Period
to 18 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VLAN over the 6 months to 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 362 401 423
Rank change year-on-year +39 +22 +10
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 449 850 994
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.52% 4.85% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 423 793 878
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,600 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

VLAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,133 17,534 21,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.39% 15.12% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,489 14,167 17,116
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in England

VLAN
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VLAN in England.

Salary trend for VLAN in England

VLAN
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing VLAN in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Salary histogram for VLAN in England

VLAN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
North of England +91 115 £40,000 +6.67% 32
London +23 94 £52,500 +8.25% 35
South East +66 73 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Midlands +56 64 £40,000 +23.08% 15
South West +41 60 £45,000 +25.87% 11
North West +84 49 £42,500 +13.33% 14
Yorkshire +54 45 £33,500 -10.67% 13
East of England +78 41 £42,500 - 3
West Midlands +30 37 £47,500 +46.15% 11
East Midlands +56 27 £37,500 +7.14% 4
North East +33 21 £40,000 +33.33% 5
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, IT jobs citing VLAN 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 across the England region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 270 (60.13%) Firewall
2 248 (55.23%) Windows
3 240 (53.45%) VMware
4 223 (49.67%) Cisco
5 219 (48.78%) Microsoft
6 218 (48.55%) DNS
7 217 (48.33%) Active Directory
8 190 (42.32%) Azure
9 174 (38.75%) VPN
10 172 (38.31%) WAN
11 169 (37.64%) Windows Server
12 168 (37.42%) Office 365
13 160 (35.63%) DHCP
14 154 (34.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 147 (32.74%) LAN
16 144 (32.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 139 (30.96%) Cisco Certification
18 122 (27.17%) TCP/IP
18 122 (27.17%) Hyper-V
19 100 (22.27%) CCNA
20 80 (17.82%) ITIL
20 80 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
21 76 (16.93%) VoIP
22 74 (16.48%) OSPF
22 74 (16.48%) PowerShell
23 72 (16.04%) MPLS
23 72 (16.04%) CCNP
24 70 (15.59%) Network Security
25 68 (15.14%) Linux
25 68 (15.14%) Wireless

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 58 (12.92%) MS Exchange
2 37 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 28 (6.24%) IIS
4 20 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (4.01%) Confluence
6 15 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (2.90%) Apache
8 6 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 190 (42.32%) Azure
2 168 (37.42%) Office 365
3 57 (12.69%) AWS
4 41 (9.13%) IaaS
5 30 (6.68%) SaaS
6 26 (5.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (5.79%) PaaS
7 24 (5.35%) Mimecast
8 20 (4.45%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.56%) Serverless
10 6 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.11%) Azure Functions
11 5 (1.11%) GCP
11 5 (1.11%) Logic Apps
12 4 (0.89%) GitHub
12 4 (0.89%) OpenDNS
13 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.67%) Cloudflare
13 3 (0.67%) G Suite
13 3 (0.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 270 (60.13%) Firewall
2 218 (48.55%) DNS
3 174 (38.75%) VPN
4 172 (38.31%) WAN
5 160 (35.63%) DHCP
6 147 (32.74%) LAN
7 122 (27.17%) TCP/IP
8 76 (16.93%) VoIP
9 74 (16.48%) OSPF
10 72 (16.04%) MPLS
11 70 (15.59%) Network Security
12 68 (15.14%) Wireless
13 62 (13.81%) BGP
14 54 (12.03%) Cisco ASA
14 54 (12.03%) Wi-Fi
15 44 (9.80%) Internet
16 41 (9.13%) SAN
17 36 (8.02%) IPv4
18 33 (7.35%) Cisco IOS
19 32 (7.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.67%) Power BI
6 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.45%) MySQL
7 1 (0.22%) Big Data
7 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (4.68%) Git (software)
2 18 (4.01%) JIRA
3 10 (2.23%) Subversion
4 8 (1.78%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.45%) Maven
7 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.22%) GitLab
General
1 39 (8.69%) Finance
2 21 (4.68%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.12%) Banking
4 12 (2.67%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.34%) Electronics
5 6 (1.34%) Law
5 6 (1.34%) Marketing
6 5 (1.11%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.11%) French Language
7 4 (0.89%) Back Office
7 4 (0.89%) Retail
8 3 (0.67%) German Language
8 3 (0.67%) Military
9 2 (0.45%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.45%) Legal
9 2 (0.45%) Publishing
9 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 124 (27.62%) Network Engineer
2 123 (27.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 61 (13.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 57 (12.69%) IT Engineer
5 55 (12.25%) Support Engineer
6 41 (9.13%) Systems Engineer
7 36 (8.02%) Senior Network Engineer
8 35 (7.80%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 27 (6.01%) Cisco Engineer
10 26 (5.79%) Analyst
11 25 (5.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 25 (5.57%) IT Support
12 24 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support
13 21 (4.68%) Infrastructure Support
13 21 (4.68%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (4.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (3.79%) IT Support Engineer
16 16 (3.56%) Security Engineer
17 15 (3.34%) Linux Engineer
18 14 (3.12%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.57%) 802.1X
2 16 (3.56%) Web Services
3 14 (3.12%) RESTful
4 11 (2.45%) YAML
5 6 (1.34%) LDAP
6 4 (0.89%) SAML
7 3 (0.67%) .NET
7 3 (0.67%) HTML
7 3 (0.67%) WSH
8 2 (0.45%) COM+
8 2 (0.45%) CSS
8 2 (0.45%) REST
8 2 (0.45%) SOAP
8 2 (0.45%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.22%) Ajax
9 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.22%) COM
9 1 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.22%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.01%) Clustering
4 24 (5.35%) Public Cloud
5 19 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (3.79%) Replication
7 12 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (2.45%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.45%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.00%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.78%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.78%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.34%) User Experience
12 4 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.67%) HP Storage
14 2 (0.45%) Private Cloud
15 1 (0.22%) Cyberthreat
15 1 (0.22%) Linux Command Line
15 1 (0.22%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 248 (55.23%) Windows
2 169 (37.64%) Windows Server
3 80 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (15.14%) Linux
5 48 (10.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 42 (9.35%) Windows 10
7 39 (8.69%) Windows Server 2019
8 35 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (6.46%) Windows 7
10 18 (4.01%) Ubuntu
11 14 (3.12%) CentOS
11 14 (3.12%) Unix
12 8 (1.78%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.34%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (1.34%) Debian
13 6 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (32.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 80 (17.82%) ITIL
3 59 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (8.69%) DevOps
6 36 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (7.57%) Migration
8 29 (6.46%) Network Monitoring
9 27 (6.01%) Project Delivery
10 24 (5.35%) Service Delivery
11 23 (5.12%) Configuration Management
11 23 (5.12%) Service Management
12 22 (4.90%) Network Design
12 22 (4.90%) Project Management
13 21 (4.68%) Mentoring
14 20 (4.45%) Network Management
14 20 (4.45%) Storage Management
15 19 (4.23%) Presales
16 18 (4.01%) Cybersecurity
16 18 (4.01%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 74 (16.48%) PowerShell
2 38 (8.46%) SQL
3 30 (6.68%) Bash Shell
4 25 (5.57%) Python
5 7 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.67%) C
6 3 (0.67%) VBScript
7 2 (0.45%) PHP
7 2 (0.45%) Tcl
7 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.22%) Go
8 1 (0.22%) Java
8 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.22%) Ruby
8 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 139 (30.96%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (22.27%) CCNA
3 72 (16.04%) CCNP
4 36 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (5.79%) Security Cleared
6 24 (5.35%) MCSE
7 19 (4.23%) Degree
8 16 (3.56%) CCIE
8 16 (3.56%) SC Cleared
9 15 (3.34%) MCSA
10 13 (2.90%) CCSA
10 13 (2.90%) MCP
11 11 (2.45%) JNCIS
12 10 (2.23%) Check Point Certification
12 10 (2.23%) JNCIA
12 10 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.00%) MCITP
14 8 (1.78%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.78%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.68%) SLA
2 9 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.45%) GDPR
5 2 (0.45%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) NCSC
6 1 (0.22%) NIST
System Software
1 217 (48.33%) Active Directory
2 154 (34.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (27.17%) Hyper-V
4 41 (9.13%) vSphere
5 30 (6.68%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (3.79%) Docker
7 15 (3.34%) Firmware
7 15 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (2.45%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.78%) KVM
10 8 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.34%) VMware Server
11 6 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (1.34%) Xen
12 5 (1.11%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.11%) NFS
12 5 (1.11%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.11%) XenApp
13 3 (0.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (9.13%) SCCM
2 26 (5.79%) Ansible
3 22 (4.90%) Puppet
4 19 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (3.56%) vCenter Server
6 10 (2.23%) SmoothWall
6 10 (2.23%) WSUS
7 8 (1.78%) FortiGate
7 8 (1.78%) Nagios
8 7 (1.56%) Terraform
9 6 (1.34%) SCOM
10 4 (0.89%) Cacti
10 4 (0.89%) Nmap
10 4 (0.89%) vMotion
11 3 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.67%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.67%) SCSM
12 2 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 240 (53.45%) VMware
2 223 (49.67%) Cisco
3 219 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 46 (10.24%) HP
5 45 (10.02%) Citrix
5 45 (10.02%) Meraki
6 39 (8.69%) CheckPoint
7 38 (8.46%) Palo Alto
8 36 (8.02%) Veeam
9 35 (7.80%) SonicWALL
10 34 (7.57%) Sophos
11 31 (6.90%) Dell
11 31 (6.90%) Juniper
12 21 (4.68%) Fortinet
13 20 (4.45%) Mitel
14 17 (3.79%) NetApp
14 17 (3.79%) SolarWinds
15 15 (3.34%) F5
15 15 (3.34%) Red Hat
16 14 (3.12%) Oracle