Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 461 426 387
Rank change year-on-year -35 -39 -78
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 1116 1328 1815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.70% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 4.85% 5.68% 7.31%
Number of salaries quoted 963 1130 1532
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.73%
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -3.61%

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 23010 23391 24817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 12.40% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19260 19638 20712
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Top 16 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 19 November 2017. 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 -41 1005 £45,000 - 34
UK excluding London -62 650 £40,000 -2.44% 22
London -5 446 £52,500 -4.55% 14
South East -84 191 £40,000 -10.11% 7
North of England -24 153 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire +9 104 £41,250 +3.77% 2
South West +33 83 £42,500 +19.72% 2
Midlands +33 74 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Scotland +47 64 £52,500 +23.53% 1
East of England -47 63 £46,500 +9.41% 4
North West -4 47 £32,500 -21.21%
West Midlands +31 46 £37,500 +22.45% 3
East Midlands +18 28 £42,500 +28.79% 2
Wales +23 21 £38,500 +16.67% 1
Channel Islands +4 5 £32,500 -10.96%
North East -1 2 £45,000 +4.05%

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 1046 (93.73%) VMware
2 944 (84.59%) Windows
3 703 (62.99%) Active Directory
4 642 (57.53%) Windows Server
5 635 (56.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 613 (54.93%) Microsoft
7 502 (44.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 450 (40.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 428 (38.35%) Linux
10 373 (33.42%) MS Exchange
11 369 (33.06%) Cisco
12 361 (32.35%) SAN
13 337 (30.20%) DNS
14 328 (29.39%) Firewall
15 312 (27.96%) Citrix
16 309 (27.69%) ITIL
17 283 (25.36%) SQL Server
18 274 (24.55%) SQL
19 258 (23.12%) PowerShell
20 251 (22.49%) Office 365
20 251 (22.49%) DHCP
21 241 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
22 238 (21.33%) SCCM
23 236 (21.15%) vCenter Server
24 232 (20.79%) vSphere
25 218 (19.53%) Hyper-V
26 197 (17.65%) HP
27 194 (17.38%) Microsoft Certification
28 188 (16.85%) Finance
29 183 (16.40%) Data Centre

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
1 373 (33.42%) MS Exchange
2 162 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 105 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 103 (9.23%) Skype for Business
5 98 (8.78%) IIS
6 96 (8.60%) SharePoint
7 59 (5.29%) Apache
8 38 (3.41%) Tomcat
9 35 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (2.33%) OpenStack
11 23 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (1.61%) nginx
13 15 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
14 14 (1.25%) Confluence
14 14 (1.25%) IBM Domino
15 13 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (1.16%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.90%) WordPress
17 7 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 102 (9.14%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.090%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.27%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.18%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 251 (22.49%) Office 365
2 241 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 135 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (3.23%) Mimecast
5 32 (2.87%) PaaS
6 28 (2.51%) IaaS
7 21 (1.88%) SaaS
8 18 (1.61%) OneDrive
9 15 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.72%) GitHub
12 7 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.63%) G Suite
13 5 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 3 (0.27%) Dropbox
15 3 (0.27%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 361 (32.35%) SAN
2 337 (30.20%) DNS
3 328 (29.39%) Firewall
4 251 (22.49%) DHCP
5 180 (16.13%) TCP/IP
6 157 (14.07%) VPN
7 136 (12.19%) WAN
8 131 (11.74%) LAN
9 117 (10.48%) VLAN
10 100 (8.96%) NAS
11 71 (6.36%) Skype
12 70 (6.27%) NetScaler
13 69 (6.18%) iSCSI
14 56 (5.02%) VoIP
15 46 (4.12%) Wireless
16 44 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
17 43 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
17 43 (3.85%) SSL
18 41 (3.67%) Network Security
19 40 (3.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (25.36%) SQL Server
2 78 (6.99%) MySQL
3 48 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
7 23 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
8 22 (1.97%) NoSQL
8 22 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (1.88%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.99%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.63%) MariaDB
15 5 (0.45%) Looker
15 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (0.36%) Data Mining
16 4 (0.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (3.32%) JIRA
2 30 (2.69%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.42%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.97%) MSI
5 16 (1.43%) Subversion
5 16 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.90%) Redmine
8 8 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.45%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.45%) TestRail
9 5 (0.45%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.36%) Ant
10 4 (0.36%) GitLab
10 4 (0.36%) Maven
10 4 (0.36%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.090%) TestLink
11 1 (0.090%) WinDbg
General
1 188 (16.85%) Finance
2 54 (4.84%) Law
3 43 (3.85%) Banking
3 43 (3.85%) Legal
4 32 (2.87%) Games
5 25 (2.24%) Retail
5 25 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.97%) Advertising
7 21 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.70%) Retail Banking
9 10 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.72%) Electronics
11 7 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.54%) Back Office
12 6 (0.54%) Marketing
13 4 (0.36%) French Language
13 4 (0.36%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.090%) Automotive
15 1 (0.090%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 307 (27.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 171 (15.32%) Analyst
3 111 (9.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 107 (9.59%) Support Engineer
5 97 (8.69%) VMware Engineer
6 84 (7.53%) Administrator
7 79 (7.08%) Systems Engineer
8 73 (6.54%) Systems Administrator
9 66 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support
10 64 (5.73%) Infrastructure Support
10 64 (5.73%) Team Leader
11 63 (5.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 62 (5.56%) IT Engineer
12 62 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
13 61 (5.47%) IT Support
14 58 (5.20%) Linux Engineer
14 58 (5.20%) Support Analyst
15 56 (5.02%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 56 (5.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 51 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.51%) Software Packaging
2 26 (2.33%) Web Services
3 21 (1.88%) LAMP
4 18 (1.61%) Middleware
5 14 (1.25%) Memcached
6 13 (1.16%) .NET
7 12 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
8 7 (0.63%) Django
8 7 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (0.63%) FreeSWITCH
8 7 (0.63%) PHP-FPM
8 7 (0.63%) WSGI
9 5 (0.45%) Java EE
9 5 (0.45%) REST
10 4 (0.36%) JSON
10 4 (0.36%) STL
11 3 (0.27%) SAP Basis
11 3 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.18%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.18%) JTAPI
Miscellaneous
1 183 (16.40%) Data Centre
2 140 (12.54%) Clustering
3 83 (7.44%) Replication
4 71 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (5.11%) Management Information System
6 37 (3.32%) Private Cloud
7 33 (2.96%) Blackberry
8 31 (2.78%) EMC VNX
9 29 (2.60%) Virtual Team
10 21 (1.88%) User Experience
11 16 (1.43%) EMC VMAX
12 14 (1.25%) Computer Science
13 13 (1.16%) Handset
14 12 (1.08%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.08%) Thin Client
15 10 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (0.81%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.81%) iPhone
17 8 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 944 (84.59%) Windows
2 642 (57.53%) Windows Server
3 502 (44.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 450 (40.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 428 (38.35%) Linux
6 141 (12.63%) Windows 7
7 129 (11.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 117 (10.48%) Windows 10
9 95 (8.51%) Unix
10 91 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 79 (7.08%) CentOS
12 57 (5.11%) Ubuntu
13 43 (3.85%) Solaris
14 28 (2.51%) Mac OS
14 28 (2.51%) Windows 8
15 27 (2.42%) Mac OS X
16 19 (1.70%) Debian
17 17 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.54%) Android
18 6 (0.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (27.69%) ITIL
2 111 (9.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 106 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (9.41%) DevOps
5 101 (9.05%) Service Delivery
6 91 (8.15%) Problem Management
7 80 (7.17%) Migration
8 77 (6.90%) Project Management
9 72 (6.45%) High Availability
10 69 (6.18%) Mentoring
11 65 (5.82%) Asset Management
12 64 (5.73%) Configuration Management
12 64 (5.73%) Information Security
13 63 (5.65%) Root Cause Analysis
14 61 (5.47%) Business Continuity
14 61 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 61 (5.47%) ITIL V3
15 59 (5.29%) Capacity Management
16 58 (5.20%) Kalman Filter
17 56 (5.02%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 274 (24.55%) SQL
2 258 (23.12%) PowerShell
3 96 (8.60%) Bash Shell
4 78 (6.99%) Python
5 56 (5.02%) Perl
6 52 (4.66%) Java
7 42 (3.76%) C
8 19 (1.70%) PHP
9 18 (1.61%) Ruby
10 17 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 17 (1.52%) VBScript
11 15 (1.34%) Korn
12 11 (0.99%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.81%) C++
14 8 (0.72%) C#
15 7 (0.63%) AWK
15 7 (0.63%) sed
16 6 (0.54%) Scala
16 6 (0.54%) VB
17 4 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 194 (17.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 163 (14.61%) MCSE
3 104 (9.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 96 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (8.42%) Degree
6 85 (7.62%) CCNA
7 69 (6.18%) MCSA
8 58 (5.20%) Security Cleared
9 38 (3.41%) DV Cleared
10 32 (2.87%) Citrix Certification
11 30 (2.69%) MCP
12 28 (2.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (2.42%) MCITP
14 25 (2.24%) CISSP
15 21 (1.88%) CCNP
16 19 (1.70%) SC Cleared
17 18 (1.61%) CCA
17 18 (1.61%) SANS
18 17 (1.52%) RHCE
18 17 (1.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.56%) SLA
2 46 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.52%) QA
4 14 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.81%) COBIT
6 5 (0.45%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.18%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.090%) PMO
System Software
1 703 (62.99%) Active Directory
2 635 (56.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 232 (20.79%) vSphere
4 218 (19.53%) Hyper-V
5 148 (13.26%) XenApp
6 111 (9.95%) XenDesktop
7 77 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 57 (5.11%) NFS
8 57 (5.11%) VMware NSX
9 42 (3.76%) Docker
10 35 (3.14%) XenServer
11 32 (2.87%) Terminal Services
12 26 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 26 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
13 25 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
14 21 (1.88%) DFS Replication
15 19 (1.70%) KVM
16 17 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
17 16 (1.43%) Firmware
18 15 (1.34%) Samba
Systems Management
1 238 (21.33%) SCCM
2 236 (21.15%) vCenter Server
3 144 (12.90%) SCOM
4 98 (8.78%) Puppet
5 91 (8.15%) Backup Exec
6 78 (6.99%) WSUS
7 76 (6.81%) Nagios
8 69 (6.18%) Microsoft Clustering
9 66 (5.91%) Ansible
10 65 (5.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 62 (5.56%) SCOrch
12 50 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
13 39 (3.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 37 (3.32%) SCDPM
15 30 (2.69%) vRealize
16 29 (2.60%) Cacti
17 28 (2.51%) Cisco CUCM
17 28 (2.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 28 (2.51%) vMotion
18 25 (2.24%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1046 (93.73%) VMware
2 613 (54.93%) Microsoft
3 369 (33.06%) Cisco
4 312 (27.96%) Citrix
5 197 (17.65%) HP
6 138 (12.37%) Red Hat
7 130 (11.65%) Symantec
8 129 (11.56%) NetApp
9 105 (9.41%) Dell
10 89 (7.97%) EMC
11 72 (6.45%) Oracle
12 63 (5.65%) Veeam
13 54 (4.84%) F5
14 53 (4.75%) Juniper
15 46 (4.12%) SolarWinds
16 41 (3.67%) Altiris
16 41 (3.67%) Forcepoint
17 40 (3.58%) Veritas
18 38 (3.41%) IBM
19 32 (2.87%) CommVault