Period
to 4 August 2020

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 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 399 423 472
Rank change year-on-year +24 +49 -63
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 449 1,018 1,060
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.71% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.38% 4.56% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 396 868 991
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 10,261 22,301 26,174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.42% 15.59% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8,006 16,815 20,712
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +22 411 £44,000 +3.53% 69
UK excluding London +42 327 £40,000 - 48
London +78 105 £55,000 +15.79% 21
North of England +59 88 £37,500 -1.32% 11
South East +22 68 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Midlands +68 60 £44,000 +3.53% 10
South West +72 52 £42,500 +6.25% 10
West Midlands +69 50 £44,250 +4.12% 4
North West +45 38 £40,500 +6.58% 2
Yorkshire +78 34 £36,544 -8.64% 8
East of England +62 34 £47,000 +0.53% 2
Work from Home +65 32 £52,500 +23.53% 6
Scotland +70 19 £33,000 -7.04%
North East +38 16 £33,500 -4.29% 1
East Midlands +56 10 £42,500 +33.86% 6
Wales +38 8 £29,500 -24.84%

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 292 (65.03%) Firewall
2 242 (53.90%) Cisco
3 240 (53.45%) WAN
4 216 (48.11%) Windows
5 205 (45.66%) LAN
6 202 (44.99%) VPN
7 199 (44.32%) Cisco Certification
8 185 (41.20%) Microsoft
9 177 (39.42%) VMware
10 166 (36.97%) DNS
11 148 (32.96%) Active Directory
12 147 (32.74%) Office 365
13 144 (32.07%) TCP/IP
14 138 (30.73%) DHCP
15 131 (29.18%) Windows Server
16 128 (28.51%) MPLS
17 126 (28.06%) CCNP
18 120 (26.73%) Wireless
19 119 (26.50%) CCNA
20 114 (25.39%) OSPF
21 109 (24.28%) Azure
22 103 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
23 96 (21.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 92 (20.49%) VoIP
25 91 (20.27%) ITIL
26 90 (20.04%) BGP
27 89 (19.82%) Data Centre
28 87 (19.38%) Hyper-V
29 85 (18.93%) Linux
30 79 (17.59%) Network Security

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 48 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.78%) IIS
6 7 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.34%) Confluence
7 6 (1.34%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.45%) Apache
10 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.45%) nginx
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (11.14%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.45%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) FastStats
1 4 (0.89%) Unica
2 3 (0.67%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 147 (32.74%) Office 365
2 109 (24.28%) Azure
3 37 (8.24%) AWS
4 21 (4.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (3.34%) Mimecast
6 11 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.34%) GitHub
7 6 (1.34%) IaaS
8 5 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.11%) PaaS
8 5 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.89%) GCP
9 4 (0.89%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.67%) G Suite
10 3 (0.67%) SaaS
11 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 292 (65.03%) Firewall
2 240 (53.45%) WAN
3 205 (45.66%) LAN
4 202 (44.99%) VPN
5 166 (36.97%) DNS
6 144 (32.07%) TCP/IP
7 138 (30.73%) DHCP
8 128 (28.51%) MPLS
9 120 (26.73%) Wireless
10 114 (25.39%) OSPF
11 92 (20.49%) VoIP
12 90 (20.04%) BGP
13 79 (17.59%) Network Security
14 66 (14.70%) Cisco ASA
15 54 (12.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 54 (12.03%) Internet
16 47 (10.47%) SAN
17 42 (9.35%) Cisco IOS
18 41 (9.13%) Wi-Fi
19 40 (8.91%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.56%) MySQL
4 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.45%) MS Access
6 2 (0.45%) Neo4j
6 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.22%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.22%) KDB
7 1 (0.22%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (2.23%) Jenkins
1 10 (2.23%) JIRA
2 6 (1.34%) Bugzilla
3 5 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.89%) TestLink
5 3 (0.67%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.67%) GitLab
5 3 (0.67%) Maven
5 3 (0.67%) Selenium
5 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.45%) TestRail
6 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.22%) Ant
7 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.22%) Redmine
7 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 61 (13.59%) Finance
2 34 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.34%) Financial Institution
4 12 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.56%) Banking
5 7 (1.56%) Legal
5 7 (1.56%) Marketing
5 7 (1.56%) Military
6 5 (1.11%) Automotive
6 5 (1.11%) Electronics
6 5 (1.11%) Japanese Language
6 5 (1.11%) Public Sector
7 3 (0.67%) Law
7 3 (0.67%) Publishing
8 2 (0.45%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 163 (36.30%) Network Engineer
2 67 (14.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (10.69%) Support Engineer
4 37 (8.24%) Senior Network Engineer
5 33 (7.35%) IT Engineer
6 29 (6.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 28 (6.24%) Analyst
7 28 (6.24%) IT Support
8 23 (5.12%) Security Engineer
8 23 (5.12%) Systems Engineer
9 22 (4.90%) Consultant
10 21 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (4.45%) Network Security Engineer
12 18 (4.01%) Cisco Engineer
13 17 (3.79%) Architect
13 17 (3.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 17 (3.79%) IT Manager
13 17 (3.79%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.56%) Technical Support
15 15 (3.34%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.13%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.56%) LDAP
2 7 (1.56%) RESTful
3 6 (1.34%) WSH
4 3 (0.67%) .NET
4 3 (0.67%) LAMP
4 3 (0.67%) Web Services
4 3 (0.67%) XMPP
5 2 (0.45%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (0.45%) CSS
5 2 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.45%) Node.js
5 2 (0.45%) React
5 2 (0.45%) Vue.js
5 2 (0.45%) YAML
6 1 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.22%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 89 (19.82%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.34%) Private Cloud
6 14 (3.12%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.90%) Clustering
8 12 (2.67%) PKI
9 10 (2.23%) Replication
10 8 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.34%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.11%) CCTV
12 5 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.11%) Handset
12 5 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.11%) Life Science
13 4 (0.89%) EFT
13 4 (0.89%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 216 (48.11%) Windows
2 131 (29.18%) Windows Server
3 85 (18.93%) Linux
4 70 (15.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (11.80%) Windows 10
6 52 (11.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 34 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (6.68%) Windows 7
9 28 (6.24%) Windows Server 2019
10 18 (4.01%) Windows 8
11 16 (3.56%) CentOS
12 13 (2.90%) Unix
13 9 (2.00%) Debian
13 9 (2.00%) Ubuntu
14 8 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (1.11%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.89%) Android
16 4 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (21.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 91 (20.27%) ITIL
3 65 (14.48%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (9.58%) Information Security
5 39 (8.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 37 (8.24%) Load Balancing
7 31 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 31 (6.90%) Network Design
8 29 (6.46%) Project Delivery
9 27 (6.01%) Project Management
10 26 (5.79%) DevOps
11 24 (5.35%) Server Management
12 21 (4.68%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (4.45%) Configuration Management
14 19 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (4.23%) Data Protection
14 19 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
15 18 (4.01%) ITIL V3
15 18 (4.01%) Presales
16 17 (3.79%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.91%) PowerShell
2 32 (7.13%) SQL
3 24 (5.35%) Python
4 18 (4.01%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.00%) VBScript
6 8 (1.78%) C
7 5 (1.11%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.89%) PHP
8 4 (0.89%) Ruby
8 4 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.67%) C++
10 2 (0.45%) C#
10 2 (0.45%) Go
10 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.45%) Tcl
10 2 (0.45%) XPath
11 1 (0.22%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.22%) C-shell
11 1 (0.22%) Korn
11 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 199 (44.32%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (28.06%) CCNP
3 119 (26.50%) CCNA
4 39 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (8.02%) MCSE
6 31 (6.90%) Degree
7 28 (6.24%) CCIE
8 26 (5.79%) Security Cleared
9 20 (4.45%) CCDP
10 19 (4.23%) SC Cleared
11 13 (2.90%) JNCIS
12 12 (2.67%) DV Cleared
12 12 (2.67%) MCP
13 11 (2.45%) JNCIA
14 9 (2.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 9 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.78%) CCSA
16 7 (1.56%) MCITP
17 6 (1.34%) CCDA
17 6 (1.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.13%) SLA
2 23 (5.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (3.79%) GDPR
4 5 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.22%) NIST
7 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 148 (32.96%) Active Directory
2 103 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (19.38%) Hyper-V
4 32 (7.13%) vSphere
5 18 (4.01%) Docker
6 17 (3.79%) Firmware
6 17 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.45%) XenApp
8 10 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.78%) BitLocker
11 7 (1.56%) VirtualBox
11 7 (1.56%) VMware NSX
12 6 (1.34%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.89%) KVM
13 4 (0.89%) NFS
14 3 (0.67%) Ceph
14 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.67%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (8.46%) FortiGate
2 25 (5.57%) SCCM
3 17 (3.79%) Backup Exec
3 17 (3.79%) Kubernetes
3 17 (3.79%) Puppet
3 17 (3.79%) vCenter Server
4 13 (2.90%) Ansible
5 10 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (2.00%) SCOM
6 9 (2.00%) WSUS
7 8 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (1.78%) Terraform
8 6 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (1.11%) CASB
9 5 (1.11%) Nagios
10 4 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 242 (53.90%) Cisco
2 185 (41.20%) Microsoft
3 177 (39.42%) VMware
4 73 (16.26%) Juniper
5 63 (14.03%) Palo Alto
6 56 (12.47%) HP
7 54 (12.03%) CheckPoint
8 45 (10.02%) Citrix
8 45 (10.02%) Meraki
9 30 (6.68%) F5
10 27 (6.01%) Dell
10 27 (6.01%) Veeam
11 26 (5.79%) SonicWALL
12 24 (5.35%) Infoblox
13 19 (4.23%) Fortinet
14 18 (4.01%) ForeScout
15 17 (3.79%) Oracle
16 16 (3.56%) Avaya
17 14 (3.12%) Ruckus Wireless
18 13 (2.90%) SolarWinds