Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 97 97
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -19
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 4,041 4,918 5,612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.22% 3.26% 3.26%
As % of the System Software category 18.85% 21.03% 24.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3,292 4,072 4,670
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

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 21,440 23,381 22,596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.07% 15.48% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 17,479 19,073 18,773
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 28 January 2020.

Salary histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Top 16 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 28 January 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 -2 3,693 £42,500 -5.56% 856
UK excluding London +5 2,632 £40,000 -5.88% 737
London -17 1,250 £50,000 -9.09% 178
South East +5 785 £43,886 +3.26% 190
Midlands +7 514 £38,000 -10.59% 120
North of England -16 496 £37,500 -6.25% 193
South West +41 395 £42,500 - 105
West Midlands -1 367 £39,000 -9.83% 85
North West -17 277 £37,500 -11.76% 100
East of England -8 253 £40,000 -8.82% 72
Yorkshire -15 198 £40,000 +6.67% 69
East Midlands +24 147 £37,850 -1.69% 35
Wales +17 105 £42,500 +6.25% 26
Scotland +19 89 £39,000 -2.50% 29
North East +4 21 £37,000 +23.33% 24
Northern Ireland +18 10 £30,000 -25.00% 4

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4,041 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,922 (72.31%) Windows
3 2,164 (53.55%) Microsoft
4 2,150 (53.20%) Active Directory
5 1,783 (44.12%) Windows Server
6 1,599 (39.57%) Office 365
7 1,569 (38.83%) Azure
8 1,344 (33.26%) Hyper-V
9 1,088 (26.92%) Cisco
10 1,068 (26.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 993 (24.57%) Firewall
12 991 (24.52%) Linux
13 985 (24.38%) Citrix
14 913 (22.59%) ITIL
15 903 (22.35%) DNS
16 870 (21.53%) AWS
17 805 (19.92%) PowerShell
18 724 (17.92%) Data Centre
19 712 (17.62%) MS Exchange
20 711 (17.59%) DHCP
21 670 (16.58%) Windows Server 2012
22 664 (16.43%) Windows 10
23 663 (16.41%) WAN
24 616 (15.24%) LAN
25 611 (15.12%) SAN
26 581 (14.38%) SCCM
27 566 (14.01%) TCP/IP
28 564 (13.96%) SQL
29 559 (13.83%) SQL Server
30 552 (13.66%) Problem-Solving

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
1 712 (17.62%) MS Exchange
2 353 (8.74%) SharePoint
3 251 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 227 (5.62%) IIS
5 197 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 167 (4.13%) Skype for Business
7 66 (1.63%) Apache
8 62 (1.53%) Tomcat
9 59 (1.46%) WebSphere
10 53 (1.31%) OpenStack
11 51 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 37 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
13 32 (0.79%) Confluence
13 32 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
14 27 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
15 25 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
16 22 (0.54%) JBoss
17 20 (0.49%) nginx
18 13 (0.32%) Drupal
18 13 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 426 (10.54%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.42%) AutoCAD
6 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.049%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.049%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.025%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.025%) InDesign
9 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.025%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.12%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.074%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.074%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.074%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.049%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.025%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.025%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.025%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,599 (39.57%) Office 365
2 1,569 (38.83%) Azure
3 870 (21.53%) AWS
4 203 (5.02%) IaaS
5 194 (4.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 153 (3.79%) SaaS
7 142 (3.51%) PaaS
8 104 (2.57%) GCP
9 103 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
10 58 (1.44%) Mimecast
11 41 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
12 40 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
12 40 (0.99%) OneDrive
13 28 (0.69%) Amazon S3
13 28 (0.69%) OpenShift
14 26 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 25 (0.62%) Datadog
16 23 (0.57%) Azure Stack
16 23 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 22 (0.54%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 993 (24.57%) Firewall
2 903 (22.35%) DNS
3 711 (17.59%) DHCP
4 663 (16.41%) WAN
5 616 (15.24%) LAN
6 611 (15.12%) SAN
7 566 (14.01%) TCP/IP
8 420 (10.39%) VPN
9 275 (6.81%) VLAN
10 261 (6.46%) Wireless
11 256 (6.34%) VoIP
12 193 (4.78%) NAS
13 157 (3.89%) Network Security
14 149 (3.69%) Skype
15 141 (3.49%) Internet
16 126 (3.12%) BGP
17 125 (3.09%) NetScaler
18 111 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
19 100 (2.47%) iSCSI
20 92 (2.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 559 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 93 (2.30%) MySQL
3 75 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 63 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
5 61 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
6 57 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 56 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 53 (1.31%) Relational Database
9 46 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
10 43 (1.06%) Big Data
11 35 (0.87%) RDBMS
11 35 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
12 33 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 30 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 29 (0.72%) Oracle Database
15 22 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 19 (0.47%) MariaDB
17 19 (0.47%) NoSQL
18 18 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 116 (2.87%) Jenkins
2 102 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 61 (1.51%) JIRA
4 59 (1.46%) Visual Studio
5 37 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 34 (0.84%) MSI
7 26 (0.64%) TeamCity
7 26 (0.64%) Vagrant
8 20 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 20 (0.49%) Selenium
8 20 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (0.42%) Bitbucket
10 16 (0.40%) Maven
11 14 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.30%) JUnit
12 12 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (0.30%) Subversion
13 11 (0.27%) DbUnit
13 11 (0.27%) Mockito
13 11 (0.27%) SonarQube
General
1 506 (12.52%) Finance
2 182 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 162 (4.01%) Retail
4 155 (3.84%) Public Sector
5 82 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 78 (1.93%) Banking
7 77 (1.91%) Advertising
8 75 (1.86%) Marketing
9 69 (1.71%) Legal
10 64 (1.58%) Law
11 54 (1.34%) Aerospace
12 44 (1.09%) Electronics
13 41 (1.01%) Military
14 28 (0.69%) Automotive
15 27 (0.67%) Local Government
16 25 (0.62%) Back Office
17 24 (0.59%) German Language
18 20 (0.49%) Financial Institution
19 15 (0.37%) Games
20 14 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 837 (20.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 473 (11.71%) Support Engineer
3 389 (9.63%) Analyst
4 324 (8.02%) IT Support
5 319 (7.89%) IT Engineer
6 295 (7.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 288 (7.13%) Architect
8 284 (7.03%) Administrator
9 273 (6.76%) Consultant
10 232 (5.74%) Systems Administrator
11 224 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
12 195 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
13 191 (4.73%) Support Analyst
13 191 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
14 179 (4.43%) Network Engineer
15 158 (3.91%) IT Support Engineer
16 148 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
17 142 (3.51%) VMware Engineer
18 137 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 133 (3.29%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (2.70%) Web Services
2 71 (1.76%) LDAP
3 63 (1.56%) Middleware
4 59 (1.46%) .NET
5 34 (0.84%) REST
6 30 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
6 30 (0.74%) SOAP
6 30 (0.74%) XML
7 29 (0.72%) LAMP
8 22 (0.54%) JSON
9 18 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
10 16 (0.40%) Spring
11 15 (0.37%) Sensu
12 14 (0.35%) .NET Framework
12 14 (0.35%) XMPP
13 13 (0.32%) YAML
14 12 (0.30%) RESTful
15 11 (0.27%) Apache Camel
15 11 (0.27%) HTML
15 11 (0.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 724 (17.92%) Data Centre
2 290 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 223 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 148 (3.66%) Driving Licence
5 146 (3.61%) Replication
6 144 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
7 137 (3.39%) Public Cloud
8 122 (3.02%) Clustering
9 118 (2.92%) Private Cloud
10 111 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
11 102 (2.52%) Enterprise Storage
12 88 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
13 77 (1.91%) User Experience
14 53 (1.31%) CCTV
15 41 (1.01%) Hedge funds
15 41 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
16 39 (0.97%) CMDB
16 39 (0.97%) EMC VNX
16 39 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
17 36 (0.89%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2,922 (72.31%) Windows
2 1,783 (44.12%) Windows Server
3 991 (24.52%) Linux
4 670 (16.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 664 (16.43%) Windows 10
6 501 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 375 (9.28%) Windows 7
8 180 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 174 (4.31%) Unix
10 168 (4.16%) Windows 8
11 145 (3.59%) CentOS
12 124 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 84 (2.08%) Ubuntu
14 63 (1.56%) Mac OS
15 48 (1.19%) Android
16 44 (1.09%) Windows XP
17 40 (0.99%) Apple iOS
18 36 (0.89%) Solaris
19 33 (0.82%) Debian
20 32 (0.79%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,068 (26.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 913 (22.59%) ITIL
3 552 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
4 373 (9.23%) Migration
5 356 (8.81%) DevOps
6 348 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
7 307 (7.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 256 (6.34%) Mentoring
9 250 (6.19%) Project Management
10 232 (5.74%) Service Delivery
11 217 (5.37%) Service Management
12 207 (5.12%) Presales
13 205 (5.07%) Change Management
14 182 (4.50%) Project Delivery
15 179 (4.43%) Configuration Management
16 166 (4.11%) Load Balancing
17 148 (3.66%) Computer Science
18 146 (3.61%) High Availability
19 141 (3.49%) Cybersecurity
20 138 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 805 (19.92%) PowerShell
2 564 (13.96%) SQL
3 319 (7.89%) Python
4 222 (5.49%) Bash Shell
5 128 (3.17%) Shell Script
6 113 (2.80%) C
7 97 (2.40%) Perl
8 64 (1.58%) Java
8 64 (1.58%) VBScript
9 61 (1.51%) C#
10 55 (1.36%) Ruby
11 50 (1.24%) JavaScript
12 46 (1.14%) PHP
13 31 (0.77%) C++
14 26 (0.64%) Go
15 24 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 23 (0.57%) VB
17 13 (0.32%) Ada
17 13 (0.32%) Groovy
18 9 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 496 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 444 (10.99%) Degree
3 367 (9.08%) Cisco Certification
4 324 (8.02%) MCSE
5 284 (7.03%) Security Cleared
6 283 (7.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 268 (6.63%) MCSA
8 266 (6.58%) CCNA
9 190 (4.70%) CCNP
10 148 (3.66%) SC Cleared
11 135 (3.34%) DV Cleared
12 92 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
13 80 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
14 73 (1.81%) MCP
15 59 (1.46%) CCIE
16 56 (1.39%) MCITP
17 52 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
18 38 (0.94%) AWS Certification
19 37 (0.92%) DBS Check
19 37 (0.92%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 374 (9.26%) SLA
2 152 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (1.61%) GDPR
4 49 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 46 (1.14%) QA
6 33 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 26 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 24 (0.59%) ISO 9001
9 21 (0.52%) NIST
9 21 (0.52%) PMO
10 18 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 15 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.22%) COBIT
13 8 (0.20%) ISO 22301
13 8 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
15 5 (0.12%) NCSC
16 4 (0.099%) GPG13
17 3 (0.074%) GxP
18 2 (0.049%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,150 (53.20%) Active Directory
2 1,344 (33.26%) Hyper-V
3 516 (12.77%) vSphere
4 407 (10.07%) VMware ESXi
5 392 (9.70%) XenApp
6 245 (6.06%) XenDesktop
7 230 (5.69%) Docker
8 205 (5.07%) Virtual Machines
9 179 (4.43%) Virtual Servers
10 117 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
11 99 (2.45%) VMware NSX
12 85 (2.10%) VirtualBox
13 70 (1.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 67 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
15 56 (1.39%) KVM
16 53 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 53 (1.31%) Xen
17 50 (1.24%) Terminal Services
18 44 (1.09%) NFS
19 43 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 581 (14.38%) SCCM
2 265 (6.56%) Ansible
3 225 (5.57%) Puppet
4 222 (5.49%) WSUS
5 195 (4.83%) SCOM
5 195 (4.83%) vCenter Server
6 161 (3.98%) Terraform
7 145 (3.59%) Kubernetes
8 108 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
9 97 (2.40%) Nagios
10 90 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
11 89 (2.20%) vRealize
12 62 (1.53%) NetBackup
13 59 (1.46%) Backup Exec
14 43 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
15 41 (1.01%) Grafana
16 40 (0.99%) SCVMM
17 38 (0.94%) ZABBIX
18 37 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
19 36 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4,041 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,164 (53.55%) Microsoft
3 1,088 (26.92%) Cisco
4 985 (24.38%) Citrix
5 387 (9.58%) Veeam
6 382 (9.45%) HP
7 301 (7.45%) NetApp
8 260 (6.43%) Dell
9 257 (6.36%) Red Hat
10 222 (5.49%) EMC
11 187 (4.63%) SolarWinds
12 151 (3.74%) Oracle
13 139 (3.44%) Juniper
14 131 (3.24%) Symantec
15 117 (2.90%) IBM
16 114 (2.82%) Google
17 112 (2.77%) McAfee
18 109 (2.70%) Meraki
19 92 (2.28%) Avaya
20 83 (2.05%) Apple