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 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESX Server
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 618 626 464
Rank change year-on-year +8 -162  
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 249 338 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.33% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.35% 2.62% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 216 301 499
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  

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 10594 12895 13662
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.32% 12.43% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8932 10895 11193
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +24 242 £48,000 +12.94% 18
London +55 118 £53,750 +7.50% 10
South East +10 45 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Berkshire +27 32 £60,000 +20.00%
South West +21 19 £35,000 -3.44%
Yorkshire +26 15 £45,000 -2.70% 3
Reading +20 14 £57,500 -
East of England +4 14 £45,000 +5.88%
City of London +21 12 £70,000 +55.55% 4
West Midlands +16 12 £34,500 +15.00% 2
North West -14 8 £33,250 -15.82%
Wiltshire +21 7 £35,000 +27.27%
Norfolk - 7 £50,000 -
Slough +20 6 £57,500 +27.77%
West Yorkshire +19 6 £70,000 +60.00% 1
Devon -7 6 £32,500 -
North East - 6 £27,000 -
Surrey +31 5 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Leeds +29 5 £70,000 +64.70% 1
East Midlands +12 5 £37,500 +13.63% 1
Birmingham +4 5 £40,000 +33.33% 1
South Yorkshire -1 5 £34,750 -47.54% 2
Jersey -3 5 £32,500 -10.95%
Channel Islands -4 5 £32,500 -10.95% 1
Exeter -13 5 £32,500 -
Coventry - 5 £34,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £27,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £27,000 -
Hampshire +15 4 £32,500 -5.79% 1
Guernsey +3 4 £32,500 -4.41%

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 513 (99.03%) VMware
2 420 (81.08%) Windows
3 337 (65.06%) Active Directory
4 319 (61.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 299 (57.72%) Windows Server
6 249 (48.07%) Microsoft
7 215 (41.51%) MS Exchange
8 211 (40.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 191 (36.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 186 (35.91%) Cisco
11 177 (34.17%) Firewall
12 163 (31.47%) SAN
13 159 (30.69%) DNS
14 140 (27.03%) PowerShell
15 134 (25.87%) ITIL
16 131 (25.29%) Linux
16 131 (25.29%) Citrix
17 128 (24.71%) Data Centre
18 125 (24.13%) Office 365
19 124 (23.94%) SQL Server
20 118 (22.78%) Windows Server 2003
20 118 (22.78%) Hyper-V
21 109 (21.04%) WAN
22 103 (19.88%) SQL
23 102 (19.69%) Finance
24 99 (19.11%) HP
25 96 (18.53%) LAN
26 92 (17.76%) IIS
27 87 (16.80%) DHCP
28 86 (16.60%) Disaster Recovery

VMware ESX
Co-occurring 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
1 215 (41.51%) MS Exchange
2 92 (17.76%) IIS
3 83 (16.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 58 (11.20%) SharePoint
5 39 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (6.56%) Skype for Business
7 21 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.74%) Apache
10 7 (1.35%) IBM Domino
11 5 (0.97%) JBoss
12 4 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.77%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (9.65%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 18 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.97%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.39%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 125 (24.13%) Office 365
2 63 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (4.63%) PaaS
5 22 (4.25%) SaaS
6 14 (2.70%) IaaS
7 9 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.35%) G Suite
9 6 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.16%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.39%) Akamai
12 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 177 (34.17%) Firewall
2 163 (31.47%) SAN
3 159 (30.69%) DNS
4 109 (21.04%) WAN
5 96 (18.53%) LAN
6 87 (16.80%) DHCP
7 66 (12.74%) VPN
8 54 (10.42%) TCP/IP
9 45 (8.69%) NAS
10 43 (8.30%) MPLS
11 40 (7.72%) VoIP
11 40 (7.72%) Wireless
12 36 (6.95%) LDAP
13 34 (6.56%) VLAN
14 29 (5.60%) SSL
15 28 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (4.83%) DMZ
17 24 (4.63%) Network Security
18 23 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
19 21 (4.05%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (3.86%) NoSQL
4 18 (3.47%) MySQL
4 18 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (2.90%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (2.32%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.77%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.19%) Big Data
14 1 (0.19%) Riak
Development Applications
1 17 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.54%) MSI
3 4 (0.77%) LoadRunner
3 4 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.77%) WebLOAD
4 2 (0.39%) AQtime
4 2 (0.39%) JIRA
4 2 (0.39%) Redmine
4 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.19%) Ant
General
1 102 (19.69%) Finance
2 33 (6.37%) Retail
3 27 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.86%) Games
5 18 (3.47%) Law
6 16 (3.09%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.51%) Legal
8 11 (2.12%) Advertising
9 9 (1.74%) Banking
10 6 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.97%) Electronics
11 5 (0.97%) Marketing
12 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (26.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (16.02%) VMware Engineer
3 79 (15.25%) Support Engineer
4 77 (14.86%) Windows Engineer
5 63 (12.16%) Architect
6 54 (10.42%) Server Engineer
7 48 (9.27%) Windows Server Engineer
8 46 (8.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 45 (8.69%) Windows Support Engineer
10 43 (8.30%) Active Directory Engineer
10 43 (8.30%) Infrastructure Support
11 39 (7.53%) Active Directory Support
12 38 (7.34%) Active Directory Support Engineer
12 38 (7.34%) Analyst
13 37 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 37 (7.14%) IT Support
14 36 (6.95%) Administrator
15 35 (6.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 33 (6.37%) Server Support
16 33 (6.37%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.49%) Software Packaging
2 31 (5.98%) Web Services
3 10 (1.93%) Middleware
4 9 (1.74%) .NET
5 5 (0.97%) EDI
5 5 (0.97%) MAPI
5 5 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.77%) XML
7 3 (0.58%) CGI
8 2 (0.39%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.39%) LAMP
8 2 (0.39%) Node.js
9 1 (0.19%) COM
9 1 (0.19%) CSS
9 1 (0.19%) JSON
9 1 (0.19%) REST
9 1 (0.19%) SAML
9 1 (0.19%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 128 (24.71%) Data Centre
2 38 (7.34%) Clustering
3 24 (4.63%) Hedge funds
3 24 (4.63%) Replication
4 23 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.86%) PKI
6 19 (3.67%) Computer Science
6 19 (3.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (3.47%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 9 (1.74%) HP Storage
10 8 (1.54%) EMC VNX
11 7 (1.35%) EPoS
11 7 (1.35%) iPad
12 6 (1.16%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.16%) Fintech
12 6 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.16%) iSeries
12 6 (1.16%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.97%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 420 (81.08%) Windows
2 299 (57.72%) Windows Server
3 211 (40.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 191 (36.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 131 (25.29%) Linux
6 118 (22.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 84 (16.22%) Windows 7
8 52 (10.04%) Unix
9 47 (9.07%) Windows 10
10 35 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (6.18%) Solaris
12 18 (3.47%) Windows 8
13 16 (3.09%) Ubuntu
14 13 (2.51%) VMS
15 11 (2.12%) Windows 2000
16 10 (1.93%) Windows NT
16 10 (1.93%) Windows XP
17 9 (1.74%) Debian
18 7 (1.35%) Mac OS X
19 6 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (25.87%) ITIL
2 86 (16.60%) Disaster Recovery
3 74 (14.29%) High Availability
4 67 (12.93%) Project Management
5 45 (8.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 42 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (7.92%) Change Management
7 41 (7.92%) Service Management
8 39 (7.53%) Information Security
9 37 (7.14%) PRINCE2
10 33 (6.37%) Problem Management
11 32 (6.18%) ITIL V3
11 32 (6.18%) Migration
12 31 (5.98%) Server Building
13 30 (5.79%) Load Balancing
13 30 (5.79%) Time Management
14 28 (5.41%) Patch Management
14 28 (5.41%) Service Delivery
15 26 (5.02%) Kalman Filter
16 25 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 140 (27.03%) PowerShell
2 103 (19.88%) SQL
3 33 (6.37%) Perl
4 26 (5.02%) VBScript
5 21 (4.05%) C
6 16 (3.09%) VB
7 8 (1.54%) C++
8 6 (1.16%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.16%) Java
9 5 (0.97%) Python
10 4 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.58%) C#
12 2 (0.39%) Korn
12 2 (0.39%) PHP
12 2 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (15.64%) Degree
2 67 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (9.46%) MCSE
4 48 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (7.72%) CCNA
6 30 (5.79%) CCNP
7 20 (3.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (3.47%) MCSA
9 16 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
9 16 (3.09%) MCITP
10 13 (2.51%) CCA
10 13 (2.51%) Security Cleared
11 11 (2.12%) CISSP
12 10 (1.93%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.54%) CISM
13 8 (1.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.35%) VCAP
15 6 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (1.16%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 21 (4.05%) SLA
3 13 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.74%) QA
5 3 (0.58%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.19%) GMP
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 337 (65.06%) Active Directory
2 319 (61.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (22.78%) Hyper-V
4 85 (16.41%) vSphere
5 60 (11.58%) XenDesktop
6 49 (9.46%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (8.88%) VMware Workstation
8 43 (8.30%) XenApp
9 28 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (5.02%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (3.47%) XenServer
12 16 (3.09%) NFS
13 14 (2.70%) DFS Replication
14 13 (2.51%) vCloud
15 12 (2.32%) Terminal Services
15 12 (2.32%) Virtual Desktop
16 10 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
17 9 (1.74%) ISA Server
18 8 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
18 8 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 74 (14.29%) SCCM
2 61 (11.78%) vCenter Server
3 38 (7.34%) Microsoft Clustering
4 27 (5.21%) SCOM
5 25 (4.83%) Puppet
6 24 (4.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 24 (4.63%) WSUS
7 23 (4.44%) Backup Exec
8 19 (3.67%) vMotion
9 16 (3.09%) Nagios
9 16 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (1.93%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (1.93%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (1.54%) WMI
13 7 (1.35%) Ansible
14 6 (1.16%) Nessus
15 5 (0.97%) BladeLogic
15 5 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 513 (99.03%) VMware
2 249 (48.07%) Microsoft
3 186 (35.91%) Cisco
4 131 (25.29%) Citrix
5 99 (19.11%) HP
6 49 (9.46%) Oracle
7 37 (7.14%) NetApp
8 33 (6.37%) Palo Alto
9 26 (5.02%) CheckPoint
10 25 (4.83%) Red Hat
11 24 (4.63%) Symantec
12 23 (4.44%) Dell
13 21 (4.05%) EMC
13 21 (4.05%) F5
14 19 (3.67%) Sophos
15 18 (3.47%) Imperva
15 18 (3.47%) LogLogic
16 17 (3.28%) SonicWALL
17 16 (3.09%) Brocade
18 14 (2.70%) Juniper
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus package and on call allowance
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £75,000 basic + 10% Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits + On-Call
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + 20% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Avenir
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 15 days ago
Channel Isles
itecopeople
Salary: £31000 - £35000 per annum + salary neg on exp + bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Dorking
Mint
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 23 days ago
West London
Frontier Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum pension, health insurance, profit an
Posted: 17 days ago