Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 455 430 407
Rank change year-on-year -25 -23 +48
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 986 1,283 1,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.72% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% 4.68% 4.52%
Number of salaries quoted 827 1,154 1,278
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £36,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.11% -8.75% -

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 23,617 27,415 31,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.93% 15.39% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 18,503 22,193 25,368
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -19 936 £42,500 +1.19% 178
UK excluding London -32 615 £38,000 +4.11% 147
London -15 341 £50,000 -4.76% 37
South East -65 200 £37,500 - 45
Midlands +61 157 £40,000 - 23
East of England +38 111 £37,500 -6.25% 13
West Midlands +61 100 £43,250 +16.89% 17
North of England -80 100 £40,000 +14.29% 46
North West -35 64 £37,500 +21.81% 30
East Midlands +59 57 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Yorkshire -18 35 £40,000 -4.76% 12
South West -20 31 £40,000 +9.59% 14
Wales 0 13 £40,000 +3.23% 3
Scotland -30 13 £42,500 +30.77% 3
North East -17 1 £42,500 +30.77% 4

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 652 (66.13%) Windows
2 564 (57.20%) Firewall
3 473 (47.97%) Active Directory
4 471 (47.77%) Cisco
5 454 (46.04%) VMware
6 445 (45.13%) Microsoft
7 426 (43.20%) Windows Server
8 401 (40.67%) WAN
9 385 (39.05%) LAN
10 361 (36.61%) VPN
11 346 (35.09%) DNS
12 322 (32.66%) TCP/IP
13 297 (30.12%) DHCP
14 291 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 289 (29.31%) Hyper-V
16 270 (27.38%) Office 365
17 267 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
18 248 (25.15%) Linux
19 242 (24.54%) Windows Server 2012
20 237 (24.04%) Microsoft Azure
21 215 (21.81%) PowerShell
22 207 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
23 205 (20.79%) ITIL
24 204 (20.69%) SQL
25 193 (19.57%) CCNA
26 189 (19.17%) Citrix
27 173 (17.55%) MS Exchange
28 171 (17.34%) BGP
29 164 (16.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
30 163 (16.53%) OSPF

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
1 173 (17.55%) MS Exchange
2 86 (8.72%) IIS
3 79 (8.01%) SharePoint
4 60 (6.09%) Skype for Business
5 50 (5.07%) Tomcat
6 48 (4.87%) Apache
7 35 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 35 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.42%) Confluence
11 12 (1.22%) nginx
12 11 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.12%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.01%) WordPress
14 9 (0.91%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.61%) JBoss
15 6 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 109 (11.05%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.41%) C-CURE
2 4 (0.41%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.10%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 270 (27.38%) Office 365
2 237 (24.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (15.01%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (4.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 41 (4.16%) SaaS
6 40 (4.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (3.45%) Mimecast
8 33 (3.35%) IaaS
9 26 (2.64%) G Suite
10 18 (1.83%) PaaS
11 17 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (1.12%) Dropbox
13 8 (0.81%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.81%) Serverless
13 8 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.61%) OpenDNS
15 5 (0.51%) OneDrive
16 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 564 (57.20%) Firewall
2 401 (40.67%) WAN
3 385 (39.05%) LAN
4 361 (36.61%) VPN
5 346 (35.09%) DNS
6 322 (32.66%) TCP/IP
7 297 (30.12%) DHCP
8 171 (17.34%) BGP
9 163 (16.53%) OSPF
10 159 (16.13%) VoIP
11 157 (15.92%) SAN
12 150 (15.21%) MPLS
13 137 (13.89%) Wireless
14 124 (12.58%) Network Security
15 104 (10.55%) Cisco ASA
16 94 (9.53%) WLAN
17 87 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
18 84 (8.52%) Internet
19 73 (7.40%) SSL
20 70 (7.10%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.26%) MySQL
3 37 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
7 19 (1.93%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.62%) Neo4j
8 16 (1.62%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.32%) Redis
10 11 (1.12%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.81%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.41%) Big Data
14 4 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
15 3 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 43 (4.36%) Jenkins
2 30 (3.04%) JIRA
3 26 (2.64%) GitLab
4 21 (2.13%) Vagrant
5 18 (1.83%) Git (software)
6 14 (1.42%) Subversion
7 9 (0.91%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.71%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.61%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.61%) GDB
9 6 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.61%) Valgrind
10 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.10%) Ant
12 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.10%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.10%) Maven
12 1 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 116 (11.76%) Finance
2 68 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.56%) Retail
4 42 (4.26%) Banking
5 37 (3.75%) Law
6 36 (3.65%) Marketing
7 27 (2.74%) Manufacturing
8 25 (2.54%) Legal
9 16 (1.62%) Electronics
10 11 (1.12%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.71%) Automotive
13 5 (0.51%) Back Office
13 5 (0.51%) French Language
14 4 (0.41%) Advertising
14 4 (0.41%) Local Government
14 4 (0.41%) Military
15 3 (0.30%) Games
16 1 (0.10%) Mandarin Language
16 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 230 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 137 (13.89%) Support Engineer
3 122 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 95 (9.63%) Analyst
5 89 (9.03%) Administrator
6 85 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 81 (8.22%) IT Support
8 75 (7.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 66 (6.69%) Systems Administrator
10 62 (6.29%) IT Engineer
11 56 (5.68%) Architect
12 53 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
12 53 (5.38%) Cisco Engineer
13 50 (5.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 50 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
14 43 (4.36%) Security Engineer
14 43 (4.36%) Technical Support
15 42 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 41 (4.16%) Support Analyst
17 38 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.36%) LDAP
2 23 (2.33%) 802.1X
3 20 (2.03%) LAMP
4 18 (1.83%) .NET
5 16 (1.62%) AngularJS
5 16 (1.62%) Node.js
5 16 (1.62%) React
5 16 (1.62%) Vue.js
5 16 (1.62%) Web Services
6 13 (1.32%) Kafka
6 13 (1.32%) WSH
7 12 (1.22%) LEMP Stack
7 12 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (1.12%) XML
9 7 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (0.61%) FreeSWITCH
10 6 (0.61%) JSON
10 6 (0.61%) MAPI
10 6 (0.61%) XMPP
11 5 (0.51%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 153 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 85 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (7.51%) Clustering
4 45 (4.56%) Replication
5 43 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
7 35 (3.55%) Management Information System
8 31 (3.14%) Driving Licence
9 27 (2.74%) Public Cloud
10 23 (2.33%) Fintech
11 19 (1.93%) User Experience
12 17 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.62%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.42%) EPoS
15 12 (1.22%) BBC
15 12 (1.22%) CMDB
15 12 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
15 12 (1.22%) Private Cloud
16 11 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 11 (1.12%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 652 (66.13%) Windows
2 426 (43.20%) Windows Server
3 248 (25.15%) Linux
4 242 (24.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 207 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 119 (12.07%) Windows 10
7 108 (10.95%) Windows 7
8 71 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (3.85%) CentOS
9 38 (3.85%) Windows 8
10 29 (2.94%) Unix
11 23 (2.33%) Mac OS X
12 17 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (1.72%) Ubuntu
13 16 (1.62%) Debian
14 15 (1.52%) Android
15 11 (1.12%) CoreOS
16 10 (1.01%) VMS
17 9 (0.91%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.71%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (20.79%) ITIL
2 164 (16.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 94 (9.53%) Problem-Solving
4 92 (9.33%) Load Balancing
5 91 (9.23%) Network Design
6 78 (7.91%) Service Management
7 72 (7.30%) Migration
8 71 (7.20%) DevOps
9 70 (7.10%) Mentoring
10 69 (7.00%) Project Management
11 68 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 67 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
13 66 (6.69%) Service Delivery
14 63 (6.39%) Configuration Management
15 56 (5.68%) Change Management
16 49 (4.97%) High Availability
17 46 (4.67%) Information Security
18 45 (4.56%) Server Virtualisation
19 44 (4.46%) Cybersecurity
19 44 (4.46%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 215 (21.81%) PowerShell
2 204 (20.69%) SQL
3 88 (8.92%) Python
4 59 (5.98%) Bash Shell
5 29 (2.94%) Ruby
5 29 (2.94%) VBScript
6 28 (2.84%) Perl
7 23 (2.33%) C++
7 23 (2.33%) Go
7 23 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 22 (2.23%) Java
9 18 (1.83%) C
10 17 (1.72%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.32%) PHP
12 9 (0.91%) VBA
13 8 (0.81%) VB
14 7 (0.71%) C#
15 2 (0.20%) C-shell
16 1 (0.10%) Tcl
16 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 267 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
2 193 (19.57%) CCNA
3 157 (15.92%) CCNP
4 133 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 103 (10.45%) MCSE
6 93 (9.43%) Degree
7 69 (7.00%) Security Cleared
8 48 (4.87%) SC Cleared
9 47 (4.77%) MCSA
9 47 (4.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 45 (4.56%) CCIE
11 36 (3.65%) DV Cleared
12 30 (3.04%) MCP
13 28 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (1.93%) MCITP
15 17 (1.72%) CCDP
16 14 (1.42%) JNCIS
17 13 (1.32%) CCSA
17 13 (1.32%) JNCIE
18 12 (1.22%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.59%) SLA
2 33 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.64%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.52%) GDPR
5 14 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 14 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.32%) PMO
7 11 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.61%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.30%) COBIT
9 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.20%) QA
10 2 (0.20%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.10%) GPG13
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 473 (47.97%) Active Directory
2 291 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 289 (29.31%) Hyper-V
4 71 (7.20%) vSphere
5 58 (5.88%) XenApp
6 54 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (4.67%) Docker
8 42 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
9 41 (4.16%) XenDesktop
10 28 (2.84%) Terminal Services
10 28 (2.84%) VMware NSX
11 24 (2.43%) VirtualBox
12 19 (1.93%) DFS Replication
13 18 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (1.52%) KVM
15 13 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (1.22%) Firmware
17 11 (1.12%) iptables
18 8 (0.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 8 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 66 (6.69%) SCCM
2 53 (5.38%) Nagios
3 46 (4.67%) Backup Exec
4 43 (4.36%) Ansible
4 43 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (3.85%) Kubernetes
6 33 (3.35%) Puppet
7 30 (3.04%) SCOM
8 29 (2.94%) vCenter Server
9 26 (2.64%) WSUS
10 23 (2.33%) Terraform
11 21 (2.13%) Salt
12 20 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
13 17 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
14 14 (1.42%) Cacti
14 14 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
14 14 (1.42%) FortiGate
15 12 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
16 11 (1.12%) HAProxy
16 11 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 471 (47.77%) Cisco
2 454 (46.04%) VMware
3 445 (45.13%) Microsoft
4 189 (19.17%) Citrix
5 123 (12.47%) HP
6 119 (12.07%) Juniper
7 97 (9.84%) CheckPoint
8 85 (8.62%) Meraki
9 83 (8.42%) Palo Alto
10 82 (8.32%) Veeam
11 74 (7.51%) F5
12 66 (6.69%) Google
13 61 (6.19%) Avaya
13 61 (6.19%) SolarWinds
14 60 (6.09%) Dell
15 50 (5.07%) Fortinet
16 46 (4.67%) NetApp
17 35 (3.55%) Red Hat
18 31 (3.14%) Oracle
18 31 (3.14%) Symantec