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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 2 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 613 543 274
Rank change year-on-year -70 -269 +55
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESXi 261 79 41
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.33% 0.21% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 1.70% 1.08% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 211 73 32
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,650 £41,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% -20.00% +45.35%
75th Percentile £60,000 £64,750 £67,813
90th Percentile £67,500 £80,150 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +7.95%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 15,311 7,327 1,695
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.46% 19.51% 19.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,977 5,907 1,474
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -4.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,105 £93,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

VMware ESXi
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

VMware ESXi trend for jobs with a WFH option

VMware ESXi
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing VMware ESXi.

VMware ESXi salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

VMware ESXi
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing VMware ESXi over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

VMware ESXi salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, VMware ESXi job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 252 (96.55%) VMware
2 182 (69.73%) Windows
3 168 (64.37%) Active Directory
4 148 (56.70%) Microsoft
4 148 (56.70%) Azure
5 143 (54.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 142 (54.41%) Windows Server
7 123 (47.13%) Microsoft 365
8 110 (42.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 109 (41.76%) DNS
10 98 (37.55%) Linux
11 95 (36.40%) DHCP
12 89 (34.10%) vSphere
13 84 (32.18%) Cisco
14 80 (30.65%) Social Skills
15 77 (29.50%) AWS
16 73 (27.97%) vCenter Server
16 73 (27.97%) Finance
17 69 (26.44%) Firewall
18 68 (26.05%) SharePoint
19 62 (23.75%) Problem-Solving
20 61 (23.37%) MS Exchange
21 57 (21.84%) Hyper-V
22 56 (21.46%) Veeam
23 55 (21.07%) Windows Server 2012
23 55 (21.07%) PowerShell
24 53 (20.31%) Agile
25 52 (19.92%) Analytical Skills
26 50 (19.16%) Ansible
27 46 (17.62%) Data Centre

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 68 (26.05%) SharePoint
2 61 (23.37%) MS Exchange
3 30 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.75%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.30%) Apache
6 5 (1.92%) IIS
7 4 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.38%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.38%) Site Server
9 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 26 (9.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 148 (56.70%) Azure
2 123 (47.13%) Microsoft 365
3 77 (29.50%) AWS
4 31 (11.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (8.43%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (4.60%) IaaS
7 10 (3.83%) SaaS
8 8 (3.07%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (3.07%) PaaS
8 8 (3.07%) Serverless
9 7 (2.68%) IBM Cloud
9 7 (2.68%) Mimecast
10 6 (2.30%) Rubrik
11 5 (1.92%) GCP
12 4 (1.53%) Azure DevOps
12 4 (1.53%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (1.15%) GitHub
13 3 (1.15%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.77%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 109 (41.76%) DNS
2 95 (36.40%) DHCP
3 69 (26.44%) Firewall
4 46 (17.62%) SAN
5 45 (17.24%) VPN
5 45 (17.24%) WAN
6 41 (15.71%) LAN
7 40 (15.33%) VLAN
8 38 (14.56%) TCP/IP
9 33 (12.64%) Remote Desktop
10 29 (11.11%) VSAN
11 28 (10.73%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (9.96%) MPLS
13 22 (8.43%) Network Security
14 17 (6.51%) Internet
15 12 (4.60%) NAS
15 12 (4.60%) SNMP
16 11 (4.21%) Cisco Firepower
16 11 (4.21%) IPsec
16 11 (4.21%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.66%) MySQL
3 18 (6.90%) InfluxDB
4 8 (3.07%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.77%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.38%) Data Vault
7 1 (0.38%) DB2
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (9.58%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.15%) Jaeger
2 3 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.15%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.77%) JIRA
4 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.38%) Subversion
4 1 (0.38%) Toad
General
1 80 (30.65%) Social Skills
2 73 (27.97%) Finance
3 52 (19.92%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (16.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 24 (9.20%) Law
6 19 (7.28%) Telecoms
7 15 (5.75%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (1.53%) Legal
9 3 (1.15%) Banking
9 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.15%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.15%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.77%) Marketing
10 2 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.77%) Retail
11 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 101 (38.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (18.39%) IT Engineer
3 31 (11.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 21 (8.05%) Graduate
5 21 (8.05%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (7.28%) Systems Engineer
7 15 (5.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 14 (5.36%) Wintel Specialist
9 13 (4.98%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (4.60%) Consultant
10 12 (4.60%) Project Engineer
11 11 (4.21%) IT Manager
11 11 (4.21%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.21%) Systems Integrator
12 10 (3.83%) Graduate IT Engineer
12 10 (3.83%) Infrastructure Manager
12 10 (3.83%) IT Graduate
12 10 (3.83%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.75%) Elastic Stack
1 15 (5.75%) REST
2 9 (3.45%) LDAP
3 8 (3.07%) Flash
4 2 (0.77%) Middleware
4 2 (0.77%) YAML
5 1 (0.38%) J2EE
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.62%) Data Centre
2 40 (15.33%) Cyberattack
3 28 (10.73%) Clustering
3 28 (10.73%) Cyber Defence
4 27 (10.34%) Replication
5 26 (9.96%) Cybercrime
6 15 (5.75%) Linux Command Line
6 15 (5.75%) Smartphone
6 15 (5.75%) Social Media
7 13 (4.98%) Public Cloud
8 11 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.68%) EMC VMAX
9 7 (2.68%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.77%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.77%) Legacy Systems
11 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.38%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 182 (69.73%) Windows
2 142 (54.41%) Windows Server
3 98 (37.55%) Linux
4 55 (21.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (13.79%) Ubuntu
6 31 (11.88%) Windows Server 2019
7 28 (10.73%) Kali Linux
8 27 (10.34%) Windows Server 2016
9 25 (9.58%) Windows 10
10 14 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (4.60%) Unix
12 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (2.68%) CentOS
13 7 (2.68%) Windows 7
13 7 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.53%) SUSE
15 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.38%) AIX
16 1 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (42.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 62 (23.75%) Problem-Solving
3 53 (20.31%) Agile
4 46 (17.62%) Project Delivery
4 46 (17.62%) Project Management
5 40 (15.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 40 (15.33%) Threat Intelligence
6 36 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 32 (12.26%) Load Balancing
8 27 (10.34%) PRINCE2
9 26 (9.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (8.81%) Configuration Management
10 23 (8.81%) DevOps
10 23 (8.81%) Problem Management
11 21 (8.05%) Integration Testing
11 21 (8.05%) Mathematics
11 21 (8.05%) Regression Testing
11 21 (8.05%) System Integration Testing
11 21 (8.05%) Test Scripting
12 20 (7.66%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.07%) PowerShell
2 34 (13.03%) Bash
3 32 (12.26%) Python
4 17 (6.51%) SQL
5 16 (6.13%) Perl
6 14 (5.36%) VB
6 14 (5.36%) VBScript
7 8 (3.07%) Go
8 6 (2.30%) C
9 5 (1.92%) Java
10 1 (0.38%) C++
10 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 28 (10.73%) SC Cleared
4 24 (9.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (8.81%) MCSE
6 14 (5.36%) MCSA
7 11 (4.21%) VCAP
8 9 (3.45%) MCTS
9 8 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.68%) CCNA
10 7 (2.68%) Degree
11 5 (1.92%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.92%) CISSP
11 5 (1.92%) SSCP
12 4 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.53%) MCITP
13 3 (1.15%) EMC Certification
14 2 (0.77%) MCP
15 1 (0.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.07%) SLA
2 7 (2.68%) QA
3 6 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.77%) GDPR
System Software
1 168 (64.37%) Active Directory
2 143 (54.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (34.10%) vSphere
4 57 (21.84%) Hyper-V
5 29 (11.11%) Docker
6 23 (8.81%) XenApp
7 19 (7.28%) KVM
8 15 (5.75%) Xen
9 9 (3.45%) VMware NSX
10 8 (3.07%) Terminal Services
11 7 (2.68%) BitLocker
12 6 (2.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (2.30%) XenDesktop
13 4 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.77%) FreeRADIUS
15 2 (0.77%) iptables
15 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 73 (27.97%) vCenter Server
2 50 (19.16%) Ansible
3 31 (11.88%) Kubernetes
4 28 (10.73%) WSUS
5 26 (9.96%) SCCM
6 19 (7.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 19 (7.28%) SolarWinds Orion
6 19 (7.28%) Terraform
7 17 (6.51%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (6.51%) Puppet
8 16 (6.13%) vRealize
9 15 (5.75%) Grafana
9 15 (5.75%) logstash
10 14 (5.36%) IBM BigFix
11 10 (3.83%) Nagios
12 9 (3.45%) PowerCLI
13 8 (3.07%) Avamar
13 8 (3.07%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (3.07%) Pingdom
14 6 (2.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 252 (96.55%) VMware
2 148 (56.70%) Microsoft
3 84 (32.18%) Cisco
4 56 (21.46%) Veeam
5 44 (16.86%) Citrix
6 40 (15.33%) IBM
7 36 (13.79%) HP
8 27 (10.34%) SolarWinds
9 26 (9.96%) Ruckus Wireless
10 23 (8.81%) Dell
11 21 (8.05%) EMC
12 18 (6.90%) NetApp
13 16 (6.13%) Red Hat
13 16 (6.13%) Trend Micro
14 15 (5.75%) 3PAR
14 15 (5.75%) Perforce
14 15 (5.75%) Splunk
15 10 (3.83%) Commvault
15 10 (3.83%) Symantec
16 9 (3.45%) F5