Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 463 406 421
Rank change year-on-year -57 +15 +58
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 613 429 983
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.66% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.73% 4.29% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 448 363 814
10th Percentile £26,775 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -1.18%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £65,700
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% -1.18%

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 12,969 10,010 21,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.00% 15.38% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9,101 8,083 16,239
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,024
% change year-on-year - +11.05% -4.21%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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
South East -13 131 £40,000 +6.67% 37
London -103 128 £51,000 -7.27% 43
North of England -43 115 £42,000 +12.00% 27
South West -18 97 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Midlands -58 82 £40,000 -9.09% 19
North West -28 52 £42,000 +3.70% 17
Yorkshire -32 52 £39,500 +5.33% 8
East of England -12 49 £47,500 +1.06% 22
West Midlands -72 48 £52,500 +19.32% 12
East Midlands -25 33 £37,500 -11.76% 7
North East -20 11 £40,500 +20.90% 2
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 399 (65.09%) Firewall
2 347 (56.61%) Microsoft
3 311 (50.73%) Windows
4 298 (48.61%) Azure
5 271 (44.21%) DNS
6 266 (43.39%) Active Directory
7 263 (42.90%) VMware
8 259 (42.25%) VPN
9 252 (41.11%) DHCP
10 213 (34.75%) Cisco
11 211 (34.42%) Windows Server
12 210 (34.26%) PowerShell
13 201 (32.79%) WAN
13 201 (32.79%) Social Skills
14 195 (31.81%) Microsoft 365
15 192 (31.32%) VMware Infrastructure
16 186 (30.34%) LAN
17 169 (27.57%) TCP/IP
18 159 (25.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 158 (25.77%) OSPF
20 156 (25.45%) ITIL
21 152 (24.80%) Linux
22 146 (23.82%) AWS
23 143 (23.33%) Hyper-V
24 138 (22.51%) Cisco Certification
25 115 (18.76%) IPv4
26 112 (18.27%) MPLS
27 104 (16.97%) Wireless
28 103 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
29 99 (16.15%) MS Exchange

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 99 (16.15%) MS Exchange
2 85 (13.87%) Confluence
3 58 (9.46%) SharePoint
4 40 (6.53%) IIS
5 16 (2.61%) nginx
6 14 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.47%) Apache
9 7 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.98%) SAS
10 6 (0.98%) WordPress
11 5 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.82%) CloudStack
11 5 (0.82%) CMS
11 5 (0.82%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.82%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.82%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 77 (12.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.82%) Sage 200
2 5 (0.82%) Unica
3 4 (0.65%) FastStats
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.33%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 298 (48.61%) Azure
2 195 (31.81%) Microsoft 365
3 146 (23.82%) AWS
4 52 (8.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 52 (8.48%) IaaS
5 43 (7.01%) GCP
6 32 (5.22%) PaaS
7 27 (4.40%) Mimecast
8 24 (3.92%) SaaS
9 20 (3.26%) OneDrive
10 13 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.31%) Amazon ECS
13 6 (0.98%) Amazon EKS
13 6 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.98%) Serverless
14 5 (0.82%) Cloudflare
14 5 (0.82%) Datadog
14 5 (0.82%) npm
14 5 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 399 (65.09%) Firewall
2 271 (44.21%) DNS
3 259 (42.25%) VPN
4 252 (41.11%) DHCP
5 201 (32.79%) WAN
6 186 (30.34%) LAN
7 169 (27.57%) TCP/IP
8 158 (25.77%) OSPF
9 115 (18.76%) IPv4
10 112 (18.27%) MPLS
11 104 (16.97%) Wireless
12 91 (14.85%) BGP
13 88 (14.36%) SAN
14 65 (10.60%) Internet
15 64 (10.44%) Network Security
16 56 (9.14%) Wi-Fi
16 56 (9.14%) WLAN
17 53 (8.65%) Ethernet
18 52 (8.48%) VoIP
19 48 (7.83%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.59%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (2.12%) MariaDB
5 7 (1.14%) MySQL
6 6 (0.98%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.98%) Redis
7 5 (0.82%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.65%) Big Data
8 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.33%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.16%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 82 (13.38%) JIRA
2 68 (11.09%) Git (software)
3 51 (8.32%) Subversion
4 12 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (1.14%) Maven
6 7 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.82%) GitLab
7 5 (0.82%) Gradle
7 5 (0.82%) Selenium
7 5 (0.82%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 201 (32.79%) Social Skills
2 50 (8.16%) Organisational Skills
3 32 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 31 (5.06%) Finance
5 26 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (3.92%) Presentation Skills
7 14 (2.28%) Documentation Skills
8 11 (1.79%) German Language
8 11 (1.79%) Marketing
9 7 (1.14%) Back Office
9 7 (1.14%) Legal
10 5 (0.82%) Automotive
10 5 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.65%) Military
11 4 (0.65%) Public Sector
11 4 (0.65%) Publishing
12 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.33%) Law
13 2 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 146 (23.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 133 (21.70%) Network Engineer
3 96 (15.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 73 (11.91%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 66 (10.77%) IT Engineer
6 59 (9.62%) Support Engineer
7 53 (8.65%) Systems Engineer
8 43 (7.01%) IT Support
8 43 (7.01%) Linux Engineer
9 33 (5.38%) Analyst
10 30 (4.89%) Cloud Engineer
11 29 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support
11 29 (4.73%) Architect
12 27 (4.40%) Consultant
12 27 (4.40%) Support Analyst
13 26 (4.24%) Senior Network Engineer
14 25 (4.08%) IT Manager
15 24 (3.92%) Chief Systems Engineer
15 24 (3.92%) Linux Systems Engineer
16 23 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.93%) Web Services
2 48 (7.83%) 802.1X
3 30 (4.89%) RESTful
4 15 (2.45%) LEMP Stack
5 8 (1.31%) .NET
5 8 (1.31%) LAMP
5 8 (1.31%) LAPP Stack
6 7 (1.14%) LDAP
7 6 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.82%) Node.js
8 5 (0.82%) React
8 5 (0.82%) Spring Boot
8 5 (0.82%) WSH
8 5 (0.82%) YAML
9 4 (0.65%) Azure Blueprints
10 3 (0.49%) MSMQ
10 3 (0.49%) SAML
11 1 (0.16%) SOAP
11 1 (0.16%) XML
11 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.21%) Data Centre
2 65 (10.60%) Public Cloud
3 51 (8.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 39 (6.36%) Clustering
5 31 (5.06%) Driving Licence
6 28 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (3.75%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (2.12%) HP Storage
10 8 (1.31%) IPTV
10 8 (1.31%) User Experience
11 7 (1.14%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.14%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.98%) iPad
12 6 (0.98%) Replication
13 5 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (0.82%) Life Science
13 5 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 311 (50.73%) Windows
2 211 (34.42%) Windows Server
3 152 (24.80%) Linux
4 99 (16.15%) Windows Server 2016
5 97 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (14.68%) Windows 10
7 70 (11.42%) Windows Server 2019
8 56 (9.14%) CentOS
9 47 (7.67%) Ubuntu
10 46 (7.50%) Unix
11 28 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (4.40%) Windows 7
13 16 (2.61%) Apple iOS
14 13 (2.12%) Android
15 9 (1.47%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (1.31%) Mac OS
17 7 (1.14%) Debian
17 7 (1.14%) VMS
18 6 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (25.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 156 (25.45%) ITIL
3 103 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (15.01%) Service Management
5 90 (14.68%) DevOps
6 81 (13.21%) Infrastructure as Code
7 78 (12.72%) Project Management
8 74 (12.07%) Configuration Management
9 73 (11.91%) Mentoring
10 66 (10.77%) DevSecOps
10 66 (10.77%) Machine Learning
10 66 (10.77%) Scrum
11 65 (10.60%) Data Science
11 65 (10.60%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 65 (10.60%) SDLC
11 65 (10.60%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 65 (10.60%) Task Automation
12 64 (10.44%) Cyber Intelligence
12 64 (10.44%) Software Testing
13 58 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 210 (34.26%) PowerShell
2 88 (14.36%) Python
3 80 (13.05%) Bash Shell
4 59 (9.62%) SQL
5 10 (1.63%) T-SQL
6 6 (0.98%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.98%) VBScript
7 5 (0.82%) R
8 4 (0.65%) C
9 3 (0.49%) VBA
10 2 (0.33%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.33%) PHP
11 1 (0.16%) Java
11 1 (0.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 138 (22.51%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (14.85%) CCNA
3 86 (14.03%) CCNP
4 72 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (5.55%) Degree
6 28 (4.57%) GIAC
6 28 (4.57%) RHCE
7 23 (3.75%) MCSE
8 20 (3.26%) MCSA
9 19 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (2.77%) CCIE
10 17 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (2.77%) MCITP
11 15 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 14 (2.28%) AWS Certification
13 11 (1.79%) Security Cleared
14 10 (1.63%) DBS Check
15 9 (1.47%) NCSIE
15 9 (1.47%) VCP6
16 6 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.83%) SLA
2 11 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.47%) PMO
4 6 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.65%) QA
6 3 (0.49%) GDPR
6 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 266 (43.39%) Active Directory
2 192 (31.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (23.33%) Hyper-V
4 76 (12.40%) Docker
5 71 (11.58%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (7.34%) vSphere
7 41 (6.69%) Terminal Server
8 31 (5.06%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.79%) XenApp
10 9 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.31%) iptables
12 7 (1.14%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.65%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.49%) Firmware
14 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.33%) Xen
16 1 (0.16%) NFS
16 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 83 (13.54%) Ansible
2 82 (13.38%) Puppet
3 58 (9.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (4.57%) WSUS
5 24 (3.92%) SCCM
6 23 (3.75%) Terraform
7 18 (2.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 17 (2.77%) FortiGate
9 12 (1.96%) vCenter Server
10 10 (1.63%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.63%) Kubernetes
11 9 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
11 9 (1.47%) Nagios
11 9 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (1.14%) Nmap
13 6 (0.98%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.98%) Nessus
14 5 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.82%) Prometheus
14 5 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 347 (56.61%) Microsoft
2 263 (42.90%) VMware
3 213 (34.75%) Cisco
4 75 (12.23%) HP
5 53 (8.65%) Citrix
5 53 (8.65%) Palo Alto
6 47 (7.67%) Aruba
6 47 (7.67%) Juniper
7 44 (7.18%) Veeam
8 41 (6.69%) Meraki
8 41 (6.69%) Oracle
9 39 (6.36%) Google
10 37 (6.04%) Red Hat
11 30 (4.89%) Dell
12 25 (4.08%) SolarWinds
13 24 (3.92%) CheckPoint
14 23 (3.75%) F5
14 23 (3.75%) NetApp
15 21 (3.43%) Sophos
16 20 (3.26%) Nimble Storage