Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 151 93 98
Rank change year-on-year -58 +5 +6
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 2,996 1,620 4,343
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.37% 3.31% 3.19%
As % of the System Software category 13.28% 17.94% 18.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,159 1,327 3,682
10th Percentile £29,500 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% -5.56%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £76,750 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.61%

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 22,555 9,028 23,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.85% 18.47% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15,529 7,757 19,565
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure.

Salary trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Salary histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
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 Infrastructure within the UK over the 6 months to 25 October 2021. 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 -50 2,658 £47,500 +1.21% 688
UK excluding London -20 2,124 £42,500 - 559
London -123 687 £60,000 - 169
South East -23 659 £46,750 +3.89% 152
North of England -22 501 £42,500 +6.25% 157
Work from Home -64 491 £50,000 -9.09% 109
Midlands -10 395 £42,500 +6.25% 98
North West -33 261 £45,000 +9.76% 91
South West -25 237 £42,500 - 58
West Midlands -32 227 £42,500 - 57
Yorkshire -5 200 £40,000 +3.90% 45
East of England -29 168 £39,500 -7.06% 54
East Midlands +14 166 £42,500 +21.43% 41
Scotland -33 97 £41,250 -2.94% 22
Wales -45 71 £42,500 - 13
North East -15 48 £35,000 -9.68% 21
Channel Islands - 8 £44,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 2,996 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,892 (63.15%) Windows
3 1,653 (55.17%) Azure
4 1,600 (53.40%) Microsoft
5 1,454 (48.53%) Active Directory
6 1,201 (40.09%) Windows Server
7 1,110 (37.05%) Microsoft 365
8 966 (32.24%) Linux
9 852 (28.44%) Hyper-V
10 751 (25.07%) AWS
11 715 (23.87%) Firewall
12 714 (23.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 707 (23.60%) PowerShell
14 695 (23.20%) Social Skills
15 610 (20.36%) Citrix
16 584 (19.49%) Cisco
17 577 (19.26%) ITIL
18 569 (18.99%) DNS
19 563 (18.79%) DevOps
20 526 (17.56%) Data Centre
21 464 (15.49%) DHCP
22 462 (15.42%) Finance
23 446 (14.89%) SAN
24 438 (14.62%) Degree
25 431 (14.39%) SQL
26 429 (14.32%) SQL Server
27 425 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
28 418 (13.95%) WAN
29 414 (13.82%) LAN
30 407 (13.58%) 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
1 307 (10.25%) MS Exchange
2 295 (9.85%) SharePoint
3 189 (6.31%) Apache
4 172 (5.74%) IIS
5 140 (4.67%) Apache Spark
6 127 (4.24%) GemFire
7 73 (2.44%) Confluence
8 54 (1.80%) Skype for Business
9 51 (1.70%) OpenStack
10 46 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 45 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 26 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
13 25 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
14 24 (0.80%) nginx
15 22 (0.73%) Tomcat
16 17 (0.57%) WebSphere
17 14 (0.47%) CMS
18 13 (0.43%) WordPress
19 11 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
19 11 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 297 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.20%) MicroStation
6 6 (0.20%) Revit
7 5 (0.17%) Siemens NX
7 5 (0.17%) Solid Edge
8 1 (0.033%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (0.43%) Sage 200
2 7 (0.23%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.17%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.13%) Workfront
5 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.10%) Maximo
5 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.10%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.067%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.033%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.033%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.033%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,653 (55.17%) Azure
2 1,110 (37.05%) Microsoft 365
3 751 (25.07%) AWS
4 263 (8.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 228 (7.61%) IaaS
6 225 (7.51%) GCP
7 200 (6.68%) PaaS
8 178 (5.94%) SaaS
9 149 (4.97%) GitHub
10 128 (4.27%) OneDrive
11 108 (3.60%) OpenShift
12 97 (3.24%) Serverless
13 91 (3.04%) Amazon Kinesis
14 67 (2.24%) Mimecast
15 60 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
16 58 (1.94%) Power Platform
17 30 (1.00%) Amazon EKS
18 28 (0.93%) PowerApps
19 27 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
20 24 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 715 (23.87%) Firewall
2 569 (18.99%) DNS
3 464 (15.49%) DHCP
4 446 (14.89%) SAN
5 418 (13.95%) WAN
6 414 (13.82%) LAN
7 338 (11.28%) VPN
8 292 (9.75%) TCP/IP
9 238 (7.94%) VLAN
10 137 (4.57%) Network Security
11 136 (4.54%) Wireless
12 114 (3.81%) VoIP
13 113 (3.77%) NAS
14 111 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
15 96 (3.20%) Internet
16 94 (3.14%) MPLS
17 86 (2.87%) OSPF
18 83 (2.77%) BGP
19 79 (2.64%) Remote Desktop
20 70 (2.34%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (14.32%) SQL Server
2 147 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
3 128 (4.27%) Redis
4 127 (4.24%) HBase
5 119 (3.97%) MariaDB
6 116 (3.87%) NoSQL
7 107 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 101 (3.37%) Big Data
9 79 (2.64%) MySQL
10 49 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
11 43 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
12 38 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 35 (1.17%) Power BI
14 29 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (0.83%) Hadoop
17 23 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (0.73%) MongoDB
19 18 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
19 18 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 235 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 205 (6.84%) Jenkins
3 139 (4.64%) Gradle
3 139 (4.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 129 (4.31%) JUnit
5 127 (4.24%) Cucumber
5 127 (4.24%) Cypress.io
5 127 (4.24%) Protractor
5 127 (4.24%) Storybook
6 125 (4.17%) Eclipse
6 125 (4.17%) IntelliJ
7 120 (4.01%) Mockito
8 98 (3.27%) JIRA
9 96 (3.20%) Artifactory
10 93 (3.10%) SonarQube
11 29 (0.97%) Subversion
12 26 (0.87%) Visual Studio
13 25 (0.83%) GitLab
14 24 (0.80%) Maven
14 24 (0.80%) Selenium
General
1 695 (23.20%) Social Skills
2 462 (15.42%) Finance
3 188 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 185 (6.17%) Banking
5 171 (5.71%) Law
6 154 (5.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 121 (4.04%) Telecoms
8 94 (3.14%) Manufacturing
9 92 (3.07%) Public Sector
10 80 (2.67%) Retail
11 70 (2.34%) Organisational Skills
12 69 (2.30%) Presentation Skills
13 64 (2.14%) Advertising
14 47 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
15 45 (1.50%) Legal
16 38 (1.27%) Marketing
17 36 (1.20%) Back Office
18 29 (0.97%) Aerospace
19 27 (0.90%) Automotive
20 25 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 588 (19.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 331 (11.05%) Architect
3 314 (10.48%) Support Engineer
4 251 (8.38%) IT Engineer
5 201 (6.71%) Analyst
5 201 (6.71%) IT Support
6 183 (6.11%) Consultant
7 147 (4.91%) Software Engineer
8 140 (4.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 126 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
10 122 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
11 119 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
12 108 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
13 105 (3.50%) IT Manager
14 103 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
14 103 (3.44%) Cloud Engineer
15 101 (3.37%) VMware Engineer
16 99 (3.30%) Azure Architect
17 95 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
18 93 (3.10%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (5.61%) JSON
2 147 (4.91%) Spring
3 143 (4.77%) Kafka
4 142 (4.74%) CSS
5 141 (4.71%) Node.js
6 138 (4.61%) React
7 137 (4.57%) AngularJS
8 135 (4.51%) RESTful
9 127 (4.24%) Express
9 127 (4.24%) Redux
9 127 (4.24%) Tailwind CSS
9 127 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 125 (4.17%) Spark Streaming
11 123 (4.11%) Play Framework
12 119 (3.97%) RabbitMQ
13 118 (3.94%) WireMock
14 115 (3.84%) Web Services
15 105 (3.50%) LAMP
16 91 (3.04%) LAPP Stack
17 65 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 526 (17.56%) Data Centre
2 291 (9.71%) Public Cloud
3 150 (5.01%) Hybrid Cloud
4 144 (4.81%) Linux Command Line
4 144 (4.81%) Management Information System
5 128 (4.27%) User Experience
6 127 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
7 101 (3.37%) Replication
8 99 (3.30%) Clustering
9 94 (3.14%) Private Cloud
10 88 (2.94%) Driving Licence
11 84 (2.80%) Enterprise Storage
12 68 (2.27%) PKI
13 51 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
14 48 (1.60%) Cloud Native
15 40 (1.34%) Virtual Team
16 35 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
17 31 (1.03%) Client/Server
18 27 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
19 26 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1,892 (63.15%) Windows
2 1,201 (40.09%) Windows Server
3 966 (32.24%) Linux
4 401 (13.38%) Windows 10
5 375 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 297 (9.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 262 (8.74%) Unix
8 231 (7.71%) Windows Server 2019
9 199 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 124 (4.14%) Windows 7
11 120 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 113 (3.77%) CentOS
13 81 (2.70%) Android
14 63 (2.10%) Apple iOS
15 51 (1.70%) Windows 8
16 47 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
17 44 (1.47%) Mac OS X
18 41 (1.37%) Ubuntu
19 33 (1.10%) Mac OS
20 21 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (23.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 577 (19.26%) ITIL
3 563 (18.79%) DevOps
4 425 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
5 380 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
6 270 (9.01%) Presales
7 268 (8.95%) Computer Science
8 260 (8.68%) Cybersecurity
9 247 (8.24%) Migration
10 242 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 224 (7.48%) Project Management
12 216 (7.21%) High Availability
13 191 (6.38%) Scrum
13 191 (6.38%) Software Engineering
14 190 (6.34%) Business Continuity
15 173 (5.77%) Service Delivery
16 170 (5.67%) Microservices
17 169 (5.64%) Mentoring
18 162 (5.41%) Project Delivery
19 155 (5.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 707 (23.60%) PowerShell
2 431 (14.39%) SQL
3 359 (11.98%) Python
4 245 (8.18%) Java
5 193 (6.44%) Bash Shell
6 142 (4.74%) Shell Script
7 129 (4.31%) Groovy
8 96 (3.20%) C#
9 49 (1.64%) C++
10 46 (1.54%) C
10 46 (1.54%) Perl
11 40 (1.34%) T-SQL
12 36 (1.20%) JavaScript
12 36 (1.20%) VBScript
13 28 (0.93%) VB
14 25 (0.83%) Go
15 20 (0.67%) PHP
16 19 (0.63%) Ruby
17 18 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 11 (0.37%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 438 (14.62%) Degree
2 407 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 264 (8.81%) Security Cleared
4 200 (6.68%) Cisco Certification
5 179 (5.97%) MCSE
6 176 (5.87%) MCSA
7 164 (5.47%) SC Cleared
8 154 (5.14%) CCNA
9 152 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 118 (3.94%) OCP
10 118 (3.94%) Oracle Certification
11 83 (2.77%) DV Cleared
12 79 (2.64%) CCNP
13 71 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
14 65 (2.17%) MCP
15 55 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
16 41 (1.37%) MCITP
17 35 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
18 33 (1.10%) DBS Check
18 33 (1.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (6.68%) SLA
2 98 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
4 55 (1.84%) GDPR
5 22 (0.73%) QA
6 21 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 11 (0.37%) NIST
9 9 (0.30%) PMO
10 8 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (0.27%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.20%) HL7
11 6 (0.20%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.13%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.13%) NCSC
12 4 (0.13%) OASIS TOSCA
12 4 (0.13%) RMADS
13 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.067%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.033%) COBIT
System Software
1 1,454 (48.53%) Active Directory
2 852 (28.44%) Hyper-V
3 365 (12.18%) vSphere
4 268 (8.95%) VMware ESXi
5 184 (6.14%) Docker
6 177 (5.91%) XenApp
7 132 (4.41%) XenDesktop
8 128 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
9 125 (4.17%) HDFS
10 118 (3.94%) Virtual Servers
11 108 (3.60%) Virtual Desktop
12 80 (2.67%) VMware NSX
13 59 (1.97%) KVM
14 42 (1.40%) NFS
15 28 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 27 (0.90%) VirtualBox
16 27 (0.90%) VMware Server
16 27 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
17 22 (0.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 16 (0.53%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 394 (13.15%) Ansible
2 294 (9.81%) SCCM
3 228 (7.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 180 (6.01%) Puppet
5 173 (5.77%) Kubernetes
6 167 (5.57%) Terraform
7 82 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
8 81 (2.70%) SCOM
9 79 (2.64%) vCenter Server
10 74 (2.47%) WSUS
11 56 (1.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 46 (1.54%) vRealize
13 44 (1.47%) NetBackup
14 30 (1.00%) Backup Exec
15 29 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
16 25 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
17 24 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
18 23 (0.77%) Prometheus
19 22 (0.73%) PowerCLI
20 21 (0.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2,996 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,600 (53.40%) Microsoft
3 610 (20.36%) Citrix
4 584 (19.49%) Cisco
5 287 (9.58%) Veeam
6 228 (7.61%) HP
7 224 (7.48%) Dell
8 208 (6.94%) Red Hat
9 189 (6.31%) NetApp
10 149 (4.97%) Okta
11 126 (4.21%) EMC
12 121 (4.04%) IBM
13 111 (3.70%) Google
14 102 (3.40%) SolarWinds
15 96 (3.20%) Meraki
16 87 (2.90%) Aruba
17 86 (2.87%) Oracle
18 85 (2.84%) ServiceNow
19 78 (2.60%) SAP
20 75 (2.50%) F5