Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 640 507
Rank change year-on-year +31 -133 -36
Permanent jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 634 617 1,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.35% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 1.45% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 474 568 937
UK median annual salary £43,250 £42,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% +0.59% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,800
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -1.18%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 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 38,995 42,461 50,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.69% 24.43% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 28,880 32,635 40,623
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
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%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Salary trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 15 October 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 +19 592 £43,000 -2.27% 62
UK excluding London +28 388 £40,000 - 42
London +8 206 £51,750 +3.50% 21
South East +32 145 £40,000 - 10
East of England +68 95 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Midlands -5 57 £42,500 - 7
North of England +22 56 £40,000 - 14
West Midlands +12 44 £42,500 - 5
South West -23 33 £42,500 +6.25% 6
North West 0 27 £40,000 - 4
Yorkshire +32 24 £37,500 -10.71% 7
East Midlands -13 13 £32,500 -27.78% 2
Scotland -6 6 £46,000 +18.71% 1
North East -5 5 £37,500 +44.23% 3
Wales -4 1 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 634 (100.00%) VMware
2 436 (68.77%) Windows
3 427 (67.35%) Microsoft
4 387 (61.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 367 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 338 (53.31%) Active Directory
7 337 (53.15%) MCSE
8 330 (52.05%) Windows Server
9 247 (38.96%) Cisco
10 235 (37.07%) Cisco Certification
11 218 (34.38%) Microsoft Azure
12 217 (34.23%) Office 365
13 211 (33.28%) ITIL
14 209 (32.97%) Citrix
15 199 (31.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 194 (30.60%) Windows Server 2008
17 175 (27.60%) Firewall
18 168 (26.50%) SAN
18 168 (26.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 158 (24.92%) CCNA
20 148 (23.34%) vSphere
21 141 (22.24%) DNS
22 137 (21.61%) MCSA
23 135 (21.29%) Data Centre
24 128 (20.19%) Hyper-V
25 127 (20.03%) Amazon AWS
26 124 (19.56%) MS Exchange
27 123 (19.40%) CCNP
28 121 (19.09%) Linux
29 115 (18.14%) DHCP

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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
1 124 (19.56%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (5.52%) SharePoint
4 32 (5.05%) IIS
5 22 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (3.15%) OpenStack
8 19 (3.00%) Skype for Business
9 16 (2.52%) Apache
10 12 (1.89%) Confluence
11 10 (1.58%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.79%) nginx
15 3 (0.47%) lighttpd
16 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.32%) CMS
16 2 (0.32%) Commerce Server
16 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 103 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 218 (34.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 217 (34.23%) Office 365
3 127 (20.03%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (5.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (3.00%) IaaS
6 17 (2.68%) SaaS
7 15 (2.37%) GitHub
8 13 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.10%) PaaS
11 6 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.63%) Route 53
12 4 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 175 (27.60%) Firewall
2 168 (26.50%) SAN
3 141 (22.24%) DNS
4 115 (18.14%) DHCP
5 58 (9.15%) TCP/IP
5 58 (9.15%) WAN
6 57 (8.99%) LAN
7 53 (8.36%) VPN
8 44 (6.94%) NAS
9 42 (6.62%) Wireshark
10 41 (6.47%) NetScaler
11 35 (5.52%) Cisco ASA
12 33 (5.21%) Wireless
13 32 (5.05%) Cisco Nexus
14 31 (4.89%) Intrusion Detection
15 28 (4.42%) VLAN
16 27 (4.26%) VSAN
17 23 (3.63%) Remote Desktop
18 22 (3.47%) Fibre Channel
18 22 (3.47%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.26%) MySQL
4 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.47%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.16%) Big Data
9 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (4.57%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.89%) JIRA
3 9 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 77 (12.15%) Retail
2 75 (11.83%) Finance
3 19 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.21%) Banking
5 12 (1.89%) German Language
5 12 (1.89%) Italian Language
6 8 (1.26%) Electronics
7 6 (0.95%) Advertising
7 6 (0.95%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.79%) Games
8 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.47%) Billing
10 3 (0.47%) Legal
10 3 (0.47%) Marketing
11 2 (0.32%) French Language
11 2 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 141 (22.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 78 (12.30%) Architect
3 66 (10.41%) Analyst
3 66 (10.41%) VMware Engineer
4 60 (9.46%) Support Engineer
5 43 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 43 (6.78%) Technical Architect
6 41 (6.47%) Systems Engineer
7 38 (5.99%) Consultant
7 38 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 37 (5.84%) Cloud Engineer
8 37 (5.84%) IT Engineer
9 33 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
10 32 (5.05%) Technical Leader
11 29 (4.57%) Administrator
12 27 (4.26%) Cloud Architect
13 25 (3.94%) Server Engineer
14 24 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
15 23 (3.63%) Windows Engineer
16 22 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.73%) Web Services
2 10 (1.58%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.58%) LAMP
3 8 (1.26%) Flash
3 8 (1.26%) XMPP
4 4 (0.63%) Spring
5 3 (0.47%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (0.47%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.32%) .NET
6 2 (0.32%) COM
6 2 (0.32%) JSON
7 1 (0.16%) LDAP
7 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 135 (21.29%) Data Centre
2 66 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (8.20%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (6.31%) Public Cloud
5 39 (6.15%) Clustering
6 33 (5.21%) Replication
7 29 (4.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 27 (4.26%) EMC VNX
9 26 (4.10%) Driving Licence
10 23 (3.63%) Cyberthreat
10 23 (3.63%) Enterprise Storage
11 21 (3.31%) EMC VMAX
12 19 (3.00%) Management Information System
12 19 (3.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 17 (2.68%) Security Operations Centre
14 13 (2.05%) Private Cloud
15 11 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (1.26%) Computer Science
16 8 (1.26%) DataPower
17 7 (1.10%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 436 (68.77%) Windows
2 330 (52.05%) Windows Server
3 199 (31.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 194 (30.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 121 (19.09%) Linux
6 79 (12.46%) Windows 10
7 61 (9.62%) Windows 7
8 53 (8.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (7.10%) Windows 8
10 43 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (3.15%) Unix
12 17 (2.68%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.26%) CentOS
14 7 (1.10%) Android
14 7 (1.10%) HPUX
14 7 (1.10%) Solaris
15 6 (0.95%) AIX
16 5 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
18 3 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (33.28%) ITIL
2 168 (26.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 88 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (10.25%) Project Management
5 58 (9.15%) Presales
6 53 (8.36%) Mentoring
6 53 (8.36%) Risk Management
7 50 (7.89%) Customer Requirements
8 46 (7.26%) Data Loss Prevention
8 46 (7.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 46 (7.26%) Event Correlation
8 46 (7.26%) Information Security
8 46 (7.26%) Security Operations
8 46 (7.26%) SIEM
8 46 (7.26%) Time Management
9 44 (6.94%) Patch Management
10 41 (6.47%) Line Management
11 40 (6.31%) Cybersecurity
12 39 (6.15%) Service Delivery
13 38 (5.99%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 85 (13.41%) PowerShell
2 49 (7.73%) SQL
3 46 (7.26%) Python
4 20 (3.15%) Bash Shell
5 19 (3.00%) Perl
6 18 (2.84%) VBScript
7 15 (2.37%) Ruby
8 11 (1.74%) Korn
9 8 (1.26%) C
10 6 (0.95%) Java
10 6 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 387 (61.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 337 (53.15%) MCSE
3 235 (37.07%) Cisco Certification
4 158 (24.92%) CCNA
5 137 (21.61%) MCSA
6 123 (19.40%) CCNP
7 89 (14.04%) Degree
8 81 (12.78%) MCITP
9 79 (12.46%) VCAP
10 77 (12.15%) RHCE
11 72 (11.36%) CCIE
12 58 (9.15%) VCDX
13 55 (8.68%) CISSP
13 55 (8.68%) MCP
14 47 (7.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 47 (7.41%) CCSP
14 47 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
14 47 (7.41%) SANS
15 46 (7.26%) GCWN
15 46 (7.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (10.57%) SLA
2 20 (3.15%) GDPR
3 12 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.58%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.42%) COBIT
6 3 (0.47%) PMO
7 2 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 367 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 338 (53.31%) Active Directory
3 148 (23.34%) vSphere
4 128 (20.19%) Hyper-V
5 113 (17.82%) VMware ESXi
6 94 (14.83%) XenApp
7 69 (10.88%) XenDesktop
8 41 (6.47%) VMware NSX
9 35 (5.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 29 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (4.42%) vCloud
12 23 (3.63%) Docker
13 16 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
13 16 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (2.21%) Terminal Services
15 12 (1.89%) Firmware
16 8 (1.26%) BitLocker
17 7 (1.10%) KVM
17 7 (1.10%) XenServer
18 6 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 92 (14.51%) SCCM
2 40 (6.31%) SCOrch
3 35 (5.52%) Puppet
4 31 (4.89%) vCenter Server
5 30 (4.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 29 (4.57%) RSA Security Analytics
7 28 (4.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 28 (4.42%) SCOM
8 27 (4.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 25 (3.94%) Cisco CUCM
10 23 (3.63%) vRealize
11 20 (3.15%) Ansible
12 19 (3.00%) WSUS
13 17 (2.68%) Backup Exec
14 16 (2.52%) EMC VPLEX
14 16 (2.52%) PowerCLI
14 16 (2.52%) vMotion
15 12 (1.89%) Terraform
16 10 (1.58%) NetBackup
16 10 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 634 (100.00%) VMware
2 427 (67.35%) Microsoft
3 247 (38.96%) Cisco
4 209 (32.97%) Citrix
5 111 (17.51%) Red Hat
6 101 (15.93%) HP
7 81 (12.78%) EMC
8 77 (12.15%) NetApp
9 65 (10.25%) Veeam
10 58 (9.15%) Dell
11 41 (6.47%) Splunk
12 40 (6.31%) Symantec
13 36 (5.68%) CommVault
14 29 (4.57%) Google
15 27 (4.26%) Brocade
16 26 (4.10%) Juniper
17 25 (3.94%) 3PAR
17 25 (3.94%) SolarWinds
18 24 (3.79%) IBM
18 24 (3.79%) Ivanti