Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VCAP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1059 1188 1168
Rank change year-on-year +129 -20 +14
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 85 30 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.017% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.070% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 56 17 47
UK median annual salary £43,250 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.62% +1.94% -10.43%
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £72,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,250 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -17.62% +5.00% -14.53%

VCAP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 37,929 42,667 47,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.81% 23.94% 26.09%
Number of salaries quoted 27,796 32,811 38,275
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.98%

VCAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VCAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VCAP over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP within the UK over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +121 83 £43,250 -17.62% 2
UK excluding London +103 72 £43,250 -17.62% 2
East of England +63 41 £65,000 +0.78% 1
London +52 13 £60,000 +14.29%
South East +34 13 £43,500 +2.35%
West Midlands +51 11 £43,250 -
Midlands +36 11 £43,250 - 1
North of England +33 5 £35,000 -44.00%
North West - 5 £35,000 -
Scotland - 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT jobs citing VCAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for VCAP.

1 84 (98.82%) VMware
2 81 (95.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 70 (82.35%) Cisco
4 69 (81.18%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (69.41%) CCNP
6 57 (67.06%) Microsoft
7 56 (65.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 47 (55.29%) Firewall
8 47 (55.29%) MCSE
9 44 (51.76%) CCIE
9 44 (51.76%) VCDX
10 43 (50.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 42 (49.41%) RHCE
11 42 (49.41%) Red Hat
12 41 (48.24%) CISSP
12 41 (48.24%) SSCP
12 41 (48.24%) CCSP
12 41 (48.24%) ISSAP
12 41 (48.24%) ISSEP
12 41 (48.24%) Risk Management
12 41 (48.24%) GCWN
12 41 (48.24%) Retail
12 41 (48.24%) RHCA
12 41 (48.24%) CSSLP
12 41 (48.24%) SIEM
12 41 (48.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 41 (48.24%) SANS
12 41 (48.24%) Security Operations
12 41 (48.24%) Data Loss Prevention
12 41 (48.24%) Event Correlation

VCAP
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (15.29%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.94%) IIS
2 11 (12.94%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.41%) Office 365
4 4 (4.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.35%) IaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 47 (55.29%) Firewall
2 24 (28.24%) Intrusion Detection
2 24 (28.24%) Wireshark
3 14 (16.47%) LAN
3 14 (16.47%) WAN
4 13 (15.29%) VLAN
5 11 (12.94%) VSAN
6 9 (10.59%) SAN
7 5 (5.88%) DNS
7 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (4.71%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.53%) DHCP
9 3 (3.53%) Wireless
10 2 (2.35%) NX-OS
11 1 (1.18%) BGP
11 1 (1.18%) Gigabit Ethernet
11 1 (1.18%) Skype
11 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) MySQL
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 41 (48.24%) Retail
2 8 (9.41%) Finance
3 5 (5.88%) Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Games
5 2 (2.35%) German Language
5 2 (2.35%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.18%) French Language
6 1 (1.18%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (28.24%) Architect
2 21 (24.71%) Analyst
3 19 (22.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (21.18%) SIEM Analyst
4 18 (21.18%) SIEM Engineer
4 18 (21.18%) SOC Analyst
4 18 (21.18%) SOC Engineer
5 17 (20.00%) IT Architect
5 17 (20.00%) IT Security Architect
5 17 (20.00%) Security Architect
5 17 (20.00%) Service Architect
6 14 (16.47%) VMware Engineer
7 13 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (12.94%) Infrastructure Support
9 7 (8.24%) PowerShell Engineer
10 6 (7.06%) Security Engineer
10 6 (7.06%) Senior Security Engineer
11 4 (4.71%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 4 (4.71%) NetApp Engineer
11 4 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (42.35%) Data Centre
2 27 (31.76%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (28.24%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (28.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 24 (28.24%) Cyberthreat
4 17 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 14 (16.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (14.12%) Clustering
7 6 (7.06%) Fat Client
7 6 (7.06%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (7.06%) Thin Client
8 5 (5.88%) EMC VNX
8 5 (5.88%) FlexPod
8 5 (5.88%) Public Cloud
9 4 (4.71%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
10 3 (3.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (2.35%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.76%) Windows
2 23 (27.06%) Windows Server
3 18 (21.18%) Linux
4 5 (5.88%) Data ONTAP
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.35%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.18%) Debian
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.24%) Data Loss Prevention
1 41 (48.24%) Event Correlation
1 41 (48.24%) Risk Management
1 41 (48.24%) Security Operations
1 41 (48.24%) SIEM
2 31 (36.47%) Mentoring
3 26 (30.59%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (29.41%) Information Security
5 24 (28.24%) Computer Forensics
5 24 (28.24%) Cyber Intelligence
5 24 (28.24%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 24 (28.24%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (28.24%) Kalman Filter
5 24 (28.24%) Malware Reverse Engineering
5 24 (28.24%) Threat Analysis
5 24 (28.24%) Threat Detection
5 24 (28.24%) Threat Intelligence
5 24 (28.24%) Trend Analysis
5 24 (28.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 24 (28.24%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) SQL
2 12 (14.12%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.59%) Python
4 8 (9.41%) Bash Shell
5 6 (7.06%) Korn
5 6 (7.06%) Perl
5 6 (7.06%) Ruby
6 2 (2.35%) C
Qualifications
1 81 (95.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 69 (81.18%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (69.41%) CCNP
4 56 (65.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (55.29%) MCSE
6 44 (51.76%) CCIE
6 44 (51.76%) VCDX
7 42 (49.41%) RHCE
8 41 (48.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 41 (48.24%) CCIE Security
8 41 (48.24%) CCSP
8 41 (48.24%) CISSP
8 41 (48.24%) CSSLP
8 41 (48.24%) GCWN
8 41 (48.24%) ISSAP
8 41 (48.24%) ISSEP
8 41 (48.24%) RHCA
8 41 (48.24%) SANS
8 41 (48.24%) SSCP
9 25 (29.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 43 (50.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.12%) Active Directory
3 10 (11.76%) VMware NSX
3 10 (11.76%) vSphere
4 9 (10.59%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (9.41%) Hyper-V
5 8 (9.41%) XenApp
6 7 (8.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (8.24%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (28.24%) RSA Security Analytics
2 9 (10.59%) Linux-HA
2 9 (10.59%) PowerCLI
3 8 (9.41%) SCCM
4 7 (8.24%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.53%) Ansible
5 3 (3.53%) vCenter Server
5 3 (3.53%) vRealize
5 3 (3.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.35%) EMC VPLEX
6 2 (2.35%) MOM
6 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.35%) Puppet
6 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 84 (98.82%) VMware
2 70 (82.35%) Cisco
3 57 (67.06%) Microsoft
4 42 (49.41%) Red Hat
5 28 (32.94%) Symantec
6 26 (30.59%) Splunk
7 18 (21.18%) HP
8 16 (18.82%) Citrix
9 12 (14.12%) NetApp
10 9 (10.59%) EMC
11 8 (9.41%) Veeam
12 4 (4.71%) Dell
12 4 (4.71%) Google
12 4 (4.71%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.35%) F5
13 2 (2.35%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.35%) Proofpoint
14 1 (1.18%) Arista
14 1 (1.18%) Aruba
14 1 (1.18%) Palo Alto