Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 96 102
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 -7
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,628 4,360 5,056
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.26% 3.18% 3.07%
As % of the System Software category 17.67% 18.53% 20.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,440 3,758 4,347
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

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 9,213 23,526 24,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.43% 17.16% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7,824 19,395 20,137
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,500 £24,875
90th Percentile £86,775 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,865 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.27% - +8.97%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 +1 1,472 £47,500 +11.76% 302
UK excluding London -5 1,097 £42,500 +6.25% 265
London +16 470 £60,000 +14.29% 56
South East +11 342 £47,500 +11.76% 69
North of England +13 266 £41,000 +9.33% 71
Midlands -16 165 £41,750 +8.44% 54
North West +34 161 £43,500 +16.00% 42
Work from Home -11 159 £55,000 -12.00% 51
South West 0 147 £40,500 -4.71% 37
West Midlands -9 120 £42,500 +6.25% 39
Yorkshire -15 79 £38,500 +10.00% 26
Wales +37 70 £42,500 +1.19% 8
East of England -2 70 £42,500 +13.33% 13
East Midlands -4 44 £34,000 -9.33% 15
Scotland +52 39 £43,250 +8.13% 12
North East +20 26 £41,250 +11.49% 3
Northern Ireland +18 4 £52,500 +75.00% 1

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 1,628 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,083 (66.52%) Windows
3 832 (51.11%) Microsoft
4 761 (46.74%) Active Directory
5 745 (45.76%) Azure
6 713 (43.80%) Windows Server
7 545 (33.48%) Office 365
8 507 (31.14%) Hyper-V
9 492 (30.22%) Linux
10 447 (27.46%) Cisco
11 444 (27.27%) PowerShell
12 427 (26.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 381 (23.40%) ITIL
14 370 (22.73%) DNS
15 354 (21.74%) Firewall
16 349 (21.44%) Citrix
17 325 (19.96%) AWS
18 279 (17.14%) DHCP
19 267 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
20 253 (15.54%) vSphere
21 238 (14.62%) SCCM
22 236 (14.50%) WAN
23 233 (14.31%) SQL
24 231 (14.19%) Windows Server 2016
25 229 (14.07%) Data Centre
26 223 (13.70%) LAN
27 222 (13.64%) SAN
28 217 (13.33%) SQL Server
29 213 (13.08%) Security Cleared
30 209 (12.84%) TCP/IP

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
1 199 (12.22%) MS Exchange
2 149 (9.15%) SharePoint
3 78 (4.79%) IIS
4 58 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (3.38%) Skype for Business
6 53 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (2.40%) Confluence
8 27 (1.66%) Apache
8 27 (1.66%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.11%) CMS
11 14 (0.86%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.55%) nginx
13 9 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.49%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.37%) Site Server
16 5 (0.31%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 130 (7.99%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) Maximo
1 5 (0.31%) TRIRIGA
2 4 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) Q-Pulse
3 3 (0.18%) Workfront
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.061%) BASE24
5 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.061%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.061%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.061%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 745 (45.76%) Azure
2 545 (33.48%) Office 365
3 325 (19.96%) AWS
4 131 (8.05%) IaaS
5 109 (6.70%) PaaS
6 95 (5.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 73 (4.48%) SaaS
8 59 (3.62%) GCP
9 46 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
10 37 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
11 31 (1.90%) Mimecast
12 30 (1.84%) OneDrive
13 22 (1.35%) Amazon S3
14 21 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (1.11%) Power Platform
16 17 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
17 16 (0.98%) OpenShift
18 15 (0.92%) Route 53
19 13 (0.80%) BPaaS
20 11 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 370 (22.73%) DNS
2 354 (21.74%) Firewall
3 279 (17.14%) DHCP
4 236 (14.50%) WAN
5 223 (13.70%) LAN
6 222 (13.64%) SAN
7 209 (12.84%) TCP/IP
8 174 (10.69%) VPN
9 127 (7.80%) VoIP
10 90 (5.53%) VLAN
11 86 (5.28%) Wireless
12 83 (5.10%) Network Security
13 74 (4.55%) Skype
14 56 (3.44%) NetScaler
15 52 (3.19%) Internet
16 51 (3.13%) Unified Communications
17 48 (2.95%) Remote Desktop
18 46 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
19 42 (2.58%) WebEx
20 38 (2.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.19%) MySQL
3 43 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (1.97%) Hadoop
5 26 (1.60%) MongoDB
6 25 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
7 19 (1.17%) Big Data
8 17 (1.04%) Power BI
9 15 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 11 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (0.61%) CouchDB
12 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.49%) DB2
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 105 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 105 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 40 (2.46%) JIRA
3 20 (1.23%) Bitbucket
4 19 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (1.04%) Artifactory
5 17 (1.04%) Maven
6 15 (0.92%) Subversion
6 15 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (0.86%) Selenium
8 13 (0.80%) DbUnit
8 13 (0.80%) Gerrit
8 13 (0.80%) GitLab
8 13 (0.80%) jMock
8 13 (0.80%) JUnit
8 13 (0.80%) Mockito
8 13 (0.80%) SonarQube
9 12 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (0.74%) Visual Studio
10 11 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 170 (10.44%) Finance
2 70 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 56 (3.44%) Public Sector
4 50 (3.07%) Banking
5 27 (1.66%) Law
6 26 (1.60%) Advertising
6 26 (1.60%) Retail
7 25 (1.54%) Military
8 24 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.11%) Legal
9 18 (1.11%) Marketing
10 9 (0.55%) Police
11 8 (0.49%) French Language
11 8 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.37%) Digital Economy
13 6 (0.37%) Local Government
14 5 (0.31%) Back Office
14 5 (0.31%) Games
15 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 341 (20.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 178 (10.93%) Support Engineer
3 131 (8.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 125 (7.68%) IT Engineer
5 115 (7.06%) VMware Engineer
6 112 (6.88%) Analyst
7 105 (6.45%) Consultant
8 104 (6.39%) Network Engineer
9 83 (5.10%) Server Engineer
10 81 (4.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 80 (4.91%) Windows Engineer
12 78 (4.79%) IT Support
13 77 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
14 76 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
15 73 (4.48%) Administrator
16 72 (4.42%) Architect
17 58 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
18 57 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 57 (3.50%) Linux Engineer
19 55 (3.38%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.50%) LDAP
2 42 (2.58%) Web Services
3 32 (1.97%) XML
4 30 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
4 30 (1.84%) XMPP
5 28 (1.72%) .NET
6 27 (1.66%) JSON
7 21 (1.29%) YAML
8 19 (1.17%) RESTful
9 18 (1.11%) REST
10 16 (0.98%) HTML
11 14 (0.86%) SOAP
12 13 (0.80%) Apache Camel
12 13 (0.80%) J2EE
12 13 (0.80%) LAMP
12 13 (0.80%) PowerMock
12 13 (0.80%) Spring
12 13 (0.80%) WebRTC
13 8 (0.49%) JMS
14 7 (0.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 229 (14.07%) Data Centre
2 116 (7.13%) Public Cloud
3 113 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 61 (3.75%) Private Cloud
6 55 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 50 (3.07%) Clustering
8 49 (3.01%) Replication
9 43 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
10 34 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
11 33 (2.03%) Driving Licence
12 31 (1.90%) PKI
13 28 (1.72%) Fat Client
13 28 (1.72%) Thin Client
14 23 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.23%) Client/Server
16 18 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
17 17 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
18 16 (0.98%) Reinsurance
18 16 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,083 (66.52%) Windows
2 713 (43.80%) Windows Server
3 492 (30.22%) Linux
4 267 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 231 (14.19%) Windows Server 2016
6 202 (12.41%) Windows 10
7 164 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 101 (6.20%) Windows Server 2019
9 94 (5.77%) Windows 7
10 87 (5.34%) CentOS
11 83 (5.10%) Unix
12 63 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (2.03%) Ubuntu
13 33 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (1.97%) Windows 8
15 26 (1.60%) Android
16 25 (1.54%) Debian
17 16 (0.98%) Solaris
18 14 (0.86%) Apple iOS
19 10 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (26.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 381 (23.40%) ITIL
3 197 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
4 192 (11.79%) DevOps
5 143 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
6 134 (8.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 115 (7.06%) Migration
8 110 (6.76%) Service Management
9 101 (6.20%) Mentoring
10 98 (6.02%) Project Delivery
11 93 (5.71%) High Availability
12 92 (5.65%) Configuration Management
13 81 (4.98%) Infrastructure as Code
14 78 (4.79%) Presales
15 77 (4.73%) ITSM
16 73 (4.48%) Project Management
17 71 (4.36%) Cybersecurity
18 68 (4.18%) Patch Management
19 65 (3.99%) Virtual Environments
20 64 (3.93%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 444 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 233 (14.31%) SQL
3 173 (10.63%) Python
4 139 (8.54%) Bash Shell
5 71 (4.36%) Java
6 50 (3.07%) Perl
7 49 (3.01%) Shell Script
8 40 (2.46%) C
9 33 (2.03%) Ruby
10 30 (1.84%) C++
11 29 (1.78%) JavaScript
12 28 (1.72%) PHP
13 21 (1.29%) C#
14 19 (1.17%) T-SQL
14 19 (1.17%) VBScript
15 18 (1.11%) Groovy
15 18 (1.11%) VB
16 14 (0.86%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.43%) Go
18 4 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 213 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 175 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 158 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
4 149 (9.15%) SC Cleared
5 120 (7.37%) CCNA
5 120 (7.37%) MCSE
6 119 (7.31%) Degree
7 106 (6.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 89 (5.47%) MCSA
9 69 (4.24%) CCNP
10 66 (4.05%) DV Cleared
11 51 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (1.66%) MCP
12 27 (1.66%) RHCE
13 26 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (1.17%) CCIE
15 18 (1.11%) CISSP
16 16 (0.98%) MCITP
17 15 (0.92%) JNCIS
18 13 (0.80%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (10.07%) SLA
2 41 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.78%) GDPR
4 22 (1.35%) QA
5 10 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.43%) COBIT
7 7 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.37%) BS25999
9 5 (0.31%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.12%) HL7
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.12%) PMO
11 1 (0.061%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.061%) NIST
11 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 761 (46.74%) Active Directory
2 507 (31.14%) Hyper-V
3 253 (15.54%) vSphere
4 186 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
5 117 (7.19%) Docker
6 113 (6.94%) XenApp
7 87 (5.34%) Virtual Machines
8 74 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
9 58 (3.56%) VMware NSX
10 54 (3.32%) XenDesktop
11 46 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
12 42 (2.58%) VMware Server
13 37 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 33 (2.03%) KVM
15 30 (1.84%) Xen
16 19 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
17 17 (1.04%) Firmware
18 15 (0.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 15 (0.92%) vCloud
19 13 (0.80%) NFS
Systems Management
1 238 (14.62%) SCCM
2 196 (12.04%) Ansible
3 117 (7.19%) Puppet
4 114 (7.00%) Terraform
5 95 (5.84%) Kubernetes
6 83 (5.10%) Microsoft Intune
7 80 (4.91%) SCOM
8 78 (4.79%) WSUS
9 59 (3.62%) vCenter Server
10 47 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
11 44 (2.70%) Nagios
12 43 (2.64%) SCVMM
13 34 (2.09%) Backup Exec
14 33 (2.03%) NetBackup
15 31 (1.90%) ZABBIX
16 28 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
17 23 (1.41%) PowerCLI
17 23 (1.41%) vRealize
18 20 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
19 18 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,628 (100.00%) VMware
2 832 (51.11%) Microsoft
3 447 (27.46%) Cisco
4 349 (21.44%) Citrix
5 173 (10.63%) HP
6 151 (9.28%) Veeam
7 113 (6.94%) Dell
7 113 (6.94%) NetApp
8 105 (6.45%) Red Hat
9 94 (5.77%) EMC
10 89 (5.47%) SolarWinds
11 71 (4.36%) Oracle
12 68 (4.18%) Juniper
13 51 (3.13%) Sophos
14 49 (3.01%) IBM
15 44 (2.70%) Palo Alto
16 42 (2.58%) Google
17 41 (2.52%) Meraki
18 40 (2.46%) F5
18 40 (2.46%) Fortinet