Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1094 1202 1189
Rank change year-on-year +108 -13 +47
Permanent jobs citing VCDX 47 4 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.002% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.009% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 20 0 32
UK median annual salary £65,000 - £72,500
10th Percentile £40,000 - £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 - £82,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 - £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 38,756 43,546 49,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.76% 24.20% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 28,674 33,468 39,514
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 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +91 47 £65,000 -
UK excluding London +111 45 £65,000 -
East of England - 40 £65,000 -
South East +20 5 - -
London - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 47 (100.00%) Cisco
1 47 (100.00%) CCIE
1 47 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 47 (100.00%) VMware
2 45 (95.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 45 (95.74%) VCAP
3 42 (89.36%) Firewall
4 40 (85.11%) GCWN
4 40 (85.11%) Retail
4 40 (85.11%) ISSAP
4 40 (85.11%) ISSEP
4 40 (85.11%) RHCA
4 40 (85.11%) Risk Management
4 40 (85.11%) SSCP
4 40 (85.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (85.11%) RHCE
4 40 (85.11%) CISSP
4 40 (85.11%) Red Hat
4 40 (85.11%) CCSP
4 40 (85.11%) CCNP
4 40 (85.11%) Microsoft
4 40 (85.11%) MCSE
4 40 (85.11%) CSSLP
4 40 (85.11%) SIEM
4 40 (85.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 40 (85.11%) SANS
4 40 (85.11%) Security Operations
4 40 (85.11%) Data Loss Prevention
4 40 (85.11%) Event Correlation
4 40 (85.11%) CCIE Security

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 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (14.89%) Google Cloud Platform
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (89.36%) Firewall
2 23 (48.94%) Intrusion Detection
2 23 (48.94%) Wireshark
3 7 (14.89%) Wireless
4 2 (4.26%) BGP
4 2 (4.26%) BIG-IP
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (4.26%) EIGRP
4 2 (4.26%) Network Security
4 2 (4.26%) OSPF
General
1 40 (85.11%) Retail
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
2 5 (10.64%) German Language
2 5 (10.64%) Italian Language
2 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) French Language
3 2 (4.26%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (4.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Architect
2 18 (38.30%) Analyst
2 18 (38.30%) SIEM Analyst
2 18 (38.30%) SIEM Engineer
2 18 (38.30%) SOC Analyst
2 18 (38.30%) SOC Engineer
3 17 (36.17%) IT Architect
3 17 (36.17%) IT Security Architect
3 17 (36.17%) Security Architect
3 17 (36.17%) Service Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Security Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Security Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Technical Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.64%) VMware Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 24 (51.06%) Data Centre
2 23 (48.94%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (48.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 23 (48.94%) Cyberthreat
2 23 (48.94%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (36.17%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (10.64%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (4.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (85.11%) Data Loss Prevention
1 40 (85.11%) Event Correlation
1 40 (85.11%) Risk Management
1 40 (85.11%) Security Operations
1 40 (85.11%) SIEM
2 25 (53.19%) Mentoring
3 23 (48.94%) Analytics
3 23 (48.94%) Computer Forensics
3 23 (48.94%) Cyber Intelligence
3 23 (48.94%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 23 (48.94%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (48.94%) Information Security
3 23 (48.94%) Kalman Filter
3 23 (48.94%) Malware Reverse Engineering
3 23 (48.94%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (48.94%) Threat Analysis
3 23 (48.94%) Threat Detection
3 23 (48.94%) Threat Intelligence
3 23 (48.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 23 (48.94%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) CCIE
1 47 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (95.74%) VCAP
2 45 (95.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 40 (85.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 40 (85.11%) CCIE Security
3 40 (85.11%) CCNP
3 40 (85.11%) CCSP
3 40 (85.11%) CISSP
3 40 (85.11%) CSSLP
3 40 (85.11%) GCWN
3 40 (85.11%) ISSAP
3 40 (85.11%) ISSEP
3 40 (85.11%) MCSE
3 40 (85.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (85.11%) RHCA
3 40 (85.11%) RHCE
3 40 (85.11%) SANS
3 40 (85.11%) SSCP
4 5 (10.64%) CCNA
System Software
1 19 (40.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (48.94%) RSA Security Analytics
2 2 (4.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) Cisco
1 47 (100.00%) VMware
2 40 (85.11%) Microsoft
2 40 (85.11%) Red Hat
3 28 (59.57%) Splunk
4 23 (48.94%) Symantec
5 7 (14.89%) F5
6 5 (10.64%) Dell
6 5 (10.64%) EMC
6 5 (10.64%) Google
6 5 (10.64%) NetApp
7 2 (4.26%) Arista
7 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix
7 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.26%) Juniper
7 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.26%) Radware