Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 486 410
Rank change year-on-year +39 -76 -89
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 1,126 1,011 1,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.57% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 4.78% 4.68% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 898 843 1,364
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,175 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23,560 21,597 24,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.36% 12.28% 11.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19,473 17,926 20,730
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,250 £22,648
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 February 2018.

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 February 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 +17 1,019 £47,500 +11.76% 114
UK excluding London -25 633 £40,000 - 87
London +105 429 £53,730 +2.34% 33
South East -58 196 £40,000 -11.11% 22
Midlands +76 124 £37,500 +11.94% 17
North of England -74 109 £40,000 - 14
East of England 0 101 £50,000 +17.65% 16
West Midlands +51 89 £37,500 +12.36% 9
South West +22 66 £42,500 +21.43% 12
Yorkshire -45 65 £40,000 +2.56% 7
North West -25 42 £35,000 -17.65% 7
Scotland -26 36 £47,500 +11.76% 6
East Midlands +6 35 £42,500 +26.87% 8
Wales +15 19 £38,000 +16.92% 1
Channel Islands 0 3 £32,500 -10.96%
North East -28 2 £45,000 +66.67%

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 1,082 (96.09%) VMware
2 972 (86.32%) Windows
3 696 (61.81%) Windows Server
4 638 (56.66%) Active Directory
4 638 (56.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 611 (54.26%) Microsoft
6 439 (38.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 424 (37.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 374 (33.21%) Cisco
9 361 (32.06%) Linux
10 350 (31.08%) Citrix
11 324 (28.77%) ITIL
12 321 (28.51%) Firewall
13 317 (28.15%) vCenter Server
14 312 (27.71%) SQL Server
15 310 (27.53%) Microsoft Azure
16 297 (26.38%) MS Exchange
17 278 (24.69%) SAN
17 278 (24.69%) vSphere
18 272 (24.16%) Hyper-V
19 257 (22.82%) DNS
20 250 (22.20%) Data Centre
21 246 (21.85%) PowerShell
22 230 (20.43%) Office 365
23 226 (20.07%) SQL
24 215 (19.09%) SCCM
25 197 (17.50%) DHCP
26 196 (17.41%) XenApp
27 186 (16.52%) LAN
28 178 (15.81%) WAN

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
1 297 (26.38%) MS Exchange
2 136 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 93 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 65 (5.77%) Skype for Business
5 64 (5.68%) IIS
6 56 (4.97%) SharePoint
7 40 (3.55%) Apache
8 36 (3.20%) OpenStack
9 34 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 25 (2.22%) nginx
11 19 (1.69%) Tomcat
12 18 (1.60%) Confluence
13 17 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (1.07%) uWSGI
15 11 (0.98%) WordPress
16 9 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
17 8 (0.71%) WebSphere
18 7 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
19 6 (0.53%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 113 (10.04%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.089%) InDesign
5 1 (0.089%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.089%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.089%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.089%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.089%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 310 (27.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 230 (20.43%) Office 365
3 115 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (5.33%) IaaS
5 36 (3.20%) PaaS
6 29 (2.58%) Mimecast
7 19 (1.69%) OneDrive
8 17 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (1.24%) GitHub
9 14 (1.24%) IBM Cloud
10 12 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.98%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.98%) Bluemix
12 9 (0.80%) Route 53
13 8 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 321 (28.51%) Firewall
2 278 (24.69%) SAN
3 257 (22.82%) DNS
4 197 (17.50%) DHCP
5 186 (16.52%) LAN
6 178 (15.81%) WAN
7 139 (12.34%) NetScaler
8 137 (12.17%) TCP/IP
9 117 (10.39%) VPN
10 90 (7.99%) VLAN
11 63 (5.60%) Network Security
12 62 (5.51%) NAS
13 58 (5.15%) iSCSI
14 51 (4.53%) VoIP
14 51 (4.53%) Wireless
15 45 (4.00%) Skype
16 40 (3.55%) Remote Desktop
17 38 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
18 34 (3.02%) SSL
19 33 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (27.71%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.00%) MySQL
3 36 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
6 26 (2.31%) NoSQL
7 24 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
8 23 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 19 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (1.07%) Big Data
12 12 (1.07%) MariaDB
13 9 (0.80%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.53%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.53%) Relational Database
16 5 (0.44%) MongoDB
17 4 (0.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 53 (4.71%) JIRA
2 40 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 36 (3.20%) Git (software)
4 34 (3.02%) Subversion
5 26 (2.31%) MSI
6 22 (1.95%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (1.24%) Redmine
9 11 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.98%) Vagrant
10 10 (0.89%) Ant
10 10 (0.89%) Maven
10 10 (0.89%) TestRail
11 8 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.62%) GitLab
12 7 (0.62%) WiX
13 5 (0.44%) Gradle
14 4 (0.36%) WinDbg
15 3 (0.27%) JUnit
15 3 (0.27%) TestNG
General
1 145 (12.88%) Finance
2 58 (5.15%) Law
3 34 (3.02%) Banking
4 32 (2.84%) Legal
5 31 (2.75%) Advertising
6 24 (2.13%) Games
7 19 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.33%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.07%) Retail
11 10 (0.89%) Online Betting
12 8 (0.71%) Marketing
13 7 (0.62%) Back Office
13 7 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.44%) Electronics
15 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.18%) French Language
17 1 (0.089%) German Language
17 1 (0.089%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 259 (23.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 142 (12.61%) Support Engineer
3 133 (11.81%) VMware Engineer
4 108 (9.59%) Analyst
5 102 (9.06%) Architect
6 96 (8.53%) Systems Engineer
7 90 (7.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 73 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 67 (5.95%) Infrastructure Support
10 66 (5.86%) Administrator
11 65 (5.77%) IT Engineer
12 64 (5.68%) Linux Engineer
12 64 (5.68%) Team Leader
13 62 (5.51%) Windows Engineer
14 59 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
15 58 (5.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 57 (5.06%) IT Support
17 52 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 52 (4.62%) Infrastructure Team Leader
18 49 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.91%) Web Services
2 29 (2.58%) Middleware
3 17 (1.51%) Memcached
3 17 (1.51%) Software Packaging
4 16 (1.42%) LEMP Stack
5 14 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
6 13 (1.15%) .NET
7 12 (1.07%) Django
7 12 (1.07%) FreeSWITCH
7 12 (1.07%) PHP-FPM
7 12 (1.07%) WSGI
8 10 (0.89%) LDAP
9 8 (0.71%) JSON
9 8 (0.71%) REST
10 7 (0.62%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.62%) AngularJS
10 7 (0.62%) Entity Framework
10 7 (0.62%) NHibernate
10 7 (0.62%) WCF
10 7 (0.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 250 (22.20%) Data Centre
2 107 (9.50%) Clustering
3 59 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (4.80%) Public Cloud
4 54 (4.80%) Replication
5 50 (4.44%) Private Cloud
6 39 (3.46%) User Experience
7 38 (3.37%) Computer Science
8 34 (3.02%) Management Information System
9 28 (2.49%) Driving Licence
10 25 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
11 21 (1.87%) EMC VNX
12 17 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.51%) Fat Client
12 17 (1.51%) Thin Client
13 16 (1.42%) Blackberry
14 14 (1.24%) EMC VMAX
15 13 (1.15%) Fintech
15 13 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
16 12 (1.07%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 972 (86.32%) Windows
2 696 (61.81%) Windows Server
3 439 (38.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 424 (37.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 361 (32.06%) Linux
6 148 (13.14%) Windows 10
7 141 (12.52%) Windows 7
8 70 (6.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 59 (5.24%) Unix
10 57 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 50 (4.44%) CentOS
12 35 (3.11%) Solaris
13 34 (3.02%) Ubuntu
14 32 (2.84%) Windows 8
15 27 (2.40%) Mac OS
15 27 (2.40%) Mac OS X
16 26 (2.31%) Debian
17 19 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
18 18 (1.60%) VMS
19 6 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (28.77%) ITIL
2 106 (9.41%) Service Delivery
3 102 (9.06%) DevOps
4 99 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 93 (8.26%) Project Management
6 86 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 85 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
8 84 (7.46%) Configuration Management
9 81 (7.19%) Presales
10 74 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 73 (6.48%) Problem Management
12 70 (6.22%) Mentoring
13 68 (6.04%) Line Management
14 66 (5.86%) Time Management
15 64 (5.68%) Business Continuity
15 64 (5.68%) Root Cause Analysis
16 61 (5.42%) Capacity Planning
17 60 (5.33%) High Availability
18 55 (4.88%) Business Development
18 55 (4.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 246 (21.85%) PowerShell
2 226 (20.07%) SQL
3 68 (6.04%) Bash Shell
4 67 (5.95%) Python
5 54 (4.80%) Java
6 42 (3.73%) Perl
7 29 (2.58%) C
8 27 (2.40%) VBScript
9 22 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.78%) PHP
11 19 (1.69%) Ruby
12 17 (1.51%) C#
13 16 (1.42%) JavaScript
14 15 (1.33%) Korn
15 14 (1.24%) C++
16 5 (0.44%) Scala
17 4 (0.36%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.27%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
19 2 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 176 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (14.65%) MCSE
3 151 (13.41%) Degree
4 120 (10.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 88 (7.82%) Cisco Certification
6 79 (7.02%) CCNA
7 57 (5.06%) Security Cleared
8 41 (3.64%) DV Cleared
9 36 (3.20%) Citrix Certification
10 34 (3.02%) MCSA
11 32 (2.84%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 29 (2.58%) SC Cleared
14 27 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (2.22%) MCITP
16 20 (1.78%) Network+ Certification
16 20 (1.78%) RHCE
17 19 (1.69%) CCA
18 17 (1.51%) CCNP
18 17 (1.51%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (7.99%) SLA
2 46 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.95%) QA
4 19 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.51%) COBIT
6 7 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.36%) GDPR
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.18%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 638 (56.66%) Active Directory
1 638 (56.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 278 (24.69%) vSphere
3 272 (24.16%) Hyper-V
4 196 (17.41%) XenApp
5 164 (14.56%) XenDesktop
6 118 (10.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 77 (6.84%) VMware NSX
8 56 (4.97%) Docker
9 41 (3.64%) XenServer
10 36 (3.20%) Terminal Services
11 34 (3.02%) NFS
12 32 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
13 17 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (1.42%) Samba
14 16 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (1.15%) KVM
16 12 (1.07%) BIND 9
16 12 (1.07%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 317 (28.15%) vCenter Server
2 215 (19.09%) SCCM
3 118 (10.48%) SCOM
4 92 (8.17%) SCOrch
5 85 (7.55%) Puppet
6 74 (6.57%) Backup Exec
7 62 (5.51%) Nagios
8 59 (5.24%) Ansible
9 58 (5.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 50 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
10 50 (4.44%) WSUS
11 49 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 46 (4.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 42 (3.73%) Microsoft Intune
14 41 (3.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 41 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 39 (3.46%) Kubernetes
16 38 (3.37%) vMotion
17 35 (3.11%) Microsoft Clustering
18 31 (2.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,082 (96.09%) VMware
2 611 (54.26%) Microsoft
3 374 (33.21%) Cisco
4 350 (31.08%) Citrix
5 160 (14.21%) HP
6 111 (9.86%) Symantec
7 109 (9.68%) NetApp
8 94 (8.35%) Dell
9 89 (7.90%) Red Hat
10 74 (6.57%) Veeam
11 63 (5.60%) Juniper
12 62 (5.51%) Oracle
13 61 (5.42%) Apple
14 54 (4.80%) EMC
15 51 (4.53%) SolarWinds
16 50 (4.44%) F5
17 46 (4.09%) Veritas
18 44 (3.91%) Altiris
18 44 (3.91%) Ivanti
19 41 (3.64%) CommVault