Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VCDX qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1091 1187 1202
Rank change year-on-year +96 +15 +77
Permanent jobs citing VCDX 65 4 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.002% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.009% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 28 0 32
UK median annual salary £53,750 - £70,000
10th Percentile £40,000 - £45,750
90th Percentile £68,325 - £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 - £72,500

VCDX 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 39,247 43,171 51,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.57% 24.43% 26.57%
Number of salaries quoted 29,146 33,158 41,557
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
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%

VCDX
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VCDX in the UK

VCDX
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VCDX in the UK

VCDX
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VCDX over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for VCDX in the UK

VCDX
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VCDX within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 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 +106 65 £53,750 - 3
UK excluding London +71 56 £40,000 - 1
East of England - 46 £40,000 - 1
South East +22 10 - -
London - 9 £68,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing VCDX 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 VCDX.

1 65 (100.00%) Cisco
1 65 (100.00%) VMware
2 62 (95.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 62 (95.38%) CCIE
2 62 (95.38%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (95.38%) VCAP
3 49 (75.38%) Retail
4 46 (70.77%) RHCA
4 46 (70.77%) GCWN
4 46 (70.77%) ISSAP
4 46 (70.77%) ISSEP
4 46 (70.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (70.77%) RHCE
4 46 (70.77%) CCSP
4 46 (70.77%) CCNP
4 46 (70.77%) Microsoft
4 46 (70.77%) MCSE
4 46 (70.77%) CISSP
4 46 (70.77%) Red Hat
4 46 (70.77%) SSCP
4 46 (70.77%) Firewall
4 46 (70.77%) SIEM
4 46 (70.77%) CSSLP
4 46 (70.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 46 (70.77%) SANS
4 46 (70.77%) Security Operations
4 46 (70.77%) Data Loss Prevention
4 46 (70.77%) Event Correlation
4 46 (70.77%) CCIE Security
5 45 (69.23%) Splunk

VCDX
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 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (29.23%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (29.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (24.62%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 46 (70.77%) Firewall
2 29 (44.62%) Intrusion Detection
2 29 (44.62%) Wireshark
3 16 (24.62%) Wireless
4 3 (4.62%) NAS
4 3 (4.62%) Network Security
4 3 (4.62%) SAN
4 3 (4.62%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
General
1 49 (75.38%) Retail
2 16 (24.62%) Banking
2 16 (24.62%) German Language
2 16 (24.62%) Italian Language
2 16 (24.62%) Telecoms
3 10 (15.38%) Finance
4 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
4 6 (9.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.08%) French Language
5 2 (3.08%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (3.08%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (53.85%) Architect
2 25 (38.46%) Analyst
3 23 (35.38%) SOC Analyst
4 22 (33.85%) SIEM Analyst
5 18 (27.69%) Cloud Architect
5 18 (27.69%) SIEM Engineer
5 18 (27.69%) SOC Engineer
6 17 (26.15%) IT Architect
6 17 (26.15%) IT Security Architect
6 17 (26.15%) Security Architect
6 17 (26.15%) Service Architect
7 16 (24.62%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 16 (24.62%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (24.62%) Technical Architect
7 16 (24.62%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 16 (24.62%) VMware Architect
8 7 (10.77%) Security Analyst
9 6 (9.23%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (9.23%) Senior Security Analyst
10 5 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (55.38%) Data Centre
2 29 (44.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 26 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (33.85%) Cyberthreat
5 17 (26.15%) Security Operations Centre
6 16 (24.62%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (70.77%) Data Loss Prevention
1 46 (70.77%) Event Correlation
1 46 (70.77%) Security Operations
1 46 (70.77%) SIEM
2 43 (66.15%) Risk Management
3 29 (44.62%) Analytics
3 29 (44.62%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (44.62%) Information Security
3 29 (44.62%) Kalman Filter
3 29 (44.62%) Trend Analysis
3 29 (44.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 29 (44.62%) Web Filtering
4 26 (40.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 26 (40.00%) Malware Reverse Engineering
4 26 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 26 (40.00%) Threat Detection
4 26 (40.00%) Threat Intelligence
5 24 (36.92%) Computer Security
6 22 (33.85%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (95.38%) CCIE
1 62 (95.38%) Cisco Certification
1 62 (95.38%) VCAP
1 62 (95.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 46 (70.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 46 (70.77%) CCIE Security
2 46 (70.77%) CCNP
2 46 (70.77%) CCSP
2 46 (70.77%) CISSP
2 46 (70.77%) CSSLP
2 46 (70.77%) GCWN
2 46 (70.77%) ISSAP
2 46 (70.77%) ISSEP
2 46 (70.77%) MCSE
2 46 (70.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (70.77%) RHCA
2 46 (70.77%) RHCE
2 46 (70.77%) SANS
2 46 (70.77%) SSCP
3 16 (24.62%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
System Software
1 24 (36.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.62%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (44.62%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 65 (100.00%) Cisco
1 65 (100.00%) VMware
2 46 (70.77%) Microsoft
2 46 (70.77%) Red Hat
3 45 (69.23%) Splunk
4 29 (44.62%) Symantec
5 19 (29.23%) EMC
6 16 (24.62%) Dell
6 16 (24.62%) F5
6 16 (24.62%) Google
6 16 (24.62%) NetApp