Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 423 504 469
Rank change year-on-year +81 -35 +8
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 379 773 1,090
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.54% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 3.37% 3.16% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 307 667 824
Median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.28% -4.44% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,484 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +4.58%

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 11,254 24,475 24,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.12% 17.25% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9,269 20,073 20,070
Median annual salary £54,750 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +11.84%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +75 339 £50,000 +13.64% 51
UK excluding London +65 233 £45,000 +12.50% 42
London +137 130 £60,000 +9.09% 10
South East +109 86 £47,500 +11.76% 16
North of England +106 63 £47,500 +26.67% 9
North West +86 44 £50,000 +53.85% 6
Midlands +68 31 £38,250 -4.38% 4
Work from Home +73 22 £58,750 +36.63%
West Midlands +57 22 £32,500 -21.69% 2
South West +70 19 £33,000 -12.00% 12
Wales +41 15 £47,500 +18.75%
Yorkshire +102 12 £28,750 -31.55% 1
East of England +73 9 £40,000 -15.79%
East Midlands +68 9 £42,500 +10.39% 2
Northern Ireland +35 8 £45,000 -
North East +27 7 £37,500 -19.77% 2
Scotland +73 2 £36,750 -16.48% 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 358 (94.46%) VMware
2 277 (73.09%) Windows
3 256 (67.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 222 (58.58%) Windows Server
5 221 (58.31%) Active Directory
6 218 (57.52%) Microsoft
7 160 (42.22%) Azure
8 117 (30.87%) Cisco
9 115 (30.34%) Linux
10 112 (29.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 108 (28.50%) vSphere
12 106 (27.97%) Office 365
13 105 (27.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 99 (26.12%) Hyper-V
14 99 (26.12%) DNS
15 90 (23.75%) DHCP
16 84 (22.16%) AWS
16 84 (22.16%) Windows 10
17 82 (21.64%) PowerShell
18 78 (20.58%) ITIL
19 74 (19.53%) MS Exchange
20 73 (19.26%) SQL Server
20 73 (19.26%) vCenter Server
21 72 (19.00%) Finance
22 70 (18.47%) Citrix
23 69 (18.21%) Firewall
23 69 (18.21%) Windows Server 2016
24 66 (17.41%) LAN
24 66 (17.41%) SCCM
25 62 (16.36%) 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 74 (19.53%) MS Exchange
2 30 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 28 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (6.33%) Skype for Business
5 22 (5.80%) IIS
6 16 (4.22%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.85%) Confluence
8 6 (1.58%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.79%) Apache
9 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.26%) nginx
11 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 160 (42.22%) Azure
2 106 (27.97%) Office 365
3 84 (22.16%) AWS
4 18 (4.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (3.96%) IaaS
6 13 (3.43%) PaaS
7 9 (2.37%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.06%) AWS CodeBuild
9 4 (1.06%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (1.06%) SaaS
10 3 (0.79%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.79%) Route 53
10 3 (0.79%) Slack
10 3 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.26%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 99 (26.12%) DNS
2 90 (23.75%) DHCP
3 69 (18.21%) Firewall
4 66 (17.41%) LAN
5 62 (16.36%) TCP/IP
6 61 (16.09%) SAN
6 61 (16.09%) WAN
7 44 (11.61%) VPN
8 38 (10.03%) Unified Communications
9 27 (7.12%) Skype
10 20 (5.28%) VoIP
11 18 (4.75%) NetScaler
12 17 (4.49%) Ethernet
13 16 (4.22%) VLAN
14 15 (3.96%) WLAN
15 14 (3.69%) VSAN
16 13 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
18 10 (2.64%) Wireless
19 9 (2.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.26%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.75%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.64%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (2.64%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.11%) SQL Server 2017
6 7 (1.85%) Big Data
7 5 (1.32%) MySQL
7 5 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.06%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (1.06%) Redis
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.26%) KDB
10 1 (0.26%) Kdb+
10 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.85%) JIRA
3 6 (1.58%) Subversion
4 5 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.06%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.26%) Redmine
General
1 72 (19.00%) Finance
2 31 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.86%) Banking
4 13 (3.43%) Law
5 9 (2.37%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.11%) Legal
6 8 (2.11%) Marketing
7 6 (1.58%) Back Office
8 5 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.06%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.79%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.53%) Advertising
11 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.53%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (21.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (11.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 34 (8.97%) Systems Engineer
4 32 (8.44%) Network Engineer
4 32 (8.44%) Support Engineer
5 26 (6.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (6.07%) VMware Engineer
6 23 (6.07%) Windows Engineer
7 21 (5.54%) Consultant
8 20 (5.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (5.28%) Analyst
8 20 (5.28%) IT Engineer
8 20 (5.28%) Server Engineer
9 16 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 16 (4.22%) Wintel Engineer
10 15 (3.96%) IT Manager
10 15 (3.96%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 14 (3.69%) Administrator
11 14 (3.69%) IT Support
11 14 (3.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.69%) Web Services
2 9 (2.37%) LDAP
3 6 (1.58%) .NET
4 5 (1.32%) Middleware
5 2 (0.53%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.26%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.26%) Flash
6 1 (0.26%) jQuery
6 1 (0.26%) LAMP
6 1 (0.26%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.26%) RESTful
6 1 (0.26%) SAML
6 1 (0.26%) XML
6 1 (0.26%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.93%) Data Centre
2 40 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.33%) Replication
4 20 (5.28%) Video Conferencing
5 18 (4.75%) Management Information System
6 16 (4.22%) Clustering
7 15 (3.96%) Private Cloud
8 14 (3.69%) Driving Licence
9 13 (3.43%) CMDB
9 13 (3.43%) Public Cloud
10 10 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (2.37%) User Experience
12 8 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (2.11%) HP Storage
13 6 (1.58%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (1.58%) EMC VNX
13 6 (1.58%) IBM XIV
13 6 (1.58%) PKI
14 5 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
15 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 277 (73.09%) Windows
2 222 (58.58%) Windows Server
3 115 (30.34%) Linux
4 105 (27.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 84 (22.16%) Windows 10
6 69 (18.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 53 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (10.03%) Windows 7
10 31 (8.18%) Windows Server 2019
11 29 (7.65%) Unix
12 25 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (4.75%) Windows 8
14 12 (3.17%) CentOS
15 11 (2.90%) Solaris
16 6 (1.58%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (1.06%) Fedora
17 4 (1.06%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.79%) Mac OS
19 2 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (29.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 78 (20.58%) ITIL
3 61 (16.09%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (9.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (8.97%) Project Delivery
7 29 (7.65%) Mentoring
8 28 (7.39%) Migration
8 28 (7.39%) Service Management
9 27 (7.12%) Proactive Monitoring
9 27 (7.12%) Project Management
10 26 (6.86%) Patch Management
11 25 (6.60%) Customer Requirements
12 24 (6.33%) DevOps
12 24 (6.33%) Problem Management
13 20 (5.28%) Creative Thinking
13 20 (5.28%) Incident Management
14 18 (4.75%) Root Cause Analysis
14 18 (4.75%) Server Patching
14 18 (4.75%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 82 (21.64%) PowerShell
2 31 (8.18%) SQL
3 29 (7.65%) Python
4 18 (4.75%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.43%) VB
6 11 (2.90%) Perl
7 9 (2.37%) C
7 9 (2.37%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.32%) C#
8 5 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.32%) VBScript
9 4 (1.06%) PHP
10 3 (0.79%) C++
10 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) Ada
11 1 (0.26%) Java
11 1 (0.26%) Korn
11 1 (0.26%) R
11 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (13.98%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 31 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (7.65%) MCSE
5 28 (7.39%) SC Cleared
6 27 (7.12%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (7.12%) DV Cleared
7 26 (6.86%) Degree
8 16 (4.22%) CCNA
8 16 (4.22%) MCSA
9 15 (3.96%) CCNP
10 14 (3.69%) VCAP
11 11 (2.90%) JNCIS
12 8 (2.11%) VCDX
13 7 (1.85%) Linux+ Certification
14 6 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.32%) DBS Check
15 5 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.32%) VCP5
16 4 (1.06%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.97%) SLA
2 9 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.11%) GDPR
4 6 (1.58%) QA
5 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 256 (67.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 221 (58.31%) Active Directory
3 108 (28.50%) vSphere
4 99 (26.12%) Hyper-V
5 61 (16.09%) Virtual Machines
6 42 (11.08%) XenApp
7 27 (7.12%) XenDesktop
8 26 (6.86%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (5.01%) VMware NSX
10 17 (4.49%) VMware Workstation
11 16 (4.22%) Docker
12 14 (3.69%) VMware Server
13 13 (3.43%) Firmware
13 13 (3.43%) NFS
14 9 (2.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 9 (2.37%) vCloud
15 8 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (2.11%) Xen
16 7 (1.85%) DFS Replication
17 6 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 73 (19.26%) vCenter Server
2 66 (17.41%) SCCM
3 27 (7.12%) Ansible
4 25 (6.60%) WSUS
5 24 (6.33%) SCVMM
6 18 (4.75%) SCOM
7 17 (4.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 17 (4.49%) Cisco UCCX
8 14 (3.69%) Kubernetes
9 13 (3.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 12 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (3.17%) vRealize
11 10 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (2.11%) Terraform
13 5 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (1.32%) Nagios
13 5 (1.32%) Puppet
13 5 (1.32%) Red Hat Satellite
13 5 (1.32%) SCOrch
13 5 (1.32%) SELinux
Vendors
1 358 (94.46%) VMware
2 218 (57.52%) Microsoft
3 117 (30.87%) Cisco
4 70 (18.47%) Citrix
5 46 (12.14%) Dell
6 43 (11.35%) HP
7 42 (11.08%) EMC
8 38 (10.03%) Red Hat
9 37 (9.76%) NetApp
10 33 (8.71%) Veeam
11 22 (5.80%) IBM
12 21 (5.54%) SolarWinds
13 19 (5.01%) Oracle
14 17 (4.49%) Juniper
14 17 (4.49%) Polycom
14 17 (4.49%) Red Box
15 12 (3.17%) Fortinet
16 11 (2.90%) Dialogic
17 9 (2.37%) Ivanti
17 9 (2.37%) Symantec