Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 354 400 411
Rank change year-on-year +46 +11 +40
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 593 762 1,013
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.73% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.14% 4.79% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 447 668 841
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,188 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,250 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.80% -3.01% -2.35%
75th Percentile £57,375 £56,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,125 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +1.19%

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 9,661 15,911 21,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.14% 15.19% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 7,406 12,836 16,698
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +71 138 £42,250 +12.67% 25
London +27 134 £50,000 - 24
South East +38 107 £45,000 +12.50% 24
South West +4 98 £43,750 +6.06% 13
North West +45 62 £42,500 +13.33% 17
Midlands +3 59 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Yorkshire +37 57 £37,500 - 7
East of England +25 51 £42,500 - 8
West Midlands -2 34 £50,000 +53.85% 16
East Midlands +25 25 £32,338 -19.16% 7
North East +15 19 £40,000 +19.40% 1
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 378 (63.74%) Firewall
2 312 (52.61%) Microsoft
3 308 (51.94%) Windows
4 269 (45.36%) Azure
5 264 (44.52%) VMware
6 256 (43.17%) DNS
7 254 (42.83%) Active Directory
8 252 (42.50%) VPN
9 224 (37.77%) Cisco
10 204 (34.40%) Microsoft 365
11 200 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 197 (33.22%) WAN
13 196 (33.05%) DHCP
14 193 (32.55%) Windows Server
15 187 (31.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 171 (28.84%) LAN
17 168 (28.33%) PowerShell
18 162 (27.32%) TCP/IP
19 145 (24.45%) Linux
20 143 (24.11%) OSPF
21 138 (23.27%) Cisco Certification
22 130 (21.92%) ITIL
23 119 (20.07%) AWS
24 116 (19.56%) Hyper-V
25 110 (18.55%) MPLS
26 100 (16.86%) IPv4
27 90 (15.18%) Wireless
27 90 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
28 88 (14.84%) BGP
29 85 (14.33%) 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 85 (14.33%) MS Exchange
2 62 (10.46%) Confluence
3 57 (9.61%) SharePoint
4 40 (6.75%) IIS
5 19 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (2.70%) Apache
8 10 (1.69%) nginx
9 9 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.52%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.18%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.17%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 269 (45.36%) Azure
2 204 (34.40%) Microsoft 365
3 119 (20.07%) AWS
4 49 (8.26%) IaaS
5 48 (8.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 38 (6.41%) PaaS
7 35 (5.90%) SaaS
8 34 (5.73%) GCP
9 33 (5.56%) Mimecast
10 25 (4.22%) OneDrive
11 15 (2.53%) Serverless
12 10 (1.69%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (1.35%) Amazon ECS
15 7 (1.18%) Amazon EKS
15 7 (1.18%) Datadog
15 7 (1.18%) npm
15 7 (1.18%) Pulumi
16 6 (1.01%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 378 (63.74%) Firewall
2 256 (43.17%) DNS
3 252 (42.50%) VPN
4 197 (33.22%) WAN
5 196 (33.05%) DHCP
6 171 (28.84%) LAN
7 162 (27.32%) TCP/IP
8 143 (24.11%) OSPF
9 110 (18.55%) MPLS
10 100 (16.86%) IPv4
11 90 (15.18%) Wireless
12 88 (14.84%) BGP
13 77 (12.98%) Network Security
14 63 (10.62%) Wi-Fi
15 60 (10.12%) Internet
16 59 (9.95%) VoIP
17 54 (9.11%) Cisco ASA
18 53 (8.94%) SAN
19 43 (7.25%) WLAN
20 42 (7.08%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.38%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (1.85%) MySQL
4 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.35%) Redis
6 7 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.18%) MariaDB
6 7 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.34%) Big Data
9 2 (0.34%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 63 (10.62%) Git (software)
2 60 (10.12%) JIRA
3 47 (7.93%) Subversion
4 16 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.52%) Maven
6 8 (1.35%) GitLab
6 8 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (1.18%) Gradle
7 7 (1.18%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.51%) Selenium
10 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
General
1 50 (8.43%) Finance
2 22 (3.71%) Telecoms
3 11 (1.85%) Back Office
3 11 (1.85%) Marketing
4 10 (1.69%) German Language
4 10 (1.69%) Public Sector
5 9 (1.52%) Banking
6 7 (1.18%) Electronics
7 6 (1.01%) Publishing
8 5 (0.84%) Law
8 5 (0.84%) Military
9 4 (0.67%) Dutch Language
9 4 (0.67%) French Language
9 4 (0.67%) Legal
9 4 (0.67%) Retail
10 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.17%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 170 (28.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 146 (24.62%) Network Engineer
3 94 (15.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 70 (11.80%) IT Engineer
5 64 (10.79%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 58 (9.78%) Support Engineer
7 55 (9.27%) Systems Engineer
8 38 (6.41%) Analyst
8 38 (6.41%) Senior Network Engineer
9 37 (6.24%) IT Support
10 35 (5.90%) Cloud Engineer
11 34 (5.73%) Linux Engineer
12 26 (4.38%) Chief Systems Engineer
13 25 (4.22%) Support Analyst
14 24 (4.05%) Cisco Engineer
15 23 (3.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 23 (3.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 23 (3.88%) Security Engineer
16 22 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support
16 22 (3.71%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (10.12%) Web Services
2 39 (6.58%) 802.1X
3 26 (4.38%) RESTful
4 12 (2.02%) YAML
5 9 (1.52%) LEMP Stack
6 8 (1.35%) .NET
6 8 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (1.18%) Node.js
7 7 (1.18%) React
7 7 (1.18%) Spring Boot
8 5 (0.84%) SAML
9 3 (0.51%) HTML
9 3 (0.51%) LDAP
9 3 (0.51%) SOAP
9 3 (0.51%) WSH
10 2 (0.34%) COM+
10 2 (0.34%) CSS
10 2 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.34%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 82 (13.83%) Data Centre
2 59 (9.95%) Public Cloud
3 36 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.40%) Hybrid Cloud
5 28 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (3.88%) Clustering
7 18 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 18 (3.04%) Replication
8 15 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (2.02%) Fat Client
9 12 (2.02%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.52%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.52%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.01%) User Experience
11 6 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.67%) IPTV
12 4 (0.67%) Podcast
13 3 (0.51%) HP Storage
14 2 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 308 (51.94%) Windows
2 193 (32.55%) Windows Server
3 145 (24.45%) Linux
4 80 (13.49%) Windows Server 2016
5 78 (13.15%) Windows 10
5 78 (13.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (8.26%) Ubuntu
7 43 (7.25%) CentOS
7 43 (7.25%) Unix
8 42 (7.08%) Windows Server 2019
9 40 (6.75%) Windows 7
9 40 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.69%) Debian
10 10 (1.69%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (31.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 130 (21.92%) ITIL
3 90 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (14.00%) DevOps
5 73 (12.31%) Service Management
6 72 (12.14%) Infrastructure as Code
7 66 (11.13%) Configuration Management
8 61 (10.29%) Scrum
9 58 (9.78%) Software Testing
10 57 (9.61%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 57 (9.61%) Task Automation
11 56 (9.44%) DevSecOps
11 56 (9.44%) Machine Learning
11 56 (9.44%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 55 (9.27%) Data Science
12 55 (9.27%) SDLC
13 54 (9.11%) Cyber Intelligence
14 53 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 47 (7.93%) Project Management
16 44 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 168 (28.33%) PowerShell
2 85 (14.33%) Bash Shell
3 74 (12.48%) Python
4 35 (5.90%) SQL
5 8 (1.35%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.84%) VBA
7 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.51%) VBScript
9 2 (0.34%) C
9 2 (0.34%) Go
9 2 (0.34%) Java
9 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.34%) PHP
9 2 (0.34%) Tcl
10 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 138 (23.27%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (13.83%) CCNP
3 81 (13.66%) CCNA
4 41 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (4.22%) Degree
5 25 (4.22%) RHCE
6 24 (4.05%) GIAC
7 22 (3.71%) MCSE
8 21 (3.54%) Security Cleared
9 20 (3.37%) CCIE
10 17 (2.87%) MCITP
11 13 (2.19%) MCSA
12 10 (1.69%) JNCIA
13 9 (1.52%) AWS Certification
13 9 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.18%) JNCIP
16 6 (1.01%) SC Cleared
17 5 (0.84%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.56%) SLA
2 10 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.51%) GDPR
6 2 (0.34%) PMO
6 2 (0.34%) QA
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 254 (42.83%) Active Directory
2 200 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (19.56%) Hyper-V
4 70 (11.80%) Docker
5 66 (11.13%) VMware ESXi
6 51 (8.60%) vSphere
7 21 (3.54%) XenDesktop
8 19 (3.20%) Terminal Server
9 18 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.85%) DFS Replication
11 10 (1.69%) Firmware
11 10 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.35%) Xen
13 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (1.01%) XenApp
14 5 (0.84%) NFS
15 4 (0.67%) KVM
15 4 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.51%) Samba
16 3 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 82 (13.83%) Ansible
2 72 (12.14%) Puppet
3 49 (8.26%) SCCM
4 34 (5.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (3.88%) Terraform
6 16 (2.70%) Nagios
7 13 (2.19%) Kubernetes
8 12 (2.02%) Nmap
9 11 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (1.85%) WSUS
10 10 (1.69%) SmoothWall
11 9 (1.52%) Prometheus
12 8 (1.35%) FortiGate
12 8 (1.35%) SCOM
13 6 (1.01%) Cacti
14 4 (0.67%) Nessus
14 4 (0.67%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.67%) vMotion
14 4 (0.67%) ZABBIX
15 3 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 312 (52.61%) Microsoft
2 264 (44.52%) VMware
3 224 (37.77%) Cisco
4 65 (10.96%) HP
5 50 (8.43%) Palo Alto
6 48 (8.09%) Citrix
7 39 (6.58%) Dell
7 39 (6.58%) Veeam
8 38 (6.41%) Juniper
9 36 (6.07%) Oracle
9 36 (6.07%) SonicWALL
10 35 (5.90%) Meraki
11 32 (5.40%) Red Hat
12 29 (4.89%) Google
13 27 (4.55%) F5
13 27 (4.55%) Fortinet
14 24 (4.05%) SolarWinds
14 24 (4.05%) Sophos
15 23 (3.88%) CheckPoint
16 21 (3.54%) Infoblox