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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 241 232 253
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 9 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.14% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.61% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 3
Average salary £40,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £46,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £60,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -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
1699 1629 1937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.93% 22.66% 25.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1299 1380 1645
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.50%

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 19 August 2014.

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 19 August 2014. 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 0 9 £40,500 -10.00%
VCAP
England

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) VMware
1 11 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 11 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (72.73%) MCITP
2 8 (72.73%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (63.64%) SAN
3 7 (63.64%) Citrix
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco
4 6 (54.55%) CCNA
4 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 6 (54.55%) MCSE
4 6 (54.55%) NAS
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (45.45%) Degree
5 5 (45.45%) XenApp
5 5 (45.45%) XenDesktop
5 5 (45.45%) NCDA
5 5 (45.45%) NCIE
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 5 (45.45%) IIS
5 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
5 5 (45.45%) NetApp
5 5 (45.45%) ITIL
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 5 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
6 4 (36.36%) WAN
6 4 (36.36%) VPN
6 4 (36.36%) Network Security

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) IIS
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) SAN
2 6 (54.55%) NAS
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 4 (36.36%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) iSCSI
4 3 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (27.27%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
1 3 (27.27%) FlexPod
2 2 (18.18%) EqualLogic
2 2 (18.18%) Celerra
3 1 (9.09%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
4 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
4 3 (27.27%) Change Control
4 3 (27.27%) Information Assurance
4 3 (27.27%) Quality Management
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (72.73%) MCITP
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (54.55%) CCNA
3 6 (54.55%) MCSE
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (45.45%) Degree
4 5 (45.45%) NCDA
4 5 (45.45%) NCIE
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 2 (18.18%) HP MASE
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (18.18%) VCDX
5 2 (18.18%) CCEE
5 2 (18.18%) CCIA
5 2 (18.18%) MCTS
5 2 (18.18%) HP AIS
6 1 (9.09%) HP ASE
6 1 (9.09%) CCA
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (45.45%) XenApp
2 5 (45.45%) XenDesktop
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (18.18%) XenServer
4 2 (18.18%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Citrix
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
4 5 (45.45%) NetApp
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Dell
6 2 (18.18%) EMC