Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 75 74 80
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +3
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,445 2,611 3,083
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.91% 3.71% 3.68%
As % of the System Software category 21.35% 22.34% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,295 2,177 2,648
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%

VMware Infrastructure 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 6,768 11,690 12,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.31% 16.61% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5,633 9,604 10,304
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London

VMware Infrastructure
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London

VMware Infrastructure
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London

VMware Infrastructure
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 Infrastructure within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 27 January 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
South East +14 405 £48,500 +14.12% 80
North of England +16 348 £41,000 +3.34% 104
South West +6 251 £39,000 -8.24% 37
Midlands -11 241 £40,000 +1.91% 47
North West +16 191 £42,500 +12.58% 66
West Midlands -13 172 £40,000 - 33
Yorkshire -3 119 £32,500 -18.75% 28
East of England -3 94 £48,000 +20.00% 24
East Midlands -3 66 £37,000 -2.25% 14
Scotland +9 56 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Wales -1 49 £45,000 +5.88% 12
North East +33 38 £38,500 +4.05% 10
Northern Ireland +11 6 £45,000 +50.00% 2
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure.

1 1,445 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,000 (69.20%) Windows
3 763 (52.80%) Microsoft
4 732 (50.66%) Active Directory
5 695 (48.10%) Azure
6 652 (45.12%) Windows Server
7 518 (35.85%) Hyper-V
8 502 (34.74%) Office 365
9 427 (29.55%) Linux
10 409 (28.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 396 (27.40%) Firewall
12 387 (26.78%) DNS
13 375 (25.95%) Cisco
14 338 (23.39%) PowerShell
15 320 (22.15%) ITIL
16 300 (20.76%) AWS
17 270 (18.69%) DHCP
18 267 (18.48%) Citrix
19 265 (18.34%) Windows Server 2012
20 241 (16.68%) Windows Server 2016
21 233 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
22 227 (15.71%) SAN
23 220 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
24 219 (15.16%) DevOps
25 215 (14.88%) Security Cleared
26 212 (14.67%) Data Centre
27 207 (14.33%) Veeam
27 207 (14.33%) MS Exchange
28 200 (13.84%) SQL Server
29 197 (13.63%) SQL

VMware Infrastructure
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
1 207 (14.33%) MS Exchange
2 140 (9.69%) SharePoint
3 73 (5.05%) IIS
4 67 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 58 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 50 (3.46%) Confluence
7 38 (2.63%) Apache
8 26 (1.80%) Skype for Business
9 20 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (1.31%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.76%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.55%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.42%) Site Server
16 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.35%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.28%) Apache Solr
17 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 117 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.76%) Workfront
2 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.28%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.21%) Q-Pulse
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) Maximo
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.069%) BASE24
5 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.069%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.069%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 695 (48.10%) Azure
2 502 (34.74%) Office 365
3 300 (20.76%) AWS
4 97 (6.71%) PaaS
5 93 (6.44%) IaaS
6 87 (6.02%) SaaS
7 81 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 42 (2.91%) GCP
9 39 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (2.35%) Mimecast
11 27 (1.87%) OneDrive
12 25 (1.73%) GitHub
13 21 (1.45%) OpenShift
14 16 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (1.04%) Power Platform
16 12 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
17 10 (0.69%) G Suite
18 7 (0.48%) Amazon S3
18 7 (0.48%) BPaaS
19 6 (0.42%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 396 (27.40%) Firewall
2 387 (26.78%) DNS
3 270 (18.69%) DHCP
4 227 (15.71%) SAN
5 194 (13.43%) WAN
6 190 (13.15%) TCP/IP
7 185 (12.80%) VPN
8 167 (11.56%) LAN
9 148 (10.24%) VLAN
10 102 (7.06%) VoIP
11 69 (4.78%) Network Security
12 64 (4.43%) Wireless
13 61 (4.22%) NAS
14 55 (3.81%) VSAN
15 53 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
16 49 (3.39%) Internet
16 49 (3.39%) OSPF
16 49 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
16 49 (3.39%) Skype
17 41 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
3 22 (1.52%) MySQL
4 15 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (0.83%) Power BI
7 11 (0.76%) Big Data
7 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.69%) CouchDB
9 9 (0.62%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.42%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.42%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.35%) Amazon Athena
13 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.21%) GIS
14 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 78 (5.40%) Git (software)
2 56 (3.88%) JIRA
3 41 (2.84%) Jenkins
4 34 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 25 (1.73%) Subversion
6 20 (1.38%) GitLab
7 16 (1.11%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (0.90%) Visual Studio
10 11 (0.76%) IDA Disassembler
11 10 (0.69%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.48%) Selenium
13 6 (0.42%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.42%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.35%) DbUnit
14 5 (0.35%) jMock
14 5 (0.35%) Maven
14 5 (0.35%) Mockito
General
1 84 (5.81%) Finance
2 61 (4.22%) Public Sector
3 60 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.01%) Aerospace
5 24 (1.66%) Marketing
6 23 (1.59%) Military
7 20 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.11%) Retail
9 15 (1.04%) French Language
10 14 (0.97%) Law
11 13 (0.90%) Advertising
12 11 (0.76%) Banking
13 10 (0.69%) Local Government
14 9 (0.62%) Legal
15 8 (0.55%) Automotive
15 8 (0.55%) Games
15 8 (0.55%) Police
16 7 (0.48%) Back Office
17 6 (0.42%) Digital Economy
18 5 (0.35%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 330 (22.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 163 (11.28%) IT Engineer
3 153 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 124 (8.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 107 (7.40%) Analyst
6 91 (6.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 89 (6.16%) IT Support
8 84 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
9 73 (5.05%) Architect
9 73 (5.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 72 (4.98%) Network Engineer
11 71 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
12 70 (4.84%) Consultant
13 67 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
13 67 (4.64%) Server Engineer
14 66 (4.57%) VMware Engineer
15 59 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
15 59 (4.08%) Administrator
16 57 (3.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
17 53 (3.67%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.50%) Web Services
2 16 (1.11%) JSON
2 16 (1.11%) LDAP
3 13 (0.90%) .NET
3 13 (0.90%) RESTful
4 11 (0.76%) HTML
4 11 (0.76%) REST
5 10 (0.69%) XML
6 8 (0.55%) JMS
6 8 (0.55%) WebRTC
6 8 (0.55%) YAML
7 7 (0.48%) pytest
8 6 (0.42%) COM
8 6 (0.42%) CSS
8 6 (0.42%) LAMP
8 6 (0.42%) React
8 6 (0.42%) SOAP
9 5 (0.35%) J2EE
9 5 (0.35%) SAML
9 5 (0.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 212 (14.67%) Data Centre
2 110 (7.61%) Public Cloud
3 108 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 60 (4.15%) Replication
5 56 (3.88%) Clustering
6 54 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (3.39%) Private Cloud
8 34 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 28 (1.94%) PKI
10 20 (1.38%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
13 15 (1.04%) Fat Client
13 15 (1.04%) Life Science
13 15 (1.04%) Thin Client
14 14 (0.97%) User Experience
15 13 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1,000 (69.20%) Windows
2 652 (45.12%) Windows Server
3 427 (29.55%) Linux
4 265 (18.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 241 (16.68%) Windows Server 2016
6 172 (11.90%) Windows 10
7 144 (9.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 140 (9.69%) Windows Server 2019
9 85 (5.88%) CentOS
10 80 (5.54%) Windows 7
11 58 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 48 (3.32%) Ubuntu
13 47 (3.25%) Unix
14 31 (2.15%) Android
15 19 (1.31%) Apple iOS
16 18 (1.25%) Windows 8
17 17 (1.18%) Debian
18 16 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (1.04%) Solaris
20 14 (0.97%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (28.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 320 (22.15%) ITIL
3 233 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
4 219 (15.16%) DevOps
5 147 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
6 129 (8.93%) Service Management
7 109 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 106 (7.34%) Migration
9 89 (6.16%) Configuration Management
10 79 (5.47%) High Availability
11 76 (5.26%) Scrum
12 72 (4.98%) Virtual Environments
13 68 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 68 (4.71%) IT Strategy
13 68 (4.71%) ITIL V3
13 68 (4.71%) Project Management
14 66 (4.57%) Presales
15 65 (4.50%) Infrastructure as Code
16 64 (4.43%) Mentoring
17 63 (4.36%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 338 (23.39%) PowerShell
2 197 (13.63%) SQL
3 132 (9.13%) Bash Shell
4 131 (9.07%) Python
5 30 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 26 (1.80%) Java
7 25 (1.73%) C
8 23 (1.59%) Perl
9 21 (1.45%) C++
9 21 (1.45%) PHP
10 20 (1.38%) JavaScript
11 19 (1.31%) C#
12 17 (1.18%) Ruby
13 15 (1.04%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.62%) VB
15 8 (0.55%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.55%) VBScript
16 2 (0.14%) Korn
16 2 (0.14%) Tcl
17 1 (0.069%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 215 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 187 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 168 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 140 (9.69%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (9.55%) MCSE
6 126 (8.72%) Degree
7 113 (7.82%) CCNA
8 102 (7.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 97 (6.71%) MCSA
10 67 (4.64%) CCNP
11 47 (3.25%) DV Cleared
12 36 (2.49%) MCP
13 26 (1.80%) RHCE
14 20 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (1.31%) MCITP
16 18 (1.25%) VCP6
17 16 (1.11%) AWS Certification
18 14 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
19 13 (0.90%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (7.34%) SLA
2 37 (2.56%) GDPR
3 25 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (1.11%) QA
6 13 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 8 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.42%) PMO
9 4 (0.28%) OpenSCAP
10 3 (0.21%) COBIT
10 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.14%) NIST
12 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
System Software
1 732 (50.66%) Active Directory
2 518 (35.85%) Hyper-V
3 220 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
4 196 (13.56%) vSphere
5 134 (9.27%) Docker
6 106 (7.34%) XenApp
7 100 (6.92%) Virtual Servers
8 68 (4.71%) VMware NSX
9 65 (4.50%) XenDesktop
10 57 (3.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 41 (2.84%) KVM
12 36 (2.49%) Xen
13 33 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
14 27 (1.87%) VMware Workstation
15 26 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
16 22 (1.52%) VMware Server
17 21 (1.45%) VirtualBox
18 19 (1.31%) NFS
19 14 (0.97%) Firmware
20 12 (0.83%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 197 (13.63%) SCCM
2 188 (13.01%) Ansible
3 88 (6.09%) Terraform
4 83 (5.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 75 (5.19%) Puppet
6 72 (4.98%) Kubernetes
7 59 (4.08%) SCOM
8 51 (3.53%) vCenter Server
8 51 (3.53%) WSUS
9 39 (2.70%) SCVMM
10 36 (2.49%) Nagios
11 35 (2.42%) NetBackup
12 28 (1.94%) vRealize
13 27 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
14 26 (1.80%) Backup Exec
15 22 (1.52%) ZABBIX
16 20 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
17 19 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
18 17 (1.18%) HAProxy
19 16 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,445 (100.00%) VMware
2 763 (52.80%) Microsoft
3 375 (25.95%) Cisco
4 267 (18.48%) Citrix
5 207 (14.33%) Veeam
6 133 (9.20%) Dell
7 128 (8.86%) Red Hat
8 110 (7.61%) HP
9 94 (6.51%) Oracle
10 90 (6.23%) NetApp
11 86 (5.95%) EMC
12 81 (5.61%) SolarWinds
13 59 (4.08%) F5
14 54 (3.74%) Sophos
15 51 (3.53%) Google
15 51 (3.53%) IBM
16 50 (3.46%) Juniper
17 42 (2.91%) McAfee
18 36 (2.49%) Symantec
19 34 (2.35%) SonicWALL