Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 96 77
Rank change year-on-year -5 -19 -9
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 5,200 5,763 7,544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.07% 3.25% 3.80%
As % of the System Software category 20.94% 25.69% 30.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,216 4,982 6,366
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,105 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.26% - -

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 24,829 22,433 24,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.64% 12.66% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 20,062 18,919 21,013
UK median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -5 4,928 £45,000 +5.88% 631
UK excluding London -3 3,288 £40,105 +0.26% 472
London -17 1,803 £52,500 +5.00% 193
South East -11 1,070 £42,500 +6.25% 127
North of England -1 741 £40,000 +6.67% 122
Midlands +30 533 £40,000 +6.67% 73
North West +34 416 £38,000 +1.33% 67
South West +19 405 £42,500 +13.33% 46
East of England 0 389 £45,000 +5.88% 69
West Midlands +47 374 £40,000 +6.67% 45
Yorkshire -17 300 £40,000 - 46
East Midlands +11 159 £37,500 - 28
Scotland -38 93 £42,500 +6.25% 21
Wales -21 80 £40,000 +6.67% 12
North East -22 25 £37,000 +5.71% 9
Northern Ireland +1 11 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Channel Islands -7 7 £30,000 -7.69%
Isle of Man - 7 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 5,200 (100.00%) VMware
2 3,445 (66.25%) Windows
3 2,567 (49.37%) Active Directory
4 2,493 (47.94%) Microsoft
5 2,219 (42.67%) Windows Server
6 1,581 (30.40%) Linux
7 1,544 (29.69%) Cisco
8 1,514 (29.12%) Hyper-V
9 1,503 (28.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,311 (25.21%) Firewall
11 1,297 (24.94%) Office 365
12 1,294 (24.88%) ITIL
13 1,291 (24.83%) Citrix
14 1,280 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 1,164 (22.38%) Amazon AWS
16 1,134 (21.81%) DNS
17 1,115 (21.44%) MS Exchange
18 1,077 (20.71%) Windows Server 2012
19 1,021 (19.63%) Windows Server 2008
20 999 (19.21%) SAN
21 979 (18.83%) PowerShell
22 941 (18.10%) Data Centre
23 885 (17.02%) Finance
24 879 (16.90%) WAN
25 844 (16.23%) SQL Server
26 834 (16.04%) DHCP
27 830 (15.96%) SQL
28 801 (15.40%) LAN
29 713 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
30 680 (13.08%) 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 1,115 (21.44%) MS Exchange
2 434 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 375 (7.21%) SharePoint
4 354 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 301 (5.79%) IIS
6 257 (4.94%) Skype for Business
7 220 (4.23%) OpenStack
8 187 (3.60%) Apache
9 133 (2.56%) Tomcat
10 100 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 88 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
12 82 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 80 (1.54%) Confluence
14 75 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
14 75 (1.44%) WebLogic
15 68 (1.31%) nginx
16 65 (1.25%) JBoss
17 58 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
18 46 (0.88%) WebSphere
19 27 (0.52%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 473 (9.10%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.13%) HipChat
8 5 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.058%) Windchill
10 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.038%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.019%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 32 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.33%) Documaker
4 11 (0.21%) Elite 3E
5 10 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
5 10 (0.19%) ReMetrica
6 9 (0.17%) MetaTrader
6 9 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.13%) Visualfiles
8 5 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.096%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.077%) C-CURE
9 4 (0.077%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 4 (0.077%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.077%) TRIRIGA
10 3 (0.058%) Maximo
10 3 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.038%) Pegasus Opera
11 2 (0.038%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,503 (28.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,297 (24.94%) Office 365
3 1,164 (22.38%) Amazon AWS
4 280 (5.38%) IaaS
5 166 (3.19%) SaaS
6 157 (3.02%) PaaS
7 143 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
8 96 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 74 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
10 73 (1.40%) GitHub
11 72 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 57 (1.10%) Mimecast
13 50 (0.96%) OpenShift
14 49 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
15 41 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
16 38 (0.73%) OneDrive
17 36 (0.69%) Amazon S3
18 35 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 27 (0.52%) G Suite
19 27 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,311 (25.21%) Firewall
2 1,134 (21.81%) DNS
3 999 (19.21%) SAN
4 879 (16.90%) WAN
5 834 (16.04%) DHCP
6 801 (15.40%) LAN
7 644 (12.38%) TCP/IP
8 554 (10.65%) VPN
9 321 (6.17%) VLAN
10 274 (5.27%) Wireless
11 267 (5.13%) VoIP
12 256 (4.92%) NAS
13 238 (4.58%) Network Security
14 192 (3.69%) Internet
15 189 (3.63%) Cisco Nexus
16 188 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
17 187 (3.60%) Cisco IOS
18 185 (3.56%) Skype
19 173 (3.33%) Unified Communications
20 157 (3.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 844 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 245 (4.71%) MySQL
3 131 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
4 118 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 110 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 106 (2.04%) Oracle Database
7 101 (1.94%) Big Data
8 75 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
9 68 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 65 (1.25%) NoSQL
11 57 (1.10%) Relational Database
12 56 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
13 54 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
14 49 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
15 40 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
16 29 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
17 28 (0.54%) Hadoop
18 27 (0.52%) Redis
18 27 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 26 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 306 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 224 (4.31%) Git (software)
3 150 (2.88%) JIRA
4 85 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 69 (1.33%) Vagrant
6 58 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 51 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 50 (0.96%) Subversion
8 50 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 45 (0.87%) TeamCity
10 44 (0.85%) Maven
11 42 (0.81%) Visual Studio
12 36 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 35 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
14 34 (0.65%) Bitbucket
15 31 (0.60%) Selenium
16 27 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
17 24 (0.46%) GoCD
18 22 (0.42%) Gerrit
19 20 (0.38%) Ant
General
1 885 (17.02%) Finance
2 255 (4.90%) Retail
3 228 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 138 (2.65%) Banking
5 123 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 118 (2.27%) Legal
7 111 (2.13%) Marketing
8 99 (1.90%) Law
9 68 (1.31%) Games
10 63 (1.21%) Publishing
11 56 (1.08%) Back Office
12 53 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 48 (0.92%) Advertising
14 45 (0.87%) Military
15 44 (0.85%) Electronics
16 38 (0.73%) German Language
17 32 (0.62%) Investment Banking
18 29 (0.56%) Financial Institution
19 23 (0.44%) Billing
20 22 (0.42%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,020 (19.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 571 (10.98%) Analyst
3 539 (10.37%) Support Engineer
4 429 (8.25%) Architect
5 359 (6.90%) Administrator
6 318 (6.12%) Consultant
7 313 (6.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 300 (5.77%) IT Support
9 293 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
10 287 (5.52%) IT Engineer
11 276 (5.31%) Systems Engineer
12 267 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
13 246 (4.73%) VMware Engineer
14 245 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
15 226 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
16 216 (4.15%) Infrastructure Support
17 208 (4.00%) Support Analyst
18 206 (3.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 188 (3.62%) Linux Engineer
20 179 (3.44%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (4.81%) Web Services
2 180 (3.46%) Middleware
3 118 (2.27%) .NET
4 79 (1.52%) LDAP
5 65 (1.25%) LAMP
6 63 (1.21%) Node.js
7 61 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
8 53 (1.02%) JSON
9 51 (0.98%) HTML
9 51 (0.98%) RESTful
10 48 (0.92%) SOAP
11 45 (0.87%) REST
12 44 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
13 34 (0.65%) Flash
14 32 (0.62%) CSS
15 29 (0.56%) XML
16 28 (0.54%) LEMP Stack
17 27 (0.52%) Spring
18 24 (0.46%) AngularJS
18 24 (0.46%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 941 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 335 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 288 (5.54%) Self-Motivation
4 263 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 263 (5.06%) Public Cloud
5 221 (4.25%) Replication
6 196 (3.77%) Computer Science
7 173 (3.33%) Clustering
8 166 (3.19%) Private Cloud
9 156 (3.00%) Driving Licence
10 121 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
11 101 (1.94%) Blackberry
12 99 (1.90%) Hedge funds
13 92 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
14 90 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
15 86 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
16 82 (1.58%) User Experience
17 76 (1.46%) Fintech
18 73 (1.40%) Fat Client
18 73 (1.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3,445 (66.25%) Windows
2 2,219 (42.67%) Windows Server
3 1,581 (30.40%) Linux
4 1,077 (20.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,021 (19.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 563 (10.83%) Windows 7
7 552 (10.62%) Windows 10
8 334 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 314 (6.04%) Unix
10 206 (3.96%) Windows 8
11 197 (3.79%) CentOS
12 183 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 153 (2.94%) Ubuntu
14 98 (1.88%) Android
15 95 (1.83%) Solaris
16 82 (1.58%) Debian
17 60 (1.15%) Mac OS X
17 60 (1.15%) Windows XP
18 58 (1.12%) Mac OS
19 49 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,294 (24.88%) ITIL
2 1,280 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 634 (12.19%) DevOps
4 586 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
5 470 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
6 466 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 420 (8.08%) Service Management
8 419 (8.06%) Project Management
9 399 (7.67%) Migration
9 399 (7.67%) Service Delivery
10 375 (7.21%) Presales
11 370 (7.12%) Configuration Management
12 272 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
13 263 (5.06%) High Availability
14 260 (5.00%) Incident Management
15 253 (4.87%) Mentoring
16 250 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
17 243 (4.67%) Load Balancing
18 222 (4.27%) Change Management
19 213 (4.10%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 979 (18.83%) PowerShell
2 830 (15.96%) SQL
3 576 (11.08%) Python
4 393 (7.56%) Bash Shell
5 229 (4.40%) Java
6 208 (4.00%) Perl
7 199 (3.83%) Ruby
8 177 (3.40%) JavaScript
9 94 (1.81%) C
10 93 (1.79%) PHP
11 87 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 68 (1.31%) C#
13 63 (1.21%) VBScript
14 52 (1.00%) C++
15 47 (0.90%) Go
16 45 (0.87%) VB
17 30 (0.58%) T-SQL
18 25 (0.48%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.25%) ES6
19 13 (0.25%) Jython
Qualifications
1 713 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 617 (11.87%) Cisco Certification
3 538 (10.35%) Degree
4 503 (9.67%) MCSE
5 428 (8.23%) CCNA
6 365 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 356 (6.85%) Security Cleared
8 329 (6.33%) CCNP
9 259 (4.98%) MCSA
10 192 (3.69%) SC Cleared
11 179 (3.44%) MCP
12 166 (3.19%) DV Cleared
13 150 (2.88%) MCITP
14 136 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
15 113 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
16 107 (2.06%) CCIE
17 89 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
18 74 (1.42%) CISSP
19 56 (1.08%) RHCE
20 45 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 406 (7.81%) SLA
2 209 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 124 (2.38%) QA
4 118 (2.27%) PCI DSS
5 77 (1.48%) GDPR
6 48 (0.92%) PMO
7 30 (0.58%) COBIT
7 30 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
8 20 (0.38%) GPG13
9 16 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 16 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 14 (0.27%) GCP
11 10 (0.19%) PMBOK
11 10 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.17%) ISO 9000
13 8 (0.15%) GAMP
14 4 (0.077%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.058%) COSHH
16 2 (0.038%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,567 (49.37%) Active Directory
2 1,514 (29.12%) Hyper-V
3 680 (13.08%) vSphere
4 667 (12.83%) VMware ESXi
5 502 (9.65%) XenApp
6 359 (6.90%) Docker
7 355 (6.83%) XenDesktop
8 253 (4.87%) Virtual Machines
9 244 (4.69%) Virtual Servers
10 173 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 138 (2.65%) VMware NSX
12 130 (2.50%) KVM
13 120 (2.31%) VirtualBox
13 120 (2.31%) XenServer
14 114 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 104 (2.00%) Xen
16 96 (1.85%) Terminal Services
17 93 (1.79%) VMware Server
18 86 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
19 73 (1.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 678 (13.04%) SCCM
2 521 (10.02%) Puppet
3 428 (8.23%) Ansible
4 404 (7.77%) Opscode Chef
5 270 (5.19%) vCenter Server
6 257 (4.94%) SCOM
7 217 (4.17%) Nagios
8 188 (3.62%) Kubernetes
9 164 (3.15%) WSUS
10 155 (2.98%) Terraform
11 150 (2.88%) vRealize
12 112 (2.15%) Backup Exec
13 103 (1.98%) SCVMM
14 73 (1.40%) SCOrch
15 69 (1.33%) AirWatch
16 67 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
17 66 (1.27%) NetBackup
18 64 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
19 59 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
20 56 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5,200 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,493 (47.94%) Microsoft
3 1,544 (29.69%) Cisco
4 1,291 (24.83%) Citrix
5 639 (12.29%) HP
6 508 (9.77%) NetApp
7 428 (8.23%) EMC
8 420 (8.08%) Red Hat
9 356 (6.85%) Oracle
10 342 (6.58%) Dell
11 333 (6.40%) Veeam
12 293 (5.63%) F5
13 248 (4.77%) SolarWinds
14 218 (4.19%) Juniper
15 201 (3.87%) IBM
16 179 (3.44%) CheckPoint
17 172 (3.31%) Splunk
18 163 (3.13%) Symantec
19 162 (3.12%) Google
20 138 (2.65%) Apple