Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 74 72
Rank change year-on-year -19 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 5866 7350 8725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.37% 3.85% 3.98%
As % of the System Software category 25.75% 30.97% 34.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5034 6099 7248
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
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 22782 23736 25029
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.08% 12.43% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 19180 19970 20854
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.05%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 5495 £42,500 - 268
UK excluding London -20 3578 £40,000 - 200
London -18 2189 £50,000 -1.96% 82
South East -25 1130 £40,000 -5.88% 67
North of England -12 881 £37,500 +4.17% 51
Midlands -24 498 £36,500 +4.29% 39
Yorkshire +1 474 £38,000 +5.56% 16
East of England -20 408 £45,000 +5.88% 18
South West -20 400 £40,000 +14.29% 11
North West -22 355 £37,500 +2.04% 34
West Midlands -10 349 £37,500 +7.14% 24
East Midlands -12 150 £36,000 - 15
Scotland -23 139 £40,000 +11.11% 8
Wales +13 125 £37,000 -1.33% 5
North East +32 53 £35,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -27 9 £27,000 -20.59%
Channel Islands +5 7 £32,500 -10.96% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 5866 (100.00%) VMware
2 4108 (70.03%) Windows
3 3043 (51.88%) Microsoft
4 3008 (51.28%) Active Directory
5 2546 (43.40%) Windows Server
6 1802 (30.72%) Hyper-V
7 1769 (30.16%) Linux
8 1766 (30.11%) Cisco
9 1691 (28.83%) Firewall
10 1553 (26.47%) Citrix
11 1512 (25.78%) MS Exchange
12 1411 (24.05%) ITIL
13 1378 (23.49%) Office 365
14 1357 (23.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 1356 (23.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 1331 (22.69%) SAN
17 1227 (20.92%) Microsoft Azure
18 1221 (20.81%) DNS
19 1040 (17.73%) WAN
20 978 (16.67%) PowerShell
21 970 (16.54%) SQL Server
22 968 (16.50%) Microsoft Certification
23 950 (16.20%) SQL
24 937 (15.97%) LAN
25 935 (15.94%) DHCP
26 934 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
27 922 (15.72%) Data Centre
28 886 (15.10%) Finance
29 857 (14.61%) TCP/IP
30 824 (14.05%) vSphere

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 1512 (25.78%) MS Exchange
2 673 (11.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 490 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 444 (7.57%) SharePoint
5 436 (7.43%) IIS
6 316 (5.39%) Skype for Business
7 220 (3.75%) Apache
8 177 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 146 (2.49%) OpenStack
10 140 (2.39%) Tomcat
11 93 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
12 79 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
13 73 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 67 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
15 59 (1.01%) nginx
16 37 (0.63%) JBoss
17 36 (0.61%) CMS
18 32 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
18 32 (0.55%) Confluence
19 31 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 571 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.051%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.034%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.034%) RoboHelp
6 2 (0.034%) Snagit
6 2 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.017%) CATIA
7 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.017%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 44 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 14 (0.24%) Teamcenter
4 12 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
7 6 (0.10%) thinkFolio
8 4 (0.068%) Eikon
9 3 (0.051%) Epicor Tropos
9 3 (0.051%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.051%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.034%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.034%) MetaTrader
10 2 (0.034%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.034%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.034%) Relativity
10 2 (0.034%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 1378 (23.49%) Office 365
2 1227 (20.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 934 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
4 262 (4.47%) IaaS
5 201 (3.43%) PaaS
6 143 (2.44%) SaaS
7 93 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
8 69 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 61 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
10 58 (0.99%) Mimecast
11 51 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
12 40 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
13 39 (0.66%) G Suite
14 29 (0.49%) OneDrive
15 20 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
16 18 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 17 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 17 (0.29%) Amazon S3
18 12 (0.20%) Dropbox
18 12 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1691 (28.83%) Firewall
2 1331 (22.69%) SAN
3 1221 (20.81%) DNS
4 1040 (17.73%) WAN
5 937 (15.97%) LAN
6 935 (15.94%) DHCP
7 857 (14.61%) TCP/IP
8 785 (13.38%) VPN
9 450 (7.67%) VLAN
10 447 (7.62%) VoIP
11 300 (5.11%) NAS
12 273 (4.65%) MPLS
13 262 (4.47%) Wireless
14 251 (4.28%) Internet
15 239 (4.07%) SSL
16 214 (3.65%) Skype
17 207 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
18 192 (3.27%) iSCSI
19 184 (3.14%) Network Security
20 175 (2.98%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 970 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 300 (5.11%) MySQL
3 178 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 123 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 98 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 86 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 80 (1.36%) NoSQL
8 75 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 56 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 51 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 50 (0.85%) Relational Database
12 48 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 48 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 45 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
14 42 (0.72%) Hadoop
15 38 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
16 33 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
16 33 (0.56%) MariaDB
17 32 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
18 30 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 195 (3.32%) Jenkins
2 181 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 60 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (1.02%) Vagrant
4 55 (0.94%) JIRA
4 55 (0.94%) Visual Studio
5 47 (0.80%) Subversion
6 46 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 44 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 38 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 36 (0.61%) MSI
9 36 (0.61%) NuGet
10 34 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
11 28 (0.48%) Maven
12 21 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
13 20 (0.34%) JUnit
14 19 (0.32%) Ant
14 19 (0.32%) Travis CI
15 12 (0.20%) GoCD
15 12 (0.20%) Hudson
General
1 886 (15.10%) Finance
2 278 (4.74%) Telecoms
3 196 (3.34%) Banking
4 137 (2.34%) Retail
5 124 (2.11%) Law
6 122 (2.08%) Games
7 114 (1.94%) Legal
8 104 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 91 (1.55%) Advertising
9 91 (1.55%) Back Office
10 89 (1.52%) Marketing
11 76 (1.30%) Investment Banking
12 70 (1.19%) Military
13 61 (1.04%) Publishing
14 51 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 36 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.51%) Electronics
17 28 (0.48%) Billing
18 20 (0.34%) Front Office
19 14 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1108 (18.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 761 (12.97%) Analyst
3 649 (11.06%) Support Engineer
4 477 (8.13%) IT Engineer
5 459 (7.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 447 (7.62%) Administrator
7 434 (7.40%) Support Analyst
8 433 (7.38%) IT Support
9 372 (6.34%) Systems Engineer
10 347 (5.92%) Systems Administrator
11 341 (5.81%) Architect
12 324 (5.52%) Consultant
13 323 (5.51%) VMware Engineer
14 315 (5.37%) Network Engineer
15 282 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
16 263 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
17 259 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
18 244 (4.16%) Infrastructure Support
19 217 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 216 (3.68%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (3.36%) Web Services
2 130 (2.22%) .NET
3 90 (1.53%) LAMP
4 51 (0.87%) Middleware
5 44 (0.75%) HTML
6 43 (0.73%) REST
7 39 (0.66%) LEMP Stack
7 39 (0.66%) XML
8 38 (0.65%) Node.js
9 35 (0.60%) Software Packaging
10 34 (0.58%) 802.1X
10 34 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
10 34 (0.58%) JSON
11 30 (0.51%) CSS
11 30 (0.51%) SOAP
12 24 (0.41%) HTML5
12 24 (0.41%) RESTful
13 22 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
13 22 (0.38%) Sensu
14 20 (0.34%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 922 (15.72%) Data Centre
2 302 (5.15%) Clustering
3 300 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 286 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 259 (4.42%) Replication
6 229 (3.90%) Computer Science
7 198 (3.38%) Driving Licence
8 160 (2.73%) Public Cloud
9 134 (2.28%) Enterprise Storage
10 100 (1.70%) Hedge funds
11 96 (1.64%) Blackberry
12 92 (1.57%) Fat Client
12 92 (1.57%) Private Cloud
12 92 (1.57%) Thin Client
13 89 (1.52%) User Experience
14 75 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
15 62 (1.06%) Client/Server
16 59 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
17 57 (0.97%) Fintech
18 50 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4108 (70.03%) Windows
2 2546 (43.40%) Windows Server
3 1769 (30.16%) Linux
4 1357 (23.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1356 (23.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 721 (12.29%) Windows 7
7 550 (9.38%) Unix
8 529 (9.02%) Windows 10
9 439 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 406 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 338 (5.76%) Windows 8
12 254 (4.33%) CentOS
13 183 (3.12%) Windows XP
14 149 (2.54%) Ubuntu
15 97 (1.65%) Debian
16 93 (1.59%) Mac OS X
17 91 (1.55%) Solaris
18 71 (1.21%) Android
19 56 (0.95%) Apple iOS
19 56 (0.95%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1411 (24.05%) ITIL
2 541 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 535 (9.12%) DevOps
4 397 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
5 351 (5.98%) Service Delivery
6 346 (5.90%) Migration
7 345 (5.88%) Presales
8 339 (5.78%) Project Management
9 328 (5.59%) Service Management
10 301 (5.13%) High Availability
11 299 (5.10%) Change Management
12 296 (5.05%) Configuration Management
13 249 (4.24%) Problem Management
14 232 (3.95%) Load Balancing
15 230 (3.92%) Mentoring
16 222 (3.78%) Virtual Environments
17 211 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
18 195 (3.32%) Time Management
19 185 (3.15%) Continuous Improvement
20 178 (3.03%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 978 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 950 (16.20%) SQL
3 486 (8.29%) Python
4 388 (6.61%) Bash Shell
5 309 (5.27%) Perl
6 290 (4.94%) Java
7 170 (2.90%) Ruby
8 143 (2.44%) Shell Script
9 135 (2.30%) C
10 109 (1.86%) PHP
11 103 (1.76%) C#
12 99 (1.69%) VBScript
13 88 (1.50%) JavaScript
14 58 (0.99%) C++
15 50 (0.85%) T-SQL
16 48 (0.82%) VB
17 30 (0.51%) Go
18 28 (0.48%) Groovy
19 18 (0.31%) Bourne shell
20 16 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 968 (16.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 730 (12.44%) Cisco Certification
3 695 (11.85%) MCSE
4 604 (10.30%) Degree
5 523 (8.92%) CCNA
6 391 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 358 (6.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 350 (5.97%) MCSA
9 308 (5.25%) CCNP
10 277 (4.72%) SC Cleared
11 263 (4.48%) MCP
12 186 (3.17%) MCITP
13 159 (2.71%) DV Cleared
14 158 (2.69%) Citrix Certification
15 141 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
16 134 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
17 95 (1.62%) CCA
18 74 (1.26%) CCIE
19 56 (0.95%) RHCE
20 52 (0.89%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 415 (7.07%) SLA
2 200 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 145 (2.47%) QA
4 128 (2.18%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 22 (0.38%) PMO
7 19 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 18 (0.31%) COBIT
8 18 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 16 (0.27%) GDPR
10 12 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.19%) BS25999
12 10 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
13 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.10%) GCP
14 6 (0.10%) GPG13
14 6 (0.10%) ISO 22301
15 5 (0.085%) ISO 14001
16 4 (0.068%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3008 (51.28%) Active Directory
2 1802 (30.72%) Hyper-V
3 824 (14.05%) vSphere
4 655 (11.17%) VMware ESXi
5 493 (8.40%) XenApp
6 299 (5.10%) XenDesktop
7 249 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
8 221 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
9 220 (3.75%) Docker
10 170 (2.90%) KVM
11 158 (2.69%) Xen
12 129 (2.20%) Terminal Services
13 128 (2.18%) XenServer
14 125 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 116 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
16 103 (1.76%) VirtualBox
17 86 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 78 (1.33%) VMware NSX
19 77 (1.31%) NFS
20 69 (1.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 637 (10.86%) SCCM
2 460 (7.84%) Puppet
3 343 (5.85%) Ansible
4 325 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
5 267 (4.55%) SCOM
6 237 (4.04%) Backup Exec
7 227 (3.87%) WSUS
8 214 (3.65%) vCenter Server
9 197 (3.36%) Nagios
10 108 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
11 86 (1.47%) Terraform
12 78 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
13 76 (1.30%) ZABBIX
14 69 (1.18%) Kubernetes
15 56 (0.95%) NetBackup
16 53 (0.90%) SCOrch
17 51 (0.87%) vRealize
18 49 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
18 49 (0.84%) Opsview
19 48 (0.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 5866 (100.00%) VMware
2 3043 (51.88%) Microsoft
3 1766 (30.11%) Cisco
4 1553 (26.47%) Citrix
5 793 (13.52%) HP
6 626 (10.67%) NetApp
7 526 (8.97%) Red Hat
8 406 (6.92%) Dell
9 388 (6.61%) Oracle
10 347 (5.92%) Veeam
11 284 (4.84%) EMC
12 280 (4.77%) Juniper
13 246 (4.19%) Symantec
14 219 (3.73%) IBM
15 215 (3.67%) F5
16 176 (3.00%) CheckPoint
17 132 (2.25%) Google
18 130 (2.22%) EqualLogic
18 130 (2.22%) SolarWinds
19 128 (2.18%) 3PAR