Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 81 86
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5 -25
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 2,889 3,205 3,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.81% 3.60% 3.59%
As % of the System Software category 22.76% 24.05% 28.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,314 2,648 3,047
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,050
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -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 12,692 13,327 12,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.75% 14.98% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10,412 10,667 10,679
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage 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

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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 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
South East +10 901 £42,500 - 166
Midlands +11 543 £37,500 -6.25% 96
North of England -16 537 £37,500 -6.25% 164
South West +32 435 £42,500 - 82
West Midlands +1 373 £37,500 -11.76% 60
North West -26 294 £37,500 -6.25% 91
East of England 0 280 £39,500 -12.22% 65
Yorkshire -7 216 £37,500 -8.54% 55
East Midlands +33 170 £37,500 -2.60% 36
Wales +17 102 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Scotland +18 90 £41,250 +3.13% 21
North East +19 27 £35,000 +16.67% 18
Northern Ireland +9 7 £30,000 -33.33% 3
Channel Islands -1 1 £65,000 +94.03%
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 2,889 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,065 (71.48%) Windows
3 1,559 (53.96%) Microsoft
4 1,504 (52.06%) Active Directory
5 1,313 (45.45%) Windows Server
6 1,066 (36.90%) Office 365
6 1,066 (36.90%) Azure
7 1,061 (36.73%) Hyper-V
8 815 (28.21%) Cisco
9 777 (26.90%) ITIL
10 775 (26.83%) Firewall
11 774 (26.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 766 (26.51%) Citrix
13 759 (26.27%) Linux
14 642 (22.22%) DNS
15 622 (21.53%) AWS
16 567 (19.63%) Data Centre
17 527 (18.24%) MS Exchange
18 517 (17.90%) WAN
19 506 (17.51%) DHCP
20 505 (17.48%) Windows Server 2012
21 491 (17.00%) PowerShell
22 480 (16.61%) LAN
23 437 (15.13%) Windows 10
24 423 (14.64%) SQL
25 420 (14.54%) SCCM
26 407 (14.09%) SAN
27 405 (14.02%) Microsoft Certification
28 393 (13.60%) SQL Server
29 392 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 527 (18.24%) MS Exchange
2 285 (9.87%) SharePoint
3 179 (6.20%) IIS
4 163 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 149 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 123 (4.26%) Skype for Business
7 60 (2.08%) Apache
8 37 (1.28%) Confluence
8 37 (1.28%) WebSphere
9 32 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 28 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
11 25 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 23 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
13 20 (0.69%) JBoss
14 18 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
15 16 (0.55%) nginx
16 15 (0.52%) OpenStack
17 13 (0.45%) Tornado
18 11 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 248 (8.58%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.069%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.035%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.035%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.035%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.14%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 4 (0.14%) Workfront
4 3 (0.10%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.10%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.10%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.069%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.035%) Line 50
6 1 (0.035%) Line 500
6 1 (0.035%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.035%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,066 (36.90%) Azure
1 1,066 (36.90%) Office 365
2 622 (21.53%) AWS
3 156 (5.40%) IaaS
4 125 (4.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 115 (3.98%) PaaS
6 110 (3.81%) SaaS
7 83 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
8 69 (2.39%) GCP
9 48 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 37 (1.28%) OneDrive
11 29 (1.00%) Amazon S3
11 29 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 28 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 28 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (0.80%) Azure Stack
13 23 (0.80%) Mimecast
14 20 (0.69%) Amazon ECS
15 19 (0.66%) OpenShift
16 18 (0.62%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 775 (26.83%) Firewall
2 642 (22.22%) DNS
3 517 (17.90%) WAN
4 506 (17.51%) DHCP
5 480 (16.61%) LAN
6 407 (14.09%) SAN
7 343 (11.87%) TCP/IP
8 282 (9.76%) VPN
9 219 (7.58%) VoIP
10 198 (6.85%) Wireless
11 194 (6.72%) VLAN
12 135 (4.67%) Internet
13 121 (4.19%) NAS
14 113 (3.91%) Skype
15 110 (3.81%) Network Security
16 82 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
17 77 (2.67%) MPLS
18 67 (2.32%) BGP
19 66 (2.28%) OSPF
20 61 (2.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 50 (1.73%) MySQL
3 48 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
4 37 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
5 34 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 32 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (0.93%) Oracle Database
9 25 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 21 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (0.69%) DB2
13 19 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 19 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
14 18 (0.62%) Big Data
15 16 (0.55%) NoSQL
16 14 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 75 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 74 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 66 (2.28%) JIRA
4 42 (1.45%) Visual Studio
5 34 (1.18%) MSI
6 25 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (0.52%) Selenium
8 15 (0.52%) TestRail
8 15 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (0.52%) Zephyr
9 12 (0.42%) Bitbucket
10 10 (0.35%) Chocolatey
11 9 (0.31%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.28%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (0.17%) TeamCity
16 4 (0.14%) GitLab
General
1 299 (10.35%) Finance
2 170 (5.88%) Public Sector
3 140 (4.85%) Retail
4 137 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 86 (2.98%) Manufacturing
6 68 (2.35%) Marketing
7 53 (1.83%) Military
8 46 (1.59%) Electronics
9 44 (1.52%) Advertising
10 43 (1.49%) Aerospace
11 34 (1.18%) Banking
12 30 (1.04%) Legal
13 28 (0.97%) German Language
14 22 (0.76%) Automotive
15 19 (0.66%) Italian Language
16 17 (0.59%) Back Office
16 17 (0.59%) Local Government
17 14 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.48%) Police
18 13 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 606 (20.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 334 (11.56%) Support Engineer
3 267 (9.24%) Analyst
4 250 (8.65%) Architect
5 239 (8.27%) IT Engineer
6 235 (8.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 234 (8.10%) Consultant
8 211 (7.30%) IT Support
9 170 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 151 (5.23%) Systems Engineer
11 143 (4.95%) Administrator
12 133 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
12 133 (4.60%) Support Analyst
13 122 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
14 114 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
15 113 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
16 107 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 106 (3.67%) Server Engineer
18 97 (3.36%) Technical Consultant
19 96 (3.32%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (3.15%) Web Services
2 56 (1.94%) Middleware
3 49 (1.70%) LDAP
4 37 (1.28%) .NET
5 36 (1.25%) JSON
6 24 (0.83%) LAMP
7 23 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (0.69%) XML
9 15 (0.52%) REST
10 14 (0.48%) YAML
11 13 (0.45%) SOAP
12 12 (0.42%) HTML
12 12 (0.42%) X-Windows
13 10 (0.35%) Node.js
14 8 (0.28%) CSS
14 8 (0.28%) jQuery
14 8 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
15 7 (0.24%) COM
16 6 (0.21%) SAP Basis
16 6 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 567 (19.63%) Data Centre
2 184 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 150 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 124 (4.29%) Public Cloud
5 118 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 117 (4.05%) Driving Licence
7 111 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
8 88 (3.05%) Clustering
8 88 (3.05%) Replication
9 72 (2.49%) Private Cloud
10 71 (2.46%) Enterprise Storage
11 48 (1.66%) User Experience
12 35 (1.21%) CCTV
13 32 (1.11%) EMC VNX
14 30 (1.04%) CMDB
14 30 (1.04%) NHS
15 28 (0.97%) iSeries
16 27 (0.93%) PKI
17 26 (0.90%) Client/Server
17 26 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2,065 (71.48%) Windows
2 1,313 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 759 (26.27%) Linux
4 505 (17.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 437 (15.13%) Windows 10
6 392 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 260 (9.00%) Windows 7
8 175 (6.06%) Unix
9 142 (4.92%) Windows 8
10 112 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 99 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 83 (2.87%) CentOS
13 53 (1.83%) Ubuntu
14 43 (1.49%) Windows XP
15 38 (1.32%) Mac OS
16 29 (1.00%) Debian
17 28 (0.97%) OS/400
18 24 (0.83%) AIX
19 23 (0.80%) Solaris
20 22 (0.76%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 777 (26.90%) ITIL
2 774 (26.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 356 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
4 267 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
5 253 (8.76%) Migration
6 229 (7.93%) Mentoring
7 212 (7.34%) DevOps
8 197 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 190 (6.58%) Project Management
10 187 (6.47%) Service Delivery
11 180 (6.23%) Service Management
12 168 (5.82%) Presales
13 152 (5.26%) Change Management
14 145 (5.02%) Configuration Management
15 119 (4.12%) Project Delivery
16 116 (4.02%) High Availability
16 116 (4.02%) PRINCE2
17 114 (3.95%) Load Balancing
18 110 (3.81%) IT Strategy
19 100 (3.46%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 491 (17.00%) PowerShell
2 423 (14.64%) SQL
3 239 (8.27%) Python
4 142 (4.92%) Bash Shell
5 89 (3.08%) Shell Script
6 72 (2.49%) C
7 68 (2.35%) Perl
8 54 (1.87%) JavaScript
9 44 (1.52%) Ruby
10 43 (1.49%) PHP
11 39 (1.35%) C#
11 39 (1.35%) Java
12 37 (1.28%) VBScript
13 18 (0.62%) C++
14 17 (0.59%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.42%) VB
16 9 (0.31%) Go
17 7 (0.24%) VBA
18 5 (0.17%) ABAP
18 5 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 405 (14.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 298 (10.31%) MCSE
3 297 (10.28%) Security Cleared
4 295 (10.21%) Degree
5 282 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
6 200 (6.92%) CCNA
7 191 (6.61%) MCSA
7 191 (6.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 140 (4.85%) SC Cleared
9 139 (4.81%) DV Cleared
10 130 (4.50%) CCNP
11 71 (2.46%) MCP
12 66 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
13 53 (1.83%) AWS Certification
14 45 (1.56%) DBS Check
15 44 (1.52%) CCIE
15 44 (1.52%) MCITP
16 43 (1.49%) TOGAF Certification
17 39 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
18 36 (1.25%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (9.35%) SLA
2 96 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (1.66%) GDPR
4 32 (1.11%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.83%) QA
6 23 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 22 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
8 19 (0.66%) PMO
9 15 (0.52%) NIST
10 13 (0.45%) COBIT
11 8 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
13 5 (0.17%) NCSC
14 4 (0.14%) GPG13
15 3 (0.10%) GxP
16 2 (0.069%) BS25999
16 2 (0.069%) RMADS
16 2 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,504 (52.06%) Active Directory
2 1,061 (36.73%) Hyper-V
3 317 (10.97%) vSphere
4 260 (9.00%) XenApp
5 257 (8.90%) VMware ESXi
6 177 (6.13%) XenDesktop
7 164 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
8 161 (5.57%) Docker
9 132 (4.57%) Virtual Servers
10 81 (2.80%) VMware NSX
11 75 (2.60%) Virtual Desktop
12 70 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 58 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 57 (1.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 52 (1.80%) VirtualBox
16 48 (1.66%) Terminal Services
17 36 (1.25%) Firmware
18 32 (1.11%) KVM
19 30 (1.04%) NFS
20 25 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 420 (14.54%) SCCM
2 172 (5.95%) Ansible
3 158 (5.47%) WSUS
4 144 (4.98%) Puppet
5 136 (4.71%) SCOM
6 128 (4.43%) vCenter Server
7 102 (3.53%) vRealize
8 91 (3.15%) Kubernetes
9 74 (2.56%) Terraform
10 62 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
11 61 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
12 60 (2.08%) Backup Exec
13 55 (1.90%) Nagios
14 46 (1.59%) NetBackup
15 44 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 40 (1.38%) SCVMM
17 37 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
18 28 (0.97%) SCOrch
19 27 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
19 27 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2,889 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,559 (53.96%) Microsoft
3 815 (28.21%) Cisco
4 766 (26.51%) Citrix
5 307 (10.63%) Veeam
6 298 (10.31%) HP
7 263 (9.10%) NetApp
8 208 (7.20%) Dell
9 183 (6.33%) EMC
10 149 (5.16%) Red Hat
11 121 (4.19%) IBM
12 104 (3.60%) Oracle
13 102 (3.53%) SolarWinds
14 96 (3.32%) Symantec
15 88 (3.05%) Juniper
16 76 (2.63%) Google
17 74 (2.56%) McAfee
17 74 (2.56%) Meraki
18 70 (2.42%) 3PAR
19 63 (2.18%) SAP