Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 460 384 428
Rank change year-on-year -76 +44 +38
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 673 371 875
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.73% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.63% 4.79% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 567 313 773
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,900 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -5.88%
75th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -5.88%

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 14,527 7,738 19,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.10% 15.19% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 10,123 6,371 15,506
10th Percentile £27,250 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -30 190 £37,500 -6.25% 38
London -149 159 £51,250 -6.82% 48
South East -64 148 £39,250 -7.65% 30
Yorkshire -12 108 £41,500 +27.69% 20
Midlands -94 83 £42,500 +8.97% 17
North West -81 62 £32,500 -23.53% 12
South West -62 48 £42,500 +6.25% 16
West Midlands -84 47 £46,250 +6.94% 9
East of England -88 41 £45,000 +5.88% 16
East Midlands -55 34 £40,000 +6.67% 7
North East -11 20 £32,500 -40.91% 6
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 401 (59.58%) Firewall
2 357 (53.05%) DNS
3 353 (52.45%) Windows
4 342 (50.82%) Active Directory
5 341 (50.67%) Microsoft
6 336 (49.93%) DHCP
7 307 (45.62%) Azure
8 304 (45.17%) Microsoft 365
9 290 (43.09%) VMware
10 268 (39.82%) Social Skills
11 253 (37.59%) Cisco
12 248 (36.85%) VPN
12 248 (36.85%) Windows Server
13 229 (34.03%) WAN
14 209 (31.05%) TCP/IP
15 208 (30.91%) LAN
16 202 (30.01%) VMware Infrastructure
17 169 (25.11%) Hyper-V
18 166 (24.67%) Cisco Certification
19 164 (24.37%) Wireless
20 134 (19.91%) CCNA
21 130 (19.32%) PowerShell
21 130 (19.32%) Windows 10
22 120 (17.83%) ITIL
23 116 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
24 113 (16.79%) MPLS
25 110 (16.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 108 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
27 107 (15.90%) AWS
28 102 (15.16%) Windows Server 2019

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 87 (12.93%) SharePoint
2 81 (12.04%) MS Exchange
3 57 (8.47%) IIS
4 27 (4.01%) Confluence
5 16 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.63%) WordPress
7 9 (1.34%) CMS
7 9 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (1.34%) Umbraco
8 8 (1.19%) Apache
8 8 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.89%) nginx
9 6 (0.89%) SAS
10 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.59%) Apache Pulsar
11 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.15%) CloudStack
Applications
1 108 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.34%) Sage 200
2 5 (0.74%) Unica
3 3 (0.45%) FastStats
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 307 (45.62%) Azure
2 304 (45.17%) Microsoft 365
3 107 (15.90%) AWS
4 64 (9.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (7.28%) IaaS
6 40 (5.94%) OneDrive
7 31 (4.61%) Mimecast
8 29 (4.31%) SaaS
9 27 (4.01%) PaaS
10 21 (3.12%) GCP
11 11 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.49%) Power Platform
12 10 (1.49%) PowerApps
13 8 (1.19%) Google Workspace
14 7 (1.04%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.89%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.89%) Azure Sentinel
16 5 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 401 (59.58%) Firewall
2 357 (53.05%) DNS
3 336 (49.93%) DHCP
4 248 (36.85%) VPN
5 229 (34.03%) WAN
6 209 (31.05%) TCP/IP
7 208 (30.91%) LAN
8 164 (24.37%) Wireless
9 113 (16.79%) MPLS
10 99 (14.71%) VoIP
11 84 (12.48%) Internet
12 79 (11.74%) Network Security
12 79 (11.74%) SAN
13 78 (11.59%) Wi-Fi
14 71 (10.55%) IPv4
15 61 (9.06%) OSPF
16 60 (8.92%) BGP
17 58 (8.62%) Ethernet
18 56 (8.32%) IPv6
19 45 (6.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (2.08%) MySQL
4 12 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.04%) Big Data
5 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2019
7 5 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.74%) MariaDB
7 5 (0.74%) Redis
8 4 (0.59%) Aerospike
8 4 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.59%) ArangoDB
8 4 (0.59%) CockroachDB
8 4 (0.59%) Couchbase
8 4 (0.59%) Scylla
9 2 (0.30%) SQLite
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (4.01%) JIRA
2 17 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.63%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.49%) Subversion
5 9 (1.34%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.45%) Selenium
7 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.15%) GitLab
8 1 (0.15%) Gradle
8 1 (0.15%) Maven
General
1 268 (39.82%) Social Skills
2 38 (5.65%) Organisational Skills
3 37 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.16%) Finance
5 24 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 23 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.67%) Law
7 18 (2.67%) Legal
8 16 (2.38%) Public Sector
9 15 (2.23%) Retail
10 13 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (1.78%) Automotive
12 11 (1.63%) Presentation Skills
13 10 (1.49%) Documentation Skills
14 9 (1.34%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.89%) Marketing
16 4 (0.59%) Billing
16 4 (0.59%) German Language
16 4 (0.59%) Military
17 3 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 131 (19.47%) Network Engineer
2 98 (14.56%) Support Engineer
3 88 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 83 (12.33%) IT Engineer
5 77 (11.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 70 (10.40%) Analyst
7 53 (7.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 53 (7.88%) IT Support
8 43 (6.39%) Support Analyst
9 39 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 39 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 36 (5.35%) Architect
11 34 (5.05%) Systems Engineer
12 32 (4.75%) IT Support Engineer
13 30 (4.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 30 (4.46%) IT Manager
14 29 (4.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 29 (4.31%) Cisco Engineer
14 29 (4.31%) Security Engineer
15 28 (4.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.13%) 802.1X
2 42 (6.24%) RESTful
3 20 (2.97%) Web Services
4 7 (1.04%) .NET
4 7 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (0.89%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (0.89%) WSH
6 5 (0.74%) CSS
6 5 (0.74%) HTML
6 5 (0.74%) LAMP
7 4 (0.59%) Kafka
7 4 (0.59%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.45%) SAML
9 2 (0.30%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.30%) ARM Templates
10 1 (0.15%) Azure Blueprints
10 1 (0.15%) COM+
10 1 (0.15%) Node.js
10 1 (0.15%) React
10 1 (0.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.67%) Data Centre
2 55 (8.17%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (6.09%) Driving Licence
4 36 (5.35%) Management Information System
5 33 (4.90%) Video Conferencing
6 31 (4.61%) Clustering
7 28 (4.16%) Public Cloud
8 23 (3.42%) Replication
8 23 (3.42%) User Experience
9 15 (2.23%) Fibre Optics
9 15 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.49%) iPad
11 9 (1.34%) HP Storage
11 9 (1.34%) Renewable Energy
12 8 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.04%) Legacy Systems
14 6 (0.89%) EPoS
14 6 (0.89%) PKI
15 5 (0.74%) iPhone
15 5 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 353 (52.45%) Windows
2 248 (36.85%) Windows Server
3 130 (19.32%) Windows 10
4 116 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (15.16%) Windows Server 2019
6 99 (14.71%) Linux
7 98 (14.56%) Windows Server 2016
8 41 (6.09%) Windows 7
9 30 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (4.31%) Android
11 20 (2.97%) Mac OS X
12 18 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (2.53%) Apple iOS
14 16 (2.38%) Mac OS
14 16 (2.38%) Ubuntu
15 15 (2.23%) CentOS
16 13 (1.93%) Windows 8
17 12 (1.78%) Unix
18 8 (1.19%) Debian
19 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (17.83%) ITIL
2 110 (16.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 73 (10.85%) Project Management
4 72 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (10.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 67 (9.96%) Mentoring
7 58 (8.62%) DevOps
8 56 (8.32%) Cybersecurity
8 56 (8.32%) Service Delivery
9 49 (7.28%) Storage Management
10 46 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (6.69%) Service Management
12 42 (6.24%) Migration
13 40 (5.94%) Presales
14 38 (5.65%) Project Delivery
15 37 (5.50%) Network Management
15 37 (5.50%) Network Monitoring
16 36 (5.35%) Time Management
17 34 (5.05%) Network Design
18 32 (4.75%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 130 (19.32%) PowerShell
2 75 (11.14%) SQL
3 51 (7.58%) Python
4 43 (6.39%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.63%) C
6 8 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.04%) Java
7 7 (1.04%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.04%) VBScript
8 5 (0.74%) Go
8 5 (0.74%) R
9 4 (0.59%) Perl
10 3 (0.45%) PHP
11 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 166 (24.67%) Cisco Certification
2 134 (19.91%) CCNA
3 89 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (12.78%) CCNP
5 57 (8.47%) Degree
6 45 (6.69%) MCSE
7 31 (4.61%) MCSA
8 23 (3.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (2.97%) DBS Check
11 17 (2.53%) CCIE
11 17 (2.53%) Security Cleared
12 15 (2.23%) CISSP
12 15 (2.23%) Network+ Certification
13 13 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (1.63%) MCP
15 10 (1.49%) CEH
16 9 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (1.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.32%) SLA
2 28 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.34%) GDPR
3 9 (1.34%) NIST
3 9 (1.34%) PMO
4 7 (1.04%) SOC 2
5 6 (0.89%) QA
6 4 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.30%) COBIT
7 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 342 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 202 (30.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (25.11%) Hyper-V
4 45 (6.69%) vSphere
5 33 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (4.16%) Docker
7 19 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (2.53%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.78%) XenApp
10 10 (1.49%) Terminal Server
11 9 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (1.04%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.89%) Firmware
13 6 (0.89%) KVM
13 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.59%) iptables
15 4 (0.59%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 67 (9.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 41 (6.09%) WSUS
3 34 (5.05%) Puppet
4 32 (4.75%) Ansible
5 25 (3.71%) SCCM
6 23 (3.42%) Terraform
7 19 (2.82%) FortiGate
7 19 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
8 18 (2.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 15 (2.23%) Kubernetes
10 14 (2.08%) vCenter Server
11 13 (1.93%) Backup Exec
12 12 (1.78%) Nagios
13 9 (1.34%) Prometheus
14 8 (1.19%) Grafana
15 7 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
15 7 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
16 6 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
16 6 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 341 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 290 (43.09%) VMware
3 253 (37.59%) Cisco
4 97 (14.41%) Veeam
5 75 (11.14%) HP
6 62 (9.21%) Meraki
7 59 (8.77%) Palo Alto
8 55 (8.17%) Dell
9 54 (8.02%) Citrix
10 44 (6.54%) Fortinet
10 44 (6.54%) Sophos
11 38 (5.65%) Aruba
12 27 (4.01%) Google
13 26 (3.86%) SolarWinds
14 25 (3.71%) Juniper
15 24 (3.57%) Apple
16 23 (3.42%) CheckPoint
17 20 (2.97%) EMC
17 20 (2.97%) SonicWALL
18 18 (2.67%) IBM