Period
to 30 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 360 372 411
Rank change year-on-year +12 +39 +48
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 353 632 681
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.71% 0.77% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 4.20% 4.68% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 272 535 510
Median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £30,073 £27,500 £27,950
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,000 £61,375
UK median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +5.88%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 8,414 13,502 13,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.95% 16.49% 13.64%
Number of salaries quoted 6,671 10,878 10,716
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,600 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the UK excluding London

VMware ESXi
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for VMware ESXi in the UK excluding London

VMware ESXi
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Salary histogram for VMware ESXi in the UK excluding London

VMware ESXi
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 30 May 2020. 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
South East +13 117 £45,000 +5.88% 12
North of England +102 92 £41,500 +10.67% 13
North West +79 63 £50,000 +42.86% 9
Midlands +34 52 £42,500 +6.25%
South West +71 44 £40,000 +14.29% 6
West Midlands +24 35 £37,250 -12.87%
Yorkshire +82 24 £40,500 -3.57% 4
East of England +31 23 £40,000 -15.79% 2
East Midlands +61 17 £42,500 +15.65%
Northern Ireland +27 10 £45,000 +20.00%
Scotland +57 9 £31,000 -22.50%
Wales -1 6 £47,500 +18.75%
North East +20 5 £37,500 +8.70%
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 313 (88.67%) VMware
2 274 (77.62%) Windows
3 233 (66.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 215 (60.91%) Active Directory
5 203 (57.51%) Windows Server
6 191 (54.11%) Microsoft
7 134 (37.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 131 (37.11%) Office 365
9 118 (33.43%) Hyper-V
10 114 (32.29%) Cisco
11 109 (30.88%) Linux
12 104 (29.46%) vSphere
13 101 (28.61%) Azure
14 89 (25.21%) DNS
15 88 (24.93%) Firewall
16 86 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
17 83 (23.51%) DHCP
17 83 (23.51%) SQL Server
18 82 (23.23%) vCenter Server
19 77 (21.81%) ITIL
20 71 (20.11%) Windows 10
21 67 (18.98%) MS Exchange
22 66 (18.70%) WAN
23 65 (18.41%) SQL
23 65 (18.41%) SAN
24 62 (17.56%) Citrix
25 61 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
25 61 (17.28%) Security Cleared
25 61 (17.28%) SCCM
25 61 (17.28%) Problem-Solving

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 67 (18.98%) MS Exchange
2 37 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 36 (10.20%) SharePoint
4 20 (5.67%) Skype for Business
5 17 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (3.97%) IIS
7 11 (3.12%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.70%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.85%) Confluence
11 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.28%) Apache
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.28%) Site Server
Applications
1 27 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.40%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) assyst
1 4 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 131 (37.11%) Office 365
2 101 (28.61%) Azure
3 43 (12.18%) AWS
4 9 (2.55%) SaaS
5 7 (1.98%) IaaS
5 7 (1.98%) Mimecast
6 6 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (1.70%) PaaS
7 5 (1.42%) Amazon ECS
7 5 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.42%) AWS CodeBuild
7 5 (1.42%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.28%) GCP
8 1 (0.28%) Route 53
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (25.21%) DNS
2 88 (24.93%) Firewall
3 83 (23.51%) DHCP
4 66 (18.70%) WAN
5 65 (18.41%) SAN
6 55 (15.58%) LAN
7 45 (12.75%) TCP/IP
8 27 (7.65%) VLAN
9 25 (7.08%) VPN
10 23 (6.52%) Skype
11 22 (6.23%) NetScaler
12 18 (5.10%) Remote Desktop
12 18 (5.10%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (4.82%) Unified Communications
13 17 (4.82%) VSAN
13 17 (4.82%) Wireless
14 15 (4.25%) NAS
15 10 (2.83%) Network Security
15 10 (2.83%) WLAN
16 8 (2.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (23.51%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (5.95%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (3.12%) Big Data
5 8 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.98%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.98%) MySQL
6 7 (1.98%) SQL Server 2017
7 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.42%) Amazon Aurora
8 5 (1.42%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.42%) Redis
9 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.28%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (4.53%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.70%) Subversion
3 6 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.13%) JIRA
5 2 (0.57%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.57%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.57%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 31 (8.78%) Finance
2 13 (3.68%) Marketing
2 13 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.40%) Legal
4 8 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.98%) Law
6 6 (1.70%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.42%) Retail
8 4 (1.13%) Back Office
9 3 (0.85%) Military
10 2 (0.57%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.57%) French Language
10 2 (0.57%) German Language
10 2 (0.57%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.57%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.57%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 112 (31.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 61 (17.28%) Support Engineer
3 44 (12.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 37 (10.48%) 3rd Line Support
5 34 (9.63%) Network Engineer
6 31 (8.78%) Systems Engineer
7 30 (8.50%) Infrastructure Support
8 28 (7.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 25 (7.08%) IT Engineer
10 24 (6.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (5.95%) Analyst
11 21 (5.95%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 21 (5.95%) IT Support
12 20 (5.67%) Administrator
12 20 (5.67%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (4.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
13 15 (4.25%) VMware Engineer
14 14 (3.97%) Consultant
14 14 (3.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 13 (3.68%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.40%) Web Services
2 5 (1.42%) SAML
3 4 (1.13%) .NET
3 4 (1.13%) jQuery
3 4 (1.13%) Middleware
3 4 (1.13%) RESTful
4 3 (0.85%) LDAP
5 2 (0.57%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.28%) Flash
6 1 (0.28%) LAMP
6 1 (0.28%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (13.88%) Data Centre
3 29 (8.22%) Management Information System
4 21 (5.95%) Replication
5 20 (5.67%) Clustering
6 16 (4.53%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (3.40%) User Experience
8 11 (3.12%) iPad
8 11 (3.12%) iPhone
9 10 (2.83%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (2.55%) Public Cloud
11 8 (2.27%) Driving Licence
11 8 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.98%) EMC VNX
12 7 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.70%) CMDB
13 6 (1.70%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.70%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.70%) Thin Client
13 6 (1.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 274 (77.62%) Windows
2 203 (57.51%) Windows Server
3 109 (30.88%) Linux
4 86 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (20.11%) Windows 10
6 60 (17.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 57 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (12.75%) Windows Server 2019
9 32 (9.07%) Windows 7
10 30 (8.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (7.37%) Windows 8
13 18 (5.10%) CentOS
14 9 (2.55%) Fedora
14 9 (2.55%) Ubuntu
14 9 (2.55%) Unix
15 8 (2.27%) Solaris
16 5 (1.42%) VMS
17 4 (1.13%) Debian
18 2 (0.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (37.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 77 (21.81%) ITIL
3 61 (17.28%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (11.33%) Service Management
5 38 (10.76%) Service Delivery
6 36 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (8.78%) Change Management
8 28 (7.93%) Problem Management
8 28 (7.93%) Project Management
9 25 (7.08%) Project Delivery
10 24 (6.80%) Configuration Management
11 21 (5.95%) DevOps
11 21 (5.95%) High Availability
11 21 (5.95%) Root Cause Analysis
12 20 (5.67%) ITIL V3
12 20 (5.67%) Load Balancing
13 17 (4.82%) Mentoring
13 17 (4.82%) Patch Management
13 17 (4.82%) Server Patching
14 14 (3.97%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 65 (18.41%) SQL
2 57 (16.15%) PowerShell
3 27 (7.65%) Python
4 22 (6.23%) Bash Shell
5 16 (4.53%) C
6 13 (3.68%) Perl
7 8 (2.27%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.98%) VBScript
9 6 (1.70%) R
9 6 (1.70%) VB
10 5 (1.42%) C#
10 5 (1.42%) C++
10 5 (1.42%) PHP
11 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.57%) Java
13 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.57%) Ruby
14 1 (0.28%) Ada
Qualifications
1 61 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 58 (16.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (13.03%) MCSE
4 38 (10.76%) SC Cleared
5 37 (10.48%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (9.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (8.50%) MCSA
8 29 (8.22%) CCNA
9 27 (7.65%) Degree
9 27 (7.65%) DV Cleared
10 14 (3.97%) Linux+ Certification
11 13 (3.68%) VCAP
12 10 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.55%) CISSP
13 9 (2.55%) CompTIA Security+
13 9 (2.55%) GIAC
13 9 (2.55%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (2.55%) SANS
13 9 (2.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.33%) SLA
2 7 (1.98%) GDPR
3 5 (1.42%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 233 (66.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 215 (60.91%) Active Directory
3 118 (33.43%) Hyper-V
4 104 (29.46%) vSphere
5 51 (14.45%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (7.65%) XenApp
7 26 (7.37%) VMware Workstation
8 23 (6.52%) Docker
9 20 (5.67%) VMware NSX
10 19 (5.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (4.82%) Xen
12 15 (4.25%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (3.97%) vCloud
14 12 (3.40%) XenDesktop
15 11 (3.12%) Firmware
16 10 (2.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 10 (2.83%) NFS
16 10 (2.83%) Samba
17 9 (2.55%) VirtualBox
18 7 (1.98%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 82 (23.23%) vCenter Server
2 61 (17.28%) SCCM
3 33 (9.35%) WSUS
4 24 (6.80%) Ansible
5 19 (5.38%) Kubernetes
6 17 (4.82%) Cisco CUCM
6 17 (4.82%) Cisco UCCX
6 17 (4.82%) SCOM
7 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (3.97%) Puppet
8 12 (3.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (3.40%) Nagios
9 10 (2.83%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (2.55%) OpenNMS
10 9 (2.55%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 5 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (1.42%) FortiGate
12 5 (1.42%) SCVMM
12 5 (1.42%) vRealize
Vendors
1 313 (88.67%) VMware
2 191 (54.11%) Microsoft
3 114 (32.29%) Cisco
4 62 (17.56%) Citrix
5 59 (16.71%) Veeam
6 48 (13.60%) NetApp
7 39 (11.05%) Dell
8 34 (9.63%) HP
9 31 (8.78%) EMC
10 30 (8.50%) Red Hat
11 22 (6.23%) Polycom
12 21 (5.95%) McAfee
13 20 (5.67%) SolarWinds
14 17 (4.82%) IBM
14 17 (4.82%) Red Box
15 13 (3.68%) Apple
15 13 (3.68%) Oracle
16 11 (3.12%) Cloudera
16 11 (3.12%) Meraki
17 10 (2.83%) 3PAR