The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESX Server
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 241 220
Rank change year-on-year +30 -21  
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 23 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.45% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 3.87% 2.37% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 21 18 20
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £29,750 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £65,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -8.75% -3.61%  

VMware ESX is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 594 845 743
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.74% 14.34% 12.38%
Number of salaries quoted 487 728 597
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -8.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in the South West

VMware ESX
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESX in the South West.

Salary trend for VMware ESX in the South West

VMware ESX
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VMware ESX in the South West

VMware ESX
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 11 £35,000 -
Devon -3 6 £32,500 -
Cornwall - 3 £24,500 -
Bristol -12 2 £34,500 -13.75%
Gloucestershire +1 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Dorset - 1 £47,500 -
VMware ESX
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 39 (100.00%) VMware
2 31 (79.49%) Firewall
3 30 (76.92%) Windows
4 27 (69.23%) Cisco
5 23 (58.97%) ITIL
6 21 (53.85%) SQL Server
6 21 (53.85%) LAN
7 20 (51.28%) WAN
8 19 (48.72%) MS Exchange
8 19 (48.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (41.03%) Problem Management
9 16 (41.03%) IP Telephony
10 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
12 10 (25.64%) HP
13 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (20.51%) Office 365
14 8 (20.51%) Sophos
14 8 (20.51%) SNMP
14 8 (20.51%) MS Office
14 8 (20.51%) C
14 8 (20.51%) Linux
15 7 (17.95%) Dell
15 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (17.95%) CCNA
15 7 (17.95%) DV Cleared
15 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
16 6 (15.38%) SonicWALL

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 19 (48.72%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.82%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Office
2 5 (12.82%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) SaaS
3 1 (2.56%) IaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (79.49%) Firewall
2 21 (53.85%) LAN
3 20 (51.28%) WAN
4 16 (41.03%) IP Telephony
5 8 (20.51%) SNMP
6 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 6 (15.38%) VPN
7 5 (12.82%) FCoE
7 5 (12.82%) MPLS
8 4 (10.26%) SAN
8 4 (10.26%) Wireless
9 3 (7.69%) DHCP
9 3 (7.69%) DNS
9 3 (7.69%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
10 1 (2.56%) Network Security
10 1 (2.56%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (2.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) JIRA
1 5 (12.82%) Redmine
2 1 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
1 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Games
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) IT Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Platform Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Systems Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Network Systems Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Virtualisation Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (2.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) CGI
1 3 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) AS400
2 3 (7.69%) CCTV
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) HP Storage
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.51%) Linux
5 3 (7.69%) SUSE
5 3 (7.69%) Unix
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) ITIL
2 16 (41.03%) Problem Management
3 6 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (15.38%) High Availability
4 5 (12.82%) Contingency Planning
4 5 (12.82%) ERP
4 5 (12.82%) People Management
4 5 (12.82%) SDLC
4 5 (12.82%) User Stories
5 4 (10.26%) Information Security
5 4 (10.26%) IT Strategy
6 3 (7.69%) Feasibility Study
6 3 (7.69%) Information Security Management
6 3 (7.69%) ITSM
6 3 (7.69%) Service Management
6 3 (7.69%) Social Engineering
6 3 (7.69%) Software Deployment
6 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) C
2 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
2 5 (12.82%) Korn
3 3 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) Python
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) CCNA
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (17.95%) DV Cleared
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) CISSP
2 6 (15.38%) Network+ Certification
2 6 (15.38%) SANS
2 6 (15.38%) SSCP
3 5 (12.82%) CompTIA Security+
3 5 (12.82%) GIAC
3 5 (12.82%) Linux+ Certification
3 5 (12.82%) MCSE
3 5 (12.82%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.56%) CISM
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) MCITP
5 1 (2.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.69%) ISO22301
2 3 (7.69%) QA
3 2 (5.13%) SLA
4 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.82%) NFS
2 5 (12.82%) Samba
3 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.26%) XenApp
4 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (7.69%) Xen
4 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.13%) vSphere
6 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Nagios
1 6 (15.38%) Puppet
2 5 (12.82%) Ansible
2 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 5 (12.82%) WSUS
3 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (69.23%) Cisco
3 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (25.64%) HP
5 8 (20.51%) Sophos
6 7 (17.95%) Dell
7 6 (15.38%) Riverbed
7 6 (15.38%) SonicWALL
8 5 (12.82%) Avaya
8 5 (12.82%) Citrix
8 5 (12.82%) EMC
8 5 (12.82%) Infor
8 5 (12.82%) Lotus
8 5 (12.82%) NetApp
8 5 (12.82%) NETGEAR
8 5 (12.82%) SolarWinds
8 5 (12.82%) Veeam
9 3 (7.69%) Symantec
10 1 (2.56%) Apple
10 1 (2.56%) Cognizant