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

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 438 446
Rank change year-on-year +33 +8 +80
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 1337 1295 1438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.68% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.79% 4.00% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1200 1160 1261
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,975 £26,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,025 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year -1.32% -3.18% -1.88%

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 27934 32390 36472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.90% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22684 26603 30061
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
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 October 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 October 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 +53 1278 £42,500 - 87
UK excluding London +39 836 £37,500 -1.32% 65
London +15 489 £50,000 - 23
South East +16 274 £38,500 -10.47% 18
North of England +51 214 £32,500 -13.33% 16
East of England +71 126 £40,000 - 5
Midlands +18 117 £40,000 - 17
North West -21 104 £30,000 -20.00% 5
Yorkshire +76 97 £35,500 -5.33% 7
West Midlands -14 83 £45,000 +15.38% 8
South West -12 69 £40,000 +23.08% 8
East Midlands +66 25 £30,536 -28.15% 9
Scotland +14 25 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Wales +11 18 £45,000 +47.54%
North East +25 13 £32,500 - 4
Northern Ireland -23 3 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 859 (64.25%) Firewall
2 804 (60.13%) Cisco
3 725 (54.23%) Windows
4 609 (45.55%) VMware
5 566 (42.33%) VPN
6 563 (42.11%) Active Directory
7 551 (41.21%) DNS
8 545 (40.76%) WAN
9 499 (37.32%) LAN
10 483 (36.13%) Windows Server
11 476 (35.60%) Microsoft
12 472 (35.30%) TCP/IP
13 462 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
14 450 (33.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 437 (32.69%) DHCP
16 370 (27.67%) Linux
17 331 (24.76%) BGP
18 329 (24.61%) MS Exchange
19 320 (23.93%) OSPF
20 317 (23.71%) MPLS
21 313 (23.41%) Windows Server 2012
22 305 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
23 300 (22.44%) CCNA
24 285 (21.32%) CCNP
25 281 (21.02%) ITIL
26 275 (20.57%) Office 365
27 273 (20.42%) SAN
28 257 (19.22%) Data Centre
29 256 (19.15%) Hyper-V
30 248 (18.55%) VoIP

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
1 329 (24.61%) MS Exchange
2 157 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 80 (5.98%) IIS
4 80 (5.98%) SharePoint
5 72 (5.39%) Apache
6 53 (3.96%) Skype for Business
7 43 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 38 (2.84%) Tomcat
9 27 (2.02%) nginx
10 26 (1.94%) OpenStack
10 26 (1.94%) WebSphere
11 22 (1.65%) CMS
11 22 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
12 19 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 14 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
15 11 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.52%) CloudStack
17 6 (0.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 131 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
3 28 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.22%) InDesign
6 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.075%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.075%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.075%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.075%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.075%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 275 (20.57%) Office 365
2 171 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 155 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (3.59%) Mimecast
5 31 (2.32%) IaaS
5 31 (2.32%) PaaS
6 28 (2.09%) Amazon S3
7 23 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 22 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (1.57%) SaaS
10 18 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
12 10 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.75%) AWS CloudTrail
13 9 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.60%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.60%) OpenDNS
15 7 (0.52%) Amazon Glacier
16 6 (0.45%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 859 (64.25%) Firewall
2 566 (42.33%) VPN
3 551 (41.21%) DNS
4 545 (40.76%) WAN
5 499 (37.32%) LAN
6 472 (35.30%) TCP/IP
7 437 (32.69%) DHCP
8 331 (24.76%) BGP
9 320 (23.93%) OSPF
10 317 (23.71%) MPLS
11 273 (20.42%) SAN
12 248 (18.55%) VoIP
13 212 (15.86%) Cisco ASA
14 192 (14.36%) Wireless
15 175 (13.09%) Network Security
16 174 (13.01%) IPsec
17 128 (9.57%) Wi-Fi
18 101 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
18 101 (7.55%) HSRP
19 100 (7.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.41%) MySQL
3 51 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (0.90%) MongoDB
7 12 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (0.90%) Redis
8 11 (0.82%) Hadoop
8 11 (0.82%) MariaDB
9 10 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.52%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.45%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.37%) DB2
13 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 17 (1.27%) JIRA
4 16 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 14 (1.05%) Subversion
6 10 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.45%) Maven
10 5 (0.37%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.22%) Ant
11 3 (0.22%) Psake
11 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.075%) CircleCI
12 1 (0.075%) git-flow
12 1 (0.075%) Vagrant
General
1 193 (14.44%) Finance
2 102 (7.63%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.26%) Legal
4 53 (3.96%) Retail
5 51 (3.81%) Back Office
6 31 (2.32%) Banking
6 31 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.24%) Law
8 23 (1.72%) Marketing
9 21 (1.57%) Games
10 19 (1.42%) Advertising
11 18 (1.35%) Military
12 14 (1.05%) Electronics
13 10 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.67%) Billing
15 6 (0.45%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.22%) Publishing
17 2 (0.15%) Arabic Language
17 2 (0.15%) Automotive
17 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 335 (25.06%) Network Engineer
2 221 (16.53%) Support Engineer
3 169 (12.64%) Analyst
4 167 (12.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 126 (9.42%) Administrator
6 119 (8.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 106 (7.93%) IT Support
8 104 (7.78%) Cisco Engineer
9 98 (7.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 95 (7.11%) Senior Network Engineer
11 92 (6.88%) Support Analyst
12 91 (6.81%) IT Engineer
13 90 (6.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 79 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 73 (5.46%) Systems Administrator
16 70 (5.24%) IT Support Engineer
17 68 (5.09%) Infrastructure Support
18 57 (4.26%) Architect
19 55 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
20 54 (4.04%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.17%) 802.1X
2 27 (2.02%) LAMP
3 23 (1.72%) Web Services
4 20 (1.50%) LEMP Stack
5 15 (1.12%) POSIX
6 12 (0.90%) .NET
6 12 (0.90%) RFC 2547
7 10 (0.75%) XML
8 9 (0.67%) JDBC
8 9 (0.67%) LAPP Stack
9 7 (0.52%) HTML
9 7 (0.52%) Sensu
10 6 (0.45%) ADSI
11 5 (0.37%) Django
11 5 (0.37%) FreeSWITCH
11 5 (0.37%) Memcached
11 5 (0.37%) WSH
12 4 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (0.30%) PHP-FPM
12 4 (0.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 257 (19.22%) Data Centre
2 85 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (5.01%) Clustering
3 67 (5.01%) Replication
4 45 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.54%) PMI
6 32 (2.39%) Driving Licence
7 27 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
9 21 (1.57%) iPad
9 21 (1.57%) Private Cloud
10 19 (1.42%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.35%) Blackberry
12 17 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 15 (1.12%) User Experience
13 15 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 14 (1.05%) FlexPod
15 13 (0.97%) Fat Client
15 13 (0.97%) Thin Client
16 12 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 725 (54.23%) Windows
2 483 (36.13%) Windows Server
3 370 (27.67%) Linux
4 313 (23.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 305 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 185 (13.84%) Windows 7
7 144 (10.77%) Windows 10
8 107 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 87 (6.51%) Windows 8
10 58 (4.34%) Ubuntu
11 56 (4.19%) Unix
12 53 (3.96%) CentOS
13 49 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 47 (3.52%) Debian
15 25 (1.87%) Mac OS X
16 18 (1.35%) Windows XP
17 16 (1.20%) VMS
17 16 (1.20%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.90%) Android
18 12 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (21.02%) ITIL
2 126 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 115 (8.60%) Project Management
4 110 (8.23%) Network Design
5 107 (8.00%) Load Balancing
6 91 (6.81%) Change Management
7 87 (6.51%) Network Management
8 84 (6.28%) High Availability
9 80 (5.98%) Mentoring
10 78 (5.83%) DevOps
11 75 (5.61%) Migration
12 62 (4.64%) Network Monitoring
13 61 (4.56%) Information Security
14 60 (4.49%) Service Delivery
15 58 (4.34%) Cybersecurity
16 56 (4.19%) Presales
17 53 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
17 53 (3.96%) Configuration Management
17 53 (3.96%) Kalman Filter
17 53 (3.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 170 (12.72%) PowerShell
2 149 (11.14%) SQL
3 97 (7.26%) Python
4 96 (7.18%) Bash Shell
5 41 (3.07%) Perl
6 36 (2.69%) Ruby
7 29 (2.17%) C
8 25 (1.87%) Java
9 24 (1.80%) PHP
9 24 (1.80%) VBScript
10 21 (1.57%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.82%) AWK
12 10 (0.75%) Jython
12 10 (0.75%) Korn
12 10 (0.75%) sed
13 7 (0.52%) C#
14 5 (0.37%) C++
15 3 (0.22%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.15%) C-shell
17 1 (0.075%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 462 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
2 300 (22.44%) CCNA
3 285 (21.32%) CCNP
4 135 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 129 (9.65%) Degree
6 90 (6.73%) CCIE
7 80 (5.98%) MCSE
8 75 (5.61%) Security Cleared
9 63 (4.71%) MCSA
10 62 (4.64%) SC Cleared
11 41 (3.07%) MCP
12 34 (2.54%) PMI Certification
13 33 (2.47%) CCDP
13 33 (2.47%) DV Cleared
14 32 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 27 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
16 26 (1.94%) CCIP
17 24 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 19 (1.42%) JNCIS
18 19 (1.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.21%) SLA
2 57 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (3.89%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.42%) QA
5 12 (0.90%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (0.60%) COBIT
8 8 (0.60%) GCP
9 5 (0.37%) GDPR
9 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.30%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
System Software
1 563 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 450 (33.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (19.15%) Hyper-V
4 112 (8.38%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (6.66%) vSphere
6 66 (4.94%) XenApp
7 56 (4.19%) Terminal Services
8 43 (3.22%) Virtual Servers
9 33 (2.47%) XenServer
10 28 (2.09%) VMware Workstation
11 26 (1.94%) ProxySG
11 26 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
12 25 (1.87%) Docker
13 22 (1.65%) Firmware
13 22 (1.65%) KVM
14 19 (1.42%) NFS
15 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (0.90%) Varnish
16 11 (0.82%) DFS Replication
17 10 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 106 (7.93%) Puppet
2 77 (5.76%) SCCM
3 68 (5.09%) WSUS
4 61 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (4.49%) Ansible
6 55 (4.11%) Nagios
7 51 (3.81%) Backup Exec
8 37 (2.77%) vCenter Server
9 36 (2.69%) ZABBIX
10 31 (2.32%) SCOM
11 27 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
12 26 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
13 22 (1.65%) vMotion
14 18 (1.35%) Salt
15 17 (1.27%) Oracle ZFS
16 16 (1.20%) Cacti
16 16 (1.20%) HAProxy
17 14 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
17 14 (1.05%) FortiGate
17 14 (1.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 804 (60.13%) Cisco
2 609 (45.55%) VMware
3 476 (35.60%) Microsoft
4 240 (17.95%) Juniper
5 174 (13.01%) HP
6 162 (12.12%) CheckPoint
7 158 (11.82%) Citrix
8 137 (10.25%) F5
9 125 (9.35%) Veeam
10 104 (7.78%) Palo Alto
11 95 (7.11%) Dell
12 86 (6.43%) Meraki
13 77 (5.76%) SolarWinds
14 64 (4.79%) Brocade
15 53 (3.96%) NetApp
16 51 (3.81%) Symantec
17 49 (3.66%) Apple
18 42 (3.14%) Avaya
19 41 (3.07%) SonicWALL
20 37 (2.77%) Aruba