Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 100 87
Rank change year-on-year +7 -13 -12
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 4,773 5,388 5,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.30% 3.09% 3.31%
As % of the System Software category 19.65% 21.59% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,976 4,341 4,915
UK median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24,284 24,956 21,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.81% 14.30% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 19,902 20,227 18,267
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +9 4,486 £43,000 -4.44% 127
UK excluding London +15 3,223 £40,000 - 101
London -10 1,376 £52,500 - 32
South East +10 1,037 £45,000 +9.76% 13
North of England +16 732 £35,000 -12.50% 43
Midlands +11 536 £41,500 +3.75% 18
South West -1 409 £40,000 - 9
West Midlands +13 405 £42,500 +6.25% 14
East of England +50 371 £42,500 -5.56% 12
Yorkshire +19 368 £32,500 -18.75% 19
North West +8 334 £37,500 -6.25% 24
East Midlands +1 131 £38,500 +2.67% 4
Scotland -27 71 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Wales -10 49 £40,000 -
North East +31 35 £39,500 -5.95%
Channel Islands +7 10 £30,000 -50.00%
Isle of Man +2 10 £46,750 +58.47%
Northern Ireland -35 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 4,773 (100.00%) VMware
2 3,109 (65.14%) Windows
3 2,587 (54.20%) Active Directory
4 2,585 (54.16%) Microsoft
5 1,955 (40.96%) Windows Server
6 1,748 (36.62%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,672 (35.03%) Hyper-V
8 1,571 (32.91%) Office 365
9 1,426 (29.88%) Cisco
10 1,330 (27.87%) Firewall
11 1,285 (26.92%) Linux
12 1,264 (26.48%) Citrix
13 1,241 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 1,115 (23.36%) ITIL
15 1,094 (22.92%) DNS
16 1,081 (22.65%) Amazon AWS
17 1,012 (21.20%) Data Centre
18 999 (20.93%) PowerShell
19 912 (19.11%) Windows Server 2012
20 891 (18.67%) SQL
21 882 (18.48%) DHCP
22 819 (17.16%) MS Exchange
23 778 (16.30%) SQL Server
24 766 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
25 762 (15.96%) WAN
26 760 (15.92%) SCCM
27 734 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
28 723 (15.15%) SAN
29 691 (14.48%) LAN
30 673 (14.10%) Finance

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
1 819 (17.16%) MS Exchange
2 491 (10.29%) SharePoint
3 280 (5.87%) IIS
4 261 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 231 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 209 (4.38%) Skype for Business
7 159 (3.33%) Apache
8 102 (2.14%) Tomcat
9 76 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 73 (1.53%) OpenStack
11 64 (1.34%) Confluence
12 61 (1.28%) nginx
13 47 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
14 38 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
14 38 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
15 37 (0.78%) JBoss
16 34 (0.71%) WebSphere
17 28 (0.59%) WebLogic
18 23 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
19 20 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 503 (10.54%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.084%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.042%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.042%) iWork
8 2 (0.042%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.042%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
3 6 (0.13%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.13%) Workfront
4 5 (0.10%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.084%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.084%) Infor SunSystems
5 4 (0.084%) Line 50
5 4 (0.084%) Line 500
6 3 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.063%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.042%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.042%) Cisco SocialMiner
7 2 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.042%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.042%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.021%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,748 (36.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,571 (32.91%) Office 365
3 1,081 (22.65%) Amazon AWS
4 294 (6.16%) IaaS
5 228 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 193 (4.04%) SaaS
7 190 (3.98%) PaaS
8 182 (3.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 121 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
10 80 (1.68%) OneDrive
11 60 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 56 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
13 52 (1.09%) Amazon S3
13 52 (1.09%) GitHub
14 47 (0.98%) Mimecast
15 45 (0.94%) Azure Stack
16 41 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 25 (0.52%) OpenShift
18 23 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 22 (0.46%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 1,330 (27.87%) Firewall
2 1,094 (22.92%) DNS
3 882 (18.48%) DHCP
4 762 (15.96%) WAN
5 723 (15.15%) SAN
6 691 (14.48%) LAN
7 618 (12.95%) TCP/IP
8 434 (9.09%) VPN
9 379 (7.94%) VoIP
10 375 (7.86%) Wireless
11 323 (6.77%) VLAN
12 259 (5.43%) Skype
13 227 (4.76%) Network Security
14 203 (4.25%) Internet
15 166 (3.48%) NAS
16 153 (3.21%) NetScaler
17 148 (3.10%) MPLS
18 138 (2.89%) Broadband
19 131 (2.74%) iSCSI
20 130 (2.72%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 778 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 173 (3.62%) MySQL
3 108 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
4 77 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 74 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 71 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 67 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
8 63 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 62 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 60 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 58 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
12 55 (1.15%) NoSQL
12 55 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 51 (1.07%) MongoDB
14 49 (1.03%) Oracle Database
15 42 (0.88%) DB2
16 39 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
17 38 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
18 34 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
19 33 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 191 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 154 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 113 (2.37%) JIRA
4 80 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 74 (1.55%) Visual Studio
6 54 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 45 (0.94%) Maven
8 43 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 41 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
10 36 (0.75%) TeamCity
11 34 (0.71%) MSI
11 34 (0.71%) TestRail
11 34 (0.71%) Zephyr
12 33 (0.69%) Vagrant
13 32 (0.67%) Selenium
14 28 (0.59%) Mercurial
15 26 (0.54%) GitLab
16 24 (0.50%) Ant
17 23 (0.48%) Travis CI
18 22 (0.46%) SonarQube
General
1 673 (14.10%) Finance
2 186 (3.90%) Retail
3 142 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 140 (2.93%) Banking
5 73 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 67 (1.40%) Marketing
7 66 (1.38%) Legal
8 62 (1.30%) Law
9 50 (1.05%) Advertising
9 50 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 37 (0.78%) Games
11 35 (0.73%) Back Office
12 26 (0.54%) Publishing
13 25 (0.52%) Military
14 23 (0.48%) Electronics
15 22 (0.46%) Aerospace
16 19 (0.40%) German Language
16 19 (0.40%) Italian Language
17 17 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,043 (21.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 569 (11.92%) Analyst
3 452 (9.47%) Support Engineer
4 447 (9.37%) Architect
5 341 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 318 (6.66%) Systems Engineer
7 284 (5.95%) Consultant
8 275 (5.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 268 (5.61%) Support Analyst
10 267 (5.59%) Administrator
11 243 (5.09%) Cloud Engineer
12 236 (4.94%) IT Support
13 215 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
14 210 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
15 208 (4.36%) VMware Engineer
16 180 (3.77%) Windows Engineer
17 178 (3.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 176 (3.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 174 (3.65%) Network Engineer
20 171 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (4.09%) Web Services
2 105 (2.20%) .NET
3 79 (1.66%) JSON
4 69 (1.45%) LAMP
5 64 (1.34%) LDAP
6 63 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
7 53 (1.11%) Middleware
8 43 (0.90%) HTML
9 40 (0.84%) REST
10 34 (0.71%) XML
11 30 (0.63%) SOAP
12 29 (0.61%) RESTful
13 28 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
14 24 (0.50%) Spring
15 23 (0.48%) HTML5
15 23 (0.48%) YAML
16 22 (0.46%) J2EE
16 22 (0.46%) Software Packaging
16 22 (0.46%) X-Windows
17 21 (0.44%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 1,012 (21.20%) Data Centre
2 362 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 318 (6.66%) Self-Motivation
4 225 (4.71%) Public Cloud
5 217 (4.55%) Replication
6 203 (4.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 172 (3.60%) Management Information System
8 157 (3.29%) Clustering
9 92 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
10 85 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
11 84 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
12 81 (1.70%) Driving Licence
13 80 (1.68%) Private Cloud
14 72 (1.51%) CMDB
15 66 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
16 61 (1.28%) Hedge funds
17 60 (1.26%) PKI
18 48 (1.01%) Fat Client
18 48 (1.01%) Thin Client
19 47 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3,109 (65.14%) Windows
2 1,955 (40.96%) Windows Server
3 1,285 (26.92%) Linux
4 912 (19.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 734 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 601 (12.59%) Windows 10
7 431 (9.03%) Windows 7
8 230 (4.82%) Unix
9 204 (4.27%) Windows 8
10 201 (4.21%) CentOS
10 201 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 155 (3.25%) Ubuntu
12 154 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 88 (1.84%) Debian
14 81 (1.70%) Apple iOS
15 72 (1.51%) Android
16 68 (1.42%) Mac OS
17 64 (1.34%) Windows XP
18 38 (0.80%) Solaris
19 32 (0.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,241 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,115 (23.36%) ITIL
3 623 (13.05%) Problem-Solving
4 480 (10.06%) DevOps
5 459 (9.62%) Migration
6 438 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
7 406 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 366 (7.67%) Project Management
9 357 (7.48%) Presales
10 304 (6.37%) Configuration Management
11 260 (5.45%) Service Management
12 250 (5.24%) Service Delivery
13 234 (4.90%) High Availability
14 220 (4.61%) Mentoring
15 203 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
16 192 (4.02%) PRINCE2
17 191 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
18 184 (3.86%) Business Continuity
18 184 (3.86%) Change Management
19 180 (3.77%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 999 (20.93%) PowerShell
2 891 (18.67%) SQL
3 462 (9.68%) Python
4 319 (6.68%) Bash Shell
5 151 (3.16%) Perl
6 120 (2.51%) Java
7 115 (2.41%) Ruby
8 99 (2.07%) JavaScript
9 90 (1.89%) PHP
10 83 (1.74%) C
10 83 (1.74%) Shell Script
11 82 (1.72%) C#
12 59 (1.24%) T-SQL
13 52 (1.09%) VBScript
14 33 (0.69%) Go
15 29 (0.61%) VB
16 24 (0.50%) C++
17 15 (0.31%) PHP 5
17 15 (0.31%) PHP 7
18 12 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 766 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 620 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
3 548 (11.48%) MCSE
4 480 (10.06%) CCNA
5 446 (9.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 443 (9.28%) Degree
7 327 (6.85%) Security Cleared
8 286 (5.99%) MCSA
9 210 (4.40%) MCITP
10 181 (3.79%) CCNP
11 161 (3.37%) SC Cleared
12 155 (3.25%) MCP
13 151 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
14 119 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
15 112 (2.35%) DV Cleared
16 91 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
17 72 (1.51%) CCIE
18 62 (1.30%) RHCE
19 56 (1.17%) CCA
20 52 (1.09%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (7.52%) SLA
2 256 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 98 (2.05%) GDPR
4 82 (1.72%) ISO 9001
5 68 (1.42%) PCI DSS
6 58 (1.22%) QA
7 50 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 37 (0.78%) COBIT
9 34 (0.71%) PMO
10 16 (0.34%) HL7
11 15 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
12 13 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.25%) NIST
14 8 (0.17%) GPG13
15 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.13%) GAMP
17 5 (0.10%) COSO
17 5 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 5 (0.10%) RMADS
18 4 (0.084%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,587 (54.20%) Active Directory
2 1,672 (35.03%) Hyper-V
3 580 (12.15%) vSphere
4 495 (10.37%) VMware ESXi
5 420 (8.80%) XenApp
6 305 (6.39%) XenDesktop
7 264 (5.53%) Docker
8 252 (5.28%) Virtual Machines
9 202 (4.23%) Virtual Servers
10 138 (2.89%) VMware NSX
11 135 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 104 (2.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 95 (1.99%) Virtual Desktop
14 85 (1.78%) NFS
15 84 (1.76%) VirtualBox
16 74 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
17 73 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 58 (1.22%) Xen
19 56 (1.17%) Terminal Services
20 54 (1.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 760 (15.92%) SCCM
2 365 (7.65%) Ansible
3 357 (7.48%) Puppet
4 235 (4.92%) SCOM
5 209 (4.38%) vCenter Server
6 181 (3.79%) Kubernetes
7 173 (3.62%) WSUS
8 170 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
9 165 (3.46%) Terraform
10 117 (2.45%) Nagios
11 112 (2.35%) Backup Exec
12 99 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
13 95 (1.99%) vRealize
14 82 (1.72%) SCVMM
15 81 (1.70%) SCOrch
16 80 (1.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 58 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
18 55 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
19 49 (1.03%) NetBackup
20 45 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4,773 (100.00%) VMware
2 2,585 (54.16%) Microsoft
3 1,426 (29.88%) Cisco
4 1,264 (26.48%) Citrix
5 578 (12.11%) HP
6 477 (9.99%) NetApp
7 436 (9.13%) Dell
8 381 (7.98%) Veeam
9 283 (5.93%) EMC
10 260 (5.45%) Meraki
11 232 (4.86%) Red Hat
12 211 (4.42%) Oracle
13 190 (3.98%) Aruba
14 179 (3.75%) Google
15 167 (3.50%) Symantec
16 164 (3.44%) IBM
17 151 (3.16%) SolarWinds
18 149 (3.12%) Juniper
19 123 (2.58%) Polycom
20 113 (2.37%) F5