Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 96 97
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,985 4,017 4,927
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.17% 3.20% 3.25%
As % of the System Software category 17.24% 18.80% 20.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,869 3,483 4,284
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +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 11,512 21,365 23,492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.38% 17.04% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9,657 17,669 19,333
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,500 £25,253
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - +6.25%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 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 -6 1,802 £46,865 +10.27% 373
UK excluding London -4 1,389 £42,500 +6.25% 295
London -13 506 £60,000 +16.50% 94
South East +16 398 £50,000 +17.65% 83
North of England +14 333 £41,000 +6.49% 95
Work from Home +21 329 £55,000 -8.33% 49
South West +7 232 £40,000 -5.88% 37
Midlands -9 229 £40,000 +2.56% 38
North West +21 186 £45,000 +20.00% 59
West Midlands -14 165 £40,000 +1.27% 28
Yorkshire -1 116 £33,500 -16.25% 30
East of England -1 90 £48,500 +22.78% 22
East Midlands +1 61 £36,500 -3.12% 10
Scotland +9 55 £47,500 +21.79% 10
Wales +5 51 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North East +26 31 £35,000 -5.41% 6
Northern Ireland +15 6 £45,000 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 1,985 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,319 (66.45%) Windows
3 1,025 (51.64%) Microsoft
4 990 (49.87%) Active Directory
5 946 (47.66%) Azure
6 855 (43.07%) Windows Server
7 671 (33.80%) Office 365
8 662 (33.35%) Hyper-V
9 577 (29.07%) Linux
10 549 (27.66%) Cisco
11 531 (26.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 521 (26.25%) DNS
13 520 (26.20%) Firewall
14 495 (24.94%) PowerShell
15 422 (21.26%) AWS
16 397 (20.00%) ITIL
17 386 (19.45%) Citrix
18 349 (17.58%) DHCP
19 320 (16.12%) Windows Server 2012
20 308 (15.52%) Data Centre
21 306 (15.42%) SAN
22 293 (14.76%) Ansible
23 289 (14.56%) DevOps
23 289 (14.56%) Windows Server 2016
24 284 (14.31%) SQL
25 281 (14.16%) WAN
26 279 (14.06%) TCP/IP
27 278 (14.01%) SQL Server
28 275 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
29 269 (13.55%) MS Exchange

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
1 269 (13.55%) MS Exchange
2 216 (10.88%) SharePoint
3 100 (5.04%) IIS
4 77 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 61 (3.07%) Confluence
7 55 (2.77%) Skype for Business
8 45 (2.27%) Apache
9 22 (1.11%) OpenStack
9 22 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 18 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (0.60%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.35%) CMS
16 6 (0.30%) Site Server
17 5 (0.25%) nginx
17 5 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 151 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.55%) Workfront
2 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.15%) Maximo
4 3 (0.15%) Q-Pulse
4 3 (0.15%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.10%) Tradar
6 1 (0.050%) BASE24
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.050%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 946 (47.66%) Azure
2 671 (33.80%) Office 365
3 422 (21.26%) AWS
4 156 (7.86%) IaaS
5 145 (7.30%) PaaS
6 138 (6.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 116 (5.84%) SaaS
8 70 (3.53%) GCP
9 50 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
10 43 (2.17%) Mimecast
10 43 (2.17%) OneDrive
11 35 (1.76%) GitHub
12 33 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
13 28 (1.41%) OpenShift
14 22 (1.11%) Power Platform
15 20 (1.01%) Amazon S3
16 19 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 16 (0.81%) Route 53
18 14 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
19 13 (0.65%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 521 (26.25%) DNS
2 520 (26.20%) Firewall
3 349 (17.58%) DHCP
4 306 (15.42%) SAN
5 281 (14.16%) WAN
6 279 (14.06%) TCP/IP
7 248 (12.49%) VPN
8 234 (11.79%) LAN
9 173 (8.72%) VLAN
10 139 (7.00%) VoIP
11 92 (4.63%) Network Security
12 83 (4.18%) Wireless
13 79 (3.98%) Skype
14 77 (3.88%) VSAN
15 73 (3.68%) NAS
16 70 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
17 65 (3.27%) Remote Desktop
18 64 (3.22%) Internet
18 64 (3.22%) NetScaler
19 54 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
3 35 (1.76%) MySQL
4 32 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 22 (1.11%) Big Data
7 19 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 17 (0.86%) Oracle Database
9 16 (0.81%) Power BI
10 15 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
12 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (0.55%) CouchDB
14 9 (0.45%) Relational Database
15 8 (0.40%) Redis
15 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 106 (5.34%) Git (software)
2 95 (4.79%) Jenkins
3 67 (3.38%) JIRA
4 37 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 30 (1.51%) GitLab
6 23 (1.16%) Artifactory
6 23 (1.16%) TeamCity
7 22 (1.11%) Maven
8 20 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (1.01%) Bitbucket
9 18 (0.91%) Subversion
10 15 (0.76%) Visual Studio
11 14 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (0.65%) Gerrit
13 9 (0.45%) Gradle
13 9 (0.45%) IDA Disassembler
13 9 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.35%) Selenium
15 6 (0.30%) Ant
15 6 (0.30%) SonarQube
General
1 204 (10.28%) Finance
2 86 (4.33%) Telecoms
3 72 (3.63%) Public Sector
4 53 (2.67%) Banking
5 36 (1.81%) Marketing
6 33 (1.66%) Retail
7 32 (1.61%) Aerospace
8 27 (1.36%) Military
9 24 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.01%) Legal
11 18 (0.91%) Advertising
12 17 (0.86%) French Language
12 17 (0.86%) Law
13 12 (0.60%) Electronics
14 11 (0.55%) Games
14 11 (0.55%) Publishing
15 10 (0.50%) Police
16 9 (0.45%) Local Government
17 8 (0.40%) Automotive
18 7 (0.35%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 424 (21.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 205 (10.33%) Support Engineer
3 191 (9.62%) IT Engineer
4 154 (7.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 144 (7.25%) Consultant
6 139 (7.00%) Analyst
7 131 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
8 119 (5.99%) Architect
9 111 (5.59%) Systems Engineer
10 107 (5.39%) VMware Engineer
11 105 (5.29%) IT Support
12 103 (5.19%) Linux Engineer
13 97 (4.89%) Network Engineer
14 95 (4.79%) Administrator
15 91 (4.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 90 (4.53%) Server Engineer
17 86 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
18 78 (3.93%) Windows Engineer
19 73 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
20 72 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.02%) Web Services
2 36 (1.81%) LDAP
3 32 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
4 30 (1.51%) JSON
5 26 (1.31%) YAML
6 22 (1.11%) XML
7 19 (0.96%) XMPP
8 18 (0.91%) REST
9 16 (0.81%) .NET
10 13 (0.65%) RESTful
10 13 (0.65%) Spring
11 10 (0.50%) HTML
11 10 (0.50%) LAMP
12 8 (0.40%) COM
12 8 (0.40%) JMS
12 8 (0.40%) RAML
12 8 (0.40%) React
12 8 (0.40%) Swagger
12 8 (0.40%) WebRTC
13 7 (0.35%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 308 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 151 (7.61%) Public Cloud
3 142 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (4.33%) Management Information System
5 73 (3.68%) Clustering
5 73 (3.68%) Private Cloud
5 73 (3.68%) Replication
6 64 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
7 60 (3.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 37 (1.86%) PKI
9 28 (1.41%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.26%) Driving Licence
10 25 (1.26%) Fat Client
10 25 (1.26%) Thin Client
10 25 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
11 23 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
12 22 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 22 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.11%) Virtual Team
13 16 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,319 (66.45%) Windows
2 855 (43.07%) Windows Server
3 577 (29.07%) Linux
4 320 (16.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 289 (14.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 230 (11.59%) Windows 10
7 204 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 165 (8.31%) Windows Server 2019
9 113 (5.69%) CentOS
10 110 (5.54%) Windows 7
11 91 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 84 (4.23%) Unix
13 53 (2.67%) Ubuntu
14 38 (1.91%) Android
15 24 (1.21%) Debian
16 23 (1.16%) Apple iOS
16 23 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (1.11%) Windows 8
18 16 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
19 15 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (26.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 397 (20.00%) ITIL
3 289 (14.56%) DevOps
4 275 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
5 197 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
6 162 (8.16%) Migration
7 140 (7.05%) Service Management
8 137 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 135 (6.80%) Presales
10 134 (6.75%) Configuration Management
11 115 (5.79%) Mentoring
12 106 (5.34%) High Availability
13 105 (5.29%) Infrastructure as Code
14 102 (5.14%) Project Delivery
15 101 (5.09%) Project Management
16 97 (4.89%) Service Delivery
17 87 (4.38%) Virtual Environments
18 85 (4.28%) Scrum
19 79 (3.98%) ITIL V3
20 78 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 495 (24.94%) PowerShell
2 284 (14.31%) SQL
3 218 (10.98%) Python
4 181 (9.12%) Bash Shell
5 69 (3.48%) Java
6 64 (3.22%) Shell Script
7 57 (2.87%) Perl
8 46 (2.32%) Ruby
9 40 (2.02%) JavaScript
10 36 (1.81%) PHP
11 29 (1.46%) C
12 27 (1.36%) C#
13 21 (1.06%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.01%) C++
15 18 (0.91%) PL/SQL
16 17 (0.86%) VB
17 14 (0.71%) Groovy
18 13 (0.65%) VBScript
19 4 (0.20%) Jython
20 3 (0.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 242 (12.19%) Security Cleared
2 231 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 198 (9.97%) Cisco Certification
4 188 (9.47%) SC Cleared
5 171 (8.61%) Degree
5 171 (8.61%) MCSE
6 158 (7.96%) CCNA
7 117 (5.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 113 (5.69%) MCSA
9 84 (4.23%) CCNP
10 54 (2.72%) DV Cleared
11 52 (2.62%) MCP
12 43 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
13 41 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
14 33 (1.66%) MCITP
15 25 (1.26%) RHCE
16 21 (1.06%) VCP6
17 20 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
18 19 (0.96%) AWS Certification
19 17 (0.86%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (7.25%) SLA
2 43 (2.17%) GDPR
2 43 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 19 (0.96%) QA
5 14 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 14 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.35%) NIST
6 7 (0.35%) OASIS TOSCA
7 6 (0.30%) PMO
8 5 (0.25%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.20%) OpenSCAP
10 3 (0.15%) COBIT
11 2 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
System Software
1 990 (49.87%) Active Directory
2 662 (33.35%) Hyper-V
3 264 (13.30%) vSphere
4 256 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
5 181 (9.12%) Docker
6 133 (6.70%) XenApp
7 116 (5.84%) Virtual Servers
8 102 (5.14%) VMware NSX
9 84 (4.23%) XenDesktop
10 62 (3.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 62 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
11 58 (2.92%) KVM
12 48 (2.42%) Xen
13 34 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
13 34 (1.71%) VMware Server
14 29 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
15 22 (1.11%) NFS
15 22 (1.11%) vCloud
16 20 (1.01%) VirtualBox
17 17 (0.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 293 (14.76%) Ansible
2 265 (13.35%) SCCM
3 155 (7.81%) Terraform
4 136 (6.85%) Puppet
5 134 (6.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 120 (6.05%) Kubernetes
7 81 (4.08%) vCenter Server
8 78 (3.93%) SCOM
9 70 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
10 63 (3.17%) WSUS
11 51 (2.57%) Nagios
12 45 (2.27%) SCVMM
12 45 (2.27%) vRealize
13 41 (2.07%) NetBackup
14 33 (1.66%) Backup Exec
15 27 (1.36%) ZABBIX
16 21 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 20 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
18 18 (0.91%) HAProxy
18 18 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,985 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,025 (51.64%) Microsoft
3 549 (27.66%) Cisco
4 386 (19.45%) Citrix
5 243 (12.24%) Veeam
6 178 (8.97%) Dell
7 168 (8.46%) HP
8 148 (7.46%) Red Hat
9 134 (6.75%) EMC
10 133 (6.70%) NetApp
11 123 (6.20%) Oracle
12 104 (5.24%) SolarWinds
13 76 (3.83%) Sophos
14 71 (3.58%) Google
15 70 (3.53%) Juniper
16 63 (3.17%) Fortinet
17 59 (2.97%) IBM
18 58 (2.92%) F5
19 51 (2.57%) ServiceNow
20 50 (2.52%) Symantec