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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 256 246 232
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 4 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.060% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.77% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 7
Average salary £48,750 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.51% +7.77%
UK excluding London average salary £58,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+17.00% +5.26%
VCAP
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1628 1698 1556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.28% 22.75% 22.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1256 1313 1321
Average salary £38,350 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.26% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

VCAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VCAP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VCAP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

VCAP Salary Trend in the North West

VCAP
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VCAP across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

VCAP Salary Histogram in the North West

VCAP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 4 £48,750 +0.51%
VCAP
England

VCAP
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (77.78%) VCDX
2 7 (77.78%) vSphere
2 7 (77.78%) Hyper-V
2 7 (77.78%) vCloud
3 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) Private Cloud
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
7 1 (11.11%) Novell
7 1 (11.11%) EMC
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
7 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 1 (11.11%) NCDA
7 1 (11.11%) NCIE
7 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
7 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (11.11%) XenServer

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Architect
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (77.78%) VCDX
3 1 (11.11%) NCDA
3 1 (11.11%) NCIE
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Hyper-V
1 7 (77.78%) vSphere
1 7 (77.78%) vCloud
2 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Novell
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) EMC