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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 209 200 248
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +48
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 39 38 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.59% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% 4.19% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 30 31 22
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,375 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £52,500 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,750 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +7.43%
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
1118 908 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.07% 14.00% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 934 789 995
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £33,941
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +13 31 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Cheshire -11 6 £32,000 -36.00% 1
Merseyside +6 2 £32,000 -22.89%
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 55 (76.39%) Windows
2 47 (65.28%) Active Directory
3 45 (62.50%) VMware
4 44 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (59.72%) Cisco
6 41 (56.94%) Firewall
7 40 (55.56%) DNS
8 39 (54.17%) Microsoft
9 37 (51.39%) VPN
10 35 (48.61%) WAN
11 30 (41.67%) LAN
12 28 (38.89%) HP
13 25 (34.72%) Citrix
13 25 (34.72%) DHCP
14 24 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
15 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (29.17%) CCNA
17 20 (27.78%) Migration
18 18 (25.00%) NetApp
18 18 (25.00%) MS Exchange
19 17 (23.61%) Wireless
19 17 (23.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2012
20 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
20 16 (22.22%) MCSE
20 16 (22.22%) C
20 16 (22.22%) VoIP
21 15 (20.83%) Hyper-V

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 18 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
3 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.94%) IIS
5 5 (6.94%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (6.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.17%) IBM Notes
7 3 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.39%) Apache
8 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.39%) Site Server
8 1 (1.39%) Joomla!
8 1 (1.39%) Moodle
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 9 (12.50%) MS Office
2 5 (6.94%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Office 365
2 2 (2.78%) IaaS
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (56.94%) Firewall
2 40 (55.56%) DNS
3 37 (51.39%) VPN
4 35 (48.61%) WAN
5 30 (41.67%) LAN
6 25 (34.72%) DHCP
7 17 (23.61%) Wireless
8 16 (22.22%) VoIP
9 13 (18.06%) Network Security
10 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 11 (15.28%) iSCSI
12 10 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (13.89%) MPLS
13 9 (12.50%) SAN
14 7 (9.72%) DMZ
14 7 (9.72%) Internet
14 7 (9.72%) ISDN
14 7 (9.72%) PBX
14 7 (9.72%) IP Telephony
14 7 (9.72%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.94%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.94%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Support Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (12.50%) Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Architect
5 8 (11.11%) Network Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Service Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Technical Architect
6 7 (9.72%) VoIP Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Senior VoIP Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Server Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Senior Technician
10 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) CSS
1 2 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Life Science
2 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.94%) Replication
3 4 (5.56%) FlexPod
4 3 (4.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.78%) iPhone
5 2 (2.78%) Celerra
6 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.39%) VLE
6 1 (1.39%) CMDB
6 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.39%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 55 (76.39%) Windows
2 24 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (16.67%) Linux
6 11 (15.28%) Windows 7
7 9 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 5 (6.94%) UNIX
8 5 (6.94%) AIX
8 5 (6.94%) Solaris
8 5 (6.94%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.78%) CentOS
9 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.39%) Debian
10 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.39%) Android
10 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) Migration
2 10 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (9.72%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (9.72%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 6 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.94%) Validation
5 5 (6.94%) ERP
5 5 (6.94%) Line Management
6 4 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 4 (5.56%) ITIL
7 3 (4.17%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.17%) Data Management
7 3 (4.17%) Change Control
8 2 (2.78%) Network Design
8 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.39%) CRM
9 1 (1.39%) Project Management
9 1 (1.39%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 16 (22.22%) C
2 12 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (6.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (29.17%) CCNA
3 17 (23.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (22.22%) MCSE
5 10 (13.89%) CCNP
5 10 (13.89%) MCSA
6 5 (6.94%) MCSD
6 5 (6.94%) CCA
6 5 (6.94%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (6.94%) CCEA
7 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.56%) NCDA
7 4 (5.56%) NCIE
7 4 (5.56%) MCTS
7 4 (5.56%) Degree
7 4 (5.56%) MCP
8 3 (4.17%) VCAP
9 2 (2.78%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (65.28%) Active Directory
2 44 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 15 (20.83%) vSphere
4 8 (11.11%) NFS
5 7 (9.72%) Xen
6 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) WSUS
2 5 (6.94%) WMI
3 4 (5.56%) SCCM
4 3 (4.17%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.17%) SCOM
5 2 (2.78%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 45 (62.50%) VMware
2 43 (59.72%) Cisco
3 39 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 28 (38.89%) HP
5 25 (34.72%) Citrix
6 18 (25.00%) NetApp
7 14 (19.44%) Avaya
8 9 (12.50%) Juniper
8 9 (12.50%) EMC
8 9 (12.50%) ProCurve
9 6 (8.33%) WatchGuard
10 5 (6.94%) Sophos
10 5 (6.94%) Symantec
10 5 (6.94%) Veeam
11 3 (4.17%) IBM
11 3 (4.17%) CommVault
11 3 (4.17%) Siemens
12 2 (2.78%) Dell
13 1 (1.39%) Adobe
13 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
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