Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 99 77
Rank change year-on-year +3 -22 -4
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 5,032 5,815 7,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.18% 3.24% 3.80%
As % of the System Software category 20.77% 24.99% 30.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4,188 4,907 5,807
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £25,900
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%

VMware Infrastructure 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 24,229 23,269 22,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.33% 12.97% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19,738 19,383 19,123
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £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 Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure.

Salary trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the UK over the 6 months to 15 December 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 +4 4,755 £45,000 +5.88% 670
UK excluding London +5 3,162 £42,500 +6.25% 533
London -4 1,763 £55,000 +10.00% 163
South East -13 922 £42,500 +6.25% 152
North of England +12 780 £40,000 +6.67% 124
Midlands +39 558 £40,000 +6.67% 87
North West +44 477 £40,000 +6.67% 74
West Midlands +30 429 £42,500 +13.33% 43
East of England +39 408 £45,000 - 61
South West -22 324 £42,500 +6.25% 83
Yorkshire -14 278 £40,000 +6.67% 40
East Midlands -2 129 £38,500 +10.00% 44
Scotland -28 94 £40,000 -3.03% 10
Wales -30 83 £40,000 +5.96% 12
North East -32 25 £30,000 -14.29% 10
Channel Islands -4 9 £33,500 +3.08%
Isle of Man - 3 £37,500 -
Northern Ireland -13 1 £45,000 +28.57% 4

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure.

1 5,032 (100.00%) VMware
2 3,288 (65.34%) Windows
3 2,538 (50.44%) Microsoft
4 2,431 (48.31%) Active Directory
5 2,018 (40.10%) Windows Server
6 1,554 (30.88%) Linux
7 1,528 (30.37%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,472 (29.25%) Hyper-V
9 1,467 (29.15%) Cisco
10 1,380 (27.42%) Firewall
11 1,361 (27.05%) Office 365
12 1,234 (24.52%) ITIL
13 1,137 (22.60%) Citrix
14 1,125 (22.36%) Amazon AWS
15 1,080 (21.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 1,050 (20.87%) Windows Server 2012
17 1,008 (20.03%) DNS
18 1,000 (19.87%) MS Exchange
19 987 (19.61%) SQL
20 961 (19.10%) Data Centre
21 913 (18.14%) PowerShell
22 871 (17.31%) SAN
23 843 (16.75%) Finance
24 841 (16.71%) Windows Server 2008
25 765 (15.20%) SQL Server
26 763 (15.16%) WAN
27 744 (14.79%) SCCM
28 739 (14.69%) DHCP
29 706 (14.03%) LAN
30 681 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification

VMware Infrastructure
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 1,000 (19.87%) MS Exchange
2 474 (9.42%) SharePoint
3 341 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 298 (5.92%) IIS
5 271 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 233 (4.63%) Skype for Business
7 165 (3.28%) OpenStack
8 118 (2.34%) Apache
9 107 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 85 (1.69%) Tomcat
11 66 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 61 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
13 58 (1.15%) nginx
14 51 (1.01%) WebLogic
15 44 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
16 43 (0.85%) JBoss
17 38 (0.76%) Confluence
18 34 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 34 (0.68%) CMS
18 34 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 510 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 133 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 48 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.079%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.060%) Windchill
8 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 73 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.16%) Visualfiles
5 6 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
5 6 (0.12%) ReMetrica
6 4 (0.079%) C-CURE
6 4 (0.079%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (0.079%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.079%) SAP SM
6 4 (0.079%) Scribe Insight
7 3 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.060%) Lorenzo
7 3 (0.060%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.060%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.060%) PlanetPress Connect
7 3 (0.060%) Sage 50
8 2 (0.040%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.040%) Magento
8 2 (0.040%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,528 (30.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,361 (27.05%) Office 365
3 1,125 (22.36%) Amazon AWS
4 252 (5.01%) IaaS
5 209 (4.15%) SaaS
6 159 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 159 (3.16%) PaaS
7 131 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
8 123 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 82 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
10 74 (1.47%) Mimecast
11 68 (1.35%) Amazon S3
12 64 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 53 (1.05%) OpenShift
13 53 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 49 (0.97%) GitHub
15 46 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 27 (0.54%) OneDrive
17 24 (0.48%) G Suite
18 15 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,380 (27.42%) Firewall
2 1,008 (20.03%) DNS
3 871 (17.31%) SAN
4 763 (15.16%) WAN
5 739 (14.69%) DHCP
6 706 (14.03%) LAN
7 652 (12.96%) TCP/IP
8 447 (8.88%) VPN
9 318 (6.32%) Network Security
10 291 (5.78%) VLAN
11 246 (4.89%) Wireless
12 231 (4.59%) VoIP
13 226 (4.49%) Internet
14 208 (4.13%) Wi-Fi
15 207 (4.11%) NAS
16 178 (3.54%) Skype
17 150 (2.98%) NetScaler
18 142 (2.82%) iSCSI
19 136 (2.70%) BGP
20 125 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 765 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 213 (4.23%) MySQL
3 105 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
4 97 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 91 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
6 79 (1.57%) NoSQL
7 74 (1.47%) Oracle Database
8 71 (1.41%) Big Data
9 68 (1.35%) MongoDB
9 68 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
10 67 (1.33%) Relational Database
11 62 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
12 55 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
12 55 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 53 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 48 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
15 34 (0.68%) RDBMS
16 31 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
17 29 (0.58%) DB2
17 29 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 232 (4.61%) Jenkins
2 191 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 110 (2.19%) JIRA
4 93 (1.85%) Maven
5 86 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 76 (1.51%) Vagrant
7 62 (1.23%) Ant
7 62 (1.23%) Gradle
8 59 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 56 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 51 (1.01%) Subversion
11 48 (0.95%) Bitbucket
12 45 (0.89%) Visual Studio
13 40 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 37 (0.74%) Selenium
15 27 (0.54%) Mercurial
15 27 (0.54%) WinDbg
16 26 (0.52%) Cucumber
16 26 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
17 19 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 843 (16.75%) Finance
2 242 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 182 (3.62%) Retail
4 157 (3.12%) Banking
5 154 (3.06%) Legal
6 75 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 74 (1.47%) Marketing
8 69 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 64 (1.27%) Publishing
10 61 (1.21%) Advertising
11 59 (1.17%) Law
12 54 (1.07%) Electronics
13 38 (0.76%) Games
14 35 (0.70%) Investment Banking
15 29 (0.58%) Back Office
16 21 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.40%) Military
18 16 (0.32%) Billing
19 15 (0.30%) French Language
20 12 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 877 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 611 (12.14%) Analyst
3 484 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 455 (9.04%) Architect
5 323 (6.42%) Administrator
6 307 (6.10%) IT Engineer
7 305 (6.06%) Consultant
8 274 (5.45%) IT Support
9 257 (5.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 250 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
11 246 (4.89%) Support Analyst
12 243 (4.83%) Systems Engineer
13 238 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
14 237 (4.71%) IT Analyst
15 200 (3.97%) VMware Engineer
16 196 (3.90%) Network Engineer
17 194 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
18 193 (3.84%) Cloud Engineer
19 190 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
20 186 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (4.33%) Web Services
2 173 (3.44%) .NET
3 84 (1.67%) LAMP
4 78 (1.55%) HTML
5 76 (1.51%) LDAP
6 64 (1.27%) Middleware
7 63 (1.25%) JSON
8 57 (1.13%) XML
9 53 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
10 49 (0.97%) REST
11 43 (0.85%) SOAP
12 36 (0.72%) Node.js
12 36 (0.72%) RESTful
13 35 (0.70%) Spring
14 34 (0.68%) HTML5
14 34 (0.68%) Spring Boot
15 33 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
16 32 (0.64%) CSS
17 28 (0.56%) Django
18 27 (0.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 961 (19.10%) Data Centre
2 337 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 337 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 271 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
4 233 (4.63%) Public Cloud
5 213 (4.23%) Replication
6 207 (4.11%) Clustering
7 170 (3.38%) Private Cloud
8 161 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 134 (2.66%) Driving Licence
10 110 (2.19%) Enterprise Storage
11 106 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
12 100 (1.99%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 99 (1.97%) User Experience
14 86 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
15 78 (1.55%) Fintech
16 64 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
17 63 (1.25%) Hedge funds
18 62 (1.23%) Fat Client
18 62 (1.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3,288 (65.34%) Windows
2 2,018 (40.10%) Windows Server
3 1,554 (30.88%) Linux
4 1,050 (20.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 841 (16.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 607 (12.06%) Windows 10
7 565 (11.23%) Windows 7
8 293 (5.82%) Unix
9 278 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 233 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 220 (4.37%) Windows 8
12 175 (3.48%) CentOS
13 146 (2.90%) Ubuntu
14 88 (1.75%) Apple iOS
15 84 (1.67%) Android
16 81 (1.61%) Debian
17 71 (1.41%) AIX
18 66 (1.31%) Windows XP
19 59 (1.17%) Solaris
20 47 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,234 (24.52%) ITIL
2 1,080 (21.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 596 (11.84%) DevOps
4 593 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
5 505 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
6 476 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 414 (8.23%) Migration
8 404 (8.03%) Project Management
9 400 (7.95%) Service Management
10 341 (6.78%) Configuration Management
11 336 (6.68%) Service Delivery
12 335 (6.66%) Presales
13 326 (6.48%) Mentoring
14 272 (5.41%) High Availability
15 260 (5.17%) Data Protection
16 255 (5.07%) Incident Management
17 232 (4.61%) Change Management
18 229 (4.55%) Computer Science
19 222 (4.41%) Business Continuity
20 220 (4.37%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 987 (19.61%) SQL
2 913 (18.14%) PowerShell
3 606 (12.04%) Python
4 411 (8.17%) Bash Shell
5 220 (4.37%) Java
6 193 (3.84%) Ruby
7 176 (3.50%) Perl
8 117 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 102 (2.03%) Shell Script
9 102 (2.03%) VBScript
10 83 (1.65%) PHP
11 77 (1.53%) C#
12 75 (1.49%) C
13 59 (1.17%) C++
14 56 (1.11%) Go
15 52 (1.03%) T-SQL
16 47 (0.93%) VB
17 32 (0.64%) PL/SQL
18 24 (0.48%) Objective-C
19 21 (0.42%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 681 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 519 (10.31%) MCSE
3 517 (10.27%) Cisco Certification
4 499 (9.92%) Degree
5 414 (8.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 347 (6.90%) Security Cleared
7 316 (6.28%) CCNA
8 246 (4.89%) MCSA
9 242 (4.81%) CCNP
10 202 (4.01%) SC Cleared
11 177 (3.52%) MCP
12 152 (3.02%) CISSP
13 150 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
14 139 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
15 127 (2.52%) DV Cleared
15 127 (2.52%) SANS
16 115 (2.29%) MCITP
17 102 (2.03%) CREST Certified
18 86 (1.71%) RHCE
19 84 (1.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 375 (7.45%) SLA
2 251 (4.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 209 (4.15%) GDPR
4 188 (3.74%) PCI DSS
5 69 (1.37%) QA
6 26 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 23 (0.46%) PMO
8 22 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 20 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 18 (0.36%) COBIT
11 13 (0.26%) GPG13
12 12 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 7 (0.14%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.099%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
15 3 (0.060%) GAMP
15 3 (0.060%) HL7
15 3 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.040%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2,431 (48.31%) Active Directory
2 1,472 (29.25%) Hyper-V
3 626 (12.44%) vSphere
4 614 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
5 374 (7.43%) Docker
6 368 (7.31%) XenApp
7 278 (5.52%) Virtual Machines
8 248 (4.93%) XenDesktop
9 233 (4.63%) Virtual Servers
10 129 (2.56%) VMware NSX
11 126 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
12 96 (1.91%) VMware Workstation
13 93 (1.85%) VirtualBox
14 88 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
15 81 (1.61%) Terminal Services
16 79 (1.57%) Xen
17 76 (1.51%) KVM
18 75 (1.49%) VMware Server
19 69 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 64 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 744 (14.79%) SCCM
2 416 (8.27%) Ansible
2 416 (8.27%) Puppet
3 261 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
4 250 (4.97%) SCOM
5 238 (4.73%) vCenter Server
6 188 (3.74%) Kubernetes
7 165 (3.28%) Nagios
8 162 (3.22%) WSUS
9 149 (2.96%) vRealize
10 140 (2.78%) Backup Exec
11 127 (2.52%) Terraform
12 97 (1.93%) SCVMM
13 90 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
14 81 (1.61%) SCOrch
15 65 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
16 60 (1.19%) NetBackup
17 58 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
18 55 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
19 51 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 5,032 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,538 (50.44%) Microsoft
3 1,467 (29.15%) Cisco
4 1,137 (22.60%) Citrix
5 592 (11.76%) HP
6 503 (10.00%) NetApp
7 383 (7.61%) Red Hat
8 366 (7.27%) Dell
9 327 (6.50%) EMC
10 287 (5.70%) Veeam
11 275 (5.47%) Oracle
12 232 (4.61%) Symantec
13 210 (4.17%) IBM
14 190 (3.78%) Google
15 171 (3.40%) Juniper
16 164 (3.26%) SolarWinds
17 163 (3.24%) F5
18 155 (3.08%) McAfee
19 130 (2.58%) Meraki
20 128 (2.54%) CheckPoint