Period
to 17 August 2019

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 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 227 299 252
Rank change year-on-year +72 -47 +20
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 112 69 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 0.57% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.67% 3.77% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 103 61 108
North West median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.59% +30.77% -10.96%
10th Percentile £21,650 £25,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £59,125
England median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.53% - +6.25%

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 North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,976 1,828 2,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.67% 14.99% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,153 1,479 1,667
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,972 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.22% +5.56% -

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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 6 months to 17 August 2019. 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
Manchester +25 54 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Cheshire +54 39 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Lancashire -5 16 £42,500 +136.11% 3
Merseyside -13 3 £40,500 +17.39% 8
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 97 (86.61%) Windows
2 85 (75.89%) Firewall
3 81 (72.32%) Windows Server
4 74 (66.07%) Active Directory
5 71 (63.39%) Microsoft
5 71 (63.39%) VMware
6 61 (54.46%) Microsoft Azure
7 60 (53.57%) Cisco
8 55 (49.11%) DNS
9 53 (47.32%) TCP/IP
10 49 (43.75%) Linux
11 47 (41.96%) Office 365
12 44 (39.29%) VMware ESXi
13 43 (38.39%) WAN
14 38 (33.93%) LAN
15 33 (29.46%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
17 31 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
18 29 (25.89%) Amazon AWS
19 28 (25.00%) Python
19 28 (25.00%) VPN
20 27 (24.11%) Windows 10
20 27 (24.11%) Meraki
21 25 (22.32%) Internet
22 24 (21.43%) DHCP
22 24 (21.43%) OSPF
22 24 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
23 23 (20.54%) Windows 7
24 22 (19.64%) BGP

VLAN
Co-occurring 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 20 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 19 (16.96%) IIS
3 18 (16.07%) SharePoint
4 14 (12.50%) Apache
5 12 (10.71%) WebSphere
6 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (4.46%) IBM Notes
7 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.46%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.68%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (2.68%) CloudStack
8 3 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.68%) nginx
8 3 (2.68%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 61 (54.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (41.96%) Office 365
3 29 (25.89%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (13.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (9.82%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.68%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (75.89%) Firewall
2 55 (49.11%) DNS
3 53 (47.32%) TCP/IP
4 43 (38.39%) WAN
5 38 (33.93%) LAN
6 33 (29.46%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (25.00%) VPN
8 25 (22.32%) Internet
9 24 (21.43%) DHCP
9 24 (21.43%) OSPF
10 22 (19.64%) BGP
11 20 (17.86%) SAN
12 19 (16.96%) SMTP
13 15 (13.39%) Network Security
14 14 (12.50%) HTTP
14 14 (12.50%) IPv6
14 14 (12.50%) MPLS
15 13 (11.61%) Cisco Firepower
15 13 (11.61%) HSRP
15 13 (11.61%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.46%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (4.46%) MS Access
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.68%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.68%) MariaDB
3 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.68%) MySQL
3 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.68%) Redis
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.68%) Finance
3 2 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.89%) Law
4 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (22.32%) Network Engineer
3 20 (17.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (13.39%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (13.39%) IT Engineer
5 14 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (11.61%) Administrator
6 13 (11.61%) Network Administrator
6 13 (11.61%) Support Engineer
7 12 (10.71%) Network Systems Engineer
7 12 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (8.93%) Network Support
8 10 (8.93%) Network Support Technician
8 10 (8.93%) Network Technician
8 10 (8.93%) Support Technician
9 9 (8.04%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (8.04%) Security Engineer
9 9 (8.04%) Server Engineer
10 8 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) LAMP
1 3 (2.68%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (2.68%) LEMP Stack
1 3 (2.68%) Sensu
2 1 (0.89%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.89%) JSON
2 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.96%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.61%) EMC VNX
3 10 (8.93%) Driving Licence
3 10 (8.93%) Public Cloud
4 9 (8.04%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (5.36%) FMCG
6 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (2.68%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.89%) Fibre Optics
9 1 (0.89%) Life Science
9 1 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 97 (86.61%) Windows
2 81 (72.32%) Windows Server
3 49 (43.75%) Linux
4 32 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (24.11%) Windows 10
6 23 (20.54%) Windows 7
7 20 (17.86%) CentOS
7 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (10.71%) Mac OS X
8 12 (10.71%) Ubuntu
9 8 (7.14%) Debian
9 8 (7.14%) Unix
10 3 (2.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (16.07%) Network Architecture
2 18 (16.07%) Project Planning
3 17 (15.18%) Change Management
4 16 (14.29%) ITIL
5 13 (11.61%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (11.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (11.61%) Network Design
5 13 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
6 12 (10.71%) Data Protection
6 12 (10.71%) Data Science
6 12 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 12 (10.71%) Task Automation
7 10 (8.93%) Change Control
7 10 (8.93%) Migration
7 10 (8.93%) Project Management
8 8 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.25%) Coaching
10 6 (5.36%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.00%) Python
2 21 (18.75%) SQL
3 16 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 15 (13.39%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.68%) Ruby
6 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (13.39%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (11.61%) Degree
3 13 (11.61%) MCSA
4 12 (10.71%) RHCA
5 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.46%) CCNA
6 5 (4.46%) CCNP
7 3 (2.68%) HND
8 2 (1.79%) CCIE
9 1 (0.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) SLA
2 4 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 74 (66.07%) Active Directory
2 44 (39.29%) VMware ESXi
3 31 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (16.96%) Hyper-V
5 15 (13.39%) vSphere
6 12 (10.71%) pfSense
7 4 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.68%) Docker
8 3 (2.68%) Varnish
9 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) Ansible
1 15 (13.39%) WSUS
2 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.46%) FortiGate
3 5 (4.46%) SCCM
4 3 (2.68%) Graphite
4 3 (2.68%) Graylog
4 3 (2.68%) HAProxy
4 3 (2.68%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.68%) logstash
4 3 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.68%) Puppet
4 3 (2.68%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.68%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 71 (63.39%) Microsoft
1 71 (63.39%) VMware
2 60 (53.57%) Cisco
3 27 (24.11%) Meraki
4 21 (18.75%) Dell
5 18 (16.07%) Palo Alto
6 15 (13.39%) F5
7 13 (11.61%) EMC
7 13 (11.61%) HP
7 13 (11.61%) IBM
7 13 (11.61%) Juniper
8 12 (10.71%) Aruba
8 12 (10.71%) CommVault
8 12 (10.71%) Red Hat
8 12 (10.71%) WatchGuard
9 8 (7.14%) Arista
10 6 (5.36%) CheckPoint
11 5 (4.46%) BT
11 5 (4.46%) Lotus
11 5 (4.46%) Oracle