Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 429 487 468
Rank change year-on-year +58 -19 +32
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 558 868 1,120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 3.59% 3.63% 4.61%
Number of salaries quoted 458 745 835
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,600 £29,100
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% -3.61% +10.67%

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 15,539 23,936 24,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.34% 16.55% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12,611 19,544 19,708
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%

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 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020. 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 +42 517 £47,500 +7.95% 40
UK excluding London +21 353 £41,500 +3.75% 33
London +122 189 £60,000 +9.09% 7
South East +20 117 £45,000 +5.88% 12
North of England +91 92 £41,500 +10.67% 13
North West +78 63 £50,000 +42.86% 9
Midlands +30 52 £42,500 +6.25%
South West +70 44 £40,000 +14.29% 6
West Midlands +12 35 £37,250 -12.87%
Work from Home +55 33 £62,500 +45.35%
Yorkshire +86 24 £40,500 -3.57% 4
East of England +25 23 £40,000 -15.79% 2
East Midlands +61 17 £42,500 +15.65%
Northern Ireland +26 10 £45,000 +20.00%
Scotland +57 9 £31,000 -22.50%
Wales +1 6 £47,500 +18.75%
North East +19 5 £37,500 +8.70%

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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.

1 516 (92.47%) VMware
2 453 (81.18%) Windows
3 350 (62.72%) Active Directory
3 350 (62.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 348 (62.37%) Windows Server
5 308 (55.20%) Microsoft
6 207 (37.10%) Office 365
7 196 (35.13%) Azure
8 194 (34.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 174 (31.18%) Linux
10 156 (27.96%) Cisco
11 154 (27.60%) vSphere
12 150 (26.88%) DNS
13 147 (26.34%) PowerShell
14 146 (26.16%) Hyper-V
15 142 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
16 131 (23.48%) vCenter Server
17 129 (23.12%) Firewall
18 128 (22.94%) DHCP
19 125 (22.40%) Citrix
20 121 (21.68%) Windows 10
21 110 (19.71%) Windows Server 2016
22 105 (18.82%) SQL Server
23 104 (18.64%) ITIL
24 102 (18.28%) Windows Server 2008
24 102 (18.28%) SCCM
25 101 (18.10%) MS Exchange
25 101 (18.10%) SAN
26 98 (17.56%) AWS
27 90 (16.13%) TCP/IP

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
1 101 (18.10%) MS Exchange
2 52 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 47 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (7.89%) SharePoint
5 26 (4.66%) IIS
5 26 (4.66%) Skype for Business
6 13 (2.33%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.08%) Apache
8 6 (1.08%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.54%) Confluence
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.18%) nginx
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.18%) Site Server
11 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.72%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 207 (37.10%) Office 365
2 196 (35.13%) Azure
3 98 (17.56%) AWS
4 27 (4.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (4.12%) IaaS
6 18 (3.23%) PaaS
7 17 (3.05%) Mimecast
8 9 (1.61%) SaaS
8 9 (1.61%) Slack
9 8 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.90%) AWS CodeBuild
10 5 (0.90%) AWS CodePipeline
11 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.54%) Route 53
12 3 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 150 (26.88%) DNS
2 129 (23.12%) Firewall
3 128 (22.94%) DHCP
4 101 (18.10%) SAN
5 90 (16.13%) TCP/IP
6 74 (13.26%) WAN
7 64 (11.47%) LAN
8 51 (9.14%) NetScaler
9 47 (8.42%) VPN
10 42 (7.53%) VSAN
11 38 (6.81%) VLAN
12 28 (5.02%) Wi-Fi
13 27 (4.84%) Skype
14 24 (4.30%) NAS
15 21 (3.76%) Remote Desktop
16 20 (3.58%) Unified Communications
16 20 (3.58%) VoIP
16 20 (3.58%) Wireless
17 18 (3.23%) Ethernet
17 18 (3.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 22 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (3.23%) Big Data
5 10 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.43%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.43%) MySQL
7 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (1.08%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.90%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (0.90%) Redis
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.18%) DB2
12 1 (0.18%) KDB
12 1 (0.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.33%) JIRA
3 11 (1.97%) Bitbucket
4 9 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (1.25%) Subversion
6 6 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.36%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.36%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.18%) Redmine
General
1 70 (12.54%) Finance
2 32 (5.73%) Legal
3 28 (5.02%) Banking
4 21 (3.76%) Law
5 18 (3.23%) Public Sector
6 15 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.51%) Marketing
8 12 (2.15%) Retail
9 9 (1.61%) Back Office
10 8 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.25%) Aerospace
12 6 (1.08%) Advertising
13 3 (0.54%) Housing Association
13 3 (0.54%) Military
14 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.36%) French Language
14 2 (0.36%) German Language
14 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 158 (28.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 58 (10.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 54 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
5 43 (7.71%) Network Engineer
6 41 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 38 (6.81%) Consultant
8 36 (6.45%) Analyst
8 36 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
9 35 (6.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (5.91%) Administrator
10 33 (5.91%) Systems Administrator
11 32 (5.73%) IT Engineer
12 31 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 31 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
12 31 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
13 27 (4.84%) IT Support
14 22 (3.94%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 21 (3.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 21 (3.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.23%) Web Services
2 11 (1.97%) LDAP
3 9 (1.61%) SAML
4 6 (1.08%) .NET
4 6 (1.08%) Middleware
5 4 (0.72%) jQuery
5 4 (0.72%) RESTful
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Flex
6 2 (0.36%) Apache NiFi
6 2 (0.36%) LAMP
7 1 (0.18%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.18%) Flash
7 1 (0.18%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.18%) Web Services Management
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.18%) XML
7 1 (0.18%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 87 (15.59%) Data Centre
2 71 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.45%) Replication
4 33 (5.91%) Clustering
5 30 (5.38%) Management Information System
6 26 (4.66%) User Experience
7 23 (4.12%) Private Cloud
8 20 (3.58%) Enterprise Storage
9 18 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (2.51%) EMC VNX
11 12 (2.15%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.97%) iPad
12 11 (1.97%) iPhone
13 10 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.61%) Blackberry
15 8 (1.43%) Driving Licence
15 8 (1.43%) HP Storage
16 7 (1.25%) EMC VMAX
16 7 (1.25%) Mobile App
16 7 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 453 (81.18%) Windows
2 348 (62.37%) Windows Server
3 174 (31.18%) Linux
4 142 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 121 (21.68%) Windows 10
6 110 (19.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 102 (18.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (9.32%) Windows 7
9 52 (9.32%) Windows Server 2019
10 37 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (6.09%) Unix
12 30 (5.38%) Windows 8
13 28 (5.02%) CentOS
14 17 (3.05%) Ubuntu
15 16 (2.87%) Fedora
16 11 (1.97%) Mac OS
17 10 (1.79%) Solaris
18 8 (1.43%) VMS
19 7 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (34.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 104 (18.64%) ITIL
3 72 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
4 58 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (8.42%) Service Delivery
5 47 (8.42%) Service Management
6 39 (6.99%) Root Cause Analysis
7 38 (6.81%) Configuration Management
8 37 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 37 (6.63%) Project Delivery
9 35 (6.27%) High Availability
9 35 (6.27%) Load Balancing
9 35 (6.27%) Migration
10 34 (6.09%) Change Management
10 34 (6.09%) DevOps
10 34 (6.09%) Problem Management
11 30 (5.38%) Project Management
12 25 (4.48%) Information Security
13 24 (4.30%) ITIL V3
14 22 (3.94%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 147 (26.34%) PowerShell
2 73 (13.08%) SQL
3 43 (7.71%) Python
4 31 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 24 (4.30%) C
6 15 (2.69%) Perl
7 13 (2.33%) VBScript
8 12 (2.15%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.43%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.25%) PHP
11 6 (1.08%) C++
11 6 (1.08%) R
11 6 (1.08%) VB
12 5 (0.90%) C#
13 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.36%) Java
14 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.36%) Ruby
15 1 (0.18%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 82 (14.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (12.54%) Security Cleared
3 65 (11.65%) MCSE
4 59 (10.57%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (9.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 43 (7.71%) CCNA
7 39 (6.99%) Degree
8 38 (6.81%) SC Cleared
9 36 (6.45%) MCSA
10 34 (6.09%) DV Cleared
11 22 (3.94%) CCNP
11 22 (3.94%) Linux+ Certification
12 16 (2.87%) CISSP
12 16 (2.87%) CompTIA Security+
12 16 (2.87%) GIAC
12 16 (2.87%) Network+ Certification
12 16 (2.87%) SANS
12 16 (2.87%) SSCP
13 15 (2.69%) VCAP
14 13 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.06%) SLA
2 12 (2.15%) QA
3 8 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.25%) GDPR
5 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.36%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 350 (62.72%) Active Directory
1 350 (62.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 154 (27.60%) vSphere
3 146 (26.16%) Hyper-V
4 74 (13.26%) XenApp
5 62 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
6 53 (9.50%) XenDesktop
7 38 (6.81%) VMware NSX
8 31 (5.56%) Docker
9 26 (4.66%) VMware Workstation
9 26 (4.66%) Xen
10 25 (4.48%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (4.30%) NFS
12 22 (3.94%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (3.41%) vCloud
14 17 (3.05%) Firmware
14 17 (3.05%) Samba
15 16 (2.87%) VirtualBox
16 14 (2.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 10 (1.79%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 131 (23.48%) vCenter Server
2 102 (18.28%) SCCM
3 43 (7.71%) Ansible
3 43 (7.71%) SCOM
4 42 (7.53%) WSUS
5 27 (4.84%) Kubernetes
6 25 (4.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 22 (3.94%) Puppet
7 22 (3.94%) vRealize
8 21 (3.76%) Nagios
9 17 (3.05%) Cisco CUCM
9 17 (3.05%) Cisco UCCX
9 17 (3.05%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (2.87%) OpenNMS
10 16 (2.87%) ZABBIX
11 14 (2.51%) Microsoft Clustering
12 10 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
13 9 (1.61%) Grafana
13 9 (1.61%) Terraform
14 8 (1.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 516 (92.47%) VMware
2 308 (55.20%) Microsoft
3 156 (27.96%) Cisco
4 125 (22.40%) Citrix
5 88 (15.77%) NetApp
6 78 (13.98%) Dell
7 76 (13.62%) Veeam
8 73 (13.08%) EMC
9 58 (10.39%) HP
10 56 (10.04%) Red Hat
11 31 (5.56%) SolarWinds
12 27 (4.84%) IBM
13 26 (4.66%) McAfee
14 24 (4.30%) Oracle
15 22 (3.94%) Polycom
16 20 (3.58%) Juniper
17 18 (3.23%) Cloudera
18 17 (3.05%) CommVault
18 17 (3.05%) Meraki
18 17 (3.05%) Red Box