Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 101 95
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 -20
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 4,379 5,026 5,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.20% 3.07% 3.36%
As % of the System Software category 18.55% 20.60% 25.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3,633 4,158 5,032
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,150 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 23,610 24,401 22,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.24% 14.92% 13.08%
Number of salaries quoted 19,429 19,926 19,185
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,856 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 4,059 £42,500 -5.56% 868
UK excluding London +14 2,987 £40,000 -4.76% 713
London -27 1,191 £52,500 -4.55% 199
South East +15 995 £42,500 - 206
North of England -1 607 £36,381 -9.05% 184
Midlands +21 523 £37,500 -6.25% 106
South West +19 412 £42,500 - 107
West Midlands +16 373 £39,500 -1.25% 53
East of England +20 296 £37,250 -17.22% 66
Yorkshire +16 295 £33,500 -21.18% 72
North West -27 285 £37,500 -6.25% 93
East Midlands +29 150 £35,000 +7.69% 53
Scotland -4 74 £40,000 -5.88% 25
Wales -3 73 £42,000 +4.67% 17
North East +19 27 £37,000 +13.85% 19
Northern Ireland -9 6 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Isle of Man +4 5 £51,000 +56.92%
Channel Islands +2 3 £30,000 +1.69%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 4,379 (100.00%) VMware
2 3,030 (69.19%) Windows
3 2,368 (54.08%) Active Directory
4 2,294 (52.39%) Microsoft
5 1,912 (43.66%) Windows Server
6 1,669 (38.11%) Azure
7 1,665 (38.02%) Office 365
8 1,545 (35.28%) Hyper-V
9 1,270 (29.00%) Cisco
10 1,191 (27.20%) Citrix
11 1,157 (26.42%) Firewall
12 1,146 (26.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,124 (25.67%) ITIL
14 1,095 (25.01%) Linux
15 1,034 (23.61%) AWS
16 984 (22.47%) DNS
17 883 (20.16%) Data Centre
18 832 (19.00%) DHCP
19 828 (18.91%) PowerShell
20 827 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
21 728 (16.62%) MS Exchange
22 712 (16.26%) WAN
23 701 (16.01%) SCCM
24 692 (15.80%) Windows 10
25 673 (15.37%) LAN
26 660 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
27 655 (14.96%) SAN
28 635 (14.50%) SQL
29 625 (14.27%) TCP/IP
30 600 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 728 (16.62%) MS Exchange
2 442 (10.09%) SharePoint
3 255 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 233 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 231 (5.28%) IIS
6 167 (3.81%) Skype for Business
7 73 (1.67%) Confluence
8 71 (1.62%) Apache
9 65 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 56 (1.28%) OpenStack
11 55 (1.26%) Tomcat
12 44 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
13 39 (0.89%) WebSphere
14 36 (0.82%) nginx
15 34 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
16 28 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
17 23 (0.53%) IBM Notes
18 18 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
19 16 (0.37%) JBoss
20 13 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 409 (9.34%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 31 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.069%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.046%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.046%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.046%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.046%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.023%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.023%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.023%) InDesign
9 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.14%) Workfront
3 5 (0.11%) CA PPM
3 5 (0.11%) Elite 3E
3 5 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.091%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 4 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.069%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.069%) Line 50
5 3 (0.069%) Line 500
5 3 (0.069%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.046%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.023%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.023%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.023%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,669 (38.11%) Azure
2 1,665 (38.02%) Office 365
3 1,034 (23.61%) AWS
4 213 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 196 (4.48%) IaaS
6 133 (3.04%) SaaS
7 123 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
8 115 (2.63%) PaaS
9 106 (2.42%) GCP
10 77 (1.76%) OneDrive
11 64 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
12 56 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
13 51 (1.16%) Mimecast
14 50 (1.14%) Amazon S3
15 37 (0.84%) Azure Stack
16 33 (0.75%) GitHub
17 29 (0.66%) Power Platform
17 29 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 27 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 20 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 1,157 (26.42%) Firewall
2 984 (22.47%) DNS
3 832 (19.00%) DHCP
4 712 (16.26%) WAN
5 673 (15.37%) LAN
6 655 (14.96%) SAN
7 625 (14.27%) TCP/IP
8 445 (10.16%) VPN
9 335 (7.65%) VoIP
10 333 (7.60%) Wireless
11 288 (6.58%) VLAN
12 214 (4.89%) Network Security
13 202 (4.61%) Skype
14 178 (4.06%) NAS
15 164 (3.75%) Internet
16 137 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
17 132 (3.01%) MPLS
18 129 (2.95%) iSCSI
19 107 (2.44%) BGP
20 102 (2.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 594 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 93 (2.12%) MySQL
3 68 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 65 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 54 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
6 52 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 49 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
8 44 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 43 (0.98%) DB2
9 43 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 37 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 35 (0.80%) Big Data
12 32 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
13 31 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 30 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 28 (0.64%) NoSQL
16 27 (0.62%) Oracle Database
17 25 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 23 (0.53%) Power BI
18 23 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 143 (3.27%) Git (software)
2 121 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 110 (2.51%) JIRA
4 76 (1.74%) Visual Studio
5 57 (1.30%) MSI
6 39 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
7 29 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 29 (0.66%) Maven
8 28 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 28 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (0.57%) TestRail
9 25 (0.57%) Zephyr
10 24 (0.55%) Selenium
11 22 (0.50%) SonarQube
12 21 (0.48%) JUnit
12 21 (0.48%) TeamCity
13 20 (0.46%) Bitbucket
13 20 (0.46%) DbUnit
13 20 (0.46%) jMock
13 20 (0.46%) Mockito
General
1 545 (12.45%) Finance
2 186 (4.25%) Public Sector
3 182 (4.16%) Telecoms
4 149 (3.40%) Retail
5 110 (2.51%) Banking
6 103 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 88 (2.01%) Marketing
8 87 (1.99%) Law
9 64 (1.46%) Aerospace
10 49 (1.12%) Advertising
10 49 (1.12%) Military
11 45 (1.03%) Electronics
12 44 (1.00%) Legal
13 42 (0.96%) German Language
14 34 (0.78%) Italian Language
15 31 (0.71%) Back Office
16 26 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.50%) Automotive
18 21 (0.48%) Local Government
19 18 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 937 (21.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 481 (10.98%) Analyst
3 480 (10.96%) Support Engineer
4 371 (8.47%) Architect
5 346 (7.90%) IT Engineer
6 311 (7.10%) Consultant
7 297 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 292 (6.67%) IT Support
9 250 (5.71%) Support Analyst
10 245 (5.59%) Systems Engineer
11 228 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
12 220 (5.02%) Administrator
13 196 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
14 192 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
15 185 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
16 183 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
17 164 (3.75%) IT Analyst
18 162 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
19 156 (3.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 156 (3.56%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (3.72%) Web Services
2 78 (1.78%) .NET
3 58 (1.32%) LDAP
4 44 (1.00%) Middleware
5 38 (0.87%) SOAP
6 36 (0.82%) JSON
6 36 (0.82%) REST
7 35 (0.80%) XML
8 29 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
9 26 (0.59%) HTML
10 22 (0.50%) RESTful
11 21 (0.48%) Apache Camel
11 21 (0.48%) LAMP
12 20 (0.46%) J2EE
12 20 (0.46%) PowerMock
13 18 (0.41%) Spring
14 17 (0.39%) CSS
15 14 (0.32%) Flash
15 14 (0.32%) YAML
16 13 (0.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 883 (20.16%) Data Centre
2 283 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 211 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 195 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
5 188 (4.29%) Public Cloud
6 173 (3.95%) Replication
7 164 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
8 140 (3.20%) Clustering
9 136 (3.11%) Driving Licence
10 103 (2.35%) Private Cloud
11 99 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
12 95 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
13 59 (1.35%) User Experience
14 47 (1.07%) PKI
15 45 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
16 43 (0.98%) CCTV
16 43 (0.98%) Fat Client
16 43 (0.98%) Thin Client
17 42 (0.96%) CMDB
18 39 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3,030 (69.19%) Windows
2 1,912 (43.66%) Windows Server
3 1,095 (25.01%) Linux
4 827 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 692 (15.80%) Windows 10
6 600 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 448 (10.23%) Windows 7
8 256 (5.85%) Unix
9 178 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 173 (3.95%) Windows 8
11 163 (3.72%) CentOS
12 148 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 99 (2.26%) Ubuntu
14 89 (2.03%) Mac OS
15 64 (1.46%) Android
16 50 (1.14%) Debian
16 50 (1.14%) Windows XP
17 42 (0.96%) Apple iOS
18 37 (0.84%) Solaris
19 33 (0.75%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,146 (26.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,124 (25.67%) ITIL
3 574 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
4 436 (9.96%) Migration
5 371 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
6 353 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 349 (7.97%) DevOps
8 337 (7.70%) Project Management
9 287 (6.55%) Presales
10 267 (6.10%) Mentoring
11 260 (5.94%) Service Delivery
12 232 (5.30%) Configuration Management
12 232 (5.30%) Service Management
13 220 (5.02%) Change Management
14 204 (4.66%) Project Delivery
15 189 (4.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 177 (4.04%) PRINCE2
17 163 (3.72%) Cybersecurity
18 147 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
19 146 (3.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 828 (18.91%) PowerShell
2 635 (14.50%) SQL
3 347 (7.92%) Python
4 214 (4.89%) Bash Shell
5 102 (2.33%) C
6 98 (2.24%) Perl
7 91 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 89 (2.03%) Java
9 81 (1.85%) Ruby
10 77 (1.76%) C#
11 74 (1.69%) JavaScript
12 66 (1.51%) PHP
13 53 (1.21%) VBScript
14 37 (0.84%) C++
15 33 (0.75%) T-SQL
16 29 (0.66%) Go
17 22 (0.50%) VB
18 19 (0.43%) Ada
19 9 (0.21%) PHP 5
19 9 (0.21%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 660 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 545 (12.45%) Cisco Certification
3 474 (10.82%) MCSE
4 470 (10.73%) Degree
5 420 (9.59%) CCNA
6 389 (8.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 326 (7.44%) Security Cleared
8 263 (6.01%) MCSA
9 201 (4.59%) CCNP
10 137 (3.13%) DV Cleared
10 137 (3.13%) SC Cleared
11 135 (3.08%) MCITP
12 114 (2.60%) MCP
13 89 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
14 88 (2.01%) CCIE
15 79 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
16 69 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
17 68 (1.55%) AWS Certification
18 66 (1.51%) TOGAF Certification
19 56 (1.28%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (8.20%) SLA
2 204 (4.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 78 (1.78%) ISO 9001
4 43 (0.98%) PMO
5 40 (0.91%) GDPR
5 40 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 38 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 38 (0.87%) QA
7 21 (0.48%) COBIT
8 18 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.30%) NIST
10 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
12 5 (0.11%) NCSC
13 4 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.091%) RMADS
14 2 (0.046%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.023%) BS7799
15 1 (0.023%) GxP
System Software
1 2,368 (54.08%) Active Directory
2 1,545 (35.28%) Hyper-V
3 510 (11.65%) vSphere
4 408 (9.32%) VMware ESXi
5 390 (8.91%) XenApp
6 294 (6.71%) XenDesktop
7 251 (5.73%) Virtual Machines
8 209 (4.77%) Docker
9 200 (4.57%) Virtual Servers
10 122 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
11 117 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 116 (2.65%) VMware NSX
13 90 (2.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 84 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 75 (1.71%) VirtualBox
16 62 (1.42%) Xen
17 61 (1.39%) KVM
18 56 (1.28%) Terminal Services
19 48 (1.10%) NFS
20 47 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 701 (16.01%) SCCM
2 272 (6.21%) Ansible
3 245 (5.59%) Puppet
4 209 (4.77%) SCOM
5 188 (4.29%) WSUS
6 163 (3.72%) vCenter Server
7 146 (3.33%) Kubernetes
7 146 (3.33%) Terraform
8 124 (2.83%) vRealize
9 121 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
10 102 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
11 94 (2.15%) Backup Exec
12 82 (1.87%) Nagios
13 55 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 53 (1.21%) NetBackup
15 50 (1.14%) SCVMM
16 45 (1.03%) SCOrch
17 44 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
18 43 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
19 38 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4,379 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,294 (52.39%) Microsoft
3 1,270 (29.00%) Cisco
4 1,191 (27.20%) Citrix
5 445 (10.16%) HP
6 437 (9.98%) Veeam
7 377 (8.61%) NetApp
8 356 (8.13%) Dell
9 268 (6.12%) EMC
10 237 (5.41%) Red Hat
11 202 (4.61%) Meraki
12 162 (3.70%) IBM
13 150 (3.43%) SolarWinds
14 142 (3.24%) Symantec
15 136 (3.11%) Aruba
16 129 (2.95%) Oracle
17 107 (2.44%) Juniper
18 101 (2.31%) Google
19 97 (2.22%) Polycom
20 91 (2.08%) 3PAR