Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 399 446
Rank change year-on-year -14 +47 +16
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 1,209 1,316 1,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.75% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.54% 4.52% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,080 1,215 1,278
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £68,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -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 26,623 29,115 35,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.57% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,496 23,663 29,114
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 -12 1,140 £41,000 -3.53% 165
UK excluding London -14 820 £37,500 -6.25% 142
London -23 379 £50,000 - 38
South East -40 292 £37,500 -11.76% 46
North of England -15 179 £38,500 +10.00% 34
Midlands -34 123 £40,000 -5.88% 21
East of England +33 99 £39,000 -8.24% 19
North West -27 89 £35,000 -6.67% 17
South West +12 85 £36,500 +23.73% 7
West Midlands -20 76 £35,500 -5.33% 14
Yorkshire +23 67 £44,000 +35.38% 16
Scotland -8 43 £32,250 -28.33% 12
East Midlands -25 34 £40,500 -4.71% 7
North East -17 23 £35,000 +20.69% 1
Wales +21 17 £40,000 +11.89% 2
Northern Ireland -15 1 £40,000 +6.67%

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 699 (57.82%) Firewall
2 689 (56.99%) Cisco
3 681 (56.33%) Windows
4 543 (44.91%) Active Directory
4 543 (44.91%) VMware
5 532 (44.00%) VPN
6 495 (40.94%) WAN
7 475 (39.29%) DNS
8 455 (37.63%) Windows Server
9 450 (37.22%) LAN
10 442 (36.56%) TCP/IP
11 429 (35.48%) Microsoft
12 402 (33.25%) Cisco Certification
13 380 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 350 (28.95%) DHCP
15 289 (23.90%) CCNA
16 286 (23.66%) ITIL
16 286 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
17 275 (22.75%) MPLS
18 266 (22.00%) Hyper-V
19 265 (21.92%) Office 365
19 265 (21.92%) CCNP
20 264 (21.84%) VoIP
21 255 (21.09%) BGP
22 253 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
23 252 (20.84%) Linux
24 249 (20.60%) MS Exchange
25 225 (18.61%) SAN
25 225 (18.61%) OSPF
26 219 (18.11%) Wireless

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
1 249 (20.60%) MS Exchange
2 93 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 66 (5.46%) IIS
5 49 (4.05%) Skype for Business
6 36 (2.98%) SharePoint
7 33 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 29 (2.40%) nginx
9 25 (2.07%) Apache
10 23 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (1.24%) Confluence
12 14 (1.16%) CMS
12 14 (1.16%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.99%) uWSGI
14 10 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (0.83%) CloudStack
14 10 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.58%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 110 (9.10%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.083%) LibreOffice
3 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.083%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.083%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.083%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 265 (21.92%) Office 365
2 182 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (3.23%) IaaS
5 28 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (2.32%) SaaS
6 25 (2.07%) Mimecast
7 23 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (1.32%) PaaS
9 15 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (1.08%) G Suite
11 12 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.83%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.83%) AWS CloudTrail
14 7 (0.58%) Amazon Glacier
15 6 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 699 (57.82%) Firewall
2 532 (44.00%) VPN
3 495 (40.94%) WAN
4 475 (39.29%) DNS
5 450 (37.22%) LAN
6 442 (36.56%) TCP/IP
7 350 (28.95%) DHCP
8 275 (22.75%) MPLS
9 264 (21.84%) VoIP
10 255 (21.09%) BGP
11 225 (18.61%) OSPF
11 225 (18.61%) SAN
12 219 (18.11%) Wireless
13 168 (13.90%) Cisco ASA
14 143 (11.83%) Network Security
15 138 (11.41%) Ethernet
16 137 (11.33%) WLAN
17 116 (9.59%) SNMP
17 116 (9.59%) Wi-Fi
18 112 (9.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (13.90%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.64%) MySQL
3 35 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
6 22 (1.82%) MariaDB
7 14 (1.16%) Redis
7 14 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (0.99%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.83%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.66%) DTS
12 8 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.41%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.33%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 41 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.65%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.32%) JIRA
3 16 (1.32%) Subversion
4 10 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.41%) Psake
5 5 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.41%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.33%) Ant
6 4 (0.33%) Maven
7 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.083%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.083%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.083%) Vagrant
General
1 135 (11.17%) Finance
2 117 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 48 (3.97%) Law
4 41 (3.39%) Legal
5 39 (3.23%) Retail
6 25 (2.07%) Back Office
7 22 (1.82%) Advertising
8 18 (1.49%) Games
8 18 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.49%) Marketing
9 12 (0.99%) Banking
10 11 (0.91%) Billing
11 6 (0.50%) Military
12 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.33%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.33%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Romanian Language
15 1 (0.083%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 341 (28.21%) Network Engineer
2 199 (16.46%) Support Engineer
3 165 (13.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 137 (11.33%) IT Support
5 135 (11.17%) Analyst
6 98 (8.11%) IT Engineer
7 88 (7.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 72 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 72 (5.96%) IT Support Engineer
9 70 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
10 64 (5.29%) Senior Network Engineer
11 63 (5.21%) Network Support
12 59 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
12 59 (4.88%) Support Analyst
13 54 (4.47%) Network Support Engineer
14 51 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 51 (4.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 50 (4.14%) Administrator
15 50 (4.14%) Architect
15 50 (4.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.15%) LEMP Stack
2 24 (1.99%) .NET
3 19 (1.57%) LAMP
4 16 (1.32%) LDAP
5 15 (1.24%) Web Services
6 12 (0.99%) Django
6 12 (0.99%) FreeSWITCH
6 12 (0.99%) PHP-FPM
6 12 (0.99%) WSGI
7 10 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
7 10 (0.83%) Sensu
8 9 (0.74%) 802.1X
9 8 (0.66%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.66%) RFC 2547
10 7 (0.58%) POSIX
10 7 (0.58%) WAP
10 7 (0.58%) WSH
11 5 (0.41%) ASP.NET Core
11 5 (0.41%) Software Packaging
12 4 (0.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 202 (16.71%) Data Centre
2 104 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (5.96%) Driving Licence
4 47 (3.89%) Clustering
4 47 (3.89%) Replication
5 44 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 39 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 39 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 37 (3.06%) Private Cloud
8 30 (2.48%) HP StoreVirtual
8 30 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (1.82%) User Experience
10 19 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.32%) Fintech
12 14 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
13 13 (1.08%) iPhone
14 12 (0.99%) Wiki
15 11 (0.91%) Blackberry
15 11 (0.91%) FlexPod
15 11 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 681 (56.33%) Windows
2 455 (37.63%) Windows Server
3 286 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 253 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 252 (20.84%) Linux
6 149 (12.32%) Windows 7
7 109 (9.02%) Windows 10
8 64 (5.29%) Windows 8
9 47 (3.89%) Ubuntu
10 44 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (3.06%) CentOS
11 37 (3.06%) Unix
12 29 (2.40%) Mac OS X
13 27 (2.23%) Debian
14 20 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (1.16%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.91%) Android
17 9 (0.74%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.74%) Solaris
18 7 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (23.66%) ITIL
2 103 (8.52%) Change Management
3 101 (8.35%) Load Balancing
4 97 (8.02%) Network Design
5 93 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 91 (7.53%) Network Monitoring
7 75 (6.20%) Network Management
8 68 (5.62%) Configuration Management
9 67 (5.54%) Project Management
10 63 (5.21%) Service Delivery
11 58 (4.80%) High Availability
12 57 (4.71%) DevOps
12 57 (4.71%) Presales
13 55 (4.55%) Service Management
14 53 (4.38%) Problem Management
15 50 (4.14%) Network Architecture
16 49 (4.05%) Incident Management
16 49 (4.05%) Migration
17 47 (3.89%) ITIL V3
18 45 (3.72%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 156 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 132 (10.92%) SQL
3 86 (7.11%) Python
4 73 (6.04%) Bash Shell
5 55 (4.55%) Perl
6 43 (3.56%) PHP
7 26 (2.15%) C
8 17 (1.41%) Ruby
9 16 (1.32%) VBScript
10 15 (1.24%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.83%) C#
12 8 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.33%) Java
13 4 (0.33%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.25%) AWK
15 2 (0.17%) C-shell
15 2 (0.17%) Korn
16 1 (0.083%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.083%) C++
16 1 (0.083%) sed
Qualifications
1 402 (33.25%) Cisco Certification
2 289 (23.90%) CCNA
3 265 (21.92%) CCNP
4 125 (10.34%) Degree
5 123 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 77 (6.37%) MCSE
7 69 (5.71%) MCSA
8 66 (5.46%) Security Cleared
9 54 (4.47%) CCIE
10 41 (3.39%) CCDP
11 38 (3.14%) MCP
11 38 (3.14%) SC Cleared
12 29 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (2.15%) DV Cleared
14 25 (2.07%) CISSP
15 24 (1.99%) JNCIP
16 22 (1.82%) MCITP
17 21 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 20 (1.65%) CCSE
19 19 (1.57%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.20%) SLA
2 49 (4.05%) PCI DSS
3 34 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (2.23%) QA
5 14 (1.16%) GCP
6 9 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.58%) GDPR
8 6 (0.50%) ISO 31000
8 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.25%) PMO
11 2 (0.17%) COBIT
11 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.083%) COSO
12 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.083%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 543 (44.91%) Active Directory
2 380 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 266 (22.00%) Hyper-V
4 89 (7.36%) VMware ESXi
5 83 (6.87%) vSphere
6 57 (4.71%) XenApp
7 50 (4.14%) Terminal Services
8 49 (4.05%) DFS Replication
9 27 (2.23%) XenDesktop
10 25 (2.07%) Docker
10 25 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
11 19 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (1.08%) Firmware
13 12 (0.99%) BIND 9
13 12 (0.99%) Kamailio
13 12 (0.99%) Postfix
13 12 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (0.83%) Varnish
14 10 (0.83%) XenServer
15 9 (0.74%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 95 (7.86%) SCCM
2 68 (5.62%) Puppet
3 57 (4.71%) Nagios
4 39 (3.23%) Backup Exec
5 34 (2.81%) WSUS
6 33 (2.73%) HAProxy
7 32 (2.65%) SCOM
8 31 (2.56%) Ansible
9 29 (2.40%) Cacti
9 29 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (2.07%) vCenter Server
11 22 (1.82%) FortiGate
12 19 (1.57%) QRadar
12 19 (1.57%) ZABBIX
13 17 (1.41%) Nessus
13 17 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (1.24%) RANCID
15 14 (1.16%) OpenNMS
16 12 (0.99%) Graylog
16 12 (0.99%) Munin
Vendors
1 689 (56.99%) Cisco
2 543 (44.91%) VMware
3 429 (35.48%) Microsoft
4 218 (18.03%) Juniper
5 189 (15.63%) HP
6 165 (13.65%) Citrix
7 125 (10.34%) CheckPoint
8 107 (8.85%) Dell
9 95 (7.86%) F5
10 89 (7.36%) SolarWinds
11 83 (6.87%) Palo Alto
12 70 (5.79%) Veeam
13 65 (5.38%) Meraki
14 53 (4.38%) NetApp
15 46 (3.80%) Sophos
16 44 (3.64%) Brocade
17 42 (3.47%) Apple
18 41 (3.39%) Fortinet
19 37 (3.06%) Mitel
20 36 (2.98%) Symantec