Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 270 295
Rank change year-on-year +30 +25 -31
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 56 45 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.45% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 4.66% 3.81% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 36 38 29
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,250 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.38% +19.20% -3.85%
10th Percentile £24,000 £29,775 £25,200
90th Percentile £53,125 £41,300 £38,150
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 1,201 1,181 1,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.65% 11.73% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 864 920 962
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +7 24 £41,250 +10.00% 3
Warwickshire +49 12 £44,000 +60.00% 5
Dudley - 7 £26,000 -
Shropshire - 5 - -
Coventry +5 2 £34,000 +7.94% 1
Worcestershire -3 2 £55,000 +29.41% 4
Solihull - 2 £37,500 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 50 (89.29%) Windows
2 45 (80.36%) VMware
3 39 (69.64%) Windows Server
4 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
5 29 (51.79%) Citrix
5 29 (51.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
7 21 (37.50%) Degree
7 21 (37.50%) Office 365
8 20 (35.71%) XenApp
8 20 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (35.71%) Project Management
8 20 (35.71%) Linux
8 20 (35.71%) ITIL
9 19 (33.93%) vSphere
10 18 (32.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (30.36%) Cisco
11 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (28.57%) Data Centre
12 16 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (28.57%) Firewall
13 15 (26.79%) MCSE
13 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
14 14 (25.00%) Hyper-V
14 14 (25.00%) Windows 7
14 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (21.43%) NetApp
16 12 (21.43%) SQL

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 11 (19.64%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (37.50%) Office 365
2 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (5.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) Firewall
2 11 (19.64%) LAN
2 11 (19.64%) WAN
3 10 (17.86%) SAN
4 6 (10.71%) LTE
5 5 (8.93%) VoIP
6 3 (5.36%) IPsec
6 3 (5.36%) NetScaler
6 3 (5.36%) SSL
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.57%) DHCP
7 2 (3.57%) DNS
7 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.57%) VPN
7 2 (3.57%) VRRP
8 1 (1.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Analyst
1 10 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Architect
2 8 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 7 (12.50%) Administrator
3 7 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) IT Project Leader
4 5 (8.93%) Project Leader
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) IT Support
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Server Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) COM
1 1 (1.79%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (7.14%) Virtual Team
5 3 (5.36%) Clustering
5 3 (5.36%) Private Cloud
5 3 (5.36%) Replication
6 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 50 (89.29%) Windows
2 39 (69.64%) Windows Server
3 20 (35.71%) Linux
4 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (17.86%) Windows 10
8 9 (16.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (14.29%) Unix
9 8 (14.29%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.57%) CentOS
11 1 (1.79%) Debian
11 1 (1.79%) Fedora
11 1 (1.79%) HPUX
11 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) ITIL
1 20 (35.71%) Project Management
2 16 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (19.64%) Time Management
5 10 (17.86%) Virtual Environments
6 9 (16.07%) Business Development
6 9 (16.07%) Infrastructure Management
6 9 (16.07%) Service Delivery
7 8 (14.29%) Application Packaging
7 8 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (14.29%) Line Management
7 8 (14.29%) Presales
7 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 7 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 7 (12.50%) ITIL V3
8 7 (12.50%) ITSM
8 7 (12.50%) Service Management
9 6 (10.71%) Data Protection
9 6 (10.71%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (3.57%) C
3 2 (3.57%) R
4 1 (1.79%) Perl
4 1 (1.79%) PHP
4 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (37.50%) Degree
2 20 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (32.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (26.79%) MCSE
5 6 (10.71%) HNC
5 6 (10.71%) MCSA
6 5 (8.93%) APMP
6 5 (8.93%) DBS Check
6 5 (8.93%) ISEB
6 5 (8.93%) MCP
6 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (5.36%) CCNA
8 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.79%) HND
10 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.79%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) SLA
2 6 (10.71%) GDPR
3 3 (5.36%) COBIT
3 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (51.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
3 20 (35.71%) XenApp
4 19 (33.93%) vSphere
5 14 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 12 (21.43%) XenDesktop
7 10 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (5.36%) Firmware
8 3 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.79%) Squid
9 1 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) SCCM
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 8 (14.29%) SCOrch
4 7 (12.50%) Netcool
4 7 (12.50%) OpenView
5 5 (8.93%) vCenter Server
5 5 (8.93%) vMotion
6 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.57%) SCOM
6 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.79%) Ansible
7 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (80.36%) VMware
2 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
3 29 (51.79%) Citrix
4 17 (30.36%) Cisco
5 12 (21.43%) NetApp
6 10 (17.86%) Ivanti
7 9 (16.07%) HP
7 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
8 7 (12.50%) IBM
8 7 (12.50%) Remedy
9 6 (10.71%) Cerillion
9 6 (10.71%) Comptel
9 6 (10.71%) Oracle
9 6 (10.71%) ServiceNow
9 6 (10.71%) Veeam
10 3 (5.36%) Dell
10 3 (5.36%) Google
11 2 (3.57%) EMC
11 2 (3.57%) Fujitsu
11 2 (3.57%) McAfee