Period
to 27 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 191 124 116
Rank change year-on-year -67 -8 +16
Permanent jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 488 153 202
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.74% 2.32% 2.64%
As % of the System Software category 9.36% 12.05% 14.19%
Number of salaries quoted 393 141 147
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £36,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% -12.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% -5.56%

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 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 5,213 1,270 1,424
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.54% 19.27% 18.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4,166 1,173 1,218
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% +13.04%
75th Percentile £79,688 £70,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

VMware Infrastructure
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

VMware Infrastructure trend for jobs with a WFH option

VMware Infrastructure
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 Infrastructure.

VMware Infrastructure salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

VMware Infrastructure
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

VMware Infrastructure salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, VMware Infrastructure job roles required the following IT 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 Infrastructure.

1 488 (100.00%) VMware
2 322 (65.98%) Windows
3 294 (60.25%) Microsoft
4 260 (53.28%) Azure
5 225 (46.11%) Active Directory
6 208 (42.62%) Windows Server
7 183 (37.50%) Microsoft 365
8 148 (30.33%) Hyper-V
9 135 (27.66%) Cisco
10 134 (27.46%) Data Centre
10 134 (27.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 125 (25.61%) Linux
12 119 (24.39%) AWS
13 114 (23.36%) Firewall
14 109 (22.34%) Social Skills
15 100 (20.49%) DNS
16 98 (20.08%) PowerShell
17 89 (18.24%) Microsoft Certification
18 87 (17.83%) SAN
19 77 (15.78%) ITIL
20 75 (15.37%) vSphere
21 74 (15.16%) SQL Server
22 69 (14.14%) VPN
23 68 (13.93%) Veeam
23 68 (13.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 67 (13.73%) DHCP
25 66 (13.52%) Citrix
26 64 (13.11%) SharePoint
26 64 (13.11%) Migration
27 63 (12.91%) DevOps

VMware Infrastructure
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 64 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 42 (8.61%) MS Exchange
3 30 (6.15%) IIS
4 17 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (3.07%) Apache
6 13 (2.66%) Confluence
6 13 (2.66%) OpenStack
6 13 (2.66%) WordPress
7 11 (2.25%) CMS
7 11 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.25%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (2.25%) Umbraco
8 8 (1.64%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.64%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.43%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.82%) nginx
11 4 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.25%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.61%) Workfront
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 260 (53.28%) Azure
2 183 (37.50%) Microsoft 365
3 119 (24.39%) AWS
4 57 (11.68%) IaaS
5 43 (8.81%) PaaS
6 40 (8.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 38 (7.79%) SaaS
8 25 (5.12%) OneDrive
9 21 (4.30%) GCP
10 17 (3.48%) Mimecast
11 16 (3.28%) Cohesity
12 10 (2.05%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.23%) GitHub
14 6 (1.23%) Power Platform
15 5 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (1.02%) Google Workspace
16 3 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 2 (0.41%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 114 (23.36%) Firewall
2 100 (20.49%) DNS
3 87 (17.83%) SAN
4 69 (14.14%) VPN
5 67 (13.73%) DHCP
6 61 (12.50%) WAN
7 55 (11.27%) LAN
8 50 (10.25%) VLAN
9 38 (7.79%) TCP/IP
10 31 (6.35%) NAS
11 27 (5.53%) VoIP
12 19 (3.89%) Network Security
12 19 (3.89%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (3.28%) IPsec
13 16 (3.28%) MPLS
14 15 (3.07%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (3.07%) VSAN
14 15 (3.07%) Wireless
15 14 (2.87%) SSL
16 13 (2.66%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (15.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.84%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.23%) MySQL
4 5 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.82%) DB2
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.61%) Power BI
6 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.41%) ArangoDB
7 2 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.41%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (4.51%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.66%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.66%) JIRA
3 11 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.05%) Terragrunt
5 7 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (1.43%) Selenium
6 5 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.02%) Subversion
7 4 (0.82%) GitLab
7 4 (0.82%) Maven
7 4 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.61%) Gradle
8 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.41%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.41%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.20%) MSI
General
1 109 (22.34%) Social Skills
2 59 (12.09%) Finance
3 31 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.48%) Advertising
4 17 (3.48%) Presentation Skills
4 17 (3.48%) Public Sector
4 17 (3.48%) Retail
5 15 (3.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (2.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 12 (2.46%) Aerospace
7 12 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.64%) Legal
8 8 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
9 7 (1.43%) Marketing
10 6 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.23%) Police
11 5 (1.02%) Games
11 5 (1.02%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (0.82%) Law
13 3 (0.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (19.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 73 (14.96%) Architect
3 70 (14.34%) Consultant
4 40 (8.20%) IT Manager
5 39 (7.99%) Technical Architect
6 36 (7.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 35 (7.17%) Analyst
8 33 (6.76%) Cloud Engineer
9 32 (6.56%) IT Engineer
10 27 (5.53%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 27 (5.53%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
11 26 (5.33%) Infrastructure Manager
12 23 (4.71%) IT Infrastructure Manager
12 23 (4.71%) VMware Engineer
13 22 (4.51%) Azure Engineer
14 21 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
14 21 (4.30%) IT Consultant
14 21 (4.30%) Support Engineer
15 20 (4.10%) Technical Consultant
16 17 (3.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.46%) .NET
2 7 (1.43%) .NET Framework
2 7 (1.43%) JMS
3 6 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (0.82%) OAuth
4 4 (0.82%) OpenID
4 4 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (0.61%) ARM Templates
5 3 (0.61%) Kafka
5 3 (0.61%) LDAP
6 2 (0.41%) ADO
6 2 (0.41%) Django
6 2 (0.41%) HTML
6 2 (0.41%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.20%) COM
7 1 (0.20%) LAMP
7 1 (0.20%) Middleware
7 1 (0.20%) OLE DB
7 1 (0.20%) Web Services
7 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 134 (27.46%) Data Centre
2 60 (12.30%) Public Cloud
3 58 (11.89%) Management Information System
4 30 (6.15%) Private Cloud
5 28 (5.74%) Replication
6 23 (4.71%) Legacy Systems
7 22 (4.51%) Clustering
8 18 (3.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 15 (3.07%) Client/Server
9 15 (3.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (2.87%) Virtual Team
11 13 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (2.25%) HP Storage
12 11 (2.25%) User Experience
13 9 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.82%) Biotechnology
15 4 (0.82%) BYOD
15 4 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
15 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 322 (65.98%) Windows
2 208 (42.62%) Windows Server
3 125 (25.61%) Linux
4 55 (11.27%) Windows 10
5 52 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (7.99%) Unix
7 37 (7.58%) Windows Server 2019
8 26 (5.33%) CentOS
9 24 (4.92%) Windows Server 2016
10 22 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (3.48%) Android
13 15 (3.07%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.84%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.64%) Windows 7
16 7 (1.43%) VyOS
17 6 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
18 4 (0.82%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
19 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (27.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 77 (15.78%) ITIL
3 64 (13.11%) Migration
4 63 (12.91%) DevOps
5 51 (10.45%) Presales
6 48 (9.84%) Project Management
7 36 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 34 (6.97%) IT Strategy
10 33 (6.76%) Project Delivery
11 32 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (6.15%) Server Management
13 29 (5.94%) Configuration Management
13 29 (5.94%) PRINCE2
14 28 (5.74%) Infrastructure as Code
15 27 (5.53%) Storage Management
16 25 (5.12%) Service Management
17 21 (4.30%) Patch Management
18 20 (4.10%) Creative Thinking
19 19 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 98 (20.08%) PowerShell
2 55 (11.27%) SQL
3 35 (7.17%) Python
4 17 (3.48%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.05%) C#
5 10 (2.05%) VBScript
6 9 (1.84%) VB
7 8 (1.64%) Ada
7 8 (1.64%) C++
8 6 (1.23%) Perl
9 5 (1.02%) Java
10 3 (0.61%) PHP
11 2 (0.41%) Go
11 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.41%) R
12 1 (0.20%) C
12 1 (0.20%) Ruby
12 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.20%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 89 (18.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (13.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 54 (11.07%) MCSE
4 49 (10.04%) MCSA
5 45 (9.22%) Degree
6 43 (8.81%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (8.81%) Security Cleared
7 37 (7.58%) SC Cleared
8 36 (7.38%) CCNA
9 30 (6.15%) MCP
10 23 (4.71%) DV Cleared
11 16 (3.28%) CCNP
12 15 (3.07%) TOGAF Certification
13 13 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (2.05%) MCITP
15 9 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.84%) NCSIE
16 8 (1.64%) VCP5
16 8 (1.64%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.15%) SLA
2 7 (1.43%) GDPR
3 6 (1.23%) HL7
3 6 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.23%) NIST
4 4 (0.82%) HIPAA
4 4 (0.82%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.82%) RMADS
5 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.41%) QA
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.20%) NCSC
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 225 (46.11%) Active Directory
2 148 (30.33%) Hyper-V
3 75 (15.37%) vSphere
4 36 (7.38%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (5.33%) XenApp
6 24 (4.92%) Virtual Desktop
6 24 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (4.51%) Docker
8 15 (3.07%) KVM
8 15 (3.07%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (2.87%) XenDesktop
10 13 (2.66%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.23%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.82%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.82%) vCloud
13 3 (0.61%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.41%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (10.66%) Ansible
2 48 (9.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 38 (7.79%) SCCM
4 33 (6.76%) Puppet
5 27 (5.53%) Terraform
6 25 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (4.51%) WSUS
8 20 (4.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 19 (3.89%) Kubernetes
10 13 (2.66%) SCOM
11 11 (2.25%) vCenter Server
12 9 (1.84%) vRealize
13 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (1.23%) NetBackup
15 5 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
15 5 (1.02%) Grafana
15 5 (1.02%) Salt
16 4 (0.82%) Backup Exec
16 4 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
17 3 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 488 (100.00%) VMware
2 294 (60.25%) Microsoft
3 135 (27.66%) Cisco
4 68 (13.93%) Veeam
5 66 (13.52%) Citrix
6 52 (10.66%) NetApp
7 48 (9.84%) HP
8 44 (9.02%) Dell
9 32 (6.56%) EMC
10 28 (5.74%) Zerto
11 25 (5.12%) Red Hat
12 22 (4.51%) F5
12 22 (4.51%) IBM
12 22 (4.51%) Juniper
13 20 (4.10%) Meraki
14 19 (3.89%) Nimble Storage
15 18 (3.69%) Apple
15 18 (3.69%) CommVault
15 18 (3.69%) Google
15 18 (3.69%) Palo Alto