Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 231 144 220
Rank change year-on-year -87 +76 +29
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 89 58 126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.86% 1.50% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.01% 8.70% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 85 44 92
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,775 £24,025
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £26,238
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £44,000 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +35.38% -23.53%
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £49,063
90th Percentile £57,500 " £53,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% -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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,482 667 2,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.37% 17.28% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,188 514 1,648
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,925 £24,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £34,625 £29,825
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,875 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the Midlands

VLAN
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for VLAN in the Midlands

VLAN
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing VLAN in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for VLAN in the Midlands

VLAN
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
West Midlands -91 51 £52,500 +19.32% 18
East Midlands -56 36 £38,000 -1.94% 10
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 60 (67.42%) Windows
2 56 (62.92%) Windows Server
3 53 (59.55%) Active Directory
4 49 (55.06%) Azure
5 48 (53.93%) Microsoft
6 45 (50.56%) DHCP
6 45 (50.56%) VMware
7 43 (48.31%) DNS
7 43 (48.31%) Cisco
8 42 (47.19%) Firewall
8 42 (47.19%) Hyper-V
9 38 (42.70%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (39.33%) TCP/IP
11 34 (38.20%) Social Skills
12 33 (37.08%) Microsoft 365
13 32 (35.96%) Cisco Certification
14 30 (33.71%) LAN
15 29 (32.58%) WAN
16 26 (29.21%) CCNP
16 26 (29.21%) CCNA
17 24 (26.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 23 (25.84%) SAN
19 22 (24.72%) HP
19 22 (24.72%) VPN
19 22 (24.72%) Wireless
20 21 (23.60%) Mentoring
21 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Office
21 18 (20.22%) WSUS
22 16 (17.98%) SQL
22 16 (17.98%) Project Delivery

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 14 (15.73%) IIS
2 13 (14.61%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.12%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (55.06%) Azure
2 33 (37.08%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (16.85%) AWS
4 12 (13.48%) IaaS
4 12 (13.48%) PaaS
5 8 (8.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.49%) Cloudflare
6 4 (4.49%) OpenDNS
7 2 (2.25%) Azure App Service
7 2 (2.25%) Azure Storage
7 2 (2.25%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.12%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (50.56%) DHCP
2 43 (48.31%) DNS
3 42 (47.19%) Firewall
4 35 (39.33%) TCP/IP
5 30 (33.71%) LAN
6 29 (32.58%) WAN
7 23 (25.84%) SAN
8 22 (24.72%) VPN
8 22 (24.72%) Wireless
9 11 (12.36%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (11.24%) NAS
10 10 (11.24%) WLAN
11 9 (10.11%) Spanning Tree
12 6 (6.74%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (6.74%) VoIP
13 5 (5.62%) BGP
13 5 (5.62%) Cisco Wireless
13 5 (5.62%) MPLS
13 5 (5.62%) Network Security
14 3 (3.37%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.49%) Selenium
2 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (38.20%) Social Skills
2 9 (10.11%) Presentation Skills
3 8 (8.99%) Organisational Skills
3 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
4 7 (7.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Finance
5 1 (1.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (22.47%) Consultant
2 19 (21.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (19.10%) Network Engineer
4 15 (16.85%) Azure Consultant
4 15 (16.85%) IT Engineer
5 13 (14.61%) Cloud Consultant
6 10 (11.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
7 9 (10.11%) SAN Consultant
7 9 (10.11%) Technical Consultant
7 9 (10.11%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 9 (10.11%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
8 8 (8.99%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 8 (8.99%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (7.87%) Analyst
9 7 (7.87%) Support Engineer
10 6 (6.74%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.12%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.48%) Clustering
3 10 (11.24%) Public Cloud
4 9 (10.11%) HP Storage
5 8 (8.99%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (4.49%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.49%) Replication
7 1 (1.12%) CCTV
7 1 (1.12%) Handset
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 60 (67.42%) Windows
2 56 (62.92%) Windows Server
3 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2019
4 12 (13.48%) Linux
4 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.11%) Unix
6 7 (7.87%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (23.60%) Mentoring
3 16 (17.98%) Project Delivery
4 14 (15.73%) Presales
4 14 (15.73%) Project Management
5 13 (14.61%) ITIL
5 13 (14.61%) Problem Management
6 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.48%) DevOps
6 12 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (12.36%) Patch Management
8 10 (11.24%) Coaching
8 10 (11.24%) CRM
9 6 (6.74%) Capacity Management
9 6 (6.74%) Incident Management
10 5 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.62%) Security Patching
10 5 (5.62%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.62%) Service Management
11 4 (4.49%) Network Security Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) SQL
2 12 (13.48%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.99%) Python
4 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (35.96%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (29.21%) CCNA
2 26 (29.21%) CCNP
3 11 (12.36%) Degree
4 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.11%) NCSIE
4 9 (10.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (6.74%) MCSA
6 3 (3.37%) MCSE
7 2 (2.25%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.25%) MCITP
7 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.12%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.24%) PMO
2 7 (7.87%) SLA
3 5 (5.62%) QA
4 2 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 53 (59.55%) Active Directory
2 42 (47.19%) Hyper-V
3 38 (42.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (13.48%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (8.99%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.25%) Docker
6 2 (2.25%) vSphere
7 1 (1.12%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.12%) NFS
7 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (20.22%) WSUS
2 11 (12.36%) Single Sign-On
3 10 (11.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (8.99%) vCenter Server
5 5 (5.62%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (5.62%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (4.49%) FortiGate
6 4 (4.49%) SCCM
7 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.25%) Kustomize
8 1 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (1.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 48 (53.93%) Microsoft
2 45 (50.56%) VMware
3 43 (48.31%) Cisco
4 22 (24.72%) HP
5 13 (14.61%) Juniper
6 11 (12.36%) Aruba
7 10 (11.24%) Meraki
7 10 (11.24%) Nimble Storage
8 9 (10.11%) EMC
8 9 (10.11%) NetApp
9 8 (8.99%) Palo Alto
10 7 (7.87%) ConnectWise
10 7 (7.87%) Dell
11 5 (5.62%) F5
12 4 (4.49%) Avaya
12 4 (4.49%) Splunk
13 3 (3.37%) CheckPoint
13 3 (3.37%) Mitel
13 3 (3.37%) Sophos
13 3 (3.37%) Veeam