Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 452 475 491
Rank change year-on-year +23 +16 -14
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 480 635 857
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.56% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 3.10% 3.28% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 334 493 695
10th Percentile £26,325 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £33,500 £37,500 £35,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,125
90th Percentile £70,875 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% - -1.20%

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 15,495 19,389 24,007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.61% 17.14% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12,605 15,975 19,662
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +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 14 April 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 14 April 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 +30 444 £45,000 - 95
UK excluding London +79 376 £40,000 -2.44% 77
South West +45 99 £37,750 -5.63% 15
South East +74 95 £45,000 - 17
London -2 95 £56,500 +2.73% 22
Midlands +58 89 £36,500 -8.75% 19
West Midlands +47 67 £36,250 +3.57% 13
Work from Home -106 57 £57,000 +3.64% 13
North of England -13 54 £51,250 +23.49% 16
North West +15 44 £55,000 +15.79% 8
East Midlands +25 24 £33,750 -20.59% 6
Scotland +16 16 £42,000 +35.48% 3
East of England +45 11 £43,750 +9.38% 6
Wales +41 8 £25,000 -47.37%
North East +17 6 £27,500 -33.73% 2
Northern Ireland +1 4 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire -27 4 £26,500 -34.92% 6

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 466 (97.08%) VMware
2 360 (75.00%) Windows
3 331 (68.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 309 (64.38%) Microsoft
5 278 (57.92%) Active Directory
6 266 (55.42%) Windows Server
7 226 (47.08%) Azure
8 190 (39.58%) Linux
9 182 (37.92%) PowerShell
10 158 (32.92%) ITIL
11 149 (31.04%) Firewall
12 141 (29.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 130 (27.08%) AWS
14 129 (26.88%) Microsoft 365
15 119 (24.79%) DNS
16 107 (22.29%) Windows Server 2016
17 106 (22.08%) vSphere
18 104 (21.67%) Service Management
19 100 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
20 98 (20.42%) Cisco
21 94 (19.58%) Veeam
22 92 (19.17%) DHCP
23 90 (18.75%) vCenter Server
24 89 (18.54%) TCP/IP
25 88 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
26 87 (18.13%) Web Services
27 85 (17.71%) Ansible
28 84 (17.50%) Hyper-V
28 84 (17.50%) MS Exchange
29 82 (17.08%) VPN

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 84 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 69 (14.38%) Confluence
3 42 (8.75%) IIS
4 24 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (4.38%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (1.25%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.63%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.42%) nginx
11 1 (0.21%) CMS
11 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (7.29%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 226 (47.08%) Azure
2 130 (27.08%) AWS
3 129 (26.88%) Microsoft 365
4 40 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (5.42%) GCP
6 13 (2.71%) SaaS
7 9 (1.88%) IaaS
8 8 (1.67%) Google Workspace
9 7 (1.46%) Mimecast
10 6 (1.25%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.04%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.04%) PaaS
12 3 (0.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.63%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.63%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.42%) Cloud Run
13 2 (0.42%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.42%) Kong
13 2 (0.42%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.42%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 149 (31.04%) Firewall
2 119 (24.79%) DNS
3 92 (19.17%) DHCP
4 89 (18.54%) TCP/IP
5 82 (17.08%) VPN
6 76 (15.83%) SAN
7 69 (14.38%) VLAN
8 61 (12.71%) VSAN
9 60 (12.50%) IPv4
10 47 (9.79%) OSPF
11 40 (8.33%) WAN
12 38 (7.92%) LAN
13 37 (7.71%) VoIP
14 23 (4.79%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (3.13%) SMTP
16 13 (2.71%) iSCSI
17 11 (2.29%) MPLS
17 11 (2.29%) NetScaler
17 11 (2.29%) SSL
18 10 (2.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.83%) Big Data
6 3 (0.63%) Amazon Athena
6 3 (0.63%) MySQL
7 2 (0.42%) DB2
7 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 69 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 64 (13.33%) JIRA
3 60 (12.50%) Subversion
4 3 (0.63%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.42%) GitLab
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.42%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.21%) GDB
6 1 (0.21%) Valgrind
General
1 48 (10.00%) Finance
2 14 (2.92%) Military
3 12 (2.50%) Banking
4 8 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.46%) Legal
5 7 (1.46%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.25%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.25%) Law
7 3 (0.63%) Advertising
7 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Police
Job Titles
1 127 (26.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 75 (15.63%) IT Engineer
3 54 (11.25%) Support Engineer
3 54 (11.25%) VMware Engineer
4 40 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 40 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 40 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 38 (7.92%) Analyst
6 36 (7.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 34 (7.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 31 (6.46%) IT Support
9 27 (5.63%) Azure Engineer
9 27 (5.63%) Consultant
10 23 (4.79%) Project Engineer
10 23 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
11 22 (4.58%) IT Support Engineer
12 19 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (3.96%) Active Directory Engineer
12 19 (3.96%) Administrator
13 18 (3.75%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (18.13%) Web Services
2 11 (2.29%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (0.63%) Middleware
4 2 (0.42%) .NET
4 2 (0.42%) Kafka
5 1 (0.21%) COM
5 1 (0.21%) CSS
5 1 (0.21%) HTML
5 1 (0.21%) JSON
5 1 (0.21%) LAMP
5 1 (0.21%) LDAP
5 1 (0.21%) Leaflet
5 1 (0.21%) WSH
5 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.54%) Clustering
2 60 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 45 (9.38%) Data Centre
4 44 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
6 28 (5.83%) Replication
7 21 (4.38%) EMC VNX
8 16 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (3.13%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.92%) PKI
11 12 (2.50%) Client/Server
12 11 (2.29%) Private Cloud
13 10 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (1.88%) EMC VNXe
14 9 (1.88%) FlexPod
14 9 (1.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 6 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
16 5 (1.04%) Hedge funds
17 4 (0.83%) AS400
17 4 (0.83%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 360 (75.00%) Windows
2 266 (55.42%) Windows Server
3 190 (39.58%) Linux
4 107 (22.29%) Windows Server 2016
5 100 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (14.17%) Windows 10
8 56 (11.67%) CentOS
9 49 (10.21%) Windows Server 2019
10 40 (8.33%) Ubuntu
11 34 (7.08%) Windows 7
12 33 (6.88%) Unix
13 25 (5.21%) VMS
14 22 (4.58%) Oracle Linux
15 17 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (2.08%) Android
17 9 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (1.25%) Fedora
18 6 (1.25%) Solaris
19 5 (1.04%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (32.92%) ITIL
2 141 (29.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 104 (21.67%) Service Management
4 88 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (15.63%) Infrastructure as Code
6 71 (14.79%) Task Automation
7 68 (14.17%) Configuration Management
7 68 (14.17%) DevOps
8 63 (13.13%) Scrum
9 62 (12.92%) Machine Learning
10 61 (12.71%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 60 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 59 (12.29%) Data Science
12 59 (12.29%) DevSecOps
12 59 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
12 59 (12.29%) SDLC
13 58 (12.08%) Cyber Intelligence
13 58 (12.08%) Software Testing
14 34 (7.08%) ITIL V3
15 33 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 182 (37.92%) PowerShell
2 79 (16.46%) Python
3 76 (15.83%) Bash Shell
4 47 (9.79%) SQL
5 13 (2.71%) C
6 4 (0.83%) Perl
6 4 (0.83%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.83%) VBA
7 3 (0.63%) C#
8 2 (0.42%) Go
8 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.42%) VBScript
9 1 (0.21%) Ruby
9 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (11.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 54 (11.25%) Security Cleared
4 42 (8.75%) SC Cleared
5 41 (8.54%) MCSE
6 40 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (8.33%) MCSA
7 37 (7.71%) Degree
8 36 (7.50%) CCNA
9 26 (5.42%) GIAC
10 25 (5.21%) RHCE
11 16 (3.33%) DV Cleared
12 13 (2.71%) MCP
13 12 (2.50%) VCP6
14 10 (2.08%) CCNP
15 8 (1.67%) CISSP
16 6 (1.25%) HNC
17 5 (1.04%) CompTIA Security+
17 5 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
18 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.25%) SLA
2 11 (2.29%) GDPR
3 9 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.42%) NCSC
6 2 (0.42%) NIST
7 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 331 (68.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 278 (57.92%) Active Directory
3 106 (22.08%) vSphere
4 84 (17.50%) Hyper-V
5 73 (15.21%) Docker
6 42 (8.75%) VMware NSX
7 37 (7.71%) XenApp
8 35 (7.29%) Virtual Servers
9 27 (5.63%) XenDesktop
10 23 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (3.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (2.92%) Firmware
13 11 (2.29%) vCloud
14 10 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (1.67%) NFS
15 8 (1.67%) Shibboleth
16 6 (1.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 4 (0.83%) oVirt
17 4 (0.83%) Slurm Workload Manager
17 4 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 90 (18.75%) vCenter Server
2 85 (17.71%) Ansible
3 71 (14.79%) Puppet
4 58 (12.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 42 (8.75%) SCCM
6 32 (6.67%) vRealize
7 31 (6.46%) SCOM
8 30 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
9 26 (5.42%) Nagios
10 24 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 18 (3.75%) BladeLogic
12 15 (3.13%) SCOrch
13 12 (2.50%) Kubernetes
14 10 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (1.88%) Backup Exec
15 9 (1.88%) Terraform
15 9 (1.88%) vMotion
16 8 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
16 8 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
17 7 (1.46%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 466 (97.08%) VMware
2 309 (64.38%) Microsoft
3 98 (20.42%) Cisco
4 94 (19.58%) Veeam
5 73 (15.21%) Red Hat
6 67 (13.96%) Citrix
7 61 (12.71%) Dell
8 58 (12.08%) EMC
9 55 (11.46%) HP
10 53 (11.04%) Oracle
11 39 (8.13%) NetApp
12 30 (6.25%) Google
13 24 (5.00%) 3PAR
14 21 (4.38%) BMC
15 19 (3.96%) Sophos
16 18 (3.75%) Blue Coat
17 14 (2.92%) Avaya
18 12 (2.50%) IBM
19 11 (2.29%) SolarWinds
20 10 (2.08%) Isilon