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VMware Engineer / Administrator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A VMware Engineer or Administrator designs, configures and supports virtual systems. Systems may include servers, workstations, tablets, smart phones, and other devices utilized to access and generate data. Maintains, upgrades and implements improvements to virtual hardware, resources, systems and key processes.

Job Outlook

There were 139 VMware Engineer / Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4641 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Network Engineer / Architect industry, which includes the VMware Engineer / Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new VMware Engineer / Administrator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $96,372.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $95,423.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for VMware Engineer / Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $80,482.

Education and Experience

Posted VMware Engineer / Administrator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree5.56%
Bachelor's Degree45.83%
Master's Degree7.54%
Doctoral Degree1.29%
Other7.63%

Posted VMware Engineer / Administrator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years12.8%
3 to 5 years41.23%
6 to 8 years29.22%
9+ years16.76%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills VMware Engineer / Administrator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (51.33%)
  • Management (33.72%)
  • Communication (25.1%)
  • Operations (23.64%)
  • Problem Solving (19.33%)
  • Planning (17.86%)
  • Information Technology (14.16%)
  • Customer Service (13.32%)
  • Writing (11.14%)
  • Leadership (9.22%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Windows PowerShell (25.46%)
  • VMware VSphere (33.47%)
  • Active Directory (28.81%)
  • VMware ESX Servers (31.4%)
  • Microsoft Azure (26.41%)
  • Virtualization (29.5%)
  • VMware Aria Suite (8.27%)
  • Computer Science (26.22%)
  • Scripting (26.12%)
  • Vcenter (25.12%)
  • Windows Servers (31.59%)
  • Automation (24.67%)
  • Operating Systems (28.81%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Backup Devices (10.74%)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (11.22%)
  • Kubernetes (7.46%)
  • Performance Tuning (6.54%)
  • Local Area Networks (3.73%)
  • Unix (10.05%)
  • Change Management (12.98%)
  • NetApp Applications (8.01%)
  • Desktop Virtualization (8.46%)
  • Data Centers (7.54%)
  • DevOps (4.49%)
  • Amazon Web Services (12.88%)
  • IT Capacity Management (10.1%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (14.1%)
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) (8.79%)
  • Configuration Management (7.08%)
  • Systems Engineering (19.87%)
  • Wide Area Networks (4.83%)
  • Hypervisor (9.37%)
  • VMware Infrastructure (15.69%)
  • Cloud Services (3.83%)
  • ServiceNow (9.37%)
  • Hyper-V (9.39%)
  • System Administration (20.18%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (8.01%)
  • VMware Virtualization (10.84%)
  • Veeam (8.18%)
  • Linux (26.41%)
  • Group Policy (13.45%)
  • Project Management (10.03%)
  • Technical Support (6.96%)
  • Disaster Recovery (10.46%)
  • Firewall (9.13%)
  • Network Routing (3.83%)
  • IT Infrastructure (10.43%)
  • Agile Methodology (5.09%)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (4.99%)
  • Linux Servers (7.65%)
  • Ansible (9.44%)
  • Virtual Desktops (11.79%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (11.53%)
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN) (2.83%)
  • Network Switches (8.11%)
  • Virtual Machines (13.38%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • VCloud (2.23%)
  • VMware Aria Automation (3.47%)
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (3.16%)
  • NetBackup (5.82%)
  • VMware Servers (5.44%)
  • PowerCLI (5.56%)
  • Software Updater (2.61%)
  • VMware Aria Operations (5.13%)
  • VMWare NSX-T (2.88%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • VMware Aria Operations (6.52%)
  • VMWare NSX-T (3.65%)
  • VMware Aria Suite (10.51%)
  • VMware Aria Automation (4.41%)
  • Operating Systems (36.59%)
  • VMware ESX Servers (39.89%)
  • VMware Servers (6.91%)
  • NetBackup (7.4%)
  • PowerCLI (7.07%)
  • VCloud (2.84%)
  • Virtualization (37.47%)
  • Scripting (33.18%)
  • Vcenter (31.91%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with VMware Engineer / Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • VMware Engineer
  • VMware Administrator
  • Windows VMware Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • VMware Systems Engineer
  • VMware Systems Administrator
  • Windows VMware Engineer
  • Desktop Engineer
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Infrastructure Lead

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most VMware Engineer / Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Logicalis (201)
  • VMware (132)
  • KPMG (120)
  • Motion Recruitment (106)
  • General Dynamics (71)
  • Robert Half (63)
  • TEKsystems (62)
  • Dish (57)
  • Allegis Group (55)
  • Smx Corporation Limited (52)

North Carolina

  • General Dynamics (8)
  • TEKsystems (5)
  • Novo Nordisk (4)
  • VMware (4)
  • Alliance Of Professionals And Consultants (4)
  • Charlotte, Nc (4)
  • KPMG (4)
  • Red River (3)
  • Focused Hr Solutions (3)
  • Allegis Group (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!