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 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 225 238 254
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +16
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 17 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.061% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 1
Average salary £31,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
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
2041 1656 1719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 30.18% 25.16% 24.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1647 1322 1360
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +3 17 £31,000 -34.73%
VCAP
England

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (94.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (89.47%) NetApp
3 17 (89.47%) NCDA
3 17 (89.47%) NCIE
4 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (36.84%) FlexPod
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
7 5 (26.32%) Data Management
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (26.32%) Symantec
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco
8 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (21.05%) vSphere
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (15.79%) vCloud
9 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (15.79%) Veeam
9 3 (15.79%) VCDX
9 3 (15.79%) Migration
9 3 (15.79%) Network Security
9 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
9 3 (15.79%) MCTS
9 3 (15.79%) VLAN
9 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (15.79%) HP

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) Lync
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Network Security
1 3 (15.79%) VLAN
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
1 3 (15.79%) WAN
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (10.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) VMware Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (31.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) FlexPod
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Data Management
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
2 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 17 (89.47%) NCDA
2 17 (89.47%) NCIE
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.79%) VCDX
4 3 (15.79%) MCTS
5 2 (10.53%) VTSP
6 1 (5.26%) CCEE
6 1 (5.26%) CCAA
6 1 (5.26%) CCIA
6 1 (5.26%) VCP5
6 1 (5.26%) VCP4
6 1 (5.26%) MCITP
6 1 (5.26%) MCSD
6 1 (5.26%) MCSE
6 1 (5.26%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) CCA
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (21.05%) vSphere
4 3 (15.79%) vCloud
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Legato
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) NetApp
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 6 (31.58%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) Symantec
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco
6 3 (15.79%) Veeam
6 3 (15.79%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) CommVault