
5 16 (10.60%) Cyber Defence
6 14 (9.27%) Cybercrime
7 12 (7.95%) Data Centre
8 11 (7.28%) PKI
9 10 (6.62%) NHS
9 10 (6.62%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (3.97%) Driving Licence
11 4 (2.65%) Handset
12 3 (1.99%) CMDB
12 3 (1.99%) iSeries
13 2 (1.32%) Clustering
13 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (1.32%) RSA SecurID
14 1 (0.66%) HP StoreVirtual
14 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 123 (81.46%) Windows
2 102 (67.55%) Windows Server
3 61 (40.40%) Linux
4 45 (29.80%) Windows Server 2019
5 31 (20.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (15.23%) Windows 10
7 20 (13.25%) Ubuntu
8 19 (12.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (10.60%) Windows Server 2016
10 10 (6.62%) Kali Linux
11 9 (5.96%) CentOS
12 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (4.64%) Solaris
13 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (3.97%) Unix
14 6 (3.97%) Windows 7
15 3 (1.99%) SUSE
16 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (41.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 37 (24.50%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (23.18%) ITIL
4 34 (22.52%) Load Balancing
5 32 (21.19%) Project Management
6 31 (20.53%) Agile
7 26 (17.22%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 26 (17.22%) Test Automation
7 26 (17.22%) Threat Intelligence
8 24 (15.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (15.23%) Configuration Management
10 21 (13.91%) DevOps
10 21 (13.91%) Software Testing
11 20 (13.25%) Business Continuity
11 20 (13.25%) Cloud Operations
12 19 (12.58%) Change Management
13 18 (11.92%) Release Management
13 18 (11.92%) Server Hardening
13 18 (11.92%) Statistics
14 17 (11.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.19%) PowerShell
2 26 (17.22%) Bash
3 22 (14.57%) Python
4 18 (11.92%) Perl
5 13 (8.61%) VB
5 13 (8.61%) VBScript
6 4 (2.65%) SQL
7 3 (1.99%) Java
8 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (23.18%) Security Cleared
2 30 (19.87%) SC Cleared
3 27 (17.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (14.57%) Degree
5 12 (7.95%) CCNA
5 12 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (6.62%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (4.64%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.64%) MCSE
8 6 (3.97%) MCP
9 1 (0.66%) CCNP
9 1 (0.66%) MCSA
9 1 (0.66%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.62%) QA
2 5 (3.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.66%) GDPR
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) NCSC
3 1 (0.66%) NIST
System Software
1 114 (75.50%) Active Directory
2 83 (54.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (21.19%) vSphere
4 24 (15.89%) XenApp
5 21 (13.91%) KVM
6 18 (11.92%) Xen
7 13 (8.61%) Docker
7 13 (8.61%) Hyper-V
8 5 (3.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (2.65%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.99%) VMware NSX
11 2 (1.32%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.32%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (1.32%) iptables
11 2 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.66%) vCloud
12 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (40.40%) vCenter Server
2 33 (21.85%) Ansible
3 31 (20.53%) SCCM
4 20 (13.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (11.92%) Grafana
5 18 (11.92%) logstash
5 18 (11.92%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (11.92%) Puppet
6 16 (10.60%) WSUS
7 15 (9.93%) Kubernetes
7 15 (9.93%) SolarWinds Orion
8 13 (8.61%) IBM BigFix
9 11 (7.28%) SCOM
10 6 (3.97%) Avamar
10 6 (3.97%) vRealize
11 5 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (2.65%) Nagios
13 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
14 1 (0.66%) SmoothWall
14 1 (0.66%) vMotion
Vendors
1 151 (100.00%) VMware
2 76 (50.33%) Microsoft
3 56 (37.09%) Cisco
4 48 (31.79%) Citrix
5 41 (27.15%) NetApp
6 34 (22.52%) Veeam
7 30 (19.87%) SolarWinds
8 21 (13.91%) 3PAR
8 21 (13.91%) IBM
9 19 (12.58%) Red Hat
10 18 (11.92%) HP
10 18 (11.92%) Perforce
11 13 (8.61%) Trend Micro
12 9 (5.96%) Juniper
13 8 (5.30%) Dell
14 7 (4.64%) Zerto
15 6 (3.97%) EMC
16 5 (3.31%) Isilon
16 5 (3.31%) McAfee
16 5 (3.31%) Ruckus Wireless