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

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 94 74
Rank change year-on-year -7 -20 -2
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 5,026 5,862 7,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.07% 3.36% 3.85%
As % of the System Software category 20.60% 25.73% 30.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4,158 5,032 6,113
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,150 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 24,401 22,785 23,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 13.08% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19,926 19,185 19,998
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,856 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -5 4,775 £45,000 +5.88% 781
UK excluding London -6 3,155 £42,000 +5.00% 583
London -16 1,778 £55,000 +10.00% 231
South East -13 1,000 £42,500 +6.25% 145
North of England -9 739 £40,000 +6.67% 159
Midlands +22 518 £40,000 +9.59% 93
North West +39 457 £40,000 +6.67% 76
West Midlands +27 381 £40,000 +6.67% 60
East of England +10 377 £45,000 - 72
South West -5 370 £42,500 +6.25% 81
Yorkshire -38 255 £42,500 +11.84% 72
East Midlands -1 137 £32,500 -9.18% 33
Scotland -36 88 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Wales -23 84 £40,125 +8.45% 9
North East -33 27 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Channel Islands -5 7 £29,500 -9.23% 2
Northern Ireland +7 3 £45,000 +66.67% 6
Isle of Man - 3 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5,026 (100.00%) VMware
2 3,309 (65.84%) Windows
3 2,491 (49.56%) Microsoft
4 2,446 (48.67%) Active Directory
5 2,117 (42.12%) Windows Server
6 1,585 (31.54%) Linux
7 1,485 (29.55%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,465 (29.15%) Hyper-V
9 1,436 (28.57%) Cisco
10 1,373 (27.32%) Firewall
11 1,308 (26.02%) Office 365
12 1,245 (24.77%) ITIL
13 1,145 (22.78%) Citrix
14 1,134 (22.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 1,127 (22.42%) Amazon AWS
16 1,063 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
17 1,057 (21.03%) MS Exchange
18 1,048 (20.85%) DNS
19 921 (18.32%) PowerShell
20 918 (18.27%) SAN
21 912 (18.15%) SQL
21 912 (18.15%) Windows Server 2008
22 907 (18.05%) Finance
23 862 (17.15%) Data Centre
24 813 (16.18%) WAN
25 787 (15.66%) SQL Server
26 774 (15.40%) DHCP
27 754 (15.00%) LAN
28 681 (13.55%) SCCM
29 661 (13.15%) VMware ESXi

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 1,057 (21.03%) MS Exchange
2 398 (7.92%) SharePoint
3 379 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 298 (5.93%) IIS
5 288 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 223 (4.44%) Skype for Business
7 191 (3.80%) OpenStack
8 154 (3.06%) Apache
9 114 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 101 (2.01%) Tomcat
11 69 (1.37%) Confluence
11 69 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 65 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 64 (1.27%) nginx
14 61 (1.21%) WebLogic
15 57 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 51 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
16 51 (1.01%) JBoss
17 39 (0.78%) WebSphere
18 23 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 509 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 56 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 48 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
5 37 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.099%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.060%) Windchill
9 2 (0.040%) HipChat
9 2 (0.040%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 63 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
3 10 (0.20%) ReMetrica
4 9 (0.18%) Documaker
4 9 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.14%) Visualfiles
6 5 (0.099%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.080%) C-CURE
7 4 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.080%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.080%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.080%) Maximo
7 4 (0.080%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.080%) SAP SM
7 4 (0.080%) Scribe Insight
7 4 (0.080%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.060%) MetaTrader
8 3 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.060%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 1,485 (29.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,308 (26.02%) Office 365
3 1,127 (22.42%) Amazon AWS
4 260 (5.17%) IaaS
5 176 (3.50%) SaaS
6 150 (2.98%) PaaS
7 129 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
8 120 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 98 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 77 (1.53%) GitHub
11 64 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
11 64 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 62 (1.23%) OpenShift
13 59 (1.17%) Mimecast
14 52 (1.03%) Amazon S3
15 46 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 40 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 33 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
18 32 (0.64%) G Suite
19 31 (0.62%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,373 (27.32%) Firewall
2 1,048 (20.85%) DNS
3 918 (18.27%) SAN
4 813 (16.18%) WAN
5 774 (15.40%) DHCP
6 754 (15.00%) LAN
7 633 (12.59%) TCP/IP
8 489 (9.73%) VPN
9 307 (6.11%) VLAN
10 286 (5.69%) Network Security
11 245 (4.87%) Wireless
12 227 (4.52%) Internet
13 215 (4.28%) VoIP
14 211 (4.20%) NAS
15 178 (3.54%) Skype
16 173 (3.44%) Wi-Fi
17 163 (3.24%) Cisco Nexus
18 149 (2.96%) NetScaler
19 144 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
20 139 (2.77%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 787 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 226 (4.50%) MySQL
3 104 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
3 104 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 90 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 84 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
6 83 (1.65%) MongoDB
7 81 (1.61%) Big Data
8 76 (1.51%) NoSQL
9 75 (1.49%) Relational Database
10 65 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 58 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
12 42 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
13 41 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 39 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 39 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 38 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
16 35 (0.70%) RDBMS
17 31 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
17 31 (0.62%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 262 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 196 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 142 (2.83%) JIRA
4 82 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 80 (1.59%) Vagrant
6 72 (1.43%) Maven
7 63 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 54 (1.07%) Bitbucket
9 48 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 45 (0.90%) Ant
10 45 (0.90%) Subversion
10 45 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 41 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
12 40 (0.80%) Visual Studio
13 36 (0.72%) Gradle
14 32 (0.64%) Cucumber
15 28 (0.56%) Selenium
16 27 (0.54%) TeamCity
17 26 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
18 19 (0.38%) WinDbg
General
1 907 (18.05%) Finance
2 262 (5.21%) Telecoms
3 205 (4.08%) Retail
4 165 (3.28%) Banking
5 134 (2.67%) Legal
6 80 (1.59%) Marketing
7 76 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 70 (1.39%) Law
9 62 (1.23%) Advertising
9 62 (1.23%) Games
10 54 (1.07%) Electronics
10 54 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 54 (1.07%) Publishing
11 45 (0.90%) Back Office
12 40 (0.80%) Investment Banking
13 25 (0.50%) Military
14 23 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 21 (0.42%) German Language
16 17 (0.34%) French Language
17 16 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 907 (18.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 599 (11.92%) Analyst
3 519 (10.33%) Support Engineer
4 461 (9.17%) Architect
5 306 (6.09%) IT Engineer
6 301 (5.99%) Administrator
7 296 (5.89%) IT Support
8 295 (5.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 292 (5.81%) Consultant
10 279 (5.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 256 (5.09%) Systems Engineer
12 227 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
13 221 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
13 221 (4.40%) VMware Engineer
14 213 (4.24%) Support Analyst
15 194 (3.86%) IT Analyst
16 190 (3.78%) Infrastructure Support
17 188 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
18 179 (3.56%) Network Engineer
19 177 (3.52%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (4.32%) Web Services
2 150 (2.98%) .NET
3 96 (1.91%) Middleware
4 72 (1.43%) LAMP
5 69 (1.37%) LDAP
6 64 (1.27%) JSON
7 59 (1.17%) HTML
8 53 (1.05%) Node.js
9 52 (1.03%) REST
10 50 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
11 47 (0.94%) SOAP
12 44 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
12 44 (0.88%) RESTful
13 38 (0.76%) XML
14 33 (0.66%) CSS
15 31 (0.62%) Spring
16 28 (0.56%) LEMP Stack
17 27 (0.54%) React
18 26 (0.52%) X-Windows
19 25 (0.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 862 (17.15%) Data Centre
2 330 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 304 (6.05%) Management Information System
4 260 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
5 222 (4.42%) Public Cloud
6 199 (3.96%) Computer Science
6 199 (3.96%) Replication
7 190 (3.78%) Clustering
8 174 (3.46%) Private Cloud
9 137 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
10 132 (2.63%) Driving Licence
11 105 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
12 86 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
13 84 (1.67%) Fintech
14 83 (1.65%) Hedge funds
15 71 (1.41%) Blackberry
16 69 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
17 65 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
18 64 (1.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
19 63 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3,309 (65.84%) Windows
2 2,117 (42.12%) Windows Server
3 1,585 (31.54%) Linux
4 1,063 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 912 (18.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 561 (11.16%) Windows 7
7 549 (10.92%) Windows 10
8 330 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 270 (5.37%) Unix
10 211 (4.20%) CentOS
11 208 (4.14%) Windows 8
12 203 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 161 (3.20%) Ubuntu
14 85 (1.69%) Debian
15 64 (1.27%) Solaris
16 63 (1.25%) Android
17 59 (1.17%) Windows XP
18 56 (1.11%) Mac OS
18 56 (1.11%) Mac OS X
19 49 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,245 (24.77%) ITIL
2 1,134 (22.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 609 (12.12%) DevOps
4 594 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
5 497 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
6 442 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 428 (8.52%) Project Management
7 428 (8.52%) Service Management
8 400 (7.96%) Migration
9 349 (6.94%) Service Delivery
10 341 (6.78%) Configuration Management
11 302 (6.01%) Presales
12 291 (5.79%) Incident Management
13 266 (5.29%) Mentoring
14 237 (4.72%) Change Management
15 236 (4.70%) High Availability
16 223 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
17 214 (4.26%) Problem Management
18 207 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
19 205 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 921 (18.32%) PowerShell
2 912 (18.15%) SQL
3 615 (12.24%) Python
4 390 (7.76%) Bash Shell
5 219 (4.36%) Java
6 188 (3.74%) Perl
7 185 (3.68%) Ruby
8 128 (2.55%) JavaScript
9 96 (1.91%) C
10 89 (1.77%) PHP
11 87 (1.73%) Shell Script
12 77 (1.53%) C#
13 76 (1.51%) VBScript
14 65 (1.29%) C++
15 47 (0.94%) Go
16 46 (0.92%) VB
17 43 (0.86%) T-SQL
18 27 (0.54%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.24%) ES6
20 10 (0.20%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 645 (12.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 531 (10.57%) Cisco Certification
3 485 (9.65%) Degree
4 467 (9.29%) MCSE
5 361 (7.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 346 (6.88%) Security Cleared
7 341 (6.78%) CCNA
8 266 (5.29%) CCNP
9 245 (4.87%) MCSA
10 192 (3.82%) SC Cleared
11 173 (3.44%) MCP
12 153 (3.04%) DV Cleared
13 127 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
14 125 (2.49%) CISSP
15 118 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
15 118 (2.35%) MCITP
16 89 (1.77%) SANS
17 87 (1.73%) CCIE
18 77 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
19 70 (1.39%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 380 (7.56%) SLA
2 228 (4.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 153 (3.04%) PCI DSS
4 142 (2.83%) GDPR
5 80 (1.59%) QA
6 38 (0.76%) PMO
7 23 (0.46%) COBIT
8 21 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
8 21 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 18 (0.36%) GPG13
10 10 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.20%) PMBOK
11 9 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.080%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.060%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.060%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.060%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,446 (48.67%) Active Directory
2 1,465 (29.15%) Hyper-V
3 661 (13.15%) VMware ESXi
4 610 (12.14%) vSphere
5 407 (8.10%) Docker
6 383 (7.62%) XenApp
7 276 (5.49%) XenDesktop
8 234 (4.66%) Virtual Servers
9 222 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
10 127 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 121 (2.41%) VMware NSX
12 112 (2.23%) VirtualBox
13 111 (2.21%) KVM
14 102 (2.03%) Xen
15 95 (1.89%) Terminal Services
16 93 (1.85%) XenServer
17 83 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
18 81 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
19 75 (1.49%) VMware Server
20 72 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 681 (13.55%) SCCM
2 475 (9.45%) Puppet
3 448 (8.91%) Ansible
4 339 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
5 254 (5.05%) SCOM
6 240 (4.78%) vCenter Server
7 206 (4.10%) Kubernetes
8 188 (3.74%) Nagios
9 155 (3.08%) WSUS
10 153 (3.04%) vRealize
11 137 (2.73%) Terraform
12 121 (2.41%) Backup Exec
13 89 (1.77%) SCVMM
14 69 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
15 60 (1.19%) SCOrch
16 55 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
17 53 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
18 50 (0.99%) NetBackup
19 47 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
20 45 (0.90%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5,026 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,491 (49.56%) Microsoft
3 1,436 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1,145 (22.78%) Citrix
5 564 (11.22%) HP
6 441 (8.77%) NetApp
7 439 (8.73%) Red Hat
8 341 (6.78%) EMC
9 306 (6.09%) Oracle
10 298 (5.93%) Dell
11 280 (5.57%) Veeam
12 221 (4.40%) SolarWinds
13 204 (4.06%) F5
14 193 (3.84%) IBM
15 183 (3.64%) Juniper
15 183 (3.64%) Symantec
16 169 (3.36%) Google
17 149 (2.96%) McAfee
18 144 (2.87%) CheckPoint
19 124 (2.47%) CommVault