Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 91 94
Rank change year-on-year -51 +3 +10
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 2,820 2,351 4,740
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 3.32% 3.29%
As % of the System Software category 13.53% 18.68% 19.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,083 1,892 4,001
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.47% -4.44%
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -

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 20,848 12,586 24,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.54% 17.79% 17.03%
Number of salaries quoted 14,784 10,471 20,430
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -51 2,550 £47,500 - 605
UK excluding London -21 2,003 £43,250 +1.76% 485
London -114 678 £57,500 - 148
South East -5 630 £45,000 - 122
Work from Home -49 460 £50,000 -15.25% 92
North of England -17 427 £42,500 - 155
Midlands -29 360 £42,500 - 77
South West -17 280 £46,000 +15.00% 61
North West -15 218 £45,000 -6.25% 94
West Midlands -51 209 £47,250 +11.18% 42
Yorkshire -24 164 £37,500 -3.85% 47
East of England -20 156 £44,750 +11.88% 41
East Midlands +23 151 £42,500 - 35
Scotland -29 97 £38,000 -18.84% 19
Wales -21 57 £42,500 +10.39% 7
North East +1 54 £40,000 +8.11% 14
Channel Islands - 3 - -
Northern Ireland -34 2 £40,000 -23.81% 3

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2,820 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,769 (62.73%) Windows
3 1,624 (57.59%) Azure
4 1,590 (56.38%) Microsoft
5 1,359 (48.19%) Active Directory
6 1,204 (42.70%) Windows Server
7 1,127 (39.96%) Microsoft 365
8 957 (33.94%) Linux
9 903 (32.02%) Hyper-V
10 828 (29.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 777 (27.55%) AWS
12 758 (26.88%) PowerShell
13 747 (26.49%) Firewall
14 591 (20.96%) Cisco
15 583 (20.67%) Citrix
16 568 (20.14%) ITIL
17 554 (19.65%) Social Skills
18 546 (19.36%) DNS
19 545 (19.33%) DevOps
20 479 (16.99%) Ansible
21 478 (16.95%) Data Centre
22 432 (15.32%) SAN
23 425 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
24 416 (14.75%) DHCP
25 413 (14.65%) SQL
26 412 (14.61%) Finance
27 387 (13.72%) Python
28 386 (13.69%) Windows 10
29 365 (12.94%) SQL Server
30 360 (12.77%) 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
1 306 (10.85%) MS Exchange
2 295 (10.46%) SharePoint
3 156 (5.53%) Apache
4 122 (4.33%) Apache Spark
4 122 (4.33%) IIS
5 119 (4.22%) Confluence
6 118 (4.18%) GemFire
7 68 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 60 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 46 (1.63%) Skype for Business
10 38 (1.35%) OpenStack
11 24 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
13 21 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (0.64%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
15 17 (0.60%) nginx
16 11 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 10 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
17 10 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 245 (8.69%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.21%) MicroStation
6 6 (0.21%) Revit
6 6 (0.21%) Siemens NX
6 6 (0.21%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.35%) Sage 200
2 6 (0.21%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.21%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.11%) Maximo
3 3 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.035%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.035%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.035%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,624 (57.59%) Azure
2 1,127 (39.96%) Microsoft 365
3 777 (27.55%) AWS
4 274 (9.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 220 (7.80%) IaaS
6 214 (7.59%) PaaS
7 186 (6.60%) GCP
8 174 (6.17%) SaaS
9 149 (5.28%) GitHub
10 106 (3.76%) OneDrive
11 104 (3.69%) OpenShift
12 79 (2.80%) Amazon Kinesis
13 55 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
14 50 (1.77%) Mimecast
15 30 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
16 29 (1.03%) Amazon EKS
17 26 (0.92%) Power Platform
18 20 (0.71%) Azure Logic Apps
19 18 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
19 18 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 747 (26.49%) Firewall
2 546 (19.36%) DNS
3 432 (15.32%) SAN
4 416 (14.75%) DHCP
5 320 (11.35%) WAN
6 317 (11.24%) LAN
7 301 (10.67%) VPN
8 293 (10.39%) TCP/IP
9 223 (7.91%) VLAN
10 132 (4.68%) Network Security
11 124 (4.40%) VoIP
12 108 (3.83%) OSPF
13 105 (3.72%) NAS
14 100 (3.55%) Wireless
15 98 (3.48%) Internet
16 93 (3.30%) IPv4
17 91 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
18 83 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
19 80 (2.84%) Skype
20 75 (2.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 155 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
3 117 (4.15%) Redis
4 111 (3.94%) HBase
5 107 (3.79%) MariaDB
6 106 (3.76%) NoSQL
7 97 (3.44%) Relational Database
8 93 (3.30%) Big Data
9 68 (2.41%) MySQL
10 34 (1.21%) MongoDB
11 29 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
12 27 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 27 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
14 23 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (0.67%) Hadoop
16 18 (0.64%) Oracle Database
17 17 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
17 17 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 273 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 184 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 135 (4.79%) JIRA
4 128 (4.54%) Sonatype Nexus
5 120 (4.26%) JUnit
6 118 (4.18%) Cucumber
6 118 (4.18%) Cypress.io
6 118 (4.18%) Protractor
6 118 (4.18%) Storybook
7 115 (4.08%) Gradle
8 111 (3.94%) Eclipse
8 111 (3.94%) IntelliJ
9 108 (3.83%) Mockito
10 101 (3.58%) Artifactory
11 78 (2.77%) SonarQube
12 73 (2.59%) Subversion
13 49 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
14 27 (0.96%) Visual Studio
15 23 (0.82%) GitLab
16 22 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 554 (19.65%) Social Skills
2 412 (14.61%) Finance
3 173 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 169 (5.99%) Banking
5 158 (5.60%) Law
6 137 (4.86%) Telecoms
7 132 (4.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 106 (3.76%) Public Sector
9 74 (2.62%) Manufacturing
10 65 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
11 56 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
12 51 (1.81%) Legal
13 40 (1.42%) Marketing
14 39 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
15 38 (1.35%) Retail
16 30 (1.06%) Advertising
17 27 (0.96%) Aerospace
18 26 (0.92%) Automotive
19 23 (0.82%) Military
20 21 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 663 (23.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 263 (9.33%) Support Engineer
3 252 (8.94%) Architect
4 202 (7.16%) IT Engineer
5 182 (6.45%) Analyst
6 177 (6.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 173 (6.13%) Consultant
8 146 (5.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 145 (5.14%) IT Support
10 141 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
11 127 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
12 126 (4.47%) VMware Engineer
13 124 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
14 120 (4.26%) Software Engineer
15 116 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
16 105 (3.72%) Administrator
17 103 (3.65%) Linux Engineer
18 100 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
19 95 (3.37%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
20 89 (3.16%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (5.85%) Web Services
2 142 (5.04%) JSON
3 133 (4.72%) Spring
4 130 (4.61%) Kafka
5 128 (4.54%) CSS
6 127 (4.50%) React
7 126 (4.47%) AngularJS
7 126 (4.47%) Node.js
8 123 (4.36%) RESTful
9 118 (4.18%) Express
9 118 (4.18%) Redux
9 118 (4.18%) Tailwind CSS
9 118 (4.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 111 (3.94%) Spark Streaming
11 106 (3.76%) WireMock
12 104 (3.69%) RabbitMQ
13 99 (3.51%) Play Framework
14 81 (2.87%) LAMP
15 76 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
16 55 (1.95%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 478 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 271 (9.61%) Public Cloud
3 150 (5.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 134 (4.75%) Linux Command Line
5 132 (4.68%) Management Information System
6 107 (3.79%) Clustering
7 103 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
8 102 (3.62%) Private Cloud
9 87 (3.09%) User Experience
10 84 (2.98%) Replication
11 70 (2.48%) Driving Licence
12 66 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
13 54 (1.91%) PKI
14 42 (1.49%) Cloud Native
15 40 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
16 38 (1.35%) Legacy Systems
17 32 (1.13%) Virtual Team
18 30 (1.06%) Client/Server
19 24 (0.85%) FMCG
20 22 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,769 (62.73%) Windows
2 1,204 (42.70%) Windows Server
3 957 (33.94%) Linux
4 386 (13.69%) Windows 10
5 340 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 313 (11.10%) Windows Server 2016
7 256 (9.08%) Unix
8 232 (8.23%) Windows Server 2019
9 195 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 151 (5.35%) CentOS
11 118 (4.18%) Windows 7
12 112 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 94 (3.33%) Ubuntu
14 80 (2.84%) Android
15 65 (2.30%) Apple iOS
16 43 (1.52%) Windows 8
17 35 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
18 28 (0.99%) Mac OS
19 20 (0.71%) Solaris
20 17 (0.60%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 828 (29.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 568 (20.14%) ITIL
3 545 (19.33%) DevOps
4 425 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
5 295 (10.46%) Migration
6 283 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
7 234 (8.30%) Scrum
8 227 (8.05%) Computer Science
9 219 (7.77%) Infrastructure as Code
10 215 (7.62%) Configuration Management
11 204 (7.23%) Service Management
12 196 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 184 (6.52%) Software Testing
14 177 (6.28%) Project Management
15 174 (6.17%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 173 (6.13%) High Availability
16 173 (6.13%) Software Engineering
17 169 (5.99%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 167 (5.92%) Project Delivery
19 161 (5.71%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 758 (26.88%) PowerShell
2 413 (14.65%) SQL
3 387 (13.72%) Python
4 250 (8.87%) Bash Shell
5 221 (7.84%) Java
6 129 (4.57%) Shell Script
7 117 (4.15%) Groovy
8 79 (2.80%) C#
9 61 (2.16%) C
10 51 (1.81%) C++
10 51 (1.81%) Perl
11 45 (1.60%) JavaScript
12 38 (1.35%) VBScript
13 28 (0.99%) VB
14 24 (0.85%) T-SQL
15 21 (0.74%) Ruby
16 15 (0.53%) Go
17 10 (0.35%) Ada
18 9 (0.32%) PHP
19 8 (0.28%) Ingres ABF
Qualifications
1 353 (12.52%) Degree
2 270 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 256 (9.08%) Security Cleared
4 199 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
5 158 (5.60%) SC Cleared
6 155 (5.50%) MCSE
7 146 (5.18%) CCNA
8 126 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 122 (4.33%) MCSA
10 106 (3.76%) OCP
10 106 (3.76%) Oracle Certification
11 81 (2.87%) CCNP
12 77 (2.73%) DV Cleared
13 61 (2.16%) MCP
14 56 (1.99%) MCITP
15 51 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
16 47 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
17 46 (1.63%) RHCE
18 39 (1.38%) AWS Certification
19 34 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (5.60%) SLA
2 68 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 36 (1.28%) GDPR
5 27 (0.96%) QA
6 20 (0.71%) NIST
7 16 (0.57%) PMO
8 11 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.18%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.18%) RMADS
12 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.14%) OASIS TOSCA
13 3 (0.11%) GRC
13 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.071%) Def Stans
14 2 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.071%) OpenSCAP
14 2 (0.071%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,359 (48.19%) Active Directory
2 903 (32.02%) Hyper-V
3 360 (12.77%) vSphere
4 295 (10.46%) VMware ESXi
5 274 (9.72%) Docker
6 186 (6.60%) XenApp
7 156 (5.53%) XenDesktop
8 114 (4.04%) Virtual Servers
9 113 (4.01%) Virtual Machines
10 111 (3.94%) HDFS
11 110 (3.90%) VMware NSX
12 109 (3.87%) Virtual Desktop
13 54 (1.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 48 (1.70%) KVM
15 34 (1.21%) NFS
16 30 (1.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 28 (0.99%) VMware Server
18 27 (0.96%) VirtualBox
19 26 (0.92%) RHEV
19 26 (0.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 479 (16.99%) Ansible
2 294 (10.43%) SCCM
3 239 (8.48%) Puppet
4 190 (6.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 186 (6.60%) Kubernetes
6 178 (6.31%) Terraform
7 102 (3.62%) vCenter Server
8 91 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
9 89 (3.16%) SCOM
10 56 (1.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 55 (1.95%) vRealize
12 46 (1.63%) WSUS
13 41 (1.45%) Nagios
14 37 (1.31%) FortiGate
15 32 (1.13%) NetBackup
16 30 (1.06%) Grafana
17 27 (0.96%) Rancher
17 27 (0.96%) SCVMM
18 24 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
18 24 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2,820 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,590 (56.38%) Microsoft
3 591 (20.96%) Cisco
4 583 (20.67%) Citrix
5 272 (9.65%) Veeam
6 220 (7.80%) Red Hat
7 210 (7.45%) Dell
8 198 (7.02%) NetApp
9 182 (6.45%) HP
10 161 (5.71%) EMC
11 149 (5.28%) Oracle
12 122 (4.33%) Okta
13 120 (4.26%) Meraki
14 100 (3.55%) Google
15 98 (3.48%) SolarWinds
16 97 (3.44%) F5
17 94 (3.33%) IBM
18 76 (2.70%) Sophos
19 72 (2.55%) Juniper
20 69 (2.45%) CommVault