Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Professional 6 (VCP6)
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1074 1187 1183
Rank change year-on-year +113 -4 +133
Permanent jobs citing VCP6 66 19 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.011% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.044% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 45 13 26
UK median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +11.63% -17.31%
10th Percentile £32,000 £39,400 £41,875
90th Percentile £59,000 £68,250 £72,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year -25.00% +11.63% +10.26%

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 37,881 43,064 48,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.78% 23.97% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 27,780 33,085 38,755
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 £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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 +125 66 £47,500 -20.83% 11
UK excluding London +87 50 £45,000 -25.00% 9
South East +48 32 £52,500 +6.60% 3
London +71 16 £48,750 -22.00% 2
Midlands - 9 £37,500 - 5
North of England - 9 £32,500 - 1
East Midlands - 8 £37,500 - 2
North West - 7 £32,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £62,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 43 (65.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (60.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
5 37 (56.06%) Windows
6 36 (54.55%) MCSE
7 29 (43.94%) vSphere
8 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
8 24 (36.36%) Cisco
9 18 (27.27%) ITIL
10 17 (25.76%) Windows Server
11 15 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (22.73%) Mentoring
11 15 (22.73%) MCSA
11 15 (22.73%) Citrix
11 15 (22.73%) Firewall
12 14 (21.21%) Finance
12 14 (21.21%) Data Centre
13 13 (19.70%) DNS
14 12 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (18.18%) SAN
14 12 (18.18%) Office 365
14 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 11 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
15 11 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (16.67%) WAN
15 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 11 (16.67%) Degree
16 10 (15.15%) Amazon AWS

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 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 6 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) lighttpd
4 1 (1.52%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) Office 365
2 10 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (9.09%) IaaS
4 6 (9.09%) PaaS
4 6 (9.09%) SaaS
5 4 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (6.06%) Amazon S3
5 4 (6.06%) Route 53
5 4 (6.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) Firewall
2 13 (19.70%) DNS
3 12 (18.18%) SAN
4 11 (16.67%) WAN
5 9 (13.64%) Network Security
6 8 (12.12%) DHCP
7 7 (10.61%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (10.61%) iSCSI
8 6 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.58%) VLAN
10 4 (6.06%) BGP
10 4 (6.06%) DMVPN
10 4 (6.06%) IPsec
10 4 (6.06%) MPLS
10 4 (6.06%) SMTP
10 4 (6.06%) VPN
10 4 (6.06%) VSAN
10 4 (6.06%) VXLAN
11 3 (4.55%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) VMware Engineer
2 14 (21.21%) Senior Server Engineer
2 14 (21.21%) Server Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (12.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Network Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Professional Services Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Security Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) IT Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) LAMP
2 1 (1.52%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.52%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.15%) Public Cloud
3 7 (10.61%) Replication
4 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (6.06%) Clustering
5 4 (6.06%) e-Learning
5 4 (6.06%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.06%) Windows
2 17 (25.76%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.09%) Linux
4 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) ITIL
2 15 (22.73%) Mentoring
2 15 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (15.15%) Change Control
5 9 (13.64%) Problem Management
6 8 (12.12%) Business Continuity
6 8 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (12.12%) Network Virtualisation
7 7 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (10.61%) Mathematics
7 7 (10.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 6 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (7.58%) Incident Management
10 4 (6.06%) High Availability
10 4 (6.06%) Information Security
10 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
10 4 (6.06%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) Perl
1 5 (7.58%) Python
2 3 (4.55%) C
2 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.52%) Ruby
4 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 40 (60.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (54.55%) MCSE
4 15 (22.73%) MCSA
5 11 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (16.67%) Degree
6 10 (15.15%) CCNP
6 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
6 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
7 4 (6.06%) CCIE
8 2 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.03%) HP ASE
8 2 (3.03%) HPE ATP
8 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.03%) RHCE
8 2 (3.03%) VCP5
9 1 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.52%) NCDA
9 1 (1.52%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 43 (65.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (43.94%) vSphere
3 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 11 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (13.64%) vCloud
6 7 (10.61%) XenApp
7 6 (9.09%) NFS
8 5 (7.58%) Docker
9 4 (6.06%) DFS Replication
9 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
9 4 (6.06%) VMware NSX
9 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
10 2 (3.03%) Firmware
11 1 (1.52%) KVM
11 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) SCCM
1 6 (9.09%) SCOrch
1 6 (9.09%) vRealize
2 5 (7.58%) Kubernetes
3 4 (6.06%) Ansible
3 4 (6.06%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (6.06%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (4.55%) SCOM
4 3 (4.55%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.52%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.52%) Puppet
5 1 (1.52%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 66 (100.00%) VMware
2 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 24 (36.36%) Cisco
4 15 (22.73%) Citrix
5 7 (10.61%) Dell
6 6 (9.09%) HP
7 5 (7.58%) 3PAR
7 5 (7.58%) EqualLogic
7 5 (7.58%) Ivanti
7 5 (7.58%) Veeam
8 4 (6.06%) IBM
8 4 (6.06%) NetApp
8 4 (6.06%) Sun
8 4 (6.06%) Virgin Media
8 4 (6.06%) Zerto
9 3 (4.55%) EMC
9 3 (4.55%) F5
9 3 (4.55%) Meraki
10 1 (1.52%) Scality
10 1 (1.52%) Vyatta