The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 204 193 194
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Permanent jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 38 54 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.74% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 3.21% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 33 47 58
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £27,500 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £64,600 £67,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1587 1684 1883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.81% 23.01% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1417 1624
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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
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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 +4 26 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Merseyside -5 9 £65,000 -
Cheshire 0 3 £32,000 -24.26% 3
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 91 (100.00%) VMware
2 83 (91.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (70.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (61.54%) Microsoft
5 48 (52.75%) Windows
6 43 (47.25%) ITIL
7 42 (46.15%) SAN
8 41 (45.05%) NetApp
8 41 (45.05%) MCSE
9 38 (41.76%) Citrix
10 37 (40.66%) Active Directory
11 36 (39.56%) Cisco Certification
11 36 (39.56%) vSphere
12 33 (36.26%) CCNA
13 29 (31.87%) MS Excel
13 29 (31.87%) MCITP
14 28 (30.77%) MS Exchange
14 28 (30.77%) Cisco
14 28 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (30.77%) Hyper-V
15 27 (29.67%) HP
15 27 (29.67%) Citrix Certification
15 27 (29.67%) MCTS
16 24 (26.37%) WAN
16 24 (26.37%) SLA
17 23 (25.27%) MCP
18 22 (24.18%) LAN
18 22 (24.18%) Windows Server 2003
18 22 (24.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 21 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 28 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 21 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (18.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (17.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (10.99%) SharePoint
5 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (7.69%) Apache
7 5 (5.49%) TPMS
7 5 (5.49%) IIS
8 3 (3.30%) Lync
9 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 29 (31.87%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.30%) Office 365
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (46.15%) SAN
2 24 (26.37%) WAN
3 22 (24.18%) LAN
4 15 (16.48%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (14.29%) DNS
6 10 (10.99%) DHCP
7 9 (9.89%) iSCSI
8 8 (8.79%) VLAN
9 7 (7.69%) Firewall
10 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
10 6 (6.59%) DMZ
11 5 (5.49%) Unified Communications
11 5 (5.49%) VPN
12 4 (4.40%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (3.30%) NAS
13 3 (3.30%) Network Security
13 3 (3.30%) NetScaler
14 2 (2.20%) Internet
14 2 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
15 1 (1.10%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (10.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.40%) MySQL
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Back Office
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (21.98%) Consultant
2 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (12.09%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 11 (12.09%) Analyst
4 10 (10.99%) VMware Specialist
5 9 (9.89%) Service Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (6.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.49%) Administrator
9 5 (5.49%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 4 (4.40%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (4.40%) Architect
10 4 (4.40%) IT Manager
10 4 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) HTML
1 4 (4.40%) CSS
2 2 (2.20%) Web Services
3 1 (1.10%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) FlexPod
1 7 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.59%) e-Health
3 4 (4.40%) Firmware
3 4 (4.40%) Celerra
3 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (4.40%) EqualLogic
4 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.30%) CLARiiON
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.75%) Windows
2 28 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (24.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (24.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (18.68%) Windows 7
4 17 (18.68%) Windows XP
5 11 (12.09%) Linux
6 10 (10.99%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.40%) Debian
7 4 (4.40%) UNIX
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.25%) ITIL
2 12 (13.19%) Change Management
3 9 (9.89%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (9.89%) Service Management
4 8 (8.79%) Problem Management
5 7 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (6.59%) Capacity Management
7 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.40%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (4.40%) Project Planning
8 4 (4.40%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.40%) Migration
8 4 (4.40%) Change Control
9 3 (3.30%) Network Architecture
9 3 (3.30%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.30%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.30%) ITSM
9 3 (3.30%) Information Security
10 2 (2.20%) Asset Management
10 2 (2.20%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.68%) PowerShell
2 15 (16.48%) SQL
3 6 (6.59%) C
4 5 (5.49%) Perl
5 4 (4.40%) VBScript
5 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (70.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (45.05%) MCSE
3 36 (39.56%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (36.26%) CCNA
5 29 (31.87%) MCITP
6 27 (29.67%) Citrix Certification
6 27 (29.67%) MCTS
7 23 (25.27%) MCP
8 21 (23.08%) CCA
8 21 (23.08%) MCSA
9 20 (21.98%) NCDA
10 16 (17.58%) NCIE
11 13 (14.29%) Degree
12 8 (8.79%) CCEE
13 7 (7.69%) CCIA
13 7 (7.69%) VCP5
13 7 (7.69%) CCNP
14 6 (6.59%) VCAP
15 5 (5.49%) HP AIS
16 4 (4.40%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 83 (91.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (40.66%) Active Directory
3 36 (39.56%) vSphere
4 28 (30.77%) Hyper-V
5 14 (15.38%) vCloud
6 13 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (13.19%) XenApp
8 11 (12.09%) XenDesktop
8 11 (12.09%) VMware ESX
9 10 (10.99%) VMware Server
10 7 (7.69%) VMFS
10 7 (7.69%) XenServer
11 4 (4.40%) Squid
12 3 (3.30%) Xen
13 2 (2.20%) NFS
14 1 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) SCCM
2 12 (13.19%) Backup Exec
3 9 (9.89%) SCOM
4 4 (4.40%) WSUS
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 91 (100.00%) VMware
2 56 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 41 (45.05%) NetApp
4 38 (41.76%) Citrix
5 28 (30.77%) Cisco
6 27 (29.67%) HP
7 20 (21.98%) EMC
8 13 (14.29%) Symantec
9 8 (8.79%) McAfee
9 8 (8.79%) Sophos
10 6 (6.59%) CA
11 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
11 4 (4.40%) Dell
11 4 (4.40%) ProCurve
12 3 (3.30%) Veeam
12 3 (3.30%) IBM
12 3 (3.30%) AppSense
13 2 (2.20%) Avaya
14 1 (1.10%) 3PAR
14 1 (1.10%) Juniper
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