Period
to 18 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VCP6 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Professional 6 (VCP6)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1019 1155 1162
Rank change year-on-year +136 +7 +98
Permanent jobs citing VCP6 66 33 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.019% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.081% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 44 24 23
UK median annual salary £49,500 £51,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% -6.82% -
10th Percentile £40,375 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,875 £68,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year +8.89% +4.05% -21.36%

VCP6 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 35,294 40,875 42,938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.61% 23.78% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25,309 30,846 33,556
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,135 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.76% +9.19% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,582 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.94% +4.90% -

VCP6
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VCP6 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VCP6.

Salary trend for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VCP6 over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Salary histogram for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VCP6 within the UK over the 6 months to 18 June 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 +134 61 £50,000 -2.44% 1
UK excluding London +68 46 £49,000 +8.89% 1
South East +64 29 £55,000 -8.33%
London +101 20 £50,000 -20.00%
North of England +47 8 £40,000 -23.81% 1
North West - 6 £42,500 - 1
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -
Midlands +31 4 £49,000 +22.50%
East Midlands +30 4 £49,000 +50.77%
Yorkshire -7 2 £38,750 -26.19%

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, IT jobs citing VCP6 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 VCP6.

1 66 (100.00%) VMware
1 66 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 52 (78.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (65.15%) Windows
4 40 (60.61%) Microsoft
5 39 (59.09%) MCSE
6 37 (56.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (46.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (42.42%) Windows Server
9 26 (39.39%) Office 365
10 25 (37.88%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (37.88%) Active Directory
11 24 (36.36%) MCSA
12 23 (34.85%) vSphere
13 22 (33.33%) ITIL
14 21 (31.82%) DNS
14 21 (31.82%) Citrix
15 20 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (28.79%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (27.27%) Cisco
18 17 (25.76%) Firewall
19 16 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
20 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
20 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
20 15 (22.73%) SAN
21 14 (21.21%) Degree
22 13 (19.70%) Linux
22 13 (19.70%) XenDesktop
22 13 (19.70%) Mentoring
23 12 (18.18%) Veeam

VCP6
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 7 (10.61%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) Apache
3 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (39.39%) Office 365
2 20 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.55%) IaaS
3 3 (4.55%) PaaS
3 3 (4.55%) SaaS
4 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.82%) DNS
2 17 (25.76%) Firewall
3 15 (22.73%) SAN
4 12 (18.18%) VSAN
5 10 (15.15%) DHCP
6 8 (12.12%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (10.61%) NAS
8 6 (9.09%) VLAN
8 6 (9.09%) WAN
9 5 (7.58%) BIG-IP
9 5 (7.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (7.58%) iSCSI
9 5 (7.58%) NetScaler
10 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
11 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (3.03%) VPN
12 1 (1.52%) Internet
12 1 (1.52%) Kerberos
12 1 (1.52%) Network Security
12 1 (1.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) MySQL
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 10 (15.15%) Aerospace
2 8 (12.12%) Finance
3 6 (9.09%) Military
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Server Engineer
2 14 (21.21%) Senior Server Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 11 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) IT Engineer
7 7 (10.61%) Citrix Engineer
7 7 (10.61%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (10.61%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (9.09%) Senior IT Engineer
8 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Project Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (4.55%) IP Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Systems Support Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) LDAP
1 1 (1.52%) OAuth
1 1 (1.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.15%) Replication
3 6 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (7.58%) Clustering
4 5 (7.58%) e-Learning
4 5 (7.58%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (7.58%) PlayStation
4 5 (7.58%) Xbox
5 4 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (6.06%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 43 (65.15%) Windows
2 31 (46.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 28 (42.42%) Windows Server
4 13 (19.70%) Linux
5 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.52%) Unix
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) ITIL
2 16 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (19.70%) Mentoring
4 12 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 11 (16.67%) Systems Engineering
6 7 (10.61%) Change Control
6 7 (10.61%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (10.61%) Incident Management
6 7 (10.61%) Mathematics
6 7 (10.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 6 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (7.58%) Active Listening
8 5 (7.58%) Data Centre Operations
8 5 (7.58%) High Availability
8 5 (7.58%) Presales
8 5 (7.58%) Project Roadmap
8 5 (7.58%) Storage Management
8 5 (7.58%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 4 (6.06%) SQL
4 3 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 52 (78.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (59.09%) MCSE
4 24 (36.36%) MCSA
5 19 (28.79%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 14 (21.21%) Degree
8 10 (15.15%) CCNP
9 9 (13.64%) CCNA
9 9 (13.64%) CISSP
9 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
10 8 (12.12%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (12.12%) DV Cleared
11 6 (9.09%) VCP5
12 5 (7.58%) RHCE
13 3 (4.55%) JNCIA
14 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (3.03%) VCAP
15 1 (1.52%) AWS Certification
15 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (56.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (37.88%) Active Directory
2 25 (37.88%) VMware ESXi
3 23 (34.85%) vSphere
4 13 (19.70%) XenDesktop
5 10 (15.15%) XenApp
6 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
7 6 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (7.58%) DFS Replication
8 5 (7.58%) vCloud
9 2 (3.03%) Firmware
9 2 (3.03%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) Backup Exec
1 8 (12.12%) SCCM
1 8 (12.12%) vCenter Server
2 6 (9.09%) Puppet
3 5 (7.58%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (7.58%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (7.58%) FortiGate
3 5 (7.58%) HAProxy
3 5 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (7.58%) SCOM
3 5 (7.58%) SCVMM
4 3 (4.55%) Nagios
4 3 (4.55%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.03%) vRealize
6 1 (1.52%) Ansible
6 1 (1.52%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (100.00%) VMware
2 40 (60.61%) Microsoft
3 21 (31.82%) Citrix
4 18 (27.27%) Cisco
5 12 (18.18%) Veeam
6 10 (15.15%) Dell
6 10 (15.15%) EqualLogic
6 10 (15.15%) Zerto
7 7 (10.61%) NetApp
8 6 (9.09%) EMC
9 5 (7.58%) Brocade
9 5 (7.58%) F5
9 5 (7.58%) IBM
9 5 (7.58%) Ivanti
9 5 (7.58%) Meraki
9 5 (7.58%) Nexenta
9 5 (7.58%) Sun
9 5 (7.58%) Virgin Media
9 5 (7.58%) Vyatta
10 3 (4.55%) SonicWALL