Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 366 404 419
Rank change year-on-year +38 +15 +34
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 651 809 1,075
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.72% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.03% 4.75% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 494 706 888
10th Percentile £27,575 £27,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £36,000 £31,563 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +1.19%
75th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
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% +2.56%

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 10,797 17,046 22,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.97% 15.07% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8,218 13,630 17,691
10th Percentile £28,625 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 14 April 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 14 April 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 +45 600 £45,000 +11.11% 122
UK excluding London +50 472 £42,500 +13.33% 96
North of England +66 140 £42,500 +13.33% 22
London +25 135 £50,000 - 29
Work from Home -45 111 £50,000 -20.00% 19
South East +53 108 £45,000 +12.50% 28
South West +13 98 £42,500 +3.03% 15
North West +51 64 £42,500 +13.33% 16
Midlands +6 60 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Yorkshire +24 57 £37,500 - 4
East of England +32 52 £42,500 - 9
West Midlands -5 35 £50,000 +53.85% 13
East Midlands +21 25 £32,338 -19.16% 6
North East +14 19 £40,000 +19.40% 2
Scotland +1 8 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Wales +39 6 £43,000 +48.28% 1

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 413 (63.44%) Firewall
2 331 (50.84%) Windows
2 331 (50.84%) Microsoft
3 290 (44.55%) VMware
4 280 (43.01%) Azure
5 274 (42.09%) DNS
6 270 (41.47%) Active Directory
7 269 (41.32%) VPN
8 250 (38.40%) Cisco
9 221 (33.95%) Microsoft 365
10 218 (33.49%) WAN
10 218 (33.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 215 (33.03%) DHCP
12 208 (31.95%) Windows Server
13 197 (30.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 183 (28.11%) LAN
14 183 (28.11%) TCP/IP
15 177 (27.19%) PowerShell
16 162 (24.88%) OSPF
17 155 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
18 148 (22.73%) Linux
19 135 (20.74%) ITIL
20 127 (19.51%) Hyper-V
21 123 (18.89%) AWS
22 121 (18.59%) MPLS
23 106 (16.28%) BGP
23 106 (16.28%) Wireless
24 105 (16.13%) IPv4
25 97 (14.90%) CCNP
26 91 (13.98%) Data Centre

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 87 (13.36%) MS Exchange
2 66 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 63 (9.68%) Confluence
4 41 (6.30%) IIS
5 20 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (2.61%) Apache
6 17 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (2.46%) OpenStack
8 11 (1.69%) nginx
9 9 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.08%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.15%) CMS
13 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (8.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.15%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 280 (43.01%) Azure
2 221 (33.95%) Microsoft 365
3 123 (18.89%) AWS
4 50 (7.68%) IaaS
5 49 (7.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 38 (5.84%) PaaS
7 35 (5.38%) SaaS
8 34 (5.22%) GCP
8 34 (5.22%) Mimecast
9 33 (5.07%) OneDrive
10 15 (2.30%) Serverless
11 10 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (1.54%) OpenShift
12 9 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (1.23%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.08%) Amazon EKS
14 7 (1.08%) Datadog
14 7 (1.08%) npm
14 7 (1.08%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 413 (63.44%) Firewall
2 274 (42.09%) DNS
3 269 (41.32%) VPN
4 218 (33.49%) WAN
5 215 (33.03%) DHCP
6 183 (28.11%) LAN
6 183 (28.11%) TCP/IP
7 162 (24.88%) OSPF
8 121 (18.59%) MPLS
9 106 (16.28%) BGP
9 106 (16.28%) Wireless
10 105 (16.13%) IPv4
11 86 (13.21%) Network Security
12 70 (10.75%) Internet
13 69 (10.60%) Wi-Fi
14 67 (10.29%) VoIP
15 61 (9.37%) Cisco ASA
16 58 (8.91%) SAN
17 52 (7.99%) Ethernet
18 46 (7.07%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.99%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (1.84%) MySQL
4 9 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.23%) MariaDB
5 8 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.23%) Redis
6 7 (1.08%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.31%) Big Data
9 2 (0.31%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.15%) Power BI
10 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (9.83%) Git (software)
2 62 (9.52%) JIRA
3 47 (7.22%) Subversion
4 16 (2.46%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.38%) Maven
6 8 (1.23%) GitLab
6 8 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (1.08%) Gradle
7 7 (1.08%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.61%) Selenium
8 4 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.15%) TestRail
10 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (7.83%) Finance
2 24 (3.69%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.30%) Electronics
4 13 (2.00%) Publishing
5 11 (1.69%) Back Office
5 11 (1.69%) Marketing
5 11 (1.69%) Public Sector
5 11 (1.69%) Retail
6 10 (1.54%) German Language
7 9 (1.38%) Banking
8 5 (0.77%) Law
8 5 (0.77%) Military
9 4 (0.61%) Dutch Language
9 4 (0.61%) French Language
9 4 (0.61%) Legal
10 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 178 (27.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 160 (24.58%) Network Engineer
3 97 (14.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 78 (11.98%) IT Engineer
5 66 (10.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 60 (9.22%) Support Engineer
7 57 (8.76%) Systems Engineer
8 39 (5.99%) Analyst
8 39 (5.99%) IT Support
8 39 (5.99%) Senior Network Engineer
9 35 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
9 35 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
10 26 (3.99%) Chief Systems Engineer
10 26 (3.99%) Cisco Engineer
11 25 (3.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 25 (3.84%) Support Analyst
12 24 (3.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
13 23 (3.53%) Security Engineer
13 23 (3.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.22%) Web Services
2 42 (6.45%) 802.1X
3 30 (4.61%) RESTful
4 12 (1.84%) YAML
5 10 (1.54%) LEMP Stack
6 8 (1.23%) .NET
6 8 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (1.08%) Node.js
7 7 (1.08%) React
7 7 (1.08%) Spring Boot
8 5 (0.77%) SAML
9 4 (0.61%) CSS
9 4 (0.61%) HTML
10 3 (0.46%) LDAP
10 3 (0.46%) WSH
11 2 (0.31%) COM+
11 2 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.31%) LAMP
11 2 (0.31%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (13.98%) Data Centre
2 59 (9.06%) Public Cloud
3 44 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.07%) Hybrid Cloud
5 30 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (3.84%) Clustering
7 18 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.76%) Replication
8 15 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (2.00%) IPTV
10 12 (1.84%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.84%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.84%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.38%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.92%) User Experience
12 6 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.61%) Podcast
14 3 (0.46%) Handset
14 3 (0.46%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 331 (50.84%) Windows
2 208 (31.95%) Windows Server
3 148 (22.73%) Linux
4 86 (13.21%) Windows Server 2016
5 84 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (12.44%) Windows 10
7 49 (7.53%) Ubuntu
8 46 (7.07%) Windows Server 2019
9 45 (6.91%) CentOS
10 43 (6.61%) Unix
11 42 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (6.14%) Windows 7
13 11 (1.69%) Debian
14 10 (1.54%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.46%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (30.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 135 (20.74%) ITIL
3 90 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (13.21%) DevOps
5 74 (11.37%) Infrastructure as Code
6 73 (11.21%) Service Management
7 66 (10.14%) Configuration Management
8 61 (9.37%) Scrum
9 60 (9.22%) Software Testing
10 57 (8.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 57 (8.76%) Task Automation
11 56 (8.60%) DevSecOps
11 56 (8.60%) Machine Learning
11 56 (8.60%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 55 (8.45%) Data Science
12 55 (8.45%) SDLC
13 54 (8.29%) Cyber Intelligence
13 54 (8.29%) Disaster Recovery
14 51 (7.83%) Mentoring
15 49 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 177 (27.19%) PowerShell
2 86 (13.21%) Bash Shell
3 83 (12.75%) Python
4 38 (5.84%) SQL
5 8 (1.23%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.08%) Perl
7 6 (0.92%) VBA
8 4 (0.61%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.46%) Tcl
9 3 (0.46%) VBScript
10 2 (0.31%) C
10 2 (0.31%) C#
10 2 (0.31%) Go
10 2 (0.31%) Java
10 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.31%) PHP
11 1 (0.15%) Ruby
11 1 (0.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 155 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (14.90%) CCNP
3 84 (12.90%) CCNA
4 42 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (4.15%) Degree
6 25 (3.84%) RHCE
6 25 (3.84%) Security Cleared
7 24 (3.69%) GIAC
8 22 (3.38%) CCIE
8 22 (3.38%) MCSE
9 17 (2.61%) MCITP
10 14 (2.15%) CCDP
11 13 (2.00%) MCSA
12 12 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.54%) JNCIA
13 10 (1.54%) SC Cleared
14 9 (1.38%) AWS Certification
14 9 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.14%) SLA
2 21 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (1.08%) OASIS TOSCA
5 6 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.46%) GDPR
6 3 (0.46%) QA
7 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.31%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 270 (41.47%) Active Directory
2 218 (33.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (19.51%) Hyper-V
4 70 (10.75%) Docker
5 69 (10.60%) VMware ESXi
6 54 (8.29%) vSphere
7 22 (3.38%) XenDesktop
8 20 (3.07%) Terminal Server
9 18 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.69%) DFS Replication
10 11 (1.69%) Firmware
10 11 (1.69%) KVM
11 10 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.23%) Xen
13 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.92%) XenApp
14 5 (0.77%) NFS
15 4 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.46%) Samba
16 3 (0.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 84 (12.90%) Ansible
2 73 (11.21%) Puppet
3 49 (7.53%) SCCM
4 37 (5.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (3.69%) Terraform
6 19 (2.92%) FortiGate
7 16 (2.46%) Nagios
8 13 (2.00%) Kubernetes
9 12 (1.84%) Nmap
10 11 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (1.69%) WSUS
11 10 (1.54%) SmoothWall
12 9 (1.38%) Prometheus
13 8 (1.23%) SCOM
14 6 (0.92%) Cacti
14 6 (0.92%) Nessus
15 4 (0.61%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.61%) vCenter Server
15 4 (0.61%) vMotion
15 4 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 331 (50.84%) Microsoft
2 290 (44.55%) VMware
3 250 (38.40%) Cisco
4 67 (10.29%) HP
5 62 (9.52%) Palo Alto
6 50 (7.68%) Citrix
7 45 (6.91%) Juniper
8 43 (6.61%) Veeam
9 40 (6.14%) Dell
9 40 (6.14%) SonicWALL
10 37 (5.68%) Oracle
11 34 (5.22%) Meraki
12 33 (5.07%) Red Hat
13 29 (4.45%) Fortinet
13 29 (4.45%) Google
14 27 (4.15%) F5
15 25 (3.84%) Sophos
16 24 (3.69%) SolarWinds
17 22 (3.38%) CheckPoint
18 21 (3.23%) Infoblox