Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 574 436 506
Rank change year-on-year -138 +70 -40
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 473 429 827
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 2.27% 3.41% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 348 348 700
10th Percentile £29,925 £31,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £43,750
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
75th Percentile £60,313 £62,500 £58,188
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,025
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -1.23%

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 20,835 12,579 24,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.51% 17.79% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14,774 10,467 20,598
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £33,173
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -116 445 £47,500 - 106
UK excluding London -48 365 £42,500 - 88
Midlands -16 97 £37,500 -1.96% 18
London -178 94 £56,500 -5.83% 21
South West +5 91 £45,000 +36.36% 14
North of England -54 77 £50,000 +14.29% 23
West Midlands -17 74 £37,500 +7.14% 11
South East -113 61 £45,000 - 23
North West -30 58 £50,000 - 9
Work from Home -244 37 £57,000 -8.80% 6
East of England -13 23 £42,500 +6.25% 7
East Midlands -35 23 £42,500 - 7
Scotland -51 13 £42,000 +1.82% 3
Yorkshire -54 10 £45,000 +50.00% 12
North East -9 9 £27,500 -26.67% 2
Wales -25 5 £27,500 -42.11%
Northern Ireland -40 1 £50,000 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 453 (95.77%) VMware
2 337 (71.25%) Windows
3 331 (69.98%) Microsoft
4 298 (63.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 272 (57.51%) Windows Server
6 263 (55.60%) Azure
7 261 (55.18%) Active Directory
8 191 (40.38%) PowerShell
9 186 (39.32%) Firewall
10 173 (36.58%) Linux
11 147 (31.08%) AWS
12 146 (30.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 132 (27.91%) ITIL
14 127 (26.85%) Microsoft 365
15 115 (24.31%) Web Services
16 102 (21.56%) DNS
17 101 (21.35%) VPN
18 100 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
19 98 (20.72%) Python
20 95 (20.08%) vCenter Server
20 95 (20.08%) Ansible
20 95 (20.08%) Public Cloud
21 94 (19.87%) Cisco
22 92 (19.45%) Docker
23 90 (19.03%) DevOps
23 90 (19.03%) Service Management
24 89 (18.82%) MS Exchange
25 86 (18.18%) Configuration Management
25 86 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
26 85 (17.97%) DHCP

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 89 (18.82%) MS Exchange
2 76 (16.07%) Confluence
3 65 (13.74%) IIS
4 41 (8.67%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.96%) nginx
7 13 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.69%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (1.27%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.63%) Apache
12 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (4.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 263 (55.60%) Azure
2 147 (31.08%) AWS
3 127 (26.85%) Microsoft 365
4 52 (10.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (7.40%) GCP
6 20 (4.23%) PaaS
7 19 (4.02%) OneDrive
8 17 (3.59%) IaaS
9 16 (3.38%) SaaS
10 9 (1.90%) Mimecast
10 9 (1.90%) OpenShift
11 7 (1.48%) Amazon EKS
11 7 (1.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 6 (1.27%) Azure Storage
12 6 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (1.27%) MinIO
12 6 (1.27%) Slack
12 6 (1.27%) Stackdriver
13 5 (1.06%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.06%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 186 (39.32%) Firewall
2 102 (21.56%) DNS
3 101 (21.35%) VPN
4 85 (17.97%) DHCP
5 76 (16.07%) SAN
6 72 (15.22%) VLAN
7 69 (14.59%) IPv4
8 67 (14.16%) TCP/IP
9 65 (13.74%) WAN
10 59 (12.47%) LAN
11 51 (10.78%) OSPF
12 38 (8.03%) VSAN
13 27 (5.71%) VoIP
14 15 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
14 15 (3.17%) SMTP
14 15 (3.17%) SSL
15 12 (2.54%) Network Security
15 12 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (2.54%) WLAN
16 11 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (2.11%) MySQL
3 8 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.48%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.27%) Big Data
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.21%) DB2
8 1 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.21%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 82 (17.34%) Git (software)
2 76 (16.07%) JIRA
3 69 (14.59%) Subversion
4 11 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.69%) GitLab
6 6 (1.27%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.06%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.42%) Rational Team Concert
9 1 (0.21%) GDB
9 1 (0.21%) MSI
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.21%) Valgrind
General
1 65 (13.74%) Social Skills
2 34 (7.19%) Finance
3 24 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.75%) Organisational Skills
6 12 (2.54%) Military
7 10 (2.11%) Banking
8 8 (1.69%) Law
9 7 (1.48%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 6 (1.27%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (1.27%) Public Sector
11 5 (1.06%) Automotive
11 5 (1.06%) Back Office
11 5 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.06%) Legal
12 4 (0.85%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.63%) Advertising
14 2 (0.42%) Games
14 2 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (26.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (12.47%) IT Engineer
3 54 (11.42%) VMware Engineer
4 53 (11.21%) Support Engineer
5 37 (7.82%) Linux Engineer
5 37 (7.82%) Systems Engineer
6 36 (7.61%) Azure Engineer
7 34 (7.19%) Analyst
8 33 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 32 (6.77%) Project Engineer
10 31 (6.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
12 26 (5.50%) IT Support
13 24 (5.07%) Active Directory Engineer
14 22 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
15 20 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
16 19 (4.02%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
17 18 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 18 (3.81%) IT Support Engineer
17 18 (3.81%) Lead Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (24.31%) Web Services
2 17 (3.59%) LDAP
3 14 (2.96%) 802.1X
4 12 (2.54%) Node.js
5 11 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (2.11%) Kafka
7 7 (1.48%) LAMP
7 7 (1.48%) REST
8 6 (1.27%) .NET
8 6 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (1.27%) CSS
8 6 (1.27%) CSS3
8 6 (1.27%) Django
8 6 (1.27%) HTML
8 6 (1.27%) HTML5
8 6 (1.27%) Java EE
8 6 (1.27%) JSON
8 6 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (1.27%) Spring
8 6 (1.27%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 95 (20.08%) Public Cloud
2 75 (15.86%) Data Centre
3 74 (15.64%) Clustering
4 33 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage
5 27 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
6 26 (5.50%) PKI
7 23 (4.86%) Private Cloud
8 20 (4.23%) Replication
9 18 (3.81%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (2.96%) Cloud Native
11 13 (2.75%) EMC VNX
12 11 (2.33%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.90%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.48%) User Experience
15 5 (1.06%) FlexPod
16 4 (0.85%) EMC VNXe
16 4 (0.85%) Hedge funds
16 4 (0.85%) Legacy Systems
16 4 (0.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 3 (0.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 337 (71.25%) Windows
2 272 (57.51%) Windows Server
3 173 (36.58%) Linux
4 72 (15.22%) Windows Server 2016
5 64 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (10.15%) Windows 10
8 47 (9.94%) CentOS
9 44 (9.30%) Ubuntu
10 41 (8.67%) Windows Server 2019
11 37 (7.82%) Unix
12 20 (4.23%) Windows 7
13 15 (3.17%) VMS
14 10 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (1.69%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.63%) HPUX
17 3 (0.63%) Solaris
17 3 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (30.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 132 (27.91%) ITIL
3 100 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (19.03%) DevOps
4 90 (19.03%) Service Management
5 86 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 86 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
6 81 (17.12%) Scrum
7 80 (16.91%) Task Automation
8 76 (16.07%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 70 (14.80%) DevSecOps
9 70 (14.80%) SDLC
10 69 (14.59%) Data Science
10 69 (14.59%) Machine Learning
10 69 (14.59%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 68 (14.38%) Cyber Intelligence
11 68 (14.38%) Software Testing
12 47 (9.94%) Load Balancing
13 42 (8.88%) Migration
14 38 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 191 (40.38%) PowerShell
2 98 (20.72%) Python
3 81 (17.12%) Bash Shell
4 51 (10.78%) SQL
5 15 (3.17%) Java
6 10 (2.11%) C
6 10 (2.11%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.90%) C#
7 9 (1.90%) Go
8 7 (1.48%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.27%) CFML
9 6 (1.27%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.85%) VBScript
11 2 (0.42%) Perl
11 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.21%) VB
12 1 (0.21%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 53 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 45 (9.51%) Degree
3 43 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (7.40%) CCNA
6 34 (7.19%) SC Cleared
7 32 (6.77%) GIAC
8 28 (5.92%) RHCE
9 24 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (4.86%) MCSA
11 19 (4.02%) DV Cleared
11 19 (4.02%) MCSE
12 16 (3.38%) CCNP
13 9 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (1.90%) MCP
14 6 (1.27%) Master's Degree
15 5 (1.06%) HNC
15 5 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
15 5 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (1.06%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.77%) SLA
2 7 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.48%) NIST
3 5 (1.06%) NCSC
4 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.63%) PMO
5 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.42%) GDPR
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 298 (63.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 261 (55.18%) Active Directory
3 92 (19.45%) Docker
4 84 (17.76%) vSphere
5 64 (13.53%) Hyper-V
6 40 (8.46%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (7.19%) XenApp
8 31 (6.55%) VMware NSX
9 29 (6.13%) XenDesktop
10 23 (4.86%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (2.33%) KVM
12 10 (2.11%) Terminal Server
13 9 (1.90%) NFS
14 8 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (1.69%) Terminal Services
15 7 (1.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 7 (1.48%) Firmware
15 7 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (1.27%) Ceph
17 5 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 95 (20.08%) Ansible
1 95 (20.08%) vCenter Server
2 81 (17.12%) Puppet
3 70 (14.80%) Microsoft Clustering
4 49 (10.36%) SCCM
5 34 (7.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 28 (5.92%) SCOM
7 25 (5.29%) Kubernetes
8 17 (3.59%) vRealize
9 15 (3.17%) Failover Clustering
10 14 (2.96%) Backup Exec
11 13 (2.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 13 (2.75%) SCOrch
12 12 (2.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 12 (2.54%) Nagios
13 10 (2.11%) BladeLogic
14 9 (1.90%) PowerCLI
14 9 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (1.69%) Terraform
15 8 (1.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 453 (95.77%) VMware
2 331 (69.98%) Microsoft
3 94 (19.87%) Cisco
4 80 (16.91%) Citrix
5 58 (12.26%) Red Hat
6 56 (11.84%) Veeam
7 49 (10.36%) Oracle
8 45 (9.51%) HP
9 43 (9.09%) Dell
10 42 (8.88%) EMC
11 38 (8.03%) NetApp
12 30 (6.34%) Google
13 22 (4.65%) 3PAR
14 14 (2.96%) IBM
15 12 (2.54%) BMC
15 12 (2.54%) Juniper
16 11 (2.33%) Asigra
16 11 (2.33%) Avaya
16 11 (2.33%) Nimble Storage
16 11 (2.33%) Symantec