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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 199 180 250
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +70
Permanent jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 48 56 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.85% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 3.48% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 44 50 18
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.50%
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
1744 1607 1909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.36% 24.32% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1459 1314 1619
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
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% -

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -7 41 £34,000 +13.33% 4
Cheshire -1 4 £33,750 +3.84% 3
Merseyside +10 3 £40,500 -19.00% 1
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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).

1 104 (100.00%) VMware
2 83 (79.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (67.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (66.35%) Windows
5 64 (61.54%) Citrix
6 63 (60.58%) Microsoft
7 54 (51.92%) Active Directory
8 52 (50.00%) MCSE
9 44 (42.31%) NetApp
10 42 (40.38%) SAN
10 42 (40.38%) MS Exchange
11 41 (39.42%) CCA
11 41 (39.42%) Citrix Certification
12 40 (38.46%) CCNA
12 40 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
12 40 (38.46%) MCITP
13 36 (34.62%) Cisco
14 33 (31.73%) Hyper-V
15 28 (26.92%) NCDA
16 27 (25.96%) ITIL
17 26 (25.00%) HP
17 26 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (24.04%) NCIE
18 25 (24.04%) VCAP
18 25 (24.04%) Windows Server 2012
18 25 (24.04%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (24.04%) SharePoint
19 24 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
20 23 (22.12%) DNS
20 23 (22.12%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 42 (40.38%) MS Exchange
2 25 (24.04%) SharePoint
3 24 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (22.12%) IIS
5 20 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (14.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (4.81%) Lync
11 4 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.92%) IBM Notes
12 2 (1.92%) Apache
12 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.92%) nginx
12 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.96%) TPMS
Applications
1 20 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) IaaS
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (40.38%) SAN
2 23 (22.12%) DNS
3 20 (19.23%) WAN
3 20 (19.23%) DHCP
4 18 (17.31%) LAN
4 18 (17.31%) iSCSI
5 15 (14.42%) NAS
5 15 (14.42%) VLAN
6 12 (11.54%) Firewall
7 9 (8.65%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (6.73%) VPN
9 6 (5.77%) FTP
9 6 (5.77%) NetScaler
10 5 (4.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (4.81%) Network Security
11 4 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.88%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.92%) MPLS
14 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.92%) MySQL
General
1 7 (6.73%) Finance
2 1 (0.96%) Advertising
2 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (20.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (18.27%) Consultant
3 16 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 16 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (13.46%) Architect
5 12 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (7.69%) Server Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (5.77%) Service Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.81%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (3.85%) IT Consultant
11 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 4 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.85%) VMware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) FlexPod
2 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.81%) Life Science
4 2 (1.92%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.96%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 69 (66.35%) Windows
2 26 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (24.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (24.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (13.46%) Linux
5 12 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 8 (7.69%) AIX
6 8 (7.69%) Solaris
6 8 (7.69%) UNIX
7 6 (5.77%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) ITIL
2 19 (18.27%) Migration
3 14 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (10.58%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (9.62%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.73%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.73%) Incident Management
7 6 (5.77%) Load Balancing
7 6 (5.77%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.81%) Data Management
8 5 (4.81%) Business Continuity
9 4 (3.85%) Service Management
9 4 (3.85%) Change Management
9 4 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.88%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (2.88%) Coaching
10 3 (2.88%) Change Control
11 2 (1.92%) Network Architecture
11 2 (1.92%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.35%) SQL
2 12 (11.54%) C
2 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.85%) VB
4 2 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 70 (67.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (50.00%) MCSE
3 41 (39.42%) CCA
3 41 (39.42%) Citrix Certification
4 40 (38.46%) CCNA
4 40 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (38.46%) MCITP
5 28 (26.92%) NCDA
6 25 (24.04%) NCIE
6 25 (24.04%) VCAP
7 22 (21.15%) MCTS
8 21 (20.19%) MCSA
9 12 (11.54%) MCP
10 11 (10.58%) CCEA
10 11 (10.58%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 9 (8.65%) Degree
11 9 (8.65%) MCSD
12 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
12 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
13 5 (4.81%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.88%) SLA
System Software
1 83 (79.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (51.92%) Active Directory
3 33 (31.73%) Hyper-V
4 21 (20.19%) vSphere
5 18 (17.31%) XenDesktop
6 17 (16.35%) XenApp
7 9 (8.65%) NFS
8 8 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (6.73%) XenServer
10 6 (5.77%) VMware ESX
10 6 (5.77%) vCloud
10 6 (5.77%) Xen
11 2 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.96%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (11.54%) SCCM
2 5 (4.81%) SCOM
2 5 (4.81%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.85%) WSUS
4 2 (1.92%) Legato
4 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.92%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 104 (100.00%) VMware
2 64 (61.54%) Citrix
3 63 (60.58%) Microsoft
4 44 (42.31%) NetApp
5 36 (34.62%) Cisco
6 26 (25.00%) HP
7 14 (13.46%) Symantec
8 8 (7.69%) EMC
9 6 (5.77%) Veeam
10 5 (4.81%) McAfee
11 4 (3.85%) AppSense
11 4 (3.85%) Intel
11 4 (3.85%) Dell
11 4 (3.85%) NETGEAR
12 3 (2.88%) Sophos
13 2 (1.92%) Lotus
13 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.92%) CommVault
13 2 (1.92%) ProCurve
14 1 (0.96%) SAP
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