Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 452 475 402
Rank change year-on-year +23 -73 -57
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 1,095 1,065 1,544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.60% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 4.39% 4.75% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 821 934 1,371
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.56% -3.44% -

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 24,919 22,444 24,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.63% 12.73% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 20,158 18,938 20,945
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,370 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.76% +2.32% -

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 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Top 18 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 17 August 2018. 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 +19 984 £45,000 - 129
UK excluding London +48 702 £40,000 +3.56% 96
London -36 329 £55,000 +4.76% 37
South East +38 196 £48,750 +14.71% 29
North of England -10 142 £38,500 +5.48% 26
East of England +97 131 £50,000 +25.00% 16
Midlands +75 127 £40,000 +6.67% 10
West Midlands +80 92 £40,000 +9.59% 7
Yorkshire -5 76 £41,500 +10.67% 12
North West +7 65 £21,000 -35.38% 12
South West -23 59 £43,750 +9.38% 11
East Midlands +17 35 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Scotland -22 33 £42,500 -19.05% 3
Wales -4 9 £42,500 +18.06% 1
Channel Islands -8 4 £29,500 -9.23%
North East -25 1 £27,000 -1.82% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £32,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 1,055 (96.35%) VMware
2 878 (80.18%) Windows
3 669 (61.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 637 (58.17%) Windows Server
5 591 (53.97%) Active Directory
6 583 (53.24%) Microsoft
7 401 (36.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 376 (34.34%) Linux
9 342 (31.23%) Hyper-V
10 331 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 328 (29.95%) Citrix
12 326 (29.77%) Microsoft Azure
13 311 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 303 (27.67%) Office 365
15 290 (26.48%) Firewall
16 282 (25.75%) SAN
17 266 (24.29%) MS Exchange
18 256 (23.38%) Cisco
19 250 (22.83%) ITIL
20 247 (22.56%) vSphere
21 243 (22.19%) vCenter Server
22 234 (21.37%) DNS
23 230 (21.00%) XenApp
24 201 (18.36%) SQL Server
25 200 (18.26%) XenDesktop
25 200 (18.26%) PowerShell
26 197 (17.99%) Amazon AWS
27 192 (17.53%) Finance
28 190 (17.35%) DHCP
29 187 (17.08%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 266 (24.29%) MS Exchange
2 119 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 80 (7.31%) IIS
4 70 (6.39%) SharePoint
4 70 (6.39%) Skype for Business
5 53 (4.84%) OpenStack
6 36 (3.29%) Tomcat
7 33 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 24 (2.19%) Apache
10 14 (1.28%) Confluence
10 14 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 12 (1.10%) GlassFish
11 12 (1.10%) JBoss
11 12 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.10%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
12 10 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.73%) nginx
Applications
1 110 (10.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.091%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.091%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.091%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 326 (29.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 303 (27.67%) Office 365
3 197 (17.99%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (3.11%) IaaS
5 33 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (2.83%) PaaS
7 25 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (2.01%) SaaS
9 19 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (1.74%) Amazon S3
10 16 (1.46%) Mimecast
11 15 (1.37%) OneDrive
12 13 (1.19%) Serverless
13 12 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
15 9 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.64%) G Suite
17 7 (0.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 290 (26.48%) Firewall
2 282 (25.75%) SAN
3 234 (21.37%) DNS
4 190 (17.35%) DHCP
5 163 (14.89%) LAN
6 156 (14.25%) TCP/IP
7 152 (13.88%) WAN
8 134 (12.24%) NetScaler
9 68 (6.21%) VPN
10 62 (5.66%) Skype
11 51 (4.66%) NAS
12 50 (4.57%) VLAN
13 48 (4.38%) VoIP
14 42 (3.84%) Cisco ASA
15 39 (3.56%) Internet
16 36 (3.29%) SSL
17 35 (3.20%) iSCSI
18 34 (3.11%) VSAN
19 33 (3.01%) IPsec
20 27 (2.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (18.36%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.02%) MySQL
3 32 (2.92%) Big Data
4 23 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
6 17 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (1.10%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (0.55%) MariaDB
11 6 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.27%) Power BI
12 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.18%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.18%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (4.02%) Jenkins
2 40 (3.65%) Git (software)
3 38 (3.47%) JIRA
4 17 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.10%) Redmine
6 10 (0.91%) WinDbg
7 9 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (0.82%) Mercurial
8 8 (0.73%) MSI
9 7 (0.64%) SoapUI
9 7 (0.64%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.64%) WiX
10 6 (0.55%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.46%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.46%) Buildbot
11 5 (0.46%) Chocolatey
11 5 (0.46%) Trac
11 5 (0.46%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 192 (17.53%) Finance
2 43 (3.93%) Law
3 39 (3.56%) Advertising
4 38 (3.47%) Legal
5 27 (2.47%) Marketing
6 24 (2.19%) Retail
7 20 (1.83%) Games
8 17 (1.55%) Banking
9 13 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.82%) Military
12 8 (0.73%) German Language
13 7 (0.64%) Back Office
14 6 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.55%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.46%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.37%) Electronics
16 4 (0.37%) French Language
16 4 (0.37%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.37%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 276 (25.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 118 (10.78%) Systems Engineer
3 88 (8.04%) VMware Engineer
4 86 (7.85%) Architect
5 81 (7.40%) Support Engineer
6 77 (7.03%) Analyst
7 74 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 69 (6.30%) Linux Engineer
9 65 (5.94%) Administrator
9 65 (5.94%) Infrastructure Support
10 63 (5.75%) Windows Engineer
11 53 (4.84%) Team Leader
12 51 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
13 50 (4.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 49 (4.47%) Systems Administrator
15 47 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
16 45 (4.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
16 45 (4.11%) Support Analyst
17 43 (3.93%) Infrastructure Team Leader
17 43 (3.93%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (6.30%) Web Services
2 24 (2.19%) LAMP
3 19 (1.74%) Middleware
4 18 (1.64%) JSON
5 15 (1.37%) .NET
6 13 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (1.10%) LDAP
8 11 (1.00%) REST
9 10 (0.91%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.91%) JMS
9 10 (0.91%) Velocity
10 9 (0.82%) HTML
10 9 (0.82%) SOAP
11 7 (0.64%) CSS
11 7 (0.64%) MFC
11 7 (0.64%) WCF
11 7 (0.64%) WPF
11 7 (0.64%) XML
11 7 (0.64%) XSD
11 7 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 180 (16.44%) Data Centre
2 95 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (5.66%) Private Cloud
4 57 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (4.29%) Replication
6 46 (4.20%) Computer Science
7 44 (4.02%) Management Information System
8 40 (3.65%) Public Cloud
9 39 (3.56%) Enterprise Storage
10 36 (3.29%) Clustering
11 31 (2.83%) EMC VNX
12 22 (2.01%) HP Storage
13 18 (1.64%) Driving Licence
13 18 (1.64%) Fat Client
13 18 (1.64%) Thin Client
14 17 (1.55%) User Experience
15 14 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
16 13 (1.19%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 878 (80.18%) Windows
2 637 (58.17%) Windows Server
3 376 (34.34%) Linux
4 331 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 311 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 172 (15.71%) Windows 10
7 134 (12.24%) Windows 7
8 100 (9.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 65 (5.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 63 (5.75%) Unix
11 48 (4.38%) CentOS
12 35 (3.20%) Ubuntu
12 35 (3.20%) Windows 8
13 28 (2.56%) Debian
14 20 (1.83%) Solaris
15 18 (1.64%) HPUX
16 17 (1.55%) Fedora
17 16 (1.46%) Mac OS
18 15 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
19 13 (1.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (36.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 250 (22.83%) ITIL
3 175 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
4 136 (12.42%) Project Management
5 106 (9.68%) DevOps
6 88 (8.04%) Migration
7 83 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 78 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 73 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (6.48%) Root Cause Analysis
11 70 (6.39%) Service Management
12 68 (6.21%) Presales
13 62 (5.66%) Line Management
14 59 (5.39%) Configuration Management
15 57 (5.21%) Problem Management
16 56 (5.11%) Service Delivery
16 56 (5.11%) Time Management
17 49 (4.47%) Customer Requirements
17 49 (4.47%) Mentoring
17 49 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (18.26%) PowerShell
2 99 (9.04%) Python
3 94 (8.58%) Bash Shell
4 92 (8.40%) SQL
5 41 (3.74%) Perl
6 33 (3.01%) C
6 33 (3.01%) Ruby
7 28 (2.56%) Java
8 21 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 18 (1.64%) PHP
10 13 (1.19%) VBScript
11 12 (1.10%) Go
11 12 (1.10%) Korn
11 12 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.00%) C#
13 5 (0.46%) VB
14 2 (0.18%) C++
14 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.091%) AWK
Qualifications
1 187 (17.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (13.70%) MCSE
3 141 (12.88%) Degree
4 112 (10.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 111 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (8.95%) CCNA
7 75 (6.85%) Security Cleared
8 57 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
9 50 (4.57%) Citrix Certification
10 45 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
11 44 (4.02%) DV Cleared
12 33 (3.01%) SC Cleared
13 28 (2.56%) MCITP
14 26 (2.37%) MCSA
15 20 (1.83%) DBS Check
16 18 (1.64%) CISSP
17 17 (1.55%) GIAC
17 17 (1.55%) Linux+ Certification
17 17 (1.55%) Network+ Certification
17 17 (1.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.66%) SLA
2 34 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (2.56%) GDPR
4 21 (1.92%) COBIT
5 10 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.46%) QA
7 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.27%) COSHH
8 3 (0.27%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.18%) PMO
10 1 (0.091%) GCP
10 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 669 (61.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 591 (53.97%) Active Directory
3 342 (31.23%) Hyper-V
4 247 (22.56%) vSphere
5 230 (21.00%) XenApp
6 200 (18.26%) XenDesktop
7 104 (9.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 75 (6.85%) Docker
9 57 (5.21%) VMware NSX
10 34 (3.11%) NFS
11 31 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
11 31 (2.83%) XenServer
12 25 (2.28%) Terminal Services
13 20 (1.83%) KVM
14 19 (1.74%) Xen
15 18 (1.64%) Samba
16 15 (1.37%) Firmware
17 14 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
18 13 (1.19%) Ceph
19 12 (1.10%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 243 (22.19%) vCenter Server
2 165 (15.07%) SCCM
3 91 (8.31%) Puppet
4 73 (6.67%) Ansible
5 69 (6.30%) SCOrch
6 66 (6.03%) SCOM
7 57 (5.21%) WSUS
8 55 (5.02%) Kubernetes
9 48 (4.38%) vRealize
10 46 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
11 45 (4.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 42 (3.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 42 (3.84%) Microsoft Intune
13 32 (2.92%) Nagios
14 29 (2.65%) Backup Exec
15 25 (2.28%) SCVMM
16 23 (2.10%) HP Data Protector
17 22 (2.01%) vMotion
18 21 (1.92%) Terraform
19 20 (1.83%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1,055 (96.35%) VMware
2 583 (53.24%) Microsoft
3 328 (29.95%) Citrix
4 256 (23.38%) Cisco
5 135 (12.33%) HP
6 98 (8.95%) Red Hat
7 94 (8.58%) Veeam
8 87 (7.95%) EMC
9 85 (7.76%) NetApp
10 60 (5.48%) IBM
11 58 (5.30%) Dell
12 53 (4.84%) SolarWinds
13 51 (4.66%) Symantec
14 46 (4.20%) Apple
15 44 (4.02%) Ivanti
16 42 (3.84%) Oracle
17 41 (3.74%) 3PAR
18 35 (3.20%) McAfee
18 35 (3.20%) ServiceNow
19 34 (3.11%) SonicWALL