Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 652 455 507
Rank change year-on-year -197 +52 -34
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 440 258 732
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.53% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 1.95% 2.88% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 354 197 588
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £27,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £34,000 £32,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% -5.56%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £58,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,000 £70,075
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% -4.76%

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 22,520 8,952 23,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.93% 18.49% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15,491 7,689 19,612
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,500 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -168 404 £45,000 - 102
UK excluding London -121 309 £42,500 +7.59% 79
Midlands -24 115 £40,000 +19.40% 18
London -209 105 £56,250 +3.69% 25
West Midlands -62 75 £40,000 +23.08% 8
North of England -87 65 £47,500 +18.75% 23
Work from Home -239 49 £43,750 -20.45% 12
South West -60 48 £43,000 +18.62% 6
North West -67 47 £50,000 -9.09% 10
South East -196 46 £42,500 -5.56% 23
East Midlands -41 40 £42,500 -6.59% 10
East of England -80 23 £40,000 +25.98% 7
Yorkshire -105 11 £47,500 +84.47% 9
Scotland -82 10 £35,000 +12.90% 1
North East -29 7 £30,000 -22.58% 4
Channel Islands - 4 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland -44 1 £50,000 -4.76% 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 417 (94.77%) VMware
2 328 (74.55%) Windows
3 312 (70.91%) Microsoft
4 271 (61.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 257 (58.41%) Active Directory
6 243 (55.23%) Windows Server
7 225 (51.14%) Azure
8 152 (34.55%) Linux
9 148 (33.64%) Firewall
10 133 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 130 (29.55%) PowerShell
12 121 (27.50%) Microsoft 365
13 113 (25.68%) DNS
14 109 (24.77%) Data Centre
15 108 (24.55%) AWS
15 108 (24.55%) vSphere
16 102 (23.18%) DHCP
17 99 (22.50%) SQL Server
18 98 (22.27%) Social Skills
19 94 (21.36%) Cisco
20 92 (20.91%) Windows Server 2012
21 91 (20.68%) ITIL
22 86 (19.55%) IIS
23 85 (19.32%) Citrix
24 78 (17.73%) Web Services
24 78 (17.73%) WAN
25 74 (16.82%) VPN
26 71 (16.14%) Hyper-V
27 70 (15.91%) LAN
27 70 (15.91%) Clustering

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 86 (19.55%) IIS
2 69 (15.68%) MS Exchange
3 51 (11.59%) SharePoint
4 28 (6.36%) Confluence
5 21 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (3.41%) nginx
8 7 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.14%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.91%) Apache
10 4 (0.91%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.91%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.45%) JBoss
12 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 225 (51.14%) Azure
2 121 (27.50%) Microsoft 365
3 108 (24.55%) AWS
4 35 (7.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (6.59%) OneDrive
6 26 (5.91%) GCP
7 22 (5.00%) PaaS
8 17 (3.86%) Mimecast
9 16 (3.64%) SaaS
10 12 (2.73%) IaaS
11 11 (2.50%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.82%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (1.59%) MinIO
13 7 (1.59%) Slack
13 7 (1.59%) Stackdriver
14 6 (1.36%) Power Automate
14 6 (1.36%) Power Platform
14 6 (1.36%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 148 (33.64%) Firewall
2 113 (25.68%) DNS
3 102 (23.18%) DHCP
4 78 (17.73%) WAN
5 74 (16.82%) VPN
6 70 (15.91%) LAN
7 62 (14.09%) SAN
8 54 (12.27%) TCP/IP
9 48 (10.91%) VLAN
10 44 (10.00%) VSAN
11 25 (5.68%) IPv4
12 21 (4.77%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (4.55%) OSPF
14 16 (3.64%) MPLS
14 16 (3.64%) Network Security
14 16 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
15 14 (3.18%) WLAN
16 10 (2.27%) Kerberos
17 9 (2.05%) SSL
17 9 (2.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.27%) MySQL
3 9 (2.05%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.68%) Big Data
7 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.45%) DB2
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.23%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.23%) Redis
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 42 (9.55%) JIRA
2 41 (9.32%) Git (software)
3 25 (5.68%) Subversion
4 12 (2.73%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.05%) GitLab
6 7 (1.59%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.91%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.45%) MSI
8 2 (0.45%) MSTest
8 2 (0.45%) NUnit
8 2 (0.45%) Selenium
8 2 (0.45%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 2 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.23%) Ant
9 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 98 (22.27%) Social Skills
2 34 (7.73%) Finance
3 21 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.32%) Organisational Skills
6 14 (3.18%) Banking
7 12 (2.73%) Documentation Skills
8 11 (2.50%) Automotive
8 11 (2.50%) Back Office
9 9 (2.05%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.59%) Law
10 7 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (1.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 6 (1.36%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.14%) Marketing
13 4 (0.91%) Military
13 4 (0.91%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.68%) Games
14 3 (0.68%) Retail
15 2 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 110 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (10.68%) Support Engineer
3 42 (9.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 42 (9.55%) IT Engineer
4 41 (9.32%) Analyst
5 39 (8.86%) VMware Engineer
6 29 (6.59%) Windows Engineer
7 27 (6.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 26 (5.91%) Azure Engineer
9 25 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 25 (5.68%) Project Engineer
9 25 (5.68%) Systems Engineer
10 23 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 22 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
11 22 (5.00%) Architect
11 22 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
11 22 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 20 (4.55%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (4.32%) Active Directory Engineer
14 18 (4.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (17.73%) Web Services
2 19 (4.32%) LDAP
3 15 (3.41%) ARM Templates
3 15 (3.41%) Node.js
4 11 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (2.27%) HTML
5 10 (2.27%) Kafka
5 10 (2.27%) REST
6 9 (2.05%) .NET
7 8 (1.82%) LAMP
7 8 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
8 7 (1.59%) 802.1X
8 7 (1.59%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.59%) CSS
8 7 (1.59%) CSS3
8 7 (1.59%) Flask
8 7 (1.59%) JWT
8 7 (1.59%) LAPP Stack
8 7 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (1.59%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 109 (24.77%) Data Centre
2 70 (15.91%) Clustering
3 61 (13.86%) Public Cloud
4 30 (6.82%) PKI
5 24 (5.45%) Enterprise Storage
6 20 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 20 (4.55%) Replication
7 17 (3.86%) Linux Command Line
7 17 (3.86%) Private Cloud
8 15 (3.41%) Cloud Native
9 14 (3.18%) Management Information System
10 11 (2.50%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.59%) User Experience
12 6 (1.36%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.14%) EMC VNX
14 4 (0.91%) Cybercrime
14 4 (0.91%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
15 3 (0.68%) Fat Client
15 3 (0.68%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 328 (74.55%) Windows
2 243 (55.23%) Windows Server
3 152 (34.55%) Linux
4 92 (20.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (14.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 62 (14.09%) Windows 10
7 58 (13.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (10.23%) Windows Server 2019
9 30 (6.82%) Unix
10 14 (3.18%) Ubuntu
11 13 (2.95%) Windows 7
12 12 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (2.05%) CentOS
14 8 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (1.36%) VMS
16 4 (0.91%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.45%) Solaris
17 2 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 91 (20.68%) ITIL
3 61 (13.86%) DevOps
4 54 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (11.14%) Infrastructure as Code
6 48 (10.91%) Load Balancing
7 43 (9.77%) Configuration Management
8 42 (9.55%) Migration
9 41 (9.32%) Scrum
10 40 (9.09%) Service Management
11 39 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (8.41%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 32 (7.27%) Task Automation
14 30 (6.82%) Capacity Management
15 27 (6.14%) Change Management
15 27 (6.14%) Software Testing
16 26 (5.91%) Capacity Planning
16 26 (5.91%) DevSecOps
16 26 (5.91%) PRINCE2
17 25 (5.68%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 130 (29.55%) PowerShell
2 63 (14.32%) SQL
3 53 (12.05%) Python
4 34 (7.73%) Bash Shell
5 20 (4.55%) Java
6 12 (2.73%) C#
6 12 (2.73%) Go
7 11 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.05%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.59%) C
9 7 (1.59%) CFML
9 7 (1.59%) Perl
9 7 (1.59%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.68%) VBScript
11 2 (0.45%) XQuery
12 1 (0.23%) AWK
12 1 (0.23%) PHP
12 1 (0.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.23%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 50 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (8.18%) Degree
4 30 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 29 (6.59%) CCNA
6 25 (5.68%) SC Cleared
7 20 (4.55%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.32%) GIAC
9 18 (4.09%) MCSE
10 17 (3.86%) CCNP
11 16 (3.64%) MCSA
11 16 (3.64%) VCAP
12 15 (3.41%) RHCE
13 11 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (2.05%) Master's Degree
16 8 (1.82%) TOGAF Certification
17 7 (1.59%) MCP
18 5 (1.14%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.86%) SLA
2 9 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.14%) NIST
3 5 (1.14%) QA
4 3 (0.68%) NCSC
4 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.68%) PMO
5 2 (0.45%) GDPR
5 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 271 (61.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 257 (58.41%) Active Directory
3 108 (24.55%) vSphere
4 71 (16.14%) Hyper-V
5 53 (12.05%) XenApp
6 51 (11.59%) Docker
7 42 (9.55%) XenDesktop
8 39 (8.86%) Virtual Machines
9 32 (7.27%) VMware NSX
10 14 (3.18%) NFS
11 13 (2.95%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (2.27%) KVM
13 9 (2.05%) Terminal Server
13 9 (2.05%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.59%) Ceph
15 6 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.91%) Firmware
17 4 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (15.68%) vCenter Server
2 61 (13.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 59 (13.41%) SCCM
4 56 (12.73%) Ansible
5 38 (8.64%) Puppet
6 30 (6.82%) Kubernetes
7 28 (6.36%) WSUS
8 24 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (4.77%) SCOM
10 20 (4.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 20 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
11 13 (2.95%) Terraform
12 11 (2.50%) vRealize
13 9 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (2.05%) Prometheus
13 9 (2.05%) SCOrch
13 9 (2.05%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (1.82%) vMotion
15 7 (1.59%) HAProxy
15 7 (1.59%) Salt
Vendors
1 417 (94.77%) VMware
2 312 (70.91%) Microsoft
3 94 (21.36%) Cisco
4 85 (19.32%) Citrix
5 43 (9.77%) HP
6 38 (8.64%) NetApp
6 38 (8.64%) Red Hat
7 37 (8.41%) Dell
8 33 (7.50%) Veeam
9 26 (5.91%) Oracle
10 24 (5.45%) EMC
11 22 (5.00%) IBM
12 20 (4.55%) Google
13 19 (4.32%) Juniper
14 17 (3.86%) ServiceNow
15 12 (2.73%) Avaya
15 12 (2.73%) Ivanti
16 11 (2.50%) Aruba
16 11 (2.50%) F5
16 11 (2.50%) SolarWinds