Period
to 23 August 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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 467 395 346
Rank change year-on-year -72 -49 -36
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 1073 1533 2017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.78% 0.93%
As % of the System Software category 4.78% 6.23% 7.99%
Number of salaries quoted 944 1360 1655
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% - -5.88%

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 22466 24608 25245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 12.51% 11.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18922 20857 20894
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,425
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +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 August 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 August 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 -62 980 £45,000 - 44
UK excluding London -65 626 £39,500 -1.25% 35
London -64 428 £52,500 -4.55% 11
North of England +47 185 £36,500 -5.19% 7
South East -109 163 £42,500 -1.16% 10
Yorkshire +55 126 £37,500 -1.32% 3
South West -15 86 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Midlands +25 71 £37,500 +19.05% 4
North West -7 56 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Scotland +51 50 £52,500 +20.00%
East of England -69 46 £40,000 -5.88% 3
West Midlands +16 44 £36,750 +22.50% 3
East Midlands +10 27 £37,500 +13.64% 1
Wales -1 19 £37,500 +13.64% 1
Channel Islands +2 7 £32,500 -10.96%
North East +11 3 £27,500 -36.42%

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1016 (94.69%) VMware
2 875 (81.55%) Windows
3 695 (64.77%) Active Directory
4 634 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 606 (56.48%) Windows Server
6 579 (53.96%) Microsoft
7 492 (45.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 443 (41.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 388 (36.16%) DNS
10 385 (35.88%) MS Exchange
11 370 (34.48%) Linux
12 352 (32.81%) SAN
13 342 (31.87%) Cisco
14 301 (28.05%) Firewall
15 294 (27.40%) ITIL
16 278 (25.91%) DHCP
17 252 (23.49%) Citrix
18 243 (22.65%) PowerShell
19 242 (22.55%) SQL
20 240 (22.37%) Office 365
21 237 (22.09%) Hyper-V
22 228 (21.25%) SCCM
23 202 (18.83%) HP
24 199 (18.55%) vSphere
25 192 (17.89%) SQL Server
26 188 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
27 183 (17.05%) vCenter Server
28 182 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
29 175 (16.31%) WAN
30 174 (16.22%) Finance

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
1 385 (35.88%) MS Exchange
2 170 (15.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 137 (12.77%) IIS
4 135 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 103 (9.60%) SharePoint
6 93 (8.67%) Skype for Business
7 70 (6.52%) Apache
8 49 (4.57%) Tomcat
9 33 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (1.12%) IBM Domino
13 11 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (1.03%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.93%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.84%) JBoss
15 9 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.65%) Confluence
16 7 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 110 (10.25%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.093%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.56%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.19%) Magento
4 2 (0.19%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 240 (22.37%) Office 365
2 182 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (3.08%) SaaS
5 30 (2.80%) PaaS
6 25 (2.33%) Mimecast
7 16 (1.49%) G Suite
8 13 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (1.21%) IaaS
8 13 (1.21%) OneDrive
9 8 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.65%) Dropbox
10 7 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.28%) GitHub
14 2 (0.19%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 388 (36.16%) DNS
2 352 (32.81%) SAN
3 301 (28.05%) Firewall
4 278 (25.91%) DHCP
5 175 (16.31%) WAN
6 162 (15.10%) LAN
7 159 (14.82%) VPN
8 145 (13.51%) TCP/IP
9 95 (8.85%) VLAN
10 77 (7.18%) NAS
11 67 (6.24%) VoIP
12 58 (5.41%) iSCSI
13 56 (5.22%) Skype
14 54 (5.03%) Remote Desktop
15 47 (4.38%) NetScaler
16 44 (4.10%) MPLS
17 42 (3.91%) Network Security
17 42 (3.91%) Wireless
18 40 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
19 35 (3.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 92 (8.57%) MySQL
3 43 (4.01%) MongoDB
4 42 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 34 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (1.21%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.03%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.03%) Redis
11 11 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.75%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.65%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.86%) Jenkins
2 20 (1.86%) MSI
3 16 (1.49%) JIRA
4 15 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.47%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.28%) Redmine
7 3 (0.28%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.28%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 174 (16.22%) Finance
2 49 (4.57%) Law
3 40 (3.73%) Retail
4 37 (3.45%) Legal
5 36 (3.36%) Games
6 34 (3.17%) Banking
7 31 (2.89%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.05%) Advertising
9 15 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.12%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.65%) Electronics
11 7 (0.65%) Marketing
12 6 (0.56%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.47%) Back Office
14 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.28%) French Language
14 3 (0.28%) Front Office
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.19%) Automotive
16 1 (0.093%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 286 (26.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 136 (12.67%) Analyst
3 107 (9.97%) Support Engineer
4 102 (9.51%) VMware Engineer
5 96 (8.95%) Windows Engineer
6 93 (8.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 82 (7.64%) Administrator
8 74 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
9 73 (6.80%) Systems Administrator
10 63 (5.87%) Server Engineer
11 62 (5.78%) Infrastructure Support
12 61 (5.68%) IT Engineer
13 58 (5.41%) IT Support
14 57 (5.31%) Team Leader
15 55 (5.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
16 54 (5.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 51 (4.75%) Architect
18 49 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support
18 49 (4.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 47 (4.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.45%) Software Packaging
2 33 (3.08%) Web Services
3 31 (2.89%) LAMP
4 15 (1.40%) .NET
5 9 (0.84%) XMPP
6 8 (0.75%) Middleware
7 7 (0.65%) XML
8 6 (0.56%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.37%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.37%) CSS
10 4 (0.37%) Node.js
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.37%) XSLT
11 3 (0.28%) CGI
12 2 (0.19%) COM
12 2 (0.19%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (0.19%) WebRTC
13 1 (0.093%) FFmpeg
13 1 (0.093%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 172 (16.03%) Data Centre
2 118 (11.00%) Clustering
3 74 (6.90%) Replication
4 52 (4.85%) Management Information System
5 50 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (3.08%) Blackberry
7 32 (2.98%) EMC VNX
8 22 (2.05%) Virtual Team
9 20 (1.86%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.40%) HP Storage
11 14 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 14 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (1.21%) Hedge funds
13 10 (0.93%) EPoS
13 10 (0.93%) PKI
13 10 (0.93%) User Experience
14 9 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (0.84%) iPad
15 8 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 875 (81.55%) Windows
2 606 (56.48%) Windows Server
3 492 (45.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 443 (41.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 370 (34.48%) Linux
6 141 (13.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 136 (12.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 117 (10.90%) Windows 7
9 92 (8.57%) Windows 10
10 83 (7.74%) CentOS
11 79 (7.36%) Unix
12 65 (6.06%) Ubuntu
13 30 (2.80%) Solaris
14 24 (2.24%) Mac OS X
15 23 (2.14%) Windows XP
16 14 (1.30%) Mac OS
17 13 (1.21%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.84%) Apple iOS
19 8 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
20 7 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (27.40%) ITIL
2 99 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 90 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (8.20%) DevOps
5 87 (8.11%) High Availability
5 87 (8.11%) Project Management
6 82 (7.64%) Migration
7 78 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 67 (6.24%) Service Management
9 66 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
10 65 (6.06%) Mentoring
11 64 (5.96%) Load Balancing
12 62 (5.78%) Service Delivery
13 61 (5.68%) ITIL V3
14 57 (5.31%) Problem Management
15 55 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
16 51 (4.75%) Information Security
17 50 (4.66%) Open Source
18 49 (4.57%) Asset Management
19 47 (4.38%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 243 (22.65%) PowerShell
2 242 (22.55%) SQL
3 81 (7.55%) Bash Shell
4 60 (5.59%) Perl
5 59 (5.50%) Python
6 47 (4.38%) C
7 29 (2.70%) Java
8 16 (1.49%) VBScript
9 14 (1.30%) PHP
10 9 (0.84%) AWK
10 9 (0.84%) sed
11 8 (0.75%) Korn
11 8 (0.75%) VB
12 7 (0.65%) Ruby
13 5 (0.47%) C#
14 4 (0.37%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.19%) Scala
15 2 (0.19%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.093%) C++
16 1 (0.093%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 188 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 151 (14.07%) MCSE
3 102 (9.51%) Cisco Certification
4 94 (8.76%) Degree
5 86 (8.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 81 (7.55%) CCNA
7 79 (7.36%) MCSA
8 56 (5.22%) Security Cleared
9 54 (5.03%) CCNP
10 47 (4.38%) MCP
11 36 (3.36%) DV Cleared
11 36 (3.36%) MCITP
12 32 (2.98%) Citrix Certification
13 28 (2.61%) SC Cleared
14 23 (2.14%) CCA
15 20 (1.86%) CISSP
16 18 (1.68%) RHCE
17 17 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (1.30%) DBS Check
18 14 (1.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.87%) SLA
2 44 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 9 (0.84%) QA
6 5 (0.47%) NIST 800
7 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.28%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.19%) PMO
10 1 (0.093%) GCP
System Software
1 695 (64.77%) Active Directory
2 634 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 237 (22.09%) Hyper-V
4 199 (18.55%) vSphere
5 130 (12.12%) XenApp
6 101 (9.41%) XenDesktop
7 61 (5.68%) NFS
8 52 (4.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 36 (3.36%) Terminal Services
9 36 (3.36%) VMware NSX
10 35 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (2.80%) DFS Replication
12 29 (2.70%) XenServer
13 28 (2.61%) VMware Workstation
14 23 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
15 20 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
16 19 (1.77%) Docker
17 15 (1.40%) Firmware
18 14 (1.30%) KVM
18 14 (1.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 228 (21.25%) SCCM
2 183 (17.05%) vCenter Server
3 138 (12.86%) SCOM
4 109 (10.16%) Puppet
5 105 (9.79%) WSUS
6 69 (6.43%) Nagios
7 68 (6.34%) Ansible
8 67 (6.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 62 (5.78%) Backup Exec
10 54 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
11 40 (3.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 28 (2.61%) SCOrch
12 28 (2.61%) vMotion
13 26 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
14 20 (1.86%) SCDPM
15 19 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
15 19 (1.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 17 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
16 17 (1.58%) NetBackup
17 15 (1.40%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1016 (94.69%) VMware
2 579 (53.96%) Microsoft
3 342 (31.87%) Cisco
4 252 (23.49%) Citrix
5 202 (18.83%) HP
6 135 (12.58%) NetApp
6 135 (12.58%) Red Hat
7 92 (8.57%) Symantec
8 76 (7.08%) EMC
9 71 (6.62%) Oracle
10 65 (6.06%) Dell
11 46 (4.29%) F5
12 44 (4.10%) Veeam
13 42 (3.91%) Juniper
14 41 (3.82%) CheckPoint
15 39 (3.63%) IBM
16 37 (3.45%) Google
17 35 (3.26%) SolarWinds
18 24 (2.24%) Brocade
18 24 (2.24%) Mitel