Period
to 20 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 94 95
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +10
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 2,532 3,545 4,942
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.00% 3.22% 3.33%
As % of the System Software category 16.13% 18.78% 20.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,971 2,839 4,125
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,350 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%

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 15,697 18,880 24,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.59% 17.17% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 12,760 15,553 19,689
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,975
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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 -6 2,314 £47,250 +5.00% 490
UK excluding London 0 1,775 £42,500 +6.25% 405
London -29 646 £60,000 +14.29% 102
South East +24 479 £45,000 - 118
Work from Home 0 466 £52,000 -13.33% 80
North of England -2 391 £42,500 +5.30% 121
Midlands -18 325 £40,000 - 67
South West -1 313 £42,500 +3.66% 54
West Midlands -19 232 £40,000 - 37
North West -4 193 £42,500 -5.56% 68
Yorkshire -8 146 £37,500 -6.25% 34
East of England +3 138 £50,000 +25.00% 28
East Midlands -3 90 £42,500 +6.25% 30
Scotland -2 80 £42,000 -6.67% 13
North East +33 54 £38,500 +4.76% 19
Wales -1 46 £37,750 -1.95% 6
Northern Ireland +4 6 £45,000 -
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 2,532 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,710 (67.54%) Windows
3 1,466 (57.90%) Microsoft
4 1,344 (53.08%) Azure
5 1,267 (50.04%) Active Directory
6 1,129 (44.59%) Windows Server
7 1,015 (40.09%) Microsoft 365
8 874 (34.52%) Hyper-V
9 787 (31.08%) Linux
10 767 (30.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 716 (28.28%) PowerShell
12 700 (27.65%) Firewall
13 635 (25.08%) AWS
14 598 (23.62%) Cisco
15 592 (23.38%) DNS
16 549 (21.68%) Citrix
17 506 (19.98%) ITIL
18 426 (16.82%) DevOps
19 417 (16.47%) Ansible
20 407 (16.07%) DHCP
21 402 (15.88%) SAN
22 372 (14.69%) Data Centre
23 360 (14.22%) Windows Server 2016
24 344 (13.59%) SQL Server
25 339 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
25 339 (13.39%) Windows 10
26 338 (13.35%) SQL
27 337 (13.31%) Windows Server 2012
28 333 (13.15%) VMware ESXi
29 321 (12.68%) MS Exchange

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
1 321 (12.68%) MS Exchange
2 291 (11.49%) SharePoint
3 125 (4.94%) Confluence
4 92 (3.63%) IIS
5 91 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 83 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 52 (2.05%) Apache
8 36 (1.42%) OpenStack
9 33 (1.30%) Skype for Business
10 24 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
12 14 (0.55%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.55%) GemFire
12 14 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (0.36%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 199 (7.86%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
3 22 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.36%) Workfront
2 5 (0.20%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.079%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.079%) Tradar
6 1 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.039%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.039%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,344 (53.08%) Azure
2 1,015 (40.09%) Microsoft 365
3 635 (25.08%) AWS
4 244 (9.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 188 (7.42%) IaaS
6 185 (7.31%) PaaS
7 172 (6.79%) SaaS
8 104 (4.11%) GCP
9 82 (3.24%) OneDrive
10 64 (2.53%) GitHub
11 49 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
12 42 (1.66%) Mimecast
13 36 (1.42%) OpenShift
14 21 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
14 21 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
15 18 (0.71%) Google Workspace
15 18 (0.71%) Power Platform
15 18 (0.71%) Serverless
16 17 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 700 (27.65%) Firewall
2 592 (23.38%) DNS
3 407 (16.07%) DHCP
4 402 (15.88%) SAN
5 315 (12.44%) TCP/IP
6 282 (11.14%) WAN
7 279 (11.02%) VPN
8 243 (9.60%) LAN
9 218 (8.61%) VLAN
10 132 (5.21%) VoIP
11 115 (4.54%) Network Security
12 107 (4.23%) NAS
13 104 (4.11%) Remote Desktop
14 91 (3.59%) Wireless
15 86 (3.40%) OSPF
16 78 (3.08%) Skype
17 77 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
17 77 (3.04%) Internet
18 76 (3.00%) IPv4
19 75 (2.96%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 54 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
4 46 (1.82%) MySQL
5 36 (1.42%) Big Data
6 35 (1.38%) MongoDB
7 24 (0.95%) NoSQL
8 22 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 22 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (0.83%) Oracle Database
10 20 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
11 18 (0.71%) Redis
12 15 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (0.51%) HBase
14 13 (0.51%) MariaDB
15 12 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
17 10 (0.39%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 176 (6.95%) Git (software)
2 139 (5.49%) JIRA
3 98 (3.87%) Jenkins
4 71 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 67 (2.65%) Subversion
6 44 (1.74%) TeamCity
7 43 (1.70%) Artifactory
8 35 (1.38%) GitLab
9 23 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (0.87%) Maven
11 20 (0.79%) Gradle
11 20 (0.79%) IDA Disassembler
11 20 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
11 20 (0.79%) Visual Studio
12 18 (0.71%) JUnit
13 17 (0.67%) Bitbucket
14 14 (0.55%) Cypress.io
14 14 (0.55%) Mockito
14 14 (0.55%) Protractor
14 14 (0.55%) Storybook
General
1 301 (11.89%) Finance
2 112 (4.42%) Telecoms
3 92 (3.63%) Public Sector
4 84 (3.32%) Banking
5 49 (1.94%) Law
6 47 (1.86%) Marketing
7 46 (1.82%) Legal
8 37 (1.46%) Aerospace
9 36 (1.42%) Retail
10 33 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 23 (0.91%) Automotive
12 22 (0.87%) Local Government
13 21 (0.83%) Military
14 16 (0.63%) Electronics
14 16 (0.63%) Publishing
15 15 (0.59%) Back Office
16 14 (0.55%) French Language
17 13 (0.51%) Digital Economy
18 12 (0.47%) Games
19 10 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 612 (24.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 246 (9.72%) Support Engineer
3 218 (8.61%) IT Engineer
4 199 (7.86%) Architect
5 187 (7.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 179 (7.07%) Analyst
7 161 (6.36%) Consultant
8 157 (6.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 150 (5.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 133 (5.25%) Administrator
11 121 (4.78%) VMware Engineer
12 120 (4.74%) IT Support
13 116 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
13 116 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
14 112 (4.42%) Cloud Engineer
15 105 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
16 104 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
17 102 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
18 87 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 85 (3.36%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (5.69%) Web Services
2 36 (1.42%) JSON
3 33 (1.30%) LDAP
3 33 (1.30%) REST
4 30 (1.18%) .NET
5 29 (1.15%) Spring
6 27 (1.07%) YAML
7 26 (1.03%) RESTful
8 25 (0.99%) CSS
9 22 (0.87%) Kafka
10 21 (0.83%) Node.js
11 20 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
12 18 (0.71%) HTML
12 18 (0.71%) LAMP
12 18 (0.71%) XML
13 15 (0.59%) AngularJS
13 15 (0.59%) React
14 14 (0.55%) Express
14 14 (0.55%) Redux
14 14 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 372 (14.69%) Data Centre
2 235 (9.28%) Public Cloud
3 152 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 96 (3.79%) Clustering
6 87 (3.44%) Private Cloud
6 87 (3.44%) Replication
7 85 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 76 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
9 52 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
10 50 (1.97%) Organisational Skills
11 41 (1.62%) PKI
12 31 (1.22%) Client/Server
13 28 (1.11%) Driving Licence
13 28 (1.11%) Hedge funds
14 27 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
14 27 (1.07%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 24 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
17 22 (0.87%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1,710 (67.54%) Windows
2 1,129 (44.59%) Windows Server
3 787 (31.08%) Linux
4 360 (14.22%) Windows Server 2016
5 339 (13.39%) Windows 10
6 337 (13.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 213 (8.41%) Windows Server 2019
8 209 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 152 (6.00%) CentOS
10 125 (4.94%) Unix
11 119 (4.70%) Windows 7
12 118 (4.66%) Ubuntu
13 111 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 72 (2.84%) Android
15 48 (1.90%) Apple iOS
16 27 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
18 21 (0.83%) Debian
18 21 (0.83%) Windows 8
19 20 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (30.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 506 (19.98%) ITIL
3 426 (16.82%) DevOps
4 339 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
5 319 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
6 251 (9.91%) Migration
7 210 (8.29%) Service Management
8 202 (7.98%) Configuration Management
9 194 (7.66%) Infrastructure as Code
10 171 (6.75%) Scrum
11 166 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 138 (5.45%) Presales
12 138 (5.45%) Project Delivery
12 138 (5.45%) Service Delivery
13 130 (5.13%) Project Management
14 123 (4.86%) Change Management
15 121 (4.78%) Mentoring
16 120 (4.74%) SDLC
17 116 (4.58%) Task Automation
18 108 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 716 (28.28%) PowerShell
2 338 (13.35%) SQL
3 310 (12.24%) Python
4 259 (10.23%) Bash Shell
5 90 (3.55%) Java
6 57 (2.25%) Perl
7 54 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 51 (2.01%) Shell Script
9 47 (1.86%) C
9 47 (1.86%) C#
10 39 (1.54%) Ruby
11 28 (1.11%) C++
11 28 (1.11%) PHP
12 23 (0.91%) Groovy
12 23 (0.91%) VB
13 21 (0.83%) VBScript
14 14 (0.55%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.39%) Go
16 7 (0.28%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.16%) Jython
Qualifications
1 264 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 244 (9.64%) Security Cleared
3 214 (8.45%) Degree
4 182 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
5 178 (7.03%) MCSE
6 165 (6.52%) SC Cleared
7 142 (5.61%) CCNA
8 131 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 116 (4.58%) MCSA
10 71 (2.80%) CCNP
11 65 (2.57%) DV Cleared
12 57 (2.25%) MCP
13 48 (1.90%) MCITP
14 37 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
15 35 (1.38%) AWS Certification
15 35 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
16 34 (1.34%) RHCE
17 33 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
18 30 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
19 27 (1.07%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (5.69%) SLA
2 49 (1.94%) GDPR
2 49 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 22 (0.87%) QA
5 21 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 18 (0.71%) NIST
7 14 (0.55%) PMO
8 11 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.28%) OASIS TOSCA
10 6 (0.24%) OpenSCAP
11 5 (0.20%) GRC
12 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.079%) Def Stans
13 2 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.079%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.039%) COBIT
14 1 (0.039%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,267 (50.04%) Active Directory
2 874 (34.52%) Hyper-V
3 333 (13.15%) VMware ESXi
4 320 (12.64%) vSphere
5 266 (10.51%) Docker
6 168 (6.64%) XenApp
7 142 (5.61%) Virtual Servers
8 133 (5.25%) XenDesktop
9 116 (4.58%) VMware NSX
10 89 (3.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 85 (3.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 73 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
13 58 (2.29%) KVM
14 53 (2.09%) Xen
15 38 (1.50%) NFS
16 33 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
17 27 (1.07%) VirtualBox
18 26 (1.03%) VMware Server
19 25 (0.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 20 (0.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 417 (16.47%) Ansible
2 318 (12.56%) SCCM
3 211 (8.33%) Terraform
4 208 (8.21%) Puppet
5 182 (7.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 144 (5.69%) Kubernetes
7 115 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
8 106 (4.19%) vCenter Server
9 102 (4.03%) SCOM
10 65 (2.57%) vRealize
11 62 (2.45%) Nagios
12 59 (2.33%) WSUS
13 46 (1.82%) SCVMM
14 43 (1.70%) NetBackup
15 36 (1.42%) FortiGate
16 31 (1.22%) HAProxy
17 30 (1.18%) Backup Exec
18 29 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
19 28 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
20 26 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 2,532 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,466 (57.90%) Microsoft
3 598 (23.62%) Cisco
4 549 (21.68%) Citrix
5 308 (12.16%) Veeam
6 222 (8.77%) Dell
7 213 (8.41%) Red Hat
8 183 (7.23%) EMC
9 171 (6.75%) Oracle
10 170 (6.71%) HP
11 147 (5.81%) NetApp
12 106 (4.19%) Google
13 100 (3.95%) SolarWinds
14 89 (3.52%) Sophos
15 85 (3.36%) F5
16 81 (3.20%) IBM
17 73 (2.88%) Juniper
18 70 (2.76%) Meraki
19 62 (2.45%) SonicWALL
20 60 (2.37%) CommVault