Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 451 418 447
Rank change year-on-year -33 +29 +10
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 1,019 1,328 1,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.76% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.15% 4.78% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 871 1,193 1,161
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,800 £26,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £66,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year - -1.32% -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 24,527 27,795 32,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.90% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 19,421 22,612 26,379
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Top 15 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 19 October 2018. 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 -53 964 £42,500 - 203
UK excluding London -46 611 £37,500 - 146
London -37 384 £50,000 - 64
South East -36 220 £37,500 -2.60% 27
Midlands +31 132 £45,000 +12.50% 38
North of England -77 103 £40,000 +23.08% 39
East of England -8 92 £37,500 -6.25% 26
West Midlands +23 70 £50,000 +11.11% 26
North West -30 66 £42,500 +41.67% 17
East Midlands +32 62 £32,500 +6.43% 12
South West -32 39 £40,000 - 9
Yorkshire -31 36 £36,750 +3.52% 20
Scotland 0 25 £31,000 -11.43% 5
Wales -3 12 £39,500 -12.22% 2
North East -20 1 £42,500 +30.77% 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 633 (62.12%) Windows
2 582 (57.11%) Firewall
3 481 (47.20%) Cisco
4 475 (46.61%) Active Directory
5 448 (43.96%) VMware
6 425 (41.71%) VPN
7 421 (41.32%) LAN
8 420 (41.22%) Microsoft
9 419 (41.12%) Windows Server
10 413 (40.53%) WAN
11 360 (35.33%) DNS
12 314 (30.81%) TCP/IP
13 309 (30.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 299 (29.34%) DHCP
15 279 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
16 276 (27.09%) Linux
16 276 (27.09%) Office 365
17 274 (26.89%) Hyper-V
18 252 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
19 221 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
20 218 (21.39%) Windows Server 2012
21 195 (19.14%) SQL
22 193 (18.94%) PowerShell
23 187 (18.35%) ITIL
24 180 (17.66%) CCNA
25 179 (17.57%) CCNP
26 177 (17.37%) MPLS
27 175 (17.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 170 (16.68%) MS Exchange
29 166 (16.29%) 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
1 170 (16.68%) MS Exchange
2 81 (7.95%) SharePoint
3 62 (6.08%) IIS
4 55 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 52 (5.10%) Skype for Business
6 41 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 34 (3.34%) Apache
8 28 (2.75%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 17 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (1.08%) Confluence
12 10 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.98%) nginx
13 9 (0.88%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.69%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.59%) JBoss
16 5 (0.49%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.49%) Site Server
Applications
1 124 (12.17%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.098%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.098%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.098%) Maya
5 1 (0.098%) NUKE
5 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.79%) Elite 3E
3 5 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.39%) C-CURE
5 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.20%) Maximo
6 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.098%) assyst
7 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.098%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.098%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.098%) SunGard APT
7 1 (0.098%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 276 (27.09%) Office 365
2 252 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 156 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (4.22%) Mimecast
5 41 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 32 (3.14%) SaaS
7 29 (2.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 28 (2.75%) G Suite
8 28 (2.75%) IaaS
9 23 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.28%) PaaS
11 10 (0.98%) Dropbox
12 9 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.88%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.59%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.59%) Serverless
13 6 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.39%) OpenDNS
15 2 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 582 (57.11%) Firewall
2 425 (41.71%) VPN
3 421 (41.32%) LAN
4 413 (40.53%) WAN
5 360 (35.33%) DNS
6 314 (30.81%) TCP/IP
7 299 (29.34%) DHCP
8 177 (17.37%) MPLS
9 164 (16.09%) BGP
10 161 (15.80%) VoIP
11 157 (15.41%) OSPF
12 155 (15.21%) Network Security
13 154 (15.11%) Wireless
14 141 (13.84%) SAN
15 122 (11.97%) WLAN
16 98 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
17 93 (9.13%) Cisco ASA
18 89 (8.73%) IPsec
19 84 (8.24%) Internet
20 82 (8.05%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (3.43%) MySQL
4 21 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
5 19 (1.86%) MongoDB
6 16 (1.57%) Neo4j
7 12 (1.18%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (0.88%) Redis
10 7 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.39%) Big Data
13 4 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
14 3 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.29%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 34 (3.34%) Jenkins
2 32 (3.14%) JIRA
3 23 (2.26%) GitLab
4 21 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 21 (2.06%) Vagrant
5 15 (1.47%) Subversion
6 9 (0.88%) Bugzilla
7 6 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.49%) Phabricator
8 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.39%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.29%) LabVIEW
10 3 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.20%) GDB
11 2 (0.20%) Maven
11 2 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.20%) Valgrind
12 1 (0.098%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 136 (13.35%) Finance
2 68 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 52 (5.10%) Banking
4 43 (4.22%) Retail
5 42 (4.12%) Law
6 32 (3.14%) Legal
7 30 (2.94%) Marketing
8 23 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 22 (2.16%) Electronics
10 12 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.79%) Advertising
13 7 (0.69%) Automotive
13 7 (0.69%) Back Office
14 6 (0.59%) French Language
15 5 (0.49%) Local Government
16 2 (0.20%) Games
16 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.098%) Military
17 1 (0.098%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 249 (24.44%) Network Engineer
2 144 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 142 (13.94%) Support Engineer
4 111 (10.89%) Analyst
5 87 (8.54%) IT Support
6 86 (8.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 83 (8.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 73 (7.16%) Administrator
9 62 (6.08%) Architect
10 60 (5.89%) IT Engineer
11 59 (5.79%) Cisco Engineer
12 58 (5.69%) Systems Administrator
13 57 (5.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 57 (5.59%) Security Engineer
14 53 (5.20%) Senior Network Engineer
15 51 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 51 (5.00%) Support Analyst
16 50 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
16 50 (4.91%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 50 (4.91%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.83%) LDAP
2 37 (3.63%) 802.1X
3 21 (2.06%) LAMP
4 19 (1.86%) Web Services
5 16 (1.57%) .NET
5 16 (1.57%) AngularJS
5 16 (1.57%) Node.js
5 16 (1.57%) React
5 16 (1.57%) Vue.js
6 13 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (1.08%) XML
8 10 (0.98%) Kafka
9 9 (0.88%) REST
9 9 (0.88%) WSH
10 8 (0.79%) JSON
11 7 (0.69%) FreeSWITCH
11 7 (0.69%) HTML
11 7 (0.69%) LEMP Stack
11 7 (0.69%) MAPI
12 6 (0.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 166 (16.29%) Data Centre
2 74 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 46 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (4.22%) Replication
6 42 (4.12%) Clustering
7 41 (4.02%) Management Information System
8 38 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
9 35 (3.43%) Driving Licence
10 33 (3.24%) Public Cloud
11 32 (3.14%) Fintech
12 26 (2.55%) Private Cloud
13 21 (2.06%) BBC
13 21 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 20 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.96%) Hedge funds
15 15 (1.47%) EPoS
16 13 (1.28%) HP StoreVirtual
17 10 (0.98%) Fat Client
17 10 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 633 (62.12%) Windows
2 419 (41.12%) Windows Server
3 276 (27.09%) Linux
4 221 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 218 (21.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 111 (10.89%) Windows 7
7 101 (9.91%) Windows 10
8 55 (5.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (4.61%) Windows 8
10 34 (3.34%) CentOS
11 28 (2.75%) Mac OS X
12 25 (2.45%) Ubuntu
13 21 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (1.96%) Debian
15 19 (1.86%) Unix
16 9 (0.88%) VMS
17 7 (0.69%) CoreOS
17 7 (0.69%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.59%) Android
19 5 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (18.35%) ITIL
2 175 (17.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 110 (10.79%) Load Balancing
4 104 (10.21%) Network Design
5 92 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
6 76 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (7.26%) Service Management
8 73 (7.16%) Migration
9 72 (7.07%) DevOps
10 70 (6.87%) Network Architecture
11 67 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 61 (5.99%) Service Delivery
13 55 (5.40%) Project Management
14 54 (5.30%) Cybersecurity
14 54 (5.30%) Mentoring
15 53 (5.20%) Change Management
16 49 (4.81%) Presales
17 48 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
18 47 (4.61%) Configuration Management
19 45 (4.42%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (19.14%) SQL
2 193 (18.94%) PowerShell
3 92 (9.03%) Python
4 60 (5.89%) Bash Shell
5 25 (2.45%) Perl
6 24 (2.36%) C
6 24 (2.36%) VBScript
7 23 (2.26%) JavaScript
7 23 (2.26%) Ruby
8 21 (2.06%) Shell Script
9 20 (1.96%) C++
9 20 (1.96%) Go
9 20 (1.96%) Java
10 17 (1.67%) PHP
11 13 (1.28%) C#
12 9 (0.88%) Tcl
13 8 (0.79%) VB
14 6 (0.59%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.49%) VBA
16 3 (0.29%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 279 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
2 180 (17.66%) CCNA
3 179 (17.57%) CCNP
4 102 (10.01%) Degree
5 99 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 79 (7.75%) Security Cleared
7 78 (7.65%) MCSE
8 51 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 45 (4.42%) CCIE
10 43 (4.22%) MCSA
11 37 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
12 36 (3.53%) DV Cleared
13 34 (3.34%) CCDP
14 29 (2.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 28 (2.75%) MCP
16 20 (1.96%) CCSE
17 15 (1.47%) CCSA
17 15 (1.47%) JNCIP
18 14 (1.37%) JNCIE
19 11 (1.08%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.67%) SLA
2 39 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (3.83%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.28%) GDPR
4 12 (1.18%) PMO
5 9 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.49%) COBIT
8 4 (0.39%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.20%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.098%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.098%) GPG13
10 1 (0.098%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.098%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 475 (46.61%) Active Directory
2 309 (30.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 274 (26.89%) Hyper-V
4 69 (6.77%) vSphere
5 53 (5.20%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (3.73%) XenApp
7 37 (3.63%) Docker
8 30 (2.94%) Terminal Services
9 29 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (2.85%) VMware NSX
9 29 (2.85%) XenDesktop
10 27 (2.65%) DFS Replication
11 25 (2.45%) VirtualBox
12 22 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (1.18%) iptables
14 11 (1.08%) KVM
14 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.98%) Xen
16 8 (0.79%) Firmware
16 8 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 66 (6.48%) SCCM
2 51 (5.00%) Nagios
3 46 (4.51%) Backup Exec
4 39 (3.83%) Ansible
5 35 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (3.14%) Kubernetes
6 32 (3.14%) Puppet
7 27 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 27 (2.65%) SCOM
8 24 (2.36%) QRadar
9 23 (2.26%) Terraform
10 22 (2.16%) Salt
11 21 (2.06%) vCenter Server
12 20 (1.96%) WSUS
13 18 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
13 18 (1.77%) FortiGate
14 17 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
15 16 (1.57%) Cacti
16 14 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
17 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 481 (47.20%) Cisco
2 448 (43.96%) VMware
3 420 (41.22%) Microsoft
4 154 (15.11%) Citrix
5 123 (12.07%) Juniper
6 117 (11.48%) HP
7 104 (10.21%) CheckPoint
8 88 (8.64%) Meraki
9 86 (8.44%) Palo Alto
10 82 (8.05%) F5
11 79 (7.75%) SolarWinds
12 76 (7.46%) Veeam
13 58 (5.69%) Google
14 56 (5.50%) Fortinet
15 47 (4.61%) Dell
16 42 (4.12%) Avaya
17 40 (3.93%) NetApp
18 39 (3.83%) Symantec
19 33 (3.24%) Red Hat
20 32 (3.14%) Sophos