Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 251 199
Rank change year-on-year +70 -52 +46
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 100 76 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.24% 0.75% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.70% 4.94% 7.40%
Number of salaries quoted 94 54 119
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.61% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £26,563 £23,775 £28,500
90th Percentile £64,250 £60,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,493 1,537 1,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.49% 15.26% 15.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,106 1,251 1,370
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £23,938 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the West Midlands

VLAN
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VLAN in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for VLAN in the West Midlands

VLAN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for VLAN in the West Midlands

VLAN
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Birmingham +18 44 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Coventry +22 13 £37,500 -37.50%
Worcestershire +6 12 £43,250 +66.35%
Staffordshire +29 9 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Solihull +9 6 £45,500 +102.22% 1
Shropshire +8 4 £21,000 - 2
Dudley - 4 £32,500 - 2
Brierley Hill - 4 £28,625 -
Warwickshire +38 2 £50,000 +5.26%
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 -
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 78 (78.00%) Cisco
2 63 (63.00%) Windows
3 58 (58.00%) Firewall
4 56 (56.00%) Microsoft
5 50 (50.00%) WAN
6 48 (48.00%) LAN
7 46 (46.00%) VPN
8 45 (45.00%) VMware
9 40 (40.00%) HP
9 40 (40.00%) Windows Server
10 38 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (34.00%) CCNP
12 32 (32.00%) TCP/IP
13 30 (30.00%) Citrix
13 30 (30.00%) Hyper-V
13 30 (30.00%) Office 365
14 29 (29.00%) MS Exchange
15 28 (28.00%) Active Directory
15 28 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (27.00%) SAN
16 27 (27.00%) DHCP
17 25 (25.00%) DNS
17 25 (25.00%) Wireless
18 24 (24.00%) MPLS
18 24 (24.00%) OSPF
19 22 (22.00%) ITIL
20 21 (21.00%) SQL
20 21 (21.00%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (21.00%) CCNA
20 21 (21.00%) BGP

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 29 (29.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 16 (16.00%) IIS
3 11 (11.00%) Skype for Business
4 9 (9.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 30 (30.00%) Office 365
2 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 58 (58.00%) Firewall
2 50 (50.00%) WAN
3 48 (48.00%) LAN
4 46 (46.00%) VPN
5 32 (32.00%) TCP/IP
6 27 (27.00%) DHCP
6 27 (27.00%) SAN
7 25 (25.00%) DNS
7 25 (25.00%) Wireless
8 24 (24.00%) MPLS
8 24 (24.00%) OSPF
9 21 (21.00%) BGP
10 16 (16.00%) Network Security
11 15 (15.00%) RIP
12 13 (13.00%) VoIP
12 13 (13.00%) WLAN
13 12 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (12.00%) SNMP
14 11 (11.00%) IPsec
14 11 (11.00%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.00%) MySQL
3 3 (3.00%) Big Data
4 2 (2.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.00%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.00%) Back Office
3 2 (2.00%) Law
4 1 (1.00%) Automotive
4 1 (1.00%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.00%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) Architect
3 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 9 (9.00%) Network Systems Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Senior Implementation Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Network Architect
7 6 (6.00%) Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Consultant
8 5 (5.00%) IT Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Network Support
9 4 (4.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) LDAP
2 6 (6.00%) WSH
3 1 (1.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.00%) COM
3 1 (1.00%) EDI
3 1 (1.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Clustering
2 12 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.00%) Data Centre
3 11 (11.00%) Driving Licence
4 9 (9.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 9 (9.00%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (8.00%) Fat Client
5 8 (8.00%) HP StoreVirtual
5 8 (8.00%) Thin Client
6 6 (6.00%) Handset
7 3 (3.00%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (3.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.00%) FlexPod
8 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.00%) CMDB
9 1 (1.00%) Fintech
9 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.00%) Replication
9 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 63 (63.00%) Windows
2 40 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 20 (20.00%) Linux
4 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.00%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.00%) Unix
9 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.00%) CentOS
10 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.00%) ITIL
2 21 (21.00%) Network Design
3 17 (17.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 16 (16.00%) Load Balancing
5 14 (14.00%) Service Delivery
6 13 (13.00%) High Availability
6 13 (13.00%) Information Security
6 13 (13.00%) Mentoring
7 11 (11.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 10 (10.00%) Change Management
8 10 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (8.00%) Presales
10 7 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.00%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (6.00%) Change Control
11 6 (6.00%) Configuration Management
11 6 (6.00%) Project Management
11 6 (6.00%) Project Planning
12 5 (5.00%) Integration Testing
12 5 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.00%) SQL
2 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.00%) VBScript
5 2 (2.00%) Perl
5 2 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (34.00%) CCNP
3 21 (21.00%) CCNA
3 21 (21.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (11.00%) MCSE
5 8 (8.00%) CCA
5 8 (8.00%) CCAA
5 8 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (8.00%) Degree
5 8 (8.00%) MCITP
5 8 (8.00%) VCAP
5 8 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.00%) CISSP
6 4 (4.00%) ISSAP
6 4 (4.00%) JNCIP
7 3 (3.00%) CCDP
7 3 (3.00%) CCIE
7 3 (3.00%) CCSE
7 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) GDPR
2 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 30 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 28 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (20.00%) XenApp
3 20 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 8 (8.00%) Forefront TMG
4 8 (8.00%) Terminal Services
4 8 (8.00%) VMware NSX
4 8 (8.00%) vSphere
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (8.00%) Linux-HA
2 6 (6.00%) SCCM
3 4 (4.00%) QRadar
4 2 (2.00%) EnCase
4 2 (2.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.00%) FTK
5 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) Rundeck
5 1 (1.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 78 (78.00%) Cisco
2 56 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 45 (45.00%) VMware
4 40 (40.00%) HP
5 30 (30.00%) Citrix
6 18 (18.00%) NetApp
7 17 (17.00%) CheckPoint
8 13 (13.00%) Avaya
9 12 (12.00%) SonicWALL
10 11 (11.00%) Draytek
11 9 (9.00%) Dell
11 9 (9.00%) Fortinet
11 9 (9.00%) Juniper
11 9 (9.00%) Polycom
12 8 (8.00%) Dell Compellent
12 8 (8.00%) Meraki
13 7 (7.00%) Huawei
14 6 (6.00%) Mitel
15 5 (5.00%) Palo Alto
15 5 (5.00%) SolarWinds