The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 185 - 197
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 22 0 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% - 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% - 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 15 0 24
Average salary £62,500 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £39,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+39.24% +9.72%
VPLS
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1318 1594 1637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.59% 28.93% 30.85%
Number of salaries quoted 826 1030 1256
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,375 £28,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VPLS
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

VPLS Salary Trend in Berkshire

VPLS
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

VPLS Salary Histogram in Berkshire

VPLS
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 14 £62,500 - 2
Maidenhead - 4 £67,500 - 1
Slough - 3 £62,500 -
VPLS
South East

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS.

1 27 (93.10%) Cisco
2 26 (89.66%) BGP
2 26 (89.66%) Firewall
3 25 (86.21%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (79.31%) F5
5 22 (75.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 22 (75.86%) CheckPoint
6 19 (65.52%) CCNP
7 17 (58.62%) Network Security
8 16 (55.17%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (51.72%) CCSE
9 15 (51.72%) BIG-IP
9 15 (51.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (51.72%) Cisco PIX
9 15 (51.72%) CCIE
9 15 (51.72%) Nokia
9 15 (51.72%) CCSA
10 14 (48.28%) MPLS
11 12 (41.38%) Juniper
12 11 (37.93%) IPv6
12 11 (37.93%) VPN
12 11 (37.93%) LAN
13 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
13 10 (34.48%) VLAN
14 9 (31.03%) OSPF
15 8 (27.59%) ITIL
15 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
15 8 (27.59%) IPv4
15 8 (27.59%) CCNA
16 7 (24.14%) Check Point Certification

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 26 (89.66%) BGP
1 26 (89.66%) Firewall
2 22 (75.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 17 (58.62%) Network Security
4 16 (55.17%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (51.72%) BIG-IP
5 15 (51.72%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (51.72%) Cisco PIX
6 14 (48.28%) MPLS
7 11 (37.93%) IPv6
7 11 (37.93%) VPN
7 11 (37.93%) LAN
8 10 (34.48%) VLAN
9 9 (31.03%) OSPF
10 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
10 8 (27.59%) IPv4
11 7 (24.14%) DNS
11 7 (24.14%) TACACS
11 7 (24.14%) FWSM
11 7 (24.14%) Junos
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Network Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Network Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Network Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Network Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Solaris
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Network Management
2 7 (24.14%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.34%) Network Design
4 1 (3.45%) CRM
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Line Management
4 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Product Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (65.52%) CCNP
3 15 (51.72%) CCSE
3 15 (51.72%) CCIE
3 15 (51.72%) CCSA
4 8 (27.59%) CCNA
5 7 (24.14%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 2 (6.90%) CCIP
8 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.45%) CCDA
8 1 (3.45%) HNC
8 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) Cisco
2 23 (79.31%) F5
3 22 (75.86%) CheckPoint
4 15 (51.72%) Nokia
5 12 (41.38%) Juniper
6 7 (24.14%) VMware
7 2 (6.90%) HP
8 1 (3.45%) IBM
8 1 (3.45%) Radware
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