Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 454 488 419
Rank change year-on-year +34 -69 -77
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 1,106 942 1,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.55% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 4.58% 4.46% 6.08%
Number of salaries quoted 803 828 1,353
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,350 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% -

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 24,128 21,121 24,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.03% 12.38% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 19,576 17,663 21,097
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +4.17%

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 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 +21 971 £47,500 +11.76% 141
UK excluding London +28 668 £41,500 +10.67% 102
London -5 345 £57,500 +9.52% 49
South East -17 180 £45,000 - 30
Midlands +102 158 £40,000 +13.36% 12
East of England +65 128 £50,000 +25.00% 12
West Midlands +102 123 £40,000 +16.79% 10
North of England -67 104 £40,000 +9.59% 24
Yorkshire -16 68 £40,000 +8.11% 8
South West -11 57 £43,750 +25.00% 14
Scotland -11 39 £45,000 -10.89% 6
East Midlands +13 35 £40,000 +6.67% 2
North West -34 35 £35,000 -4.11% 7
Wales +16 17 £49,500 +60.98% 4
Channel Islands -6 1 £29,500 -9.23%
North East -24 1 £27,000 - 9
Isle of Man - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 1,073 (97.02%) VMware
2 941 (85.08%) Windows
3 685 (61.93%) Windows Server
4 631 (57.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 609 (55.06%) Microsoft
6 593 (53.62%) Active Directory
7 365 (33.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 361 (32.64%) Citrix
9 358 (32.37%) Microsoft Azure
10 357 (32.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 334 (30.20%) Hyper-V
12 315 (28.48%) vCenter Server
13 305 (27.58%) Cisco
14 304 (27.49%) Linux
15 295 (26.67%) ITIL
16 290 (26.22%) vSphere
17 288 (26.04%) Firewall
18 266 (24.05%) Data Centre
19 264 (23.87%) SAN
20 263 (23.78%) Office 365
21 262 (23.69%) MS Exchange
22 239 (21.61%) XenApp
23 231 (20.89%) DNS
24 226 (20.43%) SQL Server
25 214 (19.35%) XenDesktop
26 213 (19.26%) LAN
27 209 (18.90%) WAN
28 183 (16.55%) PowerShell
29 180 (16.27%) Degree
30 176 (15.91%) SCCM

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
1 262 (23.69%) MS Exchange
2 116 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (4.52%) IIS
5 46 (4.16%) Skype for Business
6 35 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 35 (3.16%) SharePoint
7 27 (2.44%) OpenStack
8 24 (2.17%) Apache
9 18 (1.63%) Oracle Service Bus
10 15 (1.36%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.27%) Confluence
11 14 (1.27%) nginx
12 11 (0.99%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (0.72%) JBoss
15 8 (0.72%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
16 7 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 135 (12.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.090%) InDesign
4 1 (0.090%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.090%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.090%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.090%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.090%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.090%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.090%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.090%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 358 (32.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 263 (23.78%) Office 365
3 158 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (5.24%) IaaS
5 39 (3.53%) PaaS
6 29 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (1.99%) IBM Cloud
8 20 (1.81%) Bluemix
8 20 (1.81%) Mimecast
9 19 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (1.63%) Amazon S3
11 16 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.90%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.81%) GitHub
14 9 (0.81%) Route 53
14 9 (0.81%) SaaS
15 8 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.72%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 288 (26.04%) Firewall
2 264 (23.87%) SAN
3 231 (20.89%) DNS
4 213 (19.26%) LAN
5 209 (18.90%) WAN
6 176 (15.91%) NetScaler
7 170 (15.37%) DHCP
8 124 (11.21%) TCP/IP
9 70 (6.33%) VPN
10 63 (5.70%) VoIP
11 60 (5.42%) Network Security
12 57 (5.15%) VLAN
13 41 (3.71%) Remote Desktop
13 41 (3.71%) Skype
14 40 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
15 39 (3.53%) iSCSI
16 38 (3.44%) NAS
17 36 (3.25%) SSL
18 32 (2.89%) Internet
19 31 (2.80%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.98%) MySQL
3 29 (2.62%) Big Data
4 23 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.63%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.45%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.45%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.45%) Redis
12 4 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.36%) RavenDB
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 41 (3.71%) JIRA
2 35 (3.16%) Jenkins
3 31 (2.80%) Git (software)
4 26 (2.35%) TeamCity
5 20 (1.81%) MSI
5 20 (1.81%) Subversion
5 20 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (1.18%) WiX
8 11 (0.99%) Vagrant
9 10 (0.90%) Redmine
10 7 (0.63%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.54%) Ant
11 6 (0.54%) Maven
11 6 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.45%) Bugzilla
12 5 (0.45%) Buildbot
12 5 (0.45%) Gradle
12 5 (0.45%) Trac
12 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 166 (15.01%) Finance
2 53 (4.79%) Advertising
3 52 (4.70%) Law
4 40 (3.62%) Legal
5 27 (2.44%) Marketing
6 21 (1.90%) Games
6 21 (1.90%) Retail
7 20 (1.81%) Banking
8 13 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.54%) Online Betting
11 5 (0.45%) Back Office
11 5 (0.45%) German Language
11 5 (0.45%) Military
12 4 (0.36%) Billing
12 4 (0.36%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.090%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 224 (20.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 134 (12.12%) Architect
3 130 (11.75%) Systems Engineer
4 118 (10.67%) VMware Engineer
5 114 (10.31%) Support Engineer
6 88 (7.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 72 (6.51%) Windows Engineer
8 70 (6.33%) Infrastructure Support
9 68 (6.15%) Technical Architect
10 67 (6.06%) Team Leader
11 62 (5.61%) Analyst
11 62 (5.61%) Linux Engineer
12 58 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
12 58 (5.24%) Infrastructure Team Leader
13 53 (4.79%) Administrator
14 52 (4.70%) IT Engineer
15 48 (4.34%) DevOps Engineer
16 47 (4.25%) Server Engineer
17 46 (4.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 44 (3.98%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (6.78%) Web Services
2 24 (2.17%) Middleware
3 19 (1.72%) .NET
4 14 (1.27%) JSON
5 13 (1.18%) .NET Framework
5 13 (1.18%) AngularJS
5 13 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (1.18%) CSS
5 13 (1.18%) Dapper ORM
5 13 (1.18%) Entity Framework
5 13 (1.18%) HTML
5 13 (1.18%) MFC
5 13 (1.18%) NHibernate
5 13 (1.18%) WCF
5 13 (1.18%) WPF
6 10 (0.90%) Angular 2
6 10 (0.90%) REST
6 10 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (0.81%) LEMP Stack
8 8 (0.72%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 266 (24.05%) Data Centre
2 84 (7.59%) Self-Motivation
3 74 (6.69%) Public Cloud
4 57 (5.15%) Computer Science
5 55 (4.97%) Clustering
6 54 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (3.80%) Private Cloud
8 40 (3.62%) Enterprise Storage
9 39 (3.53%) Management Information System
10 28 (2.53%) Replication
11 27 (2.44%) Driving Licence
12 26 (2.35%) User Experience
13 24 (2.17%) Fat Client
13 24 (2.17%) Thin Client
14 23 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.63%) EMC VNX
15 18 (1.63%) IBM Mainframe
15 18 (1.63%) Mainframe
16 15 (1.36%) HP Storage
17 11 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 941 (85.08%) Windows
2 685 (61.93%) Windows Server
3 365 (33.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 357 (32.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 304 (27.49%) Linux
6 160 (14.47%) Windows 10
7 109 (9.86%) Windows 7
8 66 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 58 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 48 (4.34%) Unix
11 29 (2.62%) Windows 8
12 25 (2.26%) CentOS
13 19 (1.72%) Ubuntu
14 18 (1.63%) HPUX
14 18 (1.63%) VMS
15 16 (1.45%) Mac OS
15 16 (1.45%) Mac OS X
16 15 (1.36%) Debian
16 15 (1.36%) Solaris
17 8 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (26.67%) ITIL
2 143 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
3 129 (11.66%) Project Management
4 104 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
4 104 (9.40%) Presales
5 90 (8.14%) Line Management
6 87 (7.87%) DevOps
7 78 (7.05%) Time Management
8 77 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 76 (6.87%) Customer Requirements
10 75 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
11 74 (6.69%) Business Development
12 73 (6.60%) Service Delivery
13 72 (6.51%) Migration
14 68 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
15 67 (6.06%) Application Packaging
16 60 (5.42%) Mentoring
17 55 (4.97%) Configuration Management
18 53 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
19 51 (4.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 183 (16.55%) PowerShell
2 128 (11.57%) SQL
3 44 (3.98%) Python
4 35 (3.16%) Bash Shell
5 32 (2.89%) Java
6 28 (2.53%) C
7 26 (2.35%) Perl
8 20 (1.81%) JavaScript
9 17 (1.54%) C#
10 15 (1.36%) Ruby
10 15 (1.36%) VBScript
11 13 (1.18%) PHP
12 10 (0.90%) Korn
13 8 (0.72%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.54%) C++
15 2 (0.18%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.090%) Go
16 1 (0.090%) VB
Qualifications
1 180 (16.27%) Degree
2 174 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 161 (14.56%) MCSE
4 123 (11.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 76 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (6.24%) Security Cleared
7 64 (5.79%) CCNA
8 56 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
9 53 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 48 (4.34%) DV Cleared
11 43 (3.89%) SC Cleared
12 37 (3.35%) Citrix Certification
13 33 (2.98%) MCITP
14 23 (2.08%) MCSA
15 16 (1.45%) CCNP
15 16 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
16 14 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (1.18%) CCA
17 13 (1.18%) CompTIA Security+
17 13 (1.18%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (8.86%) SLA
2 48 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.99%) COBIT
3 22 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.36%) GDPR
5 12 (1.08%) QA
6 7 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.27%) COSHH
7 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 631 (57.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 593 (53.62%) Active Directory
3 334 (30.20%) Hyper-V
4 290 (26.22%) vSphere
5 239 (21.61%) XenApp
6 214 (19.35%) XenDesktop
7 131 (11.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 85 (7.69%) VMware NSX
9 47 (4.25%) Docker
10 38 (3.44%) XenServer
11 36 (3.25%) Terminal Services
12 35 (3.16%) NFS
13 32 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (0.99%) Firmware
15 10 (0.90%) KVM
15 10 (0.90%) Samba
15 10 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.81%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.81%) Xen
17 8 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 315 (28.48%) vCenter Server
2 176 (15.91%) SCCM
3 95 (8.59%) SCOM
4 88 (7.96%) SCOrch
5 66 (5.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 65 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 63 (5.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 62 (5.61%) Puppet
9 59 (5.33%) WSUS
10 56 (5.06%) Ansible
11 46 (4.16%) vMotion
12 40 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
12 40 (3.62%) SCVMM
13 37 (3.35%) Backup Exec
14 31 (2.80%) Kubernetes
14 31 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 29 (2.62%) Nagios
16 27 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
16 27 (2.44%) vRealize
17 24 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1,073 (97.02%) VMware
2 609 (55.06%) Microsoft
3 361 (32.64%) Citrix
4 305 (27.58%) Cisco
5 149 (13.47%) HP
6 91 (8.23%) NetApp
7 73 (6.60%) Veeam
8 66 (5.97%) Apple
8 66 (5.97%) Red Hat
9 57 (5.15%) Dell
9 57 (5.15%) Ivanti
10 55 (4.97%) Oracle
11 53 (4.79%) Symantec
12 48 (4.34%) IBM
13 46 (4.16%) EMC
14 40 (3.62%) SolarWinds
15 38 (3.44%) CommVault
16 35 (3.16%) Juniper
17 32 (2.89%) 3PAR
18 31 (2.80%) Meraki