The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for VLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England / North West
Rank 196 197 207
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10  
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 51 39 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 0.69% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.68% 4.62% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 45 30 42
Median salary £34,000 £40,950 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.97% +20.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £25,450 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.85% -6.66%  

VLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 898 845 1143
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.74% 14.86% 17.15%
Number of salaries quoted 700 689 876
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing VLAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the North West

VLAN
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VLAN in the North West.

Salary trend for VLAN in the North West

VLAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VLAN in the North West

VLAN
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -15 31 £36,500 -30.47% 10
Cheshire +13 12 £32,250 -0.76% 2
Merseyside -1 7 £31,000 -26.01% 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 86 (75.44%) Active Directory
2 69 (60.53%) DNS
3 65 (57.02%) Firewall
4 64 (56.14%) VMware
5 62 (54.39%) Windows
6 58 (50.88%) DHCP
7 52 (45.61%) Windows Server
8 51 (44.74%) Cisco
9 49 (42.98%) Microsoft
10 42 (36.84%) WAN
11 37 (32.46%) TCP/IP
12 35 (30.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (28.95%) ITIL
14 32 (28.07%) SQL
14 32 (28.07%) LAN
15 31 (27.19%) MS Excel
16 29 (25.44%) MS Exchange
16 29 (25.44%) VPN
17 28 (24.56%) Network Security
17 28 (24.56%) Windows Server 2012
18 26 (22.81%) WLAN
19 25 (21.93%) SAN
19 25 (21.93%) MPLS
20 21 (18.42%) Hyper-V
21 20 (17.54%) Office 365
21 20 (17.54%) BGP
21 20 (17.54%) Juniper
22 19 (16.67%) SQL Server
22 19 (16.67%) WSUS
23 18 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 29 (25.44%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.16%) IIS
3 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.39%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (27.19%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.54%) Office 365
2 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.63%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.75%) IaaS
5 2 (1.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (60.53%) DNS
2 65 (57.02%) Firewall
3 58 (50.88%) DHCP
4 42 (36.84%) WAN
5 37 (32.46%) TCP/IP
6 32 (28.07%) LAN
7 29 (25.44%) VPN
8 28 (24.56%) Network Security
9 26 (22.81%) WLAN
10 25 (21.93%) MPLS
10 25 (21.93%) SAN
11 20 (17.54%) BGP
12 17 (14.91%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (14.91%) Internet
12 17 (14.91%) OSPF
13 14 (12.28%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (9.65%) Wireless
16 9 (7.89%) Junos
16 9 (7.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
General
1 12 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (2.63%) Law
2 3 (2.63%) Legal
2 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.88%) Advertising
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (26.32%) 3rd Line Support
2 28 (24.56%) Analyst
2 28 (24.56%) Infrastructure Support
3 25 (21.93%) Support Analyst
4 24 (21.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 24 (21.05%) IT Support
5 23 (20.18%) Network Engineer
6 21 (18.42%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 20 (17.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 18 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 18 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (14.04%) Support Engineer
10 15 (13.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 14 (12.28%) IT Engineer
12 13 (11.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (9.65%) IT Analyst
13 11 (9.65%) IT Support Analyst
13 11 (9.65%) IT Support Engineer
14 10 (8.77%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
14 10 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) Web Services
1 4 (3.51%) XML
2 1 (0.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.88%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Data Centre
1 15 (13.16%) NHS
2 10 (8.77%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.51%) EMC VNX
3 4 (3.51%) FlexPod
4 3 (2.63%) Replication
5 2 (1.75%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.75%) iPad
6 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.88%) IPTV
6 1 (0.88%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 62 (54.39%) Windows
2 52 (45.61%) Windows Server
3 28 (24.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (14.91%) Linux
6 9 (7.89%) Windows 7
7 6 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.51%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.95%) ITIL
2 15 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (12.28%) Service Management
4 13 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.53%) Network Design
5 12 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 10 (8.77%) Data Protection
6 10 (8.77%) ITSM
6 10 (8.77%) Programme Management
6 10 (8.77%) Security Management
6 10 (8.77%) Service Design
7 9 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (7.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (7.02%) Change Management
8 8 (7.02%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (7.02%) SIEM
9 7 (6.14%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.39%) CRM
10 5 (4.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.07%) SQL
2 9 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.88%) C#
3 1 (0.88%) PHP
3 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (14.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (7.89%) CCNP
3 7 (6.14%) CCNA
3 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.26%) MCSE
5 4 (3.51%) MCITP
5 4 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.63%) MCTS
7 2 (1.75%) JNCIA
7 2 (1.75%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.88%) Degree
8 1 (0.88%) MCP
8 1 (0.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (75.44%) Active Directory
2 35 (30.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 18 (15.79%) Terminal Services
5 8 (7.02%) ProxySG
6 7 (6.14%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.14%) vSphere
7 6 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (3.51%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.88%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 19 (16.67%) WSUS
2 6 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.88%) Cacti
4 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.88%) Graylog
4 1 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 64 (56.14%) VMware
2 51 (44.74%) Cisco
3 49 (42.98%) Microsoft
4 20 (17.54%) Juniper
5 18 (15.79%) NetApp
6 15 (13.16%) HP
7 13 (11.40%) Avaya
7 13 (11.40%) Veeam
8 12 (10.53%) Palo Alto
9 11 (9.65%) CheckPoint
10 9 (7.89%) EMC
10 9 (7.89%) Intel Security
11 8 (7.02%) Blue Coat
12 6 (5.26%) Draytek
12 6 (5.26%) Ericsson
12 6 (5.26%) Meraki
12 6 (5.26%) SonicWALL
12 6 (5.26%) Symantec
13 5 (4.39%) Citrix
14 4 (3.51%) Oracle
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