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

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 96 100
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -19
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 3,790 4,821 5,621
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.19% 3.25% 3.19%
As % of the System Software category 18.73% 20.40% 23.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,181 4,176 4,725
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +2.56%

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 20,240 23,632 23,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.04% 15.95% 13.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16,444 19,212 19,579
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -3 3,469 £45,000 - 610
UK excluding London +3 2,463 £41,500 -2.35% 511
London -3 1,201 £52,500 -4.55% 138
South East -6 701 £45,000 - 127
Midlands +17 504 £40,000 -7.51% 71
North of England -10 472 £41,000 +9.33% 134
West Midlands +17 376 £40,000 -11.11% 47
South West +38 370 £42,500 +2.41% 83
North West -8 264 £42,500 +6.25% 71
East of England -16 235 £40,000 -11.11% 58
Work from Home +19 194 £60,000 - 34
Yorkshire -30 180 £41,000 +12.33% 42
East Midlands +7 126 £40,000 +3.90% 23
Wales +25 95 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Scotland +45 94 £44,000 +10.00% 18
North East -3 28 £37,000 +5.71% 21
Northern Ireland +21 6 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 3,790 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,700 (71.24%) Windows
3 2,037 (53.75%) Microsoft
4 1,953 (51.53%) Active Directory
5 1,683 (44.41%) Windows Server
6 1,500 (39.58%) Office 365
7 1,495 (39.45%) Azure
8 1,258 (33.19%) Hyper-V
9 1,051 (27.73%) Cisco
10 1,039 (27.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 986 (26.02%) Firewall
12 955 (25.20%) Linux
13 861 (22.72%) Citrix
14 806 (21.27%) AWS
15 801 (21.13%) DNS
16 785 (20.71%) PowerShell
17 753 (19.87%) ITIL
18 670 (17.68%) Data Centre
19 657 (17.34%) MS Exchange
20 624 (16.46%) WAN
21 604 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
22 603 (15.91%) DHCP
23 587 (15.49%) SAN
24 568 (14.99%) LAN
25 562 (14.83%) Windows 10
26 553 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
27 538 (14.20%) SQL
28 534 (14.09%) SQL Server
29 520 (13.72%) SCCM
30 509 (13.43%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 657 (17.34%) MS Exchange
2 294 (7.76%) SharePoint
3 219 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 200 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 164 (4.33%) IIS
6 144 (3.80%) Skype for Business
7 59 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 56 (1.48%) OpenStack
9 49 (1.29%) Apache
10 41 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 39 (1.03%) WebSphere
12 31 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (0.61%) Confluence
14 22 (0.58%) JBoss
15 18 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
16 17 (0.45%) nginx
16 17 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.40%) Drupal
18 14 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
19 10 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 392 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.40%) AutoCAD
6 8 (0.21%) Gliffy
7 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.11%) Abaqus
9 3 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.026%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.026%) InDesign
10 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.13%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.11%) assyst
4 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.079%) Exchequer
5 3 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.053%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.053%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.053%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.053%) Shopify
7 1 (0.026%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.026%) Faxination
7 1 (0.026%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.026%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.026%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,500 (39.58%) Office 365
2 1,495 (39.45%) Azure
3 806 (21.27%) AWS
4 222 (5.86%) IaaS
5 192 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 179 (4.72%) PaaS
7 147 (3.88%) SaaS
8 104 (2.74%) GCP
9 63 (1.66%) Mimecast
10 54 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
10 54 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
11 45 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 43 (1.13%) OneDrive
13 30 (0.79%) OpenShift
14 29 (0.77%) Amazon S3
14 29 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 26 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (0.66%) Datadog
17 22 (0.58%) GitHub
17 22 (0.58%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 986 (26.02%) Firewall
2 801 (21.13%) DNS
3 624 (16.46%) WAN
4 603 (15.91%) DHCP
5 587 (15.49%) SAN
6 568 (14.99%) LAN
7 463 (12.22%) TCP/IP
8 401 (10.58%) VPN
9 254 (6.70%) Wireless
10 252 (6.65%) VoIP
11 243 (6.41%) VLAN
12 153 (4.04%) NetScaler
13 150 (3.96%) NAS
14 133 (3.51%) Network Security
15 132 (3.48%) Internet
16 127 (3.35%) Cisco ASA
17 125 (3.30%) Skype
18 117 (3.09%) BGP
19 98 (2.59%) iSCSI
20 89 (2.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 534 (14.09%) SQL Server
2 95 (2.51%) MySQL
3 88 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 72 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
5 69 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 64 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 60 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (1.24%) Big Data
9 44 (1.16%) Relational Database
10 36 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
11 35 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
12 30 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 29 (0.77%) RDBMS
14 27 (0.71%) Oracle Database
15 25 (0.66%) SQL Server 2017
16 22 (0.58%) MariaDB
17 21 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
18 20 (0.53%) Power BI
19 18 (0.47%) MongoDB
19 18 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 128 (3.38%) Jenkins
2 119 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 66 (1.74%) JIRA
4 34 (0.90%) TeamCity
5 30 (0.79%) Bitbucket
5 30 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 27 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 27 (0.71%) Selenium
7 23 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
8 22 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (0.58%) Vagrant
9 18 (0.47%) Maven
10 16 (0.42%) DbUnit
10 16 (0.42%) jMock
10 16 (0.42%) JUnit
10 16 (0.42%) Mockito
11 15 (0.40%) SonarQube
11 15 (0.40%) Subversion
12 14 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (0.34%) MSI
General
1 473 (12.48%) Finance
2 156 (4.12%) Retail
3 152 (4.01%) Telecoms
4 126 (3.32%) Public Sector
5 73 (1.93%) Legal
6 72 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 70 (1.85%) Banking
8 66 (1.74%) Advertising
9 53 (1.40%) Law
10 51 (1.35%) Marketing
11 45 (1.19%) Aerospace
12 31 (0.82%) Military
13 29 (0.77%) Back Office
14 25 (0.66%) Local Government
15 20 (0.53%) Automotive
15 20 (0.53%) Electronics
15 20 (0.53%) Games
16 18 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.40%) Publishing
18 9 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 820 (21.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 473 (12.48%) Support Engineer
3 366 (9.66%) IT Engineer
4 348 (9.18%) Analyst
5 328 (8.65%) IT Support
6 288 (7.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 276 (7.28%) Administrator
8 236 (6.23%) Consultant
9 229 (6.04%) Systems Administrator
10 226 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
11 223 (5.88%) Architect
12 208 (5.49%) Network Engineer
13 199 (5.25%) IT Support Engineer
14 173 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
15 160 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
16 156 (4.12%) Support Analyst
17 149 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 148 (3.91%) VMware Engineer
19 142 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
20 125 (3.30%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (2.66%) Web Services
2 66 (1.74%) LDAP
3 51 (1.35%) Middleware
4 41 (1.08%) .NET
5 34 (0.90%) REST
6 33 (0.87%) LAMP
7 31 (0.82%) SOAP
8 27 (0.71%) XML
9 26 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
10 20 (0.53%) JSON
10 20 (0.53%) Spring
11 19 (0.50%) RESTful
12 16 (0.42%) J2EE
12 16 (0.42%) PowerMock
12 16 (0.42%) YAML
13 15 (0.40%) Sensu
14 14 (0.37%) Apache Camel
15 13 (0.34%) SAML
16 12 (0.32%) HTML
16 12 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 670 (17.68%) Data Centre
2 301 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 219 (5.78%) Management Information System
4 138 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
5 135 (3.56%) Public Cloud
6 129 (3.40%) Driving Licence
7 127 (3.35%) Enterprise Storage
8 112 (2.96%) Clustering
9 104 (2.74%) Replication
10 103 (2.72%) Private Cloud
11 88 (2.32%) Hybrid Cloud
12 69 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
13 63 (1.66%) User Experience
14 36 (0.95%) CCTV
14 36 (0.95%) EMC VNX
15 35 (0.92%) Client/Server
16 32 (0.84%) iPhone
17 31 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
18 28 (0.74%) CMDB
18 28 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2,700 (71.24%) Windows
2 1,683 (44.41%) Windows Server
3 955 (25.20%) Linux
4 604 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 562 (14.83%) Windows 10
6 509 (13.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 375 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 321 (8.47%) Windows 7
9 167 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 144 (3.80%) CentOS
11 141 (3.72%) Windows 8
12 134 (3.54%) Unix
13 133 (3.51%) Windows Server 2019
14 105 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 78 (2.06%) Ubuntu
16 47 (1.24%) Android
17 43 (1.13%) Mac OS
18 40 (1.06%) Apple iOS
19 36 (0.95%) Windows XP
20 35 (0.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,039 (27.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 753 (19.87%) ITIL
3 553 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
4 367 (9.68%) Migration
5 337 (8.89%) DevOps
6 324 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 317 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
8 228 (6.02%) Project Management
9 227 (5.99%) Mentoring
10 207 (5.46%) Change Management
11 203 (5.36%) Service Delivery
12 197 (5.20%) Project Delivery
13 186 (4.91%) Configuration Management
14 176 (4.64%) Presales
15 171 (4.51%) Service Management
16 166 (4.38%) High Availability
17 162 (4.27%) Computer Science
18 157 (4.14%) Cybersecurity
19 155 (4.09%) Information Security
20 128 (3.38%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 785 (20.71%) PowerShell
2 538 (14.20%) SQL
3 353 (9.31%) Python
4 251 (6.62%) Bash Shell
5 122 (3.22%) Shell Script
6 88 (2.32%) C
7 73 (1.93%) Perl
8 61 (1.61%) VBScript
9 59 (1.56%) Java
10 55 (1.45%) JavaScript
11 50 (1.32%) C#
12 49 (1.29%) PHP
13 39 (1.03%) Ruby
14 33 (0.87%) C++
15 27 (0.71%) Go
16 21 (0.55%) VB
17 20 (0.53%) T-SQL
18 16 (0.42%) Groovy
19 11 (0.29%) Ada
20 10 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 467 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 397 (10.47%) Degree
3 363 (9.58%) Cisco Certification
4 328 (8.65%) MCSE
5 267 (7.04%) Security Cleared
6 260 (6.86%) CCNA
7 254 (6.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 245 (6.46%) MCSA
9 176 (4.64%) CCNP
10 145 (3.83%) SC Cleared
11 129 (3.40%) DV Cleared
12 104 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 92 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
14 72 (1.90%) MCP
15 64 (1.69%) CCIE
16 58 (1.53%) MCITP
17 50 (1.32%) CISSP
18 45 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
19 33 (0.87%) CCDP
20 31 (0.82%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (8.65%) SLA
2 164 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 85 (2.24%) GDPR
4 56 (1.48%) QA
5 46 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 39 (1.03%) PCI DSS
7 38 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 24 (0.63%) NIST
9 18 (0.47%) BS25999
9 18 (0.47%) ISO 9001
10 17 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 12 (0.32%) PMO
12 11 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.24%) COBIT
13 9 (0.24%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.11%) GPG13
14 4 (0.11%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.079%) Actionable Recommendations
15 3 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.079%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,953 (51.53%) Active Directory
2 1,258 (33.19%) Hyper-V
3 459 (12.11%) vSphere
4 392 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
5 376 (9.92%) XenApp
6 232 (6.12%) Docker
7 223 (5.88%) XenDesktop
8 205 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
9 162 (4.27%) Virtual Servers
10 110 (2.90%) VMware NSX
11 80 (2.11%) VirtualBox
12 76 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
13 62 (1.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 57 (1.50%) NFS
15 56 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
16 53 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
17 51 (1.35%) KVM
17 51 (1.35%) Xen
18 40 (1.06%) Firmware
18 40 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 520 (13.72%) SCCM
2 290 (7.65%) Ansible
3 232 (6.12%) Puppet
4 204 (5.38%) SCOM
5 196 (5.17%) vCenter Server
6 188 (4.96%) Terraform
7 185 (4.88%) WSUS
8 154 (4.06%) Kubernetes
9 102 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
10 95 (2.51%) Microsoft Intune
11 94 (2.48%) Nagios
12 73 (1.93%) Backup Exec
13 66 (1.74%) vRealize
14 52 (1.37%) NetBackup
15 46 (1.21%) Grafana
16 44 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
17 42 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
17 42 (1.11%) ZABBIX
18 38 (1.00%) Packer
19 37 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3,790 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,037 (53.75%) Microsoft
3 1,051 (27.73%) Cisco
4 861 (22.72%) Citrix
5 403 (10.63%) HP
6 343 (9.05%) Veeam
7 304 (8.02%) NetApp
8 245 (6.46%) Dell
9 239 (6.31%) Red Hat
10 197 (5.20%) EMC
11 189 (4.99%) SolarWinds
12 156 (4.12%) Juniper
13 139 (3.67%) Oracle
14 118 (3.11%) Symantec
15 111 (2.93%) Google
16 109 (2.88%) McAfee
17 97 (2.56%) IBM
17 97 (2.56%) Meraki
18 82 (2.16%) CheckPoint
19 78 (2.06%) Sophos