Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 97 77
Rank change year-on-year +2 -20 -2
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 4,905 5,737 6,285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.28% 3.28% 3.58%
As % of the System Software category 21.05% 24.60% 29.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4,075 4,743 5,124
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% -3.13%

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 23,300 23,325 21,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.58% 13.32% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19,048 19,276 17,888
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,125 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +6 4,642 £45,000 +5.88% 926
UK excluding London +6 3,108 £41,500 +3.75% 697
London -8 1,689 £55,000 +10.00% 261
South East -6 895 £42,500 +6.25% 194
North of England +24 748 £39,000 +4.00% 195
Midlands +22 590 £42,500 +13.33% 96
West Midlands +20 455 £44,000 +17.33% 50
North West +38 424 £41,595 +3.99% 94
East of England +46 414 £42,500 -5.56% 60
South West -32 297 £42,500 +6.25% 121
Yorkshire +19 295 £37,500 - 86
East Midlands +3 135 £40,000 +14.29% 45
Scotland -38 88 £40,000 - 16
Wales -14 71 £40,000 +5.26% 15
North East -10 30 £30,000 -14.29% 15
Channel Islands -2 9 £35,000 -24.32% 1
Northern Ireland -15 3 £40,000 +48.15%
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 4,905 (100.00%) VMware
2 3,147 (64.16%) Windows
3 2,613 (53.27%) Microsoft
4 2,410 (49.13%) Active Directory
5 1,878 (38.29%) Windows Server
6 1,619 (33.01%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,531 (31.21%) Hyper-V
8 1,464 (29.85%) Linux
9 1,462 (29.81%) Cisco
10 1,403 (28.60%) Office 365
11 1,378 (28.09%) Firewall
12 1,145 (23.34%) ITIL
13 1,123 (22.90%) Citrix
14 1,106 (22.55%) Amazon AWS
15 1,045 (21.30%) Data Centre
16 1,002 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 986 (20.10%) Windows Server 2012
18 979 (19.96%) SQL
19 961 (19.59%) DNS
20 911 (18.57%) PowerShell
21 889 (18.12%) MS Exchange
22 813 (16.57%) Finance
23 776 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
24 775 (15.80%) SAN
25 756 (15.41%) SQL Server
26 737 (15.03%) SCCM
27 731 (14.90%) WAN
28 726 (14.80%) DHCP
29 694 (14.15%) Microsoft Certification
30 650 (13.25%) LAN

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
1 889 (18.12%) MS Exchange
2 496 (10.11%) SharePoint
3 278 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 259 (5.28%) IIS
5 228 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 226 (4.61%) Skype for Business
7 122 (2.49%) Apache
7 122 (2.49%) OpenStack
8 83 (1.69%) Tomcat
9 82 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 56 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 54 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 44 (0.90%) nginx
13 39 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
14 37 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
15 33 (0.67%) WebLogic
16 26 (0.53%) Confluence
16 26 (0.53%) WebSphere
17 25 (0.51%) JBoss
18 22 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 538 (10.97%) Microsoft Office
2 131 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 45 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 38 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
5 29 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.061%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.041%) iWork
8 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 72 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.14%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.082%) Scribe Insight
6 3 (0.061%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.061%) PlanetPress Connect
6 3 (0.061%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.061%) SAP SM
7 2 (0.041%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.041%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.041%) Lorenzo
7 2 (0.041%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.020%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.020%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.020%) Magento
8 1 (0.020%) Maximo
8 1 (0.020%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,619 (33.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,403 (28.60%) Office 365
3 1,106 (22.55%) Amazon AWS
4 267 (5.44%) IaaS
5 238 (4.85%) SaaS
6 194 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 172 (3.51%) PaaS
8 160 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 117 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
10 77 (1.57%) Mimecast
11 65 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
11 65 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 58 (1.18%) Amazon S3
13 46 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 39 (0.80%) OpenShift
15 34 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 32 (0.65%) GitHub
17 27 (0.55%) OneDrive
18 21 (0.43%) G Suite
19 20 (0.41%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 1,378 (28.09%) Firewall
2 961 (19.59%) DNS
3 775 (15.80%) SAN
4 731 (14.90%) WAN
5 726 (14.80%) DHCP
6 650 (13.25%) LAN
7 607 (12.38%) TCP/IP
8 389 (7.93%) VPN
9 325 (6.63%) Network Security
10 316 (6.44%) VoIP
11 299 (6.10%) VLAN
12 296 (6.03%) Wireless
13 220 (4.49%) Internet
14 198 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
15 172 (3.51%) Skype
16 159 (3.24%) NAS
17 158 (3.22%) NetScaler
18 141 (2.87%) iSCSI
19 115 (2.34%) MPLS
20 114 (2.32%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 756 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 200 (4.08%) MySQL
3 100 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
4 90 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
5 85 (1.73%) NoSQL
6 79 (1.61%) MongoDB
7 78 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 76 (1.55%) Oracle Database
8 76 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 76 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
9 69 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 67 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
10 67 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 50 (1.02%) Big Data
12 44 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
13 42 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 41 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 39 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
16 37 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
17 36 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 225 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 175 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 119 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 110 (2.24%) Maven
5 98 (2.00%) JIRA
6 91 (1.86%) Ant
6 91 (1.86%) Gradle
7 73 (1.49%) Vagrant
8 59 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 46 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 46 (0.94%) Visual Studio
10 39 (0.80%) Subversion
11 32 (0.65%) Selenium
12 26 (0.53%) Mercurial
13 21 (0.43%) Bitbucket
13 21 (0.43%) Travis CI
14 20 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
14 20 (0.41%) WinDbg
15 19 (0.39%) Cucumber
15 19 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 813 (16.57%) Finance
2 207 (4.22%) Telecoms
3 177 (3.61%) Retail
4 147 (3.00%) Banking
5 135 (2.75%) Legal
6 98 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 73 (1.49%) Marketing
8 65 (1.33%) Publishing
9 59 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 53 (1.08%) Advertising
11 45 (0.92%) Electronics
12 36 (0.73%) Law
13 31 (0.63%) Games
14 23 (0.47%) Back Office
15 21 (0.43%) Aerospace
16 20 (0.41%) Investment Banking
17 18 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.31%) Military
19 11 (0.22%) Billing
20 10 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 819 (16.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 608 (12.40%) Analyst
3 472 (9.62%) Architect
4 446 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 305 (6.22%) Administrator
6 300 (6.12%) Consultant
7 287 (5.85%) IT Engineer
8 261 (5.32%) Support Analyst
9 253 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
10 240 (4.89%) IT Support
11 237 (4.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 232 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
13 230 (4.69%) Cloud Engineer
14 229 (4.67%) IT Analyst
15 220 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
16 194 (3.96%) VMware Engineer
17 192 (3.91%) Network Engineer
18 191 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support
19 181 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
20 174 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (4.02%) Web Services
2 191 (3.89%) .NET
3 87 (1.77%) LAMP
4 82 (1.67%) HTML
5 75 (1.53%) JSON
6 68 (1.39%) LDAP
7 60 (1.22%) Middleware
8 59 (1.20%) XML
9 55 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
10 54 (1.10%) REST
11 44 (0.90%) SOAP
12 40 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
13 37 (0.75%) Django
14 34 (0.69%) HTML5
14 34 (0.69%) WebRTC
15 32 (0.65%) Spring
16 31 (0.63%) RESTful
17 30 (0.61%) Spring Boot
18 29 (0.59%) CSS
19 26 (0.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,045 (21.30%) Data Centre
2 320 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 307 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
4 306 (6.24%) Self-Motivation
5 252 (5.14%) Public Cloud
6 228 (4.65%) Clustering
7 225 (4.59%) Replication
8 180 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 141 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
10 119 (2.43%) Private Cloud
11 111 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
12 102 (2.08%) Driving Licence
13 101 (2.06%) Enterprise Storage
14 100 (2.04%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 84 (1.71%) User Experience
16 75 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
17 69 (1.41%) CMDB
18 63 (1.28%) Hedge funds
19 56 (1.14%) Fintech
19 56 (1.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3,147 (64.16%) Windows
2 1,878 (38.29%) Windows Server
3 1,464 (29.85%) Linux
4 986 (20.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 776 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 589 (12.01%) Windows 10
7 484 (9.87%) Windows 7
8 234 (4.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 224 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 223 (4.55%) Unix
11 192 (3.91%) Windows 8
12 181 (3.69%) CentOS
13 159 (3.24%) Ubuntu
14 94 (1.92%) Apple iOS
15 87 (1.77%) Debian
16 82 (1.67%) Android
17 76 (1.55%) AIX
18 63 (1.28%) Windows XP
19 48 (0.98%) Mac OS X
20 47 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,145 (23.34%) ITIL
2 1,002 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 589 (12.01%) DevOps
4 554 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
5 498 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
6 474 (9.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 403 (8.22%) Migration
8 376 (7.67%) Presales
9 356 (7.26%) Project Management
10 355 (7.24%) Configuration Management
11 347 (7.07%) Service Management
12 325 (6.63%) Mentoring
13 295 (6.01%) Service Delivery
14 271 (5.52%) Data Protection
15 267 (5.44%) High Availability
16 243 (4.95%) Computer Science
17 240 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
18 239 (4.87%) Information Security
19 229 (4.67%) Business Continuity
20 223 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 979 (19.96%) SQL
2 911 (18.57%) PowerShell
3 546 (11.13%) Python
4 385 (7.85%) Bash Shell
5 187 (3.81%) Ruby
6 177 (3.61%) Java
7 154 (3.14%) Perl
8 119 (2.43%) JavaScript
9 113 (2.30%) VBScript
10 100 (2.04%) Shell Script
11 93 (1.90%) C#
12 80 (1.63%) C
13 70 (1.43%) T-SQL
14 68 (1.39%) PHP
15 54 (1.10%) C++
16 50 (1.02%) Go
17 47 (0.96%) VB
18 35 (0.71%) PL/SQL
19 33 (0.67%) Objective-C
20 26 (0.53%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 694 (14.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 508 (10.36%) MCSE
3 495 (10.09%) Cisco Certification
4 466 (9.50%) Degree
5 408 (8.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 336 (6.85%) Security Cleared
7 316 (6.44%) CCNA
8 254 (5.18%) MCSA
9 213 (4.34%) SC Cleared
10 200 (4.08%) CCNP
11 167 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
12 164 (3.34%) MCP
13 155 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
14 148 (3.02%) CISSP
15 125 (2.55%) MCITP
16 115 (2.34%) SANS
17 109 (2.22%) CREST Certified
18 106 (2.16%) DV Cleared
19 69 (1.41%) CCIE
20 68 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (7.24%) SLA
2 292 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 237 (4.83%) GDPR
4 190 (3.87%) PCI DSS
5 63 (1.28%) QA
6 34 (0.69%) ISO 9001
7 30 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
8 24 (0.49%) COBIT
9 23 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 16 (0.33%) GPG13
11 13 (0.27%) PMO
12 12 (0.24%) HIPAA
13 11 (0.22%) HL7
14 10 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 10 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.18%) GAMP
16 4 (0.082%) COSO
16 4 (0.082%) NIST 800
17 2 (0.041%) Disclosure Scotland
17 2 (0.041%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 2,410 (49.13%) Active Directory
2 1,531 (31.21%) Hyper-V
3 624 (12.72%) vSphere
4 542 (11.05%) VMware ESXi
5 367 (7.48%) Docker
6 335 (6.83%) XenApp
7 277 (5.65%) Virtual Machines
8 235 (4.79%) XenDesktop
9 218 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
10 142 (2.90%) VMware NSX
11 106 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
12 102 (2.08%) VirtualBox
13 90 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
14 80 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
15 78 (1.59%) XenServer
16 71 (1.45%) Xen
17 70 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 70 (1.43%) vCloud
18 67 (1.37%) NFS
19 66 (1.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 737 (15.03%) SCCM
2 426 (8.69%) Ansible
3 387 (7.89%) Puppet
4 234 (4.77%) vCenter Server
5 221 (4.51%) SCOM
6 204 (4.16%) Kubernetes
7 188 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
8 153 (3.12%) WSUS
9 148 (3.02%) Backup Exec
10 140 (2.85%) Nagios
11 128 (2.61%) vRealize
12 124 (2.53%) Terraform
13 115 (2.34%) SCVMM
14 97 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
15 78 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
16 77 (1.57%) SCOrch
17 64 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
18 60 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
19 56 (1.14%) NetBackup
20 54 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 4,905 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,613 (53.27%) Microsoft
3 1,462 (29.81%) Cisco
4 1,123 (22.90%) Citrix
5 636 (12.97%) HP
6 522 (10.64%) NetApp
7 379 (7.73%) Dell
8 314 (6.40%) EMC
9 291 (5.93%) Veeam
10 283 (5.77%) Oracle
11 282 (5.75%) Red Hat
12 227 (4.63%) Symantec
13 221 (4.51%) IBM
14 219 (4.46%) Google
15 188 (3.83%) Meraki
16 156 (3.18%) Juniper
17 142 (2.90%) McAfee
18 139 (2.83%) F5
18 139 (2.83%) SolarWinds
19 117 (2.39%) CheckPoint