Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 90 85
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5 -17
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 3,170 3,378 3,368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.86% 3.43% 3.42%
As % of the System Software category 23.20% 24.84% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,603 2,677 2,836
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +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 13,662 13,597 11,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.62% 13.81% 12.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11,044 10,818 9,958
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 +4 997 £45,000 +9.76% 20
North of England +17 730 £35,000 -12.50% 35
Midlands +9 522 £42,500 +6.25% 14
South West -6 401 £40,000 - 14
West Midlands +7 393 £42,500 +6.25% 11
East of England +55 379 £42,500 -5.56% 9
Yorkshire +20 360 £33,000 -17.50% 15
North West +6 340 £37,500 -6.25% 20
East Midlands 0 129 £39,250 +4.67% 3
Scotland -29 70 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Wales -3 52 £40,000 -0.26%
North East +34 35 £39,500 -5.95%
Channel Islands +9 10 £30,000 -57.14%
Isle of Man +2 10 £46,750 +58.47%
Northern Ireland -35 2 £35,000 +40.00%
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 3,170 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,042 (64.42%) Windows
3 1,759 (55.49%) Microsoft
4 1,731 (54.61%) Active Directory
5 1,296 (40.88%) Windows Server
6 1,208 (38.11%) Hyper-V
7 1,120 (35.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,002 (31.61%) Cisco
9 955 (30.13%) Office 365
10 905 (28.55%) Linux
10 905 (28.55%) Firewall
11 851 (26.85%) Citrix
12 850 (26.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 775 (24.45%) ITIL
14 774 (24.42%) DNS
15 678 (21.39%) Data Centre
16 648 (20.44%) PowerShell
17 633 (19.97%) DHCP
18 618 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
19 603 (19.02%) SQL
20 576 (18.17%) Amazon AWS
21 556 (17.54%) SQL Server
22 553 (17.44%) Microsoft Certification
23 524 (16.53%) WAN
24 505 (15.93%) MS Exchange
25 489 (15.43%) LAN
25 489 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
26 488 (15.39%) SCCM
27 450 (14.20%) SAN
28 442 (13.94%) Cisco Certification

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
1 505 (15.93%) MS Exchange
2 319 (10.06%) SharePoint
3 185 (5.84%) IIS
4 160 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 158 (4.98%) Skype for Business
6 145 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 125 (3.94%) Apache
8 56 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 46 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 45 (1.42%) Confluence
11 42 (1.32%) nginx
12 38 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
13 35 (1.10%) OpenStack
14 33 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
15 25 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
16 22 (0.69%) JBoss
16 22 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
17 19 (0.60%) WebLogic
18 17 (0.54%) WebSphere
19 12 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 301 (9.50%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.13%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.063%) iWork
8 2 (0.063%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.063%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.032%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
4 4 (0.13%) Line 50
4 4 (0.13%) Line 500
4 4 (0.13%) Workfront
5 3 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.063%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.063%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.063%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.032%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.032%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,120 (35.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 955 (30.13%) Office 365
3 576 (18.17%) Amazon AWS
4 192 (6.06%) IaaS
5 140 (4.42%) SaaS
6 123 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 111 (3.50%) PaaS
8 106 (3.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 83 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
10 68 (2.15%) OneDrive
11 46 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 40 (1.26%) Azure Stack
13 35 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 30 (0.95%) Mimecast
15 29 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
16 24 (0.76%) Amazon S3
17 21 (0.66%) BPaaS
17 21 (0.66%) GitHub
18 18 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 17 (0.54%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 905 (28.55%) Firewall
2 774 (24.42%) DNS
3 633 (19.97%) DHCP
4 524 (16.53%) WAN
5 489 (15.43%) LAN
6 450 (14.20%) SAN
7 398 (12.56%) TCP/IP
8 293 (9.24%) VPN
8 293 (9.24%) Wireless
9 290 (9.15%) VoIP
10 222 (7.00%) VLAN
11 161 (5.08%) Skype
12 158 (4.98%) Network Security
13 156 (4.92%) Internet
14 129 (4.07%) Broadband
15 114 (3.60%) ADSL
16 111 (3.50%) NetScaler
17 110 (3.47%) 3G
18 94 (2.97%) MPLS
19 92 (2.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 556 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 111 (3.50%) MySQL
3 50 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 46 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 41 (1.29%) Relational Database
7 37 (1.17%) Oracle Database
8 34 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
9 30 (0.95%) DB2
9 30 (0.95%) NoSQL
9 30 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (0.85%) MongoDB
12 25 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 25 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
13 20 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (0.60%) Redis
15 17 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 17 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 92 (2.90%) Git (software)
2 87 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 75 (2.37%) JIRA
4 55 (1.74%) Visual Studio
5 54 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 32 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (1.01%) TestRail
6 32 (1.01%) Zephyr
7 31 (0.98%) Selenium
7 31 (0.98%) Vagrant
8 28 (0.88%) Mercurial
9 22 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (0.57%) GitLab
11 17 (0.54%) Travis CI
12 14 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
13 13 (0.41%) MSI
14 10 (0.32%) Chocolatey
15 9 (0.28%) Maven
16 8 (0.25%) Cucumber
General
1 323 (10.19%) Finance
2 105 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 91 (2.87%) Retail
4 50 (1.58%) Banking
4 50 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 44 (1.39%) Legal
6 35 (1.10%) Advertising
7 33 (1.04%) Marketing
8 29 (0.91%) Back Office
9 25 (0.79%) Games
10 23 (0.73%) Electronics
11 22 (0.69%) Law
12 21 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.47%) Italian Language
13 15 (0.47%) Military
14 14 (0.44%) German Language
15 13 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 12 (0.38%) Publishing
17 9 (0.28%) Local Government
18 7 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 710 (22.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 384 (12.11%) Analyst
3 297 (9.37%) Support Engineer
4 265 (8.36%) IT Engineer
5 239 (7.54%) Architect
6 194 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 190 (5.99%) Consultant
8 186 (5.87%) Support Analyst
9 179 (5.65%) Systems Engineer
10 159 (5.02%) IT Support
11 157 (4.95%) Cloud Engineer
12 154 (4.86%) Administrator
13 140 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
13 140 (4.42%) Technical Support
14 136 (4.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 130 (4.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 121 (3.82%) Systems Administrator
17 119 (3.75%) Technical Analyst
18 112 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
19 108 (3.41%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (3.41%) Web Services
2 65 (2.05%) .NET
3 63 (1.99%) JSON
4 54 (1.70%) LDAP
5 53 (1.67%) LAMP
6 45 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
7 39 (1.23%) HTML
7 39 (1.23%) Middleware
8 26 (0.82%) REST
9 24 (0.76%) HTML5
10 23 (0.73%) XML
11 22 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
12 21 (0.66%) WebRTC
13 18 (0.57%) YAML
14 16 (0.50%) CSS
15 15 (0.47%) Spring
15 15 (0.47%) X-Windows
16 12 (0.38%) Flash
16 12 (0.38%) SOAP
17 10 (0.32%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 678 (21.39%) Data Centre
2 220 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 218 (6.88%) Self-Motivation
4 146 (4.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 145 (4.57%) Public Cloud
6 124 (3.91%) Replication
7 97 (3.06%) Management Information System
8 73 (2.30%) Clustering
9 66 (2.08%) Driving Licence
10 54 (1.70%) CMDB
11 52 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
12 50 (1.58%) PKI
13 48 (1.51%) Private Cloud
14 46 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
15 44 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
16 41 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
17 35 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
18 33 (1.04%) e-Learning
19 31 (0.98%) Fat Client
19 31 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,042 (64.42%) Windows
2 1,296 (40.88%) Windows Server
3 905 (28.55%) Linux
4 618 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 489 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 399 (12.59%) Windows 10
7 293 (9.24%) Windows 7
8 161 (5.08%) Unix
9 158 (4.98%) Windows 8
10 151 (4.76%) CentOS
11 110 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 108 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 105 (3.31%) Ubuntu
14 69 (2.18%) Debian
15 59 (1.86%) Apple iOS
16 54 (1.70%) Windows XP
17 51 (1.61%) Android
18 47 (1.48%) Mac OS
19 31 (0.98%) AIX
20 28 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (26.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 775 (24.45%) ITIL
3 382 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
4 326 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
5 300 (9.46%) DevOps
6 254 (8.01%) Disaster Recovery
7 250 (7.89%) Migration
7 250 (7.89%) Project Management
8 207 (6.53%) Presales
9 205 (6.47%) Service Management
10 179 (5.65%) Configuration Management
11 164 (5.17%) Service Delivery
12 163 (5.14%) High Availability
13 156 (4.92%) PRINCE2
14 155 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
15 149 (4.70%) Mentoring
16 137 (4.32%) Data Protection
17 132 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
18 131 (4.13%) Supplier Management
19 128 (4.04%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 648 (20.44%) PowerShell
2 603 (19.02%) SQL
3 326 (10.28%) Python
4 217 (6.85%) Bash Shell
5 102 (3.22%) Perl
6 96 (3.03%) Java
7 86 (2.71%) JavaScript
8 84 (2.65%) PHP
9 78 (2.46%) Ruby
10 65 (2.05%) C
11 62 (1.96%) C#
12 50 (1.58%) Shell Script
13 41 (1.29%) VBScript
14 31 (0.98%) Go
15 27 (0.85%) T-SQL
16 19 (0.60%) C++
17 15 (0.47%) PHP 5
17 15 (0.47%) PHP 7
17 15 (0.47%) VB
18 10 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 553 (17.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 442 (13.94%) Cisco Certification
3 411 (12.97%) MCSE
4 355 (11.20%) CCNA
5 317 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 288 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 262 (8.26%) Degree
8 220 (6.94%) MCSA
9 183 (5.77%) MCITP
10 135 (4.26%) SC Cleared
11 126 (3.97%) MCP
12 113 (3.56%) CCNP
13 97 (3.06%) DV Cleared
14 80 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
15 79 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
16 75 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
17 47 (1.48%) CCA
18 41 (1.29%) CISSP
19 39 (1.23%) RHCE
20 32 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (8.61%) SLA
2 222 (7.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 83 (2.62%) GDPR
4 76 (2.40%) ISO 9001
5 46 (1.45%) PCI DSS
6 44 (1.39%) QA
7 39 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 29 (0.91%) COBIT
9 20 (0.63%) PMO
10 15 (0.47%) HL7
11 10 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (0.32%) GPG13
12 8 (0.25%) GAMP
13 7 (0.22%) NIST
13 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.16%) COSO
15 5 (0.16%) RMADS
16 3 (0.095%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1,731 (54.61%) Active Directory
2 1,208 (38.11%) Hyper-V
3 371 (11.70%) VMware ESXi
4 349 (11.01%) vSphere
5 273 (8.61%) XenApp
6 200 (6.31%) XenDesktop
7 192 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
8 173 (5.46%) Docker
9 114 (3.60%) Virtual Servers
10 96 (3.03%) VMware NSX
11 84 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 73 (2.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 59 (1.86%) VirtualBox
14 53 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
15 50 (1.58%) Terminal Services
16 48 (1.51%) Terminal Server
16 48 (1.51%) Xen
17 45 (1.42%) NFS
18 43 (1.36%) KVM
19 40 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 488 (15.39%) SCCM
2 208 (6.56%) Puppet
3 206 (6.50%) Ansible
4 170 (5.36%) SCOM
5 163 (5.14%) vCenter Server
6 136 (4.29%) WSUS
7 124 (3.91%) Kubernetes
8 100 (3.15%) Terraform
9 84 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
10 79 (2.49%) Nagios
11 77 (2.43%) SCOrch
12 76 (2.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 75 (2.37%) vRealize
14 73 (2.30%) SCVMM
15 70 (2.21%) Backup Exec
16 54 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
17 47 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
18 43 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
19 34 (1.07%) NetBackup
19 34 (1.07%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 3,170 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,759 (55.49%) Microsoft
3 1,002 (31.61%) Cisco
4 851 (26.85%) Citrix
5 364 (11.48%) HP
6 303 (9.56%) NetApp
7 271 (8.55%) Veeam
8 252 (7.95%) Dell
9 203 (6.40%) Meraki
10 160 (5.05%) Aruba
11 153 (4.83%) Oracle
12 137 (4.32%) EMC
13 136 (4.29%) Red Hat
14 127 (4.01%) Symantec
15 115 (3.63%) IBM
16 112 (3.53%) Polycom
17 104 (3.28%) Juniper
18 99 (3.12%) Google
19 97 (3.06%) SolarWinds
20 72 (2.27%) Atlassian