Period
to 24 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VMware ESXi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESXi over the 6 months to 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 474 461 490
Rank change year-on-year -13 +29 -75
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 869 1,112 933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.64% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 3.63% 4.58% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 728 810 822
UK median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,675 £29,250 £27,050
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.61% +10.67% -6.25%

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

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 23,954 24,256 21,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.49% 14.07% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 19,550 19,669 17,635
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +4.94%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Salary histogram for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK over the 6 months to 24 May 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
England +1 818 £44,000 -5.38% 24
UK excluding London +35 634 £40,000 -3.61% 18
South East +70 231 £42,500 -8.60% 5
London -36 214 £55,000 -4.35% 7
North of England +52 122 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Midlands -19 109 £41,500 +3.75% 1
West Midlands -18 94 £44,000 +10.00% 1
East of England +24 75 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North West +52 64 £35,000 - 4
South West +31 61 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Yorkshire -11 55 £42,000 +5.00% 1
Scotland -8 19 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East Midlands +18 15 £35,000 -12.50%
Wales +5 9 £40,000 -19.19%
Channel Islands +10 6 £30,000 +1.69%
North East +22 3 £32,500 +20.37%
Northern Ireland - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, IT jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 823 (94.71%) VMware
2 712 (81.93%) Windows
3 556 (63.98%) Active Directory
4 528 (60.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 500 (57.54%) Windows Server
6 440 (50.63%) Microsoft
7 312 (35.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 287 (33.03%) Office 365
9 286 (32.91%) Linux
10 272 (31.30%) Microsoft Azure
11 264 (30.38%) DNS
12 260 (29.92%) Firewall
13 259 (29.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 259 (29.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 254 (29.23%) PowerShell
15 245 (28.19%) Cisco
15 245 (28.19%) Citrix
16 238 (27.39%) ITIL
17 235 (27.04%) SAN
18 233 (26.81%) vSphere
19 194 (22.32%) DHCP
20 191 (21.98%) Hyper-V
21 187 (21.52%) SQL Server
22 184 (21.17%) vCenter Server
23 180 (20.71%) MS Exchange
24 163 (18.76%) Microsoft Certification
25 162 (18.64%) Finance
26 157 (18.07%) HP
27 148 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
28 147 (16.92%) SQL

VMware ESXi
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
1 180 (20.71%) MS Exchange
2 84 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (7.94%) SharePoint
4 62 (7.13%) Skype for Business
5 58 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (5.41%) IIS
7 22 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (1.84%) Apache
10 12 (1.38%) nginx
10 12 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.04%) Confluence
11 9 (1.04%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.69%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.46%) WordPress
16 3 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
17 2 (0.23%) IBM Domino
17 2 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 103 (11.85%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 287 (33.03%) Office 365
2 272 (31.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (5.87%) IaaS
5 32 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (3.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 23 (2.65%) SaaS
7 15 (1.73%) PaaS
8 13 (1.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 13 (1.50%) OneDrive
9 9 (1.04%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.81%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.46%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.35%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.23%) G Suite
13 2 (0.23%) GitHub
13 2 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.12%) NuGet
14 1 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 264 (30.38%) DNS
2 260 (29.92%) Firewall
3 235 (27.04%) SAN
4 194 (22.32%) DHCP
5 138 (15.88%) TCP/IP
6 109 (12.54%) VPN
7 106 (12.20%) WAN
8 102 (11.74%) LAN
9 77 (8.86%) VLAN
10 67 (7.71%) VoIP
11 54 (6.21%) VSAN
12 49 (5.64%) NAS
13 46 (5.29%) NetScaler
14 44 (5.06%) MPLS
15 43 (4.95%) Skype
16 32 (3.68%) Fibre Channel
17 31 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (2.99%) iSCSI
19 25 (2.88%) Network Security
20 22 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (21.52%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (4.26%) MySQL
4 31 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (2.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 24 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (1.96%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.38%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.81%) Big Data
12 5 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.46%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.35%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.35%) Redis
15 2 (0.23%) MS Access
15 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (4.03%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.99%) JIRA
3 24 (2.76%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.84%) Mercurial
5 8 (0.92%) MSI
6 7 (0.81%) Redmine
6 7 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.58%) WinDbg
8 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.35%) Bugzilla
9 3 (0.35%) Buildbot
9 3 (0.35%) Chocolatey
9 3 (0.35%) Hudson
9 3 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.35%) Subversion
9 3 (0.35%) Trac
9 3 (0.35%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.12%) FogBugz
10 1 (0.12%) git-flow
10 1 (0.12%) GitLab
General
1 162 (18.64%) Finance
2 26 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.76%) Banking
4 15 (1.73%) Aerospace
5 13 (1.50%) Legal
5 13 (1.50%) Military
5 13 (1.50%) Retail
6 11 (1.27%) Back Office
7 10 (1.15%) Marketing
8 7 (0.81%) Front Office
8 7 (0.81%) Law
9 6 (0.69%) Games
10 5 (0.58%) Advertising
10 5 (0.58%) Billing
10 5 (0.58%) Electronics
10 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.35%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 249 (28.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 113 (13.00%) Analyst
3 95 (10.93%) Administrator
4 86 (9.90%) Support Engineer
5 79 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
6 71 (8.17%) VMware Engineer
7 70 (8.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 70 (8.06%) IT Engineer
8 66 (7.59%) Systems Engineer
8 66 (7.59%) Windows Engineer
9 54 (6.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 54 (6.21%) IT Support
10 51 (5.87%) Server Engineer
11 49 (5.64%) Architect
12 48 (5.52%) Infrastructure Support
13 44 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
13 44 (5.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
14 42 (4.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 42 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
15 39 (4.49%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.30%) LDAP
2 18 (2.07%) LAMP
2 18 (2.07%) Web Services
3 11 (1.27%) Software Packaging
4 4 (0.46%) .NET
4 4 (0.46%) Apache NiFi
4 4 (0.46%) CGI
4 4 (0.46%) CSS
4 4 (0.46%) Django
4 4 (0.46%) HTML
4 4 (0.46%) MSMQ
4 4 (0.46%) Node.js
5 3 (0.35%) Middleware
5 3 (0.35%) REST
5 3 (0.35%) WAP
5 3 (0.35%) Web Services Management
6 2 (0.23%) COM
6 2 (0.23%) Kafka
6 2 (0.23%) OpenVZ
6 2 (0.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 132 (15.19%) Data Centre
2 85 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (8.06%) Replication
4 35 (4.03%) Clustering
5 28 (3.22%) Public Cloud
6 27 (3.11%) EMC VNX
7 24 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.19%) Fintech
8 19 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (1.84%) Video\Live Streaming
11 14 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
12 13 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
13 12 (1.38%) CMDB
13 12 (1.38%) Driving Licence
14 9 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.04%) User Experience
15 6 (0.69%) Digital Media
16 5 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 712 (81.93%) Windows
2 500 (57.54%) Windows Server
3 312 (35.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 286 (32.91%) Linux
5 259 (29.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 112 (12.89%) Windows 10
7 100 (11.51%) Windows 7
8 63 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 53 (6.10%) Unix
10 43 (4.95%) CentOS
11 42 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (2.76%) Ubuntu
13 23 (2.65%) Windows 8
14 20 (2.30%) VMS
15 19 (2.19%) Data ONTAP
16 17 (1.96%) Debian
17 9 (1.04%) Android
17 9 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (1.04%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (29.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 238 (27.39%) ITIL
3 124 (14.27%) Problem-Solving
4 92 (10.59%) DevOps
5 76 (8.75%) Service Management
6 73 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 61 (7.02%) Mentoring
9 60 (6.90%) Migration
10 52 (5.98%) Change Management
10 52 (5.98%) Configuration Management
11 48 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (5.29%) Root Cause Analysis
13 45 (5.18%) Project Management
14 38 (4.37%) Asset Management
15 37 (4.26%) Capacity Management
16 35 (4.03%) Cybersecurity
16 35 (4.03%) High Availability
17 34 (3.91%) ITIL V3
18 33 (3.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 254 (29.23%) PowerShell
2 147 (16.92%) SQL
3 73 (8.40%) Python
4 68 (7.83%) Bash Shell
5 31 (3.57%) C
6 19 (2.19%) Ruby
7 18 (2.07%) Perl
8 12 (1.38%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.15%) PHP
10 8 (0.92%) Go
10 8 (0.92%) VBScript
11 7 (0.81%) Java
11 7 (0.81%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.46%) AWK
12 4 (0.46%) C#
12 4 (0.46%) Korn
12 4 (0.46%) sed
12 4 (0.46%) VB
13 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 163 (18.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (12.89%) MCSE
3 105 (12.08%) Security Cleared
4 83 (9.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 74 (8.52%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (8.40%) MCSA
7 59 (6.79%) Degree
8 55 (6.33%) CCNA
9 43 (4.95%) SC Cleared
10 38 (4.37%) DV Cleared
11 33 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
12 30 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
13 29 (3.34%) MCP
13 29 (3.34%) VCP6
14 19 (2.19%) CISSP
14 19 (2.19%) MCITP
15 14 (1.61%) CCNP
16 10 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
17 9 (1.04%) GIAC
17 9 (1.04%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.21%) SLA
2 23 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.38%) GDPR
4 9 (1.04%) COBIT
5 6 (0.69%) PMO
6 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.23%) RMADS
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) QA
System Software
1 556 (63.98%) Active Directory
2 528 (60.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (26.81%) vSphere
4 191 (21.98%) Hyper-V
5 92 (10.59%) XenApp
6 82 (9.44%) XenDesktop
7 70 (8.06%) Virtual Machines
8 43 (4.95%) Docker
8 43 (4.95%) VMware NSX
9 38 (4.37%) Virtual Servers
10 35 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 30 (3.45%) NFS
12 25 (2.88%) KVM
13 23 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
14 21 (2.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 18 (2.07%) BitLocker
15 18 (2.07%) VirtualBox
16 16 (1.84%) Terminal Services
17 15 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
17 15 (1.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 184 (21.17%) vCenter Server
2 134 (15.42%) SCCM
3 85 (9.78%) Puppet
4 84 (9.67%) Ansible
5 64 (7.36%) SCOM
6 58 (6.67%) vRealize
7 50 (5.75%) WSUS
8 45 (5.18%) Backup Exec
9 44 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
10 31 (3.57%) Nagios
10 31 (3.57%) SCOrch
10 31 (3.57%) SCVMM
11 28 (3.22%) Microsoft Clustering
12 27 (3.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 27 (3.11%) XenMobile
13 23 (2.65%) OpenView
14 22 (2.53%) Kubernetes
14 22 (2.53%) NetBackup
14 22 (2.53%) Netcool
15 19 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 823 (94.71%) VMware
2 440 (50.63%) Microsoft
3 245 (28.19%) Cisco
3 245 (28.19%) Citrix
4 157 (18.07%) HP
5 108 (12.43%) Veeam
6 82 (9.44%) NetApp
7 71 (8.17%) Red Hat
8 70 (8.06%) EMC
9 66 (7.59%) Symantec
10 64 (7.36%) Dell
11 60 (6.90%) Oracle
12 59 (6.79%) IBM
13 33 (3.80%) Avaya
14 31 (3.57%) SolarWinds
15 28 (3.22%) McAfee
16 27 (3.11%) Meraki
17 26 (2.99%) Remedy
18 25 (2.88%) Google
19 23 (2.65%) EqualLogic