Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 489 481 447
Rank change year-on-year -8 -34 +45
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 688 893 1,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.60% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 3.30% 3.82% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 522 711 890
UK median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,275 £29,000 £29,225
90th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% 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 20,822 23,363 23,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.97% 15.66% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 17,004 19,105 19,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 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 +11 656 £43,000 -4.44% 163
UK excluding London -21 417 £40,000 -4.76% 140
London +68 256 £52,500 -4.55% 30
South East -26 121 £45,000 +5.88% 44
North of England +24 98 £40,000 - 33
South West +51 80 £42,500 +13.33% 28
Midlands +16 74 £39,000 -11.36% 12
West Midlands +8 53 £37,500 -14.77% 9
North West +31 52 £40,000 +6.67% 18
Yorkshire +17 43 £41,000 -13.68% 12
East of England 0 26 £40,000 -5.88% 16
East Midlands +27 21 £42,500 +10.39% 3
Scotland +25 8 £31,000 -29.14% 1
Wales -7 6 £47,500 +23.38% 1
Northern Ireland +15 4 - - 5
North East +8 3 £41,500 +38.33% 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 650 (94.48%) VMware
2 584 (84.88%) Windows
3 451 (65.55%) Active Directory
4 422 (61.34%) Windows Server
5 418 (60.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 366 (53.20%) Microsoft
7 264 (38.37%) Office 365
8 258 (37.50%) Linux
9 230 (33.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 217 (31.54%) Firewall
11 214 (31.10%) Azure
12 198 (28.78%) DNS
13 190 (27.62%) Cisco
14 184 (26.74%) Citrix
15 179 (26.02%) vSphere
16 176 (25.58%) PowerShell
17 160 (23.26%) vCenter Server
18 157 (22.82%) Windows Server 2012
19 151 (21.95%) DHCP
20 144 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
20 144 (20.93%) SCCM
20 144 (20.93%) Windows 10
21 139 (20.20%) AWS
21 139 (20.20%) ITIL
22 138 (20.06%) Hyper-V
23 133 (19.33%) SAN
24 131 (19.04%) Data Centre
25 125 (18.17%) TCP/IP
26 123 (17.88%) SQL Server
27 122 (17.73%) NetApp

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
1 101 (14.68%) MS Exchange
2 51 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 49 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (6.69%) SharePoint
5 43 (6.25%) Skype for Business
6 30 (4.36%) IIS
6 30 (4.36%) WebSphere
7 24 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.74%) Apache
9 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.02%) Confluence
10 7 (1.02%) Tornado
11 4 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.29%) WordPress
13 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.15%) JCAPS
13 1 (0.15%) nginx
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 65 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) assyst
1 4 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 264 (38.37%) Office 365
2 214 (31.10%) Azure
3 139 (20.20%) AWS
4 34 (4.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (3.78%) IaaS
6 24 (3.49%) SaaS
7 22 (3.20%) PaaS
8 14 (2.03%) Mimecast
9 11 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.16%) Slack
11 7 (1.02%) OneDrive
11 7 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.29%) GitHub
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.15%) AWS CodePipeline
13 1 (0.15%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.15%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 217 (31.54%) Firewall
2 198 (28.78%) DNS
3 151 (21.95%) DHCP
4 133 (19.33%) SAN
5 125 (18.17%) TCP/IP
6 98 (14.24%) WAN
7 89 (12.94%) LAN
8 69 (10.03%) VPN
9 60 (8.72%) VSAN
10 57 (8.28%) VLAN
11 50 (7.27%) NetScaler
12 41 (5.96%) Skype
13 40 (5.81%) Wireless
14 37 (5.38%) NAS
15 29 (4.22%) VoIP
16 27 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
17 19 (2.76%) iSCSI
18 18 (2.62%) HTTP
18 18 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (17.88%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.07%) SQL Server 2016
3 26 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (2.47%) MySQL
5 15 (2.18%) Big Data
6 13 (1.89%) DB2
7 11 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (1.31%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.73%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.44%) Ingres
11 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.29%) Redis
12 2 (0.29%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 27 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.76%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.76%) JIRA
3 11 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.31%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.58%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.44%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.29%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.29%) Subversion
9 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.29%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.15%) Rational Quality Manager
10 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.15%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 105 (15.26%) Finance
2 30 (4.36%) Law
2 30 (4.36%) Legal
3 27 (3.92%) Aerospace
3 27 (3.92%) Banking
3 27 (3.92%) Public Sector
4 26 (3.78%) Back Office
5 22 (3.20%) Retail
5 22 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.62%) Military
7 14 (2.03%) Marketing
8 13 (1.89%) Automotive
9 9 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.02%) Online Betting
11 6 (0.87%) Advertising
11 6 (0.87%) Games
12 5 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.58%) Publishing
14 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 196 (28.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 102 (14.83%) Support Engineer
3 64 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 64 (9.30%) Analyst
4 60 (8.72%) 3rd Line Support
5 57 (8.28%) IT Support
6 50 (7.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 49 (7.12%) Systems Engineer
8 48 (6.98%) Architect
8 48 (6.98%) IT Engineer
9 47 (6.83%) Infrastructure Support
10 46 (6.69%) Administrator
11 44 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 42 (6.10%) Consultant
13 41 (5.96%) Systems Administrator
14 40 (5.81%) VMware Engineer
15 37 (5.38%) Windows Engineer
16 35 (5.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (4.36%) IT Support Engineer
18 29 (4.22%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.33%) LDAP
2 13 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (1.74%) SAML
4 11 (1.60%) Middleware
5 10 (1.45%) LAMP
6 7 (1.02%) Software Packaging
6 7 (1.02%) Web Services
7 6 (0.87%) .NET
8 4 (0.58%) Apache Flex
8 4 (0.58%) jQuery
8 4 (0.58%) RESTful
9 3 (0.44%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.44%) XML
10 2 (0.29%) Apache NiFi
10 2 (0.29%) Kafka
10 2 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.29%) Sensu
11 1 (0.15%) Cocoa
11 1 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 131 (19.04%) Data Centre
2 68 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (7.27%) User Experience
4 46 (6.69%) Management Information System
5 39 (5.67%) Clustering
6 34 (4.94%) Replication
7 26 (3.78%) CCTV
7 26 (3.78%) Private Cloud
8 23 (3.34%) EMC VNX
9 20 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (2.76%) Enterprise Storage
11 15 (2.18%) Client/Server
11 15 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.89%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.60%) iPad
13 11 (1.60%) iPhone
14 10 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (1.31%) Driving Licence
15 9 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (1.16%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 584 (84.88%) Windows
2 422 (61.34%) Windows Server
3 258 (37.50%) Linux
4 157 (22.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 144 (20.93%) Windows 10
5 144 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (10.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (6.69%) Windows 7
8 45 (6.54%) Unix
9 40 (5.81%) CentOS
10 30 (4.36%) Windows 8
11 29 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (3.92%) Ubuntu
13 16 (2.33%) Fedora
13 16 (2.33%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.16%) Debian
14 8 (1.16%) VMS
15 6 (0.87%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.87%) Solaris
16 5 (0.73%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (33.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 139 (20.20%) ITIL
3 89 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
4 76 (11.05%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (10.47%) Load Balancing
6 60 (8.72%) Service Management
7 56 (8.14%) Migration
8 51 (7.41%) Project Delivery
9 48 (6.98%) Configuration Management
9 48 (6.98%) High Availability
10 46 (6.69%) Service Delivery
11 45 (6.54%) Project Management
11 45 (6.54%) Root Cause Analysis
12 44 (6.40%) Change Management
13 41 (5.96%) DevOps
14 36 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
15 32 (4.65%) Information Security
15 32 (4.65%) Problem Management
16 30 (4.36%) Capacity Management
16 30 (4.36%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 176 (25.58%) PowerShell
2 96 (13.95%) SQL
3 52 (7.56%) Python
4 40 (5.81%) Bash Shell
5 36 (5.23%) C
6 21 (3.05%) VBScript
7 13 (1.89%) Perl
8 10 (1.45%) R
8 10 (1.45%) Ruby
8 10 (1.45%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.16%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.87%) PHP
11 5 (0.73%) C++
12 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.29%) C#
13 2 (0.29%) Go
13 2 (0.29%) Java
13 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.15%) Ada
14 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (15.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (11.77%) Security Cleared
3 63 (9.16%) MCSE
4 59 (8.58%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (7.99%) SC Cleared
6 48 (6.98%) CCNA
7 46 (6.69%) Degree
7 46 (6.69%) MCSA
8 45 (6.54%) DV Cleared
9 40 (5.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (3.34%) CCNP
11 21 (3.05%) Linux+ Certification
12 19 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (2.03%) AWS Certification
14 14 (2.03%) CISSP
14 14 (2.03%) GIAC
14 14 (2.03%) Network+ Certification
14 14 (2.03%) SANS
14 14 (2.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (11.19%) SLA
2 16 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.33%) QA
3 14 (2.03%) ISO 9001
4 11 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.87%) NIST
6 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.44%) GDPR
8 2 (0.29%) NCSC
8 2 (0.29%) RMADS
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) PMO
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 451 (65.55%) Active Directory
2 418 (60.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (26.02%) vSphere
4 138 (20.06%) Hyper-V
5 88 (12.79%) XenApp
6 84 (12.21%) Virtual Machines
7 77 (11.19%) XenDesktop
8 62 (9.01%) VMware NSX
9 40 (5.81%) Docker
10 37 (5.38%) Virtual Servers
11 28 (4.07%) NFS
12 23 (3.34%) Samba
12 23 (3.34%) Xen
13 17 (2.47%) VirtualBox
14 14 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (1.74%) vCloud
16 11 (1.60%) Firmware
16 11 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
17 9 (1.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 7 (1.02%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 160 (23.26%) vCenter Server
2 144 (20.93%) SCCM
3 56 (8.14%) vRealize
4 51 (7.41%) SCOM
5 48 (6.98%) Puppet
6 47 (6.83%) Ansible
6 47 (6.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 41 (5.96%) WSUS
8 37 (5.38%) Nagios
9 27 (3.92%) Kubernetes
10 20 (2.91%) Backup Exec
11 18 (2.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 18 (2.62%) ZABBIX
12 17 (2.47%) Jamf Pro
13 15 (2.18%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (2.03%) OpenNMS
15 12 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
16 11 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
17 10 (1.45%) Cacti
17 10 (1.45%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 650 (94.48%) VMware
2 366 (53.20%) Microsoft
3 190 (27.62%) Cisco
4 184 (26.74%) Citrix
5 122 (17.73%) NetApp
6 121 (17.59%) Veeam
7 81 (11.77%) EMC
7 81 (11.77%) HP
8 78 (11.34%) Red Hat
9 74 (10.76%) Dell
10 54 (7.85%) IBM
11 45 (6.54%) McAfee
12 32 (4.65%) Sophos
13 31 (4.51%) EqualLogic
14 30 (4.36%) Avaya
15 28 (4.07%) Juniper
15 28 (4.07%) SolarWinds
16 27 (3.92%) Oracle
17 26 (3.78%) 3PAR
17 26 (3.78%) Meraki