Period
to 27 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 484 401 430
Rank change year-on-year -83 +29 +58
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 705 308 998
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.65% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.47% 4.15% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 555 254 849
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £34,625 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% -3.53%
75th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 15,775 7,430 22,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.92% 15.59% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10,915 6,051 16,956
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,684 £25,594
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £45,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +15.38% -4.21%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VLAN over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

Salary histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the UK over the 6 months to 27 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
England -82 634 £42,500 -5.56% 185
UK excluding London -20 545 £40,000 - 155
North of England -43 154 £37,500 - 51
South East -70 147 £40,000 +14.29% 41
Work from Home -181 146 £50,000 -2.44% 24
London -198 123 £52,500 -12.50% 35
Midlands -93 91 £40,000 -9.09% 28
Yorkshire -42 83 £37,500 +7.14% 24
South West -56 70 £43,750 -2.78% 17
North West -64 59 £39,500 -7.06% 21
West Midlands -97 52 £52,500 +19.32% 18
East of England -64 44 £45,000 -5.26% 13
East Midlands -54 37 £38,000 -1.94% 10
Scotland -85 30 £45,000 +50.00% 4
North East -29 12 £37,500 - 6
Wales -41 9 £26,500 -24.29% 1

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for VLAN.

1 450 (63.83%) Firewall
2 354 (50.21%) Microsoft
3 344 (48.79%) Windows
4 337 (47.80%) Azure
5 336 (47.66%) DNS
6 331 (46.95%) Active Directory
7 329 (46.67%) VMware
8 327 (46.38%) DHCP
9 297 (42.13%) Microsoft 365
10 270 (38.30%) Social Skills
11 264 (37.45%) VPN
12 259 (36.74%) Windows Server
13 251 (35.60%) Cisco
14 240 (34.04%) WAN
15 228 (32.34%) VMware Infrastructure
16 213 (30.21%) LAN
17 204 (28.94%) TCP/IP
17 204 (28.94%) Hyper-V
18 172 (24.40%) PowerShell
19 164 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
20 155 (21.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 150 (21.28%) ITIL
22 138 (19.57%) Wireless
23 127 (18.01%) Windows Server 2012
24 125 (17.73%) AWS
25 123 (17.45%) CCNA
26 116 (16.45%) Linux
27 115 (16.31%) MPLS
28 111 (15.74%) Windows Server 2019
29 108 (15.32%) OSPF

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 96 (13.62%) SharePoint
2 94 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 57 (8.09%) Confluence
4 50 (7.09%) IIS
5 20 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.70%) WordPress
7 11 (1.56%) CMS
7 11 (1.56%) nginx
7 11 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (1.56%) Umbraco
8 10 (1.42%) Apache
9 7 (0.99%) SAS
10 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.85%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.43%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.28%) Apache Pulsar
13 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 92 (13.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.56%) Sage 200
2 10 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.85%) Unica
4 4 (0.57%) FastStats
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.14%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.14%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 337 (47.80%) Azure
2 297 (42.13%) Microsoft 365
3 125 (17.73%) AWS
4 71 (10.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 51 (7.23%) IaaS
6 40 (5.67%) OneDrive
7 33 (4.68%) PaaS
8 31 (4.40%) Mimecast
9 25 (3.55%) GCP
9 25 (3.55%) SaaS
10 17 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.28%) Cloudflare
13 7 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.57%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.57%) Google Workspace
14 4 (0.57%) OpenDNS
14 4 (0.57%) Tricentis Tosca
15 3 (0.43%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 450 (63.83%) Firewall
2 336 (47.66%) DNS
3 327 (46.38%) DHCP
4 264 (37.45%) VPN
5 240 (34.04%) WAN
6 213 (30.21%) LAN
7 204 (28.94%) TCP/IP
8 138 (19.57%) Wireless
9 115 (16.31%) MPLS
10 108 (15.32%) OSPF
11 90 (12.77%) IPv4
12 89 (12.62%) SAN
13 80 (11.35%) VoIP
14 79 (11.21%) BGP
15 77 (10.92%) Network Security
16 74 (10.50%) Internet
17 72 (10.21%) Wi-Fi
18 68 (9.65%) Ethernet
19 57 (8.09%) IPv6
20 53 (7.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.13%) MySQL
3 14 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.56%) MariaDB
5 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.71%) Big Data
6 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2019
7 3 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.43%) Redis
8 2 (0.28%) Aerospike
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.28%) ArangoDB
8 2 (0.28%) CockroachDB
8 2 (0.28%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.28%) Scylla
9 1 (0.14%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (7.80%) JIRA
2 36 (5.11%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.26%) Subversion
4 13 (1.84%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.57%) Selenium
8 1 (0.14%) GitLab
8 1 (0.14%) Gradle
8 1 (0.14%) Maven
8 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 270 (38.30%) Social Skills
2 46 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 45 (6.38%) Organisational Skills
4 32 (4.54%) Finance
5 23 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (2.70%) Presentation Skills
7 17 (2.41%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
8 11 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.42%) Retail
10 8 (1.13%) Marketing
11 7 (0.99%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.99%) Automotive
11 7 (0.99%) Law
11 7 (0.99%) Legal
11 7 (0.99%) Public Sector
12 5 (0.71%) Publishing
13 4 (0.57%) Electronics
13 4 (0.57%) German Language
14 3 (0.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 133 (18.87%) Network Engineer
3 92 (13.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 87 (12.34%) IT Engineer
5 74 (10.50%) Support Engineer
6 60 (8.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 58 (8.23%) Systems Engineer
8 47 (6.67%) IT Manager
9 45 (6.38%) IT Support
10 44 (6.24%) Analyst
11 42 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
12 34 (4.82%) Architect
13 33 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 32 (4.54%) Consultant
15 29 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
16 28 (3.97%) IT Support Engineer
17 26 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
17 26 (3.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 26 (3.69%) Support Analyst
18 25 (3.55%) Chief Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.09%) 802.1X
2 40 (5.67%) RESTful
3 36 (5.11%) Web Services
4 12 (1.70%) LEMP Stack
5 11 (1.56%) LAMP
6 10 (1.42%) LAPP Stack
7 7 (0.99%) .NET
8 6 (0.85%) LDAP
9 5 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.57%) WSH
11 3 (0.43%) SAML
12 2 (0.28%) CSS
12 2 (0.28%) HTML
12 2 (0.28%) Kafka
13 1 (0.14%) ARM Templates
13 1 (0.14%) Azure Blueprints
13 1 (0.14%) MSMQ
13 1 (0.14%) Node.js
13 1 (0.14%) React
13 1 (0.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 95 (13.48%) Data Centre
2 41 (5.82%) Clustering
3 40 (5.67%) Driving Licence
3 40 (5.67%) Public Cloud
3 40 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (5.25%) Management Information System
5 30 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 21 (2.98%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (2.70%) User Experience
8 13 (1.84%) HP Storage
9 10 (1.42%) Fibre Optics
9 10 (1.42%) iPad
10 7 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (0.99%) Life Science
10 7 (0.99%) Renewable Energy
11 6 (0.85%) IPTV
12 5 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.71%) iPhone
12 5 (0.71%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.57%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 344 (48.79%) Windows
2 259 (36.74%) Windows Server
3 127 (18.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 116 (16.45%) Linux
5 111 (15.74%) Windows Server 2019
6 105 (14.89%) Windows 10
7 96 (13.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 37 (5.25%) Windows 7
9 34 (4.82%) CentOS
10 29 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (3.69%) Android
11 26 (3.69%) Unix
12 24 (3.40%) Ubuntu
13 21 (2.98%) Apple iOS
14 16 (2.27%) Mac OS X
15 15 (2.13%) Windows 8
16 14 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (1.84%) Mac OS
18 11 (1.56%) Debian
19 8 (1.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (21.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 150 (21.28%) ITIL
3 97 (13.76%) Project Management
4 76 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (10.78%) Mentoring
5 72 (10.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 71 (10.07%) DevOps
7 62 (8.79%) Service Management
8 51 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
9 49 (6.95%) Cybersecurity
9 49 (6.95%) Service Delivery
10 45 (6.38%) Infrastructure as Code
10 45 (6.38%) Project Delivery
10 45 (6.38%) Storage Management
11 43 (6.10%) Configuration Management
12 39 (5.53%) Network Design
13 37 (5.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 36 (5.11%) Migration
14 36 (5.11%) Software Testing
15 35 (4.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 172 (24.40%) PowerShell
2 69 (9.79%) Python
3 67 (9.50%) SQL
4 54 (7.66%) Bash Shell
5 12 (1.70%) Java
6 10 (1.42%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.13%) Perl
8 6 (0.85%) R
9 5 (0.71%) C
9 5 (0.71%) VBScript
10 4 (0.57%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.43%) PHP
12 1 (0.14%) C#
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 164 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (17.45%) CCNA
3 99 (14.04%) CCNP
4 83 (11.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (6.67%) Degree
6 37 (5.25%) MCSE
7 30 (4.26%) MCSA
8 23 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (2.27%) DBS Check
11 15 (2.13%) CCIE
11 15 (2.13%) GIAC
11 15 (2.13%) RHCE
11 15 (2.13%) Security Cleared
12 13 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 12 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
14 11 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (1.56%) CISSP
15 10 (1.42%) A+ Certification
15 10 (1.42%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.09%) SLA
2 24 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (1.42%) PMO
5 7 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.71%) GDPR
6 5 (0.71%) NIST
6 5 (0.71%) QA
6 5 (0.71%) SOC 2
7 4 (0.57%) OASIS TOSCA
8 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 331 (46.95%) Active Directory
2 228 (32.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (28.94%) Hyper-V
4 51 (7.23%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (6.24%) vSphere
6 42 (5.96%) Docker
7 31 (4.40%) Terminal Server
8 26 (3.69%) XenDesktop
9 17 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (2.13%) KVM
11 11 (1.56%) XenApp
12 10 (1.42%) iptables
13 8 (1.13%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.71%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.57%) Firmware
15 4 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
16 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.43%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 89 (12.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 61 (8.65%) Puppet
3 50 (7.09%) WSUS
4 48 (6.81%) Ansible
5 22 (3.12%) FortiGate
6 21 (2.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 21 (2.98%) SCCM
7 19 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (2.70%) Terraform
8 13 (1.84%) vCenter Server
9 12 (1.70%) Backup Exec
9 12 (1.70%) Nagios
10 11 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
10 11 (1.56%) Proxmox
11 8 (1.13%) Kubernetes
12 6 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.85%) CSIRT
12 6 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.71%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 354 (50.21%) Microsoft
2 329 (46.67%) VMware
3 251 (35.60%) Cisco
4 79 (11.21%) Veeam
5 67 (9.50%) HP
6 64 (9.08%) Palo Alto
7 62 (8.79%) Citrix
8 57 (8.09%) Meraki
9 51 (7.23%) Aruba
10 44 (6.24%) Juniper
11 34 (4.82%) Sophos
12 32 (4.54%) Fortinet
13 31 (4.40%) Google
14 29 (4.11%) Oracle
15 28 (3.97%) Dell
16 25 (3.55%) Red Hat
17 24 (3.40%) SonicWALL
18 23 (3.26%) Apple
19 22 (3.12%) CheckPoint
20 19 (2.70%) NetApp