Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 354 413 425
Rank change year-on-year +59 +12 0
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 510 911 1,042
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.72% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.66% 4.80% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 476 839 918
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,950 £28,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +9.59%

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 9,008 18,982 22,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.13% 15.03% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,166 15,153 18,005
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +39 467 £45,000 +12.50% 113
UK excluding London +75 386 £42,500 +13.33% 85
North of England +97 120 £40,000 +6.67% 27
London +35 97 £52,500 +8.25% 31
Work from Home -14 85 £50,000 -20.00% 12
South East +68 76 £45,000 +5.88% 27
South West +37 68 £45,000 +25.87% 14
Midlands +47 62 £40,000 +23.08% 13
North West +78 53 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Yorkshire +38 46 £33,500 -10.67% 10
East of England +82 42 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands +28 35 £42,500 +30.77% 9
East Midlands +56 27 £37,500 +7.14% 4
North East +38 21 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Scotland +46 10 £32,000 +6.67% 2
Wales +47 8 £48,750 +116.67% 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 302 (59.22%) Firewall
2 280 (54.90%) VMware
3 270 (52.94%) Windows
4 250 (49.02%) Cisco
5 242 (47.45%) Microsoft
6 235 (46.08%) DNS
7 228 (44.71%) Active Directory
8 210 (41.18%) Azure
9 198 (38.82%) VPN
10 197 (38.63%) WAN
11 186 (36.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 183 (35.88%) Windows Server
13 177 (34.71%) Office 365
13 177 (34.71%) DHCP
14 164 (32.16%) LAN
15 155 (30.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 154 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
17 138 (27.06%) TCP/IP
18 125 (24.51%) Hyper-V
19 102 (20.00%) CCNA
20 94 (18.43%) OSPF
21 91 (17.84%) ITIL
22 90 (17.65%) PowerShell
23 86 (16.86%) CCNP
23 86 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
24 85 (16.67%) Wireless
25 83 (16.27%) MPLS
26 82 (16.08%) Linux
27 81 (15.88%) VoIP
28 76 (14.90%) Network Security

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 64 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 40 (7.84%) SharePoint
3 32 (6.27%) IIS
4 27 (5.29%) Confluence
5 20 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.94%) Apache
6 15 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.16%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.39%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.39%) nginx
11 1 (0.20%) CMS
11 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Q-Pulse
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 210 (41.18%) Azure
2 177 (34.71%) Office 365
3 71 (13.92%) AWS
4 42 (8.24%) IaaS
5 31 (6.08%) SaaS
6 28 (5.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (5.29%) PaaS
8 26 (5.10%) Mimecast
9 21 (4.12%) OneDrive
10 10 (1.96%) GCP
11 9 (1.76%) Serverless
12 7 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.98%) Azure Functions
13 5 (0.98%) Logic Apps
14 4 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.78%) GitHub
14 4 (0.78%) OpenDNS
14 4 (0.78%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.59%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 302 (59.22%) Firewall
2 235 (46.08%) DNS
3 198 (38.82%) VPN
4 197 (38.63%) WAN
5 177 (34.71%) DHCP
6 164 (32.16%) LAN
7 138 (27.06%) TCP/IP
8 94 (18.43%) OSPF
9 85 (16.67%) Wireless
10 83 (16.27%) MPLS
11 81 (15.88%) VoIP
12 76 (14.90%) Network Security
13 73 (14.31%) BGP
14 65 (12.75%) Cisco ASA
15 61 (11.96%) Wi-Fi
16 55 (10.78%) Internet
17 50 (9.80%) IPv4
18 46 (9.02%) SAN
19 38 (7.45%) Ethernet
20 37 (7.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (0.78%) MySQL
4 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.59%) Power BI
6 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.39%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.39%) Redis
7 1 (0.20%) Big Data
7 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 27 (5.29%) JIRA
3 17 (3.33%) Subversion
4 10 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.78%) Maven
7 3 (0.59%) GitLab
8 2 (0.39%) Gradle
8 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.20%) Selenium
9 1 (0.20%) TestRail
General
1 39 (7.65%) Finance
2 22 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.94%) Electronics
4 14 (2.75%) Banking
5 13 (2.55%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.16%) Retail
7 9 (1.76%) Publishing
8 6 (1.18%) Law
8 6 (1.18%) Marketing
9 5 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.98%) French Language
10 4 (0.78%) Back Office
11 3 (0.59%) German Language
11 3 (0.59%) Military
12 2 (0.39%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.39%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.39%) Legal
12 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.20%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 137 (26.86%) Network Engineer
2 133 (26.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 65 (12.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 62 (12.16%) IT Engineer
5 59 (11.57%) Support Engineer
6 45 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
7 38 (7.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 37 (7.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 32 (6.27%) Cisco Engineer
10 30 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 30 (5.88%) IT Support
11 26 (5.10%) Analyst
12 24 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
13 23 (4.51%) Infrastructure Support
13 23 (4.51%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (4.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (3.73%) IT Support Engineer
15 19 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
16 16 (3.14%) Architect
17 15 (2.94%) Chief Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.69%) 802.1X
2 25 (4.90%) Web Services
3 19 (3.73%) RESTful
4 11 (2.16%) YAML
5 6 (1.18%) LDAP
6 4 (0.78%) .NET
6 4 (0.78%) CSS
6 4 (0.78%) HTML
6 4 (0.78%) SAML
7 3 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.59%) WSH
8 2 (0.39%) COM+
8 2 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.39%) Node.js
8 2 (0.39%) React
8 2 (0.39%) REST
8 2 (0.39%) SOAP
8 2 (0.39%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.39%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.20%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.90%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.08%) Public Cloud
4 27 (5.29%) Clustering
5 23 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (3.53%) Replication
7 14 (2.75%) Driving Licence
8 13 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (2.16%) Client/Server
9 11 (2.16%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.96%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.96%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.18%) User Experience
12 5 (0.98%) PKI
13 4 (0.78%) IPTV
13 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.59%) HP Storage
14 3 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 270 (52.94%) Windows
2 183 (35.88%) Windows Server
3 86 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 82 (16.08%) Linux
5 57 (11.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 45 (8.82%) Windows 10
7 43 (8.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 39 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (5.88%) Windows 7
10 24 (4.71%) Ubuntu
11 21 (4.12%) Unix
12 20 (3.92%) CentOS
13 8 (1.57%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.37%) Debian
15 6 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.59%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (30.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 91 (17.84%) ITIL
3 63 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
4 49 (9.61%) DevOps
5 48 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 35 (6.86%) Migration
7 33 (6.47%) Configuration Management
7 33 (6.47%) Mentoring
7 33 (6.47%) Service Delivery
8 32 (6.27%) Service Management
9 30 (5.88%) Network Design
9 30 (5.88%) Project Delivery
10 29 (5.69%) Infrastructure as Code
11 27 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
12 26 (5.10%) Scrum
13 25 (4.90%) Storage Management
14 24 (4.71%) Presales
15 23 (4.51%) Task Automation
16 22 (4.31%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 90 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 42 (8.24%) Python
3 41 (8.04%) Bash Shell
4 40 (7.84%) SQL
5 7 (1.37%) Perl
5 7 (1.37%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.59%) C
6 3 (0.59%) Tcl
6 3 (0.59%) VBScript
7 2 (0.39%) C#
7 2 (0.39%) PHP
7 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.39%) VBA
8 1 (0.20%) Go
8 1 (0.20%) Java
8 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.20%) Ruby
8 1 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 154 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (20.00%) CCNA
3 86 (16.86%) CCNP
4 37 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (5.69%) Security Cleared
6 25 (4.90%) MCSE
7 22 (4.31%) Degree
8 21 (4.12%) CCIE
9 17 (3.33%) SC Cleared
10 16 (3.14%) MCSA
11 15 (2.94%) MCP
12 13 (2.55%) CCSA
13 12 (2.35%) RHCE
13 12 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (2.16%) GIAC
14 11 (2.16%) JNCIS
15 10 (1.96%) Check Point Certification
15 10 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.96%) JNCIA
15 10 (1.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.31%) SLA
2 15 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.37%) OASIS TOSCA
5 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.39%) GDPR
7 2 (0.39%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) NCSC
8 1 (0.20%) NIST
System Software
1 228 (44.71%) Active Directory
2 186 (36.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (24.51%) Hyper-V
4 46 (9.02%) vSphere
5 39 (7.65%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (5.49%) Docker
7 16 (3.14%) Firmware
7 16 (3.14%) KVM
8 15 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (2.35%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.37%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.18%) NFS
13 6 (1.18%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.18%) Xen
14 5 (0.98%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.98%) XenApp
15 3 (0.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (8.63%) SCCM
2 38 (7.45%) Ansible
3 34 (6.67%) Puppet
4 20 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (3.33%) vCenter Server
6 11 (2.16%) Terraform
6 11 (2.16%) WSUS
7 10 (1.96%) FortiGate
7 10 (1.96%) SmoothWall
8 9 (1.76%) Nagios
9 7 (1.37%) SCOM
10 6 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.98%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.78%) Cacti
12 4 (0.78%) Nmap
12 4 (0.78%) vMotion
13 3 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
13 3 (0.59%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.59%) SCSM
14 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 280 (54.90%) VMware
2 250 (49.02%) Cisco
3 242 (47.45%) Microsoft
4 51 (10.00%) HP
5 49 (9.61%) Citrix
6 45 (8.82%) Meraki
6 45 (8.82%) Palo Alto
7 40 (7.84%) Juniper
7 40 (7.84%) Veeam
8 36 (7.06%) CheckPoint
8 36 (7.06%) SonicWALL
8 36 (7.06%) Sophos
9 35 (6.86%) Dell
10 25 (4.90%) Fortinet
11 21 (4.12%) Mitel
12 19 (3.73%) Red Hat
13 18 (3.53%) F5
13 18 (3.53%) Oracle
14 17 (3.33%) NetApp
14 17 (3.33%) SolarWinds