Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 75 73
Rank change year-on-year -18 -2 -9
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 5,628 6,505 8,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.25% 3.67% 3.84%
As % of the System Software category 24.79% 29.88% 33.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4,708 5,326 6,765
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,375 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +6.67%

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 22,699 21,772 24,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 12.30% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 18,893 18,075 20,435
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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 -21 5,260 £42,500 - 771
UK excluding London -18 3,532 £40,000 +3.90% 558
London -17 2,001 £50,000 -0.50% 244
South East -24 1,166 £40,000 -5.88% 157
North of England -26 772 £37,500 +1.35% 144
Midlands -8 559 £37,500 +4.17% 94
South West +4 435 £40,000 +14.29% 68
West Midlands -2 414 £37,500 +7.14% 49
North West -35 364 £39,000 +4.70% 81
Yorkshire -24 351 £37,500 - 48
East of England -21 339 £45,000 +5.88% 65
East Midlands -1 146 £35,000 -7.89% 45
Scotland -43 136 £40,000 +4.34% 21
Wales +28 133 £37,750 +0.67% 10
North East +8 58 £35,000 +2.94% 15
Northern Ireland -35 9 £27,000 -28.95%
Channel Islands +2 7 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 5,628 (100.00%) VMware
2 3,975 (70.63%) Windows
3 2,994 (53.20%) Microsoft
4 2,861 (50.84%) Active Directory
5 2,639 (46.89%) Windows Server
6 1,827 (32.46%) Hyper-V
7 1,627 (28.91%) Cisco
8 1,594 (28.32%) Citrix
9 1,512 (26.87%) Linux
10 1,486 (26.40%) Firewall
11 1,461 (25.96%) Office 365
12 1,426 (25.34%) ITIL
13 1,368 (24.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 1,317 (23.40%) MS Exchange
15 1,304 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
16 1,300 (23.10%) Microsoft Azure
17 1,221 (21.70%) SAN
18 1,073 (19.07%) DNS
19 1,027 (18.25%) WAN
20 989 (17.57%) SQL Server
21 967 (17.18%) Microsoft Certification
22 946 (16.81%) LAN
23 899 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
24 872 (15.49%) SQL
25 870 (15.46%) PowerShell
26 823 (14.62%) DHCP
27 815 (14.48%) Finance
28 802 (14.25%) Data Centre
29 782 (13.89%) HP
30 755 (13.42%) TCP/IP

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 1,317 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 557 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 499 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 377 (6.70%) SharePoint
5 346 (6.15%) IIS
6 281 (4.99%) Skype for Business
7 186 (3.30%) Apache
8 178 (3.16%) OpenStack
9 149 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 128 (2.27%) Tomcat
11 98 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 66 (1.17%) nginx
13 63 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 61 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
15 54 (0.96%) Confluence
16 52 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 35 (0.62%) WebLogic
18 34 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
19 28 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
20 24 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 509 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.071%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.071%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.071%) CATIA
6 4 (0.071%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.071%) RoboHelp
6 4 (0.071%) Snagit
6 4 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.018%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 46 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.18%) MetaTrader
5 8 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (0.14%) Teamcenter
6 7 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.071%) Eikon
7 4 (0.071%) ENOVIA
8 3 (0.053%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.053%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.053%) Pegasus Opera
9 2 (0.036%) Epicor Tropos
9 2 (0.036%) Relativity
9 2 (0.036%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.018%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1,461 (25.96%) Office 365
2 1,300 (23.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 899 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
4 268 (4.76%) IaaS
5 190 (3.38%) PaaS
6 132 (2.35%) SaaS
7 98 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
8 95 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 76 (1.35%) Mimecast
10 69 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 51 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
12 38 (0.68%) G Suite
13 34 (0.60%) Amazon S3
13 34 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 33 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
15 19 (0.34%) OpenShift
16 18 (0.32%) GitHub
16 18 (0.32%) OneDrive
16 18 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 17 (0.30%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 1,486 (26.40%) Firewall
2 1,221 (21.70%) SAN
3 1,073 (19.07%) DNS
4 1,027 (18.25%) WAN
5 946 (16.81%) LAN
6 823 (14.62%) DHCP
7 755 (13.42%) TCP/IP
8 596 (10.59%) VPN
9 424 (7.53%) VoIP
10 385 (6.84%) VLAN
11 281 (4.99%) Wireless
12 273 (4.85%) NAS
13 207 (3.68%) Internet
14 191 (3.39%) MPLS
15 189 (3.36%) Skype
16 177 (3.14%) Network Security
17 173 (3.07%) SSL
18 164 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
19 142 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
20 127 (2.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 989 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 252 (4.48%) MySQL
3 153 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 100 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 95 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 85 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
7 83 (1.47%) NoSQL
8 76 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 73 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 71 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 70 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
12 62 (1.10%) Big Data
13 52 (0.92%) Hadoop
14 51 (0.91%) Relational Database
15 50 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
16 48 (0.85%) MariaDB
16 48 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
17 47 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
18 34 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
19 29 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 211 (3.75%) Jenkins
2 156 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 86 (1.53%) JIRA
4 84 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 73 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 62 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 59 (1.05%) Vagrant
8 58 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 53 (0.94%) MSI
10 47 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 42 (0.75%) Subversion
12 39 (0.69%) Maven
13 30 (0.53%) NuGet
14 26 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
15 22 (0.39%) Ant
16 19 (0.34%) Bitbucket
17 18 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
17 18 (0.32%) Travis CI
18 17 (0.30%) GoCD
18 17 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 815 (14.48%) Finance
2 213 (3.78%) Telecoms
3 176 (3.13%) Banking
4 167 (2.97%) Retail
5 163 (2.90%) Law
6 124 (2.20%) Legal
7 99 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 83 (1.47%) Games
9 82 (1.46%) Military
10 81 (1.44%) Advertising
11 73 (1.30%) Investment Banking
12 71 (1.26%) Marketing
13 63 (1.12%) Publishing
14 60 (1.07%) Back Office
15 50 (0.89%) Retail Banking
16 45 (0.80%) Billing
17 42 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
18 27 (0.48%) Financial Institution
19 23 (0.41%) Electronics
20 16 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,113 (19.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 653 (11.60%) Analyst
3 581 (10.32%) Support Engineer
4 443 (7.87%) IT Engineer
5 392 (6.97%) Consultant
6 386 (6.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 355 (6.31%) IT Support
8 351 (6.24%) Systems Engineer
9 345 (6.13%) Administrator
10 341 (6.06%) Support Analyst
11 310 (5.51%) Architect
12 296 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
13 264 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
14 263 (4.67%) Network Engineer
15 255 (4.53%) Windows Engineer
16 254 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
17 244 (4.34%) Linux Engineer
18 227 (4.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 219 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
20 215 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (3.89%) Web Services
2 129 (2.29%) .NET
3 86 (1.53%) Middleware
4 69 (1.23%) LDAP
5 64 (1.14%) LAMP
6 63 (1.12%) HTML
7 59 (1.05%) Node.js
8 56 (1.00%) JSON
9 54 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
10 45 (0.80%) REST
10 45 (0.80%) SOAP
10 45 (0.80%) Software Packaging
11 43 (0.76%) HTML5
12 39 (0.69%) CSS
12 39 (0.69%) XML
13 37 (0.66%) AngularJS
14 36 (0.64%) LEMP Stack
15 31 (0.55%) Spring
16 29 (0.52%) Java EE
17 28 (0.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 802 (14.25%) Data Centre
2 317 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 292 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 248 (4.41%) Clustering
5 228 (4.05%) Replication
6 197 (3.50%) Computer Science
7 196 (3.48%) Public Cloud
8 184 (3.27%) Driving Licence
9 139 (2.47%) Enterprise Storage
10 134 (2.38%) User Experience
11 116 (2.06%) Hedge funds
12 114 (2.03%) Fat Client
12 114 (2.03%) Private Cloud
12 114 (2.03%) Thin Client
13 89 (1.58%) Blackberry
14 67 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
15 64 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
16 61 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
17 57 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
18 54 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3,975 (70.63%) Windows
2 2,639 (46.89%) Windows Server
3 1,512 (26.87%) Linux
4 1,368 (24.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,304 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 673 (11.96%) Windows 7
7 587 (10.43%) Windows 10
8 385 (6.84%) Unix
9 363 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 356 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 327 (5.81%) Windows 8
12 255 (4.53%) CentOS
13 145 (2.58%) Ubuntu
14 123 (2.19%) Windows XP
15 91 (1.62%) Mac OS X
16 82 (1.46%) Solaris
17 81 (1.44%) Debian
18 47 (0.84%) Android
19 42 (0.75%) Apple iOS
20 37 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,426 (25.34%) ITIL
2 537 (9.54%) DevOps
3 511 (9.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 414 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
5 405 (7.20%) Service Delivery
6 394 (7.00%) Presales
7 363 (6.45%) Configuration Management
8 358 (6.36%) Migration
9 338 (6.01%) Service Management
10 307 (5.45%) Project Management
11 256 (4.55%) Change Management
12 230 (4.09%) Problem Management
13 229 (4.07%) Mentoring
14 224 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
15 223 (3.96%) High Availability
16 216 (3.84%) Continuous Improvement
17 207 (3.68%) Incident Management
18 198 (3.52%) Time Management
19 184 (3.27%) Virtual Environments
20 173 (3.07%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 872 (15.49%) SQL
2 870 (15.46%) PowerShell
3 470 (8.35%) Python
4 331 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 283 (5.03%) Java
6 270 (4.80%) Perl
7 192 (3.41%) Ruby
8 122 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 118 (2.10%) JavaScript
10 107 (1.90%) PHP
11 98 (1.74%) C
12 94 (1.67%) C#
13 79 (1.40%) VBScript
14 54 (0.96%) T-SQL
15 53 (0.94%) C++
16 49 (0.87%) VB
17 31 (0.55%) Go
18 19 (0.34%) Groovy
19 12 (0.21%) Korn
20 10 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 967 (17.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 656 (11.66%) MCSE
3 655 (11.64%) Cisco Certification
4 534 (9.49%) Degree
5 495 (8.80%) CCNA
6 382 (6.79%) Security Cleared
7 360 (6.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 317 (5.63%) MCSA
9 279 (4.96%) CCNP
10 243 (4.32%) SC Cleared
11 225 (4.00%) MCP
12 203 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
12 203 (3.61%) MCITP
13 182 (3.23%) DV Cleared
14 154 (2.74%) CCA
15 130 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
16 126 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
17 84 (1.49%) RHCE
18 63 (1.12%) CCIE
19 59 (1.05%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 408 (7.25%) SLA
2 167 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 99 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 96 (1.71%) QA
5 32 (0.57%) PMO
6 20 (0.36%) COBIT
6 20 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (0.28%) GDPR
8 15 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.21%) GPG13
10 9 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (0.12%) GCP
12 7 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.089%) GxP
13 5 (0.089%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.053%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.036%) BS25999
15 2 (0.036%) GAMP
System Software
1 2,861 (50.84%) Active Directory
2 1,827 (32.46%) Hyper-V
3 734 (13.04%) vSphere
4 613 (10.89%) VMware ESXi
5 541 (9.61%) XenApp
6 315 (5.60%) XenDesktop
7 252 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
8 225 (4.00%) Docker
9 190 (3.38%) Virtual Servers
10 173 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
11 132 (2.35%) VirtualBox
12 131 (2.33%) XenServer
13 129 (2.29%) Xen
14 100 (1.78%) KVM
14 100 (1.78%) Terminal Services
15 97 (1.72%) VMware NSX
16 96 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
17 87 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
18 64 (1.14%) NFS
19 62 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 686 (12.19%) SCCM
2 430 (7.64%) Puppet
3 347 (6.17%) Ansible
4 275 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
5 266 (4.73%) vCenter Server
6 265 (4.71%) SCOM
7 204 (3.62%) Nagios
8 172 (3.06%) Backup Exec
9 162 (2.88%) WSUS
10 105 (1.87%) Kubernetes
11 87 (1.55%) SCOrch
11 87 (1.55%) Terraform
12 71 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
13 65 (1.15%) vRealize
14 64 (1.14%) SCVMM
15 61 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
15 61 (1.08%) Salt
16 60 (1.07%) ZABBIX
17 51 (0.91%) NetBackup
18 50 (0.89%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5,628 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,994 (53.20%) Microsoft
3 1,627 (28.91%) Cisco
4 1,594 (28.32%) Citrix
5 782 (13.89%) HP
6 566 (10.06%) NetApp
7 470 (8.35%) Red Hat
8 410 (7.29%) Dell
9 346 (6.15%) Oracle
10 335 (5.95%) Veeam
11 295 (5.24%) EMC
12 191 (3.39%) F5
13 187 (3.32%) IBM
13 187 (3.32%) Juniper
14 178 (3.16%) Google
15 175 (3.11%) Symantec
16 152 (2.70%) CheckPoint
17 142 (2.52%) Avaya
18 141 (2.51%) 3PAR
19 138 (2.45%) CommVault