Period
to 23 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 450 427 374
Rank change year-on-year -23 -53 -69
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 1132 1363 1874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.72% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 4.94% 5.78% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 989 1177 1568
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +6.41% -7.14%

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 22919 23581 24894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.06% 12.44% 11.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19293 19844 20760
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,689
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%

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 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 1025 £45,000 - 29
UK excluding London -53 665 £40,000 -3.61% 22
London -1 451 £52,500 -4.55% 8
South East -87 187 £40,000 -9.09% 10
North of England +14 173 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Yorkshire +32 122 £40,000 +2.56% 1
South West +15 85 £42,500 +18.06% 2
Midlands +24 80 £36,500 +12.31% 5
Scotland +47 64 £52,500 +23.53%
East of England -68 54 £43,750 -2.78% 1
West Midlands +21 51 £36,500 +16.80% 3
North West +18 50 £32,500 -23.53% 2
East Midlands +21 29 £42,500 +28.79% 2
Wales +13 21 £38,500 +16.67% 1
Channel Islands +2 5 £32,500 -10.96%
North East +11 1 £27,500 -36.42%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 1063 (93.90%) VMware
2 947 (83.66%) Windows
3 717 (63.34%) Active Directory
4 661 (58.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 636 (56.18%) Windows Server
6 621 (54.86%) Microsoft
7 513 (45.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 459 (40.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 429 (37.90%) Linux
10 401 (35.42%) MS Exchange
11 375 (33.13%) Cisco
12 369 (32.60%) SAN
13 362 (31.98%) DNS
14 344 (30.39%) Firewall
15 324 (28.62%) ITIL
16 300 (26.50%) Citrix
17 287 (25.35%) SQL
18 271 (23.94%) DHCP
19 267 (23.59%) SQL Server
20 258 (22.79%) PowerShell
21 244 (21.55%) SCCM
22 238 (21.02%) Office 365
23 233 (20.58%) vSphere
24 227 (20.05%) vCenter Server
25 221 (19.52%) Microsoft Azure
26 216 (19.08%) Hyper-V
27 204 (18.02%) Microsoft Certification
28 200 (17.67%) HP
29 193 (17.05%) Finance
30 190 (16.78%) TCP/IP

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
1 401 (35.42%) MS Exchange
2 182 (16.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 132 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 108 (9.54%) IIS
5 105 (9.28%) SharePoint
5 105 (9.28%) Skype for Business
6 66 (5.83%) Apache
7 45 (3.98%) Tomcat
8 38 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 19 (1.68%) OpenStack
11 18 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 16 (1.41%) WebSphere
13 14 (1.24%) IBM Domino
13 14 (1.24%) nginx
13 14 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.97%) Confluence
15 10 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.88%) WordPress
16 8 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 108 (9.54%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.088%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.53%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.18%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 238 (21.02%) Office 365
2 221 (19.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (11.13%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (2.83%) Mimecast
4 32 (2.83%) PaaS
5 25 (2.21%) IaaS
6 24 (2.12%) SaaS
7 17 (1.50%) OneDrive
8 14 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.15%) G Suite
10 10 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.62%) GitHub
13 6 (0.53%) Dropbox
14 5 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.27%) Oracle CX
17 2 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 369 (32.60%) SAN
2 362 (31.98%) DNS
3 344 (30.39%) Firewall
4 271 (23.94%) DHCP
5 190 (16.78%) TCP/IP
6 162 (14.31%) VPN
7 146 (12.90%) WAN
8 136 (12.01%) LAN
9 113 (9.98%) VLAN
10 100 (8.83%) NAS
11 80 (7.07%) iSCSI
12 70 (6.18%) Skype
13 68 (6.01%) NetScaler
14 57 (5.04%) VoIP
15 53 (4.68%) Remote Desktop
16 48 (4.24%) Network Security
16 48 (4.24%) Wireless
17 45 (3.98%) Cisco ASA
18 43 (3.80%) MPLS
19 42 (3.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (23.59%) SQL Server
2 82 (7.24%) MySQL
3 50 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (3.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 38 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 29 (2.56%) MongoDB
7 23 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
7 23 (2.03%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
9 19 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
10 16 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (0.97%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.44%) Looker
15 5 (0.44%) Relational Database
16 4 (0.35%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 30 (2.65%) JIRA
2 29 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.39%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.77%) MSI
5 16 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (1.15%) Subversion
7 11 (0.97%) Redmine
8 7 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.44%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.44%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.27%) Ant
11 3 (0.27%) GitLab
11 3 (0.27%) Maven
12 2 (0.18%) TestRail
13 1 (0.088%) TestLink
General
1 193 (17.05%) Finance
2 56 (4.95%) Law
3 48 (4.24%) Legal
4 44 (3.89%) Banking
5 38 (3.36%) Games
6 27 (2.39%) Retail
7 21 (1.86%) Advertising
7 21 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.68%) Retail Banking
8 19 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.35%) Back Office
11 4 (0.35%) Electronics
11 4 (0.35%) French Language
12 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.27%) Marketing
12 3 (0.27%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.18%) Automotive
13 2 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 309 (27.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 176 (15.55%) Analyst
3 110 (9.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 108 (9.54%) Support Engineer
5 96 (8.48%) Administrator
6 93 (8.22%) VMware Engineer
7 85 (7.51%) Systems Administrator
8 76 (6.71%) Systems Engineer
9 68 (6.01%) IT Engineer
9 68 (6.01%) Windows Engineer
10 64 (5.65%) Team Leader
11 63 (5.57%) Infrastructure Support
11 63 (5.57%) Linux Engineer
12 62 (5.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 61 (5.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 59 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
15 58 (5.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 57 (5.04%) IT Support
17 56 (4.95%) Support Analyst
18 48 (4.24%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.47%) Software Packaging
2 26 (2.30%) LAMP
2 26 (2.30%) Web Services
3 16 (1.41%) Middleware
4 14 (1.24%) .NET
5 11 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (0.88%) LEMP Stack
6 10 (0.88%) Memcached
7 5 (0.44%) Java EE
7 5 (0.44%) XML
8 4 (0.35%) Django
8 4 (0.35%) FreeSWITCH
8 4 (0.35%) PHP-FPM
8 4 (0.35%) REST
8 4 (0.35%) STL
8 4 (0.35%) WSGI
9 3 (0.27%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.27%) CSS
9 3 (0.27%) JSON
9 3 (0.27%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 181 (15.99%) Data Centre
2 145 (12.81%) Clustering
3 92 (8.13%) Replication
4 65 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (5.12%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.92%) Blackberry
7 30 (2.65%) EMC VNX
7 30 (2.65%) Private Cloud
8 29 (2.56%) Virtual Team
9 20 (1.77%) User Experience
10 16 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.24%) EMC VMAX
12 13 (1.15%) Handset
13 12 (1.06%) Fat Client
13 12 (1.06%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.80%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.80%) HP Storage
14 9 (0.80%) iPad
14 9 (0.80%) iPhone
15 8 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 947 (83.66%) Windows
2 636 (56.18%) Windows Server
3 513 (45.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 459 (40.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 429 (37.90%) Linux
6 142 (12.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 133 (11.75%) Windows 7
8 104 (9.19%) Windows 10
9 101 (8.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 98 (8.66%) Unix
11 89 (7.86%) CentOS
12 56 (4.95%) Ubuntu
13 43 (3.80%) Solaris
14 24 (2.12%) Mac OS
14 24 (2.12%) Mac OS X
14 24 (2.12%) Windows 8
15 16 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (1.41%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.15%) Debian
17 8 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (28.62%) ITIL
2 114 (10.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 104 (9.19%) Service Delivery
4 102 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (8.57%) DevOps
6 87 (7.69%) Migration
7 85 (7.51%) High Availability
8 84 (7.42%) Project Management
9 79 (6.98%) Problem Management
10 72 (6.36%) Mentoring
11 70 (6.18%) Information Security
12 68 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 66 (5.83%) Service Management
14 65 (5.74%) Business Continuity
14 65 (5.74%) Kalman Filter
15 64 (5.65%) Asset Management
15 64 (5.65%) Root Cause Analysis
16 62 (5.48%) ITIL V3
17 59 (5.21%) Load Balancing
18 58 (5.12%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 287 (25.35%) SQL
2 258 (22.79%) PowerShell
3 104 (9.19%) Bash Shell
4 76 (6.71%) Python
5 61 (5.39%) Perl
6 55 (4.86%) Java
7 48 (4.24%) C
8 17 (1.50%) Korn
8 17 (1.50%) PHP
8 17 (1.50%) VBScript
9 14 (1.24%) Ruby
10 12 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.97%) JavaScript
12 10 (0.88%) AWK
12 10 (0.88%) sed
13 8 (0.71%) C#
14 7 (0.62%) VB
15 6 (0.53%) C++
16 5 (0.44%) Scala
17 4 (0.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 204 (18.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 168 (14.84%) MCSE
3 105 (9.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 104 (9.19%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (8.75%) Degree
6 92 (8.13%) CCNA
7 79 (6.98%) MCSA
8 60 (5.30%) Security Cleared
9 42 (3.71%) DV Cleared
10 40 (3.53%) MCP
11 32 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
12 30 (2.65%) CCNP
12 30 (2.65%) MCITP
13 27 (2.39%) CISSP
14 25 (2.21%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (1.86%) CCA
16 20 (1.77%) SANS
17 19 (1.68%) Network+ Certification
17 19 (1.68%) SC Cleared
17 19 (1.68%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.83%) SLA
2 45 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.24%) QA
5 6 (0.53%) COBIT
6 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.44%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.088%) GCP
System Software
1 717 (63.34%) Active Directory
2 661 (58.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (20.58%) vSphere
4 216 (19.08%) Hyper-V
5 139 (12.28%) XenApp
6 110 (9.72%) XenDesktop
7 65 (5.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 64 (5.65%) NFS
9 54 (4.77%) VMware NSX
10 39 (3.45%) Terminal Services
11 37 (3.27%) Docker
12 34 (3.00%) XenServer
13 31 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
14 26 (2.30%) DFS Replication
15 25 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
16 22 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
17 20 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
18 17 (1.50%) Firmware
19 16 (1.41%) KVM
20 15 (1.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 244 (21.55%) SCCM
2 227 (20.05%) vCenter Server
3 147 (12.99%) SCOM
4 109 (9.63%) Puppet
5 92 (8.13%) Backup Exec
5 92 (8.13%) WSUS
6 79 (6.98%) Nagios
7 72 (6.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 69 (6.10%) Ansible
9 66 (5.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 55 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
11 52 (4.59%) SCOrch
12 37 (3.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 33 (2.92%) SCDPM
13 33 (2.92%) vMotion
14 27 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 26 (2.30%) Cacti
16 25 (2.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 25 (2.21%) vRealize
17 22 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1063 (93.90%) VMware
2 621 (54.86%) Microsoft
3 375 (33.13%) Cisco
4 300 (26.50%) Citrix
5 200 (17.67%) HP
6 154 (13.60%) Red Hat
7 144 (12.72%) NetApp
8 132 (11.66%) Symantec
9 95 (8.39%) Dell
10 92 (8.13%) EMC
11 80 (7.07%) Oracle
12 61 (5.39%) F5
13 59 (5.21%) Juniper
14 57 (5.04%) Veeam
15 54 (4.77%) SolarWinds
16 42 (3.71%) IBM
17 40 (3.53%) Forcepoint
18 38 (3.36%) Altiris
19 37 (3.27%) Google
20 36 (3.18%) Veritas