Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 616 453 511
Rank change year-on-year -163 +58 -7
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 522 354 672
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.56% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 2.28% 3.05% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 374 247 512
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £29,325
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £79,625 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -4.76%

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 22,884 11,616 21,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.80% 18.39% 17.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15,558 9,820 17,815
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,500 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £38,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -

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 21 January 2022.

Salary histogram for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Top 16 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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -131 475 £47,500 +11.76% 119
UK excluding London -154 326 £45,000 +12.50% 96
London -136 165 £56,250 +7.14% 33
Midlands -40 122 £41,250 +21.32% 20
West Midlands -23 88 £40,000 +17.65% 14
South East -130 80 £45,000 - 24
Work from Home -176 65 £55,000 - 17
South West -54 49 £38,500 +10.00% 18
North of England -111 49 £42,500 -22.73% 21
East Midlands -45 34 £43,750 +25.00% 6
North West -67 33 £41,000 -25.45% 10
East of England -78 19 £43,750 +37.80% 4
North East -30 9 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Scotland -69 8 £70,000 +40.00% 8
Yorkshire -73 7 £45,000 -23.40% 7
Channel Islands - 4 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 510 (97.70%) VMware
2 403 (77.20%) Windows
3 363 (69.54%) Microsoft
4 342 (65.52%) Active Directory
5 331 (63.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 270 (51.72%) Azure
7 253 (48.47%) Windows Server
8 211 (40.42%) Microsoft 365
9 174 (33.33%) Linux
10 156 (29.89%) AWS
11 153 (29.31%) Citrix
12 150 (28.74%) ITIL
13 138 (26.44%) Firewall
13 138 (26.44%) Problem-Solving
14 132 (25.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 132 (25.29%) Finance
15 131 (25.10%) DNS
16 128 (24.52%) Windows 10
17 122 (23.37%) DHCP
18 119 (22.80%) Social Skills
19 118 (22.61%) vSphere
20 115 (22.03%) PowerShell
21 110 (21.07%) SharePoint
21 110 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
22 103 (19.73%) Cisco
23 101 (19.35%) SQL Server
24 94 (18.01%) Data Centre
24 94 (18.01%) Azure Active Directory
25 92 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
26 86 (16.48%) Hyper-V

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
1 110 (21.07%) SharePoint
2 67 (12.84%) MS Exchange
3 64 (12.26%) IIS
4 15 (2.87%) OpenStack
5 13 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (2.49%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.92%) Confluence
8 5 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.57%) nginx
11 2 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.38%) JBoss
11 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.19%) Apache
12 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 92 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 270 (51.72%) Azure
2 211 (40.42%) Microsoft 365
3 156 (29.89%) AWS
4 94 (18.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 84 (16.09%) OneDrive
6 62 (11.88%) Power Platform
6 62 (11.88%) PowerApps
7 30 (5.75%) SaaS
8 29 (5.56%) PaaS
9 26 (4.98%) IaaS
10 20 (3.83%) Mimecast
11 19 (3.64%) Smartsheet
12 16 (3.07%) GCP
13 10 (1.92%) Rubrik
14 9 (1.72%) OpenShift
15 6 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (1.15%) Nutanix
16 5 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.77%) Azure Storage
17 4 (0.77%) Cloud Run
Communications & Networking
1 138 (26.44%) Firewall
2 131 (25.10%) DNS
3 122 (23.37%) DHCP
4 74 (14.18%) SAN
5 63 (12.07%) WAN
6 55 (10.54%) LAN
7 54 (10.34%) TCP/IP
8 38 (7.28%) VSAN
9 29 (5.56%) VPN
10 25 (4.79%) VLAN
11 23 (4.41%) NAS
12 19 (3.64%) WebEx
13 18 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (3.26%) Network Security
14 17 (3.26%) Wireless
15 16 (3.07%) Remote Desktop
15 16 (3.07%) VoIP
16 15 (2.87%) SD-WAN
16 15 (2.87%) SNMP
17 14 (2.68%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.30%) MySQL
3 9 (1.72%) InfluxDB
3 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (1.34%) DB2
5 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2019
6 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.57%) Redis
7 2 (0.38%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.41%) JIRA
3 12 (2.30%) Subversion
4 9 (1.72%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.57%) GitLab
6 2 (0.38%) MSTest
6 2 (0.38%) NUnit
6 2 (0.38%) Selenium
6 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.19%) Ant
7 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.19%) MSI
7 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 132 (25.29%) Finance
2 119 (22.80%) Social Skills
3 76 (14.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 64 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (11.49%) Marketing
6 57 (10.92%) Documentation Skills
7 30 (5.75%) Telecoms
8 27 (5.17%) Organisational Skills
9 21 (4.02%) Influencing Skills
10 18 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
11 15 (2.87%) Automotive
11 15 (2.87%) Back Office
12 14 (2.68%) Law
13 12 (2.30%) Banking
14 10 (1.92%) Retail
15 9 (1.72%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.57%) Legal
18 2 (0.38%) Games
18 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 115 (22.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (9.58%) Consultant
3 48 (9.20%) Analyst
4 46 (8.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 45 (8.62%) Architect
6 42 (8.05%) Support Engineer
7 35 (6.70%) IT Engineer
8 34 (6.51%) Service Delivery Consultant
9 33 (6.32%) IT Consultant
10 30 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
11 29 (5.56%) Support Analyst
12 27 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 24 (4.60%) Infrastructure Architect
14 22 (4.21%) VMware Engineer
15 21 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
15 21 (4.02%) Windows Engineer
16 20 (3.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 19 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 19 (3.64%) IT Support
17 19 (3.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.47%) Web Services
2 16 (3.07%) REST
3 14 (2.68%) Middleware
4 12 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (1.72%) 802.1X
7 7 (1.34%) HTML
7 7 (1.34%) LDAP
8 6 (1.15%) .NET
9 5 (0.96%) XML
10 4 (0.77%) CSS
10 4 (0.77%) Keycloak
10 4 (0.77%) Node.js
10 4 (0.77%) SAML
11 3 (0.57%) ARM Templates
11 3 (0.57%) Kafka
11 3 (0.57%) SOAP
12 2 (0.38%) COM
12 2 (0.38%) LAMP
12 2 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 94 (18.01%) Data Centre
2 65 (12.45%) Clustering
3 42 (8.05%) Handset
4 37 (7.09%) Replication
5 26 (4.98%) Public Cloud
6 24 (4.60%) Management Information System
7 21 (4.02%) PKI
8 16 (3.07%) Cyber Defence
8 16 (3.07%) Enterprise Cloud
9 14 (2.68%) Cyberattack
9 14 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (2.11%) Social Media
12 10 (1.92%) Smartphone
13 8 (1.53%) Cybercrime
13 8 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (1.34%) Private Cloud
15 6 (1.15%) Hedge funds
15 6 (1.15%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 403 (77.20%) Windows
2 253 (48.47%) Windows Server
3 174 (33.33%) Linux
4 128 (24.52%) Windows 10
5 81 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (14.18%) Windows Server 2016
7 63 (12.07%) Windows Server 2019
8 45 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (4.79%) Unix
11 23 (4.41%) CentOS
12 16 (3.07%) Ubuntu
13 12 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (1.92%) Windows 7
16 8 (1.53%) Solaris
17 7 (1.34%) Kali Linux
18 4 (0.77%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.57%) VMS
20 2 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (28.74%) ITIL
2 138 (26.44%) Problem-Solving
3 132 (25.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 110 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (14.18%) ITSM
6 72 (13.79%) Risk Management
7 70 (13.41%) Service Delivery
8 57 (10.92%) Creative Thinking
8 57 (10.92%) Strategic Thinking
9 53 (10.15%) Change Management
10 50 (9.58%) Capacity Planning
11 48 (9.20%) Service Management
12 46 (8.81%) Asset Management
13 45 (8.62%) Data Security
14 44 (8.43%) Business Continuity
14 44 (8.43%) Capacity Management
15 43 (8.24%) DevOps
15 43 (8.24%) Time Management
16 42 (8.05%) Load Balancing
17 40 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 115 (22.03%) PowerShell
2 58 (11.11%) SQL
3 33 (6.32%) Python
4 28 (5.36%) Bash
5 20 (3.83%) Perl
6 9 (1.72%) Java
7 8 (1.53%) Go
7 8 (1.53%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.34%) C
8 7 (1.34%) C#
9 5 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.57%) C++
11 2 (0.38%) PHP
12 1 (0.19%) AWK
12 1 (0.19%) CFML
12 1 (0.19%) Ruby
12 1 (0.19%) VBA
12 1 (0.19%) VBScript
12 1 (0.19%) Winbatch
12 1 (0.19%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 60 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 48 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (8.43%) Degree
4 37 (7.09%) SC Cleared
5 30 (5.75%) MCSE
6 29 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (4.41%) CCNA
7 23 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (4.21%) VCAP
9 17 (3.26%) MCSA
10 13 (2.49%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.30%) TOGAF Certification
12 9 (1.72%) Master's Degree
12 9 (1.72%) RHCA
13 7 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (1.15%) CCNP
14 6 (1.15%) HP APS
14 6 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (0.77%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.39%) SLA
2 9 (1.72%) QA
3 8 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.15%) GDPR
5 5 (0.96%) NIST
6 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.19%) NCSC
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 342 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 331 (63.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (22.61%) vSphere
4 86 (16.48%) Hyper-V
5 56 (10.73%) XenApp
6 47 (9.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 40 (7.66%) XenDesktop
8 39 (7.47%) VMware NSX
9 30 (5.75%) Docker
10 18 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (3.07%) NFS
12 15 (2.87%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (2.30%) KVM
13 12 (2.30%) Xen
14 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (1.72%) vCloud
16 6 (1.15%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.96%) BitLocker
17 5 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
18 4 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 82 (15.71%) vCenter Server
2 61 (11.69%) SCCM
3 46 (8.81%) Microsoft Clustering
4 44 (8.43%) Ansible
4 44 (8.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 39 (7.47%) WSUS
6 30 (5.75%) Kubernetes
7 26 (4.98%) Puppet
7 26 (4.98%) SCOM
8 16 (3.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 15 (2.87%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (2.87%) Terraform
10 14 (2.68%) Failover Clustering
10 14 (2.68%) Grafana
11 13 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (2.30%) VxRail
13 10 (1.92%) vRealize
14 9 (1.72%) logstash
14 9 (1.72%) vMotion
15 8 (1.53%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 510 (97.70%) VMware
2 363 (69.54%) Microsoft
3 153 (29.31%) Citrix
4 103 (19.73%) Cisco
5 73 (13.98%) Google
6 63 (12.07%) Veeam
7 62 (11.88%) HP
8 52 (9.96%) Red Hat
9 51 (9.77%) Dell
10 40 (7.66%) NetApp
11 39 (7.47%) IBM
12 30 (5.75%) SolarWinds
13 27 (5.17%) Juniper
14 23 (4.41%) EMC
14 23 (4.41%) Meraki
15 22 (4.21%) Sophos
16 20 (3.83%) ServiceNow
17 19 (3.64%) Zerto
18 17 (3.26%) Commvault
19 16 (3.07%) Avaya