Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 320 366 364
Rank change year-on-year +46 -2 -92
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 212 180 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.80% 0.59% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 4.85% 4.18% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 178 101 162
South East median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -1.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £66,125
England median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% -5.56%

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 4,372 4,307 4,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.60% 14.22% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3,501 3,468 3,505
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £22,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +2.38%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the South East over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +33 62 £43,000 -9.47% 3
Thames Valley -14 56 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Surrey +39 29 £45,500 -4.21%
Oxfordshire +60 26 £45,000 +38.46% 1
West Sussex +12 25 £42,500 -22.73% 2
East Sussex +22 23 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Berkshire -6 20 £40,000 -5.88%
Kent - 16 £31,250 - 2
Buckinghamshire -12 9 £37,500 +36.36%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 196 (92.45%) VMware
2 159 (75.00%) Windows
3 127 (59.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (51.89%) Active Directory
5 101 (47.64%) Windows Server
6 100 (47.17%) Microsoft
7 81 (38.21%) Linux
8 71 (33.49%) DNS
9 66 (31.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 65 (30.66%) vCenter Server
11 63 (29.72%) Cisco
12 61 (28.77%) DHCP
13 59 (27.83%) PowerShell
14 56 (26.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 55 (25.94%) Security Cleared
15 55 (25.94%) Microsoft Certification
16 54 (25.47%) Firewall
16 54 (25.47%) vSphere
17 47 (22.17%) Hyper-V
18 46 (21.70%) ITIL
19 45 (21.23%) Citrix
19 45 (21.23%) Office 365
20 43 (20.28%) DevOps
20 43 (20.28%) Windows Server 2008
21 41 (19.34%) SAN
22 40 (18.87%) VoIP
22 40 (18.87%) MCSE
23 39 (18.40%) TCP/IP
23 39 (18.40%) Virtual Machines
24 36 (16.98%) Python

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 27 (12.74%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.38%) Skype for Business
3 18 (8.49%) SharePoint
4 16 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (7.08%) IIS
6 8 (3.77%) Apache
6 8 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.77%) nginx
7 4 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 45 (21.23%) Office 365
2 27 (12.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (10.38%) IaaS
4 10 (4.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 9 (4.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (3.77%) PaaS
7 7 (3.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (33.49%) DNS
2 61 (28.77%) DHCP
3 54 (25.47%) Firewall
4 41 (19.34%) SAN
5 40 (18.87%) VoIP
6 39 (18.40%) TCP/IP
7 26 (12.26%) VPN
8 22 (10.38%) LAN
9 19 (8.96%) WAN
10 16 (7.55%) MPLS
11 15 (7.08%) RTMP
11 15 (7.08%) RTSP
12 14 (6.60%) NetScaler
13 12 (5.66%) Skype
13 12 (5.66%) Software-Defined Networking
13 12 (5.66%) VSAN
14 10 (4.72%) FTP
14 10 (4.72%) SMTP
15 9 (4.25%) Network Security
16 8 (3.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.49%) MySQL
3 9 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (3.30%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.94%) Big Data
7 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (7.08%) Git (software)
1 15 (7.08%) Mercurial
2 13 (6.13%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.42%) JIRA
4 2 (0.94%) Redmine
4 2 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (14.62%) Finance
2 9 (4.25%) Aerospace
3 7 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.83%) Military
5 5 (2.36%) Back Office
5 5 (2.36%) Online Betting
6 2 (0.94%) Banking
6 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (29.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (18.87%) Administrator
3 39 (18.40%) Systems Administrator
4 36 (16.98%) Analyst
5 32 (15.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 29 (13.68%) Linux Administrator
6 29 (13.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 26 (12.26%) Infrastructure Support
8 22 (10.38%) Server Engineer
9 21 (9.91%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 19 (8.96%) Support Engineer
11 17 (8.02%) Windows Engineer
12 16 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (7.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (7.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
13 15 (7.08%) IT Engineer
13 15 (7.08%) VMware Engineer
14 14 (6.60%) Architect
14 14 (6.60%) IT Support
14 14 (6.60%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.08%) LAMP
2 9 (4.25%) LDAP
3 5 (2.36%) Web Services
4 4 (1.89%) Web Services Management
5 2 (0.94%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.94%) REST
6 1 (0.47%) Django
6 1 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.47%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.55%) Replication
2 15 (7.08%) Video\Live Streaming
3 14 (6.60%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.66%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.30%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.36%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.36%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.94%) CESG
8 2 (0.94%) Clustering
8 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.94%) IVR
8 2 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 159 (75.00%) Windows
2 101 (47.64%) Windows Server
3 81 (38.21%) Linux
4 66 (31.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (20.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (7.08%) Debian
8 12 (5.66%) Unix
9 11 (5.19%) CentOS
10 8 (3.77%) VMS
11 7 (3.30%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.30%) Windows 7
12 5 (2.36%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (21.70%) ITIL
3 43 (20.28%) DevOps
4 29 (13.68%) Mentoring
4 29 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (9.43%) Open Source
6 18 (8.49%) Configuration Management
6 18 (8.49%) Server Building
7 17 (8.02%) Service Management
8 16 (7.55%) Business Continuity
9 15 (7.08%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (6.60%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (6.13%) Data Protection
12 11 (5.19%) Service Delivery
13 10 (4.72%) Migration
13 10 (4.72%) Systems Engineering
14 9 (4.25%) Server Management
15 8 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (3.77%) Line Management
16 7 (3.30%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 59 (27.83%) PowerShell
2 36 (16.98%) Python
3 29 (13.68%) SQL
4 20 (9.43%) Bash Shell
5 12 (5.66%) Ruby
6 8 (3.77%) Go
7 4 (1.89%) Java
7 4 (1.89%) PHP
8 3 (1.42%) Perl
9 2 (0.94%) C
9 2 (0.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 55 (25.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 55 (25.94%) Security Cleared
2 40 (18.87%) MCSE
3 29 (13.68%) SC Cleared
4 28 (13.21%) MCSA
5 27 (12.74%) Degree
6 22 (10.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (8.02%) DV Cleared
8 15 (7.08%) VCP6
9 12 (5.66%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (4.72%) MCP
11 6 (2.83%) CCNA
12 4 (1.89%) CCNP
12 4 (1.89%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.89%) VCAP
13 3 (1.42%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.94%) CCIE
14 2 (0.94%) CISSP
14 2 (0.94%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.55%) SLA
2 7 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.83%) PMO
4 2 (0.94%) GDPR
4 2 (0.94%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.94%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.94%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.94%) RMADS
System Software
1 127 (59.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 110 (51.89%) Active Directory
3 54 (25.47%) vSphere
4 47 (22.17%) Hyper-V
5 39 (18.40%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (9.91%) XenApp
7 19 (8.96%) XenDesktop
8 16 (7.55%) Docker
9 15 (7.08%) KVM
10 12 (5.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 12 (5.66%) VMware NSX
11 10 (4.72%) iptables
11 10 (4.72%) Terminal Server
12 8 (3.77%) VirtualBox
12 8 (3.77%) Xen
13 7 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (2.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 5 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (2.36%) vCloud
15 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 65 (30.66%) vCenter Server
2 28 (13.21%) Ansible
3 26 (12.26%) Puppet
4 16 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (6.60%) SCCM
5 14 (6.60%) vRealize
6 12 (5.66%) XenMobile
7 10 (4.72%) Nagios
8 8 (3.77%) Backup Exec
8 8 (3.77%) Graphite
8 8 (3.77%) Kibana
8 8 (3.77%) Kubernetes
8 8 (3.77%) NetBackup
8 8 (3.77%) SCOM
8 8 (3.77%) ZABBIX
9 5 (2.36%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (2.36%) Oracle ZFS
9 5 (2.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.89%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 196 (92.45%) VMware
2 100 (47.17%) Microsoft
3 63 (29.72%) Cisco
4 45 (21.23%) Citrix
5 32 (15.09%) HP
6 16 (7.55%) Red Hat
7 15 (7.08%) IBM
8 14 (6.60%) Avaya
9 13 (6.13%) Google
10 12 (5.66%) Dell
10 12 (5.66%) EMC
11 10 (4.72%) Aruba
12 9 (4.25%) NetApp
12 9 (4.25%) Oracle
12 9 (4.25%) Symantec
13 8 (3.77%) Centreon
13 8 (3.77%) Veritas
14 7 (3.30%) F5
15 6 (2.83%) SolarWinds
16 4 (1.89%) Veeam