Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 223 241
Rank change year-on-year +8 +18 +6
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 78 101 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 1.02% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.19% 6.49% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 64 92 94
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +4.58% +19.53%
10th Percentile £22,825 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £59,900 £50,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%

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 1,504 1,557 1,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.48% 15.65% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,058 1,253 1,409
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,925 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £60,000
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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -28 45 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Staffordshire +3 7 £34,250 +16.10% 1
Coventry +3 5 £37,500 -42.31%
Solihull - 4 £30,000 -
Warwickshire +22 3 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Worcestershire +12 3 £38,091 +46.50% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Shropshire +16 2 £37,000 +5.71%
Wolverhampton - 2 £21,750 -
Dudley - 2 £23,000 - 1
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 63 (80.77%) Cisco
2 47 (60.26%) VPN
3 46 (58.97%) WAN
4 45 (57.69%) Firewall
5 41 (52.56%) LAN
5 41 (52.56%) Microsoft
6 39 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (50.00%) Windows
6 39 (50.00%) MPLS
7 36 (46.15%) CCNP
8 35 (44.87%) VMware
9 31 (39.74%) TCP/IP
9 31 (39.74%) DNS
10 30 (38.46%) Active Directory
10 30 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
11 29 (37.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 29 (37.18%) DHCP
11 29 (37.18%) OSPF
12 28 (35.90%) Presales
13 27 (34.62%) Data Centre
13 27 (34.62%) Cisco Firepower
14 26 (33.33%) Office 365
15 25 (32.05%) Load Balancing
15 25 (32.05%) QRadar
16 24 (30.77%) Hyper-V
16 24 (30.77%) CheckPoint
17 23 (29.49%) HP
17 23 (29.49%) Wireless
18 22 (28.21%) ITIL
18 22 (28.21%) Windows Server

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 13 (16.67%) IIS
1 13 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.56%) JBoss
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) assyst
1 1 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (37.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (33.33%) Office 365
3 17 (21.79%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.56%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (60.26%) VPN
2 46 (58.97%) WAN
3 45 (57.69%) Firewall
4 41 (52.56%) LAN
5 39 (50.00%) MPLS
6 31 (39.74%) DNS
6 31 (39.74%) TCP/IP
7 29 (37.18%) DHCP
7 29 (37.18%) OSPF
8 27 (34.62%) Cisco Firepower
9 23 (29.49%) Wireless
10 17 (21.79%) Network Security
11 16 (20.51%) BGP
11 16 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (20.51%) Cisco Wireless
11 16 (20.51%) SAN
12 15 (19.23%) Ethernet
12 15 (19.23%) SNMP
12 15 (19.23%) WLAN
13 14 (17.95%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) MySQL
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (2.56%) Legal
1 2 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (1.28%) Games
2 1 (1.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Consultant
2 15 (19.23%) Architect
2 15 (19.23%) Network Consultant
3 14 (17.95%) Cisco Consultant
3 14 (17.95%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 14 (17.95%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (15.38%) Security Architect
5 11 (14.10%) Security Solutions Architect
6 10 (12.82%) Analyst
6 10 (12.82%) Network Engineer
7 8 (10.26%) IT Support
8 7 (8.97%) Implementation Engineer
8 7 (8.97%) Presales Consultant
8 7 (8.97%) Senior Implementation Engineer
9 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (7.69%) Cisco Presales Consultant
9 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (6.41%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
10 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) COM
2 5 (6.41%) WSH
3 3 (3.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 21 (26.92%) Driving Licence
3 11 (14.10%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (14.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (8.97%) Fat Client
4 7 (8.97%) HP StoreVirtual
4 7 (8.97%) Thin Client
5 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.13%) Clustering
7 3 (3.85%) Fintech
7 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.56%) EMV
8 2 (2.56%) FlexPod
9 1 (1.28%) EPoS
9 1 (1.28%) iPad
9 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 39 (50.00%) Windows
2 22 (28.21%) Windows Server
3 14 (17.95%) Linux
4 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.85%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.90%) Presales
2 25 (32.05%) Load Balancing
3 22 (28.21%) ITIL
4 16 (20.51%) Network Architecture
5 14 (17.95%) Network Design
5 14 (17.95%) Network Management
6 13 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 12 (15.38%) ITIL V3
8 11 (14.10%) E-Commerce
8 11 (14.10%) Incident Management
8 11 (14.10%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 11 (14.10%) SIEM
8 11 (14.10%) Software Optimisation
8 11 (14.10%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (8.97%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (7.69%) Information Security
11 5 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (5.13%) ITSM
13 3 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.10%) SQL
3 7 (8.97%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (46.15%) CCNP
3 14 (17.95%) CCNA
4 13 (16.67%) CCDP
5 12 (15.38%) CISSP
5 12 (15.38%) ISSAP
5 12 (15.38%) JNCIP
6 11 (14.10%) CCSE
6 11 (14.10%) IISP
7 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (6.41%) Degree
9 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
10 3 (3.85%) MCITP
11 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.56%) MCSA
12 1 (1.28%) CCSP
12 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.28%) MCP
12 1 (1.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.41%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (38.46%) Active Directory
1 30 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.97%) Forefront TMG
3 7 (8.97%) Terminal Services
3 7 (8.97%) VMware NSX
3 7 (8.97%) vSphere
3 7 (8.97%) XenApp
3 7 (8.97%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.56%) Squid
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (32.05%) QRadar
2 14 (17.95%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (5.13%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.13%) FortiGate
3 4 (5.13%) SCCM
4 2 (2.56%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 63 (80.77%) Cisco
2 41 (52.56%) Microsoft
3 35 (44.87%) VMware
4 24 (30.77%) CheckPoint
5 23 (29.49%) HP
6 20 (25.64%) Meraki
7 16 (20.51%) SolarWinds
7 16 (20.51%) Tripwire
8 15 (19.23%) Juniper
9 14 (17.95%) F5
9 14 (17.95%) Fortinet
10 12 (15.38%) Citrix
11 11 (14.10%) Dell
11 11 (14.10%) Forcepoint
11 11 (14.10%) IBM
11 11 (14.10%) LogRhythm
11 11 (14.10%) Splunk
11 11 (14.10%) Tufin
12 9 (11.54%) Dell Compellent
12 9 (11.54%) NetApp