Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 633 654 585
Rank change year-on-year +21 -69 +90
Permanent jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 179 383 649
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.31% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 1.44% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 160 318 555
Median annual salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,175 £30,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%

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 15,554 26,578 36,454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.55% 21.75% 24.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10,780 19,987 26,951
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 14 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 3 March 2021. 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 +47 169 £47,500 - 40
UK excluding London +92 137 £45,000 +12.50% 30
South East +113 50 £47,000 +17.50% 10
London +56 38 £55,500 -3.48% 10
Midlands +72 37 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Work from Home -75 35 £45,000 -35.71% 8
West Midlands +69 31 £37,500 -21.05% 5
North West +51 22 £57,000 +26.67% 2
North of England +45 22 £57,000 +42.50% 5
South West +9 13 £45,250 +6.47% 5
East of England +69 8 £52,500 +31.25% 3
East Midlands +33 6 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland +28 5 £50,000 +25.00%
Wales +33 2 £27,500 -24.14%

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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).

1 179 (100.00%) VMware
2 132 (73.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (69.83%) Microsoft
4 107 (59.78%) Windows
5 101 (56.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 83 (46.37%) Active Directory
7 81 (45.25%) Azure
8 75 (41.90%) Cisco Certification
9 73 (40.78%) Windows Server
10 72 (40.22%) Cisco
11 66 (36.87%) vSphere
12 64 (35.75%) MCSE
12 64 (35.75%) MCSA
12 64 (35.75%) ITIL
13 63 (35.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 61 (34.08%) Citrix
15 60 (33.52%) PowerShell
16 58 (32.40%) CCNA
16 58 (32.40%) Microsoft 365
17 57 (31.84%) Data Centre
18 54 (30.17%) VMware ESXi
19 52 (29.05%) AWS
19 52 (29.05%) Hyper-V
20 48 (26.82%) Firewall
21 46 (25.70%) DNS
22 44 (24.58%) XenApp
23 41 (22.91%) SAN
24 40 (22.35%) NetApp
25 38 (21.23%) Dell
26 37 (20.67%) 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 17 (9.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.79%) IIS
5 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.12%) Confluence
6 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (9.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 81 (45.25%) Azure
2 58 (32.40%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (29.05%) AWS
4 14 (7.82%) OpenShift
5 11 (6.15%) GCP
6 9 (5.03%) PaaS
6 9 (5.03%) SaaS
7 7 (3.91%) IaaS
8 6 (3.35%) Mimecast
9 4 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.82%) Firewall
2 46 (25.70%) DNS
3 41 (22.91%) SAN
4 37 (20.67%) DHCP
5 35 (19.55%) VSAN
6 19 (10.61%) TCP/IP
7 17 (9.50%) NAS
8 12 (6.70%) VPN
9 11 (6.15%) Internet
9 11 (6.15%) iSCSI
9 11 (6.15%) VLAN
10 10 (5.59%) Network Security
11 9 (5.03%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (4.47%) MPLS
13 7 (3.91%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (3.35%) BGP
14 6 (3.35%) Kerberos
14 6 (3.35%) LAN
14 6 (3.35%) VoIP
14 6 (3.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.12%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.56%) Subversion
2 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 20 (11.17%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.59%) Military
3 7 (3.91%) Finance
3 7 (3.91%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.68%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.68%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.68%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.12%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (29.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (17.32%) IT Engineer
3 27 (15.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 20 (11.17%) Consultant
5 16 (8.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (8.38%) Architect
6 15 (8.38%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (7.82%) Service Desk Engineer
7 14 (7.82%) Support Engineer
8 12 (6.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 12 (6.70%) Server Engineer
9 10 (5.59%) Analyst
9 10 (5.59%) Senior Consultant
10 9 (5.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (5.03%) Design Engineer
10 9 (5.03%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
10 9 (5.03%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (4.47%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (4.47%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.82%) LDAP
2 5 (2.79%) Web Services
3 2 (1.12%) WSH
4 1 (0.56%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 57 (31.84%) Data Centre
2 23 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (10.06%) Replication
4 17 (9.50%) Clustering
5 13 (7.26%) Private Cloud
6 11 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (5.59%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (3.91%) Management Information System
9 6 (3.35%) Driving Licence
10 4 (2.23%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.68%) LIMS
12 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.12%) EMC VNX
12 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
12 2 (1.12%) Fibre Optics
12 2 (1.12%) SCADA
12 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.56%) iPhone
13 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 107 (59.78%) Windows
2 73 (40.78%) Windows Server
3 37 (20.67%) Linux
4 22 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (8.38%) Windows 10
6 15 (8.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (7.82%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (4.47%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.68%) Android
9 3 (1.68%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.68%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.75%) ITIL
2 63 (35.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (19.55%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (17.32%) Service Management
5 26 (14.53%) ITIL V3
6 25 (13.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (13.41%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 20 (11.17%) Network Virtualisation
9 18 (10.06%) High Availability
10 17 (9.50%) Migration
11 15 (8.38%) eTOM
11 15 (8.38%) Server Virtualisation
12 14 (7.82%) Converged Infrastructure
12 14 (7.82%) IT Strategy
12 14 (7.82%) Load Balancing
12 14 (7.82%) Requirements Gathering
13 12 (6.70%) Presales
14 11 (6.15%) DNA
15 10 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (5.59%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 60 (33.52%) PowerShell
2 34 (18.99%) SQL
3 10 (5.59%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.03%) Python
5 8 (4.47%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.23%) VBScript
7 2 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 101 (56.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (41.90%) Cisco Certification
3 64 (35.75%) MCSA
3 64 (35.75%) MCSE
4 58 (32.40%) CCNA
5 31 (17.32%) Security Cleared
5 31 (17.32%) VCP6
6 29 (16.20%) CCNP
7 27 (15.08%) SC Cleared
8 23 (12.85%) MCITP
9 21 (11.73%) Degree
10 20 (11.17%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (8.94%) MCP
12 13 (7.26%) DV Cleared
13 12 (6.70%) NCDA
14 11 (6.15%) NCIE
15 9 (5.03%) RHCE
16 8 (4.47%) CCA
17 7 (3.91%) CISSP
18 5 (2.79%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 132 (73.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (46.37%) Active Directory
3 66 (36.87%) vSphere
4 54 (30.17%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (29.05%) Hyper-V
6 44 (24.58%) XenApp
7 30 (16.76%) XenDesktop
8 27 (15.08%) VMware NSX
9 26 (14.53%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (10.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (6.15%) vCloud
12 6 (3.35%) Firmware
13 3 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.68%) Terminal Server
14 2 (1.12%) Docker
14 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (17.88%) vRealize
2 31 (17.32%) Ansible
3 18 (10.06%) SCCM
3 18 (10.06%) Terraform
4 15 (8.38%) Kubernetes
5 14 (7.82%) HAProxy
6 13 (7.26%) Puppet
7 11 (6.15%) SCOM
8 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 4 (2.23%) Backup Exec
10 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (2.23%) WSUS
11 3 (1.68%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.68%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (1.12%) BladeLogic
12 2 (1.12%) Nagios
12 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 179 (100.00%) VMware
2 125 (69.83%) Microsoft
3 72 (40.22%) Cisco
4 61 (34.08%) Citrix
5 40 (22.35%) NetApp
6 38 (21.23%) Dell
7 32 (17.88%) Veeam
8 26 (14.53%) Red Hat
9 25 (13.97%) HP
10 23 (12.85%) IBM
11 22 (12.29%) EMC
12 21 (11.73%) F5
12 21 (11.73%) Oracle
13 16 (8.94%) SolarWinds
14 14 (7.82%) Brocade
14 14 (7.82%) Infoblox
15 10 (5.59%) Juniper
16 7 (3.91%) CheckPoint
16 7 (3.91%) McAfee
17 6 (3.35%) Symantec