The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 136 133 116
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 11 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.47% 0.20% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 0.98% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 10
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £50,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.94%
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
378 408 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.99% 19.90% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 297 373 259
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,198 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing VPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT jobs citing VPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
1 12 (100.00%) MPLS
2 11 (91.67%) OSPF
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) VPN
2 11 (91.67%) BGP
3 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 10 (83.33%) Wireless
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL
3 10 (83.33%) CCNP
4 9 (75.00%) SSL
4 9 (75.00%) VoIP
4 9 (75.00%) EIGRP
4 9 (75.00%) Riverbed
4 9 (75.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (75.00%) F5
4 9 (75.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 9 (75.00%) Palo Alto
5 7 (58.33%) CISSP
5 7 (58.33%) SolarWinds
6 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (16.67%) SCCM
7 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 2 (16.67%) CCIE
7 2 (16.67%) CCIP
7 2 (16.67%) CCDA
7 2 (16.67%) CCDP
7 2 (16.67%) Juniper

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) MPLS
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (91.67%) BGP
2 11 (91.67%) OSPF
2 11 (91.67%) VPN
3 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 10 (83.33%) Wireless
4 9 (75.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 9 (75.00%) EIGRP
4 9 (75.00%) SSL
4 9 (75.00%) VoIP
5 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (8.33%) DMZ
6 1 (8.33%) IPv6
6 1 (8.33%) ISDN
6 1 (8.33%) Junos
6 1 (8.33%) Skype
6 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Network Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Network Support
1 9 (75.00%) Network Support Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Support
3 2 (16.67%) Presales Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper Support
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) WAP
1 1 (8.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Handset
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (83.33%) CCNP
3 7 (58.33%) CISSP
4 2 (16.67%) CCDA
4 2 (16.67%) CCDP
4 2 (16.67%) CCIE
4 2 (16.67%) CCIP
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) vCloud
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) Cacti
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) F5
2 9 (75.00%) Palo Alto
2 9 (75.00%) Riverbed
3 7 (58.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Mitel
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) VMware