Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 453 434 388
Rank change year-on-year -19 -46 -77
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 1135 1331 1793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.70% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 4.86% 5.69% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 978 1133 1517
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £30,925 £29,350 £27,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -3.61%

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 23355 23390 24645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 12.38% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19550 19656 20561
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -46 1023 £45,000 - 45
UK excluding London -69 659 £40,000 -2.44% 32
London +28 455 £52,500 -4.55% 15
South East -81 199 £40,000 -9.09% 14
North of England -13 153 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire +3 104 £41,250 +3.77% 1
South West +15 83 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Midlands +36 74 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Scotland +34 64 £52,500 +23.53% 2
East of England -59 64 £46,500 +9.41% 4
North West 0 47 £32,500 -23.53% 1
West Midlands +30 46 £37,500 +22.45% 4
East Midlands +26 28 £42,500 +28.79% 3
Wales +19 21 £38,500 +16.67%
Channel Islands +5 5 £32,500 -10.96%
North East -1 2 £45,000 +4.05%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1065 (93.83%) VMware
2 961 (84.67%) Windows
3 711 (62.64%) Active Directory
4 654 (57.62%) Windows Server
5 642 (56.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 623 (54.89%) Microsoft
7 513 (45.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 456 (40.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 433 (38.15%) Linux
10 379 (33.39%) Cisco
11 376 (33.13%) MS Exchange
12 365 (32.16%) SAN
13 340 (29.96%) DNS
14 329 (28.99%) Firewall
15 318 (28.02%) Citrix
16 314 (27.67%) ITIL
17 292 (25.73%) SQL Server
18 280 (24.67%) SQL
19 262 (23.08%) PowerShell
20 254 (22.38%) Office 365
20 254 (22.38%) DHCP
21 246 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
22 243 (21.41%) SCCM
23 242 (21.32%) vCenter Server
24 235 (20.70%) vSphere
25 222 (19.56%) Hyper-V
26 198 (17.44%) HP
27 194 (17.09%) Microsoft Certification
28 189 (16.65%) Finance
29 185 (16.30%) Data Centre

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
1 376 (33.13%) MS Exchange
2 166 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 106 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 103 (9.07%) Skype for Business
5 98 (8.63%) IIS
6 96 (8.46%) SharePoint
7 60 (5.29%) Apache
8 38 (3.35%) Tomcat
9 35 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (2.29%) OpenStack
11 23 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (1.59%) nginx
13 15 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
14 14 (1.23%) Confluence
14 14 (1.23%) IBM Domino
15 13 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (1.15%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.88%) WordPress
17 7 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 102 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.088%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.26%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.18%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 254 (22.38%) Office 365
2 246 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (3.17%) Mimecast
5 33 (2.91%) PaaS
6 29 (2.56%) IaaS
7 21 (1.85%) SaaS
8 18 (1.59%) OneDrive
9 15 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.70%) GitHub
12 7 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.62%) G Suite
13 6 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.26%) Dropbox
15 3 (0.26%) Oracle CX
15 3 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 365 (32.16%) SAN
2 340 (29.96%) DNS
3 329 (28.99%) Firewall
4 254 (22.38%) DHCP
5 181 (15.95%) TCP/IP
6 159 (14.01%) VPN
7 138 (12.16%) WAN
8 133 (11.72%) LAN
9 117 (10.31%) VLAN
10 102 (8.99%) NAS
11 72 (6.34%) Skype
12 71 (6.26%) NetScaler
13 70 (6.17%) iSCSI
14 57 (5.02%) VoIP
15 46 (4.05%) Wireless
16 44 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
16 44 (3.88%) Remote Desktop
17 43 (3.79%) SSL
18 41 (3.61%) Network Security
19 40 (3.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (25.73%) SQL Server
2 79 (6.96%) MySQL
3 48 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
6 24 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 24 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 22 (1.94%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.85%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (0.97%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.62%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.44%) Looker
14 5 (0.44%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (3.35%) JIRA
2 31 (2.73%) Jenkins
3 28 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.11%) MSI
5 17 (1.50%) Subversion
6 16 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.88%) Redmine
9 9 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.44%) Fiddler
10 5 (0.44%) TestRail
10 5 (0.44%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.35%) Ant
11 4 (0.35%) GitLab
11 4 (0.35%) Maven
11 4 (0.35%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.088%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.088%) Toad
12 1 (0.088%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.088%) WiX
General
1 189 (16.65%) Finance
2 54 (4.76%) Law
3 43 (3.79%) Banking
4 42 (3.70%) Legal
5 33 (2.91%) Games
6 25 (2.20%) Retail
6 25 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.94%) Advertising
8 21 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.67%) Retail Banking
10 10 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.70%) Electronics
11 8 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.53%) Back Office
12 6 (0.53%) Marketing
13 4 (0.35%) French Language
13 4 (0.35%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.088%) Automotive
15 1 (0.088%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 314 (27.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 172 (15.15%) Analyst
3 113 (9.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 111 (9.78%) Support Engineer
5 102 (8.99%) VMware Engineer
6 84 (7.40%) Administrator
7 80 (7.05%) Systems Engineer
8 73 (6.43%) Systems Administrator
9 69 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
10 67 (5.90%) Infrastructure Support
11 63 (5.55%) IT Engineer
11 63 (5.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 63 (5.55%) Team Leader
12 62 (5.46%) IT Support
12 62 (5.46%) Windows Engineer
13 58 (5.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 58 (5.11%) Linux Engineer
13 58 (5.11%) Support Analyst
14 57 (5.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 51 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.56%) Software Packaging
2 28 (2.47%) Web Services
3 21 (1.85%) LAMP
4 18 (1.59%) Middleware
5 14 (1.23%) .NET
5 14 (1.23%) Memcached
6 12 (1.06%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (0.62%) Django
7 7 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (0.62%) FreeSWITCH
7 7 (0.62%) PHP-FPM
7 7 (0.62%) WSGI
8 5 (0.44%) Java EE
8 5 (0.44%) REST
9 4 (0.35%) JSON
9 4 (0.35%) STL
10 3 (0.26%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.26%) CSS
10 3 (0.26%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 185 (16.30%) Data Centre
2 143 (12.60%) Clustering
3 83 (7.31%) Replication
4 72 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (5.02%) Management Information System
6 37 (3.26%) Private Cloud
7 33 (2.91%) Blackberry
8 32 (2.82%) EMC VNX
9 29 (2.56%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.94%) User Experience
11 16 (1.41%) EMC VMAX
12 14 (1.23%) Computer Science
13 13 (1.15%) Handset
14 12 (1.06%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.06%) Thin Client
15 10 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.88%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.79%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 961 (84.67%) Windows
2 654 (57.62%) Windows Server
3 513 (45.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 456 (40.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 433 (38.15%) Linux
6 144 (12.69%) Windows 7
7 129 (11.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 119 (10.48%) Windows 10
9 95 (8.37%) Unix
10 91 (8.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 79 (6.96%) CentOS
12 58 (5.11%) Ubuntu
13 43 (3.79%) Solaris
14 28 (2.47%) Mac OS
14 28 (2.47%) Windows 8
15 27 (2.38%) Mac OS X
16 19 (1.67%) Debian
17 17 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.53%) Android
18 6 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (27.67%) ITIL
2 111 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 106 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (9.34%) DevOps
4 101 (8.90%) Service Delivery
5 91 (8.02%) Problem Management
6 80 (7.05%) Migration
7 76 (6.70%) Project Management
8 72 (6.34%) High Availability
9 70 (6.17%) Mentoring
10 65 (5.73%) Asset Management
10 65 (5.73%) Root Cause Analysis
11 64 (5.64%) Configuration Management
11 64 (5.64%) Information Security
12 61 (5.37%) Business Continuity
12 61 (5.37%) Capacity Management
12 61 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
12 61 (5.37%) ITIL V3
13 59 (5.20%) Change Management
14 58 (5.11%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 280 (24.67%) SQL
2 262 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 97 (8.55%) Bash Shell
4 78 (6.87%) Python
5 56 (4.93%) Perl
6 52 (4.58%) Java
7 42 (3.70%) C
8 20 (1.76%) VBScript
9 19 (1.67%) PHP
9 19 (1.67%) Ruby
10 18 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.32%) Korn
12 12 (1.06%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.79%) C#
13 9 (0.79%) C++
14 7 (0.62%) AWK
14 7 (0.62%) sed
15 6 (0.53%) Scala
15 6 (0.53%) VB
16 4 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 194 (17.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 163 (14.36%) MCSE
3 106 (9.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 96 (8.46%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (8.28%) Degree
6 85 (7.49%) CCNA
7 69 (6.08%) MCSA
8 58 (5.11%) Security Cleared
9 38 (3.35%) DV Cleared
10 33 (2.91%) Citrix Certification
11 30 (2.64%) MCP
11 30 (2.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 27 (2.38%) MCITP
13 25 (2.20%) CISSP
14 21 (1.85%) CCNP
15 19 (1.67%) CCA
15 19 (1.67%) SC Cleared
16 18 (1.59%) SANS
17 17 (1.50%) RHCE
17 17 (1.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.46%) SLA
2 47 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.50%) QA
4 14 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.79%) COBIT
6 5 (0.44%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.18%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.088%) PMO
System Software
1 711 (62.64%) Active Directory
2 642 (56.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (20.70%) vSphere
4 222 (19.56%) Hyper-V
5 151 (13.30%) XenApp
6 113 (9.96%) XenDesktop
7 80 (7.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 59 (5.20%) VMware NSX
9 57 (5.02%) NFS
10 42 (3.70%) Docker
11 37 (3.26%) XenServer
12 33 (2.91%) Terminal Services
13 26 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
13 26 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
14 25 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
15 20 (1.76%) DFS Replication
16 19 (1.67%) KVM
17 17 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
18 16 (1.41%) Firmware
19 15 (1.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 243 (21.41%) SCCM
2 242 (21.32%) vCenter Server
3 145 (12.78%) SCOM
4 99 (8.72%) Puppet
5 94 (8.28%) Backup Exec
6 80 (7.05%) WSUS
7 76 (6.70%) Nagios
8 69 (6.08%) Microsoft Clustering
8 69 (6.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 67 (5.90%) Ansible
10 64 (5.64%) SCOrch
11 50 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
12 41 (3.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 37 (3.26%) SCDPM
14 32 (2.82%) vRealize
15 30 (2.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 29 (2.56%) Cacti
17 28 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
17 28 (2.47%) vMotion
18 25 (2.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1065 (93.83%) VMware
2 623 (54.89%) Microsoft
3 379 (33.39%) Cisco
4 318 (28.02%) Citrix
5 198 (17.44%) HP
6 138 (12.16%) Red Hat
7 135 (11.89%) Symantec
8 128 (11.28%) NetApp
9 106 (9.34%) Dell
10 90 (7.93%) EMC
11 73 (6.43%) Oracle
12 63 (5.55%) Veeam
13 56 (4.93%) F5
13 56 (4.93%) Juniper
14 46 (4.05%) SolarWinds
15 43 (3.79%) Altiris
15 43 (3.79%) Forcepoint
16 42 (3.70%) Veritas
17 38 (3.35%) IBM
18 32 (2.82%) CommVault