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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 742 563 438
Rank change year-on-year -179 -125 +61
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 590 476 489
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.45% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 1.85% 2.40% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 435 338 387
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +7.95%
75th Percentile £58,750 £59,688 £62,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 31,806 19,796 13,873
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.71% 18.52% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 15,681 14,341 11,478
10th Percentile £28,019 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £79,375 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 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 -138 537 £46,500 +3.33% 67
UK excluding London -106 400 £45,000 +5.88% 59
Work from Home -77 262 £47,500 -5.47% 25
South East +1 157 £45,750 +1.67% 14
London -179 150 £55,000 -3.51% 14
Midlands -83 69 £45,000 +20.00% 9
West Midlands -62 63 £45,000 +20.00% 8
North of England -107 60 £44,500 -11.00% 12
East of England -54 57 £42,500 - 5
South West -89 46 £45,000 +4.65% 13
North West -97 38 £41,000 -18.00% 5
Yorkshire -47 19 £46,500 +3.33% 5
Scotland -62 11 £50,000 +19.05% 4
East Midlands -55 6 £47,500 +26.67% 1
Channel Islands - 6 £50,000 - 1
North East -23 3 £26,500 -3.64% 2
Northern Ireland -16 2 £37,500 -25.00%
Wales -32 1 £37,000 +48.00% 1

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 555 (94.07%) VMware
2 428 (72.54%) Windows
3 395 (66.95%) Active Directory
4 373 (63.22%) Microsoft
5 339 (57.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 312 (52.88%) Windows Server
7 304 (51.53%) Azure
8 246 (41.69%) Microsoft 365
9 220 (37.29%) DNS
10 216 (36.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 192 (32.54%) Cisco
12 186 (31.53%) DHCP
13 184 (31.19%) AWS
14 183 (31.02%) Linux
15 174 (29.49%) PowerShell
16 173 (29.32%) vSphere
17 170 (28.81%) vCenter Server
18 162 (27.46%) Social Skills
19 150 (25.42%) ITIL
20 144 (24.41%) SAN
21 140 (23.73%) Firewall
22 139 (23.56%) Citrix
23 117 (19.83%) Veeam
24 114 (19.32%) Hyper-V
24 114 (19.32%) MS Exchange
25 112 (18.98%) Microsoft Certification
26 110 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
27 108 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
28 105 (17.80%) Ansible
29 100 (16.95%) SharePoint

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
1 114 (19.32%) MS Exchange
2 100 (16.95%) SharePoint
3 42 (7.12%) IIS
4 31 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (3.05%) Confluence
6 16 (2.71%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.19%) Apache
7 7 (1.19%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.51%) nginx
10 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.17%) CMS
11 1 (0.17%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.17%) Site Server
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (9.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Line 50
1 11 (1.86%) Sage 200
2 4 (0.68%) BambooHR
2 4 (0.68%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 304 (51.53%) Azure
2 246 (41.69%) Microsoft 365
3 184 (31.19%) AWS
4 93 (15.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (6.44%) SaaS
6 37 (6.27%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (6.10%) IaaS
8 26 (4.41%) PaaS
9 22 (3.73%) GCP
10 20 (3.39%) OneDrive
11 15 (2.54%) Mimecast
12 13 (2.20%) Azure DevOps
13 12 (2.03%) OpenShift
14 11 (1.86%) npm
14 11 (1.86%) Trello
15 9 (1.53%) IBM Cloud
16 8 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (1.36%) Serverless
17 7 (1.19%) Power Platform
17 7 (1.19%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 220 (37.29%) DNS
2 186 (31.53%) DHCP
3 144 (24.41%) SAN
4 140 (23.73%) Firewall
5 99 (16.78%) WAN
6 94 (15.93%) TCP/IP
7 79 (13.39%) LAN
8 72 (12.20%) VLAN
9 61 (10.34%) VPN
10 60 (10.17%) Remote Desktop
11 45 (7.63%) Network Security
12 42 (7.12%) VSAN
13 34 (5.76%) SNMP
14 33 (5.59%) NAS
15 32 (5.42%) Fibre Channel
15 32 (5.42%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (5.25%) MPLS
17 30 (5.08%) VoIP
18 28 (4.75%) NetScaler
19 22 (3.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.75%) InfluxDB
3 23 (3.90%) MySQL
4 18 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.86%) MS Access
7 8 (1.36%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.68%) Redis
9 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.17%) Data Vault
11 1 (0.17%) DB2
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (8.47%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.73%) JIRA
3 20 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.05%) Bitbucket
5 15 (2.54%) Subversion
6 12 (2.03%) Jaeger
6 12 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (1.86%) GitLab
8 7 (1.19%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.19%) Maven
8 7 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.19%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.51%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.17%) AutoIt
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.17%) Toad
General
1 162 (27.46%) Social Skills
2 98 (16.61%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (16.61%) Finance
3 67 (11.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 35 (5.93%) Telecoms
5 29 (4.92%) Law
5 29 (4.92%) Organisational Skills
6 21 (3.56%) Documentation Skills
7 13 (2.20%) Retail
8 12 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (1.86%) Banking
10 9 (1.53%) Back Office
11 8 (1.36%) Marketing
12 7 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (1.02%) Games
13 6 (1.02%) Legal
14 5 (0.85%) Automotive
14 5 (0.85%) Public Sector
15 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 195 (33.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 78 (13.22%) IT Engineer
3 57 (9.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 53 (8.98%) Support Engineer
5 50 (8.47%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 42 (7.12%) Analyst
7 39 (6.61%) Systems Engineer
8 36 (6.10%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (5.25%) VMware Engineer
10 29 (4.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 28 (4.75%) Architect
12 27 (4.58%) Project Manager
13 26 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
14 25 (4.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 25 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 23 (3.90%) Wintel Engineer
15 23 (3.90%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (3.73%) Windows Engineer
17 21 (3.56%) Graduate
17 21 (3.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.90%) Web Services
2 21 (3.56%) REST
3 16 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (2.20%) LDAP
5 11 (1.86%) libvirt
5 11 (1.86%) Node.js
6 9 (1.53%) SAML
7 8 (1.36%) Flash
8 6 (1.02%) XML
9 5 (0.85%) CSS
9 5 (0.85%) HTML
9 5 (0.85%) SOAP
10 3 (0.51%) Middleware
10 3 (0.51%) YAML
11 2 (0.34%) .NET
11 2 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
12 1 (0.17%) 802.1X
12 1 (0.17%) J2EE
12 1 (0.17%) Keycloak
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 99 (16.78%) Data Centre
2 85 (14.41%) Clustering
3 57 (9.66%) Replication
4 41 (6.95%) Cyberattack
5 31 (5.25%) Public Cloud
6 29 (4.92%) Cyber Defence
7 27 (4.58%) Social Media
8 26 (4.41%) Cybercrime
9 20 (3.39%) Private Cloud
10 19 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (2.88%) EMC VNX
11 17 (2.88%) Smartphone
12 16 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
13 15 (2.54%) Management Information System
13 15 (2.54%) PKI
14 14 (2.37%) Driving Licence
14 14 (2.37%) NHS
15 12 (2.03%) User Experience
16 11 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
17 7 (1.19%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 428 (72.54%) Windows
2 312 (52.88%) Windows Server
3 183 (31.02%) Linux
4 110 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 80 (13.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 79 (13.39%) Windows 10
7 71 (12.03%) Windows Server 2019
8 41 (6.95%) Ubuntu
9 39 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (4.75%) Kali Linux
11 25 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (4.07%) Unix
13 22 (3.73%) Mac OS
14 20 (3.39%) CentOS
15 16 (2.71%) Windows 7
16 11 (1.86%) Android
16 11 (1.86%) Apple iOS
16 11 (1.86%) VMS
17 10 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (36.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 150 (25.42%) ITIL
3 108 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (15.42%) Agile
5 87 (14.75%) Project Management
6 85 (14.41%) DevOps
7 62 (10.51%) Load Balancing
8 59 (10.00%) Change Management
9 53 (8.98%) Problem Management
10 51 (8.64%) Server Management
10 51 (8.64%) Service Delivery
10 51 (8.64%) Service Management
11 50 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 50 (8.47%) Project Delivery
12 49 (8.31%) Configuration Management
13 44 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 44 (7.46%) Infrastructure as Code
14 42 (7.12%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 42 (7.12%) Threat Intelligence
15 40 (6.78%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 174 (29.49%) PowerShell
2 70 (11.86%) SQL
3 64 (10.85%) Python
4 58 (9.83%) Bash
5 24 (4.07%) Perl
6 15 (2.54%) Go
7 14 (2.37%) VB
7 14 (2.37%) VBScript
8 6 (1.02%) C
9 5 (0.85%) Java
9 5 (0.85%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.17%) C++
10 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 112 (18.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (13.22%) Security Cleared
3 65 (11.02%) MCSE
4 60 (10.17%) SC Cleared
5 59 (10.00%) Degree
6 46 (7.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (5.93%) CCNA
9 33 (5.59%) MCSA
10 20 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
11 17 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (2.54%) CCA
12 15 (2.54%) DV Cleared
12 15 (2.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 15 (2.54%) MCITP
12 15 (2.54%) MCP
13 11 (1.86%) CISSP
13 11 (1.86%) VCAP
14 10 (1.69%) MCTS
15 9 (1.53%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.46%) SLA
2 12 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.86%) QA
4 5 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.51%) GDPR
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 395 (66.95%) Active Directory
2 339 (57.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (29.32%) vSphere
4 114 (19.32%) Hyper-V
5 69 (11.69%) Docker
6 64 (10.85%) XenApp
7 42 (7.12%) XenDesktop
8 39 (6.61%) Terminal Services
9 31 (5.25%) KVM
10 23 (3.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 16 (2.71%) Xen
12 14 (2.37%) VMware NSX
13 11 (1.86%) Ceph
14 10 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (1.53%) NFS
16 8 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (1.19%) BitLocker
17 7 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
18 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 170 (28.81%) vCenter Server
2 105 (17.80%) Ansible
3 97 (16.44%) SCCM
4 69 (11.69%) Kubernetes
5 66 (11.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 62 (10.51%) Terraform
7 58 (9.83%) WSUS
8 52 (8.81%) Microsoft Clustering
9 46 (7.80%) SCOM
10 35 (5.93%) Puppet
11 34 (5.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 27 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (3.90%) vRealize
14 21 (3.56%) SolarWinds Orion
15 20 (3.39%) Grafana
16 17 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
16 17 (2.88%) PowerCLI
16 17 (2.88%) SCOrch
17 16 (2.71%) logstash
17 16 (2.71%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 555 (94.07%) VMware
2 373 (63.22%) Microsoft
3 192 (32.54%) Cisco
4 139 (23.56%) Citrix
5 117 (19.83%) Veeam
6 75 (12.71%) HP
7 55 (9.32%) NetApp
8 52 (8.81%) EMC
9 50 (8.47%) IBM
10 47 (7.97%) Red Hat
11 44 (7.46%) Dell
12 39 (6.61%) SolarWinds
13 34 (5.76%) 3PAR
14 31 (5.25%) Brocade
15 27 (4.58%) Ruckus Wireless
16 26 (4.41%) Symantec
17 25 (4.24%) Sophos
18 24 (4.07%) Meraki
19 23 (3.90%) Commvault
19 23 (3.90%) Nimble Storage