Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England > South East
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 296 276 305
Rank change year-on-year -20 +29 +25
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 133 68 225
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 0.58% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.73% 3.26% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 96 59 181
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,000 £29,875 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -5.88%
75th Percentile £52,500 £43,125 £56,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,125 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -

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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,320 2,084 4,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.13% 17.80% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,686 1,708 3,363
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £34,250 £35,525 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the South East

VLAN
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for VLAN in the South East

VLAN
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing VLAN in the South East over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for VLAN in the South East

VLAN
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the South East region over the 6 months to 1 August 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
Kent +6 43 £38,000 +17.83% 1
Thames Valley -21 39 £43,000 +20.28% 13
Hampshire -71 31 £31,500 -17.11% 8
Berkshire -27 24 £51,250 +46.43% 3
Surrey -29 14 £59,500 +116.36% 5
Oxfordshire -6 8 £30,500 -26.06% 5
Buckinghamshire - 7 £60,000 - 5
East Sussex -22 4 - - 3
West Sussex -7 1 £41,250 -17.50% 3
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 South East region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 116 (87.22%) Firewall
2 91 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 76 (57.14%) VPN
4 66 (49.62%) Active Directory
5 64 (48.12%) Social Skills
6 61 (45.86%) WAN
7 58 (43.61%) Azure
8 57 (42.86%) LAN
8 57 (42.86%) VMware
9 56 (42.11%) Microsoft 365
10 47 (35.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 47 (35.34%) PowerShell
11 45 (33.83%) SAN
12 44 (33.08%) Windows
13 43 (32.33%) Project Management
14 42 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (30.83%) TCP/IP
16 40 (30.08%) DNS
17 38 (28.57%) Cisco
18 37 (27.82%) DHCP
19 36 (27.07%) MS Exchange
20 35 (26.32%) ITIL
21 33 (24.81%) Microsoft Certification
21 33 (24.81%) Windows Server
21 33 (24.81%) Organisational Skills
22 32 (24.06%) iSCSI
22 32 (24.06%) Fibre Channel
23 30 (22.56%) Hyper-V
23 30 (22.56%) NAS
23 30 (22.56%) Terminal Server

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 36 (27.07%) MS Exchange
2 18 (13.53%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.52%) Confluence
4 7 (5.26%) IIS
4 7 (5.26%) WordPress
5 6 (4.51%) CMS
5 6 (4.51%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (4.51%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 58 (43.61%) Azure
2 56 (42.11%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (16.54%) IaaS
4 17 (12.78%) PaaS
5 16 (12.03%) AWS
5 16 (12.03%) SaaS
6 9 (6.77%) Mimecast
7 8 (6.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (6.02%) OneDrive
8 5 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (3.76%) Cloudflare
9 4 (3.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.75%) AWS Direct Connect
10 1 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.75%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.75%) Azure Logic Apps
10 1 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.75%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (0.75%) Serverless
10 1 (0.75%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (87.22%) Firewall
2 76 (57.14%) VPN
3 61 (45.86%) WAN
4 57 (42.86%) LAN
5 45 (33.83%) SAN
6 41 (30.83%) TCP/IP
7 40 (30.08%) DNS
8 37 (27.82%) DHCP
9 32 (24.06%) Fibre Channel
9 32 (24.06%) iSCSI
10 30 (22.56%) NAS
10 30 (22.56%) WLAN
11 20 (15.04%) IPsec
11 20 (15.04%) Network Security
12 18 (13.53%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (12.78%) BGP
14 16 (12.03%) MPLS
14 16 (12.03%) OSPF
15 15 (11.28%) Wireless
16 13 (9.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.75%) Big Data
4 1 (0.75%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 6 (4.51%) JIRA
1 6 (4.51%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
General
1 64 (48.12%) Social Skills
2 33 (24.81%) Organisational Skills
3 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.51%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.76%) Automotive
6 4 (3.01%) Finance
7 3 (2.26%) Legal
8 2 (1.50%) Law
8 2 (1.50%) Marketing
8 2 (1.50%) Military
9 1 (0.75%) German Language
9 1 (0.75%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.75%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (33.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (30.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 32 (24.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (21.80%) Network Engineer
5 15 (11.28%) Support Engineer
6 13 (9.77%) Analyst
6 13 (9.77%) Support Analyst
7 11 (8.27%) IT Support
8 10 (7.52%) Technical Support
9 9 (6.77%) IT Engineer
9 9 (6.77%) Security Engineer
9 9 (6.77%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (6.77%) Team Leader
10 8 (6.02%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 7 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) IT Manager
11 7 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.26%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.50%) SAML
2 2 (1.50%) WSH
3 1 (0.75%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.03%) Driving Licence
3 9 (6.77%) Public Cloud
4 8 (6.02%) Clustering
4 8 (6.02%) User Experience
5 6 (4.51%) Fat Client
5 6 (4.51%) Thin Client
6 5 (3.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.76%) Life Science
6 5 (3.76%) Renewable Energy
7 4 (3.01%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.75%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.75%) EPoS
9 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 44 (33.08%) Windows
2 33 (24.81%) Windows Server
3 19 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.27%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (7.52%) Linux
7 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (5.26%) Android
9 6 (4.51%) Apple iOS
9 6 (4.51%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (1.50%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.75%) CentOS
11 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (35.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (32.33%) Project Management
3 35 (26.32%) ITIL
4 30 (22.56%) Mentoring
5 24 (18.05%) Service Delivery
6 23 (17.29%) Service Management
7 19 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (12.03%) CRM
9 15 (11.28%) DevOps
9 15 (11.28%) Network Management
10 13 (9.77%) Customer-Centricity
10 13 (9.77%) Knowledge Management
11 10 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (6.77%) Network Design
13 8 (6.02%) Computer Science
13 8 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.34%) PowerShell
2 21 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.50%) VBScript
4 1 (0.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (24.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (14.29%) CCNA
4 14 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (6.02%) Degree
5 8 (6.02%) MCITP
6 7 (5.26%) CCNP
6 7 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (3.76%) MCSE
8 4 (3.01%) CISSP
8 4 (3.01%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.26%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.26%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.26%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.50%) CCDP
10 2 (1.50%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.75%) CCIE
11 1 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) GDPR
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (49.62%) Active Directory
2 42 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (22.56%) Hyper-V
3 30 (22.56%) Terminal Server
4 13 (9.77%) vSphere
5 8 (6.02%) XenApp
6 7 (5.26%) VMware NSX
7 4 (3.01%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.26%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.75%) Docker
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (9.77%) WSUS
2 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (5.26%) FortiGate
4 5 (3.76%) SCCM
5 4 (3.01%) CSIRT
5 4 (3.01%) SCOM
6 3 (2.26%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.26%) Nagios
6 3 (2.26%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (1.50%) Ansible
7 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.75%) Puppet
8 1 (0.75%) SCSM
8 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 91 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 57 (42.86%) VMware
3 38 (28.57%) Cisco
4 16 (12.03%) Citrix
5 14 (10.53%) Palo Alto
6 12 (9.02%) Veeam
7 11 (8.27%) Meraki
8 10 (7.52%) HP
9 8 (6.02%) Aruba
9 8 (6.02%) Sophos
10 6 (4.51%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.51%) Juniper
10 6 (4.51%) Sage
10 6 (4.51%) Sitecore
11 5 (3.76%) Darktrace
11 5 (3.76%) Dell
11 5 (3.76%) F5
11 5 (3.76%) Forcepoint
11 5 (3.76%) Proofpoint
12 4 (3.01%) SolarWinds