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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 118 119 111
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 15 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.66% 0.47% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 1.59% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 3
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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
778 630 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.12% 29.33% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 674 567 396
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 2014, 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 24 (100.00%) Citrix
1 24 (100.00%) VMware
1 24 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 24 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 24 (100.00%) vSphere
2 21 (87.50%) VTSP
2 21 (87.50%) NetApp
2 21 (87.50%) Cisco
3 19 (79.17%) NCDA
3 19 (79.17%) NCIE
3 19 (79.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (62.50%) XenDesktop
5 12 (50.00%) VCDX
5 12 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 12 (50.00%) vCloud
5 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (50.00%) MCSE
5 12 (50.00%) EMC
5 12 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
5 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (41.67%) MCTS
6 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (41.67%) MCITP
6 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (41.67%) CLARiiON
6 10 (41.67%) CCEA
6 10 (41.67%) CCA
6 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 10 (41.67%) Active Directory

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
1 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (37.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (41.67%) WAAS
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Virtualisation Architect
1 12 (50.00%) Architect
1 12 (50.00%) Consultant
2 10 (41.67%) Solutions Architect
2 10 (41.67%) Storage Architect
2 10 (41.67%) Storage Solutions Architect
3 9 (37.50%) Storage Consultant
4 6 (25.00%) FlexPod Consultant
4 6 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) CLARiiON
1 10 (41.67%) Celerra
2 9 (37.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows 2000 Server
1 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
1 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Data Management
1 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (8.33%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 21 (87.50%) VTSP
3 19 (79.17%) NCDA
3 19 (79.17%) NCIE
4 12 (50.00%) VCDX
4 12 (50.00%) MCSE
4 12 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (41.67%) MCTS
5 10 (41.67%) MCITP
5 10 (41.67%) CCEA
5 10 (41.67%) CCA
5 10 (41.67%) CCIA
6 2 (8.33%) CCEE
6 2 (8.33%) VCP5
System Software
1 24 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 24 (100.00%) vSphere
2 15 (62.50%) XenDesktop
3 12 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (50.00%) vCloud
4 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (20.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Legato
2 2 (8.33%) SCOrch
2 2 (8.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Citrix
1 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (87.50%) NetApp
2 21 (87.50%) Cisco
3 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (50.00%) EMC
4 10 (41.67%) 3PAR
5 3 (12.50%) Symantec
5 3 (12.50%) CommVault
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) IBM