Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 529 368 419
Rank change year-on-year -161 +51 +25
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 678 507 909
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.80% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 5.66% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 582 409 802
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.49% +7.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £56,000 £55,000 £54,250
90th Percentile £71,125 £65,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,383 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -7.33% +13.33% -5.06%

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 17,204 8,956 18,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.35% 14.11% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 10,960 7,170 15,129
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,975 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -136 624 £41,500 -2.35% 173
UK excluding London -117 484 £39,383 -7.33% 128
North of England -72 183 £37,500 -11.76% 35
London -158 163 £52,500 +2.44% 60
South East -51 132 £39,250 -12.78% 21
Yorkshire -18 105 £42,000 +25.37% 13
Work from Home -189 105 £42,500 -15.00% 23
Midlands -83 75 £42,500 +13.33% 22
North West -67 65 £30,000 -29.41% 20
West Midlands -60 47 £42,500 - 7
East of England -98 36 £39,250 -7.65% 18
South West -80 34 £42,500 -5.56% 17
East Midlands -56 27 £45,000 +20.00% 15
Scotland -58 17 £38,750 +21.09% 9
North East -37 13 £28,000 -30.00% 2
Wales -51 4 £37,750 -22.56%
Northern Ireland - 3 £28,500 - 6

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 394 (58.11%) Firewall
2 350 (51.62%) Windows
3 347 (51.18%) Microsoft
4 340 (50.15%) DNS
5 333 (49.12%) Active Directory
6 327 (48.23%) DHCP
7 326 (48.08%) Microsoft 365
8 301 (44.40%) Azure
9 262 (38.64%) VMware
10 251 (37.02%) Cisco
11 250 (36.87%) WAN
12 239 (35.25%) Social Skills
13 235 (34.66%) VPN
14 225 (33.19%) Windows Server
15 212 (31.27%) LAN
16 206 (30.38%) TCP/IP
17 183 (26.99%) VMware Infrastructure
18 165 (24.34%) Wireless
19 161 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
20 137 (20.21%) Hyper-V
21 136 (20.06%) Windows 10
22 126 (18.58%) CCNA
23 116 (17.11%) ITIL
24 110 (16.22%) VoIP
25 109 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
26 105 (15.49%) Linux
27 104 (15.34%) PowerShell
27 104 (15.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 102 (15.04%) MPLS
29 100 (14.75%) Data Centre

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 99 (14.60%) SharePoint
2 74 (10.91%) MS Exchange
3 55 (8.11%) IIS
4 16 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (2.21%) Apache
6 13 (1.92%) Confluence
6 13 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.18%) WordPress
9 6 (0.88%) CMS
9 6 (0.88%) Liferay
9 6 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (0.88%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.74%) Apache Pulsar
10 5 (0.74%) nginx
11 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.44%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 92 (13.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Blender
4 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.88%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.29%) Epicor Tropos
3 2 (0.29%) Unica
4 1 (0.15%) Alphatax
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 326 (48.08%) Microsoft 365
2 301 (44.40%) Azure
3 99 (14.60%) AWS
4 72 (10.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 46 (6.78%) IaaS
6 45 (6.64%) OneDrive
7 33 (4.87%) Mimecast
8 30 (4.42%) SaaS
9 24 (3.54%) PaaS
10 17 (2.51%) Power Platform
11 13 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.92%) GCP
12 10 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.47%) PowerApps
13 9 (1.33%) Google Workspace
14 8 (1.18%) Azure Sentinel
14 8 (1.18%) Rubrik
15 7 (1.03%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 394 (58.11%) Firewall
2 340 (50.15%) DNS
3 327 (48.23%) DHCP
4 250 (36.87%) WAN
5 235 (34.66%) VPN
6 212 (31.27%) LAN
7 206 (30.38%) TCP/IP
8 165 (24.34%) Wireless
9 110 (16.22%) VoIP
10 102 (15.04%) MPLS
11 86 (12.68%) Wi-Fi
12 84 (12.39%) Internet
13 73 (10.77%) Network Security
13 73 (10.77%) SAN
14 53 (7.82%) IPv4
15 49 (7.23%) IPv6
16 46 (6.78%) BGP
17 44 (6.49%) Ethernet
17 44 (6.49%) WLAN
18 40 (5.90%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.39%) MySQL
3 19 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2019
7 7 (1.03%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.03%) Power BI
7 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (0.88%) Big Data
8 6 (0.88%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.88%) MariaDB
8 6 (0.88%) Redis
8 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.74%) Aerospike
9 5 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.74%) ArangoDB
9 5 (0.74%) CockroachDB
9 5 (0.74%) Couchbase
9 5 (0.74%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 14 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.92%) JIRA
3 10 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.18%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.88%) Postman
6 4 (0.59%) Subversion
6 4 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.15%) GitLab
8 1 (0.15%) Gradle
8 1 (0.15%) Maven
8 1 (0.15%) Selenium
General
1 239 (35.25%) Social Skills
2 41 (6.05%) Finance
3 36 (5.31%) Organisational Skills
4 32 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 30 (4.42%) Manufacturing
6 25 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (3.10%) Public Sector
8 18 (2.65%) Legal
9 17 (2.51%) Law
9 17 (2.51%) Retail
10 13 (1.92%) Automotive
11 11 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
12 10 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (1.18%) Games
13 8 (1.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 7 (1.03%) Aerospace
14 7 (1.03%) Billing
15 6 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
16 5 (0.74%) Marketing
17 4 (0.59%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 124 (18.29%) Network Engineer
2 106 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 92 (13.57%) IT Engineer
4 86 (12.68%) Analyst
5 81 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 64 (9.44%) IT Support
7 61 (9.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 60 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 48 (7.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 47 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support
11 43 (6.34%) Support Analyst
12 40 (5.90%) IT Support Engineer
13 38 (5.60%) Security Engineer
14 36 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 35 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 33 (4.87%) Systems Engineer
17 31 (4.57%) Architect
18 28 (4.13%) Network Security Engineer
19 27 (3.98%) Software Architect
19 27 (3.98%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.78%) 802.1X
2 43 (6.34%) RESTful
3 13 (1.92%) CSS
3 13 (1.92%) HTML
4 12 (1.77%) Web Services
5 7 (1.03%) .NET
5 7 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (0.88%) JSON
6 6 (0.88%) SOAP
6 6 (0.88%) XML
6 6 (0.88%) XSD
7 5 (0.74%) Kafka
7 5 (0.74%) WSH
8 4 (0.59%) LAMP
8 4 (0.59%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (0.44%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.29%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.29%) WebSockets
11 1 (0.15%) ARM Templates
11 1 (0.15%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 100 (14.75%) Data Centre
2 54 (7.96%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (5.01%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.42%) Clustering
5 29 (4.28%) Replication
6 27 (3.98%) Video Conferencing
7 26 (3.83%) Driving Licence
8 25 (3.69%) User Experience
9 23 (3.39%) Public Cloud
10 15 (2.21%) Fibre Optics
11 10 (1.47%) Renewable Energy
12 9 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
13 7 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.03%) Legacy Systems
14 6 (0.88%) EPoS
14 6 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
15 5 (0.74%) Life Science
15 5 (0.74%) PKI
15 5 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 350 (51.62%) Windows
2 225 (33.19%) Windows Server
3 136 (20.06%) Windows 10
4 109 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (15.49%) Linux
6 87 (12.83%) Windows Server 2019
7 80 (11.80%) Windows Server 2016
8 39 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (5.46%) Windows 7
10 24 (3.54%) Mac OS X
11 23 (3.39%) Android
12 21 (3.10%) Ubuntu
13 15 (2.21%) Apple iOS
14 14 (2.06%) CentOS
15 13 (1.92%) Debian
15 13 (1.92%) Mac OS
15 13 (1.92%) Windows 8
15 13 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (1.03%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (17.11%) ITIL
2 104 (15.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 77 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
4 69 (10.18%) Cybersecurity
5 66 (9.73%) Project Management
6 63 (9.29%) Mentoring
7 59 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 50 (7.37%) Service Delivery
9 49 (7.23%) DevOps
10 46 (6.78%) Network Management
11 41 (6.05%) Business Continuity
11 41 (6.05%) Storage Management
12 39 (5.75%) Network Monitoring
12 39 (5.75%) Time Management
13 38 (5.60%) Network Architecture
14 37 (5.46%) Migration
14 37 (5.46%) Project Delivery
15 36 (5.31%) Presales
16 35 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (5.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (15.34%) PowerShell
2 84 (12.39%) SQL
3 51 (7.52%) Python
4 40 (5.90%) Bash
5 20 (2.95%) Java
6 14 (2.06%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.18%) C
9 7 (1.03%) Go
10 6 (0.88%) Groovy
11 5 (0.74%) VBScript
12 3 (0.44%) Perl
12 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.29%) C#
13 2 (0.29%) C++
13 2 (0.29%) R
14 1 (0.15%) PHP
14 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 161 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (18.58%) CCNA
3 80 (11.80%) CCNP
4 69 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 58 (8.55%) Degree
6 42 (6.19%) MCSE
7 24 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 23 (3.39%) MCSA
9 21 (3.10%) Security Cleared
10 17 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (2.36%) Network+ Certification
12 15 (2.21%) DBS Check
13 14 (2.06%) CCIE
14 12 (1.77%) CISSP
15 11 (1.62%) CEH
16 10 (1.47%) MCP
16 10 (1.47%) SC Cleared
17 9 (1.33%) A+ Certification
17 9 (1.33%) CWNA
17 9 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.64%) SLA
2 31 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.47%) GDPR
3 10 (1.47%) NIST
4 7 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (1.03%) PMO
4 7 (1.03%) SOC 2
5 6 (0.88%) QA
6 5 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.29%) COBIT
7 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 333 (49.12%) Active Directory
2 183 (26.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (20.21%) Hyper-V
4 44 (6.49%) vSphere
5 26 (3.83%) Docker
6 25 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (1.92%) BitLocker
9 12 (1.77%) KVM
9 12 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (1.47%) XenApp
12 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.18%) XenDesktop
13 7 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (1.03%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.74%) Firmware
14 5 (0.74%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.59%) iptables
15 4 (0.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 68 (10.03%) Microsoft Intune
2 32 (4.72%) WSUS
3 31 (4.57%) Puppet
3 31 (4.57%) SCCM
4 30 (4.42%) Ansible
5 26 (3.83%) Terraform
6 22 (3.24%) Nagios
7 21 (3.10%) Kubernetes
8 16 (2.36%) FortiGate
8 16 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (2.36%) vCenter Server
9 12 (1.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 11 (1.62%) Proxmox
11 10 (1.47%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.47%) Prometheus
12 9 (1.33%) Grafana
13 8 (1.18%) NetBackup
13 8 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
14 7 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 347 (51.18%) Microsoft
2 262 (38.64%) VMware
3 251 (37.02%) Cisco
4 99 (14.60%) Veeam
5 65 (9.59%) Palo Alto
6 64 (9.44%) HP
7 61 (9.00%) Meraki
8 55 (8.11%) Citrix
9 51 (7.52%) Dell
10 50 (7.37%) Fortinet
11 47 (6.93%) Sophos
12 33 (4.87%) SolarWinds
13 30 (4.42%) Aruba
14 25 (3.69%) CheckPoint
15 22 (3.24%) Apple
15 22 (3.24%) Avaya
16 21 (3.10%) Symantec
17 20 (2.95%) SonicWALL
18 19 (2.80%) Splunk
19 18 (2.65%) Google