Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 220 240
Rank change year-on-year -24 +20 +48
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 84 125 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 1.09% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% 6.79% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 63 115 75
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,900 £25,125
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £49,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 1598 1842 1729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.76% 16.04% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1296 1430 1531
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £23,875 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,125 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
Birmingham +33 49 £47,000 +17.50% 2
Staffordshire +1 9 £27,500 -21.43% 1
Worcestershire +3 7 £26,000 -35.00% 1
Coventry -8 5 £57,500 +32.18%
Solihull - 4 £22,500 - 1
Warwickshire -1 3 £47,500 -2.56%
Shropshire -8 1 - - 1
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 55 (65.48%) Cisco
2 46 (54.76%) WAN
3 44 (52.38%) LAN
4 42 (50.00%) VPN
5 41 (48.81%) Windows
6 37 (44.05%) MPLS
7 36 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (41.67%) Firewall
9 32 (38.10%) Microsoft
10 31 (36.90%) TCP/IP
11 30 (35.71%) HP
11 30 (35.71%) OSPF
12 29 (34.52%) BGP
12 29 (34.52%) CCNP
13 28 (33.33%) Data Centre
14 26 (30.95%) ITIL
15 25 (29.76%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (28.57%) Hyper-V
16 24 (28.57%) Network Security
16 24 (28.57%) Windows Server
17 23 (27.38%) Active Directory
17 23 (27.38%) Wireless
17 23 (27.38%) VMware
18 22 (26.19%) Office 365
18 22 (26.19%) Cisco Nexus
19 21 (25.00%) CheckPoint
20 20 (23.81%) Project Management
20 20 (23.81%) F5
20 20 (23.81%) Presales
20 20 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure

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 12 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.76%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.57%) IIS
6 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.19%) Office 365
2 15 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (54.76%) WAN
2 44 (52.38%) LAN
3 42 (50.00%) VPN
4 37 (44.05%) MPLS
5 35 (41.67%) Firewall
6 31 (36.90%) TCP/IP
7 30 (35.71%) OSPF
8 29 (34.52%) BGP
9 25 (29.76%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (28.57%) Network Security
11 23 (27.38%) Wireless
12 22 (26.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (21.43%) DNS
14 16 (19.05%) Ethernet
14 16 (19.05%) SNMP
15 15 (17.86%) IPsec
16 14 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
16 14 (16.67%) SSL
17 13 (15.48%) DHCP
17 13 (15.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (16.67%) Billing
2 11 (13.10%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.52%) Finance
4 4 (4.76%) Banking
4 4 (4.76%) Marketing
4 4 (4.76%) Multimedia
5 3 (3.57%) Law
6 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 14 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 11 (13.10%) Network Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) Analyst
3 7 (8.33%) Consultant
3 7 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
4 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) IT Support
4 6 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 5 (5.95%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Voice Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Network Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Network Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.38%) WSH
3 1 (1.19%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 14 (16.67%) FlexPod
3 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.33%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.19%) iPad
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) PKI
5 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (48.81%) Windows
2 24 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (13.10%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.14%) Linux
8 5 (5.95%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.38%) Unix
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.19%) Android
10 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) ITIL
2 20 (23.81%) Network Design
2 20 (23.81%) Presales
2 20 (23.81%) Project Management
3 18 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 18 (21.43%) Migration
3 18 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 18 (21.43%) Time Management
4 16 (19.05%) Security Management
5 14 (16.67%) Application Performance Management
5 14 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
5 14 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 14 (16.67%) Line Management
5 14 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 14 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 14 (16.67%) SIEM
6 7 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.95%) Information Security
7 5 (5.95%) Network Architecture
8 4 (4.76%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.76%) SQL
3 2 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (34.52%) CCNP
3 13 (15.48%) CCNA
3 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.95%) CCDP
4 5 (5.95%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (5.95%) MCP
4 5 (5.95%) MCSA
5 4 (4.76%) MCSE
5 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 3 (3.57%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.38%) CCIE
7 2 (2.38%) CCSA
7 2 (2.38%) Degree
7 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.19%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.67%) QA
2 7 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 23 (27.38%) Active Directory
3 20 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.95%) XenApp
5 4 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (10.71%) SCCM
3 5 (5.95%) FortiGate
3 5 (5.95%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.76%) QRadar
4 4 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.19%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 55 (65.48%) Cisco
2 32 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 30 (35.71%) HP
4 23 (27.38%) VMware
5 21 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 20 (23.81%) F5
7 19 (22.62%) SolarWinds
8 18 (21.43%) Meraki
9 16 (19.05%) Aruba
9 16 (19.05%) Brocade
10 15 (17.86%) Fortinet
11 14 (16.67%) Juniper
11 14 (16.67%) Sourcefire
12 6 (7.14%) Citrix
13 5 (5.95%) Symantec
13 5 (5.95%) Veeam
14 4 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks
14 4 (4.76%) Mitel
14 4 (4.76%) Palo Alto
14 4 (4.76%) Tripwire