Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1085 1146 1203
Rank change year-on-year +61 +57 +27
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 84 51 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.029% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 46 32 50
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -13.79%
10th Percentile £33,625 £32,875 £38,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,725 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00% -4.76%

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 40,078 43,403 53,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 24.53% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 29,795 33,354 43,162
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Top 8 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 16 August 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 +71 79 £55,000 +10.00% 6
UK excluding London +59 60 £40,000 -5.88% 4
East of England - 35 £40,000 - 1
London +35 22 £65,000 - 2
South East -10 20 £50,000 +17.65%
Scotland - 3 £28,500 -
North of England +23 2 £36,750 +5.00% 1
North West +9 2 £36,750 +5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 81 (96.43%) VMware
2 76 (90.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 68 (80.95%) Cisco
4 65 (77.38%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (65.48%) VCDX
6 53 (63.10%) CCIE
7 47 (55.95%) Microsoft
7 47 (55.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 43 (51.19%) MCSE
9 41 (48.81%) CCNP
9 41 (48.81%) Splunk
10 39 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 38 (45.24%) Retail
12 36 (42.86%) Firewall
13 35 (41.67%) Data Centre
13 35 (41.67%) Data Loss Prevention
14 34 (40.48%) Event Correlation
14 34 (40.48%) Security Operations
14 34 (40.48%) CCIE Security
14 34 (40.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 34 (40.48%) SANS
14 34 (40.48%) CSSLP
14 34 (40.48%) SIEM
14 34 (40.48%) GCWN
14 34 (40.48%) ISSAP
14 34 (40.48%) ISSEP
14 34 (40.48%) RHCA
14 34 (40.48%) CCSP
14 34 (40.48%) RHCE
14 34 (40.48%) CISSP

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 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.38%) IIS
3 2 (2.38%) JBoss
3 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (22.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (10.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (42.86%) Firewall
2 22 (26.19%) Intrusion Detection
2 22 (26.19%) Wireshark
3 19 (22.62%) Wireless
4 11 (13.10%) VSAN
5 6 (7.14%) SAN
6 5 (5.95%) BGP
6 5 (5.95%) LAN
6 5 (5.95%) Network Security
6 5 (5.95%) WAN
7 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.38%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.38%) VLAN
8 2 (2.38%) VoIP
8 2 (2.38%) VPN
9 1 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.19%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) MySQL
1 2 (2.38%) SAP HANA
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 38 (45.24%) Retail
2 24 (28.57%) Finance
3 23 (27.38%) German Language
3 23 (27.38%) Italian Language
4 19 (22.62%) Banking
4 19 (22.62%) Telecoms
5 8 (9.52%) Manufacturing
5 8 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.38%) French Language
6 2 (2.38%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (2.38%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (36.90%) Architect
2 23 (27.38%) Analyst
3 20 (23.81%) SOC Analyst
4 19 (22.62%) Cloud Architect
4 19 (22.62%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 19 (22.62%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (22.62%) Technical Architect
4 19 (22.62%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 19 (22.62%) VMware Architect
5 17 (20.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (20.24%) SIEM Analyst
6 13 (15.48%) SIEM Engineer
6 13 (15.48%) SOC Engineer
7 12 (14.29%) IT Architect
7 12 (14.29%) IT Security Architect
7 12 (14.29%) Security Architect
7 12 (14.29%) Service Architect
8 10 (11.90%) VMware Engineer
9 9 (10.71%) PowerShell Engineer
9 9 (10.71%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) Web Services
2 2 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (1.19%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 35 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 24 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (27.38%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (26.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 19 (22.62%) EMC VMAX
6 13 (15.48%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 12 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.57%) EMC VNX
10 2 (2.38%) Blog
10 2 (2.38%) Clustering
10 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
10 2 (2.38%) Replication
11 1 (1.19%) FlexPod
11 1 (1.19%) HP Storage
11 1 (1.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.76%) Windows
2 12 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.14%) Linux
4 5 (5.95%) Unix
4 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.67%) Data Loss Prevention
2 34 (40.48%) Event Correlation
2 34 (40.48%) Security Operations
2 34 (40.48%) SIEM
3 29 (34.52%) Risk Management
4 22 (26.19%) Analytics
4 22 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (26.19%) Information Security
4 22 (26.19%) Kalman Filter
4 22 (26.19%) Network Design
4 22 (26.19%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (26.19%) Trend Analysis
4 22 (26.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 22 (26.19%) Web Filtering
5 21 (25.00%) Computer Security
6 20 (23.81%) Decision-Making
7 19 (22.62%) Presales
7 19 (22.62%) Technical Architecture
8 18 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 17 (20.24%) Malware Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.38%) SQL
3 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 76 (90.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 65 (77.38%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (65.48%) VCDX
4 53 (63.10%) CCIE
5 47 (55.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (51.19%) MCSE
7 41 (48.81%) CCNP
8 34 (40.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 34 (40.48%) CCIE Security
8 34 (40.48%) CCSP
8 34 (40.48%) CISSP
8 34 (40.48%) CSSLP
8 34 (40.48%) GCWN
8 34 (40.48%) ISSAP
8 34 (40.48%) ISSEP
8 34 (40.48%) RHCA
8 34 (40.48%) RHCE
8 34 (40.48%) SANS
8 34 (40.48%) SSCP
9 31 (36.90%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) GDPR
1 5 (5.95%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (20.24%) Active Directory
3 13 (15.48%) VMware NSX
3 13 (15.48%) vSphere
4 9 (10.71%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.57%) XenApp
8 1 (1.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (26.19%) RSA Security Analytics
2 10 (11.90%) SCCM
2 10 (11.90%) SCOrch
3 7 (8.33%) PowerCLI
4 3 (3.57%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.38%) vRealize
6 1 (1.19%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.19%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 81 (96.43%) VMware
2 68 (80.95%) Cisco
3 47 (55.95%) Microsoft
4 41 (48.81%) Splunk
5 34 (40.48%) Red Hat
6 26 (30.95%) NetApp
7 25 (29.76%) EMC
8 22 (26.19%) Symantec
9 19 (22.62%) Dell
9 19 (22.62%) F5
9 19 (22.62%) Google
10 7 (8.33%) Citrix
11 6 (7.14%) HP
12 2 (2.38%) Juniper
12 2 (2.38%) Meraki
12 2 (2.38%) Oracle
12 2 (2.38%) SAP
12 2 (2.38%) Veeam
13 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds