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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 18 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 573 469 256
Rank change year-on-year -104 -213 +74
Permanent jobs citing VLAN 306 202 42
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.41% 0.49% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 4.45% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 271 152 37
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £32,200
25th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.88%
75th Percentile £56,875 £57,813 £61,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +7.14%

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,056 4,541 1,136
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 12.17% 10.99% 12.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,500 3,327 924
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

VLAN
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

VLAN trend for jobs with a WFH option

VLAN
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing VLAN.

VLAN salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

VLAN
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing VLAN over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

VLAN salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, VLAN job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for VLAN.

1 219 (71.57%) Firewall
2 200 (65.36%) Microsoft
3 188 (61.44%) VPN
4 176 (57.52%) DNS
5 173 (56.54%) Active Directory
5 173 (56.54%) Windows
6 164 (53.59%) DHCP
7 146 (47.71%) Azure
8 136 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
9 135 (44.12%) WAN
10 128 (41.83%) VMware
11 126 (41.18%) LAN
12 119 (38.89%) Windows Server
13 112 (36.60%) Cisco
14 107 (34.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 96 (31.37%) TCP/IP
16 87 (28.43%) Social Skills
17 73 (23.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 71 (23.20%) Wireless
19 64 (20.92%) MS Exchange
20 61 (19.93%) Agile
21 56 (18.30%) Linux
22 53 (17.32%) Hyper-V
23 52 (16.99%) SQL
24 48 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
24 48 (15.69%) AWS
25 47 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
26 46 (15.03%) WLAN
27 44 (14.38%) SQL Server
27 44 (14.38%) ITIL

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 64 (20.92%) MS Exchange
2 34 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 25 (8.17%) IIS
4 19 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.90%) Apache
6 10 (3.27%) Apache Pulsar
7 8 (2.61%) WordPress
8 6 (1.96%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.63%) nginx
9 5 (1.63%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.65%) Confluence
10 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 146 (47.71%) Azure
2 136 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
3 48 (15.69%) AWS
4 38 (12.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (8.82%) IaaS
6 26 (8.50%) PaaS
7 19 (6.21%) SaaS
8 17 (5.56%) Google Workspace
9 12 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (3.59%) Azure DevOps
11 10 (3.27%) GitHub
11 10 (3.27%) MinIO
12 9 (2.94%) Cloudflare
12 9 (2.94%) GCP
12 9 (2.94%) Mimecast
12 9 (2.94%) Power Platform
13 8 (2.61%) Rubrik
14 6 (1.96%) OneDrive
14 6 (1.96%) OpenDNS
15 5 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 219 (71.57%) Firewall
2 188 (61.44%) VPN
3 176 (57.52%) DNS
4 164 (53.59%) DHCP
5 135 (44.12%) WAN
6 126 (41.18%) LAN
7 96 (31.37%) TCP/IP
8 71 (23.20%) Wireless
9 46 (15.03%) WLAN
10 44 (14.38%) MPLS
10 44 (14.38%) SAN
10 44 (14.38%) Wi-Fi
11 36 (11.76%) OSPF
12 32 (10.46%) SD-WAN
13 30 (9.80%) VoIP
14 26 (8.50%) Fibre Channel
14 26 (8.50%) IPsec
14 26 (8.50%) SSL
15 22 (7.19%) Cisco IOS
15 22 (7.19%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (5.23%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.59%) MySQL
6 10 (3.27%) Aerospike
6 10 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (3.27%) ArangoDB
6 10 (3.27%) Big Data
6 10 (3.27%) CockroachDB
6 10 (3.27%) Couchbase
6 10 (3.27%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.27%) Redis
6 10 (3.27%) Scylla
7 7 (2.29%) InfluxDB
7 7 (2.29%) Power BI
8 4 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.98%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (6.54%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.59%) GitLab
3 7 (2.29%) JIRA
4 5 (1.63%) Bitbucket Server
4 5 (1.63%) GCC
4 5 (1.63%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.63%) Subversion
4 5 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.63%) TeamCity
General
1 87 (28.43%) Social Skills
2 32 (10.46%) Public Sector
3 24 (7.84%) Finance
4 19 (6.21%) Organisational Skills
5 17 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (5.23%) Advertising
7 15 (4.90%) Legal
8 14 (4.58%) Law
9 12 (3.92%) Marketing
10 10 (3.27%) Manufacturing
11 7 (2.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 7 (2.29%) Retail
12 6 (1.96%) Games
13 5 (1.63%) Back Office
13 5 (1.63%) Banking
14 4 (1.31%) Wearables
15 3 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
15 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
16 1 (0.33%) Electronics
16 1 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 61 (19.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (16.34%) Network Engineer
3 47 (15.36%) IT Engineer
4 34 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 28 (9.15%) IT Support
6 24 (7.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 24 (7.84%) Analyst
7 23 (7.52%) Service Delivery Engineer
8 20 (6.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (5.23%) IT Support Engineer
11 15 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (4.90%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.58%) Consultant
13 13 (4.25%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 11 (3.59%) Cisco Engineer
15 11 (3.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 11 (3.59%) Cloud Consultant
16 10 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.58%) 802.1X
2 10 (3.27%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (3.27%) Kafka
3 8 (2.61%) Web Services
4 7 (2.29%) ARM Templates
5 3 (0.98%) LDAP
6 2 (0.65%) .NET
6 2 (0.65%) SAML
6 2 (0.65%) WebSockets
7 1 (0.33%) LAMP
7 1 (0.33%) Sensu
7 1 (0.33%) Spring
7 1 (0.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.07%) Data Centre
2 35 (11.44%) Driving Licence
3 16 (5.23%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.92%) Clustering
6 10 (3.27%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (3.27%) User Experience
7 9 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.61%) Smartphone
9 7 (2.29%) Fat Client
9 7 (2.29%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.96%) CCTV
11 5 (1.63%) CMDB
11 5 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (1.31%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (1.31%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.31%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.98%) Replication
14 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 173 (56.54%) Windows
2 119 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 56 (18.30%) Linux
4 47 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (9.48%) Windows 10
6 23 (7.52%) Windows Server 2019
7 22 (7.19%) Mac OS
8 15 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (4.90%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (4.25%) Android
10 9 (2.94%) CentOS
11 7 (2.29%) Amazon Linux
12 6 (1.96%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.96%) Unix
13 5 (1.63%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.31%) VMS
15 3 (0.98%) Debian
15 3 (0.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (23.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (19.93%) Agile
3 44 (14.38%) ITIL
3 44 (14.38%) Project Management
4 43 (14.05%) Customer Service
5 37 (12.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 35 (11.44%) Service Delivery
7 33 (10.78%) Project Delivery
8 31 (10.13%) Business Continuity
8 31 (10.13%) PRINCE2
9 30 (9.80%) DevOps
10 27 (8.82%) Mentoring
11 26 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (7.84%) Security Patching
13 22 (7.19%) Cybersecurity
14 20 (6.54%) Incident Management
14 20 (6.54%) Infrastructure as Code
15 19 (6.21%) Network Management
16 18 (5.88%) Information Security
17 17 (5.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.99%) SQL
2 38 (12.42%) PowerShell
3 36 (11.76%) Python
4 33 (10.78%) Bash
5 9 (2.94%) Go
5 9 (2.94%) Java
5 9 (2.94%) Perl
6 5 (1.63%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.63%) Ruby
6 5 (1.63%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.31%) Apple Swift
7 4 (1.31%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.31%) PHP
8 3 (0.98%) Bicep
8 3 (0.98%) C#
8 3 (0.98%) C++
8 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.65%) C
10 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (11.44%) CCNA
3 35 (11.44%) CCNP
4 34 (11.11%) MCSE
5 17 (5.56%) MCSA
6 15 (4.90%) Degree
7 14 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (4.25%) Azure Certification
9 11 (3.59%) Security Cleared
10 10 (3.27%) JNCIP
11 9 (2.94%) AWS Certification
12 8 (2.61%) CEH
12 8 (2.61%) DBS Check
13 7 (2.29%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (1.63%) CCIE
14 5 (1.63%) JNCIS
14 5 (1.63%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (1.63%) RHCE
15 4 (1.31%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.92%) SLA
2 10 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.63%) PMO
4 4 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.65%) NIST
5 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) Accessibility
System Software
1 173 (56.54%) Active Directory
2 107 (34.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (17.32%) Hyper-V
4 30 (9.80%) Docker
5 25 (8.17%) vSphere
6 23 (7.52%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (7.19%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (4.58%) Terminal Server
9 11 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (2.94%) Firmware
11 8 (2.61%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (2.29%) DFS Replication
13 4 (1.31%) zsh
14 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.65%) iptables
14 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.65%) pfSense
15 1 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.33%) XenApp
15 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (12.09%) Ansible
2 31 (10.13%) Kubernetes
3 24 (7.84%) WSUS
4 21 (6.86%) Nagios
5 19 (6.21%) Puppet
6 18 (5.88%) Grafana
6 18 (5.88%) HAProxy
7 17 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (5.56%) Prometheus
8 16 (5.23%) Terraform
9 15 (4.90%) SCCM
10 14 (4.58%) Jamf Pro
11 13 (4.25%) FortiGate
12 12 (3.92%) SCOM
12 12 (3.92%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (3.27%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (3.27%) Graphite
13 10 (3.27%) Salt
14 8 (2.61%) cPanel
Vendors
1 200 (65.36%) Microsoft
2 128 (41.83%) VMware
3 112 (36.60%) Cisco
4 31 (10.13%) Citrix
5 27 (8.82%) Google
6 25 (8.17%) HP
6 25 (8.17%) Splunk
7 24 (7.84%) Oracle
8 20 (6.54%) Veeam
9 19 (6.21%) Palo Alto
10 17 (5.56%) Ruckus Wireless
10 17 (5.56%) SolarWinds
11 16 (5.23%) Red Hat
12 14 (4.58%) Aruba
13 12 (3.92%) Dell
13 12 (3.92%) SonicWALL
14 11 (3.59%) F5
15 10 (3.27%) Apple
15 10 (3.27%) Barracuda Networks
15 10 (3.27%) Meraki