Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 513 473 466
Rank change year-on-year -40 -7 -12
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 671 993 1,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 2.94% 4.06% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 526 789 931
UK median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -2.44%

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 22,851 24,468 23,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.17% 15.34% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 18,794 19,968 19,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 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 -37 644 £44,000 -2.22% 126
UK excluding London -67 402 £40,000 -4.76% 108
London +38 249 £52,500 -4.55% 29
North of England -1 117 £40,000 - 31
South East -41 107 £48,000 +12.94% 25
South West +34 79 £44,000 +4.76% 22
North West +2 66 £38,750 +46.23% 13
Midlands +23 65 £37,500 -2.60% 10
Yorkshire +1 49 £41,750 -12.11% 12
West Midlands +21 44 £37,500 -6.25% 7
East of England -6 23 £40,000 -20.00% 9
East Midlands +7 21 £38,500 - 3
Scotland +7 8 £44,000 +10.00% 5
North East +11 2 £44,741 +49.14% 6
Wales -2 2 £35,000 -9.09% 5
Northern Ireland +4 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 635 (94.63%) VMware
2 561 (83.61%) Windows
3 433 (64.53%) Active Directory
4 418 (62.30%) Windows Server
5 390 (58.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 335 (49.93%) Microsoft
7 263 (39.20%) Linux
8 252 (37.56%) Office 365
9 230 (34.28%) Firewall
10 214 (31.89%) DNS
11 199 (29.66%) Cisco
12 197 (29.36%) Azure
13 184 (27.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 176 (26.23%) Citrix
15 165 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 163 (24.29%) PowerShell
17 158 (23.55%) DHCP
18 157 (23.40%) vSphere
19 155 (23.10%) vCenter Server
20 151 (22.50%) AWS
21 147 (21.91%) Windows Server 2008
22 140 (20.86%) TCP/IP
22 140 (20.86%) Windows 10
23 139 (20.72%) ITIL
24 135 (20.12%) SCCM
25 132 (19.67%) SAN
26 122 (18.18%) Data Centre
27 115 (17.14%) Finance
28 113 (16.84%) Veeam
29 111 (16.54%) HP

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 82 (12.22%) MS Exchange
2 49 (7.30%) SharePoint
3 33 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (4.02%) Skype for Business
6 25 (3.73%) IIS
7 24 (3.58%) WebSphere
8 21 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (2.09%) Apache
10 12 (1.79%) Confluence
11 10 (1.49%) Tornado
12 8 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.89%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.60%) CMS
14 4 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.45%) nginx
15 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.30%) GlassFish
16 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 57 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 252 (37.56%) Office 365
2 197 (29.36%) Azure
3 151 (22.50%) AWS
4 34 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (3.43%) IaaS
5 23 (3.43%) SaaS
6 16 (2.38%) PaaS
7 12 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.04%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.75%) GCP
11 3 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.30%) GitHub
12 2 (0.30%) Trello
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.15%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.15%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 230 (34.28%) Firewall
2 214 (31.89%) DNS
3 158 (23.55%) DHCP
4 140 (20.86%) TCP/IP
5 132 (19.67%) SAN
6 100 (14.90%) WAN
7 99 (14.75%) LAN
8 74 (11.03%) VPN
9 59 (8.79%) VLAN
10 45 (6.71%) VSAN
11 40 (5.96%) Wireless
12 35 (5.22%) NAS
13 26 (3.87%) NetScaler
13 26 (3.87%) Network Security
14 25 (3.73%) VoIP
15 23 (3.43%) iSCSI
16 21 (3.13%) Skype
17 18 (2.68%) MPLS
17 18 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
18 16 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.47%) MySQL
3 19 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
5 16 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.79%) DB2
7 11 (1.64%) Big Data
7 11 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (1.34%) MariaDB
8 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.75%) Ingres
11 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.45%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle9i Database
14 2 (0.30%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 25 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.68%) JIRA
4 9 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.89%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.45%) GitLab
6 3 (0.45%) Robot Framework
6 3 (0.45%) TestRail
7 2 (0.30%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.30%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.30%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.30%) MSI
7 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 115 (17.14%) Finance
2 35 (5.22%) Aerospace
2 35 (5.22%) Law
3 28 (4.17%) Back Office
4 26 (3.87%) Public Sector
5 19 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.68%) Military
7 17 (2.53%) Legal
8 16 (2.38%) Retail
9 15 (2.24%) Automotive
9 15 (2.24%) Banking
10 13 (1.94%) Marketing
11 12 (1.79%) Online Betting
12 11 (1.64%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.75%) Games
14 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.45%) Publishing
16 2 (0.30%) Housing Association
16 2 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 155 (23.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 73 (10.88%) Support Engineer
3 71 (10.58%) Analyst
4 56 (8.35%) Administrator
5 55 (8.20%) IT Engineer
6 54 (8.05%) IT Support
7 53 (7.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 51 (7.60%) 3rd Line Support
9 50 (7.45%) Architect
9 50 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
10 43 (6.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 43 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
11 38 (5.66%) Consultant
12 37 (5.51%) Network Engineer
13 35 (5.22%) Infrastructure Support
14 29 (4.32%) VMware Engineer
15 27 (4.02%) IT Support Engineer
16 26 (3.87%) Infrastructure Architect
16 26 (3.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 25 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.38%) LAMP
2 14 (2.09%) LDAP
3 13 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (1.34%) .NET
5 7 (1.04%) Software Packaging
6 6 (0.89%) Middleware
7 4 (0.60%) SAML
8 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.45%) Apache Flex
8 3 (0.45%) Web Services
8 3 (0.45%) XML
9 2 (0.30%) Kafka
9 2 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.30%) Sensu
10 1 (0.15%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.15%) EJB 3.0
10 1 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.15%) HornetQ
10 1 (0.15%) JMS
10 1 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 122 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 37 (5.51%) Clustering
5 36 (5.37%) Replication
6 35 (5.22%) User Experience
7 32 (4.77%) CCTV
8 26 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (3.13%) EMC VNX
10 20 (2.98%) Private Cloud
11 18 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (2.53%) Client/Server
13 16 (2.38%) Virtual Team
14 14 (2.09%) Driving Licence
15 13 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
16 10 (1.49%) Fibre Optics
17 7 (1.04%) Smartphone
18 6 (0.89%) PKI
18 6 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 561 (83.61%) Windows
2 418 (62.30%) Windows Server
3 263 (39.20%) Linux
4 165 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 147 (21.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 140 (20.86%) Windows 10
7 62 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 55 (8.20%) Windows 7
9 46 (6.86%) Unix
10 44 (6.56%) CentOS
11 28 (4.17%) Ubuntu
12 26 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (3.13%) Mac OS
13 21 (3.13%) Windows 8
14 13 (1.94%) Debian
15 10 (1.49%) Fedora
16 8 (1.19%) Mac OS X
17 7 (1.04%) SUSE
18 6 (0.89%) Solaris
19 3 (0.45%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (27.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 139 (20.72%) ITIL
3 88 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
4 76 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (9.84%) Migration
6 56 (8.35%) Service Management
7 55 (8.20%) Change Management
7 55 (8.20%) Project Delivery
8 48 (7.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 48 (7.15%) Load Balancing
9 41 (6.11%) Configuration Management
9 41 (6.11%) DevOps
10 39 (5.81%) High Availability
10 39 (5.81%) Information Security
10 39 (5.81%) Project Management
11 33 (4.92%) Capacity Management
11 33 (4.92%) Problem Management
12 28 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
13 27 (4.02%) CRM
13 27 (4.02%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 163 (24.29%) PowerShell
2 76 (11.33%) SQL
3 56 (8.35%) Python
4 43 (6.41%) Bash Shell
5 30 (4.47%) C
6 18 (2.68%) VBScript
7 13 (1.94%) Ruby
8 8 (1.19%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.04%) Perl
10 5 (0.75%) R
11 4 (0.60%) Ada
11 4 (0.60%) C#
11 4 (0.60%) C++
11 4 (0.60%) Java
11 4 (0.60%) PHP
12 2 (0.30%) Go
12 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.30%) VB
13 1 (0.15%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 85 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (11.92%) Security Cleared
3 58 (8.64%) SC Cleared
4 51 (7.60%) Degree
5 47 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (6.86%) MCSE
7 43 (6.41%) DV Cleared
8 40 (5.96%) MCSA
9 37 (5.51%) CCNA
10 30 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (2.68%) CCNP
12 14 (2.09%) AWS Certification
13 13 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (1.64%) VCAP
16 9 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (1.34%) JNCIA
16 9 (1.34%) JNCIP
16 9 (1.34%) JNCIS
17 8 (1.19%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (10.43%) SLA
2 19 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.53%) ISO 9001
4 11 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 11 (1.64%) QA
5 7 (1.04%) NIST
5 7 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.60%) GDPR
7 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.30%) NCSC
7 2 (0.30%) RMADS
7 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 433 (64.53%) Active Directory
2 390 (58.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (23.40%) vSphere
4 102 (15.20%) Hyper-V
5 85 (12.67%) Virtual Machines
6 78 (11.62%) XenApp
7 72 (10.73%) XenDesktop
8 63 (9.39%) VMware NSX
9 35 (5.22%) Docker
10 25 (3.73%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (3.13%) NFS
12 16 (2.38%) Samba
13 14 (2.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 12 (1.79%) VirtualBox
15 11 (1.64%) Xen
16 8 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (1.04%) ISA Server
18 6 (0.89%) iptables
19 5 (0.75%) Firmware
19 5 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 155 (23.10%) vCenter Server
2 135 (20.12%) SCCM
3 57 (8.49%) vRealize
4 53 (7.90%) Puppet
5 43 (6.41%) Ansible
6 42 (6.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 41 (6.11%) SCOM
8 29 (4.32%) Nagios
8 29 (4.32%) WSUS
9 22 (3.28%) Backup Exec
10 21 (3.13%) Kubernetes
11 18 (2.68%) Failover Clustering
12 16 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 16 (2.38%) SCVMM
13 13 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
13 13 (1.94%) vMotion
13 13 (1.94%) ZABBIX
14 12 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
14 12 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (1.49%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 635 (94.63%) VMware
2 335 (49.93%) Microsoft
3 199 (29.66%) Cisco
4 176 (26.23%) Citrix
5 113 (16.84%) Veeam
6 111 (16.54%) HP
7 86 (12.82%) NetApp
8 79 (11.77%) Red Hat
9 57 (8.49%) IBM
10 56 (8.35%) Dell
11 52 (7.75%) EMC
12 38 (5.66%) Sophos
13 34 (5.07%) Avaya
14 33 (4.92%) 3PAR
14 33 (4.92%) McAfee
15 31 (4.62%) Nimble Storage
16 29 (4.32%) SolarWinds
17 27 (4.02%) Meraki
18 26 (3.87%) Atlassian
18 26 (3.87%) Oracle