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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 134 127 108
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.22% 0.048% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 0.28% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 2
Average salary £23,000 £34,000 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.35% -39.55%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
387 359 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.25% 17.17% 22.55%
Number of salaries quoted 324 327 291
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 November 2014.

VPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) MPLS
1 19 (100.00%) OSPF
1 19 (100.00%) BGP
2 18 (94.74%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (78.95%) Firewall
4 14 (73.68%) Cisco
4 14 (73.68%) CCNP
5 11 (57.89%) LAN
5 11 (57.89%) WAN
5 11 (57.89%) TCP/IP
5 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint
5 11 (57.89%) EIGRP
5 11 (57.89%) IPsec
5 11 (57.89%) CCSA
5 11 (57.89%) CCSE
5 11 (57.89%) Network Security
5 11 (57.89%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (57.89%) Network Management
5 11 (57.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (52.63%) Legal
7 8 (42.11%) Internet
7 8 (42.11%) VPN
8 5 (26.32%) SLA
8 5 (26.32%) ADSL
8 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
8 5 (26.32%) Line Management
9 4 (21.05%) CCNA
10 3 (15.79%) CCIP
10 3 (15.79%) Network Design
11 1 (5.26%) Law

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) MPLS
1 19 (100.00%) OSPF
1 19 (100.00%) BGP
2 15 (78.95%) Firewall
3 11 (57.89%) IPsec
3 11 (57.89%) Network Security
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (57.89%) EIGRP
3 11 (57.89%) LAN
3 11 (57.89%) WAN
3 11 (57.89%) TCP/IP
4 8 (42.11%) VPN
4 8 (42.11%) Internet
5 5 (26.32%) ADSL
General
1 10 (52.63%) Legal
2 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Network Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Security Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Network Security Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) Security Engineer
2 10 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 10 (52.63%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Network Design Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Network Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Network Management
2 5 (26.32%) Line Management
3 3 (15.79%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (73.68%) CCNP
3 11 (57.89%) CCSA
3 11 (57.89%) CCSE
4 4 (21.05%) CCNA
5 3 (15.79%) CCIP
6 1 (5.26%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint