Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 84 61
Rank change year-on-year +5 -23 +6
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 3,205 3,631 4,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.60% 3.59% 4.37%
As % of the System Software category 24.05% 28.11% 34.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,648 3,047 3,779
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,050 £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 13,327 12,916 13,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.98% 12.77% 12.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10,667 10,679 11,104
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,250 £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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -12 947 £42,500 +6.25% 156
North of England +11 777 £40,000 +6.67% 127
Midlands +33 567 £40,000 +6.67% 89
North West +38 475 £40,000 +5.26% 80
West Midlands +28 433 £42,500 +13.33% 44
East of England +39 412 £45,000 - 58
South West -14 333 £42,500 +6.25% 79
Yorkshire -12 276 £41,000 +9.33% 36
East Midlands +5 134 £38,500 +10.00% 44
Scotland -35 95 £40,000 - 10
Wales -28 82 £40,000 +6.67% 13
North East -32 26 £30,000 -14.29% 11
Channel Islands -4 9 £33,500 +3.08%
Isle of Man - 4 £37,500 -
Northern Ireland -11 2 £45,000 +28.57% 3
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 3,205 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,117 (66.05%) Windows
3 1,636 (51.05%) Microsoft
4 1,520 (47.43%) Active Directory
5 1,332 (41.56%) Windows Server
6 1,009 (31.48%) Linux
7 992 (30.95%) Cisco
8 985 (30.73%) Hyper-V
9 929 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
10 841 (26.24%) Firewall
11 802 (25.02%) Office 365
12 783 (24.43%) ITIL
13 736 (22.96%) Citrix
14 725 (22.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 699 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
16 653 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
17 618 (19.28%) DNS
18 606 (18.91%) Data Centre
19 601 (18.75%) SQL
20 589 (18.38%) MS Exchange
21 552 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
22 548 (17.10%) SAN
23 524 (16.35%) PowerShell
24 514 (16.04%) WAN
25 489 (15.26%) DHCP
26 478 (14.91%) SCCM
27 472 (14.73%) Microsoft Certification
28 471 (14.70%) LAN
29 463 (14.45%) SQL Server
30 419 (13.07%) VMware ESXi

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
1 589 (18.38%) MS Exchange
2 300 (9.36%) SharePoint
3 205 (6.40%) IIS
4 189 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 168 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 140 (4.37%) Skype for Business
7 103 (3.21%) OpenStack
8 82 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 60 (1.87%) Apache
10 57 (1.78%) Tomcat
11 44 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 39 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 32 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (1.00%) WebLogic
14 31 (0.97%) JBoss
15 29 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
16 28 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 28 (0.87%) nginx
17 24 (0.75%) Confluence
17 24 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 315 (9.83%) Microsoft Office
2 116 (3.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 36 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.094%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.094%) Windchill
8 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 27 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.22%) Visualfiles
3 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.12%) C-CURE
4 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
5 3 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.094%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.062%) Magento
6 2 (0.062%) SAP SM
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.031%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.031%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.031%) Lorenzo
7 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.031%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.031%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.031%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.031%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 929 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 802 (25.02%) Office 365
3 653 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
4 146 (4.56%) IaaS
5 106 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 88 (2.75%) PaaS
7 84 (2.62%) SaaS
8 83 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
9 55 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
10 50 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 46 (1.44%) Amazon S3
12 45 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 40 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 39 (1.22%) Mimecast
15 36 (1.12%) OpenShift
16 32 (1.00%) GitHub
17 30 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 20 (0.62%) OneDrive
19 15 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
20 13 (0.41%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 841 (26.24%) Firewall
2 618 (19.28%) DNS
3 548 (17.10%) SAN
4 514 (16.04%) WAN
5 489 (15.26%) DHCP
6 471 (14.70%) LAN
7 387 (12.07%) TCP/IP
8 249 (7.77%) VPN
9 236 (7.36%) Network Security
10 204 (6.37%) VLAN
11 171 (5.34%) Wireless
12 161 (5.02%) Wi-Fi
13 132 (4.12%) VoIP
14 111 (3.46%) Internet
15 105 (3.28%) Skype
16 103 (3.21%) NAS
17 94 (2.93%) NetScaler
18 92 (2.87%) Fibre Channel
19 91 (2.84%) Cisco Nexus
20 88 (2.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 124 (3.87%) MySQL
3 62 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
4 53 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 52 (1.62%) NoSQL
6 50 (1.56%) MongoDB
7 45 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
7 45 (1.40%) Oracle Database
8 40 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (1.06%) Big Data
12 32 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 31 (0.97%) Relational Database
14 29 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
15 26 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
16 24 (0.75%) MariaDB
17 21 (0.66%) RDBMS
18 20 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 20 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 107 (3.34%) Git (software)
2 84 (2.62%) Jenkins
3 58 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (1.78%) Vagrant
5 52 (1.62%) JIRA
6 39 (1.22%) Selenium
6 39 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 35 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 35 (1.09%) Visual Studio
8 29 (0.90%) Subversion
9 27 (0.84%) Bitbucket
10 26 (0.81%) Cucumber
10 26 (0.81%) Mercurial
11 24 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (0.44%) Maven
13 14 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
14 13 (0.41%) Chocolatey
15 11 (0.34%) MSI
16 10 (0.31%) AdminStudio
General
1 390 (12.17%) Finance
2 157 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 117 (3.65%) Legal
4 97 (3.03%) Retail
5 54 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 50 (1.56%) Marketing
7 48 (1.50%) Electronics
8 22 (0.69%) Advertising
8 22 (0.69%) Publishing
9 20 (0.62%) Back Office
10 18 (0.56%) Banking
10 18 (0.56%) Games
11 14 (0.44%) Military
12 11 (0.34%) Billing
12 11 (0.34%) Law
13 7 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.22%) Automotive
14 6 (0.19%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.16%) French Language
15 5 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 599 (18.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 407 (12.70%) Analyst
3 322 (10.05%) Support Engineer
4 284 (8.86%) Architect
5 210 (6.55%) IT Engineer
6 187 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 182 (5.68%) IT Support
8 179 (5.59%) Consultant
9 177 (5.52%) Administrator
10 154 (4.80%) IT Analyst
11 148 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
12 146 (4.56%) Support Analyst
13 133 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
14 132 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
15 129 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
16 124 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
16 124 (3.87%) Network Engineer
17 118 (3.68%) Cloud Engineer
18 116 (3.62%) Infrastructure Support
18 116 (3.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (3.78%) Web Services
2 73 (2.28%) .NET
3 50 (1.56%) HTML
4 49 (1.53%) LAMP
5 42 (1.31%) JSON
5 42 (1.31%) LDAP
5 42 (1.31%) XML
6 35 (1.09%) REST
7 31 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
7 31 (0.97%) RESTful
8 30 (0.94%) Middleware
9 28 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
10 26 (0.81%) SOAP
11 24 (0.75%) CSS
11 24 (0.75%) Spring Boot
12 22 (0.69%) HTML5
13 20 (0.62%) Spring
14 17 (0.53%) Velocity
15 15 (0.47%) ASP.NET
16 14 (0.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 606 (18.91%) Data Centre
2 227 (7.08%) Management Information System
3 210 (6.55%) Self-Motivation
4 205 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
5 149 (4.65%) Public Cloud
6 140 (4.37%) Replication
7 123 (3.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 114 (3.56%) Clustering
9 110 (3.43%) Private Cloud
10 108 (3.37%) Driving Licence
11 96 (3.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 79 (2.46%) Enterprise Storage
13 48 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
14 46 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
15 44 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
16 41 (1.28%) Fat Client
16 41 (1.28%) Thin Client
17 39 (1.22%) Blackberry
18 32 (1.00%) Video\Live Streaming
19 30 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2,117 (66.05%) Windows
2 1,332 (41.56%) Windows Server
3 1,009 (31.48%) Linux
4 699 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 552 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 364 (11.36%) Windows 10
7 355 (11.08%) Windows 7
8 180 (5.62%) Unix
9 172 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 170 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 162 (5.05%) Windows 8
12 109 (3.40%) Ubuntu
13 107 (3.34%) CentOS
14 73 (2.28%) Debian
15 64 (2.00%) AIX
16 48 (1.50%) Apple iOS
17 46 (1.44%) Windows XP
18 34 (1.06%) Android
18 34 (1.06%) Mac OS
19 33 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 783 (24.43%) ITIL
2 725 (22.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 381 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
4 355 (11.08%) DevOps
5 352 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
6 326 (10.17%) Service Management
7 321 (10.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 278 (8.67%) Project Management
9 242 (7.55%) Data Protection
10 241 (7.52%) Mentoring
11 228 (7.11%) Incident Management
12 227 (7.08%) Migration
13 223 (6.96%) Service Delivery
14 215 (6.71%) Presales
15 183 (5.71%) Configuration Management
16 172 (5.37%) Information Security
17 161 (5.02%) Business Continuity
18 159 (4.96%) High Availability
19 149 (4.65%) Line Management
19 149 (4.65%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 601 (18.75%) SQL
2 524 (16.35%) PowerShell
3 329 (10.27%) Python
4 210 (6.55%) Bash Shell
5 111 (3.46%) Java
6 85 (2.65%) Perl
7 83 (2.59%) Ruby
8 72 (2.25%) JavaScript
9 60 (1.87%) Shell Script
10 56 (1.75%) C#
11 50 (1.56%) VBScript
12 47 (1.47%) C
13 42 (1.31%) C++
14 33 (1.03%) VB
15 28 (0.87%) Go
16 24 (0.75%) PHP
16 24 (0.75%) T-SQL
17 20 (0.62%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.44%) Java 8
19 11 (0.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 472 (14.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 348 (10.86%) MCSE
3 318 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
4 297 (9.27%) Security Cleared
5 276 (8.61%) Degree
6 264 (8.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 199 (6.21%) MCSA
8 190 (5.93%) CCNA
9 160 (4.99%) CCNP
10 159 (4.96%) SC Cleared
11 140 (4.37%) CISSP
12 121 (3.78%) SANS
13 119 (3.71%) ITIL Certification
14 113 (3.53%) DV Cleared
15 106 (3.31%) MCP
16 96 (3.00%) CREST Certified
17 90 (2.81%) MCITP
18 62 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
19 60 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
20 46 (1.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (9.77%) SLA
2 221 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 184 (5.74%) GDPR
4 145 (4.52%) PCI DSS
5 48 (1.50%) QA
6 27 (0.84%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.47%) GPG13
8 14 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 13 (0.41%) PMO
10 9 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.22%) COBIT
12 3 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.094%) GAMP
13 2 (0.062%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.062%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.062%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.062%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.031%) HL7
System Software
1 1,520 (47.43%) Active Directory
2 985 (30.73%) Hyper-V
3 419 (13.07%) VMware ESXi
4 354 (11.05%) vSphere
5 230 (7.18%) XenApp
6 215 (6.71%) Docker
7 200 (6.24%) Virtual Machines
8 179 (5.59%) XenDesktop
9 144 (4.49%) Virtual Servers
10 80 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
11 74 (2.31%) VMware NSX
12 72 (2.25%) Terminal Services
13 67 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
14 55 (1.72%) VirtualBox
15 53 (1.65%) VMware Server
16 52 (1.62%) KVM
17 48 (1.50%) XenServer
18 47 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
19 46 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 44 (1.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 478 (14.91%) SCCM
2 186 (5.80%) Puppet
3 154 (4.80%) Ansible
4 151 (4.71%) SCOM
5 144 (4.49%) vCenter Server
6 122 (3.81%) Kubernetes
7 120 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
8 113 (3.53%) Nagios
9 100 (3.12%) WSUS
10 81 (2.53%) vRealize
11 76 (2.37%) SCVMM
12 72 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
13 61 (1.90%) Terraform
14 59 (1.84%) Backup Exec
15 41 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
16 40 (1.25%) Opsview
17 39 (1.22%) Cisco LMS
18 35 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
19 34 (1.06%) SCOrch
20 33 (1.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3,205 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,636 (51.05%) Microsoft
3 992 (30.95%) Cisco
4 736 (22.96%) Citrix
5 380 (11.86%) HP
6 307 (9.58%) NetApp
7 222 (6.93%) Red Hat
8 201 (6.27%) Dell
9 195 (6.08%) Veeam
10 163 (5.09%) Oracle
11 156 (4.87%) Symantec
12 152 (4.74%) EMC
13 122 (3.81%) IBM
14 111 (3.46%) SolarWinds
15 108 (3.37%) Juniper
16 103 (3.21%) McAfee
17 92 (2.87%) Google
18 81 (2.53%) Meraki
19 80 (2.50%) F5
20 77 (2.40%) CheckPoint