Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 491 466 479
Rank change year-on-year -25 +13 -71
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 763 1,086 1,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.66% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 3.15% 4.46% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 647 841 913
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £70,344 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -0.62%

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 24,254 24,342 22,715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.72% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 19,861 19,892 19,121
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +2.67%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 -27 719 £44,000 -2.22% 119
UK excluding London -38 503 £40,000 -3.61% 93
London +5 239 £55,000 - 35
South East -6 170 £42,500 -4.49% 35
North of England -7 129 £37,000 -3.90% 22
North West +33 85 £32,500 +18.18% 9
Midlands +7 68 £39,250 +4.67% 9
South West +16 64 £40,000 -11.11% 16
West Midlands +11 50 £40,000 +6.67% 6
East of England -1 45 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire -40 41 £42,000 -1.18% 11
East Midlands +15 18 £38,500 -0.65% 3
Scotland +3 11 £44,000 +3.53% 4
Wales +8 9 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Channel Islands +9 6 £30,000 +1.69%
North East +27 3 £46,741 +66.93% 2
Northern Ireland -6 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 713 (93.45%) VMware
2 614 (80.47%) Windows
3 503 (65.92%) Active Directory
4 473 (61.99%) Windows Server
5 442 (57.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 355 (46.53%) Microsoft
7 293 (38.40%) Office 365
8 265 (34.73%) Linux
9 262 (34.34%) Firewall
10 248 (32.50%) DNS
11 235 (30.80%) Azure
12 228 (29.88%) Cisco
13 220 (28.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 202 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 201 (26.34%) PowerShell
16 189 (24.77%) Citrix
17 182 (23.85%) DHCP
18 175 (22.94%) SAN
19 174 (22.80%) ITIL
20 168 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
21 165 (21.63%) AWS
22 163 (21.36%) TCP/IP
23 162 (21.23%) vCenter Server
24 153 (20.05%) vSphere
25 144 (18.87%) Windows 10
26 143 (18.74%) Hyper-V
27 134 (17.56%) HP
28 128 (16.78%) Finance
29 123 (16.12%) MS Exchange
30 122 (15.99%) SCCM

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
1 123 (16.12%) MS Exchange
2 69 (9.04%) SharePoint
3 59 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 45 (5.90%) Skype for Business
6 32 (4.19%) IIS
7 19 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (2.49%) WebSphere
8 16 (2.10%) Confluence
9 11 (1.44%) Apache
9 11 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.05%) nginx
11 7 (0.92%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.66%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.52%) CMS
14 4 (0.52%) Tornado
15 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 78 (10.22%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 293 (38.40%) Office 365
2 235 (30.80%) Azure
3 165 (21.63%) AWS
4 42 (5.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (4.33%) IaaS
6 28 (3.67%) GCP
7 14 (1.83%) PaaS
7 14 (1.83%) SaaS
8 12 (1.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 11 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.39%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.26%) Trello
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.13%) G Suite
13 1 (0.13%) GitHub
13 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.13%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 262 (34.34%) Firewall
2 248 (32.50%) DNS
3 182 (23.85%) DHCP
4 175 (22.94%) SAN
5 163 (21.36%) TCP/IP
6 113 (14.81%) WAN
7 103 (13.50%) LAN
8 91 (11.93%) VPN
9 80 (10.48%) VLAN
10 52 (6.82%) VSAN
11 36 (4.72%) Network Security
11 36 (4.72%) Wireless
12 32 (4.19%) MPLS
12 32 (4.19%) NAS
12 32 (4.19%) Skype
13 31 (4.06%) VoIP
14 29 (3.80%) SMTP
15 26 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (3.41%) Internet
15 26 (3.41%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (15.86%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (3.41%) MySQL
4 25 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 17 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (1.83%) Big Data
7 14 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.31%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.92%) DB2
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.39%) Ingres
12 3 (0.39%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.39%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (3.54%) JIRA
2 26 (3.41%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.44%) Mercurial
5 7 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.79%) GitLab
7 4 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.39%) MSI
8 3 (0.39%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.39%) TestRail
9 2 (0.26%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.26%) Maven
10 1 (0.13%) AutoIt
10 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.13%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.13%) Rational Team Concert
10 1 (0.13%) RubyGems
10 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 128 (16.78%) Finance
2 28 (3.67%) Law
3 27 (3.54%) Public Sector
4 22 (2.88%) Retail
5 21 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.23%) Aerospace
7 16 (2.10%) Banking
8 14 (1.83%) Back Office
9 12 (1.57%) Legal
10 11 (1.44%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.31%) Automotive
11 10 (1.31%) Online Betting
12 7 (0.92%) Marketing
13 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.66%) Military
14 3 (0.39%) Front Office
14 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.26%) Electronics
15 2 (0.26%) Games
15 2 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 203 (26.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 90 (11.80%) Administrator
3 78 (10.22%) Systems Administrator
4 70 (9.17%) Analyst
5 68 (8.91%) Support Engineer
6 57 (7.47%) IT Engineer
7 51 (6.68%) Systems Engineer
8 48 (6.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 47 (6.16%) Architect
10 45 (5.90%) IT Support
11 42 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
12 40 (5.24%) Network Engineer
13 39 (5.11%) Windows Engineer
14 38 (4.98%) VMware Engineer
15 33 (4.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 32 (4.19%) Infrastructure Support
16 32 (4.19%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (3.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 28 (3.67%) Cloud Engineer
19 27 (3.54%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.10%) LDAP
2 12 (1.57%) LAMP
3 10 (1.31%) Web Services
4 8 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (0.79%) .NET
6 4 (0.52%) Middleware
6 4 (0.52%) Web Services Management
7 3 (0.39%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.39%) SAML
8 2 (0.26%) Django
8 2 (0.26%) Java EE
8 2 (0.26%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.13%) EJB 3.0
9 1 (0.13%) HornetQ
9 1 (0.13%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.13%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.13%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.13%) Node.js
9 1 (0.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 110 (14.42%) Data Centre
2 44 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.98%) Replication
4 33 (4.33%) Clustering
5 29 (3.80%) CCTV
6 25 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.36%) EMC VNX
9 17 (2.23%) Enterprise Storage
9 17 (2.23%) User Experience
10 14 (1.83%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.83%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.83%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.44%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.44%) Video\Live Streaming
13 9 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.18%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 614 (80.47%) Windows
2 473 (61.99%) Windows Server
3 265 (34.73%) Linux
4 202 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 168 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 144 (18.87%) Windows 10
7 84 (11.01%) Windows 7
8 59 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (6.68%) CentOS
10 41 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (4.06%) Ubuntu
12 26 (3.41%) Unix
13 24 (3.15%) Mac OS
14 23 (3.01%) Windows 8
15 15 (1.97%) Mac OS X
16 12 (1.57%) Fedora
16 12 (1.57%) VMS
17 11 (1.44%) Debian
18 6 (0.79%) SUSE
18 6 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (28.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 174 (22.80%) ITIL
3 96 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
4 79 (10.35%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (9.57%) Service Management
6 65 (8.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 61 (7.99%) DevOps
8 60 (7.86%) Change Management
9 59 (7.73%) Configuration Management
10 58 (7.60%) Migration
11 48 (6.29%) Project Delivery
12 38 (4.98%) High Availability
13 37 (4.85%) Asset Management
14 36 (4.72%) Capacity Management
14 36 (4.72%) Information Security
15 35 (4.59%) Project Management
15 35 (4.59%) Server Management
16 34 (4.46%) Mentoring
16 34 (4.46%) Patch Management
17 32 (4.19%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 201 (26.34%) PowerShell
2 101 (13.24%) SQL
3 71 (9.31%) Python
4 55 (7.21%) Bash Shell
5 29 (3.80%) C
6 19 (2.49%) Ruby
7 13 (1.70%) Perl
8 8 (1.05%) Java
8 8 (1.05%) VBScript
9 6 (0.79%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.79%) PHP
10 5 (0.66%) Go
10 5 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.52%) Ada
11 4 (0.52%) C#
11 4 (0.52%) C++
12 1 (0.13%) AWK
12 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 105 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 97 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (8.13%) MCSE
5 58 (7.60%) SC Cleared
6 57 (7.47%) CCNA
7 56 (7.34%) Degree
8 47 (6.16%) MCSA
9 36 (4.72%) DV Cleared
10 28 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (2.62%) Citrix Certification
12 17 (2.23%) CCNP
12 17 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.70%) RHCA
14 11 (1.44%) MCITP
15 9 (1.18%) CCA
15 9 (1.18%) MCP
16 6 (0.79%) AWS Certification
17 5 (0.66%) JNCIA
17 5 (0.66%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.34%) SLA
2 22 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.70%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.79%) GDPR
6 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.52%) NIST
7 3 (0.39%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.39%) QA
8 2 (0.26%) PMO
8 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.13%) NCSC
9 1 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 503 (65.92%) Active Directory
2 442 (57.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (20.05%) vSphere
4 143 (18.74%) Hyper-V
5 89 (11.66%) Virtual Machines
6 80 (10.48%) XenApp
7 59 (7.73%) XenDesktop
8 48 (6.29%) VMware NSX
9 40 (5.24%) Docker
10 35 (4.59%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (3.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 25 (3.28%) VirtualBox
12 19 (2.49%) Xen
13 14 (1.83%) NFS
13 14 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
14 13 (1.70%) KVM
15 12 (1.57%) pfSense
15 12 (1.57%) Terminal Server
16 11 (1.44%) Samba
17 10 (1.31%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 162 (21.23%) vCenter Server
2 122 (15.99%) SCCM
3 70 (9.17%) Ansible
4 69 (9.04%) Puppet
5 47 (6.16%) vRealize
6 45 (5.90%) WSUS
7 39 (5.11%) SCOM
8 32 (4.19%) Kubernetes
9 26 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
10 24 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (2.75%) Nagios
12 18 (2.36%) ZABBIX
13 16 (2.10%) SCVMM
14 15 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
15 14 (1.83%) Backup Exec
15 14 (1.83%) vMotion
16 12 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
16 12 (1.57%) FortiGate
17 11 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
18 10 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 713 (93.45%) VMware
2 355 (46.53%) Microsoft
3 228 (29.88%) Cisco
4 189 (24.77%) Citrix
5 134 (17.56%) HP
6 109 (14.29%) Veeam
7 85 (11.14%) Red Hat
8 74 (9.70%) Dell
9 51 (6.68%) NetApp
10 47 (6.16%) EMC
11 46 (6.03%) IBM
12 35 (4.59%) Oracle
13 32 (4.19%) Meraki
14 30 (3.93%) 3PAR
14 30 (3.93%) SolarWinds
15 27 (3.54%) Avaya
16 26 (3.41%) Aruba
17 24 (3.15%) Symantec
18 20 (2.62%) McAfee
19 19 (2.49%) Sophos