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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 668 453 427
Rank change year-on-year -215 -26 -23
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 738 686 489
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.64% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.07% 5.00% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 636 502 410
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,300 £28,225
25th Percentile £32,000 £35,125 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £59,250 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £75,625 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 24,011 13,727 11,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.21% 12.73% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12,390 9,633 9,472
10th Percentile £28,244 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,750 £37,500 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £71,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VLAN.

Salary trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VLAN over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Salary histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Top 17 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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -184 677 £45,000 - 115
UK excluding London -160 460 £40,000 -4.76% 92
Work from Home -138 315 £45,000 -10.00% 37
London -130 242 £56,000 +6.67% 24
South East -64 136 £38,000 -5.59% 24
North of England -87 120 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Midlands -63 76 £40,500 +8.00% 16
Yorkshire -34 74 £55,000 +46.67% 13
West Midlands -28 64 £40,000 -23.81% 11
South West -80 58 £45,000 -1.53% 20
North West -88 43 £45,000 +7.14% 10
East of England -95 39 £37,250 -21.58% 7
Scotland -58 19 £35,556 -2.59% 1
East Midlands -61 12 £41,750 +11.33% 5
Northern Ireland - 10 £30,000 -
North East -23 4 £40,000 - 1
Wales -43 2 £49,500 +59.68%

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 441 (59.76%) Firewall
2 429 (58.13%) Microsoft
3 400 (54.20%) Windows
4 375 (50.81%) DNS
5 356 (48.24%) Active Directory
6 340 (46.07%) DHCP
7 328 (44.44%) VPN
8 322 (43.63%) Microsoft 365
9 303 (41.06%) Azure
10 285 (38.62%) WAN
11 281 (38.08%) VMware
12 258 (34.96%) Windows Server
13 252 (34.15%) Social Skills
14 251 (34.01%) Cisco
15 247 (33.47%) LAN
16 224 (30.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 210 (28.46%) TCP/IP
18 161 (21.82%) Wireless
19 134 (18.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 129 (17.48%) Linux
20 129 (17.48%) PowerShell
21 127 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
22 125 (16.94%) Windows 10
23 119 (16.12%) AWS
24 118 (15.99%) MS Exchange
25 117 (15.85%) Hyper-V
26 114 (15.45%) Cisco Certification
26 114 (15.45%) Wi-Fi
27 108 (14.63%) MPLS
27 108 (14.63%) ITIL

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
1 118 (15.99%) MS Exchange
2 94 (12.74%) SharePoint
3 39 (5.28%) IIS
4 30 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (3.93%) Apache
6 12 (1.63%) Apache Pulsar
7 11 (1.49%) Confluence
7 11 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.22%) WordPress
9 6 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.68%) nginx
11 3 (0.41%) CMS
11 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.27%) Liferay
12 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.27%) WinCC
13 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 70 (9.49%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.14%) Blender
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) SAP GTS
2 5 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.41%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 322 (43.63%) Microsoft 365
2 303 (41.06%) Azure
3 119 (16.12%) AWS
4 68 (9.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (6.37%) IaaS
6 35 (4.74%) PaaS
7 33 (4.47%) SaaS
8 22 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (2.98%) GCP
9 21 (2.85%) OneDrive
10 18 (2.44%) Google Workspace
11 13 (1.76%) Rubrik
12 12 (1.63%) Azure Logic Apps
12 12 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (1.63%) MinIO
12 12 (1.63%) Nutanix
13 11 (1.49%) Azure DevOps
13 11 (1.49%) GitHub
13 11 (1.49%) npm
14 10 (1.36%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 441 (59.76%) Firewall
2 375 (50.81%) DNS
3 340 (46.07%) DHCP
4 328 (44.44%) VPN
5 285 (38.62%) WAN
6 247 (33.47%) LAN
7 210 (28.46%) TCP/IP
8 161 (21.82%) Wireless
9 114 (15.45%) Wi-Fi
10 108 (14.63%) MPLS
11 102 (13.82%) SAN
12 85 (11.52%) OSPF
13 80 (10.84%) VoIP
14 70 (9.49%) WLAN
15 57 (7.72%) Internet
16 55 (7.45%) Network Security
17 54 (7.32%) BGP
18 51 (6.91%) IPv4
19 47 (6.37%) SSL
20 45 (6.10%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (2.17%) MySQL
5 12 (1.63%) Aerospike
5 12 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (1.63%) ArangoDB
5 12 (1.63%) Big Data
5 12 (1.63%) CockroachDB
5 12 (1.63%) Couchbase
5 12 (1.63%) Hadoop
5 12 (1.63%) Redis
5 12 (1.63%) Scylla
6 8 (1.08%) InfluxDB
7 7 (0.95%) MariaDB
8 6 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (4.61%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.47%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.71%) GitLab
4 16 (2.17%) JIRA
5 7 (0.95%) GCC
5 7 (0.95%) Subversion
6 5 (0.68%) Bitbucket Server
6 5 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.27%) Postman
8 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
General
1 252 (34.15%) Social Skills
2 48 (6.50%) Finance
3 41 (5.56%) Organisational Skills
4 40 (5.42%) Public Sector
5 32 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (2.85%) Legal
7 20 (2.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 20 (2.71%) Manufacturing
8 19 (2.57%) Telecoms
9 18 (2.44%) Law
10 14 (1.90%) Advertising
10 14 (1.90%) Presentation Skills
11 13 (1.76%) Marketing
12 10 (1.36%) Automotive
12 10 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
12 10 (1.36%) Retail
13 7 (0.95%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.95%) Games
14 5 (0.68%) Police
15 4 (0.54%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 111 (15.04%) Network Engineer
2 110 (14.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 110 (14.91%) Support Engineer
3 104 (14.09%) IT Engineer
4 85 (11.52%) IT Support
5 62 (8.40%) IT Support Engineer
6 57 (7.72%) Analyst
7 51 (6.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 51 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 46 (6.23%) Architect
9 42 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 41 (5.56%) Administrator
11 36 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
12 35 (4.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 34 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
14 31 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
15 30 (4.07%) IT Manager
16 27 (3.66%) Project Manager
16 27 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
17 26 (3.52%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (7.18%) 802.1X
2 28 (3.79%) RESTful
3 13 (1.76%) .NET
4 12 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (1.63%) Kafka
4 12 (1.63%) Web Services
4 12 (1.63%) WebSockets
5 11 (1.49%) libvirt
5 11 (1.49%) Node.js
6 6 (0.81%) ARM Templates
7 4 (0.54%) CSS
7 4 (0.54%) HTML
8 3 (0.41%) Flash
8 3 (0.41%) LDAP
8 3 (0.41%) XML
9 2 (0.27%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.27%) JSON
9 2 (0.27%) LAMP
9 2 (0.27%) SOAP
9 2 (0.27%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.47%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (5.01%) Driving Licence
4 35 (4.74%) Management Information System
5 33 (4.47%) User Experience
6 30 (4.07%) IoT
7 21 (2.85%) Social Media
7 21 (2.85%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (2.30%) Public Cloud
9 16 (2.17%) Private Cloud
10 15 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (1.90%) Clustering
11 14 (1.90%) Smartphone
12 13 (1.76%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.76%) Thin Client
13 12 (1.63%) CCTV
14 10 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.36%) Sports Betting
15 9 (1.22%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 400 (54.20%) Windows
2 258 (34.96%) Windows Server
3 129 (17.48%) Linux
4 127 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 125 (16.94%) Windows 10
6 81 (10.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 67 (9.08%) Windows Server 2019
8 37 (5.01%) Android
9 35 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (4.34%) Mac OS
11 31 (4.20%) CentOS
11 31 (4.20%) Windows 7
12 26 (3.52%) Apple iOS
12 26 (3.52%) Ubuntu
13 16 (2.17%) Mac OS X
14 15 (2.03%) VMS
15 9 (1.22%) Debian
15 9 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (1.08%) Amazon Linux
16 8 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (18.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 108 (14.63%) ITIL
3 99 (13.41%) Agile
4 92 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
4 92 (12.47%) Project Management
5 69 (9.35%) Network Management
6 65 (8.81%) DevOps
7 56 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 56 (7.59%) Service Delivery
8 54 (7.32%) Infrastructure as Code
9 53 (7.18%) Cybersecurity
10 50 (6.78%) Mentoring
11 47 (6.37%) Business Continuity
12 45 (6.10%) Incident Management
12 45 (6.10%) Service Management
13 41 (5.56%) PRINCE2
14 40 (5.42%) CI/CD
15 37 (5.01%) Information Security
16 35 (4.74%) Project Delivery
17 34 (4.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (17.48%) PowerShell
2 79 (10.70%) SQL
3 71 (9.62%) Python
4 53 (7.18%) Bash
5 23 (3.12%) Go
5 23 (3.12%) Java
6 17 (2.30%) C++
7 14 (1.90%) C#
8 12 (1.63%) C
9 10 (1.36%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.22%) Perl
11 8 (1.08%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.68%) Lua
12 5 (0.68%) Ruby
13 3 (0.41%) PHP
13 3 (0.41%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.27%) Bicep
14 2 (0.27%) Groovy
14 2 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (15.45%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (12.06%) CCNA
3 87 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 72 (9.76%) CCNP
5 58 (7.86%) Degree
6 51 (6.91%) MCSE
7 31 (4.20%) MCSA
8 21 (2.85%) Security Cleared
9 17 (2.30%) AWS Certification
9 17 (2.30%) HNC
10 16 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.90%) DBS Check
11 14 (1.90%) MCITP
12 13 (1.76%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.22%) A+ Certification
14 9 (1.22%) MCP
14 9 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
15 8 (1.08%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.37%) SLA
2 20 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (1.22%) PMO
5 5 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.54%) QA
7 3 (0.41%) NIST
8 2 (0.27%) GDPR
8 2 (0.27%) IEC 61131
8 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.14%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.14%) ISA99
9 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 356 (48.24%) Active Directory
2 224 (30.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (15.85%) Hyper-V
4 72 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
5 59 (7.99%) vSphere
6 58 (7.86%) Docker
7 33 (4.47%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (2.85%) Terminal Server
9 19 (2.57%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (1.63%) KVM
12 11 (1.49%) Ceph
12 11 (1.49%) Firmware
12 11 (1.49%) XenApp
13 8 (1.08%) DFS Replication
13 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.95%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.95%) iptables
14 7 (0.95%) NFS
15 4 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 71 (9.62%) Ansible
2 55 (7.45%) Kubernetes
3 54 (7.32%) Terraform
4 50 (6.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 44 (5.96%) SCCM
6 42 (5.69%) WSUS
7 40 (5.42%) Puppet
8 32 (4.34%) Nagios
9 25 (3.39%) Grafana
10 24 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (3.25%) Prometheus
10 24 (3.25%) vCenter Server
11 22 (2.98%) FortiGate
12 20 (2.71%) HAProxy
13 17 (2.30%) NetBackup
14 14 (1.90%) Jamf Pro
15 13 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
16 12 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
16 12 (1.63%) Failover Clustering
16 12 (1.63%) Graphite
Vendors
1 429 (58.13%) Microsoft
2 281 (38.08%) VMware
3 251 (34.01%) Cisco
4 72 (9.76%) Citrix
5 62 (8.40%) HP
5 62 (8.40%) Palo Alto
6 54 (7.32%) Veeam
7 49 (6.64%) Meraki
8 42 (5.69%) Google
9 34 (4.61%) Aruba
10 33 (4.47%) Oracle
11 32 (4.34%) Ruckus Wireless
11 32 (4.34%) SolarWinds
12 31 (4.20%) Splunk
13 27 (3.66%) Dell
13 27 (3.66%) Red Hat
14 22 (2.98%) Fortinet
15 21 (2.85%) Mitel
16 20 (2.71%) ServiceNow
17 19 (2.57%) Apple