Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 656 596 497
Rank change year-on-year -60 -99 -43
Permanent jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 595 721 1,156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.41% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 1.64% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 452 643 1,026
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £31,787 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +6.25%

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 41,711 43,967 55,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.70% 24.77% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 31,072 34,129 44,553
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.64% - +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 16 July 2018.

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 13 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 16 July 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 -59 534 £45,000 - 55
UK excluding London -71 334 £41,500 +3.75% 43
London -51 199 £55,000 +10.00% 13
South East +2 134 £38,500 -3.75% 14
East of England +27 67 £42,500 -15.00% 4
North of England -30 55 £40,000 - 12
Midlands -26 47 £38,750 -8.82% 8
West Midlands +4 38 £40,000 - 7
North West -20 35 £42,000 +12.00% 6
South West -31 32 £42,500 +14.86% 4
Yorkshire -2 20 £38,750 -11.93% 6
East Midlands -19 9 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Scotland -38 2 £46,000 +15.00% 1

For the 6 months to 16 July 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).

1 595 (100.00%) VMware
2 405 (68.07%) Windows
3 350 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 341 (57.31%) Microsoft
5 313 (52.61%) Active Directory
6 303 (50.92%) Windows Server
7 296 (49.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 257 (43.19%) Microsoft Azure
9 250 (42.02%) MCSE
10 218 (36.64%) Citrix
11 213 (35.80%) Office 365
12 206 (34.62%) Cisco
13 203 (34.12%) Cisco Certification
14 184 (30.92%) Windows Server 2012
15 182 (30.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 177 (29.75%) SAN
17 175 (29.41%) ITIL
18 171 (28.74%) CCNA
19 157 (26.39%) Hyper-V
20 153 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
21 151 (25.38%) Data Centre
22 144 (24.20%) Linux
23 141 (23.70%) vSphere
24 137 (23.03%) Firewall
25 119 (20.00%) Degree
26 118 (19.83%) MS Exchange
27 115 (19.33%) Presales
28 113 (18.99%) VMware ESXi
29 110 (18.49%) Microsoft Office
30 105 (17.65%) XenApp

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
1 118 (19.83%) MS Exchange
2 42 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (5.04%) IIS
4 29 (4.87%) SharePoint
5 24 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (4.03%) OpenStack
6 18 (3.03%) Apache
7 17 (2.86%) Tomcat
8 14 (2.35%) Skype for Business
9 13 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.50%) lighttpd
12 3 (0.50%) nginx
13 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 110 (18.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 257 (43.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 213 (35.80%) Office 365
3 153 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (4.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (3.19%) SaaS
6 16 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (2.18%) IaaS
8 10 (1.68%) PaaS
9 8 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.84%) GitHub
11 4 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.17%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.17%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.17%) Route 53
13 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 177 (29.75%) SAN
2 137 (23.03%) Firewall
3 84 (14.12%) DNS
4 70 (11.76%) DHCP
5 67 (11.26%) NetScaler
6 53 (8.91%) NAS
6 53 (8.91%) VPN
7 48 (8.07%) LAN
8 47 (7.90%) WAN
9 42 (7.06%) Wireless
10 38 (6.39%) TCP/IP
11 32 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (4.54%) VSAN
13 24 (4.03%) Network Security
14 23 (3.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (3.53%) Wireshark
16 20 (3.36%) iSCSI
16 20 (3.36%) MPLS
17 18 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (2.86%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.01%) MySQL
5 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.50%) Big Data
7 3 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.18%) Jenkins
1 7 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.17%) AutoIt
General
1 88 (14.79%) Finance
2 36 (6.05%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.20%) Banking
3 25 (4.20%) Retail
4 24 (4.03%) German Language
5 22 (3.70%) Italian Language
6 9 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.18%) Legal
9 5 (0.84%) Electronics
10 4 (0.67%) Back Office
10 4 (0.67%) French Language
10 4 (0.67%) Games
10 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.50%) Marketing
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.34%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.34%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 146 (24.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 85 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 83 (13.95%) Architect
4 72 (12.10%) Technical Architect
5 67 (11.26%) Support Engineer
6 47 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 43 (7.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 40 (6.72%) Consultant
9 39 (6.55%) Cloud Engineer
9 39 (6.55%) Systems Engineer
10 35 (5.88%) IT Engineer
11 31 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
11 31 (5.21%) Analyst
11 31 (5.21%) Server Engineer
12 29 (4.87%) Cloud Architect
13 28 (4.71%) Technical Leader
14 25 (4.20%) Linux Engineer
15 24 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
16 23 (3.87%) IT Support
16 23 (3.87%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.71%) Web Services
2 13 (2.18%) Flash
3 10 (1.68%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.68%) XMPP
4 4 (0.67%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.50%) LAMP
5 3 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (0.50%) LDAP
5 3 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.34%) COM
6 2 (0.34%) JSON
7 1 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.17%) OLE
7 1 (0.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 151 (25.38%) Data Centre
2 52 (8.74%) Self-Motivation
3 38 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (6.22%) Replication
5 36 (6.05%) Public Cloud
6 32 (5.38%) Enterprise Storage
7 27 (4.54%) Computer Science
8 25 (4.20%) Driving Licence
9 24 (4.03%) Clustering
9 24 (4.03%) EMC VMAX
10 22 (3.70%) Management Information System
11 17 (2.86%) EMC VNX
12 15 (2.52%) CMDB
13 12 (2.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 10 (1.68%) DataPower
14 10 (1.68%) FlexPod
15 9 (1.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 8 (1.34%) Private Cloud
17 7 (1.18%) Virtual Team
18 6 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 405 (68.07%) Windows
2 303 (50.92%) Windows Server
3 184 (30.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 182 (30.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 144 (24.20%) Linux
6 86 (14.45%) Windows 10
7 42 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (6.55%) Windows 7
9 22 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (3.53%) Windows 8
11 19 (3.19%) Unix
12 17 (2.86%) CentOS
12 17 (2.86%) Windows XP
13 15 (2.52%) AIX
14 14 (2.35%) Android
15 8 (1.34%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (1.18%) Solaris
17 3 (0.50%) HPUX
17 3 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (29.41%) ITIL
2 115 (19.33%) Presales
3 86 (14.45%) Project Management
4 68 (11.43%) Line Management
5 66 (11.09%) Time Management
6 64 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
7 59 (9.92%) Customer Requirements
8 57 (9.58%) Service Delivery
9 50 (8.40%) Business Development
10 48 (8.07%) Application Packaging
11 47 (7.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 42 (7.06%) Migration
13 35 (5.88%) Change Management
13 35 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 35 (5.88%) DevOps
14 29 (4.87%) Network Design
14 29 (4.87%) Root Cause Analysis
15 27 (4.54%) Information Security
16 25 (4.20%) Mentoring
16 25 (4.20%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 87 (14.62%) PowerShell
2 42 (7.06%) SQL
3 32 (5.38%) Python
4 17 (2.86%) Perl
5 16 (2.69%) Ruby
6 15 (2.52%) Shell Script
7 13 (2.18%) Java
8 11 (1.85%) C
9 10 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.51%) VBScript
11 2 (0.34%) Go
12 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 296 (49.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 250 (42.02%) MCSE
3 203 (34.12%) Cisco Certification
4 171 (28.74%) CCNA
5 119 (20.00%) Degree
6 102 (17.14%) MCSA
7 82 (13.78%) CCNP
8 71 (11.93%) Citrix Certification
9 66 (11.09%) MCITP
10 63 (10.59%) MCP
11 62 (10.42%) CCA
12 60 (10.08%) VCAP
13 48 (8.07%) CCIE
14 40 (6.72%) RHCE
15 35 (5.88%) VCP6
16 33 (5.55%) EMC Certification
17 32 (5.38%) VCDX
18 29 (4.87%) Computer Science Degree
19 26 (4.37%) VCP5
20 21 (3.53%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.07%) SLA
2 19 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.69%) GDPR
4 3 (0.50%) COSHH
4 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.50%) QA
4 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.34%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 350 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 313 (52.61%) Active Directory
3 157 (26.39%) Hyper-V
4 141 (23.70%) vSphere
5 113 (18.99%) VMware ESXi
6 105 (17.65%) XenApp
7 69 (11.60%) XenDesktop
8 51 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (6.22%) Virtual Machines
9 37 (6.22%) VMware NSX
10 31 (5.21%) vCloud
11 24 (4.03%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (2.52%) Terminal Services
14 13 (2.18%) Firmware
15 10 (1.68%) Docker
16 8 (1.34%) KVM
17 7 (1.18%) Xen
18 5 (0.84%) LXC
18 5 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 88 (14.79%) SCCM
2 63 (10.59%) SCOrch
3 52 (8.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 50 (8.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 48 (8.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 38 (6.39%) vCenter Server
7 36 (6.05%) SCOM
8 24 (4.03%) Cisco CUCM
8 24 (4.03%) vRealize
9 22 (3.70%) Puppet
10 18 (3.03%) NetBackup
11 16 (2.69%) SCVMM
11 16 (2.69%) WSUS
12 15 (2.52%) vMotion
13 12 (2.02%) EMC VPLEX
14 10 (1.68%) Backup Exec
14 10 (1.68%) Cacti
14 10 (1.68%) PowerCLI
15 9 (1.51%) Ansible
15 9 (1.51%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 595 (100.00%) VMware
2 341 (57.31%) Microsoft
3 218 (36.64%) Citrix
4 206 (34.62%) Cisco
5 98 (16.47%) NetApp
6 94 (15.80%) HP
7 70 (11.76%) EMC
8 64 (10.76%) Red Hat
9 58 (9.75%) Veeam
10 52 (8.74%) Dell
11 36 (6.05%) Google
12 34 (5.71%) Apple
12 34 (5.71%) Juniper
13 32 (5.38%) F5
14 30 (5.04%) Splunk
15 29 (4.87%) CommVault
16 24 (4.03%) Avaya
16 24 (4.03%) Ivanti
17 22 (3.70%) Brocade
17 22 (3.70%) Palo Alto