The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - - 33
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast - - 3.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 7.55%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
VPLS
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Communications & Networking Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
61 14 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 46.21% 9.79% 46.90%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 32
Average salary £24,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.15% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

VPLS
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Belfast region.

VPLS Salary Trend in Belfast