The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
UK
Rank 610 626 465
Rank change year-on-year +16 -161  
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 262 355 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.34% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 2.55% 2.82% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 221 314 482
Median salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -8.75% -4.76%  

VMware ESX is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10266 12611 13281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.09% 12.21% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8557 10633 11006
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in the UK

VMware ESX
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESX.

Salary trend for VMware ESX in the UK

VMware ESX
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VMware ESX in the UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 248 £47,500 +5.55% 16
London +51 119 £52,500 +7.14% 8
South East +11 54 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Berkshire +21 37 £65,000 +23.80%
South West +19 24 £35,000 -6.66%
East of England +15 13 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Reading +21 11 £60,000 +4.34%
Yorkshire +17 11 £36,250 -14.70%
Wiltshire - 11 £35,000 -
North West -4 10 £29,750 +6.25% 1
Chippenham - 8 £35,000 -
City of London +30 7 £70,000 +55.55% 2
Hampshire +11 7 £32,500 -18.75% 1
North East - 7 £27,000 - 1
Jersey - 7 £36,500 -
Channel Islands - 7 £32,500 - 2
Norfolk - 7 £50,000 - 2
Slough +32 6 £55,000 +22.22%
Devon +4 6 £32,500 -
Manchester -13 6 £28,500 +7.54% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £27,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £27,000 - 1
West Midlands +21 5 £33,250 +10.83% 2
Maidenhead +9 5 £65,000 +106.34%
East Midlands +7 5 £37,500 -14.77%
Bracknell +2 5 - -
Exeter -9 5 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire +20 4 £42,500 -
Cheshire +12 4 £36,250 -28.92%
Fareham +11 4 £32,500 +51.16%

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 535 (99.07%) VMware
2 426 (78.89%) Windows
3 348 (64.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 327 (60.56%) Active Directory
5 287 (53.15%) Windows Server
6 255 (47.22%) Microsoft
7 218 (40.37%) MS Exchange
8 207 (38.33%) Cisco
9 205 (37.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 192 (35.56%) Firewall
11 181 (33.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 174 (32.22%) SAN
13 149 (27.59%) ITIL
14 148 (27.41%) Linux
14 148 (27.41%) Citrix
15 146 (27.04%) DNS
16 141 (26.11%) PowerShell
17 132 (24.44%) SQL Server
18 126 (23.33%) Data Centre
19 120 (22.22%) Office 365
20 113 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
21 112 (20.74%) Hyper-V
22 108 (20.00%) HP
23 105 (19.44%) WAN
24 99 (18.33%) Finance
25 93 (17.22%) SQL
26 90 (16.67%) IIS
26 90 (16.67%) LAN
27 88 (16.30%) Disaster Recovery
28 86 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 218 (40.37%) MS Exchange
2 90 (16.67%) IIS
3 83 (15.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (10.56%) SharePoint
5 35 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (5.74%) Skype for Business
7 28 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.67%) Apache
10 8 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.30%) IBM Domino
11 7 (1.30%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.11%) JBoss
13 5 (0.93%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
15 3 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.56%) SAS
16 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 81 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 48 (8.89%) MS Office
3 22 (4.07%) MS Visio
4 17 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (3.15%) MS Project
5 5 (0.93%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 120 (22.22%) Office 365
2 68 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (4.81%) PaaS
5 19 (3.52%) SaaS
6 17 (3.15%) IaaS
7 13 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.48%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.30%) G Suite
10 5 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.37%) Akamai
12 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 192 (35.56%) Firewall
2 174 (32.22%) SAN
3 146 (27.04%) DNS
4 105 (19.44%) WAN
5 90 (16.67%) LAN
6 82 (15.19%) DHCP
7 69 (12.78%) VPN
8 59 (10.93%) TCP/IP
9 56 (10.37%) NAS
10 44 (8.15%) MPLS
11 38 (7.04%) VoIP
11 38 (7.04%) Wireless
12 37 (6.85%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (6.30%) LDAP
14 32 (5.93%) SSL
15 31 (5.74%) Internet
16 30 (5.56%) VLAN
17 27 (5.00%) DMZ
17 27 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
18 22 (4.07%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 28 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 17 (3.15%) MySQL
6 15 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.67%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
15 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
15 1 (0.19%) Riak
15 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.48%) MSI
3 6 (1.11%) JIRA
3 6 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.93%) Redmine
5 4 (0.74%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.74%) WebLOAD
6 2 (0.37%) AQtime
7 1 (0.19%) Ant
7 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 99 (18.33%) Finance
2 28 (5.19%) Retail
3 25 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.41%) Advertising
6 12 (2.22%) Games
7 10 (1.85%) Law
8 8 (1.48%) Legal
9 6 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.93%) Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Electronics
11 3 (0.56%) Marketing
12 1 (0.19%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 133 (24.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 95 (17.59%) VMware Engineer
3 79 (14.63%) Support Engineer
4 77 (14.26%) Windows Engineer
5 69 (12.78%) Architect
6 47 (8.70%) Server Engineer
7 42 (7.78%) Analyst
8 41 (7.59%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 41 (7.59%) Windows Server Engineer
8 41 (7.59%) Windows Support Engineer
9 40 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 38 (7.04%) IT Support
11 36 (6.67%) Administrator
12 35 (6.48%) Infrastructure Support
12 35 (6.48%) VMware Support Engineer
13 33 (6.11%) Active Directory Engineer
14 30 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
15 29 (5.37%) Active Directory Support Engineer
16 26 (4.81%) Server Support
17 25 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.22%) Software Packaging
2 35 (6.48%) Web Services
3 10 (1.85%) Middleware
4 7 (1.30%) .NET
5 6 (1.11%) MAPI
6 5 (0.93%) EDI
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.74%) XML
8 3 (0.56%) CGI
9 2 (0.37%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.37%) JSON
9 2 (0.37%) REST
10 1 (0.19%) COM
10 1 (0.19%) JMS
10 1 (0.19%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.19%) SOAP
10 1 (0.19%) WebRTC
10 1 (0.19%) XSD
10 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 126 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.48%) Clustering
3 30 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 24 (4.44%) Replication
6 21 (3.89%) PKI
7 20 (3.70%) Hedge funds
8 19 (3.52%) Computer Science
9 18 (3.33%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 15 (2.78%) EMC VNX
12 7 (1.30%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.30%) HP Storage
12 7 (1.30%) iPad
13 6 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.11%) iSeries
13 6 (1.11%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.93%) AS400
14 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 426 (78.89%) Windows
2 287 (53.15%) Windows Server
3 205 (37.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 181 (33.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 148 (27.41%) Linux
6 113 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 71 (13.15%) Windows 7
8 63 (11.67%) Unix
9 40 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (7.41%) Windows 10
10 33 (6.11%) Solaris
11 23 (4.26%) Windows 8
12 15 (2.78%) Ubuntu
13 14 (2.59%) VMS
14 12 (2.22%) Windows 2000
15 11 (2.04%) Windows NT
16 8 (1.48%) Debian
16 8 (1.48%) Mac OS X
16 8 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (1.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (27.59%) ITIL
2 88 (16.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 71 (13.15%) High Availability
4 57 (10.56%) Project Management
5 55 (10.19%) Change Management
6 47 (8.70%) Information Security
7 45 (8.33%) Service Management
8 42 (7.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 41 (7.59%) ITIL V3
9 41 (7.59%) Problem Management
10 39 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (6.67%) Migration
11 36 (6.67%) Patch Management
12 35 (6.48%) Kalman Filter
12 35 (6.48%) Service Delivery
13 34 (6.30%) Server Building
14 33 (6.11%) PRINCE2
15 32 (5.93%) Security Architecture
16 30 (5.56%) Security Patching
17 29 (5.37%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 141 (26.11%) PowerShell
2 93 (17.22%) SQL
3 36 (6.67%) Perl
4 29 (5.37%) C
5 25 (4.63%) VBScript
6 15 (2.78%) VB
7 10 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.48%) C++
8 8 (1.48%) Python
9 6 (1.11%) Java
10 5 (0.93%) Korn
11 3 (0.56%) C#
11 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.37%) PHP
13 1 (0.19%) Ruby
13 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (14.07%) Degree
3 64 (11.85%) MCSE
4 55 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (8.70%) CCNA
6 28 (5.19%) CCNP
7 24 (4.44%) MCSA
8 23 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (3.70%) MCITP
10 19 (3.52%) Security Cleared
11 16 (2.96%) DV Cleared
12 15 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (2.22%) CISSP
14 10 (1.85%) MCP
15 9 (1.67%) CCA
15 9 (1.67%) CompTIA Security+
15 9 (1.67%) Security+ Certification
16 8 (1.48%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 7 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.74%) SLA
2 25 (4.63%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.67%) QA
5 3 (0.56%) ISO22301
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) GMP
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 348 (64.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 327 (60.56%) Active Directory
3 112 (20.74%) Hyper-V
4 83 (15.37%) vSphere
5 58 (10.74%) XenApp
6 54 (10.00%) XenDesktop
7 50 (9.26%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (7.59%) VMware Workstation
9 30 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (5.19%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (4.07%) NFS
12 21 (3.89%) XenServer
13 14 (2.59%) Terminal Services
14 12 (2.22%) vCloud
14 12 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
15 11 (2.04%) DFS Replication
16 9 (1.67%) ISA Server
16 9 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (1.48%) Forefront TMG
17 8 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 80 (14.81%) SCCM
2 38 (7.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 32 (5.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 28 (5.19%) SCOM
5 24 (4.44%) Backup Exec
6 22 (4.07%) Puppet
6 22 (4.07%) vMotion
7 21 (3.89%) Nagios
8 18 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 18 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (3.33%) WSUS
9 10 (1.85%) Ansible
10 9 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
11 8 (1.48%) WMI
12 7 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (1.11%) Nessus
14 5 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
14 5 (0.93%) EMC Navisphere
14 5 (0.93%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 535 (99.07%) VMware
2 255 (47.22%) Microsoft
3 207 (38.33%) Cisco
4 148 (27.41%) Citrix
5 108 (20.00%) HP
6 44 (8.15%) Oracle
7 42 (7.78%) NetApp
8 41 (7.59%) Palo Alto
9 38 (7.04%) CheckPoint
10 33 (6.11%) Red Hat
11 32 (5.93%) EMC
12 24 (4.44%) Dell
12 24 (4.44%) Imperva
12 24 (4.44%) LogLogic
12 24 (4.44%) Symantec
13 20 (3.70%) F5
14 19 (3.52%) Sophos
15 14 (2.59%) Juniper
15 14 (2.59%) SonicWALL
16 12 (2.22%) Veritas
City of London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus package and on call allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Salary based on expertise
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
West London
Frontier Technology
Salary: From £38,000 to £50,000 per annum pension, health insurance, profit an
Posted: 17 days ago
Guernsey, Channel Isles
Airain
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum + Relocation Opportunity
Posted: 19 days ago
Channel Isles
itecopeople
Salary: £31000 - £35000 per annum + salary neg on exp + bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Kings Lynn
aap3
Salary: £43000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago