The table below looks at the statistics for VCAP in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VCAP over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 204 189 203
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 1 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.020% 0.18% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.078% 0.65% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 0
Average salary £72,500 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.09% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -3.00%
VCAP
England

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

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1283 1229 1355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.04% 27.79% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1106 964 1172
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £28,890
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VCAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

VCAP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VCAP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VCAP across the West Midlands region.

VCAP Salary Trend in the West Midlands

VCAP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Birmingham -17 1 £72,500 +41.46%
VCAP
England

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
1 16 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 16 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (100.00%) vSphere
2 15 (93.75%) VTSP
2 15 (93.75%) NetApp
3 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (87.50%) Hyper-V
3 14 (87.50%) vCloud
4 13 (81.25%) XenDesktop
4 13 (81.25%) Citrix Certification
4 13 (81.25%) MCSE
4 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (81.25%) EMC
5 10 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (62.50%) NCDA
5 10 (62.50%) NCIE
6 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
7 8 (50.00%) CCEA
7 8 (50.00%) CCA
7 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (50.00%) CLARiiON
7 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (50.00%) WAAS
7 8 (50.00%) 3PAR
7 8 (50.00%) CCIA
7 8 (50.00%) Celerra

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (50.00%) WAAS
3 5 (31.25%) NetScaler
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Architect
2 12 (75.00%) Virtualisation Architect
3 8 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (50.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
3 8 (50.00%) Storage Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) CLARiiON
1 8 (50.00%) Celerra
2 2 (12.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Operations Management
2 2 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (93.75%) VTSP
3 13 (81.25%) Citrix Certification
3 13 (81.25%) MCSE
3 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (62.50%) NCDA
4 10 (62.50%) NCIE
5 8 (50.00%) CCEA
5 8 (50.00%) CCA
5 8 (50.00%) CCIA
5 8 (50.00%) MCTS
5 8 (50.00%) MCITP
6 5 (31.25%) VCP5
6 5 (31.25%) CCEE
7 3 (18.75%) VCDX
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (100.00%) vSphere
2 14 (87.50%) Hyper-V
2 14 (87.50%) vCloud
3 13 (81.25%) XenDesktop
4 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) XenApp
6 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) XenMobile
2 4 (25.00%) SCOrch
3 2 (12.50%) Legato
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (93.75%) NetApp
3 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
4 13 (81.25%) EMC
5 8 (50.00%) 3PAR
6 5 (31.25%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) IBM
7 2 (12.50%) Symantec
7 2 (12.50%) CommVault
8 1 (6.25%) Novell
8 1 (6.25%) Computacenter