Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 485 464 468
Rank change year-on-year -21 +4 -47
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 898 1,091 1,066
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.63% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 3.81% 4.81% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 709 895 878
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,350 £28,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 23,558 22,701 21,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.52% 13.09% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19,192 18,896 17,803
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +8 844 £45,000 - 154
UK excluding London +46 597 £42,000 +5.00% 132
London -66 268 £55,000 +4.76% 27
South East +55 202 £42,500 +6.25% 23
North of England +71 144 £40,000 - 36
East of England +41 88 £47,500 -5.00% 16
Midlands +10 77 £40,000 +6.67% 19
North West +50 68 £37,500 +8.70% 13
Yorkshire +26 68 £47,500 +18.75% 20
South West +17 59 £36,250 -14.71% 33
West Midlands +22 54 £44,000 +17.33% 17
East Midlands +9 23 £38,500 -9.41% 2
Scotland -25 18 £45,000 -14.29% 4
North East +17 8 £30,000 -33.33% 3
Wales 0 6 £36,750 -3.29% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 852 (94.88%) VMware
2 718 (79.96%) Windows
3 547 (60.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 504 (56.12%) Windows Server
5 471 (52.45%) Microsoft
6 470 (52.34%) Active Directory
7 369 (41.09%) Linux
8 288 (32.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 276 (30.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 268 (29.84%) vCenter Server
11 249 (27.73%) ITIL
12 246 (27.39%) Firewall
13 242 (26.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 241 (26.84%) PowerShell
15 240 (26.73%) DNS
16 230 (25.61%) Cisco
17 228 (25.39%) Citrix
18 221 (24.61%) SQL Server
19 213 (23.72%) Office 365
20 211 (23.50%) Microsoft Azure
21 188 (20.94%) Microsoft Certification
22 184 (20.49%) vSphere
23 176 (19.60%) MS Exchange
24 173 (19.27%) SAN
24 173 (19.27%) DHCP
25 164 (18.26%) Hyper-V
26 163 (18.15%) Problem-Solving
27 154 (17.15%) Windows 10
28 147 (16.37%) HP
29 137 (15.26%) MCSE

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
1 176 (19.60%) MS Exchange
2 81 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 58 (6.46%) IIS
4 58 (6.46%) Skype for Business
5 45 (5.01%) OpenStack
6 30 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (2.56%) Apache
8 22 (2.45%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (1.67%) GlassFish
11 14 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (1.45%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.34%) JBoss
13 12 (1.34%) MQSeries
13 12 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (1.22%) nginx
14 11 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (1.22%) WebLogic
15 10 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 84 (9.35%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.67%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) PlanetPress Connect
3 2 (0.22%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 213 (23.72%) Office 365
2 211 (23.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (14.48%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (4.79%) IaaS
5 27 (3.01%) SaaS
6 17 (1.89%) Mimecast
7 16 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (1.78%) OneDrive
8 15 (1.67%) PaaS
9 14 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (1.56%) OpenShift
10 12 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.00%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.22%) G Suite
15 2 (0.22%) GitHub
16 1 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 246 (27.39%) Firewall
2 240 (26.73%) DNS
3 173 (19.27%) DHCP
3 173 (19.27%) SAN
4 129 (14.37%) VPN
5 120 (13.36%) TCP/IP
6 101 (11.25%) LAN
7 87 (9.69%) WAN
8 57 (6.35%) VLAN
9 55 (6.12%) NetScaler
10 49 (5.46%) Fibre Channel
11 38 (4.23%) VoIP
12 36 (4.01%) iSCSI
13 33 (3.67%) Internet
14 31 (3.45%) VSAN
14 31 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
15 30 (3.34%) NAS
15 30 (3.34%) Skype
16 28 (3.12%) SNMP
17 26 (2.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (24.61%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.79%) MySQL
3 44 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (2.56%) Big Data
5 16 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.67%) Couchbase
10 6 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.67%) Redis
11 5 (0.56%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.45%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.45%) Hazelcast
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 49 (5.46%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.23%) JIRA
3 24 (2.67%) Mercurial
3 24 (2.67%) WinDbg
4 21 (2.34%) Jenkins
5 20 (2.23%) Redmine
6 9 (1.00%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.00%) git-flow
7 7 (0.78%) GitLab
8 5 (0.56%) Subversion
9 4 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.45%) Hudson
10 3 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.33%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.22%) MSI
11 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.11%) FishEye
12 1 (0.11%) FogBugz
12 1 (0.11%) GoCD
General
1 129 (14.37%) Finance
2 28 (3.12%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.12%) Advertising
4 18 (2.00%) Banking
5 17 (1.89%) Electronics
5 17 (1.89%) Games
5 17 (1.89%) Marketing
6 10 (1.11%) Billing
6 10 (1.11%) French Language
6 10 (1.11%) German Language
6 10 (1.11%) Swedish Language
7 9 (1.00%) Law
7 9 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.89%) Aerospace
8 8 (0.89%) Legal
9 6 (0.67%) Retail
10 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.22%) Automotive
11 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 218 (24.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 100 (11.14%) Administrator
3 83 (9.24%) Support Engineer
4 82 (9.13%) Linux Engineer
5 79 (8.80%) Systems Administrator
6 75 (8.35%) Analyst
7 70 (7.80%) Windows Engineer
8 69 (7.68%) VMware Engineer
9 55 (6.12%) IT Engineer
9 55 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
10 52 (5.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 49 (5.46%) IT Support
12 47 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
12 47 (5.23%) Server Engineer
13 42 (4.68%) Architect
14 41 (4.57%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
15 40 (4.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
16 38 (4.23%) Linux Administrator
17 37 (4.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 37 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.12%) LAMP
2 34 (3.79%) Web Services
3 19 (2.12%) LDAP
4 13 (1.45%) Middleware
4 13 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
5 11 (1.22%) ActiveMQ
5 11 (1.22%) EJB
5 11 (1.22%) EJB 3.0
5 11 (1.22%) HornetQ
5 11 (1.22%) Java EE
5 11 (1.22%) Java SE
5 11 (1.22%) JMS
6 5 (0.56%) .NET
6 5 (0.56%) 802.1X
6 5 (0.56%) HTML
7 4 (0.45%) CSS
7 4 (0.45%) Node.js
7 4 (0.45%) OpenVZ
7 4 (0.45%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 132 (14.70%) Data Centre
2 108 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (9.24%) Replication
4 40 (4.45%) Clustering
4 40 (4.45%) Management Information System
5 37 (4.12%) User Experience
6 36 (4.01%) Private Cloud
6 36 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.90%) Video\Live Streaming
8 25 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 23 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
9 23 (2.56%) Public Cloud
10 21 (2.34%) EMC VNX
11 13 (1.45%) Fintech
12 12 (1.34%) Digital Media
12 12 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 9 (1.00%) Cybercrime
15 8 (0.89%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 718 (79.96%) Windows
2 504 (56.12%) Windows Server
3 369 (41.09%) Linux
4 288 (32.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 276 (30.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 154 (17.15%) Windows 10
7 130 (14.48%) Windows 7
8 81 (9.02%) Unix
9 77 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (6.68%) CentOS
11 56 (6.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 42 (4.68%) Windows 8
13 41 (4.57%) Ubuntu
14 32 (3.56%) Debian
15 23 (2.56%) Data ONTAP
16 16 (1.78%) Fedora
16 16 (1.78%) VMS
17 13 (1.45%) Android
17 13 (1.45%) Solaris
18 12 (1.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (27.73%) ITIL
2 242 (26.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 163 (18.15%) Problem-Solving
4 97 (10.80%) DevOps
5 94 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (10.13%) Service Management
7 80 (8.91%) Mentoring
8 68 (7.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 63 (7.02%) Configuration Management
9 63 (7.02%) Migration
9 63 (7.02%) Project Management
10 62 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
11 57 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 53 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 53 (5.90%) High Availability
13 50 (5.57%) Line Management
14 48 (5.35%) Problem Management
15 47 (5.23%) ITIL V3
15 47 (5.23%) Systems Engineering
16 44 (4.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 241 (26.84%) PowerShell
2 137 (15.26%) Bash Shell
3 116 (12.92%) SQL
4 106 (11.80%) Python
5 55 (6.12%) C
6 27 (3.01%) VBScript
7 26 (2.90%) Java
8 19 (2.12%) Shell Script
9 17 (1.89%) Korn
10 14 (1.56%) Perl
11 12 (1.34%) AWK
12 11 (1.22%) Ruby
12 11 (1.22%) VB
13 8 (0.89%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.78%) PHP
15 5 (0.56%) Go
16 4 (0.45%) C++
17 3 (0.33%) sed
18 2 (0.22%) R
19 1 (0.11%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 188 (20.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 137 (15.26%) MCSE
3 112 (12.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 100 (11.14%) Security Cleared
5 93 (10.36%) Degree
6 87 (9.69%) Cisco Certification
7 78 (8.69%) CCNA
8 66 (7.35%) MCSA
9 46 (5.12%) DV Cleared
10 41 (4.57%) SC Cleared
11 33 (3.67%) Citrix Certification
12 29 (3.23%) CISSP
13 28 (3.12%) Linux+ Certification
14 26 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
15 25 (2.78%) GIAC
15 25 (2.78%) Network+ Certification
15 25 (2.78%) SANS
15 25 (2.78%) SSCP
16 24 (2.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.12%) SLA
2 20 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.78%) GDPR
4 6 (0.67%) COBIT
5 3 (0.33%) QA
6 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) RMADS
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 547 (60.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 470 (52.34%) Active Directory
3 184 (20.49%) vSphere
4 164 (18.26%) Hyper-V
5 115 (12.81%) XenApp
6 76 (8.46%) XenDesktop
7 70 (7.80%) Virtual Machines
8 57 (6.35%) Docker
9 56 (6.24%) NFS
10 50 (5.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 41 (4.57%) BitLocker
12 38 (4.23%) VMware NSX
13 32 (3.56%) Xen
14 28 (3.12%) Samba
15 27 (3.01%) VirtualBox
16 18 (2.00%) Firmware
17 12 (1.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 12 (1.34%) vCloud
17 12 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
18 11 (1.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 268 (29.84%) vCenter Server
2 133 (14.81%) SCCM
3 117 (13.03%) Puppet
4 84 (9.35%) Ansible
5 75 (8.35%) vRealize
6 72 (8.02%) Nagios
7 56 (6.24%) SCOM
8 50 (5.57%) Backup Exec
9 49 (5.46%) WSUS
10 39 (4.34%) SCOrch
11 36 (4.01%) Kubernetes
12 34 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
13 31 (3.45%) NetBackup
13 31 (3.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 27 (3.01%) XenMobile
15 26 (2.90%) vMotion
16 25 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
17 24 (2.67%) Perfmon
18 23 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
19 20 (2.23%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 852 (94.88%) VMware
2 471 (52.45%) Microsoft
3 230 (25.61%) Cisco
4 228 (25.39%) Citrix
5 147 (16.37%) HP
6 131 (14.59%) NetApp
7 107 (11.92%) Red Hat
8 105 (11.69%) Veeam
9 90 (10.02%) EMC
10 80 (8.91%) Dell
11 73 (8.13%) SolarWinds
12 60 (6.68%) IBM
13 57 (6.35%) Symantec
14 49 (5.46%) Oracle
15 36 (4.01%) Avaya
16 35 (3.90%) McAfee
17 32 (3.56%) 3PAR
18 29 (3.23%) Meraki
19 28 (3.12%) ServiceNow
20 27 (3.01%) Asigra