The table below looks at the statistics for VCAP in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VCAP over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 117 96 108
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 1 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.057% 0.54% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 1.90% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 2
Average salary £72,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
VCAP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
626 420 443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.96% 28.42% 27.97%
Number of salaries quoted 518 369 365
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,300 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VCAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VCAP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VCAP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VCAP
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VCAP across the Birmingham region.

VCAP Salary Trend in Birmingham

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing VCAP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VCAP.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (100.00%) vSphere
1 8 (100.00%) vCloud
2 7 (87.50%) XenDesktop
2 7 (87.50%) VTSP
2 7 (87.50%) EMC
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) NetApp
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 4 (50.00%) VCP5
3 4 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 4 (50.00%) CCEE
3 4 (50.00%) XenMobile
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Operations Management
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (37.50%) Celerra
4 3 (37.50%) MCTS
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (37.50%) MCITP

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing VCAP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VCAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (37.50%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Architect
2 6 (75.00%) Virtualisation Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Storage Solutions Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Storage Architect
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Celerra
1 3 (37.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Operations Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (87.50%) VTSP
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) VCP5
3 4 (50.00%) CCEE
4 3 (37.50%) MCTS
4 3 (37.50%) MCITP
4 3 (37.50%) CCA
4 3 (37.50%) CCEA
4 3 (37.50%) CCIA
4 3 (37.50%) NCDA
4 3 (37.50%) NCIE
5 1 (12.50%) VCDX
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (100.00%) vSphere
1 8 (100.00%) vCloud
2 7 (87.50%) XenDesktop
3 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) XenMobile
2 3 (37.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) EMC
2 7 (87.50%) NetApp
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 4 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
5 1 (12.50%) Novell
5 1 (12.50%) Computacenter