Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 424 446
Rank change year-on-year +13 +22 +68
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 1304 1374 1448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.72% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 4.25% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1176 1245 1276
UK median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% -

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 28243 32293 35856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 16.98% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22864 26428 29649
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -5 1233 £42,250 -0.59% 84
UK excluding London +14 841 £37,500 -6.25% 75
London -12 452 £50,000 - 16
South East -21 305 £38,500 -9.41% 13
North of England +9 203 £32,500 -12.16% 28
Midlands +4 120 £40,000 -5.88% 18
East of England +51 101 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North West -44 100 £29,000 -22.67% 19
Yorkshire +54 85 £37,500 +7.14% 7
West Midlands -35 83 £40,000 +6.67% 6
South West -11 68 £40,000 +23.08% 3
Scotland +6 33 £33,000 -26.67% 3
East Midlands +43 26 £31,000 -27.06% 11
Wales +14 22 £41,250 +25.00% 4
North East +20 18 £32,500 +12.07% 2
Northern Ireland -23 3 £42,500 +13.33%

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VLAN.

1 829 (63.57%) Firewall
2 795 (60.97%) Cisco
3 725 (55.60%) Windows
4 608 (46.63%) VMware
5 557 (42.71%) VPN
6 556 (42.64%) Active Directory
7 520 (39.88%) DNS
8 519 (39.80%) WAN
9 495 (37.96%) Windows Server
10 474 (36.35%) LAN
11 461 (35.35%) Microsoft
12 456 (34.97%) TCP/IP
13 438 (33.59%) Cisco Certification
14 430 (32.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 413 (31.67%) DHCP
16 353 (27.07%) Linux
17 324 (24.85%) MS Exchange
18 318 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
19 317 (24.31%) BGP
20 308 (23.62%) Windows Server 2012
21 298 (22.85%) MPLS
21 298 (22.85%) OSPF
22 291 (22.32%) CCNA
23 288 (22.09%) ITIL
24 273 (20.94%) CCNP
25 272 (20.86%) Office 365
26 269 (20.63%) SAN
27 263 (20.17%) VoIP
27 263 (20.17%) Hyper-V
28 239 (18.33%) 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
1 324 (24.85%) MS Exchange
2 153 (11.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 95 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 84 (6.44%) IIS
5 63 (4.83%) SharePoint
6 54 (4.14%) Skype for Business
7 52 (3.99%) Apache
8 43 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (2.22%) nginx
10 27 (2.07%) CMS
10 27 (2.07%) OpenStack
11 26 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
12 24 (1.84%) Tomcat
13 21 (1.61%) WebSphere
14 18 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.84%) CloudStack
17 10 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 8 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 133 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.077%) InDesign
6 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.077%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.077%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.077%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.077%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 272 (20.86%) Office 365
2 184 (14.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 142 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (4.06%) Mimecast
5 32 (2.45%) IaaS
6 29 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (2.22%) PaaS
7 22 (1.69%) SaaS
8 20 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (1.30%) Amazon S3
10 14 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.54%) G Suite
13 7 (0.54%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.54%) OpenDNS
14 5 (0.38%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 829 (63.57%) Firewall
2 557 (42.71%) VPN
3 520 (39.88%) DNS
4 519 (39.80%) WAN
5 474 (36.35%) LAN
6 456 (34.97%) TCP/IP
7 413 (31.67%) DHCP
8 317 (24.31%) BGP
9 298 (22.85%) MPLS
9 298 (22.85%) OSPF
10 269 (20.63%) SAN
11 263 (20.17%) VoIP
12 210 (16.10%) Cisco ASA
13 182 (13.96%) Wireless
14 159 (12.19%) IPsec
15 156 (11.96%) Network Security
16 107 (8.21%) Cisco Nexus
17 104 (7.98%) Wi-Fi
18 102 (7.82%) HSRP
19 101 (7.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (13.96%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (3.76%) MySQL
4 37 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (1.38%) MariaDB
7 15 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (1.07%) MongoDB
8 14 (1.07%) Redis
9 13 (1.00%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.31%) IDOL
14 4 (0.31%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.23%) DB2
15 3 (0.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (3.22%) Git (software)
2 21 (1.61%) JIRA
3 20 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 20 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.92%) Subversion
6 10 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.46%) Psake
8 6 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.23%) Ant
9 3 (0.23%) Maven
10 2 (0.15%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.077%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.077%) git-flow
11 1 (0.077%) WinAutomation
General
1 172 (13.19%) Finance
2 97 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 51 (3.91%) Legal
4 48 (3.68%) Back Office
5 46 (3.53%) Retail
6 42 (3.22%) Law
7 29 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.69%) Banking
8 22 (1.69%) Marketing
9 20 (1.53%) Military
10 19 (1.46%) Games
11 16 (1.23%) Advertising
12 13 (1.00%) Billing
13 12 (0.92%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.77%) Electronics
15 6 (0.46%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.15%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.15%) Automotive
16 2 (0.15%) Romanian Language
16 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 349 (26.76%) Network Engineer
2 218 (16.72%) Support Engineer
3 170 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 157 (12.04%) Analyst
5 120 (9.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 111 (8.51%) IT Support
7 110 (8.44%) Administrator
8 99 (7.59%) Cisco Engineer
9 93 (7.13%) Senior Network Engineer
10 92 (7.06%) 3rd Line Support
10 92 (7.06%) IT Engineer
11 87 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 79 (6.06%) Support Analyst
13 76 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 71 (5.44%) IT Support Engineer
15 64 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
16 62 (4.75%) Infrastructure Support
16 62 (4.75%) Systems Administrator
17 57 (4.37%) Network Support
18 54 (4.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.84%) LAMP
2 23 (1.76%) 802.1X
3 22 (1.69%) LEMP Stack
4 19 (1.46%) .NET
5 17 (1.30%) POSIX
6 16 (1.23%) Web Services
7 12 (0.92%) LAPP Stack
8 11 (0.84%) Sensu
9 9 (0.69%) JDBC
9 9 (0.69%) XML
10 8 (0.61%) Django
11 7 (0.54%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.54%) FreeSWITCH
11 7 (0.54%) PHP-FPM
11 7 (0.54%) RFC 2547
11 7 (0.54%) WSGI
11 7 (0.54%) WSH
12 6 (0.46%) ASP.NET Core
12 6 (0.46%) WAP
13 5 (0.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 239 (18.33%) Data Centre
2 80 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.06%) Replication
4 64 (4.91%) Clustering
5 47 (3.60%) Driving Licence
6 42 (3.22%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
8 29 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 28 (2.15%) Private Cloud
10 23 (1.76%) PMI
11 19 (1.46%) FlexPod
11 19 (1.46%) iPad
11 19 (1.46%) Public Cloud
12 16 (1.23%) User Experience
13 14 (1.07%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 11 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
15 11 (0.84%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.77%) Fintech
16 10 (0.77%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 725 (55.60%) Windows
2 495 (37.96%) Windows Server
3 353 (27.07%) Linux
4 318 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 308 (23.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 195 (14.95%) Windows 7
7 147 (11.27%) Windows 10
8 100 (7.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 80 (6.13%) Windows 8
10 67 (5.14%) Ubuntu
11 48 (3.68%) CentOS
12 47 (3.60%) Unix
13 43 (3.30%) Debian
13 43 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (2.07%) Mac OS X
15 16 (1.23%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.84%) VMS
17 9 (0.69%) Android
17 9 (0.69%) Solaris
18 8 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (22.09%) ITIL
2 133 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 106 (8.13%) Load Balancing
4 105 (8.05%) Network Design
5 101 (7.75%) Project Management
6 97 (7.44%) Change Management
7 83 (6.37%) Network Management
8 81 (6.21%) DevOps
9 80 (6.13%) Network Monitoring
10 74 (5.67%) High Availability
11 73 (5.60%) Mentoring
12 66 (5.06%) Migration
13 57 (4.37%) Service Delivery
14 55 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
14 55 (4.22%) Configuration Management
14 55 (4.22%) Information Security
15 52 (3.99%) Presales
16 49 (3.76%) Problem Management
17 48 (3.68%) Cybersecurity
18 45 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 176 (13.50%) PowerShell
2 136 (10.43%) SQL
3 88 (6.75%) Python
4 83 (6.37%) Bash Shell
5 38 (2.91%) Perl
6 29 (2.22%) Ruby
7 27 (2.07%) C
8 24 (1.84%) VBScript
9 22 (1.69%) Shell Script
10 21 (1.61%) Java
10 21 (1.61%) PHP
11 9 (0.69%) C#
11 9 (0.69%) Jython
12 8 (0.61%) AWK
13 7 (0.54%) sed
14 3 (0.23%) C++
14 3 (0.23%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.23%) Korn
15 2 (0.15%) C-shell
16 1 (0.077%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 438 (33.59%) Cisco Certification
2 291 (22.32%) CCNA
3 273 (20.94%) CCNP
4 133 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 115 (8.82%) Degree
6 82 (6.29%) MCSE
7 81 (6.21%) CCIE
8 70 (5.37%) Security Cleared
9 67 (5.14%) MCSA
10 53 (4.06%) SC Cleared
11 41 (3.14%) MCP
12 34 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 33 (2.53%) CCDP
14 31 (2.38%) DV Cleared
15 28 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (1.76%) PMI Certification
17 20 (1.53%) CCIP
17 20 (1.53%) MCITP
18 18 (1.38%) CISSP
19 16 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (7.29%) SLA
2 52 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (3.30%) PCI DSS
4 29 (2.22%) QA
5 14 (1.07%) GCP
6 12 (0.92%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.38%) GDPR
9 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.31%) COBIT
10 4 (0.31%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.23%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.077%) PMO
System Software
1 556 (42.64%) Active Directory
2 430 (32.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 263 (20.17%) Hyper-V
4 116 (8.90%) VMware ESXi
5 101 (7.75%) vSphere
6 64 (4.91%) XenApp
7 47 (3.60%) Terminal Services
8 43 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
9 29 (2.22%) Docker
10 27 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (1.84%) DFS Replication
12 22 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (1.46%) Firmware
13 19 (1.46%) ProxySG
14 16 (1.23%) XenServer
15 15 (1.15%) NFS
16 12 (0.92%) Varnish
17 11 (0.84%) KVM
17 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 10 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 96 (7.36%) Puppet
2 83 (6.37%) SCCM
3 62 (4.75%) WSUS
4 57 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (4.29%) Ansible
6 51 (3.91%) Backup Exec
7 44 (3.37%) Nagios
8 39 (2.99%) vCenter Server
9 35 (2.68%) ZABBIX
10 29 (2.22%) SCOM
11 24 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
12 23 (1.76%) HAProxy
12 23 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
13 19 (1.46%) vMotion
14 17 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
14 17 (1.30%) FortiGate
15 16 (1.23%) Kubernetes
15 16 (1.23%) Salt
16 14 (1.07%) Cacti
16 14 (1.07%) Graylog
Vendors
1 795 (60.97%) Cisco
2 608 (46.63%) VMware
3 461 (35.35%) Microsoft
4 223 (17.10%) Juniper
5 177 (13.57%) HP
6 151 (11.58%) Citrix
7 137 (10.51%) CheckPoint
8 130 (9.97%) F5
9 115 (8.82%) Veeam
10 109 (8.36%) Dell
11 98 (7.52%) Palo Alto
12 89 (6.83%) Meraki
13 88 (6.75%) SolarWinds
14 65 (4.98%) Brocade
15 52 (3.99%) NetApp
16 50 (3.83%) Apple
17 47 (3.60%) Fortinet
17 47 (3.60%) Symantec
18 45 (3.45%) Avaya
19 44 (3.37%) Aruba