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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 231 248 247
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 1 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.018% 0.22% 0.046%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.066% 0.83% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 3
Average salary £60,000 £33,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.45% -36.66%
UK excluding London average salary £62,000 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+37.77% -7.21%
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
1522 1802 1621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.00% 26.09% 24.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1194 1466 1307
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,662 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
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 14 February 2016. 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 +9 1 £60,000 +80.45%
VCAP
England

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (50.00%) vSphere
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) NCIE
4 2 (25.00%) vCloud
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) VCDX
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) vRealize
4 2 (25.00%) NCDA
5 1 (12.50%) MCTS
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Storage Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Support
4 1 (12.50%) Presales Solution Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Architect
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Presales
1 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (37.50%) NCIE
3 2 (25.00%) NCDA
3 2 (25.00%) VCDX
4 1 (12.50%) CCA
4 1 (12.50%) CCIA
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCTS
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) VCP5
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) vCloud
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (25.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam