Period
to 29 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 323 343 365
Rank change year-on-year +20 +22 -20
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 575 713 808
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.86% 0.85% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.29% 5.13% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 514 578 711
Median annual salary £39,250 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.88% +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,925 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -4.71% +2.41% +3.11%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,863 13,896 15,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.34% 16.57% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8,380 10,485 12,353
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the UK excluding London

VLAN
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VLAN in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for VLAN in the UK excluding London

VLAN
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing VLAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Salary histogram for VLAN in the UK excluding London

VLAN
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 29 March 2020. 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
South East +27 159 £40,000 +6.67% 35
North of England +40 113 £37,500 -5.06% 36
South West +84 106 £41,625 +18.93% 23
Midlands -10 95 £35,000 -17.65% 13
East of England +33 82 £42,500 +6.25% 12
West Midlands -5 66 £32,500 -23.53% 12
North West +36 55 £37,500 -1.32% 25
Yorkshire +14 42 £37,500 -6.25% 7
East Midlands +14 29 £40,000 +20.30% 1
North East +22 16 £33,500 -16.25% 4
Scotland +30 14 £32,250 -24.12% 5
Wales -13 7 £27,500 -38.89% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £30,000 -
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 348 (60.52%) Windows
2 311 (54.09%) Firewall
3 296 (51.48%) Microsoft
4 271 (47.13%) VMware
5 255 (44.35%) Active Directory
6 249 (43.30%) WAN
7 248 (43.13%) TCP/IP
8 246 (42.78%) DNS
9 244 (42.43%) Cisco
10 230 (40.00%) VPN
11 228 (39.65%) LAN
12 226 (39.30%) Office 365
13 219 (38.09%) DHCP
14 213 (37.04%) Windows Server
15 185 (32.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 171 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
17 166 (28.87%) Azure
18 144 (25.04%) Hyper-V
19 142 (24.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 121 (21.04%) Problem-Solving
21 118 (20.52%) Windows 10
22 113 (19.65%) VoIP
23 108 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
23 108 (18.78%) CCNA
23 108 (18.78%) CCNP
24 106 (18.43%) Linux
25 100 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
26 98 (17.04%) Wireless
27 97 (16.87%) SQL Server
28 94 (16.35%) ITIL

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 83 (14.43%) MS Exchange
2 45 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (7.48%) SharePoint
4 28 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (3.13%) IIS
6 14 (2.43%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.91%) Confluence
8 10 (1.74%) Apache
9 8 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.04%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.17%) nginx
13 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 108 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.52%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 226 (39.30%) Office 365
2 166 (28.87%) Azure
3 64 (11.13%) AWS
4 29 (5.04%) IaaS
5 27 (4.70%) SaaS
6 21 (3.65%) PaaS
7 9 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.22%) GCP
9 5 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.87%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.70%) GitHub
10 4 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.35%) G Suite
11 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 311 (54.09%) Firewall
2 249 (43.30%) WAN
3 248 (43.13%) TCP/IP
4 246 (42.78%) DNS
5 230 (40.00%) VPN
6 228 (39.65%) LAN
7 219 (38.09%) DHCP
8 113 (19.65%) VoIP
9 98 (17.04%) Wireless
10 84 (14.61%) SAN
11 74 (12.87%) Cisco ASA
12 68 (11.83%) MPLS
13 63 (10.96%) Network Security
14 57 (9.91%) BGP
15 55 (9.57%) Internet
15 55 (9.57%) OSPF
16 45 (7.83%) IPsec
17 32 (5.57%) NAS
18 31 (5.39%) Cisco Nexus
19 30 (5.22%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (1.57%) MySQL
4 7 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.87%) MS Access
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.52%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Ignite
10 1 (0.17%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.17%) Redis
10 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.17%) Riak
Development Applications
1 17 (2.96%) JIRA
2 12 (2.09%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.22%) Bugzilla
3 7 (1.22%) Selenium
4 6 (1.04%) CruiseControl
5 5 (0.87%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.70%) GitLab
7 3 (0.52%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.17%) TestLink
9 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (7.65%) Finance
2 41 (7.13%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.09%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.74%) Automotive
5 9 (1.57%) Marketing
6 7 (1.22%) Military
6 7 (1.22%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.04%) Law
8 5 (0.87%) Advertising
9 4 (0.70%) Retail
10 3 (0.52%) Back Office
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
10 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.35%) Legal
11 2 (0.35%) Police
11 2 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 125 (21.74%) Network Engineer
2 121 (21.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 87 (15.13%) Support Engineer
4 68 (11.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 64 (11.13%) IT Support
6 60 (10.43%) IT Engineer
7 45 (7.83%) Analyst
8 38 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
9 34 (5.91%) Senior Network Engineer
10 31 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 30 (5.22%) IT Support Engineer
12 28 (4.87%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 27 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
13 27 (4.70%) IT Manager
14 24 (4.17%) Consultant
14 24 (4.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 23 (4.00%) Architect
15 23 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support
16 22 (3.83%) Administrator
17 19 (3.30%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.52%) WSH
2 13 (2.26%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.22%) LDAP
4 6 (1.04%) LAMP
5 3 (0.52%) .NET
5 3 (0.52%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.52%) Node.js
5 3 (0.52%) React
5 3 (0.52%) Vue.js
6 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (0.35%) Web Services
7 1 (0.17%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.17%) OAuth
7 1 (0.17%) OpenEmbedded
7 1 (0.17%) REST
7 1 (0.17%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 85 (14.78%) Data Centre
2 59 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.52%) Driving Licence
5 13 (2.26%) Clustering
6 12 (2.09%) Replication
7 11 (1.91%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.74%) CCTV
9 7 (1.22%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.22%) Fibre Optics
9 7 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.04%) CMDB
10 6 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.04%) User Experience
11 5 (0.87%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.70%) Life Science
12 4 (0.70%) PKI
12 4 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 348 (60.52%) Windows
2 213 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 118 (20.52%) Windows 10
4 106 (18.43%) Linux
5 100 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (14.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 70 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (9.39%) Windows Server 2019
9 52 (9.04%) Windows 7
10 19 (3.30%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (2.43%) Mac OS
12 14 (2.43%) Unix
13 10 (1.74%) CentOS
14 8 (1.39%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.04%) Debian
15 6 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.04%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.87%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (24.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 121 (21.04%) Problem-Solving
3 94 (16.35%) ITIL
4 69 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 52 (9.04%) Server Management
6 43 (7.48%) Mentoring
6 43 (7.48%) Network Design
7 38 (6.61%) Information Security
8 37 (6.43%) Configuration Management
8 37 (6.43%) Time Management
9 36 (6.26%) Patch Management
9 36 (6.26%) Project Management
10 31 (5.39%) Migration
10 31 (5.39%) Presales
11 29 (5.04%) DevOps
12 28 (4.87%) Change Management
12 28 (4.87%) Service Delivery
13 26 (4.52%) Business Continuity
13 26 (4.52%) Load Balancing
14 24 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (14.61%) PowerShell
2 59 (10.26%) SQL
3 33 (5.74%) VBScript
4 20 (3.48%) Bash Shell
5 19 (3.30%) Python
6 7 (1.22%) Perl
7 5 (0.87%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.87%) Ruby
8 4 (0.70%) Go
9 3 (0.52%) C++
10 2 (0.35%) C
11 1 (0.17%) C-shell
11 1 (0.17%) Java
11 1 (0.17%) PHP
11 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 171 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (18.78%) CCNA
2 108 (18.78%) CCNP
3 55 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (7.83%) MCSE
5 35 (6.09%) CCIE
6 30 (5.22%) CCDP
7 25 (4.35%) Degree
8 22 (3.83%) Security Cleared
9 17 (2.96%) MCP
10 16 (2.78%) SC Cleared
11 15 (2.61%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 12 (2.09%) MCSA
13 11 (1.91%) DBS Check
13 11 (1.91%) JNCIS
13 11 (1.91%) MCITP
14 10 (1.74%) DV Cleared
14 10 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.74%) JNCIA
15 7 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (10.43%) SLA
2 31 (5.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.57%) GDPR
3 9 (1.57%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) QA
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.17%) GxP
5 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.17%) NIST
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 255 (44.35%) Active Directory
2 185 (32.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (25.04%) Hyper-V
4 76 (13.22%) vSphere
5 38 (6.61%) XenApp
6 36 (6.26%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (3.30%) Docker
7 19 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.74%) VMware NSX
10 9 (1.57%) NFS
11 8 (1.39%) BitLocker
11 8 (1.39%) VirtualBox
12 7 (1.22%) Firmware
12 7 (1.22%) KVM
12 7 (1.22%) Xen
13 6 (1.04%) iptables
13 6 (1.04%) QEMU
13 6 (1.04%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (6.26%) SCCM
2 31 (5.39%) WSUS
3 26 (4.52%) vCenter Server
4 21 (3.65%) Kubernetes
5 18 (3.13%) FortiGate
6 17 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
7 15 (2.61%) Backup Exec
7 15 (2.61%) Puppet
8 13 (2.26%) Failover Clustering
9 12 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (2.09%) vRealize
10 11 (1.91%) Ansible
11 7 (1.22%) Nagios
11 7 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (1.04%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.04%) SELinux
13 5 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 296 (51.48%) Microsoft
2 271 (47.13%) VMware
3 244 (42.43%) Cisco
4 88 (15.30%) HP
5 86 (14.96%) Citrix
6 60 (10.43%) Juniper
7 50 (8.70%) Meraki
8 42 (7.30%) SonicWALL
9 38 (6.61%) Veeam
10 37 (6.43%) Mitel
11 28 (4.87%) SolarWinds
12 25 (4.35%) Dell
13 24 (4.17%) Palo Alto
14 20 (3.48%) Brocade
14 20 (3.48%) CheckPoint
15 19 (3.30%) Asigra
15 19 (3.30%) EMC
16 17 (2.96%) Avaya
16 17 (2.96%) F5
17 15 (2.61%) Fortinet