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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 213 191 243
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +52
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 37 53 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.78% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.09% 5.71% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 33 49 33
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +49.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £51,300 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +1.33%
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
1197 929 1159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.25% 13.68% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 789 993
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +5 31 £35,000 -30.00%
Cheshire -22 5 £37,250 -25.50% 1
Merseyside 0 1 £32,000 -22.89% 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 48 (76.19%) Windows
2 40 (63.49%) Cisco
3 39 (61.90%) Active Directory
4 37 (58.73%) Firewall
5 35 (55.56%) VMware
6 34 (53.97%) Microsoft
6 34 (53.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 32 (50.79%) DNS
8 30 (47.62%) WAN
8 30 (47.62%) VPN
9 26 (41.27%) LAN
10 22 (34.92%) HP
11 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (30.16%) DHCP
12 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (26.98%) CCNA
13 17 (26.98%) MS Exchange
13 17 (26.98%) Wireless
14 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (25.40%) Citrix
15 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
15 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (22.22%) Migration
17 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
17 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (20.63%) SharePoint
17 13 (20.63%) vSphere
18 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
18 12 (19.05%) MCSE

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 17 (26.98%) MS Exchange
2 13 (20.63%) SharePoint
2 13 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (7.94%) IIS
4 4 (6.35%) Apache
4 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (6.35%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.17%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.17%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.59%) Site Server
7 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.59%) Moodle
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.59%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
3 5 (7.94%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) IaaS
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (58.73%) Firewall
2 32 (50.79%) DNS
3 30 (47.62%) WAN
3 30 (47.62%) VPN
4 26 (41.27%) LAN
5 19 (30.16%) DHCP
6 17 (26.98%) Wireless
7 12 (19.05%) MPLS
8 11 (17.46%) VoIP
9 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
9 10 (15.87%) Network Security
9 10 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (12.70%) iSCSI
10 8 (12.70%) Internet
11 7 (11.11%) SAN
11 7 (11.11%) OSPF
12 6 (9.52%) ISDN
12 6 (9.52%) PBX
12 6 (9.52%) IP Telephony
12 6 (9.52%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.35%) MySQL
4 3 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 3 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Support Engineer
2 11 (17.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (12.70%) Network Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.52%) VoIP Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Senior VoIP Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Senior Technician
6 5 (7.94%) Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technician
8 3 (4.76%) ICT Technician
8 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) HTML
2 2 (3.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.94%) Replication
3 4 (6.35%) VLE
4 3 (4.76%) Life Science
5 2 (3.17%) Clustering
5 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.17%) Celerra
5 2 (3.17%) iPhone
6 1 (1.59%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.59%) User Experience
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.59%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 48 (76.19%) Windows
2 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 10 (15.87%) Linux
7 7 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
9 4 (6.35%) UNIX
9 4 (6.35%) AIX
9 4 (6.35%) Solaris
10 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.76%) Mac OS X
11 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (1.59%) Android
12 1 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Migration
2 8 (12.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (11.11%) ITIL
3 7 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (9.52%) Project Planning
4 6 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (7.94%) ERP
5 5 (7.94%) Validation
5 5 (7.94%) Line Management
6 4 (6.35%) Software Deployment
6 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.76%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.76%) Change Control
8 2 (3.17%) Network Design
8 2 (3.17%) Project Management
8 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.59%) DNA
9 1 (1.59%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.59%) CRM
9 1 (1.59%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 11 (17.46%) C
2 11 (17.46%) SQL
3 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.35%) PHP
5 3 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (26.98%) CCNA
3 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (19.05%) MCSE
5 9 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (14.29%) CCNP
6 7 (11.11%) MCSA
7 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.35%) Degree
8 4 (6.35%) CCA
8 4 (6.35%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (6.35%) CCEA
8 4 (6.35%) MCP
8 4 (6.35%) MCSD
9 2 (3.17%) HNC
9 2 (3.17%) HND
9 2 (3.17%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (1.59%) MCTS
10 1 (1.59%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 34 (53.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (20.63%) vSphere
4 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.94%) NFS
6 4 (6.35%) Xen
7 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.59%) XenApp
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) WSUS
2 6 (9.52%) SCCM
3 5 (7.94%) WMI
4 3 (4.76%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.17%) SCOM
6 1 (1.59%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.59%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 40 (63.49%) Cisco
2 35 (55.56%) VMware
3 34 (53.97%) Microsoft
4 22 (34.92%) HP
5 16 (25.40%) Citrix
6 12 (19.05%) NetApp
7 10 (15.87%) Avaya
7 10 (15.87%) ProCurve
8 8 (12.70%) EMC
9 6 (9.52%) WatchGuard
10 5 (7.94%) Sophos
10 5 (7.94%) Juniper
11 4 (6.35%) Oracle
11 4 (6.35%) Dell
12 3 (4.76%) Symantec
12 3 (4.76%) Veeam
13 2 (3.17%) Aerohive Networks
13 2 (3.17%) Kaspersky
13 2 (3.17%) Fortinet
13 2 (3.17%) IBM
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