The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 116 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 13 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.72% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.53% - -
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
Average salary £45,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +16.66%
VPLS
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
287 267 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.90% 14.78% 18.56%
Number of salaries quoted 233 238 261
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VPLS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

VPLS Salary Trend in Birmingham

VPLS
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

VPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VPLS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 15 (100.00%) MPLS
2 14 (93.33%) VPN
3 11 (73.33%) WAN
4 10 (66.67%) Ethernet
4 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 10 (66.67%) Business Development
4 10 (66.67%) Unified Communications
5 5 (33.33%) OSPF
5 5 (33.33%) BGP
5 5 (33.33%) CCNA
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) ADSL
6 4 (26.67%) SLA
7 1 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (6.67%) CCSA
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco
7 1 (6.67%) CCNP
7 1 (6.67%) LAN
7 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.67%) Firewall
7 1 (6.67%) IPsec
7 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.67%) EIGRP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 15 (100.00%) MPLS
2 14 (93.33%) VPN
3 11 (73.33%) WAN
4 10 (66.67%) Ethernet
4 10 (66.67%) Unified Communications
5 5 (33.33%) OSPF
5 5 (33.33%) BGP
6 4 (26.67%) ADSL
7 1 (6.67%) LAN
7 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.67%) Firewall
7 1 (6.67%) IPsec
7 1 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
General
1 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) IT Support Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) IT Support
2 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CCNA
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCSA
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint