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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 128 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 4 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.20% 0.60% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 3.55% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 0
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £44,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +10.62%
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
415 338 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.46% 16.98% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 380 281 284
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (86.67%) WAN
4 11 (73.33%) Data Centre
5 9 (60.00%) Ethernet
5 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
5 9 (60.00%) Unified Communications
6 8 (53.33%) Business Development
7 6 (40.00%) OSPF
7 6 (40.00%) BGP
7 6 (40.00%) CCNA
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (33.33%) ADSL
9 4 (26.67%) LAN
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco
9 4 (26.67%) CCNP
9 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
9 4 (26.67%) Firewall
10 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
10 3 (20.00%) F5
11 2 (13.33%) SLA
12 1 (6.67%) Marketing
12 1 (6.67%) IPsec
12 1 (6.67%) Legal
12 1 (6.67%) CCSA
12 1 (6.67%) SaaS
12 1 (6.67%) Lync
12 1 (6.67%) Network Security
12 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (6.67%) Product Management

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) MPLS
2 14 (93.33%) VPN
3 13 (86.67%) WAN
4 9 (60.00%) Ethernet
4 9 (60.00%) Unified Communications
5 6 (40.00%) OSPF
5 6 (40.00%) BGP
6 5 (33.33%) ADSL
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) Firewall
8 1 (6.67%) IPsec
8 1 (6.67%) Network Security
8 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
General
1 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Business Development
2 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Product Management
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) CCNA
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco
1 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
2 3 (20.00%) F5