Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 452 489 486
Rank change year-on-year +37 -3 -18
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 334 667 896
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.53% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.93% 3.10% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 283 550 725
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% -
10th Percentile £28,600 £29,925 £28,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +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 11,383 21,495 23,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.39% 17.04% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9,557 17,789 19,284
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,400 £25,500 £25,254
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - +6.25%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi.

Salary trend for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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 +45 303 £44,000 - 72
UK excluding London +106 262 £40,000 - 57
South East +160 101 £45,000 -6.25% 15
London +36 66 £52,500 - 21
Midlands +61 50 £34,000 -10.53% 12
South West +54 48 £37,500 -11.76% 10
Work from Home -51 45 £55,000 - 8
West Midlands +57 33 £34,000 -9.33% 6
North of England +9 29 £55,000 +37.50% 9
North West +51 22 £55,000 +37.50% 4
East Midlands +57 19 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Wales +61 13 £39,500 +5.33% 2
Scotland +53 9 £50,000 +61.29% 3
East of England +85 8 £31,750 -20.63% 4
North East +22 5 £40,000 -3.61% 2
Northern Ireland +18 4 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire -9 2 £67,500 +65.77% 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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.

1 325 (97.31%) VMware
2 256 (76.65%) Windows
3 253 (75.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 214 (64.07%) Microsoft
5 212 (63.47%) Active Directory
6 169 (50.60%) Windows Server
7 133 (39.82%) Azure
8 131 (39.22%) Linux
9 116 (34.73%) DNS
10 115 (34.43%) ITIL
11 110 (32.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 104 (31.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 92 (27.54%) DHCP
14 87 (26.05%) Firewall
14 87 (26.05%) PowerShell
15 86 (25.75%) vSphere
16 85 (25.45%) Windows 10
17 82 (24.55%) Cisco
17 82 (24.55%) Windows Server 2016
18 75 (22.46%) Hyper-V
19 72 (21.56%) Office 365
20 69 (20.66%) Windows Server 2008
21 65 (19.46%) Security Cleared
22 64 (19.16%) Veeam
23 62 (18.56%) TCP/IP
24 61 (18.26%) AWS
25 58 (17.37%) MS Exchange
26 56 (16.77%) SQL Server
26 56 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
27 53 (15.87%) VSAN

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 58 (17.37%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.08%) IIS
3 24 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (7.19%) Skype for Business
4 22 (6.59%) SharePoint
5 21 (6.29%) Confluence
6 20 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (3.29%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (1.80%) Site Server
9 3 (0.90%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.30%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) DNN
10 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (8.98%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 133 (39.82%) Azure
2 72 (21.56%) Office 365
3 61 (18.26%) AWS
4 13 (3.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (3.89%) Mimecast
5 12 (3.59%) SaaS
6 11 (3.29%) GCP
7 6 (1.80%) G Suite
8 4 (1.20%) IaaS
8 4 (1.20%) PaaS
9 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.90%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.60%) Cloudflare
10 2 (0.60%) GitHub
10 2 (0.60%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.60%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.60%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.30%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (34.73%) DNS
2 92 (27.54%) DHCP
3 87 (26.05%) Firewall
4 62 (18.56%) TCP/IP
5 53 (15.87%) VPN
5 53 (15.87%) VSAN
6 42 (12.57%) SAN
7 37 (11.08%) LAN
8 36 (10.78%) WAN
9 31 (9.28%) VLAN
10 28 (8.38%) VoIP
11 20 (5.99%) Skype
12 18 (5.39%) Unified Communications
13 12 (3.59%) Ethernet
13 12 (3.59%) OSPF
13 12 (3.59%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (3.29%) Intranet
14 11 (3.29%) Network Security
15 10 (2.99%) IPv4
15 10 (2.99%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.19%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.50%) Amazon Athena
6 4 (1.20%) Big Data
6 4 (1.20%) GIS
6 4 (1.20%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.20%) QGIS
6 4 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.30%) Redis
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.29%) JIRA
3 10 (2.99%) Subversion
4 4 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.30%) GitLab
6 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (11.38%) Finance
2 22 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.99%) Military
4 9 (2.69%) Banking
5 6 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.50%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.50%) Legal
7 4 (1.20%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.60%) Law
8 2 (0.60%) Police
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 97 (29.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (15.27%) IT Engineer
3 42 (12.57%) VMware Engineer
4 40 (11.98%) Support Engineer
5 34 (10.18%) Analyst
6 32 (9.58%) Linux Engineer
7 30 (8.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 27 (8.08%) Systems Engineer
9 24 (7.19%) Server Engineer
10 23 (6.89%) IT Support
11 22 (6.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (5.99%) Azure Engineer
13 19 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (5.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (5.69%) Platform Engineer
14 18 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 16 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
16 14 (4.19%) Consultant
16 14 (4.19%) IT Support Engineer
17 13 (3.89%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.89%) Web Services
2 4 (1.20%) PostGIS
3 3 (0.90%) LDAP
4 2 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.30%) COM
5 1 (0.30%) CSS
5 1 (0.30%) Flash
5 1 (0.30%) HTML
5 1 (0.30%) JSON
5 1 (0.30%) Leaflet
5 1 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.57%) Data Centre
2 36 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (9.28%) Clustering
4 20 (5.99%) Management Information System
5 17 (5.09%) Enterprise Storage
5 17 (5.09%) Replication
6 16 (4.79%) Public Cloud
7 12 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (3.29%) Client/Server
9 9 (2.69%) EMC VNX
10 8 (2.40%) EMC VNXe
10 8 (2.40%) FlexPod
10 8 (2.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 7 (2.10%) PKI
12 4 (1.20%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.90%) CMDB
13 3 (0.90%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.60%) Cloud Native
14 2 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 256 (76.65%) Windows
2 169 (50.60%) Windows Server
3 131 (39.22%) Linux
4 110 (32.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (25.45%) Windows 10
6 82 (24.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 69 (20.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (14.97%) Windows Server 2019
9 34 (10.18%) Windows 7
10 29 (8.68%) CentOS
11 19 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (4.49%) Unix
13 14 (4.19%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (3.29%) VMS
15 9 (2.69%) Windows 8
16 7 (2.10%) Android
16 7 (2.10%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.80%) Fedora
18 5 (1.50%) Solaris
19 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (34.43%) ITIL
2 104 (31.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 56 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
4 50 (14.97%) Service Management
5 37 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (10.78%) ITIL V3
7 34 (10.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 32 (9.58%) IT Strategy
9 27 (8.08%) Capacity Planning
9 27 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 27 (8.08%) Mentoring
10 23 (6.89%) DevOps
11 19 (5.69%) Proactive Monitoring
12 18 (5.39%) Infrastructure as Code
13 16 (4.79%) Change Control
13 16 (4.79%) Project Delivery
14 15 (4.49%) Capacity Management
14 15 (4.49%) Patch Management
15 14 (4.19%) Machine Learning
15 14 (4.19%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 87 (26.05%) PowerShell
2 40 (11.98%) SQL
3 23 (6.89%) Bash Shell
4 21 (6.29%) Python
5 6 (1.80%) C
5 6 (1.80%) Perl
6 4 (1.20%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.20%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.20%) VBA
7 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.90%) VB
8 2 (0.60%) VBScript
9 1 (0.30%) C#
9 1 (0.30%) Go
9 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (19.46%) Security Cleared
2 53 (15.87%) SC Cleared
3 46 (13.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 44 (13.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (11.08%) MCSE
6 36 (10.78%) MCSA
7 25 (7.49%) Degree
8 21 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (5.99%) CCNA
10 17 (5.09%) VCP6
11 16 (4.79%) MCP
12 13 (3.89%) DV Cleared
13 10 (2.99%) RHCE
14 8 (2.40%) CISSP
15 7 (2.10%) GIAC
16 6 (1.80%) CCNP
17 5 (1.50%) VCAP
18 4 (1.20%) DBS Check
19 3 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 3 (0.90%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.18%) SLA
2 11 (3.29%) GDPR
2 11 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 253 (75.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 212 (63.47%) Active Directory
3 86 (25.75%) vSphere
4 75 (22.46%) Hyper-V
5 45 (13.47%) Virtual Servers
6 36 (10.78%) VMware NSX
7 33 (9.88%) XenApp
8 24 (7.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 22 (6.59%) Docker
9 22 (6.59%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (4.49%) XenDesktop
11 10 (2.99%) Firmware
12 8 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (1.80%) oVirt
13 6 (1.80%) Shibboleth
13 6 (1.80%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 5 (1.50%) NFS
14 5 (1.50%) vCloud
14 5 (1.50%) VMware Server
15 4 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (14.37%) vCenter Server
2 39 (11.68%) SCCM
3 34 (10.18%) Ansible
4 21 (6.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (5.69%) Puppet
5 19 (5.69%) vRealize
6 18 (5.39%) Nagios
7 16 (4.79%) SCOM
8 13 (3.89%) Kubernetes
9 12 (3.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 12 (3.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (3.59%) SCVMM
9 12 (3.59%) Terraform
10 8 (2.40%) BladeLogic
10 8 (2.40%) SCOrch
11 7 (2.10%) Backup Exec
11 7 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (2.10%) WSUS
12 6 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (1.80%) Observium
Vendors
1 325 (97.31%) VMware
2 214 (64.07%) Microsoft
3 82 (24.55%) Cisco
4 64 (19.16%) Veeam
5 53 (15.87%) Dell
6 50 (14.97%) Citrix
7 49 (14.67%) HP
7 49 (14.67%) Red Hat
8 37 (11.08%) EMC
9 34 (10.18%) Oracle
10 33 (9.88%) NetApp
11 17 (5.09%) Google
12 14 (4.19%) SolarWinds
13 13 (3.89%) Sophos
14 12 (3.59%) IBM
15 10 (2.99%) CommVault
16 9 (2.69%) BMC
17 8 (2.40%) 3PAR
17 8 (2.40%) Blue Coat
17 8 (2.40%) Isilon