Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 83 74
Rank change year-on-year -18 -9 -11
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 5,558 5,712 7,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.14% 3.36% 3.78%
As % of the System Software category 22.91% 27.29% 31.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4,470 4,807 6,565
UK median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,900 £25,879
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24,261 20,932 24,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 12.30% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 19,723 17,473 21,133
UK median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -18 5,200 £45,000 +4.65% 742
UK excluding London -9 3,491 £40,000 - 557
London -25 1,937 £52,500 +5.00% 223
South East -17 1,112 £40,000 -5.88% 152
North of England -24 736 £40,000 +3.90% 156
Midlands +20 603 £40,000 - 91
South West +35 444 £40,000 +14.29% 72
West Midlands +30 439 £40,000 - 49
North West -12 392 £40,000 - 100
East of England -7 373 £45,000 +5.88% 48
Yorkshire -25 314 £40,000 +4.58% 44
East Midlands +16 165 £37,500 - 42
Scotland -43 131 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Wales -1 104 £40,000 +9.59% 10
North East -26 30 £40,000 +33.33% 12
Northern Ireland -18 13 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Channel Islands -2 9 £70,000 +91.78%
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 5,558 (100.00%) VMware
2 3,810 (68.55%) Windows
3 2,829 (50.90%) Microsoft
4 2,702 (48.61%) Active Directory
5 2,464 (44.33%) Windows Server
6 1,792 (32.24%) Hyper-V
7 1,591 (28.63%) Cisco
8 1,561 (28.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,556 (28.00%) Linux
10 1,467 (26.39%) Citrix
11 1,418 (25.51%) ITIL
12 1,401 (25.21%) Office 365
13 1,321 (23.77%) Firewall
14 1,185 (21.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 1,169 (21.03%) DNS
16 1,115 (20.06%) Amazon AWS
16 1,115 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
17 1,102 (19.83%) MS Exchange
18 1,026 (18.46%) SAN
19 1,015 (18.26%) WAN
20 992 (17.85%) PowerShell
21 957 (17.22%) Data Centre
22 937 (16.86%) SQL Server
23 916 (16.48%) LAN
24 898 (16.16%) DHCP
25 854 (15.37%) Finance
26 834 (15.01%) Microsoft Certification
27 811 (14.59%) SQL
28 768 (13.82%) HP
29 759 (13.66%) SCCM

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 1,102 (19.83%) MS Exchange
2 480 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 449 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 375 (6.75%) SharePoint
5 314 (5.65%) IIS
6 285 (5.13%) Skype for Business
7 219 (3.94%) OpenStack
8 209 (3.76%) Apache
9 150 (2.70%) Tomcat
10 129 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 85 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 79 (1.42%) Confluence
13 68 (1.22%) nginx
14 66 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
15 57 (1.03%) WebLogic
16 56 (1.01%) JBoss
17 53 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
18 45 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
19 33 (0.59%) WebSphere
20 32 (0.58%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 467 (8.40%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 38 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.11%) HipChat
6 4 (0.072%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.072%) CATIA
6 4 (0.072%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.054%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.036%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.036%) RoboHelp
8 2 (0.036%) Snagit
9 1 (0.018%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 28 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 26 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.29%) MetaTrader
4 15 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.22%) Elite 3E
5 12 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 11 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.14%) Documaker
7 8 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.072%) ENOVIA
9 4 (0.072%) Pegasus Opera
9 4 (0.072%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.072%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.036%) Carpe Diem
11 1 (0.018%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.018%) Eikon
11 1 (0.018%) Sage 50
11 1 (0.018%) SAP EHS
11 1 (0.018%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,561 (28.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,401 (25.21%) Office 365
3 1,115 (20.06%) Amazon AWS
4 342 (6.15%) IaaS
5 199 (3.58%) SaaS
6 194 (3.49%) PaaS
7 120 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
8 110 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 93 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 86 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
11 76 (1.37%) Mimecast
12 61 (1.10%) NuGet
13 48 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
14 41 (0.74%) Amazon S3
15 38 (0.68%) GitHub
16 37 (0.67%) OpenShift
17 34 (0.61%) OneDrive
18 31 (0.56%) Bluemix
19 25 (0.45%) G Suite
20 22 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,321 (23.77%) Firewall
2 1,169 (21.03%) DNS
3 1,026 (18.46%) SAN
4 1,015 (18.26%) WAN
5 916 (16.48%) LAN
6 898 (16.16%) DHCP
7 701 (12.61%) TCP/IP
8 524 (9.43%) VPN
9 409 (7.36%) VoIP
10 351 (6.32%) VLAN
11 324 (5.83%) Wireless
12 281 (5.06%) NAS
13 240 (4.32%) Network Security
14 192 (3.45%) Skype
15 184 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
16 176 (3.17%) Internet
17 171 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
17 171 (3.08%) Unified Communications
18 164 (2.95%) MPLS
19 162 (2.91%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 937 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 259 (4.66%) MySQL
3 123 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
4 115 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 105 (1.89%) Big Data
5 105 (1.89%) MongoDB
5 105 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 68 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
7 66 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 63 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
9 55 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 54 (0.97%) NoSQL
11 49 (0.88%) Relational Database
12 48 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 47 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
13 47 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 45 (0.81%) Hadoop
15 44 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
16 39 (0.70%) Redis
17 38 (0.68%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 278 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 244 (4.39%) Git (software)
3 133 (2.39%) JIRA
4 76 (1.37%) TeamCity
4 76 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 65 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 62 (1.12%) Vagrant
7 60 (1.08%) Subversion
8 59 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (0.97%) Maven
10 53 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
11 49 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 39 (0.70%) GoCD
13 37 (0.67%) MSI
14 33 (0.59%) Ant
15 32 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
16 29 (0.52%) Cucumber
17 27 (0.49%) Eclipse
18 26 (0.47%) Selenium
19 22 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 854 (15.37%) Finance
2 247 (4.44%) Retail
3 177 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 169 (3.04%) Law
5 137 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 133 (2.39%) Legal
7 122 (2.20%) Marketing
8 107 (1.93%) Banking
9 73 (1.31%) Games
9 73 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 60 (1.08%) Military
10 60 (1.08%) Publishing
11 47 (0.85%) Advertising
12 43 (0.77%) Back Office
13 34 (0.61%) Billing
14 32 (0.58%) Electronics
15 30 (0.54%) German Language
16 19 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 19 (0.34%) Italian Language
17 18 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,119 (20.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 561 (10.09%) Support Engineer
3 518 (9.32%) Analyst
4 413 (7.43%) Architect
5 392 (7.05%) Consultant
6 359 (6.46%) IT Engineer
7 356 (6.41%) Administrator
8 324 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
9 314 (5.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 306 (5.51%) IT Support
11 293 (5.27%) DevOps Engineer
12 280 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
13 256 (4.61%) VMware Engineer
14 252 (4.53%) Windows Engineer
15 248 (4.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 243 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support
17 234 (4.21%) Support Analyst
18 230 (4.14%) Linux Engineer
19 209 (3.76%) Infrastructure Support
20 191 (3.44%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (5.47%) Web Services
2 196 (3.53%) Middleware
3 139 (2.50%) .NET
4 78 (1.40%) LDAP
5 69 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
5 69 (1.24%) Node.js
6 59 (1.06%) LAMP
7 52 (0.94%) JSON
7 52 (0.94%) SOAP
8 48 (0.86%) HTML
9 40 (0.72%) REST
10 37 (0.67%) AngularJS
11 36 (0.65%) RESTful
12 35 (0.63%) ASP.NET
12 35 (0.63%) Spring
12 35 (0.63%) XML
13 33 (0.59%) HTML5
14 29 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
15 28 (0.50%) Flash
16 25 (0.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 957 (17.22%) Data Centre
2 330 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 308 (5.54%) Self-Motivation
4 279 (5.02%) Public Cloud
5 272 (4.89%) Management Information System
6 200 (3.60%) Computer Science
7 196 (3.53%) Replication
8 188 (3.38%) Clustering
9 165 (2.97%) Private Cloud
10 159 (2.86%) Driving Licence
11 137 (2.46%) Hedge funds
11 137 (2.46%) User Experience
12 127 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
13 118 (2.12%) Blackberry
14 114 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
15 105 (1.89%) Fat Client
15 105 (1.89%) Thin Client
16 94 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
17 67 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
18 64 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,810 (68.55%) Windows
2 2,464 (44.33%) Windows Server
3 1,556 (28.00%) Linux
4 1,185 (21.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,115 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 587 (10.56%) Windows 10
7 568 (10.22%) Windows 7
8 305 (5.49%) Unix
9 297 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 251 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 219 (3.94%) Windows 8
12 202 (3.63%) CentOS
13 137 (2.46%) Ubuntu
14 95 (1.71%) Android
15 93 (1.67%) Solaris
16 85 (1.53%) Debian
17 76 (1.37%) Mac OS X
18 74 (1.33%) Windows XP
19 61 (1.10%) Apple iOS
20 43 (0.77%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,418 (25.51%) ITIL
2 653 (11.75%) DevOps
3 562 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
4 527 (9.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 460 (8.28%) Service Delivery
6 458 (8.24%) Presales
7 437 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
8 431 (7.75%) Configuration Management
9 406 (7.30%) Migration
10 390 (7.02%) Service Management
11 316 (5.69%) Project Management
12 291 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
13 279 (5.02%) Mentoring
14 267 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 251 (4.52%) High Availability
16 226 (4.07%) Load Balancing
17 216 (3.89%) Incident Management
18 209 (3.76%) Change Management
19 179 (3.22%) Root Cause Analysis
20 178 (3.20%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 992 (17.85%) PowerShell
2 811 (14.59%) SQL
3 482 (8.67%) Python
4 358 (6.44%) Bash Shell
5 251 (4.52%) Java
6 209 (3.76%) Perl
7 192 (3.45%) Ruby
8 158 (2.84%) JavaScript
9 93 (1.67%) PHP
10 92 (1.66%) C
10 92 (1.66%) Shell Script
11 83 (1.49%) C#
12 61 (1.10%) VBScript
13 45 (0.81%) VB
14 38 (0.68%) C++
15 34 (0.61%) Go
16 31 (0.56%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.25%) Jython
18 12 (0.22%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 834 (15.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 635 (11.42%) Cisco Certification
3 578 (10.40%) MCSE
4 535 (9.63%) Degree
5 468 (8.42%) CCNA
6 395 (7.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 377 (6.78%) Security Cleared
8 321 (5.78%) MCSA
9 310 (5.58%) CCNP
10 215 (3.87%) SC Cleared
11 200 (3.60%) MCITP
12 177 (3.18%) MCP
13 174 (3.13%) DV Cleared
14 129 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
15 124 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
16 119 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
17 105 (1.89%) CCIE
18 101 (1.82%) CCA
19 61 (1.10%) RHCE
20 50 (0.90%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (7.74%) SLA
2 216 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 142 (2.55%) PCI DSS
4 139 (2.50%) QA
5 46 (0.83%) PMO
6 40 (0.72%) GDPR
7 38 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
8 35 (0.63%) COBIT
9 16 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 13 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 12 (0.22%) GPG13
12 9 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.13%) GAMP
14 6 (0.11%) GCP
15 5 (0.090%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.090%) ISO 9000
15 5 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.072%) GxP
16 4 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 3 (0.054%) COSHH
System Software
1 2,702 (48.61%) Active Directory
2 1,792 (32.24%) Hyper-V
3 730 (13.13%) vSphere
4 619 (11.14%) VMware ESXi
5 581 (10.45%) XenApp
6 357 (6.42%) XenDesktop
7 293 (5.27%) Docker
8 281 (5.06%) Virtual Machines
9 197 (3.54%) Virtual Servers
10 179 (3.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 162 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
12 161 (2.90%) VMware NSX
13 150 (2.70%) VirtualBox
14 133 (2.39%) Xen
15 119 (2.14%) XenServer
16 108 (1.94%) KVM
17 80 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
18 77 (1.39%) Terminal Services
19 75 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 63 (1.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 759 (13.66%) SCCM
2 526 (9.46%) Puppet
3 435 (7.83%) Ansible
4 372 (6.69%) Opscode Chef
5 356 (6.41%) vCenter Server
6 275 (4.95%) SCOM
7 226 (4.07%) Nagios
8 159 (2.86%) Kubernetes
9 151 (2.72%) WSUS
10 142 (2.55%) Backup Exec
10 142 (2.55%) Terraform
11 124 (2.23%) SCVMM
12 113 (2.03%) vRealize
13 98 (1.76%) SCOrch
14 74 (1.33%) AirWatch
15 73 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
16 71 (1.28%) Kibana
17 65 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 61 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
19 59 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5,558 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,829 (50.90%) Microsoft
3 1,591 (28.63%) Cisco
4 1,467 (26.39%) Citrix
5 768 (13.82%) HP
6 582 (10.47%) NetApp
7 397 (7.14%) Dell
8 392 (7.05%) Red Hat
9 378 (6.80%) EMC
10 359 (6.46%) Veeam
11 354 (6.37%) Oracle
12 270 (4.86%) F5
13 213 (3.83%) Juniper
14 208 (3.74%) Google
15 193 (3.47%) CheckPoint
16 188 (3.38%) IBM
17 187 (3.36%) Splunk
18 177 (3.18%) SolarWinds
19 155 (2.79%) Apple
20 134 (2.41%) Ivanti