Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 456 469 438
Rank change year-on-year +13 -31 -60
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 1,060 1,123 1,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.64% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 4.31% 4.92% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 829 981 1,180
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.61% +6.41%

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 24,617 22,805 23,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.94% 13.07% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,104 19,200 19,849
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -

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 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Top 18 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 22 October 2018. 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 +13 975 £45,500 +1.11% 165
UK excluding London +32 673 £42,000 +5.00% 105
London -45 341 £55,000 +4.76% 63
South East +29 216 £44,000 +10.00% 20
North of England -9 149 £38,500 +2.67% 37
East of England +69 105 £53,750 +22.86% 15
Midlands +41 97 £37,500 +2.74% 18
North West +47 83 £27,500 -15.38% 16
West Midlands +45 68 £35,000 -4.11% 7
South West -22 65 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Yorkshire -33 63 £45,000 +12.50% 21
East Midlands -8 29 £38,000 -10.59% 11
Scotland -38 25 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Wales -16 12 £38,500 - 1
Channel Islands -6 4 £29,500 -9.23%
North East -10 3 £28,000 +1.82%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 1,014 (95.66%) VMware
2 820 (77.36%) Windows
3 663 (62.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 582 (54.91%) Windows Server
5 564 (53.21%) Active Directory
6 553 (52.17%) Microsoft
7 415 (39.15%) Linux
8 362 (34.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 328 (30.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 302 (28.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 288 (27.17%) Hyper-V
12 284 (26.79%) Citrix
13 281 (26.51%) Microsoft Azure
14 276 (26.04%) Firewall
15 265 (25.00%) DNS
16 259 (24.43%) Office 365
17 256 (24.15%) vCenter Server
18 251 (23.68%) PowerShell
19 246 (23.21%) ITIL
20 235 (22.17%) Cisco
21 233 (21.98%) SQL Server
22 229 (21.60%) SAN
23 228 (21.51%) MS Exchange
24 215 (20.28%) vSphere
25 209 (19.72%) DHCP
26 191 (18.02%) Microsoft Certification
27 189 (17.83%) XenApp
28 177 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
29 173 (16.32%) Amazon AWS
29 173 (16.32%) Windows 10

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
1 228 (21.51%) MS Exchange
2 101 (9.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 93 (8.77%) IIS
4 75 (7.08%) SharePoint
5 74 (6.98%) Skype for Business
6 67 (6.32%) OpenStack
7 57 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 37 (3.49%) Tomcat
9 30 (2.83%) Apache
10 29 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
11 23 (2.17%) GlassFish
12 17 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (1.60%) WebSphere
13 14 (1.32%) Confluence
13 14 (1.32%) JBoss
13 14 (1.32%) MQSeries
14 13 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (1.23%) WebLogic
15 12 (1.13%) nginx
16 11 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 89 (8.40%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.28%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) PlanetPress Connect
2 2 (0.19%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.094%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 281 (26.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 259 (24.43%) Office 365
3 173 (16.32%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.58%) IaaS
5 33 (3.11%) SaaS
6 28 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 25 (2.36%) PaaS
8 19 (1.79%) OneDrive
9 18 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (1.70%) Amazon S3
10 17 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (1.51%) Mimecast
12 15 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (1.42%) OpenShift
13 12 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.75%) Serverless
15 4 (0.38%) GitHub
16 3 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 276 (26.04%) Firewall
2 265 (25.00%) DNS
3 229 (21.60%) SAN
4 209 (19.72%) DHCP
5 150 (14.15%) TCP/IP
6 133 (12.55%) LAN
7 109 (10.28%) VPN
7 109 (10.28%) WAN
8 97 (9.15%) NetScaler
9 54 (5.09%) VLAN
10 52 (4.91%) Skype
11 41 (3.87%) Internet
12 37 (3.49%) iSCSI
13 35 (3.30%) NAS
14 34 (3.21%) Fibre Channel
14 34 (3.21%) VoIP
15 32 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
15 32 (3.02%) VSAN
16 30 (2.83%) Wireless
17 29 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 62 (5.85%) MySQL
3 36 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (2.83%) Big Data
5 22 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 19 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
7 17 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.04%) MariaDB
10 8 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.47%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.38%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
14 3 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.28%) Power BI
14 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (4.72%) JIRA
2 45 (4.25%) Git (software)
2 45 (4.25%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.79%) WinDbg
4 18 (1.70%) Mercurial
5 16 (1.51%) Redmine
6 10 (0.94%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.75%) git-flow
8 5 (0.47%) GitLab
8 5 (0.47%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.38%) Bugzilla
9 4 (0.38%) Buildbot
9 4 (0.38%) Chocolatey
9 4 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.38%) Trac
9 4 (0.38%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.28%) MSI
10 3 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.19%) Artifactory
General
1 173 (16.32%) Finance
2 31 (2.92%) Law
3 25 (2.36%) Advertising
4 23 (2.17%) Banking
4 23 (2.17%) Games
5 20 (1.89%) Legal
6 18 (1.70%) Retail
7 17 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.42%) Electronics
9 13 (1.23%) German Language
10 12 (1.13%) French Language
10 12 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.13%) Swedish Language
11 11 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.04%) Marketing
12 7 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.66%) Military
13 5 (0.47%) Back Office
14 4 (0.38%) Billing
15 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 278 (26.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 95 (8.96%) Linux Engineer
3 93 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
4 91 (8.58%) Administrator
5 84 (7.92%) VMware Engineer
6 75 (7.08%) Support Engineer
7 74 (6.98%) Analyst
8 71 (6.70%) Systems Administrator
9 67 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
10 62 (5.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 62 (5.85%) Architect
11 56 (5.28%) DevOps Engineer
12 47 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 45 (4.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 45 (4.25%) Support Analyst
14 43 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
15 42 (3.96%) Citrix Engineer
16 40 (3.77%) Infrastructure Support
16 40 (3.77%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
17 37 (3.49%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.43%) Web Services
2 34 (3.21%) LAMP
3 16 (1.51%) WebSphere MQ
4 15 (1.42%) LDAP
4 15 (1.42%) Middleware
5 11 (1.04%) .NET
5 11 (1.04%) ActiveMQ
5 11 (1.04%) EJB
5 11 (1.04%) EJB 3.0
5 11 (1.04%) HornetQ
5 11 (1.04%) Java EE
5 11 (1.04%) Java SE
5 11 (1.04%) JMS
5 11 (1.04%) Velocity
6 8 (0.75%) JSON
7 6 (0.57%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (0.57%) OpenVZ
8 5 (0.47%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.47%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (0.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 157 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 110 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (6.04%) Private Cloud
3 64 (6.04%) Replication
4 48 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (3.87%) Clustering
5 41 (3.87%) Computer Science
6 39 (3.68%) Management Information System
7 35 (3.30%) Enterprise Storage
8 31 (2.92%) EMC VNX
9 24 (2.26%) User Experience
10 22 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (2.08%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.98%) Video\Live Streaming
12 17 (1.60%) Driving Licence
13 16 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.32%) Fintech
15 12 (1.13%) Fat Client
15 12 (1.13%) HP Storage
15 12 (1.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 820 (77.36%) Windows
2 582 (54.91%) Windows Server
3 415 (39.15%) Linux
4 328 (30.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 302 (28.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 173 (16.32%) Windows 10
7 130 (12.26%) Windows 7
8 106 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 75 (7.08%) CentOS
10 69 (6.51%) Unix
11 51 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 44 (4.15%) Ubuntu
13 36 (3.40%) Debian
14 33 (3.11%) Windows 8
15 22 (2.08%) Fedora
16 17 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
17 16 (1.51%) Mac OS X
17 16 (1.51%) Solaris
18 15 (1.42%) Mac OS
19 14 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (34.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 246 (23.21%) ITIL
3 177 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
4 117 (11.04%) DevOps
5 107 (10.09%) Project Management
6 105 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
7 95 (8.96%) Service Management
8 82 (7.74%) Root Cause Analysis
9 77 (7.26%) Migration
10 73 (6.89%) Configuration Management
10 73 (6.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 69 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 69 (6.51%) Problem Management
12 62 (5.85%) Line Management
13 56 (5.28%) Mentoring
14 50 (4.72%) Incident Management
15 49 (4.62%) High Availability
15 49 (4.62%) Service Delivery
16 48 (4.53%) Business Continuity
17 47 (4.43%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 251 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 141 (13.30%) Bash Shell
3 133 (12.55%) Python
4 101 (9.53%) SQL
5 49 (4.62%) C
6 41 (3.87%) Perl
7 32 (3.02%) Java
8 31 (2.92%) Ruby
9 24 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 22 (2.08%) VBScript
11 17 (1.60%) PHP
12 16 (1.51%) Korn
13 15 (1.42%) JavaScript
14 13 (1.23%) Go
15 9 (0.85%) AWK
16 7 (0.66%) VB
17 5 (0.47%) C#
18 3 (0.28%) C++
19 2 (0.19%) R
19 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 191 (18.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 152 (14.34%) MCSE
3 134 (12.64%) Degree
4 112 (10.57%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (10.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 104 (9.81%) CCNA
7 83 (7.83%) Security Cleared
8 49 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
9 47 (4.43%) MCSA
10 45 (4.25%) DV Cleared
11 41 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (3.02%) SC Cleared
13 28 (2.64%) MCITP
14 27 (2.55%) Linux+ Certification
15 26 (2.45%) CISSP
15 26 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
16 24 (2.26%) CompTIA Security+
16 24 (2.26%) Network+ Certification
16 24 (2.26%) SANS
16 24 (2.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.62%) SLA
2 25 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.26%) GDPR
4 11 (1.04%) COBIT
5 4 (0.38%) ISO 22301
5 4 (0.38%) QA
6 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.094%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 663 (62.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 564 (53.21%) Active Directory
3 288 (27.17%) Hyper-V
4 215 (20.28%) vSphere
5 189 (17.83%) XenApp
6 151 (14.25%) XenDesktop
7 90 (8.49%) Docker
8 80 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 44 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
10 43 (4.06%) NFS
11 36 (3.40%) VMware NSX
12 30 (2.83%) Xen
13 27 (2.55%) BitLocker
14 25 (2.36%) Samba
14 25 (2.36%) VirtualBox
15 24 (2.26%) XenServer
16 22 (2.08%) Terminal Services
17 21 (1.98%) KVM
18 18 (1.70%) Firmware
19 16 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 256 (24.15%) vCenter Server
2 158 (14.91%) SCCM
3 140 (13.21%) Puppet
4 96 (9.06%) Ansible
5 66 (6.23%) Kubernetes
6 64 (6.04%) Nagios
7 62 (5.85%) vRealize
8 59 (5.57%) WSUS
9 56 (5.28%) SCOrch
10 54 (5.09%) SCOM
11 52 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
12 37 (3.49%) Backup Exec
13 26 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
13 26 (2.45%) Terraform
14 25 (2.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 25 (2.36%) XenMobile
15 24 (2.26%) Docker Swarm
15 24 (2.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 21 (1.98%) Perfmon
16 21 (1.98%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 1,014 (95.66%) VMware
2 553 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 284 (26.79%) Citrix
4 235 (22.17%) Cisco
5 131 (12.36%) Red Hat
6 127 (11.98%) HP
7 117 (11.04%) NetApp
8 98 (9.25%) Veeam
9 94 (8.87%) EMC
10 80 (7.55%) SolarWinds
11 71 (6.70%) Dell
12 53 (5.00%) IBM
13 50 (4.72%) Symantec
14 49 (4.62%) ServiceNow
15 42 (3.96%) McAfee
16 41 (3.87%) BMC
17 37 (3.49%) Oracle
18 34 (3.21%) Apple
19 32 (3.02%) 3PAR
20 30 (2.83%) Ivanti