The first table below looks at the demand for VCAP in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VCAP over the 3 months to 18 April 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 currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 856 841 853
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 61 42 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.038% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 56 28 51
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -4.34%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VCAP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VCAP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VCAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VCAP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VCAP within the UK.

VCAP Salary Trend in the UK

VCAP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VCAP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

VCAP Salary Histogram in the UK

VCAP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -27 56 £47,500 -13.63% 3
London -37 25 £52,500 -4.54% 1
South East -2 18 £47,500 -2.56%
East Midlands -12 12 £47,500 - 1
Leeds -21 11 £47,500 -13.63%
West Yorkshire -28 11 £47,500 -13.63%
Yorkshire -35 11 £47,500 -13.63%
West Midlands +5 10 £47,500 -
Derby -5 10 £51,250 -
Derbyshire -8 10 £51,250 -
East of England -9 10 £52,500 +10.52%
Hertfordshire +20 9 £50,000 -
Birmingham +2 9 £55,000 +15.78%
Watford -10 9 £50,000 -
Surrey - 8 £47,500 -
York -17 7 £55,000 -
North Yorkshire -22 7 £55,000 -
Nottingham +4 6 £46,250 -
Reading +1 6 £55,000 +12.82%
Nottinghamshire -2 6 £46,250 -
Berkshire -2 6 £55,000 +15.78%
Milton Keynes +7 5 £47,500 -2.56%
Buckinghamshire +1 5 £47,500 -5.00%
Coventry +13 4 £47,500 -
North West -2 4 £42,500 -26.08% 1
Guildford - 4 £48,500 -
Manchester +3 3 £47,500 -20.83% 1
City of London -17 3 £47,500 -32.14%
Stockport - 3 £47,500 -
East Yorkshire -8 2 £42,500 -19.04%

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 87 (91.58%) VMware
2 86 (90.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 73 (76.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (67.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 63 (66.32%) Citrix
6 61 (64.21%) Windows
7 56 (58.95%) MCSE
8 51 (53.68%) vSphere
9 47 (49.47%) Microsoft
9 47 (49.47%) SAN
10 45 (47.37%) HP
11 44 (46.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (44.21%) Cisco
13 41 (43.16%) MCITP
14 40 (42.11%) XenApp
15 37 (38.95%) Citrix Certification
16 35 (36.84%) Active Directory
17 34 (35.79%) Cisco Certification
17 34 (35.79%) Windows Server 2012
18 31 (32.63%) NetApp
19 29 (30.53%) MS Excel
20 28 (29.47%) Dell
21 27 (28.42%) CCNA
22 26 (27.37%) CCA
23 25 (26.32%) ITIL
23 25 (26.32%) Hyper-V
24 24 (25.26%) XenDesktop
24 24 (25.26%) NetScaler
25 23 (24.21%) NCDA
25 23 (24.21%) VCDX

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 23 (24.21%) MS Exchange
2 18 (18.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (8.42%) Lync
4 8 (8.42%) SAS
4 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.32%) IIS
6 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 29 (30.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) SaaS
1 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (49.47%) SAN
2 24 (25.26%) NetScaler
3 17 (17.89%) NAS
4 15 (15.79%) Firewall
5 14 (14.74%) iSCSI
6 11 (11.58%) LAN
6 11 (11.58%) WAN
7 10 (10.53%) VPN
8 6 (6.32%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (6.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (6.32%) Network Security
9 5 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (5.26%) VoIP
9 5 (5.26%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.05%) DNS
10 1 (1.05%) DHCP
10 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.05%) MPLS
10 1 (1.05%) OSPF
10 1 (1.05%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
1 11 (11.58%) SQL Server 2008
1 11 (11.58%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.16%) Retail
3 2 (2.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (43.16%) Consultant
2 20 (21.05%) Technical Consultant
3 15 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (14.74%) VMware Consultant
5 12 (12.63%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 10 (10.53%) Server Engineer
6 10 (10.53%) Senior Server Engineer
7 9 (9.47%) Administrator
8 8 (8.42%) Architect
8 8 (8.42%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 8 (8.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (6.32%) Designer
10 6 (6.32%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (6.32%) Network Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) Network Designer
10 6 (6.32%) Technical Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) Project Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) Storage Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) FlexPod
2 7 (7.37%) CLARiiON
3 6 (6.32%) EqualLogic
4 5 (5.26%) Celerra
5 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (4.21%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.05%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 61 (64.21%) Windows
2 44 (46.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (35.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (24.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (8.42%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.32%) ITIL
2 19 (20.00%) Migration
3 14 (14.74%) Network Design
4 7 (7.37%) Project Management
5 6 (6.32%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (6.32%) Time Management
5 6 (6.32%) Asset Management
6 5 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (4.21%) Capacity Management
7 4 (4.21%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.21%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.16%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.16%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.16%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.11%) High Availability
9 2 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.11%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.11%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (2.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) SQL
2 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 86 (90.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 64 (67.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (58.95%) MCSE
4 41 (43.16%) MCITP
5 37 (38.95%) Citrix Certification
6 34 (35.79%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (28.42%) CCNA
8 26 (27.37%) CCA
9 23 (24.21%) NCDA
9 23 (24.21%) VCDX
10 21 (22.11%) CCNP
10 21 (22.11%) NCIE
11 19 (20.00%) CCIA
12 16 (16.84%) MCSM
13 15 (15.79%) CCEE
14 12 (12.63%) MCTS
15 11 (11.58%) CCAA
15 11 (11.58%) VCP5
16 10 (10.53%) MCP
17 9 (9.47%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 73 (76.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (53.68%) vSphere
3 40 (42.11%) XenApp
4 35 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 25 (26.32%) Hyper-V
6 24 (25.26%) XenDesktop
7 19 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (17.89%) VMware ESX
9 16 (16.84%) XenServer
9 16 (16.84%) vCloud
10 10 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (3.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 18 (18.95%) SCCM
1 18 (18.95%) SCOM
2 7 (7.37%) Puppet
3 4 (4.21%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.16%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.11%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.05%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 87 (91.58%) VMware
2 63 (66.32%) Citrix
3 47 (49.47%) Microsoft
4 45 (47.37%) HP
5 42 (44.21%) Cisco
6 31 (32.63%) NetApp
7 28 (29.47%) Dell
8 23 (24.21%) EMC
9 19 (20.00%) IBM
10 9 (9.47%) Juniper
11 8 (8.42%) WatchGuard
12 7 (7.37%) CheckPoint
12 7 (7.37%) 3PAR
13 6 (6.32%) LANDesk
14 3 (3.16%) CA
15 2 (2.11%) BMC
15 2 (2.11%) AppSense
16 1 (1.05%) Google
16 1 (1.05%) Blue Coat
16 1 (1.05%) Computacenter
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