The table below looks at the statistics for VCP4 in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VCP4 over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 870 845 812
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -33
Permanent jobs citing VCP4 24 32 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.030% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.078% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 22 29 74
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £29,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,700 £52,500 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +5.55%

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
30918 28623 33883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.79% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23391 28525
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

VCP4
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VCP4 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VCP4 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VCP4
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VCP4 within the UK.

VCP4 Salary Trend in the UK

VCP4
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VCP4 over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

VCP4 Salary Histogram in the UK

VCP4
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VCP4 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 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 -2 21 £43,750 -12.50% 6
East of England - 9 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 9 £45,000 -
Letchworth - 7 £45,000 -
London -9 5 £54,500 +9.00%
Stevenage - 4 £45,000 -
Manchester -5 3 £33,000 +10.00%
North West -12 3 £33,000 +10.00% 2
Birmingham +2 2 £37,000 +2.77% 1
City of London -3 2 £45,000 -10.00%
West Midlands -7 2 £37,000 +2.77% 1
Nottingham +1 1 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire -1 1 £40,000 -
East Midlands -14 1 £40,000 +24.03%
South East -18 1 - - 3
South Wales - 1 £41,000 -
Wales - 1 £41,000 -
Reading - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £41,000 -
Berkshire - 1 - -

VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing VCP4 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 VCP4.

1 45 (100.00%) VMware
1 45 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 39 (86.67%) VCP5
3 38 (84.44%) Windows
4 32 (71.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (64.44%) ITIL
6 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
7 27 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (48.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (46.67%) Cisco
10 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
10 21 (46.67%) PowerShell
11 17 (37.78%) MS Exchange
12 15 (33.33%) HP
12 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (33.33%) Hyper-V
13 14 (31.11%) MCTS
14 13 (28.89%) NetApp
14 13 (28.89%) Citrix
14 13 (28.89%) MCITP
14 13 (28.89%) SCOM
14 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (28.89%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (26.67%) MCP
15 12 (26.67%) PRINCE2
15 12 (26.67%) SQL
16 11 (24.44%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (24.44%) Firmware
16 11 (24.44%) Capacity Management

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing VCP4 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 VCP4. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (37.78%) MS Exchange
2 13 (28.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.89%) IIS
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.44%) Lync
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Summit
2 1 (2.22%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) IaaS
2 8 (17.78%) PaaS
3 4 (8.89%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (8.89%) Amazon S3
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.44%) Office 365
5 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Firewall
2 9 (20.00%) Wireless
2 9 (20.00%) VoIP
2 9 (20.00%) DNS
3 8 (17.78%) SAN
4 7 (15.56%) BGP
4 7 (15.56%) DHCP
4 7 (15.56%) MPLS
4 7 (15.56%) OSPF
4 7 (15.56%) VPN
4 7 (15.56%) VPLS
4 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (11.11%) LAN
6 4 (8.89%) WAN
6 4 (8.89%) iSCSI
7 3 (6.67%) NAS
8 2 (4.44%) SNMP
9 1 (2.22%) Network Security
9 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
2 3 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Technical Leader
4 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Server Support
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Wintel Support
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Network Support
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Server Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) X-Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Ajax
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Firmware
2 10 (22.22%) Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.67%) EqualLogic
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Replication
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) iSeries
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (84.44%) Windows
2 27 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (22.22%) UNIX
6 2 (4.44%) AIX
6 2 (4.44%) Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) ITIL
2 12 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 11 (24.44%) Capacity Management
4 9 (20.00%) BCP
4 9 (20.00%) Project Management
4 9 (20.00%) Document Management
4 9 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (17.78%) ITSM
6 7 (15.56%) Business Continuity
6 7 (15.56%) Change Control
7 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.67%) Data Security
7 3 (6.67%) Migration
8 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.44%) Coaching
9 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 12 (26.67%) SQL
3 8 (17.78%) C
4 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.44%) VBScript
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 39 (86.67%) VCP5
3 22 (48.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (31.11%) MCTS
6 13 (28.89%) MCITP
7 12 (26.67%) MCP
8 11 (24.44%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (24.44%) VCAP
9 10 (22.22%) Degree
9 10 (22.22%) CCA
10 9 (20.00%) CCNA
10 9 (20.00%) MBCS
11 8 (17.78%) CCNP
12 7 (15.56%) MCSE
13 3 (6.67%) CCEA
13 3 (6.67%) MCSA
14 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
14 1 (2.22%) SCSA
14 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (71.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 15 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 10 (22.22%) VMware ESX
5 9 (20.00%) vSphere
6 7 (15.56%) XenServer
6 7 (15.56%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (15.56%) vCloud
7 4 (8.89%) XenApp
7 4 (8.89%) XenDesktop
8 3 (6.67%) NFS
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) SCOM
2 9 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (17.78%) SCVMM
4 3 (6.67%) SCCM
5 2 (4.44%) MOM
5 2 (4.44%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.44%) WSUS
6 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
3 21 (46.67%) Cisco
4 15 (33.33%) HP
5 13 (28.89%) NetApp
5 13 (28.89%) Citrix
6 9 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 8 (17.78%) EMC
8 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
8 7 (15.56%) McAfee
9 4 (8.89%) IBM
9 4 (8.89%) Computacenter
10 3 (6.67%) Symantec
10 3 (6.67%) Sophos
11 2 (4.44%) CommVault
12 1 (2.22%) PlateSpin
12 1 (2.22%) Veeam
12 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
12 1 (2.22%) Dell
12 1 (2.22%) Hitachi
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