Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 396 408 472
Rank change year-on-year +12 +64 -46
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 312 984 1,022
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.72% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.19% 4.65% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 285 885 926
Median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,450 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 7,444 21,161 24,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.24% 15.54% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5,944 16,292 19,303
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
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 25 October 2020.

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 25 October 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 +8 280 £42,500 +6.25% 72
UK excluding London +46 246 £40,000 - 61
North of England +71 68 £35,000 -6.67% 18
Midlands +73 61 £42,500 +13.33% 7
London +52 50 £65,000 +36.84% 13
Work from Home +50 47 £50,000 -4.76% 8
South East +72 44 £34,000 -19.05% 23
West Midlands +70 43 £44,000 +3.53% 5
South West +78 35 £43,500 +16.00% 3
North West +62 32 £42,500 +12.58% 7
Yorkshire +79 30 £32,500 -13.33% 10
East Midlands +74 18 £38,750 +21.09% 2
East of England +107 16 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Scotland +88 15 £31,000 +0.81% 2
Wales +48 7 £35,000 +55.56%
North East +25 6 £55,000 +57.14% 1

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 211 (67.63%) Firewall
2 181 (58.01%) Cisco
3 159 (50.96%) WAN
4 151 (48.40%) Windows
5 146 (46.79%) VMware
6 136 (43.59%) DNS
7 130 (41.67%) VPN
8 124 (39.74%) LAN
9 122 (39.10%) Microsoft
10 119 (38.14%) Cisco Certification
11 118 (37.82%) Office 365
12 113 (36.22%) Active Directory
13 108 (34.62%) DHCP
14 97 (31.09%) Windows Server
15 91 (29.17%) Azure
16 85 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 84 (26.92%) CCNP
18 80 (25.64%) TCP/IP
19 78 (25.00%) MPLS
19 78 (25.00%) OSPF
20 76 (24.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 75 (24.04%) Wireless
22 73 (23.40%) CCNA
23 65 (20.83%) Hyper-V
24 64 (20.51%) VoIP
25 62 (19.87%) Problem-Solving
26 60 (19.23%) BGP
27 59 (18.91%) ITIL
28 58 (18.59%) Data Centre
29 57 (18.27%) Palo Alto

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 31 (9.94%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.60%) Confluence
5 5 (1.60%) IIS
6 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.64%) Apache
9 1 (0.32%) nginx
9 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.96%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 118 (37.82%) Office 365
2 91 (29.17%) Azure
3 24 (7.69%) AWS
4 13 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (4.17%) IaaS
5 7 (2.24%) SaaS
6 6 (1.92%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.28%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.96%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.64%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.32%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 211 (67.63%) Firewall
2 159 (50.96%) WAN
3 136 (43.59%) DNS
4 130 (41.67%) VPN
5 124 (39.74%) LAN
6 108 (34.62%) DHCP
7 80 (25.64%) TCP/IP
8 78 (25.00%) MPLS
8 78 (25.00%) OSPF
9 75 (24.04%) Wireless
10 64 (20.51%) VoIP
11 60 (19.23%) BGP
12 51 (16.35%) Network Security
13 45 (14.42%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (14.42%) Cisco IOS
14 37 (11.86%) Internet
15 36 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
16 33 (10.58%) SAN
17 29 (9.29%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (8.65%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (1.92%) MySQL
3 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.96%) Power BI
6 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.32%) Big Data
7 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.32%) KDB
7 1 (0.32%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.24%) JIRA
2 6 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.60%) Bugzilla
3 5 (1.60%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.96%) TestLink
6 2 (0.64%) Maven
6 2 (0.64%) Selenium
6 2 (0.64%) TestRail
7 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.32%) Redmine
7 1 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 31 (9.94%) Finance
2 14 (4.49%) Financial Institution
3 13 (4.17%) Banking
4 12 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.24%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.60%) Electronics
7 5 (1.60%) Military
8 4 (1.28%) Marketing
9 3 (0.96%) Law
10 2 (0.64%) Automotive
10 2 (0.64%) Back Office
10 2 (0.64%) Legal
10 2 (0.64%) Retail
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (39.10%) Network Engineer
2 52 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 36 (11.54%) IT Engineer
4 33 (10.58%) Senior Network Engineer
5 29 (9.29%) Support Engineer
6 28 (8.97%) Cisco Engineer
7 27 (8.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 24 (7.69%) IT Support
8 24 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
9 20 (6.41%) Security Engineer
10 19 (6.09%) Analyst
11 17 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 17 (5.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (4.81%) Network Security Engineer
13 14 (4.49%) Architect
14 13 (4.17%) IT Technician
15 12 (3.85%) IT Support Technician
15 12 (3.85%) Support Technician
16 10 (3.21%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 10 (3.21%) RESTful
3 8 (2.56%) LDAP
4 4 (1.28%) YAML
5 3 (0.96%) CSS
5 3 (0.96%) WSH
6 2 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.64%) LAMP
6 2 (0.64%) REST
6 2 (0.64%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.32%) .NET
7 1 (0.32%) Ajax
7 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.32%) HTML
7 1 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.32%) SOAP
7 1 (0.32%) Web Services
7 1 (0.32%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.59%) Data Centre
2 30 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.41%) Clustering
4 10 (3.21%) Client/Server
4 10 (3.21%) Driving Licence
4 10 (3.21%) PKI
4 10 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.24%) Replication
7 3 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (0.96%) Life Science
7 3 (0.96%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.96%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.64%) Eurex
8 2 (0.64%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.64%) User Experience
8 2 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 151 (48.40%) Windows
2 97 (31.09%) Windows Server
3 56 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (12.18%) Linux
5 31 (9.94%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (7.37%) Windows 10
7 21 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (6.73%) Windows Server 2019
8 12 (3.85%) CentOS
9 10 (3.21%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.56%) Debian
11 7 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.24%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.92%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (1.60%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.96%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.96%) VMS
15 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (24.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 62 (19.87%) Problem-Solving
3 59 (18.91%) ITIL
4 36 (11.54%) Project Delivery
5 23 (7.37%) Network Monitoring
6 22 (7.05%) Load Balancing
7 20 (6.41%) Network Design
7 20 (6.41%) Project Management
8 19 (6.09%) Mentoring
9 18 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
11 16 (5.13%) ITIL V3
12 14 (4.49%) DevOps
13 13 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (4.17%) Migration
14 12 (3.85%) Patch Management
15 11 (3.53%) Capacity Management
15 11 (3.53%) Presales
15 11 (3.53%) Service Delivery
15 11 (3.53%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 19 (6.09%) SQL
3 13 (4.17%) Python
4 9 (2.88%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.24%) C
5 7 (2.24%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.28%) PHP
7 3 (0.96%) VBScript
8 2 (0.64%) C#
8 2 (0.64%) Tcl
8 2 (0.64%) XPath
9 1 (0.32%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.32%) C++
9 1 (0.32%) C-shell
9 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.32%) Korn
9 1 (0.32%) Perl
9 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (38.14%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (26.92%) CCNP
3 73 (23.40%) CCNA
4 27 (8.65%) Security Cleared
5 22 (7.05%) SC Cleared
6 17 (5.45%) JNCIS
7 15 (4.81%) CCSA
7 15 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (4.49%) CCIE
9 11 (3.53%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.53%) MCP
10 10 (3.21%) Check Point Certification
11 9 (2.88%) MCSE
12 7 (2.24%) CCDP
12 7 (2.24%) Degree
13 6 (1.92%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 6 (1.92%) MCSA
14 5 (1.60%) JNCIA
14 5 (1.60%) MCITP
15 4 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.85%) SLA
2 8 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.28%) GDPR
4 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.64%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) NCSC
5 1 (0.32%) NIST
System Software
1 113 (36.22%) Active Directory
2 85 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.13%) vSphere
5 12 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.56%) Firmware
6 8 (2.56%) KVM
6 8 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.92%) Docker
7 6 (1.92%) XenApp
8 5 (1.60%) NFS
8 5 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.28%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.28%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.28%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.28%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.28%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.64%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (6.41%) FortiGate
2 17 (5.45%) SCCM
2 17 (5.45%) vCenter Server
3 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.24%) Nagios
3 7 (2.24%) SCOM
4 6 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.60%) Ansible
5 5 (1.60%) Puppet
6 4 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (1.28%) Terraform
7 3 (0.96%) systemd
7 3 (0.96%) WSUS
8 2 (0.64%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.64%) Nessus
8 2 (0.64%) SCSM
8 2 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 181 (58.01%) Cisco
2 146 (46.79%) VMware
3 122 (39.10%) Microsoft
4 57 (18.27%) Palo Alto
5 53 (16.99%) CheckPoint
6 39 (12.50%) Meraki
7 36 (11.54%) Juniper
8 32 (10.26%) Citrix
9 24 (7.69%) HP
10 22 (7.05%) Sophos
11 21 (6.73%) Veeam
12 20 (6.41%) Avaya
12 20 (6.41%) SolarWinds
13 18 (5.77%) Dell
14 17 (5.45%) F5
15 16 (5.13%) Fortinet
15 16 (5.13%) NetApp
16 15 (4.81%) SonicWALL
17 14 (4.49%) ForeScout
17 14 (4.49%) Infoblox