The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 834 852 837
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 61 47 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.043% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 41 39 51
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £37,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £72,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31182 29698 32765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 27.08% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 24968 23465 27508
Average salary £45,000 £42,900 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 December 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 December 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
England +21 57 £50,000 - 10
London +36 26 £50,000 +13.63% 4
South East +7 16 £45,000 -14.28% 1
North West -14 10 £31,000 -42.32% 4
Manchester - 10 £31,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £55,000 - 1
Marlow - 7 £55,000 -
Berkshire +8 6 - -
Reading +7 5 - -
West Midlands -3 5 - -
Birmingham -8 5 - -
Leeds -5 4 £40,000 -21.95%
West Yorkshire -15 4 £40,000 -20.00%
Yorkshire -25 4 £40,000 -20.00%
City of London +18 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Surrey -2 3 £35,000 -
South Yorkshire -17 2 - -
Sheffield -20 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +11 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Nottingham +10 1 £40,000 -20.00%
East Midlands +10 1 £40,000 -3.03%
Egham -4 1 £35,000 -
East of England -22 1 £42,500 -19.04%
South West - 1 £28,500 - 1
Exeter - 1 £28,500 - 1
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Letchworth - 1 £42,500 -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 155 (93.94%) VMware
2 137 (83.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 128 (77.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 113 (68.48%) Windows
5 109 (66.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 103 (62.42%) Citrix
7 94 (56.97%) MCSE
8 92 (55.76%) Microsoft
9 91 (55.15%) Cisco
10 79 (47.88%) NetApp
11 75 (45.45%) vSphere
12 70 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 70 (42.42%) SAN
13 69 (41.82%) Active Directory
14 59 (35.76%) Cisco Certification
14 59 (35.76%) MCITP
15 58 (35.15%) Citrix Certification
16 52 (31.52%) SQL Server
16 52 (31.52%) ITIL
17 51 (30.91%) HP
18 48 (29.09%) CCNA
19 47 (28.48%) MS Exchange
20 45 (27.27%) EMC
21 43 (26.06%) Hyper-V
21 43 (26.06%) Windows Server 2012
22 41 (24.85%) XenDesktop
23 40 (24.24%) CCA
24 38 (23.03%) XenApp
25 36 (21.82%) NCDA
25 36 (21.82%) NCIE

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 47 (28.48%) MS Exchange
2 26 (15.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (11.52%) SharePoint
4 18 (10.91%) IIS
5 17 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.82%) Lync
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (10.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.61%) SaaS
1 1 (0.61%) PaaS
1 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (42.42%) SAN
2 35 (21.21%) NAS
3 32 (19.39%) NetScaler
4 28 (16.97%) WAN
5 27 (16.36%) VPN
6 21 (12.73%) Firewall
7 20 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (9.70%) LAN
9 15 (9.09%) VoIP
10 13 (7.88%) MPLS
11 12 (7.27%) DNS
11 12 (7.27%) WAAS
11 12 (7.27%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (6.06%) IPsec
13 9 (5.45%) TCP/IP
13 9 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (3.03%) VPLS
14 5 (3.03%) Network Security
14 5 (3.03%) Wireless
14 5 (3.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (31.52%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (14.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 16 (9.70%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.21%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (19.39%) Architect
2 27 (16.36%) Analyst
3 21 (12.73%) Consultant
4 20 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (10.91%) Virtualisation Architect
6 17 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 15 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 14 (8.48%) Storage Consultant
9 13 (7.88%) Technical Consultant
10 12 (7.27%) Storage Architect
10 12 (7.27%) Storage Solutions Architect
11 11 (6.67%) Server Engineer
12 10 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (6.06%) Support Engineer
12 10 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
12 10 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
13 9 (5.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.21%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.61%) LAMP
2 1 (0.61%) .NET
2 1 (0.61%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.33%) CLARiiON
2 19 (11.52%) Clustering
3 12 (7.27%) Blackberry
3 12 (7.27%) Replication
3 12 (7.27%) Celerra
3 12 (7.27%) FlexPod
4 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.03%) Symmetrix
5 5 (3.03%) Symmetrix DMX
6 4 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.42%) EqualLogic
6 4 (2.42%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.61%) IVR
8 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 113 (68.48%) Windows
2 70 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (26.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (9.70%) Linux
6 12 (7.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 7 (4.24%) UNIX
7 7 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.21%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.21%) AIX
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.52%) ITIL
2 36 (21.82%) Project Management
3 21 (12.73%) Mentoring
4 19 (11.52%) PRINCE2
4 19 (11.52%) Business Continuity
5 16 (9.70%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (7.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.45%) Data Management
8 9 (5.45%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (4.85%) ITIL V3
9 8 (4.85%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.64%) Change Control
10 6 (3.64%) Network Design
11 5 (3.03%) Operations Management
11 5 (3.03%) TOGAF
11 5 (3.03%) Document Management
12 4 (2.42%) Change Management
12 4 (2.42%) Coaching
13 3 (1.82%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.18%) SQL
2 16 (9.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 137 (83.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 109 (66.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (56.97%) MCSE
4 59 (35.76%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (35.76%) MCITP
5 58 (35.15%) Citrix Certification
6 48 (29.09%) CCNA
7 40 (24.24%) CCA
8 36 (21.82%) NCDA
8 36 (21.82%) NCIE
9 32 (19.39%) CCIA
10 30 (18.18%) VTSP
10 30 (18.18%) MCTS
11 29 (17.58%) CCNP
12 27 (16.36%) VCP5
13 23 (13.94%) CCEE
14 17 (10.30%) CCAA
15 16 (9.70%) VCDX
16 14 (8.48%) CCEA
17 13 (7.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.61%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 128 (77.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (45.45%) vSphere
3 69 (41.82%) Active Directory
4 43 (26.06%) Hyper-V
5 41 (24.85%) XenDesktop
6 38 (23.03%) XenApp
7 32 (19.39%) vCloud
8 20 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (7.88%) VMware ESX
10 12 (7.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (5.45%) XenServer
12 5 (3.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (1.82%) Terminal Services
14 2 (1.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 14 (8.48%) SCOM
3 12 (7.27%) HP SIM
4 8 (4.85%) Legato
5 5 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (3.03%) SCVMM
5 5 (3.03%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (3.03%) XenMobile
6 4 (2.42%) SCOrch
6 4 (2.42%) Puppet
6 4 (2.42%) SCCM
7 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 155 (93.94%) VMware
2 103 (62.42%) Citrix
3 92 (55.76%) Microsoft
4 91 (55.15%) Cisco
5 79 (47.88%) NetApp
6 51 (30.91%) HP
7 45 (27.27%) EMC
8 26 (15.76%) Dell
8 26 (15.76%) Veeam
9 15 (9.09%) Isilon
9 15 (9.09%) Symantec
10 13 (7.88%) 3PAR
11 12 (7.27%) IBM
12 10 (6.06%) CommVault
13 9 (5.45%) Red Hat
14 8 (4.85%) AppSense
14 8 (4.85%) Websense
15 6 (3.64%) McAfee
16 5 (3.03%) SolarWinds
17 3 (1.82%) PlateSpin
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