Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 95 103
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 -5
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 2,168 4,662 5,249
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.37% 3.25% 3.06%
As % of the System Software category 18.68% 18.87% 20.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,825 4,088 4,422
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% -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 11,604 24,709 25,118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.04% 17.20% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 9,529 20,299 20,289
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +11.84%

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 10 August 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 10 August 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 +5 1,988 £47,500 +11.76% 256
UK excluding London +2 1,420 £43,000 +7.50% 207
London +30 684 £60,000 +12.15% 59
South East +7 419 £47,500 +5.56% 58
North of England +15 327 £42,500 +21.43% 60
Midlands +13 253 £43,304 +7.12% 25
West Midlands +18 203 £43,304 +1.89% 16
North West +40 181 £48,000 +26.32% 40
South West -16 176 £40,000 -5.88% 42
Work from Home +1 136 £60,000 -7.69% 18
East of England -1 130 £40,000 -1.84% 11
Yorkshire +11 111 £39,000 +16.42% 13
Wales +34 73 £38,500 -1.28% 5
Scotland +68 51 £46,820 +14.90% 6
East Midlands +3 49 £42,500 +10.39% 9
North East +27 35 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Northern Ireland +21 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 2,168 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,484 (68.45%) Windows
3 1,185 (54.66%) Microsoft
4 1,002 (46.22%) Active Directory
5 973 (44.88%) Windows Server
6 937 (43.22%) Azure
7 758 (34.96%) Office 365
8 737 (33.99%) Hyper-V
9 628 (28.97%) Linux
10 617 (28.46%) Cisco
11 598 (27.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 558 (25.74%) PowerShell
13 515 (23.75%) Firewall
14 480 (22.14%) AWS
15 470 (21.68%) ITIL
16 465 (21.45%) Citrix
17 415 (19.14%) DNS
18 345 (15.91%) WAN
19 338 (15.59%) DHCP
19 338 (15.59%) SCCM
19 338 (15.59%) Data Centre
20 329 (15.18%) vSphere
21 327 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
22 324 (14.94%) LAN
23 306 (14.11%) MS Exchange
24 290 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
25 288 (13.28%) SQL Server
26 283 (13.05%) Windows Server 2016
27 280 (12.92%) Finance
28 278 (12.82%) SQL

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
1 306 (14.11%) MS Exchange
2 172 (7.93%) SharePoint
3 107 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 91 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 85 (3.92%) IIS
6 83 (3.83%) Skype for Business
7 41 (1.89%) OpenStack
8 40 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 39 (1.80%) Confluence
10 24 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (1.06%) Apache
12 19 (0.88%) CMS
13 16 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.51%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.37%) JBoss
16 8 (0.37%) nginx
17 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
17 4 (0.18%) Sitefinity
17 4 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 177 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.23%) Gliffy
7 3 (0.14%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.23%) Maximo
2 5 (0.23%) TRIRIGA
3 4 (0.18%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.14%) Exchequer
4 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.092%) assyst
5 2 (0.092%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.092%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.092%) Shopify
6 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.046%) Faxination
6 1 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.046%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 937 (43.22%) Azure
2 758 (34.96%) Office 365
3 480 (22.14%) AWS
4 151 (6.96%) IaaS
5 124 (5.72%) PaaS
6 120 (5.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 88 (4.06%) SaaS
8 74 (3.41%) GCP
9 59 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
10 49 (2.26%) OneDrive
11 45 (2.08%) Mimecast
12 33 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 26 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
15 25 (1.15%) Amazon S3
16 18 (0.83%) Power Platform
17 17 (0.78%) GitHub
18 16 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 14 (0.65%) G Suite
20 13 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 515 (23.75%) Firewall
2 415 (19.14%) DNS
3 345 (15.91%) WAN
4 338 (15.59%) DHCP
5 324 (14.94%) LAN
6 269 (12.41%) SAN
7 255 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 237 (10.93%) VPN
9 130 (6.00%) VoIP
10 125 (5.77%) Wireless
11 104 (4.80%) Skype
12 96 (4.43%) VLAN
13 85 (3.92%) Network Security
14 75 (3.46%) Unified Communications
15 70 (3.23%) NetScaler
16 65 (3.00%) Internet
17 59 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
18 52 (2.40%) iSCSI
19 46 (2.12%) BGP
19 46 (2.12%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.23%) MySQL
3 57 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
5 42 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 31 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (1.29%) Big Data
7 28 (1.29%) Hadoop
7 28 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 25 (1.15%) MongoDB
8 25 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (0.74%) NoSQL
9 16 (0.74%) Power BI
10 14 (0.65%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.60%) CouchDB
12 12 (0.55%) DB2
12 12 (0.55%) SQL Server 2017
13 9 (0.42%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.37%) MariaDB
14 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 131 (6.04%) Git (software)
2 114 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 68 (3.14%) JIRA
4 33 (1.52%) Bitbucket
5 32 (1.48%) Maven
6 29 (1.34%) DbUnit
6 29 (1.34%) jMock
6 29 (1.34%) JUnit
6 29 (1.34%) Mockito
6 29 (1.34%) TeamCity
7 28 (1.29%) SonarQube
8 25 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (0.92%) Selenium
9 20 (0.92%) Subversion
9 20 (0.92%) Vagrant
10 17 (0.78%) Artifactory
11 15 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.37%) Gerrit
General
1 280 (12.92%) Finance
2 80 (3.69%) Telecoms
3 59 (2.72%) Public Sector
4 57 (2.63%) Banking
5 41 (1.89%) Retail
6 36 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.57%) Law
8 28 (1.29%) Advertising
9 27 (1.25%) Legal
10 23 (1.06%) Marketing
11 20 (0.92%) Military
12 17 (0.78%) Back Office
12 17 (0.78%) Games
13 13 (0.60%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.37%) Billing
14 8 (0.37%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.32%) Digital Economy
15 7 (0.32%) Norwegian Language
16 5 (0.23%) Housing Association
16 5 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 472 (21.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 244 (11.25%) Support Engineer
3 195 (8.99%) IT Engineer
4 164 (7.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 158 (7.29%) Analyst
6 149 (6.87%) Consultant
7 148 (6.83%) Network Engineer
8 137 (6.32%) VMware Engineer
9 133 (6.13%) IT Support
10 125 (5.77%) Administrator
11 118 (5.44%) 3rd Line Support
12 107 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
13 104 (4.80%) Systems Administrator
14 101 (4.66%) IT Support Engineer
15 100 (4.61%) Server Engineer
16 87 (4.01%) Windows Engineer
17 86 (3.97%) Architect
18 83 (3.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 77 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 77 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (3.64%) Web Services
2 70 (3.23%) LDAP
3 47 (2.17%) .NET
4 44 (2.03%) XML
5 36 (1.66%) REST
6 35 (1.61%) SOAP
7 32 (1.48%) RESTful
8 30 (1.38%) Spring
9 29 (1.34%) J2EE
9 29 (1.34%) PowerMock
10 28 (1.29%) HTML
11 27 (1.25%) Apache Camel
12 23 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
12 23 (1.06%) YAML
13 22 (1.01%) XMPP
14 19 (0.88%) LAMP
15 17 (0.78%) JSON
16 14 (0.65%) Hibernate
16 14 (0.65%) Middleware
17 13 (0.60%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 338 (15.59%) Data Centre
2 144 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (5.86%) Public Cloud
4 108 (4.98%) Management Information System
5 71 (3.27%) Driving Licence
6 69 (3.18%) Enterprise Storage
7 66 (3.04%) Private Cloud
8 64 (2.95%) Clustering
9 63 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
10 62 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 55 (2.54%) Replication
11 55 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
12 32 (1.48%) User Experience
13 30 (1.38%) Fat Client
13 30 (1.38%) Thin Client
14 29 (1.34%) CMDB
15 23 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
16 21 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
16 21 (0.97%) PKI
17 18 (0.83%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1,484 (68.45%) Windows
2 973 (44.88%) Windows Server
3 628 (28.97%) Linux
4 327 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 283 (13.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 269 (12.41%) Windows 10
7 193 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 165 (7.61%) Windows 7
9 113 (5.21%) Unix
10 95 (4.38%) Windows Server 2019
11 84 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 78 (3.60%) CentOS
13 72 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 59 (2.72%) Windows 8
15 44 (2.03%) Ubuntu
16 36 (1.66%) Android
17 26 (1.20%) Debian
18 25 (1.15%) Solaris
19 22 (1.01%) Apple iOS
20 14 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (27.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 470 (21.68%) ITIL
3 290 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
4 235 (10.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 188 (8.67%) DevOps
6 186 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
7 174 (8.03%) Migration
8 151 (6.96%) Project Delivery
9 135 (6.23%) Mentoring
10 127 (5.86%) Problem Management
11 124 (5.72%) Change Management
12 122 (5.63%) Service Management
13 114 (5.26%) Configuration Management
14 113 (5.21%) Project Management
15 110 (5.07%) High Availability
16 108 (4.98%) Cybersecurity
17 103 (4.75%) Information Security
18 98 (4.52%) Server Management
19 91 (4.20%) Line Management
20 90 (4.15%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 558 (25.74%) PowerShell
2 278 (12.82%) SQL
3 260 (11.99%) Python
4 193 (8.90%) Bash Shell
5 79 (3.64%) Java
6 63 (2.91%) Shell Script
7 47 (2.17%) Perl
8 45 (2.08%) C
8 45 (2.08%) JavaScript
9 33 (1.52%) C++
9 33 (1.52%) PHP
10 30 (1.38%) C#
10 30 (1.38%) VBScript
11 26 (1.20%) Ruby
12 21 (0.97%) VB
13 20 (0.92%) Groovy
14 17 (0.78%) Go
15 9 (0.42%) R
15 9 (0.42%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 236 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 214 (9.87%) Cisco Certification
3 211 (9.73%) Security Cleared
4 169 (7.80%) Degree
4 169 (7.80%) MCSE
5 149 (6.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 148 (6.83%) CCNA
7 122 (5.63%) SC Cleared
8 116 (5.35%) MCSA
9 84 (3.87%) CCNP
10 82 (3.78%) DV Cleared
11 71 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
12 46 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
13 40 (1.85%) CCIE
14 35 (1.61%) MCP
15 27 (1.25%) MCITP
16 26 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
17 20 (0.92%) RHCE
18 18 (0.83%) CISSP
19 16 (0.74%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (10.06%) SLA
2 79 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (2.49%) GDPR
4 27 (1.25%) QA
5 24 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 22 (1.01%) BS25999
7 16 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.51%) COBIT
8 11 (0.51%) NIST
9 7 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.23%) AICPA
12 4 (0.18%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.092%) HL7
13 2 (0.092%) PMO
14 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,002 (46.22%) Active Directory
2 737 (33.99%) Hyper-V
3 329 (15.18%) vSphere
4 265 (12.22%) VMware ESXi
5 172 (7.93%) XenApp
6 130 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
7 119 (5.49%) Docker
7 119 (5.49%) XenDesktop
8 91 (4.20%) Virtual Servers
9 63 (2.91%) Virtual Desktop
10 59 (2.72%) VMware NSX
11 41 (1.89%) VMware Server
12 37 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 37 (1.71%) NFS
13 36 (1.66%) KVM
14 35 (1.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 35 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
14 35 (1.61%) Xen
15 28 (1.29%) BitLocker
16 27 (1.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 338 (15.59%) SCCM
2 205 (9.46%) Ansible
3 142 (6.55%) Terraform
4 136 (6.27%) Puppet
5 130 (6.00%) SCOM
6 94 (4.34%) WSUS
7 92 (4.24%) Kubernetes
8 88 (4.06%) vCenter Server
9 72 (3.32%) Microsoft Intune
10 71 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
11 67 (3.09%) Backup Exec
12 53 (2.44%) SCVMM
13 48 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
14 40 (1.85%) Nagios
15 36 (1.66%) NetBackup
16 35 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
17 31 (1.43%) vRealize
18 30 (1.38%) PowerCLI
18 30 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
19 26 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2,168 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,185 (54.66%) Microsoft
3 617 (28.46%) Cisco
4 465 (21.45%) Citrix
5 266 (12.27%) HP
6 177 (8.16%) Veeam
7 166 (7.66%) Dell
8 158 (7.29%) NetApp
9 123 (5.67%) EMC
10 118 (5.44%) Red Hat
11 93 (4.29%) Juniper
12 88 (4.06%) SolarWinds
13 82 (3.78%) Sophos
14 73 (3.37%) IBM
15 72 (3.32%) Oracle
16 66 (3.04%) Symantec
17 57 (2.63%) Google
17 57 (2.63%) Meraki
18 55 (2.54%) Palo Alto
19 53 (2.44%) Fortinet