Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1075 1163 1170
Rank change year-on-year +88 +7 -2
Permanent jobs citing VCAP 77 36 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.021% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.085% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 44 22 48
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -14.53%
10th Percentile £37,650 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £73,725 £83,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00% -13.04%

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 38,790 42,509 50,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.40% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 28,759 32,637 40,610
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Top 6 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 21 October 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 +73 75 £50,000 -4.76% 7
UK excluding London +73 61 £40,000 -5.88% 5
East of England - 44 £42,500 -
London +33 16 £60,000 -7.69% 2
South East +13 15 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Scotland - 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 76 (98.70%) VMware
2 72 (93.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 64 (83.12%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (80.52%) Cisco
5 55 (71.43%) CCIE
6 54 (70.13%) VCDX
7 52 (67.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 51 (66.23%) CCNP
8 51 (66.23%) MCSE
9 50 (64.94%) Microsoft
10 47 (61.04%) Firewall
10 47 (61.04%) Retail
11 45 (58.44%) RHCE
11 45 (58.44%) Red Hat
12 44 (57.14%) CISSP
12 44 (57.14%) SSCP
12 44 (57.14%) CCSP
12 44 (57.14%) ISSAP
12 44 (57.14%) ISSEP
12 44 (57.14%) GCWN
12 44 (57.14%) RHCA
12 44 (57.14%) CSSLP
12 44 (57.14%) SIEM
12 44 (57.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 44 (57.14%) SANS
12 44 (57.14%) Security Operations
12 44 (57.14%) Data Loss Prevention
12 44 (57.14%) Event Correlation
12 44 (57.14%) CCIE Security
13 43 (55.84%) Risk Management

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 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.60%) IIS
1 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.97%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (11.69%) Office 365
5 2 (2.60%) IaaS
6 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 47 (61.04%) Firewall
2 27 (35.06%) Intrusion Detection
2 27 (35.06%) Wireshark
3 11 (14.29%) Wireless
4 9 (11.69%) VSAN
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (5.19%) DNS
5 4 (5.19%) VLAN
6 3 (3.90%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.90%) SAN
7 2 (2.60%) BGP
7 2 (2.60%) DHCP
7 2 (2.60%) LAN
7 2 (2.60%) NX-OS
7 2 (2.60%) VoIP
7 2 (2.60%) WAN
8 1 (1.30%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 1 (1.30%) Network Security
8 1 (1.30%) Skype
8 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) MySQL
General
1 47 (61.04%) Retail
2 14 (18.18%) Finance
3 11 (14.29%) Banking
3 11 (14.29%) German Language
3 11 (14.29%) Italian Language
4 10 (12.99%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.60%) French Language
6 2 (2.60%) Games
6 2 (2.60%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (2.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (38.96%) Architect
2 24 (31.17%) Analyst
3 21 (27.27%) SIEM Analyst
3 21 (27.27%) SOC Analyst
4 18 (23.38%) SIEM Engineer
4 18 (23.38%) SOC Engineer
5 17 (22.08%) IT Architect
5 17 (22.08%) IT Security Architect
5 17 (22.08%) Security Architect
5 17 (22.08%) Service Architect
6 12 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (12.99%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 10 (12.99%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (12.99%) Technical Architect
7 10 (12.99%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 10 (12.99%) VMware Architect
8 7 (9.09%) PowerShell Engineer
8 7 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 30 (38.96%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (35.06%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (35.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 23 (29.87%) Cyberthreat
5 17 (22.08%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (15.58%) EMC VMAX
7 6 (7.79%) Fat Client
7 6 (7.79%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
7 6 (7.79%) Thin Client
8 4 (5.19%) EMC VNX
8 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (5.19%) Public Cloud
9 3 (3.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (2.60%) Clustering
10 2 (2.60%) EMC VNXe
11 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.78%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.09%) Linux
4 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Debian
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Unix
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (57.14%) Data Loss Prevention
1 44 (57.14%) Event Correlation
1 44 (57.14%) Security Operations
1 44 (57.14%) SIEM
2 43 (55.84%) Risk Management
3 29 (37.66%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (36.36%) Information Security
4 28 (36.36%) Mentoring
5 27 (35.06%) Analytics
5 27 (35.06%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (35.06%) Kalman Filter
5 27 (35.06%) Trend Analysis
5 27 (35.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 27 (35.06%) Web Filtering
6 26 (33.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 26 (33.77%) Malware Reverse Engineering
6 26 (33.77%) Reverse Engineering
6 26 (33.77%) Threat Detection
6 26 (33.77%) Threat Intelligence
7 23 (29.87%) Cyber Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.09%) Python
3 6 (7.79%) Bash Shell
3 6 (7.79%) Korn
3 6 (7.79%) Perl
3 6 (7.79%) Ruby
4 3 (3.90%) SQL
5 2 (2.60%) C
Qualifications
1 72 (93.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 64 (83.12%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (71.43%) CCIE
4 54 (70.13%) VCDX
5 52 (67.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (66.23%) CCNP
6 51 (66.23%) MCSE
7 45 (58.44%) RHCE
8 44 (57.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 44 (57.14%) CCIE Security
8 44 (57.14%) CCSP
8 44 (57.14%) CISSP
8 44 (57.14%) CSSLP
8 44 (57.14%) GCWN
8 44 (57.14%) ISSAP
8 44 (57.14%) ISSEP
8 44 (57.14%) RHCA
8 44 (57.14%) SANS
8 44 (57.14%) SSCP
9 17 (22.08%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (1.30%) GDPR
1 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (48.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
3 9 (11.69%) VMware NSX
4 8 (10.39%) vSphere
5 7 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (9.09%) XenApp
6 6 (7.79%) XenDesktop
7 5 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
9 3 (3.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (35.06%) RSA Security Analytics
2 9 (11.69%) SCCM
3 8 (10.39%) SCOrch
4 7 (9.09%) PowerCLI
5 3 (3.90%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.60%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.60%) EMC VPLEX
6 2 (2.60%) MOM
7 1 (1.30%) Ansible
7 1 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.30%) vRealize
7 1 (1.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 76 (98.70%) VMware
2 62 (80.52%) Cisco
3 50 (64.94%) Microsoft
4 45 (58.44%) Red Hat
5 37 (48.05%) Splunk
6 28 (36.36%) Symantec
7 14 (18.18%) EMC
7 14 (18.18%) NetApp
8 10 (12.99%) Dell
8 10 (12.99%) F5
8 10 (12.99%) Google
9 5 (6.49%) HP
10 3 (3.90%) Citrix
10 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.90%) Veeam
11 2 (2.60%) Juniper
12 1 (1.30%) Aruba
12 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.30%) Proofpoint