Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 82 61
Rank change year-on-year -5 -21 +3
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 3,182 3,596 4,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.44% 3.73% 4.39%
As % of the System Software category 23.79% 28.89% 35.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,600 3,066 3,934
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 13,378 12,447 13,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.46% 12.89% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 10,719 10,465 11,382
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,500 £21,525
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 1,013 £42,500 +6.25% 145
North of England -9 748 £40,000 +6.67% 158
Midlands +18 519 £40,000 +9.59% 93
North West +38 460 £40,000 +6.67% 75
East of England +11 383 £45,000 +2.86% 70
West Midlands +24 381 £40,000 +6.67% 60
South West -8 368 £42,500 +6.25% 80
Yorkshire -45 261 £42,500 +11.84% 72
East Midlands -16 138 £32,500 -10.34% 33
Scotland -44 88 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Wales -21 84 £40,125 +9.93% 9
North East -31 27 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Channel Islands -5 7 £29,500 -9.23% 2
Northern Ireland +2 3 £45,000 +66.67% 6
Isle of Man - 3 £32,500 - 1
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 3,182 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,152 (67.63%) Windows
3 1,603 (50.38%) Microsoft
4 1,546 (48.59%) Active Directory
5 1,424 (44.75%) Windows Server
6 1,038 (32.62%) Linux
7 1,001 (31.46%) Hyper-V
8 969 (30.45%) Cisco
9 911 (28.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 870 (27.34%) Firewall
11 803 (25.24%) ITIL
12 766 (24.07%) Office 365
13 748 (23.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 706 (22.19%) Citrix
15 703 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 656 (20.62%) Amazon AWS
17 630 (19.80%) MS Exchange
18 620 (19.48%) DNS
19 571 (17.94%) Data Centre
20 562 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
21 561 (17.63%) SAN
22 560 (17.60%) SQL
23 546 (17.16%) WAN
24 519 (16.31%) LAN
25 506 (15.90%) PowerShell
26 485 (15.24%) DHCP
27 481 (15.12%) SQL Server
28 473 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
29 448 (14.08%) VMware ESXi
30 428 (13.45%) SCCM

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
1 630 (19.80%) MS Exchange
2 249 (7.83%) SharePoint
3 223 (7.01%) IIS
4 221 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 205 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 116 (3.65%) Skype for Business
7 111 (3.49%) OpenStack
8 94 (2.95%) Apache
9 84 (2.64%) Tomcat
10 77 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 43 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 42 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 40 (1.26%) WebLogic
14 39 (1.23%) Confluence
15 37 (1.16%) JBoss
16 35 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
16 35 (1.10%) nginx
17 31 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 30 (0.94%) WebSphere
19 20 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 290 (9.11%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 46 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 36 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.094%) Windchill
9 2 (0.063%) HipChat
10 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.22%) Documaker
3 6 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.13%) C-CURE
4 4 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
4 4 (0.13%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.094%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.094%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.094%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.063%) Magento
6 2 (0.063%) SAP SM
7 1 (0.031%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.031%) Lorenzo
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.031%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.031%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 911 (28.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 766 (24.07%) Office 365
3 656 (20.62%) Amazon AWS
4 156 (4.90%) IaaS
5 88 (2.77%) PaaS
6 83 (2.61%) SaaS
7 77 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
8 74 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 47 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
10 40 (1.26%) GitHub
11 37 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 36 (1.13%) Amazon S3
13 33 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
13 33 (1.04%) OpenShift
14 30 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 29 (0.91%) Mimecast
16 25 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 23 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
18 21 (0.66%) OneDrive
19 16 (0.50%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 870 (27.34%) Firewall
2 620 (19.48%) DNS
3 561 (17.63%) SAN
4 546 (17.16%) WAN
5 519 (16.31%) LAN
6 485 (15.24%) DHCP
7 385 (12.10%) TCP/IP
8 258 (8.11%) VPN
9 210 (6.60%) VLAN
10 199 (6.25%) Network Security
11 144 (4.53%) Wireless
12 133 (4.18%) VoIP
13 119 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
14 113 (3.55%) Internet
15 108 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
16 99 (3.11%) NAS
17 98 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
18 94 (2.95%) Skype
19 91 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
20 90 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 481 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 151 (4.75%) MySQL
3 58 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 53 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 51 (1.60%) Oracle Database
7 48 (1.51%) NoSQL
8 46 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
9 35 (1.10%) Relational Database
10 33 (1.04%) Big Data
11 32 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
11 32 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 31 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 29 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
15 24 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
16 23 (0.72%) MariaDB
17 22 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
18 20 (0.63%) RDBMS
19 14 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 131 (4.12%) Jenkins
2 115 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 71 (2.23%) JIRA
4 58 (1.82%) Vagrant
5 47 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 45 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 40 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 35 (1.10%) Cucumber
9 30 (0.94%) Subversion
10 29 (0.91%) Selenium
11 28 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
12 27 (0.85%) Bitbucket
13 23 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
14 22 (0.69%) Visual Studio
15 18 (0.57%) Mercurial
16 16 (0.50%) Chocolatey
17 15 (0.47%) Maven
18 14 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
18 14 (0.44%) TeamCity
19 11 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 418 (13.14%) Finance
2 177 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 128 (4.02%) Retail
4 87 (2.73%) Legal
5 56 (1.76%) Marketing
6 49 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 48 (1.51%) Electronics
8 35 (1.10%) Publishing
9 31 (0.97%) Back Office
10 29 (0.91%) Games
11 26 (0.82%) Banking
12 21 (0.66%) Law
13 20 (0.63%) Advertising
14 12 (0.38%) Military
15 9 (0.28%) Billing
15 9 (0.28%) German Language
16 6 (0.19%) French Language
16 6 (0.19%) Online Betting
17 5 (0.16%) Local Government
17 5 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 612 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 392 (12.32%) Analyst
3 358 (11.25%) Support Engineer
4 278 (8.74%) Architect
5 226 (7.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 208 (6.54%) IT Support
7 206 (6.47%) IT Engineer
8 171 (5.37%) Consultant
9 166 (5.22%) Administrator
10 161 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
10 161 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
11 142 (4.46%) Infrastructure Support
12 141 (4.43%) Support Analyst
12 141 (4.43%) VMware Engineer
13 136 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
14 128 (4.02%) IT Analyst
15 125 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
16 120 (3.77%) Network Engineer
17 118 (3.71%) Systems Engineer
18 115 (3.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (3.96%) Web Services
2 69 (2.17%) .NET
3 51 (1.60%) Middleware
4 48 (1.51%) LAMP
5 47 (1.48%) JSON
6 42 (1.32%) HTML
7 39 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
7 39 (1.23%) RESTful
8 38 (1.19%) LDAP
9 36 (1.13%) REST
10 32 (1.01%) SOAP
11 25 (0.79%) XML
12 23 (0.72%) CSS
13 20 (0.63%) LEMP Stack
14 19 (0.60%) Spring Boot
15 18 (0.57%) 802.1X
15 18 (0.57%) HTML5
16 16 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
16 16 (0.50%) Node.js
16 16 (0.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 571 (17.94%) Data Centre
2 202 (6.35%) Self-Motivation
3 198 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 188 (5.91%) Management Information System
5 142 (4.46%) Replication
6 137 (4.31%) Public Cloud
7 118 (3.71%) Private Cloud
8 113 (3.55%) Clustering
9 110 (3.46%) Computer Science
10 108 (3.39%) Driving Licence
11 98 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
12 64 (2.01%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 62 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
14 55 (1.73%) Enterprise Storage
15 47 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
16 38 (1.19%) Fat Client
16 38 (1.19%) Thin Client
16 38 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
17 36 (1.13%) EMC VNX
18 33 (1.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2,152 (67.63%) Windows
2 1,424 (44.75%) Windows Server
3 1,038 (32.62%) Linux
4 703 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 562 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 332 (10.43%) Windows 10
7 331 (10.40%) Windows 7
8 206 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 160 (5.03%) Unix
10 147 (4.62%) Windows 8
11 145 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 125 (3.93%) CentOS
13 119 (3.74%) Ubuntu
14 75 (2.36%) Debian
15 43 (1.35%) Windows XP
16 41 (1.29%) AIX
17 40 (1.26%) Mac OS
18 30 (0.94%) Solaris
19 26 (0.82%) Android
20 24 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 803 (25.24%) ITIL
2 748 (23.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 395 (12.41%) DevOps
4 366 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
5 358 (11.25%) Service Management
6 341 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
7 290 (9.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 276 (8.67%) Project Management
9 258 (8.11%) Incident Management
10 237 (7.45%) Migration
11 226 (7.10%) Service Delivery
12 198 (6.22%) Mentoring
13 197 (6.19%) Configuration Management
14 179 (5.63%) Presales
15 174 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
16 166 (5.22%) Data Protection
17 164 (5.15%) Problem Management
18 150 (4.71%) Information Security
18 150 (4.71%) Load Balancing
19 142 (4.46%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 560 (17.60%) SQL
2 506 (15.90%) PowerShell
3 352 (11.06%) Python
4 211 (6.63%) Bash Shell
5 115 (3.61%) Java
6 106 (3.33%) Perl
7 96 (3.02%) Ruby
8 87 (2.73%) JavaScript
9 58 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 57 (1.79%) C
11 50 (1.57%) C++
12 48 (1.51%) C#
13 36 (1.13%) PHP
14 30 (0.94%) VBScript
15 29 (0.91%) VB
16 20 (0.63%) Go
16 20 (0.63%) T-SQL
17 13 (0.41%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.31%) Java 8
19 8 (0.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 473 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 337 (10.59%) Cisco Certification
3 336 (10.56%) MCSE
4 293 (9.21%) Degree
5 286 (8.99%) Security Cleared
6 239 (7.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 209 (6.57%) CCNA
8 198 (6.22%) MCSA
9 162 (5.09%) CCNP
10 154 (4.84%) SC Cleared
11 127 (3.99%) DV Cleared
12 122 (3.83%) MCP
13 109 (3.43%) CISSP
14 101 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
15 95 (2.99%) MCITP
16 88 (2.77%) SANS
17 71 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
18 65 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
19 61 (1.92%) CREST Certified
20 45 (1.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (9.68%) SLA
2 191 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 122 (3.83%) GDPR
4 112 (3.52%) PCI DSS
5 58 (1.82%) QA
6 26 (0.82%) PMO
7 18 (0.57%) GPG13
8 13 (0.41%) COBIT
8 13 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 11 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.13%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.13%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.094%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.094%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.063%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.031%) GAMP
15 1 (0.031%) HL7
System Software
1 1,546 (48.59%) Active Directory
2 1,001 (31.46%) Hyper-V
3 448 (14.08%) VMware ESXi
4 356 (11.19%) vSphere
5 229 (7.20%) XenApp
6 228 (7.17%) Docker
7 178 (5.59%) XenDesktop
8 165 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
9 158 (4.97%) Virtual Servers
10 82 (2.58%) Terminal Services
11 81 (2.55%) KVM
12 73 (2.29%) VirtualBox
13 72 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
14 65 (2.04%) VMware NSX
15 62 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
16 60 (1.89%) Xen
17 50 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 49 (1.54%) XenServer
19 46 (1.45%) VMware Server
20 41 (1.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 428 (13.45%) SCCM
2 247 (7.76%) Puppet
3 190 (5.97%) Ansible
4 168 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
5 158 (4.97%) SCOM
6 150 (4.71%) vCenter Server
7 123 (3.87%) Kubernetes
8 121 (3.80%) Nagios
9 94 (2.95%) vRealize
10 93 (2.92%) WSUS
11 68 (2.14%) SCVMM
12 62 (1.95%) Terraform
13 60 (1.89%) Backup Exec
14 46 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
15 45 (1.41%) Opsview
16 44 (1.38%) Cisco LMS
17 38 (1.19%) NetBackup
18 34 (1.07%) vMotion
19 28 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
20 27 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 3,182 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,603 (50.38%) Microsoft
3 969 (30.45%) Cisco
4 706 (22.19%) Citrix
5 385 (12.10%) HP
6 270 (8.49%) NetApp
7 259 (8.14%) Red Hat
8 196 (6.16%) Veeam
9 188 (5.91%) Oracle
10 184 (5.78%) Dell
11 181 (5.69%) EMC
12 139 (4.37%) SolarWinds
13 126 (3.96%) Symantec
14 114 (3.58%) IBM
15 112 (3.52%) Juniper
16 111 (3.49%) F5
17 103 (3.24%) McAfee
18 100 (3.14%) CheckPoint
19 75 (2.36%) CommVault
20 73 (2.29%) Brocade