Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 454 431
Rank change year-on-year +46 -23 +93
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 1370 1286 1527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.65% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.85% 3.86% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1214 1119 1355
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,425 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £36,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year +7.59% -7.05% -2.50%

VLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28229 33319 37723
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.86% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22890 27620 30667
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VLAN.

Salary trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN over the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017. 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 +54 1315 £42,500 +6.25% 90
UK excluding London +41 841 £39,000 +7.59% 62
London +67 511 £50,000 - 33
South East +22 260 £40,000 - 13
North of England +50 217 £34,500 -1.43% 25
Midlands +57 140 £40,000 +6.67% 11
East of England +35 131 £40,000 +33.33% 5
North West +14 117 £32,500 -10.96% 11
West Midlands +10 102 £40,000 +6.67% 7
Yorkshire +61 96 £37,500 +7.14% 12
South West -17 64 £40,000 +14.29% 3
East Midlands +61 38 £42,500 +34.92% 4
Scotland +31 17 £35,000 -15.15% 4
Wales +4 17 £45,000 +47.54% 1
North East +12 4 £26,000 -13.33% 2
Northern Ireland -13 3 £42,500 +37.10%

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VLAN.

1 916 (66.86%) Firewall
2 816 (59.56%) Cisco
3 730 (53.28%) Windows
4 600 (43.80%) VMware
5 576 (42.04%) VPN
6 560 (40.88%) Active Directory
7 547 (39.93%) WAN
8 529 (38.61%) DNS
9 499 (36.42%) LAN
10 492 (35.91%) Microsoft
11 468 (34.16%) Cisco Certification
12 463 (33.80%) TCP/IP
12 463 (33.80%) Windows Server
13 440 (32.12%) VMware Infrastructure
14 420 (30.66%) DHCP
15 390 (28.47%) Linux
16 357 (26.06%) MPLS
17 354 (25.84%) BGP
18 350 (25.55%) OSPF
18 350 (25.55%) MS Exchange
19 331 (24.16%) Windows Server 2012
20 309 (22.55%) CCNP
21 289 (21.09%) CCNA
22 288 (21.02%) VoIP
23 284 (20.73%) Windows Server 2008
24 279 (20.36%) SAN
25 277 (20.22%) Office 365
26 272 (19.85%) Data Centre
27 269 (19.64%) ITIL
28 268 (19.56%) Hyper-V

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
1 350 (25.55%) MS Exchange
2 153 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 102 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 86 (6.28%) Apache
5 83 (6.06%) IIS
6 70 (5.11%) SharePoint
7 50 (3.65%) Skype for Business
8 46 (3.36%) Tomcat
9 29 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (1.82%) OpenStack
11 24 (1.75%) WebSphere
12 22 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 22 (1.61%) nginx
13 15 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (0.95%) CMS
15 12 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
17 9 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.66%) WebLogic
18 6 (0.44%) CloudStack
Applications
1 146 (10.66%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 34 (2.48%) Microsoft Project
4 32 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.44%) InDesign
6 6 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.073%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.073%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.15%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.073%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.073%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 277 (20.22%) Office 365
2 162 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 154 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (3.28%) Mimecast
5 36 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 33 (2.41%) Amazon S3
7 28 (2.04%) PaaS
8 23 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (1.46%) IaaS
9 20 (1.46%) SaaS
10 18 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
12 10 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.73%) Amazon Glacier
12 10 (0.73%) AWS CloudTrail
12 10 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.66%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.58%) OpenDNS
15 6 (0.44%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 916 (66.86%) Firewall
2 576 (42.04%) VPN
3 547 (39.93%) WAN
4 529 (38.61%) DNS
5 499 (36.42%) LAN
6 463 (33.80%) TCP/IP
7 420 (30.66%) DHCP
8 357 (26.06%) MPLS
9 354 (25.84%) BGP
10 350 (25.55%) OSPF
11 288 (21.02%) VoIP
12 279 (20.36%) SAN
13 231 (16.86%) Cisco ASA
14 217 (15.84%) Network Security
15 211 (15.40%) Wireless
16 202 (14.74%) IPsec
17 158 (11.53%) Wi-Fi
18 128 (9.34%) Internet
19 125 (9.12%) Cisco IOS
20 110 (8.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.94%) MySQL
3 43 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 40 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
6 25 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (0.73%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.58%) Redis
10 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.44%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.36%) DB2
12 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.29%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.15%) Big Data
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 41 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (0.95%) JIRA
4 11 (0.80%) Subversion
4 11 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.22%) Maven
7 3 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.073%) git-flow
9 1 (0.073%) Selenium
9 1 (0.073%) Vagrant
General
1 195 (14.23%) Finance
2 109 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 52 (3.80%) Retail
4 44 (3.21%) Legal
5 42 (3.07%) Back Office
6 39 (2.85%) Banking
7 35 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 35 (2.55%) Marketing
8 29 (2.12%) Law
9 26 (1.90%) Games
10 19 (1.39%) Electronics
11 16 (1.17%) Advertising
11 16 (1.17%) Military
12 8 (0.58%) Billing
12 8 (0.58%) Publishing
13 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.15%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.15%) Automotive
14 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 377 (27.52%) Network Engineer
2 202 (14.74%) Support Engineer
3 181 (13.21%) Analyst
4 158 (11.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 127 (9.27%) Administrator
5 127 (9.27%) Cisco Engineer
6 120 (8.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 119 (8.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 115 (8.39%) Senior Network Engineer
9 110 (8.03%) Support Analyst
10 105 (7.66%) 3rd Line Support
11 86 (6.28%) IT Support
12 81 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 78 (5.69%) Infrastructure Support
14 76 (5.55%) Systems Administrator
15 73 (5.33%) IT Engineer
16 63 (4.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 62 (4.53%) Security Engineer
18 56 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
19 55 (4.01%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.85%) 802.1X
2 34 (2.48%) Web Services
3 26 (1.90%) LAMP
4 16 (1.17%) LEMP Stack
5 15 (1.09%) XML
6 14 (1.02%) REST
7 11 (0.80%) POSIX
8 10 (0.73%) HTML
8 10 (0.73%) RFC 2547
9 9 (0.66%) JDBC
9 9 (0.66%) Memcached
10 8 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
11 6 (0.44%) .NET
11 6 (0.44%) MAPI
11 6 (0.44%) Sensu
12 5 (0.36%) ADSI
12 5 (0.36%) CSS
13 4 (0.29%) WSH
14 3 (0.22%) Java SE
14 3 (0.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 272 (19.85%) Data Centre
2 84 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.31%) Clustering
4 52 (3.80%) Replication
5 44 (3.21%) Driving Licence
5 44 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.55%) PMI
7 29 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
8 27 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.82%) Blackberry
10 22 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 22 (1.61%) Fat Client
10 22 (1.61%) Thin Client
11 21 (1.53%) iPad
12 20 (1.46%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.31%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.09%) FlexPod
14 15 (1.09%) IVR
15 14 (1.02%) Private Cloud
15 14 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 730 (53.28%) Windows
2 463 (33.80%) Windows Server
3 390 (28.47%) Linux
4 331 (24.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 284 (20.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 147 (10.73%) Windows 7
7 116 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 112 (8.18%) Windows 10
9 71 (5.18%) Windows 8
10 59 (4.31%) Unix
11 50 (3.65%) CentOS
11 50 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 50 (3.65%) Ubuntu
12 48 (3.50%) Debian
13 31 (2.26%) Windows XP
14 25 (1.82%) Windows Vista
15 22 (1.61%) Android
16 20 (1.46%) Apple iOS
16 20 (1.46%) Mac OS X
16 20 (1.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (19.64%) ITIL
2 122 (8.91%) Load Balancing
3 120 (8.76%) Mentoring
4 114 (8.32%) Project Management
5 105 (7.66%) Network Design
6 99 (7.23%) High Availability
7 97 (7.08%) Change Management
8 91 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 77 (5.62%) Migration
10 74 (5.40%) Network Management
11 73 (5.33%) DevOps
12 65 (4.74%) Presales
13 60 (4.38%) Service Delivery
14 58 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
15 57 (4.16%) Cybersecurity
16 55 (4.01%) PRINCE2
17 52 (3.80%) Information Security
17 52 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
18 50 (3.65%) Penetration Testing
19 48 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 157 (11.46%) SQL
2 134 (9.78%) PowerShell
3 95 (6.93%) Python
4 85 (6.20%) Bash Shell
5 48 (3.50%) Perl
6 38 (2.77%) Ruby
7 26 (1.90%) Java
8 23 (1.68%) C
9 22 (1.61%) VBScript
10 20 (1.46%) PHP
11 13 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.73%) Jython
13 9 (0.66%) AWK
13 9 (0.66%) sed
14 8 (0.58%) Korn
15 7 (0.51%) C#
16 4 (0.29%) C++
16 4 (0.29%) JavaScript
17 2 (0.15%) Lisp
17 2 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 468 (34.16%) Cisco Certification
2 309 (22.55%) CCNP
3 289 (21.09%) CCNA
4 133 (9.71%) Degree
5 117 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 102 (7.45%) CCIE
7 62 (4.53%) MCSE
8 48 (3.50%) Security Cleared
9 46 (3.36%) MCSA
10 44 (3.21%) SC Cleared
11 41 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 36 (2.63%) MCP
13 35 (2.55%) PMI Certification
14 27 (1.97%) CCIP
15 26 (1.90%) CCDP
16 25 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 24 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
18 23 (1.68%) MCITP
19 21 (1.53%) DV Cleared
20 20 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.69%) SLA
2 52 (3.80%) PCI DSS
3 46 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.24%) QA
5 12 (0.88%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (0.51%) COBIT
10 4 (0.29%) GCP
10 4 (0.29%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.15%) GDPR
13 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
System Software
1 560 (40.88%) Active Directory
2 440 (32.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 268 (19.56%) Hyper-V
4 95 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
5 72 (5.26%) Terminal Services
6 65 (4.74%) vSphere
7 62 (4.53%) XenApp
8 38 (2.77%) XenServer
9 36 (2.63%) ProxySG
10 34 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
11 27 (1.97%) VMware Workstation
12 25 (1.82%) Firmware
13 23 (1.68%) KVM
14 22 (1.61%) NFS
15 18 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
16 17 (1.24%) Docker
17 15 (1.09%) Varnish
18 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 10 (0.73%) Ceph
20 7 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 93 (6.79%) Puppet
2 83 (6.06%) WSUS
3 64 (4.67%) SCCM
4 58 (4.23%) Ansible
4 58 (4.23%) Nagios
5 57 (4.16%) Backup Exec
6 46 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
7 39 (2.85%) ZABBIX
8 31 (2.26%) vCenter Server
9 29 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
10 28 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
11 27 (1.97%) SCOM
12 26 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
13 24 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
14 22 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
15 20 (1.46%) Salt
15 20 (1.46%) vMotion
16 19 (1.39%) FortiGate
17 18 (1.31%) Cacti
18 16 (1.17%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 816 (59.56%) Cisco
2 600 (43.80%) VMware
3 492 (35.91%) Microsoft
4 243 (17.74%) Juniper
5 210 (15.33%) CheckPoint
6 159 (11.61%) HP
7 158 (11.53%) F5
8 140 (10.22%) Citrix
9 117 (8.54%) Veeam
10 114 (8.32%) Palo Alto
11 96 (7.01%) Meraki
12 76 (5.55%) SolarWinds
13 72 (5.26%) Dell
14 65 (4.74%) Avaya
15 60 (4.38%) NetApp
16 56 (4.09%) Symantec
17 52 (3.80%) Brocade
18 46 (3.36%) Apple
19 43 (3.14%) Blue Coat
19 43 (3.14%) Mitel