The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 193 200 228
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +28
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 41 49 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.75% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 4.27% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 33 46 37
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £63,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £39,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.94% -0.62%
VLAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
874 1148 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.40% 17.61% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 741 867 837
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VLAN across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VLAN
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VLAN across the North West region.

VLAN Salary Trend in the North West

VLAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VLAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

VLAN Salary Histogram in the North West

VLAN
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 24 £55,000 +80.41% 1
Cheshire +24 6 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Lancashire - 6 £27,500 -
Merseyside +9 5 £23,000 -47.42% 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing VLAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VLAN.

1 53 (66.25%) Windows
2 48 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 47 (58.75%) Active Directory
4 45 (56.25%) LAN
5 44 (55.00%) Firewall
6 38 (47.50%) WAN
7 37 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (43.75%) DNS
9 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
9 34 (42.50%) VPN
10 32 (40.00%) ITIL
11 31 (38.75%) Cisco
12 29 (36.25%) Juniper
12 29 (36.25%) DHCP
13 28 (35.00%) CCNA
14 26 (32.50%) CCNP
14 26 (32.50%) Network Security
15 24 (30.00%) TCP/IP
15 24 (30.00%) SQL Server
16 23 (28.75%) VMware
17 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
18 20 (25.00%) Data Centre
19 19 (23.75%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (22.50%) Windows 7
20 18 (22.50%) Windows 8
20 18 (22.50%) Server Virtualisation
21 17 (21.25%) Internet
22 16 (20.00%) MS Office
22 16 (20.00%) Office 365
22 16 (20.00%) Cloud Computing

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing VLAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.00%) IBM Notes
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
2 16 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (20.00%) Office 365
3 4 (5.00%) IaaS
4 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (56.25%) LAN
2 44 (55.00%) Firewall
3 38 (47.50%) WAN
4 35 (43.75%) DNS
5 34 (42.50%) VPN
6 29 (36.25%) DHCP
7 26 (32.50%) Network Security
8 24 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 17 (21.25%) Internet
10 14 (17.50%) MPLS
11 13 (16.25%) OSPF
12 11 (13.75%) Wireless
13 10 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (12.50%) Junos
14 9 (11.25%) BGP
14 9 (11.25%) Ethernet
15 8 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
15 8 (10.00%) SSL
15 8 (10.00%) WLAN
16 6 (7.50%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Legal
3 2 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (17.50%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Analyst
2 11 (13.75%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) Windows Specialist
5 7 (8.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Support
5 7 (8.75%) IT Support
5 7 (8.75%) Security Specialist
5 7 (8.75%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) IT Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Security Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Server Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.75%) WAP
2 3 (3.75%) XMPP
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.75%) AS400
4 3 (3.75%) iSeries
4 3 (3.75%) PDA
5 2 (2.50%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.25%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.25%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.25%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 53 (66.25%) Windows
2 48 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (22.50%) Windows 7
3 18 (22.50%) Windows 8
4 16 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (5.00%) Linux
10 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.25%) CentOS
11 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.25%) Unix
11 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.00%) ITIL
2 18 (22.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 13 (16.25%) Load Balancing
4 11 (13.75%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (12.50%) Change Management
5 10 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 9 (11.25%) SIEM
7 8 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (10.00%) Information Security
7 8 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (7.50%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.25%) Migration
9 5 (6.25%) Network Management
10 4 (5.00%) Data Management
10 4 (5.00%) Presales
11 3 (3.75%) Network Design
11 3 (3.75%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) C
3 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.25%) C#
4 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (35.00%) CCNA
3 26 (32.50%) CCNP
4 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (13.75%) MCSE
6 7 (8.75%) CCIE
7 6 (7.50%) MCTS
8 5 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (5.00%) CISSP
9 4 (5.00%) MCSA
9 4 (5.00%) NCDA
10 3 (3.75%) MCP
11 2 (2.50%) CCSP
11 2 (2.50%) CEH
11 2 (2.50%) Degree
12 1 (1.25%) CCA
12 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.25%) MCITP
12 1 (1.25%) NCIE
12 1 (1.25%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (58.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.25%) vSphere
5 4 (5.00%) XenApp
6 3 (3.75%) Firmware
6 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.50%) vCloud
8 1 (1.25%) NFS
8 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.50%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) SCOM
2 2 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 31 (38.75%) Cisco
3 29 (36.25%) Juniper
4 23 (28.75%) VMware
5 13 (16.25%) CheckPoint
5 13 (16.25%) Citrix
5 13 (16.25%) Intel Security
6 11 (13.75%) Veeam
7 8 (10.00%) HP
7 8 (10.00%) Symantec
8 6 (7.50%) Brocade
8 6 (7.50%) F5
9 5 (6.25%) NetApp
9 5 (6.25%) NetScout
9 5 (6.25%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.00%) IronPort
10 4 (5.00%) Lotus
11 3 (3.75%) Infor
11 3 (3.75%) Riverbed
11 3 (3.75%) ScanSafe
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