Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 472 410 460
Rank change year-on-year -62 +50 -32
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 1,020 1,358 1,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.77% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 4.85% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 904 1,201 1,125
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,968
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.43% -7.78%

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 25,637 27,975 33,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.05% 15.87% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 20,274 22,719 27,542
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -62 963 £42,500 - 133
UK excluding London -56 635 £40,000 +2.56% 95
London -60 363 £47,500 -5.00% 40
South East +2 244 £40,000 +1.27% 30
Midlands +12 133 £41,500 +3.75% 19
North of England -55 120 £37,500 +10.29% 24
West Midlands +8 78 £43,750 +9.38% 10
East of England -44 69 £40,000 - 16
North West -45 69 £42,500 +30.77% 8
East Midlands +24 55 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Yorkshire -3 50 £32,500 -13.33% 14
South West -17 46 £40,000 - 4
Scotland +3 28 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Wales -1 10 £32,500 -27.78% 1
North East -26 1 £42,500 +63.46% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 575 (56.37%) Windows
1 575 (56.37%) Firewall
2 526 (51.57%) Cisco
3 449 (44.02%) VPN
4 443 (43.43%) WAN
5 440 (43.14%) Active Directory
6 439 (43.04%) VMware
7 428 (41.96%) LAN
8 394 (38.63%) Microsoft
9 372 (36.47%) DNS
10 357 (35.00%) Windows Server
11 321 (31.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 311 (30.49%) Cisco Certification
13 303 (29.71%) TCP/IP
14 288 (28.24%) DHCP
15 285 (27.94%) Office 365
16 275 (26.96%) Linux
17 248 (24.31%) Microsoft Azure
18 241 (23.63%) Hyper-V
19 224 (21.96%) CCNP
20 215 (21.08%) CCNA
21 208 (20.39%) MPLS
22 205 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
23 200 (19.61%) MS Exchange
24 177 (17.35%) SQL
24 177 (17.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 171 (16.76%) Windows Server 2012
26 170 (16.67%) Wireless
27 169 (16.57%) ITIL
28 159 (15.59%) Amazon AWS

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
1 200 (19.61%) MS Exchange
2 79 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 64 (6.27%) SharePoint
4 60 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (4.61%) IIS
6 40 (3.92%) Skype for Business
7 25 (2.45%) Apache
8 17 (1.67%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.98%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.78%) nginx
14 5 (0.49%) Site Server
15 3 (0.29%) CMS
15 3 (0.29%) Confluence
15 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.20%) Commerce Server
16 2 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 115 (11.27%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.20%) 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 13 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.88%) Elite 3E
3 5 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.39%) C-CURE
5 2 (0.20%) Maximo
5 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.098%) assyst
6 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.098%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.098%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.098%) SunGard APT
6 1 (0.098%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 285 (27.94%) Office 365
2 248 (24.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (4.61%) Mimecast
5 24 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (2.35%) IaaS
5 24 (2.35%) SaaS
6 23 (2.25%) G Suite
7 21 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (1.27%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.69%) PaaS
11 5 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.49%) Dropbox
12 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.29%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.20%) OpenDNS
13 2 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 575 (56.37%) Firewall
2 449 (44.02%) VPN
3 443 (43.43%) WAN
4 428 (41.96%) LAN
5 372 (36.47%) DNS
6 303 (29.71%) TCP/IP
7 288 (28.24%) DHCP
8 208 (20.39%) MPLS
9 170 (16.67%) Wireless
10 158 (15.49%) VoIP
11 150 (14.71%) Network Security
12 147 (14.41%) WLAN
13 142 (13.92%) OSPF
14 138 (13.53%) BGP
15 137 (13.43%) SAN
16 94 (9.22%) Cisco ASA
16 94 (9.22%) IPsec
17 82 (8.04%) Cisco Nexus
18 79 (7.75%) Ethernet
18 79 (7.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (13.53%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.12%) MySQL
3 23 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (0.98%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.98%) Neo4j
7 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.39%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.39%) Redis
9 4 (0.39%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.29%) dBASE
10 3 (0.29%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.20%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.20%) MS Access
11 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (2.45%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.96%) JIRA
3 17 (1.67%) Subversion
4 14 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.98%) Bugzilla
5 10 (0.98%) GitLab
5 10 (0.98%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.49%) Maven
6 5 (0.49%) Phabricator
7 3 (0.29%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.098%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.098%) AutoIt
9 1 (0.098%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.098%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.098%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 120 (11.76%) Finance
2 65 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 41 (4.02%) Banking
4 40 (3.92%) Law
5 32 (3.14%) Legal
6 26 (2.55%) Retail
7 19 (1.86%) Electronics
8 18 (1.76%) Marketing
9 17 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.88%) Back Office
12 6 (0.59%) Advertising
13 4 (0.39%) Automotive
13 4 (0.39%) Local Government
14 3 (0.29%) French Language
15 2 (0.20%) Games
15 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.098%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.098%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.098%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 257 (25.20%) Network Engineer
2 138 (13.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 129 (12.65%) Analyst
3 129 (12.65%) Support Engineer
4 94 (9.22%) IT Support
5 69 (6.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 67 (6.57%) IT Engineer
7 63 (6.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 62 (6.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 58 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 58 (5.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 54 (5.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 52 (5.10%) Senior Network Engineer
12 50 (4.90%) Administrator
13 49 (4.80%) Architect
13 49 (4.80%) Security Engineer
14 48 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
15 44 (4.31%) Support Analyst
16 43 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
17 41 (4.02%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.12%) LDAP
2 40 (3.92%) 802.1X
3 18 (1.76%) LAMP
4 14 (1.37%) Web Services
5 12 (1.18%) WSH
6 10 (0.98%) AngularJS
6 10 (0.98%) Node.js
6 10 (0.98%) React
6 10 (0.98%) REST
6 10 (0.98%) Vue.js
7 9 (0.88%) COM
7 9 (0.88%) MAPI
8 8 (0.78%) HTML
8 8 (0.78%) JSON
8 8 (0.78%) XML
9 6 (0.59%) Middleware
10 5 (0.49%) FreeSWITCH
11 4 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.29%) .NET
12 3 (0.29%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 137 (13.43%) Data Centre
2 82 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (4.90%) Replication
4 48 (4.71%) Computer Science
5 44 (4.31%) Driving Licence
6 38 (3.73%) Private Cloud
7 32 (3.14%) Management Information System
7 32 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
9 25 (2.45%) Clustering
10 24 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 24 (2.35%) Fintech
11 23 (2.25%) Public Cloud
12 22 (2.16%) BBC
12 22 (2.16%) HP StoreVirtual
13 18 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
14 13 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.27%) Fat Client
14 13 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 575 (56.37%) Windows
2 357 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 275 (26.96%) Linux
4 205 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 171 (16.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (11.86%) Windows 7
7 88 (8.63%) Windows 10
8 63 (6.18%) Windows 8
9 36 (3.53%) Mac OS X
10 28 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (2.35%) Ubuntu
12 19 (1.86%) Debian
13 17 (1.67%) Unix
14 15 (1.47%) CentOS
15 11 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.88%) Android
16 9 (0.88%) VMS
17 8 (0.78%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.69%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (17.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 169 (16.57%) ITIL
3 114 (11.18%) Load Balancing
4 107 (10.49%) Network Design
5 100 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
6 75 (7.35%) Network Architecture
7 67 (6.57%) Change Management
8 65 (6.37%) Migration
9 64 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (5.39%) Presales
11 54 (5.29%) Kalman Filter
12 53 (5.20%) Network Management
13 51 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
13 51 (5.00%) Service Delivery
14 50 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
15 49 (4.80%) Capacity Planning
15 49 (4.80%) DevOps
16 46 (4.51%) Server Virtualisation
16 46 (4.51%) Service Management
17 42 (4.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 177 (17.35%) SQL
2 146 (14.31%) PowerShell
3 78 (7.65%) Python
4 52 (5.10%) Bash Shell
5 31 (3.04%) C
6 23 (2.25%) Perl
7 21 (2.06%) PHP
8 17 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.47%) JavaScript
10 14 (1.37%) Ruby
11 13 (1.27%) C#
12 12 (1.18%) C++
12 12 (1.18%) VBScript
13 11 (1.08%) Java
14 10 (0.98%) Go
14 10 (0.98%) Tcl
15 9 (0.88%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.49%) VB
17 3 (0.29%) C-shell
18 1 (0.098%) Rust
Qualifications
1 311 (30.49%) Cisco Certification
2 224 (21.96%) CCNP
3 215 (21.08%) CCNA
4 119 (11.67%) Degree
5 82 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 69 (6.76%) Security Cleared
7 54 (5.29%) MCSE
8 49 (4.80%) CCIE
9 43 (4.22%) SC Cleared
10 37 (3.63%) MCSA
11 35 (3.43%) CCDP
12 27 (2.65%) CCSE
12 27 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 24 (2.35%) DV Cleared
14 19 (1.86%) MCP
15 18 (1.76%) JNCIP
16 17 (1.67%) CISSP
17 16 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 12 (1.18%) ISSAP
19 11 (1.08%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.47%) SLA
2 45 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (3.24%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.37%) GDPR
5 6 (0.59%) PMO
6 5 (0.49%) COBIT
6 5 (0.49%) GCP
6 5 (0.49%) QA
7 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.098%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.098%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 440 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 321 (31.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (23.63%) Hyper-V
4 57 (5.59%) vSphere
5 50 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (3.14%) DFS Replication
7 31 (3.04%) XenApp
8 28 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (2.65%) XenDesktop
10 23 (2.25%) Terminal Services
11 22 (2.16%) Docker
12 19 (1.86%) VMware NSX
13 17 (1.67%) VirtualBox
14 16 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.98%) iptables
15 10 (0.98%) Xen
16 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.88%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 61 (5.98%) SCCM
2 46 (4.51%) Backup Exec
3 34 (3.33%) QRadar
4 32 (3.14%) Nagios
5 28 (2.75%) Ansible
6 23 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 21 (2.06%) Puppet
8 17 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
9 16 (1.57%) FortiGate
10 15 (1.47%) Kubernetes
11 14 (1.37%) Cacti
11 14 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (1.37%) Salt
12 13 (1.27%) SCOM
12 13 (1.27%) WSUS
13 12 (1.18%) Nessus
14 11 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
14 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 526 (51.57%) Cisco
2 439 (43.04%) VMware
3 394 (38.63%) Microsoft
4 139 (13.63%) Juniper
5 133 (13.04%) HP
6 119 (11.67%) Citrix
7 114 (11.18%) CheckPoint
8 100 (9.80%) F5
9 80 (7.84%) SolarWinds
10 79 (7.75%) Meraki
11 73 (7.16%) Palo Alto
12 72 (7.06%) Veeam
13 49 (4.80%) Fortinet
14 46 (4.51%) Google
15 45 (4.41%) Dell
16 38 (3.73%) NetApp
16 38 (3.73%) Sophos
17 37 (3.63%) Forcepoint
17 37 (3.63%) Mitel
17 37 (3.63%) Symantec