Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 396 410 448
Rank change year-on-year +14 +38 -17
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 860 1,088 1,202
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.73% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 4.85% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 776 927 1,094
Median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.71% +2.41% +2.47%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,375 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.88% +6.67% -1.32%

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 17,852 22,410 26,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.12% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 14,025 17,353 21,184
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 28 March 2020.

Salary histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Top 17 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 28 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
England +9 808 £41,375 -0.30% 139
UK excluding London +40 577 £39,250 -1.88% 126
London +14 253 £50,000 +5.26% 20
South East +25 160 £40,000 +6.67% 35
North of England +51 114 £37,500 -6.25% 36
South West +79 106 £41,625 +18.93% 23
Midlands -15 95 £35,000 -17.65% 13
East of England +37 82 £42,500 +6.25% 12
West Midlands -12 66 £32,500 -23.53% 12
North West +34 55 £37,500 -1.32% 25
Yorkshire +13 43 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Work from Home +3 32 £62,500 +47.06% 6
East Midlands +16 29 £40,000 +20.30% 1
North East +15 16 £33,500 -16.25% 4
Scotland +24 14 £32,250 -24.12% 5
Wales -12 7 £27,500 -38.89% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for VLAN.

1 504 (58.60%) Firewall
2 493 (57.33%) Windows
3 389 (45.23%) Cisco
4 388 (45.12%) TCP/IP
5 385 (44.77%) Microsoft
6 379 (44.07%) Active Directory
7 365 (42.44%) VMware
8 358 (41.63%) WAN
9 352 (40.93%) LAN
10 348 (40.47%) DNS
11 340 (39.53%) VPN
12 319 (37.09%) Office 365
13 310 (36.05%) DHCP
14 303 (35.23%) Windows Server
15 295 (34.30%) Cisco Certification
16 247 (28.72%) Azure
17 243 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
18 202 (23.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 191 (22.21%) CCNP
20 184 (21.40%) CCNA
21 177 (20.58%) Hyper-V
22 172 (20.00%) Wireless
23 168 (19.53%) Linux
24 164 (19.07%) Windows Server 2012
25 163 (18.95%) Windows 10
26 160 (18.60%) VoIP
27 155 (18.02%) BGP
28 149 (17.33%) ITIL
29 147 (17.09%) MPLS
30 145 (16.86%) 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
1 115 (13.37%) MS Exchange
2 57 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (5.47%) SharePoint
4 35 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (3.14%) IIS
6 16 (1.86%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.40%) Apache
8 11 (1.28%) Confluence
9 8 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.70%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.12%) nginx
13 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 125 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 23 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.23%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.35%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 319 (37.09%) Office 365
2 247 (28.72%) Azure
3 99 (11.51%) AWS
4 33 (3.84%) IaaS
5 27 (3.14%) SaaS
6 25 (2.91%) PaaS
7 12 (1.40%) Mimecast
8 11 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.28%) GCP
9 10 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (1.16%) GitHub
10 9 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.35%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.23%) G Suite
14 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.12%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 504 (58.60%) Firewall
2 388 (45.12%) TCP/IP
3 358 (41.63%) WAN
4 352 (40.93%) LAN
5 348 (40.47%) DNS
6 340 (39.53%) VPN
7 310 (36.05%) DHCP
8 172 (20.00%) Wireless
9 160 (18.60%) VoIP
10 155 (18.02%) BGP
11 147 (17.09%) MPLS
12 145 (16.86%) OSPF
13 126 (14.65%) Network Security
14 112 (13.02%) SAN
15 101 (11.74%) Cisco ASA
16 94 (10.93%) Internet
17 81 (9.42%) Wi-Fi
18 78 (9.07%) IPsec
19 65 (7.56%) Cisco Nexus
20 45 (5.23%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (1.05%) MySQL
4 8 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.58%) MS Access
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.35%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.35%) Neo4j
8 3 (0.35%) Power BI
9 2 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Ignite
10 1 (0.12%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.12%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (2.67%) JIRA
2 18 (2.09%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.16%) GitLab
4 7 (0.81%) Bugzilla
4 7 (0.81%) Selenium
5 6 (0.70%) CruiseControl
6 5 (0.58%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.35%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.12%) TestLink
General
1 100 (11.63%) Finance
2 66 (7.67%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.33%) Law
3 20 (2.33%) Legal
4 14 (1.63%) Banking
4 14 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.40%) Japanese Language
6 11 (1.28%) Marketing
7 10 (1.16%) Automotive
7 10 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.05%) Public Sector
9 7 (0.81%) Advertising
9 7 (0.81%) Military
10 5 (0.58%) Electronics
11 4 (0.47%) French Language
11 4 (0.47%) Publishing
11 4 (0.47%) Retail
12 3 (0.35%) Back Office
12 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 230 (26.74%) Network Engineer
2 163 (18.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 131 (15.23%) Support Engineer
4 88 (10.23%) IT Engineer
5 82 (9.53%) IT Support
6 78 (9.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 70 (8.14%) Senior Network Engineer
8 67 (7.79%) Analyst
9 46 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support
10 44 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support
11 39 (4.53%) Technical Support
12 38 (4.42%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 37 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 37 (4.30%) Administrator
13 37 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
14 34 (3.95%) Team Leader
15 33 (3.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 33 (3.84%) IT Manager
16 32 (3.72%) Technical Engineer
17 31 (3.60%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.60%) 802.1X
2 26 (3.02%) WSH
3 17 (1.98%) LDAP
4 7 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (0.70%) ADSI
5 6 (0.70%) LAMP
6 3 (0.35%) .NET
6 3 (0.35%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.35%) Node.js
6 3 (0.35%) React
6 3 (0.35%) Vue.js
6 3 (0.35%) XMPP
7 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (0.23%) Jinja
7 2 (0.23%) JSON
7 2 (0.23%) Web Services
7 2 (0.23%) YAML
8 1 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 130 (15.12%) Data Centre
2 72 (8.37%) Self-Motivation
3 51 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (3.84%) Driving Licence
5 26 (3.02%) Replication
6 25 (2.91%) Private Cloud
7 24 (2.79%) Clustering
8 19 (2.21%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.28%) Handset
12 10 (1.16%) CCTV
12 10 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.81%) Fibre Optics
15 6 (0.70%) CMDB
15 6 (0.70%) User Experience
16 5 (0.58%) EMC VNX
17 4 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 493 (57.33%) Windows
2 303 (35.23%) Windows Server
3 168 (19.53%) Linux
4 164 (19.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 163 (18.95%) Windows 10
6 138 (16.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 100 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 80 (9.30%) Windows 7
9 63 (7.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 27 (3.14%) Mac OS
10 27 (3.14%) Ubuntu
11 23 (2.67%) Windows 8
12 21 (2.44%) CentOS
13 18 (2.09%) Unix
14 17 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (1.51%) Debian
16 13 (1.51%) VMS
17 9 (1.05%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (23.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 149 (17.33%) ITIL
3 132 (15.35%) Problem-Solving
4 76 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 76 (8.84%) Network Design
5 69 (8.02%) Load Balancing
6 58 (6.74%) Server Management
7 56 (6.51%) Information Security
8 46 (5.35%) Mentoring
9 42 (4.88%) DevOps
9 42 (4.88%) Patch Management
9 42 (4.88%) Project Management
10 41 (4.77%) Configuration Management
10 41 (4.77%) Service Delivery
11 40 (4.65%) Time Management
12 39 (4.53%) Presales
13 36 (4.19%) Network Monitoring
14 32 (3.72%) Migration
15 31 (3.60%) Change Management
16 30 (3.49%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 134 (15.58%) PowerShell
2 79 (9.19%) SQL
3 33 (3.84%) VBScript
4 22 (2.56%) Python
5 20 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.81%) Perl
7 5 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.58%) Ruby
8 4 (0.47%) Go
9 3 (0.35%) C++
10 2 (0.23%) C
11 1 (0.12%) C-shell
11 1 (0.12%) Java
11 1 (0.12%) PHP
11 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 295 (34.30%) Cisco Certification
2 191 (22.21%) CCNP
3 184 (21.40%) CCNA
4 83 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 68 (7.91%) MCSE
6 63 (7.33%) CCIE
7 49 (5.70%) CCDP
8 48 (5.58%) Degree
9 29 (3.37%) Security Cleared
10 24 (2.79%) JNCIA
10 24 (2.79%) MCP
11 23 (2.67%) SC Cleared
12 20 (2.33%) MCSA
13 19 (2.21%) MCITP
14 18 (2.09%) CCSA
15 17 (1.98%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 16 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (1.74%) CCDA
18 12 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
19 11 (1.28%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (8.84%) SLA
2 40 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.28%) GDPR
4 9 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.35%) QA
7 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) NIST
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 379 (44.07%) Active Directory
2 243 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (20.58%) Hyper-V
4 100 (11.63%) vSphere
5 49 (5.70%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (5.12%) XenApp
7 24 (2.79%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (2.67%) Firmware
9 19 (2.21%) Docker
10 15 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (1.40%) XenDesktop
12 11 (1.28%) VMware NSX
13 10 (1.16%) NFS
14 9 (1.05%) BitLocker
15 8 (0.93%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.81%) KVM
16 7 (0.81%) Xen
17 6 (0.70%) iptables
17 6 (0.70%) QEMU
17 6 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 54 (6.28%) SCCM
2 42 (4.88%) vCenter Server
2 42 (4.88%) WSUS
3 26 (3.02%) Backup Exec
4 25 (2.91%) FortiGate
5 21 (2.44%) Kubernetes
6 18 (2.09%) Cisco Prime
7 17 (1.98%) Failover Clustering
8 15 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (1.74%) Puppet
9 13 (1.51%) Ansible
10 12 (1.40%) vRealize
11 9 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.93%) Nagios
13 7 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.81%) Terraform
14 6 (0.70%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.70%) SCOM
14 6 (0.70%) SELinux
15 5 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 389 (45.23%) Cisco
2 385 (44.77%) Microsoft
3 365 (42.44%) VMware
4 112 (13.02%) HP
5 103 (11.98%) Juniper
6 98 (11.40%) Citrix
7 69 (8.02%) Palo Alto
8 63 (7.33%) Meraki
9 61 (7.09%) SonicWALL
10 58 (6.74%) CheckPoint
11 47 (5.47%) Veeam
12 46 (5.35%) F5
13 39 (4.53%) Dell
14 38 (4.42%) Mitel
15 36 (4.19%) SolarWinds
16 27 (3.14%) EMC
17 24 (2.79%) Brocade
18 23 (2.67%) Fortinet
18 23 (2.67%) Huawei
18 23 (2.67%) Infoblox