Period
to 22 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1094 1173 1142
Rank change year-on-year +79 -31 +96
Permanent jobs citing VCDX 23 28 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.016% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.062% 0.067% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 25
UK median annual salary £57,500 £68,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.06% -2.14% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £64,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year -34.11% -4.44% +1.89%

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 36,858 42,080 44,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.36% 23.90% 25.54%
Number of salaries quoted 26,853 32,635 35,479
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 £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 February 2019.

Salary histogram for VCDX in the UK

VCDX
Top 4 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 February 2019. 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 +110 23 £57,500 -16.06% 7
East of England +77 17 £42,500 -34.11% 1
UK excluding London +72 17 £42,500 -34.11% 7
London +43 6 £80,000 +16.79%

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 22 (95.65%) Cisco
1 22 (95.65%) CCIE
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (95.65%) Firewall
2 20 (86.96%) VMware
3 18 (78.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (78.26%) VCAP
4 17 (73.91%) SIEM
4 17 (73.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 17 (73.91%) SANS
4 17 (73.91%) Security Operations
4 17 (73.91%) Data Loss Prevention
4 17 (73.91%) Event Correlation
4 17 (73.91%) CCIE Security
4 17 (73.91%) ISSAP
4 17 (73.91%) ISSEP
4 17 (73.91%) Retail
4 17 (73.91%) RHCA
4 17 (73.91%) CSSLP
4 17 (73.91%) GCWN
4 17 (73.91%) Risk Management
4 17 (73.91%) CISSP
4 17 (73.91%) SSCP
4 17 (73.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (73.91%) RHCE
4 17 (73.91%) Red Hat
4 17 (73.91%) CCSP
4 17 (73.91%) CCNP
4 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
4 17 (73.91%) MCSE

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (21.74%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) Firewall
2 14 (60.87%) Intrusion Detection
2 14 (60.87%) Wireshark
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco Firepower
3 5 (21.74%) Network Security
4 2 (8.70%) BGP
4 2 (8.70%) BIG-IP
4 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
4 2 (8.70%) OSPF
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
5 1 (4.35%) VSAN
General
1 17 (73.91%) Retail
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Security Engineer
1 10 (43.48%) Senior Security Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Network Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) SIEM Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) SIEM Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) SOC Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) IT Architect
5 3 (13.04%) IT Security Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Security Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Service Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (60.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 14 (60.87%) Cyberthreat
1 14 (60.87%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
3 5 (21.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (13.04%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Data Loss Prevention
1 17 (73.91%) Event Correlation
1 17 (73.91%) Risk Management
1 17 (73.91%) Security Operations
1 17 (73.91%) SIEM
2 16 (69.57%) Mentoring
3 14 (60.87%) Analytics
3 14 (60.87%) Cyber Intelligence
3 14 (60.87%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 14 (60.87%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (60.87%) Information Security
3 14 (60.87%) Kalman Filter
3 14 (60.87%) Malware Reverse Engineering
3 14 (60.87%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (60.87%) Reverse Engineering
3 14 (60.87%) Threat Analysis
3 14 (60.87%) Threat Detection
3 14 (60.87%) Threat Intelligence
3 14 (60.87%) Trend Analysis
3 14 (60.87%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (95.65%) CCIE
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (78.26%) VCAP
2 18 (78.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (73.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 17 (73.91%) CCIE Security
3 17 (73.91%) CCNP
3 17 (73.91%) CCSP
3 17 (73.91%) CISSP
3 17 (73.91%) CSSLP
3 17 (73.91%) GCWN
3 17 (73.91%) ISSAP
3 17 (73.91%) ISSEP
3 17 (73.91%) MCSE
3 17 (73.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (73.91%) RHCA
3 17 (73.91%) RHCE
3 17 (73.91%) SANS
3 17 (73.91%) SSCP
4 5 (21.74%) JNCIE
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (60.87%) RSA Security Analytics
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 20 (86.96%) VMware
3 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
3 17 (73.91%) Red Hat
4 14 (60.87%) Splunk
4 14 (60.87%) Symantec
5 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
5 5 (21.74%) Palo Alto
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
7 2 (8.70%) Arista
7 2 (8.70%) F5
7 2 (8.70%) Juniper
7 2 (8.70%) Radware
8 1 (4.35%) Dell