Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for VMware ESXi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESXi over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 276 315
Rank change year-on-year +53 +39 -53
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 70 50 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.50% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 5.91% 4.45% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 48 42 29
West Midlands median annual salary £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,875 £43,625 £46,750
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%

VMware ESXi is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,184 1,123 1,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.74% 11.33% 11.59%
Number of salaries quoted 865 923 1,076
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the West Midlands

VMware ESXi
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for VMware ESXi in the West Midlands

VMware ESXi
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for VMware ESXi in the West Midlands

VMware ESXi
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
Birmingham +10 37 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Coventry +4 11 £33,500 +1.52%
Dudley - 8 £26,000 -
Warwickshire +40 5 £39,500 +43.64% 2
Shropshire - 5 - -
Solihull 0 2 £38,250 +73.86% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £53,000 -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 66 (94.29%) VMware
2 62 (88.57%) Windows
3 57 (81.43%) Windows Server
4 46 (65.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (58.57%) Microsoft
6 33 (47.14%) WAN
6 33 (47.14%) ITIL
7 32 (45.71%) LAN
8 31 (44.29%) SQL Server
8 31 (44.29%) Project Management
9 28 (40.00%) Active Directory
9 28 (40.00%) Citrix
10 27 (38.57%) MS Exchange
11 25 (35.71%) Cisco
11 25 (35.71%) Firewall
11 25 (35.71%) XenApp
12 24 (34.29%) Degree
12 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (32.86%) vSphere
13 23 (32.86%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 22 (31.43%) SLA
15 20 (28.57%) Data Centre
16 19 (27.14%) Hyper-V
16 19 (27.14%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (27.14%) SAN
16 19 (27.14%) PRINCE2
17 18 (25.71%) Service Delivery
18 17 (24.29%) Self-Motivation
19 16 (22.86%) Microsoft App-V

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 27 (38.57%) MS Exchange
2 15 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.43%) Office 365
2 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.14%) IaaS
4 2 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.14%) WAN
2 32 (45.71%) LAN
3 25 (35.71%) Firewall
4 19 (27.14%) SAN
5 14 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (20.00%) IPsec
5 14 (20.00%) SSL
6 13 (18.57%) VoIP
7 11 (15.71%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
8 3 (4.29%) VPN
9 2 (2.86%) VRRP
10 1 (1.43%) DHCP
10 1 (1.43%) DNS
10 1 (1.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (44.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MSI
1 2 (2.86%) WiX
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Analyst
2 18 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (18.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (15.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Support
5 11 (15.71%) Support Analyst
6 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 9 (12.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 8 (11.43%) Citrix Specialist
8 8 (11.43%) Citrix Technical Specialist
8 8 (11.43%) Operations Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) Technical Specialist
8 8 (11.43%) Virtualisation Specialist
9 7 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 7 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 6 (8.57%) Support Engineer
11 5 (7.14%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) .NET
1 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
1 2 (2.86%) Angular 2
1 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
1 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (2.86%) CSS
1 2 (2.86%) Dapper ORM
1 2 (2.86%) Entity Framework
1 2 (2.86%) HTML
1 2 (2.86%) MFC
1 2 (2.86%) NHibernate
1 2 (2.86%) WCF
1 2 (2.86%) Web Services
1 2 (2.86%) WPF
2 1 (1.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 17 (24.29%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 10 (14.29%) Public Cloud
5 5 (7.14%) Virtual Team
6 3 (4.29%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.86%) Clustering
7 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 62 (88.57%) Windows
2 57 (81.43%) Windows Server
3 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.71%) Linux
6 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
9 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.43%) CentOS
10 1 (1.43%) Debian
10 1 (1.43%) Fedora
10 1 (1.43%) HPUX
10 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.14%) ITIL
2 31 (44.29%) Project Management
3 23 (32.86%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 19 (27.14%) PRINCE2
6 18 (25.71%) Service Delivery
7 11 (15.71%) Business Continuity
7 11 (15.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (15.71%) IT Strategy
7 11 (15.71%) Network Design
7 11 (15.71%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (15.71%) Translating Business Requirements
8 10 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.43%) Incident Management
9 8 (11.43%) ITSM
10 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (10.00%) Service Management
10 7 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) Bash Shell
1 8 (11.43%) Python
2 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (2.86%) C#
4 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) C
5 1 (1.43%) Perl
5 1 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (1.43%) R
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (34.29%) Degree
2 19 (27.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (18.57%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (18.57%) MCSE
5 11 (15.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (10.00%) HNC
6 7 (10.00%) MCSA
7 6 (8.57%) CCNA
7 6 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (8.57%) MCP
8 5 (7.14%) APMP
8 5 (7.14%) DBS Check
8 5 (7.14%) ISEB
8 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (4.29%) MCITP
10 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (31.43%) SLA
2 11 (15.71%) COBIT
2 11 (15.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 46 (65.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 25 (35.71%) XenApp
4 23 (32.86%) vSphere
5 19 (27.14%) Hyper-V
6 16 (22.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (21.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) vCenter Server
2 10 (14.29%) SCVMM
2 10 (14.29%) vMotion
3 8 (11.43%) SCCM
4 4 (5.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (5.71%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.43%) Ansible
6 1 (1.43%) Netcool
6 1 (1.43%) OpenView
6 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.43%) Puppet
6 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (94.29%) VMware
2 41 (58.57%) Microsoft
3 28 (40.00%) Citrix
4 25 (35.71%) Cisco
5 14 (20.00%) Ivanti
6 12 (17.14%) NetApp
7 10 (14.29%) Red Hat
8 7 (10.00%) ServiceNow
9 6 (8.57%) Veeam
10 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.29%) HP
11 2 (2.86%) Dell
11 2 (2.86%) EMC
12 1 (1.43%) BMC
12 1 (1.43%) Fujitsu
12 1 (1.43%) IBM
12 1 (1.43%) McAfee
12 1 (1.43%) Remedy