The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 188 211 206
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Permanent jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 46 37 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.53% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 2.35% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 41 35 42
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £28,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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
1529 1576 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.86% 22.60% 23.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1205 1465
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £54,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the North West region.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Salary Trend in the North West

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Salary Histogram in the North West

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 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 +16 29 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Merseyside +13 10 £22,000 -66.15% 1
Cheshire -3 6 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Lancashire -11 2 £42,500 -
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England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 107 (100.00%) VMware
2 81 (75.70%) Windows
3 72 (67.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (61.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 62 (57.94%) Citrix
6 61 (57.01%) Microsoft
7 51 (47.66%) Active Directory
8 49 (45.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (44.86%) MCSE
10 46 (42.99%) MS Exchange
10 46 (42.99%) NetApp
11 39 (36.45%) vSphere
12 38 (35.51%) Cisco
13 37 (34.58%) HP
13 37 (34.58%) Exchange Server 2010
14 35 (32.71%) CCA
14 35 (32.71%) Citrix Certification
15 34 (31.78%) SAN
16 33 (30.84%) Windows Server 2012
17 32 (29.91%) NCDA
18 29 (27.10%) Windows Server 2003
19 27 (25.23%) DNS
19 27 (25.23%) SQL
19 27 (25.23%) Migration
20 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
21 25 (23.36%) LAN
22 24 (22.43%) WAN
22 24 (22.43%) SharePoint
22 24 (22.43%) ITIL
22 24 (22.43%) XenDesktop

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 46 (42.99%) MS Exchange
2 37 (34.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (22.43%) SharePoint
4 22 (20.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (17.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (15.89%) IIS
7 15 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (8.41%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (7.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (7.48%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 6 (5.61%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (3.74%) Apache
12 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (1.87%) Lync
12 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (12.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (31.78%) SAN
2 27 (25.23%) DNS
3 25 (23.36%) LAN
4 24 (22.43%) WAN
5 23 (21.50%) VLAN
6 22 (20.56%) DHCP
7 10 (9.35%) FTP
7 10 (9.35%) Network Security
7 10 (9.35%) NetScaler
8 9 (8.41%) iSCSI
8 9 (8.41%) Firewall
9 6 (5.61%) NAS
10 5 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (4.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (3.74%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
13 2 (1.87%) Internet
13 2 (1.87%) IP Telephony
14 1 (0.93%) BIG-IP
14 1 (0.93%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (9.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.93%) MySQL
General
1 10 (9.35%) Legal
2 5 (4.67%) Publishing
3 4 (3.74%) Finance
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (22.43%) Architect
2 16 (14.95%) Technical Architect
2 16 (14.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) NetApp Engineer
4 10 (9.35%) Windows Administrator
4 10 (9.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 10 (9.35%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (9.35%) Administrator
5 8 (7.48%) Server Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Analyst
5 8 (7.48%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (7.48%) Consultant
6 7 (6.54%) Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Senior Architect
7 5 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Technical Design Architect
7 5 (4.67%) IT Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.82%) Data Centre
2 14 (13.08%) FlexPod
3 11 (10.28%) Clustering
4 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.61%) EMC VNX
5 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.80%) Life Science
6 3 (2.80%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 81 (75.70%) Windows
2 49 (45.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (30.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (27.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (18.69%) Windows 7
6 16 (14.95%) Windows 8
7 12 (11.21%) Windows XP
8 11 (10.28%) AIX
9 10 (9.35%) Solaris
9 10 (9.35%) UNIX
10 8 (7.48%) Linux
11 3 (2.80%) CentOS
11 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.80%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.23%) Migration
2 24 (22.43%) ITIL
3 11 (10.28%) Load Balancing
4 8 (7.48%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.61%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (5.61%) Problem Management
5 6 (5.61%) Mentoring
6 5 (4.67%) Patch Management
6 5 (4.67%) CRM
6 5 (4.67%) Business Continuity
6 5 (4.67%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (4.67%) Risk Management
6 5 (4.67%) Project Planning
7 4 (3.74%) ITIL V2
8 3 (2.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.87%) Coaching
9 2 (1.87%) Data Management
9 2 (1.87%) Network Design
9 2 (1.87%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.23%) SQL
2 9 (8.41%) C
3 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.93%) VBScript
5 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (67.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (44.86%) MCSE
3 35 (32.71%) CCA
3 35 (32.71%) Citrix Certification
4 32 (29.91%) NCDA
5 23 (21.50%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (20.56%) CCNA
7 20 (18.69%) MCITP
8 17 (15.89%) MCSA
9 14 (13.08%) MCTS
10 13 (12.15%) NCIE
11 12 (11.21%) VCAP
12 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
12 10 (9.35%) MCSD
13 9 (8.41%) CCEA
13 9 (8.41%) Degree
14 8 (7.48%) SC Cleared
15 7 (6.54%) CCEE
16 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Certified Master
16 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (61.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (47.66%) Active Directory
3 39 (36.45%) vSphere
4 24 (22.43%) XenDesktop
5 22 (20.56%) Hyper-V
6 19 (17.76%) XenApp
7 14 (13.08%) vCloud
8 13 (12.15%) XenServer
9 5 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (3.74%) NFS
10 4 (3.74%) Xen
11 3 (2.80%) VMware Server
11 3 (2.80%) VMware ESX
11 3 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.93%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) SCCM
2 6 (5.61%) WSUS
3 5 (4.67%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.80%) SCOM
5 2 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.87%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.87%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.87%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.93%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.93%) Ansible
6 1 (0.93%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.93%) Puppet
6 1 (0.93%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.93%) Legato
6 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 107 (100.00%) VMware
2 62 (57.94%) Citrix
3 61 (57.01%) Microsoft
4 46 (42.99%) NetApp
5 38 (35.51%) Cisco
6 37 (34.58%) HP
7 18 (16.82%) EMC
8 14 (13.08%) Symantec
9 12 (11.21%) Oracle
10 7 (6.54%) Veeam
10 7 (6.54%) Dell
11 6 (5.61%) Intel
11 6 (5.61%) ProCurve
12 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.80%) AppSense
13 2 (1.87%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.87%) IBM
13 2 (1.87%) McAfee
13 2 (1.87%) SolarWinds
14 1 (0.93%) F5
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