Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 581 648 543
Rank change year-on-year +67 -105 -58
Permanent jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 682 637 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.36% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 1.48% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 526 574 814
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £30,750 £32,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 37,899 42,909 47,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.83% 23.95% 26.08%
Number of salaries quoted 27,744 33,026 38,279
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% - +1.19%

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 18 December 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 18 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 +87 657 £43,250 +1.76% 83
UK excluding London +73 458 £40,000 - 68
London +34 204 £52,500 +5.00% 15
South East -1 121 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Midlands +50 120 £42,500 +6.25% 19
North of England +88 96 £35,000 -6.67% 17
East of England +76 84 £45,000 -10.00% 10
West Midlands +27 75 £43,250 +8.13% 12
East Midlands +58 45 £38,500 -3.75% 7
Yorkshire +65 41 £22,000 -47.93% 6
North West +39 38 £38,750 +3.33% 8
South West 0 30 £60,000 +50.00% 11
North East +19 17 £35,000 +34.62% 3
Scotland +9 6 £46,000 +46.03%
Wales -21 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 December 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).

1 682 (100.00%) VMware
2 470 (68.91%) Microsoft
3 446 (65.40%) Windows
4 445 (65.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 421 (61.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 396 (58.06%) MCSE
7 348 (51.03%) Active Directory
8 332 (48.68%) Windows Server
9 305 (44.72%) Cisco
10 271 (39.74%) Cisco Certification
11 240 (35.19%) Citrix
12 211 (30.94%) ITIL
13 199 (29.18%) Microsoft Azure
14 193 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
15 185 (27.13%) Office 365
16 184 (26.98%) CCNA
17 183 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
18 177 (25.95%) Firewall
19 170 (24.93%) Data Centre
20 167 (24.49%) DNS
20 167 (24.49%) vSphere
21 154 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 152 (22.29%) SAN
23 141 (20.67%) HP
24 140 (20.53%) MCSA
25 139 (20.38%) CCNP
26 131 (19.21%) MS Exchange
27 129 (18.91%) DHCP
28 125 (18.33%) Linux
29 124 (18.18%) Hyper-V

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
1 131 (19.21%) MS Exchange
2 45 (6.60%) SharePoint
3 37 (5.43%) IIS
4 33 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (4.11%) Skype for Business
6 26 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.05%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.91%) Apache
10 12 (1.76%) Confluence
11 6 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.88%) CMS
11 6 (0.88%) Commerce Server
11 6 (0.88%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.44%) nginx
13 3 (0.44%) SAS
14 1 (0.15%) lighttpd
Applications
1 81 (11.88%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.44%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 199 (29.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 185 (27.13%) Office 365
3 115 (16.86%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (4.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (3.96%) IaaS
6 23 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (2.79%) SaaS
8 18 (2.64%) GitHub
9 10 (1.47%) PaaS
10 7 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.59%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.59%) Route 53
12 4 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 177 (25.95%) Firewall
2 167 (24.49%) DNS
3 152 (22.29%) SAN
4 129 (18.91%) DHCP
5 87 (12.76%) TCP/IP
6 80 (11.73%) WAN
7 73 (10.70%) LAN
8 53 (7.77%) Wireless
9 52 (7.62%) VPN
10 49 (7.18%) VLAN
11 48 (7.04%) VoIP
12 38 (5.57%) Fibre Channel
13 34 (4.99%) VSAN
14 33 (4.84%) NAS
15 29 (4.25%) Cisco Nexus
15 29 (4.25%) Wireshark
16 28 (4.11%) iSCSI
17 26 (3.81%) ADSL
18 25 (3.67%) Broadband
18 25 (3.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.49%) MySQL
3 14 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (4.84%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.76%) JIRA
4 6 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 80 (11.73%) Retail
2 74 (10.85%) Finance
3 9 (1.32%) Billing
3 9 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.17%) Electronics
5 6 (0.88%) Advertising
5 6 (0.88%) Banking
5 6 (0.88%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.44%) Legal
7 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.29%) Games
7 2 (0.29%) German Language
7 2 (0.29%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.15%) French Language
8 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.15%) Military
8 1 (0.15%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 140 (20.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 87 (12.76%) Analyst
3 78 (11.44%) VMware Engineer
4 69 (10.12%) Architect
5 51 (7.48%) Consultant
5 51 (7.48%) Systems Engineer
6 45 (6.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 41 (6.01%) Support Engineer
8 39 (5.72%) Technical Support
9 37 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 32 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
10 32 (4.69%) Administrator
10 32 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
10 32 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (3.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 27 (3.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (3.96%) Technical Architect
11 27 (3.96%) Technical Leader
11 27 (3.96%) Technical Support Analyst
12 26 (3.81%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.67%) Web Services
2 11 (1.61%) LAMP
3 6 (0.88%) .NET
3 6 (0.88%) Spring
4 4 (0.59%) Flash
5 2 (0.29%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.15%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.15%) LDAP
6 1 (0.15%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.15%) REST
6 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 170 (24.93%) Data Centre
2 73 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (9.09%) Clustering
4 53 (7.77%) Public Cloud
5 45 (6.60%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (4.99%) Replication
7 31 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
8 26 (3.81%) EMC VNX
8 26 (3.81%) Management Information System
9 24 (3.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 24 (3.52%) Cyberthreat
10 17 (2.49%) Security Operations Centre
10 17 (2.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 16 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (2.05%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (1.61%) EMC VMAX
14 11 (1.61%) Private Cloud
15 10 (1.47%) Client/Server
15 10 (1.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 446 (65.40%) Windows
2 332 (48.68%) Windows Server
3 193 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 183 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (18.33%) Linux
6 61 (8.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 58 (8.50%) Windows 7
8 56 (8.21%) Windows 10
9 46 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (6.60%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.20%) Unix
12 11 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
12 11 (1.61%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.32%) VMS
14 8 (1.17%) AIX
14 8 (1.17%) CentOS
15 7 (1.03%) Solaris
15 7 (1.03%) Windows 2000
15 7 (1.03%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (30.94%) ITIL
2 154 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 94 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
4 75 (11.00%) Mentoring
5 73 (10.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 55 (8.06%) Project Management
6 55 (8.06%) Risk Management
7 51 (7.48%) Presales
8 48 (7.04%) Patch Management
9 44 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
10 42 (6.16%) Load Balancing
11 41 (6.01%) Data Loss Prevention
11 41 (6.01%) Event Correlation
11 41 (6.01%) Security Operations
11 41 (6.01%) Service Management
11 41 (6.01%) SIEM
12 40 (5.87%) Change Management
13 38 (5.57%) Cybersecurity
14 37 (5.43%) Information Security
14 37 (5.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 79 (11.58%) PowerShell
2 72 (10.56%) SQL
3 45 (6.60%) Python
4 21 (3.08%) Bash Shell
5 20 (2.93%) VBScript
6 13 (1.91%) Perl
7 12 (1.76%) C
8 11 (1.61%) Korn
9 9 (1.32%) Ruby
9 9 (1.32%) VB
10 6 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.29%) Java
11 2 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 445 (65.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 396 (58.06%) MCSE
3 271 (39.74%) Cisco Certification
4 184 (26.98%) CCNA
5 140 (20.53%) MCSA
6 139 (20.38%) CCNP
7 107 (15.69%) MCITP
8 82 (12.02%) RHCE
9 81 (11.88%) VCAP
10 68 (9.97%) VCP6
11 61 (8.94%) Degree
12 51 (7.48%) CCIE
13 50 (7.33%) CISSP
14 49 (7.18%) MCP
15 44 (6.45%) VCDX
16 42 (6.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 42 (6.16%) CCSP
16 42 (6.16%) SANS
17 41 (6.01%) CCIE Security
17 41 (6.01%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (10.26%) SLA
2 30 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.93%) ISO 9001
4 15 (2.20%) GDPR
5 12 (1.76%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.32%) COBIT
7 3 (0.44%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) QA
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 421 (61.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 348 (51.03%) Active Directory
3 167 (24.49%) vSphere
4 124 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 122 (17.89%) VMware ESXi
6 73 (10.70%) XenApp
7 56 (8.21%) XenDesktop
8 40 (5.87%) VMware NSX
9 26 (3.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (3.81%) vCloud
10 25 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (3.37%) Docker
12 16 (2.35%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (2.05%) XenServer
14 13 (1.91%) NFS
14 13 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (1.76%) BitLocker
16 10 (1.47%) Terminal Services
17 7 (1.03%) LXC
18 6 (0.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 88 (12.90%) SCCM
2 54 (7.92%) vCenter Server
3 37 (5.43%) Puppet
3 37 (5.43%) SCOrch
4 33 (4.84%) SCOM
5 29 (4.25%) Ansible
5 29 (4.25%) vRealize
6 25 (3.67%) WSUS
7 24 (3.52%) RSA Security Analytics
8 22 (3.23%) Backup Exec
8 22 (3.23%) PowerCLI
9 15 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (2.20%) vMotion
10 14 (2.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 14 (2.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 14 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (1.76%) NetBackup
11 12 (1.76%) Terraform
12 11 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (1.47%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 682 (100.00%) VMware
2 470 (68.91%) Microsoft
3 305 (44.72%) Cisco
4 240 (35.19%) Citrix
5 141 (20.67%) HP
6 96 (14.08%) NetApp
6 96 (14.08%) Red Hat
7 81 (11.88%) EMC
8 79 (11.58%) Dell
9 73 (10.70%) Veeam
10 37 (5.43%) Nimble Storage
11 36 (5.28%) Symantec
12 28 (4.11%) 3PAR
13 27 (3.96%) IBM
13 27 (3.96%) Meraki
14 26 (3.81%) Splunk
15 25 (3.67%) Aruba
16 24 (3.52%) Brocade
16 24 (3.52%) CommVault
16 24 (3.52%) Polycom