Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 275 299
Rank change year-on-year +69 +24 -37
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 91 43 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.00% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 7.45% 4.09% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 67 35 40
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% +21.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £29,550 £26,750 £27,375
90th Percentile £45,450 £48,250 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,221 1,051 1,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.48% 10.54% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 875 872 1,064
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,350 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £58,750
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +31 55 £40,000 +3.23% 1
Coventry +1 15 £33,500 -2.90%
Staffordshire - 7 £48,000 -
Shropshire - 5 - -
Dudley - 5 £26,000 -
Warwickshire +31 2 £41,500 +44.35% 1
Solihull +7 2 £38,250 +70.00%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 88 (96.70%) VMware
2 85 (93.41%) Windows
3 75 (82.42%) Windows Server
4 57 (62.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 54 (59.34%) SQL Server
6 50 (54.95%) Microsoft
7 48 (52.75%) ITIL
8 45 (49.45%) WAN
9 44 (48.35%) MS Exchange
9 44 (48.35%) LAN
10 39 (42.86%) Project Management
11 38 (41.76%) SLA
11 38 (41.76%) Active Directory
12 34 (37.36%) Citrix
13 33 (36.26%) XenApp
14 32 (35.16%) Firewall
14 32 (35.16%) Finance
15 31 (34.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (34.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 30 (32.97%) vSphere
17 29 (31.87%) Self-Motivation
17 29 (31.87%) PRINCE2
18 28 (30.77%) Hyper-V
19 27 (29.67%) XenDesktop
19 27 (29.67%) Data Centre
19 27 (29.67%) Cisco
20 26 (28.57%) SAN
20 26 (28.57%) Degree
21 25 (27.47%) Microsoft App-V
21 25 (27.47%) Problem-Solving

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 44 (48.35%) MS Exchange
2 24 (26.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.38%) Office 365
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.69%) IaaS
3 7 (7.69%) PaaS
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (49.45%) WAN
2 44 (48.35%) LAN
3 32 (35.16%) Firewall
4 26 (28.57%) SAN
5 24 (26.37%) IPsec
5 24 (26.37%) SSL
6 21 (23.08%) VoIP
7 19 (20.88%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (19.78%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.30%) VPN
10 2 (2.20%) VRRP
11 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (59.34%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) MSI
1 7 (7.69%) WiX
General
1 32 (35.16%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (27.47%) Analyst
1 25 (27.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (21.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 20 (21.98%) Support Analyst
3 17 (18.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (17.58%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 15 (16.48%) Citrix Specialist
5 15 (16.48%) Citrix Technical Specialist
5 15 (16.48%) Technical Specialist
5 15 (16.48%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 14 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
8 12 (13.19%) Network Analyst
8 12 (13.19%) Network Support
8 12 (13.19%) Network Support Analyst
9 11 (12.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (7.69%) Support Engineer
11 7 (7.69%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) .NET
1 7 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 7 (7.69%) Angular 2
1 7 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
1 7 (7.69%) CSS
1 7 (7.69%) Dapper ORM
1 7 (7.69%) Entity Framework
1 7 (7.69%) HTML
1 7 (7.69%) MFC
1 7 (7.69%) NHibernate
1 7 (7.69%) WCF
1 7 (7.69%) Web Services
1 7 (7.69%) WPF
2 2 (2.20%) COM
2 2 (2.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 29 (31.87%) Self-Motivation
2 27 (29.67%) Data Centre
3 17 (18.68%) Computer Science
3 17 (18.68%) Public Cloud
4 12 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (5.49%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.20%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 85 (93.41%) Windows
2 75 (82.42%) Windows Server
3 31 (34.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.69%) Linux
6 6 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.59%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) CentOS
7 1 (1.10%) Debian
7 1 (1.10%) Fedora
7 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (52.75%) ITIL
2 39 (42.86%) Project Management
3 31 (34.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 29 (31.87%) PRINCE2
5 25 (27.47%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (25.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (24.18%) Service Delivery
8 19 (20.88%) Business Continuity
8 19 (20.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (20.88%) IT Strategy
8 19 (20.88%) Network Design
8 19 (20.88%) Translating Business Requirements
9 17 (18.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (18.68%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (18.68%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
10 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (5.49%) ITSM
10 5 (5.49%) Service Management
10 5 (5.49%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.99%) SQL
2 7 (7.69%) C#
2 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.59%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.59%) Python
4 5 (5.49%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.10%) Perl
5 1 (1.10%) PHP
5 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (28.57%) Degree
2 22 (24.18%) ITIL Certification
3 17 (18.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (8.79%) MCSE
6 7 (7.69%) CCNA
6 7 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (6.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (5.49%) APMP
8 5 (5.49%) DBS Check
8 5 (5.49%) HNC
8 5 (5.49%) ISEB
8 5 (5.49%) MCITP
8 5 (5.49%) MCP
8 5 (5.49%) MCSA
8 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (41.76%) SLA
2 19 (20.88%) COBIT
2 19 (20.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.20%) GDPR
System Software
1 57 (62.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (41.76%) Active Directory
3 33 (36.26%) XenApp
4 30 (32.97%) vSphere
5 28 (30.77%) Hyper-V
6 27 (29.67%) XenDesktop
7 25 (27.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (26.37%) vCenter Server
2 17 (18.68%) SCVMM
2 17 (18.68%) vMotion
3 9 (9.89%) SCCM
4 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.10%) Ansible
5 1 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.10%) Puppet
5 1 (1.10%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 88 (96.70%) VMware
2 50 (54.95%) Microsoft
3 34 (37.36%) Citrix
4 27 (29.67%) Cisco
5 18 (19.78%) Ivanti
6 12 (13.19%) Veeam
7 6 (6.59%) NetApp
7 6 (6.59%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.49%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.49%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.10%) EMC
9 1 (1.10%) HP
9 1 (1.10%) Symantec