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

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > South East
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 384 248 343
Rank change year-on-year -136 +95 +43
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 60 96 191
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.82% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 1.93% 4.84% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 44 73 160
10th Percentile £26,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £34,625 £34,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -10.53%
75th Percentile £54,063 £48,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,025 £66,600 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +7.95% -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 3,116 1,985 4,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.95% 16.97% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,261 1,617 3,693
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,500 £74,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 2 August 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 2 August 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 -78 28 £45,000 +25.00% 7
Thames Valley -78 15 £42,500 -10.53% 9
Surrey -31 11 £52,500 +19.32% 5
Berkshire -43 6 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Buckinghamshire -39 5 £27,000 -32.50% 3
Oxfordshire -18 4 £43,750 -7.89% 3
Kent -29 4 £33,250 +14.66% 1
East Sussex -20 2 £45,000 -41.94%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 2 August 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 60 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (81.67%) Microsoft
3 45 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (73.33%) Windows
5 41 (68.33%) Active Directory
6 38 (63.33%) Windows Server
7 26 (43.33%) DNS
8 23 (38.33%) Data Centre
8 23 (38.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (36.67%) PowerShell
10 21 (35.00%) DHCP
11 20 (33.33%) Cisco
11 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
12 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2019
12 18 (30.00%) Azure
13 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (28.33%) Microsoft 365
13 17 (28.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
15 15 (25.00%) ITIL
15 15 (25.00%) Firewall
16 14 (23.33%) PKI
16 14 (23.33%) CCNA
16 14 (23.33%) MS Exchange
16 14 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (23.33%) AWS
16 14 (23.33%) vCenter Server
17 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (21.67%) 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 14 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (10.00%) IIS
5 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.67%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (30.00%) Azure
2 17 (28.33%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (23.33%) AWS
4 5 (8.33%) OneDrive
5 4 (6.67%) Mimecast
6 3 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.67%) GitHub
7 1 (1.67%) PaaS
7 1 (1.67%) Power Automate
7 1 (1.67%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.67%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.67%) SaaS
7 1 (1.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (43.33%) DNS
2 21 (35.00%) DHCP
3 15 (25.00%) Firewall
4 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 10 (16.67%) VSAN
4 10 (16.67%) WAN
5 6 (10.00%) SAN
6 4 (6.67%) LAN
7 3 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 3 (5.00%) VPN
8 2 (3.33%) Network Security
8 2 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.33%) VLAN
8 2 (3.33%) VoIP
9 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.67%) MPLS
9 1 (1.67%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.67%) SSL
9 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) GitLab
2 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (21.67%) Social Skills
2 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.67%) Military
4 3 (5.00%) Automotive
5 2 (3.33%) Games
5 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.67%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) IT Support
2 12 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (13.33%) IT Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Network Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Administrator
6 6 (10.00%) Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (6.67%) Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) Kafka
1 1 (1.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.33%) Data Centre
2 14 (23.33%) PKI
3 5 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 4 (6.67%) Clustering
5 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (5.00%) Replication
6 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.67%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.67%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (73.33%) Windows
2 38 (63.33%) Windows Server
3 23 (38.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (21.67%) Linux
8 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (6.67%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.67%) CentOS
11 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.67%) VMS
11 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (25.00%) ITIL
3 11 (18.33%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (16.67%) Change Management
5 9 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (11.67%) Data Centre Operations
6 7 (11.67%) Task Automation
7 6 (10.00%) Security Patching
8 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.33%) Load Balancing
8 5 (8.33%) Patch Management
9 4 (6.67%) DevOps
9 4 (6.67%) High Availability
9 4 (6.67%) Migration
9 4 (6.67%) Project Delivery
9 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.00%) Data Migration
10 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.33%) SQL
3 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.33%) C
5 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.67%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 14 (23.33%) CCNA
3 14 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (15.00%) MCSA
6 7 (11.67%) Degree
7 6 (10.00%) CCNP
7 6 (10.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (6.67%) A+ Certification
9 4 (6.67%) HNC
10 3 (5.00%) CCENT
10 3 (5.00%) MCP
10 3 (5.00%) MCSE
10 3 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (1.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) SLA
2 5 (8.33%) NCSC
2 5 (8.33%) NIST
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (68.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (20.00%) vSphere
4 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (6.67%) NFS
7 3 (5.00%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.33%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.67%) Firmware
9 1 (1.67%) KVM
9 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (23.33%) vCenter Server
2 9 (15.00%) Ansible
3 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (11.67%) SCCM
3 7 (11.67%) SCOrch
3 7 (11.67%) SCVMM
4 6 (10.00%) vRealize
5 4 (6.67%) FortiGate
5 4 (6.67%) SCOM
6 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes
7 2 (3.33%) Terraform
8 1 (1.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.67%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.67%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 60 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (81.67%) Microsoft
3 20 (33.33%) Cisco
4 8 (13.33%) NetApp
5 7 (11.67%) CA
6 6 (10.00%) Dell
7 4 (6.67%) F5
7 4 (6.67%) HP
8 3 (5.00%) Brocade
8 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.00%) Sophos
9 2 (3.33%) Aruba
9 2 (3.33%) McAfee
9 2 (3.33%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (3.33%) Splunk
9 2 (3.33%) Zerto
10 1 (1.67%) AlienVault
10 1 (1.67%) Lumension
10 1 (1.67%) Trend Micro
10 1 (1.67%) Veeam