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

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 455 495 468
Rank change year-on-year +40 -27 +2
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 239 721 1,032
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.53% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 2.60% 3.07% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 183 604 828
Median annual salary £46,500 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,175 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%

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 9,175 23,458 24,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.45% 17.16% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7,792 19,331 20,093
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,375 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.12% - +8.97%

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 October 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 October 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 +32 212 £46,500 +5.68% 63
UK excluding London +84 165 £40,000 - 59
South East +177 78 £49,000 +2.08% 20
London +78 65 £53,500 -2.73% 8
North of England +77 25 £38,750 +3.33% 9
Work from Home +2 19 £55,000 +32.53% 2
South West +69 18 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Midlands +85 17 £34,000 -10.53% 9
Wales +65 17 £41,000 +5.81% 2
West Midlands +78 13 £33,000 -13.16% 6
North West +60 11 £47,500 +40.74% 7
East of England +117 7 £31,000 -1.59% 2
Yorkshire +89 7 £27,500 -36.78% 2
North East +25 7 £40,000 -7.77%
East Midlands +67 3 £39,250 +1.95% 3
Northern Ireland +17 2 £52,500 -
Scotland +88 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 236 (98.74%) VMware
2 185 (77.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (74.48%) Windows
4 148 (61.92%) Microsoft
5 146 (61.09%) Active Directory
6 117 (48.95%) Windows Server
7 105 (43.93%) Azure
8 78 (32.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 76 (31.80%) DNS
10 74 (30.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 73 (30.54%) Linux
12 71 (29.71%) ITIL
13 69 (28.87%) Cisco
14 68 (28.45%) Windows 10
15 65 (27.20%) vSphere
15 65 (27.20%) DHCP
16 60 (25.10%) PowerShell
17 56 (23.43%) Hyper-V
18 55 (23.01%) Security Cleared
19 53 (22.18%) Office 365
20 49 (20.50%) Problem-Solving
20 49 (20.50%) Windows Server 2016
21 47 (19.67%) Firewall
21 47 (19.67%) LAN
22 44 (18.41%) Windows Server 2008
23 42 (17.57%) MS Exchange
23 42 (17.57%) Finance
24 41 (17.15%) SQL Server
24 41 (17.15%) Virtual Machines
25 39 (16.32%) VPN

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 42 (17.57%) MS Exchange
2 32 (13.39%) Skype for Business
3 19 (7.95%) SharePoint
4 17 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (6.28%) IIS
6 14 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (5.02%) Confluence
8 9 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (2.51%) Site Server
10 2 (0.84%) Apache
11 1 (0.42%) DNN
11 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.42%) nginx
Applications
1 28 (11.72%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 105 (43.93%) Azure
2 53 (22.18%) Office 365
3 38 (15.90%) AWS
4 10 (4.18%) Mimecast
5 9 (3.77%) IaaS
6 6 (2.51%) PaaS
7 5 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.09%) GCP
8 4 (1.67%) SaaS
9 2 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.84%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.42%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.42%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.42%) GitHub
10 1 (0.42%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.42%) Route 53
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (31.80%) DNS
2 65 (27.20%) DHCP
3 47 (19.67%) Firewall
3 47 (19.67%) LAN
4 39 (16.32%) VPN
5 37 (15.48%) WAN
6 35 (14.64%) TCP/IP
7 30 (12.55%) Skype
8 28 (11.72%) SAN
8 28 (11.72%) Unified Communications
9 22 (9.21%) VSAN
10 21 (8.79%) VoIP
11 10 (4.18%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (4.18%) WLAN
12 9 (3.77%) Ethernet
12 9 (3.77%) Intranet
12 9 (3.77%) Network Security
13 7 (2.93%) VLAN
14 6 (2.51%) Internet
15 5 (2.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.02%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.51%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.09%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.67%) Amazon Athena
5 4 (1.67%) Big Data
5 4 (1.67%) GIS
5 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.67%) QGIS
6 2 (0.84%) MySQL
6 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.84%) Redis
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.42%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.42%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 4 (1.67%) JIRA
1 4 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.84%) Subversion
2 2 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.42%) Redmine
General
1 42 (17.57%) Finance
2 29 (12.13%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.02%) Banking
4 8 (3.35%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.51%) Military
6 5 (2.09%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.09%) Law
6 5 (2.09%) Legal
7 3 (1.26%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.26%) Marketing
8 2 (0.84%) Back Office
8 2 (0.84%) Police
8 2 (0.84%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.42%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Local Government
9 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 64 (26.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (12.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 31 (12.97%) Support Engineer
3 27 (11.30%) VMware Engineer
4 25 (10.46%) Systems Engineer
5 21 (8.79%) IT Engineer
6 20 (8.37%) Analyst
7 18 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
7 18 (7.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (7.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 17 (7.11%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (6.69%) IT Support
9 16 (6.69%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (5.86%) Platform Engineer
11 11 (4.60%) Server Engineer
11 11 (4.60%) Voice Engineer
11 11 (4.60%) Wintel Engineer
12 10 (4.18%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (4.18%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (4.18%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.67%) LDAP
1 4 (1.67%) PostGIS
1 4 (1.67%) Web Services
2 2 (0.84%) .NET
2 2 (0.84%) Flash
2 2 (0.84%) XML
3 1 (0.42%) .NET Core
3 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.42%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.42%) JSON
3 1 (0.42%) LAMP
3 1 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.42%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.97%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.53%) Clustering
4 15 (6.28%) Management Information System
5 12 (5.02%) Replication
6 11 (4.60%) CMDB
6 11 (4.60%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.93%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.51%) PKI
9 5 (2.09%) Private Cloud
9 5 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.26%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.26%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.26%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.84%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.84%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 178 (74.48%) Windows
2 117 (48.95%) Windows Server
3 74 (30.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 73 (30.54%) Linux
5 68 (28.45%) Windows 10
6 49 (20.50%) Windows Server 2016
7 44 (18.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (14.64%) Windows Server 2019
9 26 (10.88%) Windows 7
10 24 (10.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (9.21%) CentOS
12 12 (5.02%) Windows 8
13 10 (4.18%) Unix
14 7 (2.93%) Mac OS X
15 5 (2.09%) Solaris
15 5 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (1.67%) Fedora
17 3 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.42%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (32.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 71 (29.71%) ITIL
3 49 (20.50%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (12.13%) Mentoring
5 28 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (10.46%) Capacity Planning
7 22 (9.21%) Proactive Monitoring
7 22 (9.21%) Service Management
8 20 (8.37%) Creative Thinking
8 20 (8.37%) Customer Requirements
8 20 (8.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (7.95%) Virtual Environments
10 18 (7.53%) Patch Management
11 17 (7.11%) IT Strategy
12 15 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (5.86%) ITIL V3
14 13 (5.44%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (5.44%) Project Management
15 12 (5.02%) Data Protection
16 11 (4.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (25.10%) PowerShell
2 21 (8.79%) SQL
3 11 (4.60%) Bash Shell
3 11 (4.60%) VB
4 9 (3.77%) Python
5 8 (3.35%) Perl
6 7 (2.93%) C
6 7 (2.93%) VBScript
7 4 (1.67%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.67%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.84%) PHP
8 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.42%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.42%) C++
9 1 (0.42%) C-shell
9 1 (0.42%) Korn
Qualifications
1 55 (23.01%) Security Cleared
2 38 (15.90%) SC Cleared
3 37 (15.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 27 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (10.04%) MCSE
6 22 (9.21%) MCSA
7 19 (7.95%) Degree
7 19 (7.95%) DV Cleared
8 12 (5.02%) CCNA
8 12 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (4.60%) VCAP
10 8 (3.35%) MCP
11 7 (2.93%) VCP6
12 5 (2.09%) DBS Check
12 5 (2.09%) VCDX
13 4 (1.67%) CCNP
13 4 (1.67%) CISSP
13 4 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.67%) RHCSA
14 3 (1.26%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.97%) SLA
2 6 (2.51%) GDPR
2 6 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 185 (77.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (61.09%) Active Directory
3 65 (27.20%) vSphere
4 56 (23.43%) Hyper-V
5 41 (17.15%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (10.46%) Virtual Servers
7 21 (8.79%) XenApp
8 17 (7.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (6.28%) VMware NSX
10 13 (5.44%) VMware Server
11 12 (5.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (3.35%) Docker
13 7 (2.93%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (2.51%) Firmware
15 4 (1.67%) NFS
15 4 (1.67%) oVirt
15 4 (1.67%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 4 (1.67%) vCloud
15 4 (1.67%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.84%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 35 (14.64%) SCCM
1 35 (14.64%) vCenter Server
2 20 (8.37%) SCVMM
3 16 (6.69%) Ansible
4 15 (6.28%) WSUS
5 11 (4.60%) Kubernetes
6 10 (4.18%) Terraform
6 10 (4.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 8 (3.35%) Backup Exec
8 7 (2.93%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (2.93%) Nagios
9 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (2.09%) Puppet
9 5 (2.09%) SCOM
10 4 (1.67%) Observium
10 4 (1.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (1.67%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.26%) PowerCLI
11 3 (1.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 236 (98.74%) VMware
2 148 (61.92%) Microsoft
3 69 (28.87%) Cisco
4 37 (15.48%) Citrix
5 33 (13.81%) Dell
6 32 (13.39%) HP
7 29 (12.13%) Veeam
8 28 (11.72%) Red Hat
9 21 (8.79%) EMC
10 17 (7.11%) Oracle
11 15 (6.28%) NetApp
12 13 (5.44%) SolarWinds
13 11 (4.60%) Dialogic
14 8 (3.35%) IBM
15 7 (2.93%) Asigra
15 7 (2.93%) Google
16 5 (2.09%) Meraki
17 4 (1.67%) ESRI
17 4 (1.67%) Palo Alto
17 4 (1.67%) SaltStack