Period
to 18 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 404 431 408
Rank change year-on-year +27 -23 +41
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 1,132 1,215 1,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.70% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 4.59% 4.52%
Number of salaries quoted 933 1,089 1,211
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% +6.67%

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 22,634 26,478 29,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.20% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 17,706 21,376 23,603
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 +31 1,077 £42,500 +3.66% 218
UK excluding London +22 715 £39,500 +5.33% 180
London +48 390 £47,500 -5.00% 55
South East -26 220 £37,500 - 48
Midlands +72 174 £42,500 +6.25% 34
North of England -1 139 £40,000 +5.96% 44
West Midlands +72 123 £42,500 +16.44% 18
East of England +64 115 £37,500 -3.85% 9
North West +27 74 £37,750 +7.86% 23
Yorkshire +35 63 £40,000 -7.51% 18
East Midlands +37 51 £32,500 -18.75% 16
South West -23 44 £36,500 - 28
Scotland -10 18 £42,500 +31.78% 6
Wales +8 14 £45,000 +12.50% 11
North East -1 2 £40,000 +14.29% 3

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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.

1 737 (65.11%) Windows
2 691 (61.04%) Firewall
3 554 (48.94%) Cisco
4 539 (47.61%) Microsoft
4 539 (47.61%) Active Directory
5 487 (43.02%) Windows Server
6 486 (42.93%) VMware
7 453 (40.02%) WAN
8 413 (36.48%) LAN
9 408 (36.04%) VPN
10 381 (33.66%) TCP/IP
11 379 (33.48%) DNS
12 336 (29.68%) Cisco Certification
13 332 (29.33%) DHCP
14 326 (28.80%) Hyper-V
15 305 (26.94%) Office 365
16 300 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
17 284 (25.09%) Microsoft Azure
18 280 (24.73%) Linux
19 262 (23.14%) Windows Server 2012
20 255 (22.53%) CCNA
21 241 (21.29%) Windows Server 2008
22 236 (20.85%) Citrix
22 236 (20.85%) ITIL
23 223 (19.70%) PowerShell
24 216 (19.08%) BGP
25 214 (18.90%) OSPF
25 214 (18.90%) CCNP
26 209 (18.46%) MS Exchange
27 205 (18.11%) SAN

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
1 209 (18.46%) MS Exchange
2 104 (9.19%) IIS
3 82 (7.24%) SharePoint
4 62 (5.48%) Skype for Business
5 58 (5.12%) Tomcat
6 55 (4.86%) Apache
7 34 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 27 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (1.15%) Confluence
12 12 (1.06%) nginx
12 12 (1.06%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.06%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.80%) WordPress
14 8 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.53%) JBoss
16 5 (0.44%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 157 (13.87%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.088%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.44%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.088%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 305 (26.94%) Office 365
2 284 (25.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 164 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (4.77%) SaaS
5 49 (4.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 48 (4.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 40 (3.53%) Mimecast
8 37 (3.27%) IaaS
9 22 (1.94%) PaaS
10 20 (1.77%) OneDrive
11 17 (1.50%) Dropbox
12 16 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (1.41%) G Suite
13 14 (1.24%) OpenDNS
14 10 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.88%) Serverless
15 7 (0.62%) Cloudflare
16 6 (0.53%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 4 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 691 (61.04%) Firewall
2 453 (40.02%) WAN
3 413 (36.48%) LAN
4 408 (36.04%) VPN
5 381 (33.66%) TCP/IP
6 379 (33.48%) DNS
7 332 (29.33%) DHCP
8 216 (19.08%) BGP
9 214 (18.90%) OSPF
10 205 (18.11%) SAN
11 200 (17.67%) VoIP
12 187 (16.52%) MPLS
13 169 (14.93%) Network Security
14 162 (14.31%) Wireless
15 144 (12.72%) Cisco ASA
16 107 (9.45%) Internet
17 94 (8.30%) SSL
18 89 (7.86%) WLAN
19 84 (7.42%) EIGRP
20 74 (6.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.89%) MySQL
3 33 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
6 19 (1.68%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.24%) Redis
9 13 (1.15%) Neo4j
10 11 (0.97%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.88%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.44%) DB2
15 4 (0.35%) Big Data
15 4 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (0.35%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.35%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 44 (3.89%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.56%) JIRA
3 23 (2.03%) GitLab
4 19 (1.68%) Vagrant
5 14 (1.24%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.71%) Subversion
6 8 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.62%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.53%) GDB
8 6 (0.53%) Valgrind
9 5 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.35%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.18%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.18%) Selenium
13 1 (0.088%) FishEye
General
1 126 (11.13%) Finance
2 73 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 45 (3.98%) Retail
4 40 (3.53%) Banking
5 34 (3.00%) Legal
6 32 (2.83%) Marketing
7 19 (1.68%) Law
8 18 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.97%) Electronics
11 10 (0.88%) Advertising
12 8 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.62%) Automotive
13 7 (0.62%) Games
14 5 (0.44%) French Language
14 5 (0.44%) Military
15 4 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.27%) Back Office
17 2 (0.18%) German Language
17 2 (0.18%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 261 (23.06%) Network Engineer
2 182 (16.08%) Support Engineer
3 135 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 108 (9.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 108 (9.54%) IT Support
5 97 (8.57%) Analyst
6 95 (8.39%) Administrator
7 94 (8.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 87 (7.69%) IT Engineer
9 77 (6.80%) Systems Administrator
10 68 (6.01%) Architect
11 63 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
12 60 (5.30%) IT Support Engineer
13 52 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
14 48 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 46 (4.06%) Support Analyst
16 45 (3.98%) Security Engineer
17 44 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
17 44 (3.89%) Technical Support
18 37 (3.27%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.53%) LDAP
2 33 (2.92%) 802.1X
3 21 (1.86%) LAMP
4 18 (1.59%) .NET
4 18 (1.59%) Web Services
5 16 (1.41%) WSH
6 14 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (1.15%) AngularJS
7 13 (1.15%) Node.js
7 13 (1.15%) React
7 13 (1.15%) Vue.js
8 12 (1.06%) LEMP Stack
9 11 (0.97%) Kafka
10 10 (0.88%) XML
11 8 (0.71%) HTML
11 8 (0.71%) JSON
12 7 (0.62%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (0.53%) FreeSWITCH
13 6 (0.53%) XMPP
13 6 (0.53%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 158 (13.96%) Data Centre
2 93 (8.22%) Clustering
3 85 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (4.59%) Replication
6 46 (4.06%) Management Information System
7 36 (3.18%) Driving Licence
8 32 (2.83%) Public Cloud
8 32 (2.83%) Security Operations Centre
9 31 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
10 29 (2.56%) Fintech
11 24 (2.12%) CMDB
12 19 (1.68%) Handset
12 19 (1.68%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.24%) User Experience
14 13 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 12 (1.06%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 737 (65.11%) Windows
2 487 (43.02%) Windows Server
3 280 (24.73%) Linux
4 262 (23.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 241 (21.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 145 (12.81%) Windows 10
7 144 (12.72%) Windows 7
8 75 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (4.15%) CentOS
10 45 (3.98%) Windows 8
11 41 (3.62%) Unix
12 28 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (2.21%) Ubuntu
14 22 (1.94%) Debian
15 21 (1.86%) Mac OS X
16 13 (1.15%) Android
17 10 (0.88%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.88%) CoreOS
18 9 (0.80%) SUSE
19 5 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (20.85%) ITIL
2 186 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 132 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
4 111 (9.81%) Load Balancing
5 100 (8.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 96 (8.48%) Configuration Management
7 94 (8.30%) Mentoring
7 94 (8.30%) Network Design
8 90 (7.95%) Service Management
9 81 (7.16%) DevOps
10 80 (7.07%) Service Delivery
11 73 (6.45%) Project Management
12 71 (6.27%) Migration
13 68 (6.01%) Change Management
13 68 (6.01%) Information Security
14 57 (5.04%) High Availability
15 56 (4.95%) Change Control
16 55 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
16 55 (4.86%) Cybersecurity
17 54 (4.77%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 223 (19.70%) PowerShell
2 195 (17.23%) SQL
3 88 (7.77%) Python
4 56 (4.95%) Bash Shell
5 36 (3.18%) Java
5 36 (3.18%) VBScript
6 31 (2.74%) Ruby
7 22 (1.94%) Perl
8 21 (1.86%) C++
9 20 (1.77%) Go
10 19 (1.68%) JavaScript
11 17 (1.50%) C
12 16 (1.41%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.24%) C#
13 14 (1.24%) VB
14 12 (1.06%) VBA
15 10 (0.88%) PHP
16 3 (0.27%) C-shell
17 2 (0.18%) AWK
17 2 (0.18%) sed
Qualifications
1 336 (29.68%) Cisco Certification
2 255 (22.53%) CCNA
3 214 (18.90%) CCNP
4 174 (15.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 128 (11.31%) MCSE
6 108 (9.54%) Degree
7 71 (6.27%) Security Cleared
8 60 (5.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 57 (5.04%) MCSA
10 50 (4.42%) SC Cleared
11 48 (4.24%) CCIE
12 42 (3.71%) JNCIS
13 41 (3.62%) DV Cleared
13 41 (3.62%) MCP
14 31 (2.74%) MCITP
15 27 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
16 18 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
17 16 (1.41%) CCDP
17 16 (1.41%) CISSP
17 16 (1.41%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.69%) SLA
2 54 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (2.92%) PCI DSS
4 31 (2.74%) GDPR
5 29 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 14 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.88%) HIPAA
8 10 (0.88%) PMO
9 9 (0.80%) QA
10 4 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.18%) ISO 31000
11 2 (0.18%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.088%) COBIT
12 1 (0.088%) GPG13
12 1 (0.088%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 539 (47.61%) Active Directory
2 326 (28.80%) Hyper-V
3 300 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (5.92%) VMware ESXi
5 64 (5.65%) XenApp
6 61 (5.39%) vSphere
7 49 (4.33%) Docker
8 44 (3.89%) XenDesktop
9 33 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (2.03%) Firmware
11 23 (2.03%) VMware NSX
11 23 (2.03%) XenServer
12 21 (1.86%) VirtualBox
13 16 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (1.24%) DFS Replication
14 14 (1.24%) NFS
15 13 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.88%) iptables
16 10 (0.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 57 (5.04%) Ansible
2 55 (4.86%) SCCM
3 52 (4.59%) Nagios
4 50 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (3.89%) Kubernetes
6 42 (3.71%) Puppet
7 40 (3.53%) vCenter Server
8 37 (3.27%) Backup Exec
9 35 (3.09%) WSUS
10 34 (3.00%) SCOM
11 28 (2.47%) AirWatch
12 22 (1.94%) Terraform
13 20 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
14 16 (1.41%) FortiGate
15 15 (1.33%) Salt
16 13 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
16 13 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 13 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
17 12 (1.06%) SCDPM
18 11 (0.97%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 554 (48.94%) Cisco
2 539 (47.61%) Microsoft
3 486 (42.93%) VMware
4 236 (20.85%) Citrix
5 153 (13.52%) Juniper
6 152 (13.43%) HP
7 123 (10.87%) Palo Alto
8 96 (8.48%) CheckPoint
9 88 (7.77%) Dell
10 84 (7.42%) Veeam
11 82 (7.24%) Meraki
12 80 (7.07%) F5
13 76 (6.71%) Avaya
14 57 (5.04%) SolarWinds
15 54 (4.77%) Google
16 49 (4.33%) Fortinet
17 48 (4.24%) SonicWALL
18 46 (4.06%) NetApp
19 41 (3.62%) Oracle
20 38 (3.36%) Red Hat