Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 403 217 375
Rank change year-on-year -186 +158 -39
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 45 84 138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 1.05% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 1.38% 5.62% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 35 53 105
10th Percentile £24,750 £32,800 £31,250
25th Percentile £29,500 £34,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% - +2.27%
75th Percentile £53,750 £51,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £64,500
England median annual salary £44,250 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -1.67% +2.27% -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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 3,264 1,494 4,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.14% 18.70% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,229 1,223 3,538
10th Percentile £27,450 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,238 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -156 17 £25,500 -29.17% 4
Thames Valley -108 15 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Oxfordshire -28 7 £32,500 -31.58% 3
Surrey -68 6 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Kent -43 5 £24,000 -39.24% 4
Buckinghamshire -71 4 £48,750 +21.88% 1
Berkshire -77 4 £52,500 -4.55% 6
West Sussex -17 1 £65,000 +34.02%
East Sussex - 1 £45,000 - 2
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 42 (93.33%) VMware
2 36 (80.00%) Windows
3 34 (75.56%) Microsoft
3 34 (75.56%) Active Directory
4 33 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (68.89%) Windows Server
6 23 (51.11%) DNS
7 21 (46.67%) Microsoft 365
8 19 (42.22%) Azure
8 19 (42.22%) DHCP
9 17 (37.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (35.56%) Data Centre
10 16 (35.56%) Cisco
10 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
11 14 (31.11%) Hyper-V
11 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (28.89%) ITIL
13 12 (26.67%) Firewall
13 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
13 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2016
14 11 (24.44%) SharePoint
14 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
15 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
17 8 (17.78%) WAN
17 8 (17.78%) Social Skills
18 7 (15.56%) vCenter Server
18 7 (15.56%) Ansible
18 7 (15.56%) WSUS
18 7 (15.56%) Linux

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 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
1 11 (24.44%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (8.89%) IIS
5 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft 365
2 19 (42.22%) Azure
3 6 (13.33%) AWS
4 5 (11.11%) OneDrive
5 3 (6.67%) Mimecast
6 2 (4.44%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (4.44%) Serverless
7 1 (2.22%) GitHub
7 1 (2.22%) PaaS
7 1 (2.22%) Power Automate
7 1 (2.22%) Power Platform
7 1 (2.22%) PowerApps
7 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (51.11%) DNS
2 19 (42.22%) DHCP
3 12 (26.67%) Firewall
4 8 (17.78%) WAN
5 6 (13.33%) LAN
5 6 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (13.33%) VLAN
5 6 (13.33%) VSAN
6 5 (11.11%) MPLS
6 5 (11.11%) VPN
6 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.44%) Network Security
8 2 (4.44%) SAN
9 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.22%) SMTP
9 1 (2.22%) SSL
9 1 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) GitLab
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (17.78%) Social Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.89%) Military
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Aerospace
5 2 (4.44%) Automotive
6 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) IT Support
3 7 (15.56%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (15.56%) Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) IT Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) IT Programme Manager
6 3 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Senior IT Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Senior IT Programme Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Programme Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Telecoms Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Telecoms Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) LDAP
2 1 (2.22%) Kafka
2 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (6.67%) PKI
4 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.44%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.22%) Clustering
5 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (80.00%) Windows
2 31 (68.89%) Windows Server
3 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (15.56%) Linux
7 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (11.11%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
9 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.22%) CentOS
10 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (28.89%) ITIL
3 6 (13.33%) DevOps
3 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (8.89%) Microservices
4 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.67%) Change Management
5 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.67%) IT Strategy
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 3 (6.67%) Scrum
5 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.44%) High Availability
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.44%) Security Hardening
6 2 (4.44%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.89%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.22%) Go
4 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (8.89%) A+ Certification
4 4 (8.89%) CCNA
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.89%) MCSA
4 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.44%) CCNP
6 2 (4.44%) Degree
6 2 (4.44%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (2.22%) VCAP
7 1 (2.22%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) NCSC
2 1 (2.22%) NIST
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 34 (75.56%) Active Directory
2 33 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (31.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.89%) vSphere
5 3 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (6.67%) VMware NSX
6 2 (4.44%) NFS
7 1 (2.22%) Docker
7 1 (2.22%) Firmware
7 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Ansible
1 7 (15.56%) vCenter Server
1 7 (15.56%) WSUS
2 6 (13.33%) SCCM
3 3 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 3 (6.67%) Terraform
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.44%) SCOM
4 2 (4.44%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.44%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (2.22%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.22%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 1 (2.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (93.33%) VMware
2 34 (75.56%) Microsoft
3 16 (35.56%) Cisco
4 4 (8.89%) Dell
4 4 (8.89%) Ruckus Wireless
5 3 (6.67%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Sophos
5 3 (6.67%) Splunk
6 2 (4.44%) Aruba
6 2 (4.44%) NetApp
7 1 (2.22%) AlienVault
7 1 (2.22%) Brocade
7 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.22%) F5
7 1 (2.22%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.22%) McAfee
7 1 (2.22%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (2.22%) Sun
7 1 (2.22%) Symantec
7 1 (2.22%) Zerto