Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 76 68
Rank change year-on-year -18 -8 +6
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 5812 7535 8890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.29% 3.82% 4.09%
As % of the System Software category 25.79% 30.59% 34.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5024 6367 7339
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 skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22538 24633 25407
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.74% 12.49% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 19021 20881 21022
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -19 5425 £42,500 -3.41% 371
UK excluding London -20 3502 £40,000 - 267
London -24 2195 £50,000 -4.76% 128
South East -20 1145 £40,000 -5.88% 71
North of England -14 838 £38,000 +1.33% 75
Midlands -21 459 £37,500 +7.14% 34
Yorkshire -12 454 £40,000 +6.67% 42
East of England -11 429 £42,500 - 29
South West -34 361 £37,500 +11.94% 34
North West -3 360 £37,500 - 30
West Midlands -20 305 £37,500 +0.67% 22
East Midlands -3 155 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Wales +9 137 £37,500 - 7
Scotland -28 122 £40,000 +11.11% 16
North East +10 26 £35,000 - 3
Channel Islands +4 13 £32,500 -10.96%
Northern Ireland -19 9 £30,000 -13.04% 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 5812 (100.00%) VMware
2 4046 (69.61%) Windows
3 2947 (50.71%) Microsoft
4 2897 (49.85%) Active Directory
5 2488 (42.81%) Windows Server
6 1883 (32.40%) Linux
7 1816 (31.25%) Hyper-V
8 1758 (30.25%) Cisco
9 1612 (27.74%) Firewall
10 1401 (24.11%) MS Exchange
11 1377 (23.69%) Citrix
12 1354 (23.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 1335 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
14 1327 (22.83%) ITIL
15 1271 (21.87%) Office 365
16 1263 (21.73%) SAN
17 1259 (21.66%) DNS
18 1199 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
19 1020 (17.55%) WAN
20 987 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
21 935 (16.09%) PowerShell
21 935 (16.09%) DHCP
22 933 (16.05%) SQL
22 933 (16.05%) Data Centre
23 919 (15.81%) SQL Server
24 901 (15.50%) LAN
25 898 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
26 830 (14.28%) TCP/IP
27 828 (14.25%) Finance
28 813 (13.99%) 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 1401 (24.11%) MS Exchange
2 640 (11.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 484 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 482 (8.29%) IIS
5 469 (8.07%) SharePoint
6 312 (5.37%) Skype for Business
7 245 (4.22%) Apache
8 167 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
9 158 (2.72%) Tomcat
10 136 (2.34%) OpenStack
11 79 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 74 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
13 68 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
14 63 (1.08%) JBoss
15 55 (0.95%) nginx
16 49 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
17 35 (0.60%) WebLogic
18 32 (0.55%) CMS
19 28 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
20 26 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 532 (9.15%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.069%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.069%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.31%) Teamcenter
4 10 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.10%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.086%) Magento
7 5 (0.086%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.086%) Remedy AR System
8 4 (0.069%) Northgate Housing
9 3 (0.052%) Eikon
9 3 (0.052%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.052%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.052%) Workfront
10 2 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.034%) Relativity
10 2 (0.034%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.034%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1271 (21.87%) Office 365
2 1199 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 987 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
4 260 (4.47%) IaaS
5 198 (3.41%) PaaS
6 169 (2.91%) SaaS
7 104 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
8 70 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
9 62 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
10 54 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
11 35 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 35 (0.60%) G Suite
12 31 (0.53%) OneDrive
13 27 (0.46%) Mimecast
14 26 (0.45%) Amazon S3
14 26 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 19 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
17 13 (0.22%) Dropbox
17 13 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1612 (27.74%) Firewall
2 1263 (21.73%) SAN
3 1259 (21.66%) DNS
4 1020 (17.55%) WAN
5 935 (16.09%) DHCP
6 901 (15.50%) LAN
7 830 (14.28%) TCP/IP
8 746 (12.84%) VPN
9 452 (7.78%) VoIP
10 440 (7.57%) VLAN
11 305 (5.25%) NAS
12 295 (5.08%) Internet
13 290 (4.99%) MPLS
14 253 (4.35%) Wireless
15 214 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
16 211 (3.63%) iSCSI
17 204 (3.51%) Skype
18 201 (3.46%) Network Security
19 196 (3.37%) SSL
20 182 (3.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 919 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 303 (5.21%) MySQL
3 178 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 122 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 96 (1.65%) MongoDB
6 86 (1.48%) NoSQL
6 86 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 79 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 75 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
9 55 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 54 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
11 53 (0.91%) Relational Database
12 39 (0.67%) Hadoop
13 38 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 37 (0.64%) MariaDB
15 36 (0.62%) Big Data
16 35 (0.60%) Redis
16 35 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 32 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 31 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 197 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 166 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 60 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 59 (1.02%) Vagrant
5 48 (0.83%) Subversion
6 47 (0.81%) NuGet
7 44 (0.76%) TeamCity
8 41 (0.71%) JIRA
9 37 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 37 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
10 33 (0.57%) MSI
10 33 (0.57%) Visual Studio
11 30 (0.52%) Maven
12 23 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
13 18 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 17 (0.29%) Ant
15 15 (0.26%) Selenium
16 13 (0.22%) Bitbucket
16 13 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
17 12 (0.21%) JUnit
General
1 828 (14.25%) Finance
2 328 (5.64%) Telecoms
3 140 (2.41%) Retail
4 133 (2.29%) Banking
5 131 (2.25%) Games
6 125 (2.15%) Marketing
7 116 (2.00%) Manufacturing
8 109 (1.88%) Law
9 100 (1.72%) Advertising
10 98 (1.69%) Legal
11 77 (1.32%) Back Office
12 52 (0.89%) Publishing
13 50 (0.86%) Military
14 43 (0.74%) Electronics
15 32 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 25 (0.43%) Investment Banking
17 17 (0.29%) Front Office
18 14 (0.24%) Billing
19 12 (0.21%) Automotive
20 11 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1085 (18.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 708 (12.18%) Support Engineer
3 684 (11.77%) Analyst
4 453 (7.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 451 (7.76%) Administrator
6 441 (7.59%) IT Engineer
7 432 (7.43%) IT Support
8 383 (6.59%) Support Analyst
9 379 (6.52%) Architect
10 352 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
11 336 (5.78%) Systems Administrator
11 336 (5.78%) VMware Engineer
12 303 (5.21%) Consultant
13 301 (5.18%) Network Engineer
14 300 (5.16%) Windows Engineer
15 282 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
16 277 (4.77%) Infrastructure Support
17 258 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
18 233 (4.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 219 (3.77%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (3.58%) Web Services
2 142 (2.44%) .NET
3 99 (1.70%) LAMP
4 66 (1.14%) Middleware
5 53 (0.91%) Software Packaging
6 41 (0.71%) HTML
6 41 (0.71%) XML
7 35 (0.60%) 802.1X
8 32 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
9 31 (0.53%) Node.js
10 29 (0.50%) REST
11 28 (0.48%) SOAP
12 26 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
12 26 (0.45%) RESTful
13 24 (0.41%) JSON
14 22 (0.38%) .NET Framework
14 22 (0.38%) HTML5
15 21 (0.36%) CSS
16 20 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
16 20 (0.34%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 933 (16.05%) Data Centre
2 329 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 256 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 255 (4.39%) Clustering
5 225 (3.87%) Computer Science
6 197 (3.39%) Driving Licence
7 186 (3.20%) Replication
8 127 (2.19%) Public Cloud
9 108 (1.86%) Private Cloud
10 99 (1.70%) Hedge funds
11 97 (1.67%) Blackberry
12 94 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
13 85 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
14 70 (1.20%) Fat Client
14 70 (1.20%) Thin Client
15 64 (1.10%) User Experience
16 56 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
17 55 (0.95%) CMDB
18 53 (0.91%) iPad
19 50 (0.86%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4046 (69.61%) Windows
2 2488 (42.81%) Windows Server
3 1883 (32.40%) Linux
4 1354 (23.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 1335 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 658 (11.32%) Windows 7
7 533 (9.17%) Unix
8 447 (7.69%) Windows 10
9 446 (7.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 438 (7.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 295 (5.08%) Windows 8
12 250 (4.30%) CentOS
13 201 (3.46%) Windows XP
14 137 (2.36%) Ubuntu
15 104 (1.79%) Debian
16 91 (1.57%) Solaris
17 78 (1.34%) Mac OS X
18 74 (1.27%) Mac OS
19 72 (1.24%) Android
20 61 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1327 (22.83%) ITIL
2 503 (8.65%) DevOps
3 502 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 350 (6.02%) Migration
5 349 (6.00%) Project Management
6 346 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
7 330 (5.68%) High Availability
8 329 (5.66%) Presales
9 297 (5.11%) Service Delivery
10 287 (4.94%) Configuration Management
11 286 (4.92%) Service Management
12 285 (4.90%) Change Management
13 256 (4.40%) Mentoring
14 229 (3.94%) Load Balancing
15 222 (3.82%) Virtual Environments
16 195 (3.36%) Business Continuity
16 195 (3.36%) Continuous Integration
17 193 (3.32%) Problem Management
18 188 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
18 188 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 935 (16.09%) PowerShell
2 933 (16.05%) SQL
3 493 (8.48%) Python
4 396 (6.81%) Bash Shell
5 337 (5.80%) Perl
6 279 (4.80%) Java
7 180 (3.10%) Ruby
8 159 (2.74%) C
9 146 (2.51%) Shell Script
10 99 (1.70%) C#
11 98 (1.69%) VBScript
12 91 (1.57%) PHP
13 72 (1.24%) JavaScript
14 69 (1.19%) C++
15 54 (0.93%) VB
16 38 (0.65%) T-SQL
17 31 (0.53%) Groovy
18 24 (0.41%) Bourne shell
18 24 (0.41%) Go
19 15 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 898 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 713 (12.27%) Cisco Certification
3 675 (11.61%) MCSE
4 594 (10.22%) Degree
5 503 (8.65%) CCNA
6 410 (7.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 368 (6.33%) Security Cleared
8 358 (6.16%) MCSA
9 325 (5.59%) CCNP
10 262 (4.51%) MCP
11 260 (4.47%) SC Cleared
12 211 (3.63%) MCITP
13 129 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
14 125 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
14 125 (2.15%) DV Cleared
15 124 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
16 80 (1.38%) CCA
17 76 (1.31%) CCIE
18 60 (1.03%) A+ Certification
19 55 (0.95%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (6.16%) SLA
2 185 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 154 (2.65%) QA
4 122 (2.10%) PCI DSS
5 25 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 22 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 16 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.24%) GDPR
10 13 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 13 (0.22%) PMO
11 12 (0.21%) BS25999
11 12 (0.21%) COBIT
12 8 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.14%) ISO 22301
12 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.069%) HL7
14 3 (0.052%) DICOM
14 3 (0.052%) GCP
14 3 (0.052%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2897 (49.85%) Active Directory
2 1816 (31.25%) Hyper-V
3 813 (13.99%) vSphere
4 632 (10.87%) VMware ESXi
5 433 (7.45%) XenApp
6 286 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
7 257 (4.42%) XenDesktop
8 227 (3.91%) Virtual Servers
9 206 (3.54%) Docker
10 205 (3.53%) KVM
11 144 (2.48%) Terminal Services
11 144 (2.48%) Xen
12 126 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
13 99 (1.70%) vCloud
14 95 (1.63%) VirtualBox
14 95 (1.63%) XenServer
15 93 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 83 (1.43%) NFS
17 78 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
18 75 (1.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 612 (10.53%) SCCM
2 467 (8.04%) Puppet
3 346 (5.95%) Ansible
4 326 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
5 278 (4.78%) SCOM
6 274 (4.71%) Backup Exec
7 237 (4.08%) WSUS
8 200 (3.44%) vCenter Server
9 194 (3.34%) Nagios
10 103 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
11 89 (1.53%) ZABBIX
12 86 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
13 61 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 58 (1.00%) Terraform
15 55 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
16 53 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
17 49 (0.84%) NetBackup
17 49 (0.84%) Salt
18 43 (0.74%) AirWatch
18 43 (0.74%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5812 (100.00%) VMware
2 2947 (50.71%) Microsoft
3 1758 (30.25%) Cisco
4 1377 (23.69%) Citrix
5 787 (13.54%) HP
6 604 (10.39%) NetApp
7 509 (8.76%) Red Hat
8 375 (6.45%) Dell
9 371 (6.38%) Oracle
10 354 (6.09%) Veeam
11 290 (4.99%) EMC
12 278 (4.78%) Juniper
13 218 (3.75%) Symantec
14 215 (3.70%) F5
15 195 (3.36%) IBM
16 184 (3.17%) CheckPoint
17 131 (2.25%) SolarWinds
18 122 (2.10%) SonicWALL
19 116 (2.00%) Google
20 115 (1.98%) Avaya